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.
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.
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.