Real Men Race Dirt
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Last Race: Noah Joyce dominated in Iowa, leading 75 of the 125 laps. 5 more drivers were eliminated from the championship chase including Joey Isaacs, Billy Nixon, Will Anderson, Kyle Missimer, and Shane Lennox.
This Race: 1 more race left to decide the 2018* champion. 5 drivers remain in the hunt for the title.
- DJ Harris enters the final race as the #1 seed, having the best average finish through 19 races of the remaining 5 championship drivers. Harris was in the championship 5 last year but was not able to secure the title. He'll look to change that this weekend.
- Darren Ingram enters the finale at Homestead with a chance at the title for the 3rd straight year. Ingram, the only chaser to have a better starting average than finishing average, will need to break that trend if he wants to become the 2018 champion.
- Tyler Mallon put the SRD Cup scene on notice in 2018. Picking up 2 wins and a season high 9 Top 10's (T-1st) through the 19 races run. The rookie has shown he has the speed, but will he crack under pressure with limited experience.
- John Hooper, Sr enters the race weekend as the only past champion. Hooper a former winner hear at Homestead, might have to repeat his 2016 performance if he is to add to his championship collection in the final race of his career. The veteran looking to go out on the highest note possible.
- Steven Merzlak is our other rookie that will have a shot at picking up the championship. Merzlak has shown speed but also a few mistakes having the most DNF's of the 5 drivers, failing to finish 21% of the races run this year. Much like Mallon, Merzlak will have to stay cool under the pressure of racing for a championship.
2017 Pole Sitter: N. Flaitz [Ret.] (30.319)
2017 Race Winner: C. Llamas (44 laps led)
Previous Winners: J. Hooper, Sr (2016), R. Cole [Ret.] (2015), W. Slates (2014), D. Busch (2012), P. Johnson [Ret.] (2011)
Mallon strikes first, puts pressure on the other championship five after taking the pole for the finale at Homestead.