Threw down an early S lap with minimum tyre wear just in case I wanted to start in the back and have that 2nd set of S for the race. Could not get any room or rhythm near the end of quali on SS, so off the back I went.
Started on M and originally was going for the 1 stopper. Could not take advantage on the L1 chaos due to not wanting to risk wing damage with cars all over the place. Due to pits under the 1st SC, got up to 11th, then down to 13th somehow after others made contact, yet it allowed AI cars to pass me? (On a side note, wayyyyyy too many shenanigans while under that 1st SC, shouldn't be any random breaking like what I saw). So pretty much I thought my shot a point was done due to losing my tyre strat advantage. Going to the green, there was another bottle up causing me to go wide out of the last turn, and I lost 3 positions before Turn 1. Then in the wavy section, Slaughter (not sure if he had help or not) was sideways off the track, then came back on pretty hastily, causing Mitch and I to touch trying to avoid him. That yellowed up half of my wing and dropped me to 18th. Got up to 13th when the 2nd safety car came out, which was great so I could fix that wing with minimal loss and get on S, with the plan of going SS with around 6 to go. That was the turning point of the race for me. With others missing on the their pit strats and a few more retiring, I found myself up to 5th before I came in for the SS. Came out of the pits in 8th, got past Mebbe's AI for 7th, and used up my tires catching up to Mitch, but not much left to get around him. I know I caught several good breaks that handed me a point finish, but man I am happy for that finish since I knew this was not a strong track at all for me.
iRacing Oval Manager & PRL Chief Oval Steward
Career PRL Stats
15 Wins - 92 Top-5's - 12 Poles - 10 Fastest Laps
Project Cars GT3 Drivers Champion
7-Time PRL Team Champion