MORE COVERAGE COMING FOR THE LIONHEART RACING SERIES

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LIONHEART RACING SERIES TEAMS WITH SIMSPORTNEWS FOR EXTENDED COVERAGE IN 2018

The Lionheart Racing Series, home to two of the most decorated open-wheel fixed racing leagues using the iRacing.com software, announced a partnership with SIMSPORTNews today.

SIMSPORTNews is the leader in coverage of iRacing.com-based leagues. Lead editor and Formula Ford mechanic Jacob Tofts announced the partnership along with Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo.

“I am keen to work with Lionheart,” Tofts said. “I look forward to providing coverage of both championships in the months to come.”

The Lionheart Racing Series is home to both the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment, as well as the Lionheart Retro Series presented by HPP Simulation.

Both series will run full seasons starting in March and ending in December, with over 40 members vying for the win in each series.

“This is just more exposure for our great drivers, who really deserve a ton of credit,” Anzaldo said. “Lionheart keeps growing and is now getting recognition around the world, all because we have the best drivers and teams and amazing partners coming on to help. SIMSPORTNews will allow our races to be followed by even more fans of sim racing now.”

For more information on the Lionheart Racing Series, visit www. http://simsportnews.com/

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ANOTHER MAJOR SPONSORSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT FOR LIONHEART

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HPP SIMULATION RETURNS FOR SECOND SEASON WITH LIONHEART

The Lionheart Racing Series and HPP Simulation are expanding their partnership heading into the 2018 season. The announcement came from Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo and HPP Simulation’s Mark Hargett.

“This is an amazing partnership,” Anzaldo said. “HPP Simulation has the highest quality sim products and Mark’s commitment to our league last year helped propel Lionheart to the next level. For him to come back even bigger in 2018 means the world to us, and further confirms our thoughts that Lionheart has the best league members on iRacing.”

As part of the partnership, HPP Simulation takes over title sponsorship of the Lionheart Retro Series. Entering its second year, the Lionheart Retro Series presented by HPP Simulation features the Lotus L79 on various oval and road courses across the world, simulating the glory days of Indy-style racing.

“This is a natural fit for HPP Simulation,” Hargett said. “Especially with Lionheart’s homage to Dan Wheldon, and my past, having had some of my machined parts utilized on one of his cars. We’re proud to have the Lionheart Retro Series be presented by HPP Simulation.”

HPP Simulation is increasing its rewards for the champions of Lionheart. The Lionheart Retro Series presented by HPP Simulation champion will take home a set of HPP PRX 3 SE pedals. The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment champion will capture the brand new, HSW-F formula wheel.

Combined, the two prizes are worth nearly $2,800.

The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment is set to begin its season on Wednesday, March 14 with the Lionheart All-Star Race. All IndyCar events take place on Wednesdays.

The Lionheart Retro Series presented by HPP Simulation will host its inaugural All-Star event on Thursday, March 8. All Retro events will run on Thursdays.

All Lionheart Racing Series events can be seen live on the Global SimRacing Channel, the official broadcast partner of the Lionheart Racing Series. All broadcasts start at 10:35 p.m. EST

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

First Medical returns for a third season as the title sponsor for the Lionheart Indycar Series.

The Lionheart Racing Series and First Medical Equipment announced today a renewal of a partnership between the Iowa-based medical supply company and the premier fixed-setup IndyCar league on iRacing.

For the third year, the Lionheart IndyCar Series will be presented by First Medical Equipment.

“First Medical is proud to be returning as the series sponsor for 2018,” said First Medical’s Brandon Limkemann, a driver in the series. “The dedication and hardwork of the team and the excitement of the series is second to none and only continues to excel.”

First Medical Equipment debuted as title sponsor in 2016, helping propel the Lionheart IndyCar Series to over 100 members, and allowing the league to expand with the Lionheart Retro Series.

The partnership allows for the Lionheart series to hand out over $2,000 in prize money, on top of other physical prizes awarded by series partners.

“First Medical Equipment has been everything we could have hoped for and more as a partner,” Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo said. “I never imagined we’d grow to this size, but Brandon’s belief in our series and our team has allowed us to take this league to the next level.”

Limkemann said the vision of the series and the expanded partners is what brings First Medical Equipment back every year.

“The plans and sponsors for the 18 season look to be the most lucrative yet,” Limkemann said. “There will no doubt be some strife for that extra edge wherever teams can find it!”

The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment is slated for a 24 race season, plus the annual Lionheart All-Star Race. Every Lionheart event can be seen live on the Global SimRacing Channel, with an expanded broadcast set for 2018, starting at 10:35 p.m. EST.

Season six gets underway Wednesday, March 28, at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The season concludes December 19 at Auto Club Speedway.

For more information on the Lionheart Racing Series and its leagues, the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment or the Lionheart Retro Series, visit http://www.LionheartRacingSeries.com.

MCCLENDON TOP OTIS AT THE TWIN RING

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SCOTT MCCLENDON WINS IN CLOSEST FINISH OF THE SEASON

  The Lionheart Challenge Series stayed in Japan and made the 7 hour trip from Suzuka to the oval of  Twin Ring Motegi!  Andrew Kinsella took the pole and led the field to the green flag, but the pack racing nature of the Nissan meant that the lead was swapped before they made it back to the line!

The first caution of the day came out on lap 3 when Jake Wright lost the rear end in turn 3.  Turn 3 and 4 proved to be challenging for drivers as Wright spin was only the first of several spins to occur during the course of the race.

The final caution of the race ended on lap 56, giving drivers an 11 lap shootout to the end.  Scott McClendon made another great run from deep in the field, making his way all the way up to the front duke it out with Ryan Otis for the win!

McClendon would fight with Otis out of turn 4 and just narrowly beat him to the line in what is the closest finish the season has seen so far!  Otis would come home second, only 00.015 behind McClendon!  Ron Hacker would find him self on the podium in third!  Mitchell Mohler would come home fourth!  And Brian Beard would round out the top five!

Next week the challenge series heads back to the states to run their Corvette C.6s at the road course of Daytona!   

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MORE SPONSORSHIPS COMING ON BOARD IN THE LIONHEART RACING SERIES

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LIONHEART 2018 SEASON PRIZE POOL GROWS WITH VIVA MOTORSPORT PARTNERSHIP

The Lionheart Racing Series, home to the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment and the Lionheart Retro Series on iRacing.com, has partnered with Viva Motorsport, a cutting-edge home décor company specializing in motorsports-themed items, growing the largest prize pool in league history for the 2018 season.

Viva Motorsport founder Jennifer Harrington and Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo made the announcement this week.

“Viva Motorsport offers some of the coolest racing-themed items I’ve seen,” Anzaldo said. “Many of the tracks featured on Viva Motorsport products are used in various Lionheart events. Our members are going to love how personal Jennifer’s stuff is.”

Viva Motorsport currently offers etched pint beer and wine glasses, decals and coasters, featuring some of the most recognizable circuits and car companies in the world.

“Every product – ‘carbon-fiber’ tile coasters, etched wine and pint glasses, and more – is crafted with care and love through all of its stages of production,” Harrington said. “Everything is designed with the motorsport enthusiast in mind, and everything undergoes testing before it’s launched to ensure that the product is worthwhile and durable.”

Harrington is a lifelong motorsports fan, and saw a natural fit partnering with Lionheart to help each other grow.

As a result, the winner of each Triple Crown race in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment – Indianapolis, Pocono and Auto Club – will receive a set of five track decals. The champion of the series will receive a set of custom track drink coasters.

Viva Motorsport is also offering fans of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment and the Lionheart Retro Series a 10 percent discount on orders, using the promo code LIONHEART.

A direct link to purchase items at a discount can be found here: VivaMotorsport.etsy.com.

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LIONHEART SERIES GETS MORE SPONSORSHIPS

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LIONHEART PARTNERS WITH CLIPPING THAT APEX FOR 2018

The Lionheart Racing Series announced today a landmark partnership with Clipping That Apex, the premier place for custom racing artwork.

Lionheart founder Jorge Anzaldo and Clipping That Apex founder Scott MacKenzie made the announcement as MacKenzie continues work on a one-of-a-kind, custom piece of art celebrating the life of Lionheart member and admin Patrick Taylor, who lost his life suddenly in August, 2017.

“I read the memorial page on the Lionheart website and I was taken aback by all of the wonderful words the members had to say about Patrick,” MacKenzie said. “He sounds like an amazing person and I understand why his passing left such an impact on the league.”

The custom artwork, which depicts Taylor’s No. 81 DW12 at Imola, will be awarded to the winner of the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment Indianapolis 500, set for Sunday, July 15.

“Patrick was the heart and soul of our league, and this is an incredible way to honor his legacy,” Anzaldo said. “We can’t thank Scott and Clipping That Apex enough. I’m a fan of his work, and I’m excited to have developed a relationship with them.”

Prints of the custom 18” x 24” artwork will be available for purchase as well, limited to 81 to honor Taylor.

The partnership between Clipping That Apex, your home for custom motorsports art, and Lionheart, expands to include several pieces of custom artwork; second and third place in the Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment Indianapolis 500, as well as the Lionheart Retro Series finale at Auto Club Speedway podium, will each receive custom work.

The Retro Series team champions will also win $20 gift cards to use on Clipping That Apex art.

Clipping That Apex is also offering 15 percent discounts (promo code: LIONHEART18) for league members and fans, to be used on any limited series prints at www.ClippingThatApex.com.

The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment runs on Wednesday’s, starting with the Season 6 All-Star Race on March 14. The Lionheart Retro Series gets underway with its first All-Star Race March 8. All Lionheart events are broadcasted on the Global SimRacing Channel, with broadcasts starting at 10:35 p.m. EST.

RYAN OTIS GETS BACK ON THE WINNING TRACK

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