Crazy Sponsorship Proposal

pizzaA little just ain’t enough for sim racing Twitch personality JJacoby88. First making headlines in both a positive and negative fashion for constructing the most elaborate faux cockpit our hobby has ever seen via the use of numerous payday loans and credit cards, the twenty six year old Domino’s Pizza delivery driver from Georgia has raised the bar yet again when it comes to going out and executing ideas that probably should have been confined to the comfort of his own private Teamspeak server. JJacoby88’s latest YouTube video, in which he addresses his small audience of Twitch followers and fellow iRacers, now openly seeks sponsorship for the 2017 auto racing season in an effort to drive for a Super Late Model program; lightweight cars that send upwards of 630 horsepower to the rear tires, and are intended for highly experienced drivers only a season or two away from competing in televised NASCAR events.

In short, a random sim racer in his late twenties is basically going out and asking for donations to campaign a car just as powerful – if not more so – than the GT class entries you saw competing during the 24 Hours of Daytona this past weekend, citing his elaborate home simulator setup as his racing experience.

The video itself – which comes in at just under four minutes in length – is incredibly difficult to sit through for a number of reasons. JJacoby88 begins the video dressed in his pristine custom-made Domino’s Pizza fire suit with a freshly baked pizza on the roof of his sim rig, before conducting a series of mock post-race interviews “practicing” for a multitude of scenarios – such as an early retirement or a podium finish – as a sort of “proof” that he’s the kind of personality companies would want to represent them in a public environment. The latter half of the sponsorship proposal includes a set of ridiculously clumsy commercials of sorts, which make heavy use of in-game footage from the iRacing simulator and had me legitimately covering my eyes due to an overwhelming wave of Fremdschämen. I’d love to sit here and say this is one of the best satirical sim racing videos ever conceived, but the description of the video indicates the exact opposite; this was a serious pitch to try and land JJacoby88 a legitimate ride in a car most real-life race car drivers struggle to keep under themselves, let alone a random dude from iRacing.

This guy’s entire pitch is “I play video games, so I should have a shot at driving a category of stock cars typically reserved for the best semi-professional drivers in the country.”

“Hey, guys! If you have a seat that I can fill, I’ll take it! Or, if you are available to sponsor a super late model, I have a program I can get into if you’re willing (please e-mail me at JJacoby88@Hotmail.com).”

iracingsim64-2015-02-13-11-14-07-14-1024x576Many will immediately point the finger at a spectrum disorder of some sorts causing this otherwise average twenty six year old iRacer to believe playing computer games gives him enough valid experience to be placed on par with regional race car drivers looking for a seat, but I beg to differ. The content from JJacoby88 is simply too composed, focused, and concrete to be the result of any mental deficiencies. Instead, I’m pointing the finger at the iRacing community itself for feeding simple-minded individuals with an abundance of misinformation and wishful thinking, to the point where a portion of the game’s userbase is utterly convinced stock car teams will recruit them from a video game.

After all, there’s a reason we joke about iRacers believing NASCAR scouts are spectating random late-night C-Fixed races on the service.

nascar-xs-richmond-ii-2015-josh-berry-jr-motorsports-chevroletRegistering six NASCAR Xfinity Series starts over the past three seasons of competition, Josh Berry of JR Motorsports – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s personal race team – is an avid sim racer in his spare time. While he primarily calls the iRacing servers home, during the height of NASCAR Racing 2003 Seasons’ popularity in the mid 2000’s, Berry was once a member of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s private online racing league, the Dirty Mo’ Posse, or DMP for short. The popular myth circulating within certain iRacing circles, is that Berry was hand-picked by Dale Earnhardt Jr. himself for his virtual performance in NASCAR Racing 2003 Season, and literally handed a real life race car as a reward for his prolonged online success in the legendary Papyrus simulator. This, coupled with highly publicized contests such as GT Academy – in which Polyphony Digital claim winners have no prior auto racing experience despite this being an outright lie – has caused a portion of the iRacing community to believe senpai will notice them and that they’re somehow entitled to a six hundred horsepower race car just for being successful within a video game.

As you can probably guess, there is a significant portion of the story these rabid iRacing members are not being told. Josh Berry was an employee of JR Motorsports dating back almost to its inception as a NASCAR Busch Grand National Series team, and worked his way up through the company over a period of about a decade to the role of part-time driver. Yes, he was obviously friends with Dale Earnhardt Jr. outside of work, and yes, they sure as hell played video games together, but at the end of the day, the guy was an employee of a professional auto racing team who knew his way around a race car, paid his dues within the company, and forked over some of his own cash when asked – hardly a random kid plucked from a private NASCAR Racing 2003 Season league as the myth suggests.

Unfortunately, that side of the story is rarely told to the iRacing members who need to hear it the most. The result is an extremely awkward auto racing equivalent of playing street ball with your friends, and hoping LeBron James will walk by the court and give you a try-out with the Cleveland Cavaliers; iRacing nerds are now publicly humiliating themselves on YouTube, totally convinced that this is their ticket out of being a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver.

zsNow I want to take a step back and actually evaluate JJacoby88’s sponsorship pitch, because while it’s easy to rip on the guy for having his head in the clouds and being misled by a community full of misinformation and wishful thinking, it’s much more professional and reasonable to sit down and assess why this whole endeavor would be silly for any wealthy company to take him up on.

23830315654_48c86a639e_zFirst, there is video footage of JJacoby88 admitting his massive racing simulator setup was funded with payday loans and alternate credit cards. If I were a sponsor contemplating dropping five figures on putting some guy from iRacing in a top level race car, my first question would be to find out how financially responsible he is. I’d want to make sure that money wouldn’t be squandered or abused, but instead put towards their racing operation in a meaningful and resourceful way. If your driver is willing to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars of money he doesn’t have on an expensive toy for his bedroom, risking his overall financial security to play a video game, how can I be sure my money would be allocated properly in the real thing?

Next, while Jacoby may be somewhat proficient in iRacing, all mechanical engineers know modern simulations are an approximation of real life vehicle behavior, and they’re not always one hundred percent accurate. As a sponsor, how could I be confident this guy wouldn’t tear up race cars week after week – or worse, seriously hurt himself behind the wheel – if the simulation software doesn’t properly replicate what it’s like to drive a real race car at competition speeds? Aside from my own personal complaints about iRacing’s tire model, any average team member who can use Google would be able to see social media comments discussing something called New Tire Model Version 7 and think “gee, it must not be very realistic if they’ve had to go through seven versions of it.”

That’s red flag number two.

1485982844684Third, and arguably the most controversial (or hilarious, depending on your stance), would be Jacoby’s obvious decline in performance after purchasing his new simulator setup. While he claims that the preposterous simulation center within his man-cave has made the driving experience exponentially more immersive, his driving performance has tanked significantly since adopting the full chassis setup and virtual headset, falling almost 2000 skill points beginning at the precise moment he unveiled his simulator to the general public. If this sim racer cannot properly adapt to his own private simulator, as a sponsor, how can I be sure he’ll suddenly adapt to a six hundred horsepower race car, and a field of competitors that will kick the shit out of him in the pits if he collects them in a wreck?

These are all very real questions that sponsors would ask.

gibson_guitars_by_caffeinatedpixels-das65qiLastly, I want to focus on a topic that was a bit overlooked by our readers the previous time we covered JJacoby88’s pursuit of stock car racing stardom here at PRC.net: the role his parents are playing in all of this. JJacoby88 is not a pasty white kid with an undying love for NASCAR, he’s a twenty six year old man who appears to be more than capable of holding down a full time job at a company where you’re forced to interact with a shitload of different people throughout the day, nearly ruling out any claims of crippling spectrum disorders whatsoever.

I would like to know why his parents are willingly helping to humiliate their son with the use of social media, rather than teaching him this is very strange, and very wrong? It takes maybe two minutes of research for a grown adult to realize that awkwardly citing video games as previous auto racing experience – and your adult son dressing in a fake firesuit with the insignia of his minimum wage job – will not result in a flurry of semi-professional stock car teams sending you rookie contracts to drive a race car more powerful than most street-legal Ferrari’s or Corvettes sight unseen. I’m perplexed as to how not one grown adult within the immediate family has said “stop, this is really weird”, but instead continued to help this guy make an ass of himself in front of an international audience by assisting with the creation of these comprehensively delusional YouTube videos.

This goes for the several iRacing members close to him as well, who may have egged him on or even fed him ideas for this pitch; for a supposed ultra-hardcore group of auto racing fans who have in some cases followed stock car racing for decades and should know how the hierarchy works, it’s asinine for them to now believe a random computer nerd putting himself out there asking for a Super Late Model and citing “iRacing” as his experience is anything other than batshit crazy.

 

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82 thoughts on “Crazy Sponsorship Proposal

  1. Again, things that just make me shake my head. If landing a ride was as easy as just asking, imagine where Sev & Maple could be if not for finances.

    Hell maybe I can land a GT3 ride that way, those cars are easy as fuck to drive, right?

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  2. Hmm. I don’t know Austin, you say you don’t think he has mental issues but the way he acts, talks, and reasons… I’m no psychologist but it just doesn’t seem consistent with a normal 26 year old brain. No, he’s not exactly drooling and banging his head against the wall but something is not right with him and as such, he should not be let anywhere near a race car. I also wonder what’s going on with the parents. I mean, what kind of responsible mother or father lets their child take out payday loans and multiple credit cards to buy a rig like that, especially if there is some mental disability? Really, really strange stuff going on in that house, that’s for sure.

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      1. Yeah it was obvious from the first video with the #soblessed nonsense that the family is very religious but really, there seems to be some mental disability going on here.

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  3. Im pretty sure he does have austim. Pretty sure you can still be a functioning adult on the spectrum. One of the effects of Autsim are illusions of gradeur. Pretty sure all of this falls under that definition. Also, why do you think he still lives at home? Many people with autism never leave home.

    Feel like such a big man making fun of someone who literally doesnt have the ability to comprehend the crazyness of what he loves?

    Your a tool Austin.

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    1. No, delusions of grandeur are not a typical autistic trait unless that person is also suffering from some kind of mental disorder. Quite the opposite, actually – people on the spectrum tend to have low self esteem.

      Unless of course you go by the internet commenter definition of “autistic” (like James did in this article, as well as plenty of people commenting here) where “he’s autistic” simply means “I don’t agree with what he’s doing/saying” or “he’s acting weird”. In that case, delusions of grandeur could definitely be seen as “autistic”.

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  4. To be a race car driver, you need to assess how much talent the driver actually has. Secondly you need to look at how much money it will cost you and your family. Jacoby should not expect to be a immediate paid driver…in a Super late model straight out of a game.

    Another example would be William Byron. Literally started on iRacing, then went to Legends being funded by his family and then hopping on board with Dale Jr and his Late Model team.

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    1. William Byron did it right. From what I understand, he figured out he had a decent grasp of racecraft through video games, then paid his dues in a smaller class and climbed the ladder naturally to unlearn the bad habits video games had taught him. Solid.

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    1. I thought about that too when I was wondering how will this end for him. Fucking 26 and he is here with his life. I sure it is some kind of joke. Maybe he does comedy for a living and he is making fun of iRacing?

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  5. My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, ‘If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.’. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- ‘Don’t ever smoke. Please don’t put your family through what your Grandfather put us through.” I agreed. At 33, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this video gave me cancer anyway.

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  6. Some of the comments , this actually as a hole is pretty dam funny “Fark you guys make me laugh” 🙂

    The baker family “that aint pizza “

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  7. some waste a lot of money to look stupid, others write lot of words on the back of others thinking they are the shit or can propose some kind of higher moral talk, yet at the end they dont manage to look any smarter and are still missing a nascar rig in the bedroom

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    1. There’s a reason I posted a picture of my HANS device a few weeks back.

      You can pretend we’re just jealous of some guy’s sim rig if it earns you brownie points on the iR forums.

      Or maybe,

      just maybe,

      we know a thing or two.

      🙂

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  8. Eh, looked more like a crappy comic relief video that anything else. Also, I hope his diet doesn’t only consist of fucking pizza and coke.

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  9. “First making headlines in both a positive and negative fashion”

    Anyone noticed that James linked to a previous article he wrote in order to give his new article credibility?

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  10. It’s not iRacing that causes autism Austin. Autists are attracted to sim racing in general this website has been proof of that for a long time.

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  11. i thought autists could figure numbers as a feeling, so he should now that he will never be able to pay his credit continuing to work for domino´s. So at least the request for sponsorship is autisctically speaking quite realistic, he knows he has to do something to pay that debt, go eat pizza => quick.

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  12. Irresponsibility with money is usually a learned behavior, generally learned from ones parents’.

    I’m going to assume this guys parents are just as irresponsible as this kid is, especially if they’re encouraging this type of behavior (I’m assuming the woman’s voice in the video is his mom).

    If, by 26, you’ve never been in a purpose built race car, on the track, odds are you never will be. People race their entire lives in hopes of driving professionally and of those people, a fraction of a fraction actually get to do so.

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  13. Oh…dear…

    Bless him.

    He seems happy enough.

    I am old, I remember when people had to have real talent to become actors, singers, you know entertainers. You had to work at it, train for it, start at the bottom and work your way up.
    Now we have ‘reality television programs’, X Factor, things like that…

    This young man is perhaps a product of this culture.

    ‘I can have it now’, ‘I want it now’, thus the ‘pay-day loans’ to pay for the very large toy in his bedroom/garage.

    He is being encouraged to engage in this behavioural pattern by a likeminded group, of fellow ‘X Factor’ types. Peer pressure, gentle pressure, yet still pressure to behave in this way.

    The ‘X Factor’ types dwelling on the iracing forums are directly and indirectly ‘encouraging’/’bullying’ him to carry on with this perhaps, misguided belief in himself.

    They may find it amusing, using Jacob as a clown, or they may really believe in his project. Both suggestions are equally disturbing. And both suggestions are unfair to Jacob in the long-run.

    The video, as Austin has stated, is ‘painful’ to view. For many reasons, however, this is not the behaviour of a person with autism. The young man may have a ‘mild personality disorder’, just like most of the world’s population, however he is not displaying autistic traits.

    It is very rare for a person with autism to make such a public display, put a camera in front of a person with autism, and generally if they do not run off, they will turn away, or not smile for example. Even if mum is holding the camera; a female is filming Jacob, is it his mum?

    Vulnerable and gullible perhaps, but he does not seem to be autistic.

    He is far too open, and chatty for example.

    Trust me, us autistic types are not in the habit of wishing to become ‘YouTube’ personalities…
    We are ‘wired up’ differently that is all, see things that you lot miss…

    The ‘I can have it now’, ‘I want it now’, X Factor types dwell on every forum. Every time a new game comes out, go read the comments. ‘I want this’, ‘I want that’, It must have that’, GTR 3 has just been announced, go read, view the behavioural pattern.

    ‘Man-child’?

    Yes.

    The ‘I can have it now’, ‘I want it now’, X Factor types?

    Yes.

    Autistic?

    No.

    Jacob is a product of this X Factor on-demand culture.

    Television and the media has programed young people to think like this, ask a child what they want to be when they grow up, most will say, they want to be on television in some form or other, or famous.

    The ‘I can have it now’, ‘I want it now’ types; in the UK, people my age group would class them as, ‘behaving like spoilt brats’.

    And they do.

    That is the main issue with our little hobby.

    ‘Spoilt brats’.

    Not people like Jacob; perhaps it is just best to leave him alone. He seems happy in the little world that he has created for himself, so leave him be with his mum and pizza.

    Or, just for a bit of fun: it could be the best wind-up ever, just to keep Austin and co, from talking and writing about the real issues and problems with iracing…

    Deflection is a wonderful thing…

    ‘Pissing in a bottle’ when playing iracing…

    That worked…

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    1. “I am old, I remember when people had to have real talent to become actors, singers, you know entertainers. You had to work at it, train for it, start at the bottom and work your way up.
      Now we have ‘reality television programs’, X Factor, things like that…”

      Aren’t actors, singers, entertainers just more of the same pretend stuff, be it now or in the beginning? Imagine if these actors and performers wouldn’t have an audience, they would look insane doing it alone. They need us to act, they need us for the fantasy to make sense.

      What JJacoby88 does, matters, to himself at least. PRC matters, to James at least.

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  14. This is actually pretty sad, and I feel bad even chiming in. Even though I’m a licensed, board certified psychiatrist, it’s irresponsible of me to diagnose anyone on the basis of a couple of videos.

    That having been said, I do disagree with the fundamental premise that “Well, he’s got a job and has to interact with people – How can there be anything wrong?”

    Well, it turns out that the answer is: Quite a lot, actually. Though, in this case, it largely depends on where you draw the line between pathology and personality. Both interpretations could be valid. By this, I mean: He could have mild Aspergers vs an obsessive compulsive personality. But the OCPD patients tend to come off as more annoying and stilted. And they don’t have the hallmark restricted range of *interests* shown by this individual.

    I continue to *strongly* suspect that this person has some kind of developmental disability. I believe this is why his parents go along with his fantasy. Such people certainly can have jobs (like pizza delivery, which requires a minimum of interaction and you spend most of the time driving alone) and interact appropriately with others (usually for limited periods of time, in predefined roles such as Customer-Delivery Person). They don’t do nearly as well during impromptu encounters that can’t be rehearsed ahead of time.

    The reason such disorders are called “Spectrum Disorders” is that there is tremendous variation in terms of synptom severity and consequently, disability. He’s clearly not severely symptomatic, ergo he isn’t severely disabled.

    But, having treated approx 20-30 persons who were eventually diagnosed with Aspergers, he reminds me of most of them.

    “As a milder autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it differs from other ASDs by relatively normal language and intelligence.”

    But the real tipoff is his over-the-top, obsessive fascination with Dominos and NASCAR. People with Aspergers nearly always have a very restricted range of very intense interests. And often these interests can be really esoteric. I had a patient who knew literally everything one could know about…Grass. Not Marijuana. No, I’m talking…Just Plain Grass. He would obsess on the subject to the point where people would do nearly anything to excuse themselves and get away from him. You may know people like this, but never had a word to describe them.

    I don’t want to bore people to death with a pedantic lecture on how this kid fits that diagnosis. All I can tell you is 1) Look at the relevant Wikipedia or APA articles and 2) Look at the videos.

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    1. From 1 to 10, how small is James’ penis? Is there any correlation between his overly-long rants and insecurity about his manhood? Sometimes are justified, most of the times, they aren’t. 5000 words everytime is a bit overkill, unless there’s something else going on.

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      1. Ah yes, the “I don’t like this article so I’m gonna talk about the author’s penis size.” Internet argument cliche #7294. An excellent choice.

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        1. Who said I don’t like the article itself?

          I don’t like the need to always have to write 5000 words essays about things that could be written off much more quickly without having to make them longer for no apparent reason, especially because in this particular case the previous article on this subject is the same as this one. Everything said then, applies now. In fact, most of its content is basically the same.

          Longer articles when it’s about to go in detail over technical stuff such as explaining how physics work and stuff like that, I’m fine with it. Ranting every time for 5000 words about a delusional moron that’s not even good at iRacing and spent all that money hoping to get a drive in a real car is just as stupid as the kid in the video himself.

          But you’re just a wanker anyway, so I’m sure you can’t see further than your nose. Or your below-average sized penis.

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    2. Very interesting points. I had a friend in college that all he wanted to do was talk about car performance as I knew a lot about supercharging and what not. He would obsess over picking my brain on it. He eventually turned his 98 Cobra into a 900hp beast and spent ALL his money doing it. Whenever I would talk about something else, he would look to be off in his head thinking about something totally different and when I finished talking, he would ask another car question. What is funny too is he was the most amazing pool player I had ever seen. He would go to 9 ball tournaments and just mop people up. He was autistic. Not sure which form though. This all reminds me of Jacob.

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  15. I have never been to this site until I came for this article and won’t be back either. You are shit, your site is shit, and you need to re-evaluate your life. Pieces of shit like you try to get attention by bashing someone who enjoy their hobby more than you will ever enjoy anything.

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    1. Yeah I’m super jealous I got into huge debt to build a sim rig I can’t even see, and then awkwardly went on a public platform asking for sponsors to drive a category of stock cars typically reserved for professional racers only a year or two out from competing in televised NASCAR events.

      Signed,
      Austin Ogonoski
      #2 Lengert Motorsports Chevrolet SS

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          1. You mean like when people read your drivel. You make the community out to be delusional retards to take the focus off of your own insecurities.

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  16. Does he have ANY kind of real racing experience? He obviously has a car, has he gone to ANY track day? What get’s me the most is that he probably sees grassroots racing as ‘beneath him’. He ‘deserves’ to start in the big league.

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  17. The most interesting aspect for me is how his iRacing ability started tanking right after he started throwing all this expensive hardware at it.

    Didn’t I see in a previous article where the top iRacing drivers use *no* FFB at all? Surely that’s an indictment of the quality of iRacing’s FFB (if true).

    Just as an experiment, I tried turning off the FFB (through the control panel) on my TX and instead substituted a generic, always-on Centering Spring (just like an old bungie-cord wheel). In R3E, AC, pCARS and AMS – my driving suffered tremendously. With only visual cues, it was really hard to know how much to correct, or how close I was coming to the limit.

    I didn’t try iRacing, because (despite owning just about all the content it has), I’m having too much fun with all my other sims to pay an additional $13.

    So, does anyone want to volunteer to try this in iRacing? I’m just curious. Is their FFB so shitty that it’s actually a *hindrance*?

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    1. The no-FFB maymay is only in ovals due to a combination of steady state cornering, repetitive laps, and iRacing physics, particularly in older tire model versions. On most ovals you’re going to steer the car the same amount in every corner anyways so you don’t really need an actively changing amount of steering resistance, you don’t want to ever have to correct unexpected slides, and the FFB jerked the wheel around over bumps more than it helped a lot of the time.

      A lot of these guys have been playing since NR2003 or earlier without modern FFB and never learned to drive with it anyways to boot. Stock cars aren’t horrendously communicative things to start with either, when you’re hanging in the corner all day you want a wheel that’s easy to turn.

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    2. Being a little older and having the funds available, I treated myself to my last wheel before I go too blind to sim race anymore :). I grabbed the Accuforce Pro direct drive. It has its own FFB software that you can override iRacing with or use in combo with iRacings FFB.

      When I first got the wheel I did an either or test. iRacing FFB fucking sucks compared to the FFB software that comes with the wheel. The shitty part is I found that Luza is right. For ovals I still run the software but I have it dialed down to 0 resistance. They have a cool RPM vibration in the software is one reason I leave it on, the other is I can adjust the degrees of rotation on the fly, car to car, to get get the most accuracy out of my input.

      I find myself faster on the Road side using the FFB software that comes with the wheel though. It has so many tweaks for you to get the car feeling comfy if needed. Some cars on road I run like the oval, no resistance. But the iRacing FFB still sucks compared to this software on the roadside too.

      The moral of the story is use the least amount of iRacing FFB and the minimal amount of your wheels software and you will be faster. Another reason iRacing is such a fucking joke with this “realism” marketing brand bullshit.

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      1. Thanks so much both of you guys for the info. Last time I tried iRacing, it really felt nothing like any car I’ve ever driven IRL. It’s like there was way too much centering torque (felt like a really tight “bungie” wheel) that pretty much drowned out everything else, and then nearly zero FFB once you got past the crazy center stuff. That, plus the “boats on ice” tire model made it feel about as accurate as Forza.

        I’m still going to give that new 911 a shot. Maybe. Just saw the Empty Box video and it seems like the iRacing!version is basically the same as the car modeled in AMS.

        And AMS is way cheaper, plus I can race offline (an important consideration when you’ve got a 3 year old in the house who holds instant veto power over any gaming session!).

        Congrats on the Accuforce. Once I get VR going, that might be next on the list. I just have to remember that probably the quickest people online are using hand me down DFGTs 😉

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  18. Oh my God that was depressing.. I remember the previous thing he did and then the follow-up outlining the reasons and he sort of seemed okay. What did he mean Dominos didn’t allow it and then did? And why was the footage of him driving, which was the whole point, turned into some pizza delivery thing? The key is perhaps in the whole “I dont need a tip I’m a NASCAR driver…” he thinks perhaps this is his way to get rich, perhaps his parent think it to? Or they’re so religious that they believe it might happen. I wouldn’t let this kid pump gas. And the broken arms thing, please no, no, no..

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  19. I am glad you addressed the parental role at the end but I have to say it sounds like his mother is living the same dream. There has to be more to this story with him. After this article I am really beginning to feel bad for him. Sadly, you all know as well as I do, iRacing is littered with these people and it has taken the fun out of it for many of us.

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    1. oh no someone spent a lot of money on his home cockpit and is trying to get into a real racing team, I can no longer have a good time playing sim racing.

      And this website is supposed to welcome people to sim racing? Not after this drivel and spite towards other sim racing users.

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  20. James! I know it hurts, but everyone is a douche at some point of time in life! Unfortunately for you you have lots of points in your life.
    If shit you see on a website makes you angry enough to make a comment, you’re probably a horribly maladjusted individual. If you take that rage a step further and actually engage in an argument online, you’re a shitty human. I’m sorry. It’s true and you need to accept that. I’m pretty sure in the history of the Internet, no one has ever changed their opinion on an issue because a PRC forum reader took the time to point out he or she was wrong. Stop fighting with people on the Internet, you only look like a bigger asshole than you already are.

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    1. “If shit you see on a website makes you angry enough to make a comment, you’re probably a horribly maladjusted individual. ”

      Says the guy leaving a comment on a website

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  21. I wouldn’t blame the parents. Most likely, as stated above, this kid (and I say kid because of his state of mind) has some mental disorder that will likely keep him living at his parents house until their end of days, and hopefully he will be set up to survive for a while after they are gone.

    Imagine yourself as a parent to a kid who will never grow up and start his own life… you gotta find a way to keep him busy and interested in things, and you’d probably be willing to spend a fair amount of cash to keep him happy and going.

    If anything, we should accept that the parents are doing the best with what they have to offer their son who is living with a disability.

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    1. I don’t blame this guy for anything nor ridicule him. I would just spend that amount of money differently but most likely also take a part to upgrade the pc and the g27, just I wouldn’t spend on such a rig like he did.
      For me taking such money loans would be for an apartment, or for a car (in case you really need), or create a business. In my view having luxuries like jjacoby has only if I’d be super rich, not borrowing money. But perhaps he’s financially supported by his parents because if he’d be alone I doubt he’d do this, because his bills wouldn’t give him a margin.

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