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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

 

Team SliderBeSlid

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

 

Team ABR

22           Jason Nygard                     Metamora, Ohio

12           Alex Bergeron                   Drummondville, Quebec

 

Indepent entries:

 

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
17-Mar-20 Round 17 Lanier
24-Mar-20 Round 18 Limaland
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 adamrossenterprises@gmail.com .

 

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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.