The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series went to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the second round of the championship. And the race was won by polesitter Keegan Leahy, taking his first victory of the year.
After qualifying first, the 23XI Racing driver had a relatively calm route to victory, leading 105 laps in a race which stayed under the green flag for the duration. The main challenge came from Ryan Luza, who began a three-race winning streak at Homestead in 2020, but the XSET driver wasn’t able to force a mistake from Leahy.
Third place went to Chris Shearburn for LETARTE eSports, in a race of fine margins, with 31 cars finishing on the lead lap, and changes mainly coming from differing pit strategies.
Despite the racing running without any cautions, there was an issue early on with a total of seven drivers having connection issues early in the race.
Most notably, four-time champion Ray Alfalla, Bobby Zalenski and Blake Reynolds were among those affected, dropping from the server, returning, dropping again and finally returning to complete the race, but obviously all affected drivers were effectively ruled out of contention.
As Leahy wins at Homestead, it automatically earns him a place in the eNASCAR Playoff grid alongside Round 1 winner Michael Conti, as long as they don’t drop out of the top 20 in the driver standings across the 14 race regular season.
It also puts 23XI Racing at the top of the current team standings, ahead of JR Motorsports and Team Dillon eSports.
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