iRacing delta challenge #2/20: Charlotte Infield

There are a bunch of free tracks I’ve never driven in iRacing. Every few days I’m going to drive one with zero preparation and then post the fastest lap time here. That’s the delta time. Your mission, should you accept it, is to beat it (and then call me names in the comment section).

Here are the rules.

  1. Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, baseline setup
  2. Default Weather (78F, 2 MPH N, 55%, afternoon)
  3. 30 minutes or 20 laps, whichever comes first

[Legacy ] Charlotte Motor Speedway 2008 Infield Road Course

When I departed the pits, I turned left. That’s the wrong way. So, once again, I had to turn on the racing line for a few laps because I didn’t know where the heck I was going. My fastest lap was #20.

Delta = 47.637

While this track is part of the CMS complex, it shares absolutely no pavement with the oval. So I don’t think it can be called a roval. This is a really busy track with very little time to catch your breath. It really punishes sloppy technique. You can mess up one corner just a little bit and it will cost you half a second. On such a short track, that’s a big deal. The track takes some time to learn, and 20 laps wasn’t enough that I feel I understand every nuance. I would have loved trying this in the real world. I don’t know how it compares with the current road course layouts. I’ll be looking at those soon.

Track Rank

In this section I’m ranking the tracks in the order of my preference. I tend to like technical tracks with some elevation, short straights, and corners that are blind, off camber, decreasing radius, and connected.

  1. [Legacy] Charlotte Motor Speedway – 2008 Infield Road Course (47.637)
  2. [Legacy] Phoenix Raceway – 2008 Road Course (1:09.739)


2 thoughts on “iRacing delta challenge #2/20: Charlotte Infield

  1. 48.601 on lap 11. Fortunately, I did not turn the wrong way out of the “pits” thanks to you. I used to race something very similar to this when I raced Bandoleros in high school, but that didn’t help too too much with this Miata! I was much more consistently at a 49.0X


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