Episode 0265

2/4/2021 – WEC is Wack – Episode 0265

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

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



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Topics



Daytona Clash [Hall]

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

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



Coke News [Brian]

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

Elliot Sadler eSports [Greg]

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

XSET Gaming [Tony]

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

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

Roush-Fenway Racing [Mike]

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

Williams eSports [Hall]

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

23XI Racing [Brian]

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

Letarte eSports

Letarte eSports [Tony]

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

Mode Media House [Greg]

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

JTG Daugherty Racing [Mike]

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

2021 Coke Series Team Chart [Hall]

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

Klingerman Sport [Brian]

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

Coke Series Schedule [Tony]

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

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

Femi’s Gift [Mike]

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

New JR Motorsports Sponsors [Hall]

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



Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Round 3 [Brian]

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



VRS GT3 Sprint Series Guide [Tony]

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

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



The Daytona 500 [Mike]

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

[Thumb - daytona-500-feature.jpg]

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



Another Rain Poll [Hall]

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

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



No More GTE [Greg]

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

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



No More LeMans? [Hall]

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

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



TK Buys In [Brian]

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



Wiki [Tony]

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

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

Upcoming Tracks [Mike]

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

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



Special Events [Hall]

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

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


CSL Universal Hub [Tony]

Fanatec unveiled their new CSL Universal hub for $182 USD

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



Rig Review [Greg]

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

[Thumb - E8B2F648-C38B-4BC1-A33D-686F1949E644.jpeg]

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



Rig Metal Sim Cockpit – sent by listener [Brian]

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

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


Company Review [Mike]

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

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



Company Review [Hall]

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

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https://pt-actuk.com/



Results



Official Series

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




League / Hosted Races

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



Final Thoughts




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  1. WEC is Wack
  2. .
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Description

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

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

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Hosts:

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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0264

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

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



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Topics



World of Outlaws Round 10 Charlotte [Brian/Mike]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Coke News [Hall]

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

JR Motorsports [Greg]

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

Spacestation Gaming [Mike]

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



eShortCourse World Cup [Brian]

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



Follow Up to Last Week [Hall]

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

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



Spotter Tips [Mike]

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

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



Off Track to Win? [Greg]

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

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



Prepare your 2021 Season 2 Schedules [Brain]

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

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

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

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

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

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



Member Highlights [Greg]

iRacing releases their December 2020 Top Member Highlights



Before the 24 Hours…[Mike]

Daytona… We have a problem.

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

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

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

Community Response [Hall]

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



THE 24 Hours of Daytona [Brian]

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

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



24 Hours Post Race [Greg]

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

Beast Racing [Mike]

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

ABK Allinsports [Hall]

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

Coanda Simsports [Brian]

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

@Chevette924 [Mike]

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

Team Nasboiiisss [Greg]

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

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

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

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

Elite West Tifosi [Hall/Greg]

Elite West Tifosi has an amazing race finishing P2

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

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

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



Race Start Video [Brian]

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

24+ Hours of Suspension [Mike]

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

24 Hours in 60 Seconds [Greg]

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

Side by Side finish after 24 Hours [Brian]

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

Final Debriefing [Hall/Mike]

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

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



Wild Horse Pass gone? [Brian]

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

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



Race with Chase [Greg]

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



Landon Cassill Race [Hall]

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



Boogity Boogity Boogity [Mike]

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

And the Winner is…[Brian]

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



It’s Official [Hall]

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



12 Hours of Bathurst [Greg]

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

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



Ferrari GT Challenge [Mike]

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



The Good Package inbound? [Brian]

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

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

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



Free Setups [Greg]

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

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



Jump.exe Not Responding [Brian]

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

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



What Cars/Tracks have AI [Hall]

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

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Stretchin Wood [Brian]

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



GSI Wheel [Hall]

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

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



4k Triples [Greg]

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



SimTrecs Pedals [Mike]

https://www.simtrecs.com/

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



Rig Review [Brian]

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



Vario Vesa [Greg]

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

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



Listener Submission [Mike]

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



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

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




League / Hosted Races

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

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

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


Final Thoughts




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. 29 Hours of Daytona
  2. .
  3. .

Description

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

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

Sponsors: 

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0263

1-21-2021 – Breaking Chase – Episode 0263

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Introduction

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



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Show Introduction

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

Special Guest

Chase Raudman

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

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

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General Questions:

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

Guest Specific Questions:

  1.               
  2.  


Topics



World of Outlaws Round 9 Williams Grove [Brian]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Coke Drafts [Mike]

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

McLaren Shadow [Greg]

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



Spin into Pit Box – Monza Style [Hall]

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



Victory! – Again! [Tony]

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

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

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



Porsche SuperCup [Mike]

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

Porsche Super Cup – Barcelona [Hall]

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



Pit Speed Limit Discussion [Mike]

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

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

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

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

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



Porsche ESports Sprint Challenge Canada [Greg]

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



NYT Article [Brian]

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

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

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



Stolen Models? [Mike]

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

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



eShortCourse World Cup [Hall]

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



Fixed Setup Oval Racing Guide [Tony]

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



Romain Gets It [Greg]

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



New Forums – Buy Sell Trade [Brian]

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

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



Inside Sim Racing YouTube Channel is Back! [Mike]

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



24 Hours of Daytona – Ready? [Tony]

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

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



Brick by Brick [Hall]

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



Galaxy iRacing League [Mike]

Galaxy Cup Series

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

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

http://galaxycupseries.weebly.com/



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


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

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

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



Prosimu t1000al 4m-prs Motion Platform [Brian]

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

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



New ASUS Zen Boards [Tony]

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

Image

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



RTX 3060 [Greg]

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

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



Rig Review [Mike]

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

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



Freem Gloves [Brian]

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

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



PitBuddy [Tony]

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

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



Button Boxes Crazyvetfam [Greg]

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

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



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

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

  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall – P1  Daytona  in 919

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


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



League / Hosted Races

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


Final Thoughts




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

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

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

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1-14-2021 – Stretching Wood – Episode 0262

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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This week we be getting into all of the news with the Coke draft and how is Bristol Dirt shaping up for this year, The 24 Hours of Daytona is coming up really soon, and tons of Hardware topics tonight.


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Topics



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

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

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

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

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

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



Coke News – Dillon eSports [Hall]

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

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

Deadzone Racing [Tony]

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

Klingerman eSports [Greg]

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

Stewart Hass eSports [Mike]

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

Richmond Raceway eSports [Tony]

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

Zack Novak – Jimmy Mullis


2020 GIFs of the Year [Greg]

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



Bristol Dirt Confirmed [Brian]

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



RIP Junior [Hall]

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

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



Porsche Race [Mike]

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

Results [Brian]

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

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

First Lap Video [Greg]

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



24 Hrs of Daytona – Incoming [Tony]

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

24 Hours of Daytona Details [Mike]

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

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

BOP Announced [Brian]

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

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

LMP2 Changes detailed [Hall]

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

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



Stretch before you Drive? [Tony]

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

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



Pro Invitational Incoming? [Greg]

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



Community iRacing Discord [Mike]

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

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



Get Texts From iRacing [Brian]

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

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



2021 BMW Sim GT Cups [Hall]

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

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

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

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



Bell Wins! [Tony]

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



Sim Racing is Awesome! [Mike]

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



iRacing Curse Strike Catalunya [Brian]

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

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



Season 1 Patch 3 – Release Notes [Hall]

iRacing has dropped the new Season 1 Patch 3 notes.

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


RSR-21 Chassis [Tony]

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

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



SimMagic Pedal Inbound? [Greg]

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

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

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



Same Wheel for Real Car or Sim Car [Mike]

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

bmw m4 gt3 sim live steering

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

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



Twitch Extension [Brian]

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

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



Company Review – Hamrock (Finland) [Hall]

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



Spotlights 2 Rollout [Tony]

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

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

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



Nvidea Warns – High Severity GPU Driver Flaws [Mike]

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

nvidia

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



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

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




League / Hosted Races

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

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

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


Final Thoughts




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Description

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

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

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0261

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Introduction

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

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Special Guest

Femi Olat

Twitter TA_Femi

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

https://twitter.com/DeadzoneRacing

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
    1. Why do you race on iRacing over other sims? 
  2. Which series do you normally run?
  3. Have you tried the new tire model?  If so, what are your thoughts?                 
  4. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

  1. Pro Series – finishes – 4, 2, 21, 21, 29, 14
  2. Tell us about your RTP journey….
  3. What are you doing to get ready for the Coke Series?                


Topics



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2020 Year in Review [Hall]

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



Can we get SRX Series Cars [Tony]

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

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



Got to try out BMW Sim [Brian]

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



Dale Jr & Steve Myers Found [Greg]

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



Epitome of 2020 [Mike]

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



SimSpeed to cover NiS 2021 [Hall]

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

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



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

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



IR-01 Series DOA? [Brian]

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

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



Kyle Busch / Will Rogers Battle [Mike]

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

Larry Mac And DW calling MNR [Brian]

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

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



Game to Glory [Hall]

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



Time for Chili Bowl [Tony]

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



Sponsor for Coanda Simsport [Brian]

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



Listener Email [Mike]

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

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



Coke Teams Announced [Hall]

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

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

Lowe to Wood Brothers [Greg]

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



IMSA is BACK [Brian]

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

By David Phi

IMSA is



GT3 Balance [Hall]

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Rig Review [Hall]

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

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Rig Review [Tony]

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

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

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

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https://simtag.eu/



Frex Shifter (Japan) [Hall]

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

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



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

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

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




League / Hosted Races

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

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

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series Mosport 

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

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


Final Thoughts




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

TITLE IDEAS

  1. Olat is All That
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Description

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

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

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Episode 0260

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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

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Show Introduction

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

Special Guest

Isaac Gann

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

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

https://twitter.com/IGann_34

https://twitter.com/NorseForceRL

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
    1. Why do you race on iRacing over other sims? 
  2. Which series do you normally run?
  3. Have you tried the new tire model?  If so, what are your thoughts?                 
  4. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

  1. Pro Series Champion! – finishes – 28, 11, 11, 3, 1, 1
  2. Tell us about your RTP journey….
  3. What are you doing to get ready for the Coke Series?                
  4.  

Topics



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Wonderwoman Car [Hall]

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

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

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



Alfredo on the Wall [Brian]

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



iRacers Lounge Paint [Greg]

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

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



Builders…not Racers [Mike]

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



Listener Craig Reams sends in GT3 BOP Video [Hall]

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



Another User Manual [Brian]

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

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



Listener Matt Crockett – Bandit Racing League [Mike]

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

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



Friday Night NASCAR? [Hall]

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



RTP and Pro Fixed Setups? [Brian]

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



Award Time [Mike]

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

Another Award [Brian]

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



SuperCup up Next [Mike]

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



Dale Jr Build [Hall]

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

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



Blue Light Glasses [Brian]

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



January Special Events [Mike]

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

[Hall]

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

[Brian]

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



iRacers Lounge Trading Paints is now a Winner [Mike]

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



Race with us Tonight [Brian]

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

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Email From Listener – Farming iRating? [Mike]

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

  Derek Branum <derek2448@gmail.com>



David Hall Thread [Hall]

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

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



Ugly Holiday iRacing Paint Schemes [Brian]

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

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Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


HP Reverb G2 Sweetspot Investigation [Brian]

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



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

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

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Simagic Alpha Servo DD – Pre Order Now [Mike]

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

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



New Stuff Incoming [Brian]

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

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CSL Elite McLaren GT3 V2 [Greg]

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

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



Rig Review – Sent by Listener Eric Whiting [Brian]

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

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Rig Review [Mike]

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

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Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

Mike

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




League / Hosted Races

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

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



Final Thoughts




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

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Description

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

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Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

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