Congratulations to Zack Novak on becoming the inaugural champion of the NASCAR Ignite Series! Stay tuned for details regarding the 2019 season!


NASCAR and iRacing are launching the first ever youth racing series on iRacing, an esports series focused on getting racers ages 13-16 in the driver’s seat. Learn the skills, strategy and focus to be a real race car driver. The NASCAR youth esports series will establish a legitimate entry point into real-world racing, providing young competitors with an unparalleled simulation experience on iRacing’s ultra-realistic software.

*NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY* Offer expires July 30, 2018
No additional registration charge for current members with all necessary content.

If you are not yet an iRacing member, we’ve made it easy to jump into the action with a special offer which includes a one-year membership and all content necessary to compete in this special series!

Hear from real-world drivers who utilize iRacing on a regular basis over on our Testimonial Page.

System Requirements – What you need to race! If you are already an iRacing member, be on the lookout for the series to go live just like any other official series we run. If you aren’t a member, make sure to sign up so you can access the official series. We will make an announcement when the series is live!

How to Join Series

Log onto iRacing with your member account.

Go to Current Series and choose NASCAR IGNITE Series

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 2 hour open practice session as well as the 3 set race times that will include:

  • 5 minute warmup
  • 2 Lap single car qualifying (Best Lap)
  • Race

The season will be a mix of single and heat race formats. The regular season, comprised of the first eight events, will be open to all participants. The 50 participants accumulating the most points over the regular season will qualify to compete in the four-week playoffs. The top 30 in points after the playoffs will advance to a final championship event at the iconic Martinsville Speedway.

After the first 8 races, the Top 50 will be required to send in additional proof of age along with a headshot and bio. Click here for forms.  Scan and email forms to

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. Simply go to to learn more.



*Races will be Wednesdays at 2:00 PM EDT, 8:00 PM EDT, and 10:00 PM EDT

June 20

Charlotte Motor Speedway – Legends Oval

June 27

Thompson Speedway

July 11

South Boston Speedway

July 18

Atlanta Motor Speedway – Legends Oval

July 25

Brands Hatch -Indy Circuit

Aug 1

Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Bullring

Aug 8

Myrtle Beach Speedway

Aug 15

Langley Speedway

Aug 22

New Smyrna Speedway

Aug 29

Irwindale Speedway

Sept 12

Texas – (Short Track B Road)

Sept 19

Final Shootout: HEAT RACING* (Time: Wednesday 8pm EDT)

Sept 26



Playoff Heat Format:
50 Entries
10 Minute Practice
(5) 10 lap heat races (10 cars each heat)
Top 3 of each heat transfer to the A Main
Last Chance Qualifier A: 12 laps (18 cars)
Last Chance Qualifier B: 12 laps (17 cars)
Winner from each LCQ Transfer to A Main
A Main Feature – 17 Cars – 30 Laps
Yellows Off

Finals Heat Format:
30 Entries
10 Minute Practice
(3) 10 lap heat races (10 cars each heat)
Top 4 of each heat transfer to the A Main
Last Chance Qualifier A: 12 laps (18 cars)
Top 4 from LCQ Transfer to A Main
A Main Feature – 16 Cars – 30 Laps

Yellows are off for the Ignite Series.