Joel Real Timing becomes official timing and scoring partner of Open-Wheels 500

Joel Real Timing becomes official timing and scoring partner of Open-Wheels 500

Open-Wheels Staff
October 22, 2019 | 10:00 AM

Striving to provide the highest amount of detail and realism, the staff at Open-Wheels is proud to announce that Joel Real Timing (JRT) will serve as the Official Timing and Scoring Program of the 2019 500 Mile Race – and will offer a pair of pro licenses during the event.

“Joel Real Timing is one of the most unique, unparalleled applications that is available to competitors on iRacing, and it can truly enhance a driver’s sim racing experience,” said Tanner Watkins, owner and editor of Open-Wheels, and the president of the 500 Mile Race presented by Mitchell Transmissions.

“Not only do I use Joel Real Timing when I race, but JRT will also serve as our official timing and scoring partner to provide real-time on-track data during practice and race sessions during the inaugural 500 Mile Race.”

Individuals interested in following Open-Wheels 500 on-track sessions via the timing and scoring page should bookmark this link:

Furthermore, Joel Real Timing is giving away two professional-level licenses to two lucky entrants in the 2019 500 Mile Race. The terms for winning the licenses will be released at a later date.

Joel Real Timing, which was developed by Joel Guez, is an application that accomplishes a variety of tasks in sim racing. JRT provides services for real-time standings (like the Open-Wheels 500 timing and scoring page), a heads-up dashboard for sim racers competing on-track, a virtual button box, a calculator and track map, and even a photo mode!

Guez, the mastermind of JRT, has seen his program grow over the years – with significant support from the sim racing community to make it the preferred timing and scoring application on iRacing. His decision to support the inaugural 500 Mile Race further validates his intentions to serve the iRacing community as a whole.

A preview of the practice session layout that will be used in the official 500 Mile Race timing and scoring portal, provided by Joel Real Timing. (Open-Wheels)

“I am very happy and proud to support the 500 Mile Race by providing live timing,” said Guez. “It promises to be an exciting event. I drove this car in the past and I loved it!”

Guez continues, by telling the story of JRT in his words: “JRT was a simple timing table at the start. Now, it offers some help to make the driving experience better – whether you are a driver or a spectator. I can’t list all the features here, but the most popular feature is probably the calculator that tries to be the most accurate possible taking into account a lot of parameters.

“When I’m racing, I can’t drive without the spotter with beep sounds, and I like to do some photos with motion blur for my team Redface Racing using the JRT photo mode. And when you are a spectator, the timing eases the navigation. You can click directly on the name of a driver with your tablet or on a secondary screen to have the focus on him. With just a right click, you get the lap time history.”

To learn more about Joel Real Timing’s capabilities, please visit the official JRT website here. You can also learn more by connecting with Joel Real Timing on Facebook and YouTube.

The 2019 500 Mile Race will go green on Sunday, November 17 with live streaming coverage on RaceSpot TV. The broadcast will begin at 11:15 AM Eastern – live from the virtual Indianapolis Motor Speedway – with the green flag scheduled for 11:45 AM Eastern.

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