1. Hello Guest,

    We wanted to let you know that the NXS17 templates and viewers have been released!

    Grab them HERE
  2. Hello Guest,

    We wanted to let you know that besides the NXS17 templates and viewers, now we have released the NXS17 Mod as well!

    Grab the latest files HERE
  3. Hello Guest,

    We wanted to let you know that we are trying out a new feature at SRD. Your feedback is needed!

    Read more about the chatbox HERE
  4. Hello Guest,

    We are gauging interest in starting an online racing league.

    Please take a moment and give your vote HERE. Thanks!

Season 8, Chase Race 5: Iowa

Discussion in 'SRD Sprint Cup Offline League' started by Zoom, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Playoffs4.png

    Last Race: Many drivers saw the front of the field at Talladega but after a couple of wrecks thinned the field, Brandon Hancock was able to take the lead late and hold on to win over Jakub Smetana and Greg Woodard. Several playoff drivers ran into issues or were caught up in wrecks leaving them with a uphill battle this weekend.
    This Race: The penultimate race of the season starts this weekend. 5 more playoff drivers will be eliminated from the championship chase leaving just 5 drivers to go to Homestead and race for the title. This weekends race is very short so drivers will have to battle hard from the get go.
    Race Info: 125 laps/109 miles
    2017 Pole Sitter: N. Flaitz [Ret.] (22.634)
    2017 Race Winner: D. Busch (21 laps led)



    Looking at running the race later this evening.
    Q.png
     
    BrendonH12 likes this.
  2. db512

    db512 2011 SRD Cup Series Champion

    Messages:
    1,413
    Likes Received:
    428
    "Won this race last year hope for a repeat of that this season."
     
  3. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Green flag coming up at 9est.
     
    JBlanford74 likes this.
  4. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Engines have fired here at Iowa. The penultimate race of the season is about to get underway. James Gegner and last week's winner Brandon Hancock will lead us to the green.
     
    BrendonH12 likes this.
  5. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Green flag in the air and we are underway at Iowa!

    [​IMG]

    Lap 1: Gegner has a slight edge as they race into turn 1 but here comes DeCosta on the inside to make it 3 wide for the lead into turn 2. Still 3 wide down the back and into turns 3 and 4. Gegner in the middle able to power off of 4 and clear for the lead on lap 1.
     
    Reza Maulana likes this.
  6. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 2: DeCosta and Hancock now battle side by side for 2nd as everyone is battling hard throughout the field. At the back we have a couple cars wrecking but the yellow flag does not come out. Mallon gets pinched off turn 2 in the middle by Anderson and Caudill. The 81 and 88 get turned into each other then collect the 97 of Anthony Curtain. Curtain and Caudill spin as Anderson gets squeezed into the wall by the 97. Everyone straightens out and keeps going.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 3: DeCosta has cleared the 45 for 2nd and now the Woodard challenges for 3rd on the inside. Behind them Kunkel and Spencer race for 5th and 6th. Farrell runs 7th with Joyce, Johnston, and Wichelman battling for 8th-10th. At the back the 81 of Anderson hits pit road with a tire rub after getting put into the wall in the incident on lap 2. Early troubles for the playoff contender leaves him 1 lap down early.

    Lap 8: Woodard looking low in turn 3 on DeCosta for 2nd. He'll take that spot off of 4 and now here comes Kunkel looking to take 3rd. Johnston just behind them in 5th with Farrell in 6th. Hancock has fallen back to 7th and is under fire from Joyce for that spot. Gegner still out front with a 1 second advantage.
     
  8. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 10: Kunkel now to 2nd and brings Johnston with him up to 3rd. Woodard back to 4th with DeCosta in 5th.

    Lap 13: Gegner holding a 1 second lead still as the front 10 or so cars gets single file. At the back we still have some hectic racing going on and now we have a crash off turn 4. A few cars involved and we go under caution for the first time this race.
     
  9. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Looking like the 48 and 95 set off this crash in turn 4. Llamas just tags the left rear of Webster off the corner and causes the 95 to spin. Webster gets clipped by the 43 of Hawkins and makes slight contact with the 93 of Mallon. Hawkins with heavy front end damage will be forced to retire along with the 95 of Webster.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 18: Getting ready for the restart here. Joyce the new leader after everyone came to pit road.

    77
    15
    29
    47
    45
    10
    17
    46
    7
    28
    41
    24
    13
    22
    00
    79
    1
    5
    9
    16
    12
    8
    18
    11
    42

    60
    2
    68

    54
    62
    97
    93
    88
    48
    81 -1L
    43 DNF
    95 DNF
     
  11. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 19: Joyce pulls away on the restart as Kunkel tries to get around the 81 of Anderson. The 15 not able to get by and now sees the 47 of Johnston move to his inside.

    Lap 21: Johnston able to take over 2nd as Joyce pulls away in clean air. Playoff drivers struggling early on in this race except for Merzlak in the 7. He is currently the only one of the 10 drivers inside the top 15 running in 9th.
     
  12. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 25: Johnston has cleared the 81 of Anderson and starts to track down Joyce out front. Kunkel, Wichelman, and Gegner also clear of traffic as the 81 starts to stuggle to keep pace with the leaders.

    Lap 30: Big crash into turn 3! Several cars with heavy damage including a couple playoff drivers! Caution is out as Joyce continues to lead.
     
  13. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Another 3 wide battle goes wrong off turn 2. This time defending Iowa winner Dan Busch gets pinched by the 79 of Nixon and the 1 of Root. Nixon and Root get hooked together and spin to the inside of the track making heavy contact with the inside wall. Both cars then bounce back up track at the entry to turn 3 and collect
    Llamas, Harkleroad, Mallon, Missimer, and Bleskachek. Darren Ingram and Anthony Curtain just squezze by the pile up and continue on. LLamas and Nixon are the 2 cars that will not be able to continue racing.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 34: Ready for the restart after a round of pit stops. Johnston the new leader.

    47
    10
    29
    15
    28
    17
    77
    7
    45
    24
    46
    18
    5
    00
    62
    42
    22
    12
    9
    88
    41
    8
    11

    16
    2
    97
    54
    60
    1
    68
    93

    13
    81 -1L
    79 DNF
    48 DNF
    43 DNF
    95 DNF
     
  15. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 35: Johnston leads us on the restart as Anderson gets a good jump and pulls ahead of the 47 to temporarily get back on the lead lap. Gegner quick to make a move on Wichelman for 2nd in turn 2. He takes it and now goes after the 47 for the lead in turn 4.

    Lap 36: Gegner back to the lead at Iowa and now Kunkel is looking to take over 2nd from Johnston. Johnston able to fend off the 15 for the moment as Gegner now puts Anderson back down a lap in turn 3 and 4.
     
  16. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 42: Top 5 cars have pulled away with Gegner still out front over Johnston, Kunkel, DeCosta, and Jordan. Lennox up to 6th and leads the playoff drivers. Wichelman has fallen to 7th and is battling with the 77 of Joyce for that position. Farrell running 9th with Hancock rounding out the top 10.

    Lap 46: Top 3 cars staying very close to each other as now Kunkel makes his move to the inside of Johnston for 2nd in turn 1. He will take over the runner up spot off of two and set his sights on the 29 of Gegner. Further back defending race winner Dan Busch has cracked the top 10, he is up to 9th.

    Lap 52: Caution is out for the 3rd time this race as Mallon comes to a stop on the frontstretch. Mallon came in well above the cutline but this is exactly the opposite of what they needed. The 93 team with a dnf and will fall within reach of being eliminated. Gegner still the leader.
     
  17. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 56: Kunkel the new race leader after pit stops.

    15
    29
    77
    47
    17
    9
    46
    28
    45
    5
    10
    7
    42

    41
    54
    18
    00
    62
    11
    97
    22
    8
    13
    88
    2
    12
    60
    24
    16
    68
    1
    81 -1L
    93 DNF
    79 DNF
    48 DNF
    43 DNF
    95 DNF
     
  18. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 57: Anderson fights hard on the restart and clears Kunkel to get back on the lead lap with just 5 to go before the stage caution flies.

    Lap 58: Kunkel to pit road from the lead with a bad vibration on the 15. That'll take him out of a shot to win as he goes a lap down. Gegner the new leader.

    Lap 61: Two to go before the end of the stage and Anderson tags the wall off of turn 4 in front of the leaders. Gegner checks up and Joyce will move to the inside for the lead into turn 1. The 77 back out front off turn 2 and now works on putting the 81 back 1 lap down.
     
  19. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 62: Final lap of the stage and tough break for Anderson as Joyce clears to put him back 1 lap down. The 81 team almost recovered from the incident early in the race but they will have to keep fighting to try and salvage a good finish. Joyce wins the stage ahead of Gegner. Top 10 getting points:

    77
    29
    47
    46
    9
    17
    28
    5
    45
    7

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Zoom

    Zoom Real Men Race Dirt

    Messages:
    3,647
    Likes Received:
    1,091
    Lap 66: Ready for the restart to begin the 2nd half of the race. Joyce the leader after pit stops.

    77
    29
    47
    46
    9
    17
    28
    5
    7
    10
    42
    18

    00
    41
    62
    8
    13
    88
    11
    2

    60
    12
    22
    68
    16
    24
    1
    45
    97
    54
    81 -1L
    15 -1L
    93 DNF
    79 DNF
    48 DNF
    43 DNF
    95 DNF
     

Share This Page