Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series Returns in July

Full-season seat in 2025 Skip Barber Formula Race Series among $500,000 in total prize value

iRacing and the Skip Barber Racing School are pleased to once again team up for the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series, a five-round championship that will kick off this July. Just like in past seasons, drivers will compete in iRacing’s Formula 4 car for prizes valued at more than $500,000, headlined by the opportunity to train and compete in the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series next year.

“We’re excited to once again work with the Skip Barber Racing School to bring back the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series for 2024,” said iRacing president Tony Gardner. “SBRS has been one of our longest-standing and most supportive partners, and the opportunity they offer for top iRacers to translate their skills into real-world racing is unmatched. We have no doubt that the top drivers this season will be worthy candidates for a real-world seat in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, and we look forward to seeing who will come out on top!”

As in past years, drivers will compete in a series of Hot Lap Qualifiers, utilizing iRacing’s Time Attack platform to earn their slots in each race. Each Hot Lap Qualifier will be active from Friday at 12AM ET to Sunday at 11:59PM ET, and the top 20 drivers on the Time Attack leaderboard will be invited to run each race. They’ll also get to take part in an open test with Skip Barber Racing School instructors on hand to provide feedback.

“As the premier driver training program in the world, we know firsthand the importance of sim-racing in a driver’s development,” Skip Barber Racing School Chief Marketing Officer Dan DeMonte said. “We also understand those competing in sim-racing possess an incredible amount of racing knowledge before they even get into one of our cars. We know the winner of the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series will be an instant factor in our Skip Barber Formula Race Series and we’re eager to see who that person is.”

The 2024 Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series schedule features four venues and five layouts on this year’s real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series schedule. Each race will run on Thursdays at 7PM ET, with an official live broadcast on iRacing.com/live and across iRacing social media channels. The events are as follows:

Round

Track

Hot Lap Qualifier

Race

1Circuit of the AmericasJuly 12-14July 18
2Virginia International Raceway (Grand)July 26-28August 1
3Road AmericaAugust 2-4August 8
4Lime Rock ParkAugust 9-11August 15
5Virginia International Raceway (Full)September 6-8September 12

 

Drivers can register to compete in 2024 Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series events here.

The top three finishers in 2024 Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series points will be invited to compete in a shootout at VIR later this year, where they’ll receive a 3 Day Racing School and have exclusive access to Skip Barber Racing School training facilities and coaching as they battle for a full-season seat in the 2025 Skip Barber Formula Race Series. In addition, 1 Day Racing School certificates will be given to the Hard Charger in each race, as well as fourth and fifth in the final standings, and all drivers who qualify for any given race will receive a one-time $200 credit to Skip Barber Racing School.

To learn about the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series and register for events, visit https://www.skipbarber.com/iracing-series/. For more information about iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

About the Skip Barber Racing School

With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the firm belief that competitive race car driving was teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since that first class, over 400,000 students have become racers and champions.

Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving, off-road, corporate and group events, and racing schools at the finest venues in America. Our Skip Barber Race Series serves as the ultimate training ground for the next generation of racers. Skip Barber Racing fields entries in TC America, Toyota GR Cup North America, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, IMSA Mustang Challenge and USF Pro Championships. Our innovative OEM programs elevate the finest automotive marques, and our bespoke corporate programs build teamwork and recognize outstanding achievement.

No experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School. For more information on our programs, call us at 866-932-1949, visit us online at skipbarber.com and follow us on social media at #skipbarberracingschool/@skipbarber.