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AMS2 Formula Classic Gen 3 Championship

Discussion in 'Fan Sites & Community Events' started by Prophet, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. InfernalVortex

    InfernalVortex Active Member

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    You should add the start date to the original post. Are we still doing the test/exhibition race tomorrow?
     
  2. bmerrell

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    I will probably participate going forward.
     
  3. InfernalVortex

    InfernalVortex Active Member

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    From the discord:


    Driver's Standings(After 1st Round):

    1. Brandon Merrell 10 Points
    2. Gerald Filmore 8 Points
    3. Leynad Jee 6 Points
    4. InfernalVortex 4 Points
    5. eSTee3 2 Points
    6. Fabiano Azevedo 1 Point
     
  4. Koala63

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    Hi there. World's slowest Koala reporting in. For those of you not interested in the rambling thoughts of a 57 year old noob racer with a learner's plate hanging off the arse of his car, please skip this post.

    This Classic League is my first go at online racing. The learning curve for me is as steep as it is addictive. I'm having a blast and each weekly race is a fresh pile of lessons learned the hard way.

    This week's Brands was a traumatic school day for me. Practice was successfully completing 3 x 20 lap 96/60 AI races in the top 5 and getting top 10 for the TT (3rd for the car) and I was optimistic as I took P8 in the grid of 17 starters... so after getting wrecked again in turn one from behind, I am please to say I think that I've finally realised that with no peripheral vision, ANY lateral deviation from my line at the start of an online race is just asking for trouble. Perhaps at Kansai I'll finally get away cleanly.

    I was thrilled as I slowly worked my was up to P10 without significant oopsies. As I went in to the last turn of lap 14, I was eyeing P9, mentally celebrating and wondering if there was perhaps a point for top 10. As I joyfully stomped the throttle and power oversteered toward the pit lane entry, it dawned on me that lesson two for the day would be... He who lets his mind wander thinking of glorious finishes before seeing the checkered is indeed doomed.

    I did want to say,

    1. Thanks so much to those who organised this Classic League. I'm having a blast and learning heaps.
    2. Sincerest apologies to anyone who I accidentally stuff up on track. I'm trying hard to race clean and hate nothing more than losing my sh!t and taking out anyone else.
    3. If anyone has any constructive pointers for me, or sees me doing anything dumb. Feel free to let me know. I've got a thick skin and I want to get at least half good at this eventually.
    4. Special thanks to the Infernal Vortex for patiently answering stupid questions.

    Cheers and congratulations to this week winners. Very impressive to watch on the replay.

    Have a great week.
     
  5. InfernalVortex

    InfernalVortex Active Member

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    I'm having such a blast with this. Looks like @bmerrell is undefeated so far!
     
  6. Ref 35

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    Thanks for doing these races, I love these classic f1's.
    I didn't see this thread until you had already started the championship and the discord link had expired but it was great to see you could still join the race as a guest so I did the Brands Hatch race, great stuff, the race didn't last very long for me but never mind, Brandon was very good and so were a few others too, proper practice for these races is certainly needed.
    Is it too late to join the championship proper ?

    cheers
     
  7. bmerrell

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    Hi Ref 35. Yes, we are still welcoming participants! I can't figure out how to message people privately on this forum, but I'll see if someone else can send you the current discord link. (And if you don't hear anything, we will continue to host races at the same time each week.)
     
  8. InfernalVortex

    InfernalVortex Active Member

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    Hope everyone is ready for the race today.

    OP has been busy, but @bmerrell tallied up unofficial points as of Round 2:

    1. Brandon Merrell 20 Points @bmerrell
    2. Gerald Filmore 14 Points @Prophet
    3. InfernalVortex 10 Points @InfernalVortex
    4. Leynad Jee 6 Points @Leynad
    5. W. Carr 4 points
    6. eSTee3 2 Points @eSTee3
    6. matt.f.beavis 2 Points @Matt Beavis
    8. Fabiano Azevedo 1 Point
    8. ramsaysg 1 point

    Remember, we drop the two lowest races, so when we get to the end it may close up, and for anyone who hasnt participated, you can still compete since you've only missed two races.

    Someone beat @bmerrell !
    Hope to see you guys at Kansai!
     
  9. bmerrell

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    Round 1 (Imola 1988):

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  10. bmerrell

    bmerrell New Member

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    Round 2 (Brands Hatch):

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  11. InfernalVortex

    InfernalVortex Active Member

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    Photos from Brands Hatch.

    First one is the finish with the podium all in the same shot after 17 laps, thought that was pretty cool!
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    This is me sideways in front of Gashina ( @Prophet ) on lap 3 or 4 after botching a block downshift into druids and nearly binning it:
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    And Lap 1 into Surtees:
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  12. Maser V6

    Maser V6 Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Glad to see you guys having some online fun.
    Ive been off for a while, but am back so may fire up later for late night session
     
  13. InfernalVortex

    InfernalVortex Active Member

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    After 3 rounds, we had another great race.

    Brandon Merrell started from pole, and ref 35 was in hot pursuit.
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    I started 3rd but had a terrible start and got caught up in mid-field drama and was a non-issue the rest of the race. Still had a blast! @Marius H in front, chasing down the leaders.
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    On Lap 2, @bmerrell made an uncharacteristic mistake, and went wide at T2. @Ref 35 made the lunge and made it stick!
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    After a hard fought race between the two of them, @bmerrell made one last lap charge, after setting fastest lap of the race on the penultimate lap, he closed in on leader going under the bridge. He tried making one last run to try and set himself up for a pass.
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    It just wasnt quite enough to make a run up into the hairpin, and he went wide.
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    @Ref 35 has won Round 3, ending @bmerrell's 2 round winning streak, but Brandon definitely wasn't far behind!
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    Current unofficial points standings after 3/7 rounds:

    1. Brandon Merrell 28 Points @bmerrell
    2. InfernalVortex 16 Points @InfernalVortex
    3. Gerald Filmore 14 Points @Prophet
    4. ref 35 10 points @Ref 35
    5. Leynad Jee 6 Points @Leynad
    6. W. Carr 4 points
    7. Marius 4 points @Marius H
    8. eSTee3 2 Points @eSTee3
    9. matt.f.beavis 2 Points @Matt Beavis
    10. Atmosphere 2 points
    11. Fabiano Azevedo 1 Point
    12. ramsaysg 1 point @ramsay
    13. ursus 1 point

    Remember, two lowest finishes will be dropped! @Prophet missed this round, and this is only @Ref 35's second round, so these points tallies will change dramatically through round 6 and 7.

    Note there is historical precedent for this. From 1981-1990 only the best 11 finishes were counted towards the Driver's championship. :)
     
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  14. bmerrell

    bmerrell New Member

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    Love the pictures and the write-up! And congrats to ref 35 for a stellar performance.

    Also, in the covid era it seems odd to see spectators in the stands, even if they're digital!
     
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