Local company finds way to get sports fans, athletes competing again

During a time that sports have come to come to a screeching halt, one local company has found a way to fill the void. IRacing.com, a company in Chelmsford, has taken its racing simulation program to a much more expansive audience.

During a time that sports have come to come to a screeching halt, one local company has found a way to fill the void. IRacing.com, a company in Chelmsford, has taken its racing simulation program to a much more expansive audience.

With the cancellation of NASCAR events, IRacing has created a newly-launched eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, which currently airs on the Fox Sports Network. The e-races are filling in the television slots previously filled by the on-site races. “ NASCAR drivers like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Denny Hamlin, and Jimmie Johnson have participated, racing behind the wheel of their individual cars in these simulated races.

It’s not just for the professionals; fans can participate from their own living room.

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“IRacing is the most authentic racing simulation a person sitting at home can participate in” according to Executive Vice President of IRacing.com Steve Myers.

The company behind iRacing.com, FIRST, LLC., was established in Bedford, Massachusetts in September 2004 by David Kaemmer and John W. Henry using code Papyrus Design Group, which Kaemmer had also co-founded. Myers is glad to give people something they can enjoy during this difficult time.

“It’s terrible what’s happening in the world right but at least we are providing something that people spending their time with to be happy.”