Visa Vegas E Race - Post Race Coverage and Thoughts

Shaun Cole On January 12, 2017
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30 Drivers, 20 Simrigs and one million dollars on the line.  That is what just happened in Vegas.  This last weekend saw the biggest sim racing event in the history of the world.  It was put on by Cloudsport and Formula E and was also sponsored by Visa.  The Visa Vegas E Race was the event that would finally put sim racing on the true E Sport path and if it continues is a big step to professional sim racing.

The event was held during the Consumer Electronics Show and was part of the Sport Business Innovation booth setup by Turner Sports.  It would showcase sim racing in the highest light and offer a real life racing format to one sim race for a million dollar purse.

For the Visa Vegas E Race we would see 20 of the real life Formula E drivers put against the top 10 sim racers in the world.  They would race head to head and the winner would be walking away with over $200,000.

In this video we have some exclusive behind the scenes footage of how the event played out.  There was some great racing but it did end in controversy.  Watch this show to find out exactly what really went on.

The full race recap by Formula E that some shots were used from:

To see more events like this one from CloudSport go here:

I would also like to thank John Hill for coming with me on the trip.  He did a lot of the camerawork that you saw including a couple of the interviews.


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Dino Arellano Dino Arellano
Hey man. Love your style and input on all your reviews. I have a question: my rig is fo the ps4, it has the thrustmaster t300 Alcántara edition, the fanatec clubsport v3 pedals, the cpx adapter from Basherboards, and I am looking forward to get this fanate shifter. You said that I could connect this shifter directly to the pedals via a USB cable. My question is: is that setup only for pc or will it work with the setup I provided above? 

Thanks very much for your answer. I wouldn't wanna have to conform with the th8 because a misunderstanding of compatibility, and missing out on the fanatec Choice. 

Thanks a bunch! 

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Tim Chitwood Tim Chitwood
Okay 20 minutes is too short. Make the races an hour. Can you make it w/o pitting? I don't know, but with or w/o pitting it would be fun.

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Tony Reynolds Tony Reynolds
Thanks for the breakdown of your driving next to the best of your race. This comparison was an eye opener to how I should be driving compared to how I am actually driving.  You keep referring to trail breaking I'm relatively new to this new IRacing,(was an original owner of the first Nascar and had spend hours upon hours doing it.)  And I just don't get how it helps or hurts your racing style, I'll keep watching thanks for the video's and keep going fast. Tony

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Tim Chitwood Tim Chitwood
Great review really broke it down. 

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Aviev Akhmad Aviev Akhmad
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