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    NARS 2018 Test Race #1
    Lime Rock with Uphill Chicane
    Thursday, July 19th, 2018


    Track Download: Lime Rock

    The series will use the newly released Studio-397 Endurance Pack. You can purchase the NORMA M30 by itself or all 5 cars that come in the Pack. NARS will be using this pack repeatedly in upcoming series.

    https://store.steampowered.com/items...0/detail/1004/

    Event Details:
    Practice: 5:30pm Central Daylight Time (US), 10:30pm GMT - 165 minutes
    Qualify: 8:15pm Central Daylight Time (US), 1:15am GMT - 10 minute Private Qualifying - Unlimited Laps
    Warmup: 8:25pm Central Daylight Time (US), 1:25am GMT - 5 minute drivers briefing
    Race: 8:30pm Central Daylight Time (US), 1:30am GMT - 60 minutes

    Local Race Start Time: 5:00pm
    Start type: Manual Rolling (see below)
    Time Acceleration: 1x

    Driver Briefings:
    For the server password see THIS post.

    Orange Zone Info: (What is an Orange Zone? See rules & regs.)

    Orange Zone is through the uphill chicane.

    NOTES:
    1. Weather conditions such as rain, sky, humidity, outside temp, track temp, wind speed, and direction may change for each race.

    2. NO MANDATORY PIT STOP.

    3. Fuel usage will be set to 2x.

    4. Tire usage will be set to 1x

    Warm Up Session:
    Once the Warm Up session has started THE TRACK WILL BE CLOSED for the Drivers Meeting and no one is allowed to be on track during the drivers meeting. If someone does go on track while the track is considered Closed they will get a warning message from the Admin to get off the track, if they do not get off the track after this warning in a timely manner their qualifying position will be forfeited and they will be put at the back of their class for the rolling start.

    Start Procedure:
    A: For this series, we will continue to use a modified rolling start. This will include a one-lap, single file rolling formation lap controlled by the driver that won the pole position. Pole sitter should use pace speed of 62mph (100kph).

    A.1: If a driver other than the pole sitter advances past other vehicles during the formation lap, they are required to allow all cars in their class pass by them and start the race at the rear of their class. If they do not follow this procedure they will receive a NQ for the next race they attend.

    B: Be advised that as the game places you on the grid the car directly in front of you is NOT the car that you qualified behind. It would be the car ahead and in the opposite lane. As the leader starts rolling you need to allow the car in the row ahead and in the opposite lane to "fall in" behind the car directly ahead to achieve single file in the proper qualifying order.

    C: The race starting point will be:
    The race Start shall be at the exit of the last turn on to the Start/Finish line straight.
    See OZ Map above.

    D: Do not weave back and forth, abruptly speed up or slow down, or jam on the brakes in an attempt to warm your tires or brakes during the formation lap. This could easily cause an accident with another car anyone found doing so may receive a NQ for the next race they attend.

    E: If you lose control on the formation lap, you MUST let all cars pass and rejoin at the end. The penalty for not doing this is a no qualify at your next event. If you cause an accident on the formation lap, you will be DQ'd from the race results, and will receive a no qualify/drive thru at your next event.

    Pit sharing:
    Be aware that some of the tracks that we use will have less pit stalls than we have drivers. Therefore it is very likely that you are sharing a pit stall with another driver. The best way to deal with this is for you to always pit as far as you can to the inside of the pit stall. This way if the driver your sharing with pits on the same lap as you, there will be room for them to receive pit service as well. If done correctly this works quite well. If you have never done this I recommend you practice this until you feel comfortable with it. Essentially you are splitting the stall in half. If you pull too far to the side the crew will not service you. If you don't pull far enough to the side the crew will not service the driver you are sharing with.

    Track boundaries:
    Please stay within the white lines. It's really in all of our interests if you do here.

    Race Comms:
    TeamSpeak Chat Client Monitoring of race control required. Driver's meeting will be on Teamspeak, not text. All drivers should use Teamspeak 3.

    Lime Rock with Uphill Chicane is now up and running on the server!
    Last edited by Doug Atkinson; 07-14-2018 at 10:45 PM.

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    Be sure to notice the event time changes...........
    10 minute qualifying to start at 8:15 CST/9:15 EST
    5 minute drivers meeting/warmup at 8:25 CST/9:25 EST
    Race start at 8:30 CST/9:30 EST

    We are trying to move things along so us old folks can get done and get to bed for our much needed beauty rest

    I will post my setup shortly and will see if we can get one of the hot-shoes to post theirs.
    Here's my setup
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    Last edited by Don Fryman; 07-13-2018 at 07:13 PM.

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    My system is not handling very well the late afternoon ingame schedule.
    Feels like Im driving at normal speed, and the surroundings and reflections not keeping up. It causes even some small dizziness on me. Never experienced anything like it before.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeloRacer View Post
    My system is not handling very well the late afternoon ingame schedule.
    Feels like Im driving at normal speed, and the surroundings and reflections not keeping up. It causes even some small dizziness on me. Never experienced anything like it before.
    I'd switch to a different brand of beer, Angelo! Only kidding of course, sorry you're having some issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeloRacer View Post
    My system is not handling very well the late afternoon ingame schedule.
    Feels like Im driving at normal speed, and the surroundings and reflections not keeping up. It causes even some small dizziness on me. Never experienced anything like it before.
    Have you tried lowering some of your graphic settings to if that makes a difference?
    I did read some comments on S397 forum that these car are a bit heavy on the graphics.

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    Unfortunately, yes. Tried quite a few different settings.
    Ah well...
    Will see.



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    Here is my set up, but many may not like it since I run very LOOSE
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    2012 CMS North American and World Divison P1 Champion


    Case-HAF922, Motherboard-ASUS-ROG STRIX Z390-H GAMING, Processor-I5-9600K, Ram-32GB GSKILL,DVD Burner-ASUS X 2, Power Supply-Corsair HX850, Wheel-T500-Ferrari F1 Rim, Monitor-LG 42" 4K, Video Card-EVGA GeForce GTX 980 ti 6GB
    "If you no longer go for a gap that exists, then you are no longer a racing driver. I am not designed to come 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th. I am designed to win.." Ayrton Senna

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngeloRacer View Post
    Unfortunately, yes. Tried quite a few different settings.
    Ah well...
    Will see.
    Biggest frame rate killer is shadows, then motion blur, resolution (using a resolution higher than your system can maintain), then setting to "high" the different areas and FSAA. The in-cockpit view (instead of hood view) yields the worst framerate.

    Try turning all the display settings down completely, and set the time to 5 PM, then put your car last on a 20 car grid. That is the best your computer can do. If those setting aren't tolerable (acceptable), consider working towards a new GPU (video card). If it is okay at those settings, move the track setting to high and then try it. Try the other settings one at a time.

    Make sure your Control Panel for the GPU isn't set higher than your system can handle. Set wherever possible "allow the application to control this setting".
    Last edited by Doug Atkinson; 07-16-2018 at 09:36 AM.

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    Yeah, I know the drill Doug, thanks.
    Unforunately it is not how robust my system is, but how rF2 itself runs on it.
    And it doesnt runs good (again).
    AMS and Assetto Corsa both runs just fine.
    My system is way way above the recomendations to all those Sims.

    The problem usually is modded tracks. On default content, everything seems brilliant, but at some mod tracks, it feels almost like another game. Those infamous conversions.

    Anyway, as some of the guys here from CMS know, health is an issue for me atm, and Im not doing good. So I dont know if I will be racing after all.

    Thanks for the help.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fryman View Post
    Be sure to notice the event time changes...........
    10 minute qualifying to start at 8:15 CST/9:15 EST
    5 minute drivers meeting/warmup at 8:25 CST/9:25 EST
    Race start at 8:30 CST/9:30 EST
    I'll try to make it but no promises. Thats usually the earliest I can get home.
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