Conti Cashes In at Phoenix (NiSWC)
New Jersey driver Mike Conti outlasted many tight battles and anxious restarts in Round Three of the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship (NiSWC) to take his first win of the season at Phoenix. The 2012 series runner-up missed the field at Daytona and the Phoenix triumph is the second of his career after taking the win at New Hampshire in 2012.
Jake Stergios continues his impressive run from Pro with a second place run at Phoenix, with JScho Motorsports teammate Brian Schoenburg capturing third behind Conti. Fourth on the night was Las Vegas winner Marcus Lindsey, while Paul Kusheba took his first career top five finish after a battle in the closing two laps with Josh Laughton, who took the Tim’s Corner Challenge bonus with his sixth place finish.
Recovering from a late crash, Tyler Hudson finished eleventh and played damage control on his point lead. He now leads by nine points over pleasant surprise in the series after three races in Peter Bennett.
The series heads to the Texas Motor Speedway for Round Four on April 16th.
The NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship (NiSWC) rolls into the virtual Phoenix International Raceway tonight (9pm Eastern/10pm Atlantic) for Round Three of 18 of their series. Tyler Hudson (Brandon, MS) leads the overall point standings and the Tim’s Corner Challenge standings, while Adam Gilliland (San Antonio, TX) and defending series champ Ray Alfalla (Cape Coral, FL) have already picked up Tim’s Corner Challenge bonuses on the season.
The Tim’s Corner Challenge is open to drivers who run a Tim’s Corner Motorsports logo on their car. Drivers who run the logo throughout the season are eligible for cash bonuses.
The race can be seen on the Motor Racing Network beginning at 9pm Eastern. The overall series champion is awarded $10,000 from NASCAR.
Photo Credit: Josh Chin