iRacing delta challenge #18/20: CMS Roval

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

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.

Delta =1:36.627

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.

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 Phoenix 2008 Rally 0:49.593 25
4 Charlotte Roval 1:35.627 14
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

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