NASCAR Chevy Silverado at Eldora Speedway
Presenting our First Look at the new dirt content coming to iRacing on Wednesday, March 29th. This is Part I of four videos covering the new cars and tracks, with this video featuring the Chevrolet Silverado truck at Eldora Speedway.
The idea of our First Look videos is to provide a progression of how to learn dirt driving for those of you who aren’t our Billy Strange, thus the conversation between Billy – a dirt veteran – and John – a dirt newbie.
The Silverado truck is pretty interesting on dirt, and by interesting we mean not easy. It’s a lot of weight and not a whole lot of grip to get your head around. But if you can get decent at it, the other dirt cars that we’ll feature in later videos will come to you much faster.
Dirt Street Stock at USA International Speedway
Presenting Part II of our First Look at the new dirt content coming to iRacing on Wednesday, March 29. In this video, we look at the two – of the three – free pieces of dirt content for iRacing subscribers, the Dirt Street Stock and the dirt version of USA International Speedway.
After tackling the very difficult to drive NASCAR Chevy Silverado truck at Eldora in Part 1, the Dirt Street Stock at USA International is a nice change of pace, living up to it’s base content billing. With big grippy tires and not too much horsepower to get you in trouble, the Dirt Street Stock is certainly more approachable and should make for good racing at the lower license levels.
Limited & Super Late Models at Volusia Speedway
Presenting Part III of our First Look at the dirt update coming to iRacing on Wednesday, March 29th. In this video, we take the Limited and Super Late Models to Volusia Speedway in both the late afternoon lighting and at night, because everything looks faster at night!
After driving two completely different vehicles in Parts I & II, the Late Model jumps in as another completely unique experience.
The Late Model demands ALL THE GAS!!! which makes the Limited a nice option for getting into dirt, being pretty forgiving and allowing for flat footing around Volusia (when the track is fresh and wet).
But things get a whole lot more exciting when you jump up to the Super Late Model, which is seriously fast and needs a bit more respect on the right pedal.
But in the case of the Super Late Model, with great horsepower, comes great fun!
305 & 410 Winged Sprint Cars at Williams Grove
Presenting Part IV of our First Look at the new dirt update to iRacing arriving on Wednesday, March 29th. In this video we save the best for last, with the 305 & 410 Sprint Cars at Williams Grove.
The Winged Sprint Car is certainly a different animal to drive – different from any other car on iRacing – but it can be a whole lot of fun once you figure it out. Or at least come close to figuring it out.
Helping that process along is the 305 Winged Sprint Car with all the downforce but not too much power to get you into trouble, allowing you to work on keeping the throttle wide open, but dragging the brakes.
The 410 on the other hand….is a beast. You have to be ready to put in some work with the 410 Winged Sprint Car, a car that only likes going really fast, really sideways.
If you can master it, it’s a blast.