eNASCAR International iRacing Series 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.

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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

Car

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.