iRacing.com have released a new update for the service that adds a number of fixes and amendments to the simulation as well as a brand new car in the form of the USAC Sprint Car. With an increased focus on loose surface racing in recent months, the USAC Sprint Car is the latest new release for the game and adds another officially sanctioned dirt oval racing series to the game. Already dirt oval racing has proven to be a very popular inclusion to the service amongst iRacing fans and the new USAC cars will surely be seen as a positive content release as the lower power and comparatively more forgiving handling model could appeal to players perhaps less familiar with the world of dirt oval racing. With the new content obviously drawing the most attention from this release, it is worth noting that a number of fixes and amendments have been pushed live alongside the new content, adding an array of minor tweaks to the dirt content as well as to several NASCAR models that form part of the main series held within the software. Changelog 26.4.17 SIM Fixed an application certificate signing issue that could occur when using the app with Microsoft Edge. Paint Kit All cars that have never been painted by a user, including new purchases, will now automatically have the user’s helmet color scheme applied to them along with a random pattern and a random set of sponsors. The helmet color scheme will also be applied to the user’s suit if it has never been painted. – – If a user has never painted their helmet, they will now be given a random pattern and color scheme that in turn will be applied to the user’s suit and cars as described above. – – Remember, you can change your helmet, suit, and car colors, patterns, and sponsors at any time using the “Customize Paint Schemes” page found under the “Account” menu on the iRacing.com member site. Dirt The dirt and dust thrown by digging into the cushion has been updated. Peripherals Improved the pedal calibration routine. CARS: Dirt Late Model (ALL) – 1st gear has been removed. (Pro) – Improved engine sound samples. (ALL) – Opponent cars’ wheel positions have been adjusted so they should now appear to contact the track surface better, and not appear to stick into the fenders. Dirt Sprint Car (ALL) – Fuel economy has been adjusted. (ALL) – Damage modeling has been updated. (360) – Improved engine sound samples. (ALL) – Opponent cars’ wheel positions have been adjusted so they should now appear to contact the track surface better. (ALL) – Crossweight (CW) bounds have been increased. (ALL) – The garage tech constraint on tube heights has been removed. (ALL) – Maximum rear stagger in the garage has been reduced from 17″ to 14″ based on real-world driver feedback. Dirt Sprint Car - Non-Winged NEW CAR! – – While some organizations – most notably the World of Outlaws – have gone the route of winged sprint cars, the United States Auto Club (USAC) has remained faithful to the traditional, non-winged sprint cars that have served as the bedrock of grassroots open wheel racing since World War II. This is the Dirt Sprint Car you know and love, but without the stabilizing wings. This classic dirt car is guaranteed to provide even the most experienced dirt racers with a truly challenging and exciting racing experience. – – There are two classes of this vehicle available, both of which are included when purchasing this new vehicle. The classes are: – – – Dirt Sprint Car – Non-Winged – 360 C.I.D. engine (Based on the USAC 360 West Coast Sprint Car) – – – Dirt Sprint Car – Non-Winged – 410 C.I.D. engine (Based on the USAC 410 Sprint Car) NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS Additional vehicle setups have been added. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion Additional vehicle setups have been added. NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry Additional vehicle setups have been added. NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry This vehicle’s ambient occlusion texture map has been updated. NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro This vehicle’s ambient occlusion texture map has been updated. NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang This vehicle’s ambient occlusion texture map has been updated. TRACKS: Eldora Speedway Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right. USA International Speedway (Dirt Configuration) – Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right. Volusia Speedway Park The pit entry area should no longer cause off-track penalties. Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right. Williams Grove Speedway Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right. iRacing is a PC exclusive online racing simulation that features both solid and loose surface racing styles. With a main focus on oval racing, iRacing benefits from the official NASCAR sanctioned licence and all the cars from the NASCAR series. Check out the iRacing sub forum here at RaceDepartment for more news and discussion regarding the simulation service. Join in with the community and get yourself involved in the action today! Have you tried the new iRacing update yet? What do you think of the new cars? Has dirt racing lived up to your expectations so far? 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