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Corey Heim Scores the Win in Monday Night Racing Debut

Taking home the win in the Monday Night Racing Pro Series Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway tonight (June 27) was Corey Heim.

“Feels great, heard about this league for a long time, heard great things about it — to come into the league and hang with these really good iRacers, it feels great to get my Supra in victory lane today,” Heim said after his first win in his first start in the MNR Pro Series.

This was a “normal” race versus one that has an unusual track and car combination. The Xfinity Series car at a track like Charlotte is what many of the drivers in the field are used to when it comes to iRacing.

Malik Ray dominated the event from the start until a strategy call trapped him in the middle of the field around lap 90. He was never able to recover after being involved in a late race wreck. As an eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series driver, he has plenty of experience on the sim at this track. He was the odds-on favorite going into this race, but because of the strategy call and wreck, he came up short.

The major race-changing event took place around lap 85 when a huge restart wreck ensued behind the leaders. That took out about 10 drivers. Then strategy kicked in. Heim stayed out and was able to keep the lead after a rash of cautions near the end.

Nick Olsen, David Schildhouse, Collin Fern and Bailey Turner rounded out the top five finishers tonight.

The next race will be in two weeks (July 11) with the Camping World Trucks at Michigan International Speedway. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on Twitch.tv/podiumesports.

About the author

Brandon is a 22-year-old from NY and has been a passionate follower of motorsports for 14 years now. He recently graduated from Molloy College on Long Island with a BA in Communications. Working within NASCAR has been a dream for Brandon for a while, and he hopes to be able to live out the dream in the very near future.

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