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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by F4H Diablo on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 4:07

Much different racing this week, well done guys! Very respectful racing by everyone in Lobby A.


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by TLR Law on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 12:49

Was a really fun race this week with some extreme fuel saving at the end that made things interesting
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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by BM Norm on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 13:59

TLR Law wrote:Was a really fun race this week with some extreme fuel saving at the end that made things interesting

Was a really fun race last night. I’ve never been in a fuel mileage race where every single car was saving and dropping seconds a lap because pitting just wasn’t an option. Also extremely clean. Well done everyone.
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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by THR trypassin on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 16:14

another great race race!!!! did my fuel saving in the first couple laps of the race this time... seemed like everything was falling into place for me as ppl were starting to slow down to save fuel. I was working my up thru the field and got dc'ed on lap 17..

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IFCA Ratings Results

Post by GTDon2 on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 16:22

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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Chief Tokembowl on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 20:10

BM Norm wrote:
TLR Law wrote:Was a really fun race this week with some extreme fuel saving at the end that made things interesting

Was a really fun race last night. I’ve never been in a fuel mileage race where every single car was saving and dropping seconds a lap because pitting just wasn’t an option. Also extremely clean. Well done everyone.

Did you guys go the distance without pitting?
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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by SrPhloofy on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 20:16

Chief Tokembowl wrote:
BM Norm wrote:
TLR Law wrote:Was a really fun race this week with some extreme fuel saving at the end that made things interesting

Was a really fun race last night. I’ve never been in a fuel mileage race where every single car was saving and dropping seconds a lap because pitting just wasn’t an option. Also extremely clean. Well done everyone.

Did you guys go the distance without pitting?

I sure as hell didn't. But then, I'm in the El Camino, I knew what I signed up for. My car could make it about 22-24 laps by my math, out of the 33. Several in A pitted, but most were able to make it with fuel saving, or didn't have to save at all. I'm hoping the remaining tracks use more fuel, so everyone needs to pit, but we'll see.

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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Chief Tokembowl on Fri 2 Feb 2018 - 22:33

SrPhloofy wrote:
Chief Tokembowl wrote:
BM Norm wrote:
TLR Law wrote:Was a really fun race this week with some extreme fuel saving at the end that made things interesting

Was a really fun race last night. I’ve never been in a fuel mileage race where every single car was saving and dropping seconds a lap because pitting just wasn’t an option. Also extremely clean. Well done everyone.

Did you guys go the distance without pitting?

I sure as hell didn't.  But then, I'm in the El Camino, I knew what I signed up for.  My car could make it about 22-24 laps by my math, out of the 33.  Several in A pitted, but most were able to make it with fuel saving, or didn't have to save at all.  I'm hoping the remaining tracks use more fuel, so everyone needs to pit, but we'll see.  

Interesting. I took for granted that everyone would have to pit one time. I'll have to take a closer look at fuel mileage next week.
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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Sat 3 Feb 2018 - 8:25

My Chevelle seems a lap or two short so far. Not sure how far I can go at Lime Rock.


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by F4H Diablo on Sat 3 Feb 2018 - 15:54

Flyin Mikey J wrote:My Chevelle seems a lap or two short so far. Not sure how far I can go at Lime Rock.

I think everyone will have to stop because of tires rather than fuel.

I got down to 98% wear on my left front at Sonoma by the end, and my last lap was a 1:23.xxx rather than the 17s I was running all race lol.


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Sat 3 Feb 2018 - 18:12

^ Sonoma tire wear: I pitted on L5 and had about 60% wear at the end. I'm easy on the tires I guess.


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by F4H Diablo on Sat 3 Feb 2018 - 18:19

Yeah I had to drive at like 110% most of the race because I went from 12th to 5th, then sim-twitched and went back to 12th... Then I got into 8th, lost a spot, then eventually got into 2nd when Norm had to start fuel-saving, which didn't happen until lap 27.

I should get double passing points Laughing


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Sat 10 Feb 2018 - 18:51

Reminder This week is the Car Change Window.

If you decide to switch cars for the remainder of the series, you must post your change by two hours prior to race time Thursday.


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Chief Tokembowl on Sun 11 Feb 2018 - 20:57

I have a random question: Who's Steve Colgate and why is the Hard Charger Award named after him?
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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Flyin Mikey J on Sun 11 Feb 2018 - 21:41

Chief Tokembowl wrote:I have a random question: Who's Steve Colgate and why is the Hard Charger Award named after him?

A former racer here on TORA (XPR Moontower) who was killed in a tragic traffic accident last summer. Naming the award in his honor is the least we could do.


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Chief Tokembowl on Sun 11 Feb 2018 - 22:10

Flyin Mikey J wrote:
Chief Tokembowl wrote:I have a random question: Who's Steve Colgate and why is the Hard Charger Award named after him?

A former racer here on TORA (XPR Moontower) who was killed in a tragic traffic accident last summer. Naming the award in his honor is the least we could do.

Damn man, that's terrible. I didn't know. My condolences to all that knew him. Classy move on the TORA Staff's part to honor his memory.
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IFCA Ratings Results

Post by GTDon2 on Tue 13 Feb 2018 - 9:29

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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by Flyin Mikey J Yesterday at 18:50


I am #37 on the list? Scrolls down to see who I am ahead of

I may be the first racer ever to say "I am highly overrated" Laughing


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Re: Welcome to American Iron 2018

Post by GTDon2 Yesterday at 19:55

Flyin Mikey J wrote:

I am #37 on the list? Scrolls down to see who I am ahead of

I may be the first racer ever to say "I am highly overrated" Laughing

Haha, no, Mikey, many have said this about themselves early in the year. By years end we should have around 700 rated drivers at which time you will no longer enjoy being in the top 50 most likely. lol

Truth is, you are very steady in your rating at this point. The computer predicted you'd finish 15th in the US race and you did which gains you 0 points. The computer predicted you'd finish 6th in the UK race but you finished 8th which took -15 points from you. I see a couple of underrated/performers below you too, but most of the drivers below you are either at your level or below your level.

Last year you ended up 347th with an A-Class rating of 1927.387 after 42 rated races. You have only 8 races this year so far. Last year's average rating was slightly higher than your 2017 rating at 1978.369 or around 323rd place, which means that you were pretty close to average. I suspect that by the end of the year you will be very close to average again.

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