World of Outlaws Continues Live on FS1’s Wednesday Night iRacing


Dirt Track Racers Take another Swing at NASCAR and NHRA Stars  

Action-Packed Series Debut Proved to be a Crowd Pleaser

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Greatest Show on Dirt did not disappoint in its Wednesday Night iRacing debut, earning itself a sequel as FOX Sports confirmed today the addition of another World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational, live from the virtual Knoxville Raceway on Wednesday, April 8 (8:00 PM ET) on FS1. This will be the second installment of a weekly FS1 series of iRacing events featuring drivers from across multiple disciplines and various virtual racetracks.

In real life, the World of Outlaws winged warriors travel coast-to-coast fending off the challenges of all comers across some 90 races, in the most grueling schedule in motorsports.  Things won’t get any easier this Wednesday as dirt track standouts David Gravel (WoO), Bobby Pierce (DIRTcar Racing), Scott Bloomquist (WoO), Logan Schuchart (WoO), and Brian Brown (Knoxville 410 Sprint Track Champion), face off again against Kyle Larson (NASCAR), Christopher Bell (NASCAR), Cruz Pedregon (NHRA), Ron Capps (NHRA) and more.  Just like in real life, you never know exactly who might show up to challenge the Outlaws. This past Wednesday, two-time NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch shocked fans with a last-minute entry. Tune in this week to find out who is next!

The one-hour program will once again be set up as a double header with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series and Morton Buildings Late Model Series on the high-banks of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA.  The Sprint Car Capital of the World hosts holds the paramount sprint car event in the country, the Knoxville Nationals.

“This week’s broadcast may have been virtual, but it felt very real, from Johnny’s 4-Wide call to the tale of two different winners,” said Ben Geisler, Chief Marketing Officer for the World of Outlaws.  “Christopher Bell (Sprint Car Winner) is one of NASCAR’s hottest rising stars, and while his win was hard fought, it was hardly a surprise; but local racer Trent Ivey’s win (Late Models) is exactly the brand of ‘the unexpected’ that makes our series so unique.”

Adam Alexander will continue to host, along with fast-paced calls of Johnny Gibson, The Voice of the World of Outlaws, calling the action. NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Jeff Gordon, who began his career on dirt, will again be paired with NASCAR CUP SERIES driver Clint Bowyer.

“There is no way last Wednesday night would have been done with the same authenticity and energy if Johnny hadn’t been with us,” Alexander said. “He is THE voice of the outlaws. I first worked an Outlaws race with Johnny in the late ‘90s, and he has the same passion for the series now as he did then. He drove round trip from Pittsburgh to do that show. He told me when he arrived home at 4:40 AM, after a 6.5 hour-drive … he couldn’t sleep because he was still so excited, and that excitement came through.”

FOX Sports also continues its coverage of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series from virtual Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 5 (1:00 PM ET) on FOX*, FS1 and the FOX Sports app.  If you missed the first Wednesday Night iRacing, you can watch it again Sunday April 5 (12:00 PM ET) and then stay tuned for this week’s eNASCAR event.

Lucas Oil Announces
New eSports Involvement

CORONA, Calif. (April 3, 2020) - While the current focus of all Americans is to stay healthy, many race fans and drivers are eager to interact and profess their love of racing. eSports, through a variety of races and broadcasts, has allowed that to happen during a time when this community needs it the most. To further enhance that camaraderie, Lucas Oil Products, the American-based manufacturer and distributor of performance additives and oils, announced today that they are expanding their presence in eSports. Lucas Oil eSports will begin with a focus on the competition surrounding the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.


Lucas Oil has already enjoyed a partnership with iRacing through the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. Several of the tracks and the series events can be utilized with the online platform. In fact, the 3/8 mile dirt oval track and the off-road track at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, are scheduled to be scanned for future iRacing competitions. 

"Lucas Oil has always tried to be on the cutting edge of all that it involves itself with and eSports is one of the new leading areas of development within racing,” said Morgan Lucas, Senior V.P. of Sales for Lucas Oil. "We have a great family of Lucas Oil supporters and that racing goes hand-in-hand with that. eSports is an important way for us to expand our exposure to new groups while creating a bond with our existing racing community.”

A series of races are currently being planned to create a sense of togetherness for the community of each of the series and events. Lucas Oil eSports will utilize the vastly popular iRacing platform, which many racers currently use to hone their skills.

The first race for Lucas Oil eSports will be the Late Model Knoxville Nationals for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 10 at 8 pm ET, and will be broadcasted on Lucas Oil’s Facebook page. The series team of MAVTV and Lucas Oil Racing TV commentators, Bob Dillner, James Essex and Dave Argabright, will call the action.

Several of the best Dirt Late Model racers in the country who compete in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series this year will take part in this challenge. They will face-off against others who will qualify through an "Open Race” format the day before the official event. An announcement of which drivers will participate will be coming soon.

"While we all try to do our part in making sure our country overcomes the virus, the anticipation for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to resume action in 2020 is building,” said series director Rick Schwallie. "After successful Georgia and Florida Speedweeks, which saw impressive car counts, racers and fans now have the opportunity to build on that through series events within Lucas Oil eSports, and we are excited to have the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series be a part of that.”

A full schedule for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, and the legendary Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is coming soon.

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