Episode 0354

10/27/2022 – Ka Chow – Episode 0354


iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics


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Show Introduction

On the show this week we will dive deep into the eNascar Coke Series Championship Race held live at the Nascar Hall of Fame with announcer Evan Posocco. We have lots of new hardware to check out including an new offering from Sim Coaches and a whole new pedal design from Simucube

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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Coke Series Championship 

  • Pole time to @BowlinGraham@bobbyzalenski P2. @swilson3_ P4. @CaseyKirwan23 P7
  • CAUTION! Alfalla, Novak, Bowden, Lowe and Mercurio involved!. Lap 1 ray alfalla dove it in there 3 wide and washed up and wiped out the two lanes above hard hard …
  • RESTART LAP 5: @BowlinGraham and @bobbyzalenski lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! @NickOttinger @MalikRayTTV, @CodyByus, @KollinKeister, @FemiOlat_, @MikeConti5,  @DonovanStrauss are all involved.
  • Ottinger and Boes get together on the restart, multiple cars involved!
  • RESTART LAP 10: @BowlinGraham and @bobbyzalenski lead the field into Turn 1.
  • LAP 11: NEW LEADER, @bobbyzalenski
  •  We finally get some green flag laps by lap twenty five we have bobby leahy clampitt bowlin kirwin
  • LAP 34: @MGuest33 is currently the biggest mover, +17.Both Guest and @blakereynolds66 are racing hard for the Team’s Championship. @JBeavereSports entered 18-points behind @SHR_eSports
  • 65 laps to go.P1 | P4 P5 | P6 the championship guys as they run
  • LAP 51: @KeeganLeahy runs 2nd.
  • CAUTION! @dylanault42 goes across the nose of @BriarLaPradd! Lap 52.
  • OF NOTE: @swilson3_ missed his pit stall, backed up, took 2 tires, and still jumped up to 2nd.
  • RESTART LAP 56: @KeeganLeahy and @swilson3_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! It’s the big one.
  • RESTART 50 to go: @KeeganLeahy and @swilson3_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Goes green dejong gets into the wall hard it stays green – 
  • Then upfront the championship contenders beating on each other – CONTACT! @CaseyKirwan23 and@BowlinGraham. 41 to go.
  • 46 to go: The #Championship4 are 4-WIDE!
  • While they fight for the title behind, @KeeganLeahy LEADS!
  • 30 to go – leahy leads kirwin bobby graham conti – wilson back to 12th after taking 2 tires – 
  • 25 to go – leahy maintains a 3 to 4 carlength gap over kirwin wi bobby just behind, 6 carlinks back is graham with conti right on him.wilson back to 18th
  • 21 to go conti bumps graham a bit trying to get by, but clampitt gets by on the high side to third , bowlin falling back its a race of bobby and casey for the trophy why keegan maintains the lead
  • 14 to go bowlin falling thru the field 9th now – 
  • 12 to go bowlin trying to get a caution bumped a few but it stays green
  • Bobby still digging on kirwin just 3 car lengths
  • 10 to go bobby falls back just a bit – they are all separated a bit – 
  • Final lap – keegan – kirwin – bobby – 
  • CHECKERED FLAG! @CaseyKirwan23 wins the @eNASCARCocaCola@iRacing Series championship!@KeeganLeahy wins the race!

Dale Jr. William Byron’d a Fellow iRacer

Brandon Kettelle shared a video via Twitter of Dale Jr. accidently running in the back of him sending Brandon toward the inside wall. However, it does appear to be after the checkered.


You Have Entered the Shadow Realm

iRacing posted on their Instagram page a car launching into the trees at Summit Point and entering a new dimension


Highlights of the Week

iRacing posted on their YouTube channel the highlights of the week


The Sim Racing Den

The Sim Racing Den is a channel  with video reviews of hardware as well as guided tutorials of  the website’s Administrator Sim Rig



Time For Next Seasons Schedules

<<These are just some examples of the many requests on all series for users to participate in building the schedules….>>






Euro Nascar on Ice

Parker Klingerman announced on a video that the Euro Nascar Series will be racing on ice when it begins it’s new season in Finland 2023


A New Texas, Somewhat Confirmed

Marcus Smith says that he is currently working with iRacing about the idea of doing a reconfiguration of Texas


Formula Renault 2.0 Taking Season Off

Greg West Posts:

After much discussion combined with looking at the data and what’s on the horizon, iRacing has decided to have the Formula Renault 2.0 take the season off for Season 1, 2023.

After that time we will reevaluate the future of how the car is used on the service.

As we continue to solidify our internal plans for future vehicle content , we will work to develop series options that promote the best participation across a variety of racing classes and disciplines.

We appreciate your understanding.


2022 Season 4 Patch 2 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

iRacing released the notes for the 2022 Season 4 Patch 2 Hotfix


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Thrustmaster T128 revealed

Thrustmaster reveals it’s long awaited T128 wheel


Two New Videos from Sim Coaches

Video One provides detail on some of Sim Coaches plug and play rigs.

Video Two, Lawrence goes into the origins of Sim Coaches and where he believes their headed.


REVIEW – Gomez Sim Industries GSI Formula Pro Elite Sim Racing Wheel

Boosted Media Reviews the Gomez Sim Industries and asks if it’s the best Sim Racing Wheel Ever?


Mantis FS2 | Formula Style 2 DOF Motion Racing Simulator

The Mantis FS2 is a 80/20 Formula style racing rig with 2 Degrees of Freedom motion



A New VR Headset

The MeganeX is scheduled to be coming to market in December


The Sim Racers Corner’s Review of the Logitec DD

The Sim Racing Corner review the new Logitech Pro DD Wheel


SimCraft shoes off their 6 DOF Super rig on the Mt Washington Hillclimb


PXN V10 Unboxing + Review

Geek Street’s YouTube page reviews the PXN V10 entry level force feedback wheel and pedals 



Intel vs AMD Test are Out

Techspot did a comparison of the Intel Core i7-13700K and AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Versus


Are the 4090’s too Hot to Handle?

Is the RTX 4090 GPU causing serious overheating issues.


Air Freshener Upgrade

Redditor JamesF890 made an air freshener that moves with the movement of the vehicle 



Simucube ActivePedal

Simucube made their big announcement  of an the ActivePedal system 



SGTL Pro Button Box

EPLab is takimg pre-orders on their GTL Pro Button Box 



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NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open: Homested

  • Mike  -16
  • Steve – Started 31st, slick track only 2 cautions. 1st Run was 45 laps, then caution on lap 63.and then another on lap 118 finished 9th gained another 57 irating

  • Saturday Fixed –

Steve – Started 31st, only 3 cautions finished 3rd gained another 86 irating

  • Sunday Open
  • Hall – p2,  needed 10 more laps to catch leader

Steve – P6, started 10th. Caution came out just after pitting, went lap down in 10th place. Raced for lucky dog and got it. Drove up thru field then caution came out with 5 to go.  Restarted in 11th place and ended up 6th.  Gained 74 irating, now at 1951.

  • Sunday fixed 
  • Mike – p16- got totally destroyed about lab 50 by a dive bomber who is cause 3 to 4 cautions in a row. 5 1/2 minutes damage. Interestingly, the car is still fast and I was able to March back up through the field. got wrecked again for another minute damage was at 6 1/2 minutes still got up through the field and actually lead some laps. Stayed out on one of the lake cautions to save a set of tires for the final caution but it never came so I faded back to pee 16.
  • Tom – 
  • Steve – started 20th. Got to 6 place then caught up in a crash and got a meatball.  Over 8 minutes of repairs.  Came out 27th and kept racing, my car felt great kept going and ended up 19th and only lost 1 iracing point.

Wednesday Open:  Martinsville

  • Hall – p7,   27 cautions for 135 laps, i had 18x but easily got back on lead lap, spent most of the race trying to just stay clear and not race too hard, and still kept getting caught up in stuff.  Wont be surprised if that’s my last run at Marty, just isn’t fun.
  • Spiker
  • Mike-pdnf. I was the first Caution two cars spun in front of me blocking up the track. I turned hard left to go around it and slam the left front hard into the inside wall broke the toe link so that it would be a long night so parked it.
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – p26.  I survived the first four cautions on the fifth one. I got spun by a blinker, and actually had no damage that I survived until the seventh caution where I T-bones, the guy real hard because the track was blocked. I had five seconds required and 440 optional stayed on the leadlap and then Caution Tan, I get involved in another huge wreck and break the toe link. Right around until caution 16 where I Spotify all drive to Michigan, but didn’t touch anything dial sitting at 14 x. Ride around in Village Caution 25 and I get collect it again and now I have a drive-through penalty. 

Official Series

  • Ellis – Skippy’s at RudsCoggin. Started P6 out of 13 by lap one I was up to P3 I eventually took the lead by lap three and lead the race until lap. Eight at halfway. When I spun through the fast corner by myself, I fell back to third and kept it until the end of the race and on the final lap I got to second. P2!
  • Start a 14 out of 19 lap one turn one a huge accordion check up I get both windows knocked off. I lived at home to P 12. 

Steve – Saturday Morning Qualified 1st, got caught a lap down pitting on green.  Got wave around Finished 5th. Gained another 53 irating.

League / Hosted Races

  • Ellis – Chris Maguire hosted supercars at Michigan started P 20 ended up P5. 
  • 87 cars and the ruf at Talladega. Mr. start at the midway. Caution ended up getting wrecked out.  

GEN five unrestricted at Talladega. https://twitter.com/TifosiRacing/status/1584032943697059840

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. Ka Chow


On the show this week we will dive deep into the eNascar Coke Series Championship Race held live at the Nascar Hall of Fame with announcer Evan Posocco. We have lots of new hardware to check out including an new offering from Sim Coaches and a whole new pedal design from Simucube. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

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