Clampitt, Ottinger Go 1-2 for William Byron eSports in eNASCAR Clash at Daytona

Clampitt, Ottinger Go 1-2 for William Byron eSports in eNASCAR Clash at Daytona

.013 seconds was all that separated new William Byron eSports teammates Logan Clampitt and Nick Ottinger from one another in Monday night’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Clash at Daytona International Speedway. The annual non-points exhibition and unofficial kickoff to the 2021 campaign went into overtime after a number of cautions, as drivers looked to dial in their new team pairings and veterans raced with the series’ 11 rookies for the first time.

Seven yellows for 21 laps slowed the pace, as many top drivers found themselves caught up in the characteristic multi-car incidents that can come to define superspeedway racing as everyone sought to find the limit for next week’s points-paying season opener. Just 24 of the race’s 39 starters completed every lap, with past series champions like Zack Novak and Ray Alfalla among those who finished well off the lead lap.

Keegan Leahy led the field to green for the final restart, but his race-high 23 laps led came to a quick end as Clampitt wasted no time taking the lead for the first time. In the end, the final two laps were the only ones he led, as he avoided the last-lap carnage that eventually sent Leahy spinning. In a photo finish, Clampitt gave the #97 Chevrolet its second win in this race in a row, following John Gorlinsky’s triumph in this race last year.

Williams Esports’ Jake Matheson was the highest-finishing rookie in third, while Mode Motorsports’ Jake Nichols and Richmond Raceway Esports’ Jimmy Mullis completed the top five. Spacestation Gaming and Elliott Sadler eSports scored top-10 finishes in their de facto eNASCAR debuts, as Malik Ray and Garrett Manes came home seventh and eighth, respectively.

Full results from the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Clash at Daytona International Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts

1 5 97 Logan Clampitt Chevrolet 63 0.000 2 44.654 0
2 1 25 Nick Ottinger Chevrolet 63 -0.013 12 44.692 0
3 14 52 Jake Matheson Ford 63 -0.057 0 44.462 0
4 10 24 Jake Nichols Ford 63 -0.083 0 44.586 0
5 31 46 Jimmy Mullis Toyota 63 -0.172 0 44.424 0
6 39 6 Nathan Lyon Ford 63 -0.238 0 44.385 0
7 17 11 Malik Ray Ford 63 -0.246 0 44.684 0
8 22 2 Garrett Manes Toyota 63 -0.693 0 44.683 0
9 32 29 Zack Nichols Ford 63 -0.702 0 44.485 0
10 30 75 Matt Bussa Ford 63 -0.979 0 44.439 0
11 2 37 Derek Justis Chevrolet 63 -1.573 0 44.527 0
12 21 33 Taylor Hurst Chevrolet 63 -1.646 0 44.740 0
13 3 32 Keegan Leahy Toyota 63 -1.777 23 44.706 0
14 18 66 Blake Reynolds Chevrolet 63 -3.583 0 44.435 0
15 15 79 Ryan Doucette Ford 63 -5.373 0 44.645 0
16 9 88 Brad Davies Chevrolet 63 -6.973 0 44.703 0
17 8 55 Vicente Salas Ford 63 -10.301 0 44.532 0
18 20 38 Casey Kirwan Ford 63 -11.340 0 44.518 0
19 24 23 Mitchell deJong Toyota 63 -11.393 0 44.684 0
20 4 8 Michael Conti Chevrolet 63 -11.396 2 44.724 0
21 6 10 Graham A. Bowlin Ford 63 -20.215 18 44.695 0
22 33 41 Dylan Duval Ford 63 -20.300 0 44.479 0
23 38 44 Isaac Gann Chevrolet 63 -20.966 0 44.400 0
24 28 67 Allen Boes Chevrolet 63 -32.961 0 44.685 0
25 23 83 Bobby Zalenski Chevrolet 62 -1 L 0 44.682 0
26 13 16 John Gorlinsky Ford 62 -1 L 0 44.443 0
27 19 14 Blade Whitt Ford 51 -12 L 1 44.678 0
28 7 1 Ashton Crowder Toyota 50 -13 L 3 44.531 0
29 37 15 Caine Cook Ford 50 -13 L 0 44.410 0
30 12 77 Bob Bryant Chevrolet 50 -13 L 0 44.654 0
31 34 18 Femi Olat Toyota 46 -17 L 2 44.510 0
32 11 4 Ryan Michael Luza Ford 41 -22 L 0 44.400 0
33 36 9 Michael Guest Ford 40 -23 L 0 44.445 0
34 25 51 Ray Alfalla Toyota 40 -23 L 0 44.441 0
35 27 3 Corey Vincent Chevrolet 37 -26 L 0 44.401 0
36 16 21 Garrett Lowe Ford 33 -30 L 0 44.840 0
37 35 17 Steven Wilson3 Ford 32 -31 L 0 44.439 0
38 29 47 Brian Schoenburg Chevrolet 31 -32 L 0 44.466 0
39 26 90 Zack Novak Toyota 27 -36 L 0 44.735 0

 

The 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season officially kicks off next Monday at Daytona, with coverage beginning at 9PM ET/6PM PT on eNASCAR.com/live, iRacing.com/live, and NASCAR and iRacing social media channels. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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