Wood Brothers, Penske win first eNASCAR Heat Pro League event
Slade Gravitt and Brian Tedeschi score inaugural wins in the season opener of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League season at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
One driver dominated while the other survived a wild race to score victories in the Playstation 4 and Xbox divisions, respectively, to kickoff an historic season for NASCAR and eSports.
In the Playstation 4 division, Gravitt (sladeg84) showed everyone why he was the first overall pick in the Playstation 4 draft by Wood Brothers Gaming with his performance. He quickly moved into the lead and was able to hold off numerous challengers for the win in the 40-lap race.
The race was a caution-filled affair with the native of Cumming, Ga., able to stay cool and not let his emotions get the best of him on the final restart of the race.
“It means a lot to be able to get this win for Wood Brothers Gaming and our sponsor Spin in this first race,” said Gravitt. “I was really nervous before the start of the race but it’s a great feeling to be able to get the victory in the first race of the season.
“I just want to thank Jon Wood and everyone at Wood Brothers Gaming for taking a chance on me.”
Leavine Family Gaming Josh Harbin, (ThAbEaR_95) was a close second with Team Penske Esports driver Corey Rothgeb (Pennzoil2) third.
Watch Playstation highlights HERE.
Playstation4 Results Graphic
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In the Xbox division it was a matter of survival in another caution-filled event. In the end, it was Team Penske Esports driver Tedeschi (ShellVPower22) who was all smiles.
Tedeschi was one of several leaders and was able to make a pass for the lead late in the race and hold on to give Team Penske bragging rights for winning the first race in the history of the league.
“Definitely a wild race with all the wrecks and cautions,” said Tedeschi. “It was great racing everyone and our No. 22 Shell V Power Mustang was very good and it’s great to be able to get the first win of the season.
“(Team Penske) won the Indy 500 and now we can add this win to our weekend. It’ll be fun racing with these great drivers this season.”
JR Motorsports driver Tyler Dohar (JRM Dohar88) was second with Justin Brooks (mrTRACKBAR33) coming home third for JR Motorsports.
Watch Xbox highlights HERE.
Xbox Results Graphic
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In the overall points standings Team Penske Esports used the win and third-place finish in both races to take the lead with 78 points. Wood Brothers Gaming is third with 73 points with JR Motorsports and Petty Esports tied for third with 70 each.
From the editor, also read:
eNASCAR Heat Pro League Race Results & Points Standings
Charlotte Motor Speedway Race 1 May 26, 2019
Pos / Team / Points
1. Team Penske Esports - 78
2. Wood Brothers Gaming - 73
3. JR Motorsports - 70
4. Petty Esports - 70
5. Gibbs Gaming - 69
6. Germain Gaming - 69
7. Leavine Family Gaming - 69
8. RCR Esports - 67
9. JTG Daugherty Throttlers - 65
10. Stewart Haas Gaming - 64
11. GoFas Gaming - 64
12. Roush-Fenway Gaming - 63
13. Hendrick Motorsports GC - 61
14. Chip Ganassi Gaming - 56
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