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Discussion in 'GT6 Racing Series' started by Sick Cylinder, Jun 12, 2015.
Anyone got good basic lap time, speed for both cars, that I can aim for
XNR under 2:10
NASCAR under 2:00
but I don't remember correctly.
Thanks very much Lex
Race Report - Round 10 from Midfield
The last time I used this track the force feedback had a strange, unnatural feel, but PD have fixed this via one of the updates. The track is a good addition and in this series was acting as a replacement for Riverside - a track which Nascar visited each year and was dominated by road specialists including Dan Gurney and Mark Donoghue.
There was a problem with invisible cars in race one - I could see the cars, but some drivers couldn't. There was a big pile up on lap one and remembering the advice given to Tom Cruise in Days of Thunder I aimed for the smoke. Unfortunately I collided with Mannaseh and damaged my car, but found myself limping along in 4th. Gradually the faster drivers made their way up to my rear bumper and I tried to make it easy for people to get past. I enjoyed the races and thought both cars were well suited to the track.
Only two rounds left in this championship, but when reading the tables bear in mind that the scores from the three lowest scoring rounds get deducted (NB if a driver missed three rounds those no scoring rounds would be deducted).
Next round 11 from Grand Valley Speedway - Race 1 is forward while races 2 and 3 use the reverse layout.
While looking through Youtube I came across this gem - an NHRA sponsored film made in 1959 by Sid Davis which features action from the National meeting held on 3rd to 7th September. One of the highlights for me was seeing Art Arfons 29 litre V12 Allison powered Green Monster which set a terminal speed record of over 170mph - Art later went on to break the world land speed record three times with his J79 jet powered Green Monster. Other highlights include seeing the early cars with their front mounted crank driven Potvin superchargers (within a few years they started stacking the blowers on top of the motor and driving them by belt) - I hope you enjoy - it's rare to be able to find well shot footage of these early days of drag racing.
Just got home from the hospital where I spent the night with a suspected
appendicitis infection, but I seem to self heal so they didn't want to operate and sent me home.
I don't feel to bad at the moment except exhausted, but it could come back if unlucky.
Just wanted to give you a heads up, even though I missed most of the season racing and not really made a real effort to win.
But I'm really looking forward to the next season and hope I'll be able to be a contender this time, tested all the cars and they suit my driving style perfectly.
Get well soon!
Get well soon, Daniel. We hope that you can race with us in the future.
Get well soon!
Hear hear! Couldn't agree more.
Få väl snart Daniel, and good to hear you are confident about next season, best of luck to that!
I understand that get well soon becomes that in Google translate or whatever, but in Swedish that doesn't really mean anything unless it's a dialect and could mean You'll get it soon Daniel. Quite the opposite of what I want to hear! But I get it, and thanks.
And the right thing to say is... Krya på dig snart !
Hope you don't get it soon Daniel.
Thanks guys! I'm all embarrassed now.
@Sick Cylinder can you put up entire race result tables from each race in the future? With all these invisible drivers and disconnections I can't figure out where I actually ended up, so it would be nice to have that. If possible.
Alright I'm done. I won't be racing here anymore as long as Harks is around. Every race with him is the same. I always ignored it except last week and now. This hasn't happened a single time or twice, lots of times really. Whenever I'm ahead of him by at least 0.5 seconds, which is quite a bit of distance, I get dive bombed by him. Same thing happened on the first lap today so I decided to try pushing him around too. Even though I was trying to push him off the road on purpose, he ended up pushing me more times than I did. Not sure if he even noticed I was attempting that since I just drove like him.
Sorry Sick, but it's really stupid. If I wanted to face people like that I'd just join a quick match or a dirty lobby. Good luck in your future series.
I was already under pressure as I had my Monzanapolis race ruined because Lex has pushed me off-track. It had happened on the last week with TLE. I was leading the race and when I close the line, suddenly, Lex pushes me off-track. It wasn't supposed to end this way.
I also didn't want to push rehdogg, but I feel that I can't return to the driver like I was before. Sorry for poor driving, guys.
@Sick Cylinder Sorry about missing today's race. I had to work today and thought I had informed you. Guess I didn't. I'll be sure to inform you next time around earlier.
It's great to be competive but you don't need to win every race @Harsk100. Don't feel "under pressure" to do so. Just keep it clean and enjoy the meeting with any close battles you get involved with. And if you get to the front, great.
These cars are big and heavy so you need to brake early, not leave it until the last moment. Give the other drivers some room and they'll do the same for you. That you won't anoy anyone and nobody will be "out to get you".
I don't think there would be anything malicious from Lex. Accidents happen - remember big and heavy (the cars, not Lex).
You're bound to have got a little "rusty" because you've been away awhile. But it might not be that you've become slower, others may have become faster.
I'm never (usually) anywhere near the front but as long as I've had a good clean race with someone I'm happy.
Anyway, good meeting. I could see everyone this time, which is always a bonus.
I enjoyed the NASCAR's and had a few great battles, but hated the XNR! I'll be glad to get rid of that.
I know Paul, but I was trying to do the fastest as I could. But will try to keep it cleaner. I never have been ahead of Lex on the point standings table.
I know, anyways, these cars have tedency to oversteer.
Yes, but I broke very early and suddenly, Lex didn't move to the right, meaning, I was on the left.
You're right: While I was waiting for my new PS3, Pimiki, Rehdogg, Lex, Eran, Smiley and Buybon started to be faster like me. That's why I didn't participate on Ford Ferrari Wars and neither on the Trans Am 1.
Well, I always have been fighting for the first place since the beginning of WCS. Before I raced into WCS, I already had won the two meetings of Garage Racing: The Lancia Stratos vs. Ferrari Dino 246 GT and the Lamborghini Countach vs. Ferrari 512BB. The first one, I have raced with wings and chrome painted on Stratos and the 246 GT when in reality I couldn't!
I miss some guys such as @nonka (Max), Emotional Rekz (Emo), @RyanRacer and @SmileyWRX and the @makovics1313 .
Anyways, I hope that I'll get better on the Historic Car Championship, as I'll be competing for the full season of 1966 Sports Car Cup and 1967 Ten Car Cup.
I would like to second everything that IfAndOr said. I think some drivers need to calm down a bit and remember the old racing adage "You can't win a race at the first corner."
There is currently a bit too much contact between drivers especially at the start of races. There were a few times when I had to apply opposite lock to save my car when it was being spun round / pushed by a following driver and in one race I got spun out from near midpack to last which is obviously disappointing. The races are long enough for the best drivers to make passes and where the standard is similar, just as in real life, people need to be patient and wait for a passing opportunity which is normally a slight error - braking late, running wide, getting on the power too early and having to correct a slide etc. I am hoping that in the next series which features multi-class racing people will be less frustrated and more patient with their passing attempts.
Some of the contact may be due to invisible cars, but I don't think we had too much of that this round and obviously some is due to errors - just as in real racing some of these are inevitable and therefore please avoid any retaliation as this almost always makes the situation worse.
Race Report Round 11 of 12 from Grand Valley
I hadn't done any racing at Grand Valley for a long time, particularly the reverse format which makes it feel like a completely different track, but I was reminded what a good track it is. I like the tunnels and bridges which used to be a feature of old tracks, but are now rare because of safety concerns.
Only one round left before Round 0 (Test Day) for the new championship series. We have had two drivers drop out of the new series: Bloodyboyblue and GTP TLE. Best of luck to both and I hope they can join us from time to time in the future when their programmes permit.
Next round 12 of 12 from Nurburgring GP/D (Race 1) and GP/F (Races 2 & 3).
I sincerely wish everyone would chill for next season. It really will be racing dream cars and the rear ending gets very annoying even if there is no damage. I know I do it too at times. Braking marks get lost and draft affects things. And lack of practice messes things up... But please try be clean
Fast dudes, just assume we mortals always brake too early. At least I do not close the door if it is my mistake braking too early. So it should be good chance to pass.
Hi guys - I really enjoyed watching this documentary this morning - try to watch it before the next round - very inspiring!
The first black man to win in NASCAR! Reading and watching stuff like this really makes me wanna become some type of racecar driver lol. But that ship has passed loooong ago. Think it's too late to do that now.
Edit: Sometimes I wish I would've taken steps to be a racecar driver because from time to time I have dreams of being the first black man to win at Le Mans. I hope somebody does it. Lol eventually.
Don't worry, there's always regularity rallies That's what I'm aiming for at least
Sorry for off-topic, but I'm planning to implement regularity rallies on my 2016 rally championship!
Sick, I saw the documentary and it is very awesome in my opinion.
Yes, it was. I wanted to overtake you. I came out of the previous curve faster and shorter braking wanted inside. You closed the door, but I was too close. I'm sorry. And finally, I let you back in front of me.
Thanks for giving me back the position.
I think that it would end in same way probably, but if I had given you the space to overtake, I probably wouldn't be pushed off-track.
But I didn't, so, I suffered the consequences. Lesson learned.
Useless information for you all.
I just drove the Mitsubishi galant gto -70 (not fully tuned) on Eiger nordwand short, and it looked like it jumped pretty far in the jump, so I watched the replay to see where I landed and then used the car as measurement, about 13 car lengths which turns out to approximately 53,6 meters.
I suppose I have to jump something else now to see if more power makes for further jumps, at least then it's a bit scientific and not just me playing!
Sorry won't be able to race on Sunday, going away
Hi Daniel - More power and therefore speed will produce longer jumps! Back in the early days of Sick's Sunday Racing in GT5 we did a photoshoot for a French Cars Championship and produced this publicity shot. There was no trick photography involved - just careful positioning of the cars on track and precise timing. I was driving one of the Peugeot 908's and it took ages to get the shot, but I think it was worth it!