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
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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TOP STORIES & QUOTES:
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.
MBS Not so Kind to Youth Movement:
If you look at past winners you will notice a trend. Veteran drivers are usually the ones that come out on top. Looking back the only “youngster” to have won at the abrasive track was now NASCAR star Trevor Bayne who led 125 laps en route to his 2007 win. Rookies Cody Rohrbaugh, Matt Craig, and Tyler Lester will need to race the race track and not there fellow competitors if they want to be up front in the final laps come race time.
Pre-Race Party Friday Night June 27th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Carolina Forest:
Fans around the Myrtle Beach Speedway area will get an opportunity to meet series drivers in a different perspective Friday night (June 27th) at Buffalo Wild Wings in Carolina Forest. The event will last from 7-9pm and feature series drivers signing autographs, with their race machines on display, followed by live music to end the night. For more information visit http://www.buffalowildwings.com/en/locations/Detail/3308.
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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