Coming into the event, Beast Racing drivers Brock and Zak felt prepared for the race entering in the Ferrari GTE class. With quite a bit of practice the couple weeks leading up they were confident that a strong finish was waiting for them. Starting the race from mid pack the plan was to settle in, get comfortable with the car then start picking positions off as they knew they had strong race pace.
Unfortunately, patience was not on everyone’s agenda. Being mid pack several cars were quite aggressive at the beginning. Lap 5 a couple of those cars made some contact coming through the chute (turn 6) sending one spinning in front of Brock. No room nor time to avoid and multiple cars piling into the incident 22 minutes of required repairs were the result. Putting a big damper on the race that early on made for a grueling remaining 5.5 hours. Coming out of the pits dead last in class, the new plan was to just salvage positions.
Quickly Brock started showing the same pace as the top 5 but being 16 laps down from repair there wasn’t much of a chance. Zak hopped in the car mid race running two stints virtually matching Brocks race pace which made for a solid duo for the car. The rest of the race went virtually clean and smooth. Brock finished out the last stint of the race and placing the car P18 across the finish after a nice last 5 lap battle for position.
At the end of the day both drivers showed great podium position pace. If not for the early involvement in a wreck, which seems to be the rut the Beast cars are stuck in with the iRacing endurance series at the moment, a great result was very likely. Once the beast cars can get the monkey off their back and a little luck on their side, look for them to be fighting for a podium position at the end. Overall a fun event, showing great pace proving a great foundation for the Beast Racing Road Team.