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Rookie Tyler Lester Wins First Career X-1R Pro Cup Series Race by .0130 Seconds at Myrtle Beach

Mooresville, NC 6/30/14- The history books show that there’s only been one “youngster” to have won a Pro Cup Series race at the ultra-abrasive Myrtle Beach (SC) Speedway since the series’ first race there back in 1998. That came in 2007 when, now NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Trevor Bayne, took home the trophy at age sixteen. Now there’s a second.

 
Nineteen year old Tyler Lester did all he could to edge veteran Caleb Holman at the line by .0130 seconds to make it the closest finish at Myrtle Beach Speedway in series history. Lester then celebrated his first career win with several hundred fans that chose to join him in Edelbrock Victory Lane as the series showed their appreciation for the very impressive crowd that stuck it out through multiple rain delays throughout the evening.
 
“I thought we had him and then my spotter said outside on the white flag, so then I did whatever I had to do to win the race. I only get to race a few times a year so I have to make the most of it when I do. This is big as it gets for me; a big thanks to all my guys, Econo Studios, BWP Bats, car owner Benny Gordon, and of course my mom and dad,” explained an excited Tyler Lester before taking a phone call from car owner Benny Gordon in Victory Lane.
 
Though dejected after the race thinking he had won, Holman did all he could in the closing laps making up a five car length gap between he and Lester when the pair caught Reid Wilson and Brady Boswell battling hard for fourth place position and points. The group saw three wide chaos ensue with Lester sticking his nose through and squeezing Holman’s #75 ride toward Boswell machine. Despite that Holman was still able to get inside of Lester by a nose down the backstretch. In an amazing move of racing talent beyond his years Lester then hit the brakes entering turn three letting the #75 machine sail high before sliding underneath him to complete the crossover move.
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Reid Wilson And Co. Focused On Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina (June 25, 2014) – - Undoubtedly, the last two X-1R Pro Cup Series races have not gone as planned for Reid Wilson (@reidwilson66) and his Reid Wilson Racing (RWR) team, but Saturday night’s Dean Custom Air 250 presented by Carrier and Sports Radio 100.3 offers the perfect opportunity for flawless rebound at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway.
 
A piece of debris destroyed the right-front tire and sway bar for the team at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway, resulting in an eighth-place finish in late April. In the most recent event at Motor Mile (Va.) Speedway, Wilson and his team were fastest in practice in their No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits Chevrolet by nearly four-tenths over their next competitor.
 
Unfortunately, their stout run in practice would prove to be the highlight of their weekend. During qualifying, Wilson began to experience mechanical gremlins, which resulted in a seventh-place starting position. The team’s participation in the New River Valley 250 would be short-lived as the rear-end broke on his No. 66 Bojangles’ Chevrolet after just 10 laps resulting in a disappointing ninth-place finish.
 
Despite the recent string of bad luck, Wilson and his group have been encouraged by the performance of their family-owned organization. While the finishes are not what the team had hoped, the speed in their No. 66 Bojangles’ entry has kept them on the radar, which has kept the attitude of the team surging and remaining positive marching on.
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Event Preview: Dean Custom Air 250 presented by Carrier & Sports Radio 100.3 - Myrtle Beach Speedway

Mooresville, NC 6/24/14: The X-1R Pro Cup Series returns to Myrtle Beach Speedway for this weekend’s running of the Dean Custom Air 250 presented by Carrier & Sports Radio 100.3. The .538 mile located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has played host to twenty-three Pro Cup Series events over the years, making it the second most visited track in series history behind only that of the now defunct USA Int’l Speedway in Lakeland, Florida. This kind of familiarity amongst both teams and fans alike make it one of the best events of the season. With support from event sponsors the Pro Cup Series is making 20,000 free tickets available in the market area, in addition to being able to print your tickets directly off the series website at carsprocup.com. With defending winner Mark McFarland out of the picture to defend his win the door is wide open for all in attendance to leave “the beach” with the winner’s trophy and the $8,000 in prize money to go along with it.  
 
Dean Custom Air 250 presented by Carrier & Sports Radio 100.3
NOTES:
Track/Location: Myrtle Beach Speedway-Myrtle Beach, SC                   Track Size: .538
Event Name: Dean Custom Air 250 presented by                        Laps: 250 Laps/134.5 miles
                      Carrier & Sports Radio 100.3    
 
Event Schedule:                                   Series Standings:                           AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 1:30pm-2:15pm                     1) #75 Caleb Holman       151     1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   119
              2:30pm-3:15pm                        2) #23 J.P. Morgan          -21        2) #54 Matt Craig             -57       
Qualifying: 6:30pm                                 3) #2 Brady Boswell        -25        3) #25 Tyler Lester           -85
Autograph Session: 6:45pm                4) #66 Reid Wilson          -26
Race: 7:30pm                                         5) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh -32
 
Pre Entered Drivers: #1 Dalton Hopkins, #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #2 Brady Boswell, #6 Jeff Oakley, #15 Bill Plemons Jr., #22 Spencer Boyd, #23 J.P. Morgan, #25 Tyler Lester, #29 Brian Keselowski, #54 Matt Craig, #56 Gus Dean, #66 Reid Wilson, #75 Caleb Holman, #88 Doug Barnes Jr.
 
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It’s all About Grip at The Beach:
The Dean Custom Air 250 will be the longest event on the 2014 schedule coming in at 134.5 miles. Though the distance wouldn’t really matter at most facilities, it’s a major factor at Myrtle Beach Speedway. The track has one of the most abrasive surfaces in the country thus meaning the battle for grip is enduring for each competitor. The team who has a car that handles with ease through the turns over long green flag runs usually ends their night with a trip to Edelbrock Victory Lane.
 
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J.P. Morgan Captures First Win of 2014 in Dramatic Fashion at Motor Mile Speedway

Mooresville, NC 6/9/14- Veteran Benny Gordon looked to be set to pick up his sixth career Pro Cup Series win at Motor Mile Speedway Saturday night before a loose tie rod end brought his domination of the New River Valley 250 to an end one lap shy of the finish. The incident resulted in a green-white-checker finish between the rest of the field; with 2012 series champion JP Morgan flexing the most muscle in route to his first win of the 2014 season.

 
“I knew I had a good race car tonight but when I got caught up in that battle with Caleb (Holman) and the #1 car (Dalton Hopkins) for second I thought I lost my chance to run Benny down just like we did in the first half,” explained Morgan in post-race interviews. “A little luck came our way with Benny having trouble, and then we just showed what our car could do on that green-white-checker finish. This was a much needed win for this team too right now, so it feels pretty sweet.”
 
Morgan, who’s had a slow start to the season thus far, had to overcome a seventh place redraw at the series halfway competition caution. From there with Gordon redrawing the number one position and taking the lead; Morgan set his sights on making his way to the front.
 
The battle for the second position between Dalton Hopkins, making his first start of the season, and points leader Caleb Holman allowed Morgan to join the fray stealing the show with at times three wide moves for the position. The three drivers maneuvered lap after lap for the runner up spot for thirty plus laps before Morgan eventually took the position on lap 234.
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Live from Motor Mile Speedway!

CARS Series PR

We're back on track with our 4th race of the 2014 season. It's the New River Valley 250  from Motor Mile Speedway.

 

Today's Trackside Now coverage of the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series at Motor Mile Speedway is presented by Jiffy-Tite. Jiffy-tite Inc. is an OEM supplier of fluid connection systems for the automotive industry and is the OEM's choice for plumbing connections on brands all over the world. Jiffy-tite's motorsports product line includes a unique line of quick-connect / quick-disconnect fluid fittings. These fittings cover a variety of different sizes and options for engine & transmission oil, engine coolant and fuel applications. They allow for no-tools assembly and disassembly and are available with valves to prevent any fluid loss.

 

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Reid Wilson Looks To Get Momentum Back On Track At Motor Mile

RADFORD, Virginia (June 5, 2014) - - After starting the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup Series season with two top-three finishes and hovering second in the series point standings, the momentum for driver Reid Wilson (@reidwilson66) was brought to a halt in the most recent event at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway on April 26.

A piece of debris, a pin-sized object to be exact destroyed the right front tire and sway bar, which took the Reid Wilson Racing (RWR) team from competition and instead resulted in a frustrating eighth place finish.

“We had a great car at Memphis with consistent speed for those long green flag runs,” recalled Wilson. “I have no doubt we would have easily been a top-three car again. It was disappointing for us all, but the good news, I felt the tire going down and we were able to keep our No. 66 Bojangles’ Chevrolet off the wall.”

Returning to action for the first time in nearly five weeks in Saturday night’s New River Valley 250 at Motor Mile (Va.) Speedway, Wilson is upbeat and ready to put his team back in the championship hunt.

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Two Practice/Testing Dates Remain

CARS Series PR

As a registered CARS Pro Cup team for the 2014 season you are allotted 4 tests sessions, per registered car number, per season. We'd like to remind you that there are two test dates remaining.

TEST SESSIONS

Friday, September 19th Coastal Plains Raceway, Jacksonville, NC

Friday, October 3, Lonesome Pine Raceway, Coeburn, VA

The form linked below must be completely filled out and submitted to CARS office at least seven (7) days prior to test date for approval. Forms can be mailed or faxed to the CARS Pro Cup office in Mooresville, NC addressed attention to Jack McNelly.

Testing Request Form

 

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