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National Series Drivers to Compete against Stafford Drivers on iRacing in LiUNA! 100: Grand National Tour, Wednesday, April 29th

(Stafford Springs, CT)–-More iRacing is coming to eStafford Speedway Wednesday, April 29th. The LiUNA! 100 presented by Truex Management Group and Burton Klingerman eSports will feature local Stafford Speedway drivers and iRacers against a long list of drivers from the NASCAR national series. The 100 lap event will be run with ARCA (formerly K&N) cars using fixed setups.

The story line is unique to sim racing, Stafford Speedway drivers to square off against some of the top talent in NASCAR on their home turf. Mike Christopher, Teddy Hodgdon, Bryan Narducci, and more will face off with Corey Lajoie, Landon Cassil, Brett Moffit, Ryan Truex, Tyler Ankrum, Todd Gilliand, Ty Gibbs and more. Also in the field are Garrett Smithley and Timmy Hill, two cup drivers that have proven to be two of the top iRacers in the country.

“We’re very excited to see the Grand National Tour race at Stafford Speedway for the LiUNA! 100,” explained Tony Mangini of Truex Management Group.  “We fully expect to see the same awesome racing in the virtual world as we do at Stafford Speedway in the real world. Thank you to Paul [Arute] and his team for all their help to make this event a success.”

The LiUNA! 100 will be broadcast live on the Stafford Speedway YouTube channel and also on NBC Track Pass. Qualifying starts Wednesday, April 29th at 8:30pm with the feature event scheduled to roll off around 9:00pm. 

“Truex Management group has put this series together to support the local short tracks” explained Paul Arute of Stafford Speedway. “We can’t thank them enough for featuring eStafford Speedway. We’ve run a total of 4 iRacing events so far and we pulled out some of the top finishers to run in the LiUNA! 100. It’s going to be really cool to see some of our local drivers and top iRacers square off with some drivers from the National series on the virtual half-mile.”

Wednesday nights event is brought to you by LiUNA! and Grand National Trading Company. LiUNA!, the Laborers’ International Union of North America is a partner of the Truex Management Group and a sponsor of Tyler Ankrum in the NASCAR Truck Series. For more information on LiUNA! visit www.liuna.org/about. Grand National Trading Company is a lifestyle brand featuring products paying “tribute to where badass racing began”. For more information or to order apparel visit grandnationaltradingco.com.

Stafford Speedway’s weekly iRacing series presented by All Phases Renovations will also return this Friday at 7pm. This week competitors will be tested running a 60 lap Late Model feature. Kyle Souza, a transfer from the Wednesday night Prelim Race presented by Horton Group, barnstormed to grab last week’s Street Stock win. To catch the replay of last week’s event please visit our YouTube channel.

Stafford Speedway Drivers Scheduled to Compete in the LiUNA! 100:

Bryan Narducci – SK Modified® Rookie

Cassandra Cole – SK Light driver

Dylan Izzo – SK Modified® driver

George Bessette, Jr. – SK Light Rookie, Street Stock Champion

Glen Reen – Multi-time SK Modified® winner

Matt Swanson – Open and Tour Modified Driver

Michael Christopher, Jr. – Multi-time SK Modified® winner

Peter Bennett – SK Light Modified Rookie

Teddy Hodgdon – 2019 SK Light Champion, SK Modified® Rookie

Travis Hydar – Multi-time Street Stock winner

Troy Talman – SK Modified® driver

Andrew Molleur – SK Modified® driver

Matthew Kimball – Winner of eStafford Speedway’s 2nd iRace 

Ryan Blanchard – Podium in both eStafford Speedway starts

Select National Series Drivers Scheduled to Compete in the LiUNA! 100:

Corey Lajoie – Cup Series driver

Brett Moffit – 2018 Truck Series Champion

Landon Cassil – Cup/Xfinity Series driver

Timmy Hill – Cup Series driver, iRacing Cup winner

Garrett Smithley – Cup Series driver

Tyler Ankrum – Truck Series driver

Ryan Truex – Truck Series driver

Harrison Burton – Xfinity Series driver

Todd Gilliand  – Truck Series driver

Ty Gibbs – Truck Series driver

DJ Kennington – Cup Series driver

Christian Eckes – Truck Series driver

Raphael Lessard – Truck Series driver

And more 

Contact: Paul Arute