February 4th, 2022 by Chris Leone
iRacing will stage its first-ever professional sim racing series for short course off-road trucks in the summer of 2022. The iRacing Off-Road Championship Series will kick off on Wednesday, June 22 and feature the Pro 4 Stadium Truck competing in premier short course venues across America, with a $25,000 purse on the line and $10,000 to the champion.
The iRacing Off-Road Championship Series will simulate a full season of short course racing with eight weeks of action and double features in each of its events. All four full-length track layouts at Crandon, Bark River, Wild West, and Wild Horse Pass will stage two events each, with each hosting race lengths that match their real-world counterparts. 24 drivers will qualify for the series by their season-long results in the B class Pro 4 open setup series over the course of 2022 Season 2. To help put all racers on a more even playing field in the qualifying process, the Pro 2 trucks will compete in their own series for 2022 Season 2.
The introduction of the iRacing Off-Road Championship Series follows four successful years of the iRacing Rallycross World Championship presented by Yokohama, which introduced many of the world’s premier rallycross teams to the world of sim racing and included a full series of All-Star Invitational events in 2020 and 2021. Licenses from the 2021 iRX World Championship will not carry over into the iRacing Off-Road Championship Series to ensure that the top 10 drivers may retain their eligibility for future iRX events.
iRacing Off-Road Championship Series events will run on Wednesdays at 9PM ET/6PM PT. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.