|Richmond Raceway continues the evolution of its eSports program with the forming an inaugural iRacing team to compete in the 2018 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series (NPAS). The newly formed CHAOS CREW iRacing Team is made up of six eMotorsports athletes who will compete in the 2018 NPAS season.
This new initiative grew out of Richmond’s long-time commitment to STEM Education throughout the RVA region. In 2017, Richmond hosted 400 eighth grade students from schools in central Virginia for the inaugural STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational event, Speed Into Science.
Speed Into Science consists of four turns (i.e. stations), developed alongside local science teachers, focusing on force and motion, chemistry, sound, and thermal energy and friction. The curriculum for the event was developed in partnership with RVAStem and a group of amazing volunteer teachers.
The inaugural members of the 2018 CHAOS CREW iRacing Team includes the following eMotorsports athletes:
#05 Nick Ottinger
#1 Marcus Richardson
#27 Logan Clampitt
#46 Jimmy Mullis
#55 Brian Schoenburg
Future CHAOS CREW developments will evolve from engagement with area secondary schools, and the more than 70 Virginia-based colleges and universities, to see where the gaming interests of the Commonwealth are focused.
The NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series is iRacing’s World Championship series officially sanctioned by NASCAR. The series features the world’s most elite oval sim-racers competing on simulated version of the actual real-world NASCAR tracks and Gen6 cars available on iRacing.
Rounds run every other Tuesday night starting February 20 at 9 p.m. (ET). Each round will be broadcast live to the general public on iRacing Live, with coverage provided by RaceSpot TV. For the full 2018 NPAS schedule, click here.
Stay up to date with the CHAOS CREW iRacing Team throughout the 2018 NPAS season, by following the team on Twitter at @CHAOSCREWRVA.