Competition in the PRL SK Racing TKM Continental Cup begins September 20, followed by the PRL iRacing Chevrolet Silverado Cup beginning September 26
JACKSONVILLE, FL, September 20, 2023 – Racing Prodigy™, a groundbreaking sports, entertainment, and media property, enters the home stretch toward Prodigy Week™ part 1 at Atlanta Motorsports Park with signups opening today for the sixth and seventh Prodigy Racing League™ (PRL™) esports tournaments held on the Street Kart Racing and iRacing platforms, respectively.
Beginning September 20, the free-to-enter TKM Continental Cup on Street Kart Racing will test mobile gaming racers with daily qualifiers through October 7. Racers can choose one of three tracks for qualifiers, with each track coming with a Racing Prodigy TKM kart optimized for that specific track. The three tracks are Todd Road (Melbourne, Australia), PF International (England), and Wackersdorf (Germany), and all will be featured in the tournament’s Main Event stages. The finals of the TKM Continental Cup will commence on Oct. 12 and end on Oct. 14. The winner will receive a Prodigy Pass™ – the “golden ticket” to an all-expense paid trip to compete in Radical SR1 race cars at Prodigy Week in Atlanta on Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and the opportunity to earn a paid racing contract. The PRL’s first tournament on Street Kart Racing saw tens of thousands of participants compete for the Prodigy Pass that ultimately went to Laurens Beerten of Belgium.
The Chevy Truck Cup on iRacing will kick off on September 26 with two Prodigy Passes up for grabs. Set at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, the PRL’s first tournament on an oval track, racers will compete using a Chevrolet Silverado. Following the time attack stage, the top 72 qualifiers from North and South America and Iceland, and the top 72 from Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe, east of Iceland, will advance to the Semi-Finals. Following three Semi-Final races in each region, the top 8 drivers will advance to their regional Final. The winner from each region will be awarded their own Prodigy Pass. The Semi-Finals and Finals will take place on Sunday, October 8, beginning at 8 AM EDT, and will be broadcast live on Racing Prodigy’s YouTube channel. Tournament entry is $4.95.
To be eligible to win the Chevy Truck Cup or TKM Continental Cup and qualify for Prodigy Week, racers must register at racingprodigy.com and meet all requirements.
In the lead up to Prodigy Week, Racing Prodigy has assembled racing experts to form Prodigy Search Committees, which will select Prodigy Pass winners from eligible participants from PRL tournaments. Those who qualify are able to submit completed questionnaires with video entries showcasing why they deserve to join the other Prodigy Pass winners in Atlanta. The first Prodigy Search Committee saw Aarav “Aarava” Amin (sim racing content creator and influencer), and Linus Lundqvist (Swedish IndyCar driver) select David Dalton Jr., a semifinalist from the first PRL race of the season. Two more committees of notable experts will convene to select three additional Prodigy Pass winners on Sept. 28 and Oct. 12.
In the fourth tournament of the season, the PRL RaceRoom Tatuus F4 Cup Challenge, Germany’s Marko Pejic locked up the Prodigy Pass. He will join David Dalton Jr. and the PRL X30 Miami Cup champion Laurens Beerten of Belgium, and PRL iRacing GR86 Cup winner Gustavo Ariel of Brazil at Prodigy Week part 1 in Atlanta with more passes to come.
Following the first Prodigy Week, Racing Prodigy plans to host a second Prodigy Week in early 2024 to bring Season 1 to a close, with an additional 38 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 paid contracts to compete in PRL’s first real-world racing series in the United States, to be launched in 2024.