Williams Esports 2020 Preview

2020 eNASCAR Preview: Williams Esports


We’re previewing each team competing in the 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ahead of the season opener February 11 at Daytona International Speedway.

Williams Esports

Owner: Williams. The Formula 1 team that knows a thing or two about racing.
Manufacturer: Ford
Twitter: @WilliamsEsports

2020 drivers

No. 5: Matt Bussa

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Age: 25
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Twitter: @mbussa5
First season: 2013
2019 rank: 19th

No. 53: Ryan Luza

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Age: 23
Hometown: Cypress, TX
Twitter: @RyanLuza
First season: 2017
2019 rank: 6th

2019 highlights

The 2019 season wasn’t a particularly memorable one for Williams Esports, but the year started off with a flurry of wins for Ryan Luza, who replaces Brian Schoenburg at the team. Luza, the 2017 champ, still holds a series-high win percentage – an otherworldly 25% – despite struggling to finish well with the 2019 speedway aero package and stumbling in the playoffs. Matt Bussa, on the other hand, fell from a 2018 championship finalist to barely making top 20 in the 2019 standings, Lady Luck far from on his side.

2020 outlook

Both Williams Esports drivers should rebound to normal form in 2020. Despite Matt Bussa’s storm cloud of bad fortune, he still posted his fair share of solid finishes in 2019. And Ryan Luza – who at one point boasted a run of 20 consecutive top-10 finishes – is a perennial contender. Should iRacing follow the NASCAR Cup Series lead of using a lower-downforce style of cars at short tracks, it will play to both drivers’ favor.