The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series hit the road course of Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for Race #17 of the 2017 season. With just two races left coming into the night it would be a wild card for drivers as they try to lock up a playoff spot. 32 drivers would make the trip to do some road racing. In qualifying it was Nick Kohan grabbing the pole with Dominic Lee 2nd, Tom Giannini 3rd, Sam Maxwell 4th, and Zack Calloway would round out the top 5.
This race was a bit different than a normal oval race. There would only be one yellow flag and that was at the half way point as a competition yellow was thrown to bunch the field up. Prior to the lap 17 yellow flag it seen Devin Serra drive from his 7th place starting spot to take the lead and dominate the first half of the race. However under the yellow he would blow his motor downshifting for the yellow ending his race early. This opened the door for many other drivers. Off the only restart there was a pile up as someone spun the tires and this caused a chain reaction wreck.
The last half of the race was dominated by Nicholas Kohan as he would cruise to yet another ASRS Victory. The top 5 saw Sam Maxwell finish 2nd, Allan Young drove from 18th starting spot to finish 3rd, Jeremy Banning drove from 23rd to finish 4th, and Alex Giese went from his 20th starting spot to round out the top 5.
With just 1 race remaining before the 2017 SMC Truck Series Playoffs kick off it seen the points change yet again. Sam Maxwell still sits atop the standings and is your Point Leader, Allan Young 2nd, Jason Stewart moves to 3rd, Brad Cross falls to 4th, Mitchell Brown moves to 5th, while Devin Serra falls to 6th, Jim Foose 7th, and Jonathan Holstein who came in tied with Michael Atkins Jr. for the final playoff spot now sits 8th. On the outside looking in with just 1 race remaining are Michael Atkins Jr. 9th just 6 points out of the playoff spot, Jared Mogard sits 10th and he is 12 points out of the playoffs, and lastly Tom Giannin sits 28 points out in 11th.
Next week ASRS is off as it is iRacing’s “Week 13” which as always sees NO racing action at ASRS. The SMC Truck Series is back in action in two weeks September 12th at the Chicagoland Speedway for the final race before the Playoffs start. Be sure to tune into Off Camber TV to see who does and who doesn’t make the 2017 SMC Truck Series Playoffs!!!