by Jameson Spies on May 17th, 2012
As to be expected, the yellow flag was out early and often in the majority of races and drivers struggled to find any grip or room to race. Even the best setup slips and slides all over the place, which is why experience always plays a huge part in deciding races at Darlington, and that proved true once again.
As is the norm on the more difficult tracks, participation numbers took a dip this week, but that did not stop some drivers from racing as often as they could. Gabriel Solis of Texas took the green flag fifteen times on the week, despite the high numbers of starts, the track “Too Tough to Tame” proved to be just that for Solis, and many other drivers, as he went without a win on the week. Only thirty of the 420 drivers daring to take part in the weeks festivities were able to take home a trophy, with the most wins going to.. surprise surprise.. Ray Alfalla.
Next week iRacing.com will throw another curve ball at drivers and setup gurus alike as the series makes its first ever trip to the newly released Twin Ring Motegi. It will be 110 laps around the oval similar in shape to Darlington, but with extremely different handling characteristics. It will be a level playing field for everyone at the newly released track, so it will be interesting to see who takes a liking to the new stopping grounds for the NiCAS. As always be sure to check back here at inRacingNews next week for a full report of all the racing action.