He may have chosen to step away from the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series for 2023, but that doesn’t mean Logan Clampitt is any less competitive than he’s ever been behind the wheel. Representing Saddleback College, he proved it in Tuesday’s eNASCAR College iRacing Series-opening Logitech G 120 at Iowa Speedway, taking the lead from Daniel Buttafuoco just before the final caution and hanging on trhough the green-white-checkered for his first win in the series.
Clampitt bested a field of 40 of the most talented collegiate racers in North America, each of whom were battling for tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money provided by the series. He qualified second to only fellow eNASCAR veteran Garrett Lowe, who led the first 51 laps of the race before Will Norton took over the top spot during pit stops under the third caution. In total, eight yellow flags would slow the race for 37 laps, including the final one for Jeremy Burns on Lap 116 to set up the overtime finish.
Iowa saw only four lead changes on the night, and no driver would be able to regain the lead after they lost it. Jose Solis Jr. would inherit the lead from Norton under another caution, but Buttafuoco would quickly take it and hang on for most of the second half of the race. But after passing Norton for second, and running in the top five all night, Clampitt would reel Buttafuoco in quickly, shadowing him in second for more than 10 laps before finally making the winning move on Lap 114. Just a few laps later, the final caution flew, and too many cars stayed out for the handful of front-runners like Lowe, Tyler Garey, and Anthony Burroughs to be able to challenge for the win after pitting for fresh tires for the two-lap shootout.
eNASCAR College iRacing Series results from the Logitech G 120 at Iowa Speedway were as follows:
|3||4||5||Parker J. Steele||Ford||122||-0.835||0||24.172|
|7||22||4||Nate S Stewart||Chevrolet||122||-1.471||0||24.262|
|8||11||99||Nicholas O Short||Chevrolet||122||-1.627||0||24.267|
|19||24||16||Chris A Fritz||Chevrolet||122||-3.982||0||24.405|
|23||23||75||Jose Solis Jr||Ford||122||-4.820||5||24.264|
|27||29||72||Jeremy O. Burns||Toyota||122||-5.468||0||24.179|
|34||34||8||Taylor Butcher-Benjamin||Chevrolet||119||-3 L||0||24.612|
|35||27||68||Dustin Buck||Chevrolet||86||-36 L||0||24.708|
|36||3||0||Matthew L Morton||Chevrolet||85||-37 L||0||24.227|
|37||36||17||Dillon Huffines||Chevrolet||77||-45 L||0||24.390|
|38||33||88||Blake Kinkennon||Chevrolet||50||-72 L||0||24.501|
|39||37||20||Francisco Villarreal2||Toyota||49||-73 L||0||24.356|
|40||31||36||Noel Fougere||Chevrolet||25||-97 L||0||24.769|
The remaining events on the spring 2023 eNASCAR College iRacing Series schedule are as follows:
|2||Dover Motor Speedway||February 1-14||February 21|
|3||Michigan International Speedway||March 1-14||March 21|
|4||Daytona International Speedway||April 5-18||April 25|
The eNASCAR College iRacing Series Powered by NACE Starleague is supported by SCW, Coca-Cola, Logitech G, Playseat, and Xfinity. 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.