NASCAR Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum comes to iRacing

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After Daytona International Speedway received a digital makeover with improved laser scans, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has come to iRacing in the latest update.

Famous for hosting sporting events such as the Summer Olympics and the Super Bowl, the iconic stadium joins the NASCAR Cup Series calendar for the first time this year. On 6 February, it will host the Busch Light Clash NASCAR Cup Series race - but iRacing players can take a virtual tour of the track right now.

NASCAR Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum comes to iRacing

In the latest update, the LA Memorial Coliseum is available to purchase for all iRacing players. A quarter-mile circuit built within stadium walls, the track was designed and tested by iRacing with input from real-world NASCAR teams and drivers as well as drivers from the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series.

Before the real event, iRacing will host several public series races on the Coliseum quarter-mile with NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen cars, starting with the Coliseum Clash today.

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iRacing designed the NASCAR Cup Series track layout for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

In addition to the LA Memorial Coliseum, the latest iRacing update includes changes to the NASCAR Next Gen Class Cars such as updated drafting parameters, setups, and specifications in line with official regulations.

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There are also fixes for the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020, Hyundai Elantra N TC, Mercedes-AMG GT3, Porsche 911 RSR, and SCCA Spec Racer Ford, as well as support for NVIDIA Reflex.

You can find a full list of changes in the 2022 Season 1 Patch 2 notes below.

iRacing 2022 Season 1 Patch 2 Release Notes [2022.01.25.03]

SIMULATION

GraphicsNVIDIA Reflex support has been enabled.- - When enabled in the Graphics options (on the top right), and when the Simulator is GPU-bound, this option reduces Simulator to render latency by enabling low latency mode in the device driver. When enabled with “boost mode” it also keeps the GPU clock rate higher when the Simulator is CPU-bound, which can help a little bit too. Enabling NVIDIA Reflex in the Graphics Options can help reduce this latency, mainly when the Simulator is GPU-bound. When CPU-bound, there is not much Reflex can do.An additional graphics-related system meter, named "T" has been added to the user interface.- - The T-Meter measures the total frame time from when the renderer started generating the frame until the GPU completed drawing it. It is not the same as the R + G timer, because the CPU queues frames to the GPU and they can pile up, also the GPU is running in parallel with the CPU.- - The maximum pre-rendered frame widgets are hidden when Reflex is enabled, since it takes over and keeps it near zero.The NVIDIA Reflex option is disabled by default if the GPU/driver does not support it.

SpotterA new setting, “[SPCC] textDurationFactor=1” has been added to the app.ini file.- - This value is the multiple for the length of time spotter text messages are displayed on the screen (ie: a value of 2 leaves spotter messages on the screen twice as long as the default value of 1).

TrueForceTrueForce support has been temporarily disabled while we await a patch to GHUB.- - All Logitech G923 users will need to recalibrate their steering.- - If desired, you can manually turn TrueForce support back on by manually editing the “app.ini” file and setting “[Force Feedback] trueForceEnabledForcedOff=1”.Reworked Logitech TrueForce support so users will no longer need to recalibrate after the system is enabled/disabled.- - That’s right! This is hopefully the last time you’ll be forced to recalibrate by an update!

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CARS

Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020Fixed an issue where the IMSA numbers were black instead of white.

Hyundai Elantra N TCFix issue with this vehicle having a corrupt “yaml” telemetry string.Fixed a texture issue on the trunk area.

Mercedes-AMG GT3The occurrence frequency of ignition cut backfires has been reduced to a more realistic level.

NASCAR Cup Series Class CarsDrafting parameters have been updated.

NASCAR Next Gen Class CarsDrafting parameters have been updated.Vehicle parameters have been updated slightly to satisfy the latest NASCAR rules packages.Car specs have been updated based on the latest information from NASCAR.Fixed an issue with a cyclic modulation in the engine sounds for high RPM.iRacing setups have been updated.

Porsche 911 RSRFixed an issue where the steering column was invisible when this vehicle was viewed in the Paint Shop.

SCCA Spec Racer FordBrake bias adjustments are now allowed during Fixed Setup Sessions.

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TRACKS

Charlotte Motor SpeedwayFixed an issue with dark green grass edges.Daytona International SpeedwayFixed some issues where some off-track surface types were not set properly.(Road Course) - The time penalty for cutting the Bus Stop has been increased, and tyre barriers have been deployed in defensive positions at the Bus Stop to prevent course cutting.(Road Course) - The sausage curb has been removed.

Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumNEW TRACK!The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, a short asphalt oval, is now available for purchase and racing!More than 100 years ago, one of the United States’ most iconic sporting venues was commissioned as a memorial to veterans of World War I. Since then, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has hosted just about every event imaginable, from the Summer Olympics (three times as of 2028, which will become a record for any facility at that time) to the Super Bowl, and has served as the home stadium for numerous professional and college sports teams in football, baseball, soccer, and rugby. The stadium has even hosted dozens of major off-road motorsport events, with trucks and cars jumping in and out of the Coliseum entrance every lap.In 2022, NASCAR became the latest major league sport to join the venue’s legacy with the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. A quarter-mile circuit constructed within stadium walls will see the annual preseason all-star race of the NASCAR Cup Series leave Daytona for the first time. The track was designed and tested by iRacing in cooperation with NASCAR in advance of the unique event, with top real-world and sim racing pros all logging countless laps before both its release on iRacing and real-world debut. The change in venue also leads to a change in format, with qualifying heats to build the feature grid in a manner similar to a local short track race.Now’s your chance to take the wheel in a unique part of NASCAR history in one of America’s most iconic sporting venues. See if you’ve got what it takes to conquer the Coliseum quarter mile!

Add the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to your iRacing landscape by purchasing it from the iRacing store here: https://iracing.com/membersite/member/TrackDetail.do?trkid=437

Nürburgring CombinedThe rolling start grid has been moved back to the gantry on the straight to mitigate issues with proper spacing on starts with multi-class Sessions.

Oran Park RacewayFixed some issues with terrain planes sticking through some walls.