3rd Annual GB100 GP Endurance Race - Jan. 1, 2012 8:00 PM EST

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#1 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -


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#2 Edited by Trace (3553 posts) -

^^^ YOU DON'T REALLY NEED TO VOTE ANYMORE! TOP GEAR TEST TRACK WON, AND THE GB100 IS OVER! ^^^

This Sunday, we're continuing a New Year's Day tradition filled with extra-intense races for personal glory and prizes. The GB100 has returned, and this year, we're going multi-class!

The 3rd Annual GB100 Grand Prix Endurance Race

WHERE: Forza Motorsport 4 online

WHEN: January 1st, 2012, 8:00 PM EST (check other time zones here). Lobby/party will open up around 7:30 PM EST for mucking around.

HOW TO JOIN:

  1. If you're in the Giant Bomb car club, you're set! Just wait for an invite (and be sure to let me know if it doesn't work).
  2. Otherwise, send a friend request to GiantBomb Forza (unless you already have that OR Laz PsEG on your friends list). When the time comes around, I'll start a lobby and invite everyone I see in Forza 4. If possible, feel free to join my lobby without an invite!
  3. If you'd really like the ability to easily join the lobby on your own, you can send Laz PsEG a friend request, as well, but at least let me know what it's for if you don't think I'll know who you are by gamertag alone.

In the incredibly unlikely event more than sixteen people show up, the order will be first come, first served, with Race Night Regulars getting invites first.

THE RACES:

As voted on by you and the rest of the Giant Bomb community in the poll above:

  • Race 1: F Class & A Class, Top Gear Test Track, 22 laps
  • Race 2: E Class & S Class, Top Gear Test Track, 22 laps
  • Race 3: D Class & R3 Class, Top Gear Test Track, 22 laps
  • Race 4: C Class & R2 Class, Top Gear Test Track, 22 laps
  • Race 5: B Class & R1 Class, Top Gear Test Track, 12 laps

FEEL FREE TO JOIN FOR ONE OR ALL OF THE RACES! If a race is already underway, don't hesitate to join the lobby to spectate and chat with us.

THE POTENTIAL TRACKS:

  • Bernese Alps: A fast and chilly fantasy track in the Alps, capable of testing your mettle and ability to handle cold tires.
  • Indianapolis: The F1 circuit seems comically oversized for most car classes, but that doesn't make it any less tricky.
  • Sears Point: One of NASCAR's two road course stops, Sears Point used to be known for tricky elevation changes and turns until the IRL screwed that up. Despite the recent wussification, its turns still demand a decent amount of precision.
  • Hockenheimring: You know when the German Grand Prix isn't at the Nürburgring? It's here.
  • Nürburgring: You know when the German Grand Prix isn't at the Hockenheimring? It's here. Not to be confused with the monstrous Nordschleife.
  • Top Gear Test Track: The very same track celebrities and the Stig run on the show. Yes, it has a dangerous crossover, and no, there won't be any damage if you choose this because there's no pit lane at Dunsfold.

THE RULES:

  1. Have fun.
  2. Don't be a dick.
  3. Damage will be set on Simulation unless the Top Gear Test Track is selected (if that happens, disregard this rule and the next rule). This means you'll probably need to enter the pits at some point, so be sure to make a note of where it is on the track.
  4. If you take significant damage, don't just limp around the track whining about your misfortune. Instead, pit as soon as possible. The time you'll save with a repaired car often makes up for the time lost pitting.
  5. If you hit or take out someone accidentally, abide by rule 2 and give them back their position once they've recovered. Just a helpful suggestion of courtesy! If the Top Gear Test Track is selected, don't worry about this rule if you collide with someone in the crossover. That's inevitable.

PRIZES:

As always, prizes are subject to be added or changed. Depending on turn-out, prizes may take some time to be gifted.

This year, it's all about Ferrari. I bought several Ferraris in order to earn a certain achievement. If you do well during the GB100, you can have one of them. That includes the 10,000,000cr 250 GTO, which you can consider the grand prize.

The cars up for grabs are as follows:

  • #83 Risi Competizione F430GT Taken by J3ffro
  • 250 California Taken by Slowbird
  • 250 GTO Taken by Keval N
  • 360 Modena
  • 599 GTB Fiorano
  • 599 GTO Taken by SushiXXX
  • 599XX Taken by Hay Four Zee
  • California
  • Enzo Ferrari Taken by Vigilante HD
  • F40
  • F430
  • F50 Taken by Blarg
  • FF

Show up and do well, and one of those cars could be yours.

January 1st, 2012, 8:00 PM EST.

A night of tough racing awaits you. I hope to see you there!

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#3 Posted by chilibean_3 (1635 posts) -

I'm going to try and show up for this.

#4 Posted by ffdthree (200 posts) -

I picked the one with the best name

#5 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

Will you guys capture the footage from the race?

#6 Edited by Falconer (1684 posts) -

Which version of Infineon are you considering? The NASCAR one, or the shit version? Also, stock cars are R3, right?

#7 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

@Masha2932 said:

Will you guys capture the footage from the race?

Hoping to, yeah. We missed last year's footage, but that was because Forza's video uploading became utterly impossible to tolerate for anything longer than snippets. That should be less of an issue this time around.

@ShaggyChu said:

Which version of Infineon are you considering? The NASCAR one, or the shit version? Also, stock cars are R3, right?

Almost certainly the full sports car version, rather than the NASCAR version. We're going to stick to the longer layouts for the potential tracks, though we might switch between the standard and reverse layout if the Bernese Alps course is selected.

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#8 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

@PsEG: Bah, I hate that version for some unexplainable reason.

#9 Posted by slowbird (1689 posts) -

FUCK YEAH SEARS POINT

#10 Posted by j3ffro919 (243 posts) -

Nice! Go Hockenheimring!

#11 Posted by gnarlycore (85 posts) -

Hope my connection cooperates!

#12 Posted by FinalDasa (1622 posts) -

I voted. You poor fools.

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#13 Posted by chilibean_3 (1635 posts) -

I voted Sears Point so maybe I'm a little bias but the two tracks with the most votes right now are a bit disappointing.

#14 Posted by beef_daddy (97 posts) -

I enjoy Indy, so it got my vote.

#15 Posted by wrathofconn (1460 posts) -

Going to an NFL game that day, but it's possible that I will be back in time to catch some of this!

#16 Posted by slowbird (1689 posts) -

If Indianapolis wins, I'm going to troll the shit out of you guys the whole race. IT'S NOT EVEN A GOOD TRACK FOR F1. Also, I don't want to pull another JR Hildebrand like I did a couple weeks ago.

#17 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

It's worth noting that I haven't mentioned the end timer conditions as of yet. Looking at potential lap times on the leaderboards, here's what I think we'll go with:

  • If Indianapolis, Sears Point, or the Top Gear test track are selected, the end of race timer will run for five minutes when the lead car from the slower pack finishes.
  • If the Bernese Alps, Hockenheim, or the Nurburgring are selected, the end of race timer will run for ten minutes when the overall leader finishes.

As of this post, the Top Gear test track leads by three votes. Remember that we'll race with damage turned off if that track's selected, since there's no pit lane to repair or refuel the cars. If you'd rather we race another track, now's the time to place your votes or rally your friends behind your track of choice! The poll results will be final around 7:30 PM EST on January 1st.

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#18 Posted by Bigheart711 (1253 posts) -

Good luck to the participants!

#19 Posted by slowbird (1689 posts) -

holy shit today is the fucking day everybody get fucking hyped.

#20 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

Well, everyone, it's just over six hours to go until we start racing. Looks like the Top Gear Test Track and its dangerous crossover is a lock unless the voting takes a drastic turn elsewhere.

Remember: It's a figure eight layout. I don't want any of you getting lost, so look at this video if you're not sure.

Seriously, don't get lost.

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#21 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

Or, yah know, just watch Top Gear like the rest of us cool people.

#22 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

@ShaggyChu: Keval's seen every episode, and he got lost on the track once.

Just saying.

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#23 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

@PsEG: Yeaaah, but he's Canadian.

#24 Posted by j3ffro919 (243 posts) -

@ShaggyChu said:

@PsEG: Yeaaah, but he's Canadian.

Doesn't that mean he's afraid of the dark? I didn't know Canadians were also directionally challenged.

#25 Posted by Magicallystoopid (467 posts) -

Alright, I've got a plate of pizza rolls... a couple cans of beer...

Let's do this.

#26 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

All right, everyone. Less than an hour away from the festivities. I hope you're able to join us.

I'll be opening the lobby up a little early and firing away invites about ten minutes before starting. My hope is that any potential connection issues will be staved off by getting everyone in the lobby for a few minutes before the action begins. That also means that if you want to join in and the club invites aren't working...you may want to let me know so I can resend invites.

Since the track is almost assuredly Top Gear, remember that the higher A-R1 classes will have a bit of downtime at the end of each race, since only the lower class will start the timer. That also means that if you choose to race in the F-B classes during a race, you'll be dealing with crazed AI vehicles in your final laps.

Five races, 100 laps. Get ready for the first war of 2012.

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#27 Edited by Trace (3553 posts) -

Well, everyone, that GB100 was pretty interesting, with quite a few nice competitive moments. I hope everyone had fun!

Here's how it all fell out in the results:

GB100 Race Results

Race 1

A Class

  1. PsEG
  2. Blarg* (Fastest Lap, secretly a ninja)
  3. Slowbird
  4. Hay Four Zee

F Class

  1. Keval N
  2. Beef Daddy
  3. J3ffro
  4. Razorback

Race 2

S Class

  1. Hay Four Zee
  2. Falcon (Fastest Lap)
  3. SushiXXX
  4. Razorback
  5. Beef Daddy

E Class

  1. Keval N
  2. PsEG
  3. Slowbird
  4. J3ffro (Fastest/Cleanest Lap)

Race 3

R3 Class

  1. Vigilante HD
  2. PsEG (Fastest Lap)
  3. Hay Four Zee
  4. Hazard5040
  5. SushiXXX

D Class

  1. Keval N (Fastest Lap)
  2. Slowbird
  3. Falcon
  4. J3ffro
  5. Razorback
  6. Sparklykiss

Race 4

R2 Class

  1. Vigilante HD (Fastest Lap)
  2. Hazard5040
  3. Slowbird
  4. PsEG

C Class

  1. Keval N
  2. Falcon
  3. Hay Four Zee
  4. Jugnutts
  5. SushiXXX
  6. J3ffro (Fastest/Cleanest Lap)
  7. Sparklykiss

Race 5

B Class

  1. Vigilante HD
  2. Hay Four Zee
  3. Slowbird
  4. Keval N
  5. PsEG
  6. Jugnutts
  7. Falcon
  8. Blarg
  9. SushiXXX (Used a truck)
  10. J3ffro

So! With that all out there, here's my arbitrary method of choosing who wins:

GB100 Arbitrary Final Standings

  1. Keval N (for winning in four rounds)
  2. Vigilante HD (for winning in three rounds)
  3. Hay Four Zee (for winning a round)
  4. Blarg (for using ninja skills to outsmart Slowbird and take 2nd place in race 1)
  5. Slowbird (for being thwarted only by ninja skills and cars that look suspiciously like trains in the crossover)
  6. SushiXXX (for using a freakin' Raptor in race 5)
  7. J3ffro (for participating in every race and hanging in there, and two impossibly clean laps)
  8. Falcon (for participating in three races, as I run out of interesting things to say)
  9. Hazard5040 (for participating in two races)
  10. Beef Daddy (for participating in two races)
  11. Jugnutts (sorry, poopkins, that NFS drift car's making me raaaaage)
  12. Razorback (for helping prove that the crossover would indeed create chaos)
  13. Sparklykiss (because somebody had to fill this spot, please don't hate me)

13 cars, 13 Ferraris I have to give away. How convenient! Keval will get first pick, and we'll move on down the order from there.

As a reminder, here's the Ferraris on offer:

  • #83 Risi Competizione F430GT Taken by J3ffro
  • 250 California Taken by Slowbird
  • 250 GTO Taken by Keval N
  • 360 Modena
  • 599 GTB Fiorano
  • 599 GTO Taken by SushiXXX
  • 599XX Taken by Hay Four Zee
  • California
  • Enzo Ferrari Taken by Vigilante HD
  • F40
  • F430
  • F50 Taken by Blarg
  • FF

I'll also probably throw in another car of some sort to everyone as my thanks for participating, especially since I now have a boatload of cash thanks to all that racing.

Again, I hope you all had fun, and we'll see you next year on the first day of the year for another GB100! Also, keep an eye out for upcoming events over the next few months. At the very least, expect a special event in July.

Pictures and video to come in the near future, time permitting. ...Saints Row is one hell of a fun game, so emphasis on that whole time permitting thing.

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#28 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

I vote we do at least one stupid long race more often (once a month maybe?). I got a fuck load of EXP for those races.

#29 Posted by gnarlycore (85 posts) -

Bummed I missed this, had to visit granny out of town.

#30 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

I just want to call out real quick, since I'm waiting on his first pick of the Ferrari lot here. After Keval's picked, I'll give the insanely fast (seriously, look at his leaderboard times, the dude is amazingly fast) a pick of the remaining Ferraris.

Not that it'll necessarily be the only car prize. We'll see.

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#31 Edited by slowbird (1689 posts) -

@PsEG: what if Keval forgets to check the website? We need to go break his kneecaps and leave a horse's head in his Hyundai!

#32 Posted by Keval_N (148 posts) -

: Thanks for the call out, wasn't really paying attention to the forum for a few days as I was having far too much fun playing Saints Row The Third. Thanks for letting me know it was on sale Jugnutts!

I will take the 250 GTO please :) It's very pretty and also very expensive. Don't worry, I won't sell it.

You can give it a nice "pretty" paint job if you want like I did with your CTS-V's.

#33 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

@Keval_N: No problem! Saints Row: The Third is...pretty awesome.

OK, so you'll get the 250 GTO (and all Ferraris will come as-is -- I'll save any silliness for other gifts). It's now Vigilante HD's turn to select which remaining Ferrari he'd like.

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#34 Posted by VigilanteHD (4 posts) -

@PsEG: surprise me

#35 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

@VigilanteHD: Fair enough! Choosing the six most valuable cars remaining on the list based on full value in Forza, and rolling a die.

...and the Enzo Ferrari it is.

! It's your turn to select a Ferrari.

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#36 Posted by HayFourZee (361 posts) -

@PsEG: I guess i'll take the 599xx.

#37 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

@HayFourZee: It's yours! It's now 's turn to take a Ferrari, with his lag ninja skills and all.

This process might also speed up a little, with Race Night tonight and all.

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#38 Posted by Jugnutts (434 posts) -
@Keval_N: You still need to add me on Steam.
#39 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -

You all may see me as being in last place. I just see it as me having the biggest number and being bigger is the Best of the Best™.

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#40 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

Whoops! I forgot to update this to say that Blarg chose the F50. With his choice down, it's now 's turn to pick a Ferrari!

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#41 Posted by slowbird (1689 posts) -

@PsEG: whoa whoa whoa whoa did you skip me? :(

#42 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

@slowbird: Whoops, my bad! Was recounting the list from memory while typing that up. Go ahead and choose.

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#43 Posted by slowbird (1689 posts) -

@PsEG: Just checking :D I think the 250 California is still available, right? I pick that one.

#44 Edited by Trace (3553 posts) -

@slowbird: It is, and it's yours.

To copy over the list thus far on this page...

GB100 Arbitrary Final Standings

  1. Keval N (for winning in four rounds)
  2. Vigilante HD (for winning in three rounds)
  3. Hay Four Zee (for winning a round)
  4. Blarg (for using ninja skills to outsmart Slowbird and take 2nd place in race 1)
  5. Slowbird (for being thwarted only by ninja skills and cars that look suspiciously like trains in the crossover)
  6. SushiXXX (for using a freakin' Raptor in race 5)
  7. J3ffro (for participating in every race and hanging in there, and two impossibly clean laps)
  8. Falcon (for participating in three races, as I run out of interesting things to say)
  9. Hazard5040 (for participating in two races)
  10. Beef Daddy (for participating in two races)
  11. Jugnutts (sorry, poopkins, that NFS drift car's making me raaaaage)
  12. Razorback (for helping prove that the crossover would indeed create chaos)
  13. Sparklykiss (because somebody had to fill this spot, please don't hate me)

As a reminder, here's the Ferraris on offer:

  • #83 Risi Competizione F430GT Taken by J3ffro
  • 250 California Taken by Slowbird
  • 250 GTO Taken by Keval N
  • 360 Modena Taken by Hazard5040
  • 599 GTB Fiorano Taken by Beef Daddy
  • 599 GTO Taken by SushiXXX
  • 599XX Taken by Hay Four Zee
  • California Taken by Sparklykiss
  • Enzo Ferrari Taken by Vigilante HD
  • F40 Taken by Falcon
  • F430 Taken by Razorback
  • F50 Taken by Blarg
  • FF Given to Sparklykiss

OK! Now it's Sushi's turn to choose. Sorry if this is going too slowly for some of you, but given the spare money I now have as a result of the GB100, I'll try to make it worth the wait.

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#45 Posted by SushiX (138 posts) -

I'll take the 599 GTO - thanks! Raptors rule!

#46 Posted by j3ffro919 (243 posts) -

Guess that means I'll take the #83 Risi Competizione F430GT

#47 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

OK! We're getting down to the final few here for the GB100 gifting. gets the next Ferrari pick, and then gets his turn.

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#48 Posted by j3ffro919 (243 posts) -

Oh, and thank you very much, btw. Very cool of you to do this.

#49 Posted by Falconer (1684 posts) -

@PsEG: F40, I suppose.

With over 21M credits right now, I could probably get all those high cost Ferrari's now.

#50 Posted by Trace (3553 posts) -

All right, Hazard messaged me over Live asking for a surprise like Vigilante. The dice roll gave him the 360 Modena.

The 599 GTB Fiorano, California, F430, and FF remain. gets the next pick, and then gets his choice of Ferrari.

I'm also starting to narrow down what bonuses I want to give to you all. Just maybe.

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