Episode 0325

4/7/2022 – Fast and Dumb – Episode 0325

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

On today’s show we’ll follow iRacers in real world action, we’ll catch p on the third round of the ‘Golden Ticket’ Skip Barber Formula Series, and will there be a new track coming to iRacing in the US? All of that, plus tons of great products to cover in todays hardware section

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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



Max Esterson with iRacing

GB3 Championship driver Max Esterson will be sporting the iRacing sponsorship in the 2022 season. He posted on Twitter, “Having started my career on the sim, iRacing has been, and continues to be, a huge part of my development as a driver. Driving at tracks like Spa and Silverstone for the first time has shown just how valuable thousands of virtual iRacing laps can be,”

https://twitter.com/MaxEsterson/status/1511344142831529993



Revenge of the Cone

iRacing posted on their Twitter page a video of a pit exit cone getting stuck on top of a street stock in the middle of a race at Langley Speedway

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1511350558447357956



Nascar Euro, Pinty’s & Mexico Series cars on iRacing?

iRacing asked on the forums in the form of a poll if you’d like to see the Nascar Euro, Pinty’s & Mexico Series cars on iRacing, saying that it’s the, “Only stock car touring series we don’t really have on the service at this point. If you would like to see one or all of the cars developed which of the 3 do you think should be prioritized first?”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20840/would-you-like-to-see-nascar-euro-pintys-mexico-series-cars-on-iracing#latest



Reminded why the UI is worthless

The Great iRacing UI Debate rages on after over a year out of beta and always seems to be a hot topic

What I read from this thread is there is a group of old timers who have their entire process tailored to work with the idiosyncrasies of the web browser and those processes don’t work with the UI therefore it is worse. Then there is a group of newer users who tailored their processes to work with the idiosyncrasies of the UI and therefore don’t see a problem.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20864/reminded-why-the-ui-is-worthless#latest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vfzWelvBM

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/160710/#Comment_160710



Sim Rig on The Price is Right

A sim rig equipped with an Xbox Series X and Forza 5 appeared on one of the showcases for the iconic “The Price is Right” TV show.



Best Pit Stop Ever?

Alex Horn posted on iRacing’s Twitter page of driver Hiroyuki Sekiguchi pulling of what might be the best pit stop ever

https://twitter.com/iRacingAlex/status/1509662993960865793



iRacers at Richmond in Xfinity

iRacing noticed at the Xfinity Race this past weekend that there were, “A lot of avid iRacers on track at Richmond Raceway. Awesome to see them chasing their passions!”

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1510316822788296711?s=11&t=FwNMlpvd7ephYsoZqAswtg



New Track Rumors F1 at Vegas

Could Formula 1 be racing next year on a Saturday night in Las Vegas?



iRacing to Consoles?

Adam Stern announced that iRacing is working with the World of Outlaws on a new console dirt racing game with a projected release date of fall of 2022

https://twitter.com/A_S12/status/1510045118849556489

https://www.iracing.com/world-of-outlaws-console-game-for-xbox-and-playstation-launching-in-fall-2022/

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1511111556658040834

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20866/iracing-monster-games-world-of-outlaws-game-fall-of-2022#latest



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

The chase to earn a full-season ride in the Skip Barber Formula Race Series continued on iRacing on Sunday, as the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series staged its third of six race events at the iconic Watkins Glen International. When the checkered flags fell on the double feature event, two new winners—Nicolas Mateo and Matt Adams—found themselves standing atop their respective race podiums.

https://www.iracing.com/mateo-adams-split-skip-barber-formula-iracing-series-victories-at-watkins-glen/



2022 Season 2 Patch 2 Release Notes

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21153/2022-season-2-patch-2-release-notes-2022-04-06-03#latest



Wickens Credits iRacing

Robert Wickens, a paralyzed Indy driver, credits iRacing for helping in his recovery while on the Dale Jr Download.

https://twitter.com/robertwickens/status/1511848201514536964?s=11&t=Tq_omcYoHUFtkkFUiJmEJg



The Nürburgring 24h powered by VCO

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19601/2022-iracing-nuerburgring-24h-powered-by-vco-bop-added/p1



Majors 24 at Le Mans

Very happy to announce that the Majors 24 is back! In 2021 we welcomed over 400 teams (1,500 drivers) in EIGHT splits. This year we hope to top 500 teams.

Date | June 4th, 2022

Track | Le Mans

Cars(s) | Porsche 919 LMP1, Audi R18 LMP1, Dallara P217 LMP2, Corvette C8.R, Ferrari 488 GTE, Ford GTE, Porsche 911 RSR, BMW M8

Eligibility | All iRacing Members

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20870/majors-24



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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

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Fantasy



Hardware/Software


DIY Wind

Boosted media shows you how to make your own wind simulator on their YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2LS2IhGcdA



F1 Style Simulator Monocoque

Rigmakers is selling their plans for an F1 Style Monocoque on their Etsy store for $34.18

https://www.etsy.com/listing/916241075/f1-style-simulator-monocoque?gpla=1&gao=1&



Yaw VR 2

Yaw Motion Systems is releasing their updated Yaw VR sim rig with the updated Yaw VR 2

https://shop.yawvr.com/yaw2/

https://fb.watch/c6aaRKh2Px/



Next Level Racing ERS1 Seat

Next Level Racing introduced on YouTube their new ESR1 Elite Reclining Seat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NUVtCPOUvk

https://nextlevelracing.com/products/ers1/



Company Review

SymProjects offers a variety of sim racing products from gauges, flags, monitors and more.

https://www.symprojects.com/



RTX 3090Ti Review

Techspot gives an unremarkable review of Nvidia’s RTX 3090Ti video card.

https://www.techspot.com/review/2442-geforce-rtx-3090-ti/Tech



Coffee Racer Beta Review

Karl Gosling reviews the hide-away Coffee Racer Beta, a sim rig that folds up inside a coffee table

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



Graphics Breakthru Technology?

‘Path Finding’ is described by Nvidia as, “one of the largest breakthroughs for real-time graphics in many years”

https://twitter.com/aaronlefohn/status/1508896778602500096

https://www.gamesradar.com/forget-ray-tracing-nvidia-calls-path-tracing-one-of-the-largest-breakthroughs-for-real-time-graphics-in-many-years/



Gomez Industries at Microcenter

Gomez Industries with sponsored driver Tony Kanaan made an appearance at the GSI, Simucube, Heusinkveld event held at a Microcenter store

https://twitter.com/gomezsimracing/status/1510402316804968451?s=11&t=AVaxEYJcHc2KaTBUYekYHA



Updated Starlink Map

Starlnk has updated their map of their current coverage area to receive their high speed internet

https://www.starlink.com/map



Stint Analyzer Version 2.1

Stiny Analyzer made a change that was a big enough to make version 2.1.0.0. You can watch accompanying videos the have made available for more information on the new features.

https://github.com/stintanalyzer/stintanalyzer/releases/tag/2.1.0.0



Sim Pedal Comparisons by Sim Coaches

Daryl from Sim Coaches is featured in a video showing the difference between common types of sim pedals

https://youtu.be/qmZOwAC1y30



Simubox

Simubox has an Ebay store with a variety of button boxes

https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/simubox



AP-121 | Augury Simulations

DrOrzy

@1.) Mike Ellis these just popped up on my Insta feed. They have Pedal Sex appeal 😍😍 They look really well made and have ABS. I wonder if that means it’s just a rumble motor or something even better?! The elastomers are fully enclosed which is definitely a good thing with these LC pedals so you can’t over “squash” them and cause permanent deformation or even bust them. I also like the fact that once you calibrate them it’s saved on the PCB so no need for ingame calibration.

https://augurysimulations.com/producto/ap-121-en/



Racing Simulator Trash Talk leads to ULTIMATE chassis upgrade



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open:RichmondEllis –   p Missed the race to go rescue my son who wrecked his car

  • Sunday fixed 

Mike –p20 – but finished on track p8 had a drive thru penalty that i didnt do – tough race 19 cautions longest green flag was 23 laps.

Race :Martinsville

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p. Wrecked Out, was hand throttling with formula wheel, could make good lap times but wasn’t comfortable side by side, didn’t want to take someone out.  Then late just took myself out
      • Experienced a weird glitch with tires when serving a penalty

Ellis – p13 – Ended up w a drive thru too many incidents near the end – not enough time to recover – Probably ran as high as 7th… 21 cautions

  • Kyle P P-DQ’d out
  • Adam – Wrecked out
  • Stephen – Wrecked Out
  • Rochette P8 the birb is back in the car recovering chicken wing and all. Car felt great even being used and abused like the Bursa sac that was taking out of my shoulder. Damaged on start of race went down a lap a couple of times to get damage fixed and kept getting hit. Car still fast. Ended race with a very rare 1x to Dq 
  • Tom D – p5 – Started on the pole. Lead for the first 75 laps till I decided to pit.  Worked my way back to the lead, while taking it easy through lapped traffic the 2nd place car turned me.  Got a lot of damage and really wasn’t able to run fast laps.  I’ll take a top 5 and look forward to Sunday 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p13 – started 19th got as high as 2nd on the final gwc, w 16x, Guy in second comes into me on the white I spin, dq’d…. 

Rochette P5 alot better run today with only 8x and stuck on the outside for a just aboot all 19 cautions



Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • Ellis – Chris Macguire Hosted
    • Kias at Daytona – Big wreck – man these cars can stop on a dime.
    • 87s at Tally – Almost won it – p2 – Love this combo probably my favorite in iracing
  • Ellis – Chris Macguire Hosted
    • Kias at Daytona – Big wreck – man these cars can stop on a dime.
    • 87s at Tally – Almost won it – p2 – Love this combo probably my favorite in iracing
  • FastTrack League – Richmond
    1. David – p didn’t run cause pedal
    2. Bobby -pGot early damage laps down
    3. Greg p – 3
    4. Mike – p10 – started dead last – had lost a lap at one point fought for a lucky dog and eventually got it – Pretty much finished where I deserved I think… 
    5. Adam – Wrecked Out

OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 

Git R Done GT3 Series



Final Thoughts



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On today’s show we’ll follow iRacers in real world action, we’ll catch p on the third round of the ‘Golden Ticket’ Skip Barber Formula Series, and will there be a new track coming to iRacing in the US? All of that, plus tons of great products to cover in todays hardware section. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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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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