The G-Force Sim Racing Hijinx Clothing Vintage Cup Series took to the paperclip tonight in Martinsville, VA for 200 laps of slam packed action. What it turned into was a slam packed parking lot. 23 cautions for 105 laps was the story of the night. If you were good at Frogger, you might’ve finished top 5 in this one.
Blaine Akin dominated most of the race leading 132 laps, but not without needing to fend off Jeff Green for multiple runs. The rest of the 17 car field swapped track position with differing pit strategies and wrecked race cars. This was the last thing Chris Morse Jr, Dallas Myhand, and Jake Hounshell wanted to see. These three drivers came into the night with the best shot at winning the championship.
Ironically, these three took 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively with Morse Jr leading 4 laps, extending his points lead. Hounshell is all but out of the hunt despite the top 5 finish. Myhand will need Morse Jr to have a colossal meltdown in the finale at Atlanta next week, but still has a shooters chance.
The Juicebox Podcast Chevy had an up and down night, starting 8th and finishing 8th. This included two pit road speeding penalties, an entering pit closed pit penalty, and once being 2 laps down. The CRM team managed to lead 5 laps but will lose ground to the championship leaders and enter the finale 5th in points.
Next week G-Force Sim Racing takes to the banks of Atlanta for the cap to the 2020 season. Earlier this year, Hounshell took home the win on a late race restart. Expect a lot of slipping and sliding and bumper to bumper action. Be sure to tune in to Flatout Racing Network at 9:15 pm Tuesday night to catch the race.