Monday, May 4, 2020

5,000!

During my championship winning Formula 3 Sprint season I obviously had a string of great finishes, and at one point started to wonder if the steady increase in my iRating would result in me crossing above 5,000. However, an absolutely hideous week of 12 races at Daytona Short where I dropped nearly 800 iRating quickly put an end to that.

Fast forward 2 seasons, where I've been plugging away in the Formula Renault. I took 9th over all in the championship last season and I'm on track to finish in the top 10 again this season. Solid results in the FR3.5 finally saw me jump over the 5k iRating mark.

It's a nice milestone, but it's the steady climb since the start of 2020 Season 1 that I'm really proud of:

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Slight Change

In a few days the registration for the domain fuzzwahracing.com runs out and I've decided that I'm not going to renew it. I'm going to switch this site over to use the address iracing.fuzzwah.com. It'll save me a few dollars and doesn't really impact anything.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

2019 Season 3 Dirt Oval Series Stats



Individual Series Stats

  • AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car

  • DIRTcar 305 Sprint Car Series

  • DIRTcar 360 Sprint Car Series

  • DIRTcar Class C Street Stock Series - Fixed

  • DIRTcar Limited Late Model Series

  • DIRTcar Pro Late Model Series

  • DIRTcar Street Stock Series - Fixed

  • DIRTcar UMP Modified Series

  • iRacing Dirt Legends Cup

  • iRacing Dirt Midget Cup

  • USAC 360 Sprint Car Series

  • WoO Late Model WC Series

  • World of Outlaws Late Model Series

  • World of Outlaws Late Model Series - Fixed

  • World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
  • 2019 Season 3 Oval Series Stats



    Individual Series Stats

  • iRacing Street Stock Series - R

  • iRacing Advanced Legends Cup

  • iRacing Late Model Tour

  • NASCAR iRacing National Series

  • NASCAR SK Modified Weekly Series

  • iRacing Street Stock Series - C

  • NASCAR iRacing Tour Modified Series

  • iRacing Super Late Model Series

  • NASCAR iRacing Class C Fixed

  • IndyCar Series - Oval - Fixed

  • NASCAR iRacing Class B Fixed

  • iRacing Silver Crown Cup

  • iRacing Sprint Car Cup

  • NASCAR iRacing Class A Fixed

  • NASCAR iRacing Class A
  • 2019 Season 3 Road Series Stats



    Individual Series Stats

  • Global Mazda MX-5 Cup

  • Skip Barber Race Series

  • iRacing Formula Renault 2.0

  • Ferrari GT3 Challenge - Fixed

  • Ruf GT3 Challenge

  • iRacing Grand Touring Cup - VW Jetta TDI Cup

  • iRacing Grand Touring Cup - Solstice

  • iRacing Grand Touring Cup - Ford Mustang FR500S

  • iRacing Spec Racer Ford Challenge

  • Fanatec Global Challenge - Cadillac CTS-VR

  • Fanatec Global Challenge - Kia Optima

  • Radical Racing Challenge C

  • Kamel GT Championship - Audi 90 GTO

  • Kamel GT Championship - Nissan GTP

  • IndyCar Series - Road

  • Advanced Mazda MX-5 Cup Series

  • iRacing F3 Championship

  • Pro Mazda Championship

  • iRacing V8 Supercars Series

  • Porsche iRacing Cup

  • Fanatec GT Challenge

  • Grand Prix Legends

  • IMSA Sportscar Championship - GT3

  • IMSA Sportscar Championship - GTE

  • IMSA Sportscar Championship - Corvette C7 Daytona Prototype

  • VRS GT Sprint Series

  • VRS GT Endurance Series

  • iRacing Le Mans Series - LMP1

  • iRacing Le Mans Series - HPD ARX-01c

  • iRacing Le Mans Series - GTE

  • iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series - HPD ARX-01c

  • iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series - GTE

  • iRacing Endurance Le Mans Series - LMP1

  • Classic Lotus Grand Prix

  • iRacing Formula 3.5 Championship

  • iRacing Grand Prix Series

  • Sim-Lab Production Car Challenge - Mazda MX-5 Cup 2016

  • Sim-Lab Production Car Challenge Mazda - MX-5 Cup

  • Sim-Lab Production Car Challenge - Solstice

  • Skip Barber Mustang Series presented by Lime Rock



  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Fanatec DD1

    It's here! It's even installed and configured!


    I'm still testing out the native Fanatec settings, but have initially settled on the following configuration for iRacing:

    SEN - Sensitivity - auto (1080) 
    FFB - Force Feedback - 50
    SHO - Shock/Vibration - default (not used by me) 
    ABS - ABS - default (not used by me) 
    FOR - Force Effect - 100 
    SPR - Spring Effect - 100 (not used by iRacing) 
    DPR - Damper Effect - 100 (not used by iRacing) 
    NDP - Natural Damper - 40 
    NFR - Natural Friction - 15 
    FEI - FFB Intensity - 60 
    APM - APM Mode - default 
    

    My initial review after ~20 hours of driving time mirrors what I've read from other's:

    The range of the torque strength available is immense. The jump up from my trusty 5 year old G27 is as huge as you'd expect. As you can see from the settings I'm using above, I've got it dialed in to only use 30% of the available strength. In my opinion, the fidelity and immediacy of the feedback is the real benefit.

    Sunday, June 30, 2019

    iRacing 3rd Party Applications

    I use GameCrew, that allows you to manage your companion apps for your favorite games. I use a profile to auto launch the following:


    irFFB uses the 360 Hz telemetry data made available by iRacing to generate force feedback effects. The 360 Hz rate is superior to the normal 60 Hz FFB that iRacing outputs. It also includes options for "enhanced" effects such as "seat of the pants" that helps drivers feel when the car is losing rear traction.


    Crew Chief uses data from the iRacing SDK to build up a picture of what's happening on track, and then informs the driver with audio messages. Crew Chief includes a 'spotter' to give messages when opponents are along side, as well as a ton of other race information. It also includes voice recognition so you can ask it various questions about what's going on in the race.


    JRT is an extremely powerful app that reads in data from the iRacing SDK and can be used to display dashboards, timing lists, fuel information, track maps, and a whole lot more. I use it to display a custom dash and a timing screen on two old android phones.


    SimHub is a program where you can add external hardware to your simulator. From dashboards to bass shakers, many possibilities are available and everything is modular. I use it to control my bass shakers, and to display a custom dash on yet another android phone.


    iRacingConfig is a free iRacing desktop app that allows you to edit all iRacing INI files simultaneously using a simple interface to create a single profile that you can edit, copy and apply to iRacing at any time. iRacingConfig was created to make it easy to manage multiple config profiles that you may need for different purposes such as VR racing, video editing, test sessions, watching replays, frame rate testing etc. It allows you to create multiple profiles that you can apply to iRacing before its run to save you from having to startup iRacing, make changes, and then restart it for the changes to take effect.


    By running the TelemetryLogger, all your driving data uploads seamlessly to the cloud and is available for analysis on your PC, laptop or tablet. The easy-to-use Driving Analyzer can help you identify where and why you are losing time. I spend a lot of time comparing my laps to my team mates.


    I couldn't live without beeps telling me when to shift. You can find an updated vehicles.ini file, with all the new cars in it over here: https://github.com/samkatakouzinosracing/nspace.hu-soundshift


    Trading Paints lets you see everyone's custom car liveries in iRacing.