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WATCH: NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown Round 2, Texas, LIVE on Traxion

The second round of the NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown at Texas Motor Speedway takes off at 8:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00 a.m. BST live on the Traxion.GG YouTube channel. As it was for the last round at Darlington, 24 drivers per console (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) have qualified for the main event after a week of open qualifiers back at the end of May. 

Like Darlington, the Top 3 finishers in each race will qualify for the Ultimate Summer Showdown Championship Event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on 22nd July. Drivers not able to get it done at Texas will have one more shot at Pocono Raceway in Round 3. Qualifiers for that event will open at midnight following the Texas event and will run until 17th June. The third main event at Pocono will kick off the first day of July. 

XBOX FIELD WIDE OPEN WITHOUT BROOKS 

Looking at the entry list on the Xbox side, 15 drivers from Darlington make their return to the Showdown. Nine drivers have competed in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League in either season, and two of the drivers on the roster have already locked into the championship, those drivers being Luis Zaiter and Cody Giles.  

Justin Brooks, who won the first race at Darlington, was seemingly more than fast enough to qualify for the second round, but opted out since he was already locked into the title battle. There will not be any Brooks vs Buttafuoco this time around, which could mean an easier time for Daniel Buttafuoco or anyone else in the field to earn their ticket in this race to the championship round. 

Buttafuoco, the eNASCAR Heat Pro League Season 2 champion, took the pole for the Xbox race. Here’s the rest of the starting lineup.


Xbox Qualifying Results
PlaceTimeNameGamer TagCar
128.909Daniel ButtafuocoLuckyDog38513
228.946Nick WalkerwowTHATSgarbage11
328.949Tom Flitcrofttomtomflitty20
428.965Cody GilesXXFluffyxX216
528.995Elijah WhiteTheAviator102412
629.002Josh TaylorAmour Smoke41
729.006Tim MooreWord Burton77
829.021Jeff NoeSTOUT WHISKEY66
929.025Tyler DoharJRM Dohar8888
1029.042Shep FountainToastedGamerZ17
1129.051Justin AnasogakNNR Rowdy7
1229.066Jordan BaneBaner9588819
1329.068Matthew HealeRowdyMatt5151
1429.074Drew JewahDrewLMAO14
1529.077Casey Masser| Asylumzs |6
1629.078Dakota LongKFB1818
1729.079Perrin HugginsPTHTHEGOAT34
1829.081Ryan ThierrienOl TwEeDeR294
1929.125Sean AndersonSeanForLife32
2029.146Konner CordesDR BUSCHHHH1
2129.275Tyler GlassTglass199
2229.699Sam MorrisMordog55
23N/AJose RuizJOSE 95x95
24N/ALuis ZaiterCGM x Rose42

CHAMPION CALIBER RETURNS TO PLAYSTATION ROSTER

A lot of similarities can be found on the PlayStation roster. 14 drivers are back in Round Two and 10 drivers claim their fame as drivers from the first two seasons of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League. The Darlington winner, Josh Harbin, is on the roster, as is the runner up from that race, Thomas Cohick. Joe West is the third driver on the PlayStation side locked into the championship round, but he is not on the Texas roster.  

eNASCAR Heat Pro League Season 2 championship contender Josh Parker and Season 1 Champion Brandyn Gritton are both making their first start of the Showdown. Gritton announced his retirement from competing after the second Pro League season concluded, but he’s back in business in his SHR eSports No. 14 Mustang. Three drivers are pulling double duty, running both console races at Texas. Both Cody Giles and Tim Moore are doing it for a second time while Matthew Heale attempts for his first time. 

Maxwell Castro will lead the field to green in the PlayStation race. Here’s how the rest of the field stacks up.

PS4 Qualifying Results
PlaceTimeNameGamer TagCar
128.919Maxwell CastroMaxBoost271
228.938Chase WilliamsonItsyourbrochase22
328.981Dylan CardenasXxNOSD2xX9
428.991Tim MooreWordBurton77
528.997Joe GornickJRM_Gornick788
629.02Josh ParkerTheBolt_Parker1818
729.021Stephen YavorskiFRR_BADFASMARLEY78
829.024Jordan DworaczykJCR_JWOWisBACK41
929.029Josh HarbinThAbEaR_9595
1029.03Chris PerkeyThatManPerkey2
1129.033Matt SmithFlashNine21
1229.046Thomas CohickJCR_Clashin0412
1329.051Jason MitchellGoFasJason_3232
1429.063Cody GilesxX_Fluffy_Xx216
1529.0635Mike BraasMikeRPM4444
1629.064Gerald SensabaughG-Sensy4343
1729.071Billy HolcombeBholcombe_FTR48
1829.086Daniel BasseDBdabest208
1929.097George Taylorracehead834
2029.101Joey StoneSloppy_Joe_YT24
2129.167Tyler McMurterTyMac1120
2229.121Matthew HealeRowdyMatt5151
2329.108Chase DurheimChasing_you333
24N/ABrandyn GrittonSmoke_B2014

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)  

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)  

Watch the live events on the Traxion.GG YouTubeFacebook and Twitch channels. 

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