The Virtual Battle of the Pros in iRacing This December

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The inaugural iRacing Pro Race of Champions (iPRC), featuring top professional race drivers from America and around the world, is set for December 14 with nearly $2,000 going to theiRacing winners’ favorite charities.   Among the drivers who have already committed to compete in the event are former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte, ALMS GT champion Joey Hand, perennial NHRA Funny Car standout Ron Caps, INDYCAR winner and former Formula One driver Justin Wilson, Australia V8 Supercar winner Shane van Gisbergen, and GRAND-AM winner Jordan Taylor.

The online racing event will be broadcast on beginning at 8 pm EST and will consist of two segments.  The first will see the stars racing their virtual Chevy Silverados for 20 laps under the lights at iRacing’s digital version of Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The second will pit the stars against each other in Mazda MX5s at Watkins Glen International on the Cup Course for 10 laps.  The overall winner will be determined by the cumulative results from both races, with iRacing donating $1,500 to the favorite charity of the overall winner, $500 to the charity of the runner-up and $250 to the third placed driver’s charity of choice.

Kaemmer isn’t alone in that regard.

Nearly two dozen professional drivers have already confirmed their plans to participate in the iPRC (see attached), with additional confirmations expected in the coming weeks. 

Qualifying for the iPRC starts at 8 pm eastern time on December 14.  Be sure and catch all the action on Professional Race of Champions, December 14, 2012 

Provisional Field 

  • Colin Braun – NASCAR
  • Jeff Bucknum – GRAND-AM
  • Ron Capps – NHRA
  • Cristiano da Matta – ALMS / INDYCAR
  • Conor Daly – INDYCAR
  • Joey Hand – ALMS
  • Timmy Hill – NASCAR
  • Trevor Hopwood – GRAND-AM
  • Frank Kimmel II – ARCA
  • Bobby Labonte – NASCAR
  • Joey Logano – NASCAR
  • Martin Plowman – INDYCAR
  • Matt Plumb – GRAND-AM
  • Jack Roush Jr – GRAND-AM
  • Sebastian Saavedra – INDYCAR
  • Scott Speed – NASCAR
  • Jordan Taylor – GRAND-AM
  • Shane van Gisbergen – Aussie V8 Supercars
  • Barry Waddell – GRAND-AM
  • Darrel Wallace - NASCAR
  • Justin Wilson – INDYCAR
  • Josh Wise - NASCAR
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