iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona: A Melting Pot of Game Changers

The iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona had to step up after the calamities of 2017 where the race was deemed impossible to broadcast and as such had to fall into the murky abyss, never to be discussed until the iRacing hate train hurtles into the station once again. This race would prove whether there would be a year of rebuilding, a year of regret and the tipping scale of whether iRacing would be able to manage a move onto the mainstream stage. Never had I seen more hype for a race than this one and for the outcomes, nobody quite knows how to view everything moving forward.

Teams gridding up behind the safety car for the start
Teams grid up behind the safety car for the start

The ingredients were all there as successful teams both from past and present lined up to make the challenge and with three challenges on the line Continue reading “iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona: A Melting Pot of Game Changers”

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Sim Racing Rankings Top 100 Drivers of 2017

Sim Racing Rankings Top 100 Drivers of 2017

We are warriors, always searching for the next greatest foe to go an conquer to assert and live forward with a legacy. I know in my lifetime I will never be fast enough to race alongside some of the best drivers in the world and these 100, although they are not the fastest 100 in the world, are the top 100 drivers for a reason.

These are the top 100 iRacing road drivers because they have impressed me with pace, results, determination, a drive to succeed and ultimately have been the 100 drivers to make a real difference this year. Continue reading “Sim Racing Rankings Top 100 Drivers of 2017”

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Sim Racing Rankings: Top 50 Teams of 2017

Sim Racing Rankings: Top 50 Teams of 2017

2017 has been in some respects, the year of team racing. Blancpain has attracted more attention, everyone is looking to grab more important drivers and the era now of being in a team is more important than ever. No longer can you legitimately challenge with just your own intellect as you need someone else to accompany for. And with all the team events such as the World Tours, NEO, SCO and so many others, the time is now to get your team on the map. Below are the fifty teams that have impressed me on iRacing this year and hopefully to come in 2017. Continue reading “Sim Racing Rankings: Top 50 Teams of 2017”

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iRacing Road Pro Series Interlagos 2017: Ranked Races

Drivers gridded up for the race start
Drivers gridded up for the race start.

The proverbial road to become an iRacing professional has for another year, begun. The lucky plight of drivers who think that they are the best to the lucky who want to fire their way to stardom. The lucky few want to become the next Martin Krönke, the next Greger Huttu. And so without an Albert Park, Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace would create the chaotic start to the season that is almost customary now in iRacing circles. All aboard because the hype train begins, and there will be 10 races to cover during the season. Continue reading “iRacing Road Pro Series Interlagos 2017: Ranked Races”

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iRacing VLN Round 9 2017: Ranked Races

VLN has been wacky all year. You talk about Pure and MSP hitting sixes and sevens out of each other, Wallmeier crashing with two laps to go and dragging a wounded vehicle home, you talk about Aldo Massa with fifteen minutes left throwing the Porsche category and the birth of #VendavalMoment when Robin Esterson disconnected with just four corners to go. VLN has consistently pushed the boundaries of what makes a sim racing event unmissable and it is very safe to say, that another barnstormer was created. Continue reading “iRacing VLN Round 9 2017: Ranked Races”

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Porsche iRacing Cup from Bathurst: 2017 Racespot Primetime Review

Racespot TV Primetime is the way Racespot TV gives back to its audience by letting them pick the official series race that is to be broadcasted to the world every week. Anybody who is anybody has a chance of being featured inside of the top split heading towards the race and more often than not a good race is expected. As a new feature here on the Sim Racing Observer, I shall be going over what makes a good race and in the overall of very good races, I shall be trying to keep relatively up to date while ranking races based on variable factors such as the amount of action that is created for example. Ultimately I am only an opinion but I would like to see opinion challenged and make sure people understand what it is that we like to see from a race. Continue reading “Porsche iRacing Cup from Bathurst: 2017 Racespot Primetime Review”

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