The 2011 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Champion Ray Alfalla finally got the monkey off his back Thursday night by scoring his first GSRacing.net Truck Series win of the season in the Mason Baker Designs 150 at Kentucky Speedway. Alfalla started in the last row of the online race and worked his way through traffic, taking the lead for the first and final time on Lap 93 of 100. Thomas Hazard rebounded from a dismal Chase to the GSRacing.net Championship to finish second at Kentucky. Kevin King finished in third, followed by Daniel Pope II and Chase driver Dylan Duval.
For the second consecutive race, Hazard led the most laps in a GSRacing.net Truck Series event as he ran up front for a race high 43 laps. Brandon Kettelle entered the race as the series point leader and started the evening’s race at the Kentucky Speedway on the pole with a lap time of 31.682 seconds. Alfalla gained the most positions in the race and would pocket the Hard Charger Award. Chad Coleman took the upper hand in the Tim’s Corner Challenge, finishing 13th on the night and took the lead in the mini-series by 18 over Richard Beasley, who finished 22nd on the evening. Nine cautions slowed the Mason Baker Designs 150, which took one hour, 31 minutes to complete.
Kettelle was involved in an incident during the event, relegating the Talladega winner to 15th in the running order at Kentucky. That, combined with Danny Hansen’s tenth place finish, opened the door for Hazard to retake the point lead. Kettelle sits 11 points behind the new leader in second while Hansen, Duval and Chris Overland are all tied for third, a dozen points away from the point leader after two races in the Chase.
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The next race for the GSRacing.net Truck Series is January 19th when the series takes to the New Smryna Speedway for the JDR Graphics 125. The new venue to the iRacing service plays host to the only short track race in the Chase to the GSRacing.net Championship. Action gets under way at 9pm Eastern with Qualifying followed by the 125-lap event.
About Mason Baker Designs:
Mason Baker Designs was started in the fall of 2010 by the man who puts his name behind every design, Mason Baker. Baker has designed paint schemes for many different motorsports simulators since early 2004 and began web design in 2006. Until 2010, there was no way to distinguish Baker’s designs apart from others until the MBD logo was created to be stamped on each design. For more information on Mason Baker Designs, including our 2011 Holiday Sale, check out masonbakerdesigns.com.
About the GSRacing.net Truck Series:
The GSRacing.net Truck Series is one of iRacing’s premier independently hosted series. The Truck Series is in its third full season and is frequented by the top drivers in the sim community, including those from the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship. Races throughout the 2011 season are conducted on Thursday nights with select races with live flag-to-flag coverage on ETV and WebRacingNetwork.com.