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


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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. 

iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0420

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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On the show today we’ll take a look at how many tracks are missing from iRacing. Discuss the eNascar Coca-Cola iRacing Media Day. 2024 season 2 build’s confirmed and rumored content and has a possible cheater been exposed?

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  2. Which series do you normally run?                
  3. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
  4. Software
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR?
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 


Topics



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Movie Review-The Sim Racer

Heath Ropp 
to iracerslounge

If you’ve got an hour to spare (with a runtime of 1:07), buckle up for a cheesy yet entertaining ride. This film promises thrills, spills, and a cameo by iRacing’s Evan Posoco and Jeff Maconi. And kudos for the tip about it being available for free on Tubi! 

Quick Synopsis:

 Sim racer Luke Wallace is caught in a streak of bad luck. He’s fallen behind on his mortgage, his girlfriend dumped him for being too nice, and his bartender buddy Earl is hell-bent on turning him into an “ass man” (given Earl’s unique affinity for feet).

Desperate to save his home, Wallace throws himself into qualifying for the World 500 Late Model race, where the grand prize is a hefty $20,000. However, his hesitance stems from his reliance on “fixed setups” and the looming threat of his rival Shooter Jones, who’s notorious for employing underhanded tactics like the infamous “Arca Brake” to wipe out the competition.



NASCAR Updated Car Models

iRacing has released the new car models for the upcoming 2024 season.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1752013563122565236


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Dirty Details?

iRacing released this teaser screenshot of a dirt corner on X.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1750915507572588590tea


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Media Day for eNascar Coca-Cola iRacing Series

The eNascar Coca-Cola iRacing Series drivers were at the NASCAR Hall of Fame this past week for media day.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1751012188922236948

Go along with Briar LaPradd as he spends a day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame for eNASCAR Media Day.



iRacing Reports Breaks Down the Daytona 24 Classes by Split

What teams captured class wins and podiums in each split.

https://iracingreports.com/stats/24s1-Daytona_24-GTP.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/24s1-Daytona_24-GT3.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/24s1-Daytona_24-P217.html



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How Many Tracks Are Missing From iRacing?

DJ-Yee-J brings us another video with iRacing trivia that you may never need to know.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHkAoT1HwEA


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Who’s Cheating?

Dave Cam posted a video from a session at the Nordschleife where he found a driver doing some very peculiar things on the track and in the pits. Has he stumbled across an exploit or a cheater?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXIWBwvvg90


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2024 Season 2 Build Thread

Kyle Noal has a forum thread about confirmed and rumored content for the Season 2 2024 build.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54452/2024-season-2-build-thread-content-list-confirmations-rumors#latest



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Who Said Anything About Track Limits?

What happens when you take a stock car to Spa? Davin shows us how not to respect track limits in this video.

https://twitter.com/DriveThrough_/status/1750988580892119317


Bus Stop Curbs Cause Engine Damage?

Adrian Mataisz posted a video in the forums of his team losing an engine in the Daytona 24 Hours after a run through the bus stop. A reply from staff member Michael Hinkle confirms that an error was found and it will be corrected in the next patch.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54772/busstop-exit-curb-making-engine-blow-38-mins-of-repairs



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Asking for a track to not be re-scanned?

A forum post from Casey Carrington is asking iRacing not to re-scan Daytona after some change were announced for the area around the Le Mans Chicane (bust stop).

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55069/heres-hoping-iracing-doesnt-re-scan-daytona-any-time-soon#latest



Road Racing Unofficial Series?

Rod Gibson proposes the idea of an unofficial rad series being added to the weekly schedule.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55139/road-racing-needs-an-unofficial-series#latest



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How Do I Do This in iRacing?

OverTake GG answers 21 of the most searched questions about iRacing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbn5OHmUJZM

(hover over timeline to see the questions…)



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NASCAR: Full Speed

The Netflix documentary from the 2023 playoffs has been released.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1752476818374848969

A nice section in episode one about William Byron and how he got his racing start in iRacing.



eNASCAR Clash

iRacing posted on X a clip from this weeks eNASCAR Clash from Daytona.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1752511221968797838


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WoO Week 10

Aiden Forster and Ryan Avila finish the Sprint Car Season with a points tie for the championship.

https://twitter.com/WorldofOutlaws/status/1752169534373429534

https://www.iracing.com/aiden-forster-claims-2023-24-world-of-outlaws-thrustmaster-sprint-cars-championship-at-charlotte-by-tiebreaker/



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Secret Content Leaks

DJ Yee-J brings to light iRacing content that has been leaked before release or never was released.

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/2fOQLzP_rrU


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Should the Dallara Dash Return?

Jared Junkans has a poll on the forums asking you, should the Dallara Dash return?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/55323/old-dallara-dash-should-come-back-to-iracing#latest



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Hardware/Software


Asatek TK Sim Racing Bundle

Redline Sim racing reviews the Tony Kanaan version of the Asatek Prima racing bundle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lNn_qFg2aU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1uIKSXqhaY


Rig Review

D J Yee J reviews his racing rig setup and implies how he might upgrade

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/R1e7TDVFGRI


Low Slider

Karl Gossling reviews the Race@Home Low Slider yaw motion system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS-VyHmiP-c


Varjo Aero Discontinued

Varjo has announced that the Zarjo Aerp will no longer be produced

https://www.uploadvr.com/varjo-aero-is-off-the-market/



Cube Controls GTX2

Cube Controls teases their new GTX2 formula wheel



SG Racing Sequential Shifter and Handbreak Review

Boosted Media reviews the “Tough” SG Racing Sequential Shifter and Handbreak

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


Simucube 2 Pro Review

After ditching his Fanatec DD2 wheel base, Daniel Moffat reviews his new Simucube Pro 2 Wheel base after one week of usage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gydobBr4Q20


Sim Legends Head Haptics

Sim Legends posted a video of a haptic system that simulated G Force on your head and neck

https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz1CubtuHae/?igsh=Njd3bGNsOHl6bGt5


Track Racer Super Ultra Wide

Track Racer introduces their 49″ Super Ultrawide Gaming Monitor

https://trakracer.com/collections/gaming-monitors/products/49-144hz-dfhd-super-ultrawide-gaming-monitor



Nvidia 4080 Super



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


What’s In Your Oven?

Nvidia Founder/Ceo Jensen Huang reveals the largest graphics card. Kept in his oven?

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2VDiQMCyJb/?igsh=dGw3d2lrN3Y1cW9w


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



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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.

https://shop.mardonpc.com/products/sim-racing-push-to-talk-button-1


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.

https://goaxil.com/pages/gsextreme



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Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series




League / Hosted Races



Final Thoughts



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So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

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Episode 0419

1/25/2024 – Racing with Depends – Episode 0419

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iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On the show today, we will be recapping the highly sucessful Daytona 24 Hours and how the Tifosi Teams faired. We have the final iRacing 2024 Coke Series lineup and sponsores, and we get a glance at what the rain setup could look like.



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Topics



Coke Series News

eNascar reports that there will be 6 new teams that will be involved in the 2024 Coke Series to go along with their new format as the full sponsorhip field is set.

https://twitter.com/ENASCARGG/status/1748390507514822726

https://www.enascar.com/news-media/2024/01/19/newteams2024/

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1749479343464546468

https://www.iracing.com/2024-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-free-agency-results/



Virtual Tie

AREA racing posted a video of a fantasic finish at their race at Richmond

https://twitter.com/AREAiRacing/status/1748193350551744704?s=20


iRacing in Stages

iRacing AutoStages -is a fully automated stage racing and season tracking program.  AutoStages will allow racers in Hosted or AI sessions to simulate NASCAR-style stage racing complete with points tracking. You’ll be able to toggle options to customize your stage race experience – including 2, 3 or 4 stage races, custom stage lengths and whether or not to throw stage break cautions. Here’s a look at what the beta UI looks like as of today:

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54677/coming-soon-iracing-autostages-automated-stage-racing-and-season-tracking#latest



Top 10 Highlights

iRacing puts out the January Top 10 Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogWTipacl5I


52 Car Pile-Up

iRacing posted a video of a huge, 52 car pile up at Talladega

https://www.tiktok.com/@iracingofficial/video/7322964259229453610?lang=en


Streaming The Simracer

The SimRacer, a feature film set in the world of Sim Racing, is now available to watch on Tubi

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2Vjl8lP9wA/?igsh=aDh2d25nOGUxZWJh


The 24 Up in Smoke

Presley Sorah Tweeted how is Daytone 24 Hour race was ended with a unexplainable blown engine

https://twitter.com/PresleySorah/status/1749028306324754854


Tony and Matt At the 24

Matt Malone posted a video of his Daytona 24 race at Tony Kanaan’s Sim Racing Garage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWtX3hDXUQc


Redline Takes the Crown

Team Redline featuring Max Verstappen won the 24 Hours of Daytona in the GTD division

https://twitter.com/TeamRedlineSim/status/1749052656285286648


Drafting to the Title

Paul Wainwright asks in the iRacing Community what’s everyone’s thought on the drafting strategy that got Team Redline the 24 Hour victory



Sailing it In 

Jack Mace shows a video of a GT car taking off in a crazy glitch at Daytona

https://twitter.com/jackmace07/status/1748949976720330767


No Spotter

Leigh Overton asked why they were unable to spot or crew for their team during the 24.

Staffer Jason Bryfrogle responded…

I can see that you can join a team in a practice session that started after the 12:00 UTC session launched. But you are not in the list of people who can join that same team in the 12:00 UTC session. The only reason there wouldn’t be an entry in that particular table is if you were not a member of the team at the time the team was registered for the 12:00 UTC session. If a team invitation or application is accepted after the team is registered, they do not get added to the list of people who can join the team in the session.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/466384#Comment_466384?utm_source=community-search&utm_medium=organic-search&utm_term=



Daytona 24 Recap

The 2024 iRacing Daytona 24 event wrapped up this weekend with some very impressive numbers

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2agL9vP2yC/?igsh=MXZtNGx2eDZxYjFudQ%3D%3D

this year’s event was the largest in history, with more than 18,500 competitors split across 95 concurrent race sessions that started at four different times on Friday and Saturday. In addition, more than 1.8 million viewers watched iRacing broadcasts of the event across Twitch and YouTube.

NASCAR Avg for 2023 2.8m on broadcast/cable tv

https://www.iracing.com/2024-iracing-daytona-24-powered-by-vco-sets-record-with-over-18500-drivers/



Where’d That Come From

Listener Ryan Carwile submitted a video clip of a LMP in the Daytona Pits getting cleared out by a rouge GT car



Daytona Solo

Matt Sherlock (kinda) won his split of the Daytona 24 by himself 

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/19camdf/i_won_my_daytona_24_hour_split_solo/?share_id=psPi0kMqotTzT5WfVu901&utm_content=1&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=ioscss&utm_source=share&utm_term=1&rdt=35985


Fastest Down the Hill

iRacing posted a video of what might be the fastest decent of Mt Washington ever in the Mercedes F1 car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctg1R5UX4TY


Rogan’s Rig

Podium 1 Racing posted a video of a ultra high end build-in-progress Sim Rig for Joe Rogan

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2dN84WPQpC/?igsh=MWxnbDY2cTNmeGVwZQ%3D%3D


https://twitter.com/jeff_gluck/status/1749872228026499229


Next Gen Updates

iRacing is ready for 2024 with the new artwork and texture updates for their Next Gen Cup cars

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1749846138553770409

WoW Week 9

Forster assumes championship lead as Bergeron takes fifth 2023-24 World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Cars win at Eldora

https://www.iracing.com/forster-assumes-championship-lead-as-bergeron-takes-fifth-2023-24-world-of-outlaws-thrustmaster-sprint-cars-win-at-eldora/



Storm’s Coming

iRacing posted a quick view of how you will be able to set up weather timelines that will change according to how you edit your session

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1749820998394745125


Vetting IMSA

Michael Poole is asking iRacing to get the new Chevy Corvette into the new IMSA season 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54408/new-corvette-iracing-wake-up/p1



Season 1 Patch 4

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54914/2024-season-1-patch-4-release-notes-2024-01-23-01



iRacing Stats

Jason Chess put out some interesting iRacing stats 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/28333/iracing-survey-iracing-stats-site#latest

https://json.racing/irs/

https://json.racing/irs/24s1/oval/series/



Mt Washinton – ReScan Needed?

In an iRacing discussion post, Johnny Mularz reported that Mt Washington is totally paved now, and there’s no dirt section. Does this need a rescan?



Dave Cam Gets Hacked

Dave Cam’s Youtube Channel was recently hacked and he posted how his subscriber nubers plummeted



iRacing at Court

iRacing finds itself in “The Stupidest Lawsuit” against them according to a video by DJ YeeJ

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/8gWHTVjth8Y


Porsche 2024 Season 

The Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup returns on Feb 3 with some new formats

https://www.iracing.com/porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-returns-with-new-formats-200000-in-prizes-again-in-2024/



The Family that Races Together…

SimRacing Family posted a video of a family with 3 kids all putting time into their racing simulators!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1cRkzptHZk/?igsh=MWxwdHF0dGh4azNyeQ%3D%3D

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Hardware/Software


Simagic GT Neo

Lance Dusoswa reviews the Simagic GT Neo formula wheel that’s well priced

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2C8GOKNAhL/?igsh=MWdjdHgxdWxyOTB5Zw%3D%3D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHAHCWDtNU8


Camus C5

Dan DiMaggio takes a first look at the new Camus C5

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


Discontinued Graphics Cards

Nvidia Is discontinuing the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070Ti GPU’s

https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-geforce-rtx-4080-and-rtx-4070-ti-officially-reach-end-of-life



Why You Need Triples

Karl Gosling explains in a video when you need triple screens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BqaaVVhNBA


Sim Formula Expo

Lawrence Dusoswa and Overtake.gg took a trip to the Sim Racing Expo 2024

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j93JIYhacEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1mI_qyCMZQ


Sim Lab XP1 Review

Boosted Media reviews the Sim Lab XP1 Load Cell Pedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk6WlkZ7LIk

https://sim-lab.eu/en-us?clickref=1101lyb6siXt



ImSim – Motion With Style

Lawrence Dusoswa reviews the ImSim motion rig

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2F4H57NZU8/?igsh=bTA3bjVyNzExdmt1


Turtle Beach Enters Sim Racing

Turtle Beach is entering the Sim Racing market with a wheel / pedal offering for pre-order complete with integrated LCD display and button box

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2K_gayL4-h/?igsh=d3BrcDRybG9ycHg1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Hrjy4wxF0I

https://www.turtlebeach.com/pages/velocity-one-race



SimHub Hue Lighting Setup

Alex Kay shows you how to set up you Hue Lighting system on Simhub

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiSjx699NiM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck56u7es2wM


Simagic P-HTS

Simagic reveals their P-HTS hydraulic throttle system fpr their P-1000 sim pedals

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2OzcI2slj1/?igsh=MTEwZHhmeG1sZGV0Mg%3D%3D


NVIDIA RTX 4090

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-rtx-4080-super.c4182



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Thursday open –

  • Mike- P 
  • Justin- Winter Nis Winter Series update the fixed series i placed p6 and P26 then the open series i had a p9 and p4, just a steady week. The open race I placed 9th in I set the fastest lap time of the race, never done that before in any official race and there were some studs in that race too. My Open series points battle im losing by 58 points and fixed series im leading by 20 points. Side note without drop weeks in both series I would be leading more than 80 points in each series. I Hate drop weeks. Lol. Another side note: I had a family emergency and I’m stuck in Chicago starting tomorrow so I don’t know if I will be able to make all my starts. I’m not going to use it as an excuse though. I will keep grinding. Sorry for the paragraph mike 


Official Series

Daytona 24- 

  • Team Real Fun – P7
  • Team Fun P14 
  • Team Fun 2 p43

Ellis– 

  • FIAF4 fixed at spa. Started at 16th got wrecked out real hard and lap one and a huge incident. 
  • Second attempt started dead last 22nd. God is high as P6 in a great race before finally getting wrecked DNF.
  • Chris McGuire hosted old IndyCar at Michigan

Kerley

    Draftmaster P11, P17, and P22. People wreck and I get caught up in it every time. Doesn’t matter whether I’m in front or back. Never fails.   

B Open    

John P16. Car was terrible in turns 1 and 2 initially. Made some pit adjustments and stayed with the leaders the last 30 laps. Problem is I was a lap down. Was the lucky dog but did not get the caution



League / Hosted Races

Winter Series League – 

  • Brad – p 18
  • Mike- p started dead last finish P 16. Was planning on a one stop strategy, but a caution came out. We could make it from there on fuel. Next run ran it until the tire gave out had to put under green but then a caution came out, was able to take the wave around and get a lap back and threw attrition and what not worked my way up
  • David – p5 .  Good long run speed but spent most of the race 1 lap down after first long run.  Was p6 in lucky dog spot, late caution comes out puts me on lead lap, but cost me the lucky dog prize, finished p5, best finish for the year.


Final Thoughts



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  1. Racing with Depends

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On the show today, we will be recapping the highly sucessful Daytona 24 Hours and how the Tifosi Teams faired. We have the final iRacing 2024 Coke Series lineup and sponsores, and we get a glance at what the rain setup could look like. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0418

1/18/2024 – Screen Size Matters – Episode 0418



Show Introduction

On the show today, we will be looking forward to the Daytone 24 Hours and looking back at the Membership Site. The iRacing Coke Series Silly Season kicks off with some new changes and we’ll see how iRacing might be cracking down on cheaters.



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Topics



RIP Membership Site

Ryan Douchette put his own touch in saying goodbye to the iRacing Membership site on his Twitter account

https://twitter.com/RyanDoucette77/status/1747353613205434626

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54441/goodbye-old-friend/p1



2024 FIA Motorsports Games

The third edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in Valencia, Spain, this year (October 23-27 2024) will feature a hugely expanded Esports programme with two gold medals up for grabs across two separate gaming titles.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C19rR5_N5WW/?igsh=MTE5b3RpeXNhd2Zraw%3D%3D

https://www.fia.com/news/esports-expansion-2024-fia-motorsport-games



Coke Series Draft

The iRacing Nascar Coke Series Silly season is under way with a few new changes in the series format.

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Team News:

BS + Competition joins as a new team. They announce Garret Lowe.

Team Conti has announced that their proposal to enter the series has been rejected.

Jim Beaver and Beavermotorsports are out after 5 seasons…

Nitro Circus Sim Racing Team joins as a new team. They announce Dylan Duval and Matthew Zwack

Spire Motorsports joins… They quickly announce Malik Ray and Casey Kirwan are signed. And David Schildhouse is the General Manager

Driver News:

RFK Racing announces Timothy Holmes and Collin Bowden

PioneersGG annouces Wyatt Tinsley returns and they add Graham Bowlin

Other News:

2024 Contender is… INTERESTING! Top 20 no longer locks you into coke, top 30 just to have a shot to be picked in free agency! Imagine winning the contender title and getting stuffed as a backup driver the following season because 2nd-21st were more ‘marketable’ than you, Say a <team> guy wins the title and gets chosen in free agency. He could pretty easily sell his teammate who finished 30th in the points to them with some solid arguments. This GUARANTEES that at least one t20 driver doesn’t make it.

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Supporting Links:

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1747051884949446658

https://twitter.com/BScompetition/status/1745495770457866526

https://twitter.com/JimBeaver15/status/1747038090659778684

https://twitter.com/NitroSimTeam/status/1746970751855673509

https://twitter.com/SpireMotorsport/status/1747046157459538164

https://twitter.com/SchildhouseD/status/1747046810747650441

https://twitter.com/TeamContigg/status/1746920687195832814

https://twitter.com/jackmace07/status/1746951563896049789

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2QKgw2s4E7/?igsh=ZXJocWQ4amtla2Fx

https://twitter.com/BScompetition/status/1748042705970553239

https://twitter.com/NitroSimTeam/status/1748055732824768625



Sim in Your Real Car

Vern Klukas posted in the forums ways that his real world driving has changed since starting sim racing

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54216/sim-things-you-do-in-the-real-car#latest



Coke Series Document

iRacing posted in the forums the 2024 iRacing Coke Series Document that spells aout all of the info you ever need to know about the Coke Series

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54235/2024-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-document#latest



SRX is Still Coming to iRacing

Steve Meyers confirmed on Twitter that the SRX is still coming to iRacing, maybe just without all of the fanfare.

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1745681900981596499


Darkhorse and New Camry

Steve Myers also announced in the Twitter thread that the new Mustang Darkhorse and the Toyota Camry Cup cats are already being worked on.

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1745809072371200350


Worst (or Best) Crash Ever

Denverracingsim crashed his car in iRacing is a crazy motion sim that took him for a literal spin

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1-vRD1srW1/?igsh=YXM2MGF1Y3AydTE0


iRacing with the Prez

President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, J Douglas Boles, introduced the new Indycar partnership with iRacing and turned some laps in the sim!

https://twitter.com/IMS/status/1745860175087497365


Youngest to 10K

At 14 years old. Joel Smith became the youngest member of the iRacing 10K iRating club in asphaly oval racing

https://www.facebook.com/100064687091588/posts/775758871257009/?mibextid=K8Wfd2



What’s in a Name

Kim Berry in the forums answers iRacer’s question of, “How do I change my display name?”  

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54242/how-do-i-change-my-display-name#latest



WoO Week 8

Alex Bergeron grabs fourth win of 2023-24 World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Cars season at Port Royal

https://www.iracing.com/alex-bergeron-grabs-fourth-win-of-2023-24-world-of-outlaws-thrustmaster-sprint-cars-season-at-port-royal/



Daytona 24 Week

Its Daytona 24 Week, the most highly participated event in Sim Racing, and  Actrollvision relives one of the greatest saves of the event’s history

https://twitter.com/Actrollvision/status/1746834546312515697


Hire-acing

iRacing is recruiting for a Quality Assurance Tester

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54468/quality-assurance-tester



Catching a Cheater

D J Yee J speculated the new switch to the iRacing to the UI may have an element of preventing cheaters and the UI has better cheat protections

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/8FTMnN4HB1w?app=desktop&si=Q4e5R65faDQUH01G


Max to F3

iRacer Max Esterson has linked up with Jenzer Motorsport the run in the 2024 F3 season

https://twitter.com/Formula3/status/1747607776161865880


Lego Sim Rig

Fastlane Fans has posted on Facebook a Lego build of a sim rig

May be an image of text

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=122111115128168169&id=61555045093667&mibextid=K8Wfd2



Road to Pro Schedule

Tyler Hudson has posted the 2024 eNascar Road to Pro Series Schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54511/2024-enascar-road-to-pro-series-schedules?utm_source=community-search&utm_medium=organic-search&utm_term=/p1



Stats for the Roar in ’24

iRacing posted the impressive stats from this year’s iRacing Roar

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1747357420827918666


Goodbye Renault

Greg West posted in the forums that the Formula Renault Series will end after this current season due to low participation and a modernized open wheel ladder system

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54446/future-of-the-series



VCO Grand Slam

The VCO Grand Slam will  be kicking off this weekend with the Daytona 24 Hours, and iRacing has release the BOP 

https://twitter.com/vcoesports/status/1747305277668372856

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53748/special-event-2024-daytona-24-powered-by-vco/p1



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Hardware/Software


Gomez Formula Pro Elite V2

Gomez Sim Industries introduced on Twitter their Version 2 of their flagship formula wheel the Formula Pro Elite and OverTake.gg got their hands on one

https://twitter.com/gomezsimracing/status/1744342982935859233
https://twitter.com/OverTake_gg/status/1746957670651658714


Rig Insanity

Boosted Media got their hands on a Motion Systems QSV 20 4DOF 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIQSL-OvN8


499Racing Dashboard

Nick Ebyhas introduced the free 499Racing Dashboard that is built within Simhub 



Soelpec Spectra XR

Will Ford at Boosted Media reviews the Soelpec Spectra VR Formua wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgvbz8A8tJc

The SOELPEC Spectra XR is a feature-rich Sim Racing wheel with outstanding build quality which has quickly become one of my go-to wheels.  With a 302mm diameter and 5″ Touchscreen Display, it is very well suited to Formula and GT racing giving quick and easy access to a huge range of inputs. At the price of €1499 (+ Shipping and Tax) it is in the same ballpark as the Gomez Sim Industries Formula Pro Elite and Cube Controls CSX-3 sim racing wheels.  So there is some tough competition in this price range, and for this amount of money our expectations are high.

“I will put it up there with the best of the best…”

https://soelpec.com/?sca_ref=5178884.TeTGIFjocA



Quest 2 Price Cut

The Oculus Quest 2’s price was reduced to $249 for the 128GB unit and $299 for the 256GB unit

https://www.techradar.com/computing/virtual-reality-augmented-reality/the-oculus-quest-2-gets-another-price-cut-and-its-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-the-meta-vr-headset



Simucube Swapout

Nixon Motorsports swaps out his Fanatec DD2 with a new Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive wheelbase on his Alpine TRX Chassis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euDIplg24ws


Simucube 2 Pro Unbox

Danny Moffat unboxes the Simucube 2 Pro wheel base after boxing up his 2nd Fanatec to be returned 

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


Bargin of the Century?

Dave Cam Reviews the Race Gear 3 pedal set

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_G8P7QMUpo


Ricardo Haptic Seat

Ricardo introduces their new sim racing seat with 14 individual metahaptics

https://www.thedrive.com/news/recaros-new-sim-racing-seat-turns-sound-into-vibration-with-haptic-feedback



Pinapple Grips 

Pinapple Grips has replacement grips for many popular wheel rims

https://pineapplegrips.co.uk/



Seperate ABS and TC

Bostjan Fujs asked David Tucker in the forums if iRacing will provide Traction Control Data for the Simagic HPR’s

Hey David, as I am looking to buy the Simagic HPR (if they will restock sometime), could you answer one question please, I was thinking about only using one HPR on the brake for ABS, as iRacing will not provide TC date for the HPR on the throttle. Will the support you are working on, support two HPRs independantly for brake and throttle? In this case I will order 2 HPRs! It would be great to know what is coming before ordering.

Thank you, Bostjan

I’m not sure where we will land. I have something stubbed into the sim but currently don’t have anything but wheel slip/ABS to drive these with. Ideally I would have time to add in traction to the mix, and possibly even separate things out per pedal, but I also have other projects coming up fast that will take me away from this in a few weeks. I would not buy anything based on what I could potentially do in the future.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/461286#Comment_461286



Hori 7 Speed Shifter

Sim Racing Corner unboxes the Hori 7 Speed Shifter with Sequential mode

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM9_rz9I2DY

https://www.amazon.com/HORI-7-Speed-Racing-Shifter-Windows-Desktop/dp/B0CFG1SFXH?crid=ORRUJYBQHWEP&keywords=hori+shifter+7+xbox&qid=1704882362&sprefix=hori+shifter,aps,135&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=30minvr-20&linkId=2eb6e40f377c631b103f27a7528e7474&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl



Alan Quan Reviews the VNM Wheel Base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6iwtaGE04


Sim Facility Tour

Daniel Morad shows off his Sim Racing Facility

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


Podium 1 Racing

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1-2QQNR9Ut/?igsh=MXVtOTEycDQ2MGx0NA%3D%3D


TRS 160S

Lance Dusoswa reviews the Trak Racer 160S Sim Rig

https://www.instagram.com/p/C2FZucjNX_q/?igsh=MWs5ZHhodWs0bXRkbg%3D%3D

https://www.overtake.gg/news/trak-racer-enters-sim-racing-pedal-and-peripheral-market/



Does more NM’s make you faster?

Third Wheel Exclusive asks if boosting the FF nanometers make you any faster



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Thursday open –

  • Justin- NiS Winter Series Update North Wilksboro, Open series i did a total of 2 races a P6 and a P2 really solid races, track position over tires was the key i think. In the Fixed series it was kind of a roller coaster. My first race I had a P26 made it to 20 to go with a 0x and got junked. The second Fixed race I did was a little better result, took the lead 30 to go and never looked back P1. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. At the end of the week I’m leading the Open series by 30 points and leading the Fixed series also by 3 points. Dover next week. I’m trying to get team Tifosi another NiS Championship. Wish me luck       


Official Series

Ellis– 

  • Supercars at Michigan posted Chris McGuire. winner, winner, chicken dinner.
  • 87 at Talladega wrecked out
  • GEN five at Daytona. Came from the back to finish P5 great race another couple laps I might’ve won.
  • IndyCar at Indy nice respectable finish P10. The sticker on the outside wall that shows the Indy logo coming out of turn four is missing.
  • Supercar at Michigan with John Curley. We were mixing it up in a huge pack of four and five wide green flags and everything but both get wrecked out at the end.
  • 87 at Talladega got wrecked out at the end
  • GEN 5 cup car at Daytona was running P2 with two to go when a lab car purposely wrecked the entire field. 
  • srF@Oran Park started P six finished P3 I’ll take it
  • Pick up cup at Phoenix. P11

WRENN

  • Roar-started p17, finished p13 in class and p23 overall. Got some nose and rear damage on lap two from a stack up in bus stop. That hurt my speed on the oval. Drove up to p10 before first pit stop. Missed my pit stall so gave up a bunch of time. Short pitted second stop and double stinted tires because I did not need a full tank of gas try to jump some spots. Ended up looping it in the horse show. After that kept it clean till the finish.




League / Hosted Races

Winter Series League – 

  • Brad – p 19-Felt like I had good speed but ended up with some damage and blew the green flag pit stop by missing the commitment cone. Sat for 1:10 penalty and ended up three laps down. 
  • Greg – p poor pit strat
  • David – p9


Final Thoughts



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  1. Screen Size Matters

Description

On the show today, we will be looking forward to the Daytone 24 Hours and looking back at the Membership Site. The iRacing Coke Series Silly Season kicks off with some new changes and we’ll see how iRacing might be cracking down on cheaters. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

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Episode 0417

1/11/2024 – Fanatechnical Difficulties – Episode 0417

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On the show today we will be talking iRacing and Indycar, officially this time. We give sad farewell to the iRacing membership site, and in the Hardware section talk about the what’s happening to one of the largest sim racing product companies.

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..



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General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
  2. Which series do you normally run?                
  3. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
  4. Software
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR?
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 


Topics



Are Esports Failing?

D J YeeJ asks if Esports are failing in the realm of sim racing’s different genres

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqTB3rN7II8

Three genres –

Simcade (forza, gran turismo)

Sim Racing (iRacing, acc, rfactor)

Official Titles (F1, wrc)



Season 2 Schedule

iRacing is taking input for the season 2 schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54011/2024-season-2-schedule/p1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54009/2024-season-2-schedule/p1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54006/2024-season-2-schedule/p1



The Grass is Slippier

Albert Piskula asks if the grass is back to being icy slippery

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53778/is-ice-grass-back



Onboard Oval Refresh

iRacing posted a video with an onboard look of the new Oval Refresh in action and some explainations of how it has changed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S5AF0xWwQQ


IROC Changing Hands

the iconic IROC (International Race of Champions) brand has been aquired by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham and venture capitolist Rob Kauffman with the intent to have an IROC racing event in 2024 with historic IROC race cars while exploring future opportunities. 

https://twitter.com/irocofficial/status/1744343377863221709


iRacing Late Model Ready for 2024

iRacing’s Tyler Hudson is ready for his iRacing sponsored Late Model, where he will be moving up in a division.

https://twitter.com/tdhudson001/status/1743327474316898547


When Opportunity Knocks

iRacing posted a video of Anthony Jones making a last second pass to take an improbable victory when the oportunity arrised

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1744013972620145050


No Glitching in iRacing

D J YeeJ posted a short video of some of iRacing’s more extreme glitched

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/2PNIEyb4zL8


It’s Official!!

After the collapse of Motorsports Games and a few teases over the last couple of weekds, iRacing and Indycar have announced a multi year licensing agreement

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1744767183274565829

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-and-indycar-sign-multiyear-license-agreement/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgPMTrY8alc


Broadcasts Can Resume

Drew Adamson tweeted that broadcasters are now permitted to broadcast races utilizing the following 3 cars again.

-Dallara IR18
-Dallara DW12
-Dallara IR-05

https://twitter.com/thedrewadamson/status/1744796666727670206


WoO Week 7

Aiden Forster claims first World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Cars win at Fairbury

https://www.iracing.com/aiden-forster-claims-first-world-of-outlaws-thrustmaster-sprint-cars-win-at-fairbury/



Member Site Expiration Date

iRacing announced on the forums that January 16th will be the end of the run for the iRacing Member Site.  Everything race related will now go through the iRacing UI

https://twitter.com/Dr_Bob41/status/1744842100930179446

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54084/iracing-legacy-membersite-sunset-simulator-connection-severed-january-16th-0800est-1300utc



Shift Up Now

Ash Vandelay will be working with Shift Up Now.  first up for them wil be a webinar for members on breaking down any entry barriers to iRacing – download, setup, going through the UI – everything explained.

https://twitter.com/AshVandelay/status/1744734716052615369


11K and Counting

Aaron Vazquezz has hit 11,000 iRating and now has the top iRating in all of iRacing

https://twitter.com/AVL_44/status/1744104834322547197


Short Track Rules

NASCAR officials announce new 2024 rules package for short tracks and road courses. How will this effect iRacing

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1745199847043424285


Fixed RTP

There has been some rumors about the  iRacing Road to Pro Series going to fixed setups

https://twitter.com/LoganClampitt_/status/1745250502739394661
https://twitter.com/tdhudson001/status/1745244589705797948


Indy Details

Following up on yesterday’s exciting news regarding the renewed partnership between iRacing and INDYCAR, I am going to outline and expand on some of our plans for the relationship.

First and foremost, the return of the Indy 500 on iRacing.  We are excited to bring back this iconic event. Given the calendar dates available, we will be running both the Open and Fixed setup version of the Indy 500 concurrently during the week of May 27th-June 2nd. However we will once again run them on separate weeks in 2025. We have not finalized the time slots as of yet but we will focus on limiting overlap as much as possible. Both events will once again feature unattached qualifying throughout the week. 

We are also happy to bring back the year-long INDYCAR iRacing Tour (formerly the INDYCAR iRacing Series). We have been quietly working with the community to fine tune the concept. We are happy to announce that the series will feature full length races with the exception of the week of the Indy 500. That race will be shortened for the events happening within the series so as not to have competition for the Indy 500 special event. 

Regarding the INDYCAR Series (or the Open Series as a lot of people call it), we are not mandating any changes. We are excited that the community can vote on the real world tracks again which only adds to the authenticity of the series. We have been in discussion with the community to work on keeping the overall race session at or under 1 hour to make it more palatable to more members. Hopefully, with the addition of the full length series, this will be understood as a step to bring in more drivers. 

We are also going to be adding a supplemental series to the open series with INDYCAR Series – Fixed. This series will also run at the B level and will follow the same schedule as the open variant. However these races will be of the sprint variety similar to that being used with Super Formula. These races will not overlap with the open series. Once again, the goal here is to bring in new drivers and give them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Dallara IR-18.

Lastly, the C level series will also move to the B class and will be renamed INDYCAR – Oval. With the addition of fixed setup series that follows the open series, we are going to make sure that those wanting that open wheel oval experience have a dedicated home. The series will run 12 weeks of ovals moving forward and may use any oval available. 

Schedules requests for these series will be posted shortly.  We look forward to seeing everyone on the track!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54145/in-hosted-races-will-ai-slots-despawn-based-on-number-of-real-players#latest

 The new fixed series will be pure sprint races that are about 15 minutes in length. There will be no pitstops. We still have the open setup series and the full length race series to let this car shine through multiple strategy usage. The fixed series is just to get folks in the door.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/460934#Comment_460934



The 2024 Indy 500

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54124/indycar-update-details-indy-500-series-expansion



Season 1 Patch 3

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/54176/2024-season-1-patch-3-release-notes-2024-01-10-01



SFE Simexpo 2024

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https://simformula.eu/



Coke Schedule 2024

https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1745478564009693435

https://www.enascar.com/news-media/2024/01/11/24cocacolaschedule/



The Roar in ’24

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1742987294288568572


Daytona 24

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53748/special-event-2024-daytona-24-powered-by-vco



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Hardware/Software



Customer Service Hell Pt3

Danny Moffat released part three of his Fanatec customer support issues.  This is just the biginning of a litany of Fanatec customer support and product problems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8f5O3Zdxzs

Here we are again unfortunately with another faulty wheelbase. It’s one of a faulty batch from last year that won’t detect when a podium hub is attached

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeD1a-utI7Y

He lives in Macau, near Hong Kong, so he bought it from his supplier and not directly from Fanatec. Well, fanatec will not honor their warranty because of that…

They also should have ‘recalled’ the plastic qr, he says it is defective, and there should be a recall where they replace it with the metal one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dRLI5aliUU

He bought a package, base, formula wheel, rally wheel. He got everything but the base. Found out recently that Sony has yet to grant the licensing to Fanatec and that is why they are not shipping it.

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Fanatec has delayed the release of its upcoming ClubSport DD+ racing wheel base due to a slow licensing process at Sony, the company has told customers awaiting the product. Originally expected to arrive with customers in December, the DD+ is now in a limbo until Fanatec can square it away with the console giant.

“The ClubSport DD+ is the first product on the market incorporating Sony’s new security electronics,” an email sent to pre-order customers from Fanatec says. “Consequently, the product approval procedures are comprehensive and time-consuming. Initially we expected to receive this approval sooner. To date, we are still waiting for it, which is why we are currently unable to ship your order.”

“We hope to have an update on the matter by mid-January and are doing whatever we can to expedite the approval process and deliver this exciting new product to you as quickly as possible.”

https://www.pcgamer.com/customers-left-cold-as-fanatec-says-sony-validation-is-delaying-clubsport-dd-wheel-base-we-expected-to-receive-this-approval-sooner/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLcOJN7p98Q

Today I received an apology email from Fanatec Customer Support. I’m assuming many others got it as well. Once again they are blaming their slow response times to “system and process” issues instead of just admitting they have sub par customer service and it needs a major overhaul. I don’t know about you but I don’t feel like this is the best way to address the situation and Fanatec customers deserve better in my opinion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heb-B9enHwA

He advised they changed warehouses and that is where the issues started and have snowballed, he doesn’t think a company can recover their reputation for the coming years…



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Thursday open –

  • Justin-  Winter NiS series Recap real solid week, Open Series I ran 2 races a P5 and a P9. Fixed series i ran 2 races also and came up with a P15 and a P1!!! WINNER WINNER. So with those races In the Open series it put me to P1 in Points with a 30 point lead. Then in the Fixed series this puts me tied for P1 in points. North Wilkesboro Speedway is going to be tuff this week. Short tracks are one of my weak points. Wish me Luck  

Friday Open – Mike -.  P25 – top split was running at highest top five for a while, but then ran into the back of a guy who just kind of stopped in the corner and I had damage and the car was never the same sense later on. I ended up spinning twice on my own. 



Official Series

Ellis– 

  • Draft masters, 87’s at Daytona. Got wrecked P18.
  • I was running fifth and they got wrecked from a guy on the outside of creamed the wall and took me out finish P 23
  • Wrecked out on third attempt
  • Wreck out on the fourth attempt
  • Fia F4- tsukuba – qualified 10th finish fourth great race
  • DraftMaster GEN four at Daytona – got dumped on lap six finished P 16
  • GT Sprint VRS – Daytona started p12 finished p13. Had good pace and made it into top 10 but had not ran this series in a while and took too much fuel on pit stop. Gave up at least 2-3 spots with that error.

Kerley         Draft Masters P8. Good clean race except for the 563 wrecks. I actually avoided all of them but had to slow down to avoid them and could not catch anyone.

  • Brian – Atlanta. Qualified 4th and jumped out to the lead early. Led the first 10 laps but quickly learned I was pushing too hard. Settled in and rode in 4th until pit stops. Did a better job of managing tires from that point. P2

B Open

    John P13. I’m pissed. Was running 5th and moving up and some jerk that got in a wreck drove off the apron and hit me three times. We were in the last 15 laps when this happened.  That ruined my race. I was fast and could have won . What can I say.

C Open

John P6. Was in the mix the entire race. Great close racing the whole way in the top 10. Top 6 pulled away with 10 to go and we had a dogfight and it was a blast. One of the cleaner races I’ve had in awhile. 

IMSA

Brad – P4 after starting p12. Survived the first few lap heroes and worked my way up to p5. Had pace but p6 was quicker till stopping for fuel. Came back out ahead of him and the remainder of the race was a yo-yo of gap between the two of us. It really depended on how and where I was when the GTP cars caught us to pass. Really caused me to try and set them up to pass me at the most opportune time for me.




League / Hosted Races

Winter Series League – 

  • John – P0. Had a meeting and missed the race. 
  • Brad – p 25 Started p12 and had very good pace until getting caught up in an accident not of my own doing. Someone got turned on the front stretch and drilled me into the outside wall. Tried to get repairs without losing a lap but the car was never right after the accident. Looped it late in the run and pounded the inside wall. Night was done.
  • Justin P24 really not much to say was running mid pack most of the race and a lap car got into me and i was done
  • Mike- p P 17 I ended up spinning on the first caution, bringing it out by myself. I pitted at that time and got off sequence with the leaders ended up staying out with everyone else. Put it under green was high as P2, but eventually settled into finish P 17.


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On the show today, iRacing kicks off 2024 with some more clues about the upcoming Indy Car Series, we ask what are your iRacing New Years Resolutions, and could we have seen the fastest speeds ever in iRacing?

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Topics



New Cali

Motor Racing Media posted on their Facebook account an updated look at what the newly reconfigured Auto Club Raceway might look like

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=765192802314949&id=100064727076919&mibextid=K8Wfd2



Start Hero

iRacing posted the 2023 stats of Tuckles, who had 2433 starts this year, an average of 6.7 starts each day

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1741234452364165440


Sim Not Loading

Luke Smoker and others have been having problems loading into iRacing ever since the last update. Staffer Michael Hinkle posted his fixes in the forums

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53214/sim-not-loading-past-90



Conti Has the Grip

Michael Conti posted a video of his A Open race where his grip level matched his commitment level

https://twitter.com/MikeConti5/status/1742247089092907079


Kirwan Leaves XSet

Former Coke Series Champ Casey Kirwan announced on Twitter that his time at XSet has come to an end 

https://twitter.com/CaseyKirwan95/status/1742236696073097695?s=20


 More MSGM Problems

JPet27 Tweeted that MSGM still out of compliance with the NASDAQ regarding minimum amount of required shareholders in the company. IF they do not regain compliance with NASDAQ, they will be delisted & they will declare bankruptcy

https://twitter.com/JPetschauer/status/1742031512114221115


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Stroll Through the Infield

Joey Masiewicz found out the hard way during Daytona testing that the infield is a lot more accessable that he remembers them being

https://twitter.com/JoeyMasiewicz/status/1742645047290667325


Top Speed Yee J

DJ YeeJ shows a glitch in iRacing that may have given him a speed world record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra2ARhFiyOo


Indy Car Schedule

Indy Car’s official 2024 schedule was released on Twitter Wednesday, and iRacing says their ready for it

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1742571388664246296


iRacing New Years Resolutions

Jordan Wentzel posted in the forums his personal iRacing Goals/resolutions for 2024 and asks what is yours

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53592/2024-iracing-resolutions



Sonoma Asphalt

Nascar posted on Twitter that Sonoma is getting some new asphalt on the road course

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1742606520926224762


LA Clash

Bryan Darlington asked int the forums if there will be a 2024 Nascar clash at the LA Collsseum 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53695/la-clash



Daytona 24

The biggest Special Event in iRacing is right around the corner.  The Daytona 24

2024_D24_poster.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53748/special-event-2024-daytona-24-powered-by-vco



IIS Championship

Listener Lionel Marbezy sent this in…



FTF.gg’s 2.4 Hours of Daytona

https://twitter.com/FTF_Racing/status/1741873176215539809


2024 Roar

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53027/2024-iracing-roar/p1

Greg West Posts:
Hi All- By popular demand, we are adding an additional timeslot for the Roar as a trial; Sunday 00:00 GMT (7:00 pm eastern).

Based on participation and feedback, we will consider this for special events that are 4 hours and shorter moving forward.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/457338#Comment_457338



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Hardware/Software


FF Clipping

Emanuele Ottonello asks in the forums what the second line in the force feeback HUD means

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/454927/#Comment_454927



Sound Shift

Clayton Mcloud is working on his Sound Shift program that gives audio cues for shifting gears

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

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/448958/#Comment_448958

Chris L. Cothern — 12/25/2023 4:08 PM (in discord…)
I tried it but didn’t love it. Was more of a distraction for me than anything



Laptop Beast

PC Gamer shows off a beast of a laptop computer with server grade hardware

Yungai REV-9 mobile workstation against a stylised backdrop

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/52963/a-new-gaming-laptop-for-you

https://www.pcgamer.com/this-is-the-most-absurd-blend-of-retro-futuristic-looks-and-server-grade-hardware-that-ive-ever-seen-and-its-all-in-a-laptop-and-i-want-one-badly/



Evil Racing DGT+

The Sim Pit reviews the Evil Racing DGT+ Wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyezZ7cu6_oy

https://simraceshop.de/lenkraeder/nach-hersteller/evilracing/



Hot Moza

Michael Smith noticed that his Moza R5 Wheelbase was overheating and was loosing grip in his race because of the problems he was having.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FIR4oJGWQA


CXC Simulations 

CXC Simulations makes customized super high end motion simulators 

https://www.cxcsimulations.com/simulators-for-home/



Triple Ark’s

Dominic Calvani is thinking of running triple Samsung Ark monitors, and was asking if anyone has done this already

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53498/anyone-running-triple-55-arks-or-similar



The Simagic Connection

Simagic posed an Instagram message showing off their revolutionary magnetic connection design

https://www.instagram.com/p/C1bety3BKPc/?igsh=azIzemQ3NWo1Njhq


Slip Angle Shaker Kit

OC Racing reviews the Slip Angle 4 corner LFE Transducer Spring kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCNWv97TyjE


No Excuse Racing

Tom Ford posted pictures of him custom sim rig that lets him race with one leg after loosing one in a motorcycle accident



Simagic GTC

OC Racing reviews the Simagic GTC formula wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlKpPhb51DM

https://en.simagic.com/product/9?ref=ocracing



Fanatec Support Part 2

Sim Racing Corner made a follow up video about his poor experience with Fanatec Customer Support

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


Laurence Dusoswa is worried about Thrustmaster and theor new T818 Direct Drive Wheel Base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_kYuuJekE4

It’s my role in Sim Racing to inform and to be objective in my findings, so that I can equip potential buyers with as much info as possible to make an educated decision. So this one hurt because it brought up some very harsh realities for Thrustmaster and their future. Where once I was a fanboy, now I’m struggling to find the positives. To add confusion into the mix, the T818 wheelbase is really good. Maybe it was just born into the wrong family…



Jayz Ultimate Rig

Jayz Two Cents build his ultimate rig using all products he found at Microcenter’s Sim Racing Department

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmWzMf7ZptE&t=3s


Trading Paints Updgrade

Trading Paints announced that they have updated Paint Builder with a number of new features, wtih a big one where you will have the ability to share layers with others using a share code similar to Forza and Nintendo multiplayer.

https://twitter.com/tradingpaints/status/1742562783399407829


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Thursday open –

  • Justin, Winter NIS recap for Rockingham, it probably took me until Sunday to learn how to really drive the track. In the Fixed series P16,19,P9 and the Open series I got a P11 and P6. I kinda dropped the ball on my point battle in Fixed and Open. I was leading in both of them. Now I’m 2nd in Fixed and 3rd in open. Hopefully I can turn it around at Michigan this week. 


Official Series

Ellis– 

  • Carburetor cub at Daytona, wrecked on lap one. 
  • Pick up cup at Phoenix started P8 finished winner, winner, chicken dinner!
  • Second, try finished P3
  • Chris McGuire supercars at Michigan. We were running into the green flag stops in the pack. I was going to do one more lap a bunch of them around me were pitting I got boxed in and somehow wrecked a bunch of them and they booted me out of the race off the server. Yikes~! I didnt mean for that to happen
  • Skip Barber at Monza qualified dead last 16th got wrecked hard and lap one had to get repairs finished 21st
  • FIAF4 at Sebring. Started ninth finished P11
  • DraftMaster 87 at Daytona. Qualified 16th. got wrecked out hard on lap. One was dead last stayed in the race and somehow got back to 13.
  • Chris McGuire, Deya prototypes at Michigan at night with no lights wrecked out
  • Old IndyCar at Monza combined no chicane p11. 

SPIKER

WRENN

  • Falken Sports Car Challenge-p5 after starting p7 at Daytona. Crazy start to race that pushed me back to p15.  Head down and  spent time picking them off one at a time. Lots of guys over driving. Running a few of these as prep for the Roar.

B Open

    John P12 at Iowa. Having a good run when a guy took me out on purpose and as much as admitted it.  Had a top  5 car easily. Really like the track and had a great setup. Hate to have it ruined by a guy who was making everyone mad. But, thats the way is goes sometimes. 

IMSA

Brad – GT3 Class p10 after starting p14. Have taken a beating in SR the last few weeks so this was a great race to get some back. Lemans is so easy to get slow down penalties. Probably gave up a p7 because of them.




League / Hosted Races

Winter Series League – 

  • David – P12  Mid pack car.  Interesting fuel strategy some went 1, some went two.  I went two and beat half of the 1 stoppers.  Had another early race incident with a different driver who thinks its a good idea to race like Ryan Newman.  This time you cross over a car that i clearly gonna to out run you in the long run and then door them on corner exit.  3rd party reviewed by the way not just team mates.  Yes you raced too hard for your own good.  Learn dude.
  • John – P27. Started dead last. Never found a good line but was keeping up. One of the team mates said look out for a certain guy. Sure enough, on lap 33 he rear ended me and gave me some irreparable damage. That ruined my night. Just puttered around the track the last 120 laps. Probably would not have had a good finish anyway because i could not find a good way around Nashville in the cup car.
  • Brad – p19-could not keep the tires under me at the end of the runs. Found better wear during 2nd and 3rd run but lost too much track position during first run. Racing would be so much better if we did not have to shift.
  • Justin P28, a day ago I had an issue with my pc. I had to reinstall windows and re-downloaded JRT and forgot to program the fuel calculations. My fault 
  • Mike- p23- completely missed Pitt Road entrance and overcooked it in there on the first green flag. Stop had to go back around and never really could recover.


Final Thoughts



Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

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  1. The California Pickle

Description

On the show today, iRacing kicks off 2024 with some more clues about the upcoming Indy Car Series, we ask what are your iRacing New Years Resolutions, and could we have seen the fastest speeds ever in iRacing? So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

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Episode 0415

12/28/2023 – The Only Show in Town – Episode 0415

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

Welcome to the final show of 2023 where we will be looking back at some of the milestones iRacing has achieved this year. We’ll check out or favoite new content of the 2023 season, review how your safety rating is calculated and a huge announcement from iRacing for the upcoming 2024 season.

And if you join us at iRacersLounge.com and select show notes, you’ll be able to see all of the great stories and products we’ll be discussing on todays show. So log in, check it out and we’ll see you there at iRacersLounge.com



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Topics



Hocevar Getting Mousy

Nascar Driver Carson Hocevar tried his hands at superspeedway racing with a mouse 

https://twitter.com/CarsonHocevar/status/1737852407386959929


Killing iRacing 

Did Low Fuel Motorsports’ lower costs cut into iRacing’s fanbase?  

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/g7n_0eHmfh8?si=cjDs2iH3AmlqlToa


Bottom Split Broadcast

The January 19th bottom split of the Daytona 24 will be broadcasted by Bottom Split broadcasting 

https://twitter.com/bottomsplitCEO/status/1737840230684877072


The Only Show in Town

Juen-Jen Wang asked in a poll in the forums if iRacing is the only simulation you use

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53106/is-iracing-the-only-show-in-town-for-you#latest



Indy is Back?

Adam Stern announced on Twitter that Indy Car will indeed be back in iRacing in 2024 after the Motorsports Games deal fell apart

https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1738934383099154747?s=20

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53258/adam-stern-announces-indycar-will-announce-a-move-back-to-iracing-with-the-latter-retweeting-this#latest

https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/Articles/2023/12/24/indycar-iracing-moving-forward.aspx?publicationSource=sbd



Larson Needs a Set

Nascar driver Kyle Larson was doing some fishing in the off season, fishing for iRacing setups

https://twitter.com/KyleLarsonRacin/status/1738688557722800323?s=20


My Dog Ate My…

Lewtorace posted a video of his puppy taking a bite out of his glove while racing around Bathurst

@lewtorace

My puppy chomping on my hand while im sim racing #simracing #fyp #puppy #pain

♬ original sound – lewto
https://www.tiktok.com/@lewtorace/video/7314625820767603969


Sim Racing Bringing Joy

Sim racing brought some joy to a gentleman who is unable to drive in real life due to a dibilitating disease

https://twitter.com/_boostedmedia/status/1738870157576126834


I’m Good on Fuel

Robert Crisdale found out his IMSA Ferrari GT3 is holding a lot more fuel than ot should

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53294/i-think-someone-is-running-a-exploit



Simmy Awards in 2023

The iRacing Daytona 24 was awarded best sim event in 2023, and the Cadillac V-Series.R GTP won the award for best vehicle

https://twitter.com/vcoesports/status/1739692549881704498
https://twitter.com/vcoesports/status/1740024744458776744


PC Giveaway

Team Conti Sim Performance and Mardon PC are giving away a new PC to someone whoe enters their contest

May be an image of text that says 'TEAM CONTI IUSIM PERFORMANCE)) AROON PC PC GIVEAWAY! Team Conti Sim Performance officially opens on Wednesday, November 22nd and we're excited! So excited that we've teamed with MARDON PC to give away a MARDON Intel Rookie PC to one lucky winner! PC SPECS -Custom MARDON PC case -Intel Gen processor cooler 32GB DDR4 3200 NVME SSD -NVDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti 750W PSU 1:းးးးး း 2০০০ HOW TO ENTER Follow AROON MARDON PC Tag who needs PC!'

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=862468028903551&id=100054210863720&mibextid=K8Wfd2



How is Safety Rating Calculated

DJ YeeJ pisted a video of how your iRacing Safety Rating gets calculated

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ClLT7bd4uik


2023 iRacing Favorites

iRacing asked what’s your favorite new car or track introduced on iRacing in 2023

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1740055403314995203


iRacing in 2023

iRacing put up some pretty big numbers in 2023 and look forward to 2024

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1740409702926700627


The Roar in 24

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53027/2024-iracing-roar



Podcast Housekeeping

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Hardware/Software


Custom Console

Alex Kay shows you how to make your own customizable center console for your rig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmwTYPmnp-0


Asatek vs Simucube 2

Beano von Rensburg gives his thought in the forums whether the Asatek DD is comparable to the Simucube 2



Alt-K

Gavin Auld noted in the forums that, “By default all on screen info is placed around the edge of the screen. Racing in VR means it can’t be seen without breaking your neck. This is solved by pressing Alt-K and dragging the boxes to a location that best suits the POV of your headset. The problem is, some things can only be seen when a notication is on screen. Certain pop ups, like lap splits are only there for a few seconds.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/53002/alt-k



Qubic QS-BT1

Qubic teased their new Dual channel belt tensioning system

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


Simagic Shifter Review

OC Racing reviews the new Simagic DS-8x H pattern and sequential shifter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz2AblDS8z4

https://en.simagic.com/product/60?ref=ocracing



Cammus C5 Direct Drive Review

The Sim Racing Corner reviews the Cammus C5 Direct Drive Wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIsqyCDd8qg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y55Mt5T5X7c


SuperWide or Triples

YouTuber Dr Alan Quan compares different triple wide monitor setups vs un ultrawide display

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


Listener Submission

Listener Troy Eaton sent us a story that Mircosoft may be shutting down WMR for VR users

WMR TO BE SHUTDOWN

Troy Eaton 
to iracerslounge

Fella’s-

Is VR going in the wrong direction?

https://www.reddit.com/r/WindowsMR/s/72xwyPpULf



Simagic GT Neo and Maglink

https://twitter.com/SimagicOfficial/status/1738221958758850636


GT Omega ART Cockpit 

Karl Gosling reviews the 2024 GT Omega ART cockpit amd answers if it’s the best entry level sim rig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJb40iHpvgM


Clubsport DD

OC Racing checks out the new Fanatec Clubsport DD 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=685JCTW_nPM


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Justin – NIS Week, summary, 
  • Ran 3 Open Races P1,P8,P2 and at the end of the week still leading the series by only 8 points. Fixed i only ran two races, a P5 and a P8 i did decent still leading point on the fixed by 35 points at the end of the watksglen week. Gained 343 IR and now I’m a couple tenths below my A license. Productive week!


Official Series

Ellis– 

  • DraftMaster GEN five at Daytona got ran over from behind trying to save tires. P 16.
  • Chris McGuire hosted old IndyCar at Charlotte – got wrecked out running third
  • Supercars at Michigan. P10
  • Indy pro 2000 @Gateway qualified nine out of 17.  P11
  • Brad-
  • Weekly Race Challenge – FF1600-Oulton Park Started p15 and avoided early spins. Was spun by over aggressive drivers that spin early and then drive like mad to get spots back. Finished p14 but continue to lose SR from getting collected in other people’s messes


A Open

  • Brad W – p4. Second split, started p3. Had the fastest car but just like real life it was hard to pass. Late in first run got the the lead only to get punted into T3. Was able to fix damage and drove from 14th back to 4th on 35 lap run to the checkers.
  • SRF at Southern national. P9
  • Cot Daytona- 

IMSA

Hall –   P2 highest at Le Mans in Caddy



League / Hosted Races

    Winter Series League – 

  • David – P wrecked out lap 1
  • Brad – p14 and this was what I deserved. I was way to lose on short run and that caused me to lose multiple spots on the last restart. I had fun, just wanted a few more spots at the end.
  • Justin P16 its was a good race same as brad got what i deserved. She was slick 
  • Mike- p26- hit the wall hard 3 minutes 20 seconds damage – limped it home


Final Thoughts



Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

TITLE

  1. The Only Show in Town

Description

Welcome to the final show of 2023 where we will be looking back at some of the milestones iRacing has achieved this year. We’ll check out or favoite new content of the 2023 season, review how your safety rating is calculated and a huge announcement from iRacing for the upcoming 2024 season. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48

Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_

Links:

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Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

Web (Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/