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#3522317 - 02/19/12 08:15 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Remember, if you want yet more 'Tona racing there is still time to enter. http://www.ffrl.org/


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#3522327 - 02/19/12 08:27 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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My initial plan was to just ride with the lead group and make laps; in a way I guess that's what happened.

As Stewart mentioned, once the lead pack split in two the race was essentially over. I saw them in my mirror and knew we could pull away, so at that point I started pushing Birdski a little harder to make time, and we just drove away.

I didn't have great pit stops today, Birdski definitely had us covered there. On my first stop I got stuck behind Chunx and had to wait for him to move. On my final stop I pulled too far forward and had to hit reverse to get the crew to do any work.

On the final stint I decided to go ahead and see if I could get through - I knew getting by Chunx was going to be rough after watching him chop some people off in practice biggrin

But once I got by I figured it wouldn't be long before the two of them passed me back - unfortunately the two of them tangled coming off turn four. Chunx got turned up nose-first into the wall and Birdski took enough damage that he was unable to keep up, and I just drove off to the finish.

Amazed that we did it with no yellows - though that turned it into something of an endurance race for sure. wink


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#3522343 - 02/19/12 09:06 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Well,I had the following tasks for this race:
- Survive
- don't crash others
I think I pulled it off!
It was great, really enjoyed it. I made some wall contacts which made me slow, but I had enough work to let the faster guys pass me without issues, so I wasn't bored.
Thanks for the race and congrats to everyone!


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#3522354 - 02/19/12 09:22 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Wow, that's a first! A 125 lap race that went all green.

Congratulations to Chad "LugnutUSA" Dunbar for a smooth drive and a big win.

Congrats to DaBirdski for 2nd place and Chunx for knocking-the-rust-off and pulling down a 3rd.

Congrats to Darren for pole and to Stewart for fastest race lap.

Congrats to Kurt and Staniol for the finish in their first VHR online race, and never causing a yellow flag.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Next race will be Talledega around the date of the actual NASCAR race (May 6th).



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#3523061 - 02/21/12 01:11 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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For those of you interested in joining the FFRL Daytona 500 that I mentioned above, just a reminder that entries close on Thursday 23rd feb at 10pm EST. The gatorade duels will take place on the same day and there is an aditional $50 dollar prize for each duel winner on top of the $250 dollar prize for the main event winner. All details on how to sign up are on the link in my last post on this thread. It would be great to see some of the guys who ran on sunday entered , so I hope I see some of you on track.


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#3523072 - 02/21/12 01:38 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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What racing were they doing tonight, Stewart?

#3523085 - 02/21/12 01:59 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Not sure Kurt. I think it was one of their league nights.


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#3523171 - 02/21/12 04:47 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Yeah, tonight was the season opener for their VHR league. I signed up for it; dunno if I'll be able to run the 500 but I figured a weekly fixed setup league might be fun.

Tonight went well. This was the margin at the finish:




That's what 0.031 seconds looks like biggrin

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#3523225 - 02/21/12 06:56 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Nice win there Chad.


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#3523244 - 02/21/12 07:40 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted By: Force10
I havent tried VHR since the Simhq Daytona race last year. I know this mod is mostly multi, but has the offline play been improved? I remember AI pathfinding not being able to get on the track at practice etc.


Nope. The AI still likes to crash against the pit wall. Maybe in the revised 2012 version. ....naaah, probably not. biggrin


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#3523247 - 02/21/12 07:48 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: LugnutUSA]  
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Originally Posted By: LugnutUSA
Yeah, tonight was the season opener for their VHR league. I signed up for it; dunno if I'll be able to run the 500 but I figured a weekly fixed setup league might be fun.

Tonight went well. This was the margin at the finish:

That's what 0.031 seconds looks like biggrin



Congrats Chad!


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#3523284 - 02/21/12 09:25 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Originally Posted By: guod
Originally Posted By: LugnutUSA
Yeah, tonight was the season opener for their VHR league. I signed up for it; dunno if I'll be able to run the 500 but I figured a weekly fixed setup league might be fun.

Tonight went well. This was the margin at the finish:

That's what 0.031 seconds looks like biggrin



Congrats Chad!


Awesome win Chad, grats! notworthy


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#3523333 - 02/21/12 12:55 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Originally Posted By: guod
Originally Posted By: Force10
I havent tried VHR since the Simhq Daytona race last year. I know this mod is mostly multi, but has the offline play been improved? I remember AI pathfinding not being able to get on the track at practice etc.


Nope. The AI still likes to crash against the pit wall. Maybe in the revised 2012 version. ....naaah, probably not. biggrin


No, definitely not. wink


I was in a Facebook group until it was deleted that was started & run by some guys who worked with "corvette dave" on VHR before having a rather nasty split. Some of the talk was very...enlightening. AI was mentioned a couple of times but ultimately it was decided they would ignore it as multiplayer was the priority.

As for the rest...all I can say is that I hope someone comes along who knows what they're doing and puts together a quality mod for rF2 without having to "borrow" resources from other modmakers (or try, unsuccessfully, to rip content from iRacing).


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#3523398 - 02/21/12 03:06 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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rF AI is capable of decent(ish) pathfinding IF it's set up correctly. Chad, do you know if there's a particular issue preventing that from happening or was it just that Dave and the crew never got round to it?


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#3523405 - 02/21/12 03:11 PM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Hard to say. CD put out a call on facebook asking for help with AI but I don't think anything came of it.

BTW, the comedy of errors continues. 2012 update 1.1 came out, the final update ever. It had problems so now there is a 1.2 which also had other problems so it was pulled and re-released and now there is a hint of a 1.3


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#3526806 - 02/27/12 04:39 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Well the FFRL Daytona500 was a blast! It turned into a bit of a wreck fest but luckily none of the yellows was down to me. I did lead for a few laps but unfortunately I got caught up in a couple of other peoples wrecks and ended up with enough damage to take me out of the running, for about the last third of the race however I hooked up with Duck and the Redbull car driver and we managed to make up some time. By the end of the race 3 hours and 52 minutes after the start, I finished in 15th place. Well down on where I had hoped for but not to bad considering the damage I sustained (including a flat which I was lucky to get back to the pits with).


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#3526809 - 02/27/12 04:45 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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ah well done Stewart biggrin shame about the accidents and wrecks but 15th isnt that bad really smile


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#3526816 - 02/27/12 04:53 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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That's good Stewart! Congratulations!


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#3526913 - 02/27/12 09:51 AM Re: SimHQ 2012 VHR Daytona stock cars [Re: citizen guod]  
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Awesome job Stew. Even getting to the end of a a race like that is a result and 15th is great. Good experience too. Well done. bananadance


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