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Steven Wilson Wins eNASCAR Coke Series Race at His Home Track in Iowa

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On Tuesday (June 11), the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series held its first points-paying race at Iowa Speedway. Fittingly, it was an Iowa native who won the day.

Steven Wilson, a resident of Iowa City, Iowa, and a University of Iowa student, took the lead late with a bump-and-run move on Graham Bowlin and then held on through an overtime restart for his series-leading third win of the 2024 season.

“I just really wanted that one,” Wilson said on the Sunoco Post Race Report. “I got the Hawkeye gear on to rep The Hawkeye State.”

Parker White took home the runner-up spot, and Bowlin settled for third after leading the most laps.

“I don’t know what I could’ve done differently,” Bowlin said afterwards. “I drove a pretty good race. I passed [Wilson] on the outside cleanly, and then he just made a little contact in my left rear.”

Wyatt Tinsley and Zack Novak completed the top five with finishes of fourth and fifth, respectively.


The eNCCiS’ first trip to Iowa Speedway featured the return of the heat racing format introduced earlier this season at Richmond Raceway.

Drivers who qualified in odd-numbered spots ran in heat 1 to determine inside row positions. Then,  drivers qualifying in even-numbered spots hit the track for heat two to claim their position on the outside row for the feature race. Furthermore, the top-10 finishers in each heat race earned series points, with the heat winners receiving 10 points and then going down one-point increments to one point for 10th.


The first heat came and went with no incidents throughout the pack. Wilson earned the pole as the fastest car in single-car qualifying, and he quickly cleared outside polesitter White for the lead. Wilson stayed up front for all 30 laps to secure the heat win, the pole for the feature race, and the 10 points that went with it.

The top four starters were also the top four finishers, with White about a half-second back in second, followed by Donovan Strauss in third and Ryan Luza in fourth. Novak completed the top five.

“I felt pretty good to be honest,” Wilson said after the first heat race. “I was just kind of cruising for about 20 or so laps just to keep the gap at a couple of a tenths just so I wasn’t over abusing the tires compared to them.”


Like in heat one, the polesitter quickly seized control of the race as Bowlin took the lead off the start. Unlike the first heat,…

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