Saturday night at Miami-Homestead Speedway produced a dual shootout in the iRacing Oval Pro Series with Brad Davies and Josh Parker taking victories in their respective splits.
Saturday night at Miami-Homestead Speedway produced another two splits in the iRacing Pro Series Oval. In the first split it was Brad Davies taking his record 10th victory of the season. Davies started second but took the lead early in the race and led 49 laps en-route to Victory Number Ten, the most by any iPSO driver and his 16th top-five in only 19 starts, another impressive stat. Davies has an average finish of fourth and averages an outstanding 292.41 points per week. With his victory, he earned 303 points, increased his iRating by 45 points and continues to lead the championship by an impressive 290 points.
The always-fast John Gorlinsky started the race in the third position and led for a total of 10 laps before coming home second. Gorlinsky earned 287 points for his efforts and increased his iRating by 57 points. It was his seventh top-5 in only 16 starts and leaves him twenty-seventh in the point standings with only 10 of the 12 weeks run. Gorlinsky averages 225.60 points per race and would sit 14th in the championship with 2707 points had he run all races this year.
Coming in third was the Eastern Canadian Connor Mackenzie, who started from pole and led 44 laps in a strong performance. He ran in the top five all race and was running in second before the final caution. Although he lost one position at the end, Mackenzie continued his string of strong finishes and increased his iRating by 39 points in the process. Mackenzie earned 272 points for his podium finish and currently sits 12th in the point standings.
Coming in fourth was Nicholas Morse who started 10th and rounding out the top five was Kevin King, who made his first start of the year and came from the 16th starting position.
The second split was a caution-free event that found the dominating Josh Parker grabbing his ninth win of the season. Parker started in the fifth position and had the car to beat on long runs as he led 30 laps and earned a big 303 points towards the championship. Parker, who has 17 top-fives in 23 starts and three poles this season, gained 70 points towards his iRating and continues to be a threat for the title as he sits third in the point standings.
Coming home in second place was the always fast Ray Alfalla. Alfalla gave Parker a run for his money by finishing only six tenths behind him in a caution free race. Alfalla started on the pole and led 43 laps but just couldn’t hang on at the end or find a way to pass Parker back. Alfalla earned 287 points for his second place finish and increased his iRating 37 points in the process.
Part-time driver, Jim Caudill Jr. started in second position and ran a steady race to round-out the podium finishers. Caudill Jr. led just one lap during the race but earned 272 points for his third place finish and increased his iRating by 73 points. Caudill Jr. has only run eight of the 12 weeks this season but has five top-fives along with two poles. He averages an impressive 210.12 points per race and would have 2521 points if he had competed in all the events this year, a total that would place Caudill Jr. twenty-first overall in the championship.
Coming in fourth was Wednesday night winner Derek Wood, who started in the ninth position and led nine laps. Fifth was Richard Towler. Towler led 27 laps on the evening, had the fastest lap, and did this all from the seventh starting position. Towler currently sits nineteenth in the point standings.
There is just one more scheduled race this week at Miami-Homestead and then the series moves on to Lowes Motor Speedway.