Michigan International Speedway has meant a great deal to the Lionheart Racing Series Powered by HyperX. It was the site of the very first Lionheart IndyCar Series race in July 2014 and has appeared on the schedule every season for both the Indy and Retro Series. Michigan has also produced some of the most exciting moments in the league over the past six and a half years.
The race last season was certainly one of those moments as it produced 3 and 4 wide racing throughout the entire race and ended with the closest finish in Lionheart Retro Series presented by the DMLC Racing Channel history. 2019’s running also saw just 1 caution across the 200-mile event proving that drivers in the Retro Series know how to race wheel to wheel at over 200 mph.
Ryan Otis comes into Michigan as the defending race winner having beat out David Clymer by just 0.002 seconds at the line. The Oregon native is looking to rebound after coming up short at the recent HyperX Gateway 150 when his Lotus 79 machine ran out of fuel in turn 3 on the final lap.
Fortunately for Otis he was able to salvage a 5th place finish and stay ahead of Sage Karam in the points. Sage finished in P7 at Gateway and now sits 67 points back from Otis who maintains his points lead through Round 13 of this 20-round season.
Mike Rasimas has hit the ground running this season moving up another 4 spots in the standings after scoring his first Retro Series win at Gateway. Rasimas sits in 13th overall despite having 4 fewer races than the rest of the field. Finishing outside of the top 10 only once in hist first 7 starts he is likely to break into the top 10 before this season comes to a close.
Ricky Hardin is coming off a solid run at Gateway where he finished in second place behind Rasimas. Hardin will be looking to take that momentum to Michigan where his skill on ovals will likely see him battling up front.
Tune in Thursday September 24th, 2020 live on the iRacing eSports Network via Global Sim Racing Channel to watch the cars and stars of the Lionheart Retro Series with coverage beginning at 9:35 pm CST.
Race Link: https://youtu.be/ON1udQg21-A
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