Penultimate eNASCAR Heat Pro League Segment 2 round gears up

The penultimate race of Segment 2 in the eNASCAR Heat Pro League season will take place Thursday evening at a virtual Iowa Speedway

Penultimate eNASCAR Heat Pro League Segment 2 round gears up

From the high banks of Talladega to the short oval of Iowa, the eNASCAR Heat Pro League in association with Motorsport Games rolls on.

Fresh off their wins at the Alabama superspeedway, JTG Daugherty Throttlers pilot Justin Brooks (Xbox One) and Team Penske eSports driver Corey Rothgeb (Playstation 4) snagged pole position for their respective races tonight.

Brooks has already secured his place in the postseason with his Segment 1 performance, but remains a threat for wins every week.

Brooks' lap of 22.813s was just barely enough to top Luis Zaiter's 22.813s.

Only 0.001 seconds separated the two drivers. Championship leader Daniel Buttafuoco timed in third. Diego Alvarado and Brian Tedeschi rounded out the top-five.

Rothgeb, who currently leads the Segment 2 standings, ran a lap of 22.846s and was 0.039s quicker than Brandyn Gritton's 22.885s.

Mike Braas will start third after just missing out on the win at Talladega with Cody Giles filling out the second row. Kyle Arnold is looking to usurp Rothgeb's position atop the championship and will do so from fifth on the grid tonight.

Xbox Lineup:

Justin Brooks - 22.813s
Luis Zaiter - 22.813s
Daniel Buttafuoco - 22.882s
Diego Alvarado - 22.915s
Brian Tedeschin - 23.001s
Jose Ruiz - 23.015s
Slade Gravitt - 23.034s
Matthew Selby - 23.036s
Nick Walker - 23.104s
Tyler Dohar - 23.105s
Sam Morris - 23.108s
Jordan McGraw - 23.137s
Matthew Heale - 23.170s
Riley Ogle - 23.185s

PS4 Lineup:

Corey Rothgeb - 22.846s
Brandyn Gritton - 22.885s
Mike Braas - 22.938s
Cody Giles - 22.961s
Kyle Arnold - 22.975s
Maxwell Castro - 22.987s
Joey Stone - 22.988s
Josh Parker - 23.008s
Brandon Hanna - 23.035s
Josh Harbin - 23.039s
Joe Gornick - 23.045s
TJ McGowan - 23.056s
Nick Jobes - 23.117s
Jason Mitchell - N/A

This upcoming race will go green at 8pmEST/12am BST and will be streamed live on Motorsport.tv.

For more on the exciting world of Esports, check out Motorsport Games

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