Brian Tedeschi and Slade Gravitt look to return to Victory Lane this week when the eNASCAR Heat Pro League visits Watkins Glen International for its first-ever road course race.
Tedeschi of Team Penske Esports and Wood Brothers Gaming’s Gravitt have logged solid runs early in the season, but have yet to return to Victory Lane since the season opener at Charlotte Motor Speedway last month. That could change Wednesday night as both drivers performed well during practice late last week ahead of the 24-lap race.
“The competition has been as tough as I expected it to be and getting a win is a big deal against all of these great drivers,” said Tedeschi. “Corey has been doing well and we keep working hard to bring more wins to Team Penske Esports.
Tedeschi and teammate Corey Rothgeb have both finished inside the top seven in all three races so far this season to give Team Penske Esports the early lead in the season team standings, 13 points ahead of fellow Ford camp Roush Fenway Gaming.
“We’ve been working together to get more speed out of our cars and tires and saving fuel will be key to running well at Watkins Glen,” Tedeschi continued.
As for Gravitt, Playoffs are top of his mind. He’s looking to secure the overall victory Wednesday night to secure a spot in the inaugural Playoff field.
“For me locking the Wood Brothers in is big and Watkins Glen International is the place I feel we can do it,” said Gravitt. “We’ve been leading a lot of laps in practice and have had (consistent) lap times.”
Tedeschi and Gravitt will lead the other 26 drivers into battle this Wednesday with the pre-race show starting at 7:30 pm ET and racing slated to begin at 8 pm ET.