Intensity Raised When Bloomquist Joined Monday’s iRacing Invitational
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Drivers react to legend's addition to inaugural World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model event at Charlotte

CONCORD, NC — An hour before Monday night’s inaugural World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational from The Dirt Track at Charlotte on DIRTVision, a tweet rocked Dirt Late Model fans in social media. Legendary Scott Bloomquist announced he was racing.

With only a few hours to get used to his new setup, Bloomquist made the Morton Buildings Feature, which Mike McKinney won in a NOS Energy Drink-sponsored car. Nearly 50 star drivers from across multiple disciplines competed in the unique iRacing Invitational, but the addition of Bloomquist added a whole new dimension …

The stout field included NASCAR stars like Kyle Larson and Chase Briscoe, NHRA champions Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon, and a bevy of dirt racing experts, like three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Late Model national champion Bobby Pierce, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series 2019 top rookie Carson Macedo, 2018 Prairie DIRT Classic Champion Devin Moran, last week’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink iRacing Invitational winner Logan Seavey (in the Rocket Chassis #1 House Car), current DIRTcar Nationals Champion Nick Hoffman, and dozens more.

Then, the green flag dropped. It was wild. Bloomquist didn’t disappoint for having very little iRacing seat time. The action was fast and furious, with everyone trying to get to the front as quickly as possible. For some it worked out, for others, well, not so much. Clearly, the addition of Bloomquist had an impact on his fellow competitors.

The flexibility of DIRTVision was also apparent in the way fans consumed the race, including a few who opted to watch everything from a computer monitor to a big screen TV.

Finally, the media reports started rolling in congratulating McKinney for the $1,000 victory …