2013 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship Set to Take Green Flag on March 13
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, March 14 2013 @ 10:38 AM EDT
The green flag waves on the 2013 NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship on Tuesday, March 13 at iRacing’s exacting replica of Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR’s online racing championship will see the world’s top sim-racers compete for more than $16,000 in cash and prizes in iRacing’s precise digital models of the new Generation-6 stock cars over an 18 race schedule.
The races will again be broadcast on iRacing.com and for the first time this year’s series will also be streamed live on the Motor Racing Network (MRN) website www.motorracingnetwork.com/IRACING beginning at 9 pm.
“We’re proud to add the NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship to our digital lineup,” said Motor Racing Network President and Executive Producer David Hyatt. “To join NASCAR in bringing the sport of online racing to the fans is exciting and having spent some time behind the wheel of their simulation, I think it will be fun to watch it continue to grow.”
While Motor Racing Network will not be providing play by play talent for these races, Hyatt sees a day when the company’s next broadcaster just may come from the digital world.
The 2013 NiSWC will see two-time champion Ray Alfalla go for a “three-peat.” A resident of Cape Coral, FL, Alfalla scored five wins in the successful defense of his title last season to beat young Michael Conti of Woodland Park, NJ for the championship. Together with 2011 runner-up John Gorlinsky (Manasquan, NJ) and 47 other qualifiers for the series, Conti will be looking to dethrone Alfalla starting on Tuesday at 9 pm eastern time. Learn more about the series and its drivers at http://wcs.iracing.com/
Join the nearly 40,000 iRacers competing on some of the world’s most challenging tracks in more than 30 race cars at www.iracing.com .
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, McLaren Electronics, Williams F1, Volkswagen, Ford, the Skip Barber Racing School and GM.