Football season may be over but racing has just begun and NHRA fans can now participate in daily fantasy sports with RaceDayScore.com, an exciting new website that’s sure to pump a healthy dose of nitro into the drag racing scene.
The fantasy season starts now — just in time for this weekend’s big race in Pomona, Calif. And since it’s a daily fantasy game, fans have the opportunity to draft new drivers each week.
“The launch of RaceDayScore.com has been several years in the making and is making its debut at the perfect time as the NHRA season enters a new era with live programming on Fox Sports 1,” creator Seth Angel said. “Every major league sport in the world today, including NASCAR, offers a fantasy gaming option as part of their digital menu to fans, which was the catalyst for me to design, build and launch a fantasy gaming solution for professional NHRA Drag Racing.”
Participants can earn real money, or play for free, through a variety of contests based on the real, on-track results in Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock at all 24 national events on the 2016 schedule.
Fans are assigned a fixed salary cap of $60,000 with which to draft two Top Fuel drivers, two Funny Car drivers and two Pro Stock drivers. Points are awarded based on individual driver performances each week, with the total of all six drivers determining each team’s score.
Much more advanced than the conventional scoring used in the sport, RaceDayScore awards points for both round wins and holeshots, while deducting points for red lights, oil downs, crossing the centerline or hitting the guardwall. In addition, there are bonus points based on elapsed time, with quicker times earning more points. See detailed scoring information by clicking here. (https://racedayscore.com/page/view/nhra_scoring)
“It’s no secret that daily fantasy sports have revolutionized the way fans consume, engage, and watch their favorite sport,” Angel said. “It is directly linked to the massive wave of increased awareness and explosive television viewership ratings of sporting events, and the overall popularity of athletes, teams and professional leagues.”
RaceDayScore.com features a “Live Scoreboard” that updates after each pair of racecars crosses the finish line, so fans can keep up with their teams and fantasy leaderboard in real time.
“My mission with RaceDayScore.com is to become the go-to online destination for millions of diehard NHRA Drag Racing fans to play daily fantasy drag racing contests and become part of a growing community that can help drive the NHRA to more mainstream status,” said Angel, the longtime general manager of Houston’s Royal Purple Raceway. “I’m confident that RaceDayScore.com can help grow fan engagement at the track and increase the visibility of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series across all mediums.”
RaceDayScore.com is mobile friendly and can be played on all handheld devices as well as Macbooks and PCs. A native IOS App will be released this spring in the App Store.
With several deals already in the works with a variety of professional drivers and teams, RaceDayScore.com will continue to secure marketing partnerships with individual race teams and drivers in the coming weeks.
Sign up now at RaceDayScore.com and become part of a growing community of race fans that get to compete with each other in a fun and interactive online environment.