The new pricing structure gave opportunity to the members decrease cost of an annual membership by 37%. Among the new features are private-hosted sessions and a program that awards credits for regular race participation, commence with the November 3rd start of iRacing’s 2009 – Season 4.
The service’s growth since membership was opened to the general public in August, 2008 resulted in a creation of a brand new version of iRacing’s public Web site (www.iracing.com).
iRacing.com offers a variety of subscriptions. These are month-by-month, two-year plan. It is worth mentioning that every new subscription type price is lower than its predecessor.
Finally, according to the iRacing.com, the new Race Participation Program, an earned credit of up to $40.00 per year ($10.00 per 12-week season) will be available to all iRacing members regardless of subscription type.
iRacing offers also hosted private sessions. It is as follows: For a single $3.00 hosting fee any iRacing member may organize a private race, using a variety of cars and tracks in the iRacing inventory, which is open to any other iRacing members, without additional charge and regardless of their license level.
As admitted at iRacing.com: “A lot of sim racers have organized their own leagues – groups of friends who like to race together,” Gardner said. “Our existing structure organizes races basically according to skill level, which is what our current members want. From the start we planned to eventually add private racing to the mix. We believe that the private league racers will join the service to take advantage of this new functionality, but will also try out our structured racing, like it, and add that to their schedules.”