Team Release

After an anxious off-season, wondering if the Pro Cup Series would come back to life in 2009, Drew Herring headed to Concord Speedway (NC) Saturday for the debut of the new USARacing Pro Cup Series. While he didn’t drive his #22 BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors Ford to victory lane, Herring started off his year with a fifth-place finish.

After starting third, Herring was confident in his car and had looked towards taking the checkered flag first, but the handling went away, forcing him to fade back in the pack. Even so, he was able to keep his car pointed in the right direction and stay out of trouble all the way to the checkered flag, unlike some of his competitors on the track.

“We will take a top five. It is definitely not what we wanted,” said Herring. “We thought we had a shot there at the win at one time, but the car was like flipping a switch. It got really wicked loose there and I did all I could to keep it underneath me. It could have been worse. We could be loaded up in a box like Clay (Rogers) was. He had the dominate car here tonight. We kept our car in one piece and finished better than we did last year in the first race, so we have to just look at the positives.”

Despite not being the first to cross the finish line, Herring is confident he will have a few winners’ trophies throughout the season after seeing the effort his team put forth in the series opener.

“I know we can win some races here, so we are going to keep doing what we are doing and work hard. We will be there. I am proud of all the guys for working hard this weekend. We will take the fifth-place finish and head to South Georgia.”

Next up for Herring and the #22 team is the USAR Pro Cup Series event at South Georgia Motorsports Park (GA) on Saturday, April 25th.