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 10 of 2024 Season 1, from February 13th to February 19th, 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.
NASCAR iRACING SERIES / SPECIAL EVENT: 2023 iRACING DAYTONA 500
Following the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, the NASCAR iRacing Series (both Open Setup and Fixed Setup) begins the 2024 calendar year with a full-length Daytona event. Just like the real-world event, 500 miles, or 200 laps are schedule at the historic Daytona International Speedway utilizing the NASCAR Next Gen Stock Cars from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota.
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 NASCAR iRacing Series Special Event -> 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 10 Schedule:
- Americas: Road Atlanta – Full Course
- Asia-Pacific: Oran Park Raceway – Grand Prix
- Europe-North: Circuit Zandvoort – National
- Europe-South: Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours – Grand Prix
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 10 Schedule:
- Renault Clio at Lime Rock Park – Classic
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 10 Schedule:
- Ring Meister: [legacy] Pro Mazda at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
- Draft Master: 1987 NASCAR Cup Series vehicles at Talladega Superspeedway
Official iRacing eSports
It’s a full week of iRacing eSports this week as the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and the first step on the eNASCAR Road to Pro ladder return at Daytona on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup will also race this weekend with racing from Le Mans.
eNASCAR COCA-COLA iRACING SERIES
As usual, the NASCAR and eNASCAR regular seasons begin this week. The 15th season of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series begins with 80 laps around Daytona International Speedway. Tucker Minter will look to defend his Daytona win from a season ago while Steven Wilson will start his 2023 championship defense.
DAYTONA RACE #1 – BROADCAST STARTS WITH COUNTDOWN TO GREEN AT 7:30 PM ET (1:30 GMT)
For more details on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
eNASCAR QUALIFYING iRACING SERIES – ROUND 1
Also this week is the eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series, the first step towards attempting to qualify for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. Daytona is the stop, and the hopeful eNASCAR truckers will also race for 80 laps in many splits determined by iRating.
DAYTONA RACE #1 – TOP SPLIT BROADCAST (PRESENTED BY MACONI ENTERTAINMENT) STARTS AT 8:00 PM
For more details on the eNASCAR Road to Pro Ladder -> CLICK HERE
PORSCHE TAG HEUER ESPORTS SUPERCUP
Both the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports All-Stars and Supercup travel to France to take on the Circuit de la Sarthe, also known as Le Mans on Saturday for the third event in the 2024 season. Sebastian Job scored a perfect score at Hockenheim after scoring the TAG Heuer Pole Award, a Sprint win, and a Feature victory. Last year, Job was the Sprint victor while Yohann Harth took the Feature at Le Mans
LE MANS RACE #3 – 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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