Dale Jr. Wants North Wilkesboro in iRacing
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted that he wants the long-abandoned North Wilkesboro Speedway in iRacing, and he’s willing to do some landscaping to make it happen.
Since iRacing laser-scans its tracks to capture every bump and imperfection, brush and weeds peeping through the ancient track surface would first need to be cleared before iRacing’s scanning team visits.
Asked @iRacingMyers & @iRacing to scan North Wilksboro for preservation. Even if they don’t create it, they’ll have the data. He said the surface would need to be cleared of weeds to do it. I can get the keys to the gate. Who wants to help me do the landscaping?? #CallingHisBluff
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 15, 2019
The easiest way to clean up a 5/8-mile oval? Enlist some friends — something Dale Jr. can do better than anybody.
You in? Imma call you
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 15, 2019
We need flamethrowers! 🔥
— Chris Buescher (@Chris_Buescher) September 16, 2019
Uhh….yeah! We’ll help!
— Hattori Racing (@Hattori_Racing) September 15, 2019
I’m in man 👍🤛🏻
— Rutledge Wood (@RutledgeWood) September 15, 2019
I have a few super late models we can finish dusting the weeds off with!
— John Hunter Nemechek (@JHNemechek) September 15, 2019
You’ve got our support. What can we do?
— JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller (@JDMotorsports01) September 15, 2019
Looks like we’ve got plenty of help lined up!
— Marcus Smith (@MarcusSMI) September 16, 2019
NASCAR Heat 4 Released
Last week, NASCAR Heat 4 finally made its way to the public — the Gold Edition released on Tuesday, and the Standard Edition hit the shelves Friday. The game includes updates to graphics, physics, and player-controlled customizations.
On eNASCAR.com, we broke down what’s new and improved.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) September 13, 2019
PEAK iRacing Series: Vincent Victorious in Indy
Corey Vincent made his return to Victory Lane in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series on Tuesday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after a three-year winless drought, becoming the second race winner of the season for Team Renegades.
Finally!!!!! We were able to put the @Renegades @Alienware Ford in victory lane. Can not believe that played out the way it did. Big shoutout to everybody @TheOfficialERG and LDR for all their help on the car. Also thanks for the push back around @GarrettLowe_6 lol. pic.twitter.com/HNaiuUSL16
— Corey Vincent (@CVincent34) September 11, 2019
Vincent, a non-playoff driver, passed Blake Reynolds on the final stretch to the finish when Reynolds’ Team Dillon Esports entry ran out of fuel just shy of the finish line — a victory that would have been Reynolds’ first and advanced him to the championship finale.
CHAOS AS THEY CROSS THE BRICKS!!! 🧱🧱
That may have been the most dramatic finish of the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series. Corey Vincent comes away with the 🏁 in the final inches of the race. pic.twitter.com/LGqIwPAmBe
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) September 11, 2019
— Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) September 11, 2019
Will retweet it when it gets posted. The last 10 laps were incredible.
— Parker Kligerman (@pkligerman) September 11, 2019
Just one race remains in the playoffs — the Charlotte road course on Sept. 24 — before $100,000 is awarded in the Homestead-Miami Speedway championship race. A win for any of the eight playoff drivers would advance them to the finale; the other three positions will be awarded based on points since no playoff driver has won a playoff race — an uncanny statistic after non-playoff drivers played spoiler two races in a row.
Heat Pro League: Playoff Round 1 in the Books
The inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League playoffs kicked off Wednesday at the virtual Las Vegas Motor Speedway — the first race held on the all-new NASCAR Heat 4 game.
JTG Daugherty Throttlers racer mrTRACKBAR33 won the Xbox race, while ThAbEaR_95 got the job done for Leavine Family Gaming on PlayStation.
Most eyes were on the playoff picture Wednesday, however. Despite the Xbox victory, JTG Daugherty was bumped out of contention in teamwide series standings, as was Germain Gaming.
Round 2 of the Heat Pro League playoffs takes place September 25 at Kansas Speedway.
Cookson Wins eNASCAR IGNITE Series Championship
Max J. Cookson topped the best of the best Thursday at Martinsville Speedway to claim the title of the second eNASCAR IGNITE Series champion. The 16-year-old wins a $10,000 racing scholarship, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: a test day racing a NASCAR Pinty’s Series car and a U.S. Legend car. Who says playing games can’t pay off?
Sixteen year-old Max J Cookson just won a $10,000 racing scholarship. Not a bad night for the teenager!
Cookson pulls away from the rest of the field to become your 2019 eNASCAR Ignite Series Champion! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/1TQupSFgCw
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) September 13, 2019
iRacing Paint Scheme of the Week
Alex Wheeler painted a classic Mike Stefanik paint scheme for iRacing’s modified-style cars in memory of the late short track legend. Stefanik raced a similar-looking ride from 2006 to 2011.
Video of the Week
It seems Charlotte road course practice is in full swing for Burton Kligerman Esports.
— Logan Clampitt (@lclampitt44) September 17, 2019