Episode 0323

3/24/2022 – Inverted Sweetness – Episode 0323

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Show Introduction

Today on the show we welcome twin brothers Tyler and Bradley Beamon hosts of the Into the Apex Podcast. We get more iRacing improvement suggestions from a listener. We’ll check out some new Buttkickers as well as check out the sim rig of a top level F1 Driver.

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Topics



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

Sunday kicked off the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series at Lime Rock with the top prize being a fully funded Skip Barber Series ride for the 2022 season. Top 3 finishers in this weekend’s race were Mikkel Gade with the win, Harley Haughton in second and Nicolas Mateo in third. Next race is at VIR this Sunday.

https://www.iracing.com/skip-barber-formula-iracing-series-race-preview-lime-rock/



Grand National Legends

Paul Newton posted the first Grand National Legends AI enabled car collection.

https://twitter.com/iam27paul/status/1504947004522196992?s=11



February Top 10

iRacing released their Top 10 Highlights video for February on their YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T56HYBkQFVo



Setup Building Basics for Xfinity Cars

Area 51 Alien factory posted a YouTube video helping teach the fundamentals of setup building for the Xfinity Stock Cars

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19751/intro-to-building-setups#latest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXcNqBneO44&t=66s



Dirt iRacing Peformance

Derek M Cyphers posted in the forums that he has dirt road and oval to his iRacing Driving Performance data analytics profiles to oval and road. He has exceeded 1,000 views (200+ when it was just Road, and now over 800 as it reset when we republished with more features) and it continues to go up daily

Dirt Road: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/DirtRoadDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

Dirt Oval: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/DirtOvalDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/12153/curious-how-you-rank-against-other-members-check-out-this-new-tool#latest



iRacing Improvement Suggestions

A conversation we had last week kicked off by Streamer Matt Malone regarding iRacing improvements was continued by listener DrOrzy.

  • DrOrzyPodcast Discussion
  • Hey guys so after listening to the current episode I thought I’d put together my top 4 list of things to improve iRacing from 5th to my top change I would make/ask for…
  • 4 : Podium Celebrations – I think after the race is done a podium celebration screen of the top 3 would be nice. It could include the drivers names, SR and iR, maybe even fastest lap of the race they did all while spraying some champagne and chugging down a Shoey. Currently it’s rather bland and very uneventful when you finish a race on the podium or anywhere for that matter, just pull up and hit the exit button. Especially in long endurance events I think this would be cool
  • 3 : Pitlane Animations – I’d love to see the pitstops being animated especially in replays rather than just watching a car suspended in midair with nothing else around it.
  • 2 : 4x for Getting Rear Ended – This really needs to be looked at. It sucks big time that we have to cop a 4x for the pleasure of getting rear ended with no lube just because someone else is incapable of using their eyes and brakes. I think 1x is plenty for someone else’s stupidness. Maybe a 2x at the absolute most but 4x is just ridiculous. (edited)
  • 1 : Safety Car & VSC – My number 1 wish! Surely it’s about time for iRacing to introduce Safety cars and Virtual Safety Cars for Road racing. Especially now that we have a decent Formula 1 car to drive/race and more to the point Safety cars and VSC’s are just an integral part of Road racing just as yellow flags and blue flags are. Now I don’t want to jump into an official race and spend the entire 40mins behind a safety car just because people haven’t practiced and can’t keep it out of the wall. However I’m sure they could do something where if there is 4 or more cars involved it’s an automatic safety car and have other set parameters for when a Virtual Safety Car is triggered. Maybe even a predetermined random number of total X’s depending on length of race can trigger a Safety Car or something ????????‍♂️ Surely there is ways. I mean, it’s not perfect but Codemasters have figured it out so I’m sure iRacing could do it 10 times better


More Rain Teasers

A video leaked of the Porsche 992 in a session with windshield wipers in action.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19392/rain-is-closer-than-we-think/p1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zQj3YxXW0A&t=11s



Carquest Joins the iRacing Sponsorship Team

Carquest Auto Parts to Sponsor iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Tyler D. Hudson posted the official announcement that Carquest Auto Parts, the automotive parts retailer in the Advance Auto Parts family of brands, has reached an agreement with iRacing and World of Outlaws to sponsor the iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. In the series, more than 30 of the top virtual sprint car racers will compete to decide who is the world’s best on the virtual dirt.

The premier motorsports simulator, iRacing combines a true-to-life racing experience with an online community of virtual racers. The online racing competition service organizes, hosts and officiates online racing on a variety of officially licensed virtual tracks across the globe. All tracks on iRacing are scanned for millimeter accuracy and vehicles are designed in cooperation with manufacturers and race teams, offering users a first-class simulated racing experience.

“This partnership with iRacing is a tremendous opportunity for Carquest to become active in competitive online racing, which has become immensely popular in recent years,” said Junior Word, division president, Carquest North America. “We look forward to activating with iRacing’s World of Outlaws series to benefit our independent owners and reach more customers and race fans than ever.”

The Carquest World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will begin in October with a series of six qualifying races. Those who qualify will compete in 10 World of Outlaws Pro Series races beginning in November and concluding in January, with the winner taking home the Carquest Cup and a grand prize of $10,000.

https://www.iracing.com/carquest-auto-parts-to-sponsor-iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-car-series/

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20081/carquest-auto-parts-to-sponsor-iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-car-series#latest



iRacing presents the Peachtree Three

After a successful debut event last summer that raised more than $57,000 for the cause, iRacing and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will team up once again for a three-hour charity team racing event. iRacing presents the Peachtree Three Benefiting the National MS Society will take racers to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Thursday, July 14, with donations accepted from now through the duration of the event at www.nationalMSsociety.org/iracing.

The Peachtree Three will feature the Chevrolet Corvette C8R GTE, Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car, and iRacing’s GT4 class all doing battle on the famous 12-turn, 2.54-mile Georgia road course. Competitors will have unlimited fast repairs to work with to ensure that all racers can make it to the finish line as they organize their own donations. The broadcast split, featuring iRacing executive producer Steve Myers, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Chad Knaus, and 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series champion Nick Ottinger, will kick off at 8PM ET (midnight GMT). Additional race splits will launch at 10:00 GMT, 18:00 GMT, and 3:00 GMT (July 15).

Because the Peachtree Three is designed to raise money for charity, a number of purchasable advantages will be made available to teams in exchange for donations to the National MS Society. Teams can issue a drive through penalty to another competitor for $350, while teams can call a caution (limit 2) for $500 and a caution with a wave around (limit 1) for $1,000.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-presents-the-peachtree-three-benefiting-the-national-ms-society-comes-to-road-atlanta-on-july-14/



Sebring 12 Hours

Date: March 25-27

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

Track: Sebring International Racewa

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18653/2022-sebring-12-hour-presented-by-heusinkveld-bop-added/p1



Nürburgring Endurance Championship

Greg West posted the details of the iRacing Nürburgring Endurance Championship

Overview

The iRacing Nürburgring Endurance Series will feature a series of 9 endurance races – each 4-6 hours long – on the combined Nürburgring VLN circuit. Drivers may participate solo or with a team.

For 2022, we have adjusted where the grid will line up so as to let all 5 classes get rolling before the green. The starting grid will be back near the Gantry. We have also added a third time slot on Saturday to give additional opportunities to race. 

Cars/Classes

GT3 Class: BMW M4 GT3, Mercedes AMG GT3

GT4 Class: Porsche Cayman GT4. Aston Martin Vantage GT4

CUP Class: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

TCR Class: Audi RS 3 LMS, Hyundai Elantra N TC

MX5 Class: Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

Race Specifications

Race Length: 4-6 Hours

Team Racing: Enabled but not required

Weather: Dynamic

Timeslots:

Saturday: 17:30 GMT

Sunday:  1:00 GMT & 13:00 GMT

Qualifying Attached: Yes

Practice: 10 min

Qualifying: 30 min

Penalties: Stop and Go =50 Inc and every 20 after

Schedule

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

April 23- 24th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

May 7- 8th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

May 28- 29th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

July 2- 3rd – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

July 16- 17th – 6 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

August 6- 7th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

September 3- 4th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

September 24- 25th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

October 8- 9th – 4 Hours

Notes:

What is this series?: This series is essentially a grassroots series that is the backbone of the actual races that take place on the Nordschleife when it isn’t in use for public hot lapping. The series is made up of several motorsports clubs (part of either ADAC or DMV) which each host a 1-off event, totaling nine events throughout the year, and there is a ton of crossover with the Nurburgring 24 (Think Bathurst 12 Hour and Supercars Connection). The series has been run since 1977, and has a primarily German-based driver pool (Hence the use of each of our German brands). The series is pretty all encompassing when it comes to cars, with the 2009 year having 30 classes of cars, though much of the notable cars are from a Touring, GT3, or GT4 background. However, production cars are also allowed, thus creating the grassroots connection, with support from everything from Clio’s to BMW M Series cars.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20289/2022-iracing-nuerburgring-endurance-championship#latest



Bristol Doubleheader

Hey guys.  I saw where you wanted details on this money race I’m having:
It’s going to be a Bristol Doubleheader with Trucks first then nextgen cup cars.
1st place money is guaranteed.  Also $100 to a random driver in each field.  
Trucks will be irating of 2500 or less at time of signup.  Cup is open to all, including pros and will be open setup.  
trucks – $15 entry – $500 to winCup – $25 entry – $1000 to win
More than 41 cars, will have heat races to set field. 
More info can be found in discord  
https://discord.gg/TYvwTZyjGa



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Hardware/Software


Sim Coaches Spotted in the Wild

Victory SIM shows off their inverted Sim Coach P1 pedals on a M1-3 motion rig

https://twitter.com/VictorySimLLC/status/1502799446459002891



Zero X companion App

Mikey Pollard Posted in the forums that he’s announcing the release of a new companion App for iRacing. It’s a fully native iOS App for iPhone/iPad giving you access to your license stats, results, schedule, standings, driver search and more. Additionally it has home screen Widgets and a handy ‘share’ feature for easily sharing your great race results.

Screenshot 2022-03-14 at 19.42.14.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17949/project-doppler-diy-hydraulic-high-end-pedal-build-continuation-from-the-old-forums#latest



Vettel’s Home Sim Rig

The Drive posted an article showing how an actual F1 car was used to make Sebastian Vettel’s home sim racing rig

https://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/44750/an-actual-f1-car-was-used-to-make-sebastian-vettels-home-sim-racing-rig



1000 FPS

With a Little Liquid Nitrogen, Doom Eternal Can Run at 1,000 FPS on a PC

https://www.pcmag.com/news/with-a-little-liquid-nitrogen-doom-eternal-can-run-at-1000-fps-on-a-pc



DIY CSLDD Boost Kit


Atanas Tripzter showed on his YouTube channel how he made his own DIY CSL DD Boost kit for under 50USD guide (Tested and Running)

https://youtu.be/NjdS8RG5p5A



More and More Buttkicker

Buttkicker released 2 new versions of their Gamer LFE bass shakers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAjL8wghsjM&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGTgSufu6oA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asuB28EvQHk



Next Level Racing Motion Plus

Next Level Racing introduced with an accompanying YouTube Video their motion Plus Platform retailing at $3499

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01eUW-svRuw

https://nextlevelracing.com/products/motion-plus-platform/



Sim Racing Apps – Update

SIMRacingApps has updated to version 1.18 which is now available.

https://www.facebook.com/750150528428265/posts/4603111526465460/?d=n



Cube Control’s Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series Wheel

Cube Controls and Mercedes has teamed up to offer their AMG GT Track Series Wheel

https://www.cubecontrols.com/cube-controls-mercedes-steering-wheel-track-series/



MR-Mobile Sim Racing Cockpit

MR-Mobile is taking $1.00 reserves for their new MR- Mobile Sim Racing Cockpit. No price is announced just yet.

https://anse3d.com/products/mr-mobile-racing-rig



IMM Source ET3, ET5 and FD1


Laurence Dusoswa took a first look at the IMMSource ET3 and ET5 wheel bases as wel as their FD1 Wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65TEmFGKPU

https://abruzzi-official.co.uk/immsource/?wpam_id=2



NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open:Atlanta

Ellis –   p wrecked out – the guy directly in front of me pounds the wall in one and takes us all out – but before that i had hit the wall, then a caution – i came in took 4 tires and fuel and stayed about 30 seconds for damage once damage is done i got to pull away and all of sudden they are putting rights on again! I panic to go uncheck the tires quickly hit the left then right, but i think i inadvertently clicked on the right so they changed the rights again! – So I lost a lap, and took 1 set of lefts and 3 sets of rights all in the same stop.

  • Hall – P. Sped in pits and unsafe exit after, parked it
  • Groves – Pwrecked out – early – 40 min damag
  • Adam -p wrecked out
  • Sunday Open
    • Brian – p wrecked out on purpose dnwtf
  • Hall – p WIN, after a horrible start to season, i take the win on a 3 laps shoot out.  With 70 laps to go, made the car too loose.  As a result though I was saving fuel and  was gonna make it, caution with 10 to go traps the guys that were leading but short pitted behind us.  Restart 3rd, take the lead in 1 lap.  Caution, 3 lap shoot out driving away.

Groves – p WIN – Started dead last, quickly made my way up to the top ten.  2nd half of the race, I stayed in the top 5.  Had the lead at 30 to go when a lap car got racy and I smacked the fence pretty good and lost the lead.  Caution came out with 8 or 9 to go and the leader pit giving me the lead.  I got a good restart and was able to put some distance between 2nd and take it home

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –p14- Got dumped three different times from people that couldn’t hold their lane. Wasn’t too much damage so soldier on I found the wall a few times on my own and eventually wrecked really hard near the end. I suck. 
    • Stephen – pwrecked
    • Tyler – P8. Finally a dang Top 10. Finished with a 13x all from getting dinged and doored. Eventful race with cars going everywhere. Fixed set was just too dang tight. Early damage on lap two had my RPM down to 1967. Had to keep the car wound up on the outside. Another what could’ve been… On to Cota.
  • Wed Open: COTA
    • Hall –p.. Wreck out, was doing ok but its road points and not too worried
    • Ellis – p10- Start at 14th kept it really clean never spin off even once only had 12 X. 
    • Tyler – P7
  • Thurs Open  
    • David – p 18, who cares


Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis  –  p wrecked – 87’s at tally – some guy intentionally was on apron and turned up into the leaders as we went by – perma ban – 
    2. Gen 5 at Daytona – super fun but wrecked
    3. Two Carb Cups at Tally – wrecked out each time
    4. Dallara Dash at Charlotte – wrecked
    5. Pickup Cup at Daytona – Wrecked
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis  –  p wrecked – 87’s at tally – some guy intentionally was on apron and turned up into the leaders as we went by – perma ban – 
    2. Gen 5 at Daytona – super fun but wrecked
    3. Two Carb Cups at Tally – wrecked out each time
    4. Dallara Dash at Charlotte – wrecked
    5. Pickup Cup at Daytona – Wrecked
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – – texas – was running dead last plowed the wall – parked it no fun

  • FastTrack League – Atlanta
    1. David – p wrecked out
    2. Bobby – wrecked out. 
    3. Greg p – hit the wall and Parkette
    4. Mike – p14- Started dead last there was a big wrack and got myself up to ninth. Then several of us got disconnected and lost five laps later in the race I got disconnected again ended up P 14. 
    5. Adam -alternate tire strategy gone wrong…
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


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Today on the show we welcome twin brothers Tyler and Bradley Beamon hosts of the Into the Apex Podcast. We get more iRacing improvement suggestions from a listener. We’ll check out some new Buttkickers as well as check out the sim rig of a top level F1 Driver. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0322

3/17/2022 – Moist Eggs – Episode 0322

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On the Show today, we’ll review an exciting Coke Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll show you how to get racing tips from Coke Series Driver and previous champion, Nick Ottinger and look at ways for iRacing to make improvements.

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Coke Series – Atlanta

https://twitter.com/23xiracing/status/1503803553927860230?s=11

https://twitter.com/ssgracing/status/1503762949206261760?s=11

  • (39 drivers tonight, no Kyle Peddle in the field)
  • Pre race interviews with real life drivers Retzlaff and Honeycutt
  • Nick Ottinger is 3 for 3 for poles this season.
  • GREEN FLAG: @NickOttinger and @mbussa75 lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Early trouble at Atlanta! Lap 4 or so… @RFKracing teammates get the worst of it! 
  • CAUTION! @KadenWHoneycutt, @Dard2121, and others are around in Turn 4. Lap 5.
  • RESTART LAP 9: 
  • @NickOttinger and @bobbyzalenski lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Interview w mode motorsports Kyle Long – talks about his new rig and love of iracing
  • LAP 32: With how strung out the field is, passing is going to be at a premium until the next round of pit stops.It’s not impossible, but will be difficult with the momentum of the high line. 
  • Kevin King says “1 groove.  Bottom is junk.”
  • the topside has more off-corner speed, but the bottom allows for tire saving. Ottinger is able to run low and save some while Bussa runs in cleaner air on the top. 
  • Man, it’s like virtual gridlock rn
  • LAP 43: @GarrettManes and others are on pit road. Green flag pit stops are underway.
  • LAP 49: @NickOttinger pits from the lead.
  • PENALTY: @KollinKeister, speeding on pit road.
  • 42 to go: @NickOttinger takes the net race lead.
  • As we wait for @ssgracing’s @A_Boes21 to pit, the battle for the eventual lead has shifted from @BriarLaPradd to @NickOttinger and @bobbyzalenski
  • CAUTION! DEREK JUSTIS GETS THE APRON TRANSITION TRYING TO LET LEADERS BY HE COLLECTS LUZA, CONTI, BOURDEAU AND MORE BOES IS THE LEADER!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1503913199388745730

  • @rayalfalla leads, he stayed out @bobbyzalenski is alongside on fresh tires
  • @A_Boes21 catches a HELL of a break and will be third.
  • @NickOttinger who has DOMINATED will be fourth.
  •  29 to go: @vicente_salas14 takes 2nd from @NickOttinger
  •  28 to go: Contact in the back, looked like @GarrettManes just got sent into the grass.
  • POWER MOVE! @swilson3_ cuts through the traffic and is up to 3rd place. 27 laps to go. 
  • 20 to go: @NickOttinger is back up to 2nd. 
  • 14 to go: 3-wide for the lead! @BowlinGraham, @swilson3_, @bobbyzalenski! NEW LEADER, Bowlin!
  • 15 to go: NEW LEADER! @SHR_eSports’ @swilson3_ after a battle for the lead!
  • 14 to go: 3-wide for the lead! @BowlinGraham, @swilson3_, @bobbyzalenski! NEW LEADER, Bowlin!
  • 10 to go – bowden zalenski wilson ottinger bussa kirwin lapradd femi guest mullis

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1503915042357624836

  • 7 to go: @NickOttinger moves back into 2nd.
  •  CAUTION! BUSSA GETS SPUN BY KIRWAN WITH FIVE LAPS TO GO! HE SAVES IT! A PERFECT 360! WE’RE GOING TO OVERTIME!!!!!!!
  • Top 6 stay out rest have tires
  • CAUTION! @DonovanStrauss gets turned! 
  • So. Close. @swilson3_ nearly took the white flag, as the leader.
  • OVERTIME RESTART 2: @BowlinGraham and @swilson3_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Nick ottinger coming hard on the outside has a huge run! Wilson is in the middle but moves up to block Nick, nick touches the wall loses the momentum. 
  •  Nick gets touched by bussa as they fight for the middle but recovers then gets shuffled and slid a bit – Wilson leading moves up to block bowlin so bowlin then pushes wilson a bit just  getting bowlin clear as bowlin and lapradd who came out of nowhere collide with bussa they all wreck behind him 
  • @swilson3_ WINS HIS FIRST CAREER @eNASCARCocaCola SERIES RACE!!!
  • Graham A. Bowlin was leading on the final lap. He winds up 12th.
  • Femi Olatubosun goes FLYING across the line and finishes 14th.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1503920365571092482?s=11



’87 Buick Two-for-One

Dale Earnhardt Jr Tweeted that he has updated the ’87 Buick Template to include the Oldsmobile from JS Racing61 including two headlight configurations

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1502711454755135489?s=11



7 Ways to Improve iRacing

Streamer Matt Malone posted a YouTube video on his channel listing 7 ways to improve iRacing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HlSDC1ZYFk



Big Announcement from CarQuest

CarQuest sent a Tweet saying that if you love iRacing, You’re going to want to follow them for a big announcement before the end of this week

https://twitter.com/carquest/status/1503357847601651713?s=11



The Reason for the Drama

Race Beyond Matter posted another YouTube video discussing the drama that arose after last week’s series of sarcastic Sim Racing addictions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bb-6arquac



Kvapil Takes iRacing to the Winners Circle

Newly announced JR Motorsports Late Model Driver Carson Kvapil has already took his iRacing sponsored car to the winners circle at The Old North State Nationals for a $3,000 prize.

https://twitter.com/jrmotorsports/status/1503175849989845001?s=11



Eggs in iRacing?

Alex Duclos asked in the forums that him and his mate are having a discussion, He thinks there’s probably a farmers market advertisement at a dirt oval track, but I don’t own them all. Can anyone settle our debate? Is there any mention of eggs in iracing? Or an image of an egg? Thanks.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19919/are-there-eggs-in-iracing



2022 Season 2 Patch 1 Release Notes

Alex Gustafson posted the updates for the Season 2 Patch 1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19934/2022-season-2-patch-1-release-notes-2022-03-15-01



ButtKicker Goes to the Late Models

The World of Outlaws Late Model Championship had picked up ButtKicker as a new title sponsor

https://twitter.com/woolatemodels/status/1504179076571013123?s=11



Cup Cars Go Trophy Truck

On Instagram, iRacing posted a video of the cup cars bouncing thru the tri-oval grass at Atlanta

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbK-MzJjmxZ/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Learn Racing from Ottinger

TSM FTX posted a video Tweet from Coke Series champion Nick Ottinger showing you how to become a sim racing master

https://twitter.com/TSM/status/1503816378213560322



Spotlight – StockCar Brasil

iRacing’s YouTube page posted a season Spotlight video of the new StackCar Brasil Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azo8jDHj8GU



Season 2 Build Highlights Video

iRacing posted a video of the Season 2 build in a highlight video on their YouTube page.



Creventic Endurance Series

Greg West Posts: 

iRacing CREVENTIC Endurance Series Returns for Four-Race 2022 Season

The iRacing CREVENTIC Endurance Series, a four-round team racing championship that sees iRacers team up to take on a series of 12-hour endurance events at some of the world’s premier road racing circuits, will return for the 2022 season with a new lineup of both cars and tracks. Headlined by the additions of Imola, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992), and additional GT4 and Touring Car entries, the new series kicks off with a return to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on April 2.

2022 marks the second year of iRacing’s partnership with CREVENTIC, the organizers of the real-world 24H Series and iRacing’s NEO Endurance league. The union brings the strength of CREVENTIC’s organizational capabilities to a series that is open to all iRacing members. The four track selections represent some of the most legendary circuits in the world, while the eight eligible vehicles feature many of racing’s most iconic brands and competitive GT and touring cars.

The full CREVENTIC Endurance Series schedule is as follows:

·        April 2: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

·        June 4: Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

·        August 6: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola)

·        October 22: Sebring International Raceway

The full CREVENTIC Endurance Series vehicle lineup is as follows:

·        GT3 Cup: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

·        GT4: Aston Martin Vantage GT4, BMW M4 GT4, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

·        Touring Car: Audi RS 3 LMS, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Elantra N TC, Hyundai Veloster



Nürburgring 24 Special Event

he 24 Hours of Nürburgring (ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring) is a 24-hour endurance event held on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It also utilizes part of the GP-Strecke course to form a total lap length of 16.1 miles (25.9 km).

Date: April 8-10, 2022

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware / Software


Fanatec Price Increase

Fanatec announced this week that Starting March 17th 2022, several products across our CSL, ClubSport, and Podium lines will increase in price. However, we are keeping the changes to a minimum, and many products will stay the same – for example we are retaining the basic pricing for the core component in our ecosystem: the Wheel Bases.

Following a reassessment of our price structure, we have also been able to lower the price of a small number of products, and these changes have already been applied. We wanted to give you a heads-up before we apply the price increases next week.

https://mailchi.mp/fanatec/price-increases-coming-next-week?e=511738d246

https://forum.fanatec.com/categories/blog



Ultimate Sim Rig Even Better!

Will Ford at Boosted Media posted a video of how he made his ultimate triple 65″ 4K setup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJnbUK1Clvg



Moza R9 DD Base and Wheel [Greg]

Moza is releasing their new R9 DD base at a price of $439 + vat as well as their GS formula style steering wheel for $499 +vat

https://mozaracing.com/wheel-base-r9

https://www.facebook.com/MOZARacing/videos/253678480302475/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C

https://mozaracing.com/news/moza-racing-launched-2-new-products

https://traxion.gg/moza-racing-launches-new-gs-steering-wheel-and-r9-direct-drive-wheel-base/



SRM Fanatec Emulator

SimmRacing Machines offers their Fanatec emulator for 95 pounds

https://www.simracingmachines.com/WebShop/srm-emulator-for-fanatec-wheel-base



Fanatec Wheel Button Pods

From Thingiverse you can 3D print Fanatec Wheel button pods for the Nascar Wheel Hub.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4773113



Project Doppler DIY hydraulic high-end pedal build

Beano van Rensburg show off his high end hydraulic pedals

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17949/project-doppler-diy-hydraulic-high-end-pedal-build-continuation-from-the-old-forums#latest



Moza R9 DD Review

Shawn Cole on the Simpit YouTube Channel review the newly announced Moza R9 DD Wheel Base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ecODazM9zo



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Phoenix

  • Ellis –   p9- Came from 13th then it ran top five most of the race ended up getting loose as the race got closer to the end and lost it with 32 to go and lost all my track position. This was even more bittersweet than Wednesday night because the guy who won was actually crashed out Wednesday night and I had nothing for him. I really feel like that was an opportunity to win that I let slip it hurts. 
  • Tom D – P5 – started in the rear.  Was able to work my way up to the top 10 most of the race.  I was better on a long run.  Unfortunately we had a few cautions at the end of the race.  Was able to scrap to top 5. I’ll take it. Time for a little vacation. Will be back Wednesday for more fun and games. 
  • Rochette- Phoenix hates me race ended early with a ass losing it out of 2 missing the put barrels and right into me on the wall was early on so went to play some Horizon Forbidden west
  • Brian P8  Avoided a lot of the carnage that has been finding me on a regular basis, just couldn’t manage speed thru turns 3&4…or is it 1&2?
  • Groves – P wrecked out, phoenix sucks.  Got loose and some bonehead decided it would be fun to drive through me
  • Stephen-p
  • Adam -p wrecked out- Top 10-5 speed last night, went from 22nd to 10th running down the next 5 cars in front me.. couple cautions and my cars gear wasn’t great for 3-4 laps and I fell back to 16th got frustrated busted my ass in turn 1 and smoked the wall. I was rolling center better than all the cars around me too
  • Sunday Open

Rochette- Phoenix still hates me BURN THE DOGLEG DOWN jackass lost it in the dogleg and shot right into me against the front stretch wall with 14 to go and in 8th. Cant ever catch a break at Phoenix and we will not ever speak of Phoenix ever again stricken from my record

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –p3!- A record 21 caution of 86 laps of yellow. I got taken out a couple times went not a lot of damage and recovered well. 
    • Tyler – P12. Phoenix sucked! Really wasn’t a good race, got caught up in a few wrecks with other guys and even caught up in a wreck with my teammate. Had 20 incident point where maybe 4 of them were my fault. Caution fest with 21 cautions. Net coded with a guy where we touched rear tires and sent him spinning as we avoided a wreck. Gives me a nice 4x door hit under caution. Wasn’t a good night. 
    • Brian – p

Race : Atlanta

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p. Wrecked, divebombed by the same driver that dive bombed several team mates monday.
    • Ellis – p13-Ran pretty good got up to P2 had bad luck with the way the cautions fell cautions come out right after I stopped under green flag not once but twice lost all my spots eventually I spun out and hit the wall pretty hard for 3 1/2 minutes damage and just brought it home
    • Tyler – P15 finished 2 laps down. Ran a solid race but missed pit entry on my final fuel lap. Ended up running out of gas coasting to pit road. Got loose in turn 2 and was taken out by a car who had their brake bias down in the 30s and couldn’t stop. Was able to get repaired and keep up with the top 8. Felt good to finally be fast. My luck will turn around. 
    • Rochette P1 Hey yo…. what ya get when you get a pole, led the most and fastest laps? Ya get a Chubby Birb in victory lane for a 3rd time in 9 nis starts. What a way to have a send off for old Atlanta and redemption for my 2nd places last year. Dominate car all race except on old tire restarts. But the birb  frankly didn’t give a damn by setting Atlanta and was Gone with the Wind 
    • Bobby -p

Tom D – P2 – Started 17th. Was running between 5th and 10th most of the race. Got caught once after green flag stops a lap down.  I was able to make my way to a top till there was a restart with 12 to go.  I decided to pit. Restarted 4th. Was just a little too loose on the restart. Made the pass for 2nd going to the line.  I’ll take a top 5 and look forward to Sunday

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p12 – got the steering ratio right but still sucked and would get loose in the middle of 1 and 2 and then pound the outside wall – maybe 6 or seven times. Not a bad finish for sucking so bad.
    • Adam – Wrecked out


Official Series

Groves – P1 – Took the lead right before a green white checker.  Leader had been going on green all day, I decided to go early and get the jump and it worked.  The set made all the difference

Ellis – Fixed Ferrari Challenge – Spa – 3 starts, 1 finish not great but not bad… Cant wait for my wheel…




League/Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League – Phoenix
    1. David – p got taken out again by someone who didn’t hold his line.. 
    1. Greg p – p destroyed via flying car early on with no hood recovered to P3. 
    2. Mike – p18 – ran as high as tenth but was more like a 15th the 20th Pl. car especially on older tires. Cautions play in my favor I would gain track position. One incident I missed my breaking mark by a few feet and locked them up and slid into the admin of the league luckily we didn’t wreck. Got dive bombed by a guy and almost wrecked again I heard his name almost every time a caution came out… The final restart they all wrecked and I kind of drove through it but I got too many incidents in a black flag otherwise I might’ve had a top 10. 
    3. Adam – got wrecked going for the win on the outside when the leader lost it and rec the field.
  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    • Mike -p Wrecked – Talladega – Lap8 the guy leading on the outside gets loose. That’s why used to happen to me all the time lol.
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • 1. Jason Higginbotham
  • 2. Thomas Ogle
  • 3. Eddie Jones


Final Thoughts



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Show Introduction

Well, it’s Season 2 build week again in iRacing! That means new content, new content updates and new software updates and we’ll cover it all. We’ll also cover what omissions we were hoping for, but didn’t make the cut. We’ll also explore the horrors of sim racing addiction.

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Topics



Prebuild Hype

The pre build hype for the 2022 Season 2 started on Twitter when Dale Jr tweeted out a picture of the iRacing sponsored ’87 Buick LeSabre.

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1500196919548784652?s=11



This Beast Looks Mean

iRacing Tweeted out a pre-release picture of the Aston martin Vantage GT4

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1500212309700096005?s=11



What’s in the Garage

iRacing also Tweeted some teaser pictures of an undescribed formula car for your interpretation.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1500540715205599232?s=11



Winton Motor Raceway

Winton Motor Raceway was a known addition, but iRacing posted some sneak peak pictures in a Tweet before the release.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1500935893527543813?s=11



2022 Season 2 Release Notes

Finally, the new build was released

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18972/2022-season-2-release-notes-pre-release

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18972/2022-season-2-release-notes-2022-03-08-04#latest



Federated Auto Parts Raceway at i-55

The official iRacing YouTube video release of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

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



Hyundai Veloster N TC

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Hyundai Veloster N TC



Stock Car Brasil

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Toyota Carlooa and Chevy Cruze in the Stock Car Brasil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkq2iXYqQd4



Aston Martin Vantage GT4

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Aston Martin Vantage GT4

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



GT3 Updates

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the new aero updates to the GT3 cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9LwtHC603k



Formula iR-04

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Formula iR-04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y4hNfA_7Wc



No New Atlanta Track in Build

Kyle Zimmer, as with many of us, posted in the forums his surprise that the new Atlanta update was not included in the season 2 build saying,”I know iRacing worked with NASCAR with Atlanta track. I am generally surprised that Atlanta update isn’t included to the build since NASCAR will be racing there in 2 weeks. I am just curious if “New” Atlanta will be release during season 2 in patch or will be in later dates?”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19051/no-new-atlanta-track-in-build#latest



Sim Racing is an Addiction

In a series of YouTube Videos, some of Sim Racing’s top streamers like Dave Cam, Mat Malone and Race Beyond Matter posted vidoes of the horrors of iRacing addiction. Unfortunately, in this sometimes humorless world, some took the satires the wrong way and content creators like Ermin HamSandwich had to remove their posts because of some misdirected backlash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8kL810gzW4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ6NplqXxKs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RgHTGapzx8

https://www.youtube.com/c/ErminHamidovicGaming/community



Should the Trucks be a Pro Qualifying Car?

Bryan Blackford posted a Tweet and directly copied Steve Myers that he thinks that the truck is not challenging enough to be a Pro Qualifying vehicle and doesn’t show off the talent in the division. He’s willing to die on that hill.

https://twitter.com/bryanblack33/status/1499791793960882179?s=11

In a Related Tweet, Boyd Hoggan said that RTP should at least be one of the current cars and thinks the top 3 series cars need more off-throttle time to make better racing.

https://twitter.com/boydwayne97/status/1499885389607096320?s=11



iRacing and Lounging

Our own David Hall was a special guest on the Into the Apex podcast

https://twitter.com/MADSimRacer/status/1499949892357210115



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

Returning for the 2022 season, The Skip Barber Racing School will be hosting the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series, where drivers will compete over six weeks of action for the ultimate prize in motorsports: a fully funded seat in the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series.

https://www.skipbarber.com/iracing-series



What’s in the Mirror

Jed Danyliw asked in the iRacing forums, “Why doesn’t the new cup car have the rear view mirror and the rear camera on the dash?” Staffer Brian Simpson replied that the drivers are allowed to run both the rear view camera, and the actual mirror. In real life, some drivers don’t use the camera because they just don’t trust it since they don’t know if what they are seeing is what is actually there.

In iRacing, we don’t have that issue, the rear view camera is just another mirror portal. Those mirror portals are very expensive performance wise, and having 2 mirrors, both of which have essentially the same view seemed to be a massive performance hit without much actual benefit. So I opted to just have the rear view camera. Since we don’t have the rear view mirror, placing the camera there made sense.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/146710/#Comment_146710



New Sponsorship

JRM announed on Instagram that iRacing will return as a sponsor to the JRMotorsports Late Model Team with driver Carson Kvapil in 2022.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca2iVIGL6tl/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Porsche Supercup Round 3 – Interlagos

American racer Zac Campbell became the third different feature winner in three events to kick off the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season on Saturday, holding off former teammate and last week’s winner Kevin Ellis Jr. in a charge to the finish at Interlagos.

https://www.iracing.com/zac-campbell-scores-first-career-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-victory-at-interlagos/



“IMOLA GT” collection dedicated to SIM racing

Ninjersey is offering a customizable Imola GT hoodie for sale on their website.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIu6q7nHmek/

https://ninjersey.com/collections/imola-gt-collection/products/custom-hoodie-imola-gt



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy-Las Vegas



Hardware/Software


How To Adjust P1 Pro Pedals

Sim Coaches posted a video on their YouTube page showing you how to adjust your P1 Pro Pedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNtF5j7q8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNtF5j7q8E



Company Review

ITR – Italian Team Racing offers several formula style wheels as well as LCD displays and more.

https://www.scuderiaitr.it/store/en/



MME Motorsport Sequential Shifter Review

The Sim Racing Garage reviewed the MME Motorsports sequential shifter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs-_oXX698k

http://www.mme-motorsport.com/en/sim-racing/products/sequential-shifter



Which FANATEC Formula Wheel is Best for You?

Will Ford at Boosted media has a video asking and answering Which Fanatec Formula Wheel is best for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LATP6Yphmg8



Acelith F1 Rim

Acelith Designs has a plethora of steering wheel mods for Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec

https://acelith.com/



irSidekick AiEdit

Martin Lanza posted that he’s built a program to assist editing Ai Rosters. At present the first version of the program is very limited, it can’t create new rosters or add/delete drivers (will add these features later). Currently, the main reason to use this program is to easily apply paint/livery and also have defined driver attribute presets that can be easily applied to drivers. Both are applied to roster drivers via drag & drop which visual, quick and simple.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19062/irsidekick-aiedit#latest



Nvidia hackers

Hacker group Lapsus$ has leaked the credentials of more than 71,000 Nvidia employees after the company did not acquiesce to its demands. The group stole the corporate data during a recent ransomware attack and threatened to release it if Nvidia didn’t remove its cryptocurrency mining limiter (LHR) from its RTX 30-series video cards. Nvidia refused to do so, and the group has since issued another demand and claims it will release even more data if Nvidia doesn’t comply.

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https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-hackers-leak-employee-credentials-threaten-to-release-nvidias-most-closely-guarded-trade-secrets/



Gran Turismo DD Pro Base [Brian]

When the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro was originally revealed back in November 2021, it was part of a bundle that included a GT-themed wheel and a set of CSL Pedals, but now the wheel base is available separately. Entitled the ‘Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base’, this allows those who may already own Fanatec pedals or a sim racing wheel rim to purchase the standalone base.

You can now buy the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro purely as a wheel base

ByThomas Harrison-LordPosted on March 7, 2022You can now buy the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro purely as a wheel base

The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base is available now for €599.95/$599.95 and includes the Boost Kit 180.

https://fanatec.com/us-en/racing-wheels-wheel-bases/wheel-bases/gran-turismo-dd-pro-wheel-base-8-nm

https://traxion.gg/you-can-now-buy-the-fanatec-gran-turismo-dd-pro-purely-as-a-wheel-base/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open:Vegas

  • Ellis –   pP4 – after getting wrecked out early with three minutes damage got a top-five Holla!!!
  • Rochette- P1 the Chubby Birb flew into the strip, walked into the Mandalay Bay watched the Michael Jackson tribute show then went to the Roulette table put everything on the number 1 because thats was the number of the day. Got the pole led 45 laps and was about to have a dominant day but a late restart almost end that but car was fast as hell so no issues even grazing the wall with 3 to go https://www.facebook.com/TifosiRacing/posts/1816943478496549 
  • Brian P- 2 laps and 10 minutes of damage.  Nuff said
  • Hall – P. torped
  • Greg – p3
  • Groves – P something under 20 – Low split hell but got to race in the same split with Lisa in her first NIS start.  We were both many laps down from getting caught up in the 1700 wrecks but we both stuck around until the end many laps down
  • Adam -p7 top split

Hall – p torpedoed again with 5 laps to go fighting for top 5 in top split

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –pwrecked out – missed the first caution to only get wreck under caution by a guy who shifted into the wrong gear and spun out into me 90 seconds damage – got that fixed and just shy of half way got caught up in a big one blown engine – several folks arca braked into me way after i had stopped too.

Tyler – P https://twitter.com/tylerfatboy1990/status/1500692324866826242?s=11

Race :Phoenix

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 15 dumped, but got some of it back.  Guy apologized, but haven’t really had a clean race since Daytona.
    • Ellis – p11 – Started P 19 quickly worked my way to the top five ended up leading some laps. Pit it with like 35 to go and stayed out while others pitted was leading on the final restart but the new tires got me at the end I went to block down the back stretch on the white he was already there I got hooked. 
    • Stephen –wrecked 
    • Tom D – P loaded the fix set. 
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – Wrecked out running fifth. Same guy don’t be that dumped me earlier in the ray so I had a minute and a half damage he finally took me out 11 minutes damage he took out the other fastest car in the race as well it wasn’t pretty.



Official Series


Hall – P1 Sebring



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League – Las Vegas
    1. David – p
    1. Greg p – p9
  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    1. Mike -p DNF – Parked it from boredom at Pocono w only 9 cars.
    2. Greg-p2
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Talladega P18 started in the pits because of a system crash going a lap down.  Finally got lap back with 8 to go and got up to 18
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series – Phoenix
  • 1. Thomas Ogle
  • 2. Brian Glass
  • 3. Eddie Jones
  • OBRL CUP Series
    • Brian P3 Late caution with slight damage worked in my favor with new tires  



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. Atlantadega

Description

Well, it’s Season 2 build week again in iRacing! That means new content, new content updates and new software updates and we’ll cover it all. We’ll also cover what omissions we were hoping for, but didn’t make the cut. We’ll also explore the horros of sim racing addiction. 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 Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

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Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

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Episode 0320

3/3/2022 – Torpedoes Away – Episode 0320

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Show Introduction

On today’s show we’ll recap a wild Coke Series Race at Las Vegas with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. We’ll take a tour of the Coanda SimSport Facility, Start contemplating what might be coming in the Season 2 build and follow the next steps in purchasing my (Mike) formula wheel.

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Topics



Coke Race – Las Vegas

Great long form interview with Femi pre-race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0NMHk-NagA

  • Green flag but TROUBLE LAP 2!
  • Cody Byus and Vicente Salas get together, multiple cars involved in Turn 1! @Nick_Shelton402, @KadenWHoneycutt and others involved

Crazy after the restart as they are all over the 3 lines side by side coming and going… 15 cars within .9 tenths of a second

Caution 2 at Lap 14  – Donovan Straus was hung out on the bottom while the top line was moving he arched it up trying to get a good entry but touched the outside car dylan ault, clipped his left rear and it was on… – Brian Mercurio and Taylor Hurst with big damage too. After DonovanStrauss got sent into the infield, tried to lock it down, but slid back into traffic. Murcurio, @znovak15, Retzlaf, and others collected in that wreck.

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1498845933991256066

  • Up front, @MikeConti5 has control, but @RyanLuza is in pursuit. 30 laps complete. 70 to go at Vegas.
  • A third caution on the speedway – Garrett Lowe got loose, collected Matt Bussa. Just been a bad day for MODE.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1498852229469683713

  • RESTART LAP 50: Derik Bourdeau and @MikeConti5 lead the field into Turn 1. Luza third, conti ottinger 
  • LAP 53: NEW LEADER, @MikeConti5 as @bobbyzalenski gets loose! He saves it!

Caution #4! Derek Justis gets loose off the wall and gets his teammate Malik Ray!. Briar LaPradd and Kyle Peddle also involved. 46 to go.

  • RESTART 41 to go: @MikeConti5 and Derik Bourdeau lead the field into Turn 1.
  • TROUBLE! @MitchelldeJong1 just went head-on into the outside wall! CAUTION. 38 to go. He was a bit slow after a bad exit of Turn 4 and he and Corey Vincent came together..
  • Before the fifth caution, @MikeConti5 had taken back control of the lead with @NickOttinger just behind – they’ll line up on the front row for the restart with 33 laps to go.
  • Sixth caution! The defending champion Keegan Leahy goes around! Dylan Ault and Zack Novak also involved! When they wreck, they wreck big! A lot of fast guys torn up in that.

https://twitter.com/RFKracing/status/1498857617631891461

  • RESTART 18 to go: 
  • @MikeConti5 and @NickOttinger lead the field into Turn 1.
  • , luza in 3rd, bowlin kirwin manes vincent guest

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1498860445813329924

  • Under 10 laps to go. Anyone got anything for @MikeConti5? But the real battle is for 2nd, Luza and ottinger side my side digging hard…. This stacks them up behind them but conti has a nice breakaway
  • CHECKERED FLAG! @MikeConti5 wins at the virtual LVMotorSpeedway!

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1498863689465798656?s=11

https://www.enascar.com/coca-cola-iracing-series/



Coanda Simsport Tour

Traxion posted an article taking you inside the former warehouse turned Esports Hub for Coanda Simsport. The team evolved the new location last month, just before the running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.

https://traxion.gg/inside-coanda-simsports-esports-hub/



Keeping the TK Tradition

Tony Kanaan Tweeted a video of a great start to his Porsche race, keeping up with the Tony Kanaan tradition.

https://twitter.com/tonykanaan/status/1497318116421951491?s=11

https://twitter.com/tonykanaan/status/1499021711815196673?s=11



Real Life vs Sim Life

In a Tweet at iRacing.com they posted that Seeing all the drivers struggle with this car makes me feel MUCH better about how I’ve been driving in the sim. Reinforcing the difficulty of handling the next gen car.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1498054143390490633?s=11

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18497/cup-racing-is-fun-again#latest



2022 Season 2 Build Thread – Content List

Kyle A Noel posted in the forums what we already know to be coming on the next build, what’s been implied, and what’s a maybe. He also list what’s been confirmed for future bids.

CONFIRMED:

1987 NASCAR Legends Buick –

iRacing Grand Prix Tour –

MOAR Endurance Series –

Multiple Tire Compounds Rule for Grand Prix Open & Tour –

Multiple Tire Compounds Rule for Indycar Open & iRacing Series –

IMPLIED:

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 –

A new GT vehicle for road

  • Mercedes AMG Evo?
  • Audi R8 EVO?

MAYBE:

Atlanta Motor Speedway rebuild – (due to their placement on 2022 Coca Cola Series in mid-March)

  • RTP confirmed using the old Atlanta scan in mid-March, so maybe not the case.

August 2021 announcements:

Indianapolis Speedway (Oval/Road/Dirt) – announced by IMS president back in August

Sandown Motor Speedway – – scans shown in August 2021

Winton Raceway –

October 2021 announcement:

Brazilian Stock Car Pro Series –

Spilling of Beans:

Formula 4 leak from last build –

Second street stock for pavement and dirt –

Mini stock 4 cylinder oval car for pavement and dirt –

Teasers:

Rain –

3D grass –

CONFIRMED FOR FUTURE BUILDS:

Lucas Oil Speedway  –

Port Royal Speedway –

Kern County Raceway Park –

Pro 4 Championship Series –

SCCA Runoffs –

LM Stock update or Pro Late Model –

2022 NASCAR Truck Series new bodies –

Mercedes W13 –

UNCONFIRMED RUMORS:

Lincoln Speedway (PA) – a dirt oval forum commenter listed 4 tracks the van was seen at (with 3 of them later confirmed)

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1499221784872337410?s=11



RTP Drama

Ashton Crowder’s team of drivers have decided to disassociate from THEDrillSpill which he owns amid a Tweet that the drivers considered to be disrespectful and unprofessional

https://twitter.com/KennyBrady54/status/1498894358812274693



Top Highlights from Daytona Week

iRacing posted a video of highlights exclusively dedicated to the Daytona Week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tumMgtXfWA



2022 Sebring 12 Hour presented by Heusinkveld

Date: March 25-27

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18653/2022-sebring-12-hour-presented-by-heusinkveld



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy Vegas



Hardware/Software


Podium Button Module Rally

Fanatec has revealed more information for their new Podium Button Module Rally including that it will have the following features

  • nine buttons with RGB backlighting
  • two D-pads
  • three 12-way multi-position switches
  • a 1” OLED display

https://mailchi.mp/fanatec/this-is-the-podium-button-module-rally-2089744?e=511738d246

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/fanatec-reveals-more-about-upcoming-rally-button-module.464/



Company Review

“ONE3 Speed makes some of the best button boxes for iRacing.”

https://www.onethreespeed.com/



Sim Hound

Sim Hound offers sim racing equipment such as racing shoes, gloves and profile rigs that come in custom painted finishes.

https://simhound.com/



BDH Shifter

Base Performance Simulators offers their BDH shifter for serious sim racers for 687.5 pounds ( $920 usd)

https://www.facebook.com/100734911869323/posts/381678010441677/?d=n

https://www.baseperformance.net/product-page/bdh-shifter



From Russia With Love

The Aiologs Projects sim sequential shifter is available at Advanced Sim Racing and sells for $240

https://www.advancedsimracing.com/blogs/news/now-available-aiologs-projects



Breaking News From Race Dept

British racing car manufacturer, and iconic 60s Formula One champion Jack Brabham, last week announced that they are teaming up with Base Performance Simulators. They are launching limited edition Brabham Motorsport racing themed simulators, celebrating three defining eras in the history of the Brabham name in Formula One.

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/brabham-and-base-performance-simulators-team-up.447/



Motion Simulation Buys HPP Simulation Pedals IP

Motion Simulation has now established a plan for their pedal supplier by acquiring the intellectual property and production rights relating to HPP Simulation’s impressive JBV simulation pedals.

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/motion-simulation-buys-hpp-simulation-pedals-ip.430/



Elemento S

The VPG Elemento S is an Italian designed formula wheel with a 4.3″ display and sells for 1,150 pounds ($1,540usd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsPuwRJWhlE&t=31s

https://vpgsimlab.co.uk/shop/p/elemento-s



PT Actuator TensionR Belt Tensioning System Review

Barry Rowland at the Sim Racing Garage reviews the PT Actuator TensionR Belt Tensioning System.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WbCV_2DUCs



What Makes Cube Controls’ F-Pro Different?

On Squirrel’s YouTube Page he posted a video review of the Cube Controls F-Pro formula wheel and what surprising new features he found

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg0jg2I3ySk



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Cali

  • Ellis –   p7 – Finally stop the bleeding and finished on the lead lap for the first time this year reign very respectable coming up to the field multiple times has higher second we’re just a few laps to go I had gotten tight Late in the race 
  • Rochette- P need to relocate to Bell Aire (fresh Prince Theme)  Now, this is a story all about how the chubby birb got flipped-turned all around 

And I’d like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I’ll tell you how I became black flagged Required Repaired 

  • Sunday Open
    • Rochette- P2 unlike the hollywood hit Twins with Danny Devito played by David Hall and I as Arnold. Car was fast but not fast enough for the leader. Had a blast with a 3 way for sloppy 2nd in the final 30 laps 
    • Hall – p Torpedoed
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pwRecked Out – Couldnt Miss It

Race : Las Vegas

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 7.  Caught in early wreck, minor damage.   Long run slow as result, Loosened the car up on late runs and had a GWC finish went from 13th to 7th
    • Ellis – p wrecked out – car was a rocket ship always moving forward, as high as p2… got wrecked running 6th where guy in front of me checked for a guy in front of him who was spinning out, i got off gas but it wasnt enough and i plowed in, car destroyed on lap 37
    • Tyler – P7 solid race car felt great. Gently brushed the wall on the tri oval entering turn 1 and really lost some speed and handling mid race. Happy to see Tom win as I was the last car he lapped before taking the checkered. Great set by the guys. 
    • Tom D – P1. Viva Las Vegas! Car was fast.  I was not planning on running, but was able to get out of work early.  Used the first ½ of the race to learn the car at Vegas.  Was able to take the lead right before green flag stops.  Came out of the pits 2nd and was able to run down the leader with about 25 to go.  Was able to run my laps and take down my first NexGen and Vegas win at my “Home Track”. Closest to Colorado.  Happy to take my first NiS win down so early in the season to keep my streak alive for another year.  Happy for the team. We are now 3 weeks into the NiS season and we have picked up a win as a team each week. Great job boys
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – Got wrecked on lap 12 had six minutes optional continued on and ended up P 17



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall – P5 in a race with Parker Kligerman, he got wrecked on white flag lap from 3rd




League / Hosted Races

Leagues/Hosted Races 

  • FastTrack League – cali
    1. David – p11, a little wall damage hurt my long run speed
    2. Bobby – Throughput fell to an unacceptable level
    3. Greg p – 4 – was right on leader on white but hit the wall
    4. Mike – p26 – got tagged by someone and slid the car sideways a ways, could not drive it at all after that, kept getting loose having to stab the brakes to stop it. Never caught a caution to sort it out.
    5. Adam – wrecked out
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis  – Chris Macguire 
      • Supercars at michigan
      • Lite Volkswagon bug at figure eight irwindale with the jump – p5 – 
      • 87’s at Tally
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – n wilkesboro – fun race ran fairly well back half of top ten…

  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    1. Mike -p12 – 1 early caution but green after that – pitted at halfway kind of a boring race…

Greg-p13

  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • OBRL CUP Series
    • Brian P.DQ’d Too many incident points. This car even giving the OBRL guys trouble
  • Git R Done Racing 
  1. Brian P11  Damage-paloza continues. The iRacing open setup was too loose for me in turn 4

Git R Done GT3 Series

Greg – P2



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. Torpedos Away

Description

On today’s show we’ll recap a wild Coke Series Race at Las Vegas with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. We’ll take a tour of the Coanda SimSport Facility, Start contemplating what might be coming in the Season 2 build and follow the final steps in purchasing Mike’s new formula wheel. 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 Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

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Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

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Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0319

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Show Introduction

Today we visit with old teammate Will Gibson, introduce several new series, and Dale Jr asks the community a question. Mike contemplates what formula wheel he’s gonna get and we watch a tour of the Sim Coaches Factory!

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Special Guest

Guest Name Will Gibson

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
  2. Which series do you normally run?                
  3. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
  4. Software
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

  1.               
  2.  


Topics



Road to Pro Standings

In a Tweet from Local Average Guy he posted a Google doc of the current results for the Road to Pro Qualifier Series after round 1 Daytona. He shows that Seth DeMerchant currently sits atop the points.

https://twitter.com/gustheant/status/1494521789006897158?s=11



Mercedes AMG F1 W13 Reveal

Steve Myers, Executive VP of iRacing, posted on Twitter a comment on Mercedes AMG Petronas’ F1 page of the newly designed Mercedes AMG F1 W13, saying that, “And no we are not working on it yet…”

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1494682570734325761?s=11



iRacing Podiums and Fanfare

Mark Heitchue posted in the forums the following…

Just curious – so, I actually have manged to hang on and podium a few races – AND iracing – where is the podium? Show me the podium buddies!!!

And I just leveled up to C after a bit of a long-haul D-slump – where are the fireworks or fan mail??!!! Come on (!)… – it is a game after all – I want to…. “Celebrate tonight – come on!” I mean dirt Rally 2 has podiums………… : )

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18321/where-is-the-podium-iracing#latest



New NIS Logo

Nick Simon noticed, and commented in the forums that iRacing has a new Nis Logo and is asking for files to add to his paints.

I see iRacing updated the NiS logo a few hours ago. Has a high res version been posted anywhere? Need it to update the logos on my spreadsheets, stream, and wouldn’t mind putting it on the car. Maybe someone on staff could help out?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18305/new-logo#latest



Where Do You Rank

Derek M Cyphers posted links he created on public.tableau.com to see how you tank in iRacing with your iRating anf Safety Rating in all 4 categories of licenses

Hi All,

One of iRacing’s strengths is its community and all the data it captures around that community. I was recently inspired by some blog posts correlating Safety Rating with iRating (spoiler: it’s there, but it’s loose) to go grab the data myself and do some personal analysis. In particular, while I know my iRating and SR, I wasn’t sure where that put me in terms of percentile rank against all other road racers.

Since my company specializes in data and analytics like this, I decided to build out a simple interface to answer that question, and I’ve published it using Tableau Public so any other nerds like me can do the same.

Road: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/RoadDriverProfile?:language=en-US&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

Oval: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/OvalDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

Dirt Road: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/DirtRoadDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

Dirt Oval: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/DirtOvalDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/12153/curious-how-you-rank-against-other-members-check-out-this-new-tool#latest



Not Top 10 – February

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZLo45r8JcU



Updated Late Model Poll

Dale Earnhardt Jr Posted in the forums a poll asking how the late model should be updated, the options were an updates Late Model Stock, or a New Pro Late model

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18463/of-these-2-choices-what-do-you-prefer



iRacing Grand Prix Tour

Greg West Posts: 

New for 2022, iRacing will debut the iRacing Grand Prix Tour.

This 23 event full length (305 km) grand prix series will feature the Mercedes-AMG W12 E Performance with both Fixed and Open setup timeslots.

Series Overview:

License: D 4.0 and up

3 minute practice

8 minute lone qualifier

Race length as noted in the schedule

Drops: 4

*This series will require the use of multiple compounds

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18073/new-series-iracing-grand-prix-tour/p1

Nick Neben Posts: 

So has anyone figured out if the Triple is possible, running Long Beach, Indy 500, and Coke 600 in the same day? Haven’t looked to see if the dates align to try and pull it off.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/136824#Comment_136824



Random Snap Oversteer

Brodie Hannah posted in the forums his thoughts that the Next Gen has always had an issue with snap oversteer. This issues has been exaggerated even more with the new changes This is a phenomenon we’ve heard of from the tests, likely a design “feature” with the car. It does not like yaw at all, and any small amount of yaw will start a spin that may be unrecoverable. We saw Chase Elliott do it twice in less than 30 minutes at Phoenix, both started from very small amounts of yaw.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17098/random-snap-oversteer/p1



MOAR Series

Greg West Posted in the forums that if you like solo endurance events like the ROAR, you are going to love this! The MOAR Endurance Series, starting in Season 2, will feature biweekly races with limited time slots with some of our newest content in the Touring Car and GT4. These 2 hour long solo endurance events will follow along the IMSA Pilot Challenge schedule allowing drivers to have an opportunity to practice in race conditions before the endurance events

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17762/new-series-moar-endurance-series/p1



New Damage Model for Gen 7

Tyler D. Hudson Posted in the forums that the NDM development for the NG continues. It is something we are working on and want to release!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/136212#Comment_136212



 Porsche TAG Heuer Supercup Race 2 Barcelona

 Kevin Ellis Jr. returned to the top step of the podium with a dominant feature victory, Diogo Pinto held off Alejandro Sanchez and Jeremy Bouteloup for the win in the sprint race and took the points lead after the second week.



Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Canada

https://twitter.com/porschecanada/status/1495760258844827651?s=11



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/

We are now on WIDSOM – https://www.wisdom.audio/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy

What a great turnout for the 3rd annual iRacers Lounge Podcast Fantasy League. I’m pretty stoked for another fun season, I see last year’s champion has returned and is starting out in a strong fashion in a 3 way tie for 3rd place with “A Random Tartingrade”(lol, great name) and our own JediMcFly(Chris Scales). My strategy of being ultra conservative didn’t totally payoff the way I was hoping but with it just being the first race, im not too bothered by it. We have lots to learn over the next few races as we head to California and hopefully get a better look at what we can expect throughout the season. Keselowski was a hot commodity this past week, could that be a trend? I’m not thinking its likely BUT with there being practice this year, we should have a better idea going into each week. I’ve got my eye on Larson this week, might be a good time to test the waters with him just remember there is only 10 uses!! Haven’t joined yet? Head over to Nascar.com and go to the fantasy section and search up iRacers Lounge Podcast League and sign up and see how you stack up.



Hardware/Software


Complex Simworks

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ComplxSimworks



Precision Engineering LM-X

https://www.precisionsimengineering.com/shop-online/lm-x-steering-wheel



Nvidia Reflex in iRacing

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/february-2022-reflex-game-hardware-updates/

What we mean when we say CPU-limited is that the CPU is taking more time on a frame than the GPU is, so the GPU finishes a frame and sits idle until the next one is sent from the CPU. In this case Reflex does nothing.

When you are GPU-limited the opposite is true, the CPU is producing frames quicker than the GPU can consume them. This means the GPU has to manage a backlog of frames every time it goes to grab one, and this leads to various weird problems. 

In this GPU-limited case Reflex will act as a messenger from the GPU to the CPU, telling it when the GPU is ready for a new frame. This means the CPU does less work to produce frames that will never be used, and the GPU has to sort through fewer stale frames that are actually a few ticks old. Reducing the number of frames left sitting in the queue is the focus of Reflex. Because this entire loop is how you get feedback on your own inputs (like steering) it means you can see the effects of your inputs a tiny bit quicker. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/125147/#Comment_125147



Best Bass Shaker Settings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk73cvyyFUM



Sim Coaches Factory Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQvuwffLh8



Ascher Racing F65-USB V3

https://ascher-racing.com/de/f64-usb-v3/



Intel Arc GPU is Coming Soon

https://www.eteknix.com/intel-confirms-arc-alchemist-desktop-gpus-q2



Sim Solutions Design

https://www.simsolutiondesigns.com/



GPU Price Drop

https://twitter.com/greymon55/status/1495220167839662081

After dropping the big news about GPU prices, Greymon55 went on to talk about the upcoming generation of graphics cards: Nvidia 40-series “Ada Lovelace” and AMD RDNA3. Both lineups are set to release later this year

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/new-leak-says-gpu-prices-will-drop-in-march/



Company Review

https://ragnarsimulator.com/



irSidekick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfthjZFmvzE&t=222s

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18373/irsidekick-driver-free-app#latest



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Daytona

  • Ellis –   pDNF – Led a bunch of laps at one point had a break away of about 12 seconds, on a green flag stop i somehow only took 2 tires and 1 tank of fuel – i had actually used the mouse to check prior to getting on pit road, i have no idea how this happened… From there it went downhill from there never caught a caution had to pit on my own, got caught up in a wreck.
  • Rochette the Chubby Birb is the LONE Tifosi 2022 DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION…. Started in the back had several misses with wrecks. Was a lap down at 1 point from trying to push someone that didnt know how to hold a line. Got wave around on a caution and got a caution with 4 laps left in tank put me up front. Had a great battle with 2nd last 20 laps dodging lappers. But car was definitely faster. Thank Mike for hopping in last 30 laps and Brandon Yuhouse for a great looking car. First official win in the Next Gen and first win since July of 2020… IM A DAYTONA 500 AND INDY 500 CHAMPION 
  • Brian P2 – Kissing your sister.  Qualified around p10, and worked to the front to stay out of trouble.  Was a part of a couple of break-aways but kept regrouping after cautions. Wound up in a 3 car break for the last 20 laps.  On the last turn  the car on my high side used a lapper as a pick.  I tried to squeeze thru but we made contact.  Finished in 2nd with damage. 
  • Greg – Should have won
  • Sunday Open
    • Rochette- Pcaught in wreck rip
    • Hall – p 6.  Front Runner, has some bad luck with caution timing that cost me track position and this split didn’t have many guy’s that were good at pushing.
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pDNF – Wrecked out lap 16 the pack is lapping a lap car he is well off the wall and sure enough gets tagged and wrecks the field.

Race : Auto Club

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p20   Destroyed on lap 25, car a few places up gets turned right into to a corner.  Praying that he wouldn’t slide back up, but he did.
    • Tyler – P2 got a 4x on lap 2 as a guy locked up brakes avoiding a wreck. Battled back from going a lap down twice and a black flag for entering closed pits. Noob mistake. Late race caution for the GWC with an amazing setup helped me get the podium. Great help from the team before and during the race and felt really fast. 
    • Rochette P8 well this was fun. 15 cautions tagged in a few stayed on lead lap all night. Was doored and walled 8 to go and wrecked at checkered. 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – wrecked out
    • Steve – win
    • David – p17.  Ran top 5 as High as 2nd in top split.  Cautions every 2 laps for the last 20, coming to white flag I got just loose and had to collect it and lost all my spots


Official Series

  • A Open
    • Kyle- P 1. Started P13 and just kept it clean. Made a last lap pass out of turn 2 and got pushed to the lead and walked away with the W!
  • RTP 
    • Ellis – DNF – Daytona – Wrecked out running 10th on lap 12 – couldnt miss it


League / Hosted Races

  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    • Greg-p Should have won
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • OBRL CUP Series  
    • Brian P wrecked out.  Made it clean to a green-white-checker but got caught when cars in front of me crashed going 3 wide.
  • Git R Done Racing 
  1. Brian P3  Ran at the front except for a eol speeding penalty mid way thru.  Tough battle with 6 cars at the end, but got p3 after some last straight shenanigans


Final Thoughts



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  1. Adam Lovelace

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Today we visit with old teammate Will Gibson, introduce several new series, and Dale Jr asks the community a question. Mike contemplates what formula wheel he’s gonna get and we watch a tour of the Sim Coaches Factory! 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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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0318

2/17/2022 – The Podidumb 500 – Episode 0318

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

Well, the Coke Series is back at Daytona this week and we’re very excited to have Series announcer Evan Posocco back to cover all of the exciting action. Another big Daytona iRacing event doesn’t go off quite as well. All that plus a look at one of the nicest formula and GT wheels on the market.

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Topics



Coke Race

  • Coke Race – Daytona – 13th season
  • Got Alan Cavanna and Ben Kennedy on…Pike and Blake joining in…. Playseat and Wendy’s as new sponsors.

LAP 4: There’s about a 10-car pack a second behind the lead pack, led by @TDawgHurst, although they’re closing back in.

  • TROUBLE! Lap 6!
  • Contact between @BriarLaPradd and @BigDogBowden sent the 69 into his @eRacr_gg teammate @Dard2121. That collected about 7 or 8 cars.
  • A lot of big names are hurt very early in the going of this event.
  • Up front, not much is happening. The field is two by two and both @NickOttinger and @MikeConti5 continue to swap the lead back and forth. Most of the aggression is in the back currently.
  • Lap 25/80 Trouble for Kyle Peddle! He lost it all on his own! Looked like he was trying to cut quick to the bottom and it just went around! HARD LICK! NO CAUTION!
  • LAP 40: Green flag pit stops are underway.
  • 37 to go -OH NO, TEAMMATES!!!! THEY WRECKED FOR THE LEAD!!!
  •  Contact between @LoganClampitt_ and @NickOttinger send Clampitt’s No. 97 around. @KeeganLeahy was also involved.
  • Back to green – then another quick caution for Casey Kirwin
  • He came down from top to button and wasn’t quite clear, and turned himself off someones bumper – no one else involved.
  • CAUTION! 22 to go. @DerekJustis spins on the backstretch.
  • CAUTION! 7 to go. @NickOttinger is among those involved. CAUTION! Nick Ottinger spins trying to avoid Ray Alfalla! Brian Mercurio is involved! We’re getting a late race restart at Daytona!
  • RESTART 3 to go: @MalikRayTTV and @FemiOlat_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • TROUBLE! @MalikRayTTV gets turned! 2 to go. We’re going to overtime.

PHOTO FINISH! @FemiOlat_ WINS AT DAYTONA!!!!!! THREE WIDE AT THE LINE WITH @swilson3_ AND @GarrettManes!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1493791572806320128

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1493791363955052564

https://www.iracing.com/enascar/standings/



The Podidumb 500

The prestigious Podium 500 was held this past weekend and finished with much controversy.

Hours Later They Strip the Win, Manes is Winner

https://twitter.com/PodiumeSports/status/1492979005020123136

Next Day, Change Minds Again, Peterson Wins

https://twitter.com/PodiumeSports/status/1493078951438266368

https://twitter.com/PodiumeSports/status/1493353085967777798

Fleeing The Sinking Ship

Immediately following the rulings Podium eSports had a bunch of negative feedback and even resignations within the organization.

https://twitter.com/TerryRadford4/status/1492996102878109696

https://twitter.com/JamesVPike/status/1493366951464390661



The Vees in the Rain

Greg Hill posted in iRacing’s twitter page a couple of formula vee’s racing in the rain at Imola. He says that they’re making great progress on the upcoming rain system.

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1492229207321157634?s=11

https://traxion.gg/hill-iracing-team-making-tremendous-progress-on-future-rain-system/



iRacing Top 10 Highlights – January 2022

iRacing posted the January edition if the top 10 on their YouTube channel

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



Wore my watch to check heartrate

Porsche Supercup Driver Sebastian Job demonstrated why fitness is important in racing (even in sim racing) by wearing his heartrate monitor watch.

https://twitter.com/g2sebi/status/1491771019094372358?s=11



Vehicle Production Associate

iRacing posted another job opening in the forums this time for a Vehicle Production Associate

Job Title:

Vehicle Production Associate

Position Status:

Full-time position

Description:

iRacing.com, the industry leader in PC-based racing simulations, is looking for an experienced and successful sim racer with knowledge of vehicle dynamics and ability to create and tune car setups to join the development team. This Vehicle Production Associate would regularly test content and systems with a keen eye, and provide critical feedback for improvement. Through written reports, one-on-one conversations, and meticulous data analysis, the Vehicle Production Associate aims to ensure the highest level of user satisfaction, and will have the details to prove it. This person would regularly work closely with our vehicle engineers, and also with the ALPHA Test Team for team and group testing, as well as with our Quality Assurance Team to help manage and report bugs.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17757/vehicle-production-associate



Now What

Streamer Jimmy Broadbent posted a video of a race where he has a little wheel trouble

https://www.tiktok.com/@jimmybroadbent/video/7063762144117984518



Bathurst 12 Hours

Coke Driver Vicente Salas along with teammate Garrett Manes teamed up for a top split win at the Bathurst 12 hours

https://twitter.com/vicente_salas14/status/1492593566475952128?s=11

Bathurst Goes Nuclear


iRacing posted a video on their Twitter of a video of a car at Bathurst running into a dead end when a car is stopped right in front of him.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ-OeHdDVU1/



Sim Party Racing

Craig Gregory from the UK gave the Lounge shout-out mentioning that he and his teammates Rob and Tayma from Sim Party Racing finished 8th in their split, the first time they raced together.



5 Practice Pro Tips for iRacing

Streamer Matt Maline posted a youtube video on his channel of 5 tips for practicing in iRacing

0:10 Ghost Car Offset

1:33 Watch/Ghost/Spot

3:56 AI

8:59 School Track Config

10:28 Opposite Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzSX4yvV7ZY



Sim Racing Stats

Sim Racing Stats is a website that will show you stats of participation broken down by series

https://www.simracingstats.com/index.html



Dude is living in 3022

Alex Wiederhold posted a link of am extreme car crash simulator in action

https://www.facebook.com/100000026784809/posts/5291134650897375/?d=n



2022 Season 1 Patch 4 Release Notes

iRacing staffer Alex Gustafson posted the release notes for season 1 patch 4

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17910/2022-season-1-patch-4-release-notes-2022-02-12-02



The Best it’s Ever Been

Dale Jr Knows two thigs as well as anyone. Restrictor plate racing and iRacing, and says the current superspeedway package may be the best it’s ever been.

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1493669388234502149?s=11



eNASCAR College iRacing Series

NASCAR and iRacing have partnered with NACE Starleague to create the eNASCAR College iRacing Series, bringing the excitement of top-tier sim racing to college students across the United States and Canada this spring. The top 32 eligible drivers in three separate time attacks will qualify to represent their universities in races at the virtual Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Watkins Glen International over a three-month span. Additional events will be announced in conjunction with the fall semester to bring the total prize pool to $50,000 in scholarships.

https://www.iracing.com/enascar-college-iracing-series-announced-50000-in-scholarships-available-to-college-students-in-2022/

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2022/02/15/nascar-and-nace-starleague-bring-sim-racing-to-college-campuses-nationwide/



Junior Graphic Designer

Another iRacing job posted became available this week. This one is for a Junior Graphics Designer.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18081/junior-graphic-designer



Buick Base Design

Dale Jr Tweeted out a poll asking which base design should be applied to the new ’87 Buick Lesabre

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1494443483955929091?s=11



Don’t Leave Home Without It

On an interview on TikTok F1 World Champion Max Verstappen mentions he won’t leave home without his iRacing simulator.

https://www.tiktok.com/@iracingofficial/video/7065333070412696879?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy

Fantasy starts this week!!! So, get in your picks or even better Join us for the most fun fantasy league in the business!



Hardware/Software


Light and Color effects in SimRacing Philips Hue Super Realistic Light


Didier Canetta posted in his Youtube channel his Phillips Hue Lighting system

https://youtu.be/h0Jf6mlcyCo



Cube Controls F-Pro

The new Cube Controls F-Pro will be available for pre orders in late April and run 860 euros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFR_mHRs_W0

https://www.cubecontrols.com/product/f-pro/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEuHZmZ720A



Full test using Thanos AMC + SRS in VR

Kawasaki Ninja posted a YouTube video of his test in the DIY Mega motion system from eRacing Labs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6trTk4iIMY

https://eracing-lab.com/products/rs-mega-plus



GSI GT-Max32

The GSI GT-<ax 32 is the most advanced sim steering wheel they have made to date! It’s the first GT steering wheel in sim racing to feature a total circumference carbon frame. 3 funky switches, 500 gram force programmable LED buttons, LED rotaries and 5 inch LCD touch screen. Pre-orders begin today

https://twitter.com/gomezsimracing/status/1493221594331852801?s=11

https://gomezsimindustries.com/shop/p/gt-max-32



Sim Lab Price Increase

Sim Labs is feeling the inflationary crunch with the rest of us, and regret to announce a price increase to the P1X by about 15%



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Race : Daytona
  • Wed Fixed 
    • Rochette– P35 taken out on lap 9 from dips going 3 wide. Fate is making sure that i race bottom split with Groves Friday night 
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 9,  ran top 5 all race.  Was in 4 car brake away and a lap car got into with the 4th place car with 5 to go.  I took tires knowing they could be huge.  Was in good position and net code took me out.
    • Ellis – p DNF – Had just gotten myself to the lead a four second breakaway lead pack runnin 2nd the pushing car lap 60, teammate chris scales was a lap down and with the leaders so I got him in front of me so he was on tail end, and as soon as he got in front of me he shifted from 4th to 3rd, i plowed in and it wrecked the field…
    • Tyler – Wrecked Out Early
    • Greg Pwrecked myself with the best car


Official Series


Ellis – Carb cup – Charlotte – Twice and wrecked myself out, super hard to drive



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League Duels
    1. David – p10, caught up in late wreck, ran well-
    1. Greg p – Bobby and Greg were leading lined up on the bottom the top was coming they pulled up but then aborted, lost the lead at that point stuck on the bottom…
    2. Mike – Wrecked Out when Adam Self Spun- Was not running great…
    3. Adam – Wrecked Out
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis -The Kia at Talladega and then the old cop car at Talladega, then the DP at Texas.
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – Missed it didn’t own the track Nashville Fairgrounds

  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


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. The Podidumb 500

Description

Well, the Coke Series is back at Daytona this week and we’re very excited to have Series announcer Evan Posocco back to cover all of the exciting action. Another big Daytona iRacing event doesn’t go off quite as well. All that plus a look at one of the nicest formula and GT wheels on the market. 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 Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

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Episode 0317

2/10/2022 – Chubby Birb – Episode 0317

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Show Introduction

On the show this week we’ll be welcoming Pro Painter and hardware developer Brandon Yuhouse to the show. We’ll cover the first race of the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Series, while iRacing announces another World championship Series and we’ll look at iRacing’s involvement in the development of the Clash at the Colosseum.

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Topics



iRacing Off-Road Championship Series

iRacing will stage its first-ever professional sim racing series for short course off-road trucks in the summer of 2022. The iRacing Off-Road Championship Series will kick off on Wednesday, June 22 and feature the Pro 4 Stadium Truck competing in premier short course venues across America, with a $25,000 purse on the line and $10,000 to the champion.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-to-introduce-pro-4-off-road-truck-championship-series-in-summer-2022/



Daytona Solo

Haydon Gullis posted a video of the completion of his solo 24 Hours of Daytona

https://www.tiktok.com/@haydon6gullis/video/7056381377838664965



Got confetti for finishing with class

Sent in by listener Eric Whiting we have a YouTube video of a Skip Barber crashing into a tire barrier and just watch what happens

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



Talladega Alt

Moonhead posted a video of a cup race at Talladega, with a twist. Drivers are able to drive thru pit road as part of the racing surface, and let the carnage begin

@itsmoonhead

imagine talladega but without the trioval #FYP #nascar #iracing

♬ original sound – Moonhead

https://www.tiktok.com/@itsmoonhead/video/7060736059176635694



BL’s Offline Real World Replica Rosters

Brendon Langlois decided to start a thread to share the real world replica rosters he’s created over the last year or so. He’s put tons of time into each one of these rosters to try to make them as accurate to real life as possible, and is sharing them with the community

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/15998/bls-offline-real-world-replica-rosters#latest



Graphical Updates Delay

Tyler Hudson posted in the forums that the graphical updates for the new spoiler on the next gen cup cars will be released later. They wanted to get the car physics released asap for testing, NIS and Coke Series.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/124940/#Comment_124940



LA Coliseum Feedback

Jalopnick.com posted an article with their thoughts of the new LA Colosseum while Zach Sturniolo writing for Frontstretch.com explored how iRacing played a pivotal role in the success of the Clash

https://jalopnik.com/i-raced-iracings-la-coliseum-so-you-dont-have-to-1848486458

“iRacing has been tremendous in helping us create this track and really put it together,” Kennedy said Friday while standing atop the fresh asphalt off turn 4. “I have to give Steve Myers and Greg Hill and the entire team over there a ton of credit. We sent them a CAD file of what this track would look like in the fall of last year. They put it on their service, they built a couple of different variations of it. We played with banking a little bit, played with track with a little bit, played with different rumble strips in the corners, and [we] got a ton of great data and feedback from our Cup drivers and the professional eSports drivers that jumped on there.”

Would NASCAR be as willing to take these bold risks so quickly without the advantage of iRacing’s resources?

“Probably not,” said Earnhardt Jr., who also serves as an analyst for NBC Sports. “I think that iRacing being able to build this track and then let their really, really good, talented iRacers vet the track and give their feedback is an incredible scenario. It’s very lucky for NASCAR, especially with the position that NASCAR is in with this sort of new ambitious thought process of street courses.”

“I think iRacing opens up the possibilities, right?” Earnhardt Jr. said. “They [NASCAR officials] go into the projects with so much more confidence being able to build a virtual rendition of the track and being able to actually have competitors compete on that virtual track. You can make a render. You have an artist create a render or draw something, but you can’t race that render. You can’t put competitors on that render and let them go after it and see what they think.

“With the iRacing software and that component, it really opens up the possibilities of what NASCAR can do and how creative they can get.”

https://www.frontstretch.com/2022/02/06/zachs-turn-iracing-plays-pivotal-role-in-clash-success/



Fake iRacing Store

iRacing posted on Twitter that they are investigating a fake iRacing Store scam and remonds everyone to only make purchase from iRacing.com, the members.iracing.com or thru Steam. And you should never share your iRacing login info

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1490713575358357505?s=11



Monday Night Racing Live

Taylor Burris Tweeted a pic of the stage in preparation of the Rowdy Energy Drink Monday Night Racing finale live

https://twitter.com/irdtaylor45/status/1490741833043005443?s=11

Monday Night Racing posted from their Twitter a video of the action as the laps count down

https://twitter.com/MonNightRacing/status/1490879098440527872

And congratulations to Adam Cabot for his victory. Noah Lewis posted a video of Adam’s trophy presentation.

https://twitter.com/Noah_Lewis1/status/1490882510053462018



iRacers Pay Tribute – Lotus 49 Community

The Lotus 49 Community paid tribute to their fallen friend Colin Bentley and iRacing posted the video on their YouTube page.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=8Xl1nSPcN_0&feature=youtu.be



2022 Season 1 Patch 3 Release Notes

iRacing and Alex Gustafson posted the release notes for 2022 Season 1 patch 3

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17548/2022-season-1-patch-3-release-notes-2022-02-07-01



Exciting news coming up

Carquest Auto Parts Tweeted that if you love iRacing give us a follow for some exciting news coming up. Drop your iRacing channel below in the comments so people can find you.

https://twitter.com/carquest/status/1491079381892096001?s=11



Porsche Supercup Week 1 Hockenheim

Ayhancan Guven took the victory in the first race of the 2022 Season of the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Series at Hockenheim. Graham Carroll finished second and Jeremy Bouteloup finshed third.

In the All-Star race preceding the Supercup action, Porsche junior driver Laurin Heinrich passed defending series champion Emily “Emree” Jones on Lap 6 and lead the final 10 laps of the race.



2022 Porsche Sprint Challenge Canada series

The 2022 Porsche Esport Sprint Challenge Canada series begins on March 17th

https://twitter.com/porschecanada/status/1490686882946203652?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/pescc/



2022 IndyCar iRacing Series Schedule

iRacing has announced that the IndyCar iRacing Series will be back for 2022. This 16 event schedule kicks off the week of February 22nd at Sebring and runs through September at Laguna Seca. New for this season (and available after the March Release so not Sebring) we will have an updated rule set that will require the use of multiple compounds for road course events for a bit more strategy.

Please see the rest of the year long series details below:

Timeslots

Timeslot #1 – Thursday 01:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Friday 18:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 13:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Sunday 18:00 GMT

Timeslot #5 – Monday 1:00 GMT

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17342/2022-indycar-iracing-series-schedule#latest



2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

Date: February 11-13

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16630/2022-bathurst-12-hour



Podium 500

The Podium 500 returns with the next gen cars on Feb 13th

https://twitter.com/podiumesports/status/1479815153076084740?s=11



Tony Rochette’s New Paints

Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy

Tony Groves announces the return of the 2022 iRacers Lounge Podcast and Aftermath Show Nascar Fantasy League.



Hardware/Software


Carolina Sim Shop is coming later this year

Carolina Sim Shop is coming later this year! They have already started making and building iRacing Spotlights, and in the coming months they will be looking for people to help with beta testing the products they are making. Comment or Message if you’re interested! This product was created by Midwest Simulations, and they are no longer creating it. The goal is to have products on the market in Q3 2022!

https://www.facebook.com/184085205126228/posts/1947944218740309/?d=n



Rig Review

This rig was posted by Ryan Haines

Ryan Haines

I still have more stuff to hang but I just moved it into our converted garage room.



iRaceControl (Race Control, Stewarding)

This is a race control program for iRacing. It is being developed by Richard Hibbs and myself. It is still in a alpha state, and under development.

Main features:

  • Live track positions of cars (Map if available, circle otherwise), with yellow highlight if driver is off track.
  • Live timing with laps, sector times, last and best lap times.
  • Sector and Lap times are logged for each driver.
  • Incident-logging for review and giving penalties, or no action. Can also enable public or private notification in the iRacing chat of incident review results.
  • Can give post-race time penalties (Only affects exports from iRaceControl, not iRacing)
  • Playback control.
  • Random yellows. Can set timeslots for random yellows, with a given probability.
  • Auto Steward. Can give drivers warning/drive-though/stop-go/dsq at set inc-counts. Can also throw full course yellows if the total inc-count exceeds a set value during the 1st lap, the last 10 seconds, or in total.
  • Pace car controls; Send out (throw a full course yellow), call in, add/reduce laps to be run.
  • Buttons for closing and opening of the pit entry.
  • Button for advancing to next session.
  • Start control: Buttons for initiation of race start, or to postpone it.
  • Clocks for both session time remaining and session/race run time.
  • CSV export of race results in same format as iRacing website

https://iracecontrol.com/

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/11055/iracecontrol-race-control-stewarding-0-6-2/p1



PreOrder Asetek Simsports Invicta Pedals

  • This is a free & no obligations pre-order opportunity for the Asetek SimSports Invicta Sim Racing Pedals – Brake & Throttle.
    • This pre-order guarantees that you can get the highly discounted introduction pricing for this product and priority shipment. Once the pedals are available for immediate dispatch across North America (late March or early April 2022), the Advanced SimRacing team will contact you to confirm your order.
    • Introduction pricing : 759.99$ USD / 995.99 $ CAD
    • Regular pricing (After February 28) : 899.99$ USD / 1195.99 $ CAD

https://www.advancedsimracing.com/products/asetek-sim-sports-invica-sim-racing-pedals-brake-throttle



JRT is the App That Keeps On Giving

Click the right side of any timing screen to get to red box, take PHOTO… Viola!



Gen 7 MOTEC Workbook and Jargon

So with the Next Gen, some of the newer telemetry outputs have seemed to not quite work properly with some older workbooks, which means that some work has had to be done to update them. Kyle L Steinwand is offering up an updated version of the old MoTeC Project 2015 Gen6 created by Peter Chamberlain (it’s original creator), titled MoTeC Project 2022 Next Gen. This book has some updated information to better match the newer telemetry outputs we have available. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/15825/next-gen-telemetry-workbook-for-motec#latest



ClubSport Steering Wheel F1® Esports V2

Celebrating our partnership with Formula 1 as official provider of the F1 Esports Series, the ClubSport Steering Wheel F1® Esports V2 is designed for driving Formula 1 cars at the limit. The V2 comes with magnetic shifters, customizable RGB LEDs, revised electronics, and an exchangeable quick release.

https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-f1-esports-v2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB8BGJcOtrI



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • A Fixed 
    • Rochette P8 @ Kentucky first time running updated NG package




League / Hosted Races

  • Hosted – 
    • Ellis -The Kia at Talladega and then the old cop car at Talladega, then the DP at Texas.
  • FastTrack League
    1. David – p3 lost my help, but went from 20th to 4th in 2 laps. I love the package https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1NijLF_WDY 
    1. Greg p Hooked
    2. Mike – 14 – But on the white was pushing david to the win but got hooked from behind. Great run, most of the race the 3 of us lined up near the front.
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – lucas oil raceway – twice someone spun in front of me and i had to take massive action to avoid. I end up at the back because of it, eventually lapped. But caution then got the lucky dog. Then I ended up spinning on my own and killed the left front on the inside wall for 3 and half minutes damage. But it was a short track and didnt lose much speed, but later got ran over from behind and dumped basically.

  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car Wilkesboro
      • Mike -p10 – Got involved in a lot of early incidents that weren’t my doing, but this car is a tank and it seemed to be just fine with a minute and a half damage. Turn it up taking tires on a lab 35 but then we had a long green run and I got lapped. Missed out on the lucky dog opportunity near the end so I just brought it home. 
      • Chris p12?
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • OBRL CUP Series


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. Chubby Birb

Description

On the show this week we’ll be welcoming pro painter and hardware developer Brandon Yuhouse to the show. We’ll cover the first race of the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Series, while iRacing announces another World championship Series and we’ll look at iRacing’s involvement in the development of the Clash at the Colosseum. 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 Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

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Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

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Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0316

2/3/2022 – Wet Wood – Episode 0316

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Show Introduction

This week on the show, the final unsigned Coke Series drivers find their home. We recap the final race of the iRacing World of Outlaws season and crown a series champion. And is the Next gen cup car worse than it was before?

And remember you can follow along with us on your PC or mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..



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Topics



Coke News

Letarte eSports return to the Coke Series with two new drivers, Brian Mercurio and Dylan Ault

https://twitter.com/steveletarte/status/1487161070531796995?s=11

Elliot Sadler eSports announced the acquisition of driver Liam Brotherton. Also, they announced that they will be partnering with Next Level Racing as their exclusive sim chassis provider.

https://twitter.com/sadleresports/status/1487893421284990977?s=11

More from Elliot Sadler eSports in that they will be returning with Driver Garrett Manes and also they have formed a driver development program with Kaulig Racing in 2022

https://twitter.com/sadleresports/status/1487923610551414784?s=11

23XI Racing holds with their two drivers from last year, returning champion Keegan Leahy and top rookie, Mitchell deJong

https://twitter.com/23xiracing/status/1488225384747483136?s=11

Spacestation racing will be returning with Kyle Peddle and Allen Boes

https://twitter.com/ssgracing/status/1488308946100178945?s=11

Kyle Long’s Mode Media House will have drivers Cody Byus and Matt Busa.

https://twitter.com/modemediahouse/status/1488542936165928966?s=11



Coke Series Clash

Casey Kirwan wins the Coke iRacing Clash at the Colosseum

https://www.iracing.com/casey-kirwan-wins-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-clash-at-the-coliseum/



2022 Daytona 24 Stats

Rob Crouch posted the stats for the 2022 24 Hours of Daytona

https://iracingreports.com/stats/22s1-Daytona_24-P217.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/22s1-Daytona_24-GT3.html

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17007/2022-daytona-24-stats



Porsche Supercup Series

The Tag Heuer Porsche Supercup Series will return this Saturday, February 5th at the Hockenheimring with $200,000 prize pool.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CZZ0-yDBxkI/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Reason #437 To Not Use The Beta UI

iRacing posted a Tweet recognizing that there is a know issue with the UI not allowing races to show up and direct user to use the website until the issue is resolved.

https://twitter.com/iRacingSupport/status/1488136398750236679



It’s even worse now

Nick Neebon posted a video on his YouTube Channel criticizing the next gen car noting the snappy loose conditions that are prevent in mile and a half tracks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEMjQdp55yI



Poor Next Gen Braking Performance

iRacing member Isaac Lockhert noticed while racing the Next gen Cup car at the Charlotte roval course that he actually had to back up his break points compared to to Gen 6 car and blamed poorer brake performance. Staffer Matt Holden posted a reply with his explanation of why this is.

There’s a lot behind the “curtain” that has to be considered between the two cars. First and foremost, the NextGen brakes do provide more stopping power at their peak than the Gen 6 car, but there’s other stuff going on. Mason is right that the Master Cylinders are intentionally set to be larger than optimum, which basically means you can go to 100% brake pedal travel without lockup on initial braking. This helps with people who are more arrive-and-drive since front lockups tend to be harder to recover from than just a softer brake pedal. Reducing MC size will increase line pressure and cause the brakes to bite harder, but can more easily lock up.

Also, NextGen cars have the temperature system enabled on the brakes while the Gen 6 did not. This basically means the G6 brakes are always at optimum temperature, the NG brakes start too cold, thus don’t have as much power as they could, and will start fading with excessive heat. It’s actually quite difficult to get all four rotors to run in the optimum temp range (usually the front rotors overheat when the rears are optimum), so brake performance can suffer slightly. There’s also some engine braking differences between Gen 6, but all-in-all we’ve gotten feedback from the real drivers that the performance is accurate on the NextGen. The most common thing I heard from real drivers was that the Gen 6 brakes were way too powerful than the real things.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/113609/#Comment_113609



BrokeA$$ $imra¢ing

Broke A$$ $imracing posted a series of videos using some imaginative ways to replace a steering wheel.

https://www.tiktok.com/@douglasthompsonofficial/video/7052738900158205189

https://www.tiktok.com/@douglasthompsonofficial/video/7056437359432420655

https://www.tiktok.com/@douglasthompsonofficial/video/7059369599812341039

https://www.tiktok.com/@douglasthompsonofficial/video/7059373048469687598?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1



iRacing was on site scanning Kern County Raceway

The iRacing track scanning vehicle was spotted at Kern County Raceway Park a half mile oval in Bakersfield California that hosts the Whelen All American Series and K&N Pro Series West. It also sports a 1/3 mile clay track in it’s facilities.

https://www.facebook.com/kernraceway/posts/7092951954080757



Reminder – Yes we have F1

iRacing Posted on their YouTube Channel a video of member Jarl Teien posting a 1;23.65 in the Mercedes Formula 1 Car at Suzuka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVwTRwDAhk4



World of Outlaws Week 10 [Brian/Mike]

The iRacing Nos Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car series closed out Monday at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. Coming into the race Cameron Merriman held a 13 point lead over 3 time returning champion Alex Bergeron with James Edens 19 points back, third in the points.

Blake Matjoulis was fast in qualifying and won heat number one and earned the feature pole. Merriman was second fastest in qualifying, won his heat and would start on the outside of the front row for the feature.

Meanwhile Bergeron did not have great qualifying effort. Bergeron qualified 21st, started 6th in his heat, and managed only to make his way to third meaning he would start in the fifth row of the feature.

That put Merriman in great position since Bergeron would need to finish at least 5 spots ahead of him to take the championship.

After the flag dropped, Merriman was able to get by Matjoulis 6 laps into the race running the high line around the track. He stayed comfortably ahead of the field while Bergeron charged all the way up to p5.

With the race staying green, the only way he could loose the championship is of he made a major mistake like happened at Fairbury. But no, Merriman stays clear of lap traffic and take his only race win of the season and claiming the 2022 Championship and the $10,000 prize.

https://www.iracing.com/cameron-merriman-wins-2021-22-iracing-world-of-outlaws-title-with-charlotte-victory/



EasyAntiCheat (EAC) Update

Alex Gustafson posted in the forums that the iRacing partners at EasyAntiCheat (EAC) recently released a new client-side version update that needs to be present in order for you to join Races. Many of you may have received this update automatically, but if you have been unable to join events lately, these steps might solve your problem:

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17139/failure-to-join-races-and-easyanticheat-eac-update



Do you have the same sim racing bad habit as me? [Hall]

Dave Cam on his YouTube Channel was shocked to see that he was turning faster times at Bell Isle with one foot for throttle and braking than with two. After checking his telemetry, he figured out his mistakes and asks if you might be having this habit as well.

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



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Monday Night Racing Pro Series Finale

The Rowdy Energy Monday Night Racing Pro Series Finale Presented by Market Rebellion will be brought to you LIVE at the Carolina Esports Hub for a first of its kind event featuring the best real life & sim drivers alike.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rowdy-energy-mnr-pro-series-finale-presented-by-market-rebellion-tickets-253478901217



Hyundai N e-Festival Global League

https://twitter.com/racespottv/status/1486059463559856130?s=11



2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

Date: February 11-13

(Registration opens 1 hour prior to the event)

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16630/2022-bathurst-12-hour



Podium 500

The Podium 500 returns with the next gen cars on Feb 13th

https://twitter.com/podiumesports/status/1479815153076084740?s=11



Prelude to the Daytona 500



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/

Buy our NFT! https://ftx.us/nfts/token/397094821527779177

Join our Discord – https://discord.gg/fEmQ2Awaps


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Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Samsung Odssey Ark

Samsung posted a video on TikTok of the Samsung Odssey Arc monitor.

https://www.tiktok.com/@newegg/video/7053517595286375727



GRID DDU-5 Display [Brian]

Grid Sim Lab offers their DDU-5 wheel-base mounted LCD display

https://gridbysimlab.com/shop/product/grid-display-ddu-5-3619?category=167#attr=2878



Rise Sim Engineering

RISE Sim Engineering offers button boxes, iFlags, displays and and oval wheel button cluster

https://www.risesimengineering.com/shop



The DSD uBox Button Controller

Derek Speares Designs offers their new uBox Button Controller

https://derekspearedesigns.com/ubox12.html



Why I Ditched My Triple Screen Sim Racing Setup

Chris Haye Simracing posted on his YouTube Channel the reasons he ditched his triple screen setup for a single monitor. Most of his reasoning revolved around video performance and video capturing, budgeting for 4k triples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO5YOttZqbE



Rig Review

itchie.diz posted a short video on TikTok of his 80/20 composite rig that features an enclosed hood and roof complete with window netting

https://www.tiktok.com/@itchie.diz/video/7058254212567780609?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1



P1 Pro Cylinders are leak-proof

Sim Coaches have managed to engineer the first purpose built hydraulic cylinder for sim racing. where they have added more o-rings and tightened the tolerances from other brands to ensure that they are completely leak proof.

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CZciBgnFrx-/?utm_medium=share_sheet



RaceKit Simulators

RaceKit Simulators will sell the plans and instructions to build plywood simulators from $25. Designed and developed in New Zealand.

https://racekit-simulators.myshopify.com/



Results



Official Series


  • PDS Euro Sprint Series
    • Hall – P1 at Suzuka.  Unusual win.  Was close at first, then started to pull away from 2nd as tires got warm.  I GTE gets loose beside me and pops for what would be 5 seconds damage.  Didn’t hurt the car except for long straights.  Held on as Long as I could lost the lead a few laps before pit window.  Pitted and fixed 5 seconds, cycled out later to 5 seconds behind lead.  Catch him, and he’s as fast as me on the long straights, but weak in the S’s, i finally setup a pass on the out side of the final left hander and pull away.


League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League
  1. David – p1, stayed in top 4 for whole race with pole.  Took lead on 2nd to last restart, big wreck.   Final restart to few cars out side line couldn’t form up.  2nd place car tried to lay back so I let off to limit his run.  Took win. 
  2. Bobby – Wrecked Out
  3. Mike – Wrecked out – Tifosi front row Q – We ran up front until i got hooked.
  • Hosted
    1. Ran supercars at Michigan hosted Chris McGuire end up wrecked getting on the pit Road. 
    2. Tried several carb cups at Daytona Friday got wrecked out early in each one
  • Winter League
    1. Ellis – pDNF – Ran about two thirds of race was just slow and bored, tired. So parked it.

Hall –  p wrecked out, not of my own doing, disappointed end to season.  Finished 8th in points.

  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car
    1. Mike -p17 – Charlotte – hit the wall hard 3 times and through the grass once, was enough to lose my track position to the back, gained back a few spots through attrition. GF stop at half way then caution right after put me and others down a lap fighting for lucky dog. I held it for the first part of the run but lost it eventually because I never caught that next caution



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. Wet Wood

Description

This week on the show, the final unsigned Coke Series drivers find their home. We recap the final race of the iRacing World of Outlaws season and crown a series champion. And is the Next gen cup car worse than it was before? 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 Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0315

1/27/2022 – NFT Cabbage – Episode 0315

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

Opening Audio Clip -“Your listening to the iRacers Lounge Podcast where we discuss everything iRacing, in a casual setting, enjoy.”`

READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

  • Welcome to the iRacer’s Lounge, I am your host “XXX”. iRacer’s Lounge is a podcast for the iRacer, where we talk all things iRacing in a casual setting.
  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Show Introduction

On todays show we’ll do a full review of The 24 Hours of Daytona 24, including the Tifosi team results and all of the rest. iRacing releases a mid season patch including a new track and a much anticipated adjustment to the Next Gen Cup cars.

And remember you can follow along with us on your PC or mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..



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Special Guest

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General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
  2. Which series do you normally run?                
  3. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
  4. Software
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

  1.               
  2.  


Topics



24 Hours of Daytona

The guys at the iRacers Lounge Podcast were geared up for the start of Sunday’s 24 Hours of Daytona with the LMP team and Ferrari GTE fun team!

https://twitter.com/iRacersLounge/status/1484304210812231683

https://twitter.com/froozenkaktus/status/1484948309907316737

24 Hour Participation

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1484994317471162370?s=11

Skull SimGear Split Winner

The team of Skull SimGear won their GTE split in the 24 with the drivers of Robbie Tear, Mark Heron, Andy Hanson, Yas Samaai, and Chris Skull.

https://twitter.com/skullsimgear/status/1485291384936583171?s=11

Kirwan Wins at the 24

Coke Series driver Casey Kirwan was a part of the LMP2 team that won his split in the 24 Hours. He posted that they had to comeback from 2 and a half laps back after lagging out early but some luck and good stints got us back into it.

https://twitter.com/caseykirwan23/status/1485338477365506053?s=11

GTE Top Split Winner

Denmark Drivers Lasse Bak, Mikkel Gade and Lasse Sørensen of FYRA SimSport were the top split winners of the GTE division of the 24 Hours of Daytona.

https://twitter.com/fyrasimsport/status/1485242491959840768?s=11

LMP2 Top Split Winners

Congratulations to the Apex Racing Team of Peter Berryman, Yohann Harth, Michele Costantini and Maxime Brient on top top split and overall winners of the iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona.

https://twitter.com/apexracingteam/status/1485237681755992069?s=11

Garrett Manes, Vicente Salas Top Split Winners

Garrett Manes with fellow Coke Driver Vicente Salas won their top split in the GT Division of the 24.

https://twitter.com/garrettmanes/status/1485041215976452099?s=11

Cosey Jr Wins His Split after 5 Years

Michael Cosey Jr, winner of last year’s Firecracker 400, won his LMP2 split of the 24 after five years of trying.

https://twitter.com/windvow8820/status/1485243248671178754?s=11

Allgaier Wins at the 24

Nascar driver Justin Allgaier and his team won their GTE split at the 24

https://twitter.com/j_allgaier/status/1485300239380717572?s=11

Reynolds and Boes Win in the LMP2

Coke drivers Blake Reynolds and Allen Boes along with teammates Blake Bryant, Hogan Garrison, and Shawn Butler for the DeadZone Racing Gold team

https://twitter.com/blakereynolds66/status/1485241957450407939?s=11

The Power of 69

Twitch streamer SteelHorseLive posted that he won his split in the Daytona 24 in the LMP2 car runnong the number 69 car, driving 69 laps and despite having 69 total incident points.

https://twitter.com/steelhorselive/status/1485299643944742915?s=11

Sim Party Racing gets a W

The guys from Sim Party Racing won their LMP2 split

https://twitter.com/simpartyracing/status/1485311402583764995?s=11

Indy Autosport

Indy Autosport Tokyo Drift have won their split in the Mercedes AMG GTE

https://twitter.com/autosportindy/status/1485264100083273730?s=11

Arrow CHS Wins at the 24

https://twitter.com/arrowcsh/status/1485247523702947840?s=11

Side By Side at Hour 23 [Brian]

Alex Tagliani posted on Instagram of his team coming out of the pits at hour 23 side by side for the lead

Taylor Burris Split Winner

Podium eSports announcer Taylor Burris won his LMP2 split

https://twitter.com/tagliani/status/1485381791636770818

https://twitter.com/iRDTaylor45/status/1485311131266736130

https://twitter.com/iRDTaylor45/status/1485311131266736130

Bawls Out wins their LMP2 split

https://twitter.com/bawlsoutracing/status/1485023988560576518?s=11

Side by Side after 24 Hours

After 24 hours of grueling racing at Daytona in the LMP2 cars, the teams of Driven Motorsports and Triple S Racing came down to a side by side finish for the win. In perspective. that’s over 3200 miles of racing and finishing a few feet apart

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1486096459665707008?s=11

Largest Motorsports Event?

Parker Klingerman was chatting with Steve Myers and speculated that the iRacing Daytona 24 hour event may be the single largest motorsport participant event in the world

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1485287142146420744?s=11

Podium Certificates

Steve Myers thought that Jake Fluman’s idea of adding a certificate for podium finishes in the 24 Hours of Daytona

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1486415072259936256?s=11



Monday Night Racing to host Season 4 finale live at Carolina Esports Hub

The championship finale of the Monday Night Racing Series will compete in front of a live audience for the Season 4 Championship Finale at the Carolina Esports Hub on 7th February.

https://twitter.com/monnightracing/status/1485690391705931777?s=11

https://traxion.gg/monday-night-racing-to-host-season-4-finale-live-at-carolina-esports-hub/



What iRacing does best

Race Depatment posted a YouTube video about what IiRacing does best as a racing Simulation

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/what-iracing-does-best-opinion-piece-ben-harrison.386/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gznHch_XyrU&t=1s



North Wilkesboro Speedway

Bob Pockrass Tweetes that track owner Marcus Smith has some renderings of possibly what a revised North Wilkesboro Speedway would look like.

https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/status/1484553371671531525



Dale JR in the HOF

iRacing congratulates Nascar Driver and iRacing VP Dale Earnhardt Jr for his induction into the Nascar Racing Hall of Fame

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-celebrates-dale-earnhardt-jr-s-induction-into-nascar-hall-of-fame/



Better Ergonomics in a Racing Simulator

Asetek Simsports posted a video on their Facebook page about how to set up your rig for a more agronomical fit.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C&v=1035952440594388



Everyone Please Start Using XAudio2 and say goodbye to DirectSound

Aussie Greg Hill posted in the forums that e default sound system is now XAudio2, there is no reason to use DirectSound anymore.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16294/everyone-please-start-using-xaudio2-and-say-goodbye-to-directsound



Logitech G eSports

Logitech announces their NA Champions Philippe Simard, Nick Ottinger and Brandon Hawkin

https://twitter.com/logitechgesport/status/1485296312635510820?s=11



2022 Season 1 Patch 2 Release Notes 

Alex Gustavson posted the notes the 2022 Season 1 Patch 2 release notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16727/2022-season-1-patch-2-release-notes-2022-01-25-03

The LA Coliseum

The new patch included the release of the new LA Coliseum

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1485840207710728197?s=11

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1485846832815263744?s=11

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1486356500834619392?s=11

https://twitter.com/anthonyalfredo/status/1486367774020673543?s=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp1kXC3Cg8U

LA Crashiseum

Nick Nebon posted a Youtube video of a win at the La Coliseum Clash where 50 of the 75 lap feature were under caution. Tyler Stooksbury was in a Clash race where EVERYONE in the session lost significant SR. He had a just single 2x in the feature and lost a lot of SR because its near impossible to run laps in the warmup sessions without getting hit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKY2L88jZGI

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16769/every-driver-in-la-clash-race-loses-sr-even-those-with-low-incidents

Next Gen Update

The Next Gen Cup cars received the new update on the HP package. Nick Neebon posted a video of his initial test session.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9pR703i74U



NFT’s Have Arrived in Sim Racing

Box this lap has an post on their website saying that NFT’s ( non-fungible tokens) have arrived in sim racing.

https://boxthislap.org/nfts-have-arrived-in-sim-racing/

Original artwork to celebrate the 200th episode released on 10/31/2020 of the iRacers Lounge Podcast. Grab a piece of their history with this one of kind podcast logo NFT! If you buy this NFT we will coordinate to schedule you to be a guest on a future episode.

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https://ftx.us/nfts/token/397094821527779177



Piling up

Andreas Moor had a video posted on iRacing’s Instagram page that shows a massive pile-up of sportscars at Watkins Glen

https://www.instagram.com/iracingofficial/tv/CZNNeiMhmKT/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Coke Series Team Chart

iRacing has posted the current Coke Series team chart

https://twitter.com/jrmotorsports/status/1486723274125897729?s=11



WoO Week 9 Weedsport [Brian/Mike]

The iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint car championship was at Weedsport Speedway for the next to last race of the season with Alex Bergeron holding on to a narrow 4 point lead for the championship over Cameron Merriman and 19 points ahead of James Edens

Brayden Eyler was the fast qualifier, but hit the wall in his heat race allowing last week’s winner Evan Seay to take the win and pole in the feature. Cameron Merriman wins heat 2, meaning he’ll start on the outside of row one and a great spot to claim the points lead.

Alex Bergeron started third and finished third in his heat meaning he would be starting in the middle of the field on the short bullring, leaving a lot of work to be done to chase down Merriman.

Evan Seay takes the lead early, but his car goes away mid way thru the race when Merriman takes over the lead. Meanwhile Bergeron is marred in 12th place and unable to advance thru the field.

Merriman posted a 3 second lead over the field when a late caution bring the field back together with a hungry Hayden Cardwell ready to pounce from the second position. When the final green dropped, Merriman losses traction on a slick section of track allowing Cardwell to get alongside him with 2 to go.

The two drivers make contact and Cardwell takes the lead and stays there for his second win of the season. Merriman gets bumped back to finish P4, but that was enough for him to take the series point lead over ninth place Bergeron.

So heading to the final race of the season Cameron Merriman will be taking a 13 point lead to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, and try to hold off Alex Bergeron who would is seeking his 4th consecutive Championship.

https://www.iracing.com/cardwell-wins-iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-cars-at-weedsport-merriman-seizes-points-lead/



9th Annual Majors Series Daytona 500

https://www.facebook.com/103355085047710/posts/323355936380956/?d=n



Hyundai N e-Festival Global League

https://twitter.com/racespottv/status/1486059463559856130?s=11



2022 Bathurst 12 Hour

The Bathurst 12 Hour is a 12 hour endurance race staged on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

Date: February 11-13

(Registration opens 1 hour prior to the event)

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16630/2022-bathurst-12-hour



OBRL Metro Cup

The OBRL is gearing up for their Metro Ford 40 week cup series starting in February. They’ve added two new sponsors, KIMBOWL and Victory Lane Sports to help make it possible for a $3000 prize pool for the season . There’s the Manufacturers Cup ( $500 ) – Top 10 positions Payout ( $1500) – Safety First Award 8 Positions paid ( $700 ) – Hard Charger Award ( 10$ per race for positions gained ) – Rookie of the Year ( $100) – Ride the pole Award ( 100) . The winner of the safety award pays almost the same as winning the championship which is a really cool message. And if you like seeing your car in a TV style show, they’re singed up for a full year with their broadcasting partner Team Goon Squad.



Podium 500

The Podium 500 returns with the next gen cars on Feb 13th

https://twitter.com/podiumesports/status/1479815153076084740?s=11



Prelude to the Daytona 500



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments https://www.iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


LCD telemetry boxes

Yuhouse Racing Designs presents their LCD telemetry box

https://www.facebook.com/103842818263121/posts/338134138167320/?d=n



V Rig

The V Rig offers multiple seating positions with a triple monitor stand that adjusts with you

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CY9LU74KMsG



Reviewing The New Cube Controls F-Pro Wheel

jaaames reviews on their Youtube channel the Cube Controls F Pro Wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM1asaUS8po



25k not including the monitor [Brian]

9999 Monkeys posted a picture of his 25k rig including a full dashboard and center console for his shifter and e-brake

https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/sauktf/25k_not_including_the_monitor/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share



New Thrustmaster Direct Drive info: This is becoming a joke

Random Callsign reviews the release updates for the new Trustmaster DD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKSOp7J_WCY



iRacing now included in NVIDIA Reflex’s low latency ecosystem

https://traxion.gg/iracing-now-included-in-nvidia-reflexs-low-latency-ecosystem/

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/technologies/reflex/



Why I use 27″ triple monitors for Sim Racing?

Dave Cam released a video of why he thinks using 27″monitors in a triple setup is the correct size.

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



Motion Simulation TL3 Lite Rig

https://traxion.gg/watch-a-tour-of-the-motion-simulation-tl3-lite-rig/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLqAF7Fzea0&t=1s

https://www.motionsimulation.com/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • Hosted – Tally Cadillacs – Win! Started dead last
  • Winter League
    1. Ellis – pwrecked out – ran as high as p2
    2. Hall –  p p16, late caution right on pit window.  Thought I could save fuel, but after about 10 laps decided it wasn’t gonna make it and moved up to outside to at least fight for position in the pack I was in.   Something happened in front and I had no where to go.   Limped around and engine out lasted another guy, now surprisingly tied for 7th in points.
    1. Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League
    • Mike – Nashville- Wrecked out. It was hard to pass I finally got underneath a guy held my line fine but he doored into me and then I was slow after that took my quick fix on the green flag stop I also got doorred on pit Road before the stop I was side-by-side with a guy and he just drove into my side   was looking good after that up to P9. Then the same guy that caused me damage previously took out another guy up ahead of me and I plowed in. With no more resets I was done 
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Nashville P15 started p8 was able to get up to top 3 and was turned on a restart
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


Final Thoughts



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Special Guest

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General Questions:

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  2. Which series do you normally run?                
  3. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
  4. Software
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

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  2.  


Topics



Coke Series Update

More Coke Series drivers announcements this week starting with Williams eSports signing Vicente Salas and Donovan Strauss

https://twitter.com/williamsesports/status/1482065043269341193?s=11

William Byron eSports returns with the same lineup as last year with past series champion Nick Ottinger and final 4 driver from last year Logan Clampitt

https://twitter.com/wbesports_/status/1482092750082347011?s=11

Xset returns to the series with past champion Ryan Luza and fan favorite Casey Kirwan

https://twitter.com/xset/status/1483501521786580996?s=11

The newly named eRacer.gg team announced the signing of drivers Darik Bourdeau and Collin Bowden

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1483550280251813893?s=11

Joe Gibbs comes out of the box strong with Ray Alfalla and a return to the number 18 Interstate Batteries car Bobby Zalenski

https://twitter.com/joegibbsracing/status/1483598149415587842?s=11



Holy Shitballs Batman

Petty’s Garage posted on their facebook page that Petty Motorsports has pulled down their iconic Richard Petty Stock cars, including the ’71 Plymouth Roadrunner and ’74 Dodge Charger, and wrote, “Alright iRacing, we pulled these out of the Petty Museum for you, come work your magic! There’s a lot of people out there that would love to sit in the same seat as Richard Petty and blast through the tri-oval at Daytona…”

https://www.facebook.com/382265150160/posts/10166226694780161/?d=n



Winner winner, chicken dinner

Maarten van Loozenoord won the Logitech G challenge EMEA Open Wheel Championship

https://twitter.com/r8g_maarten/status/1482729187941171204?s=11



iRacing Top 10 Highlights – December 2021

iRacing posted the top 10 highlights for December 2021 on their YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTAzzN2_nR4



iRacing To Add Multiple Dirt Tracks

iRacing announced multiple dirt tracks that will be added to the service including the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to be followed later in the year by Wheatland, Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway and Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway. Announcements on multiple additional dirt ovals set to join iRacing will be made in the coming months. Alongside the upcoming dirt oval releases, Lucas Oil Speedway’s off-road track will also join the iRacing service in a future build.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-to-add-multiple-dirt-tracks-in-coming-builds/



TikTok ProTips

Callum Races posted on their TiKToc page a guide of how to use RaceLabs in order to see which car might be the quickest in multiclass sessions

@callumraces

#tiktokpoll I use this so so much! Great app is RaceLabs!! #iRacing #SimRacing

♬ original sound – CallumRaces

https://www.tiktok.com/@callumraces/video/7053043369412545798



iRacing > rFactor2

Maxime Brient Tweeted that his team was kicked off th4 server in rFactors 2’s Virtual Le Mans Series in his opinion proving “why iRacing remains the best sim”

https://twitter.com/maxdaytona/status/1482691546935926792?s=11



Sending Well Wishes

YouTube Streamer Annie Rabbets posted an emotional video describing her health issues over the past 12 years as she battled an undiagnosed case on Endometriosis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldmb5SVw4t8



WoO SprintCars

The Nos Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competed at the 1/4 mile track at Fairbury Speed way on Monday night with an insane night of racing. Evan Seay was fast qualifier and went on to win the first heat of the night, collecting the pole position for the feature event.

Alex Bergeron started side by side in row number 2 with rival Hayden Cardwell in the second heat. Cardwell took the lead in the heat ripping the high line, but made a rare mistake hitting the wall and crashing out of the race with Bergeron finishing second.

Cameron Merryman who started the race second, just 8 points behind Bergeron, also finished second in his heat meaning they both would start near each other in the feature.

Alex Bergeron had a great start from row 3 and was in third place and hunting down the leaders when a caution came out on lap 9. While pacing before returning to green Bergeron loses internet connection, and would finish P16, 15 laps down leaving, a huge opportunity for Merryman.

Merryman takes huge advantage of Bergeron’s misfortune by taking the race lead. He maintained a comfortable lead going into the final laps of the race. Merryman was in turn 4 coming to the white flag when he inexplicably hits the wall and crashes out of the race.

Polesitter Evan Seay takes advantage of all of the carnage and takes his second win of his rookie season. After all shakes out, Merriman finishes 2 places ahead of Bergeron allowing Alex to hold a narrow 4 point lead into week nine at another bullring, Weedsport Speedway.

https://twitter.com/justinpsports/status/1483270941056634885?s=11



iRacing at the Chili Bowl

Christopher Bell falls one position short of winning his fourth Chili Bowl Nationals in his iRacing Midget behind Tanner Thorson in last weekend’s event.

https://www.chilibowl.com/news/?i=103221



2022 eNASCAR iRacing Road to Pro Qualifying Series

iRacing announced the schedule and details of the 2022 eNascar Road to Pro Qualifying Series

https://www.iracing.com/2022-enascar-iracing-road-to-pro-series-schedule-announced/



Nascar Director of Gaming and eSports

Nascar has a job posting on their website looking for a Director of Gaming and eSports

https://nascar.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/NASCAR/job/Charlotte-North-Carolina/Director–Gaming-and-Esports_JR10900?fbclid=IwAR3jyEbVgK-5kNeqBM2Rq-oPkdttUsQeFv3fTuxcNw-hH6cxET2wKyF6SJc



Prelude to the Daytona 500



2022 iRacing Daytona 24 – Broadcast Information

RaceSpot TV is proud to be broadcasting the Saturday 12:00 GMT top split of the 2022 iRacing Daytona 24!

BROADCAST INFORMATION

Coverage takes place on Saturday 12:20 PM GMT on iRacingLive and RaceSpot TV.

Live Timing & Scoring will be available at racespot.tv/timing.

You can also stay in touch with us through our Discord server.

Join the conversation on Twitter using #iRacingDaytona24

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/16054/2022-iracing-daytona-24-broadcast-information



Drag Racing on iRacing

Robby Swan III explained how they do drag racing on iRacing.

include whatever information you like, but I should explain how exactly we did drag racing on iRacing. We did an open practice at Sonoma, using the drag strip. The car choices were 87 cup cars or Asphalt Legends. We have pre-registration to ensure an even bracket. Every admin spammed “clear all penalties” so drivers could do a U turn out of pit road. People waited in the “parking lot” area in between pit road entrance and pit road. I controlled the bracket, called drivers to the line, and called whoever is next to the staging area(little behind the start line). It was my job to watch an overhead camera of the start line,  directing drivers how to line up evenly. Another admin named Max Wong was parked between both lanes in an LMP2 car. I called out “live on the lights” then 3-5 seconds later max would flash the headlights of the LMP22 car to signal the start of the race. James Batzer is the gentleman who runs MDiTV, he will be broadcasting every event.Every class is put in a bracket, everything is single elimination until its down to the last two. Then the final two guys do best 2 out of 3.

This first event went super well. Almost everyone who participated asked when the next event would be, and many watching commented asking how they could enter the next one. So we’re looking to keep this going and do every other sunday at 9pm. Going to stick with the two car classes until we start really growing, would love to soon add a third division. I think this could really gain steam and catch iracings attention if it grows popular enough. Maybe one day we will see a drag racing configuration at Sonoma. Or even a proper drag car/strip and official races added to the sim! Also were working on sponsors, hopefully will be able to offer payouts to class winners.
People should follow the MDiTV Facebook page and/or join the MDiTV discord for upcoming announcements on drag racing events
I hope to see your names registered for the next one. Thank you for helping promote this with your podcast. I really appreciate it guys. Keep killing it.



Podium 500

The Podium 500 returns with the next gen cars on Feb 13th

https://twitter.com/podiumesports/status/1479815153076084740?s=11



OBRL Metro Cup

The OBRL is gearing up for their Metro Ford 40 week cup series starting in February. They’ve added two new sponsors, KIMBOWL and Victory Lane Sports to help make it possible for a $3000 prize pool for the season . There’s the Manufacturers Cup ( $500 ) – Top 10 positions Payout ( $1500) – Safety First Award 8 Positions paid ( $700 ) – Hard Charger Award ( 10$ per race for positions gained ) – Rookie of the Year ( $100) – Ride the pole Award ( 100) . The winner of the safety award pays almost the same as winning the championship which is a really cool message. And if you like seeing your car in a TV style show, they’re singed up for a full year with their broadcasting partner Team Goon Squad.



Podcast Housekeeping

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Hardware/Software


Thrustmaster Direct Drive

Thrustmaster’s new Direct Drive wheelbase details emerge in the first in a series of Twitter announcements. First was that all of the add-ons will be compatible with their DD wheel base

https://traxion.gg/thrustmaster-direct-drive-racing-wheel-base-details-emerge-in-new-startinglights-campaign/

https://www.gtplanet.net/thrustmaster-teases-direct-drive-wheel-20211229/



iRacingAssistant : Gary Tall’s App

Gary Tall posted i the forums a link to his App that’s primary function is to ensure iRacing is started with the graphics, black box positions, reference lap and button bindings for the car I want to drive together with the support programs I want for that car (e.g. Crewchief, iSpeed, JRT etc)

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4994/iracingassistant-gary-talls-application#latest



Drive-X

It brings you a sense of exhilaration like sitting in a cockpit of an actual Racing car.
The simulator is beautiful with a streamlined body and Electric actuators accurately replicate the vehicle behavior.

https://www.instagram.com/drivex_sim/p/CYaKdXmvxb-/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://drivex-sim.com/en/top-en/



Sim Cabin

John Watts posted pictures of his ‘VR and Sim Racing Cabin’



HUGE GPU Price DROP Coming in 2022?

PC Builder speculates pricing for GPU’s in the upcoming year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgmsB8fWyes



Rexing GT TIMUN wheel

Rexing Steering Wheels released their new TIMUN GT Wheel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CYJSoqqNcZr/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://rexing.eu/rexing-gt-wheel-timun/



Windowed borderless

I think I have this correct and still couldn’t comprehend all this windowed mode, windowed borderless, full screen to windowed but not back to full screen with active app focus. Anyway no one has been able to answer this for me. Lets say I’m in Windowed borderless that appears to be full screen but want to access another app and then return. Can someone please tell me what buttons to hit to get it to go back and forth. I’m new to PC gaming. Alt+Tab Alt+Enter ? Both, only one? It’s very frustrating.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/15209/windowed-borderless#latest



DIY RUMBLE PEDALS

AMStudio posted a YouTube video of DIY instructions for rumble pedals for Logitech, or any other pedals

https://youtu.be/8aLqqcEaUVk



Ex-Rimac Engineer Built His Own Simulator!!

Misha Charoudin, an ex-Rimac Engineer posted a video on his YouTube channel of his own motion racing sim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC48eiXM0W0



The Fanatec CSL DD Meets The Hype — But There’s A Catch

Jalopnik reviewed on their website the Fanatec CSL DD wheel base mentioning that it meets the hype, but with a catch that the 8NM upgrade is strongly recommended.

https://jalopnik.com/the-fanatec-csl-dd-meets-the-hype-but-theres-a-catch-1848338523



Results



Official Series

  • Ellis – Carb cup – 
  • Delara – at Texas P3.
  • IMSA 
    • Hall – p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uG6h7xYPwHA 
    • Ellis – p22 – Had error code 1 while loading in at the 90% mark 3 times. I ended up rebooting and getting in with 30 seconds left on grid – moved from p24 up to 13th but on lap 7 hit the curb coming out of the busstop and spun it – now in the back – i ended up spinning a second time off of the curb but never wrecked the car… fastest lap 145.6


  • PDS Euro Sprint

Hall – P1 at Watkins Glen



League / Hosted Races

  • Winter League
    1. Ellis – p15- First Ron took it easy didn’t try to pass a single car in an attempt to save tires yet failed miserably and fell to P 30 dead last by the end of the first run eventually caught a caution got a wave around and back on the lead lap. With attrition I got a nice respectable finish of 15th. 

Hall –  p 10,  a late caution hurt my cause, but a lot of people late had trouble, kind of balancing it out.  After the first 20 laps on the last run couldn’t pass a sole underneath.  Will not miss this package.

  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League
    • Mike – Quit the race at halfway running dead last I couldn’t get the truck to turn it was super tight at New Hampshire
  • Hosted – Ellis
    1. Ran Kia Optima at several super speedways then we ran the 87 at Talledega and I won!
    2. Then gen 5 no plate at tally. Most powerful fendered car on the service
    3. Then Indy at Michigan p4.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian-Watkins Glen expected cup, but got the boot P7
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


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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On the show tonight, more Coke Series Drivers find their homes for the season, including a driver return to the Joe Gibbs team. Will iRacing scan some of the most iconic cars in the history of Nascar and we review this weeks wild World of Outlaws race at Faibury. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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