Germain Racing Launches Germain Gaming to Compete for eNASCAR Heat Pro League Championship
May 22, 2019
Welcome, NC (May 22, 2019) – Germain Racing has officially launched Germain Gaming, a gaming club that will compete for the inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League (eNHPL) championship. In December, the Race Team Alliance, NASCAR and 704 Games announced the competitive gaming league that will be played on two different platforms, Xbox and PS4, throughout the 2019 race season.
Teams had the opportunity to study the potential competitors through various exhibition races and a collection of statistics to prepare for the eNHPL Draft that took place in early March. Each participating team gathered for the draft in ISM Raceway’s Victory Lane to pick their drivers for both Xbox and PS4.
With the second pick in the PS4 draft, driver Ty Dillon and Germain Racing selected Kyle Arnold (@Red4424). Th 32-year old Deputy Sheriff from Toccoa, Ga., will pilot the No. 13 GEICO Military Camaro ZL1 for Germain Gaming. Before he graduated from the Police Academy in 2009, Arnold took a shot at a career in NASCAR as a front-tire changer and a mechanic for Green Light Racing.
“Being selected by Germain Racing for the upcoming eNASCAR Heat Pro League season is still surreal to me,” said Arnold. “I’m really excited to represent GEICO in the GEICO Military Camaro ZL1 and get this year kicked off the right way.”
With the 13th pick in the Xbox draft, Dillon selected Jacob Kerr (@Rangersx32). Currently living in Stillwell, Kan., Kerr first went to a NASCAR race in 2008 at Texas Motor Speedway and has been hooked on the sport and playing NASCAR video games ever since. He will compete in the No. 13 GEICO Camaro ZL1 for Germain Gaming.
“I’m grateful to Ty Dillon and Germain Racing for selecting me to represent their team and GEICO in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League,” said Kerr. “I’m super excited to start racing and hopefully win some races for our Germain Gaming team. It’s going to be a great season.”
The first races of the 2019 eNHPL season will take place on Sunday afternoon before the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Each race will take place on a virtual CMS track. The races will be streamed on NASCAR’s Facebook and 704Games’ Twitch channel. Green flag for the Xbox race will be at 3:30 p.m. ET. The PlayStation 4 race is set to start at 4 p.m. ET.