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2018 SESCA Segpay Premier Series

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by nj9703, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. nj9703

    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Following its inaugural season, in 2017, the future of the Southeastern Stock Car Association looked bleak. The buildings were emptied, the offices were cleared, their items sold, and the teams looked back to their roots at the local short tracks. The organization was built by hard working drivers, for hard working drivers. This was a grassroots series, and damn it if it wasn't going to take hard work and grit for to make it.

    You see, SESCA was created by a few founding drivers, who frequented Ace Speedway, Tri County, Southern National, Hickory, etc. They had visions of a Carolina based short track series, but corporate sponsor Segpay blew these out of the water. The series ran ten races out of venues such as Daytona, Charlotte, Bowman Gray, and Darlington. The SESCA had a bright future. Until the loans defaulted by nearly all founding drivers. Except one, but more on him later. Segpay was furious. They left, as did all but three teams from the first season. They banded together, and with the help of that one driver, they got Segpay back, they got a deal with Five Star, and they kicked this series back into its rugged, tough shape.

    That one driver is Dave Sampson. A mechanic from Tennessee, you could find him touring around the Carolina's for most of the summer, with his beat up late model, trying to make ends meet to keep his son, Ricky, enrolled at East Tennessee State. He knew that SESCA was a far greater opportunity, and sacrificed everything to help start it. His day job? A worker at a distribution center for FedEx. They saw a fire in his spirit, and have been with him since the start of last season. Even helped him get back on his feet after SESCA went under. He wants to have fun, he wants to see this series thrive, but damn if he doesn't just want to go to victory lane for the first time, this season.
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    Greg Pallard has been Dave's right hand man since 8th grade. They can rarely be seen apart, always together at the track or under the Friday night lights cheering on Greg's son. Greg has never been known for his great racing skill, but he is known for a personality and a rigor that you can't deny for this ride. Greg returns to Sampson Racing as part of the only original team lineup returning from the 2017 season.
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    The next driver is one that actually doesn't wish to be named (there are a handful of real life people in this set). A former late model racer from Las Vegas, he does what he has to do to bring the car home in one piece, but he's never afraid to rattle someones cage if he feels they deserve it. He will pilot the #1 car at Joyce Racing, as team owner Noah Joyce chooses to put himself in the #2 car.
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    The next driver is, liked by few, hated by many. Or something, that's for you guys to decide. Noah Joyce finished off last season's 10 races with 2 poles and 3 wins, only losing the title at Charlotte due to SESCA's previous flawed championship format. This season, with new partners in United Rentals and Chevrolet, and a new teammate, he hopes he can continue last years momentum.
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    Templates - BER, SRD
    Bases - Myself
    Logos - Google, SRD, myself, Racin Grafx, BER, Phoenix, games123, John Gamboa, Steven Merzlak
    Numbers - BER, Myself, XuticX
    Contigs - Alan Harkleroad, Myself, Phoenix, crazyboy335 (series logo)
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  2. flyersfan4888

    flyersfan4888 I do things sometimes.

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    This is dope. I love the concept.
     
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  3. BrendonH12

    BrendonH12 Lover of Jesus!

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    This is awesome, Noah! Loved reading the backstory, the schemes, and everything!
     
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  4. MrDude68

    MrDude68 Occasional Backwards Driver

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    Nice, more fictionals! :) Love it
     
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  5. Tetronix

    Tetronix Winner of Most Pepsi Consumed in a Year

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    This is gonna be a sick set. Cars look good and the backstory behind the series and it's drivers really locked me in. Keep up the awesome work.
     
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  6. InsideLine

    InsideLine Hey Man! Careful there's a beverage here!

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    Great idea, great cars! :)
     
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Thanks everyone!

    Up next is Stevie Hill. Hailing from Florence, South Carolina, he's cut his teeth week after week at Myrtle Beach Speedway for the past 3 years. At least, that's what he'd like you to believe. In all actuality, his father is a higher up at Old Dominion Freight, and pulled a few strings to get his son where he is today. Stevie will pilot the #4 as the primary car for Hill Autosport.
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    Marcus Phillips is a true go-getter. A modified racer from Albemarle, North Carolina, he is a weekly shower at Bowman Gray Stadium, but by week a student at Wake Forest University. This year he's taking a step up to SESCA, finding himself at Hill Autosport with the help of sponsor Skywalker Roofing. Most have no doubts that he will out-perform this teams lackluster equipment.
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Owning a successful race team in one division is a feat in itself. Owning one in two? 10 times harder. Just ask Steven Merzlak. He owns one in none. With SESCA not interfering with his duties in the Sparco Pro Series or the Quicksilver Cup Series, he's bringing over his resources to SESCA, to run the full season in the #7 Toyota. A new partner in Lowe's will join SMR for this season. Merzlak is known for his brilliant road course speed, so it's a damn good thing that there are no road courses being ran this season. He’s fast on the short tracks, and has the backing to run well on the big ones. Look for the Pennsylvanian to be highly competitive this season.
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    Up next is a good ole boy from Georgia, or so I’ve been told. Christopher Witmer joins Merzlak in the secondary ride at SMR. The #77 should be a factor for a top 10 every week, and especially fast on the speedways.
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  9. Darrell Pace

    Darrell Pace Got a fresh set of Good Bye's on!

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    Pretty cool!
     
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Two guys that quite a few would probably label "not right in the head" have decided to start a racing team this season in SESCA. C4LSAKTD Motorsports, which yes, was named after numerous hours of debate between the two owners (and by hours I mean minutes) is based out of Loomis, California, with a skinny typical teen and a curly blonde headed skater bro at the reigns. The team name, now makes sense.

    Hailing from North Dakota, is JJ Dalton, the racing personality that you love to hate or hate to love. Jesse, or as he goes by in the car, JJ, Dalton hates short tracks, but he loves the big tracks, and has high hopes for those this season.
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    Matthew Steelman, from California, is the only driver from a state farther west than Texas. The dude has the shitty blonde skater hair we talked about earlier, but also owns an online racing league for the racing simulation NASCAR Racing 2003 Season. In 2018. This team's season will be self explanatory, we can all count on that. Steelman brings over Fram, making C4LSAKTD Motorsports officially, the FramSquad.
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  11. dalejr88rox

    dalejr88rox Video editor, Meme Police, and certified B.A.M.F.

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    This is the official team shirt
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  12. KahneRacing945

    KahneRacing945 3-Time USORL Rally Winner

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    Best team in the series right there.
     
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  13. dalejr88rox

    dalejr88rox Video editor, Meme Police, and certified B.A.M.F.

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    This is slander
     
  14. crazyboy335

    crazyboy335 Do I Wanna Know?

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    Go apply your Rogaine, Matt.
     
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Orville Edwards is a long time friend of John Menard, who as we know is the owner of the Menard's chain of stores. His son, Tim, is a natural born talent. But Orville and his family were nowhere in the financial shape to support Tim's racing efforts past SK modifieds. Menard made a trip to a local short track in Wisconsin one night, and saw Tim put a beatdown on the field. He knew he had to do something to keep Tim racing. SESCA became a viable opportunity shortly after, but the season had began before everything could be put together. Then the series fell apart. Tim hasn't been in a car since May of 2017, but he's here now to take his talents to the track with Menard's Motorsports.
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    Nathaniel, or Nathan, Wood is a weekly u-car racer at Langley Speedway and a 3 time champion there. He's made a few late model starts also, winning all of them except one, where he may or may not have ended upside down. On fire. Unconscious. He did get a few 3rd degree burns on his right arm, but was dragged away from the car before it got him too badly. He was out of the car ever since September, but John Menard and the rest of his team's higher ups knew he was a perfect fit for their secondary car, with his unique attitude and aggressive driving style.
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    This team is one of the few that can take full advantage of SESCA's slight weekly scheme change rule, with a few vendors gracing the hood. Both cars will run the same vendor at each race, as all cars must have the same livery, however.
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    This is probably the last team I will post for a bit, as I will be going out of town soon.
     
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    The next team has been nicknamed Team Whitest Kids You Know. One driver grew up on a trailer park, the other in the country club. Unfortunately, PRT Motorsports isn’t the most funded, but they both have skill behind the wheel, and an aggression... and destroyed livers, to keep them fighting for the occasional points finish.

    When he’s not in the shop or shotgunning a PBR with an AR in his hand, Luke Myers is tearing up the track at Whynot Motorsports Park. He's a natural born dirt racer, with several wins to his name, to most peoples surprise. This year the 22 year old has decided to take his talents to asphalt as well. It'll take some time to get adjusted to, but team owners Clay Powers, Paul Rodgers, and Edward Thompson expect big things out of him this year.
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    Jake Rodgers grew up in Hollywood, Florida , and was rarely seen not on a boat. Eventually though, at the age of 7, his dad took him to Daytona for the famed Daytona 500, and racing was his new passion. With the benefit of having a wealthy family, he took immediately to karting, later street stocks, and after a few wins there, to late models. Jake isn't the greatest racer, but he is the always the best attitude at the party. Racing is his fame, but Natty Light is his game. But, he'll take the free PBR nowadays. His father, Paul and his two long time business partners made an investment to buy up a few chassis from last SESCA season, and put his 21 year old son in a seat, with Luke Myers at the helm of the primary car. Jake doesn't want to be known as a guy with a rich dad, he just wants the racing to speak for himself, just needed a bit of a kickstart.
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Two small business owners in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Otis Winston and Ian Johnson, have combined this season, with the help of the Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, to create Winston-Johnson Racing. Based in Myrtle Beach, this team has the financial backing and the entrepreneurial spirit to make it a title contender.

    A native of Myrtle Beach, Nik Skinner has raced late models at Myrtle Beach Speedway and other local tracks for the past 12 years. The 31 year old isn't a young gun like most of the rest of the field, but his experience is sure to be an advantage.
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    David Ware is a native of Maryland, but grew up in England while his father was stationed there. He raced in BTCC for 2 sesaons after a successful karting career at a young age. When he returned to the United States at the age of 19, he traded in the touring cars for a street stock at Seekonk Speedway. He won last year's title there, after 3 years of trying just to win a race. He still hasn't done that, in any series other than back in his karting days, but at WJR, his hopes are high and his chances are up there with them.
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    Okay, this, will probably be the last team for a week and a half, give or take, as I go out of town on Wednesday.
     
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Alright, I swear this time. Last one.

    Up next is the 2017 champion, Ray Tustin. He was consistent all season last year, however he could never really grab a win. He came close numerous times, with a real chance at Charlotte in the title race. He finished 4th, however after a slow pit stop. That was still enough to beat out the other 3 title racers. This year, that title format has been scrapped however, with SESCA moving towards a season long format. Monster Energy was on the Games123 Racing cars last year, however this year the long time sponsor of Tustin, DC Solar, will adorn the two Toyotas.
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    (Long backstory ahead)

    Michael Padmore was never a racing fan until the age of 6. He sat in the floor playing with action figures, as his father flipped through the TV channels. He flipped it to NBC. There was the 2003 EA Sports 500. His dad, Greg, grabbed his coat, walked out the door, and was never seen again by Michael. At the time, of course, he didn't know this. He sat there, mesmerized by the race on TV. Michael Waltrip won, and with the coincidence of them having similar names, Padmore chose him as his favorite driver. Years later, he tuned into a Bristol race, and saw Michael Waltrip off pace in that #55 Dodge. He had always wanted to race, but now in a single parent, single income home, it just wasn't possible. He still loved Michael Waltrip though, even watching him, now weekly, run near the middle and back of the pack. He applied for a job at NAPA Auto Parts the day he turned 18. To say he was dedicated would be an understatement. Eventually, a familiar face showed up. After several tense and awkward moments, his father bought an air filter, nodded to Michael, and left the store. Michael started helping teams out at Royal Purple Raceway, when it still hosted dirt racing. One night, his team's driver was sick. They pulled straws to see who would start and park. Michael was the one. But he qualified fairly decent, and he didn't come in when his team called him. He finished the race in 8th. In the garage area, there that face was again. His father. They didn't argue, they just hugged awkwardly and talked a little. Then came the stories. What Michael's mother had been doing to his dad and their finances. Greg had always wanted to stay, but he could no longer handle it. It took a long time to forgive his father, but Michael eventually did. Greg helped to get Michael a street stock, which he raced at Royal Purple Raceway until it closed down the dirt track. Michael hasn't raced much since then, and never had much success, but this year, with a damn good connection, he has a damn good seat. With his favorite number on the side. 55.
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    nj9703 Very Stable Genius

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    Based out of Lexington, North Carolina, Pressley Racing is another team with very high chances of success this year. With strong backing from the grocery chain headquartered not-so-far-away, Food Lion, and two strong drivers, team owner Hank Pressley is a favorite to enjoy great success this season.

    Kevin Jones is a 43 year old out of Alabama, however he's lived in Tennessee for 18 years. He used to compete in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, but after it was integrated into the primary Modified Tour, he was forced to give it up, not able to afford the travel costs. He kept racing, trading his modified to a local racer for a late model, which he raced weekly at Kingsport Speedway. His experience is plentiful, his team is strong, but is it too late for Kevin to run competitively?
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    Remember Marcus Phillips? Well, meet his brother, Brandon. Brandon Phillips has been a dirt track racer at venues like 311, State Line, Carolina, and Fayetteville since he was 17. Now at 21, having experienced mild success on the dirt track, he's been picked up by Hank Pressley to drive the secondary car at Pressley Racing. He's only raced on asphalt three times in his career, and none of those attempts yielded very good results. However, he's just like his brother in the fact that he's not going to back down from a challenge.
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