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September 17th, 2010 by DavidP
If you ever envy motoring journalists who get to drive exotic machinery before it becomes available to the wealthy businessman and footballers (let alone the fact that most of us won’t ever get to drive them), then at least we can console ourselves with the knowledge that a virtual Grand Prix car costs the same as a virtual VW Jetta! Of course if you are an inRacingNews journalist then you just might get to drive the upcoming Williams FW31 before it is made available to the membership.
June 18th, 2010 by DavidP
In November of 2009 iRacing.com introduced a feature that enables members to host their own races. A session does cost $3 for the host, but he or she can have as many people join as they want for free as long as there is a stall for them on pit road. The most significant advantage to hosting your own race (compared to participating in an official iRacing event) is the ability to write your own rules. This gives the host some great tools to create some really exciting events. Some sites even run their own series complete with prizes for the winners. Among the best examples of this feature are fantastic events like the STPC (Short Track Pro Cup) Thunder presented by ONeil PC systems ( http://www.stprocup.com ; http://www.oneilpcsystems.com ). These events are hosted by the STPC series and broadcast by WRN, the web racing network ( http://www.webracingnetwork.com/Default.aspx ). (1) STPC's Thunder at Irwindale is just one of many hosted events on iRacing.com Special events like these are made possible by the hosted racing feature. As someone who participated in the most recent STPC race, I was blown away by how much fun I had. It was just like going to my local short track and watching a race
iRacing.com Expands Partnership with Lyn St. James Foundation Through “Women in the Winner’s Circle” Exhibit
February 16th, 2010 by DavidP
History of Women in Auto Racing Documented in Five-Year Traveling Interactive Exhibition iRacing.com is joining the Lyn St. James Foundation in support of “Women in the Winner’s Circle,” a five-year traveling exhibition that recognizes the past history, the growing achievements, and the future growth of women in racing. iRacing.com’s support of the exhibit marks an expansion of the company’s relationship with the foundation, which was initiated last year through the company’s involvement with the Women in the Winner’s Circle Driver Development Academy
October 29th, 2009 by DavidP
Qualifying and Racing in Ultra-Realistic Racing Simulators Highlight Fans’ Race Day Experience If the two living members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of inductees, Richard Petty and Junior Johnson, are still wondering who’s the better racer, they won’t need to order new helmets and driving uniforms to find out; they can just show up on May 23, 2010, the day of their formal induction into the Hall of Fame, and answer the question behind the wheel of one of the 15 iRacing.com-powered NASCAR stock car simulators located in the Hall.
August 27th, 2009 by Jay
Hard on the heels of last weekend’s third-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol, TN, and a second-place at Watkins Glen earlier in the month, iRacing’s Marcos Ambrose makes his first-ever start in the Daytona Prototype class of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
Volkswagen Announces Partnership with iRacing.com to Aid in Jetta TDI Cup Driver Training and Candidate Identification
April 25th, 2009 by KevinB
Volkswagen of America, Inc. and its SCCA Pro Racing Jetta TDI Cup series have announced a partnership with iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations, LLC, that will allow the racing series to utilize iRacing’s online racing simulations to further enhance training and recruiting capabilities. The partnership will aid in current Jetta TDI Cup driver training and identify driver candidates for future seasons