Live Dirt Late Model action — in virtual form through the iRacing simulation — will come to DirtonDirt.com’s Facebook page from April 7-9 with the nightly broadcast of the 13th annual Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Fling.
Up to 180 drivers will participate in the three-night event that’s been dubbed the “biggest single iRacing dirt race ever.” Organized by Team VLR, the competition will include qualifying programs on Tues., April 7, and Wed., April 8, and a grand finale on Thurs., April 9, topped by a 100-lap feature paying $4,000 to win from a purse expected to exceed $13,000.
All three nights of the Spring Fling will be streamed live on DirtonDirt.com’s Facebook page starting at 6 p.m. CT. DirtonDirt.com reporter Ben Shelton will be part of the announcing team that calls the Thursday-night main event.
Notable real-world drivers already entered in the iRacing event, which will feature Super Late Model cars racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C., include World of Outlaws rookie Matt Cosner, open-wheel modified standout Mike McKinney and Georgia Dirt Late Model racer Zach Leonhardi, a former World of Outlaws Late Model iRacing champion.
For Spring Fling entry information, visit the event website at www.fling20.eventbrite.com.