Larson, Allgaier discuss Aero Package at Pocono

After the exciting Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway, Kyle Larson and Justin Allgaier talked to the media about what they noticed with the new aero package in effect for the 2017 NXS season and how it was different at Pocono then at any other track they had visited this season. Larson told reporters that “Pocono has had the biggest difference out of any of the tracks we have visited this year from what I have felt.” He said that this race seemed to have slower entry speed into the corners.

Allgaier agreed that he had to back up the corner entry from what he did the last time the series visited the Tricky Triangle.

When asked about his car at the end of the race, Larson said that he was trying to carry less momentum to allow the closing drivers to get in his dirty air to hold them at bay till the end of the race. He had began to face tight conditions and said the only way to keep the others behind him was to affect their cars as well. Allgaier was able to slip by Larson at the end to claim 2nd, as Keselowski would take home the win. With his 2nd place finish, Allgaier was also able to take over the points lead from Elliott Sadler, leading him by 1 point.

As for tomorrows Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race, Larson said he honestly doesn’t know what to expect when it comes to pit strategy. He said you can expect to see possibly 3 or more strategies in place between different teams as was seen in the Xfinity race today.

Jones doubles down at Wake County

(Raleigh, NC) Goldsboro native Clay Jones had to start the first 30 Lap feature of the night from the 4th position after struggling in qualifying with an ill handling car. The late models would be the first division of the night to race which did not give the team a lot of time to adjust on the car. Zachary Marks would lead the field to the green flag alongside Alex Fleming who qualified 2nd followed by Dylon Wilson in 3rd.

Marks would continue to lead until problems occurred on his #17 machine which resulted in him finishing 9th in the first twin race of the night. This would result in Alex Fleming taking over the lead. As the race continued Jones managed to work his way around Wilson and Fleming to take home the first Twin 30 race of the night.

After the race, officials determined that there would be a 5 car invert for the second race.

This resulted in Cory Walker starting on the point alongside Stephen Ford starting in 2nd. Walker would stay out front for the first handful of laps until he came under pressure from Fleming. The field continued to be shuffled around after a contact filled race. Jones reeled in Fleming towards the end of the race and make a late race pass around him. Jones would go on to win his 4th race of the season and extend his points lead over Alex Fleming and Dylon Wilson. Wake County will be back in action June 23rd.

Race #1 Results

  1. Clay Jones
  2. Dylon Wilson
  3. Alex Fleming
  4. Stephen Ford
  5. Cory Walker
  6. Kevin Jefferys
  7. Sammy Pacitti
  8. Bobby Morris
  9. Zachary Marks

Race #2 Results

  1. Clay Jones
  2. Alex Fleming
  3. Dylon Wilson
  4. Sammy Pacitti
  5. Cory Walker
  6. Stephen Ford
  7. Kevin Jefferys
  8. Zachary Marks
  9. Bobby Morris

602 Mods set to Visit Ace in 2017

The all new 602 Tour Modified Series which formed the year will visit yet another new track in the 2017 Season. The series will be visiting Ace Speedway (Altamahaw, NC) which has recently changed ownership and now in the hands of Jason Turner. The series will visited the 4/10 mile oval on September 1st. The track hosted it’s first race of the season back on May 19th and saw great success with great car counts along with a larger than expected fan attendance. The track always produces great racing action and I wouldn’t expect ant different on the night of September 1st.

The Series as of now will include 4 races…

Wake County Speedway – Friday, July 28th

Ace Speedway – Friday, Sept. 1st

Carteret Co. Speedway – Sat, October 28th

Franklin Co. Speedway – Sun, Nov. 12th

The races at Carteret and Franklin County will also include the 602 Limited Series which is currently led by Robbie Brewer (99 pts.) and Rock Harris (94 pts.) both of which having wins so far in the 2017 season.

For more Details visit 602Tour.com or FB.com/OfficialAceSpeedway

Wallace to make cup debut while Xfinity team suspends operations

Roush Fenway Racing announced that it will suspend operations of the No. 6 Xfinity team after this weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway.

The move comes with Darrell Wallace Jr. taking over the No. 43 Cup ride until Aric Almirola returns from injuries suffered in a crash last month at Kansas Speedway. Also, Roush Fenway Racing did not have sponsorship of the No. 6 Xfinity car beyond this weekend.

Roush Fenway Racing stated in a release that the team and Wallace will continue to evaluate any potential opportunities to run Xfinity races this season.

Wallace is fourth in the points heading into Saturday’s race at Pocono. With Wallace out, it will create an opportunity for another driver to make the Xfinity playoffs.

After Pocono, Roush will field only the No. 16 Xfinity team of Ryan Reed of which is sponsored by Lilly Diabetics.

Peters secures new ride for Texas

Former Red Horse Racing driver Timothy Peters has secured a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride for next Friday night’s Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway driving the No. 99 Chevrolet for MDM Racing.

Peters will be reunited with former RHR crew chief Shane Huffman who oversees MDM’s truck series program. Last year, Peters and Huffman tallied eight top-five and 16 top-10 finishes and was one of the final four championship contenders at Homestead-Miami Speedway – finishing ninth and earning fourth place in the final championship standings.

In 13 years of competition in Trucks, Peters has has 235 career starts, 10 wins, 57 top-five and 121 top-10 finishes. At Texas, he has 18 starts with one top five and five top-10 finishes with an average finish of 14.3. He was tied for 5th position in points heading into Dover but has now dropped due to missing the event.

Burbage wins in Dominating fashion at ECMS

Article By: Josh Parrish

(Robersonville, NC) Thomas Burbage out of Washington, NC sat on the pole for the 4th time in the 2017 Race Season with a time of 15.165 at East Carolina Motor Speedway (ECMS) located in Robersonville, NC. Tyler Matthews clocked in 2nd with a time of 15.275 followed by Wesley Johnson in 3rd with a 15.326.

The 50 Lap feature produced great racing throughout the field by at the front it was the Thomas Burbage show. In the early stages of the race Burbage has to fend off challenges from Tyler Matthews, but at around lap 8 suspension problems plagued the #63 of Matthews causing him to stop on the backstretch and bring out the first yellow of the race. Matthews would go on to lose 2 laps after repairs.

After the race was back underway Burbage would pull away from Wesley Johnson and Jeff Shifflet. Tyler Matthews had motor issues after getting back on track after his early incident which ultimately resulted in a last place finish. The race would continue to run green until Lap 30 when the #33 of Ryan Haddock spun through the grass off turn 4.

The field was reset with just 20 laps to go, and from there Burbage would leave the field in dominating fashion while there was tons of hard racing behind him. Burbage would go on to claim his 2nd win of the season by leading all 50 laps of the event.

 

Late Model Results:

1. Thomas Burbage #9

2. Wesley Johnson #12

3. Jeff Shifflet #01

4. Louis White #7

5. Kenneth Mercer #25

6. Ryan Haddock #33

7. Chris Burns #19

8. Tyler Matthews #63

Snider with new sponsor ahead of Kentucky Race

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today that Liberty Tax Service will sponsor Myatt Snider for three races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season.

Snider, a native of Charlotte, N.C., will drive the No. 51 Liberty Tax Service Tundra at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta on July 6, Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth on Nov. 3 and the season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Nov. 17 as part of his eight-race schedule with KBM this season.

The 22-year-old driver has made three career NCWTS starts, including a 10th-place finish for KBM in the 2017 season-opening event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. He recently picked up a victory in the CARS Late Model Stock Tour portion of the U.S. Short Track Nationals at famed Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Snider put his name on the national motorsports map in May of 2016 when he led 35 laps en route to victory in his ARCA Racing Series debut at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway.

Last year, Liberty Tax prepared over two million individual income tax returns in more than 4,000 offices and online. Liberty Tax Service CEO John Hewitt sees value in utilizing NASCAR’s platform to continue growth.

“We are excited about becoming a NASCAR sponsor,” said Hewitt. “We know how dedicated the fans are to the drivers and sponsors, and we want them to know that great customer service awaits them at Liberty Tax Service. This service is one of the factors that helps to make us one of the leading brands in the tax industry.”

“The Liberty Tax Service mission is to…Set the standard, improve each day and have some fun!” Snider said. “Funny, that sounds a whole lot like my own personal mission statement. I challenge myself each day to become a better race car driver, just like Liberty Tax strives year-round to help people in the communities they serve. I’m proud to represent a brand who challenges themselves to improve daily.”

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