ARCA driver heads to University of Alabama on Presidential scholarship for Aerospace Engineering


One of the more interesting stories in this weekend’s ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Talladega Superspeedway, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200, comes in the form of series rookie Tyler Audie.

Audie – whose name is only one letter away from the German car manufacturer – has a different goal he’s looking to achieve beyond the racetrack in the No. 12 Audie Expo-NP Properties Toyota

The series rookie has been accepted to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a Presidential scholarship. That means the Orlando, Fla. resident will have full out-of-state tuition covered as he pursues a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the College of Engineering.

“Nothing’s really set in stone, but I’d like to fly planes in the Navy,” Audie said, via a series release.

“My cousin on my mom’s side is an Army pilot and flies the newer version of the Black Hawk helicopter. My dad also flies…licensed for single engine airplanes. I’ve always enjoyed it.”

Per the release, Audie will soon graduate from Lake Highland Preparatory School with an overall grade point average of 3.7 and an ACT score of 32.

His racing career has followed the traditional path of Bandoleros, Legends Cars, Pro Late Models and Super Late Models before moving into ARCA.

Audie will do a meet and greet at the University of Alabama this afternoon from 12 to 4 p.m.

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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