Week 6 of the NASCAR iRacing.com Late Model Tour took place at the fastest speedway of the circuit, Charlotte Motor Speedway. The high banks of Charlotte enable the Late Model to reach speeds that are impossible on the normal regime of short tracks which the tour visits. The 1.5 mile quad oval with 24 degrees of banking in the corners and five degrees on the straights provides ample opportunity for sim-racers to push their machines to the max.
In this weeks standing, Logan Sheets took the top prize of 188 points with four starts and two wins and three poles. Sheets led 104 of his 140 laps capturing four top five finishes on the way. Sheets’ 188 points were enough to hold-off Kollin Keister, runner-up in the weekly standing on the strength of 178 points from nine starts, five wins and half a dozen top fives. He also managed a pole in every single race while leading 212 laps of the 256 which he completed. The final weekly podium spot went to Ron Hagolin who made four starts, capturing a win, four top fives, a couple of poles and led 44 of his 140 completed laps. With these results Hagolin took home 174 points to the overall standings.
The driver with the most wins this week was Kevin Myers. Myers made 22 starts and persevered to win 13 of those while capturing 17 poles along the way. Myers also led the most laps of any competitors this week: 509 ( of 762 completed). The most active Late Model iRacer of this week was Jay Flinn with 61 starts. He captured 10 wins in these races, 30 top fives and a pole while leading 266 of the 1946 laps he completed.
Keister maintains the overall series lead with 972 points over Sheets’ 962 markers. With this week’s victory, Sheets was able to narrow Keister’s lead by 10 points and, if the trend continues, the two could tie the lead in one week. Will Sheets take over next week? Or can Keister maintain his lead yet again in the NASCAR iRacing.com Late Model Tour? Next week the NiLMT will take to the track at New Smymra Speedway. Find out next week on inRacing News!