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Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon take on World of Outlaws and NASCAR in a virtual Sprint Car and Dirt Late Model Race—Tune-in tonight at 8 p.m. ET on FS1

This is no April Fool’s joke, FOX Sports and World of Outlaws are teaming up with iRacing to host a virtual dirt track race tonight—and you can catch all the virtual dirt-slinging, left-hand-turning racing action on FS1.
01 Apr 2020
David Kennedy
Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon take on the World of Outlaws

This online event marks the beginning of a weekly FS1 series of iRacing competitions to be hosted at various virtual racetracks. And based on the fan popularity and early success of Funny Car racers Ron Capps and Cruz Pedregon we anticipate other NHRA drivers to be joining the competition in the weeks ahead.

Tonight’s World of Outlaws iRacing events features Ron Capps in the 35-lap Sprint Car race and Cruz Pedregon in the 50-lap Dirt Late Model race going up against NASCAR’s Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell, World of Outlaws’ Brad Sweet, David Gravel, and Scott Bloomquist, and DIRTcar Racing’s Bobby Pierce.

What is a Sprint Car?
Engine: 410 cid V-8
Fuel System: Fuel injection
Horsepower: Approximately 900 hp
Compression Ratio: 13:1 to 17:1
RPM: 8,000 – 9,000
Speed: Up to 160 mph
Powertrain: In/Out direct drive with quick-change rear end
Lubrication: Dry-sump oil system
Fuel: Methanol
Wheelbase: 86-90 inches
Width: 77 inches
Weight: 1,400 pounds with the driver
Chassis: Chromemoly tube chassis
Suspension: Mostly torsion bar, some coil over
Ground Clearance: 6 inches on right, 4 inches on left
Right Rear Tire: 22.5-inches wide, 105-inches circumference
Wheels: Aluminum
Steering System: Power steering
Brakes: Disc brakes

What is a Dirt Late Model?
A dirt Late Model is a full-bodied, purpose-built race car with 400-430 cid aluminum-head V-8 engines that produce more than 800 hp. The cars are designed to resemble popular street-car makes from manufacturers such as Chevrolet, Ford, and Dodge. The cars weigh 2,350 pounds and run on racing gasoline.

Source: World of Outlaws