iRacing Blog – 3/24/15 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Auto Club Speedway

The third race of the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series at Auto Club Speedway was on Tuesday, 3/24. This was the first race for the cars with the new build of less downforce and less horsepower to coincide with the changes NASCAR made to the Cup cars. Justin and Cody Byus moved from Cody Byus Racing to join The Team.

The race would be 125 laps around the 2 mile superspeedway. Justin qualified p. 3. The Alliance / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car was fast and Justin was able to keep it up front for the entire 125 laps.

The first caution came early on lap 9 with a second caution at lap 22. Each time Justin pitted for 4 tires and fuel. On the restart at Lap 26 there was a big wreck catching 16 cars mid pack. After this, the drivers were able to get a long green flag run. Justin led a lap prior to his green flag pit stop for 4 tires and fuel. The last caution came on lap 96 saving the race from ending with fuel strategy. It was green to the checkered flag with Justin crossing the line in p. 3 on his birthday and The Team sweeping positions 1-3 with 2 others teammates in the top 7. Watch the race here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scSK45FzSqI.

The next race will be on 4/7 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Justin Bolton #36 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Auto Club Speedway

iRacing Blog – 1/26/15 What is iRacing & how do drivers make it into the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series?

The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (NPAS) powered by iRacing begins Feb. 24, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway.

Before the start of the series, the iRacing Pre-Season Thunder exhibition race will run Feb. 3 with coverage starting at 8 p.m EST at http://www.webracingnetwork.com/. The race will be 25 laps at Daytona showcasing the drivers eligible for the NPAS.

The starting line-up for the Pre-Season Thunder is determined by fan votes. Vote for Justin at http://timscorner.ca/archives/8262#.VMJ3xRDRMjw.facebook.

What is iRacing and how do the drivers such as Justin make it to the premier NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (NPAS)?  It does not happen overnight.

iRacing is the only racing simulation sanctioned by NASCAR. iRacing uses officially licensed cars engineered from the ground up in cooperation with real-world race teams and using real-world physics, CAD data, laser scanning, weighing and measuring specific parts and a physics engine. iRacing offers in the NASCAR series: Sprint cup Gen 6 cars, Xfinity Series cars, Camping World trucks, K&N cars, tour modifieds, SK modifieds, late models and Legend cars. All these cars can be adjusted like the real-world cars to find the ideal setup for the tracks.

The drivers can choose from 70 officially licensed, laser scanned exact replicas of road and oval tracks.

On iRacing, there is an official license class progression system for oval and road racing based on your skill and clean driving. The eight classes are: Rookie, Advanced Rookie, Class D, Class C, Class B, Class A, Pro and World Championship.

Every iRacer is held to a Sporting Code. Beginning as a Rookie, you progress through the classes based on your safety rating which is determined by incidents per race. You receive incident points for hitting the wall, spinning out or hitting other cars. The more incident points the lower your license. It is easier to lose a license than gain one.

Once you achieve a Class A license, most drivers are members of a team to work on adjusting the car’s setup for each track. It takes hours of practice laps and time trials to adjust the cars.

Each season, the top 50 drivers who have their Class A licenses compete for a Pro license. The drivers compete in a 10-week series with the races broadcast live on YouTube under the LSRTV channel. The top 20 at the end of the series receive their Pro license and are automatically entered in the NPAS.

When the NPAS starts in February, it consists of 20 World Championship drivers who finished 1-20 in the previous season’s NPAS race. The drivers who finished 1-20 in the Pro 10-week series are locked in for the NPAS. The drivers who finished 21-30 in the Pro 10-week series must qualify in for the remaining 3 available spots for a total of 43 drivers entered in each NPAS race.

Last season Justin finished the 10-week Pro series in position 21. He qualified in for each of the NPAS races in 2014 and finished the NPAS in the 10th spot giving him a World Championship license for 2015. To see the complete standings from last season’s PEAK Antifreeze Series click here.

This season’s NPAS starts Feb. 24, 2015. All races will be broadcast live at http://www.iracing.com/live/. The winner will be recognized by NASCAR at the last NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and receive a check for $10,500. The winner is also invited to the banquet during Champions Week in Charlotte, NC.

Justin Bolton to be Featured on Open Throttle 360 on 8/16/14

We are excited to announce that Justin will be featured on the TV show Open Throttle 360 on Saturday, August 16th at 11:00 a.m. on ROOT Sports!  Open Throttle 360 is the #1 motorsports show in our region and has a reach of over 3 million people in 5 states.  It airs every Saturday morning at 11 a.m. on Root Sports Pittsburgh.  Be sure to tune in and check it out!  open throttle 360

 

Filming the interview for Justin’s upcoming episode of Open Throttle 360.  Thank you to 321 Blink and everyone involved in putting the shoot together.

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Justin Featured in Latrobe Bulletin Newspaper – Strong Start to Racing Season for GL Grad

The Latrobe Bulletin newspaper did a feature article on Justin’s late model racing season on May 3, 2014.

Strong Start to Racing Season for GL Grad

Group Business Program from Alliance Racing, Justin Bolton

Justin is actively seeking Marketing Partners for this season. We have put together a “Group Business Program.” If we can get 40 businesses from the area to contribute a one-time donation of $250 each, or we reach our goal of $10,000, this will allow Justin two additional races to add to his schedule this season.

With enough businesses participating, we will put the names of each business on the hood of the race car and place Pennsylvania on the sides of the car to promote the idea of area businesses supporting a Pennsylvania driver racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. It will definitely attract attention. Justin is the only driver currently racing at Hickory Motor Speedway from Pennsylvania . We may also print Justin Bolton racing T-shirts with the names of all participating businesses to help promote your business as well as to show your business is supporting a local student’s passion for racing. Your business website, if you choose, will be linked to JustinBolton.com as well as promoted through FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube.

Please contact Sherri at TurnLeft@AllianceRacing.net or by phone at 724-516-6325.