I'm Dustin, Ru5tyNut5 or Nitsud7141 some places online. I was born in the late 70's and grew up with the early days of video games. Atari, then Nintendo came out when I was like 8, SNES, Nintendo 64, PS!, etc... I always loved the racing games because I grew up racing motocross. I got 100% completion on the first few Gran Turismos, used to especially love the endurance races on GT2 I think it was, but getting older, having kids etc I drifted away from gaming for a good part of the last decade. Well, I discovered iRacing about 6 months ago and have been working to get even decent at this sim and build a proper setup to play it. This being only my 2nd real season I've already got a cockpit, pretty much all road content, just bought a new PC so I can run full graphics, now just need to add a couple more monitors, shifter, and button box and I think I'm set. I'm not the fastest yet, I really have just tried to focus on clean consistent laps and figure if I just keep working on that the speed will come in time...
raced motocross growing up which started the love of racing. Ended up breaking my neck and back in '05 racing so that ended that. Later in life was the Operations Manager for a performance Mazda company, CorkSport, for like 6 years where I had the opportunity to take company cars out to track days and autocrosses. I also raced a kart championship 6 or 7 years ago and won that 6 round championship with 4 wins and 2 seconds.
I got iRacing in June of 18 I believe, but I only had a controller and figured out right away that wasn't going to work. Didn't play it for a good month or so until I got a wheel (Thrustmaster T300 GT) then went from rookie to A in season 3. Once I got my wheel it only took a couple days to get out of Rookies then I immediately bought a Ferrari, NBR, and entered a VLN 5 minutes later. This was a terrible idea looking back having never driven the car or track and going straight into a 4 hour race. I can tell you, my thinking was it's multiclass and there's kia's in the race. I don't care how slow I am I'll still be faster than the kias so won't be in anyones way. Well, there weren't kias in my split of course, and I was 2 minutes a lap off the pace. I finished it though and got enough SR to go straight to B license after doing 4 time trials at D and 4 at C. Since then I've worked on getting better and more consistent and got my license up the A4.6 for awhile racing VRS Sprint most all of last season. After this last update before 19s1 my PC couldn't quite keep up anymore and I lost a bunch of SR my first few races because every time I'd get near a few cars they'd all disappear and I'd end up hitting one cuz I couldn't see them. Got a way better PC a couple days ago so that's no longer an issue. Anyhow, still pretty darn new, and pretty slow imo, but I'm getting better every day. I make a point to turn some laps every day even if I'm not in the mood to race.
I generally started from the pits most races last season and one race at Road America started from the pits in VRS sprint with like 36 people in it and ended up finishing 3rd. It was bottom split but still, I was pretty proud of 36 to 3rd in a 40 minute race, especially when 12 seconds behind the rest of the field off the start.
Won my split in the Indy 500 this year.
slow and steady wins the race