Podium Report – Week of 10/29 – 11/05

Good morning 2O4F and welcome to the unofficial race lobby report we have dubbed:

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Now onto the racing action with Forza Motorsport 7:

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We begin the report with the weekly series hosted by Gizziegod. Gizzie has challenged the entries with the Aussie Madness series which feature them two UTEs. Looking at the standings, it is pretty cool to see a series that has both choices battling for the lead. The points are Holden / Ford / Holden / Ford…….
GrimGrnninGhost would join the group for 20 laps at the Hockenheim GP circuit. There were several battles and some great racing action in the opening laps. Grimster would get out front while some battles took shape behind him. GTV Zeratul would slip into second and would set his sights on Grim but would have several laps to get the distance meter to start showing. Derekthetree would have some side by side lap after lap battles with Gizziegod. As the final checkers waved across the finish line, Derekthetree would be the one to take home the victory. GrimGrnninGhost would cross 2nd and GTV Zeratul would grab 3rd. With the absence of KC in this weekends event, GTV Zeratul has now catapulted into the lead for the championship bid. KC steps down to 2nd and Gizziegod now sits in 3rd . There are 2 races left in the series, 1 bad or absent week can turn the points and championship upside down. This weeks event is slated for Mugello full, a very technical track for some tail happy UTEs. Shout out to Grim for catching and sharing the replay. Here are some pics from last weeks race:

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Tuesday nights are home of the long running Super Normal Tuesdays. This is a great night of non points racing with some of the regular series drivers in the club. The racing starts in D class and if the racing stays clean, we move up a class to as far as we can go. Fun night for all and a great night of racing for newer members. See the official thread for more information.

Wednesday nights, Gizziegod hosts a track night very similar to Super Normal Tuesdays but this is a Euro event so please check the thread for the official time frame for racing action. It is another great opportunity to run with some really fast members and a great place to get to race with some of the regulars you will be battling with if you are planning to run one of Gizzies series.

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Thursday night is the night of stock race cars and GrimGrinninGhosts’ series…RCS or Race Car Series. Season 1 is deep into the action. Due to some issues with the stability of the lobbies, there are several racers who have elected to bow out until it gets fixed. However, there is still a group of 10 racers +/- braving the system and forging through. This week the racers saw polar extremes as race 1 took them to Homestead mini in the sun and then across the pond for a very wet race at Silverstone.

PRO Lobby: There was some great battle racing at Homestead and it was hard to decide which battle to watch. Electric would take his bimmer to the checkers with Lucky1 not far behind for a 2nd place finish and Stu keeping his eye on the championship with a 3rd place finish. The skies opened up over Silverstone and as the rain soaked the track, Lucky would work his way through the field. Patiently working his way to the front and eventually getting the top spot for the victory. Stu would give chase but traffic throughout the race lead to some great battles but would slow down his charge to the front. Stu would cross the checkers 2nd for this race. Electric would struggle here and there but would work his way into the 3rd position for this race. Championship points are getting spread out some but the real battle lies in 3rd place. Lucky1 is tied for 3rd with Lord Sarverious. There is still 2 weeks left and 4 opportunities for the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat so keep your eyes on the forums and here at the reports to see how the PRO lobby shakes out…..

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ProAM Lobby: Man there was some fantastic racing to witness, if you get a moment to wander around, check out the replays from this lobby. (Fusion14 has shared them – and Thank you) Fusion14 leads the group for the championship bid but Old Scotian isn’t letting him get to far out front and Anubis0816 is keeping them both honest with some great racing action. So race 1 at Homestead, lap after lap we watched Fusion battle with Anubis while Jimmythangz and OldScotian went head to head. These were some great battles and quite honestly, some of the best racing we have seen in a long time, no incident side by side, trading the position lap after lap racing. At the checkers, an invisible Wilky would steal the win from Old Scotian (we said steal only for the fact that no one could see Wilky) Fusion14 would have a good race and cross 3rd to keep the points mounting. Onto the very wet raceday at Silverstone, we again would see some great racing action. The rain would not deter Fusion14 as he worked his way through the field and eventually would cross the checkers for the win with Old Scotian in his mirrors for 2nd and Anubis0816 crossing in 3rd.

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Here is a picture of Wilky at Silverstone:

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And the final moments of the Forza portion of the report are always home to the 2Old 4Hotlapping or the HLC series brought to you by Pryde300ZX, FV Lucky1, Triumphrid3r and Lord Sarverious.
Please check the thread to get the new scorer gamer tags added to your friends list so that your lap times can be recorded.

Last week we were challenged to the raing classic of LeMans LeSarthe (with chicanes) in the Forza P2 division. It became obvious that the Corvette DP would shine for this event and Pryde300ZX would put together a freat tune and share for us all to melt rubber to the tarmac. Electric would be there and would put down some blistering laps and finish the event with a 3.33.781 that would have him in 2nd overall. Grimster would make the field interesting with a great lap of 3.36.225 and would finish the event in 2nd and 4th on the overall leaderboard! Lucky 2O4F would be the top spot with the hardcore racers and would finish the event with 3.36.682.

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The current challenge is Maple Valley, day (no rain) in the Sport Touring division. It has turned into a classic Ford vs Chevy battle as Stu has shared a fantastic tune for the 15′ Camaro while Lucky has provided an even more stellar tune for the 16′ Mustang 350GTR. Great job to both guys for providing some great tunes for the event (and for sharing them). If you get a chance, you owe it to yourself to grab one of these tunes which are primarily grip tunes so they may not work well on long tracks but at any grip track, these tunes would be very hard to beat. AS of this writing, quentin has quietly logged a 1.37.703 which for the moment provided him with his first overall 1st place and 1st in hardcore. However, it wont last long as Lucky is only 1/10th back at 1.37.818. MasterBigChief is working to break the 1.38 barrier as well. This one aint over yet so hold on and check the thread to see where this one finishes up. It has been a great event with several drivers pushing some great laps forward. 2O4F also owns the leaderboards across all of the categories! Great job to all entries and once again, great tunes Lucky and Stu, thank you both for sharing.

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Go to the official Hot Lap Challenge threads to see where you stand and to keep up with what the organizers throw at us next (new events are announced and start on Tuesday nights)

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There is racing happening in several different platforms right now so if you want to get into something different, check the forums and threads under the titles name to see what is going on and when.

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Dirt4 is continuing to run weekly challenges that end on Sundays. Head over to the official Dirt4 thread to see where and what is going on with this title. It may be a little slow right now as most of the main players are either on FM7 or Project cars 2 at this time but there are still some racers keeping the mud slung so post away in the thread and good luck on the stages!

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Project Cars 2 is now rolling. The Gineeta GT5 cup has launched and race 1 or 2 is now onto the spreadsheet. Race 1 was held at Willow Springs. Nightstalker would take the checkers for the kick off event. Jay Waite would throw down and land the 2nd spot. Drivebye would claim the 3rd spot. Fitzy would race his way to the checkers for race 2 held at Algrave.JuanDerecho1 would cross the checkers 2nd and we are not sure who crossed officially in 3rd as it is reported that Jay and HundrethShrimp crossed in 3rd!! Next Monday is slated to take the racers to Donnington National for race 1 and then to Ocher A Course for race 2. Keep your eyes on the thread or right here in the report to see how it shakes out.

There is also a thread for the time attack series that is run by Thane62. You will need to check the official thread under Projects Cars 2 to get the what when and where. There is also some guidelines for posting your times so please check the thread and then – get yer laps in!!!

And here we are again, at the end of the report. At this time, the staff would like to thank all the contributors, event organizers, livery creators, replay savers, spread sheet slammers, hot lappers, tuners, and everyone else who gets on the forums and gets involved.

See you on the track, have fun and good luck racers and lappers!

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Quentin 2O4F