Drama seems to follow me! Steering wheel this week again Friday night team practice lead to utter frustration. I quit! Kenny comes over to look at the wheel (Fanatec Clubsport V1)problem as he knows I can drive better than the times I am posting. He fires up the wheel and says it is dead dude one of the motors is weak or not working. Hey, I have had some miles on this one I was on the first orders when they came out. Clicked the buy it now button on new Fanatec v2.5 base! So I have a heavy modded g25 with buttons and sli-pro on it. What the hell lets try it. He helps get it all set up and says let's just get a baseline going and start over. I host a late session and start just driving nobody could join so I had the track to myself. Setups were tried and thrown out. The smaller wheel rim was a challenge to get used to and the FFB was more than enough to wear me out. Kenny hosted up a team practice and we get all our guys running and I still am missing the mojo by 2 seconds. Prl practice Monday night same deal just cannot seem to figure it out at that point I was just going to say screw it. In sheer desperation, I dumped in a setup found off the web that said minute 55 lap with just a few minutes left I rolled out with Kenny and said it is now or never. CLICK moment started to get green sectors again finished with best times yet for me. Kenny hosted more time after the PRL session and we ground it out and at the end, he had me by just .060
The wheel shows up Tuesday...what to do stick with the G25 or plug it in and run the new base? Racer in me says new and shiny got to be better! 7:25 turn the first laps and knew I made an error something wrong bad. Kenny is a great guy he remotes in my rig and gets me straight. I load up the new drivers and back to the session. Powered up the wheel and holy cow batman I can barely turn it on entry so Kenny says just turn a few laps so it can auto sense the in-game ffb keep it off the curbs he says
It sets it to 12.5 no clipping but I am not used to the force and say it needs to be dialed back or my arms are going to fall off:) Get some laps together and it is close to Q time and the feedback is incredible over the old Fanatec base. Q pace in the top 10 feeling good for a change.
Race time: Got mugged on the start for some reason thought it was hold your position until after the start line not sure where that was said but Kenny also thought that anyhow head down and team member was with me and we were moving up good together I was getting a good pace going I made a inside move and the other driver made it an 8 wheel car and it stayed 8 wheels way too long for several turns and it ended with a spin that broke the 8 wheels and me having heavy damage I knew it was too early to pit for fuel mileage to work out so I struggled on till it would work out and had a few off track moments. Hopeful it would cycle out, in the end, I just raced hard the rest of the time. Got lapped but held my own with them as long as I could without impeding them too much. There is hope that this car and I will have a better showing.
Racing is a fun sport and we have rules in place to keep it fun this is the 3rd race in a row I was on the end of bumper cars that led me to a poor finish.