A constantly under appreciated discipline on the iRacing platform, dirt racers and specialists will have some wins coming their way in 2022. On Friday, iRacing confirmed that three dirt tracks are in development to release during the 2022 season.
Expected in the spring build, iRacing will add Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 first. The 1/3-mile dirt oval located in Pevely, Missouri includes high banking and is currently co-owned by American racing legend Ken Schrader. Two more tracks will also follow I-55, but their timeframes have not been revealed.
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri will also be added to the service. The dirt oval is classified as a 3/8-mile track, and iRacing also says that the off-road dirt track that measures in at 1.3-miles with nine corners will also be included.
Finally, Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania will also join iRacing this year. The half-mile dirt oval is one of the oldest in the United States, having opened in 1938. The venue nicknamed “The Speed Palace” hosts several various national series throughout the racing season.
At this time, iRacing currently has only 15 dirt oval tracks on their service, one of the least among the disciplines. With the recent acquisitions of Orontes Games and Monster Games, I did speculate when both happened that could mean an uptick in focus surrounding dirt racing on iRacing in general. We’ll have to wait and see.
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