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] Phoenix International Raceway – 2008 Rallycross
This is one of two free rallycross tracks in iRacing, the other being Daytona. I’ve driven a little on the Daytona course but not Phoenix. Both courses are less than half dirt and feature a jump. What the hell is an MX-5 with race track suspension and tires doing on a dirt track with jumps? That’s sort of like asking what a runner is doing on an Tough Mudder course. The answer is having a surprisingly great time.
Delta = 49.593
OK, so this time I cheated. I wanted to break 50 seconds, and that happened on lap 21. Then I kept getting faster every lap and didn’t want to stop. I finally reined myself in at 25 laps. This track is ridiculously fun because the dirt is so slippery. I could very easily given this the top rank if the venue wasn’t such an eye sore. Put some dirt on Jefferson and that would be perfection!
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.
|2||Summit Jefferson Reverse||0:56.191||20|
|3||Phoenix 2008 Rally||0:49.593||25|
|4||Pocono 2009 East||1:12.321||12|
|5||Charlotte Legends RC Medium||1:10.825||20|
|6||TMS 2009 Combined||0:40.538||9|
|7||Charlotte 2008 Infield||0:47.637||20|
|8||Daytona 2008 Short||0:46.709||14|
|9||TMS 2009 Short B||0:27.062||18|
|10||Silverstone 2008 Southern||1:21.643||15|
|11||Phoenix 2008 Road||1:09.739||17|
|12||Tsukuba 1000 Full Reverse||0:40.878||17|
|13||Pocono 2009 South||0:50.291||14|
|14||Tsukuba 1000 Chicane||0:42.149||15|
|15||TMS 2009 Short A||0:24.995||8|
|16||Silverstone 2008 National||1:08.867||7|
|17||Pocono 2009 North||0:59.714||20|