week 7 preview- phoenix "oval"
This week Lionheart heads to the 1 mile "oval" of Phoenix International Raceway. Oval being a loose turn here due to the dogleg on the backstretch, but dont let it fool you, this is a very fast track for the DW12 cars. 125 laps means 125 miles in the 7th installment of the 2015 Lionheart season. Let's check out this weeks championship picture and contenders.
Championship- Jesse Vincent leads Rick Music by 63 points with Matt kingsbury 80 points back. Ray Kingsbury (-86) and Trevor Malone (-93) round out the top 5. Jesse has a win in a practice race, and has been fast in qualifying, can he add to his points lead?
Contenders- Ian Adams had a practice vicory early in the week proving he can run up front and possibly make a move up the standings after a slow start to the season.
Pierre Daigle- Has been running some of the fastest official qualifying times. His standing in the championship means he will have to run the LCQ but says he will not make it so he is hoping for a provisional spot at the end of the field. Will he make the race, and will he be able to navigate 30 cars to find checkers?
Korey Connor- Korey also has a nose for the front and found pole in final practice with a 20.322 run finishing 2nd in the practice race. Can he find that extra speed to get his first win?
Dan Geren- Dan has run some of the fastest practice speeds claiming to run a 20.21 in qualifying. Will he be able to find that speed in qualifying? He won the final practice and looks to contend up front.
Others- Matt, Ray and Joe Hassert also have found times sub 20.50 in practice.
Tire wear is minimal this week. Will this play into pit strategy? Also the yellow line in turn 3/4 is a hot topic, with the admins placing exceptions to the yellow line rule allowing for cars to dip 2 tires under the line, making times even faster and track position more critical. How will these condidtions affect the racing under the lights in the desert? Find out March 4 at 940 Eastern on Global Sim Racing Channel.
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