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Behind the Scenes: The NASCAR Peak Antifreeze Series powered by – Sliders to Systems

September 27th, 2015 by

Anybody remember this screen?  If you don’t, shame on you.  It’s the garage screen from Papyrus’ NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, probably one of the most viewed screens in sim-racing history.  You can think of this screenshot as the great-grandfather of what we have today on iRacing.  It represents a time when chassis setups were becoming … Read the Rest »

Accuracy v. Precision or the Zen of iRacing

September 24th, 2009 by

Long ago I was taught about the difference in accuracy and precision, but I’d never really applied it outside of scientific pursuits. But as an iRacer, I began to realize that the racing version of accuracy and precision is important in progressing from beyond a novice level. For myself and I’m sure most others, when … Read the Rest »


September 23rd, 2009 by

I’m no stickler, but ‘telemetry’ is not the right word for collecting data from a simulated car. I’m not holding my breath about a change in nomenclature, but I’ll just note quietly, that the true meaning of the term ‘telemetry’ is something like “far off + measure.”  True if applied to a real racecar, but … Read the Rest »

Skidpadman – Effect of the Rear Anti-Roll Bar

September 5th, 2009 by

When iRacing threw in the free skidpad to the list of goodies in the recent update, I decided it was time to learn things about car handling systematically starting with a car with only a few setup variables – the Skip Barber F2000. I checked four different rear anti-roll bar (RARB) settings, and at least … Read the Rest »

Lotus (79) Stew

August 28th, 2009 by

I had an embarrassing start in the Lotus 79 and was far off the pace in my first online practice at the Glen. It was due to a couple of reasons – I’d never tried Watkins Glen in iRacing, and I was using the baseline setup. I was doing okay in the fast sections but … Read the Rest »