Episode 0261

1/7/2021 – Olat is All That – Episode 0261

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

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Introduction

Today on the show we welcome rookie Coke series Driver Femi Olat, review the World of Outlaws Race at Cedar Lake Speedway and discuss all of this weeks hot topics including Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds in iRacing.

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Special Guest

Femi Olat

Twitter TA_Femi

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=150376

https://twitter.com/DeadzoneRacing

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
    1. Why do you race on iRacing over other sims? 
  2. Which series do you normally run?
  3. Have you tried the new tire model?  If so, what are your thoughts?                 
  4. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

  1. Pro Series – finishes – 4, 2, 21, 21, 29, 14
  2. Tell us about your RTP journey….
  3. What are you doing to get ready for the Coke Series?                


Topics



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World of Outlaws Week 7 – Cedar Lake [Brian,Mike]

Monday night marked Round 7 of the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series which brought us to the new Cedar Lake Speedway coming into this week Hayden Cardwell held a slim 4 point lead over Alex Bergeron and Kendel Tucker a distant 3rd.

Bergeron has fast time in qualifying while Cardwell turns in an 8th place finish. and runs away with the first heat earning him pole position for the Feature race

James Edens gaps the field to take heat 2, and Tyler Shell wins heat 3 in a photo finish over Adam Elby.

In heat 4 Zane Scott starts from the pole, but Cardwell quickly clears him on the outside to take over the lead on lap 1, but on lap 2 Cardwell jumps the cushion on turn 2 and wrecks sending him to the back of the field and JD Brown taking the checker.

So, with the points in the heat race Cardwell’s lead had already evaporated before the feature even starts, but still having to advance from the B main to avoid a complete disaster and putting Bergeron firmly in control of the championship.

Cardwell started P4 in the LCQ, took some damage racing for second, but still managed finding the speed to take the win and getting the 18th grid spot in the feature.

In the feature event Alex Bergeron grabbed the lead fighting off challenges from Tyler Schell who was running him down from the extreme high line when on lap 27 he missed his line, hits the wall in turn 3 and flies over the fence, but no cations came out and no fans were injured..

James Edens also put some pressure on Bergeron, but ultimately ran out of laps finishing P2 with Alex Bergeron taking his 4th win of the season. Hayden Cardwell works his way all the way up to P4 averting a points disaster, and landing 10 points behind new points leader Bergeron heading into week 8 at the bullring ok Kokomo Speedway next Monday night.

2020 Year in Review [Hall]

iRacing looked back at 2020 by posting an inspiring Year in Review video in what may have been undoubtedly one of the most important years in the history of iRacing.



Can we get SRX Series Cars [Tony]

Tyler Stooksbury posted in the forums that he’s curious if iRacing might be getting the new SRX series cars. Tyler was especially excited about the the limited adjustments that’s available to the drivers and teams in the series. The SRX is scheduled to make their debut this summer with a 6 race season.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3786464.page#12343373



Got to try out BMW Sim [Brian]

Youtube broadcaster Jimmy Broadbent was allowed to take a spin in the BMW Motorsports Center’s top of the line manufacturer simulator. The Youtube video goes thru his entire tour and experience of his visit.



Dale Jr & Steve Myers Found [Greg]

In iRacing’s version of Where’s Waldo, Dale Jr and Steve Myers have been found at the new iRacing Super Speedway hanging out in the construction crane!



Epitome of 2020 [Mike]

If you were to summarize the year 2020 in a race, this one might be a good candidate.



SimSpeed to cover NiS 2021 [Hall]

SimSpeed along with VRS will provide coverage of every round of the 2021 Friday night Open NIS racing series. The full, complete broadcast details will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3787444.page#12347018



Follow Up – Won’t Be Cup Drivers [Tony]

Nascar announcer Mike Joy responded to a Tweet from James Yoder who asked if there will be a return of the eNascar Pro Invitational this upcoming year. He responded that he hopes not, because it would have meant a suspension of the Nascar regular season. This implies that the story from last week that Fox Sports may broadcast iRacing events will most likely not be actual Nascar drivers.



IR-01 Series DOA? [Brian]

Ajibola Lawal posted in the forums that he’s had a blast with the new iR-01 car at Suzuka and Silverstone, but has noticed a sharp drop in participation since it’s introduction. Greg West agreed with someone who responded that the holiday season along with a fairly unpopular track, and to give it some time.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3787593.page#12347759



Kyle Busch / Will Rogers Battle [Mike]

On Monday night, in the K1 Speed 200K at Watkins Glen, Will Rogers held off Kyle Busch in the pro trucks in a wild finish for the win.

Larry Mac And DW calling MNR [Brian]

Monday Night Racing posted on their Facebook that Larry McReynolds and Darrell Waltrip will be broadcasting their final race on January 25th at 9am on Podium eSports.

https://www.facebook.com/mondaynightracing/posts/210265534172230



Game to Glory [Hall]

Red Bull TV has started a series on Youtube called Game to Glory. It’s a series about Red Bull Sim Racing Driver and Porsche Tag Heuer Series Champion Sebastian Job. The first episode revolves around his history in karting, moving on to eSports and becoming a professional sim racer. It looks like in the upcoming episodes he will be getting an opportunity to try the Red Bull Factory F1 simulator that the real drivers use.



Time for Chili Bowl [Tony]

Nascar Driver and 3 time Chilli Bowl Winner Christopher Bell shows off his iRacing sponsored Midget for the as he gets ready for next weeks event.



Sponsor for Coanda Simsport [Brian]

Coanda Simsport has announced a new partnership with LEGO Technic for the upcoming Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup season and shows off their new paint scheme.



Listener Email [Mike]

‘John Boy’ Faller emailed the show to help get the word out the he is hosting the Daytona Dirty Monkey 250 to raise money to fight Autism on Feb 20th. All of the $15 entrance fee will go to the charity. They will run 100 laps in a fixed setup and there are prizes for the top 3 finishers. You can sign up at his website https://johnboy202.wixsite.com/mysite

John Boy <johnboy202@gmail.com>Wed, Jan 6, 7:12 PM (14 hours ago)
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Hi Mike I hope all is well my man. I wanted to ask you if you could help me out by getting the word out about a race that we will be hosting to raise money for autism. The race will be on 2/20/2021. Practice will start at 8:30pm est time and will be just 30mins then Qualifying 5mins or 2 laps. We are calling it Daytona Dirty Monkey 250 Autism Awareness. There will be an entry fee of $15. Which all money will go to autism. The race will be a 100 Laps fix setup. As of right now I don’t have anybody doing the broadcast so I will be doing it myself on Dirty Monkey TV on youtube. There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers. For 2nd and 3rd place they will get a snap hat with the race logo on it. I will put a pic of the hat in this email. The winner will get a Pitboard from the guys at IracingIflags. Also a nascar diecast From Race City Sports Memorabilia you can find them on facebook and a also a snap hat. Just 43 cars will make the race but if we get more than 43 cars we will take the top 30 qualifiers to the race and have a 10 lap heat race and the top 13 will make the race. To sign up all you have to do is go to our website and at the top right you will see autism race then click on the image and that will take you to the form. I know you love Daytona so i hope to see you guys in the race. Thank you and your guys for ALL the help with all my leagues and stuff. Thank you
Website: https://johnboy202.wixsite.com/mysite



Coke Teams Announced [Hall]

iRacing has announced the 20 teams that will comprise the 2021 Coca-Cola series and also that the prize pool for this year has been increased to $330,000. Four teams will not be returning from last year including G2 Esports, Renegades and VRS.

https://www.iracing.com/2021-enascar-coca-cola-iracing-series-team-lineup-and-330000-prize-pool-announced/

Lowe to Wood Brothers [Greg]

In late breaking news, an announcement on Twitter, John Gorlinski will be joining Garrett Lowe on the Wood Brother Racing team.



IMSA is BACK [Brian]

IMSA Drivers and Gamers to Compete Sunday in Identical LMP2s Preseason invitational

By David Phi

IMSA is



GT3 Balance [Hall]

Our own David Hall had a conversation with iRacing employee Christian Challiner regarding the balance of power in the GT3 series.



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Rig Review [Hall]

Michael Callahan mad a sim rig by repurposing an old drum rack system

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Rig Review [Tony]

Matt Densham shows off his solution to keep the pedals anchored to his chair

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Simtag Hydraulic 2 pedal set Racer Edition (Belguim) [Mike]

The Simtag Hydraulic 2 Tilton 600 forged aluminium 2 pedal floor mount assembly with an up to 120 kg maximum pressure for 1489 pounds.

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https://simtag.eu/



Frex Shifter (Japan) [Hall]

Frex has an alloy H pattern shifter with a clamp-on mount for 49,800yen ($480)

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https://www.frex.com/gp/



Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

  • Euro Sprint
  • Hall – 1st ever win at Watkins Glen,  first win for the team for the year

  • Ellis  – p Ferrari GT Challenge- 
  • Class A Fixed
    • Ellis – p21 – Hit the wall hard lap 2 – horrible race – stephen louallen ran w me got p7 – hermie sadler in the race




League / Hosted Races

  • Coke Raceway –
    • Hosted – Chris Macguire – Michigan mx5’s – fun
    • UMPs at Limaland
    • David Schieldhouse – Kias at Vegas
  • Mike – p 14 – legends at rock – lots of fun, ran the tires off a lot – had only 4% left on on set – it was the race to see who would not be last… 
  • Mike – p20 — 1 caution – from there 1 did 2 stopper everyone else 1 stopper – really my only choice pretty sure my tires would not have held out for the 1 stopper – Tyler won – Fun to race the Sadler Bros
  • David – p 8.  Good long run speed.  Top 10 in this league is always good.
    • Derek Justis in points leader, Christian Chaniler is in Third, I’m in Fifth

OBRL ARCA Series Atlanta
Brian- P2 Tire saving strategy pays off. Started in 6th, dropped back early and worked my way up thru the field

  • OBRL iRLP Aftermath Truck Series Mosport 

Brian P12 new road course for me and didn’t get enough practice.  IPL takes a hit!

  • OBRL National Series (Xfinity) 
    • Talladega
    • Brian P16 Pit lost a lap on pit stop fiasco


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. Olat is All That
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Description

This week on the iRacers Lounge Podcast we welcome brand new Coca-Cola Series driver, Femi Olat. We take a look at how the new Coke season will be shaping up, who’s this years owners, and what’s the new prize pool. We see sim drivers in factory simulators at BMW and Team Red Bull as well as some resourceful homemade builds. So, come along and enjoy the show!

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Episode 0260

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

12/31/2020 – Gann-tastic – Episode 0260

Brought to you by:

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READ THIS AT THE TOP OF EACH SHOW!!! 

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


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Show Introduction

Welcome back the iRacers Lounge Podcast. We hope you all had a happy and safe Holiday. This week we bring to you special guest, Pro Series Champion Isaac Gann. We’ll debate should there be fixed setup in the Pro series? That, and more iRacing topics and reviews you’ve come here for.

Special Guest

Isaac Gann

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https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/CareerStats.do?custid=164714

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/SeriesStandings.do?season=3016&carid=114

https://twitter.com/IGann_34

https://twitter.com/NorseForceRL

General Questions:

  1. What brought you to iRacing and how did you hear about it?
    1. Why do you race on iRacing over other sims? 
  2. Which series do you normally run?
  3. Have you tried the new tire model?  If so, what are your thoughts?                 
  4. What type of hardware do you use? (Wheels, Pedals, ect.)
    1. What gear did you use when you first started iRacing?
  5. Do you run Monitors or VR? 
    1. How many monitors?
    2. What VR headset are you running?
  6. Are you part of a team?  
  7. Do you participate in any leagues or is it just official racing? 
  8. What is your most memorable iRacing moment? 

Guest Specific Questions:

  1. Pro Series Champion! – finishes – 28, 11, 11, 3, 1, 1
  2. Tell us about your RTP journey….
  3. What are you doing to get ready for the Coke Series?                
  4.  

Topics



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Wonderwoman Car [Hall]

Art McEwen posted a video in the forums of a replay of his Dallara LMP2 barley visible but the wheels, windsheild and steering wheel. Greg West asked for a replay and his graphic settings, and others comments that he could be having GPU driver issues.

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/843233790

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783500.page#12328566



Alfredo on the Wall [Brian]

‘Fast Pasta’ Anthony Alfredo posted a video of himself testing the new wall proximity model at Homestead comparing it to his past experience there and giving some good pointers to fellow iRacers.



iRacers Lounge Paint [Greg]

Tifosi member Bobby Jonas and Sim Wraps created an excellent iRacers Lounge Podcast Cup Car that’s available in Trading Paints for any of our listeners to run.

https://mobile.twitter.com/TylerFatboy1990/status/1340486519891632129?s=07



Builders…not Racers [Mike]

iRacing posted a video of the staff members race at Long Beach spotlighting the many, comical incidents on the track, most noticeably some hilarious troubles at the hairpin turn.



Listener Craig Reams sends in GT3 BOP Video [Hall]

Podcast listener Craig Reams brought this Youtube video from Beau Albert Sim Racing which compares the balance of power between the 7 different GT3 cars in 5 individual tests of top speed, acceleration, lap times, tire wear and fuel consumption. He found that the new Lamborghini Huracan came out on top by a sizable margin over it’s next competitor including taking top lap time at Twin Ring Motegi



Another User Manual [Brian]

Greg West posted in the forums a new addition to the user manual section with the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783791.page#12330856



Listener Matt Crockett – Bandit Racing League [Mike]

From Podcast listener Matt Crockett, The Bandit Racing League will be recruiting for it’s Wednesday night Xfinity series league. The league will begin on January 27th at Daytona and all races will be broadcasted by Evan Wall Media on Youtube.

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https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2799175037013817/?d=n



Friday Night NASCAR? [Hall]

Adam Stern Tweeted earlier last week that Nascar and iRacing are working on the possibility of airing sim races in the upcoming season. With a lot of one-day shows this coming season, there would be many open broadcast windows on Friday and Saturdays that would normally be filled with practices and qualifying, but are looking to be filled with sim races events



RTP and Pro Fixed Setups? [Brian]

After the conclusion of the Pro Series, Malik Ray kicked off a wave of controversy when he Tweeted that “you guys will never have the 40 best drivers if everything continues to be open!!!” Beau Albert uploaded a quality YouTube video to dive further into the topic.



Award Time [Mike]

The VCO Simmy Awards have been announced and iRacing and Director of Marketing Kevin Bobbit, took the award for Best Platform!

Another Award [Brian]

In another set of awards this season, the Sports Business Journal’s 2020 Year End Award for Best eSports Content was awarded to iRacing, noting their average of 1 million viewers during their Fox Sports broadcasts this spring with the Pro Invitational Series.



SuperCup up Next [Mike]

In a Tweet from Porsche Motorsports they remind all of their followers that January 9th will begin the new season of the iRacing Porsche Tag Heuer Supercup Series with Sabastian Job looking to defend his championship from last season..



Dale Jr Build [Hall]

Dale Earnhardt Jr posted on Instagram a photo of his first solo PC Build and talks abut his affinity for the field of IT and PC gaming.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJTjJB4lASh/?igshid=1nz373pcc4qyj



Blue Light Glasses [Brian]

Pro Driver Pippa Mann Tweeted that she started using blue light glasses and it has helped her with depth perception and she’s had much less problems with headaches after her sim racing sessions.



January Special Events [Mike]

Ryan Vargas is introducing the Nutrishop Montery Park eStreet Stock Showdown. A $500 to win, 75 lap Street Stock event at Autoclub Speedway. It’s $8 to enter and there’s a 200 cap on entries. the event will be held at on January 27th and will be broadcasted on Podium eSports.

[Hall]

The FTF Racing League will be hosting the FTF 500 at Daytona on January 31st Live on Bottom Split with a purse of at least $1700

[Brian]

On February 7th, Podium eSports will hold their 3rd annual Daytona 500 event, The Podium500, with a $10 entrance fee. Last year had 175 entries and the first 2 years combined over a $12,000 payout



iRacers Lounge Trading Paints is now a Winner [Mike]

Fatboy 1990 (aka Tyler Williamson) looks to be the first to to take a victory in the new iRacers Lounge Podcast paint scheme by SimWraps in a Carb Cup race at Daytona.



Race with us Tonight [Brian]

After the show tonight don’t forget about the iRacers Lounge Aftermath New Year’s Eve Bash fon race at the iRacing Super Speedway.

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Email From Listener – Farming iRating? [Mike]

Hello, I hear you guys talking about farming Irating, what does that mean and how is it done? I mostly do league races but want to get back into official races. Thanks and great show  

  Derek Branum <derek2448@gmail.com>



David Hall Thread [Hall]

Szabolcs Balog posted in the forums his thought in running in multiclass IMSA races.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3778497.page



Ugly Holiday iRacing Paint Schemes [Brian]

Nascar, in their Nascarcasm section, has asked the fans of painting Cup cars in iRacing to make their best… err worst, ugly holiday pain schemes.

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Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


HP Reverb G2 Sweetspot Investigation [Brian]

MRTV host and VR reviewer, Sabastian Ang, will be doing an investigation in the sweetspot complaints of the HP Reverb G2.



Ramping up Re-Launch of RaceX Pro Cockpit [Hall]

RaceX announced on Instagram showing a work in progress on their revamped Pro Cockpit

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Simagic Alpha Servo DD – Pre Order Now [Mike]

The new Simagic Alpha will be available to ship in early January and they are taking pre-orders now. The Alpha is the flagship direct-drive wheel base from Simagic. It comes with 15Nm of torque, delivered by a Servo Motor. The Alpha wheel base is equipped with the same quick-release used with the Simagic M-10 wheel base. This allows you to use any steering wheel with a 50mm or 70mm bolt pattern in conjunction with the Simagic wheels and button boxes. ​

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https://www.instagram.com/p/CIuvErzhdwT/?igshid=dslggrloa2b0



New Stuff Incoming [Brian]

Our great sponsor Grid Finder posted on twitter a link to Thrustmaster’s teaser of a possible upgrade to their open wheel rim.

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CSL Elite McLaren GT3 V2 [Greg]

Fanatec announces their new and improved CSL Elite McLaren GT3 V2 with magnetic shifters.

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https://fanatec.com/us-en/steering-wheels/csl-elite-mclaren-gt3-v2



Rig Review – Sent by Listener Eric Whiting [Brian]

Sprint Car Simulator built by the sprint car engineers at Roan Racing

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Rig Review [Mike]

Jack Dowell Motorsports shows off their 3000psi hydraulic motion platform Offical Nascar Simulator, part of a racing league called Silicon Motor Speedway. 

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Results

NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

Mike

  • Ferrari GT Challenge- Oran Park – p5!  – Only had 1 off track too! – starting to learn track i guess….
    • Then p3! – only 3x – 
    • Then p8 -1st turn got dumped bad – dead last out of 19 – moved back to 8th
    • Then p8- Was high as third but spun off bad rallied back to 8
    • Then p7 – I was starting like 6th after my best q ever – after pace car ducked off the leader slowed way down to almost nothing then went – stacked us up bad – 
    • Then p2! – Same pole sitter did the same thing, but I was ready for it – great run!
    • Next Night – p7 – started 13th after botched q – up to 6th in 1st lap – had issues w a car that would all but stop in the s’s, so spun off back to 14th – rallied back to p7, but 10x
  • Then p10 out of 17 – horrible race spun off all by myself 3 times – I was just starting to get cocky too and actually said out loud I may be farming. But that is how iRacing is. If is was easy nobody would do it. And soon as you get cocky bad luck/driving will bite you and keep your ego in check…
  • Then p8- followed everyone off track in turn 1 lap 1 – put well back but recovered well. Ran my fastest lap so far
  • Then started p17 ended p9 – 13x though higher sof matched my fasted lap time 106 zero
  • Monday – Lime Rock – p11  – had a couple of early off’s…
    • P9 – got rear ended put to  back – gained back abit through atrition




League / Hosted Races

  • Mtec –
    • Hall & Greg – P21.  Traffic was horrible, a gt4 decided to just door us for passing him on the outside of a turn.
  • FastTrack Sim Racing League – 
    • Recruitment race – A Car – Kansas – p8 – had a full field running 4th on white but killed the wall trying too hard – Alan Pajari wins, Jeff Marble and his son Tyler have a good league shaping up Mondays, A Car Open half distance…
  • Winter League-  -. 
    • Mike – p  dnf – daytona – had good run going even led some laps – but i got a bit loose and spun on my own 
    • Mike – p22 – texas cup – out of 25 – no cautions – i suck – hit wall a few times
    • Mike – 
    • Mike – 
    • David – 
      • Texas p 17, no pace, long or short
      • Martinsville p 14, never ever listen to Mike on tire strategy!
    • Mike – Legends Martinsville – only ran a few laps and parked it I suck – It just won’t turn, maybe the hardest combo car/track there is
    • Mike – Cup – Martinsville – p18 – Ran top 12 most of race but bad tire strategy out me back never recovered went downhill from there – still happy with the first ¾ of the race…
  • OBRL ARCA Series 
  • Brian- P2 Kentucky started P2 Finished P2 120 laps, no cautions, no incident
  • OBRL Truck Series Nashville Brian P14 Played it cautious…too cautious
  •    
  • OBRL National Series (Xfin) 
    • POCONO
    • Scales P7
    • Rochette P10 good race just not fast enough 
  • UCORA Spotlights Snowball Series – radicals 

Hall –.p4,  Crazy hard to pass here.  I lost track position cause i guy infront of me bounced off wall.   Then was the only one pretty much on the track that made a pass



Final Thoughts




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TITLE IDEAS

  1. Gann-tastic
  2. .
  3. .

Description

Were back this week with an all new episode with special guest and recent Pro Series Champion Issac Gann. We kinda debate whether the top series of iRacing should run fixed setups after the community exploded with some controversial Tweets, and how could iRacing take the next big step into mainstream broadcasting. Happy New Year and thanks for listening to 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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www.schoolyardsetups.com    Promo Code – Lounge

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

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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Episode 0259

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

12/17/2020 – The Money Shot – Episode 0259

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Topics





Season 4 Stats

Rob Crouch posted in the forums another comprehensive list of the 2020 Season 4 stats. Also, for a small $5 donation, you can private message Rob and he will create a custom output for you and your friends.

NIS Open- Open stats [Hall]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781886.page#12314490

NIS -Fixed stats [Brian]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781887.page#12314493

Paved Oval Series Stats [Tony]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782615.page#12319541

Road Stats [Mike]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782604.page#12319448



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Updated iRacing Apparel [Brian]

Staff member Otto Szebeni let everyone in the forums know that the merchandise page has been updated with new products.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781858.page#12314383

https://r-rracewear.com/collections/iracing

And another place to get a sim shirt – [Greg]

Teespring has also updated their sim merchandise with some new designs.

4 X Logo  Sim Racing Apparel (Black) Black T-Shirt Front

https://teespring.com/stores/sim-racing-shirt-shop



What do you think of “Coke Speedway”? [Mike]

With the delayed release of the new iRacing (Coke) Superspeedway, iRacing has posted videos of Cup cars pushing 250 MPH!

iRacing Cola [Tony]

Lefty Designs had some fun with the release of the new Superspeedway with a spoof can of iRacing Cola!

Truck Bug [Brian]

Jordan Werth @Bottomsplit posted a picture of the Pro truck on the track showing that there may be some bugs to fix just yet.

Cup Car McTwist [Hall]

The super high speeds and tight racing has already produced some fantastic wrecks. None to be outdone in a video posted and edited with sound of Jonathan Goke with a near perfectly executed barrel roll.



What do you think of IR-01 [Brian]

Kurtin Garage showed off what the iR-01 can do in a video posted of it blistering around Bristol in under 10 seconds.

iR-01 Tweeks [Mike]

Joel Keller was the engineer who worked on the new Dallara iR01. He’s responded to some of the community feedback and made changes to the handling, steering speed and force feedback as a result and will keep making adjustments as more feedback comes in.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781856.page#12314359



What Do You Think of Long Beach [Hall]

Some very high praise indeed from IRL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay who tested on the new Long Beach track and was very impressed.



What Do You Think of Cedar Lake, That’s Ruts! [Brian]

Some of the drivers noticed that while running the Big Block Modified at the new Cedar Lake Speedway that ruts are being created in the corners making the racing even more enjoyable. Tyler Hudson responded that apparent the weather and the construction of the Big Block Modified tires is playing a major role in their creation.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781948.page#12316020

Cedar Lake Wall Bug [Tony]

According to members in the forums Cedar Lake Speedway has a small 1-1/2 foot gap in the wall at the flagstand that is causing a bug where the cars (sprint cars especially) are being unrealistically launched sideways when it’s hit. Staffer Michael Bergh is now aware of the issue and it will be addressed in an upcoming patch

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3779831.page#12313014

https://i.ibb.co/1JtY1m4/Hnet-image-3.gif



The Pit Box Nascar edition [Greg]

Member Alejandro Recio with some editing help from Alex Horn posted a video of how to turn a wreck into a most proficient pitstop



2021 Season 1 Patch 1 Release Notes [Hall]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782188.page#12315948



World Cup XI – It’s Back [Brian]

Mike Ouelette announced in the forums that after a two year break the World Cup XI will be returning. The World Cup of iRacing is a club competition to find out which club has the most depth of talent across a wide variety of racing diciplines.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3781815.page

http://tiny.cc/5sg6tz



Listener Email [Mike]

Hey Guys,

   Love the show and so happy to hear that you guys have a sponsor and a website now. Already been on the site and saved a quick link. I joined iRacing in April and absolutely love it. Your show has really helped keep me on track with good and bad equipment and things to stay focused on. So Many tips you guys have shared and the feedback is amazing. I was able to even race with you guys during a charity race at Daytona for iK9Hero.

  The input you guys give on all the topics is great and really gives myself and others top quality information. However I am beyond curious as to what you guys are using equipment wise. What rigs y’all got! We would love to see some shots of your rigs with a breakdown of what you have. Also what do you plan on adding?

  Also, it would be so cool to have a official iRacers lounge livery on Tradin Paints that listers could use to help promote and spread the word. 

   Currently I’m saving for a DD but until that happens I’m on a 80/20 rig by 4playracing using a Specter UltraWide with the GOAT G27 wheel and shifter. Using a i7 HP Omen with a 2070 RTX Nivida.

  Again I love the show and can’t thank y’all enough for all the tips and info that is shared. Hope to see y’all on the track soon.

Tyler

iRacing: Tyler Williamson2
Twitter: @TylerFatBoy1990
FaceBook: Tyler Williamson
Twitch: Fatboy1990
Psn: FatBoy1990



Booth Time [Greg]

Greg, Chris, and Tony were in the broadcast booth calling the Ladies of iRacing ‘Ugly Sweeter Party’ Street Stocks race at Michigan with the call of a thrilling finish!

https://www.facebook.com/1565571990374134/posts/2791928487738472/?d=n



Paint Changes Coming [Hall]

Greg West posted that the guys at iRacing aren’t satisfied with their current painter. In fact, they have been working for several weeks to make it much better than it is now. Although the work is far along, it wasn’t quite ready for the build, but we do plan to release it before next season. It will have the new 3D car viewer built in, so you won’t have to jump back and forth between the paintkit and the car info page to see your changes in 3D.

[Thumb - paintkit.jpeg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782362.page#12319706



8k Video of iRacing [Tony]

Sebastian Keijmel posted a video in the forums a video of the Lamborghini Huacan GT3 at Long Beach in true 8K resolution.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782500.page#12318628



ESport Driver of The Year [Greg]

Autosport announced on Twitter a new category in their Autosports Awards in 2020; ‘eSports Driver of the Year’. And their winner for the inaugural reward goes to Sebastian Job winner of the Porsche Tag Hauer iRacing Supercup Championship.



Trophy Time for Tucker [Mike]

Tucker Minter, winner of the Corvette Championship Series posted on Twitter a photo of his prize.



2020 iRacing Chili Bowl Nationals [Brian]

The iRacing Chili Bowl Nationals are underway. Each night this week at 9:00 EST is a race session culminating with a Saturday ‘Super Session’ with the top 60 drivers in points vying for the championship.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/75/3777160.page#12320692



How to Save Tires [Hall]

David Schildhouse posted on his YouTube channel a video showing 3 tips as to how to save tires with the new tire model in Fixed setup races.



iRacing Give-Aways

Turn Racing [Mike]

You can win a R20 EVO wheel. Just place the Turn Racing logo (found in iRacing Paintshop) on any car in the primary location. Race in at least 10 official races in 2021 Season 1 and you’re automatically entered to win an R20 Evo steering wheel.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782943.page#12322183

Sim-Lab P1-X [Tony]

If you just race in the Sim-Lab Production Car Challenge this season, each completed race is an entry into the raffle to win a Sim-Lab P1-X sim racing chassis.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782947.page#12322204

Heusinkveld [Greg]

Heusinkveld is giving away a set of Heusinkveld Sprint Pedals during Season 1, 2021! Just race in the Heusinkveld GT Challenge. Each completed race is an entry into the raffle for the pedals.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782945.page#12322199

Apex Racing Academy [Brian]

If you place the Apex Racing Academy logo (found in iRacing Paintshop) on any car in the primary location and race in at least 10 official races in 2021 Season 1 you’re automatically entered to win 1 of the 5 Apex Racing Academy prizes!

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3782944.page#12322193



NOT Top 10 Highlights [Hall]

iRacing posts the December Not Top 10 Highlights



Burton Leaving BKE [Tony]

In an Instagram post Parker Klingerman announced that he will assume full ownership of Burton Klingerman eSports and Jeff Burton will step aside to give Parker full control of the team noting his ‘ real passion and enthusiasm for the team’

https://www.instagram.com/p/CI3cZReBRnv/?igshid=u0v782tcss0e



Season 1 Patch 2 Release Notes [Mike]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783192.page#12324983



Forum Advertising & Soliciting [Greg]

Tyler Hudson posted a reminder on the forums that businesses and individuals are prohibited from using the iRacing forums to solicit members for business or personal gain without becoming an iRacing official partner or advertising.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783193.page#12324987



2021 Special Events [Brian]

iRacing announced it’s 2021 schedule of special events Not included on the list, they will be bringing back the Watkins Glen 6 Hours, Knoxville, and Winter Derby while also adding, new for 2021, events at Crandon, Suzuka, and Hockenheim.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783204.page#12325180



24 Hours of Daytona [Hall]

Greg West of iRacing has posted the details of the upcoming iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3783207.page#12325221



$7500 Bump and Run [Mike]

Evan Posocco reported on Twitter the results of the eRacing Association Winterbowl iRacing Tournament at Nashville Fairgrounds where Parker Retzlaff put the bumper to Daniel Silvestri to take the win and the $7500 prize.



Podcast Housekeeping

Aftermath

New Website – Leave Comments


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software



Advanced Sim Racing ASR6 Review [Greg]

Barry Rowland Reviews the Advanced Sim Racing ASR6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MlBWol4RVg&feature=youtu.be

https://www.instagram.com/p/CInkng7B_hv/?igshid=17tqmrb424383



Pro-Sim Holy Grail Shifter [Brian]

Pro-Sim’s sequential shifter pre orders coming next week for deliveries to start mid January. We also have our H pattern on pre order again for deliveries in mid February. Everyone on our waitlist will get an email when the pre order opens.

https://www.facebook.com/182524658564084/posts/1829856683830865/?d=n

Pro-Sim Evolution Simulator [Hall]

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2171900549610019&id=100003702843910&sfnsn=mo



Results

Official Series (Please Copy and Paste Template for format if using last spot)

  • ARCA – Ellis – Ran 1 race at atlanta to see if I could gain some iRating – Huge mistake, I kept pushing in 2 and having to lift, and quickly was headed backwards. I later accidentally doored a guy, I didnt mean to… Near the end a lapper took out the leaders so I was able to finish 5th… That was lucky, probably wont try that again
  • Leagues/Hosted Races 
  • Unofficial – Mike – 
    • Coke Raceway – ran about 6 races in a row – wrecked out of each- in one i was leading while wrecked. Love love love it, this is pretty much a new style of racing – getting runs and keeping them it is so wide that you can – 60 cars is a blast, there was always cars coming and going – wrecks self clear off the blanking – 
  • Winter League-  -. 
    • Mike – p  dnf – was wrecked on 1st caution – was going straight down back stretch 12inches off the wall, and a guy is like trying to side draft me or something and hooks me – car damage made it too loose to drive- don’t appreciate a simple apology from that driver
    • David – p12.  Ends top 10 streak, but still good finish in tough field
    • OBRL ARCA Series 
    • Brian- P18 started outside pole Had the Speed, but not the Luck
  • OBRL Truck Series Nashville Brian P13  first time at Nashville.  Fun track but got caught up in other people’s messes
  • UCORA Spotlights Snowball Series – lime rock radicals 
    • Hall –.was slowest car pitched in early to take car of a real life thing
    • Ellis – Joined Scott Rupp from Midwest simulations in the booth on the podcast and had some fun calling the race


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. The Money Shot

Description

Season 1 kicks off in a big way this week on the show, but first we review week 13, and all of the new content added to the service. After a short delay, we have the biggest, baddest superspeedway you’ve ever seen, and the carnage it can create. iRacing works out those oh, so pesky bugs after such a large release and we cover it all on this weeks episode of the iRacors 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

Nick Williams – facebook.com/NDWRacing

Brian Maccubbin – www.twitch.tv/MacRubbinsRacin

Tom Dreiling – 

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 0258

iRacers Lounge Podcast – Conversation Topics

12/10/2020 – FU F1 – Episode 0258

Brought to you by:

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Topics


Week 5 Lernerville [Brian]

Monday night marked the half way point of the NOS iRacing World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at Lernerville Speedway with Hayden Cardwell holding a narrow 5 point lead over Alex Bergeron.

Series rookie Logan Rumsey wins the first heat and grabs the pole for the feature race with Cardwell finishing second. Alex Bergeron wins heat number 3 and starts on the inside of row two for the feature.

When the feature starts Bergeron gets by the pole sitter Rumsey early, but on the opening laps Cardwell goes over the banking of the track and brings out an quick caution when he returns, damaging several cars, but he turns out to be ok and kept his position on the track.

When racing resumed Bergeron is able to hold off Cardwell until Kendell Tucker gets into the mix and Bergeron checks out to claim his third win in 5 races with Tucker grabbing second and Cardwell dropping to third.

With the win Bergeron reclaims a slim two point series lead over Cardwell as they pass the half way mark of the season. Next up is Weedsport Speedway, followed by Cedar Lake, which was just announced during the broadcast. Neither track has yet to host a Sprint Car Championship race.

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/statsseries.jsp



Snowball VIP Giveaway [Hall]

Steve Myers posted on Twitter that he would give away an iRacing VIP account at the Snowball Derby if either Ty Majeski or Ryan Luza win their respective races, or 5 total VIP accounts if they both won. He gave Matt Weaver, Motorsports Editor of Autoweek, who was attending the event, the decision as to how the prizes would be given out.

Ty Majeski takes the win in the 53rd Snowball Derby!!! [Hall]

Luza P16 [Brian]

Luza P16

Coke Series driver Ryan Luza finishes a self described disappointing P16 after running much of the night in 5th-6th.


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League Announcement for listener Jeff Marble [Greg]

FastTrack Sim Racing. Mondays 9pm EST.Cup cars, open sets.Full Nascar NIS schedule. 50% length. NIS  tire limits Playoffs
Looking for a title sponsor to offset server costs and to pay drivers at end of the year.
Season starts on Monday Feb 15th 

We are holding recruiting races throughout the winter. 
 Prefer A license and irating 2000 and up. But  we’ll look at all drivers because we know league racers tend to avoid official races.

Links for your show notes:
https://www.facebook.com/FastTrackSimRacing/

https://members.iracing.com/membersite/member/LeagueView.do?league=5859



BMW M4 GT3 Early Release Coming to iRacing [Tony]

Kevin Bobbit announced in the forums an early release of the BMW M4 GT3 which is a pre-release version of the BMW M4 GT3 that will be made available to iRacing members in the weeks after the 2021 Season 1 build. The car succeeds the BMW Z4 GT3 as the second BMW to join iRacing’s GT3 offerings and is part of iRacing’s renewed focus on GT3 content.

https://www.iracing.com/bmw-m4-gt3-early-release-coming-to-iracing/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3778879.page#12298864



NEW CONTENT // Cedar Lake Speedway [Mike]

iRacing dropped an introduction video on Youtube to their newest oval Dirt Track, Cedar Lake Speedway, a three-eights of an mile track located in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The track was constructed in 1956 and it hosts a weekly NASCAR racing program consisting of Late Models, Modifieds, Super Stocks, and Midwest Modifieds and has seen drivers such as Kenny WallaceTony StewartTravis KvapilGreg BiffleSterling Marlin and Paul Menard race at the track



NEW CONTENT – New Rallycross Configurations [HAll]

iRacing has added Rallycross configurations to two existing tracks, Brands Hatch and Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Brands Hatch combines new and old, mixing the original 1980s and 90s turn 1 with some newer ideas in Graham Hill Bend and a dirt Joker inside of McLaren/Clark Curve.  Charlotte is raced in the interior roval area with areas of dirt covered asphalt, and a quick offroad area bridging two sections of the track.

NEW CONTENT // New Rallycross Configurations


Rallycross Champion [Brian]

Congratulations to Yohann Harth of the Apex Racing Team for winning the 2020 iRacing Rallycross World Championship

In further Rallycross news Greg Hill announced in a forum post that in few short months we’ll be continuing our Dirt Road expansion with Barcelona RX. Something that was hinted at a few weeks ago when the mentioned a few new Rallycross configurations were in the works.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3776336.page#12299792



Email From Listener [Greg]

Podcast listener and European road racer Dannis Pearl letting us know some information regarding the Scottish Knochill Racing Circuit, one of the four premier road courses iRacing has planned for 2021, describing it as a small, twisty circuit similar to Lime Rock, great for Skippy’s and GT3’s

Hey guys
European road racer here. Love the pod – you’ve converted me to turning left.
Just to say – you are going to love Knochill. Small, twisty – think Lime Rock – great for Skippies and GT3 pile ups. Loved in Scottish motorsport. Everyone – yes everyone – who ever races there has history at the track. Was the best thing on Project Cars 2 in the Formula Rookie (Skippie type car).
The Euro circuits are massive news here (even more so that the imaginary oval ?)
Dennis Pearl (please use this name on air if you mention, not my weird email)
PS – keep up the road content. Your man who talks road is great, but do tell him Nurburgring is where they have the race tracks. Nuremberg is the place they had the post World War II war crimes trials. They are different.



NTM on IndyCar – Ohhh, multiple Tire Compounds [Tony]

iRacing posted a short, 9 second clip, of an Indy car hitting the wall at Long Beach with two possible clues. for one, it seems as though the Indy car has the new damage model and two, the tires appear to have the red lettering indicating mutiple tire compound options.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3779096.page#12302452



Introducing the The Dallara IR-01 [Mike]

iRacing has apparently been secretly colaberating with Dallara to build fron the ground up a new vehicle cames the Dallara iR-01. The Dallara iR-01 is a blend of modern technology and classic grand prix heritage exclusively built for the iRacing sim. With it’s V10 900hp motor along with it’s low weight and absence of modern driving assists, the Dallara iR-01 is meant to be made to challenge drivers and make for better racing.

https://www.facebook.com/48224116084/posts/10159104966181085/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3778763.page

https://www.iracing.com/iracing-and-dallara-team-up-to-build-dallara-ir-01/

Early Prediction [Hall]

ON October 20,2018 a racer named Finn Sim, predicted that iRacing would have a car designed by Dallara for iRacing that would only exist n the virtual world. Kodos Finn Simm.

https://twitter.com/FinnSim/status/1334874660488568832 

Some iRacers Reactions [Brian]

From Rob Crouch

Decoupling the top tier open wheeler (and the WCS) from a real life series is a very smart move. This side steps the issues we’ve seen in the past where the title sponsor gets bored, or the real series folds, or cancels the contract and works with another company to create a competing product. It also removes the pressure of having to update the car on a timetable that is completely outside of iRacing’s control. I notice there’s no branding on the tyres, so they’ve got free rein there too.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/300/3778763.page#12297865

From Beano Van Rensburg [Greg]

I’m with you on this, Jim, can’t wait to test-drive this. This is a motorsport simulation after all, very glad iRacing has the balls (and vision) to move in this direction. Why is it it that we think real-life Motorsport should be driving innovation in simulators?

I can see a time coming when it will be the opposite, iRacing has taken that first step. Well done, Devs. Often, in the business world, it takes courage to be creative, to be different, with many naysayers along the way. Some won’t like what you are doing here, that’s ok, many more however, appreciate the efforts. Keep at it.

Now let this beast loose and let’s have some fun.

Cheers,
Beano

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/125/3778773.page#12299531

Greg West confirmed that this car was not designed to race on ovals. The series will only run on road courses. But he didn’t say you can’t try…

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/25/3778785.page#12297918

Coke Series Driver Casey Kirwan [Tony]

Posted a Meme describing his thoughts

iRacing posted an onboard video of the iR-01 in action at the New Long Beach track and Silverstone.



2021 Season 1 – Release Notes [Mike]

iRacing has posted the Season 1 Release Notes

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779269.page



2021 eNASCAR Road to Pro [Hall]

Tyler Hudson has announed the new format for the 2021 eNASCAR Road to Pro Series. They will be moving to Thursday nights and will consist of 2 rounds.

Round 1 will consist of 8 races open to everyone holding an Oval Class A 2.0 License or higher. (Pro/WC Licenses Ineligible) 35 car max split size, splits based on iRating.

Round 2 will be 7 rounds. The top 70 overall in points from the first round are eligible. Must maintain at least an Oval A Class 2.0 to participate. Round 2 is roster based with snake splits. (2 races going off simultaneously)

Points will completely reset for round 2 for the eligible 70 drivers.

Both rounds will include 1 drop week.

The top 20 in points after round 2 will be eligible for the eNASCAR Pro Series to be ran in the winter of 2021 on Tuesday Nights.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779175.page#12302730



Championship Trophy [Brian]

Nick Ottinger posted a picture of his iRacing 2020 Coca Cola Series Championship trophy …and it’s beautiful

https://www.facebook.com/100001158718471/posts/3521834097865179/?d=n



For Sale [Greg]

Timothy Roman is selling a mint condion neon Heusinkveld sign in the forums. Sensd your bid via PM and buyer pays shipping out of Belgium.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779042.page#12300846



Minimum iRating per Division [Tony]

Jake Johannsen posted in the forums the minimum iRating for each division with division 1 having a 3500 minimum.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3778718.page#12296443



Cheat Sheet From VRS [Mike]

Coke Driver and Virtual Racing School instructor Keegan Leahy has developed a Class A Cup Car setup guide for free on the VRS website. It goes over several different conditions from loose to tight, to just plain slow and how to make setup adjustments to correct these issues. 

https://virtualracingschool.com/enascar-setup-guide/

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3778710.page#12296387



Sets Provided Pro 2 [Hall]

Tyler Hudson announced in the forums that beginning with 2021 Season 1, the provided iRacing default setups for the Pro 2 Trucks will be the highly requested setups built by Mike Budzein and Corry “CAL” Lewis.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3778704.page#12296263



Credit Time [Brian]

Staffer Tony Gardner let everyone know in the forums that whoever owned the Long Beach tech track, will get a $5 credit in the build. 

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3778688.page#12296052



2021 Season 1 Schedule [Greg]

Tyler Hudson posted the 2021 Season 1 Schedule with a couple of key notes including the Centipedal Circuit being placeholders for Cedar Lake in Dirt Oval and Long Beach for road. Plus two new Dirt Oval Series, iRacing 358 Modified Series (Dirt Oval D License)
and Big Block Modified Series (Dirt Oval C License). Also the Dallara Formula iR )Road C License Class)

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779263.page#12303719



Post Release Activities [Tony]

Beau Albert on Twitter asked if he gets a prize for being the first person to land his car in the circle fountain at the New Long Beach track and posts a picture to prove it!



Super Dirtcar Series Big Block [Mike]

The Super Dirtcar Series shows off the iracing intro to the world of the Big Bock Modifies.



Long Beach Comparisons [Hall]

Gary Weaver and Beau Albert both compiled Long Beach comparisons between the new, fully detailed version and the previous tech track versions.

[Thumb - LB_Tech.jpg]
[Thumb - LB_Final.jpg]

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779838.page#12307871



iRacing Custom Competitive Setups [Brian]

Greg West posted that they have added setups that should allow for racers to be top split competitive. While different drivers will have different styles, each setup built also now takes full advantage of the “notes” tab on the setup menu to give recommended adjustments if you are looking for a specific behavior change.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779500.page#12306295



What Changed in the NASCAR’s This Build [Greg]

Christian Chaliner exactly what has been changed for the Nascar cars this build

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779910.page#12310125

Could the announced updates made byMatt Holden for the Nascar A class cars make for the racing we’ve been looking for?

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779484.page#12306271

user manual [Tony]

iRacing announced their new User Manual Page which will explain how to get the most of your new iRacing cars.

https://www.iracing.com/user-manuals/



Raja Rim Riding

Raja Caruth sows off in a video his progress in learning how to ride the rim at Homestead Speedway.



Road Racing Changes [Mike]

With the release of so much new content, Greg West announced updates to multiple series on the road side.

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779320.page



GT3 Overhall [Brian]

For 2021S1 the entire GT3 class has been overhauled

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3779474.page



Porsche eSports Sprint is Done Greg

Porsche eSports Sprint Challenge to end

Tyler Hudson announced in th forums that Porsche and iRacing have made the joint decision to retire the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge for 2021.  

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3778446.page#12293805



DMoody goes eSports [Tony]

NEWS: @DGodfatherMoody makes his eSports debut and will be apart of the MNR broadcast Monday night on @PodiumeSports from @MISpeedway.



BMW Winner [Mike]

The move that got the job done in the end from last nights #BMWSIMLIVE event! It’s safe to say I’m still buzzing after that



Special Event Fund Raiser [Hall]

Excited to announce the Inaugural Never Quit Classic 500 in memory of our friend L Bryce Whitson Jr. All money raised will be donated to Be The Match.

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says 'Never Quit Classic wide CHEVROLET 500 Handrick Sun., Jan. 17, 2021 12:15 P.M. 4 N Hendr IMOO OST In Memory L Bryce Whitson Jr PONTIAC $20 Entry Fee All proceeds donated to Be The Match Foundation'

https://www.facebook.com/107765504402812/posts/173888137790548/?d=n




Podcast Housekeeping

  • CHECK OUT THE AFTERMATH WITH CHRIS AND THE 2 TONYS
  • New Script and Website

*More listener involvement – we want you guys to help us with content, email us links to stuff you find to iracerslounge@gmail.com – keep it simple, no explanation, just shoot us the link via email from your phone… 

We are on all podcast platforms, that I know of, consider that a challenge if you can find a podcast platform out there that we’re not on, let me know. 


We are in the regular rotation… (Mike)

https://performancemotorsportsnetwork.com/




Hardware/Software


Returning My G2 [Brian]

Danny Davis posted in the forums that he is returning his HP Reverb G2 citing several issues that he is not happy with

https://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3777940.page#12289340



Listener Email – Rig Reivew [Greg]

Listener Email – (Rig Review) [Greg]

Listener Joe Hanson-Gates emailed the show with his review of his DOF Reality P6 Motion Rig.  He mentioned that it was delivered in two weeks (they said it could be up to 6) and was built in roughly 4 hours.  He says that it performs brilliantly for ovals and needs some tuning to get roads right because the pitch under heavy braking and acceleration is too pronounced.  He also notes that, as a commercial pilot it performs very close to the Level D simulator used at his workplace and overall is very pleased with it.

Mike, great racing with you in the Carb Cup yesterday, it’s fantastic when you guys recognize loyal listeners.  

I purchased a DOF Reality P6 motion sim from DOF Reality in the Ukraine.  Ordering was easy, shipping was quicker than I thought.  I had heard it could take up to six weeks, I received two large, heavy boxes in about two weeks. 

Building it took about four hours, stretched out to five because I kept taking coffee breaks.  Wasn’t hard to put together, Barry Rowland’s video helped a bit, but as he was upgrading from the H3 to the H6, things were a bit different for him.  My kit came mostly put together, especially the motor assemblies. 

The sim has six motors and moves in six degrees of freedom.

The rig needs to be balanced, so weight is a little bit of an issue.  The P6 is a “professional-grade” setup over the H6 which is more “consumer-grade”, the P6 can handle a bigger weight load with its more powerful motors. 

I’ve installed my Simucube 1 direct drive wheel, my HPP JBV pedals, Thrustmaster Warthog flight sim controls and a button box. I race in VR, so no monitors are mounted to the rig.  Buttkickers are added below the seat and I’ll be adding a Sim Racing Studio Shake Plus which adds 6 small pucks to the seat for additional shakers.

As far as how it performs, in flight sim it’s absolutely brilliant.  I’m a commercial pilot and it’s very close to the Level D (meaning FAA approved for takeoff and landing currency) Simulator we use at work.  For iRacing I have a lot of tuning to do to get it perfect.  For road racing, the acceleration and braking effects are too pronounced, the sim throws you around, I’m still working to reduce those effects.  For oval, it’s absolutely brilliant.  I feel the car pushing me to the right in the corners, I can feel the rear end start to break loose and correct it immediately.  I’m still coming to terms with it, my times are slower until I get used to the movement, it’s going to change the way I drive, I’m going to have to be smoother in my control inputs. 

Overall, I’m very pleased with it.  It’s a little tough to climb into, but once you’re in, it’s fantastic!

Joe Hanson-Gates



VRS DirectForce Pro Pedals Review [Hall]

VRS posted a set of teaser pics of their new DirectForce Pro Pedals with info like pricing, release date and more coming soon. 

https://www.facebook.com/1319734528040583/posts/5202759689738028/?d=n



Cube Controls QRX QR Review [Mike]

Barry Rowland reviews the Cube Controls QRX Quick release system 



Trak Racer TR8 [Tony]

Trak Racer TR8 [Tony]

Track Racer introduces the TR8 Mach 3 Cockpit with monitor Stand and GT style seat and are now taking pre orders.



Cube Controls GT-X Wheel Review

Barry Rowland at The Sim Racing Garage reviews the Cube Controls GT-X formula wheel



NASCAR iRacing Series



Official Series

NASCAR C Trucks Bobby – 1st race since beginning of sept, qual. 5th, finished 1st.



League / Hosted Races

  • OBRL ARCA Series The Glenn P4  stayed relatively clean and moved up from an 8th place start
  • Unofficial – Mike – 
  • Winter League-  -. 
    • Mike – p  
    • Mike – 87s?-Winter League-  -. Wrecked out. good first run much better on tires this time on the first run ended up a lap down but got the lucky dog a guy wrecked and came back up and I had nowhere to go and wrecked me out.
    • Mike – p  
    • Mike – Cup -p13- Best finish in the league so far, I got caught on pit road when a caution came out which put me down two laps. Then played tire strategy at the end staying out on old tires while others pitted move me up from like 25th to a nice finish!
    • David – p7 at Dover.  3 in a row.  Was slow enough to not blow out my RR
    • Scales –
    • Groves-
    • Brian- P
    • Rochette P18 fun car was doing ok til had a car got me out of turn 1 waited last 20 laps for the hood to flap in my face 
  • OBRL Truck Series Brian P11 slow on long runs used up tires 
  •    
  • OBRL Cup Series TEXAS
    • Scales P11
    • Rochette P15 hate that wall 
    • Brian
    • Groves
  • OBRL XFINTY TEXAS
    • Rochette P15 I hate new Texas and hate that tri oval wall 
    • Scales P7 
  • Sim Auto Racing:
    • Adam- 
    • Tom D – p
  • UCORA Spotlights Snowball Series
    • Hall –.p3  ran top 5, cars in front mis timed restart to cause last caution.  These guys usually run clean, they struggled in a setting where the cars weren’t completely stuck to the track.
    • Ellis – pwrecked out?
  •  Chris – P
  • Tony – P
    • ISCA


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