iRacing to build virtual Williams Grove Speedway. Coming hot on the heels of the recently announced plans to add dirt race tracks and racing cars to its title. iRacing in collaboration with the historic central Pennsylvania clay oval, Williams Grove Speedway, have today announced plans to create a version of this dirt oval for the popular online motorsport sim racing title.
With a rich history “The Grove,” as it is known to generations of racing fans, has hosted many memorable and notable national series as well as some of dirt racing’s most prestigious races, from the USAC National Championship going back to the 1950s and on to today’s National Open, one of sprint car racing’s richest events. Some of the well known drivers to have made the trip to the Williams Grove winners circle include Tommy Hinnershitz, Ted Horn, Gordon Johncock, Jan Opperman, Doug Wolfgang, Sammy Swindell and Steve Kinser . . . to name but a few.
“iRacing is delighted to add Williams Grove to our catalogue of legendary race tracks,” says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for iRacing.com. “Since 1939, ‘The Grove’ has been synonymous with the best dirt track racing in the world and I’m certain it is destined to hold a similar place in the hearts of online motorsports enthusiasts.”
“This is great news for Williams Grove Speedway and racing fans everywhere,” says Justin Loh, Williams Grove General Manager. “For nearly 80 years, our track has been an integral part of the American racing scene, so it’s only fitting The Grove takes its place in the digital motorsports arena.”
iRacing is very well known throughout the sim racing community as a company that goes to extreme measures to capture the essence of what it is to race a real car, then translating that data into a simulation that is as close to the real thing as possible. The team at iRacing are some of the most dedicated professionals in sim racing, their efforts are warmly received by their enthusiastic global customer base of sim racers. iRacing caters to a wide range of motorsport from stock cars, sports cars, sprint cars and touring cars, to open wheel racing, sedan racing and showroom stock racing. iRacing hosts hundreds of private racing leagues as well as numerous official series, many of which run in conjunction with some of the world’s most foremost professional racing organisations, including NASCAR, INDYCAR, IMSA, SRO Blancpain and the V8 Supercar series.
iRacing has grown from strength to strength and has seen over 200,000 members join their ranks since 2008! iRacing is available 24 hours per day and 7 days a week to join or race in one of the myriad of leagues available on their servers. iRacers from more than 150 countries compete against one another from the comfort of their own homes using anything from an inexpensive gaming racing steering wheel and pedal set, to sophisticated motion simulators with high end controls which are connected to their personal computers.