1/18/2024 – Screen Size Matters – Episode 0418
On the show today, we will be looking forward to the Daytone 24 Hours and looking back at the Membership Site. The iRacing Coke Series Silly Season kicks off with some new changes and we’ll see how iRacing might be cracking down on cheaters.
RIP Membership Site
Ryan Douchette put his own touch in saying goodbye to the iRacing Membership site on his Twitter account
2024 FIA Motorsports Games
The third edition of the FIA Motorsport Games in Valencia, Spain, this year (October 23-27 2024) will feature a hugely expanded Esports programme with two gold medals up for grabs across two separate gaming titles.
Coke Series Draft
The iRacing Nascar Coke Series Silly season is under way with a few new changes in the series format.
BS + Competition joins as a new team. They announce Garret Lowe.
Team Conti has announced that their proposal to enter the series has been rejected.
Jim Beaver and Beavermotorsports are out after 5 seasons…
Nitro Circus Sim Racing Team joins as a new team. They announce Dylan Duval and Matthew Zwack
Spire Motorsports joins… They quickly announce Malik Ray and Casey Kirwan are signed. And David Schildhouse is the General Manager
RFK Racing announces Timothy Holmes and Collin Bowden
PioneersGG annouces Wyatt Tinsley returns and they add Graham Bowlin
2024 Contender is… INTERESTING! Top 20 no longer locks you into coke, top 30 just to have a shot to be picked in free agency! Imagine winning the contender title and getting stuffed as a backup driver the following season because 2nd-21st were more ‘marketable’ than you, Say a <team> guy wins the title and gets chosen in free agency. He could pretty easily sell his teammate who finished 30th in the points to them with some solid arguments. This GUARANTEES that at least one t20 driver doesn’t make it.
Sim in Your Real Car
Vern Klukas posted in the forums ways that his real world driving has changed since starting sim racing
Coke Series Document
iRacing posted in the forums the 2024 iRacing Coke Series Document that spells aout all of the info you ever need to know about the Coke Series
SRX is Still Coming to iRacing
Steve Meyers confirmed on Twitter that the SRX is still coming to iRacing, maybe just without all of the fanfare.
Darkhorse and New Camry
Steve Myers also announced in the Twitter thread that the new Mustang Darkhorse and the Toyota Camry Cup cats are already being worked on.
Worst (or Best) Crash Ever
Denverracingsim crashed his car in iRacing is a crazy motion sim that took him for a literal spin
iRacing with the Prez
President of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, J Douglas Boles, introduced the new Indycar partnership with iRacing and turned some laps in the sim!
Youngest to 10K
At 14 years old. Joel Smith became the youngest member of the iRacing 10K iRating club in asphaly oval racing
What’s in a Name
Kim Berry in the forums answers iRacer’s question of, “How do I change my display name?”
WoO Week 8
Alex Bergeron grabs fourth win of 2023-24 World of Outlaws Thrustmaster Sprint Cars season at Port Royal
Daytona 24 Week
Its Daytona 24 Week, the most highly participated event in Sim Racing, and Actrollvision relives one of the greatest saves of the event’s history
iRacing is recruiting for a Quality Assurance Tester
Catching a Cheater
D J Yee J speculated the new switch to the iRacing to the UI may have an element of preventing cheaters and the UI has better cheat protections
Max to F3
iRacer Max Esterson has linked up with Jenzer Motorsport the run in the 2024 F3 season
Lego Sim Rig
Fastlane Fans has posted on Facebook a Lego build of a sim rig
Road to Pro Schedule
Tyler Hudson has posted the 2024 eNascar Road to Pro Series Schedule
Stats for the Roar in ’24
iRacing posted the impressive stats from this year’s iRacing Roar
Greg West posted in the forums that the Formula Renault Series will end after this current season due to low participation and a modernized open wheel ladder system
VCO Grand Slam
The VCO Grand Slam will be kicking off this weekend with the Daytona 24 Hours, and iRacing has release the BOP
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Gomez Formula Pro Elite V2
Gomez Sim Industries introduced on Twitter their Version 2 of their flagship formula wheel the Formula Pro Elite and OverTake.gg got their hands on one
Boosted Media got their hands on a Motion Systems QSV 20 4DOF
Nick Ebyhas introduced the free 499Racing Dashboard that is built within Simhub
Soelpec Spectra XR
Will Ford at Boosted Media reviews the Soelpec Spectra VR Formua wheel
The SOELPEC Spectra XR is a feature-rich Sim Racing wheel with outstanding build quality which has quickly become one of my go-to wheels. With a 302mm diameter and 5″ Touchscreen Display, it is very well suited to Formula and GT racing giving quick and easy access to a huge range of inputs. At the price of €1499 (+ Shipping and Tax) it is in the same ballpark as the Gomez Sim Industries Formula Pro Elite and Cube Controls CSX-3 sim racing wheels. So there is some tough competition in this price range, and for this amount of money our expectations are high.
“I will put it up there with the best of the best…”
Quest 2 Price Cut
The Oculus Quest 2’s price was reduced to $249 for the 128GB unit and $299 for the 256GB unit
Nixon Motorsports swaps out his Fanatec DD2 with a new Simucube 2 Pro Direct Drive wheelbase on his Alpine TRX Chassis
Simucube 2 Pro Unbox
Danny Moffat unboxes the Simucube 2 Pro wheel base after boxing up his 2nd Fanatec to be returned
Bargin of the Century?
Dave Cam Reviews the Race Gear 3 pedal set
Ricardo Haptic Seat
Ricardo introduces their new sim racing seat with 14 individual metahaptics
Pinapple Grips has replacement grips for many popular wheel rims
Seperate ABS and TC
Bostjan Fujs asked David Tucker in the forums if iRacing will provide Traction Control Data for the Simagic HPR’s
Hey David, as I am looking to buy the Simagic HPR (if they will restock sometime), could you answer one question please, I was thinking about only using one HPR on the brake for ABS, as iRacing will not provide TC date for the HPR on the throttle. Will the support you are working on, support two HPRs independantly for brake and throttle? In this case I will order 2 HPRs! It would be great to know what is coming before ordering.
Thank you, Bostjan
I’m not sure where we will land. I have something stubbed into the sim but currently don’t have anything but wheel slip/ABS to drive these with. Ideally I would have time to add in traction to the mix, and possibly even separate things out per pedal, but I also have other projects coming up fast that will take me away from this in a few weeks. I would not buy anything based on what I could potentially do in the future.
Hori 7 Speed Shifter
Sim Racing Corner unboxes the Hori 7 Speed Shifter with Sequential mode
Alan Quan Reviews the VNM Wheel Base
Sim Facility Tour
Daniel Morad shows off his Sim Racing Facility
Podium 1 Racing
Lance Dusoswa reviews the Trak Racer 160S Sim Rig
Does more NM’s make you faster?
Third Wheel Exclusive asks if boosting the FF nanometers make you any faster
NASCAR iRacing Series
Thursday open –
- Justin- NiS Winter Series Update North Wilksboro, Open series i did a total of 2 races a P6 and a P2 really solid races, track position over tires was the key i think. In the Fixed series it was kind of a roller coaster. My first race I had a P26 made it to 20 to go with a 0x and got junked. The second Fixed race I did was a little better result, took the lead 30 to go and never looked back P1. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. At the end of the week I’m leading the Open series by 30 points and leading the Fixed series also by 3 points. Dover next week. I’m trying to get team Tifosi another NiS Championship. Wish me luck
- Supercars at Michigan posted Chris McGuire. winner, winner, chicken dinner.
- 87 at Talladega wrecked out
- GEN five at Daytona. Came from the back to finish P5 great race another couple laps I might’ve won.
- IndyCar at Indy nice respectable finish P10. The sticker on the outside wall that shows the Indy logo coming out of turn four is missing.
- Supercar at Michigan with John Curley. We were mixing it up in a huge pack of four and five wide green flags and everything but both get wrecked out at the end.
- 87 at Talladega got wrecked out at the end
- GEN 5 cup car at Daytona was running P2 with two to go when a lab car purposely wrecked the entire field.
- srF@Oran Park started P six finished P3 I’ll take it
- Pick up cup at Phoenix. P11
- Roar-started p17, finished p13 in class and p23 overall. Got some nose and rear damage on lap two from a stack up in bus stop. That hurt my speed on the oval. Drove up to p10 before first pit stop. Missed my pit stall so gave up a bunch of time. Short pitted second stop and double stinted tires because I did not need a full tank of gas try to jump some spots. Ended up looping it in the horse show. After that kept it clean till the finish.
League / Hosted Races
Winter Series League –
- Brad – p 19-Felt like I had good speed but ended up with some damage and blew the green flag pit stop by missing the commitment cone. Sat for 1:10 penalty and ended up three laps down.
- Greg – p poor pit strat
- David – p9
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- Screen Size Matters
On the show today, we will be looking forward to the Daytone 24 Hours and looking back at the Membership Site. The iRacing Coke Series Silly Season kicks off with some new changes and we’ll see how iRacing might be cracking down on cheaters. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast.
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