Happy holidays everyone! Been awhile since you’ve seen one of these, huh? Today, I have the season conclusion post for The 2019 Oppositelock Forza 7 Endurance Championship. Included here is the final points standings, and some info about what to expect in 2020.
Here are the final championship standings for both drivers and manufactures in both classes. For sprint and endurance cup standings, click here to go to the full points sheet.
GTP Driver’s Championship
GTP Constructor’s Championship
GTS Driver’s Championship
GTS Constructor’s Championship
And now, to distribute the prestigious awards that have been fought hard for all year.
The trophy for the GTP Endurance Drivers Championship is presented to Zai8567.
The trophies for the GTS Sprint, Endurance, and Overall Drivers Championships are presented to Snauffleophagus.
The trophies for the GTP Sprint and Overall Drivers Championship are presented to Corey CC97 (yay me).
The trophies for the GTP Sprint, Endurance, and Overall Manufactures Championships are presented to Peugeot.
Finally, the trophies for the GTS Sprint, Endurance, and Overall Manufactures Championships are presented to Porsche.
Now as far as I know, Peugeot and Porsche are not on Oppo, so I emailed them to make sure they got their awards. I’m sure the prestigious trophies will be displayed alongside their Le Mans winning race cars that were campaigned valiantly in this series.
Where to begin with this. I’ll basically have to summarize the entire year here since post races never were a thing this year. I guess that’s as good a place as any to start. Detail things like that slipped this year as compared to previous years. And that’s all on me. I know why it happened too.
Remember back in February the game was glitched and we couldn’t do endurance races because the pits were broken? Yeah, that pretty much caused me to lose interest in spending excessive time on Forza for awhile, and I never really got back in that habit again. To give some idea, I would spend around 12 hours writing a post race for OEC II, between all the pictures and everything. So seeing however many post races needed done was daunting and I didn’t want to confront that. This sort of extended to BoP as well. About 80% of the time I thought the BoP was pretty good. However, I definitely wasn’t as thorough as I was in OEC II. Looking back on it, I have no idea how the hell I managed what I did with OEC II in terms of BoP and writing. I want to try to return to that, but I don’t know if I can physically or mentally. Time will tell, I suppose.
The racing itself I thought was pretty good. However there are two sides to that. It was great endurance racing, since there was a lot of strategy at play and long green runs, but there wasn’t as much battling as I would have liked. There were plenty of good battles, but it wasn’t quite as door to door as I would have liked. There were new ending and caution rules introduced for this series too. While the end procedure was great, the caution rules I think were too good at preventing cautions. That’s a weird thing to say, but I think its true. I think I am going to try reducing car count for cautions but require damaged vehicles for a caution, or something along those lines.
So I think my big takeaway from this is that I need to work on refinement. I need to sand down the edges, per se. Make it nice and smooth. If I was able to do that this year, I feel like this would have gone a lot better. Not to say this was bad, I had a good time. But I could have run this better. There is always 2020. And much like Forza, I’m best with even numbers.
Up next for 2020 is of course the very famous Oppositelock 2.4 Hours Of Daytona, which will be held on January 11th at 8 PM EST! For this year, we are returning to modern cars, well as modern as we can get. Featuring cars from the real Prototype, GTLM, and GTD classes. Also, for the first time since 2017, this race is its own event. So you may ask what is happening after this?
Creventic. That’s right, the Oppositelock Endurance Championship is getting a fourth season. OEC IV, aka CrevOppo, aka Oppo 3H Series, aka The 3 Hours of Viggen: The Series, aka Corey’s Existential BoP Nightmare is based entirely on Creventic’s 24H Series. If you are unfamiliar with it (which you very well might be), I recommend reading about it or watching a race. It is a semi-pro series featuring races like the Dubai and COTA 24Hs, and has a huge amount of car variety. As many cars (spread across 3 classes) and tracks from the real series will be used, with a 6 round championship and a consistent race length of 3 hours for every round. So you may wonder where Le Mans fits into this. Well, that’s a story for another day...
I have a lot of people to thank, as this series would not have been possible without the help of many great people.
- Anyone and everyone who helped with BoP at any point in the series
- Whitnith for being our pace car
- Kchrpm and SFM Darkzer for helping to create the points sheet
- Viggen, SFM Darkzer, SFM Cowmaster, kiwichris1709, and Terminator for being flexible with their race schedules
- Anyone and everyone who has streamed the races and/or uploaded them to Youtube
- Anyone who saved the replay for me when I dropped, did a dumb, or sat helplessly while Forza gave up
But most of all, I want to thank each and every one of you for racing. This series was a success because of your interest and continued racing. And I can only hope that continues. Here’s to the next year of racing on Oppositelock.