Tag: Skip Barber

The Top Split – Episode #004 – Nim Cross Jr.

IRacing Chief Steward Nim Cross Jr. was my guest this episode.  Nim was able to give an excellent overview of the process drivers will go through when they lodge a protest as well as some fantastic insights into the philosophies behind the system.  It’s easy to tell that Nim is not only a fan of racing but is genuinely very passionate about what he does and really puts a lot of himself into his work in making the iRacing service and the experience of it better for us all.  He was a wealth of information and insight and it was a pleasure to have him on the show.

Make sure you check out the video footage of Nim’s crack at The Top Split Hotlap Leaderboard which you can find here – LINKY

 


MNL Season 7 Race 8 @ Interlagos

Another great turn out for round 8 of the Monday Night Lights with the series heading to Brazil for the affectionately named Interlagos track.  A very popular track that brought out a great field and fantastic driving.  The racing was hot up front and throughout as the drivers looked to take advantage of an unusually cool track and made the most of the great layout.

Check out the race replay below, brought to you again by RRtv and follow the official standings on the Monday Night Lights section of this website.


MNL Season 7 Race 7 @ Donington Park

Round 7 of Monday Night lights was run at Donington Park on the National layout tonight.  A track configuration that has proven quite popular with drivers over the past couple of seasons in the Skip Barber category.  Another high Strength of Field saw a great standard of drivers line up for the race and the action on track was equally impressive.

The local Australia\New Zealand club drivers were well represented by the usual suspects and RRtv once again brought the action to the viewers at home.  So check out the race replay below and follow the official standings on the Monday Night Lights section of this website.


The Top Split – Episode #003 – Matt Malone

This episode of The Top Split sees me take a look at the world of online streaming with Matt Malone, who is one of, if not the top iRacing streamer on Twitch along with his team at Grip TV.  It was a fascinating insight into some of the concepts involved and it was great to have Matt on the show.  He also took a spin around Okayama to take on The Top Split Leader board challenge and set the time to beat for all my future guests.

If you’d like to find out more about Matt and the Grip TV team, I thoroughly recommend heading on over to his Twitch channel and that of Grip TV itself using the links below.  There’s also a great bunch of content over on Matt’s YouTube channel that you can also see in the links.  So head on over and find out what all the fuss is about!

I’ve also put a link below to the short documentary we spoke about during our chat called ‘The World’s Fastest Alien’.  If you want to see how the famed Greger Huttu went on his visit to Road Atlanta to drive both the Skip Barber and Star Mazda cars in real life, make sure you check that out as well.  It was a really interesting little insight.

Thanks for tuning in to the show.  I’ll see you for more iRacing action soon!

Links

Matt Malone

Twitch – Showdown1983

Twitch – Grip TV

YouTube – Showdown1983 

From the Podcast

The World’s Fastest Alien


MNL Season 7 Race 6 @ Road America

Round 6 of Monday Night Lights saw the championship move to Road America and saw a great race.  It also saw the return of the RRtv coverage after the Christmas hiatus.  The drivers put on a fantastic display for the broadcast with a leading pack of 6 drivers running all sorts of lines side by side for almost the entire race and no less than 4 drivers leading laps during the race.

Fantastic again to see the MNL race draw out a top quality field for the top split with the Strength of Field once again in the top 3 for the week and providing a great platform for the local drivers making a tilt at the official championship.  This was despite the field missing a few of the more notable regulars, including returning series champion Enzo Canta and stalwart regular Kevin Henderson.

Without wanting to spoil the race, make sure you check out the broadcast replay below courtesy of RRtv that shows the tightest finish in MNL history in what was an amazing race to watch and call.  For full championship standings pop on over to Monday Night Lights section of this website.  But, for now, wrap your peepers over this fantastic race and come back next week for some more great MNL racing!