By Eric Wilke
KENOSHA, WI. (August 10, 2014)- Sunday night was the first time that a Team VLR sanctioned race was held at the newly reconfigured Wilmot Raceway in "The Cheesehead State" known as Wisconsin. The tour generally tries to stay out of that area due to the unusually high number of shitty local drivers that might try to show up and wreak havoc, like SRF_Dirt. Fortunately, SRF_Dirt did not choose this night to make his inevitable crash-filled return to the game, as he was busy crashing his dirt modified into cars at Beaver Dam Speedway at the time.
VLR_JW proved in qualifying that he was still at the top of his game after missing a whole year of racing by qualifying first. JW edged out teammate VLR_Shock by .000001 seconds with an 11.82 time for both cars. BLS_18, WFO_Rainman, and AIR_RB rounded out the top 5 in qualifying. WFO_Rainman was also making his first DTR2 start in about year and vowed to return to the game prepared to dish out more rainjobs than ever before!
JW and RB finished first and second, respectably in heat 1. Shock and Eric went 1-2 in heat 2. Holy shit, wait, that can't be right. There is no way Eric would ever make an A Main at VLR. More on that story later. Dominant offline racer BMS and Ranger took the two transfers in heat 3, and Rainman and Geisler took the top spots in the fourth and final heat.
The heat races would not be finished without some drama, however. In heat race two local driver Eric41 of Wilkeville, Wisconsin was running second the whole race until the last turn of the race when ultra-fast rookie Smallz got into him. Eric made sure Smallz knew that he had just wrecked him by taking him out after the checkered and giving Smallz the old "knuckle sandwich" in the pits. The two exchanged a few choice words after the noogie sammich, but unfortunately, neither driver was hurt in the melee. Eric was given second place in the heat race just so the home crowd could see him in his first ever A Main at VLR.
The C mains were up next. AIR_22, and AIR_77 got the transfer out of the C's into the B main.
The B Main proved to be the most exciting race of the night. VLR Point Leader BLS_18 started third but crashed his way back to 8th by lap two, which is the opposite of what he normally does. There was some hard racing going on for 4th-7th until someone got into DP22 and spun him out, along with two other cars.
The race was for third spot at this point, as Wheel (BLS_18) began to close in on VLR_AMP. Wheel quickly doored the timid, shy, and cowardly Canadian to take the spot, which seemed to be a recurring theme on the night for the hometown hero 18. BLS_18 turned on his nitrous and ran down Smallz in three laps, and once again doored that son of a bitch to take the final transfer spot and barely make the A Main to the roar of the demented crowd of Wisconsin assholes. Duster took the win followed by Wheel and Smallz.
AIR_RB was on the pole of the feature because of how bad he usually finishes at VLR. Incredibly, his average finish was somehow lower than perennial last place contender, Eric41, who started on the outside pole. Smallz got to tag the rear of the A Main because B main winner, Duster had to go have sex with his wife again. The A Main went on with only two incidents. The first one was when Smallz made contact with BMS, Ranger, Rainman, and XCR_Bullet (EDITORS NOTE: Not sure the Bullet part is correct) on lap five.
The second one featured the hometown hero BLS_18. BLS_18 saw his chances to win slipping away as he was stuck in fifth spot. So he did what any true Wisconsin driver would do, and fukking smashed the gas with no regard for human life heading into turn 1 on lap 30 and ran straight through pole sitter AIR_RB to gain two spots at once after his Rainjob attempt cleared Geisler by a mile before finding the left side of RB. Unfortunately, RB passed away from the hard drivers side contact and struggled to hang on for a seventh place finish.
After the race, RB was surprisingly not all that upset about having just been killed by BLS_18, "Ah that shits gonna happen, it's a short track. BLS_18 is fast so it's ok. It sucks that I died, but that's short track racing for ya. The fans love that shit, look at how many people showed up to watch. We're gonna come back next week and give em hell and go for another win."
BLS_18 would blame the crash on Geisler, saying, "Geisler is so horrible that I completely misjudged how impossibly slow he was going into the corner that I overshot the turn by about 8 car lengths and cleaned RB's cock for him. I cleaned his cock real good." (Even though Geisler was hitting faster laps).
The last 10 laps were a barnburner, featuring Shock and JW battle for the lead. In the end, JW decided to let Shock win because of the great man love Shock provided him before the race. The two southern drivers had a nice long embrace in victory lane before a quick Victory Kiss for the cameras.
"It's always a good night to beat BLS_18, and even better when it's at his home track," said VLR_Shock in victory lane. "VLR_JW drove me really clean there for only the second time in DTR2 history and I owe him some great loving for that one."
One driver who had a disappointing night is offline racer AIR_BMS69, as he finished eighth. The New York driver is racing his first full VLR season this year after dropping down from the super competitive Lucas Oil/WoO offline late model series. However, the results have certainly not been up to his standards.
"It just sucks damn monkey balls that this time last year I was racing against the likes of Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and Don O'Neal pretty much every night and leading the points, and then I come out here to this series racing against a bunch of no name pussies and am barely mustering top fives. I mean hell, I lapped Owens on several occasions last year and didn't think twice about it, and now these sunsabitches are out there beating me. Give me a few more weeks though and you'll be seeing this 69 car back where it belongs in victory lane, I'm tired of these mother f_cking amateurs. Bitches. Team AIR for life. Get it, you need AIR to stay alive? So that's why I said AIR for life, hahaha. Best team name ever, niggers."
Please join us next week as VLR travels to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for what is sure to be more insanely awesome racing at the legendary half-mile for the VLR Knoxville Nationals.
(JULY 27, 2014) NEW RICHMOND, WI - VLR purse and prize info has been updated for this Sunday's 100 lap, $200 to win race! The purse is now up to $325 with the addition of another sponsor, Proctor Enterprises. Below is a rundown of the current prizes up for grabs. If you or your company would like to donate prize money for the race, please send donations to firstname.lastname@example.org and note what you would like the donation to be for and the company/person name you would like included.
Purse: $325 + Non-monetary prizes
Winner: $200 from "Smallz Racing"
2nd: $40 from Kyle Merkel Racing
3rd: $20 from www.teamvlr.com
4th: $20 from www.teamvlr.com
5th: $20 from www.teamvlr.com
<NEW!> FAST QUALIFIER AWARD: $25 from Proctor Enterprises and Tony Velez.
BMS Editing Hard Charger Award: Awarded to the driver who advances the most positions in the A Main. Winner of this award receives a FREE track or car skin from BMS Editing. BMS Editing is the group responsible for creating the track VLR is using for their opener, Cedar Lake Speedway.
BMS Editing Rookie Challenge Award: This award is given by BMS Editing to the six (6) highest finishing rookies in the VLR Season Opening $200 to win race this Sunday. The prize will be a boxed copy of Dirt Track Racing 2 to the six highest finishers making their first VLR start.
The Track VLR is using for this race is the Cedar Lake Speedway 2015 and is now up for download at www.teamvlr.com.
The chassis is the Gen 5 Late Models, due to the close racing they provide and short learning curve.
So looks good! Now...what happens if people decide they are going to race extra rough to do all they can to make the show/win the race. Well, for one if you wreck someone in the heats or B, they are most likely going to get your spot if it's determined you are at fault.
If you wreck someone in the A Main, that driver will get your prize money.
The goal in this race is to have fun, but race clean and hard for a chance at the win. This will be a chance to prove you can beat the best of the best. Nerves will be high for this race I'm sure, as the competition should be very stout.
Another thing, if you are new or newer to VLR race's and trying to make a name for yourself...do not try to bang your way through the field to make the feature and impress people. The top drivers will be more impressed by someone who shows patience, and races clean. A lot of people can make themselves good or bad reputations at this race by how they race against some of the veterans of the game.
If you are new to the series, there is going to be little tolerance towards aggressive driving to get to the front. We will strictly enforce clean racing in this event.
If you make the A Main, congratulations! You have a good shot at earning money/prizes. Just do it the right way. We will take the top 5 replays after the A Main and examine them closely. If the winner can not provide his/her replay, they will not be awarded the victory. We will post unofficial results after the race, watch the replays, and then post the official results after we make sure nobody is cheating / penalized for rough driving.
If you are caught cheating, you will get 0 points for the event, and 0 winnings. Everyone behind you bumps up a position and the money will then be distributed as such.
We will meet in VLR's ventrilo, which info's listed on the DTR2 Ventrilo Page under the Community tab. VLR's Ventrilo holds 50 people. If we somehow got more than 50 cars, you would need to go to BLS Ventrilo and we will add you into the lineups.
QUALIFYING WILL START AT 8:30 PM EASTERN SHARP. Please be in Ventrilo sooner than 8:30pm eastern for qualifying. Heat races will follow qualifying and begin at approximately 9PM Eastern or immediately following qualifying.
LASALLE, ILL. (July 8, 2014) - It was a big night in DTR2 tonight, as four league races were on tap for the night. The first two races of the night were at the SDC League with twin features in the BLS Modified Cars at the Dirt Track at Charlotte in their season finale. BLS_18 continued his hot month of July and remained undefeated in DTR2 by sweeping both features to move to 8 of 8 for the month on wins.
The second league race of the night took place at LaSalle Speedway in Illinois in the UMP Hell Late Models where BLS_18 looked to continue his impressive winning streak.
However, the #0 car of VLR_Shock was making his first league appearance of the night and had his sights set on ending the streak 18 had going (which included winning five league races in one night to open the month).
The heat featured a couple of underdogs finishing in the top two, though, with Pennsylvania driver Geisler taking the top spot, followed by New York's BMS_Ray. BLS_18 secured a third place starting spot in the A Main with his finish, and he was followed by JFR_97 and VLR_Shock in the top 5.
When the green flag dropped for the 30 lap A Main, it was Geisler jumping out to lead the field. BLS_18 quickly worked his way into second position, but VLR_Shock utilized soft tires to quickly move past 18 after starting fifth. The question now was if Shock's tires would hold up long enough to get him to the front and a win to end the streak.
By lap five Shock had moved into the top spot and immediately began stretching his lead. At one point the lead was over three seconds, and BLS_18 had worked his way to second. The Wisconsin driver was unable to gain much time before the end of the race and had to settle for his worst finish of the month (2nd), behind a determined VLR_Shock.
"That was awesome!" exclaimed the Tennessee driver following the race. "It feels like nobody has beat Wheel (BLS_18) in a year or two so I really wanted this one and actually got a little practice in to try to beat him. So this was a big win for me and I'm glad I picked the right tires for this one."
BLS_18 was impressed as well with VLR_Shocks 2.2 second win, but was wishing he had ten more laps. "I moved over for him early in the race thinking he was on soft tires and expecting to blow past him at the end of the race, but he held on a lot better than I thought. Ten more laps and it might have got interesting but who knows."
BLS_BW43 worked his way up to third after starting last, and he was followed by pole sitter Geisler, who rounded out the top five. Next week HTL is back in action in the state of Illinois as the tour visits Highland 2k12 for more short track action! Stay tuned for more details for VLR's new 10th anniversary series starting July 27th in a $200 to win race!