SRD SuperTruck Series Director
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Welcome back for the second round of the 2019 Sim Racing Design SuperTruck Series campaign. This week for the first time in SRD SuperTruck history we head to The Rock for just over 200 miles of side-by-side action. First opening in 1965, The Rock hosted NASCAR Cup Series races all the way up to 2004 and held two NASCAR Truck Series races in 2012 and 2013. But since then this track has had barely any action at all, it certainly hasn't seen what these SRD SuperTrucks are about to do in a good number of years. Here we go, 200-and-a-few miles, Rockingham Speedway, let's go!
Last Week: The action started as soon as Jacob Craigo led us to the green flag and didn't stop until the checkered flag waved on lap 70. A few early wrecks put us under yellow starting at Lap 4, Reza Maulana gets pushed onto the apron by the 55 of Ben Althen, the two make contact sending the 55 back into his teammate Mike Ehresman taking out a few others, Merzlak, Mahoney, the polesitter Craigo. Maulana would drive away unscathed, but this isn't the last we see of the 98. Lap 11, Maulana dives for pit road without warning, Caleb Farrell has to go wide to avoid rear-ending him. The 67 makes contact with fellow rookie Josh Remington, this would also involve Kunkel, Fogg, and Gray. Lap 22, We start to see the dominance that the DK trucks possessed last week as Dakota Caudill breaks away from the pack pushing Jon Peterson, the two DK trucks would become factors as we go later in the race. Lap 35, Joshua Hawkins leads the pack to win the opening stage taking the green and white checkered flag and grabbing that playoff point as well as 10 stage points. Retaliation under yellow, Connor Root and Tim Kunkel got into it during the Duel races and they weren't done yet. Coming down pit road Root pulls out directly in front of Kunkel as the 2 rear ends the 19. Lap 42, Stage Winner Joshua Hawkins tries to fit into a hole where he doesn't belong and gets turned by Joey Kraus creating a pileup taking out Maulana, Rogers, Jennings, and Hancock. Lap 47, back to green as Wichelman leads with the two DK trucks hooking up behind him, this didn't last long as on Lap 49, as J.R. Franklin makes contact with his BCA teammate sending the 95 into the wall. It comes down to the final twenty laps with only eleven trucks left on track Connor Root would play the field perfectly scoring the victory at Daytona!
Unfortunately for Root, he was unable to score sponsorship for this week (turn in a flat) and will be unable to continue until he does so. The second the green flag drops that will open up a playoff position as he will no longer be eligible for his win to count as an automatic playoff bid.
Race length: 140 laps, 205 miles
Stage 1: 70 laps
Stage 2: 70 laps
Thursday June 13, 2019:
Friday June 14, 2019:
Race (140 Laps, 205 miles)
PLEASE NOTE: I forgot to factor in stage points last week, the points standings have been revised below.