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Post by Ceej on Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:30 pm


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Re: 2016 FARC-Off Round of 10

Post by Groribe on Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:06 pm

Ruiz DNF at Nashville

After an astonishing performance at Grand Detour and a good start to the race, Ruiz's luck ran out as he got involved in a wreck after leading for some time, getting his first career DNF, but in return leading several laps.

Ruiz slammed into a wall, contacting another car, and was about to go,
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when the 82 crash into him, sending him for a quick roll and ending his and the 82's day
Ruiz was quick to apologize to his crew. "I kinda knew I was going to get involved after some close shave back at Grand Detour" Timothy Ruiz said "Sometimes, luck can work with you, and others can work against you."

Ruiz is showing signs of maturity and realism, going to say "...these races I'm entering are meant for trail and error, seeing what needs to improve and what to keep a good eye on"

His name partner, Linda Paul, was happy with Ruiz's performance. Using sign language, saying "My friend {Ruiz} is a guy who don't let the race get to his head"

Xavier, meanwhile, was not too impressed by his younger brother's performance, citing "If he got two top 10 last time, I expected him to win this one. Instead, he make a very novice wreck" Even though Xavier hadn't drive a single race in FARC, he would go on to say this "FARC is as easy as playing Madden on Rookie." We'll see if he can put his money where his mouth is next season as he race against his brother in 4 events.
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Re: 2016 FARC-Off Round of 10

Post by Mother of Invention on Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:54 pm

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What happened to Stater in DuQuoin?
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Re: 2016 FARC-Off Round of 10

Post by PackerMan71 on Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Well, that was disappointing.
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Re: 2016 FARC-Off Round of 10

Post by bsoyuz on Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:58 pm

TALLADEGA:
Ellison triumphs for the small teams

(OOC: Ceej. Goddammit. Bro. Bro. That doesn't count)

"THIS RACE TORE ME APAAAAAAART!!!" screamed a oblivious Trueman Ellison after climbimg out of the car in the pits, not knowing he actually won the race. Apparently according to his crew chief, named Mark (ast name unknown) Ellison thought he was at least 5 laps down.

"I didn't won, I didn't,m I did not, oh hi Mark" - Ellison said walking out through the pits still thinking he hadn't won.

He'd actually realize a few minutes later as the screens at Talladega were showing the finish of the race again. He'd have the same reaction when he finished tenth on the following duel.

kenny george's weeks report:
Kenny George Racing Round of 10 report

After a series of unfortunate events reulting in his premature elimination of the FARC-Off, Kenny George Racing had a few more difficult weeks. Kenny failed to finish the Schiller Auto Centers 100 at DuQuoin after a wild ride. About that George had few words to talk about: "I'm sore, but not really hurt, we'll pack our just and hope greener pastures follow for Nashville and Dega."

However, greener pastures would have to wait a few weeks as Nashville was a weekend to forget as George had nothing but problems during that race. About that, George looked angry and gave only a few, angry words: "We had such a solid year until this goddamn playoff began, it feels terrible to run this thing every week and getting wrecked by idiots half my age who don't even have a driving license. It's disappointing."

At Talladega, the scenery change George needed finally came. After nailing a 8th place in Duel one after a failed fuel strategy, Kenny finished 3rd place fighting with Jack Ashcroft for the final laps. Heading into the final race at Texas World, the driver of the #50 car only had this to say :"I hope nothing happens to our car, if it does, unfortunate, but we already have most of our 2017 stuff ready, so it's all or nothing now."
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Re: 2016 FARC-Off Round of 10

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:23 pm

Nashville:
First Career Top Ten Finish for Aubrey Wood


Flint, Michigan's Aubrey Wood scored her first career top ten finish in the Prismriver 200 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

The rookie was not among the fastest cars in any of the practice sessions nor in qualifying, but through avoiding the majority of the carnage that spelled an end to the race for several of her competitors, Wood would find herself in 7th-place at the drop of the checkered flag.

Needless to say, the 24-year-old was excited about her result.

"Now THIS is more like it!" Wood said to reporters with a laugh. "I was like, oh my gosh I am going to DIE when those two cars went flipping all over the place in front of me but I slammed the brakes then hit the gas and I made it through! And then I got seventh! SEVENTH! That's a top ten! I am SO happy right now you have no idea! This team rocks and I love them for giving me a car to drive! Awesome job everyone!"

The result comes in only the third start of Wood's career, one race after her 15th-place result at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in Illinois.

Dash Cup star Ben Atkins, who drove the #83 at Quincy, will be returning to FARC once more to pilot the car again at Talladega Superspeedway.

Talladega:
Pacer to Race for the Title @ Texas World


The unlikely title campaign of Joshua Pacer will go all the way to the championship race.

Pacer didn't manage to achieve any top ten finishes during the double-header M-Pire Rent-A-Car Duels at Talladega Superspeedway, but as his rivals fell by the wayside in Duel #1, it became evident that he wouldn't have to. In spite of having scored DNFs at both DuQuoin and Nashville, he earned enough points to place him third in the standings by the end of the Round of 10; officially qualifying for the Championship 5.

These five drivers - the others being Johnson Clapp, Chuck Johnson, Tristan Kristoph, and Bob Stephans - will be racing directly against each other for the championship at Texas World Speedway. With points not being a factor, the title will be given to whomever can outfinish the other four competitors in the race.

Much attention has been paid to the Jonesport team and its car #88 car since their surprise victory at Albuquerque Speedbowl, but prior to then, they were not well-known, not very experienced, and not in a financial situation to run enough races to contend for the championship. The young driver from Wyoming has since run ten more races for two different teams, first managing to qualify for the FARC-Off, then surviving the Round of 15, and then of course making it through the Round of 10 with enough points to officially race for the championship trophy. Similarly to Tristan Kristoph of Team Burr, if Pacer and Jonesport were to win the title, it would be one of the greatest upsets in the history of FARC.

Pacer's two prior races at Texas World have not gone particularly well. He would blow an engine and finish last in his debut Regional Cup West event, and last year he totaled his car in a heat race accident while attempting to qualify for his first Smash Beer/Lowe Dollar Series event.

This year, however, Pacer is going to need a considerably greater amount of luck on his side if he is to have a chance at winning the grand prize for his small, but dedicated team. The surprise of his Albuquerque victory would surely pale in comparison to that of him earning the championship trophy.

Talladega:
Early Exit for Fochesato After Earning Pole Position in FARC Return

After an absence of two years, Vincenzo Fochesato paid a return visit to the series where his racing career took flight.

The Italian joined Ike Durbin, Inc. for the M-Pire Rent-A-Car Duels at Talladega Superspeedway, coming aboard the #93 Lenard for the race. Along with Ben Atkins, he was one of two Dash Cup drivers who made the trip to Alabama for the event. It was Fochesato's 20th start in the series, and his first for an organization other than his family team, Focus Autosports.

Making the most of his only start of the year, Fochesato earned the Karl's P1 Award for Duel #1, the third of his FARC career and also his third consecutive pole position on a superspeedway. However, his time at the front would not last long. After failing to dispatch the lapped car of Mark Thompson on lap 3, Fochesato quickly fell through the field before being collected in a massive pileup the following lap, receiving enough damage to put him off the pace. Shortly after the restart, another multi-car crash would occur off of turn 2 in the lead pack. Despite arriving late on the scene , Fochesato smashed into the rear of Zack Webster as Webster tried to drive away from the accident. The heavy damage inflicted upon the front of the #93 would force him to drop out of the event, disqualifying him from starting Duel #2 in the process.

"I'm really sorry to everyone who worked on the #93 team this weekend because their car should be out on the track right now" said Fochesato in the garage to reporters. "The wreck was over and I was just trying to drive past the damaged cars. But I was on the apron, Webster was trying to get off the track, and I didn't decide where to go in time. I'm really disappointed in myself. I didn't know how much further down that he was going to go, but I should have known well enough to just pick a side to pass him and stick with it. That was a silly misjudgment on my part and it wasn't Webster's fault at all. I'm truly sorry for my team and for the #41 team, as well, for ruining their cars and their races."

Ironically, Fochesato also wrecked Webster's car in his most recent race weekend in FARC, all the way back in the second Sprint race of the 2014 season finale at Texas Motor Speedway.

Despite the shortcomings of his weeked, he said that his return was still a positive experience.

"It's a real shame that that I wrecked the car because, up until then, this week really was a blast. I was a bit surprised as to how much has changed in FARC since I left, but the basic essence of this series is still the same, and I'm happy that I could be a part of it again. Working with the Ike Durbin, Inc. crew was a real pleasure. I hope that they can forgive me for the repair bill because I would love to do this again soon!"

It is currently unknown as to what Fochesato will be doing in 2017 in regards to racing. FIAM Engineering, the team for which he races in Dash Cup, will be downsizing at the end of the year. He is rumored to be a top contender to return to the team, however this has yet to be confirmed.
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