January 30th, 2017 by Jason Galvin
The Lionheart Racing Series and its feature series, the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment, announced today a landmark partnership with sim racing product manufacturer HPP Simulation.
“We are incredibly proud to partner with HPP, this is truly a memorable day for our league,” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo said. “HPP is synonymous with the best of the best when it comes to sim racing pedals and accessories, and we feel like we have proven ourselves with the best leagues in the world, and this validates that feeling.”
Through the partnership, the champion of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment’s fifth season will take home a HPP Simulation 3P-PRX-SE pedal set.
“HPP Simulation is proud to partner with a professionally run series like the Lionheart Racing Series,” HPP Simulation founder Mark Hargett said. “This pairing of HPP and Lionheart is especially pleasing because HPP was honored to have designed and manufactured components that were used by Dan Wheldon when he finished second in the Indianapolis 500. Watching Dan finish second at Indy with HPP components on his car was a very special moment for HPP!”
“This pairing of HPP and Lionheart is especially pleasing because HPP was honored to have designed and manufactured components that were used by Dan Wheldon.”- Mark Hargett
The Lionheart Racing Series was founded in honor of the late Wheldon, who captured the hearts of racing fans across the globe with his charisma off the track, tenacity on the track and his love of the fans.
The HPP Simulation pedals become the most lucrative prize in Lionheart history, and joins an impressive season purse which will see nearly $3,500 in total prizes, value of the pedals included, awarded for the top 20 in season points, winners of various races and season-ending awards recipients.
HPP Simulation pedals are adjustable for driver comfort. A hydraulic brake system gives the driver the feeling that they are behind the wheel of a real car. Additionally, the true linear potentiometer gas pedal is designed to give the most accurate throttle response in sim racing, and even the clutch pedal is designed for a real car feel.
Season five of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by Iowa’s First Medical Equipment, which returns for a second season as title sponsor, begins with the 5th Annual All-Star Race presented by Von Hanson’s Meats, of Chandler, Arizona. The event will head to Daytona International Speedway for the second time, and will run on Wednesday, February 8, live on the Global SimRacing Channel at 10:40 p.m. EST.
“This is more than sim racing; this is a family now. We’re ready to light the fire.” – Jorge Anzaldo
The season opener, held annually at Homestead-Miami Speedway, is set for March 1. The First Medical 200 begins a nine month grind, featuring 24 events on virtual tracks across the globe.
“We’re ready to go. The offseason has been our most productive yet, and we’re glad we can finally put the virtual tires to the pavement soon,” Anzaldo said. “We have over 100 members now, and our Lionheart Retro Series and Lionheart Challenge Series both have a strong following. The commitment from HPP Simulation, First Medical Equipment and all of our associate sponsors and league administrators is proof that we have something amazing.
“This is more than sim racing; this is a family now. We’re ready to light the fire.”
For more information on the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment, the Lionheart Retro Series and the Lionheart Challenge Series, visit www.LionheartRacingSeries.com.