Good evening, and 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!
From official eSports to some of the top community-driven events, and everything in between, here’s what you should know for Week 10 of 2023 Season 4, from November 14th-20th.
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.
SPECIAL EVENT: BRITISH RACING & SPORTS CAR CLUB iRACING FF1600 FESTIVAL
Another iRacing Special Event is upon us this week with the inaugural running of the British Racing & Sports Car Club iRacing FF1600 Festival. This event will feature the Ray FF1600, one of the newest included-with-membership vehicles introduced in 2023 Season 2. The venue will be Brands Hatch Indy, the format will feature Heat racing, and the main event will be comprised of 30 drivers that advance to a 20 lap Feature race.
BRSCC iRacing FF1600 Special Event Schedule: Friday, 22:00 GMT; Saturday, 7:00 GMT; Saturday, 12:00 GMT; Saturday, 16:00 GMT
For more information on the British Racing & Sports Car Club iRacing FF1600 Festival Special Event -> CLICK HERE
WINTER NASCAR iRACING SERIES
There’s no NASCAR iRacing Series until the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season begins, so in its place for the winter is the Winter NASCAR iRacing Series (WNiS), a similarly-structured fixed and open setup series which will utilize the 1987 NASCAR Cup Series cars. Now in Week 2, next up on the calendar is another old venue: the 2008 edition of Phoenix Raceway, with 156 laps scheduled around the 1-mile oval.
The races this week are scheduled for:
Fixed Schedule: Wednesday, 21:00 GMT; Friday, 02:00 GMT; Saturday, 10:00 and 17:00 GMT; Monday, 02:00 GMT
Open Schedule: Thursday, 02:00 and 19:00 GMT; Saturday, 02:00 GMT; Sunday, 15:00 GMT
For more information on the Winter NASCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
FIA F4 ESPORTS REGIONAL TOURS
Every week, FIA F4 Esports Regional Tour races take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, and 11:00 PM in time zones appropriate for each region. While all iRacers are eligible to run in any region’s event, the servers will always be set to the most appropriate iRacing server for each region.
Week 10 Schedule:
Americas: Watkins Glen International – Boot
Asia-Pacific: Sandown International Motor Raceway
Europe-North: Circuit Zandvoort – Grand Prix (2023)
Europe-South: Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg – Grand Prix
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 Series, where the cars change every week as opposed to the tracks.
Ring Meister (every ODD hour EST/GMT) 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 two tracks—Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway—and six NASCAR vehicles that each track will cycle through. Once again, the series is set to take on Talladega this week.
Week 10 Schedule:
Ring Meister: Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020 at Nürburgring Nordschleife – Industriefahrten
Draft Master: 1987 NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega Superspeedway
BMW M SIM CUP
The BMW M Sim Cup returns on Sunday, November 19 to wrap up the 2023 campaign with a final 120-minute, multi-class BMW contest, this time at Suzuka International Racing Course. The URANO eSports duo of Daniel Alves Lourenco and Dominik Hofmann lead the overall standings entering the finale.
Racing starts at 13:00 GMT / 8:00 AM ET
For more information on the upcoming BMW M Sim Cup event -> CLICK HERE
OFF THIS WEEK
Creventic Endurance Series
Next Race: December 12 at VIRginia International Raceway Full
Official iRacing eSports
As we head into the winter months, some of the top series, like the Grand Prix Turn Racing iRacing Series and the remaining Contender Series, which is eNASCAR’s, will close their seasons out as new iterations of World of Outlaws and more will begin to start anew. First up on Monday night is the Sprint Car division of the World of Outlaws, followed by eNASCAR on Tuesday and the finale to the Grand Prix Turn Racing iRacing Series on Thursday. After two straight races to open the season, IMSA takes off while the eNASCAR College Series has a few weeks before that returns with some road racing at the end of the month.
iRACING WORLD OF OUTLAWS THRUSTMASTER SPRINT CAR SERIES
With Thrustmaster onboard for the 2023-24 season of the iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, everything is set to kick off on Monday, November 13, with the first race of the new season at Volusia Speedway Park. Following the Sprint Car Qualifying Series, 35 drivers are on the roster to do battle for their share of $25,000 over 10 races in the next 12 weeks, excluding Christmas and New Years.
BROADCAST STARTS AT 9:00 PM ET (02:00 GMT)
For more details on the World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Car Series -> CLICK HERE
eNASCAR CONTENDER iRACING SERIES
Dover Motor Speedway will once again host eNASCAR action, this time with the eNASCAR Contender iRacing Series for the sixth race of the 2023 season. Vicente Salas has been dominant to date. He and Ryan Luza have scored enough points to guarantee that they’ll finish inside the top 20, even with the series’ drop week. The rest of the top 20 is still to be decided after 120 laps at Dover and the finale at Texas Motor Speedway after the Thanksgiving break.
BROADCAST STARTS AT 8:00 PM ET (01:00 GMT)
For more details on the eNASCAR Contender iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
GRAND PRIX TURN RACING iRACING SERIES
Barring anything dramatic or controversial, Drago Racing’s Przemyslaw Marek Lemanek has wrapped up the 2023 Grand Prix Turn Racing iRacing Series championship a week in advance after a decent day at Pocono last week. Only one race remains in the 2023 battle at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. With that, the fight for second overall still has four drivers left with a good chance at becoming the second best on the year.
BROADCAST STARTS AT 2:00 PM ET (19:00 GMT)
For more details on the Grand Prix Turn Racing iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE
OFF THIS WEEK
eNASCAR College iRacing Series
Next Race: November 28 at Watkins Glen International
IMSA Esports Global Championship
Next Race: December 3 at Sebring International Raceway
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