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UCRL iRacing Top Gun Cup Series Daytona Report

UCRL iRacing Top Gun Cup Series Daytona Report

More great racing with the UCRL iRacing Top Gun Series. Recently, the teams and drivers visited Daytona. Here is the full race report.

The season opener of the UCRL iRacing Top Gun Series visited Daytona. This series is worth checking out and getting involved in. Scott Bolster gives us the full race report.

The UCRL’s foundations are based in upholding the classic racing that captured the souls of automotive enthusiasts around the world and do its best to bring that same excitement to the sim racing world on iRacing.

The UCRL originally brought back classic IndyCar racing with the original Dallara IR05 in 2019; the modern NASCAR Trucks using the schedules of its early years; and now with iRacing’s iteration of the classic 1987 NASCAR vehicles.

Just like the 1987 Winston Cup Series, the UCRL’s Top Gun Cup Series began its 2023 series at Daytona.

Early in the race drivers struggled with a loose condition in clean air which resulted in several early cautions. However as the race evolved, the drivers showcased their talent and successfully wrangled the classic beasts which resulted in long, green flag runs.

As with many superspeedway races, the front of the field saw multiple different leaders however several stayed around the top. League newcomer, Brandon Zimmerman, was one of the drivers who consistently stayed in contention for the lead until a late-race accident pulled him back into the field.

Grady Gerken, our eventual race winner was another that was in constant contention for the race lead with Andrew Ratcliff, Jasper Crawford. Jordan Wentzel also had his Chevrolet in contention for a short while until incidents sent him back into the field as well.

A late-race caution brought about a natural Green – White – Chequered finish. Ratcliff took the field back to green in the lead but was overtaken by Gerken in the final lap for a thrilling finish.

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