Open Spinning Arrows Club. Thursday night casual racing.

Discussion in 'GT6 Clubs & Leagues' started by tarkus1, Mar 23, 2014.

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    I'll be on in 10
     
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    downloading update, should be on soon.
     
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    Great running last night.... Sorry I had to bail just when we were getting started. I hope to be on a few more times before Thursday.
     
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      Ok, here's our plan for the Main Event scheduled for April 10th.
      JJG12345 has picked the following cars.
      Toyota
      The Toyota Gazoo Racing 86#166 '12
      86 Race Car Base Model '12
      86 GT 15th Anniv Edition '12
      86 Racing '13
      Subaru
      BRZ S '12
      SCION
      FR-S '12


      PP limit: 515
      HP limit 400
      Weight 1030

      Laps at the moment are discussed at 25-30. Tire wear/ Fuel...Fast

      All the numbers allow for a multitude of tuning options yet keeping the overall cost low. Roughly total costs: 200,000 credits. So sell some furniture, give blood, and rent out the kids.

      These are just the Toyota models.

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  6. mckeag53

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    Forums were the agreed form of updates by Tarkus. I posted the events for last thursday yet upper management did not follow them. Idc it's just a game. Figured you had this all ironed out with what is quoted in the above message. If the error was that I didn't merely copy and paste the above information earlier then there was clearly a mis communication.
    Management seemed to have taken this off my plate so I figured anything I could have done would have just caused confusion.
     
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    On top of that tarkus has chosen to additionally send out a message On PSN
     
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    PS I built my car for australia in 10 minutes the night of. Booked schedule and no R&D time. It is possible.
     
  9. MRTeam

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    A sub room/private room was setup in this forum to discuss upcoming events and the direction of the club.
    Unfortunately it died. I'll take the blame.
    You are upper managenment. I stepped down. I'm just a pieon driver now.

    What was posted on March 29 was the initial plan. That is what is referred to as the transistion point between two individuals. I stepped down and you stepped up. My fault. Sorry I'll take the blame.
    Tarkus1 is the Race Director and you are now the Race Organizer. It is your rspondsibitlty to put it ALL together.
    Finalize it and forward it to the BOSS. After he approves it. Post it for the world to see.

    Tarkus1 doesn't have time to do it all.
    Unfortunately my previous posts explaining things weren't taken seriously enough to avoid this mess. My fault again.

    For now the water is under the bridge.
    So gather yourself together, get with tarkus1, stockerace, JJG12345, and any other drivers. They are your allies. Use them wisely.

    Last thursday night.
    I don't have a Rally car. My Viper Oreca is busted up after our race at Tokyo and the body shop wants 500,000 to fix it. My NASCAR is still stuck in the infield at Daytona.

    In the future I would like to see the other drivers informed of up coming races on some sort of schedule. Not this.. oh yeah here's the plan.

    The descision has been made and IT'S been finalized by my BOSS and Team Owner. We will not be racing this thursday night.

    Again Congrates to the Main Event winner(s).
     
  10. MRTeam

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    Ok, now that I have ruffled everyone's feathers.
    This is my peon driver view of what I want.

    Friday before 6:00 PM EST I want to see(posted) what's planned for next week's Casual night.
    I suggested an open night where everyone can voice their chose of races. "You ask for it, You got it night."
    No planning required. In fact it mirrors the original post that tarkus1 used when starting this club.
    Just a quick announcement stating something along the lines of "bring and run it." Our drivers are our club'strength.


    Saturday The Race organizer with the help of any individuals who want to participate will begin formulating the next 'Main Event.' I don't care how the Main Event numbers are decided. I suggested the 1st, 2nd, and last across the line.
    Use whatever you guys want. Try something different.

    Wednesday which is four days.
    Wednesday The BOSS is informed and after receiving approval the 'Main Event' Announcement Sheet is posted. It will be posted with a repeat of what's planned for Thursday night. The BOSS holds all the FRs. All he needs to do is send out a PSN message stating......."Read post #?? for all the details. That's it. No more.

    The 'Main Event Announcement Sheet' will contain ALL information that drivers can use to prepare themselves.
    Create a format which can be downloaded, printed or captured with a camera or other thingy device.
    I want to see everything from tire wear to tire restrictions. Pit stops, Penalties, Damage, Weather, all of it.

    Hmm, that's Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday before the next Main Event. Eight days for drivers to prepare themselves for the next Main Event.

    Now just take my above suggestions and repeat them for the next week and so on and so on.


    The bottom line. I want our club to grow and eventually have our races moved/posted in the 'Race times for Clubs, Leagues & Race Series. :idea:

    Now enough finger talking. I invite the other drivers to express their thoughts even it means to state I'm crazy and I need to get lost.
     
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    I don't think your crazy at all. I just don't know how many people in the club get their info from GTP vs. Tarkus' e-mail on PSN. If everyone looks to this thread for their info (and they should) this would be perfect. I second your motion. Lets see how the others respond.
     
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    tarkus1's post started this club so I would think it can still be used to inform everyone. I made a promise I would not over task the BOSS by nagging him about the little details. "BOSS here's the plan, look it over and I'll posted."
    All you need to type on the PSN is post # has all the details. Simple.
    My Main complaint is the news is not being posted in a timely fashion or a scheduled matter early enough so everyone can plan accordingly.
    Thats what I would like to see. So folks can plan to either join us or skip a night to enjoy family time or...

    I enjoy our Casual nights BIG time. Thats the number #1 reason I joined. We show up and race what we have. Seven days to go before Casual Night. I actually marked my calendar. Now thats crazy. I don't care who you are.

    The Main Event nights are still my passion too.
    Last thursday night I got hit with the list of things we were going to do....on a Casual Night.
    I'm sorry guys but driving at 270+ MPH with my HARDS on and looking at your rear ends is not good. Three laps of rear ends. I don't care if you're Jack from State Farm.
    Rally car to drive in the snow? I don't have one.
    NASCAR with 50% restrictor plates. I tryed that and got passed by a Kart 125.
    600 PP at a short track?

    If this is the plan for future Casual Nights. Let me know well in advance so I can purchase the required vehicles.
    I still have my favorite Viper Oreca busted up. I do have the primary #51 Viper Oreca, but that car is being preped for a future 'Main Event.'

    Main Event
    I just want a complete agenda stating what we are going to race.
    I think the other drivers deserve that too.
     
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    The Toyoburu Enduro @ Spa is this Thursday Night @ around 9pm E.S.T.
    This will be a 35 Lap race around the famed circuit during dusk. Time at event start is 17:00pm, Time change is set to x3. The forecast predicts that we will have a comfortable evening with no rain as the sun sets and the stars start to appear in the night sky. This race will have a manditory pit stop but, this race will probably require 2 pits to complete the event. Even with tire wear on Fast, everyone will be watching their fuel supply more so than their tires. The cars are very light and not very overpowered so tire wear is very minimal. Please note that there is a tire compound change required during your run. You don't have to but, you will be accessed a penalty if you choose not to change compounds(Markasouris,sp). I think RS and RM should be enough. I think that RH will lose you to much time per lap in the long run. Hoping for a good turn out this week, maybe get a couple of regulars back in the fold. Good luck to everyone and keep it between the ditches. Stock.
     
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  15. MRTeam

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    Quite impressive and back on track. I like it.
    I left somewhere a post outlining 'how' a Main Event Announcement Sheet could be used to present the details to all the drivers.

    I may attend the 'Main Event' thursday night, but won't be driving.
    My Team owner has made the final descision. I'm attempting to acquire my slow A-10C and make arrangements with MAC to provide in flight refueling. The Team is staying behind planning for next weeks Casual Night.

    April 17th is the 50th Anny of the Ford Mustang. So in hopes of having a balanced night the Team is prepping the Mustangs that we have. So Hint, Hint, I don't care what is planned, my Team will try to match a car as close as possible to the magic numbers. Even if it means purchasing additional Mustangs.

    At the present. I will be late getting to the track pending air field parking and a rental car. Also MAC has two other aircraft scheduled ahead of mine. Yeah..... tail pipe, grass, or cash, nobody flys for free.

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    Fear the Hog especially if I'm flying. Why? because my gun is HARD.
     
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    Well, speaking as one of the new guys, I would humbly add the following:

    - Haven't managed to fully compete in a Main Event (kicked out on lap 6 of the only one so far), but at that one, the info was pretty solid and I was ready for it. I did check the thread while at my driving station, so I could check and re-check everything. Seems to be enough, but I wouldn't complain about a Main Event Announcement Sheet that I could use as reference, of course.
    I am very excited to compete in this week's event, hoping that the connection will hold.

    - Casual nights are fun, I have very much enjoyed them, especially the "run whatever you have" part of it. I've gotten severely out-HPed in two of them, yes, but it was fun nonetheless. Comparing it to my other online experiences, it's light years ahead of anything so far.

    - I've prepped the car for Spa, not getting the lap times I wish yet, but another round of laps and a bit more tuning and I should be ready to at least not embarrass myself tomorrow.

    Lastly, and most importantly, the thing I've been more pleased with was to find some fellas that are interested in racing but also in enjoying their limited time at the wheel in a clean, fun manner.
    Surprisingly it's hard to find and so, for that, I thank all of you. It has increased my enjoyment of the new toy.

    See you all at the track soon.
     
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    Thank you for the "young" part. It's been a while since I heard that one...
     
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    A little redundant don't you think.
     
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    I understand that. I just don't know why some of that info is pertinent. No nitrous, yeah, we know. Visible damage Off, well OK. Boost off, isn't that how we always do it. I could go on....I guess I should have said "overkill don't you think?"
     
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    Not trying to poke the tiger in the cage. It's all good. Less finger talkey more racy racy
     
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    To finish first you must first finish.
     
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    I cannot be troubled with tiny irrelevant details like that.
    Really gets in the way of concentration......
     
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    I've tried it and it did help a bit.
    Yesterday, though, I got kicked out of a room in which I was by myself (to get the tire and fuel wear just right), so that was fun...

    I'm also getting a new modem today (increasing speed), so that should help too. We'll see what happens tonight!
     
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