The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point’s Liam Sheen was victorious on Tuesday night at Daytona International Speedway, dashing a bid for a perfect record from Saddleback University’s Logan Clampitt in the final race of the Spring 2023 Semester of the eNASCAR College iRacing Series Powered by NACE Starleague. Coming into the night, Clampitt had won at Iowa, Dover, and last month, at Michigan in the DBOX 100, aiming to go a perfect 4-for-4 like Iowa University’s Steven Wilson did in the previous semester of racing.
Clampitt started in the third position behind Pensacola State College’s Benjamin White Jr and Reece Baham from Auburn University. It didn’t take long for the pack to get three-wide, as Clampitt moved into the middle, White Jr on the bottom and The University of Maine at Machias’ Daniel Faulkingham leading on top. Other players through the night would include Mario Merenda from the University of Oklahoma, Alex Kolonics from Rockland Community College and of course, another eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series star in University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Garrett Lowe.
The race saw four cautions for 12 laps in the 60-lap contest at the 2.5-mile D-shaped oval in Daytona Beach, Florida. Lowe brought the field back to the green for the final time with eight laps to go. With four laps to go, Macomb Community College student Daniel Nanney found himself leading the top lane with Lowe in the middle and Sheen down low on the bottom. Things would begin to deteriorate around the front as they took the white flag, and through the final lap, the field began to break up.
Off of Turn 4, Sheen kept it low as the other lanes fell apart behind. Eastern Washington University’s James Scioly gave a needed bump to Sheen to get past Lowe to take the Top 2 finishing positions. Clampitt rounded out the Semester with a 10th place finish, taking the Spring 2023 championship by 14 points over the University of Michigan’s Matthew Zwack, who finished fourth at Daytona.
eNASCAR College iRacing Series results from Daytona International Speedway were as follows:
|14||26||98||Nicholas O Short||Chevrolet||60||-8.691||0||46.743|
|31||1||19||Benjamin White Jr||Chevrolet||59||-1 L||3||47.005|
|32||12||4||Nate S Stewart||Chevrolet||59||-1 L||0||46.993|
|33||29||62||Anthony Burroughs||Chevrolet||59||-1 L||0||46.680|
|34||11||55||Garrett Viton||Chevrolet||53||-7 L||0||46.980|
|35||20||26||Tyler Garey||Toyota||52||-8 L||0||46.416|
|36||25||72||Jeremy O. Burns||Toyota||52||-8 L||0||46.576|
|37||9||95||Jake Cummings||Ford||46||-14 L||0||46.988|
|38||22||3||John Hall3||Ford||42||-18 L||0||46.976|
|39||4||31||Matthew L Morton||Chevrolet||19||-41 L||0||47.001|
|40||37||22||Will Norton||Toyota||18||-42 L||0||46.382|
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