CIRCUIT RETURNS AS SPONSOR OF NEXT STOP ON SEEKONK iRACING ROAD TRIP TOUR
By Souza Media
SEEKONK, Mass. — With racing in real-life taking the green flag on Fast Friday last week, and Saturday night racing hopefully in the near future, Seekonk Speedway is returning to virtual competition on Thursday evening at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. The fifth of eight races on the 2020 Seekonk iRacing Road Trip Tour will be 150 laps at one of the most historic tracks in the country.
In real-life, Five Flags hosts the Snowball Derby each year. This time, in the virtual world, Seekonk competitors will drive their Super Late Models around the track with a fixed setup and look to earn the checkered flag. The race will air to a live audience, for free, on Speed51.com.
Similar to previous events, a purse is up for grabs with the top-five drivers ($200 total) in the race earning some extra cash. There is also a full list of contingency sponsors set to support the race, with a total value of more than $400 in total on the line. There is also a point fund established that will pay the top 24 in points at the end of the season.
Circuit Cryptocurrency, “the world’s first competitive racing cryptocurrency,” is comprised of highly dedicated and passionate professionals who represent the ultimate mission of advocating for the continuous growth of the competitive racing industry. You can visit them on the web at circuit-society.io for more information, or follow their Twitter channel, @CircuitSociety.
Through the first four races on the iRacing Tour, former Seekonk real-life Late Model champion Ryan Kuhn leads Brandon Wilkinson by just four points. Wilkinson won the opener at Lanier, but Kuhn has rocketed to three straight wins at Southern National Motorsports Park, Irwindale Speedway and The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Behind them, Jake Matheson, who finished second at the The Bullring, is third in points, 18 points back, while Ryan Doucette and Richard Regan Jr. round out the top five.
All five drivers will compete on Thursday, joined by names like Reese Bogue, Richie Murray, Trent Goodrow, Mason Tessier, Brad Sousa, PJ Evans and more. The race will include a mix of Friday and Saturday night drivers, crew members, family and track staff. Multiple drivers are former champions at Seekonk, including Kuhn, Murray and Matheson.
Outside of Circuit, multiple contingency partners continue to support the iRacing Road Trip Tour. Other contingency sponsors on the program include Watermark Electric, Team V Racing, Route 6 Auto Mall Kia, A&A Auto Parts, Atlantic Yacht Rigging, Anchor Paws Rescue, Trent Goodrow Designs, Bernier’s Liquors, Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment, Lucas Milhaupt, Bernier’s Liquors and Viper Graphics.
In real-life, Seekonk Speedway has opened the facility with steps one and two of the reopening plan, which includes private track rental and practice sessions.