Episode 0275

4/15/2021 – Left Unsupervised – Episode 0275

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

On the show today we’ll be reviewing a dominate win in the Coke Series Race at Richmond We crown a new world champion in the Porsche eSports Supercup and ask what feature in iRacing you’d most like to see next?

And remember you can follow along with us on your 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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Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

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Topics



Coke Race – Richmond [Hall]



Porsche eSports Supercup [Brian]

Josh Rogers wrapped up the iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer eSports Supercup World Championship in style Saturday, a week early, with a double win in round 9 of Saturday’s race at Le Mans.



Porsche All Stars [Tony]

The feature race of the Porsche All stars goes to Dan Suzuka with second going to Tony Kanaan and third Matt Malone. The sprint race was won by Emily Jones who is leading the points going into the final round.

Intense Battle [Kyle]

Prepping for PESC [Hall]

Porsche Supercup driver Kevin Ellis Jr posted a video on the Apex Racing TV Youtube Channel ‘Prepparing for PESC. It tracks the RLL driver in the week leading up to the big race at LeMans on Saturday.

No New Porsche [Brian]

On last week’s show some speculated that the TBD status for the final All Star race may indicate a new Porsche car on the service. But it turned out to be a fan vote for the final car to be races at Round 10-Monza which will be the 911 GT3 Cup.



Nascar Loses Timmy Hill as Full Time Driver [Tony]

iRacing favorite Timmy Hill and his Nascar MBM Motorsports team Missed the race this past weekend at Martinsville, and is likely to miss more throughout the remainder of the season. .

Credit: Getty Images for NASCAR/John Harrelson

https://beyondtheflag.com/2021/04/07/nascar-loses-full-time-cup-series-driver-team/



Camping World Cash [Kyle]

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is looking to pay $5000 for a paint scheme for Daniel Suarez for their race at Darlington.



Tips for Endurance Racing [Hall]

IMSA and Sim Racer Daniel Morad posted a video on iRacing’s Youtube channel with tips for endurance racing. His 5 main tips were…

1.) Racing Etiquette

2,) Patience and Consistency

3.) Managing Traffic

4.) Saving Equipment

5.) Mindset



Chicago Street Update [Brian]

Steve Myers posted on Twitter that the iRacing Chicago Street Circuit is going to be stunning and praised artist Darren Pattenden for his work.



How about Purple? [Tony]

Alex Papini ordered a black NRG Ultra seat, but got a purple one by mistake. Rather than wait a month for the problem to be resolved and asks if anyone knows if I can simply get a black NRG Ultra cover and replace the purple?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113828239074525/permalink/1177097042747644/



iRacing at Bristol Bash [Kyle]

Josh Richards took his iRacing sponsored Dirt Late Model to victory lane at the Morton Buildings World of Outlaws Bristol Bash.



Biggest iRacing Accomplishment? [Greg]

Part time Nascar Driver Landon Huffman posed on Twitter, what’s your biggest iRacing accomplishment?



Tire Model Still Off? [Hall]

Real World driver Christopher Mies tweeted that he just got back on iRacing in over a year and was surprised to see how far off the tire model is still, even offering his help to make improvements.



Dirt Car Updates [Brian]

Staffer Christian Challiner posted in the forums that he’s pleased to be able to tell you all that you will find updates to the Dirt LM’s and Street Stock in Mondays hotfix/patch. 

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3800677.page#12459728

Breaking it Down [Kyle]

Tommy Brandon Breaks down the new Dirt Late Model Tire Model and gives it high marks especially in the feel of the right rear tire on the cushion.



Drive Fast Pasta’s Paint [Tony]

Anthony Alfredo tweeted that you can now run his iRacing paint scheme in Trading Paints.



Release Notes [Hall]

The details of the Season 2 Patch 3 Hotfix 1 was posted on the iRacing support page.

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000160016-2021-se-2-patch-3-hotfix-1-re-notes-2021-04-09-03-



Windsheild Woes [Greg]

Brian Simpson posted in the forums that while implementing the Darlington package he thought it was a perfect opportunity to get put the names on the windshield as we try to stay up to date with the current season. Unfortunately I completely forgot about the Coke series, which requires the logo on the front windshield.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3800441.page#12462301

Trueforce Crashes [Brian]

David Tucker posted in the forums that iRacing had to turn off the Logitech Trueforce feedback system because it was causing a serious crash for a lot of members.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801047.page#12463435



Advice – Buy the Good Stuff [Tony]

Justin Hill posted on the Sim Racing Builds Facebook page some advice for those looking to buy a sim racing rig. His basic advice, Buy the good stuff right away and save time and money.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113828239074525/permalink/1178986125892069/



Tyler Daniels Racing Radical Series [Kyle]

Tyler Daniels Racing announced on their Facebook page that in case you haven’t heard: they’re now hosting SR8 practice sessions for our Radical SR8 series now running on Tuesdays by professional Radical driver Austin Riley Austin will be providing coaching sessions on their Discord channel in Mpnday’s practice

https://www.facebook.com/111931990625895/posts/252422006576892/?d=n



Poll [Hall]

John Flowers opened a poll in the forums asking members what feature they’d like to see next.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801039.page



Host AI Races [Brian]

One of the features not in the poll, but some have mentioned as on their wish list was the ability to host AI Races.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801039.page



Wild West is Gone [Greg]

Wild West Motorsports Park in Nevada regrettably posted on their Facebook account that they are closing due to “unfortunate circumstances’, and goes on to thank it’s fans, sponsors, promotors and race teams.

https://www.facebook.com/452579821426960/posts/4267961213222116/?d=n



Pro Invitational Fan Vote [Kyle]

Bob Pockrass Tweeted that for the next Pro Invitational Race a fan vote will determine a non-Cup series driver into the field. Development driver Rajah Caruth is already campaigning for his nomination to be voted in on his Twitter account.



SummerBowl [Tony]

The eRacing Association will be sponsoring the EPM Omega Cup on May 10/12th at COTA with $5000 on the line.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1399850623696360



Service Interruption [Hall]

iRacing support announced that the service will be down for the deployment of the season 2 Patch 4 on Tuesday, April 20th at 9:00am EDT.



Fantasy [Tony]


Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

You’ve heard us talk about the Spotlights. Those of us that have them here at iRacers Lounge absolutely love them. So much, we have become an affiliate! With the roll out of their new Spotlights Pro. Here’s your chance to check them out, you won’t be disappointed. Enter coupon code: IRACERSLOUNGE for 10% off!!

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2832513123680008/?d=n


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Innato Wheel [Hall]

Simplace.co is offering their Innato GT3 Steering Wheel which is compatible with OSW, Thrustmaster, Logitech and Fanatec, compatible adapter is required for each wheelbase.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CNXrcUvBe6J/?igshid=91amsvwgpw2w



The Most Expensive Sim Seat Ever [Greg]

The Recaro Podium is a high end, light weight, CFRB (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) shell seat designed for real or sim race cars and sells for around 2600 pounds.

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https://www.recaro-automotive.com/en/dynamic/recaro-podium



US Distributor for Heusinkveld [Kyle]

Darin Gangi posted in the forums that Heusinkveld Sprint 3 and 2 pedals sets as well as Clutches and baseplates are available for immediate shipping thru the Sim-Motion website.

Sim Pedals Sprint

https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/heusinkveld

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3790403.page#12367809



Sigma Integrale DK2 3DOF Motion System [Brian]

Barry Rowland Reviews the Sigma Integrale DK2 3DOF motion system on his Sim Racing Garage selling for $4900. Note- They’re currently sold out and will be ready to ship next on June 6, 2021.



Simware [Tony]

Simware is an online catalog where you can find sim racing companies broken down by components and will direct you to the company’s website for information and purchases.

https://simware.org/



Listener Scott Ross Sent In [Hall]

Show listener Scott Ross sent in a link to Lebois Racing that offers 3d printed parts for sim racers. He was able to find an adapter for his G29 pedals that may be very useful.

 I started to look at DIY hydraulic and I found a very interesting designer.
Lebois Racing is pretty interesting. Everything is 3d printed, I can even get an adapter for my G29 pedal. I may be willing to do it because I do have soldering experience, friends with 3d printers and a dirtbike caliper, lying around. 
On top of that Lebois also has clutch designs and even a gearbox. Check out his website and youtube Lebois Racing – YouTubeLebois Racing – Driving | Hardware | Analysis (lebois-racing.fr)



Follow Up – Q3 SimSport Pedals [Brian]

Mike asked in the forums if they knew who owned the company for the Q3 SimSport Pedals we reviewed last week, and it turns out its Brad Pugmire who responded in the iRacing forums. mentioning that they’re just getting off the ground and there are about 6 sets out there right now and everyone loves them so far.

Pedal 1.jpg

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799270.page#12457108

https://www.q3simsport.com/shop/p/oor56vbbe2bn6cy3b4pb27a7r9hx1y



PT Actuator Scorpion Experience [Greg]

Sim-motion now has their Scorpion Series PT Motion actuators available for ordering. They run $4999 on their site.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3801203.page#12464540Motion


Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Martinsville

  • Ellis –  – p15 – ran top 5 most of the race – got ran over w about 10 to go which put me at 17x  – guy who won led every lap, never pitted.
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p 14  cleaner than before.  I position for top 5 but unavoidable accidents

Kyle -P-9 Started P-17 got involved with some minor bumping worked my way to the lead but couldnt hold the lead on older tires fell back to 13 and got DQ on last GWC to finish P-9 after 34 cautions.

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pdnf – had a problem with the calibration of my brakes. I would push 100% down but only get 60% brake, so i kept racking up the 4x’s so i parked it.

Tyler – P8 – first race in A car at Martinsville and snagged a top 10. Not much racing but a whole lot of surviving. 30 cautions for 154 laps. Had close great racing at the end for a strong finish. Made it out with only a 10x

Race:  Richmond

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p3 , fast, spun tires on last restart, nothing for p1
    • Kyle – P P30 Started P 12 ran top 5 until lap 93 when i got loose off of 2 and hit the outside wall and collected 2 cars and my was over at that point i finished P30

Race:  Richmond

  • Wed Fixed:
    • Rochette 
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p3 , fast, spun tires on last restart, nothing for p1
    • Kyle – P P30 Started P 12 ran top 5 until lap 93 when i got loose off of 2 and hit the outside wall and collected 2 cars and my was over at that point i finished P30


Official Series

  • Pacific Majors – 
    • Hall – p31 and 14
  • Greg –

  •  Kyle – Heat one finished P5 heat two got wrecked out and finished P18 40 laps down.
  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p5 -ran pretty much top 10 – the winner ended up not pitting the last half of race – feel like I gave it up on pit strategy




League / Hosted Races



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

The Podfather is off hunting unicorns in Wisconsin this week, so the kids take over the show. We recap a dominating performance in the Richmond Coke Series race and crown a new Porsche Supercup Champion from a track in France. Then it’s off to topics and the fun just gets going all this week on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

AJ Prichett –

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Episode 0274

4/8/2021 – Cautionsville – Episode 0274

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

Opening Audio Clip -“Your listening to the iRacers Lounge Podcast where we discuss everything iRacing, in a casual setting, enjoy.”`

READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

  • Welcome to the iRacer’s Lounge, I am your host “XXX”. iRacer’s Lounge is a podcast for the iRacer, where we talk all things iRacing in a casual setting.
  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Introduction

This week on the show we welcome one of our newest members to team Tifosi, Tyler Williamson. Also, if you’re interested in the latest in high quality pedals, stick around for some exciting new and updated players on the market.

And remember you can follow along with us on your 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.



TITLE SPONSOR READ:

Grid Finder is the home of online sim racing leagues.  Grid Finder is also a great resource to find paint designers and race commentators.  Recently they have been adding some great articles discussing various aspects of running leagues and sim racing in general.  Grid Finder is constantly adding helpful content and giving us all more reason to visit www.grid-finder.com

Visit www.grid-finder.com to find a league, or to upload your own!

Grid Finder – “The home of online sim racing leagues”



Special Guest

Tyler Williamson

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=487324

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:

  1. https://twitter.com/TifosiRacing/status/1377818736590082048


Topics



Klingerman in RACERmag [Hall]

Parker Klingerman was featured in an article on RACERmag exploring the accessibility of sim racing and real world racing.

“It would be absolutely asinine to not encourage, embrace, and put all the effort behind sim racing. We have truly something special here, that no other sport has. No other sport has a virtual counterpart that connects so seamlessly between the real [and the sim]. How could we not embrace it and try to promote it? It’s just a no-brainer.”

“Because [racing] is so expensive, because it takes such a time-intensive amount to do anything, even to go race a go-kart it takes a lot of time and money,” he said. “But in sim racing we can allow thousands, if not millions, of people to experience motorsports and race at any one time, which is something that motorsports has never had.”

“We can do so much more and allow so many more people to access all this stuff if we just find a way to harness it in a better way and present it,” Kligerman said.



New Broadcast Policy [Brian]

iRacing has posted a new updated broadcast policy focusing on accreditation on TV style broadcasts and streamers.

https://www.iracing.com/membership/iracing-broadcast-policy/



Mic Check? [Tyler]

Gary DeMoss asks in the forums if members ask for a mic check in the beginning of a race session.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799353.page



Formula Vee Confirmed [Greg]

Greg West confirmed that the Formula Vee is actually being built and was no April Fools Joke. Although there are many different variations of the Formula Vee Greg said they are taking a bit from multiple rulebooks and the result is a really fun car to drive.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/3799486.page#12452450



iRacing and Fast Pasta [Mike]

Adam Stern announced that iRacing will be the primary sponsor for Anthony Alfredo, driver for the Front Row Motorsports Nascar Cup Team, in the upcoming race this weekend at Martinsville. Front Row also Tweeted a picture of their fully painted car in the garage. Alfredo tweeted a side by side picture with his iRacing sim car and the real-life car

Sim to Reality [Hall]

Alfredo tweeted a side by side picture with his iRacing sim car and his new real-life car making a trasition from Sim to Reality.



Throwback Cup [Brian]

For the first time iRacing is holding a Special Event, the inaugural Throwback cup. A 400 lap race at the historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in the classic ’87 Chevy Monte Carlo and ’87 Ford Thunderbird.

  • Time Slots: Friday 22:00 GMT, Saturday 7:00, 12:00, 16:00 GMT
  • License Restrictions: Oval D 4.0 and up
  • Cars Competing: 1987 NASCAR Cup Series Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird
  • Event Format: 120 minutes open practice, 5 minutes/2 laps qualifying, 30 minutes warmup, 400 lap race

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-throwback-cup-debuts-this-weekend/



Good Idea? [Tyler]

Ricky Hall posed the question on the socials asking that he can’t be the only person that wants to see monster trucks in iRacing..



Season 2 Patch 3 Release Notes [Mike]

Alex Gustafson dropped in the forums pthe details of patch number 3 in season 2’s build including great advances in the new damage model for the Arca cars and ’87 Chevy Monte Carlo and ’87 Thunderbird.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3800245.page#12456228



Prediction [Hall]

A bold prediction came in the forums from Thomas Guldalian who posted that he thinks a new Porsche will be released being that there is a TBD status for the car in the last Porsche Tag Heuer All-Star race, and the first Porsche Cup came out during their season.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3800238.page#12456153



Trophies Inbound [Brian]

VCO esports tweeted a picture of the trophies they promised to the winners of the 12 Hours of Sebring class winners.



You Can Drive Through It [Tyler]

iRacing staffer Alex Horn posted a video on his Twitter page where he adds clips from Days of Thunderinto an amazing piece of wreck avoidance on iRcing making for an awesome movie recreation/iRacing scene.



How To Get Out Of Rookies [Greg]

The online motorsports magazine Overtake has an article advising how to escape the rookie class in iRacing. Some of their bullet points are…

MAKE SURE YOU’RE READY

LOSE SOME BATTLES TO WIN THE WAR

ASSUME THE WORST

https://www.overtake.gg/news/3706-how-to-get-out-of-rookies-class-fast-in-iracing?sf141873329=1



Season 2 Build Refresher [Mike]

iRacing posted a very well produced video on their Youtube Channel highlighting all of the new features from the season 2 build.



Race with us and our Sponsor Gridfinder [Hall]

It’s not too late to register for the Gridfinder Invitational Daytona 75 this Saturday and race with Team Tifosi.

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Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

You’ve heard us talk about the Spotlights. Those of us that have them here at iRacers Lounge absolutely love them. So much, we have become an affiliate! With the roll out of their new Spotlights Pro. Here’s your chance to check them out, you won’t be disappointed. Enter coupon code: IRACERSLOUNGE for 10% off!!

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2832513123680008/?d=n


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


11th Gen Intel [Mike]

Intel has introduced the 11th gen i7-11700k Intel Core processor. The benchmark scores and other reviews have been less than glowing including Youtube product reviewer Gamers Nexus description as a “Waste of Sand”

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798435.page#12440972



Teammate Tyler sends in – Rig Review [Tyler]

Real GT has a prototype of a 180 degree projection style system with an authentic GT cockpit

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SimRacingPublic/permalink/1966814476789628/



Company Review [Brian]

Rexing a Croatian company offers a carbon fiber GT wheel for sim racing with a 4.3″ LCD display for 1,240 euros plus vat.



An Old Fav [Greg]

HPP offers the fantastic JBV 3 Pedal System for $1395.00

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https://www.hppsimulation.com/product-page/jbv-3-pedal-system

Mark Hargett posted in the iRacing forums that he has designed a new version of pedals and pads for the HPP JBV Pedals. They are made of thick stainless steel and the pads can be used with or without the non skid skins. Also the HPP Simulations website has also been updated.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/300/3677620.page#12455829

https://www.hppsimulation.com/



VRS Pedals [Mike]

VRS is now taking reservations for their new VRS Direct Force Pro Pedals. Owners of the DirectForce Pro wheelbase will have the first option to purchase if they get on the reservation list.

  • Throttle and brake pedals only: USD 649 / EUR 549 VAT incl.
  • Optional clutch: USD 249 / EUR 199 VAT incl.
  • Optional throttle, brake, and clutch hydraulic damper kit USD 149 / EUR 149 VAT incl.


Company Review [Brian]

Complx Simworks makes flag lights, stream decks and more to customize your rigs.



Company Review [Hall]

VPG Simlabs is an EU company that offers its Elemento Formula Wheels in a variety of colors at 950.00 pounds, as well as other accessories.

https://vpgsimlab.co.uk/



Fanatec Owners Group [Mike]

Facebook has a Fanatec Owners Group that you can join which will let you discuss, ask and answer questions about your Fanatec product like how to remove a wheel that’s stuck on the wheel base.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/299888563809613/permalink/1140107913121003/



Rig Review [Hall]

AussieStig on Twitter posted a photo of his rig and setup in his sim racing studio.



CSE button Boxes [Brian]

CSE (Custom Sim Engineering) has their Eau Rouge button box designed for the Fanatec DD wheel bases for 159 pounds

Eau Rouge

https://www.customsimengineering.com/bb-dd



New Player on the Market [Mike]

coming in at $1200 The new Q3 Simsport pedal set with Full hydraulic brake and clutch using high end automotive components such as Wilwood with a Leo Bodnar Load cell PCB Brain. The brake force is adjustable giving the racer precise control of the feel of the brake. The clutch pedal travel can be adjusted and also comes with a hard and a soft spring. The throttle also has a hard and soft spring and also has an adjustable pneumatic damper, for precise feel and control. These pedals come filled and bled from the factory ready for you to bolt to your rig, tune and drive.

Pedal 1.jpg

https://www.q3simsport.com/shop/p/oor56vbbe2bn6cy3b4pb27a7r9hx1y

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799270.page#12457108



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Race:  Martinsvile

Hall – p 9,  Did my darndest to keep nose clean, still had to run that last 50 laps with 16x, so was pretty happy to sneak away in top split with p9.  Race had 30 cautions for 147 laps.  People just race stupid at short tracks.

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p. 18 dq’d out w 10 to go – was fighting for the lead at one point

Rochette P3 25 cautions dodged and weaved and survived with only a ghost 4x. Tried to get leaders but was getting loose on exit

Dallara Jet Car -Ellis –  Spa – DNF friday – Started in the back gained a few spots but went off and lost them – then trying to pass a guy we hit and get damage…



Official Series

  • PDS Euro Sprint

Hall 2 total Daytona Wins




League / Hosted Races

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    • 🏁 Congratulations Steve Thomson #67 Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Martinsville Speedway,
    • Josh Robinson #23 Finished 2nd
    • Dwayne McArthur #97 Finished 3rd


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 .” 

TITLE IDEAS

  1. Cautionsville
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Description

This week we introduce one of team Tifosi’s iRacers newest members Tyler Williamson. We review all of the newest in high performance pedal systems and we recount our caution filled stories at Cautionsville. All on this week’s episode of The iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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. 

Sponsors: 

www.grid-finder.com

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

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Episode 0273

4/1/2021 – April iFools – Episode 0273

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

On today’s show Evan Possoco will be joining us to cover the Coke Series Race at Auto Club, we’ll recap a great day at Sebring for some Tifosi teammates and our impressions on the NIS on Bristol Dirt.

And remember you can follow along with us on your 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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Topics



Coke News [Mike]

Standings – https://www.iracing.com/enascar/team-standings/

Parker Klingerman celebrates with his driver Bob Bryant on a video posted on his Twitter account.



Porsche Supercup Round 8 [Brian]

Josh Rogers takes the win in week 8 of the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup on the  Nordschleife circuit at Nurburgring amassing a near unsurpassable 127 point lead with just 2 weeks to go.

Standings – https://www.iracing.com/supercup/standings/



Porsche All-Star Race [Brian]

Jimmy Broadbent took the win in the feature race in the Porsche All-Star Race at the Nordschleife with Dave Cam taking the sprint race victory.



12 Hours of Sebring [Hall & Greg]

The 12 Hour of Sebring team consisting of Tifoso team members and your show hosts David Hall and Greg Hecktus finished in P3 in their split.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798878.page#12446299

Stats [Tony]

Rob Crouch posted all of the stats in the forums from this weekend’s 12 Hours of Sebring Race as only he can do.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799002.page#12447579

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799001.page#12447570

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799000.page#12447568



Listener Garrett Streets Sent in [AJ]

Listener Garrett Streets sent into the show a fantastic Twitch video of iRacing streamer Bacho Grande (John Bacho) a legally blind iRacer who picks up his first win in emotional fashion.

https://www.twitch.tv/bacho_grande/clip/OutstandingBoringLEDUncleNox-v7ugYF0XdNa_Kmmj



Release Notes – UI [Mike]

Nicholas Bailey from the iRacing staff posted the details of a zero-downtime update for the UI.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798696.page#12444488

And 1 day later another UI Patch [Brian]

One day later Nicholas Bailey announced another UI patch.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799229.page#12448335



Season 2 Patch 2 Release Notes [Hall]

Alex Gustafson posted in the forums the details of Season 2 Patch 2 including a new method of payment, Venmo.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798932.page#12446994

Venmo Details [Tony]

iRacing Support posted a link to the forums with more details of the new Venmo payment method.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799207.page#12448132

UI Release Notes

Another zero downtime update from iRacing

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799424.page#12450676



eRacer Market [AJ]

eRacer Market is a website marketplace where the sim racing community buys and sells

https://eracr.co/



iRating School Survey [Mike]

Kyle Rusinko is taking a survey ion the forums to gather data on the correlation between account age and iRating and is asking for as much data from the community for a school statistics class project.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798935.page#12447053



Josh Berry Late Model Win [Brian]

JR Motorsports announced a victory for Josh Berry in a Late Model Race at Tri-County Motor Speedway in iRacing colors. Berry won the 75-lap NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series event on the .400-mile oval Saturday night, while teammate William Cox III recovered from a late spin to earn an eighth-place finish.  Josh made his second appearance in the familiar All Things Automotive/iRacing Chevrolet Late Model this season,



Throwback Cup [Hall]

Greg West posted in the forums the details of the Throwback Cup, a 400 lap race in the ’87 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and the ’87 Ford Thunderbird to be held April 9-10.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799208.page#12448185



Epic Factor [Tony]

In the first episode of a video series called Epic Factor, they visit with Joshua Rogers, the fastest sim racer.

https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159411329686085/?d=n



Daytona 75 [Mike]

Our good friends at Grid-Finder are hosting the Grid-Finder Invitational #3 Daytona 75 on April 10th including a Livery Competition.

https://www.grid-finder.com/event-apr



24 Hours of Nürburgring [AJ]

Greg West posted in the forums the details of the  24 Hours of Nürburgring to be held on April 23-25th

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799308.page#12449125



Bristol Dirt Review [Hall]

After the conclusion of the NIS series week at Bristol Dirt, what are your thoughts about the addition of dirt to the series?



RIP William Marsh [Brian]

The iRacing community morns the loss of William Marsh of Sim Racing Paddock. Will Ford of Boosted Media was a good friend of William’s and gave his thoughts on on his freind of many years.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNINpMPB1xS/?igshid=uzy83zvj9bjh

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799461.page



April Fools [Tony]

Formula Vee coming to iRacing?

[AJ]

Fanatec announced their new DD 0.5

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799486.page

[Mike]

Midwest Simulations has a new BFL spotlight system. Also works in VR!

https://www.facebook.com/367316010337691/posts/1244792789256671/?d=n

[Mike]

Logitech announces it’s new Logitech, or Dogitech wheel base for dogs.

[Hall]

eRacr announces it’s new iRacing mobile app for phones and tablets.




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

You’ve heard us talk about the Spotlights. Those of us that have them here at iRacers Lounge absolutely love them. So much, we have become an affiliate! With the roll out of their new Spotlights Pro. Here’s your chance to check them out, you won’t be disappointed. Enter coupon code: IRACERSLOUNGE for 10% off!!

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

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Fantasy [Tony]



Hardware/Software


Sim Racing Shoes [Brian]

Sparco is introducing the new HYPERDRIVE, the gaming shoes that combine comfort and performance with a cutting-edge design. Ultra-comfort and maximum lightness to help your driving performance even at home.

May be an image of footwear and text

https://www.facebook.com/548091942026296/posts/1773315509503927/?d=n



Sparco Sim Seat [Tony]

Sparco GP Gaming Seat priced at 460 euros. It’s currently out of stock, but Joe Sullivan posted in the forums that the Sparco rep he talked to said their goal is to have them available in about two months.

https://www.sparco-official.com/en/sedile-gp-gaming.html

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797971.page#12437038



NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Bristol

  • Ellis –  – p18 – Had a good run going top  5 and a guy who was riding the wall came off of it doored me down to nose first into the inside wall – 8 minutes damage – 8 laps down
  • Hall = P4  Stay top 5 whole race, just couldn’t execute on the first two laps of a run
  • Groves – P16 – Top 5 most of the race, got knocked in to pit road with 20 or so to go, couldn’t recover
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p 14 top split, running top 5, got sandwiched into wall hard and  got 18 second meatball.  Got last lucky dog to get on lead lap but no chance to gain spots.
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p6 – Ran back half of top 10 all night – only 10x by being super careful staying low – as high as 3rd but choked a bit on final run
    • Tyler – P 28 was behind 29 laps after a great performance of my driving skil. 1 meatball. 2 black flags. 3 spins and a partridge in a pear tree. Bye bye Bristol it’s me not you. 


Official Series

  • Ellis – p wrecked out – 
    • Then p11 – got door slammed and was down to 1930 hp, was running dead last and somehow finished 11th after the big one
    • Then wrecked out in two diff races
    • Then – p4 – finally put a race together and finished!

Kyle P – 25 – wrecked

  • PDS Euro Sprint
    • Hall Win at Daytona   #101
  • Dallara Jet Car -Ellis –  Hockenheim – ran during day Friday, 20 drivers, started p17 – made it to 9th in 1st lap, 2nd lap a guy from Finland runs over me from behind




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p3 – Ran back half of top ten most of the night – not too much damage had a god last run and gained a couple of spots – 
    • Tom D. P dnf
  • UCRA-richmond
    • Mike – p dnf – spun off late exit of 2 by myself – done… 


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 .” 

TITLE IDEAS

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Description

Evan Possoco stops by to recap the iRacing Coke Series race at Auto Club. We recap all of the action as iRacing comes to the Bristol Dirt track for the first time. We look back at a very successful weekend at Sebring for some of Tifosi’s best endurance drivers and try to sort out all of the April Fools teasers, all right here on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0272

03-25-2021 – Little Giant – Episode 0272

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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  • Joining me are the usual characters, ———— 


Introduction

This week we will be welcoming another new member as we introduce AJ Pritchett to the show. The Pro Invitational is back this week and cover all of the stories and much more. And remember you can follow along with us on your mobile device real time as you listen 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

AJ Pritchett

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? 
No photo description available.

Guest Specific Questions:

  1. What was the first question I ever asked you?
  2. Goals for 2021
  3.               
  4.  

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https://clips.twitch.tv/AntsyTrappedCookieNerfRedBlaster-qFLn8TTWS4DNC5OZ



Topics



Coke News [Hall]

Klingerman Sport Tweeted a ‘Mic Check’ segment that followed their drivers Bob Bryant and Isaac Gann’s radio chatter with their spotters thru last weeks Atlanta Coke Series Race.



Monday Night Racing League [Brian]

Podium eSports’ Monday Night Racing League was once again guest announced by none other than Daryll Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Adam Alexander.

The actual series finale race in the trucks at the Atlanta Motor Speedway was won by Nascar Developmental Drover Raja Caruth.



NASCAR Pro Invitational [Mike]

Wednesday night marked the return of the Nascar Pro Invitational on Fox Sports 1 Network racing at the new Bristol Dirt Track.

[Adam]

Erik Arneson added on Twitter that Wednesday’s race will have “in sim” reporters Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano.

[Kyle]

Jenna Fryer also Tweeted that Kyle Larson’s car in the Pro Invitational Race will be in his “Drive for 5” paint, a campaign that supports causes he worked with during his suspension last year.

[AJ]

David Schildhouse reported Tuesday on Twitter that Clint Bowyer, Dale Earnhardt Jr and Austin Cindric (driving the 2 car) will be in the race Wednesday and Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski

[Mike]

Timmy Hill Tweeted his disappointment in not being invited in the Pro Invitational Race despite competing in every cup race the last two seasons, And Jenna Fryer added that he won one of the iRacing events last season when it was the only sports on tv last year.

[Hall]

Nate Ryan, Dave Moody, Justin Melillo and Matt Weaver all jumped on the #LetTimmyIn Twitter campaign to have Timmy Hill added to the Pro Series lineup to the point the it was trending on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetTimmyrace?src=hashtag_click

[Brian]

Austin Cindric Tweeted yesterday morning that he had some big shoes to fill substituting for Brad Keselowski and suggested that Timmy Hill might be the man for the job.

…And by yesterday afternoon Team Penske, along with Nascar made it official that yes, Timmy Hill will be in the number 2 car for the Pro Invitational Race.

[Greg]

William Byron takes the checkered flag in the Series opener at Bristol Dirt

[Kyle]

Cody Hanley asked on Bob Pockrass’ Twitter account if there would be prize money for the Pro Invitational races, and he replied no, but Steve Myers responded that they will be giving away $5000 to the charity of choice of the winning driver for each race.

[AJ]

Things got a little wild on Bristol Dirt for the Pro drivers.



iRacing Videos And Fun [Greg]

Some interesting videos this week including an iRacing dirt promotional video and streamer Dave Cam with a video trying his hand at plate racing at Talladega in the Carb Cup.



Season 2 Patch 1 Hotfix 1 [Hall]

iRacing released the notes for Hotfix #1 for the Season 2 Patch.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797986.page#12436223



12 Hours of Sebring [Brian]

Greg West posted in the forums the details of this weekends 12 Hours of Sebring.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794571.page



RIP John King [Mike]

Mike Ouellette regrettably posted in the forums the sad news of the passing of Black Adder Team Owner John King after battling brain cancer. He was a passionate driver, team builder and mentor to his fellow friends and iRacers.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798081.page

iRacing Staffer Christian Challiner knew John from iRacing and posted his own thoughts about John in the forums.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3798081.page#12439314



Someone Has Raced As Me [Kyle]

Simon Butler from the UK noticed one day that his iRating had dropped even though he hadn”t raced. He checked his results and found that he had results in races while he was at work. He wondered if someone had used his login to race and contacted iRacing. Staffer Jason Bryfogle did some research and found that the questioned races were indeed from a different IP address

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798372.page#12440429



Porsche News [AJ]

Porsche Motorsports posted a tweet letting fans of the Porsche All-Star race that you can vote for which car they will race in the finale at Monza between the Cayman GT4 Clubsport, 911RSR or the 911GT3 Cup car.



2021 IndyCar Racing Series [Mike]

Greg West released the details of the upcoming Indycar Series including the schedule that will closely follow the actual 2021 Indycar Sreies.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798365.page



New Track Announced [Hall]

Motorsports reporter Adam Stern reported on Twitter that Nascar is working with the city of Chicago and iRacing to scan it’s streets to make a street course for the fifth iRacing Pro Series event.

Nascar Tweeted a video of a hot lap at the newly created Chicago Street Course.

[Brian]

Adam Stern followed up, rehashing a report that the Sports Business Journal announced in February of 2020 that Nascar had discussions about holding a possible real life street race around Chicago and Los Angeles, and speculated that the Chicago Street Course on iRacing may be an experiment in furthering the discussions

[Kyle]

Jason Perry Asked in the forums if the Chicago track will be available for the general subscribers, or just fire the Pro Invitational event. Steve Myers for iRacing assured him that iRacing would not have done the project if we could not put it up for sale! I expect it will be finished in late May in time for this event.

We would not have done the project if we could not put it up for sale! I expect it will be finished in late May in time for this event.

And this is a very different project than Monaco. The vast majority of the track is on the lake side of a park. Yes we are going to have to model some of the city but not as much as a track more centrally located in a city. When it is done it is going to be beautiful. The parks are going to be gorgeous and there will be an iconic shot at the start/finish line (if it does not change) with the fountain in the back.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/3798593.page#12444045



Crew Chiefs using iRacing Dirt [Mike]

In a news article on the Hendricks Motorsports website they report that Greg Ives, the crew chief for the 48 team said “iRacing is a huge tool for us as engineers and crew chiefs for us to understand what we may be challenged with. We try to set up changes here and there; it doesn’t technically correlate 100% but it does give you a general idea of what changes may do.”

http://www.hendrickmotorsports.com/news/articles/111489/crew-chiefs-using-iracing-to-navigate-unknowns-of-bristol-dirt#.YFvNYzN1Jh8.twitter



IMSA iRacing Pro Series Returns [Hall]

Not to be outdone by Nascar, IMSA announced that their Pro Series will be returning in April.



Mainstream Media Coverage [Brian]

An article in the LA Times documents the initial run of the Pro Invitational Series last year with the suspension of the regular season and it’s continuation this year while actual races are still being held.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2021-03-24/nascar-continue-iracing-even-though-real-races-back-on-track



Kyle Doing Dirt Work for iRacing [Kyle]

Steve Myers posted on the socials giving Kyle Larson a lot of credit in the development and testing of the Nascar, Bristol Dirt experiment.



NDM – Development Update [Mike]

iRacing Staffer Alex Gustafson posted a note in the forums the iRacing is aware that the suspension on current NDM cars is weak in some situations. They are working on the problems on a car by car basis and will release updates when they are happy with their testing results.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798467.page#12441355



Most Strangest Incident [Hall]

Azril Nazli Alias posted a video of an odd incident where a car flies into an overpass and comes down crashing onto his car.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3798566.page#12442642



Fontana Giveaway [Kyle]

Auto Club Speedway will be doing a giveaway in anticipation of the upcoming iRacing Coke Series race on Tueasday March 30th. Prizes include a Coca Cola mini refridgerator, an Auto Club Speedway victory lane hat, and a year membership in iRacing.

To enter, fill in your information below. You will know you have properly entered when “Successfully Subscribed. Thank You” appears after clicking “Sign Up“. There will be only 1 (one) grand prize winner. Review sweepstakes rules here

https://www.autoclubspeedway.com/iracing-sweepstakes/?linkId=100000037883599



Indycar iRacing Challenge [AJ]

Tonight is the continuation if the 2021 Indycar Challenge, tin ight is at Homestead Speedway and can be streamed on Indycar.com



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/


Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


iRacing Has Hardware Partner [Hall]

Next Level Racing is excited to announce that they will be partnering with iRacing to bring a new sim rig to the market.

https://www.adaptnetwork.com/gaming/sim-racing/iracing-next-level-racing-co-branded-cockpit/



Rig Review [Brian]

A Little Giant of a racing rig that bring rig building to a new level

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMStn4MBZso/?igshid=17pdkuxyq6pmt



Listener Eric Whiting Sends In [Mike]

Listener Eric Whiting sends in the D_Box 4250i G3 Haptic System, and 80/20 add-on actuator motion system.

https://sim-lab.eu/shop/product/d-box-4250i-g3-haptic-system-428#attr=443,447

[Kyle]

And Eric sends in another one – the Next Level Racing® GTtrack Frame Only cockpit. A proven solution with a great price point that’s built to handle direct drive wheels, pedals, and other high-end electronics. Prices starting at $599

GTTRACK FRAME ONLY | Next Level Racing

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1565395030322327&id=297579510437225&sfnsn=mo



Sim Lab New Product [Hall]

Sim Lab has been working on a wheelstand for some time to create a budget solution but with the quality everyone expects from a Sim-Lab rig! Pricing: wheelstand €179 +Add-on €79 inc. VAT. Available in ~8 weeks! It handles DD-wheels!

Photo by Sim-Lab on March 15, 2021.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMb7A_WBCGE/?igshid=10mn1egd5dbau



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Atlanta

  • Ellis –  – p14 – ran back half of top ten most of night – two gf runs in a row then some cautions at the end – was 9th on final restart and choked and slipped back to 14.
  • Hall = P24 couldn’t avoid early wreck,  limped around rest of race
  • Rochette P Can i stop being wrecked please
  • David – p 23, when wrong way with set
  • Tom D – Crashed. Couldn’t miss them
  • Rochette- Pparked it against gut went with another set.. ended up 2 laps down with no recovery so just parked it

Kyle – P Started P4 Kept it in the top 10 all race long and kept out of trouble. We came to a GWC in P1 but couldn’t hold off the #8 Car and brought home a P2.

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Stephen – wrecked out
    • Tyler – P 14?
    • Kyle – P4- Started P2 Got a caution on Lap 23 came out of Pits P3 behind a driver with old tires.he got wrecked and collected me. Pitted for repairs went one lap down in 29th till i got the lucky dog on Lap 58 and then battled my way back to the front to finish P4

Race:  Bristol

  • Wed Open:
  • Hall – p wrecked out by the dirtiest driver in top split
  • Tom D. P18. Was not comfortable at beginning of race. Learned a lot. Look forward to Sunday to use what I have learned 
  • Ellis – p4 – Qualified p4 – ran top 5 all night – got 12 x basically in first 20 laps – then with about 30 to go hit 18 had to do the drive through – was 19th – drove it up to 4th in two short runs – 
  • Rochette – P5 hung out in top 5 99% of the race which was aboot 65% pacing but when we did go green had alot of fun. Ran with Chris which ended up 3rd 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – wrecked, initial spin was on my, but a driver instead of stoping accelerated through me and put me on my roof
    • Ellis – p. 

Rochette P3 top 4 car all race but was a bit conservitive on final laps waiting for the leaders to hit the wall and slide under em Bristol Dirt is waaaaaaayyy better than actual Bristol



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Kyle P – Atlanta P1 started in P2 and watched the leader drive off to lead until green flag pit stops. After the pit stops cycled through rane 2nd behind the leader by 11 seconds. I saved my tires and was able to catch the leader with 15 to go and made my move with 12 laps to go to take the lead and pulled to a 4 second lead to take the win.

Kyle P – Bristol Dirt P3 started P6 banged off the wall all race long was able to keep on the lead lap and brought home a P3

  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall Win #100 at Sebring

Dallara Jet Car -Ellis –  Hockenheim  – p2 – out of 2 drivers 




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p6 – Two early cautions then two gf stops in a row in the middle of the second one, caution – took a waveby – then fought for lucky dog and got it and a caution – p7 to lead lap, gained one more spot – nothing for the leaders I needed track position
    • Stephen – dnf
    • Tom D. P-dnf – got involved in a lap 1 crash. Thought I had a good piece going into the race. 
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – p9. Ran top 10 all race.  Was fighting for a top 5.  Late race yellow, got passed on the short run


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 .” 

TITLE IDEAS

  1. Little Giant
  2. .
  3. .

Description

This Week we welcome new show co-host and Tifosi team member AJ Pritchett, who won in his first NIS as a Tifosi team member. The Nascar Pros return to iRacing with the Pro Invitational at Bristol Dirt and we’ll review all of the happenings and we’ll see a Little Giant of a rig in hardware/software, so tune in to the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Episode 0271

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

3/18/2021 – Geg, Don’t Leave Me Hangin’ – Episode 0271

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Introduction

Today we welcome and introduce to the listeners, new member to the show, Kyle Pendygraft. Also, Evan Posocco will be along to cover this weeks emotional iRacing Coke Series Race and much more.



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Special Guest

Kyle Pendygraft

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=457210

https://www.facebook.com/loudpedalgaming

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:

  1. Loud Pedal Gaming
    1. I am a big nascar fan and got tired of nascar heat series games and always had a fascination with iracing just never had a PC that could handle it until last march
  2. I normally run all 3 Nascar series, but I do bounce around to some open wheel Road racing and IMSA class races.
  3.   Simexperience ProV2 Direct Drive wheel, Fanatec Clubsport V3 with the brake and gas mods, Thrustmaster TH8 Shifter and an ebay hand brake. All of thats mounted on a Next Level GT Track rig.          
  4. TomaHawk B450 Max motherboard with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a MSI Geforce 2070 Triz fozr GPU
    1. Thrustmaster TX 300 wheel and the T300 pedals and the thrustmasterTH8 shifter
  5. Monitors  
    1. I use 4 monitors but only use 3 for iRacing
    2. I recently sold my Oculust Rift S VR Headset
  6. Yes im apart of TIFOSI racing team
  7. I run in the IROC Challenge Series Which is a IROC themed league. We just finished up season 2 in the ARCA cars and about to start up Season 3 in the Truck series. I also race in the Majors. This is my first season in the majors. I also run in the WORC I race in their sports car series.
  8. I would have to say my win at Talladega in the trucks as i got wrecked and went across the line backwards and got the win which was my first ever win in iRacing as i had only been in the sim for less then a month at that point.


Topics



Coke Race [Mike]

Media Guide – https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797576.page#12432495

https://s100.iracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-eNASCAR-MEDIA-GUIDE.pdf

https://www.iracing.com/clampitt-snaps-44-race-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-win-drought-at-atlanta/



Supercup All-Star Race [Hall]

IRL Driver wins the feature event in his inaugural start in the Porsche Supercup All-Star Race at Circuit de Spa

Supercup Results [Brian]

Sebastian Job pulls out a double win in Saturday’s iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup series with a narrow win over Alejandro Sanchez.

https://www.iracing.com/job-returns-to-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-winners-circle-kanaan-wins-all-star-race-at-spa/



Tic-Tac-Toe [Greg]

iRacing has teamed up with Nitro Circus for some Tic-Tac-Toe and you can win cool prizes if you win consecutive races in the three weeks of wild races including the LMP1 on superspeedways, street stocks on rally cross and Pro 2 trucks on a road course.



Indycar Series Poll [Kyle]

Fans of the NTT Indycar Racing Series can decide the location of the third race of the season by participating in a poll in the Indyracing Challenge Twitter page. #INDYCARChallenge

Race Participants [Greg]

https://www.iracing.com/indycar-iracing-challenge-race-preview-montreal/



Majeski in the SLM’s [Mike]

Ty Majeski brings the iRacing painted Super Late Model back into victory lane in his fourth win at the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway!



iRacing Job Postings [Hall]

iRacing is back in the jobs market looking for applications in the following fields…

https://www.iracing.com/job-opportunities/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796661.page#12427381



Bridge Not Burned [Brian]

Kyle Busch showed he apparently is holding no grudges with former JGR driver Malik Ray by sending him an autographed helmet which the 2 time Nascar champion sent him free of charge without being asked.



IMSA Leaderboard Light [Greg]

iRacing painting guru Brian Simpson announced in the forums that with the addition of proper IMSA branding to the cars racing in the official IMSA Sportscar series, the leaderboard lighting system was added to each car.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796622.page#12427077



Camping World Cash [Kyle]

Camping Worlds CEO Marcus Lemonis is rewarding $20,000 prize money to the top 3 best Camping World Truck designers. You must enter using #campingworldwinner., and he will personally be picking the top 6 while the fans will pick the overall winner.



Ray Alfalla Gives the Skinny [Tony]

Ray Alfalla, 4 time Coke Series Champ, posted a video clip in the forums of a possible glitch on his JGR Toyota Camry where the tires get narrow when you reach around 20 mph, and go back to normal slower than that.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796600.page#12426960



Dallara iR-01 at Summit Point [Mike]

iRacing posted a video of the Dallara iR-01 at Summit Point and it is FAST!



Listener Jose Banales Sent In [Hall]

Listener Jose Banales would like to announce that the endurance Racing League is hosting their first Money race of the year! It’s on May 1st @7pm ET. (Gander Trucks) @ Daytona (100 laps), (Fixed setup) For more Information *Ask for our discord server, Send League Request into League #6373 on IRacing. *Driver Fee is 10$ Must PM Jose to Submit payment and get your name & # added to the lineup list, Depending on the size of the field we will be running a Qualification Race & Heats.

May be an image of car and text that says 'LIVEO ERUI ENDURANCE ENDURANCERG RACING THANK YOU GRC THE GREEN FLAG WILL DROP ON MAY 1st AT 7PM EST!!! 100$ Guaranteed To Winner of The Race!!! The More Cars The More Money Up For Grabs The Top Ten Cars Will Be Paid 10$ Entry Fee Fixed Setup Winner will receive THE trophy from Bobs DAYTONA CUSTOM TROPHIES INC 100'

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2856197401311580/?d=n



Legend and Street Stock Crashes [Brian]

iRacing Support is letting everyone running the ’87 Legends cars and the street stocks that they are aware of game crashes to the desktop with those cars and are working of fixing the problem.



Monday Night Racing [Kyle]

In a great finish of the Monday Night Racing League at Auto Club in California Anthony Alfredo held off Anders Krohn on the final lap to take the win.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=5461989340492675



Season 2 Patch 1 [Greg]

iRacing released the details of it’s season 2 Patch to be deployed on Friday at 9:00am est.

https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000159752-2021-season-2-patch-1-release-notes-2021-03-16-03-

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797649.page#12433210



Dale Jr to get Dirty [Kyle]

JR Motorsports announced on Twitter that Dale Jr will be racing in the Degree sponsored cup car in the Pro Invitational dirt race at Bristol.

https://www.jrmracing.com/media/2021/03/18/dale-jr-to-contest-enascar-iracing-pro-invitational-on-dirt-at-bristol-with-deg



Throughput Messages Getting Updated [Mike]

While running an IRL Race Alan Broz stated in the forums that an entire field was disconnected during the race in what appears to be a glitch in the service. Nicholas Bailey replied that there are some changes coming (not in tomorrows patch) that should clarify what’s happening and why.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797565.page#12432783

Christian Challiner replied that if the sim crashed, you can check your Documents/iRacing folder you should see .log and .dmp files at the bottom in the format ‘iRacingSim64DX11_XXhXXmXXs’ that can help diagnose crashes

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797468.page#12432351



MultiGroove Update – Do you Like It? [Tony]

Driver Manuel Valdes posted in the forums that he really likes the new multgroove racing model from the last build. What are your thoughts?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797548.page#12432264



ALL Release Notes [Hall]

In an iRacing post from Susan Flint, iRacing has now posted the release notes from every build and patch to the sim from all the way back to July 31, 2008

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/1841655.page



BMW Sim GT Cup [Greg]

Greg West released on the forums the details of the next in the BMW Sim GT Cup races. This one to be held on Sunday, March 21 at Silverstone.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797658.page#12433285



Randomly Being Signed Out [Tony]

Driver Terry Silvers asked if anyone else is being randomly signed out of the UI? He was in the middle of a B-OPEN race… and the UI pops up and he was signed out and did not receive credit for that race. Apparently it has happened to other that responded to the post. Staffer Nicholas Bailey said there was a fix a couple of weeks ago that was supposed to remedy the situation, but they’re gonna have to look back at the situation.

https://clips.twitch.tv/ImpartialPiercingBaconWOOP

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3797622.page#12433289

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791073.page#12374877



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Fantasy [Tony]



Hardware/Software


GT Omega Prime Review [Hall]

The Sim Channel does a full YouTube video review of the GT Omega Prime 80/20 profile chassis.



Listener Rico245 Sent In: [Brian]

Listener Rico245 sent in a teaser video of the new Thrustmaster formula rim which according to their video will be released on April 20, 2021. OC Racing posted a YouTube video on their channel speculating the specs of the new rim.



To Force Feedback or Not? [Greg]

Kneebon5 asks the question in a YouTube video if it’s quicker to race with force feedback on or off.



Yaw VR [Kyle]

Vito Zarpioni posted a video of himself racing in the Yaw VR Motion simulator.

Yaw VR Motion Simulator

https://www.yawvr.com/



Quick Tip [Tony]

Bruce Peterson asks how to move black boxes and mirrors around in the interior of the car.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3795294.page#12419819



Don’t Leave Me Hangin [Mike]

Extreme SimRacing USA shows a rig setup with a ceiling mounted PC and triple monitor mount.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CMPofZfgmb7/?igshid=57wkd7x888mb



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Fri open: Vegas
    • Ellis –  – p  wrecked out. I ended up being the first caution when I spun my myself out after coming from 20th to eIghth. Not much damage came from 27th back up to 5th. Running fifth I’m going by Jonathan Dickert and he takes me out.  He had a nice apology though. No I’m in the back again. I’m coming out of turn four and my force feedback stops. Wheel turned to jelly in my hand and I don’t know what to do with myself and wreck the car. No I’m dead last for five minutes damage just riding around getting lapped and somebody goes on the high side of me and dumps me end of the wall. This was after a drive-through penalty for too many incidents. 
  • Greg – p2
  • Tom D – P16. Qualified 11th.  Rand in top 5 for the first half before getting involved into a crash after a restart. Got a lot of damage. I still have Sunday to look forward to. 
  • Hall = P 11 Top Split!  Excited to run this well back in top split, slow start to season might be turning around
  • Rochette P Its ok @Mike Ellis they wrecked on a restart with 14 to go and i got meatballed

Adam – 8th place top split finish baby

  • Sunday Open
    • David – p  11 topsplit, green flag stop at end.  Was real good on long run

Tom D – P7. Ran decent all race. Messed up on final 2 laps and lost a position.  I’ll take at top 10

Kyle – P  Ran top 10 until lap 99 was taken out by P5 in turn 3. Car was tight but after a couple adjustments the car seemed to be dialed in. Unfortunate break but still a good strong showing.

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p 4 – got in two different incidents early about 15 down on horsepower – 45 seconds damage – got that fixed and came up from the back to top 5 – ran there to the end – had nothing for the leaders….
    • Brian – P5  Missed Qualifying. Lots of cautions-mostly over aggressive driving.  Patience and wreck avoidance payed off for a top 5

Race:  Atlanta

Hall – p14,  got loose on a restart with 44 to go, took myself out across someones nose.  Limped around as a lot of other people took them selves out and stole a 14th.  Car was long run fast though, went from 28th to 13th in 40 laps at start.

Ellis – p 6- Had some early damage in a early caution period and ended up in the back but worked my way up and green flag runs for over 100 laps but it did cycle in my favour to

Rochette – Pwrecky- good long run was running down 4th with 24 to go and just throttled in the wall 

  • Thurs Open  
    • Kyle – P Started P11 fought my way through the field and maintained a P4 until final pit cycle. Came out 8th Worked backup to finish P5
    • Ellis – p -wrecked out. Had a good run going came from the back. Guy killed the wall and came across into me. 
    • Rochette P-double wrecky went lap down on GF stop by speeding got my lap back via wavy flag. On restart cucks in front wreck and i zigged right into the wall while P8 grrrrrrrg


Official Series

Dallara IR01 – Battle of Little Wings  – Ellis – Ran a couple, wrecked out.Really tough w the slower traffic

  • Ellis  – p 
    • Dallara IR01-Watkins Glen- Probably did 20 practice laps started the race there were six people I qualified fifth and wrecked on the first lap. Tanner McCullough was in the race and gave us some tips about tire compounds. 

Super late models 

Hall – p14,  got loose on a restart with 44 to go, took myself out across someones nose.  Limped around as a lot of other people took them selves out and stole a 14th.  Car was long run fast though, went from 28th to 13th in 40 laps at start.




League / Hosted Races

  • Pacific Majors – 
    • Hall – p worst, just no pace and jacked car up worse than I thought

 Tom – F3 @ Zolder – Sprint race P33 – crashed early. Main Race – P21 – ran what I could. We started 50 cars on a track I didn’t know that well with guys who are way fast at road than me. But Richie finished 2nd and 3rd. 

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p.5 – came from the back – ran top 5 most of the time – led some laps with about 30 to go – had a great battle for the win w Tyler Marble – Ran my tires off trying to hold him off
    • Stephen – 
    • Tom D. P2 – started 17th, man I can’t qualify.  Ran to the top 5.  Got some major right front damage before last stop.  Was able to work up to 2nd.  Didn’t have anything for the win with the damage to my car
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – p19 – Qualified 4th. Was running 3rd on lap 50 when my power dropped. It came back, but I lost a couple laps


Final Thoughts




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TITLE IDEAS

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Description

We all welcome new show co-host and special guest this week Kyle Pendygraft! We double dip with guest Evan Posocco who helps us recap the iRacing Coke Series this week at Atlanta. Season 2 bugs show up this week that we’ll review, and we’ll see what’s hangin’ in hardware/software all on this week’s iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0270

3/11/2021 – The Bubble has Arrived – Episode 0270

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



Content Teasers [Hall]

Dale Earnhardt Jr had the honor of tweeting the teaser of the new, updated super late model car.



iRacing SLM Reveal Video [Adam]

iRacing accompanied the reveal of the super late model update with a companion video to show off the new car in action.



New Dirt Road [Greg]

iRacing challenges it’s fans to try to guess the new Pro Truck track that will make it’s debut in the season 2 build.



Bark River International Raceway [Adam]

iRacing reveals the new Bark River International Raceway in a new introduction video.



Hockenheim [Mike]

The newest road course on the service is a classic from Germany. iRacing video introduces HockenheimRing to the service.

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

Hockenheim Hot Lap [Hall]

Take a lap along with iRacing around Hockenheimring in a Dallara P217

Jim Clark Memorial [Brian]

iRacing adds a nice touch detail to the Hockenheimring, the Memorial of Jim Clark, the British Grand Prix driving legend who died in a fatal crash at the track in 1968.



New Pace Car [Greg]

iRacing has added a new sedan styled pace car to the service in the new season 2 build



Barcelona Rallycross [Adam]

A new rallycross track configuration has been added to the Barcelona Circuit bringing more rallycross fun to the sim.



New Paint Shop in iRacing UI [Mike]

Jimmy Van Veen on Tweeted out for everyone to check out the new paint shop in the iRacing UI for those who don’t want to want to use Photoshop.



NDM – ’87 Legend Cars [Hall]

The Nascar ’87 stock cars were one of the cars receiving a new damage model with some spectacular results.



GT3 AI [Brian]

The GT3 cars are getting an AI update in the new build and iRacing posted a video of a human driver with an AI field at Road Atlanta.

Greg West reveals the release of the GT3 AI coming to the 7 GT3 cars on the service.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794866.page#12414325



Release Notes [Mike et all]

Here we go, the pre-release draft notes for the 2021 Season 2, with the final notes to be released after the build is officially deployed.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3795073.page



Build Aftermath [Greg]

Shortly after the release of the new build iRacing had an issue where you couldn’t get into practice sessions. If you registered early for a race you couldn’t get into the Open Practice, but when the race started you could get in at that time.



UMP Modified Problems [Adam]

Tanner Clawson posted in the forums that he thinks the update ruined what was a fun class to run, the UMP Modifieds. The car has no hike and is nothing like what a real Modified would be like. Tyler Hudson for iRacing replied that they’re looking to patch soon and have improvements in for this car. He just tested them and it’s back to more like it was prior to the patch but with the current car’s tire.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3795680.page#12423442



UMP Gets Pulled [Mike]

The UMP’s did get pulled from week 13 as announced by Tyler Hudson as the patch will not be deployed until early next week.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796127.page#12425163



Bark River Bumps [Hall]

Nick Neben noticed that it appears a bump was modeled graphically on the second to last corner, but does nothing as the underlying track we drive on does not have it. So every car just drives through the mound on corner entry. Others in the forums confirmed the situation, but iRacing has yet to resolve the problem.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796041.page#12424379



Season 2 Hotfix 1 [Brian]

The first hotfix was already released this morning including the late release of the McLaren 570s GT4

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796112.page#12424997



Late Addition the McLaren 570s GT4 [Greg]

The McLaren 540s GT4 was a part of the season 2 hotfix update.

Why in a Hotfix [Adam]

So, why was the release of the McLaren done in a hotfix and not with the build update? According to Shawn Nash at iRacing it had to do with a last minute licensing approval and came as a surprise to many of the staff as well as us.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796116.page#12425230



Multiple Groove Racing ? [Mike]

Tyler Hudson explains the how the new aero model is the first step in the goal of opening up the lanes for multiple groove racing.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3795079.page#12417324



The Bubble has Arrived [Hall]

Paul Johnson mentioned in the forums regarding the new aero package that you can’t just run wide open anymore, you have to have the guy in front back up to you by dragging the brake or you have to get a huge run to break the bubble. But the bubble feels a little strong right now. iRacing’s Eric Hudec responded that Paul is correct, and we spent a lot of time making sure what happens in the sim is what’s happening on the real cars. Cars up in the front should be roughly “stalled” behind another car and stuck against a bubble, cars in the back (or locked onto another car) should be having to lift off the throttle to keep from driving through cars in front.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3795803.page#12424189



RTP [Brian]

The iRacing Road to Pro Series debuted this week with a photo fines in split 2 with Santiago Tirres barely holding off teammate Nick Shelton. Jacob Hitz Tweeted the video with a shout out to STN Racing for running the show.

Santiago Tirres also Tweeted his thanks to everyone in his box and the Norse Force Racing setup guys after the photo finish victory.



RTP Top Split

RTP Top Split [Greg]

Justin Melillo tweeted out the results of the Road to Pro top split with the win going to Parker Retzlaff and second going to Darik Bourdeau.



Season 2 Schedule [Mike]

Tyler Hudson dropped the Season 2 schedule in the forums

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3795609.page#12421042



Who Knows the Nordschleife [Hall]

Alex McFarlane asks on the forums who knows the Nordschleife by heart and created a poll to ask the community.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3332940.page#9249891



Josh Berry Diecasts [Brian]

At PlanB Sales you can pre-order your own autographed, or non-autographed Josh Berry 1:24 iRacing die cast car



Season 1 Stats [Hall]

Rob Crouch has come thru again with the full iRacing stats from 2021 Season 1

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3795881.page#12422811

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796025.page#12424247

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796080.page#12424622



Neat Idea [Brian]

Andrew Berry posted in the forums the interesting idea that the iRacing Superspeedway should have it’s own series where the cars change every week, but the track stays the same.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3795944.page#12423553



2021 iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Series [Greg]

Greg West posted in the forums the details of the new iRacing Nurburgring Endurance Series. I  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.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3796005.page



IndyCar is Back [Mike]

The iRacing NTT Indy Car series will be making it’s return on March 18th at Montreal and March 25th at Homestead and you can watch these events live on indycar.com.



Curb Appeal [Hall]

Greg West posted in the forums the process and difficulty in modeling 3D curbs in response to members noticing the flat curbs at the new HockenheimRing track.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3795285.page#12420084



The Power of Giving [Mike]

In a Facebook video on People, a woman gifts her physically challenged sister who loves cars a dream present, and her reaction is priceless.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=446636990090285



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


How Many Cores Do We Use Now? [Mike]

In a forum thread wondering about the amount of threads iRacing uses David Tucker mentioned on a forum thread that “now that sound is using a full thread it is possible to have 4 working very hard with our physics, graphics, particle effect, and sound threads. We also have a pile of helper threads to handle side tasks like painting cars and loading faster Having more cores for those helps but usually not when out on track”.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794225.page#12409634



Helmet View? [Brian]

Tom Walstra posted a helmet view that he’s created on his triple monitor screens that mimics the field of view while wearing a helmet by using JRT dashboards. If you’re interested you can reach him by private message.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3765688.page#12199310



New DSD Wheel Adapter [Adam]

Derek Speares Design is now offering a  DSD WSQR wheel adapter for Simucube 2 servos for $40 US shipments and $50 international. It’s 3d printed (FDM) and ultra strong. This allows you to attach any aftermarket rim with a 70mm hex pattern to your SC2 dovetail slot snout.

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794703.page#12412589



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Race:  Vegas

  • Fri op en: Vegas
    • Ellis –  – p  blew up – started 4th ran good to the first caution – realized on the 2 to go my shifter is not working and i cant get out of 4th – so i pit on 1 to go to green to reboot wheel – get black flag, have to pit under green – Finally got a wave around and then on the restart some guy went up from 2nd to 3rd then just stopped going and we all piled in – blew up not long after that

David = P  horrible, loaded Q set, not didn’t change, loaded Q set

Brian- P 8  Started P2 Liked this set good on long runs, but there were none.  Fighting for top 5 after late restart but was caught up in a wreck in front of me.

  • Sunday Open
    • David – p  bad, sped in pits, never got it back
  • Tom D – P11.  Was a huge up and down race. Qualified 4th.  Got spun, no yellow.  Was able to work my way back up

Rochette- P5 stayed top 8 all race late yellow killed my long run 2nd place spot with 28 to go

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p 12 got wrecked lap 1 – enough damage that i was running about 30th the whole race – with late cautions and other wrecks, hung in there and got clear up to p12~! 
  • Stephen – wrecked out
  • Tyler – P 10 did not qualify but stayed clean. Longest run was early at about 30laps. Kept digging on late restarts and snagged a top 10. Car was super tight but the tires were still good.

Race:  Phx

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p9 good on long run, got to return a favor

Ellis – p6 – Had a couple of minor incidents not too much damage – but had to come from the back maybe 3 or 4 times – was as high as 4th faded a bit on the long run –

  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – p – DNF – Had a good run going, running top 5 as high as 2nd – 20 something cautions it was nuts – at some point i pitted for tires after 50 laps and that put me back where i got involved in some of the wrecks – Eventually 5 to go another wreck put me out



Official Series

  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall Le Mans 
      • Several P2’s
  • IMSA
    • Hall – Sebring
      • Podium in the 488 and 217
  • Skip Barber Series 

Brian P6  Long Beach  Started in the back,  couple of wrecks.  Enjoyed this track a lot in the Skippies




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p16 – stayed out on early caution so we would have an extra set of tires, but never got the late caution to use it – last run was slick and i was sliding around losing spots.
    • Stephen – Throughput fell to unacceptable levels
    • Tom D. P9.  Good points day. Kept my nose clean during early carnage.  Got shuffled around, but I’ll take a top 10
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – p3.  Qualified on the pole, my second of the year.  Fell back to 15 on start will a bad turn 1 and being way too conservative.  Was able to work my way back to top 5 and ran there the rest of the race.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Brian P21 Talladega  Stayed in the back due to technical issues.  Coulda been worse


Final Thoughts




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Episode 0269

3/4/2021 – Committed – Episode 0269

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Topics



Coke News [Hall]

iRacing posted an interview video with 2020 Coke Series Champion Nick Ottenger.

Also getting an iRacing video interview was 2021 Coke Series Daytona 500 winner, Michael Conti

https://www.enascar.com/news-media/2021/03/01/sim-city-coca-cola-series-takes-on-vegas/

Evan on Lockdown [Mike]

Coke Series announcer Evan Posocco Tweeted that he will be quarantined in an Orlando hotel after being exposed to a hotel employee he was exposed to tested positive for covid 19.

Race [Mike]

  • Lap 5 caution Mitchell DeJong – Looks like he blew up and got tagged from behind.
  • Lap 11 – caution -THE BIG ONE –  Contact between @Blade_Whitt and @BowlinGraham triggers a multi-car incident down the backstretch into T3. Bowlin not happy with Whitt, @GarrettLowe_6 not happy with the lack of brakes behind him.
    • Pit stops  – Several pit, several stay out. 
  • Tim Dugger interview – Then caution lap 18 – @jmullisracing and @bdavies_88 get together in Turn 1… multiple cars destroyed. The pit strategy did NOT pay off.
  • Luza wilson leading then caution lap 33 – @rayalfalla has heavy damage after a nudge from @CVincent34… Alfalla sawed on the wheel and looked like he almost had it, but then went dead right and into the wall hard. was carving his way thru the field too. Everyone pits
  • Restart lap 48 = clampitt novak guest – luza crowder wilson bussa kirwan shearburn
  • LEAD CHANGE LAP 39: @swilson3_ outside Clampitt and brings @RyanLuza with him!
  • Top 5 stayed out –  a few laps later caution lap 43
  • Manes and Duval involved – it was 4 wide and got slammed into the wall hard. @DDuval42, @GarrettManes, @IGann_34 and @CVincent34 get the worst of it.
  • Going green for a bit now at halfway it is wilson kirwin luza up front –
    • Now, @swilson3_ has led 15 laps of 53, second most in tonight’s field.
    • @RyanLuza has led 21 so far.
  • Caution lap 67 – Gann in trouble was two wide trying to get by ray alfalla and they ended up bouncing off each other pretty hard.
  • A few laps of green then luza fighting wilson for the lead side by side several laps in a row – then shearburn making it 3 wide for the lead!
  • It took a while, but @RyanLuza finally prevails on the high side to pass @swilson3_ for the lead at lap 83! Eventually the lead shakes out back to single file – and it is luza – wilson kirwin cook ray lyon shearburn hurst olat
  • Douchette spins himself off of Derek Justice nose – but no caution.
  • Luza and kirwin pit under green with 32 to go – then wilson pits – Malik Ray takes Lead
    • @MalikRayTTV is going to try and make it the distance per the broadcast.
    • The 11 leads the 4 of @RyanLuza by 22 seconds with 21 laps to go.
  • 15 to go – malik ray is about a lap short but he is hoping for a caution
  • Whitt 2nd matheson third – nvak boes – luza about 10 seconds back with 10 to go
  • Douchette balck for not meeting minimum speed
  • 6 to go ray is slow and matheson takes the lead – then pits w novak – 
  • Whitt takes lead but luza is coming – then whitt pits and luza takes lead w wilson 2nd – kirwin third – luza wins it!


Porsche Supercup Round 5 [Brian]

Mitchell deJong captured his first victory in the Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup series Saturday at Montreal.

All Star Race [Greg]

In All Star action Laurens Vanthoor wins the feature and Emily Jones Takes the win in the sprint race.



12 Hours of Sebring [Tony]

iRacing has announced the details of The 12 Hours of Sebring Powered by VCO on March 26-28th.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794571.page#12410964



Ask Jr. iRacing Question [Hall]

A listener asked Dale JR if there are any more classic Nascar stock cars in the works in iRacing. he basically said nothing is in the works, and sited that they are concentrating on tracks outside of the US.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vincendev.ischedule&hl=en_US&gl=US



‘Losing My Position” [Mike]

Virtual Paddock posted a comedic YouTube video song parody of ‘Losing My Religion’ by REM with ‘Losing My Position’

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794278.page#12407769



The Ladder‘ [Brian]

The iRacing Shop is now sporting a new classic pullover hoodie with a licensing ladder style design

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https://iracing-official.creator-spring.com/



12 Hours of Bathurst Pains [Hall]

iRacing staffer Nicholas Bailey that on 6:30am est, before the 7am start of Bathurst, they experienced the loss of 2 of the raceservers apparently due to a power cabling issue during a maintenance window that reduced them to a single power source.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794338.page#12408458

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/100/3794334.page#12409065

Stats [Greg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794479.page#12409766

https://races.tfrlab.org/#/events/a1789980-5dff-4c57-b142-5638f37eb366

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794503.page#12410115



Lockdown Racing Hosting Fast Pasta [Tony]

Lockdown Racing welcomed Fast Pasta Anthony Alfredo in their Homestead Race as he prepared for his race on Sunday.



Dynamic Track Displeasure [Mike]

There’s another thread in the iRacing forums regarding the dynamic track situation and lack of multiple line racing. Shawn Powell’s post in the forums illustrated his frustration.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3794516.page#12411516

RealRadman posted a YouTube video with his thoughts of the dynamic track and Version 7 tires after not being on the service for a while.

iRacing’s Response [Brian]

Tyler Hudson says that iRacing has heard the concerns from it’s members and assures everyone that they are taking this situation seriously and have been working to fix the issue. They feel they are getting very close, but make no promises as to an upcoming release.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/75/3794516.page#12412387



Carnomaly 500 [Hall]

eRacer welcomed Nascar Driver Kyle Busch to the Carnomaly 500 by granting the 2 time champion a provisional start for the race.

Coke Series and Richmond Raceway eSports Driver Jimmy Mullins takes the win in the Carnomaly 500



Incoming [Greg]

iRacing dropped a teaser picture of what may be in the upcoming build week.



VRS Giveaway [Tony]

VRS is have a giveaway contest that begins March 1st, 2021 and ends March 24th, 2021. The grand prize is a VRS DirectForce Pro (Direct Drive) Wheel Base

https://virtualracingschool.com/vrs-dfpro-giveaway/



Lemonis Cashing Out [Mike]

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis is offering a $100 merchandise certificate to anyone who runs his paint in iRacing this week.

If you post your own Camping World paint scheme and you could win a Camping World RV.



Release Notes [Hall]

iRacing has posted the release notes for the most recent UI

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794679.page#12412211



Mike Get’s Some Swag

Mike gets some prizes from his participation in the Autism Awareness Charity Race including a baseball cap and $50 in iRacing credits for his 2nd place finish.



Committed [Brian]

iRacing streamer Matt Malone shows off his commitment to the sim by showing his active account set to automatically renew on Jan 8, 2031!



Bristol is No Cost [Greg]

iRacing has announce that the upcoming addition of dirt at Bristol Motorspeedway will be deliverer on March 9th and will be of no cost if you already own Bristol.



Season 2 Downtime [Tony]

iRacing announced that the service will be down on Tuesday, March 9th at 8:00am EST for the deployment of the season 2 release.



rFactor Get’s Gobbled Up [Mike]

Motorsports Games has aquired Developer Studio 397 and the rFactor Simulation Platform with it.

https://motorsportgames.com/motorsport-games-enters-into-binding-term-sheet-to-acquire-developer-studio397-and-its-rfactor-2-simulation-platform/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794813.page#12413746

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794813.page#12414022

https://www.britishgt.com/news/689/revamped-british-gt-esports-championship-joins-sros-global-sim-racing-roster



NiS – No Tire Limits [Hall]

Josh Hurley posted in the forums that on the Wednesday NIS race his split had no tire limits.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794815.page#12413755



Pit Exit Position [Brian]

Liam Brotherton asks in the forums Should iRacing move the merge point at Dytona Oval to the entrance to turn 1 instead of the blue cone position at the exit of turn 2?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794776.page#12413291



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Fantasy [Tony]



Hardware/Software


Meca CUP1 Sim pedals-Czech [Hall]

Sim Racing Blog posted a review of the Meca Cup1 Sim Pedals with Prices starting from € 630.- for the 2-pedal set to € 870.- for the complete set including pedal baseplate. They’re built entirely from laser-cut stainless steel and they report there is no flex or play in this pedal set. All pedals have their own load cell of which the brake pedal has a maximum load of 200 kg;

https://www.simrace-blog.nl/en/meca-cup1-sim-pedals-review/?fbclid=IwAR1ljnJTx53Lrd4PYseEM9vAlxsV5SVLjEEb9VrR_66oYOQgzB-ZWTGs6m0



8k 90hz could be close [Brian]

Pimax may be close to adding a beta firmware for it’s 8K X headset that will allow it to run at 90hz with certain GPU’s

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793800.page#12402298



2021 Product Update [Mike]

The Simpit Technologies Centurion Pro 180 fov projector screen has received several updates and is offering a 10% discount to celebrate their 10th anniversary

https://www.facebook.com/118179234934114/posts/3721290144622987/?d=n

https://www.simpit.co.nz/shop/centurion-pro-270-fov/



App of the Week [Tony]

iSchedule is an IOS app for $2.99 that helps you manage your iRacing schedule and to view and share results

Cover art

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vincendev.ischedule&hl=en_US&gl=US



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Race:  Vegas

  • David = P 23, no cautions
  • Rochette P9 just not fast enough 
  • Groves- P 13 – should have been top 10, got smacked around at the end.  Limped it to the finish line
  • Saturday Fixed –
    • Tyler – P 23 – started 33rd. Green flag stop on lap 60- 44% onRF. first caution on Lap 80 was First caution. Ran great into the top 15 and had late caution that set up the GWC. As the leader crossed the start finish line for the white flag caution came out. I was P9 and saw the leader cross the line heading into turn 1 as caution dropped. Tangled up in wreck on last restart and finished 23rd. 
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p wrecked, guy says he held his brakes, I don’t believe him
    • Adam- p
    • Tom D – P5.  Worked my way up from 27th in qualifying (yes I did qualify). Ran in top 8 all race.  A late race restart and a couple guys just had faster early speed.  But I’ll take a top 5
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p8 – started like 18th but worked my way up to back half of top ten basically – 9 or 10 cautions though. I felt like the only way to do better was to have track position from Q and keep it.
    • Brian – P19-started P2. Stayed in top 10 all race.  Caution with 6 to go.  Restarted in 7th but got tangled in wreck with 2 to go.  
    • Stephen – 
    • Tyler – P32 – started P31 nice long green run to lap 40 moved up to 18th. Car was good but blew the motor on a restart. Ripping 3rd to 2nd = boom

Race:  Vegas

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p19 got loose on last run in a hard 3 wide battle bouncing of the wall.
    • Tom D. P24. Wow, had some issues at beginning and got damaged.  Unfortunately the race went caution free.  I’ll get another shot Sunday 
    • Ellis – p23 – started 10th ran 4th to 9th basically all night – spun myself out trying too hard on the final restart, wow i suk
    • Rochette – P4 great on long run but just a tad loose and lappers were blocking the bottom
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p9 ran top 5 for first run then got door slammed twice for some damage – 20 down on revs – came up from the back to about 16th –  then pit strategy got me to 9th at the end.


Official Series

12 Hours of Bathurst with OBRL team- P15  finished race. Got a good bit of damage from multiple incidents from a lot of aggressive driving



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- p17 – 39 drivers started i started 31st – moved up was running high as ninth but got wrecked ran to the wall around lap 90
    • Tom D. P6  –  Big field. Started 29th (one day I’ll learn how to qualify-doubt it). Got big RF damage early after getting into top 10.  Fell back to 26th during green flag stops.  A yellow came out to allow me to fix damage.  Worked my way back into top 10. Was able to work into 6th on GWC.
  • Ucora- ucrl Atlanta INDYCAR 
    • Mike – pwrecked out Coming off that road after the final green flag stop I go and it to keep up with teammate David Hall and I spun it down to the inside wall and wrecked my car I quickly towed out to not cause a caution.
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – p6. Ran in the top 5 all race. Made a slight mistake in green flag stops. But I’ll take a decent finish


Final Thoughts




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The voice of the iRacing Coke Series Evan Posocco returns to show to recap round 3 at Las Vegas. We’ll cover some of the season 2 build teasers that have started to trickle in and we debate the dynamic track conditions and where should racers merge at Daytona. We throw in some hardware/software and more on this week’s iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0268

2/25/2021 – Dropageddon – Episode -0268

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



Coke Series – Miami [Mike]

The Coke Series gets some preview love from the official Nascar Twitter.

  • Coke Race:
    • Green flag is out!
    • Five laps in, and there are connection issues! SEVEN drivers have fallen out of the server!
    • Drivers that have fallen out:
    • @bobbyzalenski 
    • @rayalfalla 
    • @BowlinGraham 
    • @DerekJustis 
    • @GarrettManes 
    • @breynolds_66 
    • @caine_cook 
    • Lap 13 – Blade Whitt – blows it up – starts smoking…. Stays green
    • Lap 20 – Leahy Luza Shearburn
    • @JustinPSports reports that @MalikRayTTV and @mbussa75 may be experiencing overheating issues at the back of the pack.
    • Lap 44 gf stops start – brad davies gets the yellow barrels
      • Leader pits – 
    • https://twitter.com/caine_cook/status/1364401048538898434 
    • https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1364402013174460416 
    • Lap 63 – @KeeganLeahy back to the lead. @BBryant53 might be trying to make it on one stop, along with @john_gorlinsky, @bschoon55, and @MalikRayTTV 
    • Chatter is the comcast customers are the common thread – 
      • teammate Tyler was in a race and he got dropped the same way – 
      • Brad Slaughter and others on the youtube coke stream chat said 15 got dropped out of a league race and reports of official races same thing happened….
      • Forums confirmed it was widespread…
    • Interviews – Antonio Williams – Buffalo Bills Running Back and xfinity driver Joe Graf Jr
    • Lap 61 to go – leahy luza shearburn – caution free so far.
    • Doordash added as a sponsor for the show…. Joining ASUS and Coke
    • 48 to go – gf stops start – leehy pits from the lead.
    • Several laps later it cycles out Leahy back up front, to 2nd behind bob bryant who is leading from the one stop strategy.
    • 29 to go the top three are the same as they were at the start of this race – track position is huge when no one makes mistakes – 
      • Leahy Luza sharburn lowe hurst  – 15 to go luza and shearburn trying but leahy has a comfortable lead
    • Leahy wins! 2.2 seconds over  – luza – shearburn lowe hurst vincent ottinger bryant novak conti – caution free race – 
      • You compared him to Kenny Humpe – boy havent heard that name for a while.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794039.page#12404965

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794038.page#12404998

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794038.page#12405051

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794137.page#12406128



Porsche Supercup – Road Atlanta [Brian]

Josh Rogers delivers a double victory at Road Atlanta to really stretch out his series points lead. Tommy Ostgaard takes second with Kevil Ellis JR in third.

https://www.iracing.com/rogers-benefits-from-last-lap-tussle-in-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-feature-at-road-atlanta/

All Star Series [Brian]

In the prelude to the supercup race Matt Campbell takes the win in the All Star Race with Emily Jones in second and Jaroslav Honzik in third. It also marked the debut of livestream star Matt Malone



Bottom Split Aquires eRacr [Hall]

On Monday , Bottom Split Tweeted the news that they have acquired eRacr. They will be announcing more information as it becomes available.



Resize Virtual Mirror [Greg]

Azril Nazli posted in the forums that he’s been using VR since it was supported in iRacing, but would really like to have the ability to resize the virtual mirror saying it’s too big. Many followers in the thread second the opinion.

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793195.page#12400355



NiS Standing Start [Mike]

It looks like one of the NIS sessions last week at the Road Course at Daytona began with a standing start, and it was confirmed in the forums by others in multiple splits. There was no comment from any of the staff from iRacing regarding the issue.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793670.page#12401178



Blackout Dates [Brian]

Dan Willis noticed that sometimes when using the UI and trying to create a test session the month is grayed out and you can’t select it and asked why in the forums. Staffer Jimmy Van Veen noted that not every track is available to drive year round. 24/7 and there are blackouts when that is the case.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793675.page#12402323



IR-01 Updates [Hall]

Greg West announced there will be some changes to the new iR-01 car in the upcoming build, including a new damage model, a change to the license requirements and more. (Look at track on week 2…)

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793583.page#12400091



Stagger higher level Open Wheel Start Times [Greg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793898.page#12403483



Testing New Damage Model [Mike]

Speaking of the new iR-01 damage model, iRacing posted a video on Instagram of the new damage model tesing, which has to be one of the best jobs for iRacing employees.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLcsnbngWTt/?igshid=1p7xv6difocho



2 Yr Renewal – 25% Off [Brian]

iRacing has announced that with the upcoming start of season 2 they are offering a 25% discount with a 2 year subscription renewal.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793991.page#12404445

https://www.iracing.com/end-of-season-sale/



He is Back [Greg]

Justin Champagne spotted someone in an iRacing session who hasn’t been seen in a little while. Nascar Driver Kyle Larson.



Fan Video [Hall]

Junk Knuckles re-Tweeted a sprint car racing video he created which he considers his best since 2017.



IndyCar at Tally – It is Different [Mike]

Callum Lucas posted in the forums a thanks to whoever is responsible for the boost changes for the fixed Indy Car races at Talladega. The races were cleaner and you could run multiple lines, not having to hug the yellow line the whole time.. It made the fixed superspeedway races a lot more enjoyable.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793901.page#12403501



VCO Carnage [Brian]

Brad Philpot posted a video from the Pro VCO Cup of Nations Race this past weekend where Robert Wickens destroys Tom Ingram at the Pouhan turn at Spa.



New in-game UI Incoming [Hall]

Ready or not, here UI come. Tony Gardner responded to a question of the forums asking if there’s a new in-game UI and he replied Yes. that it’s looking good and the current UI is a design from many years ago. He says it’s much more intuitive and has a “modern console game design”

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793975.page#12404406

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793975.page#12404420

Tyler Hudson chimed in saying that he’s been biting his tongue and says it’s fantastic.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3793975.page#12404861



GT3 Challenge Fixed – Incoming [Greg]

Greg West mentioned in the forums that there will be a new GT3 Challenge fixed series to debut in 2021 Season 2.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793970.page#12404197



Fascinating Stream- All The NASCAR Guys [Brian]

Jordan Mackay was able to get into a cup car session at Homestead with a field full of actual Nascar Cup Drivers as well as some Coke Series drivers and posted the session on a YouTube video.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793979.page#12404308



87 Legends Getting New Schedule [Mike]

Tyler Hudson posted in the forums that the ’87 Legends cars will have a new schedule for 2021 season 2

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3792735.page#12404429



New Damage Model Incoming [Greg]

iRacing dropped a Twitter video showing off the new damage model that will also be added this upcoming build including the Formula Renault, Dallara iR-01, Street stock and Nascar Legends Car.



Bathurst 12 Hours Up Next [Hall]

This weekend starts the second special event in the endurance series when drivers will face off against Mount Panorama in Australia for the Bathurst 12 Hours.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-bathurst-12hr-runs-this-weekend/



NASCAR RallyCross? [Brian]

So with Bristol dirt on the schedule this season, iRacing tweeted that Nascar will have done all of it’s disciplines with the exception of one…Who want to see a Nascar Dirt Rally Race???



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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Looking for a new member of the show – Content Producer, good word wordpress, available to be on the show weekly, and run’s NiS….

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Fantasy [Brian]


Hardware/Software


Apple Headset [Hall]

Is Apple getting into the VR headset market?

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/new-report-on-apples-vr-headset-8k-in-each-eye-potential-3000-price-tag/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792194.page#12384947



Simworx ARB Lever Set [Mike]

Simworx have developed a realistic ARB Lever set with the added bonus of a Brake Bias Adjuster, all in the same neat package for $800aud ($620usd). Race Cars that have in cockpit adjustable Anti Roll Bar Adjusters, such as the Australian Supercar, allows the driver to adjust the stiffness of their front and rear anti roll bars while in race.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLAuob1hlc6/?igshid=1nvwd89pzranr

www.simworx.com.au



SinSpeed iOS Dash App [Brian]

Sin Speed offers an iRacing app for Apple IOS for $2.99 that can display speed, gear, rpm and more.

sin:speed screenshot

https://www.subsonicpulse.de/sinspeed/htm/en/main.html



Sandt Racing Fab [Hall]

Sandt Racing Fab offers an array of 80/20 sim rigs and accessories to suit your needs



Setup Viewer [Mike]

Rich Jamison has created an app that will let you view your cars setups in an easy to see viewer for free to members of the community

iRacing Setup Viewer by Type

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793364.page#12397943

https://www.setupviewer.com/



Starlink Gaming Test [Brian]

Linus Tech Tips has a video on his YouTube channel where he has acquired a Starlink Beta satellite internet system and tests it out for speed and in gaming.



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Daytona Road

  • Fri open:
    • Ellis –  – p19 – started dead lastp34, got lots of incidents and had a drive through penalty
    • David = P24. slow in top split
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p 9, not as slow in 2nd split
    • Adam- p10 while hungover from birthday party until 2am, somehow didn’t drive off the track, goal was to follow David and stay on the track, first NIS top 10 in a year
    • Tom D – P18. Just tried to live to the next lap
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p24 – started in back got as high as 18th but a few spin offs put me back –
    • Brian – P22 Started in the rear.  Took some damage when a car got into me on the first lap chicane.  Had 2 self spins early getting the power down, but gained confidence by the end of the race.  Way more fun than I was expecting.  Finished with 3X.
    • Stephen – DNF after lap 5

Race:  Miami

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p19, pit road merge violation cost me a shot at a top 5
    • Tom D. P17. Got caught a lap down from putting under green. Was not able to move my up on old tires.  Hopefully better luck on Sunday morning 
    • Ellis – p 24 got wrecked out about lap 10 could not miss it – stayed in the race though many laps down

Rochette – P11 experimented with the iracing open set… was slow

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p19 – Start a 24th and had a fantastic save on lap one where I got 12 seconds damage with a 4X. It’s stayed green though caution and we went green till lap 95 at that point I was a lucky dog P 12 then another quick caution. Then to cautions later I get caught up in the big one good Mesut at the whole front crushed   


Official Series

  • Hall 
    • Montreal
  • C open-Autoclub Adam, started 9th, ended up 5th
  • B open- homestead: started front row p2, race went green flag for 90 laps, was going for 4th, slipped and fell to 6th then ended up back in 5th




League / Hosted Races

  • Pacific Majors – Daytona 500 – 87 cup cars
    • Hall – p22 pro split 1, was surviving most of the carnage then just got dumped by a lap car in the first half of the race.  Most positions gained after that were through attrition 
    •  Tom – p.30. Dang. Not my best run. But I can say goodbye to the 87 cup cars for a while 
  • Dirty Monkey Autism Race
    • Mike – p2 – led the most laps – won a hat and $55 in credits, only 15 to get in – had no help at the end, it was 3 of us they were together on the bottom
  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- dnf -was having a good run about 11th  and it hooked right coming out of the bus stop head on into the wall, 5 minutes damage – parked it
    • Tom D. P10.  Should have finished top 5 but I had a few stupid self spins.
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – 18th. Qualified on pole @ Daytona RC. Got involved in a crash while trying to lap a set of cars near end of race.
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Scales –
    • Groves-
    • Brian P14 Started outside pole. Went green until the first pitstop. Was still in 2nd.  Sped entering pits.  One late caution, but couldn’t recover.  Dumb mistake. Other playoff cars had issues, and may have been able to squeak into the final 4, but not after the screwup.  


Final Thoughts




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We welcome back to the show iRacing Coke Series Announcer Evan Posocco and we review the Coke race at Homestead -Miami and the talk about the drivers who were dropped from the race. We start getting some info on the upcoming build and we dive into hardware/software on this week’s iRacers Lounge Podcast.

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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Episode 267

2/18/2021 – Dedication or Defecation – Episode 0267

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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This week on the show, we wrap up week one of the NIS schedule at Daytona. The iRacers Lounge Nascar Fantasy returns and we get back into all things iRacing.



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Topics



VCO Grand Slam [Hall]

The VCO (Virtual Competition Organization) and iRacing will be cooperating on 4 special events this season which will make up the new edition of the VCO Grand Slam. The events include the 12 Hours at Sebring, the 24 Hours at Nurburgring, Le Petit Le Mans and the 10 Hours at Suzuka. In addition to comprehensive coverage on its social media channels, VCO will provide top-quality image material from the “top split” of the highest-ranked drivers to all media representatives, teams and drivers.

VCO Cup of Nations [Brian]

The VCO Cup of Nations Pro has announced the groups and real-world-drivers for each of the 14 countries beginning this Sunday at 7pm CET (1pm EST).



Look Ma, No Hands [Tony]

Bartosz Ostalowski asks on Instagram who would like to sim race with him?? BTW, he is a real-life drift car driver, has no arms and drives with his feet!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLQ6lh5n4Z6/?igshid=h7ahnm2hvkou



Member Highlights [Adam]

iRacing releases its Top Member Highlights for the month of January



Bristol Dirt [Mike]

Bristol dirt seems to be a work in progress for iRacing and they posted a photo of the virtual track workers trying to figure out how to operate the equipment.

May be an image of outdoors

https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159298489701085/?d=n



Daytona 500 Winner [Tony]

After a complete week of the Daytona 500 races, team Tifosi has its own Daytona Champion, Tony Groves!

No description available.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1069174566899886



Major Series [Hall]

This Sunday, February 21, the Majors Series will Hold thier Daytona 500 race in the 87 Nascar Cup car.

https://www.majorsseries.com/daytona500



The Crew [Brian]

iRacing makes a cameo on The Crew, the Netflix show in the Nascar world starring Kevin James. It’s in episode 2 around the 16:30 mark. In the forums Greg West mentioned in the forums that saying, ” I actually went down there to install the sim and Jake’s character really pushed himself to look the part in the sim to the point he was asking about heel/toe on downshifts. I was beyond impressed and really hope that the series is a success. The cast and crew were an absolute blast to work with!”

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793160.page

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793160.page#12396267



NiS Tracker w/ Calculator [Adam]

Bill Hull submitted a program in the forums for a NIS results tracker to track averages, top 5’s, poles and more.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793203.page#12396542



Carnomoly 500 [Tony]

The eRacr Carnomaly 500 began this week with the prelim qualifier races today and yesterday. It’s a $25 to enter and $15,000 prize purse event at Daytona in the unrestricted COT car cumulating in the pole qualifying on the 24th, the Battle 150’s on the 25th and the 500 mile feature on March 3rd.



Season 1 Patch 5 Release Notes [Mike]

iRacing release it’s latest patch 5 for the season 1 build.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793269.page



Special Event – What to Expect [Hall]

Alex Gustafson posted in the forums what’s new to expect and prepare for in the iRacing Special Events including a change to the registration processing they expect will help this process. Once the main registration period closes, and splits are being made prior to events beginning to launch, the scheduler is simply not going to allow any additional members to register until all sessions have finished launching. This will give the scheduler unimpeded time to do its thing. Those who try to register during this time period will not be allowed to register. They’ll receive a new error message that says, “Please wait, registration is temporarily closed while the session launches. You will be able to register once the session has fully started.“.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793278.page#12397138



Daytona Changes Track Again [Brian]

Nascar reporter Bob Pockrass Tweeted that he’s expecting Nascar to do something about the dirt situation on the road course. Driver Denny Hamlin responded with some pics of track workers adding new areas of concrete beyond the current rumble sections.



eNascar RTP Qualifying Series is Up [Adam]

Tyler Hudson announced in the forums that the Road to Pro Qualifying series-Round 1 is now active and live.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3793400.page#12398352



Starting Guide [Tony]

An article on Overtake gives beginners to iRacing a guide to how to hit the ground running in the sim.

https://www.overtake.gg/news/3468-starting-guide-for-iracing-beginners/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic_



Using the Sim to present Paint [Mike]

Petty’s Garage Tweeted the new paint scheme for Erik Jones number 43 car for this week’s Daytona Road Race. What was unusual is that they used iRacing’s paint system and car for the photos.




Podcast Housekeeping

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We may be open to recruiting, with the right fit. If you race NiS, and you want to be a part of this podcast on air, hit me up.

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Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Xbox Controller Anchored to Pedals [Hall]

Aussie Greg Hill has a unique solution for slip information for his pedals. An Xbox controller anchored to his pedals

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792361.page#12391044



iRacing Account for sale? [Mike]

Mike Received mail from the forums from someone who seems to be selling his iRacing tracks and cars for cheep?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791844.page#12380913



Rig Review [Tony]

iRacing posted on Facebook a rig for anyone with GI problems

May be an image of indoor

https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159272872801085/?d=n



Rig Review [Brian]

Glenn Hoffman posted in the forums his solution for the rolling office chair problem. Move over Crocs, and bring on the chains!

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https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791983.page#12382252



Office Chair Rig [Adam]

Open Sim Racing are selling the plans for an office chair rig that converts your standard office chair into a racing rig for you pedals and wheel base. Plans are for series 15 80/20 profiles.

Plans - Office Chair Rig - Centre Post - Plans - 15 Series

https://opensimracing.com/products/8020-office-chair-rig-plans-15-series



Office Chair Rig #2 [Tony]

Bsimracing has a pedal mount system for office chairs that let you mount pedals to your chair for $110 for the standard edition and $185 for the elevated version

PEIN Gear Mount Solutions

bsimracing.com/pein-gear-mount-solution-for-office-chair-racers/



MPI Seats [Mike]

Max Pappis Innovations shows off it’s new sim racing seats in their revamped sim racing series of products coming out soon.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CK4ccO_D6tf/?igshid=1q3pa32xkrxdb



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Daytona
  • Fri open:
    • Ellis –  – DNF – Shifters stopped working during a GF stop lost the draft remapping shifters to keyboard – then was a lap down in the front pack when they all wrecked including me
    • Greg – p Wrecked on the straight with 50 to go
    • David = P 11, broken car early by another car on apron again, but stuck it out through a lot of attrition
    • Rochette P4-  white flag was about to pass leader on the outside and some asshat on the inside clipped me on the corner wrecking me. Made me wanna punch a baby seal
    • Groves- P1 
  • Sunday Open
    • David – p17 GWC in position to win, hooked by car who bounced off wall
    • Tom D – P9.  Ran top 5 all race. A bit too much bumping and banging on the final laps, got crashed, but pulled off a top 10 in the 500. So I can’t complain 
    • Rochette- P 
    • Brian – P3 Ran up front all race.  Lead 38 laps. Made a bad no-pit call which kept put me in third on the final laps instead of first.
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p.Got Pole Position – Led many laps early ran top 5 basically just riding – lap 117 the top two tangle and take out the field.
    • Brian – P11 Pushed to the lead inside of 20 laps to go.  Car was the cleanest of the leaders.  Lap car who wouldn’t clear the track wrecked the lead pack.  

Race:  Dayroval

  • Wed Fixed:
    • Rochette P
    • Tom D – P
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p 23, slow in top split
    • Ellis – p 21 – started 34th pretty much kept it on track really slow and got some points – 
    • Greg – p blew up
    • Rochette – P4 started 4th stayed out of trouble and clean think this is 1st ever road race ive ever had with 0x and it was bottom split to boot
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p17 slow in top split


Official Series

  • Euro Sprint
    • HallMontreal
      • 3 wins 




League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack Sim Racing League
    • Mike- dnf. Started 17th got the lead by lap eight. Let the most lab stayed in the top 4 basically with about 25 to go I was first on the outside pushed by Josh Campbell. And basically got turned going down the back street he was pushing on the right corner of the bumper and it is hooked me. I was holding a really straight line. It couldn’t of been straighter. I felt good about Josh Campbell pushing me I have raced against him in several different leagues, and him and his guys are some of the cars to beat every time for sure. 
  • Ucora- 
    • Mike – p15 – spun off turn 2 and killed the car but luckily I had a reset, hit the wall several times and ended up causing a late caution 
  • David -p13 self spun, wasn’t fast anyway
  • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • Tom D – Daytona 250 winner!  Had some computer issues to start the race. Missed q and had to start from pits.  Was able to work my lap back, than on a late race restart was able to take the lead and not give it back. Moves me to the playoffs, now time to get more playoff points. 
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Brian P17 Screwed the pooch on qualifying.  Involved in an incident early in the race. No caution, but 5 minutes of repair. Chance of advancing to the final 4….shot.


Final Thoughts




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Daytona 500 week in the NIS wraps up for Team Tifosi. Which team member came thru with a 500 victory!? Now, we move on the the road side which gets an update that we’ll cover. Office Chair racing is all the rage in the Hardware section plus a a rig that shows the ultimate dedication to the sim. We cover it all on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Hosts:

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Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0266

2/11/2021 – Position Roof – Episode 0266

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

Monday night, the iRacing Coke Series has officially kicked off Speedweek. We’ll go into all of the details leading up to the race as well as full race recap with Series announcer Evan Posocco. Also. it marks the beginning of the NIS season with team Tifosi.



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Topics



Coke News [Greg]

Overtake News has an interview with returning Coke Series Champion Nick Ottinger, including the story of him overcoming open heart surgery at a young age to get to the top of the sim racing world.

https://www.overtake.gg/news/3377-interview-enascar-champion-nick-ottinger/



Rajah to Spacestation Gaming [Hall]

Rajah Caruth, a Nascar Drive for Diversity member, will be joining Spacestation Gaming for the eNacsar Road to Pro Series.



Spacestation Gaming with Malik Ray [Brian]

Spacestation Gaming Tweeted a congratulations to their driver Malik Ray on his 4th place finish at the Podium 500 and had moved their attention to the upcoming Coke Series Daytona 500. Included in the Tweet was a hype video of his switching to the Spacestation Gaming race team.

Pre Race



Pre race analysts [Greg]

James Pike hosted a pre race analysis segment including 3 former series drivers Chris Overland, Brandon Kettelle and Michael Gauriglia in which they introduced several new changes including….



New Road to Pro Ladder [Mike]

There’s a new eNascar Road to Pro ladder system and it was retweeted by Evan Posocco

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https://ir-core-sites.iracing.com/members/pdfs/eNASCAR_Coca-Cola_iRacing_Series_v2021.01.14.pdf



New Series Rule Changes [Hall]

New rule changes for the 2021 Season include…

Win and You’re In

Win a series race and stay in the top 20 in points and you are automatically in the payoffs.

Expanded playoffs

The playoffs have been expanded from 8 to 10 drivers

No more bonus points

They will no longer be awarding bonus points for leading laps or leading the most laps



Steve Phelps Grand Marshall [Brian]

Nascar President was the Grand Marshall of the race and gave the command for the drivers to ‘start their engines‘. In his introduction he makes an interesting statement to us sim racing fans that Monday night, with the eNacsar Coca Cola Series, is true true start of all of the events that cumulate with the real world Daytona 500 on Sunday.

Win and you’re in



Coke Race [Mike]

  • Coke Race:
    • Mitchell Dejong starts the season on the pole and they go 3 wide early, with Chris Shearburn sharing some lead laps
    • Garrett Lowe Novak and Mullis working the 3rd lane but haven’t gotten to the front yet, eventually Garrett gets clear and drops down as the new leader
    • Bobby Zelinski pushes teammate Shearburn to the lead a few times from the middle lane.
    • Then a wreck but no caution! Ryan Luza and Zack Novak into each other and Malik Ray has no where to go.
    • A TENSE MOMENT between new teammates! Brian Schoenburg decides to pit last second, and Derek Justis can’t check up in time! Both with damage, plus some to @GarrettManes, but nobody spun and it stays green!
    • Minimum speed rule in effect… Looks like @znovak15 and @MalikRayTTV got the worst of that. Both are penalized for minimum speed
    • Rookie leader Zack Nichols pits and gets speeding penalty during GF stops
    • https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1358969489644269570?s=11 
    • Allen Boes goes for a ride, but race is still green
    • 20 to go – 3 wide 10 deep – ottinger, clampitt, conti, guest, manes, mullis
      • Roommates and teammates on front of all 3 lanes – strategy?
      • Conti bottom, clampitt middle ottinger outside 2 to go
      • A caution free season opener! But they wreck in turn 4, Conti Wins! Career win #11! Looks Like a bit of netcode, the 9 of guest into clampitt, It was @Logan_Clampitt out of the middle groove who got turned in front of the pack and everyone piled in after that.
        • https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1358982808841179140 
        • Locked into the playoffs by Winning
        • Conti Guest Matheson Vincent Gann Zalenski Kirwan, Salas Shearburn Davies Dejonhs, Olat Manes Bowlin Jake Nickols Bussa Leahy Cook Lowe Clampitt Ottinger
        • Conti getting a VRS Wheel this week and going to ditch the g27


Post Race Controversy [Hall]

Malik Ray Tweeted his displeasure of the incident on lap 31 that effectively ended his race.



Porsche Supercup Series [Brian]

Sebastian Job holds off Josh Rogers in an exciting final lap to take his second win in the iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup season, Mack Bakkum finishes third, but Rogers actually extends his lead in the series points championship.

You can re-watch the exciting final lap from SIlverstone



All Star Race [Greg]

The Porsche All Star Race started four wide early with the victory going to Emily Jones of Emree Racing



Podium 500 [Brian]

Sunday was the prestigious Podium 500 race at Datyona. and after 360 entries, 8 qualifying heats, 2 last chance qualifiers and 2 Duels, Casey Kirwan takes the top finish with second going to Daniel Eberhardt and Logan Helton in third.



RIP Stacy Adams [Mike]

The iRacing community bids a fond farewell to fellow racer Stacey Adams.

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=91843



Fixed Setups Doesn’t Mean Full Fuel [Hall]

Dave Bush Tried to set up a hosted race with fixed setups. He wanted to start with a full tank of fuel, but it only started with about 60% and wondered what he did wrong and asked the forums. Nick Neben replied that “fuel capacity does not equal what the set starts with, that is all done in the garage. If you just used an iRacing default those are not set to full, you would have to change that, and save it, and upload it if you were doing fixed.”

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792224.page#12386650



Jimmy Lands a Ride [Greg]

Autosport announced that Youtube sim racing content creator, and Porsche All-Star driver Jimmy Broadbent will make his debut in real world racing driving a Praga R1 in the Britcar Endurance Championship

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792169.page



Reminder – Join Mike & Chris [Mike]

A Reminder that Saturday Feb 20 is the Dirty Monkey 250 race for Autism Awareness. It’s at Daytona in the cup cars, uses fixed setups and has an entry fee of $15.

https://johnboy202.wixsite.com/ddmlive/post/autism-race



Earliest iRace Ever [Brian]

Gary Weaver wondered oiut loud in the forums what was the earliest result in iRacing. Staffer Jason Bryfogle replied with the answer.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792280.page#12386418

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792280.page#12386372



iRacing Real World Racing Connections Survey [Hall]

We at iRacing are constantly pushing to provide the best and most realistic driving simulation available. We would appreciate you taking a few minutes to give us some feedback so we can continue to provide the best possible experience for each of our racers.

Thanks for helping us continue to do just that! Take this survey



BMW Sim GT Cup – Suzuka [Greg]

Greg West announced in the forums the details of the BMW Sim GT Cup

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792533.page#12388164



Yellow Should Have Come Out [Mike]

Jeff Barnes kicked off in the forums a discussion about whether iRacing may have set back the yellow flag sensitivity too far.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/0/3792577.page#12391111



Comparison of Different Setup Shops [Hall]

Kyle Hendrix did an impartial comparison comparing some of the setups for Daytona, his times and thoughts of the setups.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792762.page#12390849



Connection Issue Maybe? [Brian]

Dylan Nadwodny posted a video of a car coming thru the pace lap wrecking just about everyone in the field

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System Status [Mike]

iRacing shows system status updates

https://status.iracing.com/



SLM Inbound [Hall]

iRacing looks to be updating their Super Late Models with a newly scanned Gen 6 model

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLIPYZ6BICI/?igshid=76qgiyi3c447



Perfect Figure 8 [Brian]

iRacing posted a prefect jump over a car in the Lucas Oil figure 8 track with a jump



B Fixed Length [Mike]

Does the B fixed races have to be fixed?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3791926.page#12385383



Custom Numbers for NiS

Can we get custom numbers like team racing does? Nick Neben asks in the forums

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3792247.page#12385543



Daytona Strategy – Question from Scott Ross [Hall]

What are some of our Daytona restrictor plate racing tips for iRacing

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

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Hardware/Software


Greg’s New Setup [Greg]

Our own Greg Hecktus shows off his new sim studio



NRG Innovations [Brian]

Listener Troy Eaton sends in NRG Innovations Simulator Cockpits for $999.99

https://getnrg.com/products/frp-apex



IgnitiON Controls [Hall]

IgnitiON Controls offers a variety of button boxes starting at $160

https://www.ignitioncontrols.com/default.asp



Don’t Use AVG [Mike]

iRacing Support Tweeted that if you use AVG antivirus and get a “Can not find sim” or “Simulator is missing” error, please contact AVG. Their Latest update is deleting iRacing files.







3d Printed Button Box [Hall]

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4331087

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3791644.page#12378860



LED Eyebrow [Brian]

Apex Simracing offers its 3D printed LED Eyebrow system that is mappable thru SimHub for multiple purposes. Priced at $125



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall – p 18, wrecked out fighting for lucky dog after getting spun while pitting.
    • https://youtu.be/2OI_1FTfN0E
    • Ellis – p Wrecked out – started p3 led almost every lap until lap 55 when guy on outside comes down into bottom lane and wrecked the field
    • Rochette – P-2 was the master of dodging wrecks and peoples lining up stupidity. But couldnt overcome my own as late race GF stop sped out of the pits with the sim racing apps blaring the beeps at me… was definitely faster than the leader as i finished right behind him a lap down, yes only 1 car finished on the lead lap
    • Ellis – p P11- running p4 w 10 to go a guy comes up from behind and just runs over me from behind.
    • Hall – dnf – running towards front, a car gets on apron, game over, please insert coin


Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall 
      • Daytona
        • 6th
        • 20th
        • 5th
        • 13th
  • Euro Sprint
    • Hall – 
      • Silverstone
        • Two Wins
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 2nd
        • 30th
        • 6th
        • 4
        • 26th
        • 2nd
        • 5th
        • 4th
        • 2nd
        • 3rd
        • 28th
        • 4th




League / Hosted Races



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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eNascar is back! This week we’ll go over all of the festivities and review of the Coke Series Daytona race and our own early NIS results. We got a peek of the race results from the very first iRacing results page. Also, we’ll give our thoughts of our strategy of restrictor plate racing so you’ll get the very most out of this week’s iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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