Episode 0331

5/19/2022 – Half A** Cockpit – Episode 0331


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Show Introduction

On today’s show we check out some new kings. We’ll see if there’s a new king of iRacing Oval iRating. Also did we find a king of the iRacing Indy 500. There’s a new king in Nascar pit stops, and ask if it should be updated in iRacing. All that and some great hardware.

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90’s Stock Cars

Ben Easterday posted on Twitter that he’s baffled that iRacing Doesn’t have mid-90’s Nascar Stock cars on the service.


eNascar From a Different Perspective

Kickin the Tires columnist Seth Eggert  posted an article on their website describing the action from the Carolina eSports Hub last Tuesday night at the Coke Series race 


Stint Analyzer and The Lounge

Ricky Thompson let us know on the Discord Cahnnel that there is a new version of the Stint Analyzer software complete with a new ad for the iRacers Lounge Podcast

Missing the Pits

Adam Cabot posted a video on Twitter where he unfortunately missed the pit road entrance in his Road to Pro Race costing him a top 10 finish


Indy King?

Robert Obrohta has won his 4th straight Indy 500 from the 32nd spot and 6th overall at the famed track.  


Major Indy Finish

The Majors Indy 500 came down to  a fantastic finish with Brian Lockwood with the victory.



iRacing May Happy Hour

Thursday, May 19th, iRacing showcased the Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance alongside the Dirt Late Models. We will be broadcasting the 3:00 PM EST A-Class iRacing Grand Prix Sprint Series – Fixed and the 3:45 PM EST B-Class World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Broadcast will be live on our YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.


Randle at Winton

Winton’s introduction to the iRacing platform has impressed Tickford Racing rookie Thomas Randle.


Pitstop Update Needed?

With the new faster pit stops, including the fastest in nascar history (8.96 seconds by Kyle Busch’s team) we ask if iRacing should update their pit stop times

New Top iRating

Denver Tergesen let us know that James Curl has taken over Ty Majeski in top overall oval iRating


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ARS Floor Plate

The new ASR Floor Plate is compatible with all Advanced SimRacing Brand Chassis, it provides a flat surface on which you can rest your feet when not racing. It also allows for an easier entry and exit out of your SimRacing chassis and is now available 



L’atelier du Simu



VNM Load Cell Pedals


My New Cockpit Build Thread – iRLP Edition



NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Kansas

  • Hall – P 21 Top Split.  The set that I thought was more stable really started to let go around lap 40.  At one point was 23rd 2 laps down after Green flag stops.  Caution comes out, take wave around, caution comes out, get lucky dog.  Back on lead lap, but then started behind all the lappers and they wrecked in front and killed my car.  Limped it home to 21st.  I did get caught in an early accident with minor damage and wonder if it is why the long run handle went away. 
  • Groves – Pwrecked out-ish, self spun and then it stopped shifting
  • Stephen-p
  • Adam -p 
  • Greg – PWrecked
  • Sunday Open
  • Greg pWinner winner final restart pass

Hall – p 3  Great run, finished just in front of adam.  Best non plate top split run so far.  Needed a long run to get to the top 2

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –p.wrecked out
    • Tyler – P9. Was not a Sunday Funday after a grueling demo derby at Kansas. 16 cautions total in my split. Managed to only get 5x and showed some late race speed. Was not thrilled with this car on the track but I’ll take a top 10 anyday.

Official Series

  • ndy 500 Fixed
  • Ellis – Lap 21 and push to the wall and I knocked off the right front. Surprisingly they repaired it and I was back out three laps down. There were some confusion about if I could get a lap back or not but it didn’t matter I hit the wall again and then it became undrivable but no damage to fix. 
  • Rochette – wrecked out 
  • Kyle Friday P6. Started P3 and dropped back to avoid the aggressive drivers. Around lap 35 got caught up in someone else’s wreck and had to tow. Needed less then 4 minutes of repairs and decided to fix it. Came back out 3 laps down and way down in the standings. Worked my way back up through the field as drivers started to leave the race and eventually got myself up to a P6.
  • Ellis – Chris Macguire 
  • Michigan – supercars – wrecked, then p4
  • 87 cars at tallAdega. Started 25th finish P6
  • GEN five cars at Talledega P2
  • Ellis – So I’ve restarted my road career. Just finished P8 in the formula V at Lime rock
  • Got my first official win with the new wheel!!! Winner winner chicken dinner
  • Started p10 finished P3. 
  • Started p10 finish P4

League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League –
    1. David – p 5,  race was a shit show, and ended with a shit show of drivers that don’t know how to get out of the way if they’re out of fuel, and sit right on the inside racing line.
    2. Joe – Wrecked out – david was on apron came back up made it 3 wide and the guy in the middle panicked and wrecked. Joe got caught up.
    3. Greg p 
    4. Mike – p wrecked out – got a a few dings in 1st wreck from an arca braker – then later another guy just lost it i had no where to go and plowed in t boned the guy 8 minutes required
  • Kias at Michigan 
  • Gen 5 monza

Git R Done GT3 Series

Greg – P Ran out of talent / Week off before we move to the next 12 week on the European track

iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 4

  •      Kyle. Tonight is martinsville and its the 3rd to last race of the playoffs and season 4. Next thursday night at Daytona is the final Round 3 playoff race 3 to determine the final 4 drivers to race for a championship at Auto Club on June 2nd.  All races can be found live on thursday nights on PTM tv on facebook and posted the next day to their youtube channel.
  •      Iracing IROC Challenge Season 5 announcements. We are now taking driver applications for season 5. Season 5 is the B car on a fixed setup and is a IROC theme paint scheme. Season 5 has some major changes and a much bigger purse prize reaching the 4 digit amount and also season 5 will have 4 dash 4 cash nights that not only pay cash but also pay regular season points. If you are interested in the league please contact Kyle Pendygraft @Loud_Pedal_TV on twitter. Once I compile a handful of new drivers I will then sit down and get everyone setup with the discord.

Final Thoughts

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  1. Half A** Cockpit


here’s a new king of iRacing Oval iRating. Also did we find a king of the iRacing Indy 500. There’s a new king in Nascar pit stops, and ask if it should be updated in iRacing. All that and some great hardware.

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

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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 Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

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