Apart from major prizes awarded by Logitech to the winners of each round and overall series winner, CJWilson are also using this virtual race series to talent scout for a possible future virtual to real world racing driver with the possibility to join the real world CJWilson Racing team and pilot one of the team’s cars, far fetched? not at all as this has already been done quite successfully before. Previously when Nissan, Sony PlayStation and Gran Turismo teamed together to find a virtual racing driver that could transcend from virtual racer to real world racing driver and they achieved their goal with such drivers as Jann Mardenborough. In 2008, Yamauchi's studio, Polyphony Digital, teamed up with Sony and Nissan to create GT Academy, a competition within the Gran Turismo racing games that gives winners a chance to become real world racing drivers. The contest started with a series of time trial events in the game, with the winners flown to Silverstone in England to take part in a reality TV show and racing driver boot camp that determines which player will be put behind the wheel of a real racing car by Nissan and it was Mardenborough who was one of the lucky few who made the leap from gamer to real racing driver and began racing for the Nissan Nismo division in GT racing. Since then many more real world race teams and motorsport governing bodies have recognised that the virtual racer needs to be taken far more seriously and some famous former racing drivers being quoted in saying that the virtual racing world is the future pool to talent scout and pluck new drivers from to race in the real world of motorsport racing.
You can keep up to date with series standings and results at the TORA website (theonlineracingassociation.com) and regular series updates can also be found on the official CJWilson Racing website (cjwilsonracing.com).