Redemption for Ryan in Charlotte
by Randy Chenowth
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Championship Series had its second round at Charlotte, and for the second round in a row Tim Ryan put in Quick Time during Time Trials and went on to win the Feature.
Action picked up early in the heat races with drivers putting on some good racing in all four heats and finding a couple of different lines to make work in order to pick up spots, most of them running the higher line.
The Last Chance Showdown proved to be drama filled. Alex Bergeron controlled the race out in front for the full 15 laps, but the last three transfer spots were tightly contested. A pair of mistakes on the final lap impacted those cars in coveted transfer positions, allowing Justin Thomas and Toby Debele to pick up the pieces and transfer to the Feature.
For the main event Tim Ryan looked keen early to avoid a repeat performance of the opening round at Eldora, where despite having a dominant night, a mid-race mistake took him well out of contention. Despite challenges from Howard Weaver and Austen Semmelmann, the 98 Evolution Racing Team car driven by Tim Ryan held on, leading all 30 laps of the Feature event.
The Greatest Show on Virtual Dirt returns with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model Championship Series stops at the ¼-mile bullring at Limaland on May 28th with the Sprint Cars putting on their third race on June 12 at the Sprint Car Capitol of the World in Knoxville. Be sure to catch all the action on iRacing Live and on DIRTVision.com.