Current track ZCT200 - Westwood
Deadline 2018-04-07 23:59 GMT+1
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Your humble admin is back to celebrate an anniversary. 200 tracks on ZakStunts.
I remember ZCT100 in 2009. ZakStunts was 9, I was 27 years old. The community was behind its golden years and past the first real crisis of 2007, Facebook was about to explode, forums were very much alive. I recently started my second job, and my first son was about 1 month old. And what a celebration ZCT100 was. Racers (and ghosts) from old times joined us for a race, to celebrate Stunts. It was a pinnacle, a point after which I really could not expect more from ZakStunts.
Years and seasons went by since. ZakStunts is now 18 (an adult in most countries), I am 36. The community is way past its heydays but still alive. I have three wonderful kids and plenty of thing to keep me busy. ZakStunts accompanied me in half of my life. Racers and generations came and gone, we had our ups and downs, celebrations and scandals.
Many times I was asked how long will ZakStunts run. I always said: until it provides fun for the racers. Or maybe sometimes more than fun - like for AbuRaf, who is sadly not with us anymore. When it came to numbers, I promised to be around until ZCT200. As you have noticed, I am not really around since almost a year now, but ZakStunts still lives, thanks to dreadnaut's hard work and the support of the community.
It is a natural transition, I guess. After all, ZakStunts is now an adult. It is time to let go of my child, let it live its own life, guided and supported by the Stunts community and motivated volunteers. Not that I am not needed anymore, but I simply have not got enough time amongst my other commitments to be a worthy host. I'll promise to hit the racetrack now and then - and surely will on ZCT200 as well.
So, in my eyes, ZCT200 is definitely not the death of ZakStunts, but rather a new milestone, the celebration of 18 years and the 28 years of a wonderful game: Stunts. The team was amazing enough to secure the most fitting guest track designer: the creator of Stunts itself, Kevin Pickell. The track is called Westwood.
Thank you for being such an amazing community. Enjoy ZCT200 and enjoy Stunts!
Closing time for 199
Planet Earth spins once more, and it's the last day of ZCT199, the last track of the "100" series. It's been more than 9 years since ZCT100, I wonder how many kilometers (and miles) have the Stunts cars been racing—time to check oil and brakes!
It's been a quiet start of season, which until now has seen a few fights for the podium positions (hello Seeker1982!) ended on the last day by Duplode's winning replays. We don't know if he spends the whole month coming up with tricks, or if he just drives one relaxed replay on the very last day—and just happens to be 5 seconds faster than anyone else :)
Duplode is not running too far ahead though, because his late replays have left all the LTB points to other racers!
To the next hundred
And now it's Sunday, and soon will have a new track up: the first of many other to come. What will it look like? Come around tomorrow and you'll see :)
On this day in 2012, while racing on ZCT128, some pipsqueaks wrote:
- 1am : It's news to me that ghosts can get drunk! But then it might be just CTG's ghosts =D
- (...though there was an old custom here of, when drinking cachaça, leaving "a sip for the saint". That's another class of spirit though ) :
18768 news posted so far. Long live the Stunts community!