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Post by Syzygy on Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:23 pm

Got some wild stuff to post that has no factual basis? Got some hot stove rumors? POST THEM! Go nuts.

Please note: I will be holding off on any team-related rumors or announcements (barring teams being bought out or such) until teams begin clinching themselves into their respective series later in the season. With that...

PCC Cup Series to Expand to 15 Teams?

Recent PCC Cup Series promotional materials for next season have strongly suggested that there will be 15 full-time teams in 2017, as opposed to 14 in 2016. This would see field sizes increase from 42 to 45 cars at each race. While this has not been confirmed or denied by any executives within the series, rumors have begun to swirl regarding the implications of this season's Promotion-Relegation battle.

The most popular rumor is that only the bottom two teams in the PCC Cup Series in 2016 will be relegated, while the top three teams from the PCC Lites Series (barring any promotion deferments) will still move up to the Cup Series. The series did confirm that "at least 14" teams will compete next season.

Mansfield to Dirt in 2017

For the first time since 1999, racing fans will see dirt back on Mansfield's half-mile track in the 2017 racing season. The facility originally opened in 1959 as a dirt track, but was paved over with asphalt in April 1999. All three PCC National Series are expected to return to Mansfield Motorsports Park in 2017, but disputes have begun between the track owners, promoters, and the PCC Cup Series over the track's status as an over-capacity event. If the PCC Cup Series returns as expected in 2017, it will be the first time the series has raced on dirt since 1995, the last year the series ran at Mansfield Motorsports Park prior to it's paving.

Truck Series to Expand to 28 Teams

The PCC Trucks Series grid will be expanding to 28 full-time teams in 2017, according to recent promotional material. The series has begun accepting applications and bids from prospective team owners, but no teams have been announced for the four open slots. This grid size increase is only expected to cause capacity issues at one track on the PCC Trucks Series calendar, the Round of Garrettsville at the Nelson Ledges Road Course.

(OOC: I would like to fill these four spots with trucks owned by users who have no teams or drivers competing full-time currently in any of the three PCC National Series. Pacman )

Preliminary Team Charts

PCC Cup Series (1/15 confirmed)

Manticore Engineering - Saturn Aura?

#2? - Ike Durbin? - Shinra Electric?
#3? - ? - ?
#8? - Louis Bellard? - DataDyne?

PCC Lites Series Presented by Zastava (2/18 confirmed)

Cleveland Speed Inc.

#73? - Will Crawford (USA) - ?
#76? - Bryce Tanner -R- (USA) - West Texas Capital

Tom Delgado Racing

? - ? - ?
? - ? - ?

PCC Trucks Series (4/28 confirmed)

David Russell Motorsports - Ford Ranger

#1? - Jim Russell Jr. -R- (USA) - ?

JK Racing - Toyodgevy

#3? - John Kirkpatrick (USA) - ?

Triple Threat Motorsports - GMC Sierra

#33? - Various - ?

Mary Sue Racing - Chevrolet Colorado

#999? - Mary Sue (USA) - The Brilliancy of Mary Sue

PCC Europe East (13/40 confirmed)

Altoros Gessler GP - Gessler MTR-94

#? - Kristoffer Laaksonen (FIN) - Altoros
#? - Jan Schmidt (DEU) - Altoros
#? - Stjepan Svetadic (SRB) - Altoros

BG Racing - Kosovet KS19

#4 - Andros Baumgartner (HUN) - MOL

Northern Lights Motorsport - Volvo S80

#33 - Anders Magnussen (SWE) - ?
#34 - Heikki Ventola (FIN) - ?

RUS Autosport - Lada Vesta Sport

#61 - Leonid Chernov? - LUKOil?
#? - Izaak Kowalczyk? - LUKOil?
#? - Grigoriy Novakovsky? - LUKOil?

Russian Bears Motorsports - Katzev KE10

#90 - Nikolas Marchankov? - ?
#96 - Pyotr Lyovkin? - ?
#99 - Lev Zarapin? - ?

Ott Keskula - ?

#? - Ott Keskula (EST) - ?


PCC Europe West (12/40 confirmed)

JP Autosport - ???

#11 - JP Beaufort (FRA) - ???
#? - ? - ?

Scuderia Forza - Tutino T11

#42 - Giuseppe Balducci (ITA) - AGV
#43 - ? - ?

Eckdahl Racing Team - ?

#? - Lucian Eckdahl Jr. (SWE) - ?
#? - ? - ?
#? - ? - ?

Tim Jenson - ?

#? - Tim Jenson (GBR) - ?
#? - ? - ?
#? - ? - ?

Full Throttle Motorsports - ?

#2 - Pat Keda (IRE) - ?

Jean Serre - ?

#? - Jean Serre - ?


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Post by Magus978 on Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:19 pm

Delgado Looking For Equal Billing With Durbin & Bellard Before Re-Signing With Manticore

Tom Delgado is 3rd in the drivers points with 8 top 10's. Yet, he is the only Manticore driver yet to record a win or even a top 5, and he believes he knows why. Delgado, 42, claimed in an interview that his #3 team are "left to our own devices while they work with the #2 and #8 teams, and thus I don't feel like I have equal billing with Louis (Bellard) & Ike (Durbin)". Delgado went on to express concerns that down the stretch if both he and Durbin are still in contention, they will throw all their weight to Durbin and deny him a proper chance at the championship.

"I want to stay at Manticore. I want to win championships, and the equipment provided gives us a chance to do it. However, I need to have renewed assurances that I will be on equal footing with my fellow drivers. I don't know what I'll do if I don't get them, but I'll cross that bridge if I have to. I'm not asking for any more money than I'm already making, just a commitment" Delgado added. If by chance he ends up out at Manticore, there are rumblings that he will re-open Tom Delgado Racing and race trucks at the bottom of the PCC pyramid in a bid to carry his team up the ranks.

In his career, Tom Delgado has 1 PCC Cup win, coming in 2014 in his home state at the New York Autoring.
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Post by The_Wall_91 on Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:08 pm

Long Wants Chance at PCC Cup Series

PCC Lites team co-owner Tony Long announced earlier today that he wants an opportunity to drive in the PCC Cup Series no matter if his Lites teams gets promoted. Tony would be contending for rookie of the year if the ride happens.

"Yeeeesssss….my creations in Lites have been a little, hehe, buggy to say the least" Tony stated. "Once I rebooted...I mean, once they got their heads out of their rears, they have actually looooookked decent behind the wheel of those speed demons. Ahhh...I can see it now, my plan for world domination is coming together!"

Umm...what he is referring to is his Lites drivers, Romain Carpant and Dima Van Hall, had a slow start to the season but have recently climbed their way up the team standings. Neither driver has made it to the podium but they have both come close.

"I think that the screws loose were finally screwed in" Tony continued. "Ah, just wait, Carpant Deux and Van Hall To will conquer the Lites season because EVERYTHING...is better than the original!"

If you excuse us, we might have to have a couple of drinks.

(OOC: I am turning my name sake in to a mad scientist whose drivers are robots disguised as human beings. I am still working out a few bugs with the characters.)

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Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:36 am

Status Quo to most likely return for TurboSports in 2017

TurboSports team owner, this time speaking only in screams of pure agony, was interpreted to be saying that the status quo will stay with the team in 2017. Assuming the team stays in PCC Lights, Constantine thinks that the team can be turned around. "We really messed up the setups for 2016. We can't change it now, but we can in 2017, and as we have learned a lot we can make ourselves at least a competent team" Constantine was quoted as while the entire room fell into despair from the eldritch noises that were actually coming out of his mouth.
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Post by Magus978 on Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:20 pm

BREAKING: Tom Delgado Leaving Manticore Engineering

Days after seeking assurances that he will have equal billing with teammates Ike Durbin and Louis Bellard, it is apparent that Tom Delgado has not been given such accommodation. Therefore, Delgado has announced via Twitter that he will not return to Manticore Engineering next season.

"Tonight after my tier two qualifying race, I have informed Manticore Engineering that I will not be returning for next season. I would like to thank Manticore Engineering for taking a chance on me this season, and I hope to provide good results for the rest of the season before moving on. My future has never been brighter, and I expect to be making noise next season wherever I race. Please continue to join me on this wild ride we call motorsports." Delgado said in a series of tweets hours after his tier two qualifying race for the round of Russia. While there is a chance that Delgado, 42, could stay in the top division, it is almost certain that there will not be a demand for his services due to his high wages, thus assuring that he will have to drop down at least one tier in order to find a race-winning drive.

The popular rumor at the moment is that Delgado will take next season off to assess whether or not he has a future in the sport, despite his bullish tweets.
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Post by Nitro555 on Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:33 pm

Kordola seeking a drive for 2017 season
Zane Kordola, out of Pennsylvania, has announced that he plans to enter PCC Competition. Kordola has not confirmed where he plans to make his appearances, but it will likely be in PCC Trucks. Kordola successfully qualified for his first PCC Cup Series race in his maiden attempt by winning his qualifier, despite some controversy relating to him sandbagging in pole qualifying.
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Post by Electric Wolf on Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:37 am

Lester's future uncertain, aims to return to Cup

Through a solid season in PCC Lites thus far, Casey Lester's 2017 plans are up in the air still. The 29-year-old has performed within the top ten in Lites standings for A.J. Murphy's team in their second car, currently 99 points behind title favorite Sam Burkhart and sitting 5th overall.

"Things have gone very well this year," Lester told media Friday morning. "I was not expecting to be a championship contender, but I knew we were capable of results like we've gotten this season and A.J. [Murphy] has been nothing but great to me. I am very grateful for the opportunity and I hope we keep climbing the standings and make a run at Burkhart and company."

He has yet to win a PCC-sanctioned race, having scored a top five and four top tens while experiencing two DNFs. After entering the Cup series in 2011 with Dodge Performance Racing, he struggled mightily in his rookie season and was later replaced in the middle of the 2012 season after 5 races in Ryan Griffin's #44 Mopar Dodge for poor performance. He has been a mainstay in the PCC paddock and aims to return to the Cup series eventually. Will that return be in 2017?

"I can't say for sure. I haven't been too focused on that situation and moreso am trying to focus on the task at hand of performing well with this 29 team. I hear that Sal Torregrossa is looking to come to the U.S. and race more over here and I've reached out to him about it; I'd be interested to work with him and see what plans we could come up with. He's a very talented driver who would be exciting to watch. I could learn some more road course tips from him too, I'm sure! This team has been great to me and we haven't ironed out anything for next year yet, but I am keeping all options open. Like I said, they have been nothing but great to me and there is still room for us to grow before the season is up."
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Post by Dexter249 on Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:33 pm

Genesis Engineering to return?
Genesis Engineering is very likely to return in the 2017 season, it is unclear exactly which series they will be in but only time will tell.
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Post by zfitzwater599 on Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:36 am

Fitzwater Australia Racing will return to Trucks for 2017 Season

FAR driver and team owner has hinted that a return to the PCC Trucks will happen and Wilson Security will also return as his sponsor
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Post by Magus978 on Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:38 am

Delgado Clarifies Future Status, Confirms He Will Not Race in 2017

After some confusion on the Finland broadcast about his status going forward, Tom Delgado clarified everything on Twitter, confirming that he would not be racing in 2017 and potentially beyond.

"To correct the TV broadcast on comments made about me earlier...I'm not looking for a drive next season. I am hoping to step into an ownership role at the lights level, as well as pursuing other opportunities outside of motorsports" Delgado tweeted. This news takes a pretty big name out of the silly season carousel. Even if he had intentions of racing in 2017, it's believed that Delgado's high wage demands would be seen as a deal-killer for most teams.

Tom Delgado currently sits 2nd in the PCC Cup driver's championship, 46 points behind teammate Ike Durbin. Delgado leads the series in top 10's with 10, but is the only Manticore driver yet to win on the season.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:57 pm

Accelerator Motorsports has uncertain future after horrendous 2016 season.

Regardless or not the team is relegated to the PCC Lights series, it may seem the team may not return next season due to the team owner nearly bankrupting the team. While Woodard, Foray, and Plissken did bring in enough money to cover the rest of the season, it is likely the team will shut down at the end of the season.

If the team does return to any form, it'll be under new ownership, likely owned by Woodard's family which runs a very successful trucking company. Dan Foray will likely be relegated down to the PCC Trucks series for a couple of seasons with Jack Dempsey, the former tv show host, taking his place as the team's third driver. Plissken, if he stays with the organization, will be the second driver. The team will be moving to Lycoia's new Invader chassis for the cup series, be it full time.

However, Woodard has stated that he may also be looking to join another team and bring a lot of manufacturer support with Lycoia if the team isn't taken over by his family or if the team is not allowed to continue on in Cup.
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Post by Syzygy on Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:40 pm

2017 PCC Schedules Released

Today, PCC Supremo John Kowalski unveiled the 2017 schedules for all three PCC National Series, and there are several major changes. A new event has been added for the Cup Series in South Korea at the Gangneung Speedway, a half-mile short track. Gone from the calendar are Charlotte Motor Speedway, Eight Bowl, and most surprisingly, Mansfield Motorsports Park. These three tracks have been replaced with the Lone Star Supercell, a 1.3-mile egg-shaped oval in Houston, Texas, Ocean State Speedway, a 3/4-mile short track in Coventry, Rhode Island, and the Los Angeles Maxwell Center, a 1/2-mile stadium short track in downtown Los Angeles.

The PCC Lites and Trucks Series also have several changes to the calendar. New races in Oregon and Utah replace the previous opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which is undergoing renovations to become 777 Speedway for the 2018 season. Lites and Trucks will also make the trip to Rhode Island and Texas with the PCC Cup Series. However, both lower series will continue to run at Mansfield, which has switched back to dirt for the 2017 season. The PCC Lites Series will not return to Louisville Motor Speedway and Green Valley Motorplex next season, but those races have been added to the Trucks calendar. Replacing those races on the Lites calendar are Memphis International Raceway and Middle Georgia Raceway.

The three PCC National Series will run 26, 24, and 22 races respectively in 2017, up from 25, 22, and 19 races in 2016.

PCC Europe Series Splits

Another notable announcement from John Kowalski today is the split of the PCC Europe Series into two divisions. The two series will now be known as PCC Europe East and PCC Europe West. Each series will run seven standalone races, plus the Vnukovo Airport combination event to start the season. At the conclusion of the eighth round for both East and West, the top-15 drivers from each series will then contend for the championship in the final four races of the season. Both series are moving towards a model resembling that in the three PCC National Series, only allowing full-time cars to run. However, the strict team limits applied in the Cup, Lites, and Trucks series will not be enforced in either Europe Series.

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Post by Syzygy on Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:21 am

15 Teams CONFIRMED for PCC Cup Series

After months of speculation, PCC Supremo John Kowalski confirmed that the PCC Cup Series would be expanding to fifteen teams for the 2017 season, an increase from the fourteen teams on the grid this season. This means that the series will run 45 cars at every track next season, something the series has experimented with first at Mansfield in 2014. Kowalski also confirmed that only the bottom two teams in the PCC Cup Series would be relegated to the Lites Series, while the top three teams in the Lites Series will still be promoted to the Cup Series.

More Double Points Races

When unveiling the 2017 schedule, PCC Supremo John Kowalski confirmed that the season-ending Cleveland Grand Prix would once again be a double-points race, and will continue to hold that distinction into the next season. Joining the Cleveland Grand Prix with that distinction next year will also be the Los Angeles Maxwell Center and the Vnukovo Airport Circuit, the two other over-capacity races on the calendar.

Kowalski said, "If you're able to qualify for one of those races where we invite everyone and their mother to compete, you should be properly rewarded. That's why all the over-capacity races will now be double points. To think we started this as a gimmick to get more cars eligible for the championship and boost ratings!"

Burkhart to Johnson Racing 51 in 2017

The worst-kept secret in the garage was confirmed the Wednesday before the Round of Indiana. 2014 PCC Lites Champion Sam Burkhart will be headed to the PCC Cup Series to drive for Johnson Racing and contend for Rookie of the Year. He will be driving the #51 Chevrolet SS, replacing Cale Burnfardt Jr., who has been the weak link at Johnson Racing all season. This is not the first time Burkhart has replaced Burnfardt; when Burnfardt got the call up to drive the 51 after the untimely suicide of Craig Jonser, Burkhart took his place in the #51 Johnson Racing PCC Lites car.

Burkhart currently sits 3rd in PCC Lites Series points, having led the championship all but two weeks this season. Burnfardt Jr. sits 31st in PCC Cup Series points, with a win at Eurospeedway being his only bright spot of the season. There is no word on Cale Burnfardt Jr's plans for next season.

Clason Enterprises For Sale, Hakai OUT, Gibson IN

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Major news in the PCC Cup Series paddock as Team Principal Tanner Clason has announced his team will be leaving the series at the end of the season and all assets, including a Team Charter, are for sale. Clason Enterprises has competed in the PCC Cup and PCC Lites Series since 2012, and has been a full-time mainstay in the Cup Series since 2014. The team has already petitioned the series to allow for the points accrued this season to carry over to the new owners for next season, and this request has been approved. Bids for the Team Charter are expected to open later this week. Clason Enterprises currently sits 12th in team points, the last safe position, 75 points above 13th-place Accelerator Motorsports.

In the same announcement, Clason announced that Clay Gibson will be the new driver of the #77 Panda Express Dodge Charger for the remainder of the season, effective immediately. Gibson, who drove V8 Utes prior to a one-off win in the PCC Trucks Round of Garrettsville, has taken the PCC Cup Series by storm in a substitute role at Paloma Autosport, scoring a pole and two top tens in just seven starts. Gibson replaces Kiuga Hakai, who currently sits 39th in points with just one top-ten, the lowest of all drivers who have attempted the full season.

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Post by gwoodard41 on Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:14 pm

Accelerator Motorsports to accept relegation for upcoming season.

Accelerator Motorsports management have stipulated that the team will accept their relegation, if they're relegated. Dan Foray to be the primary driver with Jack Dempsey, from Australia, as the likely second driver for the team. Given that the series uses Yugos, the team feels that they would likely be able to get their finances in order since the cars are far cheaper than the PCC cup level chassis to race. There was absolutely nothing related to their failure to pay Lycoia for their engines and the chassis supplier for the race chassis, nope, not at all. The team plans on Frozr Graphics and Sticky Hooves Glue to join them for the upcoming season. It's not known what numbers that they'll have.

Woodard to become free agent for the 2017 season.

Accelerator Motorsports also announced that their current primary driver, Greg Woodard, was being let go at the end of the 2016 season, much to the surprise of Woodard, who wasn't told by management or anyone he had been working with. The team felt that Woodard was what was causing all of the team's problems. That it totally wasn't the team blowing money and only giving him second hand parts and shoddily rebuilt chassis. Nope, not at all! At least that's what they told reporters when questioned. It was totally Woodard's fault. Woodard could not be reached for comment because he slammed the door in the faces of reporters, commenting that he needed to make a few phone calls.

Lycoia, which has been supplying the team for their entire tenure in the cup series, told reporters that they would be following Woodard and would provide manufacturer support for any team that didn't blow their money like drunken sailors. Woodard Trucking and Freight, along with a slew of other companies, have pledged to also bring a lot of sponsorship funding as well. Woodard, if he was able to secure a ride, would like to retain the number 41 however, was open to using the number 96.
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Post by Syzygy on Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:47 am

So I went ahead and started confirming teams in all 5 series that are going to be run next year. I went ahead and gave Tom Delgado Racing a special dispensation in that the team will be starting in the Lites Series, because in my infinite wisdom I forgot that by promoting 3 teams to Cup and only demoting 2 that would give only 17 teams. I think this compromise solves that nicely (and plus, this is International Racing Superstar Tom Delgado we're talking about here Razz)

Sam Brown Racing to Close, Cleveland Speed Inc. to Lites

Sam Brown, competition director of Johnson Racing and owner of PCC Lites team Sam Brown Racing, announced today that he would be shuttering operations of his Lites team, effective at the end of the season. Sam Brown Racing, which began it's life as Johnson Racing's junior team in years past, had remained in the Lites Series as a result of a rules loophole stating that teams in two different PCC National Series could not share an owner. This loophole has allowed teams such as ROG Motorsports' Lites team to continue life as Lambert Motorsports, and for AJ Murphy to run a Lites and Trucks team at the same time by listing his wife as the owner of the Trucks team. As such, Johnson Racing has managed to maintain a healthy pipeline of developmental drivers for several years to come. In discussing the reason for the shuttering of the Lites team, Brown indicated the Lites team was putting a strain on resources, and that Johnson Racing is now committed to contending for the PCC Cup Team Championship in the upcoming season.

All of Sam Brown Racing's equipment, as well as their Team Charter, were purchased by Cleveland Speed Inc. soon after the announcement. CSI, one of the longest-running teams in PCC competition, had aligned itself as the Truck Series arm of the Johnson Racing developmental ladder, with former Lites competitor Will Crawford behind the wheel. Cleveland Speed Inc. will move up to the PCC Lites Series in 2017 as Sam Brown Racing was to defer their Cup promotion to remain as a junior team, with Crawford and rookie Bryce Tanner behind the wheel. Tanner, a standout in the Texas Late Model scene, is expected to make his PCC national series debut in the Truck Series Cleveland Grand Prix Jr. in a second truck for CSI next month. Tanner will be bringing sponsorship from West Texas Capital,  an investment firm owned by his father Scott Tanner.

In moving up to the PCC Lites Series, Cleveland Speed Inc. have sold their Team Charter and equipment to a new team in the PCC Trucks Series, called Triple Threat Motorsports. Owned by investment banker Scott Tanner, Triple Threat Motorsports will be fielding several PCC Cup and PCC Lites Series drivers throughout the season who are one Truck win away from achieving the Triple Threat (winning a race in every PCC national series). Drivers specifically named in the announcement were current Johnson Racing drivers Alex Phillips and Cale Burnfardt Jr., as well as John Jefferson and Zach Meyer, but Tanner indicated that the driver lineup is still subject to change.

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Post by gwoodard41 on Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:41 pm

Greg Woodard announces new team to be formed with Kurt Plissken and announces sponsorship package.

Greg Woodard, the current driver of the number 41 car in the PCC cup Series, announced that he and Kurt were in talks about forming a new team that would fit the motif of the chassis they were planning to use and the sponsorship package that both drivers were able to obtain. Woodard told those who were listening, that the planned name for the new team was Space Invader Racing or SIR for short. He would go on to explain that the sponsorship package that both Kurt and he currently were planning on running we're both based on corporations that  had space-based and otherworldly operations. He revealed that he himself would be primarily sponsored by a satellite radio company along with several sponsors including the Union Aerospace Corporation and Ultor Corporation as teritiary sponsors.

It was revealed that Kurt would be sponsored by the Weyland-Yutani corporation as a primary. As for secondaries and teritaries, Woodard was not able to give much detail on.

The team plans to use the 2017 Lycoia Invader chassis and both drivers along with the possible members of the team are hoping to be able to get in the cup series next season by some miracle. Woodard stated that even if he planned on entering the special event races if the full-time field was already locked up for 2017. As for his opinion on Accelerator Motorsports, he said that the higher-ups on the team can go fuck themselves and would give a rat's ass what happens to the team. As for the numbers that they plan to use, they hoped that they could either retain the same numbers or that Kurt would get the number that he would normally want.

Jack Dempsey and Dan Foray to enter PCC Lites under reformed Accelerator Motorsports.

With both drivers who have experience in other automotive racing series with Dan currently being in the cup series, it seems that a reformed Accelerator Motorsports is going to enter the Lites Series. The team plans on bringing on Sticky Hooves Glue and Froze Graphic Cards. They are applying for the numbers 41 and 96 respectively.


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Post by bsoyuz on Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:17 pm

Wheatfarmer unsure about future

One of the biggest names to come out of the 2016 rookie class, brazilian Hank Junior Wheatfarmer does not know where he will head towards after this season.

As Clason Enterprises leaves the sport, the 39-year old, who took into stock cars after a successful sports car racing career finds himself in search of a ride for the 2017 season.

North American Auto Club seeking to expand operations into PCC

It has been strongly rumoured that S2 Motorsports, NAAC team owned by Marcus Stanton and Matt Stern, could be doing a PCC Trucks or Lites foray in the forseeable future, possibly already in 2017, however details about the effort are small.
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Post by Electric Wolf on Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:47 pm

Lester to return to Cup grid in 2017?

A few weeks ago, journeyman driver Casey Lester released via his Twitter account that he has "some news that [he] cannot discuss right now but it is about next season and [he is] super excited for when it finally comes out". What this news relates to is not certain, but some insiders in the PCC garage claim that it may involve the sale of Clason Enterprises; perhaps Lester will be returning to the Cup series as a result of being part of the buyout process.

"I still cannot say much, but it is a very exciting time for me", Lester told a small scrum of reporters Monday afternoon. "If I could blurt everything out, I would, but that's not how these things work. It is something I have been looking forward to for a very long time and I feel like a kid again. When we are able to disclose what it is, then you can ask away. I have no reason not to be smiling again."

Lester has made various appearances with Matthews Motorsports Team throughout the second half of the season and even competed in the PCC Europe Round of the Czech Republic with Scuderia Gianunzio with unimpressive results. His merits have not exactly cemented him as a Cup mainstay thus far, but an opportunity appears to be presenting itself for a driver approaching thirty.
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Post by Nascar9fan on Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:20 pm

Australian Motorsports looking to return, unsure about Jones

Australian Motorsports are planning on being on the grid in 2017, with both Anderson and Marshall retaining their seats, sponsors and numbers. The team is unsure about keeping Louis Jones though.
After a disastrous 2016, Jones was to have been dropped should the team get relegated, but are now looking at whether or not to keep him should they remain in the Cup Series.

"We're keeping all our options open on the #81. If that means a new driver, then so be it." - John Wargle, Australian Motorsports owner
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Post by RyanB06 on Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:25 pm

Ryan Matthews "unsure" about lower-tier team's future

With the struggles of his PCC Lites team well-documented, Ryan Matthews said today that he's not sure if he'd accept demotion or if he'd close up shop entirely.

"I'm really unsure about the whole thing, to be honest. I didn't invest all this money to field a Trucks team," he said. "At the same time though, it'd be a disservice to both Tiffany and to Carter if they weren't racing somewhere next season. I'd never hear the end of it - from either of them. So it's very much up in the air."

Rumors are that if Matthews decides to accept Ryan Matthews Racing's inevitable demotion to the Trucks series he'll field the new Lenard Lakota, as he's had ties with that manufacturer in the past.
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Post by SpeedDemon37 on Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:00 am

Focus Autosports Preparing PCC Truck Series Entry for 2020


Self-proclaimed Venetian race car driver Vincenzo Fochesato is reportedly working to expand the Focus Autosports racing team to include a PCC Truck Series program for 2017.

The family team thus far has fielded only a single PCC Cup Series entry for himself at both Mansfield and Cleveland. But FAS recently purchased a new warehouse outside of New Baltimore, Michigan and has acquired some used truck chassis.

No potential sponsors are known at the time of this report, as none have featured on his one-off Cup Series entries this season. It is expected, however, that the car will largely be self-funded with money from his family's small but successful chain of cafés, whose logos did appear on the #00 car for the Matthews Motorsports Team during Fochesato's mid-season stint for the organization.

Fochesato, himself, has been searching for a ride as a full-time Cup Series driver for next year's edition of the series ever since his final race for MMT. Suspicions have arisen, however, that the primary motivation behind his new Truck Series team could be to serve as a backup plan in case he is not able to land a ride in Cup.
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Post by NASCARLOVER427 on Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:22 am

Our lord and savior, the greatest among us, the queen of motorsports, Mary Sue, to return in 2017 with "AN: so much better car guys i wrote the car to be better i recognize my faults as a writer"
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Post by Rykia on Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:13 am

Eckdahl to Return to Europe to Compete in PCCEW

After debuting in PCC Lites this season, the Eckdahl Racing Team will move back to Europe to join the PCC Europe West Series. The team is rumored to run three cars, bringing Lucian Eckdahl, Jr. to one of them. The other two are unknown.

Other PCC Europe Notes:
- Ott Keskula, who made his PCC Europe debut this season, plans to run a full PCC Europe East schedule.
- British driver Tim Jensen will run in PCC Europe West with a rumored three car team.
- Irish driver Pat Keda will run the PCC Europe West tour with support from Full Throttle Motorsports in a #2 car.
-Frenchman Jean Serre will compete in PCC Europe West, current number and sponsor unknown.
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Post by gwoodard41 on Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:29 pm

Kyle Chadson to enter the PCC cup as a free agent, backed by Monster Energy.

Kyle Chadson, the 21 year old college dropout from Milwaukee Wisconsin, has applied as a free agent for the upcoming PCC cup season. Chadson told reporters he was being backed by Monster Energy. He then opened a can of Monster Energy and chugged it, slamming the empty can to the ground shouting like a lunatic. "YEAAAAAAAAH BRAH!" He also told reporters he wanted to drive for Tonare, calling it a lit car.
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Post by Magus978 on Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:46 am

Work Underway on TDR Lights Entry, Delgado Expected to Hold Tryouts
The Tom Delgado Racing shop in Brooklyn, New York has been very busy. With their return to active competition confirmed for next season in the PCC Lights series, they have been hard at work building and perfecting every aspect of their cars.

Team owner Tom Delgado stated in an interview with local media that he'd be looking for two New York-based drivers under the age of 26 to drive for the team. "We want to turn New York into a hotbed for racing. People don't think of New York as someplace a race car driver can succeed, but I intend to do my best to dispel that myth" Delgado said.

Tom Delgado is currently under contract to Manticore Engineering, but has activated a clause in his deal where he is allowed to leave to pursue non-driving opportunities, which include re-forming Tom Delgado Racing with no intention to drive any of its cars until after the 2017 season, the year of which his contract would have expired. However, when given the chance to clarify that his driving career is over, Delgado refused to do so, instead calling it an "indefinite break".
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Post by Backmarker on Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:10 pm

New Cleveland Entries Hint at Potential 2017 Debuts
The latest entries for the 2016 Cleveland Grand Prix and the supporting PCC Lites and Trucks races have sparked rumors that each may compete in a PCC sanctioned series in a greater capacity in 2017.

For the feature race, Virginian short track star Richard Scott will attempt to make his debut for his family owned team, while seeking to enter either the Cup Series or PCC Lites at least-part time in 2017. With sponsorship backing from Gibson's Speedy Lube and Vitaminwater, Scott is primarily looking to negotiate with established teams, but if a drive with one is not available, he may instead attempt to work his way up from the truck series.

Also attempting to make his debut is the German veteran of the Euro Touring Car Tour, two-time champion Thomas Dietrich, who has publicly expressed interest in moving to the PCC Europe West championship with his co-owned team DS Autosport. However, he would most likely prioritize fielding entries for his son Alex and protege Simon Appeldoorn, and only compete himself if sufficient funding is available.

Aaron Singer is looking to make his PCC Cup return after making a few starts with The Motorsports Team in 2012, a more unexpected appearance. The sports car racer and heir to the Lou Singer Hotels and Casinos corporation has been less candid about 2017 plans, but may appear in select races in the western United States in either the Cup or Lites Series.

In the Lites support race, the appearance of a #66 car fielded by Stan Darryl- owner of the Dodge factory team in the North American Auto Club- has drawn considerable intrigue as to whether they may defect to the larger PCC league. Darryl has been mum on this speculation, stating that the intention of this entry is to gain valuable additional seat time for Dodge development driver and top prospect Samantha Mason on road courses.

Meanwhile, with much less fanfare, Southeast short track racers David Davis and Heff Jefferson entered the Trucks race announcing their intention to compete full-time in the series in 2017. Jefferson-David Racing has posted Facebook updates stating that they plan to field at least two full-time trucks, either fielded by the co-owners themselves, or in conjunction with the young rookie they signed to join them at Cleveland, 16 year old Akron native Kevin Keenen.
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Post by gone-sovereign on Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:17 pm

Nikki Contey Looking to Enter PCC Cup Full-Time in 2017

I don't feel like typing up an article. Just wanted to put this out there.
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