Here is a small update on the progress of the iRacing Dirt project. It’s taking longer than they said it would, but we all knew it would. From iRacing Executive VP and Executive Producer Steve Myers:
I know that we have been a bit quiet on updates on the dirt project so here I am to offer you some good news!
As of last night Dave K has put in one of the last big items that we needed at least a first pass at before we start officially testing dirt. This project was having the physics actually moving the dirt on the track. We still have a ton of things to tweak and potentially implement now that all of the systems are talking to each other but now we actually can do that!
I am making no promises on when dirt will be released but we have cleared some major hurdles and it looks like we will officially put dirt into alpha testing next week!
Have a nice weekend.
Steve followed up with a few words about the unwinged 410 Sprint Car:
I should add that anyone that drives a 410 unwinged dirt sprint car in real life needs their head examined. I crashed 5 out of 5 times before turn 1 trying to turn a lap yesterday before my surgically repaired shoulder called it quits. All of the sprint cars are mental but that one is just insane….
Myers went on to say that he doesn’t think that there will be an official 410 unwinged series, and that the car may bey reserved for league and hosted racing. “It’s fun as hell to drive but I would be terrified trying to race people in it with SR on!”
So I don’t think there will ever be an official unwinged 410 series, but it might pop up in week 13. 😀 Maybe we can give it a try in the OSR League.