The Pro 4 leg of the eShort Course Triple Crown was the biggest race of the year for the promotion, with 50 drivers taking part; action sports legends Travis Pastrana and Jim DeChamp, NFL All-Pro Kyle Long, and eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers Blake Reynolds, Michael Guest, and Cody Byus were among those to take part. They joined a season-long entry list that included numerous other top real-world racers, crossover sim racing pros, and of course, the fastest virtual off-road drivers in the world. Pastrana, competing alongside DeChamp in their home state of Maryland, also joined the commentary team of Evan Posocco, Jim Beaver, and Tiffany Stone in the commentary booth for the feature race.
Rafoss’ victory clinched the sixth and final guaranteed invitation to the 2023 General Tire eShort Course World Cup. He’ll join past World Cup champions Pedersen, Barry, and Holden Heitritter, Pro 2 Triple Crown race winner Steven Wilson, and Edmundson, whose second place points finish in the 2022 World Cup guaranteed him a berth as well. The remaining invitations for next year’s World Cup event will be given to real-world professional drivers and selected sim racing pros who impress in the iRacing Off-Road Championship Series that will take place this summer. Past eShort Course World Cup invitees have included Pastrana, NHRA champion Ron Capps, IndyCar stars Conor Daly and Alexander Rossi, NASCAR Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle, Josh Bilicki, and Landon Cassill, and Supercross legend Chad Reed, among many others.