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Dean’s List – The Fast 5 Lightning Edition

Installment 15
by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

 

Congratulations, you have found yourself in the pole position on the Dean’s List!

The Dean’s List is the place for me to ask questions of fellow PCA Sim Racing competitors, hopefully gleaning tidbits of information about their likes, dislikes, and equipment.

Installment 15 is a fast one! We welcome this winner’s selection of Podium step heroes, champions, and fast closing speedsters. You’ll find their interviews compelling and enlightening.

Get ready for a fast ride through the PCA regions for some more SIMtastic facts.

Michael Coholich

PCA Region: Great Plains
Car: 2007 Cayman base 5-speed

“I’m currently serving Active Duty

Tip Jar – The Fast 5 Lightning Edition

Installment 15
by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

Grab a bag of great advice from these wizards of the race track!

Michael Coholich, PCA Region: Great Plains. Car: 2007 Cayman base 5-speed

Garrett Taylor, PCA Region: Kansas City. Car: Radical SR3 RSX

Jochem Bakker, PCA Region: California Inland. Car: 2017 Porsche Cayman S

Terrence Tong, PCA Region: Upper Canada. Car: 2016 GT4

Travis Brodie, PCA Region: Palmetto Region. Car: 1992 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Coupe


What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Michael Coholich, “Practice! Detailed practice! Practice with someone way

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Take note..implement these Tips into your SIM racing and you will be golden.

Todays professors of the track;
Gabriel Albano, Gold Coast, 2015- Cayman S.
Tristan Bayless, Redwood Region Zone 7, 1968- 912 “Outlaw”
David Glenn, Texas Hill Country, 2013- Boxster.
Shea McNeely, Oregon Region, 1985- 944

by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA


What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Gabriel Albano, “Go to the bathroom, make sure I have a full glass of water.”

Tristan Bayless, “Bathroom. Water nearby. Stream all set to go. Social media updated with going live alerts. Emergency snack nearby. Background applications closed. Cat located in case she

The Tip Jar – Installment 13. Lucky for Some!

by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA


What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Dean Chapman, “Trip to the loo, ensure the kids+wife leave me alone, switch off the phone!


What do you ensure you always do in a race?

Dean Chapman, “Be courteous, check black box relatives..”


What do you recommend racers never do before a race?

Dean Chapman, “Get too hyper pumped”


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

Dean Chapman, “Re-enter track before checking black box/ dive bomb stupid corners that are NOT for overtaking/  keep an open mic in discord or iRacing

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by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA


What do you ensure you always do before a race?

Isaac Gillissen, “Toilet break. Weight reduction is key!


What do you ensure you always do in a race?

Isaac Gillissen, “Stay calm, calculated, and patient..”


What do you recommend racers never do before a race?

Isaac Gillissen, “Chug an energy drink. First, you’ll have a big rush and then a crash in your concentration level and probably on track too…”


What do you recommend racers never do

The Tip Jar – Installment 11

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?

Donald ‘Lee’ Binkley, A restroom break is a definite requirement for me before racing. Cleaning the VR lenses, verifying the fuel level and vehicle setup are recommended. I have bottled water and chewing gum nearby.

JR Gregory, Pee, load correct setup, clear tires.

Martin Gibbins,  Take a pee.

Chris Saari, I don’t race until I feel comfortable on a track, which means I spend a lot of time in test drives, and since I don’t have a lot of

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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?

Andrew Smiley, Put away my iPhone.”

Bill Anderson, Check my setup and fuel level.  Breathe.”

Jose Rivas, Go to the bathroom.”

Will Waldron, “Make sure my VR headset is facing forward when I calibrate.”


What do you ensure you always do in a race?

Andrew Smiley, “Put on a fan.”

Bill Anderson, Try my best to execute my plan, manage the car and my pace to get the best result.”

Jose Rivas, Say out loud “slow is fast” to calm down.

Will Waldron,

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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!”

Todd

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