Current track ZCT210 - Lynx
Deadline 2019-02-09 23:59 GMT+1
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Happy 2019, pipsqueaks!
Hello again everyone, dreadnaut here. Have you been well? Recovered from the holidays? The new season starts next week with a track by Akoss Poo, but first, let's have a look at the year just over.
Jaguar in December
Where were we? Oh yes: it was mid December and we were racing on ZCT209, CTG's return to track design: a fast Jaguar track with several patience-testing tricks. The track was interesting but the race fairly linear, with FinRok back for the season's end, Duplode, and CTG himself at the top.
The podium solidified at the end of November, and the fight moved lower down along the scoreboard, with small packs of racers aiming for the non-decimal points. I enjoyed a good battle with Seeker1982, with Akoss Poo coming up really close behind.
So congratulations to the three at the top, all ZakStunts champions in previous years! But they'll have to keep an eye on the three pipsquaks near their tail-lights: they might have some interest in the next championship ;-)
Summing up the season
Following the example of our 2018 season, the year also came to a close shortly after. I don't know who won the year 2018, but let me tell you all about the 18th ZakStunts season!
Starting straight at the top: ZakStunts champion for 2018 is Duplode. This is his fifth title in ten years, and the walls of his house must be very sturdy, because they hold up 95 medals. Although his total score of 139 is not one of the highest, it's important to note that it was achieved with several "last-minute" replays, which became almost a tradition.
When in Brazil it's 11:45 of the final day of the race, and Duplode hasn't posted his replay yet... :cheesy:
This strategy however left tons of leading-time points for other drivers. CTG collected most of them, climbing the season scoreboard at great speed in the second half of the year! But some of those LTB points also ended up in Seeker's pockets, who secured the second place by one point.
Third place in the season goes then to CTG; an impressive result since he took part in only 7 out of 12 races. But with 11 LTB points, there's an extra podium step there!
A bit lower on the scoreboard—skipping that strange chap in fourth place—we find afullo and Cas, who reached good positions consistently through-out the season. No medals for them this year, but the podium steps are definitely within their reach.
FinRok, the 2017 champion, took most of the season off, but landing on the podium everytime he appeared, gathering just enough points to step ahead of Alan Rotoi. Alan has a been a bit to the side in the past years, but seeing his recent good results, and if he can make enough time for racing, there will be one more strong contender on the tracks.
And let's not forget the return of Akoss Poo! Oh my, we might have a really challenging season in 2019!
The team trophy travels to Italy, with the victory by Rolling Stunts. That's me and afullo most of the time, in case you wondered. Our results were OK, but being there month after month made the difference, leaving us a comfortable 15 points lead ahead of Cork's Crew. They were catching up fast though, after Overdrijf's strong return last autumn.
Slowdrive takes the third place with the hard work by Cas and Leo, who not only managed to race on all tracks, but also designed most of them—thank you guys!
Also back on the radar is Looping Warriors: not many points this season, but they might reach triple digits in 2019.
With new drivers sometimes taking part in only a handful of races, the newbie season if often difficult to read. Not this time! The newbie champion for 2018 is Seeker1982, with a perfect score! Second place goes to GTAMan15, and in third position we have Swotl. Their performances have been more irregular, but I'm looking forward to seeing them on the tracks this year!
There's not really a scoreboard for GAR results—and that's by design—but you don't need that to realise that Seeker scored another perfect! on this competition as well. I have to say, with Marco away from the tracks that might be easier, but Seeker's laps have been consistently impressive.
Here are the top positions of the GAR scoreboard:
Racer GAR score Seeker1982 144 Duplode 66 dreadnaut 50 GTAMan15 45 Kaos 29 Cas 24 Swotl 21 arturbmallmann 16
Coming up next
And that's should be it. One week left, then the circus reopens. We have track designers for all races, and I'm looking forward to what they will come up with. The rules for the new seasons have not been finalised yet, so have a look at the forum and join the open discussions.
Otherwise, thanks a lot for a great 2018, and see you next week!
Last track, already?
Are you having fun? Because time has been definitely flying, and we are already at the last race of the season!
Lambo Mambo, number 002
ZCT208 was a twisty track, designed with the Ford Ranger and the LM002 in mind. Indeed it was an LM002 race from the beginning to the end. A car surprisingly agile, but slow, oh so slow.
CTG took the lead in the first days, and there he sat, racking up all the LTB hours, while at the same time improving his times and keeping Duplode in second place until the end. Most of his replays were public, but even so few found the dedication to catch up with him. And that's how you put 14 points in the bag in a single race! Congratulations then to CTG and Duplode. I sneaked in in third position at the last moment, having spent most of the month away from Stunts. Job-hunting is hard.
CTG also brings us the next track. ZCT209 is also a twisty one, full of jumps and probably hidden shortcuts, but this time there are several fast cars in the usable pool. Will the end of the season give us an exciting race?
New cars on the Stunts horizon
This season has been full of surprises. There were a couple of vague hints on the forum, and maybe some suspicious questions about car editing, but no-one was expecting Overdrijf to deliver three cars at the same time. But that's exactly what he did with his new Audi, Mercedes, and BMW set inspired by the DTM racing series of the 80s and 90s. And what an impressive work it is!
You can try them right away, and Cas has kindly made all three available for the current Race 4 Kicks track. All three are quite fun to drive, and I would like to use at least one for the next season, so please give them a try and let us know which one you prefer on the forum.
On this day in 2012, while racing on ZCT126, some pipsqueaks wrote:
- 12am : This raises the odds of CTG becoming not bored before the end of the month by a factor >2.
- 1am : Odds = 1? (assuming there is any chance of this counting as not-boring improvement -- but hey, I still need a couple hours for +1, so...)
- 12pm : Sorry, I can't improve at the moment. Working...
19654 news posted so far. Long live the Stunts community!