CONCORD, NC — The World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational on Wednesday night was a huge hit on Fox Sports 1 (FS1). With an all-star announcing crew of Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer providing commentary, the World of Outlaws own Johnny Gibson calling the action and host Adam Alexander keeping it altogether, Christopher Bell won the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Feature while Trent Ivey took the checkered flag in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model race.
Fans and celebrities alike were quick to laud the entire event on social media:
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We need some more @WorldofOutlaws @iRacing on @FS1! Absolutely love the broadcast, commentary, and the action!#WoOiRacing pic.twitter.com/ReQTTi3Syu
— Devon Henry (@devonhenry77) April 2, 2020
Hearing @Gibvoice say "SLIDEJOBBBBB" Never gets old. Cool to have to him in the booth! @WorldofOutlaws
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) April 2, 2020
Thanks to everyone @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws @dirtvision and @FS1 for showcasing the sport so many of us love tonight! Really hope you do it again.
— Kendra Jacobs (@KendraJJacobs) April 2, 2020
@FS1 Very cool to see and hear .@WorldofOutlaws very own .@Gibvoice doing the .@iRacing Invitational tonight! BadAss! .@KyleLarsonRacin .@Rico_Abreu .@JeffGordonWeb .@ClintBowyer .@dirtvision 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁 pic.twitter.com/cJXNHBLXNy
— Craig Thorson (@NitroNorthWest) April 2, 2020
Not gonna lie, this #iracing event on @FS1 makes me want to watch @WorldofOutlaws events in the future. This is awesome. https://t.co/vJ2AP8beO0
— Robert Molnar (@LWOSRobMolnar) April 2, 2020
Thank you @FS1, @FOXSports, @JeffGordonWeb, @ClintBowyer for having the @WorldofOutlaws and @WoOLateModels on live TV! Even though it was a virtual race, it was still cool. Hopefully it turns into a potential real life thing! We’d love it.
— Brayden McMahan (@brayden_mcmahan) April 2, 2020
This is incredible. #WoOiRacing pic.twitter.com/V2dLGkfnp0
— Sheri Herrmann (@Sherisracin) April 2, 2020
This @WorldofOutlaws iRacing broadcast on @FS1 is KILLER!!
So cool to see this!!
— Ryan Vargas (@RyanVargas_23) April 2, 2020
#tweetyourseat @WingedNation @WorldofOutlaws @iRacing pic.twitter.com/Uj8eoaC8T2
— pam grasso (@37smom) April 2, 2020
So pumped for this! @WorldofOutlaws and @WoOLateModels on national TV! May be Iracing but this is still sick! #WoOiRacing
— DJ (@DJV125) April 2, 2020
Honestly, this is amazing! Makes me want @FS1 to pick up real WoO races when real racing gets back going.
— JBTheExplorer (@ExplorerJB) April 2, 2020
@WingedNation from Cedar Falls, IA. Thanks @FS1 for putting this @iRacing show on #tweetyourseat pic.twitter.com/B0klu6ESXx
— Alan Dehaai (@aldehaai) April 2, 2020
Shoutout to @Gibvoice for giving us a taste of racing that we are all missing right now. @WorldofOutlaws on @FS1 made me feel like a kid on Christmas. The only thing missing was the dirt in my beer. #WoOiRacing
— Seth Daniel (@thenewsethd3) April 2, 2020
Thanks @FS1 for putting the @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws and @WoOLateModels on tonight. It was a wonderful event to watch, hope to see more in the future!
— Matthew Erdman (@matterd23) April 2, 2020
@WingedNation Not my back stretch bar seat but close enough. #tweetyourseat #WoOiRacing @DirtNerds @OhioDirt @PETMpodcast @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws pic.twitter.com/MZ7Nw0QYNK
— Jerodd PEANUT Todd (@Da_GingerPeanut) April 2, 2020
IRacing World of Outlaws broadcast on FS1.. cool stuff!
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Nothing like some world of outlaws on iracing on fs1
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This is the greatest thing ever!!!! Hats off to everyone for making this possible in this difficult time #WoOiRacing pic.twitter.com/dx9d1gseOB
— Kevin Rumley (@k_rumley) April 2, 2020
That was fun tonight! Thanks @FS1 @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws and everyone else who made it happen.. Congrats @CBellRacing and @trentivey88 on the wins #WoOiRacing
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) April 2, 2020
That was sweet!
Big thanks to @MaxMcLaughlin_ , @bernal_ryan, @TyCourtney7BC, @Mike_McKinney & @BobbyPierce32.
Let’s do it again @WorldofOutlaws & @NASCARONFOX! https://t.co/Fz2VWToY1M
— NOS Energy Drink (@NosEnergyDrink) April 2, 2020
The drivers (and in some cases, their wives!) definitely had a great time, as well …
That was nerve-wracking, but a lot of fun. Thanks Alex Bergeron for the help this afternoon and my sponsors @TeamDrydene @ArtofFast. Can’t wait to go again. #chompchomp pic.twitter.com/z3a5tX1TMi
— Logan Schuchart (@LSchuchart1s) April 2, 2020
WOO! Got the win tonight! 🏁Thank you @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws & @FS1 for giving us something to look forward to tonight👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/RL1905Soss
— Morgan Bell (@mrs_morgan_bell) April 2, 2020
Well, we setup for the long haul there…got buried early and charged to 3rd. Great week with the @iRacing @WoOLateModels and @NosEnergyDrink!
Thanks to @FS1 for allowing us to show what dirt racing is all about.
…sorry to let you down, @ClintBowyer.
— Mike McKinney (@Mike_McKinney) April 2, 2020
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Getting ready to go short track/dirt racing – this is going to be a blast! Oh & going to try & keep @ClintBowyer off the chip for this broadcast. 😂 . Pumped to also have Johnny Gibson in the house to call the 4 wide! . Tune to @FS1 at 8pm ET for Wednesday iRacing with @WoOSprint & @WoOLateModels!
Post race recap 🏁@FS1 @NHRA @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws @FOXSports @NAPAKnowHow pic.twitter.com/AopXpM9h0b
— Ron Capps (@RonCapps28) April 2, 2020
17th to 6th in my @NosEnergyDrink virtual LM tonight in the @WoOLateModels @iRacing invitational on @FS1
Was a lot of fun! Appreciate the opportunity! Just had to get out of the back of the pack and the track finally came around to my setup.
— Bobby Pierce (@BobbyPierce32) April 2, 2020
The media was also engaged, too:
I’m about to watch @KyleBusch virtually race a sprint car against @KyleLarsonRacin @BradSweet49 @CBellRacing @DavidGravel and more. What a world. FS1.
— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) April 2, 2020
How do you “virtually” tell another @iRacing driver he’s No. 1? @WoOLateModels @WorldofOutlaws 🤔
— Lee Spencer (@CandiceSpencer) April 2, 2020
Christopher Bell wins the World of Outlaws sprint car iRacing event … waiting for someone to tell me this is why he doesn't run well in the #ProInvitationalSeries — must be concentrating on this more. #sarcasm
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) April 2, 2020
"I think we showed fans on @FS1 why the @WorldofOutlaws and the @WoOLateModels are called the Greatest Shows on Dirt," says @Gibvoice in closing tonight.
What. A. Blast. That. Was!#eSports | @iRacing
— Jacob Seelman (@JacobSeelman77) April 2, 2020
RECAP: @trentivey88 shocked an all-star @WoOLateModels field to win $1,000 during Wednesday night's @MortonBuildings @iRacing Invitational @TheDirtTrack –> https://t.co/bCRvuRNnQV
— SPEED SPORT (@SPEEDSPORT) April 2, 2020
RECAP: @CBellRacing showed up when it mattered most in Wednesday night's live @WorldofOutlaws @iRacing Invitational on @FS1, passing @KevinSwindell for the lead on a late restart and going on to a $1,000 victory –> https://t.co/mZCUSNU4IV
— Sprint Car & Midget (@SprintCarMagz) April 2, 2020