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GT Club @ Laguna Seca - Monday November 22nd, 2010

Discussion in 'RACE 07 Racing Club & Leagues' started by Stefan Werner, Nov 18, 2010.

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    Servername: RaceDepartment US-GT

    Class: GT Club
    Track: Laguna Seca

    Weather: Dry

    Practice: 45 minutes (20:00 EST / 01:00 GMT )
    Qualification: 10 minutes
    Warmup: 10 minutes
    Race: 2x22 minutes

    Notes: Click here to read the password and golden rules

    1. Stefan Werner
    2. Sam Mehler
    3. Eric Nelson
    4. Rhys Gardiner
    5. Dennis Phelan
    6. Eric Estes
    7. ?
    8. ?
    9. ?
    10. ?
    11. ?
    12. ?
    13. ?
    14. ?
    15. Freddie Besems - reserve
  3. Reserve pls. can use some extra excercise on this track. But not sure if i'm not a sleepy head.
  4. Server is up!
  5. Thanks Eric!
  6. Drive name: Sam Mehler
    I understand the GOLDEN RULES: YES
  7. CLUB!

    gonna be on a learning curve this evening!!!

    see you there
  8. cmon a learning curve? lowest form of plankton you can drive in GT's! LOL
  9. Drivername: Rhys Gardiner
    I understand the Golden Rules: Yes.

    I'll give this a go... :)
  10. Dennis Phelan

    Dennis Phelan
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    You guys need a backmarker.
  11. Always... lol :)
  12. Dennis needs someone to chase him... I'm in.
  13. Man that was waaaaaay fun event though I cannot come to grips with this track. And it is sitting on the ATCC shced and thats got me all sad.

    Had some really fun battles along the way. Race 1 Dave stephenson and I had a good time. Hope I didn;t scare you too much Dave. OUr cars were dramatically different for sure. Ended up Chasing Stefan the rest of the race after Dave had a big off. Reel him in a little, let him off a little and so on for 15 minutes! Great stuff Stefan!

    Race 2 was a bit different. Had Rhys and Stefan up ahead battling very hard and it was entertaining to watch! Excellent racing guys!! Dave go tpast me this time and gets thru both of them. I end up in a battle with Stefan til he goes off. I am chasing Rhys and he is 2nd when the phone rings and he answeres it!!!!!!! I take over P2 on a gift and than proceed to screw it up in the last lap letting Dave and stefan thru and going P4!

    Grats to Jesper for stinking up the show and going double win!!1 he he he

    Thansk for racing guys see ya wdnesday for Mini's? Istanbul 06! whooot!
  14. Dennis Phelan

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    I think this is one of those tracks that everyone just loves. OK, maybe not ericN yet and it's never been a fav of mine, I'll take a regular ol' track anytime! But as a racer one must drive where the trail takes you.

    Classy cars these, we should be getting into them more, at least until everyone starts using the same chassis.

    Too many downshifts, too much braking and so goes qualifying!

    R1 and R2 in general, have you ever felt like you were a single lonely galaxy in a universe where all the other galaxies are rapidly expanding away from you in all diriections?

    R1 the action: Sam goes off and makes short work of getting by Eric E and myself.

    R2 the action: A blistering start! L1 wasn't my best run lap but it was clean enough and fast enough to be pleased about. Soon enough[L2] the action got close enough to me that I felt the heat and so did Dave S. I was so loose that his light tap sent me off and he had to wait, putting him in last[?], where was Eric E? Dave took off next lap and Eric was behind me and he stayed close throughout the race. Congrat;'s to Dave for making oit all the way back to P2 at the end of the race!

    Thanks all! Great races!
  15. Great event at a great venue. Too bad I just couldnt find the pace. Had some good dicing with Dennis!!

    See you next week.
  16. Yeah, had a lot of fun these smaller GT cars. I used my setup from Sugo, which clearly was way to loose, but it was a lot of fun sliding the car around. lol

    Q: got a decent lap in and started from 3rd behind Rhys and Jesper.

    R1: got away well and followed Rhys around for a few laps and opening a gap over the rest of the field. After a few small mistakes on my part I had lost touch with Rhys and was pretty much on my own for the rest of race. Eric was trying hard to close the gap to me, but I had enough to manage it and held on to finish in 3rd.

    R2: got an amazing start and was up to 2nd or 3rd by turn 1. I was on the inside of Dave, you clearly wasn't aware I was there and we touched as he went for the apex. Some how we managed to hold it together though and I was then on the outside of him for turn 2. I left him plenty of room, but got a bit of nudge into the gravel from Dave on the exit. This dropped me right back down the order. I then had some contact with Eric in T3, as I was not aware that he was on the inside of me. Despite all of this I somehow found myself back up in 2nd place a lap or two later and an epic battle with Rhys ensued. Rhys clearly had a much faster car through the tight corners, where as I had the power. After a few laps of battling with him, I made a mistake coming up the hill which allowed Rhys to move along side of me and I found myself on the outside of him coming into the corkscrew. We don't it two wide! Having the wider exit and the inside line for Rayne curve, Rhys was able to complete the pass. All the crazy driving the dropped into the clutches of Dave, who's Seat had some very impressive acceleration. It wasn't long before Dave got through and I then had Eric on my tail again. I again made mistake coming up the hill and Eric sail on by unchallenged. By the time I got back up to speed I was about 3 seconds down on Eric and Dave up a head. I pretty much settle at this point. Then a couple of laps late I past Rhys for 4th, as he was parked on the side of the track. This oddly enough gave me a little burst of motivation to try and close the gap to Eric, whom had closed on Dave and was fighting with him for second at the time. I closed the gap at a surprising rate and passed Eric on the last, as he ran wide coming down Rayne curve. I then out braked myself a little into the last corner, but crossed the line just a head of Eric after a short drag race to the line. Finished 3rd again. :)

    Great stuff guys. Had a lot of fun!
  17. It was a great event indeed.

    Qualifying: 2nd. I wouldn't have been able to match Jesper in that Viper...

    Race 1: I got a good start, and stayed in 2nd the whole race. It was rather uneventful... more of a matter of keeping a good pace and maintaining the gap to Stefan.

    Race 2: I started not so well this time. I managed to get up to 3rd behind Stefan again as Jesper pulled away. The battle with Stefan that I had for the next seven laps or so is one I won't forget for a while. Driving the Gillet, I had a massive advantage in cornering speed and braking, but Stefan had the edge on straight-line speed and acceleration. Our fight had shades of the battle Gilles Villeneuve and Rene Arnoux had at the 1979 French Grand Prix - we both fought very cleanly but not without a bit of bumping, we had nothing between us on pace, and we were fighting for 2nd when the leader was uncatchable! Every time I went to pull a move on him, I was baffled at how he managed to hold the outside line in the corner and still keep the position. Eventually it came to a halt when Stefan ran wide at the Corkscrew, and we went 2-wide through the turn; I took 2nd, and tried to catch Dave who had gone by us earlier (but his acceleration off the last turn was unbelievable every lap) - and then the phone rang. Since I was home alone, I had to answer it, so I pulled over and tried to keep the conversation as short as possible as the field went back by me. I eventually finished 6th, but I'm not unhappy, as the battle with Stefan more than made up for it.

    Really enjoyable event. I'll be sure to sign up for more when I get more time in the mornings!
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