FORS eSPORTS signs two new drivers and launches road division on iRacing

FORS eSPORTS signs rising talent Kasper Nyström untill end of 2022 for its new road course efforts and advances Alexander Arildsson from FORS eSPORTS Academy, proving the success of FORS eSPORTS in-house feeder team.

– Our road efforts have been on the drawing board since last year but that comminuty have been hard to penetrate and attract, Jonas Fors says. Thanks to the collaboration with Cooler Master this fall season we managed to get Kasper back home to Sweden from an well-known international organization. I have made my ambitions clear that we need to stop the talent export from Sweden to make our nation grow on the eracing scene globally and this is one step on that effort.

The 16-yearold mechanic student from Stockholm have not only been proving himself on the iRacing-platform but also preformed well in the Virtual WRC championship and are hungry to show himself on top.

– FORS eSPORTS have over the last year proven that they know what’s needed to win and they know how to get there, Kasper says. This is something I hope to be able to build on further and bring home more wins. Both the team and I have a bright future in front of us and I am hungry to win. We will be giving 110% and see how it goes.

Alongside with Kasper will the former V8TC ace Marcus Palnér and current WTCR driver Andreas Bäckman represent the FORS eSPORTS colors in the Swedish Eracing Leagues first GT3-season.

– We have put our VIP’s in the frontline for our roadcourse efforts and I couldn’t be more thankful to Marcus and Andreas for jumping into another of my crazy ideas, Jonas Fors says. Marcus Palnér have beaten me 16 to two or something like that in the V8TC series, his personality is a mix of extreme humbleness and a full-send mentality which have won the hearts of racing fans all across Sweden, he has already played a important role in the teams culture building. Andreas Bäckman is as humble as Marcus and brings his professional attitude and high work ethic into our virtual ambitions too and helps us to have fun and stay well-organized.

Alexander Arildsson have earned another promotion in is book when he advances from the FORS eSPORTS Academy team to FORS eSPORTS in the Swedish Eracing League and European Eracing League and is signed untill the end of 2022.

– It feels great to sign with a championship winning organization whose ambitions matches up perfectly with my own, Alexander Arildsson says. I’m looking forward to continue working with FORS eSPORTS and developing as driver alongside such a talented group of drivers.

What these organizational changes will bring is up to the future to decide but team owner Jonas Fors is excited by the development of both the FORS eSPORTS Academy and road division.

The FORS eSPORTS Academy have proven to be successful, Jonas says. I remember when I reached out to Arildsson the first time and he rejected the offer to run with the FORS-family because he felt we were to fast for him. A couple of weeks later he joined the FORS eSPORTS Community team and advanced to the FORS eSPORTS Academy the season after. Now he’s one of our most successful drivers, challenging Andersson and Broström for the race wins in multiple series.

– Our road division first saw daylight a couple of weeks ago and we will keep building it lap by lap, talent by talent, Jonas says. With so many real-world racers in the FORS-Family we have a strong foundation and management to build on together with a strong funding through a line of partners including Cooler Master, Kappa Bar, Battleriff, Jonas Fors Racing Merch Shop, NASCARpodden and successful collaborations earlier this year together with the amazing job of collecting prize money of our fantastic drivers.

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FORS eSPORTS signs four major talents for three years

FORS eSPORTS signs Marcus Hagman, Tomas Andersson and Linus Broström for three years and Felix Klasson on a year-by-year basis with aim on making him stay at FORS eSPORTS untill the end of 2022.  

– This is a leap for FORS eSPORTS and a proud day for the FORS-family, Jonas Fors says. During the last 6 months the organization really has come together and signing the core of FORS eSPORTS ensures 
safety and confirmation both for the talents but also the organization as a whole. I think this sends a signal to the rest of the Scandinavian simracing community; FORS eSPORTS are here to stay for many years to come. 

Jonas Fors leaves the operations as Marcus Hagman becomes team manager over FORS eSPORTS under supervision of Pontus Nilsson from Jonas management.
– It feels amazing to signed with FORS eSPORTS because the organization have been founded with an unbelievable commitment and right values, Marcus Hagman says. The fact that it only includes wonderful people involved all the way from owner to driver only advocates that we’re here to stay and to be leading on the eracing scene in Sweden, and it feels wonderful.

Hagman has Europe in sight for FORS eSPORTS as the team already holds strong position in Sweden when the organization hits its one year mark in April.
– This contract is a general confirmation for me that I’ve succeeded enough to be kept in the FORS-organization, including being a part of building the amazing culture within FORS eSPORTS, Marcus says. My personal objective the coming years is to create the strongest and most respected oval team in Europe, a team that simracers look up to. I would say that we are probably holding that position in Sweden right now.

Linus Broström has since he came onboard with FORS eSPORTS conqured 283 official wins over the four iRacing categories but also finishing 7th in the World 600 in the European Majors and second in the Club Scandinavia League oval series aswell as second in Kappa Bar Cup. He is the current leader of the Swedish Eracing League after two wins in the first four races.
– It feels really good to sign this contract, Linus says. It feels like the recent performance have given results in more than one way. Signing this contract makes a already serious effort feel even more serious and it get a whole lot clear that we all wants to advance. With what we have done the last months and what we have achieved during our first year as a team I believe that we can go very far. Pro-level looks a little bit out of reach I think, but we have already proven to be compeditive in the summit of Swedish and Scandinavian oval racing!

The World 600 champion and Club Scandinavia League oval series Champion Tomas Andersson thinks the contract signing is a blast-off for FORS eSPORTS.
-It feels really good to get this contract pieced together and that FORS eSPORTS got my back when we gear up feels amazing, Tomas says. Now we can start working forward for real. This contract would bring a calm, which I would need to be able to further concentrate,and to work with my personal long term goals and the goals of the team. It’s a proof that we are satisfied with eachother and it’s a great feeling that we can show what our partners can expect the years to come.

In contrast to Linus Broström, Tomas believes that FORS eSPORTS is competent enough to qualify for the pro-series in the long term.
– During our first year together I won one of the most prestigeous NASCAR races on iRacing, the World 600 at Charlotte – with the help of FORS eSPORTS, Tomas says. This proves to me that nothing is impossible for us. With Jonas Fors, Pontus Nilsson and Marcus Hagman in the management, I know that we will manage anything together. Furthermore having Linus Broström as teammate makes a perfect line-up for the challenges to come. My focus will be on Road to Pro and to qualify for the Pro-series, which I know we got the compentece for, so I’m looking forward for this journey!

Jonas Fors leaves the operations of FORS eSPORTS with immediate effect but will still hand over owner direvtives to Pontus Nilsson and Marcus Hagman and still work as a advisor to the team.
– FORS eSPORTS is also economically sustainable and have secured the income needed to keep the operations running for three years, Jonas Fors says. I can’t think of any other simracing organization in Sweden which have been as well oiled and stable within its first year. I can’t thank all these stellar people both in FORS eSPORTS but also in the FORS eSPORTS community and our partners enough for the hard work, commitment and dedication make FORS eSPORTS what it is a month before we turn one year old.

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2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule is finally here!

A couple of weeks ago the highly anticipated schedule for next years NASCAR Cup Series was released, and the first thing I am going to say about it is just good job NASCAR! I am not completely on board with everything, but then again, there is never going to be a schedule that will keep everyone happy. But with the amount of changes they made, next season looks like it is going to be incredible. The first thing I look for though when a new schedule is released, is how many races on back-to-back weekends are located geographically close enough to each other that you can go to both and make a two week trip out of it. On this schedule there are a few, so that is absolutely a big plus, but more on that at a later stage. If you haven’t yet seen the schedule, you can easily find it on

They are starting off as usual with what is now the Daytona Speedweek, which was announced ages ago. However, with the Gen 7 car being pushed back to 2022, I was somewhat hoping that the Clash would be moved back to the oval. That obviously did not happen, so I’m not going to get my expectations up for that particular event. If it is anything like the race we saw on the road course earlier this year, it’s a one and done, then for the following season they are back on the oval.

Following Daytona, they are heading straight for Homestead-Miami, mainly to allow fans from afar to attend both weekends in one trip, thus help attendance. An interesting change to the schedule as we are used to seeing Homestead be the final race of the season, and now it’s going to be the second race. This is also great for people like myself as it gives fans a chance for a two week vacation with the possibility to enjoy up to nine days of racing within two weeks.

The west coast swing as they call it will keep its early slot on the schedule with just a minor change, where Auto Club is first up, followed by Las Vegas and Phoenix. A good change in my opinion as it’s nice to see the tracks move around a little bit, so we don’t end up with the same order year after year. There is an even bigger change coming to this part of the schedule for 2022, but I’ll be giving my view on that over the off-season.

Both Atlanta and Darlington are getting a second race each, which is one of the upsides to this schedule in my opinion. Atlanta has one of, if not the oldest surface on the circuit at the moment, and the racing there is always great because of this. It’s one of the few tracks where the drivers are constantly on the edge, even with this high downforce package they are running. Darlington is also a great track that puts on a heck of a show just about every time. The first thing that popped in to my head about that though is that the Southern 500 is one of the crown jewels of NASCAR, and now you’re going to have two races there? Well, upon a little bit closer inspection, the first race will be 310.6 miles (500 kilometres) with the second race being the 500 mile race. So that got cleared up quiet quickly.

The downside of this is that both Chicagoland and Kentucky are losing their dates. It’s never fun to see a track lose their races, and Chicagoland in particular usually puts on a good show. Hopefully these tracks will be back on the schedule soon, but then again, if you limit it to 36 races, there are only so many tracks you can go too.

The All-Star race is moving to Texas Motor Speedway. I like the idea of moving it around to a new track every season, but I would at least try and put it in close relation to the next or previous race so that you could attend two weekends, like they did with the 10 days of Thunder at Charlotte with the All-Star and Coca-Cola 600 being on back-to-back weekends. Here however they are racing on a Sunday, with the previous race being at Sonoma and the next one being in Nashville. Unless they are racing the Xfinity Series there on that same weekend, I just don’t see how they are ever going to get a decent attendance.

There are also a few new track added to the schedule, and this is probably my biggest question mark for this whole season. SIX road courses for next year (seven if you count the Clash), increasing it from the previous number of three. While most Chase Elliott fans are probably loving this, I myself am still not too sure on this. Three of these races will happen within five weeks as well, which is a bit odd, but hopefully they will put on a great show.

Since I’m not a big fan of neither Road America not Circuit Of The Americas though, I guess I might be biased, but I will give it a fair chance before judging it too much. The Brickyard 400 is being moved to the Indianapolis Road Course, which the Xfinity Series put on a great show at earlier this year, and then Dover is moving one of its races to Nashville Superspeedway, which I have no personal reference of what so ever, so that’s going to be a very interesting race to see how it unfolds. And last be absolutely not least, Bristol is changing one of its races to run on dirt?! It is probably going to be an amazing show, but people have been screaming for more short tracks, then they go and take 25% of the short track races and put it on dirt. I don’t really understand how that idea happened, but hopefully it will be a great race.

The playoffs remain pretty much unchanged, with only a couple of races switching positions. But having Daytona as the regular season finale, then Bristol, the ROVAL and Martinsville as the cutoff races yet again is the best they could’ve done.

Overall I am very excited about next seasons schedule, and it’s got a great potential for some very interesting and exciting races, and I thing we might see some surprise winners again. And again, the face that it’s giving us people living overseas quite a few options for travel if you want to attend two weekends in one go is amazing. But until the Xfinity and Truck Series schedules are released, I won’t be able to take a proper look at that bit, so I will simply leave that for something to write about during the off-season.

For now, let’s finish up 2020 with a bang!

/Linus Broström

Which genius came up with this for a Round of 12?

Having Talladega and the Charlotte ROVAL back-to-back to finish up the Round of 12. As a driver I would absolutely hate this, but from a fan standpoint, this is one of the smartest things NASCAR have done in recent years. The outcome of the first race at Las Vegas basically dictates how your next two weeks will be, and with the shaken up result we got, the next two weeks are bound to be insane!

With the surprise win by the hometown hero Kurt Busch, he is through to the Round of 8, meaning there is no pressure on him at all at Talladega and the ROVAL. He said himself that they are still going to be chasing after more playoff points and try to build on this momentum, but should he get in the big one at Talladega, it’s not really that big of a deal. For the rest of the field though, it’s a whole other story.

Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin are 61 and 58 points above the cut line, which essentially means that they have a race in hand. So these two basically just needs to go in to Talladega and survive. While you might think that would be the plan for all of them, Brad Keselowski in 4th is just 16 points above the cut line, and should any of the drivers below the cut line win at Talladega, all of a sudden he is just seven points clear.

This means that for all the other nine playoff drivers there is not room for playing it safe at Talladega. They will just have to go for as many points as they can all throughout this race. That may sound like a given, to go for the max amount of points, but at Talladega, that is not always the case. While racing hard at the front to score points increases the risk of getting in a crash, I think you’d much rather be out of the playoffs cause you tried and got caught in the big one, than be out of the playoffs cause you sat at the back and just waited for something that never came.

While just about everyone has a chance to win at Talladega, the three drivers still in the playoffs I see with the best chance to win and advance are Austin Dillon, Aric Almirola and for obvious reasons, Joey Logano.  Then there are all the drivers looking to cap off their seasons with a win and spoil the party for those still running for a championship. Ryan Blaney, Matt DiBenedetto, Erik Jones, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ryan Newman are just some of the names we can expect to see up front most of the race.

The tricky part here for the playoff drivers is that these other drivers have absolutely nothing to lose. While they’re still racing for their positions in the drivers and owners standings, if they have the slightest chance of winning the race at Talladega, they are going to take risks and make moves that a playoff driver normally wouldn’t make. So the race at Talladega this upcoming weekend is going to be one heck of a show, for many different reasons.

Even if you get in a wreck at Talladega, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the playoffs are over though, as there is still another race to go. The ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway. So for drivers like Chase Elliott and Martin Truex Jr who will most likely be up front at the ROVAL, Talladega might not be that much of a worry. This is racing though, and anything can happen, especially in NASCAR.

/Linus Broström

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