Jack Brady Posted January 25 Share Posted January 25 Absolutely not, I don't think we are losing drivers to iRacing. No one giving up a real ride to go do iRacing. But many kids that could possibly get in to racing or even get interested in going to watch racing would rather be racing online. Probably losing more potential fans than potential drivers. Like I said there are kids and a lot of grownups all around the world who love racing our type of modifieds on iRacing. They are fans in the sense that they may watch on Flo or Dirtvision, but you'll never see them at the track. I've debated it myself many times on whether to go see a live race again. When I can log on to my computer and be racing myself against others in just a few minutes. And I know that no one is cheating and I'm only going to be beat by someone who out drives me. And I still get that amazing adrenaline boost when I'm racing online, especially when I win. And like people said the owners have just dried up, most people getting in to racing these days come from families with money. I can spend a few thousand $$ and I'm set to race with no maintenance or ever worrying about the motor or chassis wearing out. I don't have to spend tons of cash on the needed safety apparel. My tire and fuel bill are $0.00. I don't even need a garage. There are a few very very few, that are actually taking their success from online and being able to move to a real-life racing scenario. The top e-racer in the world was able to go to an actually racing school for free and actually excelled in the program. Had never been out of his hometown in the Netherlands before. So where is he know? Still racing online. Sure, he might have been able to become a great driver, the instructors thought so, but without money behind you there is no place to go. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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