USAR: Mansfield: Joey Coulter race report

Joey Coulter Visits Ragtops & Roadsters Huntersville, N.C., June 17, 2008 -- Joey Coulter, fresh off a top-10 finish in the Greased Lightning 250 USAR Hooters Pro Cup race at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park, will make a public appearance ...

Joey Coulter Visits Ragtops & Roadsters

Huntersville, N.C., June 17, 2008 -- Joey Coulter, fresh off a top-10 finish in the Greased Lightning 250 USAR Hooters Pro Cup race at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Park, will make a public appearance at Ragtops & Roadsters Auto Museum in Murrells Inlet, S.C., beginning at 3:30 p.m. June 18.

"It's going to be fun seeing all those old cars," said the 18-year-old driver of the Tempest Cycles/Darrell Gwynn Foundation Ford No. 02s, who was only 4 years old when the newest of the cars on display was built. "I can only imagine what it was like driving them."

Coulter doesn't have to imagine what it would be like to find success behind the wheel of his Pro Cup machine. A Southern Division team, Coulter was entered in the June 14 Northern Division's visit to Mansfield to get some experience in preparation for the first Championship Series race at the end of the season.

"We had a great car," Coulter said about his 10th-place Mansfield performance. "Todd Myers, my crew chief, and the whole team all worked hard. I was a little disappointed in qualifying, because we had two front-row starts in a row and I might have driven a little too hard, so we had to start 19th. But the car worked great in traffic. I think we learned a lot that will make us better prepared when we return for the Championship Series."

As the Coulter Motorsports team prepares for the Hooters Pro Cup Southern Division's June 21 visit to Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway, automobile history meets racing's future as the team's driver prepares to appear nearby at the Ragtops & Roadsters Auto Museum.

"I'm looking forward to meeting the fans who come out to the museum," Coulter said. "The displays are set up to look like scenes from the past, and the exhibits always change so visitors never have the same experience twice. I'll be asking questions when I'm there, because my dad and I are restoring a '72 Chevelle. I think the fans who come out will have as much fun as I'm expecting to have."

Ragtops & Roadsters Auto Museum is located at 3956 Hwy 17 Bypass, on the west side of Murrells Inlet, S.C. It's about two-and-a-half blocks south of Inlet Square Mall and two blocks north of Waccamaw Community Hospital. Coulter's appearance begins at 3:30 p.m. along with his Pro Cup car. The museum can be reached at (843) 357-6227.

-credit: cm

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Series Stock car
Drivers Darrell Gwynn , Joey Coulter