Avid sim racer Sage Karam previews IndyCar’s iRacing Challenge

The NTT IndyCar Series will return to action, virtually at least, for the first race of the new iRacing Challenge this Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. Twenty-six cars and drivers will take part in the first of six races. Dreyer & Rinebold Racing’s Sage Karam also will compete in Saturday’s race. Karam is no stranger to iRacing. The 25-year-old has his own personal iRacing set up on his computer at home, which he practices on almost daily. IndyCar recently released a Q&A with Karm about what fans should know about iRacing: How serious are IndyCar drivers about sim racing on their personal computers? “I’d say about 30 percent are into sim racing and about 15 percent are religious about it. If you’ve jumped in an actual simulator (as professional drivers have) and know how to drive a race car like we do, there’s a pretty decent chance you’re going to be competitive.” What level of equipment does an IndyCar driver need to be competitive Saturday? “Honestly, if they’ve got a decent computer that can run the software they should be fine. Anyone who is serious has good stuff. Like, I’ve got a pretty good set of pedals that I can… Read full this story

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