Samuel Reiman continues with his sim racing blogs here at simrace247.com. Keeping the community up to date with his events in sim racing. Blog #6
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A recent work schedule change has kept me out of the past several rounds of the Lionheart IndyCar Series on iRacing. I enjoy racing in Lionheart-sanctioned events though and was awaiting my opportunity to get back out there on track.
On Monday, I finally had that opportunity as I was one of 30 starters in Round 13 of the 2021 Lionheart Speedway Series at Pocono.
The Lionheart Speedway Series is Lionheart’s third-tier division. It is in its inaugural season and features 18 rounds in the Dallara DW12, exclusively on ovals, with the events broadcast on Racespot TV on Monday nights.
I opted not to turn a lap in qualifying for my maiden race at Pocono as I have had a history of incidents at this circuit. On top of that, the Lionheart Speedway Series has had some ugly races this season and I didn’t want to get involved with any opening-lap carnage.
Of course, as luck would have it, this race happened to run all 80 laps caution-free. However, that was fine by me, as there was now another issue for us all to deal with:
Our cars could all go about 26 laps on fuel. 26 + 26 + 26 = 78, so you would have to save two laps of fuel at some point. Since I was starting at the back, it was easy for me to find traffic to use the draft off of early during my runs. Then, once I hit my fuel number, I was able to go into full attack mode for the second half of my stints.
Watching the broadcast back, you may think I was destined for a poor finish as I was running 22nd with 20 laps to go. However, at this point, I was only looking forwards and, as others struggled to make it to the end on fumes, I found myself crossing the line in 9th place.
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The Lionheart Speedway Series is back in action next Monday night from Iowa, where I aim to start to build a run of Top 10s.
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