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Canadian eMotorsports Network adds Formula 1 series

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The Canadian eMotorsports Series (CEMS) will add a different kind of track to its portfolio this fall. 

Beginning in September, CEMS will expand to include a second weekly online racing league, which will use F1 2020 for the PlayStation 4 console. CEMS F1 joins the original NASCAR league running on the NASCAR Heat titles, and all races will be streamed live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN.

There are 20 spots available in the league, and there are two different registration options: Individuals may register for $60 (all prices Canadian), while teams of two may register for $110. Individuals who sign up will be placed into teams, as there is a Constructors Championship in addition to the Drivers’ Championship.

The series is open to the public to join.  Prize money can be earned for finishing on the podium in each race.

With the new league comes a slight rebrand, as the umbrella of leagues will now be known as the Canadian eMotorsports Network.

“It’s an exciting time for our product,” said Geordie Carragher, who will serve as the Formula 1 league’s commissioner, while also retaining broadcast responsibilities. “It’s something we’ve been thinking about doing for a while, and Formula 1’s international appeal made it a no-brainer when considering options for our first expansion.”

The inaugural Formula 1 season will feature 16 races, consisting largely of classic tracks while mixing in a few newer options. However, the plan will be to completely mirror the F1 calendar from the second season onward.

As is the case with the Network’s NASCAR series, all competitors will be required to use a racing wheel, and all applicants must complete a driving assessment prior to being accepted as an official competitor.

“We want our series to be a fun experience for everyone involved,” Carragher said. “While we certainly want to foster a competitive environment within the series, we also want it to be a league where drivers look forward to racing each week instead of feeling frustrated.”

Car numbers may be claimed upon registration with the exception of the number 1, which is traditionally reserved for the defending series champion if they choose to use it. Multiple drivers cannot use the same number, so early registration is encouraged while space remains available.

If you’re interested in joining the series, please reach out to Daniel Cudmore at Holland College by email at dccudmore@hollandcollege.com.

For more information, please visit www.hollandcollege.com/esports, www.facebook.com/eMotorsportsCAN, www.twitter.com/eMotorsportsCAN and www.instagram.com/eMotorsportsCAN.

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For more information about this release, please contact:
Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
Tel: (902) 894-6870
Date: Wednesday, August 05, 2020