INDYCAR goes official on iRacing

Posted on: February 18, 2011 | Comments(3) | iRacing | By: Brian

For those of you who have followed along with my posts about iRacing you have an extensive knowledge of my own series, the 16th Street Racing League.  It’s an awesome league with opportunities to race against real life racers as well as some of the best sim-racers in the world.  Unfortunately, I can only admit 43 people every season to compete with us and it’s purely a competition for pride.

iRacing.com presents the INDYCAR Permier Series

This coming Saturday all of that will change.  iRacing recently announced their brand new iRacing.com IZOD INDYCAR Premier Series. This series will closely mimic the real life IZOD IndyCar Series.  Both road and oval courses will be featured, allowing members from all over the world to compete against each other in a live format.  The overall winner and top finishers will be crowned at the of a 16 race season, scheduled to take 30 weeks to complete.  Bi-monthly results will be posted and featured HERE on INDYCAR.COM.  And just like in the real world the series will feature a road champion, an oval champion, and an overall champion.

IZOD IndyCar Series action on iRacing at Indy

This Saturday, February 19, marks the start of the 30 weeks of racing.  The races will begin every 2 hours in a 24 hour period, providing drivers in every time zone with an opportunity to participate.  All the races will be on Saturdays to maximize participation, giving 12 possible races in one single day!

The schedule is designed to mirror the actual INDYCAR schedule as much as possible with the currently available tracks on iRacing:

2011 Schedule: 16 Races, 8 Oval Races, 8 Road Races

  • Michigan 2/19
  • Phoenix 3/5
  • Laguna Seca 3/19
  • Barber 4/2
  • Watkins Glen 4/16
  • Homestead 4/30
  • Mosport 5/14
  • Indianapolis 5/28
  • Texas 6/11
  • Milwaukee 6/25
  • Sebring 7/0
  • Road America 7/23
  • Mid-Ohio 8/6
  • New Hampshire 8/20
  • Infineon IRL 9/3
  • Las Vegas 9/17

To be eligible for the series you must, obviously be a member, have a C license with a minimum of 4.0 safety rating, or a B license of any safety rating.

Now comes the absolute best part of this new series… PRIZES

The overall champion will be the driver with the highest calculated point total over the course of the 16 race, 30 week season.  There is only one division in this series.  The overall champion will win airfare, hotel acommodations, $1000 cash and a trophy.  They will be flown to the final race in the real-world IZOD IndyCar Series to be presented the trophy on stage in front of the introduction ceremony crowd.

Additional Prizes:

Road Premier Series Champion:
-$500 cash
-Road Premier Series Trophy
-Certificate
Road Premier Series 2nd Place:
-$250 iRacing credit
-Certificate
Road Premier Series 3rd Place:
-$250 iRacing credit
-Certificate
Road Premier Series 4th Place:
-$100 iRacing credit
-Certificate
Road Premier Series 5th Place:
-$100 iRacing credit
-Certificate
Oval Premier Series Champion:
-$500 cash
-Oval Premier Series Trophy
-Certificate
Oval Premier Series 2nd Place:
-$250 iRacing credit
-Certificate
Oval Premier Series 3rd Place:
-$250 iRacing credit
-Certificate
Oval Premier Series 4th Place:
-$100 iRacing credit
-Certificate

Oval Premier Series 5th Place:
-$100 iRacing credit
-Certificate

Head over to iRacing.com now, sign up, and get to racing!

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