Current track ZCT239 - Urtutako Glaziarra
Deadline 2021-06-26 23:59 GMT+1
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Reporting on ZCT235
You're driving through the desert, engine roaring and sun blazing. All of a sudden, your oil pressure drops to zero and you notice a cloud of smoke in your rear view mirror. You stop to inspect your engine and just as you had feared, there is oil everywhere. Has Bernie finally gotten his revenge for all those years of torment? In any case, you grab your cigarettes and get to walking.
Hours go by as the sun beats down on you. You start to feel light headed and your vision starts to blur. As you stagger to the top of a hill, you see what looks like a lake surrounded by a race track in the valley below. As you make your way towards the track, a man comes running up to you and hands you a bottle of water. "Mr Vicious!" he says, "We're so glad you could make it! We've got the Lotus ready to roll and everyone is waiting for you to set the lap record." You take a drink and as you start to feel yourself coming back to your senses, you remember who you are, so you reply "Shut up and give me the keys!"
So, Mirror Lake, my first ZakStunts track. Was it a success? Well, I think so! Initially there was a bit of uncertainty but I think most people enjoyed the challenge of perfecting their racing lines. The mighty Zak himself even chimed in with his tick of approval.
dreadnaut took an early lead, but less than an hour later, CTG shot to the top of the scoreboard and stayed there for the remainder of the race! Duplode secured second place followed by Alan Rotoi in third place, both with replays posted in the last two days of the race. Special mention must go to Overdrijf and myself for coming within one second of the podium. Also worth mentioning is GTAMan15 for his impressive effort, managing to improve his time by 16 seconds throughout the race, submitting a total of 28 replays!
We also welcome Cool Gaddafi from Scotland and ZdnBurns from Brazil to the competition. I hope you enjoyed your first ZakStunts race and we look forward to seeing your names on the scoreboard for many races to come. There has been quite a lot of activity in the newbie league recently!
Moving on to the GAR competition, veteran racer Marco placed first, followed by myself in second place, and Zapper in third place. As it has been mentioned before, the GAR competition requires a huge amount of determination and patience, so I congratulate everyone who participated. Lastly, I wanted to shout out to Cas for being the only one to hold out with the Melange XGT-88 in the GAR competition!
In closing, I hope everyone enjoyed this race and I would like to thank everyone who participated. I look forward to seeing you on the tarmac again soon!
It's full of stars
Hello everyone, welcome to the new season! Oh, you say, it's been going for a weeks, and we are already midway through the second race? Details, I will reply to you :)
Friker passed by to say hello, but the scoreboard also included a few new drivers: Igor and matamo joined us from Australia, and after many years Zapper himself—of "Tuned for Real" custom cars fame—descended on the track.
So many stars behind the steering wheel, but there's more that glitters this month!
I've been working behind the scenes to improve a few things on the competition website. It'll be a slow process, but a few bits are already visible.
First, races from 2020 onward (which follow the new LTB rules) have now a different bar chart for the leading-time hours. I hope that will make it easier to understand what is happening, and how many hours are assigned to whom, or left to assign.
Second, you can now rate tracks! You can only rate tracks for which you have submitted a replay, and voting will be open for only three weeks after the end of a race. A prompt to rate will appear both above the track scoreboard and on the home page. The plan is to put these ratings together at the end of the season to crown the "Track of the Year".
As usual, let me know on the forum if anything behaves oddly. Or more oddly than usual 😅