Bergeron on Top in Thrilling iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Action at Eldora

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Coming into the fourth round of the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship at Eldora Speedway, three drivers—2019 and 2020 series champion Alex Bergeron, 2018 series champion Tim Ryan, and Late Model World Champion Hayden Cardwell—had scored the first three wins of the year, and in doing so, established themselves as the likely trio to beat for this season’s title.

If there was any doubt in that combination, Monday night’s feature event all but eliminated it.

While all three drivers made subtle mistakes throughout the 35-lap feature, a lengthy green flag run through most of the race allowed the trio to pull away from the rest of the field. After late contact with the wall for Ryan opened the door, Bergeron was able to score the victory after an exciting duel of sliders in the race’s closing laps. The win made the Drummondville, Quebec native the first repeat winner of the 2020-21 campaign, and allowed him to pull within five points of Cardwell for the championship lead.

Cardwell would sneak past Ryan as well on the last lap to steal second, while Kendal Tucker and Nick Cooper would complete the top five. Cameron Merriman was the biggest position gainer on the night, climbing from 17th in the feature after winning the last chance qualifier to eighth at the checkered flag. Only one caution slowed the field, as Colton Davis flipped after contact with another car sent him into the wall on the frontstretch on Lap 10.

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship results from Eldora Speedway were as follows:

Fin. St. No. Driver Laps Interval Led Best Pts.
1 3 12 Alex A Bergeron 35 3 14.303 78
2 2 22 Hayden Cardwell 35 -0.771 0 14.226 75
3 1 98 Tim Ryan 35 -1.081 32 14.171 72
4 5 00 Kendal Tucker 35 -4.851 0 14.454 68
5 6 35 Nick Cooper 35 -5.378 0 14.355 65
6 9 52 James Edens 35 -5.577 0 14.449 61
7 13 85 Tyler Schell 35 -5.843 0 14.475 57
8 17 17 Cameron Merriman 35 -6.098 0 14.441 53
9 11 71 Cole V Cabre 35 -6.521 0 14.568 52
10 4 25 Tyler Ducharme 35 -6.642 0 14.418 51
11 8 18 Austen Semmelmann 35 -6.715 0 14.535 48
12 16 14 Dylan Schiebel 35 -7.773 0 14.499 44
13 10 34 Colton W Hardy 35 -8.217 0 14.552 43
14 14 21 Shae Paulo 35 -8.962 0 14.488 40
15 19 114 JD Brown 35 -9.279 0 14.495 37
16 12 99 Gregory Lamey 35 -9.660 0 14.613 37
17 15 9 Dustin Griffitts 35 -11.627 0 14.614 34
18 18 91 Anthony Jobe 35 -12.022 0 14.717 31
19 20 8 Cole Neuhalfen 35 -14.559 0 14.520 27
20 7 27 Colton Davis 10 -25 L 0 14.513 30

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship points through four rounds are as follows:

  1. Hayden Cardwell, 300
  2. Alex Bergeron, 295
  3. Tim Ryan, 255
  4. Nick Cooper, 253
  5. Kendal Tucker, 240
  6. Tyler Schell, 220
  7. James Edens, 182
  8. Tyler Ducharme, 170
  9. Cole Neuhalfen, 154
  10. Braden Eyler, 149

The iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship season hits its halfway point next Monday, December 7, at Lernerville Speedway. Bergeron and James Edens split the first two Sprint Car events at the track in 2020, while Cardwell swept the track’s races last season in a late model. As always, the race can be streamed live on DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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