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. DesertPenguin09

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    It has a base model version but I'm pretty sure he's talking about the road car.
     
  2. Grandpa Money

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    Love the car.. Would have been my choice if i had ever won.. And as far as I could tell its never been raced in SNAIL
     
  3. FloptaStr8

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    Very nice improvement!!! Let's cut in half the number of IRs so the stewards can have even a bigger break! As much as it takes to organize and run this league, they don't need the added responsibility of the time consuming job of being judge & jury for things we can police ourselves.
    To Team SNAIL, thank you for all of the hard work you do. The documentation and data collecting us simply amazing. And you all don't get paid a dime!
    The least we can do as divers, that put all of 2-4 hours a week in some practice and showing up to race, is ease your burden of judging unnecessary penalties. To you all, THANK YOU.

    EDIT: Understand, I know we all make mistakes: I'm just saying, overall, most penalties are unnecessary.
     
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  4. cmbeal317

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    The GT300 car is nice, but the road car is incredible. It's sorta like an Elise, with a little more power and torque. From all the information I found, they were going to be made in England; but they never made it to production. There may be some in Japan however.

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  5. FloptaStr8

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    Looks like a 7 lap race. Alone, I ran 6 Laps in 10:14 & 7 Laps in 11:57. I'm in D4 so am thinking it will be 7 Laps.... I hope so anyway. If so, is that 4 Q Laps? If it is then Q would be 8 minutes.
     
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  6. DesertPenguin09

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    Random question to the management: Was a static qualifying time ever considered? Like 10 minutes no matter what?

    Other random question: With tracks that have time change, can we run different times from R1 to R2? Nurburgring GP/D can go a full 24 hour cycle. We can have a morning and afternoon race or a day race and a sunset>night race. Pictures be glorious y'all.
     
  7. Wolfsatz

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    I actually do this when I do practice sessions to get different angles of lighting. Yes that makes for Pretty PIX!
     
  8. DesertPenguin09

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    There are some good bits that have you facing the sun head on and with the clouds and everything it looks so good.
     
  9. JLBowler

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    Qualifying used to be 10 minutes. It was determined that on most tracks you could get 2, 3, or 4 laps of qualifying done in less than 10 minutes. The decision was made to assign qualifying laps based on number of race laps and use the extra time gained from qualifying and use it to bring race time up to just under 12 minutes. This means more time racing and less time qualifying. Remember, our goal is to be done in as close to 2 hours as possible. My idea of one lap qualifying and even longer races was not well received.

    We do not do time or weather change because the conditions need to be identical across all divisions and making changes like that would lead to settings being incorrect and different divisions racing under different conditions. This would make any timing data that is recorded useless and we don't want that.
     
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  10. euclid58

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    Prize B selection:
    Freeze Autumn Ring.
     
  11. FloptaStr8

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    :tup: A relief the toy is gone. Lol. I don't know why I dislike that car so much :boggled:.
     
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  12. DesertPenguin09

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    Because not every division will start at the exact same time, so they will have the shadows in slightly different locations? That's fair enough. But what about a night race then. No matter what there are no shadows. Do you think we can pull that off and stay clean?
     
  13. Dragonwhisky

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    I could stake a stab at why you don't like it. It might be for the same reason I'm not overly fond of it. Having to keep a car between 9K-11K RPMs is just annoying. Might as well ride a motorcyle or use a 2 stroke motor, as narrow and high as that power band is. I did enjoy thrashing the thing around Autumn Ring however. Just so long as I didn't forget to down shift to keep the revs up.
     
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  14. Falango

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    I doubt it. We could try with a special event night race, or just a one time thing inviting drivers to give it a try
     
  15. FloptaStr8

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    Good point. And you nailed it. Annoying

    Edit: As far as I know, racing was meant to run during daylight hours unless it's a 24 race or the one or two times NASCAR runs in prime time. In my personal opinion, that night thing sounds like a SNAIL special event like the DTC, Miata Series, & the Endurance series. I think the SPEC series should be left alone.
    I'm sure a Night Series could be tested as far as interest level then organized and run. Good idea.
     
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    We also have some older folk that find it hard to see where they are going at night. Cataracts and all...
     
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    Now now Rally, yer gonna be one of us older folk someday. ;) :p
     
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  18. DesertPenguin09

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    All fair reasons. Glad to have an open discussion about it.
     
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    Disrespectful young pup.....:p
     
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    The bifocals are arriving this week (really) :nervous:.
     
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    Crochety old man! I'm not on your lawn!
    Handle, does that mean you will do some touge runs?
    BTW DW, once I hit 35, I will become ageless....no matter how old this body gets, I'll always be an immature young whipper snapper at heart.
     
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    Monday Night Pack Racing

    A very public thank you to all the drivers who participated in weekly testing races for the Miata series in its various guises.

    First to the core guys: Co-Director GTP_Vertigo, Host Joe_Diben, and chief tester RobbiefromBC

    Second: a special shout out to CoachMk21 for saying the magic words..".have you considered using boost".

    And to the guys and girls who showed up on Monday nights to test our latest attempts to create a close fun racing series.

    Aerolite, BayouSimDrifter, DCschwinn, Euclid, FloptaStr8, goofytaylor, Gravitron, GTP_Nobby, GTP_Patrick1, KAdrek, noseknows36, PlatinumRolex, RacingChamp30,Tex36, vsfit, Hydromatos, lobbanmike, xrad...if I missed anyone let me know and I'll add you ;)

    New series thread

    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/◆-s-n-a-i-l-pack-racing-boost-racing-where-the-excitement-never-ends.317740/
     
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    Already am....
     
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  24. LLOYDZELITE69

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    @Oshawa-Joe talk to IMMORTAL to setup that 1v1 :) whenever you get the chance.
     
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  25. Wolfsatz

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    Because you are not fast in it? I never liked S2Ks much; but for some reason this one clicked with me. Won't miss it though.
     
  26. Rednose58

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    Autumn Ring is a challenging track and although the S2K was a good choice for the track, it didn't help you to experience what this little car can do on a faster, sweeping track. Do yourself a favour and take that S2K out on Sierra and gun it....

    That being said, I hope the prize winner choose another good-handling, light weight, rear wheel drive car for the Ring.
     
  27. DesertPenguin09

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    Or light weight 4WD car, like the Lancia Delta HF Integrale, the premium one.
     
  28. IceWarden

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    Those big analog gauges getting hard to read?
     
  29. Inconspicuous

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    The good cars always get voted off because people hate them...

    :lol:
     
  30. jobyone

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    Or they just get tired/bored of them