BELLEVILLE, Ill. – As entries and interest continue to grow for the inaugural running of the POWRi Midget iNationals presented by Live Sim Racing TV, the entry deadline of Dec. 4 is looming as spots fill quickly for the virtual racing event.
Dec. 11-12 will witness competitors from all over try to tame the digital dirt of Fairbury American Legion Speedway in attempts to take to a record-breaking purse.
With a variety of simulated-driving professionals and real-world racers, the iNationals event is shaping up to be an intriguing weekend of open-wheel excitement.
Notable names and entries remain steady, with a multitude of drivers already registered and awaiting the racing weekend.
Recently-crowned POWRi National Midget League rookie-of-the-year Trey Gropp, of Lincoln, Neb., hopes to relay his POWRi National and West Midget League accomplishments into simulated successes.
Past POWRi iRacing feature winner Brennan Rogers, of Camarillo, Calif., remains another driver to watch after claiming several wins in the six-week POWRi midget virtual season.
POWRi Micro and open-wheel standout Bryant Wiedeman, from Colby, Kan., continues to climb the ranks of the racing world and looks for the iNationals to be the event that solidifies his front-running ways.
Digital competitors in the inaugural POWRi Midget iNationals presented by LSRTV on Dec. 11-12 will compete in open setup specifications, with a single fast repair available.
World of Thunder rules and the iRacing Sporting Code will be in full effect.
The race format will feature a two-lap qualifying session, six-lap heat races, a 10-lap D Main, a 12-lap C Main, a 14-lap B Main and a 40-lap A Main.
One of the highest iRacing midget payouts of the year will see $6,000 in total earnings on the line, based on a 120-driver entry format. Beast Racing is also offering a Fast Time Award to the fastest driver during qualifying.
The A-Main payout will award $1,000 to the winner, $850 to the runner-up, $750 to third, $500 to fifth and $100 to start the main event.
Non-qualifiers will also be in contention for prize money, as the top three finishing drivers that do not advance into the feature event will each receive $75.
Those wishing to watch the action Dec. 11-12 will be able to do so through both the POWRi TV Facebook page and Live Sim Racing TV.