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 a positive attitude regardless of what happens.”
Liam Rudzitis, “Take extra time to setup passes. It pays off to wait an extra corner if it means you lose less time during your overtake. When the opportunity presents itself, setup for a fast corner exit and attempt to get alongside/past your opponent before the next corner.”
Ken Tubman, “… swear at my stupid mistakes. Watch for faster class cars and try to let them by smoothly.”
What do you recommend racers Never do before a race?
Anker Berg-Sonne , “Change anything they haven’t thoroughly tested and become comfortable with.”
Chris Braun, “Eat a very large burrito.”
Liam Rudzitis, “Drive too close to the car ahead of you during the pace laps. You are less likely to be involved in avoidable contact, while also saving some extra fuel.”
Ken Tubman, “Practice so they can beat me. Change your set up.”
What do you recommend racers never do while in a race?
Anker Berg-Sonne , “Hit the center view button. Drive beyond their abilities.”
Chris Braun, “Don’t be mean or rude to other drivers even if you think they wronged you.”
Liam Rudzitis, “I never recommend pulling over or unpredictably slow down for lapping cars. It pays to be predictable in the corners to prevent avoidable contact.”
Ken Tubman, “Get too greedy and try to pass people in bad spots.”