From the comeback of a glorious NASCAR track to F1 action in Spain: This weekend has it all.
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NASCAR double pack will leave first digital rubber on cult oval track
NASCAR fans get the full package this weekend. iRacings eNASCAR will be the stage for two promising races including a special comeback. This weekends Saturday Night Thunder has spontaneously rescheduled to Friday and will be named Friday Night Thunder. The event will take place on Martinsville Speedway at 8 PM ET and can be seen on eNASCAR.com/live.
The second event NASCAR enthusiasts should reach out to is the eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series on Saturday afternoon at 3 PM ET. The race will appeal to nostalgists as it will take the series to the legendary North Wilkesboro Speedway. The cult track was the stage for many well-known NASCAR events from 1949 to 1996. After hosting several stock car events following its reopening in 2010, the track shut doors again in 2011. Now it comes back to the fans in digital form. The race will be broadcasted on TV by Fox. On Thursday evening, May 7 the track will have it’s first reveal.
Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational leaving the apex
Once more you will be able to watch a wild mixture of superstars from across many different racing disciplines battling at the All-Star Invitational in iRacing. The series has just entered the second half of its season and features guest stars like Travis Pastrana, who is joined by his Nitro Circus fellows. The race can be streamed on iRacing.com or via the iRacing Facebook account at 6 PM ET.
Second round of Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup approaches
iRacing one more time. Under the digital sun of Spain the participants of the Porsche TAG HEUER Esports Supercup will surely sweat as much as they would if they competed on the actual Circuit de Barcelona. On this history-laden track, where Michael Schumacher won hist first F1 event we’ll get to see if the grid will be turned upside down after the second round of the championship. A lot of favorites like iRacing’s most successful driver Maximilian Benecke and F1 pilot Max Verstappen could not live up to their expectations in the first race. They will be eager to change that. The lights turn green on Saturday, May 9 at 1 PM GMT.
F1 Virtual Grand Prix to visit Barcelona – racing the right track this time
Formula 1 will be back on the screens next Sunday, that is for sure. While the Dutch GP had to be staged in the Brazilian Interlagos Circuit due to the lack of Zandvoort in F1 2019, The Grand Prix of Spain is going to be held at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
There has been no specific information on the race’s entries yet. But it is very likely that we will see Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon again. Both had a great time dueling by their own accounts. Leclerc might be burning to get back on top while Albon surely wants to expand on his success last week. The race starts at 6 PM CEST and can be watched online on YouTube and all participating TV channels.
Enter the Arcade-racing-delta with Forza
If you want it more casual and feel the urgent need for unreal speed, then have a look at the different Forza events happening this weekend. Friday, May 8 will bring the Delta Z4 Championship, a community championship by Delta Online Racing. You can watch it on Twitch at 8.30 PM CEST. This will be followed by the Delta Supermini Championship Season 3 on Sunday at the same time and channel.