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. IceWarden

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    Yeah hard pass on this weekend’s “fun”. I’m sure the walled wonder track will be gone by next weekend when I “feel better” :)
     
  2. Wolfsatz

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    I have a feeling that four races may be all the fun I can handle. Got to ease yourself back in slowly, right?
     
  4. qwietstorm

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    Yeah sounds like an Incident Report waiting to happen for me. I might as well self report every lap of both races :lol:
     
  5. DublDee

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    Some of you all must use public transit.....and it shows Lol

    Seriously though, next time I have to make a choice for a track I’ll make sure it’s an easy oval or something for you guys:cool:....no just kidding, now I’ll pick a Tokyo layout every time!:lol:
     
  6. Akzl298

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    Samba at Northern Isle! Lol
     
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  7. Noob01_lmdead

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    Can you move the screen up?
    Attach to the wall may be?
     
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  8. Wolfsatz

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    Are mid week formal practices still being held?
     
  9. JLBowler

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    Thursday nights. The room number is posted here once it's opened.
     
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  11. SAMHAIN85

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    This post isnt directed specfically just to you Wolf, we have quite a few new members so I'll go in depth with how practices work now.

    SNAIL Official Practice is Thursdays @ 9PM EST

    I decided to change up the practice format a bit, and I think everyone is pretty happy with it. Since SNAIL no longer uses qualifying which has increased our total race time (from roughly 12 minutes per race to 16 minutes), I felt like 2 16min races were not optimal for practice/recruitment. For a number of reasons:

    • Longer races means the field can get thinned out pretty easily, and its not uncommon to find yourself running solo laps.
    • If a random joins mid race, its highly unlikely they're going to sit still for 15 minutes waiting for the race to end, just to find out that maybe that was our final race at that combo and we are now switching to the next one.
    • Shorter races = field stays tighter for longer.

    So instead of doing a mock of Sunday night like we have in the past for practice (6 races total), we now do 3 sprints per combo. I try to set the amount of laps so we get a total of 8-10mins per race. Fastest first for the first race like always, and then reverse grid for the remaining 2. When I switch to the next combo I announce that the track is open for qually, and people can either use that time to set some laps or use it for a quick break.

    Lobby has been filling quickly, and usually stays full for the majority of the night. If people hop on late and cant get in, they can either wait for someone inevitably to leave, or they can take it upon themselves to open a practice room. If you do end up hosting a room, you take on a certain responsibility and need to make sure the lobby settings are correct. When you're in the official practice lobby you can save the lobby settings for future hosting yourself by hitting race settings > view event settings > save settings. Now all you have to do is 'load' them when you go to create your own lobby. And you dont even have to be physically in the race lobby in order to save or view these settings. Simply select the SNAIL Prac lobby from the online lobbies menu, hit Triangle, and there will be an option for "room info" or something similar. From there you can save it as well.

    Its advised that you have some form of advertising in the lobby title that points towards us. I always use www.snailracing.org in the lobby title of the practice lobbies. Any potential recruits are directed straight to the first post of this thread and are met with all the vital info about us.

    Maybe when GT7 launches and we shoot back up to 100 members, maybe we go back to using Blue, Red, and Yellow rooms Wolf?

    See you guys tomorrow
     
  12. Wolfsatz

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    I quite enjoyed the 3 splits... it served the right purpose.... Fast pace racing / racing for etiquette and group / and learning the ropes ...
     
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  13. SAMHAIN85

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    Official practice lobby open

    0475-4249-8435-4297-5556

     
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  14. Rob Brown

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    I have reviewed 12 incidents on file
     
  15. Wolfsatz

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    Glad to be back and paying the price of carrying one metric Ton of Rust! :crazy:

    1st impressions after a two year sabatical.

    Next week I volunteer to host a practice room for the mortals.... as my allotment of doors was used in six races. half of them due to my own mistakes, but the other half.. well it seems like there was a shortage of doors. I do remember reading somewhere 'the overtaking driver must still avoid contact. Small errors by the ahead driver may not necessarily justify a passing move. The ahead driver getting a bit out of shape at times doesn’t give you an automatic right to force a pass. You still have to pass safely and without undue contact. The ahead driver must not make any sudden changes to their line in an attempt to defend their position in this situation.'

    I think the mix of having all three divisions + probable new recruits with shorters lap races, always tend to have a bit of over aggressive moves at the tightest parts of the track drawing a bit too much contact.

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  16. IceWarden

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    It’s not just you noticing that @Wolfsatz
     
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    I have reviewed 4 incidents on file
     
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    Greetings @Wolfsatz and welcome back to SNAIL. I owe you a big "Sorry" for my shunt of you at the hairpin at Dragon Gardens on Thursday. I had hoped that after a year in SNAIL I would be better, but this still happens to me in large crowds at hairpins. There's a reason I'm at the front of the grid every second race.

    Again, Sorry.

    I'm working on improving my traffic skills. Sadly, my to 10 Things To Do To Become A Better Racer has twenty five items on it. Looking forward to clean racing in the future.
     
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  20. Wolfsatz

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    NP! ... I think next week with the overflow and/or racing for etiquette room should be more fun for both crowds.
     
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  22. Wolfsatz

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  23. Harry Rowley

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    You’re hilarious! When I have such a great livery, why continue to wear pink?! Thank you pal!
     
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    The drivers list and grid list have been updated for this week's racing. Promotion and relegation are completed and we have moved to 4 divisions for the upcoming season. Lots of changes so check the list and don't be the guy that shows up in the wrong lobby.:D All new drivers have been added to the list.

    @Wolfsatz @Gregyx96
     
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  26. Rednose58

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    There are some Data outstanding for the Feb 2021 Season. I'm hitting the road mid morning for a multi-day trip and I will archive the season and prepare score sheets before I leave.
     
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  27. TEX36

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    Division 4 thread has been opened to the membership. All positions of responsibility need to be covered so that Race Nights and our League operate smoothly.

    Stand up, Speak up, and Help.
    Be part of the success.
    All positions need to be covered before the races begin.
     
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  28. racingchamp30

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    D3 Thread created. Please let me know who can be primary and backup for each duty before each race during the month.
     
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    The February 2021 Season has been archived. Thanks to @Akzl298 for jumping in and enter the missing stuff. Summary here (under the spoiler).

    The Snail Sunday Scoring Sheets for Mar 7 have been prepared.
     
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  30. DublDee

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    Attention D2 drivers. I will be very much part time for this season as we are moving over the next 2-3 weeks and I'm not sure how many races I will make this season. With the addition of D4 and the shuffle of drivers, we need a Division Manager and all duties covered. I cannot commit to any duties this season but can fill in when available, and once settled I have no problem taking over any duty required for April from Div Mgr to Texter!
    I've tagged all D2 drivers in hopes we have someone step up and start the D2 thread and start getting these duties covered.

    @Kgffy
    @notime72
    @Yugofan
    @Phlano099
    @qwietstorm
    @Rob Brown
    @Grandpa Money
    @FREEREVN
    @socalnatv
    @llNovall
    @Bologna_Duc
    @GTP_Guido
    @Gregyx96
    @Rednose58
    @nmcp1
     
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