USAR: Motordrome: Jason Mignogna preview

GREENSBURG, PA (Aug. 30) .......... Jason Mignogna accomplished one of his 2003 racing goals by taking the green flag in the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooters ProCup race at the South Boston (VA) Speedway earlier this month. Now, the ...

GREENSBURG, PA (Aug. 30) .......... Jason Mignogna accomplished one of his 2003 racing goals by taking the green flag in the United Speed Alliance Racing (USAR) Hooters ProCup race at the South Boston (VA) Speedway earlier this month. Now, the Greensburg driver is looking to improve his performance when the series invades the Motordrome (PA) Speedway Friday evening for the running of the Hooters ProCup 250-lap northern series event.

"With all of the adversity we have been through this year, it felt good just to be racing again. We qualified in the middle of the field at South Boston, and finished 22nd. We learned a lot, got some track time and brought the car home in one piece. Everyone on the team did a great job, and, overall, I was pleased with our effort the first time out," Mignogna said.

Mignogna and his family-owned Mignogna Collision Center team are looking to better their performance in the Motordrome contest. "Motordrome is just a few miles from our home, and we have a lot of laps on the track," commented Mignogna. "We're looking to run a little stronger.

"Running in USAR is a big learning curve for our team. Everything is different from the late-model cars we were used to racing. Plus, the Hooters races are much longer, which brings pit stops and strategy into play. We need to take things one step at a time, and keep making improvement."

The Mignogna Motorsports team also announced that it will enter the non-point Champion Racing Association Sunoco Super Series late-model race on Sat. Sept. 27 at Motordrome.

"We still have all of our late model equipment," concluded Mignogna, "we've raced in the Sunoco Series in the past and have fared pretty well, so we're going to give it a shot."

Mignogna was formerly a top-ranked driver for 10-years in the ICEMAN Super Car Series. The 30-year old driver captured a feature win at the Mansfield (OH) Speedway in the series last year.

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