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 ] Texas Motor Speedway – 2009 Road Course Short A
TMS B is a great training track, so I came into TMS A with the idea that it might be the same. It’s not. Somehow 20 laps at 25 seconds each was tedious. Sure, I was trying to get better every lap, but I was also watching the lap counter thinking “thankfully, this will be over soon”.
Delta = 24.995
Every track has some redeeming feature, something it can teach you. TMS A has this: even on violent little tracks it pays to be smooth. Smooth doesn’t mean slow inputs, but not letting the suspension get upset. Now I’m wondering where the Long course compares to A (bad) and B (good).
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||Silverstone 2008 Southern||1:21.643||15|
|8||Phoenix 2008 Road||1:09.739||17|
|9||Pocono 2009 South||0:50.291||14|
|10||Tsukuba 1000 Chicane||0:42.149||15|
|11||TMS 2009 Short A||0:24.995||8|
|12||Silverstone 2008 National||1:08.867||7|
|13||Pocono 2009 North||0:59.714||20|