Following the IceBox Pickup Throwdown Series’ inaugural race at Texas last week, the attention turned to Thursday night’s Rich Mar Florist 100 at the virtual Kansas Speedway.
While the first half of the 100-lapper was a survival of the fittest, the finish came down to NTT IndyCar Series racer Santino Ferrucci, NASCAR XFINITY Series veteran Josh Bilicki, and NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen. Bilicki, parlaying pit strategy, held the lead in the final moments before tangling with Friesen on the final turn just before the stripe as Ferrucci zipped to the inside line to capture an exciting win.
The IceBox Pickup Throwdown iRacing Truck Series is a five-race esports streaming series that culminates with a championship finale. The series is an invite-only event created for NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Drivers who accumulate points throughout the series and compete for the championship bundle of cash and prizes. Each event is 100 laps and broadcasts live Thursday nights on YouTube and Twitch.
The Rich Mar Florist 100 offered $700 in prize money. In addition to $500 going to the winner, $100 each went to the second-place finisher and Bommarito.com Pole Award winner. The Halfway leader won a Gen-Y hitch valued at more than $500. The Pickup Throwdown Series is a point series, with the season-ending champion earning $500 in prize money, plus an IceBox Helmet Cooler system (valued at $5,000) and a Dragonfire Workbench (valued at $4,000).
ICEBOX PICKUP THROWDOWN RICH MAR FLORIST 100 RESULTS:
Race Results: https://www.danlisa.com/scoring/season_race.php?schedule_id=125915
Series Leaders: https://www.danlisa.com/scoring/season_standings.php?season_id=10929&schedule_id=125915
First place ($500): Santino Ferrucci
Second place ($100): Stewart Friesen
Bommarito.com Pole Award ($100): Brett Moffitt
Gen-Y Hitch Halfway Leader Award (free hitch): Christian Eckes
Rich Mar Floral Arrangement winners: Ferrucci, Friesen, Bilicki, Eckes, Vargas
The series is produced by Podium eSports, the industry-renowned team behind the Replacements 100, and is broadcast live on YouTube via the Out of the Groove channel, hosted by Eric Estepp, the No. 1 NASCAR content creator on YouTube with more than 111,000 subscribers. The series is also live streamed on Podium eSports’s Twitch channel.
The IceBox Pickup Throwdown series will continue with the FireDisc 100 on Thursday, May 7 (8 p.m.) at virtual Michigan International Speedway. Race time is 8 p.m. EST on YouTube and Twitch.
2020 REMAINING SCHEDULE
May 7, 8 p.m. EST — FireDisc 100 — Michigan International Speedway
May 14, 8 p.m. EST — Bommarito.com 100 — Gateway Speedway
May 21, 8 p.m. EST — IceBox 100 — Homestead Miami Speedway – Championship Race
The Pickup Throwdown series was created by IceBox Helmet Cooler, Jordan Anderson Racing, AM Racing and A.E. Engine, with A.E. Engine’s Digital Creators Network serving as the Executive Producer of the production. Learn more at pickupthrowdown and ae-engine.com