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2,857
United States
Brockport
CoachMK21
Race of Champions

Racing is underway!

Starting Grid:

1- SHOCKY_WELLHELL
2- JakeDog23
3- euclid58
4- imjimeez44
5- turnupdaheat
6- Sand__68
7- Unleashed159
8- nmcp1
9- Nic-KL


Combo 1: RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 at Twin Ring Motegi East Short Course

@Jakedog23 is still leading after the first two laps, with @Nicktune moving from 9th to 3rd on the 3rd lap.

@turnupdaheat is putting up a fight to keep @Nicktune behind him, but @Nicktune makes it past with @socalnatv following passed as well.

It takes nearly 7 minutes, but @Nicktune makes his way to the lead. @Jakedog23 has a 2 second lead over @socalnatv in 3rd. It's very close for the next 3 spots as well.

After 11 minutes of 20, @Nicktune has extended to a 5 second lead over @Jakedog23 with @socalnatv another 1.5 seconds back of second. @GTP_unleashed is giving @socalnatv all the pressure he can handle too.

With 5 minutes remaining, @Nicktune has a 7.7 second lead. But the battle for 2-3-4 is very tight between @Jakedog23 @socalnatv and @GTP_unleashed. @jimeez is all alone in 5th and @nmcp1 just moved into 6th past @euclid58, after having an early mishap. He's closing on 5th.

With 1 minute left in racing, no positional changes have happened, but @socalnatv has closed the gap to @Jakedog23.

Finishing Order:
1- @Nicktune ------ best lap 1:22.259
2- @Jakedog23
3- @socalnatv
4- @GTP_unleashed
5- @jimeez
6- @euclid58
7- @turnupdaheat
8- @SHOCKY_WELL
9- @nmcp1 (disco'd just as the checked flag was waving - was in 6th)

Combo 2: BMW M4 Coupe at Apricot Hill Raceway (Reverse Grid)

Race 2 is underway and @nmcp1 has the early lead, followed by @SHOCKY_WELL and @turnupdaheat.

On lap 2, @turnupdaheat moves into 2nd with @socalnatv and @euclid58 moving into 3rd and 4th, respectively. @Jakedog23 sits in 5th with @Nicktune in 6th.

After 4 laps / 6 minutes, the top 5 are separated by less than 3 seconds.

At the halfway point, @nmcp1 has a 1 second lead over @socalnatv with @Nicktune closing fast in 3rd. @turnupdaheat and @euclid58 round out the top 5.

At the 13 minute mark, tire wear is beginning to have an effect. Every driver has at least two tires in the 8's.

At 14 minutes, @Nicktune is all over @nmcp1 and makes a brilliant pass in the last turn. @turnupdaheat and @euclid58 are in a close battle for the final podium spot.

With 3 minutes remaining, @nmcp1 is not letting @Nicktune get away without a fight. They have over an 8 second lead on the battle for 3rd.

Two minutes to go and @jimeez is getting close to the mix for a podium spot. I'm not sure he'll have time to catch them, but he's making a great run at it.

@nmcp1 pressed a little hard and went wide into turn 1, with just less than 1 lap to go. Fortunately, he's still in a safe place for 2nd.

Finishing Order:
1- @Nicktune ------- best lap 1:25.827
2- @nmcp1
3- @turnupdaheat
4- @euclid58
5- @jimeez
6- @GTP_unleashed
7- @socalnatv
8- @Jakedog23
9- @SHOCKY_WELL

Combo 3: GT-R GT500 Base Model '08 at Grand Valley Speedway (Reverse Grid)

Scoring is very tight after 2 races. @Nicktune has 64 points, while @Jakedog23 @euclid58 @turnupdaheat @jimeez @socalnatv @GTP_unleashed all have 48 points.

The final race of the night is underway and @socalnatv has the early lead after 1 lap with @GTP_unleashed and @Jakedog23 in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. @nmcp1 and @Nicktune are in 4th and 5th with @SHOCKY_WELL in 6th, @euclid58 in 7th, @turnupdaheat in 8th and @jimeez in 9th.

With 9 minutes done, @socalnatv leads @Nicktune by just under 2 seconds with @GTP_unleashed about a half second back of him. @nmcp1 sits in 4th with @Jakedog23 currently in 5th, but @euclid58 is closing the gap.

It took just over 13 minutes (7 laps), but @Nicktune is now leading after a clean pass on @socalnatv.

Places 2, 3 and 4 are fairly evenly spaced (about 1 second between each) with 5 minutes to go. There is a good battle for 5th between @Jakedog23 and @euclid58 going on.

With under 1 minute to go, it's @Nicktune with a sizeable lead over @socalnatv who is in a tight battle with @nmcp1. @GTP_unleashed is in 4th with a good view of it. @Jakedog23 and @euclid58 are still in a tight battle.


Finishing Order:
1- @Nicktune -------- best lap 1:46.584
2- @socalnatv
3- @GTP_unleashed
4- @nmcp1 (a near heroic pass turned into a brush with the wall and he gave up a spot)
5- @Jakedog23
6- @euclid58
7- @jimeez
8- @turnupdaheat
9- @SHOCKY_WELL


Overall a lot of great, close racing! Final scores coming soon.

RoC Results Doc


Final Scores:

1- @Nicktune --------- 96
2- @socalnatv -------- 78
3- @GTP_unleashed --- 76
4- @Jakedog23 -------- 72
4- @nmcp1 ------------ 72
6- @euclid58 ---------- 70
7- @jimeez ------------ 68
8- @turnupdaheat ----- 66
9- @SHOCKY_WELL ---- 50
 
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2,696
United States
Central NJ
nmcp1
Race of Champions

Racing is underway!

Starting Grid:

1- SHOCKY_WELLHELL
2- JakeDog23
3- euclid58
4- imjimeez44
5- turnupdaheat
6- Sand__68
7- Unleashed159
8- nmcp1
9- Nic-KL


Combo 1: RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 at Twin Ring Motegi East Short Course

@Jakedog23 is still leading after the first two laps, with @Nicktune moving from 9th to 3rd on the 3rd lap.

@turnupdaheat is putting up a fight to keep @Nicktune behind him, but @Nicktune makes it past with @socalnatv following passed as well.

It takes nearly 7 minutes, but @Nicktune makes his way to the lead. @Jakedog23 has a 2 second lead over @socalnatv in 3rd. It's very close for the next 3 spots as well.

After 11 minutes of 20, @Nicktune has extended to a 5 second lead over @Jakedog23 with @socalnatv another 1.5 seconds back of second. @GTP_unleashed is giving @socalnatv all the pressure he can handle too.

With 5 minutes remaining, @Nicktune has a 7.7 second lead. But the battle for 2-3-4 is very tight between @Jakedog23 @socalnatv and @GTP_unleashed. @jimeez is all alone in 5th and @nmcp1 just moved into 6th past @euclid58, after having an early mishap. He's closing on 5th.

With 1 minute left in racing, no positional changes have happened, but @socalnatv has closed the gap to @Jakedog23.

Finishing Order:
1- @Nicktune ------ best lap 1:22.259
2- @Jakedog23
3- @socalnatv
4- @GTP_unleashed
5- @jimeez
6- @euclid58
7- @turnupdaheat
8- @SHOCKY_WELL
9- @nmcp1 (disco'd just as the checked flag was waving - was in 6th)

Combo 2: BMW M4 Coupe at Apricot Hill Raceway (Reverse Grid)

Race 2 is underway and @nmcp1 has the early lead, followed by @SHOCKY_WELL and @turnupdaheat.

On lap 2, @turnupdaheat moves into 2nd with @socalnatv and @euclid58 moving into 3rd and 4th, respectively. @Jakedog23 sits in 5th with @Nicktune in 6th.

After 4 laps / 6 minutes, the top 5 are separated by less than 3 seconds.

At the halfway point, @nmcp1 has a 1 second lead over @socalnatv with @Nicktune closing fast in 3rd. @turnupdaheat and @euclid58 round out the top 5.

At the 13 minute mark, tire wear is beginning to have an effect. Every driver has at least two tires in the 8's.

At 14 minutes, @Nicktune is all over @nmcp1 and makes a brilliant pass in the last turn. @turnupdaheat and @euclid58 are in a close battle for the final podium spot.

With 3 minutes remaining, @nmcp1 is not letting @Nicktune get away with a fight. They have over an 8 second lead on the battle for 3rd.

Two minutes to go and @jimeez is getting close to the mix for a podium spot. I'm not sure he'll have time to catch them, but he's making a great run at it.

@nmcp1 pressed a little hard and went wide into turn 1, with just less than 1 lap to go. Fortunately, he's still in a safe place for 2nd.

Finishing Order:
1- @Nicktune ------- best lap 1:25.827
2- @nmcp1
3- @turnupdaheat
4- @euclid58
5- @jimeez
6- @GTP_unleashed
7- @socalnatv
8- @Jakedog23
9- @SHOCKY_WELL

Combo 3: GT-R GT500 Base Model '08 at Grand Valley Speedway (Reverse Grid)

Scoring is very tight after 2 races. @Nicktune has 64 points, while @Jakedog23 @euclid58 @turnupdaheat @jimeez @socalnatv @GTP_unleashed all have 48 points.

The final race of the night is underway and @socalnatv has the early lead after 1 lap with @GTP_unleashed and @Jakedog23 in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. @nmcp1 and @Nicktune are in 4th and 5th with @SHOCKY_WELL in 6th, @euclid58 in 7th, @turnupdaheat in 8th and @jimeez in 9th.

With 9 minute done, @socalnatv leads @Nicktune by just under 2 seconds with @GTP_unleashed about a half second back of him. @nmcp1 sits in 4th with @Jakedog23 currently in 5th, but @euclid58 is closing the gap.

It took just over 13 minutes (7 laps), but @Nicktune is not leading after a clean pass on @socalnatv.

Places 2, 3 and 4 are fairly evenly spaced (about 1 second between each) with 5 minutes to go. There is a good battle for 5th between @Jakedog23 and @euclid58 going on.

With under 1 minute to go, it's @Nicktune with a sizeable lead over @socalnatv who is in a tight battle with @nmcp1. @GTP_unleashed is in 4th with a good view of it. @Jakedog23 and @euclid are still in a tight battle.


Finishing Order:
1- @Nicktune -------- best lap 1:46.584
2- @socalnatv
3- @GTP_unleashed
4- @nmcp1 (a near heroic pass turned into a brush with the wall and he gave up a spot)
5- @Jakedog23
6- @euclid58
7- @jimeez
8- @turnupdaheat
9- @SHOCKY_WELL


Overall a lot of great, close racing! Final scores coming soon.

RoC Results Doc


Final Scores:

1- @Nicktune --------- 96
2- @socalnatv -------- 78
3- @GTP_unleashed --- 76
4- @Jakedog23 -------- 72
4- @nmcp1 ------------ 72
6- @euclid58 ---------- 70
7- @jimeez ------------ 68
8- @turnupdaheat ----- 66
9- @SHOCKY_WELL ---- 50


Awesome play by play @KTR5 ! That was a blast and I hope that I can be a part of that again someday! Congrats @Nicktune !
 

JLBowler

Premium
7,411
United States
California
JLBowler
To everyone that has submitted a time trial and not gotten a welcome message. Our divisional structure is very fluid right now. I'm trying to get all the divisions set up for the new season and add a 7th division for this season. There is a lot of work to do and data to study when moving drivers around. I had hoped to have this finished today but repeated power outages yesterday and some unexpected issues to deal with today have put me a little behind schedule. I will get the process finished tomorrow (Saturday) and get all the welcome messages out asap.

Thank you in advance for your patience.
 
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TBongX




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Congrats to all the SNAILs who advanced to the GT Academy Silverstone finals!

From left to right:
Martin Sprau, Dan Reude, Brian Marsteller, Joey Barbato, Nick McMillen, Doug Hawkins, Christopher Hill

Welcome to S.N.A.I.L.
Our mission is to provide our members with the cleanest and most competitive racing experience possible with minimal prep time required. No matter what your skill level is, we will provide you with a full grid of similarly-skilled drivers to compete against. It's our belief that close racing is not only exciting, but is also the best way to improve your skill and refine your racecraft! Our official league night is Sunday at 9:30pm Eastern / 6:30pm Pacific, but we also have a a wide variety of other events held on other nights of the week as well. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, please keep reading to learn more about our league and how to join us.

What Makes Us Different
There are five key features of S.N.A.I.L. that you won't find elsewhere. First of all, we provide our members with evenly-matched competition regardless of their skill level. In fact, the intense level of competition that we produce has established S.N.A.I.L. as an ideal place to prepare for GT Academy. And if you want to keep track of your improvement along the way, you'll be glad to know that we keep the most comprehensive race data available on GTPlanet. We also feature an interactive process that allows all of our members to have a say in which cars and tracks we race. Last but not least, we're the only league that awards our members with valuable prizes just for racing with us!!

Evenly-Matched Competition
Have you ever watched a professional race where drivers with completely different skill levels were competing on the same track? Of course not! That wouldn't be fun to watch, let alone fun to participate in. Unfortunately, that disparity of pace is something you'll often find in organized online racing. When this happens, you'll be lucky to have just a few drivers that you're truly competitive with. Everyone else will usually either be faster or slower than you. We prevent that from happening in S.N.A.I.L. by dividing our drivers into separate divisions based on speed and skill. This results in full grids of evenly-matched competition and creates the closest and most intense sim racing experience around!

Preparation for GT Academy
If you have your eye on competing in GT Academy, there's no better place than S.N.A.I.L. to hone your skills to the elite levels necessary to make it to the finals. You need to be the best of the best to make it to Silverstone, and that's exactly what the drivers in our top division are. Half of last year's GT Academy Silverstone Finalists race in S.N.A.I.L., and they were able to use their experience in this league to help get them there. Click here if you want to advice from the eventual champion and click here if you want advice from the runner-up. However, even if you don't aspire to win GT Academy someday, it's still great to be able to get tips and advice from some of the best drivers in the world.

Win Valuable Prizes
Have you ever wished you could win free stuff just for having fun? If so, then you might want to know that our members win valuable real-world prizes just for racing with us! These prize are based on participation and not on race results. Some examples of prizes our members have won include a GranStand Cockpit, a ButtKicker Gamer2, a GranStand Wheel Stand, and a Wireless ButtKicker Kit. And if you want to help organize our league, you can join TEAM S.N.A.I.L. and earn even more prizes such as shirts (e.g. S.N.A.I.L. shirt, F1 shirt, GT Academy shirt), electronic/gaming hardware (e.g. Hauppauge PVR), sim racing equipment (e.g. Playseat Evolution), and other Gran Turismo related items (e.g. GTPEDIA).

Spec Racing
S.N.A.I.L. was the first GTPlanet league to prohibit tuning in all of our races. This combined with the fact that we race in the same cars produces a type of racing called "spec" racing. Spec racing ensures that success is determined solely by driving skill and not by differences in car power, gearing, suspension, weight, or aerodynamics. Because variables in the car are eliminated, spec racing is the truest measure of driver skill! It also produces intense battles for position because all of the cars are equally strong or weak in the same areas of the track. Another benefit of spec racing is that you'll never spend time tuning cars or wondering if someone is truly faster than you or if they just have a better tune.

Race Format
Our league night lasts for two hours and is split into three rounds. Each round consists of two races that last 10 to 12 minutes on a predetermined car and track combo. At the beginning of each round, a brief qualifying session determines the order of the starting grid. The first race is set to 'Fastest First' to reward the best qualifiers and the second race is set to 'Reverse Grid' in order to promote on-track action. Points are awarded based on our "perfect" points system. After a round is completed, we move on to the next round and repeat the same process with the next car and track combination. Once all three rounds are complete, we tally up the points and then let our interactive format kick in.

Interactive Process
Our unique format allows everyone to have a say on which cars and tracks we race. It is also used to strike a balance between familiarity and variety of cars and tracks. In other words, the progression of cars and tracks that we race is slow enough for us to learn them well, but fast enough that they don't get "old". At the end of league night, everyone votes on which car and track combo they enjoyed the least. The combo that receives the most "elimination votes" is dropped from the lineup entirely. The combo that receives the second most votes is also dropped, but only partially. This is where our prizes play an important role in our interactive format.

Prizes
A prize is awarded to the divisions winners with the three highest scores*. The division winner with the highest score gets Prize A. The division winner with the second highest score gets Prize B. The division winner with the third highest score gets Prize C: (NOTE: The three prize winners' votes do not count towards the car/track elimination vote)
Prize A: The right to select the new car and track combo to replace the combo that was voted off
Prize B: The right to replace either the car or the track of the combo that received the second most votes
Prize C: The right to "freeze" either the car or the track of the combo that received the second most votes

Promotion and Relegation
Although we split our drivers into separate divisions based on performance and skill level, we realize that our drivers are constantly improving and deserve a chance to climb the ladder of success. That's why we promote and relegate drivers before every season based on the results and data compiled during the previous season. This is also done to ensure that our races are as competitive as possible for all of our league members, top to bottom. Regardless of which division you're in, you will almost always be fighting to gain or defend a position on the track. Simply put, no other Gran Turismo league in the world can offer this much competitive racing to so many different skill levels.

Comprehensive Race Data
It's not always accurate to promote and relegate drivers based on championship points alone. That's why the massive amounts of data we track are invaluable to our league. You'd be hard-pressed to find a sim racing league anywhere in the world that tracks driver data and race results more comprehensively than we do. In fact, our S.N.A.I.L. Results document contains so much information that we have to archive old data to avoid exceeding the GoogleDoc's maximum capacity! You can use this data to track the points championship for each season and compare yourself to other drivers in categories such as fast laps, total race pace, total points, average points per race, and power rankings.

Rules
We expect all drivers to follow our OLR Rules and pursue good racecraft at all times. If you're not sure what good racecraft is, watch this video. It can be summed up in one simple 'Golden Rule' of motorsports: It is the responsibility of the overtaking driver, meaning the car that is attempting to execute the pass, to make sure that the pass is made cleanly and incident free. If you don't agree with this rule or don't think it applies to you, this is not the league for you. If you ever feel like a driver is not following the rules, please wait until league night is over, then file a Racing Incident Report. Our Stewards will review the incident and enforce the appropriate penalty on the driver in question.

Settings
All league Race Settings are default unless noted below (Course Settings are listed here)
Boost: Off
Penalty: Weak (and Effective for Free Run) in Division 4 and lower. (Penalties OFF for D1 and D2/D3 only)
Race Finish Delay: 90sec
Visible Damage: Off
Mechanical Damage: Light
Slipstream Strength: Real
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Normal
Grip Reduction: Real
Vehicle Tuning: Prohibited
Driving Aids: Only ABS allowed in all divisions except for the lowest division, in which (ABS, TCS, and Driving Line are allowed as well)
Tire Restrictions: (based on Dealership PP)
Street Cars
below 450 PP -> Sports Hards
450-499 PP ---> Sports Mediums
500 PP & up --> Sports Softs

Race Cars
below 600 PP -> Racing Hards
600 PP & up --> Racing Mediums

Tuner Cars
Classified as either Street or Race cars based on this list

How To Join Us
Step 1: Post a request to join (do not PM me, just post your request on this thread)
Step 2: Watch the thread for a reply to your post (it will include detailed Time Trial instructions)
Step 3: Purchase the three cars listed in the latest lineup below
Step 4: Get an oil change on each car, but do not do anything else to the car (e.g. add parts or reduce weight)
Step 5: Wait to be assigned to a division and then send Friend Requests to the hosts of your division. Then join your division host's room on Sunday night and race!
If you are not sure which division you are assigned to, please check the Offical Driver List

For a list of helpful links and FAQ's, please click here.




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Congrats to all the SNAILs who advanced to the GT Academy Silverstone finals!

From left to right:
Martin Sprau, Dan Reude, Brian Marsteller, Joey Barbato, Nick McMillen, Doug Hawkins, Christopher Hill

Welcome to S.N.A.I.L.
Our mission is to provide our members with the cleanest and most competitive racing experience possible with minimal prep time required. No matter what your skill level is, we will provide you with a full grid of similarly-skilled drivers to compete against. It's our belief that close racing is not only exciting, but is also the best way to improve your skill and refine your racecraft! Our official league night is Sunday at 9:30pm Eastern / 6:30pm Pacific, but we also have a a wide variety of other events held on other nights of the week as well. If this sounds like something you'd like to be a part of, please keep reading to learn more about our league and how to join us.

What Makes Us Different
There are five key features of S.N.A.I.L. that you won't find elsewhere. First of all, we provide our members with evenly-matched competition regardless of their skill level. In fact, the intense level of competition that we produce has established S.N.A.I.L. as an ideal place to prepare for GT Academy. And if you want to keep track of your improvement along the way, you'll be glad to know that we keep the most comprehensive race data available on GTPlanet. We also feature an interactive process that allows all of our members to have a say in which cars and tracks we race. Last but not least, we're the only league that awards our members with valuable prizes just for racing with us!!

Evenly-Matched Competition
Have you ever watched a professional race where drivers with completely different skill levels were competing on the same track? Of course not! That wouldn't be fun to watch, let alone fun to participate in. Unfortunately, that disparity of pace is something you'll often find in organized online racing. When this happens, you'll be lucky to have just a few drivers that you're truly competitive with. Everyone else will usually either be faster or slower than you. We prevent that from happening in S.N.A.I.L. by dividing our drivers into separate divisions based on speed and skill. This results in full grids of evenly-matched competition and creates the closest and most intense sim racing experience around!

Preparation for GT Academy
If you have your eye on competing in GT Academy, there's no better place than S.N.A.I.L. to hone your skills to the elite levels necessary to make it to the finals. You need to be the best of the best to make it to Silverstone, and that's exactly what the drivers in our top division are. Half of last year's GT Academy Silverstone Finalists race in S.N.A.I.L., and they were able to use their experience in this league to help get them there. Click here if you want to advice from the eventual champion and click here if you want advice from the runner-up. However, even if you don't aspire to win GT Academy someday, it's still great to be able to get tips and advice from some of the best drivers in the world.

Win Valuable Prizes
Have you ever wished you could win free stuff just for having fun? If so, then you might want to know that our members win valuable real-world prizes just for racing with us! These prize are based on participation and not on race results. Some examples of prizes our members have won include a GranStand Cockpit, a ButtKicker Gamer2, a GranStand Wheel Stand, and a Wireless ButtKicker Kit. And if you want to help organize our league, you can join TEAM S.N.A.I.L. and earn even more prizes such as shirts (e.g. S.N.A.I.L. shirt, F1 shirt, GT Academy shirt), electronic/gaming hardware (e.g. Hauppauge PVR), sim racing equipment (e.g. Playseat Evolution), and other Gran Turismo related items (e.g. GTPEDIA).

Spec Racing
S.N.A.I.L. was the first GTPlanet league to prohibit tuning in all of our races. This combined with the fact that we race in the same cars produces a type of racing called "spec" racing. Spec racing ensures that success is determined solely by driving skill and not by differences in car power, gearing, suspension, weight, or aerodynamics. Because variables in the car are eliminated, spec racing is the truest measure of driver skill! It also produces intense battles for position because all of the cars are equally strong or weak in the same areas of the track. Another benefit of spec racing is that you'll never spend time tuning cars or wondering if someone is truly faster than you or if they just have a better tune.

Race Format
Our league night lasts for two hours and is split into three rounds. Each round consists of two races that last 10 to 12 minutes on a predetermined car and track combo. At the beginning of each round, a brief qualifying session determines the order of the starting grid. The first race is set to 'Fastest First' to reward the best qualifiers and the second race is set to 'Reverse Grid' in order to promote on-track action. Points are awarded based on our "perfect" points system. After a round is completed, we move on to the next round and repeat the same process with the next car and track combination. Once all three rounds are complete, we tally up the points and then let our interactive format kick in.

Interactive Process
Our unique format allows everyone to have a say on which cars and tracks we race. It is also used to strike a balance between familiarity and variety of cars and tracks. In other words, the progression of cars and tracks that we race is slow enough for us to learn them well, but fast enough that they don't get "old". At the end of league night, everyone votes on which car and track combo they enjoyed the least. The combo that receives the most "elimination votes" is dropped from the lineup entirely. The combo that receives the second most votes is also dropped, but only partially. This is where our prizes play an important role in our interactive format.

Prizes
A prize is awarded to the divisions winners with the three highest scores*. The division winner with the highest score gets Prize A. The division winner with the second highest score gets Prize B. The division winner with the third highest score gets Prize C: (NOTE: The three prize winners' votes do not count towards the car/track elimination vote)
Prize A: The right to select the new car and track combo to replace the combo that was voted off
Prize B: The right to replace either the car or the track of the combo that received the second most votes
Prize C: The right to "freeze" either the car or the track of the combo that received the second most votes

Promotion and Relegation
Although we split our drivers into separate divisions based on performance and skill level, we realize that our drivers are constantly improving and deserve a chance to climb the ladder of success. That's why we promote and relegate drivers before every season based on the results and data compiled during the previous season. This is also done to ensure that our races are as competitive as possible for all of our league members, top to bottom. Regardless of which division you're in, you will almost always be fighting to gain or defend a position on the track. Simply put, no other Gran Turismo league in the world can offer this much competitive racing to so many different skill levels.

Comprehensive Race Data
It's not always accurate to promote and relegate drivers based on championship points alone. That's why the massive amounts of data we track are invaluable to our league. You'd be hard-pressed to find a sim racing league anywhere in the world that tracks driver data and race results more comprehensively than we do. In fact, our S.N.A.I.L. Results document contains so much information that we have to archive old data to avoid exceeding the GoogleDoc's maximum capacity! You can use this data to track the points championship for each season and compare yourself to other drivers in categories such as fast laps, total race pace, total points, average points per race, and power rankings.

Rules
We expect all drivers to follow our OLR Rules and pursue good racecraft at all times. If you're not sure what good racecraft is, watch this video. It can be summed up in one simple 'Golden Rule' of motorsports: It is the responsibility of the overtaking driver, meaning the car that is attempting to execute the pass, to make sure that the pass is made cleanly and incident free. If you don't agree with this rule or don't think it applies to you, this is not the league for you. If you ever feel like a driver is not following the rules, please wait until league night is over, then file a Racing Incident Report. Our Stewards will review the incident and enforce the appropriate penalty on the driver in question.

Settings
All league Race Settings are default unless noted below (Course Settings are listed here)
Boost: Off
Penalty: Weak (and Effective for Free Run) in Division 4 and lower. (Penalties OFF for D1 and D2/D3 only)
Race Finish Delay: 90sec
Visible Damage: Off
Mechanical Damage: Light
Slipstream Strength: Real
Tire Wear/Fuel Consumption: Normal
Grip Reduction: Real
Vehicle Tuning: Prohibited
Driving Aids: Only ABS allowed in all divisions except for the lowest division, in which (ABS, TCS, and Driving Line are allowed as well)
Tire Restrictions: (based on Dealership PP)
Street Cars
below 450 PP -> Sports Hards
450-499 PP ---> Sports Mediums
500 PP & up --> Sports Softs

Race Cars
below 600 PP -> Racing Hards
600 PP & up --> Racing Mediums

Tuner Cars
Classified as either Street or Race cars based on this list

How To Join Us
Step 1: Post a request to join (do not PM me, just post your request on this thread)
Step 2: Watch the thread for a reply to your post (it will include detailed Time Trial instructions)
Step 3: Purchase the three cars listed in the latest lineup below
Step 4: Get an oil change on each car, but do not do anything else to the car (e.g. add parts or reduce weight)
Step 5: Wait to be assigned to a division and then send Friend Requests to the hosts of your division. Then join your division host's room on Sunday night and race!
If you are not sure which division you are assigned to, please check the Offical Driver List

For a list of helpful links and FAQ's, please click here.
 
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United States
TBongX
This is TBongX, I need an invite. I have chosen #75. Where can I go to see people's colors, so I can choose a color?
 
4,705
Canada
Hillsdale
Oshawa-Joe
To everyone that has submitted a time trial and not gotten a welcome message. Our divisional structure is very fluid right now. I'm trying to get all the divisions set up for the new season and add a 7th division for this season. There is a lot of work to do and data to study when moving drivers around. I had hoped to have this finished today but repeated power outages yesterday and some unexpected issues to deal with today have put me a little behind schedule. I will get the process finished tomorrow (Saturday) and get all the welcome messages out asap.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

I have no idea how you find the time to do all the work it takes to organize P and R for the season along with all the division placement. Thanks JL for all your time and work.

This is TBongX, I need an invite. I have chosen #75. Where can I go to see people's colors, so I can choose a color?

I'll take you to our leader....:nervous:
 
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Der Drachen
hognhominy
This is TBongX, I need an invite. I have chosen #75. Where can I go to see people's colors, so I can choose a color?
@nmcp1 will be along later today, he will give you an introductory post with all of the relevant instructions to join the league, including the method to select a number and color combination.

It is generally a better idea to wait until after you have completed the the prerequisites and are assigned to a division, as this will allow you have a unique combination in your division.

@JLBowler
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nmcp1
This is TBongX, I need an invite. I have chosen #75. Where can I go to see people's colors, so I can choose a color?

@TBongX

Here's your official S.N.A.I.L. Welcome Post!

Thanks for your interest!
Here's what you need to know (and do) in order to join:

We run a clean league by enforcing a strict penalty system based on the S.N.A.I.L. OLR (which is a modified version of the GTP OLR). We also expect all of our drivers to know and follow The Good Racecraft Guide.
Please become versed in both if you aren't already. Once that is complete, please follow the steps below to complete your entry into the league:

1. You take the S.N.A.I.L. OLR and Racecraft Test

2. You run the Time Trial and submit your information by 23:59 EST on Saturday night if you want to race this Sunday.

3. @JLBowler PM's you with your assigned Division that we feel will give you the closest competition. You will be added to the drivers list.

4. Send a PSN friend request to the Race Director or Primary Host from your assigned SNAIL Division. Sunday night you will need to sort the online lobbies by friends and join the lobby named 'snailracing.org Division_(x) based off your Division placement from JLBowler. That lobby will be where you race Sunday.

5. You drive fast and clean on Sunday 👍

The original post has everything you need to know about what to expect on Sunday night and what you will need to have completed in order to be competitive. If you have any questions, please feel free to post your question on the thread.
If you have a preference for car/wheel colour and racing number, please follow the instruction contained here.

During the week we run a number of different events, we encourage all SNAILs to join as many as possible.
Welcome to S.N.A.I.L. :cheers:
 

DesertPenguin09

(Banned)
7,398
United States
Long Island, New York
DesertPenguin09
I already have a number and color. I use the cool blue from the Jaguar (French Racing Blue) and #42. Because Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
 
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United States
United States
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To everyone that has submitted a time trial and not gotten a welcome message. Our divisional structure is very fluid right now. I'm trying to get all the divisions set up for the new season and add a 7th division for this season. There is a lot of work to do and data to study when moving drivers around. I had hoped to have this finished today but repeated power outages yesterday and some unexpected issues to deal with today have put me a little behind schedule. I will get the process finished tomorrow (Saturday) and get all the welcome messages out asap.

Thank you in advance for your patience.

Thanks JL! Sounds like a lot of work...
 

TEX36

S.N.A.I.L. Driver - Retired from SIM Racing 8/2021
Premium
3,266
United States
Sweetwater, Tx
TEX-36
I already have a number and color. I use the cool blue from the Jaguar (French Racing Blue) and #42. Because Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

Usually, after someone is admitted to the League, and assigned a Division ....... it is THEN that the new driver will check with the Registered colors and racing number to see if it is available. Not prior to joining - Be patient. All is well, just don't get ahead of the process. And .......... Welcome to SNAIL - look forward to seeing you on the tracks
 
2,782
United States
Washington
GrimGrnninGhost
I already have a number and color. I use the cool blue from the Jaguar (French Racing Blue) and #42. Because Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
Just a reminder that once you are assigned to a division that those number and or color is not being used by someone else in that division as they will have priority.

Edit - Ninja'd by Tex
 

Dragonwhisky

Premium
5,829
United States
GTPlanet
dragonwhisky
Does anyone have some lap times from the following combos for tomorrow?

RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 (Race Hard tires)
Fuji Speedway F (8 laps)


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) '14 (Sport Soft tires)
Willow Springs International Raceway - Big Willow
 
230
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İstanbul
POLISET
Does anyone have some lap times from the following combos for tomorrow?

RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 (Race Hard tires)
Fuji Speedway F (8 laps)


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) '14 (Sport Soft tires)
Willow Springs International Raceway - Big Willow

tonight have any practice?
 
2,289
Canada
Ontario
MajorBlixem
Does anyone have some lap times from the following combos for tomorrow?

RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 (Race Hard tires)
Fuji Speedway F (8 laps)


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) '14 (Sport Soft tires)
Willow Springs International Raceway - Big Willow

Ran a few laps with some of the D1 guys last night with the Corvette. My PB was 1:19.4. They were running low 1:18's. I guess that means Lloydz will run a 57 sec LOL!

Key to a podium finish with the Corvette..... stay on the track and wait for everyone else to fall off :cheers:
 
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United States
Brockport
CoachMK21
S.N.A.I.L. Color and Number Chart

This post contains the rules governing color and number choice and instructions on requesting a choice.​

While choosing a color and number combo is not required, we ask that all of our races to do so. This is done for a number of reasons. From easier driver identification to adding uniqueness in a spec race series. Here are a couple of rules, tips and instructions on submitting your choice.

The rules:
  1. The driver with a greater number of races participated in has seniority over a racer with less, giving them rights to a particular color/number.
    Tip: Have another color in mind just in case.
  2. Any color and any combo is allowed, so long as it does not match or present a hard distinction from another driver in your division.
    Tip: Look at the divisions above and below, if you or another who is looking to be promoted and they hold seniority, be prepared to switch colors.
  3. Please try not to duplicate numbers with another racer across the series.
  4. Please, enter a paint chip and not a general color. (IE, WC Mica Blue, as opposed to Blue) This will insure that we get the maxiumum amount of use of hues in any given color.

Instructions:
  1. Read the current Color/Number Chart first!
  2. First decide on a body and rim color combo.
  3. Next click HERE and fill out the form
  4. To find when your SNAIL start date. Column Y "SNAIL birth date"

The most current lists:
Sorted by Division
Sorted by Number
Sorted by GTP_ID

If you are in a different division than what is currently listed, it would be helpful to submit a new form, even if you don't change your color or number.

Special thanks to @Rallywagon for being the previous Color / Number Coordinator.

Links have been updated.


With the recent influx of new drivers, please make sure your information is up-to-date in the color and number chart. There is a link in my signature as well in the post I've replied to above.

In addition, if you're now in a different division and it's wrong in the chart, either submit a new form (easiest) or send me a PM to make the adjustment (harder).

Thanks!
 
4,705
Canada
Hillsdale
Oshawa-Joe
Starting to feel slightly human again but want to avoid doing any real work around the house for another hour or so. Anyone got a room open yet?
 

LLOYDZELITE69

I AM CANADIAN
Premium
1,012
Canada
Ontario, Ottawa
LLOYDZ_ELITE69
Does anyone have some lap times from the following combos for tomorrow?

RE Amemiya RX7 GT300 Base Model '06 (Race Hard tires)
Fuji Speedway F (8 laps)


Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) '14 (Sport Soft tires)
Willow Springs International Raceway - Big Willow
Vette: 1:16.9
GTR: 1:56.4
RX7: 1:41.8
 
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