Series News: New Winners, Close Competition in Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Round Two
Round Two of the GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels featured new winners on the podium and close, last-lap battles against SOLD OUT fields of competitors in both the Light and Heavy divisions. Bronson Butcher and Joey Padgett secured the overall points wins in Round Two of the five-week series.
Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Round Two – Light Division
Bronson Butcher earned himself the Light Division points win overall by backing up his Heat Two win with two extremely close second place finishes in Heat One and Three. Butcher lost Heat One by only half a kart length to Round One winner, Ryan Truex. The two drivers finished the race with an exciting, side-by-side battle for the win.
In Heat Two, several competitors tried to take Turn Two three-wide, shuffling pole sitter, Ryan Truex back to tenth place after only three turns. Butcher was able to secure the Heat Two win after battling bumper-to-bumper with Tyler Truex for the lead the entire race.
Ross Chastain was on a determined charge that eventually earned him the Heat Three win. By lap three, Chastain had taken the lead, but with one lap to go Butcher and Chastain were side-by-side at the start-finish line battling for the win. Chastain was awarded the Heat Three win.
Butcher grabbed the points win overall with 550 points, followed by Ross Chastain with 470 points and Tyler Truex in third place with 460 points. Butcher also earned himself a $25 Sunoco Gas Station gift card for his Fast Lap of 62.549 seconds. Ryan Truex continues to lead the Light Division championship points standings.
Heavy Division –
Joey Padgett was able to secure the Round Two Heavy Division points win overall with a hard-fought Heat Two win against a tough group of competitors. Early on in the night, Timmy Hill was the driver to beat, leading from flag to flag to win Heat One.
In Heat Two, Hill had a strong run going, but by halfway Padgett has taken the lead from Hill on the front stretch entering Turn One. Hill took back the lead briefly, but Padgett was able to hold off Hill when it counted at the line to earn the Heat Two win.
John Hilliker came out of the gate quick to take the early lead in Heat Three, but Round One winner, Sam Watson, was on a charge and took over the lead with two laps to go. Going into the last turn it was three-wide, but Watson held on to secure the Heat Three victory.
Padgett scored the points win overall with 475 points, followed by John Luzzi with 460 points and Timmy Hill in third place with 425 points. Brett Peters earned himself a $25 Sunoco Gas Station gift card for his Fast Lap of 62.894 seconds. Padgett took the lead in the Heavy Division championship points standings.
For a complete list of results and championship standings from the Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Round Two, CLICK HERE.
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Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Round Three –
The GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels will return next Wednesday night, Oct. 30 for Round Three of the five-week series. Each round of the GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels consists of an eight-minute practice session and three, 10-lap heat races.
The driver with the highest combined points total from all three heat races will win overall for the night. All three heat races will count for points towards the championship series title as well and each driver will be given a “Drop Round.” A champion will be crowned in each division after the completion of the five-week series on Nov. 13. The driver with the fastest lap time in both the Light and Heavy division will be awarded a $25 Sunoco Gas Station gift card each week! The practice session begins at 6 p.m., followed by three heat races.
If you plan on entering Round Three of the Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels, pre-register to reserve your sport in advance. Our rental league events typically sell out prior to the day of the event. To pre-register for any of the three remaining rounds, CLICK HERE.
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