Tim Ryan Wins $4,450 as World of Outlaws Sprint Car iRacing Champion
BEDFORD, MA – October 23, 2018 – Australian racer Tim Ryan won the World of Outlaws Sprint Car iRacing Championship and takes home $4,450 for the championship and weekly purses throughout the season. With four wins, five top five’s and an average finish of sixth, Ryan edged second place finisher Alex Bergeron but just four points at seasons end.
The inaugural season of the series featured virtual 410 Sprint cars on America’s top dirt tracks in 12 action packed rounds. Utilizing iRacing’s popular heat racing feature, the world’s best virtual dirt sprint car drivers battled from May through October for the more than $16,000 in total cash payouts.
iRacing is the world’s premier online eSports racing game that organizes and hosts two World of Outlaws Championship series, Late Model and Sprint Car, where the best online dirt racers compete to be crowned world champion and for a prize pool of over $32,000. 17 of the 35 drivers in the series won cash prizes.
“The iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint cars are unbelievably realistic, and a whole lot of fun to race,” said Christopher Bell, dirt Sprint cars and NASCAR driver. “I’ve been racing the virtual Sprint Cars since they were released on iRacing and know just how good Tim (Ryan) is. To be that fast, and that consistent is really impressive.”
“It was a great first season for the series with action packed racing every week,” said Tony Gardner, president iRacing.com. “Having our inaugural champion from Australia really shows the worldwide appeal of both iRacing and World of Outlaws Sprint car racing. We have over 73,000 members from more than 100 countries so it is fitting that we have a champion from Australia.”
“What an exciting season of Sprint Car Racing,” added World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler. “As with the World of Outlaws Late Model iRacing Series, we were impressed with the racing each and every week. When a championship is decided by only four points you know it’s a competitive series.”
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car iRacing Championship Series was the third of six world championship series that iRacing sanctions to come to a conclusion. All told, iRacing will be paying more than $100,000 in prizes to their eSport racing champions in 2018.
About iRacing.com: The world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, IMSA, Mazda Motorsports, McLaren Racing, Williams F1, Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, the World of Outlaws, the United States Auto Club and General Motors.
About World Racing Group: The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series and Late Model Series are the premier dirt racing series in the world, featuring the most world class drivers. Founded in 1978 by the late Ted Johnson, the World of Outlaws tours invades racetracks and thrill fans in more than 25 states while sanctioning nearly 150 events at some of the most famous dirt racing facilities in the world.
By: Kevin Bobbitt