iRacing delta challenge #10/20: Pocono North

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 ] Pocono Raceway 2009 North

I was really surprised how good the East configuration was, so I had high hopes that the North would also be lots of fun. Unlike East, North runs clockwise, in iRacing anyway. I imagine it could be run in either direction.

Delta = 59.714

About half of the North track is on the tri-oval, and that part is a complete snore. Once you get off the oval, the track gets better, but not that much better. The corners are mostly isolated from each other, so there aren’t many compromises. The high speed parts of the track might be fun in the real world, so if I had the opportunity to drive this, I probably would. But in the virtual world, there isn’t much point to driving this.

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.

Rank Track Delta Lap
1 Summit Jefferson Reverse 0:56.191 20
2 Pocono 2009 East 1:12.321 12
3 Charlotte Legends RC Medium 1:10.825 20
4 Charlotte 2008 Infield 0:47.637 20
5 Daytona 2008 Short 0:46.709 14
6 TMS 2009 Short B 0:27.062 18
7 Phoenix 2008 Road 1:09.739 17
8 Tsukuba 1000 Chicane 0:42.149 15
9 Silverstone 2008 National 1:08.867 7
10 Pocono 2009 North 0:59.714 20

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