2009S1 Week 2 – iRacing Late Model Tour – Oxford
Having set a qualifying time almost a week earlier, I would be starting this race at Oxford Plains in 5th place having set a time of 16.220. Joining the event with such little practice running up to the event I decided to take my time and stay clean while trying to stay out of the way as I got up to speed.
I got a pretty good start and after running side by side with Harry Dodd for a number of laps, found myself having to slow greatly in avoidance of an accident ahead as the #3 of Jefferson Greff got tapped into a spin ahead of me. After some skillful avoidance I found myself in 3rd place right behind David Beattie.
On lap 6 I gave the inside to the #8 of George Stratton and a recovering Dodd (who had also slowed to avoid the accident earlier in the race), dropping to 5th place, which is where I ran until lap 13 when Beattie made contact with the kerbing and spun into retirement.
For the rest of the race I ran consistently in 4th place, setting my best time of 16.210 on lap 8 while following Dodd and Stratton. I had zero incidents.