This is it: the last chance to either lock yourself into the 2020 eNASCAR iRacing World Championship, or go home and start from the bottom of the Road to Pro ladder all over again.
The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series season wraps up at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the final time tonight, and 13 of a possible 20 spots remain up for grabs. The top seven drivers in points—a mix of future rookies and sim racing legends including Graham Bowlin, Ray Alfalla, Bob Bryant, John Gorlinsky, Nathan Lyon, Ashton Crowder, and Alex McCollum—are locked in no matter what happens, even factoring in one drop week for everyone in the championship.
That means it’s crunch time for everybody else, including a number of series veterans in jeopardy of losing their slot for 2020. Eight of 2019’s World Championship drivers, from 16th place Chris Overland to 23rd place Nickolas Shelton, enter tonight separated by just 23 points while battling for just five spots. At 30th and 31st, Logan Kress and Benjamin Nelson might need a wing and a prayer, if not a victory, to make it back to the top level in 2020.
But with every demotion comes a talented promotion, and the World Championship grid is guaranteed to look a little different in 2020. From familiar faces like Steve Sheehan to talented newcomers like Kollin Keister, there’s a healthy mix of drivers whose potential spot in the series is under their own control coming into Homestead:
Yeah, there’s a title on the line as well, but the story tonight is who gets to advance to the Top Tier of the eNASCAR iRacing Series in 2020. pic.twitter.com/cqRYZoXZvy
— Justin Melillo (@justinmelillo) December 17, 2019
The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series season finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway will air at 9PM ET/6PM PT on the iRacing eSports Network on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.
Image via Justin Melillo