SAMUEL REIMAN COMMUNITY SIM RACING BLOG #6

Samuel Reiman continues with his sim racing blogs here at simrace247.com. Keeping the community up to date with his events in sim racing. Blog #6

Samuel Reiman is a known figure in sim racing, for those that do not know you may come across his commentating on sim racing events (and notable large ones) as well as racing in a variety of sim racing events and series in iRacing.

We are pleased to have him here at simrace247 with his blogs.

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There are certain things that are guaranteed in life that can get in the way of sim racing. Taxes and real life to name a few.

A recent work schedule change has kept me out of the past several rounds of the Lionheart IndyCar Series on iRacing. I enjoy racing in Lionheart-sanctioned events though and was awaiting my opportunity to get back out there on track.

On Monday, I finally had that opportunity as I was one of 30 starters in Round 13 of the 2021 Lionheart Speedway Series at Pocono.

The Lionheart Speedway Series is Lionheart’s third-tier division. It is in its inaugural season and features 18 rounds in the Dallara DW12, exclusively on ovals, with the events broadcast on Racespot TV on Monday nights.

I opted not to turn a lap in qualifying for my maiden race at Pocono as I have had a history of incidents at this circuit. On top of that, the Lionheart Speedway Series has had some ugly races this season and I didn’t want to get involved with any opening-lap carnage.

Of course, as luck would have it, this race happened to run all 80 laps caution-free. However, that was fine by me, as there was now another issue for us all to deal with:

Fuel Mileage

Our cars could all go about 26 laps on fuel. 26 + 26 + 26 = 78, so you would have to save two laps of fuel at some point. Since I was starting at the back, it was easy for me to find traffic to use the draft off of early during my runs. Then, once I hit my fuel number, I was able to go into full attack mode for the second half of my stints.

Watching the broadcast back, you may think I was destined for a poor finish as I was running 22nd with 20 laps to go. However, at this point, I was only looking forwards and, as others struggled to make it to the end on fumes, I found myself crossing the line in 9th place.

To view the full race replay view the feed presented

 

The Lionheart Speedway Series is back in action next Monday night from Iowa, where I aim to start to build a run of Top 10s.

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To read more about Samuel and his passion for motorsport, read his introductory blog: Samuel Reiman

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