VIRginia International Raceway Re-Scan Coming in iRacing 2023 Season 1 Patch

VIRginia International Raceway Re-Scan Coming in iRacing
Author Alessio Lorandi
Alessio Lorandi
December 22, 2022

iRacing fans have been anticipating the base version update of VIRginia International Raceway, and the wait is finally over.

Wednesday 21st December saw the release of 2023 Season 1 Patch 1 containing this much-awaited re-scan.

Sim racers worldwide will now be able to experience improved graphics and sharper details when racing on this popular NASCAR track, thanks to the work captured in this new virtual re-scan.

And that’s awesome considering how popoular the Virginia track is in NASCAR and in iRacing’s community.

After months of anticipation, VIR is finally releasing its newest build.

Just bear in mind that replays on the old track will no longer be accessible, just as it happened with Phoenix last year.

With this new version, you’ll experience a shiny factor that was teased during the lead up to its unveiling in late November.

What else comes with the update patch?

Let’s now have a look at the other features included in the new patch.

Other than the VIR scan, iRacing Season 1 users will also find updates to features such as Start Zones, Active Reset and the New Damage Model.

AI Racing will be a featured in the upcoming VIR edition, with upgraded graphics that include night racing.

This update basically fixes any previously existing issues with the build.

After this patch it is now the perfect time to visit Lucas Oil Speedway, one of the newly added dirt oval tracks for 2022.

With night lighting enabled, iRacers can experience true racing and take advantage of all that this venue has to offer – just like they would at any other prominent dirt oval facility!

For a comprehensive list of iRacing’s 2023 Season 1 Patch 1 updates you can find them below.


  • AI Racing is now available at ALL configs for Virginia


  • Fixed an issue where night shadow maps could appear too dark


  • Intensity of particle effects at night has slighly been reduced


  • Fixed an issue where the car could explode if an Active Reset was run where the car would warp directly through walls
  • Fixed an issue where damage to the left-front wheel was getting applied to all wheels when Active Reset was run.


  • Fixed an issue where wheels on some cars were never getting fixed properly


So there you have it, everything you need to know about iRacing’s 2023 Season 1 Patch 1 update featuring the much-anticipated VIR scan.

iRacers around the world can now experience improved graphics and a whole host of other features when they ride at VIRginia International Raceway.

So get ready to hit the track and experience some of the best racing action around!

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About the autor

Alessio Lorandi

Alessio has been involved at the highest levels in racing since the age of 5 (2003). He won a CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013 and then raced in F3, F2, and finally GT3s before now dedicating himself to SOLOX. He’s now on a mission to help thousands of sim racers around the world achieve their fullest potential through his ACC setups.






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