5-14 - Race 1 of season 5 is in the books and what a race we had. It seems like we picked up where we left off at last season. Other than the low truck count it couldn't have been better.
Austin Ward of Devil Dog Racing took the pole with a time of 22.084. Nearly a full 2 tenths faster than the second place qualifier. All trucks posted a Q time.
When the green fell it would be the outside pole sitter Jerry Glenn of Jerry Glenn Racing who would take the lead for the first 5 laps. Then it would be Doc Stout of Wonder Bread Racing who would take the lead and lead for a total of 75 laps. Just prior to pit stops Russ Boisvert of Wonder Bread Racing would take the lead and who would also take the checkers by a full 7+ seconds. Ryan Lange also of Wonder Bread Racing come home in P-2 and Demarco Starks of Ebony and Ivory Racing would round out our top 3.
There were 0 cautions and no post race reviews. But there is one thing I need to make clear. Our teams are made up of no more than 3 drivers. Each team has a place for their own TS channel. If you want to talk to someone in another team then set up a whisper channel for those people. The responsibility of making sure that only your team members are in your teamspeak channel is the Team Owner. Any infractions on this matter will be dealt out to the entire team. So set a whisper channel and you'll have no issues.
Next week we will for the first time ever take the truck series to COTA in Austin Tx. It is a tricky track to say the least. We will as normal have our Saturday and Sunday night practice/race sessions there so I hope y'all can come out and run with us.
I will get all the points updated today. The team standings and the qualifying standings will be on the website, the drivers standings are on our league page.
Hope y'all have a great week end and I'll see ya on track.
ace 1 of season 5 is in the books and what a race we had. It seems like we picked up where we left off at last season. Other than the low truck count it couldn't have been better.
Austin Ward of Devil Dog Racing took the pole with a time of 22.084. Nearly a full 2 tenths faster than the second place qualifier. All trucks posted a Q time.
When the green fell it would be the outside pole sitter Jerry Glenn of Jerry Glenn Racing who would take the lead for the first 5 laps. Then it would be Doc Stout of Wonder Bread Racing who would take the lead and lead for a total of 75 laps. Just prior to pit stops Russ Boisvert of Wonder Bread Ra 7-25
With all but one race remaining we have settled a couple things. But first let's recap Iracing Superspeedway.
Dan Fowlie took the top qualifying spot with a time of 49.101 that was a tenth and a half faster than the outside pole sitter Wes Dobbs.
When the rag fell Fowlie would lead for one lap before Joe Wewer would take the lead and never look back. Very early in the race someone lost control of their truck and took out a whole lot of good trucks. I really don't understand why anyone would have their truck so hrad to handle that they couldn't drive it but they did. Anyway, Joe Wewer would take the victory and Wes Dobbs would come home in 2nd place followed by Richard Malugani of Hideaway Motorsports would round out our top 3.
In our season's last race race we will do battle at Phoenix Raceway. It will be in the afternoon 2:40pm. So it will be a hot track. Be prepared. All of our championships have been decided and the money has been paid out. If you got in the money then good job. If not then we'll need to try harder next season.
Just a reminder, that if you haven't paid next seasons registration yet don't forget it is required before the start of next season. I will wait til the day before the season starts to remove the drivers who have not paid. But if on the Wednesday before Season6 starts you have not paid you will be removed from the league. If you think that what we have been doing for the past 2 years is not worth 10 dollars then remove yourself. You may pay with iracing credits, but if you do, and next season you get into the money, you will be paid in iracing credits. It is up to you.
I will be posting things more often now trying to get everyone up speed on some changes to our race night proceedure's for next season. They won't be many but their will be some.
Remember we will be hosting a practice/race session tonight at 8:30pm eastern for next weeks race. I hope y'all are able to make it out and run with us. See ya on track.
Race number 10 is over and with 2 races remaining in season5 some things are becoming clear. Although the drivers championship is all but decided we still have a couple things to settle. But before I get into that let's recap our race at New Hampshire "The Magic Mile"
Russ Boisvert took the top qualifying spot with a time of 30.379. He was nearly 2 tenths faster than the outside front row starter of Perry Snelson who ran a lap time of 30.559. New comer Wes Dobbs took the 3rd qualifying spot with a time of 30.587.
when the race started however Russ would not stay out front for long (9 laps) before Perry Snelson would claim the top spot for a total of 65 laps. Snelson would lose control of his ride and spin off turn 2 which would pretty much end his bid for the win. During that first caution Glenn would bring his number 98 down pit road to top off, and it would prove to be a huge decision later on.
Jimmy Babbs would battle back from several seconds down all the way back to P-2 before the laps would run out on his bid for the win. Babbs would lead 14 laps during our race.
When the checkered flag feel it would be Jerry Glenn holding on to the top spot with Jimmy Babb finishing in P-2 while I would round out our top 3.
It was a very good race I thought, with only 3 cautions for a total of 11 laps. Thank you to our series sponsor for stepping up with the pay out for that event. I think I speak for all of us when I say that Martin we greatly appreciate it. It kinda put a little pep in every ones step. Thank you again Martin and SRT.
Next week we will travel to Chemsford Ma. and the Iracing Superspeedway. I know that some folks don't like the speed of the big tracks and thats ok. I don't like the boredom of dirt racing but I do it. So don't be a premadona, step out of your comfort zones, you may find that those tracks aint as bad as you thought. Especially when you put the time in on those tracks like you do on the tracks you like.
The points are all updated and the standing are all pretty clear. The qualifying championship will go down to the wire as predicted, but the drivers and the team championships are all but done.
Good morning drivers hope y'all are doing well. Race 9 of season5 is over and it brought some new faces to the front for sure.
Dan Fowlie took all of our lunch money at Knoxville. He took the top qualifying spot by nearly a full 10th over outside pole sitter James Babb. He then went on to lead every single lap on his way to his first ever league victory. Before the race I spoke with Dan and he said he was struggling around the dirt track and he was hoping to stay out of every bodies way. Well, I think you did a fine job of that Mr. Fowlie. Great job. Another face we haven't seen too much of lately was Jerry Glenn who wound up P-2 and Ryan Lange rounded out our top 3. So at Knoxville the privateer teams bested the multi car teams at the front of the field.
We ran 100 laps with only 3 cautions. I know that sounds like a lot,(and it is kinda for us) But the truth of the matter is that I doubt if any of the official races have seen that many green flag laps.
Next week we travel to Loudon, NH and the 1 mile oval that is New Hampshire Motor Speedway. I hope y'all will be able to make it out and run with us. I will take this time to remind all drivers that if you don't run with us this season you will be removed from the league following our last race of season5. If you don't wanna race fine, remove yourself. No hard feeling here. But we will not carry inactive drivers on our roster for very long. The choice is yours.
Happy Independence Day.
We are at the 2/3's mark in this season and I have to say that we are all getting better. Maybe not at the same rate, but I see definite improvement in us all as a group.
Race 8 is over and except for qualifying it was more of the same. Chris Stewart grabbed the pole position with a time of 30.617, 2 1/100ths faster than outside pole sitter Jerry Glenn. Great laps guys. When the rag dropped Stewart would take off and lead the first 15 laps of the event. But mechanical issues would cause the number 49 to retire early. Jerry Glenn had a 9 lap stint at the front before yours truly would lead til green flag pit stops. After the pit cycle the 62 found himslef back at the front, only to be ran down and past by the 1 of Russ Boisvert. In total the 62 was out front for 26 circuits, 2nd to Russ's 30 laps lead. When the checkers fell it would be Russ taking the win, with Doc Stout coming home in 2nd followed by James Babbs in 3rd.
Our race only had 1 caution and went by pretty quickly. I have to again apologize for messing up the session. The extra time in practice actually allowed one driver to race who probably wouldn't have otherwise. As far as the qualifying, well my bad. But it was the same for everyone. I would ask that in the future that y'all as drivers take a look at our schedule on the league session page and double check me. I am far from perfect and I mess up every day. Please check behind me and keep me honest.
All points are up to date.
Well the 2nd half of season5 is underway and it would appear the Russ is picking up where he left off. He once again gained max. points with the win at Pocono. The fact that we went caution free again didn't matter to Russ. He was gone.
Russ took the pole position with a time of 54.132, which was a quarter second faster than the 2nd place qualifier Dan Fowlie.
When the green flag flew he set sail and was gone. He lead til the round of pit stops started where Martin Bourque was able to lead a lap which was his first lap lead in the Contender Series. Good job Martin. After the pit stops Russ set sail again and was gone. He took the checkered flag by a little over 7 seconds in front of yours truly. James Babb bought his ride home in 3rd to round out thye top 3.
Next week we head to Julette Il. and the Chicagoland Speedway. I will have a practicve/race session tonight at 8:30pm.(Sunday 27th) I hope y'all can make it out and run with us.
Before I go I want to take a minute to thank each of you who have been racing for the continued commitment to our league. Without y'all we have no league. There are s0ome members who will not be members following this season. That is ok, we will replace them with drivers who want to race, and who will show up on raceday. Y'all have a great 4th of July and I'll see you on track.
Good afternoon drivers. I hope y'all are doing well. I'm sorry I haven't posted in the past couple weeks, but I've had alot going on. At least I'm still showing up to race. As you all probably know we are half way through our 5th season. And as far as I'm concerned, it has already been a success. I also know that it is going to be interesting coming down the stretch.
Our last race at Nashville turned out to be more of the same. By that I mean it was a Russ Boisvert show. He took the pole position with a time of 30.122. Which was nearly a full tenthy faster than the number 2 qualifier. He then lead all but 2 laps in the race. WOW!!! Great job Russ. If that don't motivate us to all do better, then I don't know what will. He has been flat bustin g our collective A$$'s.
James Babb was able to bring his ride home in 2nd place and Demarco Starkes rounded out our top 3. With their 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishes Ebony and Ivory was able to make up some ground on Wonder Bread Racing in the Team Championship. In order to overcome the lead that Wonder Bread has they will need to do that every week and hope the leaders have some issues. I'm sure it will come down to the end of the season.
Next week we will head to the Pocono Mountains and the "Tricky Triangle" I hope that all will have a good race. I also hope that those drivers who have so far not been able to run can make it. I understand that things do come up from time to time, but when something is ALWAYS coming up on race day.... well it just don't seem to me that you're all that interested in racing with us. All that will be addressed at end of season. Yall have a great day and I'll see ya on track.
Good morning drivers. Hope y'all are all doing well. Our Iowa race is in the books and once again we went caution free. It was a long race and at the end I know I was worn out.
Russ Boisvert was the man up front all night as the rest of the field did their best to keep pace. But no one even came close. Russ gained max points to again move into a tie atop the drivers standings with team mate Ryan Lange. He also lead all but 3 laps in a complete destruction of the competition. Perry Snelson of Ebony and Ivory managed to bring his ride home in P-2 while Wonder Bread Racing team mate Ryan Lange rounded out our top 3.
On the strength of Wonder Bread Racing's 3 of the top 5 finishers they also extended their team points lead over 2nd place Ebony and Ivory. The points will more than likely come down to the very end before we'll know who our season5 champ will be.
Next week we head to the state of Texas again. This time to the Ft. Worth area and the Texas Motor Speedway. We will also return to our normal 1 extra set of tires so keep that in mind as you start to get ready for our race there.
That's all for now. Y'all have a good week end and have fun. And don't forget we'll have a practice/race session on Saturday and Sunday night ay 8:30 pm eastern. See ya on track.
Good afternoon drivers. I want to apologize for the poor write up I did on our race at COTA. I had some dental work done on Friday and was out of sorts when I did the write up. I will correct that now.
So, although I won the race, there was some other notable achievements that are worthy of mentioning. Austin Ward of Devil Dog Racing qualified 2nd and finished second. And Demarco Starks owner of Ebony and Ivory qualified 3rd and finished 4th. Ryan Lange of Wonder Bread Racing failed to post a qualifying time but managed to race his way to a solid P-3 finish.
Riding on the back of Demarco Starks' the Ebony and Ivory racing team have taken over the lead in the team standings. Good job to all those guys. And with his second front row start in as many races Austin Ward of Devil Dog Racing has taken the lead of the qualifying standings. Great job Austin. And by some fluke of nature I have assumed the drivers points lead. Again great job to all the drivers who ran the race. All of our points battles are really close at the moment and I don't expect that to change for the remainder of the season.
I hope I haven't left anything out. If I have I'm sure I'll be told about it and that is a good thing.
Good afternoon drivers. Hope y'all are doing well and keeping out of trouble. Race number 2 of season5 is in the books. And although it wasn't a popular event it is over.
First of all I want to thank everyone who ran the race. Even though you didn't care for the track you gentlemen got it done. And I want y'all to know that I did notice and I do appreciate it. COTA was a track that very few if any were comfortable with. Yet you still showed up and raced. I hope that going forward I can continue to do things that will make each of you uncomfortable from time to time.
Now for the race recap. The 62 truck took the pole, lead every lap and ran the fastest lap of the race. Team Ebony and Ivory took the team standings lead. Good job Demarco, Jimmy and Perry.
The points are all updated. The drivers points can be seen on our league page in the iracing directory. The team standings and qualifying standing can be seen on the website on the team page.
We will have a practice/race session tonight at 8:30pm eastern. If you can come on out and run with us. If you can't make it tonight no worries. We will do the same event tomorrow night.
Good afternoon drivers. Hope y'all are doing well and keeping out of trouble. Just wanted to review a couple things before we hit the track this week at COTA.
The track is as you all already know, is different from anything we have raced before. It is a very tricky layout. It is a combination of some very long straightaways, some really slow corners and some corners that are fairly quick. On top of all that the track is huge.(3.427 miles around) All that with one set of tires will be a challenge for all.
I know there are some who don't like road courses no matter what track it is. That's ok. And there are some who just don't like challenges. But it is what it is, it's the same for everyone. Keep in mind, that (per the message on 5-12) you must complete 50% of the laps to get full points for the team. Anything less than 18 laps completed and you will only receive 50% points. (for the team only)
If you should go off track remember you do not have the right of way to re-enter the racing surface. Do not just pull out in front of the other drivers who are still on track. That's pretty basic.
I think that about covers it. I'm looking forward to seeing y'all on track and good luck to you all.
Race 1 of season 5 is in the books and what a race we had. It seems like we picked up right where we left off last season. Other than the low truck count it couldn't have been better.
Austin Ward of Devil Dog Racing took the pole with a time of 22.084. Nearly 2 tenths faster than the second place qualifier. All trucks posted a Q time.
When the green slag waved it would be privateer Jerry Glenn who would take the lead for the first 5 laps. Then it would be Doc Stout of Wonder Bread Racing who would take the lead and stay out front for 75 laps. Just prior to pit stops Russ Boisvert of Wonder Bread Racing would take the lead and stay out front for 45 laps. He would take the checkers by a full 7 seconds. Ryan Lang also of Wonder Bread Racing would come home in the 2nd position and Demarco Starks of Ebony and Ivory Racing would round out our top 3. There were 0 cautions and no post race reviews. But there is one thing I need to make clear. Our teams are made up of 3 drivers per team max. Each team has a place for their own TS channel. If you want to talk to someone on another team then set up a whisper channel for those people. The responsibility of making sure that only your team is in your channel is the team owner. Any infractions on this matter will be dealt out to the entire team. So set a whisper channel and you'll have no issues.
Next week we will for the first time ever take the truck series to COTA in Austin,Tx. It is a tricky track to say the least. We will as normal have our Saturday and Sunday night practice/race sessions there so I hope y'all can come out and run some with us. I will get the points updated today. The team standings and the qualifying standings will be on the website. The drivers standings are on our iracing league page.
Hope y'all have a great week end. I'll see ya on track. 5-12 Oh, I forgot a couple more things. I have spoken with the team owners of our multi-truck teams about our post race reviews. I want to also say that 2 drivers of our solo teams will also be picked to sit in on any review that may come up tomorrow night. These two solo drivers will rotate each week. So every driver at some point will sit on on our reviews.
And on the team points. A driver must complete 50% of the scheduled laps in order to receive full points for their team. If a driver does not complete 50% of the laps they will only receive half points. That is for the team championship ONLY. Driver points and qualifying points will not be affected.
Good afternoon drivers. Hope y'all are doing well. We are 3 days from our first race of Season5. So I thought I'd go over some reminders, just to make sure all drivers are in full compliance on Thursday night
- Remember to have the proper number on your truck. ( wrong number=0 points)
-Remember our servers go up at 8:30 pm eastern.
-Remember to be in our teamspeak and race server before it switches from practice to qualifying.
-Remember, we only have 30 minutes of practice before qualifying this season.
-Remember, to always take responsibility foe your actions.( Although all or most multi-truck incidents will be reviewed post race, if it's your fault own it in race and no review will be required. If no one owns it and upon review it is determined that it was your fault you will receive a penalty.) Any points penalty received post race will be deducted "Before" team points are tallied.
-Remember, although fault will not be assigned during a race, "ALL" rules still apply.
-Remember, a single truck yellow will get an EOL.
-Remember, our weather is updated everyday til Wed. it will be locked in 24 hours prior to our race time.
That is all I can think of at the moment. If I have forgotten something please let me know. I am excited to get the season going and look forward to racing against you all. See ya on track.
Good afternoon drivers. I hope y'all are doing well and staying safe. We are doing good here in the hills and hollows of south central Va.
As we get closer to the start of season5 ( 2 wks from today) I want to go over a couple things. If y'all have been to the website in the last few days, you've probably noticed a new " Team " tab at the top of our homepage. I have added all the team names and driver rosters for each team. Although I ask several times, only a few actually followed directions and gave me the requested information. In all other cases I issued the team name. If the name given to a team is unacceptable then it's your own fault. You can PM me if you would like a name change and I'll see what I can do.
I also want to let y'all know how the team points will be tallied. A team's total points for a race will consist of the point's that each team driver is awarded for that race. So team points is a total of all points awarded to the drivers of that team for a race. Team mates are very important.
Next, I want to go over the qualifying points. This will be very basic. The top 5 in qualifying will receive points according to where they qualify. P-1=5pts, P-2=4pts P-3=3pts, P-4=2pts and P-5+1pt. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season will get a trophy. I hope this is clear enough. We will no longer be required to qualify, but you won't get Q points if you don't. It's up to y'all.
That's all for now. We will as normal have our practice/race sessions this weekend. We will do battle in Darlington, S.C. Our servers will launch at 8:30pm eastern each night. Hope y'all can make it out and get ahead start on next weeks official races. See ya on track.
4-19 Good afternoon drivers. Hope y'all are all doing well. Just a couple things to touch on today with y'all.
The new teamspeak pass word is VCS50. No dots, no spaces and no under scores. We chang the pass word after each season so that drivers who have been removed can not join in TS and cause any kind of issue. Y'all will have to change your TS pass word in order to join our TS.
The dead line for team's registered is this Friday the 23rd. If I haven't received your team names and a drivers roster by then I'll just give you your team name for a solo team. ( Doc Stout Racing as an example) It's all good by me.
Since for whatever reason, I am having a difficult time getting the replica made for our Season4 champ Bryant Ward. Next season I will be giving trophies to our three champions. I really liked the replica's as our trophy. But since no one seems to be able or willing to deliver what they say, I will not be held hostage by a bunch of false advertisements. It is not fair to the driver or to us as a league. If any of y'all know someone who will do a custom replica in a reasonable amount of time then please PM me the info.
In less than a month we will be back in action with our season opener at Dover.I am looking forward to getting back on track with y'all.
I'll talk to y'all again soon. I'm excited to see all the team names and the drivers who will be racing with each team. Then I can finalize our CRB( competition review board) They will be the ones who will review any incidents that may need to be reviewed post race.
See ya on track
P.S. Happy 420 Doc 4/11
Good afternoon drivers. Hope y'all are doing well and keeping out of trouble.
I have several things to go over with y'all, but I'll split it up over a couple days so this won't turn into a book.
First thing is our new time for our league races. We will, starting season5, open our race servers at 8:30pm eastern time. We will also only have a 30 minute practice prior to qualifying starting. This should put our races finishing a lot earlier. Our week end sessions will continue to have an hour of practice.
The second thing is team rosters. At the moment we have 4 teams that have messaged me with their team names and a list of the drivers who are on them. You do still have about 12 days before the deadline to get them to me.( April 23rd ) I would ask y'all to make your decisions and message the info to me. Please don't wait till the last minute.
The third thing in this updates this. As you all know this is a free to run league. I am however gonna offer anyone who would like to, the opportunity to help sponsor one or more of our 3 championships next season. For the team or our qualifying championship the cost will be 50.00. The drivers championship will be 100.00. Or you could sponsor the whole season and all championships for 200.00. For that you will get naming rights for that championship, input on how the points will tallied. This is just an offer and is in no way required.
That is all for today. I will be posting more updates as we get closer to our start of season5. See y'all on track.
Good afternoon drivers, hope y'all are taking advantage of our off season, I know I am.
I have looked over this past season and jotted down a few facts that I thought y'all may find interesting.
Over our 12 week season we had a total of 18 cautions
979 was the total number of laps we ran
1291.32 was the total miles we ran
8 was total number of drivers who captured the pole in qualifying
4 drivers were tied with 2 pole positions
4 was the total number of different drivers to visit victory lane.
I thought these were pretty cool. Just wanted to pass them along to y'all.
If you haven't given me your team name and roster by now just a heads up, I will want all of them by April 23rd. This should give everyone plenty of time to get their teams organized as far as who is on who's team.
This week end I will be hosting practice/race sessions for next weeks official events. I think that is Chicagoland. The sessions will launch at 9pm eastern with 1 hour practice followed by a short race. I hope y'all can make it out and run with us.