The Hooncorp Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Nismonath5, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Nismonath5

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    Well folks, VERY mixed emotions at the track, and it's not over yet!

    The Pulsar managed to come through and survive the full 24, finishing 24th! This is it's second Lemons title, and despite the setbacks (including having our top 15 placing brutally taken from us thanks to the early morning crash), we still managed to finish in the upper half of the field!

    The best bit is I'm told a few cars ahead of us actually failed to finish in the end, so we may be bumped up a few spots.

    The sad news is the Commodore. After 17 hours the old girl dropped 2 cylinders, and it was game over. Lucky nothing went through the block, but either way after seven LeMons entries, Hooncorp's 100% finish rate is now in tatters.

    There is A LOT of photos, videos and in car footage to go through, so after a bit of recovery time I'm gonna start fishing through it all and sorting out making some clips for your enjoyment. Stay tuned!

    Race report on the way as well!

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    This year's lineup of cars and teams in the race! A Fart-rrari, Top Gun, 5th time lucky... and of course Hooncorp x GTPlanet!!!
     
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    Some of those stickers on the cars reminded me of this very British one I saw on a Mini at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival a few years ago.

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    ....and, great thread @Nismonath5 :tup::cheers:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    Also @Pete05 see the little yellow Suzuki Ignis returns, this time dressed up as a taxi (And with all body panels intact!)
     
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    You couldn’t possibly recognise that as the same car.

    They probably realised they’d get better fuel economy with improved aerodynamics.
     
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    The center seat gave it away. :sly:

    Turns out they're actually quite the regular at Lemons. They always enter as a different theme, but the team name (and car) is always the same. They're called "LeMorons?"
     
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    They might be a good bunch of blokes & play fair on track so, I won’t judge a Racecar by its...err....cover.
     
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    While the race report gets written up, and the video gets made, look at our baby... :D

     
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    :lol:
     
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    We took a bit of time to pull the cars apart (figuratively and literally) and inspect the damage from Lemons. And there's a fair bit to cover! :lol:
     
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    Before every Lemons race, Nik Brown, the Judge, goes over each and every car and ensures that they're true Lemons.

    Watch what he had to say about the Commodore (and one of our drivers)! ;) :lol:
     
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    The video's coming along nicely! Taking a while, but a rather full schedule limits my time in the editing studio. Check out the trailer though! :sly:
     
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    So, Hooncorp now has an Esports team.... Kind of?

    I've teamed up with fellow racer and good mate of mine INXILEGTRNZ to take on the Super Formula NZ Series!!! We decided to run as team Hooncorp, meaning that technically Hooncorp's now involved in Esports.

    Want to see how we did? Here's the race footage!!! Race 1 starts at 31:00, and race 2 starts at 1:22:00.



    Alternatively, if you want onboard footage, here's my replays!


     
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    It's been a bit quiet here. But rest assured, we've been hard at work!

    Unfortunately, we will not be contesting the September 2019 Lemons. We've done the last five Lemons in a row, since we lost the Lucino at Taupo, the Commodore at Hampton Downs and the Pulsar suffered a smash too, we're gonna skip an event and take the time to really fix them all properly, rather than rush to get them race ready.

    There is still plenty more Hooncorp content on the way, the Documentary is still in the works and we're working on it each opportunity we get, plus the Hooncorp Winter Gokart Challenge is back!!! More on that soon. :sly:
     
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    STILL going through all the footage from the 24hr (That's right, we have so much footage from the race that I'm still finding new bits and pieces two months on!), and found this one that was too good not to share. The green light and first fly-by from all the cars in the race, shot by Josh White!
     
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    It's back for 2019!!!

    The Hooncorp / Petrolfumes Winter Gokart Challenge!!!

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    The Winter motorsports activity that's gone from a speedway off-season funtime to an intense karting endurance challenge starring a who's who of New Zealand speedway drivers and families!

    The premise of the event is brutally simple! 20 teams of five drivers are divided into two groups of ten. Each group faces off on a different night, where the top five teams from each night will go on to contest the grand final night that will determine the champions! Each qualifier night consists of five 20 lap sprint races (One for each driver of the team), and two 100 lap races where each driver must have a turn in the kart!

    Originally starting out as a series that toured the various karting facilities around Auckland, the Winter Challenge will be exclusively at Xtreme Indoor Gokarts this year. With a two-storey track layout including a high speed cambered ramp up, and a short sharp ramp down, the racing here is unpredictable and always down to the wire!!!

    There'll be a write up after the qualifying rounds have concluded. After that, we'll know who's going through to the finals!
     
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    With the qualifiers done and dusted, we now know the teams going through to the finals!!!

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    1. Fast Lane
    2. Dirt Busters
    3. Daytona
    4. Limes
    5. Hooncorp
    6. Bangers
    7. Petrolfumes
    8. Wam
    9. MMR
    10. Drunk

    TuMEKE (Reserve)
    Way2EZ (Reserve)

    The finals go down September 14, expect these teams to put up some of the closest, fastest, most ferocious kart racing in Auckland!
     
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    We might not have been racing at the latest Lemons race, but that didn't stop us from going along and causing some trouble! :D
     
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    Ladies and gentlemen. After many months of work, in between juggling two jobs, a racing career, a social life, etc... THE DOCO IS FINALLY HERE!!!

    This is the full, feature length, raw and real account of the Hooncorp x GTPlanet team who took on the 24hr Lemons in May this year. This is the race, the ups, the downs, and the spectacle, all compiled and worked for your viewing pleasure. And now it's finished!!!!

    Being our first such production, I know it's not exactly Hollywood, but I hope you guys all enjoy!!!

    Now grab the popcorn and have a watch!!! :sly:

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    Just in case you were wondering, we're Kings of the mountain...

    We just won the first race of the Rush Sim Racing King Of The Mountain event!! This in-house esports competition is held on iRacing in full, no-expense spared sim racing rigs! Using V8 Supercars at the sacred Bathurst circuit, Mike and I managed to nab the win and secure a spot in the next stage of the event!!

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