I drafted a rough schedule yesterday for a changes schedule that looked something like this (no race distances or anything, just tracks)
-KY2 or KY2R (XRT advanatge)
-SO4 or SO5 (FXO advanatge)
-BL1 ; BL1R ; BL2 maybe even (XRT advantage unless at BL2, then RB4)
-FE3R or FE2 (FXO advantage)
-AS6 ; AS5 ; AS4 never reverse because of the dangerous first corners there (XRT advantage)
-WE1R (XRT advantage, but this is a very good track)
1 race per environment. As I had said last year, I'm taking suggestions until it's released. Once Registrations are open it's too late. I was going to move in the direction of smaller tracks, but we'll see after the final round how I feel about that.
I'm also looking to make the RB4 and FXO into contention for the title. Stankus has world records in the FXO and can't get too close to the lead. Tracks where the FXO should be advantaged it's tyres melt away. Tracks where they don't melt away it not fast enough. BL2 race actually would be bad for the FXO, but would bring the RB4 into play.. This would get away from the base of the series and unless there is a ton of support for that race I'll likely avoid it other than a possible non-points event which would draw a tiny attendance.
I was looking to change the XRT's restriction to weight (5kg or something) and the FXO's restriction to 3 or 4%. They may be able to take the pole in the FXO with these restrictions, but looking at the tracks (rather the schedule is changed like above or left mostly the same) the FXO will still not be the best choice of car. Testing will have to confirm this however. I'd rather leave it the same and be wrong than change something and be wrong..
Testing didn't exactly work out, but before the Short Course 150 (very early Sunday) if there are people on the server I may ask them to do some test runs for me if they don't mind.
Of course, if the Short Course 150 gets dominated by an FXO I may not change the restrictions for next year. One thing I don't want is to slow down the race pace or take tyre wear out of the races. That's half of the fun
Last week RTFRi was held in that track with XRT (the most popular car in this league anyway),it was one of the most crowded events,even cutting off casual drivers,who are not visiting lfsforum. But then again,it's quite common combo with a "been there,doe that" backtaste...
Not sure if rallycross is a good idea in this kind of league...
But still there was no Fern Bay to this year's calender...
Well,this has been turned into XRT league with some FXOs in mix,while RB4 is almost forgotten. Wouldn't it be better to have equal car amount in field keeping equal overall chances for title? How about adding another % of restrictor to XRT? (puts flamesuit on in fear from rwd fanatics) It would give more chance to other 2 cars,of course this requires some testing...
Honestly, I don't want to go to a rally-cross track. I was just trying to think about how to even up the RB4. I don't exactly want to slow down the XRT, but I'm more in the corner of adding speed to the other two cars somehow.. this is impossible for the RB4 though. The weight thing seems like a good idea as it will make the vehicles even more varied in weight and power. The FXO going down the 3 or 4% and XRT going to 0% with 5-10 kg will make it more powerful, but slower in the corners while going different speeds. While the FXO would be faster in the straights to make up a little more.. Weight added on the FXO would reduce tyre wear, but also get rid of it's variance from the XRT.
RB4 should be the best car this weekend coming, but that's the only time that it would have been any good (even though one did finish 3rd at Blackwood :shrug
I don't like the idea in my OP about giving bonus points to the highest finishing in each car, but at the same time I do. It would encourage some variance in car selection
Thanks again for the comments guys
Car counts were up this year. This was something that I had hoped for in keeping things largely the same for this season. Now that we have a good reputation for the most part through those interested in race we can start to make the racing more exciting for those who might watch or those who enjoy battling more than riding. The schedule spacing works really well, and the times I can't help , but I think we could even make the racing more exciting through the pack. That's what I aim for. At the front I can't change too much because you guys are too consistent in pace. We cut back on our yellow calling this year and I think that made it better as well
If we really wanted to have an exciting race at the front we'd have to go to an oval or have some luck . We have had some luck this year at the front like in the Westhill 207, but if it's always exciting it's not quite as exciting when it is. Let's go to F24 next year jk
Yeah that looks better already!
-KY2 has been done already, but its still a fun combo, KY2r is my prefered combo though :P
-SO4 is very fun, there was race back in Apex Cup at this combo, and well the FXO was very competitive here along with the XRT. RB4 not so much even with Troy behind the wheel :P
-FE2 could be pretty crazy, T1 is just a real no go in terms of long races IMO Perhaps FE3r or FE4r could be fun
-I would like to see AS4 there, its a fun combo and slipstream there makes for some good and close racing even with these cars. AS7r was a good one this year so I imagine this could be even better.
-WE1r was good this year, a very challenging track in terms of setup and driving, atleast more fun that WE1...
I'm going to compile a schedule vote here before the new year. I'm either going to post some tracks and then make the races for them or I'm just going to make the options with the whole event information like this and post those options. Here's some samples of each event options.
- Aston 250 - 31 laps at AS4 - 250km - estimated race time= 90 min
- Westhill 207 – 40 laps at WE1R - 207km - estimated race time= 80 min
- Kyoto 225 - 44 laps at KY2R - 226km - estimated race time= 87 min
- South City Grand Prix - 41 laps at SO4 - 165km - estimated race time= 76 min
- South City 150 – 48 laps at SO5 - 151km - estimated race time= 74 min
- Blackwood 200 – 61 laps at BL1 - 201km - estimated race time= 90 min
- Fern Bay 175 - 50 laps at FE3 - 175km - estimated race time= 75 min
- Fern Bay 200 - 31 laps at FE4 - 203km - estimated race time= 90 min