October 21, 2019, BURLINGTON, ON –The second edition of the Rivalz Racing Leagues launch Tuesday night with a weekly iRacing sprint car double-header at 7 pm and 9 pm. The new season features numerous improvements – strategic partnerships, a greatly enhanced schedule, exciting new broadcast coverage, prize money, a new race director and ‘Win-Your-Way-In events’.
The 20-race Rivalz Elite Pro league will feature as much as $12,000 in prize money to be won through a points fund and weekly race purses. While 40 drivers from across North America will be locked in through a league registration process there will be up to eight additional spots available each week through Rivalz-sanctioned Win-Your-Way-In qualifying events.
“We are pretty excited for opening night on Tuesday,” said league co-creator and Rivalz host Adam Ross. “We have so many great additions for our fans and competitors, and we can’t wait to show them off.
“Most of our key racers from season one returned, and we have some great new talent looking to compete weekly for big money.”
The Strickland’s GMC-sponsored Rivalz Gauntlet will open the action at 7 pm followed by the debut of the new Rivalz Elite Pro series at 9 pm. Tuesday’s Pro race will be the first event in Rivalz history with a posted purse for participants. The races can be seen at www.Facebook.com/RivalzRacing as part of Clinton Geoffrey and Adam Ross’ weekly Rivalz Race Chat live stream directed by Spencer Mullen. They will also be streamed through a variety of partners online.
Another difference in the sophomore season of Rivalz is the partnership between Rivalz and Three Nine Streaming. Owned by brothers Brad and Steven Ovens, Three Nine Streaming brings motorsports events to life online to a rapidly-growing audience.
“Our focus is creating and streaming entertaining and competitive race-oriented content,” said league co-creator and Rivalz host Geoffrey. “The opportunity to combine our Spencer Mullen with Three Nine Streaming allows us to continue development of our Tuesday night Rivalz Race Chat program while knowing our iRacing broadcast is in great hands with Brad and Steven.
“We plan on cutting in and out of the live race broadcast from our variety show making sure fans catch all the action while being able to participate in our interactive conversation.”
In all 20 race nights the Strickland’s GMC Rivalz Gauntlet will be held on the same track as the Elite Pro race the same evening. The top five finishers not already registered for Elite Pro will be allowed to compete for points and money that night.
Three spots are also reserved for qualifiers through newly created Rivalz Monday night divisions hosted by Ohsweken Outlaws. The Outlaws Series, starting Monday, October 28th, will feature Rivalz Renegades as its top tier. The top three finishers in Renegades will be eligible to enter Pro Elite the following night. The Outlaws will host three additional series for racers of every level of experience. Below Renegades will be the Rivalz Rebels class serving as a feeder series to Renegades. Rivalz Raiders will serve as a probation league for drivers wanting to advance to Rebels and Renegades, and Rivalz Rustlers is designed as a league for pure rookies to iRacing wanting to participate in organized races.
“We have series for every dirt iRacer,” said Ross. “We are also pleased to welcome iRacing and officiating veteran Cody Olsen as our race director for this season. With Cody officiating, and with Three Nine running the race broadcast we will add elements our fans haven’t experienced.”
With only a day before opening night the roster of drivers registered to compete is just over 30 with a few spots remaining for late additions. Five will transfer from the Gauntlet at 7 pm, and three racers will qualify through a mini-series hosted by the Ohsweken Outlaws over the last four weeks.
Unlike Rivalz inaugural season won by Kody Hartlaub from Pennsylvania this year’s league features six sponsored teams and a collection of individual entries. The entry list includes:
Glenn Styres Racing Team:
60 Rick Scott Brantford, Ontario
2 Kody Hartlaub Hanover, Pennsylvania
18 Kevin Loveys Montreal, Quebec
84 Ryan Beagle Vittoria, Ontario
Team Dirt Track Digest
4 GT Smith Tampa Bay, Florida
44 Adam Buchanan Brewerton, New York
14 Ty Garl South Lebanon, Pennsylvania
81 Bobby Sweeney Oswego, New York
88 Shayne Pierce Wainfleet, Ontario
10 Craig Booth Welland, Ontario
39 Josh Guttin Welland, Ontario
67 Brandon Guttin Welland, Ontario
Insta Insulation Team
19z Jeremy Zarfos Windsor, Pennsylvania
35 Connor Ross Cambridge, Ontario
51 Jeffrey Barker Brewerton, New York
19 Allan Downey Waterloo, Ontario
Enriam Dynamics Team
56 Dave Flick Livingston, Montana
95 Dakota Kuhn Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania
73 Larry Moody Kansas City, Missouri
19 Troy Wagaman Hanover, Pennsylvania
Team Victory Gamez
39 Ian Blanchard Welland, Ontario
11 Chad Cote Niagara Falls, Ontario
80 Chris Steele St. Catharines, Ontario
52 Jesse Costa St. Thomas, Ontario
22 Jason Nygard Metamora, Ohio
12 Alex Bergeron Drummondville, Quebec
222 Dan Sider jr. St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Michael Moorley Listowel, Ontario
30 Stevin Goldner Aylmer, Ontario
17k Kyle Keen Newville, Pennsylvania
82 David Hackett jr. Baldwinsville, New York
12 Jim Smith Seneca Falls, New York
The schedule for both Rivalz Gauntlet and Rivalz Elite Pro is:
|22-Oct-19||Round 1||Eldora Speedway|
|29-Oct-19||Round 2||The Dirt Track at Charlotte|
|05-Nov-19||Round 3||Williams Grove|
|12-Nov-19||Round 4||Knoxville Raceway|
|19-Nov-19||Round 5||Lanier Raceway|
|26-Nov-19||Round 6||Volusia Speedway|
|10-Dec-19||Round 7||Eldora Speedway|
|07-Jan-20||Round 8||The Dirt Track at Charlotte|
|14-Jan-20||Round 9||Williams Grove|
|21-Jan-20||Round 10||Knoxville Raceway|
|28-Jan-20||Round 11||Lanier Raceway|
|04-Feb-20||Round 12||Volusia Speedway|
|11-Feb-20||Round 13||Eldora Speedway|
|18-Feb-20||Round 14||The Dirt Track at Charlotte|
|25-Feb-20||Round 15||Williams Grove|
|10-Mar-20||Round 16||Knoxville Raceway|
|31-Mar-20||Round 19||Volusia Speedway|
|07-Apr-20||Round 20||The Dirt Track at Charlotte|
To register for one of the final spots in the Rivalz Elite Pro division, visit www.Facebook.com/RivalzRacing and click on ‘Send Message’. For more information on Rivalz Racing Leagues contact Adam Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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ABOUT THE RIVALZ ELITE PRO DIVISION
Rivalz Elite Pro division is the premier division among the Rivalz Racing Leagues. The iRacing series competes in 360 winged dirt sprint cars with open set ups at various tracks offering payouts for its events and its points championship.
Pennsylvania’s Kody Hartlaub won the inaugural Rivalz Elite championship, and he is among 30+ racers competing for this season’s championship.
ABOUT THE STRICKLANDS GMC RIVALZ GAUNTLET DIVISION
The Rivalz Gauntlet division is Rivalz secondary division. The iRacing series competes in 360 winged dirt sprint cars with open set ups at various tracks offering top finishers the opportunity to race for money in the Rivalz Elite Pro division.
Rivalz Gauntlet is open to any iRacing member interested. It is open entry with no entry fee.
ABOUT THE OHSWEKEN OUTLAWS
The Ohsweken Outlaws consists of four different divisions aimed at offering iRacers with slightly less experience and slightly lower iRatings the opportunity to compete in organized events and work their way up the ladder towards Rivalz Elite Pro.
Traditionally the Outlaws race on Monday nights, and starting on October 28, 2019, the Outlaws will host four different divisions. From top to bottom the divisions are: Renegades, Rebels, Raiders and Rustlers.
ABOUT RIVALZ RACE CHAT
Rivalz Race Chat is a motorsports variety program hosted by Clinton Geoffrey and Adam Ross and produced by Spencer Mullen. The team breaks down hot topics from local and international racing while interacting with viewers and debating various racing-related topics.
The Rivalz are the re-birth of Geoffrey and Ross’ former talk show – The Dual Airbags. The duo started hosting online racing variety shows nearly 20 years ago, and they are at it again disagreeing on everything from race track menus to competition at the highest level.
ABOUT THREE NINE STREAMING
Three Nine Streaming is the combined effort of brothers Brad (Three Nine Design Co.) and Steven Ovens (Turn 5 Media). The brothers call “Land of Legends Raceway” home on Saturday nights throughout the Summer months, but have added iRacing Event Streaming to their bag of tricks. With Brad on video stream controls and production and Steven on the microphone, this group has launched their streaming project with the Ohsweken Outlaws Racing League and bring that experience to the Rivalz Racing League.