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ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:10 pm

QUALIFYING:
Spoiler:
P # DRIVER TIME
1 2 J Richardson -R-
2 96 C Hobbes
3 20 A McLaw -R-
4 99 J Bohart
5 8 T Marshall
6 40 T Woodard
7 31 B Calhoun -R-
8 87 AJ Murphy
9 33 T Durbin
10 80 H Raynor
11 3 E Everett
12 23 M Brown
13 27 P Kaslow
14 30 R Musico
15 14 F Azure -R-
16 11 N Curtis -R-
17 10 A Evans
18 16 B Childers
19 37 L Roth
20 5 J Olenick -R-
21 12 G McCallister, Jr
22 7 T Nash -R-
23 01 B Miller, Jr.
24 38 C Darcy
25 17 S Gill
26 00 C Jonser
27 39 D Richards
28 76 B Miller, III
29 26 C Lester -R-
30 21 P Stiles
31 28 A Collins -R-
32 18 J Kidd
33 25 M Whitmore
34 24 D Moore -R-
35 05 A Cruise -R-
36 59 J Watts
37 69 J Parker -R-
38 56 J Burns
39 89 I Durbin -R-
40 60 L Wineburg
41 50 B Miller, Sr.
42 1 P Harding

Jason Richardson started on the pole alongside Calvin Hobbes, the latter of whom slapped the wall off turn 4 on the first lap and fell back quickly. The next lap, being forced three-wide by Harry Raynor, he did the same thing, pushing back down into Raynor’s Lenard and setting off a chain-reaction pileup that saw Casey Lester fly through the air. Manny Brown, Roman Musico, Billy Bob Childers, Justin Parker and Joe Burns were among the others collected.

Jack Bohart led on the lap 8 restart, followed by Nick Azure in the #14 Saar, who took the top spot the lap afterwards. On lap 9 A.J. Murphy drifted up into Tommy Nash, sending the #7 car spinning down the frontstretch, collecting Craig Jonser, and bringing out the second caution of the night. Most of the leaders pitted under the yellow with Jack Bohart and Travis Marshall leading the race off. Bohart, however, would get trapped behind a group of lapped cars on the restart, handing the lead to Tony Durbin.

On lap 17, caution 3 flew when Justin Parker got together with Bobby Miller III on the frontstretch and collected an unfortunate Nikki Curtis, who had nowhere to go after Miller’s car trapped her on the outside line. Although she regained control of the car after slamming the wall and avoided receiving any more damage than she already had, said damage was still enough to take the #11 Playboy car out of the race. Parker’s slow car cost Durbin the lead on the restart, and Nick Azure took advantage.

Durbin would regain the top spot on lap 28, but when he approached the lapped car of Tommy Nash in turn 4 two circuits later, he appeared quite annoyed with the #7’s lack of speed and spun it. It largely backfired, as Lorne Roth and Tim Woodard piled into Nash’s errant Bolden, drifted back down the track and clipped Durbin’s right rear quarter panel, sending him driver-side-first into the SAFER barrier (thank goodness for those!) Nick Azure would have cleared the wreck, having slowed up to avoid Lorne Roth, but Travis Marshall had other plans, piledriving right into the #14 at about 115 mph and promptly being joined by Aaron McLaw. Jack Bohart and A.J. Murphy did a great job snaking through the carnage. Azure, arguably one of the best cars over that (rather short) run, was forced to drop out of the race due to those shenanigans, while Durbin dodged a bullet and was intact enough to continue at a decent pace. Bobby Miller III led for a few laps after the restart before being overtaken by A.J. Murphy.

Aaron Cruise brake-checked Lenny Wineburg coming into turn 1 on lap 48, forcing the former into the wall. Afterwards it’d be Jack Bohart again leading, but Tony Durbin caught him and the two swapped the lead for the next several laps. Bohart eventually won out and began building quite a margin – until lap 80, when officials spotted debris in turn 1 and immediately called for a yellow flag in the name of driver safety. Durbin would again take the lead under yellow-flag pit stops, but in a few more laps Bohart was back out front. Durbin, Bobby Miller III, Jim Kidd, and Anthony Evans made up the rest of the top 5 at this point, as well as, due to all the early carnage, the entire lead lap!

A.J. Murphy suddenly slowed on lap 89 after running in the top 10 for most of the night, and a mechanical problem ended his race. With 40 to go the lapped car of Anthony Evans caused some problems for the two leaders as Tony Durbin retook the top spot, but Jack Bohart was back around him within eight laps. It was apparent at this point that the race would probably be settled between these two if circumstances went their way, as neither of their teams could be sure when interviewed that they could make it the rest of the distance on fuel.

Bohart clicked off to, at one point, a five-second lead, and it appeared that the former TM Master Cup driver was home free until Lenny Wineburg held him up with 17 to go, allowing Durbin to close back in, and just as Bohart cleared the mess and began to pull back away from the #33, Anthony Evans pushed up into the wall and back down into Bohart’s car, slowing it down massively and allowing Durbin to get by in turn 1 with 11 to go.

By the next lap, however, Bohart was alongside Durbin, and yet again, he pulled out to a comfortable lead until misfortune struck him. He slapped the wall coming to 3 to go, allowing Evans and Durbin to reel him in just as he caught another lapped car, Aaron Cruise. Durbin made the pass for the lead on the backstretch and cleared Bohart while the latter was trapped behind Cruise’s slow car.

...and Durbin promptly ran out of fuel coming into turn 4, then headed straight to the pits. Jack Bohart’s fuel held out, and he would go on to take the victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway!

RACE RESULTS
Spoiler:
F S # DRIVER INTERVAL LAPS LED POINTS STATUS
1 4 99 J Bohart 145.715 140 77* 185 Running
2 32 18 J Kidd -1L 139 0 170 Running
3 9 33 T Durbin -1L 139 24 170 Running
4 17 10 A Evans -2L 138 0 160 Running
5 28 76 B Miller, III -2L 138 10 160 Running
6 27 39 D Richards -2L 138 0 150 Running
7 11 3 E Everett -3L 137 0 146 Running
8 33 25 M Whitmore -4L 136 0 142 Running
9 31 28 A Collins -R- -6L 134 3 143 Running
10 37 69 J Parker -R- -7L 133 0 134 Running
11 26 00 C Jonser -8L 132 0 130 Running
12 40 60 L Wineburg -11L 129 0 127 Running
13 35 05 A Cruise -R- -12L 128 0 124 Running
14 8 87 AJ Murphy -51L 89 13 126 Retired
15 14 30 R Musico -58L 82 0 118 Running
16 23 01 B Miller, Jr. -78L 62 1 120 Piston
17 39 89 I Durbin -R- -90L 50 0 112 Header
18 15 14 F Azure -R- -108L 32 5 114 Fuel Lk
19 19 37 L Roth -108L 32 0 106 Accident
20 5 8 T Marshall -108L 32 1 108 Accident
21 3 20 A McLaw -R- -108L 32 1 105 Accident
22 30 21 P Stiles -109L 31 0 97 Retired
23 6 40 T Woodard -109L 31 0 94 Clutch
24 22 7 T Nash -R- -111L 29 0 91 Retired
25 24 38 C Darcy -111L 29 1 93 Accident
26 13 27 P Kaslow -120L 20 4 90 Accident
27 7 31 B Calhoun -R- -120L 20 0 82 Accident
28 1 2 J Richardson -R- -121L 19 0 79 Accident
29 25 17 S Gill -121L 19 0 76 Accident
30 21 12 G McCallister, Jr -121L 19 0 73 Overheat
31 34 24 D Moore -R- -121L 19 0 70 Accident
32 16 11 G Driverever -R- -121L 19 0 67 Retired
33 20 5 J Olenick -R- -122L 18 0 64 Accident
34 10 80 H Raynor -136L 4 0 61 Retired
35 2 96 C Hobbes -136L 4 0 58 Fuel Lk
36 18 16 B Childers -136L 4 0 55 Header
37 29 26 C Lester -R- -137L 3 0 52 Retired
38 12 23 M Brown -137L 3 0 49 Accident
39 38 56 J Burns -137L 3 0 46 Retired
40 42 1 P Harding -137L 3 0 43 Accident
41 41 50 B Miller, Sr. -137L 3 0 40 Accident
42 36 59 J Watts -137L 3 0 37 Camshaft

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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by Rykia on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:41 pm

Seth Anderson should be in the 89 Razz
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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by gwoodard41 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 pm

The finish that Durbin ran out of fuel going into turn four and losing the race reminds me of Jr. running out of fuel at the same track in the same turn... anyone remember that?
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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by Vincent Giacalone on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:10 pm

gwoodard41 wrote:The finish that Durbin ran out of fuel going into turn four and losing the race reminds me of Jr. running out of fuel at the same track in the same turn... anyone remember that?

Except in Durbin's case it was with 3 laps to go.
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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by navycook75 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:20 pm

Which Charlotte was this?
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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by navycook75 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:50 am

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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by Electric Wolf on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:35 pm

Casey Lester: Well, I had a blast through the air this race. Razz Tough break for the guys at the shop. I guess we can just get the Kentucky car out for the Supercell next week.
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Re: ASCC Charlotte 200

Post by racingfreak1999 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:36 am

Azure's collapse continues after crash; goes after Marshall

Frank Azure's season continues to go downhill after being involved in a multi-car wreck on lap 31, effectively killing his remaining title hopes. The wreck started after Tony Durbin turns the lapped car of Tommy Nash, sending Durbin himself spinning as Tim Woodard and Lorne Roth plow into Nash. Azure slowed down enough to avoid the wreck, until Travis Marshall plows into the rear of Azure's car at 110 MPH. Azure was able to drive it back to pit road, but had to retire from the race after running up front for the entire race up until that point, continuing his horrible luck in the Chase. Azure still was credited with a 18th place finish, his best finish since a 15th place finish at Watkins Glen.

Upon driving the car back to the garage, Azure got of his car immediately wanting to go after Marshall. He went toward the #8 team garage infuriated as the #14 team tried to hold him back as he is screaming obscenities at Marshall, eventually calming him down. "I would have made it though that wreck fine but guess that fucktard Marshall don't know where the fucking brakes are. He had plenty of time to fucking react, but I'm guessing whatever gene his father had obviously skipped him. So now we have another wrecked race car because of someone else's stupidity and our title hopes are now dead because of that asshole. Proving that racing talent is not genetic" he told FAC.

Azure is now 12th in points, 79 points back with two races left. Though Azure is not mathematically eliminated the chances he will win the championship are near impossible.
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