Episode 0295

9/2/2021 – The Flowers Patch – Episode 0295

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Introduction


On the show today we’ll be covering the first race of the iRacing Coke Series Playoff with Evan Possoco. We’ll go over all of the new content released for the upcoming build week and we have a Team Tifosi first in the iRacing NIS series.

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



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Topics



Coke Race – Darlington

  • Pre Race had an interview with Tony Stewart talking his race team and iRacing
  • Pre race team mentioned the difficulty with sun glare at Darlington
  • Mitchell deJong wins his 5th pole with teammate Kegan Leahy on the front row
  • In the pre race interview with Mitchel deJong he mentioned that the difficulty with the pit road entrance could be a factor in the race
  • Race starts clean with 8 playoff drivers in the top 13 with deJong in the lead, Leahy in second and Graham Bowlin in third
  • The race settled in early with everyone settling in for a long run and limited passing
  • Tony Stewart rejoins the broadcast and is interviewed by Evan 
  • We get some good in-car camera work with Corey Vincent and you can really see and hear the throttle control these drivers have in order to run fast laps around this challenging track
  • @MitchelldeJong1 has pulled out to over a second lead over his teammate at lap 13.
  • Around lap 30 Bowlin in third is getting pressure from NIck Ottinger and Michael Conti closing on Ottinger.  
  • At the same time Logan Clampitt is on the move passing cars up to P6 
  • Conti passes Ottinger for 4th and pressures Bowlin until he finally concedes p3 after a tough, multi lap battle
  • Darlington claims her first victim on lap 44 when Bob Bryant earns the first Darlington stripe and is the lowest scoring playoff driver in p31
  • As playoff contender @vicente_salas14 moves up into ninth, @cshearburn is falling back.
  • LAP 41: @MitchelldeJong1’s lead over @KeeganLeahy is down to about 0.7 seconds.
  • Shearburn is down in 18th this last time by, lap 50.
  • First to strike:@KeeganLeahy pits at lap 56.
  • Pit stops next Brad Davies on lap 58 followed by race leaded Mitchel deJong with a late turn down pit road with the majority of the field following suit

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1432882952149557248

  • Leahy comes out ahead of deJong after pitstops cycle thru with Nick Ottinger moving up to third.
  • But on lap 79 deJong reclaims the lead back from Leahy without much of a fight
  • CAUTION! @BBryant53 gets hooked by @TDawgHurst at lap 93!

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1432888395827748868

  • RESTART 85 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 and @bobbyzalenski lead the field into turn 1.
  • CAUTION! 77 to go. @AshtonCrowder spins.@rayalfalla took two tires on that stop.
  • RESTART 72 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 and @KeeganLeahy lead the field into turn 1.
  • 50 to go: A LOT of fuel saving is going on right now.
  • 45 to go: @LoganClampitt_ takes 2nd from @KeeganLeahy
  •  43 to go: @NickOttinger, @MGuest33 and others pit.
  • 12 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 takes 5th from @mbussa75
  • 7 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 takes 3rd from @CaseyKirwan23
  • CAUTION! 6 to go!  @GarrettManes, @bdavies_88, and @john_gorlinsky crashed.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1432899162488573960

  • @MalikRayTTV STAYS OUT! The No. 11 will lead the field to the green flag! @bobbyzalenski lines up outside. @bobbyzalenski lines up outside. @RyanLuza behind Ray. @MitchelldeJong1 behind Zalenski!
  • Another caution! A chain reaction saw @caine_cook wrecked on the backstretch.
  •  OVERTIME RESTART 2: @bobbyzalenski and @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field into turn 1.
  • @bobbyzalenski Holds off the other road guy @MitchelldeJong1 to WIN AT DARLINGTON!!!

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1432903437977595911

  • Unofficial #eNASCAR Coca-Cola @iRacing Series Playoff points:
  • 1. @bobbyzalenski WIN, Locked In
  • 2. @MitchelldeJong1 +9 
  • 3. @jmullisracing +3
  • 4. @mbussa75 +1
  • 5. @LoganClampitt_ -1
  • 6. @vicente_salas14 -2
  • 7. @MikeConti5 -4
  • 8. @BowlinGraham -6
  • 9. @BBryant53 -9
  • 10. @KeeganLeahy -27


Road Trip

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1431059441231749120



NEW CONTENT // Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANHU_9LzvYY

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1431258564748775428?s=11

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTFrTKLJv57/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j7E0FaSUtc



Maybe The Van is Going Here?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTFwUr4i05q/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Damage Updates for Season 4 2021

Greg West Posts: 

With the Season 4 2021 release, members will see notable updates to the manner in which LMP1, LMP2, GTE, GT3, and Supercars are able to repair damage.

The systems updated include both steering and aerodynamic damage. The user experience should now be greatly improved notably in endurance races where steering can be completely repaired so the steering wheel is straight while aerodynamic damage can be repaired as well. The end result is an accident may require a lengthy pitstop but the car will have the opportunity to be competitive after the repairs have taken place.

We are excited to have these updates applied in time for the Bathurst 1000 and Petit Le Mans special events that are the next endurance events on the calendar.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6769/damage-updates-for-season-4-2021/p1



Results Special Bulletin – David

Tifosi Racing celebrates a major milestone with our first Nascar Iracing Series top split victory. Team mate Gregory Hecktus comes through and gives David Hall just push needed to make a dramatic last lap pass for the win.

David continues a very consistent season holding 4th position in Division 1 points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=4xx-wPp1Svw&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWtCRcLh86U

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2973776906220295/?d=n



Mike takes another Crown Jewel Race

Winner winner chicken dinner!!! Our fearless leader @mikedeanellis wins the Southern 500 @NASCAR@iRacing Series Open race at @TooToughToTame. A crown jewel race! This is Mike’s 76th career win.

https://twitter.com/tifosiracing/status/1433297158044717058?s=11



Season Spotlights – AI Updates

Showcasing the additions coming to AI for the season including Supercars, Super Late Model, Bathurst, and Phillip Island.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khEMudV2gto



Season Spotlights | Class D Road Updates

Overview of tire updates and what to expect on the Ford Mustang FR500S, Pontiac Solstice, and Kia Optima

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij_kpPHWdT8



Season Spotlights | Lotus 49

Overview of the tire updates and what to expect for the Lotus 49.

  • easier to feel tire approaching limit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7aZSCZMUEg



Season Spotlights | GT3 Updates

Overview of the tire updates and what to expect for the GT3 class.

  • focusing on feel of tires in high speed corners like Eau Rouge. Old setups will probably be too loose.
  • Cold handling will also be worse, with peak handling a few laps in, some fall off and then recovery as fuel burns off.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJBCV0VICjI



Season Spotlights | Lotus 79

Overview of the vehicle and tire updates and what to expect for the Lotus 79.

  • focus on feeling the limit of the tire
  • likely slower times in slower technical corners, and similar times in high horsepower high speed areas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf6_Nqk-ecc



NASCAR Shock Updates

Overview of the updates to the shocks on NASCAR Trucks and Xfinity cars. More in depth information can be found here: https://s100.iracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Shock-Tuning-User-Guide.pdf

  • next gen shocks coming to A and B car, with a few less adjustments
  • previous shocks only allowed for low speed adjustments
  • now will be able to adjust for track specific characteristics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qcVWk1EFBw&t=1s





Season Spotlights | IR-18 Updates

Overview of the tire updates and what to expect for the Dallara IR-18.

  • can drive the car more on the edge
  • more strategy options between tire compounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsKnM7WKALI



AI Hosted Comes to iRacing!

Multiple iRacers from all over the world can trade paint with AI drivers for the first time as AI Hosted events come to iRacing with the 2021 Season 4 build! Using any of our AI-enabled content, you’ll be able to create race sessions that fill up the field with virtual drivers to compete alongside real iRacers. This functionality works with both regular Hosted sessions and with Leagues.

Here’s how it works:

  • Create an AI Hosted session the same way you would create any other Hosted session. We recommend that the iRacer with the best connection serve as the host. Only AI-enabled tracks will be eligible for AI Hosted sessions.
  • iRacers register for, and join, the AI hosted session. While the AI drivers will only be able to compete in AI-enabled cars, the host may create a session that allows other iRacers to run in cars that aren’t AI-enabled.
  • The AI roster in the session will be linked to the iRacer who creates the AI Hosted session. This roster may be generated on the spot, or selected from rosters that you’ve already built. When the host joins the server, the AI cars join; if the host leaves the server, the AI cars leave. If the host returns, the AI cars return as well.
  • When the host joins the server, the AI roster they bring will fill as many open grid spots as possible. As with real iRacers, these grid spots are not released once they’re claimed by the AI cars, even if the host leaves the session. If the host is bringing a large AI roster, they may still register immediately, but hold off on hitting the button to actually join the session—we recommend that the host join last so that no real users are locked out!
  • If the AI roster is not big enough to fill all remaining open grid spots, new iRacers will still be able to join.

https://www.iracing.com/ai-hosted-comes-to-iracing/



What do we have here?

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1433154393768136705?s=11



Bubba & iRacing

2nd clip in, is Bubba having a history fit on iracing.  Its from the pro invitational last year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFz77gnicrU&feature=youtu.be



Operation Motorsport Benefit 4 Hours of the Glen

A reminder that Operation Motorsport Benefit 4 Hours of The Glen will be held on September 12th with the mission to engage, through motorsport, ill, injured, or wounded service members and disabled Veterans, affected by military service, leading to aiding in their recovery and rehabilitation. Now, twenty years after 9/11/01, we aim to recognize and remember the first responders who laid their lives on the line, and the service members who pushed forward thereafter, and over history.

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6068/operation-motorsport-benefit-4-hours-of-the-glen



8 Hour IMSA Race at Daytona

Also, don’t forget that this September 18th there is an 8 hour IMSA Endurance Race at Daytona to benefit a local autism organization with practice starting at 1:00pm CST

autism_race_poster.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5924/8-hour-imsa-race-at-daytona-for-autism




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://iracerslounge.com/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”




Hardware/Software


free cam pack by Finian in new forums

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5906/finian-s-camera-pack#latest

Hi guys an amazing free giveaway to talk about in tomorrow’s podcast, a free giveaway of a 300 hour build time, full iracing cam pack for all cars and tracks.  Absolute broad cast quality used by a broadcaster.  Please feel free to share with the lounge community, the above link.  Has transformed the sim for me in 24 hours already. 

Details In the new forum under cameras (Finian) or use the above link.

Enjoy guys,

Alex Stelbovics long time listener



Meet The 270 Degree Sim Racing

The new ImmersaSim 270 provides a powerful yet portable display solution that is truly unique in the sim racing and flying sectors. Offering an uninterrupted and distortion free view spanning 270 degrees horizontal, over twice that of most VR headsets. An unparalleled sense of realism may be experienced, where the virtual world is all encompassing.

https://a7af8524-06fc-465f-b29d-f61debc2ba43.filesusr.com/ugd/5a101b_5939877698b444b9bd3fe0b98cbc9cb2.pdf



Intel Arc High Performance Graphics

Intel Arc, the company’s first gaming GPUs, will debut in 2022 and It’s taking on AMD and NVIDIA with discrete and integrated models.

https://www.engadget.com/intel-arc-graphics-cards-ray-tracing-ai-super-sampling-152717653.html



FGT Elite

Next Level Racing reveals it’s opening look at the first aluminium profile cockpit that offers Formula, GT, and Hybrid racing positions. The F-GT Elite is designed to set a new benchmark for the simulation industry and hope to introduce the Elite Series to the global community in September 2021 

https://www.facebook.com/297579510437225/posts/1668411603354002/?d=n

https://nextlevelracing.com/next-level-racing-set-to-introduce-range-topping-elite-series-cockpits

F-GT Elite iRacing Edition

https://twitter.com/nextlvlracing/status/1433249098216480769?s=11

https://nextlevelracing.com/elite-series/



SRT Motion System

The SRT Motion system is a 4 actuator motion system complete with Thanos controller and Sim Racing Studio License for 2,840 euros (3,342 usd)

SRTmotion system + Thanos AMC controller + SRS License

https://scuderiart.com/products/srtmotion-system-thanos-controller-srs-license






Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Daytona

  • Ellis –   pWreckedOut – it was a frustrating race – i was top ten the whole time, led a lap or so, but could never get anyone to work with me. One restart the guy in front of me checked up big time and let three people from the outside in front of him. Later near the end just trying to get something going on the outside and everyone bails and leaves me hanging out to dry. Eventually they wrecked in front of me and I got collected
  • Hall – P8 contenting again, drafting help abandoned
  • Rochette P20 got hit by some dumbass running 3 wide that couldnt hold a line damaging the engine with 3 to go 
  • Groves  P5  – turn 4 pass for a top 5 
  • Sunday Open
    • Rochette- P4 survived a few wrecks pushed the leader on the back at the white but got checked up when tried to make a run
    • Greg pP16 ran out of fuel pushing @David Hall for the win
    • Hall – p1the mostly lucky timing with greg loosing his lap.  I had him stay low so he could latch on to the three car brake away.  Leader got to much of a push from inside, then greg gave me a perfect push and if leader blocked it would have been a wreck.  Good week at Daytona.  Funny how I don’t like the plate racing but do well at it.  FIRST EVER TOP SPLIT WIN
    • Tom D – p
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pBlownEngine – On a restart i went from 3rd to 2nd instead of 3rd to 4th – i am a fool
    • Stephen – p
    • Kyle – P
    • Tyler – P
  • Race: Darlington
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p15,  2 cautions.  A few mistakes early probably cost me speed.  But I committed the cardinal sin of listening to Mike on pit strategy.
    • Ellis – p.1 – Redemption! – Wheel performed perfectly. Ran top 5 for a while then took lead – led the most laps too – 165 laps led  – Split last 100 lap run into 50 each on tires – the guy who was keeping with me stayed out a few laps longer. W about 20 to go he was catching me big time with about 10 to go he caught me and went on by, i was getting sloppy and hitting the wall a bunch. At end he was more than 3 seconds ahead. On the white, he crashed on the backstretch and I went on to win the race!
    • Greg P14, wrecked by p2 with 5 to go




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
  1.  David – p1, was sitting duck with 3 of us ending up in front, but irrelevant lap cars opted to stay low and caused us to get split up and become a 2 car brake away.
  2. Greg p5
  3. Mike – pwrecked out
  4. Tony- P9 lost the draft trying to help out some cars. Fuel strategy worked in Tifosi’s favor though with the only caution coming quarter way through
  5. Bobby -p2,

Chris Scales get his first Old Bastard WIN https://www.facebook.com/theaftermathpodcast/posts/303770311543419

  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • 🏁 🏁 CONGRATULATIONS Dwayne McArthur in the REG Customs #97 Wins The iRacers Lounge The Aftermath Podcast Nascar Truck Series  at Darlington Raceway 
  • Josh Robinson in the Micro Center #23  Finished 2nd 
  • Dode The Hornet Hoskins #66  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 .” 

Description

On the show today we’ll be covering the first race of the iRacing Coke Series Playoff with Evan Possoco. We’ll go over all of the new content released for the upcoming build week and we have a Team Tifosi first in the iRacing NIS series.

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

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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

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Episode 0293

8/19/2021 – Painting The Grid – Episode 0293

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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  • 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

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



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Topics



Coke Race – Michigan

  • Got push notification from the NASCAR app about the coke race, very cool.
  • 3 different scenarios for the playoffs, and color coding the running order… Points as they run  – and parker and steve in the booth

https://issuu.com/iracing/docs/2021_logitech_g_challenge_100

  • GREEN FLAG! @LoganClampitt_ and @AshtonCrowder lead the field into turn 1.
  • They’ve singled out now, but the initial start was pretty dicey!
  • Ray Alfalla has passed 16 cars in 8 laps
  • 10 laps complete. It’s a Logitech 1-2 with the @LogitechGesport 
  • @WBeSports_ duo of @LoganClampitt_ and @NickOttinger
  • Disaster for the defending champion! @NickOttinger’s connection has dropped! Power knocked out while running 2nd.
  • LAP 17: @rayalfalla has gained 26 spots since the start. Currently running 7th.
  • From 33rd to 3rd, @rayalfalla is on a charge to the front. 25 laps completed.
  • Only 11 drivers opted for a two-stop strategy. @rayalfalla leads the field at lap 44. They need to make it to lap 50 to make it on one stop.

https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1427806323568103426

TROUBLE! @GarrettManes and @caine_cook trigger a multi-car incident that involves MULTIPLE championship hopefuls! Looks like @vicente_salas14 and maybe @RyanLuza were also involved.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1427808785037283331

  • RESTART 50 to go: @rayalfalla and @DDuval42 lead the field into turn 1.
  • The leaders! @rayalfalla and @DDuval42 get together! Alfalla goes around!

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1427810185767047169

  • RESTART 46 to go: @DDuval42 and @mbussa75 lead the field into turn 1.
  • With Luza out of contention, he needs no new winners tonight now to keep his spot. He also can’t have a Shearburn or Alfalla win. AS THEY RUN, @mbussa75 would steal that spot from Luza. Bussa leads with 39 laps to go.
  • 38 to go: Caution #3 and @john_gorlinsky hits the inside wall HARD after a stackup sent him spinning!

https://twitter.com/john_gorlinsky/status/1427814825644675073

  • Everyone pits for tire set #2 , RESTART 34 to go: @CaseyKirwan23 and @mbussa75 lead the field into turn 1.
  • 33 to go: BIG SAVE by @MalikRayTTV
  • ! Crazy racing 3 and 4 wide several deep it was nuts!!
  • TROUBLE! @A_Boes21 gets turned! CAUTION! 31 to go.
  • 28 to go: @MikeConti5 and @CaseyKirwan23 lead the field into turn 1.
  • 25 to go: @mbussa75 challenged @MikeConti5 for the lead.
  • 23 to go: @rayalfalla has climbed back up to 11th.
  • It’s @mbussa75 in prime position to steal a playoff berth! He leads his @MikeConti5 with under 20 to go!
  • 17 to go: @GarrettLowe_6 got sent onto the apron. He saves it.
  • 15 to go: NEW LEADER, @KeeganLeahy With @KeeganLeahy
  •  in the lead, that puts @RyanLuza back in the playoffs!
  • CAUTION! CONTACT! @znovak15 and @LoganClampitt_ @ZackN24 spins! 10 to go.
  • Everyone pits – @JakeNichols73 wins the race off of pit road!
  • RESTART 7 to go: @JakeNichols73 and @BowlinGraham lead the field into turn 1.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1427819243119075331

  • 5 to go leahy matheson conti kirwin bussa jichols bussa
  • 3 wide for the lead! 
  • Leahy and Kirwin dicing it up blocking running to the wall – kirwin gets the wall –
  • Matheson takes out the leader leahy , he did get a nose to the inside on the white but leahy was trying to block- then bussa slips by conti and power drives down to the inside of jake matheson taps him to push him up and takes the lead and the win
  • WIN and HE’S IN! @mbussa75 gets it done at @MISpeedway and wins the #LogitechGChallenge100… He is the 10th and final driver in the Playoffs, knocking out his former teammate Ryan Luza!

Leahy quote “ I was trying to play the air to give myself another few feet but I got together with the 52 trying to slingshot by. I don’t blame him since we both came together in the middle. “

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1427824361831124996

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1427823488417505283

Shout out to justin melillo and seth eggert for the play by play on twitter!

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



Pastrana Talks Mt Washington

iRacing posted a YouTube video with Racer Travis Pastrana who talks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCkC4tk5IiE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP2-UHXJ3pU



Mt. Washington Fast Times

iRacing Streamer Emily Jones posted a video on her Twitter account of her scary fast time of 4:33 to the top of Mt. Washington in the Dallara iR-01 jet car. Our own Mike Ellis posted his fast time of 5:57 and is trying to run down Travis Pastrana’s world record.

https://twitter.com/mikedeanellis/status/1426732932828254213?s=11

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1427374968778764288?s=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=_uXJiRR2czE&feature=share

This Is Some Of The Most Fun I’ve Had In iRacing 7:42 going down



Logitech Challenge

Logitech G eSports asked on Twitter, “What’s your favorite turn on Suzuka?” Also they are sponsoring a Fast Lap Challenge on Suzuka with the Dallara iR-01.

https://twitter.com/logitechgesport/status/1426211959045726213?s=11

https://logitechgchallenge.com/



More DB Maintenance

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1427279313985019906?s=11



Sounds of iRacing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhL68PvblKE



Operation Motorsport Benefit 4 Hours of The Glen

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6068/operation-motorsport-benefit-4-hours-of-the-glen



Introducing the Next Level Racing® F-GT Lite iRacing Edition

https://twitter.com/nextlvlracing/status/1428170688217575430?s=11

https://nextlevelracing.com/f-gt-lite-iracing-edition-announcement/



Gaming Hauler

https://twitter.com/MISpeedway/status/1428091929116426240



iRacing Top 10 Highlights – July 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83G5xiPAIzc



iRacing Knoxville Nationals

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1428426132429414406?s=11



8 hour IMSA race at Daytona for Autism

Coming up this September 18th there is an 8 hour IMSA Endurance Race at Daytona to benefit a local autism organization. See poster for information and if you’re interested please join the discord. Thank you.  https://discord.gg/PQARnXcAFs

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5924/8-hour-imsa-race-at-daytona-for-autism



GRID FINDER PAINT FESTIVAL

iRacers Lounge Podcast and Grid Finder present a livery competition.

Here are the details:

  • Livery must be for iRacing
  • Livery must be uploaded to the Grid Finder paint shop
    • with all the info filled in and at least 3 sample images
  • Livery must be posted on social media with iRacers Lounge and Grid Finder tagged
  • Livery must have a Grid Finder theme
  • Primary Sponsor will be Grid Finder with iRacers Lounge as secondary
    • Any other additional sponsorships are welcome
  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
  • Deadline for entry is 8/18/2021 Midnight EST.

Prizes Include:

  • Guest Spot on the iRacers Lounge Podcast
  • Grid Finder sim racing gloves and $50 in iRacing credit from Grid-Finder.com

Entries so far:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CScmf6tMRMP/

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https://www.facebook.com/charlielord96/posts/10216340072772927

https://twitter.com/jspoon13/status/1427435179916857346




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://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….”




Hardware/Software


Heusinkveld Sim Handbrake

Heusinkveld offers their new Sim Handbrake retailing at just under 240 euros (280 us).

https://traxion.gg/new-heusinkveld-sim-handbrake-with-smartcontrol-available-now



Phillips Hue RGB

Kris Walker asked in the forums, “Are there any programs or anything to link iRacing to the Phillips Hue RGB bulbs/bridge?” Staffer David Tucker replied, “I believe it will work through the Razer Chroma tool, if you install the right plugins. However we have only very simple control over the lights, they will change colors based on the flag, or when your into the rev limiter.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5463/phillips-hue-rgb



RaceCenter ClubSport Edition

The Simlogic RaceCenter MAX ClubSport Edition is equipped with a large 10-inch screen. HDMI, it is plug & play, it simply connects to your simulator. Recognized as an additional screen, you will be free to display whatever you want: dashboard, live timing, track map, OBS, discord server, live twitch and more. Simlogic is based out of France and retails just under 700euros (821 usd)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSPO-NENqZR/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.simlogic-shop.com/product-page/racecenter-max-clubsport-edition-ir-black



BDH Shifter Review

Karl Gosling reviews the BDH Shifter “The Last Shifter You’ll Ever Need” at 800 pounds (1100 usd)

https://www.facebook.com/BDHRACESIMHARDWARE/



The 12 Best Home Racing Simulator Rigs

HIConsumption posted an article reviewing the 12 best home racing simulator rigs.

Featured Image

https://hiconsumption.com/best-home-racing-simulators/



Aimsports Dash

Aimsports offers a variety of racing sim dashes for multiple style of racing simulators.

http://www.aimsports.com/us/products-all.htm

http://www.aimsports.com/simracing/index.htm



LiveCompanion cameras management feature

For less boring image while you are spotting, you can ask LiveCompanion to manage a playlist of camera view. Great for streaming endurance races, while your team mates are driving, and even if you are away from keyboard.

https://ipitting.com/livecompanion/cameras/



SimCore UM1-ALN/ALF Motor Mount

Will Ford at Boosted media reviews on his Youtube channel the SimCore UM1-ALN/ALF motor mount

https://youtu.be/CONU4_ikdG8



Fanatec CSL DD Review

A couple of new YouTube reviews came in for the CSL DD, one from Karl Gosling and one from Ermin Hamidovic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWajPo-5XHk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvc6wifmp0A



ATVO Camera Controls

The ATVOcamera controls are like the camera controls you may know from iRacing. Simply choose a camera from the dropdown and hit the play button. You can also rewind, fast-forward and select other drivers. The driver selection can also be made in our timing screen by simply double-clicking a driver.

https://atvo.appgineering.com/Documentation/CameraControls



Alex Palou’s custom FPE


https://www.instagram.com/p/CSg2aADr-_C/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Simagic Alpha Mini Wheelbase review

The Sim Magic Mini DD goes thru the stringent review process at Barry Rowland’s Sim Racing Garage

https://youtu.be/wPe628qP5n8

https://www.simfai-solutions.com/simagic-alpha-mini



First round of button boxes going out

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https://www.facebook.com/yuhouseracingdesigns/posts/229292295718172

https://www.facebook.com/103842818263121/posts/242675221046546/?d=n



new NGASA brake pedal

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSjw1M9qg4n/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Meet The 270 Degree Sim Racing Pod

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGaOutPK8aw

https://immersivedisplay.co.uk/

https://a7af8524-06fc-465f-b29d-f61debc2ba43.filesusr.com/ugd/5a101b_5939877698b444b9bd3fe0b98cbc9cb2.pdf



The Next Chapter: Intel Arc High Performance Graphics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RHYgNQD8-c

https://www.engadget.com/intel-arc-graphics-cards-ray-tracing-ai-super-sampling-152717653.html



SRTmotion system

SRTmotion system + Thanos AMC controller + SRS License

https://scuderiart.com/products/srtmotion-system-thanos-controller-srs-license



EG-R GTR ALUMINIUM RIG

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSplCPitfh0/?utm_medium=share_sheet



NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series mass production to start in the middle of 2022

https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-40-series-mass-production-to-start-in-the-middle-of-2022.555634.0.html



All New RSeat P1 Sim Chassis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZknJ5p7D0s

https://www.rseat.net/rseat-p1/



ETSY Store

Sim Lab RGB LED Lamp Includes LED/Remote
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Phone/Tablet Mount For Fanatec CSW CSL & DD Center Mount image 0

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



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https://nextlevelracing.com/next-level-racing-set-to-introduce-range-topping-elite-series-cockpits





Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Fri open: Not Brickyard
  • Ellis –  p17- Not a bad start getting some spots I gotten up the seventh before someone ran over me from behind not once but twice. Soldier Don home on the crappy track. 
  • Greg – PGlitched out

Hall – P16,  Did better than Wed race after undo-ing a change in my throttle cylinder and making a gear change.  Not fast but had guys running around me all clean, so it was actually sort of fun.

Kyle – P-7 Started P-14 and got collected in a net code wreck with little damage. Fell back to 26th and worked my way up to 3rd. Avoided some big wrecks and fought hard. Came down to a GWC and was sitting in P-3. 1 to go and was working on pressuring P-2 when he dropped down and I got his LR and I instantly fell back to P-10 but was able to work back up to a P-7 with a half a lap to go. Did have a fan of the show in the race who reached out to me. Sorry I can’t remember your name but i’m sure you know who you are Sir. and thank you for your support of the show.

Race:  Michigan

  • Wed Open:

Hall –p 29, couldn’t avoid a guy cause they don’t hold the brake, so his spin changes direction right after I’m already committed.

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p. 8 – got caught up in 1st caution and many others had slight damage a bit slow but persevere, w a late caution gained a bunch with people wrecking out.

Rochette P Wrecked Out



Official Series

  • PDS Euro Sprint
    • Hall – p 1, hard fought battle with 3 lead changes in last 5 laps
      • Another p1, pole to pole




League / Hosted Races

  1.  David – p2 , early self made wall mistake caused 30 seconds of damage.  Minimized the cost but was probably gonna be just around top 10, ad well timed caution paid off to fix the damage and get track position back.  Restarted 9th, 2nd was best I could get. A stolen 2nd really.
  2. Greg p1 Gregory Hecktus uses the perfect pit strategy to dominate and grab his first Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists, LLC Cup Series win at Indianapolis! Congratulations!https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/264369062166850/?d=n 
  3. Mike – p13 – Started in the back was p11 going into 1st stop – tight all second run – loosened up and got speed back on final run but caution came out right after i pitted and put be back to like 17th taking a wave around
  4. Tony- P14 new to the league was conservative on first run, probably would’ve had a top 5 or 10 with 1 stop strategy. Damn caution screwed that up
  5. Bobby -p23
  6. Stephen – p24
  7. Joe – p10
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series at 
  • 🏁 Congratulations Steve Thomson In the Ridetv #67 Winning  The Aftermath Podcastaftermathpodcast Truck Series Race at Michigan Speedway 
  • Eddie Jones #14  Finished 2nd
  • Al Turner #76  Finished 3rd

iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

  • Daytona Nascar Road
  •      Kyle P- P-14 Couldn’t stop from making mistakes going into the front stretch bus stop and ended up with a lot of locked up front tires and front splitter damage. Truck was junk after about 35 laps so I just parked it.


Final Thoughts




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

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Description

It’s build week folks, and that means lots and lots of topics! We go through all of newly released content including a first in iRacing with the development of the Dallara IR-01. New cars, new tracks and track configurations, and a slew of new updates. 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/

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8/12/2021 – Point to Point – Episode 0292

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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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 today’s show we welcome special guest Jeff Marble, administrator of the FastTrack Sim Racing League and ‘OG’ iRacing Beta tester. Then we’ll move onto a surprise mid-season update that yo won’t want to miss.

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



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Special Guest

Jeff Marble

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General Questions:

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


Topics



Top of the Mountain 9

On the iRacing Instagram they posted a video of the rendering of the top of Mt. Washington complete with a checkered plaid suit.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSXppeLANt4/?utm_medium=share_sheet

Mid Season Release

iRacing made a surprise mid season release of the Mt Washington Hill Climb. iRacing posted an official introduction video featuring course record holder Travis Pastrana.

Kneebon posted a video of the complete climb of the course in a Ford Fiesta and a separate video of his decent in a Formula Vee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0JrZh5ZX0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiKQ4Qk31IU

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/TrackDetail.do?trkid=398



Pikes Peak Hill Climb May be Exclusively Licensed to the Gran Turismo Series

GTPlanet penned an online article noting that Pikes Peak May be an exclusive to Gran Turismo for those hoping the iconic Hill Climb Race would come to iRacing.

https://www.gtplanet.net/pikes-peak-hill-climb-may-be-exclusively-licensed-to-the-gran-turismo-series/



European Endurance Series

The VRS European Endurance Series will return for Season 4 with it’s well known 6 hour race format every other week. It’s schedule will be based on the European Sprint Series and will utilize the same class lineup (LMP1, LMP2, GTE). It will alternate weeks with the new IMSA Endurance Series and use the same timeslot.

The VRS Global Endurance Series featuring 24 hour races will be taken out of the rotation of series but may return at a later date.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5430/european-endurance-series-returns-in-s4-2021-sept-release



GTE Endurance Series to become IMSA Endurance Series in Season 4

Beginning with Season 4, the GTE Endurance Series will become the IMSA Endurance Series. This change will also include a format change. Car and track selection will mirror that of the regular IMSA series. The IMSA Endurance Series will feature 2 hour 40 minute team events every 2 weeks using the same timeslots as the current GTE Endurance Series:

Saturday: 7:00 and 18:00 GMT

Sunday: 14:00 GMT

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3675/gte-endurance-series-to-become-imsa-endurance-series-in-season-4/p1



12 Hours of Red Bull Ring Charity Event

Saturday, August 28th will mark the inaugural iRacing 12 Hour of Red Bull Ring charity race benefitting the Star Thrower Group for support and awareness for adults with special needs and disabilities. The race will begin at 9:am Eastern following 50 minutes of practice and a 10 minute single car open qualifying. The event will feature three classes, the GT3, GT4 and TCR. For more info visit ring12hr.weebly.com.

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3904/12-hours-of-red-bull-ring-charity-event-benefitting-star-thrower-group



Next Gen shifter

Michael Bowen asked in the forums, “Why wont the H pattern shifter work for this car the option for me to use it is greyed out?”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5774/next-gen-shifter



Hi Res iRacing Series Logos

Staff member Ben Regan posted in the forums that he’s seen a lot of requests lately for high-res versions of our series logos so I rounded them all up and put them on the public site for everyone to access. I’ll do my best to keep this folder updated each season so you always have up to date versions of everything.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5727/iracing-series-logos#latest

https://www.iracing.com/resources/logos/



The Main issue with the new Forums

Brandon Holtmeier commented in the forums what he thinks is the main issue he has with these new forums is you can’t see the latest post in all of the sub forums. For anyone to even know that there is activity, you have to click in each one individually which is going to lead to a lot of missed topics.. It just seems that everything is buried so deep and its not very intuitive at all.

There also doesn’t seem to be an easy way to “subscribe” to a particular thread, or turn off notifications once you don’t want notifications anymore. If there’s a way to do this and I haven’t seen it yet, I’d like to know.

It kind of feels like Discord to me, where you’ll hear these notifications in all the different servers, but you have no idea where they are coming from.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5748/the-main-issue-with-the-new-forums



2021 Season 3 Patch 5 Release Notes

We have integrated SpeedTree into our simulation/game engine. SpeedTree is a 3D vegetation modeling and rendering system designed for films and real-time games. It provides our artists with tools to build location-specific trees and then quickly place them at our racetracks. The system is engineered to render these trees efficiently and with built-in level-of-detail (LOD) management, and has received specific customization to make it work optimally for iRacing’s requirements. This feature is making its debut at Mount Washington and will be used more extensively in the future.

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1425456960653176834?s=11

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5799/2021-season-3-patch-5-release-notes-2021-08-10-03#latest



Rockingham Surface Updates?

Liam Brotherton posted in the forums that Rockingham has always been one of the best real-life Multi-surface tracks and without changes, this next RTP race will be insanely one groove with the aero push. We don’t need the top to be faster, but viable in traffic to create runs and get alongside people would be fantastic, similar to the change level of Dover. Anyhow would love an update if this is even possible before race.

Tyler Hudson replied that it is likely we’ll see Rockingham surface updates in the patch this week. Sorry for the inconvenience. Texas will likely be updated as well.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5497/rockingham-surface-updates



2021 Knoxville Nationals

This weekend iRacing will hold the iRacing Knoxville Nationals for the 410 Winged Sprint Car. to coincide with its real-world counterpart.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



GRID FINDER PAINT FESTIVAL

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iRacers Lounge Podcast and Grid Finder present a livery competition.

Prizes Include:

http://iracerslounge.com/grid-finder-paint-festival/

Entries so far:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CScmf6tMRMP/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://twitter.com/gridfinder/status/1420299197467799558?s=11



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://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 LETS TALK FANTASY….”

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Custom Button Box

Custom button box with 25 inputs with flag, gear, opponent proximity alert display, Along with a seven segment for complete customizable info for $350.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C&v=354704266260972



DIY Hydraulics Kit



New Reverb G2 Cable

The HP Reverb G2 has a new cable redesigned for the Omnicept Headset that will solve connection issues many have had with the Headset. MRTV YouTube channel will give you all of the info and how you can get your old cable replaced for free.




SIMAGIC Alpha Mini – Review

T3Knosis put out a YouTube review of SimMagic Alpha Mini



Official statement regarding price increases at Trustmaster

This is to inform you that a price increase will be applied starting this summer and in September with respect to many of our products. We regret having to make this announcement, and will endeavor to limit the price increases so that they will impact you as little as possible. The worldwide pandemic has now had other effects including a shortage of components, disorganization in terms of worldwide supply networks, and disruptions in the transport chain. All of these breakdowns (with a return to normal not expected before 2022) have resulted in increases with regard to all costs in the creation and production phases for our products. It is important to us to respect our values, and we will continue to offer you all of our product lines with an emphasis on maintaining quality, ongoing innovation and ensuring that all aspects of our operations run smoothly. After having analyzed all possibilities and having made changes to a variety of our working procedures in order to attempt to avoid this impact, we regret that we are obliged to proceed with these temporary adjustments, as a result of the continuing challenges we are facing.

Please rest assured that we are fully committed to you, and extremely grateful for your attachment to our brands. We will do everything within our power to ensure your satisfaction.

Thrustmaster/Guillemot Corporation S.A.

http://www.thrustmaster.com/node/9909



AP-Xtreme G-Sense Active Restraints for APX1000+ Simulators

The AP-Xtreme G-Sense Active Restraints for APX100 is a haptic seat belt tensioning system from Ricmotech that sells for $3080.

https://www.ricmotech.com/ricmotech-ap-xtreme-g-sense-active-seat-belts



Frex Dash


FREX is developing a New 4.3” LCD Dash connected to PC by one cable and Quick release adapter the Steering Wheel can disconnect and re-connect while game is running.

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



O-Rouge Rig

The O-Rouge Rig is a Belgium company that offers an unusual style 80/20 profile rig

https://www.facebook.com/orougesimgear/posts/2926959060954742

https://o-rouge.com/en/cockpits/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Watkins

  • Ellis –  p4!! – Started like 11th – spun once trying to avoid a stopped car but kept it going – great run!
  • Hall = P wrecked out, a spinning car doesn’t know how to hold brakes
  • Sunday Open
    • Greg p5
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p14 – started 19th – got up as high as 13th but everyone in front of me was just plain faster
  • Race: Indy
  • Wed Open:
    • Ellis – p16 – Not too bad a couple of self spins put me back 16x….
    • Rochette P5 the 2021 Tifosi NiS Road King is back, overcoming the odds and adversity. This track sucks needs to be a oval #notmybrickyard
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p

Ellis – p. Wrecked out



Official Series

  • 24h of Monza
    • P5 – hopped on with a team that was short a driver
      • Another driver had some technical issues with freezes, but ultimately in that top split, that was probably our pace.

Greg p4 road america gte




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
  1. Greg p2
  2. Mike – pwrecked out. Started in the back worked my way up to his highest 13th. Then choked. A couple of times.
  • Hosted – Schildcar! – Ellis
    1. Kia at Vegas – p2 after starting p21
    2. Formula V at Southern National – Ghosted
    3. Mazda  at eldora
    4. Trucks at phx
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Michigan P11  Was fighting for a top 5 position when I overshot my pitstall on the last set of pit stops and fell back to P15.  Could only manage to recoup a few spots.
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series at Indy Oval
  • 1 Steve Tomson
  • 2 Andrew Hess
  • 3 Josh Robinson


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. Point to Point

Description

On today’s show we welcome special guest Jeff Marble, administrator of the FastTrack Sim Racing League and ‘OG’ iRacing Beta tester. Then we’ll move onto a surprise mid-season update that yo won’t want to miss. 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 0291

8/5/2021 – Leak Week – Episode 0291

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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Introduction

On today’s show we’ll recap an exciting Coke Race at Watkins Glen with Series broadcaster Evan Posocco and, thanks to your donations in the 4 Hours of Charlotte, Greg Hill lets go some great secrets from the iRacing vault and we’ll cover them all.

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



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Topics



Coke Race: Watkins Glen

  • We got Greg Hill talking about LEAK WEEK, and giving the command, and what a pleasure to have owner Steve Letarte in the booth with you. 
  • And a new iracing commercial featuring none other than director Dale Earnhardt Jr doing the voiceover. 
  • Also a new logitech sponsorship.

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/08/03/logitech-g-partners-with-coca-cola-iracing-series/?sf148438454=1

  • An issue for @MathesonRacing has him off track before the green.
  • That was a crazy opening lap!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1422727904761421824

  • @BowlinGraham hangs on, @bobbyzalenski is right there. 
  • @swilson3_ sits on the final step of the podium and the road king this year @MitchelldeJong1 is down to P4!
  • Things have settled down throughout the field. 
  • @BowlinGraham’s lead isn’t a comfortable one, but at least he’s got some gap. Currently Lap 9 of 50.
  • LAP 10: @BowlinGraham leads @bobbyzalenski by about half a second.
  • LAP 10: @Blade_Whitt slapped the outside wall after contact with @lyonschoice
  •  LAP 13: @bobbyzalenski has chipped a tenth out of @BowlinGraham’s lead. Now down to 4 tenths of a second.
  • @MitchelldeJong1 sent it in on @swilson3_ but couldn’t make it stick in T1. Wilson back by into P3
  • LAP 18: @vicente_salas14 and @GarrettManes Pit.
  • LAP 18: @lyonschoice went for a wild ride in the gravel and saved it.
  • LAP 19: @KeeganLeahy and @cshearburn pit.
  • LAP 20: @MitchelldeJong1, @CVincent34, and @DDuval42
  •  Pit. @aburroughs62 and @john_gorlinsky are also on pit road.
  • LAP 21: @BowlinGraham pits from the lead.
  • LAP 22: @bobbyzalenski Pits.
  • Halfway home and pit stops are in the books. 
  • @BowlinGraham leads but @bobbyzalenski has the fastest lap and the fresher tires.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1422735528118693894

25 laps to go! Early night for @john_gorlinsky, as he spun on his out lap on cold tires into the tires.

  • 20 laps to go.The pressure is ON for @BowlinGraham
  •  12 to go: @BowlinGraham continues to lead @bobbyzalenski by about 4 car lengths.
  • With eight laps to go, @BowlinGraham has a bit of a buffer now! HOWEVER… @MitchelldeJong1 is closing in!
  • 7 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 has close in on @BowlinGraham and @bobbyzalenski
  •  5 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 takes 2nd from @bobbyzalenski
  •  THREE LAPS TO GO AND @MitchelldeJong1 IS THERE!
  • @BowlinGraham now has to hold off the guy whose won EVERY ROAD RACE IN 2021!
  • @BowlinGraham wins at @WGI and earns his spot in the iRacing Series playoffs. It’s his first career points-paying series victory in his second full-time season and the first win for #SHReSports.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1422742534598561795

https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1422743446817804293?s=11



iRacing Twitter Trend

On a Twitter post started by Max Brady he asks drivers to rate themselves on iRacing in a Maddden-style rating system. Some big names in the sport chimed in with their assessments as well as your show hosts.

https://twitter.com/mikedeanellis/status/1420987237345370122

https://twitter.com/burnzy006/status/1420729683004559361?s=11

https://twitter.com/malikrayttv/status/1420859942089674755?s=11

https://twitter.com/tdhudson001/status/1421151641483481092?s=11

David Hall

Aggression: 40/100 Consistency: 95/100 Finishing: 85/100 Qualifying: 20/100 Road Course: 70/100 Short Track: 90/100 Speedway: 85/100 Superspeedway: 90/100

Greg Hecktus

Aggression: 60/100 Consistency: 85/100 Finishing: 85/100 Qualifying: 95/100 Road Course: 90/100 Short Track: 85/100 Speedway: 85/100 Superspeedway: 60/100

Brian Maccubbin

Aggression: 39/100 Consistency: 81/100 Finishing: 63/100 Qualifying: 59/100 Road Course: 21/100 Short track: 76/100 Speedway: 78/100 Superspeedway: 81-1/2/100

Adam Josselyn

Aggression: 69/100 Consistency: 70/100 Finishing: 80/100 Qualifying: 20/100 Road Course: 20/100 Short Track: 96/100 Speedway: 70/100 Superspeedway: 90/100

Tony Rochette

Aggression: 40/100 Consistency: 90/100 Finishing: 80/100 Qualifying: 70/100 Road Course: 50/100 Short Track: 60/100 Speedway: 70/100 Superspeedway: 85/100



eNASCAR Fox Show

Last week we mentioned the airing of the NascarCADE-Evolution of Nascar Video Games that was broadcasted on the Racehub show. We missed the original airing, but have found the rebroadcast on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbN895hD1vs



4 Hours of Charlotte

Last Weekend was the 4 Hours of Charlotte, but despite a great charity event, not everyone had a great event. Aaron Stilwell posted in the forums that a guy drove aound for 1 1/2+ hours wrecking everyone intentionally after spending this first 2 hours wrecking half the field probably unintentionally finishing with 225 incident points in 4 hours and gained SR?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/34468/#Comment_34468



Mt Washington Hill Climb

One of the first announcements made by Greg Hill in the wake of the 24 Hours of Charlotte charity race is that iRacing has been working on a Mt. Washington Hillclimb Race.

 It’s not actually the first indicator we’ve had of this, because as I noted in the Formula Vee announcement the render showed one piece of color in an otherwise colorless image, and that was a decal saying “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.

https://racesimcentral.net/mt-washington-hillclimb-coming-to-iracing/

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1421499533498912770?s=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf7aMbQb_t4



New Disciplines/New Challenges



Travis Pastrana Record Run

In a preview of what to expect in the sim, there is a YouTube video of Travis Pastrana running a record time up the mountain from 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4j6mPkAYM



Leaks

Next on the list of Greg Hill leaks was work-in-progress photos of iRacing in the rain, assuring us that rain is definitely in the works and being tested.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1421481880457814021?s=11



Hungaroring

The Hungaroring  Circuit, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix looks to be coming to iRacing in a iRacing.com Tweet.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1421819640615944192



Other Leaks

In a Twitter question from Buck@KManger25 he asked Greg Hill if there’s any word on updates of Watkins Glen or Phoenix? Greg replied that both are being worked on.

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1421509671173640192



Unintentional Leaks?

Jean-Christophe Bouchat posted in the forums that he just watched the Greg Hill interview… I noticed that he had the Ferrari Evo GT3 in his car list. In the second to last row on the picture the last letter looks like a 4 so that might be the AMG Gt4 confirmed? It could be also the Porsche GT4?

PS: On the list there are also ‘Kart’ and 3 Formule Renault (but maybe the 3.5a was the old/alpha)

https://twitter.com/ImLuker_XR/status/1421959895214088199

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5162/ferrari-488-evo-gt3



Slinger

Jordon@js19044316 Tweeted to let’s get Slinger next. Slinger is the short track in Slinger, Wisconsin whos popularity really grew when the SRX series put on a great show there. This time Dale Earnhardt Jr responded that they are working on it.

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1421991319178776577?s=11



Leaks Keep Coming

Dale Jr kept the leaks flowing with an announcement on Twitter September will see the release of Hickory Motor Speedway the 3/8 mile located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing’s most storied venues, and is often referred to as the “World’s Most Famous Short Track” and the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1421986301717385217?s=11



TraXion Article

An online article on TraXion reviews all of the leaks from this week in a concise article including iRacing’s plans to build a LMDh car.

“We are working very hard to have (rain) operational by the end of the year,” Hill said on the livestream. “Whether or not that translates into it shipping by the end of the year, I don’t think we’re ready to say that. We want to make sure we do it right. Internally, at least, we’ll certainly be driving around in rain, both graphically and physically, by the end of the year.”

Myers answered that one, saying they “definitely have plans to build an LMDh,” and that they’ve been “speaking to some of their partners already” about the prospect.

The LMDh classifies under the new Hypercar category, a joint classification from governing bodies ACO, FIA and IMSA. Spelled out fully as a Le Mans Daytona h, this new prototype car is something brand new for 2022. Car manufacturers such as Acura, Audi, BMW and Porsche are all linked to having a car in this class when it officially starts.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the venue recently scanned from top to bottom and the hope is to have that released by sometime next year.

Monaco was mentioned as something that they would be open to doing now that they have more people employed, as well as other street courses. Drag Racing is something that’s been talked about, but they don’t see it likely just yet.

https://traxion.gg/rain-confirmed-iracing-developing-rain-model-plus-new-cars-and-tracks/



iRacing Community Raises Over $55,000 For National MS Society in 4 Hours of Charlotte

In what may have been the best news for the community, iRacing helped to raise over $55,000 for the National MS society in the weekends 4 Hours of Charlotte Race.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-community-raises-over-55000-for-national-ms-society-in-4-hours-of-charlotte/



Rain, Mount Washington, Hungaroring, Hickory Confirmed Over Huge Weekend of iRacing News

https://www.iracing.com/rain-mount-washington-hungaroring-hickory-confirmed-over-huge-weekend-of-iracing-news/



Web Engineer

More Job opportunities at iRacing, this time they’re looking for a Web Engineer

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5103/web-engineer



Prepare to Change Your Paints

Adam Stern Tweeted that Nascar is in the final steps of a potential number switch where the decals will most likely move forward starting next season.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1422203145682309120?s=11



Pile em Up

Bernard Pollard Jr Tweets out another victory and shared his enthusiasm with a Twitter video.

https://twitter.com/Crushboy31/status/1422011904801845248



2022 PESC Qualifying & Contender Series

The Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup began it’s qualifying round thIs week at The Hockenheimring GP

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1422549885010812928?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/supercup/qualifying/



Updates

iRacing’s Alex Gustafson announced in the forums that the service was down at 7am EDT on Wednesday for scheduled maintenance. During that maintenance period, they weere will performing some database infrastructure upgrades.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5309/maintenance-database-infrastructure-upgrade-august-04-1100utc-0700est

Scar7752 Retweeted a meme that every single RTP team may be a little nervous after the update.

https://twitter.com/scar7752/status/1423002686677524480?s=11



Allied Esports, NASCAR announce gaming truck event tour

The Allied Esports Truck, North America’s first and only 18-wheel gaming truck, will make seven stops at NASCAR Cup Series race Midways and Fan Zones starting August 6-8 at Go Bowling at the Glen in Watkins Glen, New York and concluding November 7 at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. The 80-foot, 35-ton mobile gaming arena, which includes a main stage, caster booth, roof deck and full production capabilities, will host gameplay featuring Rocket League and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as iRacing on simulators. Participating fans will have the chance to play for prizes and giveaways throughout each weekend activation.

JOE HARRISON

https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/08/04/allied-esports-nascar-gaming-truck-2021-event-tour/



2021 Knoxville Nationals

A reminder for the upcoming iRacing Knoxville Nationals, the annual sprint car championship event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa using the 410 Winged Sprint Car.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

iRSE-Knoxville-Nationals-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



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  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
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Prizes Include:

  • Guest Spot on the iRacers Lounge Podcast
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Podcast Housekeeping

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Hardware/Software



All in 1 Cockpit Review pt 2

Barry Rowland posted on his YouTube Channel Part 2 of his All In 1 Gaming review, this time adding his hardware to the blue anodized aluminum rig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFi5CsuBD5I



GTR Simulator Racing Seats

GTR is offering their Simulator racing seats in a variety of colors for $248.00

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/smu-s105lbkrd



SimLab Race seats from Grid Engineering

Grid-Engineering is a Canadian company offering a selection of SimLab seats to the US Market

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

Someone on facebook was saying they will be selling the sim lab seats in N America…



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Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Race: Watkins Glen
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 17, slow
    • Ellis – p13 – on first lap hit curb on final corner and spun out hard, took some guys with me. Was second to dead last at that point and drove it back up to 13th. I had one other self spin after the stop, otherwise I might have caught tony
    • Rochette – P12 broke the top 10 streak on every niS attempt this season just wasnt fast 
    • Kyle = p7 Started p-17 and ran up to the top 5 after 13 laps. Had a couple small brushes with the wall but kept the car going strong. Pitted and went down 1 lap and fell to 11th and worked my way up to P-7.

Greg – P internet Issue

  • Ellis – p. Wrecked out

Rochette P5 Redemption, now keeping the top 10 best finishes of the NiS Road of the week almost had 4th if i had 1 or 2 more laps



Official Series

Ellis  PWrecked out IRR – while leading it just came around it took out the field


  • Four Hours of Charlotte – 
    • Ellis – p2 – 80 laps led out of 171, led the most laps – Missed q and almost missed the race walked in the office and they were gridding up. Start p11 – was up to p6 by lap 3. Then as pit stops came and went I gradually increased positions until I was leading laps. The unlimited resets definitely helped me as I had a meatball not once but twice, and I pitted to fix it. The winning team of 3, had 2 guys that were basically the same speed, and irating as me. The third guy had double the irating of anyone on track at the end. He was a second or more quicker than me every lap, so when he got in the car he was about 9 seconds back from me – he caught me fairly quickly, passed then gapped me… Still loads of fun, blasting through traffic like crazy all the time, there is no lul in the action. What was interesting is I ran it like a sprint race even though it was four hours long I had to go hard every lap
    • Tony – p4 – Love it. Im about to get lapped by this potato i go high and he runs me off the track and yells at me for being in the way. I got my payback later when i caused him a black flag by not giving him the chicane. So also o read there was supposed to be 2 quick repairs and they gave ya unlimited

Ellis – pwrecked – NextGen at Vegas – Lame

  • Podium RCR MACONI SETUP SHOP RACE – 
    • Greg – p8 – ran out of laps


League / Hosted Races

  • Congratulations Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Watkins Glen     
  • Ray Smith in the Amsoil #19 Finished 2nd
  • Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Finished 3rd

iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

  •      Kyle P-.Knoxville  Started p-6 ran strong all race. Once the track slicked off trying to find grip up top wasnt as quick as the slick bottom. Finished with a P-10


Final Thoughts




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On today’s show we’ll recap an exciting Coke Race at Watkins Glen with Series broadcaster Evan Posocco and, thanks to your donations in the 4 Hours of Charlotte, Greg Hill lets go some great secrets from the iRacing vault and we’ll cover them all. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0290

07/29/2021 – Bucket Head – Episode 0290

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Introduction

On today’s show we’ll recap the iRacing Coke Series All Star Race at Nashville and talk next gen racing with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll check out the evolution of Nascar Video Games from Racehub and where did we see iRacing in real-world victory lanes.

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Topics



Coke Race – All Star NexGen at Nashville

https://www.iracing.com/enascar-iracing-all-star-race-race-preview/

Those rules mean that we get to welcome back past series champions Richard Towler and Kenny Humpe, plus 2020 race winners Kollin Keister and Brandon Kettelle

  • Top 2 advance!
  • Early moment for @lyonschoice and @JakeNichols73! They gathered it up, but neither are in the transfer spot as they run. 
  • @Blade_Whitt scoots by for P3.
  • LAP 11: @FemiOlat_ tags the outside wall.
  • Lap 15 – manes whitt hurst wilson ray j nicols reynolds matheson
  • LAP 20: Halfway into the All-Star Open, @GarrettManes and @swilson3_ hold the transfer spots for the time being.
  • Wilson made a bold move with a slide job
  • Things are getting desperate! Comp yellow only a few laps away!
  • LAP 24: Battle for the lead! @GarrettManes and @swilson3_. NEW LEADER, Wilson!
  • LAP 25: Caution. this is the competition caution.
  • RESTART 11 to go: 
  • Scrappin hard for 2nd great racing 3 wide top 5 going for it
  • Bussa coming

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1420181227043278850

  • 6 to go: @mbussa75 takes 2nd from @TDawgHurst
  •  4 to go: NEW LEADER, @mbussa75
  • @mbussa75 WINS the All-Star Open!!!He and @MGuest33 advance to the All-Star Race!
  • Guys up front were saving tires early
  • Z nichols boes duval 
  • Bussa said he saved tires the 1st stage big time
  • The @NASCAR@iRacing All-Star Race is next!
  • @rayalfalla and @jmullisracing start from the front row after a 10-car invert.
  • LAP 4: Trouble! @AshtonCrowder is on his lid! @MitchelldeJong1 and others are involved!
  • No cautions in the @eNASCARCocaCola #iRacing Series All-Star Heat Race.
  • Quiet start Alfalla and logan gap the field
  • New leader in the heat: @LoganClampitt_
  • Over ray alfalla, luza third , bowlin mullis
  • 15 to go, Heat 1: @RyanLuza breaks loose after contact! He saves it!
  • 8 to go alfalla fades away
  • Last lap fireworks! 
  • @BowlinGraham steals the heat win away from @LoganClampitt_ in the closing laps!
  • GREEN FLAG: @BowlinGraham and @NickOttinger lead the field into turn 1 for the @eNASCARCocaCola #iRacing Series All-Star Race.
  • LAP 6: @BrandonKettelle has climbed up to 2nd!
  • LAP 11: New leader! @BrandonKettelle passes @BowlinGraham for the top spot. A LOT of drivers are saving tires, but they do have one extra set in the pits!
  • Lap 20: Caution. This is the first competition caution.
  •  13 drivers stayed out under this yellow. Of the eight that pitted, it was split on fuel only, two tires or taking the full set.
  • RESTART LAP 24: @BowlinGraham and @jmullisracing lead the field into turn 1.
  • TROUBLE! @cshearburn, @bobbyzalenski, @RyanLuza, @LoganClampitt_, @KollinKeister and others crash. No caution.
  • LAP 31: NEW LEADER, @jmullisracing to the top spot.
  • LAP 45: Caution. This is the second competition caution.
  • They were THREE WIDE coming to the line for the end of the second segment.
  • @CaseyKirwan23 nabs it.
  • Coming to the green… @BBryant53 will lead them on older tires!
  • TROUBLE! @CaseyKirwan23, @LoganClampitt_, @rayalfalla, and more crash!
  • 7 to go: @BrandonKettelle gets SENT into the outside wall!
  • Vincent mullis guest gets by bryant
  • 5 to go: NEW LEADER, @CVincent34
  • Side by side on white – WHITE FLAG! BATTLE FOR THE LEAD! @CVincent34 and @jmullisracing! Contact!
  • GIVE IT TO MULLIS! ALL STAR CHAMPION
  • @jmullisracing holds off @CVincent34 to win the $3,500!
  • @CVincent34 takes 2nd and $1,500, @MGuest33 3rd takes home a $500 prize.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1420206708945825793

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4LlULg1zS/?utm_medium=share_sheet



NASCARcade

Tuesday night on Nascar Race Hub they aired a segment called NASCARcade exploring the evolution and history of Nascar video games.

https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1418647676137189381?s=11

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x82z4l5



Max at Spa

Formula 1 star Max Verstappen was back on iRacing driving for @teamredlinesim in the 24H of Spa.



SimRacerHub

Clinton Snead made an announcement that he is the new owner of SimRacerHub.com, formerly the DanLisa league scoring website. He reminded everyone on his post to update the new domain name in your URL and everything will continue to work as before.

https://www.simracerhub.com/scoring/season_race.php?race_id=120481



iRacing in the Winners Circle

Josh Berry, in his iRacing sponsored No. 8 Late Model for JR Motorsports went to victory lane at the 13th annual Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway.

https://twitter.com/joshberry/status/1419156216102666241?s=11

Not to be outdone, Ty Majeski took another victory in his iRacing sponsored ARCA Midwest Tour at the Larry Detjens Memorial 125 at State Park Speedway.

https://twitter.com/TyMajeski/status/1419390568321490956



4 Hours of Charlotte

Don’t forget this weekend’s 4 hours of Charlotte to bnefit the MS Society. To try to help boost participation Stevev Myers posted on his Twitter that I would really love to see our community step up and support our @mssociety fundraising this Saturday. So for the right price, I will choose questions to answer from this thread during the broadcast if you show proof of a donation.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1420204180417953801?s=11

JR Wants a Buick

Dale Jr posted a response to Steve Myers that he’s made his donation and wants a 1987 Buick Lasabre added to the Nasar Legends Series lineup.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1420413609964883977?s=11



Retro 500

Podium eSports will be holding the The Retro 500, it’s tribute to the Winston Cup era of stock car racing and returns to the calendar for 2021 after a one-year hiatus. Utilizing the 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird at Darlington Raceway, drivers will compete in qualifier races throughout August in order to earn their place in the 367-lap, 500-mile feature race on the evening of Labor Day. The winner will earn $500 in prize money and the bragging rights that come with victory in one of virtual stock car racing’s ultimate tests of skill.

https://www.podiumesports.com/retro500

In order to qualify for the event, drivers will need to finish in the top 10 in one of 4 qualifying races, which will be run once per week for the 4 weeks leading up to the Retro 500 (Wednesday nights in August). 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4916/registration-is-open-for-the-retro-500-on-podium-esports



2021 BMW SIM GT Cup Season 2—Broadcast Information

Arjuna Kankipati2 posted in the forums that RaceSpot TV is proud to be broadcasting Saturday’s 13:00 GMT top split of the BMW SIM GT Cup Season 2!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4932/2021-bmw-sim-gt-cup-season-2-broadcast-information



Richard Childress Racing Fan Event [Mike]

Jeffrey Maconi posted in the forums that Maconi Setup Shop has partnered with Richard Childress Racing (yes, that RCR) this Sunday, August 1st with a race with the current gen Cup Cars at Twin Ring Motegi! This event is 100% FREE to join, with the winner getting some setups from Maconi Setup Shop, a swag bag filled with some AWESOME RCR merch, and most importantly, bragging rights! Signups are at www.maconisetupshop.com/ercr and are currently open. Be sure to head over there and sign up, as well as grab the setup to start practicing! We’ll see you there! 😉

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4959/richard-childress-racing-fan-event



Road iRating

iRacing asked is members in a Tweet, “What is your current Road iRating?” The majority of the voters claimed to be between 1501-3000 at 45%.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1420459098781409280?s=11



Anti-Cheat Software Engineer

iRacing has a new job posting, this one looking for a Anti-Cheat Software Engineer who will be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of systems and features related to the security and integrity of our racing simulation. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5003/anti-cheat-software-engineer



User Experience Designer

They are also looking to hire a User Experience Designer, whose roll would make them responsible for ensuring the usability of our next generation user interface.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5005/user-experience-designer



New Track

Townsend Bell Tweeted that the Indycar Series will be adding a new street course in Nashville

https://twitter.com/townsendbell/status/1420834053779902465?s=11



iRacing for Serious Racers

Kevin Scott posted his thoughts for an iRacing series for ‘Serious Drivers.” His thoughts were that there would be a membership separated from the regular platform and put into its own division of racers. The platform would be you pay a amount to be in a more professional racing session money races that would pay for the platform and only serious racers need apply. Strict rules would be set in place, something like a road to pro league but for all racers that are serious and records are kept and level ups would take you to the road to pro and contender series. Key being not racing with racers that just wanna wreck or don’t care about taking things serious.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2605/iracing-serious-racers



Defending Clampitt

iRacing posted a video on their Twitter page of member Christopher Cooke defending his position against Coke Series Driver Logan Clampitt in a truck race on the Daytona Road Course for a great finish.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1419707040331714565?s=11



Indy Slide

iRacing posted on their Instagram page, a video of member Damon Henton of him loosing control of his Indy Car out of turn 4 of IMS only to make the catch and save his car from wrecking.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4Ubn3AWcK/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Side by Side Finish

iRacing also posted on their Instagram page a video of some very close side-by-side racing between members Raphael Bonifacio and Michael Fix at Montreal in the formula Renault.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR66KFFAC2-/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Forum Interruption

iRacing announced that their forum provider was down for maintenance just after noon this morning meaning the forums were temporality offline.

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1420777248005709835?s=11

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1420777248005709835?s=11



iRacing Presents the 2021 Knoxville Nationals

A reminder for the upcoming iRacing Knoxville Nationals, the annual sprint car championship event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa using the 410 Winged Sprint Car.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

iRSE-Knoxville-Nationals-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



GRID FINDER PAINT FESTIVAL

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iRacers Lounge Podcast and Grid Finder present a livery competition.

Here are the details:

  • Livery must be for iRacing
  • Livery must be uploaded to the Grid Finder paint shop
    • with all the info filled in and at least 3 sample images
  • Livery must be posted on social media with iRacers Lounge and Grid Finder tagged
  • Livery must have a Grid Finder theme
  • Primary Sponsor will be Grid Finder with iRacers Lounge as secondary
    • Any other additional sponsorships are welcome
  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
  • Deadline for entry is 8/18/2021 Midnight EST.

Prizes Include:

  • Guest Spot on the iRacers Lounge Podcast
  • Grid Finder sim racing gloves and $50 in iRacing credit from Grid-Finder.com
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http://iracerslounge.com/grid-finder-paint-festival/



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://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/



Hardware/Software


Cubic QS220-PL

Digital Motorsports presents the Cubic QS220-PL, a complete 4 actuator motion system for platform rigs for $8K

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRowJPhNi-I/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://digital-motorsports.com/



All in 1 Gaming Pro Sim Cockpit

Barry Rowland reviews the All in1 Gaming Pro Sim Cockpit. In the first video he reviews the building of the cockpit and accessories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKiau4-kNg

https://allin1gaming.com/



Simcore Rig Review

simcore_
STD20-WD Sim racing USB button box secured on a UM1-ALN servo steering mounting system, extended with a UH1-125 extension hub and complimented by a streamdeck aluminium case,
Installed in NSW, Australia.
Thank you Mark,

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRmIe2Rt-lS/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Mechatronix

Mechatronix shows of his motion system that sets the driver (rider) several feet off of the floor.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3075290456083283

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=126536206313468&id=100068712677880



HRS SVGT3 Wheel

Hybrid Racing Simulations presents the HRS SVGT3 Wheel, based on the OMP 310 ALU GT Wheel Rim.  They worked directly with Red Bull Driver Shane van Gisbergen to bring this new wheel to life. These wheels will be limited to 100pcs only, all of which will come with a personalized, signed authentication certificate from Shane van Gisbergen

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



Vyral

Vyral is a retail E-Sports venue in Ohio that offer all thing including custom PC Builds, PC accessories and include an eSport arena that you can rent including Race Simulators.

https://www.vyralteq.com/



Puma Active Gaming Sock

Puma is offering their ‘Active Gaming Sock’ that could be for those drivers who don’t prefer racing in their shoes.

Behold, The $100 "Active Gaming" Sock From Puma

https://www.facebook.com/13892765435/posts/10165831766665436/?d=n



Mecapit VR Simracing Cockpits

Mecapit is a Spanish company that offers it’s aluminum VR cockpit between 390-465euros.

https://www.uverrecockpits.es/?v=3b0903ff8db1



Helmet G Force Simulator


corridavirtual posted a YouTube video of Felipe Nasr doing some Hard Training testing on simulator with Helmet G force simulation.

https://youtu.be/dYxtPtXndIM



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • A Fixed
    • Ellis  PWrecked Out – Had a good run going up to 2nd at one point – but i screwed up and floated up and tried to come back down – then w damage i spun tires on final restart and wrecked again

C Fixed

  • Tyler. P-1! Raced at IRSS in the ganders with Maccubbin calling the moves. Really fun race and working as a team. 




League / Hosted Races

  1. Greg p wrecked
  2. Steve – wrecked
  3. Mike – p .2 – there was a quick caution. Topped off fuel – ran hard from 17th up to 9th – then gf stops was 6th when caution came – got tires – worked my way back to 2nd – alan p wins – class of his own
  4. Hall – p. 3
  5. Joe – p9 – got caught in first caution was dead last about to be lapped – nice recovery
  1. Bobby – Wrecked Out
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Talladega  P6- Found myself in a good position on turn 4 on the last lap for a possible win, just didn’t have the fuel to find out.
  • Congratulations Dwayne McArthur in the REG Custom #97 Chevy Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Chicagoland Speedway    
  • Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Toyota Finished 2nd
  • Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Chevy Finished 3rd 
  • Brian P9 – Very clean race. Tough to pass without losing speed and tires.  Lots of interesting pit strategies.  


Final Thoughts



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

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On today’s show we’ll recap the iRacing Coke Series All Star Race at Nashville and talk next gen racing with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll check out the evolution of Nascar Video Games from Racehub and where did we see iRacing in real-world victory lanes. 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. 

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Hosts:

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Episode 0289

7/22/2021 – Over 4 Billion Served – Episode 0289

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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This week on the show we celebrate with iRacing the 4 billion laps completed milestone, we’ll explore the shadow teams of the Coke Series and see how iRacing holds up side by side with the real world.

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Topics



4 Billionth Lap Is Coming Up Fast!

Stephen Warcup Posts in the forums, “What a great time to be on iRacing!” as iRacing quickly approached 4 billion laps completed.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1764/4-billionth-lap-is-coming-up-fast#latest

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1417515806154440708?s=11



2021 Season 3 Patch 3 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

iRacing dropped the release notes for Saturday’s Season 3, Patch 3, Hotfix 1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4181/2021-season-3-patch-3-hotfix-1-release-notes-2021-07-15-01



Reminder

A reminder for the upcoming 24 Hours of Charlotte Charity race benefiting The National MS Society, now with the timeslots available.

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3671/4-hours-of-charlotte-benefiting-national-ms-society

Date: July 30-31, 2021

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT = 6pm eastern

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT = 3am eastern

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT (Broadcast) = 8am eastern

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT= 12pm eastern



iRacing Vs Real Life

IMSA driver Daniel Morad posted a video on his YouTube Channel of a side by side comparison between a lap at Belle Isle and the similarities are astounding.



Porsche Supercup Qualifying

On 31 July, the qualifying series for the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup (PESC) gets underway. Starting from now, sim racers around the world can secure one of the 15 free starting places in the fiercely contested championship. The qualifying series initially features six preliminary heats on six different virtual racetracks. The events will be held on Saturday every week between 31 July and 4 September 2021.

https://twitter.com/porscheraces/status/1417424044253646848?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/supercup/qualifying/



Sim Racing / esports

David Schilfhouse asked on his Twitter page why sim racing often doesn’t get the views/engagement that is inline with it’s audience size compared to other esports.

https://twitter.com/schildhoused/status/1417207962402115586?s=11



6 Hours of the Eifel

VCO eSports hosted a race Wednesday, the 6 Hours of the Eifel, a charity race to help those effected by the horrible flooding in the Nurburgring area. The race was broadcast on RaceSpot TV. Donations can still be made at http://v-c-o.info/RaceAgainstTheFlood…

https://twitter.com/vcoesports/status/1416743131463274496?s=11

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc_PKqePIYfcTV1sF8NfL5YNxiLAE6AGWfoo3AkdYlk0F0_g/viewform

https://fundrazr.com/RaceAgainstTheFlood?ref=ab_6scFur1ogCI6scFur1ogCI

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4509/vco-6hr-of-eifel-gp-charity-event



The shadow teams that drive the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

An article on Racer.com’s website discusses the “Shadow Teams” that drive the eNascar Racing Coke Series. Mentioning that teams like Deadzone Racing, Team Conti, Lockdown Racing, and Lowline Racing which have little official structure and are mostly comprised of groups of friends who climbed through iRacing’s ranks together. The largest of these teams, Deadzone Racing, has 12 drivers in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and plenty more in the Road to Pro series trying to make it into the Coca-Cola Series.  These teams are rarely, if ever, mentioned on the broadcasts and outsiders would have little idea they existed if they didn’t look for them.

https://racer.com/2021/07/15/the-shadow-teams-that-drive-the-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series/



On the road again

Jake Poulin posted on the iRacing twitter page accompanying a photo of the iRacing van, “On the Road Again.” Suggesting that the scanners will be back in action at a track near you.

https://twitter.com/jpoulin2013/status/1417579985494216706?s=11



Promoted

Steve Myers announced on his Twitter page that Greg Hill has stepped up in the iRacing organization becoming the new Executive Producer.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1416180873259532288?s=11



Missed the Chicane

The Global SimRacing Channel broadcasted a race, picked up on iRacing’s Twitter page of a race at Monza where both leaders missed the opening chicane, and dragged the barriers around the track with them in some open wheel craziness,

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1417998650362449930?s=11



P1 Pollard

Bernard Pollard Jr posted a reaction video on his Twitter account of him taking the win in his Nascar Truck race.

https://twitter.com/crushboy31/status/1417649910573408256?s=11



iRacing Presents the 2021 Knoxville Nationals

Tyler D. Hudson Posted the info in the forums for the upcoming iRacing Knoxville Nationals the famous, annual sprint car champoinship event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa using the 410 Winged Sprint Car.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

iRSE-Knoxville-Nationals-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



Season 4 Schedule Time

Tyler D. Hudson Posted in the forum that he’s now accepting requests from the community on the 2021 Season 4 track schedules and length of races. Please do so by Wednesday, August 18th, and only use the template provided by Tyler in his forum posts.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4542/2021-season-4-schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4543/2021-season-4-c-class-schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4549/2021-season-4-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4545/2021-season-4-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4560/2021-season-4-schedule#latest



Off Week Race

https://twitter.com/iracerslounge/status/1418298915862896640?s=11



GRID FINDER PAINT FESTIVAL

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iRacers Lounge Podcast and Grid Finder present a livery competition.

Here are the details:

  • Livery must be for iRacing
  • Livery must be uploaded to the Grid Finder paint shop
    • with all the info filled in and at least 3 sample images
  • Livery must be posted on social media with iRacers Lounge and Grid Finder tagged
  • Livery must have a Grid Finder theme
  • Primary Sponsor will be Grid Finder with iRacers Lounge as secondary
    • Any other additional sponsorships are welcome
  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
  • Deadline for entry is 8/18/2021 Midnight EST.

Prizes Include:

  • Guest Spot on the iRacers Lounge Podcast
  • Grid Finder sim racing gloves and $50 in iRacing credit from Grid-Finder.com
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http://iracerslounge.com/grid-finder-paint-festival/




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://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!!

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


Monoposto 3xDGS-ST edition

The Monoposto 3xDGS-ST edition from Italian maker DGS is an aluminum profile style rig with seat included and triple monitor mounts that fit up to 65″ monitors selling for 2,204 euros discounted from the regular price of 2,755 euros.

https://en.drivegameseat.it/shop



B4P GT simulator

The Build 4 Performance GT is a motion platform rig with seat, wheel, pedals and monitor mounts from the Netherlands priced at 24,995 euros.

https://www.build4performance.com/en/b4p-gt/



Aeron Sim Evo 3 RS 2021

Italian designer Aeron Sim’s Evo 3 RS is a tube style racing cockpit with seat on sale for 1,299 euros reduced from 1,519 euros.

postazione-di-guida-aeron-sim-evo-3-rs-3.jpg

https://aeronsim.com/en/prodotto/postazione-di-guida-evo-3-rs/



The ZEEEM RACR

German Manufacturer Zeeem introduces their Racr all-in-one racing rig with seat motion, seat, pedals, wheel and triple monitors.

RACR FACTS

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fzeeem.racing%2Fzeeem-racr%2F

https://zeeem.racing/zeeem-racr/



The GT Rig

ESports Simulation’s GT Rig is a rig with seat available in three colors for $1,749.99

GT-Red

https://esportsimulation.com/product/gt-rig/



Varjo VR3 VR Headset

The Varjo VR3 VR headset my be the future of VR gaming headsets if it’s design becomes available for the home consumer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1b8h780WE

https://varjo.com/products/vr-3/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=iDb0OjNG2is&feature=youtu.be



Motion Simulations Twin Seater

Motion Simulations posted an Instagram video of a Full wrap-around, projection style full motion simulator with a two-seater rig to run side-by-side with your friends

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

https://www.motionsimulation.com/

AND the NEW LC Series Sim

They also have their new LC Series with a fully movable pedal base, wheel base stand and rocker style adjustment to change seating positions for different styles of racing

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRjUbUxoL4c/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Listener Rob Jackson Sends in Rig Review

Show listener Rob Jackson sent in this ingenious, convertible racing/flight rig.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRggJaTAzY3/?utm_medium=copy_link



Clubsport Steering Wheel RS

Open for Pre-Orders now is Fanatec’s new Clubsport Steering Wheel RS. An oval wheel rim with integrated buttons, LED’s and paddle shifters for $299.95. Orders will begin shipping on October 6th.

https://simracing-pc.de/en/2021/07/14/fanatec-clubsport-lenkrad-rs/

Updated Clubsport Wheels on preorder [Brian]

Noctam posted a question on Reddit, which is your favorite of the new Fanatec Clubsport preorder wheels?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fanatec/comments/ok9nyd/updated_clubsport_wheels_on_preorder_which_one_is/

https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/



3D Rap Ngasa Pedals

Innovation. Modularity. Upgradability. A pedal board with a customizable feel and set, with kits and upgrades designed by 3DRap.

Ngasa Pedals - Newsletter

https://www.facebook.com/447626188680319/posts/4461810880516839/?d=n



Vintage McLaren MP4/4 Wheel

3DRap Vintage collection presents the replica steering wheel of the McLaren MP4 / 4. Available now

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2572617639699274

https://www.3drap.it/product/mod-mp4-4-vintage-formula-rim-logitech-thrustmaster-osw/



Listener Craig Reams sends in

From listener Craig Reams, a YouTube video from Dan Suzuki shows you how to use the iRacing button encoders to double your buttons on any wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYDfIz-qv9A



Chase for the Cup Spotter Pack

Davin@DriveThrough posted on a Twitter a download to get the EA Sports Case for the Cup Spotter pack for iRacing

https://twitter.com/drivethrough_/status/1417585361962864644?s=11

https://drive.google.com/u/0/uc?id=1LReOhJdCIBNrmRCHCXPs8d_OmuMgVZO3&export=download



Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+ [Hall]

Heusinkveld is very happy to present their new Sim Pedals Ultimate+ powered by Heusinkveld SmartControl – available now in our webshop and at our resellers.

https://twitter.com/HeusinkveldEng/status/1417836249298186244

Upgrade Kit [Brian]

The Upgrade Kit for the classic Sim Pedals Ultimate will be available around July 27th. With the kit you get the main technical upgrades of the Sim Pedals Ultimate+, incl. SmartControl and the new brake spring elastomers.

https://twitter.com/HeusinkveldEng/status/1417836263089053696

https://heusinkveld.com/shop/sim-pedals/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: New Hampshire

  • Ellis –  pDNF was taking it easy a bit past half way got caught up in anothers wreck couldnt miss it  – it blew up maybe 30 later
  • Greg – P19 involved in everything
  • Hall = P wrecked out, stumbled on for a bit
  • Sunday Open
    • Tom D – p2. What an interesting race.  Got involved in a crash (my fault) lost a lap and a few RPM.  Got my lap back with 35 to go. Was able to work my way up to 3rd when a caution came out with 4 laps to go. Decided to pit. Restarted in 7th for a GWC.  Got to 2nd, needed a couple more laps for a win. But I’ll take it
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p25 – got totally collected in a wreck that I could not miss – 8 minutes damaged – soldiered on from 33rd to 25th


Official Series

  • Carb cup – mike. Almost won. Wrecked coming to checker trying to block  – next gen iracing super speedway
    • Ran again – michigan though – flat out never lift ever – sucky ass racing
  • Formula V at Bristol  Hosted – super fun
  • Hosted – sprint cars at bristol – WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER – p1 
  • Then DSS at Lernersville – I suck
  • Then carb cup nextgen at michigan – p1 – WOO – did same race twice more wrecked out
  • The hosted kia optima at n wilkesboro – wrecked out




League / Hosted Races

FastTrack Sim Racing League –

  1. Greg p 4
  2. Mike – p .I will give you one guess
  3. Hall – p. 3
  • Congratulations Dwayne McArthur in the REG Custom #97 Chevy Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Auto Club Speedway     
  • Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Toyota Finished 2nd
  • Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Chevy 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. Over 4 Billion Serves
  2. .
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Description

This week on the show we celebrate with iRacing the 4 billion laps completed milestone, we’ll explore the shadow teams of the Coke Series and see how iRacing holds up side by side with the real world. 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. 

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Hosts:

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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

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Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

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Episode 0288

7/15/2021 – Essential Smells – Episode 0288

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



Coke Race

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1414622679454339074?s=11

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

  • @cshearburn and @KeeganLeahy lead the field
  • Early on, @cshearburn leads the field… most have gone single file early on.
  • CAUTION! LAP 24. @AshtonCrowder is involved, he has a ton of damage.
  • @NickOttinger, @john_gorlinsky and @MalikRayTTV are towards the back of the pack now with some decent damage.

  • LAP 53:Second caution at lap 52! @bschoon55 and @aburroughs62 tangle in the back!Conti takes the lead right before the yellow
  • Clampitt takes 2
  • RESTART LAP 57: @vicente_salas14 and @LoganClampitt_ lead the field into turn 1.
  • Track position currently paying off for @vicente_salas14, but @MikeConti5 on four tires is coming quick!

  • LAP 68: @MikeConti5 leans on @vicente_salas14 for the lead!SIDE BY SIDELAP AFTER LAP@vicente_salas14 will NOT let @MikeConti5 go!
  • Two tires not paying off anymore for 
  • @LoganClampitt_ who gets the boot from the “Four-Time Champ”, as Clampitt sarcastically said to @rayalfalla after the bump.

  •  Caution #3 @swilson3_ (currently in playoffs on points in P10) gets tagged by 
  • @GarrettManes and multiple cars are involved! 
  • @MikeConti5 leads the entire field onto pit road.
  • Schoenburg stays out – salas stays out
  • 56 to go: NEW LEADER, @RReSports’ @jmullisracing
  •  @znovak15 has some nose damage after a chop from @vicente_salas14 a few laps ago… Novak still P3 and closing in on the leaders though!
  • @jmullisracing takes the lead after @bschoon55 stayed out on old tires and the restart got jumbled up!
  • 41 to go: BIG SLIDE for @DDuval42! He SAVES it!

  • Caution 4 is out, lap 121!
  • @FemiOlat_ tried to get back into line behind @caine_cook and just misjudged it, and sent the 15 spinning.
  • Going to have a shootout here to end it, 25 laps to go on the RS. Some guys have stayed out again! 
  • RESTART 26 to go: @A_Boes21 and @swilson3_ stayed out and lead the field into turn 1.
  •  3 4 and 5 wide – and the whole field wrecks!~

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1415135470040801282

  • @RyanLuza spun while they were 3, 4, and 5-wide. 
  • @bobbyzalenski, @FemiOlat_, @vicente_salas14 and more among those involved.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1415135425988075520

  • RESTART 21 to go: @jmullisracing and @MikeConti5 lead the field into turn 1.
  • Another wreck but no caution this time they keep it going! – TROUBLE! 
  • @swilson3_ gets sent into the wall! 
  • @rayalfalla, @BBryant53, and @GarrettManes appear to have damage. NO CAUTION.
  • 18 to go: CAUTION! @GarrettManes gets a bump from @DerekJustis and now it’s less than 15 to go at the Magic Mile.
  •  July 27 Tuesday Nashville – next gen – next race

  • RESTART 13 to go: @jmullisracing and @MikeConti5 lead the field into turn 1.
  • 11 to go: CAUTION! @A_Boes21 spins… after contact with his @McLarenShadow teammate @blakereynolds66
  • . RESTART 6 to go: @jmullisracing and @MikeConti5 lead the field into turn 1.
  • Caution. 
  • @mbussa75, @LoganClampitt_, @vicente_salas14, and @john_gorlinsky Crashed.

  • Can they make it to the end green? RESTART OVERTIME #1! Mullis conti nichols novak 
  • CHECKERED FLAG! @RReSports’ @jmullisracing wins at virtual @NHMS!
  • @jmullisracing makes it three straight @CocaColaRacing Series victories at virtual @NHMS!
  • Jake Nichols 2nd – career best – 
  • 3. @MikeConti5
  • 4. @znovak15
  • 5. @BowlinGraham
  • 6. @bdavies_88
  • 7. @rayalfalla
  • 8. @MGuest33
  • 9. @CVincent34
  • 10. @MitchelldeJong1

GWC End of Race

https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1415140471387664385

Move of the Race

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1415142683476103168

https://danlisa.com/scoring/season_standings.php?season_id=13048



iRacing Top 10 Highlights – June 2021 [Hall]

iRacing dropped the Top 10 Highlight for the month of June on their YouTube Channel this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-CYkF4n6iw



Why iRacing can now afford to be choosy [Brian]

An article in Racer.com, the online motorsports magazine describes how successful iRacing’s business model has become, essentially re-inventing how the model is done. Where as before, software companies would pay large amounts of money up front for licensing rights, to iRacing becoming a marketing tool for manufacturers to iRacing “super users” (die-hard iRacing fans) as described by Steve Myers. In the beginning iRacing had to plead their case and business model to manufacturers to join the sim. But now, they get more requests from manufacturers to join than they can accept because of it’s success, and as such can now be choosey as to whom they bring into the sim.

https://racer.com/2021/07/08/why-iracing-can-now-afford-to-be-choosy/



She’s just standing there… MENACINGLY!!! [Greg]

On the back straight on the Summit Point Motor a creepy, lone fan stands apart from all of the others in the bleacher stands oddly staring menacingly down the track towards turn 9.

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/ohephw/shes_just_standing_there_menacingly/



Flying for the Win [Mike]

Jimmy Mullis is launched thru the trees after going off track at the Monza Oval, but recovers to claim victory.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRHm3kOAASn/?utm_medium=share_sheet



eRacr Roval Racing Series [Hall]

The eRacr Roval Racing Series. A fun, challenging, multi-class series that takes place over 7 weeks using the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck series vehicles at underutilized Rovals on the iRacing service. Qualifying weekend starts Saturday. Races will include

  1. Charlotte Roval
  2. Texas [Legacy] – RC Combined
  3. Indianapolis – Road Course
  4. Pocono [Legacy] – International
  5. New Hampshire – RC w/ North Oval
  6. Auto Club – Competition
  7. Homestead – Road Course B

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1413202329927516163?s=11



4 Hours of Charlotte Benefiting National MS Society [Brian]

Just a reminder to check out the 4 Hours of Charlotte charity race to benefit the Natonal MS Society which takes place on July 30-31st. You can visit http://ntlms.org/iracing to donate and register.

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3671/4-hours-of-charlotte-benefiting-national-ms-society



Thirty Minute Late Model guide [Greg]

Christopher Kimrey posted in the iRacing forums a comprehensive Late Model setup guide in Google Docs for you to check out and learn the Late model Car..

The link for the guide is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ISrnAp05pMiK-6KZtGBydE_FjP3UckY_P3c2SD2M3v8/edit?usp=sharing

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/23679#Comment_23679



Pro Invitational Retrospective [Mike]

Traxion posted an article about the history, of the iRacing Pro Series from its prosperous beginnings to it’s unceremonious end. What went wrong, what went right, and what could have been.

https://traxion.gg/retrospective-what-was-what-could-have-been-with-the-enascar-pro-invitational-iracing-series/



Motorsport Games Confirms NASCAR 21 [Hall]

IGN reported that Motorsport Games has confirmed a new NASCAR game will be ready for 2021, and it will not be a continuation of the Heat series. NASCAR 21 will represent a fresh start for NASCAR simulations from Motorsport Games and will be powered by Unreal Engine and Studio 397’s acclaimed rFactor 2 physics

https://www.ign.com/articles/motorsport-games-confirms-nascar-21-new-engine-new-physics



Greatest iRacing Achievements [Brian]

On their Twitter page, iRacing asks members, what’s your greatest iRacing achievements?

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1414672550651699204?s=11



Steering Ratio is Now What? [Greg]

Steve Rada in the forums asked ,”I was wanting to find out, how does someone go about on finding what is consider the steering ratio on the Next Gen, and what do we have to do to get it where the current gen is, being 12.1,14.1, & 16.1.” Staff Member Matt Holden replied that, “The NextGen uses a completely different steering system than the other cars, so the steering pinion controls the steering speed instead of the power steering box. Like Vern said it doesn’t correlate directly to the steering box ratio, higher pinion numbers produce more movement for a given steering input and would be like running a lower-ratio, faster steering box.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/25155#Comment_25155



2021 Season 3 Patch 3 Release Notes [Mike]

Alex Gustafson posts in the forums the 2021 Season 3 Patch 3 Release which contains a variety of updates and fixes for the 2021 Season 3 Release.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4041/2021-season-3-patch-3-release-notes-2021-07-13-01



2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup [Hall]

Starting on July 31th, the qualifying series for the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup gets underway with a new qualification format that is open for all iRacing members. The virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup serves as the digital racing car and TAG Heuer has once again signed on as title sponsor.


Qualifying Series
31.07.2021 – Germany: Hockenheimring (18 laps)
07.08.2021 – Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (18 laps)
14.08.2021 – Austria: Red Bull Ring (20 laps)
21.08.2021 – USA: Road Atlanta (18 laps)
28.08.2021 – USA: Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit (26 laps)
04.09.2021 – Germany: Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit (14 laps)

Contender Series
25.09.2021 – Germany: Hockenheimring (9/18 laps)
02.10.2021 – Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (9/18 laps)
09.10.2021 – Austria: Red Bull Ring (10/20 laps)
16.10.2021 – USA: Road Atlanta (9/18 laps)
23.10.2021 – USA: Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit (13/26 laps)
30.10.2021 – Germany: Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit (7/14 laps)
(in brackets: Number of laps for sprint and main race)

https://presse.porsche.de/prod/presse_pag/PressResources.nsf/Content?ReadForm&languageversionid=1229690



Sad Day for the iRacing Community [Brian]

Last night, in a post from his sister Lenora, we were informed of the loss of fellow iRacer, OBRL member and all around great guy as Gary Corbett passed after a hard foughgt battle with cancer.



Hall’s in the Wall [Hall]

On iRacing’s Instagram they posted David Hall posted Instagram how to take out the wall in the tricky pits at Pocono



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://iracerslounge.com/

Shout out to team mate and friend JOE OWEN – Going through some medical issues….We are with you bud, be strong…

Midwest Simulations

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK, LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


Simrigs eXodus MAX Sim Racing Cockpit [Hall]

The Simrigs eXodus MAX simracing cockpit is their heavy duty extruded aluminum cockpit prices at $1399.

https://playtech.co.nz/products/simrigs-exodus-max-sim-racing-cockpit?_pos=1&_sid=90b4e02d3&_ss=r



Racewerk Pedals [Brian]

After 2 years of development, Racewerk unveiles their latest revision of the S1 pedals which were designed, machined and built in house at Wittlich, Germany at Racewerk.com with full quality control over the whole process. Starting at €840,00 excl. VAT as a limited offer. We are confident that these are the smoothest pedals on the market .S1 Pro still has the Tilton 78 endurance racing master cylinders. GRAB THEM WHILE YOU CAN. Two and three pedal variants are now available. Black is on stock and we have a limited quantity of Racewerk Orange pedals coming in 2 weeks time.

No photo description available.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SimRacingDrivers/permalink/2411877708956150/



Sim Racing Setup [Greg]

On an Instagram post on Sim Racing Setup they show off their motion rig .

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



RS Simulation [Mike]

The Sector One eSport is the newest from the Sector One series of open wheel orientated rigs. We brought all our professional expertise to create the perfect machine for you to perform on the racing platforms. The immersion experience of the eSport Sector One will set new standards on the market.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRECuaXtnQ0/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.sectoronesim.com/



Lovely Stickers [Hall]

Lovelystickers are happy to announce that they are almost ready to have available on their website the set of Charles Leclerc/Ferrari stickers for a Playseat Formula cockpit.

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

Lando Norris-McLeren [Greg]

Lovely Stickers also makes for the Playseat Formula, a Lando Norris/McLaren themed stickers

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRRJv0ft9fX/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Gran Turismo-Branded Fanatec Direct Drive Wheel [Mike]

on GTPlanet’s website, images that seem to reveal Fanatec’s promised PlayStation 5 Direct Drive wheel have surfaced on different social media sites over the weekend, and it looks set to be an official Gran Turismo product too.

https://www.gtplanet.net/fanatec-ps5-dd-gt7-20210712/



Car Guy Candles [Brian]

If you’re missing that one last piece of racing immersion, Car Guy Candles has race car inspired scented candles to get your rig room smelling like you’re actually at the track, with scents like Racing Fuel, Exhaust and Burt Rubber.



Revealing of Motion 1 [Hall]

The time has finally come! Redefine your gaming experience with Motion 1 – The revolutionary haptic chair from Cooler Master and D-BOX designed specifically for gamers who want the most from their favorite games. D-box mentioned the price will be around $2000 usd.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1121823038341714



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Atlanta

  • Ellis –  pdnf – Got wrecked going straight down the back strectch – got hooked into wall hard, no caution, steering is 90 degrees turned – soldier on as I am getting lapped i brush the wall a bit trying to stay high and the leader runs over me p i am then toast up against the wall smoking and 5 cars later someone else piles in
    • Josh quote after watching replays – “You got hooked on back stretch. That’s not on you. And you stayed right to wall with blown motor.
    • The hitting wall while being lapped, sucks but we have all been in that situation and it wasn’t intentional and you were struggling with damage.”
  • Greg – PWas running p5 till I noticed I didn’t have enough fuel for some reason on a 55 lap run. Must have not filled it for some reason. P21 finish
  • Hall = P 14, green to green, shuffled back to 30ths early on from evading a near wreck, was 25th when pit cycles started, neted up to 14th, some of the 20 lap fresher tires behind me stopped gaining on me after their laps were 20 laps old.
  • Rochette Pdnf got caught in other peoples BS. Forgot to mention I am now proclaiming myself the 2021 Tifosi NiS Road Kingahhhhh
  • Chris- pdnf
  • Sunday Open
    • Stephen – p1 
    • Rochette- P2 Stayed clean and made it a Tifosi 1-2 with Stephen Louallen. If it was Chris Scales leading i would’ve wreck his ass “smiley face” 
    • Kyle – P P-3 Started P-8. Had to deal with some early race cautions and about lap 50 Was the last restart and run top 3. Took the lead and held it for 16 laps until i pitted with 23 to and then raced my way up to a P-3 and was running down the leader. If i had another 5 laps i would of regained the lead as i had 25 lap fresher tires then the leader but just ran out of laps.
    • Hall – p 9.  1 caution
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pwrecked out – missed the first 3 cautions but didnt miss the 4th – totally wrecked out couldnt miss it
    • Greg – P13 wrecked on gwc going for the win
    • Brian – P What more could go wrong…
    • Stephen – p
    • Kyle – P
    • Tyler. P-6 Started in the back and just worked my way up thru the field.

Race: New Hampshire

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p wrecked, failed to avoid a wreck, a lot of cautions, one of em got me
    • Ellis – DNF – Went to the outside of a guy on the inside down the straight and he came up and pushed us both to the wall – not clear
    • Kyle = dnf blew pu after stacking up at start
    • Greg – P
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p 10  Got caught up in a late wreck, but more other cars got worse damage, plus the EOL bug, higher position than I probably would have gotten.
    • Ellis – p.

Rochette P #88 for the keys. I suck at Land of the Hamsters dodged some wrecks and finished 8th…. Rest in Heaven Gary



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall  P 1!  Finally after being so close all week.  Took some luck, was gonna finish 2nd by stretching fuel cause the guy that was gonna win caught me on the fresh, but caution comes out for a 2 lap, restart p9, finish p1.
    • Kyle P P-UNO Started P-9 and kept myself out of a handful of wrecks and was able to maintain myself in the top 5. Late race caution allowed me to to gain 2 spots on pit road and then i just got myself to the lead after the restart and just ran away with the lead. Led 14 laps and then took the checkered flag. It sure does feel great to win again after a long dry streak.
  • PDS Euro Sprint

Hall – p1 First attempt at Monza, the alien got a speeding penalty


  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
    1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
    2. Adam p
    3. Greg p2 
    4. Mike – p .14 – 1 stop run was a lap short first run – ran 50% throttle 2nd run to make it – didnt work out great.
    5. Tom D – P
    6. Hall – p.1 greg and I both saved fuel.  I had to save more after the stop, which had a side effect of saving my tires.  Also literally let him pass be back when there were still many laps to avoid giving up the draft to save fuel


League / Hosted Races

FastTrack Sim Racing League –

  1. Greg p2 
  2. Mike – p .14 – 1 stop run was a lap short first run – ran 50% throttle 2nd run to make it – didnt work out great.
  3. Tom D – P

Hall – p.1 greg and I both saved fuel.  I had to save more after the stop, which had a side effect of saving my tires.  Also literally let him pass be back when there were still many laps to avoid giving up the draft to save fuel

  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian P More shifter problems…
  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    1. 🏁 Congratulations Tom Ogle #11 in the White Claw Chevy The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the New Hampshire Speedway    
    2. Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Toyota Finished 2nd
    3. Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Chevy 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. Essential Smells
  2. .
  3. .

Description

On a somber day on the iRacer’s Lounge Podcast we dedicate the show to our fellow racer and friend Gary Corbett. There’s still lots to cover in the world of iRacing and so we plow ahead with heavy hearts. So thanks for joining 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: 

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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

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Episode 0287

7/8/2021 – RIP Atlanta – Episode 0287

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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


Introduction

On the show this week, we’ll discuss what coming new to Atlanta Motor Speedway, and what’s been announced with iRacing’s involvement. We’ll cover the series finale of the eNascar International Series and in topics we’ll ask how the new Windows 11 might effect iRacing and it’s peripherals

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



New Atlanta

After the July 11th Quaker State 400, Atlanta Motor Speedway will begin to break ground on a historic project to create the next generation of Atlanta Motor Speedway and a first-of-its-kind, all-new race experience in 2022.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1412464826031513605?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/atlanta-motor-speedway-bringing-in-next-generation-with-track-reprofile/

https://twitter.com/amsupdates/status/1412457520556396550?s=11



iRacing’s Early Involvement

According to Nascar reporter Bob Pockrass, Atlanta worked with different widths of racing surface on the iRacing Simulator before deciding on it’s finalized specifications.

https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/status/1412454468197683200?s=11

https://twitter.com/amsupdates/status/1412449013568262151?s=11



Denny Hamlin Weighs In

Denny Hamlin weighs in with his thoughts of the team that has reconfigured Texas, Kentucky and Bristol and has now reconfigured Atlanta.

https://twitter.com/dennyhamlin/status/1412591869045915650?s=11



Pro Invitational Discontinued

Adam Stern announced on his Twitter page that Nascar is informing the industry that they are discontinuing the iRacing Pro Invitational Series for the remainder if 2021, though it could return in the future special events.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1410987916990599168?s=11



Project Alien

From the creators of the Majors Garage, Project Alien is the “out of this world” offspring of sim racing and “The Voice”. A reality TV style show that aims to discover and create the next Alien… maybe you. You can apply on the Project Alien website.

https://www.projectalien.tv/



Dear iRacing

Racing line Australia posted a cinematic look at iRacing on their Youtube channel they entitled “Dear iRarcing”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTfVtTbx2Qw



Nitro Circus League

The Nitro Circus League Summer Series is here from July 6th to august 3rd with the Stock Car Challenge and the Pro 2 Road Racing. You’ll have chances to win 2021 You Got This Tour tickets or iRacing credits PLUS random prize drawings every week for all participants!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1412081201687449605



NextGen- Experimental We Hope

When referring to racing in the Next Gen Car, Tyler C Green asked in the forums, “What is going on with this car? Getting into the Next Gen Ford results in almost ZERO force feedback with settings turned way way up (in sim FFB set up to 10.0). Power steering exists on plenty of other iRacing cars and not a single one of them have such a numb disconnected type of feedback.” Others echoed the sentiment until staffer Matt Holden chimed in that, “NASCAR wants a low amount of steering weight for the NextGen cars and we built the cars to reflect the change. I believe what we have is slightly stronger than the real car, but it is in line with the data and requirements for the car.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/21391/#Comment_21391



Stream to End MS

Stream to End MS is hosting the 4 Hours at Charlotte Charity Race on July 31st to benefit those with Multiple Sclerosis with the likes of Steve Meyers, Chad Knaus and Nick Ottinger.

https://twitter.com/streamtoendms/status/1410669020534263808?s=11



PAX Arena Almost Pro $5,000/€5,000 Events!

You can now join the PAX Arena Almost Pro Time Attack and attempt to qualify into our two final events! The Top 30 eligible NA drivers and the Top 30 eligible EU drivers in the Time Attack when the qualifier ends(July 11th) will move on to the final events on July 16th. The 30 EU drivers will compete for their share of €5,000 and the 30 NA drivers will compete for their share of $5,000!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3070/pax-arena-almost-pro-5-000-5-000-events



24hr Le Mans Questions

There were a few questions in the forums regarding the 24Hour race at Sarthe this weekend and Andy Saunders replied with the answers,

There are three session times.

2021-07-10 7:00 UTC (Saturday)

2021-07-10 18:00 UTC (Saturday)

2021-07-11 14:00 UTC (Sunday)

Registration will open either 30 or 60 minutes prior to each session

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3338/24hr-le-mans-questions



International NASCAR

Argentinian driver Leonel Pernia takes the win in Wednesday’s Nascar International series finale race at The Daytona Road with a late-race pass over Mexican racer Victor Barrales Jr.

https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1412917455681318913?s=11

https://traxion.gg/enascar-international-pernia-takes-victory-in-series-finale/



Remove ghosting in Pitlane

Robert Crisdale pleaded his case on the forums asking, “Can we please get rid of ghosting in pitlane where everyone drives thru everyone – why do we need it? So what if there’s 55 cars in server …that’s part of the strategy of racing and keeps this SIM like real life.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3483/remove-ghosting-in-pitlane



Who Follow’s Who

Dylan Connolly posted an all encompassing graph on Twitter showing which Coke Series Drivers follow whom on social media.

https://twitter.com/dconn24/status/1412991487864975362?s=11



Pollard 2 Pollard

Former NFL Player and new Nascar Fan, Nascar Ambassador and iRacer, Bernard Pollard has a new podcast show called ‘Pollard 2 Pollard’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2eM3epcKZ4

…And watch out. Mr Pollard has started figuring out his force feedback setting to the point that his car control is getting substantially better.

https://twitter.com/crushboy31/status/1413212751921655813?s=11



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://iracerslounge.com/

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy



Hardware/Software


6DOF Motion Platform

Nisch posted on his Youtube Channel his latest 6DOF motion platform running No Limits 2 Roller Coaster Simulator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_erBzthv3Wk



Rig Review

Williams F1 driver George Russell shows off on his Instagram Page his Simlabs P1-X setup.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1Vqa_tnAq/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Luso Motors Formula Rig RCC

Luso Motors unveiled the new Formula RIG RCC which is the base model for a new line of products that will be for sale in about two months time. This particular setup is sold complete with seat and sliding structure and padded headrest. The RIG can be purchased with or without the monitor support. A three monitor support will be available too. The structure is made using 80×40 aluminum profiles bolted to aluminum sub structures, becoming a very rigid and structural sound design. This design is original with the ergonomically thought layout and uses our RCC-MK8-XL seat. The package is in pre-sale starting now, for a special and introductory price of 659 euros, (or 759 euros including the monitor support ). Prices do not include VAT or transport. First units will be available to be sent starting at the first days of September. These special prices are valid for two months. After that, prices will start at 999 euros (plus VAT). Benefit from an early purchase, saving a direct 340 euros or more. You can contact lusomotors@lusomotors.com for details.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ6b0n4tOAK/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Simagic P2000 Pedals Available

The Simagic P200 Pedals are now available for pre-order at Sim Motion. For all Pre-Orders, you can get 5% off by using the promo code P2000!! Place your order here at  https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/simagic-pedals!

pedal flyer.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3144/simagic-p2000-pedals-available-for-pre-order-now-sim-motion



Adaptive Adjustments

David Tucker Postsed in the forums that he put in a new hidden [Adaptive] section in the app.ini file for us to use as a way to experiment with iRacing to hopefully make it better for everyone here. The first item I put in is the ability to change the color of the racing lines.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2145/adaptive-adjustments



Ignition Controls

Ignition Control Original SANWA Arcade Buttons are Light, precise, super quick and fun to use! I comes with six Rotary Encoders with a total of 32 inputs retailing for $225.95.

NA2 SA E6

https://www.ignitioncontrols.com/PC-Button-Box-Controller-p/0075.htm



DSD Mini Max

Derek Spears Designs offers their new Mini Max Button Controller that comes with 5 Push Buttons, 4 Two-Way Rotary Encoders, 5 Two-Way Momentary Toggles; USB connection on side of device for the price of $119.75



Windows 11

With the upcoming release of Widows 11, many in the community have questions. Will Sutton Postsed in ther forums that he’s, “going to put it on my other PC as Insiders Club Member in about 6 – 8 weeks ( translation: guinea pigs). Its going to be a free upgrade and the big main thing will be ‘How does it play with iRacing?'”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2574/windows-11

Pawel Kusmierek Posted on the forums that he has the Insiders Preview pushed 11 on his computer. and that,” iRacing-wise, I see no difference really. I tried to turn on the WMR option which starts WM for Steam whenever WMR Portal starts, but it screwed things up. But in game I noticed no change so far, for better or for wors.”.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2574/windows-11/p3



Gyro View

Robert Valley posted in the forums that he watched a YouTube video that basically said his driving view settings were all wrong. Our own Mike Ellis replied with his setting for Robert to try saying that he runs an unconventional view, with triples, I call it the gyro view.

Roll=0

Pitch=0

NeckMotion=25

Rotate w vel=100

Try it! I think it allows you to see the chassis movements visually as your view is locked to horizon and the chassis is moving under you, visually…

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/22935/#Comment_22935



Rig Review

Mike McCormick posted a pic of his newly upgraded rig in his new house

My Sim Rig 26.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/12266/#Comment_12266



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: RA

  • Ellis –  p9 – qualified p5 and lots of issues one guy doored me to the wall hard had 1 minute damage – was 13th going into stops was 7th coming out – had lots of self spins and drive thru for 17x, but I will take a top ten on a road course hell ya!!!
  • Greg – Pwrecked
  • Hall = P mistakes
  • Sunday Open
    • Hall – p wrecked my self out spinning under braking

Race: Hotlanta

  • Wed Fixed:
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p 22,  lost the coin toss on cautions.  Great long run set, went for 1 stop strat, caution came in the 10 lap window that I was down a lap.  Had to start 28th with 8 lap older tires.  Passed all the other guys on old tires and even caught some guys with newer tires to crawl to 22nd.  Racing was really clean with just one self spin.
    • Kyle – P-19 Started P-13 and snuck my way to the top 5. Lap 33 i took the lead on a restart and held the lead for 53 laps. Pitted with a +4.0 Second lead. After pit cycle I was working my way back up the field and got taken out by a lap down car who bounced off turn 1 wall and that set me back 10 laps. Got a wave around and a lucky dog and was able to squeak out a P-19.
    • Ellis – p24 – wrecked on my own about halfway – 1 minute 30 damage – never recovered – self spun a few times….
    • Rochette – P9
    • Stephen – wrecked
    • Greg – Pwrecked from 7th with 2 to go
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p 12, caught in the big one.  Engine damage, but still good speed and a lot of dead cars.


Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    1. 🏁 Congratulations josh Robinson #23 in the Miata Team Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway   
    2. Steve Thomson #67 In the Ride TV Toyota Finished 2nd
    3. Andrew Hess in the 54 Hess Gas Chevy Finished 3rd


Final Thoughts




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On the show this week, we’ll discuss what coming new to Atlanta Motor Speedway, and what’s been announced with iRacing’s involvement. We’ll cover the series finale of the eNascar International Series and in topics we’ll ask how the new Windows 11 might effect iRacing and it’s peripherals So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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7/1/2021 – De-Gone – Episode 0286

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

This Week on the show, the eNascar series is back again at it’s second road event of the season, Road America. Will Bobby Zelinski reclaim his title as ‘Road King’, or will road course star Mitchell deJong make it two road wins in a row. Also we’ll cover the second annual Firecracker 400 and the new eNascar International race at COTA.

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Topics



Coke Race

https://racer.com/2021/06/24/burroughs-climbs-learning-curve-after-late-call-up-to-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series/

  • After keeping his speed close to the vest by not putting down a time in practice, @MitchelldeJong1 qualifies on pole, ottinger, zalenski, wilson, bowlin, conti, mullis, liza, salas, vincent
  • @MikeConti5 gets booped by @RyanLuza in Turn 6. Mullis also went off…
  • Keegan goes off on lap 3 
  • Second place @NickOttinger goes off in Turn 5 on Lap 4. Ottinger falls to 12th.
  • @MitchelldeJong1 leads @bobbyzalenski by less than two seconds.

https://twitter.com/KishRM/status/1410051126452310017

  • Tonight is @rayalfalla‘s 200th @eNASCARCocaCola iRacing Series start. Per the broadcast, the 4-Time champion has now competed in 200 of the 202 series starts.

@JakeNichols73 just made a mistake and… boom goes his engine.

Third and fourth are also in their own class tonight. The battle for third may be one of the best right now between @swilson3_ and @BowlinGraham

  • Discussions about Bobby not winning yet on the road course and Mitchell running so well…
  • 2 to go had 3 battles going on at the same time on screen, fabulous coverage…
  • Ottinger and kirwin racing hard for 9th

https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1410075031196127232?s=11

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1410060170420424705

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1410060626530033672



What’s the Next Legend for iRacing?

Dale Earnhardt Jr posted a pole in the forums asking “What should be the next 1987 manufacturer added?” The options were the Buick, Pontiac or Oldsmobile. As of this morning the Pontiac held the lead in voting with some commenting because of the iconic Richard Petty 43 car.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2893/what-should-be-the-next-1987-manufacturer-added



How-To: Hosted Racing

iRacing posted a How-to video on their Youtube Channel going into full detail about sponsoring your own Hosted Races.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYLGoVxpMk&t=3s



Season 3 Build – Reminders

Also on their Youtube Channel, iRacing dropped a video with a comprehensive list with all of the updates from the season 3 Build

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv1EjdAE9gI



Virtual2Reality TV Summer Stock

AUG 30 AT 6 PM MST

Virtual2Reality.tv is hosting a Special Summer Tournament in an eSport tournament that will place the overall driver in an approved Nascar Driver Development Academy for two days of coaching and Evaluation. They’re going to try and make history with the largest participation tournament in the history of iRacing. We’re shooting for 500+

https://www.facebook.com/events/938311886713919



Strange Combos

iRacing Tweeted asking members, “What’s the strangest car/track combo you’ve driven on iRacing?” Responses included the Skippy’s at Hell, the iR-01 at Atlanta Rallycross and the 410 Sprint Cars at Le Mans.

Crizzle@CrizzleColts replied that he hosts the Thursday Night Thunder League that runs nothing but strange combinations like this for an entire season.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1409513912912027655?s=11



More iRacing Jobs

Kevin Bobbitt posted in the forums that iRacing is looking of a new Media Producer job to fill. The Media Producer will be responsible for the creation of various forms of content including but not limited to promotional videos, tutorial videos, and interviews, as well as producing/directing live broadcasts for eSports and special events.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2791/media-producer



2021 Season 3 Patch 2 Release Notes

The 2021 Season 3 Patch 2 Release contains a variety of updates and fixes for the 2021 Season 3 Release.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2868/2021-season-3-patch-2-release-notes-2021-06-28-02



iRacing in Victory Lane

Alan Tardiff drove his iRacing sponsored #9 Super Late Model to victory lane at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this past weekend

https://twitter.com/alantardiff8/status/1409876260826796034?s=11



Firecracker Memories

eRacer.gg posted a video on their Twitter a video of racing legends like Dale Jr, Larry Mac and Kyle Petty giving their thoughts and memories of the Firecracker 400

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1410009813795356674?s=11



Official Simulation Partner of Nascar

Adam Stern formally announced that Nascar is expanding their relationship with iRacing which goes from being a licensee to now being the official simulation partner of the Nascar sanctioning body. The deal will serve to elevate a decade-plus licensing relationship to official partner status, as the two organizations work closer than ever before to promote the various eNASCAR series, while also collaborating around a number of innovation initiatives which have far-reaching implications on the future of NASCAR – including the design of new and proposed NASCAR race tracks, collaboration and technical support on the NASCAR NextGen race car project, the creation of sim racing-oriented content for NASCAR Digital Media channels, and the use of iRacing as a training tool for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity class.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1409870971188678674?s=11

https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/29/nascar-iracing-com-announce-new-official-partnership/?linkId=100000052371703

https://www.iracing.com/nascar-iracing-com-announce-new-official-partnership-agreement/



iRacing needs an app

John G Anderson posted on the Everything iRacing Facebook Page a comment that iRacing needs an iRacing mobile app.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/534592216686969/permalink/2609525939193576/



NASCAR Cup Series Cars (Class A) Manual

iRacing dropped in the forums the Nascar Cup Series user manual pdf for the Ford Mustang, Toyota Camry and Chevy Camaro

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/616/nascar-cup-series-cars-class-a-manual



Alpha Testing Now Recruiting!

Chris Weidner posted in the forums that they have openings for anyone willing to devote some time to Alpha testing. Specifically on our test nights, Mon and Weds evenings 7-9pm EST. I also need a few AI testers.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2934/alpha-testing-now-recruiting



iRacing Presents The 24 Hours of Spa Powered by Heusinkveld

iRacing posted the info for the upcominf 24 Hours of Spa sponsored by Heusinkveld

iRSE-Spa-24HR-Heusinkveld-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2995/iracing-presents-the-24-hours-of-spa



LeMons II – 2 hour solo Le Mans warm up [free community race

Russell Barnes is hosting a 2 hour Le Mans practice race on Saturday July 3rd at 8:30pm UTC+1 and will stream the action on my YouTube channel.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2872/lemons-ii-2-hour-solo-le-mans-warm-up-free-community-race



eNASCAR Stock Car Challenge

The Logitech G Challenge has both Stock Car and Open Wheel races, open to all drivers and free-to-enter, Sign up and compete for your chance to win a trip to the Grand Finals Weekend and a McLaren Racing VIP Experience including…-

Four (4)-day/three (3)-night all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas
– On-Track Supercar Driving Experience
– Meet Professional Drivers, Athletes & Celebrities
– Compete in the Grand Finals to win a McLaren Racing VIP Experience!

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https://logitechgchallenge.com/challenge?genre=stockCar

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https://logitechgchallenge.com/challenge?genre=openWheel



Firecracker 400

Racer.com, the online motorsports magazine posted an article examining the conception, history and current status on one of iRacing’s biggest events of the year, the Firecracker 400.

https://racer.com/2021/06/30/over-400-drivers-some-cloud-servers-and-hard-work-culminate-in-eracrs-firecracker-400/

and The Winner is…

Michael Cosey Jr was the surprise winner of the Firecracker 400 this week after alast lap wreck took out the leaders leaving Micheal Cosey Jr to slide into the lead on the last 2 turns to take the checkers flag and $12,500 purse.

https://twitter.com/eRacr_gg/status/1410429468062228480



eNascar International COTA

Agustín Canapino takes the win in the eNascar International race at COTA

https://twitter.com/WilliamsEsports/status/1410374671703461891



Almost Pro Series [Hall]

The Almost Pro series returns to iRacing for 2021 and, this time, they’re going international! They will be partnering up with PAX/EGX to bring you two competitions; one for North America and one for Europe! The competition will utilize the brand new Formula Vee at Laguna Seca.

This year, the top 30 fastest drivers from each region at the conclusion of the Time Attack will be invited to compete in the final events! The North Americans will be competing for $5,000 USD and the Europeans will be competing for €5,000 EUR!



Gary Corbett Update [Mike]

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.



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

New Website – Leave Comments http://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!!

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Sound Familiar?

Z28Gaming chronicles his experience with his Fanatec DD2 wheel base.

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



SimForge Updates

Simforge Mark-1’s will now come with Plug and Play integrated electronics board. This board willl have 24-Bit resolution for the brake pedal and 16-bit resolution for the Accelerator and Clutch Pedal. 

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

www.simforge.in



Introducing Simforge Mark-1 Dark Edition

Introducing Simforge Mark-1 Dark Edition. The website now has the option to purchase this version of the the Mark-1 Pedal with matte black powder coating on aluminum base and mounting parts.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQjdb9ftPQO/?utm_medium=share_sheet

www.simforge.in



Simagic Alpha Mini


The new Sim Magic Alpha Mini 10NM Servo! LIMITED $500 launch price while stocks last!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQkX1RFh8Md/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.simagic.com/#/PageMainEn/PageShoppingEn

Simagic Full Damper Pedals

Also from Sim Magic the Full Damper Pedals from $650.

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



Pedal Rumble Motor Kit

Sim 3D from the UK offers their Pedal Rumble Motor Kit that will attach to the back of you pedals to give rumble feedback from 95-110 pounds.

Pedal Rumble Motor Kit

https://www.sim-3d.co.uk/product/pedal-rumble-motor-kit/6?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false



Tedco Racing TR V2 Rig

Tedco racing introduces their All Black TR V2 Rig build. This time featuring their new V3 monitor mount designed for large single monitors. Options for the boomerangs to be made from either CNC machined T6061 Aluminum or Laser Cut Steel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQnMR8_h0l-/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.facebook.com/TedcoSport/



HRS Laser Engraving

Hybrid Racing Simulations are experimenting with some new unique laser engraving techniques on our products, to give customers that unique look

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQry4pGNAbf/?utm_medium=share_sheet



3x 49″ Samsung G9

The ProRacing Simulation & Training Center posted on their Facebook Page a set of triple Samsung G9 49″ screens that create a 20 degree field of view.

May be an image of indoor

https://www.facebook.com/572768292849423/posts/4093602467432637/?d=n



Have you ever wondered how to pronounce “Fanatec” correctly?

VCO eSports Studio host Ben Constanduros asked Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackermeier what is the correct pronunciation of “Fanatec”, because who would know better?

https://www.facebook.com/Fanatec/posts/4067911789951453

https://www.facebook.com/113736022035736/videos/1102821296907894



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Poco 

  • Rochette P15 nothing to write home about except, how the dogs and the misses doing and man its been raining like a mofo and stop your whining Northwest about the heat thats what AC is for 
  • Sunday Open
    • Kyle – P Started P8 went 2 laps down for repairs after getting caught up in a wreck. Finished with a P16
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Brian – P22 Had a great run going with Tyler when i was caught in a wreck by a netcode accident
    • Tyler. P- 4. Finally a top 5 in NIS. Ran a great race following BMac and dodged a few cautions. Restarted 2nd for 3 GWC only for the leader to be “blinking” on restarts. Screwed myself blowing the entry in 3 and brushed the wall at exit of 3 coming to get the white. Ended up 4th. 

Race: Road America

Kyle – P Started P18 lap 1 turn 1 three other cars went in around me and 2 of them over drove the corner and the other driver checked up and moved over right in front of me and damaged the nose. Was able to stay near the top 10 most of the race. Coming to 1 to go i over drove the last corner and had to serve a drive thru. Came out 2.5 seconds behind 8th for the last lap and was able to run him down to finish 0.2 seconds behind 8th. See video for that awesome last lap run. https://www.facebook.com/TifosiRacing/videos/518938096125849

  • Ellis – pdnf – Started 20th got to 13th by end of lap 1 – went off once on lap 3 and fell back a bit – next a big wreck in the narrow part had cars going every direction and I got doored to the wall going left –  engine blew 3 laps later…
    • Rochette – PSqueeked out a 10th 10 laps in Battling for  spot and over drove a corner right in the tires, had to pit but got my 28 seconds damage fixed and was on fuel saving mode since it was 2 laps out of my window. Was 11th coming to the checker but magically got 10th. Top 10 course streak continues But…… (see Kyle) 
    • Kyle = with best finish of the night with a 9th

    Greg – PSaved fuel for 16th

    • Thurs Open  
      • Hall – p 12, couple of guys need to race the track


    Official Series




    League / Hosted Races

    • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
      1. 🏁 Congratulations Brian Glass #87 in the Kodak Chevy  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Chicago Speedway     
      2. Tom Ogle #11 In the White Claw Toyota  Finished 2nd
      3. Travis Rogers in the 72  Chevy Finished 3rd

    iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season

         Brian M- Five Flags P wrecked out had a decent run going despite slow at the start and no practice.  Wreck happened late in stage 2 when the leader was wrecked by p2 and track closed up in front of me



    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. De-Gone
    2. .
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    Description

    This week on the show, the Coke eNASCAR series is back again at it’s second road event of the season, Road America. Will Bobby Zalenski reclaim his title as ‘Road King’, or will road course star Mitchell deJong make it two road wins in a row. Also we’ll cover the second annual Firecracker 400 and the new eNASCAR International race at COTA. 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. 

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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

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    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 http://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 (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



    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. Who’s That Guy?
    2. .
    3. .

    Description

    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. 

    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/