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Post by GTDon2 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:25 am



As many of you who test cars know, replicating the IMSA Continental Tire series has proven to be very difficult with limited success by a number of organizations.  The IFCA has had some success with it in the past in FM4 and will be trying to do it again.  With T10 allowing access to almost all of the cars now, we can probably do the series some justice and have some real fun.

We will attempt to use the same cars as found in the real series and limit them to the same hp as the real cars.  We will also employ a revised tire BoP that will be more competitive than what we have done in Super Spec racing.  Initially, we will bring the GS class up to speed with some sprint races of less than 17laps, then after everyone feels like they have a handle on the cars we will switch to longer races and shared driving stints with 2 man teams. Then, we will introduce either the new TCR, or ST class.  Eventually, we would like to see all 3 classes on the track at the same time.

The unique feature of this IFCA format, and one that is rarely done any where, is no microphone communications with your competitors.  You will only be allowed to chat with your teammate during the race.  This single feature brings about an entirely different atmosphere of realism to the experience you seldom get to have in league racing.   Instead of yelling where you are at or while making a pass, you'll have to be much more crafty and creative as you sneak up on someone to pass.  It takes more skill and patience and amps up the thrill by a factor of 10.

Sometime in early August we will begin our practice races.  Anyone available for some pre-testing should message me.

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GS Car List

Post by GTDon2 on Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:07 pm

Our GS car list is complete but not completely tested yet.  There will be a total of at least 23 GS cars to pick from.  

We included every make and model from recent history and a few that were not raced in the real series too.  We did it this way because we still don't have all the exact cars.  So, for example, Forza doesn't offer a late model Pontiac GTO, so we are using the Pontiac G8 in its place.  We added the SRT8 392 and Hellcat Challengers just because there are Mustangs and Camaros and wanted to round the field out with some MOPAR's.  Other than this, the cars are well represented with more than one model to pick from in most cases.

There will be a new tire compound/width BoP that is a fine-tuned version of what we use in Super Spec.  In other words there will be less of a gap between drivers and their tire BoP.  This is partly due to the cars themselves in that some have limited widths and some need more grip than others to be equal.

We will have several practice events before we go endurance racing so that everyone can get a feel for which cars they prefer. 

Stay tuned...

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Continental Tire Car List

Post by GTDon2 on Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:06 am

The specific builds are not yet finalized.  All have been tested and brought into equality by phase 1 testing.  Phase 2 testing involves actual race condition testing on Saturday nights.  We need as many drivers as possible for phase 2.  All of our regular drivers need to invite 1 new guy each Saturday.  

Our training test facility is Daytona infield.  Daytona offers everyone a familiar variety of cornering from fast to slow, as well as long straights for maximum speeds giving us a good gauge of each cars performance envelope.  Bear in mind just as in real life, equality here or at any track does not mean equality at an alternative track.  Most cars will be equal at Daytona, but slightly unequal at other tracks, and yet slightly more than equal at others.  It will be up to the teams to decide which car best suits their track preferences. Just as with the real series everyone will have to compromise at some tracks and realize their car is not always going to be the best car at a given track.  Cars that do well at Daytona, may do less well at Lime Rock for example.


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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

2016 Ford Shelby GT350R
2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2016 Porsche Cayman GT4
2004 Porsche 911 GT3

2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12
2013 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
2008 Aston Martin DBS

2015 McLaren 650S
2015 McLaren 570S

2017 Mercedes AMG GTR
2015 Mercedes GTS FF
2015 Mercedes AMG GT S
2011 Mercedes SLS AMG

2014 BMW M4
2008 BMW M3

2013 Audi R8

2009 Pontiac G8

2010 Nissan 370Z

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Season Start Date and Track Schedule

Post by GTDon2 on Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:31 pm

Saturday September 8th @ Daytona is race #1 starting at 7:30pm EST

1. Daytona
2. Sebring
3. Homestead Road Circuit
4. Watkins Glen International
5. Indy GP
6. Lime Rock
7. Road America
8. VIR Full
9. Laguna Seca
10. Road Atlanta
11. Sonoma NASCAR

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by NellyDRacer on Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:37 pm

Yep that works

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by EZT TomCat7 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:31 am

After checking the World Rankings, I see that I am at 1901. Smile

So I guess that I have to switch to "Sport" Tires this week. Sad

My lap times are now in the 1:51's - 1:52's lol!
I ran a 1:49.9 with Race Tires in the Merc.
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by ERT Vader on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:20 am

Looks interesting, I may be jumping into a few of these races.
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by speedyjab09 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 pm

I added this series to my calendar, looking forward to getting back to league racing.
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by liquidnc on Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:11 pm

this looks like fun

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by EZT TomCat7 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:14 pm

The Testing Series is much more fun, because we are helping which cars need upgrading or degrading plus the racers that are participating will know what cars they want to race.


So all new racers would benefit by racing now. cheers
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Good Tracks

Post by blkghost187 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:35 pm

GTDon2 wrote:Saturday September 8th @ Daytona is race #1 starting at 7:30pm EST

1. Daytona
2. Sebring
3. Homestead Road Circuit
4. Watkins Glen International
5. Indy GP
6. Lime Rock
7. Road America
8. VIR Full
9. Laguna Seca
10. Road Atlanta
11. Sonoma NASCAR
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Continental Tire Endurance Sign-ups

Post by GTDon2 on Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:11 am

Please post your Team Name, car preference, and teammates here.  The season begins Saturday, Sept 8th 7:30 EST @ Daytona 24hrs.  All races will be 2hrs in duration.


Team Name:
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Livery requirements: 
number plates with any number
identical team liveries

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by GTDon2 on Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:31 pm

I will be posting the other 21 car builds this week so keep popping in to check.

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by speedyjab09 on Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Having trouble finding a partner that can do the 2 hours, fingers crossed. I didn't see in the rules of the series, how many mandatory pit stops per race?
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by GTDon2 on Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:50 pm

speedyjab09 wrote:Having trouble finding a partner that can do the 2 hours, fingers crossed. I didn't see in the rules of the series, how many mandatory pit stops per race?

Saturday's practice race is only 1 hour with 2 pit stops each driver.

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by Midnite Rider on Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 am

I am looking for a partner to compete in this series. I will commit to being available with the foresight cancer may affect my performance, my chemo starts on 9/11 but think I can make all the races. Midnite Rider
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by GTDon2 on Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:11 am

Midnite Rider wrote:I am looking for a partner to compete in this series. I will commit to being available with the foresight cancer may affect my performance, my chemo starts on 9/11 but think I can make all the races. Midnite Rider

Right on Rider! And listen everyone, this man can use all the prayers and well wishing he can get.

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by Midnite Rider on Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:28 am

Midnite Rider wrote:I am looking for a partner to compete in this series. Midnite Rider
Bump and Thanks Don, I will take all the prayers and well wishes I can get!!
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by TheyCallMeBubz on Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:51 pm

Looking for a team mate for this Saturday & the whole season, let me know. Thx

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by EZT TomCat7 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:01 am

Since this is Wed. 8/22 already, I am wondering if there will be a continental Tire Test race this Saturday Question
what cars and What build Question
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by GTDon2 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:05 am

EZT TomCat7 wrote:Since this is Wed. 8/22 already, I am wondering if there will be a continental Tire Test race this Saturday Question
what cars and What build Question

Builds have been posted since Sunday Tom

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by GTDon2 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:14 am

GTDon2 wrote:
EZT TomCat7 wrote:Since this is Wed. 8/22 already, I am wondering if there will be a continental Tire Test race this Saturday Question
what cars and What build Question

Builds have been posted since Sunday Tom

http://ifca.highforum.net/t6538p25-ifca-continental-tire-test-racing#135328

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Post by speedyjab09 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:24 am

TheyCallMeBubz wrote:Looking for a team mate for this Saturday & the whole season, let me know. Thx

I also need a teammate and will try to make all races. There is a small chance I might miss some races though due to my coaching duties for my daughter on Saturday. The league has not finalized the schedule for the season but I will inform you as soon as I know I will miss a race so you can grab a teammate to compete. If that's OK with you, let's do it.
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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by GTDon2 on Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:20 pm

speedyjab09 wrote:
TheyCallMeBubz wrote:Looking for a team mate for this Saturday & the whole season, let me know. Thx

I also need a teammate and will try to make all races. There is a small chance I might miss some races though due to my coaching duties for my daughter on Saturday. The league has not finalized the schedule for the season but I will inform you as soon as I know I will miss a race so you can grab a teammate to compete. If that's OK with you, let's do it.


Smart man, big time team right there!  Yes, a team can switch out members at will at any time for substitutes. 

For those of you who, like TomCat didn't see or can't find the builds or format page you'll notice they are stickies at the top of every page.  

The master build sheet is here:
http://ifca.highforum.net/t6541-continental-tire-endurance-car-builds

Sign-ups here:
http://ifca.highforum.net/t6539-continental-tire-endurance-sign-up

Format rules here:
http://ifca.highforum.net/t6540-continental-tire-endurance-format#135320


There are only 2 more practice races before the season begins on Saturday Sept 8th @ 7:30pm CST.  I should have the remaining car builds posted by this Sunday.

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Re: IFCA Continental Tire Endurance Series

Post by TheyCallMeBubz on Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:30 pm

Speedy, that sounds like a brilliant plan! Catch you this Saturday! Also, I feel as if most guys are going to be running the Hellcat this weekend, so I'm going to switch it up and run the Mclaren. I'll have a tune posted & shared by the name of IFCA whenever I get around to practicing Very Happy

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