The Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 heads to another mile-long track for the ninth race of the season. After competing at 1.25-mile World Wide Technology Raceway last week, the sim racing series heads north to take on the famed Milwaukee Mile.
The race takes place at 9:30 p.m. ET Monday 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 penultimate race of the season.
Wisconsin Natives Ready to Take on The Mile
Badger State drivers Chris Wimmer, Parker Retzlaff and Riley Stenjem will be taking on the famed oval in their home state. Wimmer has earned two top-fives in ARCA Midwest Tour competition at the real life Milwaukee Mile, including a second-place run to Kyle Busch in 2008. Retzlaff and Stenjem have never competed there in real-life.
Retzlaff and Stenjem are both in the top five in series points with just two races left, with mathematical chances at winning the championship still in play. Meanwhile, Wimmer will return to the series after missing the last two races.
Green Mountain State Drivers Debut
Jimmy Hebert and former ACT Tour champion Brian Hoar have been staying busy during the pandemic competing in other sim races held with Northeast drivers. The pair of Vermont racers now make their Rowdy Series debuts Monday night at Milwaukee.
They last competed in the Northeast eClassic at another mile-long track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Hebert won a heat race and Hoar picked up a consolation race win. They look to capture some of the magic fellow Northeast Driver Ryan Kuhn has found in recent weeks.
More Drivers Set to Debut
A total of five drivers are set to debut in tonight’s Rowdy Energy Series race. Defending Tucson Speedway Super Late Model track champion Brandon Farrington joins the fray alongside real-life teammate Kole Raz, who has competed with the series throughout the season.
Two Canadians are also prepared for their first starts with the series. Maritime Pro Stock Tour champion Cole Butcher throws his name into the ring for the first time on any Speed51 sim racing event, while Jo Lawrence has already gone to victory lane with the APC United Late Model eSeries.
Can Ryan Kuhn Stay Hot?
His two wins have allowed him to soar up the points standings and into the top ten. With another mile track in Milwaukee up on the schedule for Monday night, could we see him pull a similar strategy and make it three in a row?
Points Battles Coming to the Wire
Parker Retzlaff gained four points on leader Alex McCollum by virtue of his second-place run at WWT Raceway last week, compared to a fifth for McCollum’s substitute Colin Allman. Retzlaff now just sits 11 points back with two races left.
Meanwhile, there’s a three-car battle for the tenth and final paying position in the standings. John Peters, Corey Deuser and Travis Braden are separated by just two points going into Monday night’s race.
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3