It's finally back, race week is here and one day earlier than last year.
For 2019, Race Week will begin at midnight pacific time on Saturday before the races. This is to give the International drivers a full 7 days of practice and to make sure there are two full weekend days for everyone to practice and qualify. You can see all the scheduled sessions here
As of now, the plan is to cut off official practice and qualifying 24 hours earlier than in years past so we can plan the splits and grids for all regions at the same time. We will see how much of an uproar this causes.
In order to be placed on the grid for the race the rules are similar to last year; Register, complete the minimum laps (30 this week) and make at least one qualifying attempt.
Qualifying is similar to last year with a couple adjustments. Weather for qualifying will be as constant as possible and set to;
Air Temperature: 70
Wind Speed: 2 N
Time of Day: Afternoon
Track State : 100%
January 1st... another year down, another page turned, but I am more interested in what is on the next page? What is the story of 2019 and who will write it?
Now, I’m not much of a resolution guy, but I am big on goals. For the Majors the goal is as simple as it is daunting, to be widely regarded as the most prestigious sim racing series on the planet. Our’s will not be the most lucrative series, but it can be the most rewarding.
We aim to meld motorsports and simracing in a way that the line is as blurred as is possible. That the history of the sport is revered and revelled in. That the future of the sport has; more fans, more heros and more stories. Stories that become legends and stories that create legends.
So I will ask again, what will be the story of 2019 and who will write it?
You will… I will… we ALL will.
In 2019 we will tell the story of the racing on track; the winners, the losers, the heartbreak, the dedication and the glory. In 2019 we will tell the story of those who need all...
I would like to officially introduce you to the 2018 “Mario Andretti‘s” of the Majors Series on iRacing. After a grueling and diverse 14 race, ten month grind, these four men best embody the spirit of Mario Andretti himself. Race anything, anywhere, anytime and kick your butt doing it. These... are your Champion Drivers of the Year.
International Region / Josh Noack
Josh is a nineteen year old driver from Australia and racing for @Kinetic. He is the only one of the four champions to miss a race having started in 13 of the 14 races. He had the second most wins across all regions with four. Taking home victory at the; World 600, 2.4 hours of Spa, Pocono 500 and Bathurst 500. In the end he carried his region by the largest margin of anyone, a 233 point gap to 2nd place and he accrued more points in the series across all regions than any other driver.
European Region / Pete Harrod
Pete is a thirty one year old driver hailing from the UK and racing for @Team MAD. Pete “the handsome” is also “P...