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Keegan Leahy dominates at Chicagoland

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Keegan Leahy at Chicagoland Speedway. Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

For the second time in the 2019 eNASCAR Peak Antifreeze iRacing Series season, Keegan Leahy was able to find victory lane, this time at Chicagoland Speedway.

Leahy dominated the event, leading 87 of the 134 laps, and held off the rest of the field by over six seconds by the end of the night. Leahy claimed his second victory in the last three races, the first of which first came at Charlotte Motor Speedway two races prior.

“It was a great car,” Leahy told RaceSpot TV in the victory lane interview. “I said in our last interview, I thought we would be pretty strong this week, because it’s a very similar track to Charlotte, and we ended up getting very similar weather too, to Charlotte. That really played into our favor.”

Leahy took the commanding victory over Corey Vincent, who scored his best finish of the season in second place. Last week’s winner, Bobby Zalenski, started on the pole and came home in third, while Ryan Michael Luza and Michael Conti rounded out the Top 5.

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The only caution flag of the night involved Nathan Lyon (4), Brandon Hayse Kettelle (80), and Logan Clampitt (99) at Chicagoland Speedway. Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

The race was slowed only one time, at Lap 5, when Nathan Lyon and Logan Clampitt made contact, collecting Brandon Hayse Kettelle in the melee.

Another incident occurred at Lap 90 when Adam Benefiel had computer issues during green flag pit stops.

Matt Bussa, who led early in the event, made contact with Benefiel, ending both of their races. The race stayed green, as the incident played out off of the racing surface.

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Adam Benefiel (83) and Matt Bussa (5) collide at the entrance to pit road at Chicagoland Speedway. Photo by Justin Melillo via iRacing.com

With his victory at Chicagoland, Leahy takes over as the regular season points leader, by two points over Luza.

Blake Reynolds, Garrett Lowe, Michael Conti, Bobby Zalenski, Zack Novak, and Nick Ottinger currently round out the Top 8 playoff positions with four races remaining in the regular season.

Next up, the series heads to Kentucky Speedway for the first time since 2016. Kenny Humpe was the winner in that event, and Michael Conti was the highest finishing current driver in second.

 

RACE RESULTS:

  1. 62 – Keegan Leahy – G2 eSports
  2. 27 – Corey Vincent – Renegades
  3. 18 – Bobby Zalenski – Joe Gibbs Racing
  4. 53 – Ryan Michael Luza – FlipSid3 Tactics
  5. 8 – Michael Conti – JR Motorsports
  6. 47 – Nick Ottinger – JTG Daugherty Racing
  7. 28 – Garrett Lowe – Renegades
  8. 90 – Malik Ray – Richmond Raceway eSports
  9. 30 – Blake Reynolds – Team Dillon eSports
  10. 17 – Michael Guest – Roush Fenway Racing
  11. 37 – Christian Challiner – JTG Daugherty Racing
  12. 77 – Ashton Crowder – Burton Kligerman eSports
  13. 6 – Zack Novak – Roush Fenway Racing
  14. 42 – Dylan Duval – Independent
  15. 21 – Ray Alfalla – Wood Brothers Racing
  16. 46 – Jimmy Mullis – Richmond Raceway eSports
  17. 88 – Brad Davies – JR Motorsports
  18. 3 – Michael Guariglia – Independent
  19. 31 – Logan Kress – Independent
  20. 7 – Ryan Lowe – Independent
  21. 19 – Casey Tucker – Independent
  22. 55 – Brian Schoenburg – Williams eSports
  23. 74 – Taylor Hurst – Independent
  24. 75 – Philip Diaz – Mode Motorsports
  25. 14 – Casey Kirwan – Clint Bowyer Racing
  26. 66 – Jarl Teien – G2 eSports
  27. 16 – Chris Overland – Wood Brothers Racing
  28. 79 – Nickolas Shelton – Clint Bowyer Racing
  29. 20 – Jake Nichols – Joe Gibbs Racing
  30. 2 – Caine Cook – Independent
  31. 51 – Eric J. Smith – Independent
  32. 33 – Benjamin W. Nelson – Team Dillon eSports
  33. 24 – Cody Byus – Mode Motorsports
  34. 83 – Adam Benefiel – Independent
  35. 5 – Matt Bussa – Williams eSports
  36. 80 – Brandon Hayse Kettelle – Independent
  37. 99 – Logan Clampitt – Burton Kligerman eSports
  38. 63 – Timmy Hill – FlipSid3 Tactics
  39. 4 – Nathan Lyon – Letarte eSports

Did Not Race: 36 – Chris Shearburn – Letarte eSports

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Justin Melillo View All

Columnist / Reporter / Photographer / Webmaster for TheRacingExperts.com

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