USAR: Peach State CS: Southern Division preview

Peach State Speedway ready for face four of Championship series. Fayetteville, GA -- One race that will pivotal in determining who will be in the hunt for the 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series National Championship is the Dan Duncan Memorial ...

Peach State Speedway ready for face four of Championship series.

Fayetteville, GA -- One race that will pivotal in determining who will be in the hunt for the 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series National Championship is the Dan Duncan Memorial Naturally Fresh Kids' Ranch 250 presented by Aneco Electric at  Peach State Speedway on Saturday November 2nd. The fourth race of the five-race Championship Series will help shake out the contenders for the crown, which will be determined at USA International Speedway later in the month.

One driver who is currently third in the point standings is Steve Christian. Christian, from nearby Buford, Georgia, collected a win in July during a rain-shortened race at the fast one-half mile oval. Christian will likely be one of the favorites when the Series returns to the only track in the Peach State to host a Hooters ProCup Series race.

Another driver favored at Peach State Speedway will be Jason Sarvis. Sarvis, who has collected a pair of wins this season at USA International Speedway, finished second in both previous races at Peach State Speedway this year. Sarvis also will be a favorite to challenge for his third consecutive Buffalo Nickel Pole Award at Peach State Speedway this season as well.

Brian Ross, who finished as the number one seed from the Northern Division and also currently leads the chase for the Miller Lite Rookie of the Year crown, visited the track during the July event and finished a strong third.

"The Southern guys are great racers," said Ross. "I raced there years ago and it was good for us to go down there as a team and get some experience for the Championship Series."

Michael Ritch (1998), Mardy Lindley (2000), and Shane Huffman (2001), and Bobby Gill (2002) join Christian as previous winners of Hooters ProCup Series races at Peach State Speedway.

"Peach State Speedway is a demanding track," said Christian. "It is a place you have to have your car set-up just right and have a good motor because the track will go through your tires and the better set-up you have the better the car will handle late in the race."

The track could offer Clay Rogers, Lindley, and Sarvis each have an opportunity to win an extra $10,000 as both drivers have each visited victory lane once during the Championship Series. If any driver can win two races they will collect the bonus sponsored by Eastern Foods Incorporated in the Naturally Fresh Challenge Series. If a driver can win any three races during the Championship Series the bonus will increase to $25,000.

"While we are focused on trying to win the championship picking up an extra bonus would be great for our Hooters Ford," said Lindley. "We appreciate Eastern Foods, Incorporated sponsoring this bonus program and it would be nice to get a win at Peach State Speedway."

The Dan Duncan Memorial Naturally Fresh Kids' Ranch 250 presented by Aneco Electric will begin at 7 pm with the Allison Legacy Series following with a 50-lap race. For more information concerning the Dan Duncan Memorial Naturally Fresh Kids' Ranch 250 presented by Aneco Electric or any other race in the 2002 USAR Hooters ProCup Series schedule please visit the official website of USAR at www.usarprocup.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Clay Rogers , Brian Ross , Shane Huffman