CONCORD, NC — Whether it was the reaction of fans, media or the racers themselves, the first NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational that aired Wednesday night on DIRTVision clearly provided a much-needed respite from what many are dealing with around the world.
Johnny Gibson in the booth, a remote drivers meeting with World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series Race Director Mike Hess, side-by-side racing, a four-wide parade lap and a thrilling finish at Volusia Speedway Park had everything a World of Outlaws fan could want. From World of Outlaws stars to drivers from NASCAR, NHRA and weekly tracks across the country, the entire event proved to be a blast.
While Logan Seavey took home the checkered flag, it was clearly an event bigger than any one driver, and Social Media enjoyed every minute:
— Justin Marks (@JustinMarksDG) March 26, 2020
— Erin CrockerEvernham (@ErinEvernham) March 26, 2020
That was fun to watch. Nice work to everyone involved. @Logan_Seavey wins the inaugural race. I thought @JamieBall5J was the guy to beat and then he disappeared. @dirtvision @WorldofOutlaws @iRacing 👍 https://t.co/rkE4A1yWFy
— Kasey Kahne (@kaseykahne) March 26, 2020
This was honestly a lot of fun. Trying to teach my dad the very little I know. For his heat my heart was literally pounding like he was about to run his heat at the Knoxville Nationals. So much fun. Thank you @iRacing @WorldofOutlaws @dirtvision.
— Brayden McMahan (@brayden_mcmahan) March 26, 2020
— Jordan Beal (@Bealj12) March 26, 2020
News coverage of the event was also thorough, with some stations even going to see the drivers and their simulator setups in their homes and race shops.
(I should tell you, @LanceDewease is great on a dirt track, ok on a game controller… but mostly a good sport to put up with the teasing 😂)
— Allie Berube (@allieberube) March 26, 2020
How about it, y'all?!?🏁🏁🏁
— Lyndsay Barna (@lyndsay_barna) March 26, 2020
RECAP: @Logan_Seavey slid past @robbiekendall55 and went on to victory and a $1,000 payday during Wednesday night's inaugural @WorldofOutlaws @iRacing Invitational at the virtual @VolusiaSpeedway –> https://t.co/ZGj5RWcg5I
— Sprint Car & Midget (@SprintCarMagz) March 26, 2020
Afterward, the drivers even provided post-race reaction, from Brian Brown doing a full interview in his kitchen surrounded by products from his sponsors to David Gravel giving a complete recap of his night.
— Brian Brown (@BrianBrown21) March 26, 2020
— David Gravel (@DavidGravel) March 26, 2020
— Robbie Kendall (@robbiekendall55) March 26, 2020
— Chase Johnson (@_ChaseJohnson) March 26, 2020
Finally, if you missed the event, check out the highlights below, and tune into DIRTVision later this week and be part of the #DVWatchParty Friday with several historic World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races and Saturday with World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars from Knoxville Raceway.
— World of Outlaws (@WorldofOutlaws) March 26, 2020