Episode 0285

6/24/2021 – Who’s That Guy? – Episode 0285

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

After a 4 week hiatus, the Coke Series is back at the tricky triangle of Pocono, and we’ll cover all of the action as well as the introduction of the new eNascar International Series.

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Topics



Coke Race [Mike]

Ray Alfalla

  · Last time out on track, we did the thing. Here is eNASCAR Charlotte Raydioactive: 51 Team ?

https://www.facebook.com/100057243408063/videos/2917601658513043

Isaac Gann News

https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1407412955621298178

https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1407424306922070024

  • LAP 4: Most of the field is single-file behind @NickOttinger 
  • Also, Chevy drivers are 1-4 , ottinger davies conti zalenski salas
  • LEAD CHANGE LAP 12: @bdavies_88 inside into turn one and rockets to the point.
  • Conti through to second also.

LAP 24: @BBryant53, @swilson3_, and @AshtonCrowder pit.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1407518925303255046

32 to go: @znovak15 pits.

  • TROUBLE! @KeeganLeahy gets turned by Ashton! He bounces off the wall! @LoganClampitt_ has nowhere to go! CAUTION! 19 to go. Disaster for not only Leahy, but also for three Team Conti drivers, both @WBeSports_ drivers Ottinger and Clampitt, and @MikeConti5 also involved.

18 to go everyone pits – .@bobbyzalenski wins the race off of pit road.

https://twitter.com/caine_cook/status/1407534885170913281

  • Crazy two and 3 wide on the restart – all the way back- 

Then TROUBLE! @bdavies_88 and others crash on the frontstretch! CAUTION! Manes gets into vincent on the front stretch Vincent gets Maleek

9 to go restart –@bobbyzalenski and @bschoon55 lead the field into turn 1.  two 3 and even 4 wide – 

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1407526830572244993

  • 8 to go – caution – Bussa was 3 wide on inside and turned himself off the nose of the guy in the middle

https://twitter.com/ModeMediaHouse/status/1407527119681376256

Oh, by the way, @rayalfalla needs points. He’s now P3

  • 2 to go – restart – GREEN FLAG for overtime! OVERTIME RESTART 1: @bobbyzalenski and @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field into turn 1.
  • deJong tried to stay even for second! Alfalla is there!

Crash in the back! Double OT. CAUTION! @aburroughs62, @john_gorlinsky, @caine_cook and others crash!

  • OVERTIME RESTART 2: @bobbyzalenski and @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field into turn 1. and Crashing before they ever get to turn one! We’ll try it one… more… time.

Trouble! @RyanDoucette77, @TDawgHurst, and more crash before the field even gets to turn 1! Caution.

  • CAUTION off turn one as @rayalfalla was looking inside for the win!
  • Race is official, field is frozen. @bobbyzalenski gets it done at @PoconoRaceway for his first win of the @NASCAR @CocaColaRacing @iRacing Series season, the 9th of his career, and becomes the 10th different driver to win in the 10 races so far this season.
  • This makes the playoff picture very complicated going forward. 
  • Even with 10 different winners, @rayalfalla currently sits outside the Top 20 in points meaning his win at @CLTMotorSpdwy doesn’t count towards playoff eligibility. So there may be a points spot still up for grabs.

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1407541637530718208

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

Shout out to Seth Eggert, Justin Melillo, Jacob Seelman, and Evan Posocco for contributing to our show notes via twitter…



eNascar International [David]

Nascar has announced the introduction of the all-new eNASCAR International series that will place a spotlight on the stars of its three international racing divisions across Europe, Mexico and Canada. The new series – entitled “the eNASCAR International iRacing Series” – will consist of three races at historic facilities – Brands Hatch, Circuit of the Americas, and the Daytona Road Course. The field will contain an even mix of drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and select drivers from NASCAR’s 2021 Drive for Diversity class.

Enascar International Iracing Series 2021

https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/18/enascar-unveils-new-international-racing-series/

Outside of a mid-race pit stop, nobody had anything to get by NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Simon Pilate in Wednesday night’s eNASCAR International iRacing Series curtain-raiser from Brands Hatch. Pilate qualified three tenths of a second ahead of Paul Jouffreau, his closest competition, and went on to lead all but three laps on the Indy circuit to score the inaugural race win.

https://www.iracing.com/simon-pilate-dominates-enascar-international-iracing-series-opener-at-brands-hatch

https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephwolkin/2021/06/22/nascar-launches-new-international-iracing-series



Pro Qualifying Transfers [Brian]

Chris Overland tweeted out the unofficial top 70 transfers to the Pro Qualifying Series

https://twitter.com/ChrisOverland47/status/1405984787538526208



iRacing Goes to Nashville [Tony]

JR Motorsports unveils it’s iRacing sponsored #8 Chevy Camaro for driver Josh Berry for last weekend’s Nascar race at The Nashville Superspeedway.

May be an image of car

https://www.facebook.com/100057704430952/posts/234867145113432/?d=n

Then on to Milwaukee [Chris]

Also sporting the iRacing paints for this weekend will once again be Late Model standout Ty Majeski who will be heading to Milwaukee.

https://twitter.com/tymajeski/status/1406283534243962881?s=11



?Saturday-100% Cup Series – Full distance League?[Mike]

The 100% Cup Series would like to invite you to put your race craft and setup knowledge to the test over the course of a full 36 race season. They are a competitive group of NASCAR enthusiasts and are looking to add sim racers that are searching for that 100% distance oval racing that’s hard to find. Full NASCAR distance is the next level to the NiS with long races and a consistent core of competitors! Race Sessions will take place on Saturdays at 800pm/EST

100percentcup_logo_broadcastv2.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/174/saturday-100-cup-series-full-distance-league



Seting up your car with Josh Rogers [David]

Overtake has posted a setup tutorial video with the two-times PESC Champion Joshua Rogers who gives you some tips & tricks to get faster. Josh will show you how to handle the Nordschleife using his championship-winning car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup as an example,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z8iAyLYB2Y



Endo Flip [Chris]

On its official Instagram page, iRacing posted a video of Member Alejandro Fernandez who pulls off a end-over flip in his VW Beetle in a rallycross race.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQRX8zkAU5m/?utm_medium=share_sheet



NASCAR Class A Cup – Setup Tips [Brian]

iRacing staff member Matt Holden posted a ‘mini guide’ in the forums to give drivers some setup tips for the upcoming season with the main topics being…

1) Don’t re-invent the wheel!

2) Get the heights set first.

3) Rear spring split is your friend.

3a) Spring Split & RR Coil Bind

4) Ballast.

5) Ignore the wear. Temperatures are where it’s at.

6) Don’t ignore the shocks.

7) Keep adjustments SIMPLE.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1452/nascar-class-a-cup-setup-tips



Cup car has strange off throttle (engine braking) [Tony]

James Vining asked the community in the forums if anyone else has noticed that the Cup car has strange off throttle (engine braking). Go hit throttle quickly to say 7K and let off and notice how long it takes to drop back to Idle. Staff member Matt Holden said that it’s something they will look at.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1699/cup-car-has-strange-off-throttle-engine-braking



Mexican Ovals [David]

In a discussion on the iRacing Drivers World Facebook page there is a discussion asking when we start pushing for ovals from the peak Nascar mexico series? I know they look the same as some tracks from a top down but check out some video from the tracks they are very different from most of our tracks here stateside.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Iracingdriversworld/permalink/10158683046604205/



Forum Updates [Mike]

Light Theme Has Arrived! Light and dark themes are now available based on your operating system preferences! To switch between light and dark simply change your device preference to the desired theme. See the bottom of this post find out how to do that on various operating systems.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2247/06-22-forum-update-release-notes/p1



RIP Old Forums [Brian]

Several of the iRacing Forum regulars bid a fond farewell to the now retired old style forums, including a well written reflection from Derek Speare who highlight the innovations of the sim racing hardware birthed in the forum, everything from direct drive wheels to wind simulators.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3810064.page

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3810072.page#12516069

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3810071.page#12516058

It’s my opinion that the iRacing hardware forums was the real birthplace of sim racing hardware innovation. Two examples come to mind: The direct drive wheel, courtesy of Philip Jensen van Rensburg aka “Beano” and hydraulic pedals from Emery Emond (taking Sam Maxwell’s air pedals to the next iteration).

We’ve seen hundreds of other ideas along the way like Richard Macnaughtan’s Wind Sim and the several virtual gauge/data screens. Three screen racing was really perfected as well. I think that if it is some piece of hardware that can be remotely used for sim racing someone has used it for sim racing!

The iRacing Hardware forums have become a veritable repository of the most complete body of knowledge for sim racing. It’s a shame it has to close now. The new forums are a different experience, perhaps with a steep learning curve for some folks who are very accustomed to how things have been done. Hopefully the experience will be as valuable as this one has been for the many, many years it has been operating.

So long Old Forums! See everyone on the New Forums 

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3810080.page#12516063



Content – What Is Next? [Tony]

Kyle A Noel Posts in the forums a reminder that NBC will be broadcasting 5 more races for eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. They have artwork updates (Darlington/COTA), a new layout (Dirt Bristol), a whole new track (Chicago street), and a whole new car series released early (NextGen cars). It will be interesting to see what we get for second half with NBC broadcasting. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/14064#Comment_14064



iRacer Gary Corbett Go Fund Me [Chris]

An update for the Go Fund Me page for fellow racer Gary Corbett who is fighting some serious health issues and substantial medical expenses in his battle.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-friend-gary-corbett-needs-your-help-please



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy (Tony)



Hardware/Software


Pro-Race V-2 Pedals [David]

Gridline Simracing is introducing their Pro-Race V-2 Hydraulic Pedal system for OBP Motorsports

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



SimMagic Official US Distributor [Brian]

Extreme Simracing is glad to provide its customers with the exceptional quality
of SIMAGIC products. As official resellers of SIMAGIC for the American market,
we are focused on bringing you the most complete and professional sim racing experience.

SIMAGIC M10 BUNDLE - GT1-R WHEEL

https://extremesimracing.com/collections/simagic



Sim Rig from Turkey [Tony]

Ortombo is a Turkish Company that offers a variety of sim racing products including its APEX PRO F-1/GT Yarış Simulatörü kokpit which you can have for 9.649,34 Turkish Lira (1,103 usd..I think)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQSZZd9NArj/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.instagram.com/ortombo/

https://www.ortombo.com/



EG Evolved GT-1 (South Africa) [Chris]

The EG Evolved GT-1 from South Africa is a racing sim rig with a solid Supawood/MDF base construction. The rig has an optionional Gear Shifter Mount and a Keyboard Table that easily moves out of the way. The finish is of high standard, wrapped with PVC foil, providing a durable and premium finish. The Racing Seat is Optional

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQTcTUDNN7T/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.egsimrigs.co.za/index.php/shop/racing-sim-rigs/simulator-rigs/eg-evolved-gt-1-detail



Vive 2 Update – Uhhh [Brian]

The Vive 2 VR Headset has been delivered and early reviews have not been all great. Here’s a few we found on the forums…

Brett McBurnie Posts: 

Oh dear.

I just got my Vive Pro 2.

I am so disappointed. ?

The VP2 is very uncomfortable. I rests on my nose which hurts after a while.

As others have said the iRacing tracking issue is dreadful 


Tony Rickard Posts: 

A similar experience, I have returned mine, in favour of my G1.

I spent ages but couldn’t get a comfortable fit, either for image quality or comfort. I even cut up foam to try to plug the gaps where the light gets in between the faceplate and my head, using several different VR covers.


Rusty Farris Posts: 

I tried the VP2 for 2 days and it was dreadful. It really made me appreciate my G2’s resolution and sound. VP2 is already on its way back.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/852/vive-pro-2-very-disappointing/p1



Rig Review – Sent in by Eric Whiting [Tony]

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thediysimracer/permalink/1501000680254029/



Virtual Race Car Engineer [David]

The Virtual Racecar Engineer is the first and only software package that takes the roll of your very own race engineer. VRCE fine tunes your existing baseline setup to get the most out of the car. Offering whole-lap and corner-specific advice, VRCE will get the very best out of your setup. In the process, the driver tailors the setup to his individual needs and feel. The end result is a comfortable, reliable, and fast race setup ready to challenge for top positions.

https://www.virtualracecarengineer.com/



Fanatec Bentley GT3 [Mike]

Fanatec has introduced their new Bentley GT3 wheel rim, but the release date and price has yet to be released.

https://bentley.fanatec.com/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Bentley



Some in the Fanatec Owner’s Group are having a little fun with the new wheel announcement.



Simplace [Brian]

The Simplace Limited Edition GT3 in now available for pre-order with a run of just 5 units.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQY9sOWNhw6/?utm_medium=share_sheet

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER‼️

We will only be selling 5 of Simplace GT3 Limited Edition Steering Wheel.

Pre-order yours now at www.simplace.co?

https://simplace.co/



Show Off Your Rig [Tony]

You can post pictures of your rig to the iRacing Official Twitter account and yours may be featured on the Coke Series Preview Show.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1407133747468718082?s=11



OBP Motorsport V2 2 Pedals [David]

OBP Motorsport has now launched our 2 pedal version of the eSports Pro-Race V2 Hydraulic Pedals 

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQY2yIenZl9/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.obpltd.com/shop

https://3de039e9-8339-4b5a-9793-4a64c0a7edde.filesusr.com/ugd/9c2cde_318ca02ae08042c3a647257e4bd11e9a.pdf



142 Pages of Ideas

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3525/2426.page#12515966



Simucube Teaser [Chris]

Simucube shared a teaser photo a few days back and the community took it’s shots as to what’s the suprise.

https://twitter.com/Simucube/status/1407318915026391043



The Ultimate Drivers Rig – Greaves 3d Engineering [Mike]

Greaves 3D Engineering has developed the Ultimate Drivers Rig, a supremely adjustable racing rig that easily conforms to all driver’s sizes and hardware positioning preferences.

https://youtu.be/Y2E3MuxAzrk



TK Special [David]

Indy Car champion / Indy 500 winner and avid sim racer Tony Kanaan in partnership with GSI are excited to release the Formula Pro Elite & GXL Pro “Kanaan Edition”, a formula style wheel starting at $1250.00

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQeHtu0tRdg/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://gomezsimindustries.com/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Nashville 

  • Ellis –  – p4!!! Started p23 was 16th by turn 1 as several cars piled up on the pace laps… Eventually raced my way forward and ran top 3 all night. In contention to win was 2nd caught the leader but just could never get around him. Ran my tires off trying then 3rd and 4th got me on the white… 
  • Rochette P4 was good couple extra laps wouldve had it again
  • Steve – pdnf – stole his copper
  • Sunday Open 
  • Rochette- P32 – found out what the fox says, weeeddeeedeeee.  I don’t know why I even
    • Kyle – P P-2. Started in P-12 got hit on lap one and pitted for repairs under caution. Dropped to the back and slowly worked my way forward. With around 50 to go i started to battle for P-2. just ran my laps until 10 to go and decided to make my move to take P-2.
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pdnf – wrecked out lap 1 got snap loose into 2 and killed it
    • Brian – P SMH wreck at the drop of the green.  
    • Tyler. P-Meatball in 28th. Ran well just around 10th the whole race. Late restart with 30 to go and spun on exit of 2 on cold tires. Spent about a full 30seconda flipping in the air as I over corrected it twice. 
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p 3, top split
    • Ellis – p19 – Was the first caution – I was thinking I dont trust this guy, he has wrecked me before, he is careless, and I let him go by on the inside, we got to the corner, coming off he used up all of his lane and mine and pushed me to the wall. Car was slowest out there after that so just rolled around and finished

Rochette – PPing Pong Dong hit every wall in the place than taken out with 8 to go

  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p wrecked on lap 2,  unavoidable
  • Rochette P6 just stayed out of trouble


Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    1. ? Congratulations Steve Thomson in the #67 RideTV Toyota  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Pocono Raceway     
    2. Dwayne McArthur in the #97 Franks Red Hot Chevy  Finished 2nd
    3. Josh Robinson in the #23 MicroCenter Chevy Finished 3rd
  • OBRL ARCA series 
    1. Brian P7  Kentucky.  Missed the start, but got lucky with an early caution. Made my way up thru the field. Trouble in the pits with my shifter. But salvaged a good finish.


Final Thoughts



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  1. Who’s That Guy?
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After a 4 week hiatus, the Coke Series is back at the tricky triangle of Pocono, and we’ll cover all of the action as well as the introduction of the new eNascar International Series.. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0284

6/17/2021 – On The (Air) Bubble – Episode 0284

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

On the show this week we work along with iRacing with a few Nashville Superspeedway issues that may be included in the first patch of the season 3 build. The ’87 Legend Cars are in the news this week with classic events and thoughts in the community of the new update.

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



Topics



Silverado Woes

David Schildhouse tweeted that there may be a problem with the Chevy Silverado fixed at Nashville similar to the one that plagued the Chevy Camero in the Coke series race several weeks ago. David claims the Chevy is put at a disadvantage due to the gear ratio being off.

https://twitter.com/schildhoused/status/1404619811116654596?s=11

Plot Twist

After the most recent patch, it turns out that the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra were the ones that received a gearing update indicating that the Silverado was the one that was correct and the other two need the correction.

https://twitter.com/schildhoused/status/1404791837617844230

Release Notes – Patch 1 Season 3

iRacing posted the release notes for the first Season 3 Patch 1 release notes.

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000161172-2021-season-3-patch-1-release-notes-2021-06-14-03-



Better Half Dash

McCall Gaulding, the better half of driver Zane Smith, won the Better Half Dash held last Thursday evening on FS1.

Image

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1403092804818059266?s=11

https://twitter.com/zanesmith77/status/1403124564121505797?s=11



24 Hr Race in Two Weeks?

iRacing posted the schedule for the VRS Global Endurance Series. A 24 hour racing series held every other week including tracks from around the world, including one in northeast France.

https://twitter.com/steviejb87/status/1402770564188708865?s=11

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/758/2021-season-3-schedule



Nashville SS Wall a Bit Wonky

@JamesDeeGee03 posted a video on Twitter letting iRacing know that the walls at the new Nashville Super Speedway is a little wonky, and may be in need of a patch.

https://twitter.com/jamesdeegee03/status/1402763010486247426?s=11

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/673/nashville-ss-wall-broken



Nashville SS Grip

There was a discussion in the forums regarding the new Nashville Super Speedway and the amount of grip. Some speculated that it’s the cup car package, others the setups. Staffer Christian Challiner said, “It’s none of the above. What you’re currently driving on is essentially our ‘defaults’ for surface parameters.” What you will have post-patch will be the specific parameters for that concrete surface. Jared Carr asked, “Then why was it released with the “wrong” track data if the data was available before release?” To which Challinger replied, “There was an error and It will be resolved in a patch next week as has already been mentioned. For what it’s worth, it’s impossible for a tester to spot/know this.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/5311/#Comment_5311



Formula Vee Painting Fun

The Folks in the community are having a lot of fun painting the new Formula Vee with designs including pencils, ears of corn and 64 variety pack of Crayola “CrayVees”.

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

https://twitter.com/i_scott/status/1403378825908658180?s=11

Fun Racing in the Vee

iRacing posted a video of a driver going from 22nd to 4th at the start of a Formula Vee race at Summit Point in week 13 shenanigans.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1404846044630994949?s=11

https://twitter.com/TheDanRowe/status/1405229343350169600



iRacingTrophies.com updated for new forum

Craig Lager posted on the forums that iracingtrophies.com has been updated so that the Get Forum Signature button on your profile works with the new forum.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/744/iracingtrophies-com-updated-for-new-forum



Forum Fixes #Soon

Nicholas Bailey posted in the forums there may be some updates to the forums. he said, “I think we have something for this on Monday. Just need to test some things out with nested categories. Regarding the emails coming for every comment rather than just since you last visited, Vanilla is targeting a release in Q4 of this year for two new pieces of functionality.

  • Email digests
  • Batch notifications

Neither of these are exactly what we had before (only email since last visit), but both will allow grouping of various notifications into a single email. We hope to have more to share on that later this summer.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/5747/#Comment_5747



Project K9 200

A special thank you to all of those who help make the Project K9 200 a big success! We had 34 drivers show up and the multiclass racing was a blast. Bob Fellenbaum and Dwayne Mcarthur won the Cup and Xfinity Poles. Team Tifosi lead the majority of the cup side while Eric Essary and Dwayne were hunting each other down on the Xfinity Side. We saw some long green flag runs in which Greg Heckus took home the checkered for Cup and Eric Essary nabbed the Xfinity prize. Eric also grabbed the Old Bastards Racing League & the Metro Ford Chicago clean driver awards. Grabbing both those awards on the Cup side was David Hall, and both David and Eric generously donated their winnings to Project K-9 Hero along with both pole winners. Thank everyone that participated and donated, we couldn’t of done it without you and feel free to checkout www.obrl.net and www.eMetroford.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj3AkSE7JLA

https://www.facebook.com/1045562694/posts/10222417455318951/?d=n

https://www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/posts/2918416945089625

https://www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/posts/2918422378422415



Firecracker 400

Landon Cassill mentioned in a post last Friday that the entry list for the Firecracker 400 has surpassed the 300 mark with three days left to register, at that time.

https://twitter.com/landoncassill/status/1403517782390628359?s=11

eRacr Goosebumps

eRacr tweeted out that they have goosebumps in anticipation of the accurately recreated classic Nascar event.

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1403399915225731073?s=11

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1405375308388306945?s=11



RTP Exhibition at Knoxville June 24th

Tyler D. Hudson Posts that on June 24th, iRacing will be doing an exhibition race at Knoxville. All series parameters will be set up exactly as Round 2, EXCEPT, this will be a fixed setup event. This will be an official series and count toward iR and SR. The purpose of this is to completely test the functionality to have a roster based series go off snake split into two races. It is extremely important that we get at least 36 participants so that the races will split in order to test this properly. If you’re a driver in round 2, please participate in this event.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/924/rtp-round-2-finalist



Help Wanted

Greg West posted in the forums that iRacing has posted two new job openings for a Senior 3D Car Artist/ Assistant Outsource Manager and an Environmental Artists with job requirements and descriptions in the forums.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/495/senior-3d-car-artist-assistant-outsource-manager

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/494/environment-artist



New Blimp Tools – Game Changer

For those who love to do video editing within the sim, or just watching cool replays there is a new blimp tool.

Nick Neben Posts:

I have no idea what blimp radius is but that looks amazing. The blimp circles around at a set distance, you can change this distance, but before you could only go down to 100, which was still very large. This allows you to take it down to 1, so you can fine tune shots like those for corners. Essentially you can now make decent attempts at boom crane shots, or low drone shots, without the camera going clear on the other side of the track to get back around. (to access camera tools ctrl+f12)

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/828/new-blimp-tools-game-changer



8 Cars in Certain Series

Greg West Posts in the forums that we will have 8 cars available in certain series. those are the European Sprint Series, IMSA, GT Sprint Series, the GT3 Fixed and the GT3 Endurance. The Creventic Endurance Series as well as Nurb Endurance Series will not change as they are already in progress.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/2003#Comment_2003



87 Update Thoughts

There have been several thoughts of the new ’87 Update. Here’s a few…

Cody Dutton Posts:
Michigan shows massive tire wear in just a few laps, Charlotte looks balanced. Going to require a lot of testing and practicing to see how good or bad this update is. Dale described this era as searching for front turn. I feel that now. Its pretty tight, feels like a big potato street stock that will never turn, and once you get it turned, you break the rear tires loose

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/2977/#Comment_2977

James A Allen Posts:


No more snap loose. Car is very fun to drive still though, actually requires braking unlike the contemporary cars. I might actually enjoy Daytona this time around! You can tell there is more downforce but not an egregious amount.
Car is slower overall (gets tight off if you get on the gas too early), but lap times are close to the real-life values (I looked up pole speeds on Racing Reference).
Tire conservation is going to be extremely important. You have to crank the wheel 90 degrees to the left (even on 12:1), like what’s shown in the in-car videos from the time period.
Big fan so far. I think people are going to like the changes a lot.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/3171/#Comment_3171



Crowds do not turn off at even more tracks now

Nick Neban posted that Chicago will join Southern National and Williams Grove as tracks that you cannot turn off the crowds.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1020/crowds-do-not-turn-off-at-even-more-tracks-now



Special Events: What to Expect for Joining & Registering

Francisco Scaramuzza Posts in the forums of what to expect when joining and registering for special events.

We’ve implemented a change to the registration processing that we 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.”. For members that registered for the session before the main registration period closed, nothing has changed. They will receive a “Join” button in the iRacing UI or a “Race” button on the Membersite or if they are in a Practice session, just as they normally would. This message will only be presented to members attempting to register to enter the session after the main registration window has closed and before the session has launched.

Additionally, we’ve identified and made improvements to data locking strategies and made physical changes to data structures to spread out data and reduce contention. We plan to continue making additional behind-the-scenes improvements, especially after we have more data from another special event.

As a reminder, please note that team registration and the declaring of drivers must still be completed entirely before the normal registration period ends.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1476/special-events-what-to-expect-for-joining-registering



iRacer Gary Corbett Go Fund Me

Our wonderfully kind and talented friend, keyboardist, Gary Corbett needs your help and support.

He’s been struggling with health issues, and now we’ve heard that Gary has a very aggressive form of cancer- lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain & hip. ( The good news is IT IS TREATABLE)

As you know, most musicians don’t have health insurance, or when they do, it’s not that great. Due to the costs of treatment, Gary is on the verge of losing his home, and the medical bills are piling up alongside all the other bills.

He has completed a series of radiation therapy, is undergoing an aggressive series of chemo and immunotherapy, and is slated to start cognitive and occupational therapy soon.

Gary and his wife Lenora are desperate. They cannot afford to pay for his treatment and stopping it is not an option.

Here’s a little about Gary you may not know:

Gary Corbett is best known for his work as the keyboardist for rock superstars KISS, and Cinderella.

He co-wrote the iconic #1 hit She Bop for Cyndi Lauper.

He has also played with Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Molly Hatchett, and Ronnie Wood.

He has conducted a live orchestra with pop idol Debbie Gibson, played piano with Whitney Houston, Lou Reed, and Taylor Dayne, played keyboards and produced reggae legends Damian and Stephen Marley, and has been seen most recently performing with Ted Nugent’s original vocalist Derek St. Holmes.

He is an award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, keyboardist, performer & producer.

His Emmy comes from a documentary he did pro bono work about and called Hunger In America.

He has done USO tours- even getting to fly in a fighter jet in South Korea, made wishes come true with the Make a Wish Foundation, and played at countless fundraisers. Gary never says no to anyone in need.

Now it’s time to turn the generosity back to help our friend who is struggling to stay above water.

Whether it’s $1.00 or $1000, every little bit will go directly to Gary’s family to help cover the mounting bills and medical costs.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and please make sure to share this- Gary has helped so many, many will want to help him.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-friend-gary-corbett-needs-your-help-please



ARE THESE FIVE SIM RACING WORLD RECORDS UNBEATABLE?

Overtake, the online motorsports magazine, asks if these 5 five sim racing records are unbeatable. Three of these refer to iRacing including MARTIN KRÖNKE WINS EVERY RACE IN A SEASON in the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series back in 2017, A FIVE-TIME IRACING WORLD CHAMPION when Greger Huttu won 5 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series five times between 2010 and 2016, and COANDA WINS THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA SIX TIMES since the inception of the race in iRacing in 2015,

https://www.overtake.gg/news/4093-can-these-sim-racing-world-records-be-beaten?sf145840803=1



Podcast Housekeeping

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Hardware/Software


Formula Wheel Integration

The new Thrustmaster Formula wheel SF1000 Edition is now natively integrated on iRacing.

https://twitter.com/tmthrustmaster/status/1403049465053954052?s=11



Thrustmaster Tease

Thrustmaster also teased a 400 watt peak power, T-Turbo with more to come on June 23rd.

https://twitter.com/tmthrustmaster/status/1403019261531013130?s=11



Sim Pedals Ultimate Now Available

Heusinkveld Tweeted that their fantastic Sim Pedal Ultimate’s are now on sale

https://twitter.com/heusinkveldeng/status/1402936089480941570?s=11



MPI Shout-Out

MPI posted on their Facebook a special shout out to @beardedbreezyracing who … bought something we’re not even technically selling. Yet. This Twitch streamer bought the very demo unit off our showroom floor and became the first unofficial owner of our new #maxpapisinnovations#MPI#simmax#simr

May be an image of 1 person, sitting and indoor

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Iracingdriversworld/permalink/10158661880434205/



VNM Shifter

Darin Gangi posted in the forums that the VNM Shifter and accessories are now on sale for immediate shipment from Sim-Motion.com! We have them both in the U.S. and EU shops. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/699/vnm-shifters-at-sim-motion-com

https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/vnm-shifters-and-accessories/



New Pedals for Everyone

Ray Alfalla Tweeted that his, “VRS DirectForce Pro Pedals getting installed! It’s all about the details”

https://twitter.com/rayalfalla/status/1404178770651721737?s=11



New Misc Tab

iRacing now has new options to fine tune your LFE shakers

lfe sliders.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60/lfe-bass-shaker-effects/p1



Tried and True Rigs

Carolina Sim Works offers new colors to their rigs

https://twitter.com/carolinasimworx/status/1405641681760882694?s=11



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p load the damn RACE set, load the damn RACE set!
    • Kyle – P Wrecked Out
    • Ellis – pWrecked Out – Used my keyboard to shift, no issues with that really, unchecked my tires because I was thinking about stopping on 1st caution but didn’t, so my 1st gf stop, it didn’t give me tires so i stayed and got them. Fell back to 34th. Eventually i finally caught a caution restarted 11th got up to 3rd but cycled back to 11th before getting killed in a big wreck I could not miss – it blew up a bit later after another wreck i couldn’t miss
    • Rochette – P5 horrible qual started in the 20s but made my way up to the top 5 within a run. Track is fun, even led some green flag laps. Probably would’ve had a top 3 if not a win if i got fresh tires on last caution, 3 of top 5 of us hung in there with the freshies
    • Stephen – Wrecked Out
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p11, side swiped on lap 20, got fixed, came back up through the field and some late cautions stole a couple of spots.  Might have had a shot at top 10 with clean car


League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
    1. Mike – Wrecked….
    2. Greg p4 Hunting the win
    1. Hall – wrecked out by dive bombing
  • Major’s 24
    1. P wrecked out after leading cause air bubbles/David
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    1. ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Nashville SuperSpeedway     
    2. Tom Ogle #11  Finished 2nd
    3. Dwayne McArthur #88 Finished 3rd in The Gary Corbett Tribute Paint Job with Gary’s #88 on the Truck


Final Thoughts




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On the show this week we look at a few Nashville Superspeedway issues that may be included in the first patch of the season 3 build. The ’87 Legend Cars are in the news this week with classic events and thoughts in the community of the new update. Take a load off and join us in the lounge!

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Topics



Red Bull Ring

iRacing dropped a video of the newest F1 Circuit that became available in the season 3 build, The Red Bull Ring.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1402739357308628993?s=11

https://www.instagram.com/p/CP51a8JgulN/?utm_medium=share_sheet



1987 Cup Car Update

Dale Earnhardt Jr was the driving force in a overhaul of the 1987 Nascar Series Cars. In his post he explained bow he reached out to Bobby Labonte at first, because of his experience in the real life counterpart and asked his opinions compared to iRacing’s version. He opinion was similar to Dale’s that it was way too loose. Next he reached out to several crew chiefs from the day and asked for their input as well. All of which influenced the new update released in the new build this week.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808157.page

https://www.iracing.com/updating-iracing-1987-nascar-cup-series-cars-dale-earnhardt-jr/



New Formula Vee in Action

iRacing Tweeted some more new videos of the upcoming Formula Vee, iRacing’s newest rookie class car, on the track at Lime Rock Park and Laguna Seca

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1400882544921432068

Vee at Nashville

The Vee running around the monster that is Nashville Superspeedway sent in on the twitter account of Steve Luvender in a Pencil Themed car painted by Chris Pearce on Trading Paints.

https://twitter.com/steveluvender/status/1402683340084420618



Road to Pro Cheat Sheet

Chris Overland Tweeted a Road to Pro Cheat Sheet with the point situation for the top 100 in an easy to read format.

https://twitter.com/ChrisOverland47/status/1400912900940873731



New Forums Are Live

An all new redesigned forums section of the service is live and running.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807866.page#12508881

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1401962496878071812

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/487/introducting-iracing-forum-stylish-theme

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/446/6-8-forum-update-release-notes



Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

Greg West announced on the forums the introduction of the Dallara iRacing Grand Prix championship to begin this fall. Qualifying rounds for the series will begin on July 8th, as Super Sessions staged within the existing Dallara Formula iR series. For those who make the cut, $25,000 in prizes will be on the line in the 10-race championship.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807878.page#12509058

https://www.iracing.com/dallara-iracing-grand-prix-championship-coming-this-fall/



Chicago Tornado

Eric Meyers posted a video on his Youtube channel of an Indy car on the new Chicago Street Circuit that wrecks… and let the glitching begin, in a wild ride of furious spinning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGkFAAcenNc&t=43s



Track Variants for Lower Speed Cars

Brian Long in the forums says that he’s “just curious why we don’t see more variance in the track layouts in lower speed series like MX5, Skippy, or FR2.0? Especially the short versions of some tracks like VIR or COTA. Seems like that would be the perfect place for using them.”

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808153.page#12510890



Spa Track Limits Update

Also in the update that Greg West describes as, “Maybe the most underrated Release Note.” Spa is getting a track limit update that. “Should lead to an overall better and more user friendly experience, and should lead to an overall better and more user friendly experience.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/220/spa-track-limits



Massive AI Updates

The Season 3 build comes with a massive AI update

https://www.iracing.com/massive-slate-of-iracing-ai-updates-set-for-2021-season-3/



The Watkins Glen 6 Hours

iRacing releases the details of next weeks Watkins Glen 6 Hours.

iRSE-Watkins-Glen-6HR-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/147/iracing-presents-the-watkins-glen-6-hour



Nashville Superspeedway

iRacing posted on their Youtube Channel the introduction video of the new Nashville Superspeedway.



Superspeedway Rule Change

NASCAR issues rules changes to slow and reinforce Cup Series cars at superspeedways in the wake of Joey Lagano’s rollover crash at Talladega last April.

https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/08/cup-series-superspeedway-2021-rules-changes-daytona-talladega/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



911 GT3 R Ride Along

iRacing posted a cockpit view video of the New Porsche 911 GT3 R at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

https://www.instagram.com/p/CP13Lo2gHfS/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1402629205427372038?s=11



Charlotte Klingerman Sport Recap

Klingerman Sport released a video recap of the most recent Coke Series Race with their drivers Isaac Gann and Bob Bryant.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CP1R54uhRaR/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Season 2 Stats

Rob Crouch posted his comprehensive season 2 stats for Oval and Road

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808317.page#12512403

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808296.page#12512350

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808386.page#12513000



Firecracker 400

After a very successful Firecracker 400 last year, the Blue Emu Firecracker 400 will return next week in the newly updated Classic ’87 Thunderbird and Monte Carlo.

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1402692431385088006?s=11



Pay with Venmo

iRacing also introduced Venmo, as a new payment method for future iRacing purchases.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/51/welcome-venmo-as-a-new-payment-method



Nashville at NiS Next Wee

The iRacing NIS schedule will include the newly released Nashville Superspeedway on next week’s schedule instead of Kentucky as listed in the schedule.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808455.page#12513328



DanLisa.com Update

In a follow up story from last week, it was mentioned on the forums that DanLisa has had a long list of people interested in taking over the league compilation website and are currently working with someone who may take the website reigns.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12513338




Season 3 Release Notes

iRacing posted in the new forums the complete set of release notes for the Season three build

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/209/2021-season-3-release-notes-pre-release



Listener Tribute

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Moopar Gaming

We stream 6/7 days a week iRacing Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (usually iRacing League race) Sat & Sun P.M on Twitch & Facebook gaming 200 followers on Facebook, 145 on Twitch. We have a YouTube channel where i post fortnightly with iRacing videos. We are a family of avid gamers and sim racers who are striving to create a community of followers who love to game and get involved. We also have a Discord channel to interact as live as possible whilst iRacing etc. We also encourage feedback to help us continually evolve and improve. Here to help new iRacers or iRacers returning to the scene.



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IROC Challenge Series

Congrats to Race 2 winner Chris Mefford at Thursday’s IROC Challenge series at Atlanta



Project K9 Hero 200

It’s not too late to join us tomorrow night for the Project K9 Hero 200.

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Don’t forget to join us for the Project K-9 Hero at Michigan on Friday, June 11 at 9:00est

EVENT:
June 11th 9pm eastern
Michigan International Speedway
Practice opens 8pm
Drivers Meeting 9pm
Qualifying 9:10pm
200 Laps with iRacing Cautions
2 Classes A”Cup” & B”Xfinity”
How To Register
Sign up at
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Minimum $25 donation to the Project K9 Hero website
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Must Note: PK9H200 or Project K9 Hero 200
Then send us screenshot direct on Facebook, Discord or email of the confirmation by Thursday
June 10th Midnight
All Participants will receive a T- Shirt ( select size in google Doc Registration )

PRIZES
EachClass get its own prize for
Pole:$20 iRacing Credit
Winner: Spotlights from Midwest Simulations (https://midwestsim.com/)
Best Paint with Project K9 Hero logo get a free Paint job From Yuhouse Racing Designs
And just added $75 per class on most positions gained with no incidents. Thanks to Metro Ford
of Chicago from the OBRL

Come Join us on:
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Hardware/Software


MPI Rig Now – #Soon

Max Papis’s SimMax will be offering a new racing rig along with their long awaited driving seats.

https://maxpapisinc.com/mpi-sim-max/



CSL DD Details

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfW9KvKKa7k

Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackmeier answers all of your questions regarding the new CSL DD including pricing and shipping information.

To summarise the pricing structure for all regions:

CSL DD with standard power supply (5 Nm): 349.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 349.95 USD (excl. VAT), 599.95 AUD, 47,900 JPY.

CSL DD with Boost Kit 180 (8 Nm): 479.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 479.95 USD (excl. VAT), 829.90 AUD, 65,500 JPY.

Boost Kit 180 purchased as a separate upgrade: 149.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 149.95 USD (excl. VAT), 259.90 AUD, 20,000 JPY.

CSL DD Table Clamp: 29.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 29.95 USD (excl. VAT), 49.95 AUD, 4,490 JPY.

We decided that the most environmentally friendly approach is to ship all CSL DDs with just your selected power supply in the box. So if you select the bundle with the Boost Kit 180, your CSL DD package will only include the larger power supply.

Additional year warranty for CSL DD (with either power supply): 49.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 49.95 USD (excl. VAT), 79.90 AUD, 6,700 JPY.

CSL Pedals (two pedal set): 79.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 79.95 USD (excl. VAT), 129.90 AUD, 10,500 JPY.

CSL Pedals Clutch Kit (adds a third pedal): 39.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 39.95 USD (excl. VAT), 64.90 AUD, 5,490 JPY.

CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit and CSL Tuning Kit These accessories are not available yet. We will announce pricing and availability later this year. The CSL Pedals with Load Cell Kit will be below 200,-.

The CSL DD with Boost Kit 180 is significantly cheaper than the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5, and yet it has much higher performance as a result of direct-drive technology. While peak torque is similar, the fidelity, responsiveness, wheel speed, and acceleration are all superior to the belt-driven system, and this is why the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 is also no longer in production.

Pre-order waves explained:

Due to very high demand, CSL DD pre-orders will be limited to one unit per customer. To keep it as fair as possible, we are also rolling out pre-orders in three waves:

First wave:

Must use an existing Fanatec account with previous order history

Must be subscribed to the Fanatec newsletter

One unit per customer

Second wave:

Must have a Fanatec account

Must be subscribed to updates through newstandardd.fanatec.com
One unit per customer

Third wave:

Available on the website for everyone
One unit per customer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml69TLbCExU



Pre-Order Open – Monkeydriver Seat

Monkeydriver Seat is now open for pre-orders for their new race rig.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799018.page#12506162



PreOrders Open – Clubsport Wheel F1 2021

Pre orders are also open for the new 2021 Fanatec Clubsport Wheel F1 for $399.95

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYwnY9jB68s

https://fanatec.com/eu-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-f1-2021



Sim-Lab Seatbelt

Sim Lab introduces their 4 point harness sim seatbelt for 119.00 euros

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

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

https://sim-lab.eu/shop/product/sim-seatbelt-4-point-harness-1285?page=2&category=2#attr=946



Email from Scott Ross

Scott Ross emailed about how he used his Philips Hue Lights as Racing Flag indicators.

Check this out. An app that can have hue lights that work as flag lights. Enjoy  Recently created a small app to use Philips Hue lights as Racing Flag indicators and just added support for iRacing. GitHub link in the comments. : iRacing (reddit.com)



Real Race Seats For Sale

Racetech offers real race seats you can certainly use in your not real race rig.

https://racetechseats.com/

RT4129HRW Racing Seat

https://racetech-usa.com/shop/index.php?route=product/tag&tag=s129&title=129%20Series%20Seats



Company Review

Sim Solutions Designs offers an 80/20 rig with triple mounts at a reduced price of $719.10

https://simsolutiondesigns.com/store/p_1788046/ssd3





Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

Fri open: Sonoma

  • Ellis –  – p15 – Had a lot of self spins was as far back as 20 second but rallied on the last half of the race. 
    • Greg – wrecked
    • Hall = Pwrecked 




    League / Hosted Races

    • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
      1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
      1. Greg pP5 with a broken car 2 mins damage and down 100 rpm
      2. Mike – p wrecked – choke in Q so started tail end – got to 10th – then my shifter stopped working – had to stop on track reboot wheel. Then at end of S’s the guy looks like he fell out of gear and spun and I came by and clipped him for 4 minutes damage
      1. Hall – all hands on deck, cause my throttle was broken
    • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
      1. ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Texas Motor Speedway   
      2. Dwayne McArthur #97  Finished 2nd
      3. Bob Fellenbaum #38 Finished 3rd

    iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

         Brian M- P F’d up.  Was running pretty steady in 6th or better for much of the race.  Near the end of the second stage there was a caution.  I stayed out on old tires and moved into 2nd under yellow.  On the restart, spun the hell out of my old tires wrecking myself (deserved) and several others (Not Deserved).  Too worried about getting a good launch, and neglected staying safe.  Sorry to all involved, Felt like a moron.



    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. Project ‘87 – Episode 0283
    2. .
    3. .

    Description

    It’s Season 3 build week folks, and we will going thru all of the new content. The new tracks, the new cars and all of the new bells and whistles that iRacing has is store for us all. Take a load off and join us in the lounge!

    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

    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 – 

    Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

    Links:

    Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

    Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

    Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

    Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

    Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

    Episode 0282

    6/3/2021 – Win-D City – Episode 0282

    iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

    Brought to you by:

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

    READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


    Introduction

    It’s Chicago Week here in iRacing where we will cover the release of the new Chicago Street Circuit and the iRacing Pro Series inaugural race at the concept track as we start to get ready for the upcoming season 3 build.

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



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    Topics



    Season 2 Patch 7 Hotfix 1

    Alex Gustafson from iRacing announces the dropping of another hotfix for Patch number 7

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807538.page#12506101



    Cecil Green Needs Help

    The iRacing World is reaching out to it’s members to create a short story with their names for a care card for fellow racer Cecil Green who has been hospitalized with any thoughts of your time together, or if he’s helped you out while on the sim.

    We want those who want to write a short story to sign their name if possible and send it to
    picciottivincent@gmail.com
    Also I’ll need about 20-30 short story videos, mentioning who they are along with the story about a minute to two minutes long uncut. I am going to put together a short video to send to Cecil as well. I’m not the greatest editor but I think putting some faces to the names on their profiles would be awesome, it kind of ties everything together. We never see the faces we race against so I think it will add some personalization to it. Deadline for all this will be a week from this Saturday so that gives us 10 days to accumulate what we need then work on getting the card and video done
    The videos can be sent to hap584@outlook.com

    https://www.facebook.com/1241854792/posts/10226167725639908/?d=n



    NASCAR Pro Invitational – Chicago Street Course

    Dale Earnhardt Jr took along some racing hardware with him to a Tennessee mountain retreat so as not to miss his spot in the iRacing Pro Invitational at the futuristic Chicago Street Course.

    https://twitter.com/DaleJr/status/1400207390809767947

    Lap Around Chicago

    What does a lap around Chicago look like? Nascar tweeted a video of a hot lap around the futuristic, concept track on the proposed street course.

    https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1400188652790165504?s=11

    Chicago not Alone?

    Adam Stern Tweeted that as Nascar is continuing talks with the city about possibly running a real-life race there, it’s still unclear whether ’22 or ’23 would be the first event. But Chris Meyers also recently noted that a track at the LA Coliseum is also a possibility.

    https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1400214598842728460?s=11

    Official Video Introduction

    In conjunction with the Pro Invitational race at Chicago, iRacing announced, with an accompanying video, the official release of the Chicago Street Course for it’s members.

    https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1400271195283537926?s=11

    Where’s Jr and Meyers Chicago Edition

    Looks like Dale Jr and Steve Myers have already been found. This time on a skyscraper in the Chicago Skyline.

    https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1400254247619289091?s=11

    James Davidson Dominates

    Evan Posocco posted on his twitter account that James Davidson extended his lead in the iRacing Pro Series after Wednesday night’s complete dominance at Chicago by 21 points over Timmy Hill in second and 38 points over Garrett Smithley in third.

    https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1400293239865831425



    iRacing at Charlotte

    Jesse Iwuji stopped by the USO iRacing qualifying challenge at the Coke 600 fan experience and found himself on the leaderboard.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CPd4rYNllOo/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    iRacing at Charlotte

    Coke Series drive Jimmy Mullins also stopped by the qualifying challenge and, wouldn’t you know it, found himself at the top of the leaderboard.

    https://twitter.com/simseats/status/1398422239205330949?s=11



    Operation Motorsport Needs Your Help

    Have any functioning sim racing gear you aren’t using? Operation Motorsports lets you help vets by donating your functioning iRacing gear to vets who can use them to join in the amazing iRacing service

    https://twitter.com/beardedsimracer/status/1399386784354668548?s=11

    https://operationmotorsport.org/



    Sound of Gravel

    Tom Burns posted in the forums that he’s been missing some sounds in the sim, including some of the ‘pop’ upshifting in the Porsche 911 cup and the sounds of gravel hitting the underside of the cars. Aussie Greg Hill responded that he needs to set the particles to high under graphics.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807328.page#12504733



    Leaning into a Corner

    iRacing tweeted a pole asking if driver lean into a corner when racing. their options were ‘Yes, it helps with grip’, or ‘No, it looks ridiculous.’

    https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1397945556530565123?s=11



    Broken Chevy Backstory

    Online racing magazine, Racer.com, has a story about how the Chevy drivers in the Coke Series realized there was a problem with the drafting model before the start of the race last Tuesday.

    https://racer.com/2021/05/27/insight-how-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-drivers-discovered-one-car-was-broken/amp/



    Danlisa Looking for New Owner

    The very popular iRacing league scoring website danlisa is looking for new ownership as reported in the forums by Tim Fortner.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12504607



    DanLisa Alternative

    Ironically, there is a new solution out there for leagues to use that just released about 30 days ago called Xtreme Scoring. All be it a paid version it does everything Danlisa does and a ton more. The widgets are amazing and scoring combinations are nearly limitless for Oval and Road. Past seasons can be imported for Danlisa users as well.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12504916

    https://www.ricmotech.com/xtreme-scoring

    And Another Alternative

    Another Danlisa alternative is MyLeague which gives you the ability registration management of Drivers, Teams, define your own Classes, Results, Standings, and League Articles.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12505326

    https://myleague.racing/



    IR18 AI Please

    Some in the forums have started a thread asking if iRacing would offer AI racing in the car. And although it is something they’re actively working on, according to staffer Alex Saunders, the IR18 is probably the single most complicated car on iRacing to put on AI thanks to all the different configurations, push-to-pass, and tire compounds. 

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794663.page#12412801



    Poll – Live Admins

    Jamie Bowling produced a poll in the forums saying that “I think iRacing should have some kind of admin or something in the public rooms to call who causes cautions and we wouldn’t lose or SR or IR when it wasn’t our fault!”

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807171.page#12503286



    Ty Majeski for the W

    Ty Majeski has put his iRacing sponsored Late Model back into the winners circle, this time at Jefferson Speedway in Cambrige, Wisconsin.



    Listener Scott Ross – Week 13 Races

    Show listener Scott Ross will be setting up fun races on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during week 13 and is inviting everyone to join in. The races will be in the tour modifies with fixed setups on road courses at Charlotte Roval on Monday, Laguna Seca on Tuesday and Phoenix Road on Wednesday. Practices will open at 8:30pm et and races will begin at 9:30pm et.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807543.page

    Scott Ross
    to iracerslounge

    Hi guys,
    Enjoy the show. With week 13 coming up I want to do something fun with my participation credits. I really enjoyed the tour mods at watkins glen this past season and there were some great discussions about how it would do on free tracks. So I came up with 3 races Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Monday is the Charlotte Roval ,Tuesday is Laguna Seca, and Wednesday is the Phoenix Road Course. All no pressure races for fun with fixed setups. Practice at 8:30pm et race at 9:30pm et. Hope to see you there



    Formula Vee Intro Video

    iRacing dropped on their youtube channel an official introduction video of the new Formula Vee rookie class open wheel road racing car to be available on the Season 3 build



    Project K9 Hero 200

    No description available.

    Don’t forget to join us for the Project K-9 Hero at Michigan on Friday, June 11 at 9:00est

    EVENT:
    June 11th 9pm eastern
    Michigan International Speedway
    Practice opens 8pm
    Drivers Meeting 9pm
    Qualifying 9:10pm
    200 Laps with iRacing Cautions
    2 Classes A”Cup” & B”Xfinity”
    How To Register
    Sign up at
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform
    Minimum $25 donation to the Project K9 Hero website
    https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/
    Must Note: PK9H200 or Project K9 Hero 200
    Then send us screenshot direct on Facebook, Discord or email of the confirmation by Thursday
    June 10th Midnight
    All Participants will receive a T- Shirt ( select size in google Doc Registration )

    PRIZES
    EachClass get its own prize for
    Pole:$20 iRacing Credit
    Winner: Spotlights from Midwest Simulations (https://midwestsim.com/)
    Best Paint with Project K9 Hero logo get a free Paint job From Yuhouse Racing Designs
    And just added $75 per class on most positions gained with no incidents. Thanks to Metro Ford
    of Chicago from the OBRL

    Come Join us on:
    Discord : https://discord.gg/pCDGEzru

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform

    https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/



    New Porsche

    Also to be released is the Porsche 911 GT3 R

    May be an image of car and text

    https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159572661056085/?d=n

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807776.page#12507803



    Podcast Housekeeping

    Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

    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/

    OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”



    Fantasy


    Hardware/Software


    Company Review and New Pedals

    Simrigs presents the SR Titan Pedal Set for $699



    How To Pit Macro

    Kendall Kerr asked in the forums if anyone can help me figure out how to set a keyboard shortcut for throw yellow, as well as, clear all black flags?? Staffer David Tucker posted links how to assign macro built into the sim.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807070.page#12502189

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807070.page#12502189

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/425/3203225.page#12011208



    The MS Exclusive

    The Motorsports Simulator’s MS Exclusive is a full wrap around, full motion triple monitor sim cockpit for the enthusiast sim racer

    X3 Xtreme simulator

    http://motorsportsimulator.com/ms_exclusive.html



    VNM Shifter

    The VNM Shifter V1 is from a Vietnamese Company that offers an H pattern shifter with multiple optional shifter plates and can be converted into a sequential shifter as well for $259.95

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807339.page#12504872

    https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/vnm-shifters-and-accessories/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT48k9M19b0



    Cell Phone Holder

    Simubox offers on Etsy a universal cell phone holder that mounts on a Fanatec DD1 or DD2 for less than $30

    Fanatec DD1 / DD2 Universal Phone Dash Holder image 0

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/886602644/fanatec-dd1-dd2-universal-phone-dash?fbclid=IwAR23hsEKvbkBOW4MuzUamre9uKd0s_3d0ja9lsHXLZLV-95OjgBItb-NbLw



    New Paddle Shifters

    The New SRM Gear shifter can be used on most wheels, including custom wheels, and Fanatec wheels with an adapter for 96 pounds.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807186.page#12503487

    https://www.simracingmachines.com/WebShop/srm-gear-shifter-2



    Sim Labs Steering Wheel QR

    Sim Labs is offering the Zero Play steering wheel quick release for multiple bolt patterns for 49 pounds

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

    https://sim-lab.eu/shop/product/xero-playtm-steering-wheel-quick-release-1255#attr=1983



    BJ Pedals Review

    Boosted Media reviews the B.J. Sim Racing Hydraulic GT Pedals for $861 USD



    Results

    NASCAR iRacing Series

    Fri open: Charlotte

    • Ellis –  – p14 – no practice had wrong wheel settings – the pit under gf had my tires unchecked – never recovered from it – hit the wall a thousand times but finished….
      • Greg – pwrecked
      • Hall = P out early, got loose my self running the high line, bounced off the wall several times doing my best to not collect anyone.  Car would still run, but with a good finish already no limping around for 400 laps
      • Rochette P4 what a race. Definitely 1 of the fastest cars til my black cloud covered the sun and was wrecked 3 times and 2 of the 3 was nose damage. 
      • Steve – pwreckedRunning  5th gaining on leader. Then got wrecked by a lapped car on new tires when I was side by side with the 4th place guy. On lap  317.
      • Sunday Open
        • Kyle – P P-6 Started back in P-17 and worked my way up to the top 5 within the first 18 laps. Ran a consistent top 10 through the race and even led 14. Gave up the lead for the first pit cycle. Stayed on the lead lap until after half way. Started losing time to the leader and after a few pit cycles ended up a lap down. After a few small brushes with the wall i was falling off pace and pit for the second to last cycle for tires, fuel and repairs. I fell 2 laps down and started to drive my way through the field and stayed out as long as i could for the final pit cycle and was able to catch a caution and only be 1 lap down. After pits i was sitting P-5 but smacked the wall out of 4 and started to lose time to the field and fell back to hold a P-6. Big shout out to Paul Donnelly2 for his outstanding performance. He led 249 laps and was untouchable.
      • Sunday fixed 
        • Mike -pwrecked out had it missed but got ran over from behind
        • Stephen – pwrecked

      Race: Sonoma

      • Wed Open:
        • Hall -p14  one spin cost me 2 spots probably
        • Ellis – p11 – had a good 1st half ran as high as 7th – spun on my own right before and after half way – a couple of other spins – lucky to get what I got.
        • Rochette – P5. The road streak continue. Worse finish at a nis road has been 7th ran 5th 98% race where my i was dodging and praying to baby jebus that i dont get wrecked by Bottom splits very best. And i did with 0x!!!!!!!!!! That should be worth top split points alone. Im 1 and done at this stupid track on the the Project K9 Hero 200 next friday night 9pm eastern 
        • Greg – P7 Started 16th
      • Thurs Open  
        • Hall – taken out on lap 1,  guys gotta win and runs me over at the top of the hill as i’m littleral on the bumper of the car in front of me


      Official Series

      • PDS Euro Sprint
        • HallWINS at Road America and Twin Ring Montegi




      League / Hosted Races

      • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
        1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
        1. Greg p10
        2. Mike – p 16 – started near the back worked my way up but was getting loose on center to exit and would slip, and loose my track position. Kinda pitted in between the popular strategies but the cautions didnt fall my way…
        3. Tom D – P3. Dang. I thought I had the right pit strategy. I decided to stay out as long as I could. Caught a caution as I was about to pit. Should have pitted again with 1 to go.  Ran as long as I could. Saved as much fuel as I could. What I would have given for 1 more gallon of gas.

      Hall – p1 – capitalized on long run speed and staying mistake free

      • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
        1. ? Congratulations Steve Thomson #67 Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the Kentucky Speedway
        2. Dwayne McArthur #97 Finished 2nd
        3. Bob Fellenbaum #38 Finished 3rd
      • IROC Challenge: Daytona
        1. – Brian P6 Finished the first stage in P3 and was given an eol.  Avoided trouble thru stage 2 and a late wreck to find myself in P2 for a GWC.  Was happy to push the leader on the bottom to the end but wobbled on the last turn and caused a wreck and limped home in 6th


      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. Win-D City
      2. .
      3. .

      Description

      It’s Chicago Week here in iRacing where we will cover the release of the new Chicago Street Circuit and the iRacing Pro Series inaugural race at the concept track as we start to get ready for the upcoming season 3 build. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast.

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

      Sponsors: 

      www.grid-finder.com

      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 – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

      Links:

      Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

      Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

      Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

      Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

      Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

      Episode 0281

      5/27/2021 – AeroNOTics- Episode 0281

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      The iRacing Coke Series is back again this week at The Charlotte Motorspeedway and Evan Possoco will join us to break down all of the details including some post race controversy. Also, David sat down to interview a brand new iRacers Lounge Podcast partner…

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



      TITLE SPONSOR READ:

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      Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

      Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”





      Topics



      Coke Race – Charlotte [Mike]

      • Lap one and we have caution- .@DerekJustis got loose, clipped @john_gorlinsky and the duo spun off turn 4.
      • LAP 8: @FemiOlat_ continues to battle @MitchelldeJong1 for 2nd
      • LAP 15: @rayalfalla runs 10th. Earlier today he Tweeted that panic mode had been activated and was going full send
      • <<EVAN>>
      • PENALTY: Brad Davies pitted when pit road was closed during the first caution. The @JRMotorsports driver is now 2 laps down after serving his penalty.
      • First to pit at lap 50, @NickOttinger
      • LAP 53: @jmullisracing, @znovak15, and others pit.
      • LAP 54: @KeeganLeahy pits from the lead.
      • <<EVAN>>
      • PENALTY: @swilson3_, speeding on pit road. That’s a stop and hold
      • Trouble for @LoganClampitt_! He tags the barrels entering pit road!
      • Lap 82 – 30 laps later all green flag pitstops have cycle and Keegan Leehe is our leader. Novak mullis. Top nine are on a three stop strategy while Vicente Salas leads the two stoppers. 
      • Halfway into the @CocaCola 300 at the virtual @CLTMotorSpdwy and @KeeganLeahy leads @jmullisracing. They’re on a 3-stop strategy.
      • <<EVAN>>
      • CAUTION LAP 106! @RyanDoucette77 has crashed!
      • .@RyanDoucette77’s monitor went out on the backstretch and he lost control and crashed
      • .Trouble for @vicente_salas14! He had to pit the second time around and loses all of his track position!
      • @jmullisracing, @NickOttinger, @bobbyzalenski, @GarrettLowe_6 and others take the wave around.
      • RESTART 91 to go: @KeeganLeahy and @CaseyKirwan23 lead the field into turn 1.
      • NEW LEADER: @CaseyKirwan23 clears @KeeganLeahy for the lead with 88 to go.
      • @MathesonRacing gets loose and spins on the backstretch. @DerekJustis and @BBryant53 also make contact slowing for the wreck.
      • On the restart, it will be a @XSET 1-2 with @CaseyKirwan23 and @RyanLuza side-by-side with less than 75 laps to go.
      • CAUTION! @GarrettManes crashes in front of the field!
      • Luza gets loose! Manes hits the pit wall! THE BIG ONE AT CHARLOTTE!
      • RESTART 67 to go: @CaseyKirwan23 and @MalikRayTTV lead the field into turn 1.
      • 63 to go: @KeeganLeahy retakes the lead from @CaseyKirwan23
      • @vicente_salas14 has climbed back up to 4th. @ssgracing now runs 3rd and 4th with @MalikRayTTV in 3rd.
      • Up front, @KeeganLeahy is holding NOTHING back. As it stands, they are all racing for second.
      • <<<Evan>>
      • Caution! @AshtonCrowder tries to pit, @jmullisracing had no idea, @MitchelldeJong1 and @Blade_Whitt are also involved!
      • 32 to go: @KeeganLeahy and @MalikRayTTV lead the field into turn 1.
      • CAUTION! @cshearburn got loose checking up and @bdavies_88 gets annihilated! @vicente_salas14’s night goes from bad to worse as he takes some damage in the wreck.
      • Restart 27 to go. Ray takes lead then the big one. 
      • SpaceStation “MALIK RAY HAS TAKEN THE LEAD WHILE THEY WRECK BEHIND HIM”
      • As Keegan loses the lead to Malik after getting loose, @IGann_34 also gets loose, loses it, and @bobbyzalenski and more are involved.
      • RESTART 22 to go: @MalikRayTTV and @RyanLuza lead the field into turn 1. Guest in third. Leahy fourth. Alfalla fifth. 
      • Side-by-side for three laps in a row Ryan luza tries to take the lead from Ray on the outside. Ray holds it. Takes hands off the wheel. 
      • 12 to go: @RyanLuza reports that he burned up his tires. Guest is overheating. 
      • 11 to go: @rayalfalla clears @MGuest33 for 3rd. Then ray gets luza. 
      • Eight to go Ray gets to ray. 
      • Seven to go Ray alfalla gets the lead. Then pulls away.

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



      Chevy’s Suck Dude [Mike]

      Alex Gustafson posted in the forums a late edition patch with updates and fixes for the 2021 Season 2 release including a multi-car drafting performance adjustment on oval tracks for the Chevy Camaro ZL1.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807052.page#12501944

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807147.page



      Indy 500 Top Split Winner [Hall]

      Brandon Traino, a real world tire changer for Joe Gibbs Racing, won his third consecutive top split Indy 500 this weekend.

      https://www.iracing.com/brandon-traino-wins-third-straight-iracing-indianapolis-500/



      Indy Poll [Brian]

      iRacing posted a poll on Twitter asking where did you finish in this weekends Indy 500?



      The History of Papyrus [Kyle]

      Traxion has a story of the history and development of the Papyrus Racing Sims leading up the the introduction of iRacing

      https://traxion.gg/how-iracing-came-to-be-the-papyrus-design-group-story/



      iRacing at the Coca-Cola 600 [Tony]

      Justin Melillo Tweeted that at this week’s Coca-Cola 600, with the lifting of Covid restrictions, Nascar in conjunction with the USO, fans will have the ability to try to set fast times in iRacing rigs with the assistance of several Coke eNascar series drivers. The Playseat sims will be donated post race.

      https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1395743793849278466?s=11



      Road to Pro Update [Brian]

      Nicholas Morse posted the updated standings with just two weeks remaining in the iRacing Road to Pro Regular Season.

      https://twitter.com/nmco18/status/1395832608349687808?s=11



      The Majors 24 [Hall]

      Mike Ouelette announced in the forums the details of their Majors 24 hour race taking place at a famous track located in northeast France on June 12-13th.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802760.page



      Open Letter To iRacing [Brian]

      Gary Larson posted in the forums a plea for iRacing to do something to help out participation in the iR-01 car series, which he loves. There were few races that went official in the last couple of weeks, and they are in time slots that are more Euro friendly and occur during working hours in the US. Greg West replied that there are exciting thing coming up in the series including a championship series they hope to announce soon.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3806706.page#12500780

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3806706.page#12502334



      The iRacers Lounge Podcast 300 [Hall]

      The Monday Night Fast Track Sim Racing League is now officially sponsored by The iRacers Lounge Podcast, with the first race as their sponsorship being the iRacers Lounge Podcast 300 at the Charlotte Motorspeedway.

      May be an image of car and text

      https://www.facebook.com/FastTrackSimRacing/posts/212095174060906



      iRacing IROC Series [Kyle]

      Team member Kyle Pendygraft’s iRacing IROC Series begins tonight, Thursday, May 27th. You can still buy raffle tickets on their website www.iroc-series.com to have a chance to win a Trak Time Entertainment rig with triple mount stands.



      Project K9 Hero 200 Charity Race [Tony]

      Don’t forget to sign up for the Project K9 Hero 200 Charity race at Michigan with the Cup and Xfinity cars. So Join us for a good cause and great racing on Friday, June 11th at 9:00 racetime.

      Come Join Us for the Project K9 Hero 200
      EVENT:
      June 11th 9pm eastern
      Michigan International Speedway
      Practice opens 8pm
      Drivers Meeting 9pm
      Qualifying 9:10pm
      200 Laps with iRacing Cautions
      2 Classes A”Cup” & B”Xfinity”


      HOW TO REGISTER:
      Sign up at https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSePlN54…/viewform
      Minimum $25 donation to the Project K9 Hero website https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/
      Must Note: PK9H200 or Project K9 Hero 200
      Then send us screenshot direct on Facebook, Discord or email of the confirmation by Thursday June 10th Midnight
      All Participants will receive a T- Shirt ( select size in google Doc Registration )

      PRIZES:
      Each Class get its own prize for
      Pole:A free paint from Yuhouse Racing Designs or $10 iRacing Credit
      Winner: Spotlights from Midwest Simulations (https://midwestsim.com/)
      Best Paint with Project K9 Hero Logo $10 iRacing Credit


      Come Join us on:
      Discord : https://discord.gg/pCDGEzru



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      for all you android people:

      https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjE0Nzc0MDg5Ny9zb3VuZHMucnNz

      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 [Tony]



      Hardware/Software


      Company Review [Mike]

      Pure Sims has something for all of your sim racing needs from products from companies like Cube Controls, Sim-Lab, Simucube and more.

      https://pure-sims.com/



      Invert Your Heusinkvelds [Hall]

      Simseats are introducing the SR-X pedal attachment that allows for top or bottom mounts for your Heusinkveld pedals.

      https://twitter.com/simseats/status/1395398483780292608?s=11



      Why we Can’t Have Nice Things [Brian]

      The Sim Channel’s Youtube video breaks down the pricing structure of the new Fanatec CSLDD and explains why having the standard power unit and the ability to upgrade to the higher power unit is a good thing, and nothing to be upset about.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS_ENxJWNLM&t=384s



      Grid Engineering [Kyle]

      Grid Engineering is a Canadian company that has wheel hubs, pedals button boxes and more.

      https://www.grid-engineering.com/



      Rig Review [Tony]

      Someone snapped a photo of a sim rig set up in the back of a car… Because, why not? Just pray for no rain.



      Kfire Racing [Mike]

      Kfire Racing is a Brazilian company that makes F1 inspired racing rigs.

      https://www.instagram.com/p/CPMj4naN_ES/?utm_medium=share_sheet



      45 Set Pedal Comparison [Hall]

      Aaron Maspero is looking to replace his faltering pedals and for his research he’s created a spreadsheet comparing 45 different sets of pedals broken down into multiple categories.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3806264.page#12495926



      Company Review and New Pedals [Brian]

      Simrigs presents the SR Titan Pedal Set for $699

      https://www.simrigs.com/collections/pedals/products/sr-pedals?variant=36507075805346



      How To Pit Macro [Kyle]

      Kendall Kerr asked in the forums if anyone can help me figure out how to set a keyboard shortcut for throw yellow, as well as, clear all black flags?? Staffer David Tucker posted links how to assign macro built into the sim.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807070.page#12502189

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807070.page#12502189

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/425/3203225.page#12011208



      The MS Exclusive [Mike]

      The Motorsports Simulator’s MS Exclusive is a full wrap around, full motion triple monitor sim cockpit for the enthusiast sim racer

      X3 Xtreme simulator

      http://motorsportsimulator.com/ms_exclusive.html



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: COTA

      • Greg – p8 Uneventful
      • Hall = P10, idiot free event
      • Sunday fixed 
        • Mike -p11- started p4 but faded. Got a drive thru and finished w 20x
        • Greg – P5 Started p23 and drove to the front

      Race: Charlotte

      • Wed Open:
        • Hall –p14, top split, 1 caution, gotta practice green flag stops
        • Kyle – P P-24 Started 4th and ran top 10 most of the race. Was running 6 and dove to avoid a wreck and nailed in the back end and the car was junk. I ran 10 more laps until the car was uncontrollable and slammed the outside wall out of turn 2 and then slammed the inside wall. So i raged quit at midnight and finished with a P-24


      Official Series

      • Open Indy 500 

      Hall – P11  top split of non qual with slowest qualifiers




      League / Hosted Races

      1. Congratulations Tom Ogle #11 Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway
      2. Dwayne McArthur #97 Finished 2nd
      3. Andrew Hess #54 Finished 3rd


      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. AeroNOTics- Episode 0281
      2. .
      3. .

      Description

      The iRacing Coke Series is back again this week at The Charlotte Motorspeedway and Evan Possoco will join us to break down all of the details including some post race controversy. Also, David sat down to interview a brand new iRacers Lounge Podcast partner… 

      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

      Hosts:

      Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

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      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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      AJ Prichett –

      Links:

      Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

      Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

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      Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

      Episode 0280

      5/20/2021 – Wanna see my COTA? – Episode 0280

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      On the show this week, we welcome back Evan Possoco, the voice of eNascar, to review it’s first ever visit to The Circuit of the Americas. The Pro Invitational was also at COTA and we’ll review their race and much, much more coming right up.

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



      TITLE SPONSOR READ:

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      Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

      Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”



      Topics



      Coke Race – COTA

      • Late start – word was they restricted the session to ‘pro’s’ only, but it was ‘Road Pro’s Only’, so there were only two drivers who could get into the server…
      • Grid – Dejong 3 tenths over bobby, salas, bowlin, ottinger, leahy, mullis , vincent, 
      • @bobbyzalenski gets turned in turn 1! Ottinger locked them up just a bit getting into 1 and spins bobby now 13ths. Puts mullis up to 2nd bowlin leahy wilson vincent hurst reynolds manes conti
      • <<<<Evan speaks….>>>>
      • Trouble! @rayalfalla gets CLOBBERED by @AshtonCrowder! Crowder is done for the night. Alfalla got help from @LoganClampitt_
      • Excellent run so far for @blakereynolds66, up from 21st to 7th after the early chaos. He’s the biggest move of the race so far at lap 9.
      • <<<<Evan speaks….>>>>
      • On the opposite side of things, @NickOttinger is having the toughest night after starting in fifth, he’s running 37th, beaten and battered.
      • LAP 11: @MitchelldeJong1 leads @jmullisracing by about 4.5 seconds.
      • Twenty to go – stops starting – 19 to go a bunch of the top ten pit – including bobby 
      • Leahy on cold tires after pitting drives it nose 1st into the barrier and loses maybe 10 seconds
      • <<<<Evan speaks….>>>>
      Image

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



      Tidbits on NextGen Car

      In the forums we see some members sharing their thoughts on the Next Gen Car as well as iRacing staffers answering member questions and giving some background of its development on iRacing.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3804543.page#12492983

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3804543.page#12493003

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3804543.page#12493740

      Then a POLL – Is NASCAR Going the Right Direction?

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3806109.page#12495682



      Come Back Discount

      iRacing is offering a 25% off discount for members returning to the service.

      May be an image of car and text

      https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159523963561085/?d=n



      RYCO eNASCAR Setups – Signing Of Quin Houff

      Ken Biron announced on the forums that Ryco Motorsports are joining with Nascar Cup driver Quin Houff who will be using their setups to test and practice each week for his Nascar races along with running their setups in official races.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805693.page#12492907



      Why the Change at COTA?

      Eric Hudec posted in regard to the COTA track surface updates that “Ostensibly the track has gained grip. We change our macro surface roughness parameters to be more appropriate to the actual surface. It’s a relatively new asphalt showing little ageing and, really, could make use of driving a bit ‘younger’ than our baseline values provided. “

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805588.page#12491852



      Not Top 10 Highlights

      iRacing released the May 2021 edition of ‘Not Top 10 Highlights’ video on their Youtube Channel

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47vjhLa5_pg



      Alfredo’s iRacing Body Panels

      The Racing Warehouse, a site that sells all kinds of specialty racing items, was offering Anthony Alfredo’s iRacing body panels from his race at Martinsville.



      Next Gen Favs

      On the Nascar Website in the Galleries menu they have posted some of the best paint schemes for the Next Gen Cup painted for iRacing.

      https://twitter.com/steveluvender/status/1394349954701922305?s=11

      https://www.nascar.com/gallery/some-of-the-best-next-gen-schemes-painted-for-iracing-by-fans/#photo-1



      More Josh Rogers Awards

      The accolades keep coming for Porsche eSports Supercup Champion Josh Rogers as he takes home the Overtake Award and getting an awesome Arai Racing helmet as a prize.

      https://twitter.com/jkrogers_92/status/1394265821191487488?s=11



      Release Notes

      iRacing dropped the release notes for season 2 patch 6 hotfix 1

      https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1394278027387932681?s=11

      https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000160687-2021-se2-pa6-hotfix-1-release-notes-2021-05-16-01-



      Indy 500 Sets

      Greg West announced on the forums that iRacing is dropping some competitive race and qualifying setups for the upcoming iRacing Indy 500 open in order to help level the playing field and help[ avoid having to rely on 3rd party setups.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3806069.page#12495208



      Majors 500

      The Majors Series posted a video of the finish of their Majors Series 500 that concluded with an incredibly narrow margin of .002 seconds



      NASCAR Pro Invitational

      With 16 laps to go in the Pro Invitational, in car analyst Clint Bowyer makes a bad late turn into pit road and makes hard contact with the leader, James Davidson.

      James Davidson claimed a commanding victory in the Pro Invitational Race at COTA. The Austrailian driver and explained how he got it done claiming “This is my wheelhouse.”

      https://traxion.gg/enpis-james-davison-scores-first-nascar-victory-virtually-at-cota/

      https://kickinthetires.net/esports/davison-dominates-pro-invitational-at-virtual-cota/



      iRacing IROC Series

      Team member Kyle Pendygraft’s iRacing IROC Series begins on Thursday, May 27th with a chance to win a Trak Time Entertainment rig with triple mount stands.

      https://www.iroc-series.com/



      Charity Race

      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      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 [Brian]



      Hardware/Software



      DK2 Motion System

      Peter Sosinski announced in the forums that the next batch of DK2 Pro Motion System will be available at the end of the month

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805539.page#12491189

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jplG2T-nTAs



      Sim Center Opening

      we are a Simulator Race Facility that offers 10 full motion simulators for the public. Go to Our Simulators page to book your simulator or group event today. 

      https://www.facebook.com/110112660785834/posts/301581164972315/?d=n

      https://www.instagram.com/p/CO8sMEmD9zT/?igshid=1agu1sm8mthpf



      Vive Pro 2 Announced

      Vive has announced the release of their upcoming Pro 2 VR Headset

      VIVE Pro 2 Headset

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805304.page

      https://www.vive.com/ca/product/vive-pro2/specs/



      Ambient Lighting Project Update

      Mike updates us on the progress of him ambient lighting project



      IRFFB – Yes or No

      Sent in by Jason Bosse- Tommy Brandon posted a Youtube video on irffb (iRacing Force Feedback) saying “I knew about it in 2019 when i joined but never tried irffb. Maybe i should have. Long intro…just go to 21 minute mark.”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZtiw35ZJIU



      DRE New Beta

      DRE (Digital Race Engineer) has a new beta out that is an upgraded communication system for info in your racing session

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805920.page#12493603

      https://www.thedigitalraceengineer.com/



      Company Review

      The Axsim’s Formula Simulator racing cockpit for max realism coming in at 36,000pounds

      Formula Simulator - red

      https://www.axsim.racing/



      Mike Forgot

      Here are a couple of sequential shifters that we forgot from last week’s reviews. One is the Derek Spears Designs Pro Sequential Shifter for $300

      Picture

      http://derekspearedesigns.com/2015-dsd-pro-sequential.html

      Simworx

      Also the Simworx sequential shifter coming in at 560aud

      DSC_0006 copy.jpg

      https://www.simworx.com.au/controls/sequential-shifter



      Stint Analyzer

      The Stint Analyzer is a analytics program to help you break down your race sessions

      https://github.com/stintanalyzer/stintanalyzer/wiki

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3806414.page



      Company Review

      The UGX-Shop has tube and 80/20m rigs to complete your setup

      https://www.ugx-shop.com/



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Dover

      • Ellis –  – dnf. Got the queued on the last lap had a meatball because of other fools who can’t control their car had a top-10 going. 
      • Hall = P9 strong car at end
      • Rochette P-Ran Indy
      • Steve – pole. Then lead some laps then got taken out
      • Sunday Open
        • Rochette- P Ran Indy 
        • Hall – p 11  Likely would have a top 10, but car infront of me spun on a yellow flag pit right in front of me.  90 seconds of damage
        • Tom D – p don’t know.  Was trying some crazy tire ideas to keep an extra set in case of late cautions. Got taken out from some net code and a driver that couldn’t wait.
      • Sunday fixed 
        • Mike -pI didn’t finish the Dover race I messed up with about 40 to go the guy in front of me hit the wall I tried to escape but there was a guy below me and I killed him , and the field
        • Brian – Pwreked. As I listen to Brian and Tylers race, I felt like there should be circus music playing in the background (Mike) Managed a P19 thru pure persistance
        • Tyler. Pwrekd, stunk up the show with a 17th place finish. Hit everything but the pace car since it was hiding behind a wall. Even tagged my own teammate. Bye bye to Miles the Monster as he was not kind to me. Sry Bmac for the spin

      Race: Cota

      • Wed Open:
        • Hall -p21  Got rear bumper and spoiler destroyed before green even came out.  Same guy dive bombs me on lap 1, dive bobs and wrecks out another car, then spins him self out.  He finished last.  Racecraft pro eh?
        • Ellis – p16 – 20x – great run – had no idea I would not get DQ’d… 
        • Rochette – P7 stayed clean helluva battle last 2 laps for p7 with leader right behind us
        • Greg p10
      • Thurs Open   
        • Ellis – p.10 out of 22 – qualified 14th – was 10th by 1st lap – spun off a few times got a drive thru w 4 to go and didnt actually lose any spots on that penalty…


      Official Series

      • FIXED Indy 500 

      Rochette P wrecked in all 3 of my races




      League / Hosted Races

      • Pacific Majors – INDY 500
        1. Hall – p wrecked. Quick repair would not work. 
        2. Greg – running PIII allowed car takes us out. 
        3.  Tom – p12.  Got into an accident on lap one. Used up my one quick repair.  Had to play defensive racing the rest of the race.  Was able to miss everything around me. I’ll take the 12th place finish
      • Premier Race Network Cup:
        1. Tom D – P1 – qualified 9th.  Dint not have get off speed (guess that’s been my season).  Was able to work myself to the lead just before lap 50 when the top 5 guys decided to make a 3 pit stop race.  My long run speed was great, so I decided to do a 2 stopper.  I was able to lap the field and take home my 2nd win of the season. 
      • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
        1. ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at The Circuit Of The Americas    
        2. Dwayne McArthur #97  Finished 2nd
        3. Eddie Jones #14 Finished 3rd


      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. Wanna see my COTA?
      2. .
      3. .

      Description

      Evan returns this week to cover the inaugural Coke Series Race at The Circuit of the Americas in a dominating road race. The real Nascar drivers are back at COTA as well and we’ll cover that as well. And in Hardware we found a rig for the everyday racer that comes n just under 150k, so order yours today! All this and more on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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

      Sponsors: 

      www.grid-finder.com

      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 – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

      AJ Prichett –

      Links:

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      Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

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      Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

      Episode 0279

      5-13-2021 – Sequential Quaifing – Episode 0279

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      On the show today we will look at the new Dirt Ladder, we’ll ask should they take the Joy out of the Pro Invitational and we’ll give you some sequential shifter options for the Next Gen Cup cars.

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



      TITLE SPONSOR READ:

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      Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

      Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”



      Topics



      New Dirt Road Ladder [Hall]

      iRacing Dirt Road users will have an expanded path through public events and the opportunity to earn Class A licenses for the first time beginning with 2021 Season 3. The new Dirt Road ladder will introduce additional rallycross and off-road truck series, while also adding the brand new Volkswagen Beetle RX Lite to iRacing Rallycross competition.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804610.page#12486698



      Josh Rogers’ New Bling [Brian]

      Newly crowned Porsche eSports Supercup champion Josh Rogers shows off his award for winning the Tag Heuer pole award for winning 5 of the 10 poles this season.



      Daniel Morad on the VCO [Kyle]

      Daniel Morad, iRacing Pro Series LMP2 champion, was special guest host of the VCO studio show Monday on their Youtube Channel,



      Email from Listener Jason Conklin [Mike]

      Show listener Jason Conklin wrote the show after our discussion last week regarding the Pro Invitational, particularly the style of commentary from lead announcer Mike Joy, and offered some strong opinions on the matter.



      New League Announcement [Kyle]

      Our own Kyle Pendygraft will be hosting a the new iRacing IROC Series league!



      Give That Car a Push! [Tony]

      iRacing posted a video of member Russell Clark gets a single car length from finishing his Skip Barber race.



      Smoke Screen [Hall]

      iRacing Tweeted a video from member Michael Gonzales of him avoiding a smoke filled caution at Kansas Speedway.



      Four New Fixed Series [Brian]

       iRacing will debut four new fixed series—the Fixed F3 Championship, LMP2 Prototype Challenge, World of Outlaws Fixed Sprint Cars, and Formula Vee iRacing Series—in time for 2021 Season 3!

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805509.page



      Ladies Night Out Racing [Tony]

      Come join the Aftermath guys for the Ladies Night Out Flower Power Race Saturday Night at 9pm with the Cup cars at Charlotte Motorspeedway.

      May be an image of ‎text that says '‎AFTERMATH PODCAST םld Bastards Racing League Ladies Flower Power CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY Saturday, May 15 Practice 8pm Race 9pm EST Unlimited Fast Repairs Laps with Fixed Set-up NASCAR CUP CARS‎'‎

      https://www.facebook.com/ladiesnightoutracing/posts/129085199273861



      Save The Date Charity Race [Kyle]

      Come and Join The iRacers Lounge as we host The Multiclass of Madness in Michigan Charity Race on June 11th at 9:00 Eastern.

       iracers Lounge presents Multiclass of Madness in Michigan

      June 11 9pm eastern

      @michigan International Speedway 100 laps 
      Multiclass cup/Xfinity
      Prizes for overall, best in class and class  Pole winners
      Registration information still to come 



      6 Hours at the Glen [Mike]

      Greg West posted the details of the 6 hours at the Glen

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805594.page



      2021 Season 2 Patch 6 [Hall]

      The Release note for patch 6 of season 2 from Alex Gustavson in the forums

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805568.page#12491541

      Date: June 18-20

      Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT
      Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT
      Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT
      Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

      8 cars confirmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805594.page#12491992



      Heavy Discussion on the Package [Mike]

      Michael Gest asked in poll in the forums if the Aero Push in the cup and trucks is too much.

      We have had aero push back in iRacing for the NASCAR cup car and truck for the last 6 months or so now. I have raced most weeks, and from what I can tell, there is zero racing going on after lap 15 of any run at any track. Unless you really destroy your tires, the leader is untouchable, even if they are .2-.3 slower in real pace.

      There just seems to be a disconnect in the ability to make moves after a certain point in the run compared to real life, especially as the field begins to spread out.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805537.page#12491291

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3805537.page#12491243



      Launcher Located [Tony]

      A Youtube video from Casper 139971 shows a trophy truck flipping over a retaining wall where it found a launcher.



      Good Luck Adam! [Mike]

      Tifosi teammate Adam Josselyn will be competing on the real track Firday in his winged kart, Good Luck Adam!




      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      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 [Tony]



      Hardware/Software


      Rig Review [Hall]

      Jack Dowel Motorsports built this rig for member Anthony Burtt



      Simlab Seat [Mike]

      Soon to be introduced will be the Simlab Racing Seat.



      Playseat Sensation Pro 2021 Update [Tony]

      Playseat announced the updated 2021 version of the Sensation Pro for $1899



      Ambient Light Follow Up [Mike]

      After the hardware story last week about the in game ambient light system, our own Mike Ellis purchased the components and installed it in his race room.



      Sidebite Sim Tear Off Sensor [Brian]

      Sidebite makes a simulated Tear off button that mounts on either a ball cap or can be mounted to any VR headset to simulate the motion or removing dirty tear offs from your helmet visor.

      20201231_190015.jpg

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804655.page#12487124

      https://www.sidebitesim.com/



      FS HRS Pedal Pads [Kyle]

      Joe Sullivan is selling sets of CNC pedal pads for the HE Pro and Ultimate pedals.

      [Thumb - IMG-20210425-WA0001.jpg]
      [Thumb - IMG-20210508-WA0003.jpg]

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804903.page#12487665



      GTR GTA Simulator [Hall]

      The GTR GTA Model simulator with adjustable seat and color options going for $389.99

      https://gtrsimulator.com/product-category/racing-simulator/gta%EF%B8%8F-model/



      Rig Recommendations for John Hughes [Mike]

      iRacing Staffer John Hughes is thinking of stepping out from his deck and getting a racing rig, and is asking the iRacing members for recommendations.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804879.page#12487406

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804879.page#12487767



      A Classic Rig [Tony]

      The Ricmotech AP-Xtreme Wide Triple Monitor Bare Chassis for $2075

      https://www.ricmotech.com/ap-xtreme-3000uw-sim-racing-chassis

      https://www.ricmotech.com/basic-simulator-cockpit



      Car to Plane Transformation [Brian]

      R/Simracig on Reddit has a video of a Simlab GT1 evo transforming from driving to flight simulator.



      New CSL Pedals [Kyle]

      Fanatec has announced the unveiling of their new CSL Pedals to compliment the introduction of the CSL DD wheel base

      https://forum.fanatec.com/discussion/23140/the-revolution-continues-the-new-csl-pedals/p1?new=1



      Sequential Shifter Showdown [Mike]

      With the release of the Nascar Next Gen Cup Car, there may be a lot of new interest in sequential shifters, so we’ll run down a few out there on the market for your consideration.

      The Aiologs Projects Sim Shifter $165

      https://shop.aiologs.net/


      Frex Simulations Shift+ 12,00 yen [Hall]

      https://frex.com/store/product/shift/


      PSL Sequential Shifter V2 425 pounds [Brian]


      Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter $180 [Kyle]

      https://www.thrustmaster.com/en_US/products/th8a-add-shifter


      SHH Shifter 98 euros [Tony]

      https://www.shiftershh.com/en/3-shifters


      Heusinkveld Sim Sequential Shifter 173euros [Mike]

      https://heusinkveld.com/shop/shifters-handbrakes/sim-shifter-sequential-2/


      Ricmotec Semi Professional Shifter $800 [Hall]

      Semi-Professional Quaife Sequential Shifter | Ricmotech

      https://www.ricmotech.com/professional-sequential-pro-sim-shifter-quaife


      Fanatec Clubsport Shifter SQ V 1.5 $250 [Brian]

      Fanatec SQ 1.5 Shifter

      https://fanatec.com/us-en/shifters-others/clubsport-shifter-sq-v-1.5

      Jinx Sequential Shifter V2 - Puresims

      DONT FORGET JINX

      https://jinxshifters.com/collections/simulation-shifters/products/v2-jinx-sequential-shifter



      Advanced Sim Racing ASR 6 [Kyle]

      Advanced Sim Racing offers their ASR 6 80/20 platform rig on royal blue for $1299.00

      ASR 6 - ROYAL BLUE (SHIPPING APRIL 16)

      https://www.advancedsimracing.com/collections/aluminum-frames-1/products/asr-6-royal-blue-shipping-april-16



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Darlington

      • Ellis –  – P 18-kept hitting center of 3 and 4 to get my stripe and ended up w drive thru penalty after 17x – was running well still top ten, but wrecked
      • Hall = P wrecked on purpose,

      Rochette P17 stuck a lap down when a lapped car black flagged me

      • Adam- pKinda busy, Just write me down for a p9 Sunday in NIS and a B open win Saturday night with a 3 wide pass for the lead going into one
      • Hall – p wrecked

      Tom D – p12. Did not run well at the beginning of the race. Made a dumb mistake on pit road and lost 2 laps. Worked my way back on lead lap

      • Sunday fixed 
        • Mike -p5 – It was tight on the long runs lots of stripes in the middle of 3 and 4 – had a lucky caution after missing pit road on a gf stop and turned but the car didnt turn went right back on track – next time around i was pulling in and some guy did the same thing but actually wrecked really hard going straight into wall at 4…
        • Brian – Pdns needed a firmware update to stop some headset glitches
        • Kyle – P20
      • Wed Open:
        • Hall – Top Split p14 – set showed loose into corner that didn’t show in practice.  Was out to lunch and 2 laps down struggling to keep car on track.  Climbed back up with adjustments, others mistakes, and very lucky cautions.
        • Kyle – Pwrecked
        • Ellis – p7 – really loose – ran as high as third was not great on the longer runs  – survived basically
        • Rochette – Pwrecked self spun for the 1st time in along time ended my day when a car was letting me by and wrecked me 
      • Thurs Open  .

      Rochette P17 absolutely sucked today done with Dover tear it down



      Official Series

       B open win Saturday night with a 3 wide pass for the lead going into one

      • PDS Euro Sprint

      Hall WIN at Silverstone




      League / Hosted Races

      • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
        • Mike – p wrecked out – had a good race going got loose off 4 and couldn’t save it
        • Brian- p 6 Didn’t qualify.  Just ran a patient, safe race and it paid off
      • Premier Race Network Cup:
        • Tom D – p3. Did not have the get home on the start of a run. But was a rocket at the end of run. Caution free, I’ll take a top 5 and move into 2nd in points. 
      • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
        • ? Congratulations Dwayne McArthur #97  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at Dover International Speedway 
        • Steve Thomson #67  Finished 2nd
        • Tom Ogle #11 Finished 3rd


      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. .Sequential Quaifing
      2. .

      Description

      On this weeks show we find out if there’s no Joy in the Pro invitational Series. What new series are getting fixed (gulp), and we give you lots of options for all of your Next Gen sequential shifter needs. All of this and more on this weeks 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: 

      www.grid-finder.com

      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 – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

      Links:

      Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

      Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

      Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

      Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

      Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

      Episode 0278

      5/6/2021 – iRacing: The Next Generation – Episode 0278

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      iRacing reveals one of it’s best, most closely guarded secrets ever as the Pro Invitational races with the new Nex Gen Cup car, and releases it to the community as a whole. It’s been an exciting week for us fans and Nascar, and we can’t wait to get to it!

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



      TITLE SPONSOR READ:

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      Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

      Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”



      Topics



      Conti’s Rig [Brian]

      JR Motorsports posted an article on their website that Michael Conti, driver of the number 8 JRM Coke Series Car, will be now racing in his brand new WR-1 Sim Chassis, who also sponsored his car. He says that level of immersion is quite a change of pace for him after running for years with his Logitech wheel pedals and shifter.

      https://www.jrmracing.com/media/2021/04/29/wr1-sim-chassis-next-level-simulation-comes-to-jrm



      Do You Get the iRacing Jitters? [Kyle]

      David Wilson asked in a poll in the forums if you get nerves during a Race?

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802950.page#12480952



      IR18 Crashes [Mike]

      iRacing Support posted on Twitter that they are aware of an issue where the sim crashes to the desktop while in the Dallara IR18. They are currently investigating and will have a fix as soon as they have something ready.



      Better Half Update [Hall]

      Bobby Labonte Tweeted that he’s been having a little trouble getting in his iRacing Rig because his wife’s been practicing foe the Better Half iRacing Dash.



      40% Off of New Accounts [Brian]

      iRacing is offering new members a new start discount of 40%

      https://www.iracing.com/membership/



      “Go away, Mom! I’m training for the Olympics!” [Greg]

      Coleman Molnar authored an article on the Driving.ca website saying that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the launch of a new series of official virtual events, including a motorsport component to be played out within the video game world of Gran Turismo. It will be called the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS) and it will go down from May 13 to June 23, before the actual Olympic Games in Tokyo.



      Evan’s in the Money [Kyle]

      None other than Evan Posocco, the voice of eNascar, won the Camping World Dash $10,000 shopping spree for predicting the winner and the number of laps lead for the Camping World Truck Race this past weekend at Kansas. Evan correctly predicted Kyle Busch for the win with 59 laps lead.

      Mo Money Up For Grabs [Hall]

      Marcus Lemonis is putting up more cash for iRacers. You can win a $5000 Camping World Shopping spree if your Retro painted car is picked.



      BMW Sim GT Cup-Road Atlanta [Brian]

      The VRS Coanda Simsport duo of Josh Rogers and Mitchell deJong go back-to-back in the BMW SIM GT Cup with a dominant win at Road Atlanta this Sunday. The pairing led all but one of the 95 laps completed to score a decisive victory, repeating their dominant victory in their top split win last month at Silverstone.

      https://www.iracing.com/rogers-and-dejong-go-back-to-back-in-bmw-sim-gt-cup-with-road-atlanta-triumph/



      Server Problems [Mike]

      Nicholas Bailey posted in the forums that early on Sunday Morning iRacing experienced an issue on a node within the primary database cluster. They are still investigating the root cause, but the result was that no results or championship points were recorded in the race sessions at that time.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3803190.page#12482785

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3803187.page#12482977



      NASCAR Pro Invitational [Hall]

      Tim Clark, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer who leads the operation of NASCAR’s digital platform including NASCAR.com, tweeted that “We just keep finding value in this (iRacing) platform. The @iRacing team was one of the first partners to get under the hood on the #NextGen car. Using a virtual environment to build the on track product is incredibly unique and pretty badass.

      [Brian]

      FOX Sports announced on their Twitter the star studded pre race guests of The Dead Daises with R&R Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes on the National Anthem, Darrell Waltrip and wife Stevie giving the invocation, and The King, Richard Petty, giving the command.

      [Kyle]

      Erik Jones goes from third to first in one move going into turn one with two laps to go and holds on for the victory.



      Next Gen Car is Here! [Mike]

      Dale Earnhardt Jr posted on Twitter that the Next Gen Cars are here, and are immediately available on iRacing!

      [Mike…cont]

      iRacing followed Nascar on Wednesday with their own official announcement video of the Next Gen Car for immediate release.

      https://www.iracing.com/nascar-next-gen-cars-available-now/

      [Kyle]

      Alex Gustafson made the announcement in the forums of the availably and descriptions of the Next Gen Car.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804492.page#12485283

      Paints [Greg]

      Ryan Pistana was quickest the the paint booth and tweeted a picture of the first Next Gen Paint scheme recorded in Trading Paints.

      Garage [Hall]

      Anthony Alfredo posted a video Youtube video on his channel going thru new chassis setting in the new Next Gen Racecar.



      Reverse Drafting [Brian]

      Alex Fox posted on Youtube a video of the new Next Gen Car drafting around the iRacing Superspeedway in reverse, in a show of incredible car control.



      New Customer Special [Mike]

      With the release of the Next Gen Car iRacing is offerinf, for a limited time, a first year discount of $20.22 by using code PR-2022NEXTGEN



      Darlington Updated [Greg]

      Brian Mercurio Tweeted that it looks like we’ve got the new visuals for Darlington, and they look awesome.



      Last minute updates before Wednesday NASCAR [Kyle]

      iRacing dropped a last minute hotfix before the start of the Pro Invitational Race Wednesday with some new signage for the televised event.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3804450.page#12484717



      IRX All-Star Race Rd 2 [Hall]

      IRX All-Star Race Rd 2 was held at the new Barcelona Rally Course with the win going to Jonnie Ollikainen, Kevin Ellis Jr in second and Rasmus Tuominen in third.

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      Memories…[Brian]

      As Nascar moves into their throwback race this weekend at Darlington, iRacing goes throwback as Nascar on NBC posts a video of Papyrus’ Nascar Racing from 1994!



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      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 [Brian]


      Hardware/Software



      Company Review [Hall]

      On the Chris Haye Simracing Youtube channel he reviews the new Pro Sim Rig PSR1 80/20 system.

      https://www.raceanywhere.co.uk/



      FOV Police [Brian]

      On the Nisch Youtube channel he’s been testing a 6dof motion system they’ve been building. We can only hope the monitors are relocated after the tests are complete.



      CSL DD Closer Look [Mike]

      Traxion posted a closer look at the recently, and highly anticipated, CSL DD wheel base, going into a deeper look into what’s known about the upcoming offering from Fanatec.



      Next Level Immersion [Brian]

      Will Ford on the Boosted Media posted a video on how to achieve next level of immersion with his ambient lighting setup.



      Q3 Hydraulic Pedal Preview [Kyle]

      Q3 Simsport has a YouTube overview and preview video of their new Q3 hydraulic pedals.

      https://www.q3simsport.com/shop



      Simgrade R7 Pedals [Greg]

      Tim Koskela announced in the forums the release of a new set of pedals, the Simgrade R7 Pedals . The aim was to maximize the pedal control by 3-point support for the feet and loads of adjustability for ergonomics and the resistance level, progressivity and a few special features. Also one of the biggest things was to create quiet pedals with no need to lubricate all the time, Also the end stops are big part of the silent operation, so those got some attention as well.

       

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797980.page

      https://simgrade.fi/product/r7-pedals/


      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Kansas

      • Ellis –  – P wrecked out lap 3 i go high on a guy and he doesnt give any room and we clip and get destroyed – down 200 RPM about to blow up – i parked it.
      • Hall = P4 –  frustrated with long run of set most race, late caution allowed me to steal a lot of spots.  The caution was actually caused by a blown tire right in front of the dominant leader
      • Rochette P12 dont remember must’ve sucked
      • Brian- P27 Started mid pack, moved into the top 10, Didn’t have much for the leaders, but didn’t matter because got caught up in someone else’s crap.  33 minutes required
      • Sunday fixed 
      • Mike -p17 – ran pretty good anywhere from 8th to 20th – about 10 to go under caution this guy two cars up literally slams on his brakes and we all pile in…
      • Brian – P12  Felt more competitive in the fixed, but not great on short runs.  Lot’s of early cautions. Had one decent long run and made my way up to 3rd. Got caught up in a wreck on a GWC and dropped to 12th
      • Stephen – p4
      • Tyler – P4 – pumped after my first top 5 in NIS. Also my first start in the A car at Kansas. Fun race stayed high the whole time. Even managed to have a 0X. 
      • Hall – p15 Top split, no caution after lap 17.    Did have minor rear from a car behind me not seeing the wreck even as I called it out.

      Race: Darlington

      • Wed Open:
        • Hall – p wrecked out, combination of a guy everyone knows is the new “wreckless” guy, and cautions not coming out leading to another guy hitting me as the yellow didn’t come out till I stopped sliding backwards in the middle of the track.  FIX THE DAMN CAUTIONS
        • Kyle – P? I dont wanna talk about it. DQ 2 laps to go
        • Tom D. P dns?
        • Ellis – p 6 – was running 2nd w last gf stops, then caution – had to take a wave around and could only get back to 5th then slipped to 6th. Tim Phillips won his first NiS race ever after 7 years of NiS…
      • Thurs Open  
        • Ellis – p..dnf – got doored and was frustrated and put it in the wall a lap later

      Rochette P16 what a cluster Fook got a drive thru and engine blew a lap after



      Official Series

      Pro 2 Trucks – Tyler Williamson – p1 – https://twitter.com/tylerfatboy1990/status/1389786168942899200?s=11




      League / Hosted Races

      • FastTrack Sim Racing League – kansas
        • Mike- p 3- ended up missing the start as I almost forgot to change sets – was dead last half lap down – gf stops eventually started i stayed out – with only 1 lap left of fuel, caution – now i have one more set than most others – got a late caution, me and two others took tires blew by the rest… Might of been able to win but wasnt aggressive enough (Alan P wins, Wes Hurd loaded a q set…)
        • Moorley – p5 – had it totally won but some guy parked it on the grass to tow and it brought out the caution… (This is the thing about having teammates in the same race, when you split strategy, it usually means one of you ends up losing….)
        • Tom – p14 – hit wall on last lap ended last car on lead lap
        • we are recruiting.  
        • Must have experience running A opens and Nis open weekly. A license,  Good attitude and racecraft is a must. 
        • We are on grid finder. Discord link is on gridfinder.
        • Can find us in league directory.  FastTrack ( all one word) sim racing.  Jeffrey Marble shows up as owner.  
      • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
        • ? Congratulations Tom Ogle #11 Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Darlington Raceway,
        • Steve Thomson #67 Finished 2nd
        • Dwayne McArthur #97 Finished 3rd


      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. iRacing- The Next Generation
      2. .
      3. .

      Description

      Not much new this week…except the completely unexpected release of the Next Gen Nascar Cup car!! We’ll preview all we know of the new car and the Pro Invitational Race at Darlington where it made it’s debut. Stick around for Hardware/software where you can learn how to make lightning strikes in your racing room. All on 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: 

      www.grid-finder.com

      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 – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

      AJ Prichett –

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      Episode 0277

      4/29/2021 – 6 Strong – Episode 0277

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      Today we’ll be reviewing the Coke Series race at Kansas with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco, the season finale of the Porsche Supercup Series at Monza, and all the great content you’ve come to expect.

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



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      Topics



      Coke News [Mike]

      https://www.iracing.com/shearburn-becomes-seventh-enascar-winner-to-start-2021-season-at-kansas/

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



      Cautions Are Broke [Hall]

      After a week at Talladega there’s lot of new evidence that the cautions are broken. Sideslick1024 posted a couple of videos on his Youtube channel and team member Tyler Williamson also posted a clip of a cautionless wreck.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3800405.page#12456649



      RTP Did You Watch It? [Greg]

      The Road to Pro series was at Talladega in the Trucks where Brad Wright went from 17th to 1st on the final lap to take the win.



      Member Highlights [Tony]

      iRacing released it’s Member Highlights for March/April on their Youtube channel.



      PESC All Stars [Mike]

      Emily Jones took the victory in the main race of the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup All-Stars race Saturday wrapping up the series championship in the process.

      PESC Championship [Brian]

      Josh Rodgers didn’t take the week off despite wrapping up the series championship last week by taking another victory in Saturday’s race at Monza completing a dominant season. Second place went to Mitchell deJong and third goes to Yohann Harth.



      New Porsche [Hall]

      During the broadcast of the Porsche Supercup Finale, iRacing revealed the Porsche GT3 R which will be available this June in the season 3 build.

      Porsche 911 GT3 R [Greg]

      Accompanying the announcement of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R iRacing posted an introduction video on its Youtube Channel.

      https://www.twitch.tv/videos/999309684?t=02h18m54s



      Massive Reports of Stats are Down [Mike]

      iRacing had issues on Saturday where stats were not displaying in their results. Staffer Nicholas Bailey replied in the forums that they were being fixed and updated fairly quickly.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802142.page#12474227

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802206.page#12474838

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802152.page#12474334

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802149.page#12474295

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802194.page#12474709

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802140.page#12474201

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802141.page#12474204

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802149.page#12474295



      2021 Indy 500 [Tony]

      Greg West posted in the forums the details of the iRacing 2021 Indy 500.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802338.page

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802336.page



      Fixed or Open [Mike]

      iRacing posted a poll on Twitter asking if drivers prefer fixed setup races versus open setup races.



      NASCAR at Chicago [Hall]

      With the unveiling last month of the Chicago Street Circuit coming to iRacing the Sports Business Journal reports that Nascar is exploring running a Chicago street race in the coming years. The post also confirmed the iRacing will serve as a dry run test for an eventual real-life version. The Nascar Pro Invitational schedule has a race on June 2nd with a track TBD speculating it could be the Chicago test run.



      Nurburgring Champs [Kyle]

      The BMW Team Redline trio of Max Benecke, Chris Lulham, and Max Verstappen led 158 of 174 laps from the pole to dominate top split of the 24 Hours of Nurburgring this past weekend in one of iRacing’s most grueling endurance events.



      Better than Rain [Tony]

      Jacob Pinkstaff thinks it would be cool to add river boat racing to the iRacing service. Could this be the next form of racing iRacing might tackle.

      [Thumb - boat.jpg]

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801746.page#12469683



      Life Imitating Art [Mike]

      This weekends Geico 500 Nascar Race at Talladega had some eerie similarities to the Pro Invitational race last Wednesday including Joey Logano getting airborne in the same painted car and the wins of both races going to Brad Keselowski in identically painted cars as well.



      iRacing Critics [Greg]

      Chris Schutte posted in the forums some critical discussions being had after watching the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. Some people in the discussion tried to make the point that despite their love of the game, they have certain gripes with the service that needs attention which, according to them, iRacing would suffer from eventually if not addressed

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802214.page



      Hood to The Neck [Tony]

      Michael Cosley Jr Tweeted a photo of an iRacing driver who was unfortunate enough to have the hood of an opponent’s car go thru his neck after a track incident.



      Richmond Raceway/VSU Partnership [Brian]

      An article in the Richmond Times Dispatch tells the story that Richmond Raceway and Virginia State University will form a partnership to operate the track’s esports team in a first-of-its kind arrangement. NASCAR will hire a VSU student intern to manage the simulated racing program, and other VSU students will work on its marketing, graphic design, event coordination and team operations.

      https://richmond.com/news/local/education/virginia-state-university-richmond-raceway-partner-for-e-sports-program/article_1fa2d21e-88a4-5c62-a414-936ecdc0e4bf.html



      Better Half Dash [Hall]

      Motor Racing Outreach will be partnering with iRacing and Fox sports to bring you the Better Half Dash, a virtual race to be broadcasted on June 10th on a special edition of Nascar Race Hub on FS1, where the wives of Nascar’s biggest names will compete at the Virtual Texas Motorspeedway.



      Dirt Road Ideas [Kyle]

      In a series of posts in the forums asking how to help drive participation in the Pro Truck series several ideas were introduced to help the series including fixed setups, a rookie class and a better ladder progression system.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/3772081.page#12478833



      Carnomoly 500 Trophy

      Jimmy Mullins proudly posted on twitter a photo of his trophy from the racer Carnomoly 500.



      Six Years [Mike]

      Today marks the 6 year anniversary of the iRacers Lounge Podcast!



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      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 [Tony]


      Hardware/Software


      Yaw VR [Tony]

      The makers of the Yaw VR motion system are starting a kickstarter program for the Yaw VR2 starting from $720

      standard1.jpg

      https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=247712967039974

      https://www.yawvr.com/



      RacingFuel Simulators [Greg]

      Swiss Manufacturer Racing Fuel Simulators offers their sleek Stage 1 Pro simulator starting at 17,945 euros

      simulator.photos.photo_8_alt

      https://www.instagram.com/reel/CNu8fRwBy0c/?igshid=go49cn77msv1

      https://www.racingfuel-simulators.com/home



      SimForge Pedals [Brian]

      Barry Rowland reviewed the full-size SimForge Mark 1 pedals priced at $333. His final thoughts were that for the price they performed as well, if not better than some higher priced pedals and were very adjustable. Although they may lack the fidelity of some high end pedals they are well worth looking into for the price alone.

      https://simforge.in/shop/



      Second Guessing All I Know [Mike]

      Niels Heusinkveld posted a video on his Yutube channel comparing his motion system to the motion of a real car.



      MonkeyDriver Seat [Hall]

      The new MonkeyDriver Seat is a tube framed sim rig with a formula style seating position. You can soon preorder for a special launch price from their website.

      Monkeydriver formula

      https://monkeydriver.it/



      Company Review [Mike]

      Sim racing Shop sells parts for your 80/20 profile system and more.

      https://sandtsracingfab.com/sim-racing-shop/



      Sim Nursery [Kyle]

      Johnny Mallia’s rig room was transformed when he found out two months after getting set up that he was gonna be a dad and the room now splits between racing room/nursery.

      Got the rig setup about 2 months before I found out I was going to be a dad. This is how we made it work. He loves to watch at 4 months old. Even with a buttkicker, sleeps right thru me racing at night. As long as I’m quite anyways lol. Obviously wife is super supportive as wel

      May be an image of indoor and text that says 'BROWN 80 CAT UI'

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/simracingbuilds/permalink/1184507232006625/



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Talladega

      • Ellis –  – P2. Had it won too- Topped off on last caution had to save fuel like crazy was leading on the white with 2nd right behind me he had a bubble more of fuel than me and went right on by. I was a sitting duck he was sitting in second and could pass me it will because there’s only two of us I didn’t really consider that. What a week though first fourth and second.
      • Hall = P6 – started on pole.  Last caution hurt my restart and p2 is a horrible place on restarts.  Dropped to 12th, with 2 to got, got back to 6th.
      • Rochette P Man i f*****d myself hardcore tonight didn’t brake hard enough sped on entry on a green flag stop while leading first 35. Did get a caution but started in the back where no one could keep up and had a car on my outside force me down to the apron in a turn and lost the draft P23
      • Bobby – once again, out front for a good amount of the race with nothing to show. leading, then dumped im trioval, so dam close to that win
      • Brian- P22 Started on pole.  Outside line got ahead of me and settled in 2nd for first ⅓ of the race.  After Caution restarted outside p2 and shuffled back to 10th putting me in the danger zone for wrecks which came late in the race and collected me.  
      • Adam – p11?

      Mike -p7 – got clipped a bit and 30 seconds damage – made my way back up to 2nd but got freight trained back to 9th – then finished p7

      Race:  Kansas

      • Wed Open:
        • Hall – p20 top split, salvaged a decent finish after a losing the car and hitting the wall while chatting to a viewer.
        • Tom D. P3. Qualified p7. Ran up front till first pit stop. Dumb me, speeding. Than worked my way back to a top when I got bumped into the front stretch grass.  Fell back to 27th.  Worked my way all the way to the lead with 20 or so to go, but just ran the tires off of it.  I’ll take a top 5 after a couple super bad weeks
      • Ellis – p28 – got wrecked by some guy on the bottom that got tight and came right up to me and slammed me in the wall – was 35th dead last, later got into another wreck that could not be missed – 
      • Rochette – P7 set was loose on exit for me screw the winner as it was a guy with a 5k IR on his second account beating us poor low 2k guys up
      • Thurs Open  
        • Ellis – p..8
        • Rochette P16 got tight hitting wall on exit of 4 only had 1 caution so couldnt catch up
        • Kyle – P-7 Started P-14 and got wrecked early and went 2 laps down and finally got enough lucky dogs to get back on the lead lap. Car was hurt but still decently fast. We ended up with 13 cautions which helped me a lot to save tires and slowly work my way to the front. Restarted P-9 on the last restart with 2 to go and kept my foot in it and picked up 2 more spots to finish with a P-7.


      Official Series

      • A Open
        • Kyle P P3 Started in P4 ran top 5 for most of the race. Came down to a GWC in 4th and kept the Loud Pedal mashed all the way until the checker flag and came up .05 from getting P2.
        • Ellis – p3 trying to push david – Then p1!  – Was third on last lap got to leader and he was swerving a bit and so i hooked him – he was not happy – 


      Hall – p https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwftXVl5SPQ

      • PDS Euro Sprint

      Hall Win @ Watkins Glen

      Greg – https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=488621158989862



      League / Hosted Races

      • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
        • ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23 Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Lakeland Speedway,
        • Dwayne McArthur #97 Finished 2nd
        • Travis Rogers #72 Finished 3rd


      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. 6 Strong
      2. .
      3. .

      Description

      Come celebrate the 6th year anniversary of the iRacers Lounge Podcast as we have the voice of eNascar announcer Evan Posocco who breaks down the Coke Series Race at Kansas. After that it’s game on with lots of great topics you wont want to miss on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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

      Sponsors: 

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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 – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

      AJ Prichett –

      Links:

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      Episode 0276

      4/22/2021 – Cheap DD’s – Episode 0276

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      On this week’s show we’ll recap the iracing Pro Invitational as well as many more great topics…and find out which Tifosi driver gets back-to-back NIS wins this week!

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



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      Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

      Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”



      Topics



      Praise for Salas [Brian]

      Ryan Kish of Racer,com featured an article on Vicente Salas after his dominant performance at Richmond Raceway in last weeks iRacing Coke Series race.

      Mic Check [Mike]

      Klingerman Sport tweeted out their latest edition of Mic Check after last week’s Coke series race at Richmond



      2021 Season 3 Schedule [Brian]

      Tyler Hudson posted in the forums that he is taking schedule requests for the ’87 stock cars, Silver Crown, Super Late Models and Tour Modified series’ for the upcoming season 3. Submissions must be sent in using the downloadable template found in his posts.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801692.page#12469467

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801688.page#12469452

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801687.page#12469451



      NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational [Mike]

      Bob Pockrass Tweeted that for the next Pro Invitational Race a fan vote will determine a non-Cup series driver into the field. Development driver Rajah Caruth is already campaigning for his nomination to be voted in on his Twitter account.


      Start your Voting [Brian]

      In a Tweet from Nacsar, they announced that the fan voting began on Saturday at 5pm eastern

      Field is set! [Mike]

      Father vs Son [Brian]

      Kevin Harvick announced on Fox : Nascar’s Twitter that his son Keelan will be participating in the Pro Invitational with his Dad.

      [Mike]

      iRacing promoted the event as “it’s like Carb Cup but with Pros.”

      [Brian]

      The damage model is put to the test early as Austin Dillon takes a trip thru the lawn

      [Mike]

      Fox in race announcer Clint Bowyer gets dumped by Daniel Suarez

      [Mike]

      After all of the carnage, Brad Keselowski comes out on top taking the victory in the iRacing Pro Invitational Geico 70 at Talledega.

      [Brian]

      Nascar’s official Youtube site posted the extended highlights of the race.



      Majeski at Dells [Hall]

      Ty Majeski Tweeted a video of his iRacing sponsored Super Late Model that he will be taking to Dells Raceway in Wisconsin this Sunday.



      Wild West is Gone [Mike]

      Wild West Motorsports Park in Nevada regrettably posted on their Facebook account that they are closing due to “unfortunate circumstances”, and goes on to thank it’s fans, sponsors, promotors and race teams.

      iRacing’s Response [Hall]



      Tyler Spends His Money [Mike]



      So Many Danicas [Brian]

      Davin @DriveThrough livestreamed a simulated Daytona 500 with 40 unique variations of Danica Patrick paint schemes.



      26 MPH Death Shake [Greg]

      Terry Silvers says that when leaving the pits, slowing for a pace car, etc.. when he reaches 26mph the wheel shakes 100000 TIMES more than any collision or speed bump? He is using a Fanatec V2.5 wheel base and FFB is at 8. Others in the forums confirmed the shaking and staffer David Tucker said they are working on it.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801464.page#12467643



      The Future of eSports [Hall]


      Youtuber penguinz0 posted a video of his father who has gotten onto iRacing in a big way. He describes his life-long love of cars and racing and how iRacing was a natural progression.



      Poll [Mike]

      John Flowers opened a poll in the forums asking members what feature they’d like to see next.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801039.page



      Host AI Races [Brian]

      One of the features not in the poll, but some have mentioned as on their wish list was the ability to host AI Races.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801039.page



      Rain Update [Greg]

      Stefan Jones asked in the forums if rain has been put on the backburner. Tyler Hudson replied that they are definitely still working on it and there are a lot of variables to do it correctly.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801625.page#12468815



      Release Notes [Hall]

      iRacing posted the release notes for 2021 Patch 4 season 2

      https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000160126-2021-season-2-patch-4-release-notes-2021-04-20-01-

      HotFix Inbound…. [Mike]

      A quick follow up with hotfix

      Release Notes….

      https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000160161-2021-se-2-patch-4-hotfix-1-re-notes-2021-04-21-01

      System Crash [Brian]

      Staffer Alex Gustafson posted in the forums that iRacing is aware of an issue causing users to crash when transitioning from Practice to Race servers.

      Users can prevent this by setting “enableLCDDisplay=0” in the “[External_Displays]” section of the “app.ini” file, located in the Documents\iRacing folder.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801872.page#12470978



      SummerBowl [Greg]

      The eRacing Association will be sponsoring the EPM Omega Cup on May 10/12th at COTA with $5000 on the line.

      https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1399850623696360



      SRF Update [Mike]

      Greg West announced that in the upcoming season 3 update the Spec Racer Ford will be transformed into the 3rd generation (Gen 3) racecar with an upgrade to the chassis and performance of the new model.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801299.page#12465620



      Braking Mistakes [Hall]

      Driver 61 Sim Racing posted a video on his Youtube channel asking if you’re making mistakes when braking.



      24 Hours of Nurburgring [Brian]

      Greg West posted in the forums the details of the upcoming 24 Hours of Nurburgring this weekend including a balance of power update.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799308.page



      Emmy Nomination [Greg]

      Fox Sports’ iRacing coverage of the Pro Invitational Series has earned a Sports Emmy nomination for best Esports coverage.

      [Mike]

      Erik Arneson, Fox Sports Vice President of media relations, tweeted his congratulations to the Pro Invitational Series broadcast team for their nomination.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801848.page#12470736



      IRX Is Back [Hall]

      The IRX All star invitational presented by Yokohama kicked off round 1 at Brands Hatch with the first win going to French driver Yohann Harth.



      Exercise? [Brain]

      Parker Klingerman tweeted a poll as to whether or not sim racing is a workout?



      Tally Package Broken? [Greg]

      Brody Anderson posted in the forums that he thinks the new draft package is garbage and turns the race into a giant game of follow the leader. His sentiments were affirmed by several others.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801889.page#12471153

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799210.page#12448195



      Help Wanted [Mike]

      iRacing is looking to hire a full-time Quality Assurance Tester.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801940.page#12471898



      4 Hours of Charlotte [Hall]

      Greg West announced in the forums the 4 Hours of Charlotte special event.

      iRacing will team up with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Saturday, July 31 to add a brand new race to the Special Events calendar. The inaugural iRacing 4 Hours at Charlotte Benefiting the National MS Society will feature the Global Mazda MX-5, Audi RS3 LMS, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, BMW M4 GT4, and the McLaren 570S GT4 on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, and will mark iRacing’s first partnership with a non-profit organization for a special event.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3802009.page#12472834



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      Midwest Simulations

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


      We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

      https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/



      Fantasy [Brian]




      Hardware/Software


      PT Actuator Scorpion Experience [Hall]

      Sim-motion now has their Scorpion Series PT Motion actuators available for ordering. They run $4999 on their site.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801203.page#12464540Motion



      CSL DD Launch [Brian]

      Fanatec annouced the introduction of the CSL DD. An introduction direct drive wheelbase for a very reasonable $349.00



      Thrustmaster Launch [Greg]

      Thrustmaster made the official launch of it’s new F1 Ferrari SF1000 formula wheel.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801936.page#12471864



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Richmond

      • Ellis –  – p1- Ran top 10 all night with no incidents but couldn’t catch the leader,  and I even had better tires, but at 50 to go he pit I didn’t and it went green from there. 
      • First win of the year. Whew 
      • Hall = P11, top split, nice finish for car 27, even had an unplanned 4 wide moment
      • Rochette P5 caught in some wrecks miss timed pace car on getting damage fixed was 3 laps down but comeback kid my way through back to lead lap and  landed another top 5 
      • Sunday Open
        • Brian – p4 Screwed up qualifying. Set was stable and fast. Stayed consistent and worked my way up to 2nd, but settled in at 4th
        • Rochette- P11 Man Richmond fun to race but i got used and abused this morning got wrecked 3 times 16x and 17th after the checkered going through the grass on avoiding a wrecked at the line.
        • Kyle – P P-7 started P-11 and had a good run until about halfway and couldnt keep the tires straight and fell back to the 20’s was able to work my way to a P-7 in the finally 10 laps.
      • Sunday fixed 
      • Brian – P14 Got in a lot more trouble in this race.  People were just too aggressive with lots of cautions.  Accidentally used up my extra tires on lap 122. Held on to p14 with car #34
      • Tyler – P13. started dead last and kept the car clean for the most part. Most passes were done under caution or in the pits. Longest green run we had was about 35 laps with everyone struggling to pass and keep traction. 

      Race:  Tally

      • Wed Open:
        • Hall – p12, taken out buy a guy diving below the yellow line, luck on a GWC to get a lot of spots back
        • Tom D. P wrecked
        • Ellis – p.1 – Ran top 5, never passed anyone to the right side, basically slowly gained positions through pitting and pit strategy. Led the most laps all the way to end. Late caution for a GWC I didn’t want to see had me on fumes. Another GWC would ruin me but never came thanks to DB Bowman. Check his twitch at twitch.tv/dbbowman to see my win… I owe DB a case a beer big time as he did not challenge me for the win, but agreed to push me and finish 2nd….Class act  – Two wins in a row. Check out his twitch 

      Rochette – P10 helped Mike to the lead on a restart where he stayed and i fell back. Last restart cars in front wrecking killed my momentum with the lead pack

      • Thurs Open  
        • Ellis – p. 4 – forgot to change out of the q set – so lost a lap taking tape off. Eventually got a lucky dog and worked my way back up – good fuel strategy put me up front near the end just had a bit of damage and couldnt pass at all…

      Rochette P9 Got my annual Dega Pole, along with fastest lap and 14 led. Non caution wreck in front broke me away from the main pack and my 4 car line couldnt regain



      Official Series

      • A Fixed
        • Ellis – p- 24 – couldn’t pass at all, ran 5th the whole race – then caution at end so gwc – guy starting third thinks he is going to let his bud in so he checks up and i run over him and we all wreck.
      • Kyle P – P1-Started P-11 Car 29 and ran top 10 until pit cycle and got up to P-5 and just waited my time until the last caution with 12 to go Was able to draft my way to 2nd and just rode there until the last lap and made the move to go to the high side and left the leader all alone and i caught the draft of a lapped car and had the help of the car behind me to make the pass coming to the Tri-Oval to secure the win on the last 300 yards of the race.




      League / Hosted Races

      • FastTrack Sim Racing League
        • Mike- p11 – Was running better than that, but got caught w a yellow after my gf stop and ended up a lap down – no other lucky cautions so that is all I could get – Shout out to Brian for great spotting

      Mike P11

      • adam-p3
      • Tom D. P
      • UCRA-chicago
      • Mike – p 6
      • David -p
      • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
        • ? Congratulations Steve Thomson Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Talladega SuperSpeedway,
        • Koko Puffs #3 Finished 2nd
        • Andrew Hess #54 Finished 3rd
      • Hosted
        • Ellis  – Chris Macguire Michigan old cup car- p7 


      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 week on the show we’ll be covering the iRacing Pro invitational at Talladega, or is it Carb Cup with Pros? We have lots of topics to cover and there’s a new direct drive wheel base that may stir up the market in a major way, so stay tuned for this week’s edition of the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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