BEDFORD, Mass. – Kokomo Speedway has won an online fan vote, hosted by the World of Outlaws and iRacing.com, to determine the next dirt track to join iRacing’s online racing service.
Fans could choose from six well known venues including Kokomo, Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Lernerville Speedway, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, Weedsport Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway.
Ultimately, Kokomo Speedway edged out Fairbury by just 118 votes.
iRacing has already laser scanned the track, so it will go into production immediately with an expected release date in 2018.
“We are very appreciative of our fans voting us to be the next dirt track added to iRacing”, said Kokomo Speedway president Reece O’Connor. “Being available to race in iRacing will give existing fans a new way to experience our track as well as introduce legions of new fans to Kokomo. Personally I can’t wait to race Kokomo online!”
It is not all bad news for the other five tracks, however, as all of them will be built and added to iRacing over time.
“It was fun to get dirt track fans involved in the decision process – it’s the first time we have done anything like this and based on everything we heard, it was very well received,” said Steve Myers, executive vice-president and executive producer for iRacing.com. “Ultimately we will build all six tracks, but it is great to have the input from the community as to what they want next.”
iRacing released dirt oval racing earlier this year to its online racing platform and currently offers five dirt tracks – Eldora, Williams Grove, Volusia, Lanier and USA Speedway – with Knoxville Raceway slated to be released in December.
Limaland Motorsports Park, The Dirt Track at Charlotte and one additional track are also already in production and slated for early 2018 releases.
CREDIT: World of Outlaws & iRacing Communications