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Bobby Zalenski makes it 10 winners in 10 eNASCAR iRacing events

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Bobby Zalenski became the 10th different winner in 10 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series events this season, capturing the victory Tuesday night at virtual Pocono Raceway.

He took the checkered flag under caution to end a 101-lap event that was scheduled for 90 laps.

“This is fantastic,” he said on eNASCAR.com as his car headed to the finish line. “I told you I was winning this, so I wasn’t going to let that go. I was gonna race pretty hard for that. …

“It’s great. It’s been a real pressure year, especially on the road course.”

The Fresno, Calif., resident drove the No. 83 Chevrolet to a 0.139-second victory over Ray Alfalla of Cape Coral, Fla., in the No. 51 Toyota. Alfalla won the series’ previous race at a virtual Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25.

Mitchell deJong of Temecula, Calif., driving the No. 23 Toyota, led much of the race before finishing in third place. He made a bid to become the series’ first repeat winner of the year.

“To be honest, this was a really fun race,” deJong said. “It was so up and down. We did a pretty wild strategy. Honestly, I think I’m more stoked for Bobby to get that win than (I would be for winning). It feels so good just to finally have a good oval race. Obviously I have high expectations for doing well on road courses, but the oval is still kind of new for me.”

Ashton Crowder came in fourth place in the No. 1 Toyota, and Bob Bryant took fifth in the No. 77 Chevrolet.

The series moves to a virtual Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., on June 29.

“We’re going to have a hell of a battle next week on the road course, me and Mitchell, for sure,” Zalenski said. … “We’ll give it our best and try to beat Mitchell. He ain’t taking it the crown that easy.”

–Field Level Media

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