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. FloydC3

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    Well finally broke the 46 on tokyo lol
     
  2. chatva

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    Gees what did I do? :lol:
     
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  3. TRL_Importlife

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    New time for round 2 gt academy
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    Good for 3rd in the US.
    88th in world.
     
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  4. aliengamer25

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    This doesn't happen to often lol
     

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  5. Rednose58

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    I will be back home tomorrow night and do the UL / DL / Ping testing and see what's going on. I thoroughly enjoy my virtual racing and if I compete, I want it to be fair and square. It is really frustrating to hear that others had to "hold back" because of my lagging problems. I will investigate if I need to upgrade, but I think I am on a 8UL / 2DL connection. It was still snowing last weekend where we live, so maybe the interweb lines were a bit frozen....
     
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  6. zer05ive

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    May 11th, 2014 lineup
    banners by @Troggy


    ROUND ONE
    MINI COOPER S '11
    (???HP / PP 410) (Sports Hard tires)
    at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
    ? laps (? minutes of qualifying)
    photo by ???


    ROUND TWO
    Subaru BRZ GT300 Base Model '12
    (361HP / PP 518) (Racing Hard tires)
    at Grand Valley Speedway
    6 laps (7 minutes of qualifying)
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    photo by @Wolfsatz


    ROUND THREE
    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) '14
    (476HP / PP 533) (Sports Soft tires)
    at Tokyo R246
    ? laps (? minutes of qualifying)

    photo by ???
     
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  7. Michelin

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    Pictures for the combos of May 11th!

    Chevy Corvette @ Tokyo:

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    Mini Cooper @ Brands Hatch:

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    And for viewing pleasure, the battle for 2nd place at Race 2 of the 2000GT combo of last Sunday:

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  8. tevesh2

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    Where can I make a color request?
     
  9. tevesh2

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    I know theres a place, but I forgot where it is. :/
     
  10. joe_diben

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    is that a seasonal event?
     
  11. Rednose58

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  12. aliengamer25

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    Yep
     
  13. zeromisfit999

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    Came out retirement for the academy. Broke the top 8800 in round 2. Chasing joby's ghost. Still could make up some time but not much lol. I don't even under 1:34's
     
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  14. kadrek

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    Created a room if anyone wants to join.
    1472-4710-9995-5397-8141
     
  15. Azure Flare

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    He's always been following me. :mischievous:
     
  16. joe_diben

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    i dont see it in my list of seasonal events, weird...
     
  17. RealDeal

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    I'm a newbie to SNAIL, and online racing for that matter but when looking for the practice room, you showed that room number. (1472-4710-9995-5397-8141), is this the name of the room in the lobby?
     
  18. MajorBlixem

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    No it's not the name displayed as the title, type that number in to go directly to the room
     
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  19. Jakedog23

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    Until you make that fatal mistake.
     
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  20. Severn

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    Raced with Bombonito the other week. He's quick.
     
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  21. goofytyler

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    Until I fly by you guys watching each other. ;)
     
  22. Jakedog23

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    Keep telling yourself that, if it makes you sleep at night. And remember that deal we had @goofytyler. What track?
     
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  23. Troggy

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    Attention photographers: I will be out of town Saturday/Sunday this week, so I will need banner pics to go up as soon as possible. If i'm not able to finish them by tomorrow night, I won't be able to finish this week.

    Thanks guys!
     
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  24. goofytyler

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    we can run on le man track the current years
     
  25. Jakedog23

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    Sounds good.
     
  26. Michelin

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    Some for you @Troggy :

     
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  27. CoachMK21

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    image.jpg Run 1 is complete at Mid-Ohio for the One Lap of America. There are several unique cars in this years event, but none more unique than the Ariel Atom. They are letting us do some parade laps during the break so I'm taking my 350Z out.
     
  28. turnupdaheat

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    Today, the 8th of May, exactly 1 week after the anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing of my ever favourite F1 driver - Gilles Villeneuve.

    He was only around in F1 for less than 4 years and in that time recorded a modest 6 GP wins and 2 pole positions but for the majority of that time he was driving inferior machinery. He was the most spectacular and gifted driver I've ever seen. Of course, it's impossible to directly compare drivers from different eras but many consider Villeneuve to have been the the fastest ever.

    Here's an interesting selection of quotes from people in the know!

    Qualifying in the rain at the 1979 US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, New York

    A friend of mine in America sent me a cassette a while ago. On it is the sound of a lone racing car, unmistakably a Ferrari flat-12, and its clearly audible all the way round the lap. There is a lot of wheelspin - you can hear the revs abruptly scream out of every turn - and then the volume builds until the car swishes by in a welter of spray. He taped it during the first afternoon of practice at Watkins Glen in 1979, when conditions were as bad as I have ever seen at a race circuit. In places the track was flooded, and only eight drivers ventured out. One of those was Scheckter, who was fastest behind team mate Villeneuve. Eleven seconds behind ...The tape is of course Gilles, and it revived memories of a day when we forgot the wintry rain until he came in, the Ferrari breathless and steaming. In the pits the other drivers, aghast, had giggled nervously every time he skittered by at 160 mph. "Why do we bother? He's different from the rest of us," Jacques Laffite said. "On another level ..."
    "I scared myself rigid that day", Jody remembered. "I thought I had to be quickest. Then I saw Gilles's time and - I still don't really understand how it was possible. Eleven seconds !" "Motor racing was a romantic thing for him, you see." Scheckter went on. "We were close friends, doing the same job for the same team, but we had completely opposite attitudes to it. My preoccupation was keeping myself alive, but Gilles had to be the fastest on every lap - even in testing. He was the fastest racing driver the world has ever seen. If he could come back and live his life again, I think he would do exactly the same - and with the same love."

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    1981 French Grand Prix Qualifying at Dijon:

    During practice at Dijon in 1981, Gilles crashed at the Courbe de Pouas, an undulating, flat-in-fourth right hander, with no run-off worth mentioning. During the lunch break I found him dabbing a cut on his jaw: "Bloody catch pole cracked my helmet and broke the visor ..."
    "You overdid it ?" I asked. "Just ran out of road?" "No, no," he grinned. "I ran out of lock! "The car is really bad through there - an adventure every time. Go and have a look this afternoon and you'll see what I mean." I did. I watched the Cosworth- engined Williams and Brabhams droning through on their rails, and waited. At its clipping point, at the top of a rise, the Ferrari was already sideways, its driver winding on opposite lock. As it came past me, plunging downhill now, the tail stayed out of line, further and further, and still Gilles had his foot hard down. As he reached the bottom of the dip, I knew the position was hopeless, for now it was virtually broadside, full lock on, Villeneuve's head pointing up the road, out of the side of the cockpit.
    Somehow, though, the Ferrari did not spin, finally snapping back into line as it grazed the catch fencing, then rocketing away up the hill. For more
    than a hundred yards, I swear it, the car was sideways at 130 mph. "That's genius," said David Hobbs, watching with me. "Are you seriously telling me he's won two Grand Prix in that?"

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    Jacques Laffite quote:

    "I know that no human being can do a miracle. Nobody commands magical properties, but Gilles made you wonder. He was that quick."

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    Frank Williams quote:

    "I was very proud of Alan that day. We had the best car at the time, without a doubt, and the only driver on the track we feared was that little French Canadian ..."

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    Niki Lauda quote:

    "Gilles was the perfect racing driver who knew where to take which advantage where ..." "Villeneuve had the best talent of all of us. Whatever car that you put him in he would have been quick."

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    Jackie Stewart quote:

    "Oh, I think he's superb, and I believe he'll get better and better. At the moment he still makes mistakes, misses the odd apex, gets up on a curb, uses a little too much road on the way out sometimes, but i'm being hypercritical here. His level of natural talent is phenomenal - there's real genius in his car control."

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    Gilles quote:

    "I love motor racing. To me it's a sport, not a technical exercise. My ideal Formula One car would be something like a McLaren M23 with a big normally aspirated engine, 800 hp, 21 inch rear tyres. A lot of people say we
    should have narrower tires, but I don't agree because you need big tyres to slow you down when you spin. And you need a lot of horsepower to unstick big tyres, to make the cars slide. That would be a bloody fantastic spectacle, I can tell you. We would take corners one gear lower than we do now, and get the cars sideways. You know, people still rave about Ronnie Peterson in a Lotus 72, and I understand that. I agree with them.
    That's the kind of entertainment I want to give the crowds. Smoke the tyres ! Yeah ! I [care about the fans], because I used to be one of them ! I believe the crowd is really losing out at the moment, and that's
    bad."

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    Enzo Ferrari Quote:

    " ...and when they presented me with this tiny Canadian, this miniscule bundle of nerves, I instantly recognized in him the physique of the great Nuvolari and I said to myself, `let's give him a try."

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    Rene Arnoux Quote:

    "It was terrible when Gilles died. I cried that day and the next one, too, even though I had to race ...and I remember the feeling that we were all starting equal, from now on. Villeneuve was gone. We all knew he had a
    talent beyond our reach."

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    Alain Prost Quote:

    " ...with me and my competitors it's battle for pole position as that's important but with Gilles you will see a battle for everything ...[including] 10th place ..."
    "He made the fastest start of anybody here. I thought he must know a trick ...all season he had quicker starts, no one could compare"

    "Gilles was the last great driver. The rest of us are just a bunch of good professionals."

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    Juan Manuel Fangio Quote:

    "He will remain as a member of the family of the truly great drivers in auto racing history. Mr Enzo Ferrari, who is an authority on these matters, has compared Villeneuve to Tazio Nuvolari. Nuvolari in my younger days was the great idol. All drivers wanted to equal the great Nuvolari. They struggled to match but could only imitate him. To be compared to Nuvolari is to receive the highest praise. Villeneuve did not race to finish, he did not race for points. He raced to win. Although small in stature he was a giant."

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    Keke Rosberg Quote:

    "To Gilles, racing truly was a sport, which is why he would never chop you. Something like that he'd look on with contempt. You didn't have to be a good driver to do that, let alone a great one. Anyone could do that.
    Gilles was the hardest ******* I ever raced against, but completely fair. If you'd beaten him to a corner, he accepted it and gave you room. Then he'd be right back at you at the next one! Sure, he took unbelievable risks - but only with himself - and that's why I get ****ed off now when people compare Senna with him. Gilles was a giant of a driver, yes, but he was also a great man."

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    Gilles Quote:
    On Snowmobiling

    "Every winter you would reckon on three or four big spills - and I'm talking bout being thrown onto the ice at 100 mph. Those things used to slide a lot, which taught me a great deal about control. And the visibility was terrible! Unless you were leading, you could see nothing, with all the snow blowing about. Good for the reactions - and it stopped me having any worries about racing in the rain !"



    Salut Gilles!
     
  29. IceWarden

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    Now that's a long post I'll read everytime!

    That's how you do it :)

    I watched a onboard video many years ago of those laps at the USGP in the rain in practice. The sounds and car control are amazing. Hard to appreciate until you watch it.
     
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  30. FelipeVilas23

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    I'm brazillian and had the pleasure to see Senna racing in Interlagos when I was a kid.

    I think Senna was the best at his time, but is hard to say he was the best that ever was.

    Every now and then I see something about Gilles and how amazing he was in a racetrack too

    I wish that was more to see and read from Gilles.