[VRR][B-SPEC] 2017 Straight Talk IndyCar Series Season

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  1. amaterasu

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    "With how the race went, I think a fourth place is definitely something I can bow my head to. I think that there are rough questions that need to be asked now about if Chevy are ever going to be competitive enough to win these things. With full power and fuel burning, I couldn't get close to the 15 car, yet when I was ahead, he'd fly by in a corner. That's embarassing for everyone at GM and really the teams, because I don't think we ever had a chance of winning it between Ferrari and Honda running roughshod. We need some answers, and we need to find out if anyone in the Chevy stable is capable of putting together a championship run. If not, then we need to throw ideas into how we can improve."
     
  2. RESHIRAM5

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    Indy 500 this year was hectic to say the least, a lot of big contenders for the championship got eliminated early while #90 had to go through the entire race without a rear wing.

    However one team that was happy with today was Rainbow Road Racing, whose driver Kevin Ritter scores into the Top 10 reaching 7th place, their highest placed finish with good timing in the double points round

    "We couldn't ask for a better time to enter the high positions" says RRR leader R.5. "Ritter really showed his worth today and couldn't be more proud, we struggled at the start entering a lap down but we were able to get decent pace to overtake as many cars who joined us as possible and more importantly was able to survive the distant without a scratch, granted, I won't lie, we almost had heart attacks during the accidents".

    However despite the celebrations they are still not done, they still have a few points to go in order to enter the Top 24 pre-qualifying reserved spots now at 25th position
     
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  3. Luis Torres

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    Stefan, you were this close of saving your career today. Does this finish mean a lot to you after the season you've had?

    "We had a tremendous car and I didn't get it done when it mattered most. I hate it for the team, hate it for Miller Genuine Draft and everyone involved. This was my greatest chance of making a statement that I belong in this series. If only I would've made my move with less than 5 to go, I think I had it in the bag, but dammit! This is not Birmingham, this the Indy flippin' 500 and I blew it!"

    Does it sting more failing to qualify as many times as you have or finishing second at Indy?

    "What do you think? 2nd at Indy is as bad as failing to make the race. It's not good enough. Just not good enough. Thanks."

    POST RACE CONFERENCE:
    "It was a gut wrenching race. Worried about the horrible wreck. Hope nobody was hurt from the big wreck. That looked awful seeing racing particles on the track. Besides that, today's performance was an indication that there's some hope for this season, but nothing else matters. I finished second. That's not good enough to save my career. Havoline is leaving, so there's that but MGD is what I'm concerned and I'm afraid I blew it. I don't think they'll be back. You never know with sponsors."

    "Regarding 2018, I have a decision made up, but just waiting to put the final touches on some sponsorship contracts. Besides that, I will be back racing in this series. Just won't announce my team just yet, but it will happen and based on what happened, it may have convince them that I'm a valuable racer. I'm looking forward to get 2017 over and begin next season with a clean slate and represent the beautiful city of La Jolla, not La Joel and maybe win the 500 next year."

    "Going forward, I think we need to win at least another race. If I can't, then I'll just stare at the beautiful women, lusting for other men and just have some drinks during sunset at the cove. I have to take care of some things because I'm not fully satisfied with my career. I'm a racer. Winning is in my blood. Anything less is a disappointment. However, things can only get better and just have to look at it that way. Top 5 in the standings, can't complain. Better than just being inside the top 15. It's a great points day. There's my positive outlook. Take care."
     
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  4. Eva

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    Toronto and Watkins Glen races being uploaded to Mediafire for the crew this week.
     
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  5. RESHIRAM5

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    Did these take place before or after Indy?
     
  6. Eva

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    After. All of the races we upload come chronologically unless stated otherwise. These will be rounds 10-12, while Indy was round 8. Vancouver won't be uploaded due to the unexciting race and schedule constraints with making the rest of the season.
     
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  7. RESHIRAM5

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    Alright, that explains the Shanghai one being different :lol:
     
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    They are supposed to be doing the Toronto races tonight with a livestream for radio to boot. Will they? No idea.
     
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    Video is unavailable.
     
  12. BKGlover

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    Disregard. GTP's acting up tonight.
     
  13. Eva

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    For those wondering what is currently going on, Nas' computer has hit the fan again, which has once again put everything video wise to a standstill. The entire season has been run, and recorded. And November 18th will see the full results be released so we can move full steam ahead to 2018. But I do want to get several more 2017 races out before the 2018 Monster Shootout.
     
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  14. Eva

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    Unloading a lot of stats to end the season.
    1st: Andrew Draco/603 pts. @Kingofweasles
    2nd: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine/550 pts. @PinkKitty13
    3rd: Kunimitsu Kino****a/538 pts. @KuniKino****a
    4th: Mark Santos (R)/537 pts. @ukfan758
    5th: Matheus Michelin (R)/532 pts. @Michelin
    6th: Nico Costa-Monteiro/529 pts. @Niku Driver HC
    7th: Alex Rivera/515 pts. @DcrRaikkonen
    8th: Stephanie Porter-Kelley/500 pts. @amaterasu
    9th: Michael White (R)/470 pts. @Whitetail
    10th: Ray Taylor (R)/467 pts. @Eh Team
    11th: Diego Jaramillo/454 pts. @Suzumiya
    12th: Adrian Ragus (R)/454 pts. @YayoiGT2
    13th: Patrick Marcelli (R)/446 pts. @Formidable
    14th: Simon Bell (R)/444 pts. @optiongamers
    15th: Jacob Descoteau/439 pts. @GTRacer22
    16th: B.K. Glover/436 pts. @BKGlover
    17th: Alan Herrera/436 pts. @AJHG1000
    18th: Sakura Ishibashi/429 pts. @Sakura
    19th: William Manor (R)/426 pts. @Pezzarinho17
    20th: Camyron Jackson/410 pts. @RACECAR
    21st: Nii Aryeetey (R)/396 pts. @GranTurismo916
    22nd: Ryan Perlstein/396 pts. @catamount39
    23rd: Kaylee Zappa (R)/392 pts. @quietgirl
    24th: Nicole Liechti (R)/382 pts. @Eva
    25th: Stefan Montana (R)/363 pts. @Luis Torres
    26th: Thomas Rogers/352 pts. @tbwhhs
    27th: Kevin Ritter (R)/349 pts. @RESHIRAM5
    28th: Sebastian Devereux/323 pts. @nascarfan1400
    29th: Gary Slater/323 pts. @AudiMan2011
    30th: Matthew Evans/300 pts. @swiftsmith
    31st: Jerome Torres (R)/288 pts. @Antares26
    32nd: Hugo Del Prete/260 pts. @DurWinning
    33rd: Aaron van der Linden/179 pts. @aarror
    34th: Pedro Harsk/127 pts. @Harsk100
    35th: Jacob Birmingham/112 pts. @vetteman24
    36th: Clayton Hardy/90 pts. @Clayton Hardy
    37th: E.C. Gadget (R)/76 pts. @ECGadget
    38th: Mohammad Ahmed/76 pts. @Smurfybug
    39th: Steven Gnash/62 pts. @Aesthetics
    40th: Astrid Krane (R)/57 pts. @nascarfan1400
    41st: Behrris Windross/44 pts. @NearCptNitro
    42nd: Tyler Parker (R)/34 pts. @Zooparker
    2017 VRR IndyCar World Champion ($1,000,000 to team and driver): Andrew Draco (First Championship)
    2017 VRR IndyCar Team Champion ($1,000,000 to team): Polaris Motorsports
    2017 VRR IndyCar Engine Cup Winner($250,000 per team): Honda
    2017 VRR IndyCar Rookie of the Year ($500,000 to team and driver): Mark Santos
    2017 Indianapolis 500 Champion: Kunimitsu Kino****a (Second 500 Win)
    2017 VRR IndyCar Pole Award ($500,000 to team and driver): Nicole Liechti (8 poles)
    2017 VRR IndyCar Race Winner Award ($500,000 to team and driver): Andrew Draco and Mark Santos (3 wins each)
    2017 VRR IndyCar Most Laps Led Award ($250,000 to team and driver): Jamie Ngaire-Jardine (525 laps)
    2017 VRR IndyCar Race Completionist Award ($250,000 to team and driver): Simon Bell (24 of 26 races completed)
    Round 1: Foster's Indy 250 at Calder Park Thunderdome
    Pole Sitter: #77: Andrew Draco (2)
    Most Laps Led: #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro
    Podium: 1st) #11: Alex Rivera 2nd) #7: Patrick Marcelli (R) 3rd) #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro
    Round 2: San Miguel Indy Grand Prix of Mabalacat at Clark International Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (1)
    Most Laps Led: #90: Mark Santos (R)
    Podium: 1st) #90: Mark Santos (R) 2nd) #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro 3rd) #55: Ryan Perlstein
    Round 3: IBM Indy Grand Prix of Shanghai at Shanghai International Circuit
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (2)
    Most Laps Led: #77: Andrew Draco
    Podium: 1st) #77: Andrew Draco 2nd) #83: Pedro Harsk 3rd) #79: B.K. Glover
    Round 4: Panasonic Indy 300 at Auto Club Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #37: William Manor (R) (1)
    Most Laps Led: #1: Stephanie Porter-Kelley
    Podium: 1st) #43: Ray Taylor (R) 2nd) #30: Matheus Michelin (R) 3rd) #3: Sakura Ishibashi
    Round 5: Skype Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #11: Alex Rivera (1)
    Most Laps Led: #28: Stefan Montana (R)
    Podium: 1st) #28: Stefan Montana (R) 2nd) #90: Mark Santos (R) 3rd) #10: Gary Slater
    Round 6: Wal-Mart Indy Grand Prix of Lexington at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (3)
    Most Laps Led: #77: Andrew Draco
    Podium: 1st) #77: Andrew Draco 2nd) #81: Nicole Liechti (R) 3rd) #37: William Manor (R)
    Round 7: American Heart Association 600 at Kentucky Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (4)
    Most Laps Led: #11: Alex Rivera
    Podium: 1st) #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro 2nd) #19: Camyron Jackson 3rd) #90: Mark Santos (R)
    Round 8: 2017 VRR Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #77: Andrew Draco (3)
    Most Laps Led: #18: Kunimitsu Kino****a
    Podium: 1st) #18: Kunimitsu Kino****a 2nd) #28: Stefan Montana (R) 3rd) #15: Nii Aryeetey (R)
    Round 9: Molson Indy 250 at Vancouver International Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #3: Sakura Ishibashi (1)
    Most Laps Led: #9: Michael White (R)
    Podium: 1st) #9: Michael White (R) 2nd) #51: Alan Herrera 3rd) #19: Camyron Jackson
    Round 10: Molson Indy Toronto Race 1 at Exhibition Place
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (5)
    Most Laps Led: #81: Nicole Liechti (R)
    Podium: 1st) #80: Sebastian Devereux 2nd) #1: Stephanie Porter-Kelley 3rd) #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine
    Round 11: Molson Indy Toronto Race 2 at Exhibition Place
    Pole Sitter: Not Awarded
    Most Laps Led: #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro
    Podium: 1st) #30: Matheus Michelin (R) 2nd) #37: William Manor (R) 3rd) #9: Michael White (R)
    Round 12: Cheez It Indy Grand Prix of Watkins Glen at Watkins Glen International
    Pole Sitter: #26: Jerome Torres (1)
    Most Laps Led: #81: Nicole Liechti (R)
    Podium: 1st) #81: Nicole Liechti (R) 2nd) #16: Kaylee Zappa (R) 3rd) #77: Andrew Draco
    Round 13: Pepsi Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #16: Kaylee Zappa (R) (1)
    Most Laps Led: #64: Kevin Ritter (R)
    Podium: 1st) #4: Diego Jaramillo 2nd) #13: Simon Bell (R) 3rd) #77: Andrew Draco
    Round 14: Chevrolet Indy 500 at Michigan International Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #86: Adrian Ragus (R) (1)
    Most Laps Led: #11: Alex Rivera
    Podium: 1st) #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro 2nd) #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine 3rd) #23: E.C. Gadget (R)
    Round 15: Lipton Indy 250 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #18: Kunimitsu Kino****a (2)
    Most Laps Led: #16: Kaylee Zappa (R)
    Podium: 1st) #16: Kaylee Zappa (R) 2nd) #86: Adrian Ragus (R) 3rd) #51: Alan Herrera
    Round 16: Hershey's Indy 500 at Pocono Raceway
    Pole Sitter: #27: Aaron van der Linden (1)
    Most Laps Led: #4: Diego Jaramillo
    Podium: 1st) #4: Diego Jaramillo 2nd) #77: Andrew Draco 3rd) #86: Adrian Ragus (R)
    Round 17: Ford Indy 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #10: Gary Slater (2)
    Most Laps Led: #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine
    Podium: 1st) #16: Kaylee Zappa (R) 2nd) #37: William Manor (R) 3rd) #9: Michael White (R)
    Round 18: Sunoco Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway
    Pole Sitter: #77: Andrew Draco (4)
    Most Laps Led: #2: Thomas Rogers
    Podium: 1st) #2: Thomas Rogers 2nd) #18: Kunimitsu Kino****a 3rd) #3: Sakura Ishibashi
    Round 19: Sargento Indy Grand Prix of Wisconsin at Road America
    Pole Sitter: #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine (3)
    Most Laps Led: #77: Andrew Draco
    Podium: 1st) #79: B.K. Glover 2nd) #77: Andrew Draco 3rd) #30: Matheus Michelin (R)
    Round 20: Canon Indy Grand Prix of Magny-Cours at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours
    Pole Sitter: #77: Andrew Draco (5)
    Most Laps Led: #77: Andrew Draco
    Podium: 1st) #43: Ray Taylor (R) 2nd) #3: Sakura Ishibashi 3rd) #66: Jacob Descoteau
    Round 21: Audi Indy 300 at EuroSpeedway Lausitz
    Pole Sitter: #1: Stephanie Porter-Kelley (5)
    Most Laps Led: #30: Matheus Michelin (R)
    Podium: 1st) #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine 2nd) #30: Matheus Michelin (R) 3rd) #19: Camyron Jackson
    Round 22: Audi Indy Grand Prix of Masaryk at Automotodrom Brno
    Pole Sitter: #18: Kunimitsu Kino****a (2)
    Most Laps Led: #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine
    Podium: 1st) #66: Jacob Descoteau 2nd) #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine 3rd) #37: William Manor (R)
    Round 23: EnergoPetrol Indy Grand Prix of Sarajevo at Sarajevo International Circuit
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (6)
    Most Laps Led: #81: Nicole Liechti (R)
    Podium: 1st) #90: Mark Santos (R) 2nd) #1: Stephanie Porter-Kelley 3rd) #19: Camyron Jackson
    Round 24: Spotify Indy 250 at Phoenix International Raceway
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (7)
    Most Laps Led: #51: Alan Herrera
    Podium: 1st) #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine 2nd) #7: Patrick Marcelli (R) 3rd) #27: Aaron van der Linden
    Round 25: Firestone Indy Grand Prix of St. Louis at Gateway Motorsports Park
    Pole Sitter: #81: Nicole Liechti (R) (8)
    Most Laps Led: #81: Nicole Liechti (R)
    Podium: 1st) #77: Andrew Draco 2nd) #51: Alan Herrera 3rd) #81: Nicole Liechti (R)
    Round 26: 2017 VRR World Championship at Auto Club Speedway
    Pole Sitter: #48: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine (4)
    Most Laps Led: #1: Stephanie Porter-Kelley
    Podium: 1st) #90: Mark Santos (R) 2nd) #1: Stephanie Porter-Kelley 3rd) #76: Nico Costa-Monteiro
    3 Wins: Alan Herrera, Jamie Ngaire-Jardine, Andrew Draco, Mark Santos
    2 Wins: Jett Raven, Stephanie Porter-Kelley, Clayton Hardy, Hugo Del Prete, Kunimitsu Kino****a, Nico Costa-Monteiro, Diego Jaramillo, Kaylee Zappa, Thomas Rogers, B.K. Glover, Ray Taylor, Jacob Descoteau
    1 Win: Pedro Harsk, Aaron van der Linden, Steven Gnash, Jesus Cristobal, Jacob Birmingham, Behrris Windross, Evangeline Porter, Treven Robie, Gary Slater, Alex Rivera, Stefan Montana, Michael White, Sebastian Devereux, Matheus Michelin, Nicole Liechti
    8 Poles: Nicole Liechti
    5 Poles: Andrew Draco, Stephanie Porter-Kelley
    4 Poles: Jamie Ngaire-Jardine
    3 Poles: Clayton Hardy
    2 Poles: Evangeline Porter, Alex Rivera, Gary Slater, Kunimitsu Kino****a
    1 Pole: B.K. Glover, Jett Raven, Alan Herrera, Thomas Rogers, Treven Robie, Ryan Perlstein, Camyron Jackson, Pedro Harsk, Jesus Cristobal, Sebastian Devereux, William Manor, Sakura Ishibashi, Jerome Torres, Kaylee Zappa, Adrian Ragus, Aaron van der Linden
    Team: Year End Prize Funds (Total Funds For Team At End of Season)
    Big Blue Motorsports: $2,000,000 ($3,100,000)
    Black Rose Racing: $6,000,000 ($11,950,000)
    Cat Devil Racing: $4,250,000 ($16,675,000)
    Cherokee Motorsports: $1,000,000 ($19,025,000)
    Ecurie Ecosse: $0 ($2,550,000)
    Eiffel Tower Racing: $250,000 ($310,000)
    Equipe Charma Transatlantica: $2,000,000 ($3,500,000)
    Impulse Racing: $1,000,000 ($6,325,000)
    Perl Speed GP: $1,000,000 ($13,150,000)
    Polaris Motorsports: $5,250,000 ($21,750,000)
    Rainbow Road Racing: $0 ($405,000)
    Scuderia Rabia Furiosa: $2,000,000 ($4,900,000)
    Sovereign Motorsports: $1,000,000 ($2,835,000)
    Starion Motorsports: $2,000,000 ($5,100,000)
    Swift Autosport: $0 ($930,000)
    Team Kate Upton: $2,000,000 ($6,485,000)
     
  15. BKGlover

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    Top 5 at the end of 2016, barely top half of 2017. Another win, sure, but with what was done in the offseason it should have been far more competitive. At least Ragus and Taylor did finish ahead of me.

    *Engineer side engaged*

    What were the final manufacturer's standings...more to the point, how many times did the Fords break?
     
  16. AudiMan2011

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    This season was even worse than the last one. Doesn't bode well for future seasons.
     
  17. catamount39

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    What's the livery due date?
     
  18. Eva

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    For 2018? At least a primary scheme and the pit box are due on the 30th.
     
  19. BKGlover

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    I have your Amazon car for this season still, I can modify it for next season in short order unless you already got RACECAR to do it.
     
  20. catamount39

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    I haven't, if you could do that that would be great, since it was a good scheme and I think we'll run it again (just with our new sponsorships). I'll pm you about details.
     
  21. Kingofweasles

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    Thanks for sneakily putting up the first Toronto race vid @Eva .
     
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