Episode 0276

4/22/2021 – Cheap DD’s – Episode 0276

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

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

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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



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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




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

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Episode 0272

03-25-2021 – Little Giant – Episode 0272

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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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? 
No photo description available.

Guest Specific Questions:

  1. What was the first question I ever asked you?
  2. Goals for 2021
  3.               
  4.  

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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



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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. 

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

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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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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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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Description

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.

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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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