If you were to ask someone if they had ever heard of a racing simulation called iRacing, many people would not have a clue what you were talking about. If you were to ask a race fan if they knew what iRacing was, they would know exactly what you are talking about. iRacing came onto the scene back around the end of 2008. iRacing is an online subscription-based product that was developed by iRacing.com Motorsport Simulations. Over the course of time, many partnerships have been developed to improve the racing simulation. Partnerships such as NASCAR, Indycar, V8 Supercars, Skip Barber Racing School, Formula 1 are just a few powerful names in the service.
Reports have the service currently being offered to over 35,000 members with many more joining daily. The whole purpose behind iRacing was to bring a simulation as close as possible to the feel of driving the real car. When starting out with the service, iRacing.com gives the member 10 tracks and six cars to start with and work your way up in their licensed divisions. iRacing.com offers additional tracks and cars at a certain price and also gives specials for buying more than just one as well.
Outside of just the iRacing.com simulation, there are other third party sites that offer services as well, such as a site called Trading Paints. Trading Paints is a site that allows drivers to submit paint schemes of cars that were painted and they can actually have them on their car the next time they run the Trading Paints program on their computer. It is a pretty entertaining program to make your own custom paint scheme. The hometown store that you are a fan of back home can now be on the side of a simulated NASCAR or Indycar. Some people actually enjoy painting cars for others and create a portfolio for others to take a look at. People will pay for their services as well and can make some decent money for cars.
So are you wondering who might get involved with something like this racing simulation? Well the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill, Scott Speed, Timmy Hill, Joey Logano, and Cale Gale are just a few that have taken to iRacing.com.
iRacing.com also offers leagues for those that might be interested in getting involved with league racing and bringing home that championship trophy. Yes I said trophy, some leagues actually give their points champion a trophy at the end of their season. That is just how serious this has become! Many hours are put into practicing and racing. Some series run around 50% of what an actual race would be, while others might run the full 100% of an actual race. Sometimes these leagues want to have their series broadcasted over the internet. Believe it or not, there are companies that actually put on a production for these leagues. One of the up and coming broadcast groups is the guys over at Team Splosion TV. They started out as a bunch of guys that enjoyed racing, now they enjoy broadcasting and commentating on it as well. Make sure to check out the link to their homepage as well as the link to their Facebook and Twitter page too.
Recently I have come across many iRacers that are located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; there has been talk about joining forces and going after capturing a championship for our division. Kentucky falls into the Mid-South division that includes Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
If you are looking for the next best racing simulation (don’t call it a game, the big wigs get offended), I strongly suggest you take a look into iRacing.com Motorsport Simulation today.