iRacing and PAX announce Almost Pro series – $10K Open

iRacing and PAX have announced a new partnership to produce the Almost Pro $10K iRacing Open powered by Intel.  

iRacers will battle in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car at the Charlotte Roval over a $10,000 prize pool.


iRacers can log into iRacing at anytime from Thursday, September 10th @ 8pm ET to Wednesday, September 16th @ 7:59pm ET and attempt to run a lap in the PAX Arena Almost Pro Time Attack session. To access the Time Attack, click on “Go Racing” and then select Time Attack Competitions on the left side of the UI. Then, select the PAX Almost Pro Time Attack from the list.

The top 40 competitors from the US & Canada will qualify for the Main event on Saturday, September 19th. A league invite will be sent out to these competitors immediately following the conclusion of the qualifying round. Competitors MUST accept this league invitation to compete in the Main Event.

Main Event:

The Main Event will feature the 40 best US & Canadian iRacers from the Time Attack, pitting them against each other in a series of Heat Races. The Almost Pro $10k iRacing Open is scheduled for September 19th at 6pm ET. The event will be broadcast on the PAX Arena Twitch channel (, as well as their Facebook and YouTube pages.

Main Event Schedule

Practice (Length TBD)
Qualifying (2 laps, 8 minutes)
Heat 1 – 20 cars – Top 8 transfer to the Feature (15 minutes)
Heat 2 – 20 cars – Top 8 transfer to the Feature (15 Minutes)
LCQ – 24 cars – Top 8 transfer to the Feature (15 minutes)
Warmup (Length TBD)
Feature – 24 cars – 30 minutes

Prize Payout

1st – $3,000, Almost Pro Trophy

2nd – $2,000, Almost Pro Medal

3rd – $1,500, Almost Pro Medal

4th – $1,000, Almost Pro Medal

5th – $750, Almost Pro Medal

6th – $600, Almost Pro Medal

7th – $500, Almost Pro Medal

8th – $350, Almost Pro Medal

9th – $200, Almost Pro Medal

10th – $100, Almost Pro Medal


Intel will also be dishing out some gaming gear for a select number of finalists with the full 40-driver cohort will receive a $50 Steam gift card.