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BRL GN S9 R2 Recap

15 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 2
Grand National Series | Hickory Motor Speedway

J R Shepherd of Different Path Motorsports won for the second week in a row tonight at the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series at Hickory Motor Speedway ahead of Mathew Thunhorst and Kenny Kibbey. Thunhorst challenged Shepherd all the way to the finish, but didn’t have the run in the end take the lead away from the reigning champion as the checkered flag came out.

Back to back wins keeps Shepherd in the lead with a total of 80 points in the point standings, but that position is anything but safe with Thunhorst trailing behind by only 2 points. Kibbey holds onto 3rd ahead of Justin Morton in 4th. Austin Boelke is tied for 5th place with James Lowe 9 points off the lead. With the top six positions within 10 points altogether, this is still very much any driver’s championship as the season gets going.

“This is a tough, tough track”, Shepherd told us about his win tonight. “There was a lot of luck that went into it. I was in the right place on some of the restarts and got me some track positions.” Going forward, the drivers head out to Langley Speedway. “Langley’s a really tough facility and we haven’t been there in a several seasons, maybe a couple years. It’s going to be a lot about track position. I think if you get caught on that outside with these grand national cars you’re not going to be able to make a whole lot stick.”

BRL DSS S10 R2 Recap

14 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 10 | Round 2
Dirt Street Stock Series | Weedsport Speedway

Brandyn Proudfoot of Jim Beaver eSports claimed his first win of the season tonight at Weedsport Speedway in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock feature event ahead of William Hargreaves and Billy Northcutt. Proudfoot had to defend hard against Hargreaves and even lost the lead to him for a few laps midway through the feature as Hargreaves used lap traffic to his advantage. In an exciting last minute attempt, Proudfoot was able to regain the lead with only two laps to go and took home the checkered flag. Proudfoot seems to be off to more of an uncertain start in this season than what we’ve seen from him in previous seasons.

Jordan Gage, last week’s winner, started the night in 2nd place behind Proudfoot and was already challenging for the lead when technical issues took him out of the race going into the third turn on the first lap. That upset allowed Proudfoot to close up the gap in the point standings. Hargreaves now leads with 153 points, but Proudfoot is now trailing behind by only 2 points after tonight’s win. Northcutt is currently in 3rd with 131 points and Gage dropped back to 4th with 120 points.

“With the higher car counts, the track breakdowns, everything’s going to happen faster which means you have to figure it out quicker. If you start falling behind, you’re going to start dropping back quick even if you’re an experienced guy.”, Proudfoot talked with us about the challenges this season with the increased field size. “It’s all about getting your problem solving down, getting used to those tracks, learning the characteristics, and ultimately keeping up with that track breakdown.”

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W5 Recap

12 Jan 2022
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 5
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Ross Korynta of Phantom Motorsports claimed his first win of the season at the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprints Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature around Volusia Speedway ahead of Blake Chapman and John Heyn. Korynta commented on his win, “Blake [Chapman] was a little faster on the bottom and then once I saw he was down there then I moved down there kind of in block mode. I think he was a little bit faster than me tonight, but sometimes that’s racing.”

Randy Shreves of LGR Motorsports won the ABR Setup Shop 360 Sprints Series 25 lap feature beating out John Heyn and Brian Dickens in a chaotic start and stop race with multiple cautions. Many drivers had to pack it up early tonight as incidents with the restarts prevented a good, long green flag run. Shreves was unavailable for comment after the race, but Heyn, who finished in 2nd, shared with us, “This track was actually, I thought, in pretty good shape tonight so I don’t know what all of that craziness came from.”

Tader Williams led every lap all the way to the checkered flag at the COOLRAY Air Conditioning & Heating Pro Late Model Dirt Series 30 lap feature ahead of Nick Vickrey and John Heyn. Williams talked with us afterward about the last few laps of the race, “I got a good restart there with 8 to go. I knew I had a pretty good car up under me as long as I just stayed out of trouble and didn’t hit anything I was pretty much going to be alright so I just kind of rode my line and I found the bottom there with 5 to go and was able to pull away pretty good.”

BRL GN S9 R1 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
08 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 1
Grand National Series | Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

J R Shepherd of Different Path Motorsports claimed the first win of the season at the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series 100 lap event at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway beating out Mathew Thunhorst and Kenny Kibbey. The intense battle for the lead never let up as the top 4 drivers crossed the finish line within .3 of a second. It was such a close finish between Shepherd and Thunhorst, crossing the line within .004 of each other, that there was some confusion over who had actually won, as Shepherd told us, “I didn’t even realize that I’d won it until the cool down lap and everybody told me. I thought I’d finished second.”

Tonight at Nashville was a great start to the new season showcasing how competitive the drivers in the series have become over the years. Last season, several drivers were in the battle for the championship with Shepherd taking it in the last event. This season is shaping up to be another tight battle in the point standings going forward.

“Matt ran me extremely, extremely clean. He definitely could’ve shoved me up the track at any point and he didn’t do that”, Shepherd commented with us as he celebrated his win. “Being able to win at Nashville, this is a track I’ve been wanting to win at for a very, very long time because it’s so close and I’ve raced at this track before in real life on the short track inside so it’s really cool and if I don’t get to race anymore this season I’d be okay with that.”

BRL DSS S10 R1 Recap

07 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 10 | Round 1
Dirt Street Stock Series | Eldora Speedway

Jordan Gage with the Dirt Panda Racing Team took the checkered flag in his debut race for the season opener of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Eldora Speedway beating out Cruise Caudell and Shaun Hayes. Gage controlled the field tonight with grace pulling away by almost an entire second at one point in the race. Gage is just one of an influx of new drivers to the series this season that shook up the usual field as many familiar names went home early after not making it to the feature event.

Brandyn Proudfoot and Billy Northcutt battled each other hard through the last season for Proudfoot to earn the championship title. This season is shaping up to be a very different story altogether as Proudfoot finished in 5th, behind William Hargreaves in 4th, after a fierce battle across the entire field tonight. Gage made a loud statement along with several other new drivers in the Bootleg Racing League that they are a force to be reckoned with. If Gage is the new driver to beat this season remains to be seen as we look toward Weedsport Speedway next weekend.

“If you weren’t up top, you know, banging on the cushion, you weren’t going anywhere”, Gage commented after his flag to flag victory. Staying focused on hitting his marks and running his line, Gage was able to hold the lead uncontested ahead of league favorites such as Northcutt, Proudfoot, and Hargreaves. “Just ran up there and if the slider ever came we were ready for it, but we seemed pretty untouched.”

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W4 Recap

05 Jan 2022
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 4
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Blake Chapman of Vanderpool Racing won for the fourth time this season in the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprints Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature event around Volusia Speedway ahead of Brennon Lacy and Nick Vickrey with a GWC finish. “With these restarts we don’t have much room as a leader to dictate when we go since the green comes out pretty much as soon as the pace car pulls off”, Chapman shared with us about losing the gap he had built ahead of the field as the caution came out with only two laps to go. “I guess it makes for better racing”.

Randy Shreves of LGR Motorsports took the checkered flag tonight in the iCON Sim Sports 360 Sprints Series 25 lap feature beating out Patrick Spangler and Kyle Parker. Multiple cautions ended the evening early for several drivers, including Stephen Spies and Donovan Ross, as restarts caused mayhem in the tightly stacked field. Very much a start and stop race with many cautions halting the action, Shreves told us, “It definitely takes an effect on you. You just gotta hope that you get a good restart every time because if you mess up just once, there’s your race.”

Brad Vickrey of Spartan Racing absolutely dominated Volusia Speedway as he lead every lap to his second win of the season tonight in the Pro Late Model Series 30 lap feature ahead of Tader Williams and Stephen Spies. “I knew that I had my work cut out for me if I was going to try to stay out front”, Vickrey told us about holding off Williams and Spies for 30 laps. Vickrey is leading in the points standings and has his eyes on the championship. “I’ve been trying to get a pro late model championship out of Coast 2 Coast for like 3 years now… hopefully this is the year.”

ASC S11 R4 Recap

03 Jan 2022
Autobahn Sportscar Challenge | Season 11 | Round 4
LMP2/GT3 Multiclass Event | Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Billy Smith II takes the win after an intense battle with Carter Kundinger in the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with David Williams coming in 3rd. Smith started on the pole tonight, but lost the lead to Kundinger early on when both drivers caught the grass coming out of a turn and Kundinger came out on top as the drivers recovered. The two drivers battled hard through the last 15 minutes of the event with Smith able to take the lead back in the last few laps. Ross Booth took the checkered flag in the GT Pro Class ahead of Christopher Paiz and Albert Jones. Kevin O’Keefe took the win for the GT AM Class ahead of Ryan Robertson and Ian Lake.

After four rounds, the points championship is starting to take shape. Daniel Neice still holds the lead in the Prototype Class with 80 points after back to back wins last month. However, this week the luck was not on Neice’s side as he finished toward the back of the field. That allowed Kundinger to close the gap up with 71 points. Smith holds onto 3rd with 68 points. Blue Chew Americas – Black with Dan Neice, Brody Garner, and Ian Lake is still the leading team in the points standings with a total of 81 points. Booth of Satellite Racing Apollo leads in the GT Class with 116 points.

“There’s a lot of respect between Carter [Kundinger] and I and we both ran each other really clean”, Smith told us tonight after the hard 15 minutes of battling Kundinger for the win. Next round, the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge drivers set their sights to Road America and Smith is ready for a track he feels is better suited for the Prototype. “I’m definitely looking forward to getting to one of the bigger tracks where you can lean on this car a little bit more.”

PLMDS – Icebreaker 100 Recap

29 Dec 2021
Pro Late Model Dirt Series | Icebreaker 100
2nd Annual Event | Cedar Lake Speedway

Ryan Underwood with Underwood Racing took the win at the Pro Late Model Dirt Series 2nd Annual running of the COOLRAY Icebreaker 100 around Cedar Lake Speedway ahead of Dylan Perry and Camden Johnston. Underwood took the lead away from Perry on lap 62 after a long battle between the two drivers and was able to get around the outside when Perry touched the tires along the inside of turn one after an intense battle with Underwood.

The event was plagued with cautions keeping the field stacked close together and testing the patience of the drivers as chaotic restarts kept everyone on their toes. Perry, who finished 2nd, told us, “The track’s wide, but you’re all kind of racing tight like it’s narrow. So if you can get into the corner like you want to it definitely helps especially for those first couple of laps. Then everyone fall into a rhythm, so if you can get those starts like you want them it helps out tremendously.”

Ryan Underwood took home the win after playing it safe for the first half and taking advantage when the opportunity presented itself. “I knew if I could get a good restart and be able to clear [Perry] going down the front straightaway I could approach the corner way better and I knew I’d be able to hit my line. So just them restarts were a big key to winning this race.”

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W2 Recap

22 Dec 2021
Coast2Coast Racing League | Week 2
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Blake Chapman with Vanderpool Racing took the win at the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprint Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature event around Volusia Speedway Park beating out Randy Shreves and Donovan Ross. Lane Snook and Brad Vickrey both ended their evenings early after unfortunate incidents. Chapman, winning in this series two weeks in a row, told us “I think I found a pretty fast line here. It worked for me last week, it worked for me in the matinee today and I stuck to it all night tonight and it seemed to work out just fine for me.”

Lane Snook with BandyBuilt took the checkered flag in the Racing iCON Sim Sports 360 Sprints Series 25 lap event ahead of Randy Shreves and Blake Chapman. Snook seemed struggle early on qualifying in 19th and yet was able to get the win for the second week in a row for this series. “Tacky tracks are not my racing style at all and I’m a lot better on a slick race track.”, Snook told us as to how he was able to take the lead from Chapman with only three laps remaining and pull away from the field.

Nick Vickrey took home the win for the final event of the night in the Pro Late Model Series 30 lap event ahead of Carson Nichelson and Kurt Shatzer after an intense battle for the lead. A surprise upset on lap 13 involving Field Miller, Andy Piercefield, and Patrick Spangler, who were running 2nd,3rd, and 5th respectively, taking all three drivers out of contention for the lead and giving Vickrey, who was in 4th, the opportunity that he needed to battle Nichelson directly for the win.

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Jan

BRL GN S9 R2 Recap

15 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 2
Grand National Series | Hickory Motor Speedway

J R Shepherd of Different Path Motorsports won for the second week in a row tonight at the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series at Hickory Motor Speedway ahead of Mathew Thunhorst and Kenny Kibbey. Thunhorst challenged Shepherd all the way to the finish, but didn’t have the run in the end take the lead away from the reigning champion as the checkered flag came out.

Back to back wins keeps Shepherd in the lead with a total of 80 points in the point standings, but that position is anything but safe with Thunhorst trailing behind by only 2 points. Kibbey holds onto 3rd ahead of Justin Morton in 4th. Austin Boelke is tied for 5th place with James Lowe 9 points off the lead. With the top six positions within 10 points altogether, this is still very much any driver’s championship as the season gets going.

“This is a tough, tough track”, Shepherd told us about his win tonight. “There was a lot of luck that went into it. I was in the right place on some of the restarts and got me some track positions.” Going forward, the drivers head out to Langley Speedway. “Langley’s a really tough facility and we haven’t been there in a several seasons, maybe a couple years. It’s going to be a lot about track position. I think if you get caught on that outside with these grand national cars you’re not going to be able to make a whole lot stick.”

15
Jan

BRL DSS S10 R2 Recap

14 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 10 | Round 2
Dirt Street Stock Series | Weedsport Speedway

Brandyn Proudfoot of Jim Beaver eSports claimed his first win of the season tonight at Weedsport Speedway in the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock feature event ahead of William Hargreaves and Billy Northcutt. Proudfoot had to defend hard against Hargreaves and even lost the lead to him for a few laps midway through the feature as Hargreaves used lap traffic to his advantage. In an exciting last minute attempt, Proudfoot was able to regain the lead with only two laps to go and took home the checkered flag. Proudfoot seems to be off to more of an uncertain start in this season than what we’ve seen from him in previous seasons.

Jordan Gage, last week’s winner, started the night in 2nd place behind Proudfoot and was already challenging for the lead when technical issues took him out of the race going into the third turn on the first lap. That upset allowed Proudfoot to close up the gap in the point standings. Hargreaves now leads with 153 points, but Proudfoot is now trailing behind by only 2 points after tonight’s win. Northcutt is currently in 3rd with 131 points and Gage dropped back to 4th with 120 points.

“With the higher car counts, the track breakdowns, everything’s going to happen faster which means you have to figure it out quicker. If you start falling behind, you’re going to start dropping back quick even if you’re an experienced guy.”, Proudfoot talked with us about the challenges this season with the increased field size. “It’s all about getting your problem solving down, getting used to those tracks, learning the characteristics, and ultimately keeping up with that track breakdown.”

13
Jan

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W5 Recap

12 Jan 2022
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 5
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Ross Korynta of Phantom Motorsports claimed his first win of the season at the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprints Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature around Volusia Speedway ahead of Blake Chapman and John Heyn. Korynta commented on his win, “Blake [Chapman] was a little faster on the bottom and then once I saw he was down there then I moved down there kind of in block mode. I think he was a little bit faster than me tonight, but sometimes that’s racing.”

Randy Shreves of LGR Motorsports won the ABR Setup Shop 360 Sprints Series 25 lap feature beating out John Heyn and Brian Dickens in a chaotic start and stop race with multiple cautions. Many drivers had to pack it up early tonight as incidents with the restarts prevented a good, long green flag run. Shreves was unavailable for comment after the race, but Heyn, who finished in 2nd, shared with us, “This track was actually, I thought, in pretty good shape tonight so I don’t know what all of that craziness came from.”

Tader Williams led every lap all the way to the checkered flag at the COOLRAY Air Conditioning & Heating Pro Late Model Dirt Series 30 lap feature ahead of Nick Vickrey and John Heyn. Williams talked with us afterward about the last few laps of the race, “I got a good restart there with 8 to go. I knew I had a pretty good car up under me as long as I just stayed out of trouble and didn’t hit anything I was pretty much going to be alright so I just kind of rode my line and I found the bottom there with 5 to go and was able to pull away pretty good.”

9
Jan

BRL GN S9 R1 Recap

by Ryan Senneker
08 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 9 | Round 1
Grand National Series | Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

J R Shepherd of Different Path Motorsports claimed the first win of the season at the Bootleg Racing League Grand National Series 100 lap event at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway beating out Mathew Thunhorst and Kenny Kibbey. The intense battle for the lead never let up as the top 4 drivers crossed the finish line within .3 of a second. It was such a close finish between Shepherd and Thunhorst, crossing the line within .004 of each other, that there was some confusion over who had actually won, as Shepherd told us, “I didn’t even realize that I’d won it until the cool down lap and everybody told me. I thought I’d finished second.”

Tonight at Nashville was a great start to the new season showcasing how competitive the drivers in the series have become over the years. Last season, several drivers were in the battle for the championship with Shepherd taking it in the last event. This season is shaping up to be another tight battle in the point standings going forward.

“Matt ran me extremely, extremely clean. He definitely could’ve shoved me up the track at any point and he didn’t do that”, Shepherd commented with us as he celebrated his win. “Being able to win at Nashville, this is a track I’ve been wanting to win at for a very, very long time because it’s so close and I’ve raced at this track before in real life on the short track inside so it’s really cool and if I don’t get to race anymore this season I’d be okay with that.”

8
Jan

BRL DSS S10 R1 Recap

07 Jan 2022
Bootleg Racing League | Season 10 | Round 1
Dirt Street Stock Series | Eldora Speedway

Jordan Gage with the Dirt Panda Racing Team took the checkered flag in his debut race for the season opener of the Bootleg Racing League Dirt Street Stock Series at Eldora Speedway beating out Cruise Caudell and Shaun Hayes. Gage controlled the field tonight with grace pulling away by almost an entire second at one point in the race. Gage is just one of an influx of new drivers to the series this season that shook up the usual field as many familiar names went home early after not making it to the feature event.

Brandyn Proudfoot and Billy Northcutt battled each other hard through the last season for Proudfoot to earn the championship title. This season is shaping up to be a very different story altogether as Proudfoot finished in 5th, behind William Hargreaves in 4th, after a fierce battle across the entire field tonight. Gage made a loud statement along with several other new drivers in the Bootleg Racing League that they are a force to be reckoned with. If Gage is the new driver to beat this season remains to be seen as we look toward Weedsport Speedway next weekend.

“If you weren’t up top, you know, banging on the cushion, you weren’t going anywhere”, Gage commented after his flag to flag victory. Staying focused on hitting his marks and running his line, Gage was able to hold the lead uncontested ahead of league favorites such as Northcutt, Proudfoot, and Hargreaves. “Just ran up there and if the slider ever came we were ready for it, but we seemed pretty untouched.”

6
Jan

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W4 Recap

05 Jan 2022
Coast 2 Coast Racing League | Week 4
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Blake Chapman of Vanderpool Racing won for the fourth time this season in the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprints Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature event around Volusia Speedway ahead of Brennon Lacy and Nick Vickrey with a GWC finish. “With these restarts we don’t have much room as a leader to dictate when we go since the green comes out pretty much as soon as the pace car pulls off”, Chapman shared with us about losing the gap he had built ahead of the field as the caution came out with only two laps to go. “I guess it makes for better racing”.

Randy Shreves of LGR Motorsports took the checkered flag tonight in the iCON Sim Sports 360 Sprints Series 25 lap feature beating out Patrick Spangler and Kyle Parker. Multiple cautions ended the evening early for several drivers, including Stephen Spies and Donovan Ross, as restarts caused mayhem in the tightly stacked field. Very much a start and stop race with many cautions halting the action, Shreves told us, “It definitely takes an effect on you. You just gotta hope that you get a good restart every time because if you mess up just once, there’s your race.”

Brad Vickrey of Spartan Racing absolutely dominated Volusia Speedway as he lead every lap to his second win of the season tonight in the Pro Late Model Series 30 lap feature ahead of Tader Williams and Stephen Spies. “I knew that I had my work cut out for me if I was going to try to stay out front”, Vickrey told us about holding off Williams and Spies for 30 laps. Vickrey is leading in the points standings and has his eyes on the championship. “I’ve been trying to get a pro late model championship out of Coast 2 Coast for like 3 years now… hopefully this is the year.”

4
Jan

ASC S11 R4 Recap

03 Jan 2022
Autobahn Sportscar Challenge | Season 11 | Round 4
LMP2/GT3 Multiclass Event | Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Billy Smith II takes the win after an intense battle with Carter Kundinger in the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with David Williams coming in 3rd. Smith started on the pole tonight, but lost the lead to Kundinger early on when both drivers caught the grass coming out of a turn and Kundinger came out on top as the drivers recovered. The two drivers battled hard through the last 15 minutes of the event with Smith able to take the lead back in the last few laps. Ross Booth took the checkered flag in the GT Pro Class ahead of Christopher Paiz and Albert Jones. Kevin O’Keefe took the win for the GT AM Class ahead of Ryan Robertson and Ian Lake.

After four rounds, the points championship is starting to take shape. Daniel Neice still holds the lead in the Prototype Class with 80 points after back to back wins last month. However, this week the luck was not on Neice’s side as he finished toward the back of the field. That allowed Kundinger to close the gap up with 71 points. Smith holds onto 3rd with 68 points. Blue Chew Americas – Black with Dan Neice, Brody Garner, and Ian Lake is still the leading team in the points standings with a total of 81 points. Booth of Satellite Racing Apollo leads in the GT Class with 116 points.

“There’s a lot of respect between Carter [Kundinger] and I and we both ran each other really clean”, Smith told us tonight after the hard 15 minutes of battling Kundinger for the win. Next round, the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge drivers set their sights to Road America and Smith is ready for a track he feels is better suited for the Prototype. “I’m definitely looking forward to getting to one of the bigger tracks where you can lean on this car a little bit more.”

30
Dec

PLMDS – Icebreaker 100 Recap

29 Dec 2021
Pro Late Model Dirt Series | Icebreaker 100
2nd Annual Event | Cedar Lake Speedway

Ryan Underwood with Underwood Racing took the win at the Pro Late Model Dirt Series 2nd Annual running of the COOLRAY Icebreaker 100 around Cedar Lake Speedway ahead of Dylan Perry and Camden Johnston. Underwood took the lead away from Perry on lap 62 after a long battle between the two drivers and was able to get around the outside when Perry touched the tires along the inside of turn one after an intense battle with Underwood.

The event was plagued with cautions keeping the field stacked close together and testing the patience of the drivers as chaotic restarts kept everyone on their toes. Perry, who finished 2nd, told us, “The track’s wide, but you’re all kind of racing tight like it’s narrow. So if you can get into the corner like you want to it definitely helps especially for those first couple of laps. Then everyone fall into a rhythm, so if you can get those starts like you want them it helps out tremendously.”

Ryan Underwood took home the win after playing it safe for the first half and taking advantage when the opportunity presented itself. “I knew if I could get a good restart and be able to clear [Perry] going down the front straightaway I could approach the corner way better and I knew I’d be able to hit my line. So just them restarts were a big key to winning this race.”

23
Dec

C2CRL Hometown Heroes W2 Recap

22 Dec 2021
Coast2Coast Racing League | Week 2
Hometown Heroes Series | Volusia Speedway Park

Blake Chapman with Vanderpool Racing took the win at the A&J Custom Creations 305 Sprint Series with the Coast 2 Coast Racing League Hometown Heroes Series 20 lap feature event around Volusia Speedway Park beating out Randy Shreves and Donovan Ross. Lane Snook and Brad Vickrey both ended their evenings early after unfortunate incidents. Chapman, winning in this series two weeks in a row, told us “I think I found a pretty fast line here. It worked for me last week, it worked for me in the matinee today and I stuck to it all night tonight and it seemed to work out just fine for me.”

Lane Snook with BandyBuilt took the checkered flag in the Racing iCON Sim Sports 360 Sprints Series 25 lap event ahead of Randy Shreves and Blake Chapman. Snook seemed struggle early on qualifying in 19th and yet was able to get the win for the second week in a row for this series. “Tacky tracks are not my racing style at all and I’m a lot better on a slick race track.”, Snook told us as to how he was able to take the lead from Chapman with only three laps remaining and pull away from the field.

Nick Vickrey took home the win for the final event of the night in the Pro Late Model Series 30 lap event ahead of Carson Nichelson and Kurt Shatzer after an intense battle for the lead. A surprise upset on lap 13 involving Field Miller, Andy Piercefield, and Patrick Spangler, who were running 2nd,3rd, and 5th respectively, taking all three drivers out of contention for the lead and giving Vickrey, who was in 4th, the opportunity that he needed to battle Nichelson directly for the win.

21
Dec

ASC S11 R3 Recap

20 Dec 2021
Autobahn Sportscar Challenge | Season 11 | Round 3
LMP2/GT3 Multiclass Event | Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Daniel Neice becomes the first two time winner of the season with the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park ahead of Luc Carbonneau and Carter Kundinger. Neice started the evening with a EOL penalty and managed to maneuver through the field and secure the lead within the first 10 minutes of racing. As he told us after his win at Road Atlanta, he is very comfortable around Mosport and he proved it tonight. Bradlee Haley took the win in the GT Pro Class after a hard fought battle with Paul Gibson and Ryan Caldwell took the win in the GT AM Class after pulling away from the rest of the class by several seconds.

After only three minutes of racing, the Prototype Class reached the rear of the GT3 drivers. With the GT3 drivers still battling each other as the Prototypes worked through the field, many unfortunate incidents ended the night early for many drivers. Cameron Bidwell, who’s race ended prematurely, shared with us, “The GT field can be quite inconsistent as to what side of the track they want when a P2 comes by. Every driver is different. ​I’m sure P2s are inconsistent as well.” Drivers seemed to spread out and find their grooves going into the second half.

“Traffic was insane tonight so I tried my hardest to save fuel behind them which really helped me out on the pit stops.” Neice, starting from the rear of the field, made smart moves to advance where he could. “I knew the race was going to be a huge attrition based race so I tried my hardest to make moves early before we caught the GT3s and then once we caught them went for moves I knew were feasible for the situation.” Neice had his sights set on the front from the beginning. “I honestly was aiming for a podium. I don’t think anyone could have expected that fast of a jump to the lead, but I made sure that I held it after that.”