It’s time once again for some Saturday Night Thunder eNASCAR iRacing from Talladega Speedway.
After the heat races to determine the field, the drivers will run 57 laps around the high banked 2.66 mile track.
After a two minute round of single car qualifying, Josh Berry – last week’s winner – puts his number 88 car on the pole.
Splitting the field in half, 20 drivers from each heat race will move on to the main event for a 40 car field. Each heat race is only 10 laps each.
Forty eight drivers brought their simulator rigs to the competition but only 40 drivers will make the field.
Josh Berry brings the 24 car field down for the first heat race and takes the initial lead but it doesn’t take long for the drivers to get three wide. Even before the first lap is complete, Josh Berry and Alex Cabre make contact causing a big melee sending Berry into the air, but the track stays green.
Kyle Weatherrman leads the race after three laps.
Halfway through the race and the drivers are spread out on the track with small packs of drivers. Kyle Weatherman is the leader. After the opening lap melee, Josh Berry and Alex Cabre are one lap down.
With three laps remaining in the race, there are 17 cars on the lead lap.
Kyle Weather takes the white flag with Christian Eckes, Bailey Currey, Anthony Alfredo, and Noah Gragson, rounding out the top five.
Kyle Weatherman wins the first heat race.
After their crash, Josh Berry and Alex Cabre make the main event. Gus Dean Blake Koch Thad Moffitt, and Jeffrey Earnhardt failed to make the main event.
Scot Stenzel will bring the field down for the green flag in heat number two.
Scott Stenzel brings the field down for the green flag and the cars quickly get three wide with Scott Stenzel leading the way.
Lap two, Logan Seavey takes the lead.
Ryan Vargas takes the lead on lap three.
Michael Annett had an issue with his car and is out of the race.
Ruben Garcia spins out and hits the wall on lap five but the track stays green.
Logan Seavey has retaken the lead.
Lap six, Ryan Vargas takes the lead.
Logan Seavey takes the lead.
Lap seven Will Rodgers takes the lead.
Kaz Grala’s car is smoking and blows up.
Chase Briscoe takes the lead on lap eight.
Chase Briscoe wins the race.
Big crash on the final lap of the race but the track stays green. Ty Gibbs limps his smoking number 18 car across the finish line to be the final car in the race.
With a 57 lap race, the drivers will be required to make at least one pit stop. Caution flags are in play and the drivers get one reset to fix crash damage.
Kyle Weatherman brings the field down for the main event start and takes the lead as Chase Briscoe quickly drops through the field. A number of drivers fall back in the field in hopes of avoiding any crash damage.
Lap three, Kyle Weatherman holds on to the lead with Alex Labbe in second.
Lap four, Alex Labbe edges out to lead but Kyle Weatherman quickly retakes the lead.
The caution flag comes out on lap five for a big wreck including Tommy Joe Martins, Brandon Brown, Justin Haley, and Noah Gragson.
While most of the leaders stayed out on the track, leader Kyle Weatherman comes down pit road and give the lead over Christian Eckes.
Christian Eckes brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap nine, and jumps out in front for the lead as the drivers try to make it three wide.
Anthony Alfredo takes the lead on lap 10 after a little push.
Lap 12, Anthony Alfredo and Alex Labbe battle for the lead with Alfredo holding on to the lead.
Christian Eckes got out in front for a moment but had it quickly taken away when Alex Labbe takes over the lead of the race.
Forty to go, Alex Labbe leads the pack but is getting a challenge from Christian Eckes.
Lap 20 Anthony Alfredo gets out in front for the lead.
Lap 21 Christian Eckes takes the lead as the drivers begin to get aggressive and battling for the lead.
As the drivers approach the halfway mark, there are 38 cars on the lead lap with all 40 drivers still in the race.
Lap 25, Christian Eckes is the leader; Alex Labbe, Anthony Alfredo, Scott Stenzel and Noah Gragson round out the top five.
Lap 28, green flag pit stops have begun with Stephen Leicht the first driver down.
Scott Stenzel brings out the caution flag when he gets airborne and into the wall after three drivers try to bump draft. Noah Gragson was also involved in the crash.
Christian Eckes wins the race off of pit road.
Currently Harrison Burton is the leader but he has yet to make his pit stop. Once he does, Christian Eckes will bring the field down for the green flag.
Christian Eckes brings the field down for the green flag restart of the race with 24 laps remaining in the race. Christian Eckes gets out in front for the lead but the outside lane is coming on to challenge.
Bayley Currey takes the lead of the race.
Christian Eckes passes on the outside to take the lead with 23 laps to go. Drivers are wrecking back in the field but it stays green.
Alex Labbe takes the lead but Christian Eckes quickly retakes the top spot.
Alex Labbe moves ot the outside to challenge Christian Eckes for the lead but Eckes holds on to the top spot with just 20 laps remaining in the race.
Going four wide, Donny Lia brings out the caution flag after making contact.
Christian Eckes brings the field down for the green flag restart with 15 laps remaining in the race. Eckes jumps out in front for the lead as the top line is a little slow to get moving.
The drivers are getting aggressive and cause a big crash that brings out the caution flag. Brandon Brown went flying after contact with Josh Berry. Alex Labbe and several other drivers were also involved.
Josh Berry is the new leader.
With only nine laps remaining in the race, Josh Berry brings the field down for the green flag restart and edges out Tyler Ankrum for the lead with a little push form Anthony Alfredo. There are 35 cars on the lead lap.
Tyler Ankrum gets around Josh Berry to take the lead.
Logan Seavey is the new leader.
Seven to go, Tyler Ankrum and Logan Seavy swap the lead back and forth.
The caution flag comes out with seven laps to go after the second big crash Todd Gilliland, Chase Briscoe, Alex Labbe, Ryan Truex, Will Rodgers, and Ty Gibbs were among those who were involved in the crash.
Race control has black flagged Ty Gibbs after an altercation with Drew Dollar during the caution; Gibbs has been parked and is out of the race.
Tyler Ankurm brings the field down for a two lap shootout to finish the race in regulation. Ankrum takes the green flag with Josh Berry alongside on the front row. The drivers were three wide on the restart with Tyler Ankrum getting the lead but gets turned around causing a massive wreck that involves nearly half the field and brings out the caution flag. Tyler Ankrum, Christian Eckes, Kyle Weatherman, Donnie Lia, and Brett Moffitt were only a few of the drivers involved.
The race goes into overtime and will make the first of three green/white/checker finishes.
Logan Seavey brings the field down for the first overtime finish attempt with Anthony Alfred alongside on the front row. Logan Seavey edges out for the lead. After a push, Anthony Alfred gets out in front for the lead but Logan Seavey retakes the lead.
The white flag comes out and Anthony Alfredo gets pushed and slams the wall but the track stays green.
Getting three and four wide and wrecking, Landon Huffman takes the win in a wild finish.