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IMPORTANT: As of 1st September, 2010 I no longer work for iRacing.com. I cannot keep this page up-to-date. The promotion codes below should still work but the amount they save you may be different if iRacing were to change pricing or anything. I will not respond to comments, queries and do not support this product.
Firstly if you have any questions, feel free to post a comment.
iRacing.com is a subscription-based simulation service for real-world racers and racing enthusiasts of all types, as well as a platform for a new branch of global motorsport – known as internet racing – which is the sport of realtime, online racing. iRacing uses a surveying technique to laser scan cars and tracks, giving you the experience of driving on the points of data where the laser bounced back and circuits of unrivaled realism: So whether you are a full-time racing driver, a fan, or someone looking to get started in racing – there is simply nothing more useful or enjoyable than iRacing.com.
Does iRacing have a free trial?
No, and iRacing are not likely to have a completely free trial. Everybody in iRacing races under there real name and are responsible for their actions both on and off the track, just like the real thing. Credit/Debit cards or PayPal, the names on the card/account and billing addresses are used as a means to control access.
Here are some special promo codes you can use to subscribe to iRacing for the first time at a reduced cost: To redeem the codes please go here to enter them or simply click the relevant code below.
|Length||Regular cost||Saving with promo||Promo code|
|1 Month||$14||$14 ($0)||PR-TW-1|
|3 Months||$36||$29 (-$7)||PR-TW-3|
|1 Year||$99||$89 (-$10)||PR-TW-12|
|2 Years||$179||$159 (-$20)||PR-TW-24|
Note: These promotion codes are a reduced price off the regular subscription and include everything you get with the full price! You can only use these kind of promotions once (as the codes actually create an account), so subscribing for a longer period when first joining will save you the most money in the long run. Only your first ever payment is discounted, it’s better to get one year of discount than three months!
What is iRacing.com?
iRacing is the ultimate place to go racing online. From NASCAR, to IndyCar, to sports cars and Grand Prix racing, iRacing has it all. All you need is a PC (or Intel-Mac with Windows), a gaming wheel or game pad and an Internet connection. iRacing organizes all of the racing for you, or you can choose to host your own race. Either way the competition is as real as it gets – you’ll be racing against motorsports fans who share your passion for racing.
iRacing is a thrilling on-line experience that offers:
1. The best on-line racing simulation and service in the world with brilliant features and functionality
2. Head-to-head competition – racing against real people
3. Constant free automatic updates and improvements to the service
4. Officially licensed cars that are engineered from the ground up in cooperation with real world race teams and using real-world physics
5. Officially-licensed, exact replicas of the world’s greatest race tracks
6. Officially-sanctioned racing organized by iRacing including the iRacing Pro Series (Road & Oval) and World Cup of iRacing
7. An online community of racing enthusiasts over 15,000 strong
8. Ability to host your own private sessions or create your own private racing leagues
iRacing’s online competition is fun, challenging and rewarding. Racing against real people (everyday race fans through professionals like Justin Wilson, Dale Earnhardt Jr, etc.) will really get the adrenalin going. iRacing’s race licenses and safety rating system work to place drivers of similar skill in races together, keeping the competition tight.
Race, practice or qualify in a wide variety of cars and tracks at any time with members in official series or private-hosted races.
Complete race data, statistics and tracking of season championships available through easy-to-use member Web site.
Four 12-week seasons every year plus special events like the virtual Indy 500. Individual, club and regional champions are crowned seasonally.
How accurate is it?
How fun is it?
I love it. There’s really no greater experience for me personally. I blog about my races and you can read those blogs here.
I like to compete in some of the lower levels of competition (Skip Barber Race Series and the NASCAR Class D Late Model Tour), but also love competing in the iRacing World Tour events: A very enjoyable World Tour event was the Rolex 2.4 at Daytona, where we raced an endurance event of two hours and 40 minutes around the Daytona roadcourse on the morning before the real life 24-hour race was due to start. You can read about that race here.
I also create video highlights of most of my races, so if you wanted to see how a particular car runs take a look at those.
Plus, I get to advertise for who I want to on my car… That’s pretty cool.What do I need?
Either a modern gaming PC, or modern Intel-based gaming Mac with Windows XP, Vista or 7 natively installed. I would also advise a steering wheel over a joystick or gamepad (here’s an example of a good wheel). A full list of system requirements are posted at iRacing.com.
Note: New content is added regularly upon it’s completion.
Note: Some cars race only on ovals, some race only on roadcourse circuits and some race on both.
Click here for a visual of all cars, or click the name of the car you are interested in above. Screenshots of how the cars look inside the simulation (on my home machine) are also available. – I’m still working on these pages…
Note: Tracks usually have multiple configurations. For example Silverstone has Grand Prix, Southern, International, Historic GP and National.
Most tracks known as ovals have both ovals and roadcourses.
Daytona International Speedway