WITH THREE RACES TO GO, SEEKONK VIRTUAL DRIVERS ROLL TO MYRTLE BEACH
BY SOUZA MEDIA/KYLE SOUZA
SEEKONK, Mass. — Just past the halfway point in the 2021 Seekonk Speedway iRacing Road Trip Tour presented by Souza Media, some of Seekonk’s best drivers, crew members, family, friends and staff will return to competition on Thursday night, March 11.
Live on Extreme Sim TV, race four of the six-race season, the Myrtle Beach Memorial 100 presented by Barrington Automotive, will take place with the Super Late Models. As with all of the Seekonk virtual races, drivers will each have the same setup under the hood, making it a true test of ability behind the virtual wheel.
The point standings battle continues to heat up, as defending champion Ryan Kuhn looks to seal his second consecutive title in the final few races. He currently leads Thomas Axsom by 14 points, while PJ Evans is third, 16 points back. Other drivers inside the top-five include former Seekonk champions Mason Tessier (Seekonk Grand Prix Bandolero) and Richie Murray (Seekonk Sport Trucks).
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Registered drivers for the event include former Seekonk champions Murray and Tessier, along with Kuhn (Late Models) and Reese Bogue (Bandolero), Dylan Estrella (Late Models). Other drivers expected to compete include Jake Vanada, Mike Henriques, Ethan Souza, Cody Tripp, Elias Dib, Darryl Church, Nick Wood, Nate McCombe and more.
Drivers will be chasing $75 to score the feature win, courtesy of Barrington Automotive, along with additional funds to the remaining of the top-five finishers. A race sponsorship is set at $300 — including $200 going towards the top-five in each event — and $100 going towards the season-ending point fund. On top of the race awards and point fund, each event has a large selection of contingency awards on the line. Additional sponsors of the Road Trip Tour for 2021 include Watermark Electric, Helger’s Southcoast Power Equipment and Richie’s Insulation. For a full list of contingency awards planned, see below:
Homerun Heats: Each heat race winner will earn $4 courtesy of Watermark Electric
“Hard Luck” Award Courtesy of Atlantic Yacht Rigging: $20 to the hard luck driver by Mike Floyd & Atlantic Yacht Rigging
Halfway Bonus: Anchor Paws Rescue will provide $20 to the driver that leads the halfway lap at each championship event
Least Incident Points: One Free Paint Scheme To the Driver That Scores The Least Amount of Incident Points Per Event
Helger’s Southcoast Power Move Of the Race Award: $20 to the driver that improves the most positions in the feature
Bernier’s Liquors Lucky Spot: $25 to a random driver who finishes between 8th and 16th in each Seekonk iRacing event
Lucas Milhaupt Fourth-Place: Lucas Milhaupt will sponsor the fourth-place driver at lap 44 with a $4.44 award at each event
RKM Fast Time: Ryan Kuhn Setup Shop offers a $10 award at each race to the driver with the fastest single-lap qualifying time
Following Myrtle Beach, two additional races on the Road Trip Tour will take place through the month of April. Langley Speedway hosts a Legends Cars special on March 25, while the champion will be crowned at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 22 with the Late Model division.