Welcome back to This Week in iRacing, our weekly post that details all you need to know about what is going on in the world of iRacing!
As always, This Week includes topics ranging from official eSports to some of the top community-driven events, and everything in between.
Here’s what you should know for Week 8 of 2024 Season 1, from January 30th to February 5th, 2024.
For the Members: iRacing Official Series Highlights
Every week, iRacing offers daily, even hourly racing that members can get into, based on where their license level is at. There are also some special series that run at specific times that anyone can jump into, with the right credentials, that offer a more meaningful sim racing experience.
Here are a few of the highlighted series taking place this week.
WINTER NASCAR iRACING SERIES
There’s no NASCAR iRacing Series until the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season begins, so in its place for the winter is the Winter NASCAR iRacing Series (WNiS), a similarly-structured fixed and open setup series which will utilize the 1987 NASCAR Cup Series cars for a 13-week inter-season series. This final week, Week 13, will feature the 1987 cars at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The races this week are scheduled for:
Fixed Schedule: Wednesday, 21:00 GMT; Friday, 02:00 GMT; Saturday, 10:00 and 17:00 GMT; Monday, 02:00 GMT
Open Schedule: Thursday, 02:00 and 19:00 GMT; Saturday, 02:00 GMT; Sunday, 15:00 GMT
For more information on the Winter NASCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
FIA F4 ESPORTS REGIONAL TOURS
Every week, FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour races take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 11:00 PM in time zones appropriate for each region. While all iRacers are eligible to run in any region’s event, the servers will always be set to the most appropriate iRacing server for each region.
Week 8 Schedule:
- Americas: Autódromo José Carlos Pace – Grand Prix
- Asia-Pacific: Fuji International Speedway – No Chicane
- Europe-North: Silverstone Circuit – National
- Europe-South: MotorLand Aragón – National
iRACING WEEKLY CHALLENGE
iRacing’s latest new series concept comes to life for 2024 Season 1 with the introduction of the iRacing Weekly Challenge. If you’re into all forms of road racing, this is the series for you—it’s 12 weeks of different car and track combinations, with no repeats on either, for a season-long championship. Prove you’re the best at everything from sports cars to open-wheel racers on a global tour of some of iRacing’s most popular circuits.
Each week will feature points races every hour, leading up to a main event on Sunday at 20:00 GMT that features splits by weekly points. Races will be 20 minutes long and are open to iRacers with Class D licenses and higher. A separate set of points will also be tracked for the top splits of the Sunday main events on their own landing page. In addition, $5 in iRacing credits will be awarded each week to a random driver who makes the top split of the Sunday main event.
Week 8 Schedule:
- Radical SR10 at Road America – Full Course
RING MEISTER / DRAFT MASTER COMBINATIONS
Two of the more unique daily racing series added in recent seasons are the Ring Meister Ricmotech Series and the Draft Master Series, where the cars change every week as opposed to the tracks. This season, the setups are fixed in both series, which means it’s all about jumping in and racing the combination at hand.
The Ring Meister Ricmotech Series (Races on every odd 2 hours | Qualifying every even 2 hours at :30) takes place at the Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten and cycles through mostly road-type racing vehicles every week.
As for Draft Master (every hour), there are two tracks—Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway—and six NASCAR vehicles that each track will cycle through. This series moves back to Talladega for the final six weeks of 2024 Season 1.
Week 8 Schedule:
- Ring Meister: Radical SR8 at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
- Draft Master: [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2009 at Talladega Superspeedway
Official iRacing eSports
There’s only one World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Car Series race remaining to decide the 2023-24 champion. Also this week, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will both return to open their 2024 seasons.
iRACING WORLD OF OUTLAWS THRUSTMASTER SPRINT CAR SERIES
The finale to the 2023-24 iRacing World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Car Series takes place tonight at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Three drivers are mathematically eligible to win the championship, including two sophomores in Aiden Forster and Ryan Avila. Alex Bergeron has a chance at a fourth title, but he’ll need some help to make up the 55 point deficit entering the event won by defending champion, Tyler Schell, one season ago.
THE DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE RACE #10 – BROADCAST STARTS AT 9:00 PM ET (02:00 GMT)
For more details on the World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Car Series -> CLICK HERE
eNASCAR COCA-COLA iRACING SERIES
This Tuesday, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series returns for 2024 with an exhibition race to start the season. After two years of racing in the Los Angelis Memorial Coliseum, the best of eNASCAR return to Daytona for a 40-lap event. New teams, new drivers, and tons of changes will be featured as this will be the first unofficial race of the year to get everyone familiar with the upcoming season.
DAYTONA CLASH (EXHIBITION RACE) – BROADCAST STARTS AT 8:00 PM ET (01:00 GMT)
For more details on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
PORSCHE TAG HEUER ESPORTS SUPERCUP
For the first time, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will take on the twists, turns and high banks of Daytona International Speedway to open the 2024 season. Led in by the PESC All-Stars an hour prior, 30 of the best sim racers are set to kick off a seven-event battle to crown a champion. Can Jordan Caruso defend his 2023 title, or can anyone else take it this season?
DAYTONA RACE #1 – BROADCAST STARTS WITH ALL-STARS AT 1:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT) – SUPERCUP AT 2:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT)
For more details on the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup -> CLICK HERE
OFF THIS WEEK
- eNASCAR College iRacing Series
- Next Race -> Tuesday, February 20: Race #6 at Darlington Raceway
For more details on the eNASCAR College iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
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