Retro Series returns to new hampshire
My, how time flies. The Lionheart Retro Series is already into the home stretch of its second season with just 8 races remaining, starting with the Tower Rentals 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Tower Rentals is the title sponsor for the New Hampshire event. Tower Rentals supplies businesses and contractors with rentals of heavy machinery and equipment for any construction job.
Round 10 at Mid-Ohio saw a fantastic dual between Adam Blocker and Alex Saunders. Saunders started from pole and lead for much of the race, while Blocker battled traffic and his competitors to stay with his title rival. Then with just under 10 laps to go, Saunders out-braked himself into the corner known as China Beach, and Blocker was able to capitalize and hang on for victory by a scant 0.461 seconds. This broke Saunders’ stranglehold on the road courses this season, where the Illinois driver has won each of the previous 3 races contested this season.
Adam Blocker continues to lead over Alex Saunders, and after the impressive win at Mid-Ohio, Blocker now has stretched his lead to 84 points. Only 5 drivers have run all 10 rounds so far this season. While a further 10 drivers have run 9 rounds. This will come into play as drop races start to get counted.
Blocker, for instance, has run 10 races, while Saunders has run 9, meaning the gap is not as big as it appears right now. Michael Goodman leads the Iron Man standings after 10 rounds with 1,699.07 miles run over 1,007 Laps. This impressive run has seen the New York driver to 4th in the overall standings, just 2 points back of Dustin Wardlow for 3rd. Realistically, these 4 drivers have the best shot at the crown now. 5th place Brian Yaczik, (183 points back) and season 1 champ Jake Wright (208 points back) will need significant help to make up the gap disappear quickly.
Last year saw Jake Wright win the inaugural event over Scott Bolster. Pete Edwins was the perhaps the biggest story as he scored his first Lionheart podium in 3rd. This year’s setup looks to possibly produce some exciting racing. The setup is capable of allowing drivers to run multiple grooves over the course of the entire stint. Jake Wright finally seemed to get the road course monkey off his back at Mid-Ohio, qualifying 2nd and finishing 4th. Will the champs return to form follow him to New Hampshire?
Joe Branch was leading the event last season before running out of fuel by trying to stretch the stint one to many laps. The Indiana driver is always fast on short ovals. Will we see the Indiana driver at the front again after a year to think about his mistake?
4 drivers are tied for biggest movers in the standings after Mid-Ohio Andrew Kinsella, Jorge Anzaldo, Dan Geren and David Altman all gained 4 positions. Will the momentum continue at New Hampshire for any of these 4?
Raven Motorsports continues to lead the Team Championship through 11 rounds and has remained on top of the standings since Round 3 at Phoenix. Raven leads the Team Championship by 91 points over Adrenaline. Adrenaline is in a tight battle with 8 Ball Motorsports for 2nd place right now, with the two separated by just 15 points.
The Tower Rentals 175 will go off live Thursday August 23rd at 10:35pm eastern only on GSRC and iRacing Live.
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