Ares Sportswear Sponsors Broadcast of December Dirt Week

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(CLEVELAND, OH) Ares Sportswear, a Columbus, Ohio screenprinting and embroidery business, will be the presenting sponsor of the American Sim Racing Series December Dirt Week event, bringing the event live to everyone through a live broadcast on SR Broadcasting.

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December Dirt Week Presented by Ares Sportswear is a three day event featuring six types of iRacing Motorsports Simulation dirt track race cars.  The event will feature the 410 Winged Sprint Cars, Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Non-Winged Sprint Cars, Street Stocks and Legends Cars battling at iRacing’s Lanier National Speedway dirt track.

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Several ASRS regulars and quite a few dirt track specialists have submitted entries for what will be the official sendoff event of the 2017 season.  ASRS Dirt Racing Series Champion Brad Cross, who swept all three dirt championships plus the Twitchy Race Reports Triple Crown Late Model event joins other dirt winners Stephen Pearce, Kris Titus, Jim Foose, Matt Vaade, John Kennedy and Brandon Boyd.

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“I can’t thank Ares Sportswear and Steve Ritter enough for their support of this event, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve at a dirt race this summer and am very happy to see him return to ASRS this fall after a two year absence” ASRS President Jim Foose said.  “The work that Ares Sportswear does is top notch and anyone looking for high quality team shirts, hoodies, etc. should check them out first”.

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Additionally Adrenaline Fix Karting, Kirkwood Transportation and Twitchy Race Reports have joined as #DecemberDirtWeek Sponsors

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Areswear.com allows customers to create and to customize their own designs in ways not currently possible on the Web and to see what the designs will look like on their T-shirts, sweatshirts, uniforms and more. Close-ups of garment features, real-time price quotes and size charts on the new site also give customers more reasons to choose Ares.

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The only question that remains to be answered is: “Who Will be the King of December Dirt Week Presented by Ares Sportswear”, you’ll have to tune into OffCamberTV December 12th, 13th & 14th to find out!

Kirkwood Transportation Kicks Off December Dirt Week Championship Prize

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(CLEVELAND, OH) Kirkwood Transportation has joined the American Sim Racing Series as a championship prize sponsor for the Inaugural December Dirt Week event set to run December 12-14th at iRacing’s Lanier National Speedway dirt track.

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“I’ve known Todd (Kirkwood) for many years, we’ve raced together and have partnered on several projects over the years. He wanted to give the drivers an incentive to race the entire six races that make up December Dirt Week” said ASRS President Jim Foose.

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Kirkwood put up the first $25 for the driver earning the most points in five of the six events.  A driver’s worst finish (or one DNS) will be dropped from the final tally.  Drivers receive points based on finishing position with the Winner receiving 15 points, 2nd place receiving 10 points, third 9 and down to a single point awarded for all drivers finishing outside of the top 10.  No bonus points will be awarded for leading laps.  In the event of a tie for the championship; the number of wins will be the first tie-breaker, with the sixth event finish being the second tie-breaker.

Registration for the Inaugural December Dirt Week are ongoing at www.americansimracing.com, look for “Dirt Week” on the top menu.

Mogard Wins at Rockingham

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(ROCKINGHAM, NC) Mogard Wins Again, Dominates Rockingham For the duration of the ASRS Short Track Series season, the drivers have tackled tracks that were a mile in length or shorter. Most tracks on the circuit are composed of tight spaces and bullring like atmospheres.

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Wednesday’s race at Rockingham would offer a change of pace for the competitors. Although the track is a mile long, it offered some extra room for drivers to maneuver around in. That difference would not matter to the series’ front runners as fans in attendance would find out. Coming into the race, the season has been a dogfight between Ty Hester, Jason Stewart and Jared Mogard. The three drivers were separated by a mere 10 points atop the standings.

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There would be a shakeup in the points standings before the race was over. An open qualifying format was instituted for the first time this season and Dominic Lee took advantage of the extra qualifying laps. He put his #18 NOS Chevy on the pole. Qualifying second was Lee’s team mate and points leader, Ty Hester. Jared Mogard, Allan Young and Travis Wright all rounded out the top 5.

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The biggest story on the day was Ty Hester finding trouble early on in the event when his #36 Chevy was heavily damaged in an accident. He would not be able to continue in the event and was relegated to an 18th place finish. From there on the race was on for the points lead. Jared Mogard dominated the event but Jason Stewart was not going down without a fight. Stewart led laps late in the race and had a chance to win but the hard charging and dominant Mogard would not allow Stewart the victory.

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Mogard passed Stewart late in the race and went on to win the event. Allan Young followed Mogard around Stewart for a second place finish. Stewart went on to finish 3rd, well enough to claim him the points lead. Alex Geise finished 4th and pole sitter Dominic Lee went on to finish with a top 5 result. Jared Mogard, although dominant, would not beat Jason Stewart by enough positions to claim the points lead.

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Stewart now sits atop the series. The model of consistency is quickly becoming a championship favorite. Ty Hester will try to rebound next week as the series rolls into Lucas Oil Raceway. Time is ticking as only four races remain on the schedule!

Atkins Wins Chicago, Mogard Takes Championship

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Twitchy Race Reports

(JOLIET, IL) The 16th and final event for the 2017 ASRS Xfinity Series took center stage tonight to put the cap on their Season. Tonight’s action saw 36 drivers make the trip to the Chicagoland Speedway for a shot at the 32 car starting field. For four drivers the pressure was on as they were racing each other to be crowned the Champion at the end of the 100 lap event.

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As for qualifying it was Jordan Ashlein putting his #75 on the pole of the event with Michael Atkins Jr. 2nd, Justin Brown who made the return to ASRS competition after a long absence qualified 3rd, Zack Calloway 4th, and Alex Giese rounded out the top 5.

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The racing action itself saw a lot of green flag racing with only 3 yellow flag periods. Along with the green flag racing it also seen green flag pit stops. Multiple different strategies played out for different drivers. But the race was dominated by Michael Atkins Jr. who led 55 laps.

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A late race yellow with just 16 laps to go spiced things up. Mogard grabbed the lead off pit stops and took the lead late in the race putting himself in a good spot to win not only the race but the championship. However when the race was done it was Michael Atkins Jr getting back to the race lead and drive to the W. Devin Serra who gave Atkins a run the last few laps finished 2nd, Jared Mogard finished 3rd, Sam Maxwell 4th, and Allan Young rounded out the top 5.

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As for the Championship four that were dueling it out for the Championship Jared Mogard finished 3rd which sealed up the 2017 Xfinity Series Championship, Ty Hester made a late race rally and ended up 6th, Jason Stewart and Tom Giannini were caught up in a wreck and finished toward the back of the field. This is Mogard’s first Xfinity Series Championship and his 2nd Championship at ASRS. We caught up with Mogard and he had this to say on the Championship, “It feels good to get the Championship. I just got to thank everyone on this #01 team, my teammates for keeping me calm when needed throughout the year and even in the race tonight. I want to thank my sponsors Maxxed Out Motorsports and team owner Kris Titus for allowing me to be on such a great team, Twitchy Race Reports, Coffman Racing Graphics, and Midwest Racing. We have been racing for our team owner Kris Titus his mom Karla is dealing with cancer and we continue to think about her and know we support her through this tough time!!!!”

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The final standings as mentioned seen Jared Mogard win the Championship, Ty Hester 2nd, Tom Giannini 3rd, Jason Stewart 4th, Allan Young 5th, Sam Maxwell 6th, Jonathan Holstein 7th, Jim Foose 8th, John Kennedy 9th, and Justin Brown rounded out the top 10 in the final standings. As for next Tuesday the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series is back in action for their Playoff Spot. As always be sure to turn into Off Camber TV for every lap of action as the Playoffs are down to just 6 drivers battling to be one of the final four to race for a Championship at Homestead…

Mogard Takes Myrtle Beach Victory

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(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) When the Short Track Pro Series announced it’s schedule for the fall season, Myrtle Beach was the big question mark in many drivers’ minds as the track was a brand new addition to the schedule.

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Many questions were answered early on in the evening as the usual suspects found speed at the oddly shaped 4/10 mile track.  Jared Mogard and Ty Hester qualified on the front row and for the majority of the race those two battled for the win.  Stephen Pearce was the only other driver to lead a lap and break up the domination up front.

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In all Mogard would lead 63 of the 125 laps, scoring the victory in a race that saw 10 cautions slow the pace for 49 laps.  Hester was second followed by Tyler Reed, Scott Smith and Travis Wright rounded out the top five.

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Hester took over the championship lead, now leading Jason Stewart by four points as the series heads to Rockingham Speedway.

Serra No Longer a Bridesmaid, Winner at Talladega

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Twitchy Race Reports
(TALLADEGA, AL) Race #22 for the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series kicked off tonight. It was an elimination race tonight to set the top 6 drivers that would advance to round 2 of the Playoffs. The action took place at Talladega Superspeedway.
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The evening saw 38 drivers make the trip for a shot at a spot in the 36 truck starting field. Qualifying seen Alex Giese grab the pole with Sam Maxwell 2nd, Nicholas Kohan 3rd, Jason Stewart 4th, and Michael Atkins Jr. rounded out the top 5. The race only had 2 yellows for just a couple truck wrecks. As mentioned the race seen a lot of green flag racing with just 2 caution periods.
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The race went green and had green flag pit stops as well. The race went green till 5 laps to go when the yellow flew for a couple truck wreck. The race would end under caution which saw a first time winner emerge from it with young Devin Serra getting his first career ASRS Victory. Michael Chrobok 2nd, Jarred Haggerty 3rd, Pat Rusha 4th, and Edward Bray rounded out the top 5.
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The playoff drivers finished as follows Devin Serra with the Win, Jonathan Holstein went from 23rd to finish 6th, Allan Young 8th, Jim Foose 9th, Michael Atkins Jr. 12th, Jason Stewart 14th, Brad Cross went from 36th to 17th, and Mitch Brown was unable to make the trip.
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As for the 6 drivers that will advance to round #2 of the SMC Playoffs it will be Devin Serra, Michael Atkins Jr., Allan Young, Jason Stewart, Brad Cross, and Jim Foose will be the 6 drivers that will do battle over the next 3 races to decide who the 4 drivers will be that will race for the 2017 Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series Championship at Homestead Miami FL.
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Next Tuesday the Xfinity Series will run it’s finale of the 2017 season to crown the Champion. The truck series will be in action in 2 weeks. As always be sure to tune into Off Camber TV to catch all the Truck Racing action LIVE!!!!!

“Magic Mike” Atkins Claims Magic Mile Victory

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(LOUDON, NH) Coming into the 4th week of the ASRS Short Track Pro-Series schedule, it has been Ty Hester and Jason Stewart with a leg up on the competition. Other drivers have led many lap and won races, but it has been the steady resolve of Hester and Stewart that have them atop the points standings. Jim Foose, Dominic Lee and Rex Hoyle rounded out the top 5 entering the 60 lap race at the Magic Mile, New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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It would be Michael Atkins Jr. laying early claim to the race with a pole run. Points leader Ty Hester started second followed by Dominic Lee, Stephen Pearce and Scott Smith. Michael Atkins would not have smooth sailing, the driver of the #44 employed an off sequence pit strategy that landed him far back in the field on a restart. He would receive damage in a restart stack-up and would be forced to pit under the next caution to repair the damage. The damage was not severe enough to keep him out of contention.

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Atkins made his way back up through the field, methodically passing cars on the inside and outside lines. He would not be denied in this one as he went on to win the race. Jason Stewart continued his strong season and finished in the runner-up position. Jared Mogard finished 3rd followed by Scott Smith and Ty Hester. Stewart’s runner-up finish was enough to take the points lead from Ty Hester.

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However, that points lead is as slim as they come. One point is the differential after 4 races. Collin Penn, Dominic Lee and Jared Mogard all find themselves in contention resting comfortably in the top 5.

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The season looks as if it is coming down to Ty Hester and Jason Stewart. Will their momentum continue? We will have to wait until the teams take to Myrtle Beach Speedway on October 11th!!

Mogard Wins to Advance at Iowa

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Twitchy Race Reports

(NEWTON, IA) After just a month off, the Xfinity Series was back in action at the Iowa Speedway for the Elimination Race to determine the 4 drivers who would compete for the 2017 Xfinity Series Championship.

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The evening’s actions saw 30 drivers make the show which was relatively clean for the most part. Only 6 yellows flew over the 125 lap event. Following qualifying it was Jared Mogard putting his #01 on the pole followed by Troy Haydt 2nd, Ty Hester 3rd, Alex Giese 4th, and Danny Rodgers rounded out the top 5.

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As mentioned there were 8 drivers looking to make the top 4 spots in the Playoff Standings to go race for a Championship in two weeks. The drivers included Sam Maxwell, Jonathan Holstein, Ty Hester, Jared Mogard, Jim Foose, Allan Young, Tom Giannini, and Jason Stewart. With the high stress of the playoff drivers trying to make the final four it would start out in dramatic fashion as point leader going into the event Sam Maxwell had mechanical issues which caused him to have to end the race after only 3 laps into the race.

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Maxwell dropping out early was huge in the way the standings took shape and cost Maxwell a shot at the championship. The race went green two different times and the event was dominated by Jared Mogard he would go on to win his 3rd Xfinity Race on the 2017 Season and his 20th career at ASRS. The rest of the top 5 were Devin Serra 2nd, Dominic Lee 3rd, Jason Stewart went from 19th to finish 4th, and lastly Tom Giannini went from 12th to finish 5th. As for the playoff drivers Stewart and Giannini used pit strategy to get themselves top 5 finishes finishing 4th and 5th respectively, Allan Young rallied from 18th to finish 8th, Ty Hester who was caught up in contact racing Danny Rodgers early ended up 13th, Jim Foose was caught speeding on pit road during green flag pit stops and ended up finishing 17th, Jonathan Holstein was caught up a crash and ended up 21st, and Sam Maxwell as stated before had mechanical issues resulting in a 30th place finish.

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The Playoff Standings the 4 drivers racing for a Championship will be Jared Mogard, Tom Giannini, Jason Stewart, and the 4th driver based off of a tie breaker is Ty Hester. Hester and Allan Young were tied in the points after Iowa but based on Wins Ty Hester gets the tiebreaker and makes the final 4 that will race for a championship.

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The Championship Race for the 2017 Xfinity Series is set to take place in two weeks October 17th from the Chicagoland Speedway for an 84 lap shootout to end the Xfinity Series for 2017. Stay tuned to see who is crowned the Champion!!!!

Pearce Breaks Through, Wins Lanier

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Written by: Tom Giannini

(BRASELTON, GA) It has been awhile since we have mentioned ASRS driver Stephen Pearce. At Lanier Speedway last night, that all would change. For the most part, the season has belonged to several dominant drivers. These drivers include some ASRS all-stars such as Ty Hester, Jared Mogard and Jason Stewart. Stewart, who hasn’t shown dominating speed, has quietly put together a stellar first two races in which he was able to enter Lanier sitting atop the points standings. Rex Hoyle was only one point behind Stewart and there was a three-way tie for 3rd with Michael Atkins, Ty Hester and Collin Penn all sitting 4 points off the leader.

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Travis Wright raised some eyebrows when he was the surprise pole winner. His speed in qualifying was no fluke either as he would lead 32 laps in dominating fashion until an incident relegated Wright to a DNF. Filling the void atop the leader board after Wright’s incident would be Stephen Pearce.

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Pearce would go on to lead a race-high 49 lap with the other 19 laps lead going to Ty Hester. The race would be marred with many hard crashes, at times seeing cars rolling down the front stretch. Following Stephen Pearce to the finish was Ty Hester in 2nd, Danny Rodgers in 3rd, Jared Mogard in 4th and Dominic Lee rounding out the top 5. Dominc Lee has quietly been having a strong season as the driver of the #18 sits 3rd in points.

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Ty Hester is your new points leader followed by Jason Stewart (-2). Dominic Lee and Jim Foose are tied for 3rd just 7 points out of the lead. Rex Hoyle rounds out your top 5 with just 8 points sitting between him and Ty Hester. The series rolls into New Hampshire next week for 60 laps at the Magic Mile.

Atkins Advances With Las Vegas Win

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Twitchy Race Reports
(LAS VEGAS, NV) Race #2 of the Playoffs took place tonight at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in which 37 drivers made the trip for a shot at the 36 truck starting field. In qualifying it would be Troy Haydt start on the pole followed by Michael Atkins Jr 2nd, Dominic Lee 3rd, Mitch Brown 4th, and Michael Chrobok rounded out the top 5.

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With only two yellow flag periods for a total of only eight laps there was a lot of green flag racing with green flag pit stops also in the mix. The race saw Michael Atkins Jr lead the most laps leading 45 of them. After a cycle of green flag stops that started with roughly 23 to go it seen Michael Atkins Jr hang on and cruise to his 6th Career ASRS Victory. Not only was this a big win for Atkins but as a playoff driver he has now punched his ticket into the 2nd round of the playoffs which will start in 3 weeks. Following Atkins was Nick Kohan who has been the hottest driver in ASRS as of late finishing 2nd, Sam Maxwell went from 18th to 3rd, Tom Giannini finished 4th, and rounding out the top 5 was Tim Knott who cruised from his 20th starting position.

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Playoff contenders finished as follows Michael Atkins Jr won, Devin Serra 9th, Allan Young 12th, Jason Stewart 17th, Jim Foose 18th, Mitch Brown 22nd, Brad Cross 27th after being involved in a wreck, and Jonathan Holstein was a no show tonight ruining his chances at being the 2017 Champion. As for the point standings Michael Atkins goes to the top of the standings with his Win that advances him to the 2nd round. Devin Serra sits second -11 points,Allan Young in 3rd -22 points, Mitch Brown in 4th -25 points, Jason Stewart in 5th also -25 points,  Brad Cross in 6th, the final transfer position -26 points,  Jim Foose in 7th -37 points and -11 from the cut line, and Jonathan Holstein in 8th -60 points, 34 points behind the cut line.

Next week the SMC Truck Series is off as the Xfinity Series will run its elimination race which will set the final four drivers that will compete to see who will be the 2017 Xfinity Series Champion. So be sure to check out Off Camber TV in 2 WEEKS when the SMC Truck Series is back in action to see who the 6 drivers are that will advance to the 2nd round of the Playoffs to see who will go to Homestead to do battle for the 2017 Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series Championship.