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Open Setups

khudson43

Premium Member
NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S2
Name
Kris Hudson
Joined
Mar 26, 2021
Messages
5
Location
Raleigh, NC
iRacing ID
19445
After running Fixed for a while now, what is everyone’s thoughts on going back to open setups? Personally I hope we go back to open setups at some point. I feel like with fixed setups I tend to just arrive and drive some weeks and am a little under prepared. With open setups I feel like I was more motivated to put in laps during the week as we built the setup. Plus I just miss being able to tweak my setup and try to find an advantage before and during the races. I’m interested to hear others thoughts on switching back to open setups.
 

Pat Harvey

Premium Member
NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S2
Name
Patrick Harvey
Joined
Sep 8, 2019
Messages
6
Location
US, TN, McMinnville
iRacing ID
387857
I would like to say that I feel strongly that we should stay with fixed setups. It is a more fair way to race with a level playing field. The whole reason I joined this league is because it was fixed setup. Open setup racing is a different animal entirely, and a lot of people are having to buy their setups anyway. If it is a matter of too many cautions, I feel like there are other ways we could help solve that problem, like raising the iRating requirement.
 

b_glover93

Premium Member
NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S2
Name
Baron Glover
Joined
Nov 28, 2020
Messages
109
Location
Tampa, FL
iRacing ID
441583
Its too bad iracing doesnt have an option to allow pit adjusments in fixed setup. Take the green with the fixed setup but allow for wedge and tire pressure adjustments during the race. That would be a nice compromise
 

matloc28

Premium Member
Name
Matt Long
Joined
Feb 24, 2021
Messages
54
Location
Georgia
iRacing ID
62996
Y'all know my thoughts on this :p Been fun catching a few of the broadcasts here or there. Hope y'all are well!
 

Tylerjustice9

Premium Member
Name
Tyler Justice
Joined
May 9, 2022
Messages
1
Location
Odenville, AL
iRacing ID
209293
Open sets FTW! It’s a win win situation IMO. It forces ppl to put in more practice laps. The result of that will be better racing because drivers will have more laps on any given week, rather than just jumping in a race. Plus it will make everyone better as a whole, and should improve race craft. It just keeps everyone more involved and interested in racing when you know that you can make a difference by the work that you put in.
 

LouChristian

Premium Member
NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S2
Name
William Lou Christian
Joined
Nov 15, 2021
Messages
3
Age
30
Location
Nashville
iRacing ID
687177
I, along with some others, joined this league because it is a FIXED league. There are plenty of open leagues out there. As for practicing during the week, it probably would be counterintuitive due to the fact that sets are adjusted throughout the week and by the end you’re essentially driving a whole new car and line. And to add to that everyone is buying the set ups from the same couple of places. Not arguing, just stating my case!
 

Pat Harvey

Premium Member
NASCAR Cup Series 2022/S2
Name
Patrick Harvey
Joined
Sep 8, 2019
Messages
6
Location
US, TN, McMinnville
iRacing ID
387857
I agree with Lou. In my opinion and experience, I tend to practice less when it's open setup for several reasons.. There is always going to be someone with a better setup that's hard to compete with, and learning to drive different setups throughout the week becomes daunting. I came here to race, not see who can make the best setup. I understand why some enjoy it, it's just not for me.

Sorry for spamming this thread.. I have strong feelings about this. lol
 
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