After 20+ years of thinking about it, I finally ordered a racing wheel + pedals. Been playing iRacing exclusively for over a week now. I managed to take an off-day yesterday since my hands were in too much pain from racing. Anyways, I might have found the only game I'll ever need.... any GB members still racing?
I started playing earlier this year. Rushed through rookie class for both oval and road racing, but haven't played much the past few months. I just bought an Oculus Rift mostly because I was tired of having no periferal vision in iRacing, so I'll probably try to do some more racing before school starts. I'm currently doing Skip Barber
We're still racing all the big events. Sorry we're not posting over here as much when we do it. I also still race every week. We have a discord which is a mix between some racenight X iRacing folks. PM me if you're interested.
I also see new people use the GB trading paints stuff I've posted all the time but not sure who is who.
I'm gonna PM you, datarez, thanks.
@bdead, you should jump in iRacing.
I've got about 40 hours in AC. I moved from playing (all my life) on automatic transmission with Xbox Controller to Wheel+Pedals WITH manual shifting. Within a week I was confident enough to race in iRacing (and actually had seven races in during my first week). If no-one crashes into me I'm getting 1-3 incidents (off-track from pushing a bit too much or making last moment corrections) per race and just had my worse (safety rating wise) race, but I'm still around ~3.5 SR although my iRating is going down fast (from 1350 to 970 now).. but hopefully I'll be put in better splits in the future.
Seriously I thought I would have to play iRacing for a month or so before I could jump in a race. It is very different racing with respect (of course every 1 in 30 players is a bit insane pusher, better to let them overtake, they'll probably go wide in the next corner). My top finish is third, usually ending up in positions 5-8. My main objective right now is just finishing races and getting experiences in cars I like (MX5 and Jetta right now, someday 488 and Pro Mazda....)
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