Saturday, 23 August 2014

What Does this Beeping Sound Mean? My DELL XPS System Crashed During a 75 min GT3 Race at Road America in iRacing

I was in a 75min GT3 race in iRacing, when about an hour into the race my DELL computer seemed to lock up... The screen went black and horrible sounds came from the speakers.

Nothing was happening, so I tried to do a CTRL+ALT+DEL but still that didn't work either.  So had to press the power button on top.

Then it was making these beeping sounds. Does anyone know what it means?

It wasn't a particularly hot day to cause the computer to overheat, but who knows? It's never beeped at me like this before.

My computer is a DELL XPS, I think about 4 years old now.
Intel I7
Radion 5000 Series GFX

Thanks in advance for any tips or advice.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

My First RUF Cup Race in iRacing - At Spa

My first RUF Cup Race in iRacing - At Spa

This is my first attempt at streaming my racing and uploading to YouTube, so sorry if you are having trouble hearing my commentary in this video.

I'm still learning how to do all this, so I'm sure it will get better in future videos.

I've only just picked up the the New RUF Car in iRacing, so I'm just getting a feel for it here at Spa.  This is my first race in the car.

Racing Clean Now Has a YouTube Channel

Racing Clean is now on YouTube and

I've recently been trying out streaming some of my gaming time on Twitch, primarily thanks to my Xbox One.  I'm not exactly the world's best gamer so sometimes I'm a bit embarrassed to be streaming at all - especially getting my arse handed to me in Titanfall... Or should I say TitanFool.

Anyway, I've got a taste for it now and decided to also try streaming some of my online races in iRacing.  I'm pretty new at this so please forgive me as I learn how to get better at it.  I am still finding the right balance between game and voice volume so that you can hear me, but hopefully I will figure this out quickly.

If you want to follow me on you can find my channel here.

Racing Clean on YouTube

The "Racing Clean" YouTube Channel is the place to go to see any videos I create for my racing experiences in the virtual world.  After I have broadcast any races on my Twitch channel I will try to upload my most interesting races to my new Racing Clean YouTube channel for viewing at any time.

What you will see is that even after a year on iRacing, I'm not the fastest guy in the field; I'm a mid-field runner most of the time, so hopefully I can give you an insight on what racing is like for the rest of us who are NOT Aliens... Or maybe I can help those who are new to sim-racing by showing them how exciting racing in the mid-pack can actually be.

Please check out my Racing Clean YouTube Channel here and please, please, please hit subscribe ;)

And feel free to leave me any helpful tips.


About the Author: Chris Russell has been sim-racing since the Commodore Amiga days and can be found on or on @MovieRetrospect on Twitter.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

iRacing FREE with 3 Extra Bonus Tracks

iRacing - FREE for 3 months with 3 extra bonus tracks

I recently took advantage of a great offer with Cadillac to get iRacing FREE for 3 months with 3 extra tracks as an added bonus... It would be VERY rude not to!

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Coming to RaceRoom Racing Experience

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Lexington Ohio - Track Map

I've been doing some general poking around and have discovered some interesting things about SimBin's latest excellent Free 2 Race game - RaceRoom Racing Experience.  Some of my discoveries may already be know by some readers, but it was new to me and doesn't seem to be common knowledge yet so I thought I would share my findings with you here on my new site.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course looks like it may be coming to RaceRoom Racing Experience in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

Track layouts likely to be included are: -
  • Mid-Ohio Full Course (as pictured above)
  • Mid-Ohio Chicane
  • Mid-Ohio Short

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington Ohio is a tricky undulating track with quick changes in direction, blind curves hidden by sudden changes in elevation and a long straight.  It's a very satisfying track to master.

There's no word on exactly when Mid-Ohio will be coming to RaceRoom, ultimately I'm sure it all depends on licensing and SimBin's launch timetable, which I'm sure is subject to change.

In the mean time, here are some images of the Pagani Zonda taking a spin around Mid-Ohio...

My Return to PC Sim Racing

Crash at Curitiba Brazil in Race 07 (Race On)

I spent some time recently playing around in Race 07 (with all it's expansions), I thought this would be a good way to ease me back into PC Sim Racing having not really driven them for the last few years...  Here's how it went...

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Awesome Overtake - in Forza Horizon

I'm a fan of all kinds of racing games and sims, I'm not the type type of person who will refuse to 'have fun' with a racing game just because it's not a hardcore sim... I like fun, so sue me!