Episode 0298

9/23/2001 – F1 Era Begins – Episode 0298

https://soundcloud.com/iracerslounge/f1-era-begins-episode-0298

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Introduction

On this weeks’ show well say hello to iRacing YouTube favorite Dave Cam. We’ll celebrate the one year anniversary of our great sponsor Gridfinder and we’ll check out what may be the biggest story of the year for iRacing, so stay tuned.

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



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Special Guest

Dave Cam

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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. https://twitter.com/Davey_Cam
  2. https://www.youtube.com/c/DaveCamm

Partnered with @Fanatec@demon_tweeks | Content Creator @traxiongg

  1.           Sim Racing Expo – Germany    
    1. https://twitter.com/Davey_Cam/status/1439901764493447171
    2. https://twitter.com/Davey_Cam/status/1439256069377769472
  2. Rock Solid Rigs
  3. Julie Wins!  
    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoBpRWONwTo


Topics



Bathurst 1000

Last week’s Bathurst 1000 stats from iRacing Reports shows Historic participation

https://iracingreports.com/stats/21s4-Bathurst_1000_US.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/21s4-Bathurst_1000_AU.html



Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

Maarten van Loozenoord took the win in the first round of the Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1438613985759268865?s=11



Farewell to Maxx Harris

A fond farewell to fellow iRacier Max Harris

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=35017&fbclid=IwAR2N-P1IVOaxfbJ0ShrKzh9ZsQY7vp7m5ABBa0zOHqiRvNxSExdUXNeCy-Y

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/8389/farewell-to-maxx-harris?fbclid=IwAR25VDS7Joda2Kb6eq8__sfrDzG0z_3E7r-u8dMBtSRwC4lw0lL3r4KNPFE#latest



iRacing Rally Cross World Championship

Wednesday marked the return of the iRacing RallyCross World Championship fighting for a $25.000 purse. The first round at the rallycross at Daytona was taken by Tommi Hallman.

https://twitter.com/racespottv/status/1439984265769279489?s=11

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1440797599464783878?s=11



Colours Pop!

Staffer Tony Gardner announces that they have adjusted the color tone in the sim and, (maybe?) fixed the yellow color tones many have complained about.

Tony Gardner Posts: 

For a while now we’ve been too a little too warm in tone, and the sun has overpowered the color mix too significantly, while the blueness of the sky was washed out. We fixed this and the fix went out in today’s patch. 

The “yellow” world complaint should be gone or minimized and the colors do definitely pop more now and it looks better.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/60198/#Comment_60198



Gridfinder 1st Anniversary

Gridfinder celebrated its first anniversary showing off their growth in one year’s time.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUHxd9GtKQo/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Modern F1 to iRacing?

iRacing announced on their Twitter account that a pair if Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team vehicles will be coming to iRacing.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1440692411684909056

https://jalopnik.com/iracing-is-getting-this-and-next-years-mercedes-formula-1847723457?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_campaign=dlvrit&utm_content=jalopnik



2022 NIS – All Three Tiers

Nick Neben posted in the forums that he thinks it’s time to expand the NIS series to the Xfinity cars and Gander Trucks

Nick Neben Posts: 

Ok, with the NextGen taking over for NIS in 2022 I know there are going to be some people who miss regular stock car racing. This isn’t a dig at the NextGen car, just the style it provides is not fun to some.

With current member number shooting way up, I think it is time to offer NIS – Cup, NIS – Xfinity, and NIS – Truck

Cup would stay the same and run 50% races with the special 100% races

Xfinity would run 100% races with Xfinity schedule (would usually be the same laps as NIS Cup)

Trucks would run 100% races as well from their schedule offering a shorter race of the three but longer than the regular weekly series.

Running Xfinity and Trucks at 100% would offer something different than the regular open series, and we don’t often get full races with these two series. If you tried to shorten them to 50% it would end up the same as the regular series and not offer anything different. I believe most people run NIS for the longer races.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/8808/2022-nis-all-three-tiers#latest



iRacing Presents Petit Le Mans powered by VCO

Date: October 1-3

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #1 – Saturday 07:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7859/iracing-presents-petit-le-mans-powered-by-vco



MASCAR

MASCAR is still recruiting for his new league.

Hey Mike
   This is John this is the info for my new league. The name of the new league is call MASCAR. We will be doing a Dirt Series that will be starting on the 8 of November. To join there is a $10 fee. We will be running two different cars. We will rotate cars each week. The two cars are the Pro Late Models and the 358 Modified. We will be running fix setups has well. The dirt series will run on Monday nights practice starts at 8:30pm eat. I am working on getting a broadcast to do all 10 weeks. We will also run the Cup Cars next year when the new season starts. We will follow the nascar schedule. These races will be on Thursday nights and also will have a $10 fee. So please check us out I will put the website down below. I did the website myself so not the best but I try ??. Anyway thanks for all your help man we appreciate it a lot. ??
Website- https://mascar2021.wixsite.com/league
Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/Mascar-League-100473672386018/
Twitter- @mascar2021



Podcast Housekeeping

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OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”

Fantasy Bristol



Hardware/Software


DIY MEGA+

The DIY Mega+ is a platform motion actuator system

DIY MEGA+

https://eracing-lab.com/products/diy-mega-1



Formula Z Drive in Style

Formula-Z… Drive in Style

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTvfxIGJ-YW/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=522&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2F%3Fp%3D2296%26preview%3Dtrue#%7B%22ci%22%3A2%2C%22os%22%3A603.5999999977648%7D



Estructura SimuSport 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTxoDhOv_qi/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=522&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2F%3Fp%3D2296%26preview%3Dtrue#%7B%22ci%22%3A3%2C%22os%22%3A938.5999999977648%7D

https://simusport.com.ar/



Venym Pedals

https://www.instagram.com/p/CT7koQGN73X/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Pics from SimRacing Expo 2021

https://simracing-pc.de/2021/09/17/simracing-expo-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3z_80lD1sR4gHvima8-Rb-NtExjNwz_LRK9nFmbjj_YBkLt7Kmz0pFMsI

https://simracing-pc.de/2021/09/17/simracing-expo-2021



Res Tech X-1 Formula

The Res Tech X-1 Formula racing cock[it with monitor stand from Italy

https://res-tech.it/



SPARCO EVO QRT Racing Seat

https://shop.redline360.com/products/sparco-evo-racing-seats-black-fiberglass-008072fnr



NRG Racing Simulator Race Seat

NRG jumps into the Racing simulator market with their new $350 NRG FRP-600WT sim racing seat

https://shop.redline360.com/products/nrg-racing-simulator-race-seat-fiber-glass-white-with-blue-side-mounts

https://getnrg.com/products/frp-600wt



CSE ASCARI Button Box [Greg]

ASCARI CARBON is a fully programmable sim racing button box, compatible with PC (USB) and Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base. The button box is designed to be attached to the mounting holes provided on the CSL Elite wheel base and is available for right and left side. ASCARI frame is made of beautiful and sturdy real carbon fiber to give you the perfect motorsport feeling . The unit is supplied with colorful customized stickers for the rotary encoders, elegant rectangular and rounded labels to fully customize your racing experience.

IMG_9299b

https://www.customsimengineering.com/ascari-carbon



iRacing Dashboard [Hall]

Diogo Oliveira is offering a new dash solution for iRacing

dash5.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/8571/iracing-dashboard



Ellis – 2022 Sim Rig Project



Is Thrustmaster Back On Form? | T248 Review

TraxionGG reviews the new Thrustmaster T248 wheel base and pedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnMuuCj2Sas



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Bristol

  • Ellis –   p8 – started 15th got up as high as 2nd – got involved in a wreck w slight damage – then later running 5th got netcoded hard to the wall – just brought it home after that

Rochette P33 I screwed up in Q and that put me back in that mess and not being aggressive got me caught is crap. Meatballed so called it a night and watched one of the greatest Xfinity race finishes i ever seen

Steve – wrecked out

  • Sunday Open
    • Hall – p wrecked
    • Tom D – p2.  Finally back.  My wheel is back and better than it was.  Had long run speed. Unfortunately a caution came out with 15 to go. Not enough time to get the win. On to Vegas 
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pwrecked out – netcoded from 3 feet away eventually took me out – this was after getting massively wrecked on lap 2.
  • Race : Vegas
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p18, set to loose early, thought it would build tight, but didn’t.  Good car though and very long run after adjustments.  Late caution ferry hurt my track position again, however was up near the front and and got caught up in late wreck.
    • Ellis – pWrecked Out – Had a big save and missed the big one. Later i came washing up and nicked someones nose which sent me down but i saved it then two went to miss me they collected into the wall and i netcoded maybe 5 ft away and got destroyed
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – p.Wrecked out



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall – P1 – Win #116 after horrible luck in NiS
    • D Fixed ARCA Kansas Brian P2 Started on the Pole.  Got too aggressive in getting a big lead, but used up tires too much and was run down with 10 to go.


League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
  1.  David – p7.  Wrong guess on the caution coin flip, but Don’t think I had the leaders pace, as me and Steven had the same pace, and leader pulled away from Steven who was on the right pit call.  Did finish first among the old tire cars.
  2. Greg p 13
  3. Mike – p1 – got involved in the first caution a bit of damage – lost laps on long runs – had a good battle in the middle for lucky dog, ran my ass off….
  4. Stephen – p2
  • OBRL ARCA
    1. Brian Iowa P13 made my way up to the front then got in trouble on a late restart
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series Las Vegas
  • 1. Dwayne Mcarthur
  • 2. Josh Robinson
  • 3. Steve Thomsom


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. F1 Era Begins
  2. .
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Description

On this weeks’ show well say hello to iRacing YouTube favorite Dave Cam. We’ll celebrate the one year anniversary of our great sponsor Gridfinder and we’ll check out what may be the biggest story of the year for iRacing, so stay tuned. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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

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Hosts:

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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

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Episode 0297

09/16/2021 – Unleash The Hounds – Episode 0297

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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


Introduction

We talk Coke playoff racing at Bristol with Evan Posocco, we check out a new stats page, then we got the 2022 NiS, we mean NASCAR, schedule. Take a load off and check out the weekly news at the iRacers Lounge Podcast.



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Topics



Coke Race – Bristol

  • Pre-race interview w Elliott Sadler. And in race too. Great insight on how he is managing the day to day of ESE, including making sure these guys are using telemetry. 
  • So far, so good for the Coanda crew. 
  • @KeeganLeahy leads, @MitchelldeJong1 is second. Last week’s winner @bobbyzalenski is third. Already 15 laps completed!
  • Lap 17 TROUBLE! @DDuval42 got loose! @GarrettManes SLAMMED into Duval. No caution. Manes has a ton of damage.
  • Still clean and green. @MathesonRacing started from the pits and is currently two laps down, in danger of losing a third lap. 35 laps complete!
  • LAP 50: @KeeganLeahy continues to lead. He’s in a must-win situation for the @eNASCARCocaCola@iRacing Series playoffs. Still caution-free so far.
  • LAP 53: They’re racing three… and FOUR-wide at the virtual 
  • @BMSupdates

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1437952153323245575

  • It took 60 laps, but the leaders have finally caught lapped traffic.
  • It looks like the high line is the place to be. 
  • @KeeganLeahy can’t get around @znovak15 and now @MitchelldeJong1 is waiting in the wings to take advantage. 95 laps complete!
  • Caution! Lap 102. Looks like @BBryant53 spun after contact with @Blade_Whitt
  • Bryant stays on the lead laps and @jmullisracing gets a fortunate break with the Lucky Dog.,
  • RESTART LAP 108: @23XIRacing teammates @KeeganLeahy and 
  • @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field
  • Biggest mover so far is @swilson3_, currently up 20 spots from 32nd to 12th.
  • Two playoff drivers that need to turn it around and quick are 
  • @jmullisracing and @BBryant53. 32nd and 33rd respectively, they’ll be in a must-win situation at Dega if they finish as they are.
  • “Do you think in a million years that you’re going to be able to pass like that, Vicente?”@CaseyKirwan23 was not happy with this attempted bump and run.
  • Got word ryan luza is running on a generator has no power.
  • @mbussa75 is coming back through the pack, P13 currently. He came into this race as the fourth man in the Final 4 by points… He’ll need a little more to stay there if points are on his mind.
  • Into second and aiming for the lead, @LoganClampitt_ is on the move! Just over 50 to go at Bristol!
  • Race leader @KeeganLeahy pounds the fence with 50 to go.
  • 63 to go: @LoganClampitt_ challenges @KeeganLeahy for the lead.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1437962106750525443

  • “Thanks for the top guys,” says @KeeganLeahy to the lapped down drivers. He wants the top. Some don’t care. @LoganClampitt_ is THERE. 45 laps to go!
  • Don’t look now, but the defending Bristol winner @RyanLuza is closing in. Now within two second of the Top 2… he only has 25 laps to catch them!
  • 17 to go: CAUTION! @BowlinGraham crashed after contact with 

@vicente_salas14 And there’s a crash under caution! @znovak15, 

@caine_cook, and @AshtonCrowder

  • .RESTART 11 to go: @KeeganLeahy and @LoganClampitt_ lead the field into turn 1.
  • 10 to go: CRASH! @MikeConti5, @swilson3_, @vicente_salas14, and others are involved.
  • HEARTBREAK for @MikeConti5.He’ll have to win at Dega to make the Final 4.

RESTART 4 to go: @KeeganLeahy and @LoganClampitt_ lead the field into turn 1.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1437967602853236737

CHECKERED FLAG! @KeeganLeahy leads every lap and wins at the virtual @BMSupdates and dominants at virtual @BMSupdates to clinch a spot in the eNASCAR @CocaColaRacing iRacing Series Champ 4.

https://twitter.com/steveluvender/status/1437966377617403906



The Sim Seats showroom is open [David]

https://twitter.com/simseats/status/1436359524986855428?s=11



What Does Brake Bias Do? [Greg]

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



Season 4 Build – Yay or Nay [Mike]

“Its a meh build”

“Not much sexy in this build. I’m happy for Hickory. The GT3 cars feel a lot different as well as the indycar. I feel I can attack harder into the corners than I could. The GT3 cars always felt like they had no grip going into the corner, than no power coming off”

“If they waited for Mt Washington until build week it would’ve seemed better”

“I think because the cup car wasn’t effected at all that makes it less too”

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1437418473936855048



Season Wrap Up Stats; a whole new system! [Brian]

Hello fellow stats nerds. You might remember me from the end of season stats that I’ve been posting up into each official series forum section… for like the last 3 years?

As you can expect, doing this was a fair amount of effort and since I’ve been focused on investing my time into developing and supporting my iRacing Reports Discord Bot project, I concluded that doing the end of season stats stuff as I had in the past wasn’t an efficient process.

Over the course of the last season I’ve been working on a whole new system to generate and share end of season stats for official series. You can now access season wrap up stats from 2021 Season 3 all the way back to 2017 Season 1 for all official iRacing series and special events over at this website:ihttps://iracingreports.com/seasons/Statistics and analysis of iRacing drivers and official series results

Use the filters at the top of that page to help you find the series/season you’re interested in.

I can still generate custom outputs for teams/drivers, that include specified people in all the tables and highlight their dots in the charts. This will become a bundled feature for my Discord Bot supporters for 2021 Season 4 onwards.

To learn more about my iRacing Reports Discord Bot please check out: https://discordbot.iracingreports.com

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7958/season-wrap-up-stats-a-whole-new-system#latest



Potential Massive Bug Involving AI Rosters [David]

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7708/potential-massive-bug-involving-ai-rosters-roster-json-error

How to get Trading Paints AI Roster into iRacing? [Greg]

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7605/how-to-get-trading-paints-ai-roster-into-iracing



Replay Sun Bug [Mike]

grafik.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7721/replay-sun-bug



See you in 2022, Los Angeles [Brian]

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1437907843592638468

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1437917255623483393?s=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdonhU0pMvA



Sim Racing Podcast Playlist [David]

Shoutout to my new favorite listener, Qwikstreet Sims. He has got a nice channel going there…

“ all the shows, and others, deserve credit for making Sim racing what it is today”

“ The longest running podcast in this hobby space…”

https://youtu.be/7MAhdUajNuc?t=447



Road Atlanta is looking BRIGHT at NIGHT in today’s update! [Greg]

https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2kNA9pD_S/?utm_medium=share_sheet



NASCAR announces 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule [Mike]

NASCAR announced the Clash – NASCAR’s prelude event to the Daytona 500 since 1979 – will take place somewhere other than Daytona International Speedway when NASCAR visits the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 6, 2022.

The NASCAR Cup Series will visit another track for the first time when the green flag flies at World Wide Technology Raceway just outside St. Louis on June 5.

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/09/15/nascar-announces-2022-nascar-cup-series-schedule/



2021 Season 4 Patch 1 Release Notes [Brian]

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1438127115996696590?s=11

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000162040-2021-season-4-patch-1-release-notes-2021-09-14-02-



Petit Le Mans powered by VCO [David]

Petit Le Mans is a 10 hour endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. It is a marquee event in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Date: October 1-3

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #1 – Saturday 07:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

Track: Road Atlanta

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MASCAR [Mike]

John Boy
to iracerslounge@gmail.com

Hey Mike
   This is John this is the info for my new league. The name of the new league is call MASCAR. We will be doing a Dirt Series that will be starting on the 8 of November. To join there is a $10 fee. We will be running two different cars. We will rotate cars each week. The two cars are the Pro Late Models and the 358 Modified. We will be running fix setups has well. The dirt series will run on Monday nights practice starts at 8:30pm eat. I am working on getting a broadcast to do all 10 weeks. We will also run the Cup Cars next year when the new season starts. We will follow the nascar schedule. These races will be on Thursday nights and also will have a $10 fee. So please check us out I will put the website down below. I did the website myself so not the best but I try ??. Anyway thanks for all your help man we appreciate it a lot. ??
Website- https://mascar2021.wixsite.com/league
Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/Mascar-League-100473672386018/
Twitter- @mascar2021



Bathurst 1000 [Greg]

2021 Bathurst 1000

Just a reminder the Bathurst 1000 is coming up this September 17th-19th

iRSE-Bathurst1000-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/53920



Intimidator Challenge, Sprint Cars @ Talladega – September 24th [Brian]

Intimidator Challenge, Sprint Cars @ Talladega – September 24th

Noah Carmichael2 Posts: 

On September 24th my friend and I will be hosting the inaugural Intimdator Challenge. This event will be a week-long process starting with 4 practice sessions taking place between September 18th-21st, we will then have our It’s a Robin Miller Pole Night on the 22nd where we will find out which 24 drivers (33 if we receive 60+ entries) will move onto the main event. The pole-sitter will also receive a $50 prize courtesy of Ambitious Cloud.

The race will take place on September 24th at 8:00 pm. The race will be 76 laps and will be broadcasted live on PitStopTV!

The only cost to enter the event is a donation to the gofundme set up to support Marshall and Shabral Pruett as Shabral continues her ongoing battle with cancer.

Anyone interested in joining us for the event can register by following this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1FvNfytr0T8Fub7iK9r2zg2RIFQsfnmOboQCzpytKfqB9mw/viewform. All the links you will need including the link to the gofundme, discord, and event guide will all be in there.

And if you need more info you can follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MightyMack03/status/1432889613639720961) and keep up with any ongoing updates. We hope to see you all there!

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


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https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”




Hardware/Software


ProtoSimTech Pedal Batch [David]

2021 ProtoSimTech Batch Pre-Orders Coming Soon

https://www.facebook.com/1113659788651573/posts/6752552384762257/?d=n

$300 Deposit - 50 Sets

https://www.facebook.com/1113659788651573/posts/6766888449995317/?d=n


Thrustmaster Pedals [Mike]


The #T3PM is now available:

The new Thrustmaster T3PM pedals are now availablehttps://www.instagram.com/p/CThTC83gi97/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=522&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2F%3Fp%3D2269%26preview%3Dtrue#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A515.4000000022352%7D



Could this be the NEXT Logitech Wheel? [David]

In a YouTube video from Random Callsign he speculates whether Logitch may be the next manufacturer in the Direct Drive Wheel market.https://www.youtube.com/embed/h1hN3ur9kbo?feature=oembed



Track Cams for Gourmets [Greg]

https://www.trackcams22.com/



The Best Sim Racing Cockpit? [Mike]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZn7BAW7NRc



UPDATED Sim Hound Cockpit Review [Brian]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCrBTZ779MQ



The Overpower OP Chassis [Greg]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv0AsWoZ_zY

https://overpower.gg/en/



new AccuForce wireless button box prototype [David]

No photo description available.

https://www.facebook.com/319944334738806/posts/4536014466465084/?d=n



the $2,999 GeForce RTX 4090 price prediction [Mike]

GeForce RTX 3090

https://www.pcgamer.com/im-not-buying-the-dollar2999-geforce-rtx-4090-price-prediction-but-should-i/



Thrustmaster, Meanwhile… [David]

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7522/thrustmaster-meanwhile





Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Richmond

  • Ellis –   DQ’d- w six to go. Kept getting run over from behind for some reason tonight like three different times. I spun off that road and hit the wall and the wheel spun quickly in my hand got a card up in it in it like sprained my thumb. 

Rochette P10 few people in my and Mike’s split had server issues. I had issues got booted under caution made it back down 3 laps. Enough cautions made it back to lead

  • Sunday Open
    • Greg pwrecked 
    • Hall – p wrecked early 26th
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p11 – got involved in several wrecks that were not my doing but soldiered on. Got a drive through for too many incidents but still had a decent run
    • Tyler – P8 – ran my normal, did not qualify and started in the back. Took my time and chipped away at the guys killing tires. Finished with a 8x dodging the disasters but finished strong. Thanks to the team for helping with pit strategy and when to push it. 
    • Brian – P13 ran pretty well all night.  Stayed in the top 10 until the GWC when I was dive bombed and the car pushed me up the track allowing several cars to pass.
  • Race Bristol: 
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p21.  Absolute wreck fest.  Sloppiest Top Split race since Martinsville.  5 times unable to avoid wreck, and twice it was severe damage.  Climbed to 21st by survival even with the BF at the end on the 5th impact.  Just took the lap penalty and lost no spots.  Iracing’s hamsters had a stroke twice during the race, and the second time the glitch that was happening to everyone took a lap from me.  For as tough as it was, 21st not horrific.
    • Ellis – p26 – was working inside lane and a guy got under me and got turned
    • Kyle P – P9 Started 14th and worked my way to the front. Ran consistent top 10 and then last 28 laps i hammered down and worked my way up to 5ht. Lap car lost it with 2 to go and i got collected was down 400 RPM but got to restart 3rd. I tried to block the low line and keep a top 5 but just didn’t have the power. Only received a 4x the whole race and kept the car straight until that last caution.
    • Greg PWrecked by Server issues
    • Rochette P engine dun gon blown up after some damage in a couple of cautions 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellisp.2 – led the most laps – this one hurt – almost had it won – ran off the tires

Rochette P3 stayed out of trouble ran tires off on last run… i was hoping Mike and the other guy wrecked, i need a win this year



Official Series

D Fixed ARCA Brian P2 Started on the pole. Fell to 4th in the first half trying to save tires and made my way back up to 2nd by the end.



League / Hosted Races


  • FastTrack Sim Racing League –
  1.  David – p2 not fast enough at end
  2. Greg p1 
  3. Mike – pwrecked out 1st caution could not miss it
  4. Tony- P18 just not fast at Richmond but stayed out of trouble and on the lead lap
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Southern National P20 Dirt tracked the qualifying and wound up taking the pole.  Then wound up starting in the pits when I lost sound gridding.  Small Track with lots of cars was tough to make many positions.
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • CONGRATULATIONS Steve Thomson in the Ridetv #67 Wins The Iracers Lounge The Aftermath Podcast Nascar Truck Series at Bristol MotorSpeedway
  • Dwayne Mcarthur in the REG Customs #97  Finished 2nd 
  • Josh Robinson in the Microcenter #23  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. My ass is off limits
  2. Unleash The Hounds
  3. iRacing Injuries
  4. Gravy on top of mt washington

Description

We talk Coke playoff racing at Bristol with Evan Posocco, we check out a new stats page, then we got the 2022 NiS, we mean NASCAR, schedule. Take a load off and check out the weekly news at the iRacers Lounge Podcast.

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

Sponsors: 

www.grid-finder.com

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Links:

Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0296

9/9/2021 – Reverse 180 – Episode 0296

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 will be unpacking all of the new content from the season 4 build including new tracks, new cars and all of the other updates including the addition of adding AI cars to hosted races. We’ll add in some hardware in the mix and get some clues as to what’s coming up in next years Nascar/NIS schedule.

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



TITLE SPONSOR READ:

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Topics



Five New Cars, 11 New Tracks, Hosted Sessions Join iRacing AI for 2021 Season 4

iRacing adds five new cars and 11 tracks to hosted sessions with the ability to add AI cars to fill the field.

https://www.iracing.com/five-new-cars-11-new-tracks-hosted-sessions-join-iracing-ai-for-2021-season-4/



Hickory Speedway is Here

Hickory Speedway was added to the lineup in this season’s build including a release video.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1433902164888408068?s=11

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



iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car World Championship Returns, Qualifying Series Announced

The iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint car championship will be beginning it’s qualifying series on September 20th at Cedar Lake Speedway and conclude October 25th at Kokomo. Then the November 15th will begin the championship series at Volusia.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-car-world-championship-returns-qualifying-series-announced/



Tardiff Wins Again!

Alan Tardif brings home his 3rd win of the season at Beach Ridge Speedway in his iRacing sponsored Late Model.

https://twitter.com/alantardiff8/status/1434649277880471555?s=11



Release Notes

Season 4 release notes were released with all of it’s contents on Wednesday.

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1434645913897771008?s=11

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000161946-2021-season-4-release-notes-2021-09-07-01-



2021 S4 Paint Templates Released

Paint master Brian Simpson posted the new paint templates for the new Porsche 922 Cup and Ferrari EVO GT3

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7379/2021-s4-paint-templates-released



NiS 2022 Schedule

Nascar will be announcing their new 2022 schedule and by association it’s NIS schedule as well. Some notable moves may be the addition of WWT Raceway and Pocono dropping a race.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1435407751497371655?s=11



GT3R can do 180 kph in reverse

How fast can you go in reverse? According to iRacing Streamer Dan Suzuki, he can hit 180KPH in the Porsche GT3R.

https://twitter.com/dansuzukitv/status/1435317111627390984?s=11



Dynamic Track, Where There Art Thou?

Bryan Black33 Tweeted about his regrets in missing the dynamic track changes in iRacing. Chris Overland was among those who commented his agreement.

https://twitter.com/bryanblack33/status/1435130022457663489?s=11

https://twitter.com/chrisoverland47/status/1435240818260983813?s=11

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7474/multi-groove#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7545/dynamic-track-on-ovals#latest

And Now Superspeedway Package

Liam Brotherton posted in the forums a response in the thread criticizing the package on Superspeedways.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/49222/#Comment_49222



2021 Season 4 Schedule

Tyler Hudson Posted in the forums the 2021 Season 4 schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/7505/2021-season-4-schedule



Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020

iRacing posted an introduction to the all new the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo

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



NEW CONTENT // Hungaroring

The next introduction video for new content shows off the Hungaroring Grand Prix track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt-6iOL9_Xk



Deceiving Practice – Setup Shops

https://www.facebook.com/106907984441355/posts/359254505873367/?d=n



Week 13 Tour Mods Saturday

Scott Ross will be hosting a fun, Tour Mod 100 lap race at Dover on Saturday with fixed setups and no damage with a incident limit.

Scott Ross8:28 PM (1 hour ago)
to iracerslounge

Hey guys could you mention this. It was a big help last week 13. 
So the last couple of week 13s I hosted a fun no pressure Tour Mods on road course races. This time I wanted to switch it up to a 100 lap race at Dover with Tour Mods on the Saturday of Week 13. Fixed setup no damage but there will be an incident limit. Tire Changes will also be available. There will be iracing controlled cautions.
Date: Sept 11th 2021

Practice 8:30p et

Qual 9:00p

Race 9:10p

Looking forward to you seeing you there.
Here is a link to the Forum 
Week 13 Dover Race 9/11 @9:00p ET — iRacing Forums
Scott



2021 Bathurst 1000

Just a reminder the Bathurst 1000 is coming up this September 17th-19th

iRSE-Bathurst1000-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/53920



Intimidator Challenge, Sprint Cars @ Talladega – September 24th

Noah Carmichael2 Posts: 

On September 24th my friend and I will be hosting the inaugural Intimdator Challenge. This event will be a week-long process starting with 4 practice sessions taking place between September 18th-21st, we will then have our It’s a Robin Miller Pole Night on the 22nd where we will find out which 24 drivers (33 if we receive 60+ entries) will move onto the main event. The pole-sitter will also receive a $50 prize courtesy of Ambitious Cloud.

The race will take place on September 24th at 8:00 pm. The race will be 76 laps and will be broadcasted live on PitStopTV!

The only cost to enter the event is a donation to the gofundme set up to support Marshall and Shabral Pruett as Shabral continues her ongoing battle with cancer.

Anyone interested in joining us for the event can register by following this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1FvNfytr0T8Fub7iK9r2zg2RIFQsfnmOboQCzpytKfqB9mw/viewform. All the links you will need including the link to the gofundme, discord, and event guide will all be in there.

And if you need more info you can follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/MightyMack03/status/1432889613639720961) and keep up with any ongoing updates. We hope to see you all there!

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Operation Motorsport Benefit 4 Hours of the Glen

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

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



8 Hour IMSA Race at Daytona

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

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




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK . LETS TALK FANTASY….”

Fantasy




Hardware/Software


EG-R GTR Aluminum Rig

Our flagship rig with the integrated triple screen assembly, ready to mount three 32″ flat or curved screens. It comes with a swivel arm keyboard tray and mouse platform, as well as a gear shifter/handbrake mount. This particular rig was setup with a uniquely designed Fanatec Podium DD1 wheel base mount assembly. We can supply you with a generic reclinable racing seat, or a proper Sparco racing bucket seat of your choice. This rig provides you with a solidly constructed base to setup your own dream racing setup.https://www.instagram.com/p/CSplCPitfh0/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=453&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2F%3Fp%3D2244%26preview%3Dtrue#%7B%22ci%22%3A2%2C%22os%22%3A549.1999999992549%7D

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSplCPitfh0/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=471&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2Fepisode-0293%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A5%2C%22os%22%3A3622.5%7D



NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series mass production to start in the middle of 2022. According to new reports, NVIDIA’s Hopper architecture could tape out at the start of 2022, or late 2021 at an early estimate. Meanwhile, mass production of GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs is expected to start in the middle of next year, so an autumn or winter 2022 release could be on the cards for NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics cards.

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



All New RSeat P1 Sim Chassis

RSeat reveals it’s new P1 Sim Chassis in a variety of colors with your choice with, or without Sparco Seat for $1,200. It works a variety of all of the popular hardware and offers accessories for keyboards, mousepads, shifters and more. A full review can be found on The Simpit YouTube channel.https://www.youtube.com/embed/GZknJ5p7D0s?feature=oembed



Daks Print Shop Etsy Store

Daks Print Shop on the Etsy Store has a variety of 3D printed sim related products including things like sim inspired lights, dust covers for quick releases, mounting brackets for phones and tablets and much more.

Sim Lab RGB LED Lamp Includes LED/Remote
3D Printed Dust Cover Cap For all Fanatec Wheelbases image 0
Phone/Tablet Mount For Fanatec CSW CSL & DD Center Mount image 0

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



MPI SimMax Chassis

Max Papis Industries’ new SimMax Chassis is the company’s first rig offered in their growing simulation product lineup. The MPI SimMax Chassis comes complete with everything you need to assemble and drive. Simply use the supplied pieces, nuts, and bolts and attach your desired technology which is designed to work with Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec hardware. It comes in three configurable options with a price range of $799.00 – $999.00.https://maxpapisinc.com/product/mpi-sim-c1/embed/#?secret=aUYlgVHi39



Company Review

RS Button Boxes has a large variety of size, colors and designs of button boxes with multiple style switches.

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https://www.rsbuttonboxes.com/



iRacingReplayCapture

Yvon Cognard posted in the forums that he created an open source command line application allowing the capture of multiple camera angles from a replay where you can record the whole replay or configure specific ranges. It controls OBS and creates a single clip by camera angle, making the video editing synchronization easy. Writing scripts, you can also control the camera live, as it plays, and avoid editing.

You’ll find the application and more details here:

https://github.com/yvon/iracing-replay-capture

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5919/iracingreplaycapture-an-application-to-record-replays-from-multiple-camera-angles



Csl dd review

https://youtube.com/watch?v=a12_ztNJ87c%3Ffeature%3Doembed



What Pedal Flex?

https://twitter.com/nextlvlracing/status/1433595970839883778?s=11





Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Darlington

  • Ellis –   p2 – Led some laps and just had nothing for the winner – on the longer run he would gap me for sure – he would have a 10 second lead and I would short pit and wipe it out but eventually he would get by me and drive on – great run to back up my win
  • Greg – PWrecked from lead with 100 to go
  • Hall – P12 top split.  Should have been top 10, but self made mistakes threw it away including missing the pits on green flag stop.  Insane long run speed.
  • Rochette P7 had speed stayed in top 10 through the first green flag stop when cautio. Came out just as i was leaving box putting me a lap down, moss the lucky dog for the next caution decided to take a wave around which did not work in my favor as i somehow ended 3 laps down for what was probably the longest green flag run i ever had in a nis
  • Sunday Open
    • Rochette- P3 definitely had a great car again but lapped cars that wanna race ya and also not understanding what a wave around is kept me behind em 
    • Greg p Back problems

Hall – p wrecked out by a clue less lap car

  • Race Richmond: 
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p13 tough top split, green flag running except early caution, climbed from p22 start
    • Ellis – p.17 – was loose on the 1st caution and took a guy out. I moved forward and ran top ten pretty much as high as 5th. About 35 to go a guy on the inside came up into me and 5 minutes damage.
    • Kyle P – P4 Started P9 and hung out in the top for most of the race. About halfway through I slid through turn’s 3 & 4 on a restart brought out the caution. Fell back to P-19 and worked my way up to a P4 finish. With Stephen L getting a P3 in the same split.
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p.4 – Ran back half of top ten basically. At one point I spun off but saved it and worked back up – I was on outside once and they checked the guy behind me hit me, knocked me down into inside car, which wreck him. Turns out to be the same guy i wrecked on Wednesday. Later he came out many laps down and waited until I came around then ran hard side be side with me pushing me up in the corners… I eventually let off to get away from him. 

Rochette P13 caught in late wreck blah



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
  1.  David – p8  wrecked early, heavily damaged.  Car got the and bounced into me as I was passing
  2. Greg pwrecked out I went to enter the corner and he slowed way up and I got locked to him
  3. Mike – pblown up – was p7 before the caution and caught a lap down – took the wayaround and it put me back in the crap – where someone 3 cars ahead decided to let off the gas just after getting to 4th gear for about 2 seconds which stacked us all up and i got heavy front end damage and blew up shortly after.
  4. Tony- Pwrecked out
  5. Stephen – p3


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. Reverse 180
  2. .
  3. .

Description

On the show this week, we will be unpacking all of the new content from the season 4 build including new tracks, new cars and all of the other updates including the addition of adding AI cars to hosted races. We’ll add in some hardware in the mix and get some clues as to what’s coming up in next years Nascar/NIS schedule.

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 0294

8/26/2021 – A Spoonful of Mountain – Episode 0294

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 today’s show we’ll be welcoming Gridfinder Paint Festival winner Jordan Spoon to the show. We’ll take one more trip to Mount Washington, review some more iRacing special events and have lots of new hardware to check out.

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



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



Special Guest

Jordan Spoon

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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. https://twitter.com/jspoon13
  2. https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=23502
  3.   https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=56449            
  4. https://www.tradingpaints.com/profile/56449/Jordan-Spoon2
  5.  


Topics



The Mountain Week3

iRacing posted a video of Nascar driver Anthony Alfredo who hosted a Formula Vee soapbox derby from the top of Mt Washington with Logan Sheets and Jimmy Mullis. after all was aid and done Alfredo turned out to be the lone survivor to the bottom of the hill.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1428755866715664390?s=11



Alfredo also posted his fast time up the Mountain with a killer 5:24.2 split.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKEG2Q5MKfE



Track Walk

irtrackwalk.com lets you do a Google Earth Street view type of point-to-point tour of iRacing’s Mt Washington. You can zoom, spin a look all around from each point as you make your way up the mountain.

https://irtrackwalk.com/Mt.Washington/Hillclimb/afternoon/?corner=location01



What new Endurance Races should be added

Twan Van den Beld asked in a post in the forums which endurance race you think should be added to the iRacing service.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6428/what-new-endurance-races-should-be-added



IMSA Endurance Series in Season 4

Greg west posted in the forums that, by popular demand. iRacing has added a 2:00 GMT timeslot that will cover Friday evening in the US


https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/44680/#Comment_44680



Lotus 49 

Christian Challiner eluded to it earlier, but Greg West came out and said it for certain in the forums that the Lotus ’49 car is getting a pretty nice tire update with this build and he’s super excited for the community to get their hands on it!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/44594#Comment_44594



IR18 Tires

Greg West also released info that the IR18 also is actually in the middle of a road course tire overhaul that we anticipate will make the September release

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/43562#Comment_43562



AI for indycar and GTE confirmed?

Will Lyon noticed that at the 30:37 mark of the Sounds of iRacing video it clearly features Indy Cars and at the 10;12 mark shows the GTE cars. They’re all taking the same line as each other and no one’s crashing, so…does this mean they’re AI and are both coming to AI in the next build? 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6120/ai-for-indycar-and-gte-confirmed



2021 Bathurst 1000

September 17th-19th will mark the return of the iRacing Bathurst 1000 from the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales Australia.

iRSE-Bathurst1000-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6534/2021-bathurst-1000



Majeski in Victory Lane

Ty Majeski returned his iRacing sponsored Late Model back to victory lane this time at Hawkeye Downs in Cedar Rapids, IA last Friday night.

https://twitter.com/TyMajeski/status/1429461199306084354



I Tried iRacing For The First Time


Ermin Hamidovic has been a sim racer for 6 years, but never on iRacing. However he tried iRacing for the first time and posted a YouTube video of his thoughts and comparisons with other racing sims.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2dS2WoPJQw



Screenshots

iRacing Tweeted some teaser pictures of the upcoming track, Hungaroring,

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1430193787071078406?s=11



Camera Update

Davis Tucker announced in the forums that next season you will be able to hit ctrl-z any time when out of the car and then use the mouse to move around the world. The mouse changes your orientation, left/right buttons move forward and back, center button + mouse movement makes you strafe, and the scroll wheel changes elevation. They have an existing ctrl-z camera already, but it requires the camera tool be up and it does not use the scroll wheel or center button.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/43313#Comment_43313



A fun read featuring the legendary Dave Kaemmer!

Dave Kaemmer, CEO of iRacing, sat down for an interview with Cnet Roadshow discussing iRacing, it’s history and future and comparisons with other driving games.

His thoughts on the comparison to other racing titles he said, “Every racing game manufacturer talks about how realistic they are, but from my biased perspective I think that’s all bullshit.” 

Most racing games, Kaemmer mentioned in the article, create a fantasy aesthetic where you, the player, are really, really good at driving — even if you’re not. “The reality is if you get a Ferrari and you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re going to crash it very quickly.” 

Kaemmer isn’t dishing details, but says iRacing’s long-awaited rain model is nearing completion, and that there’s much more to come: “I’ve been in an R&D phase now for a while. I’ve got a pretty big set of changes that I’d like to make that I think will make good improvements.”

iracing-2021-19

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/features/iracing-made-in-america/



Release Notes for iRacing UI

The release notes were posted in the forums for the latest iRacing UI

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/6337/release-notes-for-iracing-ui-05-13-31



The Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

The Force Dynamics Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship will mark the return of an open wheel World Championship Series back to iRacing. Competitors will be using the Dallara iR01 car with a $25,000 prize pool in the series.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1430884220587675656?s=11



New Aussie Tracks

On the Supercars Twitter account they announced the iRacing will bring Sandown International Raceway a circuit a 1.9 mile road course in the suburb of Springvale in Melbourne, Victoria and Winton Motor Raceway a 1.85 mile track in Winton, Australia.

https://twitter.com/supercars/status/1430462958266630144?s=11



Operation Motorsport Benefit 4 Hours of the Glen

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

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



8 Hour IMSA Race at Daytona

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

autism_race_poster.png

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



Podcast Housekeeping

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

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OK, LET’S TALK FANTASY….”

Fantasy [Tony]

Michigan



Hardware/Software



Alex Palou’s Custom FPE

Gomez Sim Industries adds Indy Car Driver Alex Palou’s signature racing wheel to their impressive collection.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CSg2aADr-_C/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=471&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2Fepisode-0293%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A3%2C%22os%22%3A2332.7000000029802%7D





Simagic Alpha Mini Wheelbase Review

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

https://youtube.com/watch?v=wPe628qP5n8%3Ffeature%3Doembed

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



YRD Button Box

Yuhouse Racing Designs is officially starting a pre order for YRD button box’s for sim racing! The box is plug and play! Equipped with a covered switch. Two on off switches. 6 programmable buttons and 3 tune dials and 2 toggle switches and a fully functioning brake bias knob! To get started, send them a Pm on their facebook page. They’re asking a $50 deposit to start your order., and will apply that to the Final cost of $130 and are estimating a $10-$15 per box shipping in continental US.

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

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



New NGASA Brake Pedal

The new 3drap Ngasa Pedals offer a brand new way to think Throttle and Clutch Pedals, thanks to a wide range of customizations and the CBF System

https://www.instagram.com/p/CSjw1M9qg4n/embed/captioned/?cr=1&v=13&wp=471&rd=http%3A%2F%2Firacerslounge.com&rp=%2Fepisode-0293%2F#%7B%22ci%22%3A4%2C%22os%22%3A2366.1000000089407%7D



TweakTown posted a list on their Twitter page of Best Buy stores that currently have sock of the hard-to-find Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series’ graphics cards after a large restock.

https://www.pcgamer.com/a-massive-restock-of-nvidia-rtx-30-series-gpus-is-happening-at-best-buy-tomorrow/

https://twitter.com/TweakTown/status/1430705439407099905



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Michigan

  • Ellis –   p3 – started 17th worked my way up ran top five most of the night – final stop the two leader short pitted and i stayed out a couple of laps, and that was it – after it shook out they were 4 seconds up on me. Great run
  • Hall – P 22, was pushing for top 10 in top split, wreck in front of me, once again no where to go
  • Rochette P11 from the real to virtual irish hills in less time than it took to complete this race. Conservative in the begining. On restarts kept getting checked up when guys dont know how to come out of a corner right. Was good on long run but felt slow. Was just tired
  • Sunday Open
    • Hall – p10, saved a descent run for the week
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p19 – had a good run going but they stacked up on a restart and like dominoes i got crunched on both front and back – car was slow so just finished off from there.

Brian – P15 no sound!  Started in the back, Avoided wrecks, but not black flags:two laps down.  Had the speed to run with leaders, but couldn’t get laps back.

  • Tyler – P13 had a great run and felt comfortable during the race. Was side swiped avoiding a crash on backstretch but managed to stay clean and pull out a 13. Thank you to Mike for spotting at the end!
  • Race: Daytona
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p7,  contending on gwc, outside line lead, Horrific net code, inside line was holding there line
    • Ellis – p.wrecked out – was running p5 all lined up just riding and 2nd place spun 1st and i got wiped out – 4 minutes damage can barely steer – go back out just riding around laps down leaders coming by on the bottom im in the middle i get tagged big wreck – i probably screwed up not leaving enough room – i should have parked it

Thanks to Kyle for the pushing and spotting at the end.

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p.11 – was running top 5, first stop rights only got the lead – led many laps – The last run we had to save fuel, then later we got racing and i made several tactical errors on which lane to pick when… A good learning race and redemption a bit after last night

Rochette P stupid gah damn lap cars going 3 wide and wrecked, caugt in it



Official Series

  • 24 Hours of Silverstone

David- p1 – https://www.facebook.com/948776355468572/posts/winner-winner-chicken-dinnerthe-boys-have-gone-and-won-the-24hrs-of-silverstone-/1593948434284691/

B open- Kyle – Daytona P all i do is win. Started P3 and just hung out behind the leader. On lap 18 the caution came out. I took fuel and tires and just waited my time behind the leader saving gas. 9 laps to go i made my move for the lead when we came up on lap traffic. Held off the field for a P1.




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
  1.  David – p2, survival of the luckiest basically
  2. Greg pwrecked
  3. Mike – p8 – started in the back was up to 7th by 1st stop – ran top 5 for a while but longer runs i ran the tires off then faded.
  4. Tony- Pwrecked
  5. Bobby -pblinked out
  6. Stephen – pwrecked
  7. Joe – pwrecked
  • Pacific Majors – Southern 500

Hall – p 11  had to spend an entire green flag run nursing overheating from a lap car, never got lead lap back.

  • Hosted – Mt Washington Hill Climb
    1. Ellis – 5:43 beetle
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • ? ? CONGRATULATIONS Tom Ogle #11 Wins The Iracers Lounge The Aftermath Podcast Nascar Truck Series  CHAMPIONSHIP! 
  • ? Congratulations To the Final 4 And Everyone from the Finale at Daytona International Speedway
  • Josh Robinson in the Micro Center #23  Finished 2nd In points
  • Steve Thomson in the Ridetv #67  Finished 3rd in points
  • Dwayne McArthur in the REG Customs #97 Finished 4th in points


Final Thoughts



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

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On today’s show we’ll be welcoming Gridfinder Paint Festival winner Jordan Spoon to the show. We’ll one more trip to Mount Washington, review some more iRacing special events and have lots of new hardware to check out. . 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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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Episode 0276

4/22/2021 – Cheap DD’s – Episode 0276

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



Praise for Salas [Brian]

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

Mic Check [Mike]

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



2021 Season 3 Schedule [Brian]

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

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

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

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



NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational [Mike]

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


Start your Voting [Brian]

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

Field is set! [Mike]

Father vs Son [Brian]

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

[Mike]

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

[Brian]

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

[Mike]

Fox in race announcer Clint Bowyer gets dumped by Daniel Suarez

[Mike]

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

[Brian]

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



Majeski at Dells [Hall]

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



Wild West is Gone [Mike]

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

iRacing’s Response [Hall]



Tyler Spends His Money [Mike]



So Many Danicas [Brian]

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



26 MPH Death Shake [Greg]

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

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



The Future of eSports [Hall]


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



Poll [Mike]

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

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



Host AI Races [Brian]

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

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



Rain Update [Greg]

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

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



Release Notes [Hall]

iRacing posted the release notes for 2021 Patch 4 season 2

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

HotFix Inbound…. [Mike]

A quick follow up with hotfix

Release Notes….

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

System Crash [Brian]

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

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

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



SummerBowl [Greg]

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

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



SRF Update [Mike]

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

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



Braking Mistakes [Hall]

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



24 Hours of Nurburgring [Brian]

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

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



Emmy Nomination [Greg]

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

[Mike]

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

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



IRX Is Back [Hall]

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



Exercise? [Brain]

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



Tally Package Broken? [Greg]

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

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

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



Help Wanted [Mike]

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

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



4 Hours of Charlotte [Hall]

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

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

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



Podcast Housekeeping

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

Midwest Simulations

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/



Fantasy [Brian]




Hardware/Software


PT Actuator Scorpion Experience [Hall]

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

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



CSL DD Launch [Brian]

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



Thrustmaster Launch [Greg]

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

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



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Richmond

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

Race:  Tally

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

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

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

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



Official Series

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




League / Hosted Races

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

Mike P11

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


Final Thoughts




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

TITLE IDEAS

  1. Cheap DD’s
  2. .
  3. .

Description

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

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

Sponsors: 

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

AJ Prichett –

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Episode 0272

03-25-2021 – Little Giant – Episode 0272

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

This week we will be welcoming another new member as we introduce AJ Pritchett to the show. The Pro Invitational is back this week and cover all of the stories and much more. And remember you can follow along with us on your mobile device real time as you listen and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there.



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Special Guest

AJ Pritchett

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? 
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Guest Specific Questions:

  1. What was the first question I ever asked you?
  2. Goals for 2021
  3.               
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Topics



Coke News [Hall]

Klingerman Sport Tweeted a ‘Mic Check’ segment that followed their drivers Bob Bryant and Isaac Gann’s radio chatter with their spotters thru last weeks Atlanta Coke Series Race.



Monday Night Racing League [Brian]

Podium eSports’ Monday Night Racing League was once again guest announced by none other than Daryll Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Adam Alexander.

The actual series finale race in the trucks at the Atlanta Motor Speedway was won by Nascar Developmental Drover Raja Caruth.



NASCAR Pro Invitational [Mike]

Wednesday night marked the return of the Nascar Pro Invitational on Fox Sports 1 Network racing at the new Bristol Dirt Track.

[Adam]

Erik Arneson added on Twitter that Wednesday’s race will have “in sim” reporters Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano.

[Kyle]

Jenna Fryer also Tweeted that Kyle Larson’s car in the Pro Invitational Race will be in his “Drive for 5” paint, a campaign that supports causes he worked with during his suspension last year.

[AJ]

David Schildhouse reported Tuesday on Twitter that Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Austin Cindric (driving the 2 car) will be in the race Wednesday and Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski

[Mike]

Timmy Hill Tweeted his disappointment in not being invited in the Pro Invitational Race despite competing in every cup race the last two seasons, And Jenna Fryer added that he won one of the iRacing events last season when it was the only sports on tv last year.

[Hall]

Nate Ryan, Dave Moody, Justin Melillo and Matt Weaver all jumped on the #LetTimmyIn Twitter campaign to have Timmy Hill added to the Pro Series lineup to the point the it was trending on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetTimmyrace?src=hashtag_click

[Brian]

Austin Cindric Tweeted yesterday morning that he had some big shoes to fill substituting for Brad Keselowski and suggested that Timmy Hill might be the man for the job.

…And by yesterday afternoon Team Penske, along with Nascar made it official that yes, Timmy Hill will be in the number 2 car for the Pro Invitational Race.

[Greg]

William Byron takes the checkered flag in the Series opener at Bristol Dirt

[Kyle]

Cody Hanley asked on Bob Pockrass’ Twitter account if there would be prize money for the Pro Invitational races, and he replied no, but Steve Myers responded that they will be giving away $5000 to the charity of choice of the winning driver for each race.

[AJ]

Things got a little wild on Bristol Dirt for the Pro drivers.



iRacing Videos And Fun [Greg]

Some interesting videos this week including an iRacing dirt promotional video and streamer Dave Cam with a video trying his hand at plate racing at Talladega in the Carb Cup.



Season 2 Patch 1 Hotfix 1 [Hall]

iRacing released the notes for Hotfix #1 for the Season 2 Patch.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797986.page#12436223



12 Hours of Sebring [Brian]

Greg West posted in the forums the details of this weekends 12 Hours of Sebring.

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



RIP John King [Mike]

Mike Ouellette regrettably posted in the forums the sad news of the passing of Black Adder Team Owner John King after battling brain cancer. He was a passionate driver, team builder and mentor to his fellow friends and iRacers.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798081.page

iRacing Staffer Christian Challiner knew John from iRacing and posted his own thoughts about John in the forums.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3798081.page#12439314



Someone Has Raced As Me [Kyle]

Simon Butler from the UK noticed one day that his iRating had dropped even though he hadn”t raced. He checked his results and found that he had results in races while he was at work. He wondered if someone had used his login to race and contacted iRacing. Staffer Jason Bryfogle did some research and found that the questioned races were indeed from a different IP address

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798372.page#12440429



Porsche News [AJ]

Porsche Motorsports posted a tweet letting fans of the Porsche All-Star race that you can vote for which car they will race in the finale at Monza between the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, 911RSR or the 911GT3 Cup car.



2021 IndyCar Racing Series [Mike]

Greg West released the details of the upcoming Indycar Series including the schedule that will closely follow the actual 2021 Indycar Sreies.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798365.page



New Track Announced [Hall]

Motorsports reporter Adam Stern reported on Twitter that Nascar is working with the city of Chicago and iRacing to scan it’s streets to make a street course for the fifth iRacing Pro Series event.

Nascar Tweeted a video of a hot lap at the newly created Chicago Street Course.

[Brian]

Adam Stern followed up, rehashing a report that the Sports Business Journal announced in February of 2020 that Nascar had discussions about holding a possible real life street race around Chicago and Los Angeles, and speculated that the Chicago Street Course on iRacing may be an experiment in furthering the discussions

[Kyle]

Jason Perry Asked in the forums if the Chicago track will be available for the general subscribers, or just fire the Pro Invitational event. Steve Myers for iRacing assured him that iRacing would not have done the project if we could not put it up for sale! I expect it will be finished in late May in time for this event.

We would not have done the project if we could not put it up for sale! I expect it will be finished in late May in time for this event.

And this is a very different project than Monaco. The vast majority of the track is on the lake side of a park. Yes we are going to have to model some of the city but not as much as a track more centrally located in a city. When it is done it is going to be beautiful. The parks are going to be gorgeous and there will be an iconic shot at the start/finish line (if it does not change) with the fountain in the back.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/3798593.page#12444045



Crew Chiefs using iRacing Dirt [Mike]

In a news article on the Hendricks Motorsports website they report that Greg Ives, the crew chief for the 48 team said “iRacing is a huge tool for us as engineers and crew chiefs for us to understand what we may be challenged with. We try to set up changes here and there; it doesn’t technically correlate 100% but it does give you a general idea of what changes may do.”

http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/news/articles/111489/crew-chiefs-using-iracing-to-navigate-unknowns-of-bristol-dirt#.YFvNYzN1Jh8.twitter



IMSA iRacing Pro Series Returns [Hall]

Not to be outdone by Nascar, IMSA announced that their Pro Series will be returning in April.



Mainstream Media Coverage [Brian]

An article in the LA Times documents the initial run of the Pro Invitational Series last year with the suspension of the regular season and it’s continuation this year while actual races are still being held.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2021-03-24/nascar-continue-iracing-even-though-real-races-back-on-track



Kyle Doing Dirt Work for iRacing [Kyle]

Steve Myers posted on the socials giving Kyle Larson a lot of credit in the development and testing of the Nascar, Bristol Dirt experiment.



NDM – Development Update [Mike]

iRacing Staffer Alex Gustafson posted a note in the forums the iRacing is aware that the suspension on current NDM cars is weak in some situations. They are working on the problems on a car by car basis and will release updates when they are happy with their testing results.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798467.page#12441355



Most Strangest Incident [Hall]

Azril Nazli Alias posted a video of an odd incident where a car flies into an overpass and comes down crashing onto his car.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798566.page#12442642



Fontana Giveaway [Kyle]

Auto Club Speedway will be doing a giveaway in anticipation of the upcoming iRacing Coke Series race on Tueasday March 30th. Prizes include a Coca Cola mini refridgerator, an Auto Club Speedway victory lane hat, and a year membership in iRacing.

To enter, fill in your information below. You will know you have properly entered when “Successfully Subscribed. Thank You” appears after clicking “Sign Up“. There will be only 1 (one) grand prize winner. Review sweepstakes rules here

https://www.autoclubspeedway.com/iracing-sweepstakes/?linkId=100000037883599



Indycar iRacing Challenge [AJ]

Tonight is the continuation if the 2021 Indycar Challenge, tin ight is at Homestead Speedway and can be streamed on Indycar.com



Podcast Housekeeping

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

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Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


iRacing Has Hardware Partner [Hall]

Next Level Racing is excited to announce that they will be partnering with iRacing to bring a new sim rig to the market.

https://www.adaptnetwork.com/gaming/sim-racing/iracing-next-level-racing-co-branded-cockpit/



Rig Review [Brian]

A Little Giant of a racing rig that bring rig building to a new level

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMStn4MBZso/?igshid=17pdkuxyq6pmt



Listener Eric Whiting Sends In [Mike]

Listener Eric Whiting sends in the D_Box 4250i G3 Haptic System, and 80/20 add-on actuator motion system.

https://sim-lab.eu/shop/product/d-box-4250i-g3-haptic-system-428#attr=443,447

[Kyle]

And Eric sends in another one – the Next Level Racing® GTtrack Frame Only cockpit. A proven solution with a great price point that’s built to handle direct drive wheels, pedals, and other high-end electronics. Prices starting at $599

GTTRACK FRAME ONLY | Next Level Racing

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1565395030322327&id=297579510437225&sfnsn=mo



Sim Lab New Product [Hall]

Sim Lab has been working on a wheelstand for some time to create a budget solution but with the quality everyone expects from a Sim-Lab rig! Pricing: wheelstand €179 +Add-on €79 inc. VAT. Available in ~8 weeks! It handles DD-wheels!

Photo by Sim-Lab on March 15, 2021.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb7A_WBCGE/?igshid=10mn1egd5dbau



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Atlanta

  • Ellis –  – p14 – ran back half of top ten most of night – two gf runs in a row then some cautions at the end – was 9th on final restart and choked and slipped back to 14.
  • Hall = P24 couldn’t avoid early wreck,  limped around rest of race
  • Rochette P Can i stop being wrecked please
  • David – p 23, when wrong way with set
  • Tom D – Crashed. Couldn’t miss them
  • Rochette- Pparked it against gut went with another set.. ended up 2 laps down with no recovery so just parked it

Kyle – P Started P4 Kept it in the top 10 all race long and kept out of trouble. We came to a GWC in P1 but couldn’t hold off the #8 Car and brought home a P2.

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Stephen – wrecked out
    • Tyler – P 14?
    • Kyle – P4- Started P2 Got a caution on Lap 23 came out of Pits P3 behind a driver with old tires.he got wrecked and collected me. Pitted for repairs went one lap down in 29th till i got the lucky dog on Lap 58 and then battled my way back to the front to finish P4

Race:  Bristol

  • Wed Open:
  • Hall – p wrecked out by the dirtiest driver in top split
  • Tom D. P18. Was not comfortable at beginning of race. Learned a lot. Look forward to Sunday to use what I have learned 
  • Ellis – p4 – Qualified p4 – ran top 5 all night – got 12 x basically in first 20 laps – then with about 30 to go hit 18 had to do the drive through – was 19th – drove it up to 4th in two short runs – 
  • Rochette – P5 hung out in top 5 99% of the race which was aboot 65% pacing but when we did go green had alot of fun. Ran with Chris which ended up 3rd 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – wrecked, initial spin was on my, but a driver instead of stoping accelerated through me and put me on my roof
    • Ellis – p. 

Rochette P3 top 4 car all race but was a bit conservitive on final laps waiting for the leaders to hit the wall and slide under em Bristol Dirt is waaaaaaayyy better than actual Bristol



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Kyle P – Atlanta P1 started in P2 and watched the leader drive off to lead until green flag pit stops. After the pit stops cycled through rane 2nd behind the leader by 11 seconds. I saved my tires and was able to catch the leader with 15 to go and made my move with 12 laps to go to take the lead and pulled to a 4 second lead to take the win.

Kyle P – Bristol Dirt P3 started P6 banged off the wall all race long was able to keep on the lead lap and brought home a P3

  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall Win #100 at Sebring

Dallara Jet Car -Ellis –  Hockenheim  – p2 – out of 2 drivers 




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p6 – Two early cautions then two gf stops in a row in the middle of the second one, caution – took a waveby – then fought for lucky dog and got it and a caution – p7 to lead lap, gained one more spot – nothing for the leaders I needed track position
    • Stephen – dnf
    • Tom D. P-dnf – got involved in a lap 1 crash. Thought I had a good piece going into the race. 
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – p9. Ran top 10 all race.  Was fighting for a top 5.  Late race yellow, got passed on the short run


Final Thoughts




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This Week we welcome new show co-host and Tifosi team member AJ Pritchett, who won in his first NIS as a Tifosi team member. The Nascar Pros return to iRacing with the Pro Invitational at Bristol Dirt and we’ll review all of the happenings and we’ll see a Little Giant of a rig in hardware/software, so tune in to the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Episode 0259

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics





Season 4 Stats

Rob Crouch posted in the forums another comprehensive list of the 2020 Season 4 stats. Also, for a small $5 donation, you can private message Rob and he will create a custom output for you and your friends.

NIS Open- Open stats [Hall]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781886.page#12314490

NIS -Fixed stats [Brian]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781887.page#12314493

Paved Oval Series Stats [Tony]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782615.page#12319541

Road Stats [Mike]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782604.page#12319448



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Updated iRacing Apparel [Brian]

Staff member Otto Szebeni let everyone in the forums know that the merchandise page has been updated with new products.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781858.page#12314383

https://r-rracewear.com/collections/iracing

And another place to get a sim shirt – [Greg]

Teespring has also updated their sim merchandise with some new designs.

4 X Logo  Sim Racing Apparel (Black) Black T-Shirt Front

https://teespring.com/stores/sim-racing-shirt-shop



What do you think of “Coke Speedway”? [Mike]

With the delayed release of the new iRacing (Coke) Superspeedway, iRacing has posted videos of Cup cars pushing 250 MPH!

iRacing Cola [Tony]

Lefty Designs had some fun with the release of the new Superspeedway with a spoof can of iRacing Cola!

Truck Bug [Brian]

Jordan Werth @Bottomsplit posted a picture of the Pro truck on the track showing that there may be some bugs to fix just yet.

Cup Car McTwist [Hall]

The super high speeds and tight racing has already produced some fantastic wrecks. None to be outdone in a video posted and edited with sound of Jonathan Goke with a near perfectly executed barrel roll.



What do you think of IR-01 [Brian]

Kurtin Garage showed off what the iR-01 can do in a video posted of it blistering around Bristol in under 10 seconds.

iR-01 Tweeks [Mike]

Joel Keller was the engineer who worked on the new Dallara iR01. He’s responded to some of the community feedback and made changes to the handling, steering speed and force feedback as a result and will keep making adjustments as more feedback comes in.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781856.page#12314359



What Do You Think of Long Beach [Hall]

Some very high praise indeed from IRL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay who tested on the new Long Beach track and was very impressed.



What Do You Think of Cedar Lake, That’s Ruts! [Brian]

Some of the drivers noticed that while running the Big Block Modified at the new Cedar Lake Speedway that ruts are being created in the corners making the racing even more enjoyable. Tyler Hudson responded that apparent the weather and the construction of the Big Block Modified tires is playing a major role in their creation.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781948.page#12316020

Cedar Lake Wall Bug [Tony]

According to members in the forums Cedar Lake Speedway has a small 1-1/2 foot gap in the wall at the flagstand that is causing a bug where the cars (sprint cars especially) are being unrealistically launched sideways when it’s hit. Staffer Michael Bergh is now aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming patch

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3779831.page#12313014

https://i.ibb.co/1JtY1m4/Hnet-image-3.gif



The Pit Box Nascar edition [Greg]

Member Alejandro Recio with some editing help from Alex Horn posted a video of how to turn a wreck into a most proficient pitstop



2021 Season 1 Patch 1 Release Notes [Hall]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782188.page#12315948



World Cup XI – It’s Back [Brian]

Mike Ouelette announced in the forums that after a two year break the World Cup XI will be returning. The World Cup of iRacing is a club competition to find out which club has the most depth of talent across a wide variety of racing diciplines.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781815.page

http://tiny.cc/5sg6tz



Listener Email [Mike]

Hey Guys,

   Love the show and so happy to hear that you guys have a sponsor and a website now. Already been on the site and saved a quick link. I joined iRacing in April and absolutely love it. Your show has really helped keep me on track with good and bad equipment and things to stay focused on. So Many tips you guys have shared and the feedback is amazing. I was able to even race with you guys during a charity race at Daytona for iK9Hero.

  The input you guys give on all the topics is great and really gives myself and others top quality information. However I am beyond curious as to what you guys are using equipment wise. What rigs y’all got! We would love to see some shots of your rigs with a breakdown of what you have. Also what do you plan on adding?

  Also, it would be so cool to have a official iRacers lounge livery on Tradin Paints that listers could use to help promote and spread the word. 

   Currently I’m saving for a DD but until that happens I’m on a 80/20 rig by 4playracing using a Specter UltraWide with the GOAT G27 wheel and shifter. Using a i7 HP Omen with a 2070 RTX Nivida.

  Again I love the show and can’t thank y’all enough for all the tips and info that is shared. Hope to see y’all on the track soon.

Tyler

iRacing: Tyler Williamson2
Twitter: @TylerFatBoy1990
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Twitch: Fatboy1990
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Booth Time [Greg]

Greg, Chris, and Tony were in the broadcast booth calling the Ladies of iRacing ‘Ugly Sweeter Party’ Street Stocks race at Michigan with the call of a thrilling finish!

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2791928487738472/?d=n



Paint Changes Coming [Hall]

Greg West posted that the guys at iRacing aren’t satisfied with their current painter. In fact, they have been working for several weeks to make it much better than it is now. Although the work is far along, it wasn’t quite ready for the build, but we do plan to release it before next season. It will have the new 3D car viewer built in, so you won’t have to jump back and forth between the paintkit and the car info page to see your changes in 3D.

[Thumb - paintkit.jpeg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782362.page#12319706



8k Video of iRacing [Tony]

Sebastian Keijmel posted a video in the forums a video of the Lamborghini Huacan GT3 at Long Beach in true 8K resolution.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782500.page#12318628



ESport Driver of The Year [Greg]

Autosport announced on Twitter a new category in their Autosports Awards in 2020; ‘eSports Driver of the Year’. And their winner for the inaugural reward goes to Sebastian Job winner of the Porsche Tag Hauer iRacing Supercup Championship.



Trophy Time for Tucker [Mike]

Tucker Minter, winner of the Corvette Championship Series posted on Twitter a photo of his prize.



2020 iRacing Chili Bowl Nationals [Brian]

The iRacing Chili Bowl Nationals are underway. Each night this week at 9:00 EST is a race session culminating with a Saturday ‘Super Session’ with the top 60 drivers in points vying for the championship.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/75/3777160.page#12320692



How to Save Tires [Hall]

David Schildhouse posted on his YouTube channel a video showing 3 tips as to how to save tires with the new tire model in Fixed setup races.



iRacing Give-Aways

Turn Racing [Mike]

You can win a R20 EVO wheel. Just place the Turn Racing logo (found in iRacing Paintshop) on any car in the primary location. Race in at least 10 official races in 2021 Season 1 and you’re automatically entered to win an R20 Evo steering wheel.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782943.page#12322183

Sim-Lab P1-X [Tony]

If you just race in the Sim-Lab Production Car Challenge this season, each completed race is an entry into the raffle to win a Sim-Lab P1-X sim racing chassis.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782947.page#12322204

Heusinkveld [Greg]

Heusinkveld is giving away a set of Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals during Season 1, 2021! Just race in the Heusinkveld GT Challenge. Each completed race is an entry into the raffle for the pedals.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782945.page#12322199

Apex Racing Academy [Brian]

If you place the Apex Racing Academy logo (found in iRacing Paintshop) on any car in the primary location and race in at least 10 official races in 2021 Season 1 you’re automatically entered to win 1 of the 5 Apex Racing Academy prizes!

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782944.page#12322193



NOT Top 10 Highlights [Hall]

iRacing posts the December Not Top 10 Highlights



Burton Leaving BKE [Tony]

In an Instagram post Parker Klingerman announced that he will assume full ownership of Burton Klingerman eSports and Jeff Burton will step aside to give Parker full control of the team noting his ‘ real passion and enthusiasm for the team’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3cZReBRnv/?igshid=u0v782tcss0e



Season 1 Patch 2 Release Notes [Mike]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783192.page#12324983



Forum Advertising & Soliciting [Greg]

Tyler Hudson posted a reminder on the forums that businesses and individuals are prohibited from using the iRacing forums to solicit members for business or personal gain without becoming an iRacing official partner or advertising.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783193.page#12324987



2021 Special Events [Brian]

iRacing announced it’s 2021 schedule of special events Not included on the list, they will be bringing back the Watkins Glen 6 Hours, Knoxville, and Winter Derby while also adding, new for 2021, events at Crandon, Suzuka, and Hockenheim.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783204.page#12325180



24 Hours of Daytona [Hall]

Greg West of iRacing has posted the details of the upcoming iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona.

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



$7500 Bump and Run [Mike]

Evan Posocco reported on Twitter the results of the eRacing Association Winterbowl iRacing Tournament at Nashville Fairgrounds where Parker Retzlaff put the bumper to Daniel Silvestri to take the win and the $7500 prize.



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software



Advanced Sim Racing ASR6 Review [Greg]

Barry Rowland Reviews the Advanced Sim Racing ASR6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MlBWol4RVg&feature=youtu.be

https://www.instagram.com/p/CInkng7B_hv/?igshid=17tqmrb424383



Pro-Sim Holy Grail Shifter [Brian]

Pro-Sim’s sequential shifter pre orders coming next week for deliveries to start mid January. We also have our H pattern on pre order again for deliveries in mid February. Everyone on our waitlist will get an email when the pre order opens.

https://www.facebook.com/182524658564084/posts/1829856683830865/?d=n

Pro-Sim Evolution Simulator [Hall]

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



Results

Official Series (Please Copy and Paste Template for format if using last spot)

  • ARCA – Ellis – Ran 1 race at atlanta to see if I could gain some iRating – Huge mistake, I kept pushing in 2 and having to lift, and quickly was headed backwards. I later accidentally doored a guy, I didnt mean to… Near the end a lapper took out the leaders so I was able to finish 5th… That was lucky, probably wont try that again
  • Leagues/Hosted Races 
  • Unofficial – Mike – 
    • Coke Raceway – ran about 6 races in a row – wrecked out of each- in one i was leading while wrecked. Love love love it, this is pretty much a new style of racing – getting runs and keeping them it is so wide that you can – 60 cars is a blast, there was always cars coming and going – wrecks self clear off the blanking – 
  • Winter League-  -. 
    • Mike – p  dnf – was wrecked on 1st caution – was going straight down back stretch 12inches off the wall, and a guy is like trying to side draft me or something and hooks me – car damage made it too loose to drive- don’t appreciate a simple apology from that driver
    • David – p12.  Ends top 10 streak, but still good finish in tough field
    • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Brian- P18 started outside pole Had the Speed, but not the Luck
  • OBRL Truck Series Nashville Brian P13  first time at Nashville.  Fun track but got caught up in other people’s messes
  • UCORA Spotlights Snowball Series – lime rock radicals 
    • Hall –.was slowest car pitched in early to take car of a real life thing
    • Ellis – Joined Scott Rupp from Midwest simulations in the booth on the podcast and had some fun calling the race


Final Thoughts




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  1. The Money Shot

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Season 1 kicks off in a big way this week on the show, but first we review week 13, and all of the new content added to the service. After a short delay, we have the biggest, baddest superspeedway you’ve ever seen, and the carnage it can create. iRacing works out those oh, so pesky bugs after such a large release and we cover it all on this weeks episode of the iRacors Lounge Podcast.

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

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Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

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