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- If you think iRacing is “just a game”, we aren’t the right league for you. Most here practice a lot and take our racing seriously. Because of that, we have a ton of fun with close, safe racing every week. The competition can be fierce but with our camaraderie comes much respect for our fellow racers. Hotheads aren’t welcome!
- Join our Discord or Facebook group. If you don’t join one, you might get removed from the league. This is how we communicate with our members.
- Join the APEX THIS iRacing league. Don’t wait until the night of the race.
- Read the Rules.
- Get a headset. Voice communication is one of the primary methods we use on track to make the racing go smoother.
- If you are newish to iRacing, race ONLY in the slower classes. Do this until you can run a race with 0 incidents or close to it. DO NOT race in faster cars.
- Go through this website in its entirety.
- Newish to iRacing? 6 Tips for those New to iRacing
Pick the Right Night and the Right Car
Oftentimes good communication is key to a race win. The use of a voice headset is highly recommended. Get one if you don’t have one!
Race Within Your Limits
Racing involves a lot of things. We want to drive fast but we have to look in the mirrors, at gauges, the relative box, and communicate to other drivers — all without having an incident. If you’re using 100% of your mental capacity to drive at the limit, how will you do the other things necessary during a race? You can’t. You’re leaving no margin to deal with the tasks that have to be done plus racecraft, surprises, and the many random events that happen during a race.
Too often, ‘learning’ racers race at 100% and then have an off when things don’t go perfect. I know, I used to do this ALL THE TIME. I still do it, but less often now. Why? I leave some mental capacity on the table during the race. Yes, it may mean I’m a bit slower, but I’m also more consistent and finish races in a better position.