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  • Writer's pictureLarry Blair

Race Report: SRU Cup Series Season 14 Playoffs, #13 Kyle Heath wins round #1!

P1 #13 Kyle Heath

September 10, 2023, 6:30 PM

The roar of virtual engines echoed through the historic Darlington Raceway as the SRU Cup Series Season 14 playoffs kicked off in spectacular fashion. With adrenaline-pumping action, fierce competition, and nail-biting moments, the inaugural playoff race promised a thrilling night of sim racing.

Race Overview

  • Race Session: 215438167/63641961 (Unofficial)

  • League: Sim Racing Unleashed Cup Series

  • League Season: Season 14

As the engines revved up, here's a closer look at how the race unfolded:

Weather Conditions

  • Temperature: 83°F

  • Wind: South at 9 MPH

  • Atmosphere: 40% Relative Humidity

  • Skies: Partly Cloudy

  • Time of Day: 2023-09-03, 16:00

P2 #2 Brandon Sheets

P3 #25 Brandon Hartwell

Race Results

  1. Kyle Heath (#13): Starting in the 6th position, Kyle Heath delivered a masterful performance, leading the pack and crossing the finish line in first place after 147 laps.

  2. Brandon Sheets (#2): Brandon Sheets displayed remarkable skill, finishing just 0.611 seconds behind the leader and securing the second position.

  3. Brandon Hartwell (#25): Brandon Hartwell, with a commendable effort, clinched the third spot, 2.836 seconds behind the leader.

  4. Greg Wood3 (#67): Greg Wood3 showcased his racing prowess, finishing fourth and making a notable impact on the race.

  5. Michael DeWalt (#8): Michael DeWalt, despite facing challenges, demonstrated resilience and secured the fifth position.

  6. Mark Whitley (#77): Mark Whitley, the Season 14 Regular Season Champion, finished in sixth place after starting on the pole. While he didn't capture the top spot this time, his remarkable consistency throughout the season is a testament to his skill.

Notable Moments

  • The race featured 4 cautions, with 16 caution laps, adding an element of strategy and unpredictability.

  • A total of 7 lead changes kept the audience on the edge of their seats, showcasing the competitiveness of the SRU Cup Series.

The Darlington showdown was a testament to the exceptional talent and sportsmanship of the SRU Cup Series racers. Congratulations to Kyle Heath for an outstanding victory and to all the participants for an unforgettable race!

As the SRU Cup Series Season 14 playoffs continue, the excitement is sure to build, and the battle for championship glory is far from over. Stay tuned for more exhilarating sim racing action in the coming races.

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