Seay Carves Through iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Field in Kokomo For First Win

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Remarkable Victory as Evan Seay Charges from 18th-to-1st

In a series where a majority of race winners come from the first few rows on the grid, what Evan Seay accomplished in Monday night’s iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series event from Kokomo Speedway was nothing short of remarkable.

For starters, Seay became the second Late Model convert to win in a sprint car in the past two weeks, following Blake Matjoulis’ triumph to open the season last week at Volusia Raceway Park. But after finishing sixth in his heat race and needing to come through the B-main, Seay would have to take the victory from 18th place on a 20-car grid. He did just that by carving through the field over less than 20 laps, taking the lead from last year’s Kokomo winner Hayden Cardwell with 16 to go and never looking back from there.

Cardwell, who had qualified first and won his heat, held on for second, while series veteran James Edens completed the podium. Three-time defending series champion Alex Bergeron finished fourth, but back-to-back top-five finishes enabled him to take the championship lead from Matjoulis, who found himself ninth in the main event. Bergeron’s lead is currently nine points over Cameron Merriman, who finished third and sixth in the first two rounds of the season, and 15 over Matjoulis and Seay, who are tied for third.

Four cautions, including an immediate one on the first lap involving Seay and Dylan Yeager, slowed the pace on the Kokomo quarter-mile. But with the second half of the race running interruption-free, only 14 of the 20 main event starters were scored as completing all 35 laps.

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series points through two rounds are as follows:

  1. Alex Bergeron, 144
  2. Cameron Merriman, 135
  3. Blake Matjoulis, 129
  4. Evan Seay, 129
  5. Logan Rumsey, 124
  6. James Edens, 117
  7. Kendal Tucker, 107
  8. Braden Eyler, 93
  9. Tyler Schell, 90
  10. Adam Elby, 88

The iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series season continues next week at Bristol Motor Speedway, which makes its debut in the championship after returning to the real-world series schedule last year. The event will stream live on iRacing social media and DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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Images via Justin Prince

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series results from Kokomo Speedway were as follows:

Fin. St. No. Driver Laps Interval Led Best Pts.
1 18 33 Evan Seay 35 16 10.929 73
2 1 7 Hayden Cardwell 35 -1.966 19 10.868 75
3 4 52 James Edens 35 -2.993 0 10.855 72
4 2 12 Alex A Bergeron 35 -3.606 0 10.878 69
5 7 41 Logan Rumsey2 35 -3.701 0 11.067 65
6 3 17 Cameron Merriman 35 -5.522 0 10.833 63
7 8 7 Carlen Cure 35 -6.340 0 10.947 59
8 6 74 Adam Elby 35 -6.650 0 11.044 56
9 15 127 Blake Matjoulis 35 -7.374 0 11.038 51
10 19 86 Timothy S Smith 35 -7.990 0 10.968 47
11 12 99 Gregory Lamey 35 -8.507 0 11.121 47
12 9 70 Davin Cardwell 35 -9.902 0 11.103 45
13 5 18 Austen Semmelmann2 35 -10.000 0 11.030 44
14 13 13 Aiden Bierlein 35 -11.093 0 11.235 40
15 14 91 Ernie Williams Jr. 34 -1 L 0 11.077 38
16 16 00 Kendal Tucker 34 -1 L 0 11.020 36
17 10 14 JD Brown 34 -1 L 0 11.181 35
18 20 48 Dylan Yeager 33 -2 L 0 10.857 29
19 17 5 Braden Eyler 21 -14 L 0 10.904 28
20 11 85 Tyler Schell 7 -28 L 0 11.354 29

 

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