Christopher Bell iRacing sprint car tips offered in new iRacing dirt racing video
iRacing dirt is coming. Watch the new Chistopher Bell iRacing dirt game video below.
We’re finally past the “soon” announcements. We now have an iRacing dirt release date of March 29th, 2017. In a little over a week dirt racing fans will finally have the long-overdue fix, an actual dirt racing sim.
Christoper Bell was one of the many alpha testers that helped develop the upcoming dirt racing game. He’s a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver, the one who’s always up front in the truck race at Eldora.
Bell isn’t just known for his truck racing career. He’s also won two World of Outlaws Crasftsman Sprint Car Series races in his racing career.
The list of iRacing alpha testers was long. It not only included well sim racing drivers but professional racing drivers across multiple series.
iRacing Alpha Testers Included; Ray Alfalla, Tyler Hudson, Kevin Swindell, Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell, Nim Cross, Clint Bowyer and countless others who never released their name.
Yesterday, Christopher Bell sat down behind his sim racing cockpit to offer driving tips for the iRacing 410 winged sprint car. Don’t want tips? The Christopher Bell iRacing video below is worth a watch any as it shows lengthy driving segments on Eldora Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway as well as the newly announce Volusia Speedway Park. Until this point we’ve seen highlight-reel promo videos. This is the first high-quality video showing any lengthy run on the dirt sim racing cars.
He starts off basic. Really basic, with some pit road exit tips. He explained, “As we pull out of the pits, you guys might notice the car wants to pull left and you have to hold the steering wheel right to go straight. That’s normal for a sprint car because you have so much stagger, it’s always trying to pull the car left. Once you get up to speed that goes away.”
Bell discussed driving at Williams Grove, “Williams Grove Speedway has really long straight-aways and really tight corners. The big wings on the sprint cars, it always wants to pull you left into the corner. So, it doesn’t take much steering wheel input to get the car into the corner.”
He talked sprint car driving styles, “A big key for the winged sprint cars is that they always like to go straight. They don’t like to be too sideways. So, the less steering wheel input you can have and the straighter you can keep the car, the faster you’ll go.”
He then moved to Eldora Speedway, “As we roll out at Eldora Speedway, one thing that you’ll notice is that the corners are really sweeping. And it’s almost a circular shape.”
What;s important at Edlora? He stated, “The big thing about Eldora is just keeping that steering wheel straight. The straighter you keep the wheel and the less steering input that you give the car, the faster you’ll go.”
He discussed the various Eldora lines. Explaining, “The fast line around Eldora will be right around the inside wall on the corners. And then with a big arc to the outside wall down the straight-aways. Once the track slicks off, you’ll be able to follow the groove up toward the outside wall. Where the famous ‘Eldora high line comes into play.”
Next the NASCAR Truck Series driver moved his walkthrough to Volusia Speedway Park, “Whenever you roll out on the race track you’ll notice that Volusia is similar to Eldora. They have long sweeping corners and it’s kinda circular in shape.”
Whats the Volusia line? He explained, “At Volusia whenever the track is fast you’ll want to be right down against the concrete wall in the corners with a nice big arc down the straightaway.”
He talked about the changing track at Volusia, “Whenever the track starts to slicken up you’ll be able to follow the groove up higher and higher. Whenever you get into turns 3-4 though, the groove might get onto the shelf. Which is the flatter section of the race track. And then it becomes very difficult to exit turn 4 without getting into the wall.”
Dirt racing is due on iRacing at the end of the month.
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