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

TRIPLE DOUBLE: Gage Wins Third Feature, Jackson Crowned Two-Time Street Stock Champion

The championship may have already been decided, but that didn’t stop the Chevy Performance Street Stock League racers from putting on an edge-of-the-seat show in the final race of Season 4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

After wrestling the lead away from polsitter Raphael Gougeon and CFM eSports driver Carl Kilgore in the opening laps, outside polesitter Jordan Gage led only a handful of circuits before giving the lead right back to Kilgore on a restart after halfway. But Kilgore, a former League championship contender himself in Season 3, was unable to hold off a big run from Gage, who threw a race-winning slide job coming to the white flag to retake the lead and score his third victory of the season.

Defending League champion Tyler Jackson, of Rockford, IL, had another strong run in fifth, and was officially crowned champion of the Chevy Performance Street Stock League champion for the second time in his iRacing career.

Chevy Performance Feature (20 laps) 1. 10-Jordan Gage [2]; 2. 045-Kyle Jared [4]; 3. 9-Carl Kilgore [3]; 4. 76-Alex Holbert [5]; 5. 822-Tyler Jackson3 [7]; 6. 98-Andrew Clark11 [13]; 7. 5-Isaac Salas [10]; 8. 30-Stevin Goldner [6]; 9. 43-Jacob Hall [11]; 10. 03-Dylan D Thomas [8]; 11. 60-Kyle Householder [19]; 12. 17-Brett Rowles [15]; 13. 002-Clifford Bellomy [16]; 14. 71-Daniel Stiffler [20]; 15. 115-Eric Tupper [21]; 16. 20-Colt Currie [22]; 17. 010-Lon Franks [17]; 18. 44-Raphael Gougeon [1]; 19. 57-Jim Reavis [18]; 20. 68-Ronald Pyles [9]; 21. 97-Butch Baker [23]; 22. 21-Charles C Barnes [14]; 23. 22-Xavier Savard2 [24]; 24. 53-Aidan Skraha [12]

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]

LONG TIME COMING: Rumsey Scores First Tour Victory at Eldora

Over 15 career starts for Logan Rumsey on the DIRTcar eSports Tour, but never once a trip to Victory Lane. That was, until Wednesday night, when the NOS Energy Drink Midgets came to Eldora Speedway.

Rumsey, of Manchester, PA, was like clockwork all event long, setting fast time in Qualifying, winning his Heat Race and leading all 20 laps of the Feature en route to a $250 check and his first-ever DIRTcar eSports Tour victory.

Evan Seay, of Chesnee, SC, came into the event with a slim points lead over Alex Bergeron and CFM eSports teammate Blake Matjoulis, but was involved in an early race incident, setting him several laps back on the field with a 23rd-place finish. Matjoulis finished on the podium, while Bergeron placed eighth, making for a near three-way tie for the points lead heading into the final showdown next Wednesday night, when the Bicknell Racing Products Big Block Modifieds take on The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

VIEW POINTS STANDINGS

NOS Energy Drink Feature (20 laps) 1. 41-Logan Rumsey [1]; 2. 07-Hayden Cardwell [2]; 3. 127-Blake Matjoulis [5]; 4. 11-Harry Stewart [4]; 5. 00-Kendal Tucker [11]; 6. 09-Tanner Tomasi [7]; 7. 85-Tyler Schell [8]; 8. 12-Alex A Bergeron [10]; 9. 115-Boddie Parker3 [19]; 10. 5-Darcy Wilson [9]; 11. 30-Stevin Goldner [16]; 12. 13-Aiden Bierlein [17]; 13. 48-Dylan Yeager [3]; 14. 74-Loic Bernier [13]; 15. 1-Jesse Enterkin [14]; 16. 46-Jonathan Nause [24]; 17. 29-William Richardson4 [23]; 18. 14-Zachary Fox [21]; 19. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [12]; 20. 23-Ethan C Toedter [15]; 21. 43-Jacob Hall [18]; 22. 7-Kaden Folkerts [22]; 23. 33-Evan Seay [6]; 24. 24-Rigel Stillman [20]

CLARK AND SHARK: First-Time Winner Clark Beats Jackson at Cedar Lake

Nine weeks in and the Chevy Performance Street Stock League has another first-time Feature winner.

Andrew Clark, of Dundee, NY, took advantage of a collision with leaders Charles Barnes and Alex Holbert late in the race, inheriting the lead and holding off Kyle Householder and points leader Tyler Jackson for his first career DIRTcar eSports victory. Jackson finished third, while rival championship contenders Jim Reavis and Brett Rowles struggled, sealing the deal on Jackson’s second League championship before the finale at Charlotte next Wednesday.

Chevy Performance Feature (20 laps) 1. 98-Andrew Clark11 [12]; 2. 60-Kyle Householder [5]; 3. 822-Tyler Jackson3 [10]; 4. 43-Jacob Hall [14]; 5. 002-Clifford Bellomy [15]; 6. 10-Jordan Gage [9]; 7. 045-Kyle Jared [24]; 8. 71-Daniel Stiffler [16]; 9. 86-Jason Metoxen [21]; 10. 53-Aidan Skraha [1]; 11. 19-Nickolas Lamb [17]; 12. 57-Jim Reavis [11]; 13. 03-Dylan D Thomas [13]; 14. 68-Ronald Pyles [18]; 15. 115-Eric Tupper [22]; 16. 85-Hank Silver [23]; 17. 30-Stevin Goldner [8]; 18. 71-William Hargreaves [3]; 19. 77-Holden English [19]; 20. 005-Dylan Petty [20]; 21. 1-Jaron Valley [7]; 22. 76-Alex Holbert [4]; 23. 21-Charles C Barnes [2]; 24. 5-Isaac Salas [6]

PERFECT 20: Gage Leads Every Lap at Williams Grove for Back-to-Back Wins

For the second week in-a-row, Jordan Gage has defeated the Chevy Performance Street Stock League regulars. This time, he drove 20 mistake-free laps around the half-mile of Williams Grove Speedway to score the $100 check and his third career DIRTcar eSports victory.

Points leader Tyler Jackson put relentless pressure on Gage throughout the race, but was unable to make a move for the top spot and came home second, maintaining his spot atop the points standings. With only two races remaining on the schedule, time is running out for the other competitors to try and stop a repeat championship from T-Jack.

Chevy Performance Feature (20 laps) 1. 10-Jordan Gage [2]; 2. 822-Tyler Jackson3 [3]; 3. 77-Holden English [4]; 4. 076-Alex Holbert [7]; 5. 44-Raphael Gougeon [11]; 6. 045-Kyle Jared [8]; 7. 60-Kyle Householder [5]; 8. 28-Bailey Hipp [19]; 9. 3-Carden Cochran [1]; 10. 53-Aidan Skraha [17]; 11. 71-Daniel Stiffler [16]; 12. 115-Eric Tupper [12]; 13. 98-Andrew Clark11 [10]; 14. 17-Brett Rowles [21]; 15. 002-Clifford Bellomy [22]; 16. 57-Jim Reavis [20]; 17. 31-Jason Best [24]; 18. 19-Nickolas Lamb [18]; 19. 93-Steve Miskolczi [13]; 20. 1-Jaron Valley [6]; 21. 003-James Richard2 [14]; 22. 86-Jason Metoxen [23]; 23. 03-Dylan D Thomas [9]; 24. 100-Lon Franks [15]

1-2 PUNCH: Seay Beats CFM Teammate, Takes Tour Points Lead at Limaland

After fending off the relentless pressure for the lead behind him the entire race, Evan Seay held off CFM eSports teammate Blake Matjoulis in the final laps to win his eighth career DIRTcar eSports Tour Feature. Former iRacing Late Model World Champion Hayden Cardwell charged from 11th to third, and nearly passed both drivers in the dash for the finish line on the final lap.

With his second victory of Season 4, Seay has now taken the points lead from Alex Bergeron, who has led since the start. Only two races remain on the schedule to settle the battle for a brand-new champion.

Drydene Feature (40 laps) 1. 33-Evan Seay [1]; 2. 127-Blake Matjoulis [3]; 3. 07-Hayden Cardwell [11]; 4. 91-Felix Roy [2]; 5. 09-Tanner Tomasi [6]; 6. 12-Alex A Bergeron [9]; 7. 08-Austin Hunter7 [19]; 8. 1-Jesse Enterkin [13]; 9. 22-Camden Johnston [10]; 10. 00-Kendal Tucker [24]; 11. 115-Boddie Parker3 [16]; 12. 48-Dylan Yeager [5]; 13. 41-Logan Rumsey [17]; 14. 23-Ethan C Toedter [18]; 15. 28-Mason Lobb [22]; 16. 46-Matthew Selby [20]; 17. 144-Brent New [8]; 18. 96-Gunnar G Swanchara [4]; 19. 35-Nick Cooper [14]; 20. 43-Jacob Hall [23]; 21. 85-Tyler Schell [12]; 22. 56-Tyler Schneider [21]; 23. 5-Nathan R Waddell [15]; 24. 74-Loic Bernier [7]

TACO ‘BOUT SPEED: Cardwell Dominates 358s at Cedar Lake

Donning a Taco-themed design across his 358 Modified, Former iRacing World Champion Hayden Cardwell took advantage of a starting grid mishap ahead of him and made it count, leading all 40 laps en route to his fourth career DIRTcar eSports Tour victory Wednesday night.

Cardwell was originally scheduled to start third on the grid, but was permitted to fill the spot when polesitter Blake Matjoulis’ internet connection failed before the start of the race. He took off with the lead at the drop of the green and ran away with the race, crossing the finish line over four seconds ahead of second-place to win the VP Racing Fuels 358 Modified challenge at Cedar Lake Speedway.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

VP Racing Fuels Feature (40 laps) 1. 07-Hayden Cardwell [3]; 2. 74-Loic Bernier [2]; 3. 33-Evan Seay [6]; 4. 35-Nick Cooper [5]; 5. 98-Andrew Clark11 [8]; 6. 185-Hunter Heck [4]; 7. 23-Ethan C Toedter [17]; 8. 84-Michael Hackett3 [7]; 9. 85-Tyler Schell [23]; 10. 3-Dylan D Thomas [19]; 11. 12-Alex A Bergeron [24]; 12. 05-Isaac Salas [9]; 13. 48-Dylan Yeager [15]; 14. 15-Justin Sick [16]; 15. 13-Matt Remick [14]; 16. 8-Blair Kraus [10]; 17. 13-Lane Smith2 [13]; 18. 27-Robert Henderson3 [12]; 19. 50-Steven Gaines [21]; 20. 9-Tanner Tomasi [22]; 21. 282-Dalton DeWert [18]; 22. 15-Boddie Parker3 [11]; 23. 127-Blake Matjoulis [1]; 24. 331-Dustin Hall3 [20]

HEADS UP MOVE: Gage Wins After Leaders Tangle at Eldora

Jordan Gage cashed-in for his second career Chevy Performance Street Stock League victory Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway after points leader Tyler Jackson got caught on the receiving end of an incident just before halfway. Second-place Kyle Jared made contact with race leader Jackson’s rear bumper coming out of Turn 2, sending Jackson into the wall and Jared to the rear of the field for the contact.

Gage capitalized on the two drivers’ misfortune after inheriting the lead and played perfect defense to runner-up Andrew Clark and third-place Dylan Petty to bag the $100 check.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Chevy Performance Feature (20 Laps) 1. 10-Jordan Gage [7]; 2. 098-Andrew Clark11 [8]; 3. 5-Dylan Petty [14]; 4. 1-Jaron Valley [19]; 5. 17-Brett Rowles [9]; 6. 2-Jacob Crawford [4]; 7. 77-Holden English [6]; 8. 30-Stevin Goldner [24]; 9. 002-Clifford Bellomy [17]; 10. 5-Isaac Salas [13]; 11. 18-Jason Best [16]; 12. 045-Kyle Jared [1]; 13. 822-Tyler Jackson3 [2]; 14. 57-Jim Reavis [5]; 15. 9-Brian Lawson [23]; 16. 115-Eric Tupper [12]; 17. 03-Dylan D Thomas [20]; 18. 71-Daniel Stiffler [10]; 19. 68-Ronald Pyles [21]; 20. 7-Jaxon Steele [11]; 21. 97-Butch Baker [22]; 22. 79-Noah Blankenship [15]; 23. 35-Drake Hartzell [18]; 24. 21-Charles C Barnes [3]

HARD KNOX LIFE: Jared Avoids Havoc, Wins Street Stock Feature at Knoxville

Kyle Jared broke through for his first career victory in the Chevy Performance Street Stock League two weeks ago in a brutal, smash-em-up showdown at Bristol Motor Speedway. Last Wednesday night, he avoided the wreckage in another rough-and-tumble Feature at Knoxville, capitalizing on a wreck with the leaders late in the race and holding off a challenge from competitors behind to win his second Feature of DIRTcar eSports Season 4.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Chevy Performance Feature (20 laps) 1. 045-Kyle Jared [8]; 2. 71-Daniel Stiffler [1]; 3. 57-Jim Reavis [5]; 4. 30-Stevin Goldner [19]; 5. 5-Isaac Salas [6]; 6. 115-Eric Tupper [12]; 7. 60-Kyle Householder [16]; 8. 002-Clifford Bellomy [21]; 9. 098-Andrew Clark [14]; 10. 789-Garrett Marshall [11]; 11. 50-Steven Gaines [24]; 12. 10-Jordan Gage [4]; 13. 3-Carden Cochran [18]; 14. 21-Charles Barnes [2]; 15. 93-Steve Miskolczi [23]; 16. 99-Tim Taylor [15]; 17. 84-Mike Watt [20]; 18. 97-Butch Baker [9]; 19. 79-Noah Blankenship [22]; 20. 17-Brett Rowles [10]; 21. 09-Shawn Hayes [17]; 22. 822-Tyler Jackson [13]; 23. 010-Lon Franks [7] DQ. 69-Fletcher McGee [3]