USAR: Lonesome Pine: Race report

Fogleman wins at Lonesome Pine Raceway Agnew sets new mark in series despite tough night. Coeburn, VA -- One motto United Speed Alliance Racing advertises about the Hooters ProCup Series is "Short Trackin' Like It Ought To Be." Such was the case...

Fogleman wins at Lonesome Pine Raceway
Agnew sets new mark in series despite tough night.

Coeburn, VA -- One motto United Speed Alliance Racing advertises about the Hooters ProCup Series is "Short Trackin' Like It Ought To Be." Such was the case Saturday night at Lonesome Pine Raceway. The hard-nosed short track racing by Jay Fogleman and Shane Huffman late in the race gave credence to the statement about the style of racing known in the ever-growing series as the pair of veterans traded paint and the lead several times late in the race.

Jay Fogleman passed Shane Huffman on lap 210 to retake the lead after Huffman had nudged his way around Fogleman five laps earlier and held on to win the Food City 250 presented by Hooters Pro Golf Tour Saturday night at Lonesome Pine Raceway. The win was the seventh career win for Fogleman in the USAR Hooters ProCup Series.

"We had a great car tonight," said Fogleman. "We made a great pit stop and I hope we put on a great show for the fans tonight. Shane and I have raced a lot together through the years and that was fun. This is what racing in the Hooters ProCup Series is all about. I hope the fans enjoyed the race."

Shane Huffman, who currently leads the Southern Division point standings, finished second in his crossover start in the Northern Division. Kertus Davis finished third and Jason McLellan was fourth. Eric Corbett completed the top-five.

Jeff Agnew, who started on the outside pole and led 77 laps during the race, became the first driver in the history of the Series to start his 100th career race. Agnew won the 1998 USAR Hooters ProCup Series National Championship and appeared to have one of the best cars of the night until he hit the inside retaining wall in turn one trying to avoid a spin by Dale Delozier. Agnew was able to continue in the race after repairs and finished 25th.

The race was the most competitive one ever held at the beautiful 3/8-mile track in southwest Virginia as five drivers traded the lead ten times during the race. The race was slowed six times by caution flags for 41 laps.

Huffman won the Advance Auto Parts Pole Award and led just one lap before Agnew made his way to the front. Huffman regained the lead on lap 79 and yielded it to Davis when he pitted on lap 90. Davis, who has enjoyed a rebirth of his driving career in the Series for car owner Steve Husketh, led twice in the event and McLellan also found his way to the front for 19 laps.

Fogleman led at lap 125 to win the Lucas Oil Halfway Leader Award and also became the first driver since Bobby Gill in 1999 to win at Lonesome Pine from the 20th starting position. The move also netted Fogleman Hard Charger of the Race honors. Rookie driver Joel Kauffman used his eighth-place for the second consecutive race to win Miller Lite Rookie of the Race honors.

Davis, McLellan and Corbett each collected top-five finishes in Jennerstown two weeks ago in the first Northern Division race of the season. Brian Ross finished sixth to keep him in the lead in the Northern Division point standings over Corbett and Davis (295-280). Fogleman moved into the top-five with his win and stands fourth with 276 points and McLellan completes the top-five with 270 points.

The USAR Hooters ProCup Series returns to action this Saturday night at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway for the running of the Simonson Builders & Simonson Excavation 250. For more information please visit the official website for the Hooters ProCup Series at www.usarprocup.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Ross , Kertus Davis , Joel Kauffman , Shane Huffman , Jeff Agnew