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

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

  1. gt_adam_us

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    Doodlemonopoly the best win with a bit of luck of course::))). I'm gonna go with my local boy
    iamsupernasty= Bill Fisher

     
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  2. JoeyFast22

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    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted to wish all the finalists a sincere "best of luck" as we enter the TV show portion of this season. God speed with you all and I will pray that no one is cast as an idiot or an asshole (unless you wanted that, of course!) :p

    In all seriousness though, with the pace of life it seems like an eternity ago that we were all in England racing cars at Silverstone. Memories I will never forget, with a truly special group of talent.

    To everyone else, enjoy the show:gtpflag:
     
  3. Dr_Watson

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    @JoeyFast22 your new avatar is positively delightful.
     
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    heeeehhe thanks =P
     
  5. hillracing

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    I found out last night that the hotel I'm at doesn't have SPIKE :mad:. Is there anyone that lives in Erie PA on GTP that would let me come watch the show at their place tonight? I'm going to try and find a sports bar that will put it on if not.
     
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    Best of luck to all finalists! :gtpflag:
    I find it amazing that some of the people who we race against, actually have a chance to go pro.
    Again, good luck to all of you:cheers:
     
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    Really looking forward to seeing everyone in the show!
    :cheers:
     
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    It's finally here! Curious to see what makes the cut and what doesn't.
     
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    Good first episode. Congrats to the finalists, that weekend in New York looked like a pressure cooker. Finally some answers! :) The race is on....
     
  11. z06fun

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    Agreed! sounded like the nannies were on at Montecello. That had to be the most frustrating part of my time at silverstone :banghead: So did you guys know your times while the driving was going on or are you just seeing them now? Really looking forward to the rest of it:tup:
     
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    They said some of our times after the run however the times on the show don't match what I remember but I guess that's the magic of tv for you or I have bad memory. LOL. Was a good episode though. Looking forward to next week.
     
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    Got to agree with you on the times there, Chris, but like you said, that's TV for you lol. You were pretty impressive out there though, nice run.
     
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    Pretty entertaining 1st episode. :tup:

    Nice work Tim, Bill, Armen, Chris, and Patrick (sorry if I missed any GTP'ers!). :cheers:
     
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    So is there going to be a betting pool on the winners?
     
  16. Dr_Watson

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    yes, every aid in the book was turned on @ Montecello. Hence the car falling on its face everytime someone launches. We were turning everything off at Silverstone. :tup:

    For the rest, this was the first time I saw a clock. :lol:
    Some of the times were overheard on radio communications, IIRC Joey was the fastest with the 36, there were some other high 30's (pretty sure Brian had one) and most of what I heard were low 40's. Mine was a 1:46.x on the radio but I killed a cone for +2s to get the 1:48 they had on screen. So the timing doesn't seem suspect to me.
     
  17. Whodoyouthink

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    Man who was that guy that drove the 370z like a grandpa? Not even shifting the gears? Makes me kind of disappointed to see someone like that...terrific in a game but can't drive to save his life.

    It's awesome that they threw that in though. The more driving they do the better.
     
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    It was nice finally being able to see the show. Too much anticipation over the last few weeks. I guess most of us will never know our times lol. Go figure. I think I ran a low 40 something as well. Not 100% sure though. I thought it was random they cut to Silverstone without the end of the karting race unless I missed something due to Armen not being able to make it. Funny being there knowing how everything went down and then seeing the TV show side of things. Looking forward to the rest of the episodes though!
     
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    When I press play the video says: "The video is not available in your location", is it possible for me to see in another way?
     
  20. OutlawQuadrnt

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    Against my better wisdom, gonna raise my hand here.

    I had the money set aside to buy a cheap manual and do a few track days. However, the US Finals had always been 100% virtual so the intent was to take care of that after. Between most of us, getting bused end out of NYC for a track day was a major curve ball. There were at least three others in the same situation but I was clearly the most entertaining. :lol:

    And yes, it did feel absolutely slow. I would've been faster with my Subaru.
     
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    You'll just have to kick ass in 2014. :tup:
     
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    :lol:

    If you don't make it in 2014, you'll have to deal with me in 2015! :D
     
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    I remembered having a 37 and joey said he had a 37 also as far as I remembered. Doesn't matter just thought I remembered different. Not saying it was suspect just different than I remembered. Still was a good episode. Was wondering how they were going to talk about Armin not getting to go. Makes sense how they did the intro when we got out of the Jukes now. BTW I'm in Buffalo for a week or so. Are there any good karting places here? I have 4 days off with nothing to do so any suggestions would be great.
     
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    Yeah, they told me they were just going to edit their way through that like it never happened. They did the same thing last year with Patrick's absence.

    Welcome to Buffalo... but LOL... there's no Karts for 100 miles (unless you cross the border and go up near Toronto).
    Motorsport in the rust belt is largely confined to dirt tracks and drag strips. They are currently building an Indoor electric pole position joint at one of the Malls, but that isn't open yet. So we're still dry on 4-wheel fun for a few more months. Just go to Duffs and fill your belly with wings like everyone else. ;)

    But, 4 days is going to be hard to kill off this time of year. Winter is coming so everyone is beginning the holiday season hibernation period. Unfortunately the hockey team is a disaster, but theater season is in full swing so you could catch a good show downtown for pretty cheap. And there's always the Falls, though once again, bad time of year... it's cold as piss in the mist and the really pretty festival of lights doesn't start til Thanksgiving. They do have the less depressing Casino though.
     
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  25. Going in Hot

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    It is funny how they posted 5 times and there was such a spread on them. I think I was one of the last people to hear my time, 1:40.1. But I missed the stop box by about 3 feet, maybe that DQ'd me. I guess we'll never know.

    Yeah, good first episode. Seems like a long, long time ago.

    Rich, I liked it. The music they played was pretty cool. I can't imagine trying to learn to drive stick under those circumstances. :tup:
     
  26. Whodoyouthink

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    Do you play with a wheel or no? And do you only play Automatic?

    And man, I'll give you some sympathy for being brave enough to admit that was you, but I have to critique you and tell you don't be that guy. Don't be the guy who comes in under prepared and not really suitable for real racing. Think about the guys who were maybe on the bubble being just one place too low to place in the national qualifyer or something. Maybe they were only a few hundredths slower, but what if they could shift?

    I'll admit I still don't have any experience with actually driving a manual, but I understand how and would probably adjust pretty well once I got the chance to drive with one. I help myself by using my car's triptronic/manumatic, so adding a clutch to the equation wouldn't be a huge deal since I'm already gooding with my timing when shifting gears.
    Helps too do drive manual in GT. Be crazy not too.
     
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    ahhh... ignorance is bliss.
    There's only one way to master a manual.... drive lots of them.
     
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    I remember when i just finished my lap they said my lap time was a 1:40.2 over the radio.

    here are the laps as i remember from Monticello

    Joey 1:36
    Chris 1:38 ( +2 sec penalty )
    Brian 1:38
    I think somebody in he 1:39s
    then Me and a few other guys in the 1:40s

    Maybe now i can share our lap times in the go karts.

    This were the times from that week:

    [​IMG]
     
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  29. iamsupernasty

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    I had a 1:41, in case anybody cares lol. For some reason they didn't show my time!

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    Nick, I think you're right they cut out the ending of the Go-Kart stuff because of the Fiasco with Armen and Flammger. They made it look like Flammger was in from the start.

    They actually cut a lot of stuff, but that's alright. I'm glad they didn't show the GT6 qualifying times, because I was 3rd worst of everyone :) They showed me flipping out on Camera after I crashed the 2nd time. They cut out the swearing though....

    If you hadn't actually driven a manual car before (with a clutch), you were almost certainly not making it to Silverstone.

    I taught myself how to drive stick in a race car, on a race track, but it wasn't in a 1 Lap Sink-Or-Swim situation like Rich was in. Understanding how it works, and actually doing it, are completely different.
     
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    If I'm ever at that track, I'll make sure to beat those times. :p