Don O’Neal Finds Victory Lane!
There was a lot of action with the PEAK teams this weekend. Don O’Neal lead the charge with his first dirt late model win of the 2015 season in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania. See how your favorite team did this weekend below.
DIRT LATE MODEL RACING
Don O’Neal found victory lane for the first time this season on Friday Night in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania. The defending series champion landed in Victory Lane for the 41st time in his career. Trailing O’Neal to the finish line was current LOLMDS point’s leader, Jonathan Davenport; followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Kyle Hardy, and Chris Ferguson.
The series moved on to Hagarstown, Maryland Saturday night only to be rained out. The next events on the schedule are Friday, May 1st in Granite City, Illinois and Saturday, May 2nd in Paducah, Kentucky.
Clint Bowyer finished ninth in Sunday’s rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway after starting 17th and climbed to fifth by lap 113 despite contact with Danica Patrick on pit lane. Bowyer stayed at the front of the field throughout the race but an untimely caution after a pit stop slowed his progress dropping him to 15th. He rallied back to 10th when the caution flew with 50 laps remaining and battled to ninth in the closing laps.
Brett Moffitt finished 29th after qualifying 14th and raced in 25th in the first half of the race. Moffitt battled several cars for the free pass in the race’s second half until a cut right front tire exiting pit lane on lap 270 forced him to pit road for repairs. The incident dropped the 22-year-old rookie three laps behind the leader which he never regained.
The next event on the NASCAR circuit will feature the number 15 PEAK Commercial & Industrial Toyota as it returns to action Sunday, May 3rd at Talladega Superspeedway.
It was a strong day for John Force Racing with Robert Hight and Courtney Force racing their Chevrolet Camaro Funny Cars to the semi-finals finishes.
Robert Hight defeated Chad Head in round one then team leader John Force in the second round. Hight raced eventual event winner Ron Capps in the semi-finals in what would turn out to be the closest race of the day. Capps won on a starting line advantage of .001 of a second as both cars ran identical times. Hight leaves the event fourth in the series point standings, only four points out of third place.
Courtney Force defeated Tim Wilkerson and Alexis DeJoria in route to a semi final meeting with eventual event runner up Jack Beckman. Courtney’s semi finals finish moved her up to ninth in the Funny car Standings.
The next event on the NHRA tour is in Atlanta, Georgia May 15-17 where John Force will return to the PEAK Antifreeze & Coolant Chevrolet Camaro SS.
PBR BLUEDEF VELOCITY TOUR
The PBR BlueDEF Velocity Tour invaded Wichita, Kansas in front of a sell out crowd Saturday night. The winner of the event was Cody Taylor White of Oklahoma with a score of 86.5 riding Last Call.
The PBR BlueDEF Velocity Tour indoor events conclude until August, however the tour will run through the Summer months with special outdoor events starting May 8 & 9 in Uvalde, Texas.
PBR BUILT FORD TOUGH SERIES
2013 PBR World Champion J.B. Mauney capped his return to the Built Ford Tough Series from injury with a victory at the PBR Des Moines Invitational, on Sunday. The win was Mauney’s first since Phoenix in March 2014 and this weekend marked his first competition since injuring his knee in Fresno, California, nearly seven weeks ago. Cooper Davis finished in second place followed by Robson Aragao, PEAK rider Nathan Schaper, and Aaron Roy rounding out the top five.
The BFTS will be back in action next weekend at the Built Ford Tough Rumble in the Rockies at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
NASCAR PEAK ANTIFREEZE SERIES POWERED BY iRACING
Kenny Humpe continued his early-season dominance of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing by winning his third race of the young season at Richmond International Raceway. The Richmond race was the most impressive of the three, with Humpe pacing the field for every lap. Patrick Crabtree finished second with Ray Alfalla finishing in third and continuing his strong start to the season. Ryan Lowe and Taylor Hurst rounded out the top five, the first such result in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series for both sim racers.
Humpe’s win extends his NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series championship lead, which now stands at 30 points over Alfalla. With the series approaching the one-third mark only three drivers are still within one race of Humpe’s point total. It is a display of dominance never before seen in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series. As the series heads to Pocono May 5th, Humpe will be looking to keep building on his points lead!
PEAK also announce the addition of defending NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series champion Michael Conti, 2013 champion Tyler Hudson, and current points leader Kenny Humpe would carry the PEAK colors for the remainder of the 2015 season!