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Dusett conquers Charlotte

October 17th, 2012 by

Week 11 of the season saw the NiCBS travel to Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS is a 1.5 mile oval located in Concord, NC. Drivers traveled to the “D” shaped oval to race under the lights with hopes of knocking Richard Dusett (New England) out of the points lead. During the week, 867 drivers attempted at … Read the Rest »

Track Guides Available

September 25th, 2012 by

Thanks to CST Ajira Racing, iRacers now have access to the same quality of in-depth road course track guides that Hot Laps have been providing on iRacing’s ovals and speedways. CST Ajira recently added Twin Ring Motegi to their guides on Circuit Zolder, Circuit Spa-Francorchamps and Road Atlanta with the likes of Martti Pietilä and … Read the Rest »

Circle-Track School: Line of Sight Behind The Wheel

August 21st, 2012 by

I took this picture the other day while following a big truck on an interstate highway, going about 60 mph (about 100 kph). Imagine yourself in this situation, driving the car. Where in the picture do you look? Fig. 1. A very common sight while driving. Where are you looking right now? Assuming that you’re … Read the Rest »

Overtaking Discipline

August 14th, 2012 by

I want to spend some time talking about overtaking discipline, and what I believe are the essentials to preserving your (and others’) safety rating and ultimately having an enjoyable iRacing experience. First of all, it’s pretty safe to say that iRacing’s Mazda MX-5 Cup series is an ideal place for newbies and oldies alike to … Read the Rest »

Mazda MX-5 Cup Track Guide: Okayama International Circuit (Short Course)

August 2nd, 2012 by

What’s that? A track guide for the Mazda MX-5 Cup? That’s right guys and gals, when David Phillips asked me if I could put something together for the Mazda MX-5 Cup series I thought, why the heck not? So, this week I’m gonna give you lucky folks a corner by corner guide to getting round … Read the Rest »

2D or Not 2D?

January 13th, 2012 by

Is 3D the way forward for sim racing? Probably sim racing’s biggest technology ‘buzz word’ during 2011 was 3D.  What with the growth of 3D TV, the vast increase in the number of 3D films being released and 3D’s cause being championed throughout the gaming world, inevitably, 3D is a subject the sim racing world … Read the Rest »

Racing the Plan

January 6th, 2012 by

I get up every morning just like most people and I have a plan.  That plan is carried-out based on the events of the day, what I have to do and when I have to have it done. Now, I can see that funny look on your face already, one that says “What does this … Read the Rest »

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream . . . and Go Faster

November 19th, 2011 by

Looking for those extra tenths? Try sleeping on it. At its fundamental basics, racing is about being the fastest driver on the track on a given day. It sounds simple, but when you extrapolate that to the thousands of competitors on iRacing, it soon becomes apparent the battle isn’t just with fellow competitors, but with … Read the Rest »

Got Setup?

October 9th, 2011 by

Boy, this new iRacing 2.0 is something isn’t it?  Personally, I really don’t have any complaints, but I do enjoy the depth that iRacing goes to in order to give us an accurate racing simulation.  Entering various sessions soon after the build was released all I heard was complaints  . . . which, to be … Read the Rest »

Divi's Guide to iRacing Driver Aids

October 3rd, 2011 by

Listed below are some really awesome iRacing assists for “Rookie” drivers like myself who are challenged by the intricacies of racing simulations. I truly wish some of these aids had been available when I started racing the sim in 2006, but now I use them frequently and find they help a lot. I’m listing them … Read the Rest »