Tuesday, August 06 2013 @ 02:46 PM EDT
Mooresville, NC 08/06/13: The X-1R Pro Cup Series made its maiden voyage around Anderson Motor Speedway a season ago kicking off the 2012 campaign with veteran JP Morgan driving to victory lane. This weekend the experience of Morgan’s win, as well as the experience of several drivers including Tyler Young (10th place), Dalton Hopkins (8th place), and Gus Dean (11th place), all of whom competed at AMS last season, could be the edge they need to keep Caleb Holman out of victory lane for the third time this season. Holman has won the last two X-1R Pro Cup races and will be at AMS with hope of joining Rogers as the only other three time series winner this season.
Back To School 250 Notes and Quotes
Track/Location: Anderson Motor Speedway – Williamston, SC Track Size: .375 Mile
Event Name: Back to School 250 Laps: 250 Laps
Event Schedule: Series Standings: AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 1:30 – 2:30 PM 1) Clay Rogers 983 1) Eric Gerchak 861
3:00 - 4:00 PM 2) JP Morgan -63 2) Brady Boswell -20
Qualifying 6:45 PM 3) Eric Gerchak -122 3) Reid Wilson -297
Race: 8:15 PM 4) Brady Boswell -142
5) Gus Dean -143
Clay Rogers Bad Luck Continues: After a solid performance the entire 2013 season, Rogers luck began to fade at Southern National when his car erupted into flames, resulting in a 12th place finish. His unfortunate luck continued at Montgomery Motor Speedway when he cut a tire and hit the wall, resulting in a 15th place finish. As Rogers heads to Anderson Motor Speedway, a track he has not raced a Pro Cup car at, he will have to fight off champion JP Morgan on the track and in the point’s standings.
The two are currently separated by 63 points. Look for Rogers to be at the front of the field fighting to return to Edelbrock victory lane this weekend in South Carolina.