The 2017 CJ Wilson Racing 570 Challenge Powered by McLaren Scottsdale got underway last week with Round One of the ten race series taking place at Daytona International Speedway.  

299 drivers entered the series and 141 of those registered to qualify for the opening event at Daytona International Speedway. Qualifying took place in three separate sessions from July 3rd to July 7th, with the opening pair of races being held on Tuesday, July 11th.


Tyler Stomski (Car Lightning) dominated the evening's proceedings winning both sprint races with relative ease. The ten lap sprint format added some extra pressure as the competitors tried to quickly establish their positions at the green flag. "All I knew is that after the first three corners, if I could make it out alive, I could take the win," Stomski explained. He felt some pressure from his long time rival, David Hoch (Car Harmonic). "If [Harmonic] got near me during the race he would have given me a run for my money." Stomski's pre-event testing proved to make the difference as he felt the car was as good as he could make it. "The tune really paid off here, I'm not going to lie, I really nailed it." 

Despite's Stomski's dominance of the first event, there was plenty of hard but fair racing for the minor places. 

The competitors have had a few days to prepare for Round 2 at the daunting Sebring International Raceway before qualifying gets underway later today with a second session on July 21st.  The event itself will be held on July 25th. 

For more details on the 570 Challenge Powered by Mclaren Scottsdale please check out The Online Racing Association site at

Declan Brennan