LainfordExpress HalfDork
12/15/14 7:41 a.m.

So, we sorta fractured all to hell when some upgraded to Xbox Ones and others clung to their Xbox 360s. My friend and I decided to start up a winter boredom series with our SCCA region (Northwest Ohio). We'll be starting this week (maybe tomorrow) with an MX-5 series. We'll be using a standardized build off of the regular NC MX-5 Miata (not the MX-5 Cup) so people won't have to own the DLC version. Tentatively, the schedule plan is as follows:

12/16: Indianapolis Grand Prix

12/23: Road Atlanta

1/6: Road America

1/13: Sebring

1/20: Laguna Seca

All race lobbies will open around 8:00PM, with an "official" 10 minute practice at 8:30PM. Qualifying will start at 9:00PM sharpish, and will be 10 minutes or 8 laps, whatever is longer. Clean laps will be counted ahead of dirty laps (so have a clean lap). Race will start around 9:20PM and be 30-40 minutes long.

I'll post more as more details are ready.

jrose29 New Reader
12/16/14 5:04 p.m.

More info here

Car: Mazda MX-5 '13 Upgrades: Air filter - Sport Fuel System - street Exhaust - Race Brakes - Street Springs/Dampers - Race (Lock spring rates at 700f/400r) Front bar - Sport Rear bar - Race Roll cage - Race Weight reduction - Sport Clutch - Street Transmission - Street Differential - Sport Tire compound - Sport Front - 225 Rear - 235 Wheel - Any -14 wheel (should be stock in real life, this may change after the first race)

Car should end up at C447/196hp/185tq/2354#

Search MX5 cup to download.

We will start with adjusting whatever you like with the exception of spring rates.

LainfordExpress HalfDork
12/17/14 11:36 a.m.

I forgot to explain points; we'll be using the classic F1 9-6-4-3-2-1, with a one point bonus for fastest lap and for pole position.

First event results:

1st - Boss002 (Fastest Lap)

2nd - CrazyJuan77

3rd - jrose2987 (Pole Position)

4th - LainfordExpress

5th - Tauwolf

Points Standings After Week 1:

10 - Boss002

6 - CrazyJuan77

5 - jrose2987

3 - LainfordExpress

2 - Tauwolf

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
12/17/14 11:58 a.m.

In! Expecting a copy of Forza 5 for christmas.

LainfordExpress HalfDork
12/17/14 2:23 p.m.

Nice, post your Xbox Live name. I'm pretty sure you'll have to be friended by somebody to get an invite. It appears they really mucked up the custom lobbies for some reason. I'm especially bummed that they got rid of the ability to save the lobby settings (car, rules, track, laps, etc.). That makes running these things slightly more difficult, but not unpossible.

First event was moderately successful; if we could get back to the FM4 ~12-16 race group sizes, it'd be great.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Associate Editor
12/17/14 2:39 p.m.

GRM TomS is my Xbox Live Name

clutchsmoke Dork
12/17/14 8:56 p.m.

I'm in once I get a copy of the game!

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