We’re previewing each team competing in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series before the 2021 season.
Elliott Sadler eSports
Owner: Elliott Sadler, longtime NASCAR driver, winner across all three national series, and fried-bologna sandwich enthusiast.
No. 1: Ashton Crowder
Hometown: Locust, NC
First season: 2019
2020 rank: 39th
I'm incredibly happy to announce that I will be with @SadlerEsports for the 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. Elliott Sadler eSports is legitimately the best team I have ever been apart of and I'm so happy I can represent them and our amazing partners this season. https://t.co/RKGi0WLMQo
— Ashton Crowder (@AshtonCrowder) January 29, 2021
No. 2: Garrett Manes
Hometown: Powhatan, VA
First season: 2021
Sixth in 2020 iRacing Pro Series
Now I can tell y’all 😂🙌 https://t.co/TRX33XpWKx
— Garrett Manes Racing (@GarrettManes) January 29, 2021
Sadler eSports wasn’t a part of the Coca-Cola iRacing Series in 2020, but they certainly made noise in the iRacing Pro Series. Garrett Manes will make his debut at the top level with the team that fielded his car where he nabbed a win in the iRacing Pro Series.
Ashton Crowder started off the 2020 season strong, grabbing a win at Fontana, then dropped out of the series midway through the season. He rebounded in the iRacing Pro Series, however, winning a race and placing second in the final standings.
There are high hopes for Elliott Sadler’s iRacing team as the group joins the Coca-Cola iRacing Series for the 2021 season — and for good reason. Ashton Crowder’s a proven winner — he’s won in back-to-back seasons for Kligerman Sport, the team’s only two victories to date — and Garrett Manes offers plenty of promise. Manes has multi-disciplinary talent, too, competing in championship iRacing Rallycross events last year.
Even with one of the youngest teams, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Sadler eSports duo to make some noise in 2021.
Steve’s bold prediction
Ashton Crowder will return to the series and snag another win to keep his streak of seasons with wins alive.
Garrett Manes is one of the top rookie prospects for 2021. He’s got to be favored as one of the rookies most likely to find Victory Lane — look out for the No. 2.
Work Hard. Race Harder.
ESE also happily welcomes @NutrienAgRetail as a full-time partner!
— Elliott Sadler eSports (@SadlerEsports) January 29, 2021