Episode 0340

7/21/2022 – Swass – Episode 0340

 

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

 

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Show Introduction

On the show today, we’ll review the fantastic finish the iRacing eNascar Coke series race with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco, We check out some new reveals from the PeachTree Three Charity race as well as Nascar, “Takin’ it to the Streets.” And we learn from Dave Cam a lesson many need to learn, Proper Sim Racing Etiquette.

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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



Story Title

  • Pre-Race – Great hearing from Bobby and Dylan Duval
  • Chicago – Nascar announced it – coke will race it in 2 weeks as the all star race

https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1549553072711405568

  • GREEN FLAG: @TeamDillonMgmt’s @TDawgHurst (2nd career pole) and @WilliamsEsports’ @DonovanStrauss lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Lap 1, Turn 1 – not a caution but a meatball for #17 Kaden Honeycutt as he tried avoiding #18 Bobby Zalenski. Honeycutt has a virtually broken toe link and will need to pit for required repairs.
  • Of note, tonight is not the only time that @KadenWHoneycutt
  •  will run at @PoconoRaceway this week. Tonight he drives for 
  • @RFKracing. On Saturday, he’ll drive for @OnPMotorsports
  •  in the @NASCAR_Trucks race.
  • LAP 7: @znovak15 is the biggest mover so far, up 10 spots from 28th to 18th.
  • It’s been tough to pass all around tonight, but @NickOttinger was able to complete one on Lap 12 – He passes Donovan Strauss to move into P2. Now he sets his sights on the leader Hurst.
  • LAP 18: @LoganClampitt_ takes 8th from @MikeConti5
  • LAP 20: CONTACT! @MikeConti5 and @CVincent34
  • After a few drivers informed Kyle Peddle of his internet issues tonight, he’s decided to pull it in and park it just around the quarter race mark.
  •  LAP 21: Big save for @TDawgHurst
  •  LAP 22: The biggest mover now is @vicente_salas14, up 14 spots from 36th to 22nd.
  • LAP 24: With @NickOttinger taking the lead,@TDawgHurst pits.
  • LAP 25: @MitchelldeJong1, @KeeganLeahy, and @bobbyzalenski pit.
  • LAP 26: @swilson3_, @mbussa75, and @FemiOlat_ pit.
  • LAP 27: @Blade_Whitt and @dylanault42 pit.
  • LAP 29: @vicente_salas14 pits.
  • LAP 29: NEW LEADER, @CaseyKirwan23 made his way from fourth to first in a single lap! He takes the lead just before halfway! Everyone else pits the next time by, and Kirwan leads all on his lonesome at halfway.
  •  LAP 30: @NickOttinger leads most of the field onto pit road. Top twelve haven’t pitted 
  • LAP 31: @CVincent34 leads another batch of drivers onto pit road.
  • 28 to go: @DerekJustis and @Nick_Shelton402 are the only two drivers yet to pit.
  • 26 to go: @DerekJustis is the only driver yet to pit.
  • Once Derek Justis pits, the cycle will complete and @MitchelldeJong1 will take control of the lead over Taylor Hurst. 25 laps to go at present.
  • 24 to go: @DerekJustis pits.
  • CAUTION! Lap 39! Liam Brotherton around on the Long Pond Straight after slight contact with Ray Alfalla! This changes things!!!
  • .@BigDogBowden, @DDuval42, @rayalfalla, and @DerekJustis stayed out under this caution. Bowden now leads. 10 lap old tires for front row, 9 laps old 2nd row, and 4 laps old for justice
  • 18 to go – crazy restart 2 and 3 wide all the way through the field, lots of slicing and dicing – shakes out bowden kirwin duval…
  • 14 to go: NEW LEADER, @CaseyKirwan23
  • 12 to go we get to 3 wide for the lead – Derek Baurduea, Keegan Leahy and Casey Kirwin the Caution behind them!
  • CAUTION! 12 to go. @vicente_salas14 has crashed.they were FOUR WIDE until they weren’t.
  • Restart 8 to go – bourdeau kirwin bowden up front – behind them they are 3 wide and 4 wide 6 deep – Then 6 wide getting into one! No holes barred mid pack racing
  • 5 to go big caution as ottinger turns him self off of bowden, leahy had just taken third nick was doing the same but was not clear
  • It won’t be eNASCAR Overtime, but it will be a natural Green-White-Checkered restart 
  • Live Look at the points – 2 to go Kirwin gets a good restart
  • 4 and 5 wide mid pack – zack novak gets to 2nd from bourdeau
  • Then huge wreck right before the white IT’S THE BIG ONE AT POCONO! We’re going to eNASCAR OVERTIME! The back half of the field basically piled up when the guy on the outside got the wall and came down into the field.
  •  Restart – Kirwin gets the jump – Then they wreck on the backstetch again! Caution – @KollinKeister gets turned! It’s another big wreck.
  • eNASCAR Overtime #2 coming up! This one was because of four wide in one lane.
  • Restart kirwin and novak break free after turn 1 side by side for lead into two and novak takes the lead as the pack wrecks behind them in turn 2 The contact started with Malik Ray and Ray Alfalla. Alfalla was not happy with Malik for hanging back on the restart. They both survive but the field ends up beat up behind them.
  • Will these guys have enough fuel for even another restart…
  • FINAL OVERTIME RESTART: @riseesports’ @znovak15 and @XSET
  • ‘s @CaseyKirwan23 lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Novak gets a good jump – top 3 break away from the pack – kirwin 2nd and leahy third – 
  • Kirwin makes a big try in 3 and gets side by side white flag
  • Leahy trying to find a way around they get past one lined up
  • Final corner kirwin dive bombs it they get side by side and bang each other all the way to the checkers and KIRWIN wins it by a hair!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1549585289261338627

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1549583841538543617



Indy Rescan

During the Peachtree Three charity race Greg Hill talked about a rescan of a “very popular track” the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1547974434614435842

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Tz2G0cjyY&feature=youtu.be

Storm’s Comin’

Sneaky Sloth asked for some pictures of rain on Twitter, and his request was granted

https://twitter.com/SuitingRex/status/1547756688853282816



The Simracer Premier

The Sim Racer, a sim racing themed movie,  will premiere at The Plaza theatre in Atlanta, GA. Come walk the red carpet and be the first to see the movie. Event starts at 2:30PM

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



Sim Racing Stats

Sim Racing Stats is a website that breaks down all of the iRacing series’ with a bunch of statistical goodness 

https://www.simracingstats.com/



Toronto Scan

iRacing is set to scan the Toronto Course at the Toronto Motorsports Park

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/26161/toronto-to-be-scanned#latest

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/vzyy2h/iracing_is_to_scan_the_toronto_course_tonight/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share



Speed Record

u/mdetour posted on Reddit proof that here are several tracks where you can glitch into objects and get ejected at mach speeds

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/w0v5qs/new_outright_top_speed_world_record_the_bad_news/



Michigan 5 Wide

On iRacing Instagram you can watch an onboard video with Connor Harrington for a crazy final 2 laps at @mispeedway in the @indycar open series – they were 5 wide at one point 

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CgK1Wm9DQvC/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY%3D



Not Top 10

iRacing posted the June Not top 10 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ4KIXMQjQA


Next Level Sponsors Monday Night Racing

Next Level Racing becomes official partner of the Monday Night Racing series


https://traxion.gg/next-level-racing-becomes-official-partner-of-monday-night-racing-series/


Free iRacing Resources

JW Miller has been collecting several different free guides including setup guides, car and track tips and telemetry guides and workbooks and is willing to share the links to anyone interested.


Free iRacing resources for learning setups, car/track tips and telemetry. Pls share any I’ve missed! — iRacing Forums


iRacing is Hiring

iRacing is looking for an experienced javascript developer equipped with vast experience writing React and Redux to join their development team


Senior Web Developer — iRacing Forums


Fantasy No Longer

The Chicago Street Course is no longer a fantasy, but will be in next year’s Nascar schedule.  The course is the same one that was released with the help in development by iRacing last year.

CHI-22-345636-Chicago-Street-Weekend-Course-Graphic-2.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/26371/chicago-street-no-longer-a-fantasy-track#latest

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-designed-chicago-street-course-to-become-reality-for-nascar-in-2023/

https://twitter.com/DaveyCenter/status/1549487161002676227

https://twitter.com/mbussa75/status/1549519325471690758



It’s in the Game

Anthony Alfredo Tweeted a video of what everyone who runs the next gen cup car fears the most…loosing tires.

https://twitter.com/anthonyalfredo/status/1549559208231804930



Rajah Looking for a Ride

Rajah Caruth is looking for anyone in the Pocono are who will let him run their rig for his Road to Pro while testing his ARCA car.

https://twitter.com/rajahcaruth_/status/1549405445584044033



Off Road Championship Week 5

Team ABR’s Alex Bergeron and Factory Simsport’s Keaton Swane split iRacing Off-Road Championship Series race victories on Tuesday night, splitting the feature rounds at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

Top five finishers from iRacing Off-Road Championship Series Round 9 at Wild Horse Pass were as follows:

  1. #112 Alex Bergeron, 16 laps
  2. #58 Josh Edmundson, +3.241
  3. #12 Josh Fox, +3.963
  4. #2 Connor Barry, +8.504
  5. #18 Killian Dall’olmo, +9.904

Top five finishers from iRacing Off-Road Championship Series Round 10 at Wild Horse Pass were as follows:

  1. #21 Keaton Swane, 16 laps
  2. #2 Connor Barry, +0.418
  3. #91 Felix Roy, +0.615
  4. #58 Josh Edmundson, +2.076
  5. #48 Cam Pedersen, +2.457

iRacing Off-Road Championship series points through 10 of 16 rounds are as follows:

  1. Keaton Swane, 445
  2. Connor Barry, 442
  3. Josh Edmundson, 391
  4. Felix Roy, 385
  5. Killian Dall’olmo, 367
  6. Cam Pedersen, 340
  7. Alex Bergeron, 336
  8. Connor Parise, 334
  9. Christopher Plumley, 317
  10. Jakob Rafoss, 289

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-off-road-championship-series-race-preview-wild-horse-pass-2/

https://www.iracing.com/bergeron-swane-earn-second-iracing-off-road-championship-victories-at-wild-horse-pass/



What’s Next

Anthony Alfredo asked iRacers on Twitter to send a photo of what cars you think need to be scanned and added to the service


https://twitter.com/anthonyalfredo/status/1549406244720590852


Scheduled Downtime

Season 3 Patch 3 will put iRacing offline on Monday, July 25th at 9:00am

https://twitter.com/iRacingSupport/status/1549856977504829441

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/26417/rescanned-indianapolis-road-course-update#latest



Racing Etiquette

Dave Cam discusses 5 things for proper sim racing etiquette.

  1. Outtlapping
  2. Flashing Headlights
  3. Rejoins (after accidents)
  4. Common Curtesy
  5. Giving up your position

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bw_2RZo_II


No Future in Grand Turismo?

In other forms of sim racing, top-tier drivers can earn a full-time living racing with a team. Take Keegan Leahy, who won last year’s eNASCAR championship on iRacing while driving for Danny Hamlin’s 23XI crew. Leahy held a Reddit AMA last November, where one fan asked him about his parents’ reaction when they learned he could turn sim racing into a career. Leahy’s response describes a scenario that doesn’t seem feasible in Gran Turismo:

It was a really slow build up because it really did happen quite slowly. The prize pools kept going up, sponsor interest picked up, teams started paying, etc. The only single “moment” I could think of would be when I quit the warehouse job I was doing during University, to do driver coaching and content creation with Virtual Racing School.

https://jalopnik.com/the-stars-of-gran-turismos-world-tournament-see-no-futu-1848950204



Spa 24

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/25605/bop-added-iracing-presents-the-24-hours-of-spa-powered-by-heusinkveld/p1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/26287/spa-bop-applied-to-regular-series#latest



Podcast Housekeeping

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https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


3090 Ti Doesn’t work with VR

I (David) installed my 3090 TI only to discover its not working with all VR’s that use the display ports.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/205770

Razor Stream Controller

Razer is going head to head with Elgato’s Stream Deck with the launch of its new Stream Controller. The $269.99 touchscreen device is designed to sit on a desk alongside a keyboard and allow content creators — or anyone, really — to quickly launch shortcuts and control hardware and software on a PC

https://www.theverge.com/2022/7/14/23215273/razer-stream-controller-release-date-price-specs



NjMotion Compact-R Seat Mover Review

Dan Suzuki reviewed on his YouTube Channel the NjMotion Compact-R Seat mover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aNH8U_ELbo

https://www.njmotion.com/en/motion-systems/39-compact.html



Ortombo Teknoloji 

Ortombo Teknoloji is Turkey’s leading manufacturer and supplier of simulation, esports, racing and flight equipment. We have been serving the industry since 2014.
We are the Turkey Distributor of Playseat, Next Level Racing, Virtuix Omni, Buttkicker, Fasetech Racing Cube brands. We produce both cockpits and seats locally. We continue to lead the industry with innovations as the leading brand in the sector in our country, especially with our world-class products in racing equipment. .

https://www.ortombo.com/pages/about-us-2



iRacer Assistant

iRacer Assistant is an app the will open 3rd party iRacing apps automatically

  1. JtCWhat’s the app that will open all the 3rd party apps automatically when you open iRacing?
  2. Mike EllisIracer assistant

https://discord.com/channels/238867726335082506/919653509048193055/996816975584055306

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4994/iracingassistant-gary-talls-application-latest-version-released-14th-june-2022



To Triple or not to Triple

Nicky Bobby asked us in our Discord Channel, should he use a single ultrawide or triple monitors on his Tracker TR8 Pro Rig?

https://discord.com/channels/238867726335082506/238867726335082506/999348046389334026



Swamp Ass Solved

Will Ford at Boosted Media reviews the O-Rouge Cold Fusion Sim Racing Seat 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaz9BgCP3Xk



Transmission Simulator

Instead of something boring like an exercise bike in your home to be on while watching TV, this is what everyone should have! Get the workout you need shifting gears and working the clutch

May be an image of outdoors

https://www.facebook.com/TremecPerformance/photos/a.182845775104916/5407144892674952/?type=3



Vesaro TEN 

First impressions of the new 100K pound Vessaro TEN Simulator by Gamer Muscle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bA8SiXCe4g&t=1s

https://www.bsimracing.com/first-impressions-of-the-100000-vesaro-ten-simulator-by-gamermuscle/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: New Hampshire

Ellis –   p22 – ran around the top 10 most of the night basically q laps every lap trying as hard as i can to keep what I got – final restart was p7 but got wrecked hard and finished p22.

  • Rochette-P7 I finally did it, a NiS top 10 since Kansas in May. Twice had cars wreck in front of me and tagged em got Damaged fixed. The 2nd tims i stayed in the pits alittle too long and exited after thinking i got clear but nope got flagged so had to do a pass through. When did the pass through caution came out feet before the pit line so had to do it again. Was down 3 laps but attrition got me back on lead For the final 10 to go
  •  
  • Stephen-wrecked out
  • Spiker – P18, Started P17.  Not fast at all.  During a re-start, I hit the car in front of me who checked up for the car in front of him.  I was turned into the T1 fence halfway through the race.  Ran most of the race underpowered finished P18 after surviving the last lap, front stretch mele. Finished the Race 16X
  • Saturday Fixed –
  • Sunday Open
  • Rochette-Psomething went to avoid a wreck into 1 hot the brakes little too hard and sent myself into the inside wall with the wheel wabble of death
  • Hall – p 30  caught in two early wrecks, suddenly have 14x, taking it mild and one dude dive bombs, then another dude gets loose, i’m up top 3 wide and a forth dude punts the bottom guy and destroys my car.  Not a good return
    •  
  • Sunday fixed 
  • Mike –p18 – Actually crossed the line 2nd but was backwards got my 17x so it put me 18th – 22 cautions – 
  • Stephen – p 3

Race :  Pocono

Wed Fixed

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p.7  almost got snubbed by pit strategy, but a lap car saved all the people to stay out on the first caution.
    • Ellis – p4 – at the initial start someone spun out and destroyed the field i got wiped out over 2 minutes damage – had to stay out for a wave around while others that pitted had to pit again for penalties. We ended up w a stop w 60 to go so did a gf stop w 30 to go which basically short pitted everyone – ended up p2 but faded back a bit before caution – restart p5 got to p2 but could not catch the leader and at the end faded back to fifth
    • Kyle P 
    • Tony R – P5 hell yea ran great all night was in 2nd on the leaders bumper coning to the white and slammed the wall out of 3. Man felt good to have a front runner car and not get wrecked by stupid stuff 
    • Tyler – P6 FINALLY A TOP 10! Glad to get a solid finish. Crazy start of the race when half the field got wiped out. I made it through the wreck but net coded with a 4x. Kept the car clean the rest of the night and settled in with a tight car. Late race caution after pit strategy shook things up but I defended well. Stoked to get a good run. Excited for Sunday Fixed. 
    • Tom D – P3 started in the back to get a handle on how these cars would be in a pack.  Was able to work my way up into the top 10 before lap 20.  Final stop with 20 to go I was able to get myself into 3rd. A few nice battles back and forth and I was able to bring the car home in 3rd.  I’ll take a top 5. 
    • Stephen – wrecked out before taking the green flag
    • Bobby -pP20, my fault on pit exit, but not bad after being off for like 5 months, ran near/in top 10 otherwise
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p13 – Started 10th worked my way up to the lead, ran top 5 or so, took the lead at 23 to go kept it until about 14 to go and faded hard, hit the wall hard and faded more – 
    • Rochette P whats better than a 5th? How bout a 2nd great fun race was hoping for a long run at the end where i was gonna most likely win on fuel but noooo someone had to bring out a caution with 10 to go. Restarted 3rd chased the leader for about 5 laps but was just too tight at the end of it… first Podium since Kansas and 1st runner up since that faithful night with that dirty Bristol

David – p11.  I was really about a 20th car in the this top split, won the coin toss on fuel strategy



Official Series

  • SPIKER
    • Late Model Open Langley, P P10.  Just simply out matched.  I can’t speed in the car.
    • Late Model Fixed, P P11.  Same as the open, the Winner of the Race had a 9K+iR
    • Nascar B-Open, Pocono, P11, Started P13.  Had good long run speed.  GWC at the end killed my momentum.
    • Nascar B-Open, Pocon, P17, DNQ – Spun out after making late adjustments to my Q-Set.  As a result., started in the back where on lap 1, a backmarker doored me out of 1 sending me into the wall.  Again, good long speed run.  Gambled on staying out w/5 to go.  Backfired, P17 




League / Hosted Races

Leagues/Hosted Races 

  • FastTrack League –
    1. David – p 9
    2. Greg p10
    1. Mike – pWrecked out – wasn’t doing horrible running around 10th about 10 to go the guy on my outside loses it and slams me to the inside wall, 24 minutes damage.
    2. Adam –  p 2

Git R Done GT3 Series

Greg p1 and p1



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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Description

On the show today, we’ll review the fantastic finish the iRacing eNascar Coke series race with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco, We check out some new reveals from the PeachTree Three Charity race as well as Nascar, “Takin’ it to the Streets.” And we learn from Dave Cam a lesson many need to learn, Proper Sim Racing Etiquette. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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