Darlington Raceway is considered by many to be the most difficult track on the NASCAR circuit which leaves some drivers running for cover while others embrace the challenge. Trying to tame “The Lady in Black” has been a challenge for NASCAR competitors since 1950. Names such as Petty, Pearson, Waltrip, and Earnhardt have all graced the famed track’s victory lane and now an up and coming NASCAR star along with a two time NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship champion each added their name to the list of winners at the famed raceway during Week Two of the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (fixed setup).
Ray Alfalla (Florida) took the checkered flag in his ProGeek Consulting Silverado under caution after leading 30 of the race’s 35 laps in the 4439 Strength of Field. Newly signed Kyle Busch Motorsports Nationwide Series competitor Parker Kligerman (Connecticut) finished in the second position after carefully maneuvering his way through the field after starting from the 14th position. Byron Daley (New York) had a tight battle with Kligerman at the end but ended up coming up on the short end of the stick as he was relegated to third. Richie Davidowitz (New York) dodged the race-ending carnage to bring home the David Technologies Silverado home in the fourth position while New Jersey native Harrison Widelitz rounded out the top five.
With his second place effort in the Strength of Field event, Kligerman earned the most championship points with 259. Alfalla finished in the second position with a total of 254 after competing in ten races during the week. Jim Caudill Jr (Mid-South) ended a successful week in the third position after scoring 250 points in his only race of the week. Tyler D Hudson (Mid-South) ended a busy week in the fourth position with 239 points after racing a total of 16 times and scoring 15 top five finishes in the process. Brandon M. Thrasher (Mid-South) also had a busy week, racing eight times and scoring seven top five finishes while earning 226 points.
Alfalla was the fastest driver in qualifying for the second week in a row as he laid down a fast time of 28.514 seconds. Also, for the second week in a row, Ryan Luza (Texas) has been the second place driver with a time of 28.536. Joey Brown (Texas) finished off the week in the third position with a final time of 28.569. Patrick Baldwin (Connecticut) ended Week Two in the fourth position followed by Marcus Lindsey (Indiana) in fifth.
After two weeks of racing, Daley holds a ten point lead over Alex Warren (Illinois). Alan J Elwood (Ohio) sits in the third position, 15 points behind. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Scott Speed (Carolina) sits in the fourth position just 18 points behind. Jason Jacoby (Georgia) rounds out the top five and is currently 23 points out of the top position.
Stay tuned to inRacingNews as Week Three will bring a set of new challenges to the table as the NiCCS (fixed setup) heads to Richmond International Raceway for some good ole short track racing in Virginia.