eSports‘The Sim Racer’ Movie Releases On Amazon

‘The Sim Racer’ Movie Releases On Amazon

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer

The first movie to feature iRacing as part of its’ storyline, The Sim Racer, is now available on Amazon.

The sim racer movie that features iracing is now available amazon prime video.
Still from The Sim Racer. (Photo Courtesy of Brock Drury)

The feature film debuted in theaters last year. Born out of the COVID-19 shutdown, the movie utilizes the motorsports simulation as a part of a backdrop in a must-win scenario. Protagonist Luke Wallace owes money and is in danger of losing his home unless he wins a $20,000 sim race.

Being the first to utilize sim racing as an integral part of a movie, director, producer, and writer Brock Drury was unsure of the interest and reaction of moviegoers. Though smaller in scale than the box office blockbusters, being the first to feature iRacing in a movie did attract an audience.

“I hoped (the film would be a reality) but I didn’t know how people would react or how interested they would be,” Drury said. “When I dropped the trailer last year the response was crazy, and I saw that people were actually interested in seeing the movie.”

The sim racer movie that features iracing is now available amazon prime video.
Still from The Sim Racer. (Photo Courtesy of Brock Drury)

After debuting in theaters in 2022, The Sim Racer has nine out of 10 stars on IMDB, though it only has six ratings so far. Fast forward to 2023 and the film is now available for rent and for purchase through Amazon Prime Video. The run time for the movie is one hour and seven minutes. Amazon lists the movie genre as a comedy, drama, and sports.

While the success for the movie was modest, it shows that an esports and sim racing spin on a traditional movie plot is viable. Though it was virtual racing, The Sim Racer joins Cars, Days of Thunder, Ford vs. Ferrari, and many other movies that shine a light on the world of motorsports in some way.

“It’s been more successful than I hoped so far,” Drury said. “We had the movie premiere in Atlanta, and I was nervous because I was in a theater full of people I didn’t know and I didn’t know how they were going to respond, but they loved it. It definitely seems surreal.”

The Sim Racer also includes some familiar names to the eNASCAR and iRacing communities in the credits. Jeff Maconi of Maconi Setup Shop and Maconi Entertainment, as well as Evan Posocco, the voice of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, both have credited parts in the movie.

Seth Eggert
Seth Eggert
Growing up in Northern New Jersey, Seth grew up in a family of NASCAR fans. He was always determined to have a career in the industry. While in college, Seth bought a subscription to iRacing. As an avid iRacer, Seth took an opportunity to start a journalism career at iRacingNews covering the IndyCar Open Oval Series. He spent four years at iRacingNews before moving towards coverage of motorsports in the real world. In 2016, Seth joined Tribute Racing, which then became Motorsports Tribune as a Staff Writer. That same year, he graduated from Mitchell Community College with an Associate’s Degree in History. He joined the Kickin’ the Tires team as a Staff Writer and eSports Editor in late 2019. When he is not writing or covering NASCAR or iRacing, Seth works at Mitchell Community College as an Administrator in their Mooresville campus tutoring center. He is also qualified to tutor up to 38 different classes ranging from Communications to History to Math to various electives.


  1. Dang it! Why did no one tell me this was in theaters? If it played in Arizona I’d have been sure to go see it. Then force my kids to go see it, before going again with my racing buddies.

    Oh well off to buy it on Amazon…


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