USAR: Peach State: Post-race notebook

Jackaroo Sauces 250 presented by Hooters Air Notebook Done Gill? Prior to the running of the Jackaroo 250, Bobby Gill said that without a good run his season may be over. Well, Gill had a good run, but his finish needed to be better. After...

Jackaroo Sauces 250 presented by Hooters Air Notebook

Done Gill?

Prior to the running of the Jackaroo 250, Bobby Gill said that without a good run his season may be over.

Well, Gill had a good run, but his finish needed to be better. After the incident on lap 128, Gill finished in 25th. Gill refused comment on the accident, but Keith Roggen did give his side of the story.

''I don't know if his spotter didn't tell him I was there or not. I was two laps down, and I didn't want to hold him up,'' said Roggen. ''I was trying to get out the way, but he pinched me up. I hit the wall and came down. I feel bad because I was trying to get out of the way.'' Roggen finished in 24th.

The Median

Steve Christian led the first three laps then fell to the tail end of the lead lap in the middle stages of the Jackaroo Sauces 250. However, the Georgia driver would finish the night in fifth.

''We though we had a real good race car earlier then the rains came,'' said Christian. ''We made the best of it. All in all, considering what happened, we got a top-5.''

Mart's March

Mart Nesbitt continued his late-season surge at Peach State Speedway. Nesbitt started ninth, but the Fletcher, NC driver moved into contention shortly after halfway. Nesbitt chased down Michael Ritch and Jason Sarvis with less than 100 laps remaining, but he couldn't pick up his second win in as many starts.

''We've got a good combination going right now, but we were just a little too tight through the center all night,'' said Nesbitt, who picked up his first USAR Hooters ProCup win two weeks ago at South Boston Speedway. ''We finished about what we were worth tonight.'' Nesbitt finished fourth.

Rough Night For Rookies

Danny O'Quinn and Keith Roggen had night they'd soon like to forget. Roggen collided with Bobby Gill and finished 24th, while O'Quinn tangled with many others and finished 23rd.

''It was a wild night that's for sure. We don't have much of a body left, but we didn't hurt the frame,'' said O'Quinn. ''We think we found a pretty good setup for the championship series.''

Bad Day Clay

In recent weeks, Clay Rogers has been the only driver to stay in the same zip code with Shane Huffman, finishing second to Huffman in the last Southern Division events. But that wasn't the case on Saturday. Rogers received damage in three incidents and ended the evening in the 15th position.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Clay Rogers , Danny O'Quinn , Shane Huffman