With the long off season behind the Lotus 79 drivers of the Lionheart Racing Series powered by HyperX the stage is set for the beginning of the Retro Series 4th Season. New for 2020 is the presenting sponsor of the Retro Series, the DMLC Racing Channel.
This season will see 35 drivers take the initial green flag on Thursday March 19th, 2020 at the Homestead Miami Speedway for the 4th time in series history. Each season has produced a new winner and the series has yet to produce a 2-time champion at Miami. With Alex Saunders, the 2019 winner the only active driver able to capture this goal, the pressure is all on him.
Last year saw some late race fireworks as the defending winner and eventual series champion Otis battled close within the closing laps. The two made contact with Otis losing several positions as the race ended under caution.
Homestead traditionally has been a tight and close race in the Retro Series presented by The DMLC Racing Channel, all 3 previous running’s have produced over 20 lead changes with Season 3 having the most (24). This year’s setup looks to produce much of the same as early practice has kept drivers in the pack throughout the fuel run.
The series will see a handful of new drivers entering the series and a few familiar faces joining the L79 roster. Michael Gray, Trevor Malone, Tommy Rhyne and Ricky Hardin all with previous starts in the Lionheart IndyCar Series will all look for solid runs this year. Each driver with the exception of Gray has had between 1-3 starts in previous Retro seasons. Scott McClendon, Sam Crowe, Jason Bosse and Doyle Lowrace are scheduled to make their Retro Series debut at Homestead on March 19th.
2020 will see for the first time in league history (IndyCar or Retro) a true 50/50 road-oval split. The 18 round season will feature short ovals, super speedways as well as natural road courses as well as the roval configuration at Indianapolis.
The run to the 2020 championship begins at Miami Speeday. The time to make a statement is now. Who will be victorious this year?
Round 1 of the Lionheart Retro Series Presented by DMLC Racing Channel kicks off live Thursday March 19th,2020 at 9:35 pm CST on the iRacing eSports Network courtesy of the Global Sim Racing Channel.
Race Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVNkLUB1Qzc