iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Race Preview: Knoxville

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The 2021-22 iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series resumes after a week off with a visit to the legendary Knoxville Raceway. As always, the action can be seen live on iRacing social media and DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Last Week: Braden Eyler and Cameron Merriman put on one of the finest shows of the season two weeks ago at Williams Grove Speedway, and when all was said and done, both came out of the race with something to smile about. Eyler ended up winning the battle, taking the lead back from Merriman with less than 10 laps to go, but Merriman capitalized on the issues that other front runners have had this season, taking the points lead with a second place finish.

Last Season: Former iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Tim Ryan was the winner at Knoxville last season, as the track held the second of 10 events in the campaign. Hayden Cardwell, who took the points lead, finished second, while Kendal Tucker, Alex Bergeron, and Adam Elby completed the top five.

Track Facts: Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway is as iconic of a venue as it gets for sprint car racing. It’s known as the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” for good reason—not only is the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum located just outside of Turn 2, it’s also been home to the Knoxville Nationals, the sport’s premier event, for more than 60 years. The real-world World of Outlaws Sprint Car tour will visit the track for that event in August, plus an additional two-day show, the Brownells Big Guns Bash, in June.

Next Week: Following Knoxville, the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series heads to Cedar Lake Speedway on January 10. Cedar Lake kicks off a four-week stretch of events to conclude the 2021-22 season and crown the champion of the $25,000 series. Bergeron won his fourth race of the 2020-21 season at Cedar Lake last year.

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