Episode 0355

11/3/2022 – Eight Minutes Required – Episode 0355


iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics


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Show Introduction

On todays show we’ll take one last look s the Coke Series Finale at the Nascar Hall of Fame, we see how the sim world reacted to Ross Chastain’s insane move at Martinsville and we are introduced to the next new car coming to iRacing.

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Coke Series Recap

Racer.com recapped the Coke Series Championship event held at the Nascar Hall of Fame


“It was really cool,” Kirwan said of Earnhardt Jr. presenting the trophy. “It was also awesome before the race even started Dale came up to all of us and chatted for a bit. He came up to me and talked about the stream and everything like that. It was cool for him to be there and come support it.

“Of course the trophy is really nice, he did a really good job on it. To have his name on it is cool and even after he stuck around, and we chatted with him. He took me and Rajah Caruth up on Glory Road and checked out one of his dad’s old cars, one of Richard Petty’s old cars. He even got me to hop into one of Petty’s old cars at one point which was cool. It was just cool to hang out and talk sim-racing and the event and everything.”

In addition to the trophy, Kirwan will also take home the $100,000 prize. He has no plans for the money just yet, but he did say his spotter, crew chief, and others who supported him will be getting a cut of the winnings.


One particular storyline from the event was the revelation of Zalenski’s severe scoliosis, a condition that he’s dealt with his whole life, never before something he’s felt the need to bring up as he’s competed for the title five times in the last six years.

“Something I never talked about was my condition because it’s never been relevant,” Zalenski said. “I was born with very severe scoliosis, so I had surgery about 10 years ago. It was like 200-degree curves in the spine, if I didn’t get surgery, I wouldn’t be able to be here racing for sure.

“My lungs will be squished because it just gets worse. I had surgery and the best I could do is two 50-degree angles. Some of the spine is metal nails and screws. I’m all patched up. With all that considered, it’s crazy that I’m doing this. I always wanted to be a NASCAR driver. It just wasn’t in the cards for me.”

Zalenski said it was only the second time that he’s ever flown on an airplane, opting not to travel to eNASCAR Media Day back in 2020 due to the condition. While it wasn’t the rig he was used to racing in, it was good enough to show the most speed in the first half of the title race and ultimately finish second.

The Hail Melon

Lots of reaction after Ross Chastain’s wall-ride to propel him into the final four at the conclusion of last Sunday’s Nascar race at Martinsville


BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh Coming to iRacing

iRacing announces that the BMW M Hybrid V8 LMDh will be coming to the iRacing servers in the near future



Series Updates: IMSA and European Sprint/Endurance Series

With the announcement of this car coming to the iRacing service, many have asked how we will implement it into our different series. 

Please note that these updates are upon the arrival/availability of the BMW LMDh and are not a guarantee of any specific release date*

European Sprint/Endurance Series 

Once available, the BMW LMDh will replace the LMP1 class as the top tier of this series. The Dallara P217 LMP2 and the GTE class will remain as is. 

iRacing IMSA/ IMSA Endurance

Once available, the BMW LMDh will join this series. In order to make room, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 will come out of these series. It will still be available to race in both the GT Sprint and GT Endurance Series. 

Anyone who has purchased the Porsche 919 or the Audi R18 within 90 days of the release date of the BMW LMDh will receive a $5 credit. Anyone who has purchased either car within 1 year of the BMW LMDh release will receive a $10 credit.


How to Gain iRating in NIS Martinsville

Jordan Werth made 100 pit stops in NIS yesterday, only driver with 0 incidents, and i kept gaining spots even after the race was over


Weirdest Glitch

Daniel Gray posted a video of a glitch in prediction of a disconnected driver going full throttling through us like a stream train


Coke Series Free Setup

Coke Driver Jimmy Mullins posted his Homestead Setup for free


Can’t wait for the new restart zones

Justin Monds can’t wait for the new restart zones to take effect after a horrendous restart in official races 


Wheels and Wrists

Alyssa Pelletier suffered a broken wrist when wrecked in a retaliatory incident in the Stock Car Racing League 


Special Event at Mt Washington

Christian Steenburgh posted fast time at the Race to the Summit Mt Washington special event.


Winter iRacing NASCAR Series


Starting November 8th, the WiNS (Winter iRacing NASCAR Series) will return for year 2!

This series will feature the 1987 Buick LeSabre, Ford Thunderbird and Chevy Monte Carlo in both Fixed and Open setup events following the standard NASCAR iRacing Series limited time slots. 


2022 iRacing Suzuka 10 Hours powered by VCO


Track: Suzuka International Racing Course

License – D 4.0 Road

Sim Date (Time of Day Setting): August 20th, 2022

Sim Start Time (Time of Day Setting): 8:00 AM


Warmup: 30 Minutes

Qualifying: 8 min/ 2 laps

Race: 10 Hours

Weather: Dynamic

Sky: Dynamic

Qualifying: Attached

Splits By: iRating

Team Event: Yes (minimum 2 drivers and maximum 16)

Drive Through Limit: 40 incs and every 20 after

DQ Limit: None

Field Size : 45

Cars (BOP to be added prior to the event)


Audi R8 LMS GT3


Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020

Ford GT GT3

Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO

McLaren MP4-12C GT3

Mercedes-AMG GT3 2020

Porsche 911 GT3 R

Good Luck and Have Fun!


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GRID Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Dash Review

Boosted Media reviews the Grid Porsche 911 GT3 Cup dashboard



NEW PRODUCT: Sim Racing Studio Hurricane Pro

Sim Racing Studio announced their new Hurricane Pro wind simulator is now available for pre order



4090 Heating Issue Solved?

Igor Lab poster a YouTube video where he’s claimed to have figured out why the Nvidia 4090 GPU’s are melting




WR1 offers their clean looking white V3 sim rig which is race ready with an MPI seat included



BENQ 27″ 240hz Monitor

You can now pre-order the BENQ 27″ 240hz Monitor perfect for a triple monitor setup


Active Pedal Aftermath

Simucube posted a video talking about their new Active pedal

I see this as a multi stage process.

  1. Let the user define a static profile for there pedals that lets them tweak the feel and throw of each pedal without messing around with springs, dampers, and stops.
  2. The pedal software grabs what car the player is driving from telemetry and let the player map a predefined profile to each car so the pedals change from car to car.
  3. Let the pedal software run canned effects based on limited telemetry from the games.
  4. Allow game developers to directly set there own profiles based on real life information from the car. The player should always be able to override this with there own profile if they so choose.
  5. Allow game developers to send high frequency effects to the pedals that play on top of the static profile. This would mirror part or all of the LFE/TrueForce effects so you can feel the engine vibrate and so on. This is a step above 3 in that it can be tweaked by each developer to better match the game or to use internal data not available to telemetry.
  6. Allow game developers to dynamically change the profile as time progresses. This is where we could add in brake fade by slowly moving points around on the profile.
  7. Go all in and allow the game developer full control over the pedal so they actively control the feedback loop.

Everything up through stage 3 is probably already implemented and mostly rests on Simcubes shoulders to implement for all games.

Stage 4 is not technically hard but it is a lot of bookkeeping to implement on the game developers side. We would need to dig up information about the physical pedals for every car we ever made and in a lot of cases we could not go back and touch the real car again to measure pedal force or throw if we don’t have that information. Going forward of course it is just a matter of coming up with a simple rig to test the pedals out and recording the profile.

Stage 5 is probably not that hard to implement. We have seen wheels moving towards high frequency effects for a while now, like the Logitech TrueForce effect. Once a game supports one of those effects it is relatively easy to redirect part or all of them on to the pedals. Adding it in at first is not trivial at all, but once you have it then it is easy to repurpose.

Stage 6 would allow us to model slow changing events such as brake fade or a loss of brake fluid pressure without having to fully implement a proper feedback loop with the physics like we do with wheels.

Stage 7 is the dream, but that would take significant effort on our end (and all other game developers as well) to implement. We would need to make a new dynamic physics model for the pedals and update it fast enough that we can accurately simulate motion in real time I’m not even sure it is 100% possible.

The big question is will this be popular enough that developers feel it is justified to implement. If the price is right I suspect we could see this really take off, but if the cost is closer to motion platforms than DD wheels we will probably be stuck at stage 3 for quite a while.




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Thrustmaster T128 Wheel Kit Review

Barry at the Sim Racing Garage reviews the Thrustmaster T128 wheel


Quest Pro Review

Road to VR reviews the new Meta Quest Pro VR headset


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SimCoaches and Simcube Direct Drive Bases

Lawrence from SimCoaches put out a video of why they use Simucube Direct Drive Wheel Bases on their rig.



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NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open: Martinsville

  • Stephen- broken toe line
  • Kyle – broken toe link
  • Tom – broken toe link
  • Mike- p10 – got involved in some wrecks that we’re not my doing including getting completely ass packed well after the Caution came out including getting spun around sideways and stopped for no yellow came out with over five minutes damage in three laps down. I waited for the lucky dogs and they eventually happened and I got to the leadlap.  Then I got the dreaded drive-through penalty on the first green white checkered on the second green white checkered. I got the Lucky dog so on the final restart just hold onto it from P 11 one guy got black flag do not put me to the top 10 I’ll take it after a very tough week.

Sunday Open

Steve – P 25th,first 38 laps not one green flag lap. I couldn’t take it any more.

Wednesday Open:  Phoenix 

  • Hall – p1, Started mid pack,  was slowly creeping up into top 10, then horribly missed my pit to go all the way back, worked by way back up eventually to 3rd.  On a restart leader spun tires, which cause a weird chain reaction that resulting in me not getting told by my spotter coming back on the track from the dog leg that it was three wide, plus net code and I get knocked down low, but gather it up in around 25th.  Then there is a big wreck right in front of me.  I’m creeping through it and still one of them rolls into my left rear.  1 min damage, fixed eventual.  I tell my self there still more time than the A open to race.  Caution comes with 62 to go and I say this is in my favor.  With 10 to go the leader is 3.5 seconds ahead of me.  But they fade hard on last 10 laps, I lead the last 5 and take 2rd win of season.  150th overall win

Wednesday Open:  Phoenix 

  • Hall – p1, Started mid pack,  was slowly creeping up into top 10, then horribly missed my pit to go all the way back, worked by way back up eventually to 3rd.  On a restart leader spun tires, which cause a weird chain reaction that resulting in me not getting told by my spotter coming back on the track from the dog leg that it was three wide, plus net code and I get knocked down low, but gather it up in around 25th.  Then there is a big wreck right in front of me.  I’m creeping through it and still one of them rolls into my left rear.  1 min damage, fixed eventual.  I tell my self there still more time than the A open to race.  Caution comes with 62 to go and I say this is in my favor.  With 10 to go the leader is 3.5 seconds ahead of me.  But they fade hard on last 10 laps, I lead the last 5 and take 2rd win of season.  150th overall win
  • https://twitter.com/TifosiRacing/status/1588025605374693377
  • Tom D – pretty much p4 all night, but got shuffled at the end.  
  • Stephen- p wrecked out
  • Mike-p1- started P 20 quickly made it up to fourth by the end of the first run then a long green flag run. I went to Short pit. The caution came out while on pit Road I was able to come back around and beat the leaders before they got off pit Road and maintain the lead marched on basically ran top three. Most of the night ended up leading the most laps. I really hard to fight for it at the end. One guy stayed within one second the whole way, but it stayed green and I took home the win! That’s my 87th career win. That’s four wins for me this year Bristol dirt, new Atlanta, Charlotte, Roval, and the Phoenix finale

Official Series

League / Hosted Races

  • Hosted – 
    • Ellis -Hosted. RUF and 87s at tally. Came from the back to the front then got wrecked on the caution came from the back to the front again was leading on the white and got dumped for the win.  P4.
    • GEN five at Talladega started for the back out to the front twice but got wrecked out near the end
    • GEN five at IRacing superspeedway starting 18. P4
    • Dw12 at Michigan really fun racing upfront three-way for the lead several labs in a row before we wrecked. 
    • Supercars that Michigan was in the lead pack going into green flag stops came off pit Road leading the race some fool who didn’t pit for gas runs out and decide he’s gonna block. The exit of pit laying onto the backstretch. Well it’s really only one lane why’d I tried to Sweek by, but it didn’t work, and he wrecked all the leaders
    • 87 at Talladega

Final Thoughts

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On todays show we’ll take one last look s the Coke Series Finale at the Nascar Hall of Fame, we see how the sim world reacted to Ross Chastain’s insane move at Martinsville and we are introduced to the next new car coming to iRacing. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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