July 27th, 2020 by Chris Leone
Halfway through the 2020 iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Championship, three different drivers have established themselves as championship front-runners—but two of them are still looking for their first victory of the season.
Hayden Cardwell’s domination of Lernerville Speedway, which culminated last week with a sweep of both main events at the track, has him in the championship lead through five rounds. But Dylan Wilson and Evan Seay are just six and seven points back, respectively, in the championship chase thanks to consistent runs throughout the championship thus far.
Tonight, the series heads to Kokomo Speedway, and if last year counts for anything, that might be a good omen for either Wilson or Seay if they can take the victory. Kokomo is where Blake Matjoulis scored his first victory of the 2019 season, and he rode the wave of second-half momentum to the series championship. Matjoulis led a Swindell Speedlab Esports lockout of the podium, with Blake Cannon and Kendal Tucker claiming the next two spots.
Tucker is mathematically within range of the points lead if the cards fall perfectly on at Kokomo, sitting fifth in the standings and just eight points behind Limaland winner Dylan Houser. Devon Morgan, the second-best rookie behind Wilson, is just two points off of Tucker, while Alex Bergeron, Cannon, Zack McSwain, and Tyler Ducharme complete the top 10. Seven of the top 10 drivers in points are coming off of top-10 finishes last week at Lernerville, and of the group, only Ducharme failed to make it to the main event.
Kokomo is one of just three quarter-mile bullrings on this year’s World Championship schedule, and the first to show up since Limaland three weeks ago. It’ll go back-to-back with the final one, Fairbury American Legion Speedway, which precedes visits to the longer layouts at Knoxville, Williams Grove, and The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Championship action at Kokomo Speedway kicks off at 9PM ET. As always, the action can be seen live on the iRacing eSports Network on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. Next week’s visit to Fairbury will be the series’ first since it was launched in 2018.