SCCA Road Racing Goes Virtual This Weekend

Thanks to the cancellation or postponement of all motorsports events nationwide, racers, autocrossers and track enthusiasts are currently without any real-world outlets to exercise their cars this weekend–or likely anytime in the near future.

The Sports Car Club of America is doing their best to fill the gap starting this weekend by launching a new sim racing initiative. Using the iRacing platform, participants will be able to sign in to a specific SCCA server and participate in three different race events on Saturday, March 28, as part of the first ever eSCCA Super Tour.

Action kicks off at 2 p.m. Eastern with practice and qualifying for Spec Racer Ford, followed by the feature races at 3:40. Skip Barber Formula 2000 cars get rolling at 5 p.m., and the day is capped off with Global MX-5 Cup action starting at 8 p.m.. Sessions are open to any iRacing user holding an iRacing D license or above. 

With further shutdowns of public gatherings looming, this may be the spring and summer of virtual motorsport. You may even spot a GRM staff member or two in some of the sessions at the virtual Super Tour. If you do, you have to let us by, though, because we’re doing a story.

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L5wolvesf
L5wolvesf Reader
3/26/20 9:59 p.m.
JG Pasterjak said:

With further shutdowns of public gatherings looming, this may be the spring and summer of virtual motorsport. 

From Kelly's Heroes "Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful ?"

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/27/20 9:47 a.m.
L5wolvesf said:
JG Pasterjak said:

With further shutdowns of public gatherings looming, this may be the spring and summer of virtual motorsport. 

From Kelly's Heroes "Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful ?"

I'm just mad because even given all these cancellations I'm probably still not going to get my car done in time for many events.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/27/20 10:46 a.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Need a virtual pit crew?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/27/20 11:12 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Need a virtual pit crew?

Editorial Director, Grassroots Motorsports & Classic Motorsports

Yes. Grab the virtual milk crate and the cyber umbrella and I'll see you there.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/27/20 11:52 a.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Virtual in. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/27/20 3:38 p.m.

Want to watch the virtual action at the eSCCA Super Tours this weekend, but don't feel like getting your virtual fenders wrinkled? SCCA will be streaming coverage of all the action starting at 2pm eastern on their YouTube channel

You may even see a GRM editor or two competing in a few sessions. We'll the ones steering with the keyboard.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/27/20 3:40 p.m.

So you just use the arrows on the keyboard to turn, right? 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
3/27/20 4:13 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

So you just use the arrows on the keyboard to turn, right? 

WASD. Old school.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 11:34 a.m.

This just in from the ever-pleasant Tom O'Gorman regarding today's announcers: 

Gregg Ginsberg and Larry MacLeod. Gregg is the head Super Tour announcer, Larry is the head Solo Nats announcer. Both do Runoffs commentary too.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 11:36 a.m.
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 2:32 p.m.

And we're (virtually) live at Summit Point. 

adam525i
adam525i HalfDork
3/28/20 3:02 p.m.

Nice to see a full field of Spec Racer Fords, hopefully iRacing gives that car some love in the next year like they have with the skippy.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 3:14 p.m.

Good hustle, everyone, good hustle. 

slowbird
slowbird Dork
3/28/20 4:53 p.m.

I really need to renew my iRacing subscription someday.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 5:27 p.m.

In reply to slowbird :

Likewise, totally normal to be pricing sim wheels right now, right?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 5:34 p.m.

Skip Barber Formula 2000 going live now (6:30 p.m. on Saturday).

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 6:54 p.m.

One more race left for today: 

Global MX-5 Cup

8:00 PM EDT - Practice
9:30 PM EDT - Qualifying
9:40 PM EDT - Race (20 Mins)

 

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/28/20 7:09 p.m.

Here's the feed for tonight's Global MX-5 Cup race:

 

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