The 63rd Hoosier Hundred is slated for Thursday, May 25, on the legendary Track of Champions at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Once considered the most prestigious dirt race in America, the resurgent Hoosier Hundred is quickly regaining its status and draws the top Silver Crown drivers in the nation.
Indianapolis IN, May 16, 2017 — Rohrbaugh Racing will compete for the Super Cup Stock Car Series national championship this year with driver Stephen Cox, who returns to the seat following a successful 2016 campaign.
Cox is a versatile veteran who has posted 3 wins, 4 poles and 9 top fives in his last eleven starts on both ovals and road courses. Driving for ARCA’s Codie Rohrbaugh, Cox is expected to be among the favorites for the Super Cup North Division championship and the overall national title. He also will be a front runner for the Rookie of the Year championship.
The Hooters ProCup Series was on top of the world in 2001.
Brian Vickers was graduating to NASCAR after a three-year Pro Cup career. Joey Logano would join Hooters a few seasons later. Every short track superstar in the eastern half of the country knew that Hooters was the place to be. Johnny Rumley, Bobby Gill, Jay Fogleman, Jeff Agnew, Michael Ritch… they all knew that the money, the prestige and the path to the top went through Hooters Pro Cup.
A truly great fan experience at an auto race is typified by several things. The cars should lose grip and slide in the corners, and fans should be able to see it. They should be able to see the driver’s hands struggle on the steering wheel to maintain control. They should be able to see all, or at least most, of the race track. This combination has drawn crowds to race tracks for over a century.
For stock car fans (we’ll address open wheel fans in a later column), the Super Cup Stock Car Series has emerged as one of the best buys for your racing dollar. They offer everything a short track stock car enthusiast could want.
Once upon a time, entry level stock car divisions at local bullrings across the country were filled with the glorious growl of American V8 engines.
They were called “Hobby Stocks,” “Pure Stocks” or “Street Stocks.” A few unimaginative promoters condemned them as “Bombers” or “Thundercars,” as if any fool would want to drive a car so named.