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Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series returns with $500,000 in prizes

Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series returns with $500,000 in prizes

There is more than $500,000 in prizes up for grabs in this year’s iteration of the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series. This iRacing series returns for 2022 next week and signups are open now.

The top prize is any sim racer’s dream, a drive in the real thing. This year’s champion will get a fully funded seat, for an entire season of competition in the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series.

Runner-up will get half of a season’s drive, while the third place overall will get one race in a real racing machine.

Instead of the old Skip Barber open-wheel car, this year the series will utilize the new iRacing Formula iR-04 which releases today (8th March 2022). New to iRacing, the car is similar to many Formula 4 specified cars around the globe.

The Skip Barber school has a similar seat, and Formula 4, in general, is one of the most popular ways to get started with a motorsports career.

It’s not a free-to-enter competition, however. Every week will have a $20 entry fee ($120 for the full season), just to try and qualify for the show. A full-season’s points are being kept for the grand prize, so the winner will need to essentially qualify and perform week-in and week-out.

The Top 20 qualifiers will move on to the featured race. Between qualifying and the event, sessions will be open for participants to test with real-world Skip Barber Racing School instructors. The race lengths have not yet been announced, but the first race will be on iRacing.com/live at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, 20th March.

This series is only open to participants from the US, Canada and Mexico. Check out the prize list and the full schedule down below. Good luck to all that enter!

SKIP BARBER FORMULA iRACING SERIES PRIZES

Qualifier Prizes

  • One participant will win a 1 Day Racing School each week.
  • All Qualifier entrants will receive a one time $200 credit to Skip Barber Racing School

Individual Race Prizes

  • 1st Place – $1000 Credit to Skip Barber Racing School
  • Hard Charger – Skip Barber 1 Day Racing School

Championship Prizes

1st Place Overall

  • 5 Day Competition Licensing Race School
  • SBRS Coaching
  • Full Season in 2022 Skip Barber Formula Race Series

2nd Place Overall

  • 5 Day Competition Licensing Race School
  • SBRS Coaching
  • Half Season in 2022 Skip Barber Formula Race Series

3rd Place Overall

  • 5 Day Competition Licensing Race School
  • SBRS Coaching
  • One Race in 2022 Skip Barber Formula Race Series

4th & 5th Overall receive a 1 Day Racing School

6th through 10th Overall receive a Intro to Racing program

SKIP BARBER FORMULA iRACING SERIES SCHEDULE

Week 1 – Lime Rock Park

Registration OpensOPEN NOW
Qualifying14th March 2022 (Monday) and 15th March 2022 (Tuesday)
Race20th March 2022 (Sunday)

Week 2 – VIRginia International Raceway

Registration Opens14th March 2022 (Monday)
Qualifying21st March 2022 (Monday) and 22nd March 2022 (Tuesday)
Race27th March 2022 (Sunday)

Week 3 – Watkins Glen International

Registration Opens21st March 2022 (Monday)
Qualifying28th March 2022 (Monday) and 29th March 2022 (Tuesday)
Race3rd April 2022 (Sunday)

Week 4 – Laguna Seca

Registration Opens28th March 2022 (Monday)
Qualifying4th April 2022 (Monday) and 5th April 2022 (Tuesday)
Race10th April 2022 (Sunday)

Week 5 – Road America

Registration Opens4th April 2022 (Monday)
Qualifying11th April 2022 (Monday) and 12th April 2022 (Tuesday)
Race17th April 2022 (Sunday)

Week 6 – Sebring International Raceway

Registration Opens11th April 2022 (Monday)
Qualifying18th April 2022 (Monday) and 19th April 2022 (Tuesday)
Race24th April 2022 (Sunday)
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