The “Tricky Triangle” in Long Pond, Pennsylvania hosted Week Five of the NASCAR iRacing.com Class A Series. World Championship drivers flooded into the Poconos and clustered at the top of the leader board, preparing for their NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship race at Pocono Raceway the following week.
Pro and World Championship sim racers made twelve of the top fifteen in point totals for the week, with NiSWC standout Ray Alfalla leading the way, averaging an incredible 319 points on the week despite racing six times. Alfalla grabbed four wins in his six starts, and led 203 of the 419 laps he competed in. Fellow NiSWC regular Derek Wood and Patrick Baldwin tied for second on the week with 308 points, while Patrick Fogel and “Mayday” Mitchell Hunt rounded-out the top five.
“The car was fast all week, and the track is a blast to race on!” – Ray Alfalla
Eventual Pocono NiSWC winner Steve Sheehan tied with Alfalla for most wins on the week with four, however it took Sheehan eight races to Alfalla’s six. Benjamin Burmeister had three wins on the week, while Eugene Mozgonov and Fogel each had two. Not surprisingly Alfalla and Sheehan were very tight in the battle for most laps led, with Alfalla edging Sheehan by two laps.
The NiSWC competitors are slowly beginning to overwhelm the top of the season standings, as the best drivers on iRacing show the rest of the community just what they are capable of. Sheehan and Brian Schoenburg top the points, with Greg Spears, Alfalla and Steven Gilbert not far back. Anthony Federico is leading the race to make Pro Season Two: He sits third in points and is the only Class A driver in the top six.
“The level of competition in this series, really gives a great indication as to how well you’re running. Between having a mixed bag of NiSWC drivers, Pro drivers, as well as class A regulars… it really makes for a good show and a beneficial event to race in.” – Brian Schoenburg
Next week it’s off to the Lone Star State for a visit to the lightening fast Texas Motor Speedway. “The Great American Speedway” features 24 degree banking in the turns, and a blistering fast front stretch. Drivers will sail off into Turn One at over 200mph, running their machines on the edge of control. Be sure to get in on all this and more, at iRacing.com!