Episode 0327

4/21/2022 – Silence is Golden – Episode 0327

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

In this weeks episode we will be exploring if Nascar may be looking for a new console game developer. We see a dominant performance in the Skip Barber iRacing Formula Racing Series and ask, “What would iRacing be like without in-game voice chat?”

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Topics



Next Patch Clues

Tyler Hudson Tweeted a video clue as to what is coming up in the patch scheduled for next week



iRacing Without Voice Chat?

After a tough week racing at Martinsville Brian Blackford Tweeted a question, “What if iRacing removed voice chat?”

https://twitter.com/bryanblack33/status/1514816708023791619

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWWV-lT4okw



March Top 10

iRacing released on their YouTube channel March’s Top 10 video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD1PNZlrn4s



Nascar/ Motorsports Games Split?

Multiple sources have told SGO that NASCAR is actively looking for ways to get out of its current agreement with Motorsport Games. The sources say that NASCAR would like to bring its license to a different publisher and developer within the next couple of years.

“NASCAR isn’t happy,” the source said. “There’s a reason they don’t even promote their own game on any broadcasts. It’s because they don’t want to be associated with a game as broken as what NASCAR 21 is.”

2021 was not a bright year for Motorsport Games, which belongs to the wider Motorsport Network media empire that includes Motor1 and Motorsport.com. The gaming division lost $33.7 million and admitted in its latest financial report two weeks ago that it didn’t “believe the existing cash on hand will be sufficient to fund its operations for at least the next 12 months.”

This should and will concern the likes of IndyCar and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest that operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans, both of which recently minted collaborations with Motorsport Games. The prospective IndyCar game is targeting a 2023 release, as is the Le Mans title. All of these games are the first iterations of annual franchises too, which means it’ll be a tall effort to get them out the door in a short amount of time and in polished form, as NASCAR 21 has illustrated.

https://jalopnik.com/nascars-latest-video-game-was-so-bad-that-its-looking-f-1848798986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bfvF6MgW74

SGO Article covering Motorsport Games vs. NASCAR: https://www.sportsgamersonline.com/ga… Lawsuit #1 https://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/ocs/… Lawsuit #2 https://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/ocs/… Lawsuit #3 https://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/ocs/…SHOW LESS

https://www.sportsgamersonline.com/games/racing/nascar-looking-to-leave-motorsport-games/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=royHeLk_5FU



iRacing Giveaways

Tyler Hudson Tweeted that iRacing is giving away memberships and hats at Jackson Motor Speedway  in Mississippi.  

https://twitter.com/tdhudson001/status/1516594664434020353?s=11&t=psKDOs6lZ1c7lWT6C7Pikg



Logitec G 23XI Partnership

Logitech G already partners with 23XI Racing’s Bubba Wallace in the real-world. They’ve also been sponsoring Mitchell deJong in eNASCAR. Now they’ll be working with 23XI as an official partner, as well as together with the team owner himself, Denny Hamlin.

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1516532844990017540?s=11&t=-22SS4lyKFODmmyhbb8KLQ

https://traxion.gg/logitech-g-partners-with-nascar-cup-series-owner-driver-denny-hamlin/



To the Moon Alice, errr JR

Dale Jr wins a race in the Mooncar series ’87 race at Talladega in spectacular fashion.

https://twitter.com/NASCARonNBC/status/1517185905815171075



New Track Coming

One of the premier racing circuits in France will join the iRacing roster of officially licensed tracks, as France’s Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours is set to debut in a coming iRacing build. An active host of major national and international GT and motorcycle competitions, as well as the longtime home of the French Grand Prix, Magny-Cours is planned to be completed and released late this year.

https://www.iracing.com/circuit-de-nevers-magny-cours-coming-to-iracing/



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

For the second time in the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series season, Mikkel Gade swept both rounds of an event in Sunday’s action from Road America. He led every lap of the second race to lock in his fifth and sixth wins of the season at road America.

https://www.iracing.com/gade-goes-back-to-back-in-skip-barber-formula-iracing-series-action-from-road-america/



Indy 500

iRacing Presents The Indianapolis 500

Known as “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 is one of the most prestigious race events in the world, held since 1911 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is part of the NTT IndyCar Series in the United States.

Date: May 13th-15th

Timeslot #1 – Saturday 01:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 13:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 17:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Sunday 13:00 GMT

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21836/2022-fixed-iracing-indy-500



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Race Control App 

Race Control App is releasing a new Alpha version of their software

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/10281/race-control-app-stewarding-alpha-0-4-available-31-10-21/p1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/153421/#Comment_153421



Racelab Setup Module

The Racelab setup module is now available.  Features include…

– Free module, everyone can use it!

– Community driven

– Lots of stats about the setups

– Majors Garage setups will be uploaded every week

– Anyone can upload their setup to support the great community we have!

https://www.facebook.com/100063718359478/posts/384877430312866/?d=n



FREX 2DOF Head Motion

Frexsim claims to  make the best 2DOF Head Motion experience in Racing Sim, no one has done it yet in the real way.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcUb6yUj_B_/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=



Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack Update

A long awaited update has been released for the Jimmie Johnson Spotter Pack

v7.30 involves a re-work of a whole bunch of clips. It also introduces 309 new sound clips, hopefully replacing all of the new messages that iRacing has plugged in recently, including the pit box countdown. There are a few event ID’s that I couldn’t get to trigger, so I’m not sure when they do. I left the Default for those as a good way to find out, so let me know if you hear Aussie Greg at all.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4098/jimmie-johnson-spotter-pack-v7-30-updated-04-16-22#latest



Nascar Partners with Playseat

NASCAR has announced a multi-year cooperation with racing and gaming seat company Playseat

Ray Smith, Director, Gaming and Esports for Nascar said “Through this partnership, Playseat® is helping us introduce the sport to a new generation of fans, allowing a younger and more diverse audience to see the opportunities that sim racing and NASCAR both offer,”

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2022/04/12/nascar-partners-with-racing-and-gaming-seat-innovator-playseat/



SIMGRADE Thera TBC 

Simgrade offers their Billet Aluminum with black anodized finish Thera TBC pedals

https://simgrade.fi/product/thera-tbc/



Sigma Integrale DK2+

Barry Rowland from the Sim Racing Sigma Integrale DK2+ motion system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT-pEDzDyqY

https://www.sigmaintegrale.com/dk2-motion-system/



DIY Bezel Free Kits

i thank you all for your patience waiting for the bezel free kit. we are currently ironing out supply issues for the lenticular lense. full diy kits are now available for £40 including postage, you will need to source your own lenticular sheeting from an old monitor/tv, we can help with this process.

https://www.facebook.com/338927620880144/posts/637092101063693/?d=n



More Supply Chain Woes

Mike’s Cube Controls wheel may be delayed a little further…



Gomez Quick Release

Gomez Sim Racing introduces their new GSI QRS-1 quick release for their high quality wheels and others

The GSI QRS-1 “Quick Release System” is a proper motorsport grade quick release made for the high standards of sim racing. With no play in it’s connection it inspires confidence with it’s uncompromising quality in construction and design.

https://twitter.com/gomezsimracing/status/1516516830810099716

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Flexible and Stackable Screens

The Vanguard Led Panels may revolutionize large screen displays that is also flexible and stackable

@vanguard.led.official

Cesium Series 2.9mm Curved/Flexible Display.

♬ Information (60 seconds) – TimTaj

https://www.tiktok.com/@vanguard.led.official/video/7086866640540896554

https://vanguardled.com/products/cerium-cylinder-led-video-display-series/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Bristol

  • Ellis –   p1 – I was probably lucky it was an ex teammate behind me that he has some trustworthiness thanks to Carlos Fonseca for racing me clean but also making me earn it. He could’ve plowed me but he didn’t. When i entered the lobby I immediately knew I would be fighting him for the win. He is super super quick and oval irating in the 4000’s… The restart before the last when is when i took the lead with some great crossover / slide job moves…
    • First win of the year, 79th career win.Stats calling this an oval win but i had only one other dirt oval win in 2020, dirt street stock at lanier dirt. So I am going to call this my second oval dirt win…Really proud I could back up my good runs earlier in the week. Not in 1 million years did I think my first win this year would be Bristol dirt
  • Rochette-P8 first time ever tied for the pole. Was stuck in 4th most of the race til we actually had more than a 5 lap run. 3rd place ran out of talent and hit the wall and into me give me a 20 second required made it to the end a lap down super frustrated.
  • Hall – P.Unavoidable Meat ball, same wreck got me and Adam

Groves – P? – I had a gymnastics finish, couldn’t stick the landing so I had to go home

  • Sunday Open

Hall – p14  Caution fest top split, spent most of the race tryin to survive

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –p5 – Ran as high as P2 before getting hit from behind. Go back to 21st but could quickly make my way forward. Lots of lake carnage I gained a bunch of spots back. 

Race : Tally

  • Wed Fixed 
    • Rochette– P
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p. 7.  GWC at end, got hit in the previous caution, full HP but toe damage.  A guy tried to push me to lead on white, but the car was to hurt, got a top 10 in the books though, we’ll see if we can improve
    • Ellis – pwrecked out- Around lap 50 I’m running about seventh the guy behind me dives to the inside and clips me as I went just a hair high and he thought he could take it but I was there. 
    • Kyle P P8 I’ll take the top 10 finish but could we please learn to race sensibly. I got caught up in 3 wrecks that had nothing to do with me but people were just diving up and down lanes and basically driving with blinders on and no spotters. Rant over!
    • Tyler – P 1 First ever win in a NIS race.  Thanks Mike for the spotting to the win!

Rochette P DNF caught in a spinning wreck in front 31 minutes required

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – pwrecked out – Led the most laps and on last restart purposely went high to be leading in outside lane – got pushed to the front and then the guy pushing took this bumper and rubbed me from right side swiping left and it immediately hooked me hard right into the wall. 10 minutes damage.
    • Bobby – 
    • Adam – 
    • Steve – 

Rochette P wrecked by leaders going 3 wide into turn 1 on lap 6. Got my yearly Dega pole was pushed out of the leader by a dumbass *beeeeeeeeeeeeep* (Iberian) than while just hanging out they went 3 wide for the lead middle car lost and fell back and wrecked about ½ the field



Official Series


  • A Open
    • Ellis – p3 – Led 20 laps but didnt make the right moves near the end to get me in the right spot, none the less a good finish and start for the week (tues night)
    • Tony R – P5 in A open got checked up on the outside on white
      • “Sigh” another P5 was leader til  front when my pusher stopped pushing
  • B Fixed 

Rochette P1 –what a way to start Dega week. First ever B class win. Made my move on the outside on the white

  • C Fixed
    • Tyler – P3 in the trucks. Almost had a chicken dinner.


League / Hosted Races

  • Ellis – Chris Macguire Hosted
  • Pro 4s at Bristol dirt – p2
  • FastTrack League –
      1. David – p 8  I was slow, except for super long runs.  That plus pit strategy and survival gave me a better finish than the car was really good for .  And though it wasn’t Mike this time, my first strategy instinct is right more than not, and I didn’t let a team mate talk me out of my choice about a wave around.
      2. Greg p – pwrecked
      3. Mike – phad spun down and hit the wall so pitted on first caution for damage – made sure to uncheck my tires – yet it still gave me tires – so then i ended up take a wave by on a caution then never caught another. Once out of fuel, i got some 40 second pit penalty followed by another speeding penalty. I parked it out of frustration.
  • Adam –  p9
  • Full Throttle Sim Racing – 
    1. Stephen LouAllen – P1

 

OBRL Aftermath Truck Series



Final Thoughts



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In this weeks episode we will be exploring if Nascar may be looking for a new console game developer. We see a dominant performance in the Skip Barber iRacing Formula Racing Series and ask, “What would iRacing be like without in-game voice chat?” So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0326

4/14/2022 – Woosh Confetti – Episode 0326

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

The eNascar iRacing Coke Series gets dirty for the first time ever at Bristol- Dirt and we’ll cover all of the highlights from a wild night of racing with the Voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. Which Nascar legend is recuperating an injury with iRacing and could the days of grossly overpaying for that new graphics card finally be over?

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Topics



Coke race – Bristol Dirt

  • Pre Race interview w Beaver drivers and Beaver, T Hudson
  • Heat Race 1 – odds from q everyone advances…
  • Green flag: @BowlinGraham and @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field into Turn 1.
  • LAP 5 Heat 1: Murcurio spins and collects @jmullisracing
  •  No cautions in the heats. @BowlinGraham dominated Heat 1, he’ll start from the pole in the feature. @swilson3_
  •  moved his way up from fifth to second in the 25 laps. 
  • mucurio and @jmullisracing had some tough luck.
  • GREEN FLAG Heat 2: @CVincent34 and @LoganClampitt_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • LAP 1: @znovak15, @DDuval42, and @RyanLuza crash.
  • Corey vincent and garrett manes slid jobbing each other but manes takes the lead w 6 to go
  • 3 to go clampitt gets by vincent, and goes after manes and on the white gets close but manes gets the heat win…
  • – Manes starts 2nd in the feature. Bad luck for @znovak15, @DDuval42, @RyanLuza, @DerekJustis

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1514053627731660809

  • LAP 3: @KeeganLeahy spins on the frontstretch, no caution.
  • CAUTION! @vicente_salas14 gets turned! @peddle_flower has no where to go! @DDuval42 and @DerekJustis were also collected in the wreck.
  • RESTART LAP 10: @BowlinGraham and @GarrettManes lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! It’s the big one. @LoganClampitt_ got turned into 
  • @CVincent34 and the track got blocked.
  • RESTART LAP 15: @BowlinGraham and @GarrettManes lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! Colin Bowden and @bobbyzalenski crash. Lap 16. @MGuest33 and @Parker79p were also involved.

https://twitter.com/riseesports/status/1514058333413642241

  • RESTART LAP 22: @BowlinGraham and @GarrettManes lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! Bardeua spins into the inside wall. Lap 23.
  • RESTART LAP 28: @BowlinGraham and @GarrettManes lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Caution. Lap 36. @GarrettLowe_6, @DonovanStrauss, and @vicente_salas14 spin.

LAP 41: @GarrettManes gets turned by @BowlinGraham! No caution!@Parker79p gets turned! Caution!
CAUTION! Lap 54. @DDuval42, @dylanault42, and others crash..@peddle_flower also involved.

  • Caution #7 – Tempers are flaring
  • Caution #8 – Four wide doesn’t work out, surprisingly.
  • RESTART 54 to go: @BowlinGraham lead the field into Turn 1.
  • 49 to go: NEW LEADER, @NickOttinger takes the lead after slight contact with @BowlinGraham shoots the 48 into the wall!
  •  Finally some green flag laps 
  • Leaders are catching lap cars! Wow! 35 to go!
  • Ottinger bowlin wilson up front – track is rubbered in, slicked off…

With an absolutely fantastic run to the end green, @NickOttinger pulls away and WINS the inaugural eNASCAR Bristol Dirt Race!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1514070298806607879



VRS at the Australian GP


VRS had a booth set up at the Australian Grand Prix. Race goers were able to drive the VRS rigs as well as real drivers including F2 Champion and F1 reserve driver Oscar Piastri.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CcF_Ru3Pq6W/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=



Nurburgring 24 Stats

iRacing Reports dropped all of the stats for last weekends Nurburgring 24 Endurance event.

https://iracingreports.com/stats/22s2-Nurburgring_24-GT3.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/22s2-Nurburgring_24-992_Cup.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/22s2-Nurburgring_24-GT4.html

https://iracingreports.com/stats/22s2-Nurburgring_24-TCR.html

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21346/nurburgring-24-stats-from-iracingreports-com



Skip Braber Formula iRacing Series

eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series driver Matt Bussa took the first checkered flag at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and three-time series winner Mikkel Gade took the win in the feature, as the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series kicked off the second half of its 2022 season on Sunday afternoon.

https://www.iracing.com/bussa-gade-split-skip-barber-formula-iracing-series-victories-at-laguna-seca/



Subscription Give Away

While watching the Coke Series Race at Bristol dirt, Steve Myers Tweeted that any truck or cup driver that tweets a pic of them practicing on iRacing gets 5 free 1-year subscription codes to give away!

https://twitter.com/iRacingMyers/status/1514052518510309379



New iR-04 Series

Greg West posted in the forums that by popular demand and beginning with Week 5 iRacing will be introducing a second iR-04 series running opposite hours of the current series. The iRacing Formula iR-04 Challenge – Fixed series will follow the same schedule but have fixed setups while also allowing drivers the opportunity to race the car on an hourly basis if they choose to do so. This series, while short due to a mid season release, will still carry 2 drops and will continue as a full 12 week series for Season 3.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21124/additional-series-iracing-formula-ir-04-challenge-fixed#latest



Be on an iRacing Broadcast

iRacing staffer Drew Adamson announced in the forums that next Thursday, April 14th, iRacing will be showcasing the brand new Aston Martin GT4, Hyundai TCRs, and the newly bodied NASCAR Trucks. They will be broadcasting the 4:15 PM EST Michelin Pilot Challenge race and the 5:15 PM EST C-Fixed Truck race. Broadcast will be live on our YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21173/your-chance-to-be-on-an-iracing-broadcast#latest



Porsche Supercup Series 

Dayne Warren scored a breakthrough first career Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup feature win on Saturday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, leading all 20 laps of the main event in Saturday’s race. Salva Talens finished second and Diogo Pinto was third, continuing the run of consistency that has given him the championship lead for most of the season,

https://www.iracing.com/warren-holds-off-talens-for-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-win-in-montreal/



Sprint Challenge Canada Fantastic Finish

The Porsche eSports Sprint Challenge CanadaSprint Challenge Canada saw an absolutely incredible finish between Antoine Lacharite and Phil Bouchard

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcRAJeCjJsC/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=



Jimmie Johnson iRacing Recovery

Former Nascar champion and current Indy Car driver Jimmie Johnson underwent surgery Monday night for the fractured right hand he suffered in a practice crash last week for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. He Tweeted a photo of him practicing on iRacing shortly after the surgery with his had in bandages.

https://twitter.com/JimmieJohnson/status/1513879670898544642



Nurburgring Study Guide

Listener Rowland Wallbank from North Wales lets us know how to use the Crew Chief App to record voice commands you can play back rally style to help learn the track.

Folks,
I enjoy listening to your Podcast (usually whilst doing the dishes!) here in North Wales.
I keep hearing members of your team saying how difficult learning the Nurburgring is.
I thought the same until I discovered that the Crew Chief app has a rally style Pace notes ability.
Basically you map buttons to record, start and stop.
You drive around the course and record yourself saying “slow slow slow” or “right turn ahead, tightens” anything you like.
Your recording is mapped to a distance around the track.  So…when you leave the pit you start the replay and when you hit that marker around the track you hear yourself say “slow slow slow” etc.  I learnt it in a couple of days doing it this way.  It’s fantastic.  You can adjust the distance to trigger the voice recordings if you want them to come later or earlier.
Cheers,
And please give a shout out to the Lotus 49 and the Huskinveld GT communities.
And Team Trained Monkey Racing…More Monkey than Alien.
Regards,
Rowly (Row as in your boat, not argue with your missus😉)



Falken Tyre Contest

Falken Tyre is now the official sponsor of the GT4 Challenge – Fixed! To celebrate their new sponsorship they are having a special contest where you can win a set of Falken Tyres.  Just place the ‘Falken Tyre Race’ logo in a race in at least 10 official races in 2022 Season 02 and you’re automatically entered to win a set of Falken Tyres!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19957/season-2-2022-contests#latest



Season 3 Schedule Submissions 

Tyler Hudson is once again taking 2022 season 3 schedule recommendations from you, the race drivers. Submission forms can be found on the forums.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21457/2022-season-3-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21457/2022-season-3-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21442/2022-season-3-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21418/2022-season-3-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/21431/2022-season-3-schedule#latest



Nurburgring Pain

iRacing posted on their Instagram page a video of a Nurburgring 24 massive crash on the first lap

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcV0PsODajB/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=



William Byron in iRacing Dirt

Nascar Driver William Byron posed on Twitter that he did a lot of dirt racing on iRacing during the pandemic and is now taking his iRacing sponsored dirt car to The Gap/ Volunteer Speedway in Tennessee.  



Majors 24 at Le Mans

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

Date | June 4th, 2022

Track | Le Mans

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

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



Bristol Doubleheader

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


DSD Matrix

Derek Spears Designs unveils their new DSD Matrix Button Controller and posted a YouTube Video on their channel giving an overview of their newest product.

https://derekspearedesigns.com/index….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAEukHK14UA



GPU’s Priced at MSRP?

PC Builder posted a video on his YouTube channel announcing that GPU’s may be finally reaching price drops to their original MSRP price suggested by the manufacturers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cdm2jRH8JT0



Intel GPU Delay

Paul’s Hardware posted a video on their YouTube channel announcing a delay in the release of Intel’s new desktop GPU’s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFs0G5RbpPs



Next Level Racing GT-Elite Review

OC Racing posted a video review on their YouTube Channel of the Next Level Racing GT-Elite rig asking, “Is the Next Level Racing GT-Elite the Ultimate Mid-Range Sim Racing Cockpit?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZkDjvP7sEg



Moza Racing R9 Base and GS Wheel Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIl-zXfq8WY



Stream Deck App

Lourens Speksnijder on Facebook posted that  If you always wanted a Stream deck but don’t want to spend €120 for the hardware you can get the same options on your phone or iPad with his subscription software with the same options.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/simracingbuilds/permalink/1413033709153975/



Listener Rig Review

Listener Heath Ropp sent in to the Lounge his new Racing Cockpits 80/20 rig with Fanatec DD1 wheelbase and Heusinkveld Sprint pedals

Hello my dudes over at iRacers Lounge.  First let me start by saying thank you for putting out my favorite podcast each week and putting so much time into making it a great show.
I just upgraded my rig from a GT Omega ART with a Fanatec Club Sport 2.5 and V3 pedals to a proper 8020 rig from racingcockpits.com, Fanatec DD1 and Heusinkveld Sprints.
I went with the Pro rig and I must say I’m truly impressed with how solid it is.  I started out by calling Racing Cockpits and spoke with the owner Eric.  He got me everything I needed at a great price and fast shipping.  I had a few specific requests and called him a couple of times and he always answered the phone even in the evening.  It’s nice to be able to have that kind of service from right here in the good ol’ USA.  The rig was easy to put together and the directions were very well written.  While putting the rig together I realized I was missing the riser/leg mounts and notified Eric.  He immediately sent them over night to me which I greatly appreciated.  The seat is the NRG Prism and is super comfortable.  I have the Heusinkvelt Sprints mounted to the pedal plate and there is absolutely no flex.  I also got the side mounts for the DD1 and they are rock solid.  They also included a bunch of extra bolts and t-nuts was is awesome because I have already added some additional pieces.  Overall I’m impressed with the rig and with RacingCockpits.com.
I also just got the Butt Kicker Plus a few days ago and I’m loving it.  A few quick notes are that the volume knob was not attached tightly to the post and fell off when I took it out of the box and is still a little loose.  It sounds like Will Ford from Boosted Media also had this issue. I also used the bolt holes to attach it to my sim rig instead of the clamp, but I had to drill out the holes just a bit to use the standard M8 bolts and t-nuts used on most 8020 sim rigs. After about 3 hours of testing and tuning with the new Haptic Connect software, I determined that the LFE setting in iRacing worked the best, so I ended up not using the Haptic Connect software.  Hopefully they will continue to make that better.  This is the first Butt Kicker/transducer I’ve ever owned and I must say it is pretty cool and I don’t think I will ever race without one again.
I attached pics of my rig and yes that is a NES with the classic game Days of Thunder playing!  I still have all my old racing games (hence the pictures taped to the wall) I grew up playing and I must say Indy Heat is my favorite.
Again thanks to your team for your outstanding podcast.
Sincerely,
Heath Ropp #77



Asetek Simsport Pedals

WIll Ford at Boosted reviewed the Asetek Simsports Forte Load Cell Pedals

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



Mike Has Wind!

Our own Mike Ellis recounts his experience building his home made wind simulation unit.

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So I got it all mounted and tried it and really couldn’t feel any wind coming out of it even though the fans were turning I couldn’t quite figure out what was going on. Eventually I found some confetti and taped it to the opening of the hose turn the fans on all the way.

And the confetti got sucked into the fan I installed the fans backwards!

So I’ve created the first Vacuum Sim. Or maybe we call it the Sim Vacuum.

So tonight I switch them around and it’s up and working and blowing pretty great.

Some lessons learned, the SIM hub software now has wind Sim support built right in so you don’t need to do the workarounds that were stated in the video.

It kind a looks like the hoses are in an awkward position but they are out of my visual while driving. Not sure if I’m gonna keep them here or move them somewhere else, but done for now.

I did receive my fanatec hub a month early. I’m still awaiting the cube controls wheel to ship…

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/164740#Comment_164740



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Martinsville

  • Ellis –   p wreck out five minutes damage Unlock 21 the two cars in front of a spiral walked up the track of everyone Plowed in. Got five minutes damage fixed it was nine labs down rolled around the lab 130 got totally wrecked again eight minutes required finally parked it
  • Rochette-P4 think i broke the caution record of 27. Stayed clean and in top 10 most of the race. Went from 8th to 4th in final gwc as leaders wrecked on the white. Think many guys went without pitting whole race but even fresh tires it was a pain to try to pass 

Hall – P. 19, engine damage from blocked track, plus race control has way to many bugs, at one point on a caution, it nearly inverted field and gave so many eol’s to cars that didn’t even pit that i jumped from 25 to 10th.  Later a similar late warning cause some to stop on the out side and i got BF’ed,  Did get lap back though, but damage just killed my corner exit

  • Kyle – P. . P-14. Started mid pack and just ran a strong race. Got up to P3 with 5 to go and just spun on my own and brought a GWC and had to restart P14 and just stayed ther for 2 laps.
  • Hall – p Nightmare

  • Sunday fixed 
  • Kyle – P  P-10 Started P-12 and had a rough race getting caught up in everyones mess and had to serve a Drive thru went 2 laps down and finally got the lucky dog with about 40 to go and just slowly worked my way back into the top 10. Glad Martinsville is done for now.

Tom – p P-14 Ran strong but just was on board the struggle bus getting spun by others.

Race : Bristol

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p. 7   survival mode whole race, only caught in minor problems
    • Ellis – p2 – qualified second and ran top five all night long never could get to the front though. 
    • Tyler – P7 – NIS was Fun! Finally had a fun time in a series race. Started in the back as usual. Got dinged with a 2x early as I made it through a wreck. Kept moving forward to the top ten. Caution fest so restarts we super important. Got Doored with about 50 to go as the chain reaction had me in the middle sitting like a duck but survived. Caution after caution for the GWC and brought it home in 7th with only a 4x. Had a blast after some fine running suggestions from the team. Thanks Tifosi!

Rochette P8 (dont read too fast) remember back when you were a kid playing with your matchbox cars in the dirt? That i just had more fun than than mud caked 6 year old has ever had. Found myself upfront top 3 most of the race watching lap cars nearly kill the leader half dozen times. Final restart in P2, leader disappeared took 1st at the green lost it T2 if white and spun off the guy that took 1st in T4 before the checkered

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p8 – Qualified p2 led 87 of 125 laps was leading w 20 to go and the guy behind me took me out. Final restart i was 13th got up to 8th

Rochette P2 decided to run VR after last night on the monitor. Didnt have enough GF runs to adjust properly. I am crap on restarts and it shows after losing spots and getting em back a lap later. This bit me on the gwc was 2nd 4th bumped me, lost a spot to 3rd got it back at the white with leader well ahead. So close im getting that win friday night



Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • Ellis – Chris Macguire Hosted
  • Kia at Daytona Wrecked out. 
  • Cot at Talledega
  • FastTrack League –
    1. David – p 13
    2. Greg p – pWrecked out 
    3. Mike – pWrecked out – Started dead last worked my way up, was p3 w 20 to go on a restart im just riding the inside and the guy in second basically turns himself off my nose, then trys to call me out for it. Same guy that wrecked David earlier, and same guy that took Greg 3 wide in a wreck that took him out.

iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 4

  •      Kyle P-  Tonight is Bristol under the lights. It’s a cut off race in the playoffs so we should see a lot of action. Also Season 5 is around the corner and we are looking for new drivers. If you’re interested contact Kyle Pendygraft aka Loud Pedal TV for details.


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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The eNascar iRacing Coke Series gets dirty for the first time ever at Bristol- Dirt and we’ll cover all of the highlights from a wild night of racing with the Voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. Which Nascar legend is recuperating an injury with iRacing and could the days of grossly overpaying for that new graphics card finally be over? So sit back, relax and join us 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. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0325

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

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

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

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Special Guest

Guest Name

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
  2. Which series do you normally run?                
  3. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
  4. Software
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

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Topics



Max Esterson with iRacing

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

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



Revenge of the Cone

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

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



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

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

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



Reminded why the UI is worthless

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

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

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

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

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



Sim Rig on The Price is Right

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



Best Pit Stop Ever?

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

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



iRacers at Richmond in Xfinity

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

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



New Track Rumors F1 at Vegas

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



iRacing to Consoles?

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

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

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

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

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



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

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

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



2022 Season 2 Patch 2 Release Notes

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



Wickens Credits iRacing

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

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



The Nürburgring 24h powered by VCO

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



Majors 24 at Le Mans

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

Date | June 4th, 2022

Track | Le Mans

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

Eligibility | All iRacing Members

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



Bristol Doubleheader

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Hardware/Software


DIY Wind

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

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



F1 Style Simulator Monocoque

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

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



Yaw VR 2

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

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

https://fb.watch/c6aaRKh2Px/



Next Level Racing ERS1 Seat

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

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

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



Company Review

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

https://www.symprojects.com/



RTX 3090Ti Review

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

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



Coffee Racer Beta Review

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

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



Graphics Breakthru Technology?

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

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

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



Gomez Industries at Microcenter

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

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



Updated Starlink Map

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

https://www.starlink.com/map



Stint Analyzer Version 2.1

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

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



Sim Pedal Comparisons by Sim Coaches

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

https://youtu.be/qmZOwAC1y30



Simubox

Simubox has an Ebay store with a variety of button boxes

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



AP-121 | Augury Simulations

DrOrzy

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

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



Racing Simulator Trash Talk leads to ULTIMATE chassis upgrade



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

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

  • Sunday fixed 

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

Race :Martinsville

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

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

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

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



Official Series




League / Hosted Races

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

OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 

Git R Done GT3 Series



Final Thoughts



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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  1. Fast and Dumb

Description

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

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: 

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0324

3/31/2022 – Snoop Quit Dog – Episode 0324

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

On the show today, we’ll be recapping the eNascar Coke Series race from Richmond, as well as the Porsche Supercup Race at Red Bull Ring. We’ll ask why so much difference from COTA in iRacing and the real race, and we’ll ride along with the Snoop Dog in iRacing.

And remember you can follow along with us on your PC or 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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Coke race – Richmond

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

https://twitter.com/landoncassill/status/1508933142102556681

  • Taylor Hurst on the Pole – chaos on the first lap… and they survived…
  • First caution was a @MalikRayTTV spin, he was close quarters racing with Brian Murcurio and the two came together, sending the No. 7.
  • LAP 19: @CVincent34 takes 2nd from Brian Murcurio
  • Brian Murcurio is in the wall! @LoganClampitt_ is in the wall! Caution! Caution was for Brotherton who gets tagged by Parker Retzlaff 
  • Just before the yellow, Collin Bowden got loose, Logan Clampitt tried to avoid, and Zack Novak had nowhere to go. Heavy damage for all three.
  • RESTART LAP 26: @TDawgHurst and @CVincent34 lead the field
  • LAP 30: Biggest mover of the race so far, @dylanault42, up 20 spots to 17th.
  • LAP 48. Caution! @rayalfalla gets spun.- late three wide
  • @CaseyKirwan23 wins the race off pit road with a 2-tire stop.
  • CAUTION! Big wreck! @KeeganLeahy, @dylanault42, @KadenWHoneycutt, @znovak15, @vicente_salas14, and others are involved. Lap 61
  • RESTART LAP 66: @CaseyKirwan23 and @TDawgHurst lead the field into Turn 1.
  • LAP 67: @MikeConti5 takes 2nd from @TDawgHurst… but Hurst isn’t letting him go easily!
  • Caution! 54 to go. @GarrettManes is upside down.

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1508984471869079552

  • @CaseyKirwan23 pits under this caution, @MikeConti5 assumes the lead.
  • RESTART 49 to go: @MikeConti5 and @TDawgHurst lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! @rayalfalla spins into the outside wall. For the second time tonight A three wide battle Ends up with a four time champ spinning
  • FREE PASS: @GarrettManes in 38th.
  • RESTART 41 to go: @MikeConti5 and @TDawgHurst lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! @vicente_salas14 and @CaseyKirwan23 spin into the wall! 39 to go.Three-wide dive bombs are NOT turning out well for those on the top side. HARD lick for Kirwan.
  • FREE PASS: @KeeganLeahy, 37th at the time of caution.
  • RESTART 34 to go: @MikeConti5 and @NickOttinger lead the field into Turn 1.
  • CAUTION! @BriarLaPradd spins off Turn 2! @Nick_Shelton402, @DerekJustis, and others are collected.

https://twitter.com/riseesports/status/1508987435996393474

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1508988192321642498

  • RESTART 28 to go: @MikeConti5 and @NickOttinger lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Caution. Liam Brotherton, @rayalfalla, and @KadenWHoneycutt spin. 27 to go. Liam just missed the braking point and took out alfalla
  • RESTART 21 to go: @MikeConti5 and @NickOttinger lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Caution! 18 to go. @DDuval42 among those involved. A bit of a check up and domino effect and duval gets spun
  • FREE PASS: @GarrettManes in 37th, that should put the @SadlerEsports driver back on the lead lap.
  • RESTART 13 to go: @MikeConti5 and @NickOttinger lead the field into Turn 1.
  • 10 to go – ottinger hits the wall bowlin gets to 2nd has better tires – then yellow!
  • CAUTION! @Parker79p and @LoganClampitt_ crash on the backstretch. 9 to go. Seemed to be going after each other
  • RESTART 3 to go: @MikeConti5 and @BowlinGraham lead the field into Turn 1. Mike w a big jump – Cameras were watching 3 wide battle for sixth, announcers are calling the battle for the win – awkward TV moment until the director finally picks up Conti on the White bringing it home, graham didn’t have enough to get him – DREW we need picture in picture man!
  • It’s his second of the season and the 13th of his career! 12th season

https://twitter.com/MikeConti5/status/1508998281459863554

https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cbu_-PdDgYt/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Topics



Ragin’ Snoop Dog

GitGud Racing posted a YouTube video of Snoop Dog rage quitting

https://youtu.be/KWatfllSTOY



Short Cutting COTA

Tyler Stooksbury Posted, “I noticed specifically with COTA, NASCAR is allowing drivers to use a lot of the paved run off areas of the track. How hard would it be to get a NASCAR layout where the only difference is expanded track limits that follow the nascar rules more closely?”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20586/nascar-layouts-with-expanded-track-limits#latest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0g5m6fWDsA



New Event Registration Forwarding System

https://twitter.com/iRacingSupport/status/1508432097538625537

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20608/event-registration-forwarding-for-classic-membersite-april-2nd-0000-1400-utc#latest



Porsche Supercup Championship Round 5

Red Bull Racing Esports driver Sebastian Job became the fifth different main event winner in five rounds to start the season at the Red Bull Ring. The win also enabled Job to jump to second in the standings, after faltering around the edge of the top 20 just a few short rounds ago. Diogo Pinto continues to hold the points lead, which now sits at 38 points over Job

https://twitter.com/porscheraces/status/1508445302252056582?s=11&t=_otTTsZViqrv9jZVTrmBhw



Sebring 12 Hours Winners

Coanda drivers Josh Rogers and Mitchell deJong took top split honors in last weekend’s Serbing 12 Hour Special event

https://twitter.com/JKRogers_92/status/1508147867466276864



How Much is it Really?


Dom Parker Racing Has been on iRacing for one calendar year. In his YouTube video he shows how much he actually spent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaAnW9BCzeI

$18 per win

$0.48 cents per start

$.006 cents per lap

$127 per yr



Would Chastain Get Protested?

Juen-Jen Wang asked in the forums if Ross Chastain’s moves in the Nascar Cup race at COTA would get a protest in iRacing

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/20674/would-chastains-move-get-us-protested#latest



Setup Shop Shenanigans

Was Premier Racing Setups steeling setups from Ryco? A YouTube video from Area 51 Alien Factory claims to have evidence that they did.

https://youtu.be/ltnSNuyMTVg



Karting vs Sim Racing


SAFE is FAST posted a video on YouTube asking which is a better training ground, Karting or Sim racing?

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



Bristol Doubleheader

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



Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy



Paul’s Hardware GPU Pricing Spreadsheet

Paul’s Hardware GPU Pricing Spreadsheet shows the pricing trends of GPU’s all in one, easy to find location

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ylxdo9WIxwoKEmDZJCqJxwnOjj7tnY9HQGQEGo21ZvM/htmlview?urp=gmail_link



Rig Metal Flagship Cockpit

Rig Metal’s Flagship Cockpit is a extruded aluminum profile sim rig selling for $799

https://rigmetal.com/products/rig-metal-pro-sim-cockpit



IMMSource ET5 DD Review

Barry Rowland on his Sim Racing Garage YouTube Channel reviews the new ImmSource ET5 DD FFB Wheel system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E07ADDGED0



Don’t Shut Down Your Computer


Liron Segev shows on his YouTube Channel the different power options on your computer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjWFC1qCY6I



Sim Magic Pedals Review

Laurence Dusoswa reviews the Sim Magic P2000 pedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_4DlNvTQNE



Next Level Racing Motion plus Platform

Next Level racing posted a video of their new Motion Plus Platform System in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDqyiO3ZbQs



Overlays in VR

No Tech Drama shows how to use iRacing overlays in VR with OVR Toolkit



Rain Sim

Sim Race Blog NL posted on a picture of their rain simulator.



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: COTA

  • Ellis –   p9 – started like 16th got to 11th by lap 1 – at the end of the long inner straight some guy went right across my brow as i made the sharp u-turn 25 seconds damage – only slipped like once and lost a couple of seconds other than that pretty flawless race – 
  • Hall – P. technical issue,  Tightened throttle cylinder, and couldn’t get the car to down shift the whole race, wasn’t getting enough response to blip.
  • Greg – p disconnected
  • Kyle – p6 Started P10 and worked my way up to the top 5 and held the top 5 all the way through pit cycles. Led 4 laps and pitted on lap 22 hoping to make up ground with fresh tires while the field had older tires. Came out P7 and just over drove the car the last 12 laps and finished with a solid P6.

Kyle – P.  P-5 was having PC issues restarted my PC during qualifying so started back in 18th. Started the race with shifter issues pitted lap 1 to fix it came out P26 got involved with a spin right in front of me and got some damage. Fell back to last P27 and worked my way up through the field. Pitted at the halfway point and came out P7. Continued to charge on and work up to a P5 I was running down 3rd and 4th but just ran out of laps. So I’ll take a solid P5.

Race : Richmond

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p.7.  Caught by other cars wrecking 4 times, had to finish the 3rd green white checker with 16x.  Almost unlucky lucky.  Won’t be able to get in car again still Sunday.
    • Ellis – p. 19 – How a good run going and was actually marching forward on old tires from 19th as high as fourth at Lap 140 I got just a hair loose turn back to the right and it slammed to the wall over four minutes damage, lost two laps and this brought it home. 
    • Tom D – p wrkdt out
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – p2 – Started 9 fairly clean race up front worked my way up to eventually leading w 50 to go – gwc restart guy divebombs from way back gets by, i then get into the back of him in the middle and get back by, but the guy in third goes by both of us and i cant hold if off and it was side by side at the line at .03 diff. Apologies to joseph lester for the bump and run



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League – Texas
    1. David – p in rehearsal for a show
    1. Greg p – 18
    2. Mike – p Sucked – Just kinda rode around….
    3. Adam – 10
  1. Ellis  –  
    • Chris Macguire Caddies at Daytona – p wrecked
    • 87’s at Tally – Man super fun driving from back to front – got wrecked
    • David – Almost won – HIt the wall
    • IR18 at Michigan – p4
    • Supercars at Michigan – p2
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


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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  1. Snoop Quit Dog

Description

On the show today, we’ll be recapping the eNascar Coke Series race from Richmond, as well as the Porsche Supercup Race at Red Bull Ring. We’ll ask why so much difference from COTA in iRacing and the real race, and we’ll ride along with the Snoop Dog in iRacing. So sit back, relax and join us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0323

3/24/2022 – Inverted Sweetness – Episode 0323

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Show Introduction

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

And remember you can follow along with us on your PC or 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



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

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

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



Grand National Legends

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

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



February Top 10

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

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



Setup Building Basics for Xfinity Cars

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

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

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



Dirt iRacing Peformance

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

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

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

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



iRacing Improvement Suggestions

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

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


More Rain Teasers

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

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

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



Carquest Joins the iRacing Sponsorship Team

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



iRacing presents the Peachtree Three

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

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

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

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



Sebring 12 Hours

Date: March 25-27

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

Track: Sebring International Racewa

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



Nürburgring Endurance Championship

Greg West posted the details of the iRacing Nürburgring Endurance Championship

Overview

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

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

Cars/Classes

GT3 Class: BMW M4 GT3, Mercedes AMG GT3

GT4 Class: Porsche Cayman GT4. Aston Martin Vantage GT4

CUP Class: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

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

MX5 Class: Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

Race Specifications

Race Length: 4-6 Hours

Team Racing: Enabled but not required

Weather: Dynamic

Timeslots:

Saturday: 17:30 GMT

Sunday:  1:00 GMT & 13:00 GMT

Qualifying Attached: Yes

Practice: 10 min

Qualifying: 30 min

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

Schedule

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

April 23- 24th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

May 7- 8th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

May 28- 29th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

July 2- 3rd – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

July 16- 17th – 6 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

August 6- 7th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

September 3- 4th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

September 24- 25th – 4 Hours

Nürburgring Combined – Gesamtstrecke VLN

October 8- 9th – 4 Hours

Notes:

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

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



Bristol Doubleheader

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



Podcast Housekeeping

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Hardware/Software


Sim Coaches Spotted in the Wild

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

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



Zero X companion App

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

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



Vettel’s Home Sim Rig

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

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



1000 FPS

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

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



DIY CSLDD Boost Kit


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

https://youtu.be/NjdS8RG5p5A



More and More Buttkicker

Buttkicker released 2 new versions of their Gamer LFE bass shakers

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


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

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



Next Level Racing Motion Plus

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

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

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



Sim Racing Apps – Update

SIMRacingApps has updated to version 1.18 which is now available.

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



Cube Control’s Mercedes-AMG GT Track Series Wheel

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

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



MR-Mobile Sim Racing Cockpit

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

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



IMM Source ET3, ET5 and FD1


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

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

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



NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open:Atlanta

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

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

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

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


Official Series




League / Hosted Races

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

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

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


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  1. Inverted Sweetness

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

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Episode 0322

3/17/2022 – Moist Eggs – Episode 0322

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On the Show today, we’ll review an exciting Coke Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll show you how to get racing tips from Coke Series Driver and previous champion, Nick Ottinger and look at ways for iRacing to make improvements.

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Coke Series – Atlanta

https://twitter.com/23xiracing/status/1503803553927860230?s=11

https://twitter.com/ssgracing/status/1503762949206261760?s=11

  • (39 drivers tonight, no Kyle Peddle in the field)
  • Pre race interviews with real life drivers Retzlaff and Honeycutt
  • Nick Ottinger is 3 for 3 for poles this season.
  • GREEN FLAG: @NickOttinger and @mbussa75 lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Early trouble at Atlanta! Lap 4 or so… @RFKracing teammates get the worst of it! 
  • CAUTION! @KadenWHoneycutt, @Dard2121, and others are around in Turn 4. Lap 5.
  • RESTART LAP 9: 
  • @NickOttinger and @bobbyzalenski lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Interview w mode motorsports Kyle Long – talks about his new rig and love of iracing
  • LAP 32: With how strung out the field is, passing is going to be at a premium until the next round of pit stops.It’s not impossible, but will be difficult with the momentum of the high line. 
  • Kevin King says “1 groove.  Bottom is junk.”
  • the topside has more off-corner speed, but the bottom allows for tire saving. Ottinger is able to run low and save some while Bussa runs in cleaner air on the top. 
  • Man, it’s like virtual gridlock rn
  • LAP 43: @GarrettManes and others are on pit road. Green flag pit stops are underway.
  • LAP 49: @NickOttinger pits from the lead.
  • PENALTY: @KollinKeister, speeding on pit road.
  • 42 to go: @NickOttinger takes the net race lead.
  • As we wait for @ssgracing’s @A_Boes21 to pit, the battle for the eventual lead has shifted from @BriarLaPradd to @NickOttinger and @bobbyzalenski
  • CAUTION! DEREK JUSTIS GETS THE APRON TRANSITION TRYING TO LET LEADERS BY HE COLLECTS LUZA, CONTI, BOURDEAU AND MORE BOES IS THE LEADER!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1503913199388745730

  • @rayalfalla leads, he stayed out @bobbyzalenski is alongside on fresh tires
  • @A_Boes21 catches a HELL of a break and will be third.
  • @NickOttinger who has DOMINATED will be fourth.
  •  29 to go: @vicente_salas14 takes 2nd from @NickOttinger
  •  28 to go: Contact in the back, looked like @GarrettManes just got sent into the grass.
  • POWER MOVE! @swilson3_ cuts through the traffic and is up to 3rd place. 27 laps to go. 
  • 20 to go: @NickOttinger is back up to 2nd. 
  • 14 to go: 3-wide for the lead! @BowlinGraham, @swilson3_, @bobbyzalenski! NEW LEADER, Bowlin!
  • 15 to go: NEW LEADER! @SHR_eSports’ @swilson3_ after a battle for the lead!
  • 14 to go: 3-wide for the lead! @BowlinGraham, @swilson3_, @bobbyzalenski! NEW LEADER, Bowlin!
  • 10 to go – bowden zalenski wilson ottinger bussa kirwin lapradd femi guest mullis

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1503915042357624836

  • 7 to go: @NickOttinger moves back into 2nd.
  •  CAUTION! BUSSA GETS SPUN BY KIRWAN WITH FIVE LAPS TO GO! HE SAVES IT! A PERFECT 360! WE’RE GOING TO OVERTIME!!!!!!!
  • Top 6 stay out rest have tires
  • CAUTION! @DonovanStrauss gets turned! 
  • So. Close. @swilson3_ nearly took the white flag, as the leader.
  • OVERTIME RESTART 2: @BowlinGraham and @swilson3_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • Nick ottinger coming hard on the outside has a huge run! Wilson is in the middle but moves up to block Nick, nick touches the wall loses the momentum. 
  •  Nick gets touched by bussa as they fight for the middle but recovers then gets shuffled and slid a bit – Wilson leading moves up to block bowlin so bowlin then pushes wilson a bit just  getting bowlin clear as bowlin and lapradd who came out of nowhere collide with bussa they all wreck behind him 
  • @swilson3_ WINS HIS FIRST CAREER @eNASCARCocaCola SERIES RACE!!!
  • Graham A. Bowlin was leading on the final lap. He winds up 12th.
  • Femi Olatubosun goes FLYING across the line and finishes 14th.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1503920365571092482?s=11



’87 Buick Two-for-One

Dale Earnhardt Jr Tweeted that he has updated the ’87 Buick Template to include the Oldsmobile from JS Racing61 including two headlight configurations

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1502711454755135489?s=11



7 Ways to Improve iRacing

Streamer Matt Malone posted a YouTube video on his channel listing 7 ways to improve iRacing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HlSDC1ZYFk



Big Announcement from CarQuest

CarQuest sent a Tweet saying that if you love iRacing, You’re going to want to follow them for a big announcement before the end of this week

https://twitter.com/carquest/status/1503357847601651713?s=11



The Reason for the Drama

Race Beyond Matter posted another YouTube video discussing the drama that arose after last week’s series of sarcastic Sim Racing addictions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bb-6arquac



Kvapil Takes iRacing to the Winners Circle

Newly announced JR Motorsports Late Model Driver Carson Kvapil has already took his iRacing sponsored car to the winners circle at The Old North State Nationals for a $3,000 prize.

https://twitter.com/jrmotorsports/status/1503175849989845001?s=11



Eggs in iRacing?

Alex Duclos asked in the forums that him and his mate are having a discussion, He thinks there’s probably a farmers market advertisement at a dirt oval track, but I don’t own them all. Can anyone settle our debate? Is there any mention of eggs in iracing? Or an image of an egg? Thanks.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19919/are-there-eggs-in-iracing



2022 Season 2 Patch 1 Release Notes

Alex Gustafson posted the updates for the Season 2 Patch 1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19934/2022-season-2-patch-1-release-notes-2022-03-15-01



ButtKicker Goes to the Late Models

The World of Outlaws Late Model Championship had picked up ButtKicker as a new title sponsor

https://twitter.com/woolatemodels/status/1504179076571013123?s=11



Cup Cars Go Trophy Truck

On Instagram, iRacing posted a video of the cup cars bouncing thru the tri-oval grass at Atlanta

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CbK-MzJjmxZ/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Learn Racing from Ottinger

TSM FTX posted a video Tweet from Coke Series champion Nick Ottinger showing you how to become a sim racing master

https://twitter.com/TSM/status/1503816378213560322



Spotlight – StockCar Brasil

iRacing’s YouTube page posted a season Spotlight video of the new StackCar Brasil Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azo8jDHj8GU



Season 2 Build Highlights Video

iRacing posted a video of the Season 2 build in a highlight video on their YouTube page.



Creventic Endurance Series

Greg West Posts: 

iRacing CREVENTIC Endurance Series Returns for Four-Race 2022 Season

The iRacing CREVENTIC Endurance Series, a four-round team racing championship that sees iRacers team up to take on a series of 12-hour endurance events at some of the world’s premier road racing circuits, will return for the 2022 season with a new lineup of both cars and tracks. Headlined by the additions of Imola, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992), and additional GT4 and Touring Car entries, the new series kicks off with a return to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on April 2.

2022 marks the second year of iRacing’s partnership with CREVENTIC, the organizers of the real-world 24H Series and iRacing’s NEO Endurance league. The union brings the strength of CREVENTIC’s organizational capabilities to a series that is open to all iRacing members. The four track selections represent some of the most legendary circuits in the world, while the eight eligible vehicles feature many of racing’s most iconic brands and competitive GT and touring cars.

The full CREVENTIC Endurance Series schedule is as follows:

·        April 2: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

·        June 4: Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

·        August 6: Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (Imola)

·        October 22: Sebring International Raceway

The full CREVENTIC Endurance Series vehicle lineup is as follows:

·        GT3 Cup: Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992)

·        GT4: Aston Martin Vantage GT4, BMW M4 GT4, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport

·        Touring Car: Audi RS 3 LMS, Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai Elantra N TC, Hyundai Veloster



Nürburgring 24 Special Event

he 24 Hours of Nürburgring (ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring) is a 24-hour endurance event held on the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring in Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It also utilizes part of the GP-Strecke course to form a total lap length of 16.1 miles (25.9 km).

Date: April 8-10, 2022

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT



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Hardware / Software


Fanatec Price Increase

Fanatec announced this week that Starting March 17th 2022, several products across our CSL, ClubSport, and Podium lines will increase in price. However, we are keeping the changes to a minimum, and many products will stay the same – for example we are retaining the basic pricing for the core component in our ecosystem: the Wheel Bases.

Following a reassessment of our price structure, we have also been able to lower the price of a small number of products, and these changes have already been applied. We wanted to give you a heads-up before we apply the price increases next week.

https://mailchi.mp/fanatec/price-increases-coming-next-week?e=511738d246

https://forum.fanatec.com/categories/blog



Ultimate Sim Rig Even Better!

Will Ford at Boosted Media posted a video of how he made his ultimate triple 65″ 4K setup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJnbUK1Clvg



Moza R9 DD Base and Wheel [Greg]

Moza is releasing their new R9 DD base at a price of $439 + vat as well as their GS formula style steering wheel for $499 +vat

https://mozaracing.com/wheel-base-r9

https://www.facebook.com/MOZARacing/videos/253678480302475/?extid=NS-UNK-UNK-UNK-IOS_GK0T-GK1C

https://mozaracing.com/news/moza-racing-launched-2-new-products

https://traxion.gg/moza-racing-launches-new-gs-steering-wheel-and-r9-direct-drive-wheel-base/



SRM Fanatec Emulator

SimmRacing Machines offers their Fanatec emulator for 95 pounds

https://www.simracingmachines.com/WebShop/srm-emulator-for-fanatec-wheel-base



Fanatec Wheel Button Pods

From Thingiverse you can 3D print Fanatec Wheel button pods for the Nascar Wheel Hub.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4773113



Project Doppler DIY hydraulic high-end pedal build

Beano van Rensburg show off his high end hydraulic pedals

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



Moza R9 DD Review

Shawn Cole on the Simpit YouTube Channel review the newly announced Moza R9 DD Wheel Base

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ecODazM9zo



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Phoenix

  • Ellis –   p9- Came from 13th then it ran top five most of the race ended up getting loose as the race got closer to the end and lost it with 32 to go and lost all my track position. This was even more bittersweet than Wednesday night because the guy who won was actually crashed out Wednesday night and I had nothing for him. I really feel like that was an opportunity to win that I let slip it hurts. 
  • Tom D – P5 – started in the rear.  Was able to work my way up to the top 10 most of the race.  I was better on a long run.  Unfortunately we had a few cautions at the end of the race.  Was able to scrap to top 5. I’ll take it. Time for a little vacation. Will be back Wednesday for more fun and games. 
  • Rochette- Phoenix hates me race ended early with a ass losing it out of 2 missing the put barrels and right into me on the wall was early on so went to play some Horizon Forbidden west
  • Brian P8  Avoided a lot of the carnage that has been finding me on a regular basis, just couldn’t manage speed thru turns 3&4…or is it 1&2?
  • Groves – P wrecked out, phoenix sucks.  Got loose and some bonehead decided it would be fun to drive through me
  • Stephen-p
  • Adam -p wrecked out- Top 10-5 speed last night, went from 22nd to 10th running down the next 5 cars in front me.. couple cautions and my cars gear wasn’t great for 3-4 laps and I fell back to 16th got frustrated busted my ass in turn 1 and smoked the wall. I was rolling center better than all the cars around me too
  • Sunday Open

Rochette- Phoenix still hates me BURN THE DOGLEG DOWN jackass lost it in the dogleg and shot right into me against the front stretch wall with 14 to go and in 8th. Cant ever catch a break at Phoenix and we will not ever speak of Phoenix ever again stricken from my record

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –p3!- A record 21 caution of 86 laps of yellow. I got taken out a couple times went not a lot of damage and recovered well. 
    • Tyler – P12. Phoenix sucked! Really wasn’t a good race, got caught up in a few wrecks with other guys and even caught up in a wreck with my teammate. Had 20 incident point where maybe 4 of them were my fault. Caution fest with 21 cautions. Net coded with a guy where we touched rear tires and sent him spinning as we avoided a wreck. Gives me a nice 4x door hit under caution. Wasn’t a good night. 
    • Brian – p

Race : Atlanta

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p. Wrecked, divebombed by the same driver that dive bombed several team mates monday.
    • Ellis – p13-Ran pretty good got up to P2 had bad luck with the way the cautions fell cautions come out right after I stopped under green flag not once but twice lost all my spots eventually I spun out and hit the wall pretty hard for 3 1/2 minutes damage and just brought it home
    • Tyler – P15 finished 2 laps down. Ran a solid race but missed pit entry on my final fuel lap. Ended up running out of gas coasting to pit road. Got loose in turn 2 and was taken out by a car who had their brake bias down in the 30s and couldn’t stop. Was able to get repaired and keep up with the top 8. Felt good to finally be fast. My luck will turn around. 
    • Rochette P1 Hey yo…. what ya get when you get a pole, led the most and fastest laps? Ya get a Chubby Birb in victory lane for a 3rd time in 9 nis starts. What a way to have a send off for old Atlanta and redemption for my 2nd places last year. Dominate car all race except on old tire restarts. But the birb  frankly didn’t give a damn by setting Atlanta and was Gone with the Wind 
    • Bobby -p

Tom D – P2 – Started 17th. Was running between 5th and 10th most of the race. Got caught once after green flag stops a lap down.  I was able to make my way to a top till there was a restart with 12 to go.  I decided to pit. Restarted 4th. Was just a little too loose on the restart. Made the pass for 2nd going to the line.  I’ll take a top 5 and look forward to Sunday

  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – p12 – got the steering ratio right but still sucked and would get loose in the middle of 1 and 2 and then pound the outside wall – maybe 6 or seven times. Not a bad finish for sucking so bad.
    • Adam – Wrecked out


Official Series

Groves – P1 – Took the lead right before a green white checker.  Leader had been going on green all day, I decided to go early and get the jump and it worked.  The set made all the difference

Ellis – Fixed Ferrari Challenge – Spa – 3 starts, 1 finish not great but not bad… Cant wait for my wheel…




League/Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League – Phoenix
    1. David – p got taken out again by someone who didn’t hold his line.. 
    1. Greg p – p destroyed via flying car early on with no hood recovered to P3. 
    2. Mike – p18 – ran as high as tenth but was more like a 15th the 20th Pl. car especially on older tires. Cautions play in my favor I would gain track position. One incident I missed my breaking mark by a few feet and locked them up and slid into the admin of the league luckily we didn’t wreck. Got dive bombed by a guy and almost wrecked again I heard his name almost every time a caution came out… The final restart they all wrecked and I kind of drove through it but I got too many incidents in a black flag otherwise I might’ve had a top 10. 
    3. Adam – got wrecked going for the win on the outside when the leader lost it and rec the field.
  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    • Mike -p Wrecked – Talladega – Lap8 the guy leading on the outside gets loose. That’s why used to happen to me all the time lol.
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • 1. Jason Higginbotham
  • 2. Thomas Ogle
  • 3. Eddie Jones


Final Thoughts



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  1. Moist Eggs

Description

On the Show today, we’ll review an exciting Coke Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll show you how to get racing tips from Coke Series Driver and previous champion, Nick Ottinger and look at ways for iRacing to make improvements. So sit back, relax and join us 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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Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0321

3/10/2022 – Atlantadega – Episode 0321

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

Well, it’s Season 2 build week again in iRacing! That means new content, new content updates and new software updates and we’ll cover it all. We’ll also cover what omissions we were hoping for, but didn’t make the cut. We’ll also explore the horrors of sim racing addiction.

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Topics



Prebuild Hype

The pre build hype for the 2022 Season 2 started on Twitter when Dale Jr tweeted out a picture of the iRacing sponsored ’87 Buick LeSabre.

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1500196919548784652?s=11



This Beast Looks Mean

iRacing Tweeted out a pre-release picture of the Aston martin Vantage GT4

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1500212309700096005?s=11



What’s in the Garage

iRacing also Tweeted some teaser pictures of an undescribed formula car for your interpretation.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1500540715205599232?s=11



Winton Motor Raceway

Winton Motor Raceway was a known addition, but iRacing posted some sneak peak pictures in a Tweet before the release.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1500935893527543813?s=11



2022 Season 2 Release Notes

Finally, the new build was released

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18972/2022-season-2-release-notes-pre-release

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18972/2022-season-2-release-notes-2022-03-08-04#latest



Federated Auto Parts Raceway at i-55

The official iRacing YouTube video release of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

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



Hyundai Veloster N TC

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Hyundai Veloster N TC



Stock Car Brasil

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Toyota Carlooa and Chevy Cruze in the Stock Car Brasil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkq2iXYqQd4



Aston Martin Vantage GT4

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Aston Martin Vantage GT4

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



GT3 Updates

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the new aero updates to the GT3 cars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9LwtHC603k



Formula iR-04

The official iRacing YouTube video release of the Formula iR-04

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y4hNfA_7Wc



No New Atlanta Track in Build

Kyle Zimmer, as with many of us, posted in the forums his surprise that the new Atlanta update was not included in the season 2 build saying,”I know iRacing worked with NASCAR with Atlanta track. I am generally surprised that Atlanta update isn’t included to the build since NASCAR will be racing there in 2 weeks. I am just curious if “New” Atlanta will be release during season 2 in patch or will be in later dates?”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19051/no-new-atlanta-track-in-build#latest



Sim Racing is an Addiction

In a series of YouTube Videos, some of Sim Racing’s top streamers like Dave Cam, Mat Malone and Race Beyond Matter posted vidoes of the horrors of iRacing addiction. Unfortunately, in this sometimes humorless world, some took the satires the wrong way and content creators like Ermin HamSandwich had to remove their posts because of some misdirected backlash.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8kL810gzW4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ6NplqXxKs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RgHTGapzx8

https://www.youtube.com/c/ErminHamidovicGaming/community



Should the Trucks be a Pro Qualifying Car?

Bryan Blackford posted a Tweet and directly copied Steve Myers that he thinks that the truck is not challenging enough to be a Pro Qualifying vehicle and doesn’t show off the talent in the division. He’s willing to die on that hill.

https://twitter.com/bryanblack33/status/1499791793960882179?s=11

In a Related Tweet, Boyd Hoggan said that RTP should at least be one of the current cars and thinks the top 3 series cars need more off-throttle time to make better racing.

https://twitter.com/boydwayne97/status/1499885389607096320?s=11



iRacing and Lounging

Our own David Hall was a special guest on the Into the Apex podcast

https://twitter.com/MADSimRacer/status/1499949892357210115



Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series

Returning for the 2022 season, The Skip Barber Racing School will be hosting the Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series, where drivers will compete over six weeks of action for the ultimate prize in motorsports: a fully funded seat in the real-world Skip Barber Formula Race Series.

https://www.skipbarber.com/iracing-series



What’s in the Mirror

Jed Danyliw asked in the iRacing forums, “Why doesn’t the new cup car have the rear view mirror and the rear camera on the dash?” Staffer Brian Simpson replied that the drivers are allowed to run both the rear view camera, and the actual mirror. In real life, some drivers don’t use the camera because they just don’t trust it since they don’t know if what they are seeing is what is actually there.

In iRacing, we don’t have that issue, the rear view camera is just another mirror portal. Those mirror portals are very expensive performance wise, and having 2 mirrors, both of which have essentially the same view seemed to be a massive performance hit without much actual benefit. So I opted to just have the rear view camera. Since we don’t have the rear view mirror, placing the camera there made sense.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/146710/#Comment_146710



New Sponsorship

JRM announed on Instagram that iRacing will return as a sponsor to the JRMotorsports Late Model Team with driver Carson Kvapil in 2022.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca2iVIGL6tl/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Porsche Supercup Round 3 – Interlagos

American racer Zac Campbell became the third different feature winner in three events to kick off the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup season on Saturday, holding off former teammate and last week’s winner Kevin Ellis Jr. in a charge to the finish at Interlagos.

https://www.iracing.com/zac-campbell-scores-first-career-porsche-tag-heuer-esports-supercup-victory-at-interlagos/



“IMOLA GT” collection dedicated to SIM racing

Ninjersey is offering a customizable Imola GT hoodie for sale on their website.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CIu6q7nHmek/

https://ninjersey.com/collections/imola-gt-collection/products/custom-hoodie-imola-gt



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy-Las Vegas



Hardware/Software


How To Adjust P1 Pro Pedals

Sim Coaches posted a video on their YouTube page showing you how to adjust your P1 Pro Pedals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNtF5j7q8E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMNtF5j7q8E



Company Review

ITR – Italian Team Racing offers several formula style wheels as well as LCD displays and more.

https://www.scuderiaitr.it/store/en/



MME Motorsport Sequential Shifter Review

The Sim Racing Garage reviewed the MME Motorsports sequential shifter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs-_oXX698k

http://www.mme-motorsport.com/en/sim-racing/products/sequential-shifter



Which FANATEC Formula Wheel is Best for You?

Will Ford at Boosted media has a video asking and answering Which Fanatec Formula Wheel is best for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LATP6Yphmg8



Acelith F1 Rim

Acelith Designs has a plethora of steering wheel mods for Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec

https://acelith.com/



irSidekick AiEdit

Martin Lanza posted that he’s built a program to assist editing Ai Rosters. At present the first version of the program is very limited, it can’t create new rosters or add/delete drivers (will add these features later). Currently, the main reason to use this program is to easily apply paint/livery and also have defined driver attribute presets that can be easily applied to drivers. Both are applied to roster drivers via drag & drop which visual, quick and simple.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/19062/irsidekick-aiedit#latest



Nvidia hackers

Hacker group Lapsus$ has leaked the credentials of more than 71,000 Nvidia employees after the company did not acquiesce to its demands. The group stole the corporate data during a recent ransomware attack and threatened to release it if Nvidia didn’t remove its cryptocurrency mining limiter (LHR) from its RTX 30-series video cards. Nvidia refused to do so, and the group has since issued another demand and claims it will release even more data if Nvidia doesn’t comply.

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https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-hackers-leak-employee-credentials-threaten-to-release-nvidias-most-closely-guarded-trade-secrets/



Gran Turismo DD Pro Base [Brian]

When the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro was originally revealed back in November 2021, it was part of a bundle that included a GT-themed wheel and a set of CSL Pedals, but now the wheel base is available separately. Entitled the ‘Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base’, this allows those who may already own Fanatec pedals or a sim racing wheel rim to purchase the standalone base.

You can now buy the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro purely as a wheel base

ByThomas Harrison-LordPosted on March 7, 2022You can now buy the Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro purely as a wheel base

The Fanatec Gran Turismo DD Pro Wheel Base is available now for €599.95/$599.95 and includes the Boost Kit 180.

https://fanatec.com/us-en/racing-wheels-wheel-bases/wheel-bases/gran-turismo-dd-pro-wheel-base-8-nm

https://traxion.gg/you-can-now-buy-the-fanatec-gran-turismo-dd-pro-purely-as-a-wheel-base/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open:Vegas

  • Ellis –   pP4 – after getting wrecked out early with three minutes damage got a top-five Holla!!!
  • Rochette- P1 the Chubby Birb flew into the strip, walked into the Mandalay Bay watched the Michael Jackson tribute show then went to the Roulette table put everything on the number 1 because thats was the number of the day. Got the pole led 45 laps and was about to have a dominant day but a late restart almost end that but car was fast as hell so no issues even grazing the wall with 3 to go https://www.facebook.com/TifosiRacing/posts/1816943478496549 
  • Brian P- 2 laps and 10 minutes of damage.  Nuff said
  • Hall – P. torped
  • Greg – p3
  • Groves – P something under 20 – Low split hell but got to race in the same split with Lisa in her first NIS start.  We were both many laps down from getting caught up in the 1700 wrecks but we both stuck around until the end many laps down
  • Adam -p7 top split

Hall – p torpedoed again with 5 laps to go fighting for top 5 in top split

  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike –pwrecked out – missed the first caution to only get wreck under caution by a guy who shifted into the wrong gear and spun out into me 90 seconds damage – got that fixed and just shy of half way got caught up in a big one blown engine – several folks arca braked into me way after i had stopped too.

Tyler – P https://twitter.com/tylerfatboy1990/status/1500692324866826242?s=11

Race :Phoenix

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 15 dumped, but got some of it back.  Guy apologized, but haven’t really had a clean race since Daytona.
    • Ellis – p11 – Started P 19 quickly worked my way to the top five ended up leading some laps. Pit it with like 35 to go and stayed out while others pitted was leading on the final restart but the new tires got me at the end I went to block down the back stretch on the white he was already there I got hooked. 
    • Stephen –wrecked 
    • Tom D – P loaded the fix set. 
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – Wrecked out running fifth. Same guy don’t be that dumped me earlier in the ray so I had a minute and a half damage he finally took me out 11 minutes damage he took out the other fastest car in the race as well it wasn’t pretty.



Official Series


Hall – P1 Sebring



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League – Las Vegas
    1. David – p
    1. Greg p – p9
  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    1. Mike -p DNF – Parked it from boredom at Pocono w only 9 cars.
    2. Greg-p2
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Talladega P18 started in the pits because of a system crash going a lap down.  Finally got lap back with 8 to go and got up to 18
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series – Phoenix
  • 1. Thomas Ogle
  • 2. Brian Glass
  • 3. Eddie Jones
  • OBRL CUP Series
    • Brian P3 Late caution with slight damage worked in my favor with new tires  



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

  1. Atlantadega

Description

Well, it’s Season 2 build week again in iRacing! That means new content, new content updates and new software updates and we’ll cover it all. We’ll also cover what omissions we were hoping for, but didn’t make the cut. We’ll also explore the horros of sim racing addiction. So sit back, relax and join us 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. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0320

3/3/2022 – Torpedoes Away – Episode 0320

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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


Show Introduction

On today’s show we’ll recap a wild Coke Series Race at Las Vegas with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. We’ll take a tour of the Coanda SimSport Facility, Start contemplating what might be coming in the Season 2 build and follow the next steps in purchasing my (Mike) formula wheel.

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Topics



Coke Race – Las Vegas

Great long form interview with Femi pre-race

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0NMHk-NagA

  • Green flag but TROUBLE LAP 2!
  • Cody Byus and Vicente Salas get together, multiple cars involved in Turn 1! @Nick_Shelton402, @KadenWHoneycutt and others involved

Crazy after the restart as they are all over the 3 lines side by side coming and going… 15 cars within .9 tenths of a second

Caution 2 at Lap 14  – Donovan Straus was hung out on the bottom while the top line was moving he arched it up trying to get a good entry but touched the outside car dylan ault, clipped his left rear and it was on… – Brian Mercurio and Taylor Hurst with big damage too. After DonovanStrauss got sent into the infield, tried to lock it down, but slid back into traffic. Murcurio, @znovak15, Retzlaf, and others collected in that wreck.

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1498845933991256066

  • Up front, @MikeConti5 has control, but @RyanLuza is in pursuit. 30 laps complete. 70 to go at Vegas.
  • A third caution on the speedway – Garrett Lowe got loose, collected Matt Bussa. Just been a bad day for MODE.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1498852229469683713

  • RESTART LAP 50: Derik Bourdeau and @MikeConti5 lead the field into Turn 1. Luza third, conti ottinger 
  • LAP 53: NEW LEADER, @MikeConti5 as @bobbyzalenski gets loose! He saves it!

Caution #4! Derek Justis gets loose off the wall and gets his teammate Malik Ray!. Briar LaPradd and Kyle Peddle also involved. 46 to go.

  • RESTART 41 to go: @MikeConti5 and Derik Bourdeau lead the field into Turn 1.
  • TROUBLE! @MitchelldeJong1 just went head-on into the outside wall! CAUTION. 38 to go. He was a bit slow after a bad exit of Turn 4 and he and Corey Vincent came together..
  • Before the fifth caution, @MikeConti5 had taken back control of the lead with @NickOttinger just behind – they’ll line up on the front row for the restart with 33 laps to go.
  • Sixth caution! The defending champion Keegan Leahy goes around! Dylan Ault and Zack Novak also involved! When they wreck, they wreck big! A lot of fast guys torn up in that.

https://twitter.com/RFKracing/status/1498857617631891461

  • RESTART 18 to go: 
  • @MikeConti5 and @NickOttinger lead the field into Turn 1.
  • , luza in 3rd, bowlin kirwin manes vincent guest

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1498860445813329924

  • Under 10 laps to go. Anyone got anything for @MikeConti5? But the real battle is for 2nd, Luza and ottinger side my side digging hard…. This stacks them up behind them but conti has a nice breakaway
  • CHECKERED FLAG! @MikeConti5 wins at the virtual LVMotorSpeedway!

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1498863689465798656?s=11

https://www.enascar.com/coca-cola-iracing-series/



Coanda Simsport Tour

Traxion posted an article taking you inside the former warehouse turned Esports Hub for Coanda Simsport. The team evolved the new location last month, just before the running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual.

https://traxion.gg/inside-coanda-simsports-esports-hub/



Keeping the TK Tradition

Tony Kanaan Tweeted a video of a great start to his Porsche race, keeping up with the Tony Kanaan tradition.

https://twitter.com/tonykanaan/status/1497318116421951491?s=11

https://twitter.com/tonykanaan/status/1499021711815196673?s=11



Real Life vs Sim Life

In a Tweet at iRacing.com they posted that Seeing all the drivers struggle with this car makes me feel MUCH better about how I’ve been driving in the sim. Reinforcing the difficulty of handling the next gen car.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1498054143390490633?s=11

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18497/cup-racing-is-fun-again#latest



2022 Season 2 Build Thread – Content List

Kyle A Noel posted in the forums what we already know to be coming on the next build, what’s been implied, and what’s a maybe. He also list what’s been confirmed for future bids.

CONFIRMED:

1987 NASCAR Legends Buick –

iRacing Grand Prix Tour –

MOAR Endurance Series –

Multiple Tire Compounds Rule for Grand Prix Open & Tour –

Multiple Tire Compounds Rule for Indycar Open & iRacing Series –

IMPLIED:

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 –

A new GT vehicle for road

  • Mercedes AMG Evo?
  • Audi R8 EVO?

MAYBE:

Atlanta Motor Speedway rebuild – (due to their placement on 2022 Coca Cola Series in mid-March)

  • RTP confirmed using the old Atlanta scan in mid-March, so maybe not the case.

August 2021 announcements:

Indianapolis Speedway (Oval/Road/Dirt) – announced by IMS president back in August

Sandown Motor Speedway – – scans shown in August 2021

Winton Raceway –

October 2021 announcement:

Brazilian Stock Car Pro Series –

Spilling of Beans:

Formula 4 leak from last build –

Second street stock for pavement and dirt –

Mini stock 4 cylinder oval car for pavement and dirt –

Teasers:

Rain –

3D grass –

CONFIRMED FOR FUTURE BUILDS:

Lucas Oil Speedway  –

Port Royal Speedway –

Kern County Raceway Park –

Pro 4 Championship Series –

SCCA Runoffs –

LM Stock update or Pro Late Model –

2022 NASCAR Truck Series new bodies –

Mercedes W13 –

UNCONFIRMED RUMORS:

Lincoln Speedway (PA) – a dirt oval forum commenter listed 4 tracks the van was seen at (with 3 of them later confirmed)

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1499221784872337410?s=11



RTP Drama

Ashton Crowder’s team of drivers have decided to disassociate from THEDrillSpill which he owns amid a Tweet that the drivers considered to be disrespectful and unprofessional

https://twitter.com/KennyBrady54/status/1498894358812274693



Top Highlights from Daytona Week

iRacing posted a video of highlights exclusively dedicated to the Daytona Week.

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



2022 Sebring 12 Hour presented by Heusinkveld

Date: March 25-27

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT

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



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy Vegas



Hardware/Software


Podium Button Module Rally

Fanatec has revealed more information for their new Podium Button Module Rally including that it will have the following features

  • nine buttons with RGB backlighting
  • two D-pads
  • three 12-way multi-position switches
  • a 1” OLED display

https://mailchi.mp/fanatec/this-is-the-podium-button-module-rally-2089744?e=511738d246

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/fanatec-reveals-more-about-upcoming-rally-button-module.464/



Company Review

“ONE3 Speed makes some of the best button boxes for iRacing.”

https://www.onethreespeed.com/



Sim Hound

Sim Hound offers sim racing equipment such as racing shoes, gloves and profile rigs that come in custom painted finishes.

https://simhound.com/



BDH Shifter

Base Performance Simulators offers their BDH shifter for serious sim racers for 687.5 pounds ( $920 usd)

https://www.facebook.com/100734911869323/posts/381678010441677/?d=n

https://www.baseperformance.net/product-page/bdh-shifter



From Russia With Love

The Aiologs Projects sim sequential shifter is available at Advanced Sim Racing and sells for $240

https://www.advancedsimracing.com/blogs/news/now-available-aiologs-projects



Breaking News From Race Dept

British racing car manufacturer, and iconic 60s Formula One champion Jack Brabham, last week announced that they are teaming up with Base Performance Simulators. They are launching limited edition Brabham Motorsport racing themed simulators, celebrating three defining eras in the history of the Brabham name in Formula One.

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/brabham-and-base-performance-simulators-team-up.447/



Motion Simulation Buys HPP Simulation Pedals IP

Motion Simulation has now established a plan for their pedal supplier by acquiring the intellectual property and production rights relating to HPP Simulation’s impressive JBV simulation pedals.

https://www.racedepartment.com/news/motion-simulation-buys-hpp-simulation-pedals-ip.430/



Elemento S

The VPG Elemento S is an Italian designed formula wheel with a 4.3″ display and sells for 1,150 pounds ($1,540usd)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsPuwRJWhlE&t=31s

https://vpgsimlab.co.uk/shop/p/elemento-s



PT Actuator TensionR Belt Tensioning System Review

Barry Rowland at the Sim Racing Garage reviews the PT Actuator TensionR Belt Tensioning System.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WbCV_2DUCs



What Makes Cube Controls’ F-Pro Different?

On Squirrel’s YouTube Page he posted a video review of the Cube Controls F-Pro formula wheel and what surprising new features he found

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg0jg2I3ySk



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Cali

  • Ellis –   p7 – Finally stop the bleeding and finished on the lead lap for the first time this year reign very respectable coming up to the field multiple times has higher second we’re just a few laps to go I had gotten tight Late in the race 
  • Rochette- P need to relocate to Bell Aire (fresh Prince Theme)  Now, this is a story all about how the chubby birb got flipped-turned all around 

And I’d like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I’ll tell you how I became black flagged Required Repaired 

  • Sunday Open
    • Rochette- P2 unlike the hollywood hit Twins with Danny Devito played by David Hall and I as Arnold. Car was fast but not fast enough for the leader. Had a blast with a 3 way for sloppy 2nd in the final 30 laps 
    • Hall – p Torpedoed
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pwRecked Out – Couldnt Miss It

Race : Las Vegas

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 7.  Caught in early wreck, minor damage.   Long run slow as result, Loosened the car up on late runs and had a GWC finish went from 13th to 7th
    • Ellis – p wrecked out – car was a rocket ship always moving forward, as high as p2… got wrecked running 6th where guy in front of me checked for a guy in front of him who was spinning out, i got off gas but it wasnt enough and i plowed in, car destroyed on lap 37
    • Tyler – P7 solid race car felt great. Gently brushed the wall on the tri oval entering turn 1 and really lost some speed and handling mid race. Happy to see Tom win as I was the last car he lapped before taking the checkered. Great set by the guys. 
    • Tom D – P1. Viva Las Vegas! Car was fast.  I was not planning on running, but was able to get out of work early.  Used the first ½ of the race to learn the car at Vegas.  Was able to take the lead right before green flag stops.  Came out of the pits 2nd and was able to run down the leader with about 25 to go.  Was able to run my laps and take down my first NexGen and Vegas win at my “Home Track”. Closest to Colorado.  Happy to take my first NiS win down so early in the season to keep my streak alive for another year.  Happy for the team. We are now 3 weeks into the NiS season and we have picked up a win as a team each week. Great job boys
  • Thurs Open  

Ellis – Got wrecked on lap 12 had six minutes optional continued on and ended up P 17



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall – P5 in a race with Parker Kligerman, he got wrecked on white flag lap from 3rd




League / Hosted Races

Leagues/Hosted Races 

  • FastTrack League – cali
    1. David – p11, a little wall damage hurt my long run speed
    2. Bobby – Throughput fell to an unacceptable level
    3. Greg p – 4 – was right on leader on white but hit the wall
    4. Mike – p26 – got tagged by someone and slid the car sideways a ways, could not drive it at all after that, kept getting loose having to stab the brakes to stop it. Never caught a caution to sort it out.
    5. Adam – wrecked out
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis  – Chris Macguire 
      • Supercars at michigan
      • Lite Volkswagon bug at figure eight irwindale with the jump – p5 – 
      • 87’s at Tally
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – n wilkesboro – fun race ran fairly well back half of top ten…

  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    1. Mike -p12 – 1 early caution but green after that – pitted at halfway kind of a boring race…

Greg-p13

  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • OBRL CUP Series
    • Brian P.DQ’d Too many incident points. This car even giving the OBRL guys trouble
  • Git R Done Racing 
  1. Brian P11  Damage-paloza continues. The iRacing open setup was too loose for me in turn 4

Git R Done GT3 Series

Greg – P2



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

  1. Torpedos Away

Description

On today’s show we’ll recap a wild Coke Series Race at Las Vegas with the voice of eNascar, Evan Possoco. We’ll take a tour of the Coanda SimSport Facility, Start contemplating what might be coming in the Season 2 build and follow the final steps in purchasing Mike’s new formula wheel. So sit back, relax and join us 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. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

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Episode 0319

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Show Introduction

Today we visit with old teammate Will Gibson, introduce several new series, and Dale Jr asks the community a question. Mike contemplates what formula wheel he’s gonna get and we watch a tour of the Sim Coaches Factory!

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Special Guest

Guest Name Will Gibson

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.               
  2.  


Topics



Road to Pro Standings

In a Tweet from Local Average Guy he posted a Google doc of the current results for the Road to Pro Qualifier Series after round 1 Daytona. He shows that Seth DeMerchant currently sits atop the points.

https://twitter.com/gustheant/status/1494521789006897158?s=11



Mercedes AMG F1 W13 Reveal

Steve Myers, Executive VP of iRacing, posted on Twitter a comment on Mercedes AMG Petronas’ F1 page of the newly designed Mercedes AMG F1 W13, saying that, “And no we are not working on it yet…”

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1494682570734325761?s=11



iRacing Podiums and Fanfare

Mark Heitchue posted in the forums the following…

Just curious – so, I actually have manged to hang on and podium a few races – AND iracing – where is the podium? Show me the podium buddies!!!

And I just leveled up to C after a bit of a long-haul D-slump – where are the fireworks or fan mail??!!! Come on (!)… – it is a game after all – I want to…. “Celebrate tonight – come on!” I mean dirt Rally 2 has podiums………… : )

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18321/where-is-the-podium-iracing#latest



New NIS Logo

Nick Simon noticed, and commented in the forums that iRacing has a new Nis Logo and is asking for files to add to his paints.

I see iRacing updated the NiS logo a few hours ago. Has a high res version been posted anywhere? Need it to update the logos on my spreadsheets, stream, and wouldn’t mind putting it on the car. Maybe someone on staff could help out?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18305/new-logo#latest



Where Do You Rank

Derek M Cyphers posted links he created on public.tableau.com to see how you tank in iRacing with your iRating anf Safety Rating in all 4 categories of licenses

Hi All,

One of iRacing’s strengths is its community and all the data it captures around that community. I was recently inspired by some blog posts correlating Safety Rating with iRating (spoiler: it’s there, but it’s loose) to go grab the data myself and do some personal analysis. In particular, while I know my iRating and SR, I wasn’t sure where that put me in terms of percentile rank against all other road racers.

Since my company specializes in data and analytics like this, I decided to build out a simple interface to answer that question, and I’ve published it using Tableau Public so any other nerds like me can do the same.

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

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

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

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

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



Not Top 10 – February

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZLo45r8JcU



Updated Late Model Poll

Dale Earnhardt Jr Posted in the forums a poll asking how the late model should be updated, the options were an updates Late Model Stock, or a New Pro Late model

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18463/of-these-2-choices-what-do-you-prefer



iRacing Grand Prix Tour

Greg West Posts: 

New for 2022, iRacing will debut the iRacing Grand Prix Tour.

This 23 event full length (305 km) grand prix series will feature the Mercedes-AMG W12 E Performance with both Fixed and Open setup timeslots.

Series Overview:

License: D 4.0 and up

3 minute practice

8 minute lone qualifier

Race length as noted in the schedule

Drops: 4

*This series will require the use of multiple compounds

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18073/new-series-iracing-grand-prix-tour/p1

Nick Neben Posts: 

So has anyone figured out if the Triple is possible, running Long Beach, Indy 500, and Coke 600 in the same day? Haven’t looked to see if the dates align to try and pull it off.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/136824#Comment_136824



Random Snap Oversteer

Brodie Hannah posted in the forums his thoughts that the Next Gen has always had an issue with snap oversteer. This issues has been exaggerated even more with the new changes This is a phenomenon we’ve heard of from the tests, likely a design “feature” with the car. It does not like yaw at all, and any small amount of yaw will start a spin that may be unrecoverable. We saw Chase Elliott do it twice in less than 30 minutes at Phoenix, both started from very small amounts of yaw.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17098/random-snap-oversteer/p1



MOAR Series

Greg West Posted in the forums that if you like solo endurance events like the ROAR, you are going to love this! The MOAR Endurance Series, starting in Season 2, will feature biweekly races with limited time slots with some of our newest content in the Touring Car and GT4. These 2 hour long solo endurance events will follow along the IMSA Pilot Challenge schedule allowing drivers to have an opportunity to practice in race conditions before the endurance events

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17762/new-series-moar-endurance-series/p1



New Damage Model for Gen 7

Tyler D. Hudson Posted in the forums that the NDM development for the NG continues. It is something we are working on and want to release!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/136212#Comment_136212



 Porsche TAG Heuer Supercup Race 2 Barcelona

 Kevin Ellis Jr. returned to the top step of the podium with a dominant feature victory, Diogo Pinto held off Alejandro Sanchez and Jeremy Bouteloup for the win in the sprint race and took the points lead after the second week.



Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Canada

https://twitter.com/porschecanada/status/1495760258844827651?s=11



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

We are now on WIDSOM – https://www.wisdom.audio/


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy

What a great turnout for the 3rd annual iRacers Lounge Podcast Fantasy League. I’m pretty stoked for another fun season, I see last year’s champion has returned and is starting out in a strong fashion in a 3 way tie for 3rd place with “A Random Tartingrade”(lol, great name) and our own JediMcFly(Chris Scales). My strategy of being ultra conservative didn’t totally payoff the way I was hoping but with it just being the first race, im not too bothered by it. We have lots to learn over the next few races as we head to California and hopefully get a better look at what we can expect throughout the season. Keselowski was a hot commodity this past week, could that be a trend? I’m not thinking its likely BUT with there being practice this year, we should have a better idea going into each week. I’ve got my eye on Larson this week, might be a good time to test the waters with him just remember there is only 10 uses!! Haven’t joined yet? Head over to Nascar.com and go to the fantasy section and search up iRacers Lounge Podcast League and sign up and see how you stack up.



Hardware/Software


Complex Simworks

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ComplxSimworks



Precision Engineering LM-X

https://www.precisionsimengineering.com/shop-online/lm-x-steering-wheel



Nvidia Reflex in iRacing

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/february-2022-reflex-game-hardware-updates/

What we mean when we say CPU-limited is that the CPU is taking more time on a frame than the GPU is, so the GPU finishes a frame and sits idle until the next one is sent from the CPU. In this case Reflex does nothing.

When you are GPU-limited the opposite is true, the CPU is producing frames quicker than the GPU can consume them. This means the GPU has to manage a backlog of frames every time it goes to grab one, and this leads to various weird problems. 

In this GPU-limited case Reflex will act as a messenger from the GPU to the CPU, telling it when the GPU is ready for a new frame. This means the CPU does less work to produce frames that will never be used, and the GPU has to sort through fewer stale frames that are actually a few ticks old. Reducing the number of frames left sitting in the queue is the focus of Reflex. Because this entire loop is how you get feedback on your own inputs (like steering) it means you can see the effects of your inputs a tiny bit quicker. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/125147/#Comment_125147



Best Bass Shaker Settings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk73cvyyFUM



Sim Coaches Factory Tour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFQvuwffLh8



Ascher Racing F65-USB V3

https://ascher-racing.com/de/f64-usb-v3/



Intel Arc GPU is Coming Soon

https://www.eteknix.com/intel-confirms-arc-alchemist-desktop-gpus-q2



Sim Solutions Design

https://www.simsolutiondesigns.com/



GPU Price Drop

https://twitter.com/greymon55/status/1495220167839662081

After dropping the big news about GPU prices, Greymon55 went on to talk about the upcoming generation of graphics cards: Nvidia 40-series “Ada Lovelace” and AMD RDNA3. Both lineups are set to release later this year

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/new-leak-says-gpu-prices-will-drop-in-march/



Company Review

https://ragnarsimulator.com/



irSidekick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfthjZFmvzE&t=222s

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18373/irsidekick-driver-free-app#latest



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Daytona

  • Ellis –   pDNF – Led a bunch of laps at one point had a break away of about 12 seconds, on a green flag stop i somehow only took 2 tires and 1 tank of fuel – i had actually used the mouse to check prior to getting on pit road, i have no idea how this happened… From there it went downhill from there never caught a caution had to pit on my own, got caught up in a wreck.
  • Rochette the Chubby Birb is the LONE Tifosi 2022 DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION…. Started in the back had several misses with wrecks. Was a lap down at 1 point from trying to push someone that didnt know how to hold a line. Got wave around on a caution and got a caution with 4 laps left in tank put me up front. Had a great battle with 2nd last 20 laps dodging lappers. But car was definitely faster. Thank Mike for hopping in last 30 laps and Brandon Yuhouse for a great looking car. First official win in the Next Gen and first win since July of 2020… IM A DAYTONA 500 AND INDY 500 CHAMPION 
  • Brian P2 – Kissing your sister.  Qualified around p10, and worked to the front to stay out of trouble.  Was a part of a couple of break-aways but kept regrouping after cautions. Wound up in a 3 car break for the last 20 laps.  On the last turn  the car on my high side used a lapper as a pick.  I tried to squeeze thru but we made contact.  Finished in 2nd with damage. 
  • Greg – Should have won
  • Sunday Open
    • Rochette- Pcaught in wreck rip
    • Hall – p 6.  Front Runner, has some bad luck with caution timing that cost me track position and this split didn’t have many guy’s that were good at pushing.
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pDNF – Wrecked out lap 16 the pack is lapping a lap car he is well off the wall and sure enough gets tagged and wrecks the field.

Race : Auto Club

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p20   Destroyed on lap 25, car a few places up gets turned right into to a corner.  Praying that he wouldn’t slide back up, but he did.
    • Tyler – P2 got a 4x on lap 2 as a guy locked up brakes avoiding a wreck. Battled back from going a lap down twice and a black flag for entering closed pits. Noob mistake. Late race caution for the GWC with an amazing setup helped me get the podium. Great help from the team before and during the race and felt really fast. 
    • Rochette P8 well this was fun. 15 cautions tagged in a few stayed on lead lap all night. Was doored and walled 8 to go and wrecked at checkered. 
  • Thurs Open  
    • Ellis – wrecked out
    • Steve – win
    • David – p17.  Ran top 5 as High as 2nd in top split.  Cautions every 2 laps for the last 20, coming to white flag I got just loose and had to collect it and lost all my spots


Official Series

  • A Open
    • Kyle- P 1. Started P13 and just kept it clean. Made a last lap pass out of turn 2 and got pushed to the lead and walked away with the W!
  • RTP 
    • Ellis – DNF – Daytona – Wrecked out running 10th on lap 12 – couldnt miss it


League / Hosted Races

  • Saturday – SIM 500 eSports Racing League 87 Car 
    • Greg-p Should have won
  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 
  • OBRL CUP Series  
    • Brian P wrecked out.  Made it clean to a green-white-checker but got caught when cars in front of me crashed going 3 wide.
  • Git R Done Racing 
  1. Brian P3  Ran at the front except for a eol speeding penalty mid way thru.  Tough battle with 6 cars at the end, but got p3 after some last straight shenanigans


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

  1. Adam Lovelace

Description

Today we visit with old teammate Will Gibson, introduce several new series, and Dale Jr asks the community a question. Mike contemplates what formula wheel he’s gonna get and we watch a tour of the Sim Coaches Factory! So sit back, relax and join us 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. 

Sponsors: 

Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

Links:

Old Show Notes – bit.ly/2CFeArM

Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

Episode 0318

2/17/2022 – The Podidumb 500 – Episode 0318

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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


Show Introduction

Well, the Coke Series is back at Daytona this week and we’re very excited to have Series announcer Evan Posocco back to cover all of the exciting action. Another big Daytona iRacing event doesn’t go off quite as well. All that plus a look at one of the nicest formula and GT wheels on the market.

And remember you can follow along with us on your PC or 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 Race

  • Coke Race – Daytona – 13th season
  • Got Alan Cavanna and Ben Kennedy on…Pike and Blake joining in…. Playseat and Wendy’s as new sponsors.

LAP 4: There’s about a 10-car pack a second behind the lead pack, led by @TDawgHurst, although they’re closing back in.

  • TROUBLE! Lap 6!
  • Contact between @BriarLaPradd and @BigDogBowden sent the 69 into his @eRacr_gg teammate @Dard2121. That collected about 7 or 8 cars.
  • A lot of big names are hurt very early in the going of this event.
  • Up front, not much is happening. The field is two by two and both @NickOttinger and @MikeConti5 continue to swap the lead back and forth. Most of the aggression is in the back currently.
  • Lap 25/80 Trouble for Kyle Peddle! He lost it all on his own! Looked like he was trying to cut quick to the bottom and it just went around! HARD LICK! NO CAUTION!
  • LAP 40: Green flag pit stops are underway.
  • 37 to go -OH NO, TEAMMATES!!!! THEY WRECKED FOR THE LEAD!!!
  •  Contact between @LoganClampitt_ and @NickOttinger send Clampitt’s No. 97 around. @KeeganLeahy was also involved.
  • Back to green – then another quick caution for Casey Kirwin
  • He came down from top to button and wasn’t quite clear, and turned himself off someones bumper – no one else involved.
  • CAUTION! 22 to go. @DerekJustis spins on the backstretch.
  • CAUTION! 7 to go. @NickOttinger is among those involved. CAUTION! Nick Ottinger spins trying to avoid Ray Alfalla! Brian Mercurio is involved! We’re getting a late race restart at Daytona!
  • RESTART 3 to go: @MalikRayTTV and @FemiOlat_ lead the field into Turn 1.
  • TROUBLE! @MalikRayTTV gets turned! 2 to go. We’re going to overtime.

PHOTO FINISH! @FemiOlat_ WINS AT DAYTONA!!!!!! THREE WIDE AT THE LINE WITH @swilson3_ AND @GarrettManes!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1493791572806320128

https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1493791363955052564

https://www.iracing.com/enascar/standings/



The Podidumb 500

The prestigious Podium 500 was held this past weekend and finished with much controversy.

Hours Later They Strip the Win, Manes is Winner

https://twitter.com/PodiumeSports/status/1492979005020123136

Next Day, Change Minds Again, Peterson Wins

https://twitter.com/PodiumeSports/status/1493078951438266368

https://twitter.com/PodiumeSports/status/1493353085967777798

Fleeing The Sinking Ship

Immediately following the rulings Podium eSports had a bunch of negative feedback and even resignations within the organization.

https://twitter.com/TerryRadford4/status/1492996102878109696

https://twitter.com/JamesVPike/status/1493366951464390661



The Vees in the Rain

Greg Hill posted in iRacing’s twitter page a couple of formula vee’s racing in the rain at Imola. He says that they’re making great progress on the upcoming rain system.

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1492229207321157634?s=11

https://traxion.gg/hill-iracing-team-making-tremendous-progress-on-future-rain-system/



iRacing Top 10 Highlights – January 2022

iRacing posted the January edition if the top 10 on their YouTube channel

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



Wore my watch to check heartrate

Porsche Supercup Driver Sebastian Job demonstrated why fitness is important in racing (even in sim racing) by wearing his heartrate monitor watch.

https://twitter.com/g2sebi/status/1491771019094372358?s=11



Vehicle Production Associate

iRacing posted another job opening in the forums this time for a Vehicle Production Associate

Job Title:

Vehicle Production Associate

Position Status:

Full-time position

Description:

iRacing.com, the industry leader in PC-based racing simulations, is looking for an experienced and successful sim racer with knowledge of vehicle dynamics and ability to create and tune car setups to join the development team. This Vehicle Production Associate would regularly test content and systems with a keen eye, and provide critical feedback for improvement. Through written reports, one-on-one conversations, and meticulous data analysis, the Vehicle Production Associate aims to ensure the highest level of user satisfaction, and will have the details to prove it. This person would regularly work closely with our vehicle engineers, and also with the ALPHA Test Team for team and group testing, as well as with our Quality Assurance Team to help manage and report bugs.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17757/vehicle-production-associate



Now What

Streamer Jimmy Broadbent posted a video of a race where he has a little wheel trouble

https://www.tiktok.com/@jimmybroadbent/video/7063762144117984518



Bathurst 12 Hours

Coke Driver Vicente Salas along with teammate Garrett Manes teamed up for a top split win at the Bathurst 12 hours

https://twitter.com/vicente_salas14/status/1492593566475952128?s=11

Bathurst Goes Nuclear


iRacing posted a video on their Twitter of a video of a car at Bathurst running into a dead end when a car is stopped right in front of him.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ-OeHdDVU1/



Sim Party Racing

Craig Gregory from the UK gave the Lounge shout-out mentioning that he and his teammates Rob and Tayma from Sim Party Racing finished 8th in their split, the first time they raced together.



5 Practice Pro Tips for iRacing

Streamer Matt Maline posted a youtube video on his channel of 5 tips for practicing in iRacing

0:10 Ghost Car Offset

1:33 Watch/Ghost/Spot

3:56 AI

8:59 School Track Config

10:28 Opposite Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzSX4yvV7ZY



Sim Racing Stats

Sim Racing Stats is a website that will show you stats of participation broken down by series

https://www.simracingstats.com/index.html



Dude is living in 3022

Alex Wiederhold posted a link of am extreme car crash simulator in action

https://www.facebook.com/100000026784809/posts/5291134650897375/?d=n



2022 Season 1 Patch 4 Release Notes

iRacing staffer Alex Gustafson posted the release notes for season 1 patch 4

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/17910/2022-season-1-patch-4-release-notes-2022-02-12-02



The Best it’s Ever Been

Dale Jr Knows two thigs as well as anyone. Restrictor plate racing and iRacing, and says the current superspeedway package may be the best it’s ever been.

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1493669388234502149?s=11



eNASCAR College iRacing Series

NASCAR and iRacing have partnered with NACE Starleague to create the eNASCAR College iRacing Series, bringing the excitement of top-tier sim racing to college students across the United States and Canada this spring. The top 32 eligible drivers in three separate time attacks will qualify to represent their universities in races at the virtual Daytona International Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and Watkins Glen International over a three-month span. Additional events will be announced in conjunction with the fall semester to bring the total prize pool to $50,000 in scholarships.

https://www.iracing.com/enascar-college-iracing-series-announced-50000-in-scholarships-available-to-college-students-in-2022/

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2022/02/15/nascar-and-nace-starleague-bring-sim-racing-to-college-campuses-nationwide/



Junior Graphic Designer

Another iRacing job posted became available this week. This one is for a Junior Graphics Designer.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/18081/junior-graphic-designer



Buick Base Design

Dale Jr Tweeted out a poll asking which base design should be applied to the new ’87 Buick Lesabre

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1494443483955929091?s=11



Don’t Leave Home Without It

On an interview on TikTok F1 World Champion Max Verstappen mentions he won’t leave home without his iRacing simulator.

https://www.tiktok.com/@iracingofficial/video/7065333070412696879?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

Fantasy

Fantasy starts this week!!! So, get in your picks or even better Join us for the most fun fantasy league in the business!



Hardware/Software


Light and Color effects in SimRacing Philips Hue Super Realistic Light


Didier Canetta posted in his Youtube channel his Phillips Hue Lighting system

https://youtu.be/h0Jf6mlcyCo



Cube Controls F-Pro

The new Cube Controls F-Pro will be available for pre orders in late April and run 860 euros

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFR_mHRs_W0

https://www.cubecontrols.com/product/f-pro/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEuHZmZ720A



Full test using Thanos AMC + SRS in VR

Kawasaki Ninja posted a YouTube video of his test in the DIY Mega motion system from eRacing Labs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6trTk4iIMY

https://eracing-lab.com/products/rs-mega-plus



GSI GT-Max32

The GSI GT-<ax 32 is the most advanced sim steering wheel they have made to date! It’s the first GT steering wheel in sim racing to feature a total circumference carbon frame. 3 funky switches, 500 gram force programmable LED buttons, LED rotaries and 5 inch LCD touch screen. Pre-orders begin today

https://twitter.com/gomezsimracing/status/1493221594331852801?s=11

https://gomezsimindustries.com/shop/p/gt-max-32



Sim Lab Price Increase

Sim Labs is feeling the inflationary crunch with the rest of us, and regret to announce a price increase to the P1X by about 15%



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Race : Daytona
  • Wed Fixed 
    • Rochette– P35 taken out on lap 9 from dips going 3 wide. Fate is making sure that i race bottom split with Groves Friday night 
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 9,  ran top 5 all race.  Was in 4 car brake away and a lap car got into with the 4th place car with 5 to go.  I took tires knowing they could be huge.  Was in good position and net code took me out.
    • Ellis – p DNF – Had just gotten myself to the lead a four second breakaway lead pack runnin 2nd the pushing car lap 60, teammate chris scales was a lap down and with the leaders so I got him in front of me so he was on tail end, and as soon as he got in front of me he shifted from 4th to 3rd, i plowed in and it wrecked the field…
    • Tyler – Wrecked Out Early
    • Greg Pwrecked myself with the best car


Official Series


Ellis – Carb cup – Charlotte – Twice and wrecked myself out, super hard to drive



League / Hosted Races

  • FastTrack League Duels
    1. David – p10, caught up in late wreck, ran well-
    1. Greg p – Bobby and Greg were leading lined up on the bottom the top was coming they pulled up but then aborted, lost the lead at that point stuck on the bottom…
    2. Mike – Wrecked Out when Adam Self Spun- Was not running great…
    3. Adam – Wrecked Out
  • Hosted – 
    1. Ellis -The Kia at Talladega and then the old cop car at Talladega, then the DP at Texas.
  • Man Cave After Dark Thursday Night Truck League

Mike – Missed it didn’t own the track Nashville Fairgrounds

  • OBRL Aftermath Truck Series 


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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Well, the Coke Series is back at Daytona this week and we’re very excited to have Series announcer Evan Posocco back to cover all of the exciting action. Another big Daytona iRacing event doesn’t go off quite as well. All that plus a look at one of the nicest formula and GT wheels on the market. So sit back, relax and join us 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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Greg Hecktus – twitter.com/froozenkaktus – www.twitch.tv/froozenkaktus

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Tom Dreiling – 

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