Season 6 Preview Part 1
1/10/2022, Author: Shaun Pechin
It has seemed like an eternity, but Great Lakes Sim Racing is proud to present the Black Horizon Truck Series for a 6th season. Just before the holidays, we witnessed a fantastic season finale that saw the #54 of Zach Ahmann edge the #21 of Shaun Pechin by half of a second to become the first driver in series history to have multiple series championships. While many of the faces and teams have stayed the same this season, a lot has changed! Season 6 will introduce new drivers, new teams, and a schedule overhaul that will certainly please the die-hard NASCAR fans.
Season 5 was a radically different schedule that introduced the first ever overseas races in Japan, while also being the first season where a superspeedway did not host a round of the championship. It was billed as a Frankenstein of intrigue and skill that provided some absolutely amazing races. Whether it was the standards like Michigan or Indianapolis, or what has been hailed as the best road race so far in the series at Road America, there was something for everyone and the action rarely disappointed.
That being said, we will return to a somewhat more traditional schedule for season 6 and that has a lot of folks relieved and excited! Here is what's on tap for the next 14 weeks:
- ClashingSabers.net Dega Dash--Talladega Superspeedway
- CLT Fan Creations 180--Atlanta Motor Speedway
- Memorial Race--Rockingham Speedway
- Captain eSports Network Celiac Awareness 100--Bristol Motor Speedway
- RedSimDesign Grand Prix--Charlotte Roval
- Dirt Derby at Eldora--Eldora Speedway
- Tommy Hundley State Farm 180Homestead-Miami Speedway
- SAC Diecast 180--Phoenix Raceway
- Just Here For The GLSR 150--Dover Motor Speedway
- PreHistoric Forest 200 by UNIXN.com--Michigan International Speedway -----PLAYOFFS-----
- WhoBats Throwback 180--North Wilkesboro Speedway
- Sith Talk Grand Prix--Watkins Glen International
- JWM Decks and Patios 200--Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Black Horizon Brewing Company 250--Chicagoland Speedway
As you can see, it is very traditional with a little bit of old school flavor sprinkled throughout. The playoffs remain their structure of a shorttrack, a road course, Indy, and Chicagoland taking up the season finale for the 3rd season in a row.
We asked a series owner/driver Travis Iacovacci his opinion on the schedule and how he thinks it will lend itself to the racing the series is accustomed to putting on and he had this to say:
"I'm super excited for the upcoming schedule. It's always a struggle to keep everyone happy but I think this particular schedule appeals a bit to everyone's taste. (Except maybe for Sammy B.) Super excited for the racing, went out of our way to make sure that there was multi-lane racing available at every track. Should be some great battles all season, and am looking forward to watching rivalries develop."
Season 4 series champion, Blaine Sparling had this to say:
"I am excited we have a super diverse set of tracks including 4 unique tracks in the playoffs that will give us a well rounded champion."
TIX driver Brandon Alphin:
"I'm really looking forward to the racing this season. We open the season with a plate race, then have a great mix of short tracks, speedways, road courses, and also the dirt race at Eldora which is a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the schedule we have this year as it should make for a lot of exciting racing."
Join us tomorrow as we return for part 2 of the season preview to look at some new teams that will be competing for the Team Championship in hopes of usurping PPM in season 6!Back To News >>