The king of iRacing road racing did it again.
Bobby Zalenski, largely considered the best driver on road courses in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, won his fifth consecutive road race Tuesday in the series’ first trip to the Daytona International Speedway Road Course.
The win was the unprecedented fifth consecutive road-course race win for the 25-year-old, who drives for Team VRS and was a championship finalist in the 2019 season. Of Zalenski’s six career victories, five have come on road courses.
Zalenski started on pole and led all 45 laps on his way to Victory Lane, winning by a distant 18.9 seconds to second-place finisher Jimmy Mullis — the largest margin of victory in the series’ 11-year history. It seemed the only cars Zalenski saw all evening were those of the drivers he’d put a lap down; the road-racing maestro’s pace was downright blistering.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 12, 2020
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Zalenski’s win was the first this season and the second of 2020 for Team VRS, who also visited Victory Lane with four-time series champion Ray Alfalla in May at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Team VRS is the second team, following Denny Hamlin Racing drivers Keegan Leahy and Casey Kirwan, to win races with both its drivers in 2020.
Just four races remain until the Coca-Cola iRacing Series begins its playoffs and the hunt for a $100,000 first-place prize. The top-eight drivers in points advance to the series’ postseason following the October 1 race at Talladega Superspeedway.
A number of the Coca-Cola iRacing Series stars will pair up with real-world drivers Wednesday night in the iRacing Happy Hour, a live-streamed event where real NASCAR stars will prepare for this weekend’s upcoming first-ever races at the Daytona Road Course.
The Coca-Cola iRacing Series returns to action at Daytona International Speedway — the traditional 2.5-mile superspeedway this time — in two weeks.