FAIRFAX, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2012 motorsports season is off to a thrilling start and the Mobil 1TM team is offering fans across the world the chance to join in on the action with its new online 3D game: Mobil 1 Racing™ Academy.
Players have the unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of 2008 Formula 1™ World Champion Lewis Hamilton and three-time NASCAR® champion, Tony Stewart, as they progress from grassroots series to the very top of motorsport in the Mobil 1 Racing Academy, a free online gaming experience.
Mobil 1 Racing Academy is the fourth game in four years to be released from the Mobil 1 team. This year, fans can retrace the careers of their motorsports idols by competing in the same races and driving the same cars as Lewis and Tony—from their earliest days, right through to their current Grand Prix and NASCAR drives.
Players experience the game on three distinct skill levels for each idol. Those tracing the career of Lewis Hamilton will compete in Karting, then Formula 3, and finally Grand Prix racing. Those racing as Tony Stewart will progress from Midget Car, to IndyCar, and finally to NASCAR®. Fans will be mentored by the two superstars every step of the way, with tips for each series, game-stage relevant career overviews and sound bites to encourage the players.
Points are awarded to players according to race place and game level, with a 1st place score in the Grand Prix and NASCAR levels generating more points than an equivalent placing in the Karting or Midget Car levels. Each month twenty winners will be chosen from each series (Grand Prix and NASCAR) based on their total point score. These winners will be offered an incredible, money-can’t-buy prize - their place in motorsport history. The top scorers will either have their names placed within the Mobil 1™ logos on Vodafone McLaren Mercedes cars at the USA Grand Prix in Austin, or Stewart-Haas Racing cars at the NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500 in Phoenix.
The Mobil 1 Racing™ Academy builds on the successes of 2010’s Mobil 1™ Global Challenge—ranked amongst the top ten internet-based games that year—and 2011’s Mobil 1 Track Challenge, which hit number one on Viralchart.com and boasted over 10 million individual gameplays.
The Mobil 1 Racing Academy is also available on the website of the The Grid – the weekly motorsports television program shown on broadcast channels around the world.
Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, has been provided to motorsport teams across the globe to maximise car and driver performance. As the Technology Partner of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1™ team and the Official Motor Oil for NASCAR®, Mobil 1 now enters its 37th year at the forefront of automotive lubrication innovation, delivering excellent performance for all drivers, regardless of conditions.
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