iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Race Preview: Bristol

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The 2021-22 iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series continues its season with a return to Bristol Motor Speedway for Round 3 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: For the second week in a row, it was a Late Model convert scoring his first career Sprint Car win, as Evan Seay took the checkered flag at Kokomo Speedway. Even more impressive was the fact that Seay had to climb from 18th on the grid after a B-main appearance to do it. Meanwhile, three-time defending series champion Alex Bergeron took over the points lead with his second straight top-five finish.

Last Season: The 2021-22 season will mark Bristol’s debut on the iRacing pro calendar. While the track has been a major hit with the iRacing community in all sorts of private and league events, Monday will be the first time that the 35 drivers at the highest level of sprint car sim racing have tackled the .533-mile circuit’s high banks as part of their chase for the $25,000 series purse.

Track Facts: Known as “The Last Great Colosseum,” Bristol Motor Speedway has been a mainstay of stock car racing for decades, but it boasts an interesting dirt history as well. More than two decades before NASCAR introduced dirt to its first Bristol weekend, the World of Outlaws had done it twice in 2000 and 2001. The real-world pros returned to Bristol last year, and both the Sprint Cars and Late Models will take Bristol on once again for the Bristol Bash on April 28-30, 2022.

Next Week: Following Bristol, the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series makes its return to Eldora Speedway, one of the United States’ most prominent dirt ovals. Home to the prestigious, $175,000-to-win Kings Royal, the track will play host to seven World of Outlaws Sprint Car races in 2022, including #LetsRaceTwo on May 6-7, Kings Royal weekend on July 13-16 (which kicks off with the return of the $100,000-to-win Historical Big One), and the Befour the Crowns Showdown on September 23.

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