Thursday, June 14 2012 @ 02:39 PM EDT
Victory At Motor Mile Worth Five Contingency Awards For Ransone
Mooresville, N.C. — Lucas Ransone won Saturday’s CARS Pro Cup Series Highway Motors/Heritage International 250 at Motor Mile Speedway, but the victory was far from easy.
Ransone had to battle his way past Allen Purkhiser in the closing laps, using the high side to close on Purkhiser before diving below him to take the lead for the final time as he came to the white flag. That moved earned him not only his second CARS Pro Cup Series victory, but also the Koolmat Koolmove of the Race Award. It is one of five contingency awards the 22-year-old driver earned after winning Saturday night.
Ransone also took home the Brake of the Race Award presented by Pro-System Brakes, the Staubli Highest Finisher Award and product certificates from Cool Shirt and Brown & Miller.
J.P. Morgan dominated most of Saturday’s race before finishing third. Morgan led more laps than anyone Saturday at Motor Mile Speedway, earning him the Lap Leader Award presented by U-Pull, U-Save. Morgan also won the Half Way Leader Award presented by Holley, the T&D Rocker Arms High Finisher Award as well as product certificates from Brown & Miller and Cool Shirt.
Mike Williams, the 70-year-old veteran racer from Conover, N.C., had a very difficult road to travel before making it to Motor Mile Saturday. After breaking a rear-end at Ace Speedway two weeks prior, Williams was barely able to get it repaired in time to make the trip to Motor Mile.
Arriving during the final practice, Williams was able to make a few practice laps and start Saturday’s 250-lap event. He finished 12th after crashing late in the event. His cool demeanor under the pressure to get his car fixed in time for Motor Mile and his dedication to the series earned Williams the Cool Under Pressure Award presented by FLUIDYNE.
Second-place finisher Purkhiser received a product certificate from Cool Shirt.
Presenting Sponsor For Caraway: CV Products has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the next CARS Pro Cup Series event, scheduled for June 23 at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, N.C.
CV Products, the largest supplier of parts and equipment to the racing industry in the Southeast, is a privately held company based in Thomasville, N.C. Clyde Vickers opened CV Products in 1988 alongside his wife Ramona and it now distributes more than 600 different product lines while also manufacturing racing parts and maintaining a coating division and a retail store in Mooresville, N.C.
For more information on CV Products, visit www.cvproducts.com.
Tri-County Event Rescheduled: CARS Pro Cup Series officials have decided to reschedule the Tri-County Motor Speedway event that was slated for Saturday, July 28 to Friday, July 27. This has been done to avoid a conflict with another event at Hickory Motor Speedway.