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iRacing Dirt Video - Chris Bell Feedback on Dirt 410 Sprint Car

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    iRacing have released a nice video with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the World of Outlaws driver Christopher Bell trying out the upcoming iRacing Dirt release.


    Although only just over three minutes in length, the video is an interesting insight into the world of loose surface racing in iRacing, presented by a driver and sim racer who has considerable knowledge of the inside workings of the sport from a cockpit perspective.

    With loose surface racing scheduled to hopefully release for the service towards the end of March, the video serves as a timely reminder for fans who may be interested in this new form of racing, or at least to help those of us less familiar with short oval dirt track driving to get more familiar with the discipline.

    iRacing have spend a long time working on dirt for the simulation and many expect the new release to provide a major boost to the popularity of iRacing.com. Although already well established in the Americas, and dirt oval racing being enjoyed by American and Australian audiences, a move away from the more traditional tarmac style events is indeed a brave decision from the developers. With proposed dynamic track properties, mud banks, wet patches and moveable groves in the racing surface it will indeed be an impressive achievement should iRacing deliver on all their pre release promotional promises. I for one am exceptionally interested to see how this new update develops and will be watching closely to see how the public reacts over the coming months.

    You can watch the video from Christopher Bell and iRacing below:


    Christopher Bell is a 22 year old American racing driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for a team owned by renowned American driver Kyle Busch. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, Bell spends his time in both the No. 4 Toyota Tundra NASCAR machine as well as driving a midget Sprint Car, achieving success recently as winner of the 2017 Chilli Bowl Nationals event held in January. To date Bell has competed in 32 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races over a period of three years, winning on three occasions and posting 22 top ten finishes.

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    iRacing.com is an online racing simulation on a subscription based business model. Content can be purchased at an additional cost.

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    The iRacing sub forum here at RaceDepartment is the place to go for the latest news and discussions regarding the sim. Head over to the forum and join in the discussion today!

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    Did you enjoy the video? Does dirt loose surface racing appeal to you? Can the new update help attract new or returning members in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Timmy UK

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    What a nice young man Christopher is.
    Looks ok with one car...
    20 cars....?
    Too hard for me.
    Those who love it, have fun with it.
     
  3. Eckhart von Glan

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    wow, groove buildup looking really impressive. I suppose a dozen or more cars out on track will not be much different to navigating the small ovals in the Late Model or Street Stock. However, I wonder how long it will take to get into the groove, i.e. be able to set your car into a slide with just a flick of the wrist the way he does it. For me, the flick of the wrist will probably end in a wild series of spins and a smash into the wall ;) .
     
  4. Gui Cramer

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    If dirt is successful and they license more WRC cars, they really must reconsider only having laser scanned tracks. Surely they can get the rally cross stuff but actual WRC stages seem like a very improbable task.
     
  5. Eckhart von Glan

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    valid point, witness their reluctance to build tracks in cities, e.g. Monaco or Shanghai which would mean building a higher amount of trackside objects just like a wrc track. Their method of laserscanning seems to be easily done in arenas and quite well done at places with a limited number of trackside objects. Notice also how WRC stages change from year to year simply because life goes on much more than on tracks / arenas which are off limit to everyday traffic.