Want to get started in racing but don’t know where to begin?
Been sim racing for years and ready to make the jump to a real track?
Dreams of racing but no connections in the industry?
Our goal is to make racing more accessible to drivers and spectators alike, especially in the midwest – and we encourage anyone who’s interested in racing to watch as much racing as you can before you decide it’s something you might want to get involved in.
Whether you’re an amateur looking to learn how to handle a racecar in the sim, or looking to bump up a license class, we’ve got something for you.
More resources coming soon. Until then, follow our socials to stay up to date on everything in racing in the region.
Explore race series that are enterable locally in the midwest – from novice to professional.
The truth is, racing can be an expensive hobby/sport/career with high overhead and few routes in. If you have the money, it can very much be a pay-to-play sport, provided you obtain the necessary licenses for competition.
However, even if you don’t have money, like many racing champions in history, it’s still possible to race on many levels. From local autocross, track days, ‘racing experiences’, karting – we believe everyone who truly loves to race should get the opportunity to refine and practice their craft.
Click here for our full guide on various routes into motorsport on a club or professional level.
If you’re looking into getting racing and haven’t tried sim racing yet, we highly recommend giving it a fair shot. There is a slight learning curve (as the sim lacks many of the forces you feel in a real car – g’s, butt-dyno, pedal feedback, etc), but once you get a feel for how the virtual cars handle and how they translate to their real-world counterparts, the simulator becomes an indispensable part of a well-rounded training regimen.
The cost to get into racing sims is much lower, and there are many options on the market. Our simulator of choice at RR is iRacing, and we host weekly lobbies on our Discord channel that follow the race series’ featured in iRacing that week. Our Discord is focused on growth and friendly competition, pushing each other to drive cleaner, faster laps, and sharing tips, setups, and tricks in the process.
Click to join the official Region Racecraft Discord channel!
There are many ways to get involved in racing today – starting by volunteering at a track or race event, heading out to a local autocross, sim racing, or of course, spectating.
Click here to find race events near you, including registration links.