CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Podium eSports has changed the qualifying procedure for the Podium eSports Southern 500 that will take place on September 2.

Instead of six heat races, there will be six qualifying sessions held throughout the week. There will be one qualifying session per night between August 26-31. These qualifying sessions will begin at 9 p.m. ET and run for two hours. All qualifying sessions will have a fixed track state and setup.

Drivers that are already registered for the Southern 500 can post times in as many of the qualifying sessions as they wish. A driver’s best time will be taken from these six qualifying sessions, and 35 drivers will lock themselves into the Southern 500 off of their qualifying time. 

The final eight starting positions will be determined by a last chance qualifier, to be held before the feature race on September 2. All drivers who are not in the top 35 after qualifying or register after August 31 will compete in the last chance qualifier. Refunds will only be offered until Midnight tonight (8/26/19) to those who do not like or cannot run in the changed event.

The Southern 500 costs $35 to enter. The registration form and the event rulebook are available at https://www.podiumesports.com/southern-500/.

About Podium eSports
Podium eSports, home of the best competition in sim racing, launched in January 2019. As one of the only companies in sim racing to combine its competition and broadcast divisions, Podium is uniquely positioned to transform sim racing in the world of esports and help sim racing realize its full commercial potential. In addition to administering its own series, Podium has partnered with the Porsche Club of America and the CARS Tour to develop the CARS eSport Tour and the Porsche Club of America Sim Racing Series. Podium eSports races are broadcast live on the Podium eSports Network, which can be found at twitch.tv/podiumesports. For more information, visit www.podiumesports.com.  

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