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.
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Pro Cup Series Coming Out of May Hibernation:
The X-1R Pro Cup Series and its drivers will be coming out of a month long hibernation this weekend at Motor Mile. Not since April 26th at Memphis Int’l Speedway have the competitors come to do battle against one another. This could be good for some and bad for others. The time off allowed veteran racers to get caught up on in shop duties, while rookie drivers may need a few minutes in the initial practice session to knock a little rust off behind the wheel of their Pro Cup rides.
Championship Points Leader Holman Has Opportunity Ahead:
Abingdon, Virginia driver Caleb Holman will have a big opportunity on his hand this weekend to expand his championship points lead at Motor Mile Speedway with the anticipated absence of second place man Gus Dean. Despite the Virginia track being close to home for Holman, it’s not been a kind place to the Food Country USA team. Holman has just one top five in eight starts, with an average finish of seventeenth at Motor Mile.
Pre-Race Party Friday Night June 6th at BT’s of Radford, VA:
Fans around the Motor Mile Speedway area will get an opportunity to meet series drivers in a different perspective Friday night (June 6th) at BT’s Restaurant in Radford, Virginia. In addition to spending time with drivers away from the track there will be several cars on display from 7-9pm. Fans can also pick up their $5 discount coupons to use at Saturday night’s running of the New River Valley 250. According to BT’s general manager, Hal Clary, the event should be an exciting one for all who attend.
“We are proud to be partnering with the Pro Cup Series to host the driver’s meet and greet pre-race party Friday night at BT’s for their event at Motor Mile Speedway this weekend. We’ve been in business for over thirty years and this is the first racing event of its kind BT’s has ever hosted. We are looking forward to a good crowd and good times on Friday, and then getting to see these guys race on Saturday night.”
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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