We’re previewing each team competing in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ahead of the 2021 season.
No. 44: Isaac Gann
First season: 2021
2020 iRacing Pro Series champion
Looks like we got some competitors in the series this year. We're ready to rock and roll. My advice to anyone reading – tune in this year. https://t.co/rp1B39stA0
— Isaac Gann (@IGann_34) January 12, 2021
No. 77: Bob Bryant
Hometown: Biloxi, MS
First season: 2020
2020 rank: 15th
— Bob Bryant (@BBryant53) January 12, 2021
Kligerman Sport (formerly Burton-Kligerman Esports) picked up a win early in the season at Fontana with Ashton Crowder, starting off the season on a high note. Rookie Bob Bryant – who, despite the title, is no stranger at all to sim racing – replaced Crowder midway through the season and climbed well into the top 20 to guarantee a spot in this year’s field. Bryant seemed to find his stride as the season went on, leading a portion of the Texas race and nearly snagging a victory at Talladega.
Logan Clampitt looked like a safe bet for the playoffs until, well, Talladega happened, knocking him out of the top eight at the most inopportune time. Despite missing the playoffs, Clampitt went on to post three top-five finishes in October, leaving him to wonder what if Talladega had gone just a bit differently. Clampitt departs the team in 2021 after two seasons.
There’s a bright future for Kligerman Sport. Not only will Bryant build on a solid first outing with the team, but Kligerman managed to sign perhaps the hottest prospect: iRacing Pro Series champion Isaac Gann. The 22-year-old made his name known over the offseason, winning two races on his way to graduating to the big leagues in the NASCAR Xfinity Series-styles cars. He’ll need to prove he can hang with the big dogs in the Cup Series cars – entirely different beasts – while managing the pressure of lots of eyeballs and plenty of hype. Parker Kligerman takes his team seriously – his team was one of the first to sign real, big-name sponsors – and he’ll expect results.
Steve’s bold prediction
It’s tough to guess how Isaac Gann will fare as a rookie, but he’s proven in a short amount of time he’s got the chops to compete. My guess is that both Gann and Bryant find Victory Lane in 2021, and at least one of them makes the playoffs.
— Kligerman Sport (@KligermanSport) January 12, 2021