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.
- Global Mazda MX-5 Cup, baseline setup
- Default Weather (78F, 2 MPH N, 55%, afternoon)
- 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.
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||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|