Bobo wins iRX Pro Qualifier at Daytona
Our resident Rallycross competitor Beau Albert has been competing over the last eight weeks in the iRacing Rallycross Pro Qualifiers for a slot in the 2020 World Championship. After an unlucky week at Phoenix left him just 20 points above the cut-off, Beau would need a significant result at Daytona.
Qualifying second was a critical start to the event with the Top 8 separated by a tenth and a half, but also as it put Beau on the Pole for the second Heat Race. Beau managed to out-drag the fast-starting Subaru's alongside him and after taking his joker lap at the first opportunity, controlled the Heat Race from the front.
This result would put him on the Front row for the feature and Beau was able to capitalise perfectly after the Pole Sitter bogged down, allowing the Altus Beetle to lead into Turn 1. With the field checking up for an incident at Turn 2, Beau was able to extend his lead and once again took the Joker lap as soon as possible to gap his competitors.
From here, Beau was able to maintain the gap behind and cross the line to take victory in the 6.1k SOF race and grab the biggest points of the week. Beau is hoping to become the first driver from Australia to enter the iRacing Rallycross World Championship since 2018 and now sits 8th in the standings on corrected order with just five rounds remaining.