For eight weeks, the top youth drivers on iRacing will battle it out in Legends cars for a chance to make the eNASCAR IGNITE Series playoffs. Taking on a mix of the top short ovals and road courses on the service, only 50 will have a chance to move on to the playoffs and compete for a $10,000 racing scholarship! Check in every Thursday for a look at the week’s eNASCAR IGNITE Series events:
This Week: South Boston Speedway
South Boston Speedway returns to the IGNITE regular season for the second year in a row. The .4-mile track hosted NASCAR Xfinity Series and Gander Outdoors Truck Series races into the 2000s, and boasts a number of legendary Late Model track champions, from Ray Hendrick and Sam Ard to Geoff Bodine and Jimmy Hensley.
Last year, Travis Weber was the big winner in South Boston with a 117-point week, though two dozen drivers all surpassed the 100-point mark. Those drivers included current eNASCAR PEAK Antifreeze iRacing Series drivers Garrett Lowe and Zack Novak, each of whom won at the track last year, and Andy Trupiano, who enters this weekend fourth in points and took a victory from the Virginia short track in 2018.
Last Week: Charlotte Motor Speedway (Legends Oval)
Charlotte is the only facility to host two different events in the IGNITE regular season, and rightfully so: it’s the birthplace of the Legends formula, which was unveiled in 1992. While the two layouts used during the season are different, with the Legends Oval in Week 1 and Legends Road Course Long in Week 4, strong performances in Charlotte are key to advancing to the IGNITE playoffs.
After Week 1, it’s Kentucky’s Cayden Rush atop the IGNITE point standings with 133, as he was one of 11 drivers to take a victory in last week’s sessions. Michael Bumgarner is second at 125, while five drivers—including iRacing World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car World Championship driver Cole Cabre—are tied for third in the standings with 124.
How To Race
eNASCAR IGNITE Series sessions run on Thursdays at 2PM, 8PM, and 10PM ET.
The first time you go to join any session in this series, you will be asked to read and acknowledge official rules with regards to age and eligibility. By clicking this pop-up, you are bound to a legal agreement that states you meet all eligibility requirements. Click here to review Legal Disclaimer / Acknowledgement
The series will have a two-hour open practice session, as well as the three set race times that will include:
- Warmup (5 minutes)
- Qualifying (2 laps, single car, best lap counts)
Our great partners at Virtual Racing School have offered up complimentary access to their Legend car datapack. The datapack includes weekly driving tutorials, as well as driving data and tools to help you identify where you’re losing time and where you can gain it. Visit https://virtualracingschool.com/IGNITE to learn more.