The 1.5 mile fall challenge: Baldwin and Bradley qualify

Drivers competed in three qualifying events at Anarchy Motorsports Server (AMS) in order to be eligible to win a cash bonus. The 1.5 mile fall challenge began on August 30th at Texas Motor Speedway and will end on Thursday October 11th at Charlotte Motor Speedway with two drivers eligible.

The challenge consisted of just winning one of qualifying events to be eligible. Dalton Baldwin, who won at Texas and Las Vegas and Matthew Bradley, who won at Atlanta, are both eligible for the cash bonus.

Baldwin, a veteran at AMS has captured several championships since joining in early 2008.

“I won my first cup series championship in our 2010A season. In the 2010B season, I won both the Cup Series and Nationwide Series championships.”

The first qualifying race was at Texas Motor Speedway on August 30th and it went all Baldwin’s way. Baldwin made a statement by starting from the pole and then dominating the entire race by leading 104 of the 125 laps while lapping the entire field.

Baldwin continued on in the second qualifying race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 13th. Baldwin started eighth but struggled with adjustments all race long but still led 94 of the 125 laps and held off Bradley to win the second qualifier.

“At Texas, I just really figured out the setup and had it down. But at Vegas it wasn’t the same story. I just couldn’t get the car to respond to adjustments how I wanted it to. I had a decent and comfortable setup and I put it in and drove it as hard as I could. Matthew Bradley and I had an awesome battle for the lead for a long time during that race. He definitely had a faster car than I did, but he got messed up by a late caution during green flag pit stops.”

The third and final qualifying race was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 27th. Baldwin started from the pole and led 70 laps while Bradley, who started fourth, led 30 laps before taking the checkered flag and won the final qualifying race.

“I won the final qualifying race so I knew it was my last shot. I worked on my setup for about 15 hours during the previous two weeks until I got it to a point where I was very confident on a full fuel run. This is much longer than I would normally spend on a setup. When it got to the race I quickly realized that I had the fastest car but I was most worried about getting into trouble on a restart. However, I went too fast on pit road trying to race Dalton out of pit road and then I got involved in a wreck shortly after the restart. I was two laps down after repairs and passed the entire field twice to get back on the lead lap and eventually to the lead. So it was a very tough race.” Bradley said.

Charlotte was going to be a great battle between Baldwin and Bradley for the bonus. But unfortunately, Baldwin is also a NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour driver and will have to race in the rescheduled race also being run on October 11th.

“Unfortunately, the Whelen Southern Modified Tour race at Charlotte is the Thursday night of our 188 at Charlotte. So, unless the modified race was rained out or something, there’s no way I could make it. It sucks, because I really like Charlotte on iRacing, it’s an awesome track, and I was looking forward to racing for the promo money.”

Be sure to tune in on October 11th to see if Baldwin make it or if Bradley can win it for himself at Charlotte.

If you are looking for an iRacing league to join, check out AMS.

“I love this league. It’s an awesome league with great guys. I’ve never been apart of something that’s so competitive, yet so much fun, and everyone gets along so well. I would suggest that anyone looking for a league to join on iRacing to seriously consider us.” Baldwin said.

“I’d like to thank all the admin at Anarchy Motorsports for running such a fair, friendly and welcoming league. I’d also like to thank them for working tirelessly to get sponsors for races and to arrange incentives for winners. I’ve been involved in several leagues before but this is the best organized and most enjoyable league I’ve been involved in.” Bradley added.

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