iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Preview: Fairbury

Fairbury American Legion Speedway returns to the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship schedule as the host of tonight’s third round of the 2020-21 campaign. The Illinois-based quarter-mile bullring is a fan favorite in both the real world and the virtual one, and with 35 of the world’s best sim racers set to take on the track in tonight’s action, expectations are high for another exciting event.

Although just two rounds have been completed in the season thus far, three drivers have already made it clear that the path to this year’s championship are going to run through them. Two-time and defending series champion Alex Bergeron claimed top honors in the opening round from Volusia Speedway Park, while inaugural series champion Tim Ryan earned his first win of the season last week at Knoxville Raceway, quickly coming back to form despite having to skip last season.

But it’s neither Bergeron nor Ryan, but instead Hayden Cardwell, who enters Fairbury as the points leader. Last season’s iRacing World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model World Champion qualified into the Sprint Car division for the first time this season, and kicked off his rookie campaign with a pair of podium finishes. That gives him a one-point advantage over Bergeron and Ryan, who are tied in second, and means that the highest finisher among the trio tonight will be the likely points leader.

Still, don’t be surprised if Fairbury rewards another driver entirely with tonight’s checkered flag. Last season’s Fairbury race went to Dillon Semmelmann, who could use a repeat performance tonight after his first two rounds have left him 25th in points thus far. Series veterans Nick Cooper and James Edens have also come out of the box strong, and Tyler Schell, Kendal Tucker, and Adam Elby are also within striking distance of the top five in points—if not the outright lead—depending on how the cards fall tonight.

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Tonight’s iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship action from Fairbury American Legion Speedway kicks off at 9PM ET on DirtVision. The series returns to action next Monday from Eldora Speedway, a track where both Bergeron and Ryan have won twice in previous seasons. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit