iRacing delta challenge #16/20: Summit Jefferson

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

Summit Point Jefferson Circuit

A few sessions ago I discovered how great Summit Jefferson was in the reverse direction. A track that good is bound to be good in either direction. It did not disappoint. In fact, I like the forward direction a little more than reverse.

Delta = 55.980

In 2014, they made an extension that lengthens the 1.1 mile course to 1.7 miles, but iRacing has only the old 1.1 mile course. I’ll bet it’s even better now. So I went to the Summit Point website to imagine when I might drive this course. Weirdly, it’s almost never rented. In the prime driving months from June to September, the Main circuit has 75 events. The Shenandoah track, which is often used for drifting, has 30 events. Jefferson has only 4. WTF? It’s literally one of the best tracks I’ve driven on in the virtual world and nobody drives it in real life.

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 0:55.980 10
2 Summit Jefferson Reverse 0:56.191 20
3 Pocono 2009 East 1:12.321 12
4 Charlotte Legends RC Medium 1:10.825 20
5 TMS 2009 Combined 0:40.538 9
6 Charlotte 2008 Infield 0:47.637 20
7 Daytona 2008 Short 0:46.709 14
8 TMS 2009 Short B 0:27.062 18
9 Silverstone 2008 Southern 1:21.643 15
10 Phoenix 2008 Road 1:09.739 17
11 Tsukuba 1000 Full Reverse 0:40.878 17
12 Pocono 2009 South 0:50.291 14
13 Tsukuba 1000 Chicane 0:42.149 15
14 TMS 2009 Short A 0:24.995 8
15 Silverstone 2008 National 1:08.867 7
16 Pocono 2009 North 0:59.714 20

2 thoughts on “iRacing delta challenge #16/20: Summit Jefferson

  1. Agree, Summit is excellent on iRacing. A friend did a track day there and commented that it seemed less safe than most tracks due to the trees. Oh, and my time is slower than yours by almost a second. I stopped running the miata in favor of the Skippy, which I know you hate on iRacing, so that time is from a few months back.

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