The fourth round of the Oppositelock Forza 7 Endurance Championship, at Maple Valley is tonight at 8:00 PM EDT. If you’d like to learn more about the series, click the link and get all the info. Or, if you’ve already read the plan but haven’t signed up yet, click here to go straight to the sign up sheet.

WEATHER FOR THE RACE WILL BE DAY CONDITIONS.

If you’re not racing with us, many of us stream the races on twitch, the links for which will be posted on race day. A list of streamers from the previous round can be found here.

Also, instead of using parties or gamechat, we are going to be using the Oppositelock Racing/Digital Burnouts Discord to communicate during the races. If for some reason we are not using the app or it fails, we will be using gamechat to communicate, and hoping for the best. HERE IS THE INFO AND SERVER ACCESS LINK FOR THE DISCORD SERVER.

Only a few more days to go! If you have a new car or livery, feel free to post it. Looks like another full lobby again. This time with even more Protos!

BUILD RULES HAVE BEEN FINALIZED! CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT BUILDS. Quite a few builds have changed since the last round so make sure to check the sheet. Any car that has had it’s build changed is highlighted in yellow on the build sheet, and I have listed every car whose build has been modified below. Also, the required number of pit stops has been finalized. There will be 2 required pit stops for Sports-Proto and GT cars.

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Also, regrettably, I have to make it known that it was not possible to properly balance the 1968 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale for this race, and it is off pace of the other Sports-Proto cars. Therefore, anyone who was planning to use that car in this race may switch to whatever Sports-Proto car they desire and then swap back to the Alfa for Round 5 while being exempt from the normal car switching rules. You can still race the Alfa in this round, but I cannot guarantee you will be competitive.

HERE ARE THE CARS WHOSE BUILDS HAVE CHANGED, SEPARATED BY CLASS

Sports-Proto:

  • 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6

GT:

  • 1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal
  • 1973 BMW 2002 Turbo
  • 1986 BMW M635 CSI
  • 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 427
  • 1970 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi
  • 1957 Ferrari 250 California
  • 1968 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
  • 1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
  • 1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III
  • 1967 Lamborghini Miura P400
  • 1971 Lotus Elan Sprint
  • 1973 Nissan Skyline H/T 2000 GT-R
  • 1973 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 455 SD
  • 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS
  • 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3
  • 1980 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 1973 Renault Alpine A110s
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C
  • 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

Also make sure to follow the weather in Boston or other New England locations. Right now, it looks like there is a 10% chance of rain on race day, though things can change. The final call on weather will be made one hour before the race by our resident New Englander Viggen. If it’s raining in his yard, we’re racing in the rain. So blame him for the weather conditions and crashes.

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Lastly, I have to talk about the jump. In the last sector of the track, there is a part where you can gain air. PLEASE BE CAREFUL AROUND THE JUMP! If there is going to be a crash, it’s going to happen here. It’s also worth noting that some cars handle the jump better than others, and some additional tuning may be required if you’re struggling on landing. Now, I’m not saying don’t take the jump. I’m saying the opposite, actually. I want you to fly like a majestic eagle and then fly again after your car fails to land properly. However, please keep in mind other drivers approaching the jump and the potential risks that may be involved.

That’s it for now! Practice session probably isn’t happening since I have finals next week. Y’all can get together though and host something. If I can get something together, I’ll let you all know. Otherwise, see you Saturday!