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Title: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on October 29, 2007, 07:42:50 PM
The track where we can see the last act of this great NORH season is really special! ?Everglades?, this is its name, is an adapted version of an old track, designed by Krys TOFF, that arrives 2nd at 2003 Track Design Contest. Krys TOFF has realized the modifications too so to make the track suitable for a NORH race.   :)
So this is the 1st SDR track not designed by contest manager, and this means I had not to try it during the building. Really I haven?t put yet my wheels on the track so this preview is based only on what I can see through Track Blaster.
Well, Everglades is a track quite different from the previous ones, sure a bit more difficult. Maybe the designer wants to begin to lead NORH drivers towards another kinds of tracks that we?ll see next year when he?ll manage the only official Stunts NORH contest on the web...   Seeing the track through the map it?s quite difficult to guess the length, but I think that a quite good time could be around 1?10? ? 1?15?. But we?ll know it beginning from the 1st of November! Meanwhile? let's go for a ?virtual? lap! A long straight characterizes the beginning, reaching very soon the Powergear, and overleaping without trouble (but in a dazzling way!) two Up/Down corkscrews. We can keep the magic 6th gear for a long tract, availing opportune bank-roads and a fluent tract with some consecutive large curves before to reach a loop that we should leave behind without many troubles but with a bit of adhrenalin?. A short straight (at 245 Mph all becomes short?) and then an obligatory bridge (water?   ::)) just before a large 180?: good-bye Powergear (even if someone could cede to the temptation to keep it?) but not for a long time. In fact, after another fluent tract (not long like before), we?ll re-find it thanks to a ramp. Anyway, this time it won?t be easy to manage, I think. Above all, we will have to see if jumping from the ramp at 245 Mph it will be possible to land before the access of the near pipe (or tube, as you like), that includes a classic obstacle (could it be without an obstacle? ). Anyway, even if we will able to insert the car in the pipe at maximum speed, avoiding then the obstacle placed in the middle, we will have soon to push very hard on the brake because an elevated corner is waiting for us: shakes? Another straight (with tunnels and barriers) and then a L/R corkscrew. Possible Powergear? Not this time, because a slow curve on the left will oblige the drivers to insert their car in a tunnel and in a last straight that leads to a last elevated corner: after all that drivers have encountered until here, and missing only about 15? seconds to the finish line, I think they will approach this elevated curve with much trepidation?   :D   How will be the final? Fast and quite complex. Difficult to describe why, but I can say that drivers will reach a hill in full 4th gear, maybe already in 5th gear (I have not to explain what this mean, isn?t it?  ;) ), and they will have to choose: follow the conventional track (having trouble to control their rocket-car landing on a bank-road curve) or cut it aiming (blindly) the finish, taking many risks trying to avoid a probable penalty?
Simple question: how many complete trials will a NORH driver succeed to make on this track trying to win??  ;)
Come on NORH drivers, show one more time your great passion in the last race of this wonderful season!  :)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on October 31, 2007, 09:20:16 PM

Gentlemen, start your engines!  :)

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Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 01, 2007, 12:08:06 AM
OK, last race of a great year! A fight for glory is about to start, be prepared...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 02, 2007, 08:44:35 PM
My final time for CP1:

http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/EVEMARK1.zip (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/EVEMARK1.zip)

PS
Password later...  ;)

Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 04, 2007, 03:51:27 PM

1st Checkpoint!

Specular provisional standings of last race for CP1: Mark L. Rivers leads on Duplode, Chulk and Krys TOFF! Choosing the same strategy adopted in "Risk" (that is to avoid that Chulk gets a large number of bonus points), I realize a very strong time that permits me to stay ahead my main opponent at CP1 also getting a whole bonus point!  :)  And Duplode's race furnishes to me a further reason to smile: the brazilian ace, last winner in the season, results faster than Chulk, who therefore remains without bonus points for the moment. We have to mind that Chulk needs to get 5,5 points more than me to win the title. And this could happen if 1) he'll win this race, 2) I won't get more than a 3rd place and 3) Chulk will get at least 0,5 bonus point more than me. In this way two drivers will be pair and Chulk would win for an higher number of victories (4 against 3). Sure Chulk will push hard at CP2 to catch the bonus point at stake (as he did on "Risk"), but maybe he had to push a bit more for CP1: 0,5 bonus point could be very important for him.  ::)   But let's see what will happen! Meanwhile sure we have to spend some words about the track. It seems I failed quite clearly the prediction about final time, that is a bit large than it seemed to me seeing the track from the map. But I didn't fail to individuate the two real critical points, that is the access to the pipe, and the final tract: both really engaging and dazzling!  8)   Track is really great for this final round and I think this race will be also more tight than I thought, with the drivers who will be very near each other, sure even Krys TOFF, the designer: wonderful condition for a final great show!  :) So, we all wait with big trepidation next CP to know the new provisional standings while a watchword is pealing: "Right pedal down"!  ;)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 06, 2007, 05:31:56 AM
This is the archetypical classic track. When one looks to the map, it's not so impressive; now get down to the track and it becomes a real test. Let's say we've got our very own 14km Spa...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 06, 2007, 09:05:32 AM
This is the archetypical classic track. When one looks to the map, it's not so impressive; now get down to the track and it becomes a real test. Let's say we've got our very own 14km Spa...

we have to spend some words about the track. It seems I failed quite clearly the prediction about final time, that is a bit large than it seemed to me seeing the track from the map. But I didn't fail to individuate the two real critical points, that is the access to the pipe, and the final tract: both really engaging and dazzling!  8)   Track is really great for this final round and I think this race will be also more tight than I thought, with the drivers who will be very near each other, sure even Krys TOFF, the designer: wonderful condition for a final great show!  :)

Thanks for the compliments about the track. ;)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 08, 2007, 07:10:33 AM
Damn! Again a bad calculation! Mark was slower than I expected (trying to catch another bonus points?) and Duplode was 2nd. I could have easily done under 1:29.00 if I had tried a bit harder but I really thought I was enugh to get 0,5 bonus points. I'll have to do an amazing lap for CP2 and a practicly RH lap to lower 3% out of that time, really not an easy task... But you all know I'll try my best!
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 08, 2007, 07:18:08 PM
Mark was slower than I expected (trying to catch another bonus points?)
I correct myself. It's very hard to do under 1:26, I thought track was much faster than this! I'll keep on trying and I'll send it as soon as I'm under 1:27 at least to try to beat Duplode and get 0,5 bonus point.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 09, 2007, 08:12:52 AM
Mark was slower than I expected (trying to catch another bonus points?)
I correct myself. It's very hard to do under 1:26, I thought track was much faster than this! I'll keep on trying and I'll send it as soon as I'm under 1:27 at least to try to beat Duplode and get 0,5 bonus point.

Yes, I thought it could be possible to lower quite easily my time, but it's not so...  ::)   I realized my current leading time (1'26"15) in my first day of race, Tuesday of last week. It was my first complete lap after several crashes, and I thought that I could do easily better, not a lot (2-3 seconds?) but sure better. But then, after trying a good number of times in last days, I began to think that my time is not very bad...  ;)
My main problem is to make a high number of complete trials... I don't know how many times you have seen the finish in NORH mode, but, about me, after my (lucky?) first complete trial I has completed only other 4 laps...  ::)
Predicting accurately winning time is really hard...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 09, 2007, 08:17:15 PM
I completed about 8 or 9 laps but many times I pressed Esc before finishing as I know I was too slow. My predicted winning time is about 1:25 or maybe 1:24, don't really feel going under 1:24 is possible, maybe a RH lap is around 1:18, but a NoRH will be around 1:24.XX in my opinion.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 09, 2007, 11:17:58 PM

Important day for me about this race? Good drive sensations, I feel track is going under my skin?   ;)
I finally chose my favorite lines and I?ve now a quite precise target about my finish time? And now I?ve to hope that my final time for CP2 (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/EVEMARK2.zip (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/EVEMARK2.zip)), will result good in order of bonus points?  ::)

Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 10, 2007, 12:59:37 PM

Unbelievable... Really unbelievable... I can't say anything different from this...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 11, 2007, 01:31:15 AM
I was about to post some guesswork but the string of posts above by Mark and Chulk has confused me completely... now I'm curious! :P
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 11, 2007, 08:38:48 AM
I was about to post some guesswork but the string of posts above by Mark and Chulk has confused me completely... now I'm curious! :P
Post it anyway! Now I AM curious! ???
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 11, 2007, 03:39:08 PM

2nd Checkpoint!

Unbelievable standings at CP2!!!  :o :o :o    Three drivers in 0"05 with Duplode and Chulk paired at 1st place and me, 3rd, just 5 centiseconds behind them!!!  :o :o :o   Could we imagine a standings more shocking than this!?  :o ??? :o  Absolutely impossible, above all because this is a NORH race and we are fighting for the title in the last race! But in add to be dazzling, the classification at CP2 means a lot in order to the season! With this result, Duplode and Chulk get both a whole bonus point while I don't get bonus. So the argentinian champion cancels the gap accumulated at CP1 (about bonus point that I got) and he can look to the future with more hope! Chulk's road has been clear traced by now, he has to follow 4 precise steps, 2 for CP3 and 2 for the Finish. Which steps? About next Sunday, Chulk has to reach 2 targets: 1) to lower his current time over 3% (so to catch bonus points) and 2) stay ahead me. In this way, Chulk would get at least 0,5 bonus point more than me, condition needed to rescue the 5,5 points in general classification. If these targets will be reached, Chulk will have other 2 steps to do on the road toward the title for next and last Sunday, that is for the Finish: 1) He must win the race and 2) I mustn't get more than a 3rd place. Even if he can do personally only the first of these last 2 steps, it's clear that the title is not unreachable and not very far. About me, my strategy for CP2 was not good, but anyway not weighty. In fact, even if I reached a lower time, not lower than 3%, the situation would be the same afore described. Anyway I have now a clear aim for CP3: to stay ahead Chulk. If this won't be, I will have a last chance for the finish, that is: to win the race or at least to get a 2nd place. Sure I will aim to close the game next Sunday, but we can't forget that a serious variable overhang on all us and this fantastic final of season, and this variable is named Duplode! And who can say that there won't be other variables as any outsiders? Whatever will be the final result, it will be a wonderful final of a wonderful season, so, stay with us to live the "magic" atmosphere of this great specialty!  :) :) :)

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Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 11, 2007, 06:17:06 PM
Post it anyway! Now I AM curious! ???

Well, I was sort of confident you would be leading Chulk, despite all the dowplaying by both of you guys...  ;) Nothing like this anyway!  :o Mark's peculiar choice of words, will result good in order of bonus points, now is very clear even if the tactic failed so spetacularly. And now we, as Chulk anticipated, will most likely be crashing for some time against the 1:24 barrier, so I can hope this wonderfully close racing can continue through CP3  8).
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 12, 2007, 05:41:40 AM

2nd Checkpoint!
Chulk (...) has to follow 4 precise steps, 2 for CP3 and 2 for the Finish. Which steps? About next Sunday, Chulk has to reach 2 targets: 1) to lower his current time over 3% (so to catch bonus points) and 2) stay ahead me.
Lowering my current time 3% doesn't seem possible so I don't really have a chance to fight for the title (Damn 1st CP!!!). Only chance is
1 - Me
2 - Duplode
3 - Krys (I'll make sure he has a fast replay, even racing it myself... (kidding, Krys can do it with Indy if he tries to)
4 - Mark

But still... this race is by far the best on SDR NoRH history, so having my name in top of it is really motivating!
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 13, 2007, 07:15:56 PM

2nd Checkpoint!
Chulk (...) has to follow 4 precise steps, 2 for CP3 and 2 for the Finish. Which steps? About next Sunday, Chulk has to reach 2 targets: 1) to lower his current time over 3% (so to catch bonus points) and 2) stay ahead me.
Lowering my current time 3% doesn't seem possible so I don't really have a chance to fight for the title (Damn 1st CP!!!). Only chance is
1 - Me
2 - Duplode
3 - Krys (I'll make sure he has a fast replay, even racing it myself... (kidding, Krys can do it with Indy if he tries to)
4 - Mark

But still... this race is by far the best on SDR NoRH history, so having my name in top of it is really motivating!

You are putting a heavy fardel on Krys' shoulders...  :D  (Understand me: not for his skill but for his time to race!)
Even if I hope in a great performance by Krys, I'll "help" him doing my best to avoid that his result will be determinant for the title...  ;)
Even because my main target is sure the title, but I'm not racing for a placement... ;) :)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 14, 2007, 09:19:04 AM
Quote from: Chulk
Only chance is
1 - Me
2 - Duplode
3 - Krys (I'll make sure he has a fast replay, even racing it myself... (kidding, Krys can do it with Indy if he tries to)
4 - Mark
Well, you're already quite fast guys, it will be hard for me to be in top 3.
I don't have a lot of time to race, sadly.
Anyway, I'll race and, who knows, maybe a good surprise may happen and I may join top 3. But beating Mark with indy, well, THIS will be hard.

Quote from: Chulk
this race is by far the best on SDR NoRH history, so having my name in top of it is really motivating!
It seems you like the track, don't you ? :D
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 14, 2007, 03:23:01 PM
Quote from: Chulk
this race is by far the best on SDR NoRH history, so having my name in top of it is really motivating!
It seems you like the track, don't you ? :D
I liked other tracks more but I won them easily kidding ;). The thing with this track is that any of the 3 driver can win and even more exciting, the fact that it's defining the title (Krys and Duplode availing, it will define for me!)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 15, 2007, 04:19:32 AM
In fact, even if I reached a lower time, not lower than 3%.
Since Mark already said he has a faster replay, what about playing last race with open cards and sending it for CP3? I also have a faster replay, what about you Duplode?
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 15, 2007, 05:05:30 AM
Well, at the moment I have a slightly faster replay, nearly a token effort. There is a pretty high probability it will stay like this on CP3... 3% seem quite impossible to me as well, we are very close to the limit.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 15, 2007, 09:44:05 AM
In fact, even if I reached a lower time, not lower than 3%.
Since Mark already said he has a faster replay, what about playing last race with open cards and sending it for CP3? I also have a faster replay, what about you Duplode?

Well, the fight for the title will finish automatically this Sunday if you, Chulk, won't send a time 3% lower than your previous one. In this way we'll fight only for the win in this race. Instead, if you'll send a time 3% lower than your previous one you will be 1st or 2nd, ahead me, all will be postponed at the last week. In this way, I should publish a time only if I have a time 3% lower than my previous... Mhm... I don't know in this moment if I'll publish a time in this week...  ::)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 15, 2007, 05:03:05 PM
OK, no open card then. It was just a suggestion as I haven't done (but hopefully will) a time 3% lower (that is 1:22.90 at least  :() Nevermind, then.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 15, 2007, 05:25:37 PM
OK, no open card then. It was just a suggestion as I haven't done (but hopefully will) a time 3% lower (that is 1:22.90 at least  :() Nevermind, then.
Next year, there won't be checkpoints and also no "quiet days". Only open cards and pure Stunts noRH racing. ;)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 17, 2007, 05:19:29 PM

My final time for CP3.... Will it be enough for the title...?  ???  I fear that all will be postponed at last Sunday...  ::)  This it would be an incomparable thriller... but the fear woud increase a lot... and adrenaline too...  8)  Let's see!  :)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 18, 2007, 06:16:13 PM
3rd Checkpoint!

Chulk and Mark L. Rivers: the season is arrived to its last act and the two great NORH drivers are one more time side by side to fight a fair battle for the final victory!!  :) :) :)  Even if we have to say that it seems I have by now my hands on the title: I and Chulk, in fact, succeeded to improve both over 3% our previous time demonstrating all our engagement, but the argentinian champion didn?t succeed to get more bonus points than me (a whole bonus point for me at CP3, 2 bonus points in total, and half bonus point for Chulk at CP3, 1,5 in total). So Chulk must hope only in a precise final classification of the race to rescue his current gap (6 points, counting the 0,5 bonus points of this race): he must win and I mustn?t get more than a 4th place. And we have to mind that I (like Chulk) didn't miss a podium in all official NORH races, 15 until here.  8)   Really a desperate mission for Chulk. Duplode and Krys have sure the potential to beat me. But did the brazilian find the best line for this race?  ???  Maybe not, seeing the current unusual high gap from the leaders?  ::)   And will the french have enough time so to leave from his current race over 20??  ???  Let?s see. Anyway, we can?t exclude other outsiders. We have a Bonzai Joe (great NORH skill showed in the past) who are exhibiting a wonderful condition in RH race and we can?t forget that another specialist, Zak McKracken, has declared recently that NORH races could be in his aim in this period.  ;)   Maybe it?s better for me not to think to have the title already in the pocket, a very bad surprise could be behind the corner for him?  ::)   So a last dazzling week wait all us who love this great specialty, and maybe also all love the taste of the challenge, so palpable in this great fair battle!!! See you, for the last time, next Sunday!!  :) :) :)

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Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 19, 2007, 11:53:39 AM
Quote from: Mark L. Rivers
will the french have enough time so to leave from his current race over 20??
Not sure at all : I'll be away for my job from tuesday afternoon to thursday evening... ::)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 20, 2007, 07:23:10 PM
Congrats Mark, you are the (most likely) champion! I tried to improve my time lots of times but didn't succeed so it doesn't seem probable that I'll win this race, specially minding I'll have very few free time this week. I'll try for sure but I really don't feel like there's even a little chance to fight for the title.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: CTG on November 21, 2007, 12:22:24 PM
I just tested the track. Leaders have an amazing time...

I did 1:26.30...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 24, 2007, 07:25:54 AM

My final time for Finish!
I would try again but I have not time anymore to race until the deadline?
What about my final time? Well, it?s not a perfect race. I made almost five or six small errors (you?ll see in my video that it?s a not a RH-race-like as Duplode did in Gate?.) that caused a total loss around 1?50, I think. But I think also to have some chances to reach my target declared in a previous comment, that is to win this race? ;)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 24, 2007, 04:05:11 PM
Considering we're less than 24h from the deadline, I'd say I'm in a quite unvavourble position right now... :-\ but we'll see.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 24, 2007, 04:48:16 PM
Considering we're less than 24h from the deadline, I'd say I'm in a quite unvavourble position right now... :-\ but we'll see.

Maybe it doesn't change so much, but deadline it's tomorrow at 23:59:59 (GMT+1), so... still about 30 hours...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 24, 2007, 05:00:28 PM
Oh, glad to hear it  ;)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 26, 2007, 12:06:38 AM
Well, in the end I was unable to do serious racing in the extra hours  :-\ Now I can only hope Krys couldn't bridge the gap...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 26, 2007, 11:46:38 AM
Quote from: Duplode
Well, in the end I was unable to do serious racing in the extra hours  :-\ Now I can only hope Krys couldn't bridge the gap...
Nervous ? ;D
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Mark L. Rivers on November 26, 2007, 09:20:09 PM

Finish!

It?s finished! The great challenge for the 2nd title of the unique official NORH Stunts contest on the WEB is finished! No surprises in last week: the title goes to me who write my name afterward Chulk on the winner?s book!   :)   But I wanted also strongly the victory in this race to legitimate, more than I did during the season, the title, having to race on a track not designed by me. And so, even the title was almost sure, I improved again my time lowering until an unthinkable limit only last week: 1?20?50!  ;)  No further improvements instead for Chulk and Duplode, while Krys TOFF sent a final time really appreciable, above all for the 1st half of race, as we can consider checking the analysis. So let?s start for the last time to a trip inside this wonderful a dazzling race!  8)   Quite linear 1st section for all drivers, even if Chulk, Duplode and Krys TOFF insert the 4th gear only afterward to land the first jump, while I insert it immediately, on top of the first ramp. So on top of the 2nd ramp (where powergear starts) I lead for 0?15 on others, not a big gap, but at this level all counts...  ;)  A very high and long jump for Chulk just after to insert the ?magic? 6th gear, determines a longer trajectory than others, and so this is the standing at first intermediate: I (closing also more than others toward the loop) lead with 25?15, 2nd Krys TOFF and Duplode (same time for both, 25?50), 3rd Chulk (25?80). Just after the 1st intermediate, we find my first little guide error, passing a bit too much far from the loop. It?s the first of five little guide errors I made during the lap.  ::)   Instead, Chulk and Duplode have driven really in a perfect way until the Finish! Krys also drove perfectly but showing his great NORH skill only until the half of the lap.  :)  And now, 2nd section. I, Krys and Chulk follow the track, jumping normally the bridge while Duplode cuts the large 180? so to re-enter on the track just before the L/R corkscrew: difficult to say if this cut is really rewarding, maybe it?s a more safe way (less crashes) than approaching the large curve, but the speed wherewith the brazilian escapes from the corkscrew is sure lower than others...  ::)  Meanwhile, other two little errors for me during the 180?, two times with the wheels on the grass even if only lightly. And I make another mistake placing again the wheels on the grass just before the ramp that permits to all drivers to re-gain the powergear...  :(  But then we find the great divide that determines a lot the final result of this race. Powergear for all from the ramp who leads to the pipe but three different choices for the four drivers: left side of the pipe for Krys and me, right side for Chulk and, very unusual strategy error for him, Duplode chooses the middle!  ???   Yes, while Chulk, I and Krys choose to cut the aerial tract placed after the pipe, re-entering on the track between the final ramp and the tunnel, Duplode follows the track transiting on the elevated curve and losing so a lot of time. The standing at 2nd intermediate (end of the pipe): 1st me with 48?00, 2nd Krys (really great half race for him!  8)) with 48?70, 3rd Chulk with 49?05 and 4th Duplode (the only who had to brake before the intermediate, in order of the choice made) with 49?50. The brazilian ace drives in a perfect way on the elevated curve arriving to insert the 5th gear just before the L/R corkscrew, but it won?t be enough?  :-\  Meanwhile, how do the other three drivers approach the re-entering on the track? Krys TOFF doesn?t succeed to close the curve on the grass and he has to leaves the gas very soon reaching so the asphalt with the 3rd gear (but maybe had to insert the 2nd one? ::)) losing really a lot of speed, while I leave the gas very near to the re-entering and so approach the tunnel with a full 4th gear. And Chulk? Well, availing the angle permitted him being jumped on the right side of the pipe, he re-enters on the track keeping the powergear!!!  :o :o :o  And he succeeds to control his car in the subsequent tract, passing through the left barrier placed just before the L/R corkscrew! Wonderful, really wonderful!  8)  Quite similar trend for all drivers from corkscrew until the 3rd intermediate (even if Chulk maybe loses a bit on the sharp curve that introduces in the tunnel?), reached with the following standing: 1st me with 1?04?50, 2nd Chulk with 1?05?60, 3rd Duplode with 1?09?45 and 4th Krys with 1?11?35 (too much speed loss previously). Race still open until here for Chulk and me, but again different choices determine the final result! Quite linear tract for all until the final hill but then Chulk and Krys choose cautiously to follow the track jumping toward the bank-road curve, while Duplode and me choose to cut the final tract aiming directly to the finish!  :o  Krys doesn?t succeed to keep the powergear while Chulk conserves it, anyway both lose 2? ? 3? on the other couple. Who did result the faster? A fantastic Duplode, who drives again perfectly on the last tract too!  8)   I make my last error choosing a bad angle that causes a little speed loss before the hill: Powergear reached, but jump very short, risking to land on the side of the hill that would mean a sure penalty!  :o  Anyway, in order of the angle chose, I don?t succeed to close the line toward the finish and my race ends a bit later than it could be. Wow, what an intense and dazzling challenge!!  :)  And what a wonderful season has been!!   :) :)  I sure hope that next year many other drivers will join to the NORH contest, even if, as you probably know, it won?t be admitted to SDR. Anyway, the passion that leaded the NORH drivers to facing with so high engagement this year, sure will be the same the next one, and this means that we?ll have another marvelous season managed by Krys TOFF!  8)   So, waiting for a new start, we can say one more time: long live to NORH races, long live to Stunts!  :) :) :)

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Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 26, 2007, 10:27:50 PM
Nervous ? ;D

Well, as pointed out by Mark Krys' first half of the race shows I sure had reasons to worry, and was fortunate to escape  ;) For sure I was missing some big cut... and BTW, quite interesting laps to watch, folks.
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: CTG on November 26, 2007, 10:46:53 PM
Predictable final victory...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Duplode on November 26, 2007, 11:53:43 PM
Predictable final victory...

... (http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?topic=2036.msg31813#msg31813)
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Krys TOFF on November 27, 2007, 12:07:13 AM
Nervous ? ;D

Well, as pointed out by Mark Krys' first half of the race shows I sure had reasons to worry, and was fortunate to escape  ;) For sure I was missing some big cut... and BTW, quite interesting laps to watch, folks.
Yes, but I was so happy of my good start that I became too cautious for the 2nd half, fearing a crash. And so, my finish is quite poor. With RH it would have been much easier for me. :D
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 12:12:43 AM
Predictable final victory...

... (http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?topic=2036.msg31813#msg31813)

Yes, this is a link. ;D
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 27, 2007, 12:16:28 AM
Predictable final victory...

... (http://stunts.mine.nu/forum/index.php?topic=2036.msg31813#msg31813)

Yes, this is a link. ;D
I don't get it...
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: CTG on November 27, 2007, 12:19:18 AM
Duplode's ... is hidden link to another topic - to another flamewar. ;D
Title: Re: NORH - R10/2007 - "EVERGLADES"
Post by: Chulk on November 27, 2007, 12:45:26 AM
Ok, now I got it.