Season 2 of the 2012 Nascar iRacing.com Class B Series started the season by traveling to one of the most popular tracks on the iRacing service, Talladega Super Speedway. Sim racers looked to start their season on a high note in route to winning the season championship. 1525 drivers attempted at least one race during the first week of the season while 591 drivers attempted at least one qualifying session.
“I’ll have to say that was one of the best races I’ve been a part of on iRacing.” – Byron Daley
For season two, the high Strength of Field (SoF) races were moved to Friday nights. Week One’s SoF race had 28 drivers and a SoF of 5060. When it was all said and done, NiSWC driver Byron Daley (New York) came out on top after taking the lead for the final time with 4 laps to go. Daley had help from teammate Chad Coleman (Georgia), who finished second after pushing Daley to the win. Byron received 324 points for the win while Coleman received 312 points for finishing second. Lee Herron (Carolina) finished in the third position while Peter Bennett (Connecticut) finished in the fourth position. For their finishes, Herron netted 300 points while Bennett netted 288. Alex Ciambrone (Pennsylvania) rounded out the Top Five and received 276 points. The race had three cautions for 11 laps and 14 leaders for 38 lead changes.
Daley had this to say after the race, “I’ll have to say that was one of the best races I’ve been a part of on iRacing. The competition was stout and it made for an action packed race. I think the key that race was when I got tagged and about wrecked out of turn 4 that gave me the run laps later to make a 4 wide pass which put me out front for the end. Narrowly sliding in front of Chad Coleman sealed the win as everyone fought for position to the start finish line.”
After the first week of the season, Daley led the weekly and season standings with 324 points after his victory in the SoF race. Coleman was second in the standings with 312 points after his second place finish while Herron was third at the end of the week with 300 points. Defending NiSWC champion Ray Alfalla (Florida) finished the week in the fourth position after finishing sixth in the SoF race and winning his second race of the week. Alfalla finished the week with 281 points. Ciambrone rounded out the Top Five for the week after his fifth place finish in the SoF race. Ciambrone finished with 276 points.
At the end of the week Gary Czlapinski (New Jersey) sat on top of the qualifying charts. Czlapinski turned a 52.728 second lap. Adrian Duncan (Eastern Canada) was second on the charts with a 52.732 second lap while Helge Gravemeyer (DE-AT-CH) was third with a 52.736 second lap. Chris Jessee (Plains) finished the week fourth with a 52.737 second lap while James Howard (Mid-South) rounded out the Top Five with a 52.747 second lap around the 2.66 mile track.
Week one of the NiCBS saw high participation with high points. Week Two looks to be just as exciting as the series will travel to the track that is too tough to tame, Darlington Raceway. Racers will look to gain as many points as possible in route to possibly taking the crown from defending champion Phil Juhring (Atlantic). Who will make their names known at Darlington? Find out next week at InRacingNews!