Episode 0308

12/2/2021 – Stop Making Easy Cars – Episode 0308

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

It’s the calm before the storm, quarterly build is next week, so we will talk about new content coming. Tons of other stories and plenty of hardware topics too. And find out what else Mike ended up adding to his rig this week. Come Join us in the Lounge!

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

Guest Name

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:

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Topics



Nascar practice, qualifying return in 2022

Nascar announced the return of practice and qualifying with a different format then we’ve seen, and ask if it will be coming to iRacing

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/11/19/nascar-announces-practice-qualifying-return-in-2022-with-knockout-style-format/



IMB Racewear

IBM Racewear has sim racing team apparel that is customizable with your own lettering.

https://www.imbracewear.com/pages/virtual-racing-school

https://www.imbracewear.com/pages/sim-wear



 2022 Season 1 Content

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1465790946612858891?s=11

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1464332525069910022?s=11

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1464655409063645184?s=11

https://traxion.gg/first-look-at-iracings-knockhill-racing-circuit-updated-watkins-glen-intl/



Mooncar 24

The Mooncar 24hour Charity race was able to raise over $6k for Toys for Tots. Thank you to everyone who supported this event.

https://twitter.com/itsmoonhead/status/1462238034095747082



Known issue with AI Seasons

Staffer Michael Hinkle posted in the forums that there is a known bug affecting the use of AI seasons.  If a user creates and races in an AI season session they will currently have to wait for the entire race to complete, AI cars to pit and exit the sim before results will be generated for that session. If they do not wait for these results to be generated the AI season will not advance to the next race. The team is working on a solution to this problem.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/11845/known-issue-with-ai-seasons



Using iRacing To Show Off the Goods

https://twitter.com/woodbrothers21/status/1462828353111662595?s=11



helps a fellow competitor

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1463239609811357703



World of Outlaws week 3



Clash at the Coliseum

iRacing has wrapped up their testing with Coke series drivers and the track is ready to go. eSport announcer Justin Prince asked Steve Myers in the Twitter comments when it will be available. Myers said their targeting the week leading up to the race.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1463303613514715142?s=11



A new dev tracker is in town [Mike]

Cedric Gibrat announced in the forums that he has created his own dev tracker

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/12111/a-new-dev-tracker-is-in-town

https://devtrackir.herokuapp.com/



Black Friday Last Call

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1461369737938669577?s=11




Taylor
gets Schooled by a Pro

F1 Driver Fernando Alonso gives someone named Taylor some iRacing tips

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWq0whtvDYl/



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Thanksgiving Classic triumph

https://twitter.com/jrmotorsports/status/1465365928250597383?s=11

https://twitter.com/earnhardtkelley/status/1465071940960407566?s=11



The Sim Racer | Official Trailer (2022) [Anthony]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WuhIPj4ZLM



New vs Old! – Porsche 991 vs 992 Cup Car

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



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FastTrack Trucks League

FastTrack is pleased to announce we are expanding to a fixed setup Truck division. We are looking for clean, respectful and COMMITTED drivers to join us. We are looking for a title sponsor to join us. https://discord.gg/7tGB4QbAUd

https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/324586976145058/?d=n



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Rexing Formula Wheel “Mayaris”

The new Rexing Formula Wheel “Mayaris” in now available for orders.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWDmQyFN51_/?utm_medium=share_sheet



R Seat P1 Cockpit Review

The Sim Racing Garage reviewed the R Seat P1 cockpit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTHHmDBoW0c



Visor, The Software for Drivers

Sim Coaches users can now download Visor and begin tuning and calibrating their pedals across all racing games on their PC. Fine tune braking graphs or throttle curves to go faster than your competition.

https://www.facebook.com/106379631042055/posts/418744463138902/?d=n



A new benchmark is about to be set

Trackracer posted a teaser on Twitter saying, “a new benchmark is about to be set” regarding what looks like a new 80/20 profile rig.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWMbXA4voJz/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Varjo @ Augmented World Expo 2021

Varjo showed off their impressive XR-3 VR Headset at the Augments World Expo

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWL-Q2UvQPJ/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Virtual Reality Racing Club

Virtual Reality Racing Club is a UK website for Sim Rigs, Driver Coaching and all things sim motorsports.

https://virtualrealityracingclub.com/



$7500 Race Rig

Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar Shows his new $7500 race rig built from ground up. He also mentioned that he brought a special guest on to his iRacing stream, Indy Car champion Tony Kanaan, to help the creator improve his racing skills. 

  • Next Level Racing GTtrack Cockpit – $937.00
  • Next Level Racing FGT Elite Quad Monitor Stand – $800.00
  • Logitech G920 Driving Wheel and Pedals – $300.00
  • Elgato Streamdeck – $150.00
  • 4x HP X24ih IPS Gaming Monitor – $1020.00
  • Sim Racing PC – $1500.00

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/summit1g-unveils-impressive-7500-sim-racing-rig-1698432/?amp

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/indy-star-tony-kanaan-helps-summit1g-dominate-in-iracing-1700059/

https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/summit1g-lando-norris-iracing-showdown-twitch-1704243/?amp



irSidekick Controls (free app)

Martin Lanza posted the irSidekick which is an application that provides a graphical way to save and switch controls.cfg files. People who have multiple wheels, with different control assignments and use these wheels on the same car either have to reassign controls or save/copy controls.cfg files, both methods are clunky and tedious.

Program Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JccXnG5hXhRmK7xlXcGUaij3NDQXY9Af/view?usp=sharing

FAQ, Support & new releases via discord: https://discord.gg/vn8MG9hw

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Youtube Tutorial: https://youtu.be/D5SoRBpEQ5U

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/11698/irsidekick-controls-free-app#latest



Tribute to Ayrton Senna rig

FinSimRacing posted on their YouoTube Channel an Ayrton Senna themed tribute rig.

https://youtu.be/shCeRObstgE



Rig Review

Teleios unveils its impressive simulation rig

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



Asetek SimSports Invicta Hydraulic Sim Racing Pedals

Asetek is taking preorders for their new Invicta Hydraulic Pedals and there is a review on Boosted Media’s YouTube Channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQV7AyCox_E

https://www.asetek.com/simsports/



Head Motion Sway

Frex Simulations offers their Head Motion Sway System where you can feel a lateral G force according to your simulation software.

FREX Head Motion Sway

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



CSL Steering Wheel BMW

The new CSL Steering Wheel BMW features a unique BMW-designed graphic, details in a gorgeous copper color, and a very attractive price. Available for pre-order now!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxJq4-yLYBA

https://twitter.com/fanatec/status/1462361850973200386

https://fanatec.com/eu-en/steering-wheels/csl-steering-wheel-bmw



Simforge Mark-1 Pedal Set New Updates

Barry Rowland reviews the Simforge Engineering Mark-1 Pedal Set with their new upodates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jgkmeQWlW4

https://simforge.in/shop/product/mark1/



The New Fanatec CSL Load Cell Kit Brake Pedal Review

Chris Haye posted on his YouTube Channel a review of the new Fanatec CSL Load Cell Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xu4eurLbv-0



Sim Shaker Jet Pad

Sergios Shop is a Russian company that offers their Sim Shaker Jet Pad, a haptic feedback with 8 vibrating motors placed throughout the pad.

8 mini transducers here at the green Xs. You can literally feel EVERY slide, from every angle.

$320, ships from Russia. Arrives in 3 weeks, and Andre is awesome to work with. USB, no sound card needed.

https://andres-shop.simshaker.com/jetpad-jetseat/52-vibrating-pad-simshaker-jetpad.html

https://sergio-shop.simshaker.com/en/



PC Tower Cart With RGB

On the Etsy site, seller Omridge is offering a Matte White PC Tower Cart with RGB at a discounted price of $107.99 reduced from $134.99

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1087290912/matte-white-pc-tower-cart-with-rgb



Sim-Lab in Micro Center

Micro Center, the retail computer electronics store, will now be offering a selected range of Simlab products.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWny7BFNYtg/?utm_medium=share_sheet



ONE3 Speed Circle Track Button Box

One Three Speed offers their GenOne Button Box Signature Edition. They features a glare-resistant faceplate and a complete signature button layout. Their 22 function button boxes are built with oval track racers in mind to help them quickly and easily manage their in-car adjustments as well as pit stop strategies with one-push controls, selling for $229.

https://www.onethreespeed.com/products/iracing-button-boxes

https://www.onethreespeed.com/shop#!/GenOne-Button-Box-Signature-Edition/p/411072700/category=118450048



Introducing the Trak Racer TR120

https://www.facebook.com/292133320833716/posts/4531592486887757/?d=n



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Micro Center, the store for all your racing sim needs

https://twitter.com/tonykanaan/status/1465644781711863809?s=11



My New Cockpit Build Thread – The iRacers Lounge Edition

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/92638/#Comment_92638



Results



Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 

 David – p 3 , really good on a long run, could make passes low when others liked to run high, also if you dive someone three wide, and drive to deep you can’t stay low without braking in the gas zone, contract will happen

  • Winter League
    1. Ellis – p wrecked

Hall –  wrecked by someone not paying attention

  • Git R Done Racing

Tyler P 5 – had a great time drafting with Brian and even got to draft with Chris. Missed hitting the clutch all the way on the last pit stop which set Brian and I back but we raced back up.



Final Thoughts



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

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  1. Stop Making Easy Cars – Episode 0308

Description

It’s the calm before the storm, quarterly build is next week, so we will talk about new content coming. Tons of other stories and plenty of hardware topics too. And find out what else Mike ended up adding to his rig this week. Come Join us in the Lounge!

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

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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

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