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Vicente Salas Dominates Second Half to Win eNCCiS Sunoco 120 at Darlington

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It has been over three years in the making, but Vicente Salas is finally back in eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series victory lane.

Salas led the final 75 laps in his No. 11 Tony Kannan eSports Toyota and held off Casey Kirwan on an overtime restart to win the Sunoco 120 at the virtual Darlington Raceway. This is Sala’s second career eNCCiS win, with his first victory coming at Richmond back in 2021.

“I think it’s nice to resolidify that speed,” Salas said in the Sunoco Postrace Report. “We’ve had such a dud last couple of seasons, but it’s nice to solidify our spot in the playoffs.”

Kirwan kept Salas honest, but he ultimately settled for a runner-up finish at the track where he won in 2023.

“Honestly, we’ve had a rough few weeks,” Kirwan said postrace. “It’s just good to have a good rebound finish like this.”

Kaden Honeycutt finished third while Dylan Duval took home fourth place. Steven Wilson dominated early in the No. 10 M80 Ford, but he lost several spots on pit road, rallying to a fifth-place finish.


Wilson started on the pole for the third time in 2024, leading the field to the green flag at The Track Too Tough to Tame. The 40-car field began to spread out as the drivers went to work logging laps early in the race. Wilson led the way through the first green flag run, steadily pulled away to a lead of over a second.  

On lap 37, it looked as though the yellow flag might wave for the first time. Jordy Lopez spun around and hit the inside wall on the backstretch following contact with Malik Ray, but the race nonetheless stayed under the green flag as Lopez got his No. 90 Ford back up to speed.

Eight laps later, the caution did come out for Garrett Manes spinning on the backstretch and coming back up the racing surface in his No. 12 Toyota. The entire field came down pit road for four tires and fuel, setting up a significant turning point in the race. Wilson, the dominant driver prior to the caution, made a mistake on pit road and fell to ninth, opening the door for Salas to take the race lead.

The field got back up to speed on lap 49. As the run progressed, Salas and Kirwan broke away from the rest of the pack, looking to settle the race between the two of them. Salas then pulled away from Kirwan, building up a lead of over two seconds as the laps wound down.

However, that gap got erased with six laps to go as Dylan Ault got into the back of Donovan…

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