Performance Friction Brakes have long supported short track racers, promising no compromises in providing a product able to meet the demands of close-quarters competition.
While many events have been postponed or canceled in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, that is not stopping PFC Brakes’ commitment to short track racing. The company will be a presenting sponsor of this weekend’s eRattler 250, pitting real-world Late Model racers against each other for 250 laps at the virtual Lanier Raceplex.
The eRattler 250 presented by PFC Brakes will feature a select group of 40 real-world racers who will compete Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Another group of drivers will also attempt to qualify through the “Baby Rattler 125,” a qualifying race open to sim racers and other drivers not selected for the select group.
The race will be the first of a soon-to-be announced Super Late Model sim racing series hosted on Speed51, with a points fund supported by PFC Brakes.
“We are looking forward to being the presenting sponsor of the eSports Rattler in Saturday and contributing to an overall series point fund,” said PFC Brakes Short Track Sales Manager Chris Dilbeck. “Every car will ‘virtually’ have PFC brakes on them.”
The eRattler 250 presented by PFC Brakes will take place on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET, streamed live for free on Speed51. The event will feature numerous real-life Late Model racers, including several competitors who were expected to compete in the real-life Rattler 250 before it was postponed to April 3-5.
Notables scheduled to appear in the eRattler 250 include Travis Braden, Josh Brock, Giovanni Bromante, Matt Craig, Corey Heim, Derek Kraus, Stephen Nasse, Connor Okrzesik and Chandler Smith.
Okrzesik is one of three members of #TeamPFC currently entered in the eRattler 250, alongside Devin O’Connell and Treyten Lapcevich.
The event will be sanctioned by the Sim Auto Racing Association (SARA) with support from the Southern Super Series.
There will also be an open Baby Rattler 125, offering drivers the chance to qualify for the eRattler 250. Click here for information on that event and how to register.
The Baby Rattler is scheduled to start at Noon ET on Saturday, with the eRattler 250 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. All of the action will be available to watch for free on Speed51 by clicking here. Fans can also check out all of the sim racing broadcasts coming up on Speed51 by clicking here.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans