Jim Beaver Esports features a new lineup for the 2023 season

By Seth Eggert, Employees Author

Within the identify of 2023 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Collection season is approaching, Jim Beaver Esports has a brand new batch of drivers able to sort out the sequence.

Garrett Lowe and Malik Ray join Jim Beaver Esports for the 2023 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season.
Garrett Lowe. (Photograph by Justin Melillo)

With Blake Reynolds retiring and Michael Visitor transferring to a different group, Jim Beaver Esports Want a brand new duo to battle for the tag group championship. Becoming a member of the group is Malik Ray and multi-race winner Garrett Lowe.

Lowe is transferring from Wooden Brothers Racing to Jim Beaver’s group. The winner of the 2022 Kansas Speedway race will drive a digital No. 15 Ford Mustang in 2023. This would be the first time he and Ray will group collectively.

“We (Malik and I) undoubtedly have a really totally different life stability,” Lowe stated. “Generally it creates an excellent group dynamic. I’ve had mates in life who’re similar to him, outgoing, it’s going to be good to see how that works out over the course of the season. It must be good to see.”

Whereas this was the primary time Lowe and Ray had ever labored collectively on observe, they raced respectfully. That respect, like a lot of the respect former Jim Beaver drivers had for one another, might result in success within the premiere eNASCAR sequence.

“(Garrett) fairly chills,” Ray stated. “Anytime I have been round him (on observe), I’ve by no means had any issues. If I am sooner than him, he’ll let me go, if he is sooner than me, I am going to let him go. I have been racing him for 4 or 5 years now and I’ve by no means had any issues with him. Completely “.

Garrett Lowe and Malik Ray join Jim Beaver Esports for the 2023 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season.
Garrett Lowe. (Photograph by Justin Melillo)

For Lowe, the choice to modify from Wooden Brothers Racing to Jim Beaver was sudden. An actual-life Late Mannequin and Legends Automotive driver found the Wooden Brothers have been leaving days earlier than the beginning of Free Company.

Having been a Ford Efficiency driver on each the true life and digital facet of the competitors, Lowe selected to stay loyal to the “Blue Oval”.

“I’ve had an incredible relationship with the Ford guys thus far,” Lowe stated. “Not simply with the Wooden Brothers and Renegades earlier than that, however now Jim Beaver is Group Ford. I undoubtedly felt like I owed allegiance to them. Fortunately, Jim Beaver Esports was the primary individual I reached out to.”

This loyalty to Ford Efficiency’s digital machines, and his real-life racing, retains Lowe life like together with his expectations. A rise within the variety of victories, the fourth championship is his final aim. Nevertheless, his life like aim is just to win and make the eNASCAR Playoffs.

“The life like aim is to win and play the qualifiers,” Lowe stated. “The aim of ‘What I wish to obtain’ is to get two wins and attain the Remaining 4.”

Garrett Lowe and Malik Ray join Jim Beaver Esports for the 2023 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season.
Malik Ray. (Photograph by Justin Melillo)

Equally, Ray additionally goals to win a race and make the post-season. This aim would mark a change of tempo. Moreover being a brand new eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Collection winner, it will finish the streak of relegation confronted by the Greer, SC native.

“(My aim this yr) is to win a race, make the qualifying and cease being outdoors the highest 20 on the finish of the yr,” Ray stated. “It is no enjoyable racing within the[eNASCAR Contender iRacing Series].”

After ending outdoors the highest 20 in factors the previous three seasons, Ray has needed to work his method up by the eNASCAR Contender iRacing Collection to get again into the premier sequence of eNASCAR. The dedication and resilience he confirmed earned him a spot on the grid once more.

“(Going again to eNASCAR) obtained powerful,” stated Ray. “The final two years I barely managed it. I’ve to begin coaching, in any other case I won’t be right here subsequent yr. I ought to have educated extra, however I used to be pondering I would be okay if I did not as a result of it was the identical climate as final yr and it wasn’t That is the scenario “.

Garrett Lowe and Malik Ray join Jim Beaver Esports for the 2023 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season.
Malik Ray. (Photograph by Justin Melillo)

The one facet of 2022-2023 that has remained the identical for Ray is his automotive quantity. He takes the No. 7 with him from iRacing Motorsports to Jim Beaver Esports. Within the background, he goes from the Deadzone Racing Alliance to the Victory1 setup group.

eNASCAR’s new Coca-Cola iRacing Collection setup group options a mixture of veterans Joey Brown, Kevin King and Garrett Manes, and rookie Timmy Holmes.

The Jim Beaver Esports duo could have their first probability to race collectively within the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Collection as teammates 2023 eNASCAR Conflict On Tuesday, January thirty first at 9:00 PM ET. All eNASCAR races are broadcast dwell on enascar.com/dwell.

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