Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Alex Bergeron took the win in an iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship race on Monday night.

The two-time defending series champion from Quebec made up for an underwhelming 11th place qualifying performance, stealing the lead from top title rival James Edens on the last lap of his heat and leading the final eight laps of the feature at Volusia Speedway Park to score a victory in the championship opener. Bergeron made the decisive pass on Nick Cooper, who hung on for second place, while last season’s Late Model World Champion Hayden Cardwell clung to the final podium spot.

This season’s WoO Sprint Car entry list added Cardwell and 2018 series champion Tim Ryan to a deep entry list that already featured past race winners and perpetual front-runners like Bergeron, Edens, Braden Eyler, Kendal Tucker, and Cole Cabre. Ryan’s return to the grid commenced with a fourth place finish, just ahead of Edens by four one-thousandths of a second at the finish line. Four cautions slowed down the feature, but only Tucker (who nonetheless led two laps) and Zane Scott failed to finish every circuit among the 20 drivers to make the main event.

iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship results from Volusia Speedway Park were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Driver

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

Pts.

1 3 12 Alex A Bergeron 36 8 14.769 78
2 6 35 Nick Cooper 36 -0.854 8 14.769 74
3 1 22 Hayden Cardwell 36 -1.387 0 14.829 72
4 5 98 Tim Ryan 36 -1.552 0 14.925 68
5 7 52 James Edens 36 -1.556 0 14.846 65
6 2 25 Tyler Ducharme 36 -1.583 16 14.699 63
7 13 71 Cole V Cabre 36 -1.666 0 14.817 57
8 10 85 Tyler Schell 36 -2.235 0 14.811 55
9 18 80 Joshua Steinke 36 -2.362 0 14.816 50
10 8 10 Rusty L Kruger 36 -2.363 0 14.782 50
11 14 1 Mason Hannagan 36 -2.801 0 14.941 46
12 16 18 Austen Semmelmann2 36 -2.870 0 14.848 44
13 19 5 Braden Eyler 36 -3.576 0 14.771 41
14 15 8 Cole Neuhalfen 36 -3.684 0 14.838 40
15 11 41 Logan Rumsey 36 -4.075 0 14.932 39
16 17 17 Cameron Merriman 36 -4.211 0 14.865 35
17 9 74 Adam Elby 36 -4.654 0 14.974 35
18 20 21 Shae Paulo 36 -4.854 0 14.911 30
19 4 00 Kendal Tucker 35 -1 L 2 14.835 33
20 12 37 Zane Scott 4 -32 L 0 14.821 29

 

The iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship season continues on Monday, November 16 at 9PM ET with a visit to Knoxville Raceway. Eyler is the defending Knoxville winner, while Bergeron scored victories at the track in both 2018 and 2019, and Ryan and Edens have a win there apiece. The race can be seen live for free on DirtVision at www.DirtVision.com and on iRacing’s social media channels. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.