iRacing's 2019 Special Events Schedule

iRacing unveils its 2019 special event calendar that includes all the regulars plus more!

January 12-13, 2019

ROAR

The Roar Before the 24 is a practice run for the Daytona 24. It is a 2.4 hour solo race in preparation for the 24 Hours of Daytona a week later.

Cars: Kia Optima / Ford Mustang / Global Mazda MX-5 Cup


January 18-20, 2019

DAYTONA

The 24 Hours of Daytona is a 24-hour endurance race held at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL. It marks the first major auto race of the year in the United States. It also marks the start of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, known as the Rolex 24.

Cars: Corvette C7 DP / Porsche RSR GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT GTE / Audi R8 GT3 LMS, Mercedes AMG GT3


February 9-10, 2019

BATHURST

The Bathurst 12 Hour is a 12 hour endurance race staged on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. This event serves as the opening round to the Intercontinental GT Challenge Series in the real world.

Cars: Audi R8 GT3 LMS / Mercedes AMG GT3 / Ferrari 488 GT3 / BMW Z4 GT3 / McLaren MP4-12C GT3 / Porsche 911 GT3 Cup


February 22-24, 2019

LATEMODEL

The Late Model Showdown at Volusia is a Late Model race held at Volusia Speedway Park, in De Leon Springs, Florida. It is the season opener of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Championship.

Car: Dirt Super Late Model


March 1-2, 2019

SEBRING

The 12 Hours of Sebring is a 12-hour endurance race held at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida. It is the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Cars: Corvette C7 DP / Porsche RSR GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT GTE / Audi R8 GT3 LMS, Mercedes AMG GT3


May 3-5, 2019

NURB

The 24 Hours Nürburgring (ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring) is a 24-hour endurance event held on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It also utilizes part of the GP-Strecke course to form a total lap length of 16.1 miles (25.9 km). late afternoon.

Cars: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup / Global Mazda MX-5 Cup / Audi R8 LMS / Ferrari 488 GT3 / Mercedes AMG GT3


May 17-19, 2019

INDY

Known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 is one of the most prestigious race events in the world, held since 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is part of the NTT IndyCar Series in the United States.

Car: Dallara IR-18


May 31- June 2, 2019

LEMONSO

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (24 Heures du Mans) is the world’s oldest active endurance race, held since 1923 near Le Mans, France, at Circuit de la Sarthe. It is one of the most prestigious auto races in the world, and part of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

This year Le Mans returns to its usual iRacing date after being hosted in August of 2018 due to iRacing wanting to have day night transitions for Le Mans, which were not completed by August.

Cars: Audi R18, Porsche 919 / HPD ARX 01c / Porsche 911 RSR, Ford GT GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE


June 21-23, 2019

GLEN

The 6 Hours of the Glen is a 6-hour endurance race held at Watkins Glen International Raceway along the finger lakes in Watkins Glen, New York. It is the sixth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

6 Hours of the Glen returns after not being held in 2018, however multiple hosted races were created by the community so many were able to race, this year it is back on the official schedule to the delight of many members.

Cars: Corvette C7 DP / Porsche RSR GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT GTE / Audi R8 GT3 LMS, Mercedes AMG GT3


July 19-21, 2019

SPA

The 24 Hours of Spa is an endurance race held in Belgium at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps since 1923. It is the third round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge Series in the real world.

Cars: Audi R8 LMS / Mercedes AMG GT3 / BMW Z4 GT3 / McLaren MP4-12C GT3 / Ford GT GT3 / Ferrari 488 GT3


August 9-11, 2019

KNOXVILLE

The Sprint Car Showdown at Knoxville is one of the biggest and most prestigious Sprint Car races of the year. The event is held annually at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa.

Car: 410 Sprint Car


September 27th-28th, 2019

BTHRST1000

The Bathurst 1000 is staged on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Regarded as the pinnacle of Motorsport in Australia, this is the biggest event on the calendar for the Supercars Series.

Cars: Holden Commodore VF V8 / Ford Falcon FG V8


October 4-5, 2019

PLM

The Petit Le Mans is a 10 hour endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. It is the twelfth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Cars: Corvette C7 DP / Porsche RSR GTE, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GT GTE / Audi R8 GT3 LMS, Mercedes AMG GT3


November 29 – December 1, 2019

WNTRDRBY

The Winter Derby is held at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida. Considered to be the most prestigious Super Late Model race, it is a 300 lap showdown on the half mile.

Car: Asphalt Super Late Model


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Sam

Motorsports lover and simracer from the UK. Mainly races on iRacing and Assetto Corsa.

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