All posts by Luis Torres

From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. He's also covered Idaho Athletics and high school football as both a writer and videographer. Additionally, he spent 2017 writing several racing columns as an independent journalist. Luis does video and photography, and is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Robert Wickens will make his much anticipated motorsports return in Saturday’s second round of the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge at virtual Barber Motorsports Park. Wickens will be piloting the No. 6 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet as it’ll mark the first major step on getting back behind the wheel after his much discussed crash at Pocono in August 2018 sidelining him ever since. “It’s weird. It’s kind of a mental overload. My brain was exploding from trying to figure out how to use the handbrakes, to learn theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Although any form of racing action won’t start anytime soon, it’s never too early for Joey Gase to announce Wednesday what throwback scheme he’ll run in the Southern 500 September 6. For the 71st renewal of one of NASCAR’s most iconic races, Gase will honor Bobby Allison’s 1971 Coca-Cola paint scheme with Gase’s primary sponsor Agri Supply being onboard of Rick Ware Racing’s No. 51 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Gase is far from the only competitor that’s driven one of Allison’s schemes on Throwback Weekend over theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Timmy Hill’s unforgettable 2020 season continues by winning the O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, holding off a hard charging Ryan Preece by 0.050 seconds in overtime. Hill put the pedal to the metal and cleared Garrett Smithley before heading into the first turn. Preece put the pressure on Smithley and got by on the bottom, putting him in excellent position for the win. Coming to the final corner, Preece found a small yet grand opportunity to steal the win. However,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sage Karam may have ran away with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at virtual Watkins Glen International to kick-off the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge campaign Saturday, but Felix Rosenqvist also had a smooth 45-lap race after crossing the line in second. Without any prior experience at the popular 3.4-mile road course, Rosenqvist fell in love with the circuit fans voted as the venue the 25-car grid would drive. “I love this track. I haven’t raced there in reality, but this track has such a nice flowRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The fans have voted and the first IndyCar iRacing Challenge that’ll commence Saturday will be the virtual Watkins Glen International, a popular track the NTT IndyCar Series drivers last visited in 2017. Over 25 competitors are set to compete in the 45-lap event titled the American Red Cross Grand Prix as the sport will raise awareness to the organization and encouraging people to donate blood during these difficult times due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The grid will include INDYCAR champion Josef Newgarden, reigning Supercars championRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Clint Bowyer is heading into Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125 at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway with a positive mindset, knowing that everyone is making the most of a very tumultuous times in our society due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Not only he’ll be competing in the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event, but also provides in-car coverage for the FOX NASCAR telecast where he gets a different perspective than his peers who either have years of experience in simulation racing like William ByronRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After the tremendous success of last Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series telecast on FS1, Fox Sports are all-in of covering the rest of the season. The network confirmed Tuesday they’ll simulcast the simulation races on Fox, FS1 and the Fox Sports app, beginning with the virtual Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 pm EST. Not only it’ll air in the Untied States, Canada will also have an opportunity to see drivers from the NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Gander RV & Outdoors TruckRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Formula One’s wild card race known as the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku becomes the latest grand prix weekend postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Both the FIA and the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic confirmed Monday the grand prix weekend once slated to commence June 5-7 will not take place. They’ve set their eyes on rescheduling the 3.730-mile street circuit at a later date. In their statement, their decision was entirely based on expert guidance that was provided by relevant authorities. “BCC shares its fansRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The virtual world of NASCAR took center stage and it definitely didn’t disappoint as three-time Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin held off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to win the first-ever eNASCAR/iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday. Coming to the white flag, Dale Jr. had the advantage over Hamlin as he controlled the more gripped bottom lane, but Hamlin wouldn’t be denied as he had fresher tires after pitting late in the race despite being on the top groove. Hamlin’s No. 11 FedExRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer With the world of motorsports on hold for the next couple of months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eSports have taken center stage and NASCAR was no exception. It’s become such a focal talk that Fox Sports announced Thursday they’ll be airing Sunday’s inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway with Dixie Vodka as the race title sponsor. The landmark announcement comes two days after NASCAR and iRacing announced the formation of the star studded series which will feature drivers from theRead More