Smith races through field from back of grid in Adelaide V8SC

Image by John Smith
A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and R2P for hosting! I had great fun battling everyone and loved how challenging Adelaide Parklands Circuit was. I am going to miss everyone here though if anyone is interested in exchanging contacts,

Calderón runs most laps at front for win

Adelaide V8SC
ROUND 7
18 Dec 2016
PREVIOUS

18 Dec 2016 — John Smith passed through more than half the field from 15th on the starting grid to second place at the finish line in the Adelaide V8SC in the seventh and final round of the V8 Supercars series.

Driving the Holden, Smith swapped leads multiple rounds with Sperber Moriya in a lengthy and determined battle for third starting midway through, passing each other three times over a stretch of 10 laps. Smith ran the majority pursuing Moriya after targeting him on lap 7, coming from as many as 12 places back. Smith got around Moriya for the second time and into second place on lap 19, and kept it the remaining 13 laps to the finish.

Smith finished the series fifth in the standings. Smith made five starts and led 46 of his 113 laps while taking the victory twice.

Felipe Calderón controlled the top spot most of all, leading 21 of 32 laps on a run to first place.

Calderón ran all of 12 laps total pursuing Mark Carty after engaging him on the first lap. Calderón launched a prolonged challenge at Carty in the beginning, staying within a car length behind him and gaining ground over a continuous run of 11 laps. Calderón passed Carty and into first place when Carty retired on lap 12, and controlled it the final 20 laps to the finish.

Calderón finished the series 10th in the standings. Calderón made two starts and led 32 of his 60 laps while taking the victory once.

Gerardo Doglioli made a final pass on the last lap for a fifth-place finish.

Doglioli traded positions with Gilles Lalonde in a drawn-out battle for fifth late in the action, wrangling over a span of 26 laps. Doglioli ran the majority leading Lalonde after being engaged by him on the third lap. After losing the spot on lap 26, Doglioli cleared Lalonde and into fifth place on his final lap.

Doglioli finished the series in front of the standings. Doglioli made seven starts and led 36 of his 220 laps while taking the win once.

V8 Supercars series finished its season after seven rounds spanning two months. A total of 35 drivers competed for points in the championship.

Gerardo Doglioli captured the championship in a tight campaign over Sperber Moriya, separated by just a single grid spot in the end. Doglioli led 36 laps and took one win in seven races. Sperber Moriya and Carl Schulz finished within a race of the title. Gilles Lalonde and John Smith rounded out the Top 5.

Jason Whited won third place.

RESULTS Click driver name for individual report
1 Felipe Calderón 32 45:54.651
2 John Smith 32 46:17.172
3 Jason Whited Riders on the Storm Racing 32 46:48.164
4 Sperber Moriya 32 47:07.027
5 Gerardo Doglioli 31 46:21.614
6 roberto Perales 31 46:27.326
7 Gilles Lalonde 31 46:42.814
8 martin paglia 30 46:46.098
9 Evy Smith 29 DNF
10 Matias Perales 18 Suspension
11 Cristian Vidal 13 DNF
12 Mark Carty CanAm Racing 11 DNF
13 David Marques Oceanika Motorsport 4 Suspension
14 alejo perales 3 Suspension
15 Pablo Gomes 0 DNF
POSTRACE

INT
–22.521
FIN
2
Q
15
REP
+2
CLASS
V8SC
CAR
Holden
Posted by John Smith at 09:19 AM on Sun Dec 18 CET

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated and R2P for hosting! I had great fun battling everyone and loved how challenging Adelaide Parklands Circuit was. I am going to miss everyone here though if anyone is interested in exchanging contacts, organizing or co-hosting a casual league or weekly races in supercars, please feel free to contact me at http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198003388929/

Currently, I am thinking of hosting a server next weekend at the usual time slot if sufficient interest is generated here.

Now onto the race, my favorite bits were:

-A 5-way between me, Gilies, Sperber and Gerado with some blue car behind on lap 7

-Thereafter a 1v1 battle with Sperber followed by a brief 1v1 with Jason. You guys were fantastic, fair racing and great track etiquette by all mentioned with a decent amount of side by side in turn action !!!

In the end, I managed to bite away at Felipe's 22 second lead by going maximum attack the entire race. However an incident put me out of contention for the victoy with 5mins remaining on the clock. While closing in on Felipe and gaining visual on him, this happened:

Although not deliberate by Martins part, I can't help but feel irked at the fact that he let the race leader by without question while I was treated differently but oh well. Bent steering to the finish and an enthralling battle to the finish along with a possible victory robbed from me lol!

Time for more random race montage!

INT
–53.513
FIN
3
Q
9
REP
+2
CLASS
V8SC
CAR
Holden
Posted by Jason Whited at 04:24 PM on Sun Dec 18 CET

John...you're a freakin' wild man! LOL
Going to be honest, when I first encountered racing with you here at R2P I was a bit apprehensive about you being behind me. Didn't really trust that you wouldn't punt me off course with that driving style of yours....but you have proved to be a formidable opponent and also a gentleman driver time and time again.

During practice I wrecked the car laughing after you came up behind me. Didn't even have to look back there to know who it was. Can always hear you blipping that engine constantly and just flat out driving the car to death.....was hilarious to me and I couldn't stop laughing. Your driving style is one of a kind...and somehow you're able to keep the tires under the thing while driving it into the ground. No idea how. I was smoking the softs off in less than 10 laps here. Maybe I just need to work more on driving the car when the tires get really bad. Don't know how you do it, but respect for being able to!

...........
On to the race...

No idea how I pulled out a P3 here. Quali'd 9th but by T1 found myself jumped to P4...some cars bogged and I just took the opportunity and ran with it. A little space developed behind me and I set my sights on clean lines, preserving the tires, and keeping pace with Sperber.

Some laps later Sperber made a small mistake, got loose, and I seized the opportunity and got into P3. Now was time to once again focus on clean, smooth lines...and tire preservation (very important for me at this course)....

Pit went smoothly, got back out relatively quickly. Sperber pitted the next lap and the 4 seconds I had on him was diminished to nothing as he exited the pits as I was heading into T1. Nerves started to play a role. Was a real battle with myself to channel that into focus but I found my pace was suitable and I was keeping the distance. Sperber started to drop back slowly as John caught him and engaged.

Then here comes wild man...yeah, there was no "battle" there John, you were beyond faster my man...I just let you go on by when I could :) No way I was ruining a potential podium trying to keep you behind me. Already knew from practice that I couldn't keep your pace. So, around you go, and off into the distance.

Again time to just focus on clean lines. Amazingly I made no mistakes, save getting a bit slow in a few corners...luckily, I think everywhere I was a bit slow, Sperber was back there having a few problems as well, so I didn't lose any time to him.

Race ends and I find myself elated that I managed a P3 on what has got to be the toughest technical track I have ever raced on. So easy to overdrive these powerhouse machines here. One mistake and you are eating wall. This course is not for the amateur, for sure!

Thanks for the great race everyone. I had a blast.

Saved your steam contact info John and will contact you there in a day or two. Would love to participate some more in these cars with you guys. So count me in if you work something out. Will talk to you soon.

Take care all, see you around.
-Jason

Posted by Scott Ring at 05:31 PM on Sun Dec 18 CET

Looks like I missed a fun one here after I started drinking too early after a rare crash for me in the wes race.
Was always crazy watching John skate and drift these v8s.

INT
–1 L
FIN
7
Q
5
REP
+2
CLASS
V8SC
CAR
Holden
Posted by Gilles Lalonde at 07:13 PM on Sun Dec 18 CET

Ya real fun series, congrats to podium and all finishers.

I had a great start, took a chance of going between the right wall and Sperber but out braked myself at the first corner... I at leased kept it away from everybody else.

The 5 way battle was awesome, Trying to stay with everyone, on the hard compound, I went around and hit the inside wall coming out of corner 7, the one before the long straight. Had a flat so I had to go in. It was too early to rally the end, I battled fuel consumption from then on, lifting early and short shifting with partial throttle everywhere else. Gerardo who was in the same situation, stopped for a slpash-n-go... that was a better decision than limping along for half of the race.

It's funny how fast you can be while taking it cool.

Apologies to Gerado, when, coming out of corner 8, someone went sideways and you were pushing him in the doors, I tried to go around without slowing down much... my mistake, I should have brake hard.

John, I'm in for next weekend.

Hope to race you all again soon.

INT
–1 L
FIN
7
Q
5
REP
+2
CLASS
V8SC
CAR
Holden
Posted by Gilles Lalonde at 09:33 PM on Sun Dec 18 CET

Can someone upload the replay somewhere? I would really love to see what happened... everywhere.

Asking R2P for a replay falls on deaf hears now a days...

INT
–22.521
FIN
2
Q
15
REP
+2
CLASS
V8SC
CAR
Holden
Posted by John Smith at 06:46 AM on Mon Dec 19 CET

Gilles, regarding that replay you requested, here you go: http://www.mediafire.com/file/xn6591l2g66hq4r/R2P-Clipsal500-byPepe.Vcr

[Video Extras]:
Here's some footage of these Australian V8 Supercars in real life. I recorded these myself and thought of sharing it with everyone here (Disclaimer: Creative commons licence, broadcast tv, and so on, blah blah lol)

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/PEPEWORLD/discussions/0/358415738205413124/

Enjoy!

INT
–1 L
FIN
7
Q
5
REP
+2
CLASS
V8SC
CAR
Holden
Posted by Gilles Lalonde at 10:50 PM on Wed Dec 21 CET

THX for the Replay


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