This Week in iRacing: April 2-8, 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 2024 Season 2 Week 4, from April 2nd to April 8th, 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 8 is set to take place at Martinsville Speedway, a 200-lap event which utilizes 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, 01:00 GMT; Saturday, 10:00 and 16:00 GMT; Monday, 01:00 GMT

Open Schedule: Thursday, 01:00 and 19:00 GMT; Saturday, 01:00 GMT; Sunday, 14:00 GMT

For more information on the NASCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE

FIA F4 ESPORTS REGIONAL TOURS

FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour races are a little different this season and moving forward. These series move to an every two-hour format. 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. Europe North and Europe South have combined into one singular Europe region in 2024 Season 2.

Week 4 Schedule: 

  • Americas (Every ODD hour, :15 after): Lime Rock Park – Grand Prix
  • Asia-Pacific (Every EVEN hour, :45 after): Mount Panorama Circuit
  • Europe (Every EVEN hour, :15 after): Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya – Grand Prix

For more information on the FIA F4 Esports Regional Tours -> CLICK HERE

BMW M POWER TOUR – FIXED SERIES

The BMW M Power Tour returns in 2024 in part thanks to a collaboration between BMW and iRacing. The fixed setup series features a varied selection of BMW M Motorsport cars competing across the world’s top tracks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, every even two hours, with prizes on the line for the top three drivers in the overall standings at season’s end.

Week 4 Schedule:

  • BMW M8 GTE at Red Bull Ring – Grand Prix

For more information on the BMW M Power Tour for Week 4 -> CLICK HERE

iRACING WEEKLY CHALLENGE

iRacing’s latest new series concept returns for 2024 Season 2—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 20:15 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 4 Schedule:

  • GT4s (A-M/BMW/McLaren/M-AMG/Porsche) at Algarve International Circuit – Grand Prix

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 now three tracks—Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and now iRacing Superspeedway as of 2024 Season 2—and now four NASCAR vehicles—the 2009 Impala COT, Craftsman Trucks, 1987 Cup cars and the current-day Next Gen—that each track will cycle through. This series will take on the new track, iRacing Superspeedway in the first four weeks of 2024 Season 2.

Week 4 Schedule:

  • Ring Meister: Lotus 79 at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
  • Draft Master: NASCAR Next Gen Cup Series cars at iRacing Superspeedway

OFF THIS WEEK

  • INDYCAR iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> April 16 at Long Beach Street Circuit (2024 Season 2, Week 5)
  • iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship
    • Next Race -> April 20 and April 21 (2024 Season 2, Week 6)

For more information on the INDYCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship -> CLICK HERE

Official iRacing eSports

There aren’t any eNASCAR events scheduled this week, but the final race of the 2024 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup is set to take place at the end of the week.

PORSCHE TAG HEUER ESPORTS SUPERCUP

The final race of the 2024 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season takes place on Saturday, April 6th, with action from the Temple of Speed, a.k.a. Monza. Two drivers remain in the championship battle this season. Sebastian Job has five wins (2 Sprint, 3 Feature) over the six events so far. Diogo Pinto doesn’t have any wins thus far, but he’s still right in the thick of it, 38 points behind. 110 points are up for grabs alongside the lion’s share of $200,000 for the eventual champion. Who will score their second title this weekend?

MONZA RACE #7 – BROADCAST STARTS WITH ALL-STARS AT 2:00 PM ET (18:00 GMT) – SUPERCUP AT 3:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT)

For more details on the Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup -> CLICK HERE

OFF THIS WEEK

  • eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> Tuesday, April 9: Race #5 at Brands Hatch Circuit
  • eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> Thursday, April 11: Race #5 at Texas Motor Speedway
  • eNASCAR College iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> Tuesday, April 16: Race #8 at Nashville Superspeedway

For more details on the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
For more details on the eNASCAR Road to Pro Ladder -> CLICK HERE
For more details on the eNASCAR College iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE

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