Connor Barry Becomes Inaugural iRacing Off-Road Champion at Crandon

Altus Esports’ Killian Dall’olmo and Team General Tire’s Cam Pedersen took the race wins, but it was Pedersen’s teammate Connor Barry who would end Wednesday night’s iRacing Off Road Championship Series finale at Crandon International Raceway presented by Vision Wheel as the champion. Barry takes home the largest share of the $25,000 purse after finishing third in the first feature and sixth in the second to lock in a 25-point championship advantage over Factory Simsport’s Keaton Swane.

Pedersen locked up the season-long Vision Wheel Pole Award with the fastest qualifying time of the night, but Christopher Plumley would get the jump on Crandon’s famous 10-wide landrush start to lead the first lap and take the Big Green Egg Green Flag Award. But pressure from Dall’olmo would see the lead change hands on Lap 2, and he’d never look back; his brother Quentin would jump into second a few laps later.

The second race would see a similar split, with one driver leading nine laps and the other just one, but in the opposite direction. Team General Tire’s Jakob Rafoss would launch into the lead, aiming to take his second checkered flag of the year and earning a Big Green Egg Green Flag Award of his own, but Pedersen would shadow him lap in and lap out as they pulled away from the field. Finally, after taking the white flag, the Canadian would make his move, getting off the final corner just a little bit better to win his series-leading fourth race of the year by just .105 seconds.

Barry and Swane entered the night split by just 14 points, but it was the first race that told the story between them. Thanks to a cleaner start, Barry would lock up third place in the first race, while Swane would fight valiantly to come home ninth—just missing the eight-truck invert for lane choice for the second race. Swane would respond with a fifth place run in the finale, but with Barry just behind him in sixth, most of the incoming gap would stand.

Multiple drivers tied for both CBR Hard Charger Awards on the night, with Team General Tire’s Brandyn Proudfoot and Legion Speedsports’ Tom Grady tying for most spots gained in the first race with 10 and Jim Beaver eSports’ Felix Roy, SET Esports’ Tommi Hallman, and Williams Esports’ Josh Fox each gaining seven spots in the second. Prior to the sim racing pros, the All-Star season wrapped up with Volkswagen Beetle Lites in action, with Zachary Drapkin and Wes “The Mess” Graham taking the victories. Drapkin and Luke Knupp, both real-world off-road racers, tied for most points on the season with 578, with Knupp edging out Drapkin on race wins, 7-5.

Results from Round 15 of the iRacing Off Road Championship Series finale at Crandon International Raceway presented by Vision Wheel were as follows:

  1. #18 Killian Dall’olmo, 10 laps
  2. #22 Quentin Dall’olmo, +0.255
  3. #2 Connor Barry, +0.763
  4. #58 Josh Edmundson, +1.240
  5. #36 Christopher Plumley, +1.677

Results from Round 16 of the iRacing Off Road Championship Series finale at Crandon International Raceway presented by Vision Wheel were as follows:

  1. #48 Cam Pedersen, 10 laps
  2. #13 Jakob Rafoss, +0.105
  3. #91 Felix Roy, +3.465
  4. #87 Tommi Hallman, +5.131
  5. #21 Keaton Swane, +5.262

Final points for the 2022 of the iRacing Off Road Championship Series season are as follows:

  1. Connor Barry, 722
  2. Keaton Swane, 697
  3. Felix Roy, 629
  4. Josh Edmundson, 619
  5. Killian Dall’olmo, 610
  6. Connor Parise, 568
  7. Cam Pedersen, 533
  8. Christopher Plumley, 491
  9. Alex Bergeron, 459
  10. Jakob Rafoss, 458
  11. Brandyn Proudfoot, 456
  12. Josh Fox, 431
  13. Tommi Hallman, 425
  14. Quentin Dall’olmo, 382
  15. Nicholas Dachelet, 347
  16. Tom Grady, 332
  17. Cody Retzlaff, 322
  18. Keith Jeffery, 314
  19. Crystal King, 310
  20. Tyson Miller, 284
  21. Toni Lahteenmaki, 272
  22. Trenton Briley, 245
  23. Terry Miller, 242
  24. Nick Larson, 173

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