Two dozen iRacers shared the glory of winning Saturday’s inaugural Indy 500, aka Round Six of the World Tour of iRacing. The 24 sim racers completed 4800 virtual laps of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s venerable 2.5 mile oval, for a total of 12,000 virtual miles.

More than 750 iRacers competed in the event, which was segmented into one online race for Oval Rookie and D License holders and another for C Licenses and higher.  The Oval Rookie/D races attracted 246 iRacers, producing eight splits, while 513 iRacers entered the C and higher races, resulting in 16 splits of 32 and 33 sim racers.

More than 750 iRacers took a shot at winning the virtual Indy 500

More than 750 iRacers took a shot at winning the virtual Indy 500

Oval Rookie/D winners included Peter Burke (Midwest), Kyle Carlson (Illinois), Frank Herfjord (Scandinavia), Dan Gradinaru (International), James Becker (Illinois), Brian Spotts (Florida), Mark Truxal (Indiana) and Dave Pugh (West).  Rob Kodey (Virginias), Kevin Debusk (Mid-South), James Hunter (Massachusetts), Bryan Goddard (California), Daniel Engstrom (Scandinavia), Frank Dupuy (France), Dmitiry Guller (New Jersey) and Joe Duncan (Australia) finished second  Third place finishers were Daniel Franzke2 (DE-AT-CH), Alex Koster (Benelux), Michael Moose (New York), Duane Ockenfels (Midwest), Matt Blager (Illinois), Laurent Gouviez (France), Tim Robson (Australia) and Brent Huffman (Indiana).

Pugh led the most laps of any competitor (151) while Franzke2 set the fastest lap of the Oval Rookie/D racers at 40.161s.  Gradinaru edged Goddard for the closest margin of victory (1.373s) while Carlson won by 67 laps (!) over Debusk.

Not everyone completed the full Indy 500.

Not everyone completed the full Indy 500.

Justin Dalsant (Florida), Eugene Mozgunov (International), Jason Hurst (Midwest), Matteo Bortolotti (Italy), Henrik Muller (DE-AT-CH), Ray Zercut (West), Don Parrish (Florida), Peter Chamberlain (England), Steve Wright (Carolina), Brad Eisenberg (California), Gord Jeannotte (Eastern Canada), Bertram Redmeijer (Benelux), Ryan Cowley (West), David Mutton (Australia), Michael Beiswenger (Mid-South) and Sergey Zakharov (International) emerged victories from the 16 C and higher splits.  Second places went to Tim Doyle (Atlantic), Patrick Veillette (Eastern Canada), Corey Harrelson (Carolina), Mike Kelley (Plains), Terence Riddle (Michigan), Craig Vitter (Virginias), Juergen Voss (DE-AT-CH), Tim Hamilton (New Jersey), Charles Buscher (California), Janez Cimerman (International), Christopher Bull (England), Stephen Berry (Plains), Roger Espinosa (Florida), Michael Nylen (Australia),  Joe Stalans (Mid-South) and Maurice Smith (New York). 

Ray Alfalla (Florida) and Martin Blais (Eastern Canada) took home third place finishes from their splits, as did Riccardo Casiragh (Italy), Rene Venderbosch (Benelux), Adam Miles (England), Chris McGowen (Northwest), Mrs. S P Ledger (England), Ryan Terpstra (Michigan), Scott Bennett (Indiana), Matthew Myers (Ohio), Robert Childress II (Northwest), Vic Greenwood (Eastern Canada), Charles Sanchez (Texas), Takeshi Shibuki (International), Gary Holbrook (New England), Chris Hofmann (Carolina).

Justin Dalsant won his split and set the fastest lap of the day.

Justin Dalsant won his split and set the fastest lap of the day.

Hurst led the most laps of any competitor (137) while Dalsant set the fastest lap at 39.631s.  Parrish pipped Voss by just .038s for the smallest margin of victory.  In contrast, Jeannotte came home 14 laps (!) clear of Bull.

The next round of the World Tour of is set for June 19 with the Road America 200 featuring Chevy Impala SS Bs.

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Errm….i’m not from Massachusetts, i’m from England.

Peter Chamberlain
May 30th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

Congratulations to all the winners and podium finishers. Does anybody know how many racers were running at the end of the 24 splits? 759 started, but how many stuck with it through the finish?

Bill LaChappelle
May 30th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Impala SS Class B’s at Road America… I don’t get it?

Charles Sanchez
May 31st, 2010 at 12:55 am

hi guys
is there a reply of the indy race, i missed it.

May 31st, 2010 at 4:10 am

On the Members page you have my name as Dave Parrish, please correct this.

Don Parrish
May 31st, 2010 at 11:04 am

> Impala SS Class B’s at Road America… I don’t get it?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 21, 2009) – NASCAR announced today that it will continue its 17-year streak of racing on a national-series level in Wisconsin with the addition of the historic Road America course to its 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule.

Tony Rickard
May 31st, 2010 at 11:08 am

Can’t wait to get back into the car. Looking forward to the next year and to defend the title. 😉 Great race! Thanks to everybody who drove in this event.

Henrik Müller
May 31st, 2010 at 11:59 am

i cant believe i came from a lap down and dead last on lap 10 from a restart black flag to win this thing and a0inc , im over the moon 😀

Thanks IRacing, great event! cant wait for more of the world tour events!

Dave M
May 31st, 2010 at 2:14 pm

hey Gratz Dave Pugh
I finished 4th in that race =)

Evgeny Garanin
May 31st, 2010 at 4:32 pm

We had 10 drivers finish on the lead lap with 2 green flag pit stops.

Dennis Dalla
June 1st, 2010 at 1:27 am

Hi, saw Don is asking to change his name on the members page… so I have the same problem, I have Erkan KIRCA there, but I’m Michal Saidl. Sent a mail already on Thursday last week.

Michal Saidl
June 1st, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Man, i would have won my race at half way i was leading and my steering wheel comes unpluged and i wreck out >.< Congrats to Steve Wright on the win in that and thanks to all that entered this amazing event

Tyler King
June 3rd, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Man i shoulda won my race but at halfway i was leading and my wheel comes unpluged >.< Congrats to Steve Wright on the win in that race and thank you for everyone who entered the event.

Tyler King
June 3rd, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Hey I won the Indy 500 ….

Gary Holbrook
May 26th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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