Week Two saw the NiCBS travel to one of the most famous tracks in the world, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IMS is a 2.5 mile oval that is home to the Indianapolis 500, one of the most prestigious races in the world. 282 drivers ran at least one race while 216 drivers attempted at least one qualifying lap during the week.
“I had an awesome feel for the car and track this week” – Jon Adams
The weekly SoF race took place Friday at 8:30pm EST, which has become the norm for this seies. 25 drivers took to the track for the race, which had an SoF of 5282. Jon Adams (Georgia) started from the pole and dominated the race from start to end, leading 46 of the 60 laps and finishing over two seconds ahead of second. For his victory, Adams received 337 points.
“I had an awesome feel for the car and track this week, I have always loved Indy as it is similar to Pocono in some ways and I am usually pretty good at big flat tracks” said Adams after the race. “The guys back at Wheelmen Inc made one hell of a setup this week, so thanks to all of them.”
Jason Karlavige (Pennsylvania), who started 14th, finished in the second position after leading nine laps during the race. Karlavige received 322 points for his finish. Brandon Buie (Atlantic) finished the race in the third position while Alex Warren (Illinois) finished in the fourth position. Buie and Warren received 308 and 294 points respectively. Richard Dusett (New England) rounded out the Top Five after starting fourth. Dusett received 280 for his fifth place finish. The 60 lap race had four leaders, six lead changes and 4 cautions for 15 laps.
After the second week of the season, Adams still maintains the top spot. Adams added over 300 points during Week Two and brought his point total to 627 points. Buie sits in the second position with 564 points, 63 points out of the lead. Aleksi Elomaa (Finland) sits in the third position in the season standings with 494 points. Dusett is fourth in the standings while Chris Seymour (Western Canada) rounds out the Top Five. Dusett has 469 points after two weeks while Seymour has 401 points.
The fastest qualifying lap of the week belongs to Adams after he turned a 50.754 second lap around the 2.5 mile oval. Jarl Teien (Scandinavia) finished the week with the second fastest time, a 50.804 second lap. Jared Crawford (Michigan), who won the championship last season, turned the third fastest time of the week with a 50.819. Cody Byus (Pennsylvannia) was fourth with a 50.889 while Warren rounded out the Top Five with a 50.890 second lap.
After two weeks of the season, Jon Adams has proved that he is a contended for the championship this season. Week Three will see the NiCBS travel to Talladega Super Speedway, a track known for big points and big wrecks. Will Adams be able to leave Alabama with the points lead? Find out next week at InRacingNews!