PETTY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY LAUNCHES SATURDAY SIMULATION RACING SERIES
Three round iRacing Series begins April 25th
(RIVER GLADE, NB – April 16th, 2020) – Petty International Raceway is excited to announce a three race virtual iRacing event. This three race mini series will give those within the Atlantic Canadian motorsports community a chance to come together as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Series will be organized in part by Tim’s Corner Motorsports, will feature prizes from Petty International Raceway and each of the three races will be broadcast live by Vidane Racing TV. Petty International Raceway is the first motorsports sanctioning body based in Atlantic Canada to organize an iRacing series during the pandemic.
The races will take place on consecutive Saturday afternoons, beginning on April 25th. The events will take place at three different race tracks and the format will mimic those similar to those at Petty International Raceway. The Series will utilize the iRacing Super Late Model, which is similar to what fans see on track during the Mike Stevens Memorial event in September. The virtual race day will include time trial qualifying, heat races and, if necessary, last chance qualifiers. The feature events will be a minimum of 100-laps. Points will be tallied and the top three drivers in the standings from the three races will receive trophies and three Petty International Raceway pit passes to be used at future events at the track.
“With the status of this racing season unknown, we jumped at the chance to host an iRacing Series and are proud to be the first track in Atlantic Canada to do so,” said Ellen Smith of Petty International Raceway. “We want to help keep the racers in practice and the fans entertained during this unprecedented time.”
“With racing taking a virtual shift during the COVID-19 pandemic, iRacing has seen a boom around our region,” said Tim Terry of Tim’s Corner Motorsports. “Hundreds of Maritimers have been trading paint on the simulation over the past few weeks including dozens of newcomers and returning names. I’m excited to have Wayne and Ellen Smith on board to present this mini series for their drivers and fans to have a chance to get on track and put on a show through our partners at Vidane Racing TV. Strap in – you’re getting ready to see some exciting Saturday afternoon short track racing!”
Registration for the event is $12 for the three race series or $5 per race and is limited to the first 60 entries. Should a driver compete at Petty International Raceway, this fee will be credited on their 2020 registration fee, whether that be for the season or the 2020 Mike Stevens Memorial Pro Stock 200. Registration for each iRacing event will close the Friday evening prior to each respective Saturday race. iRacers that are interested in participating in the event can visit www.timscorner.ca/PettyiRacingSeries. Fans will be able to watch these races live via the Petty International Raceway and Tim’s Corner Motorsports Facebook pages.
Petty International Raceway iRacing Series Schedule
Saturday, April 25th – USA International Speedway
Saturday, May 2nd – Five Flags Speedway
Saturday, May 9th – New Smyrna Speedway
Practice opens at Noon, Heat Races begin at 2pm. All times Atlantic.
Information about the 2020 racing season at Petty International Raceway will be released as it is available.
About Petty International Raceway:
Petty International Raceway is located on Highway 106, just 40 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick. To learn more about Petty International Raceway, its location, admission, policies, history, and more, please visit www.pettyinternationalraceway.com. To get current updates delivered to you directly please follow us on Twitter.
About Tim’s Corner Motorsports:
Tim’s Corner Motorsports (TCM) is your destination for all your regional stock car racing news in Atlantic Canada. From Bandoleros to Super Late Models, from New Brunswick to Newfoundland, TCM covers it all. Catch video reactions on their Facebook page and content on all social platforms at @TimsCornerCA. For more information on Tim’s Corner Motorsports or to get up to date on all local stock car racing news, visit TimsCorner.ca! Until next time, keep the hammer down and we’ll see you at the track!