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April 23, 2020

Seibers Enjoys iRacing Success During Hiatus
Tops Lucas Oil eSports Event at Kokomo

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. (04/23/20) – As the real-world racing hiatus continues due to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) pandemic, David Seibers has found his racing “fix” in virtual competition.

Seibers wheeled his (virtual) G.P.S. Motorsports No. 18 S.M.S. Plumbing/ Frisky Motorsports/ Black Diamond Race Car/ Custom Race Engine Super Late Model to a Lucas Oil eSports victory on Friday night at (virtual) Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

David did not transfer from Thursday’s "Open” race, which pits real-world racers not yet locked-in the following day’s event. Yet, when a locked-in driver declared he couldn’t compete due to work obligations on Friday, Seibers jumped at the opportunity.

In the 75-lap main event, Seibers broke into the Top 5 early and took part in a three-wide battle for the lead with polesitter Kaeden Cornell and Corey Gordon. Sliding ahead of Gordon on the top with less than five to-go, David Seibers soared to his first iRacing victory of the season over Cornell, Mike McKinney, Corey Gordon, and Nick Stroupe.

"My heart was pumping,” said an elated Seibers in (virtual) Victory Lane. "I was hoping to get a caution at the end and then me and Cornell got into that. I apologize for that, but it was a fun race.”

"It was hard. I had to work the gas and the brake (running the high line around Kokomo Speedway). Once you get in the wall, it sucks you into it and you have to turn off of it. This is a fun bullring. This is very exciting to be part of this. Hopefully we’ll get back to real racing soon.”

The Lucas Oil eSports league continues on Friday, April 24 at 8pm ET from the (virtual) Lanier National Speedway. The event will be broadcasted live on the Lucas Oil Facebook Page .

For more information on Lucas Oil eSports, please follow @LucasOilEsports on Twitter or email
David Seibers would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include G.P.S. Motorsports, S.M.S. Plumbing, Frisky Motorsports, Nunley’s Plumbing, Diamond Designs, CSB Consulting, Kidd Kove Farm, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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DIRT ZEN – William Byron finding joy in challenge of learning World of Outlaws iRacing
NASCAR star and Sprint Car fan taking to challenge of virtual dirt track racing

CONCORD, NC – April 23, 2020 – After winning Sunday’s NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational, William Byron was eager to get back to racing – virtual dirt racing.

The young NASCAR star, who drives the famed #24 for Hendrick Motorsports, made his World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car iRacing Invitational debut at Lernerville Speedway the week before and became hooked.

“I just enjoy the challenge of something completely different for my brain to process,” Byron said. “A completely different challenge. A lot of things are opposite of what you do on asphalt and I like that challenge of being able to adapt and try to learn what is going on.”

Byron’s career progression to NASCAR – which includes a NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Series championship – has been well documented of starting with iRacing. The 22-year-old has more than 300 iRacing wins on pavements tracks. He has a handful of virtual dirt wins, too, but not near the years of experience he’s spent on asphalt.

“I did some dirt racing, maybe five or six times when it first came out (on iRacing),” Byron said. “Honestly, I haven’t really done much since then. Getting back into it now is really fun for me.”

Unlike other professional drivers who have also joined the World of Outlaws iRacing Invitational league, such as Ron Capps, Cruz Pedregon and Juan Pablo Montoya, Byron has never driven an actual dirt race car. However, he has run one NASCAR Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway.

Byron’s always been a fan of Sprint Car racing, though. He’s attended World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series races at Calistoga Speedway, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Eldora.

Now that he’s stepped behind the wheel of a virtual World of Outlaws Sprint Car, he can’t get enough of it.

“The structure of the race is pretty cool, having qualifying not dictate a whole lot of your race,” he said. “You have qualifying, but then that puts you in your own Heat Race. I really like that because you can overcome your qualifying effort pretty easily if you have a good Heat Race. Or vice versa. You can screw up a good qualifying effort if you have a bad heat race. So, it’s kind of really evens the playing field where the strongest guys come to the front. So, I like that.”

His biggest challenge, so far, has been predicting and figuring out the ever-changing track conditions in dirt racing. While asphalt track conditions can be predictable, dirt tracks tend to change week to week.

“I feel like my line changes every lap,” Byron said. “You can never really do the same thing and expect the same result. It’s hard to practice in this sport, too, because the track is never the same in every race. It’s just tough to wrap your arms around it. There’s no practice for it, you just have to race.”

He's been putting in the laps in an effort to get better. Byron said he’s done a “heavy amount” of Sprint Car racing on iRacing to prepare for the World of Outlaws iRacing Invitationals. He wants to be competitive. But it’s also a chance for him to just have fun racing.

While there’s pressure on him every Sunday to perform in NASCAR’s Pro Invitational events – which he’s won twice, so far – the Sprint Cars are a chance for him to relax.

“I can just go out there and do my thing and try to overachieve whatever my goal was,” he said. “I like that aspect of it.”

Byron has picked up on Sprint Car racing rather quick, too. He finished 15th in his World of Outlaws debut at Lernerville and then had an impressive charge from 19th to seventh in the latest Feature at the challenging William Grove Speedway – beating previous Invitational winners Kevin Swindell and Christopher Bell.

Being able to race around actual Sprint Car drivers has helped him learn a lot in a short period of time.

“It’s cool to get to know those guys,” Byron said. “I’ve really gained a lot of respect for how good they are. That’s been the fun part for me.”

As he continues to integrate himself in the Sprint Car community more, Byron said he hopes to be able to try a real World of Outlaws Sprint Car at some point. He doesn’t have any connections in that area at the moment, he said, but if he could put something together that doesn’t interfere with his asphalt racing, he could see himself doing something in the off-season next year.

For now, he’s enjoying the challenge of learning a new discipline and becoming a new face in the Sprint Car world.

The next World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car iRacing Invitational will be Sunday, April 26, at 7 p.m. (ET) on DIRTVision presented by Drydene at the virtual Eldora Speedway.

RACE CHASER: Junghans’ Success Tied to Series Longevity
Coming off best season, Kansas racer sets his sights high

With the return of several veteran drivers and additions of the sport’s top rookie competitors to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series over the past few seasons, the longest-tenured member of the full-time roster without missing a season is now Chase Junghans.

Junghans, of Manhattan, KS, has held a roster spot for some time in every season since his rookie campaign in 2014. Ever since then, he’s been steadily improving. In seasons making more than 30 starts, he’s slowly been creeping up the year-end points tally finishing order. He’s had a win three different seasons and has also been improving every year in other stats categories such as top-10s and laps led.





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Hailing from the Great Plains, Junghans normally has the farthest tow to wherever the next race is and come about as far in a career that’s seen him with multiple different car designs, chassis and even haircuts. Looking back on his first few starts with the Outlaws over six years ago, Junghans reflects on what it was like to be a nationally touring driver at the age of 20.

“I was just enjoying it,” he said. “That was like the first time I finally got to travel with racing full-time, it was fun. I was just out there racing, I wasn’t really worried about results or anything, was just trying to better myself racing with the best of the best.”

Starting out as a teenage Modified racer around his local Midwest tracks, Junghans raced several years alongside older brother Grant, who passed in 2016 after a six-year battle with cancer. Junghans switched to a Late Model in 2013 and has enjoyed every minute of the road grind since.

“It’s about the only thing I know how to do, honestly,” Junghans said. “I’ve been doing it since God knows when. I’ve been around racecars since I was able to scrape mud, it seems like.

“I didn’t really ever do any sports or anything, it was either hanging out at the racetrack or working out in the shop here in Manhattan. It seems like it’s in my blood, that’s all I’ve ever known how to do.”

The 2019 season was Junghans’ best yet. He scored his third career tour victory in July at Red Cedar Speedway and amassed a personal record of Drydene Heat race wins, Morton Buildings Feature top-fives, top-10s and laps led. A fourth-place result in the overall points standings was enough to bring the raw emotion right out of him as he reflected on his greatest accomplishments at the year-end banquet.

However, the 27-year-old has been through some struggles as of late. But he will recover.

“I feel like I’m a consistent eighth-place car, but I need to get better, for sure,” Junghans said. “Lost a couple of crew guys after Speedweeks, so it’s just been me and my other guy, but we know what we’ve got to do.”

Drivers and teams will come and go, and the World of Outlaws has seen plenty cycle in-and-out of the full-time roster every year since its inception. But Junghans has been loyal, season-after-season, and has no plans of doing anything else for a full-time job any time soon.

“It’s just been a blessing to be able to do it,” he said. “I don’t know how long I’ll keep on doing it, but we’ve been enjoying it since we started. Even when we run like crap or things don’t go the way we want, it’s still a lot better than an 8-to-5.”

For the 2017 season, Junghans made the chassis switch from Capital Race Cars to Rocket Chassis. He had befriended Rocket Chassis house car driver Brandon Sheppard in earlier seasons, racing at various events around the country and at Arizona Speedway’s Wild West Shootout, and Junghans soon developed a professional relationship with Rocket1 owner Mark Richards.

Junghans said he’s been very grateful for the help that Richards, Sheppard and the rest of the Rocket1 team has provided in previous years, and fans can still catch them parking beside each other at World of Outlaws events.

“If there’s ever anything that happens at the track or something, it seems like all those guys are there to help,” Junghans said. “If you get caught in a predicament, they’ve got their stuff so organized, they can normally help you out with something if you’re in a 9-1-1 deal.”

Though the motorsports world is on pause for now, Junghans continues to push forward in his efforts to improve himself as a driver and the strength of the team around him. Reflecting back a bit on just how far he’s come as a Dirt Late Model pilot on the national level, he has a very important piece of advice he’d give his 20-year-old self as a rookie in 2014, and any other aspiring racecar driver in the making.

“Just don’t ever give up,” Junghans said. “If you’re able to do it, I highly suggest you go out and try to race with us. Even though you get your butt kicked in the dirt all the time, you’re only going to be as good as who you race against, that’s the way I look at it.”

#BuiltFordProud iRacing Skins Available for Download

Winged Sprint Car, Dirt Late Model Schemes Opened To iRacing Participants

BROWNSBURG, IND. (April 23, 2020) – Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR) is proud to announce that the #BuiltFordProud paint scheme that Stewart-Haas Racing’s Chase Briscoe competed with in the April 21 World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car iRacing Invitational is available for download on The blue and white scheme carrying the No. 5 that Briscoe finished ninth with on Tuesday paid homage to Ford Motor Company’s (Ford) COVID-19 efforts.

Ford, with the design and testing consultation from 3M has developed a new powered air-purifying respirator (PARP). Production on the devices began on April 14 at Ford’s Vreeland facility near Flat Rock, Mich., with paid UAW volunteers assisting in the effort. In collaboration with the UAW, Ford is also producing face masks at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich., that will be used globally.

To further protect health care workers, Ford is leading efforts to manufacturer reusable gowns from airbag materials with supplier Joyson Safety Systems. The brand is also working with Thermo Fisher Scientific to quickly expand production of COVID-19 collection kits for patient testing. Work at Ford’s Rawsonville (Mich.) Components Plant is underway to transform a portion of the plant to manufacture a third-party ventilator in collaboration with GE Healthcare to build on a goal of 50,000 Model A-E ventilators by July 4 to help with COVID-19 patients.

In addition to the winged sprint car version of the #BuiltFordProud scheme, fans can also download a dirt late model version for use in iRacing events. TSR and Drew Neel of One IX Design are proud to offer a total of 14 different iRacing ‘skins’ to competitors via the website.

To view or download available schemes, please visit the links noted below:

#BuiltFordProud Winged Sprint Car Download:

#BuiltFordProud Dirt Late Model Download:

To learn more about Ford’s COVID-19 response, please visit:

For more information regarding TSR’s partners, please visit

For more information regarding iRacing, please visit

To learn more about Trading Paints, please visit

Fans can also follow One IX Design on Instagram at @oneixdesign.

Ford Motor Company:
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 190,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit

Ford Performance Motorsports:
Ford’s racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Cup Series, XFINITY Series, Gander RV & Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series), FIA World Rally Championship, Virgin Australian Supercars Championship, Formula Drift, and NHRA Funny Car and sportsman drag racing. In addition, the organization also oversees the development of Ford’s racing engines, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts.

About Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR):
Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) is the title-winning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owned by three-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. The organization has captured 26 short-track racing titles (17 United States Auto Club and nine World of Outlaws) since its inception in 2001. In 2020 TSR will field a team for 10-time World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Ind., TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at or on Facebook at, on Instagram at @tonystewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Misha Geisert, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing
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