STRS ADDS 2 NEW SERIES & A NEW SPONSOR

January 23, 2021

For immediate release,

One week after having completed their first race of Season 3 at Daytona, the STRS admin team has some exciting news to announce.

In deals that came together very quickly the admin team is proud to announce mergers and creation of two additional ladder type series that will be run under the Smoking Tires Racing Series banner.

Up first the STRS admin team met with Richard Ketch, owner of the InsideLine Racing League, and came to an agreement of merging InsideLine Racing League with Smoking Tires and creating a new series that will run on Monday nights using the SK & Tour Modified cars.

This new series will be known as Smoking Tires – InsideLine Modified Tour.

Creation of the Season 1 schedule, rule book and admin team will start immediately and should be introduced soon.  Recruitment is also open for all drivers interested in joining.

In a separate meeting an agreement was made with Reece Kelva from Texas Family Racing where a Saturday Night Trucks Series will be created. This will be a continuation of the former STRS Wednesday Night Trucks Series but it will be managed in conjunction with TFR member Matthew Fleming who will be the lead admin of the series.

Creation of what would be Season 3, a schedule, rule book and additional admin team members will also start immediately and should be introduced soon.  

The Truck Series logo and potential sponsor will also be announced soon.

And last but not least in a very busy week. Series sponsor Adam Chapman Designs has decided to close up shop and is no longer affiliated with the STRS.

With that being said an agreement was quickly put together with Ram Designs who will become an official STRS sponsor.  Details of the agreement will follow.

The admin team wants to thank each and every member for their continued support of the STRS and hope that their stay in the league is what they expect. As we grow the league we do not want to lose our focus and goals and are always listening to what the drivers have to say to help make this one of the best run series on iracing.

Thanks

Michael Jennings – League Owner

Justin Bissonette – Admin

Robert Blouin – Admin

Adam Ball – Admin

Chadd Hatlevig – Admin

Richard Ketch – Admin InsideLine Modified Tour

Mathew Fleming – Admin Truck Series

Season 3 of the STRS Starts Tonight

The Smoking Tires Racing Series starts their season 3 off with a bang as 20+ drivers are expected to visit the high banks of Daytona for 100 laps of hard wheel to wheel racing action.

There are many firsts also happening tonight. The major one is this will be the STRS’s first ever race being broadcast on PTM Racing TV.

Daytona will also host the first ever STRS Triple Crown race. Darlington (March 28) & Indianapolis (June 6) are will be other two. Both those races will also be broadcasted by PTM Racing TV as will the Season Finale race at Charlotte on June 27th.

Each driver who wins a Triple Crown Race will receive a bonus 10 Championship points. If one driver wins all 3 Triple Crown Races they will also receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

Tune in tonight and see who drives away with the first win of Season 3.

Practice Session opens at 8:30 PM EST with the broadcast starting at 9:15 PM EST and the green flag dropping at 9:30 PM EST.

PTM Racing TV can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCymN9Fz4oWvr2EiVDnqA1IA

STRS – League Address

Here is what Season 3 might end up looking like for the Smoking Tires Racing Series.

Post Season 2, the STRS active roster list will be gone through and drivers asked if they want to remain part of the league or not. Those not wish to continue will be removed from the active roster.
The STRS is only wanting drivers who will be committed to the league and who show up week in week out. The league has stated in the rules that drivers who are unable to make a race for any reason must be contacting the admin team to let them know.

League Series will be reduced as the STRS will only focus on one major series.
This will be the Sunday Night Cup Series.
• Season will consist of a 20 race schedule that will include 3 drops weeks.
• Season scheduled to start on January 31st 2021 and run until June 27 2021.
• There are also 2 off weekends. (Valentine’s Day & Mother’s Day)
The previously posted Season 3 track selection may be altered as the admin team looks to adjust to maximize potential participation. Past tracks with a poor attendance may be replaced with tracks considered more popular.

Wednesday nights will now be used as an open hosted recruiting session. Sessions will be found in the hosted section and not in the league sessions pages.
• Sessions will be two hours long.
• 1/2-hour practice session
• 5- or 10-minute qualifying session (based on Oval or Road)
• Leaving 1 hour 20 minutes to get the race session in.
• Race will be half distance of the scheduled Sunday night race or time limit due to cautions.
• Fixed Set-ups & 1 Reset
• No tire set limits.
• 1 Stage with Caution being thrown.

Sunday Night Cup Series
• Sessions will be 3 hours long.
• 50- or 55-minutes practice session to allow drivers time to enter
• 5- or 10-minutes qualifying session (based on Oval or Road)
• Race session will be 2 hours – Either total scheduled laps or time limit due to cautions.
• Fixed Set-ups – 1 reset only on Superspeedways and Road Courses
• XX allotted tires per race session – Amount TBD based on Wednesday practice Sessions.
• 2 Stages, Stage laps will be TBD with Cautions being thrown.
• Top 10 will receive stage points (10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1)
• Bonus points for Pole, leading a lap, leading most laps, and having No Inc.
• Reduced penalty points. -1 for 8 inc, Drivers who get 17x will be disqualified from the race.
• Final track selections are TBD
• Road Courses are set at 175 miles
• Short Ovals, and 1.5-mile tracks are set at 200 miles
• Tracks larger than 2 miles are set at 250 miles
• It was suggested we do one full length race, Track TBD.

Cost to drivers if applicable, will be based on various criteria.
• If the League decides to not broadcast the races, then there will be no cost to the drivers. Donations may be accepted to help cover session costs but is not required.
• If the league decides to be broadcasted, and only with 80%+ of the committed driver’s approval, then the cost for each race will need to be collected. Currently we have an offer on the table at a rate of $30 per race (Not per hour). So, we would have to come up with $600. If we are able to secure a series sponsor the actual cost could be reduced.
• If drivers are wanting season ending payouts, trophy or prizes, then a minimal driver entry fee will be required. Amount TBD based on committed driver’s input.

If any drivers has any further input, ideas or requests, please send them into the admin team, We will review them and see if/how they fit into the series.

Thanks, your admin team

Robert Blouin
Michael Jennings
Justin Bissonnet
Adam Ball
Chadd Hatlevig