Post by bullet66 (Ryan Soucy) on Nov 18, 2020 15:37:26 GMT
Congrats Jason, good to have you back (sort of). You kind of ran off with it once you slipped by me...
I am pretty dum. I screwed up twice, once that worked against me but one that worked for me. I completely miscalculated the number of laps we would do in 50 minutes and filled my car hoping to not stop at all. I realized after 20 minutes that my math was horrible wrong and set up a pit stop. I didn't realize that the pit menu looks for fuel to add, not fuel level to add to, and I ended up getting a lot more fuel than I planned. But with luck, I needed it all and ran out of fuel during post-race burnouts.
This was a fun track. I couldn't get hooked up like I did in practice, I think I was being too conservative since I found a dirt-tracking method that worked really well in practice. I couldn't get the car hooked up in qualy, the car likes a big fuel load for rotation, but it kills speed on acceleration. During the race, I was pleased to hang onto the tail of Joe at the beginning, it would have played well into my would-be no-stop strategy. But then I spun letting Jason by and realized I needed to pit. I was diskombobulated at that point. But a couple laps after my pit stop and to the end I hit a really nice groove and was having fun out there.
Great series. Good car and track choices. Very challenging but immersive. I might have to take season off, I joined this one for fun but ended up really concentrating and trying hard. My hamstring on my brake leg cramped up this morning, likely an aftereffect of last night...
Congrats on the win, Jason! I'll have to watch the replay to see how you did it, because I didn't see you the whole race :-)
And Ryan, you're too YOUNG to blame a hammie on an online race -- we likely will have some time between this and the next series, so you've got plenty of time to stretch it back out, I would think. Hope to see you in the upcoming series.
I had a blast last night, at some points laughing hard enough to destroy my concentration. I didn't q, as my atonement for messing up Jerry and Bob's race the previous race by losing it on lap 2. But lap 1 this time was fun, trying not to bump into Bob as he was trying to pass Jerry, but since I was watching them both I took my cue from Jerry...he flubbed the final turn of the lap, and I ran into the gravel as well. I got out faster, without damage, but he must have gotten damage since I lapped him on lap 4 or 5 (thanks for the wave by, my friend). Martin had gone off on the first lap, and I knew it was only a matter or time before he caught back up to me, which he did on lap 5; I had a ton of fun racing you, sir, and appreciate the respect you showed me, even though you were faster -- I returned the favor by not blocking you. Of course, Martin got by me, but only a lap or two later it appeared that he tagged Joe in T2 and I entered that turn and took a hard right to try to miss Joe, which almost worked, but I caught his front fender, spinning him into Bob's path (I think). Tried to catch Martin, and noticed his connection warped, so he had to pass me AGAIN. At this point I'm laughing and as a consequence drag my lefts onto the grass, letting him by. And for the rest of my race, it was me vs Bob, who was persistent as all hell. Bob, that was some fun stuff! And after the pit stops, coming back from almost 6 seconds behind me to finish right on my butt at the s/f tells me that we'll have some good races to look forward to.
All in all, I've enjoyed this series. But it took me a number of races to figure out the car. I hope that wherever MNRL goes next, whatever sim or mod is decided upon, that we will have longer series, maybe 10-12 races per. That will make for less work for the admins, and will give slower learners like me a chance to perform better. But I do thank everyone for both the efforts, and for being such good competitors.
Post by Jerry Hamilton on Nov 22, 2020 0:47:47 GMT
Phooey! The race before this I got caught up in a second lap accident that essentially finished my race. This race I did even better. On the first lap I locked up a front tire going into the last corner resulting in terminal understeer and glancing contact with the wall. When I got back on track the HUD said the LF tire was flat and I had to go all the way around the track to get to the pits.
In all the practice I did I never locked up the front in that corner. I couldn't believe the glancing contact could destroy the tire. Looking at the replay showed the LF fender bent in towards the tire. Maybe it cut the sidewall.
A very disappointing way to end the series.
Congrats to the Youngsters (1.Ryan 2.Joe 3.Jason) and the Oldsters (1.Steve 2.Aaron 3.Peter) who finished on the podium of the Ford v Ferrari Tribute Series.
Wow, what a race that was. I've always like Brands Hatch, but I've always had a very hard time with this course, and I just couldn't get comfortable. But I had a great time battling with Aaron as he mentioned above, we had some great dogfighting that lasted many laps! I really enjoyed this GT40, I can see myself joyriding with this mod in the future.
It was a tight points race most of the season, and I think I had a chance at being on that podium if I hadn't biffed a few races. But look at that points spread, 3rd thru 6th there's less than 10 points difference! Good stuff!
Joe, as always thanks for hosting this, I know it's got to be a lot of effort to give us a place to play. FWIW, I'm not going anywhere as long as MNRL is racing, I'll follow over to RF2 if that's where it goes! I've got a friend practicing with his new wheel setup, I know he wants to race with us but he's nervous about his skills (we all know how that steep that initial wheel learning curve is).
Bob, tell your friend there's absolutely no reason for him to be hesitant about signing up to race with the MNRL guys. Heck, they've put up with folks like me (slow, but steady), several guys who couldn't finish a race if their lives depended upon it, up-and-coming teens who learned self-control with the MNRL, etc. Let him know that no matter what facet of online racing, there's lots of folks in the MNRL who can help, and that he's quite welcome to join in the fun.