Paul Neto, UCR DE Instructor and UCR Sims Racing Administrator, has set up a PCA UCR specific sim racing league in iRacing.
James Huth, PCA eDE manager provides an introductory look of the world of SIM racing in this short video. https://youtu.be/_lsOCjfPrgM
Each race includes a 20-minute practice session, 10-minute qualifier, and 30-minute race, all starting at 7pm each Sunday evening.
The schedule is as follows:
- Jan 24th, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (aka Mosport) Highlights from Race 1 at Mosport
- Jan 31st, Watkins Glen Highlights from Race 2 at Watkins Glen
- Feb 7th, Road Atlanta Highlights from Race 3 Road Atlanta
- Feb 14th, Daytona Highlights from Race 4 Daytona
- Feb 21st, Summit Point Highlights from Race 5 Summit Point
- Feb 28th, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (aka Mosport)
Season One is Complete – Top 10 Results:
Position, Name, Wins, Total Points
- Liam R, 4, 176
- Joe S, 1, 142
- Christopher S, 1, 136
- Paul N, 0, 113
- Terrence T, 0, 89
- Roger S, 0 87
- Benjamin L, 0, 81
- Michael S, 0 , 78
- Christopher H, 0, 56
- James S, 0 47
To help keep it fun and friendly for the first season, the car of choice was the Porsche 991 RSR with a baseline setup. Season Two saw a turn towards a high-performance consumer car – the RUF RT 12R Track Edition.
Click here for the highlights from the PCA Zone 1 sim race at Mosport on Friday January 8, 2021.
How to Join
If you are interested in participating, you can submit interest at http://bit.ly/PCAUCR_iRacing.
Once accepted you will receive a league invitation in iRacing. If you have any questions or need any help, please contact, Paul Neto (UCR Sims Racing administrator) at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven’t already ventured into sim racing, all you need is a basic gaming computer (most within the past two years should be sufficient), a steering wheel/pedal set (starting at about $250), and a subscription to a simulator. Most of these can also be picked up used for a fraction of the price as well. You can check whether your computer meets iRacing requirements
To join PCA sim racing, you have to purchase an iRacing subscription, cars and tracks at iRacing Membership iRacing costs about $100/year plus any extra cars or tracks ($12-$15 each).
The PCA is more than just about the cars, it also has its own national sim racing league. You can find out more about it at https://pcasimracing.com/.