013: World Racing League – Vice President RJ Till

Listen in as RJ Till, vice president of the World Racing League, takes us behind the scenes of the thrilling world of endurance racing. Learn how the League organizes grueling races over weekends, featuring both practice and qualifying on Fridays, followed by a race on Saturday and Sunday. RJ also unveils its unique 14-hour endurance race at Daytona and shares its innovative approach to keeping things fresh in 2021 by experimenting with splitting events into two different classes. 

Hear the inspiring story of Glenn McGee, who won the MX 5 cup shootout scholarship and went on to race in WRL and GTO. Learn about the drastically changed racing landscape over the last 20 years and how the champ car series can be an entry point for those on a budget looking to get into endurance racing.

Discover the different ways to enter the exhilarating world of endurance racing, from renting a seat to forming a team with friends. Hear about the benefits of renting a seat, how it can give someone the opportunity to try different cars and series, and the importance of finding a reliable car. Finally, join us as we explore the world of sim racing with iRacing and SimPro, two of the most popular simulators used by amateur and professional drivers.

In this episode, you will hear about:

  • The World Racing League’s structure and how they manage their races, including their unique 14-hour endurance race at Daytona and plans for class-splitting events in 2021.
  • RJ’s personal journey from video games to real tracks and his experience in champ car racing.
  • The inspiring story of Glenn McGee, who transitioned from winning the MX 5 cup shootout scholarship to racing in WRL and GTO.
  • The various entry routes into endurance racing, from renting a seat to forming a team, and the benefits and considerations of each.
  • The diverse range of drivers in the World Racing League.
  • The importance of respect and conduct in the World Racing League, and the role professional drivers play in setting an example for other drivers.

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