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 time to spend I don’t drive many races… Yet!”
What do you ensure you always do in a race?
Donald ‘Lee’ Binkley, “During the race, make sure to be professional, courteous and allow faster cars, leaders pass safely. Saying thank you after being given a pass pays dividends.”
JR Gregory, “Don’t let mind drift, don’t worry about what others are doing.“
Martin Gibbins, “Respect the other drivers.”
Chris Saari, “I try really hard to drive as if the cars are real, I’m doing my best to not run into people, go off track, etc. I suspect I’ll never win a race this way, but I’m using it as training for driving IRL, not to be winning in the sim.”
What do you recommend racers never do before a race?
Donald ‘Lee’ Binkley, “Never recommend a setup change just prior to a race.”
JR Gregory, “Never do more than the bare minimum practice so you are driving fresh.“
Martin Gibbins, “Drink.”
Chris Saari, “I’m the last person to be offering other people racing advice!“
What do you recommend racers never do while in a race?
Donald ‘Lee’ Binkley, “After an off track, always verify traffic before reentering track. Make every effort to stay online while faster cars are overtaking. I’ve made mistakes on both parts. And please limit headlight flashing” ….(Hmmm…JR?. DC!)
JR Gregory, “Become emotional.“