championship performance

Posted on: September 7, 2011 | Comments(6) | Fans, iRacing | By: DPhillips

Yang Ou on-track at Infineon Raceway

Yang Ou at Infineon Raceway

Yang Ou secured the IZOD IndyCar Series Premier road racing title like a true champion, leading from lights to flag in the top Strength of Field race at Infineon Raceway.  Taking his ninth win of the season, Ou crossed the line 18.7s ahead of Andre Boettcher with Aleksi Elomaa a further 23 seconds back just ahead of PJ Stergios.

Ou’s domination of the online race came as no surprise, given than fact that he claimed his 11th pole position in a dozen outings with a sizzling lap of 1:15.593, more than .3s quicker than Boettcher’s best.   In fact, only Ou and Boettcher broke into the 1:15s as Elomaa gridded third with a best lap of 1:16.715.

“The race went well,” said Ou.  “I was very conservative on the first stint, because I hadn’t done a full fuel run to check the tire wear. Even so, the car started to get sideways quite easily due to the big elevation changes in most of the turns, and when accelerating out of the hairpins as well. I started to pick up the pace a bit in the second stint knowing that it will be shorter so I won’t have to save tires as much as the first run. I crossed the finish line and it feels like one of the shortest road courses this season.  Maybe it was, or maybe it’s just because of the fact that Sonoma is a great track for the IndyCars, it is tons of fun to race here.”

Ou’s championship-winning performance netted him $500 and the first place trophy.  In concert with the fact that he is in the driver’s seat in the IZOD IndyCar Series Premier oval series, Ou also has the inside track on the overall IZOD IndyCar Series Premier championship and the $1000 and airfare, hotel and VIP tickets package for two people to the IZOD INDYCAR World Championship at Las Vegas Motor Speedway the weekend of Oct. 16.

“I’d like to thank my fellow competitors Aleksi, André, PJ, Santiago, Joao Pinho and many other skillful road course drivers for making it a fun and competitive season in the iRacing IndyCar Road Premier Series,” said Ou.  “A nd well done for their great driving!”

The second race saw Raymond Mooney come from seventh on the grid to earn the win in his first appearance in the IZOD IndyCar Series Premier road racing this season.


There are 6 comments for this post.

  1. JoeyS on September 7, 2011 6:56 pm

    good job Yang well done

  2. TedNes on September 12, 2011 4:21 pm

    I’m a little tired of reading about iRacing on the blog all the time……how about silly season, new engine, new chassis, Dixon’s daughter, Tag’s trip to italy, etc etc etc…..can we please move on past the gaming???

  3. SteveS on September 13, 2011 10:52 am

    @TedNes Ever heard of the NEWS page?

  4. TedNes on September 13, 2011 4:06 pm

    News is news….blogs are about opinion, thinking and conjecture, someone’s take on something, not NEWS per se….

  5. SteveS on September 14, 2011 10:58 am

    Do you also complain on every Youtube video that aren’t about what your personal interest? The blogs are not written all by one person either. Every blogger can write about their own life and interests and they have the right to do so.

    You on the other hand, have no business telling the bloggers what they should or should not write about. And in contrary to what you might think, you do not speak for everyone. Many IndyCar fans are interested in gaming, maybe even the majority. Something you must realize if you are a US citizen is that this is a free country. You have no say in what the blogs should be about, and if you don’t particularly care for a subject, no one forces you read about it.

    You could ask some of the bloggers politely to write about Dixon, Tags or whatever you want to read about. But in the end, whether they want to do it or not is still their choice and you need to respect that.

    If you want explicit opinions on everything in IndyCar, is a good place to start reading.

  6. Elizabeth Adams on October 3, 2011 11:27 am
    Elizabeth Adams

    I agree with Steve, blogs are written by different opinions of bloggers. Blogs come with different categories, just check out that ones that you are interested in.

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