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Now that Round 2 at Watkins Glen is over, it is time to start preparing for Round 3 at Sebring. If you are new to the series, check out the original post, where you can read up on the rules and sign up. Or, if you already know the plan and just need to sign up, click here to go straight to the sign up sheet.


At the time of this writing, BoP is just beginning. Nevertheless, BoP will be finalized a week before the race at the latest, so keep an eye out for updates from me. I can say, however, that I am adding 2 new cars to the GT class: the 1968 Holden Monaro GTS and the 1958 MG MGA. I will have preliminary builds for the cars up soon, though those builds may change with the rest of the BoP. In the meantime, test with the builds that are currently posted. Also, keep an eye out at the start of March, as another car pack will likely drop, possibly before the race, hopefully with more eligible cars (turnt 10 plz gib Porsche 917 plz I beg).

As for the date of the race, the poll with the time options is below. This time around, I have 11 different time options, though some of them are during the 12 Hours of Sebring, so I imagine those dates will be a no go for a lot of us. But if you all are ok with missing part of the that race, I’m more than happy to accommodate that. Even with the limited options, hopefully at least one date will work. However, for some of the dates I will need a lobby host as I will be at school, where my WiFi is legendarily terrible. And given all the internet problems we’ve had, I want the best connection possible hosting. That being said, I think there are a ton of people who have signed up that can host races.


In addition, there is also voting for weather conditions, changes to starting procedure, and changes to ending procedure. Basically, for starts, the options will be the current method (call out race time), countdown, or go at the line. Then for race end, the options will be current method (race to end of timer), use lap counter and race until race length reached on timer then finish current lap, or use timer with extra time and race until race length reached on timer then finish current lap. Then for weather, there are four options: day, night, rain, or real world conditions. For rain, I’ll probably just randomly select various conditions for the different segments of the race, excluding heavy rain and thunderstorms because I don’t want the race to be a complete mess. Real world conditions would follow the real weather forecasts for Sebring, Florida the day of the race, again excluding dangerous conditions. So with that one you’re gambling a bit between a completely dry race or constant rain, but I think it would be really fun to try.


I’ll be reposting this over the next few days, and if anything changes I’ll let you know on one of those posts. If you need help setting up/testing Discord, tuning a car, or whatever else, feel free to message me here or on Discord.

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