My first wheel was a Madcatz, racing on Playstation Need for Speed (mid 1990's).
Discovered online racing with Dirt Track Racing (2001) and wasted many a weekend racing into the wee hours on a Friday night/Saturday morning.
From there chatted with a feller who recommended I give NASCAR Papyrus a go because it suited online racing better.
Had the game beforehand, but was afraid to try online. Needless to say I'm glad I made the jump and have raced with and got to know some great fellers along the way.
They introduced me to rfactor around 2005 and really got hooked last few years. Have been more interested in road racing then ovals lately!