Lots of new folks on iRacing this week, and I'll throw my hat in the ring. Haven't done any oval testing yet, so can't comment there. REALLY liked seeing a skidpad. Nothing better for testing the limits of your car. Was surprised the first time it showed the "X2 Loss of Control" notification - that's kind of the point on a skidpad . Solstice @ Laguna: Not a big fan of the Solstice. Really soft springs - it bounces, squats, and lifts far more than I would imagine the real thing does. Don't have the hang of when it's going to lose control either. I'm a slow mess in this car right now. SRF at Lime Rock: Much more better :tongue:. Could take to it and make some speed right away, and keep it on the track (mostly). If I have the option, definitely going to spend more time in this car. Doing Setups is a bit strange, will have to get used to it recomputing everything with every change - also need to look into the MoTec exporter as I'm a known data freak. Biggest Surprise: Realistic Gearbox - Even with autoclutch/blip the cars do NOT like it if you don't lift on an upshift (especially the fragile Solstice - blew two motors in my first 10 minutes "BAM"-poof). This will take some getting used to and may finally result in me actually using my clutch (right now my brake and clutch pedals are switched for comfort, will have to switch back if I'm actually going to use the clutch). Maybe event the shifter, but have to put it in a better location first. Most confusing thing: Figuring out the series/schedule/what I should be doing next (totally lost at the moment - especially with week 13 going on, but even without - yesterday Solstice at Laguna was the only option). At least I can figure out what I'm eligible for - guess I'll just dive into something at see what comes out of it. Hopefully I can get my mandatory races under my belt in the SRF (which looks to be official this week), and at least get a class D. First Track to buy: VIR - going there for holiday laps in a couple of weeks .