A New Season
After a fairly quiet summer, The MAD Sim Racing Team is aimed for a flurry of activity into the Fall, and for the remainder of 2022. The team comes off of a series of continued endurance victories at Le Mans and Spa, and look to continue a near-sweep in the final two main events of the year. That’s not all on tap though; all ends of MAD Sim Racing are busy heading into the upcoming months.
The MAD Sim Racing Endurance Program is fully focused on the next main iRacing event, the virtual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. This event has been one of the most difficult for the team in years past, with simply finishing all ten hours being goal number one. Drivers know the wild elevation changes and corners at this rush of a circuit; pace will be one think, quick reaction and alert driving will be the key in a long multi-class challenge such as Petit Le Mans. From there, the team looks to grow its contest at Suzuka in November to close out the year. After that, every MSR driver knows what’s due–2023 Daytona 24 Practice. Besides the major event preparation, at least one entry will again contest the Majors Team Endurance Challenge (MTEC) with Tyler Beamon/Bradley Beamon/Rob Gregoire/Patrick Stein co-driving a Ferrari GT3.
The MAD Sim Racing Oval Program never slowed down over the summer, with a regular core of drivers consistently competing and winning in the NASCAR iRacing Series. The MSR Oval Program drivers have put countless hours into testing and in-house setup engineering led by Oval Co-Director Cody Richardson. The team will continue to be a major competitor in NiS races each week; the program will also ramp up regular league racing once again, continuing to compete in the Cyber Thunder Racing League, where the team has been present since its return to Sim Racing in 2020. Drivers will participate in Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night League Series at Cyber Thunder, all broadcast live.
ROAD CHALLENGE SEASON 7
Drivers have returned for what continues to develop into a top road racing league in North America, nearly two years running. Season 7 sees the return of LMP2s in multi-class racing, which will be the car of choice for high-iRating competitors. There will then be a GT3 Pro and Am split class, leaving two types of cars on track, with three races to be won. The Series will match the iRacing IMSA schedule to permit weekly practice for the Monday night event. Series Racing Director Jerry Isaacs continues to helm a racing series aimed at camaraderie and sensible competition that is a step above official iRacing sessions. Chris Wold will lead the all-new Support Series that now features the iRacing Formula 4 cars, racing a matching schedule and just prior to the Road Challenge Practice. The Series will also continue to be broadcast on the Cyber Thunder Broadcast Network, one of the sharpest streams in Sim Racing. Season 7 debuts on Monday, September 12.
The Indy 8
Registration for the MAD Sim Racing hosted Indy 8HRS has now opened, with teams beginning to flow into the October scheduled competition at the newly rescanned road course. The event weekend will be kicked off by a Friday Night Support Night (Oct. 14) featuring a 15 lap Global Mazda Shootout, and a One-Hour GT4/TCR multi-class race. For more information, and to register, select the Indy 8 page under Series Racing on madsimracing.com