Episode 0339

7/14/2022 – Beach Bum – Episode 0339


iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics


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Show Introduction

On the show today we will have a Nascar up and comer show us the way around Atlanta Motor Speedway, There’s more goodies coming from the Peachtree Three Charity race and well look at a sim rig most likely to induce vomiting.

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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:



iRacing June Top 10

iRacing released the June edition of the top 10 highlights on their YouTube channel


Rajah does Atlanta

Fox Sports Tweeted a video of rising NASCAR star and current iRacer Rajah Caruth racing on the new Atlanta Motor Speedway and talking his way thru the race.


Mick Claridge World Tour

Mick Claridge, who is riding his bike around the world heard that we mentioned his story and messaged the show to let us know.

Mick Claridge <mclaridge2@gmail.com>
to iracerslounge

Hi guys ,
It was so cool to get a mention on your show but I gotta clear one thing up ???? I’m not a 15 time world champion on iRacing . I’m 15 time Grand Prix legends champion. Big big difference. I’m not a pro driver at any stretch of the imagination. Those pros in the WDC are different level.

Anyway.  Like I say it was great to get a mention about the ride and to whoever it was who said they’ll buy me a beer in Phoenix? Consider that a given. I never pass up a beer!

So the ride is progressing nicely and I’ve already met 10 or so iracers on my travels through Europe . I’m in turkey at the moment and heading east into Central Asia and the next guy to meet is in Singapore !

So thanks for mentioning the ride and if you guys would like to meet up just put your names down on my discord page and I’ll add you to the list . The list is getting pretty full now as I think I’ve got about 70 guys to meet..

Thanks again
Mick Claridge

iRacing Producer goes Mod Racing

Kevin Iannarelli is an iRacing producer but still finds time to race in the Modified Series

Racing America on Twitter: ““It’s one of my favorite tracks to race at. It’s always fun to go up there, they pack the place.” An @iRacing producer by day, Kevin Iannarelli still finds time for Modified racing. @WiscSpeedway // @KIannarelli27 https://t.co/wUgbOBteUF” / Twitter

So Much Slower 

Dave Cam tested the Audi GTE car with each of the drivers aids on and compared his speed with them off and compared the differences. 


Season 4 Schedules

Tyler Hudson posted in the forums that if the community wants to submit 2022 Season 4 track schedules and length of races please do so by Tuesday, August 2nd. Only schedules submitted with the template provided will be considered. Only community-based schedules please, not individual requests.





Cockpit Off-Center

Stef Georgeiou posted in the forums that since the latest updates his cockpit view is off-center and looking diagonally left.  Staffer Nicholas Bailey replied that he’s got the same issue when FSR is enabled. It’s something we are investigating.


Fifth to First

Driver Nick Sudik drove his Indy car from fifth to first in the Indy car series at Michigan International Speedway


Off-Road World Championship

Round 4 of the iRacing Off-Road World Championships was at Bark River with Cam Pedersen and Josh Fox winning their respective features.   After the 4th race of the season Keaton Swane, holds the points lead with 356 points over Connor Barry 11 points behind and Felix Roy 47 points back

Top five finishers from iRacing Off-Road Championship Series Round 7 at Bark River were as follows:

  1. #48 Cam Pedersen, 11 laps
  2. #58 Josh Edmundson, +0.868
  3. #21 Keaton Swane, +4.296
  4. #112 Alex Bergeron, +4.763
  5. #2 Connor Barry, +7.703

Top five finishers from iRacing Off-Road Championship Series Round 8 at Bark River were as follows:

  1. #12 Josh Fox, 11 laps
  2. #87 Tommi Hallman, +0.029
  3. #36 Christopher Plumley, +1.204
  4. #112 Alex Bergeron, +1.458
  5. #21 Keaton Swane, +2.260
  1. Keaton Swane, 356
  2. Connor Barry, 345
  3. Felix Roy, 309
  4. Josh Edmundson, 298
  5. Killian Dall’olmo, 294
  6. Alex Bergeron, 282
  7. Connor Parise, 266
  8. Jakob Rafoss, 257
  9. Cam Pedersen, 256
  10. Christopher Plumley, 245



Porsche Supercup qualifying

The iRacing Tag Heuer Porsche Supercup World Championship will begin July 23rd with 15 spots available in the services top road racing series


Texas comes to WoO Game

The Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track will be available in the new World of Outlaws dirt console game developed with iRacing 



Monday Night Madness

Daniel Morad’s Monday Night Madness has the pro trucks at VIR and let the insanity commence


Scan Memphis Soon

Nick Kneebon tweeted that iRacing needs to scan the Memphis Motorsports Park before it’s too late.



Knaus/Ottinger Teaming Up

Nascar Crew Chief Legend Chad Knaus will be working with Coke Series Champ Nick Ottenger in preparation for the Peach Tree Three Charity Race.

VIP Drawing

Steve Myers Tweeted that anyone who makes a donation in the next 24 hours will be entered into a drawing for an iRacing VIP account



Peach Tree Early Start

Greg West posted in the forums that the Broadcast Race Session will begin at 7:30pm eastern instead of 8:00 to accommodate being on the front page of Twitch



Podcast Housekeeping

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Qubic System QS 220 Review

The Sim Racing Garage reviews the Qubic System QS 220 PL Extended 4 Actuator System


25% Off 1 Yr Anniversary Sale

6 Sigma Sim Racing is holding a 25% off One Year Anniversary Sale



The Vomit-anator

The Macross Capsule is a motion simulator rig with the ability to perform 360 barrel rolls 


Cube Controls Comparison

Theoloop posted a YouTube video of a side-by-side comparison of the Cube Controls FPRO vs The Formula Pro

Theo https://youtu.be/5fZp62y70wA

Jordan Taylor’s Sim Craft Rig

IMSA Champion Jordan Taylor shows off his Sim Craft motion rig on his Twitter channel


Advanced Sim Racing Tour

The guys at Advanced Sim Racing took us on a video tour on Twitter of their new production facility


Sim Coaches Pedals

Sim Coaches posted another teaser of their new upcoming line of load cell pedals


SimMedal X-GT Wheel

SIMMedal’s new X-GT Wheel  has Customized button and knob electrical components have excellent hand feel with 9 buttons, 3 knobs that can be pressed as buttons, and 1 seven-way switch.  It also boasts a magnetic shift paddle with mute design and the clutch paddle clutch point is adjustable by the combination button for a total of 29 signal outputs


Fanatec got Sued

A simracer sued Fanatec for not honoring their warranty in small claims court and it was settled in his favor


NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Atlanta

  • Ellis –   p8 – ran top 10 top 5 all night got shuffled a few times – ended up doing gf stop near end, was p5 and ended up 10th after cycles – not sure what went wrong.
  • Spiker – P19, Started P3 Ran up front and one point Kyle, Tom, and myself we were running 1-2-3.  During our first “long run”, the car became looser, I dropped to the end of our pack of five.  This was when a lapper decided bup draft down the back stretch sending me into the outside wall breaking my RF.  While waiting for repairs, the same lapper takes out Tom
  • Sunday Open
  • Tom D – p1.  After a bad race on Friday night that saw me get crashed out by a lapped down car racing too hard with the lead card, I was looking forward to Sunday with a pretty good hot rod under us.  I qualified 6th.  Ran in the top 3 most of not all the race.  Lead 51 laps.  Got the lead on the second to last restart.  Had to fight off a GWC to capture my 2nd NiS win of the season and my 20th overall NiS win. Very proud

  • Sunday fixed 
  • Mike –p2 – Had a good race stephen and I in control much it running 1-2 on the outside mostly – at one point i pushed him in the trioval and he turned off my nose – i felt so bad as we were definitely in position to win. I went on without him and quickly got the lead – final lap they ganged up on me 2nd went onto the apron really low and edged me out.
  • Stephen – p 6 – Mike wrecked me but w 5 to go came from 20th to 6th
  • Tyler – P 15 – Solid race, played it safe by staying in the back. Saved enough gas to make it on one stop but a few cautions at the end changed things up. Had a lot of fun watching Mike and Stephen in the front. Was reporting from the back to help them keep digging. Overall just glad to be back in the sim after a eventful time away.

Race :  New Hampshire

Wed Fixed 

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p.
    • Ellis – p24 – i was hot garbage out there – quick on short runs but junk on long runs – got as high as 11th but then fell like a rock through long runs….
    • Tyler – p26 self spun 2 times. Got caught on pit road twice as I was trying to repair. Then a black flag for passing a car that did not go on the outside line. I started on the inside??? Not a good race at all. Too many mistakes on my part and not enough talent. Gives thanks to Mike for helping me improve rolling through the center and work on balancing my craft. 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p Started fifth first 30 lap run and got the third faded to six during pitched ops I got turned completely around trying to get into my box and ended up at the back for the next start. You’re the middle part of the race I got up there around 10 where I lost it once but was able to regain my track position flip in a wreck but stayed out regardless of the damage with 39 to go running ten. 
    • We had a bunch of caution and running the five or three to go for the final restart. Then some guy ran over some guy and took out a half dozen cars including me I could not finish the race

Official Series

  • Ellis – f2000 – Sebring- Spun out on lot four didn’t hear anything but then somebody ran over me DNF
  • Started p6 – ended up spinning off again dnf
  • Start p3 – ended up p4 after spinning on my own, a car came by and took off my left front – did a tow and a quick fix and went back out was p6 got to p4 first finish! But 9x out of 11x
  • Started p5 got p4 – had a spirited battle trying get p3, i got him on the last lap as i passed it appears we hit so as i approached the checker i slowed and gave him back the spot… checked the replay and it was netcode.

    • Nascar B-Open, New Hampshire – P10, Started P9.  For me, it was a good run.  One caution around lap 20 which allowed us to race the final 60 laps incident free.  This was Top Split, I gained some iRating.  The winner of the Race was 6K+

Nascar B-Open, New Hampshire – P9, Started P8.  This race was unusually terrible for my time slots.  80 Laps Scheduled, We ran 90, and 48 were under caution.  I had a P6 on the radar when under caution, the driver behind me made an abrupt left turn, clipping my right rear, sending me into the fence.  Car survived the GWC.

League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League –
    1. Joe – 15
    2. Greg p 3

Mike – p12 – ran as high as p2 in the early parts but as the race wore on got tighter and tighter – hit the wall a few times lost all my track position

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. Beach Bum


On the show today we will have a Nascar up and comer show us the way around Atlanta Motor Speedway, There’s more goodies coming from the Peachtree Three Charity race and well look at a sim rig most likely to induce vomiting. 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

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