10:51

Thanks very much for following along with us tonight. We wish you a happy and blessed rest of your weekend. Until we see you at the track next, good night!

 

10:50

That will do it for us from the Grand Stand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. A thrilling battle to the wire tonight saw Mark McFarland save just enough to pass Clay Rogers for the win with three laps to go.

 

10:50

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10:49

In addition to being the presenting sponsor of Saturday’s CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series event at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC), Dean Custom Air, based in nearby Bluffton, SC, presented Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now updates of the Dean Custom Air 250 today. From Richmond Hill, Georgia north to Wilmington, North Carolina, many of the area’s most successful custom home builders and developers work with Dean Custom Air to choose, install and service the most reliable, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems—making their buildings more marketable. For more information, visit www.deancustomair.com

 

10:49

Comment From bobby 

good job Reid Wilson on finishing 5th. see you Monday at legends.

 

10:48

The X-1R Pro Cup Series will be active twice in July. They will race at Southern National Raceway Park (NC) on July 13th and Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) on July 27th.

 

10:47

Comment From Lou 

Thanks for the coverage. Enjoyed the race from Maryland. congrats to the #8

 

10:47

Comment From Matt Simmons 

Great coverage speed51!! Very exciting race!! Thanks a lot guys!!

 

10:47

Comment From Lenny 

Congrats to Mcfarland on the win

 

10:47

Unofficial Finishing Order – Dean Oil 250
X-1R Pro Cup Series

1 8 Mark McFarland 250 running
2 16 Clay Rogers 250 running
3 23 J.P. Morgan 250 running
4 56 Gus Dean 250 running
5 66 Reid Wilson 250 running
6 02 Tyler Young 250 running
7 41 Rusty Skewes 250 running
8 2 Brady Boswell 249 running
9 17 Stacy Puryear 249 running
10 1 Dalton Hopkins 249 running
11 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 247 running
12 33 Ryan Heavner 172 parked
13 21 Eric Gerchak 159 transmission

 

10:42

A lot of people here to congratulate Reid Wilson after a remarkable second half turnaround (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:37

Many fans still here to say hello to Clay Rogers (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:36

McFarland getting the check and the trophy from Charlie Dean, Sr. of Dean Custom Air (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:35

Winning team and their $10,000 check from X-1R (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:33

Comment From Guest

Great coverage. Thanks

 

10:33

Climb out for the victor (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:32

Pulling into Victory Lane, Rogers gave McFarland a hearty handshake after a great race for the win

 

10:31

To Victory Lane (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

10:27

CHECKERED: Mark McFarland claims the Dean Custom Air 250. Clay Rogers, out of control loose the last two laps, comes home second. He was so loose out of Four that last time that he smoked his tires all the way down the front to save it.

 

10:26

Lap 249 – WHITE: Mark McFarland, 3-for-3 in poles, looks like he is about to go 2-for-3 in Pro Cup competition in 2013.

 

10:26

Lap 248: Two to go. Two carlengths for McFarland. Now we see Rogers sideways.

 

10:26

Lap 247: McFarland clears Rogers into Turn One.

 

10:25

Lap 246: McFarland a-l-m-o-s-t was able to pull the slide job. But Rogers kept just enough to the outside to keep the battle going.

 

10:25

Lap 245: Five to go. McFarland with the move down the backstretch. He pulls to the inside.

 

10:25

Lap 244: Rest of the field looks pretty much in stasis. Lots of space except for the battle up front. Still just a piece-of-paper margin between Rogers and McFarland.

 

10:24

Lap 242: To say the top two have turned it up would be an understatement. It’s a half lap lead back to Morgan.

 

10:23

Lap 241: Half of the grandstands are already on their feet and we got a little bit left to go. Rogers and McFarland running higher and higher. They are practically running a Darlington groove at this point.

 

10:22

Lap 240 of 250: Ten to go. Rogers over McFarland, Morgan, Dean, Wilson, Skewes, and Young. Those seven are the only ones on the lead lap.

 

10:22

Lap 238: Dozen to go. Boswell has slipped back to 8th behind Young and Skewes and will soon go a lap down.

 

10:21

Lap 237: McFarland gets back to Rogers’ inside but has to slide back up as Plemons blocks the way.

 

10:21

Lap 236: Rogers by two carlengths. Morgan has fallen way back.

 

10:20

Lap 235: They were running the bottom ten laps ago. But after this intense last ten laps both Rogers and McFarland are riding the second and third groove around this oval.

 

10:20

Lap 234: Lead change. Clay Rogers is back to the lead as the leaders lap Puryear.

 

10:19

Lap 233: Now Rogers goes to the high line and pulls up alongside McFarland. Dead heat at the line.

 

10:19

Lap 232: McFarland clear back into the lead.

 

10:19

Lap 231: Rogers will not go away, he pulls back even with McFarland when McFarland tried to get fancy with the slide job.

 

10:18

Lap 230: Lead change. McFarland with the power move by Clay Rogers.

 

10:18

Lap 229: McFarland on the outside again. Pulls even down the backstretch for the lead.

 

10:18

Lap 227: Rogers uses Hopkins as a pick just as McFarland pulls up to his outside. McFarland tucks back in line.

 

10:18

Lap 226: McFarland going to try to make an outside move. Hopkins ahead may be a pick.

 

10:17

Lap 225 of 250: Twenty five laps to go. McFarland has cut the lead back to two carlengths. Young and Hopkins due ahead about to be lapped.

 

10:16

Lap 224: Rogers four carlengths in hand on McFarland. Six more back to Morgan. Dean and Wilson still running well but they do not appear to have what it takes to contend at this point.  They are a third of a lap back.

 

10:15

Lap 221: Rogers moved up a groove to fend off McFarland and hits the turbo boosters. Give him a four carlength lead.

 

10:15

Lap 220: Door to door down the backstretch. Through the turn. Down the frontstretch. Two of Pro Cup’s best are going at it for the win once again.

 

10:14

Lap 219: McFarland puts a fender inside Rogers entering Turn One.

 

10:14

Lap 217: McFarland has to fall back as they approach lapped traffic. Plemons loses a second lap to the leaders. Next up, believe it or not, is Tyler Young. Lapped 50 laps ago, leader 25 laps ago, back to being lapped shortly.

 

10:13

Lap 216: McFarland is making a run at it. Right on the back bumper of Rogers as they exit Turn Four.

 

10:13

Lap 215: McFarland has reeled back in Rogers. Morgan hasn’t quite kept up with this recent uptick, he fades five carlengths off the leaders.

 

10:12

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10:12

Lap 213 of 250: Rogers has turned up a wick a little in the last few laps. He’s added an extra two carlengths betweenhimse and McFarland.

 

10:11

Lap 211: The top-five are all on the same straight. The top-three are separated by a carlength.  Dean is back about six carlengths of Morgan and eight carlengths further back is Wilson.

 

10:10

Lap 210: Wilson completes the pass, give the youngster 5th.

 

10:10

Comment From Geno-Machino 

Clay check, Clay check

 

10:09

Lap 207: Wilson has caught Boswell for fifth.

 

10:09

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10:09

Lap 205: McFarland hasn’t ducked out of line yet, but he’s starting to run a slightly different groove than Rogers, clearly sizing him up.

 

10:08

Comment From Hilda 

Go Clay!!!

 

10:08

Comment From “Dink” 

Hang Tight Gus!!!

 

10:08

Comment From Matt Simmons 

Good job Reid!! Keep it up!! Make it stick bud!! And thanks speed51 for the quick response update!! LETS BO REID!!

 

10:08

Lap 203: Dean now beginning to lag a little. The top-three are pulling away. Rogers leads McFarland and Morgan.

 

10:07

Lap 201: Yo-Yo Young has fallen to 11th, the last car on the lead lap. Stacy Puryear is also decidedly headed that way as he fades well off the leaders.

 

10:07

Lap 200 of 250: Wilson by Puryear for sixth.

 

10:06

Lap 199: Top four are nose-to-tail. Rogers, McFarland, Morgan, and Dean have no margin for error right now.

 

10:05

Lap 194: Improvement in the second half has to be Reid Wilson. He ran his car so hard in the first half of the race the tires just about looked like a Bojangles biscuit by the end of it. But he’s hanging in well this time. He is in seventh spot and just behind Puryear.

 

10:04

Great crowd tonight. Glad everyone came out. It has been perfect weather and truly an interesting race.

 

10:03

Comment From Danny W 

How does the crowd look?

 

10:03

Comment From charlie 

Come on 56

 

10:03

Lap 192: Hopkins by Young for 8th.

 

10:03

Lap 189; Now you get the feeling the leaders are just riding. No one really ducking out of line.

 

10:02

Lap 187: Now McFarland pressuring Rogers for the lead. Morgan and Dean all in close contact as well. Yo-Yo Young back to 8th.

 

10:01

Lap 185: And Young going backwards again in his crazy yo-yo night. Rogers, McFarland, and Morgan all back by.

 

10:01

Lap 184: Rogers keeps the fight going though, he looks under Young again as Young washes wide in corner middle.

 

10:00

Lap 183: Lead change. Tyler Young, a lap down just 20 laps ago, has blasted back into the top spot.

 

9:59

Lap 180: Young, surprise, surprise, has found overdrive and has gone from the back to the front in a hurry. He is up to second around McFarland.

 

9:58

RESTART: Rogers with a good, but legal, jump. McFarland has pulled into second, Morgan to third.

 

9:58

One to go until we go back going. We will be green again with Rogers and McFarland the front row and 178 of 250 laps in the books.

 

9:56

Heavner has just pulled off the track.

 

9:55

Comment From Jason 

Just leaving Road America…Thanks for the coverage!

 

9:55

Pitting: Hopkins and Puryear. Plemons will get one of his two laps back under this yellow.

 

9:55

Heavner did answer the black flag under the yellow. He will now be three laps down once we get back going.

 

9:54

Gerchak has officially retired from this race due to a transmission issue.

 

9:54

CAUTION – Lap 172: Heavner, a little displeased it would appear, stops on the frontstretch to intentionally draw the caution.

 

9:53

Lap 171: Heaver’s scorecard has been pulled but again he has yet to acknowledge it. He leads Rogers on track but Rogers is now the leader. McFarland is second, third to Dean, fourth to Morgan,fifth to Boswell.

 

9:52

Lap 170: McFarland meanwhile has cleared Dean for third.

 

9:52

Lap 169: Heavner has yet to acknowledge the black flag and will no longer be scored.

 

9:51

Too good of a start in fact. Black flag for Ryan Heavner.

 

9:51

RESTART: Heaver gets a great jump.

 

9:51

Running Order:

1 Ryan Heavner
2 Clay Rogers
3 Mark McFarland
4 Gus Dean
5 J.P. Morgan

6 Brady Boswell
7 Dalton Hopkins
8 Reid Wilson
9 Rusty Skewes
10 Stacy Puryear
11 Tyler Young
12 Bill Plemons, Jr. (-2)
13 Eric Gerchak (OFF)

 

9:49

Looks like a trackbar adjustment for Puryear.

 

9:49

Young will get the free pass back onto the lead lap. Pitting: Puryear from third and Plemons.

 

9:47

Lap 163 – CAUTION – X-1R Pro Cup officials report debris in Turn Two.

 

9:47

Lap 162: McFarland by Boswell for fourth. Dean slides by for fifth and Morgan for sixth, leaving Boswell back to seventh.

 

9:46

Lap 161: Gerchak pitting.

 

9:46

Lap 160: Rogers has looked in his mirror and seen McFarland coming so he has hit the “go” button. He has cut Heavner’s lead in half in the last two laps.

 

9:46

Lap 159: Eric Gerchak is off the pace.

 

9:45

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9:45

Lap 157: Beggining to see some life from McFarland. He’s been stuck in the 4th to 8th place pack but now seems to want to bust out of that group. He disposes of Dean for fifth and is quickly on the back of Boswell for fourth. He has brought J.P. Morgan with him.

 

9:44

Lap 152: Rogers has not cut into Heavner’s lead but has finally gotten some breathing room in second. He has three carlengths and the lapped car of Young between himself and Puryear.

 

9:42

Lap 150 of 250: Finally Heavner makes the pass. Eleven cars remain on the lead lap. Heavner with nearly a full straightaway lead on Rogers.

 

9:42

Lap 148: Heavner stuck as he can’t find a way to lap Young.

 

9:42

Lap 147: With that shuffling, give fifth to Gus Dean, sixth to Mark McFarland, seventh to Dalton Hopkins, eighth to Gerchak, ninth to Morgan and then tenth to Skewes.

 

9:41

Lap 146: Gerchak under Skewes, who has lost a few spots in the last lap.

 

9:41

Lap 145: For now, Young has kept Heavner at bay.

 

9:40

Lap 142: Heavner has caught Young to lap him. Now we will see if Young intentionally fell back to conserve in an extreme way or if he has an issue.

 

9:39

Lap 140 – Running Order:

1 Heavner
2 Rogers
3 Puryear
4 Boswell
5 Skewes

6 Dean
7 McFarland
8 Hopkins
9 Gerchak
10 Morgan

11 Wilson
12 Young
13 Plemons (-2)

 

9:38

Lap 139: Tyler Young is riding around in 12th at the moment, already three-quarters of a lap behind.

 

9:37

Lap 136: Heavner continues to have a steady lead. He is running a very high groove in Turn 4 while Rogers and company are glued to the bottom.

 

9:37

Lap 134:  Rogers and Puryear in 2nd and 3rd have begun to separate themselves from Boswell, Skewes, and Dean. McFarland is up to 7th past Hopkins.

 

9:36

Lap 132: Rogers keeps running his own pace, he seems to have stabilized his defecit to Heavner for now.

 

9:35

Lap 130: Dean cranking up the pressure on Skewes for fifth.

 

9:35

Comment From “Dink” 

Come on Gus, you can do it!!! Mashonit!!

 

9:34

Lap 128: McFarland has made no progress since the start, actually back to 8th.

 

9:34

Lap 127: Heavner with a half straight lead already. It’s Rogers, Puryear, Boswell, and Skewes the rest of your top-five.

 

9:34

Lap 126: Heavner wants the lead and give it to him. The rabbit is out of the hole so to speak.

 

9:33

RESTART: Rogers gets a great restart. Heavner by teammate Puryear for second.

 

9:31

We are rolling again and will get the green in two laps.

 

9:30

Comment From Ron B 

About time Clay got a good redraw 🙂

 

9:29

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9:28

Clay Rogers has claimed the most fortuitous redraw spot. He will restart P1. Here is the redraw with how many spots the driver in question lost or gained on this redraw.

1. Clay Rogers (+1)
2. Stacy Puryear (+2)
3. Ryan Heavner (+3)
4. Rusty Skewes (+3)
5. Brady Boswell (+3)
6. Gus Dean (-1)
7. Mark McFarland (-6)
8. Tyler Young (-5) 

 

9:27

Pits are a busy place (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:27

Gus Dean straps on new tires (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

9:25

Air guns fire up and pit stops are underway.

 

9:21

The top-eight will redraw for position.

 

9:21

Running Order at the Halfway Break

1 8 Mark McFarland 125
2 16 Clay Rogers 125
3 02 Tyler Young 125
4 17 Stacy Puryear 125
5 56 Gus Dean 125
6 33 Ryan Heavner 125
7 41 Rusty Skewes 125
8 2 Brady Boswell 125
9 21 Eric Gerchak 125
10 1 Dalton Hopkins 125
11 23 J.P. Morgan 125
12 66 Reid Wilson 124 (FP)
13 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 123

 

9:20

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9:19

CAUTION – Halfway break.

 

9:19

Lap 125: Halfway. Fresh rubber is coming much to the delight of all 13 cars.

 

9:18

Lap 124: Wilson has been crazy loose the entire second half of this first segment. He just about lost it when McFarland lapped him.

 

9:18

Lap 123: Wilson will get lapped, so he will get the free pass at the break.

 

9:17

Lap 122: Young under Rogers for second.

 

9:17

Lap 121: If Plemons does not get lapped again, he will get the free pass and we will have all 13 cars on the lead lap for the second half of this race.

 

9:17

Lap 120: Five to go to the halfway break. The field is nice and even through the entire track. The question may be if anyone gets lapped before this break.

 

9:16

Lap 119: McFarland has opened up a healthy lead and looks as though he will be the leader if we don’t have a caution. Rogers starting to slide a bit as he still has a mirror full of Young.

 

9:15

Lap 116: Back in the pack it’s Skewes doing battle with Boswell for 7th. Give Skewes the spot.

 

9:15

Lap 115: Ten laps til the halfway break. Puryear comes back on Dean and reclaims fourth.

 

9:15

Lap 114: Rogers is clear back into second. Meanwhile Dean has powered through Puryear for fourth.

 

9:14

RESTART: Great start for McFarland. He will leave Rogers to dispatch of Young in the battle for second.

 

9:12

Plemons will get the free pass and go back to being just one lap down.

 

9:12

He will fire it back up and point it straight before losing a lap.

 

9:11

CAUTION – Lap 110: J.P. Morgan has gone for the spin cycle in Turn Two.

 

9:11

Lap 109: McFarland tried to slide up out of Turn Four, but Rogers is still there.

 

9:11

RESTART: Good even start for the lead duo. They will continue door to door for this entire first lap of being back to green.

 

9:10

One to go signal is given. Looks like we will have the restart with 108 of 250 laps in the books. 17 laps until the halfway break.

 

9:09

Comment From NIKKI AND CRYSTAL 

We love Clay!! GO TEAM!!!

 

9:09

Caution is being extended as we have reports of debris in Turn Three.

 

9:06

Pitting: Wilson, Hopkins, and Plemons.

 

9:05

CAUTION – Lap 101: Plemons has looped his #15 machine in Turn Four.

 

9:04

Lap 100 of 250: McFarland by two carlengths on Rogres. Young another two back. Single file through the field.

 

9:04

Lap 99: Dean has fallen back from Puryear and now Heavner is pressuring Dean for fifth.

 

9:03

Lap 98: Puryear hangs to fourth for now.

 

9:03

RESTART – McFarland has cleared to the lead down the backstretch. Rogers, and Young tuck into line. First battle is Dean inside of of Puryear for fourth.

 

9:03

One to go til we get the restart. McFarland and Rogers, just as they were at the start of the race, will be 1 and 2.

 

9:02

Comment From Guest 

Go clay!!! WOO HOO!!!

 

9:01

No obvious culprit as it turns out and we will restart in just a second.

 

9:01

Comment From Lou 

deep fry oil from the slipping Bojangles car? 🙂

 

8:59

Comment From “Dink” 

Go get’em Gus!!!

 

8:59

Comment From Guest 

Go Dalty!

 

8:59

Comment From Cindi P 

Go Gus! We love ya!

 

8:59

Field will go down the frontstretch slowly to allow for officials to check the cars for any possible oil on the tailgates

 

8:59

Running Order under yellow:

1 Mark McFarland
2 Clay Rogers
3 Tyler Young
4 Stacy Puryear
5 Gus Dean

6 Ryan Heavner
7 Skewes
8 Boswell
9 Gerchak
10 Morgan

11 Hopkins
12 Wilson (-1; free pass)
13 Plemons (-2)

 

8:57

CAUTION – Lap 92: Oil being reported on the track.

 

8:57

Lap 90 of 125: Morgan and Hopkins have freefallen since the restart. They are back to 10th and 11th.

 

8:55

Lap 87: McFarland ahead of Rogres by two carlengths. Same distance back to Young who is starting to get pressure from Puryear. It’s a four car breakaway over fifth place Gus Dean. Ryan Heavner showing some strength here as is Skewes. The 6th and 7th place cars are running down Dean.

 

8:54

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8:54

Lap 83: Rogers under and by Young for second.

 

8:54

Lap 82: Wilson has indeed lost the lead lap and continues to plummet backwards through the field. McFarland quickly reeled back in Young and now he is clear into the lead.

 

8:53

Lap 81: Huge moment at the front. An out of control Reid Wilson slides wide in front of the leaders. They stack up with Young ultimately gettting some breathing room on McFarland and Rogers.

 

8:53

Lap 80: McFarland looking for the lead now. He dives under Young. We have to be pushing double digits for lead changes.

 

8:52

Lap 79: Young is back to the lead and McFarland and Rogers at it for second.

 

8:51

Lap 78: McFarland looking under Young but Young keeping it wound up enough to pull back alongside Rogers. McFarland is thinking about taking it three wide for the lead.

 

8:51

Lap 76: Young hanging tough on the outside. He led the last two laps by a nose. But this time down the back it’s going to be Rogers taking the spot.

 

8:50

Lap 75 of 250: Door to door at the line for the lead. McFarland and Puryear look for a lane to follow.

 

8:50

Lap 74: Rogers has had enough of following Young, the battle for the lead is on once more.

 

8:49

Lap 71: Tyler Young, for the second time tonight, just blasts out of the pack and ito the lead. Give him the lead now over Rogers, McFarland, and Puryear. Morgan has fallen back to 6th behind Dean.

 

8:48

Lap 70: Young meanwhile has brought Puryear with him right up to the front. He sails around McFarland on the outside for second.

 

8:48

Lap 69: McFarland turning the wick up as he pressures Clay Rogers.

 

8:47

Lap 65: Now Young is going to take third from Morgan.

 

8:47

Lap 64: McFarland does get that spot and Young is again on the move on the restart. He dives under Puryear to take 4th.

 

8:46

Lap 62: Rogers has cleared back to the lead. McFarland looking under Morgan for second.

 

8:45

RESTART: Morgan got a good jump but Rogers is now back to his outside in Turn Three.

 

8:45

One to go given. It’ll be Morgan inside of Rogers.

 

8:43

Wilson, Plemons, and Hopkins pit under yellow.

 

8:41

Comment From Matt Simmons 

C’mon Reid Wilson!! Find a groove and make it stick, let’s go!!!

 

8:41

Comment From Guest 

Go Dalton! From your family back home in McDowell 🙂

 

8:41

CAUTION – Lap 58: Debris in Turn Two. Plemons will get the free pass.

 

8:41

Lap 57: Morgan struggled to lap Plemons and now it’s only two carlengths back to Rogers.

 

8:40

Lap 56: McFarland thought about ducking under Rogers that time but ducks back in line. Morgan will lap Plemons ahead of that duo.

 

8:40

Lap 54: Rogers and McFarland have cut Morgan’s lead down to a second and a half.

 

8:39

Comment From Lenny 

Go Dean

 

8:39

Lap 52: Wilson continues to slip and slide at the exit of Turn Four. Skewes by to ninth and it looks like Heavner and Gerchak are going to follow suit past the #66.

 

8:38

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8:38

Lap 50:

1 J.P. Morgan
2 Clay Rogers
3 Mark McFarland
4 Gus Dean
5 Dalton Hopkins

6 Brady Boswell
7 Stacy Puryear
8 Tyler Young
9 Reid Wilson
10 Eric Gerchak

11 Rusty Skewes
12 Ryan Heavner
13 Bill Plemons, Jr.

 

8:37

Lap 49: Wilson, Gerchak, Skewes, and Heavner are nose to tail for 9th through 12th.

 

8:37

Lap 48: Dean looking at Hopkins for fourth.

 

8:37

Comment From Guest 

Go 23!!!

 

8:36

Lap 46: Now Rogers and McFarland are reeling in Morgan once again. It’s like they get to within 2 seconds of Morgan and then back off.

 

8:36

Lap 43: McFarland now lets Rogers just sail around him on the outside and take second. Apparently neither driver really wants to be the one to set the tire conservation pace. But it’s still J.P. Morgan going loaded for bear in the lead.

 

8:35

Lap 42: Starting to see drivers really dirt track it out of Turn Four. Reid Wilson in 9th seems especially in need of traction.

 

8:34

Lap 41: Tyler Young, who rocketed all the way up to the lead very early in this race, has faded to 6th and Brady Boswell looks to take that spot as they enter Turn One.

 

8:33

Lap 39: Skewes by Plemons for the 12th spot. All thirteen starters remain on the lead lap.

 

8:33

Lap 38: McFarland completes the pass. Rogers seems to have backed way off the pace as he looks to figure out the best tire conservation rhythm.

 

8:32

Lap 35: Just as we say that, McFarland looks under Rogers for second and they are door-to-door into Turn Three.

 

8:32

Lap 34: Rogers beginning to eat into the gap a little bit. He is two-tenths a lap faster than Morgan the last few circuits. McFarland is riding behind Rogers as there is no need to pressure at the moment.

 

8:31

Lap 33: Looking at the lap times, we are already a second off what these drivers turned on lap one.

 

8:30

Lap 30 – Running Order:

1 J.P. Morgan
2 Clay Rogers
3 Mark McFarland
4 Dalton Hopkins
5 Gus Dean

6 Reid Wilson
7 Tyler Young
8 Brady Boswell
9 Bill Plemons, Jr.
10 Stacy Puryear

11 Ryan Heavner
12 Eric Gerchak
13 Rusty Skewes

 

8:29

Lap 27: Gus Dean closing on Wilson’s machine for the fifth spot.

 

8:28

Lap 23: Morgan maintains a large lead on Rogers. McFarland has closed up to Rogers’ bumper for second as Hopkins and Wilson fall further back.

 

8:27

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8:26

Lap 20: Hopkins now peeking under Wilson for fourth.

 

8:25

Lap 19: McFarland wants third back from Wilson, under and by into Turn One.

 

8:25

Lap 18: Wilson and McFarland riding right on Rogers’ tire tracks. Rogers may be the pied piper of tire conservation at this point.

 

8:25

Lap 16: Morgan has a full straightaway lead on Rogers.

 

8:24

Lap 15: Dean now to 6th past Young.

 

8:23

Lap 14: Wilson does indeed take third as Hopkins by Young for fifth.

 

8:23

Lap 13: Wilson pulls to McFarland’s inside for third.

 

8:23

Lap 12: Morgan leads Rogers, McFarland, Wilson, and Young.

 

8:23

Lap 11: As quickly as Young went forward, he is now sliding backwards. Rogers to second, McFarland to third and Wilson looking for fourth.

 

8:22

Lap 10: Morgan now pounces on Young and we have another lead change.

 

8:22

Lap 9: Morgan pulls under and by Rogers for second.

 

8:21

Lap 7: Young is like a cannonball. He grabs second and then flies by Rogers for the lead. Looks like his tire stategy is to get a big lead early and then ride.

 

8:21

Lap 6: Now Young has reclaimed third and is on the attack for second as he pulls to McFarland’s outside.

 

8:20

Lap 5: Hopkins slips, allowing both Morgan and Young to fly by.

 

8:20

Lap 4: Hopkins finally clears Young for third as Morgan pounces to Young’s inside for fourth.

 

8:19

Lap 3: Dalton Hopkins joins the battle for third as we remain side-by-side for that spot.

 

8:19

Lap 2: We are still side-by-side for third with Tyler Youg and Dalton Hopkins. Give Young the nod for now.

 

8:19

Lap 1: Clay Rogers will lead the first lap on the high line. He clears McFarland down the backstretch now.

 

8:18

START: Good start for McFarland. He will clear Rogers into Turn One. Rogers got a good grip through in the high line in Turn One and they are side by side once more down the back.

 

8:18

One to go signal is given.

 

8:18

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8:17

Comment From Guest 

Come on Clay and the L&R team

 

8:17

Comment From Guest 

Good luck to Tyler Young. Go Tyler!

 

8:17

Comment From Matt Simmons 

Lets go Reid Wilson and the #66 Bojangles team!!! Lets BO Racing!!!

 

8:15

A great crowd on here seems to be rooting for everyone. An audible round of applause is heard here in the tower as the cars roll by.

 

8:15

Comment From michael 

pulling for stacy puryear from south boston va

 

8:15

Comment From Jeff 

JP Morgan and the 23 Team!

 

8:13

Fans, who are you rooting for tonight?

 

8:13

Cars are rolling on pace laps.

 

8:13

Starting Lineup
Dean Custom Air 250 – X-1R Pro Cup Series

1 8 Mark McFarland
2 16 Clay Rogers
3 02 Tyler Young
4 1 Dalton Hopkins
5 66 Reid Wilson
6 23 J.P. Morgan
7 17 Stacy Puryear
8 56 Gus Dean
9 2 Brady Boswell
10 41 Rusty Skewes
11 21 Eric Gerchak
12 33 Ryan Heavner
13 15 Bill Plemons, Jr.

 

8:10

Command to fire engines is given and we are moments away from 250 laps of racing.

 

8:03

Drivers now strapping in as the national anthem is about to be played.

 

8:02

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8:02

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8:01

While the drivers are being introduced, their teams have been able to go ahead and pick up their race tires for the halfway break change.

 

7:59

Driver introductions are now underway.

 

7:43

Last minute tire pressure checks and changes (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:42

If you’re ever in the Myrtle Beach area, be sure to check out this historic track. They race Thursday evening (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:38

Pro Cup machines await their drivers (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:35

Seaside Slide victory lane (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

7:31

Tyler Nelson has won the drifting competition.

 

6:58

While we wait for the drifting race to conclude, a reminder that Speed51 is providing live coverage for five events, a single day record for our team here at 51. Go toSpeed51.com to check in on what’s happening –

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is at the famed high-banks of Salem Speedway (IN), while the Southern Super Series is at Mobile International Speedway (AL), and the NASCAR K & N Pro Series East is at Langley, Virginia.

Check them all out throughout the day, in addition to sticking with us at the following links:

Salem:
http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/JEGS/Trackside_Now_Salem_6_22.html

Mobile:
http://www.speed51.com/2013_Stories/SSS/Trackside_Now_Mobile_6_22.html

Langley:
http://hometracks.nascar.com/nknps_east_race-central_062213_Langley

 

6:56

Comment From Jennifer from Troy, AL 

Good Luck tonight Brady!!

 

6:56

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6:56

In addition to being the presenting sponsor of Saturday’s CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series event at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC), Dean Custom Air, based in nearby Bluffton, SC, is presenting Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now updates of the Dean Custom Air 250 today. From Richmond Hill, Georgia north to Wilmington, North Carolina, many of the area’s most successful custom home builders and developers work with Dean Custom Air to choose, install and service the most reliable, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems—making their buildings more marketable. For more information, visit www.deancustomair.com

 

6:40

The drifting races have now begun. This will continue for an hour.

 

6:38

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

 

6:38

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6:34

Drifting cars lined up on the frontstretch (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:33

The drifting drivers are now getting to do an autograph session.

 

6:21

Ryan Heavner, Mark McFarland, and Bill Plemons enjoying their evening (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:15

Refresher on race procedure: Tonight’s race will be 250 laps. At Lap 125 (halfway) there will be a ten-minute break where teams can change tires. Then, there is a redraw amongst the top-8 cars to determine the running order for the Lap 126 restart.

 

6:14

Clay Rogers and daughter Ava sign hero cards (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:01

Gus Dean enjoying interacting with his hometown crowd (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

6:00

Tyler Young signing some unique foam cars for the young’uns (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:55

Autograph session line (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:47

The autograph session has begun.

 

5:47

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 atwww.andersonspeedway.com.

 

5:47

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5:33

Qualifying Times – X-1R Pro Cup Series
Dean Custom Air 250

1 8 Mark McFarland 21.647
2 16 Clay Rogers 21.826
3 02 Tyler Young 21.904
4 1 Dalton Hopkins 21.973
5 66 Reid Wilson 22.101
6 23 J.P. Morgan 22.133
7 17 Stacy Puryear 22.149
8 56 Gus Dean 22.211
9 2 Brady Boswell 22.302
10 41 Rusty Skewes 22.308
11 21 Eric Gerchak 22.450
12 33 Ryan Heavner 22.471
13 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 22.599

 

5:32

That concludes qualifying. Mark McFarland is now 3-for-3 in X-1R Pro Cup qualifying poles this season.

 

5:32

#41 – Rusty Skewes

L1: 22.308 (+)
L2: 22.330

Position: 10th after 13

 

5:31

#33 – Ryan Heavner
L1: 22.471 (+)
L2: 22.526

Position: 11th after 12

 

5:30

#15 – Bill Plemons, Jr.

L1: 22.626
L2: 22.599 (+)

Position: 11th after 11

 

5:28

#21 – Eric Gerchak

L1:  22.577
L2: 22.450 (+)

Position: 10th after 10

 

5:27

#56 – Gus Dean

L1: 22.298
L2: 22.211 (+)

Position: 8th of 9

 

5:27

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5:26

#23 – J.P. Morgan

L1: 22.133 (+)
L2: 22.284

Position: 6th after 8

 

5:26

#16 – Clay Rogers

L1: 21.876
L2: 21.826 (+)

Position: 2nd after 7

 

5:24

#2 – Brady Boswell

L1: 22.302 (+)
L2: 22.563

Position: 6th after 6 cars.

 

5:23

#8 – Mark McFarland

L1: 21.647 (+)
L2: 21.807

Position: 1st after 5

 

5:22

#66 – Reid Wilson

L1: 22.134
L2: 22.101 (+)

Position: 3rd after 4 cars.

 

5:21

#02 – Tyler Young

L1: 21.904 (+)
L2: 22.152

Position:  1st after 3 cars.

 

5:20

#1 – Dalton Hopkins

L1: 21.973 (+)
L2: 22.104

Position: 1st after 2 cars.

 

5:19

#17 – Stacy Puryear

L1: 22.149 (+)
L2: 22.323

 

5:18

Qualifying has begun with Stacy Puryear.

 

5:18

Rusty Skewes and Rev. Jim greet each other on a beautiful Saturday (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:16

Tyler Young was the last one through tech (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:14

The pace car has let teams know that they’ve spotted a Heim Joint lying on the track that has appeared since the start of the scuff session. All teams will definitely check their car prior to time trials

 

5:08

Scuffin’ (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

5:03

Teams will do 3 laps at 35 MPH, then 5 at 50 MPH to scuff in the tires.

 

5:01

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5:01

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

 

5:00

Drivers are strapping into their cars for the quick scuff session before qualifying.

 

4:59

Are you on farr? (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:48

Bill Plemons and team push the 15 up the grid (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:44

Mark McFarland picks up a new sponsor for the race (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:39

Lots of work for Stacy Puryear at the front of the qualifying grid (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

4:14

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.  Visit‪www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com for more.

 

4:14

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4:07

While we wait for the start of qualifying, a reminder that Speed51 is providing live coverage for five events, a single day record for our team here at 51. Go toSpeed51.com to check in on what’s happening in the JEGS/CRA race at Salem, the Southern Super Series race at Mobile, the NASCAR K & N East race at Langley, and the ARCA Gold Cup Joy Fair Memorial at Flat Rock.

 

4:03

We are an hour away from kicking off Pro Cup qualifying. Drift machines continue to practice during this “big track” down time.

 

3:40

Folks heading out to the track tonight should check out the Dean Custom Air tent right at the main entrance and thank them for their support of this series and today’s Trackside coverage

 

 

3:36

Teams about to head to qualifying tech (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

3:19

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3:14

Remainder of Today’s Schedule:

5:00 – Pro Cup  Qualifying Tire Scuff
5:15 – Pro Cup Qualifying
5:45 – 6:15 – Autograph Session
6:45 – 7:45 – Drifting Competition (Infield parking lot)
8:00 – Pre-Race Ceremonies
8:15 – Dean Custom Air 250 presented by Carrier & 100.3 The Team

 

3:04

X-1R Pro Cup Series – FINAL PRACTICE
Dean Custom Air 250

1 8 Mark McFarland 21.693
2 16 Clay Rogers 21.955
3 02 Tyler Young 22.039
4 56 Gus Dean 22.115
5 66 Reid Wilson 22.327
6 23 J.P. Morgan 22.484
7 17 Stacy Puryear 22.485
8 41 Rusty Skewes 22.531
9 1 Dalton Hopkins 22.559
10 2 Brady Boswell 22.587
11 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 22.667
12 21 Eric Gerchak 23.262
13 33 Ryan Heavner 23.593

 

3:02

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3:02

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

 

3:01

Remember, if you are in the area, you can go to local businesses or X-1R Pro Cup Series website (x1rprocup.com) to pick up a free ticket for this evening.

 

3:01

Red and black flags, this session has come to an end.

 

2:55

Five minutes remain in this practice. Clay Rogers remains at the top of the board.

 

2:54

Three of the top-dozen on the all time Pro Cup wins list are racing tonight: Clay Rogers (33 wins, 2nd all-time), J.P. Morgan (10, 9th), and Mark McFarland (7, 12th). Bobby Gill holds the all-time record with 46 wins.

 

2:46

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2:46

With fifteen minutes remaining in this final session, Mark McFarland (21.693) leads Clay Rogers and Tyler Young.

 

2:38

Pro Late Model veteran R.S. Senter is here to help out Bill Plemons, Jr. (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:36

Mark McFarland also waiting to strap on four feel-goods (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:34

Stickers going on for Gus Dean (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:31

The second set of tires have been released to Pro Cup teams. Expect times to pick up as many will do a mock qualifying run (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:27

Dalton Hopkins rolls thru the apron as he is ready for another practice run (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:22

Watching practice in Turn One, noticing a few things. Some of the rookies – Boswell and Wilson in particular – are squirrelly loose when they hit the brake pedal to enter the corner. Rogers and Morgan have been glued to the bottom while Plemons, Wilson, and Heavner have stuck to the second groove. And Skewes is running in between those two lanes

 

2:12

Clay Rogers strapping in (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:09

Brady Boswell (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:02

Drifting practice comes to a smoky end (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

2:01

Final practice has begun.

 

1:59

Putting a new front skirt on Gus Dean’s machine (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:58

Tyler Young is pretty pleased with his race car, but like everyone here is more focused on tire wear. Every year they come, he says the track has less grip as the beach sand and winter makes the track ever more abrasive. He expects times to drop by three or four seconds from the start of a tire run to its conclusion

 

1:53

Eric Gerchak turns the wrenches on his #21 ride (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:45

The sun has broken through for the first time today, we’re looking at some very different track conditions for second practice. That session begins in fifteen minutes.

 

1:42

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1:42

In addition to being the presenting sponsor of Saturday’s CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series event at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC), Dean Custom Air, based in nearby Bluffton, SC, is presenting Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now updates of the Dean Custom Air 250 today. From Richmond Hill, Georgia north to Wilmington, North Carolina, many of the area’s most successful custom home builders and developers work with Dean Custom Air to choose, install and service the most reliable, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems—making their buildings more marketable. For more information, visit www.deancustomair.com

 

1:24

The road course for these drift machines (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

1:23

Fans who come tonight will be treated to a unique support event for the Dean Custom Air 250. Instead of a lower tier stock car series, X-1R Pro Cup officials invited a Drifting race series to come to the track. In addition to the normal thrill of watching skilled pros drift through their road course, they will be racing each other for the win tonight.

 

1:07

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1:06

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.

 

1:04

First Practice Times
X-1R Pro Cup Series Dean Custom Air 250

1 16 Clay Rogers 21.835
2 8 Mark McFarland 22.055
3 23 J.P. Morgan 22.189
4 56 Gus Dean 22.344
5 1 Dalton Hopkins 22.383
6 66 Reid Wilson 22.419
7 02 Tyler Young 22.429
8 15 Bill Plemons, Jr. 22.483
9 2 Brady Boswell 22.687
10 41 Rusty Skewes 22.702
11 33 Ryan Heavner 23.179
12 21 Eric Gerchak 23.222

 

1:02

Red and black flags fall, practice concludes. Times in just a second. Clay Rogers’ 21.835 laid down early in practice has proven to be the hot lap for this session.

 

1:00

Eric Gerchak flashes down the backstretch (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:55

Five minutes remain in practice.

 

12:53

Rusty Skewes rolls through Turn Four (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:46

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12:46

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12:43

Clay Rogers continues to lead Mark McFarland with a little more than fifteen minutes remaining in this session. J.P. Morgan has jumped to third after a significant round of adjustments to tighthen his #23 machine up.

 

12:41

Biggest issue for the #02 of Tyler Young this practice has been that his plexiglass hood is flexing a lot in the wind even though all the hoodpins are fastened. They’ve tried a few tape jobs to no success and may have to move on to the Bear-Bond.

 

12:39

Bill Plemons, Jr. has yet to see track time today (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:36

Comment From 66mom

It’s Bo Time! Time for a #66 Bojangles’s WIN!

 

12:35

Comment From Guest

good luck to all drivers and teams

 

12:34

Brady Boswell now on the track.

 

12:34

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12:33

Previous X-1R Pro Cup Series winners at Myrtle Beach:

8/12/2012 JP Morgan
10/22/2011 Jeff Agnew
6/20/2009 Clay Rogers
6/21/2008 Mark McFarland
10/6/2007 Trevor Bayne
6/23/2007 Michael Ritch
10/28/2006 Clay Rogers
6/24/2006 Clay Rogers
10/22/2005 Benny Gordon
6/25/2005 Shane Huffman
10/23/2004 Benny Gordon
6/26/2004 Benny Gordon
10/18/2003 Benny Gordon
6/14/2003 Shane Huffman
10/19/2002 Jason Sarvis
6/15/2002 Bobby Gill
10/13/2001 Hal Goodson
6/9/2001 Hal Goodson
5/6/2000 Mardy Lindley
4/17/1999 Mario Gosselin
10/18/1998 Michael Ritch
4/18/1998 Michael Ritch

 

12:30

Still waiting to see: Plemons, Boswell, Puryear, Dean, Puryear, and Heavner

 

12:26

Still waiting to see Stacy Puryear on the track (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

12:24

Thus far, Clay Rogers is the fastest of eight cars with a 21.835, two tenths faster than McFarland to this point.

 

12:23

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12:23

The second annual Coors Light Summer Showdown will take place on June 27-29 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Last year, over 42 teams from several Western States and Canada competed in the inaugural event. The winner’s share has risen to $12,000 to win with $1,000 to star the 34-car 200-lap event for the Super Late Models. The total purse over the three days of racing is over $80,000. Along with the Super Late Models, the Street Stocks, Mini-Stocks and Pro Four Alliance Series will also be in action.Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.evergreenspeedway.com or calling 360-805-6117.

 

12:21

Rusty Skewes now on the track along with Reid Wilson as all the teams are tentatively trying to get a feel for this track. Almost every car we have seen is sliding wide out of Turn Four.

 

12:21

Comment From 66mom 

We are missing our Gas Man Matt!

 

12:19

Comment From Matt Simmons 

Sad that I couldn’t make this race at the beach, will be keeping up with today through speed51!! Lets go Reid Wilson and rest of the #66 Bojangles team!!

 

12:15

Now Mark McFarland, the most recent series winner, is taking to the track in his #8 machine.

 

12:13

Erick Gerchak and Tyler Young have taken to the track for the first time today.

 

12:13

Comment From Lenny 

Go Gus Dean

 

12:09

We ran a few extra yellow laps to make sure the track was good to race on after this morning’s race but we are now green.

 

12:08

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.

 

12:08

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12:07

J.P. Morgan (#23), Clay Rogers (#16), and Dalton Hopkins (#1) are the first ones to hit the track today.

 

12:01

Cars are rumbling down in the pits and we are going to get first practice going.

 

12:00

Cars on the Ground:

1 02 Tyler Young
2 1 Dalton Hopkins
3 2 Brady Boswell
4 8 Mark McFarland
5 15 Bill Plemons, Jr.
6 16 Clay Rogers
7 17 Stacy Puryear
8 21 Eric Gerchak
9 23 J.P. Morgan
10 33 Ryan Heavner
11 41 Rusty Skewes
12 56 Gus Dean
13 66 Reid Wilson

 

11:59

Applying the sponsor decals to Mark McFarland’s ride (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:44

J.P. Morgan is the defending race winner (Speed51.com Photo)

 

 

11:39

Today’s Schedule:

12:00 PM –  1:00 – First Practice
2:00  – 3:00 – Second & Final Practice
5:00 – Pro Cup  Qualifying Tire Scuff
5:15 – Pro Cup Qualifying
5:45 – 6:15 – Autograph Session
6:45 – 7:45 – Drifting Competition (Infield parking lot)
8:00 – Pre-Race Ceremonies
8:15 – Dean Custom Air 250 presented by Carrier & 100.3 The Team

 

11:35

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11:35

In addition to being the presenting sponsor of Saturday’s CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series event at Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC), Dean Custom Air, based in nearby Bluffton, SC, is presenting Speed51.com’s live Trackside Now updates of the Dean Custom Air 250 today.  From Richmond Hill, Georgia north to Wilmington, North Carolina, many of the area’s most successful custom home builders and developers work with Dean Custom Air to choose, install and service the most reliable, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning systems—making their buildings more marketable.  For more information, visitwww.deancustomair.com

 

11:34

Remember, if you are in the area, you can go to local businesses or X-1R Pro Cup Series website (x1rprocup.com) to pick up a free ticket for this evening.

 

11:33

Comment From Guest 

ah to be at the beach and take in a race been years since we have been there.

 

11:32

A little morning rain has passed through but the track is already dry and thirteen X-1R Pro Cup teams are busy working in the pits as we get ready for today’s activity.

 

11:31

Good Saturday morning to you and welcome to Speed51.com’s coverage of the X-1R Pro Cup Series Dean Custom Air 250. It’s a warm and muggy day on the South Carolina coastline as we prepare to see veterans and young guns alike battle each other and the highly abrasive Myrtle Beach Speedway for 250 laps tonight.

 

11:30

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Trackside Now: X-1R Pro Cup Series – Myrtle Beach Speedway (SC) – 6/22/13