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.
For more information on the Premier Racing League, please visit PremierRacingLeague.com or at facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
HAMPTON – The finale race of AdvoCare We Build Champions took place at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the AdvoCare We Build Champions 300. Scott Eckrich came into the race with a 19 point lead over James Krahula, 24 over Ricky Hardin, and 27 over Tommy Rhyne. Eckrich would lead the most laps of the event, but would fall back to 10th after having to make a extra pit stop towards the end of the race. Krahula was able to stretch his fuel to come home with a 3rd place finish, but was not able to overcome the deficit in the points and finished 13 behind Eckrich in the final standings. Hardin would hold on for 3rd in the final standings ahead of Rhyne.
Ryan Howard picked up his second win of the season after stretching his fuel to finish ahead of his Sucka Free Motorsports teammate, Paul Pepper. Craig Stykes started on the Savage Spinners Pole and came home with a 14th place finish.
The Premier Racing League Cup Series will be moving to Thursdays in 2017 and will again be broadcast live on the Global Sim Racing Channel and iRacing Live. Coastal Safety Auditors has also come on board as the title sponsor of the Cup Series in 2017. The next race for the Coastal Safety Auditors Cup Series will be qualifying for the Daytona 300 on February 16th. For more information on the Premier Racing League visit PremierRacingLeague.com or at facebook.com/PremierRacingLeague.
HAMPTON – AdvoCare We Build Champions week continued at the Atlanta Motor Speedway with the AdvoCare We Build Champions 150, and 3 drivers within 5 points of a title. Jeff Ward would head into Atlanta with a 2 point lead over Brian Yaczik and a 5 point lead over Tommy Rhyne. Strategy came into play early in the event after the yellow flag flew for the only time on lap 3. Yaczik pitted and was able to make it on one less stop than both Ward and Rhyne and that would prove to be the difference in the end. Yaczik came home with an impressive 3rd place finish over Ward in 7th and Rhyne in 8th. Yaczik would become your 2016 Coastal Safety Auditors Grand National Series Champion by only 2 points over Ward. Continue reading