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Jul 16, 2011

I had a lot of fun today. Sure had some fast drivers in the races. The time with everyone after the main race at High Speed Ring was a blast. Didn't do good on the dirt track though LOL. Look forward to next week.

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Jul 17, 2011

I had fun today as well. I was tuning the car the whole time during pratice with little success. Made one last tweak before the race start and my car suddenly rockets through every turn. Gar was really fast, even in the same car.

Sorry I had to drop out before High Speed Ring. Some friends were visting and they wanted to play.


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Jul 17, 2011

What a fantastic time! Had a blast, especially with DZ and xlr8. Hope those pictures turn out, you guys won't believe what we got up to. Never have I laughed so hard and so much - bunch of maniacs! Can't wait 'till net week. Thanks to M3 for the insight on the new league and to Dan for all his input, too. I'll put it off until our GT Weekend numbers are bigger, then maybe. For now, I'll consider the Saturday Night GT Cruise thing I mentioned. Get the hosting account going first. More on that later. Darn good turnout, even with some network issues and slow loading going on it was lots of fun. Apologies to all for the wild spins and slides; I am getting a little better. Still feeding my grass addiction. Special mention to Dave and Stu (can't remember all your names, sorry), you guys tried hard. Suzuka is tough, but come on back next week. This room is pretty informal and we don't need to have everbody racing hard for the win. Just have a good time, that's all. Later on!

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Jul 17, 2011

Great Saturday run... Had a very good time. Was very good seeing some guys I hadn't been able to chat with in awhile. Suzuka was a challenge, the High Speed after was a blast. xlr8's dirt rally was tough. I think he raced and the rest of us pretended. A very good time for sure.

The only thing that could top it was xlr8, ed and myself finally discovering a good use for the X2010 vettle...

I have pics of Suzuka and the Vettle bits, but the High Speed Ring only has one partial replay... (???) Don't know where they went, but the network issues must have pulled them pr prevented their staying somehow. I will be posting them soon...

Wonder what M3 has in his bag(s) of tricks for next week...

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Jul 17, 2011

25 Laps at Suzuka...

All that was missing was the rain...!

After a "short" five lap pre race, the competitors line up for the main event...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/1GT_Sat_Suzuka6.jpg

(...is anything short at Suzuka...?)

The first turn becomes the very definition of chaos ...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/6GT_Sat_Suzuka13.jpg

Even F1 would be proud of that start...

Out front, It's clear sailing...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/8GT_Sat_Suzuka15.jpg

At least now we all know how to get that 20 second lead in two laps...

But behind the mess it's a different story...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/9GT_Sat_Suzuka17.jpg

Stay on the gray part. Stay on the gray part.  Hey, what the...? It's all gray part...!"

From the "Hey...! Anybody seen the track...?" Department...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/10GT_Sat_Suzuka18.jpg

You think maybe it's time to put some money in the suspension instead of the "stealth package"...?

(...for the record, the car was a gift by an adoring fan...)

The class of the field heads off into the sunset...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/13GT_Sat_Suzuka23.jpg

For now...

Our gracious host does all of us a solid...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/14GT_Sat_Suzuka24.jpg

Everyone is fully aware he picked the wrong car by the end of the first lap...

Some of the racers start giving some really helpful lawn care demonstrations...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/15GT_Sat_Suzuka25.jpg

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Very helpful tips there guys...!

Everyone is so happy about our improved lawn care skills, a Rock Concert breaks out...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/17GT_Sat_Suzuka29.jpg

Now if we could just hear the music over the engines and skids and gravel...

And maybe turn the smoke machines down a smidge...?

Keeping up the appearance of the lawn is only part of a good home care plan...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/19GT_Sat_Suzuka31.jpg

A quick, easy and safe way to remove pet "leftovers" from the yard, sandbox and playground is essential.

The safety of your family, friends and neighbors is important. Doing it quickly means more time for racing...!

Anytime you can get professional lawn care tips, it's a good day...!

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/21GT_Sat_Suzuka33.jpg

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This adventure was all style and taken in stride... Our GT Academy finalist went on to claim victory in the event.

The battles went on all race for most of the drivers...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/24GT_Sat_Suzuka1.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h175/antracer/GT5%20Pics/GT%20Saturdays%20Pics/7-17-2011%20Suzuka/25GT_Sat_Suzuka2.jpg

I know this post is a little long (...habit I guess...) Future ones will be a bit shorter I promise.

But this was Suzuka, and we all know nothing is short at Suzuka...!

Come on out and join us next week as I'm sure Mr. M3 will have another delicious challenge.

See you there..!

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Jul 17, 2011

Hey Dan, how come every shot of me is when I was in the grass?    I may cut grass for a living but I try not to dirty up my rides lol.

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Jul 17, 2011

You're on the track in the shot with our fearless leader... That counts doesn't it...? I purposely stayed away from pics of an embarrassing nature, with exception for the "rabbit" as it was a fairly "hot" topic during the festivities...

Truth is, I had so many I wanted to use, but had to really pare it down to spare the thread.

This is all just from the first 2 laps... I take and use pics like I type, LOL...

And just remember I have that rally replay that shows just how much you really do like the dirt...

Speaking of "on track", I have to borrow my post to ask the powers that be a question...

I have some shots from the "after race" activities... Should they go in here too or...?

I was going to tie into the "after race" suggestions in the event listing, though the pics are past that.

It's GT Saturdays people in "after race mode" having a little, no... a LOT of fun. Thoughts...?

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Jul 17, 2011

Yeah post up the dirt track pictures, I want to see them. Did my car look good at least? 

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Jul 17, 2011

I have to get to that replay yet... The wife was very patient as I played into the late evening last night. We finally stopped at 10 minutes to 10pm for ed & myself IIRC. Was a heck of a night, but I now have to forgo any GT5 activity for a time to make amends... I'll see if I can't get a few pics for you tomorrow morning, and after I find out if the heads of state want the "after race" stuff to go here, or to a designated thread for just that. As you know, I can fill a thread with like, three posts... So I want to make sure it's OK before hand. ?B)

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Jul 18, 2011

Post them here bud.  I'll post race results and send prizes tonight or tomorrow.

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