PRO CUP: Ryan Heavner Racing Sets Focus On Myrtle Beach Speedway
Ryan Heavner Excited About Return To Myrtle Beach Speedway June 22nd
(ST. LOUIS, MO) Ryan Heavner has returned from Motor Mile Speedway after running a disappointing 12th, following an abundance of back luck struck the team in a single race weekend. The team is now setting sights on long acquainted Myrtle Beach Speedway, a track that has given the team great success in prior years.
Ryan Heavner and crew spent the last 6 months going over the new Pro Cup car with acute detail. However, this was the first time the team entered a Pro Cup event as a family run race team and they knew ahead of time they were heading into a steep learning curve.
Practice one, the first time the North Carolina driver climbed behind the wheel since 2012 Heavner jumped to fourth on the times sheet. However, as the team headed to qualify in Virginia, the race weekend quickly took a negative turn. A throttle linkage snapped, putting Heavner last on the starting grid after failing to set a time, a challenging race lay ahead.
The green flag dropped on the Hertitage Truck 250. The crew immediately went to work to fix a race car that had lost the set up from earlier practice sessions. Patience was important but shortly after the race begun an oil belt broke on a competitor directly ahead. A lack of front end traction caused Heavner to slide into the driver, leaving front end damage on the #33.
The body damage was minor and Ryan Heavner continued to turn laps on the speedway. However, next to plague the team would be the steering column. It had been putting pressure on the brake petal, causing the brakes to all but fail completely. The driver spent the remainder of the race limping around the 1/2 mile track, he went on to finish the race but multiple laps down to the leader in 12th.
Following the race the team discovered many mistakes on the setup sheet as well as mechanical that will be learned from and carried into the next event. While Heavner was hard on himself after climbing out of the drivers seat he is thankful to bring the car home with minor damage and now looks forward to Myrtle Beach Speedway.
Ryan Heavner Racing will head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on June 22nd for the next Pro Cup series event to compete for the $10,000 prize. Last year, Heavner crossed the line in 5th after leading 60 laps.
The team has dug into the notebook from the prior event and is enthusiastic about unloading at Myrtle Beach Speedway with a fast baseline setup. Not only has Ryan Heavner seen a good Pro Cup finish at the speedway but in 2009 he went to victory lane on the Pro Challenge Series tour setting expectations high for the fast approaching ½ mile semi-banked speedway.
The Pro Cup team would like to especially thank Ronnie Brown who made this race possible for them. Other great sponsors include; Abby Champion. C.P.A., Cutting Edge Stoneworks, Printing Pro, The Bleeding Cross, Tim Meadows and family, Peoples Bank, Lawing Marble, Triple H Diesel, Jeff’s Auto Sales, Times Oil Corporation, Central Carolina Sprinkler Company, Alexis Cabinet Works, LJ Designs and Zippers Restaurant and Lounge.
Ryan would also like to thank Wes Gonder along with his dad who worked tirelessly to make this race possible after hundreds of shop hours. Ryan stated, “We will continue to P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens), because we believe that our luck will eventually go our way.”
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities with Ryan Heavner Racing, please visit the contact page of the new website. They would be happy to explain in detail how motorsports marketing can benefit your business.
Stay tuned to the teams social media pages and website throughout the racing season to receive up to the minute updates. The new team website will be updated regularly with event changes and race results. Be sure to visit the photo albums as well for any race fans entertainment purposes.
About Ryan Heavner Racing
Ryan Heavner currently competes in the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series. In 2011, he was a competitor in the ARCA Racing Series and looks to return to that division of competition soon. Ryan Heavner formed the PUSH foundation in 2012 with plans to spread his message. Ryan’s racing career and accomplishments began when he was 5 and through “Praying Until Something Happens he has established priorities for what has been a successful and valuable new ministry.
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