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friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
5/28/13 11:12 p.m.
RoadRaceDart wrote: Yeah, those guys! And yeah, usually Fried's "Stock NA Mia'ters no ABS" lobbies are pretty quiet. That was a very good time that night. Never seen that many buzzing around all at once

That was fun. I saved a couple of replays, I'll try to remember to put them on my storefront. I think I actually won a race or two (the fast guys took each other out, I guess) that night! Usually, when Bootsy or Fink shows up, I'm instantly mid-pack.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
5/30/13 4:06 p.m.

Two replays from that Miata night are up on my storefront. "Miata Madness" 1 & 2, or something equally obvious. If anybody else got one, post it up! I should have saved every one of them, it was epic stuff.

FlyinMikeyJ
FlyinMikeyJ New Reader
6/2/13 11:49 a.m.

Now that the kids are home from the dorm, my FM4 time will be rather limited, except when they go out of town later this month. Gotta have another one of those Miata nights, and I'll be sure to put my ITC cars in the club garage (just in case ) Most of my FM4 club (Allied Forces) loves the whole Spec Miata thing, so chances are we can get a packed lobby again.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
6/3/13 7:40 p.m.

In reply to FlyinMikeyJ:

That would be seriously cool. One thing to note, though..I set the lobby for stock because it seems every club has a different definition of what "Spec" Miata actually is. I've discovered that when I do this, we actually do more racing because we don't dither with each other about our clubs' different philosophies. I just do NA ones because I'm an older guy..I wouldn't be opposed to doing NB or NCs, I just never thought of it.

FlyinMikeyJ
FlyinMikeyJ New Reader
6/4/13 12:10 a.m.

Stock Miata works fine for casual race lobbies. Its a fun car to race whether there are four or fourteen in the lobby.

And you sir are correct when you say that every different club has a different idea of what "spec" Spec Miata should be run. Heck, TORA has run them three different times, and each time used a different build sheet.

RoadRaceDart
RoadRaceDart Reader
6/8/13 2:35 p.m.

Playing around with the heavy weights. 5000 pound minimum, 600 HP max. That allows all the big wagons, SUV's Trucks and a few cars in.

Look for "Whale Wars, 5000, 600hp" in a lobby near you

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
6/8/13 5:21 p.m.

Meh, I don't like to acknowledge that SUVs are in the game in the first place... not into "dumbing down for the masses", a process oft too repeated in the US.

But next time I see Stock Miatas or Sub 200HP C Class, I am all-in.

RoadRaceDart
RoadRaceDart Reader
6/8/13 7:09 p.m.
Flyin Mikey J wrote: Meh, I don't like to acknowledge that SUVs are in the game in the first place... not into "dumbing down for the masses", a process oft too repeated in the US. But next time I see Stock Miatas or Sub 200HP C Class, I am all-in.

No love for a quick Hummer. Story of my life

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
6/10/13 1:17 a.m.

^ LOL

Anyway, I'm gonna be a bit busy getting ready for the TORA 24H of LeMans. I'm hitting 4:06/4:07s. The fast guys are in the 3:58 range. I have some catching up to do, and only three weeks to do so... or else I'll be "the rich guy that funds the operation and thinks he's a race driver".

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado UltimaDork
6/10/13 11:50 p.m.
Flyin Mikey J wrote: ^ LOL Anyway, I'm gonna be a bit busy getting ready for the TORA 24H of LeMans. I'm hitting 4:06/4:07s. The fast guys are in the 3:58 range. I have some catching up to do, and only three weeks to do so... or else I'll be "the rich guy that funds the operation and thinks he's a race driver".

Heh. That's why I run Club Racing lobbies. Jeez, if I wasn't fast enough to attract the attention of Pro team managers when I ran as an amateur..what's the chance that I'll be any faster than that in a stinking videogame?

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
6/11/13 3:14 a.m.

^ I'll get closer with practice. I've only raced LM once or twice since last year's race. Besides, I gave up my spot on the Peugeot team to someone who can help them win, and started a "gentlemen racer" team for myself and three friends of similar pace. Since we're in the Jag and not a 458, the LMP cars should be safe around us though.

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
6/27/13 6:36 p.m.

Spamming my new Fri Nite Series

Starting July 5 @ 7P EST the Trans Am series has 5 week run. C6.R Vettes and Viper GTSs along with Aston's DBR9s attack RW US Circuits Sonoma, Laguna Seca, Rd America, Rd Atlanta and Indy GP.

more info: theonlineracingassociation.com

RoadRaceDart
RoadRaceDart Reader
10/19/13 2:16 p.m.

Flyin Mikey J has a Lemons themed series starting up.

4 hour Du Lemons

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
10/19/13 2:20 p.m.

I started a thread here r.e. the 4H of LeMons as well.

My thoughts are LeMons + FM4 = win.

I had hosted a New Year's Eve ChumpCar 100 on RA Club last year, and while it had a small 12 car field and half of the racers were quite intoxicated (raises hand) we had a blast with it. Stretching it to 4 hours will just enhance the fun factor, as entries can be 1,2,3 or even 4 drivers per car.

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
11/18/13 7:31 p.m.

Just a bit of action from last Friday's TORA Trans Am race...

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
11/23/13 11:27 p.m.

I'm not going to pimp TORA or my own series, but have the builds for the Vintage Trans Am that I am currently hosting, as well as a Vintage GT-B series that I'll be hosting early on in 2014.

Both have been thoroughly tested for performance balance, the GT-B seems even more equal, while the Trans Am has proven to be a surprising success. If I can get a mostly British site to support American Muscle Cars, and the drivers are 75% British, then I feel I have done good.

If anyone here wants the build list for either class, let me know and I will gladly post them. I'd like to see a vintage racing movement on Forza, and you guys can help it spread.

SnowMongoose
SnowMongoose HalfDork
11/23/13 11:49 p.m.

Instead of buying Xbox One, I should just dust off Forza.
Main problem is that my work schedule sucks, but that might be for the best, I'm a bit of a hack as an e-racer
(not much better IRL, but that's neither here nor there)

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
11/23/13 11:54 p.m.

I hear FM5 on the XBone is amazing in single player mode but notsomuch in multiplayer. One's enjoyment will vary according to their preferences.

failboat
failboat SuperDork
11/24/13 4:12 p.m.

No xbox steering wheels from xbox are compatible with xbox one. So my fanatec won't work. Stupid move MS. Guess I won't be getting an xbox one. GT6 here I come.

racerfink
racerfink SuperDork
11/24/13 4:19 p.m.

In reply to Flyin Mikey J: Single player 'series championships' consist of 10 races. There are only 14 tracks. Single player may not hold much interest for long.

Racer1ab
Racer1ab Dork
11/24/13 8:02 p.m.

Since Forza is my track methadone, I sold off all my 360 stuff and picked up Forza 5.

Despite the Forza 2 level of cars and tracks, I'm still having a lot of fun with it. The drivatars in single player on the higher difficulty levels are like playing in a good online race. And once I figured out to buy cars outside of events so they're not automatically upgraded, the racing has been a lot better.

RoadRaceDart
RoadRaceDart Reader
11/24/13 8:18 p.m.

So, what's the lowest/slowest class in Forza 5? Anything above A and them berkleying walls jump out and smash me to bits

Racer1ab
Racer1ab Dork
11/24/13 8:35 p.m.

I think its D-class for a championship, but I believe they go down to F class again...I know there's a stock classic VW Beetle.

Flyin Mikey J
Flyin Mikey J New Reader
11/24/13 10:31 p.m.

I saw that while the Beetle is D Class at 100 PI, D goes all the way up to the Cozzie Escort at 400 PI.

Racer1ab
Racer1ab Dork
11/25/13 7:57 a.m.

I stand corrected, D class is the lowest, and the Bug is indeed D100.

I haven't tried them yet, but the engine swaps are a bit more generic this time, and seem to allow many of the more popular swaps. As a matter of fact, there's a 5.7 liter engine that makes around 325 horsepower that goes into nearly EVERYTHING. I wonder what that could be...

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