Was taking it easy letting things pan out for the first few laps. Three guys in front of me were trying their damndest to wreck each other down the front straight and into Turn 1, so I stayed low to keep out of the mess I was expecting and it just came around and then snapped back across on me, I landed on Dreschler's car as I came back down.
Post by Martin Lacina on Feb 28, 2021 19:26:16 GMT
It could be not so bad race for me if my wheel will not decide to stop working. In the practice, qualy, warmup no issue and when i appeared on track for race my wheel, peddals completely dead. After the AMS restart wheel normaly work. And now please explain to me what happened?
Post by Michael Drechsler on Feb 28, 2021 19:26:21 GMT
Oh dear, another waste of a good evening. Q went relatively fine, could even shave off another 8/100s from yesterday evening, but I spun on my second lap, qualified 18th, my start was rather slow and it quckly went from 18 to 21, I did not have much of an idea what the car is like in traffic, and I had a pretty scary moment in lap 2. So soon, there was a sizeable gap to the cars in front of me, I've been waiting for my own ride to settle in, I saw another car airborne and tried to anticipate where it's going to land, and yes! I was right there Well, at least I completed two laps more than at Silverstone. With a bit of practice, it may well be 3 at Monaco! #goalsinlife
Pretty decent race until the metal circus started... First I got STOP&GO, I don't know why.. I entered under the first yellow, PITS were open, so, I just cant figure out why I got it. Then I reentered to serve the penalty under yellow. Idiot. Tires changed again. Then I reentered when green went out, after few laps. Overbraked my tires and flatend them.. Then another yellow occurred so I reentered to change the tires. Again. Ok, the race finally started. Then somebody was having disco night on the back straight, and I avoided him. Nice pole dance btw. But upon avoiding it, my Lighting realized it is the famous P-38 Lightning, and flew off!! Oh, dear. I managed to get to PITS. Repaired the car. Started to exit pits. My headphones decided to die. Battery out. I was trying to connect the charger, to avoid the avalanche of cars roaring behind me. Forgot to shift to 2nd gear. And so it goes with the flames.
Post by August Watring on Feb 28, 2021 20:11:24 GMT
Had my best qualifying yet and felt I had a very strong car on for a Top 10 or maybe Top 5. Was looking forward to this race until we took the green flag. Some folks were very wild out there with their lines. It's a shame I blew an engine and collected Ryan Walker up in the incident. Ryan, I'm really sorry about what happened.
After rewatching a bit of the race, I also have to apologize to Big Al for getting into him when passing a lapped car.
Post by Jacob Fredriksson on Feb 28, 2021 20:33:12 GMT
Need a word with USAC man. Got a penalty for passing under yellow (I didn't). Before that there was a situation where a bunch of cars was told to pass me under safety car conditions. Some confusion ensued and I got caught a lap down. Managed to get it back, but still hecking annoying. I know, I know, those split second decisions are not anyones fault other than the machineries underneath, but when it decides your entire result, I am, as you might understand, rather frustrated.
Anyway, I must really congratulate my teammate David Jaques on his win tonight! That car was not supposed to do well here, but he squeezed every last drop of potential out of that Wildcat. Well done!
I tried to approach a very conservative race and my two goals were finishing and not causing trouble. As far I'm sure first one hasn't been achieved as I blew my engine out on a restart, I hope second one was accomplished though. I enjoyed every bit of time at the track today so thank you all. Also appreciate setup which was made available here as it helped me a lot.
"Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut" - Cohen, Jimmy - Goodfellas ------------------------------------------------------ #25 Interscope Racing - USAC 78 #17 Barclay Arrows BMW - F1 1986
Had my best qualifying yet and felt I had a very strong car on for a Top 10 or maybe Top 5. Was looking forward to this race until we took the green flag. Some folks were very wild out there with their lines. It's a shame I blew an engine and collected Ryan Walker up in the incident. Ryan, I'm really sorry about what happened. Here's hoping for a better weekend at Trenton.
No problem August. I wasn't sure if you were going low or high to let me through after blowing your engine. No hard feelings from me.
Just wanted to latch this slow-ass caboose of a car onto a train and see where it took me.
But was often surrounded by some Bizarre, spastic behavior by a few gamers playing open wheel bumper cars Had little interest in fighting these people, but all their erratic swerving kept putting me ahead of them, and despite offering little resistance in returning my old pile of shat to the back of the line, I was often kicked punched or elbowed aside repeatedly receiving damage to both rear corners.
Got myself caught, coasting into a shrinking window in the middle of last corner when a couple of cars down by apron slowed abrubtly and another up high, avoided a move from apron car but the high car and I made light contact, and I ended up skewered by the end of the Pitlane Armco.
Results and replay are up. I will be updating the points after I have a Coors
Make sure you grab some extra Colorado Kool-ades before you head back to Michigan. Back in 78 they didn't sell it east of Texas.
Was good to get back on track for the todays race. I knew I was going to be in the back, I just didn't realize how off pace I was. Was hoping to check off two goals. First was finish and second to stay out of trouble. Reved up the engine too much in the draft and blew it up. Congrats to David and any one else that survived.
I found a bit of speed with the car here and it was just enough to take pole position. A good start to the race running in the top four while maintaining my fuel usage until the first pitstops. After that the yellows allowed turning up the boost and was able to run at the front until I ran a bit wide in someones wake and hit the wall, the damage wasn't bad and I was still at front running pace. At the final pitstop I forgot to turn off damage repair and had wait for 60+ seconds . After that it was just run flat out and I made it back to a 6th place finish. I only saw good close and clean racing, , very enjoyable.
Well done David Jaques 1st , Adam Hackman 2nd and Jason White 3rd.
Thanks for the broadcast it was top notch again . I watched it straight after the race.
We had been having quite reasonable races before, so it is somewhat shocking that certain people decided to behave like hooligans just where it was more dangerous and uncalled for. The high banked superspeedways like Texas and Michigan are dangerous places, not exactly intended to be running in a pack shooting by the car in front all the time using the draft just to be passed again at the next straight because you lack the pace to stay ahead. Nor is it reasonable to shoot thanks to the draft for the inside and then slide up with the inevitable understeer and block -or even collect- someone as base overtaking technique. The sensible thing here was to take it really easy because in real life you could easily DIE by doing anything wrong. But no, we can't die in the game, so let's behave like idiots and jockey for position with faster cars and go three and four wide into corners because what the hell, life is short enough to pass on some fun, uh? To add insult to injuury, it was clearly evident that many people had ZERO preparation, just borrowed the setup I posted and thought themselves "No need to prepare, how hard can it be with just two left turns and flat all around? my talent suffices!".
I'm going to be very clear about this, we do not spend a shitload of hours in creating tracks and physics and organizing events just to be another league hosting people that do not prepare races, are not interested in understanding the dynamics of what we are recreating in the most possible faithful way, and think that banging wheels and doing banzai moves, blocking as if there was no tomorrow or being complety careless to the point of even racing the lapping leader cars is what is expected here on sunday evening. Sorry but no. There are enough places on the internet to do that, and it will certainly not be tolerated here. Being slow and being stupidly careless are quite different things, you should not be ashamed of the first but the second will get you out of this league soon enough. When things arrive to a point where driving with the AI bots is safer than with some people here, you know it's time to put and end to this.
Really enjoyed this race and probably the most comfortable I've felt racing on ovals so far this season. Was making progress through the field slowly and just keeping out of trouble until disaster struck on lap 50 (I think) when August blew his engine and had nowhere to go and ran into the back of him but it was just a racing incident and no hard feelings with him as I said yesterday.
Now, normally I don't get frustrated but feel I have to get it off my chest. I wasn't majorly happy with some of the crap driving from some people and I agree with Alberto after watching the replay today and I thought the driving standards from some people was pretty poor.
Also, I am not a fan of people turning up to races with no practice and honestly wish a rule was put in place that requires you to do a certain amount of laps before the race or you don't get to race.
Reading some of the comments about the lackluster driving back in the pack, I realize how different a race it was for those of us up at the front. Still some scary moments here and there, but much calmer compared to other people's experiences.
Adam and I worked on the PC6 setup over two weeks and had the car in good shape. I only chose to lead a good chunk of the race to get out of dirty air (correctly assumed by Mr. Wilks), and it did help keep me focused and consistent. First pit stop almost ended in a collision with Mikey; he was exiting his pit box as I was pulling into mine, just ahead. Jumped on the brakes and still had a decent stop, albeit a few seconds slower. Had some really tense battles with David Sabre; he really drove an excellent race; too bad about the repair snafu at the end.
The final stop was the one that set me back a bit; taking on 4 tires for 25 laps of racing, in retrospect, may not have been the best move. 20 seconds in the pit box and difficulty selecting gears on the way out relegated me to 4th. Turned up the boost and passed Jacob for 3rd. Wanted to chase down Adam, but my oil temp was getting dangerously high, and I decided to play it safe.
2nd and 3rd for the Captain in Texas. Great result, lots of fun, and totally makes up for the abysmal Ontario race. On to the kidney bean!