Wyatt Gooden is probably the most well known driver emerged from iRacing to the real racing. Gooden was the first american driver getting a chance to show his talent in the Jetta TDI Cup after winning the series in its virtual counterpart.
With iRacing and Volkswagen, Gooden was sponsored to take part in the 2010 edition and was able to won Rookie of the year title having two victories.
After that, Wyatt had the opportunity to jump the open wheel F1600 series in Mid-Ohio winning both races. He was ranked as #1 Formula Ford driver in 2011.
In 2012 his second place in the F2000 championship with Quantum was achieved with 12 podiums (2 wins) and from there, Afterburn seems to be his racing team. Unfortunately there aren’t so much news about him since then.
Anyway, if you plan seriously to improve your skills you can contact with him through his website and get an awesome coaching about what you are doing wrong and how to be a smarter driver on the track.