After a thrilling start to the Speed51 Super Select Series with the eRattler250 presented by PFC Brakes, the remainder of the 10-race schedule for Super Late Model sim racing has been revealed.
The new invitational series featuring top real-world Late Model racers from across the countrystarted last Saturday night with the eRattler 250, which saw a captivating photo finish between Devon Morgan, Max Cookson and Parker Retzlaff.
The rest of the series schedule has now been set in place, as invited racers will compete for their share of a points fund over the next nine events.
The next race on the schedule will utilize iRacing’s scan of what is now a lost speedway, as the Speed51 Super Select Series will compete at the former USA International Speedway for 100 laps in the Festival of Speed.
For round three, the Speed51 Super Select Series will go to the venue which hosted the inaugural real-life Speed51 Super Select All-Star event for Super Late Models, Lucas Oil Raceway. Racers will compete for 100 laps around that Indiana short track.
It’ll then be time to move to the virtual West Coast for the fourth event of the season. The Speed51 Super Select Series will tackle the half-mile Irwindale Speedway for 100 laps.
To close out the first half of the season, the Super Late Models will stretch out their legs at “The Magic Mile,” competing for 75 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The next stop on the schedule will be a very familiar one for our Super Late Model competitors. Five Flags Speedway, the home of the Snowball Derby, will play host to the Deep South Cranes 100.
The series will then transition from the half-mile speed plant in Pensacola to a tight, tricky 3/8-mile bullring which also hosts a major Super Late Model showcase. Race No. 7 of the Speed51 Super Select Series will be the Honey Badger Hundred at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Then it will be on to the largest track on the Speed51 Super Select Series schedule. World Wide Technology Raceway, host of this weekend’s Bommarito.com Throwback 500, will be the site of the eighth round of the season.
For the penultimate race of the season, the series will head to the historic and famed Milwaukee Mile for a 100-lap feature around that venerable facility.
To close out the Speed51 Super Select Series season, racers will challenge the virtual Bristol Motor Speedway for 100 laps, one week before many of the real-world gladiators are scheduled to enter The Last Great Colosseum for the Short Track U.S. Nationals.
The released schedule is subject to change.
Currently, all Speed51 Super Select Series events are scheduled for Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. If and when concerns surrounding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lessen and real-world racing resumes before the conclusion of this season, events are tentatively scheduled to shift to mid-week races.
While the Speed51 Super Select Series is invitation only, there will be an opportunity each race for others to qualify. More information will be shared later this week on that process.
A roster of drivers who will be competing in the Speed51 Super Select Series is also expected to be released in the coming days.
There will be a point fund for competing drivers rewarding them for their participation. PFC Brakes is contributing to the point fund, along with joining as the presenting sponsor of the season-opening Rattler 250 sim race.
The Speed51 Super Select Series is currently looking for more companies to be involved. Money received will go towards a point fund for the drivers. Companies interested in sponsoring a portion of the series should email [email protected].
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans