Series News: Devin Jones, Mark Nahrstedt Earn Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Round Three Victories
Round Three of the GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels featured SOLD OUT fields of competitors in both the Light and Heavy divisions for the third week in a row. Devin Jones and Mark Nahrstedt took home the overall points wins in Round Three of the five-week series.
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Round Three – Light Division
Devin Jones earned himself the Light division points win overall with two heat race victories against a stacked field of competitors. In Heat One, Jones checked out to an early lead on the field, but Drew Herring was moving through the pack on a mission behind him. With one lap to go, Herring was up to second place and running over a half second faster lap times than Jones. However, Jones had too great of a lead and was able to hold on for the win.
In Heat Two, there was an awesome three-way battle for the lead between Herring, Bronson Butcher and Jones. However, with four laps to go, it was anyone’s race as Ryan Blaney closed the gap to make it a four-way battle for the lead. In the hairpin turn, Jones made an exciting, last-lap pass on Butcher to take the win.
Heat Three was an absolute slobberknocker as the top-five of Blaney, Butcher, Herring, Ryan Truex and Rob Ruska battled hard for the top position. The group swapped positions nearly every lap, but it was only the last lap that would count. Truex scored the Heat Three victory after several drivers were penalized on the last lap.
Jones grabbed the points win overall with 490 points. Herring was tied for first place with 490 points, but Jones’ two heat wins to Herring’s zero wins broke the tie and Herring finished in second. Butcher finished in third with 485 points. Herring also earned himself a $25 Sunoco Gas Station gift card for his Fast Lap of 62.320 seconds. Ryan Truex continues to lead the Light Division championship points standings.
Heavy Division –
Mark Nahrstedt was able to secure the Heavy division points win overall with a victory in Heat Three and two second-place finishes. In Heat One, Sam Watson shot off to the lead early on, leaving behind him three and four-wide battles for position through the turns. Nahrstedt was able to muscle his way through the pack and by the last lap had closed onto the bumper of Watson, but ran out of time to make a move for the lead.
In Heat Two, it was the same story as Watson and Nahrstedt battled for the top position. Watson was able to hold on yet again, giving him back-to-back wins. Heat Three wasn’t as smooth sailing for Watson. Nahrstedt checked out to a dominating lead early on and Watson suffered such a disappointing finish that it allowed Nahrstedt to secure the Heat Three victory as well as the points win overall for Round Three.
Nahrstedt won with 550 points, followed by Sam Watson with 435 points and Russ Wheeler in third place with 430 points. Brett Peters earned himself a $25 Sunoco Gas Station gift card for his Fast Lap of 62.735 seconds. Nahrstedt 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 Three, CLICK HERE.
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Round Four –
The GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels will return next Wednesday night, Nov. 6 for Round Four 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!
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