PARKER, Ariz. — A new year has brought with it a new look for Jim Beaver eSports, which returns to the eNASCAR iRacing World Championship this season with Michael Guariglia and Eric J. Smith.
A pair of new primary sponsors will take over for the Charlotte-based friends and roommates, as Guariglia returns to the No. 15 Ford with the black and red of Vision Wheel and Smith takes over the renumbered No. 9 Ford with a chrome-heavy Polaris RZR look.
“eNASCAR has stepped up its game for 2020, and in turn, so have we,” said team owner Jim Beaver. “Polaris RZR and Vision Wheel are cornerstone partners of my real-world race program, and I’m excited to see them on our eNASCAR Ford Mustangs for Michael and Eric as well. Our new numbers for this year also match my UTV Turbo race number, No. 915.
“The result is a program that blends my desert program with the digital world, and I can’t wait to see our new cars out on track for the season opener in Daytona.”
Jim Beaver eSports joined iRacing’s premier world championship midway through last season, drafting former independent drivers Guariglia and Smith to its roster.
After both qualified back into the series for 2020, JBeS re-signed both drivers during the free agency period, making it one of just a handful of teams to successfully retain its 2019 driver lineup as numerous big-name team owners came in for the new season.
Alongside Polaris RZR and Vision Wheel, the Down & Dirty Show powered by Polaris RZR and Acronis will serve as associate partners on both vehicles.
Beaver’s weekly flagship radio show airs on more than 200 AM and FM networks across America, as well as the Armed Forces Network, worldwide.
Acronis provides internationally recognized data backup and security services, and joined Beaver’s race program in 2020.