Series and Sessions

How do I join an official series?
Official series and sessions are explained in the video below. There are many ways to join an official series. From the Beta UI (aka desktop i...
Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 2:45 PM
What is the difference between Testing, Practice, Qualifying, Time Trials and Races?
Testing Testing is done alone, with no official scoring of times. Laps are timed within the simulation, but the results of testing are unofficial and are n...
Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 8:33 AM
I qualified 15th overall, but why did I start on the Pole in my race?
Qualifying times are used to determine the starting order of each race. When the races are split, the grid order for each race is determined by the quickest...
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:42 AM
iRacing Race Participation Credit program -- multiclass series and series with short schedules
With the iRacing Race Participation Credit Program, it is important to note that the Race Participation Credits are awarded per series, so for multiclass se...
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:40 AM
Team Driving
Team Driving: We now have the ability to have multi-driver teams in iRacing! Some official iRacing series and special events like the Dayto...
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM
Why does iRacing limit the number of different types of cars in a session?
Historically, when we have increased the number of car types we have run into compatibility issues with customer’s systems. Each additional car type in a s...
Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 3:07 PM
Ghost Racing
Using ghost racing to prepare for the real thing iRacing offers a neat feature commonly referred to as "ghost mode" that's unfortun...
Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 1:22 PM
Why are there Race Splits?
When large numbers of participants have all registered to race at the same time, the field is split. In short, you don't have to do anything. Which r...
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:43 AM
Do I race immediately after my qualifying session is complete?
Almost every series has integrated qualifying. This means when you join the race session you will you will qualify immediately after the warm-up. When qua...
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:48 AM
Do I have to qualify for a race?
No, you can elect not to qualify for a race week. All drivers who elect not to qualify are gridded in order of iRating behind all drivers that have posted a...
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:50 AM