|Posted by Andy Graydon at 10:34 AM on May 09, 2012||Post #1|
I'm currently working on an additional Series schedule - due to commence/fit in with R2P's Season 25 (roughly July to September inclusive).
There is currently no specific date that I'm aware of for the release of the "ASR X Patch" - e.g. the Trucks. So what I'm planning on doing is working on a Truck Schedule - based around the NASCAR Camping World events during that period.
Timing will be circa Saturday evenings USA. One race every 2 weeks is still my favoured option at this moment in time (biased by the issue that if I did a weekly schedule I could only race every other week anyway). On the other hand, it would give the drivers more prep time for each event.
With it being Saturday evening USA (likely the majority of the sign ups would be in that kind of time zone - Canada; Nth America; Sth America), I'm thinking of limiting race length to 1 hour max, to ensure people aren't glued to a PC all night long and getting into trouble with their partners, etc - LOL!
If the "ASR X Patch" hasn't been released at season start, I aim to stick with the same schedule but use the ARCA Stock Car - in other words, their will be another Series of ARCA running in one form or other from the beginning of July (maybe 30th June - TBC) onwards.
Feel free to air your thoughts or ideas.
|Posted by Bob Fay at 08:45 PM on May 09, 2012||Post #2|
I was hoping that next year's Ultimate Challenge series was going to be moved to the Saturday night timeslot (my favorite timeslot), but this would be OK too. Either way, there was always some sort of stock car racing on Saturday nights at R2P in the past, but there has been none for many seasons now. The guys in the US Central and West Coast time zones, as well as Canada, Mexico and South America, haven't been able to join the racing in the Ultimate Challenge series, as it's very early in the morning for them on Sunday. I think any ARCA based series would do well on Saturday nights, as it would benefit more drivers in the Western Hemisphere where the current ARAIG offering falls short, and especially since it would be the only economical stock car series at R2P currently available in their timezone.
I understand why the Ultimate Challenge series is in the timeslot it is currently in (tries to give the widest range of R2P members the chance to race), but with no Euro drivers interested for a couple of seasons now, I cant see why Andy should have to continue to kill himself to be up at 1AM his time to run it in the current timeslot.
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 10:38 AM on May 10, 2012||Post #3|
I have already decided to keep with the Ultimate Challenge (Season 5) schedule as is on those Sunday mornings US time. I hope we can see more of the Euro drivers return at some stage before that Season ends.
R2P has been 'killing' me for a long time now with my personal race times, so this new slot (circa my midday Sunday) would be a nice change - LOL!
|Posted by Joseph Di Pino at 07:03 PM on May 11, 2012||Post #4|
You deserve it, AG.
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 10:32 AM on May 24, 2012||Post #5|
Working out some ideas with Tim at the moment - should have some kind of info out for the weekend regarding USA Saturday evening series for R2P Season 25.
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 10:48 PM on May 26, 2012||Post #6|
Things are changing so quick!!! Now that the 'add your own event' option has arrived at R2P, rather than a "Season" as such I'm thinking of adding one off events on that Saturday night slot USA time. Just to see what the numbers are like re turn out (I'll be promoting outside of R2P).
Until "X Patch" is officially released, it'll be ARCA Stock Cars. So to ensure it's different from the Sunday Ultimate Challenge series, I'm thinking of Night races - or day to night transition - e.g. we gotta have a race at Charlotte with the lights flickering into life part way through the race and the track conditions changing!!!
More news to follow.
|Posted by Joseph Di Pino at 12:17 AM on May 27, 2012||Post #7|
|Posted by Andy Graydon at 12:04 PM on May 28, 2012||Post #8|
New Forum post added announcing further one off ARCA releases in the lead up to the 'ARCA X Patch' (including Trucks) being released.