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Discussion in 'SNAIL Racing League' started by zer05ive, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. fizzer

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    I think you missed the end of one of my posts :) I'll copy it here:

    My comments defending contact were aimed at D1 driving in general, you were the recipient of some chrome horn action that was not kosher in my eyes.
     
  2. RobbiefromBC

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    @Neovre... I've seen what you crazy spec miata guys do out on the track! Couldn't get away with that stuff in a Vee! (Well, you could If you tried hard enough!)
     
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    Awesome idea! Speaking of Nick, @kcheeb thought it would be cool if we were to sponsor Nick for his upcoming season.. So for the past few months, we've been working with GTA Global and Nick to become a sponsor! Of course, advertising in motorsports isn't cheap.. So we've put together a sponsorship program and gift packages for whoever would like to help! Details coming soon..
     
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  5. JLBowler

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    No, there won't be any changes in that respect. You are safe to practice the Mazda at Tsukuba all you want.

    This is correct. I ran my laps and pulled to the side of the track to wait out the timer and I was DC'd due to in part to my daughter streaming WrestleMania and my wife downloading more crap she doesn't need. I would have had the pole by .2 seconds had I stayed connected for another three seconds.
     
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  6. Troggy

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    You missed the opportunity to watch Wrestlemania with your daughter?

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  7. Dragonwhisky

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    You might say that. I won't. ;) :tup:

    There have been to many times where you've either wandered off in the sunset or chased me down if I did start ahead of you for me to agree with being "fairly even".
     
  8. JLBowler

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    Racing comes before WrestleMania on my list of priorities.
     
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  9. quattpequatt

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    I agree with this person, being a first time in d2 as he is first time in d1. Being a first timer, after reading th olr and reading the forums the concensus is race clean. Tsukuba race one in d2 Sunday, I went in with the mindset of respect and comradery, my main focus was not to be first place it was to avoid contact. I was in a position to defend my place with gtp Parker, but I evaluated the chances of pulling it off and causing contact. Contact slows me and you down. I finished 7th or something overall in points with 2 podium finishes, I gotta say that's not bad for a first timer.

    All in all I hope that the orl is respected to the T across board, specially in d1, they should be considered the formula one of snail racing. And the fia is far from lenient on contact. Be fast but have respect, who knows maybe today you concede a position to an adversary to avoid an incident and in the future maybe he will remember your actions and concede one back given the same situation.
     
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  10. Dragonwhisky

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    This. Unequivocally this. Give your opponents room to drive and most of them will reciprocate when/if the shoe is on the other foot.

    I can't count how many times I've given room on the inside and still maintained whatever advantage I had going in, coming out. This just happened with dabney and I in that race I mentioned earlier. I gave him the inside line at the entrance to the hairpin and he gave me room on the outside on the exit. I came out ahead by the next turn.
     
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  11. chuyler1

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    I'm actually not really talking about the incidents I filed, more about the ones I didn't file because they weren't egregious enough to affect the outcome of the race at that particular moment. I just felt like I couldn't late or even mid apex the entire night without someone running up to my rear quarter panel. But anyway...I think we've talked it to death. I want to look forward, not back. We'll see how next week goes. I do know that one of the drivers I was involved with appologized profusely after the fact, which goes a long way...if I see him behind me for more than a few laps he will likely get a free pass.
     
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  12. Mirado_7

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    Haha, I had no idea who he was the other night in a practice room, and almost insta booted him on name alone. Glad I gave him time to show he was in fact not a Hugh Jayness.:lol:
     
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  13. Neovre

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    I am of course talking about the slightest of touches that may put you off an inch or 2, but repeated bumps over and over again will not be tolerated, that is plain blatant. Just to clarify myself.
     
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  14. IceWarden

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    The problem is that when you get banged around by several drivers you think two things...do I file on everyone OR is this just how it is in Fight Club (D1)?

    So largely things go unreported because we don't want to rock the proverbial boat and we don't want to be THAT guy who filed on everyone...then you are the A-Hole new guy.

    So damned if you do, damned if you don't.
     
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    Well the discussion has been opened. I filed the incidents I thought absolutely needed to be reported. I tucked away the others in hopes that they were flukes...but if they happen again there will be a comment in the report about how this is on-going and not an isolated incident.
     
  16. Sharkb8ii

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    Division 8 Data Summary
    April 6, 2014


    @wvhellbilly and @dcallnight battling for first at "The Hill"

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    Top 5 Scores
    @dcallnight - 87 point
    @SCCARACER36 - 85 points
    @wvhellbilly - 84 points
    @Sharkb8ii - 81 points
    @Rolly21581 - 79 pints



    Pole Lap Honors:
    Round 1 : @wvhellbilly 1:36.304
    Round 2 : @dcallnight 59.409
    Round 3 : @SCCARACER36 1:32.333

    Race Winners:
    Round 1 Race 1 : @dcallnight
    Round 1 Race 2 : @SCCARACER36
    Round 2 Race 1 : @dcallnight
    Round 2 Race 2 : @dcallnight
    Round 3 Race 1 : @dcallnight
    Round 3 Race 2 : @Sharkb8ii

    Fast Lap honors:
    Round 1 Race 1 : @dcallnight 1:36.308
    Round 1 Race 2 : @dcallnight 1:37.794

    Round 2 Race 1 : @dcallnight 59.497
    Round 2 Race 2 : Unavailable

    Round 3 Race 1 : @wvhellbilly 1:31.788
    Round 3 Race 2 : @Sharkb8ii 1:31.663


    Congratulations go to @dcallnight and @SCCARACER36 who picked up their first S.N.A.I.L. wins. Not only did @dcallnight pick up his first win, but notched 4 top podium spots for the night.

    The best driving of the night has to go to @Rolly21581 who held off intense pressure first from @Sharkb8ii then from @wvhellbilly for close to 9 full laps to secure 2nd place.

    Overall, it was a great night in Division 8 with some epic battles throughout the night, along with some of the cleanest racing I've seen to date since joining S.N.A.I.L. Hats off to all my D8 mates!!


    Data has been uploaded, now where's my $shells???
     
  17. Oshawa-Joe

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    I have reviewed many D1 replays in the past, as a former D1 Division Steward, and I have to say they drive on the very edge or limit. It's 101% at all times. That's what makes them aliens.

    Is it dirty? Rarely, but we do have a variety of guys that visit the Division from time to time so they may bring some bad habits from where the raced. JoeW was 100% correct that it's a very hot kitchen in D1 due to all the reasons he mentioned. Have you guys even read the names of the guys that show up on occasion? It doesn't get more elite or alien than that list. If it's too hot...

    Do guys make mistakes going 101%? Sure. Especially the 1.5 guys that are trying to keep up.

    Are we S.N.A.I.L., having a highly sophisticated complaint reporting, review and penalty system to keep things in check? Always. Use it.


    Guys aren't afraid to use the report system in every other division.
     
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  18. EvilTeddyBear

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    I want to join snail. PSN- EvilTeddyBear426
     
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  19. GGGMotorsport

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    Requesting to join. Looking forward to some good racing. Thanks for your consideration - PSN - grimgrnninghost
     
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  20. rmd2k1

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    Sending a request to join. Psn is rmd2k1. Got a request sent to me via message on ps3.

    I'm ready for some good competitive clean racing.
     
  21. IceWarden

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    This...but guys in D1 rarely use it because they don't want to be the guy that complained against a GT Academy hopeful/finalist. There's a lot of underlying damnation that goes with filing a complaint against a GT Academy driver.

    All the other divisions are easy to file...no egos to bruise or GT Academy reputations to trod upon.
     
  22. Neovre

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    SAY WHAT?!!!?!?!!?!
     
  23. CoachMK21

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    Seriously? Three new people join up within 4 minutes of each other?

    Pick'em up!

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  24. shmibal_GT

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    Wow. 3 straight requests to join the league. Impressive :dopey:
     
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  25. aliengamer25

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    Wooo hooo bring it on :mad:
     
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  26. rmd2k1

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    I got a message about joining on psn. Figured why not ya know. Obviously I've raced against someone in this group that thinks i can cut the mustard so to speak to be able to get a request to join.
     
  27. JLBowler

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    zer05ive must be actively recruiting again.
     
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  28. IceWarden

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    Unless it's Luv2Coach spamming his contact list...

    Just kidding ;)
     
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  29. chuyler1

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    Since I haven't been following GT Academy, I'm not looking in my rearview mirror and getting star struck...but I do pay attention to qualifying lap times and I know the drivers I have a chance at competing with and those I don't. It's clear we've got D1 and D1.5 on the same track. My lap times put me on the low end of D1.5 but I think over the course of a season my consistency will put me mid pack.
     
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  30. GGGMotorsport

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    I have raced with a few of the guys and Parker suggested I join. Finally getting around to it. In short, I just want to race.

    Edit - Just to level set, I'm not nearly as fast as Parker but I do race with respect