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Groovy Hollow 3 Returns TONIGHT on Out of the Groove

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Out of the Groove and The Daily Downforce are proud to announce the return of their hit charity iRacing event, Groovy Hollow 3. Coming to Out of the Groove’s YouTube channel on October 24, Eric Estepp and other creators in the community will be taking on a mysterious presence who has forced 25 drivers into an “only one will survive” race.

Groovy Hollow 3 is a competitive online iRacing event featuring drivers from around the community benefiting Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program, and the Petty Family Foundation. Last year’s event raised over $15,000 for the charity.

The car paint schemes recognize some of A.E. Engine’s motorsports clients, and feature custom designs for each sponsor. Drivers are competing for $2,000 in cash and prizes, and all proceeds of the online event will benefit Extra Life. Viewers are also encouraged to donate, and contests for viewers in the live chat will take place throughout the broadcast. 

The Extra Life donation link can be found here

“I’m thrilled to work with The Daily Downforce and Podium eSports to return to Groovy Hollow. It is amazing how many fans have asked me over the last month if Groovy Hollow would return this year. I am excited to be a part of this new tradition!” 

Eric Estepp (Out of the Groove)

The special Halloween event will utilize iRacing, and feature a 200-lap race in 2023 Next Gen Cup Series race cars, all racing under spooky Halloween-themed conditions at Iowa Speedway.

“We are excited to return. Our partners have really come through once again this year with some spectacular paint schemes – all to help us raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. We have also added to the mix some special Content Creator schemes to help get the online community fired up.”

Craig Baroncelli (The Daily Downforce Publisher)

The Legend of Groovy Hollow premieres October 24 at 7:30 pm EST, and will feature a fun Halloween-themed pre-show. The series will be broadcast by Podium eSports, and will air live on Eric Estepp’s Out of the Groove channel, the No. 1 NASCAR content creator on YouTube. The show will feature expert esports commentary from the broadcast team at Podium eSports.

For more information, visit the Groovy Hollow 3 website.

Fast Facts

  • Premieres live on YouTube: October 24, 2023
  • Channels: and on  
  • Pre-race at 7:30 p.m. EST, Green Flag at 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Drivers selected from the best of the iRacing Community
  • Special guest drivers including NASCAR drivers 
  • $2,000 in cash and prizes for the drivers
  • All proceeds from the online portion of the event go to benefit Extra Life, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program. Car sponsor donations go to the Petty Family Foundation. 
  • Website: 
  • Last year’s event raised over $12,000 for charity.
  • Broadcast by Podium eSports and featuring all-new paint scheme designs from MaxGrafix
  • Host: Eric Estepp, Out of the Groove 
  • Broadcasters: Podium eSports
  • Producer: Gary Sexton. Podium eSports
  • Executive Producer: A.E. Engine/The Daily Downforce 

2023 Entry List

Car No.DriverManufacturerSponsor
44Joe KrautChevroletAcross the Board
78Brandon PaunettoChevroletBlaster
77Collin FernChevroletClore Automotive
26Ryan VargasChevroletCritical Path Security
45Lawless AlanChevroletAUTO Parkit
66Jon GarrettChevroletFort Worth Screen Printing
31Parker RetzlaffChevroletFunkaway
75Presley SorahFordLionel Racing
6Mario MerendaFordNational Metering
43Thad MoffittChevroletPetty’s Garage
46Ford MartinChevroletVenture Foods
02Brennan PooleChevroletToxic Waste Sour Candy
5Zach DaoustChevroletA.E. Engine
7David SchildhouseChevroletBologna Burger
63Malachi DrakeChevroletDogleg Media
49Avery SchwabFordElly Productions
11Rhett TuckerToyotaMaxgrafix
12Josh SlateFordNFJJ
17Christopher TateChevroletOut of the Groove
99Brennan PooleChevroletPower Hour & Circle B Diecast
92Jon GutekunstFordUnderfunded Team
81Dale TanhardtChevroletThe Daily Downforce
88Tim CombsChevroletThe Iceberg
27Gavin NewtonToyotaThe Mummy Machine
33Dalton KilroeChevroletThe Scene Vault Podcast
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