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Wednesday, 15 April 2020


#82 Andrew Layser #82 Andrew Layser


Speedway, Indiana………From one legendary racetrack to the next, the 2020 USAC AMSOIL iRacing Challenge presented by NOS Energy Drink motors on to “The Grove,” Williams Grove Speedway, for the penultimate round of the series as the mighty midgets make their return this Thursday night, April 16th, 9pm Eastern on FloRacing at


Returning to the field after last week’s triumphs are Clauson-Marshall Racing's Aiden Purdue, who tamed Knoxville Raceway in a sprint car while Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports’ Daison Pursley persevered in a midget at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to bring home the biggest prize in USAC iRacing history.

It’s been wild, it’s been unpredictable, and a new face has emerged as the winner each time out.  Who’s got next at The Grove?  We’ll be watching as it all unfolds this Thursday night at the virtual Pennsylvania half-mile dirt oval, which first saw USAC racing in the club’s first year of 1956.

Eight USAC National Champions have signed on for Thursday’s race at “The Grove,” including four drivers who’ve reached victory lane at Williams Grove under USAC sanction.  Chris Windom has won twice, first in 2016 with the Silver Crown series and again in 2018 with the AMSOIL National Sprint Cars.  Brady Bacon was victorious in 2017 with the USAC/ARDC Midgets and, most recently, Silver Crown action in 2019.  Spencer Bayston, likewise, won in USAC/ARDC Midget competition in 2017 while Kevin Thomas Jr. notched a National Sprint score in 2017 as well.

Windom, Bacon and Bayston are among eight USAC National champions entered for Thursday’s iRace, along with Triple Crown champion J.J. Yeley, 2013 USAC National Midget champion and 2017 NASCAR Truck Series titlist Christopher Bell, 2018 USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car and 2019 USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget champion Tyler Courtney, plus 2016 USAC National champ Tanner Thorson and 2018 USAC National Midget king Logan Seavey.

Along with Thomas Jr., also competing on the half-mile virtual dirt track are USAC National feature winners Justin Grant, Thomas Meseraull, Zeb Wise, Jason McDougal, Tanner Carrick, Shane Hmiel, Cannon Mcintosh, Brody Roa, Brady Short, Tyler Thomas, Billy Wease, and Matt Westfall.

NASCAR Xfinity Series frontrunner and winner Chase Briscoe is entered as well as World of Outlaws Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Carson Macedo, plus 2019 USAC Western States Midget champion Robert Dalby, five-time USAC Western States Midget champion Ronnie Gardner, multi-time USAC Western Sprint champ Ryan Bernal, 2017 USAC West Coast Sprint champ Jake Swanson, plus this year’s top Rookie with the NOS Energy Drink National Midget series thus far, Buddy Kofoid.

The 2020 AMSOIL USAC iRacing Challenge presented by NOS Energy Drink features the stars of USAC Racing competing against one another in the motorsports simulation event with weekly racing action each Thursday night throughout the month of April live on FloRacing at 9pm Eastern.

The USAC iRacing Challenge consists of a total of five races and four events, including three USAC NOS Energy Drink Midget National Championship and two USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship events:

April 2: Kokomo Speedway (Midgets) – WINNER: Brennan Rogers

April 9: Knoxville Raceway (Sprints) – WINNER: Aiden Purdue

April 16: Williams Grove Speedway (Midgets)

April 23: Eldora Speedway (Sprints & Midgets)

The event purse for each event will feature a $500 winner’s share, $300 for second and $100 for third thanks to series sponsors to sponsors TOPP Motorsports, Hayward Motorsports, Petry Motorsports and Baldwin Brothers Racing.

iRacing is the world’s premier motorsport racing simulation.  iRacing puts you in the driver’s seat by allowing members to experience today’s newest form of competitive motorsport: virtual racing.  iRacing is a fun, inexpensive and highly competitive way for race drivers, race fans and gamers to break a sweat in head-to-head racing challenges.

For more information on the USAC iRacing Challenge, stay tuned to USAC’s website at, our social media channels at, and on Instagram @usacnation.



01 Korbyn Hayslett (Indy Racing Images)

08 Cannon McIntosh (Keith Kunz Motorsports)

1A Carson Macedo (KLR)

2 J.J. Yeley (Triple Crown Racing)

3 Jake Neuman (Jake Neuman Racing)

4A Justin Grant (TOPP Motorsports)

4D Robert Dalby (Robert Dalby Motorsports)

5 Kevin Thomas Jr. (Petry Motorsports)

5A Anton Hernandez (Baldwin Brothers Racing)

5B Chase Briscoe (Chase Briscoe Racing)

6 Mario Clouser (Clouser Motorsports)

7BC Tyler Courtney (Clauson-Marshall Racing)

7x Thomas Meseraull (RMS Racing)

9 Daison Pursley (Daison Pursley Racing)

12 Trey Robb (TUHB E-Sports)

12w Billy Wease (Team Big Talking Racing)

13 Dennis Gile (Gene Gile Racing)

14 Ronnie Gardner (Robert Dalby Motorsports)

15 Carson Garrett (Carson Garrett Racing)

17 Jake Swanson (Team AZ/JFM)

19 Tanner Thorson (Hayward Motorsports)

19AZ Logan Seavey (Reinbold-Underwood Motorsports)

19m Ethan Mitchell (Bundy Built Motorsports)

21 Christopher Bell (CB Industries)

21K Karter Sarff (Sarff Motorsports)

22 Connor Leoffler (Connor Leoffler Racing)

25 Chase Johnson (Tom Malloy Motorsports)

28 Ace McCarthy (Dave Mac Motorsports)

31 David Budres (Manic Racing)

32 Trey Marcham (TUHB E-Sports)

33 Ronnie Wuerdeman (GFR)

35 Tanner Carrick (Petry Motorsports)

36 Brady Short (Short Racing)

38 Colby Johnson (Colby Johnson)

39 Matt Goodnight (Goodnight Racing)

39BC Aiden Purdue (Clauson Marshall Racing)

41 Oliver Akard (OMR Racing)

51 Austin Yarbrough (Bobby D. Earnhardt Legacy eSports)

52 Isaac Chapple (Grim Sim)

53 Brayden Fox (Brayden Fox Racing)

54 Matt Westfall (Westfall Racing)

54G Trey Gropp (MSW)

55 Nick Drake (Sam Hunt Racing)

56 Shane Hmiel (Five-Six, Inc.)

61 Stephen Schnapf (Edwards Motorsports)

67 Buddy Kofoid (Keith Kunz Motorsports)

69 Brady Bacon (Hoffman Auto Racing)

69x Jason McDougal (TUHB E-Sports)

71 Zeb Wise (Keith Kunz Motorsports)

72 Sam Johnson (Sam Johnson Racing)

77 Joe Wirth (Wirth Racing)

82 Andrew Layser (Tucker-Boat Motorsports)

87 Ryan Bernal (Ryan Bernal Motorsports)

88 Kaidon Brown (CB Industries)

89 Chris Windom (Tucker-Boat Motorsports)

91 Tyler Thomas (Tyler Thomas Motorsports)

91R Brody Roa (BR Performance)

97 Spencer Bayston (Spencer Bayston Racing)

98 Brandon Morin (Morin Sim Sport)

98x Clinton Boyles (Tim’s Sims Racing)