CJ Miller grabbed his first win of the 2014 RaceDay Cup Series season in dominating fashion at Phoenix International Speedway on Thursday Night. Miller led 78 of the 156 laps en route to victory.
Outside Pole Sitter Chris Cable came in second, followed by Will Harris, Mike Kind, and Polesitter John Hanna Jr rounded out the top five.
The series heads to Las Vegas next week!
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE GARAGE AT PHOENIX: Phoenix Pole sitter John Hanna Jr has been spotted in his hauler repeatedly bashing himself in the head with what appears to be a calculator, and chanting something regarding fuel. Hanna ran out of fuel on pit road after leading 53 laps in the first half of the race at Phoenix.
While the Two Justins (Brooks and Fuller) would be the class of the field most of the night, it was the team of Wyatt Wolfe Jr and John Hanna Jr that were slowly creeping up through the pack. As the laps wound down to less than 20 to go, a bad choice of blocking and some contact between Brooks and Nick Silver would allow Hanna Jr to work his way into the lead, with Wolfe in tow.
With 2 late restarts to contend with Fuller, Hanna Jr was able to hold them all off and take win #1 in the short season. Justin Fuller would take 2nd, David Krikorian would take 3rd, Wyatt Wolfe Jr would grab 4th and Ronnie Potts would round out the top 5.
The series heads to Vegas next week!
After picking up his first win in almost 6 months, former Series Champion Bruce Perry wouldn’t have to wait for long to get another as he was able to best a strong field at Richmond for his second victory in as many weeks! Despite strong contention and frequent lead changes with Randy Hedrick, Ron Williams and Mike King, it all came down to a set of green flag pit stops. Hedrick and Chris Cable had built a good lead up front, and as they both dove onto pit road, a yellow flag would fly. Cable would get trapped a lap down, but Hedrick was able to skip by his stall and drive through pit lane and stay on the lead lap. However, it put him at the back of the field, and allowed Mike King who started dead last again to get a crack at the front.
A battle with Perry and surprising contender Greg Netherwood would see them swap the lead a handful of times in a handful of laps. But, Perry would manage to get out front for good and lead the final 33 laps for his victory. King would wind up 2nd for the second week in a row, with Ronnie Potts, Hedrick, and Cable rounding out the top 5.
The series heads to USA International next week!
Wyatt Wolfe Jr. played the conservative approach for much of the Daytona 250, the series opener for the RaceDay Cup Series. The approach paid off, as he took the checkers for his first Cup Series win.
Chris Cable crossed the line in second, followed by Will Harris, Robert Barney, and CJ Miller.
The race was a close battle which went nearly 70 laps before the first of two cautions, the second of which collected numerous cars.
The series heads to Phoenix next week for round two, see ya there!
Clay Snider took the lead on a restart with 9 to go, and managed to hold on for his first Can-Am Racing Series victory in the NEO Racing News Pro Cup. Snider held on at the line as teammates Nick Silver and Sean Casto made a last-ditch push for glory.
Snider was making his first start from 36th in the iRacing.com Nationwide B-Car league run by Can-Am, after four previous starts in the M Rolfe Designs Late Model Tour. Prior to tonight, his best finish was a 5th at Rockingham.
The race was marred by “the big one” before lap 25, which involved more than a third of the field of 39 cars. After the pace car pulled off, the field nearly completed a full fuel run before the yellows flew again. That caution set up a spectacular dash to the finish, with 9 laps of tandem drafting. Following Snider was Nick Silver and Sean Casto, with Derek Robinson and Shane Ewing rounding out the top five. Drivers competing in the NEO Racing News Pro Cup will move to Phoenix in week two, competing in both a 17 race “Chase Sprint” and a 34 race full season point battle.
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