(LOUDON, NH) The Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series was in action for Race #1 of the 2017 Playoffs. 32 drivers made the trip to New Hampshire Speedway to do battle for 88 laps. The race would be a caution filled event seeing 10 caution flags for 40 laps nearly half the race. In qualifying it would be Jake Douglas sitting on the pole with Jonathan Holstein 2nd, Devin Serra 3rd, Mitchell Brown 4th, and Tom Giannini rounded out the top 5.
Early in the race it sawJake Douglas drive from the pole to lead the first 30 laps of the event. However Douglas would encounter trouble as the race went on spinning out putting himself toward the back of the pack. This would open the door as Devin Serra would lead the race for 9 laps before giving way to Nicholas Kohan who would go on to lead the final 44 laps of the event.
Kohan would cruise to the Win in the first playoff race meaning that it will still be the top 6 drivers in the standings going to round 2 after the 3rd race of the playoffs. This would be Kohan’s 12th Career ASRS Victory in what’s been a very dominant return to ASRS competition. The top 5 looked like this behind race winner Kohan it was Michael Chrobok who finished 2nd from his 20th starting spot, Devin Serra 3rd, Dominic Lee 4th, and Brad Cross 5th from his 12th starting spot. As for the playoff drivers they finished pretty solid for the most part. Devin Serra lead the playoff drivers finishing 3rd, Brad Cross 5th, Mitchell Brown 6th, Michael Atkins 7th, Allan Young 10th, Jason Stewart 12th, Jim Foose 19th, and Jonathan Holstein 28th.
As for the point standings after Race #1 of the Playoffs and #20 of the season it’s Brad Cross atop the standings leading by 3 points over Devin Serra in 2nd, -4 points to Mitchell Brown in 3rd, -5 points to Michael Atkins Jr in 4th, -9 points to Jason Stewart in 5th, -11 points over Allan Young in 6th, -20 points over Jim Foose in 7th, and -28 points over Jonathan Holstein.
Next week the Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a 73 lap event for Race #2 of the 2017 Playoffs. Be sure to tune in next week and for the remainder of the playoffs at Off Camber TV to see who is crowned the 2017 Sam Maxwell Customs Truck Series Champion.