January 25th, 2023 by Chris Leone
$500,000 in prizes at stake, including full season Skip Barber Formula Race Series program
iRacing, the premier motorsport simulation, will team up with the Skip Barber Racing School to host the Formula iRacing Series for the second year in a row in 2023. Drivers from all over the globe will compete over a five-week period of action for the ultimate prize in motorsports: a fully funded seat in the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series.
The Formula iRacing Series features a weekly Hot Lap qualifier where drivers attempt to set the fastest laps to earn entry to the race. From there, the top 20 drivers of the week will compete in fixed setup races where cumulative points will be earned based on finishing position. Between qualifying and the race that week, drivers will have an opportunity to gain guidance from Skip Barber Racing School instructors in online test sessions. With over $500,000 in prizes at stake, the ultimate winner will earn a seat in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series!
Drivers will compete in the iRacing IR-04 race cars at five tracks on the 2023 Skip Barber Formula Race Series schedule, including iRacing’s impeccably recreated virtual versions of VIRginia International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Lime Rock Park, Road America, and Circuit of the Americas. The weekly races will be broadcast on live on iRacing.com/live, the official home of iRacing live streaming coverage. The full schedule is as follows:
|1||Lime Rock Park||Jan 28||Jan 27-29||Feb 2|
|2||Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta||Feb 2||Feb 3-5||Feb 9|
|3||Circuit of the Americas||Feb 9||Feb 10-12||Feb 16|
|4||VIRginia International Raceway||Feb 16||Feb 17-19||Feb 23|
|5||Road America||Feb 23||Feb 24-26||Mar 2|
“It was amazing to see last year iRacing competitor Elvis Rankin win the real-world series last year. It’s a testament to the fidelity of the sim iRacing has created over the years. It supports all the testimonials that there is a viable path from virtual to real world racing and the sim is a great way to train”. said iRacing director of sales and marketing Otto Szebeni. “iRacing and Skip Barber Racing School continue to be at the forefront of training the racers of today and preparing the racers of tomorrow. It will be exciting to see how the 2023 season plays out!
The Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series kicks off today at Lime Rock Park with the first Hot Lap Qualifier, with the first race to be broadcast on Thursday, February 2nd. Drivers can register at www.skipbarber.com/iracing-series. If you are not yet an iRacing member, go to www.iRacing.com and join now.
About Skip Barber Racing School
With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the firm belief that competitive race car driving was teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since that first class, over 400,000 students have become racers and champions.
Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving and racing schools at the finest tracks in America. We operate the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, field championship race teams in TC and TC America, create innovative OEM programs that elevate the finest automotive marques, and produce corporate programs that build teamwork and recognize outstanding achievement. No experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School. For more information on our programs, call us at 866-932-1949 or visit us online at skipbarber.com.
The world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and “NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, IMSA, World of Outlaws, Mazda Motorsports, McLaren Racing, Williams F1, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, the Skip Barber Racing School and General Motors. Learn more at www.iRacing.com.