The iRacing World Tour continued with the Road America 200, 50 laps with the Nationwide Impala B at Road America. I had a decent quali and was set to start 22nd in the main event (which was broadcast on PSRtv.com).
It was a pretty aggressive start with not a lot of room being given by anyone. That said, I managed to get through the first few turns without major incident. That soon changed after I was hit during braking into turn 5 (I think a car came spinning out of control from way way back) and I dropped to the back of the pack, but luckily my car seemed to be OK from the contact.
I raced on, picking up a few spots up to 14th but disaster struck on lap 18 – my PC overheated and crashed! First time its happened and couldn’t have occured at a worse time!
I scrambled to reboot the box and rejoined the race – 2 laps down and in 21st position. The worst thing was that there was no-one else on the same lap as me so basically I was in a race all by myself. I raced on, picking up positions from retirements and finished in 14th place and with no extra incidents. A pretty good result, but I was on track for an easy top ten had the PC not crashed.
Started : 22nd of 34
Finished : 14th, 3 laps down, 127 points (4 incident pts)
iRating : +14
Safety Rating : A/4.99 (no change)
The next round in the World Tour features the Lotus 79 at Silverstone. Not my favourite car, and not my favourite track, but I’ll still be racing to see what happens.