MOTOR MILE SPEEDWAY TO LAUNCH ONLINE FANTASY LEAGUE
Value of prizes and awards projected to total more than $1,500.00 – JW Martin
Fantasy is becoming reality at Motor Mile Speedway in 2016.
This season, Motor Mile Speedway will launch the first-ever grassroots-oriented NASCAR fantasy league hosted by Fantasizr, a custom-build fantasy platform located in Los Angeles, California. The pioneering entertainment endeavor will aim to enhance the race day experience of attendees of all ages through increased fan engagement.
“We strive to provide our fan base with an experience unequaled at other local short tracks,” states Motor Mile Speedway General Manager Michelle Vaught. “The introduction of a fantasy league is a fun, creative way of getting our fans closer to the action than ever before.”
Sponsored by LINE-X of the Blue Ridge, the “LINE-X League” is free to enter and will be open to fans of all ages. Participants 18 years and older will be eligible for race-night prizes, along with awards based on a season-long points championship. The grand prize, awarded to the champion of the “LINE-X League” at the conclusion of the 2016 fantasy season, is a $500.00 Walmart gift card. In total, the value of prizes and awards is projected to eclipse $1,500.00.
The Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) fantasy format has experienced a meteoric surge in popularity in recent years, transcending baseball and football to encompass seemingly all sectors of professional sports. A convenient alternative to traditional fantasy sports contests that span an entire season of competition, the DFS format restricts a contest to a single day or weekend of competition. Participants construct a fantasy team representing actual players or teams from a respective competition, and earn points based on the performance of the players or teams selected from the competition.
The “LINE-X League” will incorporate the DFS model and apply it to Motor Mile Speedway’s four points-paying divisions. Here’s how it works: each race night, participants will select four drivers from among the divisions competing. Fantasy points are accrued based on the finishing positions of the drivers selected. The fantasy points earned will reflect the actual points earned by the drivers— it’s that simple.
While each race night will represent its own contest, the “LINE-X League” will compile the results of each contest in a point standings structure mirroring the points structure Motor Mile Speedway utilizes in its four divisions. Thus, not only will there be fantasy winners on race nights, but the results of every fantasy participant will be tallied throughout the season, staging a points championship that will be decided following the season finale on September 10th.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid fantasy player or not— the format is simple and the platform is easy to use. Anybody can play,” Vaught says. “It takes fan participation to the next level. For those involved in the “LINE-X League” this season, every race in every division will matter much more than it ever did before.”
More details on the inaugural season of the “LINE-X League” are forthcoming.
Fantasizr is a California-based fantasy sports company providing custom online fantasy leagues for businesses and sports organizations. Learn more at www.fantasizr.com.
Motor Mile Speedway has been NASCAR-sanctioned since 1988. Beginning with Tim McGuire, the track has crowned 14 NASCAR Late Model track champions in 28 seasons. Motor Mile Speedway has been the home track of two NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series national champions on six different occasions: Philip Morris (2006, ’08, ’09) and Lee Pulliam (2012, ’13, ’15).