Simraceway Blog

Upcoming Test Drives: Peter Revson Weekend & MP4-27

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by John | February 27, 2015

This week’s Test Drive Weekend remembers Peter Revson, who was born on this date in 1939. Revson had a remarkable racing career, teaming up with McLaren to become the first American to win the Can-Am Championship and the last American-born driver to win a Formula One race (the 1973 Canadian Grand Prix). He also drove a McLaren to second place in the 1971 Indy 500 on top of a successful stint in GT racing.

 

We’re inviting you to take out the car Revson cut his racing teeth on, the Morgan Plus 4, and the McLaren M23 he drove to GP vicoties in Canada and Great Britain.

 

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Test Drive Tuesday

 

Then, for 48 hours from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) on Monday, you’ll be able to drive the McLaren MP4-27 for free AND download it for HALF PRICE!

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 03/02/15 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 03/04/15.

How: Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby and enter a contest featuring the car.

 

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New Megane Trophy Liveries Released

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by John | February 27, 2015

Following on from last week’s release of four new Agera liveries, this week we’re unveiling a ton of new Renault Megane Trophy team liveries from the 2010 Eurocup Megane Trophy, including many of the one-make series’ top finishers. Take your pick (they’re free for all owners of the car) and hit the track!

 

 

Jim Russell F3 Winter Series by Simraceway (Rounds 5 & 6)

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by John | February 24, 2015

The fifth and sixth races of the Jim Russell F3 Winter Series by Simraceway were staged at the legendary Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on February 21 and 22. Check out the Simraceway Performance Driving Center blog to read the race reports, review the final standings, and see the Lola Simraceway Formula 3 in real-world action in each race’s photo gallery (you can also view both race reports below).

 

F1B-logo-300x100Want to know what our friends at  formula1blog are making of the Jim Russell F3 Series? You can look forward to much more on these pages from the Journal of Motorsport Opinion, who feature PDC instructor Paul Charsley as one of their contributors, as we join them in exploring the wide world of racing.

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Take on the Daytona $500 from this Weekend

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by John | February 20, 2015

To celebrate the start of a new NASCAR season, we’re putting on a brand new, money-spinning Challenge Event. Complete 500 miles of our Daytona track in the fastest possible time from behind the wheel of the free-to-download Asphalt Modified and you could win your share of $500 in prize money.

 

All you have to do to guarantee winnings of between $5 and $50 is finish in the top 50!

 

So what are you waiting for? Head to the Events page, enter the Daytona $500 Challenge and turn those laps into Cash!

 

You have until March 30th to register your best time. The results will be announced during the weekend of Sprint Cup Series Race 7 at Texas Motor Speedway. Good luck!

 

Daytona Reverse Released on Simraceway

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by John | February 20, 2015

Following last month’s extensive update to our Daytona International Speedway track, we’re seeing in the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, which kicks off at the Florida circuit this weekend, by adding a reverse layout to the configurations on offer.

 

See Daytona like you’ve never seen it before!

 

Design a Livery for the Asphalt Modified

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by John | February 20, 2015

It appears our 6XJ4 livery competition got your creative juices flowing. So we thought we would give you another opportunity to make your mark on a Simraceway star–this time it’s the Asphalt Modified.

 

As before, the winning entries will feature in the game. Read on to find out how to enter!

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Four New Agera Liveries Rolled Out this Weekend

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by John | February 20, 2015

You’ll be able to choose from four brand new Koenigsegg Agera R liveries when you race the unpronounceable supercar on Simraceway from this weekend. Enjoy!

 

Upcoming Test Drives: MP4-26 TDT

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by John | February 20, 2015

For 48 hours from 8 am PST (5 pm CET) on Monday, we continue our build up to the new F1 season by offering a free drive in our McLaren MP4-26. You’ll also be able to download the racer for HALF PRICE during that time!

 

When: 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 02/23/15 until 8 am PST (5 pm CET), 02/25/15.

How: Head to the Events page or Quick Race lobby and enter a contest featuring the car.

 

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Jim Russell F3 Winter Series–Race 5 & 6 Preview

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by John | February 18, 2015

A return to the mighty Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final two rounds of the Jim Russell F3 Winter Series by Simraceway is just around the corner–and it looks like 2014 Summer Series champion, Chase Murray is in the Catbird seat for back-to-back titles.

 

For the rest of the pack, things aren’t quite so straightforward though. Late charger Brian Frank will hope to put in a stronger qualifying and start effort this time so he doesn’t have to pull more last-lap heroics out of the bag. Who knows, maybe a front-row start could see him finally get to dice it up for the lead and stop the Texas Flash from dominating the upcoming races.

 

Biting at Brian’s ankles will be the ever-aggressive Pat Daly, while old sparring partners John Schauerman, Quentin Wahl and Doug Tuttle are always more-than-capable of fighting it out for podium spots. With one weekend and two races at the Monterey facility under their belts, everyone should be ready to go, so it should be quite a show!

 

F1B-logo-300x100Want to know what our friends at  formula1blog are making of the Jim Russell F3 Series? You can look forward to much more on these pages from the Journal of Motorsport Opinion, who feature PDC instructor Paul Charsley as one of their contributors, as we join them in exploring the wide world of racing.

 

Read on to view the current Championship standings.

 

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$1000 6XJ4 Championship Rd 3

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by John | February 18, 2015

The third and final round of the 6XJ4 Championship gets under way today. For a chance of winning a share of the $1,000 prize pot:

 

  1. Ensure you own the SRW 6XJ4. If you don’t, you can download it.
  2. Hit the Events page and enter the Event aimed at your Skillquant Range (your SQ Level appears at the top of the game’s main menu screen).
  3. Set one of the top 28 lap times at Cadwell Park to qualify for the 14-car A and B finals and grab some all-important points towards the overall Championship prize.

 

Simraceway Championships Explained

 

Simraceway Championships are tailored collections of Simraceway Events. Featuring Hot Laps, Challenges, or a combination of the two, they are designed to test racing skills across a variety of disciplines, cars, and tracks. While each round of a Championship operates as an individual contest with its own leaderboard, its drivers’ performances also contribute to a ‘Championship leaderboard’. Once all Events within a Championship have closed, drivers are ranked according to their cumulative performances across the qualifying Events.