|Posted by Tom Moseley at 03:47 AM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #1|
No Support = Cancelled Series
|Posted by Ed Jones at 04:06 AM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #2|
You cancelled the race during practice, Tom. More showed up. Emerson, Eduardo, J Carlos Nobrega, Ricky Martin, myself, all showed up in time to race.
|Posted by Eduardo Prado at 04:52 AM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #3|
I think you are being a bit to drastic Tom, i agree that 7 drivers is too few for a race but it was the first time it happened, so far we were having good races and respectful grids, as far as i we know today's participation could be an exception, on pre-race 3 drivers explained why they weren't racing today, Daniel Gomes lives on the other side of the world and now it's morning there and he had to be on work today. So, only there it would be 11 drivers already.
Anyway, no matter what you decides, i'm very thankful for what you did, i really wanted championships on R2P using the iRacing as the simulator, and you build that bridge on this championship linking both officially.
We (BPT) were hoping that this championship would be a huge sucess, we tried some events earlier but we had much less participion than you had, probably because iRacing wasn't supported by R2P and we used road races, i really thought that being officially supported and on Ovals it would attract people more easily, after the first two races and a very good field i was already talking to Daniel about how well it was going and if the DBF championship continued that way we were think about re-open our chapter and start the road side of races on iRacing at R2P.
Unfortunately I'm starting to believe that the great part of R2P drivers really has something greater against iRacing, some kind of prejudice or something like that...
|Posted by Les Lamont at 06:22 AM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #4|
Me personally like iracing stockcars it's real challenging . And it requires practise for the tracks which I didn't have alot of time for this week.So instead of being unprepared I chooses to skip this race.
|Posted by Tom Moseley at 02:37 PM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #5|
With the drop off in attendance last night, I would rather call it quits than to try and keep the series on life support.
Plus, I need a serious break from Sim racing and last night was enough for me to throw in the towel. I just can't do it anymore without a break.
|Posted by Jeremy Denzer at 02:48 PM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #6|
I can understand Tim. Wish I could be there it was good racing. But my sim racing is down to weekends only now.
|Posted by John Mueller at 03:06 PM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #7|
Sorry to see your done with this Tom,I bought the Atlanta track and did some practice but working outside in the near 100 degrtee heat was too much and I couldn't race.
Also it's very hard to keep the numbers up during the summer.
I hope you reconsider....I'm really bored with Rfactor/GTR/Race
|Posted by Charlie Parker at 05:00 PM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #8|
Well I hate to see it end, but I do understand your position Tom. Thanks so very much for giving it a try though. We started off pretty strong, but every week there was fewer & fewer guys showing up. Last night when there were only 9 guys signed up, it was very depressing. Not much fun with just 9 cars on track. The only thing I didn’t care for was the time duration. Maybe an hour race would have been better? Anyway, thanks again for being the pioneer of getting I-Racing here at R2P. Maybe it was just not the right time to get this started. Best of luck to you in any future endeavors.
|Posted by Doug Spinster at 08:50 PM on Jun 22, 2012||Post #9|
"R2P drivers really has something greater against iRacing, some kind of prejudice"
Eduardo... I really don't think this is the case at all. There will be fanboys out there no matter what the topic.
Like my self I was very interested at the beginning to try this out. After realizing with the investments I have already in R2P and now I have to invest extra into racing these iRacing events I have to purchase tracks and cars for each event include joining iRacing is going to take a bigger bite out of my little wallet just to race one NASCAR series on top of it all.
I have nothing against iRacing, just I cant afford it and to be able to have fun at R2P at the same time.
Edit: My idea about iRacing here at R2P is great Tom and to make it really work I think importing members from iRacing to R2P is what's really needed here. Just my 2 cents.
|Posted by Francesco Zargani at 03:20 AM on Jun 23, 2012||Post #10|
Tom, your series was the only reason I decided to resubscribe at R2P.
I am sorry I missed the last few races either because of work or prep, but I also wish you to reconsider.
My only advice (humble, take it for what it is) is two-fold: first, I would highly recommend aligning your schedule track wise with the official iR championship. For me it's hard enough to practice and put in the time for one track event, but having DBF running at Dover while iR raced somewhere else made it even harder. The perfect week was when we were both at Charlotte-- then you knew you could apply practice, setup, etc to both series as well as using iR servers at any time of the day.
Second bit is about the length as Charlie mentioned. Slightly shorter races (again, similar to iR's) would be better, although clearly that's a personal preference.
This series was the first chance of a lot of the old gang getting together and putting on a mighty fine show. If you don't reconsider Tom, I hope to see you and the gang on the iR series. Superb tracks and superb cars, getting better all the time.
|Posted by Joseph A Martin at 04:57 AM on Jun 23, 2012||Post #11|
Everybody needs some time off or you go insane. Our series has always bounced back or whatever when we know we want to race. Tom hasnt had time off in years. Let him be for a while.
|Posted by Jeremy Denzer at 07:45 AM on Jun 23, 2012||Post #12|
Would people be interested in a Saturday night league that follows the IR schedule?
|Posted by Les Lamont at 04:48 PM on Jun 23, 2012||Post #13|
Me personally can't comit to weekends it's summer time I try to enjoy the great outdoors.
|Posted by Jeremy Denzer at 07:41 PM on Jun 23, 2012||Post #14|
Ya I was thinking more towards the fall also.
|Posted by John Mueller at 08:42 PM on Jun 23, 2012||Post #15|
Saturday nights are no good for me either.