iRacing Blog – 7/14/15 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Kentucky Speedway

Such an up and down season so far in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series. Coming back from the break, Round 10 was 167 laps around Kentucky Speedway. The race on 7/14/2015 saw Justin qualify p. 6 and keep the Alliance Garage Doors / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car in the top 10 for the entire race. With the one and only caution happening early on lap 52, the race came down to fuel mileage. After a green flag pit stop on lap 109, Justin stretched the fuel the 58 laps to the end to cross the finish line in p. 9. See the race here.

iracing NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series Kentucky Speedway

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 – 3/3/15 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Daytona

The first race of the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series was last Tuesday, 2/24, for 100 laps at Daytona. Justin is part of the team Cody Byus Racing (CBR). After qualifying, the entire field of 43 cars was less than 1/10 of a second off each other’s times for the start of the race. Justin started in the back of the field but by lap 11 had worked his way to the front. Justin and teammate Cody Byus were running in the top 5 by lap 15. They remained at the front of the field until lap 67. A car was turned from the outside line and crossed over in front of Justin in the inside line. Justin’s #36 car sustained heavy front-end damage; and even though Justin was able to continue, the car was not competitive. There were five cautions throughout the race. Justin finished p. 16. Here is the link to the race:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUpIqxr3pY.

Also announced last Tuesday, 2/24, iRacing and FansChoice.tv will be working together to provide broadcasts of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series and the NASCAR iRacing Class B Series every Tuesday night during this 2015 season.

“It’s exciting to be running the NPAS with the best sim racers. It takes a lot of time and effort to get this far. With more and more partners coming on board to broadcast the races hopefully all of this will help to get back in a real-world car.”

iRacing Blog – 2/24/15 NPAS Begins, Why iRacing?

The iRacing 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (NPAS) starts tonight, Tuesday, 2/24. The top 50 iRacers will compete every other week for 16 races to become the next iRacing NASCAR Champion.

Having finished last season’s NPAS in the top 10, Justin is locked in for each of the 16 races. iRacing will use single-car qualifying to set the field for each race. Watch live starting at 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, 2/24, at http://www.iracing.com/live.

iRacing offers drivers an authentic real-life racing experience with laser-scanned cars and tracks. Every type of racing can be a spring-board to someday racing in one of NASCAR’s higher series. So if you watch these races and wonder why Justin is iRacing instead of real racing? It is simple: money.

Marketing is the life-blood of NASCAR. It starts in the lower tiers all the way through to the Cup Series. Teams look for “funded drivers.” Drivers who can bring companies with them for a race or for the season. It is a constant push to find companies willing to use Justin and his racing as part of their marketing budget in order for him to get back to real-world racing.

We are continually looking for companies that will invest in Justin and use him and his racing as part of their marketing plan. There are advertising opportunities through the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, the K&N series or the ARCA series. Please visit the Marketing Page for more information.

Tonight, enjoy the iRacing at Daytona – tune in at 9 p.m.

iRacing Blog – 2/9/15 Pre-Season Thunder Race, Shootout

If you missed the iRacing Pre-Season Thunder exhibition race last Tuesday, you can watch it here. Thank you to all who voted to place Justin on the Pole for the start of the race. There were 3 cautions during the 25-lap event. Justin led the most laps but got caught up in a wreck on the last lap and finished p. 9.

Next Tuesday, 2/17, is the iRacing Shootout. This is a 40 lap race for the top 20 drivers from the 2014 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series as well as the top 5 Pro drivers from the 2014-2015 Pro series.

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.

Watch Justin in Iracing Live Broadcast

Be sure to tune into ETV Entertainment this Tuesday, November 5th, at 9:00pm Eastern for the LIVE broadcast of the NASCAR iRacing Pro Series race at Texas Motor Speedway! Justin will be piloting the #36 One Up Motorsports Chevrolet SS. Marketing opportunities still available for this series at http://justinbolton.com/sponsor.htm.