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?
— William Byron (@WilliamByron) December 6, 2020
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.
I?ll be racing on @iRacing at my desk instead of my rig this week. I?ll do my best tonight in @MonNightRacing to keep my podium streak and championship hopes alive! Thanks to @SimSeats for lending me the @LogitechG gear for this temporary setup ?? pic.twitter.com/ZYeVhdpH72
— Anthony Alfredo (@anthonyalfredo) December 7, 2020
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.
— Greg Hill (@greghi11) December 7, 2020
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) December 7, 2020
Cedar Lake Speedway. The newest dirt track joins the service in the next build! pic.twitter.com/ILU39tCYBJ
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) November 27, 2020
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.
EARLY Christmas present! Our championship trophy arrived and it's beautiful! So much teamwork made this season possible so it's a championship shared with everyone that has supported me this year @WBeSports_! Thanks to @iRacing for giving us this platform and opportunity. pic.twitter.com/XKLs09Wh8G
— Nick Ottinger (@NickOttinger) December 7, 2020
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!
Received my #eNASCAR runner-up trophy! We had a fantastic year and it?s bittersweet to not be 1st. But you have to be grateful for what you have, and I?m certainly grateful for the finish I got and a great team in @realVRS who supports me!
— Bobby Zalenski (@bobbyzalenski) December 7, 2020
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.
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) December 1, 2020
Kudos to iRacing’s Steve Myers for following through on his promise.
— Steve Myers (@iRacingMyers) October 22, 2019
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).
— Richmond Raceway eSports (@RReSports) December 2, 2020
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.
— Steve Myers (@iRacingMyers) December 7, 2020
New season; new content. BUILD WEEK MOOD:
— iRacing.com (@iRacing) December 7, 2020
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.
Finished product is finally here! Huge thanks to @iRacing for coming on the hood for the 53rd Annual Snowflake 100 here at @5FlagsSpeedway! Couldn?t think of a better company to partner with! Can?t wait to get some shots of it on track tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/qDDl85Mdxk
— Ryan Luza (@RyanLuza) December 2, 2020
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.
Disappointing night. Unofficially P16 after running 5th-6th the majority of the race. Stagger opened up badly and restarts on the top didn?t help out our really loose @iRacing #53. Still an awesome weekend, thanks to everyone who helped make it happen! Hope to be back next year!! pic.twitter.com/yAeBGBSwPM
— Ryan Luza (@RyanLuza) December 6, 2020
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.
Stay tuned to eNASCAR.com 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.
Video of the week
Sure, it’s not a track currently used in NASCAR, but we just can’t get over the beauty that is iRacing’s new Long Beach Racing Circuit, coming in this week’s build.
https://twitter.com/iRacing/statiRacing.com on Twitter: "What a view from @GPLongBeach ?… "us/1335992644481200130