Release 12 Reveal

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BIG NEWS EVERYONE! At the request of a potential user I have started a proof of concept for a drifting bracket. Note that the image above is a Work In Progress and the styles, colors, logos are not yet final and a lot of things can happen between now and release. As always I will keep everyone updated as this project inches closer to being done. I can tell you that this WILL NOT be a new site to visit and it will be integrated into Racing Club Manager one way or another.

The proof of concept I was working on was to see if I could generate a bracket that aligned correctly on the screen, and if I was able to fill it with data and get data out of it. I have achieved those goals with the proof and decided to let everyone in on my work.

The idea is to let clubs manage members like their racing counter-parts already do, but to let them generate brackets to let them hold drift tournaments. Tournaments can be varying sizes.(2,4,8,16,32) Drifting doesn’t have as many data points as racing but I am going to try and collect as many as I can think of and this is where the community can help me. Is there anything I should be capturing besides points per round and car used? I will already have the concept of teams. Should I allow seeding or just let you guys fill out the brackets however you want? Should there be championship scoring, like points for advancing a round that is scaled so that if a higher seed beats a lower seed they are rewarded? Let me know!

There are a lot of features to consider and I really want the help of the drifting community that would use this expansion to weigh in. Obviously the more features we add, the longer it is going to take to build and test. On the other hand if I leave out a feature from the start and add it in later, take seeding for example, then earlier versions of a bracket won’t have those same data points as newer versions. Aggregate data is easier to add down the road. As long as the data points are there from the start I can always expand on what data I provide over time. Aggregate data being: average points per round, or the average number of rounds a member was able to participate in per tournament.

This release, or expansion if you rather, has a lot of potential and I am very excited about continuing to develop it. Let me know what you think!

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#LiveryContest2016 Entries

Well the first entry for #LiveryContest2016 came in today from PTG FOX so it’s time to start a post that lists all of the entries as they roll in.


PTG FOX – 2016 Winner!

2015 Infiniti Q60 Concept featuring Red Bull F1 team president Christian Horner.

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Here is a short video clip showing the side and bonnet. [MP4 via Twitter]


PTG Brains

2015 Nissan Altima Super V8 – Mostly white with orange and dark blue highlights. Photos were taken by PTG DAN0 408 and they came out amazing. This is the first time I’ve ever drooled over a Nissan Altima.

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ABGRAPHICS

One of the best Forza racing livery creators just tweeted this 2011 #35 SLS GT3 out on deadline day. Great work.

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jerrad

This 2015 Chevrolet Daytona Prototype is white with orange/blue highlights and gives off a sort of southwestern vibe. Slap this livery on and take some laps around COTA for maximum effect.

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Dr Hoc

Dr Hoc of RDUX fame tried his hand at a Racing Club Manager livery on this Toyota Supra. Definitely getting brownie points for provided shots at my home track Limerock. Thanks for the submission Dr Hoc.

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Now Supporting MXGP 2

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MXGP 2, Motocross racing game was released in the UK today and is available on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. America is seeing a delayed release but we are supporting the game and the 18 FIM Motocross World Championship circuits.

I haven’t seen a lot of the game yet, only trailers but it looks beautiful and I like that it seems down to earth, rather than having a bunch of insane fantasy tracks.

One potential league, MX Online Racing has already expressed interest in using Racing Club Manager to help schedule races and keep results. Hopefully it takes off and becomes a legendary game for motocross racing. Enjoy!