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M G Brown
10-06-2010, 12:14 PM
Paul is in the house.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4145/5057403415_72efd4a289_z.jpg

M G Brown
10-06-2010, 03:32 PM
I wanted to point out that I will be at the raceway each day during the time there is racing activity. I will be posting at the end of each part of the worlds. Let me emphasize that results will be posted mere moments after they occur for the duration of the worlds. Any delays between the video feed and results posting may have to do with the results not being "official" due to rules discussions and the like.

There has been severe Internet service outages in the last 48 hours affecting not only Mid-America Raceway but also other businesses in the immediate area. I spoke with an AT& T service person this morning and they are working to diagnose the problem.

Racers and other attendees have been asked to curtail their use of streaming music and video on the wireless Internet router that is carrying the live world feed. I sincerely hope that we can all work together to assure coverage for our viewers around the world.

M G Brown
10-06-2010, 04:08 PM
I think that this worlds will set a record for the most toilet paper rolls and hand towels used by participants.

M G Brown
10-06-2010, 10:01 PM
If anyone is having trouble matching up a photo of a car with a driver- the car number is the same as the number following the driver name on all official race result documents that are being posted. IE: Qualifying lists, etc.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/5058629953_e25c6ce65e_z.jpg

In the above photo we see that this is car # 45 belonging to Olli Kantamaa (winner of the Group H Quarterfinal)

M G Brown
10-06-2010, 10:17 PM
There are no "podium photos" being posted as such because all event awards will be presented at the official awards banquet following the conclusion of the ES24 Main.

The TQ "presentations" are being staged and are not the official presentation.

Monty@B.O.W.
10-06-2010, 10:44 PM
MG,

For those of us who don't know, like me, could you give some comment on the format being used? Obviously, there are a lot of quarterfinals. Were there any semi-main sitouts? How many open semi spots are being contested for with the quarters? When the top however many move from the quarters, how will they seed into the semis?

backintheslot
10-06-2010, 11:33 PM
MG, thank you for doing a great job getting the info out. You and Mr.Mazur rock!

Correct me if I am wrong but, I beleive the heats are seaded by the qualifying times. Top 8 go to the main...........................

Owl Chump
10-06-2010, 11:42 PM
Monty,

Past ISRA races (except for production I believe) had the 4 fastest qualifiers sitting out in the A-semi and everyone else would race in consi (3 minute heats) and the fastest 20 drivers (by total laps) would then fill out the A-semi, B-semi and C-semi (4 minute heats). The fastest 8 from these three semi's would go to the main event (five minute heats).

This year it seems, everyone qualifies and runs in a consi (no sit-outs). The fastest 8 go to the A consi, next 8 to the B consi and so forth. Then the top 24 (by total laps) would go to the A, B C semi. They would be seeded 1-8 to the A-semi, 9-16 to the B-semi and 17-24 to the C-semi. They would race and then the top 8 from these three semi (by total laps) would go to the main event.

backintheslot
10-06-2010, 11:50 PM
Don't you have a plane to catch!:D

Owl Chump
10-06-2010, 11:55 PM
Don't you have a plane to catch!:D

I'm headed for SFO at 5am to catch a 6:30am flight to O'Hara. I should arrive around 12:30pm in time for lunch! ;-)

backintheslot
10-06-2010, 11:56 PM
MMMMM lunch! You and the "Slick" one have a great trip.

SteveDee
10-07-2010, 12:03 AM
If anyone is having trouble matching up a photo of a car with a driver- the car number is the same as the number following the driver name on all official race result documents that are being posted. IE: Qualifying lists, etc.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/5058629953_e25c6ce65e_z.jpg

In the above photo we see that this is car # 45 belonging to Olli Kantamaa (winner of the Group H Quarterfinal)

so much for the rule about a detailed driver. I read the ISRA rule book and it seems to me that there are a lot of rules they are not enforcing, like paint jobs on F1 cars, etc. If you're not going to enforce the written rule then why have it in the first place.

Slapshot
10-07-2010, 12:23 AM
Owl:
Make sure MG has his breakfast lunch and dinner breaks so he can contiue on his awsome reports.

Steve unfortunatly the 1/32 Euro body showen follows the rules exactly. Most bodies in the past events are similar as to the extent of detailing. It is only in F1 there are more stringent detailing requirement rules. The body decoration in 1/32 euro and 1/24 euro is unrestricted, only "body line" and "pinstriping" detailing in a different color is manitory. There is absolutely no mention of detailing the interior driver other than it must be painted. http://israworlds.com/isra2010rules.html#4.3_Eurosport_1/32




4.3.3 Body

Eurosport 1/32 is a single body class.

Legal body for 2010-2011 is Red Fox (Brasil) Audi LMP. (See also section 6 for homologation and submitting rules.) The body must not deviate from its shape as produced by the manufacturer.

The body must cover the entire chassis, including the rear axle and guide flag, in at least one unforced position. It can be fixed to the chassis with pins or sellotape.

Body decoration is unrestricted, but must be made in at least two different colors. The body must be completely opaque. Windows must be left clear and all four wheels must be completely visible when viewed from the side. Pin striping and/or bodyline detailing is mandatory.

The driver's licence number must be displayed in at least 3 different positions.
All cars must contain a painted and 1/32 scale three-dimensional interior with the driver's helmet, shoulders, arms and the steering wheel mounted in the original cockpit position. No portion of the chassis must be seen through the cockpit area when viewed from above. Body cutting must maintain every detail of the real car (i.e. lights, wheel position, etc.).

Two bodies per car are permitted, provided that they are painted, trimmed and mounted identically. The extra body is kept in the enclosed park and made available on the return of the other. During a service break both bodies are available to the driver.


Now on the brighter side there are a few that detail thier drivers like Brian Meharry.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5058083901_cd597b8d8f_z.jpg

Raymond Batchelor

Owl Chump
10-07-2010, 04:51 AM
Hey Ray,

On my way to the airport now! Will pick up a big bottle of vitamin C for MG.:cool:

Ken Swanson
10-07-2010, 05:50 AM
Owl:
Make sure MG has his breakfast lunch and dinner breaks so he can contiue on his awsome reports.

Steve unfortunatly the 1/32 Euro body showen follows the rules exactly. Most bodies in the past events are similar as to the extent of detailing. It is only in F1 there are more stringent detailing requirement rules. The body decoration in 1/32 euro and 1/24 euro is unrestricted, only "body line" and "pinstriping" detailing in a different color is manitory. There is absolutely no mention of detailing the interior driver other than it must be painted. http://israworlds.com/isra2010rules.html#4.3_Eurosport_1/32



Now on the brighter side there are a few that detail thier drivers like Brian Meharry.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/5058083901_cd597b8d8f_z.jpg

Raymond Batchelor



Brian's car should have won concorse hands down. Unfortunately it was never even considered because of the way the cars to be judged are selected. Brian's car was on one of the lower shelves of the cart that the cars are placed on after tech inspection. Because of this, when the cars that would be judged were chosen, no one bent down to look at the cars on these lower shelves. Brian always makes the extra effort to make his cars look amazing. It is truly unfortunate that a $20.00 pre painted body won concorse over one that took the owner hours to do.

Cheers

M G Brown
10-07-2010, 05:56 AM
Ken - I agree with your comments which is why I took the effort to photograph and share Brian's work for everyone to admire.

I'd like to have seen Jack Beers enter a couple of cars in the ISRA Worlds...

Ken Swanson
10-07-2010, 06:10 AM
MG,

I kinda knew that you felt that way, and why you posted the pics. Just wanted to throw my two cents in.

I actually spoke to Jack last night on the way home from the track. I asked him why he hadn't done some bodies for this race. From that, conversation, and other recent ones, I don't think he fully understood just how big of an event this was going to be.

Slapshot
10-07-2010, 06:15 AM
Interesting sidebar info Thanks.

FYI Jack still has time to paint up a couple duplicate 1/24th ISRA R10 for 1/24th Euros tommorow if he pulls an all nighter and hands it to Lee to mount on one of his customers.....insert wink....

Raymond

M G Brown
10-07-2010, 06:54 AM
I would love love love to see Jack do just what Raymond is suggesting.

M G Brown
10-07-2010, 12:31 PM
I was just told that Kevin Van Pelt is withdrawing his car and feels that Brian Meharry should be awarded ES32 Concours.

I wanted to take note of Kevin's gesture of good sportsmanship.

Frankie
10-07-2010, 01:44 PM
That’s an impressive gesture by Kevin, says a lot about a man.. Very cool and very classy.

M G Brown
10-12-2010, 11:31 AM
There have been questions raised about the team name in the Plafit PanAm "Roundheads".

While only the team members can be sure of why the name was picked; it could be referring to a group of supporters of Parliament during the English Civil War. Also known as Parliamentarians, they fought against King Charles I and his Cavaliers (Royalists) who claimed absolute power and the divine right of kings.

Most roundheads appear to have sought a constitutional monarchy, in place of the absolutist monarchy sought by Charles I, but at the end of the Second Civil War in 1649, republican leaders such as Oliver Cromwell were in a strong position to abolish the monarchy completely and establish the republican Commonwealth. The roundhead commander-in-chief of the first Civil War, Lord Fairfax, remained a supporter of constitutional monarchy, as did many other roundhead leaders such as Edward Montagu.

Roundheads tended to be Puritan or Presbyterian but also included many smaller groups such as the Independents. Roundhead political factions included Diggers, Levellers and Fifth Monarchists.

The Roundheads' enemies, the Royalist supporters of King Charles I of England, were nicknamed Cavaliers.

"Roundheads" appears to have been first used as a term of derision toward the end of 1641, when the debates in Parliament in the Bishops Exclusion Bill were causing riots at Westminster. Some, but by no means all, of the Puritans wore their hair closely cropped round the head, and there was an obvious contrast between them and the men of courtly fashion with their long ringlets. One authority said of the crowd which gathered there, "They had the hair of their heads very few of them longer than their ears, whereupon it came to pass that those who usually with their cries attended at Westminster were by a nickname called Roundheads." According to John Rushworth (Historical Collections) the word was first used on 27 December 1641 by a disbanded officer named David Hide, who during a riot is reported to have drawn his sword and said he would "cut the throat of those round-headed dogs that bawled against bishops".

Or they could have been just referring to "Roundheads Pizza Pub" a few steps away from the raceway, where many participants gathered at the end of the racing day to consume an adult beverage and the like. It should be noted that Roundheads Pizza Pub was an official sponsor of ISRA Worlds 2010 and as such the business logo appeared on the back of the Worlds 2010 event t-shirt.

Slapshot
10-13-2010, 12:37 AM
There have been questions raised about the team name in the Plafit PanAm "Roundheads".



MG:

Thanks for the claification, I was beginning to think it was because Mike Stahl has a round head. Insert round headed smilie here....

Raymond

oldweirdherald
10-13-2010, 12:42 AM
I'm locking this thread, because once again, the kids can't seem to play nice together in the sandbox without arguing.

I have deleted the quibbling... as I did not see any ill will intended in any of the posts I left above.

(I really think the concours issue was not meant to degrade or offend anyone... and certainly was not meant to start trouble. I deleted all posts regarding that non-issue)

It's a shame that after a week of such great racing with great racers from all over the world, meeting & racing together... that some people just can't seem to help but toss a wet blanket over it when discussing it online.

I am positive that everyone in attendance had a fantastic time. Those of us who watched online got a taste of it.

Let's focus on the positive and quit trying to spoil such a good thing, ok?

Paul K aka "mom"