Sam Sanchez pictured with NASCAR Driver Brandon Jones, the victor of the LS Tractor 200 on Gatorade Victory Lane at Phoenix Raceway
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - March 15, 2020 - The North American Collegiate League (NACL) returned to Phoenix Raceway last weekend to host their second live event during Fanshield 500 Speed Fest weekend. NACL showcased NASCAR Heat 4 to the public, as they held a live NASCAR Heat 4 Fan qualifiers to compete in the NACL NASCAR Heat 4 tournament the morning of the LS Tractor 200 in the Gamer Garage located at the infield of Phoenix Raceway.
Players competed in time-trial format the first two hours of the event, and the players with the top six times were invited back to compete to our single elimination stage. The winner of that event had the opportunity to appear and meet all the drivers at the drivers’ introduction, ride around the racetrack in the pace car, and take a picture at Gatorade Victory Lane with the winner of the LS Tractor 200.
Six qualifiers from the competitive two-hours of time trialing had sub-28 second lap times, with pairs of friends, brothers, fathers and sons all making it into the single elimination stage where they competed against TSVA and collegiate gamers. After two tense, hyper-focused rounds, the tournament was down to the wire with John-Michael Mathis competing against Sam Sanchez, both of which had respectable lap times during the live fan qualifiers. In the end, the winner of the tournament and the VIP experience was Sam Sanchez.
NACL wants to give special thanks to NASCAR, the Phoenix Raceway, and 704Games for allowing us to host the event and showcase NASCAR Heat 4 to visitors and create memorable moments for them and their friends and family.
We look forward to hosting our next event, a Fortnite Duos Tournament on April 4th, 2020. Sign up now at to compete!
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NACL- North American Collegiate League
The North American Collegiate League (NACL) is an America-based non-profit Esports and entertainment organization that hosts and streams video game tournaments and league play for collegiate Esports competitors with scholarship prizes. This serves the purpose of fostering a communal relationship between established players, those who are looking to enter the scene, and even those who do not entirely know what the Esports industry has to offer them.

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David Chen
Steve Babcock
Lovell Walker
James Paul Baratta
Marcus King
Mari Takahashi