For those of you who like bigger tracks that are similar to a lot of other tracks, you’ll like iRacing’s latest addition — Kansas Speedway. Kansas Speedway was recently revamped (in 2012), making it one of the most modern racing facilities in the country.
Kansas Speedway was first opened in 2001 near Kansas City, Kansas. The original configuration was a 1.5 mile cookie cutter track with fifteen degree banking. The 2012 renovation resulted in a new cookie cutter track with progressive seventeen to twenty degree banking and the addition of a road coarse which also incorporated almost all of the oval.
I’m not a big fan of the NASCAR cookie cutter tracks. When I say cookie cutter tracks, I’m referring to tracks that are of the 1.5 to 2 mile tri-oval/quad-oval/D-oval configuration. NASCAR has added so many of these tracks in the last few years, and, in my opinion, they are boring tracks on which there is very little good racing. Current NASCAR cookie cutter tracks:
- Chicagoland Speedway
- Kansas Speedway
- Las Vegas
I haven’t watched any of the NASCAR racing on any of these tracks in many years, so maybe things have improved but somehow I doubt it.
So there you have it — if you’re an iRacer and you like these types of tracks you’ll be happy to know that iRacing has added Kansas Speedway. We short track guys are hoping for a new short track on the horizon.