With the restrictor plates gone, the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series headed east to “The Lady in Black,” aka Darlington Raceway in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina for the second week of the season. Darlington is known for its tight racing and tight corners. It’s not often that a driver walks away from a race at Darlington without a scratch on his car. This old racetrack will reach out and give even the best sim racers a “Darlington Stripe.”
With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Darlington generally has the lowest turn-out of the season. Rather than risk a loss of Safety Rating, many drivers opt to sit the week out. While a majority of drivers were sitting on the sidelines, 164 sim-racers took to the 1.366 mile egg- shaped oval for a start on the storied track.
None took to the Lady in Black better than Brandon Hauck, who left Darlington with the most points for the week. Hauck took home 301 championship points following his win in the Strength of Field event. Anthony Kernich collected 288 points for the week, to put him in second behind Hauck, while inRacingNews’ own Tom Moustakas was third followed by Lee Herron and Alex Scribner.
Jake Forster claimed the overall pole for the week at Darlington with a blistering 28.084 second lap time, edging Brian Day for the fastest time of the week. Randy Hockaday was third followed by Hauck and Dennis Hirschka in fifth.
Matthew Cole made seven starts to lead the series, winning three to lead in that important category as well.
Heading to Richmond International Raceway for the third round out the season, however, Kernich leads the most important category of all: the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series points race. Hockaday falls to second while Jeffery Parker moves to third. Scribner sits fourth and Moustakas rounds out the top five just two weeks into the season.
The NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series heads to the first short track of the season next week. inRacingNews.com will have you covered with all the action from “The Action Track.”