$500,000 in prizes at stake
Returning for the 2022 season, Skip Barber Racing School will be hosting the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series, where drivers will compete over six weeks of action for the ultimate prize in motorsports: a fully funded seat in the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series.
The Formula iRacing Series features a weekly Hot Lap qualifier where drivers attempt to set the fastest laps to earn entry to the race. From there, the top 20 drivers of the week will compete in races where cumulative points will be earned based on finishing position. Between qualifying and the race that week, drivers will have an opportunity to gain guidance from Skip Barber Racing School instructors in online test sessions. With over $500,000 in prizes at stake, the ultimate winner will earn a seat in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series!
Drivers will compete in the iRacing Formula iR-04, iRacing’s equivalent to the Skip Barber Formula Car, at six tracks on the 2022 Skip Barber Formula Race Series schedule, including iRacing’s virtual versions of VIRginia International Raceway, Watkins Glen International, Sebring International Raceway and Road America, as well as tracks we currently operate our collection of racing programs including Laguna Seca and Circuit of the Americas. Through our continued partnership with iRacing, the world’s premier motorsports racing simulation, the weekly races will be broadcast on iRacing.com/live, the official home of iRacing live streaming coverage.
“There is so much racing talent in sim racing. Our first Esports series saw venerable sim racer Johnny Guindi go from winning our online competition to winning the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series two years in a row. We are excited to partner with iRacing to find the next crop of sim-racers ready to step into a real-world race car,” said Skip Barber CRO Joe Monitto.
“We’re excited to continue our longstanding relationship with the Skip Barber Racing School by supporting the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series in 2022,” said iRacing director of sales and marketing Otto Szebeni. “Our organizations share a common goal in helping the next generation of aspiring racers make the transition into real-world racing and starting their way up the ladder. We expect to see plenty of hard-fought competition over the six weeks of action, and with the most realistic sim racing experience on the market at their fingertips, we know that whichever driver wins the championship will be competitive in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series!”
The Skip Barber eRace Series kicks off on Monday, March 14th at Lime Rock Park with the first Hot Lap Qualifier, with the first race to be broadcast on Sunday, March 20th. Drivers can register at skipbarber.com/erace-series.
About Skip Barber Racing School
With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the firm belief that competitive race car driving was teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since that first class, over 400,000 students have become racers and champions.
Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company offering driving and racing schools at the finest tracks in America. We operate the Skip Barber Formula Race Series, field championship race teams in TC and TC America, create innovative OEM programs that elevate the finest automotive marques, and produce corporate programs that build teamwork and recognize outstanding achievement. No experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School. For more information on our programs, call us at 866-932-1949 or visit us online at skipbarber.com.
The world leader in the online racing simulation and gaming market, iRacing was founded in 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including “Grand Prix Legends” and “NASCAR 2003.” Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club, as well as co-owner of NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing. iRacing.com has developed dozens of formal partnerships in the motorsport industry to help create the most authentic racing simulation in the world including with NASCAR, IndyCar, Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, IMSA, World of Outlaws, Mazda Motorsports, McLaren Racing, Williams F1, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volkswagen, the Skip Barber Racing School and General Motors. Learn more at www.iRacing.com.