Many people were hoping for a stream that evening, but I think noone ended up doing it. The highest scoring race didnt go down that interestingally though.
There is basically a 1.5sec draft window, where You just cant pull away, cause of the insanely long straights for the Skip Barber and most races just go down switching places , cruising in the draft and being the most clever at the last lap.
But I remember I was in 2nd at an early lap and got a draft in a way that I pulled ahead and the 2 guys behind me made it just side by side with the guy who was in the lead, so I got into the 2nd sector in the lead while next 3 cars went into the following corners side by side and they were foolish enough to stay like that for too long and there was my 1.5+ gap to pull away and ended up something like 14 secs win. I also won the 3 other lower scoring races that night, so I didnt leave anything to a chance
We actually had a lot of tension trough midseason with a few guys, for that title battle, since there were some incidents and things were really heating up between us, it was actually quite stressful, but in the end we all shook our virtual hands and remained friends
lol, this thread makes me feel old, more than 10 years ago I was 15 and one of the youngest fellas around here.
My Racing started to stop somewhere around 2008/09 when I discovered poker and started working with all my heart toward the goal of becoming a good poker player. Have been playing for nearly five years now and still havent had to go to work ever in Estonia
Bought a new desktop PC sometime in 2012 and started to do a slow comeback with iRacing. OH BOY it took a while, but managed to become the Skip Barber Champion of Season 2013/02 in a 4way battle all the way up to the final GP at SPA. Coming out on top in that battle felt so great, reminded me of why I loved LFS so much, the feeling of accomplishment it provided me with !
Since I also have become successful enough with poker to spend some money, I also gave a shot at real life with Rotax Max karting last year. Did 5 Races and mostly last places so far, Estonia has pretty great drivers, The Rotax Max Champ came 2nd at the Grand Finals in New Orleans, so it's tough out there. But I was closing the gap with every race and my equipment wasnt the best last year.
Will be having another expensive shot at it this year with full season and better equipment and team support, will see how goes
Any of the oldies become very wealthy somehow, then PM me for sponsorship deals !
Make it rain, make it dark, new tracks and cars and You can sell S3 for 50$
That price is ridiculous btw, it's like 10 years old ! iRacing rakes in 100$ for yearly subscriptions and stuff + like the price of LFS for a single car and a track.
Just trying to motivate You guys You do have a project worth millions in Your hands, need to price it right, need to sell it right, need to work on the right things. A stupid chatbox colouring bug or 3d stuff, is not what makes LFS.
I just got an idea from this thread.
What if there were like 2-3 servers made by the devs, where only people who have owned LFS for at least 3 years would get in. The servers would be called Legends or smthn and then the real oldies would get to meet there with no newbz
Setups probably start making difference when Your times are fast. And You can feel it the best, when You've hotlapped for 20 hours on some track and You're about to make a suicide and then some fella comes along and says, hey, can You try my set and tell me if it's any good. Well, You try it and suddenly in few laps You find those last 0.2-0.3 secs to break the WR and You make the other guy wanna do a suicide and You're off the hook
And btw, in GTR Evo in the Touring cars I think the setups make much less difference than in LFS, cause I could get really close times with all kinds of sets I tried.