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


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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

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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.


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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Event Preview: New River Valley 250 presented by BT’s Motor Mile Speedway - Radford, VA

Mooresville, NC 6/3/14: It’s been over a month since the X-1R Pro Cup Series has been in competition, but now racing is back as the series and its competitors prepare for this weekend’s New River Valley 250 at Motor Mile Speedway. Last year’s winner Mark McFarland will not be racing Saturday night leaving the door wide open for all involved. Matter of fact the last five event winners, dating back to 2009, will not be competing in Saturday night’s race. Caleb Holman will lead the field of drivers into the .416 mile track as the series points leader, but several drivers chasing points this season, such as J.P. Morgan and Reid Wilson, will be awful aggressive on making up for a disappointing finish in their last outing at Memphis.   

New River Valley 250 presented by BT’s
Track/Location: Motor Mile Speedway-Fairlawn, VA                 Track Size: .416
Event Name: New River Valley 250 presented by BT’s                Laps: 250 Laps/104 miles
Event Schedule:                                   Series Standings:                           AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 2pm-2:45pm                          1) #75 Caleb Holman     114        1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   87
             3pm-3:45pm                              2) #56 Gus Dean           -10           2) #02 Tyler Lester           -53       
Qualifying: 6:30pm                                 3) #66 Reid Wilson        -17          3) #54 Matt Craig             -59
Race: 7:30pm                                         4) #2 Brady Boswell      -18
                                                                  5) #23 J.P. Morgan        -22
Pre Entered Drivers: #1 Dalton Hopkins, #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #2 Brady Boswell, #6 Jeff Oakley, #15 Bill Plemons Jr, #21 Eric Gerchak, #23 J.P. Morgan, #25 Benny Gordon, #54 Matt Craig, #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)
-Speed 51 (www.speed51.com) “Trackside Now” Coverage
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Gus Dean Claims First Career Pro Cup Series Win at Memphis International Raceway

Mooresville, NC 4/28/14- Nineteen year old Gus Dean has finished in the runner up position so many times in his career he has probably lost count. The Bluffton, South Carolina driver, in his third year of full time competition, finally put it all together at the biggest track he’s ever raced at to score his first career X-1R Pro Cup Series win Saturday afternoon at Memphis Int’l Raceway (MIR) winning the KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation 150.
“This is what I’m talking about,” exclaimed an emotionally excited Gus Dean after exiting his car. “It’s been a long time coming for this team, my family, and just everyone that’s helped me get to where I’m standing at right now. My crew chief Petey (Hinson) gave me a good car that was good on the long runs and it was just enough to hold off Caleb (Holman). I would have never thought my first win would come at a track like Memphis. It’s the biggest place I’ve ever been on so it took a little while to get use too. We had even thought about not coming here (MIR) but I’m sure glad we did.”
Dean’s win didn’t come easy as he did all could to hold off a hard charging Caleb Holman on the final turn of the final lap. Holman, the current series points leader, started on the pole after capturing first place on the starting grid during MAHLE pole qualifying. From there Holman quickly took the lead with the field in tow. Youngsters Dean and Brady Boswell quickly formed a side-by-side battle with Boswell eventually taking the second position.
With Holman stretched out in the lead and field single file the first yellow flag waived on lap forty-three when Reid Wilson, who showed to have a fast racecar all weekend, slowed coming off turn two when the suspension of his #66 machine let go. The caution bunched the field up but it was Holman once again who flexed his muscle retaining the lead position. However, two time champion Benny Gordon had a car on the move, after a disappointing qualifying effort, cracking the top five by the competition caution on lap seventy-five.
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Reid Wilson Heads To Memphis International Raceway With Points Lead In Sight

MILLINGTON, Tennessee (April 24, 2014) – - A strong start to the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup Series season for Reid Wilson (@reidwilson66) has the sophomore driver in sight of the points lead as the tour heads to Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway for Saturday’s KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation 150.
Wilson heads to “The River City” on the heels of his second top-five finish of the season on April 5 at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway. His third-place finish, matching a career-best has the teenager phenom sitting just eight points behind series leader Caleb Holman.
“Hickory was such a good race for us and it helped keep our momentum alive heading into Memphis this weekend,” said Wilson. “We had a strong No. 66 Bojangles’ Chevrolet there. We had to battle back through some adversity though. On the second-half restart, the field bobbled and I was shuffled back, but quickly I got into a rhythm and we were able to get fight back to third. We just ran out of time.
“Overall, I was happy, but disappointed at the same time. I think we continued to turn some heads with our performance and our relentless attitude. It’s going to pay off eventually with a trip to Victory Lane.”
Matching his season-best performance from Southern National (N.C.) Motorsports Park in March, Wilson tallied his fifth career top-five in 12 races and second straight podium run at HMS.
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Event Preview: KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation 150 Memphis International Raceway-Millington, TN

Mooresville, NC 4/22/14: This weekend the X-1R Pro Cup Series transitions from having raced at the smallest track on the circuit to the largest as the series heads to the .75 mile Memphis International Raceway (MIR). The Memphis, Tennessee tracks, which use to be staple on the NASCAR Nationwide and Truck Series schedules annually, will be a bit of a question mark for teams as most have never seen the facility much less raced there.

This has many of the series young guns such as Reid Wilson, Gus Dean, and Brady Boswell excited about the potential of breaking through for their first series win at such a premier track. Meanwhile, championship points leader Caleb Holman might have the upper hand with his experience behind the wheel of a NASCAR truck when not racing at the Pro Cup Series level. The series racing at MIR has brought out another veteran the field will have to contend with in the form of two time series champion Benny Gordon. Gordon, who hasn’t raced with the series since 2010, has the second best average finish in series history making him a contender for the trophy just by taking the green flag.     
KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation 150
Track/Location: Memphis International Raceway-Millington, TN     Track Size: .750
Event Name: KOMA Unwind Liquid Relaxation 150                         Laps: 150 Laps/112 miles
Event Schedule:                                  Series Standings:                    AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 11:30pm-12:30pm             1) #75 Caleb Holman 76        1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   56
                                                               2) #66 Reid Wilson      -8         2) #02 Tyler Lester         -22   
Qualifying: 2:30pm                             3) #56 Gus Dean         -10       3) #54 Matt Craig            -28
Race: 3:00pm                                     4) #2 Brady Boswell    -13
         5) #23 J.P. Morgan      -14
Pre Entered Drivers: #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #2 Brady Boswell, #6 Jeff Oakley, #15 Bill Plemons Jr, #23 J.P. Morgan, #25 Benny Gordon, #56 Gus Dean, #66 Reid Wilson, #75 Caleb Holman
Media Coverage:
-X-1R Pro Cup Series Facebook (www.facebook.com/CARSProCup) and Twitter (@X1RProCup)
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