October 3rd, 2012 by In Racing News
More than $19,000 in Cash and Prizes to Top Series Finishers
Bedford, MA (October 3, 2012) – Ray Alfalla captured his second consecutive NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship title last night when he drove to a fifth place finish in the online racing series’ season finale on iRacing’s digital version of Homestead-Miami Speedway. The Cape Coral, FL resident will receive a check for $10,500, a NASCAR championship ring, trophy, and jacket at the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale, the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18.
Alfalla’s triumph was a popular one, as evinced by the fact that his name appeared on last night’s US Trending Topics list, thanks to all the iRacing Twitter fans tweeting about his championship.
“What an incredible feeling,” said Alfalla. “A few years ago when I got started in this deal I never thought that I’d be in this position. Thanks to all the awesome people who have contributed to this accomplishment!”
Alfalla scored five wins and a dozen top five finishes in the 17 round series to overcome an impressive performance by series rookie Michael Conti, of Woodland Park, NJ. Conti coupled a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with ten top five finishes to earn the runner-up prize of $3,500, while San Diego’s Kevin King won two races – including last night’s event – to take third in the standings, $1,500 and, like Alfalla and Conti, a championship trophy.
“On behalf of the more than 35,000 iRacers around the world, I’m proud to offer my congratulations to Ray on the successful defense of his title,” said Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com. “Kudos also to Michael, Kevin and all the iRacers who made the 2012 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship such a success. It’ll be a tough act to follow, but we can hardly wait for the start of the 2013.”
Open only to iRacing’s elite stock car sim-racers, the 2012 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship produced a remarkably competitive season that saw 11 different winners in 17 races, and 25 sim-racers earn top five finishes. More than 30 drivers led one or more laps over the course of the season, with Alfalla topping the list with 614 laps in the lead.
Alfalla will have a few months to celebrate his second title before launching his quest for a three-peat when the 2013 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship kicks-off at Daytona International Speedway in February.