March 18th, 2022 by Chris Leone
Qualifying is now open for the inaugural iRacing Off-Road Championship Series, an eight-event championship for the top Dirt Road iRacers in the world utilizing the Pro 4 Stadium Truck. The series, which will kick off on Wednesday, June 22 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, will see 24 drivers do battle across double feature events at Crandon International Raceway, Bark River International Raceway, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, and Wild West Motorsports Park throughout the summer. The series will also offer a $25,000 purse to its competitors, with $10,000 reserved for the champion.
Short course off-road racing debuted on iRacing in the summer of 2019, and has continued to expand since then with additional vehicles and special events. All iRacing users receive the Pro 2 Lite truck free of charge to start their journey at the Rookie level, before progressing through the Pro 4 and Pro 2 ranks. Drivers can quickly earn promotions into harder series with clean driving, with some able to reach the highest license level in a matter of weeks or even days. The top Pro 4 and Pro 2 series feature custom setup tuning, as the fastest drivers in sim racing look to find extra tenths on the time chart.
To qualify for the iRacing Off-Road Championship Series, drivers must compete in the B class Pro 4 Off-Road Racing Series during 2022 Season 2, which runs for 12 weeks through June 6. Drivers may run as many races as they would like in each race week, with points awarded based on both race finish and strength of field. A driver’s best eight weekly scores count in the standings, and the 24 top-scoring eligible drivers who are in good standing with iRacing will be selected to run the Off-Road Championship Series.
The full schedule for the iRacing Pro 4 Off-Road Racing Series, the official qualifying series for the 2022 iRacing Off-Road Championship Series, is as follows:
|1||March 15||March 21||Crandon International Raceway (full)||12|
|2||March 22||March 28||Bark River International Raceway||12|
|3||March 29||April 4||Wild West Motorsports Park||15|
|4||April 5||April 11||Crandon International Raceway (full)||12|
|5||April 12||April 18||Bark River International Raceway||12|
|6||April 19||April 25||Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park||18|
|7||April 26||May 2||Wild West Motorsports Park||15|
|8||May 3||May 9||Bark River International Raceway||12|
|9||May 10||May 16||Crandon International Raceway (short)||15|
|10||May 17||May 23||Wild West Motorsports Park||15|
|11||May 24||May 30||Bark River International Raceway||12|
|12||May 31||June 6||Crandon International Raceway (full)||12|
All iRacing Off-Road Championship Series races will be streamed live at www.iRacing.com/live and across iRacing and partner social media channels throughout the season. For more information on how to use iRacing, including how to progress through license classes, click here. To sign up for iRacing and get on track, visit www.iracing.com/membership.