This week was Race #4 of the 3rd Season for the PRL's PS4 Hascar Heat league. The destination was the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The league would crown a new Indy winner in the Hall of Fame, as Season 1 Champion Anthony Jobes (GameofJobes) was not in attendance for this race, who won at his home track at the league's only previous visit to Indy.
After pacing several laps to let everyone make their car adjustments, the drivers had only 3 laps to put down their best heater. Kyle Spencer (KDawgHonda777) captured his 4th career Pole Position, edging out Charles Sumner (Hootius) by .122 secs. Sean Ryan (Sean420Cali), Adam Zemke (Zeke_H30), and Brian Mosser (BrianMosser88) rounded out the Top 5.
Boy what a difference a week can make. After having a caution free race last week in New Hampshire, this week's race was plagued by cautions with the cars set up on the edge to try and take every speed advantage they could on this 2.5 mile rectangle. The end of Stage 1 saw Brian win his first ever Stage segment, followed by Kyle, Christopher Johnson (MeattyLoaf), Zach Jackson (Action12Jackson), and Rob Besaw (Xsyse). The race of the race was all about avoiding wrecks and taking advantage of track position with pit strategy. When the smoke all settled, the League saw it's 4th different winner in the first 4 races this season as Adam took home his 2nd career victory. Christopher Herring (CJHerring), Kyle, Sean and Michael Caterino (vWardude) rounded out the Top 5. Charles took home the bonus point for Fastest Lap of the Race, and Jake MacLeod (SassaFrass_3) won the Hard Charger of the Race award, going +5 while taking home a Top 10 finish.
**Top 10 Finishing order for Indianapolis**
1. Adam Zemke (Zeke_H30) - 2nd Career Win
2. Christopher Herring (CJHerring) - 2nd Top 5 of the Season
3. Kyle Spencer (KDawgHonda777) - 3rd Top 5 of the Season
4. Sean Ryan (Sean420Cali) - 4th Top 5 of the Season, 10th of his Career
5. Michael Caterino (vWardude) - 2nd Top 5 of the Season. 23rd of his Career (Tied with Charles for most all-time)
6. Rob Besaw (Xsyse) - 4th Top 10 of the Season
7. Zack Jackson (Action12Jackson) - 1st Top 10 of the Season
8. Brian Mosser (BrianMosser88) - 4th Top 10 of the Season
9. Charles Sumner (Hootius) - 4th Top 10 of the Season
10. Jake MacLeod (SassaFrass_3) - 2nd Top 10 this Season
After 4 races, Sean Ryan (Sean420Cali) re-took the points lead after loosing it last week to Kyle Ely (Rocksson2Kyle). In big news for the league, Kyle E. has stepped down as a full time driver to focus on his school work. We wish him the best of luck and look forward to when he has the time to hop in as a fill-in driver. After a big points day at Indy, Kyle Spencer (KDawgHonda777) jumped into 2nd place in the points, 10 back of Sean. Charles Sumner (Hootius) sits 13 points back of the lead, with Michael Caterino (vWardude) 14 points back, and Rob Besaw (Xsyse) 18 points back to round out the Top 5.
For our Team championship, Driving on Adrenaline (Kyle E. and Rob) holds a 10 point lead over One-Two Racing (Michael and Nick). That looks to be short lived though unless a replacement driver for Kyle E. can be found asap.
Indy was Race 1/3 for the 2nd Round of the Playoffs. Here's how the driver sit after Indy: Adam (automatically into the next round), Kyle S., Brian, Sean, Zack, Micheal, Rob and Charles are in the good, with Nick, Christopher, Owen and Kyle E. currently below the cutoff.
Next week, the Nascar Heat crew head to Watkins Glen, NY for the only road course on the Season's schedule. Please join us, and one of our handful of driver who stream their POVs of the race, on Wednesday nights at 9pm Eastern.