The Lionheart Racing Series and Midwest Simulations announced today their partnership for the upcoming 2020 Season.
Midwest Simulations is best known for their Spotlights Visual Spotter System, designed to give visual cues, letting sim racers know instantly if another car is on their inside or outside. Rupp expanded the program to also give visual indicators alerting drivers to various flag conditions. What makes the Spotlights VS system so unique is that it provides the feedback before the audio cues provided by the iRacing software. More importantly when the lights go out you know the exact moment you are clear of another car. This information can mean the difference between finding victory lane or the catch fence.
The Spotlights system connects to your PC via USB and the lights can be mounted wherever its convenient for the driver. Midwest Simulations also has created the Spotlights VS system for use in VR headsets giving drivers multiple options that work best for their setup.
“I’m excited to have Midwest Simulations back on board for another year,” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo Said. “Scott Rupp makes a fantastic product, I’m proud to say that I was part of the beta test team early on.” “I knew from the start that this was going to be a game changer.” “I have competed with my very own set of Spotlights and can tell you that they have given me the information that I need to compete at a high level, they have also saved me from car contact on several occasions.”
Midwest Simulations can be seen on several liveries in 2020 and they will also provide fans of the league $10 off orders with the promotional code LIONFAN. In addition, they are offering 2 of their Spotlights VS kits to the prize pool. Lionheart has promised to match their offering increasing the prize package further for the upcoming season.
For more information and to purchase your own set of Spotlights visit www.midwestsim.com
Turn Racing and the Lionheart Racing Series announced today their decision to partner again for the upcoming 2020 season.
Turn Racing was founded by Zach Hodgson in 2016, and was built from the ground up from his love of sim racing, hard work and his ability to “turn” raw materials into works of art. Hodgson designs and builds all of his wheels in house from start to finish.
“I am so happy to have Turn as part of the Lionheart family of partners again for 2020,” said Lionheart series founder Jorge Anzaldo. “I own and compete in the series with my very own custom R8 LMS wheel from Turn Racing and I completely love it.” “I love how you can customize the button labels to suit your needs and the wheel feels amazing in your hands, Zach at Turn Racing makes a fantastic product.”
Turn Racing currently offers 4 different wheels for sale on its site along with “bare bones” versions of their wheels for diy enthusiasts.
Turn Racing will be the presenting sponsor to the final standings announcement for all 38 broadcasts throughout the 2020 season, as well as the title sponsor to the Lionheart Indycar Series Round 10 event at Sonoma Raceway and Retro Series Round 14 event at Michigan International Speedway. Turn Racing will also provide a 10% discount to fans of the series with the promo code LIONHEART10.
“Our goal is to get a Turn Racing wheel into every Lionheart members hands,” Anzaldo said. “I’m expecting 2020 to be bigger and better than last season.” “Turn Racing products provides everything you need to perform at your absolute best.”
For more information on Turn Racing products please visit www.turnracing.com
The Lionheart Racing Series announced today its first-time partnership with Pit Lane Parley, the popular weekly IndyCar and racing podcast.
Pit Lane Parley is the number 1 stop for interviews with fan favorite IndyCar drivers and personnel along with Indycar news, discussions and debate. They bring the best racing content each week while also answering fan submitted questions.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Pit Lane Parley for our upcoming 2020 Season.” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo said. “We’re all IndyCar fans, this is why working together is such a great fit.” “It doesn’t matter if its on the real or virtual track great racing is great racing period.” “Our drivers and Pit Lane Parley’s audience has a shared common interest which is American open wheel racing.”
Lionheart Racing Series member Marty Davis who is friends with Pit Lane Parley founder Mike Joachim saw the value in bringing both parties together and introduced Anzaldo to Joachim at Iowa Speedway, where both were present for the real world Indycar event. “It was great meeting Mike in person and after talking with him at the speedway I knew we had to get them on board,” Anzaldo said.
Both parties will work together throughout the 2020 season in an effort to expand each other’s reach while bringing in new viewers and listeners.
For more information on Pit Lane Parley please visit www.pitlaneparley.com
The Lionheart Racing Series announced today its first-time partnership with Espo Designs, a leader in design work specializing in highly detailed virtual helmet designs on the iRacing.com service.
“Owner Marco Esposito of Espo Designs is known on the iRacing.com service for creating some of the most amazing helmet designs,” said series founder Jorge Anzaldo. “Working with the helmet templet is no easy task, getting everything to line up so that it looks right inside the sim takes skill and a great deal of time.” “If you’re looking for the best helmet design in sim racing look no further than Espo Deisgns.”
Espo Designs offers varying detail and price options for their customers. Marco works very closely with customers, talking over design elements before creating his works of art. It is a lengthy process but one that is worth the journey.
“A driver’s helmet can say so much about them personally.” Anzaldo said. “It’s what motorsport fans connect with when seeing their favorite drivers on track.” “Every driver on iRacing owes it to themselves to have an amazing helmet that represents them in a unique way, Espo Designs is the way to make that a reality.”
Espo Designs is offering 2 of their top tier helmet designs as part of Lionheart’s 2020 prize pool. In return the series has promised to purchase an additional 2 designs as prize offerings. In addition, Espo Designs has offered a 10% discount on design work to Lionheart league members.
For more information and to “Get yourself a racing identity” contact Marco Esposito for a custom design of your own visit https://twitter.com/EspoDsigns
The Lionheart Racing Series and the The Guitammer Company announced its continued partnership for the upcoming 2020 Season.
The deal, announced by Lionheart Racing Series founder Jorge Anzaldo, will see The Guitammer Company’s popular line of ButtKicker Gaming products featured as a prominent partner of the premier open wheel eSports racing simulation series for the third consecutive season.
“We were so excited to grow our partnership with The Guitammer Company and ButtKicker last season,” Anzaldo said. “Being able to bring these great products to our drivers, fans and other series partners once again, for a third year, just proves how successful this league has become, and how supportive our drivers are of the companies that invest in us.”
In 2020, ButtKicker Gaming products will provide 9 prizes to drivers across the Lionheart Racing Series. Winners of the ButtKicker Rookie of the Year in both the Lionheart IndyCar Series and Lionheart Retro Series will have the choice of a ButtKicker Gamer2 or ButtKicker Simulation Kit.
Returning for 2020, ButKicker will be the presenting sponsor for the Oval championship in both series. The winner of the ButtKicker Oval Championship in both the IndyCar Series and Retro Series will be awarded their choice of a ButtKicker Gamer2 or Simulation Kit as well.
Other ButtKicker prizes will be handed out throughout the year as part of prize packages to drivers in both series.
ButtKicker also returns as sponsor of the P1 awards, given to drivers earning poles and wins in a Lionheart sanctioned race. The starting lineup for each race broadcasted on the iRacing eSports Network via the Global SimRacing Channel will also feature the Starting Grid presented by ButtKicker in 2020.
“We think The Guitammer Company sees great value in our partnership,” Anzaldo said. “They’ve committed again to offering a discount in the 2020 season to drivers and fans of our league. There’s nothing better than a partner who is willing to work with you and for your drivers and fans. The Guitammer Company has gone above and beyond, and we really cannot thank them enough.”
Anyone looking to purchase a ButtKicker Gaming product can now receive a 20 percent discount on products. By entering the code LION2020 at checkout, the discount will be applied to orders placed through the ButtKicker website (www.TheButtKicker.com). The promo code is valid through December 31, 2020.
For more information on the Lionheart Racing Series, visit www.LionheartRacingSeries.com.
The Lionheart Racing Series announced today a continued partnership between Minus 273 the premier name in karting gloves and apparel and the series for a second season.
Multiple Lionheart members began sim racing with their Minus 273 gloves and they were an instant hit on the virtual track.
Minus 273 burst onto the scene a decade ago as a hip apparel line with a blog featuring insight into the world of motorsports.
Minus 273 will feature several great lines of gloves for 2020 including the all new Blitz and Snap! gloves. The Poly, Polka, Flame, Camo, Skeletal and Zero will round out the glove offering, providing real world as well as virtual drivers multiple styling options.
As it turns out, karting gloves make great sim racing gloves as well.
“We were extremely happy to have partnered with Minus 273 in 2019. Many Lionheart members were in search of a quality driving glove for sim racing,” Anzaldo said. “Take one look at Minus 273, and you know we have the right partner. I used my Buzzz gloves all last season and loved the comfort they provided me. I can’t sim race without them now.”
The industry-leading gloves are super lightweight and durable, made of breathable poly-spandex. The form-fitting gloves are available in sizes ranging from 3XS-XL.
Minus 273 will present the Cleanest Driver award in both the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment, as well as the Lionheart Retro Series in 2020. The winner of each award, given to the driver with the least amount of incident points over the course of a season, will receive a pair of gloves of their choice from Minus 273.
Minus 273 will also be the presenting sponsor to the “Series Details” segment for all 38 broadcast events in 2020. Minus 273 will also be the presenting sponsor to the Indianapolis Grand Prix in both the IndyCar and Retro Series.
In addition, winners of the championship in both series will also receive a pair of gloves. Podium finishers in the Lionheart Indianapolis 500 and winner of the Lionheart Retro Series Indianapolis 250 will also receive a pair of gloves of their choice. Finally, Minus 273 has also provided the promotional code LHRS to drivers and fans for a 25% discount on orders.
Want have the same comfort and control as drivers in the Lionheart Racing Series? Visit www.minus273.biz and order your gloves and other apparel today.
The Lionheart Racing Series and SimXperience today announced their partnership between the premier open-wheel sim racing eSports league, and the leader in online racing software and hardware will continue through the 2020 Season.
“I am so excited to have SimXperience back on board for the 2020 Season, so many of our members are competing in the series with their equipment, I am also an AccuForce owner and it’s the most amazing direct drive wheel system.” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo said. “Having SimXperience as a partner certainly adds another level of prestige to our series.”
SimXperience will award the champion of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment a new AccuForce Pro V2 Steering Simulation System.
Lauded for its reliability and accuracy, the AccuForce Pro V2 is the premier direct-drive sim wheel. Known for its plug-and-play ability and utilization of the Sim Commander 4 software for realism, the wheel gives drivers the feel of being in a real racecar. The AccuForce Pro V2 provides powerful torque, and has been celebrated for its durability.
SimXperience’s SimVibe tactile feedback software will also play a big role in awards for the 2020 season, with 10 copies of the revolutionary software set to be handed out in a yet-to-be-determined fashion throughout both the Lionheart IndyCar Series and Lionheart Retro Series seasons.
SimVibe is designed to work hand-in-hand with the entire SimXperience eco system including the AccuForce V2, 3DOF Stage Series Motion and GS-5 G-Force Seat. SimVibe is also a must have for third-party sim enhancement systems, like Lionheart partner The Guitammer Company ButtKicker devices, to deliver the ultimate in immersive simulation.
SimXperience will return as the primary sponsor to three Lionheart events in 2020, including Retro races at Motegi and Watkins Glen, as well as the championship finale of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment at Auto Club Speedway.
SimXperience will also return as the official presenting sponsor of the “Countdown to Green” pre-race show for both the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment and Lionheart Retro Series presented by the DMLC Racing Channel. SimXperience will also return as the presenting sponsor of the Lionheart Racing Series Road Championship as well as the Victory Lane and Driver Profile segments for all 2020 broadcasts.
First Medical Equipment, a leading supplier of medical grade devices and products in Burlington, Iowa and its surrounding cities, announced today its final return as the series sponsor of the top fixed-setup IndyCar league utilizing the iRacing.com service.
The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment, as it will be known for the fifth and final consecutive season, features some of the top iRacing IndyCar drivers in the world, as well as associations with former (Richie Hearn - broadcaster) and current (Sage Karam - driver) IndyCar stars.
“It’s amazing to have First Medical Equipment back again for their victory lap year” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo said. “Brandon Limkemann and his family have done so much for this league that we wouldn’t be where we are today without their support. I’m confident that this will be the biggest and most exciting season ever and I’m proud to have First Medical Equipment as the title sponsor to our IndyCar Series for one last ride.”
The season opener will once again carry the FME banner. The First Medical Equipment 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway will kick off the 20-race IndyCar championship battle - season eight for the series - on March 11.
Every Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment event will be carried live on the groundbreaking iRacing eSports Network, with the Global SimRacing Channel handling coverage. New for 2020 GSRC’s Joe Peak will handle play-by-play, with Sean Ambrose contributing in the directors’ chair. Hearn, an IndyCar winner and 1996 Rookie of the Race at the Indianapolis 500, will return for a third full season as the analyst.
35 drivers are expected to compete for the championship in 2020, with more drivers set to run in the Lionheart Retro Series and even more waiting for their shot to run with the best drivers on the sim.
For more information on the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment, visit www.LionheartRacingSeries.com.
The Lionheart Racing Series announced their continued partnership today with Guys Games and Beer, the leading podcast for retro gaming fans across the country.
Guys Games and Beer becomes the first podcast to follow the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment , as well as the Lionheart Retro Series presented by The DMLC Racing Channel.
“I’m excited to have the G2B crew back again for a 3rd year,” said series founder Jorge Anzaldo. “The crew always reminds fans to tune into our races each and every week along with showing our logo on screen during their live shows, they’re such a great group of people and I’m happy they chose to continue this relationship for another year.”
Each week, a panel of five to ten gamers get together to talk games, and nothing is off topic. Board, retro, online...you name it, the Gutter Geeks will discuss it.
For more information on the podcast, or to download or watch it, visit www.guysgamesandbeer.net.