Iconic Motorsports: 2021 is an ambitious year for us

Iconic Motorsports are fired up to tackle the seventh edition of the Classic Indycar Series on iRacing which begins this weekend with the opening round at virtual Philip Island.

The relatively new outfit mean business in 2021 with a formidable line-up and title contenders. Strength in numbers may well be their biggest advantage with their driver line-up for CIS:

  • #10 Caleb Weekley
  • #23 Joshua Baird
  • #36 Todd Novasad
  • #47 Andrew-Adair Saunders
  • #65 Willi Schwabauer
  • #92 Logan Simmons
  • #96 Vesa Jylha-Ollila
  • $696 Pauli Partanan

The team was established in 2019 by Josh Baird in an effort to collaborate with other independents to create a group of people that can stand up to the well established teams. 2020 was their first established season with Logan Simmons winning with Iconic Motorsports in virtual Las Vegas.

Ahead of the season opener, amid daily free practice ahead of the opener on Sunday evening, Baird said: “2021 is an ambitious year for us as we try to improve from last year’s performance.

“Firstly, where we were successful on our oval races, we struggled on road races. We re-enforced those ranks by practising road course driving in many endurance events. We also recruited 2 new drivers (Willi and Pauli) that are road course experts.

“As a growing team, we are trying to be successful. We are still experiencing growing pains but looking to add our names to the top teams of Classic IndyCar Series history. We are expecting multiple Top 10s for points standings as well as Top 5 finishes this year,” added Baird.

The series will continue to enjoy top-level live streaming of all the Championship rounds by Racespot.TV and ESTV whose services are the benchmark of the virtual racing broadcasting sector.

2021 Classic Indycar Series Provisional Schedule:

  • March 21 – Phillip Island (68 laps = 300 km)
  • April 11 – Long Beach (100 minutes timed race)
  • April 25 – Kansas Speedway (200 laps = 300 miles)
  • May 9 – Motegi Oval (201 laps = 500 km)
  • June 6 – Watkins Glen (60 laps = 200 miles)
  • June 27 – Richmond (300 laps = 225 miles) oval triple crown #1
  • August 8 – [Legacy] Michigan (200 laps = 400 miles) oval triple crown #2
  • August 22 – Sonoma (80 laps = 180 miles)
  • September 5 – Chicagoland (200 laps = 300 miles)
  • September 19 – Mid-Ohio (89 laps = 200 miles)
  • October 3 – Indianapolis Road (80 laps = 200 miles)
  • October 31 – Indianapolis 500 (200 laps = 500 miles) oval triple crown #3
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