Tuesday, August 20 2013 @ 10:25 AM EDT
Mooresville, NC 08/20/13: The X-1R Pro Cup Series will head to Kingsport Speedway for the 9th race of the season – but most importantly, the last race before the Championship Series begins. Last weekend at Anderson Motor Speedway JP Morgan battled hard against Pro Cup veterans Clay Rogers and Caleb Holman to take the checkered flag and drive to Edelbrock Victory Lane for the first time this season after winning seven times in 2012. This win gained him a few points in the standings, making him 53 points behind Rogers in second position. Rogers, however; may have the upper hand on competition going into Kingsport, having won at the “Concrete Jungle” earlier this season in the MAHLE 250. Youngster Gus Dean will also be one to watch as he heads to Kingsport Speedway having never finished worse than third in his two previous starts at the East Tennessee track.
X-1R 250 Presented by Food Country USA Notes and Quotes
Track/Location: Kingsport Speedway – Kingsport, TN Track Size: .375 Mile
Event Name: X-1R Lubricants 250 presented by Food Country USA Laps: 250 Laps
Event Schedule: Series Standings: AFR Rookie Standings:
Saturday Aug. 24
Practice: 2:30 – 3:30 PM 1) Clay Rogers 1133 1) Brady Boswell 971
4:00 - 5:00 PM 2) JP Morgan -53 2) Eric Gerchak -2
Sunday Aug 25 3) Brady Boswell -162 3) Reid Wilson -291
Qualifying 12:50 PM 4) Eric Gerchak -164
Race: 2:00 PM 5) Gus Dean -168
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The Rookie Battle Heats Up:
With just one race until the Championship Series begins, the rookie battle is down to the wire with just two points between AFR Rookie Standings leader Brady Boswell and Eric Gerchak. Although Reid Wilson is a whopping 291 points behind Boswell and Gerchak in third position, when points are reset at Orange County Speedway on September 14th he will still have a legitimate chance to sneak up on the leaders and make a run for rookie of the year.