We will be getting together to run the 01:00 Zulu , 9 PM ET, SK Modified races on Tuesday nights. Why the SK you may ask, I'll tell you why. It is iRacings "Featured Series of the Season" this series meaning the top 3 in points for each Division will earn iRacing credits, that and its a D series so easy to get to and runs a more free tracks than most of the higher series and from prior races most of us have the car already. This week is Concord, setups can be found at https://osracing.net/iracing-setups/ . If a good number of us run, I'll do some points for just us too. Also they have a "Featured Series of the Season" on the Road side too but I don't know how many of you would even try to run the IMSA Series.
As we get closer to putting the final parts in place to get back to racing, we are asking for some suggestions on what kinds of series we should run. Keep in mind they must work with in the limits of what exists for NR2003 and NR4, so no we can't do Mario Kart Blue Shells only.
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As stated in the last article, server costs are not cheap, one option that had been discussed is the idea of renting a NR2003 server instead of N4. But we would not be quiting N4, I have been working to port all our N4 content over to NR2003 and editing tracks to match the feel of N4 using nearly identical setups (in fact they need only be copied to the new folder). This would also allow us to run other N2003 series with the same server (which is 1/2 the price of paying for 2 servers of course). I would like to setup a test of this version (working name NASCAR Racing 6) soon, but until then here is a sample of what it looks like.
As many of you may have noticed, we have not been doing much if any racing recently. This is down to a number of factors, including server issues, members schedule changes, communication failures and some burnout of admins and drivers. Currently we find ourselvesat a crossroads and choices must be made by all of us on how we want to move forward. Sadly economics is a major pressure in this process as servers are not cheap. That said, we will not let the great community we have build over the last 5 years here and from the last 15 years of NASCAR Racing 4 die. We have a very good thing here and a community and level of competition that I have never found anywhere else out there. This is why I find it critical that what ever comes next includes everyone and that we do not leave anyone behind. At the same time, we must work to bring new members into our group as we cannot let our group get stale. I hope in the next week or so to have a further announcement on details for our return to the track.
By the way anyone up for a race for April Fools day? Something silly for sure, any suggestions?