iRacing offers retro raceway, with vintage stock cars to follow
North Wilkesboro Speedway is a ghost town. The deserted oval in Wilkes County, North Carolina, has been shuttered for nearly a decade and the facility is slowly returning to the earth. Until last winter, it looked as though the track would live only on in memories, photos, and race replays. Then, iRacing swooped in to digitally cast the track for its online simulator. It was the first time iRacing had ever scanned an abandoned raceway. Six months later, the Easy-Bake Oven's timer dinged, and the virtual speedway has opened its digital doors to the public, a month ahead of the scheduled release. If you’re a member of the world’s most popular online racing community, strap on an open face helmet—it’s time to turn laps.