Do You Need a Wheel For Sim Racing

using a controller for sim racing

No, you do not need a wheel for sim racing, however, the sims that you are able to play may be limited. You may be able to use a controller or a keyboard but it is highly suggested that you do use a wheel for sim racing in order to get the most enjoyable and … Read more

Can You Make Money Sim Racing

can you make money from sim racing

You can make money sim racing however the chances are rather small. Currently, there are only a handful of ways that sim racers can make money. Private leagues, professional series, and sponsorships. Privates leagues usually have a signup fee where the total prize pool is split among the winning team, professional series have extremely large … Read more

How To Get Faster At Sim Racing

iracing race cars racing on a track

Sim racing can be a frustrating hobby to be involved in. The skill gap between the top and the bottom sim racers is insane and even getting to the level where you’re somewhat competitive with the other racers in your race is no easy task. You have more than likely been in online races where … Read more

How Far Should Your Sim Racing Monitor Be From You?

A sim racing rig in front of a television

The distance from your eyes to your sim racing monitor should be between 25.5″ – 31.5″ (65cm – 80cm). This distance should ideally put the monitor just above the back of your wheelbase. The reason that it is best to have your monitors set at this distance is so you can get as close to … Read more

Do You Need Gloves for Sim Racing?

Racing gloves on a sim racing rig

The reason why sim racers wear gloves when sim racing is because they offer a layer of protection for their gear and their hands, as well as increase the grip on their wheel for the duration of the race. Sim racing wheels are susceptible to wear and tear from the friction, sweat, and natural oils … Read more

How To Install Setups For iRacing

Installing setups on iRacing is very straightforward. You just have to know where the folders are located and what files to drop into them. To install setups in iRacing simply drop the setup file that you have (this will be a file with a .sto extension) in the correct cars’ setup folder. By default, this … Read more

Best Wireless Media Keyboards for Sim Racing

This might be a weird subject to do an article on, but hear me out. If you’ve spent any amount of time in a sim racing rig or if your setup is away from your computer then you’ll quickly realize the pain and annoyance that comes with trying to type, enter races, change cars, etc. … Read more

A Beginners Guide to iRacing

It’s no secret that iRacing has exploded in popularity in the recent weeks, but for many newcomers, it can be a daunting and confusing experience to get started. This is a guide to help you get out on the track with some confidence that you know what’s going on and to hopefully remove some of … Read more

Top 10 Tips For Beginner Sim Racers

When you’re just learning the ropes of sim racing it can be a daunting, frustrating process. Here are 10 tips that I recommend that will hopefully help you get up to speed(literally) as quickly as possible. 1. One Car, One Track It’s really tempting to jump straight into a GTE, an LMP1, or maybe a … Read more

What Is a Direct Drive Sim Racing Wheel

Force feedback sim racing wheelbases come in a couple of different configurations. Gear or belt-driven, and direct drive. But what exactly is the difference between these, and what advantages does direct drive bring? Gear and belt-driven wheels are your common, run-of-the-mill, sim racing wheels that 90% of us have. G920, ClubSport V2.5, Thrustmaster T300 RS, … Read more