USAR: Jennerstown Northern Division preview

JENNERSTOWN, PA - Saturday's Lucas Oil Products 250 at Jennerstown Speedway has attracted a stellar field of 46 entries, including eight from Pennsylvania who will lead the Northern bunch against their Southern counterparts. The 125-mile,...

JENNERSTOWN, PA - Saturday's Lucas Oil Products 250 at Jennerstown Speedway has attracted a stellar field of 46 entries, including eight from Pennsylvania who will lead the Northern bunch against their Southern counterparts.

The 125-mile, 250-lap race is classified as a Northern Division event for the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooters ProCup Series. Thirteen drivers from the Southern Division will also be on hand to get a look-see at the slightly-banked half-mile oval in preparation for a return visit on Sept. 28th. Southern Division drivers can not earn points this weekend at Jennerstown, but could collect the $10,000 first-place prize.

It all builds towards Round 2 of the Hooters ProCup "Four Champions Challenge" race on Sept. 28th at Jennerstown Speedway. During those five events comprising the Four Champions Challenge, the top-25 drivers in Southern and Northern Division points will converge on tracks in Illinois, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida to determine the overall USAR ProCup Series 2001 Champion.

Among the top entries are both division points leaders, the North's Mardy Lindley of Taylors, SC., and the South's Hal Goodson of Winston-Salem, NC. If that's confusing, remember that drivers had to declare their points division prior to the start of the season, and it didn't matter where they lived.

There's a true Pennsylvania flavor to the entry list with eight entries: Dave Houpt of Frieden, Jeremiah Kuntz of Mahaffey, Tim Bainey Jr. of Osceola Mills, Travis Aryes of Granville Summitt, Grant Andrews Jr. of Albrightsville, Jimmy Burns of Quakertown, BJ Underdown of Williamsport and Johnny Mackinson Jr. of York.

Other leading entries include Northern points-seekers Brian Vickers of Thomasville, NC., Jeff Agnew of Floyd, VA, and Donnie Hill of Columbus, OH. Other top drivers from the Southern division entered at Jennerstown include Steve Christian of Buford, GA, and Mike Laughlin Jr. of Simponsivlle, SC. Christian won the last Southern division race last week at Montgomery, AL.

Spectator gates will open at 4 p.m., with Hooters ProCup time trials at 5 p.m., and an autograph session at 6 p.m. The Lucas Oil Products 250 is set for a 7 p.m. start, and will pay $10,000 to win. Tickets will be available at the gate. Adults are $20, ages 12-15 are $10 and under age 12 are free.

-USAR

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Vickers , Tim Bainey Jr. , Jeff Agnew
Teams Williams