Sim Racing is coming to you!
We have a new activity to announce to our members!
Sim Racing simulates live racing with participants using a computer equipped with a wheel, pedals, seat and monitors or VR headsets (a rig). All participants are connected to a server on the Internet and can see the other racers. Sophisticated software makes the experience astonishingly realistic. Sim races are run just like real races with practice, qualification and race sessions. Sim Racing uniquely allows solo practice in any car and track of your choice.
Which members is it for? Participants and spectators
Sim Racing is ideal for the whole family. Teenagers are amazingly quick to learn and often perform better than their parents. Races can be live-streamed or made available on social media to entertain non-participants.
What do members need to start Sim Racing & how can they get into it / just try it out?
If you already have a computer that has enough performance to run Sim Racing (test by going to http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/Client/iRacing/?apikey=dec37c7f-8819-45d4-94f2-f33cf0956712), a starter wheel and pedal set costs in the $400 to $500 range. If you need a computer, add $1000 to $1500. Once a member has become addicted to Sim Racing, upgrades are unlimited, offering higher and higher degrees of realism. It should be noted that some of the best sim racers use starter rigs!
PCA Sim Racing Zone Challenge
Starting in early November, PCA National is opening the Zone Challenge, an exciting opportunity for the zones to involve their regions in a series of races that by March 2021 will send the top 4 drivers in four classes to the Zone Challenge Runoffs, which will pitch the PCA Zones against each other for a national championship. In order to participate in the Zone Challenge, sim racers must be Primary, Associate/Family, Junior or Test Driver members of PCA. They must also register themselves in the PCA Sim Racing League and have their skill levels evaluated by a PCA Sim Racing instructor for classification. All skill levels are invited. The classes are Challenge, intended for beginners, plus Sportsman, Club, and Pro in increasing skill levels. Races are weekly with an eDE (electronic Driver Education) session, a Prelude (a practice race), and a points-earning race on separate evenings. Zones have been organized into five groups where smaller zones race with one another. Zone 1 is the only zone that is in a group by itself.
For more information, see the PCA Sim Racing web site, pcasimracing.com