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Looking Ahead To Rockingham

As the 2013 season hits the mid-point the X-1R Pro Cup Series is preparing for the final race of the season at Rockingham Speedway. The Pro Cup Series will invade the 1.017 mile track on November 2nd and close out their 14-race schedule with a bang paying $20,000 to the winner and crowning the 2013 series champion.

The first time the series, then known then as the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, ran at Rockingham Speedway was in 2008. The race was won by none other than current Pro Cup point’s leader, Clay Rogers. Since that inaugural race, the Mooresville, NC native has won three out of the five races at the one-mile track, leading a total of 268 laps in his career. Two of the races Rogers won starting from the pole position.

Though Rogers is the only active Pro Cup driver that has driven to victory lane at this track, he is not the only driver in this series with experience at Rockingham. Tyler Young, with three starts at Rockingham, has one top-five and two top-ten finishes. Two-time Pro Cup victor this season, Caleb Holman, has two top-five and three top-ten finishes in his five starts at this track.

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Caleb Holman Puts the Field to Sleep in the KOMA Unwind 200 at Montgomery

Mooresville, NC 7/29/13- X-1R Pro Cup Series veteran Caleb Holman continued the trend of wins coming in bunches for drivers in 2013 as he picked up his second win in a row Saturday night at the Montgomery (AL) Motor Speedway. Holman got around Tyler Young and then did all he could to hold off defending champion J.P. Morgan in the final laps to capture his ninth career victory.  


“This win was a lot tougher here tonight than when we won at Southern National. I knew I had a good car when I was battling Clay (Rogers) early on, and then something happened to him on that restart and we got trapped behind him and went all the way to the back of the pack. I thought we might be in a hole we couldn’t get out of, and then my spotter kept telling me we have a good car and let’s focus on getting through the field,” explained Holman in Edlebrock Victory Lane. “Sure enough we made it up to second and ran down Tyler for the lead. Next thing I knew J.P had came from nowhere and was right on my bumper. Lucky for us we ran out of laps and here we are. I can’t thank this Food Country USA Henderson Motorsports team enough for letting me driver their car. We’ve been running truck races here and there, but getting wins like these are about as good as it gets.”


Runner up Morgan not only made it two races in a row that he brought his #23 www.soldbyjackiemorgan.com Chevy Impala home with a podium finish, but it also marked the second race in a row that the defending champion took a huge bite out of Clay Rogers championship points lead. While the points are one thing Morgan really wanted to leave Montgomery with a win and almost had the car to do it in the closing laps.


“I thought we really had a chance to get one tonight. Our car was pretty good on the longer runs which we never really got in the first 100 laps. Then in the last 100 we got the long run we needed and just came up short and ran out of laps,” said Morgan. “It’s nice to gain some points on Clay with our consistent finishes lately, but when the points reset it kind of just takes care of itself. Finishes like tonight will matter a whole lot more over those championship races. Right now we want to win races.”

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JET Polymer Recycling to sponsor Daryl Eustace for Walker Motorsports

Scottsboro, Alabama, July 23, 2013- JET Polymer Recycling has teamed up with Daryl Eustace Racing and Walker Motorsports to sponsor the #17 Walker Motorsports X1-R Pro Cup Series car this weekend at Montgomery Motor Speedway.

The Scottsboro native competed in a 2011 X1-R Pro Cup Series race at Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach, SC for Andy Hillenburg's Fast Track Racing. This was the first X1-R Pro Cup Series race for Eustace but not his first time in a stock car. Eustace came through Andy Hillenburg’s Fast Track Driving School to gain valuable experience behind the wheel. With experience of long time ARCA owner Andy Hillenburg and crew chief Dave McClure, Eustace was able to keep the car in one piece throughout the race and move into the top ten before a late race mechanical failure put the Taylor Group Recycling/Jet Polymer Recycling Ford Fusion behind the wall. "According to some of the more experienced drivers here, keeping the car out of trouble at Myrtle Beach Speedway is an accomplishment in itself", said Eustace after the race. “Some of those more experienced drivers asked why I would pick such a difficult track to drive for my first race. I really enjoyed the race and hope to return to Myrtle Beach.”

The next season Eustace signed a one race deal to drive the Taylor Group Recycling Dodge Charger at Mobile Speedway in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards. Eustace made the field and started in the 30th position. With an ill-handling race car all weekend, Eustace still managed to bring the car home in the 26th position.

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Event Preview: KOMA Unwind 200 Montgomery Motor Speedway – Montgomery, AL

Mooresville, NC 07/23/13: Caleb Holman shook things up at Southern National Motorsports Park two weeks ago when he became the first driver besides Clay Rogers or Mark McFarland to visit Edelbrock Victory Lane this season. Now the X-1R Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, will head to Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama for the first time in seven years dating back to Shane Huffman’s win in 2006. With variety of unknown variables when it comes to the track itself; mixed with many new faces making their season debut, this weekend’s race could be the biggest wild card all season for the series.  

KOMA Unwind 200 Notes and Quotes 


Track/Location: Montgomery Motor Speedway-Montgomery, AL    Track Size: .500  

Event Name: KOMA Unwind 200                                                      Laps/Distance: 200 Laps/100 miles 


Event Schedule:                                  Series Standings:                    AFR Rookie Standings:

Practice: 1:45 – 2:45 PM                     1) Clay Rogers 888                  1) Eric Gerchak 741

             3:15 - 4:15 PM                       2) JP Morgan -108                   2) Brady Boswell -25

Autograph Session: 5:45 PM                3) Eric Gerchak -147               3) Reid Wilson -177

Qualifying: 7:00 PM                             4) Rusty Skewes -162

Race: 8:30 PM                                    5) Gus Dean -164


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Clay Rogers Looking to Rebound at MMS: Point’s leader Clay Rogers, who won the first three races of the season, did not have the finish he was hoping for at Southern National Motorsports Park. After fighting a tight handling car, Rogers was trying his best to ride things out until a caution flew. On Lap 94 Roger’s became the caution when his #16 Lamb & Robinson Ford went up in flames down the front stretch. Rogers was unharmed in the incident and had to accept his first disappointing finish of the year. Though this incident didn’t hurt his point’s lead by much, it did allow second place man in the standings, JP Morgan to gain 42 points on the leader, narrowing Rogers points lead to 108.

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Caleb Holman Breaks Through to X-1R Pro Cup Victory Lane at Southern National

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Mooresville, NC 7/15/13- So far this season Edelbrock Victory Lane has only been graced by two X-1R Pro Cup Series veterans in Clay Rogers and Mark McFarland. Rogers won the series’ first three events followed by McFarland taking care of business in the last two outings. Saturday night, Caleb Holman another longtime series supporter, piloted his #75 Food Country USA Chevrolet to a dominating victory; leading 141 laps of the NolesCabinets.com 200 at the Southern National Motorsport Park. The win came in just his second start of the 2013 season after blowing an engine on lap nine in his last outing at Motor Mile Speedway on June 8th.


 “We had a pretty decent piece when we unloaded and then Butch (Miller) and the entire crew went to work on it throughout the day in practice to make the handling last over the long run and it looks like what we did worked,” explained an excited Holman in Edelbrock Victory Lane. “I settled in for second just to see how things were going to play out, and then I decided I need to see what we had over the final laps leading up to the halfway point, so I would know what to expect after the halfway break. Luck must have been on our side because we redrew the pole at the break and never looked back.”


With just about every track and series canceled due to weather within a four hour radius of the Southern National Motorsports Park; officials from both the track and X-1R Pro Cup Series put in over the top effort in getting practice, qualifying, and all of the night’s events in. That was ideal for Stacy Puryear who picked up the MAHLE Pole Award during qualifying for the first time this year. 

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Updates from Southern National Motorsports Park

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You can follow along with the activities here at Southern National Motorsports Park as we get ready to race the NolesCabinets.com 200 tonight at 7:30!  Catch us on our Twitter and Facebook feeds!







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Event Preview: NolesCabinets.com 200 - Southern National Motorsports Park – Kenly, NC

Mooresville, NC 07/09/13: On July 13th the X-1R Pro Cup Series, formerly known as the Hooters Pro Cup Series, will head to Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC for the sixth race of the 2013 season. The .363 mile track will host the 11th Pro Cup race in the track’s history. Our Myrtle Beach Speedway victor, Mark McFarland, has won at this track twice in his career (2008 & 2005) and will attempt to win his third race of the season. Pro Cup veteran Stacy Puryear will be one to watch this weekend as he has won at SNMP in 2012 starting from the pole.


NolesCabinets.com 200 Notes and Quotes 
Track/Location: Southern National Motorsports Park – Kenly, NC   Track Size: .363   Laps: 200 Laps  

Event Schedule:                                  Series Standings:                    AFR Rookie Standings: 
Practice: Noon to 1:00 PM                   1) Clay Rogers 790                  1) Eric Gerchak 611
Qualifying: 5:15 PM                            2) JP Morgan -150                   2) Brady Boswell -7
Autograph Session: 6:30 to 7 PM         3) Gus Dean -174                    3) Reid Wilson -40
Race: 7:30 PM                                     4) Eric Gerchak -179
5) Rusty Skewes -180
Pre Entered Drivers: #62 Andrew Smith, #16 Clay Rogers, #75 Caleb Holman, #2 Brady Boswell, #41 Rusty Skewes, #56 Gus Dean, #8 Mark McFarland 

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