iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Race Preview: Kokomo

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The 2021-22 iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series continues its season with a return to Kokomo Speedway for Round 2 on the calendar. As always, the action can be seen live on iRacing social media and DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Last Week: Blake Matjoulis’ debut on the sprint car side of things couldn’t have gone any better at Volusia Speedway Park. The former iRacing World of Outlaws Late Model champion qualified first, won his heat, and led every lap of the 35-lap feature, holding off three-time series champion and defending Volusia winner Alex Bergeron in the process.

Last Season: Kokomo was a pivotal round for Hayden Cardwell in last year’s title battle, as he rebounded from a tough go at Cedar Lake Speedway the week before to score his second win of the season. Combined with Bergeron’s fall from first to fourth in the closing laps, the results compressed the drivers to within just two points of one another with two races remaining in the season.

Track Facts: Indiana’s Kokomo Speedway marks the first quarter-mile oval of the season. Opened in 1947 and first designed for midget car racing, its esteemed list of alumni includes National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Bryan Clauson. James McFadden took the win over Brad Sweet when the real-world World of Outlaws Sprint Cars visited the track in April.

Next Week: Following Kokomo, the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Seriesmakes its first-ever visit to Bristol Motor Speedway. The World of Outlaws pioneered the use of Bristol as a dirt track with events in 2000 and 2001, and after ending a 20-year gap between visits earlier this season, will return to The Last Great Colosseum on April 28-30, 2022 for the Bristol Bash with both its Sprint Car and Late Model Series.

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