Hattori Racing announced that iRacing, the leader in online sim racing, will sponsor Brett Moffittâ€™s No. 16 Toyota for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Eldora Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway.
Moffitt, who is a three-time winner this season and ranks third in the series standings, will be making his first truck start on dirt. Eldora was one of the races in question for sponsorship until today’s announcement of the partnership with iRacing.
â€œTo have this support from iRacing to step up and partner with this race team is really special,â€� Moffitt said. â€œI have some dirt experience running modifieds back in Iowa.”
Moffitt will use iRacing to prepare for the Dirt Derby and will also race against fellow iRacers in hosted sessions at Eldora in advance of the July 18 race.
“Itâ€™s pretty cool to be part of iRacingâ€™s 10-year anniversary,” Moffitt said. “I was just a teenager when iRacing first went live to the public and I joined right away. I raced online a ton for a few years and really enjoyed the racing and community aspects of iRacing. It will be fun to get back in it again with the fans to see how far they have come and to experience running the Toyota Tundra at Eldora before we race there.â€�
iRacing allows real world racers like Moffitt, and every day fans to compete, online, from their home PC, in racing disciplines including NASCAR, IMSA, World of Outlaws and USAC, IndyCar, rallycross and more.
Prior to heading Eldora, Moffitt will race in Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Motor Racing Newtork will have live coverage from Kentucky starting at 7 p.m ET. MRN’s broadcast from Eldora on July 18 will begin at 7 p.m. ET.