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Any Interest for a Racing League for Disabled Drivers?

Discussion in 'ACC General Discussions' started by FriendOfJah, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. FriendOfJah

    FriendOfJah Racer

    Hi Folks,

    I'm new here to the ACC Simulation and the excellent Sim Racing Community here. I was wondering if there would be any interest in forming some type of league for those here who may have some type of disability (limitation) and looking for a place to gather to race together, give each other advice and share solutions with others who have similar experiences.

    Years ago I used to do league racing on the old Nascar Racing 2003 platform by the now defunct Papyrus software. Over time, I got busy, and lost interest. In 2017 I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and I became disabled and am no longer able to work since last year. My interest in auto racing returned, starting with F1 and in particular now with GTR road races . So, I dug out my old trusty Thomas Super Wheel and Pedals and fired up the old GTR2 program on my aged computer. It was quite enjoyable, but not the same this time. My PD causes me to have muscle fatigue and weakness among many of the other wonderful life altering symptoms. The fine motor skills that I once had, and would definitely need for any serious sim league racing are just not there. I'm able to race for no more than 60 minutes or so as it becomes increasingly difficult to be consistent with my wheel and pedal inputs due to the muscle fatigue. Recently I got a new high end gaming rig and signed up for a year of iRacing during the holidays. I've been using the Porsche GT3 car to to race against their new AI. I do greatly enjoy being able to setup a 60 minute session with the AI strength set so I typically come in at the end of the pack (or dead last) for a challenge. However, I really miss the interaction with people offered in multiplayer racing. Unfortunately, I just couldn't find a road racing league there for those with disabilities that met my needs.

    Recently I found out about ACC by watching the awesome Chris Hayes YouTube channel. I picked it up and just love it! I would love to be able to race one night a week with others here using ACC that have disabilities. If you would be interested in doing so, please let me know here in this thread. Any feedback, suggestions or help provided on how we could get this setup too on ACC would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks in advance everyone.


    ps - I apologize to the Moderators if I put this posting in the wrong forum.
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  3. Coanda

    Coanda Alien

    well done mate.. :cool:

    I hope you get your league up and running..

    See you on the track :)
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  4. Poguinhas

    Poguinhas Alien

    Hey man, my father was diagnosed with PD 2 years ago, so I have an idea of what you may go through.
    I'd suggest you give public servers and regular leagues a go. There are usually players of all levels, and as long as you're able to race cleanly, you shouldn't have any issues.
    Also, I think most leagues usually race for around 60 minutes per race, and most public server races last less than half that time, so that shouldn't be an issue.
    And if you still think that a league for disabled drivers would be more fun for you, I wish you can achieve that.
    FriendOfJah likes this.
  5. Hello Roger,
    a legitimate and interesting suggestion, however it will be very difficult to set up such a system.
    I allow myself to intervene because I have already prepared some time ago a state certificate for disabled sports educator.
    it should:
    - found a (good) player base
    -determined the defficiency
    -evaluation of everyone's abilities through personal information.
    - evaluation of the scapular and pelvic amplitudes, ergo ...
    - grouped the pilots by "differences"
    - set up.
    This is the outline of a very interesting project.
    I am at your disposal for further information.
  6. FriendOfJah

    FriendOfJah Racer

    Poguinhas - Thanks so much for the reply, personal experience and recommendation. I tried a public server once here on a track (Spa) that I'm quite familiar at and had practiced in ACC. I started dead last and stayed back there except for some early Turn 1 attrition (the people involved left). Towards the end of the race the leaders caught me. I did my best to get out of their way, but they had to go wide through a gravel trap to avoid hitting me. Needless to say some unkind things were said. When I explained after the race that I had PD and apologized for being in the way there was little sympathy. With a TR of 48 and the potential to cause others to have a bad race outcome, I don't think I want to pursue the public servers at this point. I guess I'll go back to using iRacing for now as they have a dedicated forum for disabled drivers and leagues (unfortunately they're mostly NASCAR ovals which I have absolutely no interest in).
    romandevision likes this.
  7. FriendOfJah

    FriendOfJah Racer

    Hi Anthony - Thanks for the reply and for the offer of help. I personally don't want to create a system to vet drivers to prove their disability. I mainly just want to race (not win necessarily) with those who are disabled in one way or another and can understand and make accommodations for each other. Create an online community here for this. It doesn't seem that ACC is the platform to do this. I'll just go back to using iRacing for now for multiplayer as they have a dedicated forum just for disabled drivers and leagues (unfortunately they're mostly NASCAR ovals which I have absolutely no interest in) and just use ACC only for racing the AI offline. Oh well...
  8. sloty

    sloty Simracer

    Hi Roger, I am also Registered Disabled, I have FMD (Functional Movement Disorder) I have body tremors abit like yourself and am unable to talk during an episode, these can last for several hours a day sometimes twice a day, I also have unclassified epilepsy, this happens if I concentrate too much which triggers the tremors and then my brain shuts off because it cant cope.
    I've not raced online for a long time, I was a member of the Gentlemen's club in ProjectCars, which was great fun, but this was before my disability, but I would be happy to join you online one evening.

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
  9. Hi Roger,
    such a system must know the restrictions of each in order to propose suitable situations.
    If these conditions are not met, it cannot exist.
    It is very delicate to ask the interested parties to distribute their respective handicaps.
    But know that confidentiality is paramount and that nobody knows your profile.
    I don't know iRacing at all, I didn't know there was a relative sub-forum.
    But in view of the economic model of iRacing I know that this game does not interest me at all.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
  10. FriendOfJah

    FriendOfJah Racer

    Thanks so much for the reply and for sharing your story. It would be great to meet up in ACC. I’m not sure how as I cannot create a private Hosted Race like iRacing. I have such a low safety rating it would be on a wide open server with who know’s logging in and being impatient and not understanding. I know you can run a server in ACC, but I have no idea how to do so. Any thoughts...
  11. sloty

    sloty Simracer

    Hi roger, I am also unsure as I said I don't really race online, I'll have a play around with it see what I can do, unless anybody else in the chat can explain how?

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