Episode 0323

3/24/2022 – Inverted Sweetness – Episode 0323

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Today on the show we welcome twin brothers Tyler and Bradley Beamon hosts of the Into the Apex Podcast. We get more iRacing improvement suggestions from a listener. We’ll check out some new Buttkickers as well as check out the sim rig of a top level F1 Driver.

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Topics



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

Sunday kicked off the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series at Lime Rock with the top prize being a fully funded Skip Barber Series ride for the 2022 season. Top 3 finishers in this weekend’s race were Mikkel Gade with the win, Harley Haughton in second and Nicolas Mateo in third. Next race is at VIR this Sunday.

https://www.iracing.com/skip-barber-formula-iracing-series-race-preview-lime-rock/



Grand National Legends

Paul Newton posted the first Grand National Legends AI enabled car collection.

https://twitter.com/iam27paul/status/1504947004522196992?s=11



February Top 10

iRacing released their Top 10 Highlights video for February on their YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T56HYBkQFVo



Setup Building Basics for Xfinity Cars

Area 51 Alien factory posted a YouTube video helping teach the fundamentals of setup building for the Xfinity Stock Cars

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19751/intro-to-building-setups#latest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXcNqBneO44&t=66s



Dirt iRacing Peformance

Derek M Cyphers posted in the forums that he has dirt road and oval to his iRacing Driving Performance data analytics profiles to oval and road. He has exceeded 1,000 views (200+ when it was just Road, and now over 800 as it reset when we republished with more features) and it continues to go up daily

Dirt Road: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/DirtRoadDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

Dirt Oval: https://public.tableau.com/views/iRacingProfilesDashboardDark/DirtOvalDriverProfile?:language=en-US&publish=yes&:display_count=n&:origin=viz_share_link

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/12153/curious-how-you-rank-against-other-members-check-out-this-new-tool#latest



iRacing Improvement Suggestions

A conversation we had last week kicked off by Streamer Matt Malone regarding iRacing improvements was continued by listener DrOrzy.

  • DrOrzyPodcast Discussion
  • Hey guys so after listening to the current episode I thought I’d put together my top 4 list of things to improve iRacing from 5th to my top change I would make/ask for…
  • 4 : Podium Celebrations – I think after the race is done a podium celebration screen of the top 3 would be nice. It could include the drivers names, SR and iR, maybe even fastest lap of the race they did all while spraying some champagne and chugging down a Shoey. Currently it’s rather bland and very uneventful when you finish a race on the podium or anywhere for that matter, just pull up and hit the exit button. Especially in long endurance events I think this would be cool
  • 3 : Pitlane Animations – I’d love to see the pitstops being animated especially in replays rather than just watching a car suspended in midair with nothing else around it.
  • 2 : 4x for Getting Rear Ended – This really needs to be looked at. It sucks big time that we have to cop a 4x for the pleasure of getting rear ended with no lube just because someone else is incapable of using their eyes and brakes. I think 1x is plenty for someone else’s stupidness. Maybe a 2x at the absolute most but 4x is just ridiculous. (edited)
  • 1 : Safety Car & VSC – My number 1 wish! Surely it’s about time for iRacing to introduce Safety cars and Virtual Safety Cars for Road racing. Especially now that we have a decent Formula 1 car to drive/race and more to the point Safety cars and VSC’s are just an integral part of Road racing just as yellow flags and blue flags are. Now I don’t want to jump into an official race and spend the entire 40mins behind a safety car just because people haven’t practiced and can’t keep it out of the wall. However I’m sure they could do something where if there is 4 or more cars involved it’s an automatic safety car and have other set parameters for when a Virtual Safety Car is triggered. Maybe even a predetermined random number of total X’s depending on length of race can trigger a Safety Car or something 🤷🏽‍♂️ Surely there is ways. I mean, it’s not perfect but Codemasters have figured it out so I’m sure iRacing could do it 10 times better


More Rain Teasers

A video leaked of the Porsche 992 in a session with windshield wipers in action.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19392/rain-is-closer-than-we-think/p1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zQj3YxXW0A&t=11s



Carquest Joins the iRacing Sponsorship Team

Carquest Auto Parts to Sponsor iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series

Tyler D. Hudson posted the official announcement that Carquest Auto Parts, the automotive parts retailer in the Advance Auto Parts family of brands, has reached an agreement with iRacing and World of Outlaws to sponsor the iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. In the series, more than 30 of the top virtual sprint car racers will compete to decide who is the world’s best on the virtual dirt.

The premier motorsports simulator, iRacing combines a true-to-life racing experience with an online community of virtual racers. The online racing competition service organizes, hosts and officiates online racing on a variety of officially licensed virtual tracks across the globe. All tracks on iRacing are scanned for millimeter accuracy and vehicles are designed in cooperation with manufacturers and race teams, offering users a first-class simulated racing experience.

“This partnership with iRacing is a tremendous opportunity for Carquest to become active in competitive online racing, which has become immensely popular in recent years,” said Junior Word, division president, Carquest North America. “We look forward to activating with iRacing’s World of Outlaws series to benefit our independent owners and reach more customers and race fans than ever.”

The Carquest World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will begin in October with a series of six qualifying races. Those who qualify will compete in 10 World of Outlaws Pro Series races beginning in November and concluding in January, with the winner taking home the Carquest Cup and a grand prize of $10,000.

https://www.iracing.com/carquest-auto-parts-to-sponsor-iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-car-series/

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20081/carquest-auto-parts-to-sponsor-iracing-world-of-outlaws-sprint-car-series#latest



iRacing presents the Peachtree Three

After a successful debut event last summer that raised more than $57,000 for the cause, iRacing and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will team up once again for a three-hour charity team racing event. iRacing presents the Peachtree Three Benefiting the National MS Society will take racers to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Thursday, July 14, with donations accepted from now through the duration of the event at www.nationalMSsociety.org/iracing.

The Peachtree Three will feature the Chevrolet Corvette C8R GTE, Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car, and iRacing’s GT4 class all doing battle on the famous 12-turn, 2.54-mile Georgia road course. Competitors will have unlimited fast repairs to work with to ensure that all racers can make it to the finish line as they organize their own donations. The broadcast split, featuring iRacing executive producer Steve Myers, seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion crew chief Chad Knaus, and 2020 eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series champion Nick Ottinger, will kick off at 8PM ET (midnight GMT). Additional race splits will launch at 10:00 GMT, 18:00 GMT, and 3:00 GMT (July 15).

Because the Peachtree Three is designed to raise money for charity, a number of purchasable advantages will be made available to teams in exchange for donations to the National MS Society. Teams can issue a drive through penalty to another competitor for $350, while teams can call a caution (limit 2) for $500 and a caution with a wave around (limit 1) for $1,000.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-presents-the-peachtree-three-benefiting-the-national-ms-society-comes-to-road-atlanta-on-july-14/



Sebring 12 Hours

Date: March 25-27

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

Track: Sebring International Racewa

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18653/2022-sebring-12-hour-presented-by-heusinkveld-bop-added/p1



Nürburgring Endurance Championship

Greg West posted the details of the iRacing Nürburgring Endurance Championship

Overview

The iRacing Nürburgring Endurance Series will feature a series of 9 endurance races – each 4-6 hours long – on the combined Nürburgring VLN circuit. Drivers may participate solo or with a team.

For 2022, we have adjusted where the grid will line up so as to let all 5 classes get rolling before the green. The starting grid will be back near the Gantry. We have also added a third time slot on Saturday to give additional opportunities to race. 

Cars/Classes

GT3 Class: BMW M4 GT3, Mercedes AMG GT3

GT4 Class: Porsche Cayman GT4. Aston Martin Vantage GT4

CUP Class: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

TCR Class: Audi RS 3 LMS, Hyundai Elantra N TC

MX5 Class: Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

Race Specifications

Race Length: 4-6 Hours

Team Racing: Enabled but not required

Weather: Dynamic

Timeslots:

Saturday: 17:30 GMT

Sunday:  1:00 GMT & 13:00 GMT

Qualifying Attached: Yes

Practice: 10 min

Qualifying: 30 min

Penalties: Stop and Go =50 Inc and every 20 after

Schedule

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

April 23- 24th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

May 7- 8th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

May 28- 29th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

July 2- 3rd – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

July 16- 17th – 6 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

August 6- 7th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

September 3- 4th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

September 24- 25th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

October 8- 9th – 4 Hours

Notes:

What is this series?: This series is essentially a grassroots series that is the backbone of the actual races that take place on the Nordschleife when it isn’t in use for public hot lapping. The series is made up of several motorsports clubs (part of either ADAC or DMV) which each host a 1-off event, totaling nine events throughout the year, and there is a ton of crossover with the Nurburgring 24 (Think Bathurst 12 Hour and Supercars Connection). The series has been run since 1977, and has a primarily German-based driver pool (Hence the use of each of our German brands). The series is pretty all encompassing when it comes to cars, with the 2009 year having 30 classes of cars, though much of the notable cars are from a Touring, GT3, or GT4 background. However, production cars are also allowed, thus creating the grassroots connection, with support from everything from Clio’s to BMW M Series cars.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20289/2022-iracing-nuerburgring-endurance-championship#latest



Bristol Doubleheader

Hey guys.  I saw where you wanted details on this money race I’m having:
It’s going to be a Bristol Doubleheader with Trucks first then nextgen cup cars.
1st place money is guaranteed.  Also $100 to a random driver in each field.  
Trucks will be irating of 2500 or less at time of signup.  Cup is open to all, including pros and will be open setup.  
trucks – $15 entry – $500 to winCup – $25 entry – $1000 to win
More than 41 cars, will have heat races to set field. 
More info can be found in discord  
https://discord.gg/TYvwTZyjGa



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Hardware/Software


Sim Coaches Spotted in the Wild

Victory SIM shows off their inverted Sim Coach P1 pedals on a M1-3 motion rig

https://twitter.com/VictorySimLLC/status/1502799446459002891



Zero X companion App

Mikey Pollard Posted in the forums that he’s announcing the release of a new companion App for iRacing. It’s a fully native iOS App for iPhone/iPad giving you access to your license stats, results, schedule, standings, driver search and more. Additionally it has home screen Widgets and a handy ‘share’ feature for easily sharing your great race results.

Screenshot 2022-03-14 at 19.42.14.png

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17949/project-doppler-diy-hydraulic-high-end-pedal-build-continuation-from-the-old-forums#latest



Vettel’s Home Sim Rig

The Drive posted an article showing how an actual F1 car was used to make Sebastian Vettel’s home sim racing rig

https://www.thedrive.com/accelerator/44750/an-actual-f1-car-was-used-to-make-sebastian-vettels-home-sim-racing-rig



1000 FPS

With a Little Liquid Nitrogen, Doom Eternal Can Run at 1,000 FPS on a PC

https://www.pcmag.com/news/with-a-little-liquid-nitrogen-doom-eternal-can-run-at-1000-fps-on-a-pc



DIY CSLDD Boost Kit


Atanas Tripzter showed on his YouTube channel how he made his own DIY CSL DD Boost kit for under 50USD guide (Tested and Running)

https://youtu.be/NjdS8RG5p5A



More and More Buttkicker

Buttkicker released 2 new versions of their Gamer LFE bass shakers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAjL8wghsjM&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGTgSufu6oA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asuB28EvQHk



Next Level Racing Motion Plus

Next Level Racing introduced with an accompanying YouTube Video their motion Plus Platform retailing at $3499

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01eUW-svRuw

https://nextlevelracing.com/products/motion-plus-platform/



Sim Racing Apps – Update

SIMRacingApps has updated to version 1.18 which is now available.

https://www.facebook.com/750150528428265/posts/4603111526465460/?d=n



Cube Control’s Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series Wheel

Cube Controls and Mercedes has teamed up to offer their AMG GT Track Series Wheel

https://www.cubecontrols.com/cube-controls-mercedes-steering-wheel-track-series/



MR-Mobile Sim Racing Cockpit

MR-Mobile is taking $1.00 reserves for their new MR- Mobile Sim Racing Cockpit. No price is announced just yet.

https://anse3d.com/products/mr-mobile-racing-rig



IMM Source ET3, ET5 and FD1


Laurence Dusoswa took a first look at the IMMSource ET3 and ET5 wheel bases as wel as their FD1 Wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65TEmFGKPU

https://abruzzi-official.co.uk/immsource/?wpam_id=2



NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open:Atlanta

Ellis –   p wrecked out – the guy directly in front of me pounds the wall in one and takes us all out – but before that i had hit the wall, then a caution – i came in took 4 tires and fuel and stayed about 30 seconds for damage once damage is done i got to pull away and all of sudden they are putting rights on again! I panic to go uncheck the tires quickly hit the left then right, but i think i inadvertently clicked on the right so they changed the rights again! – So I lost a lap, and took 1 set of lefts and 3 sets of rights all in the same stop.

  • Hall – P. Sped in pits and unsafe exit after, parked it
  • Groves – Pwrecked out – early – 40 min damag
  • Adam -p wrecked out
  • Sunday Open
    • Brian – p wrecked out on purpose dnwtf
  • Hall – p WIN, after a horrible start to season, i take the win on a 3 laps shoot out.  With 70 laps to go, made the car too loose.  As a result though I was saving fuel and  was gonna make it, caution with 10 to go traps the guys that were leading but short pitted behind us.  Restart 3rd, take the lead in 1 lap.  Caution, 3 lap shoot out driving away.

Groves – p WIN – Started dead last, quickly made my way up to the top ten.  2nd half of the race, I stayed in the top 5.  Had the lead at 30 to go when a lap car got racy and I smacked the fence pretty good and lost the lead.  Caution came out with 8 or 9 to go and the leader pit giving me the lead.  I got a good restart and was able to put some distance between 2nd and take it home

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –p14- Got dumped three different times from people that couldn’t hold their lane. Wasn’t too much damage so soldier on I found the wall a few times on my own and eventually wrecked really hard near the end. I suck. 
    • Stephen – pwrecked
    • Tyler – P8. Finally a dang Top 10. Finished with a 13x all from getting dinged and doored. Eventful race with cars going everywhere. Fixed set was just too dang tight. Early damage on lap two had my RPM down to 1967. Had to keep the car wound up on the outside. Another what could’ve been… On to Cota.
  • Wed Open: COTA
    • Hall –p.. Wreck out, was doing ok but its road points and not too worried
    • Ellis – p10- Start at 14th kept it really clean never spin off even once only had 12 X. 
    • Tyler – P7
  • Thurs Open  
    • David – p 18, who cares


Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis  –  p wrecked – 87’s at tally – some guy intentionally was on apron and turned up into the leaders as we went by – perma ban – 
    2. Gen 5 at Daytona – super fun but wrecked
    3. Two Carb Cups at Tally – wrecked out each time
    4. Dallara Dash at Charlotte – wrecked
    5. Pickup Cup at Daytona – Wrecked
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis  –  p wrecked – 87’s at tally – some guy intentionally was on apron and turned up into the leaders as we went by – perma ban – 
    2. Gen 5 at Daytona – super fun but wrecked
    3. Two Carb Cups at Tally – wrecked out each time
    4. Dallara Dash at Charlotte – wrecked
    5. Pickup Cup at Daytona – Wrecked
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – – texas – was running dead last plowed the wall – parked it no fun

  • FastTrack League – Atlanta
    1. David – p wrecked out
    2. Bobby – wrecked out. 
    3. Greg p – hit the wall and Parkette
    4. Mike – p14- Started dead last there was a big wrack and got myself up to ninth. Then several of us got disconnected and lost five laps later in the race I got disconnected again ended up P 14. 
    5. Adam -alternate tire strategy gone wrong…
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


Final Thoughts



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Today on the show we welcome twin brothers Tyler and Bradley Beamon hosts of the Into the Apex Podcast. We get more iRacing improvement suggestions from a listener. We’ll check out some new Buttkickers as well as check out the sim rig of a top level F1 Driver. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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