USAR: Northern Division Cayuga Speedway preview

USAR Heads North Of the Border Fayetteville, GA& ...

USAR Heads North Of the Border

Fayetteville, GA– This weekend the USAR Hooters ProCup Series, Northern Division prepares to head North of the border, for the first time in the history of the touring series. The series will be at the Cayuga Speedway for the running of the Lucas Oil 200, located in Nelles Corner, Ontario, Canada. Miller Lite Rookie of the Year candidate Jason McLellan, who is the only driver to compete in every Northern division race so far this year from Canada, is tenth in driver points and looks forward to a series coming to his home country.

“ At least I won’t have to worry about crossing the border this weekend,” said McLellan, who has raced at Cayuga once last year during a CASCAR race, in which he finished 16th.“ Cayuga Speedway has got four good bumps in it. I look for the other Hooters ProCup drivers to come up here and put on a great show, like they always do. The track is also wide, so there will be lots of room to move around.”

“ I would like to think that I would have an advantage, but I doubt it. As far as extra pressure, there are 5,000 people that live in my home town (of Mt. Forest), and I look for 4,500 to come to the track, so yes I will be under lots of extra pressure to perform and do well. I will be trying 200% to have a good run, and hopefully we can see what we can come up with. It would be nice to be leading at lap 200.”

As for this year, running the inguinal USAR Hooters ProCup Northern series, McLellan has climbed to tenth in driver points, and third in Miller Lite Rookie of the Year points.

“ We have defiantly met our goals for this year. I wanted to win the rookie title but it looks like that one got away, but I never expected to be this high in the points,” added McLellan.

After the Hooters ProCup Series visits Cayuga, on Saturday night August 25, the final northern division regular point race will be held at Chemung Speedrome, on Saturday nigh, September 8.

“ I plan to go for the win there also. Last time we ran there we had a really good car, but this time we are going there to run better than before,” McLellan said.

After the checkers fall at Chemung, the top 25 drivers in the Northern division will battle off with the top 25 drivers in the south, including McLellan.

“ During the championship races we plan to run in the front, and see how the southern guys run. I am sure they will be tough, but I have good plans,” commented McLellan.

“ At the beginning of this year, we were planning just to make the shows. Now we are looking on what we can do to make the top five in points. Once we realized we were better than we expected, we raised the bar on our goals.”

Practice begins for the Lucas Oil 200 at 11 am, qualifying will begin at 5 p.m., with the winner receiving $1,000 for sitting on the Sunoco Fuel Pole Award. The green flag will fall on the Lucas Oil 200 at 7 p.m. followed by the All-Star Late Models battling it out for 75 laps.

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