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Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster do exist

June 27, 2014, 25 Comments

Let’s just get the bad news out of the way right away. Driver swaps WILL NOT be in the Season 3 build. Take a minute to go file a protest, punch a wall, crush a six pack or whatever else you need to do to get that frustration out of your system. Then come back … Read the Rest »

Tyler Hudson’s NASCAR iRacing Championship Blog

December 27, 2013, 2 Comments

Hudson Myers On Stage

What’s it like to be a NASCAR Champion?  Let’s back up a little bit first.  I remember sitting at my PC a few years ago and watching as Richard Towler walked onto the stage at Homestead Miami to receive his NASCAR iRacing.com Series World Championship check of $10,000.  Then, watching him walk into the media … Read the Rest »

Self Promotion – An Unfamiliar Scenario

October 28, 2013, No Comments

Every driver has tracks that they aren’t particularly fond of.  Whether it’s because they’ve had bad luck, a big wreck, or just can’t seem to figure the place out, it seems there’s always at least one.  For me, it’s a little bit of a different scenario. I got my oval racing career started at the … Read the Rest »

Self Promotion: Making Your Own Luck

September 27, 2013, No Comments

Michael Self cockpit 2

If racing was easy, either physically or mentally, I can’t think of a reason we wouldn’t all be doing it.  This year has had its ups and downs for me; some of the biggest ups of my career, and some of the lowest downs where I’ve just had to reflect and ask Why? What? Or … Read the Rest »

There’s just something about New Hampshire

September 19, 2013, No Comments

1.	My wife and I and my colleagues watch Sprint Cup practice at NHMS in 2012 (Left to right: Me, my wife Annie, Otto, Kevin and Steve)

One of the great opportunities I have been afforded by working for iRacing.com is that twice a year, a few of my colleagues and I head to the track when NASCAR descends on our state.  All of us love the sim environment but getting out to the track for an afternoon gives us some important … Read the Rest »

What has happened to road racing in America?

September 5, 2013, 23 Comments

magic 8 ball

Last weekend two of the largest American racing series brought their haulers and million dollar race cars to the racing center of the world – Baltimore, MD. Funny thing is that no one seemed to care. The few overhead shots broadcast on TV showed more unoccupied seats than occupied for both the ALMS and the … Read the Rest »

1967: The Summer of Lo…tus 49

July 16, 2013, 31 Comments

lotus 49 in car

There were a lot of places where people were loving the summer of 1967, but the cockpit of an F1 car with a brand new 3-liter engine was not one of them.  The engine formula had just been changed in 1966 to allow 3 liters of displacement, up from 1.5 liters in previous years.  1967 … Read the Rest »

Bucket List

June 25, 2013, 7 Comments

Not unlike A Prairie Home Companion’s Guy Noir, I continue my search for the answers to life’s persistent questions, first and foremost among them: Is the bucket half empty or half full?  In this case, the bucket is my personal bucket list of motorsports events I’d love to see at least once in my time … Read the Rest »

Disguised Honeymoon

June 17, 2013, 2 Comments

Ferrari 4

There are times in a guy’s life that he would classify as defining moments: Riding your bike for the first time without training wheels, your first kiss, going to your first major sporting event, getting married, the birth of your firstborn. This is a story of just such an event. The concept of a pilgrimage … Read the Rest »

A Golden Weekend

June 12, 2013, No Comments

Victory donuts at I44

In racing there are good weekends, there are great weekends, and seldom, there are the unreal golden weekends.  I can’t say there’s been much reflecting over the last 24 hours because, well, there’s hasn’t been much to reflect on.  I had a golden weekend, without a doubt the best weekend of my racing career, and … Read the Rest »