Race Nights

Race Night Report 22.04.2014

Five esteemed Lincoln Racing League members headed out of the pitlane this week for some Forza 4 action.

The action started out in A class, with some very close racing between the Ferrari’s of JDAYT Waldforf & xX Statler Xx and the Lotus 2 Eleven of TheUKSandman – meanwhile, kyrkMTG was busy checking out the sand and grass areas to ensure they were being kept as tidy and trimmed as possible!

For the Tranny Trophy this week, TheUKSandman looked like he had it in the bag until the final lap when a offtrack excursion allowed JDAYT Waldorf to reap the benefits and take his record 3rd Tranny Trophy win.

In the Arno Cup, anyone looking for FA Cup style upsets need to wait another week as TheUKSandman notched up his 11th Arno Cup win – thanks mainly to car-to-wall meetings taken by both Statler and Waldorf in succession.

JDAYT Waldorf hits the concrete during the Arno Cup

JDAYT Waldorf hits the concrete during the Arno Cup

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Race Night 07.04.2014 – Close up front – but t3meista takes it

This week saw a packed out lobby head out for Lincoln Racing League race night.

As last weeks non-event was swiftly brushed aside, the LRL members all joined up this past Monday for another night of Forza 4 action. This week also saw the debut of new LRL member kyrkMTG – he performed well and was not last in his 1st Arno Cup race! The evening started with some normal multi-class racing, including an R3 Supra race and a Suzuka R2 event.

The action eventually headed to the Tranny Trophy event. With a full party the event was very close up and down the field, but despite the best efforts of xX Statler Xx and TheUKSandman, they could not catch JDAYT Waldorf in the last few laps and he took his 2nd Tranny Trophy win.

In the prestigious Arno Cup event we witnessed the closest finish ever seen. As the finish line approached there were only hundreds of a second separating t3meista, JDAYT Waldorf and TheUKSandman – but it was t3meista who hung on and took the 4th Arno Cup win of his career.

Race Night 25.03.2014 – Only for the hardcore – t3meista makes 3!

Even a lacklustre turnout from the Lincoln Racing members couldn’t dampen the action in this week’s race night.

3 is the magic number. That’s how the song goes and that’s how this evening panned out. xX Statler Xx, t3meista and TheUKSandman took to the track this week for some Forza 4 action. Despite the slightly less populated grid, there were still plenty of close races and gentlemanly overtakes to be found. After some multi-track, multi-class battles around Forza’s formidable tracks, the now even-more-popular-than-ever Tranny Trophy race was held, this week at Top Gear test track. The race started with all 3 cars side by side going into the first corner with no racer wanting to be the first to break for turn one.

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A Tranny 3 way at the Top Gear track

With the inside line in his pocket, Sandman managed to dive into the turn first and from this point managed to dictate the pace despite some awkward kissing of the tyre walls.

 

t3meista took the silver prize with Statler bringing up the rear.

In the World Cup final of the Lincoln Racing League – the Arno Cup, the action headed to the Camino short circuit. There were slips and slides all over the place going into the first lap, and with Statler making a slower start off the 1st grid position, t3meista and TheUKSandman were 1st and 2nd after the first few bends.

The Arno Cup is intense during the 1st lap

The Arno Cup is intense during the 1st lap

Despite the best efforts of TheUKSandman and xX Statler Xx to catch and pass t3meista, it was to no avail and the meista took a well deserved win at a very difficult track. Extended highlights of the race can be found below:

Congratulations to TheUKSandman for his 2nd Tranny Trophy title and t3meista for his 3rd Arno Cup crown. We hope to see more racers to and challenge for the highly regarded silverware next week.

Race Night 11.03.2014 “Chaos JC” tastes the Tranny & Sandman nears 10 for the Arno Cup

This Tuesday night saw 6 Lincoln Racing League members pull out of the pitlane for a night of Forza 4 action.

To get a taste of burning rubber, the Lincoln Racing contingent started the night with some very intense battles along the sweeping bends of Catalunya and Mugello. No-one was prepared to give even a centimetre of track space away, as shown by the video below showing the start of the Catalunya race.

The action then turned to the Top Gear circuit whereby Stunmor5 caused carnage by setting off a chain reaction of smack, bangs and wallops from all angles:

StunMor3 Causes Chaos!

StunMor3 Causes Chaos!

 

The Tranny Trophy headed back to the Iberian circuit’s short layout for the weekly clash of SSV’s. With anything-goes being the order of the day, the field was tight as #3 t3meista, #84 TheUKSandman and #87 Chaos JC barged and crashed their way trading 1st place.

 

 

 

In the end however, it was Chaos JC who took the Tranny Trophy crown for the 1st time.

 

#87 Chaos JC takes the Tranny Trophy

#87 Chaos JC takes the Tranny Trophy

 

As the action stayed on the Iberian circuit, the Arno Cup remained in the hands of car #84 TheUKSandman, taking a swift drive ahead of #3 t3meista.

 

#84 TheUKSandman takes the Arno Cup

#84 TheUKSandman takes the Arno Cup

 

The Arno Cup is anyone’s game next week as the TheUKSandman is taking his Transit and Abarth in to the local Tanvic garage for repairs – he’ll be back however for the 25th March meet. More race night news, photos and videos will be up tomorrow and Friday.

Race Night 04.03.2014 – TheUKSandman does the double!

Veteran racer TheUKSandman takes away the Arno Cup and Tranny Trophy in one night.

A packed-out lobby turned out for 4th March’s race night, including the return of Arno Cup veteran MrRaZzT and the debut of ANGRY HULK 78 and Chaos JC. The night included some of the closest races we’ve seen and as there was a full house, there were fights going on both up and down the grid on every race. Starting out in D and C class, JDAYT Waldorf & MrRaZzT were having tense battles for the lead in their Clio’s – fast on the straights and nippy around the corners. As the action moved up the classes, the grid got closer and closer together leading to some epic pile-ups – particularly Le Mans with historical R1’s.

JDAYT Waldorf & MrRaZzT Le Mans battle

 

As the action turned to the big events, the Tranny Trophy lived up to the reputation of anything goes – with paint scratching, door-banging, wheel screeching action going on all over the place. Towards the front of the pack Xx STATLER Xx  and TheUKSandman took turns in gaining the upper hand, until Sandman eventually pulled out a small lead and took his maiden Tranny Trophy win.

 

(Video) JDAYT Waldorf’s Tranny View

 

As attention turned to the Arno Cup, all eyes were on t3meista and his attempt to keep his championship trophy. Starting from 4th, Meista found the mid-field very unforgiving, with clashes happening both left and right. Managing to sneak through the gaps, TheUKSandman pulled out a small lead on lap 1, starting from 2nd and remained in control to take his 8th Arno Cup victory – the first Tranny & Arno double. Meista and JDAYT Waldorf continued their heated battle for 2nd place. Extended highlights from the Arno Cup race are below:

 

t3meista’s first lap sandwich

Arno Cup Extended Highlights

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.

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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

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.