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Scott Simley
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Jimmie North
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Jeremy Pate
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Scott Stenzel
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Kris Gibeau
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Patrick Colby
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Larry Pace
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JD Laird
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Chad Coleman
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Chad Cole
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Brian V Macklin
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EJ ORourke
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Doug Sigmon
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Michael Priester
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Jimmie North
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Joe Hudson
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Pedro Mega
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Robert Gillenwater
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David Comstock
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Jordan Hightower
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Chad Cole
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JD Laird
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Chad Coleman
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Alan Pajari
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Jimmie North
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Michael Priester
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Mike Kelley
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Kris Gibeau
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Justin Fuller
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Chad Coleman
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Larry Pace
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Jeremy Pate
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Chad Cole
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Mike Kelley
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Doy Woods
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Jordan Hightower
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Joe Hudson
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Michael Priester
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David Comstock
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Jordan Hightower
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Chad Coleman
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EJ ORourke
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JD Laird
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Kris Gibeau
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Doy Woods
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Paul Nicholas Cooper
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Jonathan Lockhart
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Joe Hudson
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The Tide Rolled to Victory with Colby

2017-07-06 18:30:01 - Posted By: Joey Gattina
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Round #5 would see the WCIParts.com Truck Series make a home visit to the Talladega Superspeedway. With series sponsor just down the road in Pelham, Al and the addition of five local Alabama drivers it was setup for a possible hometown showdown. 

Kicking off the night's events would be qualifying that would go to Pendergrass, Georgia driver Chad Coleman starting from the pole and Tim Matthews out of Salyersville, Kentucky alongside. Once the green dropped Matthews would see himself take the spot but would find trouble later in the event. The #20 of Coleman would not lead a single lap and would have an up and down event landing him in the 9th spot when the checkered flagged dropped. This finish would catapult Coleman to the series points lead. 

With a strong start and three wide racing throughout the field, it was only a matter of time before the BIG ONE would come. When the smoke cleared, it was Montgomery, Al driver Patrick Colby who would lead the most laps and go on to take his Alabama Crimson Tide sponsored truck into victory lane. With the win, Colby would move up nine spots in the points, slotting him in the 15th position. 

Following Colby would be another Alabama driver in the Racing For Awareness #14 Joey Gattina coming home second. This finish would move Gattina up seven spots in the championship standing, finding him in second just 13 points out of the lead. Coming home third would be Doug Sigmon, 4th J. Randall Watkins, and the fifth spot went to the 41st starter KC Duncan.

Next week the series heads to the Hoosier state as the WCIParts.com Truck Series will visit the famed Indianapolis Motorspeedway. With only six races left until the Chase who will lock themselves in and who will be left out.



Flat Out Friday Inaugural Season Championship Goes To Wesley Donaldson

2017-07-02 14:59:35 - Posted By: Steven Haring
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Wesley Donaldson went about his Championship the way he seems to race. Very methodically, business like and quietly. His season was had a total of 3 top 5's and 9 top 10's and that’s really what got him to the Championship. He never really had a bad race other than the 3rd one of the season at Kentucky where he got caught up in someone else’s mess. He was the model of consistency throughout the year and a well deserved championship.

Coming in 2nd place was KC Duncan who, unlike Donaldson, had a season more like a Jerry Springer show. KC would seem to always be in the wrong place at the wrong time and just battle, battle, battle every race. Duncan would notch 1 top 5 and 4 top 10's in coming in runner-up. 

Rounding out the remaining drivers would be EJ O’Rourke, who without missing a few races would have been really pushing Donaldson for the title with 1 win, 5 top 5's and 6 top 10's. Coming in 4th place was Steve Haring and we’re checking to make sure that is not a scoring error because it has to be wrong. Bobby Whetsel would round out the top 5 for the season and similar to O’Rourke, without missing a few races he too would have been a force for Donaldson to reckon with.

For the first ever season on Friday nights, it started a little rough but by mid-season the racing was more than what was expected. Respect started to grow and the majority of races went with only 1 or 2 cautions. We are hoping for the same as we start 2017 Season 2 on July 7th at Daytona and the challenge to see if we can crown a new champion.



Coleman Cashes In At Vegas In Flat Out Friday

2017-07-02 14:39:58 - Posted By: Steven Haring
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Larry Pace would capture the pole in a short field in the race to determine the 2017 Season 1 Champion with Chad Coleman starting next to him on the outside row. With a short field and the race only being 75 laps it was clear that this race was probably going to go caution free with the history of the last few weeks. And it did.

Pace would jump out to the early lead and give up the lead to Coleman on the first round of pit stops on lap 25. Would like to talk about the yellows and how it shuffled field but everyone knew this was going green to the end. Coleman would give it back to pace for a short period of time as everyone did the last stop of the race. As JD Webb would say “Coleman got 4 new shoes and a bag of oats” and off he went. Pace, pitting behind Coleman, would try something different and took 2 right sides in hopes of gaining ground on Coleman on pit stops. In the end Pace did come out in front of Coleman with the 2 tire stop but it didn’t last for long as 3 laps later Coleman would go past Pace and cruise the rest of the way to the victory with Pace coming in right behind him by a little over 8 seconds.

Rounding out the top 5 was Tim Matthews in 3rd and Wesley Donaldson in 4th and Michael Waters picking up 5th.

Not only did Donaldson get 4th in the race but he also walked home with the Inaugural Flat Out Friday 2017 Season 1 Championship.



Coleman Wins Daytona to Kick Off Sunday Cup Segment 2

2017-06-26 04:24:29 - Posted By: Mike Kelley
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For Immediate Release: June 25th, 2017

Nothing kicks off a new season like a Superspeedway race, and the debut battle of Segment 2 at Daytona didn't disappoint. This race had it all! A full field, huge packs, big names, big wrecks, and an incredible finish. Anthony DeBaro put his #96 machine on the pole, and Jordan Hightower grabbed the runner-up starting spot in his Sunday Cup debut. The action packed event had 6 leaders and 13 lead changes, and the pace was slowed 5 times for cautions. In reality, the racing was hard and clean with everyone giviing a lot of room. Unfortunately, the iRacing netcode is having issues right now on SS tracks, and possibly contributed to almost every caution. Sim500 officials are encouraged about the racing this group of drivers will provide as the season rolls on.

It was just your normal plate race for the first segment of the race. Most were just riding, and some made moves through the pack. One thing was clear, the lead was the place to be. Hightower spun his tires on the start and immediately fell back, backing up the outside row. JD Laird and Brian Day quickly jumped to the outside and moved into the top 2 spots.  Josh Parker took the lead at the start of lap 10, dragging Chad Coleman along with him, as Laird fell way back in the top groove. The racing amongst the pack was amazing and clean, and almost the whole field was still in a pack at lap 20. Scott Formosa pushed into the lead about this time. and Anthony Calantoni, Parker, Kris Gibeau, and Coleman controlled the top 5 positions.

On lap 22, Zac Carder misjudged his move to the inside and cleaned out the #14 car of Joey Gattina. Fortunately it was a two-car accident, but both cars were done for the night. On lap 37 The #39 car of Gibeau got a little aggressive with a bump draft, lost control, and triggered a big accident in turn 3. Parker Kligerman and Timmy Hill had their races ended, as well as 2 time winner Gilliland and several others. The attrition was building, and racers were getting a little nervous about survival. One lap after the lap 42 restart, Justin Fuller pushed a little too much on the #17 car of KC Duncan, causing a single car spin. Duncan would return to the track after some repair and finish 14th.

The cars hit the half way point under caution, and as the green flew on lap 48. the top 5 was Formosa, Coleman, David Boden, Hightower, and EJ ORourke. This intense segment of pack racing would only last until lap 59 when the car of Hightower moved to the inside trying to shadow the rear end of the Coleman machine. The only problem was that the #41 of ORourke had already moved up into that same spot and established his position. The contact between the two cars sent ORourke spinning out of control, and another "Big One" ensued. 12 cars were collected in all, including early front runners Laird, Parker, Byron Daley, Doy Woods, Calantoni, and Sean Yoder.

The "battle to the finish" was set, but one more caution was waiting in the weeds. The pack was a bit smaller now, but the lead was still hotly contested. With 15 to go, Coleman lead the field, followed by Trey Eidson, Hightower, DeBaro and Cody Welker (all the way up from 28th). On lap 76 the ugly "netcode" popped up and victimized the car of Formosa. He bounced off the side of the #90 of Boden that was easily feet away on the virtual speedway. Formosa had to hit the trailer after hard contact with the wall, and no other cars were involved.

Now it was time to get serious, as the field went green for the final time on lap 81 for a 10 lap dash to the checkers. Coleman controlled the field at the stripe and set off to hold the pack behind him. Hightower stalked him, as Welker, DeBaro and Jammes Sombke waited in the wings to see how it would play out. The small pack rolled off the remaining laps single file, with no one wanting to attempt the high side and risk given up position. On the last lap, Hightower waited until the exit of turn 4 to make his move on Coleman. He charged to the outside and had the momentum to make it happen, but Coleman threw a well-timed right hook that effectively stalled Hightowers run to the line, giving the #20 Chevy SS the edge by .003 seconds at the the stripe. The closest finish in Sim500 Cup's short history! An amazing finish to a very entertaining Coke Zero 225. Cody Welker took the final podium spot, and DeBaro and Eidson filled out the top 5.

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated, and all of us at Sim500 hope to see you in TWO weeks at Kentucky Speedway, as we take next week off for the 4th of July Holiday. Have a great vacation everyone!!!




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