With the Lady in Black, Darlington Raceway in the rear view mirror, NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series teams headed north to Richmond International Raceway in Virginia for the first short track of the season. 121 sim-racers would take to the 0.725 mile track just outside of the capital city for a race during the third week of the season.
Brandon Hauck came away with the victory in the Strength of Field race, collecting 304 points for the week. Brian Day was second with 286 points followed by Joe Slama, Brandon Buie2 and Anthony Kenrich the top five.
Following Richmond, Anthony Kernich sits atop the overall points for the season with 788 points while Buie2 moves to second. With his victory at Richmond, Brandon Hauck moves to third, 183 points out of the lead. Alex Scribner is fourth with Brian Day rounding out the top five.
With the small turn-out for Richmond, five guys tied for most starts for the week with three, while 13 drivers visited victory lane. Michael Schneider2 earned the most top five finishes (three) and Jonathon Bartee led 136 laps in his two starts to lead the series in that category for the week.
The Richmond results leave Kernich as the Division 1 points leader with Loren Personett atop the points standings in Division 2. Donovan Johnson is top dog in Division 3 while Division 4 has Paul Hickey on top of the standings with Mike Otto leading Division 5. Jeff Ricker is the leader in Division 6. Keith White, Travis Smith, Jason Stout and Mike Burnell round-out the rest of the divisions as the Class B headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Week Four in the series’ first encounter of the season with a mile and half oval.
Following the short track action at Richmond, drivers and teams where looking forward to the high speeds at one of the fastest tracks on the schedule. Buie2 topped the overall points for the week following his victory in the Strength of Field race. Buie2 collected 186 points for his win to lead the 346 sim-racers who took to the track. Kernich was second with 179 points in his two starts for the week, three points better than Mark Walz in three starts at CMS with Hauck and Jake Forster rounding-out the top five.
Donovan Johnson started a total of 22 races during Week 4 to lead the series, amassing 16 top five finishes with 17 poles in the process. Adam Long would collect five wins in his eight starts to lead the series in the W column.
Armando Vargas set fast time for the week with a 28.598 second lap around the Charlotte Motor Speedway, besting Brett Nesbitt (28.614s) with Kernich, Joe Slama and Andrew Shirley rounding-out the top five of the 81 drivers turning a qualifying lap.
Following Charlotte, Kernich still sits atop the overall standings for the season. Kernich has 967 points with Buie2 sitting second 148 points out of the lead. Hauck is third 189 points out of first, ahead of Alex Scribner is fourth followed by Jeff Dukehard in fifth.
The NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series heads north for Week 5 of the season, and the Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Find out next week on inRacingNews.com who can tame the Monster Mile!