Most of Fresh Rubber in Ten Lap Shootout, Wins Challenge
May 22nd, 2013 == After a
dominating performance by James Day Jr, it all came down to a
late caution flag that forced the top contenders to make a tough
choice - pit or stay out. Jeff Dillon opted to refresh his
tires, while the rest of the top five stayed out inside the
final ten laps for the shootout. Dillon worked his way past
Allan Young, then set his sights on Day. Dillon's fresh tires
proved to be too much for Day to handle, and Dillon finally got
his nose under Day with just three laps to go and completed the
pass. It was clear skies behind Dillon at that point, as he went
on to take the win under caution. Day finished 2nd, followed by
Chuck Chamblee, Allan Young and Jeff Faulkner,
rounding out the top five finishers.
May 21st, 2013 == Jeff Belt did
something Tuesday night that no other All Pro driver has been
able to do in a long time... beat Greg Evans. The LaVergne,
Tennessee driver survived two spins to come back late in the
race and pass Evans on the final lap for the win. The race saw a
lot of close, hard racing up front between quite a few drivers,
but Belt seemed to have the best grip on determination and
talent to make it all happen tonight. Finishing 2nd was Greg
Evans, followed by Chuck Chamblee, Kevin Pearson and Jeff
Faulkner, the top five finishers. Check out the highlights
May 20th, 2013 == Greg Evans had
his way with his competition once again, winning Monday night's
All Pro Super Late Model Series race at New Smyrna. Jeff Belt
gave Greg a run for his money in the opening half of the 150-lap
event but a couple of spins kept him out of contention in the
end. Jeff Dillon was the only other competitor that had a real
shot at Evans, but he too, spun late in the race but was able to
dig back into 2nd place in the end. Finishing 3rd was Allan
Young, followed by Louie Robinett and Scott Formosa, the top
May 19th, 2013 == Colby Franklin
caught a huge break after a pack of drivers had to pit for
penalties under green, taking the lead and nearly lapping the
field to pick up his first sim racing win at Lanier in the All
Pro Modified Series.
Jeff Belt had things going all his
way, leading a majority of the 100 laps in the race. But a pit
road penalty nailed Belt, along with several other lead-lap
drivers, forcing them to pit under green. Franklin avoided all
of the penalty issues and had to merely ride around the final 15
laps, picking up his first sim racing win. Jeff Belt unlapped
himself on the final lap and finished 2nd, followed by Jaff
Faulkner, Stephen Denmark and Jason Swann, the top five.
Early in the race several of the
lead-lap cars were damaged after the #55 car of Rick Bisconer
slammed into them while taking the wave-by to get back on the
lead lap. No explanation was offered by Bisconer, forcing
officials to place the driver on probation for 30 days.
May 16th, 2013 == Jeff Dillon had
a close call early in the race, and a setback on pit road a
little later, but he recovered nicely to take the lead from
Chuck Chamblee with just 24 laps to go, then went on to almost
lap the field in route to winning. Dillon, Scott Formosa and
Allan Young were the drivers to beat, but all three faced
challenges in the 100-lapper. Dillon, the pole-sitter and
Formosa battled for the lead early, but Dillon ran into the back
of a sideways Louie Robinett on a restart, damaging the nose of
his Ford. Formosa tangled with the wall later, knocking the toe
out on his Chevy. And Young lost a lap on pit road with a
penalty for passing under yellow. Chamblee, who kept his car
nice and shiny and avoided problems all night found himself
leading a majority of the laps, but Dillon came back to take the
lead and then walked away. Dillon took the checkered flag only
two seconds behind Chamblee to nearly lap the entire field.
Finishing third, a lap down was Young, followed by Rick Bisconer
and Jason Swann, the top five.
his recent generous $$ donation to the league!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ALL PRO 2013 QUARTER 1 SEASON CHAMPIONS!
2013 Q1 Legends Series Champion
Scottsboro, Alabama's Parker
Henegar, in just his first year of online competition won the
All Pro 2013 Quarter 1 Legends Series championship by 11 points
over Jeff Faulkner. Parker won the title with consistency, and
will certainly be a threat for more titles as the year goes on.
For his efforts Henegar received a $15.00 iRacing gift card.
2013 Q1 Late Model Series Champion
Ty Hester, of Windor, Georgia is a
man of many words. But Hester thus far has backed up his boasts,
winning the 2013 Q1 Late Model Series title by 47 points over
Chuck Chamblee in the most competitive series in the league. The
All Pro Late Model Series for Q1 drew consistent fields of 18+
drivers, with some races drawing upwards of 25 competitors.
For his efforts Hester received a $15.00 iRacing gift card.
2013 Q1 Truck Series Champion
Fresh off of his Late Model
championship, Ty Hester continued to back-up his talk with a
dominating season and championship in the Q1 Truck Series.
Hester picked up an amazing 7 wins in only 11 starts, beating
Chris Roberts for the title by a margin of 48 points. For
his efforts Hester received a $15.00 iRacing gift card.
2013 Q1 Cup Series Champion
Arab, Alabama's Chuck Chamblee
came close to having an outstanding first year of iRacing,
winning the Q1 Cup Series championship and having a runner-up
spot in the Q1 Late Model series title chase. Computer problems
forced Chamblee to miss a few races at the mid-season point,
handicapping him potentially other Q1 series championships.
Chamblee did manage to win the Q1 Cup Series title, despite
missing one race in the series, aided by three wins and some
other good finishes. For his efforts Chamblee received a
$15.00 iRacing gift card.
Wins 3rd Annual All Pro Snowball Derby
Sunday, December 30 :: Patience, planning
and finesse overcame brute speed and domination Saturday night,
as William Karp played his winning card just past the halfway
mark to trump the field in the 3rd annual All Pro Snowball
Chamblee led the field of twelve late models to the green flag,
flanked by Robert Matthews. Chamblee led the opening two series,
which was a short one due to a quick caution flag.
Matthews took the lead on the restart, passing Chamblee on the
backstretch on the outside. Chamblee stayed right on
Matthews bumper though, eventually retaking the lead on lap 47.
moved back to the point after a round of pit stops under caution
on lap 89, but while attempting to put Scott Formosa a lap down
after the restart the two collided, spinning Matthews on the
Spradlin would lead the restart with Chamblee now running 2nd.
Chamblee moved to the outside of Spradlin to take the lead on
lap 105 but the two collided in turn one, spinning Chamblee.
Allan Young took over at this point and led through lap 122,
where Matthews retook the lead after a round of pit stops.
would come one of the best races of the night, with Chamblee
pursuing Matthews for the next 30 laps, right on his bumper (see
below video clip). Chamblee outlasted Matthews on this run,
passing him on the outside on lap 153.
led all the way to lap 221, but ran out of fuel on the race
track and had to coast to his pit stall. This gave the
lead to William Karp, who had last pitted on lap 129. Allan
Young now ran in the 2nd position.
raced his way back to the #2 position, but he ran out of gas
again and had to pit again under green due to not getting enough
gas on his last stop. This error would cost Chamblee any
subsequent shot at the win, dropping him 5 laps off the pace.
Spradlin now moved into the 2nd position, but he had to pit for
fuel as well.
Roberts moved up to 2nd after Spradlin pitted, with Karp now
just riding along in the lead and trying to conserve fuel.
Roberts would have to pit on lap 276 though, moving Young back
to 2nd. Young had to pit again, though, and Spradlin
retook 2nd place on lap 289. Time would finally run out on
Karp's competition as the checkered flag would fall at 9:02 PM,
giving William Karp his first All Pro Snowball Derby win.
Chase Spradlin finished 2nd, followed by Allan Young, Robert
Matthews and Chuck Chamblee, the top five finishers.