eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Preview: Dover

TUNE IN // TUESDAY, 9PM ET // eNASCAR.com/live

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season has produced its share of surprises so far, from the extent of Ryan Luza’s winning streak to intriguing new driver and team pairings running up front. Things will only serve to get more unpredictable tonight as the series makes its return to Dover International Speedway for the first time since holding a spot in the Round of 8 in 2018.

The series has changed quite a bit since then, with the introduction of real-world teams and a number of schedule changes, but many of the top names are the same. Michael Conti was the winner of that race, punching his ticket to the Championship 4 in the process, and enters tonight’s race sixth in points in his second full season with JR Motorsports. Luza, now with Williams Esports, was second, and current Virtual Racing School driver Bobby Zalenski came home third.

Zalenski and Luza enter tonight as the top two drivers in points, with the former holding a 15-point advantage thanks to a series of consistent runs through the first quarter of the season. All three of this year’s race winners remain within the top 10, with Ashton Crowder the only one on the outside of the playoff cutoff, four points behind his Burton Kligerman eSports teammate Logan Clampitt.

It’s still a little early for drivers to worry about falling out of reach to retain their licenses for 2021, but the battle around 20th place has a ton of talent all within nine points of one another. The range starts with Richmond pole winner Jimmy Mullis in 16th, with 2019 Championship 4 driver Blake Reynolds in 18th and Michael Guest and rookie Alex McCollum tied for 20th place. Still, with most of the bottom half within a race’s worth of points of the top 20, it could only take a couple of good races for a driver to make their way up the standings.

Incoming eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series points before tonight’s race at Dover International Speedway are as follows:

  1. Bobby Zalenski, 185
  2. Ryan Luza, 170 (3 wins)
  3. Keegan Leahy, 153 (1 win)
  4. Garrett Lowe, 148
  5. Nick Ottinger, 142
  6. Michael Conti, 135
  7. Jake Nichols, 132
  8. Logan Clampitt, 131
  9. Ashton Crowder, 127 (1 win)
  10. Zack Novak/Brad Davies (tie), 126

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action from Dover International Speedway will stream live on Tuesday at 9PM ET/6PM PT. Be sure to tune in at eNASCAR.com/live, or head to Facebook, Twitch, or YouTube to watch it all go down!