Dean’s List – Installment 8

by Dean Chapman, Northern New Jersey Region PCA

Congratulations – Welcome to Installment 8!

You have found yourself on the pole position at 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.

Keep your head up, your eyes down field and make sure to point out the track flag stations as you go by.

Our iRacers today are track day pilots, devilishly fast with a sprinkling of street legal road runners thrown into the frothy mix…

Rafael Amorim, Peachstate Region. and a gorgeous Porsche

The Tip Jar – Installment 8

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.”

Tamer

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.”


What do

Let’s Do Some Math

By Anker Berg-Sonne, Northeast Region PCA

As a beginner iRacer, one of the more depressing experiences is to have the leaders of the race lap you once, twice, or maybe more times. This may tempt you to try to drive faster and take more risks, but I think you will change your mind after this small math exercise!

The average lap time for the courses we normally drive in the PCA Sim Racing League is one to two minutes, and we typically run right around 40 minutes or 20 to 40 laps. So how much slower than the leaders can you drive

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Reference

Just as in real racing, sim racing requires preparation, training, and orientation to enjoy the hobby. Our Racecraft page will get you started with racing equipment, training, and orientation. As you might have guessed, it is possible to spend a nominal amount of money getting going, or also as you may have guessed, a significant amount of money. But as is always the case, proficiency comes with practice.

Join PCA Sim Racing!

You can register with the League on this webpage. You’ll need your PCA Member Number, your active iRacing.com Member Number, and an email you can be

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