Karam Stretches Gasoline to Win IndyCar iRacing Problem at Homestead – The Checkered Flag


Nazareth, Pennsylvania native Sage Karam made gasoline saving magic on a one-stop technique to win the second spherical of the 2021 IndyCar iRacing Problem, stealing a win from the dominant drivers Enzo Fittipaldi and RC Enerson on the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Fittipaldi, polesitter for the occasion and brother of Pietro Fittipaldi, had an epic battle with Enerson within the first thirty laps, swapping the lead a number of instances earlier than Fittipaldi cemented his lead and began to drag away and dominate the race.

With twenty-two laps to go, Fittipaldi pit to make sure that he would be capable to make it to the top of the race on gasoline. Ten laps later, Enerson was compelled to pit as properly, giving the result in Karam who by no means regarded again.

Behind Karam, Fittipaldi’s Dale Coyne Racing with RWR teammate James Davison was compelled to pit from second place with three laps to go, as different drivers within the high 5 like Takuma Sato and Marcus Ericsson dropped off the tempo to avoid wasting gasoline. This opened the door for Ed Carpenter Racing driver Conor Daly to take second place, and for Fittipaldi to cost by way of the sector and end third.

Enerson and Davison would end ninth and eleventh respectively, each one lap down, whereas Sato completed in fourth place and Ericsson completed seventh.

Street to Indy driver Braden Eves had one other sturdy efficiency, ending fifth after beginning fourteenth. Final week on the Circuit GIlles-Villeneuve, Eves completed runner-up to Alex Palou.

A.J. Foyt EnterprisesDalton Kellett raced this occasion utilizing a customized made steering wheel, as part of a STEM initiative with the InterNational STEM League and iRacing the place college students construct a wheel very like Kellett and race with it on-line. Kellett, a graduate of Queen’s College with an Engineering Physics diploma, wheeled his technique to a twelfth place end.

The race additionally marked the debuts of Simon Pagenaud, Felix Rosenqvist, and Tony Kanaan within the sequence, although none had been capable of put collectively sturdy performances. Pagenaud completed fourteenth with Rosenqvist proper behind in fifteenth, and Kanaan completed seventeenth out of eighteen drivers.

On the finish of the livestream, it was introduced that the following and closing vacation spot for the sequence would be the Sebring Worldwide Raceway, as voted on by followers. The race will happen on Thursday, 01 April at 23:30 GMT / 18:30 EST, streaming reside on IndyCar.com, IndyCar’s Youtube channel and Fb web page, and iRacing’s Youtube channel. Drivers may even be streaming their viewpoints on their very own private accounts.

IndyCar iRacing Problem Spherical 2 Outcomes

RANK CAR NO. DRIVER NAT TEAM GAP
1 98 Sage Karam USA Andretti Autosport
2 20 Conor Daly USA Ed Carpenter Racing + 15.328 sec
3 52 Enzo Fittipaldi BRA Dale Coyne Racing w/ RWR + 16.847 sec
4 30 Takuma Sato JPN Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing + 17.642 sec
5 17 Braden Eves USA Street to Indy + 20.857 sec
6 21 Ed Carpenter USA Ed Carpenter Racing + 22.052 sec
7 8 Marcus Ericsson SWE Chip Ganassi Racing + 34.665 sec
8 59 Max Chilton ENG Carlin + 1 lap
9 75 RC Enerson USA Prime Gun Racing + 1 lap
10 10 Alex Palou ESP Chip Ganassi Racing + 1 lap
11 53 James Davison AUS Dale Coyne Racing w/ RWR + 1 lap
12 4 Dalton Kellett CAN A.J. Foyt Enterprises + 1 lap
13 12 Will Energy AUS Group Penske + 2 laps
14 22 Simon Pagenaud FRA Group Penske + 2 laps
15 7 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Arrow McLaren SP + 3 laps
16 18 Ed Jones UAE Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan + 3 laps
17 48 Tony Kanaan BRA Chip Ganassi Racing + 4 laps
18 11 Charlie Kimball USA A.J. Foyt Enterprises + 17 laps



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