WR1 Sim Chassis, Axe to Sponsor JRM’s eNASCAR iRacing Series Rides for Conti, Davies

Ron Lemasters | 2/4/2021

Axe Brad Davies eNASCAR iRacing Michael Conti News WR1 Sim Chassis

With a new eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season on the horizon, JRM unveiled the partners for its two-car team of Michael Conti and Brad Davies.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 4, 2021) – Michael Conti and Brad Davies will contest the 12th season of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series for JR Motorsports, with one sponsor returning and a new one on board.

Conti, who finished third overall in series points following a wild championship race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway last season, will have WR1 Sim Chassis again on his No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro for JRM.

Davies, 12th in points last season, will have Axe colors on his No. 88 Camaro for this season. Axe, part of Unilever Brands, makes a comprehensive line of body spray, deodorant, body wash/soap and hair-care products. It is the first time Axe has been on a JRM car either on the track or in the virtual world of iRacing.

Conti and Davies will begin the season on Monday night at the virtual Daytona International Speedway, kicking off a 19-race season that includes the annual All-Star event at the 3-mile iRacing Super Speedway. The season will culminate with the championship race on Oct. 19 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway.

There have been changes to the longest-running officially sanctioned esports racing series for 2021. A bigger championship purse and an elevated playoff format are the two biggest differences from 2020.

The season-long purse now stands at a whopping $330,000, the largest in series history. Nick Ottinger won last season’s title and the $100,000 champion’s payout in the final race, edging Conti and the other two title contenders in a thrilling finish.

The playoffs will expand from eight drivers to 10, with the same “win-and-you’re-in” format for drivers in the top 20 in regular season points. The top four drivers will battle in the final race at Texas to determine the champion.

Monday’s race at virtual Daytona will take place at 9 p.m. ET on eNASCAR.com and popular streaming platform Twitch.

The 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series schedule:

Feb. 8: Daytona International Speedway

Feb. 23: Homestead-Miami Speedway

March 2: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

March 16: Atlanta Motor Speedway

March 30: Auto Club Speedway

April 13: Richmond Raceway

April 27: Kansas Speedway

May 18: Circuit of the Americas

May 25: Charlotte Motor Speedway

June 22: Pocono Raceway

June 29: Road America

July 13: New Hampshire Motor Speedway

July 27: iRacing Superspeedway (All-Star Race)

Aug. 3: Watkins Glen International

Aug. 17: Michigan International Speedway

Aug. 31: Darlington Raceway^

Sept. 14: Bristol Motor Speedway^

Sept. 28: Talladega Superspeedway^

Oct. 12: Texas Motor Speedway^

^Denotes Playoffs Event

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