Back in 2018, Jimmy Mullis scored his first career eNASCAR victory as iRacing’s premier championship for stock car drivers visited the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Two years later, the series returned to the Magic Mile, and it was once again Mullis on top.

The Richmond Raceway eSports driver dominated the caution-filled race, leading 116 of the 157 laps eventually completed after the 11th and final caution of the night sent the race into overtime. Williams Esports’ Matt Bussa finished a strong second, while Dover winner Nick Ottinger, polesitter Graham Bowlin, and two-time NHMS winner Michael Conti completed the top five. Mullis got past Bowlin on Lap 42 and never looked back, even as a green-white-checkered finish threatened to open the door for his competitors to make the winning move.

Although the Loudon, NH circuit technically isn’t a short track at 1.058 miles, it can certainly race like one, and such was the case on Tuesday night. In contrast to the relatively clean rounds at larger tracks, with even the season opener at Daytona International Speedway going caution-free, 53 of last night’s 157 laps were run under caution. Only the true short tracks at Bristol and Richmond have seen more caution laps in an event so far this year.

While a caution-heavy race from New Hampshire was expected, the incidents did plenty to jumble up the field. all the carnage proved valuable for former series champions Ryan Luza and Ray Alfalla. Luza started a disappointing 34th, but found himself in seventh place at race’s end. Alfalla came in behind him in eighth, working his way up from 23rd. The top-10 results only strengthened their respective playoff bids, as Luza sits just four points out of the championship lead and Alfalla is 35 points clear of Mullis in ninth place, the first driver currently out.

On the opposite side of the coin, incoming points leader Keegan Leahy fell to the back of the pack early after contact with Eric Smith, only clawing his way back to 22nd place at race’s end after having to make up two laps. But larger incidents also ended promising nights for defending series champion Zack Novak, who had fought his way into the top 10 from the 30th starting spot, third-place qualifier Christian Challiner, and the Roush Fenway Racing duo of Kollin Keister and Nathan Lyon, who were both poised to convert top-10 starting spots into strong results.

Full results from eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Led

Interval

Best

Pts

1 2 46 Jimmy Mullis Toyota 157 116 29.876 45
2 4 5 Matt Bussa Ford 157 0 -0.296 29.800 39
3 9 25 Nick Ottinger Chevrolet 157 0 -0.460 29.887 38
4 1 18 Graham A. Bowlin Toyota 157 41 -0.931 29.982 38
5 7 8 Michael Conti Chevrolet 157 0 -0.931 29.942 36
6 8 99 Logan Clampitt Toyota 157 0 -1.038 29.907 35
7 34 53 Ryan Michael Luza Ford 157 0 -1.209 30.160 34
8 23 2 Ray Alfalla Chevrolet 157 0 -1.316 30.147 33
9 5 27 Corey Vincent Ford 157 0 -1.386 30.222 32
10 13 83 Bobby Zalenski Chevrolet 157 0 -1.545 30.236 31
11 12 21 Garrett Lowe Ford 157 0 -1.547 30.105 30
12 15 51 Malik Ray Toyota 157 0 -1.772 30.292 29
13 36 55 Caine Cook Ford 157 0 -1.887 30.130 28
14 39 33 Michael Guest Chevrolet 157 0 -2.113 30.217 27
15 25 97 John Gorlinsky Chevrolet 157 0 -2.445 30.279 26
16 26 23 Casey Kirwan Toyota 157 0 -2.796 30.241 25
17 11 3 Blake Reynolds Chevrolet 157 0 -2.929 30.323 24
18 32 16 Chris Overland Ford 157 0 -2.993 30.388 23
19 22 42 Bob Bryant Chevrolet 157 0 -3.072 30.283 22
20 24 14 Brandon Hayse Kettelle Ford 157 0 -3.369 30.206 21
21 16 10 Justin Bolton Ford 157 0 -3.637 30.234 20
22 17 32 Keegan Leahy Toyota 157 0 -3.744 30.248 19
23 27 1 Steve Sheehan Chevrolet 157 0 -3.955 30.361 18
24 37 54 Alex McCollum3 Chevrolet 157 0 -3.959 30.246 17
25 14 36 Chris Shearburn Chevrolet 157 0 -4.187 30.351 16
26 38 4 Santiago Tirres Chevrolet 157 0 -4.249 30.105 15
27 18 15 Michael Guariglia Ford 157 0 -4.285 30.444 14
28 35 41 Dylan Duval Ford 157 0 -4.473 30.351 13
29 19 24 Jake Nichols Ford 157 0 -4.476 30.258 12
30 31 75 Phillip Diaz Ford 157 0 -4.582 30.389 11
31 6 17 Kollin Keister Ford 157 0 -4.766 30.066 10
32 30 90 Zack Novak Toyota 157 0 -4.775 30.232 9
33 40 66 Jarl Teien Chevrolet 157 0 -4.831 30.512 8
34 20 9 Eric J. Smith Ford 157 0 -4.901 30.378 7
35 21 77 Ashton Crowder Toyota 157 0 -5.135 30.240 6
36 3 37 Christian Challiner Chevrolet 157 0 -5.164 30.161 5
37 28 79 Brian Schoenburg Ford 157 0 -7.101 30.347 4
38 33 88 Brad Davies Chevrolet 157 0 -7.567 30.031 3
39 10 6 Nathan Lyon Ford 157 0 -11.332 30.235 2
40 29 47 Jeremy R Allen Chevrolet 25 0 -132 L 30.510 1

 

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series points through 10 races are as follows:

  1. Keegan Leahy, 327
  2. Ryan Luza, 323
  3. Garrett Lowe, 319
  4. Bobby Zalenski, 303
  5. Michael Conti, 300
  6. Nick Ottinger, 283
  7. Ray Alfalla, 280
  8. Graham Bowlin, 264
  9. Jimmy Mullis, 245
  10. Logan Clampitt, 240

With exactly half of its races now in the books, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series continues its season in two weeks’ time from Michigan International Speedway on July 28. As always, the action can be seen live at 9PM ET on eNASCAR.com/live and iRacing.com/live. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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