Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for August 11, 2022-Staying Sharp

This week in the Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup, there is news of a new sim racing competition organized by IMSA with some nice prizes and potential opportunities, a review of Racelogic VBOX Simulator Software, best monitor stands for sim racing, and how NASCAR drivers use sim racing to stay sharp.

Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for August 11, 2022-Staying Sharp
  • IMSA is set to host an Esports Global Championship with iRacing this Fall. With a start in October and cash purses to be won in each event, the championship is sure to attract top esports organisations to participate. Furthermore, IMSA promises full broadcasting on iRacing and RACESPOT YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels. “The IMSA Esports Global Championship is the next step in our esports presence after the success of the IMSA iRacing Pro Series and the IMSA Triple Crown Challenge,” IMSA President John Doonan said. “IMSA was among the first motorsports organizations to recognize the potential of working with iRacing to blend the gap between sim racing and real racing by including our manufacturing partners. We’re excited that eight manufacturers competing in IMSA this year will be participating in the IMSA Esports Global Championship, and we expect that number to increase in the coming years.”
Sim Racing and Esports News Roundup for August 11, 2022-Staying Sharp
  • In the video above, Traxion reviews Racelogic VBOX Simulator Software. “In this video, I am going to be showing you how it works, what it can do, and hopefully I can help you decide whether this is something worth investing in.”
  • The Coach Dave Academy looks at the The Best Monitor Stands for Sim Racing. If you’ve been in the market for a new monitor we’re sure you will have found a huge variation in results. They come in all shapes and sizes, quite literally. Whether it be curvature, size, or width, each monitor will have some variation in either of these three departments, meaning they need their own specific type of stand to support them. You won’t be able to put a curved ultrawide monitor on a small standard width stand and so on, so you’ll need to look for more specific stands for your monitor.
  • ESPN has a great article called How are NASCAR’s drivers staying sharp away from the racetrack? Hours and hours of video games, that looks at how they use simulations like iRacing to stay sharp. “iRacing is arguably the biggest name in the ever-expanding world of sim racing. It’s said to boast 225,000 active subscribers, including drivers from practically every major racing series in the world: NASCAR, Formula One, IndyCar and several others. McLaren driver Lando Norris has long been found loitering in iRacing lobbies, and 2021 F1 champion Max Verstappen as well as 2005 and 2006 champion Fernando Alonso have been spotted in its races, too.”
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