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    Default Off-Season Fun Event #2 Dec. 19th (Saleen Mustangs at Mid Ohio)

    Polls for "Fun Event #2" of the off season are now closed.

    Saleen Mustangs have found themselves to be popular once more.
    Mid Ohio (no chicane) will be the venue.


    A practice server is up


    Saleen Mustang mod here.



    Mid-Ohio download here.


    Here is the link for our race password:

    Password

    Fun Race 2 is at Mid-Ohio (no chicane) Tuesday, Dec. 19th, Qualifying at 9 PM EDT

    Location: Lexington, OH - Length: 2.400 miles / 3.862 km

    A classic road racing course nestling in the rolling countryside at Lexington, Mid-Ohio grew from relatively modest origins to become one of the most significant circuits in America. With its lush green surroundings and challenging layout, Mid-Ohio is a firm favourite of both competitors and spectators alike.
    The track was the brainchild of Les Griebling, who convinced a number of friends from the local business community to invest in a road course for weekend sportscar racing. A few hundred acres of pasture in northwest Morrow County were quickly identified as a suitable site and ground was broken in 1961. By the following year, a challenging course designed by Griebling was ready for action.
    "A lot of people were building courses and I said we'll build one that's a little better," said Griebling. "I wanted it to be difficult and it came out my way. It's very interesting because the driver is busy all the time."
    By following the contours of the land, a series of twisting and plunging corners was created, linked by a fast kinked back straight. Two signature corners - the Keyhole and the the Carousel - provided additional challenges for drivers and riders. The original course was mildly modified earlier in 1963 to address concerns raised by the drivers that it was too slow; Oak Tree Bend (which as its name suggestions, wound around an oak tree) was removed and the Thunder Valley section added in its place. Some small traces of tarmac from the original bend remain today within the infield.
    For nearly 20 years, the circuit continued under Griebling's control, with a variety of categories making it a regular stop on their schedules. Can-Am and F5000 all raced here, with notable names such as Denis Hulme, Peter Revson, Bruce McClaren, George Follmer and Jackie Stewart all coming to north central Ohio to sample its unique challenge. CART Indycars arrived in 1980, with Johnny Rutherford taking victory in the Chaparral.
    In 1981, Jim Trueman - founder of the Red Roof Inns restaurant change - purchased the facility from Griebling and his fellow investors and set about transforming the track. Trueman was himself a road racer of note and was convinced that Mid-Ohio could become one of the USA's premier racing venues.
    Under his direction, the track underwent major renovations, including the addition of permanent grandstands, amphitheatre-style seating, garages with viewing balconies and several buildings such as the iconic Goodyear Tower and a redesigned paddock area.
    In 1985, Trueman's own Truesports team won the Indycar event in the hands of Bobby Rahal, a feat repeated the following year in emotional circumstances, coming a month after Trueman's death from cancer.
    Trueman's wife Barbara and daughter Michelle undertook management of the facility in 1986, continuing track improvements throughout the decade with the resurfacing and widening of the entire course, as well as the addition of safety enhancements such as tyre, guardrail, sand and cement barriers, spectator and debris fencing, and gravel runoff areas.
    Part of these changes included the construction in 1990 of a new link road through the chicane, creating a longer straight from Turn One to the Keyhole. This variation of the track was generally preferred for major series races, including the Indycars, from then on.
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    ~ In your CIRCUIT list, the track is:
    "Mid-Ohio [Virtua_LM], Mid-Ohio No Chicane"
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    ~ Race length is 45 minutes.
    ~ Race Pit Speed is 50 mph / 80 kph
    ~ Do not use off-course areas to gain an advantage.
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    Race Day and Time:
    Tuesday, Dec. 19th,
    Server Name: MNRL CMSRACING.COM
    Note: If matchmaker is down, nothing is going to show up on the server list. We can still access the server though.
    On the server list page. Upper right hand side, where the green refresh button is....there is a blue + button there. Click it.
    Add this IP: 207.179.212.205

    Qualifying at 9 PM EDT (10 minutes)
    Warmup, 5 minutes,
    Race Start ( MNRL TWO WIDE MANUAL FORMATION LAP START, SEE BELOW FOR START PROCEDURE )
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    !!!~!!! IMPORTANT !!!~!!! SPECIAL MID-OHIO START !!!~!!!
    !!!WE WILL NOT BE DOING A COMPLETE PACE LAP AT MID-OHIO. THE RACE WILL START AFTER TURN 3 ON THE BACK STRETCH!!!


    FORMATION LAP START PROCEDURE
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    TWO WIDE MANUAL FORMATION LAP START!
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    When lights turn green, proceed double file at a pace set by the pole man.
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    When you see "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" in your AutoChat, the race begins for all.
    (Entire field does not have to be in the start area for race to start)

    RACE CAN START ANYWHERE IN THE GREEN START AREA,
    WATCH FOR THE "GREEN FLAG GREEN FLAG" IN CHAT TO START THE RACE!
    Note: !CMS ORANGE ZONE RULE IS IN EFFECT!

    You can read a lot more about MNRL's procedures including
    our modified Starts at the Topic:
    MNRL Mods and Operating Procedures)" in the MNRL Forum.
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    !!!PLEASE be familiar with CMS rules and regulations!!!
    Rules and Regulations
    Protests
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    Reserved cars:

    Jerry Hamilton #12

    Jason Whited - #15

    Nick Picciotto - #22

    Charlie Bonsall - #31

    Scott Beck - #41

    Brette Brooks - #55

    Joe Miller - #58

    Gilles Lalonde - #62

    Denis Turcotte - #72

    Bill Brehm - #77

    Luis Almedia - #79

    Kurt Stevens - #80

    Christopher Snow - #87

    Dave Slee - #88

    Paulo Martins - #TBD
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    Chicane or no chicane version? (No Chicane.....please, pretty please......)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveS View Post
    Chicane or no chicane version? (No Chicane.....please, pretty please......)
    hehe.

    I was going to poll it. But figured no chicane would be the choice anyways, and needed to go ahead and get the info up rather than wait on another poll, so no chicane it will be.
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    i`ll be there with the same car/scheme
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    Luis Almeida, same car #79
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    If no one else is in it, I'll drive the #80 A&W sponsored Mustang.

    Been away too long....time to try again.
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    Looks fun, I'll likely join in, and for sure watching for what future weeks/2018 brings for rF1 Tues nt racing, hoping for more of the same

    >> 'Matchmaker' is showing no available servers, appears an ISI issue or something has changed and my rf! install won't connect, nor will my handy 'rFactor Server Spy' that shows active server racing to join. Anyone else having this issue???. I can ping match.rfactor.net that works fine..
    This has been the case for me for many days now


    Thx for suggestions / info known (Hoping to do racing in 30mins with OVG - Not looking likely
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    Quote Originally Posted by don fleming View Post
    'Matchmaker' is showing no available servers
    It's not just you Don. Matchmaker is down.
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    I think this should read (in big, white letters): The race will start after Turn 3 (Three not Four) on the backstretch, correct?
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    Those having issues not seeing the server, matchmaker has been down for about a week. Doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon.

    Anyways, there's another way and it's easy enough.

    Please go to this thread for the IP and details on how to connect manually.
    ATT: ALL DRIVERS participating in the Fun Event !
    Last edited by Joe Miller; 12-16-2017 at 08:35 PM.

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