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Field Set for 2011 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship

January 24th, 2011 by

The line-up for the 2011 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship has been announced.  Heading the 50-driver roster for the 18-race, 36-week series are the defending champion Richard Towler of Hull, England and title runner-up Brad Davies of Wauchula, Florida.  The 2011 season kicks off on February 15, 9:00 p.m. ET (Feb. 16, 0200 GMT) at … Read the Rest »

2011 iRacing.com World Championship Series Road Racing Field Set

January 6th, 2011 by

The field for the 2011 iRacing.com World Championship Series Road Racing (iWCSRR) is now set.  Twenty of the leading drivers in the 2010 iRacing Pro Series Road (iPSR) will join the top 30 finishers from the inaugural iWCSRR – including champion Greger Huttu – in vying for the most prestigious title in online road racing. … 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 »

iRacing.com and the AT&T Williams Team Announce Arrival of Virtual Version of Williams-Toyota FW31

October 28th, 2010 by

World’s Premier Racing Game Launches Inaugural Grand Prix Series With today’ launch of the Williams-Toyota FW31 at iRacing.com anyone anywhere in the world with a PC, a broadband internet connection and an inexpensive driving game steering-wheel-and-pedal set can experience the thrill of driving a contemporary grand prix car.  The announcement, which has been highly anticipated … Read the Rest »

iRacing.com and the AT&T Williams Team Announce Arrival of Virtual Version of Williams-Toyota FW31

October 28th, 2010 by

World’s Premier Racing Game Launches Inaugural Grand Prix Series With today’ launch of the Williams-Toyota FW31 at iRacing.com anyone anywhere in the world with a PC, a broadband internet connection and an inexpensive driving game steering-wheel-and-pedal set can experience the thrill of driving a contemporary grand prix car.  The announcement, which has been highly anticipated … Read the Rest »

iRacing World Championship Road Racing Finale on iRacing.com Saturday

October 15th, 2010 by

The final round of the inaugural iRacing.com World Championship Road Racing is set for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 pm EST (22:00 GMT).   The race, which will be broadcast live on iRacing.com, will be preceded by a special 15-minute preview starting at 5:45 pm EST (21:45 GMT) with iRacing.com … Read the Rest »

Towler/Davies Race For All the Marbles Tonight on iRacing.com

October 5th, 2010 by

After seventeen weeks of fierce competition, Richard Towler and Brad Davies will decide the inaugural NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship title between themselves tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The race, which will be broadcast on iRacing.com, is set for 9 pm eastern time (01:00 GMT) and will be preceded by a special fifteen minute preview … Read the Rest »

iRacing Continues Japanese Growth

September 17th, 2010 by

iRacing continued its Japanese expansion with today’s announcement that Twin Ring Motegi, Suzuka Circuit and Tsukuba Circuit will join Okayama International Circuit on its growing list of global racing facilities.  In addition, iRacing will also be augmenting its line-up of virtual race cars with the Mazda Roadster and MX-5 Cup racing cars.  The announcement was … Read the Rest »

iRacing Continues Japanese Growth

September 17th, 2010 by

iRacing continued its Japanese expansion with today’s announcement that Twin Ring Motegi, Suzuka Circuit and Tsukuba Circuit will join Okayama International Circuit on its growing list of global racing facilities.  In addition, iRacing will also be augmenting its line-up of virtual race cars with the Mazda Roadster and MX-5 Cup racing cars.  The announcement was made by iRacing president, Tony Gardner, in conjunction with this weekend’s running of the Japan 300 IZOD IndyCar Series race at Twin Ring Motegi. “When we announced last spring that Okayama was joining iRacing, we promised there would be more tracks and cars of particular interest to our Japanese members,” Gardner said.  “Now we’re pleased to announce that our members in Japan, and elsewhere in the world, will be able to compete themselves with other drivers in Japan and elsewhere in the world on exact virtual versions of the tracks that are home to Japan’s two most important races, this weekend’s Japan 300 and next month’s Japanese Grand Prix, in precise digital versions of the Dallara Indy car and AT&T Williams FW31 grand prix car.  Tsukuba Circuit is popular with Japanese drivers, who enjoy its demanding technical nature, and we believe our members world-wide will enjoy driving on our virtual version.” According to Gardner, the AT&T Williams FW31 and the Mazdas will be available to iRacing members later this fall, and the four Japanese tracks will be available during the course of the next year.  Laser scanning of all four tracks and related data gathering will begin in November. The four new race tracks cover the gamut of motorsports activities in Japan.  Twin Ring Motegi boasts a 1.5 mile, egg-shaped oval, together with a state-of-the-art road course facility including a 12 turn, 2.9 mile circuit as well as two smaller club tracks.  Suzuka Circuit features a unique cross-over design in its signature 17 turn 3.6 mile circuit and, like Twin Ring Motegi, several shorter configurations.  Tsukuba Circuit is a short, but testing road course packing everything from fast, sweeping turns to hairpins and medium speed corners into its 1.2 mile layout while Okayama International Circuit (which hosted two Pacific Grand Prix Formula One races in the 1990s) mixes a series of flowing corners and straightaways with a technical infield section over the course of 2.3 miles.

Towler, Wood Suspended from Upcoming iWCRR Events

September 7th, 2010 by

The iRacing.com Competition Committee has suspended Richard Towler and Derek Wood from the next two online racing events in the iRacing World Championship Road Racing (iWCRR) series and placed both drivers on probation for the remainder of the 2010 iWCRR and NASCAR iRacing Series World Championship as the result of tactics they employed during Saturday’s … Read the Rest »