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Title: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on June 13, 2007, 08:43:50 PM

I?m glad to inform you about the International Stunts Master 2008!

ISM 2008 is planned from 15 December 2007 to 29 January 2008 and it will see engaged the first 10 drivers of Stunts World Ranking in order of the rank updated at 3rd December 2007* (see at bottom for the details). The formula of the event will be quite different from last edition and it will include two distinct round.


ELIMINATORY ROUND

15 December 2007 - 07 January 2008 / Checkpoints: 23 and 30 December 2007


1) Drivers will race divided in 2 groups and all will have to race on 2 tracks (the same for both groups):
 
Group A

1st classified SWR
4th classified SWR
5th classified SWR
8th classified SWR
9th classified SWR


Group B

2nd classified SWR
3rd classified SWR
6th classified SWR
7th classified SWR
10th classified SWR
 

In each group, 1st driver at every checkpoint will gain 1? bonus on his final time (this vales for both tracks).
In each group, 2nd driver at every checkpoint will gain 0?50 bonus on his final time (this vales for both tracks).
In each group, 3rd driver at every checkpoint will gain 0?30 bonus on his final time (this vales for both tracks).

For 2nd Checkpoint, Bonus Time will be assigned to a driver who had sent a previous time only if his new time is at least 3% lower than previous.

In this round scoreboards will be update just after every checkpoint. This means every driver won't know the results of the opponents before every checkpoint. This vales for event manager too (if he will participate), because he will check (with RPLINFO) all replays just after every checkpoint.



2) 7 drivers will accede at final round in this way:

Firsts 2 sum of times of each group and 3 better sum of times of other 6 drivers not directly qualified.


FINAL ROUND

10 January 2008 - 29 January 2008 / LTB Standard Rule

7 drivers from previous round will have to race in a 3rd final track.  

Driver with 1st better LTB will gain 1? bonus on final time
Driver with 2nd better LTB will gain 0?50 bonus on final time
Driver with 3rd better LTB will gain 0?30 bonus on final time

In this Round, update will be usually daily.

Final classification of this race, included LTB, will determine the champion.


Official Site is active yet and pages are going to be completed.
Info&Rules page includes English and Spanish versions

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)




* If a race begun in next November won?t be finished at midnight (GMT+1) of 2nd December 2007, this race will concur to SWR classification only if, in that moment, it will be almost at half of its original duration. In this case, the positions at midnight (GMT+1) of 2nd December 2007 in that race will determine the results to be included in SWR.

Established the final rank for ISM 2008, a personal invite will be send by mail to the first 10 drivers of the rank. Everyone will be invited to confirm his own participation at ISM 2008 within midnight (GMT+1) of 10th December 2007. If one or more of them won?t confirm their own participation, the invite will be extended to a correspondent number of drivers classified after them, in order of ranking.
Contextually at the personal invite sending, a personal advice will be sent by mail to the drivers who will occupy the positions from 11th to 20th in the rank. The advice will inform them about the event and every driver will be invited to confirm his own eventual participation if he will be included in ISM 2008 participants list after the renounce of one or more included in top 10.
Anyway, a driver included in top20 can confirm his presence (eventual, for drivers from 11th to 20th) even if he has not received the personal invite/advice. He can send a mail to speedmark@libero.it within midnight (GMT+1) of 10th December 2007.


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on June 13, 2007, 09:29:08 PM
Great. I missed last edition so I'm very happy to see there will be a new one this year.  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on June 14, 2007, 11:08:01 AM
Quote from: Mark L. Rivers
a driver included in top20 can confirm his presence (eventual, for drivers from 11th to 20th) even if he has not received the personal invite/advice. He can send a mail to speedmark@libero.it within midnight (GMT+1) of 10th December 2007.
Even if I'm 11th only at this moment, I really expect to qualify for this event. So I confirm right now that I want to participate. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on June 15, 2007, 10:16:59 AM
I want to participate, let's say I have 90 percent chance for the qualification. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on August 25, 2007, 03:46:23 PM

Site has been completed and it's fully operative!  :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 11, 2007, 06:43:51 PM

A bit more than three months at ISM 2008! Let's begin to see how the list of participants could be. Actually these would be the groups in Eliminatory Round:

Group A: Mark L. Rivers, Dottore, Duplode, CTG and Krys TOFF

Group B: CTG, Chulk, Zak McKracken, AbuRaf70 and Bonzai Joe

Well, not very bad! But this is only a funny preview. We will have to wait next three SWR updates to know exactly the qualified drivers. Then we'll have to know who will give his confirm to join at the event. Even if it will be sent an official invite to the drivers who will occupy the first 10 positions (and an advice to the drivers who will occupy the positions from 11th to 20th so to relieve eventual vacant places), actually 4 drivers have given yet their confirm: CTG, Krys TOFF, Chulk and Mark L. Rivers. Yes, the situation is still fluid but, waiting for next SWR updates, it could be interesting to take a look for drivers intentioned to participate. They could begin to make some calculations about final rank and subsequently composition of the groups... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on September 11, 2007, 07:00:44 PM
I cancel confirmation. You know, the retirement thing... Sorry.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 11, 2007, 10:58:21 PM

It's a pity for you... You could close your marvellous last season in a kermesse where you would have race with all your fellows, current stronger opponents included... A kind of final greetings.... But, it's your choice...!  ;)
Btw, if you won't take part at ISM (that have only 3 races and finish next January) because your retirement, this means you won't take part at whatever race after Mak?, USC included (that will finish next March)... Good for me, I could get some points more in your contest...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on September 11, 2007, 11:10:41 PM
As I said earlier: I'm still active in USC but with reduced time of racing. It's something like sportsmen do after professional racing: to stop it slowly. As you could see I didn't race SDR and WSC in the last months. Now I finished ZakStunts (the end of powerful racing) but my own competition is still active.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on September 12, 2007, 06:05:08 PM

Ok, ok...

So... these are the current groups at the moment:

Group A: Mark L. Rivers, Duplode, Zak McKracken, Krys TOFF and Bonzai Joe

Group B: Chulk, Dottore, AbuRaf70, CTG, and Werda.

And if there will be other renounces, these are (in order) next drivers in current SWR:

Argammon (12th but we'll see him very soon in TOP10...)
CTG (13th)
SuperBrian (14th)
Ayrton (15th)
Paleke (16th)
Diesel Joe (17th)
JTK (18th)
Sergio Baro (19th)
Hek (20th)

I sure hope that all drivers who can race at this event will decide to join.
I think that if special events like this are lived joyfully, with fun, passion and engagement, then they really can become a strong injection of vitality. And no one can say that Stunts world racing doesn?t need it very much.
I hope that all want to keep alive this extraordinary little world will decide to join.  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on September 12, 2007, 06:08:46 PM
mmm... knowing how groups go may cause some especulations about position in SWR. I like it!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on September 13, 2007, 12:26:51 PM
I don't calculate, I just want to be qualified, which is still not sure for me according to average-low last results...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on October 02, 2007, 08:18:11 AM

Let's prosecute to take a look at current SWR to know how could be composed the groups which will give life to the Eliminatory Round! Keep in count the CTG's refuse these would be the composition:

Group A: Mark L. Rivers, Duplode, CTG, AbuRaf70 and Krys TOFF
Group B: Chulk, Dottore, Argammon, Zak McKracken and Werda.

Current positions from 11th to 20th (to replace eventual other vacant places): CTG, SuperBrian, Paleke, Diesel Joe, Sergio Baro, JTK, Bonzai Joe, Hek, Kub, Ayrton.

There are only 2 SWR updates before definitive rank, and some drivers included from 11th to 20th will have to participate in all next races if they want to keep their possibility to take part at ISM 2008. This is in order of a very low number of races that can be included in SWR list (that keep in count only the results of the races finished in lats 8 months). For example, Bonzai Joe has currently only 2 results in SWR list, and both will go out at next SWR update. He sure won't disappeared from SWR list because he's taking part at one of active races (and this is a very good news for all Stunts racing world!  :)), but a unique result probably won't permit him to remain in TOP 20 (even if he will win the race) so to continue to hope to replace eventual vacant places (anyway he could reach the TOP 10 if he will obtain in next races a serial of good placements as Argammon has just done  ;)). Analogue argument for Ayrton who will disappeared at next SWR update if he won't take part in one of current active races (USC, SDR, WSC). As usual let's see how the scenery is going to change!  :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 02, 2007, 07:55:17 AM

Less than 45 days to start for ISM 2008 and great activity in Stunts world racing!  :)  Today has been published a new SWR update, and we have so a new rank to compose the provisional groups for the Eliminatory Round! Minding CTG is out for his own choice:

Group A: Mark L. Rivers, Duplode, Argammon, Krys TOFF and Zak McKracken
Group B: Dottore, Chulk, CTG, AbuRaf70 and Werda.

Current positions from 11th to 20th (to replace eventual other vacant places): CTG, SuperBrian, Paleke, Sergio Baro, JTK, Diesel Joe, Hek, KHR, Bonzai Joe, Kub.

There's by now only 1 SWR update, that is the 2nd December 2007 at 23:59:59 (GMT+1), before to know the definitive rank and only few races can affect it (3 - 7 depending from deadlines of USC and WSC races that will start in november, and deadlines of the eventual ZakStunts and Kalpen final rounds). SuperBrian is trying to enter in TOP 10 and it seems he has good possibilities, thanks also to an increased Participation Rate! Bonzai Joe has succeeded to remain in TOP20 and this means he can hope to be rescued replacing eventual vacant places. Anyway, if he'll participate at least in next four races with an Average Race Points near to 30 points (4th - 5th position, a joke for a top driver like him), he could even accede to the TOP 10, thanks to a very high number of Quality and Stand Points he would gain. Let's see what will happen!  :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on November 02, 2007, 09:47:44 AM
So, I'm 19th on the SWR list? :) Well, I'd like to participate if I can, but it sounds like it will be a bit difficult...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on November 02, 2007, 07:17:16 PM
Not really if you take Mark's advice and race next four races... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 02, 2007, 10:03:53 PM
So, I'm 19th on the SWR list? :) Well, I'd like to participate if I can, but it sounds like it will be a bit difficult...

It will be really great if you'll participate! And I think you have only to race until the 2nd December to be in... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 22, 2007, 11:10:56 PM
After the publication of current USC race (no news, instead, until here about next WSC race) it's by now clear which races will affect the special SWR update in order to establish the definitive rank for ISM 2008, update that will be the 2nd December 2007 at midnight (GMT+1)! Here the races are:

USC - "Paks" - Finished last 15 Nov 2007
WSC - "Ossobuco" - Finished last 17 Nov 2007
SDR - "The Arenas" - Deadline: 25 Nov 2007
USC - "Sofiok" - Deadline: 17 Dec 2007

Sofiok is included because at midnight of the 2nd December it will be reached at least the half of his original duration. So in that moment it will be took the provisional classification of Sofiok, and the positions relieved will be considered the final result of the race in order to make the special SWR update. The collaboration of USC Contest Manager is needed to have quite soon an update of Sofiok's classification after the 2nd December at midnight, possibly within 24 hours after that deadline. (Alternatively, if USC Contest manager won't be able to update the site, he can act like he did in the recent past, saying through the Forum the provisional classification at midnight of the 2nd December, or the times received after the last update). If there won't be news from USC Contest Manager in whatever way within 48 hours from the midnight of the 2nd december, it will took the last provisional Sofiok's classification published.

Meanwhile, 7 drivers have already given, publicly or privately, their confirm to participate: AbuRaf70, Bonzai Joe, Chulk, Duplode, Krys TOFF, Mark L. Rivers and SuperBrian. Let's see what will happen!

Anyway, less than 25 days to Start: is all "OK" on your cars...? ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on November 22, 2007, 11:17:32 PM
Siofok!!! (not Sofiok)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 02, 2007, 11:43:31 PM
Update: soon!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: zaqrack on December 03, 2007, 12:19:45 AM
and of course I'm also in if I still qualify :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 03, 2007, 12:50:39 AM
and of course I'm also in if I still qualify :)

If not, I give my refused place to Zak.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 03, 2007, 08:42:21 AM

Here it is the final rank for ISM 2008!

 1) Mark L. Rivers               11) SuperBrian
 2) Dottore                       12) Paleke
 3) CTG                            13) Werda
 4) Duplode                       14) Zak McKracken
 5) Chulk                          15) Bonzai Joe
 6) CTG                        16) Sergio Baro
 7) Argammon                    17) JTK
 8 ) AbuRaf70                     18) Diesel Joe
 9) Krys TOFF                    19) KHR
10) CTG                      20) Hek

Click here to see the special SWR elaborated for ISM 2008:

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/SWR/SWR_ISM-2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/SWR/SWR_ISM-2008.htm)

So, an invite has been sent by mail to the first 10 drivers to invite them directly, and an advice has been sent by mail to the drivers from 11th and 20th to ask confirm about their eventual participation to relieve eventual vacant places (none invite/advice has been sent to who had expressed yet his refuse to participate). Everyone has to reply within midnight (GMT+1) of the 10th December 2007. But, as it?s written in Info & Rules page, everyone can confirm his presence (eventual, for drivers from 11th to 20th) even if he has not received the personal invite/advice (for example for mail problems). He can send a mail to speedmark69@libero.it within midnight (GMT+1) of 10th December 2007. 
Within midnight of 12th December 2007 it will published the list of the participants and consequently, in order of special SWR, the compositions of the groups for Eliminatory Round! Sure we hope that at least 10 drivers of TOP20 can participate, but ISM 2008 will start anyway with a lower number of drivers. In order of the effective number, there could be little modifies about the qualification system to the final round. Let?s see!

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 03, 2007, 08:58:38 AM
CTG doesn't want to take part, this means Damage Inc will have 2 drivers in ISM : SuperBrian and me. :)
And if somebody else refuse to join (maybe CTG, who knows ?), then we will be 3 with Paleke. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 05, 2007, 07:48:16 PM
After an exhausting MSN arguement with my teammates Silver Spirit made a mixed choice about ISM. CTG and I said to focus on a single contest where we have more possibilities to win/make great results with our team unit (usc)

Doc found our idea pathetic, I think he's going to join just to make us idiots.  :-\
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 05, 2007, 08:25:34 PM
I don't really feel ISM should be a team competition as top 10 DRIVERS are qualyfied and not top TEAMS. Anyway, it's not my competition so I think it's up to Mark...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 05, 2007, 09:20:53 PM
Chulk: Teammates usually help eachother so teamwork can't be ignored totally. On the other hand if Akoss and me were racing, we wouldn't share replays in such a sharp league... :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 05, 2007, 10:05:55 PM
I think it's a good idea not to join, CTG and CTG :)

If I join, I will not teamwork...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 05, 2007, 10:07:59 PM
Chulk: Teammates usually help eachother so teamwork can't be ignored totally.
It's true. But we can also be honest people and not share replays.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on December 05, 2007, 10:17:50 PM
CTG and I said to focus on a single contest where we have more possibilities to win/make great results with our team unit (usc)

An easier solution could be relaxing and racing individually, just for fun... Oh well, nevermind.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 05, 2007, 11:41:05 PM
I think it's a good idea not to join, CTG and CTG :)

If I join, I will not teamwork...
I will join and if SB and Paleke join too, I will teamwork. Except in case of duels between teammates like it happened sometimes during IMSA Cup events, there's no reason to stop replay exchange between teammates I think. :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on December 05, 2007, 11:49:20 PM
Well, I supposed those special events were raced without teams due to the different atmosphere. If Mark is fine with it, however, I wouldn't mind...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 06, 2007, 01:20:34 AM
As the event requires qualification, teamwork would favourise those with teammates who have qualified. But maybe that's okay... I refuse teamwork for the simple reason that if I exchange replays with my team, I have no chance to win.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 06, 2007, 01:36:37 AM
Yep, Szargi steals tricks easily. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 07, 2007, 02:33:26 PM

Official affirmances (mails received) until here:

AbuRaf70
Bonzai Joe
Duplode
Krys TOFF
Zak McKracken

A bit more than 3 days to confirm own presence...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 07, 2007, 05:21:55 PM
Quote from: Mark L. Rivers
Official affirmances (mails received) until here:

AbuRaf70
Bonzai Joe
Duplode
Krys TOFF
Zak McKracken
I suppose you confirm yourself too. :D

So, situation is (bold = confirmed/want to join, red = refused to join) :
 1) Mark L. Rivers              11) SuperBrian
 2) Dottore                       12) Paleke
 3) CTG                            13) Werda
 4) Duplode                      14) Zak McKracken
 5) Chulk                          15) Bonzai Joe
 6) CTG                        16) Sergio Baro
 7) Argammon                    17) JTK
 8 ) AbuRaf70                   18) Diesel Joe
 9) Krys TOFF                   19) KHR
10) CTG                      20) Hek
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 07, 2007, 06:18:49 PM
I confirmed earlier in this topic that I'll join. Anyway, a trip necessary for University will take place in January, so if the dates are the same, I'll ask you, Mark, to give my place to someone else.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 07, 2007, 07:05:59 PM
I've checked the dates for ISM and I'll be able to play the first round of it without any problems. There is also a slight possibility to do that University trip in February (though it's not probable...) so, maybe I'll only miss some days of the Final Round (If I get there) but I can race ISM.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 12, 2007, 11:00:12 PM

Eight drivers will take part at the 2nd edition of International Stunts Master! Only 8 drivers (kindly refuse by some drivers and total silence by some others) but? what a great ensemble of names!  :)  In alphabetical order:

AbuRaf70, Bonzai Joe, Chulk, Duplode, Krys TOFF, Mark L. Rivers, SuperBrian and Zak McKracken.

And, in order of the special SWR elaborated for ISM 2008, these are the final groups:

Group A: Mark L. Rivers, AbuRaf70, Krys TOFF and Bonzai Joe
Group B: Duplode, Chulk, SuperBrian and Zak McKracken

Wow, what a big challenges!  8)  And the case wanted a great mix: there?s one member of Damage Inc., one member of MeganiuM Aces High, one member of Cork?s Crew, and one free dog in both group! What would you want more than this so to make more balanced the races in case of teamwork? Fantastic!  :)

Anyway, due to a lower number of drivers who have joined, the formula is changed. The access to the Final Round will be permitted to the first two drivers of every group and to the two (instead to the original 3) best sums of times of the remaining drivers. So the Final Round will see engaged 6 drivers instead 7. Every other rule (Bonus Time included) remains the same.

Well, it?s time to go to the gridline! Who will take the place of Ayrton, winner of the past edition? We will know soon it, beginning from next Saturday 15th December 2007!  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 12, 2007, 11:06:25 PM
Mark vs BJ sounds good, Duplode vs Chulk can be sharp too.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 12, 2007, 11:08:07 PM
Nice grouping, everything can happen. Let's see starting this Saturday!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 12, 2007, 11:17:54 PM
Nice grouping, everything can happen. Let's see starting this Saturday!

Be realistic.

Group A: There are two high level pipsqueaks: Mark (good, very good, but still not a legendary level) and BJ (maybe the greatest champion ever - with less motivation and limited hand capacity) - smells like a draw or close to it. Krys Toff and AbuRaf are good pipsqueaks too, but can't really beat the two other aces, so most likely they are going to fight for 3rd place. I give a bit more chance to Krys, he's quite efficient at special events.

Group B: History says Chulk is the most successful pipsqueak from this group but Duplode is incredibly fast lately (slightly better chance for the Brasilian). Zak McKracken is quite a rapsodic driver: he can be very close to the tight elite but without motivation he can also be the worst one of this pack. Super Brian has a disadvantage with auto gears, he must pray for big luck to avoid the 4th place in the group.

5 pipsqueaks/group would be a bit better with another two top dogs, like Rotoi and Argammon.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 12, 2007, 11:24:24 PM
Be realistic.

Group A: There are two high level pipsqueaks: Mark (good, very good, but still not a legendary level) and BJ (maybe the greatest champion ever - with less motivation and limited hand capacity) - smells like a draw or close to it. Krys Toff and AbuRaf are good pipsqueaks too, but can't really beat the two other aces, so most likely they are going to fight for 3rd place. I give a bit more chance to Krys, he's quite efficient at special events.

Group B: History says Chulk is the most successful pipsqueak from this group but Duplode is incredibly fast lately (slightly better chance for the Brasilian). Zak McKracken is quite a rapsodic driver: he can be very close to the tight elite but without motivation he can also be the worst one of this pack. Super Brian has a disadvantage with auto gears, he must pray for big luck to avoid the 4th place in the group.

I know what you mean, but regarding what you say, any of the eight driver can be in top 6 for final round, so everything can happen.
5 pipsqueaks/group would be a bit better with another two top dogs, like Rotoi and Argammon.
I feel this comment is related to your last discovery... Don't really know why... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 12, 2007, 11:33:26 PM
Did I miss something? What was my last discovery???
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 12, 2007, 11:35:57 PM
Argammon being a dog! I don't remember in which topic did you posted it.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 12, 2007, 11:36:46 PM
Argammon being a dog! I don't remember in which topic did you posted it.

Maybe Useless messages. Anyway it's HUAHUAHUAHUAHAHAHAHHAAAHHAHA!!! ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 12, 2007, 11:39:58 PM
Yes, here it is!
We thought that only Rotoi is a dog. NOT ONLY ROTOI, ARGAMMON TOO!!! Check this: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/gsd/pedigree/432238.html ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on December 13, 2007, 12:29:34 PM
This looks very interesting - promises of fierce racing everywhere... See you all by the 15th!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 13, 2007, 01:58:09 PM
Nice to see I won't fight directly versus my teammate so we can have efficient teamwork and replay exchange in order to both try to reach the 2nd round. But this apply too to MeganiuM Aces High and to Cork's Crew... ::)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 14, 2007, 11:04:48 PM
We are arrived, at last! After about 5 months from the first advice, and a lot of preparations, the 2nd edition of International Stunts Master starts! Now!!  :)

So, gentlemen, it?s really the moment to start yours engines?
Blind race until 1st Checkpoint? Who will catch the first bonus times at stake? We?ll know it the 24th December?   ;)

C?mon, one more time the big show called Stunts is on air!   :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on December 14, 2007, 11:36:29 PM
What a pleasant surprise, an Audi race! And those tracks look good for a fun ride... :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 15, 2007, 09:55:50 AM
I will start my engines on December 19...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 15, 2007, 09:36:31 PM
I will also start on December 19 (Maybe just a test lap before that) as I have the last exam of the year on December 18. (Algebra)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 16, 2007, 08:19:07 AM

Five days (19-23) to test the tracks so to individuate the right time to catch the bonus (without to be too much fast so not to be able to catch the bonus at 2nd Checkpoint) could be enough... 
About me, during the building I only tested the single passages, never trying to make a whole lap (only I brought my car until the finish to know if time had a correct stop). So I'll make my first real lap only today or, more probably, tomorrow. As usual, I'll publish my final replay (crypted!  :D ) for every week of race before the deadline. I'm really anxious to arrive at the 24th December to know the first times! :)
Anyway, I think it will be really intrigant seeing the strategies that drivers will choose...  8)   Even because every group has only 4 drivers and bonus time could be really important so not to be eliminate in the first round...  ::)  What do you think about, other drivers engaged?
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 16, 2007, 09:37:21 AM
Quote from: Mark L. Rivers
What do you think about, other drivers engaged?
I think that this ciompetition seems great. But I also think that you and BJ will be qualified. So I think that AbuRaf and I will fight for 3rd place and as AbuRaf is quite fast now, I think it will be difficult. So many things to think about, damn, my brain is not used to think so much ! :D :D :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 18, 2007, 08:13:40 PM
Engine started! Krys, it doesn't matter if you or Aburaf get the 3rd place. The important thing is that you beat at least 2 of the other pipsqueaks. You won't be fighting only againts Aburaf for qualification, but against Zak, Duplode and me as well (SuperBrian needs Manual Gears or he'll be out of the fight unless he does and incredible trick). The bad thing is that you'll be fighting with your teammate even if you are in diferent groups.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 19, 2007, 09:44:11 PM
My final times for CP1...  ;)
Until here only Duplode and AbuRaf70 (twice) have sent first mail. I repeat, I'm really curious to know the first standing! Btw, I won't be able to update the site until the 24th december in the night or the 25th in the first morning, so... 1st Checkpoint is postponed at the 24th December at 23:59:59. Well, 24 hours more you thought to test the track...  ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 19, 2007, 11:15:40 PM
1st Checkpoint is postponed at the 24th December at 23:59:59.
Good to know I have some more time to calculate an effective lap time in order to get more bonus.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 21, 2007, 06:47:46 AM

But a first trial for both tracks is already arrived by mail from Chulk... Will it be the last one from him for CP1...?  Less than 4 days to know it...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 21, 2007, 10:42:51 PM

But a first trial for both tracks is already arrived by mail from Chulk... Will it be the last one from him for CP1...?  Less than 4 days to know it...  ;)
I think so, as I won't have time to race as I have to paint the 2 bathrooms this weekend, and then Christmas stuff to do around the house will difficult the racing. That's why I made an earlier attempt on the tracks.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 23, 2007, 12:39:09 PM

Even Zak is already on the track... Less than 36 hours to the 1st CP...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 25, 2007, 04:41:27 PM

I'm just arrived for a short "break" from my town, and I've just updated the site! 6 drivers on the track for CP1 (Bonzai Joe and SuperBrian still without time), so no thrilling for the qualification at this moment, but it seems there will be an hard battle in Group B for the first place (impressive sums of times for Chulk and Duplode!  :o), sure when Zak will arrive at finish line on track B without penalty time...  ;)  About Group A, it seems that Krys will have to push a bit hard on his right pedal if he wants to reach the qualify: he's qualified for the moment, but if BJ will go down on the tracks as he knows, and Zak will realize times near to Chulk and Duplode, the things could be a bit more difficult... And Aburaf70 doesn't seem intentioned to be eliminated...  ;)
Next Checkpoint has been confirmed for next Sunday (30th December) at 23:59:59: let's see what will happen!  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on December 25, 2007, 05:15:06 PM
It's nice to see you took time today to update your website. And, as expected, I'm way too slow... ::)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: zaqrack on December 25, 2007, 05:42:28 PM
I know I have no chance on Track B, but I already had a leading time on Track A, just sadly overwrote the replay and had no time to re-drive it :(
 
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on December 25, 2007, 05:47:15 PM
I second Krys: nice timing Mark... It's a pleasant surprise for me to be that close to leading time in Track A already... and @Chulk: we're too damn close!! ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 27, 2007, 05:08:57 AM
Good to see Mark updated so quickly after Christmas! Easy 1st place to Mark in group A. In group B, it seems both Duplode and me raced decided to get 1" bonus on AUDI track, and went close to the limit (Maybe too close?), and INDY track brouhgt and impresive result as I din't think to be so close to leading time, and even less, to be above Mark, but I think being 3 percent faster won't be easy to do, let's see what happens in 4 days.

One last thing to BJ
I will start my engines on December 19...
LIAR!!!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 27, 2007, 07:06:17 PM

My final times for CP2...  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 27, 2007, 09:52:12 PM
I don't think Ill have much time to race. My brother is moving and I'll help him.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on December 27, 2007, 11:15:30 PM
starting engines <> sending a replay
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 28, 2007, 04:26:24 PM
Only 2 days away from CP2 and I still haven't raced... Damn!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 29, 2007, 10:12:03 PM

Four drivers for CP2 until this moment...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on December 30, 2007, 12:33:54 AM
b?ff (yes, ctg is drunk again, yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on December 30, 2007, 04:02:02 PM

Four drivers for CP2 until this moment...  ;)
Four and a half. I'm missing only 1 track, but I won't say which one...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on December 31, 2007, 04:31:34 PM

2nd Checkpoint!

2nd Checkpoint gave us more information about the Eliminatory round! Bonzai Joe goes down on the tracks with very strong times (absolute best time on track B) taking easily the provisional first place at group "A"!  :)  But his sum of times (2:11,35) is not the absolute best: a more and more thunderous Duplode has the best sum of times, 2:08,65, thanks to a high  Bonus Time and, above all, a very monstruos time on track A (1:04,65)!!  :o :o  Third sum of times for me and 4th for Chulk, both 2nd at our respective groups. First rescued is AbuRaf70 (fifth sum of times) who improved a bit, while Krys TOFF has the 6th sum of times, just enough to be the 2nd and last rescued. But, this is only a provisional standing, we have to say. Zak McKracken (no improvements for CP2) has showed his potential on track A, and he has only to adjust something on track B to be near to the qualify, and SuperBrian is sure hiding his times so to avail the surprise-effect, above all after discovering the Manual Gears as he has just showed at ZakStunts. So... it has just begun tha last thrilling week of race of this Eliminatory!  8)  Who will be qualified to the Final Round? We'll know it next Monday, about 24 hours after the deadline confirmed for the 7th January 2008 at 23:59:59! Stay with us!  ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 01, 2008, 06:13:37 AM
Amazing Duplode! Expected performance by BJ, Mark and me still not at our best and Krys, Abu, Zak, and SuperBrian fighting for the last 2 places on the final round! Great competition!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 03, 2008, 06:23:25 PM
Final replays sent. Please confirm it Mark, I had several error messages while sending them. They are in my "sent messages" folder, but I want to be sure.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 03, 2008, 06:28:50 PM
Final replays sent. Please confirm it Mark, I had several error messages while sending them. They are in my "sent messages" folder, but I want to be sure.

Sorry Chulk, I didn't receive them! But you still have a bit more than three days...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 04, 2008, 11:40:04 PM
Final replays sent. Please confirm it Mark, I had several error messages while sending them. They are in my "sent messages" folder, but I want to be sure.

Sorry Chulk, I didn't receive them! But you still have a bit more than three days...  ;)
OK. Check again please. I had send previous mail tu Aburaf instead.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 05, 2008, 08:21:06 AM
Final replays sent. Please confirm it Mark, I had several error messages while sending them. They are in my "sent messages" folder, but I want to be sure.

Sorry Chulk, I didn't receive them! But you still have a bit more than three days...  ;)
OK. Check again please. I had send previous mail tu Aburaf instead.

Mail received! Btw, 40 hours to the end of the Eliminatory Round...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 06, 2008, 06:58:30 AM
Mail received! Btw, 40 hours to the end of the Eliminatory Round...  ;)

We'll know it next Monday, about 24 hours after the deadline confirmed for the 7th January 2008 at 23:59:59! Stay with us!  ;)

Uh, Mark, I think there was a bit of confusion here - Sunday is 6th January, noth 7th...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 06, 2008, 07:46:59 AM
Mail received! Btw, 40 hours to the end of the Eliminatory Round...  ;)

We'll know it next Monday, about 24 hours after the deadline confirmed for the 7th January 2008 at 23:59:59! Stay with us!  ;)

Uh, Mark, I think there was a bit of confusion here - Sunday is 6th January, noth 7th...

You're right...  ::)  So let me recap the correct dates:

- Deadline of Eliminatory round will be the 7th January 2008 (Monday) at 23:59:59, as it's reported on the main page of the site since the beginning. So... again about 40 hours to the finish starting from now!
- Results will be published within 24 hours (Tuesday, in the evening)
- Final Round will start the 10th January 2008, Thursday, at 00:00:01  (track and car will be published one or two hours before... ;)).

I also remember that in Final Round, Bonus Time will be assigned by standard LTB rule. It will be counted the complete number of leading hours and it will be assigned the following Bonus Time

- 1 second to the longest leading time
- 0,5 second to the 2nd leading time
- 0,3 second to the 3rd leading time

Please tell me if there's still something wrong!  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Argammon on January 06, 2008, 08:20:05 PM
Greetings!

I don't think that I received an invitation e-mail or I would have surely answered.

Ah well, guess it is to late now.

Happy racing  8)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 06, 2008, 08:27:47 PM
Blablabla... you were afraid of Mark! ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 06, 2008, 08:28:03 PM
(or you are Mark)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 06, 2008, 10:46:38 PM
I have another question... maybe it's too late to ask, but anyway suppose I download the track as soon as it's released and send a very early time. Six hours later, BJ replies with a killer lap and keeps the lead to the end. I will get the full half-second bonus then? Or maybe we could have a thresold for bonus time - say, 18 or 24 hours?
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 06, 2008, 10:57:54 PM
I have another question... maybe it's too late to ask, but anyway suppose I download the track as soon as it's released and send a very early time. Six hours later, BJ replies with a killer lap and keeps the lead to the end. I will get the full half-second bonus then? Or maybe we could have a thresold for bonus time - say, 18 or 24 hours?

Don't worry...

I can see the fairness of your idea, but I think the leading time bonus is already so big (of course depending a lot on the track) that it wouldn't be good to have one pipsqueak with a 1 second advantage over all the rest.

Hi Argammon, welcome back! Do stay calm and laugh benignly :) CTG is not behaving very badly compared to what we know he is capable of. If he says you are Mark or Ayrton, he does not mean it! He is making an absurd insult which he knows is absurd, and there by becomes a sort of joke. That is one of his ways to try and be friendly, and I have definitely seen worse ways.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 06, 2008, 11:20:31 PM
BJ le van fingva. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 06, 2008, 11:23:00 PM
Don't worry...

I can see the fairness of your idea, but I think the leading time bonus is already so big (of course depending a lot on the track) that it wouldn't be good to have one pipsqueak with a 1 second advantage over all the rest.

Oh yes, you're correct. I hadn't seen the issue from that perspective...

Hi Argammon, welcome back! Do stay calm and laugh benignly :) CTG is not behaving very badly compared to what we know he is capable of. If he says you are Mark or Ayrton, he does not mean it! He is making an absurd insult which he knows is absurd, and there by becomes a sort of joke. That is one of his ways to try and be friendly, and I have definitely seen worse ways.

Definitely... Sometimes I even consider start taking as praise when peple call me Alain!  ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 07, 2008, 08:14:19 AM
Greetings!

I don't think that I received an invitation e-mail or I would have surely answered.

Ah well, guess it is to late now.

Just a pity!
Anyway, news, rules, dates and way to join about ISM (it was not necessary to receive my mail to confirm own presence) have been published since last summer, and remembered more times in Autumn on the correspondent topic... 


Happy racing  8)

Thanks!   :)
And... between the great number of old topics that usually are resumed correspondently to SDR's deadlines, I remember to all ISM's drivers that less than 16 hours divide us from the finish of Eliminatory Round!  ;)


Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 07, 2008, 03:36:50 PM
Final lap done... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 07, 2008, 07:31:59 PM
only Track C counts in the final results, right?
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 07, 2008, 08:08:22 PM
Exactly...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 07, 2008, 08:54:56 PM

My final times for Eliminatory Round...

Three hours and five minutes to the deadline...   ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: zaqrack on January 07, 2008, 10:12:22 PM
ok, did you get my ISMB replay? :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 07, 2008, 10:54:00 PM
I got no time to race...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Argammon on January 08, 2008, 10:52:22 AM
@ Mark

You are right that it was my own fault not to look things up. To be honest, I didn't open any stunts site for a while until it was to late.

Nevertheless I thought it would start in 2008 due to the name!

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 08, 2008, 07:13:00 PM

Finish of the Eliminatory Round!

The Eliminatory Round has expressed its verdict: Krys TOFF and SuperBrian are out of ISM 2008! The two bishops of Damage Inc. team leave the tournament without fighting: Krys TOFF didn?t send improvements in last week, and, disconcertly, absolutely no replays for SuperBrian for all the competition! While for the french driver it seems that the matter has been no time to race, it?s really incomprehensible the choice of the young danish driver: he said in last October that he wanted to reach absolutely a place to race for ISM, and he raced a lot to succeed in it. Then he has raced in other races (current ZCT80 included) and not here! No mails and no comments by him, asbsolutely incomprehensible?  ???, but maybe he will want to explain the reason in the Forum.  ::)
But now we have to talk about another crashing news: with alien replays (improving again his already very low times) Duplode astonishes all conquering the best sum of times!  8)  Differently from what we could think before the start, now it seems he?s the man who all others have to beat! Check the final results to believe: the hyper-fast brazilian driver inflicts almost 6 seconds to the 2nd, Bonzai Joe, who didn?t improve in last week!  :o :o :o Quite near to BJ (around 2 seconds), we find me (3rd sum of times) and Chulk (4th), even if I got 1 second of Bonus more than the argentinian. As it was predictable, Zak McKracken reaches easily and without big engagements the qualification (5th sum of times) improving only his previous time on Track B, even if still with a little penalty (3 seconds) cutting the last slow curve before the finish. And finally, we find the last qualified, sure really happy: AbuRaf70! Really a big engagement for him (many usual little improvements in last week), an engagement that has been rewarded with a prestigious result! :)
And now let?s talk about the analysis of the replays, but not before to have remarked a very interesting item. All drivers have realized very similar times on both tracks and this means two things: 1) the two tracks were quite balanced (same length, same global difficult) and 2) all drivers have put the same engagement in both tracks, not privileging one respect the other.
What about the analysis? Well, it will be surprising, but at Intermediate 1 Duplode was only 4th on Track A (60 centiseconds behind a fantastic Zak McKracken, fastest section for him!  :)) and only 6th on Track B about 2, 5 seconds behind Chulk, the real ?Loch Ness Monster? of the large lake placed at the beginning of the track! But then Duplode decides to greets all taking the lead until the finish: first place at 2nd Intermediate on both tracks (pair with BJ at intermediate 2 of Track B), marking also the fastest 2nd and 3rd section on both tracks!  8)  Really another planet! And if you check the replays you?ll see the awesome and original lines that the driver of San Paulo succeeded to follow in his fantastic races. For the other highlights, we can observe three different ways to approach the first loop on Track B (the worse way is for me and Zak  ::)) and at least 5 different ways to cross the lake! Interesting also to see the different choices in the last section, and above all the two ?magic? inventions of the winner on the elevated tract and in the final loop? Only BJ succeeds to limit the damages on this track? About Track A, I and Chulk are very near to Duplode at Intermediate 1 (the argentinian is just ahead him), and then both realizing two very good sections (the 2nd one for Chulk, only 0,85 seconds more than Duplode, and the 3rd one for me, only 80 centiseconds more than the brazilian) and two absolutely awful sections (the 3rd one for Chulk, +3,55 seconds and the 2nd one for me, + 2,85 seconds)? Anyway, Duplode makes also in this track real ?magic? passages, above all a fantastic final (btw, interesting also to see the different choices in the last tract) totally out of control.
Some little considerations about the Final Round, now. Sure it can be that some other
drivers didn?t push at maximum their cars, quite sure to be qualified. Anyway Duplode has realized so impressive times that they have to think a lot about his potential in order of Final Round. But maybe the role of the favorite won?t be so advantageous for the brazilian driver who sure won?t be able to
avail any kind of surprise-effect?  ;)
Well, that?s all for the moment, but just 24 hours and all will be again on the track for the final race! How will be Track C? Which car will be used? Who will be able to catch the important LTB (Standard rules!) at stake? Stay with us to know all this: the Final Round is starting?  8)

PS
This is the password to open the zip-file that contain my previous replays: fa8aeyh5  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: zaqrack on January 08, 2008, 09:42:12 PM
I'm really excited, and if I have time, and we'll have a good car and track, I want to fight for the podium, to bing Cork's Crew fame and success again!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 08, 2008, 10:31:21 PM
Yay! We'll choke them in our exhaust  ;)

Duplode, Bonzai Joe, Mark L. Rivers, Chulk, Zak McKracken, AbuRaf70... Looks interesting. But a lot will depend on the track and car... However, I trust Mark to make a class track. All the tracks of his that I've raced on have been fabulous so far...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 08, 2008, 11:19:55 PM
Duplode, Bonzai Joe, Mark L. Rivers, Chulk, Zak McKracken, AbuRaf70... Looks interesting. But a lot will depend on the track and car... However, I trust Mark to make a class track. All the tracks of his that I've raced on have been fabulous so far...

Thanks BJ.  :)  About the final track, I hope not to delude you, and... I'm almost sure that your trust will be rewarded...  ;)  About the car, well... don't worry, Zak,  it will be an original car...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 09, 2008, 11:07:04 PM

Here we are: the Final Round of ISM 2008 starts, now! Strategies, tactics, studies were part of the past Round. Now it only counts to race fast as possible, since the beginning, aiming to catch the LTB (Standard Rule) available. Remember that this is a race shorter than usual, less than 3 weeks, only 20 days where top drivers will have to concentrate all their efforts driving their Porsche 962 as they really know to conquer the title... Maybe someone will be happy for the car to use, maybe someone not... But sure the track (check it from "Tracks" page) should be enough engaging and selective to elect a deserved winner... ;)

Scoreboard will be usually updated daily, while analysis of the race will be published at the end, as usual. Btw, if you still didn't see it, there's a new page available, "Analysis". Check it from now for the Eliminatory Round if you haven't done it yet!

Ok, now it's really time to go! So... Gentlemen, start your engines...

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 09, 2008, 11:54:49 PM
Very IMSA-ish and quite Mark-ish track, with the 962...I like it.  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 09, 2008, 11:55:58 PM
I wonder if BJ can show he's the best or he'll let any of you to win. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 09, 2008, 11:58:48 PM
I wonder if BJ can show he's the best or he'll let any of you to win. ;D

Oh yes, you reminded me: my tip is BJ by quite some margin... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 10, 2008, 07:07:57 AM
Duplode opens the dance: first trial on the new final track! How will it be strong? Waiting for replies...  ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 10, 2008, 06:44:35 PM

Here it is the first reply: I succeed to reach a time 60 centiseconds lower than Duplode, but, due to the current LTB assigned, I?m leading for only 0,10 second, for the moment. Will there be enough time so to see the gap becoming 1,10 second (-0,50 Duplode, +0,50 me) or a new leading time (maybe just from Duplode...) will appear on the scoreboard? Let's see! ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 10, 2008, 07:41:23 PM
Surely you're not saying virtual leading time bonus counts in the leading time race? That's not going to last...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 10, 2008, 11:44:38 PM
Surely you're not saying virtual leading time bonus counts in the leading time race? That's not going to last...

Well, LTB is calculated only counting the time of the replay, not counting the position on the scoreboard. Anyway, it could be possible that a driver who realizes the best time doesn't reach immediately the first place on the scoreboard. That could happen to me today if I realized, for example, 1:18,35 instead 1:18,10. With 1:18,35 I would have obtained a total time of 1:17,85 (1:18,35 -0,50, that is the 2nd current leading time behind Duplode who had 14 hours of leading time yet), while Duplode has 1:17,70 (1:18,70 -1,00, first current leading time), so I would have reached only the 2nd place on the scoreboard. In that case I would have reached the first place only when my leading time overtook his leading time.
I hope to have explained my thought well enough...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 11, 2008, 08:10:53 AM

Update!

Great activity in the first day of the Final Round!  :) Seven replays from 5 drivers: Duplode after only 4 minutes from start, AbuRaf70 at midday (mail received with strange delay), me in the afternoon, Zak McKracken and Bonzai Joe in early and late evening! And the double times of the two members of Cork's Crew were really heavy...   8)   After only an hour of my leading time (anyway it's still the 3rd current leading time, that is 0,30 second), outset of Bonzai Joe who takes the lead destroying the previous leading time bring the limit 2,5 seconds lower.  :o   40 minutes later, outset of Zak McKracken who marks the 2nd time even if 2 seconds behind his teammate. The hungarian ace improves 2 hours later approaching very much BJ: 0,40 seconds the thin gap!  :)   But less than hour and the great danish driver sends a time that falls like a hard sandstone on the scoreboard: 1:13,85!!  :o :o :o  Absolutely impressive!!! So now BJ leads availing also the 1st current LTB (1,0) ahead Zak (no LTB for the moment), me (0,30 LTB), Duplode (0,50 LTB) and AbuRaf70, waiting for Chulk. Well really a spectacular and thunderous beginning for the last act of this event!  :) :)  And now the queston is...: who will be able to overtake (maybe only "approach"...) the galactic time of BJ?   8)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 11, 2008, 05:33:34 PM
Update!

Quite big step on for me!  :)  I succeeded to overtake Zak reducing my gap from BJ under 1 second (0,95). Anyway, current LTB (btw, leading time of BJ has reached 22 hours) increases furtherly the gap (+0,70), so BJ leads effectively with 1,65 on me. And in this moment I really don?t know how I could fill the missing gap?  :-\
But we are waiting for Chulk's outset and for new times from Duplode, Zak and AbuRaf70, so... BJ's leading time could be attacked! Let's see!  ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 11, 2008, 05:50:43 PM
Indeed it will be very hard to stop BJ...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 12, 2008, 06:21:05 AM
I'm away on the Univesity trip mentioned before, so no racing for me until next week. Lucky for you...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 12, 2008, 06:54:36 AM

Update!

Duplode lowers remarkably his time (more than 2 seconds) and, also availing his 2nd current leading time (0,50 LTB), he reaches Zak McKracken pairing him at 3rd place! Previous Chulk's message tell us he will be able to race only next week, so we can't see from him an immediately "action" to stop BJ's leading time which has reached by now 35 hours... Will we see an attack in the week-end? Maybe, even if it seems really strong time as it appeared since its reception...  ::)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 12, 2008, 12:22:30 PM

Update!

And, suddenly, the attack is arrived!! Maxouting his previous replay, I succeeded to overtake Bonzai Joe stopping his leading time at 40 hours, a big surprise even for me!  :o :) :) :) I thought too hard until few hours ago improving so much in a so little time!  :)   Having a longer leading time, BJ is still leading for 0,60 second, but the positions could change if I will keep the lead for the next 40 hours, due to the exchange of our respective LTB. So the week-end will lapse waiting also for an unexpected replay until this morning, and we mean the BJ's replay! ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 12, 2008, 10:17:44 PM

Update!

Third update in this day is needed due to a new leading time!  :)  Zak McKracken snatches the provisional first place to me establishing a new thunderous limit: 1:13,45!!  :o  With his fantastic time, Zak pairs me for the moment (my time is 0,30 second worse but I can count of 0,30 second of LTB due to the 3rd current leading time), but if he will lead for other 8 hours he will be alone in 2nd position and more near to BJ who is still leading due to the LTB (a whole second)! Will leading time change again in this dazzling week-end? The fight to catch the LTB at stake seems really hard!  8)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 13, 2008, 01:57:25 PM

Update!

A new leader: Zak McKracken improves again lowering the limit of the track and now, thanks also to the 2nd current leading time (15 hours at the moment) he leads the classification!!!  8)  Really strongly engaged the hungarian champion who could aim now to reach the 1st current leading time (BJ, 40 hours) lunging furtherly! Wow, until this moment a big show indeed!!  :) :) :)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 14, 2008, 08:13:24 AM

Update!

Step on for AbuRaf70 who takes out about 2 seconds from his previous time. He's still quite far from the vertex, but we know as the surprising argentinian is able to approaching very fast times by multi-little steps...  :)  Meanwhile Zak's leading time has reached by now 35 hours, and if he will keep the first position for other 6 hours,  he will obtain the 1st provisional leading time snatching to his teammate, BJ! Will he succeed in it? Wait for next update to know it!  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 14, 2008, 08:39:05 PM
Update!

And leading time changes again!! With a big, really a big effort, I succeeded to overtake Zak for the minimum gap (0,05 second  :o)! Moreover, realizing my time at 13:26 of today, I stopped Zak?s leading time exactly when he had reached 40 hours. What does is mean this? Being current 1st leading time (owned by BJ) exactly 40 hours, Zak has only paired it and so he didn't get the 1st LTB at stake that remains assigned to BJ (this rule has not been declared in advance, but it's conform to the standard rule used in many other contests, that in case of deuce rewards the first result obtained). Not a drama for Zak, considering that he can obtain a better LTB leading again the classification just for 1 hour, so to have a leading time one hour longer than BJ's leading time (moreover his current time is only 0,05 second higher than current leading time). But sure Zak will have to keep in count what BJ will do... ;)  Anyway, due to this particular situation, and due to the provisional 3rd leading time I conquered (16 hours in this moment, 1 hour more than Duplode), we have really a tight provisional podium!  8)   Thanks to the current LTB assigned, Zak (-0,50 LTB, 40 hours) leads with 0,15 second on me (0,30 LTB, 16 hours) and 0,40 on BJ (1,00 LTB, 40 hours): big incertitude and great challenge indeed!!  :) :) :)  Will anyone of the first three succeed to break this high balance with a kill-time? Or will the european trio be reached by one or more southamerican drivers for a more complicated and dazzling classification? There's no way: you have to stay with us!!  8)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 15, 2008, 08:01:23 AM

Sorry, yesterday evening I was so excited to update the site and give all the news, that I forgot to attach my replay... :-\
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 15, 2008, 10:40:33 AM
Now I'm so sad not taking part in ISM... 1:12.90 as leading time is not that hard. So let's do some shadow racing to see if I would be able to beat you or not. ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 15, 2008, 07:26:05 PM

Update!

We had said it: "Will anyone of the first three succeed to break this high balance with a kill-time?"... And the kill-time is arrived! Bonzai Joe atomizing previous limit (stopping my leading time at 32 hours) with an absolutely incredible time: 1:11,20!!!  :o :o :o  Really BJ realizes a time that falls down like an axe on the race! It would be strange if his leading time won't be the longest one at the end of the race... At this point, the phrase "Waiting for replies..." would seem an ironic request...  ::)  Anyway, let's see if it will prevail the resignation or the fight!  :)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 18, 2008, 10:01:44 PM

Update!

And finally we have the last outset: Chulk starts the Final Round with 1:17,85, not a very fast lap but enough to say "Hey, I'm in!".  ;) We sure are waiting a more engaged trial from him, as for Duplode and AbuRaf70, and we hope to see them in next days! Meanwhile Bonzai Joe continue to lead (120 hours until here), but he's not so far as he was until here: with a new big effort I succeed to approach again BJ arriving at only 0,30 seconds from him! For the precision, new my time has been realized two days ago. I decided to publish it today after I saw that I didn't succeed to realize (for the moment...;)) a new leading time. So, no eventual surprise-effect, but at least we know that not all are resigned ahead the stratospheric BJ's leading time! Again eleven days to know who will win the title: gentlemen, it's time to push as you never did before your right pedals!  8)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 19, 2008, 01:30:13 PM

Ooops....  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 21, 2008, 08:09:27 AM

Update!

Double improvement for AbuRaf70 who lowers a lot his previous time reaching a time more near to the group: the great argentinian driver is by now near to the 80 seconds barrier that we think soon he will smash like the others!  :)  But we have to talk about BJ's leading time too: 178 hours by now. And if we keep in count that only 208 hours divide us from the deadline, we can say that the possibilities to  realize a new leading time are reducing very quickly: I and Zak have ahead about 48 hours, the others about only 1 day... Sure critical days for the final win! ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 21, 2008, 04:33:13 PM
Still above 1:10? ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 21, 2008, 06:00:35 PM
After hardly any serious racing for the last week, I obviously need to attempt bridging some of that gap if I have any pretentions left in this...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 21, 2008, 07:26:29 PM
I don't care if CTG is lying, I'll have to improve!  :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 21, 2008, 07:29:54 PM
Come to think of it, he can't by lying because he only asked a question... But anyway!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 21, 2008, 08:48:05 PM
It reminds me on an old joke:

Two lawyers are talking:

- How are you? - lies the first...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 22, 2008, 12:12:52 AM
It reminds me on an old joke:

Two lawyers are talking:

- How are you? - lies the first...
LOL!! I think that's the reason why Lawyer and Liar sound so similar in English...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 22, 2008, 07:16:55 AM
Update!

A last desperate attack produces a dazzling new leading time!! For the minimum gap, 0,05 seconds, I succeeded to establish the provisional best time, 1:11,15, overtaking Bonzai Joe and his, until here, unreacheable time!  :) :) :) Re-taking the provisional 1st time (not the 1st place that remains strongly in BJ's hands due to the higher bonus time), my leading time reprehends to rise, keeping alive a little hope for the final win.  :) At the moment my leading time has overtook Zak's one (45 hours vs 40), and this means I got provisionally the 2nd bonus time (0,50 seconds instead of 0,30), but BJ's leading time is really so far...  ::)  Meanwhile Duplode made his third attempt taking out other 1,6 seconds from his previous limit even he remains quite far from the third place (2 seconds) and, above all, from the head of the race (almost 4 seconds). But more than a whole week still remain and all can happen! Anyway, about Bonus Time, clock has given his first response: Chulk and AbuRaf70 can't get by now bonus time because it remains to race a number of hours lower than 1st leading time (BJ, 186 hours). Same thing will be for Duplode if he won't realize the first time within 13 hours, while Zak will get only the third Bonus Time if he won't overtake all within 39 hours. Sometime clock is able to be really unpitying... but it knows how to make a race really exciting!  ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 22, 2008, 04:11:10 PM
Update!
Chulk and AbuRaf70 can't get by now bonus time
Wrong. We CAN get bonus time. What we CAN'T get is an entire second of bonus. Anyway, I don't think I'll have a leading time...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 22, 2008, 06:33:47 PM
Update!
Chulk and AbuRaf70 can't get by now bonus time
Wrong. We CAN get bonus time. What we CAN'T get is an entire second of bonus. Anyway, I don't think I'll have a leading time...

You're right! Evidently this morning (early morning...) my fingers were awake more than my brain...  :D
Even because I forgot again to attach my replay... ::)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 23, 2008, 11:08:40 PM

I'm waiting for the impact... The new and definitive BJ's time, I mean...  ;)
But all are hiding their current time and, from the provisional head of the race, I'm waiting for an hard attack from all of them... What will it prevale as target? Hiding until the end, or searching bonus time? An easy question only for who is able to win for a high gap...  ::)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 24, 2008, 01:38:50 PM
I plan to find time to race soon, because deadlines of USC and WSC are getting close. I'll give this track a try too, just to see what could have been my result in this final. ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 25, 2008, 11:21:02 PM

Update!

Short exchange of jabs between Bonzai Joe and me: before, BJ sent a time just lower than the provisional limit (0,05), and very soon I replied with a lower time (attached), again for 0,05 seconds! Maybe BJ wanted just testing my reaction time, and if it's so he had a clear response... Well BJ, if you are not kidding with me like the cat jokes with the mouse, we are going by a hot final indeed!  ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 25, 2008, 11:46:29 PM
MLR and Duplode will beat BJ. Manager (Alain) advantage...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 25, 2008, 11:47:20 PM
kidding of course
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 26, 2008, 12:33:55 AM
I don't know yet who is the cat and who is the mouse, but I am trying to play a game with you...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 26, 2008, 12:38:10 AM
I also wonder about it. To tell the truth I stopped at 1:11.xx. Can't do it better at the moment.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 26, 2008, 09:08:43 AM

Update!

Another fast duel between the two leaders in last night! BJ attacks again the first time twice, reaching a new limit lower 0,20 second than previous one, but I reply soon again overtaking BJ for the minimum gap! Re-catching the provisional best time, I keep open the little door that leads to the 1st Bonus Time, even if, against a so motivated BJ, it won't be absolutely a joke...  ::)  Fantastic battle anyway, whatever it will be the final result!  8)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 26, 2008, 02:10:01 PM
Update!

How could we call it? Swordplay? Arm-wrestling? Well, maybe we should call it simply "challenge", a great challenge!  :) :) :)  Yes, Bonzai Joe and Mark L. Rivers continue to make a dazzling show writing on the scoreboard new improvements for the minimum gap (third time in last 24 hours!). Currently Mark leads with 1:10,70 against 1:10,75 realized by BJ, but due to the current different leading times (136 hours for Mark, Bonus Time 0,50 seconds, and 187 hours for BJ, Bonus Time 1,00 second) BJ still leads for 0,45 seconds! Really it seems that the 1st Bonus Time (1 second) will be important for the two leaders, maybe determinant for them! Now, about 50 hours between the two leading times and about 80 hours to the deadline. Will BJ succeed to keep the 1st leading time? Or Mark will be able to snatch it him? But a so tight improvements makes also another question: does it mean the limit of the track was reached? It would seem so, but... are we sure that we won't receive about any news from Hungary or South-America...?  ;)  Wow, really a galvanic final ahead us!!  8)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 26, 2008, 10:59:35 PM

Update!

And... let's go on!!! Another double improvement from the two leaders: incredible challenge!! Will it be a long night for us...? ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 26, 2008, 11:33:49 PM
AZPR software opens your zip file... Crack is not very fast, but at least it works. :D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 27, 2008, 12:34:04 PM
Well, it was a reasonably long night for me, but I wasn't at home, and I'm still not, so nothing yet :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 28, 2008, 08:26:49 AM

Update!

Is there way to end...? It seems no. Again, yes, it happened again: Bonzai Joe sent a new improvement in the night (4 minutes past 2.00 a.m.) breaking the usual "0,05 improvement" mode (he sent a 1:10,40 overtaking for 0,20 seconds the previous limit, 1:10,60), but only less than 5 hours later I realized a new provisional record of the track overtaking (0,05) for the umteenth time BJ! Astonishing challenge!!  :o :) :) :) And now we are at the real face-off about the conquer of the 1st Bonus Time: 190 hours for BJ, 169 hours for me, 32 hours to the deadline! BJ seems objectively advantaged: he has only to send new improvements with a certain regularity. I have only to hope that my opponent must re-drive the whole race to improve, remote possibility.  ::)  Anyway, we repeat again: whatever it will finished, it will be a great, dazzling and above all fair challenge!  8) 8) 8)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 28, 2008, 06:49:27 PM
There are some errors on your leading time table... Check it out.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 28, 2008, 06:56:50 PM
Anyway, even discounting most of the errors, since this "sword play" started on Jan 25, 13:28, I have taken 16 hours leading time. As that was 77 hours ago, Mark must have taken 61 :). So although "sword play" was the right tactic for me (as I predicted, Mark's provisional best time was better than mine), I can see it demands an omnipresence and anticipation that I am not capable of at all.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 28, 2008, 09:04:18 PM

I re-calculated leading times of last three days and I found only 1 error, that is your last leading time, BJ. I had written it re-started from 187 instead 188 (finishing at 190 instead 1919, sorry...  ::)  I didn't find other errors... Why do you see errors? Maybe the reason is this: in SDR leading time keeps in count only the complete hours (CHL, "Complete Leading Hours" as it's written in times table) and not fractions of them...
About my provisional best time, when I published my 1:11,10 (overtaking your 1:11,15) I also realized (two hours later) 1:10,50. So I have administrated (as you) my improvements trying to rescue my gap in order of leading time. This morning I turned on my PC expecting your 1:10,55, sure to overtake you at least one more time. But when I saw your 1:10,40, I said: "OK, it's finished for me...". Anyway, without much hope I tried for several minutes before to go to work, and... undreamedly (I don't know if I can use this term or not) I improved again!  :)  This evening, when I turned off again my pc, I was sure to find a your new record, but (for the moment) nothing... Anyway, the challenge is still really open and who can say how it will be?   ;)  I hope anyway you appreciate my fair play, above all my frequent and immediate updates every time I realized a new leading time, so to permit you an immediate reply, as it happens in an automatic-scoreboard...   :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 28, 2008, 10:09:34 PM
Well, the errors that I saw: first of all, you restarted me from 187 several times, my actual leading time is 198. About the rest, yes you're right, I calculated Zakstunts style (1 hour if you lead at xx:00), not "whole hours". Good job improving :) I'll try to do the same.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 29, 2008, 12:11:10 AM

No words... Now it's correct... Sorry, really sorry...  :-X

Now, 23 hours to the deadline, 198 hours for you, BJ, 186 hours for me... It seems I have no hope...  ::)Anyway, let's see!   :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 29, 2008, 07:21:23 AM

There're not by now many words to describe what this track are reserving us... In the night, another, the umteenth, double improvement for BJ and me has shaken the scoreboard making more and more exciting and incredibly serried the fight for the 1st Bonus Time, that for the two opponents who gave life to a marvellous challenge in this Final Round, could mean the title... BJ sent 1:10,30 at 3.44 a.m. and I replied very soon with the new current limit 1:10,25, so: BJ's LT is 199 hours, my LT is 189 and only 16 hours to the deadline: what a awesome final for this ISM edition!!  :) :) :)  Well, we are by now at the real facedown for all the participants: who will win the title? The two great animaters of this race? The dominator of the Eliminatory Round, Duplode? A cattish and silent Chulk? A strong and determined Zak? An alwasy surprising AbuRaf70? Gentlemen, it's time to discover your own cards!  8)   From now, no other updates until the Finish! The appointment for the final result is tomorrow, around the 11.00 p.m...   ;)

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/ISM/2008/index_ISM2008.htm)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 29, 2008, 01:57:17 PM

Here it is my final time for ISM2008. I realized it this morning at 10:42. Please consider it as published now, in this moment. Maybe BJ could be interesting to know that I improved...  ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 29, 2008, 09:04:19 PM
I only wonder what Chulk must be preparing... ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 30, 2008, 08:20:35 AM
I only wonder why Mark forgot to update the site this morning. ;D
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 30, 2008, 12:18:41 PM
I wonder too - after updating nearly all other mornings. But of course there is an obvious explanation: that he has limited time in the mornings and this update is a bigger one than the others.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 30, 2008, 07:43:06 PM
BonzaiJoe looks calm... :)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 30, 2008, 07:58:06 PM
Yes, but not as calm as you! Your enigmatic messages are making me anxious. I really feel that my time should have been 2 seconds better, and that people like you would achieve that without problems...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 30, 2008, 08:08:37 PM
Well, indeed I have no reason to be anxious about you (or vice-versa), as I have been not even close to be beating you by two seconds all the time...
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on January 30, 2008, 09:16:38 PM

Bonzai Joe has won the International Stunts Master 2008!! The great danish champion affirms his supremacy with the final best time and also the longest leading time, overtaking, even if only for a bit in both cases, his main opponent, me! Both under 1:10 (!  :o), BJ and me have inflict quite heavy gaps to the other drivers: Zak McKracken closes 3rd (+3,20 seconds, no improvement for him after his quite far leading time), Duplode 4th (+4,15 seconds taking out 1 second in last day), Chulk 5th (+6,15 seconds improving for 2 seconds in last day) and AbuRaf70 6th (+11,65 without further improvements). Wow, really dazzling this edition, above all for the neverending challenge animated by BJ and me: 26 leading times in 20 days of race (16 in last 4 days!) are sure a real evidence of the intenseness and quality of the race!  :) :) :)  Really great the effort of BJ in last day with four (!) new leading times aiming to keep the 1st Bonus Times: target reached and determinant for the final 1st place!  8)
Anyway, BJ could be quite tranquil about leading time, after I had published my declared final time (crypted) on the Forum at 13:57. In that moment BJ?s leading time was 201 hours and my leading time was 191 hours: having to race only 10 hours, I only could pair BJ?s leading time, and 1st Bonus Time would be remained anyway in the BJ?s hands? ;)   But, in the afternoon, with a double improvement in only 10 minutes (1:09,95, same time of my final time, and 1:07,75, absolute best), BJ consolidated his affirmation winning more than deservedly the title!   :)
But now, follow me: we are going to immerse us in the chronicle of the race passing step by step through the crucial tracts of the track and the intermediates times!  ;)
After the launch ramps, 5 drivers take the left at the initial switch, while AbuRaf70 chooses the right. Sure shorter the argentinian?s way but not faster than other one where all obviously skipped the tunnel skimming the wall placed on the left to research the best angle to approach the first hill. And the first hill reserves the first surprise: while all others pass inside the tunnel placed on top of the hill (with really dazzling slides!  8)), Duplode chooses to cut completely it, retaking the road only in the downhill, correspondently at the 1st Intermediate! Good choice that permits to the brazilian driver to transit 1st at Intermediate 1, ahead me and BJ (both +0,15, prelude to the ?magic? challenge), Chulk (+0,70, not very fast entrance in the tunnel after very good first 20 seconds of race), Zak (+1,05, good entrance in the tunnel, but bad previous large curve before the fast chicane) and AbuRaf70 (+3,05, due to the previous unfortunate choice). Second section begins with a classic couple of ramps to retake speed (after the slow curve subsequent at the downhill) so to approach the engaging following tract that leads to the fast elevated straight! And, just in this section we find the ?magic? that permits to Bonzai Joe to take a large advantage on all others, above all on me, an advantage who BJ will succeed to administrate until the end winning the race. What does he make approaching the L/R corkscrew? Availing the known crazy rebound that projects a car on the left with a long jump when it is directed on the extreme right of the corkscrew, BJ jumps almost until the end of the second wall-obstacle, skipping the large curve and the difficult path to keep to introduces the car into the fast chicane that leads to the second hill. Zak also follows the same line (but with a shorter jump) while all others follow the conventional track. Result: BJ reaches quickly than all others the fast-grass and, with a superb trajectory, approaches the hill with a large advantage! All drivers make good slides to land with the highest possible speed on the elevated straight, but the clock tell all a naked truth at Intermediate 2: BJ leads on me (2nd, +1,25), Duplode (3rd, +2,00), Zak McKracken (4th, +2,35), Chulk (5th, +2,55) and AbuRaf70 (6th, +7,60). So BJ gains only in this section almost 1,5 seconds on me and Zak, about 2 seconds on Chulk and Duplode and over 4 seconds on AbuRaf70?Really impressive!! Even if it results dazzling definitely, third section doesn?t present many differences between all drivers, even if BJ succeeds to increase his advantage on all others at Intermediate 3: +0,05 on me (total gap +1,30), +0,05 on Duplode (+2,05), +0,35 on Zak (+2,70), +0,45 on Chulk (+3,00, a bit more than others on the grass before to approach the bank-road) and +0,85 on AbuRaf70 (+8,45), even if the argentinian is author of a fantastic and stunning cut flying for a long tract just before the 3rd intermediate!  :)
And we are now at the beginning of the last section! I think that when all drivers (contest manager alias designer included) saw it, maybe they have thought that it was a spectacular and original tract, but maybe they had not thought (contest manager alias designer included?  :)) how much it would be resulted determinant to reach a good final result! All have obviously rejected the conventional track on the left (too low due to the iced slow curve) availing instead the Up/Down Corkscrew on the right, but the way to approach it was not so simple as it maybe appeared at the beginning? In fact, checking replay after replay (btw, you can check all single replays sent downloading them from the ?Latest Replays? column placed on the right so to follow the subsequent improvements!), we can see that (above all for me and BJ) the final tracks has been ?maxouted? many times to reach the best times. So, how did drivers finally approach this tract? And how did this tract result determinant for the final classification? Let?s go inside it! AbuRaf70, Chulk and Duplode simply land on the final tract of the corkscrew trying to make the cleanest possible line, and the brazilian driver seems to succeed better in it, keeping his car very near to the left guard-rail. Other drivers choose a more risky but remunerative way to avail the corkscrew. Which one? Sliding since before the ramp, so to land on the final tract of the corkscrew with a better angle that permits them to open the gas in advance! And BJ succeeds to made a perfect line in his attempt, controlling in a spectacular way his Porsche 962!  8)  Even Zak makes a very good slide, so to rescue a lot (about 1,5 seconds) on Duplode in last section, snatching him the final 3rd place for 0,65 seconds! What about me? Until the last day, I had tried to avail in the same way the corkscrew. In fact, if you check my penultimate replay (1:10,25 downloading it from the ?Latest Replays? column), you can see that I had followed the same line of BJ and Zak. As you can also see, I resulted faster than them, due to a landing on the water inside the corkscrew, near to the end of the internal guard-rail, succeeding in this way to approach the final straight with a higher speed (191 my speed at the moment of a hypothetical crash against the finish pillar, 180 BJ's speed in the same hypothetical crash). Anyway, when I understood that my limit (1:10,15) with that line probably wouldn?t be resulted enough to try to catch the 1st Bonus Time, I tried (in last day! :)) to find a different way to avail the corkscrew. A bet, really a bet, but I?ve succeeded in it. In which way do I avail the corkscrew so to rescue 1,10 seconds in last section on BJ, arriving at only 0,20 seconds from him at finish-line?  ???  Well, maybe it results a bit hard to explain, and so I ?push? you to look directly my final replay to see the original and very fast way I?ve found? ;)   And for all other details you can check Analysis page!

Well, what can we say more about this ISM edition? Not before to express again congratulations to the winner for his awesome race, we can say that ISM 2008 has showed, during the whole event, Eliminatory and Final rounds, high quality and really amazing replays and races, isn?t it? And sure I hope that all drivers enjoyed taking part in this event. About me it has been an honor racing beside all these 5 great drivers!  :)

OK, for the moment, that?s all. Even if? I have thought yet to the next edition and, if I will able to organize it, you can be sure that it will be an innovative contest indeed, with original and interesting, I think, new stuff? ;)   But we will talk about it a bit later, now it?s still time to remain a bit with our eyes on the great performances of this very good ISM! :)


PS
Password to open my published times: HJYS79TR  ;)

Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Duplode on January 30, 2008, 09:54:34 PM
I wonder if BJ can show he's the best or he'll let any of you to win. ;D

Oh yes, you reminded me: my tip is BJ by quite some margin... ;)

Just as predicted, congratulations BJ!  8) (and if you're wondering, 0:20 feels like quite some marging after such a race!) And an honrous mention to Zak, who achieved his ambition... ;)

Now about the laps, between BJ and Mark replays there were three amazing tricks I plainly lacked nerve to complete, even more so after the skiddin' car started to skid to the left on its own after the final banking - thinking back of it, I might even have used it to my advantage, but then again IMSA slides are still my weakest point...

And of course, thanks to Mark and all fellow pipsqueaks for this grand tournament!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on January 30, 2008, 10:33:42 PM
Ah, that explains your drunk driving on the last straight :)
Anyway, this was great, I'm glad to win, especially as it is my first race victory since 2006 (although in January 2007, I had the best time on ISM Track B...). The race was really tough - the tighest race for first place in my whole career I think! and with excitement until the very deadline. I missed Ayrton and CTG, but of course if they'd been there, I wouldn't have won, so I should just be happy.

About the last race: your ending is superb, Mark! I speculated about such tricks (including landing on the inside of the corkscrew, which I didn't succeed in either), but I cast them off as too difficult or impossible. Really good job doing that highly advanced trick, taking advantage of the flawed collision-point/graphics relation of the up/down corkscrew. I feel that you deserve the victory more, because your unique trick demanded both luck and extreme skill, while my unique trick (left/right corkscrew jump) demanded only the idea and some basic steering/speed keeping.

Congratulations to Zak for 3rd place - really a great result, and thanks for helping me win! I can reveal that Zak discovered the sliding trick at the last corkscrew for Cork's Crew.

Thanks Mark L. Rivers for hosting the tournament again, and I apologize (too easy after having won...) if I was offensive in the heat of the race.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: AbuRaf70 on January 31, 2008, 03:12:45 AM
Congratulations Bonzai Joe, for the brilliant victory...!!! 
 
and to Mark for the excellent organization of the competition...!!!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on January 31, 2008, 03:45:17 AM
I predicted BJ's victory... so I'm satisfied. :D

Nice work, Bonsai Tree!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Krys TOFF on January 31, 2008, 08:22:09 AM
Master Jacky. Congrats. ;)
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: zaqrack on January 31, 2008, 10:01:10 AM
It was a great race and I showed my top form of the past years :)
Thank you, Mark!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Chulk on January 31, 2008, 12:30:06 PM
Congrats to BJ and podiumers! But I must say something... I was surprised by Zak's performance as I have never seen him drive like that. WELL DONE ZAK!!!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: Ayrton on February 01, 2008, 10:38:06 PM
Congratulations to Bonzai !! ;)
Good replays :o. I agree with Chulk, Zak was very fast.
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 02, 2008, 01:51:49 AM
Thanks everyone, you're so kind!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: CTG on February 04, 2008, 12:27:59 PM
Congratulations to the winner and everybody else finding the big bug in the last sector!
Title: Re: International Stunts Master 2008
Post by: BonzaiJoe on February 04, 2008, 01:23:39 PM
What bug? Okay I drove through the bridge wall, but that's the only bug I use in that sector :) But thanks for the congratulation