10-race Tour, Street Stock schedules begin Nov. 10
The fastest growing Dirt Oval racing league on iRacing returns to the virtual track this winter with its fourth season-long installment and the biggest event ever on its flagship series.
Season 4 of the DIRTcar eSports Tour kicks off Nov. 10 with a 10-race, Wednesday night series, featuring its first-ever special event on Dec. 8. Elbows Up TV has partnered with DIRTcar eSports to co-sanction the Night Before the Fake 500 – a 360 Non-Wing Sprint Car race at Kokomo Speedway as part of Elbows Up’s annual Fake 500 asphalt extravaganza.
The Chevy Performance Street Stock League also returns for a third campaign, beginning on Nov. 10 with its second-ever appearance at Volusia Speedway Park, featuring its traditional $100-to-win, $10-to-start events and a significant rule change to open up the competition.
Both series will run through Jan. 19, concluding with a championship finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, where custom trophies will be awarded to each of the points championship podium finishers.
Night Before the Fake 500
For the first time ever, a 360 Non-Wing Sprint Car race will have a slot on the DIRTcar eSports Tour schedule. Co-sanctioned by sim racing group Elbows Up TV and their marquee Fake 500 event, the third annual Night Before the Fake 500 hits the virtual quarter-mile oval of Kokomo Speedway on Dec. 8.
This special event will mostly follow the format and specifics of every DIRTcar eSports Tour race, with a few twists. The exact race format used will depend on the number of entries, which is detailed at the link below.
Customary to the Night Before, open setups will be permitted, allowing drivers to get creative and run a custom car setup personalized to their driving style.
Since all Tour events are fixed-setup, points-paying races, the Night Before will be a show-up points event, awarding 45 points toward the Tour championship standings to every driver who attempts to qualify for the event. Championship chasers will also be given a special make-or-break opportunity in the season finale at Charlotte on Jan. 19, where double-point values will be awarded to each of the Feature starters (1st – 150 pts, 2nd – 140 pts, 3rd – 130 pts, etc.)
As with every Tour event, participants will pay a $20 entry fee and compete for a spot in the 24-car Night Before the Fake 500 Feature, which pays $250 to the winner and $20 to all starters. Registration for this special event, and each of the other Tour events, is now open at the link above.
DIRTcar eSports Tour
Each DIRTcar eSports Tour race will pay $250 to the winner and $20 to start the Feature, rotating between a Tour-record eight different car-types – the DIRTcar-branded Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, 305/360 Sprint Cars, 358 Modifieds, Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds, Dirt Midgets and 360 Non-Winged Sprint Cars. Nine different tracks dot the 10-week slate, with only The Dirt Track at Charlotte appearing twice.
Chevy Performance Street Stock League
Street Stock competitors will also see a shakeup in the competition this season. The maximum iRating cap of 4,800 that has been in effect for the previous two seasons will be raised to 5,500, allowing more Street Stock drivers the chance to compete with the League. While this change does permit higher-ranked drivers to race, it does not enable Pro-license drivers to compete. They are instead invited to race with the Tour, which does not have a license or iRating cap.
While the racing program will begin with Street Stock Qualifying promptly at 7pm ET, competitors will now be given an extra 10 minutes to join the iRacing lobbies prior to showtime. Street Stocks will kick each night off with practice at 6:40pm ET and Qualifying at 7pm. The Tour session will open with practice at 7:40pm ET and follow with Qualifying.
DIRTcar eSports Tour Season 4 Schedule
Nov. 10 – Big Block Modifieds at Weedsport Speedway
Nov. 17 – UMP Modifieds at Fairbury Speedway
Nov. 24 – Pro Late Models at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Dec. 8 – 360 Non-Wing Sprint Cars at Kokomo Speedway “Night Before the Fake 500”
Dec. 15 – 360 Sprint Cars at Williams Grove Speedway
Dec. 22 – 305 Sprint Cars at Tulsa Expo Center (Chili Bowl)
Dec. 29 – 358 Modifieds at Cedar Lake Speedway
Jan. 5 – Pro Late Models at Limaland Motorsports Park
Jan. 12 – Midgets at Eldora Speedway
Jan. 19 – Big Block Modifieds at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Chevy Performance Street Stock League Season 4 Schedule
Nov. 10 – Volusia Speedway Park
Nov. 17 – Lanier National Speedway
Nov. 24 – Limaland Motorsports Park
Dec. 8 – Bristol Motor Speedway
Dec. 15 – Kokomo Speedway
Dec. 22 – Knoxville Raceway
Dec. 29 – Eldora Speedway
Jan. 5 – Williams Grove Speedway
Jan. 12 – Cedar Lake Speedway
Jan. 19 – The Dirt Track at Charlotte