online racing today announced plans to add dirt surface race tracks and cars to its popular online motorsports simulation service. The world’s leading centralized racing game platform, iRacing enables sim racers to compete in more than 50 different digital race cars on laser-scanned replicas of the world’s most renowned racing circuits, including every track on the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule as well as legendary road courses such as Road America, Interlagos, Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Bathurst and the Nürburgring.

In 2015, iRacing introduced a revolutionary dynamic track feature which enables its digital track surfaces to constantly evolve during the course of races based on changing weather conditions and the amount of virtual rubber laid down by competitors. The development of dirt track surfaces is the next step for iRacing, according to Steve Myers,’s Executive Vice President and Executive Producer.

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“We are starting a new chapter in our long history and expanding into a new branch of motorsport – dirt,” says Myers. “With the evolution of our new surface model the next natural step was to develop a dirt surface model and dirt race cars.

“The next natural step was to develop a dirt surface model and dirt race cars.” – Steve Myers

“We are working closely the University of Northwestern Ohio and Clint Bowyer Racing (CBR) to create virtual dirt surfaces that match the fidelity of iRacing’s paved tracks, along with a digital version of CBR’s PEAK/Crawford Supply BWRC late model. Speaking for everyone at iRacing, I’m really excited about this project, and I’m very optimistic that we’ll be launching it this year.” goes to extra-ordinary lengths to simulate real racing for its enthusiastic customer base across a wide range of motorsport from stock and sports cars to open wheel, sedan and showroom stock racing. iRacing is home to hundreds of private leagues as well as dozens of official series, many run in partnership with the world’s foremost professional racing organizations including NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, SRO Blancpain and the V8 Supercar series., which has had over 200,000 members join since 2008, is available 24/7 to join or race. After completing a user-friendly enrollment process on their personal computers, iRacers in more than 150 countries compete against one another from their homes using an inexpensive gaming racing wheel/pedal set connected to their PCs.

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I hope this is no April fool 😀

April 1st, 2016 at 10:35 am

People have been wanting a good dirt racing game for a long time so its too bad this is fake. Oh well, not my profits that I’m worried about 😉

April 1st, 2016 at 11:31 am

They just ignited the excitement from many many dirt track racing fans and drivers. I have waited for another racing experience like DTR from Ratbag studios to come along. Don’t play with my heart iRacing.

April 1st, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Sooo, since it’s April 1st and CBR uses Club 29 Chassis now, I’d say this is sadly an April Fools…

April 1st, 2016 at 2:58 pm

They fooled us once on 4-1 but this would be a dirty trick (no pun intended)

Racer X
April 1st, 2016 at 6:44 pm

You bet it’s an April fools joke. Just look at the last paragraph where it says “using an inexpensive gaming racing wheel/pedal set connected to their PCs”. It’s not inexpensive to someone working part time and barely making it. They don’t tell you about all the other added expenses, like upgrading a cpu, graphics card, ram, possibly a motherboard, buying the license for cars/tracks, etc. But I digress…It would take years to do all the work to do dirt tracks justice. A dirt track never stays the same, from minute to minute, week to week. The only thing I can think of they can scan on a dirt track that won’t change much is the wall to the infield. They can’t do this in a year, not with all that goes into it. Some entities have no business doing April fools jokes, and this is one of them. If you are new and looking to get into this and see something like this, you buy into it only to be disappointed that you were lied to.

April 2nd, 2016 at 7:42 am

This is a cruel joke if it is for April fools

April 2nd, 2016 at 12:31 pm

I don’t know its not April 3rd and they haven’t changed it to April Fools or even said anything to that extent.

April 3rd, 2016 at 10:52 pm

Confirmed real guys 🙂

April 5th, 2016 at 11:38 am

Its twue, its twue!!

April 5th, 2016 at 2:39 pm

This will be amazing cause i do dirt racing in real life

Jacob Moore
April 20th, 2016 at 1:22 pm

I just got started here. Haven’t yet set anything up, still taking it all in and figuring it out. So glad that I found this. I am a 52 year old kid in a candy store here. This is awesome! I’ve been playing racing games since 99 and this has to be the best thing to come along since that first driving sim back in the Windows 98 days..

John Irwin
April 29th, 2016 at 10:24 pm

I still don t believe it. I think they are just forcing the joke onto us. That video is so bad with the software engineer tasting the dirt. Come on iRacing it is no longer April 1st. Give it up already

July 11th, 2016 at 2:24 am

when is the dirt coming out

October 3rd, 2016 at 9:01 am

One more time . . . “by the end of 2016.”

October 3rd, 2016 at 9:28 am

What date is the dirt racing coming out I am so ready

Rusty Lance
October 5th, 2016 at 10:41 am


October 20th, 2016 at 7:17 pm

So now that we know this is actually real, when is it going to be released? CANNOT WAIT FOR RALLYCROSS!

Kenneth C
November 9th, 2016 at 12:33 pm

When is release we are all sick of waiting just bring it out already …

January 23rd, 2017 at 3:36 pm

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