Robert Hall continued his impressive start to the season by posting the most points for Week 3. His 276 were good enough to share the top spot with Steve Sheehan, amongst a very talented group of drivers. Landon Harrison took a big step in the right direction to making pro, as he scored 275 big points to put him first amongst the non-NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship (NiSWC) competitors. Harrison very nearly made Pro during Season 1, and is putting himself a great position to be a contender once again.
The Landon Cassill Qualifying Challenge Champion, Kenny Humpe, made a rare appearance in the Class A Series at Chicagoland. Humpe could not manage a win in his two starts, but was fifth overall in the weeks points standings. Chicagoland is a good track for Humpe, as he won a 2010 Pro Series race in dominating fashion in the Windy City.
Jason Moschcau and Anthony Federico had a great win percentage with three wins in four starts to take top honors for wins on the week, while Greg Spears had three wins in five starts. Moschcau, Federico and Spears were also the top three in laps led, with Charles Cosper and Mitchell Hunt rounding out the top five.
New names are coming to the front as the cream begins to rise to the top now four weeks into the season. Federico, Moschau, Philipp Geiss and Matt Whitten have all put themselves in great position to make the Pro Series. A good start is always key to a good season, but finishing strong is vital if these drivers hope to have a chance to battle it out with the best sim racers on the planet on the next level.
Next week drivers will have to switch gears from a cookie cutter intermediate track, to perhaps the ultimate “Roval.” Long Pond, Pennsylvania’s Pocono Raceway will be the site of Week 5 on the schedule. When bumpy, relatively flat corners are combined with the longest straightaway in NASCAR, it is no easy task for anyone to grasp. With NiSWC heading to Pocono the following week, the big names are sure to be out in abundance, getting all the testing they can in preparation for the big show next Tuesday night at 9P.M. EST on iRacing.com.