Greig Hill, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer at iRacing, posted some interesting information on Twitter this morning (3rd March 2022) regarding upcoming content for the popular online racing sim.
Australian fans will be glad to see that Hill posted a screenshot of Winton Motor Speedway – a 1.864-mile road course situated in Victoria. It has two layouts; the shorter Club Circuit at 1.26 miles and the longer National configuration as used by major championships from 1997 onwards.
The track is most famous for holding rounds of Australia’s premier touring car series, the Repco Supercars Championship, so will work particularly well with iRacing’s current-gen Ford Mustang GT and Holden ZB Commodore, as well as the older V8 Supercar variants.
Supercars next heads to Winton on 21st-22nd May for the Winton Supersprint round, so there’s plenty of time until then for iRacers to get up to speed.
In addition to this, Hill posted a photo of another new track – Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55. This 1/3 mile dirt track hosts rounds of the Superstar Racing Experience and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, so will be a great fit for iRacing’s huge range of dirt vehicles.
Situated in Pevely, Missouri, the track joins iRacing’s dirt track roster, with Lucas Oil Speedway and Port Royal Speedway also being hinted at for release during 2022.
It’s looking likely that Winton and Federated Auto Parts Raceway will arrive during iRacing’s next build in the next few days, with the 1987 Buick Lesabre also set to join the sim.
Many fans will have expected more information on the hotly-anticipated rain model for iRacing, but with no further updates on a release date we would expect this to follow later in 2022.
Are you looking forward to more dirt content in iRacing? Do you think another Australian track is a hint of further Supercars content in future? Let us know in the comments below.