First Race of Season in the books.
Season 2 of the UCORA Throwback Indycar Season got off to great start with Broadcast partner GSRC (Global Sim Racing Channel).
Stofer who started 3rd took the lead on lap 2 and never looked back leading a race high 130 laps. The only time he was not leading was during the 2 pit cycles of the race.
As this was the first race of the season and with a bunch of new drivers, it was expected the race to have a few cautions. In the end there was only 1 caution and that happened on lap 129 when Travis Bennett got spun by lapped car Jose Miguel Phillips Viguera.
The race featured 20 drivers taking the green flag with 9 finishing on the lead lap.
3 drivers experienced connection issues during the race and finished multiple laps down.
As for Team DFR Driver Robert Blouin. Blouin qualified 7th and got stuck on the low line at the start and got shuffled back to 15th position by lap 5 when he was finally able to move his car to the outside preferred race line.
Blouin made his way to 12th position as he approached the first set of pit stops on lap 45. He rejoined the race in 18th and found himself in 10th place once the pit cycle was completed.
Blouin continued to run his race as planned and was sitting in 6th place by lap 90 when it was time for his second round of pit stops. Making sure to not make any mistake he rejoined the race in 13th place and sat 7th once the pit cycle was done.
After battling with Travis Bennett and Nate Burek for about 25 laps, Blouin was able to finally complete a pass on Bennett coming out of turn 2 on lap 118 and then started to pull away.
When the caution flag came out on lap 128 Blouin, his 6th place finish was set as the race would finish under caution.
The Race 1 Replay can be viewed on GSRC Homestead
The next Throwback race is on Feb 27 2020 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana California.