Once again the high banks and high speeds of Michigan International Speedway provided some of the closest online racing of the season in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class A Series. Speeds topped the 200mph mark as drivers sailed-off into the eighteen degree banking in the turns. Utilizing the high side of the track gave drivers a head of steam down the straightaways, and made passing very difficult.
NASCAR iRacing World Championship driver Brad Davies once again led the way for the week, scoring a huge 335 points. Davies dominated the 5357 SoF, leading 38 laps en route to the 6.414 second victory over Kevin King. Fellow NiSWC competitors Josh Berry and Patrick Fogel came home third and fourth, while the top Class A driver on the week, Nick Ottinger, put in a solid fifth place effort.
Alex Warren was once again near the top of the charts for Week Three, and now finds himself leading the way in the overall points standings. Only eight points behind Warren is defending Street Stock champion Nick Ottinger. Former pro Nicholas Morse scored an impressive 263 points in his only start, starting twenty second, Morse had a stellar drive to finish sixth.
Kenneth O’Keefe scored the most wins on the week, finding victory lane five times in his ten starts. The always tough Thomas Lewandowski also batted .500 at Michigan, winning four of his eight starts. Eddie A. Smith, Pedro Mojica, Patrick Baldwin and Carson McClelland all scored three wins on the week. Sean Johnson just could not get enough of the two mile oval, as he started a whopping eighteen races in a one week span. Alex Kan raced fourteen times, while Gabriel Solis and Joe Holt each took the green flag thirteen times.
Next week the NiCLAS competitors will attempt to tackle the short track and high banks of “Thunder Valley.” If Bristol alone isn’t enough to bring out the animal in everyone, it will be under the lights, where tempers always seem to flare. With the new resurfacing, the high line is the lane of choice, which will make the racing intense and aggravating for the drivers. Be sure to get your ticket to week Four, at Bristol Motor Speedway.