Thursday, September 27 2012 @ 01:26 PM EDT
Jeb Burton Collects Six Contingency Awards
Mooresville, N.C. — Jeb Burton brought home Wes Gonder Racing’s first Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series victory on Sept. 22 at Virginia’s Motor Mile Speedway. He also brought home six contingency awards in the process.
Burton made the most of his series debut in the No. 33 Chevrolet, leading the most laps at the .416-mile asphalt oval. As a result, the 20-year-old earned the Lap Leader Award presented by U-Pull, U-Save.
Burton also took home the Staubli Highest Finisher Award, the Brake of the Race Award presented by Pro-Systems Brakes, the T&D Rocker Arms High Finisher Award and product certificates from Brown & Miller and Cool Shirt.
Other contingency award winners from Motor Mile Speedway were J.P. Morgan (Halfway Leader Award presented by Holley and a product certificate from Cool Shirt), Gus Dean (Cool Under Pressure Award presented by FLUIDYNE), Dalton Hopkins (Koolmat Koolmove of the Race Award) and Rusty Skewes (product certificates from Cool Shirt and Brown & Miller).
Championship Series Update: Thanks to his second-place finish at Motor Mile, J.P. Morgan extended his lead in the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series Championship Series to 74 points over second-place Tyler Young.
Young ran near the front for most of Saturday’s 250-lap event, but his engine failed shortly after halfway and he ended up finishing 12th after starting from the pole and leading two laps.
Gus Dean moved from fifth to third in the Championship Series standings thanks to an impressive drive from the rear of the field to finish fourth. Dalton Hopkins jumped from sixth to fourth after his fifth-place finish at Motor Mile.
Completing the top-five following Motor Mile is Nathan Russell, who dropped one position from fourth to fifth after Saturday’s race. Allen Purkhiser, who started the Championship Series in third, finished 13th at Motor Mile and is now sixth in the standings.
Rookie Points Update: The battle for the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series Rookie of the Year Award will likely come down to the final race of the season at Orange County Speedway in Rougemont, N.C., on Nov. 3.
Nathan Russell, who came into Saturday’s race at Motor Mile with a 15-point lead in the Rookie standings, is now tied at the top of the rankings with Gus Dean. Dalton Hopkins is now only five points out after his impressive fifth-place finish at Motor Mile.
The Rev-Oil Girls Are On Facebook: If you’ve been to a Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series race lately, then you’ve probably gotten to meet The Rev-Oil Girls. Well now you can follow along with them on Facebook simply by visiting www.facebook.com/therevoilgirls .
On the official Rev-Oil Girls Facebook page you’ll find exclusive content that you won’t find on the Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series website or Facebook page, such as images of the Rev-Oil Girls at every Pro Cup race.
Fans will also be able to ask questions to specific Rev-Oil Girls and get answers back in a timely fashion, as well as see pictures of the girls during their everyday lives so fans can see what they do away from the race track.
Southern National Up Next: The Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series returns to action on Oct. 6 at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, N.C. This will be the first visit for the series to Southern National since 2008.
Advance tickets for the 250-lap Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series event can be purchased by visiting www.revoilprocup.com. Tickets are $12 in advance until Oct. 4 or $15 at the track on the day of the event.