Ownership & History
Who’s Behind iRacing?
iRacing.com was founded in September of 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including NASCAR Racing: 2003 Season and Grand Prix Legends. Many of the talented programmers and artists from those legendary products now work at iRacing. An active racer in the real world, Dave won 19 races in the Skip Barber Racing Championship and held the series lap record at Lime Rock Park.
Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool Football Club, the co-owner of a leading NASCAR team, Roush Fenway Racing – as well as an avid simracer.
A Passion for Racing in the Real and Virtual Worlds
The iRacing logo is a fixture at race tracks around the world. From the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Australian V8 Supercar Series to short tracks and autocrosses, SCCA Pro and Club races — wherever there’s racing you’ll find iRacing.
Similarly, the iRacing.com team’s collective resume includes professional driving experience from Formula One to SCCA, IMSA and pavement modifieds, together with amateur racing and autocrossing. . . not to mention a Daytona 500-winning team owner, NASCAR, Indy- and sports-car race team managers and engineers as well as award-winning motorsport writers.
At iRacing.com, not only are our offices and cubicles adorned with racing posters, in most workspaces you’ll find a steering wheel mounted to the desk. We are also passionate sim racers. iRacing is the combination of our passion, real-world racing experience, and sim racing/game development background.
Here is a chronology of titles from our internal team and the “godfather” of sim racing our CEO Dave Kaemmer: