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SRU Craftsman Truck Series Season 12 Kicks Off in Style at Daytona!

Going to the first green of season 12

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines because the [SRU] Sim Racing Unleashed Craftsman Truck Series Season 12 is officially underway! The first race of the season roared to life at the iconic Daytona International Speedway oval, and it was a spectacular start to what promises to be an unforgettable journey.

In a race characterized by breathtaking action, strategy, and sheer determination, it was the defending Truck Series champion, Paul Witt, who emerged victorious, proving that he's as formidable as ever. Witt showcased his prowess by leading an impressive 11 laps and securing the top spot on the podium.

Here's a quick look at the top finishers from the Daytona race:

Carnage on the track wasn't absent in the season opener

P1 #29 Paul Witt P2 #33 Mark Koschik P3 #73 Larry Blair

  1. Paul Witt (#29) - Hailing from Michigan, Witt stormed to victory with an average lap time of 1:06.024, making a statement for the rest of the season.

  2. Mark Koschik (#33) - Koschik, representing New York, put up a fierce fight and finished a mere 0.042 seconds behind Witt.

  3. Larry Blair II (#73) - A contender from the Mid-South, Blair II displayed remarkable consistency to claim the third position.

  4. Michael Palmer (#31) - Palmer, representing Atlantic, showcased his skill by finishing in fourth place, just 0.314 seconds off the leader.

  5. Jason Cavinee (#26) - Ohio's own Cavinee rounded out the top five, making his presence felt throughout the race.

Close racing with some 3 wide action throughout the night

As we delve deeper into Season 12, the competition is heating up, and the battles on the track are bound to become even more intense. With the added realism of full-length races mirroring the real-life Truck Series distances, each lap carries more weight, and every strategy call becomes crucial.

The Daytona race was no exception, with a total of six cautions and 32 lead changes, keeping fans on the edge of their seats. The weather conditions played their part too, with a track temperature of 78°F and partly cloudy skies creating an ever-changing environment for the drivers.

But the excitement doesn't stop here. With a packed schedule ahead, including races at famous tracks like Watkins Glen International, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Talladega Superspeedway, the SRU Craftsman Truck Series Season 12 promises to be a rollercoaster ride of emotions, surprises, and incredible racing action.

Stay tuned right here at The Garage for all the latest updates, in-depth race analyses, and exclusive interviews with your favorite SRU truck drivers. Strap in, folks, because it's going to be a wild and unforgettable season of virtual truck racing!

Thank you to all our fans and drivers for making the start of Season 12 at Daytona a tremendous success. We'll see you at the next race, hungry for more thrilling moments on the track!

The SRU Craftsman Truck Series putting on a show

Good finish for some, tough finish for others, but all in all a great race

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