Week Eight saw the iRacing.com IZOD IndyCar Oval Series (fixed setup) burning rubber at one of the flattest tracks on the circuit – The Milwaukee Mile. The iconic track provided awesome racing as 331 of iRacing.com’s best sim-racers battled for wins and precious points as the championship battle carries on.
The 2872 Strength of Field race saw 18 cars in the field. The event went green from start to finish, enabling the leaders to put four cars a lap down while others barely stayed on the lead lap. On the race start Brandon Trost (PA) was strong and led the top three drivers to a gap over fourth placed Ray Kingsbury (NE).
As the race settled-in the pace picked-up – and so did the intensity. Tim Doyle (Atlantic) got past Dave Judson (Ohio) for second position and set out after Trost. Judson, however, had other plans. He went three wide with Doyle and Trost to grab the lead and immediately set about gapping his pursuers. Although Trost found a way past Doyle, he was unable to catch Judson. Kingsbury held onto fourth while Andreas Stratmann (DE-AT-CH) finished fifth after passing Niall McBride (UK&I) whose IndyCar Dallara sported a damaged rear wing, courtesy of a shunt by Pedro Mega (Brazil).
The championship standings are still very lively as Judson leads by just under 300 points over Velociraptor Racing’s Matt Lambertson (PA) and Adam Dock (Texas), with Last Lap Motorsports’s McBride hot on Dock’s trail less than 60 out and Matt Cooke (Canada) P5. Michael Armstrong2 (Indiana) is sixth and is followed by Stratmann, Danny Roberts (Mid-South) and Anthony Byrnes (UK&I). While Trost rounds out the top ten,Last Lap Motorsports’s Kingsbury (NE) and Ron Meier Jr (Midwest) are well within striking distance of the Velociraptor driver.
The ninth week of the series promises to dramatically impact the point standings as the competitors meet the challenges of Twin Ring Motegi, surely one of the finest circuits to ever host an IndyCar race. Once a driver has figured out how to race at the egg-shaped circuit there is no sweeter feeling than watching your rival under-steer wide in the final two corners as you blitz by on the bottom for the pass.