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Aston Martin Coming to iRacing

iRacing today announced plans to add four Aston Martin Racing cars to its lineup of digital race cars. iRacing will create a virtual version of the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 that will compete next weekend in the iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000 Blancpain Sprint Series event, as well as other Aston Martin Racing cars including the Le Mans class-winning DBR9. “The opportunity to produce these authentic digital Aston Martins is genuinely exciting news for iRacing,” says Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com.  “Aston Martin has long been synonymous with sports car racing excellence, and the opportunity to race the Vantage GT3, DBR9 and other Aston Martins on the virtual tracks of iRacing will generate tremendous enthusiasm among our members.” The Aston Martins will join an impressive list of more than 40 world class sports, stock, touring and open wheel cars already available to more than 52,000 iRacers worldwide.

A Billion Laps . . . and Counting!

iRacing has reached – and breached – the billion lap mark. The milestone came on Friday evening when Pebst Augusta (Scandinavia) crossed the start-finish line at Homestead-Miami Speedway in his Dallara DW12 to record the billionth lap run in an official iRacing session.  He will receive $500 in iRacing credits for turning that historic lap. “Congratulations to Pebst,” said Tony Gardner, President of iRacing.com

iRacing Sponsors Nurburgring 1000
Finding Big Foot, Nessie and Grant Reeve

Let’s just get the bad news out of the way right away.  Driver swaps WILL NOT be in the Season 3 build.  Take a minute to go file a protest, punch a wall, crush a six pack or whatever else you might need to do to get that frustration out of your system.  Then come back and finish reading.

Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster do exist

Let’s just get the bad news out of the way right away. Driver swaps WILL NOT be in the Season 3 build

Win a VIP NASCAR Experience!

iRacers can support fellow iRacer and Sprint Cup Series driver Josh Wise   As “underdogs” in NASCAR, Phil Parsons Racing and driver Josh Wise have enjoyed support from the online community this season.  Wise has been able to obtain funding for three primary race sponsorships for the No. 98 Chevrolet SS, not to mention the election into the Sprint All-Star race with online help.

Dallara DW12 Now Available!

The Dallara DW12 IndyCar is now available for $11.95.

NTMv5, Wheel Colors, Traction Control, New Content Highlight Season 2 Build

iRacing.com’s 2014 Season 2 build sees a host of cars equipped with the New Tire Model V5, including the Gen6 stock cars, Class B Chevy Impala and Ford Mustang, Chevrolet COT, Silverado and National Impala, Star Mazda, HPD and Riley Daytona Prototype.  Adjustable traction control, together with a new level of backfire and crackle sounds, is now featured on a number of cars, while custom-colored wheels are available on more than a dozen cars.  We’ve also introduced a customizable user interface enabling iRacers to reposition certain elements (eg mirrors and delta time window) and increase the background’s level of transparency.

Mazda Motorsports & iRacing Team-Up

New Entry Point for the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy Mazda announced the latest addition to its driver development program with a partnership with iRacing.  Mazda Motorsports has more than 9,000 club racers in the U.S., most of who race MX-5 Miatas, while many of  the more than 50,000 iRacers around the world have raced the virtual Mazda MX-5 Cup car.  This newly formed partnership enables iRacing’s top North American sim-racers a chance to race an actual Mazda MX-5 Cup car the following year. iRacers competing in Seasons 2 and 3 of the 2014 iRacing MX-5 Cup will be eligible to compete in the annual Mazda Club Racing Shootout.  The shootout winner earns a Mazda Motorsports scholarship for the following year’s Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires.  Complete details are posted at iRacing.com .

NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Broadcast Tonight!

A new era in sim-racing starts tonight when the opening round of the 2014 NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com at Daytona International Speedway will be broadcast on iRacing.com/live .  The 100 lap race airs beginning at 9 PM EDT (01:00 GMT Wednesday). Defending champion Tyler Hudson will be looking to open his title defense on a winning note, while two time champion Ray Alfalla will be no less determined to take the first steps towards regaining his crown.  Meanwhile, a host of other world class sim-racers including Nick Ottinger, Michael Conti and Brian Schoenburg are out to serve notice of their intentions to win the lion’s share of the more than $20,000 in cash and prizes on the line in the NASCAR PEAK Antifreeze Series Powered by iRacing.com. Be sure to catch all the action at Daytona tonight at 9:00 pm EDT (01:00 GMT Wednesday) on iRacing.com/live .  In the meantime, to learn more about all of the drivers and to follow the series all season long visit the World Championship website at www.wcs.iracing.com