Andrew Rogers Ready To Prove He Has What It Takes Youngster Enters Pro Cup Venture With Own Team DENVER, NC (June 19, 2006) -- Andrew Rogers received quite a shock a couple weeks ago when he, along with his sponsor Termidor, were...
Andrew Rogers Ready To Prove He Has What It Takes
Youngster Enters Pro Cup Venture With Own Team
DENVER, NC (June 19, 2006) -- Andrew Rogers received quite a shock a couple weeks ago when he, along with his sponsor Termidor, were released from their ride. Now the sun is shinning a little brighter on the 20-year-old. The Termidor-sponsored driver announced today that he and his father are returning to their roots to reorganize their Mike Rogers Motorsports team and continue their quest toward the 2006 Hooters Pro Cup Series championship.
The team will enlist the assistance of former Pro Cup and Busch Series driver and noted chassis specialist Mike Laughlin Jr., at least for this coming week's event at Myrtle Beach Speedway.
"This is going to be my dad's family-owned team," explained Rogers, who is also competing in the Pro Division of Legends Cars at the Lowe's Motor Speedway's Summer Shootout program on Tuesday nights. "Mike Laughlin is helping us for Myrtle Beach and then we will be taking it in-house after that. I am just looking forward to going out and making sure that people know that I do have good driving skills and show that team owners don't always make the best decisions.
"This is a great opportunity for us. I am really glad to be back home working out of Denver (NC) and to be working with my dad again. I just have to thank him for everything that he has done."
Myrtle Beach is a track Andrew has experience on and is hoping for a solid race as the team organizes itself into the top-notch category on the Pro Cup circuit.
"We will be taking the new car to Myrtle Beach and I am really excited about it," said Rogers. "I have been down here working with those guys all week long and they are putting a lot of hard work into the car. I think that it is going to be really good for us. Termidor and Aaron's Rent are going to be with us as a team, and I think it is really awesome that they stayed with us.
"To be honest with you, I still don't really know why we were let go," said Rogers. "We have been producing good results and we have major sponsors, so I don't really understand it. I just want to be able to go out and show that it wasn't because I can't drive. My finishes this year show that I can."
Rogers is currently tenth in the Hooters Pro Cup Series Southern Division standings with four top-10 finishes in six races.
"I know I am capable of winning, and I think in the next couple of races we should be pretty good. We had good cars all last year and kind of beat ourselves in some places. I am a really comfortable driver at places like Myrtle Beach, Hickory and Kenly, all of the next few places we go to, and I don't think it is out of the question at all for us to win at one of those tracks. I want to do well in points, but also to show that we can go out there and win."
The Termidor team will enlist the aid of Chris Rogers as its crew chief. Chris, who is Andrew's uncle, is noted as a set-up wizard in all kinds of racing in the southeast.
The USAR Hooters Pro Cup racing action will be taking place at 7:30pm at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday, June 24th. The race can be seen on SPEED Channel on Wednesday, June 28th, at 5pm.