Ryan Luza and Flipside3 tactics visited victory lane for the first time in the 2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series season, holding off Roush Fenway Racing’s Zack Novak on the final 10-lap sprint to the finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Luza dominated the second half of the race after starting 11th, pacing the field for 79 of 134 laps. Novak had a strong long run car but the overcast weather during the closing laps appeared to favor Luza more as Novak was unable to make a move on the leader.
Logan Clampitt ran strong early in his Burton Kligerman Esports Toyota, but his long run speed was not quite on par with Luza and Novak and he slipped to third at the checkers. The battle for fourth was tight as Bobby Zalenski and Joe Gibbs racing narrowly beat the G2 Esports Chevrolet of Keegan Leahy to the line as five different teams were represented in the top-five finishing positions.
A new aero package will debut for Round 3 at Auto Club Speedway which features less horsepower and more downforce, mimicking the rule changes in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series. The package is expected to produce closer racing with more parity throughout the field.
The race from Auto Club Speedway will take place March 12th at 9:00 pm ET on eNASCAR.com.