Episode 0283

6/10/2021 – Project ‘87 – Episode 0283

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It’s Season 3 build week folks, and we will going thru all of the new content. The new tracks, the new cars and all of the new bells and whistles that iRacing has is store for us all.

And remember you can follow along with us on your 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..


After a complete new build, Grid Finder 2.0 is here and better than ever. Along with a brand new look, Grid Finder has made league searching even easier and much more enjoyable by adding more search options for the driver and giving league owners a better way to promote their league features and making it easier to connect with drivers with the brand new “join now” button.  Make sure to check out www.Grid-Finder.com and find your place on the grid

Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”


Red Bull Ring

iRacing dropped a video of the newest F1 Circuit that became available in the season 3 build, The Red Bull Ring.



1987 Cup Car Update

Dale Earnhardt Jr was the driving force in a overhaul of the 1987 Nascar Series Cars. In his post he explained bow he reached out to Bobby Labonte at first, because of his experience in the real life counterpart and asked his opinions compared to iRacing’s version. He opinion was similar to Dale’s that it was way too loose. Next he reached out to several crew chiefs from the day and asked for their input as well. All of which influenced the new update released in the new build this week.



New Formula Vee in Action

iRacing Tweeted some more new videos of the upcoming Formula Vee, iRacing’s newest rookie class car, on the track at Lime Rock Park and Laguna Seca


Vee at Nashville

The Vee running around the monster that is Nashville Superspeedway sent in on the twitter account of Steve Luvender in a Pencil Themed car painted by Chris Pearce on Trading Paints.


Road to Pro Cheat Sheet

Chris Overland Tweeted a Road to Pro Cheat Sheet with the point situation for the top 100 in an easy to read format.


New Forums Are Live

An all new redesigned forums section of the service is live and running.





Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

Greg West announced on the forums the introduction of the Dallara iRacing Grand Prix championship to begin this fall. Qualifying rounds for the series will begin on July 8th, as Super Sessions staged within the existing Dallara Formula iR series. For those who make the cut, $25,000 in prizes will be on the line in the 10-race championship.



Chicago Tornado

Eric Meyers posted a video on his Youtube channel of an Indy car on the new Chicago Street Circuit that wrecks… and let the glitching begin, in a wild ride of furious spinning.


Track Variants for Lower Speed Cars

Brian Long in the forums says that he’s “just curious why we don’t see more variance in the track layouts in lower speed series like MX5, Skippy, or FR2.0? Especially the short versions of some tracks like VIR or COTA. Seems like that would be the perfect place for using them.”


Spa Track Limits Update

Also in the update that Greg West describes as, “Maybe the most underrated Release Note.” Spa is getting a track limit update that. “Should lead to an overall better and more user friendly experience, and should lead to an overall better and more user friendly experience.”


Massive AI Updates

The Season 3 build comes with a massive AI update


The Watkins Glen 6 Hours

iRacing releases the details of next weeks Watkins Glen 6 Hours.



Nashville Superspeedway

iRacing posted on their Youtube Channel the introduction video of the new Nashville Superspeedway.

Superspeedway Rule Change

NASCAR issues rules changes to slow and reinforce Cup Series cars at superspeedways in the wake of Joey Lagano’s rollover crash at Talladega last April.


911 GT3 R Ride Along

iRacing posted a cockpit view video of the New Porsche 911 GT3 R at the Nurburgring Nordschleife



Charlotte Klingerman Sport Recap

Klingerman Sport released a video recap of the most recent Coke Series Race with their drivers Isaac Gann and Bob Bryant.


Season 2 Stats

Rob Crouch posted his comprehensive season 2 stats for Oval and Road




Firecracker 400

After a very successful Firecracker 400 last year, the Blue Emu Firecracker 400 will return next week in the newly updated Classic ’87 Thunderbird and Monte Carlo.


Pay with Venmo

iRacing also introduced Venmo, as a new payment method for future iRacing purchases.


Nashville at NiS Next Wee

The iRacing NIS schedule will include the newly released Nashville Superspeedway on next week’s schedule instead of Kentucky as listed in the schedule.


DanLisa.com Update

In a follow up story from last week, it was mentioned on the forums that DanLisa has had a long list of people interested in taking over the league compilation website and are currently working with someone who may take the website reigns.


Season 3 Release Notes

iRacing posted in the new forums the complete set of release notes for the Season three build


Listener Tribute

Moopar Gaming streams iRacing events and other gaming events several days a week

Moopar Gaming

We stream 6/7 days a week iRacing Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (usually iRacing League race) Sat & Sun P.M on Twitch & Facebook gaming 200 followers on Facebook, 145 on Twitch. We have a YouTube channel where i post fortnightly with iRacing videos. We are a family of avid gamers and sim racers who are striving to create a community of followers who love to game and get involved. We also have a Discord channel to interact as live as possible whilst iRacing etc. We also encourage feedback to help us continually evolve and improve. Here to help new iRacers or iRacers returning to the scene.

Who Won The Raffle Kyle

IROC Challenge Series

Congrats to Race 2 winner Chris Mefford at Thursday’s IROC Challenge series at Atlanta

Project K9 Hero 200

It’s not too late to join us tomorrow night for the Project K9 Hero 200.

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Don’t forget to join us for the Project K-9 Hero at Michigan on Friday, June 11 at 9:00est

June 11th 9pm eastern
Michigan International Speedway
Practice opens 8pm
Drivers Meeting 9pm
Qualifying 9:10pm
200 Laps with iRacing Cautions
2 Classes A”Cup” & B”Xfinity”
How To Register
Sign up at
Minimum $25 donation to the Project K9 Hero website
Must Note: PK9H200 or Project K9 Hero 200
Then send us screenshot direct on Facebook, Discord or email of the confirmation by Thursday
June 10th Midnight
All Participants will receive a T- Shirt ( select size in google Doc Registration )

EachClass get its own prize for
Pole:$20 iRacing Credit
Winner: Spotlights from Midwest Simulations (https://midwestsim.com/)
Best Paint with Project K9 Hero logo get a free Paint job From Yuhouse Racing Designs
And just added $75 per class on most positions gained with no incidents. Thanks to Metro Ford
of Chicago from the OBRL

Come Join us on:
Discord : https://discord.gg/pCDGEzru



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/

Midwest Simulations

You’ve heard us talk about the Spotlights. Those of us that have them here at iRacers Lounge absolutely love them. So much, we have become an affiliate! With the roll out of their new Spotlights Pro. Here’s your chance to check them out, you won’t be disappointed. Enter coupon code: IRACERSLOUNGE for 10% off!!


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)





MPI Rig Now – #Soon

Max Papis’s SimMax will be offering a new racing rig along with their long awaited driving seats.


CSL DD Details


Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackmeier answers all of your questions regarding the new CSL DD including pricing and shipping information.

To summarise the pricing structure for all regions:

CSL DD with standard power supply (5 Nm): 349.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 349.95 USD (excl. VAT), 599.95 AUD, 47,900 JPY.

CSL DD with Boost Kit 180 (8 Nm): 479.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 479.95 USD (excl. VAT), 829.90 AUD, 65,500 JPY.

Boost Kit 180 purchased as a separate upgrade: 149.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 149.95 USD (excl. VAT), 259.90 AUD, 20,000 JPY.

CSL DD Table Clamp: 29.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 29.95 USD (excl. VAT), 49.95 AUD, 4,490 JPY.

We decided that the most environmentally friendly approach is to ship all CSL DDs with just your selected power supply in the box. So if you select the bundle with the Boost Kit 180, your CSL DD package will only include the larger power supply.

Additional year warranty for CSL DD (with either power supply): 49.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 49.95 USD (excl. VAT), 79.90 AUD, 6,700 JPY.

CSL Pedals (two pedal set): 79.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 79.95 USD (excl. VAT), 129.90 AUD, 10,500 JPY.

CSL Pedals Clutch Kit (adds a third pedal): 39.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 39.95 USD (excl. VAT), 64.90 AUD, 5,490 JPY.

CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit and CSL Tuning Kit These accessories are not available yet. We will announce pricing and availability later this year. The CSL Pedals with Load Cell Kit will be below 200,-.

The CSL DD with Boost Kit 180 is significantly cheaper than the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5, and yet it has much higher performance as a result of direct-drive technology. While peak torque is similar, the fidelity, responsiveness, wheel speed, and acceleration are all superior to the belt-driven system, and this is why the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 is also no longer in production.

Pre-order waves explained:

Due to very high demand, CSL DD pre-orders will be limited to one unit per customer. To keep it as fair as possible, we are also rolling out pre-orders in three waves:

First wave:

Must use an existing Fanatec account with previous order history

Must be subscribed to the Fanatec newsletter

One unit per customer

Second wave:

Must have a Fanatec account

Must be subscribed to updates through newstandardd.fanatec.com
One unit per customer

Third wave:

Available on the website for everyone
One unit per customer


Pre-Order Open – Monkeydriver Seat

Monkeydriver Seat is now open for pre-orders for their new race rig.


PreOrders Open – Clubsport Wheel F1 2021

Pre orders are also open for the new 2021 Fanatec Clubsport Wheel F1 for $399.95



Sim-Lab Seatbelt

Sim Lab introduces their 4 point harness sim seatbelt for 119.00 euros




Email from Scott Ross

Scott Ross emailed about how he used his Philips Hue Lights as Racing Flag indicators.

Check this out. An app that can have hue lights that work as flag lights. Enjoy  Recently created a small app to use Philips Hue lights as Racing Flag indicators and just added support for iRacing. GitHub link in the comments. : iRacing (reddit.com)

Real Race Seats For Sale

Racetech offers real race seats you can certainly use in your not real race rig.


RT4129HRW Racing Seat


Company Review

Sim Solutions Designs offers an 80/20 rig with triple mounts at a reduced price of $719.10



NASCAR iRacing Series

Official Series

Fri open: Sonoma

  • Ellis –  – p15 – Had a lot of self spins was as far back as 20 second but rallied on the last half of the race. 
    • Greg – wrecked
    • Hall = Pwrecked 

    League / Hosted Races

    • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
      1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
      1. Greg pP5 with a broken car 2 mins damage and down 100 rpm
      2. Mike – p wrecked – choke in Q so started tail end – got to 10th – then my shifter stopped working – had to stop on track reboot wheel. Then at end of S’s the guy looks like he fell out of gear and spun and I came by and clipped him for 4 minutes damage
      1. Hall – all hands on deck, cause my throttle was broken
    • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
      1. ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Texas Motor Speedway   
      2. Dwayne McArthur #97  Finished 2nd
      3. Bob Fellenbaum #38 Finished 3rd

    iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

         Brian M- P F’d up.  Was running pretty steady in 6th or better for much of the race.  Near the end of the second stage there was a caution.  I stayed out on old tires and moved into 2nd under yellow.  On the restart, spun the hell out of my old tires wrecking myself (deserved) and several others (Not Deserved).  Too worried about getting a good launch, and neglected staying safe.  Sorry to all involved, Felt like a moron.

    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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    Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

    Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

    David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

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    Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

    Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

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