The Majors all time wins leader did it again, but this time Christian Challiner reached the incredible 20 wins threshold in the process. Although he has racked up an amazing 7 wins this year alone, the most recent one at Road America was anything but easy.
The Americas Pro race was a 4 car dogfight for the last 20 plus laps with; Steve Driscoll, Liam Quinn, Andrew Waring and Christian Challiner constantly leapfrogging each other and never more than a couple seconds adrift. It was anyone's race and with just a handful of laps to go, Steve got by Christian, sending him to fourth place and seemingly ending the bid for #20.
Not... so... fast.
Or more appropriately... so, so fast. With a realization that the race was slipping away, Challiner put the visor down and began grinding past those in front. In the end, his pace and conservative use of the push to pass was enough to get the job done.
Christian's 7th win of the year, 20th win all time. He came back to the Americas regio...
It is always our goal to create as authentic a racing experience as possible. Sometimes we do what the real world does now, sometime we do what they did in the past and in the case of Le Mans, we are going to do what they will be doing this year for the first time.
The 24h of Le Mans will debut this new qualifying procedure in September when the postponed event hits the track, we, on the other hand get to try it out first. Here's how it will work;
The top 6 cars in each class (Pro and Sport) after Q1 will be locked into the top 6 grid positions for the race. For the Pro drivers those Top 6 will have a 30 minute Hyperpole shootout immediately prior to the race to determine the order of the top 6. Hyperpole will be an open session with dynamic weather, we will stagger release the cars in each class to keep separation on the track, but the track will have many cars on it at once.
Because of the iRacing Week 13 Build, Q1 will be ending when the service goes down for build rel...
Please welcome Andreas Robertsson to the role of "Chief Steward" for the Majors Series. Andreas has been on the competition committee for two years and always brings a thoughtful, level headed approach to everything we encounter.
Andreas is taking over for Wayne Hutchison who has served in this role since 2017. Wayne has done an incredible job all this time in one of the most thankless jobs any series can have. The amount of hours he has spent; processing protests, communicating with drivers, updating penalties and licences has been tremendous and I am so appreciative. Don't worry though, Wayne isn't going anywhere, he will continue to be in charge of the Live Qualifying during race week and will still be instrumental in helping to develop the rule book each year.
On the topic of officiating, we do occasionally field concerns about "bias" in our rulings. While I can't claim we are perfect, and for sure I will never expect everyone to agree with all our rulings, I can out...