Competitors representing Formula Race Promotions (FRP) will return to racing virtually via the popular iRacing platform. Headlined by Hoosier Racing Tires – a longtime supporter and official tire brand of FRP – the FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tires will combine drivers, and even mechanics, from all ranks of FRP participants in an all-out battle on track while continuing to practice social distancing.
What was only an idea less than a week ago of having a grid of 20+ cars, the first ever round of the FRP iRacing Challenge will take place tonight – at 7:00pm EDT – at the famous Lime Rock Park. In an extraordinary display of teamwork by all involved to get the concept to a program, the first ever Formula Race Promotions will be broadcast live by Apex Racing TV as series competitors look to battle their way to the top step of the virtual podium.
“A huge thanks to F1600 and Team Pelfrey driver Max Esterson, FRP Series Administrator Clay Hutchison, Samuel Pawlak from Ikoniqa, Mike Maurini from RTD Media and all involved,” expressed Bob Wright. “When the guys approached me about doing a series virtually, I have to admit that my hands were a bit tied. I have learned a lot in the past six days but there are several people beyond me that made this possible. I just tried to keep up with the emails and chime in where I could.”
Utilizing the Skip Barber car within the iRacing program, the three event, six race series will be free to enter for FRP competitors and take place on three consecutive Wednesdays beginning tonight, April 15, 2020 beginning at 7:00pm EDT. Featuring three tracks that will be fun to both drive, and watch, each race event will feature a practice, qualifying and two races that will be live streamed via ApexRacingTV as well as feature championship prizes that can be applied towards 2020 season competition.
“We have had several people step up and offer to help out,” added FRP Series Administrator Clay Hutchison. “Greg Rice from Rice Race Prep has put together a contingency program for all drivers who enter the event in a Rice Racing branded machine and RTD Media is offering a three pack of media releases for the Hard Charger as defined to the competitor who gains the most positions across the combined three rounds. We are looking to add additional prize packages that we will communicate as they become confirmed.”
- 1st place – a $500 discount applied*
- 2nd place – a $300 discount applied*
- 3rd place – a $100 discount applied*
*Discount is applied to the entry fee for FRP’s first – actual – race held in this 2020 season. These prize discounts are transferable.
- April 15th – 7:00-9:00 EST (11:00pm – 1:00am GMT)
- April 22nd – 7:00-9:00 EST (11:00pm – 1:00am GMT)
- April 29th – 7:00-9:00 EST (11:00pm – 1:00am GMT)
For more information on the FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Tires, please visit the new FRP iRacing Challenge page on the FormulaRacePromotions.com website. From here you will be able to stream the race live, gather all necessary information and view information on upcoming events. Additionally, users will be able to view the race directly from the iRacing website or by visiting the Formula Race Promotions Facebook page.
Tune into the FRP iRacing Challenge Presented by Hoosier Tires on Apex Racing TV at 7:00pm EDT. Follow along and be sure to stay tuned following the checkered flag for post event interviews.
For more information on any of the Formula Race Promotions promoted series, please visit www.FormulaRacePromotions.com. For questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Bob Wright RobertW@RaceFRP.com or Clay Hutchison ClayH@RaceFRP.com. For media inquiries, please contact RTD Media & Management via email to Info@RTD-Media.com or Media@RaceFRP.com.