Nick Ottinger scored his 15th career eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series victory, and the first points-paying win for William Byron eSports, on Tuesday night by dominating the action at Dover International Speedway. Ottinger led a race-high 105 of 200 laps, spoiling Ryan Luza’s bid to make history as the first driver to win four consecutive races in series history and maintaining a solid lead over Brad Davies coming to the finish.

Despite fears that a first-lap accident that sent Chris Shearburn sideways in Turns 1 and 2 would set the tone, Tuesday night was the cleanest Dover race in series history. Just two cautions for eight laps slowed the pace, giving drivers a chance to show their long-run speed and allowing green-flag pit stops and tire management to make the difference. A number of drivers had trouble with pit road, including incoming points leader Bobby Zalenski, who at one point missed the pit entry, lost a lap, and eventually finished 32nd.

That opened the door for Luza, who started third and took over the lead from polesitter Ray Alfalla on Lap 10. The Homestead, Bristol, and Richmond winner led 64 laps, but made contact with the wall in an unforced error and eventually came home fourth. Nonetheless, Luza’s strong run of results have enabled him to not only take over the points lead, but also the team championship lead for Williams Esports alongside teammate Matt Bussa.

In spite of the unique challenges of Dover, the Monster Mile proved friendly to a number of drivers who had been unlucky earlier in the season. Dylan Duval’s third place was his best run of 2020; ditto for Eric J. Smith in seventh, who also turned the race’s fastest lap. Veteran sim racers Bob Bryant and Steve Sheehan rounded out the top 10 after playing a role in some exciting late-race battles for position. In the end, 22 of the 37 starters finished the race on the lead lap, with fast drivers like Alfalla and Justin Bolton among the top drivers one lap down after encountering various issues during the race.

Full results from eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action at Dover International Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Led

Interval

Best Lap

Pts

1 2 25 Nick Ottinger Chevrolet 200 105 21.598 45
2 10 88 Brad Davies Chevrolet 200 0 -2.695 21.694 39
3 13 41 Dylan Duval Ford 200 1 -4.528 21.664 39
4 3 53 Ryan Michael Luza Ford 200 64 -6.435 21.607 38
5 29 32 Keegan Leahy Toyota 200 1 -6.839 21.706 37
6 6 8 Michael Conti Chevrolet 200 0 -7.314 21.61 35
7 5 9 Eric J. Smith Ford 200 0 -8.035 21.58 34
8 23 18 Graham A. Bowlin Toyota 200 0 -8.395 21.771 33
9 15 42 Bob Bryant Chevrolet 200 0 -8.524 21.675 32
10 17 1 Steve Sheehan Chevrolet 200 0 -8.721 21.74 31
11 28 3 Blake Reynolds Chevrolet 200 0 -9.326 21.682 30
12 9 37 Christian Challiner Chevrolet 200 0 -9.454 21.786 29
13 36 66 Jarl Teien Chevrolet 200 4 -11.606 21.699 29
14 25 97 John Gorlinsky Chevrolet 200 2 -13.319 21.829 28
15 19 51 Malik Ray Toyota 200 0 -14.786 21.712 26
16 7 21 Garrett Lowe Ford 200 10 -15.056 21.624 26
17 32 33 Michael Guest Chevrolet 200 0 -16.018 21.739 24
18 18 36 Chris Shearburn Chevrolet 200 0 -16.083 21.76 23
19 33 6 Nathan Lyon Ford 200 0 -16.273 21.75 22
20 4 77 Ashton Crowder Toyota 200 0 -17.767 21.856 21
21 14 54 Alex McCollum Chevrolet 200 0 -17.885 21.697 20
22 26 75 Phillip Diaz Ford 200 0 -19.662 21.787 19
23 16 10 Justin Bolton Ford 199 0 -1 L 21.902 18
24 21 24 Jake Nichols Ford 199 0 -1 L 21.737 17
25 1 2 Ray Alfalla Chevrolet 199 9 -1 L 21.632 17
26 8 5 Matt Bussa Ford 199 0 -1 L 21.655 15
27 24 15 Michael Guariglia Ford 199 0 -1 L 21.87 14
28 35 90 Zack Novak Toyota 199 2 -1 L 21.732 14
29 12 99 Logan Clampitt Toyota 198 0 -2 L 21.618 12
30 37 16 Chris Overland Ford 197 0 -3 L 21.7 11
31 34 4 Santiago Tirres Chevrolet 197 0 -3 L 21.721 10
32 30 83 Bobby Zalenski Chevrolet 197 2 -3 L 21.607 10
33 11 27 Corey Vincent Ford 197 0 -3 L 21.927 8
34 20 79 Brian Schoenburg Ford 197 0 -3 L 21.972 7
35 22 23 Casey Kirwan Toyota 182 0 -18 L 22.084 6
36 27 46 Jimmy Mullis Toyota 172 0 -28 L 21.772 5
37 31 55 Caine Cook Ford 9 0 -191 L 21.966 4

 

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season continues on May 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The race can be streamed live at 9PM ET/6PM PT on eNASCAR.com/live and iracing.com/live. The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series resumes on Sunday at 1PM ET on FOX and FS1 as real-world NASCAR Cup Series drivers take on Dover. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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