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Only two rounds remain in the Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational presented by Yokohama campaign, including tonight’s Feeding America iRX Battle of Atlanta from Atlanta Motor Speedway. One of just two fantasy tracks on the series calendar, Atlanta has proven plenty popular with real-world rallycross drivers and crossover athletes alike after a busy week of practice and test races. Here’s a look at what to expect coming into the fifth round of the six-race season:

The Track: Atlanta Motor Speedway is one of iRacing’s most recent rallycross builds, a fantasy course carved out of the infield of the 1.5-mile tri-oval. The sport visited the track in the real world in 2013 utilizing a completely different layout on the frontstretch. Featuring a banked dirt hairpin and substantial Joker Lap, drivers will need to be careful with one of the most fun, but treacherous, tracks on the schedule.

Last Week: Sami-Matti Trogen finally snapped Mitchell deJong’s three race win streak at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, scoring the victory from the pole in his Williams Esports Subaru WRX STI. deJong finished second to continue his streak of podium finishes in every race, and Parker Kligerman completed the podium for the second time in three weeks.

Driver to Watch: Winner of the inaugural IndyCar iRacing Challenge race at Watkins Glen International, Sage Karam makes the switch from an open cockpit to a closed one to team up with Conner Martell at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for the final two rounds of the season. Karam made five real-world rallycross starts with DRR’s Lites program last year, scoring one victory and never finishing worse than second.

Yokohama Pole Position Award: For the second week in a row, Sami-Matti Trogen was the top qualifier at Lucas Oil Raceway, taking home another custom skateboard for the Yokohama Pole Position Award. The award was handcrafted in the US by Bear Walker, who makes custom and limited edition boards with carved out grip for better traction. Visit him at bearwalker.com or @bearwalkerofficial on Instagram.

Nitro Circus Star Car: The Nitro Circus Star Car welcomes Kevin Carlisle to the driver’s seat in Indianapolis. Carlisle is an iRX World Championship veteran who earned the right to compete after winning a special Star Car Qualifier race on Tuesday, holding off fellow World Championship veteran Connor Parise in an epic battle. Follow @nitrocircus and @art_kevo on Instagram for more from this week’s race!

Feeding America iRX Battle of Atlanta Expected Entry List

No.

Driver Name

Team/Primary Sponsor

0 Kevin Carlisle Nitro Circus Star Car
1 Sami-Matti Trogen Williams Esports/Chillblast
2 Cabot Bigham Jim Beaver eSports/DirtFish
6 Justin Lofton Team Yokohama/FOX
13 Andreas Bakkerud Monster Energy RX Cartel
20 Conor Daly Ed Carpenter Racing/US Air Force
21 Conner Martell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/Alias Sport
22 Chad Reed cbdMD/Mountain Motorsports/Boost Mobile
22 Blake “Bilko” Williams Team Yokohama
23 Tyler Menninga Heatwave
24 Mitchell deJong Coanda Simsport/Virtual Racing School
24 Sage Karam Dreyer & Reinbold Racing/WIX Filters
27 Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport/NAPA/AutoNation
28 Ron Capps Don Schumacher Racing/NAPA/Pennzoil
29 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport/Genesys
39 Kevin Swindell Swindell SpeedLab/Racing Electronics/HMS
40 Ryan Truex Marquis Spas and Hot Tubs
41 Scott Speed Subaru Motorsports USA
42 Craig Breen VRA Racing/Keltech/CJJ Motorsports
44 Christian Brooks Feeding America
51 Garrett Smithley Feeding America
55 Chris Atkinson Team Yokohama
71 Kevin Hansen Yellow Squad RX/Red Bull/Hansen
77 Parker Kligerman Burton Kligerman eSports/Valvoline
180 Brandon Semenuk Subaru Motorsports USA
199 Travis Pastrana Subaru Motorsports USA

 

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