Ryan Luza Wins Third Straight eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Event at Richmond

Williams Esports’ Ryan Luza continued his recent dominance of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series on Tuesday night by surviving 200 laps of wheel-to-wheel action at Richmond Raceway and taking the checkered flag. The 2017 series champion became the first driver since 2013 to earn three straight victories in iRacing’s premier NASCAR division, jumping to second in series points in the process.

Drivers struggled to find a rhythm on the challenging Virginia short track, and the relatively caution-free opening stretch of the season seemed a distant memory as 16 yellow flags slowed the field for a combined 77 laps. Jeremy Allen’s Lap 18 spin brought the field under its first yellow of the race, and a 36-lap green-flag run just before the halfway point proved to be the longest stretch of consecutive action, although the wrecks tended to steer clear of the leaders.

That meant a lot of alternative pit strategies for drivers throughout the field, with plenty of gamesmanship as some drivers faked moves to pit road under caution and others gambled on short runs by taking two tires for track position. The most successful of those moves late in the race would go to G2 Esports’ Jarl Teien, who led 37 laps in the closing stages despite running on older tires than the rest of the field.

Polesitter Jimmy Mullis, driving for Richmond Raceway eSports, led the first 49 laps of the race and seemed like the primary threat to win early on, but Luza would claw his way through the field from an abysmal 37th place starting spot to take the lead for the first time at lap 100. He would retake the lead for good from Teien on Lap 172 and hang on through two attempts at a green-white-checkered finish, caused by cautions for four-time series champion Ray Alfalla and Mullis, respectively.

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











13753Ryan Michael LuzaToyota2077021.09045
288Michael ContiChevrolet2070-0.69221.22039
396Nathan LyonFord2070-0.73021.22038
4283Bobby ZalenskiChevrolet2070-0.89021.19937
51190Zack NovakToyota2070-1.08821.19836
61466Jarl TeienChevrolet20737-1.29721.23336
7353Blake ReynoldsChevrolet2070-1.31021.30734
82351Malik RayToyota2070-1.42721.22833
93827Corey VincentFord2070-1.50721.31132
10518Graham A. BowlinToyota2070-1.56221.28031
11281Steve SheehanChevrolet2070-1.74021.33530
12399Logan ClampittToyota20739-1.89721.21730
13165Matt BussaFord2070-1.96321.39928
14725Nick OttingerChevrolet2070-2.02421.28327
153124Jake NicholsFord2070-2.35021.29326
162775Phillip DiazFord2070-2.39221.28525
173997John GorlinskyChevrolet2070-2.53821.27924
18454Alex McCollumChevrolet2070-2.79321.30223
193615Michael GuarigliaFord2070-3.11521.24522
202479Brian SchoenburgFord2070-3.59021.42721
211742Bob BryantChevrolet2070-3.61721.35120
222641Dylan DuvalFord2070-3.87021.42019
231832Keegan LeahyToyota2070-4.00021.33718
243314Brandon Hayse KettelleFord2070-4.14921.28917
251921Garrett LoweFord2070-4.20821.37616
26617Kollin KeisterFord2070-4.21021.32315
271336Chris ShearburnChevrolet2070-4.55621.33414
28204Santiago TirresChevrolet2070-4.95221.51113
293010Justin BoltonFord2070-5.04421.36612
30322Ray AlfallaChevrolet2070-5.62221.31411
313433Michael GuestChevrolet2070-5.99721.32510
322988Brad DaviesChevrolet2070-6.09421.2849
331237Christian ChallinerChevrolet2070-6.20221.2578
34146Jimmy MullisToyota20756-6.43321.1898
351577Ashton CrowderToyota2070-7.65321.3586
364055Caine CookFord2070-7.90421.3125
37219Eric J. SmithFord2060-1 L21.3904
382247Jeremy R AllenChevrolet1840-23 L21.3133
392516Chris OverlandFord1665-41 L21.2813
401023Casey KirwanToyota1540-53 L21.2371


The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season continues on April 28 at Dover International 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 Richmond International Raceway. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.