DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports Race Preview: Canadian Tire
January 14th, 2022 by Chris Leone
Image via Justin Melillo
The DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports season continues this weekend with a visit to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, its first of three consecutive road courses over the five-race season. As always, the action can be seen live on eNASCAR.com/live and iRacing social media on Saturday at 12PM ET/17:00 GMT.
Last Week: With 26 drivers and the largest field in series history in tow, the season opened up at Homestead-Miami Speedway, marking a shift to oval competition for the first time after a three-race slate of road courses last year. ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver Nick Sanchez qualified on pole and dominated most of the race before contact with NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver Treyten Lapcevich as the duo caught a lapped car, an incident that ended with Lapcevich inheriting the lead and Sanchez retiring from the race just a lap later.
But fellow ARCA and Drive for Diversity racer Rajah Caruth, who will make his real-world debut in these NASCAR Xfinity Series cars later this year for Alpha Prime Racing, reeled in Lapcevich over the following laps, and made the winning pass with 10 laps to go. Victor Barrales Jr. would also get around Lapcevich to take second, while Miguel Gomes and Diego Ortiz completed the top five.
Track Facts: Opened in 1961 and formerly known as Mosport, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has hosted many of the world’s premier racing series over its 60-year history. A mainstay of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series schedule from its inaugural season under NASCAR sanction in 2007, the track made its NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in 2013. Its final laps, and especially its right-hand last corner, have produced many of that series’ most thrilling race finishes over the past decade.
Next Week: Following Canadian Tire, the DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports heads to Circuit Zolder in Belgium for its lone round off of North American soil. The track has regularly played host to the final events of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series season over the past decade.
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