Clampitt Snaps 44-Race eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Win Drought at Atlanta

Clampitt Snaps 44-Race eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Win Drought at Atlanta

William Byron eSports came out of Tuesday night’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway as the week’s big winners, as teammates Logan Clampitt and Nick Ottinger finished first and second at the end of the fourth round of the 2021 season. Clampitt’s third career series victory snapped a 44-race winless streak, and marked his first time in the winner’s circle since relocating from California to North Carolina.

“It’s been two and a half years,” an emotional Clampitt said after the victory, which will guarantee him a berth in the 2021 playoffs if he can maintain a top 20 position in series points at the end of the regular season. “I moved down here with Michael (Conti) to change my life, and (iRacing) has changed my life so much. It’s my first win being away from home, and I’m glad I have my friends to celebrate with—they’re like family.

“We put so much time into this, and so much has gone on the past two and a half years. When I was crossing the line to take the white flag, it didn’t even feel real.”

23XI’s Mitchell deJong qualified on the pole, as he did in his series debut at Daytona International Speedway last month, and hung onto the lead through the night’s only caution, when Kligerman Sport’s Bob Bryant and Richmond Raceway eSports’ Zack Novak made contact as Bryant attempted to make a green flag pit stop. After the restart, Clampitt got past deJong to take the lead for the first time, establishing himself as the dominant driver throughout the middle section of the race.

Despite occasional contact between drivers in the rest of the event, the race remained green from Lap 53 forward. The front-runners split the remaining portion of the race in two with a round of green flag pit stops, with Ottinger eventually coming out up front and Clampitt cycling into second. But the #97 car wouldn’t be denied, making the decisive pass on Lap 121 to lead the rest of the way. Clampitt would eventually lead 97 of 163 laps to match his car number and effectively secure his spot in the 2021 playoffs after narrowly missing a berth in the postseason last year.

Full results from the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series round at Atlanta Motor Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Name

Manufacturer

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts

1 7 97 Logan Clampitt Chevrolet 163 97 29.775 40
2 12 25 Nick Ottinger Chevrolet 163 -2.064 5 29.887 35
3 8 29 Zack Nichols Ford 163 -6.684 0 29.909 34
4 13 8 Michael Conti Chevrolet 163 -7.469 0 29.919 33
5 28 17 Steven Wilson Ford 163 -12.039 0 29.878 32
6 10 88 Brad Davies Chevrolet 163 -12.048 0 29.861 31
7 3 32 Keegan Leahy Toyota 163 -13.396 0 30.015 30
8 9 4 Ryan Michael Luza Ford 163 -14.176 0 29.968 29
9 17 38 Casey Kirwan Ford 163 -14.355 0 29.923 28
10 22 2 Garrett Manes Toyota 163 -14.418 0 29.980 27
11 24 55 Vicente Salas Ford 163 -15.441 0 30.121 26
12 20 10 Graham A. Bowlin Ford 163 -16.194 0 29.937 25
13 14 9 Michael Guest Ford 163 -16.364 0 30.057 24
14 2 83 Bobby Zalenski Chevrolet 163 -16.601 0 30.042 23
15 39 75 Matt Bussa Ford 163 -17.165 0 30.068 22
16 4 36 Chris Shearburn Chevrolet 163 -17.294 0 30.129 21
17 34 41 Dylan Duval Ford 163 -17.424 0 29.984 20
18 32 33 Taylor Hurst Chevrolet 163 -17.527 0 30.081 19
19 1 23 Mitchell deJong Toyota 163 -17.712 58 29.894 18
20 15 6 Nathan Lyon Ford 163 -17.940 0 30.107 17
21 33 46 Jimmy Mullis Toyota 163 -18.768 0 30.033 16
22 29 51 Ray Alfalla Toyota 163 -19.614 1 29.786 15
23 18 21 Garrett Lowe Ford 163 -20.312 0 29.953 14
24 38 79 Ryan Doucette Ford 163 -21.334 0 30.057 13
25 36 14 Blade Whitt Ford 163 -21.543 1 29.875 12
26 37 11 Malik Ray Ford 163 -28.506 0 30.244 11
27 35 24 Jake Nichols Ford 163 -29.047 0 30.168 10
28 30 90 Zack Novak Toyota 163 -29.947 0 29.959 9
29 26 77 Bob Bryant Chevrolet 163 -30.282 0 30.121 8
30 21 67 Allen Boes Chevrolet 162 -1 L 0 30.099 7
31 40 52 Jake Matheson Ford 162 -1 L 0 30.087 6
32 31 15 Caine Cook Ford 162 -1 L 0 30.292 5
33 19 3 Corey Vincent Chevrolet 162 -1 L 0 30.175 4
34 16 47 Brian Schoenburg Chevrolet 162 -1 L 0 30.181 3
35 11 37 Derek Justis Chevrolet 162 -1 L 0 30.037 2
36 23 18 Femi Olat Toyota 161 -2 L 0 30.150 1
37 27 66 Blake Reynolds Chevrolet 161 -2 L 0 30.020 1
38 5 16 John Gorlinsky Ford 161 -2 L 0 30.098 1
39 6 44 Isaac Gann Chevrolet 137 -26 L 1 29.845 1
40 25 1 Ashton Crowder Toyota 94 -69 L 0 30.203 1

 

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series points through four rounds are as follows:

  1. Casey Kirwan, 116
  2. Keegan Leahy, 110
  3. Logan Clampitt, 108
  4. Ryan Luza, 105
  5. Michael Conti, 104
  6. Steven Wilson, 98
  7. Chris Shearburn, 97
  8. Michael Guest, 97
  9. Nick Ottinger, 94
  10. Jake Nichols/Brad Davies (tie), 85

The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series is back in action on March 30 at Auto Club Speedway, with Elliott Sadler Esports’ Ashton Crowder coming in as the defending winner. Coverage will kick off at 8:30PM ET with iRacing Countdown to Green, while the race will begin at 9PM ET on eNASCAR.com/live, iRacing.com/live, and NASCAR and iRacing social media channels.

For more information on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, visit www.eNASCAR.com. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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