General Tire eShort Course World Cup presented by Fistful of Bourbon Airs This Sunday on CBS Sports Network
Tune in at 1PM ET to watch virtual Pro 2 and Pro 4 trucks
compete on iRacing at Wild West and Crandon
For the first time, the General Tire eShort Course World Cup presented by Fistful of Bourbon brings its high-flying mix of real-world and sim racing all-stars to television this weekend. The two-racing short course off-road event, run on the iRacing platform and organized by Jim Beaver eSports, will air on Sunday, February 14 at 1PM ET/10AM PT on the CBS Sports Network.
“We’re incredibly excited to bring the General Tire eShort Course World Cup presented by Fistful of Bourbon to national television for the first time this weekend,” said Jim Beaver, nationally syndicated radio host, off-road racer, and Jim Beaver eSports owner. “With the help of our partners at CBS Sports and iRacing, this year’s event was one of the most exciting races we’ve ever put on, and Sunday’s broadcast reflects that. We’ve got an impressive lineup of both real racing superstars and some of the fastest sim racers in the world, so I can’t wait to watch all the action!”
The 28 drivers of the eShort Course World Cup represent everything from world-class motorsport to the fastest off-road sim racers in the world. Action sports legends Travis Pastrana and Bucky Lasek, NASCAR champion Greg Biffle, NHRA legend Ron Capps, Baja 1000 winners Alan and Rodrigo Ampudia, and short course standout Ronnie Anderson are joined by top sim racers like Cam Petersen, Josh Edmundson, Josh Fox, and Brandyn Proudfoot. Bridging the gap between them are select drivers who stand out in both the real and virtual worlds, from NASCAR stars Landon Cassill and Parker Kligerman to short course up-and-comers Luke Knupp, Connor Barry, and Holden Heitritter.
The unique event features two races, with Pro 2 trucks visiting Wild West Motorsports Park and Pro 4 trucks traveling to Crandon International Raceway. Each final grid was set by two heat races and a full-field inversion, leading to countless passing opportunities, full-contact moments, and chaotic finishes. The broadcast features the commentary crew of Evan Posocco, Beaver, and Tiffany Stone, and was produced by the same crew at iRacing that brought virtual NASCAR, IndyCar, and World of Outlaws races to television last spring in the midst of a pause in real-world racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Future Jim Beaver eSports events will be announced in the coming months. For more information on Jim Beaver eSports, follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.jimbeaveresports.com. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.
About Jim Beaver
Jim Beaver is a professional off-road racer, nationally syndicated radio host, and TV personality. A 3rd generation race car driver who is currently competing in off-road’s premier Trick Truck division as well as being a factory Polaris RZR driver in the Polaris RZR Star Car. His radio show, the Down & Dirty Radio Show Powered by Polaris RZR, is the #1 motorsports radio show in the United States on iTunes, and is syndicated to 200 AM/FM networks domestically and available internationally on the American Forces Network. He has been instrumental in pushing off-road and action motorsports to mainstream America through various television, radio, print, and online appearances while actively competing in and covering the events. He can be followed online at @JimBeaver15 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. More information on the Down & Dirty Radio Show can be found at www.DownAndDirtyShow.com, or by following @DownAndDirtyShow on Instagram.