Ryan Luza continued his streak of four consecutive top-five finishes in eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a victory in Tuesday night’s event, the third race of the 2020 eNCiS season. Luza’s win, which saw him lead 39 of the race’s 134 laps, marked the first for Williams Esports in series competition.

The event marked a return to officially sanctioned NASCAR racing in the wake of NASCAR’s decision to suspend real-world events through May 3 in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s broadcast kicked off with the announcement of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, where real-world NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Trucks Series drivers will face off in a series of iRacing events in the coming weeks.

From there, it was back to normal for the 40 best stock car sim racers in the world, with 134 laps at one of the most popular tracks on the schedule ahead of them. The names that dominated most of the race were no surprise, as Luza, polesitter Keegan Leahy, and 2019 Championship 4 driver Bobby Zalenski combined to lead all but 20 laps. Letarte Esports’ Chris Shearburn was the other big leader, spending 18 laps out front while running an alternate pit strategy.

The race went green until Lap 64, when Nathan Lyon blew a tire to bring out the first caution, and contact between Caine Cook and Eric Smith caused a second caution not long after that. But as was the case in the first two races of the season, green flag laps were the norm, as 35 drivers finished on the lead lap. Steve Sheehan was the only DNF after hitting the water barrels at the entrance to pit road after trying to pit off of Turn 4, collecting Casey Kirwan in the process but not triggering the caution.

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

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Led

Interval

Best Lap

Pts

1 3 53 Ryan Michael Luza Toyota 134 39 0 31.291 44
2 5 99 Logan Clampitt Ford 134 1 -4.083 31.407 40
3 1 32 Keegan Leahy Chevrolet 134 42 -4.454 31.23 40
4 13 21 Garrett Lowe Ford 134 0 -5.609 31.419 37
5 11 36 Chris Shearburn Ford 134 18 -5.731 31.327 37
6 25 46 Jimmy Mullis Chevrolet 134 0 -8.023 31.285 35
7 21 5 Matt Bussa Toyota 134 0 -8.342 31.385 34
8 6 83 Bobby Zalenski Toyota 134 33 -11.712 31.362 34
9 12 47 Jeremy R Allen Chevrolet 134 0 -11.968 31.383 32
10 9 77 Ashton Crowder Chevrolet 134 0 -12.773 31.403 31
11 7 8 Michael Conti Chevrolet 134 0 -14.048 31.464 30
12 27 24 Jake Nichols Ford 134 0 -14.72 31.455 29
13 16 90 Zack Novak Chevrolet 134 1 -14.72 31.434 29
14 23 37 Christian Challiner Ford 134 0 -14.8 31.362 27
15 24 41 Dylan Duval Chevrolet 134 0 -15.576 31.434 26
16 4 25 Nick Ottinger Ford 134 0 -15.721 31.424 25
17 14 10 Justin Bolton Chevrolet 134 0 -17.013 31.43 24
18 31 88 Brad Davies Chevrolet 134 0 -17.056 31.32 23
19 28 33 Michael Guest Chevrolet 134 0 -17.825 31.463 22
20 18 42 Bob Bryant Chevrolet 134 0 -18.984 31.22 21
21 19 16 Chris Overland Ford 134 0 -19.341 31.444 20
22 33 3 Blake Reynolds Toyota 134 0 -19.796 31.45 19
23 35 18 Graham A. Bowlin Ford 134 0 -21.291 31.559 18
24 2 2 Ray Alfalla Ford 134 0 -21.699 31.255 17
25 8 9 Eric J. Smith Ford 134 0 -22.506 31.433 16
26 29 97 John Gorlinsky Toyota 134 0 -22.666 31.375 15
27 36 17 Kollin Keister Ford 134 0 -23.006 31.586 14
28 40 51 Malik Ray Chevrolet 134 0 -24.084 31.469 13
29 39 6 Nathan Lyon Ford 134 0 -24.806 31.667 12
30 15 27 Corey Vincent Chevrolet 134 0 -27.05 31.376 11
31 17 14 Brandon Hayse Kettelle Ford 134 0 -27.62 31.553 10
32 20 15 Michael Guariglia Chevrolet 134 0 -27.675 31.526 9
33 32 75 Phillip Diaz Chevrolet 134 0 -29.93 31.364 8
34 22 66 Jarl Teien Toyota 134 0 -31.31 31.4 7
35 34 54 Alex McCollum3 Chevrolet 134 0 -31.338 31.497 6
36 30 55 Caine Cook Ford 133 0 -1 L 31.558 5
37 26 79 Brian Schoenburg Ford 133 0 -1 L 31.246 4
38 10 4 Santiago Tirres Toyota 133 0 -1 L 31.399 3
39 38 23 Casey Kirwan Ford 124 0 -10 L 31.757 2
40 37 1 Steve Sheehan Toyota 47 0 -87 L 31.719 1

 

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season continues on March 31 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The race can be streamed live at 9PM ET/6PM PT on eNASCAR.com/live and iracing.com/live. Further details on the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series will be announced later this week. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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