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Well done guy's...y'all learn fast nowadays how to be fast. Nice vids BV.
Being flat and low seems to be a big advantage on my track. The more racing I've done recently, the more I'ved noticed that the transition on my track is a special type of beast. Cars can get some wicked wobble coming out of the hill in both lanes, although it seems a little more harsh in Lane 1 (near lane).
Check out the 3rd race of the first round (at the 1:42 mark) and you'll see Worpex's Ferrari fishtail coming off the hill. I think the rear actually jumped the wall before settling back in...and that ended the chances for that match-up. And that wasn't unique to the Ferrari, most everyone suffered from it at some point.
It might be time to rejigger the track a bit, maybe calms things down, but then again I also like that my track has some tricky character (if you want to call it that), just like any track should. And since my track is more or less permanent, it'll pretty much be that way so you can plan for it (maybe kinda).
Anyway...you'll see more in coming rounds, hang on to your butts.
I'll also say that I really like running the round robin format. It took a lot of worry out of things because you don't have to keep up with the bracket to make sure the right people are fighting. Not saying the format is more/less exciting or entertaining, but from a managing standpoint, it feels less stressful.
However, it worked well for this race because it was a limited field. I had capped this at 12 feeling that was the upper end of racing I could get done in a reason amount of time, and now I think that 12 was even ambitious. Having 8 cars was probably good as my intro into doing round robin for this stuff. Going with 10 probably would have been doable but more than that would have had this series dragging on for longer than I'd probably want.
I'll definitely do this format again, it's worth it and shakes things up a bit. It's nice to have some one-and-done events while also offering the longer series. Something for everyone.
And the beat goes on...Rounds 3-5, this time with music and sounds.
A few really close matches and good racing all around here. Mattman213 and GR33K had to duke it out in Round 4 while Bruno's Ballistick is simply cruisin'. I just hope no one was still waiting for their pizza.
We're into the home stretch...only 2 more rounds and 8 match-ups to go. Bruno and Mattman are tied at the top but will face each other in Round 6, so something's gotta give. GR33K and North 271 both need wins in the next set and hope for some losses at the top. It's not a done deal yet, folks.
Final rounds will go up this weekend.
Bracket and standings updated on Challonge
Point standings after 5 rounds.
Great Stuff...looking forward to the final rounds.
Here's the last races and what a way to kick off the final rounds than with the 2 undefeated cars going head-to-head? Something had to give and...
...and Bruno's Ballistik just couldn't be stopped. Whether it was good weight, good wheelbase, good wheels or just good luck, it didn't matter because that thing cruised right through this tournament without looking back once. Great job, Bruno!
But lets be honest, all the entries to top notch and I think it's safe to say that you guys set a high bar for what is considered a "rookie" around these parts.
Hopefully everyone had fun watching their machines roll and enjoyed this round robin format. I know I did on all counts. Definitely something we'll visit again real soon...I think we need a veterans round robin race now, no?
And no we'll all look ahead to the Super Cars on the Bootleg Run and then we'll meet up again at Triplemania. Happy racing!
Fantastic job...that was really some quality work by all the Builders...I'm impressed...don't know if I could have beat the Top 5 when I was a rookie 3yrs ago...but everyone is at the right place in this sport if want to learn...build and be competitive in Diecast Racing...
...Job Well Done
Peace and Speed-League of Speed
Really didn't expect that result. The BlueBalistik just didn't want to give up on any of the races so now it's earned a piece of prime real estate on my display shelf. There were several nail biters all throughout this format and watching each race closely provided a wealth of information. Interestingly, the two cars w/o FTEs finished 1-2 and for whatever reason it seems that the Balistik handled the "whump" at the bottom of the hill without much drama. That clearly helped it. Thanks for presenting & hosting this race Brian.
My family was ravaged by stomach flu this week so I wasn't able to do much and didn't get any cars prepped for return shipping. That's my task for this weekend so I expect to get cars on their way home next week.
The little BlueBallistik pedaled it's tail off against some stout competition so I could wear the spoils of victory. Doesn't seem fair but I'll take it.
Thanks for the Redline gear Brian, the shirt is pretty sweet.
Have all the cars been sent back? Haven't gotten mine in the mail yet