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  1. Im going to give 2 answers here. First, my favorite to actually drive was wingless 600 micro on a small bullring track. Nimble little cars, close racing, etc....it was always fun. Fairly easy to at least get around the track, but quite difficult to do it fast enough to be up front. Most fun driving a race car I've ever had for sure. But owning that car was a different story. I'd never buy one of those cars again, at least how the situation with them is here in Florida right now. They're incredibly expensive for what they are (and what you race for), the engines are very complicated and super hard to reliably tech so there is always a few people running well beyond the rules, and honestly those cars are without a doubt the most dangerous I've ever been in. Second answer, most fun overall experience was when i raced my buddies 4cyl bomber. Seriously, no kidding....They're super fun to drive The whole car costs about the same as a good steak dinner so if you wad it up, whatever. And there was always a bunch of them.
  2. iRacing will be running the nascar finale at North Wilkesboro. And they did do heat races (kind of...) at Bristol. But otherwise, scanning a track into iRacing is a major process. Like...months or years long. But within the tracks that we have I agree. I think a 3 division race at a track would be great. Or, maybe a mixed division thing....take the same group of guys and run them 30 laps in the street stock, 30 laps in the truck and 30 laps in a sprint car and combine points for each segment. It's kind of a gimmick, but thats the point. The iRacing Volusia is great, run it there! I actually won a 305 sprint race there yesterday
  3. If taking away millions and millions of dollars of income and opportunity isn't enough to teach someone something I'm not sure the person being taught would ever learn it.
  4. I haven't read all of the replies and this will be my only thought on the topic: When you represent companies of the size of McDonalds, Chevrolet etc there is no off time where you are free to act any way you please. You're always under the public scope, that comes with being in that position. And everyone who gets to that point knows the consequences of their own actions once you get to that place in life where you're getting paid millions to be the face of those companies. All of these guys have PR teams who teach them how to live in a way that keeps those millions flowing and those sponsors happy. Using this particular term is likely #1 top of the list of things that you never, ever ever ever say at any point in your life to anyone - EVER. Even in banter among friends, because you never know who is within earshot or who is recording anymore. This is also a word that NEVER falls out of your mouth randomly one time on accident. This word is either part of your vocabulary or it's not. If he had dropped the F word, that's a word that we all know shouldn't be said in certain situations but now and then it falls out - because it is part of our vocabulary in other situations where it is appropriate. Nobody says this particular word one time in their life. And that's the bigger problem, if it came out this time he's probably actually said it a hundred or a thousand times. And maybe he doesn't mean anything by it, but that doesn't excuse the stigma of the term which we all know can't just get dropped all over. You want fortune 500 sponsors? Live a fortune 500 life. You want to live like a hillbilly, doing and saying whatever you want? That's ok, that is your right to do so.....but you'll be doing that on your own without the support of big companies.
  5. I've seen people get away with comps that don't meet the requirements, but you have to run at such low graphic settings that it would be a huge disadvantage. The dirt tracks change over the course of a race just like real tracks do, and without good graphics a lot of that detail is lost. I bought my PC on FB marketplace from a local guy who builds and sells systems. I got the comp and monitor for like $620, and the comp is powerful enough to run any modern game no problem. A pre-built system with specs like this from a typical online seller or best buy or whatever is well over a grand, so I'd suggest looking there. iRacing isn't really as system intensive as a lot of modern games so you can get away with something cheaper too. I'm another couple hundred into the wheel and pedals, and fifty bucks into a headset, and I had a desk and chair that works for now but will be replaced by a proper sim rig soon enough.
  6. Ok I've had my setup running now since last Thursday night. I'm hooked, this is the most fun I've had in a long time. The feel of the cars is very real, from my limited experience in real dirt cars. The difficulty is serious, this aint no Nintendo game. If anyone wants to add me, Lucas Fidler is the name!
  7. Given the situation, I can't imagine a better decision by NASCAR, FOX, the teams and drivers, etc etc in deciding to do this. These races have been great fun so far and I'm looking forward to more of it. I get that it's not everyone's cup of tea and thats ok. But for those of us that can enjoy the sim racing it's been great! I decided to order stuff to go iRacing myself, I should have it running this weekend. Anyone here racing?
  8. Rules for the sake of rules have been hurting racing for the last 30 years. Unless there is something behind the scenes that we dont know (and i'm not sure what that could be...) this doesn't seem to make any sense to me. From 30 years of being around racing I've learned something about sanctioning bodies and their rules. They love to make two specific kinds of rules: 1: rules that are super simple to enforce but serve no positive purpose at all so they can look like they're doing something useful. And 2: rules that are very difficult, time consuming or require a judgement call to enforce - which they typically don't enforce but they can say the rule is there.
  9. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I know he has not been every driver's favorite person for a long time.
  10. I'd assume you were reaching for ways to defend WoO with things that might or might not have happened. I'm not saying Erb is totally without blame here, but I don't think it's unreasonable to say that a series as big as WoO should have a person who makes sure the winner of the race ends up in the right place. Especially when there were only what, half a dozen officials around during vicotry lane? And then (if 4m is to be believed...if...) Erb drove to where they did tech previous nights, and then drive to the WoO trailer looking for where tech was being done.
  11. There's a first time for everything, and that doesn't make it less stupid that it happened. But I have real doubts it's never happened.
  12. So stupid....this shouldn't even be possible. With a RaceCeiver and all of the people they have around there is no reason a guy gets back to the trailer in this case, and if he does there should be an official on a 4 wheeler or golf cart right behind him turning him around to go back to tech.
  13. Coming soon, Short Track Super Sprint Car Series ....lol......No really, I can't imagine what cause anyone would have for legal action here though?
  14. On the topic of testing at Volusia being applicable: I believe if you want to test some new, wild unpredictable thing it would be a valid test. If you've got some totally out of the box new chassis or engine idea you can run your usual setup once, and run the wild thing next, and compare the difference in how the car reacts. And Volusia can certainly be a test bed for engine ideas. Those sort of testing plans could translate to your northeast season. But overall I don't think most of these teams are doing that, and I'm not sure the rules really allow for that level of creativity anyhow. As to why people do it, because they want to! Why do 99% of racers lose money every single week, but keep showing up? Why do people buy expensive boats that lose all of their value before they're paid off? Because they love it!
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