For nearly 6 years the Lionheart Racing Series powered by HyperX has qualified and raced on the same night. New for 2020 iRacing has implemented the ability to use lap averages vs fastest single lap for qualifying. In an effort to continue its quest to be as realistic as possible series officials have decided to hold qualifying on a separate night, where the field will be determined in the Indianapolis tradition of fastest 4 lap average.
42 drivers are expected to participate in the HyperX Race for the Pole Wednesday June 24th. Drivers have been randomly assigned a starting order as track conditions will likely change throughout the session. As luck would have it the order looks to provide quite a bit of excitement and drama as many of the leagues fastest drivers will be taking their runs towards the beginning, middle and end of the session.
New for this year is the ability for drivers to use several of the in-car adjustments such as the front and rear anti roll bars as well as the weight jacker. These tools allow a driver to adjust the handling of the car on the fly which they must master to gain the maximum speed necessary to achieve a higher spot on the grid.
HyperX has also initiated a product giveaway surrounding qualifying and the upcoming HyperX Indianapolis 500. Nearly $1000 dollars in gaming peripherals are being offered as prizes for a few lucky winners. For more information on the HyperX product giveaway visit www.lionheartracingseries.com/giveaway
The live qualifying broadcast can be seen on the iRacing eSports Network with coverage being brought by the Global Sim Racing Channel. Coverage begins at 9:35 PM CST.
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUOn-ofmNQE&feature=emb_title