Thank you for visiting YesterYear Racing™ (YYR). As creator of the League and website, 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 race that took place in the past. Race length, track, time of day, number of entries, and weather are all set based on the actual race in history. In addition, the point system and rules for the overall Series 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 a fixed set-up series based on actual races in a specific season that took place in history. The first year of YYR will be based on modified stock cars. There are very few modified iRacing leagues on the platform and even less that are broadcast in a professional manner. Modified stock 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 provide a friendly, unique, and entertaining series for racers, to bring more attention to short track racing's rich history, and to advocate and lobby iRacing to scan and launch more asphalt short tracks that these cars race on. Each year we will choose a historic season from a short track series 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 14 additional races with the last one culminating on Tuesday, October 29, 2024. Races take place on Tuesday's at 8:30pm EDT/EST after both a practice and qualifying session. Every race will be professionally broadcast by Maconi Entertainment and streamed live 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 of Hall & Oates fame.
The inaugural YYR Series is based on the 1990 NASCAR Whelen Modified Series and the 1990 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 some of the tracks these cars race on.
Good luck this year!
Verre de Canon