Luza’s Perfect Week
March 15th, 2013 by JaimeB
Week Six of the NASCAR iRacing.com Class C Series (open setup) makes a trip to one of the fastest and most fun circuits in NASCAR. The 1.5-mile speedway produces some of the best racing in the entire iRacing.com service, which is over 800 racers took the green flag for at least one race during the seven days of online racing.
Texan sim racer Ryan Luza dominated the 3180 Strength of Field, taking the checkered flag by 1.591 seconds over Brenden Koehler (Pennsylvania). Rob Pendleton (Midwest) finished in the third position. Clayton Celovsky (Eastern Canada) finishes in the fourth position while Allen Provenzano (Illinois) rounds out the top five in his No. 9 Silverado after starting on the pole and leading four laps.
With the victory in the week’s high SoF, Luza earned an even 200 points for his efforts. In four starts during the week, Luza was able to take the checkered flag first in all four of those, leading an incredible 76% of the laps he completed. Koehler’s second place run earned him 188 points for the week. Pendleton’s third place effort netted him 176 points while Jeffrey Earnhart (Georgia) and William Green (New York) complete the top five for Week Six.
Luza continued his hot streak into qualifying as well as he turned the fastest lap of the week. His time of 29.975 seconds was just four thousandths of a second faster than Arthur Lucas (Virginias). Brian Viola (Mid-South) was the final driver in the 29.9-second bracket as he eneded the week with a time of 29.993. Keith Elliott (Western Canada) ran a 30.015 while Chris Crosby (Carolina) filled the remaining spot in the top five with a time of 30.023.
At the midway point of the season, Carl Taylor (Mid-South) holds a 44 point lead over fellow Mid-South Club member Viola. Joshua Hanner (Carolina) holds down the third position (-79). Elliott sits in the fourth position (-110) while Pendleton rounds out the top five (-112).
Iowa Speedway will play host to Week Seven of the NiCCS (open setup). Come back in a few days for a full recap of the week’s action!