Bathurst partner

Wood confirmed to partner Kelly at Bathurst

2020.09.09 03:21 JT810 Wood confirmed to partner Kelly at Bathurst

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2020.04.24 04:21 mistrbigdick Can Spec Miata get you into professional racing?

I've been trying to find on the forums and answer to this question. But is it possible for spec miata to get you into a racing career? I dont mean F1 or any formula race. But time attack races, bathurst, etc basically a racing career where you get partnered with a manufacturer. Its a dream of mine for a long time but i dont know if im too old for it or if i still have a chance.
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2020.03.14 12:36 DarkGhostnz My Dad

I don't know how sad this is gonna be but here we go, I'm a 17yr old from New Zealand, and I was born in Hastings on the 8th of October 2002, when I was born the first people to hold me was my mum and her sister, my was god knows where watching Bathurst (a v8 supercars race), all of me grandparents were their including my cousins grandparents but my father didn't bother to show.
Only 2 months after my birth my parents separated, my mother and I moved in with my aunty (the same one as before), she became like a dad to me and my first word was her name. My father got to have me every second weekend but he rarely spent the time with me, he was at his girlfriend's house most of the time and I was looked after by his parents, and one time he took me to his girlfriend's house and didn't want to drop me back off with me my so he made her drive an hour and a half to pick me up and she went apeshit at him saying "if you don't want to spent fucking time with him just say so, ill drop him of a your mums if you do every want to spend some fucking time with your son you can go there".
When I was 3 he move to Australia with his brother, my mum was very angry at his dicsion, and I wouldn't understand what effect this would have on my life until years later. Not long after he left I asked my mum "why did dad leave?" And to that she could only say "I don't know". At the age of 5 my grandma (My dad's mum) took me over to Australia to see my dad and the fist thing I remember say when I saw my dad standing out side his house with his new partner and her then 5 kids was "who is that?" My grandma replied with "that's your dad", I didn't know what to think, my first thought was "what is a dad?", during this trip my father promised me he would give me the bucket when I turned 18 (the bucket is my dad's model T Ford hot rod).
A year or so later my dad and his partner go married and then in 2010 my half brother was born, I was so happy I had a sibling finally but he would be living in a completely difrent country. My grandma took me on a few trips to see my dad over the next few year, but one time my grandma was staying I Australia longer than I was and no one had booked tickets form me to fly back to New Zealand so once my mum was told (only a couple of days before I was supposed to go back to school) she booked flights for her to go over and the both of us to come back, my mum was no happy with my dad's side of the family, then the same thing happened in 2015 and my mum said "if this ever happens again I am never letting you bring him over again", my mum did a very good job of hiding her thoughts of my dad and others she wanted me to make my own opinion of him, not long after I came back to New Zealand my dad and step mum divorced.
The last time I went to over to Australia was 2017, I wrote my dad a note of how neglected I felt with him not being around and the way he treats my brother like I was a test run he fucked up and is trying again, he read the note but we never spoke about it and not long after I returned back home I fell into to a really bad depression which I came out of mind 2019.
My dad and brother have been coming over every New years since 2017 and it was only in January of this year when they were over that I noticed he treats my brother the same way he treated me, like an annoying little child that he dosent really want, and at the same time I discussed with him about me getting the bucket when I turn 18 (the bucket hasn't moved in 14yrs and he wouldn't be able to take it to Australia) and he said "I never said when your 18, you will get it eventually, but right now I can still drive it", this pissed me off because he not only broke a promise that I had believed in for most my life but he also lied right to my face, and now I've come to the point where I have stopped calling him dad and I only contact him if I want to talk to my brother, because the only time he ever contacts me is if he wants something.
Thank you for reading to the end, please if you like leave a comment, ill be happy to awnser any questions you have.
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2020.01.11 22:17 Yoshiman400 [Slight OT] The AOWR Rolex 24 contingency megathread - Year Four!

First of all, a brief word to the community: It was cool to see some of you get a bit antsy about why a driver list for the Rolex 24 hadn't been posted yet. I promise that this will make up for the level of content we've had over the past week or so, I just didn't want to jump the gun! Besides, I made my post for last year about two weeks prior to the race so I felt like that would be a good benchmark so it wouldn't sit around and get stale. I've never been told to post on a certain day. On with our regularly scheduled content!
So it seems like everyone here already knows what time it is. It's less than a month away from the kickoff of the North American racing season, and it's time to shine up the Rolexes. We've got twenty four hours of sports car action coming up at Daytona, and as always, plenty of past and present open wheel stars are ready to take to the challenge. This is the fourth year I have compiled a list of assorted IndyCar, CART, and ChampCar drivers that will be running in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and there are plenty of names in all four participating classes who will have a chance to score a victory and bragging rights for the open wheel fans.
To recap the open wheel names that won last year, former F1 champion and 2020 Indy 500 hopeful Fernando Alonso was among the Daytona Prototype International (DPi) winners for Wayne Taylor Racing, although it appears he will abstain from this year's running after focusing on the Dakar Rally. The Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class featured a brief CART entrant in Rodolfo Gonzalez winning with DragonSpeed, who returns at the very least with their 2019 Indy 500 Bump Day darling Ben Hanley. A GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory for Colton Herta was the first of three combined IMSA and IndyCar wins in the young star's breakout year, and he'll be back to defend with one of Bobby Rahal's BMWs. And while GT Daytona (GTD) was the only empty-handed class last year, the class contains plenty of Rolex stalwarts with some of the fiercest top-to-bottom competition that will ensure a close fight all the way to the checkers.
As always, the maximum entry list for teams is dictated by the cars entered for the Roar Before the 24 test sessions at the beginning of the month. However, driver entries often change around in the weeks between the Roar and the race weekend itself. I will do my best to continually read up on entry changes that may necessitate this post to be edited, and to handle those edits as necessary. When all else is in doubt, consult the changelog at the bottom. If you're looking for a "final" version ready for race day, you may check out my post from 2019 here as a reference.
Let's get started with our driver list. Within any given class, cars will be ordered based on the lowest car number within each team.

DPi class:

JDC-Miller Motorsports:
5 - Sebastien Bourdais (this particular car may also be referred to as JDC-Mustang Sampling Racing)
85 - Matheus Leist / Tristan Vautier
While Sebastien Bourdais' falling out of a full-time Indy ride in 2020 is one of the biggest heartbreaks of the offseason, the multi-time Rolex class champion (winning in both prototype and GT cars, his most recent being in GTLM with Chip Ganassi in 2018) couldn't have found a better outside alternative, picking up a full time ride with some old friends on the Mustang Sampling team. The 5 car always contends at Daytona, and Bourdais will have a fire lit under his seat to ensure his migration will not be in vain. The JDC Banana Boat also picks up a second Indy name in Matheus Leist who may too be seeing the Rolex as a chance to shine when his Indy efforts cannot. This is his first big opportunity to show off in a sports car, and he's surrounded by a fine team to help him out, including Vautier contributing to a fifth place finish in last year's running.
Acura Team Penske:
6 - Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
7 - Helio Castroneves/Alexander Rossi
The champs are here! Montoya and Pagenaud are fresh off of big trophies in their 2019 full-time efforts, with an IMSA DPi title for JPM and the Indy 500 for Pagenaud--and let's not forget those other four Baby Borgs amassed by the 7 team either. Both cars retain their Rolex trios from 2019, and for Montoya and company, that means three wins and seven straight podiums en route to their title. While Castroneves was part of a winless campaign, his car still picked up a quintet of podiums including bookending thirds at Daytona and Road Atlanta. Now that Penske has shown he has championship-winning material in his sports car team, this is the time to double down and prove they're in it for the long haul.
Wayne Taylor Racing:
10 - Scott Dixon/Ryan Briscoe
Uh oh. Chip Ganassi has folded his IMSA GTLM team due to Ford's withdrawal from GT factory racing. But uh oh. The best friends from down under have found a new ride together for one of the baddest prototype teams on the block. A waterlogged Rolex victory was surprisingly the only win of the season for the Taylor crew, and having picked up Briscoe as a full-time driver and Dixon as an enduro ringer, you know they're ready to make up for that. While their Ganassi GTLM car only combined for an average finish of fourth in Dixon's three 2019 starts, the last of those was a runner-up at Petit Le Mans. Briscoe himself was no slouch in the two-man races, contributing to a pair of wins at Lime Rock Park and Road America. Surely any challenger ready to take over the DPi throne at Daytona will need to contend with the 10 car along the way.
BONUS CONTENT! Might I add that not only has Dixon become a new father, but he's also going for the Daytona/Bathurst double? Usually when people talk about a 36 hour sports car sweep, it's in reference to the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, as the two events often go hand in hand given their temporal and physical proximity to each other. But the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour has become of the biggest GT events of the year and given the fact it usually takes place one week after the Rolex 24, a lot of Daytona drivers have been stepping up to run at Mount Panorama, and vice versa, for a chance to win two equally demanding races in radically different environments in rapid succession.
It's understandably uncommon for drivers with prototype rides to attempt the double due to the GT-only status at Bathurst, but having Dixon's name on the Bathurst entry list opens up the potential to not just claim victory in both events, but claim overall victory in them. Tristan Vautier was the last IndyCar driver to run the double, having run both races in 2018 including second overall at Bathurst with a pro-am class victory, but Dixon is a true motorsports super-heavyweight whose ANZ affiliation is well known, and he stands an excellent chance to arrive in Australia with a win in the first leg under his belt. Dixon will be running for the Aston Martin R-Motorsport team who just also happened to finish second overall in 2019, only losing the lead in the last fifteen minutes. A great run on the mountain could influence many more prototype-oriented drivers to do the same in the future. Given that drivers are often told to beware the new father on the racetrack, these scenarios can only seem to give Dixon even more motivation behind the wheel. A lot of fans surely ought to be looking forward to the potential of an unprecedented overall sweep. END BONUS CONTENT
Whelen Engineering Racing:
31 - Mike Conway
2019 was a missed opportunity for Conway who was originally scheduled to run with the now JDC-Mustang Sampling car before passport issues prevented him from making it to Daytona, with his two eventual enduro starts resulting in a disappointing sixth and seventh. Nonetheless his relationship with Mustang's ex-team car remains strong for the new decade, having ran with them before in 2017 and 2018, and the team comes in with plenty of momentum having claimed second in the 2019 DPi standings with a big win at Petit Le Mans and the North American Endurance Cup to boot (including top twos at Daytona and Sebring). Perfect grounds for a bounceback.
Mazda Team Joest:
55 - Ryan Hunter-Reay
Daytona welcomes back RHR after having taken 2019 off from sports car competition, save for a non-enduro one-off at Mid-Ohio with Mazda. It was a solid third place effort though, and helped lead Mazda into a streak of three combined wins between their two car team. Even though Joest will be departing their partnership with the team mid-season, the results are finally there and it's time for the team to step up into being regular contenders at the endurance events after a 1-2 at Watkins Glen. Could 2020 be the year the meme team becomes the dream team?

LMP2 class: (Note - this is currently excluding James Davison who has been withdrawn from the driver lineup for the Rick Ware Racing 2 car. I will make sure to reincorporate him if he gets a new seat somewhere.)

Tower Motorsports by Starworks:
8 - Ryan Dalziel
Starworks continues to live the nomad's lifestyle in sports cars, transitioning back into a prototype role after running 2019 as a GT Daytona team. While the team abandoned a full-season campaign after five rounds last year (only scoring a best finish of sixth at Belle and failing to crack the top ten in their two NAEC starts), a resurgent LMP2 class can be the land of opportunity for anyone this season. And let's also reiterate a fact I pointed out last year that Dalziel and Starworks have won at Sebring with an LMP2 ride, so they're certainly comfortable in their new old environment.
Era Motorsports:
18 - Nicolas Minassian
With Minassian, another oddball CART/CCWS name from the 2000s shows up in the LMP2 entry list, in yet another full-time team joining the class. He comes into this season having spent 2019 mostly in an executive position for IDEC, a European Le Mans Series LMP2 team whose championship winning car included Ganassi sports car legend Memo Rojas on their roster, but he did get in a start as a substitute driver at Barcelona, helping bring the car home a respectable fifth in a deep class. As for this new team, Era's original plan was to co-op with DragonSpeed before declaring their intent to go solo. Speaking of...
DragonSpeed:
81 - Ben Hanley
DragonSpeed continues their North American ventures in 2020 with repeated efforts in the IndyCar and IMSA ranks to pad their European resume. It was yet another solid season for the team out in Europe, with Hanley chipping in to a win at the season opener at Paul Ricard while also helping the team's LMP1 efforts in WEC. In DragonSpeed's LMP2 WEC efforts (without Hanley), the team opened up 2019 with podiums at Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps before a disappointing retirement at Le Mans. The team has chosen to shelve their WEC team for the 2019-2020 season, allowing them to focus all their sports car efforts into their LMP2 machinery.
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GTLM class:

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing:
25 - Colton Herta
Fear it. Run from it. In North America, the Big Boi M8 still arrives. Rahal Letterman Lanigan didn't have a flashy season in 2019, but Colton Herta still contributed to the 25 team's two lone podiums. The win at Daytona is by far the better known of the two, but there was also a third place finish at Petit Le Mans worth mentioning. Let's also not forget that the win at Daytona was influenced very much due to the heavy rains that impacted the second half of the race, and it's not unreasonable to think that rain could play a role in this year's running as well. Herta's talent was no fluke last year, and his stunning domination at Laguna Seca sealed the deal. Having retained two of his three co-drivers from last year's efforts, Herta has reason to believe he can help RLLR defend their crown.
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GTD class:

GRT Grasser Racing Team:
11 - Franck Perera
19 - Katherine Legge / Ana Beatriz (AKA Bia Figueiredo) (this particular car may also be referred to as GRT GEAR Racing Team)
Is it possible to be a two time defending class winner and still be looked at as a tentative favorite at best? Considering the depth of the GTD class and the fact that Grasser's winning car was a part-time entry in both of those seasons (including Perera's win in 2018), yes it can be. The 11 car, without Perera in 2019, went one and one and done, peacing out of IMSA after wins at Daytona and Sebring to put their focus back into their overseas campaigns, as they will again in 2020. A crash in the Roar Before the 24 sessions has also put a bit of a hurdle into their efforts, but they've been a pleasant surprise before and have reason to come back strong.
Meanwhile, the 19 car is one of two full-time IMSA efforts Grasser will contribute to in co-owned ventures. Legge and Beatriz had planned to team up again in an all-ladies' car after partnering in a similarly oriented ride at Daytona in 2019 for Michael Shank and company, which also included Indy veteran Simona de Silvestro. (Beatrix has since been replaced in this car.) The recent dominance of Lamborghini at both Daytona and its namesake class cannot be understated, with Grasser's aforementioned victories eventually contributing to a class manufacturer's title, and Legge will be running full-time with GTD fan favorite and former champion Christina Nielsen to boot. While the two could only muster season best finishes of fourth at Watkins Glen and sixth at Mosport and Laguna Seca, their prior successes on other teams, developing chemistry, and manufacturer change gives them plenty of opportunity to improve on their stat line for this season.
AIM Vasser Sullivan:
12 - Townsend Bell
14 - Jack Hawksworth
AVS comes into the Rolex 24 with the potential to just pop into the picture as they often do. Bell resumed a full-time GTD driving career in 2019 picking up four top fives in his first six starts (a second place at Daytona being one of three podiums) before trailing off at the end of the year, while Hawksworth got two early wins at Mid-Ohio and Belle Isle en route to sixth in the GTD standings. However, it's their co-drivers that might make the most noise in favor of their efforts at the Rolex: Bell has the assistance of Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen, who always shines in endurance events at home and abroad, and Hawksworth will get reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch...who is still considering an Indy 500 ride in his future. As someone who has counted Alonso's name before for one example, let me say that Busch could be a legitimate addition to this list by the time race day comes around, if not next year's...
Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing:
57 - AJ Allmendinger
Death, taxes, and AJ Allmendinger running the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Michael Shank. After a fourth place finish at the Rolex and Shank winning the GTD drivers' championship last year, there is no surprise the streak continues into 2020. Although a win at Watkins Glen was the only podium finish in a NAEC event for the then-86 team, they struck hard in the shorter races including a set of four second place finishes (Mid-Ohio, Mosport, Lime Rock, Virginia International). Back over in the NASCAR world, Allmendinger continued to maximize his strengths, winning on the Charlotte roval in the Xfinity Series in his most recent start, a fine way to keep one's muscles flexed for this event. He also had a third place finish on the traditional Daytona oval last summer, but that car didn't pass post-race inspection; despite the disqualification Allmendinger himself made great moves all night and showed many just how strong he still is in a high throttle discipline. With Lambo pipping Acura in the manufacturers' standings, Shank's team only has more motivation to sweep the GTD championships for 2020.
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Suggested links for additional reading, listening, and viewing pleasure:
/USCR and /WEC
/WEC Discord
Endurance Chat - The official podcast of /WEC and company, with their fifth season about to kick off. Here's this year's Daytona episode!
Andy Blackmore's Spotter Guides - 2019 guide for reference. Always a useful tool to help check out the cars on track!
2020 guide
https://www.imsa.com/ - Official site for IMSA and all its series.
IMSA Official - The official YouTube channel for IMSA. Race footage typically contains raw video feeds combined with Radio Le Mans commentary track.
LiveScoring.us and Wytham Live Timing Aggregator - T&S alternatives to the IMSA feed. Choose LiveScoring if you like minimalism and efficiency, or Wytham if you like detail and interaction, including the ability to delay your scoring feed to sync with your viewing experience.
EDIT: 1/22/20, 12:03 AM EST - Rick Ware Racing officially scratched from entry list; James Davison will not appear in the running. Links for Endurance Chat and Blackmore spotter guide added.
EDIT: 1/23/20, 10:03 AM EST - Ana Beatriz replaced in GEAR GRT car.
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2019.12.31 13:33 GreatZapper r/indycar: the year in review

It's been another mega year on indycar: we've grown by over 9,000 subscribers in the last twelve months, have survived another dramatic season and are looking forward to our new Penske overlords taking over the Aeroscreen ruining racing for all time the absence of Hinch hollowing out an already vapid series yet another year of Max Chilton not winning anything another fabulous year of racing in 2020.
By way of review, here's how the bot from /subreddit_stats has summarised our 2019.
Period: 363.69 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 40679
Rate (per day) 2.75 111.35
Unique Redditors 503 4575
Combined Score 186496 362804

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5820 points, 36 submissions: Ryan_Holman
    1. IndyCar will be increasing involvement in video games and esports (318 points, 124 comments)
    2. Sam Hornish, Jr. won the first race after 9/11, Texas in 2001, using a special tribute paint scheme (293 points, 26 comments)
    3. The Firehawk looks on with great interest (231 points, 16 comments)
    4. Forgotten Rides Friday: At Detroit in 2015, Tony Kanaan drove the Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour car, finishing 20th and 13th in the two races (230 points, 52 comments)
    5. Robert Wickens returns to his house for the first-time since his crash at Pocono last year (229 points, 11 comments)
    6. Flashback Friday to Gil de Ferran posting a closed course speed record qualifying run of 241.428 miles per hour, during qualifying at Fontana in 2000 (214 points, 55 comments)
    7. TIL that Motley Crue lead vocalist Vince Neil started four Indy Lights races in 1992, getting a best finish of 10th place at Milwaukee (202 points, 45 comments)
    8. In honor of the late Junior Johnson, here is when he attempted the Indianapolis 500 in 1963 (197 points, 7 comments)
    9. Forgotten Rides Friday: at Pocono in 2016, Conor Daly drove a tribute car to his then-recently deceased teammate Bryan Clauson, Daly started 20th and finished 16th (193 points, 9 comments)
    10. Forgotten Rides Friday: Justin Wilson drove The Rolling Stones car at the 2015 Indianapolis 500, finishing 21st after starting 6th (192 points, 23 comments)
  2. 4438 points, 31 submissions: TheResurrection
    1. Robert Wickens continuing to be the badass that he is. (324 points, 12 comments)
    2. [OT] The parade lap for the Little 500 in Anderson, Indiana! (293 points, 20 comments)
    3. Mario Andretti says no to guaranteed spots at Indy 500 (233 points, 21 comments)
    4. Marco Andretti's livery for the 2019 Indy 500! It's a beautiful tribute to Mario! (223 points, 72 comments)
    5. Watching the Premier League this morning and just saw this banner come across the TV for the IndyCar season opener! (216 points, 17 comments)
    6. [OT] Jimmie Johnson announces retirement from NASCAR after 2020 season (204 points, 75 comments)
    7. Robert Wickens and his fiance, Karli Woods, will be on Good Morning America tomorrow. (165 points, 14 comments)
    8. Australian Supercars Champion, Scott McLaughlin, to test Team Penske IndyCar (150 points, 38 comments)
    9. IndyCar has removed Verizon from their logo on all of their social media (148 points, 76 comments)
    10. [OT] Ryan Briscoe joins Renger van der Zande full-time at WTR. Scott Dixon and Kamui Kobayashi will join them at the Rolex 24. (143 points, 17 comments)
  3. 4315 points, 21 submissions: volfan1983xxx
    1. Graham Rahal IndyCar in the Rain Is Just a Thing of Beauty (540 points, 33 comments)
    2. Dario Franchitti wining the 96th Indianapolis 500 as Sato spins in Turn One (412 points, 57 comments)
    3. The Jacques Villeneuve 1994 CART IndyCar always was a good looking Race Car (307 points, 30 comments)
    4. This Art of Formula One's Nigel Mansell outbraking Emerson Fittipaldi on his way to victory in his Indycar Debut at Surfer's Paradise, Australia is just So Good (278 points, 20 comments)
    5. Hope Everyone Has a Great 4th of July/Independence day 🇺🇸😎🇺🇸 (256 points, 11 comments)
    6. RIP to the racer & racing safely innovator Bill Simpson which made his only start in the 1974 Indianapolis 500, Simpson finished 13th but his inventions in racing safely has done more to save racers than almost anyone else (203 points, 10 comments)
    7. Remember Mark Donohue on the anniversary of his death (198 points, 22 comments)
    8. The Old School IndyCars on display at the 2019 PRI show in the Indiana Convention Center (196 points, 12 comments)
    9. Tony Stewart wining the IRL Indycar series Championship driving for John Menard for ThrowBack Thursday (193 points, 28 comments)
    10. It’s ThrowBack Thursday So Here is Conor Daly IndyCar At Laguna Seca & was one of the best looking cars of 2019 (184 points, 6 comments)
  4. 3503 points, 23 submissions: Joseki100
    1. Zak did it again (295 points, 51 comments)
    2. Thanks to the McLaren shitshow at the Indy 500, Fernando Alonso was classified last in a championship for the first time in his motorsport career (276 points, 29 comments)
    3. Absolutely not forgotten ride: Alonso skipping the most important F1 GP to contest the Indy 500 with Andretti in 2017, a combo that I wish we could see again at the brickyard. (272 points, 56 comments)
    4. Zak Brown: "I cannot think of a better owner than Roger Penske and his corporation to ensure the growth and future of IndyCar. His business acumen and dedication to the sport and passion for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are second to none. High confidence in IndyCar's bright future." (253 points, 44 comments)
    5. McLaren's Twitter PR: "Is IMS the friendliest place on earth? I really think it could be. Other team members, fans, etc etc. EVERYBODY stops for a chat/offers you a lift if you’re not cool enough to have a golf ‘cart’ and it’s just the best vibe." (251 points, 29 comments)
    6. McLaren will debut on April 9th at Texas Motor Speedway (220 points, 30 comments)
    7. Not unexpected or surprising in any way, but Alonso confirmed yesterday he will contest in the 2020 Indy 500 (172 points, 54 comments)
    8. Juncos passed pre quali tech inspection (147 points, 23 comments)
    9. A statement from Hinchcliffe (133 points, 67 comments)
    10. Fernando Alonso entered 3 races in 2019, all failed to reach full distance because of the rain. Wet Indy 500 incoming? (133 points, 45 comments)
  5. 3384 points, 16 submissions: NFS_Jacob
    1. Alexander Rossi on Instagram: "This is weird" (384 points, 28 comments)
    2. Codemasters aquires Slightly mad studios (Project Cars), which gives them the Indycar license for the first time since 2004. (355 points, 71 comments)
    3. NBC getting an early start on Indianapolis 500 promotion. Absolutely awesome. (329 points, 21 comments)
    4. The 2019 Indianapolis 500 spotter guide. (320 points, 73 comments)
    5. I made Alonso's 2019 INDY500 livery, in Forza Horizon 4. (286 points, 27 comments)
    6. Alonso is at TMS! (269 points, 33 comments)
    7. Mark Reuss will get back behind the wheel of a pace car at the DetroitGP tomorrow, following his pace car crash last year. (198 points, 39 comments)
    8. FOR SALE (189 points, 35 comments)
    9. Alonso confirms he will attempt the Indianapolis 500 again on Instagram. (181 points, 44 comments)
    10. 'Indycar drivers in the field' - Rolex 24 @ Daytona (153 points, 34 comments)
  6. 3058 points, 21 submissions: JoeyBACON
    1. content (279 points, 29 comments)
    2. Meyer Shank Racing announce a full season program for Jack Harvey in 2020, partnering with Andretti Technologies (277 points, 73 comments)
    3. McLaren Racing unveils Indy 500 livery (269 points, 88 comments)
    4. [Jim Ayello, IndyStar] Sources: McLaren pursuing Colton Herta, full-season partnership with IndyCar team for 2020 (217 points, 104 comments)
    5. I stopped by Nazareth Speedway again today and took a bunch of photos. (WARNING: This compilation contains "sensitive" words in graffiti and some terribly focused indoor photos.) (176 points, 65 comments)
    6. Acura Announced as Title Sponsor of Grand Prix of Long Beach (156 points, 23 comments)
    7. McLaren, Carlin forge alliance as Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 program comes together (139 points, 44 comments)
    8. Felix Rosenqvist on Twitter: "Even if I have had some highlights this year it’s probably been the worst start of a season I’ve ever had. It’s always easy to blame things in this sport, but the only thing I can change is myself going forward to the remaining 9 races. Tough times are what defines us!" (129 points, 18 comments)
    9. Sage Karam and Conor Daly will race for Carlin at Iowa (122 points, 34 comments)
    10. Katie Hargitt: I just checked in with @juncosracing & have good news! They have brought in the tub that was used at COTA earlier this season & working to convert it to a Speedway car + here’s what’s cool about @IndyCar, they tell me other teams have offered up spare parts (121 points, 9 comments)
  7. 2759 points, 9 submissions: chaphen17
    1. Seems like Lewis is a fan of Road America (527 points, 145 comments)
    2. NBC got a 0.9 rating for yesterday's race at Road America. Highest ever non Indy 500 NBC rating. (487 points, 122 comments)
    3. IndyCar viewership up 10% this year per NBC. (383 points, 110 comments)
    4. Hinch and Rossi will race the Bathurst 1000 later this year together. (338 points, 56 comments)
    5. NBC averaged 1.072 million viewers for yesterday’s race up 37% from last year which is highest amount of viewers since inaugural race in 2014 and peaked at 1.414 million viewers. (277 points, 79 comments)
    6. Good stuff between Alex Rossi and Marco Andretti (268 points, 43 comments)
    7. Richmond to have a press conference next Tuesday to announce 2020 IndyCar race. (232 points, 77 comments)
    8. NBCSN earned 442,000 viewers for Sunday's NTT IndyCar Series race at Long Beach, up 18% from 376,000 for last year's race. (146 points, 21 comments)
    9. James Hinchcliffe to appear in ESPN Mag Body Issue (101 points, 39 comments)
  8. 2429 points, 12 submissions: tylerscott5
    1. Newly released Spotter Guide for the GP of Conor (446 points, 38 comments)
    2. Larger photo of Simon’s Penske Truck Rental livery for Pocono (266 points, 31 comments)
    3. Josef Newgarden’s new XPEL livery for the Indycar GP & Texas (255 points, 20 comments)
    4. New Indiana licenses will have an IndyCar featured (236 points, 41 comments)
    5. “When NASCAR comes to the Brickyard, it’s like renting an Airbnb. But when here during (Indy) 500 week, it feels like the owner is home.” - Dale Jr. (235 points, 85 comments)
    6. Toronto Spotter’s Guide includes Robert Wickens! (185 points, 12 comments)
    7. Schmidt-Peterson to become “Arrow SPM”, as Arrow steps up to sponsor both cars this season (162 points, 36 comments)
    8. TIL – Ryan Hunter-Reay drove a GoDaddy.com car at Milwaukee in 2011 (151 points, 19 comments)
    9. Conor Daly with a OMP firesuit, has typically worn AlpineStars. Andretti drivers wear OMP (141 points, 24 comments)
    10. Acura NSX (prepped by ARROW) that Robert Wickens will drive at Toronto (121 points, 24 comments)
  9. 2212 points, 11 submissions: LionHeart_1990
    1. Aeroscreen in the Rain (375 points, 52 comments)
    2. Give This Man A Ride (371 points, 11 comments)
    3. Aeroscreen Road Course Test (287 points, 102 comments)
    4. Mario Andretti on Pocono-IndyCar debate: ‘Pocono is not for sissies’ (196 points, 137 comments)
    5. Wickens will be at St Pete! (191 points, 36 comments)
    6. Photo by John Duquenne (188 points, 45 comments)
    7. Hulkenberg Partial Season on the Table with ECR (157 points, 58 comments)
    8. Mario Andretti Angry, Disappointed about IndyCar Not Returning to Pocono (125 points, 73 comments)
    9. MILLER: Eating crow over Laguna finale, and loving it (113 points, 40 comments)
    10. Newgarden Onboard at the Roval (109 points, 34 comments)
  10. 2012 points, 8 submissions: IndyBot
    1. [Race Thread] - 2019 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (1087 points, 7950 comments)
    2. [Post-Race Thread] - 2019 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (245 points, 1326 comments)
    3. [Race Thread] - 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (134 points, 2765 comments)
    4. [Race Thread] - 2019 Iowa 300 (125 points, 3320 comments)
    5. [Practice/Qual Thread] 103rd Indianapolis 500 - Pole Day / Bump Day, Sunday, May 18, 2019 (108 points, 2887 comments)
    6. [Race Thread] - 2019 INDYCAR Classic (108 points, 2160 comments)
    7. [Race Thread] - 2019 ABC Supply 500 (107 points, 3192 comments)
    8. [Race Thread] - 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey (98 points, 1720 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. 25Tab (5213 points, 360 comments)
  2. Gigaholden (4015 points, 219 comments)
  3. jacoobz (3348 points, 336 comments)
  4. JoeyBACON (3324 points, 230 comments)
  5. InvisibleTeeth (3195 points, 305 comments)
  6. minardif1 (3128 points, 226 comments)
  7. LionHeart_1990 (3111 points, 197 comments)
  8. mixduptransistor (2907 points, 244 comments)
  9. NFS_Jacob (2883 points, 211 comments)
  10. KRacer52 (2771 points, 221 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. [Race Thread] - 2019 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 by IndyBot (1087 points, 7950 comments)
  2. I filmed the 2019 Road America Grand Prix with a Super8 camera from 1968 by Nicksabeast (769 points, 102 comments)
  3. All the best to Mr. and Mrs. Wickens! by nolnogax (713 points, 22 comments)
  4. BREAKING NEWS: Roger Penske buys up another popular racing series by WyndiMan (661 points, 58 comments)
  5. Tribute to Hubert by CannonFodderF1 (631 points, 18 comments)
  6. I like indycar by madman1101 (620 points, 87 comments)
  7. Let’s Remember 2 time Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon who we lost 8 years ago today. by MSchumi101 (600 points, 58 comments)
  8. I love both but the meme was there by ritwht (556 points, 42 comments)
  9. Wickens stands unassisted! by SmellsLikeTat2 (556 points, 38 comments)
  10. Graham Rahal IndyCar in the Rain Is Just a Thing of Beauty by volfan1983xxx (540 points, 33 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 300 points: MPCurry's comment in This just now in my inbox: The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series to Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation
  2. 290 points: BrandonFeeley's comment in Wickens on Pocono Lap 1 crash
  3. 279 points: The3rdjj's comment in IndyCar goes hybrid in 2022
  4. 235 points: yankeesfan033's comment in I like indycar
  5. 233 points: tylerscott5's comment in This just now in my inbox: The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series to Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation
  6. 211 points: murphyslaaawl's comment in INDYCAR announces plan for cockpit protection innovation
  7. 207 points: FukushimaBlinkie's comment in This just now in my inbox: The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series to Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation
  8. 207 points: darthairbox's comment in Adam Stern: "Simon Pagenaud & Roger Penske visit the White House and meet with President Donald Trump."
  9. 201 points: Never__Daunted's comment in What are we going to be angry about for Barber?
  10. 197 points: taffer8's comment in NBC got a 0.9 rating for yesterday's race at Road America. Highest ever non Indy 500 NBC rating.
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2019.12.31 12:20 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: INDYCAR top posts from 2018-12-30 to 2019-12-28 22:02 PDT

Period: 363.69 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 40679
Rate (per day) 2.75 111.35
Unique Redditors 503 4575
Combined Score 186496 362804

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5820 points, 36 submissions: Ryan_Holman
    1. IndyCar will be increasing involvement in video games and esports (318 points, 124 comments)
    2. Sam Hornish, Jr. won the first race after 9/11, Texas in 2001, using a special tribute paint scheme (293 points, 26 comments)
    3. The Firehawk looks on with great interest (231 points, 16 comments)
    4. Forgotten Rides Friday: At Detroit in 2015, Tony Kanaan drove the Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour car, finishing 20th and 13th in the two races (230 points, 52 comments)
    5. Robert Wickens returns to his house for the first-time since his crash at Pocono last year (229 points, 11 comments)
    6. Flashback Friday to Gil de Ferran posting a closed course speed record qualifying run of 241.428 miles per hour, during qualifying at Fontana in 2000 (214 points, 55 comments)
    7. TIL that Motley Crue lead vocalist Vince Neil started four Indy Lights races in 1992, getting a best finish of 10th place at Milwaukee (202 points, 45 comments)
    8. In honor of the late Junior Johnson, here is when he attempted the Indianapolis 500 in 1963 (197 points, 7 comments)
    9. Forgotten Rides Friday: at Pocono in 2016, Conor Daly drove a tribute car to his then-recently deceased teammate Bryan Clauson, Daly started 20th and finished 16th (193 points, 9 comments)
    10. Forgotten Rides Friday: Justin Wilson drove The Rolling Stones car at the 2015 Indianapolis 500, finishing 21st after starting 6th (192 points, 23 comments)
  2. 4438 points, 31 submissions: TheResurrection
    1. Robert Wickens continuing to be the badass that he is. (324 points, 12 comments)
    2. [OT] The parade lap for the Little 500 in Anderson, Indiana! (293 points, 20 comments)
    3. Mario Andretti says no to guaranteed spots at Indy 500 (233 points, 21 comments)
    4. Marco Andretti's livery for the 2019 Indy 500! It's a beautiful tribute to Mario! (223 points, 72 comments)
    5. Watching the Premier League this morning and just saw this banner come across the TV for the IndyCar season opener! (216 points, 17 comments)
    6. [OT] Jimmie Johnson announces retirement from NASCAR after 2020 season (204 points, 75 comments)
    7. Robert Wickens and his fiance, Karli Woods, will be on Good Morning America tomorrow. (165 points, 14 comments)
    8. Australian Supercars Champion, Scott McLaughlin, to test Team Penske IndyCar (150 points, 38 comments)
    9. IndyCar has removed Verizon from their logo on all of their social media (148 points, 76 comments)
    10. [OT] Ryan Briscoe joins Renger van der Zande full-time at WTR. Scott Dixon and Kamui Kobayashi will join them at the Rolex 24. (143 points, 17 comments)
  3. 4315 points, 21 submissions: volfan1983xxx
    1. Graham Rahal IndyCar in the Rain Is Just a Thing of Beauty (540 points, 33 comments)
    2. Dario Franchitti wining the 96th Indianapolis 500 as Sato spins in Turn One (412 points, 57 comments)
    3. The Jacques Villeneuve 1994 CART IndyCar always was a good looking Race Car (307 points, 30 comments)
    4. This Art of Formula One's Nigel Mansell outbraking Emerson Fittipaldi on his way to victory in his Indycar Debut at Surfer's Paradise, Australia is just So Good (278 points, 20 comments)
    5. Hope Everyone Has a Great 4th of July/Independence day 🇺🇸😎🇺🇸 (256 points, 11 comments)
    6. RIP to the racer & racing safely innovator Bill Simpson which made his only start in the 1974 Indianapolis 500, Simpson finished 13th but his inventions in racing safely has done more to save racers than almost anyone else (203 points, 10 comments)
    7. Remember Mark Donohue on the anniversary of his death (198 points, 22 comments)
    8. The Old School IndyCars on display at the 2019 PRI show in the Indiana Convention Center (196 points, 12 comments)
    9. Tony Stewart wining the IRL Indycar series Championship driving for John Menard for ThrowBack Thursday (193 points, 28 comments)
    10. It’s ThrowBack Thursday So Here is Conor Daly IndyCar At Laguna Seca & was one of the best looking cars of 2019 (184 points, 6 comments)
  4. 3503 points, 23 submissions: Joseki100
    1. Zak did it again (295 points, 51 comments)
    2. Thanks to the McLaren shitshow at the Indy 500, Fernando Alonso was classified last in a championship for the first time in his motorsport career (276 points, 29 comments)
    3. Absolutely not forgotten ride: Alonso skipping the most important F1 GP to contest the Indy 500 with Andretti in 2017, a combo that I wish we could see again at the brickyard. (272 points, 56 comments)
    4. Zak Brown: "I cannot think of a better owner than Roger Penske and his corporation to ensure the growth and future of IndyCar. His business acumen and dedication to the sport and passion for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are second to none. High confidence in IndyCar's bright future." (253 points, 44 comments)
    5. McLaren's Twitter PR: "Is IMS the friendliest place on earth? I really think it could be. Other team members, fans, etc etc. EVERYBODY stops for a chat/offers you a lift if you’re not cool enough to have a golf ‘cart’ and it’s just the best vibe." (251 points, 29 comments)
    6. McLaren will debut on April 9th at Texas Motor Speedway (220 points, 30 comments)
    7. Not unexpected or surprising in any way, but Alonso confirmed yesterday he will contest in the 2020 Indy 500 (172 points, 54 comments)
    8. Juncos passed pre quali tech inspection (147 points, 23 comments)
    9. A statement from Hinchcliffe (133 points, 67 comments)
    10. Fernando Alonso entered 3 races in 2019, all failed to reach full distance because of the rain. Wet Indy 500 incoming? (133 points, 45 comments)
  5. 3384 points, 16 submissions: NFS_Jacob
    1. Alexander Rossi on Instagram: "This is weird" (384 points, 28 comments)
    2. Codemasters aquires Slightly mad studios (Project Cars), which gives them the Indycar license for the first time since 2004. (355 points, 71 comments)
    3. NBC getting an early start on Indianapolis 500 promotion. Absolutely awesome. (329 points, 21 comments)
    4. The 2019 Indianapolis 500 spotter guide. (320 points, 73 comments)
    5. I made Alonso's 2019 INDY500 livery, in Forza Horizon 4. (286 points, 27 comments)
    6. Alonso is at TMS! (269 points, 33 comments)
    7. Mark Reuss will get back behind the wheel of a pace car at the DetroitGP tomorrow, following his pace car crash last year. (198 points, 39 comments)
    8. FOR SALE (189 points, 35 comments)
    9. Alonso confirms he will attempt the Indianapolis 500 again on Instagram. (181 points, 44 comments)
    10. 'Indycar drivers in the field' - Rolex 24 @ Daytona (153 points, 34 comments)
  6. 3058 points, 21 submissions: JoeyBACON
    1. content (279 points, 29 comments)
    2. Meyer Shank Racing announce a full season program for Jack Harvey in 2020, partnering with Andretti Technologies (277 points, 73 comments)
    3. McLaren Racing unveils Indy 500 livery (269 points, 88 comments)
    4. [Jim Ayello, IndyStar] Sources: McLaren pursuing Colton Herta, full-season partnership with IndyCar team for 2020 (217 points, 104 comments)
    5. I stopped by Nazareth Speedway again today and took a bunch of photos. (WARNING: This compilation contains "sensitive" words in graffiti and some terribly focused indoor photos.) (176 points, 65 comments)
    6. Acura Announced as Title Sponsor of Grand Prix of Long Beach (156 points, 23 comments)
    7. McLaren, Carlin forge alliance as Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 program comes together (139 points, 44 comments)
    8. Felix Rosenqvist on Twitter: "Even if I have had some highlights this year it’s probably been the worst start of a season I’ve ever had. It’s always easy to blame things in this sport, but the only thing I can change is myself going forward to the remaining 9 races. Tough times are what defines us!" (129 points, 18 comments)
    9. Sage Karam and Conor Daly will race for Carlin at Iowa (122 points, 34 comments)
    10. Katie Hargitt: I just checked in with @juncosracing & have good news! They have brought in the tub that was used at COTA earlier this season & working to convert it to a Speedway car + here’s what’s cool about @IndyCar, they tell me other teams have offered up spare parts (121 points, 9 comments)
  7. 2759 points, 9 submissions: chaphen17
    1. Seems like Lewis is a fan of Road America (527 points, 145 comments)
    2. NBC got a 0.9 rating for yesterday's race at Road America. Highest ever non Indy 500 NBC rating. (487 points, 122 comments)
    3. IndyCar viewership up 10% this year per NBC. (383 points, 110 comments)
    4. Hinch and Rossi will race the Bathurst 1000 later this year together. (338 points, 56 comments)
    5. NBC averaged 1.072 million viewers for yesterday’s race up 37% from last year which is highest amount of viewers since inaugural race in 2014 and peaked at 1.414 million viewers. (277 points, 79 comments)
    6. Good stuff between Alex Rossi and Marco Andretti (268 points, 43 comments)
    7. Richmond to have a press conference next Tuesday to announce 2020 IndyCar race. (232 points, 77 comments)
    8. NBCSN earned 442,000 viewers for Sunday's NTT IndyCar Series race at Long Beach, up 18% from 376,000 for last year's race. (146 points, 21 comments)
    9. James Hinchcliffe to appear in ESPN Mag Body Issue (101 points, 39 comments)
  8. 2429 points, 12 submissions: tylerscott5
    1. Newly released Spotter Guide for the GP of Conor (446 points, 38 comments)
    2. Larger photo of Simon’s Penske Truck Rental livery for Pocono (266 points, 31 comments)
    3. Josef Newgarden’s new XPEL livery for the Indycar GP & Texas (255 points, 20 comments)
    4. New Indiana licenses will have an IndyCar featured (236 points, 41 comments)
    5. “When NASCAR comes to the Brickyard, it’s like renting an Airbnb. But when here during (Indy) 500 week, it feels like the owner is home.” - Dale Jr. (235 points, 85 comments)
    6. Toronto Spotter’s Guide includes Robert Wickens! (185 points, 12 comments)
    7. Schmidt-Peterson to become “Arrow SPM”, as Arrow steps up to sponsor both cars this season (162 points, 36 comments)
    8. TIL – Ryan Hunter-Reay drove a GoDaddy.com car at Milwaukee in 2011 (151 points, 19 comments)
    9. Conor Daly with a OMP firesuit, has typically worn AlpineStars. Andretti drivers wear OMP (141 points, 24 comments)
    10. Acura NSX (prepped by ARROW) that Robert Wickens will drive at Toronto (121 points, 24 comments)
  9. 2212 points, 11 submissions: LionHeart_1990
    1. Aeroscreen in the Rain (375 points, 52 comments)
    2. Give This Man A Ride (371 points, 11 comments)
    3. Aeroscreen Road Course Test (287 points, 102 comments)
    4. Mario Andretti on Pocono-IndyCar debate: ‘Pocono is not for sissies’ (196 points, 137 comments)
    5. Wickens will be at St Pete! (191 points, 36 comments)
    6. Photo by John Duquenne (188 points, 45 comments)
    7. Hulkenberg Partial Season on the Table with ECR (157 points, 58 comments)
    8. Mario Andretti Angry, Disappointed about IndyCar Not Returning to Pocono (125 points, 73 comments)
    9. MILLER: Eating crow over Laguna finale, and loving it (113 points, 40 comments)
    10. Newgarden Onboard at the Roval (109 points, 34 comments)
  10. 2012 points, 8 submissions: IndyBot
    1. [Race Thread] - 2019 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (1087 points, 7950 comments)
    2. [Post-Race Thread] - 2019 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 (245 points, 1326 comments)
    3. [Race Thread] - 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (134 points, 2765 comments)
    4. [Race Thread] - 2019 Iowa 300 (125 points, 3320 comments)
    5. [Practice/Qual Thread] 103rd Indianapolis 500 - Pole Day / Bump Day, Sunday, May 18, 2019 (108 points, 2887 comments)
    6. [Race Thread] - 2019 INDYCAR Classic (108 points, 2160 comments)
    7. [Race Thread] - 2019 ABC Supply 500 (107 points, 3192 comments)
    8. [Race Thread] - 2019 Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey (98 points, 1720 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. 25Tab (5213 points, 360 comments)
  2. Gigaholden (4015 points, 219 comments)
  3. jacoobz (3348 points, 336 comments)
  4. JoeyBACON (3324 points, 230 comments)
  5. InvisibleTeeth (3195 points, 305 comments)
  6. minardif1 (3128 points, 226 comments)
  7. LionHeart_1990 (3111 points, 197 comments)
  8. mixduptransistor (2907 points, 244 comments)
  9. NFS_Jacob (2883 points, 211 comments)
  10. KRacer52 (2771 points, 221 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. [Race Thread] - 2019 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 by IndyBot (1087 points, 7950 comments)
  2. I filmed the 2019 Road America Grand Prix with a Super8 camera from 1968 by Nicksabeast (769 points, 102 comments)
  3. All the best to Mr. and Mrs. Wickens! by nolnogax (713 points, 22 comments)
  4. BREAKING NEWS: Roger Penske buys up another popular racing series by WyndiMan (661 points, 58 comments)
  5. Tribute to Hubert by CannonFodderF1 (631 points, 18 comments)
  6. I like indycar by madman1101 (620 points, 87 comments)
  7. Let’s Remember 2 time Indy 500 Champion Dan Wheldon who we lost 8 years ago today. by MSchumi101 (600 points, 58 comments)
  8. I love both but the meme was there by ritwht (556 points, 42 comments)
  9. Wickens stands unassisted! by SmellsLikeTat2 (556 points, 38 comments)
  10. Graham Rahal IndyCar in the Rain Is Just a Thing of Beauty by volfan1983xxx (540 points, 33 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 300 points: MPCurry's comment in This just now in my inbox: The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series to Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation
  2. 290 points: BrandonFeeley's comment in Wickens on Pocono Lap 1 crash
  3. 279 points: The3rdjj's comment in IndyCar goes hybrid in 2022
  4. 235 points: yankeesfan033's comment in I like indycar
  5. 233 points: tylerscott5's comment in This just now in my inbox: The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series to Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation
  6. 211 points: murphyslaaawl's comment in INDYCAR announces plan for cockpit protection innovation
  7. 207 points: FukushimaBlinkie's comment in This just now in my inbox: The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company are announcing the sale of the company and certain subsidiaries, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series to Penske Entertainment Corp., a subsidiary of Penske Corporation
  8. 207 points: darthairbox's comment in Adam Stern: "Simon Pagenaud & Roger Penske visit the White House and meet with President Donald Trump."
  9. 201 points: Never__Daunted's comment in What are we going to be angry about for Barber?
  10. 197 points: taffer8's comment in NBC got a 0.9 rating for yesterday's race at Road America. Highest ever non Indy 500 NBC rating.
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2019.11.24 11:25 TohTree AITA for having our wedding the same day as my brother and father bond over a car race?

Curious to see what everyone thinks, we’re light heartily talking about it as a family but open to hearing your thoughts.
Just got engaged recently and beginning the wedding planning process. Picking a date and venue, both my partner and I love Saturday the 10th of October next year (10/10/2020). We are in Australia so it will be spring time.
My Brother who I am very close with and will be a groomsmen has been planning to go to Bathurst weekend (The most famous V8 race in Australia, happens once a year) with our father and cousin for many years now. It’s always just been talk but now have decided 2020 is the year that it will happen. My brother has done some small planning but no payments have been made as of yet.
You can probably see where this is going. Bathurst is on the same weekend my partner and I really want our wedding.
Are We The Assholes if we asked them to delay their trip another year so we can have our wedding on the weekend we want.
Extra Background. Neither my brother or father are massive car guys, our family only ever watch that one race and it’s only on the tv in the background.
Also. It’s my Dads 60th birthday in 2021 and my partner and I are currently talking about getting him tickets to go that year as a gift.
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2019.10.21 03:08 MarleyEngvall sgt. pepper's lonely heart has been created

By Robert Bloch A TOY FOR JULIETTE JULIETTE ENTERED her bedroom, smiling, and a thousand Juliettes smiled back at her. For all the walls were paneled with mirrors, and the ceiling was set with inlaid panes that reflected her image. Wherever she glanced she could see the blonde curls framing the sensitive features of a face that was a radiant amalgam of both child and angel; a striking contrast to the rich, ripe revelation of he body in the filmy robe. But Juliette wasn't smiling at herself. She smiled because she knew that Grandfather was back, and he brought her another toy. In just a few moments it would be decontaminated and delivered, and she wanted to be ready. Juliette turned the ring on her finger and the mirrors dimmed. Another turn would darken the room entirely; a twist in the opposite direction would bring them blazing into brilliance. It was all a matter of choice——but then, that was the secret of life. To choose, for pleasure. And what was her pleasure tonight? Juliette advanced to one of the mirror panels and passed her hand before it. The glass slid to one side, revealing the niche behind it; the coffin-shaped opening in the solid rock, with the boot and thumbscrews set at the proper heights. For a moment she hesitated; she hadn't played that game in years. Another time, perhaps. Juliette waved her hand and the mirror moved to cover the opening again. She wandered along the row of panels, gesturing as she walked, pausing to inspect what was behind each mirror in turn. Here was the rack, there the stocks with the barbed whips resting against the darkstained wood. And here was the dissecting table, hundreds of years old, with its quaint instruments; behind the next panel, the electrical prods and wires that produced such weird grimaces and contortions of agony, to say nothing of screams. Of course the screams didn't matter in a soundproofed room. Juliette moved to the side wall and waved her hand again; the obedient glass slid away and she stared at a plaything she'd almost forgotten. It was one of the first things Grandfather had ever given her, and it was very old, almost like a mummy case. What had he called it? The Iron Maiden of Nuremberg, that was it——with the sharpened steel spikes set inside the lid. You chained a man inside, and you turned the little crank that closed the lid, ever so slowly, and the spikes pierced the wrists and the elbows, the ankles and the knees, the groin and the eyes. You had to be careful not to get excited and turn too quickly, or you'd spoil the fun. Grandfather had shown her how it worked, the first time he brought her a real live toy. But then, Grandfather had shown her everything. He'd taught her all she knew, for he was very wise. He'd even given her her name——Juliette——from one of the old-fashioned printed books he'd discovered by the philosopher De Sade. Grandfather had brought the book from the Past. just as he'd brought the playthings for her. He was the only one who had access to the Past, because he owned the Traveler. The traveler was a very ingenious mechanism, capable of attaining vibrational frequencies which freed it from the time-bind. At rest, it was just a big square boxlike shape, the size of a small room. But when Grandfather took over the controls and the oscillation started, the box would blur and disappear. It was still there, Grandfather said——at least, the matrix remained as a fixed point in space and time—— but anything or anyone within the square could move freely into the Past to wherever the controls were programmed. Of course they would be invisible when they arrived, but that was actually an advantage, particularly when it came to finding things and bringing them back. Grandfather had brought back some very interesting objects from almost mythical places——the great library of Alexandria, the Pyramid of Cheops, the Kremlin, the Vatican, Fort Knox——all the storehouses of treasure and knowledge which existed thousands of years ago. He liked to go to that part of the Past, the period before the thermonuclear wars and the robotic ages, and collect things. Of course, books and jewels and metals were useless, except to an antiquarian, but Grandfather was a romanticist and loved the olden times. It was strange to think of him owning the Traveler, but of course he hadn't actually created it. Juliette's father was really the one who built it, and Grandfather took possession of it after her father died. Juliette suspected Grandfather had killed her father and mother when she was just a baby, but she could never be sure. Not that it mattered; Grandfather was always very good to her, and besides, soon he would die and she'd own the Traveler herself. They used to joke about it frequently. "I've made you into a monster," he'd say. "And someday you'll end up destroying me. After which, of course, you'll go on to destroy the entire world——or what little remains of it." "Aren't you afraid?" she'd tease. Certainly not. That's my dream——the destruction of everything. An end to all this sterile decadence. Do you realize that at one time there were more than three billion inhabitants on this planet? And now, less than three thousand! Less than three thousand, shut up inside these Domes, prisoners of themselves and sealed away forever, thanks to the sins of the fathers who poisoned not only the outside world but outer space by meddling with the atomic order of the universe. Humanity is virtually extinct already; you will merely hasten the finale." "But couldn't we go back to another time, in the Traveler?" she asked. "Back to what time? The continuum is changeless; one event leads inexorably to another, all links in a chain which binds us to the present and its inevitable end in destruction. We'd have temporary individual survival, yes, but to no purpose. And none of us are fitted to survive in a more primitive environment. So let us stay here and take what pleasure we can from the moment. My pleasure is to be the sole user and possessor of the Traveler. And yours, Julilette——" Grandfather laughed then. They both laughed, because they knew what her pleasure was. Juliette killed her first toy when she was eleven——a little boy. It had been brought to her as a special gift from Grandfather, from somewhere in the Past, for elementary sex play. But it wouldn't cooperate, and she lost her temper and beat it to death with a steel rod. So Grandfather brought her an older toy, with brown skin, and it cooperated very well, but in the end she tired of it and one day when it was sleeping in her bed she tied it down and found a knife. Experimenting a little before it died, Juliette discovered new sources of pleasure, and of course Grandfather found out. That's when he'd christened her "Juliette"; he seemed to approve most highly, and from then on he brought her the playthings she kept behind the mirrors in her bedroom. And on his restless roving into the Past he brought her new toys. Being invisible, he could find them for her almost anywhere on his travels——all he did was to use a stunner and transport them when he returned. Of course each toy had to be very carefully decontaminated; the Past was teeming with strange microorganisms. But once the toys were properly antiseptic they were turned over to Juliette for her pleasure, and during the past seven years she had enjoyed herself. It was always delicious, the moment of anticipation before a new toy arrived. What would it be like? Grandfather was most considerate; mainly, he made sure that the toys he brought her could speak and understand Anglish——or "English," as they used to call it in the Past. Verbal communication was often important, particularly if Juliette wanted to follow the precepts of the philosopher De Sade and enjoy some form of sex relation before going on to keener pleasures. But there was still the guessing beforehand. Would the toy be young or old, wild or tame, male or female? She'd had all kinds, and every possible combination. Sometimes she kept them alive for days before tiring of them——or before the subtleties of which she was capable caused them to expire. At other times she wanted it to happen quickly; tonight, for example, she knew she could be soothed only by the most primitive and direct action. Once Juliette realized this, she stopped playing with her mirror panels and went directly to the big bed. She pulled back the coverlet, groped under the pillow until she felt it. Yes, it was still there——the big knife with the long, cruel blade. She knew what she would do now: take the toy to bed with her and then, at precisely the proper moment, combine her pleasures. If she could time her knife thrust—— She shivered with anticipation, then with impatience. What kind of toy would it be? She remembered the suave, cool one——Benjamin Bathurst was his name, an English diplomat from the time of what Grandfather called the Napoleonic Wars. Oh, he'd been suave an cool enough, until she beguiled him with her body, into the bed. And there'd been that American aviatrix from slightly later on in the Past, and once, as a very special treat, the entire crew of a sailing vessel called the Marie Celeste. They had lasted for weeks! Strangely enough, she'd even read about some of her toys afterwards. Because when Grandfather approached them with his stunner and brought them here, they disappeared forever from the Past, and if they were in any way known or important in their time, such disappearances were noted. And some of Grandfather's books had accounts of the "mysterious vanishing" which took place and was, of course, never explained. How delicious it all was! Juliette patted the pillow back into place and slid the knife under it. She couldn't wait, now; what was delaying things? She forced herself to move to a vent and depress the sprayer, shedding her robe as the perfumed mist bathed her body. It was the final allurement——but why didn't her toy arrive? Suddenly Grandfather's voice came over the auditor. "I'm sending you a little surprise, dearest." That's what he always said; it was part of the game. Juliette depressed the communicator-toggle. "Don't tease," she begged. "Tell me what it's like." "An Englishman. Late Victorian Era. Very prim and proper, by the looks of him." "Young? Handsome?" "Passable." Grandfather chuckled. "Your appetites betray you, dearest." "Who is it——someone from the books?" "I wouldn't know the name. We found no identification during the decontamination. But from his dress and manner, and the little black bag he carried when I discovered him so early in the morning, I'd judge him to be a physician returning from an emergency call." Juliette knew about "physicians" from her reading of course; just as she knew what "Victorian" meant. Somehow the combination seemed exactly right. "Prim and proper?" She giggled. "Then I'm afraid its due for a shock." Grandfather laughed. "You have something in mind, I take it." "Yes." "Can I watch?" "Please——not this time." "Very well." "Don't be mad, darling. I love you." Juliette switched off. Just in time, too, because the door was opening and the toy came in. She stared at it, realizing that Grandfather had told the truth. The toy was a male of thirty-odd years, attractive but by no means handsome. It couldn't be, in that dark garb and those ridiculous side whiskers. There was something almost depressingly refined and mannered about it, an air of embarrassed repression. And of course, when it caught sight of Juliette in her revealing robe, and the bed surrounded by mirrors, it actually began to blush. That reaction won Juliette completely. A blushing Victorian, with the build of a bull——and unaware that this was the slaughterhouse! It was so amusing she couldn't restrain herself; she moved forward at once and put her arms around it. "Who——who are you? Where am I?" The usual questions, voiced in the usual way. Ordinarily, Juliette would have amused herself by parrying with answers designed to tantalize and titillate her victim. But tonight she felt an urgency which only increased as she embraced the toy and pressed it back toward the waiting bed. The toy began to breathe heavily, responding. But it was still bewildered. "Tell me——I don't understand. Am I alive? Or is this heaven?" Juliette's robe fell open as she lay back. "You're alive, darling," she murmured. "Wonderfully alive." She laughed as she began to prove the statement. "But closer to heaven than you think." And to prove that statement, her free hand slid under the pillow and groped for the waiting knife. But the knife wasn't there any more. Somehow it had already found its way into the toy's hand. And the toy wasn't prim an proper any longer, its face was something glimpsed in a nightmare. Just a glimpse, before the blinding blur of the knife blade, as it came down, again and again and again—— The room, of course, was soundproof, and there was plenty of time. They didn't discover what was left of Juliette's body for several days. Back in London, after the final mysterious murder in the early morning hours, they never did find Jack the Ripper. . . . Afterword A NUMBER OF YEARS have passed since I sat down at the typewriter one gloomy winter day and wrote "Your Truly, Jack the Ripper" for magazine publication. The magazine in which it appeared gave up its ghost, and interest in ghosts, a long time ago. But somehow my little story seems to have survived. It has since pursued me in reprint, collections, anthologies, foreign translations, radio broadcasts and television. So when Harlan Ellison proposed that I do a story and suggested, "What about Jack the Ripper in the future?" I was capable of only one response. You've just read it. 
From Partners in Wonder, by Harlan Ellison, et al. Walker & Company, New York, 1971. pp. 119—134.
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By Robert Bloch A TOY FOR JULIETTE JULIETTE ENTERED her bedroom, smiling, and a thousand Juliettes smiled back at her. For all the walls were paneled with mirrors, and the ceiling was set with inlaid panes that reflected her image. Wherever she glanced she could see the blonde curls framing the sensitive features of a face that was a radiant amalgam of both child and angel; a striking contrast to the rich, ripe revelation of he body in the filmy robe. But Juliette wasn't smiling at herself. She smiled because she knew that Grandfather was back, and he brought her another toy. In just a few moments it would be decontaminated and delivered, and she wanted to be ready. Juliette turned the ring on her finger and the mirrors dimmed. Another turn would darken the room entirely; a twist in the opposite direction would bring them blazing into brilliance. It was all a matter of choice——but then, that was the secret of life. To choose, for pleasure. And what was her pleasure tonight? Juliette advanced to one of the mirror panels and passed her hand before it. The glass slid to one side, revealing the niche behind it; the coffin-shaped opening in the solid rock, with the boot and thumbscrews set at the proper heights. For a moment she hesitated; she hadn't played that game in years. Another time, perhaps. Juliette waved her hand and the mirror moved to cover the opening again. She wandered along the row of panels, gesturing as she walked, pausing to inspect what was behind each mirror in turn. Here was the rack, there the stocks with the barbed whips resting against the darkstained wood. And here was the dissecting table, hundreds of years old, with its quaint instruments; behind the next panel, the electrical prods and wires that produced such weird grimaces and contortions of agony, to say nothing of screams. Of course the screams didn't matter in a soundproofed room. Juliette moved to the side wall and waved her hand again; the obedient glass slid away and she stared at a plaything she'd almost forgotten. It was one of the first things Grandfather had ever given her, and it was very old, almost like a mummy case. What had he called it? The Iron Maiden of Nuremberg, that was it——with the sharpened steel spikes set inside the lid. You chained a man inside, and you turned the little crank that closed the lid, ever so slowly, and the spikes pierced the wrists and the elbows, the ankles and the knees, the groin and the eyes. You had to be careful not to get excited and turn too quickly, or you'd spoil the fun. Grandfather had shown her how it worked, the first time he brought her a real live toy. But then, Grandfather had shown her everything. He'd taught her all she knew, for he was very wise. He'd even given her her name——Juliette——from one of the old-fashioned printed books he'd discovered by the philosopher De Sade. Grandfather had brought the book from the Past. just as he'd brought the playthings for her. He was the only one who had access to the Past, because he owned the Traveler. The traveler was a very ingenious mechanism, capable of attaining vibrational frequencies which freed it from the time-bind. At rest, it was just a big square boxlike shape, the size of a small room. But when Grandfather took over the controls and the oscillation started, the box would blur and disappear. It was still there, Grandfather said——at least, the matrix remained as a fixed point in space and time—— but anything or anyone within the square could move freely into the Past to wherever the controls were programmed. Of course they would be invisible when they arrived, but that was actually an advantage, particularly when it came to finding things and bringing them back. Grandfather had brought back some very interesting objects from almost mythical places——the great library of Alexandria, the Pyramid of Cheops, the Kremlin, the Vatican, Fort Knox——all the storehouses of treasure and knowledge which existed thousands of years ago. He liked to go to that part of the Past, the period before the thermonuclear wars and the robotic ages, and collect things. Of course, books and jewels and metals were useless, except to an antiquarian, but Grandfather was a romanticist and loved the olden times. It was strange to think of him owning the Traveler, but of course he hadn't actually created it. Juliette's father was really the one who built it, and Grandfather took possession of it after her father died. Juliette suspected Grandfather had killed her father and mother when she was just a baby, but she could never be sure. Not that it mattered; Grandfather was always very good to her, and besides, soon he would die and she'd own the Traveler herself. They used to joke about it frequently. "I've made you into a monster," he'd say. "And someday you'll end up destroying me. After which, of course, you'll go on to destroy the entire world——or what little remains of it." "Aren't you afraid?" she'd tease. Certainly not. That's my dream——the destruction of everything. An end to all this sterile decadence. Do you realize that at one time there were more than three billion inhabitants on this planet? And now, less than three thousand! Less than three thousand, shut up inside these Domes, prisoners of themselves and sealed away forever, thanks to the sins of the fathers who poisoned not only the outside world but outer space by meddling with the atomic order of the universe. Humanity is virtually extinct already; you will merely hasten the finale." "But couldn't we go back to another time, in the Traveler?" she asked. "Back to what time? The continuum is changeless; one event leads inexorably to another, all links in a chain which binds us to the present and its inevitable end in destruction. We'd have temporary individual survival, yes, but to no purpose. And none of us are fitted to survive in a more primitive environment. So let us stay here and take what pleasure we can from the moment. My pleasure is to be the sole user and possessor of the Traveler. And yours, Julilette——" Grandfather laughed then. They both laughed, because they knew what her pleasure was. Juliette killed her first toy when she was eleven——a little boy. It had been brought to her as a special gift from Grandfather, from somewhere in the Past, for elementary sex play. But it wouldn't cooperate, and she lost her temper and beat it to death with a steel rod. So Grandfather brought her an older toy, with brown skin, and it cooperated very well, but in the end she tired of it and one day when it was sleeping in her bed she tied it down and found a knife. Experimenting a little before it died, Juliette discovered new sources of pleasure, and of course Grandfather found out. That's when he'd christened her "Juliette"; he seemed to approve most highly, and from then on he brought her the playthings she kept behind the mirrors in her bedroom. And on his restless roving into the Past he brought her new toys. Being invisible, he could find them for her almost anywhere on his travels——all he did was to use a stunner and transport them when he returned. Of course each toy had to be very carefully decontaminated; the Past was teeming with strange microorganisms. But once the toys were properly antiseptic they were turned over to Juliette for her pleasure, and during the past seven years she had enjoyed herself. It was always delicious, the moment of anticipation before a new toy arrived. What would it be like? Grandfather was most considerate; mainly, he made sure that the toys he brought her could speak and understand Anglish——or "English," as they used to call it in the Past. Verbal communication was often important, particularly if Juliette wanted to follow the precepts of the philosopher De Sade and enjoy some form of sex relation before going on to keener pleasures. But there was still the guessing beforehand. Would the toy be young or old, wild or tame, male or female? She'd had all kinds, and every possible combination. Sometimes she kept them alive for days before tiring of them——or before the subtleties of which she was capable caused them to expire. At other times she wanted it to happen quickly; tonight, for example, she knew she could be soothed only by the most primitive and direct action. Once Juliette realized this, she stopped playing with her mirror panels and went directly to the big bed. She pulled back the coverlet, groped under the pillow until she felt it. Yes, it was still there——the big knife with the long, cruel blade. She knew what she would do now: take the toy to bed with her and then, at precisely the proper moment, combine her pleasures. If she could time her knife thrust—— She shivered with anticipation, then with impatience. What kind of toy would it be? She remembered the suave, cool one——Benjamin Bathurst was his name, an English diplomat from the time of what Grandfather called the Napoleonic Wars. Oh, he'd been suave an cool enough, until she beguiled him with her body, into the bed. And there'd been that American aviatrix from slightly later on in the Past, and once, as a very special treat, the entire crew of a sailing vessel called the Marie Celeste. They had lasted for weeks! Strangely enough, she'd even read about some of her toys afterwards. Because when Grandfather approached them with his stunner and brought them here, they disappeared forever from the Past, and if they were in any way known or important in their time, such disappearances were noted. And some of Grandfather's books had accounts of the "mysterious vanishing" which took place and was, of course, never explained. How delicious it all was! Juliette patted the pillow back into place and slid the knife under it. She couldn't wait, now; what was delaying things? She forced herself to move to a vent and depress the sprayer, shedding her robe as the perfumed mist bathed her body. It was the final allurement——but why didn't her toy arrive? Suddenly Grandfather's voice came over the auditor. "I'm sending you a little surprise, dearest." That's what he always said; it was part of the game. Juliette depressed the communicator-toggle. "Don't tease," she begged. "Tell me what it's like." "An Englishman. Late Victorian Era. Very prim and proper, by the looks of him." "Young? Handsome?" "Passable." Grandfather chuckled. "Your appetites betray you, dearest." "Who is it——someone from the books?" "I wouldn't know the name. We found no identification during the decontamination. But from his dress and manner, and the little black bag he carried when I discovered him so early in the morning, I'd judge him to be a physician returning from an emergency call." Juliette knew about "physicians" from her reading of course; just as she knew what "Victorian" meant. Somehow the combination seemed exactly right. "Prim and proper?" She giggled. "Then I'm afraid its due for a shock." Grandfather laughed. "You have something in mind, I take it." "Yes." "Can I watch?" "Please——not this time." "Very well." "Don't be mad, darling. I love you." Juliette switched off. Just in time, too, because the door was opening and the toy came in. She stared at it, realizing that Grandfather had told the truth. The toy was a male of thirty-odd years, attractive but by no means handsome. It couldn't be, in that dark garb and those ridiculous side whiskers. There was something almost depressingly refined and mannered about it, an air of embarrassed repression. And of course, when it caught sight of Juliette in her revealing robe, and the bed surrounded by mirrors, it actually began to blush. That reaction won Juliette completely. A blushing Victorian, with the build of a bull——and unaware that this was the slaughterhouse! It was so amusing she couldn't restrain herself; she moved forward at once and put her arms around it. "Who——who are you? Where am I?" The usual questions, voiced in the usual way. Ordinarily, Juliette would have amused herself by parrying with answers designed to tantalize and titillate her victim. But tonight she felt an urgency which only increased as she embraced the toy and pressed it back toward the waiting bed. The toy began to breathe heavily, responding. But it was still bewildered. "Tell me——I don't understand. Am I alive? Or is this heaven?" Juliette's robe fell open as she lay back. "You're alive, darling," she murmured. "Wonderfully alive." She laughed as she began to prove the statement. "But closer to heaven than you think." And to prove that statement, her free hand slid under the pillow and groped for the waiting knife. But the knife wasn't there any more. Somehow it had already found its way into the toy's hand. And the toy wasn't prim an proper any longer, its face was something glimpsed in a nightmare. Just a glimpse, before the blinding blur of the knife blade, as it came down, again and again and again—— The room, of course, was soundproof, and there was plenty of time. They didn't discover what was left of Juliette's body for several days. Back in London, after the final mysterious murder in the early morning hours, they never did find Jack the Ripper. . . . Afterword A NUMBER OF YEARS have passed since I sat down at the typewriter one gloomy winter day and wrote "Your Truly, Jack the Ripper" for magazine publication. The magazine in which it appeared gave up its ghost, and interest in ghosts, a long time ago. But somehow my little story seems to have survived. It has since pursued me in reprint, collections, anthologies, foreign translations, radio broadcasts and television. So when Harlan Ellison proposed that I do a story and suggested, "What about Jack the Ripper in the future?" I was capable of only one response. You've just read it. 
From Partners in Wonder, by Harlan Ellison, et al. Walker & Company, New York, 1971. pp. 119—134.
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2019.10.17 18:21 Victawr EGLX folks! Can host downtown Toronto grinds and shenanigans Friday night.

Hey all!
My smash training partner is a loser and flew to South Korea to be with his girlfriend or some shit so now I've gotta find a way to have fun and grind out some games here in Toronto before eglx.
My place is able to host quite a few downtown (king/Bathurst) on Friday night if anyone is available to come by and get some games in. I'll provide some beers!
Idk if I'm allowed to drink at the venue so I'd rather get liquored and play at my own house before the event instad. Let me know if you're around and able to swing by between 7pm-230am!
I've got one ultimate setup but monitors and TV's for 4. Would love to get some melee in but am currently CRTless.
Thanks from Toronto!
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2019.09.22 18:55 nameless0711 Forza Motorsport 6 Player's Needed! Clean Racing group Being Formed!

Forza MotorSport 6 'Clean Racing' group Being Formed!

Ever since Xbox released Forza MS 6 for free to Gold Members I've become fully immersed within the "Sim"/IRL racing universe… However, I am in my earliest stages of development and only own “Forza MS 6” w/ the DLC(And a bunch of old racing games not worth mentioning). Considering that, I am in dire need of some like minded gamers to practice Racing 'essentials'/"fundamentals" along with.... Any time you are willing to sacrifice or could spare to give me some deeper insights on the nuances of simulated racing... Why even on every track(S-Class) I am roughly 0:10.000sec away from the current World record... Not to brag but I went through the entire S class division and posted times on each full circuit(& a few popular Alt. Circuits for each track) and scored at least anywhere from under under %2 - %1 of the Worldwide scores(Meaning I will not be a waste of your time) ... If you are not interested just pass the word around to anyone who might need a PartneTeammate/Competitor or just someone who is even down just to chill and talk racing while watching Top Gear or some other Racing Simulator(Not that I consider FMS7 a sim whatsoever, But its all I have...smh)
I appreciate your time.... I'm usually on FM6 for 3 or 4 hours a day and usually just leave it AFK.in-between playing... So feel free to message me even if its a few months from now because I plan to continue my aspirations to be able to compete against other Top 'Sim' Racers.... My dream is to actually get a chance to drive some of the incredible "Race-Spec" or even normal production models that continue to astonish myself,and many others, with Automobile-Technologies rapid onset into the status-quo of our American-Automobile ran society.... But I digress...
I am truly fascinated with cars but considering my early Parental Divorce, which caused my dreams of owning a vehicle as many children do, simply deferred, forever it seems... And the lack of a steady Job or even a part time job that does not end in Degrading said individual(Which I've been through more than I'd like to remember),wouldn't even scratch the sort of bills my family I currently have... I'd rather not get into it; But In some sick sort of way I think there is a potential to attempt to access either a group of other highly skilled racers that can impart essential knowledge(NOT THE STUFF JUST ON YOUTUBE... {Been there and done that... Not to say its useless}, Thing is I have questions about specific formula variables that these videos just glance over w/o clearly stating exactly what each variable(i.e. X-1 = Y{X is a variable to solve for Y){In Regards to determining many different Tune measurements... But thats not all...I find it quite off how hard it is to just get a screenshot of a good Tune for a specific type of car class.... Sure would help creating Tunes from scratch if we know the optimal ranges dictated by similar Tunes that are "Locked"? Like I get we cant change them but are you kidding me!? ...
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I have been making detailed lists of [Best Cars/Track(S-Class) w/W.R. & P.B.] and I just finished the 'S'-Class...(*Diagram Below)
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Key : G.P.C.= Grand Prix C. C. = Circuit

*Note - Many of the vehicles that are capable of setting records are not easily controllable resulting in even more that 10sec differences...
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Nurburgring:F.C
WR = 8:10.696(512 BB/LM)
PB = 9:14.219(Ferrari F50)
Tune = RUNIN TINGZ:F50
F.C.*(Rain)
WR = 8:53.950(512 BB/LM)
PB = 10:22.067(Dodge '08)
Tune = TX3 Lightning:speed bea
Nordschleife
WR = 6:32.431(512 BB/LM)
PB = 7:29.970(512 BB/LM)
Tune = RUPTEUR Rs:Nurb 1
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Circuit de Catalunya:F.C.
WR = 1:45.817(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 1:54.589(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = PPS BEASTMODE:blah
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Prague:F.C.
WR = 1:45.286(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 1:57.798(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = PPS BEASTMODE:GOD
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Bernese Alps:Festival C.
WR = 1:38.142(512 BB/LM)
PB = 1:46.026(Dodge Viper '08)
Tune = nyko88:S
Stadtplatz C.
WR = 1:20.232(512 BB/LM)
PB = 1:26.491(Dodge Viper '08)
Tune = nyko88:S
Club C.
WR = 1:13.861(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 1:18.889(Dodge Viper '08)
Tune = nyko88:S
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Laguna Seca:FC
WR = 1:21.450(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 1:32.815(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = PPS BEASTMODE:cange..
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Circuit de Spa:F.C.
WR: 2:14.469(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB: 2:32.889(512 BB/LM)
Tune: RUPTEUR Rs:SPA
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Le Mans:F.C.
WR = 3:41.260(Lotus Espirit '02)
PB = 4:06.296(Lotus Espirit '02)
Tune = RZM Chriz:Monza WR.
Classic C.
WR = 3:18.463(Lotus Espirit '02)
PB = 3:37.371(Ford GT '05)
Tune = TX3 Paps:V2
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Sanoma:F.C.
WR = 1:27.564(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 1:37.976(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = JSR Rayzer JDM:TheWor.
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Monza:F.C.
WR = 1:39.128(Lotus Espirit '02)
PB = 1:54.922(Lotus Espirit '02)
Tune = RZM Chriz:Monza WR
Short
WR = 0:44.040(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 0:47.163(Porsche 718)
Tune = TXR IPopeye:MONSTER.
F.C.alt
WR = 1:30.449(Lotus Espirit '02)
PB = 1:39.955(Lotus Espirit '02)
Tune = DHX1 SPEEDSAU83:powe
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Brands Hatch:G.P.C.
WR = 1:22.571(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 1:31.519(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = JSR Rayzer JDM:TheWor.
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C.of the Americas:G.P.C.
WR = 2:05.080(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 2:20.309(Lotus Elise '99)
Tune = Neoact GT:Beast elise v2
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Daytona:Sports Car C.
WR = 1:35.729(Lotus Espirit '02)
PB = 1:48.592(Lotus Espirit '02)
Tune = RZM Chriz:Monza WR
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Hockenheimring:F.C.
WR = 1:38.010(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 1:48.540(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = PPS BEASTMODE:GOD
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Homestead:Speedway C. Alt.
WR = 0:38.370(Porsche 718)
PB = 0:41.562(512 BB/LM)
Tune = Venom3548:S800 Power
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Indianapolis M.S.W:G.P.C.
WR = 1:18.913(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 1:30.268(Doge Viper '08)
Tune = TX3 Lightning:#1 viper
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Lime Rock:F.C.
WR = 0:48.240(#23 Formula E)
PB = 0:54.767(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = JSR Rayzer JDM:TheWor..
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Long Beach:F.C.
WR = 1:16.165(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 1:27.002(Lotus Elise '99)
Tune = EMW Mayhem II:S CLASS
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Mount Panorama C.:Bathurst C.
WR = 1:56.657(Porsche 718)
PB = 2:13.008(Porsche 718)
Tune = TX3 Shelby:NEW TX3
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Rio de Janeiro:F.C.
WR = 2:04.140(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 2:23.145(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = PPS BEASTMODE:GOD
============================
Road America:F.C.
WR = 2:01.632(Porsche 718)
PB = 2:15.391(SRT Viper '13)
Tune = TX3 LIGHTNING:RA speed
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Road Atlanta:F.C.
WR = 1:17.383(Lotus Elise '99)
PB = 1:26.251(Dodge Viper '08)
Tune =
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Serbing:F.C.
WR = 1:58.487(Porsche 718)
PB = 2:11.300(SRT Viper '13)
Tune = PPS IVORBIGUN:SPEED
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Silverstone:G.P.C.
WR = 1:58.579(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 2:11.989(KTM X-Bow)
Tune = TX3 LIGHTNING:FORZA
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Top Gear:West
WR = 0:28.165(Alfa 33 Stradale)
PB = 0:31.346(Alfa 33 Stradale)
Tune = FRF DJ MOURA:TOP GE.
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Virginia Int. Raceway:Full
WR = 1:43.867(Porsche 718)
PB = 1:57.629(512 BB/LM)
Tune = GTz LiQuiD:test
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Watkins Glen:F.C.
WR = 1:45.025(KTM X-Bow)
PB = 1:53.822(#71 512 BB/LM)
Tune = GTz LiQuiD:test
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Yas Marina:Full
WR = 2:07.109(Porsche 718)
PB = 2:19.813(SRT Viper '13)
Tune = AMS RoadRunner:AMS C.
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The Vehicles used to achieve these W.R.'s is not the only viable Vehicle per track! In Fact Most of my PB's are done using a more commonly used Cars listed on the individual tracks "Leaderboard" Before/After Start/End of race...I will then look for a tune for the car I chose within the top 100 Top Scores(Although if you are slkilled at tuning/upgrading vehicles then It will likley be the best option as you can always modify the different enhancements that best suit the course your are practicing/racing on)
So If you have any info on the best cars per track for "A-Class,""R-Class","P-Class" or "X-Class", I'm sure it would save people a lot of hassle especially considering the almost Infinite number of 'combo's' one can create w/ all the available upgrades. I managed to Record all the W.R.(World Record)s of all the main F.C.'s(Full Circuit's) and my own PB(Personal Best). I've also recorded the "Tune" I use to set my P.B. In case someone else wants to try it(Lots of the individuals on the Top 100 Leader board for whichever track you are currently doing have a variety of Records/Cars/Scores; and ntm the tunes they used often can be downloaded here[*Depending if the Author made it available]) Although I don't usually go on like this so to sum it up....Basically this was a whole diatribe of my issues with Tuning/Upgrading/Racing/Shifting/Braking & Trail Braking/and Optimal Paths... but mainly I just need a few good men{or Woman} That has experience to help me and are willing to mssg me ...Hit me up on Xbox if ur down 2 play.... GT: nameless0711 .....
PS Considering penalties do not come it play until FM7 If you want to play you have to at least attempt clean racing(i.e No Massive Lunges w/contact{*No Contact means a clean pass; No Major postion overtakes until exiting 'Turn 1';No Players with poor Internent quality{i.e. Rubberbanding}; You must abide the 'track limits'{Mistakes happen but if it becomes apparent 1 or more individuals cutt 'Track Limits' they will be kicked}And Last but not least... Use your car to drive! Not to Ram! Any single Blataint act of aggression by hitting an opponent with your vehicle OR rejoining after crashing without properly merging is an automatic kick.... Depending on the community they will decide how much patience is substantial before taking further action....
Email: [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/nameless0711
Xbox Live GT: nameless0711
Lemme know if anyone's interested.... I appreciate you taking the time to read this...
PS... I have been making detailed list of [Best Cars/Track(S-Class) w/W.R. & P.B.] and I just finished(*Diagram Below) so If you have any info on the best cars per track for "A-Class,""R-Class","P-Class" or "X-Class", I'm sure it would save people a lot of hassle especially considering the almost Infinite number of 'combo's' one can create w/ all the available upgrades. I managed to Record all the W.R.(World Record)s of all the main F.C.'s(Full Circuit's) and my own PB(Personal Best). I've also recorded the "Tune" I use to set my P.B. In case someone else wants to try it(Lots of the individuals on the Top 100 Leader board for whichever track you are currently doing have a variety of Records/Cars/Scores; and ntm the tunes they used often can be downloaded here[*Depending if the Author made it available])
So i just finished a bunch of lengthy sessions with a few guys... They are both clean and competitive so it wont just be me you will be racing(even tho ill probably be there just to confirm that the few of you can race 'clean'(i.e. no 'Purposely' hitting other Racers while passing(May Require "returning" a previously gained position(s),mainly being determined by the players as cooperation is vital for this Group to succeed as Forza MS6 has no penalty system) This also means refraining from major 'Track Cuts' i.e.~ 'Purposely' track cutting; Especially certain ridiculously exploitable 'Chicanes' (That often cause most to speed up rather than slow down... smh) Players must realistically fight for positions as well as advance their personal ranking within Monthly Leagues*...
If I can get a decent roster with a handful enthusiastic participants I'd love to Host a Monthly Tournament(Endurance/Different track per month with 'Daily-Dynamic' Weather Random Occurrences) I will Record with the little equipment I have but I'm really there to compete commentate, and make these tournaments something special. After a week or two,(10/01/19 at the latest) I will make a follow up post with members and their rankings within the Clan...
The actual name of our 'Sim Racing Team' is still up for debate and will likely come down to a vote... If you have Forza:M6 and are interested in a bit of Fun and want to meet some like minded "Petrol Heads" like yourself... Then what are you waiting for? Just contact me below and I'll be sure to add you!
UPDATE I am continuing to take more players... So just shoot me a mssg, preferably via reddit/Twitter or Email = @nameless0711 .I'm usually nearby my XboxONE so feel free to Just mssg me whenever is clever... Peace....
 ~ nameless0711 
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2019.09.04 03:05 Jjustingraham My Ex-Boyfriend

21st August 2019
I don’t understand the point of this. Doctor Orbach said that documenting my thoughts and recollections would be therapeutic, and allow me to reflect on everything that has happened over the last two years “in a detached manner”. He says that it can be confidential if I want it to be, since whatever active investigations that were ongoing are now closed. But I don’t know how this is supposed to work on a treatment level, because, honestly, taking even a few moments out of the day to even stop and think makes my hands and feet go cold. Staying busy is easier, it helps to distract my brain – filling the time with unimportant and incremental and inconsequential stuff – because it cuts into any time I have to think. It’s hard to even write this. I’ve started and stopped so many times because, honestly, I don’t know what to say. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to treat this like, what, a journal? Or use it to recount everything? Both ideas sound awful. I’m not interesting enough to waste time talking about my day – my life is nothing remarkable (in part because I don’t want it to be, and in part because I am nothing remarkable). And the idea of recounting the nightmare…
I should clarify with Doctor Orbach. That’ll make the most sense. I don’t want to let him down – he’s nice, and he has helped me a lot over the last six months – but I hate how insistent he is, how he constantly pushes me, because I feel like I’m letting him down because I just fucking don’t, you know? He even gave me the first journal – this really lovely black shell, nice creamy paper. I tried to start writing in it, but had so many stops and starts and tore out so many of the pages that it felt wasteful. So I figured that if I had to recount, I’d do it here. I think this probably fits better on \letsnotmeet, but I don’t think that anybody would believe my story, and I don’t really have anything I could give to the mods to prove it happened. So I hope you guys don’t mind – I don’t really want to upset anyone.
Note: I don’t really expect anyone to read this. It’s long, and it’s a lot, you know? I mean, there’s so much terrible and awful shit in the world and it’s so easy to become overwhelmed with real and awful nightmares, and I don’t know what value there is to sharing another nightmare. But even if I’m screaming into the void, maybe Doctor Orbach will be right, and I’ll find some therapeutic value in this.
22nd August 2019
I sent Doctor Orbach’s office an e-mail asking him what exactly he wanted this journal to be. After thinking about it, I guess it doesn’t really matter what he says. I think this thing is going to turn into a bit of a hybrid of things – maybe by sorting out my recollections and giving them context within a journal, I might come to some great new comprehension or re-phrasing of everything that happened after I met Quinn.
I remember having a journal when I was a kid, and I remember having nothing to say. I would write things like “I played with my friends today, and we had rice and chicken for dinner,” because there’s only so much life experience you have when you’re eight or nine years old. It’s funny, because I’m 28 years old now and I still don’t think I’d have to much say beyond “I went to work today, and it sucked, and I came home and had pasta for dinner. Oh, and I hate myself.”
I’ve been depressed for as long as I can remember. Pretty much my entire adult life. Maybe throughout a lot of my childhood. I don’t know what that means to you, but it doesn’t mean that I’ve just gone through life being all mopey and dark and shit like that. I’ve always found it hard to feel anything. So if I don’t feel anything, then I don’t know anything about joy then it’s easy to be negative because if nothing makes you happy, then there’s nothing to ever be happy about, right?
Not knowing how to feel means that you can’t, it’s hard to explain, it sorta...fuck. I guess it means, if you don’t know what makes you happy, then it’s almost impossible to know what makes other people happy. It’s like, being autistic maybe, where it’s hard to read social cues and body language. So if you’re reading this and you start to see all the red flags, then you’re lucky, because I had no idea they were there. I didn’t even know what red flags were.
I met Quinn at a bus stop. It was dark, it was late, it was raining, all the cliched romantic stuff. When you don’t feel very much, then you become less cognizant of everything around you, because it sort of washes into a sort of grey, like you’re waking up at the bottom of the ocean and you see everything around you through distance, refracted. So when he asked me for the time, then a cigarette, then my name, then where I was from, then whether I was from around there, and all those incremental things you need to do to confirm whether somebody is both into you and also gay was like me floating up through the water, with everything coming into a clearer focus and animating to life. So when I really saw him, like, really comprehended him as a person instead of someone I was just talking to...it’s so weird, how even now, after how everything happened, how I focus still on how hot he was, and how cool he was.
He asked me to meet him at this bar the next night, some place on Yonge street - one of those many small, dingy and stupid places where people go to meet and drink and bullshit, and for some reason I said yes. I didn’t think it was a date, mainly because I couldn’t comprehend that someone would want to date me. I know that the pinpricks of attraction were there, and I felt them, but I didn’t really understand them and didn’t know whether he felt them. So when I met him there, and I couldn’t help but focus on how tight his clothes were, and how they accentuated him so well, I still didn’t really understand what was happening when he pressed his lips against my neck after asking me what I wanted to drink, or what was going on when he slipped his hands against me.
I don’t really think of Quinn as a predator. I wasn’t helpless, I wasn’t someone who needed to be rescued; I mean, I didn’t know what was going on, but he didn’t know that, right? How could he have known? I never said anything, I never told him otherwise. And I wanted it all anyway. It created this eruption of feeling inside me that I’d never experienced or understood could be actually experienced by any human being. Even discovering masturbation hadn’t been like that - that had been utilitarian, it was a way to avoid the thoughts of things I wanted to act on. This was like standing inside a firework exploding in slow motion after living in a cave all of your life.
I moved to Toronto to make some room between my family and I, and I didn’t really have friends. I was that type of person at work who keeps to themselves and never really gets involved in anything, so I didn’t have any friends or acquaintances there either. And even when you live in a large place like this, with so many people and an active LGBTQ+ community, it’s still a little nerve wracking telling people who you are when you grow up with a complex about your personhood, so, basically, I didn’t have anyone. I didn’t have anybody in my life, and I didn’t have the genuine belief that I would or even could. So it became easy for my entire life to begin revolving around Quinn. He didn’t have to isolate me to control me, I already was. He didn’t have to belittle me to increase my reliance on him, because after a few months I wanted to be completely reliant on him. He was my first sexual experience, and I didn’t comprehend that it was abusive, because I had no frame of reference and porn isn’t educational.
I don’t want to write any more today.
25th August 2019
I feel so weird sitting here writing this, like I’m telling this stupid story to a bunch of people around a campfire, like I’m trying to give it a narrative or something. My ability and interest to do this is totally waxing and waning. I have my next appointment with Dr. Orbach in a few days and I’m worried he’s going to want to read this and I don’t really want him to. I’m not too worked up about Reddit reading this because it’s not like we know each other. But Dr. Orbach is real and my family is real and I don’t want them reading this. I guess I’m sorta beginning to understand how this process works, because it does feel confessional. I think the illusion that I’m writing this for public consumption is the motivator to write it, because, after all, if I don’t deliver then what will my readers think, right?
One thing Dr. Orbach asked me to do was to think back over my experiences and review the first instances where I think something went wrong. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but it makes more sense now.
Things with Quinn moved really quick. He was so naturally charming and interesting, and he was beautiful to look at, that it covered up the fact that he wasn’t particularly...substantial as a person. He didn’t really have any specific hobbies, or artistic talents, he was pretty ordinary and non-descript personality wise. But then again, so are a lot of people - I know I am. So it didn’t really pop out that he didn’t have a ton of friends. I didn’t! I probably went days without speaking to people outside of work, where I had to because I had no choice and hated every moment of it. Like I said, it was really easy for me to become negative about stuff, and when Quinn leaned into negativity, it almost felt like we were bonding over our shared hatred of people. Whether it made sense to me or not, I didn't care. I wanted him to feel like I was on his side, because I was.
We spent a lot of time together. He would always suggest what to do - what restaurant to eat at, what club to go to at which some band was playing, or to go biking along the lakefront or whatever. It was always his idea because I just really didn’t care - I wanted to be with him. It was amazing, but I felt like I was sponging off him, like I wasn’t bringing enough excitement of my own to the relationship; that he would leave me if I weren’t more exciting.
So we watched The Descent one night – he loved horror movies (I hated them, but I loved being able to snuggle with him and just not look at the screen, so it wasn’t too hard a trade-off). He was a very technical minded guy, so he started reading about spelunking and stuff like that. He talked a bit about how exciting it would be to be in an environment where you had a complete absence of senses, completely in the dark. I’d read about this place called the Warsaw caves, some 2-3 hours outside of Toronto, and figured he would love that. So I rented a car, picked it up on Friday, packed up a change of clothes for both of us, and woke him up super early on a Saturday morning to make the drive. I thought it would be romantic, right? Doing something your partner is excited about.
Quinn was confused, and annoyed, though I chalked that up to him being surprised I was waking him up at 5 AM on a Saturday. He would always stay over at my place in Scarborough (he said he lived with some roommates on Bathurst and Queen, but I’d never met them and didn’t really see his place – he said it was smaller and more cramped than mine), so we didn’t have to fight through too much traffic to get out of the city. I figured we would be there by 8 or 9 (leaving at 5:30), could spend a few hours in the cave, get something to eat, maybe walk around the area a bit, and be home by late. I hoped he would stay the night again.
His mood didn’t approve – instead it slowly got darker. He was short with me throughout the drive, and super nitpicky about weird stuff. “Why did you get this car, it’s so cramped,” “you didn’t pack any sandwiches,” “you should’ve checked with me, we could’ve organized things better,” that kind of stuff. Him being negative, as I said, wasn't new or surprising, but he was rarely negative towards me, and when he was it was usually fleeting (usually it was just a comment on how I didn't understand him or just a remark about my clothes or hair). But for some reason, it felt like he was just picking up steam. He had been happy the night before when we went out and had dinner, but there was a total cloud following him the entire time that day, and it put me into a panic.
As a note: looking back, I think what he did was a joke. I don’t think he intended to hurt me, maybe scare me? I don’t know, but I think that he did mean it as a joke, maybe as a peace offering after being really grouchy the whole day.
When we got to the caves, there were actually quite a few people there. We had to hike in there, and I’d packed up some headlamps and some food and water, and it was pretty much just "here are a bunch of holes in the ground. Have a go." I wasn't really excited about doing this, and I was a little scared, but I was trying to be positive for Quinn who had seemed so excited about the hypothetical idea of spelunking, so I didn't let it show.
Quinn kept complaining, and it started to take a really personal and cruel turn. "God, this is so stupid. I'm gonna break my fucking leg down here, and there's no way you're gonna be able to get me out. I'm gonna fucking die of dehydration like James Franco because you're gonna have no idea what to do. There isn't even cell service out here."
He really started to upset me, but in some way I still feel like I deserved it – I was the stupid one to have suggested this outing, and it was my fault for the whole thing. And honestly, I mean, yeah, it was my fault, wasn’t it? Maybe he didn’t want to go spelunking and I decided to do something without checking in with him, and he clearly hated it. This was obviously my fault, and I felt like I was driving away this really cool and smart guy.
When we entered the caves it was almost a relief that I couldn’t see his face, because he had been so pissed. As we moved through the caverns though, it was hard not to be overwhelmed by the sheer presence of the Earth around us. It was disorienting and claustrophobic, and I took a moment to grab his arm. I hoped it would enable some sort of protective spirit in him, and it did, to an extent. He got quiet and guided me over some steep passages, the only sounds after a while was our own laboured breathing.
We started to explore a smaller shaft. Soon I realized it was just us, that we were alone. I was relieved when I turned to look at him and he didn’t seem angry. He did seem weirdly detached though, even as I kissed him.
“I’m sorry for dragging you out here, I thought you would like it.”
He didn’t respond right away, but eventually shrugged. “It’s okay, you tried. This is kinda cool though.”
My heart sang at that and I nuzzled closer to him. He did put a couple of hands firmly against my chest – the ‘not here’ gesture.
"Let's take a picture" he suggested. He fumbled with his phone and held it out in front of him as I got closer to him and smiled at the camera. Our headlamps were shining directly into the camera though, so he suggested we turn them off. We did, and were instantly plunged into complete darkness. I felt him moving, and felt something press against my neck, but assumed he was just shifting position awkwardly before he whispered in my ear: "Smile."
I did, and the bright flash of the phone erupted on the dark. I couldn't see super clear, but didn't mind as I felt his face turn to kiss me. My heart leapt as I perceived another flash (my eyes were closed).
We continued our spelunking until we reached the other side of the cave and came out, sweaty and tired, before stopping to have lunch. I didn't realize it, but it took us almost an hour to get through the cave, which surprised me - it felt so much longer and not that long at the same time. I asked him if he wanted to try another one but he wasn't interested, and just wanted to get home. I was both disappointed and relieved, but started mentally calculating how long it would take, what traffic we would run into, when I could return the car, all those things.
"Thank fuck, finally, reception." Quinn sighed almost in relief, which cut me a bit, like he was glad he could focus on someone other than me.
I took my phone off airplane mode and realized I had a couple of bars. It didn't really matter, I mean, I lurk reddit but don't have any social media nor does anybody else text me. He told me he was going to take a leak in one of the port-o-johns, which smelled like absolute death. I'd rather hold my bladder until we got back to Toronto, thank you very much.
I thought about the pictures he'd taken in the caves, and was curious how they might have turned out, so I asked him to send them to me. He chuckled, said "sure," gave me a peck and headed off. I walked back to the parking lot and threw the bags in the back of the car when my phone started to ding.
He had taken a few pictures in the cave, and I looked through them with some curiosity, but froze when I got to the selfies had taken.
The flash on his phone was excellent, and it clearly lit up the knife he had delicately placed against my throat.
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2019.06.10 21:44 lovely95 Pride Event This Wednesday Afternoon for Queer Youth! :)

Youth Pride BBQ - Weds June 19th 3-5pm

$FREE afternoon of food, Euro jams & 90's dance music, art, photo booth, kandi jam, flower crown making and summer pride party vibes! Dress up, dress down, but know a prize for most-rainbowed out person will be awarded! Wednesday June 19th, 3-5pm Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre - Queen West Site 168 Bathurst St. Toronto, ON Safe(r) space with gender-neutral washrooms Vegan & gluten free options! $FREE and open to youth ~16-30 & their partners RAIN OR SHINE! 
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2019.02.05 04:34 MrWillyP Need Partner for Bathurst 12hr

Anyone want to join me, I will be driving the 488gt3, and I REALLY don't want to drive the whole 12 hours alone
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2019.01.25 19:21 ImpossibleUpstairs HRT in Toronto without long waits? (other than SRCHC)

I want to get on T, like, yesterday. The dysphoria is eating me alive. I called Sherbourne for their November intake, but couldn't get in because I didn't have OHIP (despite living here for 7 years, lmfao). I then called South Riverdale CHC in December for Lisa Bell, and waited all of this month for them to call me back. Yesterday I finally called them and they said they'd already called me (I didn't get the call) but that they're not taking anyone new for a month or so because of flooding. I've been on the CW waitlist for a while with no results.

I know it's only a month which is hardly anything in the scheme of things, but I'm having a really hard time, and was wondering if anyone knew of another way of getting on HRT faster? My OHIP coverage actually starts in a couple weeks, so I'll be trying Sherbourne again for their Feb intake - has anyone gotten in in the past few months and knows about how long it takes these days, with the new monthly intake? Or has anyone had a GP successfully prescribe HRT? I don't have a GP myself. I go to a walk-in where my partner has their GP, but that doctor referred them to Sherbourne when they brought up trans care.

I live at St Clair & Bathurst so I'm out of catchment for a lot of commonly-suggested places. Several other places aren't taking new patients. South Riverdale referred me to a CHC which purportedly does HRT, but the receptionist there didn't even know what trans meant (and then referred me to Sherbourne). I'm also 31 so can't access youth services. Any help or words of support very much appreciated. I thought this would be easier in a place like Toronto.
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2019.01.24 21:13 ResponsibleA Answers to your feedback. Warning; rather long

OK Lovelies
I've read through all this now and clarified some bits and pieces
I want to start by saying thank you to those who contributed to this thread and to the mods (I don't know how much moderating you had to do but I thank you nonetheless)
I think broadly speaking your critique breaks down as follows:
Missing action
Interviews during race action
Perceived bias against a) WEC/ACO and b) Toyota c) other things
There are some other interesting comments I want to come back to and I'll do those at the end.
Warning this is long...but I wanted to do your comments justice and pay you the respect you deserve.
Are we fair?
I need to deal with perceived bias first I think because it’s fundamental to what we do.
I doubt very much that I can convince those who consider us biased that we’re not. For a start it’s difficult to prove a negative and, as most broadcast and news organisations discover pretty quickly, the public’s perception IS their reality.
That means that for those of you who believe you have detected bias that is your reality. It doesn’t make it ‘The Truth’ but it’s your truth and we have to take that just as seriously as we take our own perception.
What I will try to do is to seek to reassure you of our reality in each situation but I also understand that you may choose not to accept that reassurance and to hold fast to your opinion. And that is OK too...not great for us but I will defend to my dying breath your absolute right to think what you will!
What I have to do for every session of every race and every live show we do, is look to see what the general view is across the whole audience and – absolutely no disrespect here – that means taking views from outside this group as well as inside it.
BUT I really want to thank you for talking to me sensibly about this. When I offer a different explanation for the examples you’ve given I’m NOT disregarding them and, though it will seem odd for me to say this, I’m not saying you are wrong. If that is your perception and if that is the perception of the majority of the wider audience then we need to do more to ensure that what you feel you are getting from us is balance.
I’ll be honest, checking back through comments from the whole audience, we don’t get accused of bias against WEC (and certainly not against Toyota either) Believe it or not we do get accused of bias in favour of WEC. I feel a bit like the BBC in that respect inasmuch as if both sides are accusing you of bias you probably have the balance about right.
But I am here to deal with your perception and that is most important to me now. There are some factual errors in what’s been written and I’ll correct those directly.
First of all, we didn’t ‘lose’ the WEC gig. John chose to walk away because he had an ethical problem with a series partner. When Martin Haven was offered the gig he was kind enough to ring us to check our view and the situation and, not that he needed it, we told him to go for it and not worry.
So we made the decision – because we knew there was still a demand for it – to move to an audio only service which we fund ourselves. This happens offsite and includes both qually and the race.
I think the only races John has covered in t he last two years have been Le Mans and Silverstone – and he didn’t do Silverstone 2018 year because of a clash. So for those who have said ‘oh they were pissed because Alonso wouldn’t speak to them at Spa’or similar, that is demonstrably untrue since we aren’t on site for anything other than Silverstone and Le Mans.
We continue to have LMEM as partners - we provide the comms team for their ELMS TV production – and to have very cordial relationships with them. There is genuinely no animosity.
Alex raises an interesting point by suggesting that we do more on IMSA because that’s our major partner and IMSA fans are only interested in IMSA.
Alex, that is absolutely not the case. Just as some WEC fans enjoy IMSA (but not all), some IMSA fans enjoy WEC. It’s important not to fall into the trap of thinking that IMSA fans are only in the US either. About 50% of any WEC race is in the US (in terms of the audio stream)
When I asked IMSA fans about the point Alex made (without naming you, Alex!) about half came back and said ‘Of course we consume WEC coverage’. Of those that didn’t the main issue were an inability to access the livestream video, timing and interestingly from my point of view, not enjoying the coverage on the video stream. But there were also plenty of people who have been WEC fans who currently are not and that’s important too because it points to a malaise that’s been raised elsewhere
In trying to unravel the claims of bias I went back and listened to race coverage – Qually, Countdown to Green, race and Post Race Tech – more broadcast coverage than the series produces, please note. I have not been able to detect anything I would regard as serious bias against either the series or Toyota. So that leaves me wondering where the perception comes from. Knowing the WEC comms team – Jonny Palmer, Paul Truswell, Alex Kapadia, Bruce Jones – and listening to them I can’t see or hear anything approaching bias. This does not mean that they aren’t occasionally critical. It also does not mean that they aren’t occasionally full of praise. So on balance I am pretty OK with the balance.
That does not cover Le Mans which, though a WEC race, rather sits alone in terms of broadcasting and staffing. And it doesn’t cover MWM which, I suspect, is where some of the concern comes from.
I have to be honest with you all here: The transitional season hasn’t been easy for anyone – teams, PRs, broadcasters . The momentum of the series seems to have slowed, there are certainly issues with the series and with its fan base which, outside this group, is often disgruntled about BOP and the appearance of imbalance. It’s really really important for you to try to understand that outside this group there’s an awful lot of other opinion, some of it diametrically opposed to your views. It does not make you wrong. It doesn’t make them wrong either.
Sitting slightly OUTSIDE the WEC bubble as we do now – just as a function of how we produce the coverage - does make a difference of course. It gives one a slightly different perspective. And what we try to do is find a balancing point. But here’s the rub – and I appreciate that you may not like this – being critical is part of what we have to do. I don’t mean being negative, I mean casting a critical eye over what is happening. We’ve been involved in WEC since before it was WEC. We’ve invested very heavily in it and we have always thoroughly enjoyed working with them - even when it hasn’t been easy and, trust me, no job at this level and with this level of complexity is ever easy all the time. So whilst it is perfectly true that we’ve been big fans of WEC it has also been the case that when something has looked a bit off we’ve cut them some slack but nonetheless also taken a hard look.
So I guess what you may have detected or felt is that we cut them a little less slack. You know what? That may be true. This working life relies heavily on personal relationships and we’re not often in the same room. It doesn’t mean we’re fighting but when you can look someone in the eye and ask them a straight question or when someone has time to explain the complexities of what’s going on it’s easier to take a beat. On the other hand, I’m not sure they are nailing it as comprehensively as they used to...is that perspective that allows me to see that or is that just the case? That’s one of the reasons we have multiple voices and not just one...I just talked to the team over lunch and they were mystified. One especially old lag (not Hindhaugh) frowned and said ‘Yes but we can’t just sit there and say everything is lovely if we aren’t sure that it is. So we have to try and unpack it and maybe that looks like we’re being ciritcal for the sake of it but we’re just trying to work out what’s going on’
Which slightly brings me to something else I wanted to ask you.
It feels like quite a lot of the criticism is aimed at John. But he covered virtually none of WEC last year. You have heard at least 6 other voices but I’ve heard no criticism of them in terms of bias. So what I’d like to know is ‘Is this really just about what John says or is this something you think is endemic to the whole team?’
Then there’s MWM. Someone complained a while back - not on here - about us not having WEC news. When we asked what they thought we missed they came back with a few things all of which we had in fact covered. We covered the regs extensively. We covered the calendar release (though it came out rather without any fanfare at Silverstone) John was the first person I heard espousing the idea of a Friday race at Sebring. We got the first live intw with Glickenhaus, and with Brabham.
I’m wondering if it’s because we have fewer stories from the paddock because we’re not on site. That definitely made a difference. Hands up to that.
We’ve also tended not to have reviews of the races – and no season review because the season is not over! - but that was because we undertake a detailed post race show for every race where we take your questions.
And as I mentioned I am not sure there’s been that much hard news which needed parsing – I note that when we covered the potential GTE+ plan some people thought that was us being negative – it wasn’t and we still stand by that story which we had from two independent sources. Equally though there were those who appreciated the hard look at the complexity of regulating a new top class in the context of the political and economic realities of global sportscar racing.
The gaps have not helped in terms of maintaining momentum especially when we cover so much else in the year which does generate news – maybe that’s been another issue. What we see as an imbalance caused by a lack of news – and I mean news not PR fluff - looks to you like we’re ignoring the series in favour of other things....it isn’t deliberate, that much I can promise you. Maybe we haven’t done a good enough job of finding the balance....we did 57 events last year on 43 weekends – only 5 of those were WEC events.
God, that’s a really long way of saying look I’m sorry you think we’ve lost interest or that you think we’re biased against WEC. We genuinely are not but I know just saying that doesn’t make your perception go away. I hope a look behind the scenes at how we work might help a little. For sure it’s something we need to consider going forward and I promise we will. Feel free to ping me if you think we’re still getting it wrong.
Toyota
I have to take a deep breath before tackling this because it actually really bothers me. We’ve partners of Toyota since they came back to sportscar racing and we love their honourable efforts, their fighting spirit and their openness. We’ve taken time every year since then to produce special broadcasts to run across the season and around Le Mans – special long form feature interviews with drivers, with team principals, with chief engineers. We count many of the team as personal friends to whom we can turn when we need a straight answer.
What all that should signal is that we hold them in high regard and could never, ever be biased against them. What we try to do – even with people who are friends never mind partners as Toyota have been – is be even handed. When we think someone’s had a bad day at the office, we say so. When we think someone’s messed up, however much we like them, we have to call it as we see it. And the reason we get asked to provide our audio for so many team videos is because of that overall even handedness. That does not mean that we’re always RIGHT of course. And it doesn’t mean we always get the balance right either.
The ‘conspiracy’theory that so many people were annoyed about came from fans asking that very question on twitter (and for the record our twitter footprint is colossal so we get all sorts of comments from all over the world) And that question came up a lot. Now you may think that’s daft and I may agree with you but every year Le Mans attracts a new raft of fans who have never watched another Le Mans or even another WEC race. It brings – with the arrival of F1 drivers or drivers from other disciplines – fans who don’t have your experience or your understanding. I thought 18 was unique in bringing in both F1 fans and new listeners who seemed somehow violently opposed to the idea of Alonso winning. I never did get to the bottom of why that was....as if somehow his very presence was an insult to them as sportscar fans. I don’t think some of the press coverage helped. Autosport’s original post qually headline was an absolute disgrace since it handed pole to one driver and not the team.
So there was an awful lot going on, swirling around the team. Several of us went and had a cuppa with them in race week to talk about their news priorities and messaging. We talked about access – on the whole better in 2018 than we might have expected and WE managed to talk the person who ACTUALLY set the pole time LOL.
As a team we also discussed the issues around the Toyota team but that was in terms of access and making sure we talked to (or tried to talk to) everyone. For my part we kept an open channel to the PR team so that they could let us know what was going on and we could ask them questions.
For the purposes of researching this I went back and reviewed those skype conversations.I also reviewed the audio and whilst it is true that we mentioned the narrowing gap and wondered if Jose had been asked to slow (which was actually Truswell’s question) we also did report the answer I got from the team which was that that wasn’t the case. There was plenty of back and forth about other issues (punctures etc) What was clear was that there was a suspicion amongst some fans that the ending was being engineered. And I think some members of the team might well have felt the same way. It does seem that, on here at least, the feeling was that we didn’t do a good enough job of putting the other point of view.
As for track limit rants – which was actually the tail end or the carry over of a restart rant – what can I say? We were told track limits would be strictly enforced. They probably were not enforced as strictly as we expected. John felt strongly that the restart was a mess and that that led to the Toyotas being over the line. But that wasn’t bias – that was him being really really annoyed. Was he more irritated than I would have been,or than JMowlem was? Yep. He was. I think even he would put his hands up to that. But it doesn’t make him biased. He was calling what he thought he saw...some people thought he was right. Some – and lots on here – thought he was wrong. On balance and in retrospect he may have overstated. This is live broadcasting. He’s really passionate. It’s one of his greatest strengths. Everyone has days or moments when they over play their strengths and they become a weakness. That doesn’t make them evil or biased, it makes them human.
Overall, listening just to John on this subject I heard his irritation with the way Toyota was being covered, I clearly heard his annoyance about driving standards, I could hear frustration. But I remember how he looked and felt in 17 (and for the record we didn’t have car to pit radio that year so didn’t hear the driver message) and I know how blown away he was with their win. We sent jubilant delighted messages to the team to congratulate them so being accused of bias is upsetting and feels terribly unfair. You don’t need to care about our feelings but I am telling you for what it’s worth that no-one on the team harboured any bias.
But like I said, that is clearly your perception or the perception of some of you. Outside this group I have not encountered that criticism. Like I said, that doesn’t mean I am discounting your views. I do have to consider an sort of aggregated view. But for right here and now we didn’t do a good enough job of showing you the balanced view. We never want to tell anyone what to think, we just need to present the views as we have them.
Ads/sponsor mentions, partner interviews and funding
Let’s start with saying a couple of things: we do not now and have never run what most agencies would recognise as ads. What I mean is content that is created by a client to be inserted into our programmes. Period. End of. NOT up for discussion.
So we have zero income from ads. Zero. Our income is derived from sponsorship or partnership from companies who see the value in what we do and who want to reach the audience we talk to. That is a straight forward commercial arrangemet. And we have to deliver quantifiable benefit alongside that. But we know that most sportscar fans HATE ads. And we also know you HATE paying for content (witness the number of links to illegal streams of WEC)
Therefore what we do is name certain broadcast fixtures. So we have a title sponsor. We have a sponsor for the pitlane reports. We have a sponsor for the hourly update. You get the idea, I’m sure. That means that when we go to those segment pieces – done on a clock basis to ensure it gets done – we name check the sponsor. So yes, twice an hour (on the way in and on the way out) you’ll hear the name of the hourly update sponsor. That’s been Audi (Vorsprung Durch Technic, remember?) and it’s been IHG and this year it was Silverstone.
Likewise when we throw to the pits we’ll name check that sponsor.
And yes that really is necessary. Most client agencies set strict parameters. But it isn’t the only thing we do. We’ll record features before any race to play out outside the race coverage – behind the scenes peices, interviews with key personnel, technical studies. They are amongst the most popular podcasts as well as the most popular playout features. That’s the biggest part of what we deliver to partners.
In addition to that we grant – informally it must be said – access to the booth. Now this issue is a bit knotty. I have to try to regulate what we do in this regard. One thing I want to know from you is, is it JUST the partner chats you don’t like or is it all interviews? I did have someone complain at Le Mans that we had too many pit interviews which struck me as odd... but is that an issue too? Really want to know. Because here’s the thing: we have a real mixture of people at some races. Sebring, Daytona and PLM plus Le Mans are the number one ‘drop in’ races for friends – drivers, engineers, team chiefs – past and present.
Taking a listen to old races we do get Michelin reps, GM reps, Conti reps but we also had Bill Auberlen, Kris Reinke – to talk about that their plans were for the year ahead - i, David Hobbes, Scott Atherton. We’ve had Jeremy’s team USA boys, we had H (formerly of Audi)
So do they bother you or not?
The start of PLM was a nightmare for me last year. I had carefully planned a series of visits. We’d been asked to accommodate a Motul rep – they aren’t a partner of ours, they are an IMSA partner – and it was Bill’s birthday. And someone else was also scheduled. I always try to keep people away from certain parts of the race – the start, the end, the first pits stops - and try to encourage them to come during a long yellow. It doesn’t always work out that way and at that event it really didn’t. The first interview was late, Bill was early and Motul were very early so they pretty much arrived one after the other. NOT what I planned and not what we would normally aim for. I didn’t feel like I had to option to turn them away so the lack of balance was my fault and I’m sorry.
It’s a balancing act and we don’t always get it right. BUT what’s interesting is that in this thread there’s someone saying ‘If you have a tyre tech on I’m muting your feed, I’m not in the market for tyres’ and someone else saying ‘I really liked the tyre tech and I like that you can ask them questions’. What’s the right answer? We don’t have those people on to sell you tyres. We have them on because we think what they have to say about the circuit surface or the tyre compounds or the effect of running too much camber is useful, An extra layer of info. It’s the same for having David King on at N24. He’s running the car and, as we don’t have pit reporters at N24 he’s providing a level of info we wouldn’t otherwise have. He’s not trying to sell you an Aston Martin, he’s giving us and therefore you an insight into what is going on downstairs.
When we have, say, someone on to talk about their new car and the ways they are using techniolgy gleaned from racing or using racing as a way to market cars we do that not because we think it will make you rush out and buy that car but because it’s part of the how the sport functions.
At Le Mans, we had Stuart Pringle in from Silverstone...he wanted to talk about what they were doing for fans at Silverstone for WEC/ELMS. We really thought that 5 mins of his time was worth it if it could be accommodated within race coverage. Was that the wrong call?
Funding
A word on funding. Several of you have suggested crowd funding. Having gone away and done lots of research I have to tell you that is a completely unworkable solution as a business model. I have to commit to series about a year in advance. Le Mans I commit to three years in advance. Going to Le Mans means generating a six figure sum every year. A season of IMSA: a rather larger six figure sum. And I don’t get to say ‘oh I didn’t quite find enough money, do you mind if we don’t turn up?’ It MIGHT work if we weren’t building our own studio and providing all our own tech. If we just had to walk into a studio and start talking and not worry about putting up radio masts, connecting to London and disseminating our audio to a global audience (153 territories for Le Mans) it might work. But not for what we have to do. I start setting my budgets and building events pretty much as each one ends and we then refine that as we go.
Crowd funding works well for things like NPR – though it only takes the place of constant fund raising drives and still augments grants and corporate underwriting. I did make contact with a colleague who works in NPR in the US who said they get most of their funding from state and local govt and they STILL have to have what they call underwriting spots where they read out a message from their sponsors!
Small creative groups who have small fixed costs and relatively small variable costs are also well placed to work with things like Patreon where they can put up and idea and then only produce it when they have enough fundng.
I just don’t have that luxury and, no offence, I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking the fan base for those kinds of sums.
I think there might be something to be said for low cost, low outlay programming being crowd funded and that is something we will look at. But it would be for ‘extra’ programming rather than the core live offering. Hope that makes sense.
And although a couple of you have said ‘I wouldn’t mind actual ads’ I guarantee you the majority of race fans are of exactly the opposite mindset.
Oh and I should add that our contracts with the ACO and IMSA preclude us charging you for the service in any way.
Missing action
Do we miss things? I mean actually totally miss things? Yes. Of course we do. Everyone does. I know this because I shout at the TV all the time when I’m watching other people commentate.
Do we do it on purpose or because we are stupid/lazy? No. And may I just say ‘Hell no!’
I HATE it when we genuinely miss things. Really hate it. But there’s a big issue here and I don’t know how to fix it. Because, especially at Le Mans, we’re a radio service and quite a lot of the time when people are screaming about us missing things, we haven’t missed them. We just didn’t start talking about them at the moment when you noticed them on your screens.
Now then, NO EXCUSES, there might be several reasons for that. Sometimes it’s just an error. It happens. Not that often but it does.
Sometimes, we’re seeing the pictures on a delay.
Sometimes you’re hearing our words on a delay because they aren’t synched to the pictures – either because of a tech issue or because our words are not meant to be matched to the pictures
Sometimes it’s because we’re talking about something else happening somewhere else on track
Sometimes it’s because someone is mid sentence talking about something else and, because it’s radio, you can, as we say, let it breathe and get to it when that thought it finished.
And sometimes, it’s because we’re interviewing someone in the pits or in the studio OR we’re in the middle of something like the hourly update.
So that’s 7 different reasons why we might miss something. Or why we might appear to miss something.
We once tried to tinker with the hourly updates by allowing them to be interrupted. It didn’t go down well. So on the one hand we have a group of fans who want us to break away immediately something appears on their screens and on the other we have a group of fans for whom the Hourly Update is sacrosanct. Who is right? Answer: you both are because it’s about what works for you but I can’t accommodate both, clearly.
Note: the SMP example was horrible. Poor Paul was right in the middle of his rundown.I could see John looking at the screen so he knew what was happening. At the end of the update you hear him start to say ‘And while you were doing that Paul...’ as he wound up to talk about it and then London fired the track temp jingle as they know they have to. Not a ‘finest’moment.
Someone suggested adding someone to the booth whose job it is to not remove their eyes from the screen when we’re in an interview. That already happens. When John is interviewing the co commentator and/or the statistician carry on watching the screens. John’s also watching them whilst he is talking (it’s unnerving sometimes for the person being interviewed because he’s sometimes not looking at them whilst he is talking because he’s looking at the screens or out of the window)
And having listened back I can tell you John does break away from an interview to talk about something happening in track. But, and it is a matter of house style, we typically let someone finish their sentence before doing that because.....it’s radio.
First and foremost in most cases (not all) our primary task is radio. It is at N24,LM24, all of IMSA. Other events - Bathurst, VLN, ELMS and Creventic – are a bit different.
So what do you REALLY mean when you say ‘missed’? It was interesting to establish - over on the IMSA Reddit group – that when someone talked about missing something he was actually talking about a 6 second gap. Now that’s an age in radio terms but it isn’t really ‘missed’. It’s delayed a bit. And that’s the thing about radio. You get to bend time sometimes. Not always. But sometimes.
Can I make one small point here? People jump up and down all the time when we ‘miss’ things. When we genuinely have missed things you are right to do so. What I never hear is any acknowledgment of the times when we bring you a view of the action you couldn’t have had were it not for the team’s eyes and ears – such as when we can see something the TV director has not, either out of the window or on the timing screens. At Le Mans their budget cuts meant there were no cameras on some parts of the track for the night practice sessions. But we talked a full lap nonetheless. There are occasions - thankfully few and far between esp in IMSA – when for whatever reason the TV pictures aren’t telling the story of the race and in those instances we have to try to drag the narrative threads together from what we can glean in the pits, see out of the window (which at Le Mans in 2018 was nothing at all...we could see a wall) or what we can see from T&s. Maybe you just don’t know that’s happening but it happens a lot.
So some more answers would be really, really helpful so that I can establish precisely what bothers you and work out if it can be fixed
Couple of other bits and pieces
Podium ceremonies and cutting away from them.
We don’t control this when it happens for video feeds - that is down to the TV production companies we work with. We don’t cover all the podium celebrations for radio only because, bluntly, it’s awful radio!
MWM feedback
The long form interview was in response to a request from some quarters for less silliness...Just goes to show you can’t please all the people all the time!
Jingles - yes very annoying and we hate it too. We have a new piece of kit which should deal with it, fingers crossed
We’re planning for the year now so feel free to message me and tell what you would like to hear.
Talking over team radio in WEC coverage
In WEC we’re seeing the pics on a delay so we don’t always know there’s team radio or race control radio coming. Also for some of the WEC races we dodn’t have the whole team in one place – Paul operated from his ‘data centre’in Woking while the commentators were in London.
The end
I hope I have covered everything....if I missed something shout up (not literally shout, obvs..I’m rather over the whole online screaming thing) AND always always feel free to message me directly. I’m flat out on race weekends and don’t always have time to check in here so if there’s an increasingly angry froth developing would someone pls let me know?
I can then come in and see if I can help. OK?
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2019.01.12 22:51 Yoshiman400 [Slight OT] IndyCar and Friends at the Rolex 24 at Daytona: the 2019 edition!

As the calendar circles one more time, we once again await the clock to circle two more times at Daytona, just two weeks away from the time of this post. As always, a large contingency of drivers who have left their footprints in the North American open wheel scene will be vying for their watches at the end of the month.
As usual, my criteria for highlighting drivers in this post are those who have made at least one start in a CART, IRL, ChampCar, or unified IndyCar Series race. There is also one special case posted in DragonSpeed's Ben Hanley who will be debuting in a part-time Indy campaign in 2019. All three classes represented in the 2018 running had at least one qualifying driver among their winning contingency, with CART and F1 veteran Christian Fittipaldi in the Prototype class, past and present Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe in GT Le Mans, and 2008 open wheel journeyman Franck Perera helping Grasser's Lamborghini team to a surprise victory in GT Daytona. With the prototypes split into DPi and LMP2 classes this season, a second straight sweep will be harder but there are plenty of familiar faces capable of making it possible.
Although the Roar Before the 24 sessions will confirm the maximum entry list for cars at this moment, driver entries are often in flux and may not be finalized until the days leading up to the running. If any qualifying drivers are added or removed at the last minute I will do my best to edit this post accordingly. My post for the drivers from last year's race can be found here.
If anyone wants a condensed version of this list like the Google Doc I posted last year, let me know and I'll see what I can put together over the next few days.

Daytona Prototype International (DPi) Class:

Action Express Racing:
5 - Christian Fittipaldi (team also referred to as Mustang Sampling Racing) Mike Conway has been scratched from the lineup without replacement due to international travel issues.
Action Express put together a sensational team effort in 2018 which began with the #5 Cadillac's overall victory at Daytona and ended with the Whelen Automotive Racing #31 (Conway's Daytona ride in 2017 and 2018) ekeing out the class championship at Petit Le Mans with Conway contributing to podiums at Daytona and Sebring. Fittipaldi will now have one more chance at victory as he will offically mark his retirement from driving after the checkers. With Cadillac looming large as ever in class, can we see lightning strike on the high banks for Fittipaldi's final time?
Acura Team Penske:
6 - Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
7 - Helio Castroneves/Alexander Rossi
Roger Penske's return to prototype racing was surprisingly tame in 2018. Montoya scored several podiums but never quite managed a win, Castroneves only took a single victory at Mid-Ohio, and only one podium came at a North American Endurance Cup (NAEC) event (3rd for Montoya at Watkins Glen). The Captain and Acura now have a full season of consistent experience under their belts, and the only significant change for 2019 is Rossi taking over Graham Rahal's seat in the 7 car. Rossi has been entered in the Rolex before as a member of the DeltaWing team in 2014 alongside Katherine Legge (you'll see her name later), but that effort ended prematurely due to a crash and it also occurred long before his talents became mainstream in the F1 and IndyCar ranks. It won't be a surprise to see this team step it up and contend this year.
Wayne Taylor Racing:
10 - Fernando Alonso
The wild tale of Fernando's quest for the Triple Crown carries on in 2019. It was no surprise to see him announce his second attempt at the Indy 500 this season, especially after his win at Le Mans, but news on his second attempt at the Rolex 24 were more tentative until the bombshell of his announcement to run with Wayne Taylor dropped. And Taylor's team has momentum with their open wheeled friends, having scored a last-second victory at Petit Le Mans with Ryan Hunter-Reay as a part of the #10 team. If there's any chance for WTR to show the world that 2018 was merely an off year until those last few turns at Road Atlanta, exchanging RHR for Alonso is a power move.
Juncos Racing:
50 - Kyle KaiseRene Binder
Juncos is a team stepping into the WeatherTech Championship ranks for the first time in 2019 and Indy representatives Kaiser and Binder will assist in their initiation at Daytona. While both team and drivers will diving into the deep end to start their season, there is always the chance of an upset in the making when the rigors of a 24 hour race are factored in.
JDC-Miller Motorsports:
85 - Rubens Barrichello/Tristan Vautier
The last DPi representatives on this list are a curious mix of an F1 legend who withdrew from IndyCar ambitions arguably too soon and a still young journeyman who saw mixed results in sports car racing in 2018. With a steady rate of stock car victories in Brazil over the past several seasons and a 2nd place finish at Daytona with Wayne Taylor Racing in 2016, Barrichello is in line for another warm welcome back to the United States. While Vautier struggled with the Spirit of Daytona team in the 2018 IMSA prototype class, he also contributed to an impressive overall 2nd place run at the Bathurst 12 Hour (no longer the best kept secret in GT endurance racing) and hitched a ride with Action Express at Petit Le Mans to finish 4th. With JDC-Miller's tendencies to pull off upset finishes in recent seasons (even giving Bob Stallings' Red Dragon one last rousing victory at Watkins Glen last year in a co-owned effort), keep an eye on this car.

Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) Class:

DragonSpeed:
18 - Roberto Gonzalez/Sebastian Saavedra
81 - Ben Hanley
Hanley and DragonSpeed will be among the freshest faces on the list, as they will be making their IndyCar Series debuts later this season for both driver and team, campaigning multiple road and street course events as well as a run at the Indy 500. The team's primary series as of late have been the World Endurance Championship in LMP1 and LMP2, where Hanley contributed to an LMP1-best 6th at Shanghai, and the European Le Mans Series in LMP2 where they finished 5th in 2018 class points with four top five finishes in the six race season, including 2nds at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps. And while ChampCar alum Gonzalez also hasn't had major breakthrough finishes in the WEC LMP1 car this season, he can say his team has finished clean in each race so far; for a driver like Saavedra who has often had to deal with a sketchy teammate in IMSA runs this could be a chance at relief for him. With what is likely a small LMP2 field at Daytona, don't be surprised to see DragonSpeed make a statement.

GT Le Mans (GTLM) Class:

Corvette Racing:
3 - Jan Magnussen
After being reminded of his status as a CART alumnus last year, I made sure to not leave him off this year and thank Detroit I didn't. The #3 Corvette team showed their GTLM peers a master class in imperfection in 2018, as they rumbled their way to a class championship despite claiming no race wins and having to scrap out an eighth place finish at Petit Le Mans to keep Ganassi at bay. The aforementioned eighth, plus an equal finish at Sebring, were Magnussen's only finishes outside the top four all season (with only one fourth place finish at that, at Long Beach). Magnussen's third in class finish at Daytona last season marked the best of the rest as Ganassi's horses ran away, and if GTLM is better balanced this time around, Magnussen may finally get his chance to avenge that photo finish loss from 2016...
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing:
24 - Alex Zanardi
25 - Colton Herta
What else can be said about the tenacity of Alex Zanardi's career and the places he is willing to take it...and who knew he'd be chumming with a Herta along the way? While the twice CART champion never got his chance to run the Indy 500, 2019 marks his chance to check one of the other great American events off his list with a chance to earn some very fashionable metal to complement his Paralympic gold. BMW and RLLR were the manufacturer and team arguably most improved from the beginning of 2018 to the end as balance of performance fell in their favor, scoring consecutive wins at Virginia and Laguna Seca for the #25 team that Colton Herta will be partnering with in his Rolex debut. Even if they're not among the favorites on speed, they will be in heart.
Ford Chip Ganassi Racing:
66 - Sebastien Bourdais
67 - Ryan Briscoe/Scott Dixon
Why mess with near perfection? Ganassi came out swinging in 2018 with an exceptionally dominant 1-2 showing at Daytona where his cars rarely left the top two. As implied in the intro, the 67 car led the 66 at the checkers, and both cars picked up two additional class wins for the team later in the season including a NAEC victory for Briscoe at Watkins Glen. The Rolex victory marked Dixon's third in class to complement two overall victories in prototypes (2006 and 2015) and Briscoe's second in GTLM (also 2015). Bourdais is also a former Rolex overall winner with Action Express in 2014 and GTLM winner with Ganassi in 2017. Combined with his Indy wins at St. Petersburg his adopted home state has treated him very well in recent years.

GT Daytona (GTD) Class:

Starworks Motorsport:
8 - Ryan Dalziel
Starworks is a team that highlighted various prototype classes in the 2000s and 2010s before the shutdown of the Prototype Challenge class put them on hiatus in IMSA, now resurfacing to test the waters of GTD. With Extreme Speed Motorsports dissolving due to sponsorship parting ways, Dalziel has found his way back to Starworks raring for a big start to his reunion. And they've had a share of success together too; an LMP2 victory at Sebring is one of multiple wins they can claim. In a class that has welcomed plenty of pleasant surprises in recent memory, a great finish is definitely possible for the well-traveled Scotsman.
AIM Vasser Sullivan:
12 - Townsend Bell
14 - Jack Hawksworth
So much for Townsend Bell just focusing on endurance races in 2019, as he is ready to put down his first full season GTD campaign in several years, jumping over to Vasser and Sullivan's latest ownership project. After a slow first season in 2017, Acura put together two wins in the car number Hawksworth will be taking over this year. And while Hawksworth didn't make it onto the podium, his top five efforts in multiple starts also provided signs of improvement on his half of the team, with Bell also finishing fifth in his Scuderia Corsa rides at Daytona and Road Atlanta. A fresh ride and fresh set of faces could be just what these two need to challenge for the podium this season.
Meyer Shank Racing:
57 - Katherine Legge/Simona de Silvestro/Ana Beatriz (Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing--named after Legge's full-time co-driver who will be sitting out Daytona)
86 - AJ Allmendinger (Meyer-Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)
Michael Shank and friends have a battle of the sexes ready to go for 2019, as the 57 will be an all-female effort led by 2018 GTD championship runner-up Legge, and the 86 will feature her ex-co-driver Allmendinger in a supporting role for the all-male car. Kat's winning ways improbably continued in 2018, not knowing if she'd have the funding to go on past Daytona, but a stunning run of three 2nds (including Daytona) and a win (Detroit) in the first five races helped push the campaign all the way to Road Atlanta, including a second victory at Laguna Seca. Simona de Silvestro returns to the States with several runs in the Bathurst 1000 under her belt for endurance experience, and Beatriz is a welcome surprise as well who showed formidable pace among the silver and bronze rated drivers at the Roar. While Allmendinger will be picking up work for NBC in their IMSA commentary team this season, he keeps his streak of Rolex runs with Shank intact...and will probably trash talk with Townsend Bell along the way about who the better drivecommentator is.
~~
Suggested links for additional reading, listening, and viewing pleasure:
/USCR and /WEC
/WEC Discord
Endurance Chat - The official podcast of /WEC and all their sports car friends, soon to engage their fourth season.
Andy Blackmore's Spotter Guides - while we await the 2019 edition, here's the 2018 Rolex guide as a reference point. Get your markers ready if you print one out.
https://www.imsa.com/ - Official site for IMSA and all its series.
IMSA Official - The official YouTube channel for IMSA. Race footage typically contains raw video feeds combined with Radio Le Mans commentary track, 2019 plans TBD.
LiveScoring.us and Wytham Live Timing Aggregator - T&S alternatives to the IMSA feed. Choose LiveScoring if you like minimalism and efficiency, or Wytham if you like detail and interaction, including the ability to delay your scoring feed to sync with your viewing experience.
Event Schedule - also available on the second page of the Blackmore spotter guide; fireworks are at 9 PM EST on Saturday!
EDIT 1 OF PROBABLY MANY (1/13, 2:16 PM EST): Franck Perera/GRT Grasser removed from GTD list.
EDIT 2 (1/19, 12:07 PM EST): Meyer Shank's individual cars have different ownership entry names, similar to Action Express.
EDIT 3 (1/20, 6:44 PM EST): Endurance Chat for the 2019 Rolex 24 has dropped! You can discuss it with Flood and the gang here.
EDIT 4 (1/21, 10:16 PM): Blackmore guide is up!
EDIT 5 (1/25, 10:34 AM): Unfortunate news in DPi, Mike Conway will be unable to race at Daytona due to travel problems. The 5 team will continue on with Christian Fittipaldi among its lineup.
EDIT 6 (1/25, 9:19 PM): Weekend schedule courtesy of IMSA posted at the bottom of the links.
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2019.01.01 19:22 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: iRacing top posts from 2017-12-30 to 2018-12-30 02:49 PDT

Period: 364.39 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 22370
Rate (per day) 2.74 61.10
Unique Redditors 504 3516
Combined Score 83916 106076

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 4063 points, 43 submissions: Noofnoof
    1. 💸💸 (235 points, 45 comments)
    2. Driving standards aren't necessarily better in the real world (225 points, 41 comments)
    3. Porsche partners with iRacing for new World Championship Series (203 points, 38 comments)
    4. Practising to get Bathurst millimetre perfect (178 points, 15 comments)
    5. How I look at the Porsche Cup Schedule (170 points, 15 comments)
    6. When it's the weekend of a 24H event (161 points, 11 comments)
    7. Praise Jass (150 points, 19 comments)
    8. We came 5th of 28 yesterday! 2nd race today, and rain is predicted. (144 points, 12 comments)
    9. Setting up 5 moves ahead like chess (139 points, 32 comments)
    10. Not leaving too much in my fastest lap for VSR Showdown qualification (129 points, 12 comments)
  2. 2414 points, 19 submissions: joncashk
    1. Running this bad boy in my Daytona league race tomorrow night (276 points, 18 comments)
    2. My child is 16 months old and goes straight to my racing rig if we take our eyes off of him for 5 seconds. (271 points, 43 comments)
    3. Do I bow? (242 points, 20 comments)
    4. We all know someone who takes things a little too seriously (201 points, 11 comments)
    5. NO TIRE HEROES! (191 points, 33 comments)
    6. "I can't wait to get out of Rookies!" (182 points, 14 comments)
    7. How is your week 13 going? (148 points, 30 comments)
    8. It's Martinsville Week! (124 points, 18 comments)
    9. I think I broke iRacing.... (101 points, 24 comments)
    10. When you join a hosted race last minute and don't realize it's not fixed setup until you hit 4th gear. (89 points, 1 comment)
  3. 2347 points, 28 submissions: DANKFISCH
    1. Off Track (x1) (248 points, 12 comments)
    2. Diggin (166 points, 30 comments)
    3. IRacing please fix this, I had to unplug my wheel. (165 points, 55 comments)
    4. By far one of my best shots. (154 points, 16 comments)
    5. Had to change my pants after that one. (129 points, 15 comments)
    6. Coming in HOT. (126 points, 16 comments)
    7. Don’t forget to do them taxes boys. (110 points, 8 comments)
    8. High line or no line. (105 points, 14 comments)
    9. I think some of us will be very excited about this. (96 points, 15 comments)
    10. Keep your foot in it. (95 points, 15 comments)
  4. 2032 points, 19 submissions: Dripp_e
    1. Sometimes you just get lucky... (376 points, 35 comments)
    2. I don't know what the hype is all about, this beetle sucks at rallycross (346 points, 16 comments)
    3. In Memory of Member David Cater (172 points, 47 comments)
    4. IndyCar Pit Crew Animations (153 points, 94 comments)
    5. I love old Porsche Liveries (138 points, 6 comments)
    6. First look at the Charlotte Roval thanks to RaceHub and iRacing (116 points, 41 comments)
    7. Chili Bowl - Coming in the 2019 Season 1 Holiday Patch (88 points, 56 comments)
    8. Missed it by that much... (84 points, 7 comments)
    9. Porsche 919 Hybrid (74 points, 33 comments)
    10. The driving position of the LMP1 (73 points, 28 comments)
  5. 1541 points, 16 submissions: wilson007
    1. Alonso explaining his first iRacing session (234 points, 22 comments)
    2. When I'm P1 after a 30 minute long open practice but qualify P18 in the race session (232 points, 22 comments)
    3. Sorry man. I got a little loose there. (186 points, 16 comments)
    4. That's what ABS is for, right? (120 points, 22 comments)
    5. After I finish last in my split with the highest car number (107 points, 30 comments)
    6. Green flag is always interesting when Govand starts P1. (104 points, 45 comments)
    7. Nicki Thiim watching DrDisRespect watching Nicki Thiim drive on iRacing (81 points, 18 comments)
    8. Road Track Use for Season 4 (79 points, 71 comments)
    9. To anyone using CrewChief that hasn't donated, you're really missing out. 👍 (71 points, 23 comments)
    10. Malone gets punted from 1st place on final lap and demonstrates how to deal with it. (watch for a couple of minutes) (68 points, 25 comments)
  6. 1362 points, 11 submissions: SaiRacing
    1. Not Even a Hair (308 points, 24 comments)
    2. Flying at Flugplatz (192 points, 29 comments)
    3. My Final GIF for 2017. Happy New Years Everyone! (171 points, 19 comments)
    4. Sparks Fly (128 points, 13 comments)
    5. 3/4 of iRacing is the forum experience (121 points, 20 comments)
    6. You've got to be kidding me (99 points, 9 comments)
    7. With week 13 upon us, let’s remember this gem from three years ago (82 points, 10 comments)
    8. Pretty damn proud of this stat from the 24h! (81 points, 8 comments)
    9. iRacing: GRC (68 points, 7 comments)
    10. Great Things Happen When You Can Trust The People You Race (61 points, 16 comments)
  7. 1110 points, 12 submissions: Gullible_Goose
    1. Another nice day of hard racing at Mosport (147 points, 17 comments)
    2. Tsukuba and Charlotte Roval coming to iRacing as free tracks! (141 points, 85 comments)
    3. Acceleration difference between GTE and LMP1 (116 points, 35 comments)
    4. The Charlotte Roval (116 points, 58 comments)
    5. Cheeky move for the lead (110 points, 20 comments)
    6. PSA: Don't do this (107 points, 27 comments)
    7. Tsukuba - Coming In The 2018 December Build (101 points, 48 comments)
    8. Oof (88 points, 22 comments)
    9. First NiS win! Teammate came 2nd! (64 points, 8 comments)
    10. Candid image of me having a little moment from the lead with 3 corners to go (55 points, 9 comments)
  8. 1088 points, 11 submissions: sdw3489
    1. New grass effects in motion! (459 points, 64 comments)
    2. The Reddit Ford GT (119 points, 15 comments)
    3. Introducing Belle Isle (93 points, 44 comments)
    4. When Reddit & HughJass meet on track (72 points, 16 comments)
    5. Testing out that new Sebring GRC course! (69 points, 16 comments)
    6. Reddit Ford GT 2017 Available on Trading Paints (58 points, 10 comments)
    7. Cornering Etiquette with EmptyBox (52 points, 7 comments)
    8. Anyone got any goofy DIY wheel setups like me? (51 points, 33 comments)
    9. PSA: New Members - This is "Week 13" (46 points, 27 comments)
    10. PSA: New Members - This is "Week 13" Information (38 points, 50 comments)
  9. 1077 points, 12 submissions: LtCmdr_Christoph27
    1. Use all the track (212 points, 22 comments)
    2. When the Eurobeat kicks in (160 points, 8 comments)
    3. For my cake day, a cake worthy evasive maneuver (127 points, 17 comments)
    4. When two fight, the third celebrates. (102 points, 11 comments)
    5. First GT3 victory! (90 points, 15 comments)
    6. I had a bit of a moment in practice.. (76 points, 12 comments)
    7. I had a bit of a.. uh.. moment with my car at the finish line on the last lap (nordschleife unranked) (75 points, 13 comments)
    8. Synchronized spinning and parking in style (59 points, 8 comments)
    9. Pointy boi (54 points, 3 comments)
    10. I just bought the Skippy and won the very first race with it! (52 points, 24 comments)
  10. 942 points, 11 submissions: simracer_cory
    1. Why hit the apex when you can... not? (160 points, 18 comments)
    2. Pants were shat. (130 points, 16 comments)
    3. Just got Bathurst. Perfect car to learn the track in. Right? (121 points, 22 comments)
    4. The winner's last lap at South Boston. (96 points, 26 comments)
    5. Charlotte Infield is practically a Autocross course. (82 points, 27 comments)
    6. Low effort paint schemes are the best paint schemes. (80 points, 11 comments)
    7. choo choo motherf***ers (71 points, 3 comments)
    8. The Roval was actually really fun in the MX5. (56 points, 8 comments)
    9. I tested a Cup car at Belle Isle the other day. It's super sketchy, but surprisingly fun. (55 points, 11 comments)
    10. Yeah, I think that call for four tires worked out pretty well. (55 points, 29 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. Dripp_e (2368 points, 298 comments)
  2. sdw3489 (1783 points, 318 comments)
  3. wilson007 (1244 points, 233 comments)
  4. TheSturmovik (1167 points, 186 comments)
  5. sideslick1024 (921 points, 167 comments)
  6. arsenicfox (871 points, 250 comments)
  7. tommy44vercetti (854 points, 110 comments)
  8. Bakkster (780 points, 176 comments)
  9. Noofnoof (767 points, 111 comments)
  10. DakAttak (751 points, 126 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. New grass effects in motion! by sdw3489 (459 points, 64 comments)
  2. Who can relate? by abarbone88 (420 points, 45 comments)
  3. My wife sent this to me last night after I was telling her about some Sprint Car races I did. by jct3232 (415 points, 17 comments)
  4. He's fast for a rookie. Oh, it's Max Verstappen by FinesseSteez (410 points, 83 comments)
  5. I have poor self control by Waffleman205 (400 points, 26 comments)
  6. Sometimes you just get lucky... by Dripp_e (376 points, 35 comments)
  7. I don't know what the hype is all about, this beetle sucks at rallycross by Dripp_e (346 points, 16 comments)
  8. Rookie class by PBytes (343 points, 34 comments)
  9. Met this guy on iracing in a league and 2 years later he was my best man at my wedding. IRacing can create friendships for life. by cupcake074 (321 points, 33 comments)
  10. Not Even a Hair by SaiRacing (308 points, 24 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 168 points: limitless__'s comment in Max Verstappen (F1 driver) fast lap at Donington.
  2. 164 points: Ectohawk's comment in I just got iRacing 2 days ago! Hard work pays off!
  3. 159 points: Fermani2's comment in He's fast for a rookie. Oh, it's Max Verstappen
  4. 155 points: JorgeXMcKie's comment in He's fast for a rookie. Oh, it's Max Verstappen
  5. 141 points: intercontinentalfx's comment in Met this guy on iracing in a league and 2 years later he was my best man at my wedding. IRacing can create friendships for life.
  6. 134 points: Arfman2's comment in He's fast for a rookie. Oh, it's Max Verstappen
  7. 127 points: Jamee999's comment in My child is 16 months old and goes straight to my racing rig if we take our eyes off of him for 5 seconds.
  8. 125 points: tstraw48's comment in Max Verstappen (F1 driver) fast lap at Donington.
  9. 123 points: Berseker_96's comment in How to safely rejoin:
  10. 118 points: AlexDBRZ's comment in Max Verstappen (F1 driver) fast lap at Donington.
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2018.12.14 18:38 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: wec top posts from 2017-12-12 to 2018-12-12 00:01 PDT

Period: 364.39 days
Submissions Comments
Total 999 24074
Rate (per day) 2.74 65.72
Unique Redditors 330 3217
Combined Score 94789 169100

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 5884 points, 96 submissions: Pentanix
    1. Porsche Unveils Retro Liveries for Petit Le Mans (198 points, 21 comments)
    2. Castrol Honda Racing Enter Spa 24 Hours With NSX GT3 (176 points, 21 comments)
    3. [OT] DTM and Super GT sign off Class One regs (142 points, 80 comments)
    4. Porsche Unveils New 911 GT3 R (130 points, 35 comments)
    5. BMW discussing prototype Le Mans return with hydrogen-powered car (116 points, 45 comments)
    6. Record 50-Car Grid for Road to Le Mans (115 points, 11 comments)
    7. EXCLUSIVE: Mid-Engined Corvette C8.R Breaks Cover (111 points, 62 comments)
    8. McLaren 720S GT3 – First Pictures – Testing Underway (110 points, 39 comments)
    9. Hypercar Regs a ‘Positive Direction’ for McLaren (108 points, 34 comments)
    10. Alonso: ’50/50 Chance’ of Le Mans Debut in 2018 (93 points, 17 comments)
  2. 3640 points, 44 submissions: Alex_Sinclair
    1. On this day, 1994: RIP Roland Ratzenberger (264 points, 7 comments)
    2. For anyone wondering why WEC prefers news outlets like DSC and SC365, check out this screenshot of Autosport.com today (244 points, 106 comments)
    3. WEC Mod Appreciation (212 points, 38 comments)
    4. Test Porsche 919 TRIBUTE 2018 Spa-Francorchamps Pure sound (150 points, 57 comments)
    5. 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours to utilise Bugatti Circuit only amid new permanent circuit construction (139 points, 18 comments)
    6. Why WEC fans should watch Super GT in 2018 (138 points, 76 comments)
    7. New psychedelic Falken livery for VLN7 (132 points, 15 comments)
    8. It's 24 days until the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Tell me what you're looking forward to this year. (130 points, 127 comments)
    9. Hello WEC! (124 points, 9 comments)
    10. Confirmed! GTR 3, The Official FIA World Endurance Championship Game (119 points, 66 comments)
  3. 2998 points, 53 submissions: 4S-GTE
    1. [Spoiler] Disqualified from 6H Silverstone; [Spoiler] Inherits Win (161 points, 151 comments)
    2. FIA Publishes 2020 Hypercar Technical Regs (129 points, 108 comments)
    3. Aston Martin receives orders for 20 new Vantage GT3 cars for 2019 (118 points, 5 comments)
    4. DSC - Spa track record was beaten today by Porsche 919 Tribute - 1:41.770 (117 points, 65 comments)
    5. FIA WECMcLaren “Highly Unlikely” to Commit to Hypercar Regs for 2020 (104 points, 60 comments)
    6. Formula 1 vs Le Mans: A comparison of the Brembo systems and braking performance (90 points, 27 comments)
    7. Button Sets Unofficial Suzuka Lap Record In First Day Of Super GT Test (87 points, 12 comments)
    8. Jenson Button cuts WEC races back to only 2019 Le Mans for Super GT (81 points, 10 comments)
    9. [OT] Porsche turned down idea to attack Goodwood record with 919 (80 points, 54 comments)
    10. [OT] Alex Zanardi to make DTM debut at Misano with BMW (79 points, 9 comments)
  4. 2628 points, 16 submissions: krzysiek_aleks
    1. Porsche did it - 919 Evo set new Nordschleife record - 5:24:375 (373 points, 65 comments)
    2. Porsche #92 from the front chased by another Porsche and Corvette. (367 points, 18 comments)
    3. Porsche 919 Hybrid and Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo are now safe in museum. Marc Lieb and Mark Webber drove them from Weissach to Zuffenhaussen. (359 points, 31 comments)
    4. [OT] Audi RS5 DTM 2019 test car (195 points, 35 comments)
    5. BMW M8 GTE in NASCAR (yes, it's another M8 memes) (184 points, 20 comments)
    6. Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo takes track record at Spa-Francorchamps (BE): Porsche hybrid race car is faster than Formula One - Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG Presse-Datenbank (184 points, 68 comments)
    7. [OT] BMW started testing their 2019 DTM car (first of Class One regulations) and holy mother of wings, that thing is huge (Photo credit: BMW AG) (184 points, 35 comments)
    8. [OT] [Spoiler] And the new Super GT champions are... (135 points, 17 comments)
    9. I like M8 GTE very much, but this really is enormous car [and no, this is real photo from Fuji] (Photo thanks to BMW AG) (124 points, 18 comments)
    10. As we are in a race week, let's take a moment to remember one of the worst LMP1 cars in history - Nissan GT-R LM Nismo. At least it looked amazing. (114 points, 72 comments)
  5. 2246 points, 34 submissions: Peugeot905
    1. [OT] 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette C8 Testing (231 points, 62 comments)
    2. 24H Le Mans LMP2-Winning G-Drive Oreca Excluded (169 points, 101 comments)
    3. Rebellion R One best looking Lemans Prototype of the past 4 years? (151 points, 32 comments)
    4. Analysis: How Porsche turned its LMP1 into an F1-beater (109 points, 88 comments)
    5. VW reveals electric-powered Pikes Peak contender (102 points, 59 comments)
    6. [OT] GT3-Spec Ford GT Under Evaluation (85 points, 37 comments)
    7. [OT] Best C8 Render To date (82 points, 20 comments)
    8. TVR Partners With Rebellion Racing For WEC ‘Super Season’ (75 points, 24 comments)
    9. 2018 Rebellion R-13 LMP1 Testing - Sound, Accelerations & Fly Bys! (70 points, 2 comments)
    10. FIA Confirms ‘Hypercar’ Design Concept for New Prototype Class (67 points, 78 comments)
  6. 1981 points, 16 submissions: KristofV
    1. The new 935 at Rennsport Reunion (282 points, 30 comments)
    2. Corvette Racing, 19th consecutive year at Le Mans (280 points, 23 comments)
    3. Schinken bitte ! (279 points, 19 comments)
    4. 24 Hours of Le Mans - Class of 2018 (219 points, 14 comments)
    5. Sparks ... Eau Rouge at night (169 points, 4 comments)
    6. It's a dry rain they said ... (130 points, 6 comments)
    7. Rothmans anyone ? (117 points, 8 comments)
    8. Into the night ... (80 points, 1 comment)
    9. Live streaming from Le Mans Classic this weekend (77 points, 23 comments)
    10. Jacky Ickx named Grand Marshall for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (73 points, 0 comments)
  7. 1929 points, 24 submissions: Floodman11
    1. WEC mandates Halo from 2019 (258 points, 30 comments)
    2. [OFFICIAL] The 86th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Post Race Thread (244 points, 561 comments)
    3. Official spotters guide for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans (118 points, 28 comments)
    4. Porsche commits to two-car Bathurst campaign (114 points, 10 comments)
    5. My photos from the Bathurst 12 Hour from 2018 (109 points, 21 comments)
    6. I had the FantasyWEC prize framed - I think it turned out great! (102 points, 13 comments)
    7. 2018 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen - xpost /USCR (98 points, 2 comments)
    8. 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans - FULL RACE Replay (97 points, 9 comments)
    9. Van Gisbergen, Whincup & Lowndes Unite For Bathurst 12 Hour Attack (76 points, 26 comments)
    10. Thank you to the /WEC community for a fantastic 2017 (68 points, 19 comments)
  8. 1804 points, 16 submissions: Bakkster
    1. Patiently waiting at O'Hare (457 points, 24 comments)
    2. Alonso's consistency in one graph (314 points, 64 comments)
    3. You guys like Lego? (181 points, 31 comments)
    4. Risi shares their view from load-in at Le Mans (132 points, 12 comments)
    5. Kevin Magnussen is working on driving Le Mans with his father in 2019 (105 points, 22 comments)
    6. THREE HOURS OF POINTLESS DRIVING BEHIND SAFETY CAR (99 points, 24 comments)
    7. James Glickenhaus – New Road Car and GT Race Car Plans Coming Together (70 points, 7 comments)
    8. [DETAILS] Glickenhaus Plans US Built 2020 ‘Hypercar’ Prototype for Le Mans Attack (66 points, 22 comments)
    9. Le Mans 24 hour winners: the ones that "don't count" (65 points, 87 comments)
    10. 2018 Le Mans EoT: Philosophy and Context (56 points, 40 comments)
  9. 1800 points, 31 submissions: davidwholt
    1. Porsche to repeat four-car Le Mans assault in 2019 (128 points, 18 comments)
    2. Bentley Confirms 2019 Plans; Four Works Cars for 24H Spa (98 points, 5 comments)
    3. Patrick Dempsey & Mark Webber – Retired Racers (93 points, 19 comments)
    4. More than ten US teams to take part in 24H COTA (92 points, 28 comments)
    5. Black Falcon will carry the livery of Talinda Bennington’s 320 Changes Direction mental health awareness charity at 24H Spa (82 points, 2 comments)
    6. [OT] Electric GT Tesla Model S overheated after just lap and a half • motorsports (80 points, 43 comments)
    7. Coulthard & Brabham's excluded Le Mans winning Jaguar up for auction (77 points, 11 comments)
    8. WEC stars baffled by lack of cautions at Daytona (70 points, 33 comments)
    9. There’s more to motorsport than F1 (67 points, 26 comments)
    10. Lexus LC to compete in 24 Hours of Nurburgring 2018 (63 points, 4 comments)
  10. 1732 points, 16 submissions: Fireproof_Creative
    1. [OC] BMW Team MTEK - M8 GTE - Qualifying Pitstop from SIlverstone 2018 (210 points, 20 comments)
    2. [OC] 4K Wallpaper - #92 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR: Michael Christensen, Kevin Estre WEC Silverstone [4026 x 2265] (170 points, 8 comments)
    3. [OC] 4K+ Wallpaper - 2017 Chip Ganassi Team UK #67 Ford GT (165 points, 16 comments)
    4. [OC] British GT Snetterton - Nicki Thiim #11 TF Sport - Aston Martin Vantage V12 GT3 (162 points, 15 comments)
    5. [OC] A Small Selection of my Hi-Res images from Silverstone (116 points, 36 comments)
    6. [OC] Hi-Res Wallpaper: #77 FOX Motorsport - Mercedes-AMG GT4 - British GT (5000x3094) (112 points, 7 comments)
    7. [OC] #1 Porsche 919 Hybrid - Jani, Tandy, Lotterer - Hires Wallpaper (107 points, 8 comments)
    8. [OC] HD Wallpaper - AF Corse - Ferrari 488 GTE #51 (98 points, 9 comments)
    9. [OC] British GT - #24 RJN Motorsport - Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 - Wallpaper (91 points, 2 comments)
    10. [OC] 4K+ Wallpaper - #8 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 Hybrid - Anthony Davidson (GBR) / Sebastien Buemi (CHE) / Kazuki Nakajima (JPN) (87 points, 3 comments)

Top Commenters

  1. 4S-GTE (6230 points, 967 comments)
  2. Bakkster (3949 points, 600 comments)
  3. Alex_Sinclair (3541 points, 347 comments)
  4. Floodman11 (3015 points, 400 comments)
  5. CookieMonsterFL (2589 points, 330 comments)
  6. bhtooefr (2049 points, 270 comments)
  7. trewavasaurus (1986 points, 303 comments)
  8. Pentanix (1966 points, 124 comments)
  9. DC-3 (1940 points, 249 comments)
  10. BehindTheBurner32 (1924 points, 184 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. In awe at the size of this lad (stolen from 4chan) by h9um8 (853 points, 86 comments)
  2. Shoutout to all the streamers who allowed those of us with no decent alternatives to enjoy the 2018 Le Mans race. by A_Boy_And_His_Doge (817 points, 85 comments)
  3. Sums Up This Weekend by imComatose (799 points, 19 comments)
  4. Let's say "Thank you" to all marshalls who work tirelessly to make the race possible. by kerbalpilot (731 points, 28 comments)
  5. My Le Mans 2018 Setup. Battlestations! by Chicksta-uk (723 points, 51 comments)
  6. Not even Le Mans is safe. by Maxymilan (716 points, 19 comments)
  7. Taking inspiration from F1, refueling will be banned at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by Encvel (587 points, 44 comments)
  8. Youtube user Jolahiti FINALLY shows us the #17 flip we've all be searching for... by codename474747 (470 points, 134 comments)
  9. Patiently waiting at O'Hare by Bakkster (457 points, 24 comments)
  10. Another angle of the 919 Nordschleife lap by ChimpyChompies (454 points, 23 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 442 points: h9um8's comment in In awe at the size of this lad (stolen from 4chan)
  2. 254 points: greenty's comment in Shoutout to all the streamers who allowed those of us with no decent alternatives to enjoy the 2018 Le Mans race.
  3. 252 points: danielenk's comment in Go away!
  4. 230 points: BehindTheBurner32's comment in [OFFICIAL] The 86th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Post Race Thread
  5. 223 points: jannne's comment in In awe at the size of this lad (stolen from 4chan)
  6. 208 points: phosporus's comment in In awe at the size of this lad (stolen from 4chan)
  7. 205 points: Sallum's comment in Shoutout to all the streamers who allowed those of us with no decent alternatives to enjoy the 2018 Le Mans race.
  8. 201 points: splfguy's comment in [OFFICIAL] The 86th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Race Thread
  9. 184 points: Im_The_Real_Batman's comment in [OFFICIAL] The 86th Running of the 24 Heures du Mans - Post Race Thread
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2018.11.29 21:53 Blasphemous_Cat Tasty samosas in downtown?

Hey /askTO~
So, my partner has been trying to find some tasty samosas that we can buy in bulk at a good price (~$1 each).
There's a great place near the airport where we usually pick up from, but with winter on the way and without a car, we're looking for something closer to home.
Would be very happy to hear your suggestions for anywhere south of Bloor, between Bathurst and Sherbourne. That's about as far as I'm willing to walk or bike when it's cold out.
Thank you!
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2018.06.08 07:30 OoshR32 Of Adelaide and South Australia

Here’s my hopefully enlightened, but undoubtedly self-interested1, case for why coming to Adelaide is your best choice of Australian destination. Complete with a potential sponsopartner to make it happen.
First the competition2:
Then there’s little old Adelaide, stuck in the middle and the butt of many a joke, but with the richest car culture of the lot IMO:
Sounds good I hope.
Now this next bit is laced with “coulds” because I have zero pull with the potential sponsopartner so you’d need to pursue them yourselves. But that JDM link could be your ticket out here, coz associated with it is Iron Chef Imports, who do some business with US customers and could use your audience reach for advertising to do much more.
They’re a reasonable size company these days, but started with one guy in his driveway, and don’t take themselves at all too seriously on social media. Owner is also a warrior for imported cars getting a fair go going in to bat against vested dealer interests and lobbying hard against the odds. Cultural fit etc. could work in my opinion.
Thanks for reading if you got this far.
[1] Current Adelaide resident (Melbourne born and raised)
[2] Not exhaustive or comprehensive analysis ;)
[3] NZ’s good stuff was exported from Melb.
[4] Represents an important but narrow cross-section of Aussie car culture
[5] See MONA and their Dark Mofo festival
[6] Bathurst will always be #1
[7] Edinburgh beats us but we’re good at 2nd it seems
[8] FKA “Classic Adelaide” and “Targa Adelaide”
[9] Loses out to the Burgerkingring
[10] Broken Hill is a day's drive
[11] SA had laxer rules than other States but never as free as NZ
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2018.05.26 04:26 SubsaharanAmerican Dating While Minority IRL: r/Hapas is probably right (Balistreri, Joyner, & Kao, 2015; Burke et al. 2013)

This sub probably has too many racepills so I debated posting this. Decided to go ahead for archival completeness sake since most of the prior threads were based on online stats. Partial credit goes to u/13xk, who posted the 2nd of the two studies elsewhere.
The findings are more of the same (i.e., Asian males & black females face the harshest exclusion), except shown IRL. One study looks at Addhealth data to evaluate romantic involvement by racial/ethnic group. The other performs attraction experiments with East Asian college student participants in Australia and Hong Kong to see if residing in East Asia makes participants more likely to show racial homophily prefs (spoiler: for East Asian women, it doesn't; more complicated for guys).

Relationship Involvement Among Young Adults: Are Asian American Men an Exceptional Case?

Kelly Stamper Balistreri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kara Joyner, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, and Grace Kao, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies
Kelly Stamper Balistreri, Bowling Green State University
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4631383/
Abstract:
Asian American men and women have been largely neglected in previous studies of romantic relationship formation and status. Using data from the first and fourth waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), we examine romantic and sexual involvement among young adults, most of who were between the ages of 25 to 32 (N=11,555). Drawing from explanations that focus on structural and cultural elements as well as racial hierarchies, we examine the factors that promote and impede involvement in romantic/sexual relationships. We use logistic regression to model current involvement of men and women separately and find, with the exception of Filipino men, Asian men are significantly less likely than white men to be currently involved with a romantic partner, even after controlling for a wide array of characteristics. Our results suggest that the racial hierarchy framework best explains lower likelihood of involvement among Asian American men.
Data and Sample
This project uses information from the first and fourth waves of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to examine differences by gender and race/ethnicity in relationship involvement among young adults. Add Health is a longitudinal school-based study. Using rosters from each school, Add Health selected a nationally representative sample of 20,745 adolescents in grades seven to twelve to participate in the first in-home interview. Add Health additionally selected oversamples of four race/ethnic groups: 1,038 black adolescents from well-educated families, 334 Chinese adolescents, 450 Cuban adolescents, and 437 Puerto Rican adolescents. The first in-home interview was conducted between April and December of 1995. The response rate for the in-home sample was 79%. In 2007 and 2008, the project conducted a fourth wave of in-home interviews for 15,701 of the original 20,745 respondents (a retention rate of over 75%). By the time of the fourth in-home interview, respondents were between the ages of 24 and 32. Importantly, Add Health used state-of-the-art survey methods to identify the romantic and sexual involvement of respondents, as well as their sexual orientation (i.e., computer-assisted self-interviews and partner rosters).
Analysis Plan
We begin this study by contrasting men and women who are white, black, Hispanic, and Asian according to their current relationship status. We pay close attention to how patterns of relationship status differ by race/ethnicity and sex. Again the sample is restricted to respondents considered to be seeking a different-sex partner. We also compare men and women of different racial and ethnic groups with respect to their values on the independent variables to better understand how they differ with respect to a constellation of factors likely correlated with romantic involvement. Next, we present three sets of logistic regression models (estimated for men and women separately) that address how current romantic involvement is associated with race/ethnicity and all other independent variables in both zero-order and full models. The first set of models addresses the structural explanation for race and ethnic patterns in current romantic involvement, whereas the second and third address the cultural explanations. While we do not have direct measures of cultural characteristics, we do include measures of nativity status and ethnic origin (i.e., Chinese, Filipino, Mexican, etc.).Taken together, analyses based on the descriptive statistics and models offer clues as to which factors potentially explain some of the racial and ethnic disparities in partnering at this stage of the life course.
Skipping the descriptive stats tables (Table 1-2), but an important interesting pattern emerged there:
Asian women, like Asian men, are the group with the lowest prevalence of romantic involvement during adolescence. In sum, while patterns of economic resources and adolescent romantic involvement for Asian men and women are similar, a sizeable gap exists between Asian men and Asian women with respect to those who did not report a current romantic involvement at Wave IV (35% vs 18%).
They next ran a few logistic regression models stratified by gender (Tables 3-4) with non-Hispanic white as the reference category. First a zero-order unadjusted race/ethnicity model (model 1 in each table), then a few other models to control for various sociodemographic covariates.

Table 3

Odds Ratios of Current involvement at Wave 4, MALE (N=5,840)

Variable Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5 Model 6
Race/Ethnicity
Black 0.738 0.763 0.738 0.764 0.738 0.769
Hispanic 0.895 0.967
Asian 0.474*** 0.586*
Foreign Born 0.738 0.696
Foreign Born/Race/Ethnicity
US Born Hispanic 0.874 0.883
Foreign Born Hispanic 0.966 0.954
US Born Asian 0.474*** 0.557**
Foreign Born Asian 0.475* 0.463*
Hispanic Ethnic Group
Mexican 0.883 0.939
Cuban 1.164 1.254
Puerto Rican 1.232 1.343
Central/South American 1.272 1.622
Other Hispanic 0.461* 0.500*
Asian Ethnic Group
Chinese 0.299*** 0.368***
Filipino 0.658 0.89
Other Asian 0.443** 0.540*
Wave 1 Variables
Parental SES 0.944** 0.945** 0.942**
Living with both biological parents 1.208 1.207 1.233*
IR attractiveness 1.150*** 1.150*** 1.150***
Romantic relationship 1.658*** 1.665*** 1.644***
Wave 4 Variables
Age (in years) 1.070* 1.067* 1.071*
Height (in inches) 1.035* 1.035* 1.036*
College graduate prior to age 25 1.145 1.14 1.16
Intercept 3.97*** 0.011** 3.97*** 0.012** 3.97*** 0.010**
F 5.77 8.47 3.81 7.94 5.03 6.94
 
*p<.05;
**p<.01;
***p<.001
Note: All models are of current involvement with a different-sex partner among respondents who identify as 100% straight and report no involvement with a same-sex partner.
Excerpts of their interpretation:
Table 3 presents the results for men. The zero-order model (Model 1) shows the unadjusted racial and ethnic gaps in current relationship involvement. Asian men, but not black or Hispanic men, exhibit significantly lower odds of involvement than white men. Specifically, they have roughly half the odds of current involvement as white men. The full model (Model 2) adds the independent variables. Results suggest that involvement increases with age, but not educational attainment, parental SES or nativity status. All of the variables targeting opportunities for involvement for men (i.e., attractiveness at Wave I, adolescent romantic involvement, and height) have effects in the expected direction.
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The addition of the full set of independent variables attenuates [model 6] the association but does not eliminate it. We also considered another aspect often attributed to culture—whether Asian men may be excluding themselves from forming romantic relationships due to enrollment in higher education. In models (not shown) we interacted current enrollment in college measured at the fourth wave, with race/ethnicity and found no significant associations. In sum, our results lend little support for a cultural explanation of race and ethnic gaps in partnering.

Table 4

Odds Ratios of Current Involvement at Wave 4, FEMALE (N=5,715)

Variable Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model 4 Model 5 Model 6
Race/Ethnicity
Black 0.656*** 0.706** 0.656*** 0.703** 0.656*** 0.704**
Hispanic 0.875 1.022
Asian 0.85 1.153
Foreign Born 0.767
Foreign Born/Race/Ethnicity
US Born Hispanic 0.931 1.036
Foreign Born Hispanic 0.739 0.762
US Born Asian 1.054 1.131
Foreign Born Asian 0.735 0.897
Hispanic Ethnic Group
Mexican 0.957 1.124
Cuban 0.726 0.766
Puerto Rican 0.616 0.68
Central/South American 1.16 1.593
Other Hispanic 0.659 0.78
Asian Ethnic Group
Chinese 0.946 1.427
Filipino 1.2 1.66
Other Asian 0.683 0.959
Wave 1 Variables
Parental SES 0.975 0.975 0.974
Living with both biological parents 1.019 1.018 1.008
IR attractiveness 1.077** 1.077** 1.077**
Romantic relationship 1.936*** 1.936*** 1.954***
Wave 4 Variables
Age (in years) 1.008 1.009 1.006
Height (in inches) 0.994 0.994 0.995
College graduate prior to age 25 1.112 1.112 1.118
Intercept 5.34*** 2.02 5.338*** 2.02 5.34*** 1.95
F 5.11 6.02 3.47 5.48 2.13 3.94
 *p<.05;
**p<.01;
***p<.001
Note: All models are of current involvement with a different-sex partner among respondents who identify as 100% straight and report no involvement with a same-sex partner.
Excerpts of their interpretation:
We estimated parallel models for women (Table 4). Results from the zero-order model for women (Model 1) reveal that black women have significantly lower odds of current involvement than white women. Two of the factors that differentiate the involvement of men also differentiate the involvement of women—interviewer-rated attractiveness and prior romantic relationship. Perhaps reflecting women’s earlier involvement in relationships, age does not have a significant nor positive effect. Height fails to significantly affect the involvement of women. The full model (Model 2) reveals that net of resources and characteristics, black women have lower odds of romantic partnering than white women. Hispanic and Asian women show no difference in their odds of current involvement at Wave IV compared to white women. In contrast to the findings concerning men, no differences in involvement for Asian or Hispanic women were found in models examining nativity status (Models 3 and 4), ethnic sub-group (Models 5 and 6) or current educational enrollment (not shown).
Discussion excerpts:
Our descriptive statistics reveal that patterns of involvement differed markedly for men and women. Asian men were much more likely than their same-sex counterparts from other race/ethnic groups to be unpartnered. Roughly one out of every five Hispanic and white men failed to report a current sexual and/or romantic partner; only about a quarter of black men and a third of Asian men were similarly classified. White, black, and Hispanic women generally resembled their male counterparts in their levels of involvement, but Asian women were half as likely as Asian men to be unpartnered (i.e., 18% versus 35%).
In zero-order models run separately for men and women, black women and Asian men consistently exhibited a significantly lower likelihood of current involvement than their white counterparts. In full models that included economic factors, physical attributes and prior adolescent romantic relationships, the patterns remained. Wave I interviewer-rated attractiveness and romantic relationship involvement additionally reduced involvement for men and women, underscoring the importance of experience and opportunity. We found no evidence that socioeconomic resources or physical characteristics were driving the lower levels of involvement among Asian men. Instead, our findings are consistent with the notion that Asian American men are at the bottom of the racial hierarchy when it comes to the different-sex dating market.
With our data, we are unable to completely determine the mechanism through which Asian men are excluded from the mate market at this stage of the life course. While we cannot definitively say that Asian American men have not removed themselves from the mate market, we find little support for that argument. The significantly lower prevalence of involvement among Asian men, regardless of nativity status and ethnic group, challenges the notion that cultural norms and values may account for race and ethnic patterns in current involvement. Filipino men are an exception to this pattern, suggesting that they are more like Hispanics than all other Asian groups in terms of romantic/sexual involvement (Ocampo, 2013). Further evidence against the cultural argument is found in the stark differences in the likelihood of being unpartnered between Asian men and women. If “Asian cultural values” account for differences in romantic partnership formation, we would have found similar patterns for Asian women as Asian men (or alternatively, lower levels of involvement among Asian American women than Asian American men). In fact, the opposite was true. Finally, if culturally-specific values and norms were driving romantic involvement, these differences would be more apparent among the foreign-born population than among the second and later generations.
Some of this gap could be due to the large gender differences in interracial involvement among Asians.
Since this post is already way too tl;dr as it is, I'll keep this second part more abbreviated:

Is There an Own-Race Preference in Attractiveness?

Article Information Volume: 11 issue: 4, Article first published online: October 1, 2013; Issue published: October 1, 2013 Accepted: August 12, 2013; Received: May 15, 2013
Darren Burke School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
Caroline Nolan School of Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
William Gordon Hayward, Robert Russell Department of Psychology, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, China
Danielle Sulikowski School of Psychology, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia
https://doi.org/10.1177/147470491301100410 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/147470491301100410
Abstract:
Even in multicultural nations interracial relationships and marriages are quite rare, one reflection of assortative mating. A relatively unexplored factor that could explain part of this effect is that people may find members of their own racial group more attractive than members of other groups. We tested whether there is an own-race preference in attractiveness judgments, and also examined the effect of familiarity by comparing the attractiveness ratings given by participants of different ancestral and geographic origins to faces of European, East Asian and African origin. We did not find a strong own-race bias in attractiveness judgments, but neither were the data consistent with familiarity, suggesting an important role for other factors determining the patterns of assortative mating observed.
Materials and Methods Participants
One hundred and twenty (58M, 62F) university students participated in the experiment. Participants fell into one of 3 pre-existing groups: (1) Australian European – born and raised in Australia with only European ancestry; (2) Australian East-Asian – born and raised in Australia with only Chinese, Japanese, or Korean ancestry; or (3) Hong Kong East-Asian – born and raised in Hong Kong with only Chinese, Japanese, or Korean ancestry. Participants were instructed to indicate their ancestry by considering their previous three generations, such that ancestry was defined by reference to genealogy rather than self-identity.
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In order to encourage participants to use a subjective standard of attractiveness - that which they personally found attractive - they judged opposite-sex faces only. In total, participants were presented with 90 opposite-sex faces: 72 opposite-sex individual faces and 18 opposite-sex compound faces. The order of presentation of the faces was randomized, and each face was presented on screen for five seconds with a five second inter-stimulus interval (such that participants had 10 seconds in total to respond to each face). Participants were instructed to rate faces on a 9-point Likert scale according to how good looking they personally thought they were. The following markers for this scale were placed under each face: 1 = not at all good looking, 3 = slightly good looking, 5 = moderately good looking, 7 = quite good looking, 9 = extremely good looking. After rating all the faces, participants were administered a questionnaire that assessed demographic characteristics and familiarity with different races.
Results:
Male ratings of female faces (Figure 4):
https://i.imgur.com/fMbnoWP.png
Female ratings of male faces (Figure 3):
https://i.imgur.com/IVUCwZj.png
Not surprising. Actually, the one somewhat surprising thing here is black males rated so highly by East Asian women both by the Australian and the Hong Kong cohort. This is something you do not find in the online dating studies done in the US (e.g., Lin & Lundquist, 2013). This counterintuitive effect, while flying in the face of the familiarity hypothesis, may be related to a similar observation that Fisman (2008) observed in her Columbia University Speed Dating experiment, that "early familiarity with a race [as determined by % black in one's hometown] decreases tolerance". There's <1-2% black population in both Australia and Hong Kong (i.e., foreigner appeal? attenuated negative black racial stereotypes? pop media exposure effect?).
Anyway, back to author excerpts:
Despite our attempts to obtain genuine, subjective evaluations of “good looks”, by having heterosexual participants only rate opposite-sex faces, and using a cover story that emphasized memorizing the faces to minimize the effects of social desirability, we did not actually find a strong own-race preference. For female participants there was a universal European face preference, and the Australian East Asian participants did not even rate own-race faces as second most attractive, instead rating African faces as equally attractive (for individual faces) or slightly more attractive (for compound faces) than East Asian faces. For male participants European faces were also rated highly, and uniformly highest for compound faces, but there is some evidence of an own-race preference when rating individual faces, with both groups of East Asian participants showing a very slight own-race preference.
We did not find strong evidence for an own-race preference, since it emerged only for male participants judging unmanipulated faces, but the data overall are also not consistent with familiarity being the prime determinant of attractiveness, although the general preference for European faces (especially averages) may well reflect an effect of exposure. The mere fact that males and females differed in their ratings is very difficult to explain as a familiarity effect, since, in the samples we used, males and females of the various races are equally common (or uncommon). Hong Kong East Asians are exposed to far fewer European faces than East Asian faces, both in daily interactions, and in the media, but they (especially females) nevertheless usually rated European faces as most attractive. Equally problematic for a simple effect of familiarity, the only evidence for an own-race preference that we obtained, when males were judging unaveraged faces, showed no signs of being affected by experience. East Asian males, regardless of where they grew up, showed a slight preference for East Asian faces, despite dramatically different levels of exposure to European and East Asian faces, and the European Australians showed only a slight preference for European faces (over East Asian faces) despite much greater exposure to European faces. The ratings by female participants are more like those expected on the basis of familiarity, since the pattern of preferences shown by the Australian-raised participants is more similar than the pattern of preferences shown by the Hong Kong East Asian participants, but the mere fact of sex-differences is not easily accommodated by this factor, and the fact that the Australian-born participants rated African faces as second most attractive, despite their rarity, is also problematic. Not only did the female Australian-born participants rate the highly unfamiliar African faces as more attractive than the much more familiar East Asian faces, all of the male participant groups rated the African faces as least attractive, consistent with their low familiarity, but inconsistent with their own almost-experience-independent ratings of the European and East Asian faces. There is obviously a complex set of factors underpinning the attractiveness ratings, which may differ between males and females, and that is not completely explained by a straightforward own-race preference, or by an effect of familiarity.
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