Post by Jorge Anzaldo on Jan 18, 2018 10:50:21 GMT -6
Season 2 will include a shoot out race that will take place before the night of the All-Star race 3/7/18.
All remaining 2018 Retro Series Roster members not already locked into the main or transfer race are eligible to compete in the shoot out race. All members must however have paid their 2018 entry fees in full in order to run the event. Podium from the shoot out will advance to the transfer race.
The shoot out race will be a 11 lap race. There will be no competition caution thrown for this race. Podium finishers from the shoot out race will move on to the transfer race.
Shoot out race will be non broadcast.
Race server opens 9:10pm CST
Qualify 9:40pm CST
Race 9:50pm CST
*See All Star thread for weather information and setup*
Shoot Out Drivers List:
1. Vincent Bluthenthal
2. George D Adams
3. Jack Bogan
4. James Brant
5. James Paulson
6. Justin Weaver
7. Marc Aumick
8. Mitchell Mohler
9. Brian Beard
10. Ian Adams
11. Bart Workman
12. Dylan McKenna
13. Rory Collins
14. Brian Greenlee
15. Woodrow Mahan
16. Tyler Graaf
If a member of the 42-44 car roster is missing from this list who is not already locked into the transfer race or All-Star race please let us know.
Post by James Brant on Mar 7, 2018 20:39:22 GMT -6
I hope I get to race tonight. Apparently the most recent Windows update is causing an error with the Oculus Rift and won't allow it to run. They've been working on it most of the day, but still don't have a fix. It wouldn't be safe for me, or more importantly you, if I tried racing with my one small monitor. We'll see....
Post by Jorge Anzaldo on Mar 8, 2018 10:18:54 GMT -6
Can you hear that? It is the sweet sound of a Cosworth DFV slowly warming up. One of the most iconic engines roars back to life this week as the Lionheart Retro Series kicks of it’s second season in style with it’s All-Star festivities.
This off season has seen numerous changes come about for a series steeped in history. HPP, makers of the finest sim-racing pedals on the planet, have come on board as the title sponsor, and with it, the prize pool for the retro series reaches unheard of heights. In addition to a record $450 prize pool, the champion of the Lionheart Retro Series presented by HPP Simulation will receive a set of HPP 3P-PRX-SE pedals, valued at $1395. But it’s not just the man at the top who will receive a princely prize; ButtKicker has also come on board in the offseason, offering the Rookie of the Year their choice of a ButtKicker Gamer 2 or a ButtKicker Simulation Kit. 19 drivers to start the season will compete for this prize, with the possibility of more joining during the season, which have lead some to speculate this might be the most competitive prize in the series.
But for one week, we pause, because this week is not about new drivers or new sponsors, but about celebrating the greatness of last season. The Inaugural Lionheart Retro Series All-Star Race presented by Dewar’s Candy fires off on Thursday, March 8th at 9:50 pm CST. The race itself will be at Homestead Miami Speedway, site of the first race of the championship in just one week’s time on the famous oval, but this race will be held on the infield road course. The master of this course will have to exhibit both road and oval skills, a fitting test for the best the Retro Series has to offer.
The event will consist of an 11 lap transfer race for those not yet in the main event, followed by a 33 lap shootout. 15 Drivers are locked in to the main event, while a further 20 drivers will be looking to transfer in through placing on the podium of the transfer race. Those locked in to the main event are last years polesitters, winners, and top 10 in points. A few of whom will surely be looking to start out 2018 on the right foot.
Speaking of Wright feet, Jake Wright is your defending series champion for both the Lionheart Indycar and Retro Series. Wright, who won 3 times in 2017 has retired from IndyCar competition to focus on the Retro Series this year. The champ will be looking for early returns on that decision as the season kicks off.
Wright’s stiffest competition may come from sophomore driver Adam Blocker. Despite participating in just 10 races last season, the Adrenaline Motorsports driver lead the series with 4 wins. With a full season planned this year, Blocker is the odds-on favourite to dethrone Wright as champion.
One man who may have something to say about that is Ryan Otis. Otis came second to Jake Wright last season after racing only 14 of 18 races. Otis is consistently one of the fastest Retro drivers on road courses, and if he can put together a full season, look for him to be in the mix at the end
Dustin Wardlow was the Inaugural Retro Indy 250 Champion in 2017 and will be looking to make another strong impression this year after an impressive run that landed him a 4th place in the championship. His improvement on the ovals as well as his natural road racing abilities will make him a contender all season long.
But for one race, all of that, points, the championship, season long hopes, and dreams will be set aside. With no points on the line, these drivers and more will have just one thing on their minds, taking home that winners trophy.
Who will be successful? You’ll have to tune in to find out. The action gets underway Thursday March 8th at 9:35 pm CST only on GSRC and iRacing Live.