iRacing Celebrates Best Year Yet, Pro Race of Champions II
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 30 2012 @ 04:07 PM EST
In celebration of its most successful year to date, iRacing.com has some exciting developments on tap for its nearly 40,000 members worldwide. With its laser-scanned race tracks, meticulously modeled virtual race cars, officially-sanctioned race series, private leagues and constant updates, iRacing is already recognized by sim-racers and industry experts alike as the world’s foremost online motorsports simulation service. The coming weeks are sure to offer iRacers old and new even more to love about the service.
For example, more than three dozen professional race drivers around the world will compete online in the Second Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions on the evening of December 12. Broadcast live on iRacing.com, the event will consist of a 25 lap race for Chevy Silverados at Iowa Speedway followed by a ten lap contest at Watkins Glen in Mazda MX5s. Drivers expected to compete include Brad Keselowski, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Alex Gurney, Joey Hand, Bruno Junqueira, Thomas Scheckter, Jordan Taylor, Shane van Gisbergen, Ron Capps, Cristiano da Matta and Conor Daly.
In addition, iRacing’s upcoming holiday promotion offers 50% off all memberships to new members, enabling them to enjoy a month of unlimited, head-to-head online racing and open practice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for as little as $6. December will also see the unveiling of the company’s redesigned web site, one featuring a fresh, clean look that is rich in content and easier to use than ever. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself at www.iRacing.com
From the Second Annual iRacing Pro Race of Champions to an exciting holiday promotion and new website, December truly figures to be the most wonderful time of the year for iRacers the world over.
The company was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry and subsequently released iRacing.com in August 2008. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, GRAND-AM, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, Skip Barber Racing School, McLaren Electronics, Williams F1, Volkswagen, Ford, and GM.