Pro Cup Title to Be Decided at The Rock This Weekend Rockingham Speedway Report
Three Men Have a Shot at Series Championship
There is only one race remaining to determine the 2008 Hooters Pro Cup Series Champion and it will be a battle between three of the series veterans at the Black’s Tire American 200 next Saturday.
Benny Gordon, Mark McFarland and Jay Fogleman each have a shot at celebrating the championship following the November 1st, 200 mile race at “The Rock.”
Gordon holds a 27-point lead over McFarland and would clinch the championship with a second place finish or better.
“The points aren’t even in my mind; they can’t be,” said Gordon, driver of the No. 66n Samuel Metals Ford. “I’ve got to go and win the race and haul butt the whole day. Mark’s going to be doing the same thing.”
McFarland, the former JR. Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver, will need to run a strong race in order to keep the pressure on Gordon for the championship.
“It’s going to be exciting for sure,” said McFarland. “However it turns out, it’s been a great year.”
Fogleman’s title chances will take a race win and a bit of luck as well although he has the momentum on his side after winning the last week’s race. He is 109 points behind and will need the other two drivers to falter for his own title hopes.
“I remember watching a series where the third-place guy won the title the other day,” joked Fogleman. “I know it’s going to take something strange to happen, but it’s racing, and strange stuff happens all the time.”
Tickets will be going fast for the Black’s Tire American 200 with reserved seats starting at $25 and kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult. A special John Anderson concert will be held following the race and is included in the ticket price as well. Call the Rockingham Speedway ticket office to order your reserved seats today at 910-205-8800 or visit www.rockinghamspeedway.com.
Willit be Benny Gordon (#66), Mark McFarland (#81) or even Jay Fogelman who wins the Pro Cup title? We'll find out at Rockingham. (USAR / Kathy Bond Photo)