Twitchy Race Reports Triple Crown Coming May 4th!

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(CLEVELAND, OH) It’s been said that good things come in threes and later this spring the drivers of the American Sim Racing Series will have three opportunities to take home a little cash!

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The Twitchy Race Reports Triple Crown Series will mark the official debut of dirt racing for ASRS, as the first round is scheduled for May 4th at Volusia Speedway.  From there, the drivers head north to sprint car country and Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania.  The third and final round will see the “World’s Greatest Dirt Track” host the epic season finale.

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Drivers will compete in 50 lap races utilizing the 358 Pro Late Model and fixed iRacing setups.  A $100 purse has been sponsored by Twitchy Race Reports for the three race series.  Each race will pay $25 iRacing credits to the race winner with an additional $25 bonus available to a driver who completes the Twitchy Race Reports Triple Crown.  If no driver sweeps the three races, the $25 bonus will be awarded to the driver that earns the most points over the three races.

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“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the ASRS Dirt Racing Series than this and I am happy that Jared Mogard and Twitchy Race Reports felt the same way, putting up the cash to make this even more special” said Jim Foose, ASRS President.  “We have three very different race tracks and each will present a unique challenge to our drivers”.

After the triple crown, a short break is scheduled as dirt racing will move to Wednesday nights beginning in June.

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Registration for the ASRS Twitchy Race Reports Triple Crown Series are taking place at www.americansimracing.com, enter by joining the Dirt Racing Series.

Hester and Blackdeer Win Lanier Twin Races

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(BRASELTON, GA) The drivers of the ASRS Super Late Model tour invaded Georgia last night for racing at Lanier Speedway. The fans were treated to a double billing as the night featured two separate main events. Each event consisted of 75 laps and featured extra urgency as the short events forced drivers to get to the front of the field faster than usual. The urgency was not an issue for the #36 of Ty Hester in race one as the driver was smooth and methodical in leading 74 laps of the 75 lap event.

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Track position ruled the afternoon race as it was very hard for the drivers to complete a pass with the extremely tight quarters and slick race track. There is nothing better for track position than starting first and that is just what Hester did. Hester rode that first place start to victory lane meanwhile only surrendering the lead to Zachary Bozanich for one lap. Following Hester to the checkered flag was Allan Young, Matt Vaade, Tom Giannini and Jared Mogard.

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When the sun went down, race #2 got off to another dominating performance. This time Ben Nile was the beneficiary of early track position when he put his #72 on the pole. Nile was cruising to victory while leading the first 60 laps. No one at the race track expected anyone different than Nile in victory lane.

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That expectation would soon be dashed as late race contact relegated Nile to an 18th place DNF. Nile’s misfortune would prove to be Justin Blackdeer’s fortune. Blackdeer took that incident to the bank when the #51 took the lead and never looked back. Scott Smith would finish second followed by Rex Hoyle, Tim Knott and Zac Coyer. The points would receive a shake up with Blackdeer’s victory. Blackdeer now leads the standings by 6 over Rex Hoyle, Tom Giannini rode his two top 10’s to 3rd place in the standings, Holstein finds himself in 4th and Hester fell to 5th with a 21st place finish in race 2.

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The series heads to the even tighter confines of the South Boston Speedway next Wednesday. Stay tuned!

Cross Takes Win in Wild Martinsville Finish

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(MARTINSVILLE, VA) The Sam Maxwell ASRS Truck Series went to the Martinsville Speedway for a short track battle for 125 laps for the Conor’s Cure 125. Fourty-Three trucks attempted to make the Thirty-Six car field. Once qualifying was done it seen Logan Runyon in his #6 sit on the pole. Runyon had to qualifying his way into the show from the open qualifying session which he was able to do and then backed it up to bring the field to green. The rest of the top 5 looked like this Jonathan Holstein 2nd, Danny Rodgers 3rd, Ty Hester 4th, and Tom Giannini 5th.

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It was a very rough start with multiple yellows to start the race involving several drivers including Series Point Leader Danny Rodgers who was involved in an incident early on. It wasn’t until lap 35 that the field got a restart and saw its first long run going 23 laps before the yellow flew again. The first half of the race seen Ty Hester in his #36 dominate the race leading most of it.

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The second half of the race saw a short run to start it. The leader Hester and Brad Cross made some contact sending the #36 around. The race would continue its yellow caution filled pace throughout the second half all the way to the end.

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The race saw Brad Cross dominate the rest of the race after the incident with the #36 Truck. Ty would drive back through the field to get up to 2nd and challenge Brad for the Win late in the race.

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The final lap seen the anticipated short track style racing take place with a good old bump and run for the win. Ty Hester would get the lead out of turn two on the final lap passing Cross. Cross would go into turn 3 coming to the checkers and give Ty a bump back and was able to get back by for the Win. The contact sent Ty spinning which caused 3rd and 4th place runners Jim Foose and John Kennedy to have to avoid them.

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Both Foose and Kennedy would do just that and would beat and bang to the finish line battling for the runner up spot. John Kennedy would get the spot edging out Foose. The top 5 finishers looked like this Brad Cross took his #30 Maxxed Out Motorsports ride to his 2nd career ASRS victory and first of the Sam Maxwell ASRS Truck Series in 2017. John Kennedy finished 2nd from his 31st starting spot making it a Maxxed Out Motorsports 1st/2nd finish, Jim Foose rallied for a 3rd place finish, Dan Mathews 4th, and Jason Stewart 5th from his 33rd starting spot.

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We caught up with the race Winner Brad Cross and he had this to say following his victory “It felt good to finally get another win in the ASRS series, I’ve been working with my teammates week in and week out to try and get more competitive and hopefully it is starting to show. I felt good coming off of a cup win last night and just tried to stay out of trouble tonight but also knew I had to drive others how I was going to get drove. Just glad to get this win in the 2017 season and hopefully can grab some more, but I’m really looking forward to the dirt series coming up. Got to thank all my guys at Maxxed Out I couldn’t have done it without them”. We also caught up with 2nd place finisher John Kennedy who grabbed his first top 5 finish of the 2017 season, he had this to say after the race “I just wanted to ride for the first half of the race to save the truck much as possible the last restart we started 5th and I was like it is time to go then the last corner all hell broke loose and me and Jim was door to door to the finish but it was fun. I would like to thank all of my teammates from Maxxedout Motorsports, St Baldrick’s Foundation, and Twitchy Race Reports” The top 8 drivers in the playoffs after Race #4 are as followed Jim Foose took over the point lead, Jason Stewart 2nd, Jonathan Holstein 3rd, Danny Rodgers 4th, Brad Cross 5th, Michael Atkins Jr. 6th, Jared Mogard 7th, and Zack Calloway 8th. The Sam Maxwell ASRS Truck Series is off until April 18th when they will hit the track at the Richmond International Speedway for another short track affair.

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If you’d like to watch a replay of this event be sure to head to Off Camber TV on Facebook and find their Youtube channel and check out the event replay.

Next Tuesday the ASRS Xfinity Series returns to action from the Pocono Raceway for a 40 lap event.

Holstein Dominates, Hoyle Wins with Late Pass at Southern National

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Southern National Motorsports Park is the home of tight and action packed short track racing. Wednesday night’s race lived up to the billing as there was plenty of action from flag to flag. Jonathan Holstein was the driver to beat all night as he outright dominated the event.

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When the final checkered flag flew in qualifying, Jonathan Holstein established his ownership of the race when he claimed the pole for the 100 lap event with an absolutely blistering lap time of 13.844. Starting in 2nd was Scott Smith, 3rd was eventual race winner Rex Hoyle, Edward Bray was 4th and Allan Young rounded out the top 5. Track position was key throughout the event. Teams that were up front would not come to pit road for tires or fuel. This strategy worked out for race winner Rex Hoyle. The same strategy would prove to be Holstein’s undoing late when his tires proved to be too worn to keep the lead.

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Rex Hoyle who saved his tires throughout the event had the last laugh with two laps to go. Jonathan Holstein on finishing 2nd: “Great short run speed for me tonight, had to really drive hard to hold off the #51 & #50 all night, I just used a little too much of my right front on that next to last run. Rex and Justin raced me clean and hard all night. Rex won the battle tonight but I’m up there in the points and in a good position for the war. Fun race up front. Thanks to Skeeber Flob’s and LA Simsport for the fast car.”

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Rex Hoyle on his thrilling victory: “What a great way to start the season for the 505 Motorsports team! I was excited coming to Southern National because I really like the track. Track position is at a premium here and I knew I needed to be smooth and fast for qualifying. During the race I just tried to be patient and save as much as I could for the end. As the laps wound down, Justin got by me for second. A late restart was going to be my final chance to get up to Jonathan, but Justin and I ran side by side allowing Jonathan to pull away. Once I cleared Justin I had to track Jonathan down and managed to get to his rear bumper with 3 laps to go. Coming off turn 4, I was able to get a run on him and made the pass for the lead. Have to thank Jonathan and Justin for the clean, hard racing!” With the win, Hoyle gains the points lead and establishes himself as an early season favorite for the Super Late Model championship. The rest of the top 5 in points includes Jonathan Holstein, Justin Blackdeer, Tom Giannini and Ty Hester. The series heads to Lanier for a twin billing next Wednesday night!

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Pole Award: Jonathan Holstein Winner: Rex Hoyle Most laps led: Jonathan Holstein (98/100) Fastest lap: Jason Galvin Most spots gained: Tom Giannini +21 Points leader: Rex Hoyle

Stewart Saves Just Enough to Score California Win!

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(FONTANA, CA) After a three week break the ASRS Truck Series returned to the track continuing its “NASCAR goes West” swing hitting the Auto Club Speedway for the Harley-Davidson 150 for 63 laps in California. The Truck Series would also enter Cali with a new title sponsor as the Truck Series will now be known as the ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series. Tonight forty-eight drivers made an attempt to grab one of the thirty-six starting spots. After qualifying was done it seen Sam Maxwell grab the pole with Devin Serra starting to his outside. The rest of the top five were as followed Danny Rodgers 3rd, Hunter Poston 4th, and Jonathan Holstein 5th. Quick race stats only seen two caution periods for seven laps as it was a relatively clean race which provided some great green runs. There were six different leaders with Devin Serra leading the most pacing the field for thirty laps.

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The race started off good going the first fourteen laps green before the first yellow flew. Everyone would come down pit road for fuel and tires. The race restart on lap eighteen and would continue that way until lap thirty. The short run seen some great racing up front and throughout the whole field for that matter. The second and final yellow would happen on lap thirty-two when the #89 of John Kennedy clipped the apron in turns one and two getting a bit loose leaving the #48 of Mitch Brown with nowhere to go but into the back of the #89 sending him spinning. It was just a solo spin which left Kennedy with minimal damage and he would be able to continue. Everyone would come down for fuel and tires yet again.

With the second and final caution period done the race restart on lap thirty-seven. This set up a twenty-five lap shootout to the end. Everyone was under the assumption that they would be good on fuel. With that in the minds of everyone the race was on. The top five drivers put on a great show for the fans who tuned in as they traded spots back and forth. The #91 of Zac Bozanich looked to be one of thee if not the fastest drivers in the top five but as the end came closer he would get into the wall out of turn two and would end up with damage. This would hurt Zac’s speed and cost him a chance at the win at the end of the night. As the final run went on fuel mileage became a big factor. With multiple drivers being short on fuel with under ten laps to go green flag pit stops began to take place. Jared Mogard and his #01 along with last race winner Danny Rodgers decided to stretch it out. This set up a very exciting finish. Mogard would make it all the way to the white flag and half way down the back stretch before running out. The same was the story for Rogers and his ride who was the leader. Mogard would try to coast to the finish but would come up short of the win. The lucky one was Jason Stewart in his #1 ride who would take the lead and the win.

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The top five finishers were Jason Stewart grabbing his 2nd career ASRS victory and his first of the 2017 Truck Series. We caught up with Stewart after the race and he has this to say “I’d like to thank JF2 Motorsports and Visit Florida tonight. Thought Jared had it in the bag but he ran out of fuel coming through 3 and 4. Definitely was luck and we led only one lap but the one that counted. Truck ran out about 300ft away from the line and we had enough to coast to the win.” We also caught up with Jared Mogard and his #01 ride and he had this to say about the finish “We had a good truck and it raced really well. I honestly thought we were good to go on fuel when we went back green on that last restart but we didn’t. I was 0.2 short on fuel and figured I could maybe get lucky and get it. Either way at the end of the day it was a great day and good finish. I want to thank my sponsors and teammates. On to tomorrow’s action in the Super Late Model.”

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The top 8 locked into the playoffs after Race #3 are led by Danny Rodgers, Jim Foose 2nd, Jonathan Holstein 3rd, Jason Stewart 4th, Jared Mogard 5th, Michael Atkins Jr. 6th, Zac Bozanich 7th, and Bradley Cross holds the 8th and final spot. Next week the ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series heads to the paperclip the Martinsville Speedway for some good ‘ol short track racing action for the Connor’s Cure 125.

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As always we want to thank our drivers for coming out and continuing to support ASRS. Also we want to remind everyone that you can catch the ENTIRE ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series on Off Camber TV via Youtube Live. Got to thank them for coming on board and to all of our event sponsors that help make all of this possible.

Sportsman Truck Series Added to Sundays

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(CLEVELAND, OH) The American Sim Racing Series has a problem that many leagues dream of.  There are too many drivers who want to be a part of the ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series that league officials have added a Sunday night Truck Series designed around the idea of developing talent for the upper racing divisions of ASRS.

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The new Sportsman Truck Series will compete on the same tracks as the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series for the most part.  A 16 race schedule is planned to race bi-weekly on Sunday nights.  The schedule will feature an event at Five Flags Speedway, a track that has never hosted a Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series events.

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Restrictions will be placed on drivers to ensure that the Sportsman Truck Series remains a development series.

  • Any driver ranked in the Top 20 in Truck Series championship standings will be ineligible to compete for points and may compete in no more than 50% of the developmental series races.
  • Past Grand National, Pro Series and Truck Series champions will be ineligible to compete in the series.
  • All Grand National and Truck Series race winners will be eligible to compete in no more than 50% of the developmental series races and may not compete for points.

Click for 2017 ASRS Sportsman Truck Series Schedule

 

Sam Maxwell Customs Becomes Title Sponsor of Truck Series

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(CLEVELAND, OH) Sam Maxwell Customs has joined the American Sim Racing Series as title sponsor of the ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series.

The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series is two races into the 25 race campaign for 2017 and has seen two different winners in those races.  Zac Bozanich picked up the win at Daytona where 51 drivers attempted to qualify for the 36 truck starting field while Danny Rodgers took the checkered flag at Atlanta, where 49 drivers attempted to qualify for the race.  The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series returns to action Tuesday, March 21 at Auto Club Speedway.

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“I am honored that Sam chose ASRS as the venue to promote his products, as many people know being comfortable while sim racing is one of the most important elements of what we do, you are in that seat gripping that steering wheel for nearly two hours at a time, so you must be comfortable and having a custom wheel with everything where you want it is huge and that’s what Sam does” said ASRS President Jim Foose.  “This partnership brings all the work of the last year full circle for me and the league, and I appreciate all the support we have from our members and our great partners.  This brings even more attention to the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series and our league and that is a great thing!”

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The ASRS Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series began in 2005 using the NASCAR Racing 2003 Season simulation, a run that continued until mid-2011 when ASRS made the switch to the iRacing Motorsport Simulation.  The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series restarted in 2012 and has run ever since using iRacing.  2014 brought the debut of broadcasted races and 2015 featured the full schedule being broadcasted including the series’ 250th race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.    In 2016 ASRS began a partnership with OffCamberTV (OCTV) that has grown into a driver supported broadcast partnership for the full schedule in 2017.

Bozanich Wins Super Late Model Season Opener

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By Tom Gianinni

(LAKELAND, FL) The ASRS Super Late Model season got off to a thrilling start yesterday at USA International Speedway. The track in Lakeland, Florida provided some excellent racing from flag to flag and saw team mates battling to the very end for the win. 33 cars entered the race with only 32 spots available. Seth Rawls was the lone driver to miss the show after qualifying was complete.

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The night was dominated by the 01 of Jared Mogard and that started in time trials when Mogard grabbed the pole for the 100 lap event. Starting on his outside was Jake Douglas, third was Justin Blackdeer, fourth was Travis Wright and Jonathan Holstein rounded out the top 5. The race was exceptional with double file racing the entire length of green flag runs.

The race put fans on the edge of their seat for the last lap when team mates Zachary Bozanich made contact batting for the lead. After leading 99 laps of the 100 lap event, Mogard would not lead the most important lap. The contact would relegate Mogard to a fifth place finish but all was well with the team mates post-race.

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Jared Mogard reacted after the race: “We had a good car all race long and dominated the deal. Was surprised to sit on the pole and was even more surprised on how good the car was throughout that race. The last lap last corner deal was just a hard racing thing for the win. Me and my teammate Zac were running each other really hard and I threw a big block on him with about 3 to go and expected a bump the next corner but didn’t get one. He got under me on the final lap and we battled hard. We talked right after we crossed the line about it and I looked at the replay. It looked like he clipped the yellow line and got loose just a little bit. We finished fifth, a solid start to the series opener. Gotta congratulate Zac on the win, he’s a hell of a teammate and races clean.”

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Bozanich was thrilled with his win, especially considering how deep he started back in the field: “Started 27th tonight after a mistake in qualifying. I knew I had a fast car in race trim. The whole Maxxed Out Motorsports team proved that by running up front and Mogard leading every lap but one. I didn’t think I’d be able to pass Jared but he made a couple mistakes and left the door open on the last lap and I came out with the win. Wish we could have gotten a 1-2 for the team but our contact ruined that and he ended up 5th. All in all it was a great night for the team can’t thank them all enough and we are ready for next week!”

Behind Bozanich, Jonathan Holstein turned his strong ride into a second place finish. Justin Blackdeer backed up his strong qualifying run and finished third. Rex Hoyle finished an impressive fourth and Jared Mogard rounded out the top 5. The series will roll on to the Southern National Motorsports Park next Wednesday for some more night racing.

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Mogard Goes California Dreamin’

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(FONTANA, CA) The ASRS officials and drivers were back in action tonight after a week off. The Xfinity was the series in action after a month off. They made the trip out west to the Auto Club Speedway for a 75 lap/150 mile event which seen the place fill up as all 43 of the available pit stalls would be used. The forty-three drivers would take their shots at the 32 car starting field. After qualifying was done it seen the series point leader going into this race Ty Hester put his #36 on the pole to bring the field to green. The rest of the top 5 was followed up with Michael Atkins Jr. 2nd, Sam Maxwell 3rd, Robby Baskins 4th, and Jake Douglas 5th. The quick race stats were as followed 3 yellow flags flew during the 75 lap event for 11 laps. The race seen 8 different leaders with Ty Hester leading the most laps with 38.

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The race started out a bit rough as a short run of two laps would happen before the first yellow flew. There was a wreck coming out of turn 4 which started with the #64 of Lee Staples, the #11 of Nathaniel Cherry, and the #77 of Alex Giese running 3-wide. Cherry would come down a bit too much getting into Giese’s right rear quarter which sent him head on into the front stretch wall. This collected several drivers as it started mid pack of the field. Under the yellow it would see most of the front runners stay out while everyone from roughly 10th on back decided to pit for tires early on.

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The race would go back to green on lap 6 and would stay that way for 6 laps as the 2nd yellow would fly on lap 12. This wreck again would happen off turn 4 as the #48 of Mitch Brown appeared to have blinked out in the server and lagged into the #12 of Shawn Musick which sent him spinning up toward the front stretch wall. The #25 of Kris Titus would save Musick from hitting the wall as Shawn would be sent spinning into Titus and they spun down the front stretch. Titus would be the lucky one out of the whole incident as he received little to minimal damage and would be able to stay on the lead lap and continue in the event. Musick and Brown however would have to fix damage and go laps down to the leaders. During this yellow flag period the field decided to come down pit road to get tires and fuel.

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The race went back green on lap 17 and seen one of the longest runs of the evening going 21 laps. During the green flag run it was all Ty Hester in his #36 Camry dominating the race building over a 3 second lead over the rest of the field. The 3rd and final yellow flew on lap 38 for a wreck that involved the #49 of Jake Douglas and the #89 of John Kennedy. The yellow came at a very interesting time as green flag pit stops were in the process of being made. The big break came for the #01 of Jared Mogard as he was able to get onto pit road just before the yellow came out. Mogard was able to get tires and fuel and beat the leads out of pit road. This proved to be a smart move by Mogard as after everything cycled through during the yellow flag it would give Mogard and his #01 team the lead.

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The race went back green on lap 42 leaving a 33 lap shootout to the end and provide it stayed green would set up for strategy to play into things as everyone would have to make 1 more pit stop for fuel at the very lease. The race did just that going green to the end. The field would begin their green flag pit stops on lap 56 with just 20 laps left in the race. As the field began to cycle through the final stops it appeared that it was going to be a good finish with friendly rivals Ty Hester and Jared Mogard dueling for the Checkered flag as it appeared to look as if they were going to be first and 2nd after everything cycled through. The hopes of that finish playing out came to an end as Robby Baskins left pit road and was on the apron of turns one and two getting back up to speed would get loose and hit Ty Hester shooting Ty straight up the track and into the wall. Mogard was somehow just barely able to miss that and make it through that without any contact. This incident would shuffle Ty way back as arguably the fastest car all night seen his shot at winning come to an end late in the event. One man’s misfortune is another man’s fortune as Jared Mogard would go on to cruise to his first win on the 2017 ASRS Xfinity Series and his 14th career win at ASRS. This would also be Mogard’s 2nd straight win as he won the Pro Series finale before the Break. We caught up with Mogard following the win and he has this to say “We were able to go from our 19th starting spot to cruise through the field. We had a top 5 car I felt like and were able to catch some good breaks for a change and things just happened to work out. It’s unfortunate what happened to Ty as he was the fastest car and I felt he probably would have gotten passed us. Was looking forward to racing him though for the win. I need to thank my sponsors Twitchy Race Reports, Captain Morgan/Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and to my team Maxxed Out Motorsports. I need to give team owner Kris Titus a shout out for keeping me calm the last month or so as things just haven’t gone the way this #01 team has expected. It feels as if things have turned around and we look to keep it rolling.”

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The top 5 finishing spots looked like this Jared Mogard with the Win, Brandon Smith 2nd, Justin Brown 3rd, Devin Serra 4th, and Zac Bozanich 5th. The points took a big shake up after the event due to the late race incidents. The current top 8 drivers that are locked into the Playoffs after Race #8 are Ty Hester maintaining the point lead, Sam Maxwell 2nd, Justin Brown 3rd, Zac Bozanich 4th, Jared Mogard 5th (jumping up 6 spots), Jonathan Holstein 6th, Jim Foose 7th, and tied for 8th are Brad Cross and Allan Young. The next ASRS Xfinity race is scheduled for April 4th as they will take on the tricky triangle at the Pocono Speedway for a 40 lap/100 mile Pocono 100.

Off Week Provides Break for Some, Others Worked Through

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Week 13 on iRacing provided the ASRS Officials and drivers a week off to regroup and have a get away from racing competition. Series owner and President Jim Foose did that as he went on vacation to spend time with family and friends. As for the drivers a week off to cool down tempers and regroup to maybe get back on track. Some drivers maybe didn’t want a week off as their 2017 season has gotten off to a great start. Either way the week is almost up and it’s almost time to get back behind the “wheel” of our sim race cars and back to competing. In this quick article we are going to cover the current series still in action, the first 2017 series that wrapped up last Wednesday, and a look ahead of a new series that is set to start next week.


The 2017 Short Track Series which includes multiple “mini” tours throughout the year at ASRS just wrapped up its first Season. The Skeeber Flob’s Kettle Corn Pro Series was the first tour for the Short Track Series which was a 10 race tour. The tour seen 7 different winners in the 10 races. Jared Mogard led the way with 3 wins, Michael Atkins Jr. had 2 wins with Ty Hester, Tom Giannini, Jonathan Holstein, Josh Walker, and Edward Bray all collecting 1 win on the tour. The tour Champion at the conclusion of the 10th race was Ty Hester in his Alpha Tango Racing #36 machine. We reached out to Ty on his thoughts on the Championship but never received a response from Ty or his team. The rest of the top 5 in the final standings seen Jared Mogard finishing 2nd, Tom Giannini 3rd, Jim Foose 4th, and Allan Young 5th. Foose and Young actually tied for 4th in the standings but the tie-breaker went to Foose. The Short Track Series returns to the track on March 15th as it will be the debut of the Super Late Models. The Super Late Models which saw excitement at the end of the 2016 season with some drama over the championship should provide some thrilling racing yet again in 2017. The Super Late Model tour is scheduled for 16 races which starts at the USA International Speedway going through the end of May. We caught up with Jim Foose ASRS President and Owner on his thoughts on the Super Late Model tour and he has this to say “This is going to be the most competitive season ever for the Super Late Model Tour and we have a roster of talented drivers that runs very deep this year.  I look for this to be a great season.” So be sure to keep an eye on the Super Late Model Series to see who will be crowned the next champion of 2017 ASRS Short Track Series.

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Along with the Short Track Series we got the Truck Series running in 2017 as well. This week the trucks are off as they follow the actual NASCAR Truck Series schedule. The start to the 2017 season has been a slow one. Only two races in and now on a break it has seen two different winners so far in the year. Zac Bozanich won the season opener from Daytona and last week’s race saw Danny Rodgers win in a dominate fashion from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. That performance propelled Rodgers to the top of the standings early in the year. We caught up with Danny Rodgers who had this to say about the early start to the Truck Season “So far our #22 team has started the season off strong. After finishing 4th at Daytona and running up front in that race and then heading to Atlanta, grabbing the pole and picking up the race win was an awesome week for the Pilot/Flying J Chevrolet! My goal for this season is to continue to run up in the top 5 and have a shot at the championship. You can only take 1 race at a time and focus strictly on each and every race at that given time. There are so many talented racers in ASRS, I am so thankful to be able to be leading the points after the first 2 races. With Auto Club coming up, we have struggled there in the past, but going to be doing some testing there this week. It will only get tougher here on out for us and as the competition is so close and fast each race. I want to thank my teammates at JF2 Racing for such awesome teammates and the respect they race with. Want to thank Pilot/Flying J for their sponsorship this year. Should be an exciting season in the ASRS Truck Series!!” The top 8 in the standings at the end of Race #18 in September will be locked into the 2017 ASRS Truck Series Playoffs. The current drivers in that position are Danny Rodgers 1st, Jim Foose 2nd, Jonathan Holstein 3rd, Michael Atkins Jr. 4th, Zack Calloway 5th, Jason Stewart 6th, Zac Bozanich 7th, and Jared Mogard 8th. The next scheduled Truck race is set for March 21st from the Auto Club Speedway for the Harley-Davidson 125. As always Off Camber TV is providing live coverage throughout the 2017 Truck Series so everyone please be sure to check out the action and follow their page on Facebook.

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After having the last month off from action the ASRS Xfinity Series is set to get back in action Tuesday March 14th from the Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 150. The series which started back in January has seen 6 different winners in 7 events. The only repeat winner has been Jake Douglas who went back to back to start the year off. Other winners include Robert Padavich, Zac Bozanich, Jason Stewart, Sam Maxwell, and Zac Coyer. Ty Hester is the current point leader and as stated before we reached out to him for his thoughts and expectations on the year for the Xfinity Series but didn’t receive a response. Much like the Truck Series the top 8 in the standings are the place to be as come July 11th right after Race #13 they will be locked into the Xfinity Series Playoffs with a shot at becoming crowned the 2017 ASRS Xfinity Series Champion. The difference from the Truck Series is that these Xfinity Series drivers have 5 less races to get into a playoff spot. The current top 8 look like this Ty Hester 1st, Sam Maxwell 2nd, Allan Young 3rd, Justin Brown 4th, Jonathan Holstein 5th, Tom Giannini 6th, Zac Bozanich 7th, and Jason Stewart 8th.

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This has been a recap of everything that has gone on so far here in 2017 at American Sim Racing Series. We are excited to get back on track and continuing to provide great racing action for you great fans. We strongly encourage the fans to give American Sim Racing Series a “like” on their Facebook page. We also want to friendly remind everyone that the Truck Series is being broadcasted and that you can catch the action from Off Camber TV. We want you to go “like” their page as well and subscribe to their Youtube page as that is where they do their broadcasts from. Lastly we want to thank Twitchy Race Reports for coming on board and being the official reporter of the 2017 ASRS Truck and Xfinity Series.