This Week in iRacing: June 18-24, 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 2, from June 18th to June 24th, 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 18 is set to take place at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a 151-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

INDYCAR iRACING SERIES

With the return of INDYCAR, the INDYCAR iRacing Series (Open Setup) predominantly follows the real world INDYCAR schedule. It will have full length races on road courses while utilizing amended race distances for the ovals during the 16-week racing season.

The series returns for it’s ninth week of competition, this week at Laguna Seca, utilizing the Dallara IR-18 for 95 laps of racing.

Week 9 Schedule: Thursday, 01:00 GMT; Friday, 20:00 GMT, Saturday, 18:00 GMT; Sunday, 02:00 GMT

For more information on the INDYCAR 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 2 Schedule: 

  • Americas (Every ODD hour, :15 after): Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Full Course
  • Asia-Pacific (Every EVEN hour, :45 after): Oran Park Raceway – Moto
  • Europe (Every EVEN hour, :15 after): Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – Grand Prix Pits

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 2 Schedule:

  • Ring Meister: GT3 Class at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
  • Draft Master: NASCAR Trucks at 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 2 Schedule:

  • Ferrari 296 GT3 at Circuito de Navarra – Speed Circuit

OFF THIS WEEK

  • CREVENTIC Endurance Series
    • Next Race -> June 28 at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Grand Prix (2024 Season 3, Week 3)
  • Global Endurance CONSPIT Tour
    • Next Race -> July 6 at Daytona International Speedway – Road Course (2024 Season 3, Week 4)
  • iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship
    • Next Race -> July 13th and July 14th (2024 Season 3, Week 5)

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

With the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series on another off week, there won’t be any official iRacing eSports to consume this week. However, at the end of last week, the Qualifying Series for the 2024 INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series was announced with a seven-race series that’s set to kick off in July. The top 33 eligible drivers will be given the chance to join the Pro Series which kicks off in September.

For more information on the INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Qualifying Series -> CLICK HERE

Otherwise, the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series will be back next week with the 11th race of the 2024 season, taking place at Nashville Superspeedway. The second round of the eNASCAR Qualifying Series will also kick off next week, on Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway.

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 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

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