Month: February 2014

Race Night Report – 25.02.2014 “Smashing” StunMor3 & The Virgin Tranny Champion

Four Lincoln Forza Racing members made it online for race night this week, and for those that missed it, they missed a blinder.

This week, JDAYT Waldorf, TheUKSandman, returnee racer t3meista and one brand new, fresh-out-of-race-school combatant, StunMor3 headed out of the paddock for some Forza 4 action. For the first few races, speed was kept to a minimum as F and E class cars took to the field, but for what they lack in top-end roar, they make up for in close action. Things may have gotten a little too close at the start of race one as StunMor3 decided to use JDAYT Waldorf as his braking aid – much to the delight of fellow racers.

Top Gear Test Track Crash

JDAYT Waldorf gets the StunMor3 Suprise

The battering ram attack on JDAYT Waldorf left t3meista and TheUKSandman to battle it out at the front with another random Xbox Live racer. That was until StunMor3 also clobbered into t3meista accidentally – all the joys of figure 8 circuit.

As the action went into B and A class, the cars did start to drift further apart, but there was still a bit of action to be found on the s bends of Suzuka between TheUKSandman & JDAYT Waldorf – trading places for over a lap before JDAYT Waldorf made a slight error before the final lap.

 Arno Cup

In a very close 4 lap trek around the Ladera Test track – it was t3meista who received the spoils of victory this week. Both meista and Waldorf spent the final few laps trading more paint than the local B&Q has on the shelves – but the meista edged ahead in the race for the line.

1) t3meista

2) JDAYT Waldorf

3) TheUKSandman

4) StunMor3

The Tranny Trophy

Maple Valley was the scene for the first Tranny Trophy race and emotions were high to be the first person to take the virgin win. JDAYT Waldorf was armed with his Scooby Doo Time Machine, StunMor3 with his local Royal Mail delivery van and TheUKSandman in his Poundland pick-up. Despite TheUKSandman’s attempts to use every inch of the circuit to catch JDAYT Waldorf, it was to no avail and Waldorf takes his rightful crown as Lincoln’s fastest Tranny.

1) JDAYT Waldorf

2) TheUKSandman

3) StunMor3

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Race Night 17.02.2014

Forza 4 – Tranny Madness

So the dust was blown off Microsoft’s 2005 masterpiece, the Xbox 360 and the faithful FM4 ‘Play Disc’ was inserted into the drive. This my friends, was the return of Lincoln Forza Racing’s fraternity to Forza 4. No need for eye-popping graphics, we’ll take the familiarity of easy online racing. Out goes the multi-million polygon cars, but in comes the endless replay and photo-taking opportunities.

So for tonight’s meetup, we have 3 of Lincoln Forza Racing’s finest – xX STATLER Xx, JDAYT Waldorf & TheUKSandman. Starting off with a little multi-class action, judging by the amount off dirt kicked up you’d be forgiven for thinking the guys had confused Forza with Colin McRae Rally. As the laps ticked off however, the familiar feeling of the cars and tracks soon made for some very close racing.

The closest action this evening was to be found in the Ford SSV Transit races, with all 3 racers taking turns in the lead.

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As the action headed to Maple Valley, xX STATLER Xx & JDAYT Waldorf got perhaps a little too eager in the final turn, gliding onto the unforgiving dirt and then eating a big chunk of All American Barrier .

 

In non-Transit related events, xX STATLER Xx seemed to be spending a lot of time talking to the local stewards around the tracks as his car span perilously round the emergency run-off areas. Meanwhile on the tarmac, JDAYT Walforf and TheUKSandman battled over the lead. Just before the corkscrew at Laguna Seca, JDAYT Waldorf had a ‘moment’, leaving TheUKSandman to ponder which way he could sail off into the Laguna sunset (hopefully armed with a few Margaritas). He choose to go left, Waldorf decided that seemed like a great idea and decided to do the same. The last time I checked, Sandman still has the word ‘Dunlop’ embedded on his forehead:

 

The other notable race this evening found the 3 budding racers pitted in the same car – a Mini Club. Watch in awe as xX STATLER Xx leads the field, only for one of the local stewards to again distract him and lose control. He makes a noble recovery but Waldorf and Sandman can taste the fear (and something else which I’d rather redact here) and close in the for the kill.

 

All in all it was a great night of Forza action – the first in a long time, but hopefully to first of many more.

Ford Transit Madness 17/02/14

It was the first night of many (hopefully) whereby the cobwebs and mildew were dusted off the faithful Xbox 360. Just like your favourite pair  of pants, Forza 4 was slipped on and that old familiar feeling came creeping back. After a few multi-class races,  JDAYT Waldorf, xX STATLER Xx & TheUKSandman rolled back the years and ran a few Ford “Tranny” Transit races. The Tranny’s don’t tend to steer with much gusto at the best of times, in fact, you’re usually blessed if they turn at all. Add to this the lethal dosage of Maple Valley’s final bend and you’re in for a world of hurt. Watch in awe as both xX STATLER Xx and JDAYT Walforf grab a little too much dirt and end up eating a mouthful of dirty barrier, leaving TheUKSandman to taste the sweet nectar of 1st.