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15 April 2020 | News

Wildcard entries increases carsales ARG eSports Cup grid to 43

Three extra entries will be added to the carsales ARG eSports Cup grid for Round 3 of the series at Watkins Glen this Thursday evening.

Encouraging demand from Australian Racing Group competitors has seen the organisation open up a qualifying race before the main show, with the top three drivers going through to the main race.

It will mean a strong total entry list of 43 cars.

The wildcard race will be held at 7pm AEST tonight, including a 15 minute qualifying session and one 20 minute race.

The ‘do-or-die’ nature of the wildcard race will feature strict driving standards, with any driver infringement incurring instant disqualification.

The format will continue for the remaining eight rounds of the carsales ARG eSports Cup. ARG is anticipating over 20 cars to enter the first wildcard race.

ARG CEO Matt Braid is pleased to open up the entries and include the wildcard races.

“The amount of interest that we are receiving to be involved is really encouraging,” said Braid.

“We’ll start this week with three extra entries, and we’ll review that number moving forward, but for now it will make for another exciting element of the carsales ARG Cup.

“Last week’s racing was very entertaining, and on the Watkins Glen circuit, we feel that there’s going to be a great night of racing action.”

The carsales ARG eSport Cup features drivers from racing categories such as TCR Australia, TCR New Zealand, S5000, Touring Car Masters, V8 Touring Cars and Trans Am.

TCR Australia driver Dylan O’Keeffe currently leads the drivers standings ahead of former British Touring Car champion Ash Sutton and Trans Am ace Nathan Herne.

Round 3 of the carsales ARG eSports Cup will again feature the Audi RS 3 LMS and will be run at the famous American road course Watkins Glen. The broadcast will be seen live on YouTube and Facebook and starts at 8pm AEST this Thursday.

See below for a lap of the Watkins Glen circuit with Garth Tander.