Ryan Luza Returns to Winner’s Circle in eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Action at Homestead

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:









Best Lap


1353Ryan Michael LuzaToyota13439031.29144
2599Logan ClampittFord1341-4.08331.40740
3132Keegan LeahyChevrolet13442-4.45431.2340
41321Garrett LoweFord1340-5.60931.41937
51136Chris ShearburnFord13418-5.73131.32737
62546Jimmy MullisChevrolet1340-8.02331.28535
7215Matt BussaToyota1340-8.34231.38534
8683Bobby ZalenskiToyota13433-11.71231.36234
91247Jeremy R AllenChevrolet1340-11.96831.38332
10977Ashton CrowderChevrolet1340-12.77331.40331
1178Michael ContiChevrolet1340-14.04831.46430
122724Jake NicholsFord1340-14.7231.45529
131690Zack NovakChevrolet1341-14.7231.43429
142337Christian ChallinerFord1340-14.831.36227
152441Dylan DuvalChevrolet1340-15.57631.43426
16425Nick OttingerFord1340-15.72131.42425
171410Justin BoltonChevrolet1340-17.01331.4324
183188Brad DaviesChevrolet1340-17.05631.3223
192833Michael GuestChevrolet1340-17.82531.46322
201842Bob BryantChevrolet1340-18.98431.2221
211916Chris OverlandFord1340-19.34131.44420
22333Blake ReynoldsToyota1340-19.79631.4519
233518Graham A. BowlinFord1340-21.29131.55918
2422Ray AlfallaFord1340-21.69931.25517
2589Eric J. SmithFord1340-22.50631.43316
262997John GorlinskyToyota1340-22.66631.37515
273617Kollin KeisterFord1340-23.00631.58614
284051Malik RayChevrolet1340-24.08431.46913
29396Nathan LyonFord1340-24.80631.66712
301527Corey VincentChevrolet1340-27.0531.37611
311714Brandon Hayse KettelleFord1340-27.6231.55310
322015Michael GuarigliaChevrolet1340-27.67531.5269
333275Phillip DiazChevrolet1340-29.9331.3648
342266Jarl TeienToyota1340-31.3131.47
353454Alex McCollum3Chevrolet1340-31.33831.4976
363055Caine CookFord1330-1 L31.5585
372679Brian SchoenburgFord1330-1 L31.2464
38104Santiago TirresToyota1330-1 L31.3993
393823Casey KirwanFord1240-10 L31.7572
40371Steve SheehanToyota470-87 L31.7191


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.