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WATCH: NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown Round 3, Pocono, LIVE on Traxion

The third round of the NASCAR Heat 5 Ultimate Summer Showdown at Pocono Raceway 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 two rounds at Darlington and Texas, 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. 

The Top 3 finishers in each race will qualify for the Ultimate Summer Showdown Championship Event at Atlanta Motor Speedway on 22nd July. Six drivers on each console have already qualified for the championship battle, three from Darlington and three from Texas. Pocono will add up to three drivers from each platform to the title bout, and each race winner will receive a NASCAR Racing Experience voucher.

DIFFERENT FACES IN BOTH XBOX, PLAYSTATION FIELDS  

Between the two consoles, five drivers are trying their hand at both races. Tim Moore has been able to qualify for both races in every event, and it paid off at Texas when he was able to qualify for both title console title races. Moore will be joined by Maxwell Castro, Jordan Dworaczyk, John Freeman and Chase Williamson as double duty drivers.

Both field have a handful of drivers new to the limited series. Normally, the races are filled with a bunch of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League drivers. This round, however, some new faces will be on display for the dual 20 lap events.

As it goes, however, the top talent found their way to the top of the Xbox One qualifying order. Darlington winner Justin Brooks took the pole position while the rest of the Top 5 is made up of eNHPL drivers. Here’s how the rest of the field will line up.

Xbox Qualifying Results
PlaceTimeNameGamer TagCar
152.238Justin BrooksmrTRACKBAR3337
252.297Luis ZaiterCGM x Rose42
352.354Daniel ButtafuocoLuckyDog38513
452.42Nick WalkerwowTHATSgarbage11
552.426Maxwell CastroTrnLftGoFast1
652.429Chase WilliamsonItyobrochase22
752.438Josh TaylorAmour Smoke41
852.474Ryan ThierrienOl TwEeDeR294
952.493Elijah WhiteTheAviator102412
1052.502Jordan BaneBaner9588819
1152.541John FreemanJCRMcLovin557
1252.549Ryan Clarkll Ry Bread ll2
1352.604Mitchell KelleyTac248824
1452.607Tim MooreWord Burton77
1552.642Jordan DworaczykJWOWisBACK6
1652.719Drew JewahDrewLMAO14
1752.767Dakota LongKFB1818
1852.768DJ StangerNccarracing6410
1952.782Tyler DoharJRM Dohar8888
2052.822Konner CordesDR BUSCHHHH3
2152.916Tyler GlassTglass199
2252.928Jeremy NobleMB1day RockyTop17
2352.979Sean AndersonSeanForLife32
24N/AJeff NoeSTOUT WHISKEY66

For the PlayStation 4 side of things, a Winter Heat champion will lead the field to the green as he pulls double duty, that being Williamson. The Top 3 drivers in the PS4 lineup are all running both races, while Darlington winner Josh Harbin will start behind them in fourth. Here’s what the rest of that line up looks like.

PS4 Qualifying Results
PlaceTimeNameGamer TagCar
152.22Chase WilliamsonItsyourbrochase22
252.267Maxwell CastroMaxBoost271
352.433Tim MooreWordBurton77
452.467Josh HarbinThAbEaR_9595
552.514Matt SmithFlashNine21
652.536Brennen SoderlundBBS_Brennen2020
752.564Brett RussellKD357003
852.566Stephen YavorskiFRR_BADFASMARLEY78
952.578Thomas CohickJCR_Clashin0412
1052.635John FreemanJCR_McLovin_Rcn7
1152.64Nathan Scottbarinate024
1252.692Chris PerkeyThatManPerkey2
1352.721Mathew MontgomeryCoach-Mat10
1452.73Mike BraasMikeRPM4444
1552.737Jordan DworaczykJCR_JWOWisBACK6
1652.754Daniel BasseDBdabest208
1752.996George Taylorracehead834
1853.018Owen BridgesNukaBobQuantum17
19N/AScott BrownJCR_Scottyb8833_14
20N/ABilly HolcombeBholcombe_FTR48
21N/AIsaac SmallwoodColaMotorsports38
22N/AJose RuizJose_720_9
23N/AJoe GornickJRM_Gornick788
24N/ATBATBATBA

Each race will be 20 laps, one of the shorter events on the calendar, but considering Pocono Raceway is a 2.5-mile triangle in the mountains of Pennsylvania, those lap times will be quite long compared to Darlington and Texas. The NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series all competed at the Tricky Triangle last weekend in the real world, so it’s only fitting that the Ultimate Summer Showdown closes out the race week.

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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