January 23rd, 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: Alex Bergeron bounced back after losing ground to Timothy Smith two weeks ago at Cedar Lake Speedway, taking the checkered flag in last week’s visit to Knoxville Raceway and flipping the points lead in his favor. After taking the lead from Tyler Ducharme early in the 35-lap main, Bergeron never looked back, beating Evan Seay and Smith by nearly two seconds and taking a two-point lead into Weedsport.
Last Season: In an up-and-down 2021-22 campaign, Weedsport was one of the highs for Hayden Cardwell last season, as it was the site of his second victory in a three-race span and fifth of six podiums on the year. Tyler Schell scored his best finish of the year in second, while Braden Eyler, Cameron Merriman, and Dylan Yeager completed the top five.
Track Info: New York’s Weedsport Speedway is a 3/8 mile D-shaped clay oval whose asymmetrical shape can prove tricky for drivers who are seeing it for the first time. The track originated as a third-mile oval in the 1950s before expanding to its current length in the 1970s, and its history as a racing venue is only rivaled by an impressive list of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers who have played shows at the venue. The real-world World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars will visit the track on July 29-30 for Empire State Challenge Weekend, while the Super DIRTcar Series also visits the track multiple times each year.
Coming Up: The iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Sprint Car Series season wraps up next Monday with its traditional finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, matching up with the sport’s real-world World Finals at the same venue. Merriman won last year’s Charlotte finale, securing the championship and $10,000 top prize in the process.
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