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2017 VLN Championship Series

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Deb, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Deb

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    Hey all, this came through yesterday. Looks like VLN will start March 18!!!!! They have dropped the Kia and added the Porsche, and the AMG is still in :D The races are now on Saturday versus Sunday, at least the first two, not sure why they did that. Also, split will be by iRating and grid will be by QT. Last year, I thought split and grid were by QT unless you didn't qualify, then iRating. Will be interesting to see how that changes the racing dynamics. Probably have more incentive to qualify, last year it seemed like hardly anyone did.

    http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3519837.page
     
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  2. Sam Roselaar

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    are you looking for teammates? because i love driving the porche-nurburg combo.

    i was thinking about participating in vln but i looked online and i couldn't find anything about it.
    so anyone wanna drive with me? :)
     
  3. Noodleguitar

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    Nice, I might be driving the Porsche in this. The races are still on Sunday, but they have added one on Saturday.

    I'd say last year they spent a lot of time qualifying, because this determined whether or not you could get in a higher split.
     
  4. Deb

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    I will definitely drive VLN as often as I can. I think the question is the Merc or the Porsche. Last year we ran the Merc, but most of us own AMGs so we are kind of obsessed with that car. I am not as fast in the Porsche yet, but can probably get to a decent time with some practice. Let me see if Bedo, Jay and Reid want to drive VLN and if they are okay with driving the Porsche. We will need a few people just so we can cover all the races and if we have too many, we can always have multiple teams, a good problem to have :)
     
  5. Deb

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    Oh, yeah, thanks Noel, they have two days now, Saturday and Sunday, that is really cool, might make it easier to participate in more races :)
     
  6. Jes_971

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    I'll be there with bells on!
     
  7. Noodleguitar

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    Oops, I only noticed now that the Sunday races are during US/Australian times.

    The broadcast will be on Saturday, and the splits have been changed to be set by qualifying time.
     
  8. Sam Roselaar

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    i like how it is set by qualifying time. but if anyone from iRacing is watching, please remove the quick repair!
    i mean, what's the point of endurance racing when you are free to wreck once per race xD

    i hope to join the saturday race but i'm not even sure if it will be this weekend because iRacing has made 2 different schedules....
    that can be read here: http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/50/3519837.page#10391326
     
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  9. Sam Roselaar

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    Noël you drive the porche in this right? could you hand me a setup please :) i can't seem to understand how to make a stable yet fast porche setup

    i tried 4 wing but i just understeer like crazy especially at the end of a stint
     
  10. Noodleguitar

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    I'm not driving the VLN this week because I'm busy practicing/qualifying for NEO but I still have a setup I used during the first week of the Porsche which might be of some use.
     

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  11. Sam Roselaar

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    thx <3 i'll try it out today

    i'll let you know when i break the world record :)
     
  12. Sam Roselaar

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    great first race!
    completely against my expectations i ended up in first split! starting dead last i worked my way up the porche field with a 12th place finish. i'm very happy with this, especially since this is my first time in top split ever :)

    one thing i noticed is that my paint wasn't in the racespot broadcast. Noël i heard you talking about uploading a paint to racespot before. so just in case i get into top split again, how do i do this?

    definitly looking forward to next race and i hope to see you in my race next time noël :)
     
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  13. Noodleguitar

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    Nice one Sam!

    For the paints, keep an eye out for threads like these:
    http://members.iracing.com/jforum/posts/list/3528459.page
    They will allow you to upload your paint to RaceSpot's folder.

    I definitely want to try to get some VLNs in, currently I'm aiming for the next one on the 1st of April.
     
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  14. Sam Roselaar

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    thx, i uploaded my paint.

    i'll try my best to get into top split again so i can look at you in my mirrors :p
     
  15. Jes_971

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    Great job on the first split finish, Sam! I'll be doing the next VLN although I doubt in the same split as you guys.
     
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  16. Sam Roselaar

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    if you can make it to second split there's a big chance you'll be there with me because i doubt i'll be in top split again unless i significantly improve my quali time and setup. we can always practice together and help each other wherever possible.

    what cars are you driving?
     
  17. Jes_971

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    Porsche for sure.
     
  18. Deb

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    Great race Sam!!!!!!! We drove the AMG, not sure what split we were in, probably close to the bottom since we used my QT. We started 28 and finished 18th, but had a number of problems. Bedo got crashed out in the first lap when a driver didn't hit the brakes in a turn and drove into him, resulting in a tow and 12 minute repair. Then in the last stint we lost the network connection at Naid's had to reboot and get back in. It was a blast racing up a Naid's though, although I learned, I should not race on equipment I haven't practiced with. I was about 20 seconds off normal pace :(. Good news is my SR is now back to 4.99, so back to where it was before the Daytona train wreck :D

    We will be driving the Porsche for the next one since the 24HR Nurburgring doesn't include the AMG, so if anyone has a good setup on the Ring for the Porsche, may want to test it.

    What was really odd is the Porsches started behind the Mazdas, that is crazy. I think they are going to change that for the next one.
     
  19. Sam Roselaar

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    so much bad luck and still a solid 10 spots gained. i'm sure with some luck you'll win your split next time ;)

    here's my Q and R setup. it's slightly loose with some wheelspin but i like it. i'll try to perfect it this week
    the cambers and tire wear on it are fucked but that might just be a porche thing because i haven't been able to fix it yet.

    i really liked how the porches started behind the mazda's. so chaotic and intense from the very start :) and it sure as hell made for a good show on the racespot broadcast. but i can definitly see why people would want the porches in front
     

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  20. Deb

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    Thanks so much for the setups Sam!!!! I will check them out. I am finding with the 911 and setup, temperature may make a big difference. I will run clean in a practice session and then go out to a hosted session and slide all over the place or vice versa. Is it strange to think there is a need to develop different setups for different temperatures? Not sure what temperature 24HR will be since I think it should be dynamic.
     
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