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LSU40
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Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
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re: iRacing
D oval I ran the National Series with the ARCA Menards Chevrolet Impala. Race in the fixed series so you won’t need to worry about setting up the car, I thin you will like this one. Everyone drives the same car and same setups so once you get used to it it’s driver skill. Just be careful, lots of wrecking in these races. It’s like guys jump in the cars without ever driving a lap on the track and try to race, well that doesn’t work out too good and the wrecks happen. If you find yourself getting points deducted because of others hitting you and their wrecks just don’t qualify, start in the back take it easy and dodge the wrecks in front of you. You will usually end up top 10 but that’s about it. To win you need to start up front on a track you can kinda get away from the dummies behind you. If you have more questions just ask. Good luck.


EarlyCuyler3
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Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6346 posts

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Yeah that seems to be the smart strategy to advance. Need to swallow my ego and go to the back.

I'm hovering around 3.50 so just a few races with zero points will get me there.


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

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Yeah once you get to C you can start racing. You can always drop down and race in the D and Rookie races still to.


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Monday
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Mar 2013
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The smart thing to do is practice and let more aggressive drivers go. Run your race and do not worry about others for now. I've been practicing running consistent laps and managing tire wear and that does more for me than anything else. I find that when I only worry about racing clean and consistent then my irating and SR went up.

Granted, you will get caught up in other's issues sometimes but if you can be patient and learn to read what's happening ahead it makes it easier.


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Monday
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Mar 2013
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re: iRacing
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not sure what to do with oval.

Trucks are some of the best lobbies on the server so far for me. I ran some B class xfinity last week because I didn't feel like riding around in a wreckfest and Kansas seemed to be pretty fun.


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

re: iRacing
Monday, are you now in B licence? How was the racing in C class, my hand is still injured and i can't drive.


Monday
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Mar 2013
4174 posts

re: iRacing
I'm A class but I don't do much there. I'm only A because I ran some Ixfinity races recently and my SR was 4.xx. C class is fine. The cautions help and the trucks are normally pretty stable and easy to learn. The only thing that makes you more competitive is running practice laps. I got a month of VRS to compare my driving style to the fast laps there and it's helped tremendously. What I've learned is once you get to a series you like, don't worry about SR and learn to drive the car/truck and learn how to be quicker while still managing your tires. It's tough, but if I can do it you can!


ETA: being in higher splits (iRating) makes for better racing normally. There are idiots all over but if you learn to spot them it gets much better.
This post was edited on 5/14 at 11:16 pm


SJN17
LSU Fan
Alexandria LA
Member since Jan 2017
4 posts

re: iRacing
Anybody using multi screens?


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

re: iRacing
Running practice laps is something I agree on. I won’t attempt a track until I have a minimum of 1000 laps. I will spectate a few races to play tonight haha was a great get an idea of the lines the top cars run and watch speeds for entire race. I write that down then hit the test track by myself, lap after lap and try different runs. If I can run an AI race with the same cars I may do that also. Even after doing all the practice work I run hundreds of laps in the practice sessions with other drivers to put it all together, and have a chance to meet and talk it up with them. I am having a blast now and my confidence level is pretty high after winning at Rockingham, I have the racing fever!!!


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

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If you have the option to have three screens I would recommend to do it. I’m running just one screen now but plan to up grade to three.


Monday
LSU Fan
Prairieville
Member since Mar 2013
4174 posts

re: iRacing
I'm using two. One for the sim and another for third party apps / google searching / etc. I'll think about going to three if I ever upgrade but I'm fine with what I have for now.


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EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6346 posts

re: iRacing
I learn completely different. I can run all the practice laps I want but it doesn't help me unless I'm racing with others around me. I've gotten way more points than I should, but I just have to learn by doing.

I imagine on roads practice would make a lot more difference.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6346 posts

re: iRacing
I want to get a vibe or steam VR and try that. Its looks AMAZING.


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

re: iRacing
I run nothing but oval, I do plan on working on road course at some point in time because I suck at it.
Thing is we teach ourselves in different ways and if you are finding success with it then there is nothing wrong with it. You are getting the points you earn because of the way you learn the tracks, it is working for you so stick with it.
Now me and road courses, can’t explain this one. I just have been horrible at them from my Papyrus days, I tend to spend more time off the track than on. I will start working on it as I said but that’s after I have my oval career figured out and I’m settled where I want to be.


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

re: iRacing
I would imagine running a race in VR would be extremely awesome way of driving the cars !!


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6346 posts

re: iRacing
About to enter my like 8th legends race of the night and try to avoid points again. So hard in rookie races. Even in the back. The retards all end up back there and do their best to still wreck you.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6346 posts

re: iRacing
And like clockwork, started in the back and got 12 points.


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LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

re: iRacing
This is my craziest wreck story of my short career so far, it’s funny now but boy was I mad at the time.
I decided to start in the back at Rockingham, I’m second to last row sitting on the outside lane. I have already told the guys in the back I’m not racing for positions more so I’m testing my new lines and braking in the turns so don’t run me over I will give my spot up. So as we come to green a few seconds after and the car to my left just turns right and crosses my front bumper as he hits the wall head on. Of course I’m standing on my breaks but contact is made 4 then the car behind me of course runs me over, another contact 4 and I hadn’t made 50 feet. We all slide down to the infield grass and I am facing the wrong way so I gun it spin 180 by luck and get on track and start running before leaders can catch me. Now when I see that replay it’s funny as hell, but it sure wasn’t that day.


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Cactus Tiger
LSU Fan
Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Sep 2008
255 posts

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I would imagine running a race in VR would be extremely awesome way of driving the cars !!


I'm using an Oculus Rift S. I could never go back to a screen. You do need a powerful computer to run it and get good graphics.


LSU40
LSU Fan
Vicksburge, MS
Member since Oct 2007
2199 posts

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I'm using an Oculus Rift S. I could never go back to a screen. You do need a powerful computer to run it and get good graphics.


Do you just join the regular race and practice sessions and it works just fine? With your VR headset on do you just have the buttons that are important to you programmed on your steering wheel or do you still need the keyboard? I can only imagine the advantages of being able to look around and race your car. I will have to start looking at this.


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