ISRA Welcomes Trucks While Johnston Welcomes Win
- Wednesday, 04 May 2011
- Written by Daniel Graulty
On May 3rd the ISRA kicked off it's third season, and could think of no better way to open it than with it's first ever oval series. The Super Truck Advanced Racing Series (S.T.A.R.S.) began it's season as any proper oval series should, with a visit to the famous 2.5 miles of Daytona International Speedway.
A full field was brought to the green flag by DJ Lyon on the pole and Dylan Duval leading the outside line. Lyon would lead the early laps from the bottom line, which seemed to be the place to be most of the night as few drivers could seem to force their way ahead around the top. The first of two early cautions would fly before lap 15 ending the day for five drivers, but starting the game of pit strategy that is so important at super speedways. Chuck Chambliss and Alex Ulleri teamed up to use pit strategy to their advantage, vaulting them to the front of the field by the halfway point of the race. Thanks to Ulleri's pushing for 22 laps, Chambliss would pick up the bonus point for most laps led. However, you are always waiting for the "big one" at Daytona, and with 15 laps to go it would finally strike as drivers began their final push to move up the field. A bit of door to door jostling for 6th place led to a pile up, and when the smoke cleared seven drivers would find themselves with terminal damage. Timothy Johnston would find himself leading for the final six lap sprint to the checkered flag, with pole sitter DJ Lyon finally shoving Johnston across the line for the win. Dylan Duval mounted a challenge on the outside to take second ahead of Lyon.
Congratulations to Timothy Johnston on his first win, as well as the inaugural win for the ISRA S.T.A.R.S. series!Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 22:02