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Prelude to the Dream

June 30th, 2010 by

It’s the nature of the beast that racing competition is rarely (if ever) a matter of  comparing apples to apples.  In the case of race drivers, someone (or two or three) always has an advantage, or at least the potential for an advantage:  a better team, a bigger development budget, a stronger engine, a better … Read the Rest »

School's In for Summer!

June 25th, 2010 by

iRacing.com Offers Online Racing Instruction for Racing Game Enthusiasts There are books on how to drive a racing car and schools in the physical world where aspiring drivers can get hands-on instruction.  Now drivers who race in the virtual world have the iRacing.com Driving School, a modular 16-unit online race-driving instructional package.  Nearly two years … Read the Rest »

School’s In for Summer!

June 25th, 2010 by

iRacing.com Offers Online Racing Instruction for Racing Game Enthusiasts There are books on how to drive a racing car and schools in the physical world where aspiring drivers can get hands-on instruction.  Now drivers who race in the virtual world have the iRacing.com Driving School, a modular 16-unit online race-driving instructional package.  Nearly two years in the making, the school is available free to all members of the iRacing.com racing simulation service.  The school is now live on the iRacing.com member Web site .  The first module of the iRacing.com Driving School is currently available to non-members on www.iRacing.com .

Q&A With Byron Daley

June 24th, 2010 by

As 2010 Season Two enters the home stretch, Byron Daley finds himself leading the NASCAR iRacing.com Class B Series standings, while running in the top twenty in the NASCAR iRacing.com Pro Series in his rookie pro campaign.  Not bad for an 18 year old from the Bronx, a locale more commonly associated with the New … Read the Rest »

Early Christmas

June 18th, 2010 by

Christmas is coming early for iRacers, whether they’ve been naughty or nice. iRacing.com is adding a sleigh-load of free cars and tracks  to its base package of online racing in the weeks and months ahead.  You read that right — Free! Rookie or veteran, iRacers will be able to take advantage of the enhanced base package beginning in early July with the release of legendary Thompson International Speedway, the high-banked Connecticut bull ring that has been synonymous with New England motorsports for more than half a century

Professional Sim Racing (for non-Aliens)

June 18th, 2010 by

In November of 2009 iRacing.com introduced a feature that enables members to host their own races.  A session does cost $3 for the host, but he or she can have as many people join as they want for free as long as there is a stall for them on pit road. The most significant advantage to hosting your own race (compared to participating in an official iRacing event) is the ability to write your own rules.  This gives the host some great tools to create some really exciting events.  Some sites even run their own series complete with prizes for the winners.  Among the best examples of this feature are fantastic events like the STPC (Short Track Pro Cup) Thunder presented by ONeil PC systems ( http://www.stprocup.com ; http://www.oneilpcsystems.com ).  These events are hosted by the STPC series and broadcast by WRN, the web racing network ( http://www.webracingnetwork.com/Default.aspx ). (1) STPC's Thunder at Irwindale is just one of many hosted events on iRacing.com Special events like these are made possible by the hosted racing feature.  As someone who participated in the most recent STPC race, I was blown away by how much fun I had.  It was just like going to my local short track and watching a race

Saving the world one race at a time

June 7th, 2010 by

A couple of months ago I was so persuaded by a trailer video of Battlefield 2: Bad Company that I simply had to go out and buy the game –  it was video a coworker forwarded to me following a discussion about running a video contest here at iRacing. I hadn’t played a FPS game … Read the Rest »

Sim Racing Setup Advice from a Blockhead

June 5th, 2010 by

William Blake said that only blockheads copy each other, but obviously he’s never tried to set up a racecar, real or simulated. While working on setting-up the Dallara for the iRacing.com Indy 500 event, I was struck by some of the detailed advice Dale Jr had made on the iRacing forums about setting up the … Read the Rest »

Towler's Back (to Back)

June 2nd, 2010 by

Hard on the heels of his NASCAR iRacing.com World Championship Series (NiCWS) triumph at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Richard Towler made it back-to-back wins on Tuesday evening at Michigan International Speedway. MIS showed us some of the best online racing to date, as the yellow flag that has so often slowed the NiCWS stayed away this week … Read the Rest »

iRacing.com Protest System

June 2nd, 2010 by

One subject that I read about quite often on the forum pages involves the protest system at iRacing.com. I frequently see comments questioning the effectiveness of the system, not to mention suggesting that we are often too soft in administering penalties for members who violate a sporting code rule. In fact, I was on the … Read the Rest »