Blake Matjoulis laid a beating on the iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Championship field on Monday night, scoring a dominant victory in a caution-free feature from Eldora Speedway. The Swindell SpeedLab eSports driver and former series champion had the car to beat all night, winning his heat and never looking back on the way to a two-second advantage over fellow heat winner Evan Seay at the finish. Matjoulis joined Drew Hopkins, Hayden Cardwell, and Dylan Houser as the four drivers to win races through the first four rounds of the season.

Houser, last year’s Eldora winner, completed the podium, while Devon Morgan continued his consistent start to the season with a heat win and fourth place finish and Dylan Wilson completed the top five. Tyler Ducharme, the fourth and final heat winner of the night, came home eighth. The result was a championship shakeup that promoted Seay to the top spot in the series standings, where he now holds a five-point advantage over Wilson.

It was a night to forget, meanwhile, for incoming points leader Cardwell. After technical issues in his heat race forced him to start his last chance qualifier from the ninth and final spot on the grid, Cardwell clawed his way up to the top spot and led four laps on the way to the win. That put him 17th on the main event grid, where he survived some heavy contact with other cars to earn a miraculous seventh place finish. However, Seay and Wilson’s strong results dropped him to third in the standings, seven points back of the lead.

Still, it could’ve been worse. The 14 drivers that Eldora excluded from its main event included some of the top drivers in the series, from Volusia winner Hopkins to 2019 title contender Kevin Dedmon. They were joined on the outside looking in by dual threats Adam Elby, Cole Cabre, and Joel Berkley, each of whom competed in the Sprint Car World Championship round here earlier in the year. Even two-time defending Sprint Car World Champion and 2019 series runner-up Alex Bergeron only made the feature by the skin of his teeth, finishing second to Cardwell in the first LCQ.

Full results from the iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Championship feature at Eldora Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 1 127 Blake Matjoulis 50 50 16.378 78
2 2 33 Evan Seay 50 -2.515 0 16.430 75
3 7 2 Dylan R. Houser 50 -3.480 0 16.495 71
4 3 112 Devon Morgan 50 -4.210 0 16.449 69
5 6 80 Dylan Wilson 50 -6.496 0 16.498 65
6 9 32 Steven Wilson3 50 -6.913 0 16.465 61
7 17 7 Hayden Cardwell 50 -7.063 0 16.490 52
8 4 9 Tyler Ducharme 50 -11.904 0 16.575 57
9 16 25 Zack McSwain 50 -12.299 0 16.579 51
10 19 12 Alex A Bergeron 50 -13.494 0 16.559 45
11 15 1 Austin M Carr 50 -15.041 0 16.616 46
12 18 46 Dillon Raffurty 50 -15.641 0 16.747 43
13 12 14 JD Brown 50 -15.857 0 16.654 43
14 8 24 Zach Leonhardi 50 -16.148 0 16.687 42
15 5 52 James Edens 49 -1 L 0 16.676 40
16 20 70 Davin Cardwell 49 -1 L 0 16.733 33
17 11 00 Kendal Tucker 49 -1 L 0 16.652 35
18 13 007 Jacob Fields 49 -1 L 0 16.660 32
19 14 23 Casey Kirwan 49 -1 L 0 16.658 30
20 10 44 Blake Cannon 25 -25 L 0 16.591 29

 

The iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Championship season continues next Monday with a return to Lernerville Speedway, where Cardwell took his first win of the year and originally claimed the points lead. As always, the action can be seen live at 9PM ET on the iRacing eSports Network on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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