All content included with a basic iRacing subscription
If you’re looking to get started with iRacing, what does a basic subscription include? Here are the cars, tracks and features included.
Register for a The iRacing.com account gives a standard membership to the service, which allows users to access everything related to iRacing. In addition to membership, members can purchase tracks, cars, race servers, and third-party apps, all of which can add up for a more comprehensive and expensive experience.
Let’s say you’re about to try iRacing and don’t want to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars upfront. So what comes with the standard subscription? Starting with Season 4 of 2022, here’s what you’ll get if you choose to try the service for a trial period with a basic subscription.
There are four different license classifications on iRacing, and with that, there must be content included for new members to progress through the rookie ranks. Oval, Road, Dirt Oval, and Dirt Road are those disciplines, and as such you’ll find enough content to satisfy advancement requirements.
Most of the vehicles you’ll find are spec’ed primarily for road racing, but who says you can’t take a Volkswagen Jetta and race around an oval track in it?
|MAKE AND MODEL OF CAR||DISCIPLINE(S)||AI?|
|Legends Ford ’34 Coupe||oval|
|Legends Ford ’34 Rookie Coupe||oval|
|Ford ’34 Coupe Dirt Legends||earth oval|
|Land Street Stock||earth oval|
|Modified Dirt UMP||earth oval|
|Mazda MX-5 World Cup||Road||YES|
|Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Lite||Dirt road|
|SCCA Spec Racer Ford||Road||YES|
|Volkswagen Beetle||Dirt road|
|Volkswagen Beetle Lite||Dirt road|
|VW Jetta TDI Coupe||Road||YES|
|[LEGACY] Dallara DW12||Oval/Road|
|[LEGACY] Chevrolet Silverado NASCAR Truck – 2008||oval|
Like the vehicles above, there are enough tracks to meet all license requirements to upgrade from a Rookie license to a Class D license. Of course, once you start racing the tier Class D license, you will likely need to start purchasing more content to continue competing.
Some of the free tracks have multiple configurations that can be used in different licenses. For example, Charlotte Motor Speedway has an Oval, Road Course, and Rallycross setup for the Dirt Road license. There’s also Centripetal Circuit on this list, but unfortunately that’s not used anywhere on the service except in single player testing.
|Centripetal circuit||Testing only||1|
|Charlotte Motor Speedway||Oval, Road, Dirt Road||9||YES (not all layouts)|
|Daytona “Rally Cross”||Dirt road||2|
|Langley Motor Speedway||oval||1||YES|
|Lanier National Speedway||Oval, Dirty Oval||2||YES (asphalt only)|
|Limaland Motorsports Park||earth oval||1|
|Lime Rock Park||Road||4||YES (all layouts)|
|Okayama International Circuit||Road||2||YES (both layouts)|
|Oran Park Racecourse||Road||6||YES (not all layouts)|
|Oulton Park Circuit||Road||8||YES (all layouts)|
|Oxford Plains Circuit||oval||1|
|South Boston Motor Speedway||oval||1||YES|
|South Motorsport National Park||oval||1||YES|
|Summit Point Racecourse||Road||5||YES (not all layouts)|
|Thompson Speedway Motorsport Park||oval||1||YES|
|Tsukuba circuit||Road||seven||YES (all layouts)|
|United States International Speedway||Oval, Dirty Oval||2||YES (asphalt only)|
|WeatherTech Laguna Seca Tour||Road||2||YES (“Full” only)|
|[LEGACY] Charlotte Motor Speedway 2008||Oval, Road||4|
|[LEGACY] Lime Rock Park 2008||Road||3|
|[LEGACY] Phoenix Raceway 2008||Oval, Road, Dirt Road||3|
WHAT TO DO WITH INCLUDED CONTENT
Obviously, racing online with other members in the rookie ranks to grow your license level is the most common practice when starting out on iRacing, but there are more things to participate in that are included.
Hosted Sessions and League Races are two ways to compete online against others through unofficial means. Of course, you will only be able to join races that use the included content.
Same with AI Racing, a part of the service that is relatively new, but more and more content is being added build after build. You will notice that in the tables above I have included a column to indicate if a content item can be used with iRacing AI. While still a work in progress, iRacing AI is a great way to get track time and learn to iRace in a non-online environment.
The iRacing UI also allows car design and will provide templates for vehicles you own. There are pre-built bases with a list of sponsors to choose from already built in, but customization is also a possibility if you can afford it with something like GIMP or Photoshop.
Finally, of course, if you decide to pursue your career in iRacing, you can purchase content at any time and it will likely be part of your library forever, unless iRacing decides to remove or replace the content, in which there may be some sort of credit agreement in place for you to get a return on it.