Let me take a minute to introduce everyone to the SK Modified community. There are four main teams competing in the NASCAR iRacing.com SK Modified Series on a regular basis: Road Runner Racing, Sinister Racing, Crankenstein Racing and Untamed Motorsports.  There are a lot of solo drivers as well.  In fact, when you think of the SK series two dominant names come to mind: Dylan Sharman (a back-to-back overall series champion — and inRacingNews contributor) and Rusty Greer (winner of  five overall series titles and back-to-back champion on two different occasions). The picture below shows a familiar sight for most SK Modified racers:  the back of Rusty’s car.   I’ve heard through the rumor mill that Greeg has decided to take a break from modified for the time being, so we may well see a new champion crowned in 2013 S1.

A familiar sight to most SK Mod competitors: Rusty’s back.

Week One brought the series to Thompson International Speedway. Brett Osborn (Untamed Motorsports) took the checkers in the 3466 SoF race after a hard-fought battle with newcomer Nick Zautner. Qualifying up front is a must in the series, as the racing action is very competitive and passing is extremely at most tracks.  Greer posted a qualifying track record of 18.667s to edge Osborn’s 18.668s by the slimmest of margins.  And speaking of records, Osborn extracted his revenge by taking the top Time Trial honors with a ten lap average of 18.833s — a new world record!

Osborn managed to keep newcomer Zautner at bay at Thompson.

The SK series arrived at Iowa Speedway for Week Two. Sinister Racing’s Richard Smith5 edged teammate Mike Daniel in the 3525 SoF race in what would be a dominant week for the Sinister squad as they took four of the top five points spots. Marc Pilon qualified just off the track record at a blistering 23.571 second lap, while Osborn again topped the TT competition, besting Kyle Sterk with an average of 23.934.

It doesn’t get much closer than Smith’s .05s win over Daniel at Iowa.

Week Three sees the series heading to Thunder Valley and the high-banks of Bristol Motor Speedway.  Be sure to stay tuned to inRacingNews for all your iRacing modified action!!

Until next time go fast and turn left!!

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