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Scanning What’s in Store for iRacing with Tony Gardner

November 18th, 2011 by

One of the biggest selling points in iRacing for me is the laser-scanned tracks.  As a sim-racer I may not benefit from knowing each bump and nuance of the real-world track, but knowing what I am driving from my living room is accurate down to the millimeter to what I see drivers racing on TV … Read the Rest »

iRacer Profile: Chris Seymour

April 8th, 2011 by

What can you say about a guy from Winnipeg who posts the lyrics to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as his biographical sketch on the iRacing.com member site?  A guy whose nickname is Moose 3, who lists curling and baseball as his favorite sports, and PCs and “wife” as his hobbies? Although he joined … Read the Rest »

Trevor Bayne First Drove Daytona on iRacing.com

February 23rd, 2011 by

It was standing room only in the Daytona media center this past Sunday afternoon when Trevor Bayne walked in following his dramatic win in the Daytona 500.  But in the same room a year earlier, just a handful of people looked on as drove an iRacing.com-powered simulator while Michael Waltrip talked him around Daytona International … Read the Rest »

Lots of Daytona 500 Winners

February 21st, 2011 by

This past weekend produced a multitude of Daytona 500 winners.  Trevor Bayne won the opening round of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on Sunday, of course, but Saturday saw 37 different iRacers take checkered flags in the iRacing.com Daytona 500, Round Two of the 2011 World Tour of iRacing.com. In reality, however, there were … Read the Rest »

Don’t Just Watch The Daytona 500, Drive It!

February 11th, 2011 by

The Great American Sim-Race Is Open to Everyone Practice starts tomorrow (February 12) for the iRacing.com Daytona 500, a virtual version of NASCAR’s 2011 season-opening event that runs on February 19, the day before the real Daytona 500.  Unlike the NASCAR Sprint Cup race that more than 200,000 will view from the grandstands at Daytona … Read the Rest »

2011 World Tour of iRacing Schedule Announced

December 27th, 2010 by

Popular Series Samples Global Motorsport Variety With Tributes to Major Real-World Races Conceived a year ago as a way for iRacing.com’s 20,000+ members to sample the world’s wide range of oval-track and road-racing cars and circuits, the 2010 World Tour of iRacing proved to be an extremely popular artistic success among the global group of … Read the Rest »

Thompson International Speedway Joins iRacing.com

March 18th, 2010 by

Historic Connecticut Facility is Latest Online Racing Short Track For 70 years Thompson International Speedway has challenged New England’s finest racing drivers.  With the announcement that iRacing.com will add the legendary Connecticut track to its inventory, fans of the legendary high-banked, five-eighths mile oval and short-track online racing enthusiasts around the world will soon be able to measure themselves against a track that in its history has sent drivers to the winner’s circle in the Daytona 500 and success on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. “I’m pleased that we’ve been able to put together this alliance with iRacing.com,” said Jonathan Hoenig, the track’s director of business development and marketing and the fourth generation of his family to be involved with Thompson International Speedway.  “The timing couldn’t be better as we use innovative technology and other modern business management tools to move the sport of short-track racing forward for the benefit of both fans and participants.” “Our fans are loyal and enthusiastic,” Hoenig said.  “Many of them would be on the track racing if they could – and now through iRacing.com, they will be able to race on an exact digital duplicate of the speedway when they’re not attending races. We look forward to our local fans and racing game enthusiasts from all over the world being able to participate in online racing series that include Thompson International Speedway.” Hoenig, who holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University and whose great-grandfather began construction of the speedway in 1938, also noted that as host to a NASCAR touring series and seven of its own racing classes, each year the track saw a number of drivers make their maiden appearances.  “Just as many NASCAR Sprint Cup stars such as Joey Logano and Martin Truex, Jr.

iRacing.com Announces 2010 World Tour

December 21st, 2009 by

Series of 14 Virtual Events to Track Real-World Counterparts Starting next month members of iRacing.com will able to participate in the iRacing World Tour, a series of same-weekend virtual versions of more than a dozen of the world’s top motorsport events.  Beginning in January with the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway’s road course, … Read the Rest »