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

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  1. JLBowler

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    I choose to pass the freeze.

    @NASCARNATE91 , you're up to use it.
     
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  2. Nick Cannella

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    Data for Division 3 has been entered and completed (10/20/19).
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  3. NASCARNATE91

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  4. Noob01_lmdead

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    when the winter time will be implemented? las time I lost half of combos becuase in Mexico this happens in a different day... can somebody advise?
     
  5. Neutty

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    @Rednose58 i have been looking at the list of tracks not used yet in GTSport.. on my phone it’s a little difficult to view it. But from what I can see, we’ve used every track GTSport has to offer, correct?

    edit: Never-mind, I was looking at the wrong sheet
     
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  6. JLBowler

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    Google is your friend. The time will move back one hour in the early morning of November 3.
     
  7. Rednose58

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    Which means racing will start one hour later for you on Nov 3.
     
  8. Noob01_lmdead

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    Oh, thanks, i will have an extra hour to warm up...
    Regarding the Google, you are right, I did not think about it, probably Im to old to use that tech...LOL
     
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  9. Rob Brown

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    Sardegna - Road Track - A II
    I’ve been harboring this track if I ever win prizes. (Haiti might freeze over sooner)
    I recommend to use a slippery car. MR and RR are good for that.
    :gtpflag:
     
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  10. Neutty

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    That’s on my list to try. I actually printed off the spreadsheet and highlighted all the cars and tracks not used so I have something to go off of now.
     
  11. Xradkins

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    I have read the first post and would like to join. I heard about this from a friend a long, long, long time ago.
     
  12. Neutty

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    @Xradkins

    Here's your official SNAIL Welcome Post!
    Thanks for your interest!
    Here's what you need to know (and do) in order to join SNAIL Racing League:

    We run a clean league by enforcing a strict penalty system based on the SNAIL OLR (which is a modified version of the GTP OLR). We also expect all of our drivers to know and follow The Good Racecraft Guide. Please become versed in both if you aren't already. Once that is complete, please follow the steps below to complete your entry into the league:

    1. You start a conversation and add CoachMK21, JLBowler, nmcp1, zer05ive, Rednose58, MajorBlixem & SAMHAIN85 as participants.

    The conversation title should be "Request To Join".

    2. SNAIL Administrators will respond with specific instructions on what you need to accomplish to join the SNAIL [Spec] Racing.

    3. Place the following links (URLs) in the favorites (or bookmarks) in your web browser for quick reference. Please make every effort to read and understand the following links. Over the years a great deal of time and effort has gone into creating this league and we would like nothing more than to have you but we ask that you take the time and effort to do your homework. 99.9% of any question you may have about SNAIL can be found in the posts below.
    4. You drive fast and clean on Sunday :tup:

    Again, the original post has everything you need to know about what to expect on Sunday night and what you will need to have completed in order to be competitive. If you have any questions, please feel free to post your question on the thread.

    During the week we run a number of different events, we encourage all SNAILs to join as many as possible.
    Welcome to SNAIL :cheers:
     
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  13. Rednose58

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  14. o8_jedi

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    It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from this series once again. The time required for me to properly dedicate to this series as well as a personal feeling of inadequacy in terms of my abilities has put a strain on my personal life and I'm unable to reconcile it. Perhaps one day I could return, but I don't know when.
     
  15. Neutty

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    Hey man. Take care of yourself!! Personal health is the upmost importance!! Hope to see you return.
     
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  16. socalnatv

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    It’s about time !

    Welcome back X-Man !


    :cheers:
     
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    Take care Jedi. I hope you get everything figured out. We will miss you and remember snail isn't about being the best, it's about having fun with friends (at least for me). While that happens we all improve, make mistakes, and improve again.
     
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  18. JLBowler

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    I will have a track chosen tomorrow evening. I have something in mind but it's going to require a little testing before I can finalize it.
     
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    Need a hand testing anything?
     
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    Take care of yourself first. This stuff will be here. Hope to see you again.
     
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    Best wishes! Look forward to seeing you on track in the future.
     
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  22. Neutty

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    Prize A announcement...

    Two, not seen in GTSport yet!!

    Sardegna - Road Track - A II
    Evening 17:00 Fine Weather

    Gr.X Honda Sports VGT
    Sport Soft Tires
    403 HP 1982 LBS MR

    My BEST guess for Mid Division lap time is 1:48.000

    Fair warning, turn one.......... ill just leave it at that!

    @JLBowler @Rednose58
     
  23. JLBowler

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    Prize B will be Fuji International Speedway 18:15 Sunset. I ran 1:32 with a controller. It will probably be close to +/- 1:30 for a mid division lap time. That can be determined after Thursday night practice.

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  24. NASCARNATE91

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    You say that like one of the last combos had been seen before. Eh hmmm. Nissan and blue moon B had never been seen in SNAIL before.
     
  25. Rednose58

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    Can you remember the weather conditions? Clear, Fine Weather, Cloudy?
     
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  26. JLBowler

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    There was no weather condition that I remember. It just said sunset.
     
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  27. Rednose58

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    Sunday, October 27, 2019 Lineup

    October 2019 Season - League Night #4

    1. HONDA SPORTS VISION GRAN TURISMO on SS Tires @ Sardegna - Road Track - A II - 17:00 Fine Weather - (6 Laps)
    2. CHEVROLET CAMARO ZL1 1LE PACKAGE 2018 on RH Tires @ Dragon Trail - Gardens - 10:00 Fine Weather - (7 Laps)
    3. NISSAN R92CP 1992 on RM Tires @ Fuji International Speedway - 18:15 Clear - (8 Laps)

    Combo Details
     
  28. Rednose58

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    We will run/repeat a few more tests tonight during practice to evaluate some suggestions/ideas that came forward, These are not scheduled for implementation yet. Unless it improves the experience, or make it easier to run the race night, we won't implement. Feedback is encouraged.

    The one thing we want to potentially implement in November is the utilization of the qualification system in GTSport. Unfortunately there is not a "race alone" option like we had in GT6, so we are testing a hybrid of the current snail qually procedure with the GTSport procedure. What we are looking for is to cut out rogue players from entering and potentially interfering with qually. Also, the start screen will provide all qually lap times that will also be available for viewing on replays (last one to be confirmed). If someone dc during qually, it will provide a proper record for where everybody finished in qually so that the race can be stopped and the grid manually set if the dc'd driver comes back in time. So, there are potentially a lot of benefits if we can make it work without adding wasted time to race night or cause someone to miss out on qualifying.

    Qually principle: 5 second gap between racers, out lap, one hot lap, stop.

    Here is what we going to test for tonight:
    • For Round 1 and Round 2: (Honda and Camaro)
      • Set the lobbies to Practice / Qualify / Race and fastest first for Race 1 and Reverse Grid for Race 2
      • Qualify 5 minutes
      • The rundown time after qually will be set to the minimum (30 sec)
      • Rundown time after the race to be set at 30 seconds (instead of 90 seconds) ** See explanation way below
    • Procedure for Race 1 with the Honda (Round 1)
    • Host makes sure everybody is ready and can see each other
    • Start qualifying
    • Everybody leaves the pits at the same time and line up after turn 1 with host at the back
    • Host types "Start 5 sec intervals"
    • Start Qually with 5 sec intervals, complete the out lap and ONE hot lap and stop
    • Host make a notes:
      • time left in qually when the "green light" was given
      • the time left in qually when last person (the host) crosses the line to start his hot lap
      • the rundown time after qually clock runs out
      • total time it took from starting qually to the time the race started. (maybe make a note of the actual time you started qually and the actual time the race started).
      • did everyone complete a hot lap (ignore the ones that could not complete the lap due to a spin or another error)

    • (This procedure will most likely apply when we need to split the qually into more than one group on short tracks)
    • Procedure for Race 1 with the Camaro (Round 2)
    • Host makes sure everybody is ready and can see each other
    • Start qualifying
    • Everybody leaves the pits at the same time.
    • The driver coming out of the pits first immediately go full speed and start his out lap.
    • Driver in 2nd place speeds up as soon as he has a reasonable gap (±5 sec) between him and driver 1. Same with driver 3 to 2, etc. All drivers to manage and maintain the gap ahead of them during the out lap. (This will minimize the time for the last driver (the host) to start his out lap.) Note: No drafting allowed
    • Everyone completes the out lap and ONE hot lap and then stop.
    • Host make notes:
      • the time left in qually when last person (the host) crosses the line to start his hot lap
      • the rundown time after qually clock runs out
      • total time it took from starting qually to the time the race started (maybe make a note of the actual time you started qually and the actual time the race started).
    • Procedure for Race 1 with the Nissan (Round 3)
      • Set the lobby to Practice / Race and fastest first for race one and reverse grid for Race 2. (We will follow Current Snail Qually procedure)
      • Rundown time after the race to be set at 30 seconds (instead of 90 seconds) ** See explanation way below
      • Host makes sure everybody is ready and can see each other
      • Host call everyone to line up after turn 1 (make a note of the time of day)
      • When everyone is lined up, host types "Start 5 sec intervals" (make a note of the time of day)
      • Everyone completes the out lap and one hot lap
      • Host starts the race (make a note of the time of day)
      • Host to report total time it took from starting qually to the time the race started.
    • Changing the clock rundown after the race from 90 sec to 30 sec
      • The purpose for testing this is to see if we can save 6 minutes of idle time and convert that into race time by making races a bit longer. Currently we have a target not to exceed 12 minutes. We could then consider to make the target not to exceed 13 minutes.
      • We looked at some data and there is a very low percentage of racers finishing more than 30 seconds behind the leader, and the ones that do, are most likely to be racing by themselves anyway, or they have parked. It is very rare for two racers battling it out for position 30 seconds behind the leader.
      • Some of this lost time is mitigated by the scorekeeper entering the scores during the countdown, but that only is a benefit if he finishes high up in the order.
    • We will analyze the information and make a recommendation.
    See y'all at practice tonight.
     
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  29. Rednose58

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    Official practice room 1 : 0475-4155-0108-5071-2644

     
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  30. Rob Brown

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    I have completed 3 reviews.
     
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