For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

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For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by FKNCommishLB » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:11 am

Hey everyone,

First off, a HUGE thank you to those who have sponsored our league to add broadcasting content. It is much appreciated, and I am hoping to provide a little more shortly (Gotta put kids & wife first though). 

As a firm believer in presentation and content, I wanted to create a thread that will give our broadcasting teams the ability to get to know the drivers that are behind the wheels. It should be appropriate, it should be something you think you add value and depth to our league, and personalize the experience while giving the broadcasting team additional material to work with on their end.

Things I feel add value:

- Nicknames:
- How long you've Sim Raced:
- Where you're from: (The broadcasters were guessing on a few of our drivers last week)
- How old you are:
- Profession
- Relationship and parental status
- Other interesting facts about you:

This is only optional, of course! But I'd like to encourage people to consider help maximize the presentation of our league! :)

Thanks to all who help!

LB
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by FKNCommishLB » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:16 am

I'll go first!

Name: James LeBlond

Nickname: "LB" or "The Commish"

Why did I choose the #77 car? My last sports hero was the great hockey defenseman Raymond Bourque.

What other interests do you have? I also play in an eSports based hockey league and play Left Defense, wearing #77.

Where am I from: Biddeford, Maine USA

How old am I: 45

How long have I SimRaced: Began on Father's Day in 2017.

Other interesting facts: I have been self-employed for 13 years, a Father of 5 kids, been gaming since I was 4, and been a faithful fan of New England sports teams going back to when they also sucked. I stream all my content on a Twitch channel dedicated to Fluffy Kitty Ninjas. I'm also not afraid to say I like pineapple on my pizza from time to time.

Who's next!? :)
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by jeromef1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:39 pm

Great initiative!
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Kenny Duval » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:10 pm

-Nicknames: None that can be said in a broadcast.

- How long you've Sim Raced: Since the original Papyrus Indy Car Racing game was released. 93

- Where you're from: Louisiana born but now reside in Georgia.

- How old you are: Old enough to be slow. 45

-Profession : Systems and Network Engineer

- Relationship and parental status - Married for 22 years with 4 furry dependents. I'm still hoping the marriage thing works out.

- Other interesting facts about you: Retired motorcycle racer. Have gathered a group of former and current WERA motorcycle racers and brought them to the iRacing world. 6 of which are currently running or have run in the PRL league.
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Soup Zahn GSRC » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:35 pm

Drivers,

This thread is great, and something that many of our series do to help us out.

Please keep up the info, but what is even more helpful is if a league member could collect all this info and put it in a google sheet, sorted by alphabetical order.

That way, during the broadcast, the commentators can keep that window open, and have quick access to the information.

All the stories DO NOT need to be posted on the spread sheet. The GSRC commentators will monitor this thread for all the details.

But if the spreadsheet had simple info to reference at a glance

Drivers Name

Nick Name

Age and Profession 
---"You're looking at Okey Stokenburger, the 34 year old mailman.

Relationship and Parental Status
---"You're looking at Okey Stokenburger, the 34 father of two boys"
---"Okey Stokenburger ishoping to win this for his new girl freind, Sally"
.
Home Town & Current Location (where a driver is from is as interesting as the current location)
---"There is Okey Stokenburger, born on an Antarctica Science Station and now hailing from Rome"

Hobbies or Talents
---"Up to 3rd goes Okey Stokenburger, the semi profession bongo player"


So inconclusions
Details here in the forum
Highlights on the spread sheet.

Thanks, and even if no spread sheet is created, keep the info coming here
Soup
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Post by jeromef1 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:53 pm

All good, I will create a spreadsheet for you!
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by SharkV » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:34 pm

Hi,

- Nicknames: SharkV (was shark but was taken when I've plaed COD, so added the V to it)
- How long you've Sim Raced: Very long time, 1st game was on C64, and on PC was Indyianapolis 500 from 89

- Where you're from: Québec City, Québec, Canada
- How old you are: 52
- Other interesting facts about you: #27 is for my all time preferred driver Gilles Villeneuve, he died to young.  I play Golf and bowling.  Also I play other games when not racing.
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by alvaro rabanal » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:58 pm

Nicknames:Alvaro inchausti
- How long you've Sim Raced:1year ago
- Where you're from: spanish because im living in italy
- How old you are:32
- Profession: massage sports
- Relationship and parental status
- Other interesting facts about you:
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Sergio713 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:02 pm

- Nicknames: Sergio P. Maojo
- How long you've Sim Raced: 2 years
- Where you're from: Spain
- How old you are: 27
- Profession: Waiter
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Post by MGriff240 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:19 pm

- Nicknames: Freaky
- How long you've Sim Raced: 5 years
- Where you're from: Philadelphia
- How old you are: 25
- Profession: Pet Store Manager
- Relationship and parental status: Will be married in May!
- Other interesting facts about you:
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Ozymandias » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:37 pm

- Nicknames: --
- How long you've Sim Raced: Pole Position qualifies for simracing?
- Where you're from: Santiago, Chile
- How old you are: 45
- Profession: Business Administration
- Relationship and parental status: Married with 3 "kids" (21-18 and 16 years old)
- Other interesting facts about you:
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Post by Mark Phile » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:08 pm

-Last name sounds like”file”
-Been sim racing for 5yrs with a rig, just switched to PC and IRacing for 2018
-im 41, i live in Reading PA (1hr outside Philly go birds!!!)
-drummer, play organized street hockey, love motorcycle track days
-married no kids 2 dogs
-mechanic/fabricator for 23yrs
-newb of the group
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Gary Schilling » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:01 am

Nicknames:G Money / G Dawg
- How long you've Sim Raced:10 years, 5 with controller {PS3 } 5 with wheel & pedals {I Racing}
- Where you're from: Chicago originally, 10 years in North Carolina

- How old you are:I'm the cranky old man of the group 61.
- Profession : Bicycle & Motorcycle Shop owner/mechanic
- Relationship and parental status : Single with parent of my best buddy Champ the dog :)
- Other interesting facts about you:Retired motorcycle racer/endurance team owner
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by DeamingPie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:47 am

- Nicknames: Only among close friends and none that are PC
- How long you've Sim Raced: Long time Forza & Gran Turismo racer only 3 months on iRacing
- Where you're from: Raised in Michigan, now living in Florida
- How old you are: 42
- Profession: Operations Manager (full time)/ Owner and sole employee of Apex Button Box
- Relationship and parental status: Married, no kids
- Other interesting facts about you: United States Army Military Police Veteran. Inspired to join the league and iRacing by Kenny Duval. I hate spiders.
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by dragnframe » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:48 am

- Nicknames: non that can be broadcasted
- How long you've Sim Raced: competitively 1yr

- Where you're from:Mansfield Ohio, 10mins from the great Mid-Ohio sports car course
- How old you are:35
- Profession Freightliner Dealer Rep.
- Relationship and parental status. Married 2 kids. 7 and 8 months 
- Other interesting facts about you: Washed up motorcycle road racer, and now getting my 7yr old started this season road racing a motorcycle. Excited to watch him race and grow into a young man.  
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Post by shawnkenning » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:26 am

Nicknames: Code3ryder
How long you've Sim Raced: 6 months or so. First season of actual racing.
Where you're from: (The broadcasters were guessing on a few of our drivers last week): Northern California
How old you are: 43
Profession: Customer Support
Other interesting facts about you: Motorcycle/trackday enthusiast.
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Rhoad Racing » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:10 pm

Nicknames: 
'Rhoad'

How long you've Sim Raced:
Off and on since 2014

Where you're from:
Born and raised in Charleston, SC. Lived in Atlanta, GA for several years while attending the Art Institute of Atlanta. 
Currently in Knoxville, TN

How old you are:
37 (DOB: June 5th, 1980)

Profession:
Owner of Studio Rhoad: A marketing agency for the automotive market

Relationship and parental status:
Engaged with 2 girls (14 y/o and 13 y/o). My fiance and I met 12 years ago on a drifting forum.

Other interesting facts about you:
Owned and operated the Formula Drift feeder series during the mid 2000's
My real life track car is a Toyota AE86 GT-S 
I love wine, Ayrton Senna and Thrash Metal (music)

Short Story:
As an entrepreneur I have always admired John Paul DeJoria (Owner of Tequila Patrón and Paul Mitchell Professional Haircare). Through various connections, we found ourselves working with the Patrón NHRA Drag Racing team. Over the course of 5 years we worked directly with the team. Ultimately, in the last couple years of our relationship, that led us to working directly with Tequila Patrón and my idol, John Paul DeJoria. As a bonus, Jesse James (West Coast Choppers) also worked on the team as his wife piloted the Funny Car.
Moral of the story - By paying forward and working hard, one can enjoy tequila shots with a billionaire. 
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Tim_Shinoski » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:37 pm

- Nicknames: None that have stuck for any significant period of time
- How long you've Sim Raced: First "sim" probably would have been the original NASCAR racing by Papyrus.  Been on iRacing about 2 years
- Where you're from: About 30 minutes from Pittsburgh
- How old you are: 29
- Profession:  Machinist
- Relationship and parental status: Single, no children
- Other interesting facts about you: Used to do a lot of RC car racing.  Big racing fan from stock cars to open wheel.
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by Pittenger5 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 pm

- Nicknames: Nothing current, although I am frequently call "getthe@#$%outoftheway" in this particular league.
- How long you've Sim Raced: With a full set up about 6 months, but Ive been a gamer my entire life.
- Where you're from: Boston originally, currently Austin Tx.
- How old you are: 36
- Profession: Finance operations
- Relationship and parental status: Its complicated, no kids I'm aware of.
- Other interesting facts about you: Former motorcycle racer, current motorcycle track day-er. Have 3 dogs (who like to participate in trash talk during racing, aka barking) and a cat. I have been to Mt Everest, and aspire to climb it someday.
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Re: For GSRC Purposes: Get to know the drivers!

Post by vfrket » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:56 pm

- Nicknames: umm, no comment, perhaps, backmarker... 
- How long you've Sim Raced: Not long enough - months
- Where you're from: Central Ohio
- How old you are: Old enough to know better but still fit enough to do it
- Profession: IT Management
- Relationship and parental status: Divorced and focused on getting 2 kids through HS and off to college
- Other interesting facts about you: joined because of some fellow motorcycle road racers - WERA
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