Well known double poster
- Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Welcome to the DeadNutsEven Racing Club! Well try and make it short and sweet but this is such a unique concept that it'll take some explaining. If you want the Cliff Notes condensed version of what you see below go to [post=7815135]Post 2[/post]
The DeadNutsEven Racing Club is a spinoff of the [post=7009913]Parity Racing League[/post] started in the spring of 2012 by Mike 5927. It is unlike any other Racing you have ever experienced on GT5, online or off. To create the closest possible racing, Mike devised a racing system where, on your honour, you take a car of your choosing and adjust the PP level of that particular vehicle so that you can run consistent laps close to a fixed target time. At the moment we are not using 4wd cars to eliminate a start advantage, but outside of that, any car is in play even racing cars. You can also tune or run stock, use ABS0 or not, AT/MT, Cockpit view etc. We don't use any other aids except ABS but with car choice open, you can choose all your favourite sticky cars for more consistency if that's what you need.
Where Do We Race and What are the Targets?
Each week, well post a Track/Tire/Lap Time combination, along with a maximum top speed, in the [post=7815135]Second Post[/post] of this thread and youll have 7 days to post a car choice and lap time.
Pick any car, hit the track online, and fine tune it until you are just reaching, but not exceeding the target time and below the max speed. If you can't meet the max speed ceiling, you may need to go to the softer compound or pick a grippier car. Bring your car to the DeadNutsEven Lounge and race, simple as that. Most of the guys will gather at various points in the week in the Lounge to fine tune their cars and you can join them to run laps with the draft and fine tune your car, or you can do it in your own lounge, that's up to you. You will get a heat or two to fine tune your PP and get used to running in traffic as necessary, and usually 3 feature races although we often add a 4th. A little over an hour in total.
Choosing cars and arriving at your PP level isnt as difficult, you get a feel for it after a couple of weeks. If youre familiar with a few cars, you can spend a half hour or less each week choosing a car, and while youre fine tuning your set up, you are also learning the car/track/tire combination.
Which Cars Are Best?
While you can choose any car, we suggest you choose cars you can run consistent laps with. Make no mistake, this is the type of close racing you have been searching for your entire GT Series career so you'll want a ride that's consistent and easy to handle.. We want everyone to be in the mix and have a shot at a podium or victory but at a bare minimum be able to mix it up in traffic with confidence and control.
You WILL be as Fast As Everyone Else on the Grid
Good rules make for good racing so we generally follow the [post=3176790]GTP Online Racing Rules[/post] In a nutshell, the OLR"s provide a standard set of rules for passing, blocking etc. and what to do in the case of contact. We are a courteous bunch. We race hard but we race fair and clean. If you cause contact and impact another drivers race, we expect you to pull aside when its safe and let them regain their position. Running two wide is a common occurance in DeadNuts racing but we expect you to be prepared to do so if you choose to do it..
When all the cars run the same lap times as they do here, your absolute level of skill, becomes meaningless. In the Dead Nuts Even Racing Club, it's good racecraft that lays the groundwork for enjoyable racing and often leads to the podium. Good racecraft means knowing your limits and sticking to them, knowing when to pass and when to back off, searching for a weakness in an opponent and setting up a pass several corners ahead. WE GUARANTEE YOU'LL BE AS FAST AS EVERYONE ELSE ON THE GRID!!! We eliminate your skill deficit (or surplus for you faster drivers) allowing you to compete based on your ability to out guess and out think your fellow drivers, not on your innate or learned skill level.
You'll find more detail about our approach to racecraft here, courtesy of VBR. If you investigate this link and it meets your approval, I suggest you post on the thread to thank VBR for his work:
[post=4888688]VBR's Good Racecraft Guide[/post]
The following is required reading for all potential DeadNuts drivers. It's important we all race under a common set of guidelines and the following will give you a good idea of what is expected of you:
DeadNutsEven Classroom Training[post=8122531]Overlap, Re-entering the Track and the Rev-Limiter[/post]
[post=8134965]Leaving a Gap & When Not to Pass[/post]
All you have to do to get started is post in this thread, send an FR to the DeadNutsEven PSN ID through your PS3, find the track/laptime/tire combo for this week in the [post=7815135]Second Post[/post], pick a car and start driving!!
We look forward to seeing you on the track!!