The third race of the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series at Auto Club Speedway was on Tuesday, 3/24. This was the first race for the cars with the new build of less downforce and less horsepower to coincide with the changes NASCAR made to the Cup cars. Justin and Cody Byus moved from Cody Byus Racing to join The Team.
The race would be 125 laps around the 2 mile superspeedway. Justin qualified p. 3. The Alliance / C.H.I. Overhead Doors car was fast and Justin was able to keep it up front for the entire 125 laps.
The first caution came early on lap 9 with a second caution at lap 22. Each time Justin pitted for 4 tires and fuel. On the restart at Lap 26 there was a big wreck catching 16 cars mid pack. After this, the drivers were able to get a long green flag run. Justin led a lap prior to his green flag pit stop for 4 tires and fuel. The last caution came on lap 96 saving the race from ending with fuel strategy. It was green to the checkered flag with Justin crossing the line in p. 3 on his birthday and The Team sweeping positions 1-3 with 2 others teammates in the top 7. Watch the race here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scSK45FzSqI.
The next race will be on 4/7 at Texas Motor Speedway.
After coming off a win last week in the NiS race at Las Vegas, Lady Luck was not with the #36 Alliance / CHI Overhead Doors car last night at Las Vegas for Round 2 of the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series.
The race would be 167 laps. Qualifying p. 5, Justin had a very strong car and ran p. 3 for the majority of the first half of the race. First caution came out on Lap 40. After a flawless pit stop for 4 tires and fuel, Justin came out of the pits p. 4 and quickly took over the third spot after the restart.
At about lap 80 with Justin still running p. 3, green flag pit stops started cycling through. On lap 85 while Justin was in the pits, the second caution came out. Instead of coming out p. 3, this caution caused him to be a lap down starting in p. 25.
The second half of the race saw four more yellows with the #36 getting caught up and receiving damage in a couple of them. There would be a 1 lap shootout to the finish. The caution came out immediately on the restart and the race ended under yellow with Justin in p. 21.
The Cody Byus Racing team showed again this week, their setups are strong. Track position is a huge advantage at Las Vegas. Just bad luck being caught in the pits when a caution happens.
Justin and members of the CBR team will be hard at work these next two weeks perfecting the setup after the new build comes out today to be ready for the next race at Auto Club Speedway on 3/24.
The first race of the iRacing NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series was last Tuesday, 2/24, for 100 laps at Daytona. Justin is part of the team Cody Byus Racing (CBR). After qualifying, the entire field of 43 cars was less than 1/10 of a second off each other’s times for the start of the race. Justin started in the back of the field but by lap 11 had worked his way to the front. Justin and teammate Cody Byus were running in the top 5 by lap 15. They remained at the front of the field until lap 67. A car was turned from the outside line and crossed over in front of Justin in the inside line. Justin’s #36 car sustained heavy front-end damage; and even though Justin was able to continue, the car was not competitive. There were five cautions throughout the race. Justin finished p. 16. Here is the link to the race:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJUpIqxr3pY.
Also announced last Tuesday, 2/24, iRacing and FansChoice.tv will be working together to provide broadcasts of the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series and the NASCAR iRacing Class B Series every Tuesday night during this 2015 season.
“It’s exciting to be running the NPAS with the best sim racers. It takes a lot of time and effort to get this far. With more and more partners coming on board to broadcast the races hopefully all of this will help to get back in a real-world car.”