This Week in iRacing: February 27-March 4, 2024

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 the final main week of 2024 Season 1, Week 12, from February 27th to March 4th, 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

Back in 2024, the NASCAR iRacing Series (Open Setup and Fixed Setup) follows the NASCAR Cup Series schedule for a 36-week racing season. Week 3 is set to take place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week, 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 -> 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 12 Schedule: 

  • Americas: Sonoma Raceway – Open Wheel 2012-2018
  • Asia-Pacific: Mobility Resort Motegi – East
  • Europe-North: Snetterton Circuit – 200
  • Europe-South: Circuito de Jerez – Ángel Nieto – Moto

RACING PRODIGY MAZDA SPEC MX-5 GOLDEN TICKET SERIES

For a special seven-week series that spans the end of 2024 Season 1 and 2024 Season 2, Racing Prodigy will have an official road racing series (a Sports Car licensed series once the road license split happens) for their Mazda Spec MX-5 Golden Ticket Series. The top-48 leaders in the final points from the series advance to enter the Series Finals which start on Sunday, April 7.

While the ranked series is open to all iRacing members to participate in, those looking to enter for Racing Prodigy’s program need a Racing Prodigy Membership (RPM), either the PRL iRacing Game Pass or the PRL Combo Game Pass will suffice in order to be considered for the top-48. The car that will be used is the legacy Mazda MX-5 from 2010.

There will be seven time slots to participate in every weekend during the seven-week series:

  • Friday:
    • 4:00 p.m. ET / 21:00 GMT
  •  Saturday:
    • 4:00 a.m. ET / 09:00 GMT
    • 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 GMT
    • 4:00 p.m. ET / 21:00 GMT
  •  Sunday:
    • 4:00 a.m. ET / 09:00 GMT
    • 11:00 a.m. ET / 16:00 GMT
    • 4:00 p.m. ET / 21:00 GMT

Week 3 Track: Lime Rock Park – Classic

For more information on the Racing Prodigy Mazda Spec MX-5 Golden Ticket Series -> CLICK HERE

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 12 Schedule:

  • Formula Vee at Rudskogen Motorsenter

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 12 Schedule:

  • Ring Meister: Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
  • Draft Master: NASCAR Cup Series Next Gens at Talladega Superspeedway

Official iRacing eSports

It’s busy again this week in the world of iRacing eSports. While the College Series begins its qualifying process for Talladega, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, the eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series and the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup all return with racing on both sides of the United States.

eNASCAR COCA-COLA iRACING SERIES

The second race of the 2024 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series takes the 40 top-rated eNASCAR sim racers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for 100 laps of racing. Michael Conti was victorious the last two times the series visited. A year before that, it was Ryan Luza scoring his fourth win at the venue. Can Luza make that five to claim his first win since 2022?

LAS VEGAS RACE #2 – 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

The second race of the eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series will also take place this week at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. At Daytona, nearly 1,100 iRacers took on the first round of the series. Former eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver Blake Reynolds scored the top split victory.

LAS VEGAS RACE #2 – TOP SPLIT BROADCAST STARTS AT 8:00 PM ET (2:00 GMT)

For more details on the eNASCAR Road to Pro Ladder -> CLICK HERE

PORSCHE TAG HEUER ESPORTS SUPERCUP

After a week off, the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup returns for the halfway race of the 2024 season. For the first time, a Mid-Season Tournament is scheduled that will mix up the race day format, featuring multiple heat races and a Main event field that won’t feature the whole 30-driver field. Last season, Gustavo Ariel and Zac Campbell split the normal Sprint and Feature race wins.

WATKINS GLEN RACE #4 – 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, March 19: Race #7 at Talladega Superspeedway

For more details on the eNASCAR College iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE

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