The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series winds up on Saturday afternoon with a trip to North Wilksboro. NASCAR hasn’t run a race at North Wilksboro since 1996 with now NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon took home the final trophy.
Last December, Dale Earnhardt Jr took a group of volunteers up to the North Carolina foothills to clean up the track and prepare it for iRacing to scan the track to prepare it for its debut.
To date, all of the tracks that the drivers have raced on are also available to amateur racers who run the iRacing series. But this Saturday, the drivers will debut the track at North Wilksboro. The track isn’t even available to the public yet.
Upon hearing the news that the Pro Invitational Series was going to North Wilksboro, Jeff Gordon told fans that he might have to rethink his Talladega one and done. Gordon will be among the drivers taking to the virtual North Wilksboro track on Saturday afternoon.
Martin Truex Jr and Jon Wood are making their PIS debut on Saturday; and Clint Bowyer makes a return after taking the week off.
But one driver fans will not be seeing this weekend is the leading race winner William Byron who has won three of the six races so far including last week at virtual Dover.
With the Pro Invitational Series racing on Saturday Night, Saturday Night Thunder will take to the track on Friday night for some short track racing at virtual Martinsville.