We’re previewing each team competing in the 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series ahead of the season opener February 11 at Daytona International Speedway.
William Byron eSports
Owner: William Byron, a guy who famously started racing on a computer.
I?m excited to announce that @NickOttinger and @john_gorlinsky will be a part of our team William Byron eSports for the 2020 @iRacing eNASCAR season. I?m really looking forward to a great year with them! pic.twitter.com/LODtMY2qPC
— William Byron (@WilliamByron) January 9, 2020
No. 97: John Gorlinsky
Hometown: Harrisburg, NC
First season: 2010
2019 rank: N/A
No. 25: Nick Ottinger
Hometown: Claremont, NC
First season: 2012
2019 rank: 9th
While William Byron eSports didn’t exist in 2019, it was a busy season for its drivers. Nick Ottinger won a nail-biter at Talladega in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, and also took a checkered flag in iRacing’s first nationally televised All-Star Race – though, by the end of the Coca-Cola Series season, he fell just short of making the playoffs. John Gorlinsky, a fixture in the top iRacing ranks racing his plain bright-yellow Chevrolet, spent the winter winning two races in the iRacing Pro Series, placing fourth in the series.
Four-time race winner John Gorlinsky returns to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series after six seasons away, joining upstart William Byron eSports. Nick Ottinger, series veteran and 2019 Talladega winner, moves over from JTG Daugherty Racing. The duo can rest assured knowing if they have to miss a race, their team owner could always step in and get the job done. I know, I know. That’s not allowed. But we can imagine.
— John Gorlinsky (@john_gorlinsky) January 10, 2020
So excited to be representing your team in 2020! Already locked in to get some trophies and the one that matters at seasons end!! https://t.co/lBqdlSFeNe
— Nick Ottinger (@NickOttinger) January 9, 2020