Mooresville, NC: This weekend’s Food Country USA 200 will be the final opportunity for drivers to put themselves in the best possible position for the series reset of the championship standings. The reset will be staggered by the per race points system with twelve bonus points to each driver who ran all the regular season events, in addition to a single bonus point to each driver that has scored a win this season. Earlier this season JP Morgan picked up one of those bonus points at Motor Mile when the series visited the beautiful 4/10th mile facility in June, edging championship points leader Caleb Holman on a green-white-checkered restart. With both drivers having two wins a piece, this final bonus point could be crucial down the road. In addition to the two veterans a pair of youngsters in Reid Wilson and Brady Boswell would love to get their first career win and take the extra bonus point with them in the championship series. Two time series champion Benny Gordon, running a limited schedule this season, might be the guy to beat out of everyone. Gordon dominated the June race before a broken tie rod ended his sure win two laps prior to the finish.
Food Country USA 200 presented by KOMA Unwind & BT’s of Radford
Track/Location: Motor Mile Speedway-Fairlawn, VA Track Size: .416
Event Name: Summertime Showdown 250 Laps: 200 Laps/83.2 miles
presented by KOMA Unwind & BT’s of Radford
Event Schedule: Series Standings: AFR Rookie Standings:
Practice: 2:00pm-2:45pm 1) #75 Caleb Holman 257 1) #05 Codie Rohrbaugh 146
3:00pm-3:45pm 2) #23 J.P. Morgan -27 2) #54 Matt Craig -27
Qualifying: 6:30pm 3) #66 Reid Wilson -34 3) #25 Tyler Lester -43
Race: 7:00pm 4) #2 Brady Boswell -35
5) #56 Gus Dean -48
Pre Entered Drivers: #05 Codie Rohrbaugh, #2 Brady Boswell, #6 Jeff Oakley, #23 J.P. Morgan, #25 Benny Gordon, #29 Brian Keselowski, #66 Reid Wilson, #75 Caleb Holman, #88 Doug Barnes Jr.
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Fan Appreciation Night at Motor Mile Speedway with Pro Cup Series:
The X-1R Pro Cup Series has partnered with the folks at Motor Mile Speedway to create “Fan Appreciation Night” Saturday giving fans the opportunity to catch a full night of short track racing for just $20 per carload. No tickets are necessary. Just pile some friends and family into whatever vehicle you have and head to the track and pay just $20. In addition to 200 laps of Pro Cup racing, a big money INEX Legends race featuring qualifying and heat races is on tap, as well as the Allison Legacy Series. For questions contact the Motor Mile Speedway directly at 540-639-1700.
Motor Mile Final Race before Championship Series:
Race #8 this weekend on the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup Series schedule marks the final race of the regular season for competitors, before gearing up for the four race championship series to decide the 2014 series champion and rookie of the year. This will be the final race for teams to jockey for points position on the championship ladder. More importantly it’s the final bonus point up for grabs to the event winner that will carry over to the championship series. In June when the series visited the New River Valley race track JP Morgan won edging current championship leader Caleb Holman. With two wins each look for both drivers going extra hard for the win and that very important bonus point.
Pre-Race Party Back at BT’s in Radford, VA Friday Night August 8th:
Fans around the Motor Mile Speedway area will get yet another opportunity to meet series drivers away from the track as the series’ popular “Pre-Race Party” returns to BT’s Restaurant in Radford, Virginia Friday night August 8th from 7-9pm. Fans will have their chance at giveaways and prizes throughout the night including ticket giveaways. In addition, live music will keep the party going at 9:30pm. For more information or to reserve a table contact BT’s directly at 540-639-1282.
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.