Episode 0424

2/29/2024 – iRaining ASMR – Episode 0424

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Show Introduction

On today’s show we will look at the upcoming Season 2 builds free content, newly added base content, see what special series from Season 1 will return for Season 2, round two of the ENASCAR Coke Series and can something under $25 really make rig and racing experience better?

And remember you can follow along with us on your PC or mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..


Topics



Base Content To Increase

iRacing announced that they will be adding Circuit de Lédenon, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben, Snetterton Circuit, and Winton Motor Raceway to the base content with the release of Season 2.

https://www.iracing.com/four-international-road-courses-join-iracing-base-package-for-2024-season-2/




New In-Car UI Wishlist

A forum post from Jesse Truong gives suggestions of things to add to the in-car UI.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56269/feature-wishlist-for-wip-in-sim-ui



SRX  Is Near

iRacing has released a couple videos of the upcoming SRX Series being released with Season 2.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1762194256511353157


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdv3x8SyWms

Hope You Have An Umbrella

A post on X from iRacing shows off the rain in the upcoming release of Tempest.

Nice still shots!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1763231702271373579

More Free Content

iRacing has released a video showing off the new Dirt Micro Sprint Car both wing and non-wing versions that will be part of base content with Season 2.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C38a1-aP3H9/?igsh=MWVmOW9ubWxqZHFiOQ%3D%3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-f3KM11vmw

Is Sim To Real Racing  A Possibility?

Motorsports.com asks is sim racing a real path to real racing?

https://twitter.com/Motorsport/status/1761035688261120202

Lap 1 Of A 12 Hour Race…Really?

Matt Malone shares his first lap of the 12 Hours of Bathurst…oh and it was a 5000 SOF split!

https://twitter.com/MattMaloneTV/status/1761610781181817214


iRacing Highlights For The Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BGYHUGrWCE


Post Race DQ?

Malik Ray posted on X about his post race disqualification for driving on the apron before the start of the race.

https://twitter.com/MalikRayTTV/status/1762513581889802669


Leahy Gets Luck In Vegas

Keegan Leahy was in the right spot at the right time to grab a victory in Las Vegas.

https://www.iracing.com/keegan-leahy-returns-to-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-victory-lane-at-las-vegas/

https://twitter.com/ENASCARGG/status/1762664100289560604



Ring Meister Returns For Season 2

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56697/ring-meister-returns-for-season-2



Draft Master Expands For Season 2

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56698/draft-master-expands-for-season-2



Weekly Challenge Returns For Season 2

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56699/weekly-challenge-returns-for-season-2#latest



New Partnership Brings A New Series

WSC and iRacing have partnered to bring TCR series branding to iRacing.

https://twitter.com/TCR_Series/status/1762516669602181152

https://www.tcr-worldranking.com/news/item/wsc-and-iracing-announce-partnership-to-bring-tcr-to-iracing

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-and-wsc-announce-partnership-to-bring-tcr-to-iracing/




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Atlanta results.

Current standing after Atlanta.



Hardware/Software


New H-Pattern Shifter

An Instagram post from Aiologs shows off their new h-pattern shifter.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3zwnU1tQjO/?igsh=cHI0YWVtcnVqemR3


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Wheel Button Box

Conspit shows off their new button box wheel adapter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3kK__qPUoq/?igsh=ZGM1YXN0cnFkbHhv


Take A Rest

Asetek has a universal foot rest available.

https://www.asetek.com/simsports/webshop/us/product/universal-footrest/



McLaren Wheel

Ascher-Racing has released a McLaren GT wheel using identical components from the real world wheel.

https://ascher-racing.com/int/ascher-racing-mclaren-artura-sport/



A Build For A Pro

Advance Sim Racing shares their build for IMSA GTD Pro driver Parker Thompson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8aU9u0CbS4



Nvidia New Control Panel

Nvidia has announced the plan to retire the very old control panel and replace with a new app.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiwuYbURWVI

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56484/new-nvidia-user-interface-experience-driver



Is Perfect Alignment A Possibility?

SHawn Cole with the Sim Pit reviews the Trak Racer adjustable monitor mounts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko14ZVxw1Aw



Is Cammus Legit?

DJ Yee-J replaces his Logitec Wheel for the new Cammus Direct Drive Wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfYHeBw2SOA


Simworx New Pedals Have Been Released

Simworx Simulators has announced that their 3.2 version of their pedals are now available.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3yg87yPmua/?igsh=bzRmaDN5YXk3YXpz


Under $25!

Daniel Morad shares seven items under $25 that will make your sim racing experience better.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61kbh1wK61s



Rig Management

Sim Race Components has a solution to a common problem with sim rigs…Where do I put my power strips and cables?

https://simracecomponents.com/en/prodotto/case-stand-cable-kit/



Closer Inspection

Sim Racing Corner has released a video of the Simsonn pedals, from every angle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kccpdfJOlZk




Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Thursday fixed -Atlanta

Mike- P got a pretty good race going, but there was a blinker that was really bad and everyone told him to go to the back but he said I can’t turn off my stream. There’s nothing I can do. He eventually wrecked the field and I got caught up 3 1/2 minutes damage with 35 to go.

Friday Open – Atlanta

Mike -dnf again. Was minding my own business running fifth right after halfway second third tangle Richard I go to miss it I barely clip them seven minutes damage.  

Justin – P6, tried a little different strat. I didn’t qualify. I started in the back. It took it really easy until the last 10 laps to go worked my way to 6th.

David – P WRECKED,  Run top 5 whole fucking race, we are saving fuel running the out side lane and the guy in front of me gets stuck on the wall and slows up so much it wrecks me.  Then all goes to shit and I get 20x in 10 minutes including what was nothing but a push.

Chris Waldron– P19. Took the white flag up high on 5th spot. Leaders wrecked and I almost missed it, but got clipped in my bumper. 

Sunday Open- Atlanta

Mike- p2- we ended up with green flag stops and at one point my screen froze and I fell from six to 202nd and a millisecond the weirdest thing ever and anyway with all the late cautions I just stayed up front and on the final restart was able to get from 6 to 2nd almost won it. 

Chris- p15. Got caught up in a wreck on the last lap while running 7th. 131st in points. 

David – p5 – things finally fell my way

Justin -p35, my group come upon a lap car he could hold a line and wreck most of us.

Tony – p5 been sick last few days and needed to get a start in. Started mid pack and got caught in getting tagged in a few peoples spins. Finished in double gwc without a front end 

Chris – p 15. Ran in the front all race. Leaders had a check up late. Lost the front pack of 6. Got wrecked last lap to finish 15th. 

Greg -wrecked out first lap

Sunday Fixed-Atlanta

Mike- p19- total shit show I kept getting involved and everybody’s cautions. I got dequeued out as I crossed the checkered flag P19

Justin –.p14, worked my way to the front lined up p1 on a gwc again made it to turn 3 on the white and a guy tries to pass me under the red line wrecks me.

John – P23. Too many guys who have no patience. I got caught up in other people’s messes. Nothing wrong with fixed races, but it seems to always be a poop show.

Wednesday Open – Las Vegas 

Mike- P 16 had a pretty good race going until about a little after halfway and got totally collected in a giant wreck. Six minutes damage was able to hold onto the lead lap and finish last car on the lead lap P 16.

David – p 21, didn’t have good speed, but found something on the last run that I was doing wrong.  Nice to go caution free though and I got some much needed SR after the last 2 weeks.

Justin – p15 the hardest p15 i ever raced for i didnt make many mistakes could have gain some on better strat.

John – p6.. Ran conservative the first half of the race to save tires. We had three early cautions and then a 50 lap green flag run. Leaders pitted a little early in that stint. Pitted with 47 laps on the tires and was still running decent laps. Staying out helped a lot; by the time everything sorted out I was up to P12 from P19. We had three cautions in the last ten laps; I went from 10th, then 12th, then 11th on the GWC. Got by 4 cars while driving the inside line. 

TylerP11. Caution during green flag stops with 20 to go ruined the gamble on pit road. Fast speed on the long runs taking care of the right front. Ran to 14th then a caution setting up the GWC to finish 11th. Happy with the finish and the 0x, ill t

Brad –.p27 Started p19 but never could get moving forward as it was yellow after yellow. Tried to gain track position after a quick yellow by staying out about 45 laps into the race. That worked and had driven up to just outside the top 10. Then was caught up in an accident. Meatball and wheel damage put me laps down and back to 34. Fixed damage and soldiered on and was able to gain 7 spots from the continued cautions. The lack of race craft was astounding as we could hardly get 10 laps in without a caution. Race finished with 10 yellows in a 134 lap race. Will try again on Friday night.

Thursday Open-Las Vegas

Tony – P10 Was a p1-3 car til i kept hitting the wall on exit and fell 3/4 way through the race but made it back to top 10 with no nose and a janty wheel



Official Series

Ellis– 

FIAF 4 @bat hurst. Qualified seventh out of 20. By the end of lap 1 I was in an incident fell to P 12 then worked my way up in several battles to finish P3! Great podium bathurst 10 laps

Kerley

Draftmaster P22. On lap 3 a goofball took it 3 wide in turn  3 and took us both out. It was a typical draftmaster move by the miscreant. He had no reason to think it would work and he had to know better; but that  never matters in these races. Oh well, still addicted to the rush. 

Dirt street stocks at Limaland. P5. I do like the dirt. Should do it more often. I started near the back and picked up spots just watching people wreck. I’m gonna do more of these.

A Open-Las Vegas

Chris W – P5. Was leading bottom row with 1 to go  but top was just a bit faster.  Ellis- wrecked out, took a guy three wide on the outside. He couldn’t hold the Lane in the middle. He came up and destroyed us.

John K – P 9, Unusually clean race for Atlanta. Only 4 cautions. I think I had a fast car but passing is so tough here. Caught on the outside for quite awhile and that lane just could not move up. Not a bad finish, but felt it could have been better.

Brad W – P5 Car had so much speed on the long run. Drove up to p3 on a 45 lap run. Green flag stops and drove back to p5. Had I had another 15 laps, I think I could have driven to the lead.

Tyler- P13. Solid speed all race hanging mid pack with a green flag stop with about 40 to go. A bit slow on pit road entry cost spots but wound up cycling through to a P13 with a 0x. Best part was watching teammate Brad kick butt on the long runs .Fun race.




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Final Thoughts



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Episode 0423

2/22/2024 – Wrecked, Wrecked, Wrecked, Wrecked – Episode 0423

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Show Introduction

On today’s show we will recap iRacing’s Daytona 500 and discuss some of the issues that have been raised. Find out if you have these bad habits in iRacing, see if you have the cars to experience the rain when it comes and …… is iRacing missing a huge opportunity with the winner of the Daytona 500?

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Topics



Millbridge Update

iRacing posted new pictures of Millbridge Speedway that will be released in the Season 2 build.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3p2-eHgyr7/?igsh=MWY1eHdibWcxcmRueA%3D%3D


Incidental?

What was the deal with all of the incidents this past week at Daytona?

https://twitter.com/sidedrafting_/status/1758336617012412471

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56078/daytona-incidents-are-out-of-control



It Broke My iRacing!

A wreck in a recent Moonhead race was hard enough to break iRacing!

https://twitter.com/itsmoonhead/status/1758336011472371843


What Could They Be?

OverTakeGG asks the question of which UK tracks could iRacing being scanning during their upcoming trip to the UK.

https://twitter.com/OverTake_gg/status/1760647071315419556
https://www.overtake.gg/top-lists-galleries/top-lists/5-english-tracks-that-could-be-added-to-iracing/


Big Numbers

Were you one of the 13,000? If so how many miles did you complete?

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1760010828357488718


William Byron Shares How He started Racing

William Byron discusses how he started racing online instead of the traditional path of many young racers.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3lac8wOCyO/?igsh=MXZnbm01a3ZtbHphZA%3D%3D
https://twitter.com/WilliamByron/status/1760350432768020519
https://twitter.com/mikedeanellis/status/1760537816877224266


When The Rain Comes

An Instagram post from iRacing shares which cars will be available for rain racing in the upcoming build and release of Tempest.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3nxiKWvq-P/?igsh=MXMzOW56dmJqY2kzZQ%3D%3D


Stay On The Apron

The big one caused by a driver not staying on the apron at Daytona.

https://twitter.com/eracingassocia1/status/1760519599517262106
https://twitter.com/eracingassocia1/status/1760538445691109449


Speed Boost

Bump to lightspeed!

https://twitter.com/dmos105588/status/1759061336732942498



A Familiar Name On The Podium

Job takes the Sprint Race victory while Webster grabs the feature race win.

https://www.iracing.com/job-takes-four-in-a-row-webster-scores-first-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-feature-win-at-le-mans/




It’s Race Season

A Facebook post from Tyler Hudson shows off his fresh livery for his dirt late model.

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=679290537745831&id=100069946729783&mibextid=QwDbR1



New Setup Shop

An Instagram post from Race Clutch announces their new multi-platform setup shop.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3iPTsAr0O9/?igsh=eDJydzU1Y2tqa2Jy

https://www.raceclutchcenter.com/



What Will Shock You In The Next Build?

Juen-Jen Wang asked this question on the forums based off the comment from Greg Hill in his mid-season update.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56168/the-shocker-teaser-from-the-february-dev-update



I Can’t See You

Billy Roberts posted on the iRacing forums about a bug found at Kern County Speedway. Apparently your crew are missing…..their heads!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/56370/headless-pitcrewmen#latest



Bad Habbits?

DJ Yee-J shares 10 mistakes you don’t need to make.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faXyD-Wdm0M

Avoid side by side racing

Not qualify

Only practicing qualifying

Refuse to test the car limits

Not using guides or references

Not using brakes

Sub optimal settings



BMW M Power Tour

BMW announces 12 weeks of racing with various BMW M race cars on iRacing.

https://twitter.com/BMWMotorsport/status/1760316197206188489

https://www.iracing.com/bmw-m-power-tour-comes-to-iracing-in-march/



Prodigy

https://racingprodigy.com/



Initial Bathurst BOP Announced

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55683/initial-bop-announced-2024-bathurst-12-hours-presented-by-coach-dave-delta/p1




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Hardware/Software


Build Video

Tony Kanaan walks us through a Sim Lab’s chassis build.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSQPyvlpRf8

https://www.microcenter.com/product/670779/tk-racing-p1-pro-tony-kanaan-edition



Goodyear Is More Than Tires

Goodyear releases new shoe options. What are you racing in?

https://goodyearfootwearusa.com/collections/footwear-variants



More Wheel Options

SimRep shows off their new Cosworth CCW MK2 Pro Sim Wheel.

https://www.simrep-engineering.com/pages/mk2



Will Joe Rogan Be In Your Split?

Keep an eye out for podcaster Joe Rogan as he takes delivery of a new $70,000 Racing Simulator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UfD4PhHtlg


Trak Racer TRX Setup and Review

Sarah Nocchi reviews the Trak Racer TRX and shares her all in price for the complete system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsDB-Wsl2nk



SHH Shifter Unboxing

SRC has posted an unboxing video of the 7th Gen shifter from SHH.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeEppVWo_J8




VNM Sequential Shifter Review

The Sim Racing Den plans a review the VNM V2 Sequential Shifter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3Y_o7qNnbj/?igsh=amdxNDg0YjMydHl2


What Color Do You Prefer?

Heusinkveld has released their black version of the flagship Ultimates.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3X09oqqfvG/?igsh=YmVhdW95a2pzZGYz


No Longer A Dilemma

Sim Racing Den reviews the new GTR button box with Stream Deck integration.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3eacF7MsFU/?igsh=OHZxcjhtbTVqYXph


So Many Features!

Boosted Media reviews the EsportSim F1 Wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p3J15uRJzQ
https://www.esportsim.com/


Well…. Is It?

OC Racing asks the question is the Logitech Shifter still worth it in 2024?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLAGfyVVQlE

https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/driving/driving-force-shifter.941-000119.html



Volkswagen Rally Wheel

Aluminum and Aerospace have a Volkswagon Rally wheel available.

https://almiun.es/shop/wheels/r5-rally/


Ultrawide Dash?

Sim Dash shows off their 8.8 inch wide DDU.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3kxv1LtJDT/?igsh=cjIzZm44aDh6cnR5


Dallara Simulator

Alberto Naska gets 15 laps in the Dallara Simulator. How did he do?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8g9y4t4Mus




Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – 

  • Mike -.  P6 early on. There was a big wreck where the leader on the front row. Bottom kept hitting the apron and he basically lost it took out the field. I barely missed that one. Later had a situation where my screen froze for about four seconds. Lost a bunch of track position. Ended up losing a lap eventually gained that lap back on track before a caution. while under caution, one guy was really slow to come around to pit Road, so we were all stopped at the entrance of Pitt Road, and some guy came up and ran into the back of me and gave me the drive-through penalty. Was able to catch a caution after that penalty was served and kept on the lead lap and then I started getting involved in incidents and got to 24X on the second green wide checker they wreck and I’m able to drive through and finish P6. 
  •  Justin –  p32 the race had 3 cautions by lap 10. I was in the last caution meatball
  • David – p 11 dumped late in the race
  • Chris Waldron-p 13. Got spun with 60 to go. Cautions flags did not come out to get repaired. 
  • Tyler – P black flag. Running 4 on the last lap and got a massive run on the front 3. A block sent me high and got loose bumping the wall giving me my 18x. Crossed the line in 4th place but finished P16. Really bummed out about a 3.5 hour race and getting the black flag on the last turn. Shoulve just rode it out in 4th. All other inciden points were getting turned or cut down. One 4x was on me for bump draft that was not a 4x. Incident points at Daytona were sus. 
  • Tony -P11 with a new paint job The Dark Birb Rises car started in the 7th spot. About 7 laps later while just cruising with my draft buffer, dude behind me decided I wanted to bump the hell out of me causing me to exit stage left on the back straight and lose the draft. For the rest of the race I was trying to play catch up. In a race typically full of chaos and mayhem there was none for the ¾ of the race. Only 1 caution in 150 laps. Within that time frame I ran out of gas short of my pit on my first GF stop. 2nd GF i was just before the line before the first caution came out. I was stuck behind dumbass drivers who couldn’t hold a line nor knew how to push or be pushed. At 1 time I was 2 laps down but last quarter we had our shenanigans made those back up to finish on the lead lap. Thank you Brian McChicken for making a awesome paint for the Chubby Birb. but think he forgot to grease the car down for aero
  • John -p25. This race was the poster child for why we need stages in these long races. Only 9 cars finished on the lead lap. First pit stop was under green. I was in 9th at the time. Somebody wrecked me in the pits and I had to go back on the track and try again. This put me a lap down and I never recovered. First caution on lap 45 I somehow got a passing under yellow. No idea how it happened. Now I’m two laps down. No cautions for another 130 laps. Hence, we need stages. Field was so spread out there were no chances to catch anybody. The most boring race I’ve ever been in. 
  • Joe- p? Wrecked 
  • Tom- p

Saturday Fixed- 

  • John – P5. Started P12. My strategy was to stay in back pack to avoided the wrecks. It worked. Had 9 cautions. I was in 15th on the last lap when the front runners decided to have the big one. I passed the junkyard of wreck racers and made it up to 5th. Don’t like laying back, but I knew that was the only to get a decent finish considering what had been happening all week at Daytona. 

Sunday Open- 

  • Mike- P 14- add an up-and-down race I lead laps for a while it was green forever. At one point I slid through the pit road and lost the pack, but eventually caught a caution that saved me but after that just keep getting caught up in issues and wrecks, and wasn’t a great finish
  • Chris- PP20. Went a lap down under green and missed like lucky dog 4 times
  • David – P 19 ran in the front all race, but caught in enough indents that the final wreck at the checkered penalized me.
  • Justin – P32 again, green flag run lap 125 we go in for fuel the guy behind me runs me over on entry going into the pits i manage to keep it straight, hit my box and on exit the same guy is behind me, straight up runs me over on the exit of pit road and i hook right and junk my car!
  • Adam- wrecked 
  • Tony – Pwrecked ya know when you tell someone stop slamming your ass and they wreck you? ya that was me 
  • Brain c- wrecked by a lap car
  • Greg -P wrecked late in the race

Sunday Fixed- 

  • Mike- P2- was running third on the White had a run on the top two I went high on them and at the line I lost it by about a foot. Pretty uneventful race otherwise. 
  • Justin –p4, Stayed conservative i was desperate for a good finish. I led 11 laps it was a solid finish. I will take a finish like this anytime.

Wednesday Open: 

  • Mike- P got caught up in the first caution. I was right behind the two people who sped out 2 1/2 minutes optional dam. The next job should I get ran over from behind another Forex. then I get destroyed when somebody else basically breaks me and I get ran over from behind and the car gets heavily damaged. No caution. Total shit show from that point forward I end up with the drive-through penalty and eventually D queued out with about three to go.
  • Chris- P
  • David – p12, this aint racing, this is shit, and passing under the line on the front at this type of track is TRASH
  • Kyle- P 
  • Justin – P30 ran the race in the top 10 half the race. Just caught up in somebody else’s wreck, nothing I can do. I have dropped 400 IR in 2 weeks because of these speedway tracks. I guess I gotta get better and stay up front.
  • Brad – P19. Started p5. Ran up front until lap 100 when the yellows started. Got caught up in the big one. Lost a lap and never got the car fixed. Very frustrating result.
  • Mackenzie – P

Thursday Open: 

  • Mike- P riding along in tenth, approaching green Flagstop. The front groups about the pull in some loser doesn’t realize it and shoots from the bottom to the top and destroys everybody in the outside lane, including me 29 required for 11 optional.


Official Series

Ellis– 

  • FIAF4 at Okayama. The Sim would not load and crashed at 90%.  I finally hit launch again and it ended up crashing the entire computer, after the reboot, my computer went through windows updates, and had to reboot again. and even more windows updates. Gridded P7 as I missed qualifying and got to 12th by lap one seventh by lap three and went on to finish the race in P5 baby.

Wrenn-

  • Ran various B and C races never really got a great finish. Glad to see Daytona in the rear view.

Road to Pro

  • Chris Waldron – P15. Early big one on lap 17. Green flag the rest of the way. Lost lead pack on pit stops. Ended clean. 435th in points. 

B Open

   John –P5. Qualified P5. Stayed up front the whole race. Had two cautions so I was able to fuel up under yellow. Lot of close racing. Good draft. Everyone in front kept is clean, until we got to the start finish line and some knucklehead to create a hole that didn’t exist and wrecked a few cars, including me. Luckily, we were close enough to the end that I did not lose a spot.  

C Open

John P19 at Daytona. Was running 9th and moving forward. It was short lived though. On lap 11 I was on the inside line. The eventual winner was right next to me on the outside in turn 3. He decided he would rather have my lane, so he turned sharp left into me and into the wall. He claims his spotter said he was clear. If that is true then he was using the Stevie Wonder spotter pack. Never, fails, the guys who wreck me always win or at least finish in the top 5. Guess I need to do what they do. 

John P8. Got to race with team mate Bobby Jonas. We were strong. Running 3rd and 4th. The leaders decided to pit. Bobby and me decided to stay out one more lap. Unfortunately, a guy coming on our outside decided to pit from the outside land and took us both out. We recovered well and made our way back up to the lead pack. Brian M – Didn’t qualify, started towards the back.  Got near the front and was wall-slammed on the outside by a car that got turned on the bottom.  Worked on damage under cautions but was off pace.  Got damage fixed by last caution which was a GWC.  Restarted in 17th and got thu all the trouble and wound up in an embarrassing 3rd place.




League / Hosted Races

OBRL ARCA Brian – Las Vegas 35 cars.  P 16 Qualified 17 Stayed in mid pack, but moved up just outside the top 10.  Cars wrecked in front of me late in the race,  Was ok to finish, but dropped to 16



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On today’s show we will recap iRacing’s Daytona 500 and discuss some of the issues that have been raised. Find out if you have these bad habits in iRacing, see if you have the cars to experience the rain when it comes and …… is iRacing missing a huge opportunity with the winner of the Daytona 500?

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2/15/2024 – Smoke On The Carpet – Episode 0422

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The iRacing Interview

iRacing’s President, Tony Gardner sits down with Mike Straw to cover a long lists of questions and topics.

https://twitter.com/MikeStrawMedia/status/1755962824860258463

-Doubled staffed during Covid, increasing to 130 employees.
-Continuing to progress with the graphics improvements. Have come along ways but we have a long ways to go.
-Talk about the damage model project. Really stick to being realistic.


-Rain and weather confirmed in March build. He said it out loud. He said they could’ve released it in December He said they may have over engineered it. Nobody’s ever done rain in a racing game like this. He said for the next year‘s, Daytona, 24 your team will definitely be worrying about if it’s going to rain and stuff like that.


-Talked a bit about the popularity of the Coke series and how it’s grown over recent years the price pool. How is that successful? Basically the 40 drivers are the best in the world. We have the best NASCAR simulator.

-Discussion about AI and how they’ve really developed it well but there’s nothing else around it. They don’t have a career mode because the focus is always been on multiplayer. So that’s the next step of the evolution building a career mode. This is already in full development they have a dedicated team on it. He’d like to have it out next year. #Soon.

-Discussion about acquiring the NASCAR license for console, a complicated three way deal they had been working out for a long time that was the ultimate goal to get it. They bought Monster Games as the first step to acquiring it. He gave kudos to motorsports games, saying they wanted what was best for the community by making sure that we got the assets. They increased Monster Games from 20 people to 35 people for the effort. There’s engineers on loan to them and they’re obviously using the cars and tracks that iRacing already has. They’re going to bring all the current NASCAR tracks and iRacing up to spec and updated Then they import them into the console.
-He asked about Trading Paints type integration into the console. He said it doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen.


-There are open to talks of doing an IndyCar game at some point but basically said he doesn’t want to bite off more than they can chew insinuating that they can’t take on the IndyCar game while doing the NASCAR game they didn’t want to do the same thing that motorsports game did and get overloaded

-More to come on the world of outlaws franchise, hinting that they’re not a one and done there.

-Discussion about the upcoming game called Exo-Cross a futuristic, off-road fantasy driving game



Mid-Season Update

Greg Hill’s update is a whopper. Let’s try and break it down.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-to-split-road-license-type-into-sports-car-and-formula-licenses-for-2024-season-2/

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000172516-road-license-type-split

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-development-update-february-2024/


Rain Tidbits


Greg Hill Posts:
Will the weather be the same for all splits or does the dynamic do the work inside each split resulting in different conditions for every race?


The weather will be the same for all splits for a given race time.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/479258/#Comment_479258

Greg Hill Posts:

How will rovals work with rain, is the track water only limited to racing surfaces, or could we load up Iowa Road and attempt to race in the rain on the oval skipping the roadcourse and cones with a rain tire car?

Rovals are in the Road racing category and will support rain.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/479290/#Comment_479290


A Champion Is Crowned

Aiden Forster celebrates his iRacing World of Outlaws Championship in Volusia.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1756139707744895120

Retirement Announcement

Tommy Ostgaard has announced his retirement from professional sim racing.

https://twitter.com/TommyOstgaard/status/1755972734113206546

Coke Series Week 1 Daytona

Wyatt Tinsley stays undefeated in 2024, wins eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series Daytona opener

https://twitter.com/PioneersGG/status/1757593274804514889

https://www.iracing.com/wyatt-tinsley-stays-undefeated-in-2024-wins-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-daytona-opener/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOKM7q3vOvg


Sim Racing Business Stats – Presented by Simucube

Simucube breaks down in great detail the sim racing market, trends and history

Simucube https://26595485.fs1.hubspotusercontent-eu1.net/hubfs/26595485/sim-racing-starter-kit-links.pdf?utm_medium=email&_hsmi=81573563&utm_content=81573563&utm_source=hs_automation



Indy Car Schedule Released

A post from iRacing shares the 2024 Indy Car iRacing Series schedule.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1758212659340570771


Neat Idea – How about a RainMaster Series?


Adrian Clark
 Posts: 

Perhaps that should be the next “Master” single-track series. 12 weeks at Spa, 12 different cars, all in wet weather. Call it “Rain Master”.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/477627/#Comment_477627



First Coke Series Winner

iRacing and eNascar look back at Dale Jr, the winner of the first iRacing Coke Series Race

https://twitter.com/ENASCARGG/status/1757567798283256225


No PETS!

A forum post from Matthew Wise shows a sign at a Okayama tunnel entrance that reminds you that no pets are allowed. The post continues to show pictures that really show the detail that iRacing’s art department take when recreating tracks.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55910/no-pets



A Clean Sweep at Hockenheim

Sebastian Job claims victory twice during the second round of the TAG Heuer Esports Supercup at Hockenheim.

https://www.iracing.com/sebastian-job-doubles-up-claims-perfect-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-round-at-hockenheim/



“You’ve Got Nose Damage!”

The draft was too strong with this one….

https://twitter.com/JoeyMasiewicz/status/1756770944205324321


Crank It Up!

The sweet sound of flat sixes screaming around Daytona International Speedway.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1756053957812588616


Patch Notes

A small patch was released to correct car collision calculations.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55995/2024-season-1-patch-4-hotfix-1-release-notes-2024-02-13-04



Time Has Not Run Out Yet

Just a reminder that there is still time to get your fastest lap in at Charlotte.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55422/thrustmaster-time-attack



Another Opportunity for Sim to Reality

Racing Prodigy is giving racers an opportunity to trade their sim rigs in for a chance to compete as a pro driver.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1755980672009703667
https://racingprodigy.com/


It’s a Grand Tour

iRacing has announced the 2024 Grand Prix Tour with both Fixed and Open Series.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1756071061982974027

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55836/2024-iracing-grand-prix-tour-fixed-and-open-schedule#latest



Mount Panorama Awaits

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55683/2024-bathurst-12-hours-presented-by-coach-dave-delta



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Hardware/Software


Hydraulic Throttle?

Shawn Cole with the Sim Pit reviews Simagic’s Hydraulic Throttle System.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11BKmGHo1s0


Formula Pedal Pads

3drap has released a universal Formula Pedal Pad replacements for various pedal sets.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3DujxMrDZ-/?igsh=MjNkbHRkZmRzMzNi
https://www.3drap.it/product/formula-pads-for-pedals-logitech-thrustmaster-fanatec-moza-ngasa/


Looking For A Wheel?

Rexing Steering Wheels posted on Instagram that their Mayaris 2 wheel is now available.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3H-JO6NeyW/?igsh=b2I4Y2lqemNmb2U%3D
https://rexing.eu/rexing-formula-wheel-mayaris-2/


Button Box Preview

Simworx Simulators posted to Instagram about their new button box that will be available soon.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3GrKpvv_zj/?igsh=azNwYTFpam56a2J6


GT Wheel Released

Delta Sim Techwill start shipping their new Delta Evo:NS wheel within the next few weeks.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3KQkZ8tY-a/?igsh=eXJjNXdndHBkM3l2

https://www.deltasimtech.com/products/evo-ns



More Fanatec Drama

A post from Will Ford explains some of the difficulty that the hardware review community is dealing with as a result of the continued Fanatec drama.



Haptic Pedals

Dave Cam reviews the Mistral Haptic Pedals from P1Sim.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2mP18s9GQ

https://p1sim.fr/collections/sim-racing-product/products/mistral



A Listener Provides A Hardware Update From Last Week’s Show

melv — on discord
Hi all. @1.) Mike Ellis I heard you mention about the Ghost Sim pedals – these are Simjack Pro that have been re-branded and updated with mods – Bearing mods and better elastomers i believe. The base Simjack pedals are awesome, and with a few small tweaks are even better. I have done some videos on the stock SJ pedals and also a few mods that are available on my YT channel. Also we have a FB and discord with lots of owners who can give feedback and advice.



It’s Getting Windy In Here

Grizzly Sim Engineering shows off their High-End Wind System via Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3NiIhjO4Dm/?igsh=MWRra25hbnlrNGc3ZQ%3D%3D

https://www.grizzly-simgineering.com/en/product-page/windsimulator-kit-1



Burn Them Down!

How would your victory burnouts look with this add-on?

https://www.tiktok.com/@jrracingtv/video/7189244726900477189


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • John – P23. This was awful. Started P5. Ran great and caution free the first 37 laps. After that, we had 12 cautions. I avoided the first 2 of those but then got hammered from there on. Bad luck started for me when a lap car decided to change lanes when I was right beside him and pushed me into the wall. Got rear ended three times checking up for wrecks. Then, the guy ahead of me kept blocking me and ended my night. 25 damage points and I got DQ’d. I did not cause any of this. Had fun running with team mate Tony Rochette; we got to hook up a few times and talked in team chat. That was a big help. Learned a lesson: might as well hang back the first 150 laps because there is no other way to avoid the madness. There will be plenty of chances to catch up. Not the strategy most people use, but I see no other way in my splits. That is what I will do tomorrow.
  • Brad – p11-Started p5 and ran in the front for most of the race. Ended up on a short pit strategy that had the race played all the way out would have hurt the finish. Ran green the first ⅔ of the race and then the wrecking started. Was p3 on final restart but got shuffled out and with no help ended up p11.
  • Rochette P13 NiS is back bitches. Starting on the front row with the 2023 chubby birb on a darkhorse Mustang got to the lead on the back and led the first 12 laps than fell back because leading is for losers. Did get caught in avoiding few peoples spins but the crew did a awesome job patching it up with no damage. Til with 12 or 10 to go was on the outside and had a lapper hit me harder than a toddler at Kmart and sent me into the wall and just about Killed the car but i still maintained lead lap so there’s that.. here is to ‘24 NiS season.
  • Justin P4, real solid race first time on a super speedway that I stayed in the front pack the whole race, stayed consistent running top 10 made it to 5 to go and caution. So everybody pits for fuel. I had a good pit stop and came out P1 for the G/W/C. This is where I choked. I was sleeping on the restart and outside lane got a run then I got shuffled back but managed to climb to P4. I would give anything to retry the restart again. You live and you learn.
  • Mike- p running about 10 around lap 20 a huge check up. I plowed into a guy and he spun hard into the wall. I actually got no damage from that incident. after that I keep getting run into from behind in check ups and ended up with 16 X by lap 77 that I had 37 seconds damage. 83. Greg tried to dunk in behind me, and I got turned another caution and that gave me a drive-through penalty under green flag. One minute 30 seconds optional. able to catch a caution before I got laughed and stayed on the lead lap. I get another 4X for 24 incidents in a simple check up. 57 to go restarted off of caution on starting T2. Got ran over from behind again with 38 to go and D queued out.
  • Greg – p 
  • David – P 9  competitive.  Caught up in wrecks twice.  Last one was a 30 second meat ball.  But happened at the front so many good cars were hurt.  Limped home in 9th with 5 minutes of option damage left.                       
  • Bobby P1 – Started p2, led laps early on, knew we had a solid rocket under us. Led a total of 65 laps. Lots of long green flag runs, multiple stops under green really made for small packs, with some good help we stayed on the lead lap. The 2 main groups were offset on stops by about 15 laps. Yellow with about 30 or so to go, brought everyone back together. Series of quick yellows, worked our way back up to the front after getting some small damage repaired. Wreck on white flag lap split the pack into small pieces. 1st place and me got way out front, lucky for me 3rd was able to miss wreck and steam coming towards us, timed the block and moved high for him to push me out front for the win. Have to say thanks to Declan Derba for drafting with me almost the entire race. Ian White and Zachary King for the help during the middle and end. Ian was the one that pushed us for the win, Zach was multiple laps down due to a connection problem, he reconnected and pushed Ian and me, even stopped on pit road when he didn’t need to, making sure how small draft pack stayed together.  


Official Series

Brian M- 

  • C Open Didn’t qualify, started towards the back.  Got near the front and was wall-slammed on the outside by a car that got turned on the bottom.  Worked on damage under cautions but was off pace.  Got damage fixed by last caution which was a GWC.  Restarted in 17th and got thu all the trouble and wound up in an embarrassing 3rd place.

Kerley- 

  • Draftmaster P4. Top 4 were the only ones who didn’t wreck. We weaved through the carnage and had a good clean finish.
  • Draftmaster P17. We had a rogue driver in the race who wrecked just about everybody, including me. Naturally, as is always the case, the offending driver finished in the top 10.
  • A Open P26. Not a good race for me. Got taken out 3 times and just could not keep up with the pack.
  • B Open John P14. Was running up front  most of the race. Then, the usual carnage for my splits. The setup was great and had winner potential. B cars are easy to drive but for most people keeping the car in one is a mystery. Oh well, I’ll run another.
  • C Open-
    • P17. Somehow got stuck in the top split. Qualified P20. These guys were fast. I got behind some not so good drivers at the start. I was faster than they were but could not seem to pass. It took me quite awhile to figure out the best racing line on older tires. Finally figured out the third line was the way to go. Got around a couple of cars on a green white checker. Picked up a whopping 2IR. Seems like I always get schooled when I race with 5k drivers, and this was no exception
    • P20. Was in the top 10 on the last lap and two guys crashed and took me out. Boneheaded moves on their part. Ruined a great run.
    • P19 at Daytona. Was running 9th and moving forward. It was short lived though. On lap 11 I was on the inside line. The eventual winner was right next to me on the outside in turn 3. He decided he would rather have my lane, so he turned sharp left into me and into the wall. He claims his spotter said he was clear. If that is true then he was using the Stevie Wonder spotter pack. Never, fails, the guys who wreck always win or at least finish in the top 5. Guess I need to do what they do.

Wrenn- 

  • A Open p14-Started p2 and ran in the front all race. Very aggressive driving from the start. Guys going 3 and 4 wide on lap 7. Ended up being spun off T2 lost draft and pitted by myself. Got the lucky dog and fought back to front. Wreck in the front that did not bring out a yellow but had to back way off to avoid. Became separated but hooked up with the third group drove back to second to get wrecked in the trioval. Should have had a much better finish than I did.




League / Hosted Races

Ellis– 

  • Chris McGuire hosted car tomorrow at Talladega got wrecked out lap one
  • Supercars at Michigan finished P9

OBRL ARCA 

  • Brian – Las Vegas 35 cars.  P 16 Qualified 17 Stayed in mid pack, but moved up just outside the top 10.  Cars wrecked in front of me late in the race,  Was ok to finish, but dropped to 16


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On today’s show we break down Tony Gardner’s interview with Mike Straw, take a deep dive into the mid-season iRacing build update from Greg Hill and find out if you know who won the very first eNASCAR race?

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Episode 0421

2/8/2024 – Daytona Time! – Episode 0421

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On today’s show we will look at the expected splits for Road to Pro, the kick off of the 2024 NASCAR iRacing Series, we get caught up on new hardware, the story of sim racing’s greatest underdog and we ask the question that everyone wants to know……Is Dale Jr. the greatest negotiator?

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Show Me The Money

Steve Myers posted about a recent interaction between himself and Dale Jr in regards to bringing a new track to iRacing.

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1753600616872522156


iRacing IROC Incoming

A screenshot from Discord…..Ray Evernham confirms IROC to iRacing?



TAG Heur Esports Supercup Opening Round at Daytona

Luke McKeown and Sebastion Job split the wins in the opening round t Daytona.

https://www.iracing.com/luke-mckeown-sebastian-job-split-wins-in-opening-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-round-at-daytona/



IRACING’S NASCAR CONSOLE GAME IS BEING BUILT IN UNREAL ENGINE, LED BY MONSTER GAMES

Insider Gaming sat down with Tony Gardner to discuss multiple topics. Full article to drop on February 9th.

https://insider-gaming.com/exclusive-iracing-nascar-console-game-monster-games-in-unreal-engine/


The Greatest Underdog in Sim Racing History

DJ Yee-J asks…Is Laker Peterson the greatest underdog in sim racing history?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fas51-QA-ks


Updated NASCAR Templates

All 3 cup templates were updated the other day with information from the Clash. Toyota and Chevy had spec channel updates. Ford Mustang also has spec channel updates, along with revisions to the upper headlight area identity package. Fair warning, the whole upper headlight area on the Ford will be mandatory stamped the next patch we release.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/475366/#Comment_475366



More Updates on Tempest

A post from iRacing reveals more information regarding Tempest and the options that racers will have when setting up test sessions.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1755621842897818013


2024 Will Be The Biggest Season Yet

iRacing and NASCAR are pleased to kick off the 15th season of the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, the premier stock car sim racing series in the world, starting on Feb. 13 at the virtual Daytona International Speedway. With a record payout of more than half a million dollars on the line, a host of new competitors, and a brand new schedule, the 2024 season should be the most exciting and dramatic in series history.

https://www.iracing.com/enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-goes-bigger-than-ever-for-2024-season/



Road To Pro Split

David Brown has posted on the iRacing forums an updated 2024 Road To Pro Spreadsheet broken down by iRating and Split.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/34678/2023-road-to-pro-splits-spreadsheet#latest

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1T2mSlNbVmFcZAcgUc_owO_8hBBRWquZdPStH3jXkr2k/edit#gid=402563835




How Do You Practice Restarts During Off Season?

Brandon Jones shares that he has used iRacing during the off season to work on restarts and race craft.

https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/status/1754884150283080080


Check Your Replay Folder

Drew Adamson is looking for a replay from Dale Jr. winning the first ever eNASCARGG race.

https://twitter.com/thedrewadamson/status/1754928018261172499

Found It!

Tune in on Tuesday the 13th for the video.

https://twitter.com/thedrewadamson/status/1754999100112544108


Another Leaking Hole In The Ship?

Continued financial woes for Motorsports Games.

https://twitter.com/MikeStrawMedia/status/1754944818365468773



In This Lap!

Cold tires or not…get in here!

https://twitter.com/CGReflections/status/1754624876973814022?s=20


Time Attack Update

It’s been a week. Were do you sit in the standings? Brian Curry-31st, Greg Hecktus-38th, Brad Wrenn-47th, Justin Pearson-62nd and Mike Ellis-119th.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55422/thrustmaster-time-attack#latest



Time To Tackle The Mountain

The Bathurst 12 is a few weeks away. Do you have your team together yet?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55683/2024-bathurst-12-hours-presented-by-coach-dave-delta



Yeah Baby!

It’s time for the Great American Race that will kick off the 2024 NASCAR iRacing Series.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55477/2024-iracing-daytona-500




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Hardware/Software


Moza SGP Shifter Review

The Sim Pit and Shaun Cole reviews the Moza SPG Shifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRprIiZhv6U

https://mozaracing.com/product/moza-sgp-sequential-shifter?ref=maL9GDv6c22B

EvlRabbit also reviews the Moza SGP Sequential Shifter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5VqypuCbKM


DSD Micro 32

In a forum post Derek Spears has announced the (re)introduction of the DSD Micro 32

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/48211/re-introducing-dsd-micro-32-for-2023

Ghost Sim Racing Phantom Pedals

Ghost Sim Racing has released a very affordable set of pedals.

https://ghostsimracing.com/product/phantom-sp5-pro/



Triple 55’s!

Louder Racing shares a video of Watkins Glen in iRacing with triple 55’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVrHcshqqjo


Steering Wheel PTT Buttons

Mardon PC has a single PTT button with a velcro strap to secure it to your wheel rim.

Here is another option that was found on Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1581985657/nascar-style-push-to-talk-usb-button-box?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=ptt+button&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&frs=1&sts=1&organic_search_click=1



Conspit GT-Lite

An Instagram post from Conspit shows off the GT-Lite cockpit.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2uEryHOoUO/?igsh=MnpiMGgwNmQ5enEy


GS Extreme Tactical Earbuds

The world’s first tactical wireless earbuds. Can we sim race with these or something similar?

https://goaxil.com/pages/gsextreme



Gomez FPE v2

Gomez Sim Industries released news on Instagram of the FPE v2 wheel being released on February 13th. The post highlights that the wheel is lighter, brighter and a tab bit smaller (300mm).

https://www.instagram.com/p/C22URsMuV-J/?igsh=NTVsMjN4bXlrbGpq


Logitech G Pro Formula Wheel

Sim Racing Corner posted a video about an upcoming wheel add-on for the Logitech G Pro from 3DRAP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-03a-ao7OOg


Sim Racers Have Asked For A Better BAZOOKA

BDH has delivered with their new H1SQ dual mode shifter. We have a post on their Instagram account and a video of the new shifter in action.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C20DGaNtI2v/?igsh=MWRteGt6ZmcxNmhkNQ%3D%3D
https://www.instagram.com/reel/C25JrIStgQx/?igsh=ejBlenN1cGk5aHE0


New Wheel

Zen Sim Wheels posted to Instagram a video of a new wheel that will be released soon. The Vezza Ultra.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C200auOoR3U/?igsh=aHdyMndtbG52bDBn


Story Title

Boosted Media and Dan Suzuki review the Simagic GT Neo wheel and share their thoughts on the new wheel. Does it deliver?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4Nh88y5bLw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzZJy9SO-vE


Looking For a Button Box?

EP Lab Sim Racing teases a new carbon fiber button box that will be releasing soon.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C28FN_YNmbM/?igsh=dGMwZHA5a2sxM3Jj


Are 20 Buttons Enough For You?

Box One Racing posted to their Instagram account showing off their newest addition to their offerings.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CxOSYpSqChq/?igsh=M3Y4ZGVmNWxoazZi


Valid Explanations?

Thomas Jackermeier sits down with Kireth to answer questions regarding the Black Friday issues and continued delays and back orders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loDLY2dbYoQ



Jinx Releases New Shifter

Jinx has released a v2 of it’s sequential shifter in silver.

https://jinxshifters.com/products/v2-jinx-sequential-shifter



Safety Net For Your Rig

Make Sim Info has a customizable safety net for your rig.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C3A1FZgx8L-/?igsh=OXo4eWRoNXJnMXQ4


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Justin- Well I was going to come on the Pod and share the exciting news but the dongle on my headset died darn it but I did manage to clinch not 1 but 2 championships in Division 2. Gotta Thank my team, Tifisio for guiding me in the right direction cause I still don’t know what i’m doing half the time. Lol. Made a little spreadsheet when I was keeping track of points because it was close between me and the guy in second place in both series and It was the same guy in both series also. Had a blast in this series and I learned a lot! Thanks Everybody!



Official Series


Ellis– 

  • DraftMaster COT car at Talladega I couldn’t resist the lure. qualified fourth. Get the wall just once and that put me back was able to rally back to finish P6.
  • Chris McGuire hosted three different Indy cars at Michigan winner winner, chicken dinner. I smoke them all.
  • 87 at Talladega came from dead last of the seventh, but then got wrecked out
  • COT at Talladega. Wrecked out 
  • Old IndyCar at Michigan winner winner, chicken dinner I roast it!

Kerley

  •     Draftmaster P6, 13, and 25. What can I say. The usual adrenaline rush with crash avoidance (almost).



League / Hosted Races

   Winter Series League – 

  • John – P17 forgot to pit went 3 laps down. Was out of sequence with everyone else. Got lapped. Pitted again late and went even more laps down. But, zero X. 
  • Brad – p18. Had the opportunity to get a great result with pit strategy but blew that when making the last pit stop and only took left side tires. Had to pit again for rights and that dropped me two laps down. To add insult to injury (first from my teammates) I was dropped from the server with about 10 laps to go. Had fun but I’m glad it is over.
  • Mike- p started dead last worked. My way up got involved in the first wreck couldn’t miss it. About one minute damage on the second caution actually got ran into from behind well after the yellow came out, it ended up hitting at that point, and then driving from dead last up to second. Headed under green with 50 to go and cycle 1/ ninth work my way up to six with about eight laps to go I get dropped from the server don’t get disconnected in discord at all but IRacing drops my sorry ass connection Dnf.


Final Thoughts



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  1. Daytona Time!

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On today’s show we will look at the expected splits for Road to Pro, the kick off of the 2024 NASCAR iRacing Series, we get caught up on new hardware, the story of sim racing’s greatest underdog and we ask the question that everyone wants to know……Is Dale Jr. the greatest negotiator? So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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