The Saturday dual split at Lowes Motor Speedway for the iRacing Oval Pro Series saw two repeat winners continue to lead the way. Josh Parker took another victory in the first split and it was Brad Davies adding another victory to his total in Saturday night’s second split.
In the first split it was Josh Parker taking his 10th victory of the season in only 25 starts. Parker started in the second position and and led 12 laps on his way to the win, earning 298 points and increasing his iRating by 67 points. Parker also increased his Safety Rating by .22 points to a solid 4.71. With his victory, Parker has now earned 19 top five finishes in only 25 starts. Second in the point standings, Parker has the second most victories as well as three poles so far this year.
Finishing second was the Midwestern driver, Theo Olson. Olson started third and led 11 laps en route to his second place finish, increasing his iRating by 37 points and his Safety Rating by .14 to a strong 4.63. Olson also earned 285 points for his second place, his 14th top-five in just 18 starts this season. Olson, who also one pole and one victory this season, currently sits third in the point standings.
Ray Alfalla finished third after starting from the pole position. Alfalla led the most laps on the evening (56) before finishing out the night in the final podium spot. As well, he earned 272 points and increased his iRating by 31 points and Safety Rating by .30 points to a safe 3.70. With his third place finish, Alfalla has now earned his 17th top-5 finish in 27 starts and, with nine wins and 11 poles, currently sits fifth in the point standings.
Coming in fourth was Connor Mackenzie, who started fifth, and Marcus Canton rounded out the top-five after starting in the 10th position.
Eighth place man in points, Tyler Hudson, had a rough race finishing in 18th place while John Gorlinsky finished 19th. Gorlinsky is currently 32nd in the point standings with only 11 weeks run but has an impressive 212.45 points earned per race. Once drop weeks come into effect, Gorlinsky should be in the top-25 in the point standings.
In the second split, it was points leader Brad Davies continuing his winning ways with his record-setting 11th victory of the season. After starting in the second position, Davies led 55 laps on the way to another dominating victory. He collected 292 points for his efforts and increased his iRating by 43 points and Safety Rating by .14 to a total of 3.72. Davies currently has a 306 point lead over second place Josh Parker in the championship and has 11 victories in 21 starts. This race was his 17th top- five in 21 starts as Davies continues to be the man to beat in the iRacing Oval Pro Series.
Finishing second was the Mid-South’s, Jim Caudill Jr. Caudill Jr., who ran well earlier in the week, came out again and won the pole before finishing runner-up to Davies. Caudill Jr. earned 279 points for his second place finish and increased his iRating by 78 points as well as Safety Rating by .22 points to 4.71. Caudill Jr. currently sits 54th in the point standings with only nine weeks ran and has an impressive 218.66 points earned per race. With that average points per race, Caudill Jr. should sit inside the top-25 once drop weeks come into effect.
Coming home in the third position was the part time driver, Steve Sheehan. Sheehan started third and led 28 laps early in the race before coming home behind Davies and Caudill Jr. Sheehan earned 267 points on the night and increased his iRating by 44 points. Sheehan has only run five weeks this year, with eight starts, but looks to be close to making the Top 50 cutoff when drop weeks come into play.
Finishing fourth was Nicholas Morse, who started seventh, while Richard Towler finished fifth after starting in sixth positon and leading 15 laps during the race.
John Prather brought his car home in the sixth position after leading 10 laps and Jesse Atchison came home in eighth after starting fifth. Kevin King, making his second start of the iRacing Oval Pro series, finished 11th, and the only other driver to lead laps during the race, Otis Aldridge, ultimately completed the race in the 18th position.