Briscoe Gets #BuiltFordProud Dirty
Stewart-Haas Racing Driver Returns to Virtual Dirt Track Roots In Tuesday’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series iRacing Invitational
- Race: World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Cars iRacing Invitational
- Series: World of Outlaws (WoO) NOS Energy Sprint Car Series
- Time/Date: 7 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 21
- Location: Virtual Williams Grove Speedway (0.5-mile oval)
- Feature Event Distance: 35 Laps
Where to Watch:
- DIRTvision Fast Pass ($39)
- DIRTvision Single Event PPV ($9.99)
- Announcer: John Gibson
- DIRTvision FAQs
- The WoO NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars iRacing Invitational is an exhibition esports event featuring current series drivers and a select group of NASCAR Cup Series participants.
- The WoO NOS Energy Sprint Car Series iRacing Invitational Series is a multi-event series created to provide competition while the motorsports world is on hiatus due to efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
- The esports event format for the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car iRacing Invitational will include a driver’s meeting and hotlaps, which are 10-15 minutes of group practice. Single-car qualifying (time trials) determines where competitors start in the heat races, which are a series of 8-12 laps races that determine which cars will move on to the Feature, D-Main, C-Main, and Last Chance Showdown (LCS). The top-three cars in the heats transfer to the Feature when there are six heat races. The balance of the non-transferring cars from the heat races get divided into D, C and LCS based on heat race finish (4th in Heat 1 starts on pole of LCS, 4th in Heat 2 starts second in LCS, etc.). The top 4 finishers from the D-main event (10 laps) transfer to the C-main (12 laps). The top 4 finishers in the C-main start the LCS from the last row. The top 6 drivers in the 14 lap LCS (laps can change depending on track size) will transfer to the back of the feature lineup. The feature event is the final race of the night and ranges from 25 to 40 laps (predetermined at driver’s meeting) and determines the event champion.
- Dirt 101: Information about the WoO NOS Energy Sprint Car Series, format and other topics can be found in the FAQs section of the series website.
- Briscoe will drive the No. 5 #BuiltFordProud/Huffy entry in Tuesday’s WoO NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars iRacing Invitational to pay homage to Ford’s efforts to aid in the battle against coronavirus.
- Ford, with design and testing consultation from 3M, has developed a new powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR). Production on the devices began on April 14 at Ford’s Vreeland facility near Flat Rock, Mich., with paid UAW volunteers with the ability to make 100,000 or more.
- In collaboration with the UAW, is now producing face masks at Ford’s Van Dyke Transmission Plant for internal use globally and pursing certification for medical use.
- To help further protect health care workers, Ford is leading efforts to manufacture reusable gowns from airbag materials with supplier Joyson Safety Systems.
- Ford is lending its manufacturing support to help Thermo Fisher Scientific quickly expand production of COVID-19 collection kits for patient testing.
- Work at Rawsonville (Mich.) Components Plant is underway to transform a portion of the plant to manufacture a third-party ventilator in collaboration with GE Healthcare with production expected to start this week. The goal is to produce 50,000 Model A-E ventilators by July 4 to help with COVID-19 patients.
Chase Briscoe, driver of the No. 5 #BuiltFordProud/Huffy Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing winged sprint car:
“I’m really looking forward to the race at Williams Grove and to getting the No. 5 #BuiltFordProud / Huffy car on the track. I’ve raced at Williams Grove quite a bit in iRacing and I think that experience will help, since it’s one of the more technical tracks on the platform, with the tight corners and long straights. It will be fun jumping back into a dirt car, after racing a lot of NASCAR events recently. The cars drive totally different, but it’s really no different than going back and forth between the two in real life. It will also be great to get back out there with some of my buddies who are full-time World of Outlaws drivers. I’ve competed with them a lot on the actual track, most recently at Tri-State Speedway in Indiana in 2018. This should be exciting.”
- Briscoe has been participating in a variety of iRacing events in recent weeks, finishing second his most recent WoO NOS Energy Sprint Car Series iRacing event and a win in the NBCSN #NASCAR iRacing Short Track Challenge.
- Briscoe will compete in Tuesday’s event as part of Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing (TSR), which is the entity owned by Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner, Tony Stewart.
- TSR fields winged sprint car entries for 10-Time WoO NOS Energy Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz as well as Stewart.
- Since the team’s inception in 2001 TSR has collected 26 short-track racing titles, including nine in the WoO NOS Energy Sprint Car Series and 17 in United States Auto Club (USAC) national divisions.
About Stewart-Haas Racing:
Stewart-Haas Racing is the title-winning NASCAR team co-owned by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation – the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America. The Kannapolis, North Carolina-based organization has won two NASCAR Cup Series titles, one NASCAR Xfinity Series championship and more than 70 NASCAR races, including such crown-jewel events as the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400 and Southern 500. For more information, please visit us online at www.StewartHaasRacing.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StewartHaasRacing, on Twitter @StewartHaasRcng and on Instagram @StewartHaasRacing.
About 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 corporate.ford.com.
About 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.
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 in the 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 also a team for Stewart. Based in Brownsburg, Indiana, TSR operates out of a 25,000-square-foot facility. For more information please visit us on the Web at www.TonyStewartRacing.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TonyStewartRacing, on Instagram at @tonystewart_rcg and on Twitter at @TonyStewart_Rcg.