Author: iRacing

Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin avenged his loss to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou in the opening round of the 2021 IndyCar iRacing Challenge on Thursday night, taking the checkered flag in the season finale from Sebring International Raceway. The Supercars convert climbed through the field from a sixth place starting spot, taking the lead from Palou with four laps to go to earn the victory. “That’s a nice little win—I’m very surprised,” McLaughlin admitted after the race. “I’m really proud of it. I went long because I wasn’t as confident on an older set of tires, so I went as…

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iRacing is pleased to announce the upcoming addition of the Formula Vee, one of the world’s most enduring grassroots and entry-level open-wheel race cars. When released later this year, the car will make its debut as a free Rookie class vehicle, available for immediate use by all iRacers. Based on a pre-1963 Volkswagen Beetle, the Formula Vee has been a stepping stone for such racing legends as Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Keke Rosberg, and Nelson Piquet in their driving careers. Since 1964, the class has crowned an annual champion at the SCCA Runoffs in the United States, while international variants…

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For the first two races of this year’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge, the stars of the NTT IndyCar Series returned to tracks in the virtual world that haven’t hosted the series in quite some time. This time around, the setup is a little different: the three-race miniseason wraps up at Sebring International Raceway, a track that the series hasn’t raced on, but frequently utilizes for test sessions in the winter. Love or hate its ruthlessly bumpy surface, Sebring is one of America’s most iconic tracks, and a great simulator for the pros as they prepare for road and street courses in…

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Throughout the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season, we’re going to profile some of the series’ top drivers every week. Be sure to check back each week to see who we’re featuring next! Coming off of the best finish of his rookie season so far at Auto Club Speedway on Tuesday, we’re highlighting 2020 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series champion Isaac Gann of Kligerman Sport: Hometown: Senecaville, Ohio When did you start sim racing? I technically was introduced to racing simulations when I was around 5 years old – my dad and older brother brought home a Logitech MOMO and NASCAR Racing…

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Without a single caution flag in sight, Tuesday’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series action from Auto Club Speedway came down to whoever could execute the eventual winning strategy. When all was said and done, that strategy was a single pit stop, and no driver pulled that off more effectively than Kligerman Sport’s Bob Bryant. The sim racing veteran made his only pit stop after the halfway point of the 100-lap race, ensuring he’d have more than enough fuel to make it to the finish without needing to save. He led JTG Daugherty Racing’s Derek Justis and fellow Kligerman Sport driver Isaac…

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Believe it or not, we’re already about a quarter of the way through the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series entering tonight’s round at Auto Club Speedway. The high-speed two-mile oval didn’t make its series debut until the 2014 season, where current defending series champion Nick Ottinger took the checkered flag, but has been a mainstay of the series ever since. Elliott Sadler Esports’ Ashton Crowder is the defending winner at Auto Club, having taken the win in the second round of the 2020 season in an intense duel with Wood Brothers Racing standout Garrett Lowe. Half the field in last year’s…

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On a massive weekend of racing that saw a whopping 61 splits of racing across four time slots, Pietari Poikela and Dominik Hofmann teamed up to win the top split of the 2021 iRacing Sebring 12HR overall, completing 396 laps and leading 237 of them at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship-inspired event ran one week after the real-world race at Sebring, and also preceded the IndyCar iRacing Challenge finale at the track later this week. Poikela and Hofmann boasted a 46.951-second margin of victory over teammates Marc Elkemann and Patrick Wolf, while Ross Woodford and…

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Sebastian Job took the sprint race, but Joshua Rogers responded with a win where it counted most, taking the checkered flag in Saturday’s Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature event from the Nurburgring. The Australian driver’s bid to become the first driver to win the series title twice is now in terrific shape, as he holds a 127-point advantage with just two races remaining on the calendar. Utilizing both the modern grand prix circuit and the Nordschleife, the Nurburgring is the longest circuit on this year’s schedule, meaning that while the race lengths were similar to the rest of the…

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100 caution-free laps from Homestead-Miami Speedway ended with a familiar face on the top step of the podium, as NTT IndyCar Series veteran Sage Karam piloted the #98 Andretti Autosport Dallara-Honda to victory in the second round of the IndyCar iRacing Challenge on Thursday night. Karam, who rebounded from early trouble last week at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to finish fifth, led 21 laps, taking the lead from RC Enerson for good on Lap 89 thanks to a fuel-saving, single-pit stop strategy. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly finished second in his first start of the year after missing last week’s race,…

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The third season of the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup has looked quite a bit like the first one, with Joshua Rogers returning to the dominant form that brought him the series’ inaugural title in 2019. Now, with just three races remaining, Rogers will look to see if he can bring that same luck with him through the Green Hell, and take his third feature win of the season at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Rogers’ consistency and ability to rebound from setbacks are the biggest reasons he takes a 99-point championship advantage over Sebastian Job into Saturday’s race. While Job actually…

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