Caruth Opens DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series Season With Win at Homestead
Images via Justin Melillo
2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie and NASCAR Drive for Diversity racer Rajah Caruth kicked off
the five-race DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports
season with a victory in Saturday’s opening round from Homestead-Miami Speedway. Taking
over the top spot from NASCAR Pinty’s Series driver Treyten Lapcevich, Caruth led the final 10
laps of the 60 lap race to win by .960 seconds over NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series veteran Victor
Barrales Jr. Click here for a recap video.
Lapcevich was third, with Miguel Gomes and Diego Ortiz completing the top five. The biggest
surprise in the group of front runners wasn’t who was in it, though, but who wasn’t. ARCA
Menards Series and Drive for Diversity driver Nick Sanchez had dominated the majority of the
race, qualifying on pole and leading the first 40 laps, before contact with Lapcevich while trying
to get around a lapped car knocked him out of the top spot. Shortly after, Sanchez elected to
retire, relegating him to a 23 rd place finish at race’s end.
Two cautions slowed the field for just eight laps, and both came in the first half of the race.
Contact between 2021 International Series race winner Simon Pilate and Davide Dallara
brought out the first on Lap 21, while Dallara got loose in front of the field shortly after that
restart in what became the largest accident of the day with multiple cars involved.
The DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports season
continues on Saturday with a return to road course racing at Belgium’s Circuit Zolder. Live
coverage will kick off on Saturday at 12PM ET on eNASCAR.com/live and iRacing.com/live. For
more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.