How do you handle a slick Eldora Speedway in an iRacing 360 Sprint Car? Weston Newell offers this video as a learning tool. Note the throttle inputs.
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Surface: Asphalt Oval, Asphalt Road
- Sunday – Global Mazda MX-5 Cup (Road)
- Wednesday – Asphalt Street Stock (Oval)
- Friday – Tour Modified (Oval)
- Saturday – NASCAR iRacing Class A Cup Car on Superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega)
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From iRacing Staff:
USAC and iRacing will have an official announcement in the coming weeks but we needed to let the cat out of the bag as this is time sensitive. iRacers will need to qualify into this series.
Starting Monday night June 25 and running every two hours, the regular USAC 410 Non-Winged Series will act as the qualifying series for the 2019 USAC World Championship. This series will runs for 9 weeks ending Monday August 26 . It will allow two drop weeks. The top 35 in overall points will be invited to participate in the inaugural USAC World Championship (details to follow).
The 2019 USAC World Championship will begin on Wednesday, September 11 at 9pm. It will consist of nine races, one every Wednesday night for nine weeks, ending on November 6. This series will not have any drop weeks. The details for this series have not yet been finalized and are to be determined.
Many of the details for the World Championship series are still being discussed and are yet to be decided. However, according to USAC officials, it will pay at least $10,000 to the Series Champion.
Once all of the details are finalized, there will be an official publicized announcement with a more formal detail of prizes, sponsors, schedules, etc.
This is all that has been authorized for release at the moment. Hopefully this gives iRacing Non-Winged Sprint Car Racers a couple of weeks to get your Dirt 410 Wingless Sprint chops up!
Qualifying begins on June 25.
Good Luck to All.
NOTE: New iRacing setups are added for the current official racing week beginning Monday mornings at 1:00 am eastern time. I continue to add setups later on Monday and a few trickle in throughout the week. If you’re looking for any iRacing setup for official racing during the upcoming week, there is no point in looking before 1:00 am eastern on Monday morning.
For 2019 Season 3, Old School Racing Motorsports will focus on setup building for the following classes in this order (with possible occasional variations):
- 360 Sprint Cars
- 410 Sprint Cars
- Asphalt Late Model Stock Cars
- Dirt Super Late Models
- Asphalt Legends Cars
We’re also going to focus on producing some setups for both the Asphalt and Dirt Street Stock cars. In spite of the fact that the official series are all fixed setup, we have found that setups for these cars are popular. My theory is that people use the setups in hosted races. For the Asphalt Street Stock, setups for the Charlotte Oval are at the top of the list as this is a very popular track in hosted iRacing.
Beyond that, we will work with the cars listed below IF we get time.
- UMP Modifieds
- Pro Late Models
- SK Modifieds
That’s a lot of cars to build for and we may not build setups for all of the cars every week. All we can do is start at the top and work down until we finish or run out of time. If we get a request for a specific car we may move it up in priority.
That’s just what we are going to attempt to build. We will also continue to provide iRacing setups for virtually all oval racing disciplines available on iRacing including the big oval series. We receive these setups from several different sources.
I decided to add this video here because a lot of people ask how to drive the iRacing Winged Sprint Cars or how to get more speed in the iRacing 410 Winged Sprint Cars. This is Weston Newell, a guy I consider one of the top drivers in the 410 Sprint Cars. You may be surprised by how slow he runs in the corners. It’s the same old cliche I’ve heard at least ten thousand times since I started playing around in simulated racing: slow is fast. What you really have to keep in mind is, smooth is fast, and sometimes you have to slow it way down to keep it smooth. There is a fine line there. You want to go as fast as you can while remaining smooth. You can find that fine line with practice. Now I’ll let the video do the talking.
Here are some more tips from Weston Newell.
The key is to [stay out of the slick as much] as possible. It’s possible to run through the slick around the entire track and be fast…but the track needs to be VERY slick for that to be the case. Most often you either want to be on the top or on the bottom. If the fast line is the top and you are faster than the person in front of you then you will have no choice but to throw a slider for the position. Make sure you have room in front of him to slide into and get a run of momentum that he doesn’t have. Dive to the bottom and let the car slide up the track into the top lane. If you have more momentum you will easily clear him (you are cutting off track distance by going low).
[This is a] video of me running in a 410 sprint car on a VERY slick Knoxville track for a league race. Pay attention to throttle control and limiting the wheel movement. This is a slicker track than you will EVER see in an official race. The grip is there you just have to know where to be! (This usually comes from seat time).
At the beginning of the race I was for SURE full throttle in the straights. If you can get some grip you can go full speed but if you are running high (in the slick) in the straights then I am NOT full throttle. Likely 3/4 or so! If you run low in the straights (on the tacky stuff) then you have no issues going hammer down! Just make sure you time it correctly and don’t get in it too hard to early. I will look into making a few videos with wheel inputs! I just made a few videos recently for fun. Unfortunately my PC isn’t the greatest (I race in VR just fine) but it struggles a bit with clarity during replays. The car doesn’t look like it’s on the track due to my own stupidity. I used the “gyro” cam and moved its location… I however forgot to tick the little box that says “camera is not in car”. So there are no shadows done for the LF wheel etc… that is why it looks so goofy! As you can tell i’m no professional YouTuber haha! I will try to record one tomorrow (I can do this race if you’d like) and get it posted up. I’d say sometimes the small amount of throttle used is surprising…other times you are on the gas more than what you would think you can be!