True story: I write about actual short track races on the weekends in real life. Normally I just get one per week, but last weekend I pulled a double-header and it screwed me all up, so here are three brief recaps in one for all the fake racing I missed!
(Also consider this a reminder that you can apply to be a writer and maybe write some of these! Especially when I have to go off to Bristol in about a month, which will be a five-day trip! Just a suggestion!)
Lone Star at the Top – Keselowski Dominates Texas: The weekend got off to a pretty shitty start, as Kevin Keselowski ran away and hid at Texas Motor Speedway for his third win in the NSRS for Season Two. Keselowski only qualified fifth, but led 73 of 84 laps and won by more than eight seconds over Danny Vandoorne. Without a single caution over the course of the event, Keselowski lapped all but the top ten drivers and none of the other front-runners had an opportunity to catch up. I definitely saw the better race that day at a dirt track in Gastonia, North Carolina, so joke is on y’all for this one.
Right-Turn Robby – Phelps Takes First Road Course Win: The NSRS hosted its first road course event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after the Texas race, and the unique racing shook up the leaderboard. In the end, Robert Phelps had the winning strategy and took the checkered flag for his first win under the SCOR sanctioning banner. Tilly Tamburlaine finished second after pitting for a splash of fuel on the final lap, while Julia O’Sullivan finished third to put two female drivers on the podium.
Nakata Wins Thompson, Shares Points Lead: Satoshi Nakata won the STSC race over the weekend, held at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. With the win, Nakata is now tied atop the STSC points standing with Carl Downey, who finished ninth. Spark Spencer III dominated the race, but fell out of the top five in the closing stages and finished sixth. Also, Evok died.