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2019 ChampCar Sim Series - Round 10, VIR - 7/24/2019, 7/30/2019, 8/7/2019

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After the glitz and glamour of Indianapolis, with all such associated highs (@David Haines) and lows (@Jab31169), we're back down to ChampCar roots at VIR. The classic 24hr is always a special occasion and we will pay a small homage to it in the CCSS. The race will start just before sunset and end in darkness, testing drivers to the limit. 

 

PLEASE NOTE - the Championship race will be 2 hours long instead of the usual 1 hour - this is a special consideration for this round to reflect the endurance required to complete the real event. The championship round will start at 9pm on 7-August and finish at 11pm (Eastern Time). 

 

Session Details

 

  • Practice Round 1: Wednesday, 24-July-2019
  • Practice Round 2: Wednesday, 31-July-2019
  • Championship Round: Wednesday, 7-August-2019
  • Practice Start: 6:00pm ET/6:00pm PT
  • Qualifying Start: 8:00pm ET/8:00pm PT
  • Race Start: 9:00pm ET/9:00pm PT
  • Cars: Maxda MX-5 Cup - 2015
  • Track: Virginia International Raceway - Full Course
  • In-Sim Session Date: Saturday, 10-August-2019
  • In-Sim Session Start Time: 2:00pm
  • In-Sim Time Multiplier: 2x
  • Weather: Auto-Generated
  • Setup: Fixed, iRacing Baseline with 4.2g Fuel
  • Fast Repairs: 1
  • License Requirements: Practice Rounds (None), Championship Round (>D2.0)

 

Useful Links
 

2019 ChampCar Sim Series schedule

Guide to iRacing and Hardware

How to create your own iRacing paints

iRacing Tips and Resources

Discord Server

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Man I am a BONEHEAD! I totally forgot about tonight. Is there a way to set up alerts from the League page in iRacing so I don't forget about these? 

 

I need to do some road course racing beforehand to build up my license. 

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I think it only takes 3-4 clean rookie races to get a D license. Just avoid taking incidents and you will be eligible in no time. 

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1 hour ago, Hugh Jass said:

I think it only takes 3-4 clean rookie races to get a D license. Just avoid taking incidents and you will be eligible in no time. 

 

Yea, just start from the pits and avoid offs and contact.

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10 hours ago, Jab31169 said:

 

Yea, just start from the pits and avoid offs and contact.

 

So the exact opposite of what I do... Huh... 🤣

 

I did Tsukaba(?) for the first time last night, "stay in the back and learn the track dummy" turned into YEA RACING RACING RACING YEAAAAA. I will say, the big ovals are STUPID fun, but hard to build your iRating. There are some meatballs on there for sure. At Daytona in the trucks I literally don't bother qualifying, I just start in the back and drive around the wrecks (most of the at least 🙄).

 

I'm actually having Lasik done this morning, so hopefully I can jump back on tomorrow and get up to D class road course, then go run a ton of laps at VIR. 

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On 7/23/2019 at 7:33 PM, Rapido said:

 

PLEASE NOTE - the Championship race will be 2 hours long instead of the usual 1 hour - this is a special consideration for this round to reflect the endurance required to complete the real event. The championship round will start at 9pm on 7-August and finish at 11pm (Eastern Time). 

 Not 2.4 hours? 🤪

 

Is tonights practice 2 hours or just 45 mins?

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@Jamie race tonight is 1 hour, same as the other rounds, 9pm-10pm Eastern. 

 

Championship round next week will be 2 hours, 9pm-11pm Eastern.

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2 hours ago, Jab31169 said:

@pintodave You get that D yet? Gonna show up for practice tonight?

 

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I'm going to be careful how I answer that 🤣 but yes I am licensed properly and will be attending.

 

If I totally suck arse I'll just ride around the back and get my butt kicked as punishment for not practicing more this week LOL (one more clean Oval race and I'll be +4.0 SR for an auto bump to C, so that's what I've been working on)

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Well that was a bit rough to say the least. I just need more seat time @ VIR to string laps together... 

 

Just like real endurance racing, I learned a lot from my first hour-long iRacing stint:

 

- I forgot to practice VIR at night in iRacing, whoops

- need moar fans in room

- serious question, can you use anti-fog with the Rift? after about 30 minutes it was not only dark, but I had some nice simulated fog going on

 

 

5 minutes ago, Jab31169 said:

@pintodave Missed ya on the mic.  

 

Yea I am literally hopping over to the hardware thread to ask about that...

 

Say @Jab31169 did it look sweet in your mirror when I sent it sailing into the tires on lap 1.5????  🤣

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Is is me or is that car miserable after 30 minutes? It just has no turn in bite and understeers like a minivan 

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50 minutes ago, pintodave said:

Well that was a bit rough to say the least. I just need more seat time @ VIR to string laps together... 

 

Just like real endurance racing, I learned a lot from my first hour-long iRacing stint:

 

- I forgot to practice VIR at night in iRacing, whoops

- need moar fans in room

- serious question, can you use anti-fog with the Rift? after about 30 minutes it was not only dark, but I had some nice simulated fog going on

 

 

 

Yea I am literally hopping over to the hardware thread to ask about that...

 

Say @Jab31169 did it look sweet in your mirror when I sent it sailing into the tires on lap 1.5????  🤣

 

For the mic, you have to go into your settings in the game, go to audio, and there is the chat setup, you'll have to configure it to use the rift s mic and output though the rift.  Then you'll have to configure a push to talk.

 

I dont really get any fogging issues, but I would imagine someone already has and put it up somewhere on the interwebs.

 

Also, go install crew cheif and get him setup

 

40 minutes ago, Jamie said:

Is is me or is that car miserable after 30 minutes? It just has no turn in bite and understeers like a minivan 

 

Maybe a little, lots of trail brake required.  Make sure you take tires at the pit stop.

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6 minutes ago, Jab31169 said:

 

Also, go install crew cheif and get him setup

 

Dude, that app looks amazing! Never heard of it before.

 

And yes, I forgot the Rift has a built in mic, hopefully it's worth a crap. I'll play with it tomorrow. 

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1 minute ago, pintodave said:

 

Dude, that app looks amazing! Never heard of it before.

 

And yes, I forgot the Rift has a built in mic, hopefully it's worth a crap. I'll play with it tomorrow. 

 

Its pretty good, paul and I were in a discord chat the whole time and its just like sitting in the room with someone else.  The speakers in the Rift leave a lot to be desired, but the mic is pretty good.

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14 hours ago, Jab31169 said:

 

Maybe a little, lots of trail brake required.  Make sure you take tires at the pit stop.

 

Even in the hour long race?! Front tires said they were at 92% rears were 99%. 

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1 hour ago, Jab31169 said:

Oh hell yea.  No reason not to, generally wont be done with fuel by the time tires are done.

 

You trolling me? I thought fuel was done after tires?! 

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On 8/1/2019 at 4:51 PM, Jab31169 said:

Nope, they do it at the same time. Most all races everyone take tires

wtf i never take tires. i still think you are trolling me

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22 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

@pintodave are you going to make your debut tomorrow night?

 

Yea man, I should be there! I'll hop on discord during practice and make sure everything works. Do you use the general channel? 

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Typically.  I might be a little late to the qualifying session but I should be there by race time.

 

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Fun race last night, two hours is hard in a VR headset.  Hope all the HJ guys have fun at the 24 you lucky som batches!!!  Missed ya @pintodave, I spotted you mowing grass down the hill at south bend.  

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