CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The CARS Tour and Podium eSports have announced an expansion of the CARS eSport Tour for 2020 which will see the official esports series of the CARS Tour become the largest short-track series in all of sim racing.
Now in its fifth season, the CARS eSport Tour is one of the premier short track series in sim racing, and the only short track series in sim racing to be sanctioned by a real-life sanctioning body. Drivers race Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models using the iRacing.com Motorsports Simulation at virtual versions of short tracks across the United States. These tracks include three circuits on the real-life Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour schedule: Southern National Motorsports Park, Langley Speedway and South Boston Speedway.
For 2020, the CARS eSport Tour will mirror the real-life Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour. The CARS eSport Tour will run on Wednesdays before Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour races. Every CARS eSport Tour event will run doubleheaders of Super Late Model and Late Model Stock races. Where possible, the CARS eSport Tour will race at the virtual counterpart of the track the Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour will race at that weekend.
“The esports arena is constantly growing, and we are excited to see what season five of the CARS eSport Tour brings,” said CARS Tour owner Jack McNelly. “The 2020 CARS eSport Tour stands to be our greatest season yet.”
“The CARS eSport Tour has been one of Podium eSports’ strongest series from the beginning,” said Podium eSports CEO James Pike. “The expanded partnership with the CARS Tour for 2020 will take the CARS eSport Tour to places short-track sim racing has never been before, and we cannot wait for the new season of racing to unfold.”
Every CARS eSport Tour race will be broadcast on the Podium eSports Twitch channel, which can be found at twitch.tv/podiumesports/.
The CARS eSport Tour costs $35 to enter per car class. For more information on the CARS eSport Tour, including the series rulebook and registration forms, visit www.podiumesports.com/cars-esport-tour.
About the CARS Tour
The Solid Rock Carriers CARS Tour is one of the premier short track series in the United States. Drivers compete in Late Model Stock Cars and Super Late Models at the best short tracks across the Carolinas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia. The CARS Tour can be found on Facebook at “CARS Tour”, on Twitter @CARSTour, and on Instagram as @CARS_Tour. For more information, visit www.carsracingtour.com or call their Mooresville, NC offices at 704.662.9212.
About Podium eSports
Podium eSports, home of the best broadcasts in sim racing, launched in January 2019. Podium eSports uses the iRacing.com Motorsports Simulation to deliver the most entertaining competition on the service. In its first year, Podium eSports earned over 40,000 views from 300+ hours of content. Podium eSports has also partnered with the Porsche Club of America and the CARS Tour to develop the CARS eSport Tour and the Porsche Club of America Sim Racing Series. Podium eSports races are broadcast live on the Podium eSports Network, which can be found at twitch.tv/podiumesports. For more information, visit www.podiumesports.com.
CARS eSport Tour 2020 Schedule
|Date||Track||Laps (LMSC, SLM)||In-Sim Time|
|March 11||Southern National Motorsports Park||150||3/7/2020, 3 p.m.|
|March 18||Richmond Raceway||100||3/21/2020, 7 p.m.|
|April 1||Five Flags Speedway||150||4/4/2020, 7 p.m.|
|April 29||New Smyrna Speedway||125||5/1/2020, 8 p.m.|
|May 14||Lanier National Speedway||150||5/17/2020, 3 p.m.|
|May 27||Bristol Motor Speedway||100||5/30/2020, 7 p.m.|
|June 3||Langley Speedway||125||6/6/2020, 7 p.m.|
|June 17||Martinsville Speedway||125||6/20/2020, 7 p.m.|
|July 1||TBD||TBD||7/4/2020, 7 p.m.|
|July 8||Myrtle Beach Speedway||100||7/11/2020, 7 p.m.|
|July 29||Charlotte Legends Oval||150||8/1/2020, 8 p.m.|
|August 19||TBD||TBD||8/22/2020, 7 p.m.|
|September 16||South Boston Speedway||125||9/19/2020, 3 p.m.|