January 16th, 2023 by Chris Leone
The iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Auto Parts Sprint Car Series season takes on Knoxville Raceway for its eighth round of the season, sending drivers to one of the sport’s most iconic tracks as the points battle continues to tighten. As always, the action can be seen live at 9PM ET on twitch.tv/iracing and DirtVision.
Last Race: Timothy Smith finally earned his breakthrough first victory of the season last time out at Cedar Lake Speedway, leading almost every lap of the 35-lap feature and withstanding heavy pressure from former series champion Alex Bergeron on the final restart. The win allowed Smith to expand his narrow points lead over Bergeron to five with just three races remaining.
Last Season: Bergeron was the top finisher in last year’s visit to Knoxville, with fellow series veterans Braden Eyler and Tyler Schell coming in second and third behind him. After dominating much of the previous three campaigns, it proved to be Bergeron’s only win of the 2021-22 season, on the way to a second place finish in points.
Track Info: Based on the Mation County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is known as the “Sprint Car Capital of the World.” Besides its premier event, the Knoxville Nationals, the track has also been home to the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum since 1992. The Knoxville Nationals pay out more than $1 million to competitors, with $175,000 of that reserved for the A Main winner.
Coming Up: The iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Sprint Car Series season heads to Weedsport Speedway for its penultimate round of the championship next Monday. Last year’s visit to Weedsport saw Hayden Cardwell score his second and final win of the season over Schell and Eyler.
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