Online racing simulator iRacing has announced a partnership with all-star oval racing series SRX with the car set for release in 2024.
It is fair to say that oval racing is a big deal in the United States of America. But when several NASCAR Hall of Famers and other big names in North American racing come together to compete in a year-long series, it garners attention worldwide.
That is exactly what the Superstar Racing Experience has done since it hit the track in 2021. Headlined by Tony Stewart, this unique short oval series tackles both dirt and tarmac circuits, all at primetime on ESPN, attracting impressive crowds.
Ever since its inception, the series has had a gaming presence, quickly releasing the SRX: The Game on PC, Xbox One and PS4. But now, it has hit the big time, signing a partnership agreement with iRacing.
SRX Car in iRacing
The Superstar Racing Experience is entering an partnership with the popular online racing simulator, iRacing. It seems the two parties are particularly excited by the announcement.
In fact, the iRacing team is reportedly already working on scanning the SRX car, ready for release next year. The announcement is includes the fact that players will gain access to the SRX car in iRacing from 2024. A date, or release season may not be clear. But given the announcement’s enthusiasm, one should expect all hands to be on deck for as early a release as possible.
In fact, iRacing‘s president Tony Gardner said, “we are excited for iRacers around the world to get to experience what we’ve built firsthand in the coming months!” This could well entail a release in some form or another in December for Season 1 of 2024.
SRX: Dirt and Asphalt Ovals
In addition to the car, SRX features an eclectic mix of circuits. Featuring both paved and dirt covered short ovals, iRacing is surely the perfect title for the series. Indeed, many circuits already feature in the game such as Stafford Motor Speedway, Eldora and Lucas Oil Speedway. On the other hand, Thunder Road, Motor Mile and Berlin Raceway are not yet in the game. So could this partnership also include some circuit additions? Only time will tell.
The variety of surfaces SRX races on makes the upcoming car one to profit from iRacing’s recent dirt and oval refresh developments. Racing on either type of surface has seen or will still see significant improvements to the tire model, surface degradation and more. The SRX car should be a perfect candidate to put this to the test, then.
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