Rob Partridge won at Phoenix on Friday 12/20 in the GTRL Winter Cup Series. Long green-flag runs, lots of passing, and many different strategies. This race had one caution on lap 63 of 150. Drivers could use 5 sets of tires and most used every set, but Rob Partridge stayed out saving fuel and tires to take the win on fumes. John Richards finished 2nd by taking two tires on the last stop. Third place finisher Cobb and several other drivers had to fight back from pit-road speeding penalties. This was a great sim race.
Jason Cotterill won at Daytona on Tuesday 12/17 in the NSR ARCA Tuesday Thunder 3 Series. Congrats to Cottie for the hard fought win at Daytona. You were
the man to beat. Although we ended up being a small group for the last
ARCA car race, the pack never got divided and the fight was on for 65
laps non stop. Great job by all drivers. Congrats also to Brian Kenney
that takes the Tuesday Thunder Championship, followed by yours truly and
Floyd Broadley in 3rd place. It was definitely a fun series, but driver
numbers were just not there anymore to continue this adventure. As you
might know, this was our last race in the ARCA car as the server will
not be renewed next month due to low driver numbers and lack of funds.
Sad for sure, but like I said in the email, you will find great racing
at GTRL on Monday nights in the trucks and Friday nights in the cars.
You are all welcome to race over there. Also the Sunday morning Early
Birds Trucks Series will go on as usual thanks to the support of the
guys at GTRL. Thanks to all for all your support through the years. Have
a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Tuesday nights and Thursday
nights in the new year will be devoted to doing a bit of iRacing.
Tryphon Davis won at Darlington on Monday 12/16 in the GTRL Winter Truck Series. The top three pulled out to a good lead in this caution free race. John Richards sat on the pole and led to the first pit stop, but a mistake entering pit road handed the reins over to Tim Miller and Tryphon Davis. They were joined by Paul Sanders, took turns leading and held everyone else at bay. The three leaders were very close on fuel, but they all made it with Davis fighting off Miller and crossed the line with about a half gallon to spare. The first three weeks of the winter series has yielded three different winners. Next week the series moves to Daytona.