2016 S1 Skip Barber

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  • #2380
    racecar73
    Moderator

    It is time to open discussion about next season.

    No, we are not running 12 weeks of the Ring. LOL

    I’m not sure if any content is going to be released or not.

    So, let’s talk about it.

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  • #2381
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    I’ll start. Let’s get back into the GT3 cars.

    #2382
    coopinwpg
    Participant

    yep, mp4 all the way

    #2383
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Or Indy cars. Not sure we’ve done a complete season with open wheel?

    #2384
    Clipless72
    Moderator

    Truth be told I suck at the GTx cars so I dont care which way we go. I think we should be looking at increasing our field so a set of cars that would drive good participation is the way to go. I would really like to see larger fields so maybe we need to do something different. Anyone can run what we have been running by joining an official race or practice room.

    I dont have the answers neccessarily but we could through out suggestions.. so I I will start.

    2 races sprints 2 different cars (GT3/Slowsitce), 25 minutes each, no pitstops. Qualify during the first week then grid based on previous weeks finish from here on out.

    #2395
    racecar73
    Moderator

    That is true Randy, but you get comedy gold in our room. 🙂

    We offer a level of insults in our league events that you aren’t getting anywhere else on iRacing.

    #2401
    E46Envy
    Spectator

    I think we were more evenly matched when we ran GT3. Yes, there are more driving aids on those cars but I remember close battles during the GT3 season. There are now more cars to chose from, including a ….ford….

    I personally do not do well when we run two different cars in a race night. I end up sacrificing practice in one to get better in the other….for that selfish reason I am not in favor of running two different cars in a night.

    My vote is GT3.

    If we were to go open wheel, I would vote for the old Indy car. I feel that the old car feels so much better than the DW12 and since it’s free we all would have it.

    #2407
    coopinwpg
    Participant

    That is true Randy, but you get comedy gold in our room. :)

    We offer a level of insults in our league events that you aren’t getting anywhere else on iRacing.

    True. It’s so incredibly fun we can’t mess with that can we…
    Let’s just run the skippy. It’s such a good car now.

    #2408
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Cars we have not run a full season with since Russ and I joined LZ. Just tossing these out there. DW12, Ford Mustang, Radical, Star Mazda, V8 Supercar 2012, FW31. Also, the new F1 is releasing with the December build.

    I’m down with whatever is chosen. Team events are fun but much better with larger leagues. As it stands right now, it may be a challenge getting teams to work. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give it a shot if that is what everyone is interested in.

    #2409
    Sloan
    Participant

    Maybe add the Skip to that list? I think we only ran it for 3 weeks.

    #2410
    Sloan
    Participant

    First off I would like to thank the LZ Admins / Brain Trust for all of the effort and iRacing dollars spent hosting our events. Thanks guys, very much appreciated! Please let me know if I can make a contribution to the cause for future events.

    In terms of car selection for a new season, the faster cars tend to create more distance between our drivers, considering the various skill levels (me FFS!).

    Anything beyond the GT3 cars is out of my weight class so to speak…lol, I could do some F1 or crazy fast stuff but I couldn’t commit to a full season of it.

    There’s been a few suggestions thrown around which all sound good, my 2 cents is that I would like to stay at GT3 or below (above the Jetta and Solstice lol) on medium length tracks in an effort to create some tighter racing for all of us. Creating a series that may draw new members would be a bonus. Using content available to more iRacers may help this.

    If we could consider a Team racing scenario that would be cool. With the right exposure we may generate some more Teams joining from outside of our League, but I do agree with Allan that with our current numbers it may prove difficult. However we did do it in Forza with what 8 slots? lol

    Looking forward to the new season whatever it brings FFS

    Sloan

    #2418
    KreepnSlayer
    Participant

    I had a blast in the team stuff in Forza. I liked the way we laid out the teams, day driver and slow driver and then multi class cars. It was really a lot of fun, and I liked that the points were competitive during the season.

    I’ll race whatever we want. I’d even do the Jetta again, but I’d prefer something else. It doesn’t have to be F1 or anything.

    #2437
    mike46
    Participant

    Open wheel , any open wheel!!
    best choice , Indy car , fixed set , but car tools can be used , weight jacker ect

    #2438
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Star Mazda puts on really good racing and typically the field stays close.

    #2439
    E46Envy
    Spectator

    If we’re going open wheel, I put my vote for the old Indy car or Skippy. I’m fine with fixed setup.

    #2443
    GT0 (Alex)
    Keymaster

    We had some enthusiastic talk about the SKippy last night. Everyone in the room except Larry said they they like the car a lot, especially the more recent builds. You all know I love any car that wants to kill me for no good reason so um… I lost my training of thought…

    Larry said he would give the new car a try and see what he thought. I offered my car setup help because he might find the Skippy’s setup pretty complex.

    If we do run a Skippy season I would suggest we run a modified official schedule. For example they usually have it on SPA for a race which is unbearable. Mike felt that offering a good alternative those weeks could help us recruit some new people to the league as well.

    Anyway I love the Skippy and would be all for it. If it brings in new members, all the better. Thoughts?

    Ok

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