The penultimate round of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League championship takes center stage at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Wednesday night – and if the inaugural season is any indication of what’s to come, the race is sure to be a barn burner.
Six teams remain alive in the Playoffs, but only four will advance to the championship finale at ISM Raceway on Oct. 23. Team Penske Esports holds a commanding lead atop the standings, but everything’s in play behind them as the other five teams are separated by just five points.
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Team Penske Esports
It’s safe to say Team Penske is the only team sleeping well at night as they enter Homestead with a 17-point advantage over the cut line. While it’s still mathematically possible for them to miss the finale, don’t count on it. Both of their drivers have been staples of consistency, and even if one falters, the other should be able to carry the team to ISM Raceway.
Entering Homestead with only a four-point cushion, the winningest team in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League faces pressure for the first time this season. The masked drivers at Stewart-Haas Gaming are coming off mediocre runs at Las Vegas and Kansas and must refocus to keep their title hopes alive. They have the speed to advance, but it will all come down to execution in Wednesday night’s showdown.
Bridesmaid no longer! JR Motorsports is catching fire at the right time and making a serious run at the championship. Tyler Dohar enters Homestead fresh off his first career victory and teammate Jason Keffer continues to build strong result after strong result. The team enters the cutoff race only one point to the good, but momentum is on its side. That could be enough to propel the drivers to the finale at ISM Raceway.
Roush Fenway Gaming
An up-and-down season has Roush Fenway Gaming on the ropes and in serious danger of being knocked out. An abysmal stretch through the Playoffs has relegated Jack’s esports squad to the fourth and final transfer spot – tied on points with Leavine Family Gaming. Both drivers proved they can win throughout the preseason and regular season races, but it’s now or never to find the right gear and get back on track.
Leavine Family Gaming
Much like its MENCS counterpart, Leavine Family Gaming will not go away quietly. Josh Harbin aka ThAbEaR95 has scratched and clawed to keep the team’s playoff run alive – finishing no worse than second in the two previous races. However, the team enters Homestead below the cut line and Harbin will need serious help from teammate Nicholas Vroman if the team stands a chance at advancing.
The final team to advance to the Round of 6 is none other than Gibbs Gaming. The Toyota duo has led laps this season and battled for wins but have not slammed the door shut yet. While they only enter one point below the cut line, it’s time to make a statement. Go big or go home.
Who will advance and which two teams will be sent packing? It’s all at play for Wednesday night at 7:30 pm ET on eNASCAR.com.