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Forza Racing Updates and other Random Thoughts

Posted 1/24/2013 3:30 PM by DJdarkness73. 141 reads. Share:

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Yesterday was the opening of Season 3 for the DJ Classic and with the exception of my finishing position I couldn't have asked for a better day. 

We had 10 racers show up and everyone was excited to try out the new format for this season. Everyone pushed these Kia's to their limit for 25 minutes and in the end le3rik, Joe and Splat proved to be the top 3 for the day.
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Maple Valley Results
  1. le3rik - 20pts
  2. Joe - 18pts
  3. Splat - 17pts
  4. Drop - 16pts
  5. Clyde - 15pts
  6. Knight - 14pts
  7. Blew - 13pts
  8. Balty - 12pts
  9. Agent - 11pts
  10. DJ - 10pts
As always the replay can be found in my storefront by Searching for DJ CLASSIC.

Posted 1/21/2013 12:45 PM by DJdarkness73. 20 reads. Share:

Car Specs: 2010 Kia Forte Koup SX
  • PI Max: B500
  • HP Max: 300hp
  • Forza Aero is required on the Rear. Front Aero is optional.

Tracks for this Season:
  • Maple Valley Full Reverse - Timed Race - 25 mins
  • Ladera Test Track Full Reverse - 20 Laps
  • Sunset Valley Full Reverse - Timed Race - 25 mins
  • Sedona Speedway Reverse - 30 Laps
  • Alps Stadtplatz Reverse - Timed Race - 25 mins
  • Camino Viejo Short Reverse - 24 Laps

Race Override Settings:
  • Force Team Colors: No
  • Force Stock Upgrades and Tuning: No
  • Force Off Suggested Line: No
  • Force Off STM: Yes
  • Force Off TCS: Yes
  • Easiest Braking Allowed: ABS on
  • Easiest Steering Allowed: Normal
  • Easiest Shifting Allowed: Automatic
  • Forced Camera View: None
  • Disable Wrong Way Indicator: No

Summary of the Rules for this Season:
  • First and foremost race clean.
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will result in penalties which could include Point deductions, Handicaps, and even banishment from one or more future races.
  • Races will be limited to a Maximum of 15 Racers.
  • Signing Up on the Race Club Calendar will reserve a spot for you. All other spots will be filled on a First come, First served basis.
  • Grid Ordering will be Random.
  • Each race will allow 1 restart to try and ensure a clean start.
  • If you cause a wreck and we need to restart then you must go to the Sin Bin which will start at the back of the field with a 2 second delay.
  • Each race will require at least 1 mandatory pitstop after a set amount of laps or time depending on race type.
  • If you need to make a pitstop early due to damage you may do so but it will not count as your mandatory pitstop.
  • No pitstops are allowed on the final lap or during the final 5 minutes of a Timed Race.

Buckets and Scoring:
  • In an effort to keep the racing as close and competitive as possible we will be continuing the handicap bucket system.
  • If you place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a race then in the following race you will be placed in a bucket that will receive a 5% reduction in power and grip.
  • If you place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd and started from the 5% reduction bucket you will receive 1 bonus point added to your score for that race and will be placed in a 10% reduction bucket for the following race.
  • If you place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd and started from the 10% reduction bucket you will receive 2 bonus points and move to a 15% reduction bucket for the next race.
  • This pattern will continue until you place 4th or lower and then you can rejoin the regular Racers bucket.

 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
 20 18 17 16 15
 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
 14 13 12 11 10
 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
 9 8 7 6 5

A DNF due to Lag Out, Wreck Out or simply not finishing before the End of Race timer will still receive at least 5 points or 1 point less than the last person to finish the race if there are less than 15 racers at the start.

Posted 1/10/2013 3:17 PM by DJdarkness73. 18 reads. Share:

Yesterday was the finale of Season Two of the DJ Classic. As you can see from the pic above I did not fare too well. We did have a couple of firsts yesterday though. Blew finished in 1st place for the first time in a DJ Classic race and Drop was the first person to earn a bonus point for his 3rd place finish with a handicap.
Sunset Club Results
  1. Blew - 20pts
  2. Clyde - 18pts
  3. Drop - 17pts + 1bonus
  4. Raven - 16pts
  5. Balty - 15pts
  6. DJ - 14pts
  7. Joe - 13pts

Overall Season Standings
  • Raven - 96pts
  • Clyde - 93pts
  • Drop - 84pts
  • Joe - 83pts
  • Blew - 81pts
  • Stick - 78pts
  • Splat - 77pts
  • DJ - 70pts
  • Smiley - 41pts
  • Game - 36pts
  • Balty - 26pts
  • Agent - 24pts
  • Casket - 16pts
Congratulations Raven for taking home the Prize Car this season.


Posted 12/6/2012 10:58 AM by DJdarkness73. 20 reads. Share:


Yesterday we packed up the IROCs and headed to Italy for a 15 lap race around the Mugello Club circuit. This track is somewhat deceptive. From an aerial view it appears to be a fairly simple track with very few turns but don't let that fool you. The first turn is sharper than it appears and requires precise braking to slow down from the speed of the straightaway and the final turn is downhill and off camber requiring very precise throttle control or you will find yourself drifting towards the far wall. Even entering the pits can be tricky with the wall that juts out from the left side of the entrance.

Despite the difficulties of the track itself we had a very good race. 11 racers made it to the track and no one lagged out. Stick, Joe and Splat headed out to the front of the pack early and stayed there battling amongst each other for the lead. As always search the storefront for DJ CLASSIC if you would like to watch the replay.


Mugello Results
  1. zStick - 20pts
  2. Joe - 18pts
  3. Splat - 17pts
  4. Game - 16pts
  5. Blew - 15pts
  6. Clyde - 14pts
  7. Raven - 13pts
  8. DropKick - 12pts
  9. Smiley - 11pts
  10. DJ - 10pts
  11. Casket - 1pt - DNF
Overall Standings
  • zStick - 66pts
  • Splat - 64pts
  • Raven - 63pts
  • Clyde - 61pts
  • Joe - 54pts
  • DropKick - 48pts
  • Blew - 46pts
  • DJ - 46pts
  • Smiley - 41pts
  • Agent - 24pts
  • Casket - 16pts
  • Game - 16pts

Posted 11/24/2012 10:31 AM by DJdarkness73. 21 reads. Share:

Sorry for the late follow up but eating as much turkey and pie as I did really takes a lot out of a person. We had a great race on Wednesday at the Hockenheim National Circuit with lots of lead changes and plenty of close racing. If you want to watch the replay just search the storefront for DJ CLASSIC.
Hockenheim Results
  1. Dropkick - 20pts
  2. Raven - 18pts
  3. Clyde - 17pts
  4. Blew - 16pts
  5. zStick - 15pts
  6. DJ - 14pts
  7. Agent - 13pts
  8. Splat - 12pts
  9. Casket - 1pt DNF
Overall Standings
  • Raven - 50pts
  • Clyde - 47pts
  • Splat - 47pts
  • zStick - 46pts
  • Dropkick - 36pts
  • DJ - 36pts
  • Joe - 36pts
  • Blew - 31pts
  • Smiley - 30pts
  • Agent - 24pts
  • Casket - 15pts