The second half of the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 kicks off Saturday night, as the virtual racing series goes to Five Flags Speedway for the Deep South Cranes 100.
The race takes place at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday night, and the free live broadcast can be viewed on Speed51 by clicking here.
Before the race, preview the action here on Speed51 as we set the stage for the sixth race of the season.
Majeski Makes His Debut
The Rowdy Series plays host to some of the top real-world Late Model racers in the country, competing against one another over the course of a 10-race season. There will be one racer making his series debut Saturday night with plenty of Late Model success.
Ty Majeski, winner of 100 career races and four ARCA Midwest Tour championships, will make his first appearance in the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series on Saturday night. He will do so at Five Flags Speedway, where he has finished on the podium in the famed Snowball Derby three times in the real world.
Along with that success, which has earned him a full-time ride with Niece Motorsports this year in the NASCAR Truck Series, Majeski is one of the most accomplished oval racers on iRacing. Majeski has won two of the first three races of the SidsView.com Modified Series, following a win this week at Iowa Speedway.
Retzlaff a Model of Consistency
Alex McCollum currently leads the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series points standings, on the strength of three wins in the first five races. However, the driver second in points, Parker Retzlaff, is the only one to finish in the top 10 for all five races.
Retzlaff, who competes in the ARCA Menards Series East, has four top-five finishes in five races. Retzlaff’s worst finish came in the second race of the season at USA International Speedway, when he finished ninth.
This could prove beneficial entering the second half of the season. Each driver receives one “drop” of their worst finish in the season-long points standings. However, McCollum failed to qualify for the season-opening eRattler 250, so finishing well in the final five races will be crucial for him while Retzlaff still has a mulligan in his pocket.
New Computer, More Success for Griffith?
New Hampshire standout Derek Griffith has made two appearances in the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series during the season. However, he missed out on the feature field in round two at USA International Speedway and finished 30that Lucas Oil Raceway.
Griffith hopes an upgrade in his virtual racing equipment will spell better results.
While the new computer will not directly add horsepower to his virtual Super Late Model, a hardware improvement can allow for a smoother and more robust racing experience, which can turn into results on the track. We will see if that is the case for the 2018 PASS National Champion.
Fans Can Win Big with Rowdy Series
In case seeing some of the best short track racers competing against one another wasn’t enough, there are a couple of ways fans of the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 can win cash or prizes while watching tonight’s race from the virtual Five Flags Speedway.
On Dirt Draft, fans can draft a lineup of five competitors under a budget of $100,000 in fictional currency. High scorers in the contest will received points on their Dirt Draft account, which can be redeemed for prizes. Click here to sign up for Dirt Draft and construct your team today.
One fan will also win $100 as part of Saturday’s race. PropMe, LLC. is a company with a social wagering and eSports betting platform. PropMe is expanding its offerings through its partnership with fellow West Virginia University alum and 2019 Snowball Derby winner Travis Braden.
Fans can join a free contest on PropMe and make their selections on 25 prop bets, each worth varying point values. The user who accumulates the most points on those bets will receive a $100 prize. Click here for more information on the contest, including how to sign up for PropMe for free.
Dirt Draft rosters will lock at 7:15 p.m. ET, while selections in the PropMe contest will lock at the start of Saturday’s broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET, so fans should make their selections now to enjoy all of the action.
If you’re looking for a leg up on the competition in either of those games, visit speed51.com/rowdyseries for past results, updated points standings and more.
Tune in to round six of the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday night by clicking here.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans