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Post by Ben Atkins on Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:53 pm

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HQS Team Manager Connor Swift Says Owner Atkins Not Focused On Racing

The team manager of HQS Racing, Connor Swift has said that Ben Atkins' focus is not with racing at the moment. Swift, who has worked with Atkins in Dash Cup and FARC racing in the past, has admitted that the team owner of HQS Racing has been distancing himself from the race team, and has not seemed to have the motivation when behind the wheel of a car either. Atkins has been racing part time in both the PART and NAAC series this year, and registered three wins in the second tier of PART racing before its closure.

"At the beginning of the year, he was really hardworking for the team, but now you can tell that he doesn't really have his eyes set on racing." said Swift, "Last year, he stayed up working on the cars with the teams, and he was always working for the team... now he's just there when he needs to be. Even when he's racing, he doesn't really seem too bothered about where he finishes as long as he doesn't tear up the equipment."

Atkins and his wife, Hannah Percy, a former Dash Cup champion, have been expecting a child since mid-May, meaning that Percy is about halfway through her pregnancy. Swift said this does correlate with when Atkins' motivation seemed to dip down.

"I get why he would be disinterested after the year he's had. He's even told me the biggest success he's had this year isn't even his race wins; it's been Hannah's pregnancy. He's incredibly proud of that."

Atkins was asked for comment, but has yet to say anything.

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Re: 2017 North American Auto Club - 2018 SILLY SEASON ON

Post by bsoyuz on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:22 pm



Atkins uninjured in massive practice crash. Not racing the CSH Pistons 160

The driver of the # 20 car Ben Atkins was released from the care center a few hours after getting cut out from his car. No injuries to be reported, although extensive tests were done to assure such.

He was unable to come out due to the fact the window got damaged in the crash, making exit under his own power impossible, the safety crew made a makeshift roof hatch to help extracting Atkins.

Atkins and HQS Racing have yet to speak about the incident, but the only thing known is that when the race comes, Atkins will not be the driver of the # 20 being replaced by Thomas Culler.
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Post by bsoyuz on Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:45 pm

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Post by RaceCamera on Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:42 pm

Mason Yokoyama on Watkins Glen in 2018

Mason Yokoyama has recently announced that British Formula C driver Travis Locke will be relieving Roger Stevens in Watkins Glen. He also announced that both of his cars entered will sport retro paint jobs for that race only.
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Post by kensethfan on Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:52 pm

Troy Griffith Confirmed Out at Gailey Enterprises; Jonathan Haskins Takes the Wheel of Main Series Entry in 2018

This week, Gailey Enterprises finally confirmed the long-standing rumors surrounding driver Troy Griffith -- that he would be leaving the team at the end of the 2017 season. The announcement came at a Monday press conference following the CSH Pistons 150, at which Griffith was not present. Roger Gailey spoke briefly about the departure, saying "Troy's decision to leave this team had been decided since Mid-Ohio. He just doesn't want to be here facing the press to tell you this. That's his choice. He was fed up with the bickering and drama as much as I was."

At this press conference, Roger Gailey introduced his pick for the now vacant left by Troy Griffith's depature -- 25-year-old Jonathan Haskins, out of Dalton, GA. Haskins came up through the same ranks as Chase Lynch, as a well-known competitor and 2015 champion of the American Short Track Challenge Series (ASTCS). Haskins is known for his very eccentric, jovial and boisterous attitude, yet he has something of a notoriety attached to him due to his unconventional off-track activities. In stark contrast to Lonny Rawlins, he has proved to be a very inconsistent, chaotic, and sometimes reckless driver -- in his championship-winning 2015 season of ASTCS, he finished in the Top 5 of all the races he didn't crash in or retire from, which only amounted to around 68% of the races that season. Haskins said of his championship feat, "We just had more races go right for us than wrong this season."

Gailey confirmed that the #39 currently piloted by Troy Griffith would be renumbered to #80 in 2018, but indicated that sponsor details are still up in the air. DHL may return as the primary sponsor, but alternatively, Haskins may bring one of his own sponsors to the hood of the #80 car. Gailey also apologized for the relative lateness of this announcement, saying, "We didn't have a driver until just last week. Otherwise we'd have announced it sooner."

Griffith's future plans are unknown, but a popular rumor is that he may be looking for an ASCC ride full-time in 2018.
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Post by bsoyuz on Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:23 am

Okay, so after working a bit into the new NAAC TMPedia page I was able to create some space, which now allows me to actually run the Canadian and Super Late Models, the ratings system will be the same as the Championship Series, in which I'll define the seeding for each team and driver.

Forgot to add, if you want any teams in the secondary tours, hit me up. The due date will be on the 15th of August, so you can have time to carefully plan stuff out.
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Post by bsoyuz Today at 10:31 am

25th Tears Tryhard 500: Final Edition on Veterans Day

The Innaugural NAAC Cisco Championship Series season comes to its final stop, at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.

Nine drivers come into the championship race with a mathematical chance of winning the title.

1. Taylor Matthews - 1426 Points, 4 Wins, 11th Avg. Finish
2. Jamaal Schmidt - 1357 Points, 2 Wins, 11th Avg. Finish
3. Lee Schmidt - 1300 Points, 2 Wins, 12th Avg. Finish
4. Harmony Pettinger - 1286 Points, No Wins, 11th Avg. Finish
5. Andrea-Lynn Caldwell - 1269 Points, 1 Win, 11th Avg. Finish
6. Flannery Moore - 1230 Points, No Wins, 11th Avg. Finish
7. Kelly Ashcroft - 1212 Points, 2 Wins, 14th Avg. Finish
8. Bianca Dawson - 1169 Points, 3 Wins, 13th Avg. Finish
9. David LeBlanc - 1153 Points, 2 Wins, 13th Avg. Finish

Race Format

The format will be the same as used in the previous season, with adaptions to NAAC's ruleset:

Three segments of different lengths will be contested, the first being 250 miles long (94 laps), the second 150 miles (57 laps) and the final 100 miles long (38 laps).

All cars that complete the first two segments will receive bonus points in the following format:

bonus points:
1. 65
2. 50
3. 47
4. 44
5. 41
6. 38
7. 36
8. 34
9. 32
10. 30
11. 28
12. 26
13. 24
14. 22
15. 20
16. 18
17. 16
18. 14
19. 12
20. 10

21st on down: 5

Cars that fail to finish one of the first two segments will not receive bonus points

Instead of the usual 10 point bonus for the driver that leads the most laps and the pole position, that bonus will be doubled. The lap leading bonus will still be 5 points.

Drivers that finish up to 3 laps behind the leader will be allowed to continue in the race back in the lead lap.

The starting order of segments 2 and 3 will be determined by reversing the finishing order of the lead lap cars in the previous segment, all cars that were lapped but continued on will start at the back of the field at the order they completed the segment.

Qualifying

69 cars contested qualifying on Thursday to define the field for Saturday's race in group time trials. All championship contenders were locked into the race but still had to take part in the time trials, this meant 31 spots were up for grabs.

starting lineup:
Row 1

#91 - Sean Cáo - 48.791
#88 - David LeBlanc - 48.882

Row 2

#85 - Lucas Calhoun - 48.911
#84 - Charlie Smith - 48.946

Row 3

#81 - Emma Yán - 49.032
#16 - Flannery Moore - 49.048

Row 4

#65 - Steven Arroyo - 49.059
#11 - Taylor Matthews - 49.083

Row 5

#75 - Bianca Dawson - 49.099
#45 - Trey Ashby - 49.100

Row 6

#43 - Lee Schmidt - 49.167
#86 - Ryan Griffin - 49.170

Row 7

#27 - Rebecca Pellerin - 49.178
#222 - Riley McKee - 49.264

Row 8

#51 - Daniel Yan - 49.268
#122 - Caitlin Richler - 49.301

Row 9

#02 - Lexie Percy - 49.314
#20 - Thomas Culler - 49.381

Row 10

#24 - Alex Constantine - 49.453
#14 - Jack Patterson - 49.500

Row 11

#25 - Cade Taylor - 49.535
#7 - Rachel Jackson - 49.554

Row 12

#41 - Ryan Walker - 49.564
#55 - Jamaal Schmidt - 49.568

Row 13

#64 - Ross Curry - 49.572
#52 - Marshall North - 49.587

Row 14

#35 - Danny Hamilton - 49.608
#92 - Luke Lanigan - 49.611

Row 15

#39 - Troy Griffith - 49.636
#6 - Harmony Pettinger - 49.681

Row 16

#94 - Andrew Cross - 49.704
#99 - Kelly Ashcroft - 49.874

Row 17

#06 - Andrea-Lynn Caldwell - 49.917
#9 - Thomas Tucker - 50.111

Row 18

#17 - Max Tender - 50.178
#919 - Tony Long - 50.227

Row 19

#12 - Jesse Simon - 50.367
#73 - Aaron Beckett - 50.614

Row 20

#28 - Jorge Brabo - 50.752
#466 - Keegan Mallory - 50.878
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