Daytona 24 2016 LZ Style

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  • #2526
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Official race dates Jan. 23 & 24

    Hey guys, The Daytona 24 hour race is quickly approaching!

    I plan on hosting a test room this Sunday at 9PM to test cars. For those that plan on running, we need to determine which car we plan on racing. I’m assuming (this is not for certain) that iRacing will run the GT3 cars and the new Daytona Prototype. I’m not sure if they’ll toss the GT1’s into the mix or not.

    As a team, we need to first figure out which car we are all comfortable with driving, Determine the driver lineup, Find a setup we are all comfortable with.

    Best to start now instead of rushing near the event to get it all together!

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  • #2529
    E46Envy
    Spectator

    I’m in for the race and I’ll be there for the Sunday test at 9pm.

    I should still have the setup from the last 24 that I can make pass tech and get a baseline comparison. I also like the Ford GT GT3, so I’ll compare it to the MP4-12c.

    As much as I prefer the Ford over the McLaren, I have heard talk of the Ruf and Ford leaving GT3 after this season. I’m not sure if iRacing will leave them in the 24.

    #2538
    Sloan
    Participant

    Hey

    I would like to participate again this year, I will try and be be there for some testing.

    Thanks for getting this off the ground Allen!

    #2539
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    The cars running the official race this year will be the GT3 class (all of them) and the new DP. I plan on testing with the Ford GT3. The main focus should be car stability and top end speed on the oval. Last year we managed to turn in a great result minus being down on speed on the bankings of Daytona.

    Please let me know if you plan on running the 24 hour race this year. Need to make sure we have enough people to make this work.

    Thanks!

    #2545
    coopinwpg
    Participant

    I’d like to be a part of this again! I plan to join you Sunday night for testing. I will drive which ever car is chosen, however my preference is the MP4, of course. 🙂

    I will put in some testing if I can swing it. I’d be happy with the Ford if we don’t’ do the Mecca, it’s much more drive-able than it was in past builds.

    #2547
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hello guys,

    I was in the test tonight and am looking for a team. Russell told me to head over here.

    I am not the fastest driver out there but I am consistent, which in a 24 hour event is sometimes more important then pure speed alone. I am currently a D 3.26, i got had a rough week 12 2015 :/ and got booted to D. I will have a D 4.0 before the end of the week however. I am on the East coast, New York more specifically. I can run just about any stint, would prefer not opening stint but if needed I could. Ran this last year with the NASA NE team and we got 2nd in class with 5th overall.

    I would prefer the mclaren as it is what I ran in on another team last year and the car I have been testing in for quite some time. I have a setup that I have been working on for about 2-3 weeks now and it feels really stable and consistent, this all sparring that there isnt already a team setup. I have been running pretty consistent 1:45- mid 1:46s.

    #2548
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Hello D. Thanks for dropping by. Are you looking to join the league or just looking for a seat for the 24?

    The league is currently running the Skippy. Come out and join us Wednesday night and race if you can make it.

    #2550
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Good practice last night. Things I noticed with the Ford GT. It is slow on the banking. In the draft, it would gain on the car infront. But not by much. The McLaren drafting the Ford GT was able to slingshot past the Ford like it was standing still. I also tried pacing side by side with Russ. The MP4 would just pull away from the Ford each and every time. By the end of the session, I had the Ford GT rear wing down to 2. Which is the lowest possible wing setting for the car. This did help with the overall speed. But would probably create nightmares late in the stint as the tires start to wear and the fuel lightens.

    It seems the McLaren is the way to go for the race. I’d like to hear how others feel or thoughts.

    #2551
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hello D. Thanks for dropping by. Are you looking to join the league or just looking for a seat for the 24?

    The league is currently running the Skippy. Come out and join us Wednesday night and race if you can make it.

    Yea, I am always interested in running with a good league.

    I actually just started running the skippy this week on miami to get my license up to 4.0. I am pretty decent in it. In 4 starts I have taken 2 podiums, 1 win and one race that i got wrecked out of. They are almost like large go-karts lol.

    #2552
    E46Envy
    Spectator

    Hi Dan! Thanks for letting me try your setup last night. It’s real stable and eats curbs for breakfast! I gained .3 in turn one just by being to attack it more. I don’t mind running the starting, or ending, stint during the 24. I did it for the roar and the 24 last year.

    Check out our Skippy schedule since we modified the official schedule a bit to stay with shorter tracks. It keeps the racing a lot closer.

    #2553
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    No problem,

    I went over some stuff on the setup lastnight to help with some grip, more specifically when exiting turns. I think I have helped a bit allowing to apply throttle a little sooner.

    Looking over skippy schedule, as of now, I only have about half the tracks on the list, but I am interested in running on the tracks I do have. Or ill even just buy ones I dont have yet. I should be on in the next few hours in a daytona session if anyone else wants to join… the iracing “online racers and friends” seems to be acting funky. Also if someone could hook me up with the TeamSpeak password id appreciate it.

    #2554
    Allen Reeves
    Participant

    Besides Larry, We are all at work at the moment. Chances of catching us online is between 8:00pm – 11:00pm.

    #2555
    E46Envy
    Spectator

    I’ll be around tonight probably after 8:30pm EST.

    #2556
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    hey russell,

    i was playing around with the setup i sent you and saved a crappy setup accidentally over the one i sent you. Could you save that one and next time we are in session send it over to me please.

    #2557
    E46Envy
    Spectator

    Hey Dan,

    Yes, I’ll share that one in a session.

    #2558
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    good news is, i think if i drop tyre pressure 1-2psi all around and go to +2 on rear toe i think it will help on turn 3 from sliding.

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