Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series Race Preview: Laguna Seca

The Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series continues its chase towards a prize pool valued at more than $500,000 with a visit to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday at 3PM ET. As always, the action can be seen live on and across iRacing and Skip Barber Racing School channels.

About The Series: The Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series is designed to give sim racers an opportunity to earn their way into a fully funded real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series seat. This six-round sim racing championship features the iRacing Formula iR-04 that most closely resembles the car used in the real-world series. Each week, a new set of 20 drivers qualifies into the series through a three-day Time Attack session, before receiving coaching from Skip Barber Racing School instructors throughout the week. The top three points finishers across the season receive race seats, with the champion running a full season, second place running half the season, and third place running a single event. The combined value of all prizes, including SBRS credits to all qualifying drivers and other randomly awarded scholarships, exceeds $500,000.

Last Race: Nicolas Mateo and Matt Adams became the third and fourth different winners of the season last week at Watkins Glen International, with Mateo winning the first race by leading just the last lap and Adams climbing from seventh to first in the second. VIR 2 winner Deagen Fairclough and Elvis Rankin were the two runner-ups, while three-time winner Mikkel Gade completed the podium in both instances.

Track Facts: Since 1957, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has served as one of the United States’ premier road racing facilities. Currently home to IndyCar, IMSA, MotoAmerica, and vintage events, Laguna Seca’s most iconic corner is the Corkscrew, a blind left-right downhill chicane that rewards only the bravest drivers. The track began to take its current shape in 1988 when the long straightaway between its former Turns 2 and 3 was replaced with a new infield section that includes the famous Andretti Hairpin.

Next Race: Following Laguna Seca, the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series will head to Road America on Sunday, April 17 at 3PM ET. At more than four miles long, the legendary Wisconsin circuit is the largest on the series calendar, and will challenge drivers with its famous Carousel, Canada Corner, and its massive fronstretch charge to the finish line.

Drivers looking to qualify for subsequent rounds of the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series can visit to register before turning their hot laps in iRacing’s Time Attack system on Monday through Wednesday. Registration is $20 per event. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit