This past Saturday marked the opening weekend for the 2013 X-1R Pro Cup Series. Excitement built over the offseason as it was announced that the series would be paying a huge $10,000 to the victor of each event. The MitiGator Ford Fusion and the Gibson Motorsports team were on hand after spending the majority of their evenings in the week preparing the car for the upcoming event.
When they arrived on Saturday it wasn’t long before the MitiGator Ford was already up into the top five in practice. The Gibson Motorsports crew and new crew chief Tony Lambert would turn a lap of 17.3 in practice that was good enough for fifth on the sheets.
After picking up almost a half a second in qualifying, the MitiGator Ford would start the event from the fourth position. However, It wouldn’t take long before Gibson made his way into third and was battling for 2nd.
At the mandatory half-way break, the Gibson Motorsports crew made some quick adjustments, and after the new redraw restarted the race from the fifth position. “It was just so extremely tough to pass tonight, that I knew that the redraw was going to hurt us a bit,” said driver John Gibson. The competition in the pro cup series is known for being one of the tightest in the country, and saturday was no different.
After battling a tight racecar in the 2nd half of the event, the MitiGator Ford Fusion was unable to advance through the field and crossed the finish line in the 6th position. Not a bad way to start out the 2013 season. Up next for the CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series is the 2nd event of the year at the historic Hickory Motor Speedway. The MitiGator Ford will be battling again for the $10,000 winner’s check on April 20th.
The seat within the 600 horsepower MitiGator Ford Fusion has been equipped with the MitiGator Driver Protection Technology. The SFI certified MitiGator absorbs and dissipates energy caused by bumps in the track, crashes, or even engine vibration. This not only protects the driver, but also allows him to focus on the most important thing when at the track – Winning the race. For more information on the MitiGator Cushioning System email MediaRelations@MitiGatorinc.com
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