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Post by ZAR Eries on Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:46 am





Greetings to you all! After a long period of reflection, and introspection over the course of events during the past year, it has finally come time to begin anew. We have wiped the slate clean and are starting from scratch in anticipation of the best version of Forza to come. No easy decisions were made for how we at the IFCA might continue on, only that we would continue.

Several areas of concern were heavily analyzed and revamped to more properly fit our new character for the 2012 season. First let me say with some humor, “this ain’t gonna be your father’s IFCA.” The IFCA of the future is setting a course that will attempt to make itself more relevant to sim-racers so that it may garner more prestige, and continue to cut a path of innovation unique to its assessment of the sim-racing world. We know that this will be difficult considering how we let so many people down in the past. We understand some were unduly hurt, and we are sorry for that. At the same time, I think all will agree we should do our best to turn our lemons into lemonade and try to move on as a positive force.

It should be made clear that we at the IFCA wish every racing organization well. Whether you are a small club, or a large league. Whether you are into Gran Turismo, F1, or iRacing, we hold no bias or grudge. Whether you are competing in ISRA, TOCA, VM, FMC, etc., we support you and all your club affiliations including but not limited to EZT, VVV, GLR, F4H,TRC, PpR, V12, EMW, and AAR.

Beyond the “Rules of the Road” to insure fair and clean racing, we have no restrictions on who races or where they may race. All are free to participate and come and go as they please without judgment or the questioning of ones loyalties. And though we may cover all those in sim-racing (whether they like us to or not), we ourselves are primarily a Forza oriented site. We also have no prejudice or discrimination between what a racer is, and what a hot lapper is. All are equally welcome here, and we will cater to both. The same goes for all the supporting activities such as painting, photos, tuners, drifters, drag racers, dealers, and the casual player.

The IFCA is dedicated to the promotion of all motor sports both real and simulated. Simply put, we are in support of every other racing organization that promotes motor sports.

Special thanks has to go out to our true benefactor, creator of the best racing game in the world, Mr. Dan Greenawalt and his latest team at, “Turn10.”

Moving forward what you can expect from the new IFCA is fewer events but with more seasons and closer racing. The events themselves will more closely emulate many of your favorite real world counterpart series. They will be less complicated and more standardized for ease of participation, and quicker turnaround times start to finish.

Unique to the IFCA in 2012 will be a special performance rating system for each participant in an Officially Sanctioned Race. Your OSR rating will give you some indication of where your skill level is at relative to all the other IFCA competitors, and allow you to climb a ladder to the top to be included in an end of the year finale.

In the weeks to come as FM4 is released you can expect to see minor changes to the site to reflect our new beginning starting with a general cleanup and new look. Official events will be announced after the release of FM4 once everyone has had some time with the new game and we get a chance to re-introduce the IFCA to all the new people new to Forza.

In the mean time sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite game with us. We have better days ahead. The racing has only just begun.

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Re: GTDon's Blog III

Post by AAR GTDon on Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:48 pm

Just a small FYI, we are almost done working out the ratings formula for Officially Sanctioned Races. We are quite pleased with the results and feel it will be highly accurate. The rating formula will be an integrated part of not only the IFCA, but perhaps outside series as well.

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Re: GTDon's Blog III

Post by ZAR Eries on Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:02 am

Cool, wonder how long before our ideas gets stolen again ...

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Re: GTDon's Blog III

Post by AAR GTDon on Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:54 pm

Yeah, me too eries. lol Well, I will be looking for some racers next week to help guage our new rating system which is now complete. We need to run 4 short races of say 10 laps in identical cars to see how accurate it is. This will enable us to see if we got it right we hope.

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Post by AAR ABEnstein on Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:47 pm

I'll be gald to help. I should be with FM4 all day Tuesday.

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Post by AAR GTDon on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:20 am

As one of the not so few in number "original veteran players" going all the way back to FM1, and co-author of the Official FM3 Game Guide by Prima Games, I can say with great confidence FM4 is easily the very best Forza yet. This is what Forza should have always been from the beginning. It has come full circle and along the way collected all the best features from the past and wrapped them into a truly great and complete car simulation experience. Well done Turn 10, you finally nailed it, and knocked this one right out of the park! Like Carly Simon sings, "Nobody does it better, Makes me feel sad for the rest, Nobody does it half as good as you Baby, you're the best."

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Post by ZAR Eries on Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:36 am

Well thank you , I still await Friday when I will get my game, and yes I havent even downloaded the demo.

So guess what I will be doing this weekend?

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:45 pm

HA! Buying flowers and being extra nice to the Mrs.LOL. Razz

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And what do the Forza veterans really think?

Post by AAR GTDon on Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:03 pm


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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:42 pm

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Post by EZT Neo 45 on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:50 am

ZAR Eries wrote:Cool, wonder how long before our ideas gets stolen again ...
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Post by ZAR Eries on Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:25 am

Neo lol long story ...
Good to see you man.

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Viper rules the ring again

Post by AAR GTDon on Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:03 pm


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Re: GTDon's Blog III

Post by AAR ABEnstein on Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:23 pm

That's cool. Who had it before? Was it Cadillac CTS-V?

Edit* Turn 10 does a good job of recreating this track, better than the others they have done.

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Post by AAR GTDon on Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:36 am

I think the Nissan GT-R or Porsche.

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Post by AAR ABEnstein on Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:48 am

I looked it up, and it says it's actually the Gumpert Apollo, but I don't know for sure.

Link: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nordschleife_lap_times_(sport_auto)


Edit* Whoops, that was not right. The time just before it was the Lexus LFA
w/ Nurburgring package with a time around 2 seconds slower.

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Schedule reminder

Post by AAR GTDon on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:00 pm

IFCA “Bone Stock” (Mondays 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST/1:00am GMT)


1.Sebring Short , 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST Monday 11/7 (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)
2.Road America, 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST Monday 11/14 (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)
3.Laguna Seca, 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST Monday 11/21 (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)
4.NurburgringGP, 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST Monday 11/28 (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)






IFCA “Super Spec” (Thursdays 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST/01:00am GMT)


1. Sebring Club, Thursday Nov 3rd 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)
2. Road Atlanta, Thursday Nov 10th 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)
3. Tsukuba, Thursday Nov 17th 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)
4. Mugello Short, Thursday Dec 1st 7:00pm CST/8:00pm EST (5:00pm PST, GMT 1:00am)







IFCA “Pro GT1 Unlimited” (Saturdays 10:00am CST/11:00am EST/4:00pm GMT)

1. Road America, Saturday Nov 12th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (GMT 4:00pm)
2. Road Atlanta, Saturday Nov 19th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (GMT 4:00pm)
3. Suzuka, Saturday Nov 26th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (GMT 4:00pm)
4. Motegi, Saturday Dec 3rd 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (GMT 4:00pm)




IFCA “Glory Days!” (Sundays 10:00am CST/11:00am EST/4:00pm GMT)


1.Infineon Raceway (Stock Car layout), Sunday Nov 6th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (8:00am PST, GMT 4:00pm)
2.Hockenheimring Short, Sunday Nov 13th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (8:00am PST, GMT 4:00pm)
3.Indianapolis GP, Sunday Nov 20th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (8:00am PST, GMT 4:00pm)
4.Sunset P. Club, Sunday Nov 27th 10:00am CST/11:00am EST (8:00am PST, GMT 4:00pm)






IFCA “Grand Am Sports Car”(Sunday 5:00pm CST/6:00pm EST/11:00pm GMT)


1. Motegi East, Sunday Nov 13th 5:00pm CST/6:00pm EST (GMT 11:00pm)
2. Silverstone International, Sunday Nov 20th 5:00pm CST/6:00pm EST (GMT 11:00pm)
3. Infineon IRL, Sunday Nov 27th 5:00pm CST/6:00pm EST (GMT 11:00pm)
4. Catalunya GP, Sunday Dec 4th 5:00pm CST/6:00pm EST (GMT 11:00pm)

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Post by Guest on Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:49 pm

My goodness....just when i thought there was nothing new that could exite me in my life...now this? Sweet...real sweet!

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iracing

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EDIT - Don you only need to enter the part AFTER the v=, when using []

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Post by AAR GTDon on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:10 pm

Well, so far so good. The powers that be in league racing have tentatively agreed to pursue a possible unification championship league race between all the more well known leagues in Forza. This would be a first for organized Forza racing and something that would bring everyone together for a change.

ISRA, SimRacer's, FMC, TORA, and RWS, and others are interested. Talks are now underway about what car and track to use. With any luck, and politics aside, there could be a mega league race sometime in 2012!

I'll try to keep everyone posted on the progress as I am able or allowed to do...

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Post by AAR GTDon on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:17 pm

Attention all you ALMS fans out there, be sure to check out our version of the series, http://ifca.highforum.net/f279-pro-endurance-series-2-open the only FM4 version that allows for the changing of drivers in a true team format just like the real ALMS.

In the future, we will probably combine the Grand Am series with the ALMS Endurance series bringing the format more in-line with the real ALMS by having 2 or 3 classes on the track at the same time.

But for now we just want drivers to sample the series in a more simple form first. So, go over the to the thread and post a time with one of the 4 R3 cars offered at my storefront. If you can't post a time, send it to me GTDon@msn.com

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IFCA Ratings List

Post by AAR GTDon on Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:46 pm

A major list update of the top 360 IFCA rated Forza drivers is now available... http://ifca.highforum.net/t5124-ifca-top-40-ratings-list#123930

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iRacing key to Pastrana

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