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Rony's Tuesday's Fun Race - Extra Large
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Rony's Tuesday's Fun Race - Extra Large


Every fourth tuesday we (Rony and Race Green Events) bring an extended fun
race for everybody who just wants to race! The event will be held on free tuesday alternating between normal Rony's Tuesday's Fun Race.
It's a free event, no sign ups needed, everyone who wants to take part can
come to server until end of qualification and join!



Information about combination of car and track will be posted here at least 5 days before event,usually in wednesday. The combination will be chosen by previous race's winner following simple priciples (see below).
So the workday event isn't stretched too long,unlike in normal RTFR here the qualification will be just 20 minutes long,while the race will be calculated to minimum laps that exceed 1 hour and 15 minutes lenght. To add little strategic touch,in the XL version there will be a mandatory pitstop with minimum lenght of 10 seconds,which can be made at any point of the race except on final lap (default LFS ruling applies).
Race will be held on a server named "Ronys Tuesdays Fun Race", which will be online at least 24h before event with next combo,currently server is online 24/7. 1 hour before qualifying,server will be password protected to keep not knowing crowded server jumpers at bay,password will always be the same: green
Also this event has it's rating system and statistics, spreadsheets of these can be found in THIS LINK, all previous winners and rating top10 drivers will have a chance to join race even without qualification if there still are empty starting places (all others must put a qualification time in order to be allowed start at race).


Event times:
18:00 UTC / 19:00 CET / 20:00 EET - 20 minutes qualification
18:30 UTC / 19:30 CET / 20:30 EET - Race start


Car and track combination choice principles:
Winner cannot pick a car used in previous 3 events.
Winner cannot pick a car from same car class used in last event.
Winner cannot pick track environment used in last event.
Winner has to pick the combination within 1 week from race finish. The choice has to be submitted either in server after the race or via PM here on lfs.net.
Combination must a proper one - no slick tyre car unpaved track combo will be accepted or fast race cars on karting tracks.

Car classes:
STD - UF1,XFG,XRG
TBO - FXO,RB4,XRT
LRF+ - FZ5,LX4,LX6,RAC
NGT - UFR,XFR
GTR - FXR,FZR,XRR
SS - BF1,FBM,FO8,FOX,MRT


Rules:
* though this is just a fun race, so rule book won't be as long as race distance itself, but everyone should follow basic car-racing rules (like rules of clean racing) and keep sportsmanship in mind, so everyone can have clean racing fun in this event!
  • Respect BLUE FLAG - you may not interfere passing maneuver of lapping car! In qualification - you may not disturb passing car in any way.
  • Be careful at YELLOW FLAG - slow down if necesary, be ready to avoid crashed cars. Crashed drivers must make sure that their return to racing won't cause other incidents.
  • No shortcutting in any way. 2 wheels must be on track every time. Usually there will be a layout to prevent shortcutting - if so,moving objects (like posts,tyrestacks,bales) should not be touched for legal lap.
  • Don't cross the pitline with more than 2 wheels and make way for cars racing at full speed. Failing to comply with this rule will award the racer with 10s penalty.
  • Be careful while racing, avoid any contacts with other cars. No crashing, ramming or any other unsportsmanlike behavior at any time.
  • Drivers with high and/or unstable ping will be asked to leave if not improving it.
  • No voting for restart/qualification/end race after qualification start (unless command is given to vote for start).
  • Chatting during race is not forbidden, but pressing binds and (especially - unnesecary) texting too often can result in penalty.
  • This is specifically an individual event - every driver has to drive himself,no driver swaps are allowed.
* every participant can recommend any changes to these simplified rules to make them better in any way, please report any mistakes found

Pitting rules:
Race requires a minimum time spent in pitstall of 10 seconds. That can be done either with single pitstop of sum of multiple pitstops. Driver who has spent less time will receive penalty time added to his finish time,which will be calculated by tripling the missing time to complete neccesary minimum time and adding additional 5 seconds. Drivers failing to pit at all will receive 1 minute penalty added to finish time (10s*3 + additional 30s).

In case you have any protests (crashing,blocking etc.) against somebody,please post them in this thread as soon as possible (best - right after race)! All protests will be reviewed and reckless drivers will be banned for futher events to keep clean and fair racing!


In case you timed out, crashed, run out of fuel and you have completed full 50% of race distance with single run, please spectate and don't join again - replay will be analized with LFSstats and you will be added to final results! If you did rejoin in such situation, but still want to be added to results, you will have to inform event admins in server or post request in this thread.


Good luck and have fun! Thumbs up
#2 - pik_d
Oooh, 75 minute races, this should be quite fun then.
1st RTFR XL info


Late january 2008 - first sanctioned races were organized by me in local latvian community,filling gaps between the only league back then. First race was held at some of the long Aston configurations using GTR cars,4 started,only 2 finished the race. After that 3 races per week were held with variating attendance with up to 13 guests - limit of my connection,as the server was hosted on my DSL connection.
May 2008 - seeing some activity around local community,I retreated from organizing 3 races per week and stuck to only one,held every tuesday. Around half year later I decided,that races need to be named at specific name and named it "Rony's Tuesday's Fun Race",ading also numbering to each race. Some time later races received a simple rating system. Races were hosted on better connection and peaked over 30 qualifyers,but rarely exceeding 15 drivers at finish.
4th january 2011 - after 3 years in local (at that point slowly reducing) comunity,I dared to organize first event in international level by posting info in lfsforum's calendar. Besides usual latvian drivers,event was joined by 2 lithuanians and 1 bulgarian driver - only the latter also finished the race. Event received the "international" tag to keep in apart from national version.
July 2011 - after few months of dissapointing attendance,the national version of RTFR was ditched - a total of 115 races were held.
31st march 2015 - the new Westhill version was released just in time for centurial celebration race,shattering every attendance records with currently still unbeaten 40 guests. Starting with next,101st event,the "international" tag was dropped because it's the only RTFR out there anyway.
24th january 2017 - after 6 years RTFR receives a new version of the event - the Extra Large version,for the first time hosting a race longer then 40 minutes,also adding unseen strategic option to the event - a mandatory pitstop. This is where you,dear racers,step in - you have the chance to put your name in history by becoming 1st ever RTFR-XL winner!

A reminder - server will be password protected 1 hour before qualifying start to keep not knowing crowded server jumpers out of way,pass will be always the same: green

Server is up and running: Ronys Tuesdays Fun Race (feel free to spam the Airio top table with your laptimes)
#5 - jkat
Protest for 1st Rony's TF XL race
I'm not usually doing protests but this time end result was bad and the crash would have been avoidable.

Racer: [WCL] J.A.Katila
Protested racer: EZKO

Lap 3, time ~1.35.20.

Description of incident: I was driving towards second last turn and behind me was driving EZKO. I was clearly ahead and was going forward using most optimal driving line towards next turn when EZKO collided and spun me to fence and sand causing damage and lost of many positions. This would have been avoided by short lifting just before the collision. Also there were no apologies during or after the race.
#6 - lucaf
Thanks for the race!

I ruined my engine with downshift mistake (wich I did so many times on that track during practice) quite early in the race.

Was so nice to chill couple of laps with Rony and Ring.

bit pissed, got taken out by arco then was pissing about a bit
I enjoyed it a lot, some great racing with Rik Smile
Quote from lucaf :
Was so nice to chill couple of laps with Rony and Ring.

I enjoyed watching it from behind, hoping for some gains, which didn't happen. Big grin

Snoopy kept me on my guard in the later race, as i was losing concentration, making mistakes, but he was always there, making me to focus for a bit longer. We were going like on a rubber band. Smile

Also huge sorry to Erppa for end of first lap, as i sent him forcibly to pitlane, because i didn't see him next to me.
Re: Protest for 1st Rony's TF XL race
Quote from jkat :I'm not usually doing protests but this time end result was bad and the crash would have been avoidable.

Racer: [WCL] J.A.Katila
Protested racer: EZKO

Lap 3, time ~1.35.20.

Description of incident: I was driving towards second last turn and behind me was driving EZKO. I was clearly ahead and was going forward using most optimal driving line towards next turn when EZKO collided and spun me to fence and sand causing damage and lost of many positions. This would have been avoided by short lifting just before the collision. Also there were no apologies during or after the race.

I'm sorry that the incident happened, I didn't mean to ruin your race, or risk ruining my own for that matter. However, I don't agree that I'm (solely) to blame for the incident, as our cars were clearly side-by-side when you moved to left, as shown in the image I've attached (taken right before contact on lap 3 at 1:33:00). The contact also drove me off track. Anyhow, we had some great racing at the end of the race, was a lot of fun! Hope to get at it with you again soon! Smile

On that note, thanks to Rony for hosting and to everyone else for the racing!
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RTFR protest.jpg
Can you guys send me replay of the race?
Quote from Mikus1212 :Can you guys send me replay of the race?

Someone surely will, but i guess you cannot play it in demo,if it's S2 content.

Esco B.: I wouldn't call that side by side. I would call that insufficient overlap. I don't know what happened after that, but from that picture it looks like best call to back off and wait few more turns.
Quote from Kid222 :Someone surely will, but i guess you cannot play it in demo,if it's S2 content.

Im Mikke from AirAttack :^)
Oh come on! Big grin
Quote from k_badam :bit pissed, got taken out by arco then was pissing about a bit

I'm really sorry about that, I have to admit that it was too optimistic..
So... does somebody have a replay? Tongue
Will we get a results / race concluding post? Smile
Quote from Esco B. :I'm sorry that the incident happened, I didn't mean to ruin your race, or risk ruining my own for that matter. However, I don't agree that I'm (solely) to blame for the incident, as our cars were clearly side-by-side when you moved to left, as shown in the image I've attached (taken right before contact on lap 3 at 1:33:00). The contact also drove me off track. Anyhow, we had some great racing at the end of the race, was a lot of fun! Hope to get at it with you again soon! Smile

On that note, thanks to Rony for hosting and to everyone else for the racing!

That is not enough overlap, if this overlap caused the crash then it is your fault. BTW, that car in your avatar, there is one near where i live!
Quote from MandulAA :Will we get a results / race concluding post? Smile

He's only just done the AWD write-up, give him some time Big grin
1st RTFR XL results
Qualification:


Race:


Winner:


Race statistics / Event rating and other statistics will be created before next XL event.


Quote from jkat :Racer: [WCL] J.A.Katila
Protested racer: EZKO
Lap 3, time ~1.35.20.
Description of incident: I was driving towards second last turn and behind me was driving EZKO. I was clearly ahead and was going forward using most optimal driving line towards next turn when EZKO collided and spun me to fence and sand causing damage and lost of many positions. This would have been avoided by short lifting just before the collision. Also there were no apologies during or after the race.

When exiting right handed turn that leads onto international configuration,J.A. Katila goes wide on turn exit using whole track width despite Ezko's car being already there,so the initial contact is solely J.A. Katila's fault. However after the initial contact Ezko keeps throttle to the max until both cars leave track (about 1.5s since first touch),making the incident worse then it could be.

* PENALTIES :
EZKO - receives a WARNING for failing to react on situation. Despite having the right to keep the line,driver should react better to the situation and give his best to avoid further contacts.
MTDZX-Arska - receives 4.71 seconds penalty added to his finish time for minimum pit time violation.

- - - - - - - - - -

The first RTFR XL has been completed and obviously the longer race length did not scare many away,as it was attended by over 10 drivers more than average normal RTFR race. Of course one of the reasons might be the "people's car" XFG,which is known to be "easy" raceable - only 3 drivers more than average XFG race in normal RTFR.

And the winner is... Air Attack Racing's Mikke proved that he is the one to beat in this combination - he was the fastest in qualifying,he set the fastest lap and led all the laps until his pitstop and passed temporary leader after his closest rival's pitstop by collecting 30 lead laps out of 37. The racer,who joined normal RTFR only once (2nd place finish) goes into history as the first ever RTFR-XL winner. Marex led 4 laps and was the only one to finish within half minute gap to the leader,Storm took the remaining podium step. Rest of the top 5 was taken by TC-R - 4th was leader of 2 laps Sam,behind him his teammate Spencer.

* FUN FACT OF THE MONTH :
Besides the organizer there is one more driver,who has driven in both "firsts" - he scored 10th place (he did not finish,but completed more then half distance) in the 1st RTFR and 12th place finish in 1st RTFR-XL. Who is he? His nickname is Ring and he represents Bulgaria.

* CLOCK PITTER OF THE RACE :
[WCL] J.A.Katila spent in pitstop 10.13s without any pitwork,making the shortest legal pitstop of the race.

* FIELD RUSHER OF THE RACE :
Despite joining late and setting only 1 timed lap before qualifying time run out,a top 10 finish still was possible for [TC-R] Pete - he started 19th and finished 6th making a total of 13 positions up in the table.

* HONORABLE MENTION :
With less then 2000 kilometers online experience,somewhat lacking skill and obviously with default setup,William still completed 29 laps without causing any serious problems,proving common sense and respect to experienced racers. With this attitude and continiously growing experience,any driver can become respected racer no matter of his pace.

After two weeks... Sorry,habbit... Razz After 4 weeks break RTFR-XL will return with a race in Blackwood - and it will be race in new Blackwood (BL1),no matter if it's stable patch or still in test phase. FXO is the winner's car selection,so also 2nd race will be held with FWD car. Meanwhile normal RTFR continues with it's 2 weeks tact,which means already next tuesday we will have the usual 30+min race. Where? I'll give you 2 hints - you'll need a test patch unless stable verion is out and you'll see a lot of houses. More info in the weekend as always!

PS. Seeing possibility to misuse (shorter pit to gain track position) required minimum pitstop length and "mild" penalty,the penalty will be increased by 5 seconds added to already announced tripple of the missing time. Stay clean!
It was great Smile Arska, you were so lucky with that penalty, you almost lost the position Smile
I so wish to join (screaming at my timezone for being an hour too late)

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