Rogers Benefits From Last-Lap Tussle in Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup Feature at Road Atlanta

Saturday looked to be the day that Mitchell deJong, one of iRacing’s most well-rounded World Championship drivers and a three-year veteran of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup, finally scored his first victory in the prestigious series at Road Atlanta. Until it wasn’t.

In a heartbreaker for both drivers, last-lap contact between deJong and Kevin Ellis Jr. in their laps-long battle for the lead sent deJong spinning, and opened the door for 2019 series champion Joshua Rogers and Tommy Ostgaard to get through. While Rogers had led all 10 laps of the sprint race to set the feature grid, he only led one lap—the most important one—on the way to his second win of the season, extending his points lead in the process.

Ostgaard, who started first in the main event thanks to the eight-car invert from the sprint results, led 12 laps on the way to his best finish of the year, while Ellis retained the final spot of the podium despite sliding across the line and into the grass and retaining wall. It was a much tougher go across the line for deJong, who would only recover to 14th place after running in the top three for almost the whole rest of the event. The American would retain second place in the point standings, but now sits 89 points back of Rogers at the halfway point of the campaign.

Still, it was a much harder-luck day for drivers like Dayne Warren and Zac Campbell, who both retired from the race before the halfway point after a multi-car accident that sent Warren tumbling out of a top five spot, and defending series champion Sebastian Job, who could only recover to 18th in the final running order after first-lap drama of his own. On the other side of the coin, Yohann Harth was the biggest gainer, recovering from 32nd on the grid after trouble in the sprint race to finish in the top 10; his 22-position jump was best of all drivers.

In the All-Star race, Emily “Emree” Jones continued her winning ways in the sprint race, coming to the line ahead of Jaroslav “Jardier” Honzik and Dan Suzuki in the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. But it was guest driver and Porsche works driver Matt Campbell who scored the main event win, with Emree and Jardier completing the podium. It was Campbell’s first feature win after back-to-back sprint race victories to start the season, while both Emree and Jardier returned to the feature podium from the previous round at Silverstone.

Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature results from Road Atlanta were as follows:










1892Joshua K Rogers2011:21.27083
2158Tommy Østgaard20-0.136121:21.68658
3330Kevin Ellis Jr20-0.31551:21.47755
41311Maximilian Benecke20-0.72001:21.23745
5693Charlie Collins20-0.82001:21.16764
6178Graham Carroll20-1.35301:21.29835
71969Moreno Sirica20-2.00901:21.34630
8117Jeff Giassi20-2.25001:21.33236
91618Sindre Setsaas20-2.64701:21.39129
103290Yohann Harth20-4.01601:21.36722
1115107Tuomas Tähtelä20-4.50701:21.21426
121449Jamie Fluke20-5.12101:21.33925
1330312Daniel Lafuente20-5.33701:21.36816
14424Mitchell deJong20-6.38221:21.24332
151827Patrik Holzmann20-7.89901:21.51815
16231David Williams20-8.66201:21.36424
17577Jeremy Bouteloup20-9.09701:21.28531
18121Sebastian Job20-12.40201:21.54217
19947Alejandro Sánchez20-14.45701:21.43519
20224Salva Talens20-15.08401:21.5346
213843Brian Lockwood20-16.25301:21.6885
2231119Pekka Tuomainen20-16.33201:21.6834
2337110Christopher Dambietz20-20.40701:21.3443
243628Carlos  Fenollosa20-21.19601:21.7762
253433Ricardo Castro Ledo20-26.92601:21.6451
26395Martin Krönke20-36.04301:22.2960
272012Alexander Thiebe8-12 L01:21.3431
281015Zac Campbell8-12 L01:21.21611
2923911Ayhancan Guven8-12 L01:21.5830
30757Dayne Warren7-13 L01:21.17328
313551Josh Thompson7-13 L01:21.5500
322942Matti Kaidesoja4-16 L01:23.0530
332699Mikkel Gade3-17 L00
3421121Diogo C. Pinto3-17 L01:22.1500
353350Ricardo  Rico2-18 L00
362813Alexander Wolters1-19 L00
374010Jack Sedgwick1-19 L00
382516Mack Bakkum1-19 L00
3924729Maxim Ramsteijn1-19 L00
4027211Thibault Cazaubon1-19 L00


Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup points through five rounds are as follows:

  1. Joshua Rogers, 348
  2. Mitchell deJong, 259
  3. Charlie Collins, 222
  4. Kevin Ellis Jr., 221
  5. Dayne Warren, 201
  6. Sebastian Job, 200
  7. Maximilian Benecke, 196
  8. Graham Carroll, 161
  9. Alejandro Sanchez, 145
  10. Tommy Ostgaard, 138

The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season continues this weekend with a return to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as the series kicks off the second half of its season but wraps up its two-race North American stretch at the same time. As always, coverage kicks off at 1PM ET with the All-Star action, and continues with the sim racing pros at 2PM ET. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit

All-Star Race image via Justin Prince