Barry Regains Points Lead With Second Win, Rafoss Takes First in iRacing Off-Road Doubleheader from Wild West
July 28th, 2022 by Chris Leone
It was all Team General Tire atop the box in Wednesday night’s iRacing Off-Road Championship Series action from Wild West Motorsports Park presented by CBR on Wednesday night, with Connor Barry and Jakob Rafoss splitting the two wins on offer. Barry’s second win of the season in the first race also enabled him to reclaim the points lead, and he now carries a seven-point advantage over Factory Simsport’s Keaton Swane with just two doubleheaders remaining in the season.
Fellow Team General Tire driver Cam Pedersen earned his third Vision Wheel Pole Award of the season to kick off the proceedings, while R8G Esports’ Quentin Dall’olmo would start first in the first race after the eight-truck invert and take the Big Green Egg Green Flag Award. Swane and Barry would make their way past Dall’olmo four laps into the 16-lap main before engaging in their own battle for P1. Then, on Lap 10, Swane would clip the inside barrier of Turn 2, doing a 360 and taking some additional contact but continuing and hanging onto sixth at race’s end. With Swane out of the picture, Barry built a lead of more than five seconds over the field, with Team ABR’s Alex Bergeron and Jim Beaver eSports’ Josh Edmundson completing the podium.
As was the case last time the series visited Wild West, Rafoss would start first for the second race after the invert; this time, though, he wouldn’t give it up, leading all 16 laps to claim his first win and second Big Green Egg Green Flag Award of the season. Swane would start third after the invert and get around Jim Beaver eSports’ Connor Parise for second after a lengthy battle, mitigating the points damage, but couldn’t find his way around Rafoss for the win. Barry would also fight his way onto the podium in third to keep the tight points battle in his favor.
Wednesday’s CBR Hard Charger Awards went to Nicholas Dachelet and Terry Miller, each of whom started 24th and finished 17th to earn their second Hard Charger wins of the season. In the All-Star action, both wins went to pro off-road racer Luke Knupp, who battled short course Pro Buggy racer Zachary Drapkin for the first win and Nitro Circus driver Trever Teal for the second. Traxion.GG streamer Ryan “RynoGT4” Burton and SCORE Trophy Truck driver Mikey Lawrence would complete the two podiums.
Top five finishers from iRacing Off-Road Championship Series Round 11 at Wild West Motorsports Park presented by CBR were as follows:
- #2 Connor Barry, 16 laps
- #112 Alex Bergeron, +5.393
- #58 Josh Edmundson, +6.026
- #48 Cam Pedersen, +6.569
- #18 Killian Dall’olmo, +8.766
Top five finishers from iRacing Off-Road Championship Series Round 12 at Wild West Motorsports Park presented by CBR were as follows:
- #13 Jakob Rafoss, 16 laps
- #21 Keaton Swane, +0.490
- #2 Connor Barry, +2.709
- #11 Connor Parise, +6.187
- #18 Killian Dall’olmo, +6.388
iRacing Off-Road Championship points through 12 of 16 rounds are as follows:
- Connor Barry, 540
- Keaton Swane, 533
- Josh Edmundson, 478
- Felix Roy, 457
- Killian Dall’olmo, 454
- Cam Pedersen, 425
- Alex Bergeron, 422
- Connor Parise, 416
- Christopher Plumley, 375
- Jakob Rafoss, 370
iRacing Off-Road Championship Series action continues Wednesday, August 3 with a return to Bark River International Raceway. Coverage begins at 8:30PM ET on iracing.com/live with a pair of All-Star races in the Pro 4, while the pro sim racers return to action in the Pro 4 at 9PM ET.