The world’s first e2Real sports league races into mobile gaming to deliver on its mission to make motorsports accessible for everyone
First Prodigy Pass winner will be awarded on July 2 at the conclusion of the PRL iRacing GR86 Cup Open Challenge
JACKSONVILLE, FL, June 28, 2023 – Racing Prodigy™, a groundbreaking sports, entertainment, and media property, today announced the second tournament of season 1 of the Prodigy Racing League™ (PRL™) will be in partnership with Street Kart Racing, offering mobile iOS gamers the opportunity to race cars on a real track. The PRL SK Racing X30 Miami Cup will begin on Saturday, July 1 and will be the e2Real™ sports league’s first mobile simulation competition. Street Kart Racing will make the game free to play throughout the entire tournament to also support Racing Prodigy’s mission to make motorsports more accessible.
The PRL X30 Miami Cup will challenge sim racers with daily qualifiers through July 22 in its global search for racing prodigies. To be eligible to participate in the PRL X30 Miami Cup, racers must register at www.RacingProdigy.com, and be at least 13 years old by the final day of daily qualifiers.
Street Kart Racing is one of four game titles, along with iRacing, rFactor 2, and RaceRoom, that have joined Racing Prodigy for 12 PRL events running into October. Tournament winners and other top performers will be awarded a Prodigy Pass™, the ‘golden ticket of motorsports,’ to compete in real Radical SR1 race cars at Prodigy Week™. The event will be hosted from October 30 to November 1 at Atlanta Motorsports Park, providing each racer with expert instruction on racing technique, fitness, and communication.
The first tournament of season 1 – the PRL iRacing GR86 Cup Open Challenge – concludes on July 2 and will celebrate the first Prodigy Pass winner. Fans can tune in on Racing Prodigy’s Twitch channel July 1 and July 2 at 1pm EDT each day to catch the semi-finals and final. The tournament has attracted sim racers from 65+ countries, including the U.S., Australia, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Guatemala, Lebanon, Nepal, and South Korea to name a few.
Racing Prodigy’s CEO David Cook is excited for the mobile racers of Street Kart Racing to show their skills over the course of the tournament. “The precision, timing and coordination it takes to be successful at Street Kart Racing on mobile are absolutely transferable traits these top racers can take with them to the race track in real life and build upon,” remarked Cook. “We are building the PRL to make motorsports more accessible through esports to reduce the financial barriers and level the playing field to enable millions to pursue their dreams.”
“We’re delighted to be able to partner with Racing Prodigy,” said Ross Jones of Street Kart Racing, Co-Founder of Fat Cigar Productions LTD. “Together, we are providing mobile sim racers with just an iPhone the opportunity to train and compete in real-world racing, with the hope of fulfilling their dream of one day having a career as a professional racing driver. By playing Street Kart Racing and entering the Racing Prodigy competition, if you’ve got the talent and an iPhone, now you’ve got that chance.”
Following the first Prodigy Week, Racing Prodigy plans to host a second Prodigy Week in early 2024 with an additional 35 Prodigy Pass winners, creating a pool of 50 of the world’s most talented drivers from which PRL teams will draft. The plan is for those drafted to receive a paid contract to compete in PRL’s first real-world racing series in the United States, to be launched in 2024.