Lancaster partners with local NASCAR iRacing Driver Tyler Marble
LANCASTER, N.Y. (July 23, 2018) – Lancaster National Speedway and Team Marble Racing have entered a two-year agreement with local iRacing driver Tyler Marble.
Marble, 15, has been competing in multiple levels of iRacing and is currently in a playoff position in the NASCAR Ignite Youth Series, presented by iRacing.com.
The Ignite Series is officially sanctioned by NASCAR for iRacers in the 13-16 age group. NASCAR and iRacing.com created the series to help young drivers in the racing simulation series. One such driver today who has taken his skills from the iRacing Series and actually turned into an on-track career in NASCAR is William Byron, driver of the No. 24 Monster Energy Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports.
“This series has gone from a hobby with drivers from all over the country to a sanctioned, sponsored and respected method for racing,” said Tim Packman, Track President for Lancaster. “NASCAR drivers such as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart still compete in iRacing, even though they are no longer full-time active drivers in NASCAR.
“Tyler has been doing this for a few years and the results are starting to show in his rankings. When Team Marble approached the track and showed us his skill level, we were interested because of that and his local connection.
“It also helps they designed their cars to carry the Lancaster colors and logos on their cars. Two local racing entities on a national stage like iRacing is great for everyone.”
What is iRacing? Iracing.com is a computer-based racing simulation. It allows participants to race drivers from all across the world. iRacing offers many types of competition on the NASCAR, Dirt, Road and Rally Cross Series.
Tyler Marble is currently in playoff contention for the Ignite Series championship that begins on August 25 at New Smyrna Speedway. You can follow Tyler’s progress at Team Marble iRacing on Facebook.
For anyone interested in becoming an iRacing driver, they offer a 40% discount for new members and also have a $99 Ignite Series promotion that expires July 30. The promo includes a one-year subscription and 10 extra tracks.
Visit the Team Marble iRacing facebook page for further assistance on how to join
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