<pre> 2000 HOOTERS PROCUP SERIES RACE FACTS WHAT: JACKAROO SAUCES 250 USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race ...
<pre> 2000 HOOTERS PROCUP SERIES RACE FACTS
WHAT: JACKAROO SAUCES 250 USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race #13 of 20
WHERE: USA International Speedway- Lakeland, FL; 750-Mile, Paved WHEN: Saturday, September 2, 2000 - 8:00 p.m. EDT
DISTANCE: 250 Laps, 188 Miles
TV: Speedvision (Tape-Delayed, Friday, 8th, 8:00 p.m.& Midnight) Speedvision (Tape-Delayed, Monday, September 11th, Noon) Home Team Sports (Tape-Delayed, , Monday, September 11th, 7:00 p.m.) Sunshine Network (Tape-Delayed, Monday, September 11th, 8:00 p.m.) Sunshine Network (Tape-Delayed, Tuesday, September 12th, 3:30 a.m.) Sunshine Network (Tape-Delayed, Wednesday, September 13th, 11 p.m.)
RADIO: USA Racing Network (USARN) (Live, 7:45, p.m., EDT) WPCC-AM 1410, Clinton, SC WKDY-AM 1400, Spartanburg, SC
POSTED AWARDS: $113,500
FIELD: 40 cars possible. Fastest 38 cars through time trials. Two provisional starting positions based on top 30 drivers’ position in the current 2000 points standings. One provisional each may be added to the field for a former Hooters ProCup Series champion, or a former USAR Hooters ProCup Series Rookie of the Year who competed in 1999. (Starting Line- Up Format Could Change At the Discretion of USAR Officials.)
SCHEDULE: Friday, September 1, 2000 5 -7 p.m. Early Parking & Registration Saturday, September 2, 2000 9:00 a.m. Pit Gate Opens & Park Haulers 10:00 a.m. Crew Chief Meeting (USAR Renegade Hauler) 10:15 a.m. Rookie Drivers Meeting (USAR Renegade Hauler) 12-2:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Practice 2:30 p.m. Hooters ProCup Drivers Meeting 2:45 p.m. CHAPEL SERVICE (USAR Renegade Hauler) 3:30-4:30 p.m. SARA Practice 5:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Qualifying Time Trials (2 Laps) 6:00 p.m. SARA Qualifying 7:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Series Autograph Session 7:40 p.m. Drivers Introduction and Pre-Race Ceremonies 8:00 p.m. Jackaroo Sauces 250 (USAR Reserves the Right to Change Schedule)
THE RACE: The track has hosted more Hooters ProCup Series events than any other track on the schedule.
RECORDS: Driver Date Speed Time Qualifying: Bobby Gill 11/27/99 117.114mph 21.804
JUNE 3rd TOP 10 IN EVENT: JUNE 3rd STATS: 1) Brian Vickers Discount Auto Parts Pole: Mario Gosselin 2) Steven Christian Time of Race: 2:25:00 3) Mario Gosselin Average Speed: 73.39 4) Jeff Agnew Margin of Victory: .2-sec. 5) Jon Wood Caution Flags: 10 for 71 laps 6) Andy Thurman Lap Leaders: Gosselin 1-72; Laughlin, Jr. 73-86; 7) David Pletcher Lindley 87-118; Gosselin 119-134; 135-248 8) Regan Smith Christian; 249-250 Vickers. 9) Tim Clayton 10) Kertus Davis
PAST RESULTS OF THIS EVENT Winner Discount Auto Parts Pole 2000 Brian Vickers Mario Gosselin 2000 Andy Thurman Stacy Puryear 1999 Derrick Kelley Bobby Gill 1999 Bobby Gill Mario Gosselin 1999 Mario Gosselin Mario Gosselin 1999 Bobby Gill Chad Chaffin 1998 Scott Wimmer Mario Gosselin 1998 Michael Ritch Chad Chaffin 1998 Michael Ritch Sammy Potashnick 1998 Mario Gosselin Bob Schacht 1997 Gene Morgan Bob Schacht 1997 Gene Morgan Gene Morgan 1997 Chad Chaffin Chad Chaffin
PARTICIPATING CONTINGENCY/BONUS AWARDS SPONSORS: Discount Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, State Fair Brand Corn Dogs, Miller Lite Beer, W.J. Plemons Investments, Incentive Risk Management, BRC Performance, CV Products, Ford Motorsports SVO, Earl’s Performance Plumbing, Eibach Springs, Griffin Thermal Products, Hawk Saw Blades, Holley Ignitions, Isky Race Cams, Landrum Springs, Manley Performance Products, MSD Ignitions, Quarter Master Industries, Racing Electronics, Rev Inc., Tri-Star Racewear
HPCS Race Winners in 2000: HPCS DAP Pole Winners in 2000:
1) Andy Thurman, USA International 1. Stacy Puryear, USA International
2) Bobby Gill, Florida Speedpark 2. Mario Gosselin, Florida Speedpark 3) Bobby Gill, Ace Speedway 3. Jon Wood, Ace Speedway 4) Mardy Lindley, Myrtle Beach Speedway 4. Clay Rogers, Myrtle Beach Speedway 5) Mardy Lindley, Peach State Speedway 5. Steven Christian, Peach State 6) Brian Vickers, USA International 6. Mario Gosselin, USA International 7) Bobby Gill, Montgomery Motor Speedway 7. Mario Gosselin, Montgomery 8) Bobby Gill, Lonesome Pine Raceway 8. Bill Plemons, Jr., Lonesome Pine 9) Bobby Gill, Hickory Motor Speedway 9. Clay Rogers, Hickory Motor Speedway 10) Bobby Gill, New River Valley Speedway 10. Jon Wood, New River Valley Speedway 11) Brian Vickers, Peach State Speedway 11. Chad Chaffin, Peach State Speedway 12) Hal Goodson, South Boston Speedway 12. Hal Goodson, South Boston Speedway
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: MILLER LITE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS: Driver Pts. Wins Driver Pts. Bobby Gill 1,876 6 1. Brian Vickers 1,688 Mario Gosselin 1,710 0 2. Jon Wood 1,631 Brian Vickers* 1,688 2 3. Clay Rogers 1,563 Steven Christian 1,674 0 4. David Pletcher 1,394 Jon Wood* 1,631 0 5. Stacy Puryear 1,269 Mardy Lindley 1,591 2 6. Regan Smith 1,170 Clay Rogers* 1,563 0 7. Sean Studer 1,139 Jeff Agnew 1,510 0 8. Kertus Davis 978 Charlie Ford 1,478 0 9. Shane Huffman 895 Andy Thurman 1,456 1 10. Darryl Hayes 752
* Denotes Rookie
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For Immediate Release
Agnew Readies for Return to USA International Former USAR Hooters ProCup Series Champion Continues Quest For First Win
FAYETTEVILLE, GA (August 28, 2000) -- The last time United Speed Alliance Racing brought its Hooters ProCup Series to town, history was made as Miller Lite Rookie of the Year candidate Brian Vickers became the youngest driver to win a Hooters ProCup Series race. The 16-year-old Thomasville, NC driver passed Steven Christian with two laps remaining to win the Lucas Oil Products 250. The third trip to USA International Speedway in 2000 could produce another first-time winner. The next first-time winner could appear this Saturday night when the USAR Hooters ProCup Series visits USA International Speedway for the running of the Jackaroo Sauces 250. Andy Thurman collected his first career Hooters ProCup Series win at USA International in February, when he won the season-opening race and Vickers followed with his June triumph. There are many drivers, both veterans and rookies, still searching for that elusive first win. Among many of the sentimental favorites is 1998 Hooters ProCup Series champion Jeff Agnew. Agnew not only won the title, but achieved it during his rookie season. He also won the title without ever visiting victory lane. While his Twin City Motor Exchange team has continued to compete in the series, Agnew is ready to see victory lane up close and personal. He collected his first top-five finish of the year at Lakeland back in June and a win could be possible for the former champion. "We always look forward to racing at USA International Speedway," said Agnew. "We have had some great runs at the track in the past and had some bad luck. Hopefully our luck will change this weekend in Florida." Agnew recalled two particular races at the .750-mile facility during his championship season in 1998. He was in position to win only to succumb to engine problems and a flat tire during two separate races at the track. Equipment problems proved to be the problem and Agnew hopes his luck at the track will change.
"Yes I guess you could say the track owes us one, but we will have to earn the win," said Agnew. "The competition level in the USAR Hooters ProCup Series has increased dramatically over the past couple of years and it is a struggle to keep up with the competition. If you ever get behind you are in big trouble." "We have achieved a lot of success in the Hooters ProCup Series but it has been tough not getting a win yet," added Agnew. "Hopefully that will all change this weekend." The race will be the first one for Hal Goodson this season at USA International. Goodson, who enters this weekend on a hot streak after winning last race at South Boston, will look to give Chevrolet its third consecutive win this season. Ford was the winning manufacturer in nine of the first 10 races this season, however, Chevrolet has found victory lane the past two races and Agnew would love to continue that streak for the bow-tie brand. "We would love to win for our great team and also for Chevrolet," said Agnew. "Right now this team could use it." For more information, please contact USAR Media Relations Director Tim Southers at (800) 852-7223.