Mail Man Delivers: Alfalla snaps winless streak at Atlanta


The G.O.A.T.’s winless streak has ended at 25 races.

Ray Alfalla dominated in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series’ first-ever Friday-night race from Atlanta Motor Speedway, snapping a much-publicized separation from Victory Lane dating back to his 2018 championship-winning race.

Rookie Kollin Keister, who broke through for his first Coca-Cola Series victory in the series’ last race at Charlotte, continued his wave of momentum in the first half of the 167-lap event, snagging the lead from pole-sitter Corey Vincent early. Keister looked like the driver to beat for much of the event, maintaining control through a flurry of crashes involving contenders like Ryan Luza, defending series champ Zack Novak, and defending Atlanta winner Matt Bussa.

It was a different story in the second half of the race, however, as Alfalla, the four-time champ, marched his way toward the front from his 26th-place starting position, using his experience to navigate through green-flag pit stops and put himself in position atop the leaderboard.

Charges in the dwindling laps from Keister and Keegan Leahy weren’t enough to unseat Alfalla from first place – a familiar place for the Coca-Cola Series’ all-time wins leader – who cruised to the win, silencing those wondering if ‘4-Time’ still knew his way to Victory Lane.

Garrett Lowe surged late to finish second – his fourth runner-up finish of 2020 – while Caine Cook brought home a career-best third-place finish. Series veteran Chris Shearburn finished fourth, while Keegan Leahy faded to fifth when the checkered flag fell.

The end of a 25-race winless streak meant career victory No. 25 for Alfalla, who moved to upstart Team VRS for the 2020 season and returned to his familiar No. 2 machine. It’s the team’s first victory.

Alfalla failed to make the Coca-Cola Series top 20 in 2019, relegating him – even as a giant of the league – to the second-tier iRacing Pro Series in the off-season, where he responded by winning the championship to graduate back to his rightful place in the top series.

Alfalla, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, may just have plans to report for his working duties still in "uniform."

With Atlanta in the books, it means the regular season has reached its halfway point; eight races remain until the top-eight drivers fight for the winner’s $100,000 prize in the playoffs. Alfalla’s victory moves him to ninth in points, just two markers away from playoff contention.

Up next on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series menu is the series’ non-points All-Star Race on Tuesday, June 16. Details for the race will be announced soon on eNASCAR.com.

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