The regular season of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ended with a race at Talladega Superspeedway at Tuesday night.
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It could not have been more exciting with everything on the line for the drivers in playoff contention. Tallageda Superspeedway set the stage for the final of the regular season of eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. To get an overview of who was where before the race started, look at our latest weekly preview.
Most of the race itself was rather timid. Talledega allows for close racing but no big accidents or yellows happened for most of the race. Noone crashed and the field kept together even after the pit stops.
Yet towards the end, the drama began. A low force impact pushed the then-playoff contender Logan Clampitt into the wall and left him trailing toward the back of the field with major damage. A real shame after a very solid season from Logan.
After that incident, Clampitt’s place was there to be taken, and Jimmy Mullis, who sat 9th in the standings at that point, took it. Mullis won the last go-around at Las Vegas and was hungry to make his Playoff dreams come true. After the damage forced Clampitt to the back of the field there was no ground to be made up for him. So his Playoff dreams shattered before his eyes.
A disappointed Clampitt took to Twitter to express his thoughts after the race.
1000% me. Sorry. Goodnight— Logan Clampitt (@lclampitt44) September 30, 2020
Meanwhile, Jimmy Mullis had a lot of praise for his team.
WE MADE IT!! THIS TEAM NEVER GIVES UP!! Led the most laps, finished 5th and we are into the playoffs for the next 4 rounds. My mind is all over the place, honestly just speechless. Thank you everyone that supports our group, we are going for 100k!!@RReSports x @SunocoRacing pic.twitter.com/TgZ4rP7tWC— Jimmy Mullis (@jmullisracing) September 30, 2020
After a late caution, the race was on a knife’s edge. Taking the chequered flag was surprise winner Brandon Hayse Kettelle. This marked the highlight of an otherwise mediocre season for the American. Only last week, he jokingly tweeted about putting “the win sticker” on his computer.
Okay maybe 7 days https://t.co/4ntE6FvWns— Brandon Hayse Kettelle (@BrandonKettelle) September 30, 2020
After the race, he was eventually able to reward himself with this treat and stuck it on his computer – a true competitor.
After a regular season full of excitement and unpredictability, eight drivers will race for a chance of winning $300,000. A life changing amount of money for most people. That’s what will make the battle for the top spot that much more enticing to watch. The eight racer who are on the hunt for gold are:
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The first round of the eNASCAR playoffs will be in two weeks on October 10. Don’t miss a day of action and tune into the iRacing YouTube channel.