This Week in iRacing: June 25-July 1, 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 3, from June 25th to July 1st, 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 19 is set to take place at Nashville Superspeedway, a 150-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 3 Schedule: 

  • Americas (Every ODD hour, :15 after): Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
  • Asia-Pacific (Every EVEN hour, :45 after): Okayama International Circuit – Short
  • Europe (Every EVEN hour, :15 after): Circuit Zandvoort – Grand Prix

For more information on the FIA F4 eSports Global Championship -> CLICK HERE
For the FIA F4 eSports Regional Tour Week 1 Recap -> CLICK HERE

iRACING CREVENTIC ENDURANCE SERIES

The iRacing CREVENTIC Endurance Series, one of iRacing’s longest-standing team racing challenges, returns in 2024 with a four race schedule through the end of the year. In partnership with CREVENTIC, the organizers of the real-world 24H Series and iRacing’s 24H Series Esports Endurance League, this series of 12-hour endurance events brings a full slate of GT and touring cars to some of the world’s most iconic tracks. The second venue on the calendar is Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Grand Prix.

Competitors can choose between three different classes, featuring the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992), GT4 cars, and TCR cars. GT4 racers have the choice of the Aston Martin Vantage, BMW M4, McLaren 570S, Mercedes-AMG, and Porsche 718 Cayman. TCR teams can select the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Elantra N TCR, or Hyundai Veloster TCR.

Race 2 Schedule: Saturday, 01:00 and 13:00 GMT

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

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 3 Schedule:

  • Ring Meister: Global Mazda MX-5 Cup at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
  • Draft Master: NASCAR 1987 Legends cars 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 3 Schedule:

  • Ferrari 296 GT3 at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben – Grand Prix

OFF THIS WEEK

  • INDYCAR iRacing Series
    • Next Race -> July 3 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Full Course (2024 Season 3, Week 4)
  • 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 INDYCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship -> CLICK HERE

Official iRacing eSports

It’s a double dose of eNASCAR this week as the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series returns on Tuesday alongside the second round of the eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series on Thursday night.

The eleventh race of the 2024 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series season takes the top-level series to the turning point of Garrett Lowe’s season one year ago, at Nashville Superspeedway, where he got into it with Jimmy Mullis coming to the line. Mullis won and claimed his ticket to the eNASCAR Playoffs, while Lowe planned out his revenge tour, which led to two wins in the following three weeks and a ticket to the NASCAR Hall of Fame to compete for the championship. Could Graham Bowlin follow suit after his run-in with Steven Wilson at Iowa two weeks ago?

NASHVILLE SS RACE #11 – 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 eNASCAR Qualifying iRacing Series returns with the second round of the series kicking off with two snake-split races commencing simultaneously this Thursday at Chicagoland Speedway. The top 70 drivers from the first round earned a chance to compete in the second round, and now the top 20 in Round 2 will get their shot to go up against the bottom 20 from the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series this season in the Contender Series later this year.

CHICAGOLAND RACE #1 – TOP SPLIT BROADCAST STARTS AT 8:00 PM ET (2:00 GMT)

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

Don’t forget about the other series that will soon begin this summer!

For more information on the INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Qualifying Series -> CLICK HERE
For more information on the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE

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