Episode 0335

6/16/2022 – Dr. iRacing – Episode 0335

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Show Introduction

On the show this week we’ll check out a new series for dirt car racing fans, we’ll explore exercises for sim racers and iRacing is going Drag (not that kind of drag). Does F1 World Champ Max Verstappen have an advantage over other drivers and we will check out a spinning sim racing chair in hardware/software.

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Topics



Dirt Car NIS

iRacing announced a new NIS style Dirt called the Series Dirt Sprint Car Pro Series. This new series represents a major new marketing initiative for iRacing and World of Outlaws

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

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/185903/#Comment_185903

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1536470153868738561



Season 3 Next Gen Updates

Staffer Matt Holden explains in the forums a detailed explanation of the Season 3 updates to the Next Gen Cup Car.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/23809/2022-season-3-update/p1



Dale goes for Oswego

Dale Jr, on his Download Podcast talked about how he tried to get iRacing to scan the Oswego Speedway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p6-oozDfJ4&feature=youtu.be



IMSA Shakeup?

IMSA has proposed to replace its Prototype Challenge series with a combination grid of LMP3 and GT4 machinery, with a potential shake-up in the race format as well.

Sportscar365 has learned that the sanctioning body is set to do away with its LMP3-only series in favor of introducing a multi-class championship featuring a new name beginning next year.

https://sportscar365.com/imsa/ipc/imsa-proposes-ipc-replacement-with-lmp3-gt4-cars/



Start Zones Explained

iRacing posted a YouTube video describing the ins and outs of a Nascar Start Zone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qBl5Mxa6Fk



iRacing Advantage

1996 World Champion Damon Hill feels that taking part in simulator racing gives drivers like Max Verstappen an advantage.

https://thesportsrush.com/f1-news-max-verstappen-does-sim-racing-because-it-helps-him-former-world-champion-feels-simulators-give-young-f1-drivers-an-advantage-over-veterans/



Exercises to Help Sim Racers! 

Trauma Team Racing posed a YouTube Video showing how to use exercises to help sim racers’ shoulders and steering

https://youtu.be/jXSncjSP4XY



Season 3 Review

iRacing posted a Youtube Video showing a review of the Season 3 build highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfq5b2gRNJA



Console and iRacing Newsletter

You can keep up-to-date with the new, upcoming World of Outlaws Dirt Racing Game by signing up for the newsletter and following the new social channels!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1537139978228088832



Season 3 Hotfix

iRacing released a new patch for the season 3 update where they were investigating an ongoing issue for all PC users with 500-series AMD graphics cards. This issue appears to scramble, hide, or alter the artwork for cars and the environment in the Simulator and paint shop.

https://twitter.com/iRacingSupport/status/1537488827983482880

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/24547/2022-season-3-patch-1-release-notes-2022-06-15-02#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/24571/rendering-issues-with-amd-500-series-graphics-cards#latest

https://twitter.com/iRacingSupport/status/1537446852894683137



Atlanta ‘On Schedule’

Marshall Layton asked on the iRacing Twitter page about an updated Atlanta track and a reply came from Dale JR (iRacing Staffer) that it’s On Schedule

https://twitter.com/DaleJr/status/1537458812503748608



iRacing in Drag

Orontes Games and iRacing are excited to share their long-term strategy for continued product development over the coming years. As part of the strategic direction, DRAG, Orontes’ innovative fantasy off-road driving game for the PC, is currently being ported to Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox consoles.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1537437744443498496

https://www.iracing.com/orontes-games-and-iracing-lay-long-term-foundations-for-development/



iRacer in the Skppy’s

iRacing Skip Barber Series Champ Mikkel Gade made his debut in the real-life Skip Barber Series as part of his prize with solid results.



Watkins Glen 6 Hours

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/23747/2022-iracing-watkins-glen-6-hour-presented-by-vco



Grid Finder 4 Hr of LeMans

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/24152/grid-finder-com-4h-of-le-mans-league-invitational



Apex This

Hi All,
I’ve sent content a few times in the past and listen regularly.  Thanks for the great job covering the simracing news and updates.
I would like to request the possibility of mention for the APEX This iRacing League on your awesome podcast.    We are starting season 12 on June 21 and have lined up some great sponsors again with a nice prizes for winning and random draws.
all details and links can be found at:  https://apexthis.racing/

Apex This iRacing League – season 12 is sponsored by SCCA -tracknight in America, Boostlogic, and Discgolf.  We are proud and honored to once again have sponsors join us for season 12!  Please check out these great league sponsors for additional info!
https://www.tracknightinamerica.com/
https://www.boostlogic.com/
https://discgolf.com/

Prizes this Season include:

The SCCA is donating three $150 gift certificates to be used at any Track Night in America event.

BoostLogic is providing a $200 gift card, hoodie, and t-shirt as prizes.

DGA is providing 4 prizes with a value of $500 in total:

  1. One Starter Pack consisting of a Mach Lite Portable Disc golf Basket, 3 Disc Starter Set, and DGA Starter Bag
  2. Three APEX THIS logoed Mini Trophy Baskets, each with a set of 10 Mini Markers (small light mini frisbees).

As always 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Season point champions for each race night will earn season trophies (TBD) – see league site for additional details.

Apex This is one of the fastest growing iRacing road racing leagues with over 700 members, we know how to have a good time. We have races for all skill levels, from beginner to alien. While we take our racing seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We like good close racing with some healthy banter and taunting tossed in. No wreckers, bitching or moaning. Join us and enjoy racing again! 

Our Mission: 
Have fun – Improve skills – Help novices – Go Fast 

League information is easily found on the league website along with a hosted league Facebook page and Discord Channel. Races are also routinely broadcasted each season! Best part Apex This is completely free join and race! (donations greatly appreciated if you do)

https://discord.gg/cwuVD4p7

https://www.facebook.com/groups/apexthis

Craig Ream



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Hardware/Software


Fanatec Firmware

James Smith posted in the Fanatec Owners Group a story of his firmware update



Nvidia Delay

Nvidia is delaying the launch of both the GeForce GTX 1630 and its forthcoming range of RTX 40 series graphics cards, according to the latest reports.  The RTX 4090, RTX 4080, and RTX 4070, have all had their launch delayed by a month. The RTX 4090 will now launch in September, the RTX 4080 in October, and the RTX 4070 in November.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/nvidia-reportedly-delays-geforce-rtx-40-series-graphics-cards

https://twitter.com/kopite7kimi/status/1533803858337878017



Sim-Lab Special Deals

Sim-Lab is launching a special ‘Summer Deals’ event with reduced prices on many of their products

https://sim-lab.eu/summer-deals



Apex Simracing Button Boxes

Apex Sim Racing has different styles of button boxes for you. No more trying to adjust your car by finding a key on a keyboard—now you can use one of our sim racing button boxes to control all aspects of the vehicle

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ce1Ei3MOWxE/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D

https://www.apexsimracing.com/collections/button-boxes-1



Roto VR Chair

The Roto Vr chair gives you an unlimited rotational with haptic feedback with attachments for wheels and pedals

https://www.rotovr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/RotoVR/videos/5512364142108596/



Companion App Update

Alex Gustafson announced a update with release notes for the new iRacing companion app

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/24504/release-notes-for-iracing-companion-app-1-0-7



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Gateway

  • Sunday Open
    • Greg p6

Hall – pWRECKED OUT



Official Series

  • Ellis – skip barber 
    • Started P4 and finished P1, 80th Career Win 
    • Started p5 was holding my own in a much more physical race – slid off on my own to p10 and recovered to p8
    • Pole! Then Had a few off tracks and fell the seventh but recovered back to finish Fourth




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League
    1. Greg pwrecked again for no reason

Git R Done GT3 Series

Greg – P2 and p4



Final Thoughts



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Description

On the show this week we’ll check out a new series for dirt car racing fans, we’ll explore exercises for sim racers and iRacing is going Drag (not that kind of drag). Does F1 World Champ Max Verstappen have an advantage over other drivers and we will check out a spinning sim racing chair in hardware/software. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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