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Competition Notice for Hickory Race

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LATE MODEL STOCK CARS RULES AMENDMENT FOR HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY OCTOBER 18TH

-Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) with GM or FORD CRATE motors weighing 3100 lbs / 1375 right side and using a 650 carburetor with no spacer plate will be allowed to compete in Pro Cup event. All Hickory/NASCAR LMSC rules apply and will be enforced as normal.
 
-Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) with GM or FORD BUILT motor weighing 3100 lbs / 1375 right side and using a 390 carburetor with no spacer plate will be allowed to compete in Pro Cup event. All Hickory/NASCAR LMSC rules apply and will be enforced as normal.
 
-LMSC can use utilize built shocks, bump stop, and coil bind suspension setup. 

-Pro Cup/LMSC/Super Cup/Grand National East entries that purchase 2 new sets of American Racer tires for the race event, pay $300 entry fee, purchase 20 gallons of VP Racing fuel at track, and purchase pit passes at $45 each will be eligible for 100% of the advertised purse earnings.
 
-Pro Cup/LMSC/Super Cup/Grand National East entries that race on used American Racer tires for the race event, pay $300 entry fee, purchase 20 gallons of VP Racing fuel at track, and purchase pit passes at $45 each will be eligible for 50% of the advertised purse earnings.
 
-Event features 250 laps, cautions count, with a 5 minute break at lap 125.
 
-Winning purse is $8,000 with $1,000 going to the 10th place finisher.
 
***Race tire selection will be determined by order of entry received at Pro Cup Series office. Entry forms can be found at www.carsprocup.com beginning Oct 6th. Fax entries to 704-662-9207 or email entries to [email protected] or [email protected] Payment for entry will be due open arrival at track***
 

Anyone with questions feel free to contact Pro Cup Series office directly at 704-662-9212.

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Holman’s Home Track Win at Lonesome Pine makes it Five on the Season in Pro Cup Competition

Mooresville, NC 9/22/14- Gus Dean made things very interesting in the closing laps Saturday night at Lonesome Pine Raceway, but it was Caleb Holman who took advantage of a bobble by the youngster in the final three laps to win the Morgan McClure Ford-Chevrolet 200. The win was Holman’s fifth of the season, and all but sealed up the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup Series championship for the veteran driver.

 
“That was a pretty fun battle for the win with Gus (Dean) there at the end. He was doing all he could to put the pressure on me because we both had some pretty good race cars. Luckily for me I had just a little more grip than he did at the end,” explained Holman in Edelbrock Victory Lane. “It’s pretty cool for me to win here tonight. I’m from up this way so I have a lot of friends, family, and people from my church here so it’s nice to be able to share this win with them. Of course a big thanks goes to this entire Henderson race team, Food Country USA, and all of our other supporters this season. It’s been a good year but we’ve got one more to go and it would be nice to end the year the same way we started out; with a win.” 
 
The healthy crowd in attendance thought they may see youngster Gus Dean pick up his second career win. Dean stayed in Holman’s tracks for the first 100 laps before taking advantage of the halfway break restart on lap 101. From there Dean held the top position until the yellow flag flew on lap 144 for the #5 Lance Gatlin breaking down the front stretch setting up a deciding restart on lap 150.
 
“I thought we had a good chance at winning our second race this season. That yellow flag probably hurt me a little there. I was doing all I could to get to Caleb there at the end. I just couldn’t make it happen. Hats off to my Dean Racing team though, they have me another good piece we just came up a little short tonight,” noted Dean after the race.
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LPR TEST CANCELLED TOMORROW

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ATTENTION:  Due to impending weather forecast for tomorrow, 80-90% chance of rain all day, the Pro Cup Open Test for tomorrow is CANCELLED.  The garage will open same time as originally scheduled, 1:00 PM, and we will make room for extra practice time on Saturday in addition to what is already scheduled.

 

In replacement of tomorrows’ test, we will have an Open Practice Test Session on Friday, October 17, at Hickory Motor Speedway.  This will be the 4th and final practice of the 2014 season. 

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the office. -  (704) 662-9212

 

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Event Preview: Morgan McClure Ford – Chevrolet 200, Lonesome Pine Raceway, Coeburn, VA

 

Mooresville, NC 9/30/14: Lonesome Pine Raceway will host race No. 3 of the 2014 X-1R Championship Race Events.  This is the next to last event that will determine how things stack up for the final 2014 series season event at Hickory Motor Speedway in just a few weeks.  Currently, Caleb Holman, is still holding onto 1st place as series points leader with 102 points. 2012 Series Champion, J.P. Morgan, trails Holman by just a mere14 points; shortening the lead for the championship.  Rounding out the top three positions is series veteran Jeff Oakley, just 7 points shy behind Morgan.  The last time the banked oval held a Pro Cup race was in 2011 when Caleb Holman led 95 laps of the 200 lap event and took home the trophy.  J.P. Morgan was not far behind, and rounded out the top five.  Considering these two drivers are currently in a battle for the championship, and the last two drivers entered to have raced at Lonesome Pine, it might be safe to say that we will have a battle when it comes down to taking the checkered flag Saturday night. 

 

Morgan McClure Ford - Chevrolet 200 Race Notes

NOTES:

Track/Location: Lonesome Pine Raceway/ Coeburn, Virginia   Track Size: .375 mile, semi-banked asphalt oval

Event Name: Morgan McClure Ford - Chevrolet 200                  Laps: 200 Laps/75 miles

 

Event Schedule:                                 Series Standings:                    AFR Rookie Standings:

Practice: 2:00pm-2:45pm                        1) #75 Caleb Holman       130       1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh    102

              3:00pm-3:45pm                        2) #23 J.P. Morgan           -14       2) #88 Doug Barnes Jr.      -35 

Qualifying: 6:15pm                                 3) #16 Jeff Oakley            -23       3) #54 Matt Craig              -36

Race:          7:00pm                               4) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   -35

                                                            5) #66 Reid Wilson            -57

  

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Even though the X-1R Pro Cup Series will be the main event and only series to take the track on Saturday night, they are allowing different body and engine packages to compete with the series.  As of late last week the series made an announcement that they will be allowing Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) with Ford or Chevy crate motors and built motors to compete with the series.  The decision came down thru the top officials at Pro Cup in an effort to increase the car count and to make more cars eligible for competition purposes.  The purse will stay the same paying $8000.00 to the winner on Saturday night and with $1000 going to the 10th place finisher.    

 

For more information on the X-1R Pro Cup Series including news, results, and photos visit the series website at www.x1rprocup.com. For series operations and marketing information, contact Chris Ragle at [email protected] or call 940-393-3167. For general information about the X-1R Pro Cup Series contact the series office at 704-662-9212.

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Competition Notice for Lonesome Pine Race

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LONESOME PINE COMPETITION NOTICE
 
-Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) with Ford crate motors weighing 3250 lbs / 1495 right side will be allowed to compete in Pro Cup event on Saturday October 4th at Lonesome Pine Raceway. All normal Lonesome Pine LMSC rules apply and will be enforced as normal.
 
-Late Model Stock Cars (LMSC) with Chevy motors weighing 3200 lbs / 1472 right side will be allowed to compete in Pro Cup event on Saturday October 4th at Lonesome Pine Raceway. All normal Lonesome Pine LMSC rules apply and will be enforced as normal.

-LMSC entries that purchase 2 new sets of American Racer Tires, pay $300 entry fee, purchase 20 gallons of VP Racing fuel at track, and purchase pit passes at $45 each will be eligible for 100% of purse earnings.
 
-LMSC entries that compete on used American Racer Tires, pay $300 entry fee, purchase 20 gallons of VP Racing fuel at track, and purchase pit passes at $45 each will be eligible for 50% of purse earnings.
 
-Event features 200 laps, cautions count, with a 5 minute break at lap 100. 
 
-Winning purse is $8,000 with $1,000 going to the 10th place finisher.
 

Anyone with questions contact Pro Cup Series office directly at 704-662-9212.

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Caleb Holman Picks up His Fourth Pro Cup Win of the Season at Coastal Plains

Mooresville, NC 9/22/14- Caleb Holman picked up his fourth win of the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup season Sunday afternoon at Coastal Plains Raceway, after rain forced the running of the Coastal Carolina 200 back a day at the Jacksonville, North Carolina race track. The Abingdon, Virginia driver won the pole in MAHLE Pole Award in qualifying and then led flag-to-flag en route to the victory.
 
“This Coastal Plains track is one of the weirdest places I’ve ever driven that’s for sure, but we still had a good race car all day long. Usually the weirder the place the more I like it,” explained a jubilant Holman in Edelbrock Victory Lane. “It was frustrating to have to stay another day, but the Pro Cup officials made the right call and it worked out pretty good for us as you can see. We’re trying to win this championship and so far we are two for two. I’d say if we can keep this up we’ll be ok. Next up we go to Coeburn (Lonesome Pine Raceway) which is my home track and usually your home track is the place you have your worst luck at; or at least I do it seems.”
 
While Holman was celebrating another team was just as happy with their trip to Coastal Plains. AFR Rookie of the Year leader Codie Rohrbaugh made it a career day finishing just behind Holman in the runner up position. Rohrbaugh, who has shown tremendous growth this season, challenged Holman on several occasions but never quite had what it took to get around Holman’s #75 Food Country USA Chevrolet. Despite that he and his Grant County Mulch racing team were satisfied with their results.
 
“I was doing all I could to keep up with Caleb, he just had a little better car than I did; maybe his veteran experience was a factor too. Overall we actually had one of the better cars we’ve had all year,” noted Rohrbaugh after the race. “Hopefully this gives us a little momentum to close out the year and seal up this rookie title. That was our goal this year and we seem to be getting better as the season winds down.”   
 
Veteran Jeff Oakley rounded out the podium with his third place finish. The veteran driver, led by former NASCAR regular Stacy Compton, matched his season best finish from earlier this year at Memphis.
 
Next up for the X-1R Pro Cup Series is the Morgan-McClure 200 at Lonesome Pine Raceway in Coeburn, Virginia on Saturday October 4th. For more information on this event and the entire X-1R Pro Cup Series visit www.carsprocup.com or contact the series directly at 704-662-9212.

 

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Event Preview: Coastal Carolina 200 presented by Battlefield Tire Pros - Coastal Plains Raceway-Jacksonville, NC

Mooresville, NC 9/16/14: Race two of the 2014 Championship Series could be the biggest X factor on deciding this year’s X-1R Pro Cup Series champion and rookie of the year. Not a single driver entered in this weekend’s Coastal Carolina 200 has ever raced at the 4/10th mile facility located in Jacksonville, NC. That alone leaves a big question mark on the field as to who the “favorite” would be to take home the hardware. In addition, championship contenders will not only have to keep their nose clean and stay out of trouble like most weeks; they must figure out the quickest way around a green tri oval race track that hasn’t seen much action this season. 

 
Coastal Carolina 200 presented by Battlefield Tire Pros Race Notes
NOTES:
Track/Location: Coastal Plains Raceway-Jacksonville, NC&nb season. The Price Georgsp;      &?ite being closed almost nbsp;              Track Size: .400
Event Name: Coastal Carolina 200 presented by Battlefield Tire Pros        Laps: 200 Laps/80 miles           
 
Event Schedule:                                   Series Standings:                      AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 2:00pm-2:45pm                   1) #75 Caleb Holman      90         1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   67
             3:00pm-3:45pm                       2) #23 J.P. Morgan         -7             2) #88 Doug Barnes Jr.    67       
Qualifying: 6:30pm                               3) #16 Jeff Oakley          -17          3) #54 Matt Craig            -1
Race: 7:00pm                                       4) #66 Reid Wilson         -17
                                                                 5) #56 Gus Dean             -23
 
 
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Flashback to History at Coastal Plains:
Coastal Plains Raceway has hosted two Pro Cup Series races in previous seasons. Both events came in consecutive years, with Shane Huffman dominating the inaugural event in 2001 in route to the victory, followed by Bobby Gill winning in the 150 lap race the following year in 2002. Both winners started on the front row and lead at least half the scheduled distance before pulling into Victory Lane at night’s end. 
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