After three races, the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 points standings could not be tighter. One point separates the top three in the standings in the iRacing series featuring top real-world Late Model racers, with just four points separating the top five.
Leading the way for now is eRattler 250 presented by PFC Brakes winner Devon Morgan. The South Carolina racer leads Alex McCollum and Parker Retzlaff by just one point. McCollum won the second race of the season, the Festival of Speed at virtual USA International Raceway.
2020 Kulwicki Driver Development Program semifinalist Riley Stenjem sits fourth, three points behind Morgan. Last Saturday’s winnerat virtual Lucas Oil Raceway, Kaden Honeycutt, is one point behind Stenjem in fifth.
The points standings include a “drop week,” which removes the worst race of the season for each competitor. This is helpful to McCollum, who failed to qualify for the season-opening eRattler 250. However, with that drop spent on opening week, he has a smaller margin for error than most of the opposition.
Along with points for finishing position in the feature event each week, there are bonus points available for heat race wins, setting fast time in qualifying, leading a lap and leading the most laps.
There is also a penalty point for any driver who accrues more than 20 “incident points” in the iRacing service over the course of a Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 event. Incident points can be accrued by leaving the racing surface, losing control of your vehicle, or making contact with the wall or another competitor. These points are assessed to all drivers involved individually on a no-fault basis.
With seven races to go, there’s still plenty of time for other drivers to add their names to the championship picture. Currently nine drivers are within 15 points of Morgan for the top spot.
There’s also added incentive for the champion of the sim racing series. Along with a points fund sponsored by Rowdy Energy and PFC Brakes, the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series champion will receive an invitation to the Speed51 Super Late Model All-Star RAce.
The Super Late Model All-Star Race will take place for the second time in 2020, at a date and venue to be determined. Bubba Pollard won last year’s race at Lucas Oil Raceway in September against some of the best Super Late Model racers in the country.
The Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 returns to action Saturday, April 11 at the virtual Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Fans can click hereto watch past series races as well as tune in to upcoming events.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
Current Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 Points Standings
|7||Max J Cookson||89|
|14||Carson S. Hocevar||81|
|22||Mason A. Diaz||68|
|28||Sammy L Smith||52|
|31||Greg Van Alst||49|