USAR: Lonesome Pine: Northern Division round 2 preview

Lonesome Pine Raceway Hosts Food City 250 LONGS, SC - After experiencing a somewhat rough race in their Hooters Pro Cup Series Northern Division season-opener at South Boston Speedway a couple of week ago, the stars of the Northern...

Lonesome Pine Raceway Hosts Food City 250

LONGS, SC - After experiencing a somewhat rough race in their Hooters Pro Cup Series Northern Division season-opener at South Boston Speedway a couple of week ago, the stars of the Northern Division are ready for Lonesome Pine Raceway. The Food City 250 presented by Greased Lightning will begin at 7:00 pm this Saturday night on the second stop for the division and couldn't come at a better time for veterans like Jeff Agnew. Agnew, who finished second to Benny Gordon in the season opener at South Boston, always looks forward to coming back to a track he competed on quite frequently during his late model days.

Agnew led 33 laps last year and wound up finishing sixth, while he also led laps in 2003 before getting caught in an accident ending his chances for a win.

The race has featured three different winners over the past three years with Mardy Lindley hoping to repeat his performance in 2002 when he won at the uniquely-shaped track located in southwestern Virginia. Lindley is the only full-time Northern Division competitor to have won at LPR pre-registered for this weekend's race. Last season Danny O'Quinn, Jr. brought the crowd to its feet as he collected his first career Hooters Pro Cup Series win in front of the hometown fans.

The Food City 250 is also an event that gets the community involved through the title sponsor's Coeburn, Virginia store located just a stone's throw from the track. The 7th annual Hooters Pro Cup Food City Rev-It-Up Party in scheduled on Friday, April 29th from 4-7 pm at the Food City in Coeburn. Hooters Pro Cup Series drivers, show cars, the Food City Big Cart are just some of the attractions for local fans to come out and see at the annual event. Free food samples will be available while they last and autograph cards and prizes will be available to fans while they last.

For more information on advance tickets or the Food City 250 presented by Greased Lightning, contact Lonesome Pine Raceway at 276-395-5001.

2005 USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series quick Facts

WHAT: FOOD CITY 250 presented by GREASED LIGHTNING
Race #7 of 30 (Northern Division Race 2 of 12)

WHERE: Lonesome Pine Raceway - Coeburn, VA
.375-mile, semi-banked asphalt oval

WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2005 - 7:00 pm (EDT)

DISTANCE: 250 Laps/94 Miles

POSTED AWARDS: $117,191 (Includes $36,800 Point Fund)

STARTING FIELD: 28 car starting field. 30 cars possible. Fastest 24 cars through time trials. Two provisional positions for top-30 from 2004 Northern Division Driver Points Standings. Two provisionals for 2004 Northern Division top-30 Car Owner Points Standings. Two provisional starting positions available for a past Hooters Pro Cup Series champion or rookie of the year (only if necessary).

TELEVISION: SPEED Channel, Saturday, May 7, 2005 (10:00 pm EDT)
SPEED Channel, Friday, April 13, 2005 (12:00 Noon EDT)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

Saturday, April 9, 2005:
11:00 am Pro Cup Practice Begins
1:00 pm Pro Cup Practice Ends
2:00 - 3:30 pm Allison Legacy Series Practice & Qualifying
4:00 pm Pro Cup Qualifying Time Trials
4:45 pm Allison Legacy Series Race - 50 Laps
5:45 pm Autograph Session
6:30 pm Pre-Race Ceremonies
7:00 pm Food City 250 presented by Greased Lightning

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Series Stock car
Drivers Danny O'Quinn , Jeff Agnew