Last night was the iRacing Pro Race of Champions, which pits real race car drivers from different racing series against each other. This year’s race was slightly different than previous years’ events, with only one oval race deciding the champion, as opposed to two races and averaging results. This race featured a 50 lap event at Iowa Speedway with the Super Late Model, which you can see below.
The race was pretty action packed, and got off to an exciting start. One lap into the race, 2013 Champion Philipp Eng lost the front end of the car and got into the wall, going from pole position to a DNF. Lap 18 saw some more action, with a multi-car wreck, eliminating fan favorite Scott Speed. Lap 39 saw carnage, when 3 cars battling for 2nd place came together. When the race was all said and done, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Timmy Hill took the checkers with a staggering 13.986 second lead! For winning the race, iRacing will give $3,500 to Timmy Hill’s charity of choice.
While the race was definitely exciting, I feel it should not have been a 1-race format. One of the things that made the iRacing Pro Race of Champions great, in my opinion, was the fact that it encompassed both road and oval racing, to showcase all of the drivers’ talents. With this new single race format, it arguably favored the oval racers (did you see how many road racers actually spun in the race?). I just think it should have stayed with two races, but that’s just me. What are your thoughts?
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