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Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: Yesterday at 09:28:30 AM »
I have Broc Feeney for the fastest lap in Race 1 and Scott Pye for the fastest lap in Race 2.  The latter being out of the Top 15 so it is a moot point for Race 2.  Vital to the V8CFL scoring.


Thunderstorms all around us in SW Michigan at this time.  Might have to declare going to the store to get some cheap beer a wet weather venture.  Should I take two, or four? 

I think I'll take 12.  :)

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 31, 2023, 12:23:07 PM »
DJR cars seem closer to the pace but it's only first practice.
DJR has closed the gap it looks like, LG.  Good for the series.

I cannot beLIEVE that only a FEW teams picked up on the wet track/tyre issue.

Hats off to those who did.

Race 2 tomorrow.

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 29, 2023, 10:43:08 AM »
F2 is definitely there as well.
GREAT!  I THOUGHT they were going to be there.  The schedule on the Supercars website has them as a "Support Category" whereas F3 is listed as "F3".  Thanks for the backup, Riley!

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 29, 2023, 04:00:03 AM »
A mixed bag of tyre compounds, too.  It'll be worth a look, Trev.

44 year anniversary today of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant meltdown.

Repco Supercars Championship / Round 2 - AGP Spoliers
« on: March 29, 2023, 01:25:11 AM »
Man, I feel like I am being treated as royalty here!  I get to start another spolier thread here from the other side of the planet!

Four races.  Five bonus points for the fastest lap in each race provided you are in the Top 15.

I did notice that the four individual race distances vary.  19 - 15 - 13 - 13.  Time certain can also play a factor.  Weather map says maybe a sprinkle Saturday morn.

I thought Formula 2 was going to be there, also, but apparently not.

V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2023 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: March 28, 2023, 08:19:28 AM »
As for recalculating Newcastle Race 1 scores, there is no need.

I have added the rules of the 2023 V8CFL Tournament to the Tournament thread.  They are pretty simple.  Mostly the tiebreaking formulas for both rounds and the season.  Just remember, there is only one WIN and one LOSS per round.  Individual races are for points but the overall round score is what counts.

Something to watch each round is how your team matches up with the team you are racing.  I will do this only once, and this is for the AGP.  Eight cars are scored in the V8CFL.  No teams racing against each other this round have the identical eight cars.  Here are the team differences in each matchup:

TAA Performance: 88, 99, 18, 14
A1 SimSports:  8, 26, 5, 3

Kalyara Racing Team:  26, 9, 20, 55
The Arrow Motorsport:  8, 5, 18, 3

Bump and Run Racing:  20, 55
R&K Motorsports:  5, 3

Woftam Racing:  25, 8, 26, 5, 18, 3, 34
Ecurie Escargot:  17, 88, 99, 9, 20, 31, 55

Brazen Autosport:  6, 99, 3
Super Seven Racing Aotearoa:  17, 88, 31

Ain't Care Motorsports:  97, 3, 31
Shogun Autosport:  17, 14, 55

So, the easiest way to decipher this is Bump and Run Racing v. R&K Motorsports.  Bump and Run Racing has the 20 and 55 cars whereas R&K Motorsports has the 5 and 3 cars as the differences.  Hence, the former will be pulling for the 20 car to best the 5 car, and the 55 car to best the 3 car.  The latter will pulling in the opposite direction.  This matchup only has a two car difference.

Now if you look at Woftam Racing v. Ecurie Escargot, there is a SEVEN car difference.  Many more variables.

You can look at your camp and see what you are up against this round.  Four races.  One final points tally for the WIN or LOSS.  Rosters are locked in per the V8CFL rules.  I am excited that the Tournament js back.

V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2023 V8CFL - Tournament
« on: March 28, 2023, 08:00:34 AM »
2023 V8CFL Tournament Rules / Scoring:

Wins are determined by round, not races.  Only one W or L per round.

Highest point total in round wins.

Round Tiebreakers:

1 Highest point total in any race that round.
2 Largest margin of victory in any race that round.
3 Highest finishing position of any tiebreaking cars in any race.
4 Second, third, fourth, and fifth respectively of item 3 (above).

If ties after that, results will be a tie.

Season rankings tiebreakers:

1 Best overall W-L percentage.
2 Best division W-L percentage.
3 Highest point total of any round all season long.
4 Largest margin of victory in any round all season long.
5 Head-to-head matchup result.
6 Coin flip I guess.  :)

I reserve the right to make up any rules that are not noted here.

General / Re: IMSA - 2023 Calendar / News
« on: March 26, 2023, 11:57:00 PM »
Just wanted to mention Scotty Mac and his teammates picking up the LMP2 class win and an outright podium at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

It was a crazy finish with the outright top three coming together and going out of the race with twenty minutes remaining.
They actually were third on the overall podium due to the majority of the GTPs going down or out!

AND Tower Motorsports is atop the LMP2 table and their three drivers, including Scotty, are all tied for the overall LMP2 drivers lead.  Of course, he'll fall off for he is not running every round, but for right now, what a feather in his cap!

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Camaro Axed
« on: March 25, 2023, 12:28:37 AM »
This post seems to have become a contest to see who can piss highest up the wall. :(
Let us produce more constructive feedback for the remainder of the thread, then.  I'll pose this to the masses:

What would YOU do to steer the Supercars future towards success?

Me?  For the short term, I would make sure there will be enough replacement parts for the current Gen 3 models for at least five more years. 

In the meantime, within three years, decide whether to pursue a revision to Gen 3 or go in a different direction such as TCR, GT3, or electric.  Which way would you go, gents?

My ultimate decision would be to somehow keep this current formula going.  We already have engines being produced for each manufacturer.  It is not like each Chev and Ford team are doing their own.  ICEs for racing can always be produced.  Stick with a Ford v. Chev v. anyone else.  Eventually it will morph into the next version of Trans Am.

When DTM abandoned their former platform and went to a GT3 setup, I know I completely lost interest in it.  One has to admit (or at least I have to) that the current Supercars formula with Gen 3 has kept the passion of the fans quite high.  It is only the life limit of the current model(s) that are throwing a wet blanket over it.

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Camaro Axed
« on: March 24, 2023, 12:11:15 AM »
I have to agree with Troy & Murph above in the thread.  This is not "new" news.  The Camaro was tapped to be discontinued some time ago. 

It is unfortunate that now the series has entered a new era that the longevity of said era is already marked.  I think what is interesting is that once again, Supercars' hand will eventually be forced.  They knew the Camaro had a limited life time when they went to this formula.  I just wonder how far ahead, if at all, they thought this out.  What will be the tonic to keep Gen 3 alive? 

Or maybe, just maybe, they are just winging it?  I would like to give them the benefit of the doubt and think they were/are getting ready for this next change down the stretch in a few years.

V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2023 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: March 17, 2023, 11:40:25 PM »
Well I won Race 1 at new castle but will that still be true after 888's appeal?
I haven't calculated for the reversal of the penalties.  I can do that and get back here later.  I do not think your win will stand for you do not have the 88 car, but then again, I do not think their appeal will overthrow the verdict.

I am tipping that you will be fine, sir.  :)

Formula One / Re: F1 2023 Season
« on: March 17, 2023, 01:04:04 AM »
LeClerc is taking a 10+ place grid penalty for Jeddah:


Excerpt:  Ferrari has confirmed that Charles Leclerc will take a grid penalty of at least 10 places for this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after his retirement from the Bahrain GP forced the team to install a fresh electronics power unit component.

V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2023 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: March 17, 2023, 12:59:40 AM »
haha it looks like with our current teams until the first change window is available myself and brazen will be win it or bin it lol
You'd be surprised how often that occurs, Helix.  I have first hand knowledge of it for I tally the points.  You get a couple of teams "outside of the box".  If the race goes their way, they are long gone.  If the next one does not, they are tail gunners.

Like they have always said in basketball:  If you live by the jumper, you die by the jumper.

Repco Supercars Championship / Re: Round 1 - Newcastle Spoliers
« on: March 17, 2023, 12:55:30 AM »
Back to the then future: One thing I can't understand is that Burgess looked into the car. Even if he didn't approve the cooling unit (as he testified), he didn't tell them that it was incorrect.

Maybe it works like ice fishing in Michigan, Steve?

A few years back a couple of friends I know, along with the one guy's little daughter, went ice fishing on an inland lake.  The max take for bluegills was 50 per day.  The little girl was not fishing - just watching, unhooking the caught fish, and baiting the hooks..

So they are fishing away, having good success.  One a little better than the other.  They had two piles of fish.  After the one guy hit his limit of 50, he kept fishing and tossing the catches on the other guy's pile until HE had 50.  Once that was done they were getting ready to leave and the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) guys showed up and issued him a citation for exceeding the limit of 50, even though they had 100 total between the two of them.  He personally caught more than 50.

"We were watching you and saw what you were doing," the rep said.

"Why didn't you just stop us and tell us that is not how it works, then?" asked his little girl.

"That's now how we work."

V8 Supercar Fantasy League / Re: 2023 V8CFL - General Chat
« on: March 14, 2023, 11:42:52 AM »
Recalculation of Round 1 has been completed.  The updated results:

Race 1 Podium:
1 Brazen Autosports / Brazen / Ford Mustang
2 Shogun Autosport / Helix / Ford Mustang
3 Woftam Racing / Professor / Chevrolet Camaro

Race 2 Podium:
1 Kalyara Racing Team / Kytabu / Ford Focus ST
2 Bump and Run Racing / Troy01505 / Chevrolet Camaro HSV ZL1
3 TAA Performance / Jetpac013 / Ford Mustang V6 TT

Congrats to Brazen Autosports for winning their maiden run!  TAA Performance is still atop the table.

The short scoop on what happened:  The Race 1 Results from was grossly incorrect.  The proper results were noted by Natsoft.

Thank you for your understanding.  My shortcoming was believing the Supercars website had accuracy.

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