It’s been a long winter for USARacing’s four-time Champion, Bobby Gill. Like a bear just awakening from a seasonal hibernation, Gill is on a determined quest to get back to doing what he does best: winning races and capturing Championships in the Pro Cup Series.
When the green flag drops at Concord (NC) Speedway on April 4 for USARacing’s season-opener, this intense driver’s main mission will be to add numbers to his ‘wins’ column and to become the Series’ only five-time Champion. A Dalton , GA. native who now resides in the Concord area, Gill is confident that he and car owner, Jamie Mosley, have assembled a competitive package that will put them in contention for that prestigious championship.
“It would mean a lot to me to win another Championship, but it would mean more to win a second one with this team,” says Gill. “We’ve been working non-stop since the ’07 season ended, trying new things and hoping to hit on a perfect combination. The competition level is high in this Series, so we know we have to be on top of our game each and every week.”
Jamie Mosley, owner of the #06S USG Sheetrock Products-sponsored Ford, echoes his driver’s sentiments. “There’s certainly no room for cockiness in this Series. There’s a lot of talent out there– young and old – and it’s not always about luck or strategy but who hits on what works best for their driver. That’s what we love about the USARacing Pro Cup Series, the rubbing and bumping, guys working on their own cars, and the fact that it’s an economical way for families to see exciting racing. We’re proud to be able to compete in this series and we look forward to getting things kicked off at Concord in a few weeks,” he continues.
Gill’s racing career began at the age of 24 when he followed in his father’s footsteps racing late models at Golden Gate, St. Pete, and New Smyrna in Florida . He transitioned into super street stocks in 1983 and advanced to the All Pro Series in 1986, running a super late model Chevrolet. In his first year out, he captured not only the Rookie of the Year title, but finished fifth in series points. But Gills’ move to Pro Cup racing in 1999 is where he has found the most success, posting 46 wins and scoring 4 Championship titles (1999, 2000, 2001, 2007) – a Series record.
Don’t miss the USARacing Pro Cup Series exciting season-opener at Concord Speedway, Concord , NC on Saturday, April 4th. Gates open at 3:30 p.m., followed by qualifying at 4:30 p.m., an autograph session at 6:15 p.m., and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. All seats are general admission and children ages 10 and under are free. For additional ticket information, call the Concord Speedway ticket office at 704-782-4221.