Wednesday, September 05 2012 @ 06:15 PM EDT
Sixth Victory Nets J.P. Morgan Six More Contingency Awards
Mooresville, N.C. — Six may be J.P. Morgan’s lucky number.
The Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series championship leader won his sixth event of the season Saturday night at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., a victory that netted him six contingency awards.
Morgan was a non-factor throughout the first 125 laps of the event because something was wrong with his No. 23 J&R Racing Chevrolet. He wasn’t sure what it was, but he and his crew didn’t panic. They waited until the halfway break, where they were able to diagnose the problem as a faulty tire.
Calm and collected, Morgan now had all he needed to dominate the remaining 125 laps of the Revolution Oil 250 presented by Puryear Race Parts. For his cool and calm approach to diagnosing the problem with his No. 23 Chevrolet, Morgan has been awarded the Cool Under Pressure Award presented by FLUIDYNE.
Morgan also earned the Brake of the Race Award presented by Pro-Systems Brakes, the Lap Leader Award presented by U-Pull, U-Save, the T&D Rocker Arms High Finisher Award and product certificates from Brown & Miller and Cool Shirt.
Also pocketing contingency awards Saturday night at Orange County Speedway were second-place finisher Tyler Young (Koolmat Koolmove of the Race Award and a product certificate from Cool Shirt), Gus Dean (Halfway Leader Award presented by Holley and product certificates from Brown & Miller and Cool Shirt) and Rusty Skewes (Staubli Highest Finisher Award).
Heritage Trucks Backing Pro Cup At Motor Mile: The Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series will return to action on Sept. 22 as it returns to Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., for the second time this season.
Heritage Trucks has signed on as the title sponsor of the event at the .416-mile asphalt oval. The race will be known as the Heritage Trucks 250.
Lucas Ransone, in his first start with the series this year, outraced Allen Purkhiser in the final laps to win at Motor Mile Speedway on June 9. Both Ransone and Purkhiser are expected to be back in action at Motor Mile after taking the last two events off.
For more information on Heritage Trucks, visit www.heritagetruckcenters.com.
Points Reset For Championship Series: J.P. Morgan may have dominated the regular season standings, but now he has to refocus as the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series begins the Championship Series.
The championship standings have been reset, with Morgan still the championship leader with four races for his competitors to try and knock him off his pedestal. Morgan will start the Championship Series with 180 points, 155 seed points for being first in the regular season and a bonus 25 points for entering all 10 regular season races.
In second is Texan Tyler Young, who starts the Championship Series with 165 points, which includes the 25-point bonus for entering all 10 regular season races. Allen Purkhiser (135), Nathan Russell (130) and Gus Dean (125) complete the top five after the Championship Series points reset.
In the Owner Championship standings, No. 23 of J&R Racing (Morgan) will start the Championship Series with 180 points, followed by the No. 02 of Young’s Motorsports (Young) with 165 points and the No. 36 of Wes Gonder Racing (Stacy Puryear) with 160 points. The No. 68 of Premiere Motorsports (Allen Purkhiser) is fourth with 130 points and the No. 26 of Nathan Russell Racing (Russell) is fifth with 125 points.
Full championship standings will be available at www.revoilprocup.com later this week.