The Average Drivers Club was created as an alternative to random online
pick-up races. The ADC is designed to bring a little more structure and
consistency to our member's on-line racing experience. All racers are expected
to drive in a gentlemanly, courteous manner; not with a win-at-all-costs
mentality. It is hoped that all racers have at least some online racing
experience, but we welcome anyone. We have a friendly, helpful membership that
will bring even a raw rookie up to speed in no time. You don't have to be
fast, but you have to be aware of your surroundings and fellow competitors at
all times. All races are run at IGOR from the ADC chat room.
The Virtual Online Racers have combined with the ADC to increase the number of
drivers at each race. The hope is that everyone, regardless of ability will
find someone to race with. For the time being, there are no points races.
The ADC is a club, not a league. There are no championship standings but we
will post race results in the forums so everyone can have bragging rights at
some point or another. The primary emphasis is on having fun. And we have an
"open" format; since we don't keep standings, there is no penalty for not
showing up. It's strictly show up if you can.
Don't be mislead by the term AVERAGE. All skill levels are welcome, from
'rookie' to 'alien'. We have members in all skill levels, so
everyone has someone to race with.
We have races every Wednesday and Friday. The race time is adjusted to follow the
switch from standard time to daylight savings time:
Daylight Savings Time
ADC/VOR Wednesday Race: A 30 min Practice begins at 9:00 PM EDT US (01:00 GMT Thursday),
followed by a 30 min Race beginning at 9:30 PM EDT US (01:30 GMT Thursday).
ADC/VOR Friday Race: A 30 min Practice begins at 9:00 PM EDT US (01:00 GMT Saturday),
followed by a 30 min Race beginning at 9:30 PM EDT US (01:30 GMT Saturday).
ADC/VOR Wednesday Race: A 30 min Practice begins at 9:00 PM EST US (02:00 GMT Thursday),
followed by a 30 min Race beginning at 9:30 PM EST US (02:30 GMT Thursday).
ADC/VOR Friday Race: A 30 min Practice begins at 9:00 PM EST US (02:00 GMT Saturday),
followed by a 30 min Race beginning at 9:30 PM EST US (02:30 GMT Saturday).
The races use
Intermediate Damage with 30 minute practice, followed by a 30 minute race.
As for rules, we don't have many in the ADC, but we do have a few; mostly
related to clean, courteous driving:
1) Please finish all races you start; NO DISCO'S! No one likes to be the only
car to cross the finish line. Of course, a computer or connection problem
cannot be helped.
2) Keep the start clean. The worst accident is the first turn pile up,
so be ready to go at the drop of the flag and remember you are racing with
for fun and nothing is gained by crashing others or
3) Respect the car in front of you. If you are unsure of the pass don't go for
4) No Blocking. You can make one move to defend your position, after that
5) If you do cause an accident, you are expected to wait and give the racer or
racers that you crashed into an opportunity to restart ahead of you.
6) Shift-R is allowed at anytime, anywhere. Just make sure you're clear so you
don't suddenly appear in front of someone.
7) You must have fun racing. No one likes a grumpy driver on the track.
We have a large track list, which has been chosen to include a variety of
challenging and fun tracks. This list will be updated from time to time due to
the vast number of add-on tracks available.
Our webpage is located at http://tomjsr.com
In order to view the calendar and forums at Speedgeezers, you'll need to
register at Speedgeezers.net. Real names are preferred in the ADC, but we
realize we can't require them. Just please let me know what name you register
under. Here's the registration link:
ADC on Speedgeezers
ADC BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Currently, the ADC Board consists of the following people:
David Fletcher, Founder
Tom Johnson, Race Director
Bob Simpson, Race Director