Monday Night Racing is a series of scheduled races designed to help introduce the broader forum membership to some PlayStation MVPs, moderators, and maybe a few special guests, who like racing in Gran Turismo or any other appropriate racing simulator (for now, we use the latest version of GT). Think of it as a social gathering, too, so chat headsets are welcomed, to keep communicating efficient.
Monday Night Racing will be an ideal event for someone who has not yet raced on-line before or for any GT fans who needs good drivers to challenge themselves, too. The bar-to-entry will be kept as low as possible, so please join in expecting to have fun while racing cleanly. While this is supposed to be a fun event, we do expect you to act maturely and respectfully to other drivers. We will be experiencing as much different content, including new DLC, features and updates of GT as possible, so these events will also help you to learn about GT, to keep actively racing in it, and to meet new racing friends.
The posted time range is for two hours, but some nights it carries on for a while longer, so you have a fairly broad time frame in which to join in on the fun.
Please read all of this post, and the next one, for instructions and tips.
To keep the racing organisation simple and to ensure that a broad range of cars are always used, the weekly events will be a series of general performance ranges escalating through the month (see table below). This will help to keep the racing open for players of all abilities, just so long as you keep within your own capabilities, you stay in your best behaviour, you race fairly and keep it fun for everyone.
Please be sure to know GT well enough, so that you don't hold up the racing because, quite frankly, the more you fiddle, the less we race.
Weekly race details will be in the next post and the event calendar. Usually, these will be posted around Fridays, give or take a bit, as needed.
Keeping In Touch:
There are numerous ways of keeping track of updates for this event:
Time: 8PM - 10PM Eastern Time (longer is more common, and please be on time for the first start)
Races: usually there will be 3-4 races per hour of ~15-20 minutes each
|1st wk||smaller street cars|
|2nd wk||smaller tuned or race cars|
|3rd wk||bigger street cars|
|4th wk||bigger tuned or race cars|
|5th wk||something random or specific, including some DLC|
A room number will be announced in the post below after the lobby is created. This way everyone can easily find the weekly group without using up your friend slots. However, only so many can fit into a lobby, so please either be patient getting in or don't hog the room if it is always full because others may be wanting to race, too. Disconnections can be a problem by losing room numbers, though, but we will just have to deal with them the best we can.
Room Number Instructions:
- in GT6, go to On-line/Lobby
- at the bottom-left, click on "ID"
- click the "Specify Room Number" button and enter the long room number given in the race announcement post
This allows you to enter the correct room, if there still is room for more players.
General Racing Rules:
- use normal on-line clean racing etiquette and keep contact to a minimum
- if you mess up someone's race, give them their spot back ahead of you
- keep two inside wheels on the track at all times
- no shortcuting, draft dodging, retalliation or other bad behaviour, including foul language or arguing (please discuss concerns with me in private)
- when re-entering onto the race course after an accident, give approaching cars the right-of-way
- no retalliation: if you have an issue with another driver, save the replay and contact me
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Monday Night Racing Weekly Details
There are GT-Rs and then there are tuned GT-Rs. This week we use NISMO's 1999 second-gen (1989-2002) GT-R R-tune. They took what was a good car to begin with and did whatever was necessary to make it the best R34 Skyline, at that time. Front to back, top to bottom, the car was modified to perform and handle better.
The R34 is still in high demand for certain types of competitions, including drag events and time attacks. GT also has the yellow 1999 Pennzoil GT-R as a race car version of the R34. After production stopped in 2002, the iconic Skyline line was replaced with the 2007 NISSAN GT-R, which is also in GT. The first prototype of the new NISSAN performance line was revealed in 2001, so they already had the future in mind before they stopped Skyline production. But what a run Skylines had, eh? Starting off as a giant killer on the track, to becoming one of the most desired cars on the road.
The car is modified to have less weight, so you can shift it around, if need be. So far, the front tires don't seem to wear out as quickly as the previous cars did, but racing it may prove me wrong. The chosen tracks seem to affect tire wear less aggregiously, too, not that they are any easier to drive. (Is there some wrong with how 4WD cars are represented in GT?) However, there are also a few spots in particular that you may want to test and take more care taking at full speed, such as the top of hills.
The lobby usually opens between 7:30-7:45 (Eastern) and racing will start at 8, so please be early and ready for the first race. If the room is full, try to attend a bit later.
Monday, September 15th
|Time||8 PM - 10 PM, Eastern (or later, depending on interest)
Please get your car ready before you enter the lobby, so that you don't slow down the starts!
NISMO Skyline GT-R R-tune (R34) 1999
|Tracks||Laguna Seca | Special Stage Route 5 | Cape Ring Periphery|
|Laps||10 | 10 | 8|
|Max. Horse Power||474|
|Min. Weight (Kg)||1300|
|Tires - maximum||Sports Medium|
|Tire Wear & Fuel||Fast|
|Drafting / Grip||Weak / Real|
|Weather = *||Possible|
|Time Progress = #||-|
The complete room number will be added to this post after the lobby is created.
Don't use dashes.
Room Number: 1472-????
I will try to make it, but the time may be a bit early as I get off work at 5:30 PST 8:30 EST and that is when it has already started. Perhaps if you started 10 Eastern then more people like me from the west can make it without having to drive at mach one home
This is an experiment to find out when people can race. Maybe, if there is enough support, we can race longer, so check when you get home.
If players can or prefer to race later, then the schedule can be changed, or we can alternate start times.
It all depends an the amount of support this event gets.
I just saw this event today. Would have attended, but I upgraded my Racing Station to the Black Diamond Edition Racing Station by SWERV_GRIFFIN Enterprises, and am assembling the new Racing Station as I type this post.
Maybe I can attend this Event next week.
Pics of the upgraded rig to follow in the Driving Rig Thread