This Week in iRacing: June 11-17, 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 to expect from 2024 Season 3, Week 1, from June 11th to June 17th, 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.

iRACING WATKINS GLEN 6 HOUR PRESENTED BY VCO – iRACING SPECIAL EVENT!

The next special event for the 2024 calendar is the return of the iRacing 6 Hours Of The Glen, Presented by VCO. This iRacing special event is held in virtual Upstate New York and will feature multi-class, endurance-style team racing for a six-hour timeframe around Watkins Glen International with the Boot attached.

This weekend, from June 14th to June 16th, there will be five chances to participate in the event. 13 cars and three classes will be available to choose from, including GTP (BMW M Hybrid V8, Cadillac V-Series.R GTP, Acura ARX-06 GTP, Porsche 963 GTP), GTD (BMW M4 GT3, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020, Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), Ferrari 296 GT3, Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R, Ford Mustang GT3) and the LMP2 class featuring the Dallara P217.

RACE SCHEDULE: Friday, 22:00 GMT; Saturday, 07:00 GMT, 12:00 GMT, and 16:00 GMT; Sunday, 00:00 GMT

For more information on the iRacing Watkins Glen 6HR -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the 2024 iRacing Special Events calendar -> CLICK HERE

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 17 is set to take place at Iowa Speedway, a 175-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 TOUR

The FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour takes on another big change for 2024 Season 3Fixed Setups! This time around, drivers will be able to qualify for the FIA F4 eSports Global Championship series, due in September, by running competitively in this series. At the end of the season, the top 10 eligible drivers in championship standings across each of the Regional Tour series will be invited to compete in the Global Championship. In order to be eligible for an invitation to the Global Championship, drivers must reside within the respective region for which they qualify, ensuring a truly global championship field.

Week 1 Schedule: 

  • Americas (Every ODD hour, :15 after): Road America – Full Course
  • Asia-Pacific (Every EVEN hour, :45 after): Suzuka International Racing Course – East
  • Europe (Every EVEN hour, :15 after): Silverstone Circuit – Grand Prix

GLOBAL ENDURANCE CONSPIT TOUR

Once again, in 2024 Season 3, the Global Endurance CONSPIT Tour will see all six of their scheduled races (odd weeks during Season 3) swap over to 24 hour races. While not official iRacing Special Events, these endurance races feature multi-class team racing, with LMDh/GTP (BMW M Hybrid V8, Cadillac V-Series.R GTP, Acura ARX-06 GTP, Porsche 963 GTP), GT3 (BMW M4 GT3, Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO, Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020, Porsche 911 GT3 R (992), Ferrari 296 GT3, Audi R8 LMS EVO II GT3, Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R, Ford Mustang GT3) and the LMP2 class featuring the Dallara P217.

Week 1 Track: Algarve International Circuit – Grand Prix
Schedule
: Saturday, 07:00 GMT and 18:00 GMT; Sunday, 14:00 GMT

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 SIMAGIC 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 three tracks—Current Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and 2008 Daytona, replacing iRacing Superspeedway as of 2024 Season 3—and 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 heads to the older, more bumpy version of Daytona for the first four weeks of 2024 Season 3.

Week 1 Schedule:

  • Ring Meister: Street Stocks (Panther/Casino/Eagle) at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
  • Draft Master: [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2009 at Daytona International Speedway – Oval – 2008

RAIN MASTER

Announced in Week 5 of 2024 Season 2, Rain Master is the latest Special Series on iRacing. Those looking for some fixed setup wet weather racing can jump into the Ferrari 296 GT3 at 12 different road courses around the world. The forecasts will include light rain throughout.

Week 1 Schedule:

  • Ferrari 296 GT3 at Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello – Grand Prix

OFF THIS WEEK

  • INDYCAR iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> June 19 at WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca – Full Course (2024 Season 3, Week 2)
  • CREVENTIC Endurance Series
    • Next Race -> June 28 at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Grand Prix (2024 Season 3, Week 3)
  • iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship
    • Next Race -> July 13th and July 14th (2024 Season 3, Week 5)

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

Official iRacing eSports

The summer is starting to get packed with the announcement of another official iRacing eSport in the form of the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series, which begins in July. That will be right after the return of the eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series, as Round 2 kicks off at the end of June, but before both the INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series and the FIA F4 eSports Global Championship arrive in September.

For more details on the eNASCAR Road to Pro Ladder -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the FIA F4 eSports Global Championship -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE

eNASCAR COCA-COLA iRACING SERIES

The 10th race of the 2024 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season takes the top-level series to Iowa Speedway for the first time in points-paying history. The series did visit Iowa back in 2019 as an All-Star event on NBC Sports Network, which was won by Nick Ottinger. Two weeks ago, Vicente Salas cemented his place in the 2024 Playoffs with a stout win at Darlington.

IOWA RACE #10 – 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

 

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