PENSACOLA – Five Flags Speedway hosted the second race of the Round of 8 in the Premier Racing League Sportsman Truck Series on Sunday night. Scott Eckrich will join James Krahula in the Championship 4 that starts at Phoenix in two weeks. Eckrich won the Savage Spinners Pole and lead the most laps in route to his victory, leaving only two spots available to advance next week at Texas. Ricky Hardin finished behind Eckrich in 2nd, followed by Chase driver Jake Wright in 3rd. Dan Murray finished in 4th and last week’s winner, James Krahula, finished in 5th.
Jake Wright and Pierre Daigle find themselves holding the last two transfer spots after Five Flags, Wright 11 points ahead of Don Runkle Jr., and Daigle nine points ahead. Jeff Rhyne will be 11 points outside the cut line, followed by Joe Hassert 15 points outside. DJ Beverly will only be able to advance with a win, 48 points behind in 8th.
Next week on October 30th, the Round of 8 concludes at the Texas Motor Speedway for the Sportsman Truck Series. For more information on the Premier Racing League please visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com or www.facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
TALLADEGA – The AdvoCare Cup Series started the Round of 8 at the Talladega Superspeedway Tuesday with the AdvoCare Spark Energy 300. The race only saw one caution for net code and ended with the closest finish in Premier Racing League history. Tommy Rhyne nudged his Unacceptable Racing teammate James Krahula to the line by 0.014 seconds to become the first driver to advance to the Championship 4 starting at Phoenix.
The Unacceptable Racing team with help from their satellite team, Sucka Free Motorsports, were able to use pit strategy to break away from the draft and fight among themselves for the top 5 positions and the win. Ricky Hardin, Jeff Rhyne, and DJ Beverly finished out the Top 5. These drivers will compete in the AdvoCare Fast 5 at the season finale at Atlanta, and will win an extra $50 if one of them can win that race.
Still with the dominating performance, James Krahula and Ricky Hardin still only find themselves 4 and 5 points ahead of the cutoff heading into the next race at Martinsville. Savage Spinners Pole winner, Scott Eckrich, finished 6th and is the last driver in a transfer spot, 3 points over Rich Jette. Dan Murray finds himself 10 points out, 1 point ahead of Rich Jette. Jake Wright is 15 points back of advancing to the Championship 4 with 2 races to go in the Round of 8.
Next week the AdvoCare Cup Series heads to Martinsville Speedway for the Coastal Safety Auditors 200 on October 25th. The race will be broadcast on the Global Sim Racing Channel at 9:10pm EST. For more information on the Premier Racing League visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com or at www.facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
NEWTON – Iowa Speedway hosted the first race of the Coastal Safety Auditors Grand National Series Round of 8 after virtual rain postponed the event earlier in the season. Ricky Hardin came home with the victory after a 21st place starting position on Monday night over Chad Coleman and Chase driver Jeff Ward. Woodrow Mahan and DJ Beverly round out the Top 5.
No one was able to lock themselves in at Iowa, but Jeff Ward got himself off to a good start with his 3rd place run, putting him 17 points ahead of the cut line. Jake Wright and Brian Yaczik both sit 13 points ahead, and Pierre Daigle finds himself 4 points ahead. Joe Hassert is the first person outside, followed by James Krahula, Brian Mellendorf, and Tommy Rhyne who all found trouble on Monday.
Next week the Coastal Safety Auditors Series heads to Five Flags on October 24th for the 2nd race in the Round of 8. To find out more information on the Premier Racing League visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com or at www.facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
TALLADEGA – Talladega Superspeedway hosted the first Round of 8 race for the Sportsman Truck Series on Sunday for what many consider to be the wild card race of the Chase, and Talladega lived up to that expectation. James Krahula would be the only Chase driver to make it out of Talladega with a smile, winning the Savage Spinners Pole, leading the most laps, coming home with the win, and most importantly, punching his ticket to the Championship 4 that starts at Phoenix. Paul Pepper, Tommy Rhyne, Allen Krier, and Rick Thompson rounded out the Top 5.
The next highest Chase driver would be Jake Wright back in 13th and will head into Five Flags with a 5 point lead over the last transfer spot. Pierre will be 2 points ahead of Scott Eckrich and Jeff Rhyne who are tied for the last transfer spot. Joe Hassert finds himself 3 points behind the cutoff, and Don Runkle Jr. is 8 back. Overall, 2nd through 7th are only separated by 13 points.
Next week the Premier Racing League Sportsman Truck Series will be at the Five Flags Speedway on October 23rd for the 2nd Round of 8 race. For more information on the Premier Racing League visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com or at www.facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
DALLAS – 2017 will be the inaugural season for the Premier Racing League V8 Supercar Series, joining the Premier Racing League’s Truck, Grand National, and Cup Series. The V8 Supercar Series will run before the Truck Series on Sunday’s.
The V8 Supercar series will start it’s 10 race season on the Daytona International Speedway’s infield road course the Sunday before the qualifying races for the Daytona 300. From there most of the schedule will be companion events for the other Premier Racing League Series visits to road courses. Twin Ring Motegi will see the V8’s using the Grand Prix circuit while the Cup Series will be racing on the oval the following Thursday. The V8 Supercar’s only stand alone event will be the season finale at the famed Mount Panorama Circuit.
The Series will be free and open to all Premier Racing League drivers, including those only on the practice rosters. For more information on the Premier Racing League, visit www.PremierRacingLeague.com.
2/12 – Daytona International Speedway
3/5 – Sonoma Raceway
4/16 – Road America
5/7 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
6/4 – Autodroma Nazionale Monza
6/11 – Twin Ring Motegi
6/18 – Suzuka International Racing Course
7/23 – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
8/6 – Watkins Glen International
8/27 – Mount Panorama Circuit