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Inaugural Blacktop Rivalz title up for grabs Wednesday night on GForceTV;

The championship chase is down to eight, but dozens expected to compete for the season’s final win

 

 

April 11, 2020, BURLINGTON, ON –The Blacktop Rivalz iRacing championship concludes with Wednesday night’s race at Phoenix International Raceway streaming live on GForceTV.net.

Averaging more than 30 competitors per event the Blacktop Rivalz season has been a resounding success. Eight drivers remain eligible to take home the prestigious title Wednesday night.

“This season was our first venture into asphalt racing,” said league co-creator Clinton Geoffrey. “Creating Blacktop Rivalz introduced us to a huge new crop of talented racers. Whoever wins this week’s championship will have earned it.”

Trent Ringler from Goshen, Indiana leads the way into lucky round 13 with an impressive victory at Auto Club Speedway, but the seven other drivers in contention will share an equal chance in the winner-takes-all finale.

League co-creator Adam Ross from Cambridge, Ontario remains in the title chase after his career-best second-place finish last week along with Roxton Falls, Quebec, racer Claude Ferland who scored four victories this season. Nova Scotia racer Calum McNicol will compete for the championship, and so will William Larue of Quebec City, Quebec. The final drivers still in contention include Tom Senchak from New Jersey, Mannix Richer of Valleyfield, Quebec, and Casey Sawetch from Tolland, Connecticut.

Sawetch has the fortunate distinction of capturing the final transfer spot in each of the final two elimination races.

“We are proud of the shows we have streamed on GForceTV,” said Geoffrey. “The partnership between the league, GForceTV, and 39 Productions has allowed us to stream races as professionally as any group anywhere.”

The Phoenix finale will challenge drivers with 100 laps of racing on the difficult and technical oval. The series competes in B class NASCAR stock cars (Xfinity cars), and drivers must engineer their own chassis set-ups and race strategies. Wednesday’s event will stream live at 8:45 pm at GForceTV.net with the green flag scheduled to fly just after 9 pm.

For more information visit www.RivalzRacingLeague.com .

 

POINTS STANDINGS AFTER 12 OF 13 RACES: (ALL EIGHT CHASE FINALISTS WILL START WEDNESDAY’S RACE IN A TIE MAKING THE EVENT A ‘WINNER-TAKE-ALL’ RACE)

 

1              TRENT RINGLER                                     26   2085

2              ADAM ROSS                                            35  2081

3              CLAUDE FERLAND                                 43   2076

4              CALUM MCNICOL                                 82    2056

5              WILLIAM LARUE                                    55   2062

6              TOM SENCHAK                                     11     2054

7              MANNIX RICHER                                     6    2044

8              CASEY SAWETCH                                  30    2052

9              MICHAEL LIGUORI                                 24   2046

10           JAMES E SMITH JR                                12    2040

11           BRUNO PICHETTE                                227   2036

12           FRANK GUERERRI                               113    2034

13           KEVIN RIDLEY                                        20    1074

14           JOHN SCHWEICKART                              1   1065

15           SYLVAIN JOLY                                         08   1057

16           DANIEL DEBLAUWE                               9     1038

17           YVAN HÉBERT                                         19  604

18           MATT KUBASIK                                     21    573

19           GUILLAUME LEVESQUE                      14     490

20           BRUNO-PIER PAINCHAUD                729     510

21           GEORGES SAVARD                                42   516

22           KYLE ROCHELLE                                       5   463

23           MARTIN DAVIAU                                   81   453

24           GERALD LIVINGSTON                            65   400

25           RICK SCOTT                                            60   401

26           STEVES ARVISAIS                                  14    380

27           JEAN-RAPHAEL MORIN                        02   334

28           MARCUS ULMER                                  13    339

29           ALEX LABBE                                            36   298

30           JEFFREY BARKER                                   51    323

31           DUSTIN PING                                            9   314

32           SAWYER OTT                                          37   294

33           SPENCER MULLEN                              524    251

34           MARTY  BARNES                                   34    208

35           G.J. BOVDELL                                         28   213

36           BRUCE HILTON                                      10   209

37           DAKOTA EARMAN                               78     142

38           JASON ROUDEBUSH                             96   123

39           ALEX A PAYNE                                     70      114

40           BLAIR WICKETT                                    97     104

41           JORDAN HAACK                                  57      102

42           JEAN-FRANCOIS LAVOIE                   397     96

43           ANDRÉ BEAUDOIN                                48   94

44           YVES PELLAND                                         7   84

45           RAPHAEL LESSARD                              99     70

46           JEFF GOTELAER                                      11   71

47           GEORGE SMITH III                                30    65

48           MAXIME LAROUCHE                          85      50

49           JEFF COTÉ                                             28     38

50           LAURENCE D BRIDGE                        918     44

51           KYLE WEATHERMAN       32

52           JEAN-FRANCOIS POITRAS                  98      42

53           ALEX LIDDLE                                          95    38

54           WILLY HOWELLS                                    33   36

55           STEVEN MATTOCKS                               5    32

56           WYATT RITTER                                     56     31

57           DONNY LAMPMAN                             30     31

58           PASCAL BEAUSOLEIL                        182      30

59           AARON VANDAM                                 37    30

60           STORM PATTERSON                            63     28

61           JESSE J ROWLAND                                 9     28

62           ALEX GUENETTE                                   39    27

63           JEAN-FRANCOIS PILOTE                  213      25

64           JEFF GOTELAER                                      29   24