Entries are now open for a new NASCAR esports series, the Ultimate Summer Showdown, and the races will be broadcast on Traxion via YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.
This latest competition will be spread across four events and is open to anyone with a copy of NASCAR Heat 5 PS4, and Xbox One. Entry is via open qualifiers.
The qualifiers take place via dedicated “Pro League” lobbies one week prior to each race. Performance in these lobbies will determine who makes it through to the main events. Competitors will need to register beforehand on the Ultimate Summer Showdown website.
2021 Ultimate Summer Showdown open qualifiers schedule
Darlington Raceway: April 30, 2021 (12:01 a.m. ET) – May 6, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)
Texas Motor Speedway: May 21, 2021 (12:01 a.m. ET) – May 27, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)
Pocono Raceway: June 11, 2021 (12:01 a.m. ET) – June 17, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)
Atlanta Motor Speedway: July 2, 2021 (12:01 a.m. ET) – July 8, 2021 (11:59 p.m. ET)
After each of the open qualifiers is complete will be a race amongst the very best at the same race venue. The Ultimate Summer Showdown Grand Finale will feature a total of 15 drivers racing on each platform.
2021 Ultimate Summer Showdown race schedule
Darlington Raceway: 20th May 1, 8 pm ET, 55 Laps (+2 Pace Laps)
Texas Motor Speedway: 10th June, 8 pm ET, 60 Laps (+2 Pace Laps)
Pocono Raceway: 1st July, 8 pm ET, 20 Laps (+2 Pace Laps)
Atlanta Motor Speedway: 22nd July, 8 pm ET, 60 Laps (+2 Pace Laps)
Prizes include $5,000 for first place, a BenQ monitor from the championship’s partner and smaller cash prizes for the runners up.
“NASCAR Heat 5 has a strong, active community full of great racers and we cannot wait to give them another opportunity to showcase their talent on one of the biggest stages. The Ultimate Summer Showdown promises to build on the momentum of the recent Winter Heat Series,” commented Jay Pennell, General Manager, eNASCAR Heat Pro League, Motorsport Games
When the virtual NASCAR action kicks off, be sure to tune in on Traxion. It’s set to be a scorcher!