Another female young gun in the RoseJam Racing stable is Nikki Summers, an urban racer out of Los Angeles. She's ready to have a blow up year, and is ready to make an attack toward wins and the championship!
Another bright, White car is next with rookie Alex Chapman! The latest development driver for Callahan looks like the hottest driver in the series. Is his first seat in a national league going to put him on the fast track straight to Division 1?
Perhaps the northernmost driver in the field is Abbottsford, BC, Canada's Anthony Winslow. One of the few veterans of the series has gone between the NAPARL series and has yet to see real success, but he's hung on well enough, and the young guns respect him as they learn their way around the e-stock circuit.
Get ready for a lot of cars this week, here's a double feature with two of the last veterans in the series!
Georgia's Darien Vice is another driver still trying to find footing, and looks set to be an E-Stock series lifer. Still having yet to break out and win races, the clock is ticking for him to have a great career, but even so, he loves just driving out there.
Perhaps the boldest driver in the field, and the best of the non-prospects is Bobby Bukowski. Having an aggressive reputation, a very bright paint scheme, and a lot of racing experience to his name, he's set to break out and run for the title in the series.
With these cars starting to grind out on my end, here's another double feature, two midpackers right next to each other in the power rankings!
The last rookie in the field, and the second best perhaps, is Canada's Tommy Seifert. Making his NAPARL debut after a very strong amateur career that some think was stretched a bit long, he looks like he can steal some good finishes in the #30 for Norm Leonard.
Time is quickly running out for Eli Golder to make an impact at the upper levels of NAPARL racing, but having an e-stock seat seems like a certainty thanks to his online popularity, and the loyalty shown to him by the relatively new BC-A Motorsports team. Can the South Carolina native have a breakout season and finally get a worthy call up at the next levels of the NAPARL ladder?
The second, older, and faster of the Pelayo sisters is Encarno Pelayo, driving for Franco this year. Having established herself as a hot prospect early, her hype has fizzled out as she enters her third year in e-stock, with a move up not seeming very likely. Is this the year the hype returns, especially with her big name sponsor in a contract year?
The most experienced driver in the series is 33 year old Antonio Blake. Having originally been a hot prospect who ran well in upper series but soon fell off, he's now barely hanging on at the bottom of the NAPARL ladder. Will the Colorado native have a chance to rebound in his popular Amtrak scheme?
Johnny House is back for another season in the E-Stock series, rounding out the Dover Racing Team double. There's not much to say about the somewhat quiet Washington native, is it time for him to finally contend for some wins?
Quebec's Melville Leclerc is one of a handful of females that are contending for the championship this season. Having already come close to the championship at Bob Benson Motorsports for multiple years in a row, she's looking to finally seal the deal! Will she finally bring home the big trophy, and could it give her a championship opportunity further the ladder?
The last Canadian driver is sophomore Adam Chruch, hailing from London, Ontario. The second Laguna Speed driver is hoping to use his new team resources to really break out, despite being a spec series.
Just two e-stock series drivers remain, then the carset release shortly after! You'll meet two of the top drivers last, then onto the third NAPARL series.
One of the title favorites, and one of the two female rising stars in the series, is RoseJam Racing driver Suzy Wolff. The Washington State native is just 23 and was very much in reach of the title this year, and already seems to be getting plenty of offers up the ladder for next year. Can she seal a promotion with more wins and a title this season?
The final E-Stock car is here, and it's another contender out of AC Racing! Naomi Knight is the other female star, who also has a very strong chance at moving up the ranks. The Indiana native is out in the championship hunt!
I'm going to have some promo shots later today with release info, which could be as soon as tomorrow evening! Thanks for all the support, then it's on to the next series, which you're not gonna believe.
Introducing the NAPARL vitaminwater Stock Truck Racing Series!
NAPARL's Truck Series is adjacent to the Tesla E-Stock series as the other Tier-Three series on the continental NAPARL circuit. The Truck Series has a diverse schedule that honors both national NAPARL favorites and a few small town, grassroots icons. The carset will be using the CWS15 mod and a selection of templates on The Mod Squad. These are the Nissan Titan and Chevrolet Colorado, as well as the RAM 1500, with RAM being a truck series only program for independent teams or teams in multiple series without manufacturer support. The series also features a truly freestyle, extreme style to its trucks, with quarter panel numbers and the allowance of triple digit numbers for something truly one of a kind in the NAPARL universe.
Let's meet the first three drivers!
Disclaimer: I've had problems importing the CWS15 models onto Blender with the Cycles engine the render scene uses. This causes the rear window to be clipped, making the driver namerail unreadable, but it is consistent with the other series. If anyone has any suggestions for fixes, let me know!
The most notable prospect in the series right now is last year's title runner up, 24 year old Paul Murphy. The head of the AART Team, with 4 trucks in the series, looks poised to move up the ladder if he can get another top season together. In order to do that, however, he must chase the crown. It's title or bust this season!
The first of two female rookies drawing lots of eyes, Alberta's Maddie Chesnay enters the year in a single truck BC-A Motorsports program. She looks to break out, even if her fellow rookie rival looks to outmatch her based on early numbers. Can she surprise and become a rookie sensation?
Finally, our first triple digit truck! Rounding out the three continental nations with Mexico, Luke Osorio is sporting a very bold truck brought on by Goodyear. One half of the pair of Mexican drivers for Valenzuela, can he put the #143 in victory lane this year?
As always, after this I'll be posting first looks on my Twitter, @jetman_999! Stay tuned for more trucks, we got plenty to go.
North Carolina's Ryan Crown is next up, and the first RAM to be released from the NAPARL out of the independent TRT Racing Team! While the team is underfunded, Crown is an up and comer looking to surprise and excite with his bold Milwaukee Tools paint job!
Another one of the underdogs in the series, in the single truck of O'Leary Motorsports, is Russel Gaspar. In the #500 Stadium Network RAM, he's looking to put his name on the map since no one's discussing him in the leadup to the season.
Let's finish out a trifecta from the back of the field with the lowest rated driver of the series, but possibly the slickest paint scheme: Ivan Horn. The Georgia native, and a rookie out of Nissan's development program, he was a bit of a controversial choice for James Nickel Racing's trucks. Could he surprise and prove that Nissan saw something in him?
Quebec City's Matthieu Leroux is the next truck up to bat, driving for his hometown Labrie Autosport team. As a single truck team, they've taken on a fast emerging sponsor in Coinbase. Will this unique sponsor and paint scheme help the team grow? Or will they be as up and down as Bitcoin's value?