WHAT: MILLER LITE 250 presented by Williams Bros. Lumber Co. USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race ...
WHAT: MILLER LITE 250 presented by Williams Bros. Lumber Co. USAR Hooters ProCup Series Race #11 of 20
WHERE: Peach State Speedway; .5-Mile, Paved WHEN: Saturday, August 5, 2000 - 7:30 p.m. EDT
DISTANCE: 250 Laps, 125 Miles
TV: Speedvision (Tape-Delayed, Sunday, August 13, 8:00 p.m.& Midnight)
Sunshine Network (Tape-Delayed, Monday, August 14, 8:00 p.m.) Home Team Sports (Tape-Delayed, Tuesday, August 15, 8:00 p.m.)
RADIO: USA Racing Network (USARN) (Live, 7:15, p.m., EDT) WPCC-AM 1410, Clinton, SC (Flagship Station) WKDY-AM 1400, Spartanburg, SC WMVA-AM 1450, Martinsville, VA
POSTED AWARDS: $109,500
FIELD: 36 cars possible. Fastest 30 cars through time trials. Two provisional starting positions based on top 30 drivers' position in the current 2000 points standings. One provisional each may be added to the field for a former Hooters ProCup Series champion, or a former USAR Hooters ProCup Series Rookie of the Year who competed in 1999. (Starting Line- Up Format Could Change If Qualifying Races Are Needed.)
SCHEDULE: Friday, August 4, 2000 5 -7 p.m. Early Parking & Registration
Saturday, August 5, 2000 8:30 a.m. Pit Gate Opens & Park Haulers 9:30 a.m. Crew Chief Meeting (USAR Renegade Hauler) 9:45 a.m. Rookie Drivers Meeting (USAR Renegade Hauler) 10:30 a.m. Safety Meeting 11-1:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Practice 1:30 p.m. Hooters ProCup Drivers Meeting 1:45 p.m. CHAPEL SERVICE (USAR Renegade Hauler) 4:00 p.m. Hooters ProCup Qualifying Time Trials (2 Laps) 5- 6:00 p.m. Local Practice & Qualifying 6:30 p.m. Hooters ProCup Series Autograph Session 7:00 p.m. Drivers Introduction and Pre-Race Ceremonies 7:30 p.m. Miller Lite 250 presented by Williams Bros. Lumber Co. (USAR Reserves the Right to Change Schedule)
THE RACE: The track has hosted seven Hooters ProCup Series events.
RECORDS: Driver Date Speed Time Qualifying: Chad Chaffin 11/15/98 96.592 mph 18.635
MAY 2000 TOP 10 IN EVENT: MAY 2000 STATS: 1) Mardy Lindley Discount Auto Parts Pole: Steven Christian 2) Bobby Gill Time of Race: 1:42:00 3) Steven Christian Average Speed: N/A 4) Marty Ward Margin of Victory: .2 seconds 5) Clay Rogers Caution Flags: 7 for 51 laps 6) Mario Gosselin Lap Leaders: 1-45 Steven Christian; 46-132 7) David Pletcher Bobby Gill; 133-169 Steven Christian; 8) Jerry Rector 170-193 Bobby Gill; 194-250 Mardy 9) Jeff Agnew Lindley. 10) Charlie Ford
PAST RESULTS OF THIS EVENT Winner Discount Auto Parts Pole 2000 Mardy Lindley Steven Christian 1999 Marty Ward Mario Gosselin 1999 Marty Ward Toby Porter 1998 Chad Chaffin Chad Chaffin 1998 Michael Ritch Jeff Agnew 1998 Mario Gosselin Chad Chaffin 1997 Marty Ward N/A
PARTICIPATING CONTINGENCY/BONUS AWARDS SPONSORS: Discount Auto Parts, Lucas Oil Products, State Fair Brand Corn Dogs, Miller Lite Beer, W.J. Plemons Investments, Incentive Risk Management, BRC Performance, CV Products, Ford Motorsports SVO, Earl's Performance Plumbing, Eibach Springs, Griffin Thermal Products, Hawk Saw Blades, Holley Ignitions, Isky Race Cams, Landrum Springs, Manley Performance Products, MSD Ignitions, Quarter Master Industries, Racing Electronics, Rev Inc., Tri-Star Racewear
HPCS Race Winners in 2000: HPCS DAP Pole Winners in 2000: 1) Andy Thurman, USA International 1. Stacy Puryear, USA International
2) Bobby Gill, Florida Speedpark 2. Mario Gosselin, Florida Speedpark 3) Bobby Gill, Ace Speedway 3. Jon Wood, Ace Speedway 4) Mardy Lindley, Myrtle Beach Speedway 4. Clay Rogers, Myrtle Beach Speedway 5) Mardy Lindley, Peach State Speedway 5. Steven Christian, Peach State 6) Brian Vickers, USA International 6. Mario Gosselin, USA International 7) Bobby Gill, Montgomery Motor. Speedway 7. Mario Gosselin, Montgomery 8) Bobby Gill, Lonesome Pine Raceway 8. Bill Plemons, Jr., Lonesome Pine 9) Bobby Gill, Hickory Motor Speedway 9. Clay Rogers, Hickory Motor Speedway 10) Bobby Gill, New River Valley Speedway 10. Jon Wood, New River Valley Speedway
CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS: MILLER LITE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR STANDINGS: Driver Pts. Wins Driver Pts. Bobby Gill 1,531 6 1. Jon Wood 1,356 Mario Gosselin 1,500 0 2. Brian Vickers 1,318 Steven Christian 1,374 0 3. Clay Rogers 1,292 Jon Wood* 1,356 0 4. David Pletcher 1,238 Mardy Lindley 1,343 2 5. Stacy Puryear 1,004 Brian Vickers* 1,318 1 6. Sean Studer 943 Clay Rogers* 1,292 0 7. Regan Smith 933 Jeff Agnew 1,276 0 8. Kertus Davis 798 Andy Thurman 1,252 1 9. Darryl Hayes 752 David Pletcher* 1,238 0 10. Shane Huffman 667
Peach State Speedway Welcomes the Hooters ProCup Series
Fayetteville, GA (7/31/00) As the 2000 season for the United Speed Alliance Racing Hooters ProCup Series reaches its halfway point, several tracks on the current schedule are prepared for their second Hooters ProCup race of the season. The series returns to the "Peach State" of Georgia this weekend for the running of the Miller Lite 250 presented by Williams Bros. Lumber Co. The one-half mile facility, located in Jefferson, Georgia (about 60 miles north of Atlanta), has hosted seven events in the history of the four year-old series. The only track to host more events has been USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida. The first half of the season has been dominated by driver Bobby Gill. The defending series champion has led more laps than anyone this season (718) and has won six of the first 10 races this year. Gill has also already won over $70,000 in 2000, easily doubling the winnings of Mardy Lindley, who stands second with over $34,000 in winnings. As the second half of the season begins, one driver looks to collect his first career win in the series. Steven Christian, who races out of nearby Buford, GA, won the Discount Auto Parts Pole in the May race. He led the first 45 laps of the race and led again later in the event for a solid third-place finish which vaulted him and his Lucas Oil Products Chevy into the top- 10 (third) in points, where he has remained. Another driver looking for a strong run is the driver of the Hooters Ford, Bill Plemons, Jr. from Locust Grove, GA. The veteran is also looking for his first career Hooters ProCup Series win and he recently won a pole position competing in a late model event at the fast track. Plemons, who has won a pole position this season, will look to get that first win in front of his family and friends. A driver to watch at Peach State Speedway is series veteran Marty Ward. Ward, from Marietta, South Carolina, has collected all three of his Hooters ProCup Series wins at Peach State, including both events at the track in 1999. Ward collected his season-best starting position of fourth in May and hopes a return to a track he has tasted success on will produce positive results this time around. The event will feature Miller Lite as the race sponsor. Miller Lite sponsors the Miller Lite Rookie of the Year award. Entering this weekend’s Miller Lite 250, Jon Wood has regained the lead he has held after seven of the first 10 races of the year. Brian Vickers, who became the only rookie driver to win this season when he won at USA International in June, moved into second place and Clay Rogers has used four consecutive top-five finishes to move into third place in the standings. Rogers won the Miller Lite Rookie of the Race Award at Peach State in May with his first top-five finish of the season. Gill, with the help of four straight wins, also claimed the points lead from Mario Gosselin after last week’s race at New River Valley Speedway. He now leads 31 points over Gosselin (1,531-1,500) and could tie Michael Ritch for the Hooters ProCup Series record for most wins in a season with his next victory. Ritch won seven races in 1998. Gill also passed Michael Ritch for second place on the Hooters ProCup Series career win list with 11 wins. For more information about the Miller Lite 250 presented by Williams Bros. Lumber Co. please contact Tim Southers, USAR Media Relations Director, at 770-719-0204.