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iRacing Indy 500

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Ryan Wellls, May 16, 2013.

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  2. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

  3. sooo... i finally yielded to iRacing and found going round in circles at high speed very entertaining. so who is doing the 500? i'm in practice just now
     
  4. not me, with all the yellows, this event easily eats up 3 hours or more, don't want to treat my back to that, my eyes neither. I'm pretty sure Freddie Besems will be around, he actually won his grid in another of these long-distance oval events last year, saying perseverance was the name of the game.
     
  5. i'm aiming for a nice steady controlable setup just now - not too near the edge so, should something happen ahead of me (as i've seen in practice) i have a car that responds in a safe controlable manner.

    doing this for the experience and the challenge to be honest. been on a 50lap race at once circuit (i forget which) which was 20sec lap time and it took 45 mins due to the amount of yellows straight after green.

    it does puzzle me how, when forming for a restart, people cannot just hold a steady speed, just gently moving up to the car ahead - so many squirt and jam on the brakes or decide to weave constantly - it can be unnerving. i feel like my eyes are on stalks at times! :)
     
  6. all the best Keith and keep it nice and steady the first 75% of the race. good luck!
     

  7. took a long time to see this thread.

    Still racing these long-distance races when i can.

    Yep and it can take over 4 a 5 hours.
     
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