The Giant Bomb Racing League

#1651 Posted by IroN1c (495 posts) -

@hayfourzee: Sorry for slamming into you like three times, always got caught off guard by our way different braking points.

#1652 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -

Fun race, pleased with a 2nd. Bit annoyed with my graphics issues. Some laps half the track was completely covered in shadow and I couldn't see any of my braking points, other times it was bright but the cones had completely disappeared. The sky was glitching non-stop and I couldn't see my UI at all.

That said, I had fun dealing with @slowbird s pressure all race (though I wasn't entirely sure it was you until you got right up on me)

and my mic wasn't working, so I couldn't even whinge about it all race. Woe is me.

#1653 Posted by slowbird (1705 posts) -

@khann: So that's why you were weirdly slow on some laps :D I was hoping to keep it close and pass you at the end, but I slid off track in the slow section and had to limp to the finish.

#1654 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -
@slowbird said:

@khann: So that's why you were weirdly slow on some laps :D I was hoping to keep it close and pass you at the end, but I slid off track in the slow section and had to limp to the finish.

You got really close a couple of times. Was completely expecting you to make the move, but you were way too kind :D

#1655 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -

@davyc412 - You still around? I have a request of you :D

#1656 Posted by ThatguyLFS (10 posts) -

@hayfourzee: Try this link and let me know if you can download the .rpy

https://www.dropbox.com/s/stt0uo9y3e1i0jz/subses10377025.rpy

#1657 Posted by DavyC412 (152 posts) -

@skullcrushermountain:

yep. haven't been very active though (unfortunately). the past month every weekend, something seems to come up last minute that prevents me from racing and ive been getting home really late so i havent been too active on the forums. this weekend for sure! whats up? - you can fire me a pm also.

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#1658 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -

First short track race in a while for BOMBCAR this weekend. Keen to get back to where that car is best.

Bathurst is going to be terrifying. Lime Rock should be a hell of a lot of fun.

#1659 Posted by slowbird (1705 posts) -

Irwindale is tricky. Maybe one of you can master it better than I can! *starts panicking*

#1660 Edited by Dantothebo (5 posts) -

Sups guys. Curious to see what times everyone has been getting at Lime Rock. I've gotten a 48.936 but seem to be averaging 49.1s and .2s. Is there more speed to be had or should I just start concentrating on being consistent and not flying off the up hill out of turn 5?

#1661 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

Sups guys. Curious to see what times everyone has been getting at Lime Rock. I've gotten a 48.936 but seem to be averaging 49.1s and .2s. Is there more speed to be had or should I just start concentrating on being consistent and not flying off the up hill out of turn 5?

From the testing I've done so far, I managed a 48.0, but that was with cold temps. And yeah, you can absolutely get 100% airborne over that crest if you take it wrong (/just right).

Lime Rock is awesome though.

#1662 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -

@khann: Once I'm done with this GT3 race in a little while, I'm going to take an F1 car around there just because I can.

#1663 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

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@khann: Once I'm done with this GT3 race in a little while, I'm going to take an F1 car around there just because I can.

That's actually really fun in a completely absurd kinda way.

#1664 Edited by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -
#1665 Posted by maxx77 (233 posts) -

@pseg Is there a drop race for Bombcar? I completely missed one of our races this season. I think (I hope) I'd be at least a few positions higher if we're dropping our worst race.

#1666 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -
@maxx77 said:

@pseg Is there a drop race for Bombcar? I completely missed one of our races this season. I think (I hope) I'd be at least a few positions higher if we're dropping our worst race.

Not for BOMBCAR. We have the crazy chase thing for that.

#1667 Posted by Dantothebo (5 posts) -

@khann: Damn dude! That's quick! Guess I need to figure out where I'm losing time.

#1668 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -

@khann: Damn dude! That's quick! Guess I need to figure out where I'm losing time.

It seems like there is a lot of time to be gained if you nail that final corner. I haven't really figured out if 4th or 5th is the better gear for it. The first 3-4 corners are all about compromise as well, don't push too hard through there. That's my feeling anyway.

#1669 Posted by maxx77 (233 posts) -

@khann: Damn. I'm effectively out of the chase then. Still going to drive to win regardless when it comes to the final races.

#1670 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -
@maxx77 said:

@khann: Damn. I'm effectively out of the chase then. Still going to drive to win regardless when it comes to the final races.

Don't be so sure.. a single win could get you in the chase (unless I've misunderstood how it works). Make it happen :D If you don't think you can do it on a road course or short oval... everyone has a chance at Charlotte.

#1671 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -
#1672 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -
#1673 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -

@khann: Yeah, too bad @pseg won't add F1 cars to GBGT :(

#1674 Edited by ThatguyLFS (10 posts) -

@khann: Someone a few weeks back hosted a multiclass session with 5 different cars at the Lime Rock chicane circuit. Here's a good video of how that went trying to set a fast time in the F1. Lap time was a 37.878 (sorry the video player is so big, I didn't know how to change it.)

#1675 Posted by mscott7426 (23 posts) -

Ugh, I didn't intend to disconnect, but probably not a bad thing considering how poorly I was driving. Sorry guys.

#1676 Posted by B0nd07 (1699 posts) -

@broncosfan Good race! It's rare when I actually get to race for a position in these.

#1677 Posted by Mouse (360 posts) -

Formula Duder points (without drops) are really close:

DriversPoints
Slowbird66
Khann63
Mouse62
PsEG61
HayFourZee57
SebW57

Managed to do Bathurst with 0x and no mistakes; super conservative downhill driving allowed Khann to take the win from me but it's better than being eaten by the mountain. Nice race. Very much looking forward to Road Atlanta next week. :D

#1678 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -
@mouse said:

Formula Duder points (without drops) are really close:

DriversPoints
Slowbird66
Khann63
Mouse62
PsEG61
HayFourZee57
SebW57

Managed to do Bathurst with 0x and no mistakes; super conservative downhill driving allowed Khann to take the win from me but it's better than being eaten by the mountain. Nice race. Very much looking forward to Road Atlanta next week. :D

That's awesome. This championship is shaping up really nicely.

You were making me run qualifying laps to catch up to you. Came very close to binning it a couple of times as a result. I was quite happy to fight you for that position, by the way :D That's the most fun part.

Had no idea we were at Road Atlanta next. Love that track.

#1679 Edited by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -
#1680 Edited by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -

Planning on putting up a hosted practice session with race weather in 20 minutes. Come join!

#1681 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

This gon' be good.

#1682 Posted by SkullcrusherMountain (954 posts) -

@khann: KOBAYASHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

#1683 Posted by Source41 (1 posts) -

I am interested in joining.

#1684 Posted by bifflog (81 posts) -

ah, I gotta keep my eyes out of my mirror and avoid stuff like that lap 24 crash, that was ugly. on the bright side though I love how the mcclaren drives, much better than the caddy, pleased with that purchase.

#1685 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -

Nice race @thatguylfs. Spent the whole time after my stop not having a clue where you were, hoping that I was going fast enough and not getting caught up too much in any kind of traffic. Think I would have just scraped ahead if not for that silly mistake into T1. Was so busy trying to see where you were that I completely missed my braking point. Might have been able to make the turn, but decided to straighten up to avoid any chance of a spin. Didn't have anywhere near enough pace to get behind you again after that; pushing harder just led to mistakes. A well deserved win :D

Also, my on-the-fly mathematics abilities are terrible. I thought I'd be 1 gal short with an 8 gal fill, so put it up to 10 gal... then somehow finished the race with 5 gal left. nfi

@maxx77 That spin you had scared the absolute shit out of me. My heartrate spiked like crazy.

#1686 Posted by ThatguyLFS (10 posts) -

@khann: Thanks, I thought for sure you would get by me when I went to pit. I had a spin on the uphill section slowing down for an off track car and thought I had given up the race. I saw you make your mistake and pushed as hard as I could to keep some distance between us.

#1687 Edited by slowbird (1705 posts) -

According to my calculations, if @thatguylfs wins every remaining race, then he could still win the championship despite missing a few races. @khann would need to finish 2nd place in every race to hang on, while I could win the title with 4 second-place finishes and 2 third-place finishes. Everyone else needs @thatguylfs to have at least one bad finish. :D Of course, it opens things up considerably if someone else wins a race.

#1688 Posted by ThatguyLFS (10 posts) -

@slowbird: Lol, you're putting too much faith in my abilities and patience with that Mclaren to even consider that outcome. I don't own the bathurst circuit and I've never driven on the Canadian motorsport park as well as not being to familiar with the Road Atlanta course. So it should open it should still be a close battle between you and Khan for the championship.

#1689 Edited by Mouse (360 posts) -

That was one of the more intense races for me; never really tried to do qualifying laps as race speed before today. It worked out and I went from 8th to 3rd, but a lapped car gave me a meatball. Podium gone. :( At least I managed to pass two cars in one turn though, that was my shining moment so far.

EDIT: Points Standings

#1690 Edited by IroN1c (495 posts) -

I still can't believe how much that race at Summit Point fucked me over.

#1691 Edited by Khann (2850 posts) -
@iron1c said:

I still can't believe how much that race at Summit Point fucked me over.

The GBGT points system means the punishment for a disaster race (or DNS) is really harsh. That sucks if you're the one with a disaster race, but it does mean that if you're trying to catch someone, them having a terrible race can really get you back in it.

#1693 Edited by bifflog (81 posts) -

I notice a lot of new guys post that they're joining in here but never seem to make it into the races. Not sure if the content required is the barrier for entry, but I can say this much from experience. I'm just now, post joining this league, getting my money's worth out of iRacing. Before I was perpetually in Rookie, running Mazdas and Street Stocks that I was sick of, and jumping from race to race at the top of the hour without every really getting better as a driver. The structure of running this league got me to be a better driver by logging practice during the week, and now the content I bought for this league I can run in D class. So I'd say its a good investment in just getting the most out of your iRacing subscription, and I see that as a bonus ontop of just having a blast racing with some good dudes. It's a worthwhile investment.

#1694 Edited by maxx77 (233 posts) -

@khann: Heh, yeah I saw it from your perspective after the race ended. I made a risky pass that didn't pay off and got spun around. Unfortunately with the bend being right there, my car went back onto the track. I'm glad I was able to stop it before it went completely across the course at least, and even more glad you didn't wreck.

#1696 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

Really looking forward to this weekends races. Three really fun tracks, especially now that I've realised we're doing Watkins classic for BOMBCAR. That should be awesome.

#1697 Edited by hymnjaevel (1 posts) -

Hey guys, i would like to join your league! Sending in my application in a bit

#1698 Posted by Khann (2850 posts) -

That was a pretty good race. Really like the classic Watkins layout... simple but fun. Seemed like it was a race long fight for the lead.

Road Atlanta tomorrow.. awwwww yeah.

#1699 Edited by Kherven (35 posts) -

Hello guys, long time GB fan, but I recently got convinced by one of your ranks to try out iRacing (I have a feeling this is going to cost me a lot of money...) but I'm interested racing with you guys if its not a bother. I'm still pretty new, but hopefully Ican find a place to fit in. Just be aware I have a diagnosed medical condition called "1stlap1stcornerPhobia" Rookie Miata race are scary...

#1700 Edited by Mouse (360 posts) -

@khann: I was about 1-2 seconds behind @iron1c the whole time. I intended to pit for 2gal but took 3 by mistake, and lost a couple seconds (and eventually fell to 3rd). It's basically the same thing as Montreal: chasing from 2nd, fuck up the pit stop, 3rd.

@kherven: It's a great league for a rookie. Welcome!

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