TAMPA, FL – Round two of the iRacing Mobil 1 Jr Late Model eSports Series is in the books but the story reads the same as Austin Edwards goes back to back with a win at virtual Five Flags Speedway. The young Mentone, California driver did not dominate the race as he did last week but made it exciting with a last-lap pass for the win in the feature race.
Kabe McClenny, Jadan Walbridge, Robbie Kennealy, and Nick Loden rounded out the top five. Jadan Wallbridge was leading the race as the time limit expired but iRacing made the decision to have a green white checker finish that resulted in Walbridge getting moved and having to settle for a third-place finish. After the race, Edwards admitted to having his hand full this week had this to say.
“This race was much more difficult than the last. After my mistake on the initial start, getting sent to the rear is something that no driver ever wants to see. It took an extreme amount of patience, strategy, along with a good amount of luck to pick my way through the field one by one. By the end, somehow with ZERO incident points, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a sim racing win! As always, great racing by all these drivers and I’m looking forward to Myrtle Beach next week.”
Round three of the six-race Advanced series will be this Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the virtual Myrtle Beach Speedway. Late Model Stock Cars are used in this series, with each race distance being 100 laps with a 45-minute time limit, single-car qualifying, and a fixed setup format. RaceCraft1 is providing the setup for each track for all cars.
The Mobil1 JR Late Model eSports Series consists of two different virtual divisions that will run at some of the most famous short tracks on iRacing. The Advanced series is the first to run and is for real-life Jr Late Model racers only under the age of 17, and the Next Series will begin May 5th and will be for racers aged ten through fifteen who are currently competing in real life quarter-midget cars, bandoleros, legends cars or mini cup cars.
The series is being broadcast digitally on the Global Sim Racing Channel via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. Links to the broadcast platforms can be found on the Jr Late Model eSports Series website at https://jrlatemodelesports.com/
For more information visit:
Mobil1 at www.Mobil1.com
Madera Speedway at www.racemadera.com
RaceCraft1 at www.racecraft1.com
Race Face Brand Development at www.racefacebranddevelopment.com
Global Sim Racing Channel at www.globalsimracingchannel.com