Episode 0309

12/9/2021 – F1’s New Home – Episode 0309

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

It’s week thirteen everyone, and you know what that means,,,new cars, tracks and more. And we’ll cover it all. We’ll catch you up with it all including how well iRacing compares to it’s real-world counterpart. A bomb was dropped in the world of the Porsche Supercup Series and we’ll cover some new hardware including one of the most plush rigs we’ve ever seen.

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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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:



Pre-Build Hype

iRacing Tweeted out some pre-build hype in anticipation of the 2022 season 1 build including an introduction of the Honda Civic Type R and the Hyundai Elantra CN7 with an accompanying video reveal.



Steve Myers thanked Bryan Herta Autosport and LA Honda World for their help they provided in getting those cars built.




Listener Eric Whiting Sends In

Listener Eric Whiting sent in a Tweet from Coanda Simsport announcing the withdrawal of returning champion Josh Rogers as well as Mitchell deJong, Martin Kronke, Mack Bakkum and Tommy Ostgaard from the Tag Heuer Porsche Supercup Series.


Dial 1-800

Tom Wilcox from the iRacing community saw a phone number for a Chevy dealership on a billboard at Texas Motor Speedway. He decided to give it a call and got a real surprise

iRacing – Braking Tips

Dori N on his YouTube channel has a video discussing braking tips in a series of iRacing instructional videos.


just got yeeted

eRacr.gg tweeted a video of Landon Cassill’s elimination LCQC race.


2022 Season 1 Release Notes

iRacing 2022 Season 1 has the green flag! This major season release adds a pair of new touring cars, the Honda Civic Type R and the Hyundai Elantra N TC, as well as the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance racing machine. The iRacing horizon has expanded to include Scotland’s Knockhill Racing Circuit, Watkins Glen International has been fully re-built with brand new 2021 scan data, and the Porsche Experience Center at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg is open for business with four new track configurations! iRacing also adds a new tire scuffing visual effect, and a “Ready to Race!” button to help everyone get back to the action even faster. Our AI Drivers have been busy training up on three new vehicles and NINETEEN new track configurations, and they’re ready to give you a run for the gold. Welcome to iRacing 2022 Season 1!

Season highlights include:

  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Hyundai Elantra N TC
  • Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance
  • Knockhill Racing Circuit
  • Watkins Glen International (Fully re-scanned and re-built for 2021)
  • Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg – 4 New Track Configurations for the Porsche Experience Center
  • Tire Scuffing Visual Effect
  • New “Ready to Race!” Button in the Simulator
  • New Damage Model has been enabled on the Dirt Street Stock, Honda Civic Type R
  • Hyundai Elantra N TC, and the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance
  • AI Racing for THREE New Cars (Dallara IR18, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Elantra N TC)
  • AI Racing at NINETEEN New Track Configurations (Charlotte Motor Speedway – All 6 Non-Rallycross Road Configs, Homestead Miami Speedway – Indy Oval, Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Oval and IndyCar Oval, Knockhill Racing Circuit – All 4 Road Configs, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – Oval, Watkins Glen International – All 4 Configs, World Wide Technology Raceway – Oval)


Goodbye Glen

SYM TV posted a Legacy Watkins Glen send-off to the tune of ‘Amazing Grace’


Porsche Experience Center

iRacing posted the introduction video of the new Porsche Experience Center


Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance

iRacing introduces the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance




Watkins Glen International – Rescanned and Rebuilt

The fully rebuilt from the ground up, Watkins Glen.



Justin Melillo reported that Dylan Ault has put himself in a good spot to make the Coke Series after a big win at Dover.


The World of Outlaws Week 3- Bristol

James Edens Takes the win at the first Bristol dirt race in the series’ history. Second is Hayden Cardwell third is Alex Bergeron, (Jason Sherman) Bergeron extends the series lead to 19 points.


Week 4- Eldora

James Edens goes back-to back with a photo finish last lap pass to get by Harden Cardwell with Evan Seay taking third. Edens takes over the points lead after Alex Bergeron looses connection in the last ten laps of the race.

New F1 Side by Side

Dani Elgarbay posted a side by side view from the drivers view of the new Mercedes F1 car cockpit view and the similarities are amazing


Knockhill Racing Circuit

New content video from the iRacing YouTube channel of the new Knockhill Racing Circuit


2022 Season 1 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

The first Hotfix For 2022 Season 1 has been released, and here’s the details


2022 Season 1 Schedule

The 2022 Season 1 schedule has been released



2022 Season 1 Hotfix 1 Release – Dec 9th

The service was down for the deployment of the season 1 hotfix at 8;00 am est

Alex Gustafson Posts: 


  • iRacing.com will be coming down for deployment of the 2022 Season 1 Hotfix 1 Release, Thursday, December 9th, beginning at 08:00am EST.


INSANE Nurburgring Lap Onboard – 4:54:40

iRacing posted an insane video of Dallara Championship driver Ben Fuller who put down a 4:54:40 lap at the Nurburgring in the iR-01 car


RIP Cecil Green

Johnathan Dickert posted that member Cecil Green sadly passed away this week. Vincent Crow said that Cecily was, “one of the funniest and cleanest competitors on iRacing.”

10th Annual WINSTEL 400 – January 16th

The WINSTEL 400 returns once again for its 10 Annual race which was formerly known as the I’ve Got Ballz 400 for the biggest and longest running event at Daytona 2007 here on iRacing and all events will be LIVE on FTF.GG. Once again Emily Howe and @BrandonCruzDFS have joined on to sponsor the race, bringing this year’s total purse to $1,250 and NO ENTRY FEE. This year’s race will utilize the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series cars at Daytona 2007. Below you can find all of the info for the race, rules and how to register.

Date: January 16th, 7:30 PM ET



6 Hours at Daytona, Diabetes Charity Race

I want to announce a new charity event that will be put on by Freeky Fast Broadcasting. This charity event is to help raise awareness, and hopefully donations, for juvenile type-1 diabetes. The event will be a 6 hour endurance race at the Daytona Road Course, with the cars used in the iRacing Official 24hr race. this event will be held on January 7th, 2022 at 8PM EST. Additional information can be found at the links below.

Sign Ups: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc61NlAzJA9FgJdYWlJ-q0bSfrKQAjWjtTITgWeJWyGy6reIw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Event details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BOhcj-gj8xRtV92mKujNxbMiZNTwFSoyjGdm37AuipA/edit?usp=sharing

Discord: https://discord.gg/eGnPEyj4z8


GZR Daytona 6h Charity/Practice Race 15/01/2022

GZR Daytona 6h for QUIET Netherlands Charity/Practice Race! Saturday January 15th, GZR will host a charity practice race at Daytona. It’s an ideal opportunity for your team to practice for the upcoming iRacing Daytona 24h! And best of all, entry to the event is completely FREE! We do run this race for charity, and we’ve set our goal at $250! Please donate as all proceedings will go to charity!

Donation link: https://gofund.me/2b47b1db

Here’s what you need to know!

– Date: 15 January 2022, 18:00 GMT

– Cars: 2022 IMSA roster (LMP2 + GT3)

– Track: Daytona Road Course

– Event Format: 30m practice, 30m open qualifying and a 6 hour race.

About QUIET Netherlands QUIET is an organization located in The Netherlands that fights poverty all over the country, by using their and local businesses’ assets to organize things for people that don’t have a lot to spend. You can help their cause, by donating anything you can miss.

Visit https://quiet.nl/ for more info (use a translator)

Discord link for sign up: https://discord.link/gzr

Event Informationhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WP5FY3o_bnV8JsiOoHeTKaMMyrVkcqTUYAnWH_tGMfA/edit?resourcekey=null#gid=1618128775

Entry Listhttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WP5FY3o_bnV8JsiOoHeTKaMMyrVkcqTUYAnWH_tGMfA/edit?resourcekey=null#gid=1432638854

Event Rules & Guidelineshttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1yiATfH64O7Fb_ea9JvLDduzGPpYA3PKu30UsmCVs65U/edit#


ASRA Bathurst Challenge

Friday, December 17th:

Free Practice 1: 8:00pm-9:00pm (60 Min.)

ASRA Support Race – Pro2 Lite: 9:00pm-10:00pm (6 Laps)

ASRA Support Race – VW TDi Cup: 10:00pm-11:00pm (9 Laps)

Saturday, December 18th:

ASRA Support Race – Stock Car Showdown: 10:00pm-11:00pm (12 Laps)

Free Practice 2: 11:00pm-1:00am (120 Min.)

Sunday, December 19th:

Free Practice 3: 7:30pm-8:30pm (60 Min.)

Qualifying: 8:30pm-8:55pm (25 Min.)

Race: 9:00pm-11:00pm (43 Laps)

TO SIGN UP: Head to the “Sign Up” section of the ASRA Discord to join the action!

Link: discord.gg/vxhZPMPUvF


2021 Chili Bowl Nationals

Date: December 13th – December 18th

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT & 15:00 GMT)


Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)




Gran Turismo DD PRO

Fanatec offers their new Gran Turismo DD Pro



New Cammus DD Wheel



“lounge chair”

Lusco Motors will be releasing their line of RCC plush, formula style racing rig.




NASCAR iRacing Series

Official Series

League / Hosted Races

  • Winter League
    1. Ellis – p wrecked

Hall –  p9, Nashville is now the best racing on larger tracks cause Package

  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League
    • Mike – last
  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League Throwback ARCA Series
    1. Arca Car at Tally
      • Mike -p almost – We were in a good spot going into the stops right behind chris -then he sped getting onto pit road – so he ended up lapped – then i was in contention, but got wrecked near the end
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian- Milwaukee Mile  P7  started p4 was running top 5.  Tried a two stop run but a late caution ruined my strategy

OBRL Aftermath Truck Series

  • Git R Done Racing

Tyler P-10 Started in the back and quickly drove into the top 10 before first pit stops. Has a really fast car on old tires and saved a good bit of fuel. Led some laps under cycles and Ran around 5th most of the race till got caught up in a wreck from a driver that his VR went out. Limped to a P10 finish with heavy damage. Just glad I was fast and competitive especially at Dover

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 .” 


  1. F1’s New Home


It’s week thirteen everyone, and you know what that means,,,new cars, tracks and more. And we’ll cover it all. We’ll catch you up with it all including how well iRacing compares to it’s real-world counterpart. A bomb was dropped in the world of the Porsche Supercup Series and we’ll cover some new hardware including one of the most plush rigs we’ve ever seen. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

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