after kyle busch, driver of the no. 18 joe gibbs racing toyota, spun out on the first lap and moved to the rear of the pack, nascar held a planned caution and had the field start at its green flag position. despite having two laps of practice in iracing before saturday, joey logano had the opportunity to race busch in an attempt to knock busch off the lead.
however, and unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for the segment that was forced on our eyes: the actual live action interview. while we can understand that a guy fighting to try and make it into the third week of the new season is a little more uncomfortable than a guy who is on a multi-year contract, you still at least get to act like a human being with some semblance of facial expression. but for iracing, it was a 5-minute segment of a 30-minute movie asking questions with no answers, time and time again. no, the interviewee wasnt hampered by local law enforcement.
as nascar is a sports entertainment show that primarily caters to people who enjoy the product on a mass scale, nascar has limited control over its racing products on tv, save for what occurs on the track. what does that mean in the way of talent? they kind of have to conform. it’s often frustrating when you cannot find a sportcaster or blogger who is willing to say “i think in the real world, brad should have ran fourth. what an amazing race the drivers in this pack really battled to the finish!”
so if you have any interest in the series, that is fine. its hard to make a compelling case for a pay-to-play game to someone who has never even heard of it or the racing series to begin with. but for nascar fans, this is an opportunity to see what they want to see: an opportunity for people who are actually involved in the sport to comment on how they would like to see their careers go.
if you are interested in drag racing, but you just do not have the means to track-prep a drag strip, you can always compete on the drag strip sections of the game. each and every section is a drag strip.
that’s all there is for now. i hope you enjoyed this edition of 10 things i’d like to see in iracing. if you would like to see the 10 things i’d like to see the most in iracing, please give us your thoughts in the comments section below.
now for something else. sure, there are fans looking to check out the virtual series, but also fans looking for other motorsports action. if you’re looking for a way to see up close the world of sports – from a helicopter or drone, there are a number of competitions that could interest you.
the first is the 24h series, which pits a number of different classes of car (class c to f) against each other in rallies lasting a set amount of time. classes c and d compete as single-car events, while class e, f, and g compete in teams of two.
the most popular rallies are run using iracing, though. the event is held in the same format as real life, with the race itself being run in a time limit, with competitors being penalized for minor mistakes or for breaking rules.
another new event on the 24h series is the h1gp. a portion of the 24h series are 24-hour races, and to create this new event, the first two 24h races were run as 24h races, in which drivers compete for an individual championship. the racers who finished 1st in the respective 24h races were then paired up, and had to compete in the h1gp instead.