Caruth Opens DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series Season With Win at Homestead

Caruth Opens DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series Season With Win at Homestead

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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.

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 23rd 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.

DBOX eNASCAR International iRacing Series presented by Digital Motorsports results from Homestead-Miami Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts

1 3 13 Rajah Caruth Chevrolet 60 10 33.880 40
2 4 39 Victor Barrales Ford 60 -0.960 0 33.812 35
3 2 20 Treyten Lapcevich Chevrolet 60 -1.095 10 33.718 34
4 11 46 Miguel Gomes Chevrolet 60 -1.800 0 33.912 33
5 12 6 Diego Ortiz Toyota 60 -2.308 0 33.912 32
6 7 5 Aaron Cosio Ford 60 -4.340 0 33.872 31
7 9 81 Justin T Campbell Chevrolet 60 -5.107 0 34.000 30
8 6 14 Alex de Alba Ford 60 -5.642 0 33.775 29
9 20 9 Leo Colavita Chevrolet 60 -6.065 0 33.818 28
10 10 8 Simon Pilate Chevrolet 60 -6.800 0 34.018 27
11 8 50 Tobias Dauenhauer Ford 60 -9.188 0 33.913 26
12 22 22 Andres Perez de Lara Ford 60 -9.677 0 33.894 25
13 13 51 Jake Cosio Ford 60 -10.882 0 34.017 24
14 19 18 Alex Tagliani Chevrolet 60 -12.154 0 34.396 23
15 18 148 Gordon  Barnes Chevrolet 60 -13.533 0 34.031 22
16 5 69 Giorgio Maggi Ford 60 -24.218 0 34.355 21
17 21 48 Yevgen Sokolovskiy Chevrolet 60 -35.799 0 34.152 20
18 23 77 Jocelyn Fecteau Chevrolet 59 -1 L 0 34.255 19
19 26 88 Massimiliano Lanza2 Chevrolet 59 -1 L 0 34.537 18
20 17 21 Alon  Day Chevrolet 59 -1 L 0 34.181 17
21 25 23 Federico Gutierrez Chevrolet 56 -4 L 0 34.046 16
22 24 1 Vladimiros Tziortzis Ford 49 -11 L 0 34.384 15
23 1 2 Nicholas Sanchez Ford 42 -18 L 40 33.785 14
24 16 64 Paul Jouffreau Ford 29 -31 L 0 34.451 13
25 15 90 Davide Dallara Chevrolet 24 -36 L 0 34.214 12
26 14 10 Ulysse Delsaux Chevrolet 0 -60 L 0 0

 

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.

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