Week Seven of the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (open setup) takes the sim racers on a trip to Iowa Speedway, a 7/8-mile short track located in Newton, Iowa for some good short track racing. Since opening in 2006, the track has provided some very exciting racing in its few short years. The 635 online racers who took the green flag for at least one race during the year wanted to be part of the great racing that the speedway provides.
Michael Sweeney (New York) took the checkered flag over Gary Fridinger (Pennsylvania) by 0.202 seconds after leading 66 of the race’s 90 laps. In third was Nick Furler (Eastern Canada) who was over 10 seconds behind the leader after starting from the outside of the front row. Pole sitter Wes Weidman (Plains) led 24 laps before being relegated to fourth position 12.232 behind race winner Sweeney. Chris Barnette (Carolina) started his No. 4 Silverado in the fifth position and that’s exactly where he finished after competing 90 laps incident free in the 3050 SoF.
Even though Sweeney took the victory in the week’s high SoF event, Ryan Luza (Texas) was able to earn the most championship points for the week with 173. Fridinger’s second place effort earned him 166 valuable championship points for the week as he looks to move up the season standings chart. Ivan Schrum (West) had a successful week at Iowa, competing in three races and earning three top five finishes all while earning 162 points. William Dick (Carolina) and Sweeney round out the top five with 160 and 158 points, respectively.
Kollin Keister (Atlantic) set the fastest time in qualifying for the week with a blazing time of 22.416 seconds, followed by Luza (22.424), Fridinger (22.531), Chris Crosby (Carolina) (22.531), and Kristopher Marlow (Northwest) (22.560) completing the top five.
After seven weeks of online racing, Rob Pendleton (Midwest) holds a four point lead over Joshua Hanner (Carolina). Carl Taylor (Mid-South) sits in the third position 46 points back while Maxx Harris (Northwest) and Brian Viola (Mid-South) fill the remaining spots in the top five.
Stay tuned as next week the drivers of the NiCCS (open setup) make a trip to Indiana for 40 circuits around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.