iRacing’s Week 13 is upon us again. It’s a time that is notorious for wrecks and lost safety rating, but some people manage to survive and grab those last few safety rating points needed to advance to the next license. Personally, I always steered clear of official races during Week 13 in favor of hosted and league racing.
Old School Racing Motorsports will be hosting races during Week 13. Look for OSR Hosted Races on the iRacing Hosted page. OSR Leagues also run with Asphalt Cars on Wednesday nights and the OSR 360 Sprint Series on Sunday nights.
If you’re looking around for official racing, the iRacing Week 13 Street Stock Challenge is the official asphalt series. You can get these setups now and/or come back later as I will tweak and tune all of these throughout the week as necessary.
Try this setup for Thompson Speedway Week 13 afternoon racing. I just updated the rear end gear ratio. Run a high line at Thompson, just above the dark patchwork. It’s okay to get your left sides on the dark patches on exit, but enter higher.
I’ll include two iRacing setups for South Boston Speedway for now; one for afternoon racing and one for night racing. It’s not yet clear what conditions iRacing will use for these races, but it’s usually afternoon racing.
South Boston Speedway afternoon racing setup:
South Boston Speedway night racing setup:
Lanier National Speedway afternoon racing setup:
Lanier National Speedway night racing setup:
Charlotte Legends Oval afternoon racing:
Charlotte Oval –
Oxford Plains Speedway – Here’s a track that will test your skill. More than most any track on the service, slow is fast at Oxford Plains Speedway. You don’t need to use much brake. If you’re using a lot of brake, back up your entry and ride the brakes gently into the corner. Don’t spin the tires or break it loose on corner exit. You will wear it out and move to the back if you do. Here’s the setup:
Thanks to Brandon Jenks for providing another setup for Oxford Plains Week 13:
USA International Speedway –
Here are some tips for an easy way to adjust the asphalt setups. The first thing is, you should try to run consistent laps on the setups just like they are before you start trying to adjust them. But if you want you can try this.
- Loose on entry: Raise right front compression.
- Tight on entry: Lower right front compression.
- Loose on exit: Lower right rear compression.
- Tight on exit: Raise right rear compression.
- Loose on entry and tight on exit: Lower right rear rebound.
- Tight on entry and loose on exit: Raise right rear rebound.
The official dirt racing series include the Knoxville Winter Classic featuring 410 Sprint cars at Knoxville Raceway. This series will include heat races. Another official dirt series with heat racing is the Week 13 Midget Cup. I haven’t had time to make setups for these races yet.
For unofficial fun racing, you have the following series:
- Sling Mud for Fun featuring the Dirt Super Late Models and 410 Sprints
- The Carburetor Cup Series which features the Monster Energy Cup cars at Talladega Speedway
- The Dallara Dash featuring the 2011-spec Dallara at Charlotte Motor Speedway
- The 13th Week Midget Cup featuring the new USAC Midgets
- Figure 8 racing at Irwindale with the VW Jetta and Kia Cars
So if you just want to drive around, have fun, and forget about all those ratings and points, run league or hosted races, or participate in the fun series listed above.