Good morning all! It's been a little over a month since we last touched base, and what a crazy month it has been.
We hope everyone is staying home and healthy and practicing proper social distancing, and doing everything in their power to make this pandemic end sooner.
The first race of the year has officially been postponed to a later date, and the second (now to be the first) race of the season is still tentatively "on track" for May 24th. But with the future in limbo, we're excited to be a part of some exciting iRacing this coming week (and beyond)!
Tonight @ 7:30 is the start of "The Inside Groove iRacing Challenge presented by Podium with Purpose."
The Inside Groove iRacing Challenge will be a five race series for anyone involved in local racing to compete on the popular motorsports simulation, iRacing. Drivers from the American Canadian Tour, Thunder Road, and other local tracks and series will compete to be named champion of the series.
"Podium With A Purpose, the charity initiative started by Thunder Road driver Marcel Gravel, has teamed up with the Inside Groove as the presenting sponsor of this series. The Inside Groove will donate $10 to the charity of each race winner's choice, and $50 to the charity of the series champion's choice. Multiple drivers have also committed to donating to charity throughout the duration of this challenge. " (The Inside Groove)
Head over to "The Inside Groove" Facebook page tonight to see yours truly battle it out with some of the best iRacers in New England, with our sponsors broadcast proudly for all to see!
We are also extremely excited to announce that we have been approved to race the Northeast eClassic Event broadcast on Speed51.com on Saturday the 18th, being part of a star studded line-up that includes great drivers such as Brian Hoar, Kelly Moore, John Salemi, and Derek Griffith.
"Speed51’s live broadcast of the event on Saturday, April 18 will begin at 3 p.m. ET for qualifying and heat races. That will lead into the 75-lap main event at the virtual “Magic Mile.”
Drivers will be able to participate in a one-hour practice session prior to the event. Additional practice sessions will be announced in the coming days.
The Northeast eClassic will be a four-tire event, with no tire changes allowed. Caution laps will count towards the 75-lap race distance, with three attempts at a green-white-checkered finish to end the race." (acttour.com)
In 2019, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try a late model for the first time @ WMMP thanks to our friend Trevor Lyman, and despite what came of the race, we were comfortable with the car and the outcome we should have gotten had we not been involved in an unavoidable lap one incident.
iRacing gives everyone the opportunity to have equal equipment, and a fixed setup (meaning everyone has the same setup), so it will a good watch for everyone interest, game or not.
Keep a look out for the #25 VSAC/Making Strides Chevrolet on track, where we'll try to compete with some of the best real life racers online and get the finish we think we deserve.
Thank you all for checking in, and stay safe out there! Together we can all get through this tough time.