The eNASCAR iRacing series heads into its finale on Monday – these four racers are in the spotlight.
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The last round of the 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series playoffs was raced out on Tuesday. Bobby Zalenski is still leading the field into the grand finale next Monday, while Ray Alfalla, Keegan Leahy and Jimmy Mullis did not make it to the top 4 of the Championship.
Dominating since day one
Bobby Zalenski heading into the season finale is not a surprise: The Californian has only shown impressive performances since entering the league. Staying undefeated in every road course race has apparently not kept him busy enough, so he also competed in the 2020 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup alongside his eNASCAR involvement.
For Jimmy Mullis, the last playoff-race in Texas has turned the tides – unfortunately against him. The American delivered two outstanding races right before playoffs and continued to be part of the top four drivers, already dreaming about the Championship 4. In the last race, however, Michael Conti took his last chance to compete in the finale and came in first, securing a place in the big showdown at Homestead at the cost of Mullis’ position.
Heartbroken.— Jimmy Mullis (@jmullisracing) October 28, 2020
With Conti’s victory, other championship hopefuls such as four-time-champion Alfalla and Canadian driver Leahy were excluded from the final. Leahy was in fifth place and points-wise still in range of the top four before the last race. As he had entered playoffs with the most points of all racers, he had been a promising candidate for the finale.
Missed it. Disappointment doesn’t begin to describe it. The wreck at the end was the difference. It just wasn’t meant to be this year. All that’s left is to try to win Homestead and show what could have been. Rooting for my @realVRS colleague @bobbyzalenski to win it all pic.twitter.com/Ikc4ICpJKq— Keegan Leahy (@KeeganLeahy) October 28, 2020
Alfalla was in 8th position before the race in Texas and would have needed a run like Conti’s to make the top four. The way it went, though, he had to be content with 35th and pass on this season’s finale.
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