USAR Pro Cup Returns to Bristol Motor Speedway in 2010
200 Lap Race Set For Next May
Series PR Report
Bristol Motor Speedway will get back to its racing roots in 2010 as the USARacing Pro Cup Series returns to take another turn at the World’s Fastest Half-Mile.
After a one-year sabbatical from BMS, the series will bring its fender to fender brand of racing to the concrete oval Saturday, May 15 for a 200-lap thriller under the lights. This will mark the first time Pro Cup drivers have driven more than 150 laps at Bristol.
USARacing officials are thrilled to be turning laps again at BMS.
“On behalf of the staff and owners of USARacing, we are very excited to be returning to the high banks of Bristol,” said series director and vice president Jimmy Wilson. “This is a great facility to allow the greatest short track competitors in the country to showcase their talents."
"Announcing the May 15 date for Bristol Motor Speedway shows everyone that USARacing has a bright future. This definitely gives the Pro Cup Series an even firmer foundation on which to build."
The USARacing Pro Cup Series, which features 650-horsepower, 3,300-pound stock cars, has competed in Bristol five times, beginning in August of 2004. Shane Huffman won that initial race before Clay Rogers found his way to victory lane the following August. Others who have conqured BMS are Mardy Lindley, Benny Gordon and Caleb Holman of nearby Abingdon, Va. Holman piloted Charlie Henderson’s ride to victory last August.