BACK ON TOP: Bergeron Wins iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Sprint Car Series Opener

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Multi-Time Champion Conquers Virtual Volusia Speedway Park to Open 2022-23 Season

For most of the history of the iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Sprint Car Series, Quebec’s Alex Bergeron has been seen as the driver to beat. In Monday night’s season opener from the virtual Volusia Speedway Park, the series’ first race since welcoming new title partner Carquest Auto Parts, Bergeron showed exactly why he’s earned multiple championships, regaining the lead from longtime title foil James Edens in the closing laps to win the opener and take the early points lead.

As he so often has in the past, Bergeron qualified first and won Heat 1, with Logan Rumsey, Tyler Schell, and John Helms joining him as heat winners, and Aiden Bierlein and Clayton Tilley winning the last chance qualifiers. Bergeron would hold onto the lead in the early laps, but Timothy Smith would rocket from the edge of the top 10 up to first by riding the outside line.

Two cautions just after halfway would bunch the field up, with a big flip for Bryce Lucius ending his race early for the first and a stackup that spun Kendal Tucker causing the second. Smith maintained the top spot off the first restart, but Edens would pull past on the inside with Bergeron in tow after the second. Soon after, Bergeron would assert himself to the inside of Edens, with the duo running side by side through the final laps. Bergeron would nose ahead as the laps ticked down, maintaining the advantage by just over a tenth of a second at the finish line as Edens made his final move.

The iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Sprint Car Series season continues next Monday with a visit to Eldora Speedway, where Edens took the checkered flag last year. As always, the action streams live at 9PM ET on DIRTVision and across iRacing social media channels.

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NEW iRacing World of Outlaws Carquest Sprint Car Series Points (1/10 Races): 1. Alex Bergeron (78); 2. James Edens (-4); 3. Tyler Schell (-6); 4. Evan Seay (-11): 5. Timothy Smith (-13); 6. Kenny Miller (-16); 7. JD Brown (-23); 8. Tyler Ducharme (-23); 9. Logan Rumsey (-24); 10. Adam Elby (-29).

RESULTS from Volusia Speedway Park:

Fin. St. No. Driver Laps Interval Led Best Pts.
1 1 12 Alex A Bergeron 35 13 14.737 78
2 6 52 James Edens 35 -0.111 4 14.841 74
3 3 85 Tyler Schell 35 -0.412 0 14.828 72
4 10 33 Evan Seay 35 -0.701 0 14.835 67
5 7 86 Timothy S Smith 35 -0.966 16 14.648 65
6 8 23 Kenny Miller 35 -1.395 0 14.892 62
7 19 14 JD Brown 35 -1.912 0 14.977 55
8 9 25 Tyler Ducharme 35 -2.191 0 14.937 55
9 2 41 Logan Rumsey2 35 -2.602 0 14.836 54
10 12 74 Adam Elby 35 -2.936 0 14.994 49
11 14 1 Mason Hannagan 35 -3.591 0 14.924 46
12 17 13 Aiden Bierlein 35 -3.709 0 14.846 43
13 20 49 Ryan Avila 35 -3.776 0 14.905 40
14 18 51 Clayton W Tilley 35 -4.081 0 14.916 39
15 5 20 Aiden Forster 35 -6.496 0 14.850 40
16 16 39 Andrew Hoefler 35 -7.745 0 15.135 36
17 11 48 Dylan Yeager 35 -18.893 0 14.952 35
18 4 21 John Helms 34 -1 L 2 14.961 35
19 15 00 Kendal Tucker 33 -2 L 0 14.903 30
20 13 22 Bryce Lucius 21 -14 L 0 14.940 28

 

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