A few days ago I posted about a top sim racer, John Prather, who was given an opportunity to race as a guest driver in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup courtesy of iRacing.

Here is a really neat interview with Prather about his experience.

The OpinionNation Episode 19

Prather talks a lot about getting in a race car for the first time, in what areas he feels sim racing experience helped him in real racing, what aspects of the sim are realistic, and a few aspects that might not be so realistic. There's also a review of the skip barber 3 day school Prather attended at Laguna Seca.

Although some may not believe it, Prather, like me, is convinced much of sim racing skills do translate to real racing, and sees the power of using the sims to find talent for real world racing.