Current track ZCT202 - Ketiranyu
Deadline 2018-06-02 23:59 GMT+1
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Latest news from the ZakStunts crew:
- first, it was designed by Kevin Pickell himself, who kindly helped us celebrate this ZakStunts milestone. Thanks go to Duplode for contacting him and bringing back the track on time!
- second, it was all about clean and fast cornering, no complicated tricks: some would call it a GAR paradise. And indeed Seeker1982 showed us some impressive times, and missed the main competition podium for only 0.30s!
- and last (but in a way also first) CTG, sneaking in through the side door and taking the top spot on the scoreboard with a public replay.
Now, some of you might remember CTG being banned from the competition just about three years ago, so I suppose this surprise might be a bit bitter. However, looking at ZCT200 as a moment of celebration for long years on these pages, we decided not to delete his replay, but allow him back on the scoreboard. The forum account is still suspended, and will be for a bit longer.
New beginnings are a thing, I like to think, so welcome back CTG!
But also welcome back to FinRok, taking the second place with a strong result on his first race of the season. To Alan Rotoi and Zak, who finally appeared on the scoreboard, and to Bonzai Joe and JTK, who are always lurking on the forums.
Coming up next
And that's two hundreds tracks done, it was easy! It only takes a lot of time, and a lot of care... and Zak McKracken :)
Now, we'll take the rest one track at a time, and we start with ZCT201: No Kidding by Cas, master of the fast and dangerous tricks.
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!