2015 Racing Action

AUGUST 2015 - Racing action (just like the weather lately) is heating up! Ryan is headed for familiar territory this fall with kart racing at Dallas Karting Complex (DKC) and other sprint tracks in the Texas area. However, sitting aboard the latest SodiKart DD2 machine, he'll be learning to turn right as well as left! Some of the best names in motorsports rely on karting to hone their skills, build endurance and improve their reaction times. These karts have high horsepower and high speeds and offer some of the most competitive racing around. They are driven all over the world and are staples of NASCAR drivers trying to stay at the top of their game!

Stay tuned in to BlankHood.com to see new karting updates, pics, and some up close and personal video!

Click here or the image above to see some kart testing in action at 201 Go-Kart Speedway in New Boston, TX.

2014: Texas Motor Speedway Race Recap

FT. WORTH, Texas (November 2, 2014) - It was a dramatic end under the lights on Halloween at Texas Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar World Casino 350 with the caution and checkers waving in a green-white- checkered finish. Ryan Lynch brought the IDLifeRacing.com/BlankHood.com Chevrolet to a 22nd place finish, capping off his most successful NASCAR weekend to date.

Lynch went out Friday afternoon in the first round of knockout qualifying and recorded a lap of 30.944 seconds with an average speed of 174.509 mph around the 1.5 mile oval. The lap was just shy of sending him to the next round of qualifying, but good enough to earn him the 26th starting position. Lynch took the green flag under the lights Friday night with hopes of recording his best finish to date in the truck series. Lynch wheeled a tight race truck until lap 23 when the first caution came out. He brought the 07 in for new tires and a track bar adjustment. While battling for position on lap 57, Lynch grazed the wall and, being cautious, brought the truck in under green to bolt on four new tires and pull out the fender. He quickly got back out on the track, but was two laps down. As the night continued the team kept making adjustments to improve the truck's handling and his lap times rivaled trucks in the top 20. The race was red flagged after Darrel Wallace Jr. blew an engine, leaving oil halfway around the track on lap 107. Once the race resumed, Lynch continued to improve on lap times and eventually brought the 07 IDLifeRacing.com/BlankHood.com Chevy home in the 22nd position, the best of his career.

Texas Motor Speedway : Pre-Race

NEW BOSTON, TX - (October 27, 2014) A year after achieving the pinnacle start of his career at Texas Motor Speedway, Ryan Lynch will find himself back in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver seat at the storied speedway once again, this time piloting the No. 07 IDLifeRacing.com/BlankHood.com Chevrolet for SS Green Light Racing.

"I'm so excited that I have the opportunity to race at my home track again," says Lynch. "To know that I get to go back to Texas at all is just amazing, but I feel like this year is an opportunity for me to really prove I can race at this level. I'm confident that Bobby Dotter and his crew have put together a great truck for me, and I cannot thank him and my long time Super Truck crew chief JR Wiest enough for putting this deal together for me." Lynch looks not only to top his career best finish (24th at Kentucky in 2013) but also hopes to take advantage of last year's experience. "This will be the first opportunity I've had to go back to a track in the NASCAR series. This time I know the techniques and feel of the track that I had to spend an entire race learning last year. This time I can go all in from the drop of the green - and that is a great feeling."

2014 Nashville Fairgrounds

NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Throughout the 2014 season the BlankHood.com Super Truck has been in action under the lights at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The Limited Late Model division where the Super Trucks compete has once again raised the bar on the level of competition, gaining more competitors this year than several of the past seasons and running some of the fastest lap times seen in this class. Ryan Lynch, driving the number 13 Chevy Silverado, has also amped up his game.

"The 2014 season has really been about testing limits and trying new things with the truck," says Lynch. "Lately the guys in this division have been making huge leaps in finding more speed. We've been changing the setup at every opportunity in hopes of finding that extra tenth that seems to make all the difference." This statement is all the more made apparent by simply taking a look at the points battle, where several competitors are neck and neck going into the final events of the season."I've also had to try new things from behind the wheel," commented Lynch, "learning from the veterans of this series really helps me to improve more quickly." Indeed, every visit to the 5/8 mile oval seems to help the BlankHood.com team pick up speed, breaking into times run by the Pro Late Model division, which generally have much high horsepower. "This class has gotten amazingly fast for the rules package we have. It truly does get tougher each race because you just have to constantly push the truck to the limits every lap."

Texas Motor Speedway Race Recap

FT. WORTH, Texas (November 5, 2013)- Seeing the checkered flag wave under the lights at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) Friday night at the conclusion of the Winstar World Casino350K signified more to NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver, Ryan Lynch, than just the end of the 147 lap event. The final lap marked a 25th place finish and the completion of a lifelong goal for Lynch, to race at his home track in one of NASCAR's top 3 series.

After qualifying his No. 39 Blankhood.com/East Texas Food Bank Chevrolet Silverado 29th earlier in the day, Lynch started the race from inside row 15 just behind fellow Texan, David Starr. Shortly after the green flag, Lynch and the team took advantage of the first caution of the race and came in for a splash of fuel on lap 26. By lap 55, Lynch improved his position to 28th and continued to work on finding the fastest way around the 1.5 mile tri-oval. The second caution of the night came on lap 60 after an incident in turn 2 between No. 77 and No. 99. Lynch was pleased with the call made by truck series veteran, Rick Crawford, and the RSS Racing team to bring the truck in for 4 new tires and fuel. Lynch then made his way to the 27th position by lap 75 but came on the radio saying the truck was tight on exit of the turn and could use an adjustment. Not long after his request, the third and final caution of the night came on lap 100 to clean up oil left on the track from the No. 51. During the caution, the final pit stop included 4 tires, fuel, and a track bar adjustment for Lynch. In the last 40 laps, Lynch was able to maneuver through traffic and gain two more spots to bring his No. 39 truck home in the 25th position.