VETMotorsports to Host iRacing Fundraiser

VETMotorsports will again be hosting its annual Armed Forces Day Challenge, a virtual fundraising race held on iRacing, the organization announced.

The virtual event will be hosted by and broadcasted by the Global Simracing Channel (GSRC). Competing drivers will go head-to-head while supporting VETMotorsports, which uses motorsports to empower active, guard, reserve military, veterans with service-connected injuries and Gold Star families. Over 80 cents of every dollar it receives goes directly toward programming, the organization said.

At 2:45 pm EST on April 24, iRacing competitors will race at Laguna Seca. Two groups will practice, qualify and race. Group 1 will consist of Global MX-5 Cup and Ford Mustang FR500S competing in 30-minute sprint races with open setups and a 20x incident limit. Group 2 will feature GT3s and a 30-minute race with a single driver, open setups, fuel limits and a 25x incident limit. Cars allowed will be the Audi R8 LMS, BMW M4 GT3 Prototype, Ferrari 488 GT3, Ford GT GT3, Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO, Mercedes AMG GT3 and McLaren MP4-12C GT3.

The top three Race 1 finishers have the ability to win two tickets and a parking pass to the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2022; 2 Tickets for a 2-seat Indy Racing Experience Dallara IndyCar ride at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; or a year membership to the Sports Car Club of America. The top-3 Race 2 finishers, who did not podium in Race 1, are eligible to win similar prizes.

This event is global, open to anyone with an iRacing account and capacity will be limited to sixty drivers in each class. Participants can register for one or both groups. Registering drivers are asked to pay an entry amount of $35, provide their contact information and select a branch of service they represent (optional). The race will be streamed live on the GSRC Network on YouTube on its Facebook page.

Click here to register.

A.J. Hecht

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