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10:24

Thank you for joining Speed51.com’s Trackside Now coverage presented by Automotive Specialists of Concord, North Carolina of the X-1R Pro Cup Series Heritage Truck Centers 250 from Motor Mile Speedway. Congratulations to Mark McFarland on the victory.

Stay tuned to Speed51.com throughout the week for a story and photo gallery from the event.

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9:49

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9:49

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Thanks for the coverage Speed 51

 

9:49

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Congrats to McFarland on the win

 

9:48

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9:46

McFarland sprays his team with champagne in victory lane. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:46

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9:46

UNOFFICIAL X-1R PRO CUP HERITAGE TRUCK CENTERS 250 FINISHING ORDER

Pos. No. Driver Laps
1 8 Mark McFarland 250
2 16 Clay Rogers 250
3 2 Brady Boswell 250
4 41 Rusty Skewes 250
5 1 Dalton Hopkins 250
6 21 Eric Gerchak 250
7 66 Reid Wilson 250
8 56 Gus Dean 250
9 23 JP Morgan 250
10 13 John Gibson 250
11 05 Codie Rohrbaugh 247
12 33 Ryan Heavner 242
13 18 Andrew Gordon 237
14 53 Justin Hobgood 170
15 75 Caleb Holman 9
16 58 Richard Gould 1

 

9:45

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9:43

Both John Gibson and crew chief and Gus Dean and crew chief have been called to speak with series officials.

 

9:42

CHECKERED: Mark McFarland wins the Heritage Truck Centers 250 over Clay Rogers.

 

9:42

WHITE: McFarland leads Rogers, Boswell, Skewes and Hopkins.

 

9:41

Lap 248: McFarland clears Rogers for the lead with two laps to go.

 

9:41

GREEN: McFarland and Rogers side by side into turn one and down the backstretch.

 

9:40

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9:40

One lap to green at lap 245. Five laps remain.

 

9:40

Skewes fell quick through the field on the restart but made his way but up to fourth behind Boswell in third.

 

9:39

Morgan comes to pit road.

 

9:39

YELLOW: The caution is out for trouble by Gibson in turn two.

 

9:39

GREEN: McFarland leads the field into one.

 

9:38

Coming to green. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:38

Dean also clears the pits and rejoins the field.

 

9:38

Heavner makes his way back out of the pits.

 

9:37

Dean has been called to speak to race control following the event.

 

9:37

Gordon comes to pit road and parks his machine.

 

9:36

YELLOW: Morgan makes contact and Gordon and Dean end up together in turns three and four.

 

9:36

GREEN: McFarland leads Rogers into turn one.

 

9:35

Going green at lap 236.

 

9:34

One to go next time by.

 

9:34

Codie Rohrbaugh makes his way to pit road under this caution.

 

9:33

Wilson will receive the free pass under this caution.

 

9:32

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9:32

Gordon goes for a spin. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:31

We are working lap 231 of 250.

 

9:31

YELLOW: Dean makes contact with Gordon and sends Gordon for a loop in turn four.

 

9:30

Lap 227: McFarland works his way by the lapped machine of Heavner.

 

9:29

Lap 225: 25 laps remain in the Heritage Truck Centers 250.

 

9:28

Lap 222: McFarland leads Rogers by about five car lengths now as Hopkins remains right on the back bumper of Skewes for third.

 

9:28

Lap 219: Gerchak looks under Gibson for sixth.

 

9:27

Lap 215: McFarland and Rogers now hold a straightaway lead over Skewes in third.

 

9:26

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9:25

Lap 210: As the laps wind down we have 40 laps remaining and the leaders are making their way by the lapped car of Rohrbaugh.

 

9:23

Lap 205: McFarland and Rogers work by the lapped machine of Heavner.

 

9:23

Lap 202: Hopkins is giving Skewes all he’s got but just can’t keep his No. 1 machine under Skewes to make the pass.

 

9:22

Lap 201: Meanwhile, McFarland and Rogers hold about fifteen car lengths over the battle for third.

 

9:22

Lap 198: Skewes goes high and Hopkins dives low into turns three and four to try for the spot. He can’t make it stick and falls back in line fourth.

 

9:21

Lap 197: Hopkins now closes in on Skewes for third into turn one.

 

9:20

Lap 193: Hopkins makes contact with Boswell and muscles his way into fourth.

 

9:19

Lap 190: McFarland leads Rogers by about five car lengths and Rogers holds another five car lengths over Skewes, Boswell, Gibson and the remainder of the field.

 

9:18

Lap 188: Dean pulls ahead on the outside to keep the spot.

 

9:18

Lap 188: Gordon now under Dean for eighth.

 

9:18

Lap 184: Hopkins looks under Boswell for fourth but can’t make the move.

 

9:17

Lap 183: McFarland leads Rogers, Skewes, Boswell, Hopkins and Gibson.

 

9:17

Lap 181: McFarland and Rogers pull away from Skewes down the backstretch.

 

9:16

GREEN: McFarland leads Rogers at the line and down into turn one.

 

9:15

One lap to green.

 

9:13

We are working lap 175 now under caution, just 75 laps remain in the Heritage Truck Centers 250.

 

9:12

Morgan comes back to pit road for more service.

 

9:12

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9:12

Morgan makes it out as well with just a few seconds to spare.

 

9:12

Rohrbaugh rejoins the field without losing a lap.

 

9:11

Morgan and Rohrbaugh come to pit road under the caution for service from their crews.

 

9:10

Crews were allowed to deliver water to the drivers under the red flag. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:10

YELLOW: The field is back rolling under the yellow flag as we prepare for the restart.

 

9:03

The field remains still while the track is cleaned up. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

9:01

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8:58

CURRENT TOP-10:

1. Mark McFarland
2. Clay Rogers
3. Rusty Skewes
4. Brady Boswell
5. Dalton Hopkins
6. John Gibson
7. Eric Gerchak
8. Andrew Gordon
9. Gus Dean
10. JP Morgan

 

8:58

The caution started when Justin Hobgood went up in a plume of smoke in turns one and two. Fluid was dropped down. Several cars slid up towards the wall. One of them was the leader McFarland. He slid all the way up to the wall and lost several spots on the track. He didn’t hit anything. He is still shown as first on the scoreboard but about fifth in the lineup.

 

8:57

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8:57

Wilson will receive the free pass under this caution.

 

8:57

RED: We are under red for cleanup in turns one and two at lap 172.

 

8:54

YELLOW: The caution flies for Hopkins and Rohrbaugh in turns one two.

 

8:53

Lap 166: McFarland, Rogers, Skewes and Boswell now work single-filed around the lapped machine of Ryan Heavner.

 

8:52

Lap 163: Rogers has fallen back from McFarland and Skewes now looks under Rogers’ No. 16 machine for second.

 

8:52

Lap 161: Skewes has caught back up to Rogers in second and it’s shaping up to be a three-way battle for the lead.

 

8:50

Lap 157: Still can’t do it even though McFarland is giving him the low line and Rogers once again falls in line second.

 

8:50

Lap 156: Rogers looks low again off two and makes it stick this time down the backstretch. They’re side by side.

 

8:50

Lap 154: Rogers pulls under McFarland off turn two but can’t keep it there and falls back in line.

 

8:49

Lap 153: Rogers now directly on the back bumper of McFarland as they cross the line.

 

8:49

Lap 151: Dean and Wilson now make contact battling for position deep in the field.

 

8:48

Lap 150: Boswell now moves in on Skewes for the third spot.

 

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Lap 149: Rogers now pulls away from Skewes and closes in on McFarland for the top spot.

 

8:47

Lap 145: McFarland pulls away with the top spot with Rogers now in second and Skewes following close behind in third.

 

8:47

Lap 144: Rogers moves low and they’re three-wide for the lead at the line.

 

8:46

Lap 143: Skewes pulls ahead by inches at the line over McFarland.

 

8:46

Lap 142: Skewes now hangs Rogers high and looks under McFarland for the lead.

 

8:46

Lap 141: The battle for second is just inches from McFarland’s back bumper in the lead.

 

8:46

Lap 141: Skewes battles back on the inside to pull even with Rogers again.

 

8:45

Lap 140: Rogers finally clears Skewes by inches down the backstretch for the second spot.

 

8:45

Lap 138: Rogers and Skewes continue to battle side by side for the runner up spot lap after lap.

 

8:45

Lap 135: McFarland takes the spot on the outside and now Rogers tries to take second from Skewes on the outside as well.

 

8:44

GREEN: McFarland gets the run on the outside and challenges Skewes for the top spot on the outside.

 

8:43

One lap to green.

 

8:43

Under this caution Skewes continues to lead McFarland, Rogers, Boswell, Gibson and Hopkins as Dean makes his way to pit road to the attention of his crew.

 

8:42

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8:41

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 130 for debris in turn two.

 

8:41

Lap 130: Rogers takes third from Boswell on the outside.

 

8:40

Lap 130: Boswell now has Rogers to deal with on his outside./

 

8:40

Lap 129: McFarland now looks under Skewes for the lead with Boswell on his tail.

 

8:40

Lap 127: Morgan falls back through the field on the outside as McFarland, Morgan and Rogers all make their way by.

 

8:40

Lap 126: McFarland and Morgan now side by side for second behind Skewes.

 

8:39

GREEN: Skewes leads Morgan into turns one and two.

 

8:39

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8:38

CURRENT TOP-10:

1. Skewes
2. Morgan
3. McFarland
4. Boswell
5. Rogers
6. Gibson
7. Gerchak
8. Hopkins
9. Gordon
10. Dean

 

8:37

After the invert, Rusty Skewes will restart from the pole.

 

8:36

The field is back rolling behind the pacecar.

 

8:35

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8:34

The rear stagger on Clay Rogers’ car grew considerably in the first half. That forced him to the high side most of the race so far. He and the Lamb & Robinson team made some air pressure and chassis adjustments in hopes of a faster No. 16 in the second half.

 

8:32

The break is over and the field is making their way back on track.

 

8:31

JP Morgan said his car got very unbalanced in the first half. The team has made a sway bar adjustment, air pressure adjustments and more, but they are just hoping the stagger cooperates better on this second set of tires.

 

8:29

Leader McFarland said his car got a little tight at the end of the first half of the race, but an air pressure change on his four new tires were all the team adjusted for the second half.

 

8:28

Fueling up Gerchak. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:27

CJ Faison is the tire changer for leader Mark McFarland today. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:25

Crews get ready for the halfway break. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:23

The pacecar now brings the field to pit road.

 

8:22

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 125 for the scheduled halfway break.

 

8:22

Lap 123: McFarland continues to pace the field as we near the break.

 

8:21

Lap 121: Rogers and Skewes are now working their way through growing lapped traffic.

 

8:21

Lap 120: We are just five laps away from the halfway break.

 

8:20

Hobgood (53) and Dean (56). (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:20

Lap 120: Gerchak now clears Morgan for fifth off turn two.

 

8:20

Hopkins (1) and Morgan (23) battle. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

8:19

Lap 115: Hopkins finally makes his way by Morgan for fourth and now Gerchak works his way under Morgan as well.

 

8:19

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8:19

Lap 112: Meanwhile, McFarland has pulled out to a ten car length lead over Rogers who leads Skewes by another five car lengths. The rest of the field trails them by about eight more car lengths.

 

8:17

Lap 108: Hopkins pulls even with Morgan for fourth now but can’t keep his No. 1 machine under Morgan long enough to make the move for position.

 

8:16

Lap 106: Gerchak pulls under Gibson for sixth now.

 

8:16

Lap 105: Hopkins continues to pressure Morgan for fourth.

 

8:15

Lap 100: Boswell under Hobgood for ninth.

 

8:15

Lap 98: Rogers finally makes his way by Skewes for second.

 

8:13

Lap 95: Rogers settles in third as McFarland pulls away from the field.

 

8:13

Lap 94: Hopkins now moves under Morgan for fourth.

 

8:13

Lap 93: Hopkins moves under Gibson for fifth.

 

8:12

GREEN: McFarland leads Rogers and Skewes into turn one side by side battling behind him.

 

8:11

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8:11

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8:10

The word is that the No. 13 of Gibson turned Dean. He has been warned by race control.

 

8:10

Before the yellow flew, Heavner, Boswell and Gerchak went three wide down the backstretch.

 

8:10

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 87 for a spin by Gus Dean off turn four.

 

8:09

Lap 85: Rogers under Skewes for the runner up spot through turns three and four.

 

8:09

GREEN: McFarland pulls ahead at the line and leaves Skewes to battle with Rogers for second in his rearview.

 

8:08

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8:08

One lap to green.

 

8:07

Heavner and Rohrbaugh also on pit road now.

 

8:07

Boswell also came to pit road under this caution.

 

8:07

Wilson would have received the free pass under this caution but made his way to pit road so there will be no free pass under this caution.

 

8:05

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 78 for debris on the backstretch.

 

8:03

Lap 70: McFarland now works to put Wilson down a lap down the backstretch.

 

8:01

Lap 65:

CURRENT TOP-10

1. McFarland
2. Skewes
3. Morgan
4. Rogers
5. Hopkins
6. Gibson
7. Dean
8. Gerchak
9. Boswell
10. Gordon

 

7:58

Lap 56: Gordon now works his way under Wilson for tenth.

 

7:57

Lap 50: Gerchak under Wilson for eighth.

 

7:56

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7:56

Lap 46: Skewes has moved up to second around Morgan.

 

7:55

Lap 43: As McFarland works the backstretch the tail of the field is coming through turns three and four.

 

7:54

Lap 38: Hobgood makes the pass under Heavner for the spot.

 

7:53

Lap 35: Hobgood lookis under Heavner for 13th off turn four but can’t make the pass.

 

7:51

Lap 30: McFarland continues to pace the field thirty laps into this 250-lap event.

 

7:50

Lap 26: McFarland and Morgan have pulled ahead about three car lengths on Skewes and Rogers battling for third.

 

7:49

Lap 23: Rogers now tries the outside of Skewes for third in turns three and four.

 

7:49

Lap 21: Morgan falls in line second with Skewes close behind in third.

 

7:48

GREEN: McFarland and Morgan side by side into turn one again this lap and it’s McFarland who comes off turn two clear with the lead.

 

7:48

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7:47

One lap to green.

 

7:47

Holman just told 51 that the engine had been going bad for about three races now, but he hoped to get through this race and on to Myrtle Beach in two weeks with it. “I need to get away from the racetrack before a big anvil falls on my head,” Holman said about his recent string of bad luck.

 

7:46

Yes, there will be a halfway break with an invert drawn by the spotter of the lead car at the break.

 

7:46

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Will there be a halfway break?

 

7:46

We are now working lap 16 under caution as track crews try to get the speedy-dry worked in in turns one and two.

 

7:45

Holman’s team looks under the hood at the blown engine on the 75. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:44

Brady Boswell made his way to pit road under this caution but has made his way back out without losing a lap.

 

7:44

CURRENT TOP-10

1. Mark McFarland
2. JP Morgan
3. Rusty Skewes
4. Clay Rogers
5. Dalton Hopkins
6. John Gibson
7. Reid Wilson
8. Gus Dean
9. Eric Gerchak
10. Andrew Gordon

 

7:41

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7:41

The window net is down on Holman’s machine as he will need assistance back to the pits.

 

7:41

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 9 for Holman stopped in turn two.

 

7:41

Lap 8: There is smoke coming from the rear of Holman’s No. 75 machine.

 

7:40

Lap 7: McFarland pulls ahead and leads Morgan and the field into turn one.

 

7:40

GREEN: This time Morgan gets the jump into turn one but McFarland pulls even off turn two.

 

7:39

McFarland leads Morgan, Skewes, Holman and Rogers.

 

7:39

One lap to green.

 

7:38

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7:38

The ARCA Glass City Gold Cup Late Model Series will pay tribute to one of their heroes on Saturday, June 22 with the running of the Joy Fair Memorial 100 at Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, MI. Joy Fair passed away in December 2011 and the first memorial was held in 2012 with Harold Fair, Jr. taking the win. More information can be found at www.flatrockspeedway.com.

 

7:38

Rich Gould (58) brings out the first yellow. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:37

YELLOW: The caution is out at lap 2 for a spin by Richard Gould in turn three.

 

7:37

GREEN: McFarland and Morgan side by side into turn one but McFarland takes the lead off turn two.

 

7:35

The field is now getting the one to go signal.

 

7:34

The lights are back on on the pacecar and the start is being waved for cleanup.

 

7:34

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7:34

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, visitwww.racegmp.com

 

7:33

Pace laps at Motor Mile. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:33

The field is double filed behind the pacecar and we are a lap away from the drop of the green flag.

 

7:32

Justin Hobgood’s crew just asked 51 to refer to him in tonight’s coverage as “Sexy Legs Justin ‘Jut’ Hobgood.” We’ll just leave it at that and go with Justin Hobgood despite their request.

 

7:31

We are rolling under the initial pace laps.

 

7:28

The command to fire engines has been given and we will be underway shortly.

 

7:28

Pre-race ceremonies have concluded and we are just two minutes away from the start of the X-1R Pro Cup Heritage Truck Centers 250.

 

7:26

Caleb Holman is ready to go. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:25

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7:25

The Stars of the Southern Super Series will have another Gulf Coast Weekend on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.  The first event will take place on Friday, June 21 at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL for the running of the SSS 125 Presented by Penske Shocks. Then they will make the one-hour drive west to Mobile International Speedway on Saturday, June 22 for another 125-lap event around the high-banked half-mile oval. You can learn more at www.southernsuperseries.com.

 

7:22

A wild sky over some wild ponies. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:20

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7:20

The Flip Merwin Memorial is an event in honor of longtime friend of the Wimmer family and a champion snowmobile racer who lost his life in a tragic racing accident. This will also be the first event of SPS’s Auto Select Triple X Challenge Series, where a driver has the opportunity to take home an additional $15,000 if they win the Flip Merwin Memorial, Larry Detjens Memorial and the Lodi Memorial events this season. You can learn more at www.stateparkspeedway.com.

 

7:20

X-1R PRO CUP HERITAGE TRUCK CENTERS 250 STARTING LINEUP

Pos. No. Driver
1 8 Mark McFarland
2 23 JP Morgan
3 41 Rusty Skewes
4 75 Caleb Holman
5 16 Clay Rogers
6 1 Dalton Hopkins
7 66 Reid Wilson
8 2 Brady Boswell
9 13 John Gibson
10 56 Gus Dean
11 18 Andrew Gordon
12 21 Eric Gerchak
13 05 Codie Rohrbaugh
14 58 Richard Gould
15 53 Justin Hobgood
16 33 Ryan Heavner

 

7:14

We are just a few moments away from pre-race ceremonies before taking the green flag in the Heritage Truck Centers 250.

 

7:11

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7:11

The Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 has become one of the top ARCA CRA Super Series events each year. Last year, Ross Kenseth took home his first win on the tough high-banked quarter-mile oval. Last month, TJ Reaid won the ARCA CRA Super Series event at Anderson Speedway and would like to have a Redbud 300 trophy. There will be two nights of racing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and CRA Late Model Sportsman Series competing on Friday, July 19. The Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 takes place on Saturday, July 20. More information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.

 

7:07

Pole winner Mark McFarland is introduced. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

7:06

Drivers are introducing themselves to the fans at Motor Mile on the track PA system. Clay Rogers just introduced himself as “The driver of the Lamb & Robinson Racing No. 16…and Ava Rogers’ dad.”

 

7:01

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7:01

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6:51

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6:46

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Good luck to the Gibson Motor Sports Team!!

 

6:41

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Lets go Reid! it’s BO Time!

 

6:41

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Go Dean and Hobgood

 

6:40

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6:40

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6:37

Reid Wilson enjoys a pre-race funnel cake. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

6:36

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6:35

Fans line up to get their autographs. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

6:34

Fans young and old meet the Pro Cup racers during the autograph session. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

6:21

The drivers of the X-1R Pro Cup Series are participating in an autograph session in the grandstands until 6:45pm. Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 7pm.

 

5:52

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5:52

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5:48

Earlier today, Pro Cup racer Gus Dean took Speed51.com’s cameras for a few laps around Motor Mile Speedway in the latest installment of “Speed51.com On Track”

 

5:47

Justin Hobgood’s team has pulled the No. 53 out of the impound area to work on their engine. The car was blowing a little bit of smoke on its qualifying effort. The team thinks they have found the issue with an oil line and will be ready to race.

 

5:39

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5:39

Allison Legacy qualifying is now underway. Next up for the X-1R Pro Cup Series will be an autograph session from 6:15 to 6:45 pm.

 

5:32

Mark McFarland will lead the field to green tonight. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

5:32

X-1R PRO CUP UNOFFICIAL QUALIFYING RESULTS

Pos. No. Driver Best Lap
1 8 Mark McFarland 16.312
2 23 JP Morgan 16.430
3 41 Rusty Skewes 16.461
4 75 Caleb Holman 16.466
5 16 Clay Rogers 16.482
6 1 Dalton Hopkins 16.549
7 66 Reid Wilson 16.584
8 2 Brady Boswell 16.604
9 13 John Gibson 16.609
10 56 Gus Dean 16.670
11 18 Andrew Gordon 16.674
12 21 Eric Gerchak 16.688
13 05 Codie Rohrbaugh 16.845
14 58 Richard Gould 16.854
15 53 Justin Hobgood 16.877
16 33 Ryan Heavner 16.908

 

5:31

75 – Caleb Holman
Best Lap: 16.466

 

5:30

56 – Gus Dean
Best Lap: 16.670

 

5:29

18 – Andrew Gordon
Best Lap: 16.674

 

5:28

41 – Rusty Skewes
Best Lap: 16.461

 

5:28

05 – Codie Rohrbaugh
Best Lap: 16.845

 

5:27

1 – Dalton Hopkins
Best Lap: 16.549

 

5:26

2 – Brady Boswell
Best Lap: 16.604

 

5:25

The tall Codie Rohrbaugh looks cramped inside his racecar. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

5:25

58 – Richard Gould
Best Lap: 16.854

 

5:25

53 – Justin Hobgood
Best Lap: 16.877

 

5:24

23 – JP Morgan
Best Lap: 16.430

 

5:23

33 – Ryan Heavner
Best Lap: 16.908

 

5:22

8 – Mark McFarland
Best Lap: 16.312

 

5:22

Brady Boswell. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

5:22

16 – Clay Rogers
Best Lap: 16.482

 

5:21

13 – John Gibson
Best Lap: 16.609

 

5:20

21 – Eric Gerchak
Best Lap: 16.688

 

5:20

66 – Reid Wilson
Lap 1: 16.584
Best Lap:  16.584

 

5:19

X-1R Pro Cup Qualifying Order

Pos. No. Driver
1 66 Reid Wilson
2 21 Eric Gerchak
3 13 John Gibson
4 16 Clay Rogers
5 8 Mark McFarland
6 33 Ryan Heavner
7 23 JP Morgan
8 53 Justin Hobgood
9 58 Richard Gould
10 2 Brady Boswell
11 1 Dalton Hopkins
12 05 Codie Rohrbaugh
13 41 Rusty Skewes
14 18 Andrew Gordon
15 56 Gus Dean
16 75 Caleb Holman

 

5:15

Eric Gerchak ready to qualify. He will take to the track second. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

5:14

The scuff session has concluded and qualifying will be up next in about five minutes.

 

5:09

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5:09

The next big Pro Late Model event on the schedule at historic Montgomery Motor Speedway in Alabama comes on Saturday, July 13 with the Four Star Freightliner 100. Be there when the Southeast’s top Pro Late Model talents battle on the Montgomery half-mile for a special mid-Summer classic. For more details on the Four Star Freightliner 100, visit www.montgomerymotorspeedway.com

 

5:09

Comment From 66Mom 

Let’s go Reid! Get a good qualifying lap that will put you up front!

 

5:08

The pre-qualifying scuff session is now underway.

 

5:07

Mike “Pop” Herman, Sr., who spent many years as a crew member for the late Dale Earnhardt, helps Reid Wilson strap in for the Pro Cup scuff session. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

5:03

Before their qualifying session the X-1R Pro Cup cars will have a quick scuff session.

 

4:43

The X-R1 Pro Cup cars are now staged on pit road for their 5:30 pm qualifying session.

 

4:15

The Allison Legacy division cars are back on track for their second practice session of the afternoon.

 

4:04

Gus Dean and team have made a popular saying and Twitter hashtag out of “Mashonit,” and now they’re selling shirts with the term here at the track. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:57

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3:57

Next up will be Mini Cup division practice.

 

3:55

X-1R Pro Cup Series qualifying for the Heritage Truck Centers 250 will roll off at 5:30 pm. This race has been won five times from in pole in 18 starts.

 

3:47

Allison Legacy cars are now on track for their first practice session.

 

3:26

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3:26

The first event for the Yellow River Racing Series was originally scheduled for May 11th but was postponed due to weather and has been re-scheduled for Saturday, June 15th. The re-scheduled event will have a 75-lap Super Late Model feature that will pay $1,300 to win. Joining the Super Late Models will be the Midwest Trucks, Super Stocks, Bandits and the Rockets. For more information, please visitwww.marshfieldspeedway.com.

 

3:20

Comment From Jennifer from Troy 

Good Luck Brady Boswell!!!

 

3:18

Mark McFarland (8) and Reid Wilson (66) from Pro Cup practice earlier. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

3:09

Remember than in addition to today’s X-1R Pro Cup Series event, Speed51 is also live with Trackside Now from two other events.

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2:58

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2:58

Super Late Model racing is back in a big way at Wisconsin’s Madison International Speedway in 2013. The Triple Crown Challenge Series includes four races in 2013 all taking place on Sunday afternoons. The first race will take place on Sunday, June 16th followed by events on July 14th, July 28th, and September 8th. The opening round of the Triple Crown is the first chance for Madison’s Super Late Model stars to start their hunt to take the track title away from Travis Sauter. Some of the top names in Midwestern Super Late Model racing will all battle at Madison in this four-race Super Late Model spectacular. For more, visit www.madisoninternationalspeedway.com.

 

2:58

The Pro Cup drivers meeting has just let out. Next up on the afternoon schedule is pre-qualifying tech at 3:15 pm.

 

2:58

In the drivers meeting, series director Jack McNelly thanked the drivers for their help in distributing the free tickets for tonight’s race and reminded all that tonight’s race is 250 laps, so patience will be key. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:37

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2:37

X-1R Pro Cup Final Practice

Pos. No. Driver Best Lap
1 8 Mark McFarland 16.425
2 2 Brady Boswell 16.440
3 1 Dalton Hopkins 16.617
4 75 Caleb Holman 16.646
5 16 Clay Rogers 16.651
6 41 Rusty Skewes 16.658
7 05 Codie Rohrbaugh 16.669
8 23 JP Morgan 16.671
9 21 Eric Gerchak 16.683
10 66 Reid Wilson 16.721
11 13 John Gibson 16.732
12 56 Gus Dean 16.768
13 18 Andrew Gordon 16.840
14 58 Richard Gould 17.003
15 83 Justin Hobgood 17.095
16 33 Ryan Heavner 17.216

 

2:32

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2:32

Kalamazoo Speedway in Michigan is the home of another edition of the now famous Super Stock Klash on Wednesday, June 12. Last year, Outlaw Super Late Model track champion Phil Bozell hopped into a Super Stock and took the big-money top prize. Who will take home the Super Stock Klash laurels this year? Find out on June 12. The Wednesday night event will be the younger sibling to the legendary Outlaw Super Late Model special, the 21st annual Kalamazoo Klash in August.

For more information on the Super Stock Klash, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.Speed51.com will be the Official News Site of the Kalamazoo Super Stock Klash and the Kalamazoo Klash in August.

 

2:32

Next up for X-1R Pro Cup teams will be their driver, crew chief and spotter meeting at 2:45 pm.

 

2:31

Gus Dean at speed (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:31

The final round of X-1R Pro Cup Series Heritage Truck Centers 250 practice has concluded and we will have times as soon as they become available.

 

2:30

Rich Gould (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:29

Clay Rogers has won the first four races of the 2013 season…can he get a fifth tonight?

 

 

2:22

Former Pro Cup champ Benny Gordon (right) goes to work on nephew Andrew Gordon’s car. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

2:19

Ten minutes remain in this practice session.

 

2:04

After a short break halfway through this session, but we are back under green now for the final half hour of practice this afternoon.

 

1:58

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1:58

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, visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com.

 

1:57

A wink and a point from Reid Wilson. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:50

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1:50

A rear shock change for JP Morgan. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:47

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1:47

For the first time ever, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West will compete at the legendary I-44 Speedway in Lebanon, MO on Sunday, June 9. See K&N stars like Derek Thorn, Battle at the Beach winner Cameron Hayley, Greg Pursley, Sergio Pena and more compete in the Toyota G-Oil 150. Plus, get a chance to see the I-44 Speedway NASCAR Pro Late Models in action. Visit www.i44speedway.net for more information.

 

1:46

We’re about 15 minutes into this practice session and Eric Gerchak, Brady Boswell, Justin Hobgood and Codie Rohrbaugh make up the cars currently on track.

 

1:46

Short track legend Butch Miller is here serving as crew chief for Caleb Holman as he has for several years now. Miller used to run NASCAR Busch Series events years ago with the Henderson Motorsports team that Holman now drives for in Pro Cup and t

 

 

1:35

Dalton Hopkins will be the first car to take the green flag in this practice session.

 

1:32

We are just a few moments away from the start of the second round of X-1R practice which will run from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

 

1:18

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1:18

One of the premier events on the 2013 Berlin Raceway schedule will take place on June 14-15 with the annual running of the Battle at Berlin 251 for the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. There will be two nights of racing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 on Friday, June 14 and the Battle at Berlin 251 on Saturday, June 15.

Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.berlinraceway.com. For more information about the ARCA CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, please visit www.cra-racing.com.

 

1:15

Codie Rohrbaugh (05) and Clay Rogers (16) run through the corner under a gorgeous sky here in Radford, Virginia. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:13

Mark McFarland was quickest in first practice. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

1:08

X-1R Pro Cup Practice One

Pos. No. Driver Best Lap
1 8 Mark McFarland 16.572
2 75 Caleb Holman 16.583
3 23 JP Morgan 16.625
4 33 Ryan Heavner 16.643
5 41 Rusty Skewes 16.691
6 16 Clay Rogers 16.701
7 56 Gus Dean 16.741
8 1 Dalton Hopkins 16.848
9 66 Reid Wilson 16.898
10 13 John Gibson 16.930
11 2 Brady Boswell 16.932
12 18 Andrew Gordon 16.934
13 21 Eric Gerchak 17.056
14 53 Justin Hobgood 17.099
15 58 Richard Gould 17.206
16 05 Codie Rohrbaugh 17.247

 

1:01

Final practice will begin in half an hour at 1:30 pm and will run for an hour.

 

1:01

That will conclude the first round of X-1R Pro Cup practice for the afternoon and we will have the times momentarily.

 

12:56

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12:56

Kyle “Rowdy” Busch will be entering the second leg of the PASS La Quebecoise Triple Crown at Autodrome Chaudière in Vallee-Jonction Quebec on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013. This race will be the second race of the prestigious PASS La Quebecoise Triple Crown at the famed high-banked quarter-mile. Busch will be participating in the event, which will undoubtedly be the biggest short track event in the history of the province of Québec, in his #51 Kyle Busch Motorsports Super-Late Model Camry.

For more details, visit www.autodromechaudiere.com

 

12:50

There is a significant smell of rear end lubricant in the pit area. Clay Rogers, Brady Boswell, Mark McFarland and more have undergone gear changes beneath their racecars.

 

12:43

With about fifteen minutes left in this practice session JP Morgan and Ryan Heavner are among the cars on track.

 

12:42

Morgan’s crew keeps an eye on the 23. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:41

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12:41

Matt Kenseth, David Ragan, Kenny Wallace, Joe & John Hunter Nemechek and more will join ARCA Midwest Tour regulars Jonathan Eilen, Nathan Haseleu, Dan Fredrickson, and others in a 150-lap Super Late Model event on the historic Milwaukee Mile to benefit the MACC Fund on July 8-9. Last year, Travis Sauter held off Chase Elliott to win the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 event.

There will be a special pre-race party on Monday, July 8 featuring music from 38 Special. Tickets are on sale now at www.arcafest.com.

 

12:38

McFarland, a multiple-time winner in the Pro Cup Series, spends most of his days as the crew chief for CJ Faison’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series efforts. Faison is here supporting McFarland today after skipping last night’s K&N race at Iowa Speedway. Faison told 51 that they have “torn up too much stuff” in K&N this year and the team is now refocusing their efforts on the Truck side of the shop. Faison hopes to run the next NCWTS event in a few weeks at Kentucky.

 

12:35

Gear change for Mark McFarland. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:35

The green flag is back in the air and the first round of X-1R Pro Cup Series practice is back underway until 1:00 pm.

 

12:33

Heavner, a former regular in the Pro Cup Series, is making his debut in the Gonder car today. Gonder’s ride won the most recent Pro Cup race here at Motor Mile with last night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series winner Jeb Burton behind the wheel.

 

12:33

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12:33

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12:30

Team owner Wes Gonder leans in to chat with the new driver of his No. 33, Ryan Heavner. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:28

We are under the red flag right now for track crews to clean up some water at the pit entrance. The cars are forced to drive through it to get to pit road and teams are complaining that it is affecting their tire temperatures.

 

12:24

JP Morgan, Gus Dean and Caleb Holman are now among the cars on track.

 

12:11

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12:11

The All-American 400 is one of the most prestigious short track events in the country and it’s back in 2013 even bigger and better than before. Set for November 1 and 2 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee, the AA400 will be a return to glory for the event that has seen the biggest names in the sport go to its victory lane. Butch Lindley, Bob Senneker, Rusty Wallace, Darrell Waltrip, Butch Miller, Jeff Purvis, Bobby Gill, Freddie Query, Wayne Anderson and Mike Garvey have all etched their name onto the All-American 400 record books over the years. The top names in Super Late Model racing and more will be on hand to battle for the famed guitar that goes to the AA400 winner. This year’s event will be a Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco Super Late Model race co-sanctioned by Champion Racing Association. More details are to be announced soon for this year’s All-American 400. Visit ‪www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com for more.

 

12:09

Eric Gerchak rolls through the corner. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:06

Mark McFarland hits the track. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:02

The first round of X-1R Pro Cup practice is underway.

 

12:02

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12:02

Crew Chief AJ Frank gets Gus Dean’s car primed to go. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

12:01

John Gibson gets strapped in for practice. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:56

We are about five minutes away from the start of the first round of X-1R Pro Cup Series practice which will run from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.

 

11:43

The Automotive Specialists Racing Engines team helps tune up Dalton Hopkins’ power plant for the day’s activities. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:42

Almost ready to kick the day off with Pro Cup practice at Motor Mile. (Speed51.com photo)

 

 

11:33

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11:11

Saturday, June 8th

10:15 AM – CARS Garage Opens

10:30 AM – CARS Tech Opens

10:45 AM – CARS Tire Selection

NOON–1:00 PM – CARS Pro Cup Practice

1:30 PM–2:30 PM – CARS Pro Cup FINAL Practice

2:45 PM – CARS Crew Chief, Driver, and Spotter Meeting (MANDATORY)

3:00 PM – CARS Chapel Service

3:15 PM – CARS Pre-Qualify Tech Opens (MANDATORY)

4:15 PM–5:00 PM – Mini Cup Practice

5:15 PM – CARS PRO Cup Scuff Session

5:30 PM – CARS PRO Cup Qualifying

6:15 PM – 6:45 PM CARS Autograph Session

7:00 PM – CARS Pre Race Ceremonies and Driver Introductions

7:30 PM – CARS Start of the Heritage Truck Centers 250

 

11:05

Welcome to Speed51.com’s Trackside Now presented by Automotive Specialists of Concord, North Carolina from the X-1R Pro Cup Series Heritage Truck Centers 250 at Motor Mile Speedway (VA) this afternoon.

Trackside Now: X-1R Pro Cup Series – Motor Mile Speedway (VA) – 6/8/13