MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- This past weekend featured the sixth race of the 30-race schedule for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series and the second race of the Northern Division schedule. The following information was compiled by USAR Media Relations and...
MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- This past weekend featured the sixth race of the 30-race schedule for the USAR Hooters ProCup Series and the second race of the Northern Division schedule. The following information was compiled by USAR Media Relations and USAR Hooters ProCup Series team public relations representatives:
* Jay Fogleman gave the USAR Hooters ProCup Series its sixth different winners in as many races in 2003 between both divisions. This marks the first time in the history of the USAR Hooters ProCup Series there has not been a multi-race winner this far into the season.
* Jeff Agnew set a new mark with his 100th career start in the USAR Hooters ProCup Series Saturday night.
* Danny O'Quinn, Jr. stepped out of the Southern Division to compete at his hometown in Coeburn, VA. O'Quinn, Jr. didn't let the new faces of the northern drivers keep him out of the top-10. O'Quinn, Jr. has four top-10 finishes in the five races he has competed in this year with a season-high 5th-place finish at New Smyrna Speedway back in March.
* There were 36 cars that attempted to qualify for the Food City 250. Four drivers, Ray Peele, Ronnie Perrine, Jr., Jeff Roark and Derrick Kelley, didn't make the race.
* Jay Fogleman won his first race since September of last year when he won at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA.
* Scott Baker, finished a disappointing 17th after suffering tire and shock problems during the race.
* Kertus Davis has proven turning a wrench in the Southern Division hasn't hurt his driving skills in the Northern Division. Davis, who is driving in his first season for car owner Steve Husketh, has collected two top-10 finishes in his first two races and is tied with Eric Corbett for second in the standings.
* Jason McLellan leads three Canadian drivers who are racing full-time this season. McLellan, who sits fifth in the standings, joins Davis and Corbett as the only drivers to finish in the top-10 in both Northern Division races held this season. John Gaunt and Robbie Thompson are both in the top-20 in the point standings.
* 27 of the 32 cars that qualified were running at the end of the Food City 250 Saturday night.
* Hal Goodson suffered mechanical problems and was forced to park his Dodge for the night on lap 69. Goodson, who finished 6th in his first Northern Division race at Jennerstown Speedway, fell from 6th to 11th in the standings.
* Joel Kauffman joins Danny O'Quinn, Jr. as a strong Miller Lite rookie of the year candidate with two consecutive rookie of the race awards and back-to-back top-10 finishes in his first two races.