eNASCAR Ignite Series Returns
iRacing and NASCAR announced the return of the eNASCAR Ignite Series, the youth-focused series designed to showcase young talent in the esports world.
Unique to 2019, this year’s winner will earn a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to test a NASCAR Pinty’s Series car with Canada’s Best Racing Team, as well as a US Legend Car vehicle. For many competitors, this could be their first opportunity to race a real car.
The inaugural season’s winner, Zack Novak, has since joined Roush Fenway Racing in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series and claimed two victories in the opening seven races of 2019, including last Tuesday’s event at Kansas Speedway.
The second season begins June 13.
Ready for the Heat Pro League
Teams continue to prepare for the start of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League.
RCR eSports unveiled its logo and Twitch channel, while Chip Ganassi Racing launched its gaming arm, Chip Ganassi Gaming.
Logo ☑️@Twitch ☑️
More to come…
— RCR eSports (@RCR_eSports) May 7, 2019
— Chip Ganassi Racing (@CGRTeams) May 13, 2019
JR Motorsports and JTG Daugherty Racing introduced some of their 2019 Heat Pro League drivers.
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) May 13, 2019
— JTG Daugherty Racing (@JTGRacing) May 13, 2019
Novak Wins PEAK iRacing Series at Kansas
Roush Fenway Racing’s Zack Novak scored his second victory of 2019 last Tuesday at Kansas Speedway in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series. Novak led 81 laps — the most of any driver — and climbed to third in points, rebounding after a stretch of three finishes outside the top 10. Rookie Garrett Lowe finished second, while Blake Reynolds nabbed third for his third straight finish of sixth or better.
— Roush Fenway Racing (@roushfenway) May 13, 2019
P12 tonight in the @NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series.Thankfully drove from around P33 to P12 after getting damage.Thank you to the Team Conti crew, especially Nick, Mike, and Hastings for all the hard work on the car.Looking forward onto Charlotte, we need better finishes. pic.twitter.com/EXtqrzOqFY
— Logan Clampitt (@lclampitt44) May 8, 2019
Yet another recovery drive for us in #eNPAiS. Wrecked again this season. Lap 9 nowhere to go. Ended up finishing P17 after hustling as much as I could with the damage I had. We have the speed, just need some clean races and we’ll be fine@iRacing @JoeGibbsRacing @CoandaSimsport pic.twitter.com/SpNGhIxvk3
— Bobby Zalenski (@bobbyzalenski) May 8, 2019
— JR Motorsports (@JRMotorsports) May 9, 2019
Ryan Luza’s incredible streak of 20 straight top-10 finishes, dating back to the beginning of the 2018 season, ended Tuesday night.
Me: P36 at Kansas https://t.co/83kaEmMLuY
— Ryan Luza (@RyanLuza) May 13, 2019
On a 7 race winless streak in the PEAK Series. Unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/uiYmlkhQju
— Ray Alfalla (@rayalfalla) May 13, 2019
More Roush Fenway Racing Esports Success
Roush Fenway Racing’s esports success continued when PS4 driver xX_Fluffy_Xx2 pulled off a dramatic pass late at Michigan Speedway in a Heat Pro League exhibition race Wednesday — sprinting from fifth to first on the final lap.
— 704Games NASCAR Heat (@704NASCARHeat) May 9, 2019
A seriously impressive effort that even the announcers could hardly believe.
Paint Scheme of the Week
Brian Mullin painted the infamous Kevin Harvick Busch Beer “Millennial Car” for iRacing. And it looks just as lit AF in the virtual world. Participation trophies all around!
— Brian (@realbrianmullin) May 7, 2019
Video of the Week
May you get through this week like Burton-Kligerman eSports driver Logan Clampitt escaping through a multi-car crash in the PEAK iRacing Series at Kansas Speedway.
— Logan Clampitt (@lclampitt44) May 10, 2019