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STCC @ Mantorp Friday January 23rd

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William Yunck

Feb 19, 2008

This is a joint AU, USA event, but others are welcome - if there is room.

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Class: STCC
Track: Mantorp
Weather: Dry

Practice: 2.00 GMT (Friday 9.00PM EST USA) (Saturday 12.00MD AEST AUS)
Qualification: 2.30 GMT 15 min (Superpole)
Race: 2.45 GMT 2 by 14 laps (Forced Pitstops)

Notes: STCC expansion pack required - Pit stops have a minimum 2 tire change.

Important: Please pay special attention to Racedepartment's Golden Rule: If you hit another driver and disadvantage him, we expect you stop and let the other driver regain his position on you. If this costs you many places (eg first few laps) then consider this a penalty for your driving infringement. Doing this shows respect to your fellow drivers and will encourage drivers to be more careful. Please use some care when letting the other driver regain position, do not immediately stop your car on the driving line where it can cause further accidents. Not following this rule will result in your membership of the racing club being terminated at once!

  1. Olaf J Linortner
  2. Warren Dawes - Skin
  3. William Yunck - skin
  4. Cam Wedgwood - Skin
  5. Tyson Cierpial
  6. Matt Alpeter - skin
  7. Keith Barrick
  8. Marcel vd Aa
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Corey Theman

Apr 14, 2008
Sad I'll have to miss this being out of town, I had fun last week :( I'm sure it will be great fun as always!

Keith Barrick

Feb 19, 2008
I will do my best to make this race, not 100% tho. Ill be in the Peugot or the Audi, as I dont usually run them.

Keith Barrick

Feb 19, 2008
Doesnt look like I will be able to make this race tonite. Sorry guys. I was looking forward to this.


Marcel vd Aa

AC Paint Guru
Aug 28, 2008
Looks like i am able to race after all...
Put me down, i'll try something different from the C30, probably the Honda

Cam Wedgwood

Jul 8, 2007
I'm out of this race due to illness. Sorry guys but not able to make it. What a joy on my birthday too! Have fun, hope I can make the next.

Matt Alpeter

All my hard work and patience is finally paying off with a podium on sunday, then pole and 2 podiums today!

Qually: Got my PB of 1:22.2 and ended up in pole position

Race 1: Had a great launch, but shifted into 2nd way early so the launch was blown. Spent a couple laps in 1st until I overshot the exit of the second to last corner and Willi got by. Kept him around .8 or so for about 5 laps until lap 7 when he made a small error in the chicane and let me get a run on him. For some dumb reason I chose to try a pass on the outside which obviously didn't work and I settled back into following him when he made his pit. I was planning on pitting on lap 9 to finish on good tires, but the next two laps were pretty bad and by the time I got out of my pit I was about 1.5-1.8 seconds back. Luckily Willi made a pretty big error in the chicane and we were off to a drag race down the stretch. Even though I was drifting around the corners I was able to keep him behind me until I looked back after the second to last corner and drove off the side of the track lol. I slowly reeled him back in but it was too little too late and finished 2nd.

Race 2: Started 6th and got a pretty decent launch and was up to 4th before the first right-hander. Was really nervous with Willi's go-kart right behind me, but started moving up, starting with Tim, who went off at the second to last corner. Willi finally got by me, but it was short lived as he drove off that lap and I started focusing on Marcel and Warren. As I started to catch them, Marcel locked up and drove off at the same second to last corner on lap 5. Changed my pit strategy a bit and went in on lap 7 and came out in 3rd behind Olaf. He pitted the next lap and I tried to gain as much time on Warren as possible before he pitted on lap 9. I watched him go in on the mini-map and started counting down the 7.7sec pit stop, but somehow his guys were sleeping on the job and it took him much much longer. With me in 1st again, I tried to just drive it home, but Marcel wouldn't have it and pushed real hard and eventually caught up. I got a terrible exit off the last corner and Marcel was able to pass me on the straight at the beginning of lap 11. I followed him bumper to bumper threw the chicane and got a run on the inside coming down into the right-hander, where I went for a pass. I tried to out-brake him and ended up locking the front tires a bit and ever so slightly we banged doors, which put him out of line. A clean pass? Probably, but not a pass that friends do, so on the front straight I slowed and let him re-gain his 1st. By lap 13, my rear tires were absolutely terrible and I was losing Marcel with Warren all over my rear. Coming into the second to last corner, I screwed up the entry and Warren was completely sideways, I'm talking a full 90 degrees to the track lol. Had I not been there it would have been a flawless Tokyo drift around the corner LOL. Unfortunately, he bumped me and put us both in the grass, and after he let me have my spot back it was Marcel followed by Willi who got by, then me. Warren fell back and I was off to drive to a 3rd.

Overall, I finished 3rd for the second event in a row!!

Thanks again to RD, Willi for setting it up, and to the fellow racers!

Warren Dawes

Mar 1, 2007
Another intense STCC affair on a new track for me. Wasn't really looking forward to this one, I had decided to give the Puegeot another try after hating it the first time I drove it. A brief test run confirmed that I really struggle with this little car, the back end is as slippery as hell. To top it all off, I woke this morning with another migrane.
I knew who would be a pacemaker for this one, since I had tried to follow each driver to check some pings, but I couldn't keep up with Matt, who was obviously on song. William turned up later and put in a faster time than Matt in practice, so he was also primed.

Qualy: Shocker. Was actually putting together a pretty fast time until the back section and managed to spin it, TWICE!!!. So, start safely at the back and work on getting pole for race 2. :rotfl:

Race 1. Fluffed the start and dropped to last. Picked up some spots thanks to spins in front and got to P4 behind Marcel, made a mistake, dropped back, then caught him again. Rather than plan a pass, I decided to pit early.Yikes!. Came out well behind Marcel (note to self to lecture pitcrew for next race :) ). I managed to catch Marcel again but yet another mistake ended any hopes of passing him. Finished 4.

Race 2. Bit slow off the line, allowing Marcel through, but Olly had gone to sleep, forgot to take off and blocked Tyson. This gave me P3 early. Tim missed the second last turn, allowing me to slip into P2 but yet again I was looking at Marcel's rear end. I was getting to know it well :worship:. This time I managed to complete a very long pass involving us being side by side for at least two turns and most of the straight, but I finally got through into the lead. I pulled a reasonable gap and stayed out as long as I could to build a gap before the pitstop. I even managed a couple of PB's, so surely this time I had sufficient buffer to cover a slowish pitstop. Nope, my lazy pitcrew was watching TV and took an eternity again, so I came out behind Matt and Marcel. While they were dicing, I sneaked up to join them and things were looking good for a fierce 3 way battle for the win. Then I stuffed up big time. At the end of Lap 13, in the high speed left hander, the PUG suddenly decided to let the rear end go (never had that before there), I over-corrected and she slewed sideways towards the right hander. I planted my foot on the throttle hoping to pull off a spectacular recovery into the middle of the track, and nearly did, but unfortunately I tapped Matt and sent him off track. Very sorry Matt. I waited and let Matt recover, but in the meantime, William had passed him. While I was typing my apologies to Matt, I completely missed the next turn and spun it again. From this point I hung my head in shame and just cruised the last lap to finish P4 again. Grats to William and Marcel for the wins, but also to Matt who was very consistent on the day.

Pity the numbers were small, but another good event with STCC. These events are so good, I wonder why we don't get more interest in them.

William Yunck

Feb 19, 2008
Pity the numbers were small, but another good event with STCC. These events are so good, I wonder why we don't get more interest in them.
I don't know either, it must be because it is friday night here, most guys aren't at home like me on fridays. Don't now about your side though Warren - guys must be busy saturday morning.

Practice went well as my first full lap out yeilded my second best time on this track ever - then I managed to mess up qually and started in 3rd I think. Superpole is tough like that.

Race one - didn't get a great start but managed a few good turns and before long I was following Matt, I don't know how but second lap with 16 liters fuel gave me a PB on the track of 121.6something. I won't recap Matt and I's battle as he did a good job of it above, but it was good fun, and I brought home my first real win at RD. :rotfl:

Race 2 - started last but got an ok start and I think I was in 5th by the back straight. I was planning on just realing the front runners in if at all possible and it seemed like i was able to gain some ground but as Marcel and I pitted at the same time I found myself still sitting there and Marcel was driving away. I don't know what happened really but my crew took 12 seconds for the pit compared to 7 in race one. They must have taken some tips from Warren's crew. I got out finally and drove a horrible lap, giving up even more time. Then I settled down and drove as smooth as I could and was starting to catch Marcel, Matt, and Warren. I got close enough on the last lap to take advantage of Warren's drift and Matts unfortunate part in it to end the race in 2nd. That gave me the overall but only due to the crash of Matt.

Another fun and close race night in Sweden, I love these events - we just need more guys. thank you Olly, Matt, Marcel, Tyson, Warren, and Timothy for a fun night.:good:
Mar 31, 2008
well well i finally got my act together for qualifying ,due to a different car and help for Matt (thanks buddy ).
race one ,heh that was a shocker just couldnt get my act together ,had a few spins and made a poor pit stop ,went with 4 tyres not 2 ,oh well a lesson learned the hard way.
race 2 .just stuffed up the start , got to the grid wondered why there was no one in front of me then realised that I was on POLE ,damn forgot to engage 1st ,lights out foot down .....no go .sorry tyson ,i stuffed up your start .after that just drove around working on my lines etc .finished 6th i think.congrats to the winners and thanks Will for organising the event ,fellow racers,and Matt for your help.
yea is too bad that the field isnt bigger but as far as im concerned im having a great time ,and its the others that are missing out .
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