For eight weeks, the top youth drivers on iRacing will battle it out in Legends cars for a chance to make the eNASCAR IGNITE Series playoffs. Taking on a mix of the top short ovals and road courses on the service, only 50 will have a chance to move on to the playoffs and compete for a $10,000 racing scholarship! Check in every Thursday for a look at this week’s eNASCAR IGNITE Series event:
This Week: Stafford Motor Speedway
The penultimate round of the eNASCAR IGNITE Series regular season sees iRacing’s top youth drivers move northeast to Connecticut and Stafford Motor Speedway, a semi-banked half-mile oval well known for its presence on the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. From legends like the late Ted Christopher to current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series star Ryan Preece, Stafford has produced a number of top drivers in a rich history spanning 60 years.
Another new addition to the IGNITE schedule, expect the same drivers who have run up front for most of the season to stay there at Stafford. As with most of the tracks on the IGNITE calendar so far, banking is relatively low at Stafford, never surpassing 10 degrees.
Last Week: The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Nine drivers scored victories across last week’s IGNITE sessions from The Bullring, as the series visited Las Vegas for the second season in a row. Among the winners were front-runners Aaron Mulrooney Jr. and Andy Trupiano, who also took victories in 2018, and Parker Retzlaff, whose 12 victories are best among the more than 300 drivers who have competed this season.
Unfortunately for Trupiano, Mulrooney’s victory in a higher points-paying session enabled him to extend his championship advantage to 26 points. Cayden Rush is third, a further 26 points back of Trupiano, while Dylan Ault and Sean Leasure complete the top five.
How To Race
eNASCAR IGNITE Series sessions run on Thursdays at 2PM, 8PM, and 10PM ET.
The first time you go to join any session in this series, you will be asked to read and acknowledge official rules with regards to age and eligibility. By clicking this pop-up, you are bound to a legal agreement that states you meet all eligibility requirements. Click here to review Legal Disclaimer / Acknowledgement
The series will have a two-hour open practice session, as well as the three set race times that will include:
•Warmup (5 minutes)
•Qualifying (2 laps, single car, best lap counts)
Our great partners at Virtual Racing School have offered up complimentary access to their Legend car datapack. The datapack includes weekly driving tutorials, as well as driving data and tools to help you identify where you’re losing time and where you can gain it. Visit https://virtualracingschool.com/IGNITE to learn more.