AA’s Stream to Class A
Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Anthony Alfredo has had a busy time climbing to iRacing’s Class A license level, streaming his journey on Twitch along the way.
On Monday, Alfredo finally reached his goal.
Here’s my reaction 😂 pic.twitter.com/GhDKizfnQe
— Anthony Alfredo (@anthonyfalfredo) September 3, 2019
What’s next? How about a run to the Pro Series?
Conti Welcomed Back to Work
Michael Conti, JR Motorsports PEAK iRacing Series racer by night and business development supervisor for Hendrick Automotive Group by day, was given a warm welcome back to work by co-workers last week.
What a great group of people I work with!
After being out for 3wks, my awesome coworkers at @HendrickAuto welcomed me back in-style. Walking in and seeing everything they had put together assured me that I was where I needed to be. Love them all! #GinaStrong pic.twitter.com/ECFoju0L9K
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) August 29, 2019
Conti lost his mother, Gina, to cancer August 15. The eNASCAR community rallied around the 22-year-old driver and his family using the hashtag #GinaStrong, which even made its way to Conti’s PEAK iRacing Series race car.
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) August 15, 2019
— Michael Conti (@MikeConti5) August 29, 2019
Conti went on to win the pole at Darlington in the #GinaStrong Chevrolet and nearly pulled off a victory on Thursday’s NBCSN-televised iRacing All-Star Race.
Well, this isn’t fair. PEAK iRacing Series driver Casey Kirwan showed up to NASCAR weekend at Darlington Raceway, taking some time to turn some laps in a SimSeats iRacing hotlap competition.
Nice wheelin’ brotha!!! pic.twitter.com/22upWoJjQu
— Sim Seats (@SimSeats) September 2, 2019
Naturally, the iRacing expert bested everybody’s lap times — including the lap set by Alfredo.
— Sim Seats (@SimSeats) September 1, 2019
Team owner Clint Bowyer would be proud of his young driver and Bristol winner.
Novak Outduels Conti on NBCSN iRacing Broadcast
Roush Fenway Racing’s Zack Novak held off a hard-charging Michael Conti from JR Motorsports Thursday on NBCSN’s broadcast of the second eNASCAR iRacing All-Star Race that featured PEAK iRacing Series stars as well as racer and NBCSN analyst Parker Kligerman. The drivers raced at Rockingham Speedway — something Cup Series-style cars haven’t done in 15 years.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 29, 2019
Thursday’s race marked the second side-by-side finish in as many nationally televised events, following Nick Ottinger’s victory over Ryan Luza at Iowa Speedway in July.
PEAK iRacing Series: Crowder Conquers Darlington
Burton-Kligerman Esports rookie Ashton Crowder scored his first eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series victory Tuesday at Darlington, playing spoiler to the eight playoff drivers that hoped to lock into the championship finale with a win.
— Ashton Crowder (@AshtonCrowder) August 28, 2019
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) August 28, 2019
The win was just Crowder’s second series top-10 finish, coming off the heels of an eighth-place finish at Bristol. Crowder moves up to 21st in points, one position shy of a guaranteed spot in next year’s PEAK iRacing Series field.
A non-playoff winner guarantees at least two championship contenders will make the Homestead-Miami championship race based on points position.
The PEAK iRacing Series returns to action next Tuesday, September 10 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Logan Clampitt is the defending race winner.
When you wake up and realize it’s not PEAK Tuesday pic.twitter.com/QguV4gBZSR
— Eric J Smith (@EJDig51) September 3, 2019
We feel you, Eric.
Heat Pro League Playoffs Ready for Action
The eNASCAR Heat Pro League takes another week off before playoffs are set to begin September 11.
— Hendrick Motorsports GC (@HendrickGC) September 2, 2019
In the meantime, NASCAR Heat gamers prepare for the launch of the newest title in the series, NASCAR Heat 4.
All systems go for launch!
Pre-order the Gold Edition of #NASCARHeat4 today & be the first to race as Jeff Gordon at Martinsville Night 3 days before the competition starting on 9/10/19! https://t.co/Slriba47To pic.twitter.com/p0F0wwhsDh
— NASCAR Heat (@NASCARHeat) September 3, 2019
eNASCAR IGNITE Series Finale Set for September 12
In the final round of the playoffs leading up to the championship race — with a prize of a $10,000 racing scholarship and real-world test days — youngster Cole Cabre snagged the feature victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. It was the first playoff race not won by Parker Retzlaff, considered by many as the favorite for the title.
— Evan Posocco🎙️ (@evanposocco) August 30, 2019
On September 12, the top-30 finalists take to Martinsville Speedway where the winner claims the grand prize. PEAK iRacing Series standout Zack Novak won last year’s competition.
iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week
Marshall Newton painted an iRacing version of Landon Cassill’s StarCom Fiber Sterling Marlin tribute car raced at Darlington.
Video of the Week
Take a trip back through memory lane with YouTuber Jake Baskinger, who assembled a compilation of first-time winners in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series.