The NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was at Michigan for Round 13. Justin qualified p. 4 for this 125-lap event and finished strong with a Top 5. After the second caution on lap 20, Justin took over the lead. This would be the longest green flag run of the race. They would run green for about 60 laps. After coming in for 4 tires and fuel during the green-flag pit stop, Justin drove back up into the Top 10 when a caution flew at lap 81. There were 6 other cautions before the end of the race. This created a bunch of short-lap runs for the last 45 laps. Too many yellows with not enough racing to be able to get up front to battle for the lead and had to settle for a Top 5 finish in p 4. See the race at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQaNSP8oPi8.
Round 11 of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was 100 laps at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Justin lined up p. 18 for the start of the race. He steadily made his way into the Top 10 by lap 35. There were 4 cautions in the first half of the race. The second half saw Justin continue to battle for position in the Top 10. After three more cautions in this second half, Justin had positioned himself in the Top 5. A late race caution on lap 92 would mean this last run would end the race. Re-starting in position 4 Justin was able to hold on to the position when the caution came out 2 laps later ending the race. Congratulations to teammate Dylan Duval on the win. Watch the race at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khvrgFzN5Yk.
Kentucky Speedway was the track for Round 10 of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series. Justin in the #36 C.H.I Overhead Doors / Alliance Garage Doors car started p. 8 for the 167 lap race. Moved into the top 5 and took over the lead on lap 75. Continued to run in the top 5 until the first caution on lap 102. Several drivers stayed out putting Justin coming out of pit road with 4 fresh tires starting back in p. 14. There would be four more cautions with the race ending under yellow. A gamble of short pitting to have tires to finish the race didn’t pay off and Justin was trapped in the back with a caution coming out on lap 150. Justin finished p. 19. Watch the race on YouTube here.
Tonight was Round 9 and the start of the second half of the 2016 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series. 167 laps at Chicagoland. Justin qualified the Alliance Garage Doors / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car in p. 11 to start the race. There would be only one caution at lap 34 but it occurred while Justin was on pit road dropping him from p. 10 to p. 24. By lap 67, Justin had raced back into the top 10. The race would stay green and after two more green flag pit stops Justin finished in the Top 5. See the race on YouTube here.
After missing the last two races in the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series, Justin was back in the #36 Alliance Garage Doors /CHI Overhead Doors car for Round 8 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Starting p. 9, Justin would run in the top 5 for a majority of the 200 lap race. The first part of the race would see 82 laps of green flag racing. At lap 83 the first caution waved bringing everyone down pit road for 4 tires and fuel. Justin would continue a strong pace in the second half running p. 2 behind the leader, teammate Kenny Humpe. There were 7 total cautions with the race ending under yellow and Justin finishing p. 2 for his highest finishing spot this season. The TEAM continues to show how strong their cars are by taking the win and having 6 TEAM drivers finishing in the top 10. Click here to watch a replay of the race on YouTube.
Round 5 of the NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was at Texas Motor Speedway for 167 laps. Justin put the #36 Alliance Garage Doors / CHI Overhead Doors car on the pole for the start of the race. After falling back to p. 3 at lap 6, Justin reeled in the leader to take over the top spot on lap 30. Leading the pack on lap 32, Justin came in for service during the first set of green flag pit stops. Unfortunately, the first caution came out which put Justin back in the field for the restart. The same situation occurred during the second set of green flag pit stops placing Justin further back in the pack. Coming into the pits for the third round of green flag pit stops at half way, Justin was hit from behind placing him a lap down on the restart for the last part of the race. With no more cautions there was no way to recover. Finished p. 34. Such a strong car, but the timing of the cautions made it impossible to get back to the front. You can watch the replay on YouTube here. Next race is Richmond in two weeks.
No luck at all in the 4th Round of the iRacing NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series at Auto Club Speedway. Started p. 13. The first caution came out on lap 6. On the re-start, Justin was caught in a wreck with too much damage to continue. Next race in two weeks at Texas. You can watch the replay here.
Round 2 of the iRacing 2016 NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series was Tuesday, 3/1/2016, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. They would race 167 laps. Justin qualified p. 7, led 25 laps, and finished in the top 10. There were 5 total cautions, 3 in the first half and 2 yellows at the beginning of the second half of the race. The caution at half way occurred during green flag pit stops and caught Justin back in p. 23. He stayed out after the last caution to take the lead and held onto the lead for 6 laps before the tires started to fall off. Tire fall off was huge with a good 2 seconds difference. Justin used some more strategy and came in early for fresh tires on the last green flag pit stop to gain some ground and finished the race p. 9. You can watch a replay of the race on YouTube here. Next week iRacing will put out a new build on the cars adding the new downforce. The next race will be 3/15/2016 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Tuesday, 10/6/2015, was the last race of the season for the iRacing 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series at Homestead Miami Speedway. This was Justin’s second season of competing with the top SIM racers in the world. After 15 races this season, Justin had 3 poles and 8 Top-10 finishes. With a few races this season of running out of luck and being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Justin came into the final race of the season sitting 7th in overall points. Starting on the outside pole with teammate Cody Byus on the inside, Justin was running strong up front. Half way through the race during a green-flag pit stop, a car spun bringing out the yellow catching Justin and Cody a lap down. With 80 laps remaining, Justin drove his way through the field to finish p. 14. Justin driving the #36 Alliance Garage Doors / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car completed the 2015 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series with a Top 10 finish in 9th place overall. He is the second member of the TEAM to finish in the Top 10 with teammate Kenny Humpe winning the Championship. Both are guaranteed spots for next year’s Series. You can watch a replay of the race here.