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Boss 302 Series Info & Schedule

Discussion in 'GT Legends' started by Carlos Diaz, Feb 23, 2011.

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  1. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car


    Hello GTLers and welcome to the first ever RD Boss 302 Series held here in the Historic Racing Section of RD.

    First, a little history as to how this came about. Back in September of last year we ran a few events with this car and we all just basically fell in love with the mod. A few days after the events were over Eck Simpson skins one of these beauties and in that thread he also writes..."A Boss 'Stang I'm hacking away at. Please tell me there's a possibilty, of a series with this mod."

    Some say an idea is like an infection. And so we were all very quickly infected with this great idea and the Boss 302 series was born.

    On to the details...

    Game Required: GT Legends
    Number of Drivers: 36 max.

    Mod: Big Ron's Boss 302 (Alternate Link)

    This one almost doesn't need an introduction. Big Ron & Team21's mod is based on the 1969 Boss 302. The Boss 302 was a Ford Mustang model designed with Trans-Am competition in mind. The car was powered by a five-liter V8 engine, less than 10,000 examples were built. The car came close to win the Trans-Am Championship in 1969 and finally clinched the title one year later.

    Schedule: We open it up at a track most of us are very familiar with. This way we can concentrate more on getting acquainted with the car (assuming you didn't take part in prior events with us and have never driven it before) than learning the track. And we finish it with the very bumpy Bridgehampton which was requested by the gentleman which infected us with the idea in the first place...Eck. In between are some tracks that we are very familiar with in the club and two that I believe have never been run (Daytona and Mid America).

    March 01st - Watkins Glen (GP Layout)
    March 08th - Mid America Motorplex
    March 15th - Daytona Road Course (alternate link)
    March 22nd - Elkhart lake 2008 (alternate link)
    March 29th - Riverside (Canam Layout)
    April 05th - Mid Ohio Sports Car Course (no chicane)
    April 12th - Portland Raceway 1970
    April 19th - Bridgehampton

    Race Format: Since this series is more of a special club event and less of an all out league, I decided to keep the race format similar to what we are already used to in the club.

    30 min Practice
    10 min Superpole Qualy (you get one timed lap for qualification)
    25 min Race1
    10 min Superpole Qualy (you get one timed lap for qualification)
    25 min Race2
    TOTAL TIME=100 min

    The start time for the events will be posted in the calendar and in the event thread.
    The first four events will start at 20:00 GMT.
    DST kicks in on March 27th and then the last four events will start at 19:00 GMT.
    Please take note that the above DST is for the United Kingdom.
    Please be aware that the North American Daylight Savings kicks in on March 13th.

    Sign-ups & Liveries: Because these events are being held in the club, there will be no sign up thread and the liveries will not be permanently reserved by any of the drivers.
    The sign-ups will occur the same way they always do in the club...Through the event's thread. There are 36 slots open for drivers.

    There are 20 skins included with the mod. The skins will be nominated by the drivers for each event in the sign-ups. Since there are potentially more drivers then there are skins, each skin may be used by two different drivers per event. None of the skins may be chosen twice until all 20 skins have been already nominated.

    Because this is being held in the club, I want to keep things simple and running smoothly, therefor there will be no additional liveries allowed other than the ones already included in the mod.


    If you cause a driver to spin, you must wait and give back the position.

    No less than two tires on the tarmac at all times. No exceptions.

    There is no chatting during qualification and only "Thank you" and "Sorry" will be allowed during the race, nothing else.

    You may only flash your lights to let someone know they are being lapped (no excessive flashing please, one or two flashes is more than enough). You may also use the flashing as "Thank you" once the person lets you through.

    You may not flash the driver in front of you if you are fighting for position and you believe this driver is slower than you and holding you back. It is your responsibility to pass the driver in front of you safely.

    Lapping...The driver being lapped will not be required to go off the track and ruin their race to let the lapper through. Everyone is racing here, even the guys in the back. The lapped driver will, as early and as safely as he can, move over and let the lapper through.

    A more elaborate and complete version of the rules can be found here.

    Points: Even though this is being held in our club, I thought it would be nice to add a bit of a competitive edge and include a points system. Therefor, there will be a champion of the series and results will be published for all events and posted in the event's thread.

    Points Structure: (plagiarized from RDHGP, hehe)

    P01 - 25 pts
    P02 - 22
    P03 - 20
    P04 - 18
    P05 - 16
    P06 - 15
    P07 - 14
    P08 - 13
    P09 - 12
    P10 - 11
    P11 - 10
    P12 - 9
    P13 - 8
    P14 - 7
    P15 - 6
    P16 - 5
    P17 - 4
    P18 - 3
    P19 - 2
    P20 - 1

    To keep it simple, no extra points will be awarded for fastest laps or getting pole during qualification.

    Remember that there are 2 races per event, so you will have a total of 16 opportunities to get points.

    Server & Passwords:

    We will use the same server name we use every week in the club...Racedepartment.com GTL.

    The password is the current password being used for the club and it can be found here.

    The most important thing to remember: Have fun!!!!!!!!!
  2. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Niceness :good:

    My only comment is that you, Jack, Phil etc. will also need to be aware that the North American Daylight Savings kicks in on 13th March, so there's a 2 week difference between you going and us here in Europe on 27th March.
  3. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    Glad you like it boss.

    BTW, round 1 can be found HERE.
  4. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    My only (very, very minor) disappointment is no Road Atlanta after last night's excellence, but as that track has very limited pit slots, I completely get why it didn't make the cut.

    There are some real humdingers in the schedule however. :D
  5. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    You are disappointed...I almost cried when I saw that it only had 21 grid slots lol.

    If this thing has a good turnout and we get to do it again, hopefully by then the issue with RA1970 will be fixed.
  6. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    Ah, thanks for that bit of very useful info there Thommo, I will try and alert the boys on the west through a PM about this. And maybe I should also include it here.
  7. Top job there Carlos. This is going to be brilliant and I for one can't wait until it starts. Now to get downloading the tracks I have'nt got.....
  8. Eck Simpson

    Eck Simpson
    Premium Member

    Are we using the Virtua LM, Mid Ohio?. I only ask, as I just deleted a Mid Ohio Sportscar Course, from GTR2. In favour of the VLM version.
  9. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Just to advise, this link is dead for me, but I think I have the mod anyway. :confused:
  10. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    Yes sir, Eck, VLM it is :good:

    Warren, it works for me but I will add an alternate download up there just to make sure everyone has access to it.
    Thanks for letting me know.
  11. Warren Dawes

    Warren Dawes
    Premium Member

    Strangely, it is now working for me Carlos, but didn't when I tried several times this morning. :confused:
    Maybe the website was down for maintainance. :confused::confused:
  12. It's on altbierbude too. That's where I got it, anyway.

    Might try some of these when I work the rust off some more. Still nowhere near good enough to come play just yet, but I'll get there.
  13. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    The problem with the altbierbude cars is that they (the bude) run custom classes for their cars, and so a lot of their downloads are specially customised for their site, and won't work on our servers that use standard classes.

    It's not a massive deal to fix, but it is extra hassle.

    Also - don't worry about rustiness or having "speed" - we are a gentleman racers club, so no matter what speed you are, all are welcome if you are willing to abide by the code of courtesy that we practice in this Club.

    For instance - have a look at the infractions section, see how many infraction points originate in the GTL Club.

    The quick answer is a big old 0, fact fans.
  14. Ah... Ok I'll get it elsewhere and reload. Thanks for the info.
  15. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Paul, before you go off downloading, just check the "CAR" file of anyone of the Bosses you've already got.

    The "Classes" line near the bottom should say "classes="SIM_FULL, SIM_GTC, SIM_GTC76, SIM_NOBRIT, SIM_DRIFT, SIM_NOKING, SIM_NOLONG""

    If it doesn't, just paste the above over the classes line in all the Boss *.Car files, and you're patched up :good:
  16. Ah sweet. Thanks Stuart. :)
  17. Eck Simpson

    Eck Simpson
    Premium Member

    Thanyou sir, only Daytona Roadcourse I'm not sure about now. I'll deal with that, nearer the time.
  18. Carlos Diaz

    Carlos Diaz
    Happily driving a "girly" car

    Eck, the track names are linked to the exact versions of the tracks we will be using, I did that to take the guesswork out of the equation and to make sure we were all using the very same tracks on race day.

    Just click on them and you won't have to worry about a thing.
  19. Eck Simpson

    Eck Simpson
    Premium Member

    Its just my laziness, taking over, as usual.
    I'm absolutely 100 percent sure, all the work has been done. But, if I can get out of downloading, unless its absolutely necessary, I'm gonna try... lol.
  20. Feeling bad that I can't join all the fun here :( I'm really going to make an effort to join some races at least. Watkins next week already.. Marvellous track choice btw señor D.
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