The iRacing Street Stock Series took a trip to Iowa Speedway, a track on which Street Stocks would never compete in the real world. If iRacing is a simulation, simulate. Otherwise, iRacing is just a game, but that’s fine by me. It’s a fun game.
Tim Bills is currently competing for the Street Stock Championship, and he captured the pole position for the feature race of the week at Iowa Speedway. Jeremy Ogle also sat on the front row for the start of the race.
Bills took the lead from the drop of the green flag, and extended his lead as Michael Chase and Caleb Geist battled for second position in the early laps.
OSR member Jon Henegar was looking good in fourth place until it got away from him going into turn one, bringing out the first caution of the race.
Bills once again pulled away from the field on the restart, however, he slipped once and Chase was able to catch him, along with a trailing pack of cars. Caleb Geist also made a mistake. He spun his car after hitting the apron coming out of turn four on lap twenty. That brought out the second caution of the race, bunching up the field once again.
Once again, Bills pulled away from the field on the restart. Michael Chase was a little loose on cold tires, but he managed to hang on to second place and keep Bills in sight. Teddy Wisniewski was running third with twenty laps remaining in the race.
It looked as though the race would go green the rest of the way, but Jeremy Ogle hit the apron in turn four, and the caution flew once again. As Ogle spun, he was collected by the lapped car of Joe Martin.
Tim Bills didn’t change a thing for the restart, and he pulled away from the field once again. However, other drivers were battling hard for position. Teddy Wisniewski out-braked Michael Chase going into turn one. Chase came down on Wisniewski and spun himself in the process, also collecting the cars of Jeremy Ogle and Craig Espinosa. This brought out another caution on lap forty-four, setting up for a green-white-checker finish.
Once again Tim Bills pulled away on the restart. Teddy Wisniewski also got a good restart, securing second position. Bills went on to win the race after leading flag-to-flag. Wisniewski finished second followed by Dennis Buxton, Caleb Geist, and Nick Green.
Next week, the Street Stock Tour moves on to a real race track, Thompson International Speedway. It’s bumpy and the line is on the outside, and it’s a track where Street Stocks would actually race.