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Late Week Decision Leads to an X-1R Pro Cup Series Victory for Coleman Pressley at Hickory

Winner Coleman Pressley sprays champagne in Edlebrock Victory Lane on father Robert Pressley after winning the X-1R Pro Cup Series Catawba Valley 250 at Hickory Motor SpeedwayMooresville, NC 4/7/14- Late race entry Coleman Pressley took advantage of a fading Caleb Holman in the final six laps of Saturday night’s X-1R Pro Cup Series Catawba Valley 250 at Hickory Motor Speedway to score his first career series win in just his fourth series start. Holman was able to hold on to the runner up position and the championship points after winning the season opener at Southern National two weeks prior. Reid Wilson, for the second straight race, rounded out the podium with his third place finish in his #66 Bojangles/Cheerwine sponsored Chevy. 

Pressley, whose day job is calling the shots for NASCAR K&N East Series competitor Mackena Bell each week, decided late in the week after getting caught up on work to bring his #59 family owned machine to Hickory. The end result was exactly what the satisfied Pressley had hoped for as he talked about his win in Edlebrock Victory Lane. 
“I wasn’t 100% I was going to be able to race this weekend until pretty late in the week. I really enjoy racing in the Pro Cup Series a lot but work has to come first. My dad (Robert Pressley) was able to help me get the car together and it all came together,” explained Pressley. “During practice I knew we had a good race car both on fresh tires and the long runs. Once we got racing and I got out in front the first half before the break, I really pushed the car to see what it could do so I knew what to expect at the end of the race. We came out alright on the halfway redraw and ran down Caleb (Holman), who I could see was getting pretty loose, and just hoped we stayed green.” 
“We won’t get to run as many of these as I’d like so winning here tonight at Hickory, a track that’s been good to me over the years, with a lot of family and friends feels pretty good right now”, added the young veteran Pressley. 
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After Thrilling Start Reid Wilson Looks Ahead To Hickory Motor Speedway

HICKORY, North Carolina (April 4, 2014) - - An impressive third place outing for X-1R Pro Cup Series sophomore driver Reid Wilson (@reidwilson66) in the season-opening event at Southern National Motorsports Park (SNMP) two weeks ago leaves more to be desired, as the teenage rookie sensation heads to Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway for Saturday night’s running of the Catawba Valley 250.


Aboard his No. 66 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits Chevrolet, the 17-year old and his Reid Wilson Racing (RWR) team adjusted their automobile throughout practice to net a sixth place qualifying run. From the drop of the green flag, Wilson cautiously worked his way through the field and found himself contending for the win, but as the second-year driver pointed out, he just didn’t quite have enough to power past eventual winner Caleb Holman and second-place finisher Gus Dean, but did deliver his fourth career top-five in 11 races. 
The effort was also a career best and his first podium in competition. Previously, the RWR team guided their pilot to a personal-best finish of fifth on three different occasions. 
“Our No. 66 Bojangles’ Chevrolet handled great all weekend in the practices and the race,” said Wilson, a native of Huntersville, North Carolina. “Honestly, I think it came down to who had the most experience. Caleb (Holman) has a lot more races compared to my 11 Pro Cup, so I definitely expected him to be up on the wheel for the second half race. We might have been a little too conservative and my inexperience to run consistently fast lap times were our hindrance, but I learned a ton that will help us immensely moving forward. 
“A third place finish is a great way for us to come out of the box and gives us the momentum to carry to Hickory.” 
Round two of the season this weekend takes the team back to the tight short track of Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where last year Wilson burst onto the X-1R Pro Cup Series scene in just his second race by claiming the pole. In doing so, the former INEX Legends car driver became the second-youngest pole sitter in Pro Cup Series history behind NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Joey Logano. 
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Event Preview: Catawba Valley 250, Hickory Motor Speedway, Newton, NC

Mooresville, NC 4/1/14: After Caleb Holman continued his domination at Southern National two weeks ago the X-1R Pro Cup Series moves to the Hickory Motor Speedway for the second race of the season. Last year Clay Rogers did the clean sweep at the .363 mile track, but now with Rogers out of the picture it’s anyones guess who will take home the $8,000 check at nights end. Newcomer Matt Craig and Hickory Motor Speedway regular Doug Barns Jr. will both be making their series debut but are expected to challenge for top five finishes when the checkered flag flies. Series sophomores Reid Wilson, who sat the pole at this race a year ago, and Brady Boswell, who lead almost 100 laps before settling for second position last fall, should also be ones to watch Saturday night.


Catawba Valley 250
Track/Location: Hickory Motor Speedway-Newton, NC                   Track Size: .363
Event Name: Catawba Valley 250                                                      Laps: 250 Laps/91 miles
Event Schedule:                                  Series Standings:                    AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 1:00pm-2:00pm                   1) #75 Caleb Holman 40        1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh   30
               2:15pm-3:00pm                     2) #56 Gus Dean         -5         2) N/A
Qualifying: 6:15pm                               3) #66 Reid Wilson      -6         3) N/A
Race: 7:00pm                                       4) #2 Brady Boswell    -7
                                                                 5) #23 J.P. Morgan      -7
Pre Entered Drivers: #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #02 Tyler Lester, #2 Brady Boswell, #15 Bill Plemons, #21 Eric Gerchak, #23 J.P. Morgan, #24 Mike Williams, #41 Rusty Skewes, #54 Matt Craig, #56 Gus Dean, #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 “Trackside Now” Coverage www.speed51.com
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Caleb Holman Opens X-1R Pro Cup Season with Win at Southern National

Mooresville, NC 3/24/14- Without a doubt Caleb Holman knows his way around the 4/10 mile Southern National Motorsports Park, as the Abingdon, Virginia native scored the victory in the season opening event for the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series Saturday night. The win gave Holman his second victory at the Eastern North Carolina track in two years having won the same event a season ago.
“We had a great car all day and it showed. I knew the #56 (Gus Dean) was pretty good because he ran me down in the first portion of the race, but he had a little bit more trouble getting through traffic after the halfway redraw. That allowed up to pull away at the end for the win,” explained Holman in Edelbrock Victory Lane. “A big thank you to all these Henderson Motorsports guys for their hard work today. This win gives us a great start to the season and you never know where it can go from here. I’m still going to run some NASCAR truck series races this year including next weekend at Martinsville, but this Pro Cup Series will be our main focus this season.”
Holman was followed by a pair of youngsters in Gus Dean and Reid Wilson to round out the podium. Dean, who once again came up just short of scoring his first series win, rallied late with his #56 machine that was good on the long runs but it just wasn’t enough leaving the South Carolina driver disappointed at Southern National once again. Reid Wilson on the other hand was thrilled with his first career podium finish. Wilson, led by crew chief “Pops” Herman, made the correct adjustments to the #66 Bojangles/Cheerwine Chevrolet at the halfway break which resulted to the good finish.
“Pops made some good changes at the break and we had an awesome car in the second half. This is great start to the season for my Reid Wilson Racing team. I have to thank my sponsors Bojangles and Cheerwine for their support this year. Hopefully this is the first of many good finishes for those guys this year,” said an excited Wilson at night’s end.
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Rookie Of The Year Brady Boswell To Make Championship Run in 2014

ATHENS, Georgia (March 6, 2014) — When the X1R Pro Cup season kicks off March 22, at Southern National Speedway in Kenly, NC, Brady Boswell will be walking through the pits with an air of confidence. The 17 year old from Watkinsville, GA was the Air Flow Research Rookie of the Year for 2013. Boswell, and his new crew chief, Billy Poindexter, are poised to make a run for the championship this season.

“What Billy brings to our team is consistency, “Boswell exclaims. “His experience and knowledge of these late model cars is unmatched. I look forward to this race season like no other.”

After finishing 4th in the point’s battle last season, Boswell has a new fleet of cars and is ready for the season opener. With podium finishes at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway and Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA, Brady is ready to claim the checkers for the first time in 2014.

“I can’t wait to get this season underway,” says Brady. “Last year at Kenly we had 3 top-10 finishes, but I think I can get my Ford to victory lane this year.”

For more on Brady Boswell, click on his facebook page at Brady Boswell Racing; or follow on twitter @BradyBoswell.
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Event Preview: X-1R Lubricants 200, Southern National Motorsports Park, Kenly, NC

Mooresville, NC 3/18/14:  This weekend the 2014 CARS X-1R Pro Cup season gets underway the same place last season concluded; Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina. Teams have had all off season to get their machines prepared leading up to this weekend. With several off season surprises when it comes to drivers and teams, along with the adjusted rules packages to open up to more competition the 2014 Pro Cup season could be a wide open one. Saturday’s event at Southern National will not only be the first preview for fans to see some of the adjustments, it will also be many first for the competitors as well.  
X-1R Lubricants 200
Track/Location: Southern National Motorsports Park-Kenly, NC Track Size: .400
Event Name: X-1R Lubricants 200 Laps: 200 Laps/80 miles
Event Schedule:                Series Standings: AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 12:45pm-1:30pm 1) N/A 1) N/A
  1:45pm-2:30pm         2) N/A 2) N/A
Qualifying: 6:00pm         3) N/A 3) N/A
Autograph Session: 6:15-6:45pm 4) N/A
Race: 7:00pm         5) N/A
Pre Entered Drivers: #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #2 Brady Boswell, #5 Jeff Oakley, #21 Eric Gerchak, #23 J.P. Morgan, #24 Mike Williams, #41 Rusty Skewes, #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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X-1R Pro Cup Series Offseason “Rumor Mill” presented by CV Products

2014 Edition-Volume #4

Mooresville, NC 3/6/14- Each week leading up to the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup Series season opening event on March 22nd at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, NC we will feature the Offseason “Rumor Mill” presented by CV Products. The weekly article will highlight information, both factual and hearsay, about the upcoming 2014 season.


Reid Wilson and Bojangles Racing Set for Full Season Campaign
-Seventeen year old driver Reid Wilson returns to the X-1R Pro Cup Series for his sophomore season after capturing a pole, three top fives, and eight top ten finishes in his rookie campaign a season ago. Wilson, will once again in 2014, fly the bright yellow and red colors of Bojangles Famous Chicken n’ Biscuits as title sponsor of this #66 ride. Another similarity from a year ago will be veteran car chief “Pop” Herman back with the team calling the shots for the young driver. For more information on the Reid Wilson Racing team visit their site www.reidwilsonracing.com.


Codie Rohrbaugh to Compete for 2014 AFR Rookie of the Year Honors
-West Virginia native Codie Rohrbaugh got his taste of the X-1R Pro Cup Series last year, and now in 2014 will make the full time move to the series to compete for the AFR Rookie of the Year title. Rohrbaugh earned Rookie of the Year honors in the Super Cup Series in addition to making five starts in the X-1R Pro Cup Series, notching a pair of sixth place finishes as his best results.

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The 2014 CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series Rulebook is available for download. Click HERE to get it!

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