Sage Karam made his second appearance in as many weeks in the official Verizon IndyCar Sim Racing League sponsored by iRacing.com and RACER when it moved on to Pocono on Tuesday, but his evening got off to a tough start when he failed to post a lap in qualifying and was forced to line up at the rear of the 24-car grid.
While polesitter Brandon Traino took off at the start, Karam was a man on a mission. Moving quickly through the field, he gradually worked his way into the top 10. His charge came to a halt towards the end of the 140-lap race when he got loose coming out of Turn 1 and made heavy contact with the outside wall. He was running in ninth place at the time.
Heavy attrition elsewhere meant that there were just 10 cars left on the lead lap at the end. Brandon Trost who took the win after a battle with Matt Pawelski, who finished just over 0.5s behind Trost in second, with Martin Miller taking third ahead of Tim Doyle and Tim Miller.
Next week, the series returns to road racing and heads to Sonoma Raceway.