January 8th, 2022 by Chris Leone
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The 2021-22 iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series kicks off its first of four straight weeks to finish off the season with a visit to Cedar Lake Speedway. As always, the action can be seen live on iRacing social media and DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET/6PM PT.
Last Week: Three-time defending series champion Alex Bergeron finally found his way into victory lane, and took the points lead with it, after winning at Knoxville Raceway two weeks ago. The race saw a vintage head-to-head showdown between Bergeron and 2020-21 series runner-up Hayden Cardwell before the duo made contact with just two laps to go. That opened the door for Braden Eyler and Tyler Schell to inherit the final podium places, as Cardwell settled for a disappointing 16th.
Last Season: Bergeron’s third consecutive iRacing World of Outlaws title came on the back of four victories, the last of which came in Cedar Lake’s debut on the schedule last year. The Quebec native posted a perfect night by qualifying on the pole and winning his heat before dominating the feature. James Edens and Cole Cabre completed the podium, while Cardwell and Cameron Merriman completed the top five.
Track Facts: New Richmond, Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway broke ground in 1956 and opened the following year. The 3/8 mile clay track has been a longtime host of World of Outlaws events, including August’s USA Nationals for the Late Model tour. The real-world World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series will head to Cedar Lake on July 1-2, 2022 for the Independence Day Spectacular.
Next Week: Following Cedar Lake, the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series heads to Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Cardwell took the checkered flag in last year’s visit to the popular Illinois quarter-mile.
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