SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 13, April 2, 2009

Racing News: USAR Pro Cup Series Returns to Action This Weekend

A RIDE: Ryan Hunter-Reay has landed a ride in the second Vision Racing IndyCar Series entry beginning with Sunday’s season opener in St. Petersburg, Florida.

BIG WINNER: Earl Pearson Jr. claimed $50,000 for winning the Colossal 100 dirt-late-model race at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway.

SECOND CHANGE: A new owner’s group is bringing the USAR Pro Cup Series (formerly Hooters Pro Cup) back to life. The revived series opens its season this Saturday at Concord (North Carolina) Speedway.

AN ACE: Chad Kemenah won the final World of Outlaws race to be held at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix.

GONE: Legendary Indy car driver Lloyd Ruby died last week at age 81.

IMPACT: Richmond (Virginia) International Raceway, Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway and Darlington (South Carolina) Raceway issued economic-impact statements last week that reveal the three tracks generate more than $695 million for their respective communities annually.

TOP DOG: Despite struggling at Martinsville (Virginia) Speedway, Kyle Busch remained to the top of the National Speed Sport News Power Rankings. The rankings appear weekly in America’s Motorsports Authority.

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