After 18 races, 2,355 laps, and 240 days since the drop of the green flag in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 2019 eNASCAR Peak Antifreeze iRacing Series Championship was ultimately decided in the last corner on the last lap at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Zalenski entered the night in a must-win situation to advance to the Championship Four at Homestead-Miami Speedway in just over two weeks, so he led every lap and won by over eight seconds.
“Everybody at Burton-Kligerman eSports works so hard, and I’ve made so many mistakes this year, and I’ve been down on myself,” Crowder said post-race to RaceSpot TV. “I didn’t think that I was going to get any sort of good finish, really. I got an eighth place last week, and obviously a win this week, I just can’t believe it, honestly.”
With only a few races left before the 2019 eNASCAR Peak Antifreeze iRacing Series playoffs, the cutoff for the eight-driver championship battle has tensions higher than ever leaving Pocono Raceway.
With his victory at Chicagoland, Leahy takes over as the regular season points leader, by two points over Luza.
“I was able to hold my position and then just, like, blow by people after a few laps when everyone else seemed to get tight.”
“I knew if I was going to get by Keegan, I had to do it very, very quickly, because there is no guarantee with those cautions like we saw, and just to try and get a gap for all the guys that took four (tires).”