Inaugural iRacing World of Outlaws Championship Series Set to Roll It’s nothing new to hear about drivers in World of Outlaws competition chasing big cash prizes. However, what is new is to hear that it’s drivers in the virtual racing world who will be vying for the top money.
The World of Outlaws parent company – World Racing Group – has joined forces with the leader in racing simulation – iRacing – to offer gamers a truly unique opportunity.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Championship Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Championship Series kick off on iRacing.com next month and will see the fastest online dirt racers compete for more than $30,000 in prize money.
“The iRacing team is clearly committed to making the simulation as close as possible to the real deal,” said World of Outlaws CMO Ben Geisler. “We love the idea of a parallel championship. That’s what a true partnership is all about. Many of the competitors are real-life drivers — and some of them are even branching out into new divisions. The possibilities are very exciting, and we’re hoping to see continued cross over between divisions and between the digital and physical worlds.”
For each division’s championship 35 drivers are eligible. These racers earned their respective spots via qualifying races.
“We have two really strong fields of races for the debut seasons of the Championship Series,” said Tony Gardner, president and CFO, iRacing.com. “Since we introduced dirt racing to iRacing a little over a year ago we have been planning to have a series at this level. It’s very exciting to see it all come together and get started.”
Not only is there major cash on the line for the top-three championship finishers in each division, but there’s also some great contingency prizes up for grabs. A notable contingency prize is one-on-one instruction in a two-seater Dirt Late Model with dirt and NASCAR veteran Clint Bowyer. Good luck to all of these competitors as they look to make history as the inaugural champions.