Discussion in 'SRD NNS Offline League' started by zaw24fan, Oct 1, 2015.
I don't think that splitter will last very long...lol
MISSIMER MOTORSPORTS PULLING OUT OF NNS AT END OF SEASON
Missimer Motorsports announced today it will be closing the doors on its NNS program at the end of 2016. All team assets will be sold off to other Ford-affiliated outfits. Missimer himself will also hang up his National helmet, with his last event being Watkins Glen later this year. No word yet on how this will affect drivers Spencer Hunter or Ben Althen.
Joyce and Allegiant Air, CSX Split Ways
Effective immediately, Noah Joyce, driver of the #24 Chevrolet Camaro for Cole Motorsports, and his two primary sponsors Allegiant Air and CSX are splitting ways. After a less than lackluster start to the season, both companies informed Cole Motorsports and Noah Joyce that they would, "...no longer fund the team in order to further and more effectively advertise their brand in their other racing endeavors." The worst part? It was all in a matter of 24 hours. Shortly after tonight's first heat at Eldora Speedway, where Joyce was eliminated from contention, he tweeted an apology to Allegiant. Shortly after, he announced that the team and the two brands had broken apart. Joyce has said that a blank #24 will appear on track until further notice, however it is speculated that some of Joyce's other long time personal sponsors, such as Krispy Kreme or Kroger could fund the team in the near future. Salt Life, Joyce's other sponsor have said they will continue to support Joyce, however they have cut back a race.
I need OPP, Inc. drivers to message me. Thanks
Joyce Reveals New Schemes
Today at Cole Motorsports, long after the schemes were leaked, Noah Joyce reveled his new paint schemes for the remainder of the season. Two of Joyce's long time sponsors, Krispy Kreme and Kroger, have come on board to support Joyce's rookie campaign. As Joyce continues to struggle this season, his previous two sponsors, CSX and Allegiant Air, both revoked their sponsorships after Joyce failed to qualify for the main event at Eldora. Also seen was his unsponsored #24 which will be run in the next few races.
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SRD Throwbacks for Laryson revealed
Tonight, Bob Laryson and OPP, Inc. revealed all three throwbacks for later in the SRD Season.
The SRD National Series car is a throwback to the winner of NASCAR's first COT race. "When the SRDNS announced they would be participating in the throwback paint scheme program, and I saw Bristol towards the end of the schedule I saw the perfect opportunity to run this paint scheme. Glad to let M&M's give up their normal paint scheme for this race."
COKE ZERO OUT OF 2017 SCHEDULE
A couple days after the conclusion of the 2016 running of the event at the Coke Zero Superspeedway, SRD National Series officials announced that 2016 would be the final year the series would run at the superspeedway for the foreseeable future.
Armory Digital Superspeedway is currently the leading candidate for the replacement. Other tracks are also being considered.
Tim Kunkel was devastated after hearing the news.
BCA MOTORSPORTS ANNOUNCES NEW SPONSOR
BCA Motorsports announced this afternoon that Bobcat has joined the team as a new sponsor of its Fords, on both the #51 driven by JR Franklin and the #77 driven by Mike Ehresman. The schemes, which will be opposite of each other will be run 2 races by each driver to end the current season. "We are happy to have Bobcat on board with us," stated owner Ben Althen. "They make a great product and we are glad to have them on board to add to our roster." Bobcat will serve as primary sponsor for an undetermined amount of races next season, along with having associate sponsorship on each of the teams 3 cars.
BREAK OUT THE TIME MACHINES!
The first SRD National Series Chase for the Championship elimination race will have another added twist to it as several drivers will be running various throwback paint schemes. Some are throwing back to actual drivers, others are throwing back to old paint schemes they used early on in their careers, and some are throwing back with throwback-themed paint schemes.
We'll turn back the clock later tonight when the green flag falls at Bristol.
(OOC: Getting everything set up for the race thread as we speak. Expect it soon.)
By the way Zack, my scheme is technically a throwback to Gray Gaulding's first career K&N Series win.
I remember Gray's first "win".... half of us cheered, the other half boo'd him. I still wish Derek Thorn didn't get screwed over by Bruncati.
SERIES OFFICIALS REVIEWING CAUDILL/COLEMAN/MIRE CRASH
DK Motorsports driver and Chaser, Connor Mire, punched his Round of 8 ticket last night with a win at Bristol last night. Mire did not get the win in the most popular fashion, though. The thirteenth caution of the night flew with just 9 laps to go after a three-car battle for the lead went wrong. While battling side-by-side with owners points leader, Trey Coleman, Dakota Caudill was hit in the back coming off of turn 2 by teammate Connor Mire. The hit caused Caudill's car to spin off to the inside and clip the right rear of Trey Coleman's car, sending the Coleman into the outside wall. Coleman had to chase the car down to the apron and all the way back up the banking in turns 3 and 4 to regain control of his car. As the car pushed up the track in turns 3 and 4, Connor Mire went by on the inside and took over the lead. Mire went on to win the race while Trey Coleman nursed his battered car to a 2nd place finish. Dakota Caudill was caught up in a second incident on the white flag lap and finished outside the top 10.
Reactions from other drivers have certainly not been sugar-coated. Eliminated Chaser, Jacob Craigo, was seen clapping sarcastically following the crash. Missimer Motorsports owner and shared-championship Chaser, Kyle Missimer, said that Mire should be penalized for the incident. Second place finisher, Trey Coleman, agreed with Missimer, also saying Mire should be penalized.
Team owner Dakota Caudill climbed from his car understandably furious, saying that he got "flat out wrecked" after being "the class of the field". Caudill led a race-high 129 laps after frequent cautions and lack of extended green flag runs kept any other competitors from challenging him.
Series officials are reviewing the replay, and have said that penalties -- if any -- will be announced on Wednesday. Series officials have already said that Mire will retain his Round of 8 Chase position.
It should be noted this isn't the first time since the Chase started that Mire has been a pebble in the shoe of most of the competitors. Connor Mire was the direct or indirect cause of many cautions at Richmond a couple weeks ago after Mire's car was significantly off pace following an accident early in the race.
PENALTIES ANNOUNCED FOLLOWING BRISTOL RACE
After reviewing replays and viewing driver opinions after the race SRD National Series officials have announced penalties for the #29 DK Motorsports team of Connor Mire.
Driver Connor Mire will be docked 15 driver points and placed on probation through the halfway point of the 2017 season. Officials have already said that further incidents involving Mire during his probation period could result in harsher penalties, including higher points deductions, extended probation period, and even the possibility of suspensions.
Additionally, the #29 DK Motorsports team has also been deducted 15 driver points.
As stated in the post regarding the situation post-race at Bristol, Mire will retain his spot in the Round of 8.
Trey Coleman on Twitter after announcement...
@TColeman_12: "Extremely glad officials decided to make the right decision. Driving like that should be a penalty. I think @Chevellion (Kyle Missimer) would be happy about this."
Turn 4 to Toyota?
With the announcement of Joyce Racing switching to Toyota there is a lot of speculation about Turn 4 Motorsports following their lead since all three Turn 4 drivers run for Noah Joyce in the CUP series. When asked about it team owner Nick Flaitz said "it's something we discussed obviously we want to stay close with Joyce Racing but this is our first season running Chevy and we're in the running for another team championship and another driver championship to add to the Turn 4 resume. So its definitely something I will have to sit down and think about when this season comes to an end."
Davis Motorsports announces name change and driver moves; buys Missimer Motorsports team assets
It was announced by team owner Trey Coleman this morning that Davis Motorsports will be renamed to Coleman Racing. This means Coleman Racing will be run in 3 out of the 4 SRD Leagues. He also announced that Joshua Michaels who piloted the #16 Ford Mustang last season will be moving up to the SRD Cup Series to join Coleman at Missimer Motorsports, while SRD Truck driver, John Gamboa will be moving up to pilot a Ford Mustang for Coleman Racing. Coleman also said that they've bought Missimer Motorsport's National Series assets.
Had way too much going on this weekend and I wasn't able to run the championship race at Homestead. To keep this race from being rushed, we'll run it this coming weekend.
As for 2017 stuff. I'll go ahead and say this before people start posting, and I want to make this clear...
Do not post 2017 silly season information here. The 2017 Silly Season thread will be put up at the end of September/beginning of October.
We're gonna run the championship race soon. I promise. Between working on getting stuff packed up and ready to move to our new house and other things, I have been completely unable to even really think about running the race up until now.
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