iRacing.com have confirmed USAC Sprint Cars will be coming to the simulation later this month, plus scanning has started on the 1/2 mile Knoxville Raceway dirt short track. With the massive dirt update already now well embedded in the iRacing service (and receiving highly encouraging reviews from real life drivers and fans alike), iRacing have today confirmed the next batch of loose surface racing content scheduled to be released for the massive multiplayer racing service. Firstly iRacing have confirmed scanning is already underway at the "Sprint Car Capital of the World," the 1/2 mile Knoxville circuit located in the Marion County Fairgrounds, Iowa. The track, one of the most popular and well regarded on the dirt oval racing season, is already hosting iRacing team members who are hard at working scanning the location with a view to releasing the circuit for public purchase toward the end of 2017. "The fact that Knoxville Raceway is coming to iRacing is great news; great for iRacing, great for Knoxville and, most of all, great for iRacers around the world," says Steve Myers, Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for iRacing.com. "Knoxville is synonymous with sprint car racing, and making such a legendary track available to our members is a real feather in our cap." In other more immediate iRacing dirt news, the developers over in Bedford, Mass have confirmed the simulation will be joining forces with the United States Auto Club (USAC) in a deal that will see a selection of cars from the popular AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Championship arriving in the title over the next few years. “We’re excited to partner with USAC in creating official iRacing series for our 410 and 360 non-winged sprint cars,” Added Myres. “The AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Championship is rightly known for some of the most competitive racing to be found on dirt – or any surface for that matter. I’m sure sim racers everywhere will be eager to sling some dirt in iRacing’s non-wing USAC sprint cars.” Although the partnership initially focuses on sprint cars, iRacing’s future plans include additional USAC-based online series on legendary dirt tracks like Eldora, Kokomo and Belleville raceways. “Joining forces with iRacing enables us to make an exciting new dimension in racing available to our fans in the United States and around the world,” says USAC President and CEO Kevin Miller. “We’re thrilled with the opportunity and look forward to participating in the rapidly growing sim racing community in the months and years to come.” The first fruits of this new partnership are expected to be seen as early as April 24th, with the USAC Sprint Car due to make it's debut appearance. iRacing.com is a PC exclusive racing simulation utilising a subscription based business model. Content in the form of cars and tracks can be purchased at an additional cost. Check out the iRacing sub forum here at RaceDepartment to keep abreast of the latest news with regards to the simulation. We host a space to chat and ask questions, plus give players the opportunity to post and download user created car setups for all the vehicles available in game. How are you enjoying dirt racing so far? Looking forward to the USAC sprint cars? Which dirt series would you like to see adding in future? Let us know in the comments section below!