Sim Racing

SIM Racing Winter Series

The Detroit Region SCCA is hosting its first SIM Racing League. All participants are welcome, but only Detroit Region members will be eligible for the Championship trophy.

The Winter Series will be run using iRacing and the SCCA Spec Racer Ford (included in iRacing). Future series may vary.

The schedule is Tuesday Nights @ 7PM EST – 9:00PM EST starting on February 6th through March 13th.

A total of 6 Championship races will be run. There are two drop weeks (a minimum of 4 Races are mandatory to be eligible for the 2024 Winter Series Championship along with DRSCCA membership).

Race Series Schedule – We will follow the Hoosier Super Tour Schedule as closely as possible. Six of the tracks are available on the iRacing service. One is included in iRacing (VIR), the other 5 require purchase if you have not already done so.

  • February 6th – Sebring
  • February 13th – Road Atlanta
  • February 20th – VIR
  • February 27th – Mid-Ohio
  • March 5th – Watkins Glen
  • March 12th – Road America

*DRSCCA will reimburse 50% of track costs for DRSCCA members that participate in 4 of 6 races

General Race “Day” Format –

  • 1 Hour Practice
  • 20 Minute Qualifying
  • 30 Minute Race
  • A mystery race may be run for no points post championship activities. (optional)

Points Standings and Rulebook – Points standings will follow the traditional SCCA points system. Standard iRacing rules apply and SCCA rules are applied when applicable. Minors may be present so we ask that you mind your language.

Registration – Via invite through iRacing service after registration form has been completed. Please allow for more than 2 hours before the beginning of a schedule to receive you invite.

Spectating – Not ready to get into SIM racing yet? You can spectate the races via YouTube! Broadcasting starts at 8PM with practice and Racing starts at 8:30PM:

 

In order to participate in the DRSCCA Sim Racing Series, please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the registration form using this link: https://forms.gle/RRFkCF4TRHa7x8BYA
  2. Join the Discord server using this link: https://discord.gg/MsYpxqse. See how to Discord guide below for details.
  3. An invite to join the iRacing league will be sent to you via the iRacing UI. Be sure to accept it!
  4. Once it is accepted, you’re all set!

Discord account mandatory for communication.

A trophy is being created for the Series Championship and an award will be provided to the overall champion.

Don’t have a SIM or know how to set one up?…Don’t worry it’s not that difficult and it doesn’t have to break the bank. During the meet & greet we will be coordinating and subsequent session to help those who are in technical help and product purchase guidance.

DRSCCA iRacing Winter Series Discord Instructions

Hello and thank you for your interest in joining the inaugural DRSCCA iRacing Winter Series! Please follow the following steps to enter into our discord server and join the community, as well as begin SIM racing with us!  Visit https://discord.com/ 

  1. Click the appropriate link to either download the Discord app or open Discord in your web browser.
  2. Create a Discord account.
  3. Use this link to join the DRSCCA iRacing Winter Series server https://discord.gg/JgfVsYRzjR
  4. You’re done! Feel free to introduce yourself on the introductions text chat, and read through our league information channels.

For those who are unfamiliar with Discord and would like to learn more, here is a helpful YouTube video tutorial of how to use the app:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnYGrq95ezA&ab_channel=Howfinity

A virtual Q&A session with the DRSCCA iRacing Chair, Russell Soto will be held on Tuesday, January 20th, 2024 at 7PM EST on the Discord Server. This is an opportunity to answer any questions related to setting up iRacing, or league questions that anyone may have before we start racing on February 6th!

If you’re new to iRacing check out this video for the basics:
https://www.iracing.com/getting-started/
It’s not as tough or expensive as you may think. Just take it one step at a time.

We look forward to racing with you!