Week number four in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (fixed setup) sent the online racers to Rockingham, North Carolina in an attempt to take on the beast known as Rockingham Speedway. The Rock is one of the newest tracks to the iRacing.com service, so this was the first time sim-racers had seen a 100% accurate replication of the famous speedway.
Over 1,200 online racers attempted to conquer The Rock, but it was NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship competitor Jason Karlavige (Pennsylvania) who took the checkers first in the week’s highest Strength of Field online race. Karlavige won the race by a mere 0.312 seconds over two-time NiSWC champion Ray Alfalla (Florida). The NiSWC driver streak continued as Byron Daley (New York) finished in the third postion 0.392 seconds back. Tyler D Hudson (Mid-South), also a weekly competitor in the NiSWC, finished in the fourth position. Norwegian sim-racer and NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series driver Jarl Teien rounded out the top five in the 4565 SoF.
After a very successful week, Karlavige was kind enough to give his thoughts about racing the virtual Silverado around Rockingham Speedway: “Rockingham was fun, you had to wheel the truck to be quick. Keeping it on the bottom was tough with all the bumps, but the fastest way around the track. I thought the raigecing was good overall for how challenging it was. iRacing did a nice job with the track.”
“Rockingham was fun, you had to wheel the truck to be quick.” — Jason Karlav
By earning the victory, Karlavige earned the most championship points for the week, adding 287 to his season total. Kenny Humpe (Ohio) finished off the week in the second position, earning 274 points in one start on the week. JR Motorsports Late Model driver Josh Berry (Mid-South) ended Week Four by adding 272 valuable championship points. The fourth and fifth positions were held down by Alfalla and Daley respectively.
French sim-racer Simon Crochart was the fastest man around Rockingham Speedway during the week, turning a time of 23.091 seconds to take the top spot in weekly qualifying. Trey Jarrell (Virginias) finished in the second position, making his way around the track in 23.100 seconds. Humpe, who is always near the top of the qualifying chart, ended Week Four in the third position with a time of 23.138 seconds. Tony Godwin (Carolina) finished in the fourth position and completing the top five was Indiana native Brett Robinson.
After four weeks of racing, Berry still holds the season championship standings lead by 56 points over Daley. Jordan Hightower (Mid-South) sits in the third position 107 points back. Humpe currently occupies the fourth postion 147 points back, and rounding out the top five is NiPS competitor Adam Gilliland (Texas).
Stay glued to inRacingNews.com as the NiCCS (fixed setup) goes down south into Georgia for some great sim-racing on one of NASCAR’s fastest tracks, Atlanta Motor Speedway. Also, be sure to head on over to iRacing.com to be part of the action and you could win a Logitech G27 wheel and pedal set by claiming any of the Season Four divisional championships in the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (fixed setup) or by being chosen at random from iRacers running the Logitech logo in any series. Click here for complete details.