2013 US G.D. - Racecamp is finished! Nick McMillen (GumballCGT) is our champion!

Discussion in 'GT Academy' started by Wardez, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Wardez

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    Congrat's to Nick McMillen and all the competitors for making this year's Academy another great one!
    https://www.gtplanet.net/nick-mcmillen-u-s-gt-academy-2013-champion/
    Follow his progress in development as a Nismo driver in his thread here:
    https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/my-journey-gt-academy-champion.294135/

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    Congratulations to our 2013 Silverstone Finalists!

    Photoblog of the events of the National Finals:
    http://imgur.com/a/3t2A0

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    PSN tags from left to right:
    LVracerGT, GumballCGT, JoeyFast22, Brianm3, reude108, martin20az, smeadow99, GTP_SOHNVONSTIG, GTP_iamsupernasty, clin09duke, Hillracing, TRC_LoCoArMeN

    https://www.gtplanet.net/gt-academy-2013-dates-regions-details-announced/

    Here's the 99% complete US Finalist list guys, congrat's to all and may you have success!

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    (Those ineligible for the National Finals will not have a number,
    ineligible Silverstone finalists from 2011 are red,
    ineligible Silverstone finalists from 2012 are bold red,
    2011 National Finalists are blue,
    2012 National Finalists are bold blue,
    Third time repeating National finalists are green)
    Don't judge me, I like colors.

    1. reude108 (Dan Reude)

      z06fun

      Let_Canada_ln - Canadian

      Dr_3wide_skills

      Let_Canada_In - Canadian

      GhilliePepper - Underage

      A7XMaverick

    2. MahohoujoChan
    3. JoeyFast22 (Joey Barbato)

      doodlemonoply - Underage

    4. Kekambas91m
    5. thre3kgt (Chris ----)
    6. GumballCGT (Nick McMillen)

      gatordaryl - Self-excluded

      GTP_RedReevos

    7. VindictiveScrub [benny1342] (Benny --------)

      Let__Canada__In

    8. GTP_iamsupernast (Bill Fisher)
    9. L_Harrison
    10. ATW_Hero [EpicGonzago3] (Gonzalo Torres Jr)

      Let_Canada_In_ - Canadian

    11. SilentAdrenaline
    12. LVracerGT (Barrett Rolph)
    13. BJones48GTA
    14. YZFSpeed
    15. outlaw4rc (Rich Castro)

      RedlineGTS

    16. gary3335 (Gary ---)
    17. TEAMRAD_in1st
    18. brianm3 (Brian Marsteller)

      APPALACHIAN_KRIS

    19. GTP_SOHNVONSTIG (Patrick Crider)

      Glenn_McGee

    20. RAYzRAYz
    21. Red_Buggy
    22. PURE_DrWatson (Timothy Flammger)

      GTP_Carracer - Self-excluded

    23. NTGIH
    24. BLKJ_Evolution (JT Lauro)

      o0_Conman_0o [Conman_Skills]

    25. fizzer82 (Kurt Krumm)
    26. clin09duke?

      GoFasterSpiffy - Duplicate GhilliePepper account

      EpicGonzago3 - Duplicate ATW_Hero account

      KingBestJr - Self-excluded

    27. smeadows99
    28. martin20az (Martin ----)
    29. tukuluk?
    30. Racin_Jason? (Jason ----)

      FASJ6418 - Brazilian

    31. Hillracing (Christopher Hill)
    32. Jonesman59?
    33. Kaamakazii?
    34. BRSbeckett (Calden Somero)
    35. GT_GRIP_HERO?
    36. indydriver?
    37. JeRze?
    38. GTP_Importlife/dgafaboutany1420 [dgaf95integra]

      9 people listed as a number in this list are ineligible due to unknown reasons. Those with question marks are unaccounted for.

      First cutoff(?) -
      WrecklessAbandon


    btw, just came across this Valdudes video:


    I linked to 6 minutes in the video, where he says that National Finals are going to be in New York City. First I've heard, anywhere, of the location being mentioned.

    I contacted Valdudes for confirmation, waiting to hear back.
    3rd year running, another talented gamer from the United States will become a Nissan racing driver.

    This OP will be updated as the competition develops, posted with details and tips on all phases of the event.

    First confirmed competitor moving on past the time trial stage to National Finals is Armen Aghakhan, Racer X.

    Time trials + Racer X (32) > National Finals (16) > Silverstone (1)

    Remember, this competition only gets as serious as you want it to be.

    Good luck to all.

    PSN names only

    Here's the list of ineligible contestants currently within the top 31:

    • Let_Canada_ln (too Canadian)
    • GhilliePepper (not 18)
    • doodlemonopoly (too young)
    • A7XMaverick (Racecamp 2012)
    • z06fun (Racecamp 2011)
    • GoFasterSpiffy (GhilliePepper duplicate account)
    • TX_Driven3 (Racecamp 2012)
    • Let_Canada_In (too Canadian)
    • carracerptp (accidental ranking duplicate account, GTP_Carracer is the main)
    • Dr_3wide_skills (Racecamp 2011)

      The rest within the top 100:
    • darweezee (Racecamp 2012)
    • GTP_RedReevos (Racecamp 2012)
    • R1600Turbo (Racecamp 2011)
    • DOCTOR_ILL (Racecamp 2011)
    • TRC_LoCoArM3n (Racer X winner)
    • APPALACHIAN_KRIS (Racecamp 2011)
    • RackAttack (Racecamp 2012)
    • SebaF1 (Racecamp 2011)
    • FASJ6418 (Muito Brasileiro)
    • Chevette15 (Chilean)

    Keep in mind this is an incomplete list. I will update it in the OP as frequently as possible as soon as I'm made aware of ineligible contestants. Some of the names in the top may be too young still, or from another country, or past contestants with a name change. We won't know until after deadline hits and Sony/Nissan reach out to the top 31 to confirm eligibility so it could be a few days of nail-biting on edge anxious terrifying waiting for those just out of the top 31 to ~45 since it's quite possible to make it from that far back seeing how many return players we're getting.

    It would help out a lot for others to reach out and let me know of names I missed.

    Now here's a complete list of PSN names (bolded) of past GTA Silverstone winners from 2011 and 2012. National finalists are allowed to compete again (names left unbolded) while Racecamp winners are not allowed to compete anymore:

    2011
    Racecamp winners:
    Gar529
    APPALACHIAN_KRIS
    FixByWire
    Dr_3wide_skills
    blindsidefive0
    z06fun
    Choate51
    Conman_Skills
    GTXf_CudaMan
    DOCTOR_ILL
    R1600Turbo
    GTP_TheCheef
    Glenn_McGee
    zerolm
    SebaF1
    SpecMiata-JSW


    National Finalists:
    Kekambas91m
    GTP_CarlPKY
    chiefdnd
    GoskiOszolom
    GTP_potatochip
    Jonesy48Jimmie
    plate88
    GTP_timeattack
    gtp99
    CrymsonEcho
    TenhulzenAuto
    TX_Driven3
    embriodak
    RounD
    L_Harrison
    jpe138083

    2012
    Racecamp winners:
    RackAttack
    RedReevos
    A7XMaverick
    TRC_Hunk
    RedlineGTS
    darweezee
    TRC_Scooty
    Forcednduckshn
    topgear3793
    Wardez
    redsoxboy80
    S_Diem
    BICDRIVER49
    TX_Driven3
    AltF4_Veloci2NR
    AltF4_JettRacer


    National Finalists:
    DragonGT83
    JoeyFast22
    gtp99
    L_Harrison
    Kekambas91m
    Maverick-Ace-GT
    brianm3
    KingBestJr
    EpicGonzago3
    indydriver
    benny1342
    JerseyDriverSS
    GumballCGT
    reude108
    RounD
    gatordaryl

    Using this list, have some fun checking out the 2013 rankings website by ctrl+f'ing them and seeing where some are staking up:
    http://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/academy/2013/rankings/

    Updated National Finalist list provided by Dr_Watson
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2013
  2. TruGenTimeless

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    I wish I could be selected for this but sadly I haven't gotten my wheel as yet. I would love to go through the training, it looks very interesting and I know that I will learn a lot and grow as a better driver. Such a dream though :-(. Although I know GTA has a partnership with Nismo, I would like to stand out and be a the first MR driver for Nismo, but the car concept I have in mind already.
     
  3. Wardez

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    Demo is now available on the US PSN store. 5 hours early ;):tup:
     
  4. ItsAllAboutWins

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    Great!! Lets get started gentlemen.
     
  5. yzfmike

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    I just tried the store. I had to install a patch for the store and GT6 demo was not listed. I searched and it was not there. They might of pulled it already to release at the correct time.
     
  6. Endless-Wilso

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    Im downloading it now ?
     
  7. GUMP07

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    I'm downloading it now also in Eastern USA.

    Search "GT" in the playstation store and you will find it

    I couldn't find it except by using the search function.
     
  8. BrosifDuder

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    Added it to my PSN download list via PC. Time to get serious.
     
  9. Doodle

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    1st place in the US for now. 2:19.683
     
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    Thank, it is downloading. I do like that it says it is disc only yet I get it from the PSN Store.
     
  11. R1600Turbo

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    So, anyone see anything in here that says past finalists can't compete? I'm not seeing it.
     
  12. ItsAllAboutWins

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    Blah blah blah. That's all I'm seeing. :p good job Andrew.
     
  13. Shoe67

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    Question is, how long will you stay there?
     
  14. HaylRayzor

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    Yeah, I'm only 4 seconds behind him. At any moment I might have that breakout lap and take the lead!

    Or not.
     
  15. MichoRexo

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    I've been running since about 4pm PST. My best so far has been a 2:20.7 :(. I gotta keep pushing!
     
  16. LancerEvo7

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    I ran a lap earlier, think I was 41st in the US at the time. I could easily take a second or two off that lap though.
     
  17. dsgerbc

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    Is this a bragging thread now or something?
     
  18. Doodle

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    I came home from my karting league to see that I've fallen to 21st place. :lol: Looks like I got some work to do.
     
  19. R1600Turbo

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    This happens every year, people post their times. Always has been that way.

    And yes, I'll brag about my 2:19.068. :sly:

    Still some time to be had.
     
  20. Wardez

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    Make sure you guys have simulation steering turned on!

    I made it a point to switch to that right away. But then after a couple hours of the qualifier on my UK account earlier, i realized I forgot to turn off the TC, it was at 7 the whole time!

    Bromigo, you better make it! I know you can do it man, you're a shoe-in. Don't know whether your lack of activity in the past year will hurt of help, but no matter, give it your all and you'll make it on through.
     
  21. R1600Turbo

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    2:18.7xx for tonight. Not sure there's much more "clean" time out there.
     
  22. Doodle

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    Nice lap Jason. :tup:
     
  23. VindictiveScrub

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    Woo this is fun. :D Not a big fan of the invisible lines or the lighting but a great track for this car. after about 20 or so laps I'm down to a 18.735, and there's probably at least 3-4 tenths left. Looking forward to some awesome, if not sliiiightly stressful, 26 days. :p Good luck to everyone :tup:
     
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  25. soundtiger95

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    I've only been playing GT for a little over a year and this is my first GTA so I'm not really expecting much. Right now I'm ranked 490th with a time a little over 2:23. My goal by the end of this is to get my time down to 2:20 and finish at least in the top 500. Just have to figure out how to get that time down.
     
  26. Wardez

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    What settings are you using ST?
     
  27. TRC Scooty

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    lol, Let_Canada_In at it again!


    Me neither, but we know who to ask...wishful thinking I believe :p
     
  28. paskowitz

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    Even with the drifting on corner entry (luckily it really is only for 2 corners), I am finding speed to be more obtainable this time around. When I am slow, it is painfully obvious.

    A 2:17.000 is definitely possible. I think the cut off for US will probably be the top time now, around a 2:18.5. Top ten will probably be 2:17.6-8


    Also, can we get a PSN list of all the people who have made it to Silverstone in the past two seasons (those who are ineligible), so we can know what the actual top 31 is? I would not be surprised if the 32 of you fill up the top 31.
     
  29. R1600Turbo

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    Nothing saying we're ineligible yet...
     
  30. gar529

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    "Contestants must not have an existing competition driving contract with any motor sports team, body, agent or management company that conflicts with his/her ability to accept the Prize," is listed twice in a row. I think one of them is supposed to say no previous Silverstone finalists. The UK rules don't allow previous Silverstone finalists, so I don't think the US one will be any different...