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2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:03 am

Gave JR a shot tonight in the Skippy, Q'd 55.4 and that was good enough for ... 2nd. Because only 2 of us bothered to qualify. Slid back to 5th trying to stay out of trouble and letting the heroes through. Slid off avoiding someone before the esses, tried to get back on the track and spun, collecting another car. Towed. Came out a lap down midst the midfield, and hung with them for a bit until losing it again in Swearing Corner (same as first incident), came home in 14th out of 16. Had 4 off tracks and the one 4x contact... and got 16 Incident points. Sad

I love the Skippy, but... going fast = blending brakes and throttle together in a way that just... can't be realistic, can it?

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  vkaifh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:51 am

HWKII wrote:Gave JR a shot tonight in the Skippy, Q'd 55.4 and that was good enough for ... 2nd. Because only 2 of us bothered to qualify. Slid back to 5th trying to stay out of trouble and letting the heroes through. Slid off avoiding someone before the esses, tried to get back on the track and spun, collecting another car. Towed. Came out a lap down midst the midfield, and hung with them for a bit until losing it again in Swearing Corner (same as first incident), came home in 14th out of 16. Had 4 off tracks and the one 4x contact... and got 16 Incident points. Sad

I love the Skippy, but... going fast = blending brakes and throttle together in a way that just... can't be realistic, can it?

that's exactly what would have happened to me too. Do a few laps at Sebring and you fall in love with the car again. It's like day and night Very Happy

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:07 pm

My word do I love the MX-5... Caught up with Ben (that's not entirely fair, he did finish about 30 seconds ahead of me) for the 12:30 InRacing Challenge, finished 2nd in class! cheers

Going to get to work doing some painting and setting up Trading Paints, but would like to setup a practice room later on today perhaps for more Skippy + Sebring?

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Post  vkaifh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:43 pm

HWKII wrote:would like to setup a practice room later on today perhaps for more Skippy + Sebring?

I won't be able to get online before 9pm eastern but would then join a Skippy at Sebring session in a heartbeat Very Happy

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Post  timneyb on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:53 pm

HWKII wrote:My word do I love the MX-5... Caught up with Ben (that's not entirely fair, he did finish about 30 seconds ahead of me) for the 12:30 InRacing Challenge, finished 2nd in class! cheers

Going to get to work doing some painting and setting up Trading Paints, but would like to setup a practice room later on today perhaps for more Skippy + Sebring?

Nice to see friendly faces, or at hear least friendly voices.

The previous run I had the novelty of finishing a race where nobody decided to jabber on chat during the race about how everybody else is just a bunch of clueless noobs.

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Post  Forgetful on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:55 pm

Safe driver level 2 award! 5 races in a row with 0 incidents. Very Happy
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Post  Rooster722 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:24 pm

Forgetful wrote:Safe driver level 2 award! 5 races in a row with 0 incidents. Very Happy

Gongrats, WTG !! I started right behind your Jetta, in a Solstice earlier today, I'm glad I thought twice about saying "hello" on the parade lap.
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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:50 pm

timneyb wrote:
HWKII wrote:My word do I love the MX-5... Caught up with Ben (that's not entirely fair, he did finish about 30 seconds ahead of me) for the 12:30 InRacing Challenge, finished 2nd in class! cheers

Going to get to work doing some painting and setting up Trading Paints, but would like to setup a practice room later on today perhaps for more Skippy + Sebring?

Nice to see friendly faces, or at hear least friendly voices.

The previous run I had the novelty of finishing a race where nobody decided to jabber on chat during the race about how everybody else is just a bunch of clueless noobs.

Yeah there was quite a bit of this in our race... The people who have macros on their wheel or whatever that spam 'Passing ' and 'Thanks!' passive aggressively are getting tiresome.

6pm Pacific/9pm Eastern I'll be putting up a Skippy at Sebring practice room. What a Face

Will also be on TS, or if in-game voice is a thing, can use that, wouldn't mind a bit of tip sharing/testing and hate typing Wink

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  vkaifh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:57 pm

I won't be able to use voice as this freaks my wife out but I definitely join in Very Happy

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:58 pm

I may be good for 10:00 or 10:30, or whenever the wife goes to bed. If I hop on I'll look for you dudes.
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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:06 pm

vkaifh wrote:I won't be able to use voice as this freaks my wife out but I definitely join in Very Happy

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:I may be good for 10:00 or 10:30, or whenever the wife goes to bed. If I hop on I'll look for you dudes.

With that in mind:
Driversports.org - Skip Barber at Sebring
6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern - Practice Start
8:00pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern - Q Start
8:10pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern - Race Start
8:30pm Pacific / 11:30pm Eastern - Race End

Work for everyone?

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  vkaifh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:39 pm

HWKII wrote:With that in mind:
Driversports.org - Skip Barber at Sebring
6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern - Practice Start
8:00pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern - Q Start
8:10pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern - Race Start
8:30pm Pacific / 11:30pm Eastern - Race End

Work for everyone?

practice definitely works for me, just not sure that I can hang on for that long. Embarassed

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:53 pm

vkaifh wrote:
HWKII wrote:With that in mind:
Driversports.org - Skip Barber at Sebring
6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern - Practice Start
8:00pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern - Q Start
8:10pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern - Race Start
8:30pm Pacific / 11:30pm Eastern - Race End

Work for everyone?

practice definitely works for me, just not sure that I can hang on for that long. Embarassed

That's OK, just had to schedule all 3 types of event, AFAIK. Doesn't matter to me, it's only $1. Very Happy

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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:01 pm

I should be able to make it by qualifying. It's my night for cocktails, so I may show up impaired, but I'll only be a danger to myself. Looking forward to seeing the DSO skippy in action!
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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:27 pm

SpecMiata-JSW wrote:I should be able to make it by qualifying. It's my night for cocktails, so I may show up impaired, but I'll only be a danger to myself. Looking forward to seeing the DSO skippy in action!

So what you're saying is.. I have a chance!

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Post  vkaifh on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:34 pm

are you posting the event on the iRacing forum or GTPlanet to eventually attract more racers?

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Post  HWKII on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:06 pm

I haven't got a GTPlanet account, but feel free to post it there. I'll put something in the iRacing forum, sure.


My MX-5 love is rekindling rapidly. 3rd this time, with the top 3 finishers within 2.5 seconds of each other. Ermagerd the close racing!

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  Forgetful on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:41 pm

The ISR youtube comments are rife with arguments about Darrin's experience in the 2.4. He claims to have been blocked excessively, but the majority seem to feel like he's way over-reacting to what looks to most like good defensive driving.

http://youtu.be/_lUi4At3LwQ?t=16m38s
I would never use the DriverSports youtube page to vent like that.

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Post  Goes_To_11 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:32 pm

Kind of bizarre really to go through so much effort to get this up on youtube. I can see being really angry in the heat of the moment but you would have thought that cooler heads would have prevailed before this got aired. Calling a guy out like that is a protestable action.

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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  Forgetful on Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:44 pm

From what I gather you can only get in trouble for shaming other drivers if you do it on the iRacing forum or in the voice/text chats. Youtube, your own site are all fair game.

But, yeah, kind of a hot head thing to do and Darin is getting shredded in the iRacing forum.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather race someone hard like that and finish behind them them instead of them being a 'gentleman racer' and just folding at the first sign of pressure. Especially in the 3rd split of a world tour event that was host to more than 1000 people. Racing close and hard like that is what it's all about.
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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:47 pm

Forgetful wrote:I don't know about you, but I'd rather race someone hard like that and finish behind them them instead of them being a 'gentleman racer' and just folding at the first sign of pressure. Especially in the 3rd split of a world tour event that was host to more than 1000 people. Racing close and hard like that is what it's all about.

This. There's a time and a place for both, but in a competitive environment like that, all is fair in love and war.


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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  RackAttack on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:39 pm

Never really been a big fan of Darrin, but wow, that's a whole different level of unprofessional. I can understand getting a little hot during the race (though that car was just holding an inside line, nothing wrong with that...) but then going through the effort to create and edit that video and post it with all the expletives was just a downright boneheaded move.
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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  HWKII on Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:48 pm

Watched the video, so here is my reply:


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Post  SpecMiata-JSW on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:07 pm

Haha, thought the same thing. Couldn't believe how upset he was over nothing. Passing people with similar speed shouldn't be easy.
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Re: 2013 Season 1 - Starts Jan 28 2013

Post  vkaifh on Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:55 am

looks like I got close to my personal speed limit in the Skippy at Sebring. Optimal lap at 1'19.1 and best lap at 1'19.5. On the positive side I can stay in the 1'19s for multiple laps in a row now.

I'll find out tonight what it is worth Very Happy Definitely looking forward to get into a race again cheers

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