Episode 0287

7/8/2021 – RIP Atlanta – Episode 0287

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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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

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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




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. RIP Atlanta
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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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Episode 0286

7/1/2021 – De-Gone – Episode 0286

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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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

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.

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



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Topics



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

    Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

    Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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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 – 

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    Show Introduction

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

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    Topics



    Silverado Woes

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

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

    Plot Twist

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

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

    Release Notes – Patch 1 Season 3

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

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



    Better Half Dash

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

    Image

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

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



    24 Hr Race in Two Weeks?

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

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

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



    Nashville SS Wall a Bit Wonky

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

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

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



    Nashville SS Grip

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

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



    Formula Vee Painting Fun

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

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

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

    Fun Racing in the Vee

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

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

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



    iRacingTrophies.com updated for new forum

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

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



    Forum Fixes #Soon

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

    • Email digests
    • Batch notifications

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

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



    Project K9 200

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

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    Firecracker 400

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

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

    eRacr Goosebumps

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

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

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



    RTP Exhibition at Knoxville June 24th

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

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



    Help Wanted

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

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

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



    New Blimp Tools – Game Changer

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

    Nick Neben Posts:

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

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



    8 Cars in Certain Series

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

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



    87 Update Thoughts

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

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

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

    James A Allen Posts:


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

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



    Crowds do not turn off at even more tracks now

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

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



    Special Events: What to Expect for Joining & Registering

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

    We’ve implemented a change to the registration processing that we expect will help this process. Once the main registration period closes, and splits are being made prior to events beginning to launch, the scheduler is simply not going to allow any additional members to register until all sessions have finished launching. This will give the scheduler unimpeded time to do its thing. Those who try to register during this time period will not be allowed to register. They’ll receive a new error message that says, “Please wait, registration is temporarily closed while the session launches. You will be able to register once the session has fully started.”. For members that registered for the session before the main registration period closed, nothing has changed. They will receive a “Join” button in the iRacing UI or a “Race” button on the Membersite or if they are in a Practice session, just as they normally would. This message will only be presented to members attempting to register to enter the session after the main registration window has closed and before the session has launched.

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

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

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



    iRacer Gary Corbett Go Fund Me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    ARE THESE FIVE SIM RACING WORLD RECORDS UNBEATABLE?

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

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



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    Hardware/Software


    Formula Wheel Integration

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

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



    Thrustmaster Tease

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

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



    Sim Pedals Ultimate Now Available

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

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



    MPI Shout-Out

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

    May be an image of 1 person, sitting and indoor

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



    VNM Shifter

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

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

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



    New Pedals for Everyone

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

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



    New Misc Tab

    iRacing now has new options to fine tune your LFE shakers

    lfe sliders.png

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



    Tried and True Rigs

    Carolina Sim Works offers new colors to their rigs

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



    Results

    NASCAR iRacing Series

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


    League / Hosted Races

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


    Final Thoughts




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

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    Introduction

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

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    Topics



    Red Bull Ring

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

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

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



    1987 Cup Car Update

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

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

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



    New Formula Vee in Action

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

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

    Vee at Nashville

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

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



    Road to Pro Cheat Sheet

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

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



    New Forums Are Live

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

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

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

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

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



    Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

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

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

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



    Chicago Tornado

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

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



    Track Variants for Lower Speed Cars

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

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



    Spa Track Limits Update

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

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



    Massive AI Updates

    The Season 3 build comes with a massive AI update

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



    The Watkins Glen 6 Hours

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

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

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



    Nashville Superspeedway

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



    Superspeedway Rule Change

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

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



    911 GT3 R Ride Along

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

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

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



    Charlotte Klingerman Sport Recap

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

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



    Season 2 Stats

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

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

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

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



    Firecracker 400

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

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



    Pay with Venmo

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

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



    Nashville at NiS Next Wee

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

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



    DanLisa.com Update

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

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




    Season 3 Release Notes

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

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



    Listener Tribute

    Moopar Gaming streams iRacing events and other gaming events several days a week

    Moopar Gaming

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



    Who Won The Raffle Kyle



    IROC Challenge Series

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



    Project K9 Hero 200

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

    No description available.

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

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

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

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

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

    https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/




    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



    Hardware/Software


    MPI Rig Now – #Soon

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

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



    CSL DD Details

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

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

    To summarise the pricing structure for all regions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pre-order waves explained:

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

    First wave:

    Must use an existing Fanatec account with previous order history

    Must be subscribed to the Fanatec newsletter

    One unit per customer

    Second wave:

    Must have a Fanatec account

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

    Third wave:

    Available on the website for everyone
    One unit per customer

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



    Pre-Order Open – Monkeydriver Seat

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

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



    PreOrders Open – Clubsport Wheel F1 2021

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

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

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



    Sim-Lab Seatbelt

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

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

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

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



    Email from Scott Ross

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

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



    Real Race Seats For Sale

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

    https://racetechseats.com/

    RT4129HRW Racing Seat

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



    Company Review

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

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





    Results

    NASCAR iRacing Series



    Official Series

    Fri open: Sonoma

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




      League / Hosted Races

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

      iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

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



      Final Thoughts




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

      TITLE IDEAS

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

      Description

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

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

      Sponsors: 

      www.grid-finder.com

      Hosts:

      Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

      Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

      Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

      David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

      Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

      Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

      Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

      Tom Dreiling – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

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      Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

      Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

      Episode 0282

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

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

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

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



      TITLE SPONSOR READ:

      After a complete new build, Grid Finder 2.0 is here and better than ever. Along with a brand new look, Grid Finder has made league searching even easier and much more enjoyable by adding more search options for the driver and giving league owners a better way to promote their league features and making it easier to connect with drivers with the brand new “join now” button.  Make sure to check out www.Grid-Finder.com and find your place on the grid

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

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



      Topics



      Season 2 Patch 7 Hotfix 1

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

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



      Cecil Green Needs Help

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

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

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



      NASCAR Pro Invitational – Chicago Street Course

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

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

      Lap Around Chicago

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

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

      Chicago not Alone?

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

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

      Official Video Introduction

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

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

      Where’s Jr and Meyers Chicago Edition

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

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

      James Davidson Dominates

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

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



      iRacing at Charlotte

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

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

      iRacing at Charlotte

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

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



      Operation Motorsport Needs Your Help

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

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

      https://operationmotorsport.org/



      Sound of Gravel

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

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



      Leaning into a Corner

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

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



      Broken Chevy Backstory

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

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



      Danlisa Looking for New Owner

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

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



      DanLisa Alternative

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

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

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

      And Another Alternative

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

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

      https://myleague.racing/



      IR18 AI Please

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

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



      Poll – Live Admins

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

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



      Ty Majeski for the W

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



      Listener Scott Ross – Week 13 Races

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

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

      Scott Ross
      to iracerslounge

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



      Formula Vee Intro Video

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



      Project K9 Hero 200

      No description available.

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

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

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

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

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

      https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/



      New Porsche

      Also to be released is the Porsche 911 GT3 R

      May be an image of car and text

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

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



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

      New Website – Leave Comments 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


      Hardware/Software


      Company Review and New Pedals

      Simrigs presents the SR Titan Pedal Set for $699



      How To Pit Macro

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

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

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

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



      The MS Exclusive

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

      X3 Xtreme simulator

      http://motorsportsimulator.com/ms_exclusive.html



      VNM Shifter

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

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

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

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



      Cell Phone Holder

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

      Fanatec DD1 / DD2 Universal Phone Dash Holder image 0

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



      New Paddle Shifters

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

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

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



      Sim Labs Steering Wheel QR

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

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

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



      BJ Pedals Review

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



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Charlotte

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

        Race: Sonoma

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


        Official Series

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




        League / Hosted Races

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

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

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


        Final Thoughts




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

        TITLE IDEAS

        1. Win-D City
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        Description

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

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

        Sponsors: 

        www.grid-finder.com

        Hosts:

        Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

        Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

        Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

        David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

        Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

        Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

        Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

        Tom Dreiling – 

        Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

        Links:

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        Episode 0281

        5/27/2021 – AeroNOTics- Episode 0281

        iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

        Brought to you by:

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

        READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


        Introduction

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

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



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        Topics



        Coke Race – Charlotte [Mike]

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

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



        Chevy’s Suck Dude [Mike]

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

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

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



        Indy 500 Top Split Winner [Hall]

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

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



        Indy Poll [Brian]

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



        The History of Papyrus [Kyle]

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

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



        iRacing at the Coca-Cola 600 [Tony]

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

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



        Road to Pro Update [Brian]

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

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



        The Majors 24 [Hall]

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

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



        Open Letter To iRacing [Brian]

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

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

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



        The iRacers Lounge Podcast 300 [Hall]

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

        May be an image of car and text

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



        iRacing IROC Series [Kyle]

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



        Project K9 Hero 200 Charity Race [Tony]

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

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


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

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


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



        Podcast Housekeeping

        Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

        for all you android people:

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

        Midwest Simulations

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

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


        We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

        https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/


        Fantasy [Tony]



        Hardware/Software


        Company Review [Mike]

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

        https://pure-sims.com/



        Invert Your Heusinkvelds [Hall]

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

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



        Why we Can’t Have Nice Things [Brian]

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

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



        Grid Engineering [Kyle]

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

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



        Rig Review [Tony]

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



        Kfire Racing [Mike]

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

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



        45 Set Pedal Comparison [Hall]

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

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



        Company Review and New Pedals [Brian]

        Simrigs presents the SR Titan Pedal Set for $699

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



        How To Pit Macro [Kyle]

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

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

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

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



        The MS Exclusive [Mike]

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

        X3 Xtreme simulator

        http://motorsportsimulator.com/ms_exclusive.html



        Results

        NASCAR iRacing Series

        Fri open: COTA

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

        Race: Charlotte

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


        Official Series

        • Open Indy 500 

        Hall – P11  top split of non qual with slowest qualifiers




        League / Hosted Races

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


        Final Thoughts



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

        TITLE IDEAS

        1. AeroNOTics- Episode 0281
        2. .
        3. .

        Description

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

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

        Sponsors: 

        www.grid-finder.com

        Hosts:

        Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

        Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

        Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

        David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

        Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

        Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

        Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

        Tom Dreiling – 

        Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

        AJ Prichett –

        Links:

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        Episode 0280

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

        iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

        Brought to you by:

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

        READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


        Introduction

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

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



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        Topics



        Coke Race – COTA

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

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



        Tidbits on NextGen Car

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

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

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

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

        Then a POLL – Is NASCAR Going the Right Direction?

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



        Come Back Discount

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

        May be an image of car and text

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



        RYCO eNASCAR Setups – Signing Of Quin Houff

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

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



        Why the Change at COTA?

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

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



        Not Top 10 Highlights

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

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



        Alfredo’s iRacing Body Panels

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



        Next Gen Favs

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

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

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



        More Josh Rogers Awards

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

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



        Release Notes

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

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

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



        Indy 500 Sets

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

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



        Majors 500

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



        NASCAR Pro Invitational

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

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

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

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



        iRacing IROC Series

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

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



        Charity Race

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



        Podcast Housekeeping

        Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

        New Website – Leave Comments 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/



        Fantasy [Brian]



        Hardware/Software



        DK2 Motion System

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

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

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



        Sim Center Opening

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

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

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



        Vive Pro 2 Announced

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

        VIVE Pro 2 Headset

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

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



        Ambient Lighting Project Update

        Mike updates us on the progress of him ambient lighting project



        IRFFB – Yes or No

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

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



        DRE New Beta

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

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

        https://www.thedigitalraceengineer.com/



        Company Review

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

        Formula Simulator - red

        https://www.axsim.racing/



        Mike Forgot

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

        Picture

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

        Simworx

        Also the Simworx sequential shifter coming in at 560aud

        DSC_0006 copy.jpg

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



        Stint Analyzer

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

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

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



        Company Review

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

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



        Results

        NASCAR iRacing Series

        Fri open: Dover

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

        Race: Cota

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


        Official Series

        • FIXED Indy 500 

        Rochette P wrecked in all 3 of my races




        League / Hosted Races

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


        Final Thoughts




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

        TITLE IDEAS

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

        Description

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

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

        Sponsors: 

        www.grid-finder.com

        Hosts:

        Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

        Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

        Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

        David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

        Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

        Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

        Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

        Tom Dreiling – 

        Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

        AJ Prichett –

        Links:

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        Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

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        Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

        Episode 0279

        5-13-2021 – Sequential Quaifing – Episode 0279

        iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

        Brought to you by:

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

        READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


        Introduction

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

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



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

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



        Topics



        New Dirt Road Ladder [Hall]

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

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



        Josh Rogers’ New Bling [Brian]

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



        Daniel Morad on the VCO [Kyle]

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



        Email from Listener Jason Conklin [Mike]

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



        New League Announcement [Kyle]

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



        Give That Car a Push! [Tony]

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



        Smoke Screen [Hall]

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



        Four New Fixed Series [Brian]

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

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



        Ladies Night Out Racing [Tony]

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

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

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



        Save The Date Charity Race [Kyle]

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

         iracers Lounge presents Multiclass of Madness in Michigan

        June 11 9pm eastern

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



        6 Hours at the Glen [Mike]

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

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



        2021 Season 2 Patch 6 [Hall]

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

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

        Date: June 18-20

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

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

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



        Heavy Discussion on the Package [Mike]

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

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

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

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

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



        Launcher Located [Tony]

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



        Good Luck Adam! [Mike]

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




        Podcast Housekeeping

        Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

        New Website – Leave Comments 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/

        Fantasy [Tony]



        Hardware/Software


        Rig Review [Hall]

        Jack Dowel Motorsports built this rig for member Anthony Burtt



        Simlab Seat [Mike]

        Soon to be introduced will be the Simlab Racing Seat.



        Playseat Sensation Pro 2021 Update [Tony]

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



        Ambient Light Follow Up [Mike]

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



        Sidebite Sim Tear Off Sensor [Brian]

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

        20201231_190015.jpg

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

        https://www.sidebitesim.com/



        FS HRS Pedal Pads [Kyle]

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

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

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



        GTR GTA Simulator [Hall]

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

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



        Rig Recommendations for John Hughes [Mike]

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

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

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



        A Classic Rig [Tony]

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

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

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



        Car to Plane Transformation [Brian]

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



        New CSL Pedals [Kyle]

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

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



        Sequential Shifter Showdown [Mike]

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

        The Aiologs Projects Sim Shifter $165

        https://shop.aiologs.net/


        Frex Simulations Shift+ 12,00 yen [Hall]

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


        PSL Sequential Shifter V2 425 pounds [Brian]


        Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter $180 [Kyle]

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


        SHH Shifter 98 euros [Tony]

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


        Heusinkveld Sim Sequential Shifter 173euros [Mike]

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


        Ricmotec Semi Professional Shifter $800 [Hall]

        Semi-Professional Quaife Sequential Shifter | Ricmotech

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


        Fanatec Clubsport Shifter SQ V 1.5 $250 [Brian]

        Fanatec SQ 1.5 Shifter

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

        Jinx Sequential Shifter V2 - Puresims

        DONT FORGET JINX

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



        Advanced Sim Racing ASR 6 [Kyle]

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

        ASR 6 - ROYAL BLUE (SHIPPING APRIL 16)

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



        Results

        NASCAR iRacing Series

        Fri open: Darlington

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

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

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

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

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

        Rochette P17 absolutely sucked today done with Dover tear it down



        Official Series

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

        • PDS Euro Sprint

        Hall WIN at Silverstone




        League / Hosted Races

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


        Final Thoughts



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

        TITLE IDEAS

        1. .Sequential Quaifing
        2. .

        Description

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

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

        Sponsors: 

        www.grid-finder.com

        Hosts:

        Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

        Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

        Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

        David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

        Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

        Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

        Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

        Tom Dreiling – 

        Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

        Links:

        Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

        Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

        Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

        Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

        Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

        Episode 0278

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

        iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

        Brought to you by:

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

        READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


        Introduction

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

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



        TITLE SPONSOR READ:

        Coming soon, Grid Finder 2.0.  A complete overhaul to better suit the sim drivers’ needs adding many new features to its already robust search functions including allowed controller types, driver assists, race length and whether leagues are currently recruiting.  The changes don’t stop with the League page, Grid Finder is also rebuilding the paint booth, commentary box and the merch page.  The site is still fully functional as they work through the beta phase to make sure the Grid Finder 2.0 launch is as slick as their new logo.

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

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



        Topics



        Conti’s Rig [Brian]

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

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



        Do You Get the iRacing Jitters? [Kyle]

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

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



        IR18 Crashes [Mike]

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



        Better Half Update [Hall]

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



        40% Off of New Accounts [Brian]

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

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



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

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



        Evan’s in the Money [Kyle]

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

        Mo Money Up For Grabs [Hall]

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



        BMW Sim GT Cup-Road Atlanta [Brian]

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

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



        Server Problems [Mike]

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

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

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



        NASCAR Pro Invitational [Hall]

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

        [Brian]

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

        [Kyle]

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



        Next Gen Car is Here! [Mike]

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

        [Mike…cont]

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

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

        [Kyle]

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

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

        Paints [Greg]

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

        Garage [Hall]

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



        Reverse Drafting [Brian]

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



        New Customer Special [Mike]

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



        Darlington Updated [Greg]

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



        Last minute updates before Wednesday NASCAR [Kyle]

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

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



        IRX All-Star Race Rd 2 [Hall]

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

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        Memories…[Brian]

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



        Podcast Housekeeping

        Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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        Midwest Simulations

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        We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

        https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/



        Fantasy [Brian]


        Hardware/Software



        Company Review [Hall]

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

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



        FOV Police [Brian]

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



        CSL DD Closer Look [Mike]

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



        Next Level Immersion [Brian]

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



        Q3 Hydraulic Pedal Preview [Kyle]

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

        https://www.q3simsport.com/shop



        Simgrade R7 Pedals [Greg]

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

         

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

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


        Results

        NASCAR iRacing Series

        Fri open: Kansas

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

        Race: Darlington

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

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



        Official Series

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




        League / Hosted Races

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


        Final Thoughts



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

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

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        Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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