I Race For A Good Cause
iRacing Teams Up With The National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday, July 31st
Make your Laps Make A Difference for the 1 million people living with MS in the U.S.
By Doug Stokes
Sun, Jul 25, 2021 01:26 PM PST
image courtesy iRacing.
With close to 200,000 members worldwide, iRacing has become a very serious, very well-respected form of multi-participant electronic racing. Its life-like setting and situations allow participants of all ages to compete in motorsports events that test not only gaming skills, but real racing knowledge and skills.
Many "real" racing events are staged to benefit good causes, and this notice is a good sign of art imitating life. iRacing events, at the top levels, are very "real" and very competitive. Winning there is cause for great pride, and losing is not ever taken as "just flubbing up a little computer game...". As in corporal racing, second place (if you're really into it) is referred to as "first looser"... Yeah, it's that serious.
The best part is that fans can tune in and watch this speed contest to see what it looks like (it looks very good, by the way) on Twitch. If you've never "attended" one of these races, I think that you'll get a big kick out of the realism. For a bit of atmosphere, my suggestion is to heat up a couple of ounces of Mobil 1 in an old frying pan and turn the sound waaaay up on the computer.
Have a good race!
Official Blurb From iRacing:
iRacing is teaming up with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday, July 31 to add a brand-new race to the Special Events calendar. The inaugural iRacing 4 Hours at Charlotte Benefiting the National MS Society will feature the Global Mazda MX-5, Audi RS3 LMS, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, BMW M4 GT4, Cadillac CTS-V and the McLaren 570S GT4 on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. This will mark iRacing’s first partnership with a non-profit organization for a special event.
About The Author
Doug has a long and wide-ranging history in the motoring business. He served five years as the Executive Director of the International Kart Federation, and was the PR guy for the Mickey Thompson's Off-Road Championship Gran Prix. He worked racing PR for both Honda and Suzuki and was a senior PR person on the first Los Angeles (Vintage) Grand Prix. He was also the first PR Manager for Perris Auto Speedway, and spent over 20 years as the VP of Communications at Irwindale Speedway. Stokes is the recipient of the American Autowriters and Broadcaster’s 2005 Chapman Award for Excellence in Public Relations and was honored in 2015 by the Motor Press Guild with their Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award. “… I’ve also been reviewing automobiles and books for over 20 years, and really enjoy my LA Car assignments.” he added.