iRacing – 2017 Season 2 Patch 4 Released

As we reported last week, the USAC Sprint car was on its way to iRacing – Now, it has arrived. For detailed info on the car, you can check out our article here. But there is more. As it was often the case in the past, new content is released together with a patch. Today’s 2017 Season 2 Patch adds fixes to mostly the dirt content.

iRacing 2017 Season 2 Patch 4

As said, there is nothing too spectacular in today’s patch, but there are some standouts. An application certificate signing issue has been taken care of, solving compatibility issues with Microsoft Edge.

If you have been having issues with your pedals, you might want to re-run the calibration routine after the update, since it has been improved as well.

As for the dirt cars, first gear has been removed in all Dirt Late Models. The Pro Late Model has even received some improved engine sound samples, just like the 360 Sprint car. Fuel economy and damage models of all Sprint Cars has been updated too.

Apart from the new car, new setups have been added to some of the Stock Cars.

Even more content, in the form of Knoxville Raceway and the Dirt Car UMP series cars, is on its way. We do not now yet, when it will arrive though.

The full changelog for the patch is attached below.

CHANGE LOG:

SIM

– Fixed an application certificate signing issue that could occur when using the app with Microsoft Edge.

Dirt

– The dirt and dust thrown by digging into the cushion has been updated.

Peripherals

– Improved the pedal calibration routine.

CARS:

Dirt Late Model

– (ALL) – 1st gear has been removed.
– (Pro) – Improved engine sound samples.
– (ALL) – Opponent cars’ wheel positions have been adjusted so they should now appear to contact the track surface better, and not appear to stick into the fenders.

Dirt Sprint Car

– (ALL) – Fuel economy has been adjusted.
– (ALL) – Damage modeling has been updated.
– (360) – Improved engine sound samples.
– (ALL) – Opponent cars’ wheel positions have been adjusted so they should now appear to contact the track surface better.
– (ALL) – Crossweight (CW) bounds have been increased.
– (ALL) – The garage tech constraint on tube heights has been removed.
– (ALL) – Maximum rear stagger in the garage has been reduced from 17″ to 14″ based on real-world driver feedback.

Dirt Sprint Car – Non-Winged

– NEW CAR!
– – While some organizations – most notably the World of Outlaws – have gone the route of winged sprint cars, the United States Auto Club (USAC) has remained faithful to the traditional, non-winged sprint cars that have served as the bedrock of grassroots open wheel racing since World War II. This is the Dirt Sprint Car you know and love, but without the stabilizing wings. This classic dirt car is guaranteed to provide even the most experienced dirt racers with a truly challenging and exciting racing experience.
– – There are two classes of this vehicle available, both of which are included when purchasing this new vehicle. The classes are:
– – – Dirt Sprint Car – Non-Winged – 360 C.I.D. engine (Based on the USAC 360 West Coast Sprint Car)
– – – Dirt Sprint Car – Non-Winged – 410 C.I.D. engine (Based on the USAC 410 Sprint Car)

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Chevrolet SS

– Additional vehicle setups have been added.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Ford Fusion

– Additional vehicle setups have been added.

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Toyota Camry

– Additional vehicle setups have been added.

NASCAR XFINITY Toyota Camry

– This vehicle’s ambient occlusion texture map has been updated.

NASCAR XFINITY Chevrolet Camaro

– This vehicle’s ambient occlusion texture map has been updated.

NASCAR XFINITY Ford Mustang

– This vehicle’s ambient occlusion texture map has been updated.

TRACKS:

Eldora Speedway

– Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right.

USA International Speedway

– (Dirt Configuration) – Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right.

Volusia Speedway Park

– The pit entry area should no longer cause off-track penalties.
– Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right.

Williams Grove Speedway

– Starting stalls have been angled slightly to the right.

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