DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The American Pool Supply Truck Series drivers are still trying to catch their breath after a wide night at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday to open their season. 41 trucks took the green flag for the American Pool Supply 150 that saw plenty of three wide action throughout the event.
DJ Beverly was able to put his Silverado out in front by a nose when the 2nd and final caution flew on lap 56 to edge his Sucka Free Racing teammates Josh Skroupa and Ryan Howard. All heck broke loose behind the leaders after five laps of three wide racing finally materialized into the big wreck that restrictor plate racing is known for when Joe Hassert and Johnathon Caddell came together off of turn 4. Norm Pelletier and Michael Chrobok survived the carnage to come home in 4th and 5th. NP3 Designs Pole winner Brian Yaczik would only get minor damage in the final wreck to come home in 8th position.
“Yeah that was really crazy man, just, whew, thank God for teammates!” said the winded Beverly in victory lane. “I had my eyes closed the whole time and just tried to hold it in the middle.” Beverly picked up his first Premier Racing League win and will head into Homestead with a strong position in the standings.
The race did not see the yellow flag until lap 46 when leaders got together avoiding slower traffic, which meant a lot of different strategy calls early on in the race. Eventual winner Beverly and teammates decided to forgo the bonus points at halfway came down pit road on lap 21, leaving those points up for grabs to Loud Pedal Motorsports driver Drew Carroll. Carroll and teammates would pit the next lap following the American Pool Supply Halfway Leader Bonus, which pays points to the Top 10 drivers at the halfway mark in the race.
Michael Chrobok would earn 9 bonus points at halfway, and with his 5th place finish will lead race winner Beverly by two points in the standings heading into the next race at Homestead. Skroupa and Yaczik will share 3rd place in points, followed by Howard in 5th.
Next week the Premier Racing League American Pool Supply Truck Series will be in action at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on February 26th. For more information on the Premier Racing League please visit PremierRacingLeague.com or at Facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Two races and two winners on Thursday, as the Patriot Fire Duel’s at Daytona setup the starting grid for the Daytona 300 on February 23rd. Points for the first time were also given out for the Duel’s with Bonus Points heading to the Top 10 in each.
Randy Yokum was able to push his way to the front of the field in the closing laps of Duel #1, which put him out ahead of the big-one when net code between Michael Chrobok and Tommy Rhyne left only three cars without damage. Randy was able to stay ahead of Josh King and Greg McDougal to earn his 2nd row starting spot for the Daytona 300. Rich Jette and Reed Rundell were able to limp their cars home in the 4th and 5th positions.
Duel #2 saw James Krahula and Brian Yaczik share time at the front. In the end, it was Yaczik who would find himself out in front when Paul Pepper and Tyler Dalton made contact in the closing laps and end the race under yellow. Scott Eckrich would find himself just feet behind Yaczik to finish 2nd, followed closely by Matt Murphy, Rett McBride, and RJ Williams who avoided the late wreck to close out the Top 5.
The Premier Racing League Patriot Fire Cup Series field is now set for the Daytona 300 on February 23rd. You will be able to catch all of the action at 9pm ET on iRacing Live and the Global SimRacing Channel. For more information on the Premier Racing League please visit PremierRacingLeague.com or at Facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Sunday night marked both the inaugural event for the V8 Supercar Series, as well as the Premier Racing League’s 100th official race. 27 V8’s took to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway road course to try and claim both of those honors in the second event of Premier Racing League Speedweeks.
Scott Eckrich would find himself battling Brian Mellendorft for the lead late in the event. Mellendorft would end up clipping the grass in the bus stop with only a handful of laps to go, allowing Eckrich to drive off to easily claim the victory. Mellendorf would be able to hang onto 2nd after his incident. James Krahula and teammate Ricky Hardin would follow behind in 3rd and 4th. Dylan Lee would nip Matthew Murphy at the line to get to round out the Top 5.
The V8 Supercars will be back in action on March 5th at Sonoma Raceway, and Premier Racing League Speedweeks continues February 16th with the Patriot Fire Duel’s for the Patriot Fire Cup cars. For more information on the Premier Racing League please visit PremierRacingLeague@gmail.com or at Facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
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.
DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Speedweeks and the 2017 season for the Premier Racing League kicks off this Thursday, February 9th, at Daytona International Speedway with NP3 Designs Qualifying for the Daytona 300. Drivers will also need to survive the Patriot Fire Duel’s at Daytona on the 16th to make it to the starting grid of the Daytona 300 on February 23rd. All three of these events will be shown on iRacing Live courtesy of the Global Sim Racing Channel at 9pm ET.
2017 marks the 2nd year for the Premier Racing League, and the 2nd year the league has worked with Coastal Safety Auditors and Patriot Fire. This year, Patriot Fire will join the Cup Series as the title sponsor on Thursday nights for the 37 race season. The Patriot Fire Cup Series will include three segments as well as a overall season championship. Last year, Scott Eckrich took home the honor in the inaugural season.
The Patriot Fire Cup Cars will not be the only series tackling the high banks of Daytona this month. The American Pool Supply Truck Series will be taking the track on February 19th on the Global Sim Racing Channel with coverage again beginning at 9pm ET. 23 events from the 31 race season will be aired live this year. Two days later, the SimRacingApps Grand National Series (iRacing B Class cars) will take their turn. Currently 70 drivers are registered to try and qualify for the 43 car field.
New to the Premier Racing League in 2017 is the V8 Supercar Series. Holden’s and Falcon’s will try their hand at the famous Daytona road course under the lights on February 12th. Qualifying will begin at 6pm ET with the 100 mile event starting at 7pm ET. The nine race season will companion the other three Premier Racing League Series and their visits to some of the world best road courses. The V8’s only stand alone event will be Mount Panorama on August 27th. V8 Supercars will be open to the public, e-mail PremierRacingLeague@gmail.com for more information.
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