TAMPA, FL – Race Face Brand Development, a leader in the motorsports driver management and representation field, is excited to announce the formation of a Jr Late Model eSports Series, an online racing series that focuses not just on drivers running simulated race events, but also incorporates individual training to help the racers not only excel on the virtual tracks but in their actual race cars.
Race Face founder and President Rod Wortham explains the basics of this new series. “We developed the Jr Late Model eSports Series specifically for drivers that are competing in real short track Jr Late Model and Late Model series at various tracks across the country. Drivers must be competing in a recognized Late Model Series and under the age of seventeen to be eligible to participate in this six-race series. The series will be broadcast on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube by Global Sim Racing Channel and will include pre-and post-race shows as well as live commentary from professional commentators. Both cars and tracks are featured with specialized cameras designed to portray the excitement of real racing, and we’ll work with our colleagues at RaceCraft 1 motorsports training to provide individualized simulation training for the racers, which will help them both on the sim and in their actual race cars. The training and the race events will work together to build each racer’s skill set and improve their performance on the sim and in the seat.”
Wortham said that one of the considerations, when he and his team were putting the new series together, was the vast difference in age and experience of some of the racers they wanted to offer it to, and after much discussion, they came up with what they believe is the right solution. “We’re doing two different virtual series starting with the Advanced Series,” Wortham said. “Our “Advanced” series will be for real-life Jr Late Model and Late Model racers under the age of 17, and we have our “Next” Series, which 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 is planned to debut in May 2020. We’re excited to be working with Kenny Shephard from Madera Speedway and are hopeful to announce our presenting partners later this week. We are really looking forward to seeing what it can do for the development of these young racers.”
The on-track portion of the series will be comprised of six weekly race events, with the first race scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway “Bullring”. Late Model Stock Cars will be 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 will be featured. Racecraft 1 will provide the setup for each track, which will be used in all cars. The remainder of the schedule will be as follows: April 9: Five Flags Speedway, April 16: Myrtle Beach Speedway, April 23: Irwindale Speedway, April 30: South Boston Speedway and May 7: Gateway Motorsports Park.
Each race pays $250 to the winner and the top three finishers will receive prize money. A point fund has also been established which will pay $1000 to the series champion and will pay down to the top three spots.
Driver training will be on Monday nights and can be done individually or in groups, directly with the staff of RaceCraft 1. Training modules include corner entry, corner exit, qualifying, and restarts.
Kenny Shepherd, Owner of Madera Speedway, is looking forward to the launch of the new series. “I have been focused on our youth in motorsports and producing the next generation of stars, and the next step is simulation racing from the Madera Speedway. I’m excited about the Jr Late Model eSport Series and showcasing the talent of our current group of Jr Late Model drivers nationwide at a time when so much of the world is standing still. Keeping these racers’ minds sharp in this series will help them get off to a fast start once racing is able to resume on the track.”
Registration for both series will begin on Thursday, March 26th on the series website at http://jrlatemodelesports.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
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 Racecraft 1, visit their website at www.racecraft1.com.
For more information about Madera Speedway, visit their website at www.maderaspeedway.com.