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Monday, June 13, 2011

Le Mans in Pictures (rFactor)

The 24 Heures du Mans, the biggest and best race in the world and the hardest of the triple crown in Motorsport. The track itself is legendary and amazing. Featuring long straights, tight chicanes, high speed sweepers and great overtaking zones. This along with the danger of every corner ending your race for 24 hours, rain or shine, make this the best race out there.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

=USGP= Surprises in Monaco

Monaco, the jewel of the Formula One season. The winner is sure to be remembered. With all the racing this weekend the Grand Prix on the streets of Monaco stood out and the USGP took their turn at it hours after the actual Grand Prix.

The cars going up the hill at Monaco, an icon for Formula racing

A messy start led to a crash on lap one by McLaren driver Kurt "Mack" Macdonald and soon would lead to a DNF on this tricky course, he wouldn't be the only DNF as both Red Bull cars couldn't make it to the finish either after a bad crash on lap two by John Ruth and also a drive thru for John Denman for speeding in Pitlane.

Pitlane pulled out more trickery as Sam Steffy crossed the yellow line early out of the pits in front of the second place Toyota car of Bananatugger. After braking too late on the first turn the Toyota had to pit for a new front wing and would finish the race in second.

Sam Steffy went on to win the race on the streets of Monaco and also to snag the points lead for the series at 111 Congratulations to Sam for a win at a very legendary and challenging race course, it got the best of all of us so we hope for another shot in Montreal in two weeks, the day after the exciting 24 Hours of Le Mans

Driver Quotes:

"I had a pretty good run at Monaco. I was far from the fastest car there, but just focused on running consistent laps and staying out of trouble. The field was 11 cars, and I started out in 11th. I ran a conventional race strategy, pitting at the halfway mark. The pit stop was clean and my laps were clean, if not as fast as the leader. The car I was running against at the end of the race spun just before the final hairpin before the start finish straight. That allowed me to take the 6th place position at the end of the race and hold on to it."
Comment from Jaylee Williams 17 from his blog site (Which you should follow) at

"I just got done with perhaps the worst race I have run since joining USGP yet somehow had a blast, I lost it on lap two by downshifting too quickly and was lucky enough to keep the engine for 30 more minutes, luckily I passed up a few other DNF's to miss last place but still couldn't finish the race."
Comment from J. Ruth Red Bull Racing 15

Race Edit's song:  Keane-Again And Again

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Best of Rfactor "Everything you Have"

For the past week I have been hard at work on this video. Hope you guys enjoy because so far it's my best!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Turkish GP Decides Spring Champion

This is a really really late post but still better than none, the 5th round of the USGP F1 2011 season took us to Istanbul park for some great racing action last week. Sadly I will have to rush this post considering I can't find the times anymore.

After a bad start J. Ruth managed to take the championship literally in the final lap by overtaking his teammate J. Denman, Lynch came out with the win and the points can be found at USGP's home page

Video Review:

Sorry for the very very brief review but there's more racing to be done next week when the USGP league hits Barcelona for the 6th round and an opening to a new mini season.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A few edited screenshots from the Race-On series

=USGP= Disaster gives Red Bull a 1-2 in China =USGP=

After the heartbreaking loss of Sepang racing USGP was back underway at the Shanghai circuit Sunday night.

Practice was dominated by Brawn GP's  Sam Steffy with a time around the challenging Chinese circuit at a 1:35.041, Lynch Radinsky was the second closest to that time throughout the two hour session at 1:35.356 (+.314)

Other Practice times:

Soappatrol: 1:38.073
John Ruth: 1:38.125
Jeff Johnston: 1:38.242
Dae Bennett: 1:38.998
Gen. Shifflett: 1:39.529
Kurt "Mack": 1:39.740
John Denman: (No Time)

Things heated up in qualifying when the time dropped to 1:34.914 (Pole Sam Steffy) And Red Bull Racing's pole streak ended with Brawn's excellent lap time. The second closest once more was Lynch Radinsky at 1:34.975 but also with 5 extra laps on track (9)

Dae Bennett grabbed third right before the end of qualy giving J. Ruth fourth with a 1:37.125

Jeff Johnston: 1:37.358
John Denman: 1:37.827
Soappatrol: 1:38.271
Kurt "Mack": 1:38.968
and Gen. Shifflett at a 1:41.770

The race started out hazardous, three cars spun on the start and two DNF's on the first lap not including some three wide action on turn 3 into the bend between a Williams, Red Bull and the poleman's Brawn GP
3- Wide out of turn 3 and into the bend

Soon things calmed down and some overtakes were made, after so many spins on lap one Pitstop strategy became key for  most drivers while Brawn GP practically ran away with the top step of the podium averaging 2 extra seconds per lap.

Things looked very promising for Brawn GP until the engine of Sam Steffy's number 23 blew giving Red Bull a 1-2 and Kurt Macdonald his first career podium.

Race Results:

P1 John Ruth: 27 Laps 46:28.716
P2 John Denman: 27 Laps  46:31.257 (+2.541)
P3 Kurt MacDonald: 27 Laps 47:04.331 (+35.615)
P4 Niki Johnston: 27 Laps 47:19.413 (+50.697)
P5 Soappatrol: 26 Laps (+1)
P6 General Shifflett: 26 Laps (+1)
P7 Sam Steffy: DNF (Engine) 26 Laps
P8 Jeff Johnston: DNF (Engine) 12 Laps
P9 Dae Bennett: DNF (Accident) 1 Lap
P10 Lynch Radinsky: DNF (Accident) 1 Lap

John Denman:

Congrats to JR winning at China! On the second to last lap leader Sam Steffy barfed an engine.  Results are now posted and points are up to date.  Once JR posts the video it will be linked on the results page.

Three weeks and no F1, whats a simracer to do?
This week we'll have the IMSA GT P1 cars at Long Beach running.  Its a week off from the open wheel cars.  The usual format of Sunday night race held on April 24 (Easter).

April 25th the server will be reset for the USGP F1 2011 series with Round 5; Istanbul Park, racingMay 7th.

Istanbul also caps off the Spring segment of the mini-season points series.  Anything can happen and the top 6 still have the opportunity to claim the Spring Championship.

Points -

CYA on the server!
John Denman

Hope to see some more people on for IMSA GT on Easter Sunday, has the IMSA GT downloads if you need them.

Song used: Pendulum: Propane Nightmares

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Technical Difficulties Cancel Malaysian GP (=USGP=)

With a great season so far and more members than ever the season came to a stutter in Malaysia thanks to a few server errors.. Ping latency went through the roof almost once a minute and even disqualified some cars off the grid for two separate days.

USGP will continue in China next week where the problems will probably be resolved to continue the great racing that our league offers.

Friday, April 1, 2011

GT2 Addon, R15 skins (by me) and Mazda Furai Addon for Enduracers

Two mod news in one day, I meant to post this before but I found this on F1 Classic shortly after my own 12 hours of Sebring (Just my luck)

GT2 For Enduracers, BMW M3, Corvette and even a new Aston Martin 
 A few new Audi R15 Skins by me, I will upload and give a link shortly.. Including one I've spent hours on, the R15 Plus
 The Aston Martin P1 and the Mazda Furai

Enduracers "Bonuses" can be found here:   about five posts down with precise instructions.. 

And if you're looking for even more GT cars with even better physics and ultimate realism check out IMSA GT by   IMSA GT can be found Here.


Here is the link the the Audi skins:   Works with all of your R15 mods and comes with 4 skins.

A few decent F1 2011 mods starting to be released, and how to: KERS system for rFactor

With the FIA Formula One 2011 World Championship beginning people are starting to look for some rFactor mods, as each year. Now so far there aren't any great mods like WCP, RFT and even FSone (Still waiting for 2010 from IPM)  BUT that doesn't mean you can't race your 2011 seasons on single player or even try to race them online.

F1 2011 ISR

F1 2011 ISR has a good mod, based somewhat off of F1 2010, the tires have good detail and it is very fun to drive, you can check them out here:

Another mod, one that I have already done a 100% race of Melbourne on is quite enjoyable and has good decent physics, it's not a perfect mod but it is fun! Link:

Download links may have problems, BUT I prefer ISR's mod except for the sounds which I will try and upload a backup for so people can use it with any mod.. Take a listen:

Both of these mods are good enough to hold me over and F1 Classic can be searched for a few more, F1MG is also releasing a new mod which is almost completed and can be found here:

Want more realism for 2011, KERS is an upgrade that was released on rFactorCentral
by maxalan23

It's fun to use if you don't cheat with it, rFactor doesn't limit your time using K.E.R.S. so you'll need to be careful with it and be responsible not to use it the whole lap.

to use this on any mod find the vehicles upgrade menu (NOTE: I'm pretty sure this causes online mismatches, use only on single-player mods!!!!!)  example: C:\Program Files (x86)\rFactor\GameData\Vehicles\F1_2011\F1_2011\F1_2011_Upgrades

Open the upgrade file with notepad and edit this in:


UpgradeType="KERS By maxalan23 V1.00"
{  UpgradeLevel="OFF"

  Description="Temporary Kers OFF"
  Description="Temporary Kers OFF"
    Description="Temporary Kers ON"

    HDV=EngineBoostRange=(0, 1, 2)
    hdv=BoostEffects=(15.0, 0.005, 0.052)

  Description="Temporary Kers OFF"


If you do it like the default KERS mod from RFC AI will use KERS 24/7


Be sure to contact me if you have any issues, Good luck and good racing to all.

I do not own nor have I created any of the mods in this section, KERS was made by maxalan23   F1 ISR was made by Italian Sim Racers F1 2011 mod (2) was made by Sandrox

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lynch back on top after clinching Melbourne win

As the real Formula One season began in Australia we continued our season at USGP having a 45 minute race at the famous Albert Park circuit in Melbourne.

[Kurt Macdonald roaring through Albert Park in the McLaren]
J. Ruth set pole for a second consecutive race, and as last time still did not win the race. This week with Dae Bennett's absence Lynch Radinsky put on a dominating performance, winning by more than 30 seconds on the second placed Red Bull.

The third step of the podium was taken by Sam Steffy, a newcomer to the USGP server and a driver for Brawn GP, following him was Kurt "Mack" Macdonald. John Denman finished fifth (Engine troubles) Shifflett held sixth and rounding out the order was another newcomer Soappatrol who only got in ten laps before his engine blew.

[Lynch getting close for the cameras]

USGP plans to get back to action in two more weeks in Malaysia, until then the server is open for free practice for anyone who has FSone 2009 v2 and our trackpack  We'd love to have more racers!

So far the USGP Points are as follows:

Lynch Radinsky: 43 
John Ruth: 33 
Dae Bennett: 25
Kurt MacDonald: 22
John Denman: 22
Sam Steffy: 15
Dathan Shifflett: 8

Song used: Hysteria by Muse  

Join the Action of a fun loving racing league!  =USGP=

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

=USGP= Starts 2011 in Bahrain.

And in a fantastic way as well.. USGP Welcomed veteran racers and new members alike for the season opener with a decent turn out and a very enjoyable race.

"Weekend" Recap:

Williams F1 split the Bull's for the practice session and some drivers were too late to practice the Sakhir Circuit.

Practice times:

P1 John Ruth   Red Bull Racing  1:52.678
P2 Dae Bennett  Williams F1  1:54.808
P3 John Denman   Red Bull Racing  1:55.456
P4 Kurt "Mack" MacDonald   Vodafone McLaren 1:56.619

Qualifying saw Lynch Radinsky and also Roger Hays pop up on the timesheet (Although Hays couldn't make the race)

After problems with qualifying and about three extra sessions the grid lined up as:

P1 John Ruth     Red Bull Racing    1:52.807
P2 Dae Bennett Williams F1          1:54.138 (+1.291)
P3 Lynch Radinsky McLaren         1:54.248(+1.400)
P4 John Denman Red Bull Racing  1:55.296(+2.499)
P5 Kurt MacDonald McLaren       1:55.995(+3.188)
P6 Roger Hays      Brawn GP        1:56.307(+3.500)

The race was exciting through some parts, an epic battle for second position towards the end of the race by Lynch Radinsky and John Ruth added a good highlight reel but in the end it was two spins which would cost Red Bull the top step of the podium.  Williams F1 took the win with Dae Bennett and McLaren Mercedes would take second with Lynch Radinsky

Race Results:

Dae Bennett   Williams F1  21 laps   41:09.877        ---
Lynch Radinsky  McLaren  21 laps  41:14.498       +04.612
John Ruth           Red Bull   21 laps  41:23.633       +13.756
John Denman     Red Bull   21 laps  42:25.487       +1:15.610
Kurt MacDonald McLaren 20 laps  41:37.087       +1 Lap

Congratulations to Dae Bennett for the win and congratulations to Kurt "Mack" for finishing his first =USGP= race. I can't wait for Melbourne so we can race again.

Song used: Omen by The Prodigy  

Join the Action of a fun loving racing league!  =USGP=

Thursday, March 3, 2011

=USGP= 2011 Almost ready to go

Still we have another week to prepare but I believe that we are ready to get this season started, We've had a few people register but we still need more so please, if you want to join a casual, fun loving racing league. You've come to the right place.

With the IMSA GT mod and FSone 2009 v2 mods we will hold all 20 FIA Formula One races and some fantasy ones too so visit today and join in on the action

Custom files including the Skins for 2011 so far, TVStyle display for 2011 and the updated loadscreens can be found at

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A very long awaited update..

It's been a long time, it's safe to say I've been enjoying the offseason but I will enjoy this 2011 season even more with the USGP F1 2011 season kicking off in Bahrain    .. Next weekend we finally will start  (Even though Formula 1 has cancelled the Bahrain venue) The cars will be FSone 2009 just like the winter tour and competition will be split into 4 mini "series" of 5 races each

Register today at to join in on the racing action, the server is open for practice at ALL times considering you have our trackpack and FSone version 2.0 installed.

This will be a great season and I can't wait to get back to action with simracing.