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Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:06 am

lol. If you're not patient enough to get wrecked a few times, stay off the ovals.

I had a guy who I've seen quite a bit of try to go around the outside through the quad-oval and I hadn't started turning enough, so his fender caught my rear and spun us both. Shit happens, and I wasn't even mad, but he freaked and tried to blame me. I laughed

I've had some great races from the pits there though.

Been running the SRF. Took a big SR hit the last few days trying to get in to too many different cars, so I need to settle on something for a bit.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:35 am

Forgetful wrote:lol. If you're not patient enough to get wrecked a few times, stay off the ovals.

I had a guy who I've seen quite a bit of try to go around the outside through the quad-oval and I hadn't started turning enough, so his fender caught my rear and spun us both. Shit happens, and I wasn't even mad, but he freaked and tried to blame me. I laughed

I've had some great races from the pits there though.

Been running the SRF. Took a big SR hit the last few days trying to get in to too many different cars, so I need to settle on something for a bit.

Pretty much. Wrecks are going to happen, it's Oval racing and you're racing against guys who are, quite frankly, terrible. Took 2 SR hits in a row, going to get back after it tomorrow. 11pm race had more incidents than I'd seen in a long time and even racing from the pits, it was a roll of the dice. Almost every single corner there were guys running in to each other. Funniest bit was the guy who was preaching loud at the start of the race about how to drive clean ended up sweeping 3 of us off the road because "he got loose". Which is really impressive since he was running solo when he spun, and the Street Stock car drives just about like a slot car... Laughing came up the track in turn "2" after spinning in turn 1 and just kept spinning. Pinball... Hilarious. Following the race, it was all guys screaming F-bombs at each other. I love Rookie oval racing! popcorn

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:09 pm

Join qualifying session with Strength of Field of almost 1900. Finish 5th in the session. #successkid

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:44 pm

For you stats geeks....check it out!

http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/1475253.page

iSeason. I just loaded up my first 3 races in the Stang from Laguna. It spits out some super interesting stuff. I'm nerdy enough that I think I'm going to load my entire Mustang season from Season 1.
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  robiker on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Got my first win today - MX-5 at Laguna Seca.
Racing has been much cleaner for me with no rookies.
I'll be in class C after one more race.
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  group44 on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:45 pm

robiker wrote:Got my first win today - MX-5 at Laguna Seca.
Racing has been much cleaner for me with no rookies.
I'll be in class C after one more race.

Congrats robiker! Was really hoping someone would say that about the higher classes.
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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:57 pm

robiker wrote:Got my first win today - MX-5 at Laguna Seca.
Racing has been much cleaner for me with no rookies.
I'll be in class C after one more race.

Very nice!!!
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:05 pm

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robiker wrote:Got my first win today - MX-5 at Laguna Seca.
Racing has been much cleaner for me with no rookies.
I'll be in class C after one more race.

Congrats robiker! Was really hoping someone would say that about the higher classes.

Congrats! It's a nice feeling, isn't it?

The higher classes are much better. Even the higher splits of the Mazda cup are quite good. I did a race at Okayama last night and was in the 1st split. I started 9th and finished 8th. The 7 lead cars were all a bit too fast for me, but I usually pick up a spot or two from crashes... not so in that race. They all ran clean and fairly close.

The best I've seen is in the Spec Racer Ford. It's a bit nervous at the limit, so people are fairly cautious and courteous around other cars. Of course on Sunday night I caused a massive wreck on the first lap, but there wasn't any name calling or whining. I apologized and everyone raced on to salvage the best finish they could. I was phased and spun three more times before I called it quites due to fatigue. Shame cause Rack was in that race with too.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  robiker on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:29 pm

I've tested the SRF using some of the advise and setup in this thread:

http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/2022116.page

The lift-oversteer actually helps get the car turned, but you have to be prepared to get back on the gas to keep the rear from coming around too far.
Was really having fun with it by the end of my test session. Can't wait to race it.
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  Forgetful on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:45 pm

Indeed. It's a great lesson in throttle control and I was much more confident in the MX-5 after getting out of the SRF.

But... it's at Brad's Hatch this week... The track write up in the forum describes T1 a 'one of the most frightening corners you'll encounter'. I'll be doing a lot of testing before I race there this week.

Mustang is at Road America. Need to learn that place before I race there. Got 10 or so laps in already. Lovely track that will take a while to get fast on.

Rolex Series (DP+Mustang) is at the Glen (bus stop, no boot) this week,and it's class C, so I'll be getting my MPR in there this week.

I've got Oky short figured out, so I'll be in and out of the Mazda cup.

The iRNC at Summit Point - Jefferson Reverse can take a hike. That track is a hateful little thing.

The Grand Touring Cup is at Laguna, so I'll probably run my Soulstice there if I'm not driving well elsewhere. Tested a few laps there and will need some setup work to keep the tail in line down through Rainey.

I won't be doing an Oval until the class D National Fixed series, in the National Impala, gets to Charlotte in week 6, unless I end up buying more tracks before then.



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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  RackAttack on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:41 pm

Forfeiting races hurts in the iRating department!

Had a really shitty SRF race in which I crashed out of a comfortable lead, then kept going off after a lengthy tow and stop, so I got pissed and quit out. -120 iRating or something like that. Ouch.
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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:52 pm

RackAttack wrote:Forfeiting races hurts in the iRating department!

Had a really shitty SRF race in which I crashed out of a comfortable lead, then kept going off after a lengthy tow and stop, so I got pissed and quit out. -120 iRating or something like that. Ouch.

You must control your anger... Laughing

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  clacksman on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:38 pm

First race under belt. Mazdas at Okayama. Qd 2nd in w/e split I was in. Started right side which I think is better than outside. Had the lead from turn 2 to about lap 18 where I got blocked by a lapper spinning. Caught back up to back of leader and spun from 2nd with 2 to go.

All in all a fine first race. Settings all good except feedback still too weak, gotta remember to turn down ... something, I have it maxed in-game (40).

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:04 pm

clacksman wrote:First race under belt. Mazdas at Okayama. Qd 2nd in w/e split I was in. Started right side which I think is better than outside. Had the lead from turn 2 to about lap 18 where I got blocked by a lapper spinning. Caught back up to back of leader and spun from 2nd with 2 to go.

All in all a fine first race. Settings all good except feedback still too weak, gotta remember to turn down ... something, I have it maxed in-game (40).

Sweet! Glad you popped your cherry, congrats.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  clacksman on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:35 pm

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:
PS: Your iRacing profile picture scares me.

Excellent.

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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:38 pm

clacksman wrote:
SpecMiata-JSW wrote:
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Excellent.

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Re: Season 3 - Starts 30/07/12

Post  HWKII on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:59 pm

clacksman was spying on me at Okayama... I need an adult! Shocked

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Post  clacksman on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:40 pm

HWKII wrote:clacksman was spying on me at Okayama... I need an adult! Shocked

lol Your 3s were nice. Those couple of 2s were better. See I do 2s, but with an occasional unhelpful 5 ...


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Post  HWKII on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:45 pm

clacksman wrote:
HWKII wrote:clacksman was spying on me at Okayama... I need an adult! Shocked

lol Your 3s were nice. Those couple of 2s were better. See I do 2s, but with an occasional unhelpful 5 ...


Very Happy 1'02s are the goal, but it eludes me sometimes... I give away most of my speed in the turn 2 and 3 esses. I used to be spectacular through there, but I've been trying to play it safer and am giving up pace. Too many incidents in that region of the track involving a loose Miata and a wall... Embarassed If anything, I am fairly proud of that consistency. Very Happy

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Post  clacksman on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:56 pm

HWKII wrote:... I am fairly proud of that consistency. Very Happy

You should be. Also turn 6 (second from last) is done flat, you didn't sound flat from tv view so maybe some time there.

Race #3 gave me the bonus SR bump of .4 so I'm at 3.49

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Post  HWKII on Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:59 pm

clacksman wrote:
HWKII wrote:... I am fairly proud of that consistency. Very Happy

You should be. Also turn 6 (second from last) is done flat, you didn't sound flat from tv view so maybe some time there.

Race #3 gave me the bonus SR bump of .4 so I'm at 3.49

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Turn 6 is flat for sure, I will only barely lift a touch if I totally hose up the entry. Doesn't happen often, but better safe than dead... Laughing

... Race 3... has taken me 15 races to get to 3.42, granted, I had to put up with Week 13... drunken

Congrats! I heard that Stephen Warcup guy is fast, but he races dirty! wave

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Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:12 am

RackAttack wrote:Forfeiting races hurts in the iRating department!

Had a really shitty SRF race in which I crashed out of a comfortable lead, then kept going off after a lengthy tow and stop, so I got pissed and quit out. -120 iRating or something like that. Ouch.

iRacing's only so big...

I just looked at your results from that race and I was surprised to see the name Nim Cross Jr. He's the head Steward and was who I dealt with when I submitted my protest. Cool

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Post  clacksman on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:47 am

HWKII wrote:... Race 3... has taken me 15 races to get to 3.42, granted, I had to put up with Week 13... drunken

I also did a time trial, forget what that gave me though. All 3 races gave me +.teen.

What day do tracks change?

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Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:04 am

Mid-day, Monday, unless it's week 13 when the tracks change every day.

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Post  Forgetful on Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:06 am

clacksman wrote:

All in all a fine first race. Settings all good except feedback still too weak, gotta remember to turn down ... something, I have it maxed in-game (40).

Read the setup guides in the forum for teh Logi wheels. Apparently makes a big difference. Also dig up the three threads I linked about linear FFB and set that up too.

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