DIGITAL DOMINATION: Seay Dominates Charlotte for $1,000 Win in Inaugural Digital Dash

One-hundred thirty nine other drivers signed-up for a chance to take down the best Dirt Oval racers in the biggest Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified event in iRacing history. In the end, all fell to their knees and bowed at the feet of CFM eSports ringer Evan Seay, who led all 50 laps of the inaugural DIRTcar Digital Dash to collect the biggest cash prize in DIRTcar eSports history.

“We’ve won here with DIRTcar eSports before in the Big Blocks, but that wasn’t with the competition we have here tonight,” Seay said. “It’s not easy, and it definitely feels great to come out here and win again, not just for $250 but for $1,000 is awesome.”

Seay is now $1,000 richer after dominating the second day of the two-day event, first winning Magnum Race Design Preliminary Round Feature #1 before setting quick time in Final Round Qualifying and winning the big show from the pole. The Matjoulis-Seay SpeedShop #33 fended off pressure from runner-up Dylan Houser all race long, mastering restarts to keep Houser’s #2 at bay behind him.

“I know Dylan is always going to be there on those restarts – he’ll trying anything he can to get you off your game,” Seay said. “It was hard to figure out which line to choose going into [Turn] 1. I didn’t know which line I’d go if I had him cleared to the top, or if I didn’t have him cleared what line I could go.”

Houser nearly had Seay cleared for the lead on one of the late-race restarts, but the yellow was quickly thrown right after and forced him back to second. Try as he may, Houser was unable to take advantage on the restarts and get by for the lead.

“It was very tough, especially with these cars how the wig-out so bad before you take the green or even just pacing,” Houser said. “[Seay] makes one little move and you don’t know if he went or if he didn’t. So, you’ve got a 50/50 shot at timing it right.”

Third-place Dylan Wilson earned Hard Charger honors after a shy Qualifying effort of 23rd placed him nearly dead-last on the starting grid. In the end, he avoided the accidents and made every lap count on his way to the front, collecting $500 for his efforts.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

DIRTcar Digital Dash Feature (50 laps) – 1. 33-Evan Seay; 2. 2-Dylan Houser; 3. 80-Dylan Wilson; 4. 12-Alex Bergeron; 5. 02-Bryce Bailey; 6. 213-Jim Boniface; 7. 21-Caleb Schellenberg; 8. 85-Hunter Heck; 9. 42-Jordan Casey; 10. 6-Koulten Herbert; 11. 19-Mike Augustine; 12. 91-Felix Roy; 13. 002-Logan Gill; 14. 13-Aiden Bierlein; 15. 157-Drew Hopkins; 16. 82-Dalton DeWert; 17. 96-Gunnar Swanchara; 18. 88-William Watson; 19. 75-Ryan Gofmanas; 20. 32-Izaak Deoliveira; 21. 00-Kendal Tucker; 22. 37-Robby Swan; 23. 74-Loic Bernier; 24. 5-Isaac Salas

5/11/22 – DIRTcar Digital Dash Preliminary/Final Rounds

DIRTcar Digital Dash Feature (50 laps) – 1. 33-Evan Seay; 2. 2-Dylan Houser; 3. 80-Dylan Wilson; 4. 12-Alex Bergeron; 5. 02-Bryce Bailey; 6. 213-Jim Boniface; 7. 21-Caleb Schellenberg; 8. 85-Hunter Heck; 9. 42-Jordan Casey; 10. 6-Koulten Herbert; 11. 19-Mike Augustine; 12. 91-Felix Roy; 13. 002-Logan Gill; 14. 13-Aiden Bierlein; 15. 157-Drew Hopkins; 16. 82-Dalton DeWert; 17. 96-Gunnar Swanchara; 18. 88-William Watson; 19. 75-Ryan Gofmanas; 20. 32-Isaak Deoliveira; 21. 00-Kendal Tucker; 22. 37-Robby Swan; 23. 74-Loic Bernier; 24. 5-Isaac Salas

Final Round Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 33-Evan Seay [16.102]; 2. 19-Mike Augustine [16.112]; 3. 32-Izaak Deoliveira [16.126]; 4. 2-Dylan R. Houser [16.129]; 5. 3-Isaac Salas [16.134]; 6. 02-Bryce Bailey [16.137]; 7. 213-Jim Boniface [16.138]; 8. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [16.144]; 9. 82-Dalton DeWert [16.144]; 10. 85-Hunter Heck [16.146]; 11. 74-Loic Bernier [16.159]; 12. 21-Caleb Schellenberg [16.161]; 13. 13-Aiden Bierlein [16.166]; 14. 91-Felix Roy2 [16.166]; 15. 002-Logan Gill [16.168]; 16. 88-William Watson4 [16.169]; 17. 12-Alex A Bergeron [16.186]; 18. 157-Drew Hopkins [16.224]; 19. 75-Ryan Gofmanas [16.224]; 20. 00-Kendal Tucker [16.234]; 21. 6-Koulten Herbert [16.245]; 22. 42-Jordan Casey [16.265]; 23. 80-Dylan Wilson [16.283]; 24. 37-Robby Swan [16.287]

Preliminary Round Group #1

Magnum Race Design Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 33-Evan Seay [6]; 2. 74-Loic Bernier [4]; 3. 75-Ryan Gofmanas [8]; 4. 12-Alex A Bergeron [2]; 5. 32-Caleb Schellenberg [3]; 6. 42-Jordan Casey [1]; 7. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [5]; 8. 82-Dalton DeWert [12]; 9. 13-Aiden Bierlein [7]; 10. 5-Isaac Salas [9]; 11. 2-Logan Gill [10]; 12. 157-Drew Hopkins [18]; 13. 10-Tyler Kinsey [13]; 14. 711-William Evans4 [24]; 15. 510-Jeff Kemp [21]; 16. 21-Anthony Vitale2 [23]; 17. 20-Blake Chapman [19]; 18. 9-Dylan DeWert Jr [22]; 19. 8-Trace Shock [20]; 20. 611-Logan Herbert [14]; 21. 261-Alex Bartorillo [17]; 22. 316-Devon Hower [11]; 23. 51-Ryan A Miller [15]; 24. 23-Lane Snook [16]

Last Chance Showdown (12 laps, top-4 transfer) – 1. 510-Jeff Kemp [3]; 2. 9-Dylan DeWert Jr [1]; 3. 21-Anthony Vitale2 [7]; 4. 711-William Evans4 [2]; 5. 05-Bryce Ciganik [6]; 6. 66-William Stites [10]; 7. 02-Chris W Watkins [4]; 8. 051-Clay Christopherson [9]; 9. 79-Dean Reynolds [12]; 10. 28-Jeff Sharp [11]; 11. 114-Brent Robinson2 [8]; 12. 27-Robert Henderson3 [5]

Heat 4 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 74-Loic Bernier [2]; 2. 75-Ryan Gofmanas [4]; 3. 82-Dalton DeWert [1]; 4. 23-Lane Snook [7]; 5. 8-Trace Shock [3]; 6. 02-Chris W Watkins [6]; 7. 114-Brent Robinson2 [8]; 8. 79-Dean Reynolds [5]

Heat 3 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 32-Caleb Schellenberg [3]; 2. 13-Aiden Bierlein [6]; 3. 316-Devon Hower [2]; 4. 51-Ryan A Miller [1]; 5. 20-Blake Chapman [7]; 6. 510-Jeff Kemp [5]; 7. 21-Anthony Vitale2 [8]; 8. 28-Jeff Sharp [4]

Matjoulis-Seay SpeedShop Heat 2 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 12-Alex A Bergeron [1]; 2. 33-Evan Seay [2]; 3. 2-Logan Gill [4]; 4. 611-Logan Herbert [3]; 5. 157-Drew Hopkins [7]; 6. 711-William Evans4 [6]; 7. 05-Bryce Ciganik [8]; 8. 66-William Stites [5]

Team VLR Heat 1 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 42-Jordan Casey [2]; 2. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [1]; 3. 5-Isaac Salas [3]; 4. 10-Tyler Kinsey [4]; 5. 261-Alex Bartorillo [6]; 6. 9-Dylan DeWert Jr [8]; 7. 27-Robert Henderson3 [7]; 8. 051-Clay Christopherson [5]

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [15.838]; 2. 12-Alex A Bergeron [15.843]; 3. 51-Ryan A Miller [15.864]; 4. 82-Dalton DeWert [15.868]; 5. 42-Jordan Casey [15.87]; 6. 33-Evan Seay [15.873]; 7. 316-Devon Hower [15.877]; 8. 74-Loic Bernier [15.881]; 9. 5-Isaac Salas [15.895]; 10. 611-Logan Herbert [15.899]; 11. 32-Caleb Schellenberg [15.919]; 12. 8-Trace Shock [15.924]; 13. 10-Tyler Kinsey [15.929]; 14. 2-Logan Gill [15.932]; 15. 28-Jeff Sharp [15.939]; 16. 75-Ryan Gofmanas [15.94]; 17. 051-Clay Christopherson [15.944]; 18. 66-William Stites [15.949]; 19. 510-Jeff Kemp [15.952]; 20. 79-Dean Reynolds [15.958]; 21. 261-Alex Bartorillo [15.979]; 22. 711-William Evans4 [15.984]; 23. 13-Aiden Bierlein [15.987]; 24. 02-Chris W Watkins [15.992]; 25. 27-Robert Henderson3 [15.995]; 26. 157-Drew Hopkins [15.998]; 27. 20-Blake Chapman [16]; 28. 23-Lane Snook [16.008]; 29. 9-Dylan DeWert Jr [16.028]; 30. 05-Bryce Ciganik [16.058]; 31. 21-Anthony Vitale2 [16.079]; 32. 114-Brent Robinson2 [16.089]

Preliminary Round Group #2

Swan Speed Shop Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 91-Felix Roy2 [3]; 2. 80-Dylan Wilson [5]; 3. 85-Hunter Heck [7]; 4. 2-Dylan R. Houser [2]; 5. 02-Bryce Bailey [9]; 6. 213-Jim Boniface [10]; 7. 6-Koulten Herbert [6]; 8. 88-William Watson4 [14]; 9. 00-Kendal Tucker [15]; 10. 19-Mike Augustine [1]; 11. 32-izaak Deoliveira [11]; 12. 37-Robby Swan [13]; 13. 115-Eric Tupper [12]; 14. 84-Michael Hackett3 [4]; 15. 8-Tyler Jackson3 [16]; 16. 3-J Speedy Bresette [17]; 17. 18-Gavin Eisele [22]; 18. 9-Carl Kilgore [18]; 19. 48-Scott V Fritz [19]; 20. 60-Kevin Robinson5 [20]; 21. 79-Dalton Gauthier [23]; 22. 002-Bobby Trapper [24]; 23. 15-Justin Sick [21]; 24. 084-Clay Debban [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 laps, top-4 transfer) – 1. 15-Justin Sick [1]; 2. 18-Gavin Eisele [4]; 3. 79-Dalton Gauthier [7]; 4. 002-Bobby Trapper [11]; 5. 17-Brett Rowles [2]; 6. 5-Corey Teeple [6]; 7. 004-Hank Silver [8]; 8. 27-Hunter Smith [10]; 9. 21-Matt Yorker [3]; 10. 4-Brian Wrubel [13]; 11. 05-Scooter Black [5]; 12. 04-Brandon Stuhler [12]; 13. 43-Nick King [9]

Heat 4 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 84-Michael Hackett3 [1]; 2. 084-Clay Debban [2]; 3. 115-Eric Tupper [7]; 4. 8-Tyler Jackson3 [5]; 5. 60-Kevin Robinson5 [4]; 6. 18-Gavin Eisele [8]; 7. 004-Hank Silver [6]; 8. 04-Brandon Stuhler [3]

Heat 3 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 91-Felix Roy2 [1]; 2. 85-Hunter Heck [3]; 3. 32-izaak Deoliveira [2]; 4. 00-Kendal Tucker [4]; 5. 48-Scott V Fritz [5]; 6. 21-Matt Yorker [8]; 7. 79-Dalton Gauthier [7]; 8. 002-Bobby Trapper [6]

Heat 2 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 2-Dylan R. Houser [3]; 2. 6-Koulten Herbert [1]; 3. 213-Jim Boniface [2]; 4. 88-William Watson4 [4]; 5. 9-Carl Kilgore [7]; 6. 17-Brett Rowles [6]; 7. 5-Corey Teeple [5]; 8. 27-Hunter Smith10 [8]; 9. 5-Dylan Petty [9]

Heat 1 (10 laps, top-5 transfer) – 1. 19-Mike Augustine [3]; 2. 80-Dylan Wilson [4]; 3. 02-Bryce Bailey [2]; 4. 37-Robby Swan [1]; 5. 3-J Speedy Bresette [8]; 6. 16-Justin Sick [6]; 7. 05-Scooter Black [5]; 8. 43-Nick King [9]; 9. 4-Brian Wrubel [7]

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 37-Robby Swan [15.907]; 2. 6-Koulten Herbert [15.909]; 3. 91-Felix Roy2 [15.91]; 4. 84-Michael Hackett3 [15.92]; 5. 02-Bryce Bailey [15.939]; 6. 213-Jim Boniface [15.943]; 7. 32-izaak Deoliveira [15.948]; 8. 084-Clay Debban [15.959]; 9. 19-Mike Augustine [15.964]; 10. 2-Dylan R. Houser [15.968]; 11. 85-Hunter Heck [15.972]; 12. 04-Brandon Stuhler [15.975]; 13. 80-Dylan Wilson [15.984]; 14. 88-William Watson4 [15.996]; 15. 00-Kendal Tucker [16]; 16. 60-Kevin Robinson5 [16.002]; 17. 05-Scooter Black [16.006]; 18. 5-Corey Teeple [16.008]; 19. 48-Scott V Fritz [16.01]; 20. 8-Tyler Jackson3 [16.011]; 21. 15-Justin Sick [16.012]; 22. 17-Brett Rowles [16.014]; 23. 002-Bobby Trapper [16.017]; 24. 004-Hank Silver [16.021]; 25. 4-Brian Wrubel [16.03]; 26. 9-Carl Kilgore [16.038]; 27. 79-Dalton Gauthier [16.046]; 28. 115-Eric Tupper [16.063]; 29. 3-J Speedy Bresette [16.063]; 30. 27-Hunter Smith10 [16.069]; 31. 21-Matt Yorker [16.094]; 32. 18-Gavin Eisele [16.101]; 33. 43-Nick King [16.111]; 34. 5-Dylan Petty [16.301]

5/4/22 – Digital Dash Qualifying Round

Qualifier #1
Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 33 Evan Seay; 2. 12 Alex Bergeron; 3. 51 Ryan Miller; 4. 06 Devyn Nelsen; 5. 96 Gunnar Swanchara; 6. 157 Drew Hopkins; 7. 66 William Stites; 8. 5 Isaac Salas; 9. 316 Devon Hower; 10. 26 Corey Cormier; 11. 500 Tyler Berry; 12. 051 Clay Christopherson; 13. 80 Brandon Kitchen; 14. 111 Mason Wells; 15. 25 Justin Pentycofe; 16. 1 Edward Abbitt; 17. 46 Jonathan Nause; 18. 2 Aaron Conover; 19. 45 Steven Hicks; 20. 13 Michael Lockwood

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 33-Evan Seay [16.007]; 2. 51-Ryan A Miller [16.103]; 3. 66-William Stites [16.145]; 4. 12-Alex A Bergeron [16.146]; 5. 157-Drew Hopkins [16.16]; 6. 6-Devyn Nelsen [16.178]; 7. 80-Brandon Kitchen [16.182]; 8. 500-Tyler Berry4 [16.188]; 9. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [16.248]; 10. 5-Isaac Salas [16.263]; 11. 316-Devon Hower [16.279]; 12. 51-Clay Christopherson [16.293]; 13. 46-Jonathan Nause [16.31]; 14. 25-Justin Pentycofe [16.315]; 15. 26-Corey Cormier [16.367]; 16. 111-Mason Wells [16.378]; 17. 1-Edward Abbitt [16.429]; 18. 2-Aaron Conover [16.495]; 19. 45-Steven Hicks2 [16.779]; 20. 13-Michael Lockwood5 [16.91]

Qualifier #2
Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 00 Kendal Tucker; 2. 17. Dalton DeWert; 3. 13 Aiden Bierlein; 4. 74 Loic Bernier; 5. 611 Logan Herbert; 6. 51 Jeff Kemp; 7. 118 Chris Watkins; 8. 28 Jeff Sharp; 9. 79 Dean Reynolds; 10. 27 Robert Henderson; 11. 21 Anthony Vitale; 12. 114 Brent Robinson; 13. 72 Ethan Fisher; 14. 41 Bobby Puckett; 15. 50 Alex Bonsignore; 16. 97 Butch Baker; 17. 31 Zane Walters; 18. 123 Mario Poudrier; 19. 331 Dustin Hall; 20. 3 Brandon Smith

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 13-Aiden Bierlein [16.01]; 2. 17-Dalton DeWert [16.017]; 3. 0-Kendal Tucker [16.067]; 4. 611-Logan Herbert [16.081]; 5. 74-Loic Bernier [16.084]; 6. 118-Chris W Watkins [16.172]; 7. 79-Dean Reynolds [16.202]; 8. 28-Jeff Sharp [16.233]; 9. 51-Jeff Kemp [16.233]; 10. 41-Bobby Puckett [16.277]; 11. 114-Brent Robinson2 [16.293]; 12. 27-Robert Henderson3 [16.296]; 13. 21-Anthony Vitale2 [16.316]; 14. 50-Alex Bonsignore [16.341]; 15. 31-Zane Walters [16.351]; 16. 72-Ethan Fisher2 [16.353]; 17. 123-Mario Poudrier [16.354]; 18. 3-Brandon Smith38 [16.419]; 19. 97-Butch Baker [16.593]; 20. 331-Dustin Hall3 [NT]

Qualifier #3
Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 10 Tyler Kinsey; 2. 23 Lane Snook; 3. 21 Caleb Schellenberg; 4. 8 Trace Shock; 5. 75 Ryan Gofmanas; 6. 261 Alex Bartorillo; 7. 44 John Ruggiero Jr; 8. 20 Blake Chapman; 9. 42 Jordan Casey; 10. 9 Dylan DeWert Jr; 11. 711 William Evans; 12. 5 Bryce Ciganik; 13. 39 Mike Brewer; 14. 33 Barrett Hummelmeier; 15. 61 C.D. Coville; 16. 04 Thomas Cilurso; 17. 95 Matthew Boniface; 18. 4 Scott Reyome; 19. 40 Joziah Millin; 20. 71 Claude Fournier Jr; 21. 13 Austin Jackson

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 9-Dylan DeWert Jr [16.134]; 2. 8-Trace Shock [16.151]; 3. 10-Tyler Kinsey [16.161]; 4. 20-Blake Chapman [16.169]; 5. 75-Ryan Gofmanas [16.205]; 6. 23-Lane Snook [16.22]; 7. 44-John Ruggiero Jr. [16.238]; 8. 261-Alex Bartorillo [16.265]; 9. 4-Scott Reyome [16.266]; 10. 21-Caleb Schellenberg [16.272]; 11. 42-Jordan Casey [16.274]; 12. 33-Barrett Hummelmeier [16.34]; 13. 39-Mike W Brewer [16.355]; 14. 71-Claude Jr Fournier [16.399]; 15. 5-Bryce Ciganik [16.426]; 16. 61-C.D. Coville [16.469]; 17. 40-Joziah Millin [16.493]; 18. 13-Austin Jackson5 [16.51]; 19. 711-William Evans4 [16.601]; 20. 95-Matthew Boniface [16.622]; 21. 4-Thomas Cilurso [NT]

Qualifier #4
Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 91 Felix Roy; 2. 80 Dylan Wilson; 3. 213 Jim Boniface; 4. 1 Mason Hannagan; 5. 32 Izaak Deoliveira; 6. 2 Bobby Trapper; 7. 48 Scott Fritz; 8. 13 Jordan Mawhirter; 9. 015 Corey Teeple; 10. 15 Justin Sick; 11. 5 Dylan Petty; 12. 822 Tyler Jackson; 13. 11 Zachery Bardsley; 14. 00 Doug Ungari; 15. 9 Brian Lawson; 16. 8 Aidan Skraha; 17. 002 Clifford Bellomy; 18. 16 Mike Schultz; 19. 37 Brandon Lamer; 20. 016 Rodney Barnes; 21. 6 Brandon Thomas

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 91-Felix Roy2 [16.023]; 2. 80-Dylan Wilson [16.068]; 3. 5-Dylan Petty [16.152]; 4. 213-Jim Boniface [16.167]; 5. 00-Doug Ungari [16.178]; 6. 1-Mason Hannagan [16.202]; 7. 32-izaak Deoliveira [16.262]; 8. 13-Jordan Mawhirter [16.277]; 9. 2-Bobby Trapper [16.3]; 10. 11-Zachery Bardsley [16.316]; 11. 48-Scott V Fritz [16.316]; 12. 15-Corey Teeple [16.365]; 13. 16-Mike Schultz2 [16.366]; 14. 822-Tyler Jackson3 [16.37]; 15. 15-Justin Sick [16.372]; 16. 8-Aidan Skraha [16.438]; 17. 16-Rodney Barnes [16.566]; 18. 2-Clifford Bellomy [16.68]; 19. 6-Brandon Thomas13 [16.713]; 20. 9-Brian Lawson [NT]; 21. 37-Brandon Lamer [NT]

Qualifier #5
Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 2 Dylan Houser; 2. 19 Mike Augustine; 3. 17 Brett Rowles; 4. 6 Koulten Herbert; 5. 85 Hunter Heck; 6. 84 Michael Hackett; 7. 88 William Watson; 8. 18 Gavin Eisele; 9. 22 Levi Stagman; 10. 5 Scooter Black; 11. 60 Kevin Robinson; 12. 3 Speedy Bresette; 13. 1 Anthony Losurdo; 14. 10 Caleb Hudgeons; 15. 14 CJ Thorne; 16. 77 Chad Dalton; 17. 02 Daniel Carman; 18. 40 Jeremy Parker; 19. 00 Clint Porter; 20.  044 Zach Skotnicki; 21. 26 Dan Runkle

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 19-Mike Augustine [15.915]; 2. 2-Dylan R. Houser [15.992]; 3. 84-Michael Hackett3 [16.018]; 4. 22-Levi Stagman [16.034]; 5. 17-Brett Rowles [16.051]; 6. 88-William Watson4 [16.061]; 7. 00-Clint Porter3 [16.087]; 8. 85-Hunter Heck [16.099]; 9. 10-Caleb Hudgeons [16.106]; 10. 6-Koulten Herbert [16.11]; 11. 5-Scooter Black [16.162]; 12. 18-Gavin Eisele [16.226]; 13. 1-Anthony Losurdo [16.236]; 14. 3-J Speedy Bresette [16.252]; 15. 60-Kevin Robinson5 [16.258]; 16. 40-Jeremy B Parker [16.285]; 17. 14-CJ Thorne [16.387]; 18. 2-Daniel Carman [16.459]; 19. 44-Zach Skotnicki2 [16.472]; 20. 77-Chad Dalton [16.579]; 21. 26-Dan Runkle [NT]

Qualifier #6
Feature (30 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 37 Robby Swan; 2. 9 Carl Kilgore; 3. 84 Clay Debban; 4. 2 Bryce Bailey; 5. 04 Brandon Stuhler; 6. 115 Eric Tupper; 7. 79 Dalton Gauthier; 8. 21 Matt Yorker; 9. 4 Hank Silver; 10. 27 Hunter Smith; 11. 43 Nick King; 12. 1 Brian Wrubel; 13. 02 Logan Gill; 14. 29 Tyler Edmiston; 15. 76 Brian Whitney; 16. 5 Ben Choate; 17. 56 Dawson Miller; 18. 35 Brad Carter; 19. 000 Thomas Melnick-Holland; 20. 12 Mike Nacke; 21. 00 Kelly Miller

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 37-Robby Swan [16.186]; 2. 9-Carl Kilgore [16.204]; 3. 2-Logan Gill [16.205]; 4. 84-Clay Debban [16.227]; 5. 04-Brandon Stuhler [16.281]; 6. 115-Eric Tupper [16.305]; 7. 2-Bryce Bailey [16.313]; 8. 4-Hank Silver [16.331]; 9. 79-Dalton Gauthier [16.386]; 10. 1-Brian Wrubel [16.386]; 11. 21-Matt Yorker [16.392]; 12. 43-Nick King [16.412]; 13. 27-Hunter Smith10 [16.446]; 14. 12-Mike Nacke [16.583]; 15. 29-Tyler Edmiston [16.601]; 16. 76-Brian Whitney [16.685]; 17. 5-Ben Choate [16.746]; 18. 000-Thomas Melnick-Holland [16.865]; 19. 00-Kelly Miller3 [16.932]; 20. 56-Dawson Miller2 [17.149]; 21. 35-Brad Carter [17.161]

DIGITAL DASH: DIRTcar eSports First-Ever Special Event Features Big Blocks at Charlotte

Registration now open for $1,000-to-win iRacing spectacular May 4 & 11

From the fastest-growing Dirt Oval league on iRacing comes a new challenge for the ultimate Big Block Modified racers and money chasers – the DIRTcar Digital Dash.

DIRTcar eSports’ inaugural special event on Wednesday, May 4 and Wednesday, May 11, puts up a $3,600+ purse – with a $1,000 winner’s share – in a 50-lap, fixed setup, Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified showdown on the virtual Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

FORMAT
The DIRTcar Digital Dash will spread over two days, one week apart, and follow the traditional DIRTcar eSports format, which consists of three separate rounds of racing – the Qualifying Round, the Preliminary Round, and the Final Round. All races will be contested using iRacing’s default fixed setup for Big Block Modifieds at Charlotte.

Racing begins with the Qualifying Round on May 4, where entrants will be divided up at random into individual sessions of 24 (maximum) and contest a 2-lap time-trial session to set the starting grid for a 30-lap Feature. The top-12 finishers from each Feature will transfer to the Preliminary Round on the following Wednesday, May 11.

Preliminary Round contestants will then be divided up into two separate sessions, both running one complete racing program including Hot Laps, Qualifying, Heats, Last Chance races and a Feature. The top-12 finishers from each Feature will then transfer into the Final Round.

The Final Round takes to the track that same night with a time-trial session for all 24 finalists to set the starting grid for the 50-lap finale.

DIRTCAR ESPORTS EVENT FORMAT

REGISTRATION
Registration for the inaugural DIRTcar Digital Dash is now open at the link below. The “early registration” period runs through Saturday, April 30 at 11:59pm ET, with an entry fee of $25. Any driver who enters Sunday, May 1 through Monday, May 2 at 11:59pm ET, will pay the “late registration” fee of $35.

The entry form will close completely on Monday, May 2 at midnight, and will not reopen.

REGISTER HERE

PURSE
The $3,625 event purse will be distributed throughout the 24 Final Round Feature starters, as shown on the chart below.

Finish Position Winnings
1st $1,000
2nd $750
3rd $500
4th $250
5th $100
6th $75
7th $70
8th $65
9th $60
10th $55
11th $50
12th $50
13th $50
14th $50
15th $50
16th $50
17th $50
18th $50
19th $50
20th $50
21st $50
22nd $50
23rd $50
24th $50

WHERE TO WATCH
Broadcast coverage begins with the first Preliminary Round session on May 11, continuing through the end of the Final Round Feature. The Qualifying Round program on May 4 will not be broadcasted. Find the stream at each of the following links:

BIG BLOCKS, BIGGER TROPHY: Matjoulis Wins Title in Shootout at Charlotte

After winning the World of Outlaws Late Model iRacing World Championship in 2019, CFM eSports driver Blake Matjoulis set out on the championship trail of the DIRTcar eSports Tour in Season 4 and instantly knew he’d be in contention to win his first title. Ten races later, and the fixed-series championship gold is now his.

Coming into the final race, Matjoulis was tied with World Championship rival Alex Bergeron and one point ahead of CFM teammate Ean Seay, making the most intense battles for the championship in Tour history. Matjoulis put himself ahead early, qualifying second-fastest of 42 cars and winning his Heat Race to set him on the front row of the Feature.

Polesitter Hayden Cardwell led until exactly the halfway point, but a costly mistake getting into Turn 1 slammed him into the outside wall, coughing up the lead to Matjoulis. Cardwell then wrecked in Turns 3-4, bringing out the yellow and sending him to the tail.

Matjoulis fended off pressure from Seay from there on out, and sealed the deal in the final laps when Cardwell nearly completed an amazing comeback from the tail of the field by beating him, and Seay, to the stripe in a race off Turn 4 to clinch his first Tour championship.

CFM eSports Feature (50 laps) 1. 127-Blake Matjoulis [2]; 2. 33-Evan Seay [5]; 3. 07-Hayden Cardwell [1]; 4. 41-Logan Rumsey [4]; 5. 12-Alex A Bergeron [6]; 6. 00-Kendal Tucker [12]; 7. 69-Brent D Carter [18]; 8. 23-Ethan C Toedter [13]; 9. 000-Peter Neuder [19]; 10. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [7]; 11. 013-Aiden Bierlein [16]; 12. 15-Justin Sick [21]; 13. 045-Kyle Jared [22]; 14. 30-Stevin Goldner [20]; 15. 13-Lane Smith2 [8]; 16. 88-Tyler Mayo [10]; 17. 28-Dalton DeWert [15]; 18. 51-Ryan A Miller [14]; 19. 22-Levi Stagman [24]; 20. 9-Carl Kilgore [23]; 21. 48-Dylan Yeager [9]; 22. 74-Loic Bernier [3]; 23. 09-Tanner Tomasi [11]; 24. 85-Tyler Schell [17]

1/19/22 – Big Block Modifieds at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

CFM eSports Feature (50 laps) 1. 127-Blake Matjoulis [2]; 2. 33-Evan Seay [5]; 3. 07-Hayden Cardwell [1]; 4. 41-Logan Rumsey [4]; 5. 12-Alex A Bergeron [6]; 6. 00-Kendal Tucker [12]; 7. 69-Brent D Carter [18]; 8. 23-Ethan C Toedter [13]; 9. 000-Peter Neuder [19]; 10. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [7]; 11. 013-Aiden Bierlein [16]; 12. 15-Justin Sick [21]; 13. 045-Kyle Jared [22]; 14. 30-Stevin Goldner [20]; 15. 13-Lane Smith2 [8]; 16. 88-Tyler Mayo [10]; 17. 28-Dalton DeWert [15]; 18. 51-Ryan A Miller [14]; 19. 22-Levi Stagman [24]; 20. 9-Carl Kilgore [23]; 21. 48-Dylan Yeager [9]; 22. 74-Loic Bernier [3]; 23. 09-Tanner Tomasi [11]; 24. 85-Tyler Schell [17]

Qualifying (2 laps) 1. 07-Hayden Cardwell [15.837]; 2. 127-Blake Matjoulis [15.838]; 3. 74-Loic Bernier [15.845]; 4. 41-Logan Rumsey [15.86]; 5. 48-Dylan Yeager [15.87]; 6. 12-Alex A Bergeron [15.871]; 7. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [15.873]; 8. 04-Brandon Stuhler [15.873]; 9. 33-Evan Seay [15.873]; 10. 88-Tyler Mayo [15.874]; 11. 28-Dalton DeWert [15.889]; 12. 13-Lane Smith2 [15.894]; 13. 23-Ethan C Toedter [15.899]; 14. 51-Ryan A Miller [15.907]; 15. 09-Tanner Tomasi [15.913]; 16. 00-Kendal Tucker [15.92]; 17. 000-Peter Neuder [15.932]; 18. 30-Stevin Goldner [15.933]; 19. 16-Tucker Halliday [15.94]; 20. 22-Levi Stagman [15.948]; 21. 27-Robert Henderson3 [15.952]; 22. 20-Andrew Clark11 [15.954]; 23. 43-Jacob Hall [15.958]; 24. 045-Kyle Jared [15.958]; 25. 85-Tyler Schell [15.961]; 26. 69-Brent D Carter [15.962]; 27. 15-Justin Sick [15.969]; 28. 013-Aiden Bierlein [15.973]; 29. 9-Carl Kilgore [15.973]; 30. 009-Brian Lawson [15.982]; 31. 55-Justin Edwards6 [15.99]; 32. 79-Dean Reynolds [15.993]; 33. 8-Tyler Jackson3 [16.01]; 34. 21-Justin Schroen [16.043]; 35. 510-Bradley Steinruck [16.061]; 36. 29-William Richardson4 [16.075]; 37. 97-Butch Baker [16.08]; 38. 115-Eric Tupper [16.133]; 39. 58-Kyle Householder [16.139]; 40. 14-Zachary Fox [16.186]; 41. 46-Jonathan Nause [16.285]; 42. 71-Claude Jr Fournier [16.291]

Heat 1 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 07-Hayden Cardwell [1]; 2. 33-Evan Seay [3]; 3. 48-Dylan Yeager [2]; 4. 23-Ethan C Toedter [4]; 5. 85-Tyler Schell [7]; 6. 000-Peter Neuder [5]; 7. 9-Carl Kilgore [8]; 8. 27-Robert Henderson3 [6]; 9. 8-Tyler Jackson3 [9]; 10. 97-Butch Baker [10]; 11. 46-Jonathan Nause [11]

Heat 2 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 127-Blake Matjoulis [1]; 2. 12-Alex A Bergeron [2]; 3. 88-Tyler Mayo [3]; 4. 51-Ryan A Miller [4]; 5. 69-Brent D Carter [7]; 6. 30-Stevin Goldner [5]; 7. 009-Brian Lawson [8]; 8. 115-Eric Tupper [10]; 9. 21-Justin Schroen [9]; 10. 71-Claude Jr Fournier [11]; 11. 20-Andrew Clark11 [6]

Heat 3 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 74-Loic Bernier [1]; 2. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [2]; 3. 09-Tanner Tomasi [4]; 4. 28-Dalton DeWert [3]; 5. 15-Justin Sick [7]; 6. 16-Tucker Halliday [5]; 7. 43-Jacob Hall [6]; 8. 510-Bradley Steinruck [9]; 9. 55-Justin Edwards6 [8]; 10. 58-Kyle Householder [10]

Heat 4 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 41-Logan Rumsey [1]; 2. 13-Lane Smith2 [3]; 3. 00-Kendal Tucker [4]; 4. 013-Aiden Bierlein [7]; 5. 045-Kyle Jared [6]; 6. 22-Levi Stagman [5]; 7. 04-Brandon Stuhler [2]; 8. 79-Dean Reynolds [8]; 9. 14-Zachary Fox [10]; 10. 29-William Richardson4 [9]

B-Main 1 (14 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 69-Brent D Carter [1]; 2. 30-Stevin Goldner [3]; 3. 045-Kyle Jared [2]; 4. 22-Levi Stagman [4]; 5. 115-Eric Tupper [7]; 6. 20-Andrew Clark11 [13]; 7. 009-Brian Lawson [5]; 8. 04-Brandon Stuhler [6]; 9. 79-Dean Reynolds [8]; 10. 29-William Richardson4 [12]; 11. 21-Justin Schroen [9]; 12. 14-Zachary Fox [10]

B-Main 2 (14 laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 85-Tyler Schell [1]; 2. 000-Peter Neuder [3]; 3. 15-Justin Sick [2]; 4. 9-Carl Kilgore [5]; 5. 510-Bradley Steinruck [8]; 6. 8-Tyler Jackson3 [9]; 7. 55-Justin Edwards6 [10]; 8. 58-Kyle Householder [12]; 9. 97-Butch Baker [11]; 10. 43-Jacob Hall [6]; 11. 46-Jonathan Nause [13]; 12. 27-Robert Henderson3 [7]

TOP GUNS: Bergeron and Jackson win DIRTcar eSports season openers

Alex Bergeron and Tyler Jackson are not unaccustomed to parking their digital dirt cars in virtual Victory Lanes across the iRacing simulator-verse. Bergeron won the 50-lap Bicknell Racing Products Big Block Modified Feature at Weedsport Speedway while the defending DIRTcar eSports Chevrolet Performance Street Stock champion Tyler Jackson picked up where he left off last season by winning at Volusia Speedway Park. 

DIRTcar eSports Bicknell Racing Products Big Block Modifieds

Alex Bergeron’s name is synonymous with success in iRacing. He’s won everything including the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car iRacing Series and even dabbles in other disciplines like Rallycross on iRacing as well. Despite all of that versatility and success, Bergeron has yet to put it all together and win a DIRTcar eSports championship.

His quest for a first Tour title started off strong Wednesday night, when Bergeron found the fast way around Weedsport Speedway in a Bicknell Racing Products Big Block Modified, leading flag-to-flag to pick up the win.

Bergeron led the entire race but not without real-life drivers Nick Cooper and Bryce Bailey shadowing his every move. Cooper was ready for any slight mistake or bobble by Bergeron. 

Over the course of the 50-lap Feature, the surface of Weedsport Speedway changed and so did the racing line. Cooper made up ground running the bottom in Turns 1 and 2 but lost ground in Turns 3-4 as Bergeron was able to keep a lot of speed and momentum around the top. Bergeron rode that wave all the way across the finish line. 

Bergeron crossed the line first with Nick Cooper and Bryce Bailey filling out the podium. 

“I am kind of mad at myself,” DIRTcar Sportsman Modified driver Nick Cooper said. “I hit the wall pretty hard halfway through that. I broke the suspension a little bit nevertheless I finished second to Bergeron and I’ll take it.”

If not for one mistake, it could have been another story for Cooper and Bergeron. 

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 12-Alex Bergeron [1]; 2. 35-Nick Cooper [2]; 3. 002-Bryce Bailey [10]; 4. 33-Evan Seay [5]; 5. 48-Dylan Yeager [3]; 6. 22-Mason Hannagan [6]; 7. 096-Gunnar Swanchara [4]; 8. 41-Logan Rumsey [13]; 9. 2-Dylan Houser [9]; 10. 14-Payton Talbot [8]; 11. 21-Quinn Wallis [12]; 12. 09-Tanner Tomasi [17]; 13. 8-Austin Hunter [21]; 14. 029-Leo McGurrin [20]; 15. 331-Dustin Hall [23]; 16. 9-Brad Almond 11]; 17. 74-Loic Bernier [7]; 18. 29-Richie Yost [15]; 19. 51-Clayton Tilley [18]; 20. 85-Tyler Schell [16]; 21. 4-Brandon Stuhler [22]; 22. 72-AJay Potrzebowski [19]; 23. 00-Kendal Tucker [14]

DIRTcar eSports Chevrolet Performance Street Stocks 

Six Heat Races of Chevrolet Performance Street Stocks assembled at the virtual Volusia Speedway Park in an effort to make the first DIRTcar eSports Street Stock race of season four.

Qualifying is always important with the talent at the front of DIRTcar eSports events. Feature winner Tyler Jackson had to be at the top of his game all night. 

“That was an interesting night,” Jackson said. “I qualified third, which is great because I didn’t think I’d qualify that well. In the Heat I was just missing something. Sage was catching me and he threw a slider. He didn’t quite clear me but luckily he missed me off enough that I was able to keep the hammer down on the bottom. We were able to find a new lane that no one else had.”

In the Feature, star iRacers Zane Yost and Carl Kilgore battled for the lead early but with 20 laps to go Kilgore was sent spinning into the infield off of Turn 4 resulting in a massive pile up. 

“In the Feature there, Carl got sideways and by the time I realized and checked up I think four or five guys got me,” Tyler Jackson said of the melee. “My right front was so bent in it handled so bad I think it made it good.

Yost brought the field back to green with Tyler Jackson close behind looking to strike on the bottom. Jackson dove under Yost with 15 laps remaining, sliding under him only to give the position back on the over-under. 

Jackson continued working on Yost and finally completed the pass only to be turned completely sideways down the backstretch. Jackson somehow hung on for the lead. 

The defending eSports champ survived one final restart to hang on for the Feature win.

Chevy Performance Feature (20 Laps) 1. 822-Tyler Jackson [3]; 2. 21-Charles Barnes [4]; 3. 29-Richie Yost [5]; 4. 93-Zane Yost [1]; 5. 1-Alex Breuer [8]; 6. 26-Sage Luther [9]; 7. 57-Jim Reavis [10]; 8. 28-Bailey Hipp [11]; 9. 002-Clifford Bellomy [14]; 10. 83-Brian Taft [15]; 11. 60-Kyle Householder [16]; 12. 17-Brett Rowles [22]; 13. 30-Stevin Goldner [19]; 14. 5-Isaac Salas [21]; 15. 021-Carl Kilgore [2]; 16. 70-Davin Cardwell [12]; 17. 717-Bobby Rafferty [13]; 18. 48-Kyle Vaughn [17]; 19. 999-Tim Taylor [24]; 20. 97-Butch Baker [20]; 21. 69-Keith Hackney [6]; 22. 46-Jonathan Nause [18]; 23. 045-Kyle Jared [7]; 24. 68-Ronald Pyles [23]

NEXT UP: DIRTcar eSports season four, race two, is next Wednesday, November 17. The Tour visits Fairbury in the UMP Modifieds while the Chevrolet Performance Street Stocks pick up the fight at Lanier. Join the fun by signing up now on iRacing or watch the racing live every Wednesday night on DIRTvision presented by Drydene. 

11/10/21 – Big Block Modifieds at Weedsport Speedway

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 12-Alex Bergeron [1]; 2. 35-Nick Cooper [2]; 3. 002-Bryce Bailey [10]; 4. 33-Evan Seay [5]; 5. 48-Dylan Yeager [3]; 6. 22-Mason Hannagan [6]; 7. 096-Gunnar Swanchara [4]; 8. 41-Logan Rumsey [13]; 9. 2-Dylan Houser [9]; 10. 14-Payton Talbot [8]; 11. 21-Quinn Wallis [12]; 12. 09-Tanner Tomasi [17]; 13. 8-Austin Hunter [21]; 14. 029-Leo McGurrin [20]; 15. 331-Dustin Hall [23]; 16. 9-Brad Almond 11]; 17. 74-Loic Bernier [7]; 18. 29-Richie Yost [15]; 19. 51-Clayton Tilley [18]; 20. 85-Tyler Schell [16]; 21. 4-Brandon Stuhler [22]; 22. 72-AJay Potrzebowski [19]; 23. 00-Kendal Tucker [14]

Qual (2 Laps) 1. 12-Alex Bergeron [15.126];2. 35-Nick Cooper [15.155];3. 48-Dylan Yeager [15.159];4. 096-Gunnar Swanchara [15.167];5. 33-Evan Seay [15.168];6. 22-Mason Hannagan [15.171];7. 74-Loic Bernier [15.171];8. 14-Payton Talbot [15.185];9. 127-Blake Matjoulis [15.192];10. 002-Bryce Bailey [15.194];11. 9-Brad Almond [15.215];12. 21-Quinn Wallis [15.22];13. 41-Logan Rumsey [15.22];14. 1-Jesse Enterkin [15.222];15. 29-Richie Yost [15.226];16. 029-Leo McGurrin [15.232];17. 91-David Cologgi [15.238];18. 69-Keith Hackney [15.239];19. 2-Dylan Houser [15.241];20. 51-Clayton Tilley [15.242];21. 7-James Batzer [15.245];22. 55-Vicente Salas [15.247];23. 85-Tyler Schell [15.259];24. 09-Tanner Tomasi [15.264];25. 8-Austin Hunter [15.267];26. 42-Parker Retzlaff [15.268];27. 101-Brent Evans [15.271];28. 085-Hank Silver [15.271];29. 00-Kendal Tucker [15.272];30. 290-Tyler Moffett [15.293];31. 115-Boddie Parker [15.303];32. 4-Brandon Stuhler [15.31];33. 510-Bradley Steinruck [15.316];34. 3-RJ Smykla [15.321];35. 89-Eric Tupper [15.358];36. 72-AJay Potrzebowski [15.365];37. 331-Dustin Hall [15.366];38. 13-Matt Remick [15.391];39. 30-Stevin Goldner [15.395];40. 072-Joe Grabianowski [15.395];41. 04-CJ LaVair [15.418];42. 71-Claude Fournier [15.461];43. 46-Jonathan Nause [15.507];44. 29-Billy Richardson [15.51];45. 96-Matt Hancock [15.543];46. 963-David Reip [15.63];47. 20-Allen Burgan [15.635];48. 73-Scott Reid [15.67];49. 77-Blaise Baker [NT]

Heat 1 (10 Laps, top-3 transfer) 1. 12-Alex Bergeron [1]; 2. 22-Mason Hannagan [2]; 3. 9-Brad Almond [3]; 4. 029-Leo McGurrin [4]; 5. 72-AJay Potrzebowski [8]; 6. 42-Parker Retzlaff [6]; 7. 115-Boddie Parker [7]; 8. 7-James Batzer [5]; 9. 963-David Reip [10]; 10. 04-CJ LaVair [9]

Heat 2 (10 Laps, top-3 transfer) 1. 35-Nick Cooper [1]; 2. 74-Loic Bernier [2]; 3. 21-Quinn Wallis [3]; 4. 91-David Cologgi [4]; 5. 4-Brandon Stuhler [7]; 6. 331-Dustin Hall [8]; 7. 101-Brent Evans [6]; 8. 20-Allen Burgan [10]; 9. 71-Claude Fournier [9]; 10. 55-Vicente Salas [5]

Heat 3 (10 Laps, top-3 transfer) 1. 48-Dylan Yeager [1]; 2. 14-Payton Talbot [2]; 3. 41-Logan Rumsey [3]; 4. 85-Tyler Schell [5]; 5. 13-Matt Remick [8]; 6. 510-Bradley Steinruck [7]; 7. 085-Hank Silver [6]; 8. 46-Jonathan Nause [9]; 9. 69-Keith Hackney [4]; 10. 73-Scott Reid [10]

Heat 4 (10 Laps, top-3 transfer) 1. 096-Gunnar Swanchara [1]; 2. 2-Dylan Houser [4]; 3. 00-Kendal Tucker [6]; 4. 09-Tanner Tomasi [5]; 5. 3-RJ Smykla [7]; 6. 30-Stevin Goldner [8]; 7. 1-Jesse Enterkin [3]; 8. 29-Billy Richardson [9]; 9. 127-Blake Matjoulis [2]; 10. 77-Blaise Baker [10]

Heat 5 (10 Laps, top-3 transfer) 1. 33-Evan Seay [1]; 2. 002-Bryce Bailey [2]; 3. 29-Richie Yost [3]; 4. 51-Clayton Tilley [4]; 5. 8-Austin Hunter [5]; 6. 290-Tyler Moffett [6]; 7. 89-Eric Tupper [7]; 8. 072-Joe Grabianowski [8]; 9. 96-Matt Hancock [9]

B-Main 1 (14 Laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 85-Tyler Schell [85]; 2. 51-Clayton Tilley [51]; 3. 029-Leo McGurrin [14]; 4. 4-Brandon Stuhler [4]; 5. 42-Parker Retzlaff [42]; 6. 1-Jesse Enterkin [1]; 7. 290-Tyler Moffett [36]; 8. 3-RJ Smykla [3]; 9. 127-Blake Matjoulis [127]; 10. 510-Bradley Steinruck [510]; 11. 04-CJ LaVair [4]; 12. 71-Claude Fournier [71]; 13. 7-James Batzer [7]; 14. 072-Joe Grabianowski [72]; 15. 46-Jonathan Nause [46]; 16. 101-Brent Evans [101]; 17. 73-Scott Reid [73]

B-Main 2 (14 Laps, top-4 transfer) 1. 09-Tanner Tomasi [2]; 2. 72-AJay Potrzebowski [3]; 3. 8-Austin Hunter [5]; 4. 331-Dustin Hall [6]; 5. 91-David Cologgi [1]; 6. 89-Eric Tupper [10]; 7. 69-Keith Hackney [14]; 8. 085-Hank Silver [9]; 9. 30-Stevin Goldner [7]; 10. 29-Billy Richardson [12]; 11. 13-Matt Remick [4]; 12. 963-David Reip [13] 13. 96-Matt Hancock [15]; 14. 20-Allen Burgan [11]; 15. 115-Boddie Parker [8]; 16. 55-Vicente Salas [16]; 17. 77-Blaise Baker [17]

HEATED WORDS, COOLER TROPHIES: Tucker Wins Second Straight Tour Championship from Pits After Bergeron, Matjoulis Collision

Evan Seay leads all but two laps en route to third Feature win, Bergeron runner-up in points

After going eight consecutive weeks of notching nothing but wins and runner-up finishes on the DIRTcar eSports Tour, Kendal Tucker is now a two-time DIRTcar eSports Tour champion.

An incredible season for the driver from Mt. Airy, NC – notching three wins, eight top-fives, eight top-tens and all but the first event started.

“It feels good to go back-to-back in this deal,” Tucker said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever done that in a series on iRacing.”

But his podium streak was abruptly ended when some contact from an incident involving Alex Bergeron and Blake Matjoulis on Lap 5 spilled over into his path. Matjoulis and Bergeron came together at the exit of Turn 4, nearly sending Bergeron completely around in front of the field.

His spinning momentum caught the nose of Richard Murtaugh Jr. and then sent him through the Turn 1 grass, back up onto the track and right into the side of Tucker, who collected several other innocent bystanders in a wild flipping sequence in Turns 1-2. Tucker nursed his heavily damaged racecar back to the pits under the yellow but was met with terminal damage upon arrival at his pit stall, forcefully ending his night.

However, coming into the event a secure 75 points ahead of Bergeron in the Tour standings, the championship gold was not lost. Neither was the love between the drivers in the DIRTVision post-race interviews regarding the incident.

Bergeron (12) gets sideways on the fronstretch (Hank Silver Photo)

“Not much of a surprise coming from the 12 car,” Tucker said. “He has no regard for people around him on the track, it seems like. Goes into the infield when he had some bad luck and comes up in front of everybody else trying to compete for position on the track.”

Bergeron repaired his car, restarted from the rear of the field and went on an incredible passing spree over the next 45 circuits, crossing the stripe third by the drop of the checkered.

“We were definitely the fastest driver out here tonight,” Bergeron said. “It’s just sad that we get wrecked intentionally every week… We did everything we could and went from nearly dead last to up to the front.”

In the end, two spots ahead of Bergeron was the one true dominant force of the race – Evan Seay. The Chesnee, SC-driver led almost all 50 laps of the Bicknell Racing Products Big Block Modified Feature at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and scored his third $250 check of Season 3.

“It’s difficult to win these races with them being fixed [setup],” Seay said. “You’ve gotta figure out what line to run and be better at that line than everybody else.”

Seay won his third Tour Feature of the season (Hank Silver Photo)

While Tucker held the virtual championship trophy high in Victory Lane at the end of the night, he was only credited with a 23rd-place finish, much to his disappointment.

“I definitely thought we could have competed for another win,” Tucker said. “It’s probably one of my favorite tracks on here, so for the night to end pretty early, it definitely stings a little bit.”

Bicknell Racing Products Feature (50 Laps) – 1. 33-Evan Seay [2]; 2. 127-Blake Matjoulis [4]; 3. 12-Alex A Bergeron [1]; 4. 48-Dylan Yeager [3]; 5. 22-Mason Hannagan [7]; 6. 331-Dustin Hall3 [10]; 7. 33-Richard Murtaugh Jr. [8]; 8. 85-Tyler Schell [6]; 9. 1-Jesse Enterkin [9]; 10. 0-Kevin Dedmon [12]; 11. 115-Boddie Parker3 [13]; 12. 717-Bobby Rafferty [14]; 13. 17-Brett Rowles [11]; 14. 13-Matt Remick [17]; 15. 2-Chance Carr [15]; 16. 2-Bradley Steinruck [19]; 17. 114-Joe Garcia [18]; 18. 72-Joseph Grabianowski [21]; 19. 78-Justin Bishop3 [20]; 20. 29-William Richardson4 [16]; 21. 91-Jeffrey Eddy [23]; 22. 46-Jonathan Nause [24]; 23. 0-Kendal Tucker [5]; 24. 58-Ryder Sroufe [22]

5/26/21 – Big Block Modifieds at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

Bicknell Racing Products Feature (50 laps) – 1. 33-Evan Seay [2]; 2. 127-Blake Matjoulis [4]; 3. 12-Alex Bergeron [1]; 4. 48-Dylan Yeager [3]; 5. 22-Mason Hannagan [7]; 6. 331-Dustin Hall [10]; 7. 033-Richard Murtaugh Jr. [8]; 8. 85-Tyler Schell [6]; 9. 1-Jesse Enterkin [9]; 10. 000-Kevin Dedmon [12]; 11. 115-Boddie Parker [13]; 12. 717-Bobby Rafferty [14]; 13. 17-Brett Rowles [11]; 14. 13-Matt Remick [17]; 15. 2-Chance Carr [15]; 16. 02-Bradley Steinruck [19]; 17. 114-Joe Garcia [18]; 18. 72-Joseph Grabianowski [21]; 19. 78-Justin Bishop [20]; 20. 29-Billy Richardson [16]; 21. 91-Jeffrey Eddy [23]; 22. 46-Jonathan Nause [24]; 23. 00-Kendal Tucker [5]; 24. 58-Ryder Sroufe [22];

Qualifying (2 laps) – 1. 12-Alex Bergeron [16.083]; 2. 33-Evan Seay [16.09]; 3. 48-Dylan Yeager [16.122]; 4. 22-Mason Hannagan [16.138]; 5. 033-Richard Murtaugh Jr. [16.144]; 6. 85-Tyler Schell [16.15]; 7. 127-Blake Matjoulis [16.154]; 8. 00-Kendal Tucker [16.165]; 9. 000-Kevin Dedmon [16.175]; 10. 331-Dustin Hall [16.218]; 11. 17-Brett Rowles [16.273]; 12. 1-Jesse Enterkin [16.3]; 13. 2-Chance Carr [16.302]; 14. 91-Jeffrey Eddy [16.313]; 15. 717-Bobby Rafferty [16.317]; 16. 02-Bradley Steinruck [16.394]; 17. 29-Billy Richardson [16.456]; 18. 13-Matt Remick [16.474]; 19. 114-Joe Garcia [16.489]; 20. 78-Justin Bishop [16.497]; 21. 15-Joshua Dahling [16.51]; 22. 72-Joseph Grabianowski [16.531]; 23. 46-Jonathan Nause [16.575]; 24. 58-Ryder Sroufe [16.615]; 25. 115-Boddie Parker [16.619]; 26. 71-Claude Fournier Jr. [16.642]; 27. 01-Michael Lewis [16.674]; 28. 82-Eric Schroeter [16.823]

Heat Race 1 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) – 1. 12-Alex Bergeron [1]; 2. 127-Blake Matjoulis [3]; 3. 22-Mason Hannagan [2]; 4. 331-Dustin Hall [4]; 5. 115-Boddie Parker [9]; 6. 2-Chance Carr [5]; 7. 02-Bradley Steinruck [6]; 8. 72-Joseph Grabianowski [8]; 9. 114-Joe Garcia [7]; 10. 82-Eric Schroeter [10];

Heat Race 2 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) – 1. 33-Evan Seay [1]; 2. 00-Kendal Tucker [3]; 3. 033-Richard Murtaugh Jr. [2]; 4. 17-Brett Rowles [4]; 5. 29-Billy Richardson [6]; 6. 46-Jonathan Nause [8]; 7. 78-Justin Bishop [7]; 8. 91-Jeffrey Eddy [5]; 9. 71-Claude Fournier Jr. [9];

Heat Race 3 (10 laps, top-4 transfer) – 1. 48-Dylan Yeager [1]; 2. 85-Tyler Schell [2]; 3. 1-Jesse Enterkin [4]; 4. 000-Kevin Dedmon [3]; 5. 717-Bobby Rafferty [5]; 6. 13-Matt Remick [6]; 7. 15-Joshua Dahling [7]; 8. 58-Ryder Sroufe [8]; 9. 01-Michael Lewis [9];

Last Chance Showdown (14 laps, top-12 transfer) – 1. 115-Boddie Parker [1]; 2. 717-Bobby Rafferty [3]; 3. 2-Chance Carr [4]; 4. 29-Billy Richardson [2]; 5. 13-Matt Remick [6]; 6. 114-Joe Garcia [13]; 7. 02-Bradley Steinruck [7]; 8. 78-Justin Bishop [8]; 9. 72-Joseph Grabianowski [10]; 10. 58-Ryder Sroufe [12]; 11. 91-Jeffrey Eddy [11]; 12. 46-Jonathan Nause [5]; 13. 15-Joshua Dahling [9]; 14. 01-Michael Lewis [15]; 15. 82-Eric Schroeter [16]; 16. 71-Claude Fournier Jr. [14]