Open ◆ SNAIL [Spec] Racing - Presented by ButtKicker: Feel What You've Been Missing

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

  1. dabneyd

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    My complaint is that chassis reinforcement was definitely tuning throughout the life of GT5. It's another arbitrary, unexplainable choice made by PD.
     
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  2. CoachMK21

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    It would have been nice if we had a little more participation in this event, but we'll start with this and see if we can do better next time around.

    The entry period is closed. Thank you to those that participated. Below are the prize eligible entrants:


    1. @martin20az ------- 1:45.802
    2. @hooker4 ---------- 1:47.304
    3. @aliengamer25 ----- 1:47.386
    4. @Neovre ----------- 1:48.190
    5. @KTR5 ------------- 1:48.632
    6. @rmd2k1 ----------- 1:48.899
    7. @Mirado_7 --------- 1:49.848
    8. @goofytyler ------- 1:50.513
     
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  3. ParkerMO125

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    Good job martian, oops, i mean martin.
     
  4. goofytyler

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    hey I know the entries are now closed but I was wondering if I could still able to put mine up I was running with Mirado last night for this and I forgot to post what my time was I have the time but I'm not sure if it will be fine with you @KTR5

    1:50.513

    Edit: sorry for the inconvenience KTR5
     
  5. dabneyd

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    I guess it's ok now to point out that the GT-R GT3's were running 1:50-1:51's last year at Monza. I can't imagine they'll pick up 5 seconds in lap time.
     
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  6. CoachMK21

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    Since the practice sessions haven't started yet I added you in. You'll probably win now.....


    I guess this just proves we're faster than all those GT3 drivers. They should sign us up. :)
     
  7. Wolfsatz

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    very Biased game with all Japanese cars. Audi's always get killed against GT-Rs .. but not in real racing circuits.
     
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  8. goofytyler

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    lol. thanks for putting me in, last night when I was running the car I realized that last year or 2 years ago top gear did a segment on the gran turismo game saying that the game is faster than the actual cars by at least 5 seconds depending on skill and he ran an NSX on the game at Laguna Seca and the the same thing for real with same setup and everything and he ran 4 seconds slower than he did on the game. So what I was doing to make myself run like I was actually in the car was to have the camera set on cockpit and run the course that way but its going to be fun seeing how their practice times are for today.
     
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  9. BayouSimDrifter

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    Some took what @SCCARACER36 as kinda disrespectful but truthfully it is very appropriate. As of late Ive heard a lot of stories about how brutal thursday practices are, maybe if some would practice their racecraft in practice instead of trying to get the fastest lap times we will all benefit. i may not be the fastest out there but i try my hardest to make clean passes (this maybe the reason why i havent gotten any faster yet). If we are promoting proper racecraft our practices need to start showing it.
     
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  10. Rallywagon

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    Some of the combos that are being run lately makes me sad not to race Sunday nights. OK, not being able to race Sundays just makes me sad period.
    That said, who's got some time tonight for drifting and maybe some Nurb races? Got the ps3 working again. And as great as iRacing is, it's a real racing sim, not the best for drifting and shenanigans.

    Publicly calling someone out is kinda disrespectful, can cause an unnecessary stir in this thread, and is against the S-OLR. Regardless of how dirty Thursdays can get, there is a process to follow to handle these kinds of events. It's called incident reporting. If you want to clean up the league, that's the process you use. Publicly baking someone takes the power from the stewards, and only incites negative reactions on the thread. Not so good for business. I will concede that there is an issue that needs to be addressed with the Thursday practice, but I think it is also important to remember it is practice. If there is a place to practice late braking, or changing lines and braking points, Thursdays are the place, but I think some people may make an excuse out of that to drive overly aggressive. Got a suggestion that doesn't require more work for the stewards?
     
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  11. BayouSimDrifter

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    i host Drifting Cafes daily. Look for a RSM, MCR, DKAE or Nemisis lobby for a good time
     
  12. gmraces

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    Bill, I will be out there on saturday, I will text you or look for you!
     
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  13. Wolfsatz

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    Lots of good racing action this weekend:
    • IMSA Tudor United Championship is at Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach - Saturday at 6pm EST on Fox Sports 1
    • IndyCar Series also at Long Beach - Sunday 4:40pm EST on NBC SN
    • NASCAR Sprint Cup At Darlington - Sunday 6:30pm EST on Fox[​IMG]
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  14. Neovre

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    Damn first time in 3 years I am not making a trip down and someone I know is setting up as a vendor there?!

    As far as I am concerned, the top few cars did 1:48 flat last year and the gtr gt3 was one of them, 2 years ago they were a few tenths slower, with a Ferrari on pole with a 1:47.9, t all comes down to balance of performance this year given that Nick or whoever will be qualifying is as quick as last year.
    If it rains all bets are off, a rain time would be 1:55 or higher I would say.
     
  15. CoachMK21

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    Having been in the league for just over 3 months, I know for the first month when I was really bad, I was all over the place, hitting everything in sight; cars, walls, tires, etc. Since then, I think I've done a really good job of focusing on being clean and safe. However, last night was a different story. Having zero time in both the new combos this week, I opted for the YELLOW room hoping for some additional instruction. Turns out, it was more an overflow of D2-4 drivers, but I stuck it out. I know I was driving at least a little over my head trying to keep up and as such, was off on my braking points compared to the others. A sincere apology to @chatva for the permanent impression my grill left in his rear end. I certainly will focus on this more in the future. As for the final combo of the night, WOW. That will take some work to keep it straight on my part.

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  16. Rallywagon

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    That delta wing looks both awesome, and out of place in that line up!
     
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  17. ParkerMO125

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    There is nothing appropriate about making a should be PM, public.
     
  18. quattpequatt

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    The problem is that in practices, you bunch up 4 different divisions, 4 different skill levels, and I know for a fact that racing with d1 people is craziness, hugebumhole in one quick son of a gun, so your left with many people trying to either keep up or get out of the way, which in return increases the chances of contact exponentially!
     
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  19. Col_Mustard

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    Can someone clarify this for me, as a new member I was under the impression you weren't allowed to touch the car with the exception of an oil change and proper tires?
     
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  20. Wolfsatz

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    I like to remind you that there is a fix for that. I agree with you, sometimes practices get totally out of control thus the idea of implementing the Yellow Room in which the main focus is to improve race craft instead of speed. We also implement a mandatory Yellow to bring the pack together at least once per race. The last couple of Thursdays we got a grid of 12 racers, so it has been well received. It is also a little more fun and relaxed. Try it out next week!

    Another solution to this is to divide the rooms as such:
    • Blue D1-D3
    • Yellow D4-6
    • Red D7-8
    However, racers usually end up racing in the rooms they want to race and sometimes there is lack of hosts willing to direct and coordinate the practice rooms.

    I agree that everyone should observe good SOLR at all times, but at then end at least on Thursdays it seems like wishful thinking.
     
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  21. ParkerMO125

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    What is allowed is what the game allows, because we cant stop it. Body rigidty and brake bias
     
  22. BayouSimDrifter

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    i would suggest that the folks that receive incidents almost weekly or who are showing a trend of incidents be required to go to the yellow room.
     
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  23. Neovre

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    Team RJN Nissan GTR GT3 did a fastest lap of 1:51.744 at the end of today's test session at Monza. Putting them 14th fastest at the moment. Best time of the day was by TDS Racing BMW Z4 GT3 of a 1:49.761.

    This is somewhat an orientation for new drivers and not all competitors are present until tomorrow's free practice. I can't wait for it to come!
     
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  24. Wolfsatz

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    That is a good idea but would need to be vetted by the SNAIL leadership and the Steward Corp.
     
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  25. Wardenclyffe

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    I am confused; are you supposed to practice the cleanest possible race in the Yellow Room or how to pack race with the expectation that there will be bumps, divebombs, and the like (since it's practice)?

    I only ask because my experience in last night's Yellow Room wasn't pleasant but the last few posts seem to indicate that the Yellow Room is where one goes for the cleanest possible race.
     
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  26. Mark II

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    You can put me down for bronze! When/how do I pay you?
     
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  27. turnupdaheat

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    Fixed that for you! :D
     
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  28. Wolfsatz

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    A few bumps and door banging will always be expected when racing in close quarters and especially in tight tracks like Tsukuba. Dive Bombing does not fall in the same category.

    The very minimum that is expected is to observe good OLR and that if you knock someone off track, off shape, etc, that at least you wait for them. Making hard contact and driving away is totally unacceptable.

    if you want to report any issues with the yellow room PM me please. I don't want to replicate the same problems found in the other practice rooms.


    I was browsing the F1 site looking for literature on on-track behavior and it is implied many times but nothing detailed. Same for Indycar. Anyone has any official references similar to OLR?
    NVM. I found it here. F1 Rulebook.

    Kudos to our SOLR :bowdown: Compared to what is on the official rulebook of F1, ours is a whole bible:

    "20) DRIVING
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    The driver must drive the car alone and unaided.
    20.2 Drivers must use the track at all times. For the avoidance of doubt the white lines defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track but the kerbs are not.
    A driver will be judged to have left the track if no part of the car remains in contact with the track.
    Should a car leave the track the driver may re-join, however, this may only be done when it is safe to do so and without gaining any lasting advantage. At the absolute discretion of the race director a driver may be given the opportunity to give back the whole of any advantage he gained by leaving the track.
    20.3 More than one change of direction to defend a position is not permitted. Any driver moving back towards the racing line, having earlier defended his position off-line, should leave at least one car width between his own car and the edge of the track on the approach to the corner.
    20.4 Any driver defending his position on a straight, and before any braking area, may use the full width of the track during his first move, provided no significant portion of the car attempting to pass is alongside his. Whilst defending in this way the driver may not leave the track without justifiable reason.
    For the avoidance of doubt, if any part of the front wing of the car attempting to pass is alongside the rear wheel of the car in front this will be deemed to be a 'significant portion'.
    20.5 Manoeuvres liable to hinder other drivers, such as deliberate crowding of a car beyond the edge of the track or any other abnormal change of direction, are not permitted.
    20.6 As soon as a car is caught by another car which is about to lap it during the race the driver must allow the faster driver past at the first available opportunity. If the driver who has been caught does not allow the faster driver past, waved blue flags will be shown to indicate that he must allow the following driver to overtake."
     
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  29. Troggy

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    I will take a silver sponsorship.
     
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  30. Rockhound18

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    More on that monza parking spot tonight. I promise you won't want to miss it.

    Stay tuned...:D