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2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:36 pm

I'm going to be on tonight and wanted to race something other than the Skip. Are you guys going to be at Mosport again? Maybe I'll join if so.
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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  group44 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:29 pm

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:I'm going to be on tonight and wanted to race something other than the Skip. Are you guys going to be at Mosport again? Maybe I'll join if so.

Last GTC race at Mosport is at 5:15. Think I might try either the Stang (Summit full) or the SRF (Brands Indy) later tonight.
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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:47 pm

Stang at Summit crossed my mind a few times today. I can get enough practice and a q session to be at the 10:15 race and feel good about racing. That'll be loads of fun. I can't remember the last tine I drove the Stang!
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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:49 pm

Crap. Are the Stang races at 8:15 & 10:15 or 7:15 & 9:15? I can't remember with the time change.
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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  group44 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:57 pm

8:15 and 10:15 with Q on the :45 every hour.
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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:12 pm

Awesome, thanks! See you at 10:15?
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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  group44 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:31 pm

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:Awesome, thanks! See you at 10:15?

Looks like 22's are the order ofthe day. If I can get close... why not What a Face
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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:40 pm

Awesome. I'll be logging on in a few minutes. I'll look to see what practice room you are in and take it from there. alien

Cheers!
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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  group44 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:40 am

Well, I wasn't too impressed by my performance in the Stang, but that was still a fun race. I can't seem to regulate the wheelspin all that good and I end up driving like a granny Suspect
All in all a great day of racing with everybody. Lookin forward to two more cheers
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Post  Forgetful on Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:35 pm

Got a couple of high value wins in the Pontiac.

Felt so good with myself I pulled the trigger and bought the Macca. Drove it in the final 24 du Fun event at DRC. It was a 43 car field! I started 18th and survived the first lap carnage, despite being right in the thick of it, and settled in to a top 10 battle. The only incident I had was an off track when I had to avoid a spun car while I was side by side with another car. It was pretty intense.

The MP4 is nice. A little tamer than the Vette.

Edit: Ended up 8th when it was all said and done Very Happy Shame it was unofficial Neutral

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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  Forgetful on Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:07 pm

Oh man, rumble in the Oulton Park Jungle with them big old MusTanks rolling around. Even the rolling start can't contain the lap 1 carnage, and anywhere you might get a chance to make a pass usually comes with a high risk of contact. I had two spins, one from a PITT maneouver in the last corner and one going wide around a slow car through the Cascades, and I still finished 3rd. 14 incident points later Rolling Eyes

Lotta finger pointing after that one. Laughing

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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  group44 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:54 pm

Took my first ever spin around Oulton in the Mustang last night. Plenty of tricky even without an entire grid full of wild ponies. Also took a look around Oran only to be mesmerized by that network of an infield. Much to learn.
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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:01 pm

group44 wrote:Took my first ever spin around Oulton in the Mustang last night. Plenty of tricky even without an entire grid full of wild ponies. Also took a look around Oran only to be mesmerized by that network of an infield. Much to learn.

Oultan is fun....Oran is ridiculous! That is all. Happy New Years guys! I finally (kind of) over my food poisoning, so I'm going to hop back on the rig tonight to practice the Skip at Mid Ohio. It should be a fun combo.

Cheers!
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Post  Forgetful on Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:38 pm

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:
Oultan is fun....Oran is ridiculous! That is all. Happy New Years guys! I finally (kind of) over my food poisoning, so I'm going to hop back on the rig tonight to practice the Skip at Mid Ohio. It should be a fun combo.

Cheers!

OutOn Park, but yeah, great track. Just not for your SR.

I got some runs in at Oran Park in the SRF, and man that is a sweet little track. The esses on the backside are fun. That T1-2 is something in the SRF. I locked it up completely a couple of times and managed to wrestle it back in to shape anyways. Very Happy

Came to post this:

Next season, every series will run every day (7 days per week). A given series will either go off either every hour, every 2 hours or every 4 hours depending on popularity. Simple as that. Schedule will be the same every day so hopefully over-time it will instinctively become familiar to members which hopefully will lead to more participation for several reasons. For example rookie street stock might go off every hour at :15 and legends at :45. Silver Crown Car for example might go off every 4 hours at :30 to try and group people interested in that car and still covers all time zones. I think for those that just want to login when they have free time, should always be something of interest, especially the more popular series, while at the same time I don't think we have added that much more racing that fields will not be full. The membership is also growing which allows us to do this. Every car at this point is included and running 7 days per week, and several of them are in multiple series because of either mixed class or because both open and fixed car setup series for car. Steve Myers slugging away on all this.

Also working on special Events including World Tour Events and the NASCAR iRacing 2013 Series which will follow the Sprint Cup every week as an event series. 36 races I think with 6 drop weeks open to all. Will announce that hopefully next week.

Also while on subject of racing schedule, web guys working on a new home page, sort of replacing "What's Hot" to better able to see all your racing options for official racing. Design right now is sort of like a TV Guide and much easier to see everything and providing a longer preview of what is coming versus just the next half hour. Still in design phase so will not be in coming build and a pretty big data & web engineering project behind the scenes to keep site running smoothly. Again, idea is to better see what is going on, coming etc when you login.

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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:17 pm

It's really a bummer Oran is gone (in real life), the place is nutty. Agreed on the esses in the back of the track, they are beautiful to drive when you nail them. The turn 1 & 2 combination is crazy, and very frustrating to master. I died there mostly in my early practice sessions, but learned to brake early and it became one of my strongest sectors.

I truly fell in love with that place. I hope more series host races there in the future.
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Post  Forgetful on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:18 pm

Tony Gardner wrote:
Certainly not losing much of anything but doing some tweaking, have to go back and look. One premise in doing this is always wanted a variety of popular fixed and open series, including MC going off at least hourly. On a side note, thinking of putting McLaren with DP car instead of Mustang. Mustang will still have stand-alone series and season 2 thinking of also adding Mustang back as well in MC with Cadillac as possibility so will be back in two series. We can't do that for 3 more months because of our contract with Cadillac. McLaren will also be GT series like now.

NASCAR will also have mixed class at some point in 2013, Ford and Chevy!

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Post  Wallhugger60 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Sweet on the race schedule. That every other day and twice on Tuesday stuff makes me nuts lol.

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Post  Goes_To_11 on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:18 pm

I started trying out the oval side of things this week. Had a crazy race last night. Started 17th and finished 4th but I cracked the top 10 after the first turn:


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Post  HWKII on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:55 pm

Dat TurnLeft is gud times. What a Face

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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  Forgetful on Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:55 pm



For the SRF I set my wheel rotation to 470 (in the sim's settings) and it was a huge improvement in reducing oversteer.

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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:31 pm

The sim didn't automatically do that for you? The sim changed mine to 900+ when I switched back to the Stang last week and dialed back to 400 something when I went to the Skip. At least it felt like it.
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Post  Forgetful on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:05 pm

Might be because I went through car by car setting up the wheel and buttons a while ago. Anyway, it numbed the steering but didn't make it feel like I needed to turn the wheel anymore than I did before. It just wasn't so over responsive in the turn-in, track-out transitions. I'd give it a try. One fellow wrote that he was runing even less than the listed 470*, running his at 405.

I've got real comfortable with Oulton Park in the BusTank, grabbing some low SOF podiums with few incidents. Funny that I get out of my rig after running my last race, turn over to TV only to see the start of the BTCC at where else but Oulton Park. They're running the Island Course with the Hislop chicane though. I think the Island course with no chicanes would be ideal for the Mustang. It would add a really good passing opportunity.

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Post  Forgetful on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:05 am

Finally back above 3.00 SR. Over 2700 iR.

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Re: 2012 Season 4 - Starts 10/30

Post  group44 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:21 am

Forgetful wrote:Finally back above 3.00 SR. Over 2700 iR.

Only cause you keep stealing my points lol! Finally had a good run with Stephen all the way to the checkers. Good times.
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Post  Wallhugger60 on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:51 am

When I set my new computer up the logitech program set my values at default which unknown to me was 200. I used the SRF and was amazed at how much better the steering was. Then I checked what the settings were and saw the low number. Had some issues with the computer and sent it back and went back to the laptop and it was set to what I was running previously and was terrible. I then found the default value was where it was, and set it there to try and it was where I could drive it again. I don't think I have any of my cars running over 300 now and I have much better control. I'm not sure how it all works with the ratios and stuff, but 900 is way much leeway for me.

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