Jim Beaver eSports

Introducing Jim Beaver eSports

Jim Beaver eSports is the official online gaming team of Jim Beaver and the Down and Dirty Show Powered By Polaris RZR. The team was launched in July 2019 to compete in the eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series, and expanded in October 2019 with the acquisition of Reignition Esport to compete in other iRacing World Championships.

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eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series

The eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series enters its 10th season in 2019. This 18-race championship pits 40 of the world’s best iRacers against one another for championship prizes totaling over $100,000. The series features entries from top real-world NASCAR teams like Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush Fenway Racing, media personalities like Steve Letarte and Parker Kligerman, and top eSports organizations like G2 Esports and Renegades.

Jim Beaver eSports has selected drivers Michael Guariglia and Eric J Smith to represent the team in 2019. Both Guariglia and Smith qualified for the 2019 championship through the iRacing NASCAR Pro Series in 2018. The team made its debut at Kentucky Speedway on July 9.

All eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series events can be streamed live on the iRacing eSports Network on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube. Be sure to watch and root for our drivers!

2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series Schedule

Rounds Date Track
Round 1 February 12th Daytona International Speedway
Round 2 February 26th Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Round 3 March 12th Auto Club Speedway
Round 4 March 26th Texas Motor Speedway
Round 5 April 9th Richmond Raceway
Round 6 April 23rd Talladega Superspeedway
Round 7 May 7th Kansas Speedway
Round 8 May 21st Charlotte Motor Speedway
Round 9 June 11th Sonoma Raceway
Round 10 June 25th Chicagoland Speedway
Round 11 July 9th Kentucky Speedway
Round 12 July 23rd Pocono Raceway
Round 13 August 6th Michigan International Speedway
Round 14 August 20th Bristol Motor Speedway
Playoff Round 1 August 27th Darlington Raceway
Playoff Round 2 September 10th Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Playoff Round 3 September 24th Charlotte Roval
Season Finale October 8th Homestead-Miami

Meet Michael Guariglia

I am a 21-year-old college student at UNC-Charlotte majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Journalism. My goal is to become a journalist/photographer/writer for racing, mainly focused on NASCAR. I am originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and I lived there for 10 years. My family moved up to Siler City, North Carolina to move closer to family in the region. I got into racing at the age of five and have been hooked ever since. I try to follow as many series as possible; such as F1, NASCAR and IndyCar. I started playing racing games with NASCAR 2005: Chase for The Cup. Following EA’s departure from the racing scene, I didn’t have interest in any other racing titles until I found iRacing in 2015. I started out on a laptop and controller for my first year and moved to a gaming computer and wheel, which I am still on since I moved over. I have come close to making the PEAK Antifreeze Series the previous two seasons, finishing in the top 30 in overall points each year. This season, it all came together as I finished 8th in the standings to propel myself into the series.

Meet Eric Smith

I’m a Senior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte studying Mechanical Engineering. I plan on graduating next May and starting my career as an engineer in motorsports – whether that be in aerodynamics, chassis/suspension work, shock work, setup engineering, race engineering, etc.. I am originally from Joliet, IL (shoutout to Chicagoland Speedway) and moved to North Carolina in 2016 to chase the engineering dream. I grew up sim racing with my dad and only began to take it seriously in 2014 when we were looking for an alternative to the old Papyrus games. A few years later and I qualified for my rookie season, went out and won the third race I started in!

2019 eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series Results

Track Michael Guariglia Eric Smith
Daytona Started: 27th // Finished: 33rd Started: 33rd // Finished: 20th
Las Vegas Started: 34th // Finished: 31st Started: 32nd // Finished: 24th
Auto Club Started: 35th // Finished: 32nd Started: 31st // Finished: 1st
Texas Started: 20th // Finished: 19th Started: 30th // Finished: 33rd
Richmond Started: 26th // Finished: 23rd Started: 16th // Finished: 34th
Talladega Started: 22nd // Finished: 11th Started: 14th // Finished: 31st
Kansas Started: 30th // Finished: 20th Started: 37th // Finished: 40th
Charlotte Started: 5th // Finished: 9th Started: DNS // Finished: DNS
Sonoma Started: 28th // Finished: 21st Started: 37th // Finished: 22nd
Chicagoland Started: 25th // Finished: 18th Started: 36th // Finished: 31st
Kentucky Started: 8th // Finished: 16th Started: 27th // Finished: 28th
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