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2008 Indycar Series Racing Manager Game2008 Indycar Series runs in the BATracer game engine.
Racing Manager Game for the 2008 Indycar Season. Choose your real 2008 team from historical data. Team sizes range from 1-4 cars. Circuit and oval racing. Superb liveries!
Team PenskeMarlboro Team Penske #3 and #6. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses.
Target Chip GanassiTarget Chip Ganassi #9 and #10. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses.
Andretti Green RacingMotorola #7, 7-Eleven #11, NYSE Blockbuster #26 and Formula Dream #27. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses. 4 car team! Whilst this team has obvious setup advantages the challenges of running such a large team bring their own problems.
Rahal Letterman RacingEthanol #17. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses. Single car team!
Panther RacingDelphi National Guard #4. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses. Single car team!
AJ Foyt RacingABC Supply Company #14. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses. Single car team!
Vision RacingVision Racing #2 and Menards Vision Racing #20. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses.
Dreyer and Reinbold RacingDreyer and Reinbold #15 and Citgo Dreyer and Reinbold #23. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses.
Roth RacingCirrus #24 and #25. In 2007 this team competed in the IndyCar series so should be more familiar on the oval circuits. They may however struggle on the road and street courses.
KV Racing TechnologyKV Racing #5 and Aussie Vinyards Team Australia #8. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so will know their way around the road and street courses, but may need some time to get up to speed on the ovals.
Conquest RacingAres #34 and Sangari #36. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so will know their way around the road and street courses, but may need some time to get up to speed on the ovals.
Newman/Haas/Lanigan RacingMcDonalds #02 and Hole in the Wall Camps #06. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so will know their way around the road and street courses, but may need some time to get up to speed on the ovals.
Dale Coyne RacingZ-Line Designs #18 and Sonny's Bar-B-Q #19. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so will know their way around the road and street courses, but may need some time to get up to speed on the ovals.
HVM RacingPDVSA HVM Racing #33. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so will know their way around the road and street courses, but may need some time to get up to speed on the ovals. Single car team!
Pacific Coast MotorsportMexico City Tourist Board #96. In 2007 this team competed in the ChampCar World Series so will know their way around the road and street courses, but may need some time to get up to speed on the ovals. Single car team!
HondaHonda have been the only engine supplier in the league since 2006 after jumping ship from ChampCar in 2003. Their V8 engines are noteworthy for their reliability. Engine failure - once commonplace - is now almost non-existent in the IRL.
FirehawkSlick Short - For short stintsSlick Standard - Standard slickSlick Long - For long stintsRains - Full wet tyre
Homestead Miami SpeedwayFlorida - 29th March
The cars take to the track first at an intermediate oval in Southern Florida for a 300 mile night race. Since opening in 1995 Homestead has seen some troubled times and the original quad-oval configuration was replaced with a more conventional layout.
St PetersburgFlorida - 16th April
The streets of St. Petersburg in Florida play host to the second round - the first non-oval race in the series. As per usual with a street circuit even the smallest mistake can be punished heavily making a difficult challenge for the drivers.
Twin Ring MotegiJapan - 19th April
The facility at Twin Ring Motegi is owned by Honda - engine supplier to the series - and is used by them to promote IndyCar racing in Japan. It is unusual in the fact that turns 1 and 2 are smaller than 3 and 4: so setting up the car can be difficult.
Kansas SpeedwayKansas - 27th April
Back to American soil with this race: now the traditional lead-up to the Indianapolis 500. Kansas is a differing shape to all ovals before it as it is a tri-oval - with a dog-leg on the front stretch.
Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayIndiana - 25th May
The jewel in the IRL's crown - and the greatest race of them all - part of the triple crown of motorsport. The longest race on the calendar will see a great driver winning and drinking the milk in victory lane: a Brickyard tradition.
The Milwaukee MileWisconsin - 1st June
The World's oldest speedway traditionally hosts the race after the Indianapolis 500 and is the first short track oval in the series. Originally a dirt track but not has an asphalt surface for the open-wheelers. A tough race to win.
Texas Motor SpeedwayTexas - 7th June
Texas is an unusal shape - a quad-oval -similar to Atlanta in Georgia and Charlotte but it is one of a kind used for open-wheel cars. The second longest and widely considered second most important race on the calendar will be a tough challenge.
Iowa SpeedwayIowa - 22nd June
The newest speedway on the calendar having only opened in 2006. A short track based on Richmond International Raceway which the series visits a week after this race. Drivers who like the short ovals will enjoy the visit to the 7/8 mile track.
Richmond International RacewayVirginia - 28th June
The shortest circuit on the calendar marks the mid-point of the season and a tough night race. One of the most popular races in the series despite its location in 'NASCAR Country' where the stock cars are the more popular form of motorsport.
Watkins Glen InternationalNew York State - 6th July
The Race at the Glen breaks a streak of 7 oval races on the circuit long known as the home of the US Grand Prix. Seen as one of the best road cources in America the transitional drivers from Champcar World Series will look to score valuable points.
Nashville SuperspeedwayTennessee - 12th July
The first open wheel race in the Nashville area is held on this concrete track one of only three in the World and one of a kind in open wheelers. Nashville keeps short track tradition by awarding a Gibson Les Paul guitar to the winner.
Mid Ohio Sports Car CourseOhio - 20th July
A tight and twisty road course in Lexington Mid Ohio hosts a round of the series. One of the slower road courses in the calendar which could cause some surprises in the championship battle.
Edmonton City Centre AirportCanada - 26th July
An airport circuit in Canada plays host to one of only a few IndyCar series events to have transfered from the defunct ChampCar World Series. As per usual with an Airport Circuit the track is wide - fast - and scary for the drivers.
Kentucky SpeedwayKentucky - 9th August
The series returns to what it knows best: a 300 mile race on a 1.5 mile oval. The race is held on a speedway which has got more press out of disputes with NASCAR than out of involvement with the IndyCar series. This is the last night race on the calendar.
Infineon RacewaySears Point, California - 24th August
A tight twisty and undulating road course in California is the setting for the final race on this type of circuit. The weather can be very hot here and - coupled with the dust - conditions can be very difficult for drivers and cars.
Detroit Indy Grand PrixBelle Isle, Michigan - 31st August
A narrow and demanding street circuit hosts a race which has been called uncompetitive and has recieved critism due to its poor access. However: the race is now a critical one in a competitor's title chances with this race setting up the finale in 2007.
Chicagoland SpeedwayIllinois - 7th September
Chicagoland hosts the finale of the IndyCar series but the race at Surfers is held as a non-points race afterwards. Not one of the Stock car's fan's favorites as it is a 'cookie cutter' oval but nevertheless provides dramatic racing as seen in 2007.
Surfers ParadiseAustralia - 6th October
The final race in the series is non-points scoring in real life and was a ChampCar event until this year. A relitivly fast street circuit it could cause some upsets. This is the last race of the season: good luck!
2008 Indycar Series Racing Strategy GameThis is a model of the 2008 IndyCar Season, with all the full time cars. All cars use the Dallara chassis, the Honda engine, and Firestone tyres, so the competition is very close and competitive. It features all of their drivers in their teams from the real life season, with their real liveries. Each driver gets their own separate livery, often very different from the others in the team, as in the real season.
There are a number of one-car teams for the lone wulfs, as well as one four-car team. The four-car team obviously has an obvious advantage for the team championship, as well as setup data - but the logistics of such a large team present other problems. Little emphasis is placed on the team championship - not least because there is no official team championship in the real series. It will however, provide an interesting mini-challenge to try to beat the 4-car team!
Though there are a large number of practice laps initially given, there is only one warmup lap for each event. Thankfully since this series has a large number of oval races this should not present the extra problem it might.
Also introduced with this championship are specialisations. Each team has it's own specialisation, based on if they are of IRL or Champcar origin, historically the IRL racers having an advantage on ovals.
In addition, there are driver specialisations - in which you can define yourself if you are an oval, or road course specialist - or pick an all rounder. Together with the team specialisations you can try to build a killer package for one type of circuit, or again go for a more balanced approach. In any case each driver on the grid has a great chance of winning a race this season!
1 extra tyre set is available for the Indy 500.
1st = 50
2nd = 40
3rd = 35
4th = 32
5th = 30
6th = 28
7th = 26
8th = 24
9th = 22
10th = 20
11th = 19
12th = 18
13th = 17
14th = 16
15th = 15
16th = 14
17th = 13
18th-24th = 12
25th-33rd = 10
+ 3 Bonus Points for Most Laps Led
A product of Rob's Workshop.
Template and almost everything for the liveries - James Broomhead
A few other liveries - Oscar Garcia
Shading and highlight layer - Matt Capper
A few track maps - Rob Baker
A few other track maps, general research and applying the IndyCar series to the game - Philip Chandler
Special mentions to Ron Campbell, Yuuji Kawasie, Andrew Grigg, Kalvin Filarski, Jake Roberts and Ash Hodge, who all helped in their own way (most of them probably don't even know that they did).
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