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Screen to Speed: Esports Racing for Women

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15 women from North America and Europe have qualified for a chance to win a real world racing test. Check out the Screen to Speed tournament from Las Vegas this weekend.

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After online qualifiers ran from December to February, the Screen to Speed competition has its top 15 qualifiers who will race onsite at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway the day before the Pennzoil 400. This event aims to provide an opportunity to women in sim racing and in turn encourage more women to get involved.

The competition required the participants to showcase their driving skills on the infamous Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course through a Time Attack-style qualifier. They were also tasked with supplementing their ranking with engagement points from social posts.

Who is Competing?

On the leaderboard come the end of the qualifiers, the top entrant was Martina Ward, who came out on top by a very healthy 1.1 seconds. Next is Olivia Hayward, and the remainder of the top 15 came within 1.8 seconds of Ward’s time.

As for the those remaining names, they are: Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Emily Howe, Roxie Gibson, Kristina Ryan, Athena Leclerc, Callie Baigent, Esmeralda van der Naald, Jewel Wolfe, Aloo Gobi, Eris Aphelion, Garnet Collins, Ruby Acosta and Hamish Easner. Many of these names will be familiar to those who follow Aléthéa Boucq and SimGrid’s More Female Racers championship.

But there are some more people that will be competing who are all noteworthy women in their fields. There is WNBA Superstar Aerial Powers (who is also a streamer for esports outfit Team Liquid), SpaceX engineer Hillary Coe and pro Rocket League player Jenna ‘Catjeans’ Savage who is also Chief of Operations for the Women’s Car Ball Championship.

Also involved are Twitch streamer Elz Indriani, and even some real world NASCAR drivers. Ford and Pennzoil are fielding a couple of NASCAR drivers, one of those just so happens to be 2018 and 2022 NASCAR Cup Series champion Joey Logano.

How to Follow

The event is being broadcast rather late for a European audience, 2am CET on 5 March. But it may just be worth staying up for, as viewers online as well as onsite spectators can earn prizes for following the racing. These include a ticket to a NASCAR race, a Next Level Racing simulator, a VIP hospitality experience at a race with the Kellymoss racing team and a Screen to Speed jersey.

All the action will be broadcast via Init Esports’ Twitch and YouTube channels as well as ESTV. To be in with a chance of earning prizes on the broadcast, register as an ally on the Screen to Speed website in the lead-up to the event starting.

See which of the 15 women participating will earn a test with the Kellymoss racing team as well as $15,000.

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