Generation Esports Launches Speedway: a First-of-its-Kind Racing Competition for Students and Military Members Utilizing the iRacing Motorsports Simulation Platform
We are excited to launch the first season of Speedway, powered by iRacing! iRacing Motorsports Simulation (iRacing) is the world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market. Speedway is a new racing simulation competition consisting of three different series dedicated to high school students in the High School Esports League (HSEL), college students in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and members of the armed forces through the Military Gaming League (MGL).
Unlike other esports competitions, drivers in Speedway will be hand selected to compete after applying through various kickoff campaigns such as a social media campaign called #SpeedwayMyWay. Those selected will get the honor of being one of the few to participate in their series. In addition, each participant will receive their own special merch box consisting of steering wheels, equipment, and exclusive merchandise.
“iRacing’s world-class simulation brings a whole new opportunity to the scholastic and military esports communities,” said Jon Bukosky, Chief Commercial Officer at Generation Esports. “We wanted to celebrate this by creating something that is unique, bold, and innovative. That is what Speedway is and we’re excited to share this with each community."
"iRacing is excited to expand into the educational space with programs like Speedway," said iRacing president Tony Gardner. "Sim racing blends the most exciting elements of motorsports and video gaming to produce a fun and exciting experience, and provides students and military members alike with plenty of inspiration as they look to take the next steps in their lives and careers. We're thrilled that we can support these communities by providing a platform designed to entertain and challenge all users, and look forward to seeing how Speedway's participants will use their experience to do great things."
Drivers will compete in a four week regular season where each week they will race in heats to qualify for the main event race on Sundays. Points will be earned based on how they finish in each race and the season’s point leaders will compete in a final race to crown a champion in all three series.