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
Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval
With 8 different configurations, CMS might be the winner for the track with most number of configurations. I really liked the Legends RC Medium earlier, but that used only the interior and not any parts of the oval. I generally don’t like driving around ovals, so I expected the Roval configuration to be less fun.
Oddly enough, the Roval is even better than the infield. In fact, it’s one of the best tracks I’ve driven. To drive this fast, you have to be disciplined about your geometry and focused on your exit speed. In real life there are real consequences to hitting a wall, and there are plenty of walls. If I drove this in real life, I’d be real careful! And also very happy. Lucky Dog has a race coming up in August, but it’s a long trip and I’m not sure I want to fly these days.
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|
|5||Pocono 2009 East||1:12.321||12|
|6||Charlotte Legends RC Medium||1:10.825||20|
|7||TMS 2009 Combined||0:40.538||9|
|8||Charlotte 2008 Infield||0:47.637||20|
|9||Daytona 2008 Short||0:46.709||14|
|10||TMS 2009 Short B||0:27.062||18|
|11||Silverstone 2008 Southern||1:21.643||15|
|12||Phoenix 2008 Road||1:09.739||17|
|13||Tsukuba 1000 Full Reverse||0:40.878||17|
|14||Pocono 2009 South||0:50.291||14|
|15||Tsukuba 1000 Chicane||0:42.149||15|
|16||TMS 2009 Short A||0:24.995||8|
|17||Silverstone 2008 National||1:08.867||7|
|18||Pocono 2009 North||0:59.714||20|