Episode 0303

10/28/2021 – Phoenix Face Lift – Episode 0303

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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view the release of the updated Introduction

On the show this week we review the release of the updated Phoenix Raceway, just in time for Championship Week. Monday Night Racing adds more high profile drivers and we’ll discuss the trials of a ‘Professional’ eSports sim racer.

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

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

Special Guest

Guest Name

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? 

Guest Specific Questions:



Potential scam regarding purchasing iRacing dollars/credits

iRacing staffer Susan Flint posted in the forums that if you see any offers to purchase anything iRacing related, such as iRacing dollars or credits outside of the iRacing website, or from a verified iRacing email, please do not participate.

We are currently investigating a potential scam on Discord from a channel called iRacing Store.



Lot of Angst in the Forums over Phoenix


New Phoenix Released



Schedule Shake-Up

Adam Stern posted that Nascar will be looking to cut underperforming tracks in the coming years


Monday Night Earnhardt

The Monday Night Racing Series will add Dale Earnhardt Jr to it’s lineup which added Kyle Busch last week


Monday Night Racing on Twitch


iRacing RX WC Barcelona Highlights


Salas Real World Testing

Coke series driver Vicente Salas was doing some real-world late model testing.


The ADAC Simracing Expo is Moving…

News broke out this week that the ADAC Simracing Expo is moving away from the Nurburgring to Nuremberg and combining with the Retro Classics Car Show.


iRacing at the Coliseum

Steve Myers announced that Nascar ‘The Clash’ at the converted LA Coliseum with the help from their partners in iRacing will ready for the start of next season


 “Our business is built around replicating—as closely as we can—real world racing. No business in the world is spending as much money to develop a piece of software to do this than we are.”

Myers, who has been at iRacing for 21 years, says there are four ongoing collaborations.

 “It’s validating that we’re really part of the fabric of motorsports now,” he says.


Multimedia Specialist

iRacing is in the market to hire a Multimedia Specialist.


eSports Taking a Toll

Racer.com, the online motorsports magazine, posted an article on the effects of the workload involved in the top level of iRacing focusing on the ‘retirement’ of Nathan Lyon for the Coke Series.


Zac Campbell on Workload


2021 Season 4 Patch 3 Release Notes

iRacing had a new patch this week, patch 3 for season 4, 2021



Legends Buick

Dale Earnhardt Jr Tweeted an early rendering of the ’87 Buick Lesabre and gave some reasons why it was chosen over the more popular Pontiac


Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship Round 6

R8G Esports’ Maarten van Loozenoord took top honors in Thursday’s Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship event, this time from the Hockenheimring in Germany. It was van Loozenoord’s third win in as many weeks and fourth overall, and completed a comeback to the top spot in the championship standings.

Reminder… iRacing Presents the Suzuka 10 Hours


Date: November 5-7

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 07:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT


Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)





Podium GT World Challenge

The Fanatec podium GT World Challenge Wheel Rim is available and $80 off normal retail price


3Drap Ngasa Pro Pedals Review

Barry Rowland reviews the Ngasa Pro Pedals on the Sim Racing Garage



OTR Rig [Brian]

iRacing Drivers World posted Jarrett Snapp’s rig within a rig for racing while not driving.

New CSL DD Owners

Ryan Eberly posted a PSA for new CSL DD owners where he highly recommends uninstalling previous Fanatec drivers and software before using the new system

R.I.S.E Oval Racing Cluster

R.I.S.E. Inc introduces their upcoming O.R [Oval Racing) Cluster. It has 15 total inputs and the action can be bounded in game and out. It also has 7 way funky switch, two position mom. Toggle and a 3 input encoder. And 3 led all metal buttons.



Intel Alder Lake 12xxx release thread

Phillip Morton posted in the forums that the new Alder Lake 12xxx CPU’s are looking very tasty for iRacing. Single core performance has been seen to breach the 800pt mark in CPUz in single core and it’s multi-core is pretty solid too, due to the big/little design it doesn’t equate in the same way as previous CPU’s though.



Rig Tour

Race Beyond Matter posted a video tour of his very impressive sim racing rig

Hey Mike,I was listening to everyday iracers podcast for first time today, they mention this guy as the inspiration for one of their rigs. Wow. https://youtu.be/MeGdTRIoll8


Playseat Trophy racing seat available soon

The Playseat Trophy racing seat will be launching soon




Gomez Interview

The Simpit and host Shawn Cole posted a video with Gomez of Gomez Sim Industries.



Company Review

Simpanel makes high quality sim panels and button boxes for several types of simulators.



V3 Pedal Dampener Fix

Kyle PendygraftThu, Oct 21, 9:59 PM (2 days ago)
to iracerslounge

So after changing out the Different stiffness of pads in the brake pedal, to all green it made the stiffness tighter. The throw was still kind of a long but there’s an adjustment on the brake pedal to fine tune it to where you can have less throw in the brake pedal. Once that was fine tuned I noticed a big difference in braking. I would before the change basically touch the brakes and would apply to much force causing the front wheels to lock up and slide. Now I’m able to apply an adequate amount of force on the brakes and make a smoother turn into the corner and still keep my momentum going, which has caused me to improve on my lap times. I’m going to continue to tweak the adjustment until I feel I can’t do any better. All in all, this chang has already made major improvements for my racing.

Side note this file will be a google drive folder link. I will also send this to you Via Discord. Fantec V3 Pedal Topic.avi

So the 3090Ti is a thing…

The new 3090Ti’s high graphic performance will come at a heavy toll of PSU’s


VARJO AERO REVIEW – The New King Of High-End VR


https://varjo.com/ 1990.00 USD

Empower GT Racer 4-Axis Racing Simulator

The EMPower is on Kickstarter and their GT Racer is an all-in-one ready to go motion rig



Racebox offers the simple, but highly effective, RaceFlag Led Display for $84

RaceFlag LED Display


SRM Fanatec Wheel Emulator Review and Installation

On Teqqles does sim racing Youtube channel, he breaks down the SRM Fanatec Wheel Emulator.



NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: 

  • Ellis –   pwrecked out. Just riding on the outside behind somebody and the guy in the inside that comes right up and to me and put it both in the wall 

Rochette P33 car came up from the grass hit a dumbshit that was on the front stretch apron and right into my driverside door killing my car thanks asshat

Brian- P33 destroyed early

  • Kyle – P- P F idiot drivers. Lap one doored by a guy who thinks its better to speed up and gain positions, instead of being cautious and avoiding other drivers during a wreck “what an idiot”  Lap who cares. Doored by a guy who got doored and put in the grass and decided to stay in the gas and then loses it and just slams up into me. Lesson everyone, HAMMERING down while out of control in the grass never ends well. “What an idiot” Rant over!

Hall – P. 1.  A very stolen win, but you get them stolen too, so took it.  Was running top 5 for most of 2nd half of race, as the set kicks in better high use track.  Caution with 15 to go, pit from third, gain a spot, restarting 2nd.  Iracing puts me on inside and gives me race control.  I go early, original leader didn’t think I had race control.  They were running me down with 3 to go but running out of time.  Caution.  Re-Rack, get a good start, hold if finishing by less than a car length ahead.

  • Sunday Open
    • Kyle – P. P-PASS
    • Hall – p. BS starts right back up,  3 guys can’t hold a lane in the first 5 laps, destroyed

Tom D – p20. One caution. Made mistake (Rochette’d) the pit stop and sped down pit road. 40 second penalty.  Fell 2 laps down. Could only work my way back to 20th. On to Martinsville

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p wrecked out – was missing all the big wrecks for a while – had worked my way all the way to the lead – eventually we had a deal where i was first on tires with 9 in front who stayed out – took it 3 wide and guy was clueless and just came up into us – the just riding around and get destroyed again by a guy loose coming down into the bottom lane. About 400 irating in 4 races lost

Brian – p21 made it all the way to a green white checker before getting destroyed

  • Race : Martinsville
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p wrecked on lap 1, unavoidable.  Fixed damaged, climbed to 12th around lap 200, engineblows.  Right back to the slump
    • Ellis – p wrecked out. Had a perfect car and a pretty good race run and top-five right up until about 40 to go and some guy divebombing like crazy took me out and I couldn’t steer the car but try to keep it on track that was a major mistake and ended up wrecking a couple people because I couldn’t steer. 

Kyle P P-13 Not much to say other then nothing put pace laps!

Official Series

League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
  1.  David – p2, coughed away the win on last lap #dejcted
  1. Greg p8
  2. Mike – p10 – hit the wall a ton i was bad on old tires
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis – formula v at Bristol 38 cars started dead last
    2. Gen 5 at old charlotte. P3 Starting from the back
    3. Chris MacGuire – Holden Falcons at Michigan – Two different nights. 
    4. Radicals at Southern National.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian New Hampshire P17 I sucked
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series
  • 1. Steve Thomson
  • 2. Josh Robinson
  • 3. Eddie Jones

Final Thoughts

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On the show this week we review the release of the updated Phoenix Raceway, just in time for Championship Week. Monday Night Racing adds more high profile drivers and we’ll discuss the trials of a ‘Professional’ eSports sim racer. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

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Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming


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