When it comes to NASCAR racing, there isn’t a track on the circuit more unique than Pocono Raceway. Its nickname of The Tricky Triangle suits the raceway perfectly. The 2.5-mile track features three turns all varying in length, banking, and difficulty, making this truly a one-of-a-kind racing venue. Although this is one of the more difficult tracks within the iRacing.com service, it did not scare away potential winners as close to 1,400 sim racers vied for that all important Strength of Field win in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (fixed setup) during Week Six.
A name that is no stranger to victory lane in online racing once again visited that all too familiar place in this week’s 4655 high Strength of Field. Two-time NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship champion Ray Alfalla (Florida) made a last lap pass on pole sitter Ryan Luza (Texas) to take the checkered flag first by a margin of 0.235 seconds. Fellow NiSWC competitor Kevin King (California) finished third after starting from the eighth position. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing development driver Kyle Larson (California) finished in the fourth position after coming from shotgun on the field (19th). NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series driver Dylan Duval (Eastern Canada) rounded-out the top five after starting from the second position and leading eight laps.
With the victory in the week’s high SoF, Alfalla earned 293 valuable championship points as he seeks to win the Season Four championship. Current championship point leader Daley earned 267 points for his second place run. Former NiSWC race winner Kevin King (California) finished off the week in the third position by earning 260 points. Ryan Luza (Texas) ended a successful week in the fourth position while Duval completed the top five.
Simon Crochart (France) laid down an amazing lap to put himself atop the qualifying chart for the week. His time of 56.371 seconds was good enough by one-hundredth of a second over second place qualifier Luza. Duval finished in the third position, but was over a tenth of a second off of Crochart’s time. Ken H O’Keefe (Eastern Canada) and Adam Gilliland (Texas) filled the remaining spots in the top five.
After six successful weeks of online racing, Daley currently leads NiPS competitor/JR Motorsports Late Model driver Josh Berry (Mid-South) by 93 points. Hightower sits in the third position, 181 points out of the lead. Gilliland holds down the fourth spot, but is currently 235 points behind Daley. New York native Tom Moustakas remains in the fifth position, 304 points out of the lead.
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