TAMPA, FL – Mentone, California racer Austin Edwards in his Quick Paws Chevrolet dominated the field in the opening round of the Mobil1 Jr. Late Model eSports Series presented by Madera Speedway, held at the virtual “Bullring” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Edwards qualified 14.673 and led all 100 laps in the feature to win the first of the series’ six scheduled races.
Bradley Erickson, Barrett Polhemus, Robby Kennealy, and Jay Juleson rounded out the top five in the first race. After the race, Edwards, who has competed in Jr. Late Models at Madera as well as a variety of other types of cars, was happy, if not a little bit surprised, at the way the race played out for him.
"What this race came down to, for me, was just getting great restarts, staying upfront and just conserving the tires as best as I could,” Edwards said. “They were battling hard behind me and even had a big incident at one point, but it was a lot of fun out there. I think I just lead the whole race. I don't know that I've ever done that!"
The official race finish is as follows: Austin Edward, Bradley P Erickson, Barrett Polhemus, Robbie Kennealy, Jay Juleson, Elvis Rankin, William Cox III, Kabe McClenny, Joe Valento, Katie Hettinger, Seth Wise, Randy Hegje, Joey Stearns, Josh Kossek, Eric Nascimento, Jadan Walbridge, Donald Putman, Nick Loden, Cameron Doyle, Grant T Thompson, Kade Brown, Cassidy Hinds, Travis Barnes, Dominic Carter, Brody W Moore, Braden Connor, Holly Clark, Kasey Cash, Kercie Jung, Jackie Bollman, Colby Sokol, Bryson Ruff, and Landen Lewis.
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 eight through twelve who are currently competing in real life quarter-midget cars, bandoleros, legends cars or mini cup cars.
The second of the six-race Advanced series will be this Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the virtual Five Flags 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 series is being broadcast digitally on the Global Sim Racing Channel via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.
For more information about Race Face Brand Development, visit their website at www.racefacebranddevelopment.com. For more information about the Global Sim Racing Channel, visit their website at www.globalsimracingchannel.com. For more information about RaceCraft1, visit their website at www.racecraft1.com. For more information about Madera Speedway, visit their website at www.racemadera.com. For more information about Mobil1, visit their website at www.Mobil1.com.