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Wide World of Esports: Return of the Ignite Series, Roush Fenway’s Remarkable Week, and the #MillennialCar

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.

Read more on eNASCAR.com

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.

JR Motorsports and JTG Daugherty Racing introduced some of their 2019 Heat Pro League drivers.

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.

Ryan Luza’s incredible streak of 20 straight top-10 finishes, dating back to the beginning of the 2018 season, ended Tuesday night.

Race recap on eNASCAR.com

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.

A seriously impressive effort that even the announcers could hardly believe.

Watch on eNASCAR.com

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!

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.