Wood Brothers Debut Focus Midget at Hickory Terry Hall of Stuart, Va. will compete in the opening race of USAC's brand-new Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus Midget Car Series March 20 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway and the team he will...
Wood Brothers Debut Focus Midget at Hickory
Terry Hall of Stuart, Va. will compete in the opening race of USAC's brand-new Carolina/Virginia Ford Focus Midget Car Series March 20 at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway and the team he will drive for is certainly no stranger to the sport.
The famed Wood Brothers of Stuart, Va. will field a Beast chassis for Terry, who has been an integral part of Wood Brothers Racing for more than two decades. Hall has served as transporter driver, jack man, tire carrier, shop foreman and parts manager for the legendary team which counts 97 NASCAR Cup victories since 1960. Glen Wood himself scored the team's first Cup win in 1960 at Bowman-Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C. and the team won as recently as 2001 with Elliott Sadler at Bristol, Tenn. Included in the victories are four in the Dayton 500, Tiny Lund in 1963, Cale Yarborough in 1968, A.J. Foyt in 1972 and David Pearson in the famous 1976 finish. Ricky Rudd is the team's current NASCAR Nextel Cup driver.
Hall finally got into a race car himself two years ago and has made his mark in mini-sprints, winning six times in his first season, then taking the Oak Level Raceway track championship in 2003 with nine feature victories!
Hall's car was the first Focus car to be delivered to Carolina/Virginia participants, which already number more than 25! His car will be sponsored by the Wood Brothers Racing Museum, located in Stuart, Va.
Robbie Ray, USAC's 2003 Indiana Ford Focus Midget Car Champion, is also slated to compete, driving as a teammate to Brice Kenyon in team cars for the legendary Kenyon Brothers Racing Team of Lebanon, Ind. Brice's father Mel is USAC's only 7-time National Midget Car Champion and owns 111 USAC National Midget feature victories.
The Hickory program gets under way with practice at 2:30 pm and concludes with twin-20-lap feature events, sponsored by Afordablespeed.com. and presented by Dakota Properties.
Also slated to make his USAC racing debut in the Hickory racing program is Chase Scott of Concord, N.C., son of legendary motorcycle racer Hank Scott and brother of USAC Midget veteran Ryan Scott. Chase has his roots in legend cars.