iRacing delta challenge #14/20: TMS Long

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 ] Texas Motor Speedway – 2009 Road Course Long

TMS A bad. TMS B good. When you mix two short courses into a long one, does the combination get better, worse, or end up somewhere in between? That’s what I aimed to find out.

Delta = 40.538

20 laps came way too early. I had my best lap on #9 and was flirting with beating that so many times afterwards. Grr. What a fun little course. The kinks between the 180s are entertaining, and the 180s are a great training ground for double downshifts and heel-toe. I could spend all day on this track. I’m 14 tracks into this survey, and starting to think that some of my favorite tracks are oval infields. Wait, did I just write that?

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 TMS 2009 Combined 0:40.538 9
5 Charlotte 2008 Infield 0:47.637 20
6 Daytona 2008 Short 0:46.709 14
7 TMS 2009 Short B 0:27.062 18
8 Silverstone 2008 Southern 1:21.643 15
9 Phoenix 2008 Road 1:09.739 17
10 Pocono 2009 South 0:50.291 14
11 Tsukuba 1000 Chicane 0:42.149 15
12 TMS 2009 Short A 0:24.995 8
13 Silverstone 2008 National 1:08.867 7
14 Pocono 2009 North 0:59.714 20

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