Majeski Wins Snowball Derby

Wide World of Esports: Byron’s apartment priorities, new iRacing build, and Majeski wins Snowball Derby

New apartment priorities

William Byron’s got some new digs, and he shared the most important part of the move: his beastly iRacing rig. Really, who needs anything else?

Contrast Byron’s rig with that of fellow racer Anthony Alfredo, whose temporary setup at an office desk looks like he’s more likely to wear a business suit than a fire suit.

This week: new iRacing build

The 2021 Season 1 build of iRacing will be released Wednesday. The update includes new tracks – Long Beach Racing Circuit, Cedar Lake Speedway, Coca-Cola Super Speedway (more on that later), new road- and dirt-racing cars, a host of damage and physics updates, and, if history is any indication, likely a surprise or two on top of all that.

Coca-Cola iRacing Series trophy time

Recently-crowned eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series champion Nick Ottinger became $100,000 richer – and now he’s got the hardware to back up his first title.

We’re still jealous of his mini Miles the Monster trophy from his win at Dover earlier this year.

Runner-up Bobby Zalenski received his trophy, too, and we’re dying to know how many bottles of Coca-Cola will fit in the cup. Help us out, Bobby!

Coca-Cola Super Speedway comes to iRacing

Sure, iRacing is known for its laser-scanned accuracy in its cars and tracks. But why not have a little fun now and then?

The fictional three-mile superspeedway from past NASCAR Racing titles, Coca-Cola Super Speedway, drops Wednesday in iRacing’s quarterly build to kick off the 2021 season. We’re feeling super nostalgic and can’t wait to take to the larger-than-life track.

Kudos to iRacing’s Steve Myers for following through on his promise.

iRacing Pro Series: Garrett Manes wins at Richmond

Score one for the Commonwealth.

Virginian Garrett Manes, who drives for Richmond Raceway Esports and fellow Virginian-owned Elliott Sadler Esports, won the iRacing Pro Series race at Richmond Raceway (yes, in Virginia).

The victory inches Manes closer to clinching a spot in next year’s eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. The top 20 drivers in the winter’s iRacing Pro Series graduate to the top level of sim racing in 2021.

Dover, Charlotte, and Homestead host the final three races of the brief winter season.

Ty Majeski wins Snowball Derby

Longtime iRacer Ty Majeski took home one of short track racing’s top prizes Sunday in the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway.

And, of course, the iRacing-sponsored driver had no choice but to totally nail the classic iRacing logo pose.

Ryan Luza snags iRacing short-track sponsorship

2017 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series champion and 2020 finalist Ryan Luza climbed behind the wheel of a real-world late model this past weekend at Five Flags Speedway, competing in the Snowflake 100 Pro Late Model race.

Luza, who looked fast throughout the weekend’s practice and qualifying sessions, picked up sponsorship for the weekend from iRacing.

Unfortunately for the Williams Esports iRacing driver, he didn’t score the result for which he’d hoped, but he proved his sim-racing skills extend well beyond the PC.

Coca-Cola iRacing Series seasons in review

With the 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series in the books, we’ve taken some time to go through the field, reviewing the seasons of each competitor in a four-part series.

31st and beyond
21st through 30th
11th through 20th

Stay tuned to for the final rundown of the top 10 points finishers.

iRacing paint scheme of the week

Doug DeNise painted Chase Briscoe’s 2021 NASCAR Cup Series paint scheme for iRacing, where Briscoe will run his rookie campaign in the Stewart Haas Racing No. 14.

Chase Briscoe Iracing Scheme 14 Enascar 2020 Wwoe

Video of the week

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