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5 hours ago, Jack Brady said:

I still love racing DTR 2 and spend time on it. Though I know that it is nothing like real racing. It's still a blast for me, especially since its so open source you can crank up the difficulty and add almost any time of cars from other games to it.

Does anyone still play DTR 2 online or are you playing single player? Is there much of a community anymore?

I know it is pretty easy to find freedownloads of DTR, DTR: Sprint Cars and DTR 2 on the "abandonware" sites ... and the game is designed to run on a 20-year old XP machine, so the hardware costs are rock bottom.

I remember those games were a blast to play -- I may have to dig out my old XP machine and fire it back up because I'm just not willing to plunk down the dough to get into iRacing (it's just as much a time issue ... I can really enjoy and have time for the occasional one-off game. I don't have time to really learn how to do setups and practice to get any good, which is what iRacing really requires on top of good hardware ... and I would feel a lot of money would be wasted on iRacing because it is a subscription service and only have time to play once in a while).

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11 hours ago, Speshock said:

Well at least in iRacing when someone wads your car up all you have to do is press the reset button. You don't have to spend your own $300 to fix it. Also you can get as many races in as you want in a week. Also once you spend that upfront money you're not buying tires, fuel, pit passes every time you race.

This is all true. And another thing that is true is that racing on a computer isn't real.

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3 hours ago, Rebob0510 said:

Its about as real as a lot of people are going to get to sitting behind the wheel of a racecar

I agree. And this might explain why the porn industry sells love dolls. :yes:

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Any updates on 'real drivers' that have entered? (no offense to the iracing professionals that could beat Super Matt in iracing - I think you're real too - I know this is serious!)

How many people entered?

I think the commentary is great and definitely adds the realistic touch. My friend was racing in a late model league and the commentator says, 'he got spun around like a girl on a stripper pole!'😂

 

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On 12/13/2020 at 9:00 AM, BobMiller said:

I don't know how people who are addicted to iracing can justify the expenses in getting started. Seriously... by the the time you get a worthy computer, the wheel and pedals, the subscription, the tracks and a decent internet service you've spent upwards of $3,000. You could almost race a real hobby stock for that money.

I got back on iracing in august after a few years off. It cost 1K for a great computer. I already had internet(not sure who doesn’t). Wheel and pedals were originally $250-$300. Cars and tracks are not up front cost. So let’s estimate your looking at $1,500 as a high estimate to get started. 

Now a race ready street stock. Trailer, safety equipment, cost to get to the track. That’s a way higher up front cost. 
this fails to include that you can also use said computer for many other things. I can’t (legally) drive my street stock to work.

Also, you can fit your iracing setup in a bedroom. What if you’re in an apartment?or a dorm? Or no room on your property for a car, trailer, and equipment?

 

 

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I've resisted getting into iRacing for years.  Haven't had a gaming computer/steering wheel since I started r/c racing in 2008.  But, not racing (my real race car) pretty much for an entire season finally freed up enough funds for me to get back in.  And WOW, the Dirt Modifieds don't disappoint in iRacing!  Very realistic handling.  All the other dirt cars though?  There's not a chance they drive that bad in real life.  I wish I could've gotten in on the DTD league but being that I just started in this 2 weeks ago I didn't think I should be polluting some league as a new guy.

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7 hours ago, PatsJags14 said:

It’s real, I just won a race on Saturday. The cold beer I had to celebrate was also real

it is a real video game fer sure 

not so sure that would wait till the end of game to have a cold one

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11 hours ago, inthecuse said:

Any updates on 'real drivers' that have entered? (no offense to the iracing professionals that could beat Super Matt in iracing - I think you're real too - I know this is serious!)

How many people entered?

I think the commentary is great and definitely adds the realistic touch. My friend was racing in a late model league and the commentator says, 'he got spun around like a girl on a stripper pole!'😂

 

There are a ton real drivers on the list!

 

Alex Payne
Anthony Perrego
Billy VanInwegen
Billy Whittaker
Bobby Trapper
Braden Eyler
Brandon Planck
Brian Berger
Bryce Bailey
Chris Hile
Cody Higbie
Cole Neuhalfen
Colin Bokus
Dakota Hartzell
Dale Planck
Dustin Leverknight
Dylan Yeager
Glenn Reinhart
Jerry Higbie
Jordan Poirier
Joseph Isabell
Joshua Sunn
Kevin Sockriter
Leo McGurrin
Louden Reimert
Matt Hearn
Matthew Yorker
Maxime Paquette
Mike Mahaney
Mike Phelps
Nick Cooper
Pat Reiser
Payton Talbot
Quentin Young
Quinn Wallis
Rob Hile
Robby Schaeffer
Ryan Bartlett
Ryan Dolbear
Shane Andrews
Shilo Boyce
Tim Hartman Jr
Travis MIller
Tyler Ducharme
William Evans
Zachary Payne
Zack Passen

Drivers Eligible for 7pm Qualifier

AJ Albreada
Aj Thomas
Andrew Hilliker
BJ Sheldon
Bobby Flood
Bradley Krause
Brandon Watkins
Brendan Morgan
Caleb Durgan
CD Coville
Chace Biron
Connor Ross
Corbey Daniels
Corey Heffron
Curtis Berleue
Dakota Erhardt
Denis Caridnal
Dillon Steuer
Dylan Houser
Emmett Waldron
Greg Netherwood
Greg Reed
Hunter Marvel
Jarrad Wakefield
Jimmy Zacharias
Joe August
Joe Donahue
Joe Garcia
Joe Matthews
Joe Toth
Joey Buonagurio
Johnny Lakata
Justin Williams
Kyle Rochinski
Lance Irwin
Matt Hoffman
Matt Irwin
Matt Rigatti
Mike Fowler
Patrick LaPage
Paul Mancini
Paul Negus
Philip Normandin
Randy Mallett
Reed Whitney
Robby Dunn
Russell Morseman III
Ryan Simmons
Seth Miles
Shayne Pierce
Ted Barcomb
Ted Starr
Thomas D’Angelo
Thomas Van Vorst
Trevor Collins
Tyler Puchlaski

 
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9 hours ago, Rebob0510 said:

Haha you know it, that is also as close to the real thing as some people might get 😂🤣

This could go on forever. 

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11 hours ago, Rebob0510 said:

There are a ton real drivers on the list!

 

Alex Payne
Anthony Perrego
Billy VanInwegen
Billy Whittaker
Bobby Trapper
Braden Eyler
Brandon Planck
Brian Berger
Bryce Bailey
Chris Hile
Cody Higbie
Cole Neuhalfen
Colin Bokus
Dakota Hartzell
Dale Planck
Dustin Leverknight
Dylan Yeager
Glenn Reinhart
Jerry Higbie
Jordan Poirier
Joseph Isabell
Joshua Sunn
Kevin Sockriter
Leo McGurrin
Louden Reimert
Matt Hearn
Matthew Yorker
Maxime Paquette
Mike Mahaney
Mike Phelps
Nick Cooper
Pat Reiser
Payton Talbot
Quentin Young
Quinn Wallis
Rob Hile
Robby Schaeffer
Ryan Bartlett
Ryan Dolbear
Shane Andrews
Shilo Boyce
Tim Hartman Jr
Travis MIller
Tyler Ducharme
William Evans
Zachary Payne
Zack Passen

Drivers Eligible for 7pm Qualifier

AJ Albreada
Aj Thomas
Andrew Hilliker
BJ Sheldon
Bobby Flood
Bradley Krause
Brandon Watkins
Brendan Morgan
Caleb Durgan
CD Coville
Chace Biron
Connor Ross
Corbey Daniels
Corey Heffron
Curtis Berleue
Dakota Erhardt
Denis Caridnal
Dillon Steuer
Dylan Houser
Emmett Waldron
Greg Netherwood
Greg Reed
Hunter Marvel
Jarrad Wakefield
Jimmy Zacharias
Joe August
Joe Donahue
Joe Garcia
Joe Matthews
Joe Toth
Joey Buonagurio
Johnny Lakata
Justin Williams
Kyle Rochinski
Lance Irwin
Matt Hoffman
Matt Irwin
Matt Rigatti
Mike Fowler
Patrick LaPage
Paul Mancini
Paul Negus
Philip Normandin
Randy Mallett
Reed Whitney
Robby Dunn
Russell Morseman III
Ryan Simmons
Seth Miles
Shayne Pierce
Ted Barcomb
Ted Starr
Thomas D’Angelo
Thomas Van Vorst
Trevor Collins
Tyler Puchlaski

 

Did DTD decide to allow more than 55 racers in the series?

The buildup to this is almost as exciting as seeing the cars lined up under the Grandstand seeing how the week will unfold at the Syracuse Mile!

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We allowed 45 drivers ish into the main field based on their status as either an invite status or a high enough iRacing (how good you are in game).  Everyone else went to a preliminary feature that will be run at 7pm each Wednesday.  That will not be broadcast.  The top 10 in this series get into the main program at 8:30pm.  

As for Bob.  I used to make fun of it, sometimes still do.  It is a video game, but man I have a blast with it.  For me the racing is a close as I'll ever get to owning a race car.  The other aspect I really like about this right now is getting on and chatting in game and in discord (live chat like teamspeak etc).  I've had the chance to hang out with all of my racing friends in our discord channel during this pandemic.  It's been a blast.  I didn't get to see a lot of them in person, so this is the best that can happen right now.

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1 hour ago, MikeMallett said:

As for Bob.  I used to make fun of it, sometimes still do.  It is a video game, but man I have a blast with it.  For me the racing is a close as I'll ever get to owning a race car.  The other aspect I really like about this right now is getting on and chatting in game and in discord (live chat like teamspeak etc).  I've had the chance to hang out with all of my racing friends in our discord channel during this pandemic.  It's been a blast.  I didn't get to see a lot of them in person, so this is the best that can happen right now.

For someone like me who's life took him in a different direction, it's a great way to stay connected with my racing family up north because I only get to go to a handful of races these days. 

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6 hours ago, FondaFan16 said:

For someone like me who's life took him in a different direction, it's a great way to stay connected with my racing family up north because I only get to go to a handful of races these days. 

Life took you in a different direction??? I'm not even sure what it is you do for a living but I'd just about guarantee there are jobs similar to yours here in NY. If you really wanted one, you'd have one. Come on GT... it's more believable when you tell the truth and say "My ass got soft when I took this job because I no longer have to clean my car off and shovel the driveway just to go to work." :sarcastichand:

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A few positive notes regarding iRacing now that we're just about a month into the Modifieds:

 

A couple iRacing staff friends confirmed that the Big Blocks were their biggest release ever. More people bought the Mods in the first week they were out than any other piece of content ever in their first week. More sales than NASCAR Cup, Indycar, Sprint Cars, Late Models in their first week released, and any track like Daytona, Indy, Spa, Monza, and so on. I don't have a hard number but that's a LOT of people racing our relatively regional cars.

 

Continuing off the popularity, I finally got a computer and monitor capable of racing at night without exploding, and found out just how popular these cars are. First race I ran as a test run had 74 people registered to run 358s in the middle of the day on a Wednesday, which is pretty insane, and that happens every hour. I've been sim racing/iRacing for about 9 years now and primarily ran NASCAR to start, and was pretty surprised to see a couple of my old asphalt friends in the race I was in. Pretty happy to find out that they all love the Modifieds and consider them to be the best dirt cars on the game (which is the general consensus), and will be paying much more attention to the real life counterparts this season now that they are familiar with the division and enjoy driving them. A couple of them from Florida definitely plan on hitting Ocala and Volusia when the Modifieds are down there next month because of how much fun they've had with them on iRacing. Having our cars on iRacing is a pretty badass promotional tool aimed towards race fans not very familiar with the Mods, seeing photos and videos of a racing series you're not familiar with is one thing, but falling in love with driving the virtual version because they're so fun is a whole new level. 

 

Speaking of promotion, my latest count shows there's still over 100 people using a DTD skin on the game, and that number has been pretty constant since the cars were released. Free promotion for DTD.

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