With the overwhelmingly positive reception of the Ring Meister series, iRacing is continuing and expanding the format for Season 4, 2023. Alongside it will be an additional concept that changes cars on a weekly basis; Draft Master.

Draft Master will feature short format sprint races on both Daytona and Talladega. Each week will showcase a different class of cars in ranked races with both iRating and Safety Rating on the line. These 18-20 lap races (18 for Talladega and 20 for Daytona) will not have cautions.  The schedule is as follows:

Draft Master Cars Track
Week 1 NASCAR Truck Series Daytona
Week 2 [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2009 Daytona
Week 3 NASCAR Xfinity Series Daytona
Week 4 NASCAR Classic 1987 Daytona
Week 5 Gen 4 Cup Daytona
Week 6 NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen Daytona
Week 7 NASCAR Truck Series Talladega
Week 8 [Legacy] NASCAR Cup Chevrolet Impala COT – 2009 Talladega
Week 9 NASCAR Xfinity Series Talladega
Week 10 NASCAR Classic 1987 Talladega
Week 11 Gen 4 Cup Talladega
Week 12 NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen Talladega


The Ricmotech Ring Meister Series is also back and will again see a mix of entry and professional-level road racing cars, ranging from top-of-the-line GT3 cars to fan favorites.The 12 cars tentatively slated are as follows (subject to change):

Ring Meister 2023 Car
Week 1 Ford FR500
Week 2 BMW M4 GT3
Week 3 Spec Racer
Week 4 Street Stock
Week 5 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020
Week 6 Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Week 7 VW Jetta
Week 8 Radical SR10
Week 9 Porsche 911 RSR GTE
Week 10 Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020
Week 11 Toyota GR86
Week 12 Lotus 49


As part of these pilot programs, Ricmotech Ring Meister Series and Draft Master participants will need to be aware of a handful of important early considerations. For example, the last scheduled race on Mondays before the start of a new week will not actually be run; during this time, the car will be switched over to the next week’s selection. iRacers will then need to refresh their UI to see the new car display for the next week of races.  The list of cars can be found under the Series Info tab in the Racing UI.


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