Every few days we see more content coming out for iRacing Dirt. The trucks were actually mentioned by Tony Gardner in December, along with the Legends Cars. Both will be released with the first iRacing Dirt build. I’ve quoted Tony’s full statement below if you want to read it. The meat is the content he mentions.
- Eldora Speedway
- Williams Grove Speedway
- USA International Speedway
- More tracks in the works.
- 305, 358, and 410 Dirt Super Late Models
- Wingless Dirt 410 Sprint Car
- 305, 360, and 410 Winged Spring Cars
- Dirt Trucks
- Dirt Legends
- Dirt Street Stock
I’m really getting anxious to see some more dirt tracks scanned and in the pipe.
The latest announcement is that the dirt cushion has now been implemented and is being used by the alpha testing group. The cushion moves up the track over the course of a race. Here’s the latest image of the Dirt Late Model at Williams Grove Speedway.
Here’s what Tony Gardner had to say in December.
As you probably are aware we are very excited about “dirt” and have heard the same from so many of you. Major pieces of it have been finished for months. There are so many details, facets and challenges to this new form of racing for us graphically and physically. We had many new development challenges to tackle and many new and unique features to develop. I think you will be very impressed with all the work and detail put into this when you get a chance to see it and drive it. However, a few smaller things are still lingering and we want to nail this down to our satisfaction. The small things can make a big difference. We would not expect to release it by year end either with the year winding down and holidays etc. The good news is we feel we are close and are still optimistic to release before the March build. We would do a “mid-season” release if the feature/Dirt was ready. As far as content we have Eldora, Williams Grove and a dirt version of USA Speedway about done and more tracks in the works already. We have 305, 358 and 410 versions of a Dirt Super Late Model. We have a wingless dirt 410 sprint car. We have a winged Sprint Car including 305, 360 and 410 versions. We are putting the cars through our CFD “wind tunnel” to get better aero data, especially for the Winged Sprint car. We also will have dirt versions of our NASCAR truck and a dirt version of the legends car out of the gate. Much more coming and already in the works including global rally cross. Thanks for your patience. It is heart-breaking not to release some of it for year-end with all the work we have put in and being so close but it is the right thing to do.
This new hot-lapping competition/feature we think is going to be a great fun and will be something that almost everyone from rookies/time constrained people to veteran sim-racers will really enjoy. We are also close on this new feature and also would release at a point in time, not necessarily needing to wait until a season end build. We will be doing a video about it soon to give you a better idea of it.
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