Top Sim Racing Games for the Avid Gamer

Out of all the various genres, racing games have an extremely difficult job in separating themselves from the pack. In older days, the high end of the genre belonged to arcade types like Crusin’ USA or OutRun, while console games had decidedly fewer thrills. Now, heavyweights like Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport continually up the ante with better graphics, hundreds of cars, and endless customization options, like kart racers and others turn to smaller systems. For the most detailed-minded racer, to Nintendo fans looking for quick laps, there’s a little bit of everything for your personal speed. Let’s roll up to the starting line and take a look at some of the top racing games ever created. First on our list is Nascar Racing 2003 Season or just NR2003. It is Papyrus’ final simulator, and according to some, their finest. Built on top of the Grand Prix Legends engine, NR2003 is one of the most realistic racing sims ever made. The car responds to changes, corners, bumps and turns just as a real car would. If you want to know what it’s like to drive a real NASCAR stock car, NR2003 is probably the best way to do it. Grand Prix Legends

The next game on the list is considered to be a genuine professional racing simulator. With arguably the most realistic physics of any sim, the online-only iRacing is the league racers sim of choice. With dozens of cars and tracks, and numerous leagues and competitions, there is always someone to race on Built on the same engine that powers NR2003 and Grand Prix Legends, iRacing is perhaps the most realistic sim on the list. Online games introduced the world to a brand new level of gaming. Not only do gamers get the chance to compete with the computer but with other gamers as well. The idea of video games letting the player experience something even though he is in the comfort of his home is still prevalent in today’s modern setting. Nowadays, one can enjoy a good quality game of poker with different players from around the globe thru online gaming sites like Partypoker offers and provides one of the biggest rooms with tremendous player action at any time of the day. Partypoker is one of the world’s largest online poker brand and they offer a wide array of poker games online like Texas Hold’ em, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card stud and more. Joining is easy. One just needs to sign up to enjoy the games online. They have even launched an Android application for mobile users making poker playing more accessible than ever. The power and reach of online gaming has made the video gaming industry reach new heights and has truly revolutionized the games.

Coming in at number one on the list is an old favorite. Grand Prix Legends was released in 1998 by Papyrus, and simulates the 1967 Formula One season. You can have any of the cars from the 1967 season, and race alongside such greats as Jim Clark, Denny Hulme and Dan Gurney. With innovative graphics, incredible and innovative physics, Grand Prix Legends stands above the rest and is considered to be the greatest racing sim of all time.

RaceLM V2 Daytona 400

daytona-400-racelm-tribute-brian-michaelAll you Nascar Racing 2003 Season sim racing drivers need to put your expert skills to the test and attempt to qualify for the RaceLM V2 Daytona 400. Qualifying starts this Friday and the race is the day after on Saturday 23rd. 1421435553671This race is being broadcast by Matt Thomas and Web Racing Network. Trophies for the top 3 finishers and random prizes. Entry fee is free! This race is a tribute to Brian Michael who passed away last year. Brian Michael was production manager of RLMtv for many years broadcasting hundreds of races. We met Brian Michael back in the N4 days and raced the number 154 at StatRacer in every series. He was a great man and a great father. He will be truly missed.

Loper Wins the BSR Season Opener

With a race that virtually went green from flag to flag, green flag pit stops, fuel strategy and the right set of gears seem to be the right combination. Loper had all these and was in the right place when the yellow cam out on the last lap giving him the win at Daytona for the BSR season opener.

Powell and Bartel winners at the HCR Daytona Duals

Dual #1 was laced with incidents but new comer Jake Powell in the 46 keeps his car clean to take the win while in Dual #2 fuel stategy and teamwork were on the menu giving the win to TJ Bartel inthe 51. Now on to the Daytona 500.

Perryman Top Dog at Talladega

With strategy on the table all night long, Perryman made the right call bringing home the win and maintaining his points position.

Baucom takes the Win

At the Go Fast Products 250 sponsored by Go fast Products and Southern Super Star Racing League. Filled with thrills,chills and spills, two wide and three wide racing and pit strategy as only Talladega can offer made this a spectacular event. Baucom played the cards right with a short pit and the right drafting partner to get the win.

Taylor Wins WGSTM Finale and CHAMPIONSHIP

When it comes to looking back on the 2011 White Gate Services Thunder Modifieds season for East Coast Thunder it will be known as Todd Taylor’s year. Taylor dominated the Bill’s Auto Repair 150 at Thompson International Speedway on Sunday by holding off Modified veterans Bobby Ambroceo and second place point man Jim Windrow for the victory in the late stages of the event. Taylor, in his brother’s #83 car thanked his family in the Winner’s Circle for and credited pit strategy in taking home the victory. Continue reading

Taylor Takes VICTORY at Stafford

The White Gate Services Thunder Modified Series made their way to Stafford Motor Speedway this past Sunday for the penultimate round of the 2011 campaign. Todd Taylor came into the George’s Auto Body 150 with a forty point advantage over two time titlist Jim Windrow in the standings while Bobby Ambroceo was looking to pick up a win at one of his favorite tracks. Continue reading

Becze Dominates POAC Race

As the drivers stated pre-race, any event at the Talladega Super Speedway is a “crapshoot” at best when it comes to predicting a winner. Veteran East Coast Thunder driver Ben Becze even stated it when we talked to him prior to the green flag. Even more surprising to Becze was his speed in qualifying after he put his #00 on the pole of the race. “The first pit stall will mean everything here,” commented Becze and it paid off to a win in the Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) 200 at Talladega presented by East Coast Thunder. Continue reading

Baucom pulls Hat Trick at ECT

This season in the Guy’s Oil East Coast Thunder Late Models has been one of the most competitive in history. In eleven races leading up to Saturday’s finale the series had only seen a trio of two time winners with another handful of drivers visiting victory lane once in the northeast based tour. The Late Models visited fan favorite New Hampshire Motor Speedway in their twelfth race of the season for The Granite State 100 presented by Bill’s Auto Repair and George’s Auto Body with over a dozen Late Model cars taking the green flag. Continue reading

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