September 12th, 2022 by Chris Leone
After a week off for Labor Day, the iRacing World of Outlaws ButtKicker Late Model Series season resumes at one of its most prestigious venues of the season, the legendary Knoxville Raceway. As always, the action can be seen live at 9PM ET on twitch.tv/iracing and DirtVision.
Last Race: All season long, teammates Evan Seay and Blake Matjoulis have been dueling at the front of the Late Model field, trading off race victories even as Seay boasts a comfortable points lead. But it was Matjoulis who became the first to get to three race wins on the season, taking the checkered flag on the Kokomo Speedway quarter-mile after winning his heat race, starting first, and leading most of the main event.
A high-attrition night saw numerous top drivers get involved in incidents in the heat and consolation races to set the tone for a shuffled field. The feature itself was no different, with cautions on three consecutive laps at one point of the race. When the race finally settled into a long green flag period, Seay would push into second, but he didn’t have enough time to catch Matjoulis for the win. eNASCAR playoff driver Steven Wilson completed the podium after pushing through the field from 18th on the 20-car grid.
Track Info: Home to one of the biggest events of the year in the Knoxville Nationals and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum, Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway occupies a place unlike any other in the world of dirt oval racing. Opened in the late 1800s as a horse racing track, Knoxville began hosting weekly racing in the 1950s and has continued to build its legacy over the subsequent decades. While Knoxville is best known for its sprint car races, the track will host its 18th Late Model Knoxville Nationals this weekend, with $50,000 on the line for the winner.
World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing Pre-Orders Open: Pre-orders are open now for World of Outlaws: Dirt Racing, the official game of World of Outlaws coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on September 27. Three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Sammy Swindell is available as a pre-order exclusive. The title builds upon Monster Games’ established dirt racing platform with the presence of iRacing assets on a console for the first time. For more information, visit www.worldofoutlawsgame.com.
Next Week: Following Knoxville, the iRacing World of Outlaws ButtKicker Late Model Series returns to the northeast with a trip to New York’s Weedsport Speedway. Home to the World of Outlaws’ Empire State Challenge and multiple Super DIRTcar Series events, the .375-mile clay oval has been hosting races since the mid-1950s, and even has a storied legacy as a concert venue for some of rock music’s biggest bands.
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