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The NASCAR Rheem Pro Series

Discussion in 'Showroom' started by burtonbraves, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Well, here we are! The final 5 cars ready for reveal! The backmarkers, the guys with all the local sponsorship you can think of, the guys who do what they can with what they have! To some, these guys may be the favorites! Here goes...

    First up, we have 2 brothers out of Asheville, NC. Matt Duncan (28) and Pat Duncan (34) are both sons of Harold Duncan, local business owner from Asheville. With his 2 sons working for him, he's watched them compete to be the best they can be their whole lives. With the whole family being huge Nascar fans, and racing fans in general, Harold thought what better way to reward his sons for all their hard work with his company than a chance to drive a real Nascar car. They both have very little experience on the short tracks in North Carolina, but have enjoyed it thoroughly and are incredibly excited to see what they can do living their real dreams of racing. Don't expect much out of this team, as they are just starting up with a very limited budget, but do expect them to be racing near each other at every opportunity.

    The #7 and #07 Chevys will be primarily sponsored by the family business, Duncan Home Inspection, but will have various Asheville and local companies advertised on the car as well.

    Pat Duncan will drive the #07 Chevrolet SS.
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    Matt Duncan will drive the #7.
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    Next we have a 37 year old from Union, SC. Kevin Macklin has been racing around in late models throughout the south for almost 15 years now. He's never had much success, but enough to keep his racing passion alive and have a good time. He jumps up to the NRPS in 2018, looking to have some fun behind the wheel of a stock car.

    Macklin will drive the #89 Ford this season, sponsored by various South Carolina companies. Pickens Federal Credit Union has sponsored him for years now, and will spend most of their time on the hood this year. Macklin has always been know for running a black and orange car, and will continue to do so this year.
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    Here we have a guy out of Grand Rapids, MI. Steve Sharp Sr., is a longtime statewide attorney in Michigan, and his son Steve, 22, has always dreamed of racing. With the NRPS opening up this year, Sr got the opportunity to allow his son to achieve his dream, at least for now. They've agreed to have this program as a test for 2 years. If he does well, they might consider moving up or extending their stay in this series.

    As well as the other backmarker teams, local companies will be advertised all over this #65 Toyota. They are very thankful of the partnerships they have, and are hoping to go out and make them as proud as he can.
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    And last, but maybe not least, we have the driver of the #4 Ford. Larry Tenderson is a 33 year old from Seattle, WA. He's been driving in Arca for the past decade, and will move to the NRPS for 2018. He has never had much success, always running for his own team. But he has a good time, and he doesn't tear stuff up and hardly gets in the way, which is good for the competition...since he is pretty off the pace to put it gently. Still, he enjoys himself and his local sponsors, friends, and team enjoy what they do as well. Hey, who knows, perhaps he can have some more speed now that he's in a new series! We doubt it, but he's a great personality and is always friendly throughout the garage, so he's a great addition to this Nascar Rheem Pro Series roster.

    As his tradition for years now, Tenderson will have the Seattle Children's Hospital on the hood of his #4 car. His other various sponsors will be on the quarter panels and other places on the car. As an avid Seahawks fan, he will also have their logo on the car in a few spots.
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    Well, that's all everybody! This has been a super fun project, and I thank you all for the support and views! I hope you've enjoyed riding along with this as much as I've had putting these together. No word on release date as of yet, since I want to import these and tinker with the ratings. But stay tuned! I don't expect it to be too long! Thanks again everyone!
     
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  2. InsideLine

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

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    Is there a possibility this set will be released? I apologize for bumping this thread,just curious. ;)
     
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  3. Thunder98

    Thunder98 Same shit, different day. Admin

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    It will be released when Dale is done with it. Until then, patience...
     
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  4. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    It actually is done! Haha, no worries, I literally just keep forgetting about it, give me a minute and I'll upload it. Thanks guys!
     
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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  6. InsideLine

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

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    Thank You. ;)
     
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    A little update since the last time I was in this thread! Since the beginning of the season we've added 3 new cars (will reveal in this post) and have raced 16 races of the 25 race schedule. The points leader right now is the #29 of Alberto Sanchez. He's had a remarkable season so far, scoring 16 top 10s in the 16 races, as well as 11 top 5s and 2 wins. He has an average finish of 4.63 and shows no signs of slowing down. Second in points in the 16 year old Sydney Warren, driving the #73. She's had a slight slump in the past couple weeks, finishing outside the top 15 for 2 weeks in a row. She was the points leader and keeping pace with the #29 for a while, but had some issues at the Dodge Motordrome and Riverside. She's still had an impressive season though, racking up 2 wins, 11 top 5s, and 13 top 10s with an average finish of 6.44. She looks to get back on track as we head to another mile and a half for race #17. Third in points is the racing "veteran" Jason Monahan, in the #26. He runs full time as well in Cup and is running this series to get some more short track experience. He's done very well this year, scoring a win, 10 top 5s, and 15 top 10s with an average finish of 5.7. He's also within striking distance of the points lead as he looks to continue his strong season next week. The only other car currently within close distance of the lead is the #19 of Ethan DeSanto. He's had a great year as well, with 2 wins, 7 top 5s, and 13 top 10s and an average finish of 7.63. He's been hot as of late and hopes to continue to gain in the standings soon. Full disclosure, for the first few races I totally forgot to add a couple drivers to the roster, so the #25 of Phillip Purpura Jr., the #51 of Corey Manning, and the #27 of Mike Thompson are totally out of the running due to my oversight haha. Also the #62 of Jacki Monahan "missed" some races as well...she didn't really, but Score4 wasn't picking up that I had two "J. Monahan" drivers on the roster, so it was only scoring the #26. That has since been fixed and we are underway as planned. For now though, I'll show off the 2 new teams and 3 new cars I've done!

    First we have the brand new Toyota team out of Nashville, TN. Kavanaugh Racing is a pretty small, but powerful team started in the past couple months to race half of this season and full time next year. This team has worked out a deal with Cup team Skylar Greene Motorsports to use their shop space when in the central and western part of the country, as well as technical advice and assistance.

    The first driver is 18 year old rookie Casey Sorenson, from Oak Ridge, TN. Sorenson is a dirt racer at heart but she also knows how to work a car on asphalt pretty well. She hasn't gotten off to the best start in her new Camry stock car, but hopes to pick up performance soon. Through her first 4 races, she's yet to get a top 10, averaging a 20.5 place finish, the worst coming after a wreck and DNF at the Glen. She's picked up 2 top 17 finishes in a row though, and hopes to ride the little bit of momentum she has into the later part of the season.

    Cybersecurity company Metova, based nearby in Franklin, TN will sponsor the #90 car this year.
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    Next we have a driver with a bit more experience, albeit also on dirt, he's one of the highest touted prospects on the east coast, as well as one of the fastest learners. Jamie Ivers, 23, from Staunton, VA has only been racing for 4 years, but has made quite a name for himself on the dirt tracks of Virginia. Winning 3 of his first 6 races, the 23 year old showed that even though his equipment wasn't the best, he was able to go out and mix it up with the best of 'em. He also began taking to asphalt a little bit in the past year, even racing at Bristol in one of the major late model races there. He didn't come away with the trophy, but with much less equipment under him, and less experience, he still managed to finish an overall 7th of the 70+ entries. He turned some heads very quickly and with his impressive knack for this racing thing, it landed him a shot in a full time stock car for Kavanaugh Racing. He came out of the gate strong, debuting at one of his local tracks of South Boston. He sat on the pole and even led 8 laps, before getting caught off strategy and finishing a lap down in 17th. Still, for his first race in one of these things, sitting on the pole was a nice touch. His next race at the Glen was his first full race on a road course, and picked it up quick, impressing many as he drove himself to a 5th place finish. He came out strong again at the Motordrome as well as Riverside, leading a small portion of both those races and bringing home 2 more top 5s, giving him 3 in a row. He even finished runner up at Riverside, even after hitting the wall early. Showing a lot of strength so far, the 23 year year old is looking to keep the momentum alive as he heads to his first ever mile and a half track.

    Staffing software company Bullhorn will sponsor the #91 Toyota this season and next, as they are already very impressed with the performance.
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    Next up we have another team that runs full time in Cup, but a driver who hasn't raced since the middle of 2016. Weatherton Motorsports runs 2 full time Cup cars, as well as a strong alliance with the top truck team. They are hoping to open an Xfinity team here soon, but will open a Rheem Pro Series car for this year and next for their former Cup driver. Without further adieu, I'm pleased too announce that 22 year old Jennifer Smith, from Raleigh, NC will return to stock car racing for her former, now current again team. She used to drive the #51 Sour Patch Kids Toyota for a little while back in 2016, but the team closed her car down after 11 races and 4 DNFs. She got a top 10 in Daytona, but the team felt the then 20 year old wasn't quite ready for prime time. It didn't help that her sponsor pulled out pretty early, leaving her unsponsored for the final couple races. Luckily though, she worked hard, kept her name in the air, and didn't let this bad luck get her down. After 2 years of diligent work, she's pulled in a sponsor to help her run this year and next in the Rheem Pro Series, as she attempts to climb her way back up the ladder. Smith was one of the top touted rookies back in 2016, and its unfortunate things went the way they did. She's learned since then how to control a car better, and hopes that with a bit more maturity, and less pressure on her shoulders, she can really shine just like people thought she could. She made her first start of the season last weekend at Riverside, and after an up and down race, she came home with a 10th place finish. Nothing spectacular, but after being out of the car for almost 2 years, it wasn't bad at all. Everyone needs some time to shake the rust off, and she's just looking forward to being behind the wheel again. We'll see how the season goes for the 22 year old, as she has become sort of a fan favorite with her inspiring story of determination.

    CRC Brakleen will sponsor her this year and next, as she makes her return. She will drive the #61 Toyota for Weatherton Motorsports, and hopes to get her name back on people's radars. Sour Patch Kids will also return as an associate, as they always liked Smith. They sponsored her for a short time before her Cup stint, and felt a little bad about maybe rushing her to Cup. If performance picks up, she might even gain primary sponsorship from them in the future, but we'll have to see how the remaining 9 races of the season go first.
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    That's all for now! Thanks for looking and here's the download for these cars if anyone's interested!

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/68qwa0abttxc3w7/NRPSExp1.rar

    Also here is the updated roster file for those interested:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mjc9dl8w5j57myz/RheemProSeries.lst
     
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  8. Racingfan83

    Racingfan83 Well-Known Member

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    LOL. Seriously though awesome cars in here dude!
     
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  9. burtonbraves

    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    Hello everybody! I'm here to announce and reveal the 2019 NASCAR Rheem Pro Series! Last season went great and it was awesome to see it all unfold. In fact it went so well the schedule is increasing from 25 races to 30 for the 2019 season! I'm excited to get it underway and continue to watch it progress.

    First off, we have a few changes being made to the roster, whether it be new drivers or teams closing down/exiting/merging.

    Larry Tenderson and his #4 team will cease operations for the time being after 2018, as luck was not on his side last season with 7 DNFs in just 24 races.

    The #95 Toyota for Alpha Beta Racing will also close down, leaving Reese Petraus without a ride for the 2019 season. The #95 only scored 2 top 10s all year, compared to the team car who scored a win and 6 top 10s.

    The #38 team for Skeet Franco is another that got bit by bad luck and just poor performance last year, scoring only 1 top 10 all season despite having a decent budget.

    Duncan Motorsports, which fielded 2 full time cars last year (#7, #07) will merge into just 1 car this season, as brothers Pat and Matt Duncan will split the schedule in half. In total last season, the team only scored 1 top 10 and had 7 DNFs between them.
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    The #54 from last season was driven by Dallas Lambert, who got off to a slow start in his Snyder-Martinez Racing Chevy. People started to get worried that he might not live up to the expectations made for him. He had 2 top 10s through the first 10 races or so, and also had a scheduled start in the truck series around that time at Martinsville. After going out and blowing everyone away by winning that race, his confidence skyrocketed and he went on a tear in the NRPS. He won 4 races and finished 3rd in points. He also won a 2nd truck race which only propelled him further. Since he will be heading to the truck series full time next year, SMR will be hiring a replacement driver for the season, hoping things can go well just like last season. Getting the nod is 25 year old Vick Everett from Greenville, GA. Everett will bring along a new sponsor to the #54 as well, as the Carter's apparel company will join the SMR team for 2019.
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    The #73 Ford is in the same boat as the #54 is, 2018 driver Sydney Warren will move on to the truck series in 2019, so Dean Warren Motorsports will hire a full time replacement to drive the #73 in 2019. Ray Mannino, 24, from Norfolk, VA drove a few truck races last year for this team, and he and his sponsor Techark will join DWM full time for this upcoming season.
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    The #62 Toyota driven by Jacki Monahan didn't fare too well last season, as she finished 22nd in points with only 1 top 10. She has decided to pursue other interests for the future, including managing the Midwest Motorsports team more hands on. The team will keep operating though, but will swap the #62 to the #06, and bring in 23 year old Tyler, TX native Carson Fitzpatrick. He made 12 truck starts for this team last year and is excited to run full time in the NRPS in 2019.
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    Last year's NRPS Champion, Alberto Sanchez, driving for Baltimore Motorsports will be back with us again next season. He will keep the same scheme and sponsor, just with a bit different look to the number this season.
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    burtonbraves Fictional Extraordinaire

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    The #33 Ford of Traine O'Toole, running for RV Racing had a very solid 2018 season. He finished 8th in points, and he was able to score 2 poles, a win, 8 top 5s and 13 top 10s. Ritchie Bros. will return this season to sponsor, but he will just have a bit of a different scheme this year.
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    With Greg Blanchard moving on to the truck series next year, he will essentially swap rides with one of the Revved Up Racing drivers for 2019. As Blanchard moves up, 24 year old Jared Novak will drop down to the NRPS after a lackluster season in trucks. He has sponsorship from Modern Group which is mainly why he's still around, and he hopes to have a redeeming year in 2019.
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    Joining the NRPS this season is newly merged team JSMP Racing (formerly MP Racing in Cup). They will run 2 full time Chevys for the young Hunter twins from Windsor, Ontario. They both competed in the NASCAR Pinty's Series in 2018, and both finished top 7 in points. The #79 will be driven by Kaydinn Hunter, with sponsorship from Crabby Joe's. The #97 will be driven by Hope Hunter, with sponsorship from Royal Bank of Canada. Both drivers will continue to run the beadonor.ca logos on their cars this year, as they continue to spread awareness for organ donation. They look for solid seasons yet again this year in hopes of continuing to move up the NASCAR ladder.
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    Thanks for looking! Most likely will release these soon as well for anyone interested!
     
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    Love your designs especially the Grimeboss.
     
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  12. InsideLine

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

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    I am definitely interested in them! Thank You!
     
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    Cutch22 That Pittsburgh Fan

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    Looks great, excited to see the rest of the set!
     
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    Excellent work ! The RBC scheme is cool ;Like money in the bank;):cool:
     
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