After two fantastic races at Interlagos and Watkins Glen, it's finally time for our third and final off-season event of the year: The Sports Car Open Oak Tree 300 at VIR! Similar to the SCO4 season opener at Sebring this later this year, the Oak Tree 300 is an IMSA inspired event, very similar to the longer races in Michelin Pilot Challenge series, but with a 5th hour added on top, ending up with a 300 minute long race. Unlike real life MPC endurance rounds, our race will not take place at Daytona, Watkins Glen or Laguna Seca, but on the Full Course at the Virginia International Raceway, as the name suggests.
The event will once again feature two car classes: GT4 (or Grand Touring 4), using the newly-released BMW M4 GT4 as well as the somewhat more familiar Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, and TCR (Touring Car Racer) using the ever-popular Audi RS3 LMS.
Just as the 6 hours of the Glen, there will once again be a 45 minute long open qualifying session, with the first 20 minutes being reserved to GT4 and the final 20 minutes being reserved for TCR competitors. Both, qualifying and the race, will be broadcast live and in their entirety by RaceSpot TV.
Entries to the Oak Tree 300 at VIR will open on Monday, June 22nd, 2020 at 16:00 UTC and will remain open until Sunday, July 12th, 2020 at 23:59 UTC. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
More information about the race, such as minimum driver and entry requirements, exact dates and other such things, can be found on the SCO website. To stay in touch with all announcements regarding the event, feel free to follow our off-season special events thread on the iRacing forum or to join our Discord server.