TWITCHY RACE REPORTS
(ROCKINGHAM, NC) Race #9 for the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series as part of the ASRS leagues headed to the Rockingham Speedway for 100 laps of racing action. The night’s actions would see a return of the #01 after a two week suspension that was handed down after the Super Late Model event at the Lucas Oil Speedway.
The night saw thirty-one drivers make the trip to compete and get a step closer to a playoff spot in the standings. The race see eight caution flag periods for thirty-one laps with only two leaders and one lead change. Qualifying seen a bit of an “upset” happen as Kris Titus would put his #25 Maxxed Out Motorsports ride on the pole of the event with Jonathan Holstein 2nd, Alex Giese 3rd, Jared Mogard 4th, and Robby Baskins rounded out the top 5. As mentioned there was only two leaders Kris Titus lead the first five laps of the event before giving way to fellow teammate Jared Mogard who would go on to lead the remaining ninety-five laps.
The race saw a nice green run in the middle stages of the event before having a caution filled period during the last forty laps of the race. Mogard would have to fend off Tom Giannini on the last handful of restarts and would do just that. When the checkers flew it would be Mogard making a statement in his return to action to grab his 17th career Win with the ASRS league and his first of the 2017 SMC Truck Series.
We caught up with Mogard and he had this to say following the win “We had a good truck and got to the lead early and never looked back. We could have gone without the last 5 or so restarts but were able to fend off challenges from the #33 and #41 there to grab the Win. Just got to thank all my sponsors RHRswag.com, Twitchy Race Reports, Mountain Dew, Pepsi/Captain Morgan, and of course Maxxed Out Motorsports for the awesome equipment to compete in weekly.”
The rest of the top 5 were Allan Young 2nd, Tom Giannini 3rd, Mitchell Brown 4th from his 21st starting spot, and Justin Vaughn finishing 5th. The top 8 drivers after Race #9 with only 9 races to go before the Playoffs start are as followed. Jim Foose continues to be your point leader over Brad Cross who is now in 2nd, Sam Maxwell 3rd, Jason Stewart 4th, Jonathan Holstein fell 3 spots to 5th, Allan Young gained 3 spots to move to 6th, Michael Atkins Jr. 7th, and Robby Baskins moved up 2 spots to sit in the final spot in 8th.
The SMC Truck Series is off next week as it is iRacing’s Week 13. The Truck Series returns to action in 2 weeks June 13th from the Gateway Oval for the Staples CAD Tech 100 an 80 lap event. Be sure to tune into Off Camber TV on Youtube to see who gets a step closer to battling for a Championship.