Wednesday, July 25 2012 @ 03:29 PM EDT
Series Returns To Tri-County Motor Speedway For First Time Since 2000
By Adam Fenwick – email@example.com, CARS Pro Cup Series Public Relations Director
Hudson, N.C. – This Friday the CARS Pro Cup Series returns to action with a visit to Tri-County Motor Speedway, the first time the series has visited the four-tenths-mile asphalt oval in 12 years.
Entering the seventh event of the 2012 season, J.P. Morgan continues to dominate the headlines. Morgan has led exactly half of the laps run so far this season in Pro Cup competition, which has led to three victories for Morgan and the J&R Racing team thus far.
Chasing Morgan is South Carolina’s Allen Purkhiser, who earned his first Pro Cup victory earlier this season at Ace Speedway in Atlamahaw, N.C.
The CARS Pro Cup Series has held six events at Tri-County, but only two drivers on the entry list for Friday’s event raced in any of those events.
The most prominent of those would have to be Bill Plemons, Jr., who raced in all six Pro Cup events held at Tri-County from 1998 to 2000. His best finish in those six events at Tri-County was a 13th place finish during the first of two events held there in 1998.
Stacy Puryear, a veteran of 73 CARS Pro Cup Series starts, will be making his return to the series this weekend wheeling the No. 36 Puryear Race Parts Chevrolet for Wes Gonder Racing. Puryear has one Pro Cup start at Tri-County, a 24th place finish in 2000.
Plemons and Puryear aren’t the only drivers on the entry list with experience at Tri-County, they’re just the only ones with experience there in Pro Cup cars. Ryan Heavner has raced at Tri-County in the Pro Challenge Series and is expected to be a contender Friday.
Gates for Friday’s 250-lap CARS Pro Cup Series event open at 5 p.m., with CARS Pro Cup Series qualifying scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Friday’s event at Tri-County will include four divisions of racing, including the CARS Pro Cup Series, Allison Legacy Series, the Classic Sportsman Racing Association and a special 50-lap street-stock event.
The Allison Legacy Series event will begin at 7 p.m. and be followed by the 50-lap street-stock event. Driver introductions for the CARS Pro Cup Series event are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m., with the 250-lap CARS Pro Cup Series event going green at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Fans can visit www.carsprocup.com to purchase pre-sale tickets for just $12 through Wednesday. Tickets will be $15 on the day of the event.
For more information, please contact Public Relations Director Adam Fenwick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-329-6050.
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