The Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51 will contest its fifth race of the season this Saturday, April 18, at the virtual Southern National Motorsports Park. Ahead of that event, a new Speed51 eSports Manager has been named, as well as a new race director for the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series.
Patrick Hahe will now act as eSports Manager, focusing on the organization of Speed51’s eSports products throughout the week and coverage thereof.
“I am excited for the opportunity to focus on organizing and improving our overall eSports product so that Speed51 can continue to not just deliver the highest-quality racing coverage from around the country, but also provide the best sim racing broadcasts and coverage online,” Hahe said.
Chad Frankenfield will be replacing Hahe as Race Director for the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series powered by Speed51. Frankenfield is the owner of the Elite Racing League, which sanctions numerous short track sim racing series also seen on Speed51, as well as special events such as the Elite Snowball Derby and the Elite Chili Bash.
“I am really looking forward to be being a part of the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series and working with the driver,” Frankenfield said. “Speed51 has done a fantastic job with eSports and I am excited to be involved. Speed51 and Elite have worked together for many months now and the partnership has been awesome.”
These changes will be in effect beginning with this weekend’s race at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 10-race virtual racing series pits some of the top real-world Late Model racers against each other, as well as sim racing standouts from many of the leagues featured on Speed51.
Alex McCollum currently leads the series points standings through four races. Fans can find past results, race replays, updated points standings and the schedule of upcoming events at speed51.com/rowdyseries.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans