For the second time this season the iRacing.com Street Stock Series made a stop at the Thompson International Speedway for some good short track online racing. Week Eleven had a large turnout as over 800 sim racers participated in an official race during the seven days of racing but, after all was said and done, there was a familiar face at the top of the standings. Landon Sciacca (Ohio) was the best of them all as he earned the most championship points for the week.
Weekly High Strength of Field
Sciacca’s week was very successful as he crossed the checkered flag first in the week’s highest Strength of Field (SoF) event. The 2725 SoF saw Sciacca leading all 40 laps enroute to a 5.675s margin of victory over second place Mark Dahlgren (Plains). Dylan Landry (New England) finished in the third position followed by Vinny Maestas (California) and John Abbott2 (Plains) rounding out the top five.
With the victory in the week’s highest SoF event, Sciacca was able to earn the most points for Week Eleven, accumulating 170 for his efforts. Second place for the week belonged to Michael Vaughn (West) who earned 168 for the week. AJ Wood (Plains), Rich Zimmerman (Connecticut), and Andrew Williams (Northwest) rounded-out the top five for Week Eleven.
Nick Ottinger (Carolina) is still atop the championship point standings after 11 weeks of racing by a margin of 47 points over second place Nicolas Moreau (Eastern Canada). Third place belongs to Josh Wronkowski (Florida) followed by Bill Brown (Florida) and Vaughn who currently sit in the fourth and fifth positions.
A new face is atop the qualifying pylon for the week as DE-AT-CH club member Elmar Erlekotte put it P1 for the week with a time of 23.048s. Wood was not far behind as he turned in a time of 23.053s. Third place for the week belonged to Williams who was followed in fourth by Wronkowski and Greg Jewell (Michigan).
With the success AJ Wood has had over the past season in the Street Stock, who better to ask about the racing this week than AJ:
“Love the street stocks. Easy to jump in and have some fun,” he said. “Qualifying was important at Thompson and we laid down a good lap early in the week. Used that to our advantage and picked up a win in a decent SoF race. But the most fun was trying to best Elmar Erlekotte in the Time Trial. He put down a hell of a qualifying lap and Time Trial result. Never did manage to beat either.”
“The most fun was trying to best Elmar Erlekotte in the Time Trial.” — AJ Wood
Weekly Time Trial
To go along with a strong run in qualifying for the week, Erlekotte was also the time trial king during Week Eleven. His 10-lap average of 23.158s was more than enough to place him on the top of the podium. Second place was held down by Wood followed by Floridians Ron Thomas and Doug Heveron, with Johnathan Stoll (Mid-South) filling the remaining spot in the top five.
Please check back next week as the iRacing.com Street Stock Series online racers make a trip back to where the season started at South Boston. As always, be sure to visit www.iracing.com to become part of the largest motorsports simulation community.