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Edens Returns to iRacing World of Outlaws Winner’s Circle in Inaugural Bristol Visit

Edens Returns to iRacing World of Outlaws Winner’s Circle in Inaugural Bristol Visit

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Swindell Speedlab Esports’ James Edens survived not only multiple restarts in the last few laps, but also heavy pressure from last year’s series runner-up Hayden Cardwell, as the iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series made its inaugural visit to Bristol Motor Speedway. After two first-time winners in the first two rounds of the season, Edens finally scored one for the veterans of the series after winning his heat race and starting on the pole.

Edens held onto the lead early on, but faced heavy pressure from Timothy Smith that eventually enabled Smith to take the lead in the middle stages. After the first caution, which involved Edens’ teammate Adam Elby, Edens would return to the lead, while Smith would eventually falter and fail to finish all 35 laps of the race.

With two laps to go on the penultimate restart, the top two drivers in points and last week’s winner found themselves in trouble and caused the last caution of the night. Three-time defending series champion and points leader Alex Bergeron and Kokomo winner Evan Seay made contact, which ended with Seay spinning and collecting second in points Cameron Merriman. Bergeron and Merriman were lucky enough to keep their spots in the running order as they didn’t spin, and recovered to finish third and seventh respectively, but Seay would lose his position and fall to 16th at race’s end.

The Bergeron-Seay-Merriman wreck opened up one last restart for Cardwell to try to make the winning move. The Knoxville native had a great run on the previous restart, but Edens held court on the one-lap dash to score the win. Each of the Bristol podium finishers notched their second top three of the season, with Edens and Cardwell stringing together their second in a row after finishing third and second, respectively, at Kokomo.

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series results from Bristol Motor Speedway were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 1 52 James Edens 35 23 15.008 78
2 8 07 Hayden Cardwell 35 -0.395 0 15.059 74
3 11 12 Alex A Bergeron 35 -0.490 0 14.949 70
4 2 48 Dylan Yeager 35 -0.562 0 15.021 69
5 10 41 Logan Rumsey2 35 -0.655 0 15.029 64
6 9 127 Blake Matjoulis 35 -1.145 0 15.007 61
7 7 17 Cameron Merriman 35 -1.410 0 15.040 59
8 20 0 Justin Sherman3 35 -1.498 0 14.955 53
9 13 18 Austen Semmelmann2 35 -1.571 0 15.039 51
10 5 00 Kendal Tucker 35 -1.803 0 15.082 50
11 15 13 Aiden Bierlein 35 -1.929 0 15.047 46
12 19 4 Ross Keiser2 35 -2.578 0 14.975 43
13 14 85 Tyler Schell 35 -2.582 0 15.005 42
14 17 51 Clayton W Tilley 35 -2.793 0 15.013 38
15 18 5 Braden Eyler 35 -2.976 0 15.072 37
16 4 33 Evan Seay 35 -3.179 0 14.927 39
17 12 99 Gregory Lamey 34 -1 L 0 15.610 35
18 3 86 Timothy S Smith 32 -3 L 12 14.912 35
19 6 74 Adam Elby 24 -11 L 0 14.998 32
20 16 91 Ernie Williams Jr. 16 -19 L 0 15.748 28

 

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series points through three rounds are as follows:

  1. Alex Bergeron, 214
  2. James Edens, 195
  3. Cameron Merriman, 194
  4. Blake Matjoulis, 190
  5. Logan Rumsey, 188
  6. Evan Seay, 168
  7. Kendal Tucker, 155
  8. Hayden Cardwell, 150
  9. Dylan Yeager, 147
  10. Austen Semmelmann, 138

The iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series season continues next week at Eldora Speedway, where Bergeron scored his second win of last season on the way to his third straight series title. The event will stream live on iRacing social media and DirtVision on Monday at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

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