Orange County Speedway

Orange County Speedway to host Pro Cup Kickoff 200

ewarnock@newsobserver.comSeptember 10, 2013 

Clay Rogers celebrates after racing to another win in the Pro Cup Series earlier this year.

PRO CUP RACING

  • Unofficial results

    Late Models: 1, Craig Moore. 2, Tripp Massengill. 3, Brandon Baker. 4, Mike Chambers. 5, Terry Dease. 6, Billy Martin. 7, Mark Oakley. 8, Mason Hudson. 9, Chris Denny. 10, Chuck Lawson. 11, Chris Davis. 12, Daniel Moss.

    Limiteds: 1, Brandon Baker. 2, Jerry Hinesley. 3, Donald Brace. 4, Casey Pope. 5, Dennis Sargent. 6, Daniel Moss. 7, Daniel Schadt. Chris Henderson DNS; Chad Pergerson DNS.

    Street Stocks: 1, Richard Hayden. 2, Jason Warsing. 3, Michael Smith. 4, Coy Purnell. 5, Dave Winsett. 6, James Perry.

    Pure Stocks: 1, Layne Riggs. 2, Chase Sandefur. 3, Jarrett Milam. 4, Brian Obundski. 5, Brandon Watson. 6, Corey Whitley. 7, DJ Moser.

    Super Mini Trucks: 1, Anthony Bennett. 2, David Wenhart. 3, Jeffrey Martin. 4, Wesley Martin. 5, Michael Whitt. 6, Scott Martin.

  • CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series

    Championship Series Kickoff 200

    Saturday, at OCS Rougemont

    X-1R Pro Cup 200 Laps

    Allison Legacy 50 Laps

    OCS Late Models 75 Laps

    OCS Limiteds 35 Laps

    OCS Pure Stocks 25 Laps

    Free tickets: at carsprocup.com.

— With the points race at Orange County Speedway ready to head into the home stretch, OCS will kick things up a notch this weekend with the ProCup Championship Series Kickoff 200. The evening will feature a complete slate of races, capped by the featured event for limited late models.

The Kickoff 200 is the 10th race of the X-1R Pro Cup Series. but the first after last week’s reset for the points race. The year’s biggest field so far is expected Saturday, with all the top points leaders racing in Rougemont.

Clay Rogers, four-time Pro Cup champion, continues to lead the championship standings after finishing in third position recently at Kingsport Speedway. His lead above 2012 champion, JP Morgan, was cut from 53 to just 15 points after the point’s reset.

Gus Dean gained two positions, moving from fifth to third place, just 20 points behind the leader. Rookies Eric Gerchak and Brady Boswell round out the top five just 25 and 30 points back.

Parking will be $15 per car, but patrons can get free grandstand tickets for the Kickoff 200 at auto-related businesses in northern Orange and Durham County or by printing them out at www.carsprocup.com.

Saturday’s slate at OCS will feature four other races as well, including 75 laps for the late models. That series features the razor-thin points race between Craig Moore and Tripp Massengill. With four major races left on the schedule, the pair of late-model stock car drivers are six points apart unofficially after another 1-2 finish over Labor Day weekend at the Orange County Speedway.

Moore was the winner for the fourth time in six races as he claimed a 75-lap late model stock car feature Aug. 31 at Orange County Speedway.

Moore and Massengill have finished 1-2 each of the four times Moore won this season at the three-eighths-mile track. Massengill has never finished worse than third so far this year.

Other events Saturday include races for Allison Legacy (50 laps), OCS Limiteds (35 laps) and OCS Pure Stocks (25 laps).

Thomas Lee contributed to this report

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