Bob Bryant Kligerman Sport 2021 Team Preview Enascar

2021 Coca-Cola Series team preview: Kligerman Sport


We’re previewing each team competing in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ahead of the 2021 season.

Kligerman Sport

Owner: Parker Kligerman, racer-slash-TV-analyst-slash-meteorologist.
Manufacturer: Chevrolet
Twitter: @KligermanSport

2021 drivers

No. 44: Isaac Gann
Age: 22
Twitter: @IGann_34
First season: 2021
2020 iRacing Pro Series champion

No. 77: Bob Bryant
Age: 33
Hometown: Biloxi, MS
Twitter: @BBryant53
First season: 2020
2020 rank: 15th

2020 highlights

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.

2021 outlook

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.