“Young Gun” Gus Dean Making A Name For Himself In Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series
Saturday, September 08 2012 @ 12:37 PM EDT
Pro Cup Rookie Ready For Championship Series
Bluffton, S.C. – Sept. 6, 2012 – One can only wonder if Gus Dean had run the full Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series schedule this year, where he would be sitting in the point standings after delivering many stout performances in 2012.
Dean, the 18-year-old rookie out of Bluffton, S.C., has run only eight of the 10 races this year and enters the Championship Series on the heels of five top-three and six top-10 finishes and finds himself fifth in points.
The team and driver are getting stronger each week. Leading more than 80 laps in the last event at Orange County, it seems that his first victory is getting closer. Beginning at Motor Mile Speedway on Sept. 22, the points will be reset. That marks the beginning of the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Championship Series, which is very much like NASCAR’s “Chase.”
This will put Dean back within 55 points of series leader J.P. Morgan and five points behind rookie leader Nathan Russell. Even though he will start at a deficit, Dean seems poised and ready.
“I have really adapted well to the Pro Cup cars, the heavier cars seem to compliment my driving style” said Dean, who has an average starting position of 3.38. “The championship will be tough as good as J.P. has been running, but we feel a couple of wins and the Rookie of the Year are things we should be able to add to the resume. I have the best crew and with Hess Racing Chassis, Automotive Specialist power, and RE Suspension technology, I feel our program is the best it can be.”
He continued, “I have to thank the people who continue to put me in the car, MODOC Research has been a great asset to my career and I appreciate what they have done for me and this team.”
The Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series starts the Championship Series at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va., on Sept. 22. This very fast high-banked oval is one that Dean has had success at with two starts, one in Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series and one in Pro All Stars Series, resulting in top 10 finishes. Dean will return to the No. 56 MODOC Research Chevy looking for his sixth-straight podium finish.
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