A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
South Boston Speedway News
Jun 20, 2018 -
Father pulls his son from the burning wreck at South Boston Speedway. VIDEO

Hickory Motor Speedway News
Jun 18, 2018 -
Dexter Canipe Jr wins on 321 Lawnmower Night

The Plain Truth News
Jun 18, 2018 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Jun 17, 2018 -
Team Effort Puts Brandon Michael in Street Stock Victory Lane at Stafford

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Jun 17, 2018 -
Christopher, Fearn, Molleur, Provost, & Beyer Score Whelen Event Night Feature Wins at Stafford

Wake County Speedway News
Jun 17, 2018 - Mike Ray and Ms.Hotrod
Jefferys Wins Solid Rock Carriers Night At Wake County Speedway

Langley Speedway News
Jun 17, 2018 - Mark Rogers
Post Race Recap 6-16-2018 from Larry King Laws Langley Speedway

Victory Junction News
Jun 14, 2018 -
Richard Petty auctions hundreds of racing items for $750,000

Nascar Series News
Jun 12, 2018 -
Mark Martin: Here's how NOT to fix NASCAR's attendance woes

Obituary Notice News
Jun 12, 2018 -
Legendary Drag Racer Tom (Mongoose) McEwen, DIES 81

The Plain Truth News
Jun 11, 2018 -
Today in The Plain Truth

Nascar Series News
Jun 11, 2018 -
Kyle Busch: Ford teams had superior straightaway speed at Michigan

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Jun 11, 2018 -
Stewart-Haas Racing earns first 1-2-3 finish in team history

Langley Speedway News
Jun 10, 2018 -
Wertz Wins First LMSC race of thew Season

Dominion Raceway News
Jun 10, 2018 -
Grad Night Races Results

Virginia Motor Speedway News
Jun 10, 2018 - Dave Seay
Virginia Motor Speedway Falls to Rain for the Third Time This Season

South Boston Speedway News
Jun 10, 2018 -
MORRIS SWEEPS SBS LATE MODEL TWINBILL

South Boston Speedway News
Jun 9, 2018 -
Morris Leads National Points By Almost 100 Points, But South Boston Speedway Lead Only 11

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Jun 9, 2018 - Scott Running
Tommy Barrett, Jr. Wins Twisted Tea Open Modified 80 At Stafford Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Jun 9, 2018 -
Williams, Fearn, Narducci, Fearn, & Michael Score Twisted Tea Open Mod 80 Feature Wins at Stafford

NHRA Drag Racing Series News
Jun 9, 2018 -
Dom Lagana In Second CatSpot Car For Virginia Nationals

Bowman Gray Stadium News
Jun 9, 2018 -
Toughness is a good quality to have as a driver at Bowman Gray Stadium

Nascar Series News
Jun 9, 2018 -
NASCAR drivers must undergo new neurological baseline test

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Jun 8, 2018 - Scott Running
Woody Pitkat Chasing the Twisted Tea in Twisted Tea Open Mod 80 at Stafford

Stafford Motor Speedway News
May 31, 2018 - Scott Running
Eric Goodale Looking to Get Back On Track in Stafford Speedway’s Twisted Tea Open Modified 80

Stafford Motor Speedway News
May 27, 2018 - Scott Running
Marcello Rufrano Wins Dunleavy’s Modifiedz Night at Stafford

Driver & Team Press Releases News
May 27, 2018 - Langley Austin
Mini Tyrrell Looking to Build on 4th Place Effort at Carteret

South Boston Speedway News
May 27, 2018 -
MORRIS TOPS FIELD AT SOUTH BOSTON SPEEDWAY

Wake County Speedway News
May 27, 2018 - Mike Ray and Mrs. Hotrod
Winslow Wins Memorial Weekend Friday Night Lights At Wake County Speedway

Langley Speedway News
May 27, 2018 -
Langley Results May 26

Stafford Motor Speedway News
May 25, 2018 -
Stafford Speedway’s Open Modified 80 Just Got Twisted

Driver & Team Press Releases News
May 24, 2018 -
Cole Bruce Progressing in Transition to Dominion Racer Class, Hoping to Score First Win

Anderson Motor Speedway News
May 23, 2018 - gerald harris
Houser Makes It Three In A Row At Anderson

Hickory Motor Speedway News
May 23, 2018 -
Hickory Points 5/13


Please patronize our sponsors!
Red Letter Bible


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE

Legend
  9:37am   Past Hour
  8:37am   1-4 hrs old
  5:37am   4-12 hrs
  9:37pm   12-24 hrs
  9:37am   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page topnews: Viewing Top News Article
   Viewing Top News Article
Driver & Team Press Releases

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Lofton Earns Best Career Pro Cup Finish in Front of Hometown Crowd
Aug 10, 2009 - updated Aug 10th, 2009 9:45pm
Web posted by Erica Kron

South Boston, Va. --

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 8, 2009

Matt Lofton returned to his home track at South Boston Speedway and earned his career-best finish of fourth place in Saturday night's South Boston 250.

“We had a great showing here [at South Boston],” commented Lofton. “My family and our company, Strutmasters, are from right down the road, so we had a lot of our employees here to watch the race. If there was anywhere to get your best finish, I’d want it to be here in front of my home town crowd.”

Lofton started the race in the sixth position and remained solid in the top-six for the first half of the race. During a long green flag run, Lofton worked his way up to fourth. A caution came out shortly after and he brought his Strutmasters Chevrolet into the pits for the first pit stop of the night. Lofton’s crew put on four fresh tires and got him out in fifth position.

Shortly after the restart, another caution flew and Lofton came back in for fuel. He then restarted in the fourth position behind Derek Kale, Brandon Ward and Bobby Gill. Lofton quickly worked his way past Gill after he slid up the track, allowing Lofton the chance to pass him for third on the inside.

While running in the third spot, contact was made between leader Derek Kale and the lapped car of Brett Butler, which brought out another caution. On the next restart, Lofton started right behind new leader, Ward and had a great restart, but lapped traffic prevented him from pulling off the pass and even cost him a few positions.

“Everytime I had a chance to look low there was a lapped car in the way,” explained Lofton. “There at the end, a lapped car cut down on my nose which got Clay [Rogers] right on my back bumper. We battled with about eight laps to go, then he shot me up the track a little bit. I was able to gather it back up but lost a lot of time, by then, Bobby Gill was there. He gave me a little shot and got back by me.”

Lofton has gained a lot of confidence over the last couple of weeks, and a career best finish at his favorite track gives him that added confidence as the Series gets closer to the Championship Series.

“A fourth place finish is great, but I really would have liked to finish three spots ahead of that,” said the North Carolina native. “We’ve been building some momentum these last couple races. This is the most complete race we’ve ran all season, so it’s definitely something to build on for the Championship Series.”

Lofton sits comfortably in the top ten in the standings with one more racing remaining before the four-race Championship Series begins at Sept. 5 at Concord [N.C.] Motor Speedway.

Matt Lofton and the rest of the USARacing Pro Cup Series [formerly Hooters Pro Cup] will take a week off before returning to Langley [Va.] Speedway on Aug. 22.

ABOUT STRUTMASTERS: Strutmasters was founded by Chip Lofton in 1999. Since then, dozens of dealerships, parts and service chains nationwide, and tens of thousands of individual drivers like you have installed our kits. Well known companies that have purchased and used our product are: Midas, Meineke, Monro, Ford, Walker Auto Stores, Kirks Management Co., and we have even done a conversion kit for the C.I.A.!

For more information, visit www.strutmasters.com.


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2018 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers








Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

yarrraaaaaakkk
yarrraaaaaakkk

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap