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Practice Pals Guidelines

Discussion in 'iRacing Forum' started by Duke, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    What is Practice Pals?

    Practice Pals is a pack racing Open Practice Program aimed at helping all Drivers be the best they can be.

    Why Practice Pals?


    Regardless of skill, everyone can benefit from Practice Pals. It doesn't matter if you're slow, average, fast, pseudo-alien or alien, you can always improve.

    The slower among us find pace, learn setups and improve race craft while the faster learn how to safely navigate traffic better.

    ...all in a fun and uniquely entertaining environment without sacrifice of your or other Drivers iRating and/or Safety Rating.

    How to Practice Pals:

    Get on Teamspeak


    If you're pace is slower:
    • Safely Pit Out in front of the main pack allowing a lap or two buffer before the pack catches up.
      • as an example, if you're 3 seconds/lap off pace then Pit Out 3 - 6 seconds in front of the main pack.
    • Drive your line and don't worry about the cars behind you. Remember, it is always up to the chasing Driver to pass safely.

    If you're pace is quicker:
    • Safely Pit Out behind the main pack, interval is at your discretion.
    • If you are trying to pass, it is your responsibility to do so safely. Exercise patience and common sense.
    Rules:
    1. HAVE FUN!
    2. Respect other Drivers.
    3. If you screw someone over at least apologize. It's the right thing to do!
    Why Practice Pals works is you are literally surrounded by peers who can help you in real time. Communication is key to the success of this program so if you need anything, just ask.

    Need help with setups - ask.
    Need to try a different setup - ask
    Want me to Livestream with a Webcam - don't ask :)

    The rest you'll learn as you run.

    This is a time tested and proven program to help Drivers of all skill levels. Always remember to have fun and never be afraid to speak up in Teasmpeak if you require assistance.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
  2. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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  5. Daunt

    Daunt MLG Pro

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    Yeah it seems as if it's not published?
     
  6. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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  7. Ryan Walker

    Ryan Walker Casual

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    Not sure where to post so my apologies.

    Will have to miss practice pals this week as I don't have the track but should be around for Road America next week.
     
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  8. Greg Pruitt

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    How can to join Practice Pals in iRacing?
     
  9. Fromthenavy

    Fromthenavy TS3 SA

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    Hey Greg, our teamspeak info is on the website under the Comms tab! Monday and Wednesdays we run practice pals usually starting around 8pm EST and Fridays we run a GT3 Blancpain style league with Open Inverted Qualifying sessions begins at 7:30 EST

    Feel free to hop into teamspeak anytime!
     
  10. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    What he said ^

    You'll find us in Teamspeak most nights starting at 8 PM EST (some are on earlier). Mon, Wed, and Friday are Practice Pals with Friday night being our iRacing League.

    Tuesday and Thursday nights are currently for Battlefield 1 Squad Play. If you're interested in that then you can join us ingame as well.

    Oh and btw, welcome :)
     
  11. Duke

    Duke Staff Member Site Admin

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    Updated for clarity.
     
  12. MissedShift

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    Hi All,

    Is Practice Pals found under league sessions or does everyone just try to get into the same public practice session?

    Thanks,
    Eddy.
     
  13. Skid_Marc_

    Skid_Marc_ Staff Member Admin

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    Eddy, we almost always use the practice sessions put up by iRacing, always US servers, usually the latest one available at the time. Just jump into TS, and we'll get you the session info!
     
  14. MissedShift

    MissedShift Casual

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    Sounds good, Thanks!!
     
  15. Barry

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    Hey, just signed up to your website via referral. Looking forward to being a part of practice pals and more!
     
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  16. Jes_971

    Jes_971 Core

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    Looking forward to seeing you on the track, Barry!
     
  17. Deb

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    Mike, I thought you PM'd me the youtube videos last night, but didn't see them this morning. Where did you post them?
     
  18. Kinger

    Kinger Core

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    Hey Deb. I posted them in the Practice Pals room via Teamspeak. Here it is again.........
     
  19. Deb

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    Thanks Mike!!!!!!! That is very helpful :) I am going to do a session with Rens Saturday on VLN, Really looking forward to it!
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2017
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  20. Brainling

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    Let us know how that goes Deb. I've considered getting some coaching, just to help me find a little pace. God knows I've spent enough money on this hobby in other areas :D
     

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