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General Discussion / Re: COVID-19 discussion
« on: July 25, 2021, 07:54:28 AM »
Well said as usual, djr.

Man...... what a balancing act.

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General Discussion / Re: COVID-19 discussion
« on: July 25, 2021, 06:12:23 AM »
What we see here Mike is a vocal minority **** it up for the silent majority

I am not sure anyone, except King Boris of the UK knows what the end game is, mind you the UK has had a HUGE increase in cases since the freeing up of ALL restrictions - so they don't mind if the vulnerable die, just as long as everyone else can go about their lives - nice
I don't know where we are going, Trev, but one thing is for sure..... we are going to get there.  Good luck to all of us both here and there and everywhere else.

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General Discussion / Re: COVID-19 discussion
« on: July 25, 2021, 02:43:05 AM »
The"mob" out in force in Sydney today makes you realise why it's getting so bad down there.
I hope each and every one of them gets it.
They deserve each other.
As an outsider (a real outsider) I'll play Devil's Advocate here:

To me, like here in the States, the big issue is what is the end game?  What is NSW's end game?  If you are a citizen there and got the vaccination, a.k.a. "The Magic Bullet", and let us say you will even STILL wear a mask in public, what else do you want them to do?  Now because you "obeyed" all of the rules, you are locked down with everyone else?  Well that's great.  Just great.  I am glad I went the extra yard to do this. 

You then start thinking who in charge really does have the big picture, granted it is a moving target.

So what is the end game, gents?  Zero cases - or else?  Masks forever?  The unvaccinated having to wear a scarlet letter on their lapel?  Think long term here.  I know over here in the States, very few people signed up in life here to be told what to do at this level in a free country.  I see the protestors as maybe the tip of an iceberg.

Just a third point of view from the other side of the fences.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: July 22, 2021, 11:58:21 AM »
.... and "prospers".   ::)

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Silly Season 2022
« on: July 22, 2021, 09:19:54 AM »
Percat has already publicly said 888 aren’t interested in him
Seems that way as he’s just re signed with BJR.

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/bjr-announces-percat-contract-extension/
You know, money aside, I'd love to drive for Brad Jones.  They just seem like a fun bunch of folks.  Hope Nick propsers.

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Formula One / Re: F1 2021 Season
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:11:54 AM »
I don't know who you guys have for coverage, but we have the British feed with Martin Brundle.  Clearly one sided commentary with respect to British drivers. 

I could have went either way on Lap 1 at Copse.  The judges ruled and the guilty party served his penalty - and overcame it.

Looking at it from a DIFFERENT set of eyes, it was GREAT for F1 and the series.  It made some headlines, brought some attention, and tightened up the points table.  The crowds and viewing audience will now grow. 

Ever go to a professional wrestling match?  ;D

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Townsville Round 2 (Spoilers)
« on: July 19, 2021, 11:06:00 AM »
Safety car rules an absolute joke once again

For me I liked what happened with the safety car it was a big risk great idea they raced the safety car before it went onto the track.

I assumed waters had already passed pit entrance when the safety car was called so he had no choice but to continue. I'd have to watch a replay to be sure. Who is waters teamed with in pit bay? Waters would have been in front o whoever that is so shouldn't have been a stacking issue. If they deliberately didn't pit and gambled on the safety car being slow out, and not getting held up on the next lap with yellows waving - big call.
I thought the 6 car shared with the 44 car (?).  The 5 car and the 3 car share the other boom.

Anyways, Tickford played the pit strategy right - a rare moment in motorsports.  Cannot blame them or BJR.  The issue is the sanctioning body and control/release of the safety car.

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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Townsville Round 2 (Spoilers)
« on: July 19, 2021, 07:04:05 AM »
Safety car rules an absolute joke once again
There is something to be said about that.  It is an area that needs to be cleaned up. 

As skaifeman noted, the stewards rulings were quite consistent all weekend long.  The lone safety car intervention...... were they asleep at the wheel?

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V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2021 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: July 19, 2021, 06:55:49 AM »
Townsville Part II Results have been posted.

Race 1 Podium:
1 - R&K Motorsports / mikeamerica84 / Ford Mustang
2 - Drop Bear Autosport / Helix / Ford Mustang
3 - Sky News Motorsport / Trickyonne / LDV T60

Race 2 Podium:
1 - The Arrow Motorsport / TheArrow / Mazda6
2 - A1 SimSports / V8SuperRiley / Ford Mustang
3 - R&K Motorsports / mikeamerica84 / Ford Mustang

Race 2 Podium:
1 - A1 SimSports / V8SuperRiley / Ford Mustang
2 - Ain't Care Motorsports / skaifeman / Holden Commodore ZB
3 - R&K Motorsports / mikeamerica84 / Ford Mustang

Drop Bear Autosport's points lead in the table has been chopped to 17 now as Ain't Care Motorsports takes back over second place.

As for the Stewards Summary, all penalties were levied during the races and are reflected in the final standings. 

For fastest laps and the extra five points for the three races, it was Car 6, Car 97, and Car 6 respectively.

See you down the line, boys.

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V8CFL Table / Through Round 7 / Townsville             Points     Race Finishes

                                                                  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th

1  Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                   1622       1     5     3     2     2      VIC   75  Ford Mustang
2  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman               1605       1     3     1     6     2      ACT   25  Holden Commodore ZB
3  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013              1566       2     2     4     0     4      NSW  013  Ford Mustang
4  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley            1534       3     1     0     3     2      QLD   93  Ford Mustang
5  Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                  1504       2     2     1     1     1      NSW   28  Ford Focus RS
6  NAPA Racing Team            CP                      1482       1     2     3     1     1      NSW   72N Ford Mustang
7  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84           1474       3     1     3     1     1      NA   084  Ford Mustang
8  Ignition Motorsports        ignition                1378       1     2     1     0     2      VIC    3  Ford Falcon FG
9  The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                1334       2     0     0     0     2      NSW   57  Mazda6
10 151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport  1293       0     1     1     1     1      NZ   151  Holden Commodore VFII
11 WOFTAM Racing               Professor               1270       1     0     0     2     1      NSW   69  Chevrolet Camaro
12 Sky News Motorsport         Trickyonne              1146       2     0     2     2     0      EUR   69T LDV T60

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Townsville

V8CFL Round 7 Race 1 Results                           V8CFL Points    Supercar Points

1  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84           100             621
2  Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                    92             599
3  Sky News Motorsport         Trickyonne               86             599
4  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman                80             569
5  Ignition Motorsports        ignition                 74             563
6  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley             68             551
7  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013               64             551
8  151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport   60             535
9  WOFTAM Racing               Professor                56             521
10 The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                 52             510
11 NAPA Racing Team            CP                       48             506
12 Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                   46             480


1  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84            68 105  86  44  92  30  60  80  56 = 621
2  Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                    68 105  86  44  92  42  30  80  52 = 599 *
3  Sky News Motosport          Trickyonne               68 105  48  92  64  30  60  80  52 = 599
4  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman                68 105  86  44  92  30  60  28  56 = 569
5  Ignition Motorsports        ignition                 74 105  48  44  92  32  60  28  80 = 563
6  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley             68 105  48  92  64  30  60  28  56 = 551 **
7  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013               68 105  48  92  40  30  60  28  80 = 551
8  151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport   68 105  86  92  64  32  60  28   0 = 535
9  WOFTAM Racing               Professor                74 105  86  64  40  42  30  28  52 = 521
10 The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                 68  48  86  92  40  32  60  28  56 = 510
11 NAPA Racing Team            CP                       68  48  86  92  40  32  60  28  52 = 506
12 Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                   68  48  86  44  92  32  30  28  52 = 480

Tiebreakers:
*      Car 25 finished 3rd
**     Car 35 finished 12th

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V8CFL Round 7 Race 2 Results                           V8CFL Points    Supercar Points

1  The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                100             571
2  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley             92             567
3  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84            86             549
4  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman                80             545
5  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013               74             527
6  151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport   68             505
7  NAPA Racing Team            CP                       64             497
8  Sky News Motorsport         Trickyonne               60             497
9  Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                   56             495
10 WOFTAM Racing               Professor                52             478
11 Ignition Motorsports        ignition                 48             476
12 Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                    46             471


1  The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                105  80  86  60  56  30  38  42  74 = 571
2  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley            105  48  80  60  68  52  38  42  74 = 567
3  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84           105  48  86  40  60  52  38  46  74 = 549
4  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman               105  48  86  40  60  52  38  42  74 = 545
5  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013              105  48  80  60  56  52  38  42  46 = 527
6  151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport  105  48  86  60  68  30  38  42  28 = 505
7  NAPA Racing Team            CP                      105  80  86  60  56  30  38  42   0 = 497 *
8  Sky News Motosport          Trickyonne              105  48  80  60  68  52  38  46   0 = 497
9  Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                  105  80  86  40  60  30  52  42   0 = 495
10 WOFTAM Racing               Professor                92  48  86  68  56  34  52  42   0 = 478
11 Ignition Motorsports        ignition                 92  48  80  40  60  30  38  42  46 = 476
12 Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                   105  48  86  40  60  34  52  46   0 = 471

Tiebreakers:
*      Car 34 finished 13th

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V8CFL Round 7 Race 3 Results                           V8CFL Points    Supercar Points

1  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley            100             633
2  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman                92             621
3  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84            86             609
4  Sky News Motorsport         Trickyonne               80             589
5  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013               74             569
6  Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                    68             559
7  The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                 64             554
8  Ignition Motorsports        ignition                 60             553
9  Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                   56             546
10 151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport   52             533
11 NAPA Racing Team            CP                       48             522
12 WOFTAM Racing               Professor                46             479


1  A1 SimSports                V8SuperRiley             92 105  86  74  34  60  64  38  80 = 633
2  Ain’t Care Motorsports      skaifeman                92 105  56  52  74  60  64  38  80 = 621
3  R&K Motorsports             mikeamerica84            92 105  56  52  74  60  64  26  80 = 609
4  Sky News Motosport          Trickyonne               92 105  86  74  34  60  64  26  48 = 589
5  TAA Performance             Jetpac-013               92 105  86  74  24  60  64  38  26 = 569
6  Drop Bear Autosport         Helix                    92 105  56  52  74  46  60  26  48 = 559
7  The Arrow Motorsport        TheArrow                 92  86  56  74  24  40  64  38  80 = 554
8  Ignition Motorsports        ignition                 68 105  86  52  74  40  64  38  26 = 553
9  Kalyara Motorsport          Kytabu                   92  86  56  52  74  40  60  38  48 = 546
10 151 Motorsport              SportsExtra Motorsport   92 105  56  74  34  40  64  38  30 = 533
11 NAPA Racing Team            CP                       92  86  56  74  24  40  64  38  48 = 522
12 WOFTAM Racing               Professor                68 105  56  34  24  46  60  38  48 = 479

Stewards Summary:  https://www.camsjac.com/images/VSC/2021/Race17.pdf

Bonus Points:  http://racing.natsoft.com.au/results/#2

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Please swap out #6 for #17 for The Arrow Motorsport.

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What a time to make this trade :o.
Thanks for getting the hoodoo off him, Arrow ;D ;D.
This is me every year. No matter who I choose, they suck. I swap them out and they kill it.

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I am sitting here chuckling and shaking my head for this has happened to me SOOOOOOO many times.

Then I started the round tally.  Mate, you WON Race 2! :o

Will Brown went down in a crumpled heap and scored a goose egg in the bottom group.  Rosters are heavy on Will, but those who do NOT have Will prospered this race.  You were one of them.

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General Discussion / Re: Show us your neck of the woods
« on: July 17, 2021, 01:37:07 PM »
You'd know I spent a little time in the US a few years back, Mike. To think we were once merely 3 hours apart at one stage.
Went for a swim in Lake Michigan (Chicago side) late May... certainly got the nipples hard.
I remember that time period.  You were in Nebraska, right?  We never hooked up.  A scar I bear in my motorsport history.

Just a little town called Manhattan... Kansas... :P
Well, this is just MY opinion, but once you get West of the Mississippi River and into the plains, you can start in Kansas and make the big circle - Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming....... and without state border markings you'd swear you never left Kansas.  But I'll tip my cap the folks out that way.  That is where the crops are grown and harvested.  The backbone of the country.

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General Discussion / Re: Show us your neck of the woods
« on: July 17, 2021, 01:32:47 PM »
The motorway pics look like something out of The Twilight Zone, murph.  Amazing how all of this unraveled last year.

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Formula One / Silverstone - F1 Sprint
« on: July 16, 2021, 12:43:28 AM »
New format for qually this round.  Regular qually on Friday and a 17 lap sprint race on Saturday.

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F1 Sprint
A fast and furious single stint race

Saturday afternoon brings the first F1 Sprint – a 100km dash, which based on the length of the Silverstone track will be 17 laps and it’ll last around 25-30 minutes.

It is hoped cars will run at maximum speed for the full distance, without having to conserve their tyres. That might mean the compound of choice varies from circuit to circuit.

The tyre model used by F1’s data team suggests that all the tyres will have the same level of performance when they are around 15 laps old. After that, the quickest tyre becomes the hard, followed by the medium.

The softs will struggle after that point, with their performance dropping off quickly.

Will teams choose to run the soft tyre, that will be quicker but might need a little bit of tyre management to stretch it to the flag or go for the harder rubber and maximum attack for the duration? It’s all part of the intrigue.

The winner will get three points. Second and third will get two and one point respectively, with the classification defining the grid – and the pole position winner – for Sunday’s Grand Prix.

It’s a lot to take in. But F1 TV Pro subscribers will be able to benefit from a raft of features to help them keep up with the action, including onboards from all 20 drivers featuring their uncensored team radio, as well as the Pit Lane Channel, providing fans with expert commentary, along with on-screen data and in-depth analysis.


https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.f1-sprint-what-to-expect-on-each-day-of-formula-1s-new-race-weekend-format.4CMuJh8GGAvTXi7Cm1vKov.html

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Please swap out #6 for #17 for The Arrow Motorsport.

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Done for Townsville.

Looks like you and I have the only changes for this round.

Good luck.

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