Most followers of top-level iRacing events know Steven Wilson as one of this year’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series championship favorites. With three regular season wins to claim the top seed and a victory at Homestead to earn a Championship 4 spot, few will be surprised if he’s the one celebrating as champion at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte on October 25.
On Tuesday night, Wilson would trade in his NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang for its Xfinity Series counterpart in the eNASCAR College iRacing Series, but the results would remain the same. Although the University of Iowa student wasn’t quite as dominant in the SCW 120 at Auto Club Speedway as he’s been in other events, Wilson managed to lead the two most important laps of the race—the last two—to go back-to-back in the winner’s circle to start the fall semester.
Climbing his way through the field from the 15th starting position in a caution-free race, Wilson crack the top 10 after just nine laps and settle into the top five for good after pit stops. After running second for most of the final 20 laps, he’d make the winning move on Saddleback College driver Logan Clampitt, who led a race-high 26 laps on his way to a second place finish. Clampitt joined CSU-Sacramento’s Dylan Ault as the second straight driver to make it an eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver 1-2 finish behind Wilson in the second semester of College action. Polesitter Daniel Faulkingham completed the top three for the University of Maine at Machias after leading 23 laps of his own.
The eNASCAR College iRacing Series Powered by NACE Starleague is a showcase event for top college and university students, who will battle for a pool of $60,000 in scholarship money over the course of the semester. Drivers qualify for each of the four races individually through Time Attack results, turning their fastest lap times to prove they’re both the best at their school and fast enough to earn an invitation to compete on race day. Students from hundreds of universities try to qualify for each event, and the entry lists feature a mix of current and former eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers, racers on the eNASCAR Road to Pro ladder, and more.
eNASCAR College iRacing Series Powered by NACE Starleague results from the SCW 120 at Auto Club Speedway were as follows:
|6||8||75||Jose Solis Jr||Ford||60||-3.217||1||41.633|
|11||20||4||Nate S Stewart||Chevrolet||60||-4.721||0||41.429|
|15||13||31||Matthew L Morton||Chevrolet||60||-6.559||0||41.499|
|31||27||9||Jeremy O. Burns||Toyota||60||-34.370||0||41.861|
|32||28||95||Chris A Fritz||Chevrolet||60||-43.078||0||41.788|
|34||33||17||Cei Bowen||Ford||59||-1 L||6||41.641|
|35||34||45||Jason Nickolas Marshall||Toyota||59||-1 L||0||41.577|
|36||36||119||Doug Smith3||Chevrolet||59||-1 L||0||41.454|
|37||32||96||Jake Cummings||Ford||57||-3 L||0||41.713|
|38||37||28||Liam D. Sheen||Ford||29||-31 L||0||41.755|
|39||38||97||Daniel Silvestri||Ford||9||-51 L||0||42.001|
The eNASCAR College iRacing Series Powered by NACE Starleague continues with a visit to the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, streaming live at eNASCAR.com/live on Tuesday, November 8 at 8PM ET. The Time Attack for eligible competitors will run from October 21-November 3. For more information on the series and how to compete, visit www.playflyesports.com/enascar. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.