CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Beginning August 4, Podium eSports will host the Podium eSports Oval Series featuring iRacing’s Class B car and Class C truck. The series will be the only one on iRacing to feature multiclass stock car racing on the same track.
The series will run for nine weeks, running every other Sunday with off weeks on Labor Day Weekend and Thanksgiving. It will travel to a mixture of 1.5-mile ovals, short tracks and international tracks to determine the best drivers in the Class B and Class C vehicles.
The Oval Series will function as two series in one, with separate points kept for the Class B and Class C drivers. Overall points will not be kept in the Oval Series.
Instead of a season-end purse, all prize money will be paid out as individual race winnings to the top five finishers in both classes. The top three drivers in the points standings of both classes will receive trophies, and the champions of both classes will receive automatic entry into future Podium eSports special events or series.
All races of the Oval Series will be broadcast on the Podium eSports Network (twitch.tv/podiumesports) and all broadcasts will start at 8:30 p.m. ET.
“We’re very excited to see some of the best oval drivers on the service showcase their talents in a series that will highlight driver ability,” said Podium eSports Chief Innovation Officer John Theodore. “The combination of the Class B and Class C vehicles should create more passing opportunities and offer more exciting racing on tracks that will challenge drivers and thrill fans.”
Season Passes for the iRacers Lounge Oval Series are available for $45. All drivers registering for a Season Pass will be guaranteed a starting spot in every race so long as they attempt to qualify or contact a Podium eSports Officer before each race.
Single-Race Passes are available for $5 and can be purchased by contacting a Podium eSports Officer. Registration forms and the series rulebook are available on Podium eSports’ website, www.podiumesports.com.
Podium eSports Oval Series Schedule
|Date||Track||Distance||Time of Day|
|August 4||Charlotte Motor Speedway||240 laps||Night|
|August 18||Iowa Speedway||250 laps||Night|
|September 8||Auto Club Speedway||120 laps||Late Afternoon|
|September 22||U.S.A. International Speedway||300 laps||Night|
|October 6||Dover International Speedway||250 laps||Afternoon|
|October 20||Chicagoland Speedway||160 laps||Late Afternoon|
|November 3||Darlington Raceway||220 laps||Night|
|November 17||Rockingham Speedway||300 laps||Afternoon|
|December 8||Twin Ring Motegi||200 laps||Morning|
About Podium eSports
Podium eSports, home of the best competition in sim racing, launched in January 2019. As one of the only companies in sim racing to combine its competition and broadcast divisions, Podium is uniquely positioned to transform sim racing in the world of esports and help sim racing realize its full commercial potential. In addition to administering its own series, Podium has 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.
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