CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After six days of qualifying, the starting grids have been set for the Podium eSports Southern 500 and the last-chance qualifier.

The top 35 qualifiers have locked themselves into the Southern 500, while the rest of the field will fight for the final eight starting spots via the last-chance qualifier (LCQ). The LCQ will be held at 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 2, and will run for 75 laps. There will be one attempt at a green-white-checker finish if needed. In-sim weather conditions will mirror those of the feature race, save for a 4:00 p.m. start time.

The starting grid for the first 35 positions of the Podium eSports Southern 500 is below:

Grid RowInside LineOutside Line
1Graham A. BowlinDerek Justis
2Matt BussaJustin Lisonbee
3Ryan A. HillTyler Dalton
4Jimmy MullisZack Novak
5Jason JacobyDaniel Faulkingham
6Trent RinglerNicholas Morse
7John TheodoreWilliam E Moore
8Adam DeBlasioChris Simard
9Kollin KeisterKeith Maiato
10Michael FenlasonJustin Faulkner
11Aaron Smith IISeth DeMerchant
12Parker BrookfieldBrett Punkari
13Josh Duffety WongGarrett Manes
14Raul Martinez3Collin Bowden
15Briar LaPraddChristian Pedersen
16Aaron RodgersTyler King
17Kenneth McCullough JrVicente Salas
18Dalton Cowden

The starting grid for the last chance qualifier is below:

1Josh LambertJoseph R Jones
2Josh BonwellColt Cecil
3John Taylor3Blake Griffith
4Patrick SheltonJustin Botelho
5Oliver CordellPaul Mulrain
6Dylan D ThomasAustin Edwards
7Thomas GrauJake Potak
8Matt KocherKeith Haney
9Bryson TomlinsonThomas Lewandowski
10Gerald CampbellSean Kalist
11Kyle UrbanikJordan Werth
12Daniel Jackson3Jordan Coren
13Tom MoranoJacob Bell
14Dave CoburnTyler L Jones
15Timothy Adams2Chris T Jones
16Will L DavisJason R Long
17Luis SalmasoMalik Ray

The Podium eSports Southern 500 will start at 6:00 p.m. ET on Sept. 2 and will be broadcast on the iRacing eSports Network.

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 For more information, visit

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