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Which Tracks are worth the money?

Discussion in 'iRacing' started by Louielouie, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Hey i'm still new to iracing but i was wondering which tracks do you guys think are worth the money?

    For example Bristol was always a fun track in NR2003 but with the new SR and iR system , i don't see how you could race bristol without losing a bunch of points in both categories.

    So far I have purchased Homestead, Indy, Daytona, Talledega, Phoenix, NHMS, Texas, Chicago, Watkins Glen, and Infineon, and Road America.

    I would say that Homestead is really difficult to race so i would go with something else before i went with Homestead again.

    Watkins Glen is a good road course that most series race on.

    Road America is a huge track that you can easily raise your SR on as long as you stay on the track. The only problem is that you need a pretty powerful computer to get good frame rates throughout the whole track. I have pentium 4 with 3.4Ghz and 1G Ram and my fps goes down to about 41-46 at certain areas of the track.

    Talledega was a ton of fun with the Trucks.
    Chicago was also a lot of fun with the Trucks.
    Indy is awesome with the Dallara which is how i got suckered into and addicted to iracing.
    Still haven't raced on Infineon, Daytona, or Phoenix but i tested on them and they all seem pretty fun.

    Right now i am looking at purchasing Michigan, Bristol, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Richmond, and probably some other road course. I have the cars i am interested in but might be persuaded to buy something else. I like the oval racing but i'm not afraid of the road courses. I think racing both helps you learn to become a better driver.

    Anyway, which tracks do you guys think are worth the purchase?
  2. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    I find Zandvoort and Watkins Glen amazing so far. But in all honesty most track content i have bought is amazing. Wish I could say the same about the cars.
  3. Road Atlanta is IMO best road track, little bit dangerous for SR until you learn it well, also Mosport is must have on road side, don´t know much about oval stuff
  4. Watkins Glenn is probably one of the best: you can race it hard and still be 100% confident that you will not go off track. It is probably the one track where I can really push during a race and not fear incident points.

    Silverstone is brilliant as well, Road America, Mosport and Mid Ohio would sit in your collection well.
  5. Not a huge fan of Barber. Other than that I have enjoyed every road track out there and I have them all. Mosport is nail biting going into t2, the glen is purely amazing, mid-ohio is a lot of fun.
  6. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Looking at shopping again today after getting 3items last night.
  7. Bjorn de Haas

    Bjorn de Haas
    Premium Member

    i would go for zandvoort and road america:)
  8. Glenn Petersen

    Glenn Petersen
    Premium Member

    I dont' have Zandvoort, yet, but Road America is a must have, IMO.
  9. Yep, love Mosport. There's definitely a pucker factor in T2. Get brave and the tire barrier will be a magnet.:) Road Atlanta is also pretty amazing. Have seen races on TV, but never realized it was so good.:)
  10. Wow, not too much Leguna Seca love 'eh? Interesting.
  11. Laguna Seca is free.
  12. I'm thinking about getting 6 things: Ford Falcon, Ford Mustang, Watkins Glen, Road America, Brands Hatch, Phillip Island. Would that be worth it? What should I swap out if not?
  13. Cars are great imo, not sure if these tracks are all used in both series. Might better check first before buying it :)
  14. I definitely want the Falcon and PI, and I looked through some series calendars and the other 3 tracks seem to be pretty widely used. There are a few others that I would consider which are also widely used, like Mosport or Road Atlanta, but I'm just not sure which tracks are better to race. I'm not necessarily looking for an incredibly challenging but rewarding track, I want one that is maybe a little more forgiving?
  15. If you're not too concerned about whether or not the track will feature in your series, the list looks fine to me. Of all of the tracks in your list, I think PI and Brands will be the most technically demanding.
  16. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    VIR track is so tough with the barber.
  17. To me the Mustang is a bit like a lower powered Falcon. Brands is a great track, but with all the Falcon's horserpower it might seem a bit small.
  18. How right you are - very technical. Lots of different types of turns makes it really hard. That back set of esses and then the downhill left-hander are a hoot though.:cool:

    Spent some time at VIR-North myself today trying to sort out the new transmission model. Man, that's hard work!:eek: