Last week, we reported on the NASCAR Peak Anti-Freeze series race at Darlington, and made a note of how race winner Landon Harrison seemed to have the car completely dialed in during the final stages of the race, blowing by leaders Chris Overland and Ray Alfalla as if they were standing still. Several viewers watching commented that the sudden increase in pace seemed impossible, and a week later, their observations were indeed correct. This was simply not a matter of having a killer late race run.
A Reader Submission that wishes to stay anonymous (although we obviously know the real identities and can confirm they’re not bullshitting us) have sent us in the exact way race winner Landon Harrison was able to bring his virtual Chevrolet SS to victory lane on September 15th.
Hey James, I saw the article you posted about Landon. Please keep us anonymous, but there’s a massive exploit with the new surface model. Do as much as you can to change the names on the Facebook picture.
On the forums your average iRacing member can see, iRacing is taking away forum posting privileges for talking about anything related to having different weather in the same session. On the private forum for Peak Anti-Freeze Series drivers, iRacing is denying these bugs even exist. I’m fucking tired of this authoritarian bullshit.
There’s also currently a bug on pit stops where the sim doesn’t give you a new right rear tire. It’s been there for a while, and even Michael Conti after the race addressed it in his post race interview, but that’s because he’s cool and doesn’t give a fuck. Check the PSRTV broadcast, they might have deleted it, might not.
Click play and it’ll jump to the 2 Hour 10 Minute mark for Conti’s interview, he indeed mentions it! – James
Keep up the good work, I might come around here more often.
I’d really like to reveal your names to give some legitimacy to the claims, but as we’ve covered ourselves, iRacing’s Terms of Service allow staff members to hand out bans and suspensions for pretty much anything, and as much as some people like to pretend these are just tin foil hat conspiracy theories, there’s a reason it’s more than just us operating with the ban hammer in mind.
I don’t really know what to add, other than you should go tell the guys at Reddit your findings. I’m sure they’ll be very receptive to someone who knows what they’re talking about presenting this information.
It sucks this stuff is occurring during the middle of a championship for $10,000. iRacing’s first priority should be to even the playing field, and downplaying serious exploits is the absolute wrong thing to do.