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Post by Mystrsyko on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:20 am

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The PARA Offline Dash series is an offline league run using the classic Nascar Racing 3 platform. PARA, the Professional Auto Racing Association, was started in 2008 by a group of disgruntled Nascar fans who were tired of the constant rule changes and perceived lack of common sense. The Offline Dash Series was their answer to Nascar's shenanigans, now currently in it's second season.

I've been running this league on multiple forums through it's own site, but one of those forums is now largely abandoned, so it was very nice of Cynon to let me set up shop here Smile

Most information for the series can be found at the main site, including some additional back story regarding the formation of PARA, the series schedule, current points standings, a write up of the most recent race, and details on how to sign up your team and drivers. Archived results are currently only available here. Be warned, there is a large number of images to load.

Signups are always open!  Even though we're nearly midway through the season, signups never close. Feel free to sign up for part or all of the remaining schedule. If you still paint for N3, then you are awesome! Send in your own car if you wish too. Those who don't can either pick from those available on the main site or visit The Wind Tunnel forums and put in a paint request. TWT is the place to go for all things N3, and the painters there are the best of the best.

When signing up, please READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. It's not quite as simple as filling out a form, but it's not difficult to understand either. If you have any trouble figuring out what to do, feel free to ask, I will do what I can to help you out. It should be mentioned that teams are limited to two cars only, but there is no limit on the number of drivers a team can employ.

Race 11 of 25 has already been run and will be posted in the near future, so the first race for those new to the series will be Race 12 at Michigan. I'll be looking forward to seeing the new faces Smile


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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by conrail1990 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:21 am

So does this mean I can keep my cars?
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Mystrsyko on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:22 am

Those who are already in are still in, if that's what you're asking
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Chives2112 on Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:00 am

I like some of those cars you have. I just sent you an email.
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Post by Rykia on Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:20 pm

I'm going to PM you my car info if that's okay(i dont get on my e-mail much).
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Mystrsyko on Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:10 am

After a somewhat long delay due to moving houses and my computer spazing out, I'm back and finally got some time to myself to get through the results of the last race. All those who sent me sign up info after my first post will see their cars in the next race.



The eleventh race, and only international event of the Para Offline Dash Series season, the Red Bull Energy 100 from Cayuga Speedway Park in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada, is in the books.

Practice was intense as 33 cars crammed themselves onto the slick half mile oval in search of speed. Particularly fast was Fire Focks Racing. Both Foxen brothers set and reset the fastest lap of the session, ultimately occupying 3rd and 5th on the speed charts. Newcomer Austin Jensen who got his first dash series start at North Wilkesboro was also in the top 5. But Mark Blackwell would post the best time of the session, a blistering lap of 107.265mph.

In qualifying, many drivers who usually hang out at the back of the pack stepped up, with Ima Beast just missing Mike Howard's pole winning run of 106.761mph. Shinobu Sensui, Jeffery Wheeler, and Todd Foxen made up the rest of the top 5.

Soon, it was race time. As the cars lined up on the grid, Shinobu Sensui's #5 stalled and had to be pushed into place by her crew. It refired quickly, the grid was cleared, and the green came out. Immediately, Sensui's car sputtered, causing her to hold up the inside line into the first corner. Ima beast would outpace Mike Howard's loose Chevy through the turn and take the lead.



If Mike Howard's car was loose, then Dave Reuille's was super-loose. He slipped and slid around the track before over correcting himself into the wall on the second lap. This resulted in a caution period, that somehow enabled Reuille to stay on the lead lap.



Ima Beast lead the field to the restart on lap 6. He quickly found himself being challenged by Mike Howard, but was able to defend against Howard's attempts to wrestle the lead from him. Howard and Jeffery Wheeler would fall out of the top five while the Fire Focks Racing brothers worked their way through. By lap 35 Collin Foxen had run down Ima Beast. Despite his best efforts, Beast lost the lead 6 laps later and watched as Foxen drove away.



As Collin Foxen pulled away, his older brother Todd was working his way forward. Soon he found himself in second, but was unable to make up any ground to his teammate. Jackson Burwell also worked his way into the top 5, and was in a spirited battle with Asia Calamari, Austin Jensen, and Mike Howard to stay there. As the laps ticked by, a familiar face began to make himself known. By lap 70, Brett Sanders had joined the 4 way battle for fifth. But there wasn't a thing he, or anyone else could do to catch Collin Foxen, who despite lapped traffic destroying his 5 second lead, still cruised to victory well ahead of any of his competitors.



For the first time ever, 3 different drivers earned the 3 bonus points for the most positions gained. Collin Foxen (13th to 1st), Brett Sanders (15th to 3rd), and Steven Kaine (30th to 18th) all advanced 12 spots during the race. Asia Calamari was the next best, gaining 10 spots to earn herself 2 bonus points. Mark Blackwell bookended the day with nearly identical fast laps in practice and the race. The latter was just .005mph faster, and earned him 5 bonus points.

Full Results:



Post Race Analysis:
Fire Focks Racing dominated the weekend, finishing 1-2 and padding their lead in the Team Points race. But Kesler-Jones Autosport had a great day as well, with both Jackson Burwell and Ima Beast in the top 10.

With the win, Collin Foxen became the first driver to reach the $300,000 mark in earnings


Quotes of the Race:
Todd Foxen: "If only I had another 35 or 40 laps, I could have caught him. Collin did an awesome job today. I'm so proud of him."

Sean English: "I tied my season best finish today. Normally that's something to get excited about."


Team & Driver Points: http://n3paraleague.webs.com/pointsstandings.htm
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Post by Mystrsyko on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:44 am

The Champion Spark Plug 150, the second superspeedway race of the season, was the next stop for the PARA Offline Dash Series. Shep34 came to Michigan International seeking to defend his win from last season, and with the monstrous engines put out by RJBS Motorsports, he was certainly the favorite heading in.

In practice, the teams near the top of the points standings took things easy, knowing that the need to race smart was most important in the developing championship battle. In addition, the largest field of the season, 35 cars, made things more cramped and crowded than usual. As a result, backmarkers lead the way, with Erin Dolphina posting the fastest lap of the session at 186.92mph, just ahead of Sean English.

Qualifying saw Mark Werderitz sitting atop the speed charts for the second time this season, just edging out Portia Reuille with a lap of 188.442mph. Points leader Brett Sanders decided to try something new on his qualifying setup, with disastrous results. He would line up 29th, with his teammate, Kelly Blackwater, timing in 4th using his previous setup.

Once the cars were on the grid and the pre-race ceremonies were finished, it was time to go racing. Pole sitter Mark Werderitz leapt off the starting line and into the lead with Chad Wright in tow. Tyler Putnam, deciding he was faster than everyone ahead of him, took it three wide for the first two laps in an effort to move forward.



That effort would pay off, with Putnam taking over the lead on lap 4. As he began to pull away, others would work their way forward as well. Collin Foxen would make his way into the top 3, while Erin Dolphina would take on fellow female drivers Portia Reuille and Kelly Blackwater in an exciting battle for 6th.



Soon it became clear that Tyler Putnam was not the fastest car on track. That honor would belong to Jason Ross, who was plowing his way through the field from his near dead last starting spot. Also faster was the guy in second, Collin Foxen. He would nab the lead from Putnam on lap 38.



Despite the battle for first, most of the attention was focused on Dan Mackay and Jason Ross, who by lap 40, had fought their way into the top five. Before they could make a run at the leaders, though, they'd need to stop for tires and fuel. Collin Foxen would give up the lead on lap 47 to make his stop, followed by several others. His teammate Todd, however, somehow missed Chad Wright's signal that he was pitting, and dove to the inside to pass just as the #81 was pulling in. The contact sent Foxen into the outside wall and the rest of the field into a frenzy of swerving and slowing machines. Mark Blackwell's fading brakes did him no favors, causing him to plow into the rear of Johnathan Thomen's #21.



The crash brought out the caution at the worst possible moment for several drivers. Former leader Collin Foxen was trapped a lap down, as was Braxton Rinno, Shinobu Sensui, and Chad Wright. They would line up for the green next to new leader Sean Quebulem, who's team put together an amazing stop to get him out front. Dan Mackay, Tyler Putnam, Erin Dolphina, and Jason Ross rounded out the top five.



Quebulem wouldn't hold the lead for long. Dan Mackay told his crew not to make any changes to the car during his pit stop, and it paid off. He grabbed the lead just three laps after the restart. Further back, Dave Reuille would slide his car along the outside wall down the front stretch before finally catching it and continuing on. The wall of smoke he threw up played havoc with the drivers behind, causing Brett Sanders and pole sitter Mark Werderitz to lose all the ground they had been trying to make up.



As the laps ticked off, Mackay had more and more difficulty keeping the lapped cars behind him. This allowed Erin Dolphina and Sean English to catch up to, and join, the battle for the top five. With just 12 laps to go, Sean English was finally able to get a run on the leaders and pass both Putnam and Mackay for the lead heading into turn 1. With his car finally out front again for the first time since the season opener, English was making his car as wide as possible to keep the others behind him. Tyler Putnam wouldn't be denied, however, and passed the #23 for the lead with just 4 laps to go.



The three way battle for first was in no way over yet, with both English and Jason Ross taking shots at Putnam. Coming to the white flag, Ross rocketed off the 4th turn and passed both English and Putnam to take the lead.



Tyler Putnam tried one final time to dive past in turn three, but the move sent him up the banking and out of contention. English drove past for second while Jason Ross took his third PARA Dash Series victory.



Pit strategy, and a little good luck, helped Sean English get his best finish of the season, with an additional 2 bonus points for moving up 26 places during the race. Jason Ross's incredible drive from 33rd to first would not only earn him the 3 points for most positions gained, but another 5 points for setting the fastest lap as well.

Full Results:



Post Race Analysis:
Jason Ross became just the second driver to win three races in the Dash Series, and the 8th to win two in the same season.

Brett Sander's qualifying mishap hurt his chances at a potential top 10. Had he started up front he likely wouldn't have been held up by Dave Reuille's incident. Nevertheless, his points lead came out intact. Out of the top ten, only Werderitz gained any ground.


Quotes of the Race:
Jason Ross: "Things went absolutely prefect today. We had the fastest car, we fought our way forward, and we won! That was fun, I want to do it again!"

Sean English: "The whole team did an awesome job today. All we needed was a little luck and we had it. It feels good."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Chives2112 on Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:22 am

Chad Luecomb Scores Top-10 in First Career Start

Newcomer Chad Luecomb turned a few heads as he was able to squeak into the top-10 in his first career start. Luecomb qualified 10th but had a bit of trouble staying in the top 10, however, he pulled it together to get back into that 10th spot.

"Hahaha, this is pretty awesome. Team did great, pit crew did great, and I found my pit box everytime thanks to my Dunkin' Donuts doughnut pit board. I was hoping that I wouldn't take up any space as I kind of invaded this series mid-way through. This small family operation was great and I hope we can have a great rest of the season and hopefully contend for a championship in the next couple of years," said Chad Luecomb as he sat up against is Toyota. [/spoiler][/color]


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Post by Mystrsyko on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:57 pm

The Grand Prix of Road America, the halfway point of the season, and the second of four road courses on the schedule, was the next stop for the drivers of the PARA Offline Dash Series. Jason Ross won the most recent race on a road course, and heads into this one fresh off a win in Michigan.

The extended practice session saw a wide variety of teams and drivers at the top of the speed charts, but Jason Ross, driving on a modified version of his winning Mid-Ohio setup had the best lap. His lap of 105.249mph was just enough to edge newcomer Chad Luecomb for the top spot.

As qualifying began, dark clouds rolled in and caused the track surface to cool off. The amount of grip in the track skyrocketed, greatly helping out the loose setups some of the teams had in practice. Mark Werderitz was best able to take advantage of the grippier track to take the pole with a lap of 106.687mph.

When the green flag came out to start the race, the drivers all stomped on the throttle to race down into turn one. Surprisingly, everyone seemed to get through the first corner unscathed. Outside pole sitter Austin Jensen took advantage when Werderitz's car slid wide and pulled alongside to take the lead in turn three.



Heading down the backstretch Werderitz is able to challenge for the lead, and he gets it when Steven Kaine tries to pass everyone three wide, forcing Austin Jensen and third place The Shermanator to back off to avoid a crash.



Mark Werderitz would lead the rest of the way back around to the start-finish line with Steven Kaine hot on his heals. Austin Jensen would begin to slide back while The Shermanator and Michael Kaine fought to keep up with the leaders. Heading down the back stretch again, Steven Kaine would dive-bomb Werderitz for the lead. He would only keep it until turn eight, however, when Werderitz powers through again. The Shermanator, seeing an opportunity, snakes his way through to the lead out of the last corner and leads the lap.



Over the next several laps, the two would trade the lead back and forth until taken by surprise by Shep34, who had worked his way to the lead from his starting spot in tenth.



The Shermanator would have none of it and pass Shep34 back for the lead. The two would battle for the top spot for the next several laps, before Shep34 finally got a hold of the lead and pulled away. In all the excitement over the battle for the lead, it was easy to miss all the little off track moments drivers had throughout the field. Brett Sanders slid wide in the Carousel and banged in the side of his car on the guard rail, Sean Quebulem spun down the backstretch but only brought out a local yellow, and Jackson Burwell met the steel in turn seven. Burwell would be the only one to lose a lap when he pit for repairs.



As most road races go, the cars would begin to get strung out along the course. This was true up until green flag pit stops on lap fifteen when everyone except Burwell and Dan Mackay hit the pits. Afterwards, Shep34's lead would grow to over five seconds over The Shermanator, both Kaine brothers, Ben Dover, and Mark Werderitz. Several drivers on their way to the front include Erin Dolphina and Sean English, but the latter's hopes of a good finish went up in smoke, along with his engine, on lap 25.



The race would continue on with little change in position until more green flag pit stops on lap 31. Again, Dan Mackay and this time Jason Ross stay out, hoping for a caution to cement their new track position. With the laps winding down, the only driver that seemed capable of catching Shep34 was Erin Dolphin, who pushed through into second place and took off after him. Her pursuit would end three laps shy, however, when the only caution of the race came out for a crash between Mark Werderitz and Ben Dover in the Carousel.



With debris on track and a bent guard rail, the race was forced to end under yellow, with Shep34 taking his third career win, and first at a road course.



The call to stay out at the end allowed Jason Ross to earn the three bonus points for gaining 28 places during the race. Newcomer Braxton Rinno earned the other two with a hard fought 6th place, up 19 from where he started. Shep34 took the five points for fastest lap of the race at 106.627.

Full Results:



Post Race Analysis:
Mark Werderitz's pole position was his second in a row, the first time anyone has done that in PARA competition.

Brett Sander's crash cost him big in the points, dropping all the way to fourth. Werderitz now leads by six over Collin Foxen. Jason Ross, by way of his consistent top 5 finishes is now up to 5th, and Shep34 7th.


Quotes Of The Race:
Shep34: "It feels so good to finally win at a road course! I've always loved road racing, and to win here is just awesome!"

Erin Dolphina: "We've been running a lot better lately with a fifth and a second, so I'm hoping we can finally end this curse and get our first win soon."


Team & Driver Points: http://n3paraleague.webs.com/pointsstandings.htm
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Post by Chives2112 on Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:57 pm

Luecomb Has Average Outing at Road America[/b][/i][/u]

After finishing an impressive 10th place in his first PARA race at Michigan, Luecomb came into the Road America Grand Prix weekend knowing he would struggle. That is, because road racing is not what he's good at. Practice saw him towards the top of the charts, but changing qualifying conditions proved disaster for the Dunkin' Donuts team. He qualified 28th. He managed a 17th place finish after all was said-and-done.

"Well, that wasn't very fun," was all Chad Luecomb said after the race.


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Post by Mystrsyko on Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:38 am

The next stop for the PARA Offline Dash Series was the oldest racetrack in the country, the Milwaukee Mile, for the running of the Diehard 150.

Practice was tense and hair raising, as car after car slid out of the groove and into the wall in the flat, slick corners. PARA eventually decided to extend the practice session by over 20 minutes because so little green flag time had elapsed between crashes. None of the drivers involved suffered any injuries, but three would be forced to backup cars: Steven Kaine, Jefferey Wheeler, and Christopher Allen.

Qualifying on the flat one mile oval was equally intense, with multiple drivers swapping provisional pole until Dan Mackay topped the lap boards with his lap of 121.155mph. Jackson Burwell looked poised to take the pole for himself until he got sideways coming off the fourth turn, yet still managed to take second on the grid.

Dan Mackay jumped out to the early lead as the inside line motored on past those cars stuck on the outside on the start. He would lead just one lap before third place starter Matty43 pulled alongside to pass in turn three.



While his car may have been faster than Mackay's, Matty43 was not happy with the handling. He was constantly fighting to keep the car from spinning around and on lap seven, nearly lost. Coming through the fourth turn, the McDonalds #43 jumped sideways causing Matty43 to chase it all the way to the inside grass to save it. Portia Reuille had to mash on the brakes to avoid running into the back of his car, allowing fourth place Mark Werderitz to slip past all of them and into the lead.



The top four quickly began to pull away, leaving Matty43 to fight off Ben Dover and Chad Luecomb for 5th. Before the leaders could get very far, however, Steven Jensen slides out of the groove and into the wall in turn 3. With the wide corners and narrow racing groove, PARA elects not to throw the caution, so Jensen goes two laps down while getting repairs in the pits. When he finally makes it back out on track, his car is too slow getting up to speed to avoid holding up the field. The sudden slowdown catches out Collin Foxen, who can't slow in time to avoid punting Sean Quebulem, putting he and Kelly Blackwater into the wall and bringing out the caution.



Under the yellow, most of the field hits pit road. Leader Mark Werderitz stays out to lead more laps, and therefore increase his points total for the day. When the green came back out on lap 42, he immediately put the slow car of Steven Jensen between himself and second place. The first car on fresh tires, Dan Mackay, restarted all the way back in 15th.

On the slick surface it wasn't long until the cars on fresh tires came to the front. Matty43 and Todd Foxen both stormed through the field, taking seventh and eighth in just four laps. Despite this, it takes them until lap 62 to pass through to second place and try to chase down Mark Werderitz.



Things get mildly controversial again on lap 65 when Shep34 slides wide out of the groove and nudges Johnathan Thomen into the wall. A great piece of driving by Thomen gets his car pointed the right way almost immediately, and even though debris was clearly left on the track, PARA chooses not to throw the caution once again because it isn't near the racing line.



Jackson Burwell could care less if the caution came out or not because just a few laps later he worked his way around Mark Werderitz to take the lead. Todd Foxen would weasel his way past two laps later to lead himself.



Lap 84 saw the first pitstops for the car who elected to stay out during the race's only caution period. Green flag pitstops would continue for the next several laps until a scary incident on lap 89 between Mark Werderitz and Dave Reuille. Werderitz was caught on the outside exiting turn 4 while trying to make his way into the pits and cut across the #28's nose, sending both cars into the end of the concrete pit wall. Werderitz's car suffered a glancing blow but Reuille's backed straight in and stopped dead in it's tracks. Werderitz continued on and Dave Reuille, after taking some time to catch his breath, climbed out uninjured.



Because the caution came out during green flag pit stops, everyone who had just stopped was now stuck a lap down. Todd Foxen had the same strategy as Werderitz, stay out and lead as many laps as possible. He lead the field to the restart on lap 95.



Even though he is able to keep the lapped traffic between himself and the rest of the lead lap cars, he is no match for the fresher tires of his competition, and Ben Dover works his way into the lead on lap 102. The lapped traffic, mostly faster cars trapped a lap down by bad timing, make a nearly impenetrable barrier between Dover and the rest of the field. Dover pulls away to take his second career win by more than five seconds over second place Asia Calamari.



Austin Jensen would take the 3 bonus points for most positions gained by moving up 28 spots during the race while Mike Howard, finishing one spot ahead of him, would get the other two for moving up 27 places. Race winner Ben Dover set the fastest lap of the race in the closing laps at 122.378mph.

Full results:



Post Race Analysis:
With Dover's win, Sherm Motorsports would move into 3rd in the Team Points standings over Altamont Racing. Both teams have 1178 points, but Sherm Motorsports has two wins to Altamont's one.

Mark Werderitz's gamble to stay out cost him a good finish, but the bonus points he gained for leading mean his points lead has only grown.


Quotes of the race:
Dave Reuille: "I'm alright. My team makes certain all our cars are built as safe as they possibly can be. That was probably one of the hardest hits of my career."

Jason Ross: "I was really hoping for better than 7th today, but we'll take it. Every race we're getting closer and closer to the points leader."
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Post by Chives2112 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:37 am

Ha, another top-10 finish. Very Happy


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Post by Rykia on Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:55 am

Spoiler:
12th, decent run.
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Post by Mystrsyko on Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:56 pm

The PARA Dash Series' next stop was in Sturgis, South Dakota, for the Harley Davidson Motorcycles 125 at the challenging Black Hills Speedway.

In practice, the tricky, Darlington-esque track kept teams and drivers guessing as they fought for both space and speed in the narrow corners. Surprisingly, Kesler-Jones Autosport driver Jackson Burwell put the pink #32 Barbie sponsored Dodge Challenger on top the speed charts with his lap of 171.929mph.

In qualifying, he wasn't nearly as fast though, ultimately ending up in 8th starting spot. In another surprise, Portia Reuille would grab the pole by just edging out Erin Dolphina, making for the first time a PARA race would start with an all-female front row.

At the drop of the green flag, the two girls up front would waste no time in trying to take off from the field. They battled for the top spot all the way around the track before Portia Reuille came out with the lead. Erin Dolphina wasn't going to settle for second though, as she came back to pass her just a few laps later to take the lead herself.



As they continued to fight for the front spot, they continued to pull away from every car in the field, save one. Jackson Burwell had fixed the handling issues that hurt him in qualifying and was now the fastest car on track again. On lap 13, he dives beneath Erin Dolphina in turn 4 to take the lead.



Despite being led around by a pink Barbie car, neither Dolphina, nor Portia Reuille could keep up with Burwell's pace. By the time pit stops began on lap 60, he had built up a nearly 5 second lead. Despite lapped traffic, he was able to keep his massive lead all the way to the end to win in dominant fashion.



In a race that saw a fairly small amount of passing, Mark Blackwell was able to work his way through the field to earn the 3 bonus points for moving up 20 spots. Christopher Allen received the other two points. Jackson Burwell set the fastest lap of the race at 172.842mph to earn 5 more bonus points.

Full Results:



Post Race Analysis:
Jackson Burwell's win, and the large number of bonus points he acquired by leading more than 70 laps, jumps him up in the standings to 11th, just 3 points outside the top 10.

Quotes of the Race:
Jackson Burwell: "I know Barbie has done just about everything, but this is probably the first time she's ever made it to victory lane!"

Mark Werderitz: "Twelfth isn't very good, but when you have an off day like that it helps when the other guys running for the championship finish poorly as well."
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Post by Alpineopossum on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:02 pm

That 21 John Deere car is great looking
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Post by Rykia on Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Spoiler:
27th Sad
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Post by Chives2112 on Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:58 am

6th is berry berry good.


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Post by Mystrsyko on Tue May 22, 2012 4:18 pm

The inaugural Monster 100 at Gateway International Raceway was the next stop on the PARA Offline Dash Series schedule. With just 10 races to go, Mark Werderitz is looking for a good finish to maintain his points lead over Collin Foxen.

Practice found many teams struggling. Despite the test session at the beginning of the season, most teams were well off the pace. Especially slow were the newer teams that didn't have the additional information from the test. Bob Dole was quickest, with a lap of 133.360mph.

For qualifying, Chad Luecomb threw some massive changes at his car on a hunch, and shocked everyone with his pole winning run at 135.021mph. Defending series champion Brett Sanders turned in the second fastest lap, almost a half mile per hour slower than Luecomb.

With the field set, and lined up on the grid, it was time to begin the inaugural Monster 100. At the drop of the green flag, the field raced off into turn one in unison, with Chad Luecomb getting the upper hand and the lead through turn 1.



Out of turn two, Brett Sanders' car would push up into the outside wall. The contact would cause Sanders to lose several positions, but did not seem to cause any damage.

As the drivers start to find their rhythm, Chad Luecomb and second place The Shermanator work their way out to a two second lead. Shermanator wasn't satisfied with second, however, and passed Luecomb for the lead on lap 16.



The tough track and unforgiving heat was hard on drivers and their cars. The first to retire was Erin Dolphina on lap 24, followed by pole sitter Chad Luecomb 12 laps later.



By this point, both Fire Focks Racing Pontiacs had worked their way into the top five. Todd Foxen's car was dialed in, allowing him to pass The Shermanator for the lead on lap 39.



He would hold the lead during the run to green flag pit stops, ahead of both Sherm Motorsports cars, his younger brother Collin Foxen, and Altamont Racing's rookie driver Kelly Blackwater. Of the leaders, Todd Foxen was the first to pit on lap 60, but a mistake on pit road cost him precious seconds and he came out the meat in a Sherm Motorsports sandwich.



Still upset from the pit road blunder, Foxen slowly began to fall back, leaving Ben Dover and The Shermanator to lead unchallenged. The two teammates, however, were not holding back. Dover was after a potential record setting third win of the season, while The Shermanator was still looking for his first. He would inch Dover out of the groove to take the lead on lap 70.



Two laps later, the first on track incident of the day occurred, when Braxton Rinno lost the back end and slid into the wall. The contact was light and Rinno was able to keep going without too much trouble, so PARA decided against throwing the caution flag. A caution wouldn't save Sean English though; his car expired just two laps later.



As the laps wound down, the leader began to encounter slower traffic. Ben Dover was able to set up his teammate using the slow cars as a pick, and took the lead back on lap 76.



Shermanator would not be denied, however, and fought his way past the following lap. With so few laps remaining, he was using every trick in his arsenal to keep Dover behind him. Dover had other plans, though, finding a way through for the lead with just 6 laps to go. The two proceeded to swap the lead back and forth until ultimately, on the last lap, The Shermanator nudged his teammate out of the groove in turn 3 to take the lead and his first career win.



Collin Foxen and Jefferey Wheeler tied for most spots gained at 24, each earning 3 bonus points. Johnathan Thomen earned the other 2 points for picking up 21 spots. Jason Ross set the fastest lap of the race at 134mph dead en route to a third place finish.

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Post Race Analysis:
The win broke The Shermanator's 39 race long win-less streak. The only driver with a longer win-less streak is Billy Ray John, at 41 races and counting.

Shermanator and Collin Foxen's strong finishes put them well out in front in the points standings.

Quotes of the Race:
Ben Dover: "The last few laps I kept telling myself "He won't hit me. He won't risk crashing his own cars." Well, he hit me, and he won the race."

Chad Wright: "I got word over the radio that Sean thought there was a problem with the engines, and then mine caught fire. We'll have to take them back to the shop and see what we can do to remedy this, because both cars out in one race is just stupid."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Rykia on Tue May 22, 2012 5:01 pm

Dang, 30th. Two bad finishes in a row, ah well, next race maybe!
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Chives2112 on Wed May 23, 2012 5:48 pm

Chad Luecomb: "We threw everything we had into the car, and we got the pole. We're one of the new teams, and it's amazing that we're able to keep up with the rest of the PARA regulars. But it was extremely hot today and it just burned up something in the motor. We'll get them next race."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Mystrsyko on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:06 pm

The next race for the PARA Offline Dash Series was the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the second running of the Napa Auto Parts 100.

In practice, many drivers were immediately fast on the high banks. Jason Ross was particularly fast, blasting out the fastest lap of the session only five minutes in at 175.467mph. Only one incident slowed the session, when Steven Kaine lost an engine.

Qualifying was intense as driver after driver set, and reset, fastest lap. Jason Ross looked set to win the pole over Steven Kaine, until the last car to make a run, Jackson Burwell, edged him out with a lap of 177.252mph.

After qualifying, a sudden rainstorm popped up and soaked the track. A nearly two hour delay ensued while the track was dried. Due to the rubber being washed off the track, PARA allowed the teams to make some quick, last minute adjustments to their cars before the race.

The field immediately spread out 3 wide on the start of the race, with Jackson Burwell and Steven Kaine fighting for the lead all the way around the track. Kaine would nab the lead the next time around while the front runners sorted out 3rd through 6th.



Jackson Burwell wouldn't give up the lead so easily, however, and chases Kaine down to take the lead back three laps later.



As the drivers began to settle into a rhythm, it became clear that most of the field had missed their setups and were struggling to stay on track. This was demonstrated quite dramatically by Braxton Rinno on lap 15 when he got the car entirely sideways and slid down the front stretch.



Rinno was able to keep his car pointed the right direction and continued on, several spots behind where he had been. In contrast to his ill handling car, Michael Kaine and Todd Foxen had their cars hooked up and were catching the leaders. By lap 20 the pair had made it into the top 5.



Soon the sweltering Florida heat and humidity began to take it's toll on car and driver. On lap 29, Chad Wright pulled his smoking car behind the garage and out of the race.



Defending series champion Brett Sanders was tearing his way through the field and setting fast laps in the process. But his progress was brought to a halt on lap 39 when Steven Jensen and Tyler Putnam hit the wall in turn four to bring out the yellow.



Under the caution, the entire field would hit pit road, save for Brett Sanders and Asia Calamari who both missed the entrance somehow. They would pit the following lap, resulting in them both ending up at the tail end of the field. Matty43, who had been running in the top 5 the whole race, easily won the race off pit road and led the field to the green, just behind the damaged car of Tyler Putnam.

As soon as the green flag came back out the field scrambled for position on it's way into turn 1. The leader Matty43 was held up by #39 car, resulting in a bottleneck that Todd Foxen couldn't help but take advantage of. In turn 2 the next lap he pulled to the inside and passed both Jackson Burwell and Matty43 for the lead.



The stronger cars behind him had other ideas. A few laps later on lap 50, Michael Kaine fought his way past his brother and then Foxen to take the lead.



Perhaps feeling left out, Jackson Burwell invited himself to the party by grabbing the lead just three laps later. Michael Kaine wasn't too happy about Burwell crashing his party, so he slingshot past the very next lap. Burwell responded by returning the favor.



As the two continued to trade the lead back and forth, they also began to pull away from the field. It became obvious that the race would come down to these two, and whoever had the lead off of turn four would likely take the win. A pattern soon emerged, where Burwell would pass Kaine out of turn two, and Kaine would re-pass in turns three and four. On the final lap, Kaine managed to hold the lead out of turn two and down the backstretch, but Jackson Burwell managed to stick his nose under in turn three and pull alongside. Out of the final corner the pink and blue #32 was dead even with the black and gold #2. They crossed the line door to door, and nobody could tell who had the advantage.



The two drivers circled around the track waving at the fans and each other, knowing that one of them had won, just not who. Finally, the word came down from PARA timing and scoring. Jackson Burwell had won his second career race in the closest finish in PARA's short history. Just eleven thousandths of a second separated the two cars.

Ima Beast lived up to his name by storming through the field to earn the 3 bonus points for picking up 21 spots. Christopher Allen would pick up the other two. Brett Sanders took the 5 points for fastest lap of the race at 175.564mph.

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Post Race Analysis:
Michael Kaine led just 10 laps, but that was still more than his entire season up to this point.

Most of the points leaders finished towards the rear of the field, leaving Collin Foxen's lead mostly intact.

Quotes of the Race:
Jackson Burwell: "Man that was sooo close! Me and Michael were congratulating each other all the way around because we had no idea who won. We each thought the other guy got it."

Steven Kaine: "It sucks to lose to your brother, but it sucks even more to lead the most laps and still lose to your brother."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Chives2112 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:31 pm

Chad Luecomb: "We struggled as soon as we got off of the hauler, and once the rains came, it made the car even worse. We were still able to gain about 15 positions, I think. We'll just head on out to the next event."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Mystrsyko on Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:13 pm

The PARA Offline Dash Series stayed in Florida for the second consecutive race, this time at the famed Sebring International Raceway for the Everglades Grand Prix. Defending race winner Michael Kaine has been on a roll lately, with two wins earlier in the season and fresh off a narrow runner up finish in Homestead.

Practice began and immediately rain began to fall. Of the three cars that left the pits, exactly none of them were able to stay on track and make it back to the pits. All three elected to take an infield access road back to the garage. As the storm worsened, it became clear that there wasn't going to be any racing that day.

Two days later the rains finally let up, and with a dry, but green track, PARA extended the practice session ten minutes to give teams more time to adjust on their cars. Right away it was clear that the Kaine brothers came prepared. Michael Kaine sat on top the speed charts for most of the practice session with his younger brother Steven just behind. The only thing that went wrong for them was Brett Sanders edging them out for fastest lap at 118.258mph. Other drivers weren't so fortunate. Jefferey Wheeler, who let anyone within earshot know he hated road racing, was the first car off track. He managed to put the car into the gravel again just 10 minutes later before parking it for the remainder of the session. Other drivers who found themselves off roading were Johnathan Thomen, Bob Dole, and Chad Luecomb. Everyone's cars were ready to go again in qualifying.

Qualifying saw a scary crash almost immediately. The second driver out, rookie Christopher Allen, spun the car in the braking zone for turn 8. The car tilted onto its side before slamming into the gravel trap at the edge of the course. When the dust settled, the car had rolled twice, and was burried deep into the tire barrier. Allen climbed out uninjured, and was cleared from the medical center in time to jump in a backup car and make another qualifying attempt. This time he stayed on the road, and managed a 15th place starting spot. Michael Kaine, for the second year in a row, took the pole for the Everglades Grand Prix with his lap of 117.191mph.

The race began almost an hour late, due to the qualifying session running longer than usual. But when the green flag came out, the action more than made up for it. Michael Kaine was able to jump to the lead through turn one, leaving Shep34, The Shermanator, and Brett Sanders to battle it out for second through the tight turns two and three.



The close racing continued all the way back through the field as cars tried to squeeze three wide into the narrow turns. The turn 8 hairpin saw Austin Jensen's car nearly spin sideways in a three wide pass attempt. But what brought everyone to their feet was when Matty43 spun on his way into turn 10. The car bounced off the steel guard rail and into the path of Jackson Burwell. Somehow, Burwell managed to avoid hitting the spinning #43, but the evasion attempt caused his car to spin as well.



The race restarted on lap 4 with Michael Kaine leading The Shermanator, Shep34, Chad Luecomb, and Brett Sanders. Entering the turn 8 hairpin, Sean Quebulem managed to out brake both Shep34 and Luecomb and move himself up into the third spot. He tried to pass Kaine for the lead the next lap but Kaine shut the door on him in turn two and in turn 8. Despite his best efforts, Quebulem finally squeezes past on lap 10 to take the lead.



Before he could pull away, however, Steven Jensen's car would decide to part ways with its right rear tire, sending it hard into the barriers in turn two. Despite the damage, Jensen would limp the car around under yellow to make repairs.



Everyone came down pit road during the caution. Michael Kaine's crew was lightning fast, throwing down a 15 second pit stop and getting him out first. He would line up for the restart ahead of Sean Quebulem, Mike Howard, Brett Sanders, and Shep34. But just when it looked like Kaine's crew had given him the advantage he needed, he slid the car wide in turn 8 on the cold tires, giving the lead up to Sean Quebulem and falling back to third.



Just a few laps later the caution would come out again. Collin Foxen, who had been battling handling problems back in 21st, lost the rear end in the final turn and flattened it against the outside wall. His day was over, and likely his points lead as well.



During the yellow, 11 cars came to the pits, including the two leaders, Quebulem and Howard. This let Brett Sanders inherit the lead, followed by Michael Kaine, Shep34, The Shermanator, and Chad Luecomb. The restart saw Sanders spin the tires a bit, which caused the field to check up to avoid running into the back of each other. The lack of rear grip hurt the #98 as he slid wide in turn 8, allowing Michael Kaine to duck under and pass him for the lead on the entry to turn 9.



Michael Kaine began to pull away from the field, much like he did the previous year when he won the race by over 17 seconds. Clearly, he was focused on becoming the first driver to win 3 races in a single season. But he wasn't the fastest car on the track. Todd Foxen, who had methodically picked his way through the field, held that honor. Close behind him were both of the English Motorsports cars, who had been tag teaming their way to the front.

With 10 laps to go, Michael Kaine's lead evaporated when he dropped two wheels off the track in the esses and nearly spun the car. Todd Foxen and Brett Sanders wasted no time passing him in turn 8.



With help from Shep34, Foxen hounded the back of Brett Sander's car, trying to put as much pressure on as possible. Two laps later, it worked, as Sanders over drove turn 8, handing the lead to Todd Foxen.



Before you could figure out what had happened, he was gone. Todd Foxen opened up a huge lead in the closing laps. He went on to win his second career race by 5.8 seconds over second place Jason Ross, who had rallied late, but ran out of laps to catch the leaders.



Sean English finally managed a good run, not only scoring a top 5 but earning 3 bonus points as well for moving up 27 spots. Jason Ross's late rally earned him the other 2 bonus points. Sean Quebulem set the fastest lap of the race early, at 117.084mph.

Full results:



Post Race Analysis:
While the crash didn't hurt Collin Foxen physically, it certainly hurt him in the points, dropping him down to fourth spot.

The Shermanator's trademark consistency earned him yet another top ten, and moved him to the top of the points list.

Quotes of the Race:
Michael Kaine: "Well, I guess trying to win the race from the pole two years in a row didn't happen. Oh well, being the first to win two poles at one track is cool too."

Steven Jensen: "I'm not sure if it was contact with someone or what, but I got a massive vibration just about a half lap before the crash. There wasn't anything I could do about it."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Rykia on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:12 pm

Yeah, 9th! Very Happy
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Chives2112 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:14 pm

Chad Luecomb: "The car was pretty good all week, but the rain hurt us when it came to getting the car even better. We've never been at this track or even tested on it, so it was a bit of a learning curve out there. We got held up in the pits, and I know that we could have had a top-5 today. We were up there for most of the race, but it's a shame we weren't able to capitalize on it. I can't wait to come back full-time next year, though."
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Re: PARA Season 2: Post Season

Post by Mystrsyko on Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:15 pm

The 19th race of the PARA Offline Dash Series season took place at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. The race was the final night race of the season.

Practice on the famous short track was intense. Large packs of cars dominated the session as drivers sought to get their cars to handle as well as possible in traffic. Those who stayed out of the packs set the fastest laps, with The Shermanator sitting on top the speed charts at the end of the session with a lap of 124.653mph.

Qualifying began with all the teams on edge. Radar indicated rain was drawing closer to the track and nobody was sure if the session would be completed before it began. One by one, drivers timed in, hoping that the session wouldn't get rained out. Finally, the last driver to make their run, Braxton Rinno, was on track, and not a moment too soon. Rain began to fall during his final timed lap. PARA officials made the call to throw the yellow and end the session, but Rinno pushed through and completed his qualifying run. X Racing quickly went to PARA and begged to keep their 14th place time, even though qualifying had technically been canceled at that point. The officials agreed: they didn't want to rerun the entire qualifying session unless absolutely necessary. Tyler Putnam was pleased to hear that his pole winning lap of 126.564 would remain, and he would lead the field to green, when the race eventually was run.

The rain was short, but intense. It took more than two hours to dry the short 3/4 mile track, which meant that the race was going to start after 8pm local time. Nobody had left the stands. When the green came out, almost 2 hours late, Tyler Putnam dashed off into turn one to lead the field.



The green race track made things difficult on many drivers. Nearly every driver was complaining of being too loose, but some were actually helped by the rough conditions. Among them was Brett Sanders, who battled his way to the low line, chased down Tyler Putnam, and on lap 7, took the lead.



Sanders immediately checked out. His car was hooked up better than it had been all week, and the more rubber that worked it's way into the track the better it got. His Altamont Racing teammate Kelly Blackwater had the same good fortune, quickly working her way into the top 5 and breaking free of the pack. The same couldn't be said for Mark Blackwell, however. The green track made his car extremely loose, and on lap 42, he couldn't keep it straight any longer and hit the wall out of turn 4.



No caution came out for the Blackwell incident. Nor for the next car to hit the turn 4 wall. Brett Sanders, while leading by nearly 5 seconds over Steven Jensen, lost control of his car in the exact same spot Blackwell did and hit the wall.



While Blackwell was making his way around to the pits, Steven Jensen and Kelly Blackwater came upon him. Jensen, being on the high line, had to back off and let Kelly Blackwater by so he could get around the damaged #84 car. Kelly found herself in the lead the next lap around when Sanders crashed. She had no trouble keeping it.

Pit stops began on lap 80, when Dan Mackay pulled in over concerns over his tire wear. Others followed, but were interrupted by the caution flag when Chad Wright was run over by Jeffery Wheeler in turn 1.



With the rest of the field pitting under yellow, Kelly Blackwater stayed out front to lead the field to green, with 10 tail-end cars ahead of her. The traffic was a nightmare for the rookie to work her way through as the leader, and within two laps, Steven Jensen snuck past her for the lead.



Jensen didn't have any more luck with the slow traffic, and lost the lead to Ben Dover two laps later. Dover then, in turn, lost the lead back to Kelly Blackwater. Perhaps feeling left out, Sean Quebulem inserted himself into the fight by taking the lead on lap 96.



Kelly Blackwater wouldn't give up so easily. She fought her way back into the lead and proceeded to separate herself from the others by lapping cars. Her plan worked, for about 10 laps. Ben Dover followed her through, and at the first opportunity, took the lead for himself.



Three laps later, yet another new contender worked his way to the front. Steven Kaine had been battling his way forward since the restart, and on lap 113 jumped past both Blackwater and Dover to take the lead.



As he tried to pull away, other drivers were working their way through the thick traffic. Jackson Burwell's team made some huge adjustments to his car in the pits and they had worked. Behind him, Mark Werderitz had silently pushed through to third. But before they could figure out a way to chase down the leader, the caution came out again. Mark Blackwell, in an uncharacteristic mistake on his part, cut down across the nose of Mike Howard's car, spinning them both into the wall.



The yellow was exactly what Jackson Burwell needed. Now he had a chance to get past Steven Kaine without needing to run him down before the end of the race. With just 10 laps to go, Steven Kaine led the field back to the green flag. As soon as he got past the lapped cars, Burwell sprung his trap and nosed under Kaine in turn 3 to take the lead.



Little did Burwell know, that Mark Werderitz had exactly the same game plan. He followed Burwell to the front, and eventually worked his way past out of turn 4 with just five laps remaining.



Burwell quickly went after him, but a hard charging Steven Kaine wouldn't give up. He bumped Burwell into the high lane and drove past for second. Ben Dover followed suit. All this battling in Werderitz's mirror gave him the edge he needed to make it around and win his first career race.



Mark Werderitz's win from the 27th starting spot earned him the 3 bonus points for the most positions gained. Steven Kaine, who finished second earned the other 2 points. Before his crash, Brett Sanders set the fastest lap of the race at 125.098mph.

Full Results:



Post Race Analysis:
While it didn't have the most lead changes, the race did have the most different leaders in PARA history, with 10.

Brett Sanders set the fastest race lap for the 4th time in his career, the first time any driver has done that in PARA.

Quotes of the Race:
Mike Howard: "He just *BLEEP*ing cut me off! Why do these slow cars always have to get in the *BLEEP*ing way!"

Mark Werderitz: "Hell yeah! Mountain Dew for everybody tonight! Er, I mean Powerade!"
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Post by Chives2112 on Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:52 pm

Chad Luecomb: "The rain really threw a wrench into our setup for tonight. The car just didn't want to cooperate, and it was a handful. We had no idea what to do with the car, and it just fell like a rock. We had a good qualifying run, which we seem to have every week, but we just can't pull everything together when it matters."
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Post by Mystrsyko on Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:15 pm

The 20th race of the PARA Offline Dash Series season, the Lucas Oil 150, took place at Concord Motorsports Park, a tough little 3 turn triangle in Concord North Carolina.

Many teams were anxious to get out on track and finally race at the tricky little half mile. With so many teams based in the area, it had become a regular testing ground. Most of the drivers, however, weren't so excited. The track's three very different corners made it a challenge to set the car up to be fast all the way around. Perhaps unsurprisingly, last race's winner Mark Werderitz was fast right out of the gate, constantly setting and resetting fastest lap during practice. When he was still atop the speed charts at the end, few were surprised.

What was surprising was the qualifying session. Nearly every car picked up speed from practice, except for Werderitz. His best lap of the day only put him 21st on the grid. Meanwhile, his points rival The Shermanator had taken his first pole of the season, and the 5 bonus points along with it, with his lap of 109.216mph.

When the green flag came out, the field stormed off into turn one to start the 150 lap event. The Shermanator came out in the lead, but third place starter Erin Dolphina was hot on his heels and pulled alongside to take the lead through turn three, and lead the first lap of the race.



Just a lap later outside pole sitter Michael Kaine is able to sneak by for the lead in turn two. He and Billy Ray John begin to put some distance between themselves and the 3 way battle for 4th involving Erin Dolphina, Portia Reuille, and Kelly Blackwater. Meanwhile, the field is still battling for position on the cramped little half mile with two and three wide commonplace.



The top two aren't able to get away from Chad Luecomb, however, and on lap 18 he slides past both John and Kaine for the lead.



Michael Kaine wasn't ready to give up his lead just yet. He powered past Luecomb on the outside one lap later to regain the top spot. By this point his tires were fully up to temperature, and he and Billy Ray John quickly started distancing themselves from the pack. By lap 25 the gap between first and 4th is more than two seconds.

Perhaps not content staring at the back of Kaine's Mike's Hard Lemonade Ford, Billy Ray John jumps at the opportunity to take the lead when Kaine slides out of the groove on lap 43.



Soon, the two leaders catch the tail end of the field. While John has trouble finding a way past the slower traffic, Kaine easily slips past to take the lead.



On lap 56, Asia Calamari, running back in the 15th spot, loses control of her car and hits the wall in turn two. With no debris left on track, PARA decides not to throw a caution. Calamari would circle around and try to pit the next lap



However, Mike Howard was not aware of Calamari's intention to pit, and when he pulled to the inside to pass her slowing car, she turned down into him, sending them both into the outside wall. Mark Blackwell, running in the outside line shortly behind Howard, had nowhere to go and piled in to the pair of spinning cars. Now, PARA threw the yellow.



While Howard's team worked to repair the damage, and his crew chief ran off to "discuss" the incident with PARA officials, pit stops began. All but five lead lap cars came into the pits. The six cars that were lapped before the caution also stayed out to get their laps back. When the green came back out on lap 64, six tail-end cars were ahead of the leader Collin Foxen, followed by Ben Dover, Sean Quebulem, and Matty43.



Michael Kaine, restarting 7th, begins charging through to the front on his fresh tires. Collin Foxen, meanwhile, is struggling to get through the slower traffic in front of him, setting up a daring three wide pass by Ben Dover to take the lead.



Dover and Foxen soon clear the slower traffic that started in front of them and begin to pull away. However, by lap 74, Michael Kaine has made it up to third, and cleared the lapped traffic too. Billy Ray John in 4th follows suit. As the two start chasing the lead pair down, their efforts are helped when Collin Foxen tries getting past for the lead. On lap 77 he is successful, but their gap back to Kaine and John is gone.



In a series of moves that prompted Billy Ray John to shout "Woohooo!" over his radio, John is able to push past Michael Kaine, Ben Dover, and Collin Foxen in the span of a single lap to take the lead.



A few laps later, as the Red Bull Toyota driven by Billy Ray John began to get ever smaller in front of him, Michael Kaine is able to force his way past Dover and Foxen and start chasing down the leader. The two would begin one of the best duels in recent memory as they pulled away from the field.

Michael Kaine grabbed the lead on lap 97.



Billy Ray John used Mark Blackwell as a pick to recapture the lead on lap 99.



Michael Kaine returns the favor on lap 104, this time with Asia Calamari.



On lap 110 Billy Ray John is back out front. On lap 118 Michael Kaine completes a daring pass on the outside in turn two for the lead. Then on lap 123 Dan Mackay hits the wall directly in front of Kaine, forcing him to back off and let Billy Ray John past.



Once again, PARA saw no reason to throw the yellow. The duel for the lead continued. The two leaders managed to swap the lead 4 more times by lap 143, when Erin Dolphina slid into the wall in front of them. Once again, Michael Kaine got held up and lost the lead.



Despite a heroic effort to cut through the lapped traffic and catch Billy Ray John again, Kaine would fall short. Billy Ray John would capture his first career victory in his 45th start.



Dave Reuille's silent, but effective charge from 34th to 6th earned him the 3 bonus points for the most positions gained. Shep34 took the other two. Collin Foxen posted the fastest lap of the race at 109.462mph.

Full Results:



Post Race Analysis:
Billy Ray John, who has competed in every PARA race to date, ended the longest winless streak in PARA at 44 races. Erin Dolphina now holds the longest winless streak, also at 44 races.

The race saw 26 total lead changes, the most in a single race in PARA's short history, and 7 more than the previous record in the Wal-Mart Supercenter 150 at KaLeague last season.

Quotes of the Race:
Mike Howard: "The only thing the team will let me say is that we're filing a formal complaint with PARA about their caution procedures. That's all."

Billy Ray John: "Oh thank th' Lo'd! Fry mah hide, ah finally got one! Ah's a-gonna need t'add a room onto th' trailer t'put mah trophies in nah."
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Post by Rykia on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:35 pm

Braxton Rinno, "Podium! Yes! We've struggled at points to get good results, but the whole team tonight did a fantastic job. Thrilled with this run."
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Post by Chives2112 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:31 pm

I always seem to fall off towards the end of the race. Still, I'm surprised that I've been actually competitive. Razz
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Post by Mystrsyko on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:59 pm

Ahead of the Brickyard 150 at Indianapolis, one of the 4 races that the $500,000 bonus can be one at, rumors have begun to spread about the state of PARA and the role PARA president Michael Kaine has with the organization.

According to some sources, PARA may not have enough money to operate beyond the end of the current season. Those same sources indicated that the rest of the board feel it reflects on the lack of dedication Kaine has had to running the sanctioning body. While no details were provided, they did say that Michael Kaine's position as president could be in jeopardy if the situation doesn't improve.

Calls to both PARA and Kaine were not returned.
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Post by Mystrsyko on Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:58 pm

I want to appologize for the long delay. To get the season finished, I decided not to do lengthy reviews for each race. In summery, the final 5 races went as such:

Indianapolis: Mark Werderitz, eager to get the points lead back from The Shermanator, took the pole position, and the bonus points along with it. However, his efforts to drive away from the field to lead laps caused him to crash out with Mark Blackwell on lap 3. Debut driver Jake Kiphin led much of the race and looked set to win until Portia Reuille made a last lap pass for the win.

Texas World Speedway: The longest race of the season at 200 miles (100 laps) saw Steven Kaine dominate much of the race. However, as he was approaching the scene of The Shermanator's spin, he collided with Chad Wright and crashed out of the race. Mike Howard would take the win

Phoenix: Austin Jensen refused to let up all race, dominating from start to finish to win his first Dash series race

Laguna Seca: The final race in the $500,000 bonus. The Shermanator lost an engine and finished last, dropping him to fourth in the standings. Todd Foxen took his third win of the season, the first driver to win three times in a year, and the point lead.

Atlanta: Todd foxen lead his younger brother Collin Foxen by 18 points heading in. Jason Ross sat 20 points back in third, The Shermanator 50 points back in fourth, and Jackson Burwell 103 points back in fifth. Knowing he needed as many bonus points as possible, The Shermanator took the pole position and ran away from the field at the start. He pushed it too hard and crashed out with Mark Blackwell 30 laps in. Collin Foxen finished 11th, just enough spots ahead of his brother to best him by 1 point. But Jason Ross finished second, beating them by 45 points to take the Championship for himself.

Full driver and team points standings are available on the website.


Season 3 will take place, starting in February. More information, such as race schedule, painting templates, and such will be posted soon
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