CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Beginning August 11, Podium eSports will host the Podium eSports Road Series featuring iRacing’s Class A car. The series will take the most popular stock car in iRacing to some of the best road courses around the world.
The series will run for nine weeks, running every other Sunday. It will travel to road courses in the United States, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Instead of a season-end purse, all prize money will be paid out as individual race winnings to the top five finishers. The champion of the Podium eSports Road Series will receive a trophy and automatic entry into a future Podium eSports series or special event of their choosing.
All races of the Road Series will be broadcast on the Podium eSports Network (twitch.tv/podiumesports) and all broadcasts will start at 8:30 p.m. ET.
“We are always looking for ways to challenge drivers with exciting car and track pairings that showcase the abilities of skilled and talented drivers and facilitate great racing,” said Podium eSports Chief Innovation Officer John Theodore. “The current Class A car is extremely enjoyable and challenging to drive on road courses, and we’re very excited to showcase this with a world touring series.”
Drivers can apply for a Season Pass today on the Podium eSports website. The Road Series Season Pass is available for $45, and all Season Pass holders 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 Managing Member. Registration forms and the series rulebook are available on Podium eSports’ website, www.podiumesports.com.
Podium eSports Road Series Schedule
|Date||Track||Layout||Time of Day|
|August 11||Daytona International Speedway||Road Course||Sunset|
|August 25||Road Atlanta||Full Course||Afternoon|
|September 15||Watkins Glen International||Boot||Afternoon|
|September 29||Interlagos||Grand Prix||Morning|
|October 13||Brands Hatch||Indy||Afternoon|
|October 27||Autodromo Nazionale Monza||Grand Prix (without first chicane)||Late Afternoon|
|November 10||Silverstone Circuit||Grand Prix||Afternoon|
|November 24||Phillip Island||Grand Prix||Afternoon|
|December 15||Suzuka Circuit||East Course||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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