SCCA enters eSports with iRacing and Skip Barber Racing

SCCA enters eSports with iRacing and Skip Barber Racing

SCCA / SportsCar Magazine

SCCA enters eSports with iRacing and Skip Barber Racing

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Having just celebrated its 75th birthday, SCCA now looks to the future in announcing a new race series aimed at engaging a growing segment of motorsports participants. The SCCA Spec Racer Ford Challenge Presented by the Skip Barber Racing School will utilize the iRacing platform to digitally visit 12 of America’s greatest tracks.

The program is more than eSports. Through partnership with Skip Barber Racing Schools and support from Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack, the series seeks to create a bridge between digital and analog motorsports. Race winners will earn a free entry into an SCCA Track Night event and the highest finishing driver in the final points standings, who does not already have a SCCA-recognized racing license, will earn a 3-Day Skip Barber Racing School and be on their way to an SCCA Full Competition License.

“This is a huge opportunity for fans and enthusiasts to get involved in SCCA racing,” Senior Director of Marketing and Experiential Programs, Heyward Wagner stated. “We have 75 years of bringing people to the track in our history and as we look forward to our future, there is no greater way to create access to motorsports than to bring the tracks to people. The opportunity is especially powerful when we can partner with Skip Barber Racing Schools to use this program as a way to get an enthusiast behind the wheel on a real-life track.”

More and more car enthusiasts are turning to eMotorsports as their budget-friendly alternative to taking their own car on track. The pros are turning to iRacing as a training tool to keep their skills sharp. Ricky Taylor, Nick Tandy and Will Power are among those who use iRacing to keep their edge.

The Spec Racer Ford Challenge will be available to all iRacing drivers but only SCCA members will be eligible to win prizes like free Track Night in America entries and even a three-day Skip Barber Racing School. SCCA members must go to the registration page and fill out basic information. Once registered, the top finishing SCCA member each week will receive a free Track Night in America entry. At the end of the 12-week season, the top finishing SCCA member will receive a free three-day Skip Barber Racing School. The season starts on March 12 at Autodromo “Interlagos”. Learn more by visiting www.iracing.com.

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