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Title: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 02, 2019, 07:55:56 PM
Congratulations to Matthew on the race win and to Russ on a clear pole. A third place by Phil sees him jump into the 3rd spot in the season standings.

RACE RESULTS (https://xgnassettocorsa.blogspot.com/2019/01/s25r7-imsa-gt-at-sonoma-raceway.html)
SEASON STANDINGS (https://xgnassettocorsa.blogspot.com/2018/11/season-25-standings.html)
SEASON STATS (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nu52lWM6_TIRBEGCTF32BxLe8mobfsCFpd_wOeuxpXI/edit?usp=sharing)

Round Points
Matthew111   28
Kcender87   24
Phil.8   20
Mael   18
RussG   17
ab156   16
killagorilla   14
bradc   13
Rob   12
Keith   11
AbleArcher83   10
Bacchulum   0

Penalties - 15 second post race time penalty next race
None

Season Standings
1. Matthew111, 160
2. Kcender87, 136
3. Phil.8, 105



Season 25 resumes...

R7: Jan 8, Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit (1 stop) [TRACK (https://actrackrebootproject.wixsite.com/ac-track-re-boot/sonomaraceway2017)]

There's one mandatory stop. A tricky circuit with lots of elevation changes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-LMmZnSHhA
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2019, 10:32:05 PM
I'm gonna miss this one, I'm off to some well-earned holidays.  You guys enjoy it!
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Mael on January 02, 2019, 11:21:28 PM
I almost feel sorry for the Merc drivers. This one is ideal for the shorty Bird!
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: kcender87 on January 03, 2019, 01:15:53 PM
I almost feel sorry for the Merc drivers. This one is ideal for the shorty Bird!

At least we have nice damper settings for the evil bumps here :P
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: doobs on January 05, 2019, 11:54:15 AM
I'm MIA for this one too, on holidays in another State.
Have fun.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 06, 2019, 08:37:04 AM
Half way round the track, don't drive up that dirt road up the hill to the right to see what's up there. All that's up there is a whole lot of hurtling through space.Or if you do drive up there, save your setup first  :o :-X
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Ablearcher83 on January 07, 2019, 10:42:00 AM
I did wonder what was up there  ???
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Freezer on January 07, 2019, 04:54:23 PM
Quick and dirty tweaks to this track.

Some users may wish to use the patch above. :-*
Will not cause online mismatches.* **

Inside your 'sonoma' track folder lives 'sonoma.kn5'. The patch will replace this so please back it up before copying the patch into said folder.

 Re lit the curbs and yellow lines, and added cones at the last hairpin so you can see what to aim for.
 Filled annoying gaps between curbs and track. Added shadows.

     *Please backup your files and then test the patch online lest I'm mistaken. >:(
     **Wally you won't need to touch the server. ;)
Think your missing the link GzeroD ??  Unless I just cant see it!
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: bradc on January 07, 2019, 05:54:34 PM
Can’t seem to find the link either....that would be rather helpful as I did drive down the wrong side by accident a couple of times, only saving grace was that I didn’t get booted out of the practice session. Also if anyone knows how to get the suspension of a longtail to settle down (default is like a bucking bronco) I’d love some hints.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Mael on January 07, 2019, 06:18:44 PM
Also if anyone knows how to get the suspension of a longtail to settle down (default is like a bucking bronco) I’d love some hints.

I'm all ears for that as well
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 08, 2019, 09:16:05 AM
Amazing times by Russ and Phil, in the 1:27's!
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: RussG on January 08, 2019, 10:50:15 AM
I think the Shorty needs more handicap  :o

Qual setup attached for Shorty drivers to try ...
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 08, 2019, 01:05:19 PM
I think the Shorty needs more handicap  :o

Qual setup attached for Shorty drivers to try ...
This is the Shorty's time to shine!
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: bradc on January 08, 2019, 03:10:55 PM
This is the Shorty's time to shine!

If in clean air out in front I agree, they will be unbeatable. But with the tight nature of this track a short tail could be rather frustrating if then end up behind a long tail or Sauber.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Joe on January 08, 2019, 04:22:00 PM
I haven't even turned my rig on for 2 weeks over the xmas period but will try made tonight albeit with zero practise  :o
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 08, 2019, 06:23:50 PM
Server's up.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 08, 2019, 07:54:43 PM
I'm having trouble booting my PC... I may or may not be there  :-X
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Freezer on January 08, 2019, 07:57:06 PM
Hi Guys, last minute but I am not going to make it tonight . . . got a bit on!
That's also my season done as I am going away for a fortnight so won't make the last round.
Thanks again Wally and good luck all for the final rounds.
p.s. Bring it home Mael :)
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: bradc on January 08, 2019, 11:21:19 PM
Toughest race of the season, bar none!
Having very little idea of how to set up a car it was really difficult. I struggled to get the car to turn and the shocks seemed to bounce like a bronco. In the end I raised the ride height,  stiffened the shocks and softened the roll bars and if I drove the car by turning in stupidly early. I was able to ride the curbs like a nascar and whilst it wasn’t a quali car, it was a rather stable race car where I was able to lap around the 32 mark on the hard tyres all race long.

The start was very safe, bacchulum ran wide about a 1/3 into the lap and I managed to miss his awkward rejoin and spin. I managed to miss most of the other people’s mistakes and cruised up to about 5th when a fast catching Russ caught up to me. His shorty was so much faster off the corners, but my longtail had the legs. What unfolded was a titanic struggle where I was trying to drive as straight and clean as I could, but I made sure I stayed on the racing line. Russ was all over me into the final hairpin and a couple of times I left the door open as I thought he was next to me, but I was able to out accelerate him off the corner. Once I realised this, I basically ignored my mirror and continued on my way. Yep, Russ was a lot faster in terms of a clear laptime, but the difference in the two cars would allow him to catch, but by the time he did, he didn’t have enough track to pass and I couldn’t be bothered moving over so early into the race. Eventually Russ got a good run into the hairpin and I left racing room, but he then slid into the side of me on exit pushing me into the wall. This got my back up so the following lap when he tried this again, I held my ground and unfortunately Russ turned me around.  After his readdress I think he had a moment as he disappeared from my mirror and I didn’t see him until the dying moments of the race.

I think I started too light. By starting with 2/3’s of a tank I had to take on about the same I lost four spots when I pitted around the half distance mark. As has been the case for most of this season, I came out about 10s behind killagorrilla. This week I managed to catch and pass him but with 8mins to race end I made a driving error and fell off on the hump at the inner loop. Sadly I lost my spot and two laps later I did the same mistake again. I think my wheels were not straight when I hit the brakes causing me to fall off. Never the less Killa was able to hold off my every attempt and I finished for an extreamly hard fort 8th place.

For me, it’s season over as I’m away next week, but it’s been a thoroughly enjoyable season and thanks to all involved for their efforts. It’s been great fun
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 09, 2019, 07:27:18 AM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Ablearcher83 on January 09, 2019, 07:57:53 AM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.

Well the only thing to do is replace it. I suggest...........https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb (https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb)
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 09, 2019, 09:15:24 AM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.

Well the only thing to do is replace it. I suggest...........https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb (https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb)
The dead card is a Gigabyte 2080 which is only about a month old.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: rooshooter on January 09, 2019, 10:52:48 AM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.

Well the only thing to do is replace it. I suggest...........https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb (https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb)
The dead card is a Gigabyte 2080 which is only about a month old.
Not good Wally, I hope there are no problems with a replacement.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: doobs on January 09, 2019, 11:12:22 AM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.

Well the only thing to do is replace it. I suggest...........https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb (https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb)
The dead card is a Gigabyte 2080 which is only about a month old.

So that was the likely cause of your issues Wally?
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Dave O on January 09, 2019, 12:40:30 PM
Read somewhere a while back there was a lot of problems with some of these new cards  :(

so you're probably not the only one Wally. Hope all works out ok with a replacement.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 09, 2019, 02:44:24 PM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.

Well the only thing to do is replace it. I suggest...........https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb (https://www.pccasegear.com/products/45097/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-ichill-black-11gb)
The dead card is a Gigabyte 2080 which is only about a month old.

So that was the likely cause of your issues Wally?
Definitely last night's no show. The Discord overlay thing, maybe that would have happened anyway, as the card appeared to be working OK then.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Mael on January 09, 2019, 03:59:55 PM
Toughest race of the season,

Agree quite a though one  :)

Decided early on that I would not be able to get the Longtail on the pace around the nuclear disaster zone that is the Sonama road surface. So instead tried to create a easy handling car and focus on staying on road.
Which worked well, made a few early error giving up positions to Phil, Bacchulum and Bradc which was immensely frustrating. Don't mind being slow but people should still work hard to get by me.   (I would take being called a blocker with joy, a hat tip to Enrique Bernoldi  ;D)

Then surprisingly made a few position during the pit stop, I added 10l of fuel really only because that was how long the tire change took. Could have done the whole race on a single tank, emphasizing how little throttle I was able to use in the long tail! Finished (I think) 4th, a good result!

Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 09, 2019, 06:40:24 PM
Quali was disappointing. Being a bit earlier on the server I was hoping to improve my PB a bit, but it went the other way, missed it by 1.5s...and I don't even have anyone to blame for it but myself. I struggled with the sun being so low during practise and I think I lost a lot of time up the hill.
However, I managed to keep the car in one piece and that's the main thing...just that silly spin in lap one, which put me at the end of the field.
Bradc, cheers for letting me pass again. You must have felt guilty for catching me so early this time ;-)
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator on this bumpy track didn't make it easier hitting the PTT button on my button box. That's why I was so quiet and couldn't answer...yeah, not supposed to chat during the race anyway, I know.
So it was fun, cheers.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Phil.8 on January 09, 2019, 08:10:50 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 09, 2019, 08:12:44 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 09, 2019, 08:14:08 PM
Results are up in the 1st post.
It looks like it was a really interesting race between Phil and Kcender.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: ab156 on January 09, 2019, 08:55:53 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!

please do.  Came close to making this the holiday project https://github.com/SimFeedback/SimFeedback-AC-Servo
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 09, 2019, 09:26:54 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!

It's a 3dof one (seat mover & rear traction loss - pitch, roll and yaw) and I built it myself. A mate up in Moloolaba has built one quite a few yeas ago...I tried it...and crazy me couldn't resist of course :-)
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 09, 2019, 09:39:03 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!

It's a 3dof one (seat mover & rear traction loss - pitch, roll and yaw) and I built it myself. A mate up in Moloolaba has built one quite a few yeas ago...I tried it...and crazy me couldn't resist of course :-)
We need pictures.... :)
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 09, 2019, 09:44:25 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!

please do.  Came close to making this the holiday project https://github.com/SimFeedback/SimFeedback-AC-Servo

Yes, I know this project and I'm following it. A mate of mine is pretty keen on getting started on it. I've got a design ready to go, but can't really justify the expenses attached to building a 2nd one. See what happens...maybe later.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 09, 2019, 09:47:48 PM
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!

It's a 3dof one (seat mover & rear traction loss - pitch, roll and yaw) and I built it myself. A mate up in Moloolaba has built one quite a few yeas ago...I tried it...and crazy me couldn't resist of course :-)
We need pictures.... :)
Pleeaase no, that would be too embarrassing  ;)
I mean the rig is ok I think, it's just that I should be a bit faster with it. Need more seat time, yeah.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: buellersdayoff on January 09, 2019, 11:02:20 PM
I'm pretty sure my video card shat itself last night and needs to be RMAd. The screen locked up and went multicoloured, and when I rebooted, Windows no longer recognised the card because it reported an error. I updated drivers with a clean install, downgraded drivers, reseated the card, but it would no longer be recognised by Windows. So I've chucked my 980 back in for now.

I'll get the results up tonight.
Nooooo, bummer. https://youtu.be/JIRfPlC15uc
I was crazy busy during the race and running a motion simulator

This took my interest
Yeah, do tell!

It's a 3dof one (seat mover & rear traction loss - pitch, roll and yaw) and I built it myself. A mate up in Moloolaba has built one quite a few yeas ago...I tried it...and crazy me couldn't resist of course :-)
We need pictures.... :)
Pleeaase no, that would be too embarrassing  ;)
I mean the rig is ok I think, it's just that I should be a bit faster with it. Need more seat time, yeah.
Yeeeeeeessssssssss, pictures, more infos
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: RussG on January 09, 2019, 11:14:09 PM
I think I'm too embarrassed to talk about my race .... my own worst enemy  :-[ Blew the only chance the handicapped Shorty had of winning a race. Still struggling to see why the Shorty was handicapped at all, let alone still handicapped ...
But then I found the second half of the race to be fun trying to come back from a lap down  ;D  So that's a positive  :o
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 10, 2019, 08:24:52 PM
Here's a picture (no idea if this is working :-)
(http://)
Just let me know if you're up here in Brissie and if you want to give it a go.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 10, 2019, 10:04:20 PM
Looks awesome. Four monitors???? What do you have on that top monitor?
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 10, 2019, 11:16:33 PM
Looks awesome. Four monitors???? What do you have on that top monitor?
Cheers mate. I use it for all my cheat sheets about how to set up a car...that's pretty handy. It's nice to have some spare pixels available for whatever software you use for setting up/adjusting gear.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: buellersdayoff on January 11, 2019, 06:03:33 AM
Here's a picture (no idea if this is working :-)
(http://)
Just let me know if you're up here in Brissie and if you want to give it a go.
Sweet rig
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Ablearcher83 on January 11, 2019, 08:03:51 AM
Nice Rig! :)
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Phil.8 on January 11, 2019, 09:00:35 PM
very cool
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: killagorilla on January 12, 2019, 03:29:41 PM
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 12, 2019, 05:59:26 PM
I'm back on deck with a replacement MSI 2080.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Phil.8 on January 12, 2019, 07:25:08 PM
That was fast
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 12, 2019, 09:15:22 PM
That was fast
Yeah, they tested it at MSY, confirmed it was dead, and just exchanged it.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: RussG on January 12, 2019, 10:22:39 PM
That was fast
Yeah, they tested it at MSY, confirmed it was dead, and just exchanged it.
Cool  8)  ... There is an MSY just down the road from me. Got a few things there but never had to take any back yet   ;D
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: rooshooter on January 13, 2019, 08:40:55 AM
That was fast
Yeah, they tested it at MSY, confirmed it was dead, and just exchanged it.
Great news Wally :).
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2019, 02:47:32 PM
It is good. My past experience with MSY wasn't on par.  They were pretty rubbish after sales.  Glad you had a good experience.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 13, 2019, 04:01:54 PM
No problems at all. The two sales guys were friendly and helpful, but of course it comes down to individuals at the end of the day.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Wally on January 15, 2019, 06:28:04 PM
Server's up.
Title: Re: S25R7: Ford California Grand Prix at Sonoma Raceway Long Circuit
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2019, 09:38:21 PM
eh, sorry guys, after a tough day I dozed off on the couch...hope you had a good one