April 25th, 2022 by Chris Leone
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Through the first six rounds of the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season on iRacing, no driver had managed to take two feature wins. On Saturday, Coanda Simsport’s Zac Campbell changed all that, taking the lead from former Apex Racing Team teammate Jamie Fluke with four laps to go and earning his second win of the season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
The win joined Campbell’s triumph at Interlagos in March, where he also got past a former teammate in Kevin Ellis Jr., and allowed the American to jump to fourth in series standings with just three races remaining. Cooper Webster and Ellis would complete the podium at Spa, with Fluke recovering to fourth in the final standings after Campbell’s pass attempt sent him off track.
In a callback to last year’s Spa feature, 2020 series champion Sebastian Job would take the lead from Alejandro Sanchez in the sprint race and score the win in the preliminary round, but neither would be a factor in the main event; Job would settle in for a 10th place result despite taking early damage, while Sanchez failed to finish after equipment issues. Points leader Diogo Pinto would maintain his advantage after finishes of fifth in the sprint and sixth in the feature, but his lead is down to 12 points over Ellis, 23 over Job, and 31 over Campbell with three rounds remaining, as Pinto remains in search of his first main event win.
In the All-Star action, eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series star Casey Kirwan completed the last-to-first challenge in the feature race after qualifying second and winning the sprint. Defending All-Stars champion Emily “Emree” Jones was second, while defending Spa All-Stars feature winner and IndyCar legend Tony Kanaan completed the podium. Tyson “Quirkitized” Meier continues to lead Jones in the season-long points, 239-206, after scoring a third place finish in the sprint race.
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature results from Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps were as follows:
|3||5||98||Kevin Ellis Jr||12||-0.863||0||2:17.896||60|
|6||4||44||Diogo C. Pinto||12||-1.803||0||2:17.850||51|
|27||6||47||Alejandro Sánchez||2||-10 L||0||26|
|28||30||90||Yohann Harth||1||-11 L||0||0|
|29||23||57||Dayne Warren||1||-11 L||0||0|
|30||18||21||Graham Carroll||0||-12 L||0||3|
|31||28||51||Josh Thompson||0||-12 L||0||0|
Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup points through seven rounds are as follows:
- Diogo Pinto, 371
- Kevin Ellis Jr., 359
- Sebastian Job, 348
- Zac Campbell, 340
- Charlie Collins, 268
- Jamie Fluke, 257
- Maximilian Benecke, 231
- Cooper Webster, 223
- Jeremy Bouteloup, 206
- Dayne Warren, 181
The 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season continues on May 7 at the legendary Nurburgring, where drivers will face the challenging Combined layout that merges the daunting Nordschleife with the GP-Strecke. Job won last year’s sprint race at the Ring, while Joshua Rogers claimed the feature win on the way to his second series title. As always, the action kicks off at 1:30PM ET with All-Star competition, before the Supercup goes green at 3PM ET, and all the action streams live at twitch.tv/iracing. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.