Kevin Keselowski continued his tear to start the first season of the National Simulation Racing Series (NSRS), winning the second race of the season at Iowa Speedway.
Keselowski led 77 of the 125 laps around the Newton, Iowa racetrack, improving to two-for-two on the young season. Keselowski has led 78 percent of the laps thus far in the season.
Keselowski took the lead on lap 102, passing eventual runner-up Alex Light. Outside of one last stint of green-flag pit stops, Keselowski led the rest of the way for the win.
Last year’s Short Track Simulation Circuit (STSC) champion, Danny Vandoorne, finished third, rebounding from a disappointing retirement in the season opener at Darlington. Jack Stevens finished fourth after leading 13 laps, with Dave Lake rounding out the top five.
As a result of his dominance, Keselowski now holds a 63-point lead in the NSRS points standings after two of 15 races in the inaugural season. Tilly Tamburlaine, who finished eighth at Iowa, sits second in points, followed by Light, Tigole Bitties, and Luis Cabrera Perez.
The NSRS goes international in its next event, the first SCOR-sanctioned event away from American soil. The Eurospeedway Lausitz in Germany plays host to the third race of the season, on its 2-mile oval layout.
Golden Wheel: Keselowski is two-for-two on wins in the inaugural NSRS season, giving him an early lead for the Golden Wheel.
Lapsetter: Derek Zoolander started on the pole at Iowa, with a qualifying time of 23.260 seconds.
Lead Dog Award: Once again, Keselowski led the most laps in the race.
Hard Charger: Alex Light may have finished second, but he started 23rd after a poor qualifying effort to earn the race’s Hard Charger award.