World Racing League (WRL) fills the gap between entry-level budget series and pro racing. It’s a "club level" series where motorsports enthusiast can race virtually any properly prepped car in real endurance races lasting 8 to 24 hours, and enjoy all of the challenges and strategy involved.
At its core, WRL is what road racing should be – safe, affordable and enjoyable, without losing the competitive spirit that makes road racing great. There are no campy names or fat, convoluted rule book to navigate. There are no penalty laps or club politics, and no one gets penalized in the middle of a race for being too fast.
It really is this simple: You bring a car that meets WRL safety rules, we class it with cars of equal performance potential, and your team spends a fun-filled weekend trying to out-drive, out-strategize and outlast the other teams in your class.
Focus on Safety
Unlike entry-level endurance racing, WRL requires that drivers have a certain level of experience in order to race, whether that’s a competition license from another club, a specific level of instructed and solo seat time in HPDE, or participation in our own Performance Driving School. Drivers who started out in budget racing are welcome as well with a minimum number of hours behind the wheel. We also monitor and track individual driver behavior via our Go2Grid app, allowing us to identify drivers who may need more instruction, or those who present a risk to others.
Without question, car-to-car contact increases risk of injury, and cost as well. One of our core beliefs is that road racing should be a “gentleman’s sport” where drivers show the utmost respect for other drivers, their equipment and the sport itself. We expect that experienced racers can and will race cleanly and we have a no-contact policy in place. Contact is treated case-by-case and depending on the severity of the situation, it may end someone's stint or even their weekend. Suspension and probation is an option and recklessness or intentional contact is a one-way ticket out of the series.
Cars must meet the typical safety specifications issued by most major sanctions including a properly designed and built roll cage and certified driver gear. The races are staffed by experienced race officials watching for signs of the things that contribute to a bad day – changing track conditions, fatigue, inexperience, recklessness, mechanical failure, etc.
Keeping Costs in Check
You don’t have to set budgets or make up arbitrary values to keep some financial sanity in racing. WRL’s formula relies on classes and preparation rules to keep a lid on the arms race. If your car is built within the guidelines in the Basic Performance Modifications section of the rules, which are fairly generous, then your car is easily classed by power-to-weight. Step beyond those guidelines and you can still race, but WRL will assess your car in depth to determine what class it should run with. Extra mods may result in the car being bumped to a faster class. Basically it’s all about the performance potential of the car and it’s easy to see how this system allows cars from multiple series and multiple classes to compete on a level playing field, and how it separates the checkbook racers from those who have to put braces on the kids.
Get in and Drive!
Getting started is simple. Our 16-page rule book can be read over your morning cup of coffee and covers everything you need to know to race WRL. Registering your team takes 5 minutes, and the fees are flat-rate, all-inclusive - and you can even save money by registering early! If you lack the required experience, we can provide that too, in a fun and affordable way.
We’ve made it easy to join the fun, what are you waiting for?