May 16th, 2019 by KevinB
Tucker-Boat Motorsports rookie to race iRacing-backed midget in Tri-City Speedway doubleheader
iRacing is pleased to continue its partnership with Karsyn Elledge for the 2019 USAC National Midget Series season at this weekend’s River City Showdown from Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Elledge, who will compete in all 35 championship events in the #1 car for Tucker-Boat Motorsports, will have iRacing as her primary sponsor in the Friday/Saturday doubleheader.
“I’m incredibly grateful to iRacing for coming on board as a key partner in my 2019 racing efforts,” said Elledge. “iRacing has been hugely valuable to me throughout my career so far as a training tool, especially as I adapt to a brand new series this year. Practicing on iRacing allows me to get a competitive advantage as I prepare to see some of the tracks on the USAC schedule for the first time, and I hope that edge will allow me to get up to speed quickly!”
“Karsyn is a very talented young racer with tons of potential to write the next great chapter in her family’s racing legacy,” said iRacing executive producer Steve Myers. “iRacing is excited to be a part of her first USAC National Midget Series season, including supporting her as a primary sponsor in this weekend’s River Town Showdown. Though she may be a rookie, she races beyond her years, and so we’re looking forward to many great results with Karsyn and the Tucker-Boat Motorsports team this season!”
The 18-year-old Elledge has quickly begun working her way up the racing ladder. She took her first championship in 2012, claiming the Mini Outlaw title in the Box Stock division at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina. Over the next few seasons, she worked her way into the premier 500cc division at Millbridge, and scored her first class victory last year. Earlier this year, Elledge made her debut in the world-famous Chili Bowl Nationals, earning multiple race victories in one of the most prestigious events in dirt oval racing.
iRacing made its debut as Elledge’s primary sponsor earlier this season as the USAC National Midget Series visited Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana in April. Elledge has used iRacing extensively to learn and practice on multiple tracks on the USAC schedule.
USAC National Midget Series races can be seen on FloRacing.com. Streaming of the River Town Showdown will begin on Friday at 7:30PM ET. Follow Karsyn Elledge on Twitter at @KarsynElledge3.