Episode 0269

3/4/2021 – Committed – Episode 0269

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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In the show today Evan Posocco will be on hand to recap week 3 of the iRacing Coke Series at Las Vegas and we look to some goodies coming up in the season 2 build.



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Topics



Coke News [Hall]

iRacing posted an interview video with 2020 Coke Series Champion Nick Ottenger.

Also getting an iRacing video interview was 2021 Coke Series Daytona 500 winner, Michael Conti

https://www.enascar.com/news-media/2021/03/01/sim-city-coca-cola-series-takes-on-vegas/

Evan on Lockdown [Mike]

Coke Series announcer Evan Posocco Tweeted that he will be quarantined in an Orlando hotel after being exposed to a hotel employee he was exposed to tested positive for covid 19.

Race [Mike]

  • Lap 5 caution Mitchell DeJong – Looks like he blew up and got tagged from behind.
  • Lap 11 – caution -THE BIG ONE –  Contact between @Blade_Whitt and @BowlinGraham triggers a multi-car incident down the backstretch into T3. Bowlin not happy with Whitt, @GarrettLowe_6 not happy with the lack of brakes behind him.
    • Pit stops  – Several pit, several stay out. 
  • Tim Dugger interview – Then caution lap 18 – @jmullisracing and @bdavies_88 get together in Turn 1… multiple cars destroyed. The pit strategy did NOT pay off.
  • Luza wilson leading then caution lap 33 – @rayalfalla has heavy damage after a nudge from @CVincent34… Alfalla sawed on the wheel and looked like he almost had it, but then went dead right and into the wall hard. was carving his way thru the field too. Everyone pits
  • Restart lap 48 = clampitt novak guest – luza crowder wilson bussa kirwan shearburn
  • LEAD CHANGE LAP 39: @swilson3_ outside Clampitt and brings @RyanLuza with him!
  • Top 5 stayed out –  a few laps later caution lap 43
  • Manes and Duval involved – it was 4 wide and got slammed into the wall hard. @DDuval42, @GarrettManes, @IGann_34 and @CVincent34 get the worst of it.
  • Going green for a bit now at halfway it is wilson kirwin luza up front –
    • Now, @swilson3_ has led 15 laps of 53, second most in tonight’s field.
    • @RyanLuza has led 21 so far.
  • Caution lap 67 – Gann in trouble was two wide trying to get by ray alfalla and they ended up bouncing off each other pretty hard.
  • A few laps of green then luza fighting wilson for the lead side by side several laps in a row – then shearburn making it 3 wide for the lead!
  • It took a while, but @RyanLuza finally prevails on the high side to pass @swilson3_ for the lead at lap 83! Eventually the lead shakes out back to single file – and it is luza – wilson kirwin cook ray lyon shearburn hurst olat
  • Douchette spins himself off of Derek Justice nose – but no caution.
  • Luza and kirwin pit under green with 32 to go – then wilson pits – Malik Ray takes Lead
    • @MalikRayTTV is going to try and make it the distance per the broadcast.
    • The 11 leads the 4 of @RyanLuza by 22 seconds with 21 laps to go.
  • 15 to go – malik ray is about a lap short but he is hoping for a caution
  • Whitt 2nd matheson third – nvak boes – luza about 10 seconds back with 10 to go
  • Douchette balck for not meeting minimum speed
  • 6 to go ray is slow and matheson takes the lead – then pits w novak – 
  • Whitt takes lead but luza is coming – then whitt pits and luza takes lead w wilson 2nd – kirwin third – luza wins it!


Porsche Supercup Round 5 [Brian]

Mitchell deJong captured his first victory in the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup series Saturday at Montreal.

All Star Race [Greg]

In All Star action Laurens Vanthoor wins the feature and Emily Jones Takes the win in the sprint race.



12 Hours of Sebring [Tony]

iRacing has announced the details of The 12 Hours of Sebring Powered by VCO on March 26-28th.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794571.page#12410964



Ask Jr. iRacing Question [Hall]

A listener asked Dale JR if there are any more classic Nascar stock cars in the works in iRacing. he basically said nothing is in the works, and sited that they are concentrating on tracks outside of the US.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vincendev.ischedule&hl=en_US&gl=US



‘Losing My Position” [Mike]

Virtual Paddock posted a comedic YouTube video song parody of ‘Losing My Religion’ by REM with ‘Losing My Position’

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794278.page#12407769



The Ladder‘ [Brian]

The iRacing Shop is now sporting a new classic pullover hoodie with a licensing ladder style design

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https://iracing-official.creator-spring.com/



12 Hours of Bathurst Pains [Hall]

iRacing staffer Nicholas Bailey that on 6:30am est, before the 7am start of Bathurst, they experienced the loss of 2 of the raceservers apparently due to a power cabling issue during a maintenance window that reduced them to a single power source.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794338.page#12408458

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/3794334.page#12409065

Stats [Greg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794479.page#12409766

https://races.tfrlab.org/#/events/a1789980-5dff-4c57-b142-5638f37eb366

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794503.page#12410115



Lockdown Racing Hosting Fast Pasta [Tony]

Lockdown Racing welcomed Fast Pasta Anthony Alfredo in their Homestead Race as he prepared for his race on Sunday.



Dynamic Track Displeasure [Mike]

There’s another thread in the iRacing forums regarding the dynamic track situation and lack of multiple line racing. Shawn Powell’s post in the forums illustrated his frustration.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3794516.page#12411516

RealRadman posted a YouTube video with his thoughts of the dynamic track and Version 7 tires after not being on the service for a while.

iRacing’s Response [Brian]

Tyler Hudson says that iRacing has heard the concerns from it’s members and assures everyone that they are taking this situation seriously and have been working to fix the issue. They feel they are getting very close, but make no promises as to an upcoming release.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/75/3794516.page#12412387



Carnomaly 500 [Hall]

eRacer welcomed Nascar Driver Kyle Busch to the Carnomaly 500 by granting the 2 time champion a provisional start for the race.

Coke Series and Richmond Raceway eSports Driver Jimmy Mullins takes the win in the Carnomaly 500



Incoming [Greg]

iRacing dropped a teaser picture of what may be in the upcoming build week.



VRS Giveaway [Tony]

VRS is have a giveaway contest that begins March 1st, 2021 and ends March 24th, 2021. The grand prize is a VRS DirectForce Pro (Direct Drive) Wheel Base

https://virtualracingschool.com/vrs-dfpro-giveaway/



Lemonis Cashing Out [Mike]

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is offering a $100 merchandise certificate to anyone who runs his paint in iRacing this week.

If you post your own Camping World paint scheme and you could win a Camping World RV.



Release Notes [Hall]

iRacing has posted the release notes for the most recent UI

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794679.page#12412211



Mike Get’s Some Swag

Mike gets some prizes from his participation in the Autism Awareness Charity Race including a baseball cap and $50 in iRacing credits for his 2nd place finish.



Committed [Brian]

iRacing streamer Matt Malone shows off his commitment to the sim by showing his active account set to automatically renew on Jan 8, 2031!



Bristol is No Cost [Greg]

iRacing has announce that the upcoming addition of dirt at Bristol Motorspeedway will be deliverer on March 9th and will be of no cost if you already own Bristol.



Season 2 Downtime [Tony]

iRacing announced that the service will be down on Tuesday, March 9th at 8:00am EST for the deployment of the season 2 release.



rFactor Get’s Gobbled Up [Mike]

Motorsports Games has aquired Developer Studio 397 and the rFactor Simulation Platform with it.

https://motorsportgames.com/motorsport-games-enters-into-binding-term-sheet-to-acquire-developer-studio397-and-its-rfactor-2-simulation-platform/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794813.page#12413746

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794813.page#12414022

https://www.britishgt.com/news/689/revamped-british-gt-esports-championship-joins-sros-global-sim-racing-roster



NiS – No Tire Limits [Hall]

Josh Hurley posted in the forums that on the Wednesday NIS race his split had no tire limits.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794815.page#12413755



Pit Exit Position [Brian]

Liam Brotherton asks in the forums Should iRacing move the merge point at Dytona Oval to the entrance to turn 1 instead of the blue cone position at the exit of turn 2?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794776.page#12413291



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Hardware/Software


Meca CUP1 Sim pedals-Czech [Hall]

Sim Racing Blog posted a review of the Meca Cup1 Sim Pedals with Prices starting from € 630.- for the 2-pedal set to € 870.- for the complete set including pedal baseplate. They’re built entirely from laser-cut stainless steel and they report there is no flex or play in this pedal set. All pedals have their own load cell of which the brake pedal has a maximum load of 200 kg;

https://www.simrace-blog.nl/en/meca-cup1-sim-pedals-review/?fbclid=IwAR1ljnJTx53Lrd4PYseEM9vAlxsV5SVLjEEb9VrR_66oYOQgzB-ZWTGs6m0



8k 90hz could be close [Brian]

Pimax may be close to adding a beta firmware for it’s 8K X headset that will allow it to run at 90hz with certain GPU’s

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793800.page#12402298



2021 Product Update [Mike]

The Simpit Technologies Centurion Pro 180 fov projector screen has received several updates and is offering a 10% discount to celebrate their 10th anniversary

https://www.facebook.com/118179234934114/posts/3721290144622987/?d=n

https://www.simpit.co.nz/shop/centurion-pro-270-fov/



App of the Week [Tony]

iSchedule is an IOS app for $2.99 that helps you manage your iRacing schedule and to view and share results

Cover art

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vincendev.ischedule&hl=en_US&gl=US



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Race:  Vegas

  • David = P 23, no cautions
  • Rochette P9 just not fast enough 
  • Groves- P 13 – should have been top 10, got smacked around at the end.  Limped it to the finish line
  • Saturday Fixed –
    • Tyler – P 23 – started 33rd. Green flag stop on lap 60- 44% onRF. first caution on Lap 80 was First caution. Ran great into the top 15 and had late caution that set up the GWC. As the leader crossed the start finish line for the white flag caution came out. I was P9 and saw the leader cross the line heading into turn 1 as caution dropped. Tangled up in wreck on last restart and finished 23rd. 
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p wrecked, guy says he held his brakes, I don’t believe him
    • Adam- p
    • Tom D – P5.  Worked my way up from 27th in qualifying (yes I did qualify). Ran in top 8 all race.  A late race restart and a couple guys just had faster early speed.  But I’ll take a top 5
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p8 – started like 18th but worked my way up to back half of top ten basically – 9 or 10 cautions though. I felt like the only way to do better was to have track position from Q and keep it.
    • Brian – P19-started P2. Stayed in top 10 all race.  Caution with 6 to go.  Restarted in 7th but got tangled in wreck with 2 to go.  
    • Stephen – 
    • Tyler – P32 – started P31 nice long green run to lap 40 moved up to 18th. Car was good but blew the motor on a restart. Ripping 3rd to 2nd = boom

Race:  Vegas

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p19 got loose on last run in a hard 3 wide battle bouncing of the wall.
    • Tom D. P24. Wow, had some issues at beginning and got damaged.  Unfortunately the race went caution free.  I’ll get another shot Sunday 
    • Ellis – p23 – started 10th ran 4th to 9th basically all night – spun myself out trying too hard on the final restart, wow i suk
    • Rochette – P4 great on long run but just a tad loose and lappers were blocking the bottom
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p9 ran top 5 for first run then got door slammed twice for some damage – 20 down on revs – came up from the back to about 16th –  then pit strategy got me to 9th at the end.


Official Series

12 Hours of Bathurst with OBRL team- P15  finished race. Got a good bit of damage from multiple incidents from a lot of aggressive driving



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p17 – 39 drivers started i started 31st – moved up was running high as ninth but got wrecked ran to the wall around lap 90
    • Tom D. P6  –  Big field. Started 29th (one day I’ll learn how to qualify-doubt it). Got big RF damage early after getting into top 10.  Fell back to 26th during green flag stops.  A yellow came out to allow me to fix damage.  Worked my way back into top 10. Was able to work into 6th on GWC.
  • Ucora- ucrl Atlanta INDYCAR 
    • Mike – pwrecked out Coming off that road after the final green flag stop I go and it to keep up with teammate David Hall and I spun it down to the inside wall and wrecked my car I quickly towed out to not cause a caution.
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – p6. Ran in the top 5 all race. Made a slight mistake in green flag stops. But I’ll take a decent finish


Final Thoughts




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The voice of the iRacing Coke Series Evan Posocco returns to show to recap round 3 at Las Vegas. We’ll cover some of the season 2 build teasers that have started to trickle in and we debate the dynamic track conditions and where should racers merge at Daytona. We throw in some hardware/software and more on this week’s iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0268

2/25/2021 – Dropageddon – Episode -0268

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



Coke Series – Miami [Mike]

The Coke Series gets some preview love from the official Nascar Twitter.

  • Coke Race:
    • Green flag is out!
    • Five laps in, and there are connection issues! SEVEN drivers have fallen out of the server!
    • Drivers that have fallen out:
    • @bobbyzalenski 
    • @rayalfalla 
    • @BowlinGraham 
    • @DerekJustis 
    • @GarrettManes 
    • @breynolds_66 
    • @caine_cook 
    • Lap 13 – Blade Whitt – blows it up – starts smoking…. Stays green
    • Lap 20 – Leahy Luza Shearburn
    • @JustinPSports reports that @MalikRayTTV and @mbussa75 may be experiencing overheating issues at the back of the pack.
    • Lap 44 gf stops start – brad davies gets the yellow barrels
      • Leader pits – 
    • https://twitter.com/caine_cook/status/1364401048538898434 
    • https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1364402013174460416 
    • Lap 63 – @KeeganLeahy back to the lead. @BBryant53 might be trying to make it on one stop, along with @john_gorlinsky, @bschoon55, and @MalikRayTTV 
    • Chatter is the comcast customers are the common thread – 
      • teammate Tyler was in a race and he got dropped the same way – 
      • Brad Slaughter and others on the youtube coke stream chat said 15 got dropped out of a league race and reports of official races same thing happened….
      • Forums confirmed it was widespread…
    • Interviews – Antonio Williams – Buffalo Bills Running Back and xfinity driver Joe Graf Jr
    • Lap 61 to go – leahy luza shearburn – caution free so far.
    • Doordash added as a sponsor for the show…. Joining ASUS and Coke
    • 48 to go – gf stops start – leehy pits from the lead.
    • Several laps later it cycles out Leahy back up front, to 2nd behind bob bryant who is leading from the one stop strategy.
    • 29 to go the top three are the same as they were at the start of this race – track position is huge when no one makes mistakes – 
      • Leahy Luza sharburn lowe hurst  – 15 to go luza and shearburn trying but leahy has a comfortable lead
    • Leahy wins! 2.2 seconds over  – luza – shearburn lowe hurst vincent ottinger bryant novak conti – caution free race – 
      • You compared him to Kenny Humpe – boy havent heard that name for a while.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794039.page#12404965

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794038.page#12404998

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794038.page#12405051

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794137.page#12406128



Porsche Supercup – Road Atlanta [Brian]

Josh Rogers delivers a double victory at Road Atlanta to really stretch out his series points lead. Tommy Ostgaard takes second with Kevil Ellis JR in third.

https://www.iracing.com/rogers-benefits-from-last-lap-tussle-in-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-feature-at-road-atlanta/

All Star Series [Brian]

In the prelude to the supercup race Matt Campbell takes the win in the All Star Race with Emily Jones in second and Jaroslav Honzik in third. It also marked the debut of livestream star Matt Malone



Bottom Split Aquires eRacr [Hall]

On Monday , Bottom Split Tweeted the news that they have acquired eRacr. They will be announcing more information as it becomes available.



Resize Virtual Mirror [Greg]

Azril Nazli posted in the forums that he’s been using VR since it was supported in iRacing, but would really like to have the ability to resize the virtual mirror saying it’s too big. Many followers in the thread second the opinion.

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793195.page#12400355



NiS Standing Start [Mike]

It looks like one of the NIS sessions last week at the Road Course at Daytona began with a standing start, and it was confirmed in the forums by others in multiple splits. There was no comment from any of the staff from iRacing regarding the issue.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793670.page#12401178



Blackout Dates [Brian]

Dan Willis noticed that sometimes when using the UI and trying to create a test session the month is grayed out and you can’t select it and asked why in the forums. Staffer Jimmy Van Veen noted that not every track is available to drive year round. 24/7 and there are blackouts when that is the case.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793675.page#12402323



IR-01 Updates [Hall]

Greg West announced there will be some changes to the new iR-01 car in the upcoming build, including a new damage model, a change to the license requirements and more. (Look at track on week 2…)

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793583.page#12400091



Stagger higher level Open Wheel Start Times [Greg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793898.page#12403483



Testing New Damage Model [Mike]

Speaking of the new iR-01 damage model, iRacing posted a video on Instagram of the new damage model tesing, which has to be one of the best jobs for iRacing employees.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLcsnbngWTt/?igshid=1p7xv6difocho



2 Yr Renewal – 25% Off [Brian]

iRacing has announced that with the upcoming start of season 2 they are offering a 25% discount with a 2 year subscription renewal.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793991.page#12404445

https://www.iracing.com/end-of-season-sale/



He is Back [Greg]

Justin Champagne spotted someone in an iRacing session who hasn’t been seen in a little while. Nascar Driver Kyle Larson.



Fan Video [Hall]

Junk Knuckles re-Tweeted a sprint car racing video he created which he considers his best since 2017.



IndyCar at Tally – It is Different [Mike]

Callum Lucas posted in the forums a thanks to whoever is responsible for the boost changes for the fixed Indy Car races at Talladega. The races were cleaner and you could run multiple lines, not having to hug the yellow line the whole time.. It made the fixed superspeedway races a lot more enjoyable.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793901.page#12403501



VCO Carnage [Brian]

Brad Philpot posted a video from the Pro VCO Cup of Nations Race this past weekend where Robert Wickens destroys Tom Ingram at the Pouhan turn at Spa.



New in-game UI Incoming [Hall]

Ready or not, here UI come. Tony Gardner responded to a question of the forums asking if there’s a new in-game UI and he replied Yes. that it’s looking good and the current UI is a design from many years ago. He says it’s much more intuitive and has a “modern console game design”

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793975.page#12404406

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793975.page#12404420

Tyler Hudson chimed in saying that he’s been biting his tongue and says it’s fantastic.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3793975.page#12404861



GT3 Challenge Fixed – Incoming [Greg]

Greg West mentioned in the forums that there will be a new GT3 Challenge fixed series to debut in 2021 Season 2.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793970.page#12404197



Fascinating Stream- All The NASCAR Guys [Brian]

Jordan Mackay was able to get into a cup car session at Homestead with a field full of actual Nascar Cup Drivers as well as some Coke Series drivers and posted the session on a YouTube video.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793979.page#12404308



87 Legends Getting New Schedule [Mike]

Tyler Hudson posted in the forums that the ’87 Legends cars will have a new schedule for 2021 season 2

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3792735.page#12404429



New Damage Model Incoming [Greg]

iRacing dropped a Twitter video showing off the new damage model that will also be added this upcoming build including the Formula Renault, Dallara iR-01, Street stock and Nascar Legends Car.



Bathurst 12 Hours Up Next [Hall]

This weekend starts the second special event in the endurance series when drivers will face off against Mount Panorama in Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hours.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-bathurst-12hr-runs-this-weekend/



NASCAR RallyCross? [Brian]

So with Bristol dirt on the schedule this season, iRacing tweeted that Nascar will have done all of it’s disciplines with the exception of one…Who want to see a Nascar Dirt Rally Race???



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Fantasy [Brian]


Hardware/Software


Apple Headset [Hall]

Is Apple getting into the VR headset market?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/new-report-on-apples-vr-headset-8k-in-each-eye-potential-3000-price-tag/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792194.page#12384947



Simworx ARB Lever Set [Mike]

Simworx have developed a realistic ARB Lever set with the added bonus of a Brake Bias Adjuster, all in the same neat package for $800aud ($620usd). Race Cars that have in cockpit adjustable Anti Roll Bar Adjusters, such as the Australian Supercar, allows the driver to adjust the stiffness of their front and rear anti roll bars while in race.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLAuob1hlc6/?igshid=1nvwd89pzranr

www.simworx.com.au



SinSpeed iOS Dash App [Brian]

Sin Speed offers an iRacing app for Apple IOS for $2.99 that can display speed, gear, rpm and more.

sin:speed screenshot

https://www.subsonicpulse.de/sinspeed/htm/en/main.html



Sandt Racing Fab [Hall]

Sandt Racing Fab offers an array of 80/20 sim rigs and accessories to suit your needs



Setup Viewer [Mike]

Rich Jamison has created an app that will let you view your cars setups in an easy to see viewer for free to members of the community

iRacing Setup Viewer by Type

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793364.page#12397943

https://www.setupviewer.com/



Starlink Gaming Test [Brian]

Linus Tech Tips has a video on his YouTube channel where he has acquired a Starlink Beta satellite internet system and tests it out for speed and in gaming.



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Daytona Road

  • Fri open:
    • Ellis –  – p19 – started dead lastp34, got lots of incidents and had a drive through penalty
    • David = P24. slow in top split
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p 9, not as slow in 2nd split
    • Adam- p10 while hungover from birthday party until 2am, somehow didn’t drive off the track, goal was to follow David and stay on the track, first NIS top 10 in a year
    • Tom D – P18. Just tried to live to the next lap
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p24 – started in back got as high as 18th but a few spin offs put me back –
    • Brian – P22 Started in the rear.  Took some damage when a car got into me on the first lap chicane.  Had 2 self spins early getting the power down, but gained confidence by the end of the race.  Way more fun than I was expecting.  Finished with 3X.
    • Stephen – DNF after lap 5

Race:  Miami

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p19, pit road merge violation cost me a shot at a top 5
    • Tom D. P17. Got caught a lap down from putting under green. Was not able to move my up on old tires.  Hopefully better luck on Sunday morning 
    • Ellis – p 24 got wrecked out about lap 10 could not miss it – stayed in the race though many laps down

Rochette – P11 experimented with the iracing open set… was slow

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p19 – Start a 24th and had a fantastic save on lap one where I got 12 seconds damage with a 4X. It’s stayed green though caution and we went green till lap 95 at that point I was a lucky dog P 12 then another quick caution. Then to cautions later I get caught up in the big one good Mesut at the whole front crushed   


Official Series

  • Hall 
    • Montreal
  • C open-Autoclub Adam, started 9th, ended up 5th
  • B open- homestead: started front row p2, race went green flag for 90 laps, was going for 4th, slipped and fell to 6th then ended up back in 5th




League / Hosted Races

  • Pacific Majors – Daytona 500 – 87 cup cars
    • Hall – p22 pro split 1, was surviving most of the carnage then just got dumped by a lap car in the first half of the race.  Most positions gained after that were through attrition 
    •  Tom – p.30. Dang. Not my best run. But I can say goodbye to the 87 cup cars for a while 
  • Dirty Monkey Autism Race
    • Mike – p2 – led the most laps – won a hat and $55 in credits, only 15 to get in – had no help at the end, it was 3 of us they were together on the bottom
  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- dnf -was having a good run about 11th  and it hooked right coming out of the bus stop head on into the wall, 5 minutes damage – parked it
    • Tom D. P10.  Should have finished top 5 but I had a few stupid self spins.
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – 18th. Qualified on pole @ Daytona RC. Got involved in a crash while trying to lap a set of cars near end of race.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Scales –
    • Groves-
    • Brian P14 Started outside pole. Went green until the first pitstop. Was still in 2nd.  Sped entering pits.  One late caution, but couldn’t recover.  Dumb mistake. Other playoff cars had issues, and may have been able to squeak into the final 4, but not after the screwup.  


Final Thoughts




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We welcome back to the show iRacing Coke Series Announcer Evan Posocco and we review the Coke race at Homestead -Miami and the talk about the drivers who were dropped from the race. We start getting some info on the upcoming build and we dive into hardware/software on this week’s iRacers Lounge Podcast.

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Hosts:

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Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 267

2/18/2021 – Dedication or Defecation – Episode 0267

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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This week on the show, we wrap up week one of the NIS schedule at Daytona. The iRacers Lounge Nascar Fantasy returns and we get back into all things iRacing.



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Topics



VCO Grand Slam [Hall]

The VCO (Virtual Competition Organization) and iRacing will be cooperating on 4 special events this season which will make up the new edition of the VCO Grand Slam. The events include the 12 Hours at Sebring, the 24 Hours at Nurburgring, Le Petit Le Mans and the 10 Hours at Suzuka. In addition to comprehensive coverage on its social media channels, VCO will provide top-quality image material from the “top split” of the highest-ranked drivers to all media representatives, teams and drivers.

VCO Cup of Nations [Brian]

The VCO Cup of Nations Pro has announced the groups and real-world-drivers for each of the 14 countries beginning this Sunday at 7pm CET (1pm EST).



Look Ma, No Hands [Tony]

Bartosz Ostalowski asks on Instagram who would like to sim race with him?? BTW, he is a real-life drift car driver, has no arms and drives with his feet!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLQ6lh5n4Z6/?igshid=h7ahnm2hvkou



Member Highlights [Adam]

iRacing releases its Top Member Highlights for the month of January



Bristol Dirt [Mike]

Bristol dirt seems to be a work in progress for iRacing and they posted a photo of the virtual track workers trying to figure out how to operate the equipment.

May be an image of outdoors

https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159298489701085/?d=n



Daytona 500 Winner [Tony]

After a complete week of the Daytona 500 races, team Tifosi has its own Daytona Champion, Tony Groves!

No description available.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1069174566899886



Major Series [Hall]

This Sunday, February 21, the Majors Series will Hold thier Daytona 500 race in the 87 Nascar Cup car.

https://www.majorsseries.com/daytona500



The Crew [Brian]

iRacing makes a cameo on The Crew, the Netflix show in the Nascar world starring Kevin James. It’s in episode 2 around the 16:30 mark. In the forums Greg West mentioned in the forums that saying, ” I actually went down there to install the sim and Jake’s character really pushed himself to look the part in the sim to the point he was asking about heel/toe on downshifts. I was beyond impressed and really hope that the series is a success. The cast and crew were an absolute blast to work with!”

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793160.page

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793160.page#12396267



NiS Tracker w/ Calculator [Adam]

Bill Hull submitted a program in the forums for a NIS results tracker to track averages, top 5’s, poles and more.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793203.page#12396542



Carnomoly 500 [Tony]

The eRacr Carnomaly 500 began this week with the prelim qualifier races today and yesterday. It’s a $25 to enter and $15,000 prize purse event at Daytona in the unrestricted COT car cumulating in the pole qualifying on the 24th, the Battle 150’s on the 25th and the 500 mile feature on March 3rd.



Season 1 Patch 5 Release Notes [Mike]

iRacing release it’s latest patch 5 for the season 1 build.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793269.page



Special Event – What to Expect [Hall]

Alex Gustafson posted in the forums what’s new to expect and prepare for in the iRacing Special Events including a change to the registration processing they expect will help this process. Once the main registration period closes, and splits are being made prior to events beginning to launch, the scheduler is simply not going to allow any additional members to register until all sessions have finished launching. This will give the scheduler unimpeded time to do its thing. Those who try to register during this time period will not be allowed to register. They’ll receive a new error message that says, “Please wait, registration is temporarily closed while the session launches. You will be able to register once the session has fully started.“.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793278.page#12397138



Daytona Changes Track Again [Brian]

Nascar reporter Bob Pockrass Tweeted that he’s expecting Nascar to do something about the dirt situation on the road course. Driver Denny Hamlin responded with some pics of track workers adding new areas of concrete beyond the current rumble sections.



eNascar RTP Qualifying Series is Up [Adam]

Tyler Hudson announced in the forums that the Road to Pro Qualifying series-Round 1 is now active and live.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793400.page#12398352



Starting Guide [Tony]

An article on Overtake gives beginners to iRacing a guide to how to hit the ground running in the sim.

https://www.overtake.gg/news/3468-starting-guide-for-iracing-beginners/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic_



Using the Sim to present Paint [Mike]

Petty’s Garage Tweeted the new paint scheme for Erik Jones number 43 car for this week’s Daytona Road Race. What was unusual is that they used iRacing’s paint system and car for the photos.




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

We may be open to recruiting, with the right fit. If you race NiS, and you want to be a part of this podcast on air, hit me up.

Midwest Simulations

You’ve heard us talk about the Spotlights. Those of us that have them here at iRacers Lounge absolutely love them. So much, we have become an affiliate! With the roll out of their new Spotlights Pro. Here’s your chance to check them out, you won’t be disappointed. Enter coupon code: IRACERSLOUNGE for 10% off!!

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2832513123680008/?d=n


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/



Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Xbox Controller Anchored to Pedals [Hall]

Aussie Greg Hill has a unique solution for slip information for his pedals. An Xbox controller anchored to his pedals

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792361.page#12391044



iRacing Account for sale? [Mike]

Mike Received mail from the forums from someone who seems to be selling his iRacing tracks and cars for cheep?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791844.page#12380913



Rig Review [Tony]

iRacing posted on Facebook a rig for anyone with GI problems

May be an image of indoor

https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159272872801085/?d=n



Rig Review [Brian]

Glenn Hoffman posted in the forums his solution for the rolling office chair problem. Move over Crocs, and bring on the chains!

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791983.page#12382252



Office Chair Rig [Adam]

Open Sim Racing are selling the plans for an office chair rig that converts your standard office chair into a racing rig for you pedals and wheel base. Plans are for series 15 80/20 profiles.

Plans - Office Chair Rig - Centre Post - Plans - 15 Series

https://opensimracing.com/products/8020-office-chair-rig-plans-15-series



Office Chair Rig #2 [Tony]

Bsimracing has a pedal mount system for office chairs that let you mount pedals to your chair for $110 for the standard edition and $185 for the elevated version

PEIN Gear Mount Solutions

bsimracing.com/pein-gear-mount-solution-for-office-chair-racers/



MPI Seats [Mike]

Max Pappis Innovations shows off it’s new sim racing seats in their revamped sim racing series of products coming out soon.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CK4ccO_D6tf/?igshid=1q3pa32xkrxdb



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Daytona
  • Fri open:
    • Ellis –  – DNF – Shifters stopped working during a GF stop lost the draft remapping shifters to keyboard – then was a lap down in the front pack when they all wrecked including me
    • Greg – p Wrecked on the straight with 50 to go
    • David = P 11, broken car early by another car on apron again, but stuck it out through a lot of attrition
    • Rochette P4-  white flag was about to pass leader on the outside and some asshat on the inside clipped me on the corner wrecking me. Made me wanna punch a baby seal
    • Groves- P1 
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p17 GWC in position to win, hooked by car who bounced off wall
    • Tom D – P9.  Ran top 5 all race. A bit too much bumping and banging on the final laps, got crashed, but pulled off a top 10 in the 500. So I can’t complain 
    • Rochette- P 
    • Brian – P3 Ran up front all race.  Lead 38 laps. Made a bad no-pit call which kept put me in third on the final laps instead of first.
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p.Got Pole Position – Led many laps early ran top 5 basically just riding – lap 117 the top two tangle and take out the field.
    • Brian – P11 Pushed to the lead inside of 20 laps to go.  Car was the cleanest of the leaders.  Lap car who wouldn’t clear the track wrecked the lead pack.  

Race:  Dayroval

  • Wed Fixed:
    • Rochette P
    • Tom D – P
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p 23, slow in top split
    • Ellis – p 21 – started 34th pretty much kept it on track really slow and got some points – 
    • Greg – p blew up
    • Rochette – P4 started 4th stayed out of trouble and clean think this is 1st ever road race ive ever had with 0x and it was bottom split to boot
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p17 slow in top split


Official Series

  • Euro Sprint
    • HallMontreal
      • 3 wins 




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- dnf. Started 17th got the lead by lap eight. Let the most lab stayed in the top 4 basically with about 25 to go I was first on the outside pushed by Josh Campbell. And basically got turned going down the back street he was pushing on the right corner of the bumper and it is hooked me. I was holding a really straight line. It couldn’t of been straighter. I felt good about Josh Campbell pushing me I have raced against him in several different leagues, and him and his guys are some of the cars to beat every time for sure. 
  • Ucora- 
    • Mike – p15 – spun off turn 2 and killed the car but luckily I had a reset, hit the wall several times and ended up causing a late caution 
  • David -p13 self spun, wasn’t fast anyway
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – Daytona 250 winner!  Had some computer issues to start the race. Missed q and had to start from pits.  Was able to work my lap back, than on a late race restart was able to take the lead and not give it back. Moves me to the playoffs, now time to get more playoff points. 
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Brian P17 Screwed the pooch on qualifying.  Involved in an incident early in the race. No caution, but 5 minutes of repair. Chance of advancing to the final 4….shot.


Final Thoughts




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Daytona 500 week in the NIS wraps up for Team Tifosi. Which team member came thru with a 500 victory!? Now, we move on the the road side which gets an update that we’ll cover. Office Chair racing is all the rage in the Hardware section plus a a rig that shows the ultimate dedication to the sim. We cover it all on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0266

2/11/2021 – Position Roof – Episode 0266

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

Monday night, the iRacing Coke Series has officially kicked off Speedweek. We’ll go into all of the details leading up to the race as well as full race recap with Series announcer Evan Posocco. Also. it marks the beginning of the NIS season with team Tifosi.



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Topics



Coke News [Greg]

Overtake News has an interview with returning Coke Series Champion Nick Ottinger, including the story of him overcoming open heart surgery at a young age to get to the top of the sim racing world.

https://www.overtake.gg/news/3377-interview-enascar-champion-nick-ottinger/



Rajah to Spacestation Gaming [Hall]

Rajah Caruth, a Nascar Drive for Diversity member, will be joining Spacestation Gaming for the eNacsar Road to Pro Series.



Spacestation Gaming with Malik Ray [Brian]

Spacestation Gaming Tweeted a congratulations to their driver Malik Ray on his 4th place finish at the Podium 500 and had moved their attention to the upcoming Coke Series Daytona 500. Included in the Tweet was a hype video of his switching to the Spacestation Gaming race team.

Pre Race



Pre race analysts [Greg]

James Pike hosted a pre race analysis segment including 3 former series drivers Chris Overland, Brandon Kettelle and Michael Gauriglia in which they introduced several new changes including….



New Road to Pro Ladder [Mike]

There’s a new eNascar Road to Pro ladder system and it was retweeted by Evan Posocco

Image

https://ir-core-sites.iracing.com/members/pdfs/eNASCAR_Coca-Cola_iRacing_Series_v2021.01.14.pdf



New Series Rule Changes [Hall]

New rule changes for the 2021 Season include…

Win and You’re In

Win a series race and stay in the top 20 in points and you are automatically in the payoffs.

Expanded playoffs

The playoffs have been expanded from 8 to 10 drivers

No more bonus points

They will no longer be awarding bonus points for leading laps or leading the most laps



Steve Phelps Grand Marshall [Brian]

Nascar President was the Grand Marshall of the race and gave the command for the drivers to ‘start their engines‘. In his introduction he makes an interesting statement to us sim racing fans that Monday night, with the eNacsar Coca Cola Series, is true true start of all of the events that cumulate with the real world Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Win and you’re in



Coke Race [Mike]

  • Coke Race:
    • Mitchell Dejong starts the season on the pole and they go 3 wide early, with Chris Shearburn sharing some lead laps
    • Garrett Lowe Novak and Mullis working the 3rd lane but haven’t gotten to the front yet, eventually Garrett gets clear and drops down as the new leader
    • Bobby Zelinski pushes teammate Shearburn to the lead a few times from the middle lane.
    • Then a wreck but no caution! Ryan Luza and Zack Novak into each other and Malik Ray has no where to go.
    • A TENSE MOMENT between new teammates! Brian Schoenburg decides to pit last second, and Derek Justis can’t check up in time! Both with damage, plus some to @GarrettManes, but nobody spun and it stays green!
    • Minimum speed rule in effect… Looks like @znovak15 and @MalikRayTTV got the worst of that. Both are penalized for minimum speed
    • Rookie leader Zack Nichols pits and gets speeding penalty during GF stops
    • https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1358969489644269570?s=11 
    • Allen Boes goes for a ride, but race is still green
    • 20 to go – 3 wide 10 deep – ottinger, clampitt, conti, guest, manes, mullis
      • Roommates and teammates on front of all 3 lanes – strategy?
      • Conti bottom, clampitt middle ottinger outside 2 to go
      • A caution free season opener! But they wreck in turn 4, Conti Wins! Career win #11! Looks Like a bit of netcode, the 9 of guest into clampitt, It was @Logan_Clampitt out of the middle groove who got turned in front of the pack and everyone piled in after that.
        • https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1358982808841179140 
        • Locked into the playoffs by Winning
        • Conti Guest Matheson Vincent Gann Zalenski Kirwan, Salas Shearburn Davies Dejonhs, Olat Manes Bowlin Jake Nickols Bussa Leahy Cook Lowe Clampitt Ottinger
        • Conti getting a VRS Wheel this week and going to ditch the g27


Post Race Controversy [Hall]

Malik Ray Tweeted his displeasure of the incident on lap 31 that effectively ended his race.



Porsche Supercup Series [Brian]

Sebastian Job holds off Josh Rogers in an exciting final lap to take his second win in the iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup season, Mack Bakkum finishes third, but Rogers actually extends his lead in the series points championship.

You can re-watch the exciting final lap from SIlverstone



All Star Race [Greg]

The Porsche All Star Race started four wide early with the victory going to Emily Jones of Emree Racing



Podium 500 [Brian]

Sunday was the prestigious Podium 500 race at Datyona. and after 360 entries, 8 qualifying heats, 2 last chance qualifiers and 2 Duels, Casey Kirwan takes the top finish with second going to Daniel Eberhardt and Logan Helton in third.



RIP Stacy Adams [Mike]

The iRacing community bids a fond farewell to fellow racer Stacey Adams.

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=91843



Fixed Setups Doesn’t Mean Full Fuel [Hall]

Dave Bush Tried to set up a hosted race with fixed setups. He wanted to start with a full tank of fuel, but it only started with about 60% and wondered what he did wrong and asked the forums. Nick Neben replied that “fuel capacity does not equal what the set starts with, that is all done in the garage. If you just used an iRacing default those are not set to full, you would have to change that, and save it, and upload it if you were doing fixed.”

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792224.page#12386650



Jimmy Lands a Ride [Greg]

Autosport announced that Youtube sim racing content creator, and Porsche All-Star driver Jimmy Broadbent will make his debut in real world racing driving a Praga R1 in the Britcar Endurance Championship

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792169.page



Reminder – Join Mike & Chris [Mike]

A Reminder that Saturday Feb 20 is the Dirty Monkey 250 race for Autism Awareness. It’s at Daytona in the cup cars, uses fixed setups and has an entry fee of $15.

https://johnboy202.wixsite.com/ddmlive/post/autism-race



Earliest iRace Ever [Brian]

Gary Weaver wondered oiut loud in the forums what was the earliest result in iRacing. Staffer Jason Bryfogle replied with the answer.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792280.page#12386418

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792280.page#12386372



iRacing Real World Racing Connections Survey [Hall]

We at iRacing are constantly pushing to provide the best and most realistic driving simulation available. We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to give us some feedback so we can continue to provide the best possible experience for each of our racers.

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BMW Sim GT Cup – Suzuka [Greg]

Greg West announced in the forums the details of the BMW Sim GT Cup

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792533.page#12388164



Yellow Should Have Come Out [Mike]

Jeff Barnes kicked off in the forums a discussion about whether iRacing may have set back the yellow flag sensitivity too far.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/0/3792577.page#12391111



Comparison of Different Setup Shops [Hall]

Kyle Hendrix did an impartial comparison comparing some of the setups for Daytona, his times and thoughts of the setups.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792762.page#12390849



Connection Issue Maybe? [Brian]

Dylan Nadwodny posted a video of a car coming thru the pace lap wrecking just about everyone in the field

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System Status [Mike]

iRacing shows system status updates

https://status.iracing.com/



SLM Inbound [Hall]

iRacing looks to be updating their Super Late Models with a newly scanned Gen 6 model

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLIPYZ6BICI/?igshid=76qgiyi3c447



Perfect Figure 8 [Brian]

iRacing posted a prefect jump over a car in the Lucas Oil figure 8 track with a jump



B Fixed Length [Mike]

Does the B fixed races have to be fixed?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3791926.page#12385383



Custom Numbers for NiS

Can we get custom numbers like team racing does? Nick Neben asks in the forums

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792247.page#12385543



Daytona Strategy – Question from Scott Ross [Hall]

What are some of our Daytona restrictor plate racing tips for iRacing

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Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath – Fantasy Racing

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Greg’s New Setup [Greg]

Our own Greg Hecktus shows off his new sim studio



NRG Innovations [Brian]

Listener Troy Eaton sends in NRG Innovations Simulator Cockpits for $999.99

https://getnrg.com/products/frp-apex



IgnitiON Controls [Hall]

IgnitiON Controls offers a variety of button boxes starting at $160

https://www.ignitioncontrols.com/default.asp



Don’t Use AVG [Mike]

iRacing Support Tweeted that if you use AVG antivirus and get a “Can not find sim” or “Simulator is missing” error, please contact AVG. Their Latest update is deleting iRacing files.







3d Printed Button Box [Hall]

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4331087

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791644.page#12378860



LED Eyebrow [Brian]

Apex Simracing offers its 3D printed LED Eyebrow system that is mappable thru SimHub for multiple purposes. Priced at $125



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p 18, wrecked out fighting for lucky dog after getting spun while pitting.
    • https://youtu.be/2OI_1FTfN0E
    • Ellis – p Wrecked out – started p3 led almost every lap until lap 55 when guy on outside comes down into bottom lane and wrecked the field
    • Rochette – P-2 was the master of dodging wrecks and peoples lining up stupidity. But couldnt overcome my own as late race GF stop sped out of the pits with the sim racing apps blaring the beeps at me… was definitely faster than the leader as i finished right behind him a lap down, yes only 1 car finished on the lead lap
    • Ellis – p P11- running p4 w 10 to go a guy comes up from behind and just runs over me from behind.
    • Hall – dnf – running towards front, a car gets on apron, game over, please insert coin


Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall 
      • Daytona
        • 6th
        • 20th
        • 5th
        • 13th
  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall – 
      • Silverstone
        • Two Wins
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 30th
        • 6th
        • 4
        • 26th
        • 2nd
        • 5th
        • 4th
        • 2nd
        • 3rd
        • 28th
        • 4th




League / Hosted Races



Final Thoughts




Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

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Description

eNascar is back! This week we’ll go over all of the festivities and review of the Coke Series Daytona race and our own early NIS results. We got a peek of the race results from the very first iRacing results page. Also, we’ll give our thoughts of our strategy of restrictor plate racing so you’ll get the very most out of this week’s 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: 

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0265

2/4/2021 – WEC is Wack – Episode 0265

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

With the start of the season right around the corner, the final pieces of the Coke Series fall into place as we kick off Daytona Week on iRacing, The new season is here, so let’s go!



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Topics



Daytona Clash [Hall]

Logan Clampitt takes the checker at the Daytona Dash just out pacing teammate Nick Ottinger in a caution filled prelim before the season opener next Monday.

https://www.iracing.com/clampitt-ottinger-go-1-2-for-william-byron-esports-in-enascar-clash-at-daytona/



Coke News [Brian]

Nick Ottinger showed off on social media his newly arrived iRacing Coke Series Championship Ring just as he begins to defend his crown.

Elliot Sadler eSports [Greg]

The newly formed Elloitt Sadler eSports, Coke Series verision, announced their drivers for the season. Garrett Manes will remain with Elliott Sadler and they add series regular Ashton Crowder.

XSET Gaming [Tony]

XSET Gaming comes out strong in their inaugural Coke Season signing perennial contender Ryan Luza and Series favorite Casey Kirwan.

They also announce that Fast Pasta Anthony Alfredo will be joining the service as a content creator.

Roush-Fenway Racing [Mike]

Roush Fenway joins in the fray with the signing of Nathan Lyon and Steven Wilson.

Williams eSports [Hall]

Williams eSports will kick of their entrance into the stock car series with drivers Jake Matheson and Zach Nichols

23XI Racing [Brian]

Be ready for tons of hype this year in iRacing, as well as Nascar, with the newly formed 23XI Racing team, owned by Denny Hamlin and world icon Michael Jordan. They sign what may be the strongest team out there with eNascar standout Keegan Leahy and possibly the most well rounded driver in the entire sim, Mitchell deJong.

Letarte eSports

Letarte eSports [Tony]

Letarte eSports returns this year to the Coke Series with returning driver Chris Shearburn and road course ace Bobby Zalenski.

Mode Media House [Greg]

Former NFL player Kyle Long owned Mode Media returns to the series with drivers Matt Bussa and Jake Nichols.

JTG Daugherty Racing [Mike]

JTG Daughtery racing has added Brian Schoenburg and his Norse Force Racing Teammate Derek Justice

2021 Coke Series Team Chart [Hall]

Justin Melillo posted on Twitter a 2021 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series team chart as a quick reference guide to see where all if the drivers have landed for this years season leading up to Tuesday’s Daytona Clash Event in which drivers will be sporting IROC style paints.

Klingerman Sport [Brian]

Klingerman Sport has announced that they will be partnering with Chevrolet in advance of the 2021 Coca-Cola iRacing season.

Coke Series Schedule [Tony]

iRacing has posted the full 2021 eNascar Coca-cola iRacing Series

https://www.iracing.com/2021-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-schedule-unveiled/?fbclid=IwAR33FEuQgJxok_5-LO0fZQRmR720ntLSGBZ1rlnl6ZM2f0-lqUFPU6Zk8o0

Femi’s Gift [Mike]

New Joe Gibbs Racing driver Femi Olat received a very nice package to welcome him to the team.

New JR Motorsports Sponsors [Hall]

JR Motorsports has announced a new product partnership with WR1 Sim Chassis and Axe Body Spray



Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Round 3 [Brian]

Josh Rogers takes the win in Saturdays iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup race at Imola. With the win he also takes the series points lead going into round 4.



VRS GT3 Sprint Series Guide [Tony]

Show favorite iRacing Streamer Annie Rabbets from Snail Racing posted a VRS GT3 Sprint Series Guide as a newcomer to the series.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=965635190874298



The Daytona 500 [Mike]

Gentleman, Start your engines! Tyler Hudson has posted in the iRacing forums the complete schedule for the 2021 iRacing Daytona 500! Let’s go Racing Boys!

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791556.page



Another Rain Poll [Hall]

Rodney Denholm posted in the forums a poll as to whether iRacing should add more weather, asking who would like to see rain in iRacing. Along with the poll came some whimsical replies.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791492.page



No More GTE [Greg]

According to the Racer.com website, IMSA will replacing the GTLM class with the GTD Pro class for the 2022 season. How will iRacing respond to one of their more popular classes .

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791505.page#12377375



No More LeMans? [Hall]

Motorsport games and Automobile Club de I’Ouest have singed a 10 year partnership deal giving them the exclusive license to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791410.page



TK Buys In [Brian]

Former IRL Driver Tony Kanaan posted a picture of his new GSI wheel, which is a GXL Pro blackout edition with a special TK logo on it as well.



Wiki [Tony]

iRacing has made its way to the world of Wiki Fandom with it’s own fan-made database for the iracing.com simulator. 

https://iracing.fandom.com/wiki/Iracing.com_Wiki

Upcoming Tracks [Mike]

Within the Fandom Page includes 13 Tracks that should be added to the sim sometime in the foreseeable future

Upcoming tracks https://iracing.fandom.com/wiki/Tracks



Special Events [Hall]

Greg West posted in the forums the updated special events calendar for special events thru the end of the year

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792127.page



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


CSL Universal Hub [Tony]

Fanatec unveiled their new CSL Universal hub for $182 USD

https://fanatec.com/eu-en/csl-universal-hub



Rig Review [Greg]

Kyle Robinson, a trucker from Texas, has set up a sim rig in what looks like the passenger seat of his truck and asks if there’s any other truckers out there who have similar setups

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790457.page#12368036



Rig Metal Sim Cockpit – sent by listener [Brian]

Listener, and fellow OBRL driver, Eric Whiting submitted a reference to the Rigmetal Sim Cockpit, an 80/20 rig priced at $359

Not sure this company has been covered before. Looks like improvements are being made as they go. Entry level pricing. 
Eric Whiting 
Rig Metal Sim Cockpit
https://rigmetal.com/products/racing-rig


Company Review [Mike]

The Force Dynamics 401CR is a full motion racing simulator with 6DOF and 360 degree capability for realistic G-Forces.

https://www.force-dynamics.com/



Company Review [Hall]

PT Actuator sells platform based motion rigs in 80/20 extruded aluminum. Its Sidewinder system has 6 DOF and dells for 11,833 euros.

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https://pt-actuk.com/



Results



Official Series

  • Chris Macquire – Hosted
    • Michigan indy cars no damage – started p28, finished p6
    • COT Daytona – started p29 ended p4
    • Supercars Michigan -p4
    • Then pro mazdas michigan – wrecked out
    • Then cot at coke – p1




League / Hosted Races

  • Winter League-  -. 
  • Mike – p14 – ran dead last forever was on two stopper when most on one. Some later cautions played to my favor. 
  • Hall – P19  Self Spinner in front of me, had mid pack speed before
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Brian- Michigan P6 Started on Pole. Terrible start, fell too far behind to get back to the front 



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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This is the last week before the start of the eNascar Season, and we’re all fired up! We cover all of the last minute Coke Series news that unloaded this week and talk of our plans for the upcoming NIS Season. We’ll catch you up on some hardware and could an exclusive deal mean the end of a certain day long race in France? We’ll sit and discuss in this week’s 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: 

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

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Episode 0264

1-28-2021 – The 29 Hours of Daytona – Episode 0264

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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On todays show we take a deep dive into the good, bad and the ugly of the 24 Hours of Daytona. A champion is crowned in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and we prepare for the start of the Nascar/ NIS Season.



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Topics



World of Outlaws Round 10 Charlotte [Brian/Mike]

Monday Night was the 10th and final week of the NOS Energy Drink iRacing World of Outlaws Series at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Alex Bergeron entered the race with a 30 point lead over Hayden Cardwell after his disappointing finish last week at Williams Grove and in a great position to win his third consecutive series Championship.

Aussie Tim Ryan posted fast time in qualifying and took the win in the first heat, grabbing the pole for the feature.

Heat 2 went tp Greggory Lemay (LE – MAY) after his best qualifying run and best finish in the heats.

Bergeron started outside row one in Heat 3 beside pole sitter Kendell Tucker. However Tucker remained fast and consistent for the win, with Bergeron grabbing second.

Hayden Cardwell started on the pole for Heat 4 and gets a much needed win to keep the pressure on Bergeron for the series championship.

So, setting up the feature we have Tim Ryan on the pole, Cardwell starting P3 and Bergeron starting P7 needing a top ten to lock up the championship, if Cardwell wins the race.

When the green dropped, Tim Ryan had the speed to separate himself from the field even after regrouping twice with cautions to win his second race of the year without much of a challenge.

Cardwell quickly took 2nd at the start of the race, but never really challenged Ryan for the win finishing P2.

Bergeron had some tense moments early in the race with heavy traffic that he eventually cleared, settling comfortably in 4th and capturing his third straight title and taking home the $10k champions prize.



Coke News [Hall]

William Byron eSports posted a video announcing returning Coke Series Champion Nick Ottinger and Logan Clampitt to their roster.

JR Motorsports [Greg]

JR Motorsports resigns Coke Series regulars Michael Conti and JR Motorsports employee, veteran Brad Davies.

Spacestation Gaming [Mike]

The Newly formed Spacestation Gaming has signed Malik Ray and Series newcomer Vicente Salas to their Coke Series roster.



eShortCourse World Cup [Brian]

The winner of the Jim Beaver eShort Course World cup brought to you by Fistful Bourbon was Holden Heitritter. And remember to catch the broadcasted replay on CBS Sports net on February 14th at 1:00 pm eastern time.



Follow Up to Last Week [Hall]

Last wee we reviewed a video called Brick x Brick chronicling the former driver and paraplegic Robert Wickens as he shows his rig that has let him get back into racing. Staffer David Tucker posted the video on the forums and announced that he is adding support for dual throttle and brake inputs in iRacing, letting him to be able to combine paddles if needed and use a handbrake and paddle together as well.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790384.page#12367665



Spotter Tips [Mike]

Robert Perry asked in the forums how to spot and how to get the correct perch to be effective. Our own Mike Ellis responded with his recommendations.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790315.page#12368308



Off Track to Win? [Greg]

Jon Brown posted a video in the forums of a last turn pass at Spa where a driver goes off track to get the win and asks if this should’ve been a valid win.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790371.page#12367535



Prepare your 2021 Season 2 Schedules [Brain]

Tyler Hudson will be taking community-based Season 2 Schedules and length of races requests until Friday, February 12th.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790439.page#12367929

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790438.page#12367927

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790416.page#12367894

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790418.page#12367896

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790418.page#12367896



Member Highlights [Greg]

iRacing releases their December 2020 Top Member Highlights



Before the 24 Hours…[Mike]

Daytona… We have a problem.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790522.page

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3790522.page#12369254

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790550.page#12370030

Community Response [Hall]

Champweb wrote a note to iRacing and all of their top brass expressing their displeasure with the problems and communications, going on to suggest that their next season release be focused on infrastructure and personnel updates instead of new vehicle and track releases.



THE 24 Hours of Daytona [Brian]

Ty Majeski posted his anticipation of the 24 hour race and also a video explaining that his vaunted sim rig (Laptop with a G27 clamped to his desk) may no longer be up to the task. He will be using his roommate’s, Derek Kraus’ VRX rig as a backup.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/125/3630181.page#12371733



24 Hours Post Race [Greg]

Coke driver Casey Kirwan’s 24 ended when a teammate was broadsided by a GTE car that blinked out and reappeared in front of them in the horseshoe curve.

Beast Racing [Mike]

Team owner Dew Adamson celebrated his team win with Beast Racing drivers Brock Hopkins, Ellis Davis, Payne Faust, and Jack Wells

ABK Allinsports [Hall]

The ABK Allinsports Team featuring Rubens Barrichello, Olli Pahkala, Isaac Gillissen and Fernando Alonso to second place in their respective splits.

Coanda Simsports [Brian]

The top split championship went to the team at Coanda Simsport with road aces Joshua Rogers, Mack Bakkum and Mitchel deJong.

@Chevette924 [Mike]

$5,576 was raised for the Miracle Network Hospitals by running the 24 Hours of Daytona SOLO.

Team Nasboiiisss [Greg]

Team Nasboiiisss 2.0 featuring Garrett Smithley, Anthony Alfredo, Landon Cassill, Danny Hanson and James Davison finished first in their split.

https://www.facebook.com/100044373401980/posts/254856872670091/?d=n

https://m.twitch.tv/clip/SingleSilkyConsoleGingerPower

https://m.twitch.tv/clip/StrangeTenaciousDumplingsDoggo

Elite West Tifosi [Hall/Greg]

Elite West Tifosi has an amazing race finishing P2

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790736.page

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790734.page

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790735.page#12371752



Race Start Video [Brian]

iRacing posted an inspirational video of the start of the top split of the 24 Hours of Daytona

24+ Hours of Suspension [Mike]

Nicholas Vroman posted a video that seems like an open and shut case for some time off the sim

24 Hours in 60 Seconds [Greg]

GreatJobKolach posted a time lapse video of the entire 24 Hours race in a 60 second clip on his Youtube Channel

Side by Side finish after 24 Hours [Brian]

iRacing posted a video of what was probably the closest finish of the entire event where Tim Greven chases down the leader for a side by side finish

Final Debriefing [Hall/Mike]

Greg West posted on the forums after all the dust had settled with a full recounting and action plan for the future

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791012.page#12374240



Wild Horse Pass gone? [Brian]

Looks like the iRacing curse has struck again, this time in Mike’s backyard. The map of a new development looks to cover the entire Motorsports Park area including ther Wild Horse Pass featured in the Pro Truck series on iRacing 

https://www.dragzine.com/news/wild-horse-pass-in-phoenix-slated-for-commercial-redevelopment/



Race with Chase [Greg]

Nascar driver Chase Briscoe has been spotted on The Service setting up an open hosted session at Daytona, possibly practicing for the Daytona 500



Landon Cassill Race [Hall]

Drivers Landon Cassill and Parker Klingerman will be setting up the eRacer Carnomaly 500, an event held at Daytona in the COT cars.



Boogity Boogity Boogity [Mike]

Larry McReynolds posted a video in anticipation ofh is call of Monday Night Racing’s finale event with fellow legend Daryl Waltrip on Podium eSports.

And the Winner is…[Brian]

After 3 attempts, Fast Pasta, Anthony Alfredo took the checker on this historic night in iRacing



It’s Official [Hall]

On the official Nascar Twitter page, they announce the return of the eNascar iRacing Pro Invitational.



12 Hours of Bathurst [Greg]

Greg West announced on the forums the next of their special events, the 12 Hours of Bathurst taking place between February 26th thru 28th.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791123.page#12375553



Ferrari GT Challenge [Mike]

iRacing shared a video of Fernando Alonso chasing down Tony Kanaan on the final lap of the Ferrari GT3 Challenge race at the Daytona road course



The Good Package inbound? [Brian]

Nascar reporter Bob Pockrass posted that Nascar will use the low downforce, high horsepower package for the Busch Clash and the Daytona Road course. Last year they ran the high downforce package for the Daytona Road Race.

Season 1 Patch 4 Release Notes (6 days later we get it) [Hall]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791190.page



Free Setups [Greg]

Freddie Allwood has thrown up some free setups on the forums linking to Discord for anyone to try out.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791175.page#12376147



Jump.exe Not Responding [Brian]

Chad Irvin linked to a Youtube video showing a non working jump a the rallycross track at Sonoma.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791166.page#12376031



What Cars/Tracks have AI [Hall]

iRacing has posted a comprehensive list of all of the cars and tracks currently available for AI racing and promise to be adding more and more all of the time.

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000159313-what-cars-and-tracks-are-available-on-ai-currently



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Stretchin Wood [Brian]

Dave Cam reviews the Rock Solid Rig RSG1 wooden sim rig that we introduced on a previous weeks show, and he loves it!



GSI Wheel [Hall]

GSI, Gomez Sim Industries formula rim is being used by several real world drivers.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKIfNuOh5Ru/?igshid=1fn03g65rjpjy



4k Triples [Greg]

Linus Tech Tips showed on his Youtube channel that with the 24 GB of VRAM of the Geforce 3090 you can run triple monitors in 4K



SimTrecs Pedals [Mike]

https://www.simtrecs.com/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3789993.page#12365328



Rig Review [Brian]

Anthony Alfredo shows off a full motion haptic racing simulator the D-Box Generation 3 4250i



Vario Vesa [Greg]

Vario Vesa by Simlabs is thier innovative triple monitor mounts for 80/20 rigs

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKGV-fkhRma/?igshid=xjufpegintle



Listener Submission [Mike]

Listener Ryan Giles submitted to the show the AMR-C01 Curv Racing Simulator from Astin Martin



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall – P1 @ Nurbergring GP
  • Ellis  – p Ferrari GT Challenge- 
    • MX 5 Cup – Oran Park – started p7 of 18 – finished p6 – got involved in a big one lap 1 turn 1 but came out ahead of most




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – p5 – michigan  – Lots of fun
    • Then vegas – p3 – Slipped and fell back to 22nd, made my way back to third saving fuel, ran out at line.
  • Winter League-  -. 
  • Mike – wrecked out – had a slight miss on first stop under green put me way back – finally caught a caution but then got in a wreck
  • Hall – P5   Stuck on the bottom at the end.  Still a great points day.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
  • Brian- Charlotte oval P 20 Got destroyed when there was a big wreck in front of me
  • OBRL National Series (Xfin) 
    • Atlanta
    • Rochette P13 had issues trying to save tires.. Screwed myself by stalling car twice on pitroad on final GF stop. But did make it into the top 8 for the second round of playoffs 
  • OBRL CUP Series 
    • Atlanta
    • Rochette P13 forgot to recalibrate the brakes from the 24 and ended up speeding in pit entry but enough guys had issues having Chris and I surviving 

Scales P14 had a penalty late in race put down a couple of laps but made it to the final 8

  • Mtec –
    • Hall & Greg – P14 had a penalty late in race put down a couple of laps but made it to the final 8


Final Thoughts




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The 24 Hours of Daytona kicks off the beginning of Speedweek in iRacing and we dive deep into the good, bad and the ugly of the event including a fantastic result from some of your show hosts. Coke news continues to trickle in as well of lots of other topics and hardware, so pace yourself as you listen to this weeks edition of the iRacers Lounge Podcast.

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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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Episode 0263

1-21-2021 – Breaking Chase – Episode 0263

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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On today’s show we recap round 9 of the World of Outlaws Series with our guest, Lead announcer Chase Raudman. More Coke Series news is developing and we get ready for this weekends 24 Hours of Daytona.



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Show Introduction

On today’s show we recap round 9 of the World of Outlaws Series with our guest, Lead announcer Chase Raudman. More Coke Series news is developing and we get ready for this weekends 24 Hours of Daytona.

Special Guest

Chase Raudman

https://twitter.com/chase_raudman2?lang=en

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=73242

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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



World of Outlaws Round 9 Williams Grove [Brian]

Monday night was week 9 of the iRacing Nos Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Championship from Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA. With last weeks win Hayden Cardwell pulled within 2 points of the leader, and 2 time defending champion, Alex Bergeron.

The first surprise comes early when Lewis Hewett takes fast time in qualifying ahead of Bergeron who always has great speed at the Grove, and Cardwell qualifies P5

So Hewett starts on the pole with Cardwell on the outside in the first heat. Hewitt takes an early lead but with Cardwell closing late, tries a desperate slide job on the final turn that is ultimately unsuccessful finishing P2.

Heat 2 found Bergeron on the pole with former series champion Tim Ryan on his outside. Bergeron takes the early lead, but Ryan finds enough speed to get to his inside on the front strait where they make contact. Bergeron get the worst of the contact, hitting the wall, but managing to take second and missing the chance to add a heat race point to his slim series lead over Cardwell.

Cameron Merryman takes the win in heat 3 ahead of James Edens and the final heat is won by Tyler Schell.

After 2 desperately run B main races we come to the feature event of the night with Hewitt on the pole and Tim Ryan on the outside with championship contenders Hayden Cardwell and Alex Bergeron starting side by side on row 3.

The drama started right away when ont he first lap Cardwell spins after getting into the back of Bergeron in the middle of turn 4. He will be restarting in the back of the field, P20 with a monumental challenge to just stay in the championship hunt.

When the green comes back out Lewis Hewett takes the lead until Tyler Schell grabs it from him on lap 6 with Alex Bergeron on his heals. The 2 remain nose to tail for the remainder of the race and Tyler Schell grabs his first win in the sim’s top series. Bergeron holds second and Cameron Merryman grabs third. Cardwell can only make his way up to 12th finding himself 30 points behind Bergeron going into the finale at The Dirt Track at Charlotte

https://www.iracing.com/schell-wins-first-iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-car-race-bergeron-controls-title-chase-at-williams-grove/



Coke Drafts [Mike]

Joe Gibbs Racing has landed Coke Series 4x champion Raya Alfalla and series rookie, and iRacers Lounge guest Femi Olat who will take over the famed 18 car.

McLaren Shadow [Greg]

The newly formed McLaren Coke Series team has announced their inaugural drivers for the upcoming season, rookie Allen Boes and Blake Reynolds



Spin into Pit Box – Monza Style [Hall]

Alex Horn posted a video of what may be the most improbable pitstop ever where an Indy car clips the wall at the pit road exit at Monza, barrel rolling an incalculable number of times and lands, albeit in rough shape, in the pit stall ready for service.



Victory! – Again! [Tony]

Christopher Bell continues his early dominance at the Chili Bowl nationals taking the iRacing sponsored midget to victory lane in Thursday’s John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night, setting him up for the A Main Feature race on Saturday.

Get C Bell’s Paint in Trading Paints [Brian]

If you’re interested in racing Christopher Bell’s midget paint scheme, it’s already available in trading paints, created by GageStevens



Porsche SuperCup [Mike]

Congratulations to Gabriela Jílková, (Quick Gabi) for winning the Porsche All Star Race Saturday with second going to Matt Campbell and Dan Suzuki in third.

Porsche Super Cup – Barcelona [Hall]

Defending Porsche Tag Heuer Series Champion Sebastian Job redeems himself after technical difficulties in week 1 to take the win in week 2 at Barcelona. Second went to Josh Rogers and third going to Charlie Collins.



Pit Speed Limit Discussion [Mike]

So i use simracingapps count down to pit road, and it has a visual, MPH, in tenths. So if pit road speed is 55, I can use that meter and increase my speed from 55.0 to 55.9 without it beeping at me – Being able to see it to the tenths helps you find that spot on the throttle when your closer to 56 instead of 55..

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3789642.page#12362056

Poll – Should Pit Lane Speed Limits be Tightened?[Tony]

Also in the forums there was a poll as to whether to keep the speed limits as they are, make the tolerances tighter, or enable a zero tolerance pit speed patrolling.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3789895.page#12364363



Porsche ESports Sprint Challenge Canada [Greg]

Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. is seeking the fastest 40 Canadian Sim Racers to race in an epic 8 event series. The Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Canada will take place on iRacing.com with two classes – the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR and, new for this year, the 911 GT3 Cup.  To enter, set your best times at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and Laguna Seca from January 29 to February 11, 2021 using the 911 GT3 Cup. The quickest lap time from each track will be added together for one total and the fastest 40 drivers from Canada will qualify to participate in the race series. 



NYT Article [Brian]

The New York Times article by Roy Furchgott cornicles the rise of iRacing as an eSport, its ability bring a younger audience to Nascar and how it sustained real-world racing thru the pandemic

Jeff Gordon, the NASCAR Hall of Famer, was the driver for the virtual No. 24 car in May in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series North Wilkesboro 160.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/18/business/sim-racing-enascar.html?smid=tw-share



Stolen Models? [Mike]

A tweet by iiPolaris sent to the attention to Greg West and iRacing says that a site called “sim dream development’ has stolen a car model from iRacing and selling it on their site.

Greg West responded that they are aware of the situation and are pursuing it with all available resources noting that IP protection is very important and they are taking it very seriously.



eShortCourse World Cup [Hall]

Jim Beaver eSports has announced that The Short Course World Cup presented by Fist Full Bourbon returns today, Jan 21st and will make it’s televised debut on February 14th.



Fixed Setup Oval Racing Guide [Tony]

David Schildhouse posted a Youtube video on his channel an iRacing guide for fixed setup oval racing.



Romain Gets It [Greg]

Romain Grosjean, fresh off a remarkable escape from a fiery F1 crash at Bahrain Tweeted about his iRacing experience, saying, “You think it’s just a video game, and then, you find yourself super focus and trying to find every little details to go fast.”



New Forums – Buy Sell Trade [Brian]

Tyler Hudson has introduced on the forums a new Buy, Sell, Trade section where all third party sales can be posted in a centralized location so that other iRacing forums can stay focused on the cars, tracks, regions or series they are designed to highlight.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/forums/show/20911.page



Inside Sim Racing YouTube Channel is Back! [Mike]

The Inside Sim Racing Youtube Channel is back with reviewing in its newest episode reviewing the Sim Magic M10 wheel base.



24 Hours of Daytona – Ready? [Tony]

The 2021 24 Hours of Daytona is just 1 day away, are you ready for the magic hours!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKUTq_dgCzf/?igshid=oxdkjrkbva7z



Brick by Brick [Hall]

A new series called Brick by Brick has launched with it’s first video chronicling former IRL driver and paraplegic Robert Wickens as he returns to racing in the sim world. This episode explores the sim rig that has been created to serve his specific needs.



Galaxy iRacing League [Mike]

Galaxy Cup Series

The Galaxy iRacing League (GiL) was started a couple of years ago to race the NASCAR “A” class cars. The race lengths, scoring system, playoff procedure and rules follow hand-in-hand with the real-life NASCAR Cup Series. The goal of this league is to create a community of race enthusiasts that are respectful of one another on and off the track, and enjoy racing in series that closely simulate their real-life counterparts. The Admin team is diverse, ranging in age and areas of the country that we reside. One of the admins is a retired NASCAR official and a crew chief, and another one of the admin’s is a retired championship-winning NASCAR crew chief.
2020 was the first full-time season for Galaxy Cup. We are excited about the 2021 season, as we have added more drivers and some prizes. We are working towards title sponsorship of the series and race purses.

The GiL is centered around the Galaxy Cup Series. Most of the races run Saturday nights. There are 5 races that run on Friday nights, because those are the races that the real-life Cup series runs Saturday nights.
The GiL currently also runs a Truck Series. This series runs on Friday nights on the same race weekend as the real life Truck series. If the Galaxy Cup is racing Friday nights, then the Truck Series races on Thursday.
Let me know if there is any other information I can get to you!
Dave Fuge, Jr.

http://galaxycupseries.weebly.com/



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

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Hardware/Software


Xero-Play QR System – By Sim Labs Now [Hall]

Sim Labs announced they will be taking over the XERO-PLAY quick release system to have it sold under the Sim-Lab flag while still being available in the Hybrid Racing Simulations variant in the Australian region.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ0jidbhWu0/?igshid=1lepfj7qbo7v8



Prosimu t1000al 4m-prs Motion Platform [Brian]

Barry Rowland at The Sim Racing Garage Reviews the Prosimu T1000AL Motion Platform, a 4DOF actuator style platform system.

https://www.prosimu.com/fr/boutique.html?store-page=ProSimu-T1000-AL-Aluminum-Cokpit-Simulator-p268468882



New ASUS Zen Boards [Tony]

ASUS just announced their new lineup of Z590 boards. The ROG MAXIMUS XIII is looking amazing! Definitely screams BigRedV4

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https://mobile.twitter.com/Ed_TechSource/status/1348745132204457984?s=07



RTX 3060 [Greg]

Coming this February Nvidea announced the GeForce RTX 3060which brings the power of Ampere, their 2nd Generation RTX architecture, they should produce twice the raster performance and 10x the ray tracing performance of the GeForce GTX 1060.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ9i_jknTQd/?igshid=1l8bamwzs0nfq



Rig Review [Mike]

VRS has posted a sneak peak of their DirectForce Pro GT Sim Rig, currently being used in their Coanda Simsport complex.

https://www.facebook.com/1319734528040583/posts/5389433667737295/?d=n



Freem Gloves [Brian]

Freem Simracing is a european company offering an Italian made innovative simracing glove with breathable fabric, ultra grip ;with touch screen inserts on the index finger and thumb for 55 euros.

https://www.freem-simracing.com/



PitBuddy [Tony]

PitBuddy provides feedback to the driver to indicate if either side tires are checked, if you have checked to fill any fuel, and if you have your fast repair checked

https://midwestsim.com/blog/introducing-the-pitbuddy-and-its-friends/



Button Boxes Crazyvetfam [Greg]

100% disabled  vet i make these button boxes and I flag  50 + shipping  for boxes60+ shipping for flags Can do customs. And working on toggles and dials.  

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https://www.facebook.com/crazyvetfam/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • IMSA
    • Ellis – p16 out of 22- best lap a 1:44.1, had a good start gained 7 spots then got punted in turn two on lap 2, went clear to the back – 15x out of 17x

  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall – P1  Daytona  in 919

Tom D – 3 wins in the LMP2 getting ready for the 24 hours @ Daytona. The 3rd win now puts me at 100 wins in Official iRacing races in all classes. I’m super proud of this.


  • Class A Fixed
    • Ellis – p 5 texas – lead the most laps – by lap 10 i had gone 14th to 1st – long run to end, I ran the tires off and faded – Mike Ramos4 in the race even told me ellis your gonna run the tires off!
      • P18 – got caught up in 1st caution someone hit the wall no where to go – then wrecked in final restart bad someone cant hold a line.
      • P 16 – started 17th got up to 4th but started blinking they said – Quality was 100,90 – so i pulled up and let the pack go…



League / Hosted Races

  • Pacific Majors – 
    • Hall – p12 GTE.  Problem with an LMP2 who thought 2 wide was a good idea in the bus stop.  Other wise clean.  
  • Hosted –  Pro2 Truck -Phx Rally – started 14th finished p3 – fun!
  • Trucks at Tally – cautions on i gave up lap 11
  • Pro Mazda at Michigan – So much fun but got wrecked by fools – If we could get a good group…. It would be gold.
  • Winter League-  -. 
    • Mike – Legends – 
    • Mike – p16 – Chicago – Slid thru stall on first stop bad – lost 10-15 seconds on track – could never recover
    • Hall – p 11.    Clean race, that was my pace, good on long run.  Dropped to 5th in points still, its going to be a tight race as drop weeks kick in.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
  • Brian- P6 Rockingham decent speed, spun out of pit road keeping a possible podium finish out of reach


Final Thoughts




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Description

Come and get dirty this week as we talk to our guest, iRacing World of Outlaws announcer Chase Raudman and get his thoughts as the season wraps up. There’s more Coke Series announcements, Porsche Supercup results and iRacing goes big time, featured in the ‘Paper of Record’ the New York Times. So hot off the presses… it’s this weeks edition of 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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Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

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Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0262

1-14-2021 – Stretching Wood – Episode 0262

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



World of Outlaws Round 8 – Kokomo [Brian, Mike]

Round 8 of the NOS World of Outlaws World Championship was at Kokomo Speedway with Alex Bergeron holding a 10 point lead over Hayden Cardwell and no one else even close.

Bergeron took the lead early in the feature with Cardwell up to 4th after the first lap.

By lap 10 Cardwell had made his way up to 2nd and was following Bergeron outside of striking range as they worked their way thru traffic, Then, with just 6 laps to go, Zane Smith spins in front of the leader Bergeron and he can’t avoid the collision, getting significant front end damage.

But in a stroke of good luck, the caution actually came out just before the contact, so Alex was able to resume the race in front Cardwell was able to avoid the mess and was able to take advantage of Bergeron’s ill handling car, take the lead and the win. with James Edens taking second and Tyler Schell i third.

Bergeron fell to the fourth spot which was good enough to maintain a razor thin 2 point lead over Cardwell heading into the 9th round on Monday at Williams Grove Speedway.



Coke News – Dillon eSports [Hall]

Justin Melillo reports that Team Dillon eSports has added Corey Vincent (formerly of Renegades) along with Taylor Hurst who advanced from the Pro Series to their 2021 lineup.

https://www.facebook.com/1590062501243956/posts/2704851386431723/?d=n

Deadzone Racing [Tony]

Deadzone Racing has landed perennial Coke Series Championship contender Ryan Luza as well as Dylan Duval making a formative team for the 2021 season.

Klingerman eSports [Greg]

Klingerman Sports has added Bob Bryant and Rookie standout Isaac Gann to Parker’s first season as a solo team owner

Stewart Hass eSports [Mike]

Stewart Haas has signed drivers Graham Bowling and Dylan Duval to fill out their 2021 Coke Series roster

Richmond Raceway eSports [Tony]

In a video dropped by Richmond Raceway eSports, they reveal that Zach Novak and Jimmie Mullins will both be returning for the 2021 season

Zack Novak – Jimmy Mullis


2020 GIFs of the Year [Greg]

Part 5 of Nascar’s 2020 GIFs of the year includes the top GIFs of iRacing including a frustrated Clint Bower, a clueless Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin’s monitor turned off by his daughter.



Bristol Dirt Confirmed [Brian]

Bristol Motor Speedway posted a video of what arrived at their facilities today, a load of dirt being delivered for the Nascar dirt event. Aaron Bearden asked if there was a chance of getting Bristol Dirt on iRacing. Steve Myers responded to the thread by saying; “Already being worked on.”



RIP Junior [Hall]

Alan Pajari from the Winter Series League regretfully announced the passing of fellow racer and One Up Motorsports team member Jason K Miller, known to his fellow racers as ‘Junior’ and was described by Alan as a tremendous person who was funny, thoughtful and serious when the situation asked for it. Christian Challener also added that, “Jason Miller was one of the unspoken greats of the iRacing oval community. He had time for everyone and raced with respect. An absolute masterclass in how to conduct yourself.”

https://www.facebook.com/456875677702430/posts/3646934165363216/?d=n



Porsche Race [Mike]

Apex Race Team announced that the new Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing eSports team will have Kevin Ellis Jr and Zac Campbell as it’s drivers for the 2021 Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Season.

Results [Brian]

Not long after the announcement, Kevin Ellis Jr goes on to win the opening stage of the Porsche Supercup race at Interlagos with Max Benecke in second and Mitchell deJong in third.

https://www.iracing.com/ellis-scores-first-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-feature-win-at-interlagos/

First Lap Video [Greg]

Kevin Ellis posted a video of his treacherous first lap of the race including several close calls.



24 Hrs of Daytona – Incoming [Tony]

Casey Kirwan shared a video of how,,,Not so well practice for the 24 hours of Daytona is going.

24 Hours of Daytona Details [Mike]

Greg West posted on the forums the final details and time slots for the fast approaching iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783207.page#12325221

BOP Announced [Brian]

Greg also posted the updated Balance of Power for the event. These adjustments will be race specific and not be part of any patch.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3789396.page#12359414

LMP2 Changes detailed [Hall]

Christian Challiner spelled out the new changes to the LMP2 to inform those running in the 24 Hours of Daytona. these include a 40HP reduction, increased tire warmer temperatures, revised camber limits and the introduction of  ‘Pushrod Length’ and ‘Third Pin Length’ adjustments.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788859.page



Stretch before you Drive? [Tony]

Cameron Gridley shared in the iRacing forums that he routinely stretches before his race sessions to help with some old injuries and muscle tightness that flare up when driving for long periods of time. And wonders how many others do that or something similar.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788351.page#12354411



Pro Invitational Incoming? [Greg]

Denny Hamlin posted a Tweet that may hint towards a return of the Pro Invitational.



Community iRacing Discord [Mike]

Eric Barile of Lazy Dayz Racing is setting up an open, community Discord channel for racers from every corner of the world to chill, talk racing and have a place to race anything they want.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788486.page#12355629



Get Texts From iRacing [Brian]

Tyler Hudson announced on the forums that you can now sign up to get iRacing texts to your mobile device. if you go to iRacing.com it will prompt you to sign up. You will then receive text notifications regarding Championship live events and/or special offers.

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788604.page#12356706



2021 BMW Sim GT Cups [Hall]

Greg West announced on the forums the creation of the BMW SIM GT Cup, the successor to the BMW SIM 120 Cup. Divided into two seasons, a total of ten races will take place in 2021. A total prize purse of 4,200 US dollars is up for grabs for the top three teams in the first four races of each season. The races are 120 minutes long and include a mandatory driver changeover. The dates have already been confirmed for Season 1 in the BMW M8 GTE, with the opening round taking place at the virtual ‘Daytona International Speedway’ on 17th January

These events are team races with a minimum of 2 drivers required. The fair share driving rules will be used.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788557.page#12356352

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788559.page#12356355



Bell Wins! [Tony]

In the week long events leading up to the Chili Bowl Nationals, Christopher Bell driving the iRacing sponsored midget wins the Race of Champions in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



Sim Racing is Awesome! [Mike]

A comic style meme may have done the best job personifying what iRacing means to those of us who are iRacing fanatics.



iRacing Curse Strike Catalunya [Brian]

So it looks like the cure of iRacing has been felt in the recently introduced Barcelona Circuit. In 2021 turn 10 has been modified from the version iRacing just released. No sign from iRacing of any updates to the 2020 version

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788565.page#12356380



Season 1 Patch 3 – Release Notes [Hall]

iRacing has dropped the new Season 1 Patch 3 notes.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788999.page#12358620



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

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Hardware/Software


RSR-21 Chassis [Tony]

Rock Solid Rigs just Launched the RSR-21 Chassis. A solid wood, fully adjustable racing rig developed by a Formula One Car Designer for optimal stiffness.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CJDk2CHhHXg/?igshid=wtk2tghbab5l



SimMagic Pedal Inbound? [Greg]

SimMagic posted on their Instagram account a tease of a new pedal that may be inbound

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CJp5jQwhptG/?igshid=1hcnievya3fow

http://www.simagic.com/#/PageMainEn/PageProductEn



Same Wheel for Real Car or Sim Car [Mike]

The BMW Blog shows off the new Fanatec BMW M4 GT3 Steering wheel in an article that also addresses their commitment to sim racing saying, ” the (GT3) racing series will co-exist with the digital racing series and it won’t be unusual to see “hybrid” drivers racing in both.

bmw m4 gt3 sim live steering

https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/01/06/bmw-m4-gt3-sim-racing-will-cost-below-5000-euros/?fbclid=IwAR2S_b-5MoxI8c5bw_ygYHQ6NLK-qwFMxt_N_e_gEXCgSefwee9p3d8hkyk

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3788045.page#12351116



Twitch Extension [Brian]

Vicente Maestre developed a Twitch Panel Extension that will let you display your iRacing Licenses and stats on your Twitch Channel.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3755997.page



Company Review – Hamrock (Finland) [Hall]

The RSH eSports company from Finland has announced that they are ready to ship their Sim Rigs to the EU area and are constantly adding items to the English side of their company.



Spotlights 2 Rollout [Tony]

Midwest Simulations is rolling out their Spotlight 2 spotter/lighting system. The new Spotlights feature 20% larger lenses as well as a third light on each side, one of the most requested features for 3 wide racing so it is easier to differentiate between when one and two lights are on.  

https://mobile.twitter.com/MidwestSims/status/1347295072765833218?s=19

https://midwestsim.com/blog/spotlights-2-rollout/



Nvidea Warns – High Severity GPU Driver Flaws [Mike]

On Thursday Nvidea fixed a slew of high-severity flaws affecting its graphics driver. The vulnerabilities allow bad actors to cripple systems with denial of service attacks, escalate privileges, tamper with data or sniff out sensitive data.

nvidia

https://threatpost.com/nvidia-windows-gamers-graphics-driver-flaws/162857/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • Ellis  – p Ferrari GT Challenge- 
    • Watkins Glen – p9,. Started 16th – some early carnage i missed it – clean after that
    • Bobby – got pole finished 3rd
    • P13 – after starting p16 – just no pace
  • Class A Fixed
    • Ellis – p5 – texas – started p19 – via attrition and barely missing some early wrecks worked my way up – 10 to go or so got wrecked only 30 seconds damage still had my revs – drove it from 12th to 5th – I sucked on the restarts bad lost on a couple of them
  • P22 – tried again – 1 caution lap 3 then green from there was high as 7th but i was expecting cautions and ran my tires hard to move up – faded to p22 hit the wall like 3 times pushing
  • Brian – Ran several races over the weekend in the Skippy’s at Watkins Glen trying to advance my license in order to race in the 24 Hours of Daytona.  Best finish was a P4, but I advanced to a C license, gained about 150 iRating,,,all starting from the pits.  




League / Hosted Races

  • Mike – Legends – Wilkesboro – p6 – ran 4th to 5th most of the race – did two stopper and most others did 1 – that bit me
  • Mike – p18 – entered pit on wrong side 40 second penalty

David – Bristol, p8,  4th in points now 7th with drop week

  • OBRL ARCA Series
  • Brian- P7 Indy.  Wasn’t quite able to save tires well enough to stay up front, but still had some great racing.


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 IDEAS

  1. Stretching Wood
  2. .
  3. .

Description

In this week’s show we continue to report which teams this year’s Coke Series drivers land. We report that dirt is arriving at Bristol Motor Speedway, but will it be arriving at iRacing? The Daytona 24 Hours is a hot topic this week, and can you buy a dynamic, fully adjustable sim rig,,,out of wood? We’ll answer that question and so much more on this edition of 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: 

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0261

1/7/2021 – Olat is All That – Episode 0261

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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Introduction

Today on the show we welcome rookie Coke series Driver Femi Olat, review the World of Outlaws Race at Cedar Lake Speedway and discuss all of this weeks hot topics including Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds in iRacing.

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Special Guest

Femi Olat

Twitter TA_Femi

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=150376

https://twitter.com/DeadzoneRacing

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
    1. Why do you race on iRacing over other sims? 
  2. Which series do you normally run?
  3. Have you tried the new tire model?  If so, what are your thoughts?                 
  4. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
    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. Pro Series – finishes – 4, 2, 21, 21, 29, 14
  2. Tell us about your RTP journey….
  3. What are you doing to get ready for the Coke Series?                


Topics



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World of Outlaws Week 7 – Cedar Lake [Brian,Mike]

Monday night marked Round 7 of the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series which brought us to the new Cedar Lake Speedway coming into this week Hayden Cardwell held a slim 4 point lead over Alex Bergeron and Kendel Tucker a distant 3rd.

Bergeron has fast time in qualifying while Cardwell turns in an 8th place finish. and runs away with the first heat earning him pole position for the Feature race

James Edens gaps the field to take heat 2, and Tyler Shell wins heat 3 in a photo finish over Adam Elby.

In heat 4 Zane Scott starts from the pole, but Cardwell quickly clears him on the outside to take over the lead on lap 1, but on lap 2 Cardwell jumps the cushion on turn 2 and wrecks sending him to the back of the field and JD Brown taking the checker.

So, with the points in the heat race Cardwell’s lead had already evaporated before the feature even starts, but still having to advance from the B main to avoid a complete disaster and putting Bergeron firmly in control of the championship.

Cardwell started P4 in the LCQ, took some damage racing for second, but still managed finding the speed to take the win and getting the 18th grid spot in the feature.

In the feature event Alex Bergeron grabbed the lead fighting off challenges from Tyler Schell who was running him down from the extreme high line when on lap 27 he missed his line, hits the wall in turn 3 and flies over the fence, but no cations came out and no fans were injured..

James Edens also put some pressure on Bergeron, but ultimately ran out of laps finishing P2 with Alex Bergeron taking his 4th win of the season. Hayden Cardwell works his way all the way up to P4 averting a points disaster, and landing 10 points behind new points leader Bergeron heading into week 8 at the bullring ok Kokomo Speedway next Monday night.

2020 Year in Review [Hall]

iRacing looked back at 2020 by posting an inspiring Year in Review video in what may have been undoubtedly one of the most important years in the history of iRacing.



Can we get SRX Series Cars [Tony]

Tyler Stooksbury posted in the forums that he’s curious if iRacing might be getting the new SRX series cars. Tyler was especially excited about the the limited adjustments that’s available to the drivers and teams in the series. The SRX is scheduled to make their debut this summer with a 6 race season.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3786464.page#12343373



Got to try out BMW Sim [Brian]

Youtube broadcaster Jimmy Broadbent was allowed to take a spin in the BMW Motorsports Center’s top of the line manufacturer simulator. The Youtube video goes thru his entire tour and experience of his visit.



Dale Jr & Steve Myers Found [Greg]

In iRacing’s version of Where’s Waldo, Dale Jr and Steve Myers have been found at the new iRacing Super Speedway hanging out in the construction crane!



Epitome of 2020 [Mike]

If you were to summarize the year 2020 in a race, this one might be a good candidate.



SimSpeed to cover NiS 2021 [Hall]

SimSpeed along with VRS will provide coverage of every round of the 2021 Friday night Open NIS racing series. The full, complete broadcast details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3787444.page#12347018



Follow Up – Won’t Be Cup Drivers [Tony]

Nascar announcer Mike Joy responded to a Tweet from James Yoder who asked if there will be a return of the eNascar Pro Invitational this upcoming year. He responded that he hopes not, because it would have meant a suspension of the Nascar regular season. This implies that the story from last week that Fox Sports may broadcast iRacing events will most likely not be actual Nascar drivers.



IR-01 Series DOA? [Brian]

Ajibola Lawal posted in the forums that he’s had a blast with the new iR-01 car at Suzuka and Silverstone, but has noticed a sharp drop in participation since it’s introduction. Greg West agreed with someone who responded that the holiday season along with a fairly unpopular track, and to give it some time.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3787593.page#12347759



Kyle Busch / Will Rogers Battle [Mike]

On Monday night, in the K1 Speed 200K at Watkins Glen, Will Rogers held off Kyle Busch in the pro trucks in a wild finish for the win.

Larry Mac And DW calling MNR [Brian]

Monday Night Racing posted on their Facebook that Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip will be broadcasting their final race on January 25th at 9am on Podium eSports.

https://www.facebook.com/mondaynightracing/posts/210265534172230



Game to Glory [Hall]

Red Bull TV has started a series on Youtube called Game to Glory. It’s a series about Red Bull Sim Racing Driver and Porsche Tag Heuer Series Champion Sebastian Job. The first episode revolves around his history in karting, moving on to eSports and becoming a professional sim racer. It looks like in the upcoming episodes he will be getting an opportunity to try the Red Bull Factory F1 simulator that the real drivers use.



Time for Chili Bowl [Tony]

Nascar Driver and 3 time Chilli Bowl Winner Christopher Bell shows off his iRacing sponsored Midget for the as he gets ready for next weeks event.



Sponsor for Coanda Simsport [Brian]

Coanda Simsport has announced a new partnership with LEGO Technic for the upcoming Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup season and shows off their new paint scheme.



Listener Email [Mike]

‘John Boy’ Faller emailed the show to help get the word out the he is hosting the Daytona Dirty Monkey 250 to raise money to fight Autism on Feb 20th. All of the $15 entrance fee will go to the charity. They will run 100 laps in a fixed setup and there are prizes for the top 3 finishers. You can sign up at his website https://johnboy202.wixsite.com/mysite

John Boy <johnboy202@gmail.com>Wed, Jan 6, 7:12 PM (14 hours ago)
to iracerslounge
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Hi Mike I hope all is well my man. I wanted to ask you if you could help me out by getting the word out about a race that we will be hosting to raise money for autism. The race will be on 2/20/2021. Practice will start at 8:30pm est time and will be just 30mins then Qualifying 5mins or 2 laps. We are calling it Daytona Dirty Monkey 250 Autism Awareness. There will be an entry fee of $15. Which all money will go to autism. The race will be a 100 Laps fix setup. As of right now I don’t have anybody doing the broadcast so I will be doing it myself on Dirty Monkey TV on youtube. There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers. For 2nd and 3rd place they will get a snap hat with the race logo on it. I will put a pic of the hat in this email. The winner will get a Pitboard from the guys at IracingIflags. Also a nascar diecast From Race City Sports Memorabilia you can find them on facebook and a also a snap hat. Just 43 cars will make the race but if we get more than 43 cars we will take the top 30 qualifiers to the race and have a 10 lap heat race and the top 13 will make the race. To sign up all you have to do is go to our website and at the top right you will see autism race then click on the image and that will take you to the form. I know you love Daytona so i hope to see you guys in the race. Thank you and your guys for ALL the help with all my leagues and stuff. Thank you
Website: https://johnboy202.wixsite.com/mysite



Coke Teams Announced [Hall]

iRacing has announced the 20 teams that will comprise the 2021 Coca-Cola series and also that the prize pool for this year has been increased to $330,000. Four teams will not be returning from last year including G2 Esports, Renegades and VRS.

https://www.iracing.com/2021-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-team-lineup-and-330000-prize-pool-announced/

Lowe to Wood Brothers [Greg]

In late breaking news, an announcement on Twitter, John Gorlinski will be joining Garrett Lowe on the Wood Brother Racing team.



IMSA is BACK [Brian]

IMSA Drivers and Gamers to Compete Sunday in Identical LMP2s Preseason invitational

By David Phi

IMSA is



GT3 Balance [Hall]

Our own David Hall had a conversation with iRacing employee Christian Challiner regarding the balance of power in the GT3 series.



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Rig Review [Hall]

Michael Callahan mad a sim rig by repurposing an old drum rack system

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Rig Review [Tony]

Matt Densham shows off his solution to keep the pedals anchored to his chair

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Simtag Hydraulic 2 pedal set Racer Edition (Belguim) [Mike]

The Simtag Hydraulic 2 Tilton 600 forged aluminium 2 pedal floor mount assembly with an up to 120 kg maximum pressure for 1489 pounds.

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https://simtag.eu/



Frex Shifter (Japan) [Hall]

Frex has an alloy H pattern shifter with a clamp-on mount for 49,800yen ($480)

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https://www.frex.com/gp/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • Euro Sprint
  • Hall – 1st ever win at Watkins Glen,  first win for the team for the year

  • Ellis  – p Ferrari GT Challenge- 
  • Class A Fixed
    • Ellis – p21 – Hit the wall hard lap 2 – horrible race – stephen louallen ran w me got p7 – hermie sadler in the race




League / Hosted Races

  • Coke Raceway –
    • Hosted – Chris Macguire – Michigan mx5’s – fun
    • UMPs at Limaland
    • David Schieldhouse – Kias at Vegas
  • Mike – p 14 – legends at rock – lots of fun, ran the tires off a lot – had only 4% left on on set – it was the race to see who would not be last… 
  • Mike – p20 — 1 caution – from there 1 did 2 stopper everyone else 1 stopper – really my only choice pretty sure my tires would not have held out for the 1 stopper – Tyler won – Fun to race the Sadler Bros
  • David – p 8.  Good long run speed.  Top 10 in this league is always good.
    • Derek Justis in points leader, Christian Chaniler is in Third, I’m in Fifth

OBRL ARCA Series Atlanta
Brian- P2 Tire saving strategy pays off. Started in 6th, dropped back early and worked my way up thru the field

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series Mosport 

Brian P12 new road course for me and didn’t get enough practice.  IPL takes a hit!

  • OBRL National Series (Xfinity) 
    • Talladega
    • Brian P16 Pit lost a lap on pit stop fiasco


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 IDEAS

  1. Olat is All That
  2. .
  3. .

Description

This week on the iRacers Lounge Podcast we welcome brand new Coca-Cola Series driver, Femi Olat. We take a look at how the new Coke season will be shaping up, who’s this years owners, and what’s the new prize pool. We see sim drivers in factory simulators at BMW and Team Red Bull as well as some resourceful homemade builds. So, come along and enjoy the show!

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: 

www.grid-finder.com

www.schoolyardsetups.com    Promo Code – Lounge

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

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Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0260

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

12/31/2020 – Gann-tastic – Episode 0260

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!!! 

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


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Show Introduction

Welcome back the iRacers Lounge Podcast. We hope you all had a happy and safe Holiday. This week we bring to you special guest, Pro Series Champion Isaac Gann. We’ll debate should there be fixed setup in the Pro series? That, and more iRacing topics and reviews you’ve come here for.

Special Guest

Isaac Gann

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=164714

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/SeriesStandings.do?season=3016&carid=114

https://twitter.com/IGann_34

https://twitter.com/NorseForceRL

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
    1. Why do you race on iRacing over other sims? 
  2. Which series do you normally run?
  3. Have you tried the new tire model?  If so, what are your thoughts?                 
  4. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
    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. Pro Series Champion! – finishes – 28, 11, 11, 3, 1, 1
  2. Tell us about your RTP journey….
  3. What are you doing to get ready for the Coke Series?                
  4.  

Topics



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Wonderwoman Car [Hall]

Art McEwen posted a video in the forums of a replay of his Dallara LMP2 barley visible but the wheels, windsheild and steering wheel. Greg West asked for a replay and his graphic settings, and others comments that he could be having GPU driver issues.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/843233790

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783500.page#12328566



Alfredo on the Wall [Brian]

‘Fast Pasta’ Anthony Alfredo posted a video of himself testing the new wall proximity model at Homestead comparing it to his past experience there and giving some good pointers to fellow iRacers.



iRacers Lounge Paint [Greg]

Tifosi member Bobby Jonas and Sim Wraps created an excellent iRacers Lounge Podcast Cup Car that’s available in Trading Paints for any of our listeners to run.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TylerFatboy1990/status/1340486519891632129?s=07



Builders…not Racers [Mike]

iRacing posted a video of the staff members race at Long Beach spotlighting the many, comical incidents on the track, most noticeably some hilarious troubles at the hairpin turn.



Listener Craig Reams sends in GT3 BOP Video [Hall]

Podcast listener Craig Reams brought this Youtube video from Beau Albert Sim Racing which compares the balance of power between the 7 different GT3 cars in 5 individual tests of top speed, acceleration, lap times, tire wear and fuel consumption. He found that the new Lamborghini Huracan came out on top by a sizable margin over it’s next competitor including taking top lap time at Twin Ring Motegi



Another User Manual [Brian]

Greg West posted in the forums a new addition to the user manual section with the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783791.page#12330856



Listener Matt Crockett – Bandit Racing League [Mike]

From Podcast listener Matt Crockett, The Bandit Racing League will be recruiting for it’s Wednesday night Xfinity series league. The league will begin on January 27th at Daytona and all races will be broadcasted by Evan Wall Media on Youtube.

Image may contain: text that says 'BANDIT RACING LEAGUE Bandit Racing recruiting for Season 8! Come race Xfinity cars required with us every Wednesday night 27th.All all 9 on iRacing. Drivers are to have aD1.0 or higher License. League starts on January races are broadcasted by Evan Wall Mediaon YouTube. League owned by Geezer Authentics. WANTSYOU!'

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2799175037013817/?d=n



Friday Night NASCAR? [Hall]

Adam Stern Tweeted earlier last week that Nascar and iRacing are working on the possibility of airing sim races in the upcoming season. With a lot of one-day shows this coming season, there would be many open broadcast windows on Friday and Saturdays that would normally be filled with practices and qualifying, but are looking to be filled with sim races events



RTP and Pro Fixed Setups? [Brian]

After the conclusion of the Pro Series, Malik Ray kicked off a wave of controversy when he Tweeted that “you guys will never have the 40 best drivers if everything continues to be open!!!” Beau Albert uploaded a quality YouTube video to dive further into the topic.



Award Time [Mike]

The VCO Simmy Awards have been announced and iRacing and Director of Marketing Kevin Bobbit, took the award for Best Platform!

Another Award [Brian]

In another set of awards this season, the Sports Business Journal’s 2020 Year End Award for Best eSports Content was awarded to iRacing, noting their average of 1 million viewers during their Fox Sports broadcasts this spring with the Pro Invitational Series.



SuperCup up Next [Mike]

In a Tweet from Porsche Motorsports they remind all of their followers that January 9th will begin the new season of the iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Series with Sabastian Job looking to defend his championship from last season..



Dale Jr Build [Hall]

Dale Earnhardt Jr posted on Instagram a photo of his first solo PC Build and talks abut his affinity for the field of IT and PC gaming.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJTjJB4lASh/?igshid=1nz373pcc4qyj



Blue Light Glasses [Brian]

Pro Driver Pippa Mann Tweeted that she started using blue light glasses and it has helped her with depth perception and she’s had much less problems with headaches after her sim racing sessions.



January Special Events [Mike]

Ryan Vargas is introducing the Nutrishop Montery Park eStreet Stock Showdown. A $500 to win, 75 lap Street Stock event at Autoclub Speedway. It’s $8 to enter and there’s a 200 cap on entries. the event will be held at on January 27th and will be broadcasted on Podium eSports.

[Hall]

The FTF Racing League will be hosting the FTF 500 at Daytona on January 31st Live on Bottom Split with a purse of at least $1700

[Brian]

On February 7th, Podium eSports will hold their 3rd annual Daytona 500 event, The Podium500, with a $10 entrance fee. Last year had 175 entries and the first 2 years combined over a $12,000 payout



iRacers Lounge Trading Paints is now a Winner [Mike]

Fatboy 1990 (aka Tyler Williamson) looks to be the first to to take a victory in the new iRacers Lounge Podcast paint scheme by SimWraps in a Carb Cup race at Daytona.



Race with us Tonight [Brian]

After the show tonight don’t forget about the iRacers Lounge Aftermath New Year’s Eve Bash fon race at the iRacing Super Speedway.

Image may contain: text that says 'iRacers Lounge Podcast FIF TERMATH New Year's Eve Bash Fun Race At the iRacing Super Speedway THIS ISN"T A AROAD COURSE PRACTICE- 8PM EST QUALIFY' -T9PM EST MUTI-CLASS CUPCAR COTICAR INDY'CAR 0LAPS .NO NO DAMAGE FULL CAUTIONS DEC 31 2020'

https://www.facebook.com/100993708487748/posts/136952491558536/?d=n



Email From Listener – Farming iRating? [Mike]

Hello, I hear you guys talking about farming Irating, what does that mean and how is it done? I mostly do league races but want to get back into official races. Thanks and great show  

  Derek Branum <derek2448@gmail.com>



David Hall Thread [Hall]

Szabolcs Balog posted in the forums his thought in running in multiclass IMSA races.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3778497.page



Ugly Holiday iRacing Paint Schemes [Brian]

Nascar, in their Nascarcasm section, has asked the fans of painting Cup cars in iRacing to make their best… err worst, ugly holiday pain schemes.

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Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


HP Reverb G2 Sweetspot Investigation [Brian]

MRTV host and VR reviewer, Sabastian Ang, will be doing an investigation in the sweetspot complaints of the HP Reverb G2.



Ramping up Re-Launch of RaceX Pro Cockpit [Hall]

RaceX announced on Instagram showing a work in progress on their revamped Pro Cockpit

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Simagic Alpha Servo DD – Pre Order Now [Mike]

The new Simagic Alpha will be available to ship in early January and they are taking pre-orders now. The Alpha is the flagship direct-drive wheel base from Simagic. It comes with 15Nm of torque, delivered by a Servo Motor. The Alpha wheel base is equipped with the same quick-release used with the Simagic M-10 wheel base. This allows you to use any steering wheel with a 50mm or 70mm bolt pattern in conjunction with the Simagic wheels and button boxes. ​

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CIuvErzhdwT/?igshid=dslggrloa2b0



New Stuff Incoming [Brian]

Our great sponsor Grid Finder posted on twitter a link to Thrustmaster’s teaser of a possible upgrade to their open wheel rim.

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CSL Elite McLaren GT3 V2 [Greg]

Fanatec announces their new and improved CSL Elite McLaren GT3 V2 with magnetic shifters.

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https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/csl-elite-mclaren-gt3-v2



Rig Review – Sent by Listener Eric Whiting [Brian]

Sprint Car Simulator built by the sprint car engineers at Roan Racing

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https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2171900549610019&id=100003702843910&sfnsn=mo



Rig Review [Mike]

Jack Dowell Motorsports shows off their 3000psi hydraulic motion platform Offical Nascar Simulator, part of a racing league called Silicon Motor Speedway. 

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Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

Mike

  • Ferrari GT Challenge- Oran Park – p5!  – Only had 1 off track too! – starting to learn track i guess….
    • Then p3! – only 3x – 
    • Then p8 -1st turn got dumped bad – dead last out of 19 – moved back to 8th
    • Then p8- Was high as third but spun off bad rallied back to 8
    • Then p7 – I was starting like 6th after my best q ever – after pace car ducked off the leader slowed way down to almost nothing then went – stacked us up bad – 
    • Then p2! – Same pole sitter did the same thing, but I was ready for it – great run!
    • Next Night – p7 – started 13th after botched q – up to 6th in 1st lap – had issues w a car that would all but stop in the s’s, so spun off back to 14th – rallied back to p7, but 10x
  • Then p10 out of 17 – horrible race spun off all by myself 3 times – I was just starting to get cocky too and actually said out loud I may be farming. But that is how iRacing is. If is was easy nobody would do it. And soon as you get cocky bad luck/driving will bite you and keep your ego in check…
  • Then p8- followed everyone off track in turn 1 lap 1 – put well back but recovered well. Ran my fastest lap so far
  • Then started p17 ended p9 – 13x though higher sof matched my fasted lap time 106 zero
  • Monday – Lime Rock – p11  – had a couple of early off’s…
    • P9 – got rear ended put to  back – gained back abit through atrition




League / Hosted Races

  • Mtec –
    • Hall & Greg – P21.  Traffic was horrible, a gt4 decided to just door us for passing him on the outside of a turn.
  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
    • Recruitment race – A Car – Kansas – p8 – had a full field running 4th on white but killed the wall trying too hard – Alan Pajari wins, Jeff Marble and his son Tyler have a good league shaping up Mondays, A Car Open half distance…
  • Winter League-  -. 
    • Mike – p  dnf – daytona – had good run going even led some laps – but i got a bit loose and spun on my own 
    • Mike – p22 – texas cup – out of 25 – no cautions – i suck – hit wall a few times
    • Mike – 
    • Mike – 
    • David – 
      • Texas p 17, no pace, long or short
      • Martinsville p 14, never ever listen to Mike on tire strategy!
    • Mike – Legends Martinsville – only ran a few laps and parked it I suck – It just won’t turn, maybe the hardest combo car/track there is
    • Mike – Cup – Martinsville – p18 – Ran top 12 most of race but bad tire strategy out me back never recovered went downhill from there – still happy with the first ¾ of the race…
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
  • Brian- P2 Kentucky started P2 Finished P2 120 laps, no cautions, no incident
  • OBRL Truck Series Nashville Brian P14 Played it cautious…too cautious
  •    
  • OBRL National Series (Xfin) 
    • POCONO
    • Scales P7
    • Rochette P10 good race just not fast enough 
  • UCORA Spotlights Snowball Series – radicals 

Hall –.p4,  Crazy hard to pass here.  I lost track position cause i guy infront of me bounced off wall.   Then was the only one pretty much on the track that made a pass



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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Were back this week with an all new episode with special guest and recent Pro Series Champion Issac Gann. We kinda debate whether the top series of iRacing should run fixed setups after the community exploded with some controversial Tweets, and how could iRacing take the next big step into mainstream broadcasting. Happy New Year and thanks for listening to the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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