Dean’s List -Tip Jar – Installment 9

Sage SIM advice from fellow PCA Sim Racers!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Dave Kraige, “Check that the right car setup is loaded.  Check fuel calculations.  Set placeholder services for your first pit stop.  Make sure the delta display is set right; otherwise I don’t know if I’m fast or not!

James Legault, “I’m 66. Hitting the head before a driving stint is priority #1!”

Matthew Kuekes, “Go to the restroom! Make sure all my inputs (steering, pedals) are hooked up and registering as expected. Load the Race Setup after qually!”

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Dean’s List -Tip Jar – Special Ops!

Some sensible advice from Major Chris Walsh!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Chris Walsh, “Always know your fuel strategy, if you plan to stop, triple check calculations and know the max you need and the min you need.  Run a full race stint, understand tire wear and if you will need to take them in the race.  Practice in the hardest conditions and know how to find that extra pace for qualifying.   Don’t drink to much water either.”


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Dean’s List – Tip Jar – SIM Pro Edition

Sage advice from Virtual Racing Schools Pro sim racer David Williams!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

David Williams, “Warm-up properly – at least for important races!”


What do you ensure you always do in a race?

David Williams, “Hit my marks, stay as composed as possible, and control the controllable.”


What do you recommend racers never do before a race?

David Williams, “Be unprepared.”


What do you recommend racers never do while in a race?

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2021-05-10T23:11:26-04:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: tipjar|

The Tip Jar – Special Pro Racer Edition 2

Sage advice from fellow sim racer and real-life pro race car driver, Riley Dickinson!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Riley Dickinson, Think through different possibilities of how a start can go and what I will do so when one of them comes to fruition I’m better prepared.”


What do you ensure you always do in a race?

Riley Dickinson, “Deep breathes and stay calm.”


What do you recommend racers never do before a race?

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Installment 8 – The Tip Jar

Sage SIM advice from fellow PCA Sim iRacers!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Rafael Amorim, “I always like to check my general setup and more specifically fuel load and brake bias.”

Karl Bocchieri, “One race last season my computer crashed just as I was signing on, got everything back but didn’t even qualify and had a terrible race.  Now I sign on and make sure the equipment is working well before the race.”

Chris Ciborowski, “Practice, hydrate, and be sure that the rig systems/software are ready to go. Right before, relax.”

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The Tip Jar – Special Pro Racer Edition

Sage advice from fellow sim racer and real-life pro race car driver, Tyler Cooke!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Tyler Cooke, “I listen to some pump-up music, go over setup with the engineer, and focus on what I need to do to get the best result. A lot of times I am watching the broadcast and time charts to see how the car is doing throughout the stint and when the fall off starts. Knowing that information can help with finishing the race.”


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The Tip Jar – Installment 6

Sage advice from fellow PCA Sim Racers!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Anker Berg-Sonne , “Pee, Practice.”

Chris Braun, “Turn on the fan and drink a glass of water.”

Liam Rudzitis, “Make sure the car setup has changed from qualifying/race setup.”

Ken Tubman, “Turn on my fan, Start Crew Chief, Connect to Discord, Set Discord to PTT (rather than voice activated) so I can …”


What do you ensure you always do in a race?

Anker Berg-Sonne , “Get all the sound inputs and outputs right.”

Chris Braun, “Try to stay calm and have Read More >

2021-03-13T16:41:29-05:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: tipjar|Tags: , |

The Tip Jar – Installment 5

Sage advice from fellow PCA Sim Racers!


by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Bob Moore, “I have a routine checklist. I always calculate my fuel load and program a few buttons on my wheel with a few fuel load options. Sort of a min/max calculation.”

“Next, I power up the UPS/Computer, Alpinestars on, turn Trading Paints off (for PCA national races), fire up Steam and initialize the Valve Index, fire up the DD1, fire up CrewChief, fire up the Standings dashboard, fire up the motion control software, tighten my 5 point Read More >

2021-02-20T19:35:42-05:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: tipjar|Tags: , , |
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