Team PEAK Update 5.15
The NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series was back in action this weekend and former series standout and 2016 Xfinity Series Champion Daniel Suarez lead the PEAK drivers in Kansas City Saturday night. Check out the results from your favorite team below.
The NHRA teams had the weekend off but will resume May 19-21 at Heartland Park Topeka, Kansas.
NASCAR CUP SERIES
Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his Kansas jinx by pulling away on the final restart with two laps remaining to win his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. Truex led a race-high 104 of 267 laps for the ninth win of his career and second of 2017. Brad Keselowski finished second, followed by Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney, and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. Kyle Busch won the race’s first segment while Ryan Blaney won the second.
PEAK notable drivers including Daniel Suarez finished seventh, Clint Bowyer finished ninth, and Matt Kenseth finished twelfth.
The NASCAR teams move to Charlotte for the annual All Star race, Saturday night May 20th.
NASCAR PEAK MEXICO SERIES
2014 Series champion Abraham Calderon raced to the win in the Red Cola 120 on Sunday afternoon, the third NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series event of the season held at the Autodromo Miguel E. Abed in Puebla, Mexico.
Calderón started on the pole after Rubén Pardo, Jorge Goeters and Hugo Oliveras were moved to the back of the starting grid due to failing inspection. Xavi Razo took the lead early and continued to lead most the race until Calderón made a charge with three minutes remaining and went on for the win. This is the first victory of the season for Calderón and his first at Puebla. Razo finished the race in second ahead of Michel Jourdain Jr., Rúben Rovelo, and Jorge Goeters rounded out the top five. PEAK’s Enrique Baca finished 24th.
The next race on the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series schedule will be held June 4 at the Triovalo Internacional de Cajititlán, in Jalisco, Guadalejara.
NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE SERIES POWERED BY iRACING
Defending NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Champion, Ray Alfalla, scored his first win of the 2017 season, passing Zack Novak with 16 laps to go before holding-off a charging Kenny Humpe for the victory at Richmond International Raceway. Ryan Luza finished third, 1.5 seconds behind while HERCULINER’s Corey Vincent was fourth and Ryan Lowe rounded out the top five. Novak had been holding third but ran out of fuel on the last lap and finished eighteenth.
The series returns to action May 24th at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for a 300 mile race, the longest one of the 2017 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series schedule!
DIRT LATE MODEL SERIES
The Dirt racers had the weekend off but will resume in LaSalle, Illinois on Thursday, May 18th.