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  • TrackHQ iRacing Series

    There has been some interest in a TrackHQ iRacing series so I thought I'd throw something together and see if it sticks. Given the various time zones involved what time and day would work best for everyone for a 1 hr block of iRacing?

    8pm PST Thursdays? Any other thoughts?

    Basic rules:
    • Spec Car - MX5 cup car / fixed setup
    • No full motion simulators - fixed base cockpits only. Dining room tables allowed.
    • Alternate pedals (hydraulic/load cell/etc) allowed
    • All driver aids allowed
    • Any shifter allowed
    • Maximum of 3 monitors
    • Headsets will make life easier and more fun and less irritating for the SO.
    • Don't crash out the organizer



    Series details pending.

    Start practicing.

    Mark
    AiM Data and Video systems, Suspension Setup, Race car builds, support, and rentals. At your beck and call.

    Mark Nichols
    Iron Canyon Motorsports
    http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com

  • #2
    I'm in.
    What does fixed setup mean?
    2001 MR2-Eleven
    Experience Points: 21
    Youtube Channel.

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    • #3
      Fixed setup = spec simulator racing?
      I.E. everyone has the same setup on their cars.

      Looks like I'll be downloading iRacing in the near future. And dusting off the triple monitors once again.

      Thursdays at 8pm work for me.

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      • #4
        No setup changes to the car allowed. Not sure if this is an option for hosted races so I need to verify it. OTH I'm not against opening setup changes if thats what most want but I'm trying to keep it simple for everyone and the setup changes complicate things.

        Mark




        Originally posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
        I'm in.
        What does fixed setup mean?
        AiM Data and Video systems, Suspension Setup, Race car builds, support, and rentals. At your beck and call.

        Mark Nichols
        Iron Canyon Motorsports
        http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com

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        • #5
          So, this means no adjustment to any settings such as camber, toe, spring rate, etc? I am in favor of this, since I can't setup a car for sh*t.
          2001 MR2-Eleven
          Experience Points: 21
          Youtube Channel.

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          • #6
            I tried setting up the MX-5 once. Undrivable is the word that best describes it. Fixed setup is good. Is there a baseline on iRacing?
            www.TrackHQ.com

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            • #7
              Yes, it has default settings you can use. They are OK, but the car pushes like a plow on throttle and the brake bias is a bit too forward. On the other had, it's relatively safe.
              2001 MR2-Eleven
              Experience Points: 21
              Youtube Channel.

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              • #8
                I'm in.
                I'm going to start practicing my trash talking this week.
                -Anthony
                1991 Miata - Trogdor SuperMiata
                2011 Ram 2500 - all the torque

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ucfbrett View Post
                  I tried setting up the MX-5 once. Undrivable is the word that best describes it. Fixed setup is good. Is there a baseline on iRacing?
                  I tried iRacing back in 2010 and had the same experience. The car felt like it was on ice. I think the tire model was "off".

                  I know others have had the same experience. Has iRacing improved since then to the point where the cars drive realistically?

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                  • #10
                    I Found this promo for 3 months for $5 - PR-New5Dollar

                    Looks like there could also be a referral bonus that could be used. I'd prefer if this went to someone putting in the time to organize the series (markn).
                    -Anthony
                    1991 Miata - Trogdor SuperMiata
                    2011 Ram 2500 - all the torque

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                    • #11
                      I'm in.

                      I really hope all these negative comments about the iRacing Physics @ Tire model are just excuses for sucking. i really like the new tire model for GT6, much improved over GT5 in terms of braking and lateral balancing and how it feels going over the limit of the tire, I guess this will be my baseline for comparing to iRacing.

                      Aren't there settings you can adjust on iRacing to make the physics more realistic? I know on GT6 where you need to put the steering wheel setting on simulator instead of the ****y arcade mode.
                      SuperMiata S2 Class #33

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Johns_EvoIXSE View Post
                        I'm in.

                        I really hope all these negative comments about the iRacing Physics @ Tire model are just excuses for sucking.
                        They are
                        HP Autowerks 335i - 1st Place @ RTA Las Vegas 2010
                        HP Autowerks 335i @ Buttonwillow - 1:59.1
                        HP Autowerks 335i @ Laguna Seca
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                        Lexus IS-F @ Chuckwalla
                        100cc TonyKart @ Adams
                        125cc TonyKart Shifter @ Apex

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                        • #13
                          ^ So true. I revised my opinion. The physics aren't that bad. Somewhere around GT6 territory. Definitely good enough.
                          2001 MR2-Eleven
                          Experience Points: 21
                          Youtube Channel.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SDSUsnowboards View Post
                            ^ So true. I revised my opinion. The physics aren't that bad. Somewhere around GT6 territory. Definitely good enough.
                            Here's a bit of what goes in to building a car in iRacing -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFYzcMB5PwY

                            Particularly neat how they go to great lengths to calculate the masses, inertias, etc of various sections/parts of the car (around 18:00 in the video)

                            They also laser-scan the tracks to make them perfectly accurate, etc...
                            Last edited by J. Tyler; 12-24-2014, 04:24 PM.
                            HP Autowerks 335i - 1st Place @ RTA Las Vegas 2010
                            HP Autowerks 335i @ Buttonwillow - 1:59.1
                            HP Autowerks 335i @ Laguna Seca
                            Buttonwillow dorifto
                            Lexus IS-F @ Chuckwalla
                            100cc TonyKart @ Adams
                            125cc TonyKart Shifter @ Apex

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                            • #15
                              Glad to hear you got the physics sorted out Seth.
                              SuperMiata S2 Class #33

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