INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series to Launch in September

INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series to Launch in September
INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series to Launch in September

iRacing, INDYCAR, and ButtKicker have announced the creation of the inaugural INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series, which will debut in September.

The series will feature a prize pool of $50,000 and will bring together top open-wheel sim racers from around the world. The competition kicks off on September 19 and will include races at various renowned INDYCAR venues. Each event will be broadcast live on Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET via iRacing’s social media channels, as well as the NTT INDYCAR SERIES YouTube channel and website.

A New Chapter in eSports

“The INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series is the latest exciting development in iRacing’s renewed relationship with INDYCAR,” stated iRacing President Tony Gardner. “For years, iRacers have clamored for a top INDYCAR eSports series, and with the support of ButtKicker, we’re putting together an awesome inaugural campaign for 2024. We expect fierce competition as top sim racers go for $50,000 in one of our most exciting series yet!”

This new series is a result of a recently signed licensing agreement between iRacing and INDYCAR. It will join the iRacing INDY 500 as one of the most significant partnerships between the two brands. The INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series also aligns with other high-profile iRacing eSports series, such as those with NASCAR, Porsche, and the World of Outlaws.

Competitive Spirit

“INDYCAR is pleased to join forces with iRacing and ButtKicker for an all-new pro eSports series later this year,” said Ben Hendricks, INDYCAR Senior Manager of Marketing. “Kicking off just after the 2024 NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion is crowned on track at Nashville, this new series will bring the excitement of INDYCAR into the virtual world and give our fans a new set of racing heroes to cheer for this fall.”

Qualifying for the INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series will take place in July and August. Detailed information on the qualifying series and the full schedule will be announced in the coming months. For more information and special offers, visit iRacing.

Innovative Partnership

“We’re thrilled to partner with INDYCAR and iRacing to launch the inaugural INDYCAR ButtKicker iRacing Pro Series,” said Andrew Luden, Head of Gaming at The Guitammer Company. “INDYCAR is the pinnacle of open-wheel racing with drivers competing across high-speed ovals to technical street circuits all while driving at the limits of performance. ButtKicker products provide sim racers with true haptic feedback to push their limits, powered by iRacing’s world-class simulation platform. By partnering with INDYCAR and iRacing, the skill, grit, and excitement of sim racing at the highest level will reach more fans than ever and highlight how everyone from pros to new sim racers can ‘Drive Better with ButtKicker.’”

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