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iRacing Charity event for the blind

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Rhys Gardiner, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Rhys Gardiner

    Rhys Gardiner

    Andy Kirschtorte is organising a charity event using iRacing, to be held tomorrow in support of Orbis, a charity for the partially-sighted.


    The event, which takes place tomorrow at 9pm GMT, has many of iRacing's best and most well-known drivers - such as Wyatt Gooden, Richard Towler and Greger Huttu - competing in support of the foundation. The race will be a 30-lap endurance race at Spa, using the Mazda MX-5s and the Pontiac Solstice in a mixed-class event. Andy had the following to say about the race:

    “We are delighted to announce the Orbis Charity Mixed Class Endurance Race featuring the Mazda MX5 Cup & Roadster and also the Pontiac Solstice Advanced. As this is a charity event, we are trying to raise money for the Orbis cause. This charity provides help, advice and a variety of means to help people see.

    Almost all of us in the sim-racing and real-racing world are blessed with the ability to see and with this in mind we hope we can raise a substantial amount to help others less fortunate.
    The roster for the Orbis Endurance race reads like a Who’s Who of sim-racing, with representatives from many of the big teams and upper echelons of iRacing’s pinnacle series donating $20 each for their grid slot. In fact, registration for the online race that hopes to raise close to $2000 filled-up in a matter of days, with new entrants now registering as reserve drivers for the event. Whilst the starting-grid is packed to the gills with the likes of iRacing Champions Wyatt Gooden, Blake Townend, Richard Towler and Greger Huttu, supporters can still do their part with a donation at the http://www.justgiving.com/RadicalsOnline website, and viewers of the 4PM Eastern (9PM GMT) PSRTV live broadcast will be encouraged to delve into their pockets for any spare cents they have for Orbis.

    Apart from the accolade of being the Orbis Endurance Event Champion, the 39 car grid will be battling it out for a variety of different prizes, including: iRacing vouchers for the podium, team awards, cleanest driver and random spot-prizes; there’s even a chance for spectators, with the best race video clip award up for grabs.

    You can find out all you need to know about the Orbis Charity Endurance Event at http://www.radicalsonline.com/conten...Class-Spa-Race or enjoy a preview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TascG9V_PU&hd=1

    Don’t forget to tune into to PSRTV.com at 4PM Eastern ( 9PM GMT) this Saturday, to see the iRacing Stars in their ‘reasonably priced cars’ at Spa.

    Visit the Orbis website here, at http://www.orbis.org/
  2. Andy Kirschtorte

    Andy Kirschtorte

    Thanks very much RaceD! Hope people enjoy the stream...
  3. Joe Hubbard

    Joe Hubbard

    This is great thing to see happening.
  4. Marco van Dongen

    Marco van Dongen

    Wow, great race and a very exciting finale. Congrats to Wyatt Gooden for winning.
  5. Yann Laprevotte

    Yann Laprevotte

    That race was a blast. Nice to see so much fellow LFSers involved too.