The next iteration of the Screen to Speed esports program by Init Esports is due to start up very soon. Screen to Speed’s new Summer Cup, which will once again be an all-female esports competition, starts on 1st July and registration will be open tomorrow on 30th June.
Coming off the successes of the first competition, which took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the real-world earlier this year, Screen to Speed is upping the ante with six events, all which start with a Time Attack and end with a broadcasted race.
Six different tracks, six different cars, all without breaking the bank. All of the content that will be utilized on the schedule is a part of iRacing base membership, which means, unlike the NASCAR Cup Series Ford Mustang and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway pieces of content used in the first contest, this whole cup will be less expensive.
Time attacks for each event will last for around 11 to 14 days, per the schedule. It has not yet been revealed how the structure will be past that, such as how many drivers qualify, how long the races will be, or what prizes, if any, are in store. The goal remains the same, to continue breaking down barriers for women in motorsports.
Earlier this week, a 20-minute documentary about the event earlier this year was broadcasted on the Init Esports Twitch account. The video detailed the event as well as champion Saoirse Fitzpatrick’s return to the US earlier this month to test drive a Porsche at the same Las Vegas venue that was contested virtually.
While no live, in-person events are mentioned, this Summer Cup may end up being more for fun and bringing new faces into the program. Regardless, the Championship will be decided on 7th October with a race at VIRginia International Raceway in the Radical SR8.
Remember, even if you can’t compete, you can still show support for the Screen to Speed program by registering as an Ally. Those who subscribe as an Ally still have the chance to possibly win a special Screen to Speed Pennzoil kit. For more information, visit the Screen to Speed website.