With the racing season winding down which was a powerhouse this year, one, in, particular, was Grand Am Racing; comes the time for rebuilding. It’s known that a good sim can improve your racing line on the track and saves wear and tear on your machine. What better sim than NR2003 Race Season, there are more mods coming every year along with trackside updates and car viewer files that improve the look and physics of the cars. The thing about this sim is you go under the hood on your computer, tweaking graphics, physics, scenery, setups, mods and sound just to name a few. NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is only going to get better as time goes by, I mean even the long-running MaxGrafx is overhauling their site and many Racing Leagues Sits are just awesome with all the updates offered. The PC ain’t dead Pod, it’s the best builder of graphics and sound and you learn a lot when it comes to setups, you’ll spend hours on setups literally if you want to be jamming on the track.
Take a look at Hobby Stock Mod, came out in 2010 with Watkins Glen Classic Boot the Long Glen. The Glen was never rendered properly but now this is the closest to the real deal and for myself, I’ve got much work to do under the hood on scenery updates and garage scenes, I mean the layout for the platform for NR2003 Racing just in my game folder has grown to 12.7GB and still growing. NR2003 Racing Season is for the builder, the guy who likes custom, something different and you made it. So when it comes time for custom Hot Rodding the build continues with Hobby Stock, old school muscle cars, now that’s simming!
I chose the Nova for this Mod (yes that’s tinted glass on all the cars, how cool is that?) for I use to own a “72”, with the setup I was able to get the car harder into the turns and exploded out of the turn to make up time on the track. Now I’ll tell ya, I really like the eye candy on the 88 Sled but just likes its name the ass end comes around to meet the front bumper but because of the weight of this ride it’s a Bull on the track, takes a hard hit and pushes competition out-of-the-way. Going to spend hours if not days on that setup. The software engine driving ‘Papyrus’ is what gives this sim the experience and feel of a track, in and out of the turns, rear draft, side draft, loose, tight, pushing or pulling it’s all in the setup. Then you have all the modeling which is the ultimate hobby build.
A mental note here, when adding all the tracks and Mods to the Sim you’ll say “Hey” were the hell is the new track or Mod? Well, Pod the thing here is the platform only allows so many tracks or Mods to run during game time, oh they’re there o’right but you have to remove old ones in order for new ones to show up. (had to count this, 16 Mods & 125 tracks, max to run during game time) So create that Soft Update folder or whatever you like to call it to store old tracks, Mods and updates. You will run out of room, in a folder, I tagged as “Nassy” for updates sits at 11.4GB, that bugger is growing too! All in all in my build, 24.1GB now that’s a hell of a Sim!
A list here, so you can get the GOODS!
BullRing for Hobby Stock Mod, scroll down to NR2003 Mod and Accessories
FSB for many tracks like Watkins Glen Classic Boot