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Important Announcements

1. Beginning with the first night of the November season, the credit cap for eligible cars will be raised to 1 million credits. This means that prize winners on from Oct. 30th will be able to choose cars up to the new cap. Drivers should adjust their credit holdings accordingly.

2. Beginning with the first night of the December season, all cars from the used car dealer will be made available for selection. Drivers should begin to accumulate as many used cars as possible and not perform wide body modifications to these cars.
Reminder that starting with prize selection for this week, the credit cap for cars is going up to 1 million credits for cars from Brand Central.

Another reminder that starting with the December season, cars from the Used Car Dealer that come in under the cap will also be available for selection.

While it has not yet been discussed, there is a real possibility that cars from the Legend Car Dealer that come in under the credit cap may also be made available for a forthcoming season.

I advise everyone to start acquiring cars from the UCD and LCD that are under the SNAIL credit cap as they become available and do not perform engine swaps or wide body modifications to the cars.
 
Wall riding in a video game is much different than wall riding in a real car against a real wall. Real life is not a sterile situation. There is worn off rubber, imperfections in the wall, and in this particular case, a gate in the wall near the exit of turn four. There is no way to practice this and therefore no way to know what was going to happen. It was a once in a lifetime shot that could only be executed on the last lap of a race at this track. All it would have taken to have this not work would have been for either tire to catch the wall and turn the car around or climb the wall.
 
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Here are the unofficial results from our league night on October 30, 2022

Click here for this season's points standings and click a tab at the bottom for more detail.

Click here if the data linked above has already been archived and you would like to view it.


Division 1
  1. GTP_Worstdriver --- voted to eliminate Round 2 - 92 (87.81 for Prize B)
  2. Timlour ----------- voted to eliminate Round 3 - 85 (81.13 for Prize C)
  3. ATX610UD13 -------- voted to eliminate Round 3
  4. Nic-KL ------------ voted to eliminate Round 2
  5. Showery_thornO ---- voted to eliminate Round 2
  6. Phlano_099 -------- voted to eliminate Round 2
  7. EvoSpec10 --------- voted to eliminate Round 2
  8. OMG_Raw ----------- did not submit a vote
  9. Kgffty ------------ did not submit a vote
Division 2
  1. Canoworms1 -------- voted to eliminate Round 1 - 92 (96.19 for Prize A) SEE NOTE BELOW
  2. L-L-B_1993 -------- voted to eliminate Round 3 - 89 (Ineligible for Prize)
  3. RizlaTML ---------- voted to eliminate Round 3
  4. Track_King47 ------ voted to eliminate Round 2
  5. RacingChamp30 ----- voted to eliminate Round 2
  6. Malizaghi --------- voted to eliminate Round 1
  7. x_tecra_x --------- voted to eliminate Round 2
  8. Flyingdisc315 ----- did not submit a vote
The round that received the most elimination votes was:
Round 2 - Porsche Cayman GT4 '16 (RH) at Circuit de Sainte-Croix A Reverse - S03 Afternoon (4 laps)
Therefore the entire combo has been dropped from next week's line-up. Since @CANOWORMS1 wins Prize A, he gets to choose an entirely new car and track combo to replace it.
PLEASE NOTE: Since @CANOWORMS1 has already won Prize A this season, he is ineligible to win it again until next season. This means that unless he loses Prize A due to incident reviews, any driver who competed in Division 2 on Sunday night will have the opportunity to suggest an entirely new car and track combo. I recommend that all D2 drivers from Sunday night start TESTING combos they would like to suggest. That way, you will be ready to post a good combo when @JLBowler gives the "all clear". It's important to mention that a good combo will not have a car that hits its rev limiter at any point during a race (even in a draft). Also, please be sure to only suggest one combo. Any driver who suggests more than one combo will automatically be ineligible to suggest any combos at all. Please don't let that happen to you. Only suggest ONE combo (but not until @CANOWORMS1 is confirmed as the Prize A winner).

The round that received the second most elimination votes was:
Round 3 - Lexus RC F Gr.4 (RH) at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya National Layout - C03 Late Morning (12 laps)
This means either the car or the track will be replaced for next week's line-up. Since @Worst_Driver gets Prize B, he has the option to freeze the car or the track, or he can give that option to the Prize C winner. If he gives the freeze away, then he gets to decide what car or track replaces the part of the combo that is left unfrozen by the Prize C winner.

Prize C goes to @Timlour so he gets whichever option the Prize B winner does not select.

Preliminary prize winners, please don't announce your prize selection until all incident reports have been filed and it has been confirmed that you don't have any penalties. It's also recommended that you review the SNAIL combo history and other data on our car and track history so that you can get an idea how many times we've raced each car and track. Please remember that originality is always appreciated, so picking cars and/or tracks that we've never raced is a plus (but not required). What's more important is that you thoroughly test any combo that you are considering before making it your official selection. For example, any car you select must not hit its rev limiter at any point during a race (even in a draft).

IMPORTANT: When posting your Prize A or Prize B selection, please list the complete in-game name of the car and/or track you are selecting. For example, if you want to choose the Integra Type R as your car selection, post "Honda Integra Type R (DC2) '98". If you want to select Monza for your track, post "Autodromo Nazionale Monza". Being specific helps us to update the lineup accurately and also helps avoid any confusion among the drivers. Also, please be sure to list the HP and Weight (LBS) of any car you select. For track selections, include the time of day (e.g: 09:00 Clear) or else it will be left to default.

Car Selection Guidelines
See Section 3 of the SNAIL OLR, Policies and Guidelines.

Track Selection Guidelines
See Section 3.1 of the SNAIL OLR, Policies and Guidelines
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This week's prize winners are clear to make their selections. Good racing!

The IR Submission Form is now closed.

We have no incidents on file.

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@Worst_Driver and @Timlour both have the possibility of being repeat prize winners. To avoid this, @Worst_Driver would have to use the freeze. If @Worst_Driver chooses to pass the freeze then there will be a voting / suggestion process for both prize B and C.

Prize A has a repeat winner. If you raced in D2 this week, you are allowed to make one suggestion for prize A. You must post your suggestion in this thread. You may not edit your post to change your suggestion. Please make sure your selection is clear and uses a time of day that is available in a lobby. The deadline to make a suggestion will be 6PM ET on Wednesday.
 
I forgot to tag the drivers from D2.

@Louis3986 @FCB-Rizla-TML @Track_King47 @racingchamp30 @Malizaghi @Tecra @Chiochansan

Prize A has a repeat winner. If you raced in D2 this week, you are allowed to make one suggestion for prize A. You must post your suggestion in this thread. You may not edit your post to change your suggestion. Please make sure your selection is clear and uses a time of day that is available in a lobby. The deadline to make a suggestion will be 6PM ET on Wednesday.
 
I forgot to tag the drivers from D2.

@Louis3986 @FCB-Rizla-TML @Track_King47 @racingchamp30 @Malizaghi @Tecra @Chiochansan

Prize A has a repeat winner. If you raced in D2 this week, you are allowed to make one suggestion for prize A. You must post your suggestion in this thread. You may not edit your post to change your suggestion. Please make sure your selection is clear and uses a time of day that is available in a lobby. The deadline to make a suggestion will be 6PM ET on Wednesday.
My suggestion:

CHC 1967 Chevy Nova (available for purchase in Brand Central for 300,000 credits)
Fuji International Speedway - Short Course - S02 Dry and Pleasant with a Few Clouds
Lap Time - 1:40.600
 
Just throwing out a feeler here.

Would anybody be interested in a "run what you brung" series of races. There would be rules such as HP, weight, and PP limits as well as drivetrain restrictions but other than a few things to keep it balanced, it would be open to just about anything (no nitrous) you wanted to bring.
 
@CANOWORMS1 These are your two choices for Prize A.

My suggestion:

CHC 1967 Chevy Nova (available for purchase in Brand Central for 300,000 credits)
Fuji International Speedway - Short Course - S02 Dry and Pleasant with a Few Clouds
Lap Time - 1:40.600

Mazda Roadster NR-A (NA) 2022
SH TIRES
AUTODROME LAGO MAGGIORE-CENTER
EARLY MORNING
S05 MISTY, CLOUDLESS AND SUNNY
lap time 1:00
 
Just throwing out a feeler here.

Would anybody be interested in a "run what you brung" series of races. There would be rules such as HP, weight, and PP limits as well as drivetrain restrictions but other than a few things to keep it balanced, it would be open to just about anything (no nitrous) you wanted to bring.
I wouldn’t mind it. I can’t tune worth a crap but it’d be fun regardless as a side series I think
 
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Just throwing out a feeler here.

Would anybody be interested in a "run what you brung" series of races. There would be rules such as HP, weight, and PP limits as well as drivetrain restrictions but other than a few things to keep it balanced, it would be open to just about anything (no nitrous) you wanted to bring.
Sounds fun, I was hoping @IceWarden was going to start up the PP challenge again also.
 
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I’m open to it depending on the day of the week. I would add a tire compound in the rules. Also, it would be nice to have a gentlemen’s agreement to not abuse the power restrictor like we see in daily race A, such as Lambos detuned to 400hp and crazy things like that.

But its a great idea, it makes me miss shuffle racing back in GT5 that was a lot of fun.
 
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Sounds fun, I was hoping @IceWarden was going to start up the PP challenge again also.
If the damn PP values would stay static for awhile I would definitely be down for that. Since tires affect PP I wonder if the snail tire chart reflects the PP AFTER the modified tires?

Running a series based on PP and tire restrictions can get complicated when most of the cars in your garage have non-stock tires on them because you've been running them in snail.

Research and discussion required ;)
 
That's a lot like Gridlife's format, which is a lot like NASA ST category but with a more open ruleset. Being simple about it, they set a power to weight ratio. Once you've come up with your base weight from the amount of power you make, there are then displacement modifiers, drivetrain modifiers(i.e. -1% weight for fwd, +5% for sequential trans, etc) as well as aero modifiers to come up with your competition weight. In order to combat manipulated powerbands, such as a highly restricted engine, there is also a 1% weight penalty for every 1k rpm your car maintains peak horsepower. That last one, combined with a displacement modifier, is about as well as you can do in real life to limit the benefits of a flat curve. Tyres have an inclusion list(200 treadwear this year) and section width is limited by race weight. For example, a 3000lb car can run a 275mm tyre, where a 2500lb car can only run a 225.

Within those rules, there is a lot of leeway, a lot of swapped drivetrains, different layouts, etc. There are restrictions on aero specifications, bodywork limitations, and other rules. It results in a lot of different cars running near the front at times. There's Corvette's running against Civics and S2000s with K24s and LS powered BRZs, etc. The guy paddocked next to me was running an FRS/BRZ/whatever with an LS limited to 220hp. But it made 220hp from off idle onwards. And carried like a 5% weight penalty iirc. You do end up with cars that are better at some tracks than others(a high powered but heavier car will do better at bigger tracks, for example) but you can often get 3-5 different chassis in the top 5.

When thinking of a series in the past, I looked to those rulesets for a lot of ideas. PP is junk.

Interested, timeslot dependent. Also glad to provide any assistance I can.
 
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That's a lot like Gridlife's format, which is a lot like NASA ST category but with a more open ruleset. Being simple about it, they set a power to weight ratio. Once you've come up with your base weight from the amount of power you make, there are then displacement modifiers, drivetrain modifiers(i.e. -1% weight for fwd, +5% for sequential trans, etc) as well as aero modifiers to come up with your competition weight. In order to combat manipulated powerbands, such as a highly restricted engine, there is also a 1% weight penalty for every 1k rpm your car maintains peak horsepower. That last one, combined with a displacement modifier, is about as well as you can do in real life to limit the benefits of a flat curve. Tyres have an inclusion list(200 treadwear this year) and section width is limited by race weight. For example, a 3000lb car can run a 275mm tyre, where a 2500lb car can only run a 225.

Within those rules, there is a lot of leeway, a lot of swapped drivetrains, different layouts, etc. There are restrictions on aero specifications, bodywork limitations, and other rules. It results in a lot of different cars running near the front at times. There's Corvette's running against Civics and S2000s with K24s and LS powered BRZs, etc. The guy paddocked next to me was running an FRS/BRZ/whatever with an LS limited to 220hp. But it made 220hp from off idle onwards. And carried like a 5% weight penalty iirc. You do end up with cars that are better at some tracks than others(a high powered but heavier car will do better at bigger tracks, for example) but you can often get 3-5 different chassis in the top 5.

When thinking of a series in the past, I looked to those rulesets for a lot of ideas. PP is junk.

Interested, timeslot dependent. Also glad to provide any assistance I can.
What I have in mind is more like a series that I ran in GT5 with another group. It was simple, it was fun, and it was pretty equal until the power limiter was added to the game. I found a fix that I'm pretty sure will work with GT7 but it will need to be checked out to be sure. This time around it won't be a series but a set of one off events, some with specific themes and some that are left more open. The goal is to have some fun.
 
Just throwing out a feeler here.

Would anybody be interested in a "run what you brung" series of races. There would be rules such as HP, weight, and PP limits as well as drivetrain restrictions but other than a few things to keep it balanced, it would be open to just about anything (no nitrous) you wanted to bring.
That sounds like fun , Sunday in the lobby that is usually my go to . I really enjoy tuning .
 
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