Rhyne Wins NP3 Pole, Skroupa Outside
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Qualifying is always stressful, but there is a little more added pressure when you know that everyone is watching. The Premier Racing League decided to add a little anxiety to the session on Thursday night by sending their Patriot Fire Cup Series drivers out one-by-one to try and capture the NP3 Designs Pole Award for the Daytona 300. Tommy Rhyne was able to set the fastest lap with a 47.316 and will now enjoy knowing that he will lead the field to the start of the 2nd Annual Daytona 300 on February 23rd. “My heart rate was up big time when I made my lap,” said Rhyne post qualifying.
Rhyne will also start on pole for the 1st Patriot Fire Duel on February 16th, which this year will pay 10 points to the winner all the way back to one point for 10th. Rhyne will be joined by all of the odd qualifiers in his Duel. Their finishing position will also make up the inside line for the start of the Daytona 300.
Josh Skroupa was able to lock himself into the 2nd starting spot for the Daytona 300, and will lead the even qualifiers for the 2nd Patriot Fire Duel. The finishing order for the 2nd Duel will determine how they lineup behind Skroupa on the outside line for the Daytona 300, but more important are those bonus points for the Overall Championship up for grabs.
The Patriot Fire Cup Series will be on track next for the Duel’s on February 16th. Both Patriot Fire Duel’s will be live on iRacing Live courtesy of the Global Sim Racing Channel at 9pm ET. For more information on the Premier Racing League please visit PremierRacingLeague.com or Facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.