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Pending Forecast Postpones X-1R Pro Cup Series Motor Mile Event to August 16th

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Due to the pending forecast this weekend at Motor Mile Speedway we have made the decision to postpone the running of Saturday night's "X-1R Pro Cup Series Food Country USA 200 presented by KOMA Unwind and BT's of Radford", as well as the $1,000 to win and $50 to start INEX Legends race, as well as the Allison Legacy Series race to Saturday August 16th.

The complete schedule will stay the same and fans will still be able to take advantage of the $20 per car load "Fan Appreciation Night" on August 16th. For any additional information contact the series office at 704-662-9212

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Unfinished Business For Reid Wilson At Motor Mile

FAIRLAWN, Virginia (August 7, 2014) – - Even though the most recent X-1R Pro Cup Series race for Reid Wilson (@reidwilson66) didn’t pan out as planned, the Reid Wilson Racing (RWR) team looks to put that effort in the rear-view mirror and travel back to the Motor Mile this weekend on a strict agenda.

On the heels of a career-best finish at Tri-County (N.C.) Motor Speedway last month, Wilson and his family-owned team headed to the Summertime Showdown 200 at Orange County (N.C.) hoping to capitalize on the momentum with Wilson’s first career win.

Unfortunately, the team had some struggles in the seventh race of the season. After posting decent times during their practice runs in his No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits Chevrolet, the team missed the opportunity to deliver in qualifying and lined up 10th.

During the race, Wilson, quickly drove his No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits Chevrolet to fifth by the time the caution flew for the half-time break.

Redrawing third to kick-off the second-half of the Summertime Showdown 200, Wilson drifted back momentarily once the green flag flew, but as the end of the race neared, Wilson began his charge back towards the lead pack, finding himself fifth and closing on fourth, when the distributor rotor gave way four laps from the finish, pedaling back the No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits Chevrolet to a seventh place finish.

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Event Preview - Food Country USA 200 presented by KOMA Unwind & BT’s of Radford Motor Mile Speedway-Fairlawn, VA

Mooresville, NC8/5/14: This weekend’s Food Country USA 200 will be the final opportunity for drivers to put themselves in the best possible position for the series reset of the championship standings. The reset will be staggered by the per race points system with twelve bonus points to each driver who ran all the regular season events, in addition to a single bonus point to each driver that has scored a win this season.
 
Earlier this season JP Morgan picked up one of those bonus points at Motor Mile when the series visited the beautiful 4/10th mile facility in June, edging championship points leader Caleb Holman on a green-white-checkered restart. With both drivers having two wins a piece, this final bonus point could be crucial down the road. In addition to the two veterans a pair of youngsters in Reid Wilson and Brady Boswell would love to get their first career win and take the extra bonus point with them in the championship series. Two time series champion Benny Gordon, running a limited schedule this season, might be the guy to beat out of everyone. Gordon dominated the June race before a broken tie rod ended his sure win two laps prior to the finish.
 
Food Country USA 200 presented by KOMA Unwind & BT’s of Radford
NOTES:
Track/Location: Motor Mile Speedway-Fairlawn, VA                             Track Size: .416
Event Name: Summertime Showdown 250                                             Laps: 200 Laps/83.2 miles
          presented by KOMA Unwind & BT’s of Radford             
                      
 
Event Schedule:                                   Series Standings:                      AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 2:00pm-2:45pm                  1) #75 Caleb Holman      257     1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   146
             3:00pm-3:45pm                      2) #23 J.P. Morgan         -27         2) #54 Matt Craig             -27       
Qualifying: 6:30pm                              3) #66 Reid Wilson         -34        3) #25 Tyler Lester           -43
Race: 7:00pm                                      4) #2 Brady Boswell       -35
                                                                5) #56 Gus Dean -48
 
Pre Entered Drivers: #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #2 Brady Boswell, #6 Jeff Oakley, #23 J.P. Morgan, #25 Benny Gordon, #29 Brian Keselowski, #66 Reid Wilson, #75 Caleb Holman, #88 Doug Barnes Jr.
 
Media Coverage:
-X-1R Pro Cup Series Facebook (www.facebook.com/CARSProCup) and Twitter (@X1RProCup)
 
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Fan Appreciation Night at Motor Mile Speedway with Pro Cup Series:
The X-1R Pro Cup Series has partnered with the folks at Motor Mile Speedway to create “Fan Appreciation Night” Saturday giving fans the opportunity to catch a full night of short track racing for just $20 per carload. No tickets are necessary. Just pile some friends and family into whatever vehicle you have and head to the track and pay just $20. In addition to 200 laps of Pro Cup racing, a big money INEX Legends race featuring qualifying and heat races is on tap, as well as the Allison Legacy Series. For questions contact the Motor Mile Speedway directly at 540-639-1700.
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Caleb Holman Outduels Colman Pressley for Pro Cup Win at Orange County Speedway

Mooresville, NC 7/28/14- Saturday night the huge crowd in attendance at Orange County Speedway saw some incredible racing as championship points leader Caleb Holman outdueled Coleman Pressley in the final twenty laps to win his second race of the season. With the win Holman extended his points lead over the competition, and gained an all-important bonus point toward his totals when the championship series begins on September 6th at Southern National.

“I sure hope all these fans enjoyed it because from my vantage point it looked pretty good,” explained an excited Caleb Holman in Edelbrock Victory Lane after the race. “There was some real good racing tonight. These guys know how to beat and bang you without spinning you out and that’s how you’re supposed to race. It’s tough to pass here because you can run side by side all the way around, but eventually I was able to get around Coleman (Pressley) there at the end. A big thanks goes out to Food Country USA and this entire Henderson Motorsports race team for their support.” 

Coleman Pressley finished second keeping his average finish this season at 1.5 after winning in his only other start this season on April 5th at Hickory. South Carolina youngster Gus Dean continued to impress rounding out the podium once again. Dean has the second best average finish this season and sits fifth in the standings despite missing one event.

Holman took the lead from his second place starting position on lap one and held on to the top spot until the competition caution on lap 100 for the halfway break. The Virginia driver didn’t fare well with the series redraw of the top eight positions at the break moving his #75 ride back to sixth and handing the lead to fellow veteran Brian Keselowski as the field went back to green flag racing

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OCS Holds Family History for Coleman Pressley

(Mooresville, NC – July 24, 2014) X-1R CARS Pro Cup Series driver Coleman Pressley will attempt to make repeat family history with his No. 59 Chevrolet at this weekend’s seventh event on the 2014 CARS Pro Cup Series schedule at Orange County Speedway (OCS) in Rougemont, NC.

 
It was just a little over two decades ago that Pressley’s father, Robert Pressley, sat in victory lane with car owner Brad Daugherty at OCS in 1989 celebrating his first Busch Series Grand National win.  During that event Pressley placed his No. 59 on the starting grid in the seventh position to later dominate the event by leading 108 of 200 laps before parking his No. 59 in victory lane. Later Pressley went on to take the trophy home two more times in 1991 and 1992 both with car owner Daniel Welch.
 
“OCS is a special track to me”, said veteran Pressley. “I have had a lot of success there in the past. It was the first track I ran in the Bush Grand National series, and where I got my first win so I couldn’t think of anything better than to see Coleman in victory lane this weekend.”
 
This will be young Pressley’s first attempt at the .375 mile high banked oval at OCS and his second start of the 2014 X-1R CARS Pro Cup Series season. 
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Event Preview: Series Summertime Showdown 200 Orange County Speedway-Rougemont, NC

Mooresville, NC 7/22/14: The X-1R Pro Cup Series return to the Orange County Speedway, located in the small town of Rougemont, NC, is race number seven on the twelve race schedule for 2014 making it the start of the second half of the season. However, with the series longtime “playoff” format just two races away a lot of jockeying for position is up for grabs for the final seeding in addition to those all important bonus points for wins. The jockeying will not only occur when it comes to points standing, but on track as well. The 3/8 mile track is a multiple groove track from top to bottom, but the banking plays havoc on competitors passing for position especially once tires start to fade late in a run. Patience on one of the fastest tracks on the circuit won’t be easy to come by, but the driver who does display this attribute for 200 laps will likely head home with a trophy and the $8,000 winner’s check. 

 

Summertime Showdown 200 
 NOTES: 
Track/Location: Orange County Speedway-Rougemont, NC                 Track Size: .375
Event Name: Summertime Showdown 200                                              Laps: 200 Laps/75 miles 

Event Schedule:                                                  Series Standings:                             AFR Rookie Standings: 

Practice: 1:00pm-1:45pm                        1) #75 Caleb Holman    218     1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   146
              2:15pm-3:00pm                        2) #23 J.P. Morgan        -19     2) #25 Tyler Lester           -43   
Qualifying: 6:00pm                                 3) #66 Reid Wilson        -25     3) #54 Matt Craig             -56
Race: 6:45pm                                        4)  #2  Brady Boswell    -28                                                            

                                                                                 5) #56 Gus Dean          -43

 
Pre Entered Drivers:

 

Car #

Driver

Make

Sponsor

1

66

Reid Wilson

Chevy

Bojangles

2

23

J.P. Morgan

Chevy

www.soldbyjackiemorgan.com

3

05

Codie Rohrbaugh

Chevy

Grant County Mulch Inc.

4

56

Gus Dean

Chevy

Dean Custom Air/ Mash on it Appearal

5

75

Caleb Holman

Chevy

Food Country USA

6

25

Benny Gordon

Ford

BWP Bats/ Staar Trucking

7

29

Brian Keselowski

Ford

n/a

8

54

Matt Craig

Chevy

C&C Boiler Sales & Service

9

6

Jeff Oakley

Chevy

n/a

10

59

Coleman Pressley

Ford

n/a

11

2

Brady Boswell

Chevy

n/a

 
Media Coverage:

 

-X-1R Pro Cup Series Facebook (www.facebook.com/CARSProCup) and Twitter (@X1RProCup)
-Speed 51 “Trackside Now” Coverage www.speed51.com
 

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Short on Distance, Quick on Speed:

This weekend’s trip to Orange County Speedway located in the little town of Rougemont, NC, in the Piedmont portion of the state, will mark the shortest race distance on the 2014 season schedule. The distance of 75 miles equals the 200 laps around the .375 mile oval. While the distance is on the short side of things, the speed and quickness the Orange County Speedway produces will be abundant. The facility features sweeping high banked corners and short straightaways that are banked as well keeping high speeds up all away around the Rougemont track.

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Reid Wilson Carries Momentum To Orange County Speedway

 

ROUGEMONT, North Carolina (July 23, 2014) - - On the heels of his career-best finish in the X-1R Pro Cup Series at Tri-County (N.C.) Motor Speedway two weeks ago, Reid Wilson (@reidwilson66) hopes to take that momentum and propel his Reid Wilson Racing (RWR) team into Victory Lane in Saturday night’s Summertime Showdown 200.

 

Reflecting back to Tri-County earlier this month, Wilson entered the sixth race of the season with his impressive season back on-track after two rough outings earlier in the year. The team’s performance in the Precision Printed Products 250 presented by Caldwell Community College & 92.1 The Big Dawg shown that the team has elevated themselves once again to contenders;  a serious one at that.

“Tri-County was big for us,” said Wilson, driver of the No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits Chevrolet. “We didn’t qualify as well as we wanted to, but when push came to shove our car was fast in race conditions. Unfortunately, we just didn’t have enough to take home the win, but you better believe that the finish gave us a great morale boost for sure.”

Indeed, in a sport where momentum is subject to pivotal success, it’s hard not to circle the Reid Wilson Racing team as an early-race favorite in the seventh race of the season.

“I’m looking forward to Orange County this weekend,” offered Wilson. “Throughout my racing career, I’ve enjoyed success there from our Limited Late Model cars to Legends. Now we just need to carry those same achievements to the Pro Cup side.”

Last year’s race at the 0.375-mile paved oval was spoiled by a late-race accident, just 11 laps from the finish, leaving the then Pro Cup Series rookie with a disappointing ninth place finish.

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