CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was a race to remember, straight from NASCAR Productions in Charlotte, North Carolina where the inaugural eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship race commenced.
After an exciting race on both consoles, No. 25 driver Nick Jobes claimed a sixth-place result with his teammate Sam Morris taking his No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to eighth.
Stewart-Haas Gaming captured the championship title.
First up was the PlayStation4 gamer Nick Jobes. After he took the green flag in seventh, he raced his way to a sixth-place position. Ten laps into the race, he made his way into the top five. After 13 laps on the track, the driver brought his Chevrolet to pit road for fresh tires and fuel, then returned to the track in 10th. He quickly made his way through traffic, jumping to seventh with 48 laps to go.
After drivers made green-flag stops, Jobes moved his way up to fourth as he looked to chase down the leaders. Using pit strategy to hold on for a few more laps, the No. 25 driver made his way back up to fourth before getting shuffled back in traffic. When the checkered flag waved, Jobes finished his final race of the season in sixth.
Next to race on the Xbox One console was Morris who rolled off in eighth. When the field went green, the driver quickly jumped ahead of his competitors to land in fourth. The No. 5 Chevy then made its way to pit road for tires and fuel. After green-flag stops cycled through, Morris made his way up to sixth, then shortly after, back to the fourth position.
With 40 laps remaining, an on-track incident brought out the yellow flag. Thankfully, the No. 5 driver was not involved and was able to go green in fifth. After losing the pack, he dropped to 12th. A caution with 25 laps left brought the No. 5 Chevy to fourth. He was catching up to the leaders until traffic sent him back to 10th with 12 laps remaining in the event. With seven laps to go, the driver was in 12th. Ultimately, Morris was able to dodge a late-race incident to bring home an eighth-place result.