USAR: New River Valley: Eric Corbett race report

HAGERSTOWN, MD. USAR Hooters ProCup driver Eric Corbett brings home a second place finish from New River Valley Speedway, Radford, VA. Corbett qualified the Clean & Shine, LSI Ford Taurus in the fifth position for the Kroger 250 presented by...

HAGERSTOWN, MD. USAR Hooters ProCup driver Eric Corbett brings home a second place finish from New River Valley Speedway, Radford, VA.

Corbett qualified the Clean & Shine, LSI Ford Taurus in the fifth position for the Kroger 250 presented by Pepsi. Jeff Agnew qualified on the pole position however he had to start at the rear of the field because of missing the driver's meeting which moved Corbett to the fourth starting position on the grid.

Once again, the USAR drivers put on an awesome show with door to door racing and excitement from the time the green flag waved until the checkered was thrown. The race endured 11 cautions for a total of 75 laps ran under the yellow. On lap 107 the race was under caution and several of the lead lap drivers choose to pit. Corbett as well as Jay Fogelman remained on the track in hopes to collect the Lucas Oil Products one-half way award of $1,000. Corbett was unable to get around Fogelman and waited until the next caution that involved 2002 Northern Points leader, Brian Ross on lap 125 to pit and make adjustments to the Clean & Shine, LSI Ford.

The saying, "The race isn't over until the checkered flies", proved so true this past Saturday evening as on lap 249, Corbett moved from fourth to second place position when Johnny Rumley and Jeff Agnew made contact. "We didn't have a second place car tonight, said Corbett, but we will take it."

The New River Valley race will air this Thursday at 7:00 PM on Speed Channel.

Corbett's next race is August 2nd at Big Daddy's South Boston Speedway in South Boston, VA.

To learn more about Corbett or USAR visit his website at www.ericcorbett.com

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Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Ross , Johnny R , Jeff Agnew