Episode 0436

5/23/2024 – OsWeeeeGo! – Episode 0436

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we look at multiple new series announced by iRacing, check out the eNASCAR race from Charlotte, break down the numbers from this past weekends Nurburgring 24hr and preview the next special events happening. We meet another iRacing staff member, discuss some new hardware items and see who won a 24 hour endurance race and a Grand Prix all in the same weekend.

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..





Topics



In A Flower Truck?

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7JXGQEtbzD/?igsh=bmI2d2x4OHdqOHQz


The Pose!

https://x.com/iRacing/status/1792204997108904144


Can Max Go Back To Back?

https://x.com/iRacing/status/1792196392674369795


Nurburgring 24h…By The Numbers

https://x.com/iRacing/status/1792569540779319356


Coke Series At Charlotte

https://x.com/iRacing/status/1793098879778611354

https://www.iracing.com/garrett-lowe-wins-at-charlotte-in-closest-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-finish-ever



INDYCAR Pro Series Coming

https://www.iracing.com/indycar-buttkicker-iracing-pro-series-to-debut-in-september



FIA F4 eSports Global Championship Coming

iRacing and the FIA are launching a new esports global championship this September.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-and-fia-launch-inaugural-fia-f4-esports-global-championship



Oswego History

Charles Buchanan sent you a message

hey Mike! Long time listener of the podcast. I noticed you guys have mentioned Oswego speedway a few times but never talk to much about it, so I figured I would give a little history about it. It’s pronounced Osweeeeego. It’s a pretty unique track and very fast. It has an inside wall all the way around the track, which makes it hard to see ahead to the next corner. Both the inside and outside wall are made steel plate, which gives the track the nickname the steel palace. Each fall they hold a 200 lap supermodified race called the Budweiser international classic, which is the second longest running race behind the Indy 500. This year will be the 68th consecutive running of the race. The link down below is a video that gives a brief history of Oswego and supermodifed and there link to Indy cars. It’s an interesting video I think you and your teammates might enjoy it. I’ve heard rumors that iracing had scanned a supermodified, but have not heard any official from iracing. You guys talk a lot about splitting the oval license and think that if they were to do that this car would be a good car to fit the oval open wheel category as they run a similar to IndyCar type of suspension system with internal shocks. They are considered the fastest ashphalt oval car having 800hp and weighing 800lbs



New Pro Dirt Series To Be Announced



Sports Car Update From Greg West

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/62205/season-3-sports-car-updates



Staff Member Profile

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-staff-member-profile-vehicle-production-associate-christian-challiner



Streaming Struggles

Full time streamer Matt Malone has issues during his subathon.

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/1cu3ia6/matt_malone_was_banned_from_twitch/


If Only…

https://www.instagram.com/p/C6_XXbYKmtM/?igsh=c212MGQ2cG0zenE%3D


This Week In iRacing

INDYCAR iRACING SERIES
With the return of INDYCAR, the INDYCAR iRacing Series (Open Setup) predominantly follows the real world INDYCAR schedule. It will have full length races on road courses while utilizing amended race distances for the ovals during the 16-week racing season. The series returns for it’s sixth week of competition, this week back on the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a 125-lap event, utilizing the Dallara IR-18. This is separate from the iRacing Special Event scheduled for next week, the iRacing Indy 500, which will be a full 200-lap event in both open and fixed environments.

Schedule: Thursday, 01:00 GMT; Friday, 20:00 GMT, Saturday, 18:00 GMT; Sunday, 02:00 GMT

For more information on the INDYCAR iRacing Series -> CLICK HERE

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-may-21-27-2024



Coke 600

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-coke-600-special-event-2024



Majors 24 Is Just Weeks Away

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/62313/majors-24



Qualifying Is Only A Week Away

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61586/2024-indy-500-fixed-and-open-setup/p1

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-101-the-iracing-indianapolis-500




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Hardware/Software


The Ultimate Review

The Sim Racing Den reviews the Simucube Ultimate 32 nm wheelbase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFIZrCgZFQc


Oktane Designs V3 Pre-Orders

https://www.oktanedesigns.com/store/p/v3-sequential



Endurance 2 By VRacer

https://www.instagram.com/p/C7CI17oL7-Y/?igsh=N3FweGs1aGc2eHM%3D


4080 iRacing Benchmarks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zf-eqZspPKU


FA7 By Le Premium Box

https://www.instagram.com/p/C7OcRCCtEAP/?igsh=MWQ1Y293ZTQ2cnYzbg%3D%3D

https://lepremiumbox.com/products/fa7



Revolve DDU

Sim racing first round DDU.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1730377873/34in-revolve-round-ddu-multiple-gauges



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Wednesday Open – Charlotte 

  • Mike- Pdnf. Had a pretty up-and-down day. I kept getting loose and spinning out down into the grass and got spun at least once but with 30 to go I pitted under green and shoved it into the barrels and ended my race.
  • David – P14 I will find every way possible to get screwed out of a good result.  This time shoved into the pits during green flag stop causing me to speed
  • Justin – P rage quit
  • Greg – P wrecked out
  • Chris W – P 16. The team is fast. We were all Top 5 the first half of the race. I accidentally wrecked a teammate and it was downhill from there. Got some 4x bumps and hooked to give me a pass through. Finished P16 2 laps down.

Thursday Open – Charlotte 

  • Kyle- P My fingers Hurt P7 Started P4 and  just kept it clean. A couple early cautions then it was a 250+ lap green flag run and it was fun. The setup was solid and the car was a rocket. Fell to 18th due to strategy. Led a total of 12 laps and had a winning car. Became a fuel mileage race and had to slow way off the pace to save enough fuel to make it to the end. Got 69 (NICE) laps on fuel and ran out coming out of 4 on the last lap to finish on the lead lap in P7. I will take that all day long on a full length race.


Official Series

FIA F4

  • Ellis – at Bathurst 10th the fourth by lap one and then I got wrecked out in lab three when the track got blocked up on a blind corner

A Open

  • Brad W – P7 (Charlotte) Started p8 and ran in top ten all of the race. Was a ton of fun to be in the same split with teammates Justin and Tyler. We all ran way too hard the last run and guys that had saved tires ran us back down. Restarted p5 on GWC but got bottled up behind p3 on bottom and lost two positions. Will make my run at the Coke 600 on Friday night. 

IMSA

  • Brad – P5 (Indy Road-GTD) Started P5 and that is where I finished. Struggled to run consistently in the last sector. Wanted to give a shout out to class winner and podcast listener Cody McILwain.


League / Hosted Races



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 .” 

TITLE

  1. OsWeeeeGo!

Description

On today’s show we look at multiple new series announced by iRacing, check out the eNASCAR race from Charlotte, break down the numbers from this past weekends Nurburgring 24hr and preview the next special events happening. We meet another iRacing staff member, discuss some new hardware items and see who won a 24 hour endurance race and a Grand Prix all in the same weekend.

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

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 Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48

Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_

John Kerley –

Brad Wrenn – https://twitter.com/bradwrenn

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Episode 0435

5/17/2024 – Need A Band-Aid- Episode 0435

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we will take a look at Greg Hill’s loaded Season 3 Development Blog, preview some special events coming. Catch up on some great questions from the forums, answer the question… are sim racing injuries a thing? And we will attempt to tackle tons of hardware topics.

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..



Topics



Season 3 Development Blog

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1790412091406348688
  • iRacing Updates:
    • Recent release of iRacing Weather System after multi-year focus.
    • Continuous development with frequent patches, new seasons, cars, tracks, and features.
    • Acknowledgment of team’s dedication to maintaining balance and progress.
  • Observations and Focus:
    • Positive response to iRacing Weather System, maintaining 91% participation in wet sessions.
    • Increased participation in iRacing Sebring 12-hour event.
    • Plans to improve wet tire performance for GTP cars in Season 3.
    • Efforts to address stability issues and crashes related to video drivers and particle engine.
  • Upcoming Season 3 Highlights:
    • Introduction of two new Street Stock bodies.
    • Addition of two American-based GT3 racecars.
    • Inclusion of three new tracks: Circuito de Navarra, Sachsenring, and Oswego Speedway.
    • Improvements to vehicle dynamics, including rain tires and clutch variability.
  • User Interface (UI) and Web Initiatives:
    • Revamping UI for better usability and performance.
    • Introducing Driver Stats feature and improving lap charts and graphs.
    • Transitioning away from legacy members.iracing.com website.
  • Graphics and Rendering:
    • Plans to build a new graphics engine tailored to iRacing’s requirements.
    • Progress in modernizing core technologies while continuing to support current renderer.
  • Design and Web Initiatives:
    • Enhancing AI functionality and accessibility.
    • Overhauling UI for better navigation and user experience.
    • Improving update process for smoother installation and patching.
  • Career Mode and Audio:
    • Extensive work on Career Mode with new systems and advancements.
    • Ongoing re-architecture of core audio technology for modern features.
  • Ongoing Development and Upcoming Content:
    • Projects underway to enhance physics engine, tire model, and UI.
    • Teasers for upcoming content releases and improvements in various areas.
  • Discount Programs and Final Thoughts:
    • Tiered savings on content purchases and race participation credit program.
    • Referral program for earning iRacing credits.
    • Introduction of new one-time discount for first purchases.
    • Appreciation for community support and anticipation for future developments.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-development-update-may-2024



American Made GT3

https://twitter.com/FordPerformance/status/1790766337217769549
https://twitter.com/PrattMillerMS/status/1791076135452971053


Bottom Split Woes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61897/bottom-split-has-a-whole-new-meaning



Legacy Membersite Update

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/62065/notice-for-season-3-2024-summary-of-legacy-membersite-features-sunset



Hold My Beer…

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6ljjBxoXZu/?igsh=MWN5bzFsODRuYWw3cw%3D%3D


That’s Going To Leave A Mark

Dave Cam might need to go to the medical tent after this race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4oZm03s6Lc


iRacing Top 10 Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzUYKGVKx8w


Weekly Challenge Gone For Season 3

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/62112/weekly-challenge



Doesn’t Hurt To Ask

What are the chances of adding a checkbox allowing for a 3 wide start at Indy?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/532969/#Comment_53296



2024 Season 2 Patch 5 Release Notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/62145/2024-season-2-patch-5-release-notes-2024-05-14-03#latest



So…Which Race Has Priority?

https://www.instagram.com/p/C686T5jMwC7/?igsh=NXowbWN3dHByem5i
https://twitter.com/SCUDERIAFEMBOY/status/1789696417574904218


How Do I Find All My Wins?

Michael Sparks asks on the forums for a way to list all of his wins?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/62003/list-of-wins

Mike has 211 wins overall, last win September 2023…



It’s Race Week

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-nurburgring-24-special-event-2024



Qualifying Will Begin Soon

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61586/2024-indy-500-fixed-and-open-setup/p1



Ferrari Esports Series Is Here

https://twitter.com/FerrariEsports/status/1784856035917795481



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Hardware/Software


CAMMUS C12 Review

Sim Racing Corner reviews the Cammus C12 DD Wheelbase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu952lqJRas


Added Immersion

Scorps03 shares his DIY Sim Racing Curtains.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EDEsxqn6AY


Who’s Rig?

Here is a great add-on for your rig from Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1273890681/country-flag-nameplate-custom-lightbox?load_webview=1&bid=NS0ClmU_fcEQWMul3WPt_nmfPPJG



LG 48-Inch Ultra Gear OLED Monitor

https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-48gq900-b-gaming-monitor



Cheating?

Is having haptics on your pedals cheating?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Eq13NcWi4o


Wheel/Rim Display

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BR4HCPV?ref_=cm_sw_r_cso_em_apin_dp_1XVW4SCFS9HQCPV16DWT&starsLeft=1&skipTwisterOG=1



Very Presidential?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0M9P_sqQnM


Collaboration Produces…

https://www.instagram.com/p/C6onvvDLg7S/?igsh=MTVoYm1kcmQ3aXNuag%3D%3D


VPG Sim’s PX80 Hub

https://www.instagram.com/p/C6qqkG5tTpl/?igsh=YTd4Y21xOXk2azk%3D


Must Watch If You Are In The Hunt For A DD Base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvBrsTHwbYk


Sim Abuse?

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C6tIG4GPWhK/?igsh=MXZ3YnV5aDJ3NGx6cw%3D%3D


A DIY Wireless QR For EVERY Base And Wheel

https://twitter.com/DanSuzukiTV/status/1789642861845123222


A Little Smoke

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7AtrOlxKkm/?igsh=MTg0YzVrYjZxZWN0ZA%3D%3D


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Darlington

  • Mike -P 13 early on I had a bad run on a long run. I got doored a few times, ran the tires off with the lap down after green flags finally caught a caution and then got a wave around. Got another caution and worked my way up I’ll take a top 15 but I was running 30th.  
  • Justin – P
  • David – P11, Got turned early cause guy behind didn’t account for cars stacking up in front of us.  He did own up.  Then benefited from long green flag run with pitstop, moved from 31st to 16th when caution came out with 30 to go.  Survived the wreck fest that followed
  • Chris Waldron-P4. Started dead last with computer issues. Stayed out on old tires to get track position. Late in the race several leaders sped on pit road. Missed a few wrecked to bring it home P4. 
  • Brad – P13 Made some changes to the car after Wednesday night but went way too far and the car was very tight on longer runs. Very frustrating race as guys spent most of the night blocking runs. Was caught up in a late race spin but got back to p13. Glad that I had the p5 from Wednesday to fall back on.

Sunday Open- Darlington

  • Mike- P 22. Ran the tires off in a long green flag run pitted from about dead last on a green flag cycle and the caution came out right after I lost two laps struggled for a long time eventually got a wave around and a lucky dog after a great lucky dog fight And from there just for cautions on short run so I could move forward, but really didn’t get them
  • David – P13 top split, benefited from long run speed and other people not surviving
  • Justin -P wrecked out


Official Series

IndyCar IRacing Series

  • EllisP17 got his highest fifth but ran the back half of the top 10. Up until around halfway, where one of the leaders was lapping me and tried to go around the outside and clicked me and I got mad and rage quit.

FIA F4

  • Ellis – P14 At ledenon – qualified P5 out of 20. Got up to second and was chasing down the leader when the guy in third ran over the back of me and took me out p14

B Open

  • John -P23  Awful. Just awful. I was in a high split I had no business in. Two guys rear ended me and spun me out. I had no chance.

Draft Master

  • Kyle P1 After 6 attempts and several top 5’s I finally got my win. Started P9 and couldn’t make ground and was just stuck for 12 laps. Finally a wreck happens in front of me and I squeeze by. And just head for the lead. Held the lead and with one to go I knew I was not in a good spot. Off of turn 4 lap car up against the wall and P2 swings out. So I decided to squeeze him up high knowing he would have to lift for the lap car or run it into my door and he came down and lost control and I squeezed out a P1.

IMSA

  • Hall – P 2 at SPA
  • Brad – P7 in GTD Class (WetaherTech Raceway). I like this track but have never been able to put an entire race together at the track. I finished about where I thought I would. Car had decent pace but never enough to contend for a top 5. The race did not split so the iRating disparity was very large.
    • P6 in GTD Class (Indy Road) Started p7 and made a few mistakes on lap one. Got settled in and was turning great laps until the faster classes started coming through. Get very frustrated especially at this track with the lack of concern for slower class cars. Was pushed off track twice because drivers can’t hold their line. Felt like I had more speed and should have gotten a top 5 but there is always another one.




League / Hosted Races



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 .” 

TITLE

  1. Need a band aid.

Description

On today’s show we will take a look at Greg Hill’s loaded Season 3 Development Blog, preview some special events coming. Catch up on some great questions from the forums, answer the question… are sim racing injuries a thing? And we will attempt to tackle tons of hardware topics.

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

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 Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48

Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_

John Kerley –

Brad Wrenn – https://twitter.com/bradwrenn

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Episode 0434

5/9/2024 – Sign My Shaft – Episode 0434

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we look at the continuing Fanatec story and the probable outcome, get more stories of Sim2Reality racers. Discuss recent changes coming to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, take a tour of a $250,000 sim center, find out what streamer Matt Malone has planned and is it time for iRacing to split the Oval license like they did the Road?

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..





Topics



NASCAR Gen 4 Follow Up

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1786433134713549220

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/528254/#Comment_528254



Sim Hub Race Lounge

The Sim Racing Den visits the Sim Hub Race Lounge in Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfF9JPoR2V4


More Sim2Reality News

https://twitter.com/RacerMcGee/status/1787075505755160873


Your Next Super Hero…..

Huge update and news from Matt Malone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSdjRs8M4f8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heJxdiydLA0


Too Many Tracks In iRacing?

DJ Yee-J asks the question..Is iRacing adding too many tracks?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPQAfZEzF54


iRacing Driving School-Chapter 1

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?app=desktop&list=PLqZLBOpI5JFKQBrhCnOQHRCfm1aVY3wo4&si=6fzGWpYfxdAA6sR9&fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTEAAR1mp-RUxI7WsFulrdXdbZxUjtoPECGIqx5o9JTO9tiQq2adgHCHkNMFYAA_aem_ATHZ9A6SGZ6023ZxScRty3nkDiBNDFjoMBis0uiHtMhk1vktuoxftDo2iXmQO0DY7y_Ae9kwEBuAtxY45vRKz7i1


Sim2Reality News

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1787574071741292660

https://www.fiaformula3.com/Latest/eorq4X2ily6P0CwY0Tb3V/from-sim-racing-prodigy-to-formula-3-rookie-the-story-of-max-esterson



Added Scrutiny To eNASCAR Qualifying

https://www.enascar.com/news-media/2024/05/08/introducing-qualifying-scrutiny



Talladega Dreaming

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1788021299098370483

https://www.iracing.com/dylan-duval-breaks-eight-year-drought-with-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-win-at-talladega/



Bumper Gate To Be Addressed

https://twitter.com/CaseyKirwan95/status/1788023008310825009


Is It Time?

Kneebon 5 suggests that it might be time to split the oval license up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CsoI-fPZ9o


Show Me The Stats

Bryan Greener has requested that the now retired road license still be available to view in the UI.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61690/request-to-show-retired-road-stats-graph-in-the-new-sports-and-formula-graphs



But We Weren’t Done

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61681/white-checkered-halfway-through-race#latest



Apex Racing Simcenter Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6rdSGBUuH8


Sim Racing On Display

https://www.instagram.com/p/C6mEc7gr3Im/?igsh=MThjd2duY2FxcHoxbw%3D%3D


World Of Racing

If you are in California or Kansas, you need to check out World of Racing.

https://www.worldofracing.com



iRacing Staff Profile

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-staff-member-profile-media-producer-cory-vervynckt



RIP Scott Kulavic – Admin at KMA Racing

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/2LhKkcd9-fQ

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-ease-funeral-costs-for-beloved-father?member=34189761



Happening This Week

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-may-7-13-2024



Nuerburgring Takes Center Stage

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61017/2024-nuerburgring-24h-presented-by-extreme-sim-racing/p1

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-nurburgring-endurance-championship-2024-round-3



Are You Quick Enough To Compete?

https://twitter.com/FerrariEsports/status/1784902870271193326


It’s Almost Indy Time

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61586/2024-indy-500-fixed-and-open-setup?utm_source=community-search&utm_medium=organic-search&utm_term=/p1




Podcast Housekeeping

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The Soap Opera Continues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yzKhpf0wzk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI6qQWNXufI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0l5Nu1t1S4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXSlTIezz3g


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Kansas

  • Mike -P6- got wrecked in the first caution I had nine minutes damage rolled around dead last on the lead lap forever as we got closer to the end I had 2 1/2 minutes damage left and with all the green white checkers I just kept working my way forward and somehow ended up P6
  • Justin – P25 was in the mix near the end, but got stacked up on the final restart and wrecked
  • David – P
  • Chris Waldron-P 9. Did not race as aggressive as Wednesday. Finished with a 70 lap run and was one of few cars that topped up under caution. Had 1 lap of gas left. P9
  • Kyle -P P10 started P10 just had a meh race. Couldn’t keep it off the wall throughout the race and bounced from the top to 15th. Last 23 lap run I raced my way up to 3rd and just couldn’t keep it up there. Solid P10 finish and another 0x race. That makes 3 in a row.
  • Brad – P4 after starting p15. Race had its ups and downs but after early damage from getting involved in someone else’s mess I was able to play the fuel strategy, (topping off with one to go)over the final run to grab a top 5.

Sunday Open- Kansas

  • Mike- P17– drove from the back to the front at least twice but on the last run, I just couldn’t do anything. I guess I ran my tires off or something, but faded basically
  • Chris- P 9. Trying to find balance between saving tires and running fast. Stayed out with the team on a caution with 6 to go P3. Was spun saved it, brought it home p9. NEW iraiting high 3169. 
  • David – P same shit different day, wrecked early
  • Brian C – P4
  • Chris – P 9
  • GregP4 – Started P33 Not Enough time to get the win
  • TylerP2 final restart team Tifosi was lined up 1,2,3. Faster car was coming. Tyler couldn’t quite hold him off. They touch each other down to the grass coming to the line. Tyler finished P2.  -shoved down to the grass. Should’ve pushed him into the wall to take the W. Odd how similar it was to Sunday’s race with Larson winning. 
  • Kyle P P10 Started P19 and just marched to the front. Got collected early in a small wreck. Got damage fixed and fell to 25th and on the restart just drove through the field up to P3 but at the cost of my tires. I fell back to 15th and just decided to save after the next restart. And brought it home P10.

Sunday Fixed-Kansas

  • Mike- P wrecked out. I hit the wall too hard and got into somebody and they came back hard into the wall too much damage to continue rage quit.
  • Adam – P4

Wednesday Open – Darlington

  • Mike- P16– had a pretty good ride except for one bonehead who kept wrecking everybody, and I kept getting knocked to the wall and sent to the back and lost my track position but yeah, what a loser. I called and told him you have a bad reputation because he’s a, but that’s the truth.
  • David – P17– same shit different day, wrecked late
  • Justin – P whatever, never fell back from the top 5 all race. Ran the leader down to his bumper on 3 different occasions and the yellow decided to come out every time. I was really confident I was the fastest car on the track after 30 laps. Got junked 2 different times in the final 3 laps. I couldn’t have done much more. I should have won. Try again next time i guess. Still need to work on things
  • Tom Pwrecked 
  • Tyler – P10. Wrecked early and damaged the right front wheel. No caution so went a lap down. Nursed the car till a caution came out and got the lucky dog. Hung in and battled a tight car but managed to pull out a top 10. 
  • Brad – P5 after starting p21. Made some big changes to the car after running A Open. Really tried to focus on hitting my marks and racing the track instead of others. Had two long runs that set up some short runs to the checkered. Was able to avoid the mess and grab a top 5.
  • Kyle P P27
  • Chris W – P 19. 10th with 15 to go and got slammed into lap after lap getting 12x in 3 laps. A wreck gave me a drive through penalty with 4 to go. P19…. Can we fix those bump x’s iRacing?

Thursday Open-Darlington 

  • Mike- P 18 ran like crap. I kind of went the wrong way on the set up and was just garbage off. Turned to spun down to the inside about two or three times and this was struggling at one point even lost a laugh and got a lucky dog, but brought home about where I deserved p 18.
  • Justin – P19 got wrecked in the beginning, got all the damage fixed, then got caught up in a wreck at the end. Luckily I was a high number car where I still gained ir.
  • Tony – P6 not bad for just Putting the rig back together in its new home. Probably slapped the wall about 150 times had a good long run at the end


Official Series


FIA F4- ELLIS

  • Ledenon- qualified P6

A Open

  • Brad W – P17 (Darlington) Was very comfortable (I thought) heading into the race. Realized very quickly that all the practice I did by myself did not apply to race conditions. Really struggled keeping the tires under the car. Made some changes that were not good and the car was horrible. Had a late race restart and took tires but the top 8 did not. Big wreck coming off turn 2 ended the night.


League / Hosted Races



Final Thoughts



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On today’s show we look at the continuing Fanatec story and the probable outcome, get more stories of Sim2Reality racers. Discuss recent changes coming to the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series, take a tour of a $250,000 sim center, find out what streamer Matt Malone has planned and is it time for iRacing to split the Oval license like they did the Road?

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Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

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Episode 0433

5/2/2024 – Lift To Live Another Day – Episode 0433

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we will discover some must have apps and items for sim racing, see a teaser of future content from Dale Jr, discuss some big news from Fanatec, learn about a forgotten sim racing champion and find out what Max Verstappen does as a distraction from Formula 1 racing.

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.



Topics



I’m Back!

Is the recently ousted CEO actually the Fanatec savior?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxkxMslTWXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWOlwjBcVvo
https://twitter.com/ReneSellmann/status/1785272609858347226
https://twitter.com/ReneSellmann/status/1785272609858347226


Even A World Champion Needs A Challenge

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C558Y5GOB-E/?igsh=cTVjMGp5ODE3emNx


A Forgotten Champion

DJ Yee-J takes a look back at the career of Kevin King.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TGF8_J5x90


If You’re In Texas

A new dedicated sim racing location has opened in Texas.

https://www.oasissimracing.com



What Do I Need To Tweak?

DJ Yee-J shows you how to make adjustments to the fixed setups.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEEYuvI1yQw


Dirt Racing

iRacing’s Tyler Hudson gives an update to his outing at Greenville Speedway.

https://twitter.com/tdhudson001/status/1785344542582943954


iRacing’s NOT Top 10 Moments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNMyeo7PZuA


iRacing Around The World

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1785739674494943498


Inside Or Outside…You Choose

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61504/nascar-choose-rule-in-game



Are You As Consumed With Sim Racing?

https://www.tiktok.com/@pgeppl/video/7358710108769045792


Patch 4 Release Notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61530/2024-season-2-patch-4-release-notes-2024-05-01-02#latest



Coming Soon….

Dale Jr teases a scan screenshot of two 2003 era NASCAR Cup cars.

https://twitter.com/DaleJr/status/1786031276220195134


Fan Fundraiser

Sunday May 5th, you can check out Tony Kanaan’s sim garage and help raise money for a good cause.

https://twitter.com/MattMaloneTV/status/1785776993394405776


This Week In iRacing

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-april-30-may-6-2024



Two Weeks Away

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61017/2024-nuerburgring-24h-presented-by-extreme-sim-racing/p1




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Hardware/Software



1:1 Sim Racing NASCAR Chassis

https://www.facebook.com/100063719102093/posts/939113931555902/?mibextid=QwDbR1&rdid=gjiS28Qiu1huY5q5



Is This Your Ultimate Wheel?

OC Racing reviews the Ascher-Racing McLaren Wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2eZ4_xt0vg

https://ascher-racing.com/int/shop/mclaren-lenkrader/ascher-racing-mclaren-artura-ultimate



Two Months Later….

Random Callsign gives us an update on his move to a huge TV for sim racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xXL2MPoPoo


How Many Of These Do You Have?

He says top 5 but I only counted 4?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uqh9dhM09k

velcro

gloves

iflag

rev light bar



TR8 Pro Racing Simulator From Trak Racer

https://trakracer.com/collections/simulators/products/tr8-pro-racing-simulator-1



Worth It?

Sim Racing Den asks this question about the Simucube ActivePedal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLRVA9ZBxe8


The Rig Is Complete

Sara Nocchi’s rig is complete and she gives you first impressions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dKcY5jvr2g


$45k Simulator?

Sim Coaches installs a $45k simulator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgwBOcX_OBY


How Many Of These Apps Do You Use?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqPCxBl6ifU

Crew Chief, iOverlay, Race Labs, On Screen Spotter, Blind Spot Detector, Sim Hub, Fuel Calculator, Sound Shift, Yellow Flag Detection and FOV Calculator

Links in Video :

https://ioverlay.app/
https://racelab.app/
https://thecrewchief.org/
https://www.simhubdash.com/
http://nspace.hu/soundshift/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Dover

  • Mike -P had a good run going and on a restart bonehead in front of me spun his tires and hit the wall. I slowed down so I didn’t pass it on the left and the guy behind me push me past the start finish line causing me a drive-through black flag penalty took me forever to get the lucky dog, but I eventually did, and then about 30 to go got absolutely destroyed by some guy footing me to the wall
  • David – P something bad happened, don’t remember
  • Chris Waldron-P 16. Struggled all race fighting the car loose. Figured out how to drive it and was flying. Missed a big wreck that took out David Hall. Spun crossing start finish to end up 16th
  • Kyle -P P-4 Started P6. Ran a solid race from start to finish. Went 52 laps on the first run and held a top 5 and then caution lap 115 and got to the lead and held it for 10 laps. Ended up slamming the outside wall and had wheel damage and the car was FFUUUUUUCCCKKKED. Was able to catch a few cautions and fix the damage and then we were back on the hunt for a top 5 and walked away with  P4
  • Bobby- P3, led the most laps at 72, had the fastest lap of race, and I smacked the wall coming to white, but if I didn’t I would likely be wrecked
  • John -Pwrecked out early 20. Got wiped out by a guy who came up on the back straight and gave me 8 minutes of damage on lap 3. That put me dead last, P36. Team mates told me in chat to stay in the race Great advice because it gained 16 spots. I was as fast as the leaders the rest of the way, but no way to catch up that far. Down. I could have easily been a top 5 car if not for the miscreant that crashed me. The guy who did it is a known wrecker and took out a lot of cars throughout the course of the race. Gotta look out for those guys.

Saturday Fixed- Dover

  • Mike- P 13 was running pretty good until I got wrecked a few times. I had over three minutes of damage. I got it fixed got up to about this and then some guy doored me to the wall and I finished P 13
  • Justin – P wrecked out and then got a passing under yellow and then rage quit
  • Tom – P got wrecked out early got the repairs done and finished

Sunday Open- Dover

  • Mike- P4- I had a speeding on pit Road but was able to recover ran the back half of the top 10 most of the day we started the final restart on third, but the leader got a good restart and I didn’t have anything for him I’ll take a nice top 10
  • Chris- P22. got caught in an accident and forgot to pit that ended up losing a lap eventually got a wave around. After that…. You name it I hit it..
  • David – P wrecked a couple times, the last one was a doubly lapped car coming back on the track trying to pit and wiping me and the leader out.  Had uncontrollable incidents every time.  I’m out of the division hunt unless 5 drivers have a large series of unfortunate events
  • Justin -P headed for tires on a green run and ended up speeding on Pit Road and rage quit
  • Brian C – P put it up front on a longer green run for tires, but it didn’t play out well P 11
  • GregP4 Story in final thoughts
  • Kyle P2  Started P7 and just kept in the top 10 for a ⅓ of the race and marched my way to the front leading 21 laps. Final restart with 18 to go I was the leader and held the lead for 4 laps and just could feel I was burning up the tires with 2nd place right on my bumper. SO I backed off and decided to run behind him hoping he would burn up his tires as we drove away from 3rd place. Couldn’t find the grip I needed to make a move on the leader so settled for a P2.

Sunday Fixed-Dover

  • GregP4 – Story In Final thoughts

Wednesday Open – Kansas

  • Mike- P drove up from 16th to the top 10 pretty quickly. Towards the end, we had a long green flag to the end and I was too short on fuel and basically peddled it that entire run to be able to make it. I literally ran out of fuel at the line. I fell back to finish P 14.
  • David – P7, got 24 seconds of damage in a mid race wreck.   One of those guys everyone on the team calls out, scratch that, everyone on the server.  He was being over aggressive, I let him go, he turned himself 5 laps later and I can’t get around.  But the final caution was right on the edge of the fuel window, I saved well under caution and benefited from the long long run to go P 7
  • Justin – P last, i think we made it 16 laps. Teammate Tom and I came up on a wreck and Tom hit the car into me, not Tom’s fault at all. Just unlucky 
  • Brad – P26 – Too mad to want to explain….but I will. Put in the wall early, fight back from 34 to p3 only to get a passing under yellow with 5 to go because a wrecked car is supposed to get their spot back. iRacing needs to fix this!
  • Kyle P P9 Started 18th and just did my best to avoid the 3 and 4 wide in the beginning of each restart. Kept it clean and was on a different strategy then most and was trying to make it with pitting as little as possible. Held the lead for 8 laps and just couldn’t hold off the fresher tire cars. Stayed in the top 10 and once the run went long the car came to life on the highline and I started gaining ground on the cars in front of me, but I just ran out of laps and wheeled it home a P9 and 0X. 
  • Chris W – P 18. Car is mad fast. Got caught up in a wreck while P6. One restart was spun avoiding a wreck. Went a lap down pitting for repairs. Got the lucky dog and drove from 26th to 18th in 4 laps. I smell a first NiS win this week.

Thursday Open-Kansas 

  • Mike- P was moving forward ripping the top and top split up until lap 36 where a guy almost spun ahead of us and we were all going around him except for one particular individual who ran out of talent and basically wrecked several of us I ended up with a blown engine. Dnf. 
  • Justin – P20, had decent speed, I have things I need to get better on. You gotta be in the first couple rows on the last restart or you’re going to get wrecked.


Official Series

IndyCar IRacing Series

  • EllisPP4!!! IiS at Barber!!! Let’s go!!!! started like 15th I got to eighth on lap one and just kept working my way forward. What a great race, no mistakes really.
  • Tom- P14– got hit from behind
  • Greg- P6

FIA F4- ELLIS

  • At road Atlanta qualified P4 out of 21. Had a good battle for second and third place, but I finally prevailed and pulled away, but then made a mistake and spun out and then later spun out again and fell back to finish P6.

A Open

  • Brad W – P17 (Kansas) was running in the top 10 till getting caught up in a wreck. 8 minutes of repairs stayed in it for SR.

B Open

  • Greg – P8 (Kansas) Was first race in the car and loved every moment in it.




League / Hosted Races



Final Thoughts



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  1. Lift to live another day.

Description

On today’s show we will discover some must have apps and items for sim racing, see a teaser of future content from Dale Jr, discuss some big news from Fanatec, learn about a forgotten sim racing champion and find out what Max Verstappen does as a distraction from Formula 1 racing.

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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 Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48

Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_

John Kerley –

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Episode 0432

4/25/2024 – Nine Elbows Up! – Episode 0432

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we get an update on the state of Fanatec, review the hotfix patch for the week. Look ahead to upcoming iRacing special events, see how the eNASCAR series handled the high banks of Dover Speedway. Discuss the price model of iRacing and what should warrant a track rescan and see what it takes to find speed when qualifying for the Coca-Cola eNASCAR Series.

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..



Topics



iRacing 101

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-101-the-nascar-iracing-series-and-other-year-long-series



Multiclass…..Oval Style

https://www.tiktok.com/@iracingofficial/video/7359655234450263338?lang=en


Changes To The Glen

https://twitter.com/ConnorZilisch/status/1783498758451327231


Release Notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61008/2024-season-2-patch-3-hotfix-1-release-notes-2024-04-19-02



Stats Galore

Check out the NYOOM website for your iRacing stats created by fellow iRacer Ryan Bey.

https://nyoom.app

https://nyoom.app/search/95577

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/522950/#Comment_522950



Staff Member Profile

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-staff-member-profile-production-associate-jake-poulin



Real Enough?

A video posted by IMSA comparing a real life lap around Long Beach vs a lap in iRacing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7dLt56LF9o


New Aeroscreen For Indy Car

https://twitter.com/marshallpruett/status/1781335791807168846


More UI Issues

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61127/series-stats-not-working-90-of-time



Coke Series Qualifying…Hack?

A post from Coke Series driver Michael Guest shows a replay of what he has to do in order to lay down a quick lap in qualifying.

https://twitter.com/MGuest33/status/1782946775290065302


eNASCAR Rolls Into Dover

https://twitter.com/ENASCARGG/status/1782941995691876816

https://www.iracing.com/steven-wilson-scores-wild-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-win-over-minter-and-honeycutt-at-dover



Penalty For Salas Post Dover

https://www.enascar.com/news-media/2024/04/24/salaspenalty



Can You Decipher Emojis?

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1782515000034078940


Winner, Winner…

Ty Majeski scores first win of 2024 in his iRacing sponsored late model.

https://twitter.com/TyMajeski/status/1782424092576030742


Price Model

Matthew Wise posted a poll about the current pricing model of iRacing.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60950/iracing-pricing-model



Another Re-Scan Request

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61023/summit-point-needs-a-recanning



Too Much Grip

A forum post by Jared Carr suggest that the Xfinity cars have too much grip.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60063/too-much-grip-and-shattering-record



Creventic Endurance Series Returns

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-creventic-endurance-series-at-mugello



This Week In iRacing

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-april-23-29-2024



Nurburgring 24H Is Coming

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/61017/2024-nuerburgring-24h-presented-by-extreme-sim-racing




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Hardware/Software


Updated Statement From Fanatec

https://twitter.com/fanatec/status/1781414236775727138


Failtec?

Fanatec’s stock shares have tanked….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx5s193iFpo


Pimax Crystal – Light

Is the new Pimax Crystal Light an affordable high-end option for PC VR?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRQdpsFSxZA


SimLab XP1 Review

Dan Suzuki reviews the SimLab XP1 pedal set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VbFKu8rMAU


SG Racing Pro Shifter Unboxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBXdKgMODdA

http://sg-racing.co.uk/shifters/http://sg-racing.co.uk/shifters/



Cooking Sim Style

A FaceBook post from Dwight Allen shows off cooking an egg on a Simagic base.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Simagicofficial/permalink/1552420185321086/?mibextid=K35XfP



Having PC Issues?

https://twitter.com/blakereynolds66/status/1782947062322979051


Soelpec  Wheel Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuBJDqBKV1g

https://soelpec.com/products/soelpec-spectra-xr?sca_ref=6010545.Kj9i02skxf



Ricmotech Minimite Review

The Sim Pit reviews the Ricmotech Minimite DD Wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_ie5GrNsBU


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Talladega

  • Mike -P3– had a pretty clean race, got to the front, stayed there in the top five basically saving fuel once I got to third it was a triple bump draft and we were able to keep a gap on the second group. There was only six of us in the front group and coming to checker I went low and I didn’t really have any help so I finished P3
  • Justin – P16, qualified 2 had damage lap 10  took the whole race to fix
  • Chris Waldron-P 13. Green the last 42 laps with 41.5 laps of fuel. Ran out at restart zone and coasted to P13. I feel like Harry Gant.  
  • Rochette – P15 typical dega got blacked flagged for too many Xs just before the 1 of 3 GWC. Couldnt serve the pass thru 
  • Kyle -P4 Started P3 and bounced around the top 10 for the first 70 laps and even led 14 laps. Fuel Strategy just went to hell in a hand basket about and had to solo pit under green for fuel. Came back out P20 and was less then 2 seconds from going a lap down when a caution came out Thank you for saving me Tony. Then the cautions flew and I got tangled up in one again between the wall and another car giving me a meatball. Fixed the required and about 2 minutes of the optional and just hoped that more cautions would fall and they did. I ended up fighting my way up avoiding the big one and on the final GWC I restarted P7 and then with a hurt car I was able to draft my way and avoid a wreck at the tri Oval for a P4.
  • Greg – P wrecked out in the fence and the wheels wouldn’t turn
  • John -P3. Great run at Tally. Pitted under green with 20 to go. Was in P10. Came out of pits P8. Had a restart with 8 to go and I thought if I stayed in outside lane I could make some moves. That lane just stalled, so I went to the inside lane on the last lap coming out of turn 4. As soon as I did that the outside lane started to move. Figures. The guy in P1 spun before the line and I moved up to P3. If I had stayed in outside lane I would have gotten P2. But I’m thrilled with a podium finish any day.

Sunday Open- Talladega

  • Mike- P28– got wrecked out with damage and never could catch a break after that horrible race
  • Chris- P 6. 75 lap green flag run to end the race. Spread out with green flag stops. With one to go was 5 seconds from leader. Somehow they wrecked and finished 6th just .2 from the win.
  • David – P
  • Justin -P15, 0x until 20 laps to go and they went crazy couldn’t survive
  • Tony – P12 made a sweet ass 360 spin recovery by 2 cars wrecking and hitting me on the white
  • John – P20. Oddest plate race I’ve ever been in. Pole sitter slowed on the green to drop to the back. Why would you put in a good qual if you want to be in the back? For 35 laps we had a 10 car breakaway. The guy who was on pole was in the second pack and complained about it even though he intentionally dropped back there. This gives you an idea of the brainiacs we had in this one.  13 second lead on the second pack. One lap from the green flag stops when the 1st or 2nd place car went below the yellow line and crashed coming into the tri-oval. I missed it, but from there on out the race was awful. I think a lot of drivers were running the fixed setup. That caused a lot of separation and the slow cars were adept at blocking instead of letting fast cars go by. I got caught up in other peoples’ messes twice. Just bad racing by most of the field.

Sunday Fixed-Talladega

  • Mike- P wrecked out. Got intentionally wrecked from behind, lost my cool jumped out of the car and looked at the replay and lost a lap. Then later I was just in the middle and some guy was pushing me into the guy in front of me and I turned him and I got mad and rage quit.

Wednesday Open – Dover

  • Mike- P18– had a good race going and got involved in a wreck that was really not my doing on lap 80 with nine minute damage down on horsepower and everything was running pretty much dead last but with the attrition was able to finish P 18
  • David – P !!!!
  • Adam- winner winner chicken dinner
  • Brad – P4 – Started p8 and drove in the top 10 all race. Worked my way into the top 5 during the long runs as the car had really good speed. Was able to run down the leader multiple times. Last long green flag run I ran way too hard and burned the tires off and fell back to p4. First GWC had me starting in p3 and with a great start was able to get under the leader coming to the line to take the white flag. Caution came out and that put me back to restart in p2. No traction on starting on the outside lane and was doored coming off turn 2 by the guy who led most the race but was throwing haymaker blocks and had turned a guy making a clean pass earlier in the race. Fell back to p5 on the last restart and was able to get by p4 and bring it home. Had the yellow waited just a few more seconds coming out, I would have had the win. So close……
  • Kyle P PISSED OFF ran a flawless race Q7 ran top 3 for the first run of 37 laps and then kept it in the top 10 after the restart. Ran until a meatball for tires just as a caution comes out while leading on an 82 lap run. That forced every car from 11th on down to be stuck a lap down. Went into tire saving mode and fell back to 6th and just before I was wrecked I was making ground on the cars in front of me and pulling away from the cars behind me. I was set for a top 3 finish, even possibly a win. Ran another 40ish laps in P6 and then coming out of 4 P5 bounced off the outside wall over driving the exit and instead of hitting the brakes, he just stays in and came down into me and slammed me head on into the inside wall ruining my race. PSA when you wreck, slam on your brakes to avoid avoidable wrecks with other drivers.

Thursday Open-Dover 

  • Mike- P8 was running between fifth to 15th. We got a longer run and I ran the tires off and was fading. Finally caught a caution during the caution. I got a meatball for the right front tire going flat. Later on Pitt Road I had to dodge you guys that was sideways and ended up speeding, but was able to quickly recover from that penalty. Then on a restart with 30 to go from night somebody wrecks I get hit and have a meatball. with five minutes of damage my race is pretty much over. With some late restarts, I was able to rally the P8.
  • Tony – P10 had top 5 car all race. A bunch of cautions than over 100 laps green. For 1st time ever I blew a tire with 5 laps to go while in 6th :/


Official Series

IndyCar IRacing Series

  • EllisP I ghosted the Thursday night race for practice. I found Steve and Dale Junior on the Queen Mary boat out in the ocean.
    • Ran the race on Saturday night and wrecked myself out. I barely brushed the wall and it took the wing off and two corners later I plowed hard hard into the wall. Dnf.

A Open

  • Brad W – P9 (Dover) Started p9 and really had a fast car. Was able to drive up to just outside top 5 and ran there for most of the race. Ended up with a late race restart with about 20 to go and got a bit tight fighting for p5 and lost 7 spots. Had a GWC and drove back up to p9.

IMSA

  • Brad – P5 (Long Beach)-Super challenging track as everything happens so fast. Had great pace and ended up with nose damage from a back marker about stopping in the fountain complex. Was able to stay about 1 second ahead of 6th place almost the entire race. GTP unfortunately lacked all respect for GTD class as it was constantly dive bombing into corners or attempting passes in really bad areas.




League / Hosted Races

Hosted- 

  • Ellis-Dallara Dash at Phoenix p3! I cut the dog leg just to hair and had a slow down penalty
  • Justin- 87’s at the rock for jr charity P21


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 .” 

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  1. Nine Elbows Up!

Description

On today’s show we get an update on the state of Fanatec, review the hotfix patch for the week. Look ahead to upcoming iRacing special events, see how the eNASCAR series handled the high banks of Dover Speedway. Discuss the price model of iRacing and what should warrant a track rescan and see what it takes to find speed when qualifying for the Coca-Cola eNASCAR Series.

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

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

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Episode 0431

4/18/2024 – Alabama’n Slammin – Episode 0431

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

On today’s show we will re-cap the latest Season 2 patch, get an update on another sim2reality opportunity, go behind the scenes on the audio side of iRacing rain, a public service announcement for oval racers and if money is no object for you, we have some hardware for you.

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..



Topics



Audio Development Blog

Greg Hill takes us behind the scenes for the sound side of racing in the rain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH_i_ABPaeA


Still Not Fixed!

https://twitter.com/IveBeenTimMoore/status/1780032147568357388


Road America Re-scan?

Jared Junkans has a poll in the forums asking if iRacing should re-scan Road America?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60618/road-america-re-scan



Public Service Announcement

https://twitter.com/TeamContigg/status/1778804452238954592


And The Winners Are…

https://twitter.com/racingprodigy1/status/1778835786726527181


Photo Shoot Setup

If you have ever wondered how those great screenshots are captured by iRacing.

https://twitter.com/iRacingAlex/status/1780275141085155516


How Does Max Do It?

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4oT4g7PJXH



Season 2 Patch 3 Notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60732/2024-season-2-patch-3-release-notes-2024-04-16-04



Leaving On A Jet Plane

https://www.eventim.de/noapp/artist/adac-simracing-expo/?affiliate=WVE&utm_campaign=South+West+Vision+&utm_source=WVE&utm_medium=dp&referer_info=laurencedusoswa



How About You Watch The Road

A forum post from Aaron Voegele points out the high numbers of track crews on the road courses.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60650/the-track-crews-are-invading/p1



Sim2Reality Follow Up

https://twitter.com/MattBussa/status/1780599299765936613


Top 10 Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFmbBWQKFrA


Road America 500 By The Numbers

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1779933218722009431


Rockingham 508

Race against Dale Jr, Layne Riggs, Parker Kligerman and Carson Hocevar while supporting the Dale Jr. Foundation.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60226/race-against-dale-earnhardt-jr-parker-kligerman-carson-hocevar-in-this-upcoming-87-race



Nurburgring Endurance Championship – 2024 Round 2

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-nurburgring-endurance-championship-2024-round-2



What Is Happening This Week…

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-april-16-22-2024




Podcast Housekeeping

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Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Simsonn Steering Wheel Unboxing

Sim Racing Corner unboxes a new wheel from Simsonn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMy21vtRI9Q

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256806033883317.html



MPX By Grid

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5qVzrFLvw3/?igsh=aWtxcXZpcmZ4ajZ3

https://grid-engineering.com/en-us/products/grid-mpx-sim-racing-wheel



Avoid The FOV Police

Let’s Go Race reviews the GETAIL steering wheel extension that can help you achieve that perfect FOV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rokgTBndQYc


Enough Motion?

Alan Quan reviews the Sigma Intergrale DK6 Motion System.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL2S9qZH2Ic


Enough Buttons?

VI-CWBB Simracing Button Box from Velocitas Imperium.

https://velocitasimperium.com/products/vi-cwbb-project



Might Need A Loan

If you’re looking for a full carbon fiber simulator,

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5byhwRShbD/?igsh=MWdoZzc2cnI5Ymh2eA%3D%3D


Keyboard Mount

An Instagram post from Sim Sport Gadget shows off a mini keyboard mount.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C54xldANTNq/?igsh=MWo0NW5xd3gyNTRkYg%3D%3D

https://www.amazon.com/Rii-Bluetooth-Keyboard-Smartphones-Mac-Black/dp/B07T13GLY3



Realism… At A Cost

The Sim Pit reviews the Pro-Sim Quaife Srquential Shifter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKzDzbOxRAk

https://www.pro-sim.co.uk/shop/sequential-shifter/



Sequential… On A Budget

Sim Racing Corner reviews the Moza SGP Sequential Shifter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVXnYapBSqI


Simucube Unboxing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-zqtZ2Lpvc


Overhated?

DJ Yee-J shares his thoughts on the Velocity One from Turtle Beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnWlcKK7l0Y


New VR Headsets

Brice Boivin shared some information from Primax about two new headsets coming.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60707/pimax-announced-2-new-headsets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvd8SVGKH6U


Yes, You Can Print These

3D printed grips for Fanatec formula wheels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t881jVJSkCE

https://cults3d.com/en/users/DrAlanQuan/3d-models



Delta Sim-Tech Wheel

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5TCHnvhc8T/?igsh=ZW5pdmR0dmMyaXht

https://www.deltasimtech.com/products/delta-evo



Uniflex Elite-V2 Released

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5yUvrbNCHM/?igsh=MWFvYWwxdWwwOHFseg%3D%3D

https://www.zenssimwheels.com/product-page/uniflex-elite-v2



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Texas

  • Mike -P13- and the back half of the top 10 most of the night fairly uneventful tried to drive to the front on the last 20 laps but ran my tires off in 10 and then faded
  • Justin – P12, qualified P11. Just got in a wreck early and trying to manage damage and my IR loss
  • David – P if there is a wrecking car its gonna land right in front of me
  • Chris Waldron-P27 – having pc issues. Started in the back and it was hard to pass. Wrecked with 3 to go running P16.  
  • Rochette – P15 started 5th. Lap 1 i scrapped the wall and a guy in my inside decided He wanted to hug me and wrecked. Another 30 laps later 2 cars decided they wanted to hug in front of me and with nowhere to go and got caught up in the embrace. after getting all my damage fixed before the green we ran 104 green til the end. That was nice after month and half of trash racing 
  • Kyle -P4 started P7 Marched to the top 5 after about 20 laps and then just stayed up in the top 5 all race long. Had a race winning car except I pushed it to hard on the last run of the race and just used up my tires way to soon. I’m back to running more races and working on my race craft as I can tell I am a little rusty after taking some time off and running a limited amount of races over the last few months.
  • John -P21  Got caught up in the lap 1 wreck Tony Rochette was in. Lot of damage so I just limped around for the remaining 132 laps.
  • Brad – P15 after starting p18. Car was very different from the A Open I ran and looking back at the weather it was a large swing. The wind was very challenging as well. Ran mostly mid-pack the majority of the race. Did have a long green run to start and went the wrong way on adjustments as it was all short runs after that.

Saturday Fixed- Texas

  • Justin – P8, had to fight for this top 10, i didn’t qualify that was the problem you need clean air at this track tough to move through traffic and save your tires

Sunday Open- Texas

  • Mike- P.9- really struggled this race with speed. I hit the wall too many times it was a bit slow but somehow someway got a top 10 I’ll freaking take it.
  • David – P got disconnected as he was taking the lead
  • Justin -P34, qualified like shit so i was in the back with the squirrels, they ended my day early. My fault need to qualify better
  • Tony – P16 Another long run race where just hit that stupid ass front stretch wall for some right front wheel damage which killed the car on the long run. Texas sucks
  • Brian C – P2
  • John – P19. Stayed on the lead lap. But I just can’t keep speed at Texas. No matter how careful I am with the tires they just fall to pieces after 15 laps. Leaders seemed to keep up speed no matter how long we stayed green. I like this track but am baffled by it. 
  • Kyle P-15 started P20 and just couldn’t get the car to rotate like it was Wednesday and Friday. Also tried to play the tire saving game and I tried too hard and just gave up valuable track position and time.

Sunday Fixed-Texas

  • Mike- P15- I probably got a little bit better than I deserved. I sucked out there and made a lot of mistakes.
  • Justin -P4 qualified 3rd. Stayed top 5 just about the entire race, came down to a couple late race restarts couldn’t close it, I’m finding out restart are a flaw in my craft. Something to work on.

Wednesday Open – Talladega

  • Mike- P wrecked out on lap three by some bonehead who took it for wide. The replay shows I’m right in the middle lane. I didn’t fluctuate it all. He just was shoving it in there between the middle and the bottom and he eventually ran over me and turned me.
  • David – P 3  Pushed the winner to the lead, but got to hot on last lap and it broke up our tandem.   He blocked the outside run real hard and I survived the calamity to come home 3rd with no cars around me.   Really needed this as Its only shot I get this week….I have a performance gig out of town.
  • John – P10. Fairly uneventful race. Only one caution. Did have a first on this one. In a four car line with 5 to go. I was third in line. The guy second in line had been pushing the guy first in line for several laps. Apparently, the second guy overheated. He blew up right in front of me, i rear ended him, and got a 4X. Kept going though. 
  • Brad – P4. Had a very long green flag start and over time the packs broke up. Was getting ready to pit under green when we had the second yellow. That started the wrecking that lasted until the end. Was able to work way to the front but was shuffled out a few times. I don’t think I am aggressive enough at these tracks. Was collected in a late race yellow that caused some damage but not enough to slow the car. Two GWC and restarting on the bottom I just tucked up behind the car ahead and avoided the spinners. A p4 here is good for me. Finally back above 3k in iRating.
  • Tony there i was minding my own business 20 laps in when all a sudden out of nowhere 2 cars on the outside doing the Alabama’n Slammin to where my bubble was penetrated. Felt used and abused after that one. 
  • Kyle P15 started P3 and just kept it clean for about 25 laps. Got sandwiched  between the wall and another car and got wheel damaged and the car wasn’t the same. Fought to stay in the top 10 the last 20 laps but got freight trained out of turn 4 on the last lap and fell to a P15.

Thursday Open-Talladega 

  • Mike- P11 got to the front early and we had a 39 green flag run until the first caution restarted P2 after that. Continued running top 10 after that green flag stops again pitted from seventh came out second and then immediately a caution with 13 to go. Second ago. I get to leave with another caution to go. Made some bad moves on the restart and it did the 11.
  • Justin – P30 ran up front ¾ of the race in a really stout field. Around 10 laps to go i ran out of talent and gave a guy a bad bump ruined my race. Upfront to 30th. I need to work on pit road entry under green flag stops. I always lose my pack.


Official Series

Imsa – Ellis

  • Road Atlanta 89% chance of rain in the Cadillac.

A Open

  • Bobby – One finale gwc, whole field wrecks, I drive from 20ish to 4th, I have to stop and let cars completely trashed catch up and get their spots back, dropped from 4th to 12th
  • Brad W – P8.(Talladega) Mostly a race of trying to keep the car clean and not get caught up in the big one. Just not my favorite style of racing.
  • Mike. Wrecked out. Made a good move up to middle all three wide.  I also learned that you at the back of the pack you’re gonna lose the draft.  Tuesday night I tried it again P 18. I was just making bad moves. I kept getting hung out to dry. I got in a couple different wrecks with a little bit of damage. Just not feeling it this week at all.
  • Kyle Started P1 and led about 20 laps and then got wrecked and had to repair the damage and fall a lap down. Lucky dog came about 40 laps later and I was able to march up to P18. Had a top 5 car before the wreck ruined it for me. Think it’s time to go back to open wheel cars. And prepare for the Indy 500. We’re drinking the proverbial milk this year.

B Open

  • John – (Tally) P10. Started in P6. We ran the first 39 laps under green. Inside line decided to pit on that lap and the outside line where I was decided to pit on lap 40. Coming off turn 4 on lap 39 everything looked good until the guy  in P2 decided to pit FROM THE OUTSIDE LANE!! He smacked P1 on the right side and a big one ensued. I had 2:45 optional that took the next two cautions to fix. I started P20 on our GWC. Going into tri-oval on last lap the cars in front got into the big one. I dodged the mangled cars, pick up 10 spots and got a P10. Those first 39 laps were about as good as you can have at Tally. Most people were patient and didn’t take chances. There were a few 3 wide fools, but very orderly under until Mr. Oblivious tried to pit from the outside lane. 
  • Brad – P17 in top split (Texas). Car was better than where I finished. Had two long runs with green flag stops. Car was super loose on the long run. Had to use the high line on both ends to avoid wrecking. Was running in the top 10 with about 15 to go and had a car come across my nose through the tri-oval after racing hard for a few laps. This spun me through the infield and wound up finishing p17. He apologized after and it was just hard racing.


League / Hosted Races

Hosted- 

  • Ellis-Chris McGuire hosted supercars at Michigan winner winner chicken dinner! I’ll take the win! Be moved to the middle lane on the white and ran up the middle to get the lead and was able to win it
  • Ellis-Then starting at the back 87 at Talladega worked my way to the front in position for the win but I’m just short about 10 feet at the line. I finished P3, a nice podium.


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 .” 

TITLE

  1. Alabama’n Slammin

Description

On today’s show we will re-cap the latest Season 2 patch, get an update on another sim2reality opportunity, go behind the scenes on the audio side of iRacing rain, a public service announcement for oval racers and if money is no object for you, we have some hardware for you.

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

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Hosts:

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 Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48

Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_

John Kerley –

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Episode 0430

4/11/2024 – Wasted Away In Martinsville Again – Episode 0430

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we get a sneak peak into iRacing’s NASCAR 25 console game’s brainstorming session, find out if the Martinsville races were any better than Richmond. Share with you how to take a deep dive into your iRacing stats, review some exciting hardware and if you like rain…iRacing has a new series just for you.

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..



Topics



NASCAR 25

Steve Myers shares who has been part of the NASCAR 25 brainstorming sessions.

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1777370234359361950
https://twitter.com/ljustshatmys3lf/status/1777374257682493561


Single File Restart

Sean Peleg shared on X about the drivers from the Sunday NiS Top Split all agreeing on a single file restart.

https://twitter.com/Jacob_W_Klein/status/1777320714187497823


Great Data Website

If you are looking for a great way to see your overall stats and where you stack up against all iRacers.

https://iracingdata.com/



Pick One

RFK Simulator only has two choices….

https://twitter.com/RFKracing/status/1777730353815224566


Was It Really That Bad?

We discussed Richmond last week and it got no better this week at Martinsville.

https://twitter.com/KarmaMJO/status/1777669982215659987


New Partnership

https://www.iracing.com/universal-technical-institute-and-iracing-partnership-to-enhance-nascar-mechanic-technician-education/




iRacing 101

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-101-ranked-versus-unranked-racing/



2024 Porshce TAG Heuer eSports Supercup Final

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1776704524612174005

https://www.iracing.com/sebastian-job-secures-2024-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-championship-at-monza/



Not A Hobby?

Seth Lea started a discussion on the forums about sim racing being a hobby.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60327/why-isnt-sim-racing-a-considered-a-hobby-anywhere



Across The Pond

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series went to Brands Hatch for their first road course of the year.

https://twitter.com/ENASCARGG/status/1777872584756830601

https://www.iracing.com/zalenski-adds-record-extending-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-road-win-at-brands-hatch/



This Week In iRacing

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-april-9-15-2024/



Anyone Surprised?

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1777396383206473894

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60447/new-series-rain-master#latest



Vintage Racing Time

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59686/2024-road-america-500-powered-by-simucube/p1

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-road-america-500-special-event-2024/




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Hardware/Software


Too Much?

32 Nm…. Do you need that much power?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca3lEcmv14k


Coming Soon

A video posted to Instagram shows off the Home Revolution 3.5 cockpit from Gamestul.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5Q4CqaCP0-/?igsh=cXFqdGlzbjBmeTN3


Take It From A Pro

Daniel Morad shares his Simucube Active Pedal profile that matches his real world Mercedes GT3.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5OFhVYr4nS/?igsh=eDNzMjc0ZmM4NmVq


DIY Steering Wheel

Dan Suzuki reviews his DIY Pokornyi Engineering wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUGO5Q7SpOk


TK Reviews

Tony Kannan reviews the Simucube Active Pedals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNNV5e4MiAc


Conspit Hub

Conspit shows off their new H.AO Hub.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5R7db0SNSu/?igsh=M3pweWVpaTViZHlx


Spotter Pack Update

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=833768508766987&id=100064015361749&mibextid=QwDbR1&rdid=i7ZcotzbWefVvhnR



New Wheel Review

Shawn Cole reviews the new EVO 32R Leather wheel from Thrustmaster.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwXJPv6L294


A New Simagician

Former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello is now part of the Simagic family.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5XuHfmNvx0/?igsh=cm9qejJhZW4yOHgz


Bundle Time

A great company combo will soon be available again.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5YgembOshK/?igsh=Ymxua3h2d2V4b2d3


How Many Degrees Of Motion?

FrexSim took to Instagram to show off their F1 mocked up cockpit with 6DOF of body and 2DOF head motion.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5cZRiZPvSE/?igsh=enhpYjQxMTIxOTAy


Formula 1 And Playseat

Introducing the Playseat Formula Intelligence F1 edition cockpit.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5cjD1rNwBQ/?igsh=MWYyd2t0cGR3enJxOQ%3D%3D

https://www.gamesmen.com.au/playseat-formula-intelligence-racing-cockpit-f1-edition



Best For Sim Racing

Dan Suzuki shares what he thinks is the best CPU for sim racing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0coZ2WyrnKw


GT-X2 Wheel Review

Boosted Media reviews the new Cube Controls GT-X2 wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDEsVCSRJM0


Handcrafted

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5ilvj4Nh6F/?igsh=eDFvcXR6MDZxemR3
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5ilvj4Nh6F/?igsh=eDFvcXR6MDZxemR3


Build Time

Walk through the Trak Racer TR160S build with Sarah Nocchi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaperdKRbc0


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Martinsville

  • Mike -P15- pretty uneventful race ran top five most of the race on the final restart. I was third coming to the white. I spun down low on my own and screwed up finished P 15.coming to the white. I spun down low on my own and screwed up finished P 15.
  • Justin – P
  • David – P 18 sloppy race, and I made one of the mistakes.  Shifted into 2nd.  I think I was just so worried about not getting run over I moved ahead in my brain to the corner entry and down shifted into 2nd.  That is what essentially put me in the muck.  Then I just got dumped.  Guy said he didn’t mean to, and explained that I “diamonded” the corner.  But as Greg said, it’s up to the guy passing to pass safely, and after looking at replay he over drove the corner as he started sliding up before he hit me.  But that’s just what is acceptable these days.  That being said, the apology still helps, as everyone makes a few mistakes here and there, I made one big mistake in this race.
  • Chris Waldron-P7. What a crap show. 22x, 25 cautions, that was…. Not fun
  • Rochette – P 27

Sunday Open- Martinsville

  • David – P9  top split, was about a 15th place car but capitalized on others mistakes 
  • Justin -P22 nothing really much to say, just couldn’t stay out of trouble people kept hitting me eventually a meatball
  • Chris – P 18. Was 6th with two to go and was turned  

Sunday Fixed-Martinsville

  • Mike- P3- pretty uneventful. Got as high as second, but never could get to the lead lots and lots of caution.
  • Justin -P2, qualified 7th stayed in the top 5 most of the race. Had the right strategy, I couldn’t capitalize. Wasn’t proud of my driving there. At the end I used my bumper a little too much. I didn’t wreck, nobody just got them a little more sideways then I planned. I would have been pissed if it was me.

Wednesday Open – Texas

  • Mike- P12- had a real bad first run. I ran the tires off of it when I pitted. I was at 13% around halfway. I was flying through the field. David Hall went to Pete in front of me. He lingered on the track a little more than I had hoped and I actually tried to go underneath him as he was going onto Pitt Road and totally ran over him four minutes damage.  Ended up a lap down and even though I was third in line for lucky dog I got the lucky dog on a caution and was able to capitalize that and get it back to P 12. 
  • David – Pdnf. Ran behind on a green flag pit Stop by Mike Ellis.  
  • Justin – P3, ran a good race stayed up front most of the race. Just really came down to clean air who ever had it was the fastest. Kinda slow on the short run kinda quick on the long run. I just need to learn how to drive it on the G/W/C
  • Tyler – P4. Top 5 baby!!! Finally recovered some SR and IR as the race stayed green for a while till the end. Felt great to finally have space and race. Competitive with a chance to win. Huge thanks to the team for help with strategy and the Podfather Mike as spotter at the end. Best part was I was car #3 Doin’ it for Dale!!!
  • Brad – P SCREEN FROZE

Thursday Open-Texas 

  • Mike- P15 started towards the back but missed a couple big ones with some luck and skill and drove it up to as high as P6 before I hit the wall pretty hard on my own and damage the car about 30 seconds but lost my speed fell back to 13 then a longer run ended up doing a green flag stop and the caution come out shortly after the wave around restarting P 22 with 19 to go. Several late cautions I ended up P 15.  
  • Justin – P22, i had top 10 speed



Official Series

FIA F4- ELLIS

Got Virginia qualified 15th. I spent out on my own a few times got into a few different wrecks and had a disqualification for too many incident points on lap seven yikes

  • Next start qualified 18th I get to ninth by the end of lap one on lap five somebody tries to overtake me and overcook it spins out me and the guy in front of me and we all die

A Open

  • Brad W – P3 (Texas) Started p15 and took my time working way to the front. We had an early yellow at lap 10 but then went till mid-point before the next yellow during green flag stops. Car was very free on the long run which was great because everyone else was complaining about being tight. Ran p4 after pitting till 20 to go when another yellow came out. Car stayed very neutral on short run and drove back to p3.

B Open

  • John –  P 7  18 Cautions for 91 laps. It was awful. Typical Martinsville. You either qualify up front and race or get wrecked. 

C Open

  • John K – P12. 14 cautions for 66 laps. Typical Martinsville. 




League / Hosted Races

Hosted- 

Ellis-ghosted a dirt micro sprint at Lima land. Hold the gas all the way down and just steer the car. It sounds like a lawnmower.



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 .” 

TITLE

  1. Wasted Away In Martinsville Again

Description

On today’s show we get a sneak peak into iRacing’s NASCAR 25 console game’s brainstorming session, find out if the Martinsville races were any better than Richmond. Share with you how to take a deep dive into your iRacing stats, review some exciting hardware and if you like rain…iRacing has a new series just for you.

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

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

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Episode 0429

4/4/2024 – Foursome – Episode 0429

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we will take a look at the this weeks patch, see which sim racers continue to impress in the real world. See if you were fooled by some April 1st posts, is there more trouble for Fanatec and Motorsports games? Discuss how would iRacing handle the Denny Hamlin restart from Richmond and see what a member found hanging around at COTA.

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..



Topics



Is This The End?

Thomas Jackermeier, founder of Fanatec has been removed from the CEO role.

https://www.overtake.gg/news/developing-thomas-jackermeier-dismissed-from-fanatec-ceo-role.1962/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZC6lqsNpmg


The Price Of Business?

https://twitter.com/MikeStrawMedia/status/1774862118858170631
https://twitter.com/MikeStrawMedia/status/1774856998837735548


License Split

Does Oval need a license split as well?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59779/should-oval-license-be-split-between-vs-closed-wheel



Another Sim Racer!

Parker Retzlaff grabbed the Xfinity Pole at Richmond Raceway.

https://twitter.com/ENASCARGG/status/1774104755985383543


Yest Again, Another Sim Racer!

https://twitter.com/RacingAmerica/status/1773892967058608149


Porsche Tag Heuer eSports, Imola Winner

Kuitert Webster wins the Supercup event at Imola.

https://www.iracing.com/kuitert-webster-win-2024-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-events-at-imola/



April Fools Day

Did you fall for any of these?

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5N2sCmNBpb/?igsh=NXd1Y2sxbmV0d2Rs
https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5NsgT4tR_a/?igsh=ZTNzZjdkM25nNDU5
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5NuwTXMsFS/?igsh=MWI3YWZ5bjl4aWVrbw%3D%3D
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5Nh0EuIsdN/?igsh=MWhlZmhpNGRnNW5wbw%3D%3D
https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5O1tHENvHg/?igsh=MWRocTRoajM1azVhOA%3D%3D


Patch Notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60002/2024-season-2-patch-2-release-notes-2024-04-01-01

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60034/2024-season-2-patch-2-hotfix-1-release-notes-2024-04-02-01



More Patch Details

iRacing posted an update with more details about the recent S2 patch.

https://www.iracing.com/outlaw-dirt-micro-sprints-headline-iracing-2024-season-2-patch-2-updates/



Oh My!

A forum post from Gary Hackney points out an odd spectator at COTA.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59941/rather-unimportant-as-problems-go-suicidal-spectator-at-cota



Is It The Track, Setup Or The Drivers?

Matt O’Brien took to X to express his frustration with Class A Fixed races this past week at Richmond Raceway.

https://twitter.com/KarmaMJO/status/1775177580309614879


Yes, He Jumped The Restart

James Holtzer, said what all of us were thinking.

https://twitter.com/James_Holtzer/status/1774781598795186337

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60067/would-denny-hamlin-get-penalized-for-jumping-the-start-if-it-was-nis



Summit Point Oval…Unlocked

DJ Yee-J reveals the steps to race at this mysterious track layout.



Look Who Came To Town

Steve Myers took to X announcing that Aussie Greg Hill was in Boston.

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1775668300707447155


Weather How To

iRAcing posted a video explaining how to setup weather in a session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJCE1HCPhio


Member Survey

In case you did not get the email, Kevin Bobbitt posted a link to the member survey in the forums.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60102/member-survey-20



This Week In iRacing

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-april-2-8-2024/




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Hardware/Software


Another Celebrity…Another Build

Bill Goldberg is getting a new sim rig from Advanced Sim Racing.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5Eg2QjsoWe/?igsh=MTZrZXo2Y3N4d3Nocg%3D%3D
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5G8dstSNPX/?igsh=MWRkcGI5OHVpbXl1Mg%3D%3D

Combination Box

Sim Design has a combination button box and iSpotter now available.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4kep3TtoWP/?igsh=cjc5aTI5bm5kdzcw


Formula Wheel

Sim Design has new formula wheel available, the Formula-FX.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4goLvdNpn2/?igsh=MXB1am9oY2Q3a3hhag%3D%3D


Another Look

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5CU4-arHL-/?igsh=ZThmcGF6Y3VwaTVu


VR Headset Review

TRAVTV reviews the Bigscreen Beyond VR Headset.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbISU2ytEAQ


Need Some Extra Length?

SimCore shows off their new UH1-Pro L hub extensions for Simucube bases.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5JCrUXPHCA/?igsh=MTF2bTA1MDltNTJmMQ%3D%3D


1:1 F1 Simulator

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5GmgaYNsNZ/?igsh=MTV1eDN3N2t5MHhjbA%3D%3D


A Look Inside

Veraro Sim posted to Instagram some internal shots of their Pro Controls V-Spec H Pattern Shifter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5GQvGhtXhM/?igsh=OHhlZWp0Y3B0ZW5m


Bang For Your Buck

Dave Cam reviews the Simgrade VX Pro Pedal set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_weVLFzgVAk


Cheated?

The Sim Circut reviews the Simagic GT Neo wheel and makes the claim that he has been cheated (a little tongue in check).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBnrA1VnP8


King of Cheap?

OC Racing reviews the all new Camus LC100 Load Cell Pedals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiiuOFU7Uqc


Gimmick Or Gamechanger?

DJ Yee-J tries out the Pimax Crystal VR Headset and asks the question…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETtXgz8T-QU


A Better Look at…

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C4yiRssu-Ai/?igsh=bzN3dGVmdmprZmxr


Simple Dash

Simmetrics has released their SD1 dash.

https://www.simmetricsracing.com/shop/p/sd-1



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Richmond

  • David – P17 shit show, with guys who will turn down on you when you are beside them by the start finish line, and say its on you.  These guys are full of crap.  And the asshole told me to talk about it on the podcast, so here it is.  Your fault.  I was fully beside you before the turn even started. And was all the way on the yellow when you doored me.  Here’s the vid. https://youtu.be/xcODkduLlBM .   Listeners have already checked it and agree
  • Chris Waldron-P 29. Got loose early and wrecked. It was ugly. 
  • Rochette – P 27
  • Kyle -P  P5 Started P9. Couldn’t find the grip in the car and kept sliding around. Got collected in a couple wrecks and fixed the damage through out the “22” Cautions. Went 1 Lap down and got the lucky dog. After Slowly working my way up to the top 10, I started picking cars off on each of the GWC by watching the leader take off and I timed it to my advantage to pick off one last spot on the last GWC and came home P5 with 16X and a combined repair time of nearly 5 minutes.  I’m sitting Martinsville out as this many cautions is just uncalled for.
  • Greg – P4 – Older tires and multiple restarts were tough
  • Brad – P16 Started p3 and the first half of the race was great. Ran top 4 for all of it until we got to about 50 laps to go. I should have stayed out but a large number of the lead cars pitted for tires. Well we all know what happens at Richmond with 50 laps to go…wreck after wreck after wreck. I think I was caught up in almost all of them. Really frustrating end to what started as a great race.
  • Brian M- P34

Sunday Open- Richmond

  • David – P wrecked out, while 3 ride, middle car turns into turn before I do, hitting me forcing my car to turn right.   I have had high iRating dudes tell me the inside guy has the right off way in this situation.  Knowing the guy probably turned close to when he expected he should, after looking at the replay I felt like it was as racing incident grey area as it gets.
  • Justin -P1, Winner chicken dinner, stay up front most of the race. Had a 60 lap run at the end holding the lead to the point where i could manage a 3ish second gap then caution to bring out the G/W/C. We line up again. Take off and I hold the lead for the checkered flag. First NiS cup win for the year. 
  • GregPWrecked out

Sunday Fixed-Richmond

  • Mike- P11- 20 cautions I ended up having a drive-through penalty and is what it is

Wednesday Open – Martinsville

  • Mike- P4! Tifosi top four. A team record.  A historical moment.  Basically ran top 10 top five most of the day pitted one surround halfway got dumped with about 30 was able to get my way back up with my teammates to finish P4.!!!  https://www.tiktok.com/@mikedeanellis/video/7353867118154239274?_r=1&_t=8lEnDA8CAI7
  • David – P 3,  didn’t feel very fast here.  All came down to if you started on the outside or the inside.  Managed to stay relatively mistake free and clear of the other peoples problems.  Justin was the fastest of us. 
  • Justin – P1, got lucky on this one pitted lap 75 and stayed out the entire time track position is the key. I think if we would have went more than a 10 lap run i think Mr. Tom would have had this one. Everything just fell in place. This was a team effort. 1,2,3,4 BABY! Wooooohhh!, Another Tifosi team win.
  • Tom P 2 
  • Brad – P2 Started p10 and was turned before lap 2 after being taken 3 wide into turn 3. Went to the rear and fought back to the front avoiding all of the ridiculous driving. Took the lead by half way but was not able to keep it with the damage I had. Pitted with about 60 laps to go and raced back up p5 before two G/W/C. Avoided more spinning cars to grab p3 crossing the line but p2 must have been dinged for contact and was put a lap down. I will take it!

Thursday Open-Martinsville 

  • Mike- P DISCONECT


Official Series

FIA F4- ELLIS

  • Ellis- At Sebring. Qualified seven. got to P4 by the end of lap two then second and third tangled, and then I was relegated to second and brought it home from there no catching the leader he was sometimes more than a second faster than me per lap. Nice P2!!!
  • Trying again on Sunday, qualified ninth 
  • Now at Hockenheim Ring finished P 17 after a turn, one lap, one huge pile up where I had to tow
  • Qualified P 16. Got to a 11th by the end of lap one at one point I let a guy get by me and after he did, he pulled right in front of me in a breaking zone and I drove over him. I was able to continue on and finish P5.

A Open

  • Brad W – P10 (Martinsville) Started p8 and stayed in the mix until the first pitstop. Speed entering the pits and that put me to the rear. Got very aggressive trying to get back to the front but ended up spinning. The final portion of the race was yellow filled but had a good time racing teammates.

B Open

  • Brad – P5 (Richmond) Started p5 and was in top 4 for most of the race. Really enjoy this car and the racing has been better than Class A and NiS. We had a late race restart and had a fantastic battle trying to keep p4 but lost the spot on the last lap. I’ll take it.

C Open

  • John K –  P9, P7, and P20, Too sick to give details.




League / Hosted Races

Hosted- 

  • Ellis- P14 pro Mazda at Alton Park
    • P6 87s at Talladega


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 .” 

TITLE

  1. Foursome

Description

On today’s show we will take a look at the this weeks patch, see which sim racers continue to impress in the real world. See if you were fooled by some April 1st posts, is there more trouble for Fanatec and Motorsports games? Discuss how would iRacing handle the Denny Hamlin restart from Richmond and see what a member found hanging around at COTA.

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

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 Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Donnie Spiker – twitter.com/Spikerman19

Bobby Jonas –

MacKenzie Stevens – https://twitter.com/MackStevens48

Justin Pearson – https://twitter.com/big7bang_

John Kerley –

Brad Wrenn – https://twitter.com/bradwrenn

Links:

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Episode 0428

3/28/2024 – Hazy Rig – Episode 0428

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we will re-cap the first iRacing special event with rain and preview more upcoming special events. Get some tips on how to handle your race mistakes. Find out how the eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series stacks up after the completion of the 1st segment. Attempt to tackle a large list of hardware updates and get a sneak peak of Snoop Dogg’s new ride.

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..



Topics



Indy Car Issues

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59206/everyone-in-indycar-iracing-series-race-at-auto-club-dqd#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59257/everyone-who-lost-irating-in-the-indycar-series-points-etc-will-anything-be-done-about-it#latest

A couple of streamers figured it out, so at least a couple of splits were won by guys who intentionally pulled off and towed on the final lap. If this isn’t fixable, then this entire race should be invalidated, this is an unbelievable oversight

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/508289#Comment_508289

Greg West Posts:
Hi all,

Thank you for all of the feedback on the timing and scoring issue that impacted the 1:00 GMT time slot. We have identified the technical source of the issue and have remedied it for future time slots.

To clarify next steps, unfortunately we are unable to amend the results from last night’s event. The nature of the iRating system doesn’t allow for these recalculations without enormous waterfall impact. The results will stand as they are posted.

We sincerely apologize for this event and any frustration it may have caused. We are looking forward to the next time slots and the rest of the series.

I appreciate your understanding.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59261/thursday-1-00-gmt-timing-and-scoring



SRX Resurrection?

A post on X from Racer Magazine announced that Skip Barber Racing School has acquired SRX.

https://twitter.com/RACERmag/status/1771201810394399176


Into The Weekend

Max’s 360 into the weekend.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C40pl5ENyF3/?igsh=dWMzNXA4OXQyajE%3D


Own It

Shaun Cole gives some great advice in this recent video about handling mistakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjQUe3YOsjE


Is This You?

How many times have you said this to yourself?

https://twitter.com/Daniel_Gray10/status/1771405788814467134


Sebring 12 Hours Recap

The 12 Hours of Sebring was a success.

https://twitter.com/vcoesports/status/1771705952493883525


https://www.instagram.com/reel/C48fjmmtYNr/?igsh=MTdpeGs5b2E4ZGxwcQ%3D%3D
https://www.instagram.com/p/C48KXt_gjIN/?igsh=cWswYWF4dXAxaHB2


Sebring Post Race Recap

2024’s race saw a 38% jump in participation.

https://www.iracing.com/2024-iracing-sebring-12-powered-by-vco-jumps-38-in-participation-as-rain-debuts/



eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series Rolls Into Richmond

Steven Wilson grabs the win at Richmond Raceway.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1772800070317944912

https://www.iracing.com/steven-wilson-strategizes-to-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-victory-lane-at-richmond/



iRacing Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVNY9MyotLQ


New Sim Racing Lounge

Send It Sim Racing has opened up a sim racing lounge in Western New York State.

https://www.wgrz.com/article/money/business/new-simulated-racing-lounge-opens-wny/71-c3559f80-3557-43f5-9e6a-398c80b3055c



Impressive Accomplishment

Tucker Minter has almost accomplished a very impressive award.

https://twitter.com/TuckerMinter/status/1773109572581871800


Relax…Enjoy The Calming Sounds

Enjoy four hours of the calming sound of rain…..in iRacing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxn5jFeO6gk


Help Wanted

iRacing is hiring for a Vehicle Production Associate.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59725/vehicle-production-associate



FIA Member Club Announcement

FIA Member Clubs may offer one year subscription to iRacing with the FIA F4 car.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C5Awpr8t0bY/?igsh=MW5hcWY1MmdwbGF4bg%3D%3D

https://www.fia.com/iRacing



Twitch and eSports

https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1772276635410075987


This Week In iRacing

iRacing Weekly Challenge – Super Formula Lights at Okayama Full Course

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-march-26-april-1-2024/



iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship

The iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Championship kicks off on March 30th with a four hour race.

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-nurburgring-endurance-championship-2024-round-1/



Road America 500

Get ready for a vintage special event in April.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59686/2024-road-america-500-powered-by-simucube




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Hardware/Software


Insane Value?

Laurence Dusoswa reviews Moza’s R21.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26lG0VV_Xg8


It Worked Until It Didn’t

iRacing was working on Linux until the revert back to EAC Anti-Cheat.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/57539/iracing-now-works-on-linux-due-to-the-update-from-eac-to-eos#latest



Simforge Pedals

Simforge has released a Dark version of their Mark-1 pedals.

https://simforge.in/shop/product/simforge-mrk-1-dark-edition/



A New King Is Crowned?

OC Racing asks if the new Cammus DD Wheel will be the end for the mid-range level competition?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00XrZKh-mW8


Still Worth It?

Geek Street asks if the Logitech G29 still worth it in 2024?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APpZa4VbOng


Personalized Sim Support

Looking for a personal touch when setting up your sim hardware? Velocity Pro Sims is here to help.

https://f9a93b.myshopify.com/



New Hardware Provider

Archangel offers a large variety of sim racing gear and products.

https://archangelsim.com/products/



Is It Too Cheap?

Real Good Gear reviews the Sim Jack 6 Speed Shifter from Ali Express.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNyKvFtkRVc

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256803946157087.html?aff_fcid=80dd3db0374e4ae79867a1594eb0a713-1711140402637-00257-_DBFkS4v&tt=CPS_NORMAL&aff_fsk=_DBFkS4v&aff_platform=shareComponent-detail&sk=_DBFkS4v&aff_trace_key=80dd3db0374e4ae79867a1594eb0a713-1711140402637-00257-_DBFkS4v&terminal_id=d5d16f437cca4070ad0c333cdbd47f14&afSmartRedirect=y&gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt



F1 Arcade To Open In Boston

Vesaro Sim posted to Instagram that the new F1 Arcade is set to open in April using their sim rigs.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C40-fOYtA0T/?igsh=bDcyYzFqbDR2bjR0


Snoop Dogg’s New Ride

Podium1 Racing has posted a video showing of a new build for rapper Snoop Dogg.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5ClLasx10h/?igsh=cmpiNjM2eGk2ejZw


LED Flag Plus

3D-Sim Gear has released their new 3D Sim Gear LED Flag Plus.

https://shop.3d-simgear.de/en-int/products/3d-simgear-led-flag-64-16



8NM Direct Drive Wheel

Ali Express delivers with a 8nm Direct Drive Wheel from Trun EVA.

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256804319286122.html



Oh My!

Battle Rigs posted pictures of their BMW race themed PC Tower.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C455kVHt7_V/?igsh=MWJjMWw1YjB2dzlxcg%3D%3D


Conspit DDU WHeel

Conspit shares on Instagram their latest wheel that incorporates a DDU in a GT style wheel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C49etR5Pw0P/?igsh=OHU4NmF1cmhlZnVx


Is It The Best Value?

Boosted Media… Simagic vs Everything….Is it the best value?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BzUGuVEuak


Wind Time

Simplayer Sim Racing Wind Simulator now available from Ali-Express.

https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256805457300706.html



Pedal Haptics

3DRap announced their new 12v pedal haptic system on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4_PGsDquRP/?igsh=MTR5a25yemVmeDFjdQ%3D%3D




Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – COTA

  • David – P12   meh
  • Tyler -P13 I’m well aware of my small skill set on road but iRacing has got to fix the track limits at cota. The margins are so narrow with this car. It does not reflect anything on real race day. Glad I didn’t get the black flag as I finished with a 16x. Looking forward to Richmond.

Sunday Open- COTA

  • David – P10, meh, at least had guys near me to actually have something interesting going on
  • Chris – P 4. Hit my marks and only 7x.

Wednesday Open – Richmond 

  • Mike- P4 Started in the back quickly worked my way to the top 10 started working my way slowly up and got to the lead with 70 to go. Ended up finishing the race on P4. I had newer tires than the guys in front of me but no late cautions so I could try to make a run for the win. We’ll get them next time.
  • David – P wrecked, running good, top 10 car infont bounces hard on wall i can’t avoid, destroyed
  • Justin – P wrecked out
  • Tyler – P wrecked but not totaled. Finished 26th after taking major damage just over half way. Avoided a wreck out of 2 and got blasted in the rear. Then 30 laps later turned in 1. The racing product in NIS is comparable to carb cup. Just unfortunate. 
  • Brad – P9 A lot of work to get back to where I started. Ran top 10 first third of the race until getting turned twice. Fought wheel damage but was able to stay on the lead lap and get most of it fixed. Late race cautions allowed for a decent finish.

Thursday Open-Richmond 

  • Mike- P10 car 31 top split. Worked my way forward to run top 10 basically got as high as fourth. There were nine cautions in the first part but 120 green flag lap run to end it out. I didn’t really fade pretty proud of the top 10 and top split P 10.
  • Justin – P wrecked out



Official Series

IndyCar IRacing series at California

  • Ellis – P7 was running around fourth on lap 25 when the wind caught me and spun me down to the grass and I lost all my spots ran dead last there for two green flags and finally caught a caution took a waiver around and caught another caution to get caught up on fuel worked my way forward to lap approaching the final stop. I stayed out and ran out of fuel and pitted with 15 but then the other leaders had short pitted and had a five car breakaway upfront. I finished P7, a super fun race.
  • Tom- P5.  We went caution free for 135 laps.  I restarted P19 on restart and worked my way up.  Some of the most fun I’ve had.  3 and 4 wide in the IndyCar
  • Donnie- wrecked out

A Open-Richmond 

  • Brad W – P28. Caught up in a wreck on lap one. Made multiple mistakes while trying to get repairs. Finished race just for SR.
  • Tyler P15. Solid race with a few teammates in the split. Always a good time racing with them. 2x. I’ll take that and run.




League / Hosted Races

  • Ellis- P jet car at Michigan Chris McGuire hosted. Pole hit the barrels on the green flag pitstop wrecked out.
    • Ff 1600 at lime rock in the rain went from 20th to finish P6 super fun with no damage on
    • FIAF4 @Sebring. Qualified P8 out of 24 shout out to listener Tom Gulker , who is in the race with me.  Tom got wrecked out and finished 13th.  I was fighting hard for fifth and we went four wide and the hairpin I got dumped spun off course fell back to 13th then worked my way back up to finish P8 w Damaged car.
    • Fia f4 again qualified 9. my fastest lap yet. Got ran over from behind in the last corner of lap. Two big time fell clear to the back and came back to finish P 17.


Final Thoughts



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  1. Hazy Rig

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On today’s show we will re-cap the first iRacing special event with rain and preview more upcoming special events. Get some tips on how to handle your race mistakes. Find out how the eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series stacks up after the completion of the 1st segment. Attempt to tackle a large list of hardware updates and get a sneak peak of Snoop Dogg’s new ride.

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Episode 0427

3/21/2024 – Butt Puckered – Episode 0427

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics



Show Introduction

On today’s show we discuss the Season 2 Development Update from Greg Hill. Review multiple hotfix patches with Sebring just days away. Find out which eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series drivers are getting their chance at real racing. Has wet weather racing opened the door to teams getting a competitive advantage and we wonder if the new UI will ever be perfect?

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Topics



Better Filter?

Dan Suzuki asks if we can sort races by “chance of rain”?

https://twitter.com/DanSuzukiTV/status/1770008886461731031


UI Filter Issues

With the updated UI, filter are not being saved when you leave UI and re-launch.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/58331/ui-is-not-saving-filters



Unintended Consequence?

A post on Reddit raises concerns of a possible competitive gain for teams in wet events.

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/1bjgve4/there_is_a_huge_competitive_advantage_that_is/


Season 2 Update Video

iRacing posted a Season 2 Development Update video. Future surprises?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbp09poSD28

NASCAR Remaster Project

Endurance Series will grow from 11 cars to 15 and more cars over 2024 and 2025

Supercar updates coming and other Australian surprises coming.

A shocker coming on the racing vehicle front but we are not going to say more, (They show a picture of a yellow school bus)

In sim UI changes coming this year.

Will be revisiting effects like smoke with what we learned during the rain development

He says at very end we havent even talked about the future iracing rendering engine



Another Hotfix

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59048/2024-season-2-patch-1-hotfix-1-release-notes-2024-03-18-01



Another Hotfix 2

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59226/2024-season-2-patch-1-hotfix-2-release-notes-2024-03-20-02#latest



What A Start!

Mike E- “Now a move like that in an iRacing race would probably bring a verbal lashing over the chat and least some 3 wide woe is me guys groaning…, But when Glen does it in the real race, its Hero moment…

What do you guys think? Put him on @2.) David K Hall list to watch out for perhaps first lap hero? Or is this an alien move no worries he’s moving up to another split anyways…?”

https://twitter.com/RacerMcGee/status/1769585086725288232


North Wilkesboro Update

iRacing recently scanned the repaved North Wilkesboro Speedway.

https://twitter.com/DaleJr/status/1769032456684847615


Cup Series Winners iRating

How does your iRating compare the the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series winners?

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1768644403336216610


Ouch…That Will Leave A Mark

Cones can now cause damage?

https://twitter.com/Daniel_Gray10/status/1768914849223102545


Salas Gets A Shot

eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series Driver Vicente Salas will make his NCTS debut at COTA.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4qVn4kLm8g/?igsh=MWhkMDdpd3I2NnplNg%3D%3D


Bussa Gets A Shot!

eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series Driver Matt Bussa will make his first ever real race at New River Speedway.

https://twitter.com/MattBussa/status/1769023305225241035


2024 Season 3 Build-Confirmed/Rumors

Kyle Noel asks what do we know about Season 3?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/58878/2024-season-3-build-thread-content-list-confirmations-rumors/p1



Thread Resurrection?

2021 Indy Car thread is back from the dead.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/972/90s-cart-indycar



Special Events Posters

Where can we find 2023 Special Event Posters?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/59018/2023-special-event-posters



Highlights From This Week In iRacing

INDYCAR iRACING SERIES
With the return of INDYCAR, the INDYCAR iRacing Series (Open Setup) predominantly follows the real world INDYCAR schedule. It will have full length races on road courses while utilizing amended race distances for the ovals during the 16-week racing season. The series returns for it’s second week of competition this week. It’s the first Oval of the year. Auto Club Speedway, once again utilizing the Dallara IR-18.

Schedule: Thursday, 01:00 GMT; Friday, 20:00 GMT, Saturday, 18:00 GMT; Sunday, 02:00 GMT

(Perhaps quickly highlight the other series on this page as well…)

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-in-iracing-march-12-18-2024-2/



Sebring Forecast Confirmed

Greg West shares additional details about the forecast for the 12 Hours of Sebring.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/504864#Comment_504864



12 Hours Of Sebring BOP

Dexter Castro Posts:

TBH most of that I’m sure was because the LMP2 was faster in the rain forecast, people just switched over because they want to win overall.

Well, now with a significant chunk of rain in the 12h forecast, I’m sure plenty will be going LMP2 for the greater safety in an endurance race.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/58251/forecast-and-initial-bop-added-2024-sebring-12-hour-powered-by-vco/p1

https://www.iracing.com/this-week-iracing-sebring-12-special-event-2024/

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Hardware/Software


A Picture Is Worth…

VPG Sim releases an updated picture of their new wheel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4fqoUgNh_5/?igsh=YjBlczQ3MTB6aTU3


Simucube Gets Updated iRacing Force Feedback

With the latest iRacing update, Simucube now has 360 HZ force feedback.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SCt8VlYbc8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeL67Dv8bMs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzWrEkuehfk


GSI Has You Covered

Gomez Sim Industries announces their new gloves, AeroFlex Shortys.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4tucEiR1EO/?igsh=MW4wNjI4dG02bWx5bQ%3D%3D


Podium Dash

Sim Racing Components have released images of their new Podium Dash.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4grhEENiFC/?igsh=d2thdG1rcTJydzZy


Next Level Racing Launches New Seat

Are you looking for a new seat? NLR has a new reclining sim racing seat.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4sUYvkxyDR/?igsh=MTZ4M2JheTdwMjV4aw%3D%3D
https://nextlevelracing.com/products/ers3/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXvL_ROZYJE


P1000 Review

Darth Snape gives a thorough review of Simagic’s P1000 Pedals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQl22OGm64c


Why?

@mryeester

Replying to @ogpyrosapien using maple syrup in a liquid cooled PC! works WAY better than it has any right to once it properly heats up! #pc #pctips #pcbuilding #mryeester

♬ original sound – mryeester
https://www.tiktok.com/@mryeester/video/7345944150048558379?lang=en


How It Started

MPI shares an Instagram post of how the F4 Tatuus Steering Wheel stated and ended.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4i6MdYvC7U/?igsh=NjNyODVsc2c3azI5


MPI Wheel Adapter

MPI has announced the release of their 5 to 6 bolt wheel adapter.

https://www.instagram.com/p/C4yDbTdLSE1/?igsh=MTl3MXd0NXJjNDdldw%3D%3D


 MPI SIMmax Seat

Max Papis Industries has released the MPI-SIM-SX09-G sim seat.

https://maxpapisinc.com/product/mpi-sx09-g/



Almost Perfect

Shaun Cole shares his almost perfect DIY sim rig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdxQFIHBX6A


First Time Rig Build

Sarah Nocchi shares her recent first build of the Trak Racer TR160S Sim Rig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z70PDZXAang


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Friday Open – Bristol

  • Mike -P 8- had about a minutes of damage and 16 incident points drove through the field at least once but was able to bring it home. P8. I will take a nice top 10.
  • Justin – P 32 just got dumped at the end i was fast led 68 laps
  • David – P16 shit show with 19 cautions, finished with 22x,  8 of them were over sensitive iRacing x’s for checkups where i barely tapped a guy on a restart cause of stack up.
  • Rochette – self wrecked.  Typical Bristol BS. with 40 to go was on the inside of a guy coming out of a corner and drifted up just a smidge and just wrecked a few cars. My new presidential spotter called me a dumb son of a bitch 
  • Kyle -P  black flag drive-through penalty

Sunday Open- Bristol

  • Mike- Pwrecked out. A total of 4 teammates in the same split.  At one point, Chris Waldron got wrecked and was spun out and came down the track I went to the apron the miss him and actually T-bones him really hard.  Later, some lard didn’t understand car high and just ran up into me into the fence. DNF.
  • David – P 11.  Had a top 15 car.  Got sent to the back late twice. First time unavoidable wreck damage.  2nd time, I juked up on the track case everyone exiting the pits was stopped, got EoL.  But right after managed to avoid a big one and got 10 spots right back.  On last GWC had to go conservative cause X’s and dropped from 9th to 11th.  Good points day though as it was top split.  Back in the lead of div 2
  • Justin -P30 was doing decent and got involved in a caution and during the caution laps it told me to let a car by and that car wasn’t on track anymore so it was impossible for him to pass me so I got a passing under yellow penalty so that completely ruined my really good race.
  • Tony – was doored by a car bouncing off the outside wall and put me in the inside wall on lap 3… 6 minutes required ya i wasn’t waiting. Least the guy apologized 
  • Brian C – P1. Didn’t qualify well but slowly worked my way to the front. Got dumped on a restart running p2. Spent the next 100 laps fixing damage during cautions. Got a caution with 25 laps left and pitted for right side tires.. others took 4 but the 2 tires were good enough to get to the lead and hold them off for the win. Redemption after throwing the win away last week at Phoenix 
  • Chris – P 21. Had a smoking fast car was running 4th at half way make and got doored by 3rd trying to pass. Got loose and wrecked. P21.
  • John – P11. I had only done about 15 minutes of practice at Bristol earlier in the week so I did not feel comfortable qualifying. I figured I should stay out of the way of guys who were better prepared, so I did not qualify. Started P35 out of 36 cars. My hope was that I would gain spots by passing and attrition. I did get some damage twice from typical Bristol Stackup wrecks, but nothing you wouldn’t expect here. Because of the damage and an unsafe pit exit I went 4 laps down. But I passed a few cars and gained spots by other people wrecking one another. I was the lucky dog on both GWC’s and got within two laps of the leader. P10 was a lap down so I was hoping he wrecked on one of the GWC’s but he didn’t. I am very happy with this one. Picking up 24 spots made me feel great.

Sunday Fixed-Bristol

  • Mike- p7! Kept getting involved in cautions that were not my doing with no damage racking up the incident points eventually got the drive-through penalty took a wave around and then fought really hard for a lucky dog and then drove it back up in there to finishP7
  • Justin – P21 took 4 min of damage within a couple laps and 1 lap down. Took until 50ish laps to go to get all my damage fixed and get back on the lead lap running in the top 10. Then some one takes me 3 wide and wrecks us all. All that work for nothing.
  • TomP P12 after playing bumper tag with @Adam John Josselyn lol
  • Adam – wrecked out

Wednesday Open – COTA 

  • Mike- P.  Wrecked out about halfway through the first fuel run approaching the final set of turns on the track there’s a guy off the track stopped so I keep on going by and right as I do he decides to pull out and go straight across the track towards the entrance of pit road and, I hard to miss him, but it’s too late. I T-bone him.  That’s a protest.
  • David – P 18, slow, irrelevant
  • Justin – P 8, nothing really special just kept it on the track. I need to get better. 
  • Brad – P12 Finished where I started. Rather uneventful race. I continued to pick up time as the race went on. 
  • Greg – P6
  • Chris W – P3. Only 11x and 5 of that came on the last lap. Bottom split so whopping points pay out of 29.

Thursday Open-COTA 

  • Mike- P 15 with 24 incidents lots of run-ins with idiots, but was able to bring it home really hard to keep the mental focus at the end
  • David – P dnf.  Blew my motor downshifting


Official Series

A Open

  • Brad W – P11 COTA-Ran this as a test for NiS. I started P17 and avoided some early incidents but as the race continued I picked up more speed. I was super happy that I completed the race with 0 incidents.

B Open

  • John – P3. This race is why I love IRacing. Started P5. On the start the pole sitter blew up his car and caused a stack up. P3 ran into P1, I ran into P3, and P7 ran into the back of me and shot me into the grass. No yellow. Thank God somebody spun in turn one and brought out the yellow. I was able to pit and get all damage repaired, but came out of the pits P23. Got tires under yellow on lap 10. Pitted under yellow on about lap 36 and came out P16. Tool tires again under yellow on lap 45 I knew if I saved tires I could gain ground on a long run because everyone else was obviously wasting theirs. Caution came out again with 2 laps to go. That put me in P9. Another quick yellow put me in P8. On the second GWC five cars in front of me overdrove and bumped each other. I shot into P3 coming out turn two and stayed there for a podium. Man, I thought that crash on the start ruined my race, but I never gave up.

IMSA

  • Brad – P5 Suzuka (RAIN) What a challenge this was! Turning laps versus racing is night and day. Had to learn to avoid the spray and manage a wet line that was changing. Even though it was 45 minutes of butt pucker, it was fun and I think that iRacing really nailed this.
    • P17 Sebring-Started P12 and was running in top 10 till a car rejoined the track in the LeMans Chicanes and hit me in the right rear. With 6 minutes required and the race was done but I did make a few final laps for SR.




League / Hosted Races

Hosted- 

  • Ellis- p Shane Van Gburg and hosted a road Atlanta event which I joined and didn’t do very well in. This was fun when I jumped in. It was a drying track, and he was trying to hot lap before the rain started again.  of course he was fastest. I couldn’t even keep it on the track at all, but he was flying around there. It’s always a pleasure to run with Shain. I think he’s gonna be my man in NASCAR I’ll be pulling for.
    • FIAF4 @Snetterton. First time trying Dan Suzuki’s 360 Hz profile after the semi cube update. Started at 16th got to ninth on the first lap steadily worked my way forward and finished P3 on the podium!! Force feedback feels really good.


Final Thoughts



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On today’s show we discuss the Season 2 Development Update from Greg Hill. Review multiple hotfix patches with Sebring just days away. Find out which eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series drivers are getting their chance at real racing. Has wet weather racing opened the door to teams getting a competitive advantage and we wonder if the new UI will ever be perfect?

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