A solid sim racer in both disciplines, iRacer Chuck Chambliss is a threat on any type of racetrack, oval or road. The 43 year old out of Hueytown, Alabama, has nearly 3600 races to his credit since joining iRacing back in May, 2008. Chambliss is primarily a road racer, with over 60% of his starts coming on the road courses of iRacing. In 2250 road starts, Chambliss has visited victory circle 171 times and has nearly 100 top five finishes. Not that he’s exactly a slouch on the ovals: Exclusively turning left, Chambliss has 62 career victories and 376 top five finishes in 1265 starts. In addition, Chambliss is an iRacing champion, having won the championship in the Star Mazda series in his division in 2008 Season 3 and the first season of 2009.
Learn more about this veteran iRacer in this week’s edition of Get to Know:
Q: What attracted you to racing in the first place?
A: I was first attracted to racing by Dale Earnhardt’s racing in NASCAR.
Q: When did you start sim racing and how?
A: I started sim racing with the Papyrus Indycar/NASCAR series. First online sim racing experience was NASCAR Racing 2002, on the Apple Macintosh platform. I was in the BETA group for iRacing, and have been a part of the service since.
Q: How invested, would you say, are you into your sim racing?
A: I would say I am pretty invested in my sim racing. I have a set of MPPC pedals, have Fanatec products, and am currently building another dedicated sim racing PC.
Q: Your most memorable race on iRacing and why?
A: My most memorable race on iRacing is by FAR the RaceSpot TV 24 Hours of Spa race last year. The first 24 hour endurance race after this feature was released. I raced on a team with VAPEX Racing Group, myself, Elliott Skeer, Randy Welch and Sam Rosamond, in the GT class (RUF) and WON! – Also finished second in the GT class (BMW) in the iRacing 12 Hours of Sebring race this weekend, with team mates Mike Kelley and James A Cullen.
“My most memorable race on iRacing is by FAR the RaceSpot TV 24 Hours of Spa race.”
Q: What other hobbies do you do outside of sim racing?
A: My other hobbies include a 4′ x 8′ model railroad layout with my son, and rail fanning with my drone/GoPro.
Q: What job, if any, do you do in real life?
A: I am a Sr. Video Producer/Director and Graphic Designer.
Q: If you were given the opportunity to race in real life, would you take it and why?
A: ABSOLUTELY! I would take it simply to be able to experience the thrill of racing.
Q: Most exciting thing you’ve in real life this year?
A: Haven’t done anything exciting, yet. 🙂
Q: Name one place you want to visit this year.
A: I’d like to visit Scotland this year.
Q: What is one race you would like to see live at the track that you haven’t yet?
A: I would like to see the Indy 500 live.
Q: Name three sim racing related goals you would like to accomplish in 2015.
A: Win the 24hours of Spa race in July, Win the 12 hours of Sebring race in March (finished 2nd), Win 25 more official series races.
Q: Name three real life related goals you would like to accomplish in 2015.
A: Spend more meaningful time with my kids, lose weight, and get healthier
Q: What is one thing you want to see iRacing add this year?
A: Day to night transitions
Q: Tell us about your family . . .
A: I am married (15 years this year). I have three children: two girls and one boy.