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Women In Sim Racing Eliza Indriani Blog #56

Women In Sim Racing Eliza Indriani Blog #56

We catch up with Eliza Indriani and her women in sim racing blogs. Lets see what she has in store for this weeks blog.

Eliza Indriani keeps us posted with her weekly women in sim racing blogs, detailing all the events, streams and more.

Hello everyone and welcome to my 56th blog on simrace247! How are you all doing? Hope all is well. I just got back from Vegas, it was a really nice trip! First time competing in an offline event for the first ever Screen to Speed Championship, I never thought I could experience those things in my early stage of sim racing.

I was so happy going to Vegas to compete in Screen to Speed and also to meet my teammates and new friends! I’ve known some sim racers who competed in this event, I raced against them before in the More Female Racers. It was nice to finally meet my fellow sim racers in real life.

Not only that, we also got a chance to watch the Pennzoil 400 on Sunday March 5th, which was a great experience to me because this was the first time I’m watching Nascar live. I barely had knowledge about Nascar before, thanks to my friends and the community who gave me a lot of insight about Nascar!

Speaking of the competition, I honestly struggled a lot with my setup that I used for racing. With such a short amount of time to practice and adapt to a new wheelbase and pedals, I needed to compete in a competitive field with a Ford Next Gen car. It’s a fun car to drive I must say; after hours of practice I started to get the feeling of driving this car and since I’m a fan of Ford Mustang, I want to drive this car more in the future.

We didn’t get enough time to actually calibrate our wheels and pedals, and I didn’t know much about the products that we used for the race. I knew something’s wrong with my setup but I didn’t know what to fix so I tried my best to make it work. I had to adapt to this setup no matter what.

I was so nervous while waiting for our race to start, my hand was shaking. Luckily Sophie and the other competitor were there and made me feel better. I didn’t feel nervous in qualifying and even the race. We were doing a standing start and I nailed my start. Huge thanks to A. Leclerc and A. Gobi who gave me tips about how to do a standing start.

Unfortunately I didn’t qualify for the featured race. It was a shame, because I know my capability and I know I could’ve done better. But it was a tough race after all, filled out with quick and competitive drivers. I’m actually glad I can share the track with these wonderful ladies, I learned a lot from them.

Racing in offline events is a different game for me. Practicing your pace isn’t enough. You need to adapt to the setup that is provided by organizers quickly. Too bad I had 0 knowledge about those equipment. Even my fellow contestant G. Collins asked me how I raced with this setup (she used my setup for the featured race and she had to change everything to get it right). I learned from my mistakes, I will definitely do better next time. Can’t wait to compete in another championship hosted by initesports and show my improvements.

Screen to Speed is not just about competition. It also connects all the female sim racers around the world, and to create a safe community. I’m so grateful to meet my teammates Sophie, Esmeralda, and Athena. Also I’m happy to finally meet Eris Aphellion and Ruby Acosta. I know them from Twitter mostly. And also I got Jewel explaining the whole thing about Nascar and honestly I will get into the Oval race at the next season in iRacing! Also new friends I met Collins, Emily, Saoirse, Sunny, and everyone else! I’m so happy to meet a lot of wonderful people in sim racing, I’m so happy to call them my friends.

Huge thanks to initesports, Screen to Speed, Pennzoil, and everyone who was involved! Thank you for all the work to make this happen. It was such a great experience for all of us to fly to Las Vegas to compete and watch the Nascar race. I am really looking forward to competing at the next event and seeing more females joining. Let’s make it bigger next time!

Want to read the introduction to Elz, click here: Women In Sim Racing Elz Indriani Introduction 

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