Getting to know Road to Pro: Blaze Crawford
Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, we will be profiling and featuring drivers that can be seen on the Road to Pro Qualifying series broadcasts on the Podium eSports Twitch channel. We hope you enjoy reading these and learning about the drivers. This time we have sat down with Blaze Crawford. You can view all of our Getting to Know profiles on this page.
What was the first racing game you ever played?
The first game I ever played was NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona on the PlayStation 2.
When did you first discover iRacing and what got you hooked?
I discovered iRacing in early 2016 and immediately became hooked. Once I realized how advanced iRacing was compared to any other racing game available to play, I knew I wanted to play it. I only casually played iRacing until 2020, when I began to discover the competitive scene.
How did you get connected with your current team that’s assisting you in Road to Pro?
In early 2021, I decided to start my own team with a few close friends called “Unattached”. I then began to learn setup building and started turning some heads after a few strong performances by myself and my teammates. Therefore, in the summer of Summer 2021, I was picked up after a good friend of mine, Donovan Strauss vouched for me to join Elliott Sadler Esports.
Who is your favorite race car driver? And why?
Joey Logano. I became a fan after the 2014 Championship race when he first made the final 4 and have been a huge fan ever since.
If you could go to any racetrack and watch a race live, where would you want to go?
I would love to go to Bristol or Martinsville. I have only been to 1.5 mile race tracks or bigger and would love to go to a short track race.
What is a skill or talent that you have that not many people know about?
I have a good bit of real-life racing experience with running Legend cars in the Southeast for several years. I had a lot of success before ultimately hanging it up in 2020.
For anyone watching you race, who wants to end up where you are, what advice do you have for them?
Enjoy the moment. Find what you’re truly passionate about and put the time in and the results will come.