Week Six marks the halfway point in Season Four as the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (open setup) heads to arguably the most unique venue on the NASCAR circuit in Pocono Raceway. This very unique track which features three distinctly different turns each varying in banking from 14 degrees all the way down to six degrees in Turn Three which can produce some very exciting racing. 800-plus sim racers wanted their chance to claim victory in the week’s high Strength of Field, but as with most things, there can only be one number one.
NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship competitor Chad Coleman (Georgia) showed his fellow competitors in the 3316 SoF how to win and how to do it in dominating fashion. Coleman took the checkered flag first after leading 31 of the race’s 50 laps over Richard Beasley (Ohio) by 0.410 seconds. Alan and Kevin Jones (Carolina) had a brotherly connection in the top five as they finished in the third and fourth positions respectively while Logan Cathcart (Carolina) rounded out the top five 1.492 seconds behind Coleman.
With the victory in the week’s high SoF, Coleman added 207 championship points to his season total. Ryan Luza (Texas) finished off Week Six in the second position ten points behind (197). Second place finisher Beasley his week in the third position. Brian Ammerman (Illinois) earned one victory during the week which placed him in the fourth position overall with 190 points. Kenny Humpe (Ohio) ended a very successful week in the fifth position after scoring three wins in five starts.
Justin Brooks (Carolina) was on an island of his own in qualifying. Brooks’ time of 55.981 seconds positioned him as the only driver to be in the 55-second bracket out of 200 sim racers who attempted a qualifying attempt. Tom Moustakas (New York) led the 56-second bracket with a time of 56.165 seconds. NiPS competitor Matt Whitten (Virginias) ended the week with a time of 56.261 seconds to place him in the third postion. Gregory McDougal II (Carolina) and Mark Robert Gray (Australia/NZ) completed the top five.
With another successful week under his belt, Humpe maintains a 170 point lead over Phil Brown (Mid-South) in the season standings after six weeks of hard racing. Maxx Harris (Northwest) is just one point out of second, but unfortunately is 171 behind Humpe. Carl Taylor (Mid-South) holds down position four (-204) and filling out the top five is Keith Elliott (Western Canada) who is currently 214 points out of the lead.
Keep your eyes glued to inRacingNews as the online racers make a trip to Newton, Iowa for some short track racing at Iowa Speedway.