10:03

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10:02

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10:01

That will conclude Speed51’s coverage of the X-1R Pro Cup Series 2013 season opener. Clay Rogers was the winner here in Dillon, SC.

 

9:57

The X-1R Pro Cup Series will be in action twice over the next 30 days. They will visit Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on April 20th and then Anderson Motor Speedway (SC) on May 4th.

 

9:54

Comment From Mic Check

We sure had fun. Lots of work but as Fogleman and I spoke earlier this year, we didn’t realize how great of a time we were having. Sure miss ole’ Don Satterfeild too. RIP buddy.

 

9:49

Comment From Everett

As a fan of the Hooters Pro CUp Series back in the day, its great seeing the older drivers coming back and these young guns dueling with them. I hope they can get back to the old days with either 2 divisions or run races in the north…

 

9:49

Comment From Mike

Congrats to the L&R crew. Good to see Tommy is still there with the team.Good to see WPJ and “Capt Tenacious” John Gibson still at it.

 

9:48

The “Clay Check” smile.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:46

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9:45

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9:43

Remember, there will be a $10,000 winners check to the winner of all 14 Pro Cup races this year.

 

9:42

Rogers gets a big check.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:42

Clay Rogers celebrates in victory lane with a special lady. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:42

Unofficial Results

X-1R Pro Cup Series – PEE DEE 250

 

1 16 Clay Rogers 250
2 1 Dalton Hopkins 250
3 21 Eric Gerchak 250
4 23 J.P. Morgan 250
5 56 Gus Dean 250
6 13 John Gibson 250
7 62 Andrew Smith 250
8 2 Brady Boswell 249
9 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 65
10 41 Rusty Skewes 50
11 66 Reid Wilson 21

 

9:40

Comment From 66mom 

Thanks for the great coverage. It means so much to have this available for our out of state fans & family

 

9:40

Dalton Hopkins is interviewed after finishing second. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:40

This is Clay Rogers’ first Pro Cup victory since September 2010 at Greenville.

 

9:39

Eric Gerchak emerges with a podium finish. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:39

With a grin visible all the way at the top of the Dillon Speedway tower, Rogers does a high-speed burnout down the front.

 

9:38

Comment From Mike 

Someone mention “Clay Check, Clay Check” to Rogers in postrace and see if he grins! Old-timers will know what I mean.

 

9:38

Comment From Lenny 

Congrats to Rogers on the win,thanks for the coverage Speed 51

 

9:38

Comment From RacerNC 

Way to go, Clay! Nice to see you back in Pro Cup. Thank you Speed51.

 

9:38

Rogers was so excited to win the race, he dropped the flag on the reverse victory lap.

 

9:37

Erik Gerchak was third in his first X-1R race and J.P. Morgan begins his title defense in fourth.

 

9:37

LAP 250 – CHECKERED – Hopkins may have been able to graze Rogers’ bumper just a touch as they exited Four, but Rogers kept his foot in it and crosses the striple slideways to claim career victory #31.

 

9:36

LAP 249 – Bonzai move for Hopkins through Turn Three and Four. He can’t do it and will have one more chance.

 

9:36

LAP 248 – POPSICLE STICKS – Clay Rogers doing just enough to keep Hopkins at bay.

 

9:36

LAP 247 – Three to go. Hopkins keeps bailing his car into Turn Three, but it’s hurting him at the exit of Turn Four.

 

9:35

LAP 245 – Five to go. Hopkins has made up the ground he lost a few laps ago and it’s back to two carlengths.

 

9:35

LAP 243 – Rogers craftfully laps Smith without missing a beat. But Hopkins also gets through fine and is simply not going away.

 

9:34

LAP 242 – Rogers engages the turbo boosters and gets three carlenghts on Hopkins in one lap.

 

9:34

LAP 240 – Ten to go. Hopkins continues to stalk Rogers. The lapped machine of Andrew Smith may come into play as a pick within the next three laps.

 

9:33

Comment From Guest 

Come on 23!!!

 

9:33

Comment From Guest 

I love the last 20 laps

 

9:33

LAP 236 – This is when Hopkins said it was “go time” in pre-race, with fifteen laps to go. Let’s see what happens as Gerchak has begun to lose touch with the top two.

 

9:33

LAP 232 – We see the X-1R representativres in the stands, including X-1R owner Tony Gannacione, cheering on a barnburner of a race. This is the first race for X-1R sponsorship.

 

9:31

LAP 231 – Hopkins seems to be best at the exit of Turn Four. Every lap he gets close enough to almost give Rogers a love tap, but then Rogers mashes the gas and gets two carlengths down the frontstraight.

 

9:31

Comment From Guest 

Give ’em hell Clayton

 

9:31

Gerchak is trying very hard to save his tires. He is very ginger coming off turn four making sure he doesn’t over spin his tires.

 

9:31

LAP 228 – Brady Boswell gets lapped by the leaders, both Rogers and Hopkins through without losing too much momentum.

 

9:30

LAP 227 – Clay Rogers seems to drive it only as hard as he needs to to keep Hopkins behind him. But we don’t think any of the top three have shown their true potential yet with 23 to go.

 

9:29

Comment From Lenny 

Go Gus Dean!!!

 

9:29

LAP 225 – Twenty-five to go.  Rogers leads Hopkins by an even half-second and Eric Gerchak by a second and a half.

 

9:28

LAP 222 – Gerchak may be sitting the prettiest of anyone. He has closed the gap to the leader and seems to be running a very consistent line.

 

9:28

Comment From Jennifer 

Proud of Brady Boswell getting back on lead lap!!

 

9:28

LAP 220 – Dalton fishtails it coming out Turn Four and loses all the ground he gained in the last two laps.

 

9:27

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Yea. Must say I love it since I am in Missouri and now one out here covers them. Thanks also to Automotive Specialist.

 

9:27

Comment From Guest 

Clay Rogers is a wheel man

 

9:27

LAP 218 – Hopkins turns up the heat, cutting Rogrers’ lead in half that lap.

 

9:27

LAP 217 – Morgan seems safe in fourth for the time being, but is losing touch with the top trio.

 

9:26

LAP 215 – While Hopkins is not going away, nor is Gerchak. He is also turning the same times as Rogers.

 

9:26

LAP 214 – Clay Rogers has thirty career Pro Cup victories, second only to Bobby Gill. Can he eke closer to Gill tonight with win #31? Hopkins can’t make up any ground for now.

 

9:25

Our pleasure, we hope you can join us at the track for the next X-1R race, April 20th at Hickory.

 

9:25

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Thanks for providing great coverage tonight!

 

9:25

LAP 211 – Rogers leads Hopkins by .856 seconds.

 

9:24

LAP 210 – Defending champ J.P. Morgan again fading late in a tire run, has to settle into 4th.

 

9:24

LAP 209 – Gerchak takes third.

 

9:24

LAP 208 – Hopkins is by Morgan and now it’s Gerchak wanting third from Morgan.

 

9:23

LAP 206 – Hopkins draws even for second at the stripe.

 

9:23

Clay Rogers crew said he is taking it easy but worried that Morgan as well and could be a threat in the closing laps.

 

9:23

LAP 204 – But Morgan can’t keep up with Rogers and Hopkins is ready to take that spot back.

 

9:23

LAP 203 – Morgan has managed to get by Hopkins for second.

 

9:22

RESTART – Rogers clears the field and that’s the only safe place to be right now as Morgan and Hopkins touch racing for second.

 

9:22

Dean’s crew said they went to far on the adjustment where he was too loose going in causing him to be tight in the center.

 

9:22

We will get the restart with 50 to go.

 

9:21

RUNNING ORDER – LAP 197:

1 Clay Rogers
2 Dalton Hopkins
3 J.P. Morgan
4 Eric Gerchak
5 John Gibson

6 Andrew Smith
7 Gus Dean
8 Brady Boswell
9 Bill Plemons, Jr.
10 Rusty Skewes
11 Reid Wilson

 

9:20

Looks like a trackbar adjustment for Dean.

 

9:19

Boswell and Dean pit under this yellow.

 

9:19

Gerchak up to fourth. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:18

That will come as a huge break to Brady Boswell. He was about to get put two laps down but will now get the lucky dog to return to the lead lap.

 

9:18

LAP 194 – CAUTION – Fluid reported on the track.

 

9:18

LAP 193 – Rogers continues to show the way barely over Hopkins. They catch Boswell to put him two laps in the rears.

 

9:17

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9:17

LAP 191 – Gerchak under Dean for fourth and will do a slide job out of Turn Two to take the spot.

 

9:17

LAP 188 – Hopkins gives Rogers a shot in the rear exiting Turn Four but Rogers continues to lead.

 

9:16

LAP 187 – You get the feeling Hopkins is beginning to size up Rogers. With Morgan closing it may be time for Hopkins to finally show his hand.

 

9:15

LAP 183 – Morgan IS closing, and closing in a hurry. He was two seconds back five laps ago, he’s cut off six-tenths of a second since.

 

9:14

LAP 181 – Morgan may be catching the top-two ever so slightly as you could still throw a blanket on Rogers and Hopkins.

 

9:14

LAP 180 – Gerchak has caught Dean but has since been stymied behind the South Carolinan for the last five laps.

 

9:13

LAP 176 – Third place Morgan visibily starting to loosen up mid-corner.

 

9:12

LAP 175 – Seventy-five laps to go. It’s a cat and mouse game between Rogers and Hopkins for now.

 

9:11

LAP 170 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Clay Rogres
2 Dalton Hopkins
3 J.P. Morgan
4 Gus Dean
5 Eric Gerchak

6 John Gibson
7 Andrew Smith
8 Brady Boswell (-1)
9 Bill Plemons OUT
10 Rusty Skewes OUT
11 Reid Wilson OUT

 

9:11

Gerchak (21) closing in on Dean (56) for fourth. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:10

LAP 167 –  Gerchak, like he did on the first run, seems to get better in the latter ends of a tire run. He is quickly catching Dean for fourth.

 

9:09

LAP 161 – It’s been a while since a Rookie of the Year candidate has followed it up with a strong sophomore campaign. But two drivers have won ROTY and gone onto win a Pro Cup title – Jeff Agnew and Benny Gordon

 

9:09

JP Morgan runs third. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:07

LAP 156 – J.P. Morgan has settled into third, no longer threatened by Dean for fourth but still stuck 1.84 seconds behind leaders.

 

9:07

Eric Gerchak up to fifth (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:06

LAP 155 – Since restarting this race, Hopkins has been no further than a carlength from Roger’s rear bumper. Last years Rookie of the Year is clearly showing some sophomore mettle.

 

9:06

Battle for the lead. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:05

LAP 152 – Gerchak finally sails past Smith for fifth.

 

9:04

LAP 146 – Gerchak still can’t get around Smith for fifth and now John Gibson has joined the frackas.

 

9:03

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9:03

LAP 142 – Hopkins remains glued to the back bumper of Clay Rogers. J.P. Morgan in third is 1.5 seconds back.

 

9:02

Rogers leads. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:02

LAP 140 – Gerchak sticks a nose under Smith for fifth, but nothing doing at this time.

 

9:01

LAP 135 – RUNNING ORDER:

1 Clay Rogers
2 Dalton Hopkins
3 J.P. Morgan
4 Gus Dean
5 Andrew Smith
6 Eric Gerchak
7 John Gibson
8 Brady Boswell (-1)
9 Bill Plemons OUT
10 Rusty Skewes OUT
11 Reid Wilson OUT

 

9:00

LAP 131 – Hopkins is proving to be a worthy advesary for Rogers, staying right on the four-time champ’s bumper.

 

8:59

LAP 130 – Morgan’s adjustments do not seem to be helping. He is quickly falling back to the clutches of fourth place Dean.

 

8:59

LEAD CHANGE – Morgan and Rogers make contact in Turn Three. Both wash up the track but Rogers hangs on to the lead. Hopkins to second.

 

8:58

LAP 127 – Rogers under Morgan through one and two for the lead.

 

8:58

RESTART – LAP 126 – Morgan washes up the track to clear Hopkins, allows Rogers to slip past the braking Hopkins to take second.

 

8:57

Gus Dean’s crew said he was tight in the center. They made a huge swing of a change. Crew said he will either be a hero or a zero.

 

8:56

Rogers says he loves his car and is having fun. He said he will take it easy in the second half.

 

8:55

Looks like the new running order will be:

1 J.P. Morgan (+4)
2 Dalton Hopkins (+/- 0)
3 Clay Rogers (-2)
4 Gus Dean (+/- 0)
5 John Gibson (+2)
6 Andrew Smith (+/- 0)
7 Eric Gerchak (-4)

 

8:55

JP Morgan’s crew said the car tightened up on him. They made air pressure adjustments.

 

8:54

Work complete on John Gibson’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:52

Eric Gerchak made it up to third by the break. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:52

They will redraw the top seven cars here in just a moment as that were all the cars left on the lead lap.

 

8:52

Crew continues to work on the rear of Boswell’s car (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:51

Crew adding fuel to Smith’s car(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:50

Crew thrashing on Dalton Hopkins car (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:49

Tire changes for JP Morgan (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:48

Work on Gus Dean’s car. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:48

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8:47

Rogers on pit road. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:46

Rogers crew is ready! (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:46

 

 

8:46

RUNNING ORDER – HALFWAY:

1 Clay Rogers
2 Dalton Hopkins
3 Eric Gerchak
4 Gus Dean
5 JP Morgan

6 Andrew Smith
7 John Gibson
8 Brady Boswell (-2, should get back down to -1 with Lucky Dog)
9 Bill Plemons, Jr. (OUT)
10 Rusty Skewes (OUT)

11  Reid Wilson (OUT)

 

8:44

CAUTION for the Halfway Break

 

8:44

LAP 125 – No avail for Hopkins, Rogers will collect the halfway bonus.

 

8:44

LAP 124 – Hopkins flying these last few laps, trying to make a run at the halfway cash.

 

8:44

LAP 124 – And now Dean to fourth by Morgan.

 

8:44

LAP 123 – Morgan seems to have run out of steam at the end of this half, Gerchak takes third from him.

 

8:43

LAP 121 – Braday Boswell in 8th lost two laps fixing his car under that last yellow.

 

8:43

LAP 120 – Dalton Hopkins has passed J.P. Morgan for second.

 

8:43

This place will be busy in five laps. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:42

LAP 116 – There is a nice halfway bonus coming to whoever leads at the break. Morgan overdrives Turn Four trying to get to Rogres and now Hopkins jumps over him for second.

 

8:41

RESTART – Rogers and Morgan go at it once more, give the edge to Rogers for now.

 

8:41

They will get the one to go this time. Looks like the race will restart with ten laps to go before the halfway break.

 

8:40

Boswell’s crew is working on the rear end of his Chevrolet. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:39

Crewmembers are getting ready for the halfway stop.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:38

Skewes goes back out.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:37

CAUTION – LAP 108 – Caution for debris. John Gibson will get the free pass.

 

8:37

It appears they may have found the gremlin in Skewes car. Car has re-fired and Skewes is putting his gloves on.

 

8:36

LAP 105 – Rogers about to put 8th place Gibson down a lap. 6th place Boswell and 7th place Smith aren’t in great shape either.

 

8:35

LAP 102 – In his first Pro Cup race, Eric Gerchak is running impressively. He now hounds Dean for fourth.

 

8:35

LAP 100:

1 Clay Rogers
2 J.P. Morgan
3 Dalton Hopkins
4 Gus Dean
5 Eric Gerchak

6 Brady Boswell
7 Andrew Smith
8 John Gibson

9 Bill Plemons, Jr. – OUT
10 Rusty Skewes – OUT
11 Reid Wilson – OUT

 

8:34

LAP 99 – Smith and Gibson are not helping their cause as they go door-to-door for seventh.

 

8:34

Skewes sits in his Ford Fusion. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:34

LAP 97 – The eight cars still running are all on the lead lap though that might be in danger as Rogers pulls on the same straightaway of Smith and Gibson.

 

8:33

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8:32

Well, we are 90 laps into a tire run, so the lap times are definitely off from where they started. But right now, they are turning 17.9s to 18.1s. On fresh rubber, they can run around a 17 flat.

 

8:32

Comment From Jeff 

How fast are they running at dillon

 

8:32

Skewes is back in the pits. He went out and took a lap and came back in. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:31

LAP 86 – Rogers, Morgan, and Hopkins seem to be at a point of stasis, all running equal lap times and keeping each other well in sight.

 

8:31

Skewes heading back out.

 

8:31

Reid Wilson talks to a crew member after exiting his car. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:30

Remember, there is a halfway break in this race, which will occur at lap 125. Teams will be able to make pit stops under that yellow. At that time, all the lead laps cars (up to 8) will redraw for position for the second half of this race.

 

8:30

The night is over for Reid Wilson as well. Wilson said an electrical issue knocked him out.

 

8:29

LAP 80:

1 Clay Rogers
2 J.P. Morgan
3 Dalton Hopkins
4 Gus Dean
5 Eric Gerchak

6 John Gibson
7 Brady Boswell
8 Andrew Smith
9 Bill Plemons, Jr. (OUT – radiator)
10 Rusty Skewes (OFF)

11 Reid Wilson (OUT – ignition)

 

8:28

Looks like Plemons is done for the night. Crew member said that when he hit the wall it caused damage to the radiator.

 

8:27

LAP 73 – Gerchak looks under Boswell as the rookies go at it for sixth.

 

8:26

Work continues on Rusty Skewes car. Crew is jacking up the right side.

 

8:25

LAP 70 – Rogers leads Morgan by a full second.

 

8:25

Hood goes up on Plemons Ford. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:25

LAP 64 – Plemons pits and they too will go under the hood.

 

8:24

Plemons sounds like he has a miss in his engine

 

8:24

LAP 63 – Hopkins pushes John Gibson up the track in Turn One as he looks for third.

 

8:23

Work continues on Reid Wilson. The ignition box change didn’t solve the problem. They are thinking its the distributor now.

 

8:23

LAP 60 – RUNNING ORDER

1 Clay Rogers
2 JP Morgan
3 John Gibson
4 Dalton Hopkins
5 Gus Dean

6 Brady Boswell
7 Eric Gerchak
8 Andrew Smith
9 Bill Plemons, Jr.
10 Rusty Skewes (off)

11 Reid Wilson (off)

 

8:22

LAP 58 – LEAD CHANGE – Clay Rogers has driven into the lead.

 

8:21

Crew pulls the fender away from Plemons left front tire. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:21

Working lap 55 as we come back to a restart.

 

8:19

Plemons seems to have some minor cosmetic damage on the left side of his nose from his 360.

 

8:19

Skewes thinks he blew his motor. Oil pressure dropped.

 

8:19

Right before that happened, Skewes pitted from fifth and as you can see the issue may be mechanical for the Virginian.

 

8:19

Hood is up on Rusty Skewes car. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:19

LAP 51 – CAUTION – Plemons has spun in Turn Four.

 

8:18

With Morgan having a big lead, you can clearly see and hear him take it easy coming off of turn four.

 

8:16

Crew member inside swapping the ignition box. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:16

Comment From DG 

Extend that lead, JP!!

 

8:16

LAP 42 – Morgan, though, is continuing to add a tenth or two a second to his lead with each successive lap. He’s gapped the field by 2.5 seconds now.

 

8:16

Wilson’s crew is switching the ignition boxes inside his car.

 

8:15

LAP 40 – Rogers told us before the race his engine package has less torque than some of the other cars here and that it would benefit him in managing tire wear. 40 laps into this race and Rogers’ prediction appears to be coming true.

 

8:15

LAP 38 – Clay Rogers grabs second from Hopkins.

 

8:14

Crew continues to look underneath Wilson’s car trying to diagnosis the problem.

 

8:13

Battle for second. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:13

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8:13

LAP 31 – Rogers with another bonzai move, takes Gibson for third. Hopkins gets enough clearance meanwhile to clear himself back into second spot.

 

8:12

LAP 30 – Rogers again thinks about making it three-wide, this time sizing up both Gibson and Hopkins.

 

8:12

LAP 28 – Hopkins running perhaps the highest line of anyone we’ve seen in Turn Four today, but it’s giving him just enough momentum to stay alongside of Gibson.

 

8:11

RESTART – Morgan gets away easily as Hopkins can’t dispatch of Gibson in the battle for second.

 

8:11

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8:11

Morgan chooses the inside line for the restart and we are about to get going again.

 

8:11

RUNNING ORDER – LAP 23:

1 J.P. Morgan
2 Dalton Hopkins
3 John  Gibson
4 Clay Rogers
5 Rusty Skewes

6 Gus Dean
7 Brady Boswell
8 Bill Plemons, Jr.
9  Andrew Smith
10 Eric Gerchak

11 Reid Wilson (OFF)

 

8:10

Wilson’s crew goes under the hood. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:10

Wilson’s crew is unsure what happened other than the car shut off. They are waiting for him on pit road.

 

8:09

Reid Wilson will get a push assist to exit the track.

 

8:08

CAUTION – LAP 21 – Wilson has stalled on the frontstretch

 

8:08

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8:08

Rusty Skewes currently running sixth. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:07

LAP 18 – Wilson has gotten back by Gerchak for 10th and now gets Smith for 9th.

 

8:07

No, Tyler Young was in Martinsville today to help out Devin Jones’ #6 effort. Young has told series officials he intends to be back in the series maybe as soon as their next race at Hickory.

 

8:07

Comment From Guest 

Is Tyer young there

 

8:06

LAP 14 – Morgan’s lead on Hopkins is not large, as last years Rookie of the Year is keeping Morgan within half a second.

 

8:06

Comment From Guest 

rooting for clay….Uncle Mick

 

8:06

Comment From Whitney 

Go Dalton Hopkins! Your family is cheering you on from back home. We Love You!

 

8:06

LAP 11 – Rogers does make it three-wide, a daring pass into Turn One that nets him 5th. Dean to 6th and Boswell back to 7th.

 

8:05

LAP 10:

1 JP Morgan
2 Dalton Hopkins
3 John Gibson
4 Rusty Skewes
5 Gus Dean

6 Brady Boswell
7 Clay Rogers
8 Andrew Smith
9 Bill Plemons, Jr.
10 Erik Gerchak

11 Reid Wilson

 

8:05

LAP 9 – Gerchak passes Wilson for 10th.

 

8:04

Boswell and Dean battle. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:04

LAP 7  – Rogers continues to threaten to make the fifth place battle three wide as he is growing impatient with Boswell and Dean

 

8:04

LAP 5 – Boswell and Dean are still going hot and heavy for fifth. Rogers in seventh thinking about making it three wide.

 

8:03

Comment From Guest 

Cheering the 23 car

 

8:03

Comment From Fink Family 

Lets go Reid #66!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

8:03

LAP 2 – Gibson prevails in that battle as Boswell and Gus Dean go at it for fifth.

 

8:02

LAP 1 – Already banging doors, it’s Skewes and Gibson pounding each other for third out of Turn Four.

 

8:02

GREEN FLAG – Polesitter Morgan clears Hopkins into Turn One but Hopkins has plenty of room to get in line himself.

 

8:02

Lights are off the X-1R Camaro, we are about to put the hammer down.

 

8:01

One to go (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

8:01

Comment From Lenny 

Go Gus Dean

 

7:59

Alright fans. This is the first race with X-1R sponsorship, and the first one in a long time that is going to hand out a winner’s check for $10,000. Who are you cheering for tonight?

 

7:59

A beautiful night for a race. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:59

The 2013 season is just moments away (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:57

The Pro Cup machines have fired and begin to double up.

 

7:56

Track promoter and former NASCAR driver Ron Barfield, Jr. is building some goodwill with the fans in attendance tonight by giving out $20 bills to the first person who can bring him a simple object. One lucky fan has already cashed in simply for having an orange Sharpie.

 

7:55

X-1R Pro Cup Series about to head out for the Pee Dee 250.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:51

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7:50

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7:49

Hal Goodson gets interviewed in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:49

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – Coastal Pee Dee Super Trucks Feature

1 13 Hal Goodson 50
2 12 Archie Adams, Jr. 50
3 94 Brad Cox 50
4 41 Jake Von Cannon 50
5 16 Hayes Goodson 50
6 74 Ham Morrison 50
7 99 Sam Scarpelli 50
8 18 Neil Grant 50
9 7 B.J. Hucks 50
10 44 Sean Gartner 48
11 6 Jimmy Herrington 25
12 98 Kevin Parsons 25
13 37 Ryan Blackwell 24
14 3 Terry Moore 24
15 4 Michael Williamson 3

 

7:47

CHECKERED – Defending Coastal-Pee Dee Super Truck Series champion Hal Goodson will start off 2013 in Victory Lane, defeating Archie Adams, Jr., Brad Cox, Jake Von Cannon, and son Hayes Goodson.

 

7:47

Two to go and it’s all Goodson.

 

7:46

One fan elected to go to the racetrack via helicopter tonight (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:45

Lap 40 – Ten to go for Hal Goodson, as Archie Adams, Jr.,  the current runner-up, has driven forwards from shotgun on the 15-car field.

 

7:43

Lap 34 – Goodson continues to lead while the rest of the field singles out.

 

7:42

Lap 32 – Goodson is out to a 2.3 second lead over Adams. Hayes Goodson, his son runs fifth.

 

7:41

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7:41

Lap 30 – Adams will get the second spot while Cox goes to third.

 

7:41

Lap 29 – Three truck battle for second between Adams, Bryan Cox and Van Cannon.

 

7:40

Lap 26 – Goodson continues lead while Von Cannon and Adams battle side-by-side for second.

 

7:40

Green flag is back out with 25 to go.

 

7:32

Jimmy Harrington goes off on the hook. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:29

CAUTION – LAP 26 – Hal Goodson was able to scoot away on the restart but Jimmy Herrington and Kevin Parsons collide down the backstretch for second and Herrington’s night is over against the inside backstretch wall.

 

7:28

Green flag is back out.

 

7:27

It’s Hal Goodson, Jimmy Herrington, Kevin Parsons, Jake Von Cannon, and Hayes Goodson your top-five here at halfway and we go double-file for the restart.

 

7:24

Officials are working on getting the field lined up for the re-start.

 

7:20

Lap 25 – Caution flies as Ham Morrison goes around and collects Bryan Blackwell in turns three and four.

 

7:20

Lap 22 – There is about a four second gap between third place runner Kevin Parsons and fourth place Jake Von Cannon.

 

7:18

Lap 20 – Top Five…Goodson, Harrington, Parsons, Von Cannon, and Hayes Goodson.

 

7:18

Lap 17 – Neil Grant is currently running 11th. The right side body panel has broken away from the chassis and is flapping out towards the wall coming off the corners.

 

7:17

Lap 15 – Goodson, Harrington and Parsons breakaway from the rest of the pack.

 

7:16

Lap 10 – Goodson leads with Jimmy Harrington right behind him. Harrington slaps the wall coming out of two. Doesn’t lose much ground to Goodson.

 

7:16

Goodson, a former X-1R Pro Cup winner in addition to two-time NASCAR All Pro champ, was the Coastal Pee Dee Super Truck inaugural champion in 2012 with two wins.

 

7:15

Lap 6 – Goodson slams the door on Parsons coming out of turn four and takes the lead.

 

7:14

Green is back out on lap 5.

 

7:13

Four laps complete.
1. Kevin Parsons
2. Hal Goodson
3. Jimmy Harrington
4. Jake Von Cannon
5. Hayes Goodson

 

7:12

Lap 5 – Michael Williamson loses a piece of his body off of turn two and brings it to the pits. Caution is out for debris.

 

7:10

Lap 1 – Kevin Parsons leads with Hal Goodson in second.

 

7:10

Green is out for the trucks.

 

7:10

One to go and we are going to try it again.

 

7:06

The #4 of Michael Williamson, #12 of Archie Adams, Jr., and #99 of Sam Scarpelli all pit with damage.

 

7:04

STARt & CAUTION – We don’t get a lap in before Brad Cox got spun around in Turn Four.

 

7:03

We got the green in the Super Trucks but race officials didn’t like the start and we are gridding up for a redeux.

 

7:00

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7:00

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7:00

They are now rolling on pace laps.

 

6:55

Engines fire for the Pee Dee Super Trucks

 

6:52

Comment From Ali 

Lets go #66! Bring home the win Reid!

 

6:52

Innvocation and National Anthem is underway. We will be racing at 7pm.

 

6:49

 

 

6:44

Driver Introductions are underway for both divisions.

 

6:39

Comment From 66mom 

Proud of 66 Reid Wilson. Let’s Bo Racing!

 

6:39

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Good Luck on your ProCup debut #66 Reid Wilson!

 

6:37

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6:37

The autograph session has ended. Opening ceremonies will begin shortly.

 

6:28

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6:21

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6:14

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Good luck to Gus Dean

 

6:12

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6:07

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Brady Boswell Good Luck!!!

 

6:06

John Gibson signs an autograph to a fan. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:04

CJ Woliver interviews Eric Gerchak. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:02

Brady Boswell gives a smile to the young lady. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:01

Andrew Smith meets with the fans. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:54

Kevin Parsons did wind up as the fast qualifier for the trucks. We will try to procure a lineup of theirs and give you a little bit of their action tonight asa we ready for the X-1R Pro Cup Pee Dee 250

 

5:47

Brady Boswell has had a busy day. Along with the ignition problems, he is also having a rough time getting his car in third gear. He has no problem when going slow, but when coming up to speed it gets stuck. He is hoping for long green flag runs.

 

5:44

Just as we say that, Kevin Parsons in the #98 has taken the pole over with a 17.217

 

5:43

Jimmy Harrington at a 17.256 is currently the fastest qualifier in the Coastal Pee Dee Trucks

 

5:43

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5:42

JP Morgan said that starting on the pole is big here at Dillon. He said passing is tough, especially in turns three and four.

 

5:40

Gus Dean said that his car runs better on older tires. He said the bigger check comes in the race and not in qualifying.

 

5:39

It was a strong day for X-1R Pro Cup graduates in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. Jeb Burton led most of the day before finishing 3rd. Chase Elliott was 6th in his first ever NASCAR CWTS race. Former series winners Bryan Silas, Jeff Agnew, and Caleb Holman also made the show.

 

5:37

Here is Gus Dean’s social media info. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:36

Coastal-Pee Dee Super Trucks are qualifying in a “Monza” type style (going out in groups of multiple trucks at once and getting to run 5 laps)

 

5:35

Clay Rogers also isn’t worried about where he qualified.

 

5:35

Reid Wilson said his car is more set up for the race. They didn’t work on a qualifying setup. He thinks he will be further ahead at the end of the race.

 

5:35

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5:35

 Never before in history have the ARCA CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour competed together in the same race at the same track. That all changes in a big way in 2013 when both tours battle it out together and side-by-side at Toledo Speedway (OH) on April 20 in the “Border Wars” 7-Up 150.  Race fans can save $5 per ticket if purchased prior to race day by calling the Toledo track office at 419-727-1100 or downloading the 2013 ticket order form at www.toledospeedway.com, located under forms. The order can be electronically mailed to the track.

 

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5:33

Pee Dee 250 Qualifying Times

1 23 J.P. Morgan 16.767
2 1 Dalton Hopkins 16.781
3 41 Rusty Skewes 16.835
4 13 John Gibson 16.915
5 2 Brady Boswell 16.919
6 56 Gus Dean 16.976
7 66 Reid Wilson 17.016
8 62 Andrew Smith 17.035
9 16 Clay Rogers 17.108
10 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 17.161
11 21 Eric Gerchak 17.169

 

5:33

Reid Wilson (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:32

J.P. Morgan has taken the pole with a 16.767 second lap.

 

5:32

Clay Rogers (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:32

#66 – Reid Wilson

L1: 17.125
L2: 17.016 (+)

Position: 7th of 11

 

5:31

#16 – Clay Rogers

L1: 17.018 (only lap)

Position: 7th of 10

 

5:31

Gus Dean (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:31

John Gibson(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:30

#56 – Gus Dean

L1: 17.143
L2: 16.976 (+)

Position: 6th of 9

 

5:30

Eric Gerchak (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:30

#13 – John Gibson

L1: 17.173
L2: 16.915 (+)

Position: 4th

 

5:29

Bill Plemons Jr. Finishes his run.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:29

Eric Gerchak will only receive one lap in qualifying.

#21 – Eric Gerchak

L1: 17.169

Position: 7th of 7

 

5:28

Rusty Skewes is currently P3.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:28

#15 – Bill Plemons, Jr.

L1: 17.226
L2: 17.161 (+)

Position: 6th of 6

 

5:28

#41 – Rusty Skewes

L1: 17.075
L2: 16.835 (+)

Position: 3rd of 5

 

5:28

Hopkins is currently P2. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:27

Boswell is currently P3. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:27

#1 – Dalton Hopkins

L1: 16.856
L2: 16.781 (+)

Position: 2nd of 4

 

5:26

#2 – Brady Boswell

L1: 16.989
L2: 16.919 (+)

Position: 2nd of 3

 

5:26

JP Morgan is the fastest so far. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:25

#23 – J.P. Morgan

L1: 16.835
L2: 16.767 (+)

Position: FASTEST after 2 cars

 

5:24

#62 – Andrew Smith

L1: 17.039
L2: 17.035 (+)

 

5:24

Eric Gerchak (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:23

Bill Plemons Jr. is ready to go. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:21

Rusty Skewes crew member adjusts the tire pressures. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:20

Field being brought down pit road and we will begin time trials momentarily.

 

5:18

Field is on track to scuff in their tires for qualifying. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:16

It appears as though Pro Cup teams are being given scuff laps.

 

5:15

Rusty Skewes is ready to go out and scuff. Crew said they have had a good day so far. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:13

Dalton Hopkins has been near the top on the practice charts. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:12

Brady Boswell had ignition issues in the second practice session. His crew thinks the gremlins are fixed. Main goal is go out and learn and have fun.

 

5:09

Brady Boswell is about ready to go.(Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:08

JP Morgan straps in. He is looking to repeat at Dillon. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:07

Andrew Smith straps in as he will be the first car out to qualify. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:06

Coastal-Pee Dee Truck drivers have just been informed they will qualify AFTER the Pro Cup machines since a few drivers were tardy to the grid.

 

5:03

Pro Cup cars are lined up for qualifying. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:03

This is only the third year the Pro Cup Series has visited Dillon. Brad Rogers claimed the victory here in 2011 before Morgan’s triumph in 2012.

 

5:02

Only one driver in today’s Pro Cup race won a pole in 2012. Series champion J.P. Morgan claimed two pole positions. Morgan is also the defending winner of this race.

 

5:00

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4:58

Trucks being gridded for qualifying with Pro Cup machines behind them.

 

4:47

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4:47

Be there when the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour visits Missouri’s only asphalt oval, Lebanon I-44 Speedway, for the Mercy Lebanon Masters of the Pros on Saturday, May 18th. The event will pay a minimum of $8,000 to win with $600 to start, highlighted by the winner receiving a signature green jacket similar to the one donned by the champion of golf’s The Masters event. The Mercy Lebanon Masters of the Pros 144 will be the first headline touring series event on the track’s schedule, which also has the track’s first-ever NASCAR K&N Pro Series West visit on Sunday, June 9. For a detailed schedule and more, visit www.i44speedway.net.

 

4:41

Pee Dee Coastal Trucks Practice Results
1. Jimmy Harrington 17.073
2. Kevin Parsons 17.216
3. Hal Goodson 17.287
4. Michael Williamson 17.367
5. Bryan Blackwell 17.412
6. Jake Von Cannon 17.429
7. Terry Moore 17.511
8. Hayes Goodson 17.521
9. Brad Cox 17.533
10. Ham Morrison 17.568
11. Neil Grant 17.608
12. B.J. Rucks 17.707
13. Archie Adams Jr. 17.815
14. Sam Scarpelli 17.885
15. Sean Gartner 18.130

 

4:40

Jimmy Harrington did wind up being the fastest in Super Truck practice as that is now officially in the books. The Trucks will qualify at 5:00 PM with the X-1R Pro Cup Series to follow immediately after that.

 

4:35

Gus Dean is sporting the skull and crossbones here in the Carolina tidal basin (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:35

15 trucks have been out for their practice session. They will have a 50-lap feature with a $1,000 going to the winner tonight. They will have their feature prior to the start of the Pee Dee 250 for the X-1R Pro Cup Series.

 

4:29

With a new-found excitement, the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series will continue its 2013 past the Dillon season opener April 6 with the Catawba Valley 250 on April 20 at Hickory Motor Speedway . The legendary North Carolina facility will host the Pro Cup stars in one of the most anticipated events of the Pro Cup Season. Check out www.x1rprocup.com for more details on this event or any others on the 2013 Pro Cup schedule.

 

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4:27

Just a few minutes remaining in the Pee Dee Coastal Truck practice. Jimmy Harrington is still at the top and is out making a final few laps.

 

4:22

Less than ten minutes remaining in the Trucks practice. B.J. Hucks is the only truck on the track at this time. Jimmy Harrington is still the fastest.

 

4:17

About 15 minutes remain in the Dee Pee Coastal Truck practice. Jimmy Harrington is still the fastest.

 

4:16

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4:16

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4:11

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4:08

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4:08

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4:03

About a half hour remains in the Pee Dee Coastal Trucks practice. Jimmy Harrington is still at the top of the charts with a time of 17.073. Michael Williamson is second with a time of 17.367 and Kevin Parsons is third with a time of 17.385.

 

4:02

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4:01

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3:56

Rusty Skewes flashes over the Dillon stripe (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:49

Pee Dee Trucks have less than 45 minutes left in their session. Jimmy Harrington is the fastest so far with a time of 17.073.

 

3:46

It’s the first major Outlaw Super Late Model race of the 2013 season…it’s the Intimidator 100 at historic Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Some of the top names in Outlaw Super Late Model racing will converge on one of the tracks best known for these sleek-bodied machines on opening night for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series at Kalamazoo. Also on the card will be Kalamazoo’s Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks. For more details, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com

 

3:46

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3:39

Andrew Smith (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:36

Bill Plemons, Jr. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:34

The track is now open for the Pee Dee Coastal Super Trucks. They will have a one hour practice session.

 

3:30

The Pee Dee Coastal Super Trucks will be out shortly for practice.

 

3:30

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3:14

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3:13

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3:12

Drivers meeting has ended.

 

3:09

There will be an invert at the halfway mark.

 

3:08

Jack McNally welcomes X-1R as the title sponsor for the series.

 

3:01

At the break, lead lap cars will get four minutes to change tires and fuel. Hoods cannot be raised or parts changed. After the lead lap cars, the lap cars will get their four minutes.

 

3:00

Cars cannot fuel up until the halfway break. They cannot change tires until the halfway break except for flat or damaged tires.

 

2:59

No more than five guys across the pit wall during a pit stop.

 

2:58

They also use the green, white, checkered finish.

 

2:57

They will have double file re-starts with the leader choosing the inside/outside lane. Leader must lead at the re-start line. Cannot change lines until after they cross the start/finish line.

 

2:54

The pit lights located near turn three is called “R2-D2” in the X-1R Pro Cup Series.

 

2:50

Drivers meeting is underway. They said that the Trucks will race before the Pee Dee 250.

 

2:43

The cars and stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series are set to kick off an exciting 2013 season in just a few short weeks at one of the toughest racetracks in the country. The 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series season will start at the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana on Saturday, April 13. The short track gladiators of the ARCA/CRA Super Series will battle for 125 laps in one of the most anticipated early-season Super Late Model events, the Anderson 125. For more details, entry forms for racers and more, visit www.cra-racing.com

 

2:43

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2:31

John Gibson made a quick run, but didn’t improve on his time. Practice is now over.

 

2:31

If no cars come out in the final minute…here is the final rundown…
1. Reid Wilson 17.087
2. JP Morgan 17.121
3. Dalton Hopkins 17.180
4. Clay Rogers 17.237
5. John Gibson 17.334
6. Andrew Smith 17.395
7. Bill Plemons Jr. 17.425
8. Rusty Skewes 17.459
9. Brady Boswell 17.514
10. Gus Dean 17.736
11. Eric Gerchak 17.921

 

2:27

There is about four minutes left. No cars are on the track. Reid Wilson is still at the top with a time of 17.087 seconds.

 

2:25

The schedule for the remainder of the day. The ticket gate is now open here at Dillon Motor Speedway.
2:45 PM CARS Crew Chief, Driver, Spotter Meeting
3:00 PM CARS Chapel Service
3:15 PM CARS Pre-Qualify Tech
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Local Division Practice
4:15 PM CARS ALL Cars in Tech Line
5:00 PM Local Division Qualifying
5:15 PM CARS PRO Cup Qualifying
5:45 PM-6:15 PM CARS Autograph Session
6:30 PM CARS Registration Closes
6:30 PM CARS Driver Introductions & Pre Race Ceremonies
7:00 PM CARS PeeDee 250, presented by X-1R
(250 Laps)
Pee Dee Coastal Super Truck race to follow CARS Pro Cup race.

 

2:24

Less than seven minutes remaining in the final practice session for the X-1R Pro Cup Series.

 

2:24

Reid Wilson has been a pleasant surprise today (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:22

Stickers going on Reid Wilson’s car. He may go even faster yet in this next run

 

2:20

Red flag is out again as more Pee Dee Coastal Trucks enter the infield.

 

2:19

Field rundown so far…
1. Wilson 17.087
2. Morgan 17.121
3. Hopkins 17.160
4. Rogers 17.237
5. Gibson 17.334
6. Smith 17.395
7. Plemons Jr. 17.425
8. Skewes 17.459
9. Boswell 17.514
10. Dean 17.736
11. Gerchak 17.921

 

2:19

 

 

2:17

About 15 minutes are left in the final practice session for the X-1R Pro Cup Series. Reid Wilson still sits at the top of the standings with a time of 17.087.

 

2:15

Clay Rogers remains strapped in while his team makes adjustments to the front suspension (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:15

Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway will be playing host to the ARCA Midwest Tour on May 4 and 5 in the Fifth Annual Joe Shear Classic 100. The top Touring Stars of the ARCA Midwest Tour will be joined by many of Madison’s Triple Crown Challenge Series regulars and more invaders from around the Midwest and beyond for this special event at MIS. The event will also feature the INEX Legends Cars in a National Qualifier race. For more details on MIS’s 2013 schedule, including the four-race Triple Crown Challenge Series that kicks off June 15-16, visit www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com.

 

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2:10

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2:09

Reid Wilson goes to the top of the charts with a 17.087. There is about 20 minutes left in the final session.

 

2:07

Eric Gerchak strapped in for another run (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:05

Morgan, Smith, and Boswell line up to head out. Red flag is out for a crossover. The Pee Dee Truck Series haulers are still rolling in.

 

2:03

Reid Wilson is back on track. Earlier he went for a spin coming off of turn four. Looks like the team made some changes on the car.

 

2:03

Past Pro Cup winner Hal Goodson will run tonight’s Pee Dee Truck Series race, a new truck series that debuts here tonight as Pro Cup’s support companion. Hal will drive the #13 while son Hayes will drive take dad’s famous #16 (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:00

Top five with a half hour remaining…
1. Hopkins 17.160
2. Rogers 17.237
3. Gibson 17.334
4. Wilson 17.368
5. Morgan 17.373

 

1:57

There is about a half hour remaining in practice. Hopkins is still at the top of the leaderboard with Rogers in second and Gibson in third.

 

1:57

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1:56

Bill Plemons Jr. makes it out on the track for the first time this session.

 

1:55

Green flag is back out with Rogers and Hopkins on track.

 

1:53

Dean takes his car back to the pits. Red flag comes out for a quick gate crossing down near turn one.

 

1:52

Gus Dean has the track to himself while the others are making adjustments in the pits.

 

1:50

Top Five so far…
1. Hopkins 17.160
2. Clay Rogers 17.237
3. John Gibson 17.334
4. Reid Wilson 17.368
5. JP Morgan 17.373

 

1:49

Rusty Skewes watches J.P. Morgan circulate the facility (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:49

There is less than 45 minutes remaining in the final practice.

 

1:48

Clay Rogers goes up to second on the chart with a time of 17.282. Dalton Hopkins is still at the top with a time of 17.160.

 

1:48

John Gibson and Eric Gerchak make it on the track for the first time this session.

 

1:46

Rusty Skewes’ team debates what pair of tires to put on their racer (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:45

The second round of the inaugural Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco season comes Saturday, April 27 on the high banks of Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia. The top short track stars in the Southeast and beyond will be on hand at the fast half-mile GMP for the Racing Radios 125 presented by Schoenfeld Headers. For more details on this event, visit www.southernsuperseries.com and www.racegmp.com.

 

1:45

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1:44

Hopkins continues to be at the top of the leaderboard in the final practice. Six cars have been on the track so far. Hopkins has a fast time of 17.160 seconds. Reid Wilson is second with a time of 17.368. JP Morgan is third with a time of 17.373.

 

1:39

Reid Wilson goes for a spin. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:39

Reid Wilson goes around on the frontstretch coming off of turn four. He makes no contact with the wall.

 

1:34

Brady Boswell rolling out (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:32

The track is now hot for the second and final practice session for the X-1R Pro Cup Series cars. Brady Boswell is the only car out on the track.

 

1:31

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1:30

The beautiful X-1R Pro Cup pace machine (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:23

We are less than ten minutes away from the final practice session for the X-1R Pro Cup Series. This will go from 1:30-2:30pm.

 

1:16

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1:16

One of the most prestigious Super Late Model events in the country celebrates its 30th running in 2013.  It’s the World Crown 300 at Jefferson, Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park.  The World Crown winners’ list reads like a who’s-who in short track racing and drivers from throughout the country will try to etch their name into World Crown history on July 4 in the 30th annual running of the 300-lap event.  For more details on the 30th Annual World Crown 300 at Gresham Motorsports Park, visit www.racegmp.com

 

1:06

Practice Speeds – Session #1

1 66 Reid Wilson 17.215
2 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 17.443
3 16 Clay Rogers 17.444
4 23 J.P. Morgan 17.488
5 56 Gus Dean 17.570
6 41 Rusty Skewes 17.595
7 62 Andrew Smith 17.599
8 21 Eric Gerchak 17.968
9 13 John Gibson 18.213

 

1:02

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1:01

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12:59

Unofficially Bill Plemons was the fastest earlier today, but the first timed session from 12:20 to 1:00 will show Reid Wilson as the fastest. Times in a second.

 

12:59

Comment From Jeff Gibson 

Who has been the fastest so far?

 

12:56

Dillon has a very tight exit onto the fronstretch from a sweeping Turn Four, very similar to Darlington. We see cars really snapping loose at corner exit as they fight centifrical force pushing them towards the wall.

 

12:52

We have ten minutes left in this practice session before a half-hour break.

 

12:51

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12:51

The UARA-STARS Late Model Series and the Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals (FKSSN) will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at The Rock presented by Cheerwine April 12, 13 and 14.   UARA and FKSSN will be competing on Saturday, April 13 in the Fast Track High Performance Driving School 175 , with qualifying on Friday, April 12.  The NCWTS will practice on Saturday with qualifying and racing on Sunday, April 14.  For tickets and more information, visit www.rockinghamspeedway.com

 

12:51

Charlie Dean said that they think they have the brake issue fixed on Gus Dean’s car.

 

12:46

Reid Wilson’s team has worked out their mechanical gremlins and are turning in competitive times this session (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:44

The piece of lead appears to have come off of John Gibson’s car.

 

12:43

Reid Wilson has made it onto the track.

 

12:42

Yellow flag will be displayed for a second after teams reported to X-1R Pro Cup officials there is a piece of lead lying at pit entrance.

 

12:41

Gus Dean makes it out. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:40

Gus Dean and John Gibson are now on track for the first time today. That leaves Reid Wilson, whose team is working on the motor still, as the only driver yet to hit the track.

 

12:39

Boswell will receive a black flag as his transponder does not seem to be working.

 

12:35

Gus Dean waiting to go back out. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:35

Brady Boswell about to head out. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:34

Still waiting to see Gus Dean, Brady Boswell, John Gibson, and Reid Wilson on track this afternoon.

 

12:34

Clay Rogers works Turns 4 (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:32

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12:32

Lee USA Speedway, located on Route 125 in Lee, New Hampshire, will open its season Sunday April 14th with the ACT Governor’s Cup 150.  Despite winning four track titles, and the prestigious ACT Championship last season, Dover’s Wayne Helliwell Jr. has yet to claim the Governor’s Cup Trophy at his home track despite two dogged attempts. Helliwell was leading last year when tire woes relegated him to a top five position.

 

12:30

Eric Gerchak on track for the first time this session. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:27

Reid Wilson standing by waiting to get out. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:24

We have a break in practice to allow for some cars to crossover at the gate. Thus far, Bill Plemons, Jr. is the fastest car with a 17.139

 

12:23

Reid Wilson hasn’t been out yet. Sounds like they have an issue with the starter and replacing it.

 

12:18

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12:18

It’s the most prestigious Outlaw Super Late Model event in the country and it’s back for a 21st time at Michigan’s Kalamazoo Speedway…it’s the Kalamazoo Klash!  The Klash brings in the best Outlaw talents from the Midwest plus invaders from all around the country to battle in the event that annually packs the Kalamazoo Speedway grandstands.  For more on the Kalamazoo Klash XXI, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

 

12:18

Rusty Skewes is back out. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:14

Clay Rogers (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:13

JP Morgan(Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:12

Andrew Smith (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:12

Rusty Skewes has been given the black flag in practice. Race officials tell us he may have a transponder issue.

 

12:11

Bill Plemons Jr. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:10

Rusty Skewes and defending series champ J.P. Morgan also make their way off pit road.

 

12:09

Dalton Hopkins is the first car on the track.(Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:08

Dalton Hopkins, last season’s Rookie of the Year, is the first driver to take the track today. He is followed onto the Dillon oval by Bill Plemons, Jr.

 

12:06

The backstretch at Dillon Motor Speedway. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:05

Dillon Motor Speedway is 4/10-mile egg-shaped asphalt oval that is owned by former Sprint Cup driver Ron Barfield, Jr. Barfield opened the track in 2007 and hosts a weekly Saturday night program from April to September. The track is part of the ASA Member Track program.

 

12:00

Pro Cup official and Eric Gerchak get the template out to inspect his #21 Chevrolet.(Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:00

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12:00

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11:59

Track is now open for practice, but looks like most teams are still prepping.

 

11:54

Practice will roll off in 5 minutes.

 

11:48

Defending Pro Cup Series Champion JP Morgan rolls back after going through the tech line. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:48

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11:48

In June of 1953, Herb Thomas spoiled a dominant effort by Lee Petty to win a race in the series now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at a newly-opened Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

Now nearly 60 years later, NASCAR racing will be back at Five Flags.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first-ever NASCAR event held at Five Flags, the legendary half-mile track will see the debut of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East at the track April 12 and 13. See all the rising stars of NASCAR racing at Five Flags for the first time ever in the NAPA 150. Advanced reserved tickets are now available by calling the Five Flags Speedway box office at 850-944-8400 and more information can be found on www.5flagsspeedway.com

 

11:45

Jack McNelly, Pro Cup Series Director (right) and David Ift (Left) share racing stories.(Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:39

Bill Plemons Jr, J.P. Morgan, and Gus Dean are the only three drivers that competed Pro Cup Series event at Dillon last year.

 

11:35

John Gibson is looking forward to a very competitive race tonight. He said tire management will be key here at Dillon Motor Speedway. He says with the quality of the field, anyone can win it.

 

11:30

X-1R Pro Cup official looks over John Gibson’s car. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:22

Gus Dean hoping for a good run tonight. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:22

Today’s Schedule:

12:00 – 1:00 Pro Cup Practice #1
1-30 – 2:30 Pro Cup Practice #2
2:45 Drivers Meeting
3:00 Chapel Service
3:15 Qualifying Tech
5:15 Pro Cup Qualifying
5:45 – 6:15 Autograph Session
6:30 Driver Introductions
6:30 Pee Dee Super Truck Series
CARS Pro Cup (after PDSTS)

 

11:18

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11:18

It’s an unprecedented triple-header of Super Late Model action North of the Border in 2013…the Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown at the Autodrome Chaudiere in Valley Junction, Quebec in 2013.  The Autobus La Quebecois Triple Crown will pit the best Super Late Model drivers from across North America in a series of three events with a purse totaling $135,000.  And, as an added bonus, drivers who compete in all three Triple Crown events will vie for their share of a bonus points fund totaling $30,000.   Round 1 will be a 150 lapper on May 18, 2013 and will double as the Autodrome Chaudiere season opener.  Round 2 will be staged on August 6, 2013 and will feature NASCAR star Kyle Busch competing at Chaudiere.  The final round will be a 200 lap race on September 7, 2013.  It will be pay $10,000 to win and will pay $100 per lap to the race leader, a total of $20,000 in guaranteed lap leader money.

 

For more details, visit www.autodromechaudiere.com

 

11:11

Rookie/spotter meeting is taking place. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:10

Eric Gerchak is making his debut today in the X-1R Pro Cup Series today. Gerchak used to compete in the ISCARS Dash Series, where he has a few victories.

 

11:06

CARS ON THE GROUNDS:

#1 – Dalton Hopkins
#2 – Brady Boswell
#13 – John  Gibson
#15 – Bill Plemons, Jr.
#16 – Clay Rogers
#21 – Eric Gerchak
#23 – J.P. Morgan
#41 – Rusty Skewes
#56 – Gus Dean
#62 – Andrew Smith
#66 – Reid Wilson

 

11:00

Clay Rogers will be tough tonight. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:59

Teams are working on their cars for the first practice seasion. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

10:57

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10:57

Today’s Speed51.com Trackside Now coverage is presented by Automotive Specialists Racing Engines of Concord, North Carolina.

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10:50

Teams have begun to unload their haulers under perfect weather conditions. The sky is clear, tempartures are expected to be in the low 70s, and there’s just a hint of a breeze blowing through the pits.

 

10:49

Welcome everyone to Dillon Motor Speedway in the sandhills of South Carolina, where a new season will begin for the X-1R Pro Cup Series in 2013 tonight with the Pee Dee 250.

 

10:47

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Trackside Now: Pro Cup Series – Dillon Motor Speedway (SC) – 4/6/13