Episode 0291

8/5/2021 – Leak Week – Episode 0291

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

On today’s show we’ll recap an exciting Coke Race at Watkins Glen with Series broadcaster Evan Posocco and, thanks to your donations in the 4 Hours of Charlotte, Greg Hill lets go some great secrets from the iRacing vault and we’ll cover them all.

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Topics



Coke Race: Watkins Glen

  • We got Greg Hill talking about LEAK WEEK, and giving the command, and what a pleasure to have owner Steve Letarte in the booth with you. 
  • And a new iracing commercial featuring none other than director Dale Earnhardt Jr doing the voiceover. 
  • Also a new logitech sponsorship.

https://www.nascar.com/news-media/2021/08/03/logitech-g-partners-with-coca-cola-iracing-series/?sf148438454=1

  • An issue for @MathesonRacing has him off track before the green.
  • That was a crazy opening lap!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1422727904761421824

  • @BowlinGraham hangs on, @bobbyzalenski is right there. 
  • @swilson3_ sits on the final step of the podium and the road king this year @MitchelldeJong1 is down to P4!
  • Things have settled down throughout the field. 
  • @BowlinGraham’s lead isn’t a comfortable one, but at least he’s got some gap. Currently Lap 9 of 50.
  • LAP 10: @BowlinGraham leads @bobbyzalenski by about half a second.
  • LAP 10: @Blade_Whitt slapped the outside wall after contact with @lyonschoice
  •  LAP 13: @bobbyzalenski has chipped a tenth out of @BowlinGraham’s lead. Now down to 4 tenths of a second.
  • @MitchelldeJong1 sent it in on @swilson3_ but couldn’t make it stick in T1. Wilson back by into P3
  • LAP 18: @vicente_salas14 and @GarrettManes Pit.
  • LAP 18: @lyonschoice went for a wild ride in the gravel and saved it.
  • LAP 19: @KeeganLeahy and @cshearburn pit.
  • LAP 20: @MitchelldeJong1, @CVincent34, and @DDuval42
  •  Pit. @aburroughs62 and @john_gorlinsky are also on pit road.
  • LAP 21: @BowlinGraham pits from the lead.
  • LAP 22: @bobbyzalenski Pits.
  • Halfway home and pit stops are in the books. 
  • @BowlinGraham leads but @bobbyzalenski has the fastest lap and the fresher tires.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1422735528118693894

25 laps to go! Early night for @john_gorlinsky, as he spun on his out lap on cold tires into the tires.

  • 20 laps to go.The pressure is ON for @BowlinGraham
  •  12 to go: @BowlinGraham continues to lead @bobbyzalenski by about 4 car lengths.
  • With eight laps to go, @BowlinGraham has a bit of a buffer now! HOWEVER… @MitchelldeJong1 is closing in!
  • 7 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 has close in on @BowlinGraham and @bobbyzalenski
  •  5 to go: @MitchelldeJong1 takes 2nd from @bobbyzalenski
  •  THREE LAPS TO GO AND @MitchelldeJong1 IS THERE!
  • @BowlinGraham now has to hold off the guy whose won EVERY ROAD RACE IN 2021!
  • @BowlinGraham wins at @WGI and earns his spot in the iRacing Series playoffs. It’s his first career points-paying series victory in his second full-time season and the first win for #SHReSports.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1422742534598561795

https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1422743446817804293?s=11



iRacing Twitter Trend

On a Twitter post started by Max Brady he asks drivers to rate themselves on iRacing in a Maddden-style rating system. Some big names in the sport chimed in with their assessments as well as your show hosts.

https://twitter.com/mikedeanellis/status/1420987237345370122

https://twitter.com/burnzy006/status/1420729683004559361?s=11

https://twitter.com/malikrayttv/status/1420859942089674755?s=11

https://twitter.com/tdhudson001/status/1421151641483481092?s=11

David Hall

Aggression: 40/100 Consistency: 95/100 Finishing: 85/100 Qualifying: 20/100 Road Course: 70/100 Short Track: 90/100 Speedway: 85/100 Superspeedway: 90/100

Greg Hecktus

Aggression: 60/100 Consistency: 85/100 Finishing: 85/100 Qualifying: 95/100 Road Course: 90/100 Short Track: 85/100 Speedway: 85/100 Superspeedway: 60/100

Brian Maccubbin

Aggression: 39/100 Consistency: 81/100 Finishing: 63/100 Qualifying: 59/100 Road Course: 21/100 Short track: 76/100 Speedway: 78/100 Superspeedway: 81-1/2/100

Adam Josselyn

Aggression: 69/100 Consistency: 70/100 Finishing: 80/100 Qualifying: 20/100 Road Course: 20/100 Short Track: 96/100 Speedway: 70/100 Superspeedway: 90/100

Tony Rochette

Aggression: 40/100 Consistency: 90/100 Finishing: 80/100 Qualifying: 70/100 Road Course: 50/100 Short Track: 60/100 Speedway: 70/100 Superspeedway: 85/100



eNASCAR Fox Show

Last week we mentioned the airing of the NascarCADE-Evolution of Nascar Video Games that was broadcasted on the Racehub show. We missed the original airing, but have found the rebroadcast on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbN895hD1vs



4 Hours of Charlotte

Last Weekend was the 4 Hours of Charlotte, but despite a great charity event, not everyone had a great event. Aaron Stilwell posted in the forums that a guy drove aound for 1 1/2+ hours wrecking everyone intentionally after spending this first 2 hours wrecking half the field probably unintentionally finishing with 225 incident points in 4 hours and gained SR?

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/34468/#Comment_34468



Mt Washington Hill Climb

One of the first announcements made by Greg Hill in the wake of the 24 Hours of Charlotte charity race is that iRacing has been working on a Mt. Washington Hillclimb Race.

 It’s not actually the first indicator we’ve had of this, because as I noted in the Formula Vee announcement the render showed one piece of color in an otherwise colorless image, and that was a decal saying “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.

https://racesimcentral.net/mt-washington-hillclimb-coming-to-iracing/

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1421499533498912770?s=11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf7aMbQb_t4



New Disciplines/New Challenges



Travis Pastrana Record Run

In a preview of what to expect in the sim, there is a YouTube video of Travis Pastrana running a record time up the mountain from 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-4j6mPkAYM



Leaks

Next on the list of Greg Hill leaks was work-in-progress photos of iRacing in the rain, assuring us that rain is definitely in the works and being tested.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1421481880457814021?s=11



Hungaroring

The Hungaroring  Circuit, home of the Hungarian Grand Prix looks to be coming to iRacing in a iRacing.com Tweet.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1421819640615944192



Other Leaks

In a Twitter question from Buck@KManger25 he asked Greg Hill if there’s any word on updates of Watkins Glen or Phoenix? Greg replied that both are being worked on.

https://twitter.com/greghi11/status/1421509671173640192



Unintentional Leaks?

Jean-Christophe Bouchat posted in the forums that he just watched the Greg Hill interview… I noticed that he had the Ferrari Evo GT3 in his car list. In the second to last row on the picture the last letter looks like a 4 so that might be the AMG Gt4 confirmed? It could be also the Porsche GT4?

PS: On the list there are also ‘Kart’ and 3 Formule Renault (but maybe the 3.5a was the old/alpha)

https://twitter.com/ImLuker_XR/status/1421959895214088199

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5162/ferrari-488-evo-gt3



Slinger

Jordon@js19044316 Tweeted to let’s get Slinger next. Slinger is the short track in Slinger, Wisconsin whos popularity really grew when the SRX series put on a great show there. This time Dale Earnhardt Jr responded that they are working on it.

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1421991319178776577?s=11



Leaks Keep Coming

Dale Jr kept the leaks flowing with an announcement on Twitter September will see the release of Hickory Motor Speedway the 3/8 mile located in Hickory, North Carolina. It is one of stock car racing’s most storied venues, and is often referred to as the “World’s Most Famous Short Track” and the “Birthplace of the NASCAR Stars”

https://twitter.com/dalejr/status/1421986301717385217?s=11



TraXion Article

An online article on TraXion reviews all of the leaks from this week in a concise article including iRacing’s plans to build a LMDh car.

“We are working very hard to have (rain) operational by the end of the year,” Hill said on the livestream. “Whether or not that translates into it shipping by the end of the year, I don’t think we’re ready to say that. We want to make sure we do it right. Internally, at least, we’ll certainly be driving around in rain, both graphically and physically, by the end of the year.”

Myers answered that one, saying they “definitely have plans to build an LMDh,” and that they’ve been “speaking to some of their partners already” about the prospect.

The LMDh classifies under the new Hypercar category, a joint classification from governing bodies ACO, FIA and IMSA. Spelled out fully as a Le Mans Daytona h, this new prototype car is something brand new for 2022. Car manufacturers such as Acura, Audi, BMW and Porsche are all linked to having a car in this class when it officially starts.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the venue recently scanned from top to bottom and the hope is to have that released by sometime next year.

Monaco was mentioned as something that they would be open to doing now that they have more people employed, as well as other street courses. Drag Racing is something that’s been talked about, but they don’t see it likely just yet.

https://traxion.gg/rain-confirmed-iracing-developing-rain-model-plus-new-cars-and-tracks/



iRacing Community Raises Over $55,000 For National MS Society in 4 Hours of Charlotte

In what may have been the best news for the community, iRacing helped to raise over $55,000 for the National MS society in the weekends 4 Hours of Charlotte Race.

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-community-raises-over-55000-for-national-ms-society-in-4-hours-of-charlotte/



Rain, Mount Washington, Hungaroring, Hickory Confirmed Over Huge Weekend of iRacing News

https://www.iracing.com/rain-mount-washington-hungaroring-hickory-confirmed-over-huge-weekend-of-iracing-news/



Web Engineer

More Job opportunities at iRacing, this time they’re looking for a Web Engineer

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5103/web-engineer



Prepare to Change Your Paints

Adam Stern Tweeted that Nascar is in the final steps of a potential number switch where the decals will most likely move forward starting next season.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1422203145682309120?s=11



Pile em Up

Bernard Pollard Jr Tweets out another victory and shared his enthusiasm with a Twitter video.

https://twitter.com/Crushboy31/status/1422011904801845248



2022 PESC Qualifying & Contender Series

The Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup began it’s qualifying round thIs week at The Hockenheimring GP

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1422549885010812928?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/supercup/qualifying/



Updates

iRacing’s Alex Gustafson announced in the forums that the service was down at 7am EDT on Wednesday for scheduled maintenance. During that maintenance period, they weere will performing some database infrastructure upgrades.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5309/maintenance-database-infrastructure-upgrade-august-04-1100utc-0700est

Scar7752 Retweeted a meme that every single RTP team may be a little nervous after the update.

https://twitter.com/scar7752/status/1423002686677524480?s=11



Allied Esports, NASCAR announce gaming truck event tour

The Allied Esports Truck, North America’s first and only 18-wheel gaming truck, will make seven stops at NASCAR Cup Series race Midways and Fan Zones starting August 6-8 at Go Bowling at the Glen in Watkins Glen, New York and concluding November 7 at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in Phoenix, Arizona. The 80-foot, 35-ton mobile gaming arena, which includes a main stage, caster booth, roof deck and full production capabilities, will host gameplay featuring Rocket League and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as iRacing on simulators. Participating fans will have the chance to play for prizes and giveaways throughout each weekend activation.

JOE HARRISON

https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/08/04/allied-esports-nascar-gaming-truck-2021-event-tour/



2021 Knoxville Nationals

A reminder for the upcoming iRacing Knoxville Nationals, the annual sprint car championship event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa using the 410 Winged Sprint Car.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

iRSE-Knoxville-Nationals-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



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  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
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Hardware/Software



All in 1 Cockpit Review pt 2

Barry Rowland posted on his YouTube Channel Part 2 of his All In 1 Gaming review, this time adding his hardware to the blue anodized aluminum rig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFi5CsuBD5I



GTR Simulator Racing Seats

GTR is offering their Simulator racing seats in a variety of colors for $248.00

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/smu-s105lbkrd



SimLab Race seats from Grid Engineering

Grid-Engineering is a Canadian company offering a selection of SimLab seats to the US Market

https://www.grid-engineering.com/collections/seats

Someone on facebook was saying they will be selling the sim lab seats in N America…



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Advanced SimRacing is offer an 80/20 swivel button box mount for $49.99

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Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

  • Race: Watkins Glen
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall –p 17, slow
    • Ellis – p13 – on first lap hit curb on final corner and spun out hard, took some guys with me. Was second to dead last at that point and drove it back up to 13th. I had one other self spin after the stop, otherwise I might have caught tony
    • Rochette – P12 broke the top 10 streak on every niS attempt this season just wasnt fast 
    • Kyle = p7 Started p-17 and ran up to the top 5 after 13 laps. Had a couple small brushes with the wall but kept the car going strong. Pitted and went down 1 lap and fell to 11th and worked my way up to P-7.

Greg – P internet Issue

  • Ellis – p. Wrecked out

Rochette P5 Redemption, now keeping the top 10 best finishes of the NiS Road of the week almost had 4th if i had 1 or 2 more laps



Official Series

Ellis  PWrecked out IRR – while leading it just came around it took out the field


  • Four Hours of Charlotte – 
    • Ellis – p2 – 80 laps led out of 171, led the most laps – Missed q and almost missed the race walked in the office and they were gridding up. Start p11 – was up to p6 by lap 3. Then as pit stops came and went I gradually increased positions until I was leading laps. The unlimited resets definitely helped me as I had a meatball not once but twice, and I pitted to fix it. The winning team of 3, had 2 guys that were basically the same speed, and irating as me. The third guy had double the irating of anyone on track at the end. He was a second or more quicker than me every lap, so when he got in the car he was about 9 seconds back from me – he caught me fairly quickly, passed then gapped me… Still loads of fun, blasting through traffic like crazy all the time, there is no lul in the action. What was interesting is I ran it like a sprint race even though it was four hours long I had to go hard every lap
    • Tony – p4 – Love it. Im about to get lapped by this potato i go high and he runs me off the track and yells at me for being in the way. I got my payback later when i caused him a black flag by not giving him the chicane. So also o read there was supposed to be 2 quick repairs and they gave ya unlimited

Ellis – pwrecked – NextGen at Vegas – Lame

  • Podium RCR MACONI SETUP SHOP RACE – 
    • Greg – p8 – ran out of laps


League / Hosted Races

  • Congratulations Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Watkins Glen     
  • Ray Smith in the Amsoil #19 Finished 2nd
  • Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Finished 3rd

iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

  •      Kyle P-.Knoxville  Started p-6 ran strong all race. Once the track slicked off trying to find grip up top wasnt as quick as the slick bottom. Finished with a P-10


Final Thoughts




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On today’s show we’ll recap an exciting Coke Race at Watkins Glen with Series broadcaster Evan Posocco and, thanks to your donations in the 4 Hours of Charlotte, Greg Hill lets go some great secrets from the iRacing vault and we’ll cover them all. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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Episode 0290

07/29/2021 – Bucket Head – Episode 0290

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


Introduction

On today’s show we’ll recap the iRacing Coke Series All Star Race at Nashville and talk next gen racing with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll check out the evolution of Nascar Video Games from Racehub and where did we see iRacing in real-world victory lanes.

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Topics



Coke Race – All Star NexGen at Nashville

https://www.iracing.com/enascar-iracing-all-star-race-race-preview/

Those rules mean that we get to welcome back past series champions Richard Towler and Kenny Humpe, plus 2020 race winners Kollin Keister and Brandon Kettelle

  • Top 2 advance!
  • Early moment for @lyonschoice and @JakeNichols73! They gathered it up, but neither are in the transfer spot as they run. 
  • @Blade_Whitt scoots by for P3.
  • LAP 11: @FemiOlat_ tags the outside wall.
  • Lap 15 – manes whitt hurst wilson ray j nicols reynolds matheson
  • LAP 20: Halfway into the All-Star Open, @GarrettManes and @swilson3_ hold the transfer spots for the time being.
  • Wilson made a bold move with a slide job
  • Things are getting desperate! Comp yellow only a few laps away!
  • LAP 24: Battle for the lead! @GarrettManes and @swilson3_. NEW LEADER, Wilson!
  • LAP 25: Caution. this is the competition caution.
  • RESTART 11 to go: 
  • Scrappin hard for 2nd great racing 3 wide top 5 going for it
  • Bussa coming

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1420181227043278850

  • 6 to go: @mbussa75 takes 2nd from @TDawgHurst
  •  4 to go: NEW LEADER, @mbussa75
  • @mbussa75 WINS the All-Star Open!!!He and @MGuest33 advance to the All-Star Race!
  • Guys up front were saving tires early
  • Z nichols boes duval 
  • Bussa said he saved tires the 1st stage big time
  • The @NASCAR@iRacing All-Star Race is next!
  • @rayalfalla and @jmullisracing start from the front row after a 10-car invert.
  • LAP 4: Trouble! @AshtonCrowder is on his lid! @MitchelldeJong1 and others are involved!
  • No cautions in the @eNASCARCocaCola #iRacing Series All-Star Heat Race.
  • Quiet start Alfalla and logan gap the field
  • New leader in the heat: @LoganClampitt_
  • Over ray alfalla, luza third , bowlin mullis
  • 15 to go, Heat 1: @RyanLuza breaks loose after contact! He saves it!
  • 8 to go alfalla fades away
  • Last lap fireworks! 
  • @BowlinGraham steals the heat win away from @LoganClampitt_ in the closing laps!
  • GREEN FLAG: @BowlinGraham and @NickOttinger lead the field into turn 1 for the @eNASCARCocaCola #iRacing Series All-Star Race.
  • LAP 6: @BrandonKettelle has climbed up to 2nd!
  • LAP 11: New leader! @BrandonKettelle passes @BowlinGraham for the top spot. A LOT of drivers are saving tires, but they do have one extra set in the pits!
  • Lap 20: Caution. This is the first competition caution.
  •  13 drivers stayed out under this yellow. Of the eight that pitted, it was split on fuel only, two tires or taking the full set.
  • RESTART LAP 24: @BowlinGraham and @jmullisracing lead the field into turn 1.
  • TROUBLE! @cshearburn, @bobbyzalenski, @RyanLuza, @LoganClampitt_, @KollinKeister and others crash. No caution.
  • LAP 31: NEW LEADER, @jmullisracing to the top spot.
  • LAP 45: Caution. This is the second competition caution.
  • They were THREE WIDE coming to the line for the end of the second segment.
  • @CaseyKirwan23 nabs it.
  • Coming to the green… @BBryant53 will lead them on older tires!
  • TROUBLE! @CaseyKirwan23, @LoganClampitt_, @rayalfalla, and more crash!
  • 7 to go: @BrandonKettelle gets SENT into the outside wall!
  • Vincent mullis guest gets by bryant
  • 5 to go: NEW LEADER, @CVincent34
  • Side by side on white – WHITE FLAG! BATTLE FOR THE LEAD! @CVincent34 and @jmullisracing! Contact!
  • GIVE IT TO MULLIS! ALL STAR CHAMPION
  • @jmullisracing holds off @CVincent34 to win the $3,500!
  • @CVincent34 takes 2nd and $1,500, @MGuest33 3rd takes home a $500 prize.

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1420206708945825793

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4LlULg1zS/?utm_medium=share_sheet



NASCARcade

Tuesday night on Nascar Race Hub they aired a segment called NASCARcade exploring the evolution and history of Nascar video games.

https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1418647676137189381?s=11

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x82z4l5



Max at Spa

Formula 1 star Max Verstappen was back on iRacing driving for @teamredlinesim in the 24H of Spa.



SimRacerHub

Clinton Snead made an announcement that he is the new owner of SimRacerHub.com, formerly the DanLisa league scoring website. He reminded everyone on his post to update the new domain name in your URL and everything will continue to work as before.

https://www.simracerhub.com/scoring/season_race.php?race_id=120481



iRacing in the Winners Circle

Josh Berry, in his iRacing sponsored No. 8 Late Model for JR Motorsports went to victory lane at the 13th annual Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway.

https://twitter.com/joshberry/status/1419156216102666241?s=11

Not to be outdone, Ty Majeski took another victory in his iRacing sponsored ARCA Midwest Tour at the Larry Detjens Memorial 125 at State Park Speedway.

https://twitter.com/TyMajeski/status/1419390568321490956



4 Hours of Charlotte

Don’t forget this weekend’s 4 hours of Charlotte to bnefit the MS Society. To try to help boost participation Stevev Myers posted on his Twitter that I would really love to see our community step up and support our @mssociety fundraising this Saturday. So for the right price, I will choose questions to answer from this thread during the broadcast if you show proof of a donation.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1420204180417953801?s=11

JR Wants a Buick

Dale Jr posted a response to Steve Myers that he’s made his donation and wants a 1987 Buick Lasabre added to the Nasar Legends Series lineup.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1420413609964883977?s=11



Retro 500

Podium eSports will be holding the The Retro 500, it’s tribute to the Winston Cup era of stock car racing and returns to the calendar for 2021 after a one-year hiatus. Utilizing the 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Ford Thunderbird at Darlington Raceway, drivers will compete in qualifier races throughout August in order to earn their place in the 367-lap, 500-mile feature race on the evening of Labor Day. The winner will earn $500 in prize money and the bragging rights that come with victory in one of virtual stock car racing’s ultimate tests of skill.

https://www.podiumesports.com/retro500

In order to qualify for the event, drivers will need to finish in the top 10 in one of 4 qualifying races, which will be run once per week for the 4 weeks leading up to the Retro 500 (Wednesday nights in August). 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4916/registration-is-open-for-the-retro-500-on-podium-esports



2021 BMW SIM GT Cup Season 2—Broadcast Information

Arjuna Kankipati2 posted in the forums that RaceSpot TV is proud to be broadcasting Saturday’s 13:00 GMT top split of the BMW SIM GT Cup Season 2!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4932/2021-bmw-sim-gt-cup-season-2-broadcast-information



Richard Childress Racing Fan Event [Mike]

Jeffrey Maconi posted in the forums that Maconi Setup Shop has partnered with Richard Childress Racing (yes, that RCR) this Sunday, August 1st with a race with the current gen Cup Cars at Twin Ring Motegi! This event is 100% FREE to join, with the winner getting some setups from Maconi Setup Shop, a swag bag filled with some AWESOME RCR merch, and most importantly, bragging rights! Signups are at www.maconisetupshop.com/ercr and are currently open. Be sure to head over there and sign up, as well as grab the setup to start practicing! We’ll see you there! ?

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4959/richard-childress-racing-fan-event



Road iRating

iRacing asked is members in a Tweet, “What is your current Road iRating?” The majority of the voters claimed to be between 1501-3000 at 45%.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1420459098781409280?s=11



Anti-Cheat Software Engineer

iRacing has a new job posting, this one looking for a Anti-Cheat Software Engineer who will be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of systems and features related to the security and integrity of our racing simulation. 

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5003/anti-cheat-software-engineer



User Experience Designer

They are also looking to hire a User Experience Designer, whose roll would make them responsible for ensuring the usability of our next generation user interface.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/5005/user-experience-designer



New Track

Townsend Bell Tweeted that the Indycar Series will be adding a new street course in Nashville

https://twitter.com/townsendbell/status/1420834053779902465?s=11



iRacing for Serious Racers

Kevin Scott posted his thoughts for an iRacing series for ‘Serious Drivers.” His thoughts were that there would be a membership separated from the regular platform and put into its own division of racers. The platform would be you pay a amount to be in a more professional racing session money races that would pay for the platform and only serious racers need apply. Strict rules would be set in place, something like a road to pro league but for all racers that are serious and records are kept and level ups would take you to the road to pro and contender series. Key being not racing with racers that just wanna wreck or don’t care about taking things serious.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2605/iracing-serious-racers



Defending Clampitt

iRacing posted a video on their Twitter page of member Christopher Cooke defending his position against Coke Series Driver Logan Clampitt in a truck race on the Daytona Road Course for a great finish.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1419707040331714565?s=11



Indy Slide

iRacing posted on their Instagram page, a video of member Damon Henton of him loosing control of his Indy Car out of turn 4 of IMS only to make the catch and save his car from wrecking.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR4Ubn3AWcK/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Side by Side Finish

iRacing also posted on their Instagram page a video of some very close side-by-side racing between members Raphael Bonifacio and Michael Fix at Montreal in the formula Renault.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CR66KFFAC2-/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Forum Interruption

iRacing announced that their forum provider was down for maintenance just after noon this morning meaning the forums were temporality offline.

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1420777248005709835?s=11

https://twitter.com/iracingsupport/status/1420777248005709835?s=11



iRacing Presents the 2021 Knoxville Nationals

A reminder for the upcoming iRacing Knoxville Nationals, the annual sprint car championship event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa using the 410 Winged Sprint Car.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

iRSE-Knoxville-Nationals-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



GRID FINDER PAINT FESTIVAL

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iRacers Lounge Podcast and Grid Finder present a livery competition.

Here are the details:

  • Livery must be for iRacing
  • Livery must be uploaded to the Grid Finder paint shop
    • with all the info filled in and at least 3 sample images
  • Livery must be posted on social media with iRacers Lounge and Grid Finder tagged
  • Livery must have a Grid Finder theme
  • Primary Sponsor will be Grid Finder with iRacers Lounge as secondary
    • Any other additional sponsorships are welcome
  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
  • Deadline for entry is 8/18/2021 Midnight EST.

Prizes Include:

  • Guest Spot on the iRacers Lounge Podcast
  • Grid Finder sim racing gloves and $50 in iRacing credit from Grid-Finder.com
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http://iracerslounge.com/grid-finder-paint-festival/



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

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

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


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/



Hardware/Software


Cubic QS220-PL

Digital Motorsports presents the Cubic QS220-PL, a complete 4 actuator motion system for platform rigs for $8K

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRowJPhNi-I/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://digital-motorsports.com/



All in 1 Gaming Pro Sim Cockpit

Barry Rowland reviews the All in1 Gaming Pro Sim Cockpit. In the first video he reviews the building of the cockpit and accessories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKiau4-kNg

https://allin1gaming.com/



Simcore Rig Review

simcore_
STD20-WD Sim racing USB button box secured on a UM1-ALN servo steering mounting system, extended with a UH1-125 extension hub and complimented by a streamdeck aluminium case,
Installed in NSW, Australia.
Thank you Mark,

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRmIe2Rt-lS/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Mechatronix

Mechatronix shows of his motion system that sets the driver (rider) several feet off of the floor.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3075290456083283

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=126536206313468&id=100068712677880



HRS SVGT3 Wheel

Hybrid Racing Simulations presents the HRS SVGT3 Wheel, based on the OMP 310 ALU GT Wheel Rim.  They worked directly with Red Bull Driver Shane van Gisbergen to bring this new wheel to life. These wheels will be limited to 100pcs only, all of which will come with a personalized, signed authentication certificate from Shane van Gisbergen

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



Vyral

Vyral is a retail E-Sports venue in Ohio that offer all thing including custom PC Builds, PC accessories and include an eSport arena that you can rent including Race Simulators.

https://www.vyralteq.com/



Puma Active Gaming Sock

Puma is offering their ‘Active Gaming Sock’ that could be for those drivers who don’t prefer racing in their shoes.

Behold, The $100 "Active Gaming" Sock From Puma

https://www.facebook.com/13892765435/posts/10165831766665436/?d=n



Mecapit VR Simracing Cockpits

Mecapit is a Spanish company that offers it’s aluminum VR cockpit between 390-465euros.

https://www.uverrecockpits.es/?v=3b0903ff8db1



Helmet G Force Simulator


corridavirtual posted a YouTube video of Felipe Nasr doing some Hard Training testing on simulator with Helmet G force simulation.

https://youtu.be/dYxtPtXndIM



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • A Fixed
    • Ellis  PWrecked Out – Had a good run going up to 2nd at one point – but i screwed up and floated up and tried to come back down – then w damage i spun tires on final restart and wrecked again

C Fixed

  • Tyler. P-1! Raced at IRSS in the ganders with Maccubbin calling the moves. Really fun race and working as a team. 




League / Hosted Races

  1. Greg p wrecked
  2. Steve – wrecked
  3. Mike – p .2 – there was a quick caution. Topped off fuel – ran hard from 17th up to 9th – then gf stops was 6th when caution came – got tires – worked my way back to 2nd – alan p wins – class of his own
  4. Hall – p. 3
  5. Joe – p9 – got caught in first caution was dead last about to be lapped – nice recovery
  1. Bobby – Wrecked Out
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian Talladega  P6- Found myself in a good position on turn 4 on the last lap for a possible win, just didn’t have the fuel to find out.
  • Congratulations Dwayne McArthur in the REG Custom #97 Chevy Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Chicagoland Speedway    
  • Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Toyota Finished 2nd
  • Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Chevy Finished 3rd 
  • Brian P9 – Very clean race. Tough to pass without losing speed and tires.  Lots of interesting pit strategies.  


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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On today’s show we’ll recap the iRacing Coke Series All Star Race at Nashville and talk next gen racing with the voice of eNascar Evan Posocco. We’ll check out the evolution of Nascar Video Games from Racehub and where did we see iRacing in real-world victory lanes. So strap in and try to keep up with 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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Hosts:

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Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

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Episode 0289

7/22/2021 – Over 4 Billion Served – Episode 0289

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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This week on the show we celebrate with iRacing the 4 billion laps completed milestone, we’ll explore the shadow teams of the Coke Series and see how iRacing holds up side by side with the real world.

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Topics



4 Billionth Lap Is Coming Up Fast!

Stephen Warcup Posts in the forums, “What a great time to be on iRacing!” as iRacing quickly approached 4 billion laps completed.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1764/4-billionth-lap-is-coming-up-fast#latest

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1417515806154440708?s=11



2021 Season 3 Patch 3 Hotfix 1 Release Notes

iRacing dropped the release notes for Saturday’s Season 3, Patch 3, Hotfix 1

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4181/2021-season-3-patch-3-hotfix-1-release-notes-2021-07-15-01



Reminder

A reminder for the upcoming 24 Hours of Charlotte Charity race benefiting The National MS Society, now with the timeslots available.

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3671/4-hours-of-charlotte-benefiting-national-ms-society

Date: July 30-31, 2021

Timeslot #1 – Friday 22:00 GMT = 6pm eastern

Timeslot #2 – Saturday 7:00 GMT = 3am eastern

Timeslot #3 – Saturday 12:00 GMT (Broadcast) = 8am eastern

Timeslot #4 – Saturday 16:00 GMT= 12pm eastern



iRacing Vs Real Life

IMSA driver Daniel Morad posted a video on his YouTube Channel of a side by side comparison between a lap at Belle Isle and the similarities are astounding.



Porsche Supercup Qualifying

On 31 July, the qualifying series for the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup (PESC) gets underway. Starting from now, sim racers around the world can secure one of the 15 free starting places in the fiercely contested championship. The qualifying series initially features six preliminary heats on six different virtual racetracks. The events will be held on Saturday every week between 31 July and 4 September 2021.

https://twitter.com/porscheraces/status/1417424044253646848?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/supercup/qualifying/



Sim Racing / esports

David Schilfhouse asked on his Twitter page why sim racing often doesn’t get the views/engagement that is inline with it’s audience size compared to other esports.

https://twitter.com/schildhoused/status/1417207962402115586?s=11



6 Hours of the Eifel

VCO eSports hosted a race Wednesday, the 6 Hours of the Eifel, a charity race to help those effected by the horrible flooding in the Nurburgring area. The race was broadcast on RaceSpot TV. Donations can still be made at http://v-c-o.info/RaceAgainstTheFlood…

https://twitter.com/vcoesports/status/1416743131463274496?s=11

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScc_PKqePIYfcTV1sF8NfL5YNxiLAE6AGWfoo3AkdYlk0F0_g/viewform

https://fundrazr.com/RaceAgainstTheFlood?ref=ab_6scFur1ogCI6scFur1ogCI

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4509/vco-6hr-of-eifel-gp-charity-event



The shadow teams that drive the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series

An article on Racer.com’s website discusses the “Shadow Teams” that drive the eNascar Racing Coke Series. Mentioning that teams like Deadzone Racing, Team Conti, Lockdown Racing, and Lowline Racing which have little official structure and are mostly comprised of groups of friends who climbed through iRacing’s ranks together. The largest of these teams, Deadzone Racing, has 12 drivers in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series and plenty more in the Road to Pro series trying to make it into the Coca-Cola Series.  These teams are rarely, if ever, mentioned on the broadcasts and outsiders would have little idea they existed if they didn’t look for them.

https://racer.com/2021/07/15/the-shadow-teams-that-drive-the-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series/



On the road again

Jake Poulin posted on the iRacing twitter page accompanying a photo of the iRacing van, “On the Road Again.” Suggesting that the scanners will be back in action at a track near you.

https://twitter.com/jpoulin2013/status/1417579985494216706?s=11



Promoted

Steve Myers announced on his Twitter page that Greg Hill has stepped up in the iRacing organization becoming the new Executive Producer.

https://twitter.com/iracingmyers/status/1416180873259532288?s=11



Missed the Chicane

The Global SimRacing Channel broadcasted a race, picked up on iRacing’s Twitter page of a race at Monza where both leaders missed the opening chicane, and dragged the barriers around the track with them in some open wheel craziness,

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1417998650362449930?s=11



P1 Pollard

Bernard Pollard Jr posted a reaction video on his Twitter account of him taking the win in his Nascar Truck race.

https://twitter.com/crushboy31/status/1417649910573408256?s=11



iRacing Presents the 2021 Knoxville Nationals

Tyler D. Hudson Posted the info in the forums for the upcoming iRacing Knoxville Nationals the famous, annual sprint car champoinship event held at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa using the 410 Winged Sprint Car.

Date: August 16th – August 21st

Monday through Friday 1 timeslot at 9pm ET each day (02:00 GMT)

Saturday Super Session taking the top 60 in overall points from the race week. 9pm ET (02:00 GMT)

iRSE-Knoxville-Nationals-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4569/2021-knoxville-nationals



Season 4 Schedule Time

Tyler D. Hudson Posted in the forum that he’s now accepting requests from the community on the 2021 Season 4 track schedules and length of races. Please do so by Wednesday, August 18th, and only use the template provided by Tyler in his forum posts.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4542/2021-season-4-schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4543/2021-season-4-c-class-schedule

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4549/2021-season-4-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4545/2021-season-4-schedule#latest

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4560/2021-season-4-schedule#latest



Off Week Race

https://twitter.com/iracerslounge/status/1418298915862896640?s=11



GRID FINDER PAINT FESTIVAL

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iRacers Lounge Podcast and Grid Finder present a livery competition.

Here are the details:

  • Livery must be for iRacing
  • Livery must be uploaded to the Grid Finder paint shop
    • with all the info filled in and at least 3 sample images
  • Livery must be posted on social media with iRacers Lounge and Grid Finder tagged
  • Livery must have a Grid Finder theme
  • Primary Sponsor will be Grid Finder with iRacers Lounge as secondary
    • Any other additional sponsorships are welcome
  • Any car may be chosen
  • Contest starts on Thursday 7/22/2021.
  • Deadline for entry is 8/18/2021 Midnight EST.

Prizes Include:

  • Guest Spot on the iRacers Lounge Podcast
  • Grid Finder sim racing gloves and $50 in iRacing credit from Grid-Finder.com
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http://iracerslounge.com/grid-finder-paint-festival/




Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

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

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


Monoposto 3xDGS-ST edition

The Monoposto 3xDGS-ST edition from Italian maker DGS is an aluminum profile style rig with seat included and triple monitor mounts that fit up to 65″ monitors selling for 2,204 euros discounted from the regular price of 2,755 euros.

https://en.drivegameseat.it/shop



B4P GT simulator

The Build 4 Performance GT is a motion platform rig with seat, wheel, pedals and monitor mounts from the Netherlands priced at 24,995 euros.

https://www.build4performance.com/en/b4p-gt/



Aeron Sim Evo 3 RS 2021

Italian designer Aeron Sim’s Evo 3 RS is a tube style racing cockpit with seat on sale for 1,299 euros reduced from 1,519 euros.

postazione-di-guida-aeron-sim-evo-3-rs-3.jpg

https://aeronsim.com/en/prodotto/postazione-di-guida-evo-3-rs/



The ZEEEM RACR

German Manufacturer Zeeem introduces their Racr all-in-one racing rig with seat motion, seat, pedals, wheel and triple monitors.

RACR FACTS

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fzeeem.racing%2Fzeeem-racr%2F

https://zeeem.racing/zeeem-racr/



The GT Rig

ESports Simulation’s GT Rig is a rig with seat available in three colors for $1,749.99

GT-Red

https://esportsimulation.com/product/gt-rig/



Varjo VR3 VR Headset

The Varjo VR3 VR headset my be the future of VR gaming headsets if it’s design becomes available for the home consumer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo1b8h780WE

https://varjo.com/products/vr-3/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=iDb0OjNG2is&feature=youtu.be



Motion Simulations Twin Seater

Motion Simulations posted an Instagram video of a Full wrap-around, projection style full motion simulator with a two-seater rig to run side-by-side with your friends

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

https://www.motionsimulation.com/

AND the NEW LC Series Sim

They also have their new LC Series with a fully movable pedal base, wheel base stand and rocker style adjustment to change seating positions for different styles of racing

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRjUbUxoL4c/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Listener Rob Jackson Sends in Rig Review

Show listener Rob Jackson sent in this ingenious, convertible racing/flight rig.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRggJaTAzY3/?utm_medium=copy_link



Clubsport Steering Wheel RS

Open for Pre-Orders now is Fanatec’s new Clubsport Steering Wheel RS. An oval wheel rim with integrated buttons, LED’s and paddle shifters for $299.95. Orders will begin shipping on October 6th.

https://simracing-pc.de/en/2021/07/14/fanatec-clubsport-lenkrad-rs/

Updated Clubsport Wheels on preorder [Brian]

Noctam posted a question on Reddit, which is your favorite of the new Fanatec Clubsport preorder wheels?

https://www.reddit.com/r/Fanatec/comments/ok9nyd/updated_clubsport_wheels_on_preorder_which_one_is/

https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/



3D Rap Ngasa Pedals

Innovation. Modularity. Upgradability. A pedal board with a customizable feel and set, with kits and upgrades designed by 3DRap.

Ngasa Pedals - Newsletter

https://www.facebook.com/447626188680319/posts/4461810880516839/?d=n



Vintage McLaren MP4/4 Wheel

3DRap Vintage collection presents the replica steering wheel of the McLaren MP4 / 4. Available now

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2572617639699274

https://www.3drap.it/product/mod-mp4-4-vintage-formula-rim-logitech-thrustmaster-osw/



Listener Craig Reams sends in

From listener Craig Reams, a YouTube video from Dan Suzuki shows you how to use the iRacing button encoders to double your buttons on any wheel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYDfIz-qv9A



Chase for the Cup Spotter Pack

Davin@DriveThrough posted on a Twitter a download to get the EA Sports Case for the Cup Spotter pack for iRacing

https://twitter.com/drivethrough_/status/1417585361962864644?s=11

https://drive.google.com/u/0/uc?id=1LReOhJdCIBNrmRCHCXPs8d_OmuMgVZO3&export=download



Heusinkveld Sim Pedals Ultimate+ [Hall]

Heusinkveld is very happy to present their new Sim Pedals Ultimate+ powered by Heusinkveld SmartControl – available now in our webshop and at our resellers.

https://twitter.com/HeusinkveldEng/status/1417836249298186244

Upgrade Kit [Brian]

The Upgrade Kit for the classic Sim Pedals Ultimate will be available around July 27th. With the kit you get the main technical upgrades of the Sim Pedals Ultimate+, incl. SmartControl and the new brake spring elastomers.

https://twitter.com/HeusinkveldEng/status/1417836263089053696

https://heusinkveld.com/shop/sim-pedals/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: New Hampshire

  • Ellis –  pDNF was taking it easy a bit past half way got caught up in anothers wreck couldnt miss it  – it blew up maybe 30 later
  • Greg – P19 involved in everything
  • Hall = P wrecked out, stumbled on for a bit
  • Sunday Open
    • Tom D – p2. What an interesting race.  Got involved in a crash (my fault) lost a lap and a few RPM.  Got my lap back with 35 to go. Was able to work my way up to 3rd when a caution came out with 4 laps to go. Decided to pit. Restarted in 7th for a GWC.  Got to 2nd, needed a couple more laps for a win. But I’ll take it
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -p25 – got totally collected in a wreck that I could not miss – 8 minutes damaged – soldiered on from 33rd to 25th


Official Series

  • Carb cup – mike. Almost won. Wrecked coming to checker trying to block  – next gen iracing super speedway
    • Ran again – michigan though – flat out never lift ever – sucky ass racing
  • Formula V at Bristol  Hosted – super fun
  • Hosted – sprint cars at bristol – WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER – p1 
  • Then DSS at Lernersville – I suck
  • Then carb cup nextgen at michigan – p1 – WOO – did same race twice more wrecked out
  • The hosted kia optima at n wilkesboro – wrecked out




League / Hosted Races

FastTrack Sim Racing League –

  1. Greg p 4
  2. Mike – p .I will give you one guess
  3. Hall – p. 3
  • Congratulations Dwayne McArthur in the REG Custom #97 Chevy Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at Auto Club Speedway     
  • Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Toyota Finished 2nd
  • Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Chevy Finished 3rd


Final Thoughts



Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

TITLE IDEAS

  1. Over 4 Billion Serves
  2. .
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Description

This week on the show we celebrate with iRacing the 4 billion laps completed milestone, we’ll explore the shadow teams of the Coke Series and see how iRacing holds up side by side with the real world. So strap in and try to keep up with 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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Hosts:

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Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

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Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

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Episode 0288

7/15/2021 – Essential Smells – Episode 0288

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Topics



Coke Race

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1414622679454339074?s=11

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

  • @cshearburn and @KeeganLeahy lead the field
  • Early on, @cshearburn leads the field… most have gone single file early on.
  • CAUTION! LAP 24. @AshtonCrowder is involved, he has a ton of damage.
  • @NickOttinger, @john_gorlinsky and @MalikRayTTV are towards the back of the pack now with some decent damage.

  • LAP 53:Second caution at lap 52! @bschoon55 and @aburroughs62 tangle in the back!Conti takes the lead right before the yellow
  • Clampitt takes 2
  • RESTART LAP 57: @vicente_salas14 and @LoganClampitt_ lead the field into turn 1.
  • Track position currently paying off for @vicente_salas14, but @MikeConti5 on four tires is coming quick!

  • LAP 68: @MikeConti5 leans on @vicente_salas14 for the lead!SIDE BY SIDELAP AFTER LAP@vicente_salas14 will NOT let @MikeConti5 go!
  • Two tires not paying off anymore for 
  • @LoganClampitt_ who gets the boot from the “Four-Time Champ”, as Clampitt sarcastically said to @rayalfalla after the bump.

  •  Caution #3 @swilson3_ (currently in playoffs on points in P10) gets tagged by 
  • @GarrettManes and multiple cars are involved! 
  • @MikeConti5 leads the entire field onto pit road.
  • Schoenburg stays out – salas stays out
  • 56 to go: NEW LEADER, @RReSports’ @jmullisracing
  •  @znovak15 has some nose damage after a chop from @vicente_salas14 a few laps ago… Novak still P3 and closing in on the leaders though!
  • @jmullisracing takes the lead after @bschoon55 stayed out on old tires and the restart got jumbled up!
  • 41 to go: BIG SLIDE for @DDuval42! He SAVES it!

  • Caution 4 is out, lap 121!
  • @FemiOlat_ tried to get back into line behind @caine_cook and just misjudged it, and sent the 15 spinning.
  • Going to have a shootout here to end it, 25 laps to go on the RS. Some guys have stayed out again! 
  • RESTART 26 to go: @A_Boes21 and @swilson3_ stayed out and lead the field into turn 1.
  •  3 4 and 5 wide – and the whole field wrecks!~

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1415135470040801282

  • @RyanLuza spun while they were 3, 4, and 5-wide. 
  • @bobbyzalenski, @FemiOlat_, @vicente_salas14 and more among those involved.

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1415135425988075520

  • RESTART 21 to go: @jmullisracing and @MikeConti5 lead the field into turn 1.
  • Another wreck but no caution this time they keep it going! – TROUBLE! 
  • @swilson3_ gets sent into the wall! 
  • @rayalfalla, @BBryant53, and @GarrettManes appear to have damage. NO CAUTION.
  • 18 to go: CAUTION! @GarrettManes gets a bump from @DerekJustis and now it’s less than 15 to go at the Magic Mile.
  •  July 27 Tuesday Nashville – next gen – next race

  • RESTART 13 to go: @jmullisracing and @MikeConti5 lead the field into turn 1.
  • 11 to go: CAUTION! @A_Boes21 spins… after contact with his @McLarenShadow teammate @blakereynolds66
  • . RESTART 6 to go: @jmullisracing and @MikeConti5 lead the field into turn 1.
  • Caution. 
  • @mbussa75, @LoganClampitt_, @vicente_salas14, and @john_gorlinsky Crashed.

  • Can they make it to the end green? RESTART OVERTIME #1! Mullis conti nichols novak 
  • CHECKERED FLAG! @RReSports’ @jmullisracing wins at virtual @NHMS!
  • @jmullisracing makes it three straight @CocaColaRacing Series victories at virtual @NHMS!
  • Jake Nichols 2nd – career best – 
  • 3. @MikeConti5
  • 4. @znovak15
  • 5. @BowlinGraham
  • 6. @bdavies_88
  • 7. @rayalfalla
  • 8. @MGuest33
  • 9. @CVincent34
  • 10. @MitchelldeJong1

GWC End of Race

https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1415140471387664385

Move of the Race

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1415142683476103168

https://danlisa.com/scoring/season_standings.php?season_id=13048



iRacing Top 10 Highlights – June 2021 [Hall]

iRacing dropped the Top 10 Highlight for the month of June on their YouTube Channel this week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-CYkF4n6iw



Why iRacing can now afford to be choosy [Brian]

An article in Racer.com, the online motorsports magazine describes how successful iRacing’s business model has become, essentially re-inventing how the model is done. Where as before, software companies would pay large amounts of money up front for licensing rights, to iRacing becoming a marketing tool for manufacturers to iRacing “super users” (die-hard iRacing fans) as described by Steve Myers. In the beginning iRacing had to plead their case and business model to manufacturers to join the sim. But now, they get more requests from manufacturers to join than they can accept because of it’s success, and as such can now be choosey as to whom they bring into the sim.

https://racer.com/2021/07/08/why-iracing-can-now-afford-to-be-choosy/



She’s just standing there… MENACINGLY!!! [Greg]

On the back straight on the Summit Point Motor a creepy, lone fan stands apart from all of the others in the bleacher stands oddly staring menacingly down the track towards turn 9.

https://www.reddit.com/r/iRacing/comments/ohephw/shes_just_standing_there_menacingly/



Flying for the Win [Mike]

Jimmy Mullis is launched thru the trees after going off track at the Monza Oval, but recovers to claim victory.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRHm3kOAASn/?utm_medium=share_sheet



eRacr Roval Racing Series [Hall]

The eRacr Roval Racing Series. A fun, challenging, multi-class series that takes place over 7 weeks using the Cup, Xfinity, and Truck series vehicles at underutilized Rovals on the iRacing service. Qualifying weekend starts Saturday. Races will include

  1. Charlotte Roval
  2. Texas [Legacy] – RC Combined
  3. Indianapolis – Road Course
  4. Pocono [Legacy] – International
  5. New Hampshire – RC w/ North Oval
  6. Auto Club – Competition
  7. Homestead – Road Course B

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1413202329927516163?s=11



4 Hours of Charlotte Benefiting National MS Society [Brian]

Just a reminder to check out the 4 Hours of Charlotte charity race to benefit the Natonal MS Society which takes place on July 30-31st. You can visit http://ntlms.org/iracing to donate and register.

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https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3671/4-hours-of-charlotte-benefiting-national-ms-society



Thirty Minute Late Model guide [Greg]

Christopher Kimrey posted in the iRacing forums a comprehensive Late Model setup guide in Google Docs for you to check out and learn the Late model Car..

The link for the guide is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ISrnAp05pMiK-6KZtGBydE_FjP3UckY_P3c2SD2M3v8/edit?usp=sharing

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/23679#Comment_23679



Pro Invitational Retrospective [Mike]

Traxion posted an article about the history, of the iRacing Pro Series from its prosperous beginnings to it’s unceremonious end. What went wrong, what went right, and what could have been.

https://traxion.gg/retrospective-what-was-what-could-have-been-with-the-enascar-pro-invitational-iracing-series/



Motorsport Games Confirms NASCAR 21 [Hall]

IGN reported that Motorsport Games has confirmed a new NASCAR game will be ready for 2021, and it will not be a continuation of the Heat series. NASCAR 21 will represent a fresh start for NASCAR simulations from Motorsport Games and will be powered by Unreal Engine and Studio 397’s acclaimed rFactor 2 physics

https://www.ign.com/articles/motorsport-games-confirms-nascar-21-new-engine-new-physics



Greatest iRacing Achievements [Brian]

On their Twitter page, iRacing asks members, what’s your greatest iRacing achievements?

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1414672550651699204?s=11



Steering Ratio is Now What? [Greg]

Steve Rada in the forums asked ,”I was wanting to find out, how does someone go about on finding what is consider the steering ratio on the Next Gen, and what do we have to do to get it where the current gen is, being 12.1,14.1, & 16.1.” Staff Member Matt Holden replied that, “The NextGen uses a completely different steering system than the other cars, so the steering pinion controls the steering speed instead of the power steering box. Like Vern said it doesn’t correlate directly to the steering box ratio, higher pinion numbers produce more movement for a given steering input and would be like running a lower-ratio, faster steering box.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/25155#Comment_25155



2021 Season 3 Patch 3 Release Notes [Mike]

Alex Gustafson posts in the forums the 2021 Season 3 Patch 3 Release which contains a variety of updates and fixes for the 2021 Season 3 Release.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/4041/2021-season-3-patch-3-release-notes-2021-07-13-01



2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup [Hall]

Starting on July 31th, the qualifying series for the 2022 Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup gets underway with a new qualification format that is open for all iRacing members. The virtual Porsche 911 GT3 Cup serves as the digital racing car and TAG Heuer has once again signed on as title sponsor.


Qualifying Series
31.07.2021 – Germany: Hockenheimring (18 laps)
07.08.2021 – Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (18 laps)
14.08.2021 – Austria: Red Bull Ring (20 laps)
21.08.2021 – USA: Road Atlanta (18 laps)
28.08.2021 – USA: Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit (26 laps)
04.09.2021 – Germany: Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit (14 laps)

Contender Series
25.09.2021 – Germany: Hockenheimring (9/18 laps)
02.10.2021 – Spain: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (9/18 laps)
09.10.2021 – Austria: Red Bull Ring (10/20 laps)
16.10.2021 – USA: Road Atlanta (9/18 laps)
23.10.2021 – USA: Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit (13/26 laps)
30.10.2021 – Germany: Nürburgring Grand Prix Circuit (7/14 laps)
(in brackets: Number of laps for sprint and main race)

https://presse.porsche.de/prod/presse_pag/PressResources.nsf/Content?ReadForm&languageversionid=1229690



Sad Day for the iRacing Community [Brian]

Last night, in a post from his sister Lenora, we were informed of the loss of fellow iRacer, OBRL member and all around great guy as Gary Corbett passed after a hard foughgt battle with cancer.



Hall’s in the Wall [Hall]

On iRacing’s Instagram they posted David Hall posted Instagram how to take out the wall in the tricky pits at Pocono



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Shout out to team mate and friend JOE OWEN – Going through some medical issues….We are with you bud, be strong…

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK, LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy [Brian]



Hardware/Software


Simrigs eXodus MAX Sim Racing Cockpit [Hall]

The Simrigs eXodus MAX simracing cockpit is their heavy duty extruded aluminum cockpit prices at $1399.

https://playtech.co.nz/products/simrigs-exodus-max-sim-racing-cockpit?_pos=1&_sid=90b4e02d3&_ss=r



Racewerk Pedals [Brian]

After 2 years of development, Racewerk unveiles their latest revision of the S1 pedals which were designed, machined and built in house at Wittlich, Germany at Racewerk.com with full quality control over the whole process. Starting at €840,00 excl. VAT as a limited offer. We are confident that these are the smoothest pedals on the market .S1 Pro still has the Tilton 78 endurance racing master cylinders. GRAB THEM WHILE YOU CAN. Two and three pedal variants are now available. Black is on stock and we have a limited quantity of Racewerk Orange pedals coming in 2 weeks time.

No photo description available.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SimRacingDrivers/permalink/2411877708956150/



Sim Racing Setup [Greg]

On an Instagram post on Sim Racing Setup they show off their motion rig .

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



RS Simulation [Mike]

The Sector One eSport is the newest from the Sector One series of open wheel orientated rigs. We brought all our professional expertise to create the perfect machine for you to perform on the racing platforms. The immersion experience of the eSport Sector One will set new standards on the market.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRECuaXtnQ0/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.sectoronesim.com/



Lovely Stickers [Hall]

Lovelystickers are happy to announce that they are almost ready to have available on their website the set of Charles Leclerc/Ferrari stickers for a Playseat Formula cockpit.

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

Lando Norris-McLeren [Greg]

Lovely Stickers also makes for the Playseat Formula, a Lando Norris/McLaren themed stickers

https://www.instagram.com/p/CRRJv0ft9fX/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Gran Turismo-Branded Fanatec Direct Drive Wheel [Mike]

on GTPlanet’s website, images that seem to reveal Fanatec’s promised PlayStation 5 Direct Drive wheel have surfaced on different social media sites over the weekend, and it looks set to be an official Gran Turismo product too.

https://www.gtplanet.net/fanatec-ps5-dd-gt7-20210712/



Car Guy Candles [Brian]

If you’re missing that one last piece of racing immersion, Car Guy Candles has race car inspired scented candles to get your rig room smelling like you’re actually at the track, with scents like Racing Fuel, Exhaust and Burt Rubber.



Revealing of Motion 1 [Hall]

The time has finally come! Redefine your gaming experience with Motion 1 – The revolutionary haptic chair from Cooler Master and D-BOX designed specifically for gamers who want the most from their favorite games. D-box mentioned the price will be around $2000 usd.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1121823038341714



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Atlanta

  • Ellis –  pdnf – Got wrecked going straight down the back strectch – got hooked into wall hard, no caution, steering is 90 degrees turned – soldier on as I am getting lapped i brush the wall a bit trying to stay high and the leader runs over me p i am then toast up against the wall smoking and 5 cars later someone else piles in
    • Josh quote after watching replays – “You got hooked on back stretch. That’s not on you. And you stayed right to wall with blown motor.
    • The hitting wall while being lapped, sucks but we have all been in that situation and it wasn’t intentional and you were struggling with damage.”
  • Greg – PWas running p5 till I noticed I didn’t have enough fuel for some reason on a 55 lap run. Must have not filled it for some reason. P21 finish
  • Hall = P 14, green to green, shuffled back to 30ths early on from evading a near wreck, was 25th when pit cycles started, neted up to 14th, some of the 20 lap fresher tires behind me stopped gaining on me after their laps were 20 laps old.
  • Rochette Pdnf got caught in other peoples BS. Forgot to mention I am now proclaiming myself the 2021 Tifosi NiS Road Kingahhhhh
  • Chris- pdnf
  • Sunday Open
    • Stephen – p1 
    • Rochette- P2 Stayed clean and made it a Tifosi 1-2 with Stephen Louallen. If it was Chris Scales leading i would’ve wreck his ass “smiley face” 
    • Kyle – P P-3 Started P-8. Had to deal with some early race cautions and about lap 50 Was the last restart and run top 3. Took the lead and held it for 16 laps until i pitted with 23 to and then raced my way up to a P-3 and was running down the leader. If i had another 5 laps i would of regained the lead as i had 25 lap fresher tires then the leader but just ran out of laps.
    • Hall – p 9.  1 caution
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Mike -pwrecked out – missed the first 3 cautions but didnt miss the 4th – totally wrecked out couldnt miss it
    • Greg – P13 wrecked on gwc going for the win
    • Brian – P What more could go wrong…
    • Stephen – p
    • Kyle – P
    • Tyler. P-6 Started in the back and just worked my way up thru the field.

Race: New Hampshire

  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p wrecked, failed to avoid a wreck, a lot of cautions, one of em got me
    • Ellis – DNF – Went to the outside of a guy on the inside down the straight and he came up and pushed us both to the wall – not clear
    • Kyle = dnf blew pu after stacking up at start
    • Greg – P
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p 10  Got caught up in a late wreck, but more other cars got worse damage, plus the EOL bug, higher position than I probably would have gotten.
    • Ellis – p.

Rochette P #88 for the keys. I suck at Land of the Hamsters dodged some wrecks and finished 8th…. Rest in Heaven Gary



Official Series

  • A Open
    • Hall  P 1!  Finally after being so close all week.  Took some luck, was gonna finish 2nd by stretching fuel cause the guy that was gonna win caught me on the fresh, but caution comes out for a 2 lap, restart p9, finish p1.
    • Kyle P P-UNO Started P-9 and kept myself out of a handful of wrecks and was able to maintain myself in the top 5. Late race caution allowed me to to gain 2 spots on pit road and then i just got myself to the lead after the restart and just ran away with the lead. Led 14 laps and then took the checkered flag. It sure does feel great to win again after a long dry streak.
  • PDS Euro Sprint

Hall – p1 First attempt at Monza, the alien got a speeding penalty


  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
    1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
    2. Adam p
    3. Greg p2 
    4. Mike – p .14 – 1 stop run was a lap short first run – ran 50% throttle 2nd run to make it – didnt work out great.
    5. Tom D – P
    6. Hall – p.1 greg and I both saved fuel.  I had to save more after the stop, which had a side effect of saving my tires.  Also literally let him pass be back when there were still many laps to avoid giving up the draft to save fuel


League / Hosted Races

FastTrack Sim Racing League –

  1. Greg p2 
  2. Mike – p .14 – 1 stop run was a lap short first run – ran 50% throttle 2nd run to make it – didnt work out great.
  3. Tom D – P

Hall – p.1 greg and I both saved fuel.  I had to save more after the stop, which had a side effect of saving my tires.  Also literally let him pass be back when there were still many laps to avoid giving up the draft to save fuel

  • OBRL ARCA Series 
    1. Brian P More shifter problems…
  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    1. ? Congratulations Tom Ogle #11 in the White Claw Chevy The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the New Hampshire Speedway    
    2. Steve Thomson In the RideTv #67 Toyota Finished 2nd
    3. Josh Robinson #23 in the Microcenter Chevy Chevy Finished 3rd


Final Thoughts



Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

TITLE IDEAS

  1. Essential Smells
  2. .
  3. .

Description

On a somber day on the iRacer’s Lounge Podcast we dedicate the show to our fellow racer and friend Gary Corbett. There’s still lots to cover in the world of iRacing and so we plow ahead with heavy hearts. So thanks for joining 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: 

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Hosts:

Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

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Episode 0287

7/8/2021 – RIP Atlanta – Episode 0287

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

Brought to you by:

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


Introduction

On the show this week, we’ll discuss what coming new to Atlanta Motor Speedway, and what’s been announced with iRacing’s involvement. We’ll cover the series finale of the eNascar International Series and in topics we’ll ask how the new Windows 11 might effect iRacing and it’s peripherals

And remember you can follow along with us on your mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..



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Topics



New Atlanta

After the July 11th Quaker State 400, Atlanta Motor Speedway will begin to break ground on a historic project to create the next generation of Atlanta Motor Speedway and a first-of-its-kind, all-new race experience in 2022.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1412464826031513605?s=11

https://www.iracing.com/atlanta-motor-speedway-bringing-in-next-generation-with-track-reprofile/

https://twitter.com/amsupdates/status/1412457520556396550?s=11



iRacing’s Early Involvement

According to Nascar reporter Bob Pockrass, Atlanta worked with different widths of racing surface on the iRacing Simulator before deciding on it’s finalized specifications.

https://twitter.com/bobpockrass/status/1412454468197683200?s=11

https://twitter.com/amsupdates/status/1412449013568262151?s=11



Denny Hamlin Weighs In

Denny Hamlin weighs in with his thoughts of the team that has reconfigured Texas, Kentucky and Bristol and has now reconfigured Atlanta.

https://twitter.com/dennyhamlin/status/1412591869045915650?s=11



Pro Invitational Discontinued

Adam Stern announced on his Twitter page that Nascar is informing the industry that they are discontinuing the iRacing Pro Invitational Series for the remainder if 2021, though it could return in the future special events.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1410987916990599168?s=11



Project Alien

From the creators of the Majors Garage, Project Alien is the “out of this world” offspring of sim racing and “The Voice”. A reality TV style show that aims to discover and create the next Alien… maybe you. You can apply on the Project Alien website.

https://www.projectalien.tv/



Dear iRacing

Racing line Australia posted a cinematic look at iRacing on their Youtube channel they entitled “Dear iRarcing”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTfVtTbx2Qw



Nitro Circus League

The Nitro Circus League Summer Series is here from July 6th to august 3rd with the Stock Car Challenge and the Pro 2 Road Racing. You’ll have chances to win 2021 You Got This Tour tickets or iRacing credits PLUS random prize drawings every week for all participants!

https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1412081201687449605



NextGen- Experimental We Hope

When referring to racing in the Next Gen Car, Tyler C Green asked in the forums, “What is going on with this car? Getting into the Next Gen Ford results in almost ZERO force feedback with settings turned way way up (in sim FFB set up to 10.0). Power steering exists on plenty of other iRacing cars and not a single one of them have such a numb disconnected type of feedback.” Others echoed the sentiment until staffer Matt Holden chimed in that, “NASCAR wants a low amount of steering weight for the NextGen cars and we built the cars to reflect the change. I believe what we have is slightly stronger than the real car, but it is in line with the data and requirements for the car.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/21391/#Comment_21391



Stream to End MS

Stream to End MS is hosting the 4 Hours at Charlotte Charity Race on July 31st to benefit those with Multiple Sclerosis with the likes of Steve Meyers, Chad Knaus and Nick Ottinger.

https://twitter.com/streamtoendms/status/1410669020534263808?s=11



PAX Arena Almost Pro $5,000/€5,000 Events!

You can now join the PAX Arena Almost Pro Time Attack and attempt to qualify into our two final events! The Top 30 eligible NA drivers and the Top 30 eligible EU drivers in the Time Attack when the qualifier ends(July 11th) will move on to the final events on July 16th. The 30 EU drivers will compete for their share of €5,000 and the 30 NA drivers will compete for their share of $5,000!

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3070/pax-arena-almost-pro-5-000-5-000-events



24hr Le Mans Questions

There were a few questions in the forums regarding the 24Hour race at Sarthe this weekend and Andy Saunders replied with the answers,

There are three session times.

2021-07-10 7:00 UTC (Saturday)

2021-07-10 18:00 UTC (Saturday)

2021-07-11 14:00 UTC (Sunday)

Registration will open either 30 or 60 minutes prior to each session

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3338/24hr-le-mans-questions



International NASCAR

Argentinian driver Leonel Pernia takes the win in Wednesday’s Nascar International series finale race at The Daytona Road with a late-race pass over Mexican racer Victor Barrales Jr.

https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1412917455681318913?s=11

https://traxion.gg/enascar-international-pernia-takes-victory-in-series-finale/



Remove ghosting in Pitlane

Robert Crisdale pleaded his case on the forums asking, “Can we please get rid of ghosting in pitlane where everyone drives thru everyone – why do we need it? So what if there’s 55 cars in server …that’s part of the strategy of racing and keeps this SIM like real life.”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3483/remove-ghosting-in-pitlane



Who Follow’s Who

Dylan Connolly posted an all encompassing graph on Twitter showing which Coke Series Drivers follow whom on social media.

https://twitter.com/dconn24/status/1412991487864975362?s=11



Pollard 2 Pollard

Former NFL Player and new Nascar Fan, Nascar Ambassador and iRacer, Bernard Pollard has a new podcast show called ‘Pollard 2 Pollard’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2eM3epcKZ4

…And watch out. Mr Pollard has started figuring out his force feedback setting to the point that his car control is getting substantially better.

https://twitter.com/crushboy31/status/1413212751921655813?s=11



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


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Hardware/Software


6DOF Motion Platform

Nisch posted on his Youtube Channel his latest 6DOF motion platform running No Limits 2 Roller Coaster Simulator.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_erBzthv3Wk



Rig Review

Williams F1 driver George Russell shows off on his Instagram Page his Simlabs P1-X setup.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ1Vqa_tnAq/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Luso Motors Formula Rig RCC

Luso Motors unveiled the new Formula RIG RCC which is the base model for a new line of products that will be for sale in about two months time. This particular setup is sold complete with seat and sliding structure and padded headrest. The RIG can be purchased with or without the monitor support. A three monitor support will be available too. The structure is made using 80×40 aluminum profiles bolted to aluminum sub structures, becoming a very rigid and structural sound design. This design is original with the ergonomically thought layout and uses our RCC-MK8-XL seat. The package is in pre-sale starting now, for a special and introductory price of 659 euros, (or 759 euros including the monitor support ). Prices do not include VAT or transport. First units will be available to be sent starting at the first days of September. These special prices are valid for two months. After that, prices will start at 999 euros (plus VAT). Benefit from an early purchase, saving a direct 340 euros or more. You can contact lusomotors@lusomotors.com for details.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQ6b0n4tOAK/?utm_medium=share_sheet



Simagic P2000 Pedals Available

The Simagic P200 Pedals are now available for pre-order at Sim Motion. For all Pre-Orders, you can get 5% off by using the promo code P2000!! Place your order here at  https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/simagic-pedals!

pedal flyer.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/3144/simagic-p2000-pedals-available-for-pre-order-now-sim-motion



Adaptive Adjustments

David Tucker Postsed in the forums that he put in a new hidden [Adaptive] section in the app.ini file for us to use as a way to experiment with iRacing to hopefully make it better for everyone here. The first item I put in is the ability to change the color of the racing lines.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2145/adaptive-adjustments



Ignition Controls

Ignition Control Original SANWA Arcade Buttons are Light, precise, super quick and fun to use! I comes with six Rotary Encoders with a total of 32 inputs retailing for $225.95.

NA2 SA E6

https://www.ignitioncontrols.com/PC-Button-Box-Controller-p/0075.htm



DSD Mini Max

Derek Spears Designs offers their new Mini Max Button Controller that comes with 5 Push Buttons, 4 Two-Way Rotary Encoders, 5 Two-Way Momentary Toggles; USB connection on side of device for the price of $119.75



Windows 11

With the upcoming release of Widows 11, many in the community have questions. Will Sutton Postsed in ther forums that he’s, “going to put it on my other PC as Insiders Club Member in about 6 – 8 weeks ( translation: guinea pigs). Its going to be a free upgrade and the big main thing will be ‘How does it play with iRacing?'”

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2574/windows-11

Pawel Kusmierek Posted on the forums that he has the Insiders Preview pushed 11 on his computer. and that,” iRacing-wise, I see no difference really. I tried to turn on the WMR option which starts WM for Steam whenever WMR Portal starts, but it screwed things up. But in game I noticed no change so far, for better or for wors.”.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2574/windows-11/p3



Gyro View

Robert Valley posted in the forums that he watched a YouTube video that basically said his driving view settings were all wrong. Our own Mike Ellis replied with his setting for Robert to try saying that he runs an unconventional view, with triples, I call it the gyro view.

Roll=0

Pitch=0

NeckMotion=25

Rotate w vel=100

Try it! I think it allows you to see the chassis movements visually as your view is locked to horizon and the chassis is moving under you, visually…

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/22935/#Comment_22935



Rig Review

Mike McCormick posted a pic of his newly upgraded rig in his new house

My Sim Rig 26.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/12266/#Comment_12266



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: RA

  • Ellis –  p9 – qualified p5 and lots of issues one guy doored me to the wall hard had 1 minute damage – was 13th going into stops was 7th coming out – had lots of self spins and drive thru for 17x, but I will take a top ten on a road course hell ya!!!
  • Greg – Pwrecked
  • Hall = P mistakes
  • Sunday Open
    • Hall – p wrecked my self out spinning under braking

Race: Hotlanta

  • Wed Fixed:
  • Wed Open:
    • Hall -p 22,  lost the coin toss on cautions.  Great long run set, went for 1 stop strat, caution came in the 10 lap window that I was down a lap.  Had to start 28th with 8 lap older tires.  Passed all the other guys on old tires and even caught some guys with newer tires to crawl to 22nd.  Racing was really clean with just one self spin.
    • Kyle – P-19 Started P-13 and snuck my way to the top 5. Lap 33 i took the lead on a restart and held the lead for 53 laps. Pitted with a +4.0 Second lead. After pit cycle I was working my way back up the field and got taken out by a lap down car who bounced off turn 1 wall and that set me back 10 laps. Got a wave around and a lucky dog and was able to squeak out a P-19.
    • Ellis – p24 – wrecked on my own about halfway – 1 minute 30 damage – never recovered – self spun a few times….
    • Rochette – P9
    • Stephen – wrecked
    • Greg – Pwrecked from 7th with 2 to go
  • Thurs Open  
    • Hall – p 12, caught in the big one.  Engine damage, but still good speed and a lot of dead cars.


Official Series




League / Hosted Races

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
    1. ? Congratulations josh Robinson #23 in the Miata Team Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway   
    2. Steve Thomson #67 In the Ride TV Toyota Finished 2nd
    3. Andrew Hess in the 54 Hess Gas Chevy Finished 3rd


Final Thoughts




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On the show this week, we’ll discuss what coming new to Atlanta Motor Speedway, and what’s been announced with iRacing’s involvement. We’ll cover the series finale of the eNascar International Series and in topics we’ll ask how the new Windows 11 might effect iRacing and it’s peripherals So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast. 

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7/1/2021 – De-Gone – Episode 0286

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

This Week on the show, the eNascar series is back again at it’s second road event of the season, Road America. Will Bobby Zelinski reclaim his title as ‘Road King’, or will road course star Mitchell deJong make it two road wins in a row. Also we’ll cover the second annual Firecracker 400 and the new eNascar International race at COTA.

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Topics



Coke Race

https://racer.com/2021/06/24/burroughs-climbs-learning-curve-after-late-call-up-to-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series/

  • After keeping his speed close to the vest by not putting down a time in practice, @MitchelldeJong1 qualifies on pole, ottinger, zalenski, wilson, bowlin, conti, mullis, liza, salas, vincent
  • @MikeConti5 gets booped by @RyanLuza in Turn 6. Mullis also went off…
  • Keegan goes off on lap 3 
  • Second place @NickOttinger goes off in Turn 5 on Lap 4. Ottinger falls to 12th.
  • @MitchelldeJong1 leads @bobbyzalenski by less than two seconds.

https://twitter.com/KishRM/status/1410051126452310017

  • Tonight is @rayalfalla‘s 200th @eNASCARCocaCola iRacing Series start. Per the broadcast, the 4-Time champion has now competed in 200 of the 202 series starts.

@JakeNichols73 just made a mistake and… boom goes his engine.

Third and fourth are also in their own class tonight. The battle for third may be one of the best right now between @swilson3_ and @BowlinGraham

  • Discussions about Bobby not winning yet on the road course and Mitchell running so well…
  • 2 to go had 3 battles going on at the same time on screen, fabulous coverage…
  • Ottinger and kirwin racing hard for 9th

https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1410075031196127232?s=11

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1410060170420424705

https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1410060626530033672



What’s the Next Legend for iRacing?

Dale Earnhardt Jr posted a pole in the forums asking “What should be the next 1987 manufacturer added?” The options were the Buick, Pontiac or Oldsmobile. As of this morning the Pontiac held the lead in voting with some commenting because of the iconic Richard Petty 43 car.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2893/what-should-be-the-next-1987-manufacturer-added



How-To: Hosted Racing

iRacing posted a How-to video on their Youtube Channel going into full detail about sponsoring your own Hosted Races.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OYLGoVxpMk&t=3s



Season 3 Build – Reminders

Also on their Youtube Channel, iRacing dropped a video with a comprehensive list with all of the updates from the season 3 Build

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv1EjdAE9gI



Virtual2Reality TV Summer Stock

AUG 30 AT 6 PM MST

Virtual2Reality.tv is hosting a Special Summer Tournament in an eSport tournament that will place the overall driver in an approved Nascar Driver Development Academy for two days of coaching and Evaluation. They’re going to try and make history with the largest participation tournament in the history of iRacing. We’re shooting for 500+

https://www.facebook.com/events/938311886713919



Strange Combos

iRacing Tweeted asking members, “What’s the strangest car/track combo you’ve driven on iRacing?” Responses included the Skippy’s at Hell, the iR-01 at Atlanta Rallycross and the 410 Sprint Cars at Le Mans.

Crizzle@CrizzleColts replied that he hosts the Thursday Night Thunder League that runs nothing but strange combinations like this for an entire season.

https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1409513912912027655?s=11



More iRacing Jobs

Kevin Bobbitt posted in the forums that iRacing is looking of a new Media Producer job to fill. The Media Producer will be responsible for the creation of various forms of content including but not limited to promotional videos, tutorial videos, and interviews, as well as producing/directing live broadcasts for eSports and special events.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2791/media-producer



2021 Season 3 Patch 2 Release Notes

The 2021 Season 3 Patch 2 Release contains a variety of updates and fixes for the 2021 Season 3 Release.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2868/2021-season-3-patch-2-release-notes-2021-06-28-02



iRacing in Victory Lane

Alan Tardiff drove his iRacing sponsored #9 Super Late Model to victory lane at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this past weekend

https://twitter.com/alantardiff8/status/1409876260826796034?s=11



Firecracker Memories

eRacer.gg posted a video on their Twitter a video of racing legends like Dale Jr, Larry Mac and Kyle Petty giving their thoughts and memories of the Firecracker 400

https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1410009813795356674?s=11



Official Simulation Partner of Nascar

Adam Stern formally announced that Nascar is expanding their relationship with iRacing which goes from being a licensee to now being the official simulation partner of the Nascar sanctioning body. The deal will serve to elevate a decade-plus licensing relationship to official partner status, as the two organizations work closer than ever before to promote the various eNASCAR series, while also collaborating around a number of innovation initiatives which have far-reaching implications on the future of NASCAR – including the design of new and proposed NASCAR race tracks, collaboration and technical support on the NASCAR NextGen race car project, the creation of sim racing-oriented content for NASCAR Digital Media channels, and the use of iRacing as a training tool for NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity class.

https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1409870971188678674?s=11

https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/29/nascar-iracing-com-announce-new-official-partnership/?linkId=100000052371703

https://www.iracing.com/nascar-iracing-com-announce-new-official-partnership-agreement/



iRacing needs an app

John G Anderson posted on the Everything iRacing Facebook Page a comment that iRacing needs an iRacing mobile app.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/534592216686969/permalink/2609525939193576/



NASCAR Cup Series Cars (Class A) Manual

iRacing dropped in the forums the Nascar Cup Series user manual pdf for the Ford Mustang, Toyota Camry and Chevy Camaro

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/616/nascar-cup-series-cars-class-a-manual



Alpha Testing Now Recruiting!

Chris Weidner posted in the forums that they have openings for anyone willing to devote some time to Alpha testing. Specifically on our test nights, Mon and Weds evenings 7-9pm EST. I also need a few AI testers.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2934/alpha-testing-now-recruiting



iRacing Presents The 24 Hours of Spa Powered by Heusinkveld

iRacing posted the info for the upcominf 24 Hours of Spa sponsored by Heusinkveld

iRSE-Spa-24HR-Heusinkveld-feature.jpg

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2995/iracing-presents-the-24-hours-of-spa



LeMons II – 2 hour solo Le Mans warm up [free community race

Russell Barnes is hosting a 2 hour Le Mans practice race on Saturday July 3rd at 8:30pm UTC+1 and will stream the action on my YouTube channel.

https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2872/lemons-ii-2-hour-solo-le-mans-warm-up-free-community-race



eNASCAR Stock Car Challenge

The Logitech G Challenge has both Stock Car and Open Wheel races, open to all drivers and free-to-enter, Sign up and compete for your chance to win a trip to the Grand Finals Weekend and a McLaren Racing VIP Experience including…-

Four (4)-day/three (3)-night all-inclusive trip to Las Vegas
– On-Track Supercar Driving Experience
– Meet Professional Drivers, Athletes & Celebrities
– Compete in the Grand Finals to win a McLaren Racing VIP Experience!

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https://logitechgchallenge.com/challenge?genre=stockCar

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https://logitechgchallenge.com/challenge?genre=openWheel



Firecracker 400

Racer.com, the online motorsports magazine posted an article examining the conception, history and current status on one of iRacing’s biggest events of the year, the Firecracker 400.

https://racer.com/2021/06/30/over-400-drivers-some-cloud-servers-and-hard-work-culminate-in-eracrs-firecracker-400/

and The Winner is…

Michael Cosey Jr was the surprise winner of the Firecracker 400 this week after alast lap wreck took out the leaders leaving Micheal Cosey Jr to slide into the lead on the last 2 turns to take the checkers flag and $12,500 purse.

https://twitter.com/eRacr_gg/status/1410429468062228480



eNascar International COTA

Agustín Canapino takes the win in the eNascar International race at COTA

https://twitter.com/WilliamsEsports/status/1410374671703461891



Almost Pro Series [Hall]

The Almost Pro series returns to iRacing for 2021 and, this time, they’re going international! They will be partnering up with PAX/EGX to bring you two competitions; one for North America and one for Europe! The competition will utilize the brand new Formula Vee at Laguna Seca.

This year, the top 30 fastest drivers from each region at the conclusion of the Time Attack will be invited to compete in the final events! The North Americans will be competing for $5,000 USD and the Europeans will be competing for €5,000 EUR!



Gary Corbett Update [Mike]

An update for the Go Fund Me page for fellow racer Gary Corbett who is fighting some serious health issues and substantial medical expenses in his battle.



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

Midwest Simulations

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We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


Fantasy



Hardware/Software


Sound Familiar?

Z28Gaming chronicles his experience with his Fanatec DD2 wheel base.

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



SimForge Updates

Simforge Mark-1’s will now come with Plug and Play integrated electronics board. This board willl have 24-Bit resolution for the brake pedal and 16-bit resolution for the Accelerator and Clutch Pedal. 

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

www.simforge.in



Introducing Simforge Mark-1 Dark Edition

Introducing Simforge Mark-1 Dark Edition. The website now has the option to purchase this version of the the Mark-1 Pedal with matte black powder coating on aluminum base and mounting parts.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQjdb9ftPQO/?utm_medium=share_sheet

www.simforge.in



Simagic Alpha Mini


The new Sim Magic Alpha Mini 10NM Servo! LIMITED $500 launch price while stocks last!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQkX1RFh8Md/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.simagic.com/#/PageMainEn/PageShoppingEn

Simagic Full Damper Pedals

Also from Sim Magic the Full Damper Pedals from $650.

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



Pedal Rumble Motor Kit

Sim 3D from the UK offers their Pedal Rumble Motor Kit that will attach to the back of you pedals to give rumble feedback from 95-110 pounds.

Pedal Rumble Motor Kit

https://www.sim-3d.co.uk/product/pedal-rumble-motor-kit/6?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false



Tedco Racing TR V2 Rig

Tedco racing introduces their All Black TR V2 Rig build. This time featuring their new V3 monitor mount designed for large single monitors. Options for the boomerangs to be made from either CNC machined T6061 Aluminum or Laser Cut Steel.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQnMR8_h0l-/?utm_medium=share_sheet

https://www.facebook.com/TedcoSport/



HRS Laser Engraving

Hybrid Racing Simulations are experimenting with some new unique laser engraving techniques on our products, to give customers that unique look

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQry4pGNAbf/?utm_medium=share_sheet



3x 49″ Samsung G9

The ProRacing Simulation & Training Center posted on their Facebook Page a set of triple Samsung G9 49″ screens that create a 20 degree field of view.

May be an image of indoor

https://www.facebook.com/572768292849423/posts/4093602467432637/?d=n



Have you ever wondered how to pronounce “Fanatec” correctly?

VCO eSports Studio host Ben Constanduros asked Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackermeier what is the correct pronunciation of “Fanatec”, because who would know better?

https://www.facebook.com/Fanatec/posts/4067911789951453

https://www.facebook.com/113736022035736/videos/1102821296907894



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series

Fri open: Poco 

  • Rochette P15 nothing to write home about except, how the dogs and the misses doing and man its been raining like a mofo and stop your whining Northwest about the heat thats what AC is for 
  • Sunday Open
    • Kyle – P Started P8 went 2 laps down for repairs after getting caught up in a wreck. Finished with a P16
  • Sunday fixed 
    • Brian – P22 Had a great run going with Tyler when i was caught in a wreck by a netcode accident
    • Tyler. P- 4. Finally a top 5 in NIS. Ran a great race following BMac and dodged a few cautions. Restarted 2nd for 3 GWC only for the leader to be “blinking” on restarts. Screwed myself blowing the entry in 3 and brushed the wall at exit of 3 coming to get the white. Ended up 4th. 

Race: Road America

Kyle – P Started P18 lap 1 turn 1 three other cars went in around me and 2 of them over drove the corner and the other driver checked up and moved over right in front of me and damaged the nose. Was able to stay near the top 10 most of the race. Coming to 1 to go i over drove the last corner and had to serve a drive thru. Came out 2.5 seconds behind 8th for the last lap and was able to run him down to finish 0.2 seconds behind 8th. See video for that awesome last lap run. https://www.facebook.com/TifosiRacing/videos/518938096125849

  • Ellis – pdnf – Started 20th got to 13th by end of lap 1 – went off once on lap 3 and fell back a bit – next a big wreck in the narrow part had cars going every direction and I got doored to the wall going left –  engine blew 3 laps later…
    • Rochette – PSqueeked out a 10th 10 laps in Battling for  spot and over drove a corner right in the tires, had to pit but got my 28 seconds damage fixed and was on fuel saving mode since it was 2 laps out of my window. Was 11th coming to the checker but magically got 10th. Top 10 course streak continues But…… (see Kyle) 
    • Kyle = with best finish of the night with a 9th

    Greg – PSaved fuel for 16th

    • Thurs Open  
      • Hall – p 12, couple of guys need to race the track


    Official Series




    League / Hosted Races

    • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
      1. ? Congratulations Brian Glass #87 in the Kodak Chevy  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Chicago Speedway     
      2. Tom Ogle #11 In the White Claw Toyota  Finished 2nd
      3. Travis Rogers in the 72  Chevy Finished 3rd

    iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season

         Brian M- Five Flags P wrecked out had a decent run going despite slow at the start and no practice.  Wreck happened late in stage 2 when the leader was wrecked by p2 and track closed up in front of me



    Final Thoughts



    Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

    TITLE IDEAS

    1. De-Gone
    2. .
    3. .

    Description

    This week on the show, the Coke eNASCAR series is back again at it’s second road event of the season, Road America. Will Bobby Zalenski reclaim his title as ‘Road King’, or will road course star Mitchell deJong make it two road wins in a row. Also we’ll cover the second annual Firecracker 400 and the new eNASCAR International race at COTA. So strap in and try to keep up with 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: 

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    Hosts:

    Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

    Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

    Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

    David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

    Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

    Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

    Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

    Tom Dreiling – 

    Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

    Links:

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    Episode 0285

    6/24/2021 – Who’s That Guy? – Episode 0285

    iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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


    Introduction

    After a 4 week hiatus, the Coke Series is back at the tricky triangle of Pocono, and we’ll cover all of the action as well as the introduction of the new eNascar International Series.

    And remember you can follow along with us on your mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..



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    Topics



    Coke Race [Mike]

    Ray Alfalla

      · Last time out on track, we did the thing. Here is eNASCAR Charlotte Raydioactive: 51 Team ?

    https://www.facebook.com/100057243408063/videos/2917601658513043

    Isaac Gann News

    https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1407412955621298178

    https://twitter.com/KligermanSport/status/1407424306922070024

    • LAP 4: Most of the field is single-file behind @NickOttinger 
    • Also, Chevy drivers are 1-4 , ottinger davies conti zalenski salas
    • LEAD CHANGE LAP 12: @bdavies_88 inside into turn one and rockets to the point.
    • Conti through to second also.

    LAP 24: @BBryant53, @swilson3_, and @AshtonCrowder pit.

    https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1407518925303255046

    32 to go: @znovak15 pits.

    • TROUBLE! @KeeganLeahy gets turned by Ashton! He bounces off the wall! @LoganClampitt_ has nowhere to go! CAUTION! 19 to go. Disaster for not only Leahy, but also for three Team Conti drivers, both @WBeSports_ drivers Ottinger and Clampitt, and @MikeConti5 also involved.

    18 to go everyone pits – .@bobbyzalenski wins the race off of pit road.

    https://twitter.com/caine_cook/status/1407534885170913281

    • Crazy two and 3 wide on the restart – all the way back- 

    Then TROUBLE! @bdavies_88 and others crash on the frontstretch! CAUTION! Manes gets into vincent on the front stretch Vincent gets Maleek

    9 to go restart –@bobbyzalenski and @bschoon55 lead the field into turn 1.  two 3 and even 4 wide – 

    https://twitter.com/NASCAR/status/1407526830572244993

    • 8 to go – caution – Bussa was 3 wide on inside and turned himself off the nose of the guy in the middle

    https://twitter.com/ModeMediaHouse/status/1407527119681376256

    Oh, by the way, @rayalfalla needs points. He’s now P3

    • 2 to go – restart – GREEN FLAG for overtime! OVERTIME RESTART 1: @bobbyzalenski and @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field into turn 1.
    • deJong tried to stay even for second! Alfalla is there!

    Crash in the back! Double OT. CAUTION! @aburroughs62, @john_gorlinsky, @caine_cook and others crash!

    • OVERTIME RESTART 2: @bobbyzalenski and @MitchelldeJong1 lead the field into turn 1. and Crashing before they ever get to turn one! We’ll try it one… more… time.

    Trouble! @RyanDoucette77, @TDawgHurst, and more crash before the field even gets to turn 1! Caution.

    • CAUTION off turn one as @rayalfalla was looking inside for the win!
    • Race is official, field is frozen. @bobbyzalenski gets it done at @PoconoRaceway for his first win of the @NASCAR @CocaColaRacing @iRacing Series season, the 9th of his career, and becomes the 10th different driver to win in the 10 races so far this season.
    • This makes the playoff picture very complicated going forward. 
    • Even with 10 different winners, @rayalfalla currently sits outside the Top 20 in points meaning his win at @CLTMotorSpdwy doesn’t count towards playoff eligibility. So there may be a points spot still up for grabs.

    https://twitter.com/justinmelillo/status/1407541637530718208

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

    Shout out to Seth Eggert, Justin Melillo, Jacob Seelman, and Evan Posocco for contributing to our show notes via twitter…



    eNascar International [David]

    Nascar has announced the introduction of the all-new eNASCAR International series that will place a spotlight on the stars of its three international racing divisions across Europe, Mexico and Canada. The new series – entitled “the eNASCAR International iRacing Series” – will consist of three races at historic facilities – Brands Hatch, Circuit of the Americas, and the Daytona Road Course. The field will contain an even mix of drivers from the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, NASCAR Peak Mexico Series, NASCAR Pinty’s Series, and select drivers from NASCAR’s 2021 Drive for Diversity class.

    Enascar International Iracing Series 2021

    https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/18/enascar-unveils-new-international-racing-series/

    Outside of a mid-race pit stop, nobody had anything to get by NASCAR Whelen Euro Series driver Simon Pilate in Wednesday night’s eNASCAR International iRacing Series curtain-raiser from Brands Hatch. Pilate qualified three tenths of a second ahead of Paul Jouffreau, his closest competition, and went on to lead all but three laps on the Indy circuit to score the inaugural race win.

    https://www.iracing.com/simon-pilate-dominates-enascar-international-iracing-series-opener-at-brands-hatch

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephwolkin/2021/06/22/nascar-launches-new-international-iracing-series



    Pro Qualifying Transfers [Brian]

    Chris Overland tweeted out the unofficial top 70 transfers to the Pro Qualifying Series

    https://twitter.com/ChrisOverland47/status/1405984787538526208



    iRacing Goes to Nashville [Tony]

    JR Motorsports unveils it’s iRacing sponsored #8 Chevy Camaro for driver Josh Berry for last weekend’s Nascar race at The Nashville Superspeedway.

    May be an image of car

    https://www.facebook.com/100057704430952/posts/234867145113432/?d=n

    Then on to Milwaukee [Chris]

    Also sporting the iRacing paints for this weekend will once again be Late Model standout Ty Majeski who will be heading to Milwaukee.

    https://twitter.com/tymajeski/status/1406283534243962881?s=11



    ?Saturday-100% Cup Series – Full distance League?[Mike]

    The 100% Cup Series would like to invite you to put your race craft and setup knowledge to the test over the course of a full 36 race season. They are a competitive group of NASCAR enthusiasts and are looking to add sim racers that are searching for that 100% distance oval racing that’s hard to find. Full NASCAR distance is the next level to the NiS with long races and a consistent core of competitors! Race Sessions will take place on Saturdays at 800pm/EST

    100percentcup_logo_broadcastv2.png

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/174/saturday-100-cup-series-full-distance-league



    Seting up your car with Josh Rogers [David]

    Overtake has posted a setup tutorial video with the two-times PESC Champion Joshua Rogers who gives you some tips & tricks to get faster. Josh will show you how to handle the Nordschleife using his championship-winning car, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup as an example,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z8iAyLYB2Y



    Endo Flip [Chris]

    On its official Instagram page, iRacing posted a video of Member Alejandro Fernandez who pulls off a end-over flip in his VW Beetle in a rallycross race.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQRX8zkAU5m/?utm_medium=share_sheet



    NASCAR Class A Cup – Setup Tips [Brian]

    iRacing staff member Matt Holden posted a ‘mini guide’ in the forums to give drivers some setup tips for the upcoming season with the main topics being…

    1) Don’t re-invent the wheel!

    2) Get the heights set first.

    3) Rear spring split is your friend.

    3a) Spring Split & RR Coil Bind

    4) Ballast.

    5) Ignore the wear. Temperatures are where it’s at.

    6) Don’t ignore the shocks.

    7) Keep adjustments SIMPLE.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1452/nascar-class-a-cup-setup-tips



    Cup car has strange off throttle (engine braking) [Tony]

    James Vining asked the community in the forums if anyone else has noticed that the Cup car has strange off throttle (engine braking). Go hit throttle quickly to say 7K and let off and notice how long it takes to drop back to Idle. Staff member Matt Holden said that it’s something they will look at.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1699/cup-car-has-strange-off-throttle-engine-braking



    Mexican Ovals [David]

    In a discussion on the iRacing Drivers World Facebook page there is a discussion asking when we start pushing for ovals from the peak Nascar mexico series? I know they look the same as some tracks from a top down but check out some video from the tracks they are very different from most of our tracks here stateside.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Iracingdriversworld/permalink/10158683046604205/



    Forum Updates [Mike]

    Light Theme Has Arrived! Light and dark themes are now available based on your operating system preferences! To switch between light and dark simply change your device preference to the desired theme. See the bottom of this post find out how to do that on various operating systems.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/2247/06-22-forum-update-release-notes/p1



    RIP Old Forums [Brian]

    Several of the iRacing Forum regulars bid a fond farewell to the now retired old style forums, including a well written reflection from Derek Speare who highlight the innovations of the sim racing hardware birthed in the forum, everything from direct drive wheels to wind simulators.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3810064.page

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3810072.page#12516069

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3810071.page#12516058

    It’s my opinion that the iRacing hardware forums was the real birthplace of sim racing hardware innovation. Two examples come to mind: The direct drive wheel, courtesy of Philip Jensen van Rensburg aka “Beano” and hydraulic pedals from Emery Emond (taking Sam Maxwell’s air pedals to the next iteration).

    We’ve seen hundreds of other ideas along the way like Richard Macnaughtan’s Wind Sim and the several virtual gauge/data screens. Three screen racing was really perfected as well. I think that if it is some piece of hardware that can be remotely used for sim racing someone has used it for sim racing!

    The iRacing Hardware forums have become a veritable repository of the most complete body of knowledge for sim racing. It’s a shame it has to close now. The new forums are a different experience, perhaps with a steep learning curve for some folks who are very accustomed to how things have been done. Hopefully the experience will be as valuable as this one has been for the many, many years it has been operating.

    So long Old Forums! See everyone on the New Forums 

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3810080.page#12516063



    Content – What Is Next? [Tony]

    Kyle A Noel Posts in the forums a reminder that NBC will be broadcasting 5 more races for eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. They have artwork updates (Darlington/COTA), a new layout (Dirt Bristol), a whole new track (Chicago street), and a whole new car series released early (NextGen cars). It will be interesting to see what we get for second half with NBC broadcasting. 

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/14064#Comment_14064



    iRacer Gary Corbett Go Fund Me [Chris]

    An update for the Go Fund Me page for fellow racer Gary Corbett who is fighting some serious health issues and substantial medical expenses in his battle.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-friend-gary-corbett-needs-your-help-please



    Podcast Housekeeping

    Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

    Midwest Simulations

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

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


    We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

    https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

    OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


    Fantasy (Tony)



    Hardware/Software


    Pro-Race V-2 Pedals [David]

    Gridline Simracing is introducing their Pro-Race V-2 Hydraulic Pedal system for OBP Motorsports

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



    SimMagic Official US Distributor [Brian]

    Extreme Simracing is glad to provide its customers with the exceptional quality
    of SIMAGIC products. As official resellers of SIMAGIC for the American market,
    we are focused on bringing you the most complete and professional sim racing experience.

    SIMAGIC M10 BUNDLE - GT1-R WHEEL

    https://extremesimracing.com/collections/simagic



    Sim Rig from Turkey [Tony]

    Ortombo is a Turkish Company that offers a variety of sim racing products including its APEX PRO F-1/GT Yarış Simulatörü kokpit which you can have for 9.649,34 Turkish Lira (1,103 usd..I think)

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQSZZd9NArj/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    https://www.instagram.com/ortombo/

    https://www.ortombo.com/



    EG Evolved GT-1 (South Africa) [Chris]

    The EG Evolved GT-1 from South Africa is a racing sim rig with a solid Supawood/MDF base construction. The rig has an optionional Gear Shifter Mount and a Keyboard Table that easily moves out of the way. The finish is of high standard, wrapped with PVC foil, providing a durable and premium finish. The Racing Seat is Optional

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQTcTUDNN7T/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    https://www.egsimrigs.co.za/index.php/shop/racing-sim-rigs/simulator-rigs/eg-evolved-gt-1-detail



    Vive 2 Update – Uhhh [Brian]

    The Vive 2 VR Headset has been delivered and early reviews have not been all great. Here’s a few we found on the forums…

    Brett McBurnie Posts: 

    Oh dear.

    I just got my Vive Pro 2.

    I am so disappointed. ?

    The VP2 is very uncomfortable. I rests on my nose which hurts after a while.

    As others have said the iRacing tracking issue is dreadful 


    Tony Rickard Posts: 

    A similar experience, I have returned mine, in favour of my G1.

    I spent ages but couldn’t get a comfortable fit, either for image quality or comfort. I even cut up foam to try to plug the gaps where the light gets in between the faceplate and my head, using several different VR covers.


    Rusty Farris Posts: 

    I tried the VP2 for 2 days and it was dreadful. It really made me appreciate my G2’s resolution and sound. VP2 is already on its way back.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/852/vive-pro-2-very-disappointing/p1



    Rig Review – Sent in by Eric Whiting [Tony]

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/thediysimracer/permalink/1501000680254029/



    Virtual Race Car Engineer [David]

    The Virtual Racecar Engineer is the first and only software package that takes the roll of your very own race engineer. VRCE fine tunes your existing baseline setup to get the most out of the car. Offering whole-lap and corner-specific advice, VRCE will get the very best out of your setup. In the process, the driver tailors the setup to his individual needs and feel. The end result is a comfortable, reliable, and fast race setup ready to challenge for top positions.

    https://www.virtualracecarengineer.com/



    Fanatec Bentley GT3 [Mike]

    Fanatec has introduced their new Bentley GT3 wheel rim, but the release date and price has yet to be released.

    https://bentley.fanatec.com/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Bentley



    Some in the Fanatec Owner’s Group are having a little fun with the new wheel announcement.



    Simplace [Brian]

    The Simplace Limited Edition GT3 in now available for pre-order with a run of just 5 units.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQY9sOWNhw6/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER‼️

    We will only be selling 5 of Simplace GT3 Limited Edition Steering Wheel.

    Pre-order yours now at www.simplace.co?

    https://simplace.co/



    Show Off Your Rig [Tony]

    You can post pictures of your rig to the iRacing Official Twitter account and yours may be featured on the Coke Series Preview Show.

    https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1407133747468718082?s=11



    OBP Motorsport V2 2 Pedals [David]

    OBP Motorsport has now launched our 2 pedal version of the eSports Pro-Race V2 Hydraulic Pedals 

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

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQY2yIenZl9/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    https://www.obpltd.com/shop

    https://3de039e9-8339-4b5a-9793-4a64c0a7edde.filesusr.com/ugd/9c2cde_318ca02ae08042c3a647257e4bd11e9a.pdf



    142 Pages of Ideas

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3525/2426.page#12515966



    Simucube Teaser [Chris]

    Simucube shared a teaser photo a few days back and the community took it’s shots as to what’s the suprise.

    https://twitter.com/Simucube/status/1407318915026391043



    The Ultimate Drivers Rig – Greaves 3d Engineering [Mike]

    Greaves 3D Engineering has developed the Ultimate Drivers Rig, a supremely adjustable racing rig that easily conforms to all driver’s sizes and hardware positioning preferences.

    https://youtu.be/Y2E3MuxAzrk



    TK Special [David]

    Indy Car champion / Indy 500 winner and avid sim racer Tony Kanaan in partnership with GSI are excited to release the Formula Pro Elite & GXL Pro “Kanaan Edition”, a formula style wheel starting at $1250.00

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CQeHtu0tRdg/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    https://gomezsimindustries.com/



    Results

    NASCAR iRacing Series

    Fri open: Nashville 

    • Ellis –  – p4!!! Started p23 was 16th by turn 1 as several cars piled up on the pace laps… Eventually raced my way forward and ran top 3 all night. In contention to win was 2nd caught the leader but just could never get around him. Ran my tires off trying then 3rd and 4th got me on the white… 
    • Rochette P4 was good couple extra laps wouldve had it again
    • Steve – pdnf – stole his copper
    • Sunday Open 
    • Rochette- P32 – found out what the fox says, weeeddeeedeeee.  I don’t know why I even
      • Kyle – P P-2. Started in P-12 got hit on lap one and pitted for repairs under caution. Dropped to the back and slowly worked my way forward. With around 50 to go i started to battle for P-2. just ran my laps until 10 to go and decided to make my move to take P-2.
    • Sunday fixed 
      • Mike -pdnf – wrecked out lap 1 got snap loose into 2 and killed it
      • Brian – P SMH wreck at the drop of the green.  
      • Tyler. P-Meatball in 28th. Ran well just around 10th the whole race. Late restart with 30 to go and spun on exit of 2 on cold tires. Spent about a full 30seconda flipping in the air as I over corrected it twice. 
    • Wed Open:
      • Hall -p 3, top split
      • Ellis – p19 – Was the first caution – I was thinking I dont trust this guy, he has wrecked me before, he is careless, and I let him go by on the inside, we got to the corner, coming off he used up all of his lane and mine and pushed me to the wall. Car was slowest out there after that so just rolled around and finished

    Rochette – PPing Pong Dong hit every wall in the place than taken out with 8 to go

    • Thurs Open  
      • Hall – p wrecked on lap 2,  unavoidable
    • Rochette P6 just stayed out of trouble


    Official Series




    League / Hosted Races

    • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
      1. ? Congratulations Steve Thomson in the #67 RideTV Toyota  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Pocono Raceway     
      2. Dwayne McArthur in the #97 Franks Red Hot Chevy  Finished 2nd
      3. Josh Robinson in the #23 MicroCenter Chevy Finished 3rd
    • OBRL ARCA series 
      1. Brian P7  Kentucky.  Missed the start, but got lucky with an early caution. Made my way up thru the field. Trouble in the pits with my shifter. But salvaged a good finish.


    Final Thoughts



    Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

    TITLE IDEAS

    1. Who’s That Guy?
    2. .
    3. .

    Description

    After a 4 week hiatus, the Coke Series is back at the tricky triangle of Pocono, and we’ll cover all of the action as well as the introduction of the new eNascar International Series.. So strap in and try to keep up with 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: 

    www.grid-finder.com

    Hosts:

    Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

    Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

    Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

    David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

    Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

    Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

    Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

    Tom Dreiling – 

    Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

    Links:

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    Facebook – www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/

    Twitter – twitter.com/iracerslounge

    Instagram – instagram.com/iracersloungepodcast/ 

    Web (New Show Notes) – iracerslounge.com/

    Episode 0284

    6/17/2021 – On The (Air) Bubble – Episode 0284

    iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

    Brought to you by:

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

    READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


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    Show Introduction

    On the show this week we work along with iRacing with a few Nashville Superspeedway issues that may be included in the first patch of the season 3 build. The ’87 Legend Cars are in the news this week with classic events and thoughts in the community of the new update.

    And remember you can follow along with us on your mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..



    Topics



    Silverado Woes

    David Schildhouse tweeted that there may be a problem with the Chevy Silverado fixed at Nashville similar to the one that plagued the Chevy Camero in the Coke series race several weeks ago. David claims the Chevy is put at a disadvantage due to the gear ratio being off.

    https://twitter.com/schildhoused/status/1404619811116654596?s=11

    Plot Twist

    After the most recent patch, it turns out that the Ford F-150 and the Toyota Tundra were the ones that received a gearing update indicating that the Silverado was the one that was correct and the other two need the correction.

    https://twitter.com/schildhoused/status/1404791837617844230

    Release Notes – Patch 1 Season 3

    iRacing posted the release notes for the first Season 3 Patch 1 release notes.

    https://support.iracing.com/support/solutions/articles/31000161172-2021-season-3-patch-1-release-notes-2021-06-14-03-



    Better Half Dash

    McCall Gaulding, the better half of driver Zane Smith, won the Better Half Dash held last Thursday evening on FS1.

    Image

    https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1403092804818059266?s=11

    https://twitter.com/zanesmith77/status/1403124564121505797?s=11



    24 Hr Race in Two Weeks?

    iRacing posted the schedule for the VRS Global Endurance Series. A 24 hour racing series held every other week including tracks from around the world, including one in northeast France.

    https://twitter.com/steviejb87/status/1402770564188708865?s=11

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/758/2021-season-3-schedule



    Nashville SS Wall a Bit Wonky

    @JamesDeeGee03 posted a video on Twitter letting iRacing know that the walls at the new Nashville Super Speedway is a little wonky, and may be in need of a patch.

    https://twitter.com/jamesdeegee03/status/1402763010486247426?s=11

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/673/nashville-ss-wall-broken



    Nashville SS Grip

    There was a discussion in the forums regarding the new Nashville Super Speedway and the amount of grip. Some speculated that it’s the cup car package, others the setups. Staffer Christian Challiner said, “It’s none of the above. What you’re currently driving on is essentially our ‘defaults’ for surface parameters.” What you will have post-patch will be the specific parameters for that concrete surface. Jared Carr asked, “Then why was it released with the “wrong” track data if the data was available before release?” To which Challinger replied, “There was an error and It will be resolved in a patch next week as has already been mentioned. For what it’s worth, it’s impossible for a tester to spot/know this.”

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/5311/#Comment_5311



    Formula Vee Painting Fun

    The Folks in the community are having a lot of fun painting the new Formula Vee with designs including pencils, ears of corn and 64 variety pack of Crayola “CrayVees”.

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

    https://twitter.com/i_scott/status/1403378825908658180?s=11

    Fun Racing in the Vee

    iRacing posted a video of a driver going from 22nd to 4th at the start of a Formula Vee race at Summit Point in week 13 shenanigans.

    https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1404846044630994949?s=11

    https://twitter.com/TheDanRowe/status/1405229343350169600



    iRacingTrophies.com updated for new forum

    Craig Lager posted on the forums that iracingtrophies.com has been updated so that the Get Forum Signature button on your profile works with the new forum.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/744/iracingtrophies-com-updated-for-new-forum



    Forum Fixes #Soon

    Nicholas Bailey posted in the forums there may be some updates to the forums. he said, “I think we have something for this on Monday. Just need to test some things out with nested categories. Regarding the emails coming for every comment rather than just since you last visited, Vanilla is targeting a release in Q4 of this year for two new pieces of functionality.

    • Email digests
    • Batch notifications

    Neither of these are exactly what we had before (only email since last visit), but both will allow grouping of various notifications into a single email. We hope to have more to share on that later this summer.”

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/5747/#Comment_5747



    Project K9 200

    A special thank you to all of those who help make the Project K9 200 a big success! We had 34 drivers show up and the multiclass racing was a blast. Bob Fellenbaum and Dwayne Mcarthur won the Cup and Xfinity Poles. Team Tifosi lead the majority of the cup side while Eric Essary and Dwayne were hunting each other down on the Xfinity Side. We saw some long green flag runs in which Greg Heckus took home the checkered for Cup and Eric Essary nabbed the Xfinity prize. Eric also grabbed the Old Bastards Racing League & the Metro Ford Chicago clean driver awards. Grabbing both those awards on the Cup side was David Hall, and both David and Eric generously donated their winnings to Project K-9 Hero along with both pole winners. Thank everyone that participated and donated, we couldn’t of done it without you and feel free to checkout www.obrl.net and www.eMetroford.com

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj3AkSE7JLA

    https://www.facebook.com/1045562694/posts/10222417455318951/?d=n

    https://www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/posts/2918416945089625

    https://www.facebook.com/iRacersLounge/posts/2918422378422415



    Firecracker 400

    Landon Cassill mentioned in a post last Friday that the entry list for the Firecracker 400 has surpassed the 300 mark with three days left to register, at that time.

    https://twitter.com/landoncassill/status/1403517782390628359?s=11

    eRacr Goosebumps

    eRacr tweeted out that they have goosebumps in anticipation of the accurately recreated classic Nascar event.

    https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1403399915225731073?s=11

    https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1405375308388306945?s=11



    RTP Exhibition at Knoxville June 24th

    Tyler D. Hudson Posts that on June 24th, iRacing will be doing an exhibition race at Knoxville. All series parameters will be set up exactly as Round 2, EXCEPT, this will be a fixed setup event. This will be an official series and count toward iR and SR. The purpose of this is to completely test the functionality to have a roster based series go off snake split into two races. It is extremely important that we get at least 36 participants so that the races will split in order to test this properly. If you’re a driver in round 2, please participate in this event.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/924/rtp-round-2-finalist



    Help Wanted

    Greg West posted in the forums that iRacing has posted two new job openings for a Senior 3D Car Artist/ Assistant Outsource Manager and an Environmental Artists with job requirements and descriptions in the forums.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/495/senior-3d-car-artist-assistant-outsource-manager

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/494/environment-artist



    New Blimp Tools – Game Changer

    For those who love to do video editing within the sim, or just watching cool replays there is a new blimp tool.

    Nick Neben Posts:

    I have no idea what blimp radius is but that looks amazing. The blimp circles around at a set distance, you can change this distance, but before you could only go down to 100, which was still very large. This allows you to take it down to 1, so you can fine tune shots like those for corners. Essentially you can now make decent attempts at boom crane shots, or low drone shots, without the camera going clear on the other side of the track to get back around. (to access camera tools ctrl+f12)

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/828/new-blimp-tools-game-changer



    8 Cars in Certain Series

    Greg West Posts in the forums that we will have 8 cars available in certain series. those are the European Sprint Series, IMSA, GT Sprint Series, the GT3 Fixed and the GT3 Endurance. The Creventic Endurance Series as well as Nurb Endurance Series will not change as they are already in progress.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/2003#Comment_2003



    87 Update Thoughts

    There have been several thoughts of the new ’87 Update. Here’s a few…

    Cody Dutton Posts:
    Michigan shows massive tire wear in just a few laps, Charlotte looks balanced. Going to require a lot of testing and practicing to see how good or bad this update is. Dale described this era as searching for front turn. I feel that now. Its pretty tight, feels like a big potato street stock that will never turn, and once you get it turned, you break the rear tires loose

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/2977/#Comment_2977

    James A Allen Posts:


    No more snap loose. Car is very fun to drive still though, actually requires braking unlike the contemporary cars. I might actually enjoy Daytona this time around! You can tell there is more downforce but not an egregious amount.
    Car is slower overall (gets tight off if you get on the gas too early), but lap times are close to the real-life values (I looked up pole speeds on Racing Reference).
    Tire conservation is going to be extremely important. You have to crank the wheel 90 degrees to the left (even on 12:1), like what’s shown in the in-car videos from the time period.
    Big fan so far. I think people are going to like the changes a lot.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/comment/3171/#Comment_3171



    Crowds do not turn off at even more tracks now

    Nick Neban posted that Chicago will join Southern National and Williams Grove as tracks that you cannot turn off the crowds.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1020/crowds-do-not-turn-off-at-even-more-tracks-now



    Special Events: What to Expect for Joining & Registering

    Francisco Scaramuzza Posts in the forums of what to expect when joining and registering for special events.

    We’ve implemented a change to the registration processing that we expect will help this process. Once the main registration period closes, and splits are being made prior to events beginning to launch, the scheduler is simply not going to allow any additional members to register until all sessions have finished launching. This will give the scheduler unimpeded time to do its thing. Those who try to register during this time period will not be allowed to register. They’ll receive a new error message that says, “Please wait, registration is temporarily closed while the session launches. You will be able to register once the session has fully started.”. For members that registered for the session before the main registration period closed, nothing has changed. They will receive a “Join” button in the iRacing UI or a “Race” button on the Membersite or if they are in a Practice session, just as they normally would. This message will only be presented to members attempting to register to enter the session after the main registration window has closed and before the session has launched.

    Additionally, we’ve identified and made improvements to data locking strategies and made physical changes to data structures to spread out data and reduce contention. We plan to continue making additional behind-the-scenes improvements, especially after we have more data from another special event.

    As a reminder, please note that team registration and the declaring of drivers must still be completed entirely before the normal registration period ends.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/1476/special-events-what-to-expect-for-joining-registering



    iRacer Gary Corbett Go Fund Me

    Our wonderfully kind and talented friend, keyboardist, Gary Corbett needs your help and support.

    He’s been struggling with health issues, and now we’ve heard that Gary has a very aggressive form of cancer- lung cancer that has metastasized to his brain & hip. ( The good news is IT IS TREATABLE)

    As you know, most musicians don’t have health insurance, or when they do, it’s not that great. Due to the costs of treatment, Gary is on the verge of losing his home, and the medical bills are piling up alongside all the other bills.

    He has completed a series of radiation therapy, is undergoing an aggressive series of chemo and immunotherapy, and is slated to start cognitive and occupational therapy soon.

    Gary and his wife Lenora are desperate. They cannot afford to pay for his treatment and stopping it is not an option.

    Here’s a little about Gary you may not know:

    Gary Corbett is best known for his work as the keyboardist for rock superstars KISS, and Cinderella.

    He co-wrote the iconic #1 hit She Bop for Cyndi Lauper.

    He has also played with Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Molly Hatchett, and Ronnie Wood.

    He has conducted a live orchestra with pop idol Debbie Gibson, played piano with Whitney Houston, Lou Reed, and Taylor Dayne, played keyboards and produced reggae legends Damian and Stephen Marley, and has been seen most recently performing with Ted Nugent’s original vocalist Derek St. Holmes.

    He is an award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter, keyboardist, performer & producer.

    His Emmy comes from a documentary he did pro bono work about and called Hunger In America.

    He has done USO tours- even getting to fly in a fighter jet in South Korea, made wishes come true with the Make a Wish Foundation, and played at countless fundraisers. Gary never says no to anyone in need.

    Now it’s time to turn the generosity back to help our friend who is struggling to stay above water.

    Whether it’s $1.00 or $1000, every little bit will go directly to Gary’s family to help cover the mounting bills and medical costs.

    Thank you in advance for your generosity and please make sure to share this- Gary has helped so many, many will want to help him.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/our-friend-gary-corbett-needs-your-help-please



    ARE THESE FIVE SIM RACING WORLD RECORDS UNBEATABLE?

    Overtake, the online motorsports magazine, asks if these 5 five sim racing records are unbeatable. Three of these refer to iRacing including MARTIN KRÖNKE WINS EVERY RACE IN A SEASON in the iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series back in 2017, A FIVE-TIME IRACING WORLD CHAMPION when Greger Huttu won 5 iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series five times between 2010 and 2016, and COANDA WINS THE 24 HOURS OF DAYTONA SIX TIMES since the inception of the race in iRacing in 2015,

    https://www.overtake.gg/news/4093-can-these-sim-racing-world-records-be-beaten?sf145840803=1



    Podcast Housekeeping

    Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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    OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”




    Hardware/Software


    Formula Wheel Integration

    The new Thrustmaster Formula wheel SF1000 Edition is now natively integrated on iRacing.

    https://twitter.com/tmthrustmaster/status/1403049465053954052?s=11



    Thrustmaster Tease

    Thrustmaster also teased a 400 watt peak power, T-Turbo with more to come on June 23rd.

    https://twitter.com/tmthrustmaster/status/1403019261531013130?s=11



    Sim Pedals Ultimate Now Available

    Heusinkveld Tweeted that their fantastic Sim Pedal Ultimate’s are now on sale

    https://twitter.com/heusinkveldeng/status/1402936089480941570?s=11



    MPI Shout-Out

    MPI posted on their Facebook a special shout out to @beardedbreezyracing who … bought something we’re not even technically selling. Yet. This Twitch streamer bought the very demo unit off our showroom floor and became the first unofficial owner of our new #maxpapisinnovations#MPI#simmax#simr

    May be an image of 1 person, sitting and indoor

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/Iracingdriversworld/permalink/10158661880434205/



    VNM Shifter

    Darin Gangi posted in the forums that the VNM Shifter and accessories are now on sale for immediate shipment from Sim-Motion.com! We have them both in the U.S. and EU shops. 

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/699/vnm-shifters-at-sim-motion-com

    https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/vnm-shifters-and-accessories/



    New Pedals for Everyone

    Ray Alfalla Tweeted that his, “VRS DirectForce Pro Pedals getting installed! It’s all about the details”

    https://twitter.com/rayalfalla/status/1404178770651721737?s=11



    New Misc Tab

    iRacing now has new options to fine tune your LFE shakers

    lfe sliders.png

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/60/lfe-bass-shaker-effects/p1



    Tried and True Rigs

    Carolina Sim Works offers new colors to their rigs

    https://twitter.com/carolinasimworx/status/1405641681760882694?s=11



    Results

    NASCAR iRacing Series

    • Wed Open:
      • Hall -p load the damn RACE set, load the damn RACE set!
      • Kyle – P Wrecked Out
      • Ellis – pWrecked Out – Used my keyboard to shift, no issues with that really, unchecked my tires because I was thinking about stopping on 1st caution but didn’t, so my 1st gf stop, it didn’t give me tires so i stayed and got them. Fell back to 34th. Eventually i finally caught a caution restarted 11th got up to 3rd but cycled back to 11th before getting killed in a big wreck I could not miss – it blew up a bit later after another wreck i couldn’t miss
      • Rochette – P5 horrible qual started in the 20s but made my way up to the top 5 within a run. Track is fun, even led some green flag laps. Probably would’ve had a top 3 if not a win if i got fresh tires on last caution, 3 of top 5 of us hung in there with the freshies
      • Stephen – Wrecked Out
    • Thurs Open  
      • Hall – p11, side swiped on lap 20, got fixed, came back up through the field and some late cautions stole a couple of spots.  Might have had a shot at top 10 with clean car


    League / Hosted Races

    • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
      1. Mike – Wrecked….
      2. Greg p4 Hunting the win
      1. Hall – wrecked out by dive bombing
    • Major’s 24
      1. P wrecked out after leading cause air bubbles/David
    • Premier Race Network Cup:
    • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
      1. ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Nashville SuperSpeedway     
      2. Tom Ogle #11  Finished 2nd
      3. Dwayne McArthur #88 Finished 3rd in The Gary Corbett Tribute Paint Job with Gary’s #88 on the Truck


    Final Thoughts




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    On the show this week we look at a few Nashville Superspeedway issues that may be included in the first patch of the season 3 build. The ’87 Legend Cars are in the news this week with classic events and thoughts in the community of the new update. Take a load off and join us in the lounge!

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    Topics



    Red Bull Ring

    iRacing dropped a video of the newest F1 Circuit that became available in the season 3 build, The Red Bull Ring.

    https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1402739357308628993?s=11

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CP51a8JgulN/?utm_medium=share_sheet



    1987 Cup Car Update

    Dale Earnhardt Jr was the driving force in a overhaul of the 1987 Nascar Series Cars. In his post he explained bow he reached out to Bobby Labonte at first, because of his experience in the real life counterpart and asked his opinions compared to iRacing’s version. He opinion was similar to Dale’s that it was way too loose. Next he reached out to several crew chiefs from the day and asked for their input as well. All of which influenced the new update released in the new build this week.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808157.page

    https://www.iracing.com/updating-iracing-1987-nascar-cup-series-cars-dale-earnhardt-jr/



    New Formula Vee in Action

    iRacing Tweeted some more new videos of the upcoming Formula Vee, iRacing’s newest rookie class car, on the track at Lime Rock Park and Laguna Seca

    https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1400882544921432068

    Vee at Nashville

    The Vee running around the monster that is Nashville Superspeedway sent in on the twitter account of Steve Luvender in a Pencil Themed car painted by Chris Pearce on Trading Paints.

    https://twitter.com/steveluvender/status/1402683340084420618



    Road to Pro Cheat Sheet

    Chris Overland Tweeted a Road to Pro Cheat Sheet with the point situation for the top 100 in an easy to read format.

    https://twitter.com/ChrisOverland47/status/1400912900940873731



    New Forums Are Live

    An all new redesigned forums section of the service is live and running.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807866.page#12508881

    https://twitter.com/iRacing/status/1401962496878071812

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/487/introducting-iracing-forum-stylish-theme

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/446/6-8-forum-update-release-notes



    Dallara iRacing Grand Prix Championship

    Greg West announced on the forums the introduction of the Dallara iRacing Grand Prix championship to begin this fall. Qualifying rounds for the series will begin on July 8th, as Super Sessions staged within the existing Dallara Formula iR series. For those who make the cut, $25,000 in prizes will be on the line in the 10-race championship.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807878.page#12509058

    https://www.iracing.com/dallara-iracing-grand-prix-championship-coming-this-fall/



    Chicago Tornado

    Eric Meyers posted a video on his Youtube channel of an Indy car on the new Chicago Street Circuit that wrecks… and let the glitching begin, in a wild ride of furious spinning.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGkFAAcenNc&t=43s



    Track Variants for Lower Speed Cars

    Brian Long in the forums says that he’s “just curious why we don’t see more variance in the track layouts in lower speed series like MX5, Skippy, or FR2.0? Especially the short versions of some tracks like VIR or COTA. Seems like that would be the perfect place for using them.”

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808153.page#12510890



    Spa Track Limits Update

    Also in the update that Greg West describes as, “Maybe the most underrated Release Note.” Spa is getting a track limit update that. “Should lead to an overall better and more user friendly experience, and should lead to an overall better and more user friendly experience.”

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/220/spa-track-limits



    Massive AI Updates

    The Season 3 build comes with a massive AI update

    https://www.iracing.com/massive-slate-of-iracing-ai-updates-set-for-2021-season-3/



    The Watkins Glen 6 Hours

    iRacing releases the details of next weeks Watkins Glen 6 Hours.

    iRSE-Watkins-Glen-6HR-feature.jpg

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/147/iracing-presents-the-watkins-glen-6-hour



    Nashville Superspeedway

    iRacing posted on their Youtube Channel the introduction video of the new Nashville Superspeedway.



    Superspeedway Rule Change

    NASCAR issues rules changes to slow and reinforce Cup Series cars at superspeedways in the wake of Joey Lagano’s rollover crash at Talladega last April.

    https://m.nascar.com/news-media/2021/06/08/cup-series-superspeedway-2021-rules-changes-daytona-talladega/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



    911 GT3 R Ride Along

    iRacing posted a cockpit view video of the New Porsche 911 GT3 R at the Nurburgring Nordschleife

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CP13Lo2gHfS/?utm_medium=share_sheet

    https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1402629205427372038?s=11



    Charlotte Klingerman Sport Recap

    Klingerman Sport released a video recap of the most recent Coke Series Race with their drivers Isaac Gann and Bob Bryant.

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CP1R54uhRaR/?utm_medium=share_sheet



    Season 2 Stats

    Rob Crouch posted his comprehensive season 2 stats for Oval and Road

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808317.page#12512403

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808296.page#12512350

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808386.page#12513000



    Firecracker 400

    After a very successful Firecracker 400 last year, the Blue Emu Firecracker 400 will return next week in the newly updated Classic ’87 Thunderbird and Monte Carlo.

    https://twitter.com/eracr_gg/status/1402692431385088006?s=11



    Pay with Venmo

    iRacing also introduced Venmo, as a new payment method for future iRacing purchases.

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/51/welcome-venmo-as-a-new-payment-method



    Nashville at NiS Next Wee

    The iRacing NIS schedule will include the newly released Nashville Superspeedway on next week’s schedule instead of Kentucky as listed in the schedule.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3808455.page#12513328



    DanLisa.com Update

    In a follow up story from last week, it was mentioned on the forums that DanLisa has had a long list of people interested in taking over the league compilation website and are currently working with someone who may take the website reigns.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12513338




    Season 3 Release Notes

    iRacing posted in the new forums the complete set of release notes for the Season three build

    https://forums.iracing.com/discussion/209/2021-season-3-release-notes-pre-release



    Listener Tribute

    Moopar Gaming streams iRacing events and other gaming events several days a week

    Moopar Gaming

    We stream 6/7 days a week iRacing Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (usually iRacing League race) Sat & Sun P.M on Twitch & Facebook gaming 200 followers on Facebook, 145 on Twitch. We have a YouTube channel where i post fortnightly with iRacing videos. We are a family of avid gamers and sim racers who are striving to create a community of followers who love to game and get involved. We also have a Discord channel to interact as live as possible whilst iRacing etc. We also encourage feedback to help us continually evolve and improve. Here to help new iRacers or iRacers returning to the scene.



    Who Won The Raffle Kyle



    IROC Challenge Series

    Congrats to Race 2 winner Chris Mefford at Thursday’s IROC Challenge series at Atlanta



    Project K9 Hero 200

    It’s not too late to join us tomorrow night for the Project K9 Hero 200.

    No description available.

    Don’t forget to join us for the Project K-9 Hero at Michigan on Friday, June 11 at 9:00est

    EVENT:
    June 11th 9pm eastern
    Michigan International Speedway
    Practice opens 8pm
    Drivers Meeting 9pm
    Qualifying 9:10pm
    200 Laps with iRacing Cautions
    2 Classes A”Cup” & B”Xfinity”
    How To Register
    Sign up at
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform
    Minimum $25 donation to the Project K9 Hero website
    https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/
    Must Note: PK9H200 or Project K9 Hero 200
    Then send us screenshot direct on Facebook, Discord or email of the confirmation by Thursday
    June 10th Midnight
    All Participants will receive a T- Shirt ( select size in google Doc Registration )

    PRIZES
    EachClass get its own prize for
    Pole:$20 iRacing Credit
    Winner: Spotlights from Midwest Simulations (https://midwestsim.com/)
    Best Paint with Project K9 Hero logo get a free Paint job From Yuhouse Racing Designs
    And just added $75 per class on most positions gained with no incidents. Thanks to Metro Ford
    of Chicago from the OBRL

    Come Join us on:
    Discord : https://discord.gg/pCDGEzru

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform

    https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/




    Podcast Housekeeping

    Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

    Midwest Simulations

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

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


    We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

    https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

    OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”


    Fantasy



    Hardware/Software


    MPI Rig Now – #Soon

    Max Papis’s SimMax will be offering a new racing rig along with their long awaited driving seats.

    https://maxpapisinc.com/mpi-sim-max/



    CSL DD Details

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfW9KvKKa7k

    Fanatec CEO Thomas Jackmeier answers all of your questions regarding the new CSL DD including pricing and shipping information.

    To summarise the pricing structure for all regions:

    CSL DD with standard power supply (5 Nm): 349.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 349.95 USD (excl. VAT), 599.95 AUD, 47,900 JPY.

    CSL DD with Boost Kit 180 (8 Nm): 479.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 479.95 USD (excl. VAT), 829.90 AUD, 65,500 JPY.

    Boost Kit 180 purchased as a separate upgrade: 149.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 149.95 USD (excl. VAT), 259.90 AUD, 20,000 JPY.

    CSL DD Table Clamp: 29.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 29.95 USD (excl. VAT), 49.95 AUD, 4,490 JPY.

    We decided that the most environmentally friendly approach is to ship all CSL DDs with just your selected power supply in the box. So if you select the bundle with the Boost Kit 180, your CSL DD package will only include the larger power supply.

    Additional year warranty for CSL DD (with either power supply): 49.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 49.95 USD (excl. VAT), 79.90 AUD, 6,700 JPY.

    CSL Pedals (two pedal set): 79.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 79.95 USD (excl. VAT), 129.90 AUD, 10,500 JPY.

    CSL Pedals Clutch Kit (adds a third pedal): 39.95 EUR (incl. VAT), 39.95 USD (excl. VAT), 64.90 AUD, 5,490 JPY.

    CSL Pedals Load Cell Kit and CSL Tuning Kit These accessories are not available yet. We will announce pricing and availability later this year. The CSL Pedals with Load Cell Kit will be below 200,-.

    The CSL DD with Boost Kit 180 is significantly cheaper than the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5, and yet it has much higher performance as a result of direct-drive technology. While peak torque is similar, the fidelity, responsiveness, wheel speed, and acceleration are all superior to the belt-driven system, and this is why the ClubSport Wheel Base V2.5 is also no longer in production.

    Pre-order waves explained:

    Due to very high demand, CSL DD pre-orders will be limited to one unit per customer. To keep it as fair as possible, we are also rolling out pre-orders in three waves:

    First wave:

    Must use an existing Fanatec account with previous order history

    Must be subscribed to the Fanatec newsletter

    One unit per customer

    Second wave:

    Must have a Fanatec account

    Must be subscribed to updates through newstandardd.fanatec.com
    One unit per customer

    Third wave:

    Available on the website for everyone
    One unit per customer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ml69TLbCExU



    Pre-Order Open – Monkeydriver Seat

    Monkeydriver Seat is now open for pre-orders for their new race rig.

    https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3799018.page#12506162



    PreOrders Open – Clubsport Wheel F1 2021

    Pre orders are also open for the new 2021 Fanatec Clubsport Wheel F1 for $399.95

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYwnY9jB68s

    https://fanatec.com/eu-en/steering-wheels/clubsport-steering-wheel-f1-2021



    Sim-Lab Seatbelt

    Sim Lab introduces their 4 point harness sim seatbelt for 119.00 euros

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

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

    https://sim-lab.eu/shop/product/sim-seatbelt-4-point-harness-1285?page=2&category=2#attr=946



    Email from Scott Ross

    Scott Ross emailed about how he used his Philips Hue Lights as Racing Flag indicators.

    Check this out. An app that can have hue lights that work as flag lights. Enjoy  Recently created a small app to use Philips Hue lights as Racing Flag indicators and just added support for iRacing. GitHub link in the comments. : iRacing (reddit.com)



    Real Race Seats For Sale

    Racetech offers real race seats you can certainly use in your not real race rig.

    https://racetechseats.com/

    RT4129HRW Racing Seat

    https://racetech-usa.com/shop/index.php?route=product/tag&tag=s129&title=129%20Series%20Seats



    Company Review

    Sim Solutions Designs offers an 80/20 rig with triple mounts at a reduced price of $719.10

    https://simsolutiondesigns.com/store/p_1788046/ssd3





    Results

    NASCAR iRacing Series



    Official Series

    Fri open: Sonoma

    • Ellis –  – p15 – Had a lot of self spins was as far back as 20 second but rallied on the last half of the race. 
      • Greg – wrecked
      • Hall = Pwrecked 




      League / Hosted Races

      • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
        1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
        1. Greg pP5 with a broken car 2 mins damage and down 100 rpm
        2. Mike – p wrecked – choke in Q so started tail end – got to 10th – then my shifter stopped working – had to stop on track reboot wheel. Then at end of S’s the guy looks like he fell out of gear and spun and I came by and clipped him for 4 minutes damage
        1. Hall – all hands on deck, cause my throttle was broken
      • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
        1. ? Congratulations Josh Robinson #23  Winning The Aftermath Podcast  Truck Series Race at the Texas Motor Speedway   
        2. Dwayne McArthur #97  Finished 2nd
        3. Bob Fellenbaum #38 Finished 3rd

      iRacing IROC Challenge Series Season 3

           Brian M- P F’d up.  Was running pretty steady in 6th or better for much of the race.  Near the end of the second stage there was a caution.  I stayed out on old tires and moved into 2nd under yellow.  On the restart, spun the hell out of my old tires wrecking myself (deserved) and several others (Not Deserved).  Too worried about getting a good launch, and neglected staying safe.  Sorry to all involved, Felt like a moron.



      Final Thoughts




      Words Spoken in Closing Audio Clip -“”Thank you for listening to the iRacers Lounge podcast make sure to go subscribe to us on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Google Play, Facebook & Twitter, See You On The Track .” 

      TITLE IDEAS

      1. Project ‘87 – Episode 0283
      2. .
      3. .

      Description

      It’s Season 3 build week folks, and we will going thru all of the new content. The new tracks, the new cars and all of the new bells and whistles that iRacing has is store for us all. Take a load off and join us in the lounge!

      iRacers Lounge Podcast is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, Podbean, Spreaker, Podbay, PodFanatic, Overcast, Amazon, and other podcast players. 

      Sponsors: 

      www.grid-finder.com

      Hosts:

      Mike Ellis – twitter.com/MikeDeanEllis

      Tony Groves – www.twitch.tv/SirGroves

      Chris Scales – twitter.com/JediMcfly

      David Hall – www.twitch.tv/mixmage

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

      Tony Rochette – twitter.com/TonyRochette

      Adam Josselyn- twitter.com/Jossad83

      Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

      Tom Dreiling – 

      Kyle Pendygraft – twitter.com/LoudPedalGaming

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      Episode 0282

      6/3/2021 – Win-D City – Episode 0282

      iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

      Brought to you by:

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

      READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


      Introduction

      It’s Chicago Week here in iRacing where we will cover the release of the new Chicago Street Circuit and the iRacing Pro Series inaugural race at the concept track as we start to get ready for the upcoming season 3 build.

      And remember you can follow along with us on your mobile device in real time as you listen to the show and see for yourself all of the great topics and products we’ll discuss by visiting iracerslounge.com and selecting show notes. Hope to see you there..



      TITLE SPONSOR READ:

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

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



      Topics



      Season 2 Patch 7 Hotfix 1

      Alex Gustafson from iRacing announces the dropping of another hotfix for Patch number 7

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807538.page#12506101



      Cecil Green Needs Help

      The iRacing World is reaching out to it’s members to create a short story with their names for a care card for fellow racer Cecil Green who has been hospitalized with any thoughts of your time together, or if he’s helped you out while on the sim.

      We want those who want to write a short story to sign their name if possible and send it to
      picciottivincent@gmail.com
      Also I’ll need about 20-30 short story videos, mentioning who they are along with the story about a minute to two minutes long uncut. I am going to put together a short video to send to Cecil as well. I’m not the greatest editor but I think putting some faces to the names on their profiles would be awesome, it kind of ties everything together. We never see the faces we race against so I think it will add some personalization to it. Deadline for all this will be a week from this Saturday so that gives us 10 days to accumulate what we need then work on getting the card and video done
      The videos can be sent to hap584@outlook.com

      https://www.facebook.com/1241854792/posts/10226167725639908/?d=n



      NASCAR Pro Invitational – Chicago Street Course

      Dale Earnhardt Jr took along some racing hardware with him to a Tennessee mountain retreat so as not to miss his spot in the iRacing Pro Invitational at the futuristic Chicago Street Course.

      https://twitter.com/DaleJr/status/1400207390809767947

      Lap Around Chicago

      What does a lap around Chicago look like? Nascar tweeted a video of a hot lap around the futuristic, concept track on the proposed street course.

      https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1400188652790165504?s=11

      Chicago not Alone?

      Adam Stern Tweeted that as Nascar is continuing talks with the city about possibly running a real-life race there, it’s still unclear whether ’22 or ’23 would be the first event. But Chris Meyers also recently noted that a track at the LA Coliseum is also a possibility.

      https://twitter.com/a_s12/status/1400214598842728460?s=11

      Official Video Introduction

      In conjunction with the Pro Invitational race at Chicago, iRacing announced, with an accompanying video, the official release of the Chicago Street Course for it’s members.

      https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1400271195283537926?s=11

      Where’s Jr and Meyers Chicago Edition

      Looks like Dale Jr and Steve Myers have already been found. This time on a skyscraper in the Chicago Skyline.

      https://twitter.com/nascar/status/1400254247619289091?s=11

      James Davidson Dominates

      Evan Posocco posted on his twitter account that James Davidson extended his lead in the iRacing Pro Series after Wednesday night’s complete dominance at Chicago by 21 points over Timmy Hill in second and 38 points over Garrett Smithley in third.

      https://twitter.com/evanposocco/status/1400293239865831425



      iRacing at Charlotte

      Jesse Iwuji stopped by the USO iRacing qualifying challenge at the Coke 600 fan experience and found himself on the leaderboard.

      https://www.instagram.com/p/CPd4rYNllOo/?utm_medium=share_sheet

      iRacing at Charlotte

      Coke Series drive Jimmy Mullins also stopped by the qualifying challenge and, wouldn’t you know it, found himself at the top of the leaderboard.

      https://twitter.com/simseats/status/1398422239205330949?s=11



      Operation Motorsport Needs Your Help

      Have any functioning sim racing gear you aren’t using? Operation Motorsports lets you help vets by donating your functioning iRacing gear to vets who can use them to join in the amazing iRacing service

      https://twitter.com/beardedsimracer/status/1399386784354668548?s=11

      https://operationmotorsport.org/



      Sound of Gravel

      Tom Burns posted in the forums that he’s been missing some sounds in the sim, including some of the ‘pop’ upshifting in the Porsche 911 cup and the sounds of gravel hitting the underside of the cars. Aussie Greg Hill responded that he needs to set the particles to high under graphics.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807328.page#12504733



      Leaning into a Corner

      iRacing tweeted a pole asking if driver lean into a corner when racing. their options were ‘Yes, it helps with grip’, or ‘No, it looks ridiculous.’

      https://twitter.com/iracing/status/1397945556530565123?s=11



      Broken Chevy Backstory

      Online racing magazine, Racer.com, has a story about how the Chevy drivers in the Coke Series realized there was a problem with the drafting model before the start of the race last Tuesday.

      https://racer.com/2021/05/27/insight-how-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-drivers-discovered-one-car-was-broken/amp/



      Danlisa Looking for New Owner

      The very popular iRacing league scoring website danlisa is looking for new ownership as reported in the forums by Tim Fortner.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12504607



      DanLisa Alternative

      Ironically, there is a new solution out there for leagues to use that just released about 30 days ago called Xtreme Scoring. All be it a paid version it does everything Danlisa does and a ton more. The widgets are amazing and scoring combinations are nearly limitless for Oval and Road. Past seasons can be imported for Danlisa users as well.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12504916

      https://www.ricmotech.com/xtreme-scoring

      And Another Alternative

      Another Danlisa alternative is MyLeague which gives you the ability registration management of Drivers, Teams, define your own Classes, Results, Standings, and League Articles.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807310.page#12505326

      https://myleague.racing/



      IR18 AI Please

      Some in the forums have started a thread asking if iRacing would offer AI racing in the car. And although it is something they’re actively working on, according to staffer Alex Saunders, the IR18 is probably the single most complicated car on iRacing to put on AI thanks to all the different configurations, push-to-pass, and tire compounds. 

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3794663.page#12412801



      Poll – Live Admins

      Jamie Bowling produced a poll in the forums saying that “I think iRacing should have some kind of admin or something in the public rooms to call who causes cautions and we wouldn’t lose or SR or IR when it wasn’t our fault!”

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807171.page#12503286



      Ty Majeski for the W

      Ty Majeski has put his iRacing sponsored Late Model back into the winners circle, this time at Jefferson Speedway in Cambrige, Wisconsin.



      Listener Scott Ross – Week 13 Races

      Show listener Scott Ross will be setting up fun races on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during week 13 and is inviting everyone to join in. The races will be in the tour modifies with fixed setups on road courses at Charlotte Roval on Monday, Laguna Seca on Tuesday and Phoenix Road on Wednesday. Practices will open at 8:30pm et and races will begin at 9:30pm et.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807543.page

      Scott Ross
      to iracerslounge

      Hi guys,
      Enjoy the show. With week 13 coming up I want to do something fun with my participation credits. I really enjoyed the tour mods at watkins glen this past season and there were some great discussions about how it would do on free tracks. So I came up with 3 races Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Monday is the Charlotte Roval ,Tuesday is Laguna Seca, and Wednesday is the Phoenix Road Course. All no pressure races for fun with fixed setups. Practice at 8:30pm et race at 9:30pm et. Hope to see you there



      Formula Vee Intro Video

      iRacing dropped on their youtube channel an official introduction video of the new Formula Vee rookie class open wheel road racing car to be available on the Season 3 build



      Project K9 Hero 200

      No description available.

      Don’t forget to join us for the Project K-9 Hero at Michigan on Friday, June 11 at 9:00est

      EVENT:
      June 11th 9pm eastern
      Michigan International Speedway
      Practice opens 8pm
      Drivers Meeting 9pm
      Qualifying 9:10pm
      200 Laps with iRacing Cautions
      2 Classes A”Cup” & B”Xfinity”
      How To Register
      Sign up at
      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform
      Minimum $25 donation to the Project K9 Hero website
      https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/
      Must Note: PK9H200 or Project K9 Hero 200
      Then send us screenshot direct on Facebook, Discord or email of the confirmation by Thursday
      June 10th Midnight
      All Participants will receive a T- Shirt ( select size in google Doc Registration )

      PRIZES
      EachClass get its own prize for
      Pole:$20 iRacing Credit
      Winner: Spotlights from Midwest Simulations (https://midwestsim.com/)
      Best Paint with Project K9 Hero logo get a free Paint job From Yuhouse Racing Designs
      And just added $75 per class on most positions gained with no incidents. Thanks to Metro Ford
      of Chicago from the OBRL

      Come Join us on:
      Discord : https://discord.gg/pCDGEzru

      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSePlN54_nXtw0KclEef4rPknoVxDt81Uv1z-wNkk82LnKjB4Q/viewform

      https://projectk9hero.networkforgood.com/



      New Porsche

      Also to be released is the Porsche 911 GT3 R

      May be an image of car and text

      https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159572661056085/?d=n

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807776.page#12507803



      Podcast Housekeeping

      Aftermath Podcast – Get it!

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

      Midwest Simulations

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

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


      We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

      https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/

      OK TONY LETS TALK FANTASY….”



      Fantasy


      Hardware/Software


      Company Review and New Pedals

      Simrigs presents the SR Titan Pedal Set for $699



      How To Pit Macro

      Kendall Kerr asked in the forums if anyone can help me figure out how to set a keyboard shortcut for throw yellow, as well as, clear all black flags?? Staffer David Tucker posted links how to assign macro built into the sim.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807070.page#12502189

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807070.page#12502189

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/425/3203225.page#12011208



      The MS Exclusive

      The Motorsports Simulator’s MS Exclusive is a full wrap around, full motion triple monitor sim cockpit for the enthusiast sim racer

      X3 Xtreme simulator

      http://motorsportsimulator.com/ms_exclusive.html



      VNM Shifter

      The VNM Shifter V1 is from a Vietnamese Company that offers an H pattern shifter with multiple optional shifter plates and can be converted into a sequential shifter as well for $259.95

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807339.page#12504872

      https://us.sim-motion.com/collections/vnm-shifters-and-accessories/

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mT48k9M19b0



      Cell Phone Holder

      Simubox offers on Etsy a universal cell phone holder that mounts on a Fanatec DD1 or DD2 for less than $30

      Fanatec DD1 / DD2 Universal Phone Dash Holder image 0

      https://www.etsy.com/listing/886602644/fanatec-dd1-dd2-universal-phone-dash?fbclid=IwAR23hsEKvbkBOW4MuzUamre9uKd0s_3d0ja9lsHXLZLV-95OjgBItb-NbLw



      New Paddle Shifters

      The New SRM Gear shifter can be used on most wheels, including custom wheels, and Fanatec wheels with an adapter for 96 pounds.

      https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3807186.page#12503487

      https://www.simracingmachines.com/WebShop/srm-gear-shifter-2



      Sim Labs Steering Wheel QR

      Sim Labs is offering the Zero Play steering wheel quick release for multiple bolt patterns for 49 pounds

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

      https://sim-lab.eu/shop/product/xero-playtm-steering-wheel-quick-release-1255#attr=1983



      BJ Pedals Review

      Boosted Media reviews the B.J. Sim Racing Hydraulic GT Pedals for $861 USD



      Results

      NASCAR iRacing Series

      Fri open: Charlotte

      • Ellis –  – p14 – no practice had wrong wheel settings – the pit under gf had my tires unchecked – never recovered from it – hit the wall a thousand times but finished….
        • Greg – pwrecked
        • Hall = P out early, got loose my self running the high line, bounced off the wall several times doing my best to not collect anyone.  Car would still run, but with a good finish already no limping around for 400 laps
        • Rochette P4 what a race. Definitely 1 of the fastest cars til my black cloud covered the sun and was wrecked 3 times and 2 of the 3 was nose damage. 
        • Steve – pwreckedRunning  5th gaining on leader. Then got wrecked by a lapped car on new tires when I was side by side with the 4th place guy. On lap  317.
        • Sunday Open
          • Kyle – P P-6 Started back in P-17 and worked my way up to the top 5 within the first 18 laps. Ran a consistent top 10 through the race and even led 14. Gave up the lead for the first pit cycle. Stayed on the lead lap until after half way. Started losing time to the leader and after a few pit cycles ended up a lap down. After a few small brushes with the wall i was falling off pace and pit for the second to last cycle for tires, fuel and repairs. I fell 2 laps down and started to drive my way through the field and stayed out as long as i could for the final pit cycle and was able to catch a caution and only be 1 lap down. After pits i was sitting P-5 but smacked the wall out of 4 and started to lose time to the field and fell back to hold a P-6. Big shout out to Paul Donnelly2 for his outstanding performance. He led 249 laps and was untouchable.
        • Sunday fixed 
          • Mike -pwrecked out had it missed but got ran over from behind
          • Stephen – pwrecked

        Race: Sonoma

        • Wed Open:
          • Hall -p14  one spin cost me 2 spots probably
          • Ellis – p11 – had a good 1st half ran as high as 7th – spun on my own right before and after half way – a couple of other spins – lucky to get what I got.
          • Rochette – P5. The road streak continue. Worse finish at a nis road has been 7th ran 5th 98% race where my i was dodging and praying to baby jebus that i dont get wrecked by Bottom splits very best. And i did with 0x!!!!!!!!!! That should be worth top split points alone. Im 1 and done at this stupid track on the the Project K9 Hero 200 next friday night 9pm eastern 
          • Greg – P7 Started 16th
        • Thurs Open  
          • Hall – taken out on lap 1,  guys gotta win and runs me over at the top of the hill as i’m littleral on the bumper of the car in front of me


        Official Series

        • PDS Euro Sprint
          • HallWINS at Road America and Twin Ring Montegi




        League / Hosted Races

        • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
          1. Still recruiting – https://www.facebook.com/102107211726370/posts/203323564938067/?d=n 
          1. Greg p10
          2. Mike – p 16 – started near the back worked my way up but was getting loose on center to exit and would slip, and loose my track position. Kinda pitted in between the popular strategies but the cautions didnt fall my way…
          3. Tom D – P3. Dang. I thought I had the right pit strategy. I decided to stay out as long as I could. Caught a caution as I was about to pit. Should have pitted again with 1 to go.  Ran as long as I could. Saved as much fuel as I could. What I would have given for 1 more gallon of gas.

        Hall – p1 – capitalized on long run speed and staying mistake free

        • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series 
          1. ? Congratulations Steve Thomson #67 Winning The Aftermath Podcast Truck Series Race at the Kentucky Speedway
          2. Dwayne McArthur #97 Finished 2nd
          3. Bob Fellenbaum #38 Finished 3rd
        • IROC Challenge: Daytona
          1. – Brian P6 Finished the first stage in P3 and was given an eol.  Avoided trouble thru stage 2 and a late wreck to find myself in P2 for a GWC.  Was happy to push the leader on the bottom to the end but wobbled on the last turn and caused a wreck and limped home in 6th


        Final Thoughts




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        It’s Chicago Week here in iRacing where we will cover the release of the new Chicago Street Circuit and the iRacing Pro Series inaugural race at the concept track as we start to get ready for the upcoming season 3 build. So strap in and try to keep up with us on the iRacers Lounge Podcast.

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