Thank you for visiting YesterYear Racing™ (YYR). As creator of the League and site, I welcome you. YYR is unique in iRacing in that the League ties history with present day. You might be wondering where the "history" comes in since, after all, we are iRacing. Because of the many customizable parameters on the iRacing platform, each race in YYR is set up based on a historical races that took place in the past. Race length, track, time of day, and weather are all set based on the actual race in history. In addition, the point system and rules are identical to what was in effect at the time.
The launch of YYR will take place in March of 2024. YYR is a unique League in that it only runs one series each year based solely on one car type. The annual series is an open set-up Whelen Modified series based on actual races that took place in history. There are very few modified iRacing leagues on the platform and even less that are broadcast in a professional manner. Modified car racing is the oldest form of stock car racing in the United States. The first race was run in February 1948 at Daytona. The primary goals of YYR are to be the premier iRacing league on the platform for pavement modified cars, and to lobby and advocate iRacing to scan and launch more asphalt short tracks that these cars race on. Each year we will choose a historic season from the NASCAR Whelen Modified Series and the S.M.A.R.T. Modified Series and combine the two into an actual YYR season by re-creating and re-running actual races that took place in history.
The first YYR race will be run on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 followed by 18 additional races with the last one culminating on Tuesday, October 29, 2024. Races take place on Tuesday's at 9:00pm EDT/EST after both a practice and qualifying session. Every race will be professionally broadcast and streamed on multiple social media sites. The winning driver of the Series will receive the "Verre de Canon" (Glass of Canon), a unique artisan trophy named after my Father's best friend, Bill Canon, who used to drive Formula Fords and Cam Am cars back in the 1970s and 1980s and co-owned a car with Daryl Hall (yes, that Daryl Hall).
The inaugural YYR Series is based on the 1991 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series and the 1991 S.M.A.R.T. Modified Series. The reason for combining actual races from two series into one is so the League can have a decent number of races in the season given that iRacing does not have many of the tracks these cars race on. Driver invitations will be sent out during calendar year 2023 and admission to the League is strictly by invitation only. There will be no open recruiting period for YYR.
Good luck this year!
Verre de Canon