My idea for the 9th race was originally to try to run a Can Am race with the Toyota 7. Then I realized, I only have one in my garage and it's probably been modified, and as a used car, I can't just jump in the dealership window and buy one. Ditto the Can Am Chaparrals.
So, I came up with the Ford GT 06 as the affordable alternative. I believe the GT40 did race in the original Can Am series, but never near the front as it would have been outmuscled by the unlimited engines of the McLarens.
EDIT: Okay, I looked it up, and the GT40 was run once in the Can Am in 1967 at Mosport Park. The series did run that year at Laguna Seca. Two years later in 1969, Ford developed the Can Am G7A out of a batch of Le Mans GT40 chassis that had been legislated out of the race with the 3 litre engine displacement cap. The G7A, however, featured Can Am specific bodywork. The only G7A in existance was crashed at the Riverside round, set aside, and later converted back to Le Mans style bodywork.
Next race Details
Tuesday Night Racing series - 8th race on 11th Dec Grand Valley East ( 32 laps)
Car : Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07 (305 hp)
8th race on 11th December 2012 - 9 pm eastern ( lounge opens at 8 pm for practice and quali)
Track : Grand Valley East
No. of laps: 32 laps with one mandatory pitstop ( For drivers carrying succes tire penatly minimum half race distance on hards/mediums)
Tires : Sports Soft, ( drivers carrying succes tire penatly need to start on Sports Hards/ Mediums, at the end of lap 16 can choose to pit and change to Sports Softs)
HP Limit - 305 ( use limiter to set it to 305 hp)
Min weight - 1630 kg
Tire wear/fuel usage on
Grip level set to real
Visual damage - on
Mechnical damage - light
Penalty - Off
Race finish time- 180 sec
All aids allowed
slipstream set to weak
Voice chat disabled
All Partcipants get Racing Soft tires
1st place : GT5 Car ticket 1000
2nd place : Gold chrome paint
3rd place: Sliver chrome paint
Again, I apologize to eci for taking him out. I really couldn't tell where his car was, so I was just driving the best I could to avoid his car jumping around on the screen. But I alos know that I can't just back off, because this series is so competitive that it's almost impossible to make up lost time. I think the whole field qualified within about one second.
I think it's okay, and more importantly, it needs to be okay with everyone that we can get **bleep** off at each other. I've seen too many good, good racers give up on a series, or even a single race, because they're upset. The PS3 GT5 racing community needs MORE racers and every time someone gives up we all lose. So, it's okay to be mad, but we have to cool down and realize a lot of this stuff is just part and parcel of racing.
When you think about chucking the controller at the TV and walking away, remember how Eci fought back last night to keep himself in with a chance at the championship. Sure, you can't compare it to Seb Vettel at Interlagos (but, I'm going to anyway) but it's that same kind of mental toughness to not give up just because you're down.
I've thought about starting a "Chill Out" thread to just give people a chance to calm down after a particularly bad incident. We're seeing some PS3 type behavior on track IRL, with guys now actually cutting chicanes in real life to ram opponents. We need to get a grip and I thank eci for sticking with it in the race.
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