Multi-discipline ‘Charlotte Circus’ will be next MotorSport New Zealand Esport event
With the nationwide extension of Alert Level 4 lockdown, MotorSport New Zealand will continue to build on its successful Esport Lockdown Challenge with its next series of events the ‘Charlotte Circus’.
Charlotte Motor Speedway, situated in Concord, North Carolina in the USA, is a versatile oval speedway that boasts nine different configurations. The Charlotte Circus event will be based solely at the speedway utilising the circuit’s NASCAR oval, World Rally Cross series track and roval course.
The first Charlotte Circus event will take place on Friday night. Competitors will line up in the JR Motorsport Street Stock for a series of races on the oval circuit. Designed as an entry-level oval race car, the Street Stocks provide close, entertaining and flat-out race from flag to flag.
Midday on Saturday competitors will swap bump drafting for joker laps with a rallycross event taking place on the World Rally Cross track. Drivers will have a choice of car with the Ford Fiesta RS, VW Beetle and Subaru WRX STI all on offer. The always exciting rallycross discipline will put on a spectacular display of mudslinging, door-banging, wheel-to-wheel action!
Sunday lunchtime will combine the highspeed oval with the twisty infield section track in a race on the roval. The roval circuit uses almost all of the 2.4km oval track as well as the new infield portion of the track to create a 17-turn 3.6km roval course. Drivers will line up in the same Indy Pro 2000 car that Kiwi racer Hunter McElrea competes in for a true sampling of American junior formula racing.
All three events will be broadcast live on MotorSport New Zealand’s Facebook, Youtube and Twitch accounts. Renowned commentator Craig ‘Sooty’ Lord will again be calling all the action.
Event details including entry forms and be found at: www.motorsport.org.nz/esport.