The iRacing.com Cup to be Sponsored by HotSeat Chassis
Pro-quality sim racing comes to SpeedwayEXPO
Salisbury, MA — Oval-track racing will begin earlier than usual in New England this year and everyone is invited to
participate, and without having to brave the winter chill. The iRacing.com Cup presented by HotSeat Chassis takes place February 27 through March 1 indoors at SpeedwayEXPO. The show’s attendees are Invited to participate in a true-to-life racing experience that matches fans against professional racers for fun and prizes, courtesy of iRacing.com’s extremely detailed computer simulation and HotSeat’s top-shelf sim-racing chassis.
Qualifying will begin on Friday evening, February 27. The top finishers will then compete on Sunday against professionals in a 20-lap championship race. The Cup will feature one of iRacing.com’s newest car simulations, an exact digital duplicate of an SK Modified, running on a millimeter-accurate version of Connecticut’s paved half-mile Stafford Motor Speedway. Entry is free to SpeedwayEXPO attendees.
In addition to fun, fame and glory (and an appearance in Speedway Illustrated Magazine), the top iRacing.com Cup competitors at SpeedwayEXPO will win valuable prizes. Each competitor will have an experienced sim racer available to provide coaching as needed.
All XPO attendees will be able to take one of the iRacing.com/Hotseat driving simulators ‘out for a spin’ as permitted by the competition schedule. Registration information and rules will be posted on the show’s official website, speedwayexpo.com.
Coupons ($5 off) for discount admission to SpeedwayEXPO will soon be available at more than 160 participating Sunoco dealers throughout New England. Tickets can also be purchased in advance to save $5 off the price at the gate ($16 for adults, children 10 and under free). These money-saving tickets are available at 978-465-9099 or online at SpeedwayEXPO.com.
Produced by Speedway Illustrated Magazine and sponsored by Sunoco, SpeedwayEXPO will be at the Big E, in West Springfield, MA, Feb. 27 – March 1, 2009. It is the largest event for drivers, teams, tracks, and racing vendors in the Northeast. SpeedwayEXPO will launch the 2009 racing season with more than 200 new race cars and old favorites, and hundreds of exhibits for drivers, crews, and fans from a dozen states and Canada. Thousands of enthusiasts pack more than 130,000 square feet of exhibit space to take part in seminars and demonstrations; see retailers of racing gear and memorabilia; and meet today’s and yesterday’s racing celebrities.
For the latest information on SpeedwayEXPO presented by Sunoco and to sign up to receive the free SpeedwayEXPO ’09 E-newsletter, visit SpeedwayExpo.com.
About iRacing.com: iRacing.com was founded in September of 2004 by Dave Kaemmer and John Henry. Kaemmer was co-founder of Papyrus Design Group, developers of award-winning racing simulations including NASCAR Racing: 2003 Season and Grand Prix Legends. Henry is principal owner of the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Sports Group – the co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing – as well as an avid simracer. The iRacing team combines more than 100 years of real-world racing experience with more than 50 years of successful racing simulation development. The company has developed numerous corporate relationships in the motorsport industry, including agreements to develop track simulations with International Speedway Corporation, Speedway Motorsports, and Panoz Motor Sports Group and vehicles with General Motors, Riley Technologies, Radical Sportscars, and 600 Racing. iRacing is the official simulation partner of the Star Mazda Championship and the Skip Barber Racing School.
About HotSeat Chassis: HotSeat Chassis is a Connecticut-based company specializing in the manufacture of surround sound driving and flying simulators. HotSeat Chassis’ award-winning line of simulators features six-speaker, 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound delivering an “In the Race Car/Cockpit Experience”. HotSeat Chassis offers a full line of turn-key solutions or simply the chassis itself for all of your own equipment to provide the most realistic simulation experience possible. Visit HotSeat Chassis online at www.hotseatinc.com or call 860-582-5031 x 0 for a quotation.
Sources: Ted Hugger/SpeedwayEXPO