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CARS eSPORT TOUR MOVES TO PODIUM eSPORTS FOR 2019

POSTED BY PODIUM eSPORTS November 26, 2018

PEYTON, Colo. – Podium eSports will become the new organizer and broadcaster of the CARS eSport Tour for 2019. The CARS eSport Tour season will begin on January 9th and be broadcast live on Podium eSports’ Twitch channel.

The 2019 CARS eSport Tour will also be reformatted to focus on Late Model Stock Car (LMSC) competition. The series will compete using iRacing’s Class D stock car and race primarily on short tracks available through the service. One-third of the schedule features tracks that are free to all iRacing members, while five more tracks are also featured on the Podium eSports Street Stock Series schedule.

The series will feature a 15-race schedule that will run on Wednesday nights through July 2019 and have $1000 in purse money for drivers to win. Its schedule will alternate with the previously-announced Podium eSports Street Stock Series.

All races will qualify drivers via heat races and last chance qualifiers (LCQs). All heat races, LCQs and feature races will be broadcast on Podium eSports’ Twitch channel (www.twitch.tv/podiumesports).

The upcoming season will mark the fourth year of the CARS eSport Tour. The series was originally formed in 2016 and organized by the Championship eSports Association (CEA). Current Podium eSports Chief Competition Officer Kyle Barnes was CEA’s administrator and the CARS eSports Tour’s move to Podium continues a well-established relationship.

“I’m extremely excited to continue the partnership with CARS Tour heading into 2019,” said Podium eSports Chief Competition Officer Kyle Barnes. “Working with the CARS Tour over the past few years has been an honor and I’m looking forward to what we have put together for next season. We’re moving towards a more esport-oriented focus and this will work better for the series and the drivers alike.”

Season passes for the CARS eSport Tour are $35. Registration, rules and a series schedule are all available at www.podiumesports.com.

2019 CARS eSport Tour Schedule

Date Track Laps No. of Cars Time of Day Heat Race Format
Jan. 9th Southern National 200 32 Late Afternoon 12 cars, 25L, 50L LCQ
Jan. 16th New Smyrna 150 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Jan. 30th Irwindale – Outer 125 40 Afternoon 12 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Feb. 20th Myrtle Beach 125 40 Night 16 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Mar. 6th Concord 150 32 Afternoon 12 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Mar. 13th Charlotte Legends 250 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 50L LCQ
Mar. 27th Langley 200 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Apr. 10th Stafford 125 32 Afternoon 12 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Apr. 24th Thompson 125 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
May 8th The Bullring 200 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 50L LCQ
May 29th Lanier 200 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 50L LCQ
Jun. 12th Bristol 150 40 Afternoon 16 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Jun. 26th Martinsville 200 40 Afternoon 16 cars, 25L, 25L LCQ
Jul. 10th Rockingham 100 40 Late Afternoon 16 cars, 10L, 15L LCQ
Jul. 17th South Boston 200 32 Night 12 cars, 25L, 50L LCQ

 

About Podium eSports

Podium eSports, the home of the best competition in sim racing, is scheduled to launch in January 2019. As one of the only companies in sim racing to combine its competition and broadcast divisions within the same company, Podium is uniquely positioned to transform sim racing in the world of esports and help sim racing realize its full commercial potential. All Podium eSports races are broadcast live on the company’s Twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/podiumesports. For more information, visit www.podiumesports.com.

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