December 1st, 2020 by Chris Leone
Coming into the fourth round of the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship at Eldora Speedway, three drivers—2019 and 2020 series champion Alex Bergeron, 2018 series champion Tim Ryan, and Late Model World Champion Hayden Cardwell—had scored the first three wins of the year, and in doing so, established themselves as the likely trio to beat for this season’s title.
If there was any doubt in that combination, Monday night’s feature event all but eliminated it.
While all three drivers made subtle mistakes throughout the 35-lap feature, a lengthy green flag run through most of the race allowed the trio to pull away from the rest of the field. After late contact with the wall for Ryan opened the door, Bergeron was able to score the victory after an exciting duel of sliders in the race’s closing laps. The win made the Drummondville, Quebec native the first repeat winner of the 2020-21 campaign, and allowed him to pull within five points of Cardwell for the championship lead.
Cardwell would sneak past Ryan as well on the last lap to steal second, while Kendal Tucker and Nick Cooper would complete the top five. Cameron Merriman was the biggest position gainer on the night, climbing from 17th in the feature after winning the last chance qualifier to eighth at the checkered flag. Only one caution slowed the field, as Colton Davis flipped after contact with another car sent him into the wall on the frontstretch on Lap 10.
iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship results from Eldora Speedway were as follows:
|1||3||12||Alex A Bergeron||35||3||14.303||78|
|9||11||71||Cole V Cabre||35||-6.521||0||14.568||52|
|13||10||34||Colton W Hardy||35||-8.217||0||14.552||43|
|20||7||27||Colton Davis||10||-25 L||0||14.513||30|
iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship points through four rounds are as follows:
- Hayden Cardwell, 300
- Alex Bergeron, 295
- Tim Ryan, 255
- Nick Cooper, 253
- Kendal Tucker, 240
- Tyler Schell, 220
- James Edens, 182
- Tyler Ducharme, 170
- Cole Neuhalfen, 154
- Braden Eyler, 149
The iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship season hits its halfway point next Monday, December 7, at Lernerville Speedway. Bergeron and James Edens split the first two Sprint Car events at the track in 2020, while Cardwell swept the track’s races last season in a late model. As always, the race can be streamed live on DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.